The rooster Maurice, who won the right at the France Court to sing in the morning, died
The French rooster Maurice, who won the right to sing in court in the morning, died at the age of 6, his owner announced.
Corrine Fesseau, the owner of the rooster, said that Maurice died in early May of Coryza - an infectious disease often found in chickens, informs The Guardian.
"I found him in the hen house, I did everything I could," Fesseau said.
Maurice's owner said she waited to announce the rooster's death because the coronavirus pandemic was more important. "Covid-19 was more important than my rooster. Maurice was an emblem, a symbol of rural life and a hero," said Corinne Fesseau, who buried Maurice in her garden.
The Maurice choir became famous after a retired couple moved to the French island of Oleron and sued the owner of the rooster because Maurice was singing early in the morning and Corrine Fesseau did not silence him.
The case last year became a symbol of the misunderstandings between the rural and the urban population. Many French people in big cities are looking for the countryside for a quiet second home, but not everyone accepts the sounds and smells of these areas.
A court in France rejected in September 2019 the complaint of Corrine Fesseau's neighbors and asked them to pay Corrine damages of 1,000 euros.
A Frenchman received compensation of € 50 thousand from a former employer because his job was boring
Frederic Denard, a former employee of the French perfume company Interparfums, sued his € 50 thousand euros for the fact that he was bored at work. About this writes Newsweek.
In court, Denard complained of being bored at work and having no tasks to do. He called his career in the company "a fall into hell" and explained that he always had almost nothing to do.
“Nobody worried, I will come to work at 9 or 10 in the morning,” the former employee emphasized. All he had to do was buy some materials, for example, “a couple of sheets of paper”; on this his working day ended. Sometimes he performed tasks that had nothing to do with his original duties, the newspaper writes.
Denar was ashamed to receive a salary for not doing anything. He began to suffer from depression and felt "destroyed." A colleague of Denard said in court that at some point, a former employee often began to talk about possible suicide. Denard himself said that stress from the situation led him to an attack of epilepsy at the wheel.
Once Denard decided not to come to work anymore, and in September 2014, after seven months of absence, the company fired him. Then the former employee decided to demand compensation. He went to court in 2016 and asked for a payment of € 360 thousand. According to the employer, Denard could not make the company realize how bored he was.
France is known for its laws, according to which employees are not so easy to dismiss, the newspaper notes. Employees often remain in companies, even if their responsibilities become irrelevant due to, for example, technological progress. After that, employees hope for resignation because they have almost nothing more to do in the workplace. According to the publication, now employers will have to ensure that their subordinates do not get bored.
A cute koala teddy bear found the opportunity to cool off in an air-conditioned car near the Australian city of Adelaide.
Inside was just a dog, who studied the uninvited guest with interest.
The teddy bear relaxed on the leather seats and was no longer showered when the driver appeared.
The man is a wine grower and had come to see what was left of the vine. Concerned for the comfort of the dog, he had left the air conditioning on in the car and the door open. That's for his quadruped not to be overpowered by heat, but to be able to get out of the car if he wanted to.
It is not always for those who are preparing, and the little koala bear has not resisted the temptation.
Koala is a marsupial mammal in Australia and the only living member of the family Phascolarctidae. It is often called "koala bear", but this is not correct, as koala is not part of the bear family.
Koala mammals live in eastern Australia, where eucalyptus trees are the richest. They manage to climb and stay on the tree trunks with the help of large, sharp claws. During the day they fall asleep in the hiding places of the trees for up to 18 hours.