Do you know you can now earn $300 per year for simply sleeping for 7 hours or more at the workplace? Well, it has become a reality for the employees working in a US firm that is highly concerned about the adverse effects of sleep deprivation on the performance of their employees.
The staff at Aetna has been provided with a scheme that allows them to sleep for a minimum of seven hours every night.
The staff that would be participating in it would be rewarded and can earn a maximum limit of $300 every 12 months. For every 20 nights, the employees will be rewarded with $25.
But, for this, they will have to enjoy a sound sleep for seven hours or more.
Reports say that this scheme was introduced in 2009. Nearly 12,000 out of 25,000 employees working in the firm participated in this scheme last year.
Staff can either manually record their sleeping duration per night or record it automatically via wrist monitor. The wrist monitor will be connected to Aetna’s computers.
Reports show that this commitment by the company to let the employees have a sound sleep comes after analyzing several studies that say sleep deprivation can result into lesser productivity. It decreases the ability of an employee to do his job.
It seems that this move by the company may certainly help the staff to come across healthy behaviours.
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Finally Ukraine has ended the conflict over its entry into the Oscar race that started nearly two year back from now. This implies that the dispute over foreign-language Oscar selection process has come to an end.
This conflict is said to begin back in 2014. At that time, the procedure of selection provoked accusations over the choice of Ukraine’s foreign-language Oscar candidate (The Guide).
But, now the reports suggest that the state cinema agency, national filmmakers’ union and producers’ association have signed a memorandum. This memo states their cooperation within the country’s nomination committee.
It was due to this conflict that the state missed the submission deadline for the Academy Awards in 2016.
In line with the new rules, an announcement will be made shortly for Ukrainian Oscar committee secretary. Reports say that an open contest would be organized for the position.
There are 16 people included in the new Oscar committee and it has been approved by all parties involved.
Last year, the national filmmakers’ union introduced a new makeup of the committee. But, some individual producers and the Ukrainian producers’ association felt sidelined and thus, accused the new committee of insufficient transparency and inactivity.
Observers expect that now when all the differences are resolved, Ukraine must not have any problems submitting a film for 2017 Academy Awards.
According to the French mayor, use of English language should be discarded after Brexit. This language is among the 24 official languages spoken in the EU.
But, the mayor believes that the language, no more holds legitimacy after Britain voted to exit the EU. His tweet is as follows:
La langue anglaise n’a plus aucune légitimité à Bruxelles. #Brexit
English is also one of the major languages that are used to conduct business.
Further, Jean-Luc Mélenchon (left-wing presidential candidate), said the language can no longer hold the status of the 3rd working language of the European Parliament. Jean-Luc Mélenchon also tweeted –
L’anglais ne peut plus être la troisième langue de travail du parlement européen #Brexit
As per a report, almost 51% of citizens in EU speak English as their first or second language. However, only a third could speak German language and a quarter could speak the French language.
Reports further say that despite of the vote for exit, it seems that discarding English language altogether in Brussels is not likely to happen. This is because it is the official language of Malta and Ireland.
A report in 2013 stated that English language squeezed other languages, in order to become the common language of Europe.
Further, it was also revealed that almost two out of three people have a fair working knowledge of English language.
Imagine Spiderman taking your science lectures. Won’t it be interesting? This is certainly interesting for the students of National Autonomous University of Mexico, where the science teacher dresses up as the comic hero to make the learning sessions better.
Reports have found that Moises Vazquez, the science teacher was motivated to pull on the epic red and blue suit Spiderman, after reading in the comics that Peter Parker apart from being a freelance photographer, also used to work as a science teacher.
It is said that Vazquez rides in public transport dressed as the Avenger.
Initially his family thought that dressing up as Spiderman could be harmful for his career. But, it turned out to be well with other teachers and students as well.
Vazquez says that they were everyone was smiling and reacted with surprise, on seeing their teacher as the comic hero.
It is said that he started to dress up in the suit a year and a half ago.
People On the streets of the megalopolis, get highly surprised, when they learn that the man dressed up as the superhero is actually a university lecturer.