July 16, 2018

Netflix might be on the verge of launching its most expensive plan ever

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By Chris Smith From BGR Whenever Netflix raises the price of its subscription plans — and this happens every few years — we keep hearing about disgruntled users ready to leave the service because of the price increase. Yet Netflix remains incredibly affordable around the world, especially considering the ever-growing size of its original content […]

There’s a strange forest in Poland that’s filled with crooked trees — and no one can explain how it got that way

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From Business Insider Deep in the woods of the West Pomerania region of Poland, an entire section of trees bends at sharp angles near their bases, forming an odd and entrancing phenomenon known as “The Crooked Forest.” Why do the trees bend like this? No one is quite sure. Some have theorized that harsh weather […]

Trade war: Is Trump serious or just negotiating?

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By Jamie Robertson Business presenter From BBC News Are we in a trade war – or are we still negotiating? As President Donald Trump launches his 25% tax on steel and 10% tax on aluminium from the EU, Mexico and Canada, it could be just a negotiating ploy. If real war is a continuation of […]

Diesel emissions scandal: VW fined €1bn by German prosecutors

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From BBC Car giant Volkswagen has been fined €1bn (£880m) by German prosecutors over its diesel emissions scandal. The Braunschweig public prosecutor found VW had sold more than 10 million cars between mid-2007 and 2015 that had emissions-test-cheating software installed. The car firm said it did not plan to appeal against the fine. VW said […]

Memorial to African & Caribbean soldiers

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UK: Brixton unveils a memorial to honour African and Caribbean soldiers By Fayola Douglas From London Live UK 6th June 2018 marked the 74th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the largest seaborne invasion in history. On the 6th of June 1944 – the British Army crossed the channel, with Allied support, to launch a major […]

Porsche accused of cheating Cayman R UK CO2 emissions test

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BY BRAD ANDERSON From CarScoops Porsche has been accused of manipulating emissions tests of the Cayman R in the United Kingdom to help its customers avoid paying additional taxes. The Times reports that the German manufacturer started the vehicle’s UK carbon dioxide emissions test in second gear rather than first. Consequently, the sports car was […]

Mercedes will build an electric version of its popular Sprinter van

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By Jon Fingas From engadget You’ll get your package without polluting the skies. It’s all well and good to drive your own electric car, but what about the companies delivering your mail or fixing your water heater? They could stand to benefit from EVs, too — and Mercedes-Benz is happy to help out. It’s launching […]

Cayman Islands Stock Exchange: The impact of the European market abuse

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By Scott Macdonald Maples and Calder From Mondaq The Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (the “CSX”), which has listed more than 4,000 securities with a combined market capitalisation in excess of US$190 billion, has firmly established itself as one of the leading international specialist exchanges. An affiliate member of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions, the […]

Russia vows to retaliate as US, Europe order diplomats out Read Newsmax Article: Russia Vows to Retaliate as US, Europe Order Diplomats Out | Newsmax.com

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Russia vowed to retaliate in kind for the decisions by the U.S. and 14 of its European allies to expel scores of Moscow’s diplomats in the wake of the nerve-agent attack on a former spy in the U.K. “This unfriendly step by this group of countries won’t pass without impact and we will respond,” Russia’s […]

Stakeholder consensus on factors for tourism’s success in the Caribbean

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By Garwin Davis From JIS Story Highlights Caribbean tourism officials, including Jamaica’s Portfolio Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, believe greater air access from source markets and significant hotel investments are recipes for the industry’s success in the region. He says his team has been on the road in Europe where “we had a number of major […]