The newly appointed British Prime Minister Johnson was praised by Trump as “excellent”, but his girlfriend Carrie Simonds was greeted with a refusal when applying for a US visa.
According to the British “Daily Mail” reported on the 21st, the 31-year-old Simonds recently invited an American environmental protection organization to prepare to visit the United States for a few days, but was rejected by the US when applying for entry. According to the report, the possible reason for the visa refusal was her five-day trip to Somaliland in East Africa, along with Ms. Ali, a campaigner against female circumcision in Somaliland. During the visit, they met with local leader Muse Bisch Abdi to discuss women’s issues and marine pollution. In 1991, Somaliland declared independence from Somalia, and the United Kingdom was one of the few countries to establish diplomatic relations with Somaliland, while the United States and most countries did not recognize Somaliland. It is speculated that Simonds may apply for a visa through the US Travel Permit Authorized Electronic System. Since 2016, the system has added a question to applicants: whether it has been to Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or after 2011. Yemen? Applicants who answered “yes” are likely to be refused.
After the encounter of Simons, Ms. Ali commented: “Without international assistance, we have rebuilt the country for 28 years, and I am happy to show this land to anyone.”
The report said that although Simons, who is racing against time, hopes to get a US visa as soon as possible, the British media said that she has no power to ask Downing Street to intervene. When she moved into Downing Street, the officials “speaked cautiously” that “it would not increase the extra burden on the taxpayer”, suggesting that she had not yet married the prime minister and therefore could not enjoy other incidental benefits. Currently, Simmonds and Downing Street refused to comment on the matter. However, it is reported that the British side hopes that she can get a visa in time. Otherwise, Johnson will have a “squeaky meeting” with Trump at this weekend’s G7 summit.
According to the “Nikkei Business News” reported on the 21st, the report of the Japanese private credit survey company Tokyo Commercial Workers shows that from January to July 2019, the number of business failures caused by staff shortages and recruitment shortages was 227, which is expected to be 2019. The total number of corporate failures in the whole year may exceed 2018 (387), the highest in the calendar year. Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare issued a job market ratio of 2018 (the ratio of job vacancies to job seekers) was 1.62 times, the highest level in 45 years. Under the shortage of manpower, the most difficult situation is the labor-intensive service industry and small and medium-sized enterprises such as elderly care. Insufficient manpower leads to a significant increase in the wages of personnel, which adds a heavy burden to enterprises.
According to the report, labor costs in Japan are continuing to rise. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare plans to set the average minimum wage rate for local minimum wages at 27 yen per hour (about RMB 2) after October 2019. Japan also plans to implement the equal pay system for equal work from April 2020. As long as the same work is done, both formal and informal employees are paid the same, which makes the company complain, because the labor costs will increase further.
“The vast majority of Swiss people like their jobs!” According to a report by the Swiss “Daily Herald” on the 21st, a new survey released by international consulting firm Ernst & Young shows that 87% of Swiss people are “satisfied” with their work or “Very satisfied”. In comparison, only one-fifth of the respondents indicated that they are “very likely” or “very likely” to change jobs in the near future.
The survey also shows that the degree of “dedication and love” in different industries is different. The job satisfaction of employees in traditional industries such as watchmaking, machinery, construction, and medicine is significantly higher than that of the banking and insurance industries. Many employees in the Swiss watch industry work in a factory for almost a lifetime. At the same time, with the increase of age, the love for my job will be higher and higher.
Experts say that “Swiss Made” has always enjoyed a worldwide reputation and has a lot to do with the “dedication and love” of employees. If employees often quit, it will have an adverse impact on the company. Because it takes 3 to 5 years to develop a qualified employee. Therefore, Swiss companies often regard stable employees as their main tasks, including the establishment of priority promotion for employees in the factory and the granting of age-related subsidies.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the current technology trend, but AI also makes mistakes and cannot rely too much on it. According to the “Russia Today” website reported on the 20th, the famous video sharing website YouTube recently notified a number of users that the video they posted had animal cruelty behavior and the video of the incident had been removed. However, the video that was removed is actually a video of some robot fighting. Users of “Oolong” have complained about the video site, saying that the AI’s wrong review caused them to be defamed.
In the email notification, YouTube said that the content has been “marked” and deleted by the platform based on the following principles: It is forbidden to upload videos that “deliberately tortured animals or forced animals to fight each other”.
In response, industry expert Davison uploaded a video explaining the obvious flaws in the AI algorithm: “This is obviously without any manual review, because no one would think that a few pieces of metal are like an animal,” he said. The most likely explanation is that the AI review algorithm is messed up.” YouTube subsequently responded that the videos were indeed deleted by mistake, indicating that there is currently no explicit ban on the video of robot fighting.
Can a famous school graduate to get a high salary? A recent survey in the United States found that choosing a major and a school can lead to better economic returns.
According to a report by CBS on the 21st, PayScale, a US salary survey website, found that the top five universities with the highest incomes of graduates are science and engineering schools that focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Military academies, respectively: California Private School Harvey Mudd College ($158,200), California Medical College Samuel Merritt University ($156,100), Massachusetts Institute of Technology ($155,200), United States Naval official school ($15.28 million) and the California Institute of Technology ($15.16 million). Harvard University ranks sixth and is the only Ivy League school to enter the top ten.
According to the report, the highest-paid major is petroleum engineering, and the average annual salary of graduates is 176,900 US dollars. Political economics graduates ranked fifth in terms of income, with an average annual salary of $136,200.