Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed the need for people to adopt different skill sets in order to survive and prosper during the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Indian premier was speaking about employment as part of World Youth Skills Day on 15 July. … [Read more...] about As Millions Fear Job Losses, Modi Asks Indians to Upgrade Skills to Stay Relevant in COVID Times
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The inability to change crews is impacting the welfare of sailors, which could lead to an increase in human error on board vessels. Disruption of essential maintenance and servicing heightens the risk of machinery damage, which is already one of the major causes of insurance claims. Reduced or delayed statutory surveys and port inspections could lead to unsafe practices or defective equipment being undetected. Cargo damage and delay are likely as supply chains come under strain. The ability to respond quickly to an emergency could also be compromised with consequences for major incidents which are dependent on external support. The growing number of cruise ships and oil tankers in lay-up around the world pose significant financial exposures, with many of them anchored in typhoon-exposed areas in Asia or hurricane-exposed areas in North America. "Ship-owners also face additional cost pressures from a downturn in the economy and trade," says Captain Rahul Khanna, Global Head of Marine … [Read more...] about Allianz: Asian waters account for most shipping losses even as global numbers hit record low
HERO DRIVER SAVED PEDESTRIANS BY HONKING HORN The mystery driver, who works for a security company but has not been named, was making his way along Drottninggatan high street on Friday afternoon when he became suspicious about the hijacked beer lorry. … [Read more...] about Devastated father pays tribute to ‘compassionate and caring’ British victim of Stockholm terror attack who died alongside Belgian and two Swedes including girl, 11, as truck driver suspect is named by police
The new Brussels guidelines are hardly the "earthquake" described in Jerusalem. But they do reflect changes on the ground in the territory that Israeli rightwingers call by the biblical names of Judea and Samaria and do not recognise as the heartland of Palestinian national aspirations. The EU's impatience has also grown as it has remained a "payer rather than player", bankrolling the Palestinian Authority and picking up the tab for a nonexistent or virtual "peace process". … [Read more...] about EU guidelines on Israeli settlements send out powerful message
Much of this land was sold on later, often in deals involving unscrupulous notaries in a range of scams that continue until today, aided by the remoteness and lawlessness of the Amazon region. Adding to the disorder, under Brazilian law, improving land you are on can strengthen an eventual ownership claim. And Amazon farmers often argue that previous governments had encouraged them to move to the region, only to plonk a reserve on top of them years later even if they actually squatted the land afterwards. … [Read more...] about Forest fire season is coming. How can we stop the Amazon burning?