Japanese 'smart pants' device predicts when you need to visit the toilet

23rd of October 2015
Japanese 'smart pants' device predicts when you need to visit the toilet

A Japanese company has unveiled a device that alerts the wearer in advance when they will need to go to the toilet.

Dfree, which could be on the market next year, is designed to predict imminent bowel movements and give users a 10-minute warning before one is likely to take place.

"Dfree uses ultrasonic waves to monitor the wearer's internal

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Fragrancing - the smell of success

22nd of October 2015
Fragrancing - the smell of success

We all have our favourite smells but as human beings we rely less on our noses to help us navigate the world, and use them as something to help us enjoy it a little more. And researchers have discovered that the human sense of smell is actually far more powerful than originally thought. Writing for ECJ, direct365 takes a look at the science of

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Every fifth cleaner in Finland has foreign background

22nd of October 2015
Every fifth cleaner in Finland has foreign background

Statistics Finland figures released recently reveal the occupations of those with foreign backgrounds working in Finland in 2013. Almost 10,000 were employed as cleaners.

Statistics Finland's 2013 comparison of the types of jobs held by foreigners and Finns illustrates the types of employment held by those born outside Finland.

In 2013, people

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February 2016 date for Portable Sanitation & Welfare Expo

22nd of October 2015
February 2016 date for Portable Sanitation & Welfare Expo

The 2016 Portable Sanitation & Welfare Expo will take place from February 24-25 2016 in Coventry, UK.

The event is dedicated to the portable sanitation, liquid waste, modular buildings and welfare unit industries. Alongside the trade show is a seminar programme featuring themes such as'Vomiting Larry & how to prevent Norovirus

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New York Jets NFL team ship toilet rolls to London

21st of October 2015
New York Jets NFL team ship toilet rolls to London

NFL team The New York Jets shipped their own toilet tissue to London for their clash with the Miami Dolphins earlier this month, because someone had warned them British paper was "very thin".

New York Times sports reporter Ben Shpigel was writing an article about the logistics of bringing the NFL team over and obtained the shipping list. It

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Irish cleaners to receive pay increase

20th of October 2015
Irish cleaners to receive pay increase

About 50,000 workers in Ireland's security and contract cleaning sectors are to receive pay increases under new employment regulation orders.

Under the new measures signed by minister for business and employment Ged Nash, pay for 30,000 contract cleaning personnel will rise to €9.75 per hour.

Nash urged employers in the retail,

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