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When Nigel Upson checks the plucked chicken carcasses dangling from a rotating line at his poultry plant in England, he sees cash haemorrhaging out of his business from a collision of events that has distressed every part of the farm-to-fork supply chain. Like food manufacturers across Britain, Upson was hit this year by an exodus of eastern European workers who, deterred by Brexit paperwork, left en masse when COVID restrictions lifted, compounding his already soaring cost of feed and fuel. Such is the scale of the hit, he cut output by 10% and hiked wages by 11%, a rise that was immediately matched or bettered by neighbouring employers in the northeast of England.
When a Swedish court ordered the country's biggest cement maker to stop mining limestone by its huge factory on the windswept island of Gotland to prevent pollution, ecologists cheered. Besides protecting wildlife and water supplies, the ruling could force the plant that makes 75% of Sweden's cement and is the country's second biggest carbon emitter to slash output while it finds raw materials elsewhere, or even shut altogether. That might be good for Sweden's emissions targets, but not such good news for the rest of the planet.
The active COVID-19 caseload in the country now stands at 1,89,694.
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For years, Jill Biden couldn’t bring herself to pray, her faith shattered by the 2015 death of her son Beau from brain cancer at age 46. She felt “betrayed, broken.” Then a face in the crowd at one of her husband's stops in 2019 as he campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination would, in her words, change her life. Robin Jackson, wife of the pastor at Brookland Baptist Church in South Carolina, offered to be Jill Biden's “prayer partner” when the Bidens worsh
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is entering a crucial two weeks for his ambitious agenda, racing to conclude contentious congressional negotiations ahead of both domestic deadlines and a chance to showcase his administration’s accomplishments on a global stage. Biden and his fellow Democrats are struggling to bridge intraparty divides by month’s end to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill and a larger social services package. The president hopes to nail down both before Air Force lifts of
FSF will celebrate Virgil Abloh and Geoffroy van Raemdonck for their contributions, and will award over $1 million in scholarships.
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Factory farms of disease: how industrial chicken production is breeding the next pandemic . At least eight types of bird flu, all of which can kill humans, are circulating around the world’s factory farms – and they could be worse than Covid-19
Starwatch: early risers can enjoy a Mercury morningCopernicus never saw it, so the story goes, but here’s your chance to chase the elusive planet
UK manufacturers hit back at claims firms are too reliant on foreign labour. In a marked change of tone Make UK urges government to work with sector instead of viewing it as ‘the enemy within’
The gap between reckless Brexit promises and reality will soon be too big to ignoreVoters invested hope in the idea of leaving the EU. But a few years of queues and chaos could further erode public trust Illustration by Matt Kenyon Illustration: Matt Kenyon/The Guardian
Wales launches drive to keep young people in their homelandEconomy minister tells of ‘significant challenge’ of retaining and attracting talent to support country’s economy Cardiff city centre. ‘People move to Wales to retire but it’s a great place to work as well,’ said the economy minister. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images
‘You have to go where the work is’: why young people are leaving WalesWales is asking its young people to stay and work. Many want to, but there are concerns about lack of opportunity Ellis Thomas, Pheobe Lacy Freeman, Sian Taylor and Zufishan Ghani in the student union of the University of South Wales. Thomas is keen to stay and become a teacher in south Wales, as long at the work is there. Photograph: Gareth Phillips/The Guardian
TV tonight: Succession is back. Let battle commence!The hit show about a warring media dynasty makes its long-awaited return – but can Brian Cox’s Logan Roy hold on to his empire? Plus: the finale of Alma’s Not Normal. Here’s what to watch this evening Brian Cox as Logan Roy in Succession. Photograph: Home Box Office/Graeme Hunter
Hundreds of people were ordered to report for jury duty Monday in Georgia for what could be a long, laborious effort to find jurors to hear the trial of three white men charged with fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery as he was running in their neighborhood. Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan are charged with murder and other crimes in Arbery's death on Feb. 23, 2020, just outside the port city of Brunswick. Arbery's father said he's praying for an impartial panel and a fair trial, saying Black crime victims too often have been denied justice.
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SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia & DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, October 18, 2021--Nexign completed the Marketing Campaign Management implementation for Zain Kuwait. It enables Zain to provide targeted offerings to the subscribers.
According to Aktia’s Chief Economist Lasse Corin, Finland's economy will grow by 3.3% this year, but the growth will slow down to 2.3% in 2022. The dismantling of the pent-up demand for consumption and the rapid recovery of the labour market are not enough to save the growth. In a report published today by Aktia, Chief Economist Lasse Corin states that positive labour market developments have restored consumer confidence to pre-pandemic levels. However, the dismantling of coronavirus restriction