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New studies indicate people are seeking help by talking about their problems New studies indicate people are seeking help by talking about their problems
- October 10, 2017

People don't want to talk about their mental health to their line manager because, first, there's still a fundamental issue with the way we talk about it. We must make sure people can access the support they need. This can also impact the wellbeing and mental health of their employees. Everyone in the team is entitled to a "Stress Day Off" so that they can use these leaves to take time off to pay heed to their mental well-being and also simply to blow off some steam. (more...)
Barcelona: Thousands march against Catalan independence Barcelona: Thousands march against Catalan independence
- October 08, 2017

Catalan officials say Puigdemont will be addressing parliament Tuesday at 6 p.m., and MPs are expecting he'll be submitting the declaration to the assembly at the time. A flight of businesses from the secessionist region accelerated Friday as CaixaBank , its largest lender, announced it's preparing to move its legal base. (more...)
NRA Calls For Gun Regulations After Las Vegas Massacre NRA Calls For Gun Regulations After Las Vegas Massacre
- October 08, 2017

So-called " bump stocks " essentially turn a semiautomatic weapon into an automatic one , allowing one to circumvent the federal laws that strictly regulate automatic firearms. Two years later, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago struck down as unconstitutional the state's ban on carrying concealed firearms. Look, there's nothing I like better than nobody has them. (more...)
Where Is Catalonia? Region's Independence Movement Seeks Sovereignty Where Is Catalonia? Region's Independence Movement Seeks Sovereignty
- October 07, 2017

That concluded moments ago and CUP, the pro-secession party that is a majority in the Catalan parliament, has announced it will declared independence from Spain in plenary session on Monday, El Pais reports . Puigdemont promised that he would present results to the Catalan parliament, which has previously said it would seek independence if the vote supported it. (more...)
Government receives final renewal applications from DACA recipients Government receives final renewal applications from DACA recipients
- October 06, 2017

There have been issues in trying to reach all DACA recipients, Molinar said , as some who are eligible for renewal and live in low-income or rural areas may not be informed of their options until it's too late. In Texas, 2,682 people in Hurricane Harvey-affected areas, or 28 percent of DACA recipients in the area, did not submit their applications in time. The Department of Homeland Security has not sent notifications to DACA recipients about their renewal eligibility or the upcoming ... (more...)
Former Equifax CEO blames breach on one IT employee Former Equifax CEO blames breach on one IT employee
- October 04, 2017

Tuesday's committee hearing begins three days of inquiry into how Equifax managed to compromise the data of millions of Americans. In prepared testimony published Monday, Smith said that he "was ultimately responsible for what happened" on his watch and that Equifax let consumers down. (more...)