December 4, 2023

‘A huge mess’: Failure at COP24 climate talks would be ‘suicidal’

By John D. Sutter From CNN Katowice, Poland (CNN)The heads of state for some of the main countries causing climate change — the United States, the UK, Germany, China, Canada and India among them — are not present here in Poland to try to keep the wheels from falling off an agreement meant to save […]

ACCA signs three-year agreement with global corporate services provider Vistra

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has signed a three-year agreement with leading global trust, fund administration and corporate services provider Vistra, to help the company to recruit and develop key talent and to partner on events. Penny Borny, HR Director of Learning & Development at Vistra commented: ‘We are delighted to have the opportunity to […]

The fDi Report 2018: European Inward FDI increases by 14%

Europe focus: Inward FDI increases by 14% in 2017 The fDi Report 2018 – our annual assessment of crossborder investment based on the fDi Markets service from the Financial Times – can reveal: FDI into Europe increased by 14% in 2017, with a total inward capital investment of $183.9bn. The total number of FDI projects […]

Destinations of the week 2

RANKED: The 19 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe Part 2 By Alison Millington Mar. 24, 2018, 4:06 AM Which one came out on top? Eastern Europe offers some of the cheapest holiday destinations on the continent, according to the 10th annual City Costs Barometer from Post Office Travel Money— and they’re also pretty stunning. Using […]

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

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 […]

Worst airports in world 1

The 19 worst airports in the world Part 1 By Tom Murray From Business Insider IMAGE: airport departure board travel Ekaterina Pokrovsky/ Your flying experience doesn’t just depend on what airline you’re flying with — but also what airport you’re flying from. As well as ranking the best airlines in the world, flight compensation company […]

Slow loris is dying

Selfie tourism is the latest thing to kill the slow loris BY ISOBEL HAMILTON From Mashable Warning: this article contains images of animal abuse which some may find distressing. A small furry creature huddles close to a tree branch on the edge of the forest. Its large, globular eyes are shut (it’s daytime, and so […]

British model kidnapped, drugged and auctioned her for £230k on internet

By FRANCESCA GILLETT A British model was abducted in Milan and put up for auction online after being lured to a sham photoshoot. Italian police said the 20-year-old woman was attacked on July 11 and kidnapped for six days. She is believed to have been drugged and transported in a bag to a secluded village […]

There’s a way to invest in a cleaner environment, and the market is booming

By Frank Chaparro From Business Insider An increasing percentage of people today are not solely concerned about outsized returns when they invest their money — they also care about the social impact of their investments. That increased interest has partly spurred the growth of socially responsible investment products and “impact investing” on Wall Street. The […]

Coal ash: ‘Why in the world would we be importing it?’

By The Associated Press From Caribbean Business RICHMOND, Va. – Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America’s utilities are struggling to dispose of. Critics call it a missed […]