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Delta Airlines employees to fork out $200 per month if they aren’t vaccinated

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America’s third largest airline, Delta, is set to impose a $200 monthly fee for unvaccinated employees

In addition to the new mandate – Delta Airlines also says it will only pay sick pay to COVID sufferers who have been fully vaccinated but still get infected.

The airlines CEO, Ed Bastian said it would help stem the “aggressive spread” of coronavirus as infections rise across the US.

It is the latest attempt by a big firm to encourage staff into getting the jab

In a statement, Mr Bastian stated that the airline’s surcharge would apply from 1st of November to staff enrolled in its healthcare insurance plan, meaning most of its 75,000 workers will be impacted.

Bastian confirmed that the average hospital stay for Covid-19 now cost Delta $50,000 per person which was “untenable”.

“This surcharge will be necessary to address the financial risk the decision to not vaccinate is creating for our company,”

Masks also become a mandated requirement to the unvaccinated

Additionally, from 30 September unvaccinated staff at the airline will also be required to undertake weekly COVID-19 tests and the use of masks will be compulsory in all wear in all indoor Delta settings.

“In recent weeks since the rise of the B.1.617.2 variant, all Delta employees who have been hospitalised with Covid were not fully vaccinated.”

The Ceo said.

The latest announcement from Delta Airlines comes as US firms continue trying a range of approaches to encourage staff to get vaccinated – especially as the Delta variant of coronavirus sweeps across America.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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Apple exec fired over crude TikTok video

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Apple’s vice president of procurement, Tony Blevins, has been fired from the company after his crude remarks in a TikTok interview went viral

Apple has fired its vice president of procurement, Tony Blevins for making crude comments in a viral TikTok video.

It all started with an interview that went horribly wrong. Creator Daniel Mac posted a video where he asked Blevins what he does for a living, and Blevins response didn’t reference anything respectable.

“I race cars and play golf and fondle big-breasted women. But I take weekends But I take weekends and major holidays off,” Blevins replied.

The video has been viewed over 1.3 million times.

The video didn’t identify Blevins by name and didn’t reference his position at Apple, though Blevins does note that his job offers “a hell of a dental plan.”

But Apple moved quickly to fire Blevins, saying the comments don’t align with their values and respect of women.

Apple is known for being a family-friendly company, so it’s no surprise that they wouldn’t want an employee making crude jokes on TikTok.

This just goes to show that you should be careful what you say on social media.

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Apple downgrade signals broader tech problem

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Apple’s downgrade by Bank of America sparked a selloff in tech stocks, sending shares of Alphabet and Microsoft to one-year lows.

The move came as investors rotated out of growth stocks and into more defensive assets to deal with higher interest rates and get ahead of a possible recession.

Apple’s stock fell sharply after the downgrade, while shares of other major tech companies also tumbled.

The selloff in tech stocks weighed on the broader market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both falling sharply.

The market’s declines were broad-based, but the tech sector was hit particularly hard.

The Nasdaq Composite Index fell more than 3%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both declined more than 2%.

The market’s sell-off was sparked by a downgrade of Apple’s stock by analysts at Bank of America.

The downgrade came as investors are increasingly worried about the outlook for the tech sector.

Shares of Apple have fallen sharply this year, and the stock is now down more than 30% from its highs.

Other major tech stocks have also been under pressure, with shares of Alphabet, Facebook, and Amazon all down significantly from their highs.

The market’s sell-off on Thursday was a continuation of the recent trend of investors rotating out of growth stocks and into more defensive assets.

The rotation out of growth stocks has been driven by concerns about higher interest rates and a possible recession.

Investors have been flocking to safe-haven assets such as gold and government bonds.

The market’s sell-off on Thursday also came as oil prices fell sharply, with West Texas

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Stadia gaming goes in Google cost-cutting

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Google’s digital gaming service Stadia is shutting down, the latest casualty in the company’s ongoing cost-cutting efforts.

Launched in 2019, Stadia ran on phones and the Chrome browser but failed to gain traction with users. In a blog post Thursday,

Google says the company had made “the difficult decision to begin winding down our Stadia streaming service.”

It’s is not the first time Google has shuttered a gaming project.

In 2016, the company closed down its Nexus Player game console. And in 2019, it stopped selling its Stadia controllers and canceled a planned cloud gaming service for smartphones.

With the closure of Stadia, Google becomes the latest company to abandon the cloud gaming market, after a difficult year for the industry and tech stocks.

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