Goolaerts had heart attack before falling, autopsy shows

Goolaerts had heart attack before falling, autopsy shows

Michael Goolaerts had a heart attack before falling on Sunday at the Paris-Roubaix race, according to the autopsy carried out on Wednesday on the 23-year-old cyclist, VTM Nieuws announced. The reason for the heart attack was still unknown. Toxicological tests will be conducted to ascertain its cause, but that could take months. On Wednesday, Goolaerts’ team, Veranda’s Willems-Crelan, was at the start of the annual Brabantse Pijl (Brabant Arrow) race, where a minute’s silence was observed. Everyone around the departed rider’s team wore a black band marked ‘Michael Goolaerts 24/07/1994…

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Belgium recycles over 80% of its used plastic

Belgium recycles over 80% of its used plastic

Over 80% of plastic waste in Belgium is recycled, according to a study presented on Monday by the Coberec-Go4Circle federation of recyclers and Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development Marie Christine Marghem. While Belgium can boast of being a good European pupil, the study pinpoints ways to improve this score even more. In 2015, Belgium had the best recycling rate for packaging material in Europe, according to the European statistical office, Eurostat. However, the Federal Government aims to do even better and become the European leader of the circular economy….

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Adaptation and social competencies to face automation of work

Adaptation and social competencies to face automation of work

Certain kinds of jobs could disappear because of the automation of work. According to an NGO study, the number of jobs with a higher probability of automation increases less rapidly than the number of jobs with a low probability of automation. In order to avoid these highly negative consequences for the job market, the authors of the study recommend appropriate training programs, and remind of the importance of social competencies for work. In their study, the researchers compared the evolution of the number of persons who perform specific functions in…

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