7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: Apr. 16
7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: Apr. 16

South Korea: Vocational education eyed as remedy for youth unemployment

The Finance Ministry announced Tuesday that it would provide young jobseekers with more opportunities by benchmarking the Switzerland-based vocational education system.
While the Swiss apprenticeship features classes one or two days per week and vocational training for three or four days at enterprises, the government said it plans to introduce the system in 2015 by modifying it in consultation with the business sector. … (Read more)

The Korea Herald

 

Spain: Spanish restaurant to be world’s most expensive

The Spanish party island of Ibiza will soon house the most expensive restaurant on the planet, where a meal for one will cost the (not so) lucky customer a staggering €1,500 ($2075). … (Read more)

The Local

 

Wales: The moment 150 tonnes of cliff fall onto a Penarth beach

This is the moment 150 tonnes of mud fell onto a beach in Penarth as part of a cliff collapsed.

Firefighters attending the scene had initially feared they would need to excavate the mound of dirt and rubble to check no one had been trapped underneath.

But thankfully there were no casualties despite the good weather drawing crowds to the popular beauty spot on Sunday. … (Read more)

Wales Online

 

Chile: Google Glass ambassadors raising eyebrows and fish in Chile

‘Some children think we are robots’ — the first people to try out the groundbreaking Google eyepiece device in the country explain all. Although Google’s mind-boggling wearable technology is yet to be developed for users outsider of the United States, one expat couple has brought the digital eyewear over and is laying claim to the title of the first Google Glass users in Chile. … (Read more)

Santiago Times

 

Japan: Record-low ratio of children in Japan’s shrinking population

hildren up to 14 years old accounted for a record-low 12.9 percent of Japan’s population, while seniors 65 or older made up 25.1 percent of the total, the internal affairs ministry said. … (Read more)

Asahi Shimbun

 

Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar to launch high-speed railbus service in June

Ulaanbaatar City Governor E.Bat-Uul discussed his initiative to launch a high-speed railbus in the city … (Read more)

UB Post

 

Denmark: Danish cancer cells headed to space

Researchers studying the effect of weightlessness on cancer. A rocket destined for the International Space Station (ISS), scheduled for launch on Friday from Cape Canaveral in Florida, will be carrying a tiny but important payload from Danish scientists: cancer cells. … (Read more)

Copenhagen Post

 

*Image of mediterranean rice food via Shutterstock

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