December 12, 2019

Hot chocolate and ice skating: enjoy the benefits of CNG on your Christmas holiday roadtrip

A 2,611 kilometre road trip through four European countries in a cost-saving,compressed natural gas Arona TGI Christmas markets in France and Switzerland, white truffle in northern Italy and a dip in 37 °C hot springs in the Eastern Pyrenees €120.12 spent on gas for the entire trip, or 50% less than on petrol in a similar car […]

REPORT: What if scale breaks community?

Rebooting Audience Engagement When Journalism is Under Fire By Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Discussing how digital news media navigates the conundrum of audience retention and engagement, this report examines the context in which news organisations operate and the implications of political pressures, rapidly evolving platforms and the insidious ‘weaponisation’ of social media […]

Weird building with a hole

Supreme Irony: One of the Most Difficult-to-Construct Buildings in the World Will Focus on “Sustainability” By Rain Noe From Core77 Dubai’s weird building with a hole in it is almost finished The first Christmas after the World Trade Center was destroyed, I needed to get out of New York, and flew to China for a […]

Change-makers, leaders, and influencers: Zeit online’s festival champions the young

Z2X festival has proved a hit for community and engagement  By Sahar Amer From Reuters Community Experiential events have proven to be both lucrative and successful in attracting younger audiences. But how can publishers also engage with young people in a meaningful way that in turn creates a trustworthy brand?  A study from Atlantic Re:think, Comscore, and Harvard College […]

All OECS schools to benefit from improved Internet connectivity

uesday, December 10, 2019 — The OECS-UNICEF initiative ‘ProjectConnect’ was successfully launched as part of a workshop held from 26-29 November, 2019 in Antigua and Barbuda. The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) partnered with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to launch Project Connect, the first pillar of a wider project, namely the GIGA initiative, […]

Are top publishers the next big players in hyperlocal news?

By Chaymae Samir From Reuters Community Studies and articles on hyperlocal news outlets are full of examples of underperforming business models and failed ventures. Looking today at what was once named ‘’the future of journalism’’ and knowing what we now know, it is perhaps hard to grasp the hype around hyperlocal coverage.  Hyperlocal journalism, sometimes called microlocal […]

Originality

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio There’s not much original in this world. In fact, one might go so far as to suggest nothing is original except the Big Bang. We all build upon what has come before us. Sure, there was nothing like the iPhone before its launch in 2007, or the CD player […]

Qualities to look for when identifying future leaders at your organisation

As the cost of finding new talent increases, training in-house employees to take up more advanced roles is becoming a norm among corporates. While this is a great thing, management training doesn’t always pay off. Sure, there are unique challenges for organisations that engage in such training, poor results may persist even after applying an […]

OECS companies participate in the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum in Miami

From OECS-Chamber of Commerce of Martinique Wednesday, December 11, 2019 — Three companies from the Eastern Caribbean participated in the 11th Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) which took place in Miami, Florida, from October 16-18, 2019. The mission was part of a joint market exploration initiative implemented under the INTERREG Trade Enhancement for the Eastern Caribbean […]

The Internet’s most hated: Who are the most annoying people online?

By Toni Allen From Whois Hosting This? In the digital age, the internet and real-life can overlap to the point where they’re nearly indistinguishable. According to the Digital 2019 report, Americans spend approximately 6 hours and 31 minutes of their day online, which is equivalent to 96 days a year. This means the average internet user spends […]