20 mn girls may never return to school, warns Malala



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20 mn girls may never return to school, warns Malala

Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistani education activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has warned that as many as 20 million girls may never return to schools even after the global Covid-19 crisis is over, the media reported on Sunday.

Speaking at a side event of the UN General Assembly on Friday, Malala acknowledged that Covid-19 had been “a striking setback to our collective goals”, such as educating women, reports Dawn news.

“On education alone, 20 million more girls may never go back to the classroom when this crisis ends (and) the global education funding gap has already increased to $200 billion per year,” she said.

Malala, who became of the face of Taliban brutality when she was shot in the head for going to school in the Swat valley, reminded the international community that sustainable global goals, set

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Night-time industry ‘set to lose 700,000 jobs without further Government support’, NTIA warns



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The night-time economy is “on the brink of collapse” with more than 700,000 jobs at risk — and the end of the furlough scheme could be “the final blow”, an industry body has warned.

A survey of Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) members found 71 per cent of businesses are set to make “more than half” of their workforce redundant “in a matter of weeks”.

The Job Retention Scheme, which has seen the Government pay 80 per cent of wages for more than 10 million furloughed employees during the Covid-19 pandemic, is set to end on October 31.

Indoor performances at music venues have been allowed since August 15, although many venues such as nightclubs remain shut due to physical and financial issues surrounding social distancing.

The NTIA warning comes after the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics reported a drop in employment of

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Thousands of jobs could be lost in London unless business rates holiday extended, Sadiq Khan warns



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Sadiq Khan is urging the Government to extend the business rates holiday for another year over fears thousands of jobs could be lost in London and across the country.

After the coronavirus pandemic hit the UK, business rates for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England were halted until the new financial year starts in April.

In a joint submission to the Government’s business rates review, the mayor of London has joined with councils in the capital to call for an extension to 2021/22.

Raising concerns that thousands of jobs could be lost, the mayor’s office said this would provide support to businesses who have suffered a drop in footfall due to the coronavirus crisis.

“Businesses across London continue to struggle from the impact of Covid-19,” Mr Khan said.

“If the business rates holiday comes to an end, I worry any employers will

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SoftBank’s Arm sale hits a snag as UK opposition party warns of risks

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The U.K.’s opposition Labour party said this week that an Arm takeover is not in the public interest and criticized the ruling Conservative Party for failing to protect the British chip designer — often hailed as one of the nation’s most innovative firms — from overseas predators.

Arm’s chips are used by companies around the globe to power millions of electrical devices. Apple uses them in iPhones and iPads, while Amazon uses them in Kindles, and car manufacturers use them in vehicles. The company has 6,000 staff globally and 3,000 of those are in the U.K.

Ed Miliband, the shadow business secretary, warned that an Arm takeover by a Silicon Valley firm would ultimately lead to U.K. jobs moving overseas.

A government spokesperson said that Downing Street monitors proposed acquisitions closely. “Where we feel a takeover may represent a threat to the UK,

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Heathrow CEO warns of jobs ‘cliff edge’, UK GDP rebounds, and stocks cautious



a man and a woman holding a sign: Passengers Charlotte and Frank, arrive at Heathrow Airport as they return from Mykonos in Greece, after the British Government added the island to the coronavirus quarantine list, at Heathrow, London, Tuesday Sept. 8, 2020. From early Wednesday, people arriving from several Greek islands will need to self-isolate for 14-days, but mainland Greece will maintain its quarantine-exemption, according to Britain's Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, who said that England is to start applying a regional approach to its coronavirus quarantine policy. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)


Passengers Charlotte and Frank, arrive at Heathrow Airport as they return from Mykonos in Greece, after the British Government added the island to the coronavirus quarantine list, at Heathrow, London, Tuesday Sept. 8, 2020. From early Wednesday, people arriving from several Greek islands will need to self-isolate for 14-days, but mainland Greece will maintain its quarantine-exemption, according to Britain’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, who said that England is to start applying a regional approach to its coronavirus quarantine policy. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

Here are the top business, market, and economic stories you should be watching today in the UK, Europe, and abroad:

Heathrow CEO warns of jobs ‘cliff edge’

The chief executive of Heathrow has warned that thousands of jobs could be lost when the government’s furlough scheme comes to an end next month.

“Furlough is going to be a cliff edge when that comes to an end at

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Biden energy restrictions would mean 1M jobs lost, more foreign oil imports, trade group warns

Banning natural gas and oil development on public lands and waters would cost Americans approximately 1 million jobs by 2022 and force the U.S. to import significantly more foreign oil, a top oil and natural gas industry group claimed in a new analysis on Wednesday.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s climate plan includes “banning new oil and gas permitting on public lands and waters” in favor of renewables like wind power.

RUSH LIMBAUGH LIKENS BIDEN REJECTING FRACKING BAN TO ‘ME TELLING YOU THAT I’VE NEVER BEEN A CONSERVATIVE’

Mike Sommers, the president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, said there is “far too much at stake” for a federal leasing ban.

“Banning federal leasing and development on federal lands and waters would derail decades of U.S. energy progress and return us to the days of relying on foreign energy sources hostile to American interests,” Sommers said in a statement.

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Trump warns he’ll yank funding if California insists on leftist propaganda project planned for schools

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President Donald Trump indicated that the U.S. Department of Education may yank federal funding from public school systems that implement the 1619 Project curriculum.

In response to a tweet that California is incorporating the left-wing propaganda into its educational program, Trump responded that “Department of Education is looking at this. If so, they will not be funded!”

In the divisive and unreliable alternative journalistic take on American history that the New York Times created and then managed to spread far and wide, 1619 refers to the year that slaves first arrived in the colonies. The premise by the authors is that 1619, not 1776, was thus the year of America’s founding.

The controversial

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G20’s think tank group warns missing generation’s skill gap must be addressed for sustained economic growth in a post COVID-19 era

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A task force of the G20 research and policy advice network, Think20 (T20), has identified artificial intelligence (AI) based learning technologies as the recommended approach to overcoming current educational challenges and ensuring existing and future employees are prepared to be a member of the workforce of today and tomorrow.

With economies reeling from the repercussions of COVID-19, T20 research has highlighted it is not only the transition from education to employment that must be reformed, but also that the skills of those already within employment that no longer meet evolving market requirements. Recommendations laid out within twelve research-based T20 Policy Briefs outline how G20 member countries can address their individual challenges to ensure economies can recover and achieve sustained growth, as the increased use of AI changes the employment landscape in the digital age.

As a viable solution to the

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