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Risk Digest: New Label to Help Shoppers Classify Plastic-Free Packaging

Iceland has identified which of its own-label products use plastic-free packaging, two thirds of us suffer a mental health problem in our lifetimes, details released of the first ever console controller designed for disabled gamers and more.

Information Security

“A widely used method of encrypting emails has been found to suffer from a serious vulnerability, researchers say.” Read the full article here.

 

“Cyber-thieves have made off with hundreds of millions of pesos from Mexican banks using the country’s domestic electronic transfer system.” Read the full article here.


Health & Safety

“Life changing injuries for a tradesman who was crushed by a reversing Tesco lorry in the car park of a west London store in August 2014 have led to a £1.6m fine for the retail giant.” Read the full article here.

 

“British Safety Council’s conference will explore how the risks associated with work are changing and what can be done to prepare for the future.” Read the full article here.


Food 

“How would you like your Yorkshire pudding – with a mound of gravy or dollop of jam?” Read the full article here.

 

“The Co-op is to end “last-minute” sales of fresh produce to reduce the volume of edible food going to waste in its stores every day.” Read the full article here.


Environment

“China’s $8 trillion plan to create a new Silk Road with sea and land links across Asia is the “riskiest environmental project in history”, a global expert on major infrastructure projects has said.” Read the full article here.

 

“Iceland has today become the first UK supermarket to highlight which of its own-label products use plastic-free packaging.” Read the full article here.


Energy Saving

Energy

“Britain’s windfarms provided more electricity than its eight nuclear power stations in the first three months of 2018, marking the first time wind has overtaken nuclear across a quarter.” Read the full article here.

 

“The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has issued a damning verdict of the government’s approach to clean energy investment in recent years, calling on it to publish an urgent plan to plug looming policy gaps.” Read the full article here.


Mental Health

Wellbeing

“Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this. Past themes of Mental Health Awareness Week have included focus on mindfulness, anxiety, sleep deprivation, and Surviving or Thriving?” Read the full article here.

“New research shows there is a direct relationship between central bank interest rate decisions and mental health” Read the full article here.


Tech

“Details have been released of the first ever console controller designed and made specifically for disabled gamers.” Read the full article and watch the video here.

 

“Your smartphone is a mess of buttons and menus. While the hamburger menu and settings cog have become ubiquitous, dig a little deeper and you’re still presented with an eclectic grab bag of options. With the release of Android P, Google is trying to change that. Again.” Read the full article here.


Financial Conduct

Finance

“The average person will have to save £260,000 over their lifetime to enjoy a basic income in retirement, climbing to £445,000 if they are unable to get on the property ladder, according to a report by a former government pensions minister.” Read the full article here.

 

“The pound dropped sharply against US dollar at the start of the European session this morning (Thursday 17th May). The pound US dollar rate is currently at around $1.352, down around half a cent from the high struck overnight.” Read the full article here.


Brexit

“The government says a White Paper setting out its Brexit position will be its “most significant publication on the EU” since the 2016 referendum.” Read the full article here.

 

“Lawyers are examining whether Theresa May’s plan for trading with the EU after Brexit is legal under international law, her deputy has admitted.” Read the full article here.


The Lighter Side     

“It’s the biggest social media debate since “the dress”: is a robot voice saying “Laurel” or “Yanny”?” Read the full article here.

 

“It’s the question that has been on every person’s lips – quite literally in a way – but few have ventured to have answered. Just how many of each letter are there in a tin of alphabet spaghetti?” Read the full article here.


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