Working long hours is killing hundreds of thousands of people a year in a worsening trend that may accelerate further due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Monday. In the first global study of the loss of life associated with longer working hours, the paper in the journal Environment International showed that 745,000 people died from stroke and heart disease associated with long working hours in 2016. That was an increase of nearly 30% from 2000.
The head of UNICEF on Monday asked G7 countries to donate supplies to the COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme as an emergency measure to address a severe shortfall caused by disruption to Indian vaccine exports. India has curbed exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by its Serum Institute, which had been pledged to COVAX, to be used by the country as it battles a massive second wave of infections. U.N. agency UNICEF, which is in charge of supplying coronavirus vaccines through COVAX, estimates the supply shortfall at 140 million doses by the end of May and about 190 million by the end of June.
Mitch Haniger hit two doubles and the Seattle Mariners snapped Shane Bieber’s record strikeout streak, beating the Cleveland Indians and their ace 3-2 on Sunday. Bieber (4-3) had fanned at least eight in 20 straight games, but the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner fell short with seven. The victory was Seattle’s third straight following a season-high five-game losing streak.
He had to endure a lengthy rain delay, but K.H. Lee picked up his first career win on the PGA Tour on Sunday.
It will be the All Blacks' first test against Fiji since thrashing the Pacific islanders 60-14 in Dunedin in 2011. The All Blacks last played Tonga in 2019 in a warmup prior to the World Cup in Japan, winning 92-7.
Stephen Curry scored 46 points and claimed his second NBA scoring title as the Golden State Warriors won their sixth straight by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 113-101 on Sunday in San Francisco.
The All Blacks will play Fiji and Tonga in July after the Test schedule was rejigged because of the coronavirus pandemic, New Zealand Rugby announced Monday.
New construction starts have jumped by a fifth in the six months ended March to 3.1 million square feet, Deloitte's London Office Crane Survey showed, with 56% of the pipeline expected to involve an extensive upgrade of existing office stock. The city's developers anticipate new working patterns to reduce office demand on average by 10% to 15% in terms of square footage.
Negotiations for a potential merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery accelerated on Sunday as the shock of a possible transaction ricocheted around the halls of HBO, Warner Bros. and other legacy Time Warner companies that have been on a roller-coaster ride of disruption since 2016. Sources said AT&T leadership was meeting Sunday to discuss the transaction […]
Nearly half of smaller British manufacturers expect to recover to their pre-pandemic health in the coming months, with investment and hiring plans on the rise, a survey showed on Monday. Business support groups South West Manufacturing Advisory Service (SWMAS) and Manufacturing Growth Programme said 48% of small and medium-sized manufacturers expected to meet or surpass their pre-COVID position in the next three months. The survey adds to other signs that a wave of optimism has swept British companies as the economy gradually reopens following a third national coronavirus lockdown.
Richard Montañez is speaking out following claims by Frito-Lay that he did not invent Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. “I was their greatest ambassador,” Montañez tells Variety of Frito-Lay. “But I will say this, you’re going to love your company more than they will ever love you, keep that in perspective.” Montañez, who worked his way up […]
Sudan hopes to entice investors and secure pledges to pay off its arrears to the International Monetary Fund at a conference in Paris on Monday, paving the way for wider relief on external debt of at least $50 billion. Sudan built up huge arrears on its debt, but recently made rapid progress towards having much of it forgiven under the IMF and World Bank's Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) scheme. If IMF members pledge to cover Sudan's $1.33 billion in arrears to the fund, it is expected to move forward to a "decision point" that would unlock the HIPC process in June and allow Sudan access to cheaper international financing.
The average price of houses coming to market this month jumped by 1.8%, or £5,767 ($8,118), to a third of a million pounds (£333,564), new data has shown, surpassing the previous all-time high recorded a month ago.
The trial comes as casual dining and other restaurants suffered major financial and job losses as COVID lockdowns fuelled customers to shift away from in-restaurant dining to delivery and drive-through.
The MTV Movie & TV Awards are back. This year’s ceremony, hosted by comedian Leslie Jones, will air on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET and take place at the Hollywood Palladium for the very first time. MTV award shows are known for outrageous moments so tuning in live is the way to go. Those with […]
Corey Seager left the Dodgers' 7-0 win over the Marlins on Saturday after he took a 90 mph pitch to the hand.
Palestinians searched for survivors in Gaza Sunday, after an Israeli air strike destroyed several homes and killed dozens, including at least 10 children - according to health officials - as Hamas militants fired rockets at Israel with no end in sight to seven days of fighting.The Israeli military said in a statement that the civilian casualties were unintentional, saying its jets attacked a tunnel system used by Hamas, which collapsed, bringing the homes down.Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, called it a "pre-meditated killing." On CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu echoed his military’s assertion that Israel tried to avoid civilian casualties, but that Hamas bore responsibility for "intentionally locating its military infrastructure under civilian houses."NETANYAHU: "We are targeting a terrorist organization that is targeting our civilians and hiding behind their civilians, using them as human shields. We're doing everything we can to hit the terrorists themselves..."Netanyahu also defended an Israeli air strike on Saturday that destroyed a 12-story building where the Associated Press and the Al Jazeera TV network had offices, saying Israel had informed the U.S. of the attack.NETANYAHU: "We share with our American friends all that intelligence, and here's the intelligence we had: it's about Palestinian terrorist, uh, an intelligence office for the Palestinian terrorist organization housed in that building that plots and organizes terror attacks against Israeli civilians, so it's a perfectly legitimate target."The Associated Press has condemned the strike and asked Israel to put forward its evidence that Hamas was in the building. ANTONIO GUTERRES: "The current hostilities are utterly appalling."Meanwhile, in New York, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate end to fighting at the Security Council's first public meeting on the conflict.GUTERRES: "Fighting must stop."Hamas began its rocket assault last Monday after weeks of tensions over a court case to evict several Palestinian families in East Jerusalem, and in retaliation for Israeli police clashes with Palestinians near the city's Al-Aqsa Mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. On Sunday, video obtained by Reuters showed a car ramming into an Israeli police roadblock in East Jerusalem, where authorities said six police officers were injured in the incident, and that the driver of the vehicle was shot dead at the scene.Later, in a statement, a spokesman from Hamas praised what he called a "heroic and daring operation."
Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group faced mounting international calls for a ceasefire in hostilities that entered their second week on Monday with no end in sight. World concern deepened with an Israeli air strike in Gaza that destroyed several homes on Sunday and which Palestinian health officials said killed 42 people, including 10 children, and persistent rocket attacks on Israeli towns. Injecting more urgency into Washington's calls for calm, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrote on Twitter, "All parties need to deescalate tensions - the violence must end immediately", after he spoke with Egypt's foreign minister about ongoing violence in Israel, Gaza and the occupied West Bank.
South Korean Lee Kyoung-hoon defied rain, wind and a weather delay to fire a six-under par 66 on Sunday to win PGA Tour Byron Nelson by three strokes and book a PGA Championship berth.
The UN General Assembly on Tuesday is set to consider a draft non-binding resolution calling for "an immediate suspension" of the transfer of weapons to the military junta of Myanmar, a UN official said Sunday.