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Introduction In 1968, Paul R. Ehrlich published "The Population Bomb". In it he predicted "In the 1970s the world will undergo famines - hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death..." The global population stands at 7.6 billion. That’s double the 3.8 billion when he wrote his book. However, the cause of this starvation was nothing to do with population numbers. Today,
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With the conservative-dominated Supreme Court set to hear a case —Janus v. AFSCME Council 31—could determine whether public sector unions are allowed to collect what are called "fair share" fees from workers to cover the costs of collective bargaining. That poses the "biggest threat to organized labor in years".  Although fair share fees have been upheld as legal for decades, the high court's
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A demographic age time bomb is primed to go off across Lanarkshire – as the number of people aged over 75 is set to rocket over the next two decades.Life expectancy is continuing to increase dramatically over the region according to NHS Lanarkshire, placing a “great strain” on resources. In 20 years, it is projected that there will be 35,600 more people aged over 75 – a rise of 71 per cent.The interim director of public health, Gabe Docherty, who said: “People are living longer which is fantastic. However, many are living with a range of long-term conditions which is placing great strain on our health and social care services. In these times of increasing demand and of fewer resources, we all need to look at how we use services.”A further health divide is also exposed across the county, with life expectancy higher in South Lanarkshire than in North Lanarkshire. Men in the north can expect to live for 75.3 years, while the figure for the south is 77. Women in the north are likely to live for 79.6 years while the figure for the south is 80.8. However, life expectancy is still below national levels. People in Lanarkshire live on average a year less than others in Scotland (men one year less and women 0.9 years). Compared to the UK as a whole, men in Lanarkshire die three years earlier and women 2.6 years earlier.https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/report-reveals-population-...
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Barclays PLC showed its confidence in future earnings on Thursday by restoring its full dividend.   Shares in the British bank were up 5.1 percent to 212 pence sending Barclays to the top of the FTSE index risers after it said it would resume paying its full dividend of 6.5 pence per share, which it halved in March 2016 in order to provide extra funds to pay for restructuring.  Barclays posted a
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Daniel Och, CEO of hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, according to ISS Analytics, the data arm of Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.received an annual compensation of $918.9 million fiscal year 2007 and $1.19 billion in 2008. Snap Chief Executive Evan Spiegel received $637.8 million as total compensation last year after the company went public, the third-highest annual payout
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