September 17, 2019

When companies improve their diversity, stock prices get a boost

From Newsmax In 2014, the big U.S. tech companies did something surprising: They told the world how few women they employed. Men comprised 70% of Google’s workforce; Facebook, Apple, and Twitter looked similar. The mix was even more lopsided in more senior leadership and technical roles. Most of the business world has come to believe […]

How to plan for a forced early retirement

By Bryan Kuderna From Newsmax There are countless articles on retiring early, I’ve even written some of them. It’s a goal many Americans dream of, work towards, and aggressively save to enjoy. However, according to the Center for Retirement Research, 37% of retirees had to stop working sooner than expected. A forced early retirement might […]

MOOC: Inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean

From UNESCO The third and final edition of the MOOC “Inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Research, Policies and Management for Social Transformations” finished this month. Almost 4,000 people registered in the course, from more than 100 countries of the globe. During the three editions of the MOOC, more than 11,000 people from more […]

Report: Iran launched drones in Saudi attack from Persian Gulf

By Todd Beamon From Newsmax Iran fired more than 20 drones and cruise missiles from the northern end of the Persian Gulf to cripple two Saudi Arabian oil plants over the weekend — and the kingdom’s air defenses were useless because they were pointed in a different direction, according to a senior U.S. official. The […]

Dorian disaster relief

UPDATE: Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief From Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty Nassau, The Bahamas (Sept. 17, 2019) Dear family, friends, and clients, We are very grateful for your continued love, support, and donations towards the rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Dorian. We are thankful that all of our team members are safe, with the majority relocated to other areas of The Bahamas and […]

Observance of National Heroes Day in St. Kitts and Nevis

September 16th 2019 Every nation has its heroes. These are people who have furthered their Country’s standing through their struggle, herculean efforts, sacrifice and productive outputs. The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is no exception and it is fitting that on National Heroes Day our citizens and residents commemorate those who have left a lasting […]

Use international agreements to pressure Brazil on Amazon fires

The EU’s planned trade agreement with the Mercosur countries of South America can help pressure the Brazilian government into taking stronger action to stop the fires in the Amazon rainforest, say EPP Group Members debating the issue in the European Parliament. Mairead McGuinness of Ireland says instead of slamming the tariff-slashing accord – the final […]

Oil spike another reason for Fed to cut rates

From Newsmax Surging oil prices will probably reinforce the Federal Reserve’s resolve to cut interest rates this week as insurance against rising global risks, though the immediate effect on the U.S. economy is likely to be small. The Federal Open Market Committee is widely expected to lower rates by a quarter percentage point at a […]

9 unhealthy habits that are damaging your body

By Zoe Papadakis From Newsmax We all know certain things are bad for our health. Smoking, binge drinking, and overindulging in fatty foods are all unhealthy — but it doesn’t stop there. Drinking too much water, wearing cheap sunglasses, and taking the window seat on a plane are just some of the other surprising things […]

Trinidad grants over 3,000 Work Permits to Venezuelans

From Caribbean National Weekly PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago’s Acting Prime Minister Colm Imbert says 3091 Venezuelans have so far received work permits for one year in the twin-island republic, based on the amnesty implemented by the government. Imbert who made the disclosure in Parliament on Friday said the just over […]