Designated Chancellor and leader of the People’s Party (OVP) Karl Nehammer attends the swearing-in ceremony of a new government at Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria December 6, 2021. REUTERS FILE PHOTO Vienna , Austria— Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer will visit Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday, the first European leader to meet him since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, Vienna said Sunday. “He is going there, having informed Berlin, Brussels and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky” to encourage dialogue, said a spokesman for Nehammer, who was in Ukraine on Saturday. The spokesman confirmed he is the first European leader to meet Putin since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24. Nehammer took the initiative himself and organised the meeting during his stay in Ukraine, wanting “to do everything so that progress towards peace can be made” even if the chances are minimal, he added. He intends to talk to the Kremlin about “war crimes” in the town of … [Read more...] about Austrian chancellor to meet Putin in Moscow Monday
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Beijing should allow more open debate on the consequences of its zero-Covid policy amid fears the country is “losing more than it gains” from harsh lockdowns that are taking an enormous toll on the economy, Chinese experts say. The recent Omicron wave and corresponding containment measures hammered the world’s No 2 economy harder than expected in April , fuelling worry that China may not achieve economic growth of “around 5.5 per cent” this year. Though Beijing is rolling out support for the economy, it is refusing to budge from its zero-Covid strategy, saying it is putting people and lives first. Do you have questions about the biggest topics and trends from around the world? Get the answers with SCMP Knowledge , our new platform of curated content with explainers, FAQs, analyses and infographics brought to you by our award-winning team. However, comments from a high-profile economics professor at the weekend have called the government’s approach into question – and … [Read more...] about China’s zero-Covid policy questioned as expert says ‘stabilising the economy will protect lives’
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin According to a survey commissioned by accountancy software company, Xero, many entrepreneurs are struggling with the psychological impact of navigating their businesses through the pandemic. Indeed, the emotional fallout is proving harder to deal with than the rather more prosaic but necessary task of getting their companies back on a sound financial footing. The question is, how can they best help themselves? Conducted by polling organization Opinium and the Centre for Economic and Business Research , 92 percent of small business owners have experienced mental health problems over the past two years. Perhaps more worryingly, 40 say that dealing with their psychological problems is likely to take longer than financial recovery. The psychological well-being of entrepreneurs is something of a perennial topic. Even at the best of times, the founders of small companies must make difficult decisions - affecting not just … [Read more...] about Entrepreneur Burnout: As A Report Highlights The Emotional Toll Of Covid, Should Founders Be Taking More Time Off?
- A + A KOTA KINABALU (May 22): The "Jelajah Aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia'"or Malaysian Family Aspirations (AKM) Tour held at the Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC) received an overwhelming response from the local community during the three-day programme which concluded on Sunday (May 22). The AKM Tour Programme secretariat, in a statement, said the event saw a total of 24,198 visitors as of 3pm on Sunday, while a total of RM6.47 million in sales and potential business were also recorded. The involvement of 181 stalls for Small and Medium Industry (SMI) entrepreneurs and the business matching programme also boosted economic activities, especially for local entrepreneurs. The JaminKerja Keluarga Malaysia Career Carnival also saw 459 participants being called to attend interviews, of which 148 made it to the final screening in the positions they applied for, while 139 of them were successfully offered jobs. Apart from that, the Malaysian Family Sales were … [Read more...] about Sabah AKM tour records RM6.47 mil in sales, potential business
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Noosheen Hashemi is founder and CEO of January AI. The health tech sector is expanding rapidly, having received an infusion of capital at the start of the pandemic that is proving to be a new status quo . The outlook is promising for what continued digitization and technological innovation can bring when it comes to healthcare. And one of the most exciting things happening in the health tech space doesn’t require the design of new technologies or the development of new therapies; rather, it’s a smarter and more efficient way of leveraging what we already have: healthcare data. I’ve argued the benefits of individuals owning their own healthcare data in the past, and the points in favor are clear, from increased privacy to greater consumer choice. The larger question, then, is how such a paradigm can be implemented. How will health data be protected? The Interoperability and Patient Access Final … [Read more...] about How To Make Individual Healthcare Data Ownership A Reality