December 13, 2019

Grand Theft Tender? How €56bn went to tax havens

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By Piotr Arak From Eurobserver The Juncker Commission was struck by the Luxleaks scandal and Panama Papers but it did not deliver any sound solutions to money-laundering. In the last 12 years, €56bn from public tenders around Europe went to tax havens and nobody did anything. Tax haven-based companies win roughly five percent of value of public tenders throughout […]

Destinations of the week

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13 of the World’s Most Bizarre Tourist Destinations By Kristine Solomon From Readers Digest From abandoned ghost towns and macabre museums to extraordinary manmade wonders, here are the weirdest places on Earth you’ve never heard of. The Village of Dolls in Japan doll town japan Roberto Maxwel/lshutterstock What’s the only thing that could make an […]

Innovative countries in Europe 1

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These are the 20 most innovative countries in Europe Part 1 By Fernando Belinchón, From Business Insider Microbiologist Ashley Paulick looks through a stereoscope to identify bacterium in a blood plate in an anaerobe lab within the Infectious Disease Laboratory at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Atlanta. […]

Junior Honda Classic this weekend at PGA National

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From Palm Beach Post The 11th Annual Junior Honda Classic will be held Saturday and Sunday at PGA National Resort & Spa with 300 youngsters representing 21 countries and 18 states testing their skills over the resort’s Champion, Fazio and Squire courses. Boys and girls competitions will take place over 36 holes on the Champion […]

EC plan now offering medical travel service

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By Eric Lindquist From Leader telegram Health City Cayman Islands is one of the sites where patients can receive care through Group Health Cooperative’s new medical tourism program. Group Health CEO Peter Farrow underwent a colonoscopy at the facility earlier this year. An Eau Claire health plan is taking flight — into the tourism business. […]

Crisis talks to save endangered rhino

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By Tristan McConnell, AFP From Business Insider Ol Pejeta (Kenya) (AFP) – Conservationists and scientists met in Kenya this week to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction. There are only five northern whites left on the planet — three live in a 700-acre enclosure on the […]

Olympic champion Usain Bolt receives treatment for ‘aggravated hamstring injury’

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Agence France-Presse From The National Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is undergoing treatment in Germany for what his coach described as an “aggravated hamstring injury” following his first race of the season, local radio reported Monday. Glen Mills, Bolt’s coach, said the two-time Olympic 100m and 200m champion had tweaked the hamstring during Saturday’s Cayman Invitational […]

UN Human Rights Council backs Argentina on US debt row

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From BBC The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution in Geneva condemning a group of American hedge funds that took Argentina to court. The investors are demanding payments worth more than $1.3bn (£766m) dollars on government bonds they hold. Argentina defaulted on its debts in July after refusing to comply with a […]