Scientists worry Washington’s political crackdown may lead to Chinese brain-drain

There have been increasing reports on probes or arrests involving scientists of Chinese descent by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, raising doubts over the agency’s claim that it does not conduct investigations based solely on race, ethnicity or national origin. Enditem

Brain drain: Loss of leadership experience at Air NZ raises culture concerns for union

Like the Government, Air New Zealand went hard and early in its response to Covid-19. Just days into New Zealand’s alert level 4 lockdown in March the airline said it would be downsizing to a third of what it was pre-pandemic.

NEP 2020 is a major step towards making India a knowledge economy, says PM Modi

“The prime minister said good ideas, no matter where they emerge from, should be adopted. NEP is a major step towards making India a knowledge economy. To tackle brain drain, we have allowed the best global varsities to come to India. We have to promote technological solutions in our colleges and universities,” he said.

Woman, 23, is diagnosed with a brain bleed that had been a hidden ‘ticking time bomb’ since birth after collapsing on a night out with friends

Cabin crew member Jade, who now has aphasia (a condition affecting her speech), dyslexia and a loss of part of her eyesight, remained in hospital from November 9 to December 18 and had to learn how to read, write, walk and talk all over again.

Rachel Dolezal’s Biracial Son Says His Mother ‘Just Drains Me’ In Netflix Documentary

Her actions were widely mocked and condemned, with some comparing it to using blackface. In response, Dolezal claimed she identifies as black the way others identify with a gender they are not born to. Last year, Dolezal published a book explaining her side of the story, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black […]

As Congress Debates COVID Stimulus Bill, Poll Shows Most Residents in 4 Biggest U.S. Cities Face ‘Serious Financial Problems’

The overall level of those facing serious financial problems was slightly higher (56 percent) in Los Angeles. Again, Black and Latino residents were more likely to report major economic concerns than white residents. While 71 percent of Latino and 52 percent of Black residents experienced serious financial difficulties, just 36 percent of white residents reported […]

Syrian Economy Continues to Struggle as Sanctions Bite, Shortages Hit

CAIRO – A day after a high profile visit to Syria by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss reviving the Syrian economy, Arab media is reporting that bakeries across the country are running out of flour for bread and fuel stations are running out of petrol. 

Euro crisis spreads and puts the world economy at risk

Among the movers and shakers at the IMF’s annual meetings in Washington, there was talk of “leveraging up” the EFSF, to turn its €440bn-worth of firepower into something closer to €2tn. But financial experts say it’s hard to make the numbers add up. Unlike other multilateral lenders such as the World Bank, the EFSF does […]

Heathrow boss warns government’s Covid quarantine policy is ‘strangling’ economy and ‘costing jobs and livelihoods’ as airport reports 82% fall in passenger numbers

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German economy sinks, but skirts worst of virus fallout

Like almost all European Union states, Germany did not go into lockdown to slow the spread of the virus until around mid-March, so the bulk of the impact of those curbs will only become apparent in second quarter data as sectors like tourism, and bars and restaurants, remain shut.