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Finance

Liz Truss to review visa schemes in effort to ease UK labour shortages

Liz Truss is set to launch a major review of Britain’s visa system to tackle acute labour shortages in key industries in a move that was welcomed by business leaders. The prime minister is set to defy some of her anti-immigration cabinet colleagues by making changes to the “shortage occupation list”, allowing certain industries to […]

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Automotive

Lithium shortages for electric cars a concern – hydrogen switch likely

“If this is the case, then some vehicle manufacturers may look to limit their exposure to lithium markets by adjusting their powertrain and battery chemistry strategies for 2030.  “Limiting battery size in larger SUVs for example may mean some customers will compromise on range but this could lead to the manufacture and therefore availability of […]

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Science

German reactor leak poses no safety threat yet risks winter shortages

The Isar 2 and Neckarwestheim 2 nuclear facilities in southern Germany were originally scheduled to go offline at the end of this year as part of the nation’s plan to phase out nuclear power. However, the authorities earmarked both facilities to remain open, in reserve mode, to mid-April 2023 in order to ensure an uninterrupted […]

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Entertainment

Yellowstone Valley Electric Co-op plateau’s rates amid worldwide shortages

HUNTLY, Mont. – Power grids around the world are seeing shortages and many are feeling the impact of this in some way, however, one local co-op is attempting to make their rates stagnate despite this. The Yellowstone Valley Electric Co-op has been in Billings since 1937. Now the co-op provides electricity to over 20,000 meters of […]

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Entertainment

Yellowstone Valley electricty Co-op plateau’s rates amid worldwide shortages

Huntly, MT- Power grids around the world are seeing shortages and many are feeling the impact of this in some way. However, one local co-op is attempting to make their rates stagnate despite this. The Yellowstone Valley Electricity Co-op has been in billings since 1937.now the co-op provides electricity to over twenty thousand meters of […]

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US

Proviso Township High School District parents say teacher, bus driver shortages have students suffering

MAYWOOD, Ill. (CBS) — A school board meeting grew tense in Maywood Tuesday night, as disgruntled parents confronted the Proviso Township High School District over classroom conditions. As CBS 2’s Marybel González reported, frustrated parents took to the podium at Proviso East High School after nearly two weeks of dealing with what they call teacher […]

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Travel

Lingering airline crew shortages, surging demand threaten fall and winter travel seasons

Shortages of pilots, flight attendants and gate agents threaten to unravel fall and winter travel plans in the U.S., after a turbulent summer, airline unions say. There’s been a surge in fliers, according to the aviation industry, since COVID-19 concerns continue to subside. The unions spoke at a CBS News travel summit in Washington Tuesday. […]

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World

Europe faces food shortages as Putin sparks farm shutdowns

Europe faces potential shortages this winter as Russian President Vladimir Putin uses energy supply to retaliate over sanctions imposed by the West in response to his war in Ukraine. Russian flows of gas via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline running under the Baltic Sea to Germany remained at zero today (September 8) after Russia scrapped […]

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UK

NHS dental shortages laid bare as patients struggle

A Freedom of Information request suggested that between March 2021 and March 2022, of the 24,272 dentists with NHS contracts in England, 15 percent or almost 4000 are carrying out just one course of NHS treatment a month on average. The programme also saw that 28 percent of the Government’s £50 million investment in NHS […]

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World

France set for shortages and price hikes after ‘catastrophic’ crop gro

The organisation estimated that nearly 1.5 million tonnes could be lost on French soil, a drop of “at least 20 percent compared to the average of the last twenty years”. Geoffroy d’Evry, a farmer in the Oise region and president of the UNPT, noted that usually “when there is a heatwave, the potato stops its […]