Britain's austerity measures have inflicted huge misery on the poorest in society, as the number of people living in poverty reaches 14 million according to a new UN report. The UN's envoy on extreme poverty has published a damning report, blasting the government's policies as “punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous”, which have inflicted "great misery" on millions. The Conservative government has pushed for "radical social re-engineering", the report said, with a "driving force that has not been economic", as successive governments have chased to revolutionise the minimum levels of fairness. And as Theresa May's government faces huge pressure amid multiple cabinet resignations and Tory infighting, the report slams another nail in Brexit's coffin. The government has denied the accuracy of the report, which is backed up by evidence from the National Audit Office, the Institute of Fiscal Studies and numerous charities' research. “We completely disagree with … [Read more...] about UN report blasts Britain’s ‘mean-spirited, callous’ stance on poverty
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A Colombian man’s hopes of becoming a Co-op store manager in South Wales were stymied by race discrimination, an employment tribunal has ruled. Judge Philip Davies said it was “striking” that there was not one non-white store manager across the Co-op’s 81 stores in the region. Gerardo Brando-Calderon, 52, described himself as being of mixed race from Colombia and said he was a human rights lawyer there. He started working for the Co-op in 2002 and, by 2013, had risen to become a store manager in South London, earning more than £30,000 a year. Mr Brando-Calderon decided to move with his family to Wales after purchasing a property in the Rhondda Valley, said Judge Davies. He sought to transfer to a store in the area but was told he would have to take a ‘provisional demotion’ until a store manager position became available. He accepted the role of deputy manager at the Garden Village store, in Gilfach Goch, in October 2013 with a substantially … [Read more...] about Man’s bid to become Co-op manager ‘failed because of his race’
Samuel Stebbins 24/7 Wall Street Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Aug 31, 2018 Choosing a career is one of the most consequential decisions many will make in their lifetime. The right job for one person is not necessarily the best choice for another, and a person's job is often a reflection of personal values and skill sets. Regardless, working is a practical necessity for most people, and as such, compensation is also usually an important consideration. The average working American earns $50,620 a year, but there are dozens of jobs where the average salary is more than double that. 24/7 Wall Street reviewed average annual salaries for over 800 occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify the 77 jobs with six-figure salaries. Such high-paying jobs are relatively rare -- and often hard to get. Of the 142.5 million employed Americans, only 7.8 percent work in professions where the average salary is at least $100,000. More: What are the best and worst car brands in the U.S. … [Read more...] about There are 77 US occupations that average six-figure salaries. Is yours one of them?
In today's world, it's not hard to find yourself being recorded. With an explosion in security cameras and recording devices in virtually every pocket, private moments may not be so private after all. What transpires on those recordings can tell us a lot. In this installment of Reporter's Notebook, "CBS This Morning" co-host John Dickerson examines the good, the bad and the ugly of secretly recorded behavior – from parking lots to the West Wing. One test of a person's character is if they do the right thing when they don't think anybody's looking. This week, a grand jury report showed that the Catholic Church of Pennsylvania failed that test. White House staffers were facing that test daily, as recordings were released by a former top Trump official, Omarosa Manigault Newman. Weeks ago, the president's former lawyer Michael Cohen released a recording showing candidate Donald Trump talking about hush money payments to an alleged mistress that President Trump had said he knew … [Read more...] about Will public servants do the right thing when no one’s watching?
Haiti, battered by natural disasters, is reeling from a scandal around the revelations of abuse by international aid workers. How will it affect the humanitarian efforts of NGOs and the UN in the country? We ask Ezili Danto, Haitian human rights lawyer. SS: Ok, we are going to go case by case. But because Oxfam is the latest case I would like to focus on them in the beginning. I mean, it only takes one scandal to ruin the reputation of a charity - accusations stick and people start thinking that the whole organisation is rotten. After the scandal broke out, Oxfam’s CEO said that everything the organisation tried to say or do just ‘fuelled the fire’ of public opinion - it’s like no matter what they say, it won’t come out right. Do they really deserve to be battered further? ED: Yes, we’re talking about children, we’re talking about post-earthquake. I mean, look at the situation, Sophie, we’re talking about the 2010 catastrophic, … [Read more...] about NGOs masturbating on our pain