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10/05/2021

Clare Magness

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Apple watch may gain blood pressure, glucose and alcohol monitoring capabilities

Apple has been revealed to be the largest customer of the British electronics start-up Rockley Photonics. The company has developed non-invasive optical sensors for detecting multiple blood-related health metrics, including blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood alcohol levels. These types of biometric data are only normally detectable with more invasive and dedicated medical equipment.

Hyper-local offices and central HQs could chart the path forward to save cities

Enforced home working and lockdown travel restrictions due to the Covid 19 pandemic have emptied out cities in the UK. Despite the lack of commute and the improved work/life balance surveys show a strong desire by employees to return to the office, albeit in more flexible terms.

Merseyside locals slam Amazon development and ask ‘where are the jobs?’

When Amazon applied for permission to build a huge "sortation" center in the former pit village Haydock in Merseyside, the local council supported the scheme because of the promised 2,500 jobs that would be created, despite it being built on green belt land.

G7 to commit $15 billion to boost girls’ education and women’s employment

When G7 Foreign and Development Ministers meet in London this week they will discuss investing $15 billion in developing countries in the next two years. This development fund will help women access jobs and build resilient businesses to combat the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19.

Huge furlough sum claimed by Trump Organisation for Scottish golf resorts despite making redundancies

The former US president’s Scottish firms have received as much as £575,000 via the UK job retention scheme over a two-month period.

Barclays, Tesco and NatWest ranked top three workplaces in the UK

Barclays came first in LinkedIn's list of the top 25 workplaces in the UK, followed by Tesco and NatWest.

India’s second wave of pandemic virus makes 7 million people jobless

India’s unemployment rate rose to nearly 8% in April, a four-month high according to data from Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt.(CMI), a private research firm. The possibility of Indias economy recovering is unlikely due to the catastrophic effect of a second wave of the covid 19 pandemic. State administrations are extending curfews and lockdowns to try to curb a record surge in virus cases.

How will London change after Covid and Brexit?

As the UK gradually emerges from lockdown, the deserted streets of London are beginning to show hints of their former vibrancy.

Clare Magness

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