After talks between Shinzo Abe and Thomas Bach, a decision was made postpone the Olympic Games to Tokyo

After talks between Shinzo Abe and Thomas Bach, a decision was made postpone the Olympic Games to Tokyo

The Tokyo Olympics are to be postponed until 2021 after talks between Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach. Abe said they had established that cancelling the Games was out of the question, and that Bach had agreed “100%” that a postponement was the most appropriate response to the global disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “We agreed that a postponement would be the best way to ensure that the athletes are in peak condition when they compete and to guarantee the safety of…

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‘NEETs’: youth group at high risk of poverty and exclusion

‘NEETs’: youth group at high risk of poverty and exclusion

Education and skills gaps are not only a challenge for businesses seeking to recruit, they also make poverty and social exclusion more likely among young people who are excluded from labour and education at the same time.  According to Eurostat, 16.5% of Europeans between 20 and 34 years are NEETs, an acronym referring to people who are Neither in Employment, Education or Training. The lower the education level, the higher the risk for young people to become NEETs and fall into poverty and social exclusion as a result.  Moreover, the…

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As COVID-19 cases rise, US senators sell off stocks and lower risks

As COVID-19 cases rise, US senators sell off stocks and lower risks

After receiving classified briefings about the coronavirus, some US Senators sold off stocks and then downplayed the virus’ risk to the public. Financial reporting currently shows that five senators have sold major holdings in recent months. Public outrage is high and calls for resignations are mounting. With confirmed COVID-19 cases rapidly rising, the US has ramped up its response to the pandemic in recent days after an initial muddled response from the government, which downplayed the risks of the virus. However, recently released financial reporting shows that certain US Senators…

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