November 16, 2018

No penalties,no progress!

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By Joanna Ewart-James, From Freedom United The Australian Modern Slavery Bill has NO PENALTIES to ensure businesses act to protect workers.  Don’t let big businesses get away with this! Why is this needed? The UK Modern Slavery Act has no penalties and two years on, less than a fifth of companies meet its requirements.[1] Fortunately, […]

‘Made in China 2025’: How 5G could put China in charge of the wireless backbone and ahead of the pack

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By Bien Perez,Li Tao From South China Morning Post The fifth instalment of a series on China’s hi-tech industry development master plan looks at 5G mobile technology and how it could create a more advanced digital foundation for the world’s second-largest economy In the world’s largest smartphone market, 4G is king. At the end of […]

Offshore deals down 10% in the first half of the year [Cayman Islands #1]

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By: Pedro Goncalves From International Investment Offshore deals down 10% in the first half of the year The Cayman Islands saw more mergers and acquisition transactions than any other offshore jurisdiction in the first half of 2018 as Jersey took the number one spot in terms of total value, according to a report. A total […]

China ‘threatened with isolation’ by veto written into US-Mexico-Canada trade deal

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By Lee Jeong-ho, Keegan Elmer, Zhou Xin From South China Morning Post A clause allowing any member of the North American trio to effectively block each-other’s free-trade deals seems aimed at China and is expected to feature in future US trade agreements A special clause in the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement would give Washington a […]

UK water rates are funding dividends for shareholders – and most of them are abroad

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By Ben Glaze From Daily Mirror Foreign hedge funds, overseas governments and offshore business are the main ones to benefit from water industry profits Greedy foreign hedge funds, overseas governments and offshore businesses are soaking up profits from hard-up water customers, a study reveals today. More than 70% of the water industry is currently owned […]

Scientists think that maybe electrically shocking coral reefs is a good idea

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By Mike Wehner From BGR t’s no secret that the Earth’s coral reefs are in dire need of some TLC. Combinations of severe weather and manmade global warming have left massive stretches of coral dead all over the world, and countries are ponying uphuge sums of cash to try to fix the problem. If we […]

Scientists built a robot that hunts and kills starfish

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By Mike Wehner from BGR Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has seen better days. The massive natural wonder is dealing with the impacts of ocean warming (thanks to manmade climate change) which have pushed species away and killed off massive sections of coral, but that’s not the only problem the reef has been forced to deal […]

Cayman Islands: UPDATE – Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision on Esterly Tibbetts Highway (Man now named)

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From RCIPS Man now named Police can now confirm that the victim in yesterday’s vehicle collision was Geoffrey Cornwall, age 56, a resident on island who was originally from Australia. The RCIPS extends its condolences to the friends and family of the deceased.   Police can now confirmed that the victim in the below incident […]

Pope Francis condemns child sex abuse and Church cover-ups

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From BBC Pope Francis has condemned the “atrocities” of child sex abuse and clerical cover-ups in a letter to the world’s 1.2bn Roman Catholics. The letter to “the People of God” calls for an end to the “culture of death” in the Church, addresses failures to deal with abuse and asks for forgiveness. Last week […]

Destination of the week

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AUSTRALIA – OUTSTANDING DESTINATION From Travel Blissful When trying to decide what to see in Australia you can be faced with many decisions. Are you looking for famous places in Australia to visit, the most beautiful places in Australia, the important places, the historical places, the best holiday destinations in Australia or something else? Here […]