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Reports of ‘forced labour’ ahead of 2022 World Cup

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One of the most controversial football world cups is months away and there are reports of forced labour among workers

Amnesty International found 34 employees from eight private companies were involved in forced labour in Qatar.

The report was published just days after the official draw for the tournament was announced.

It found the migrant workers are working for months, or in some cases, years on end without a day off.

“Despite the progress Qatar has made in recent years, our research suggests that abuses in the private security sectorwhich will be increasingly in demand during the World Cup – remain systematic and structural.”

Stephen Cockburn from Amnesty International

Most of the workers say their employers refused to respect the weekly rest day, which is legislated in Qatar.

Amnesty says the workers have been employed by private companies. Together, they provide services for sites including football stadiums, and some other infrastructure projects.

As part of the report, Amnesty interviewed several current or former security guards. The human rights organisation says it “indicates that these abuses are systemic”.

Qatari law restricts working hours to 60-hours a week, including overtime.

Costa is a news producer at ticker NEWS. He has previously worked as a regional journalist at the Southern Highlands Express newspaper. He also has several years' experience in the fire and emergency services sector, where he has worked with researchers, policymakers and local communities. He has also worked at the Seven Network during their Olympic Games coverage and in the ABC Melbourne newsroom. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Professional), with expertise in journalism, politics and international relations. His other interests include colonial legacies in the Pacific, counter-terrorism, aviation and travel.

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Health experts are walking the nutritional path to a stronger immune system

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Proper nutrition plays a crucial role in maintaining a robust immune system and mitigating chronic inflammation.

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or infection, but when it becomes chronic, it can lead to serious health issues.

Kate Save from BeFitFood joins to discuss the relationship between #featured

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Nvidia surpasses Microsoft as the most valuable company in the world

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Nvidia has emerged as the world’s most valuable company, surpassing Microsoft with a market value of over $3.3 trillion.

This shift comes on the heels of Nvidia’s consistent growth in the semiconductor sector and its strategic advancements in artificial intelligence and gaming technologies.

This milestone marks a significant validation of Nvidia’s aggressive expansion and innovation strategies under CEO Jensen Huang, who has steered the company towards dominance in high-performance computing.

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Nintendo’s latest presentation showcased exciting revivals and fresh new titles for Q4

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Nintendo’s exciting 2024 lineup revealed following June Direct: revivals, new titles, and fresh takes.

From enhanced classics like Donkey Kong Country Returns HD to highly anticipated new entries such as Metroid Prime 4, Nintendo’s 2024 releases promise something for every gamer.

Emily Leaney from TeamRetro joins to unpack all the big announcements.

Follow the link here for the full presentation on Nintendo’s official YouTube channel.

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