Survey shows 64% willing to work beyond retirement age
A majority of Japanese people appear willing to work beyond their retirement age due largely to financial concerns, with a recent survey showing 64 percent of respondents wanting to do so.In an online survey conducted in August by Nippon Life Insurance Co. covering 7,543 policyholders, 38.7 percent said they want to keep working in their current jobs after retirement and 25.3 percent said they would prefer different jobs.Severe labor shortages are one of the challenges Japan faces posed by a rapidly aging population and declining birth rate.At present, companies in Japan are obliged to allow p...
Chinese people commemorate spirit of Korean War amid US suppression
Representatives from all walks of life participate in the opening ceremony of the Memorial Hall of the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea, in Dandong, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Yang Qing)Chinese people have been commemorating the spirit of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53), also known as the Korean War, which experts said is especially important today to boost people's courage and resolve in safeguarding their national interests in the face of US suppression.This year marks the 70th anniversary of the war.The wave of remembrance...
COVID-19: Foreign travel returnees praise Abu Dhabi quarantine facilities, strict precautions
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi residents and visitors to the emirate have commended the safe, well-equipped institutional quarantine facilities, as well as the procedures that are currently being followed to limit the spread of COVID-19.According to the latest guidelines, all people returning to Abu Dhabi from international travel must stay under quarantine for a total of 14 days. They are also required to undergo COVID-19 screenings at the entry points in Abu Dhabi.“My wife and I returned to Abu Dhabi on September 10, and presented our COVID-19 negative test results. After undergoing another PCR [polym...
Three people including two Emiratis killed in a head-on traffic collision in UAE
Umm Al Quwain: Three people including two Emirates were killed in a fatal head-on traffic collision on Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road on Sunday morning.The accident happened in the Umm Al Quqain stretch of the road.Colonel Saeed Obaid, Director of Patrols and Traffic at Umm Al Quwain Police, said that a man from Comoros Island in his 50s, was driving in a high speed against the traffic on the highway when his car rammed into another car coming from the opposite direction.The man who caused the accidents was killed on the spot while the driver of the second car and a passenger, both Emirati, al...
Thousands march in Germany urging EU to take in refugees
Thousands of people demonstrated Sunday in Berlin and other German cities, urging the European Union to take in migrants left without shelter after a fire destroyed their biggest camp in Greece.The mask-clad protesters armed with "leave no one behind" posters were joined in the German capital by the aunt of Alan Kurdi, the Syrian boy whose image became a tragic symbol of the 2015 refugee crisis after his body was washed up on a Turkish beach."I decided to speak up and speak for those who can't speak for themselves... If I can't save my own family, then let's save the others," said Tima Kurdi, ...
EDITORIAL – Abuse of power
EDITORIAL – Abuse of power(The Philippine Star) – September 21, 2020 – 12:00amForty-eight years is a long time to remember. In a country where lessons are not easily learned and mistakes of the past keep being repeated, however, people need continuing reminders about the consequences of greed and the abuse of power. Especially because those who benefited from the abuse are actively trying to rewrite history.Barred from seeking a third term as president, Ferdinand Marcos found another way of perpetuating himself in power. Claiming to quell a communist rebellion, the Marcos regime faked an ambus...
Azerbaijan reports 154 new COVID-19 recoveries
By TrendAzerbaijan has detected 146 new COVID-19 cases, 154 patients have recovered and one patient has died, Trend reports citing the Operational Headquarters under Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers.Up till now, 39,188 people have been infected with coronavirus in the country, 36,755 of them have recovered, and 575 people have died. Currently, 1,858 people are under treatment in special hospitals.To reveal the COVID-19 cases, 6,886 tests were carried out in Azerbaijan over the past day, and a total of 1,054,792 tests have been conducted so far.
Prawit thanks all for peaceful event
Prawit thanks all for peaceful event Sanam Luang demonstration wraps up without incidentDeputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has thanked protesters for staging a peaceful demonstration at Sanam Luang on Saturday night and for their cooperation with the authorities, according to his personal spokesman, Lt Gen Kongcheep Tantrawanich.He also thanked security officials who took part in the peace-keeping operation. The rally attracted between 30,000 and 50,000 people at its peak on Saturday night but there were no serious incidents.Gen Prawit was particularly full of praise for the Royal Thai Pol...
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Prawit thanks all for peaceful demonstration
Prawit thanks all for peaceful event Sanam Luang demonstration wraps up without incidentDeputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has thanked protesters for staging a peaceful demonstration at Sanam Luang on Saturday night and their cooperation with the authorities, according to his personal spokesman, Lt Gen Kongcheep Tantrawanich.He also thanked security officials who took part in the peace-keeping operation. The rally attracted between 30,000 and 50,000 people at its peak on Saturday night but there were no serious incidents.Gen Prawit was particularly full of praise for the Royal Thai Police ...
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