2018-12-08 16:59:49| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news
The arrest of its chief financial officer has shone a light on its global role in telecoms and links to the Chinese stateMany executives consider themselves figures of great significance, but few are capable of sending a chill through global markets simply by getting arrested. Meng Wanzhou, also known as Sabrina Meng or Cathy Meng, is one.The chief financial officer of the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and the daughter of its billionaire founder, Ren Zhengfei was detained in Vancouver last week. She could face extradition to the US on charges thought to be related to allegations that Huawei breached sanctions levied by Washington against Iran. Continue reading...
2018-12-05 00:58:43| digg
While the cartoons Babar, Horton and Dumbo are childlike, playful and fun, global human-elephant relations are serious fare.
2018-12-03 22:20:14| digg
Separate areas with sofas, vanities and even writing tables used to put the "rest" in women's restrooms. Why were these spaces built, and why did they vanish?
2018-11-30 23:40:00| Gizmodo
The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has reached an especially tragic milestone. According to the World Health Organization, the outbreak is now the second-largest recorded in Ebolas 42-year-long known history.Read more...
2018-11-30 17:30:40| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news
Its beautiful, occasionally suffocating, but a little bit wokeWhats going for it? Theres so much past in Chester. It piles up on the streets. It accumulates. Roman amphitheatre, medieval cathedral, Ruskinian town hall, all those Tudor black-and-white, half-timbered buildings straight off a Quality Street tin, all those Victorian black-and-white, half-timbered buildings pretending to be Tudor black-and-white, half-timbered buildings straight off a Quality Street tin, cobbles, ye olde gatehouses, etc. Beautiful. Occasionally suffocating. (I speak as one raised on cathedral cities.) Thats not to say Chester isnt with it. Its long had a reputation for middlebrow poshness, all wine bars and pearls. Who knows what theyve put in the water recently, though, as theres a tiny bit of mojo in the place. Decent coffee has turned up. The lovely new Storyhouse arts complex has brought contemporary architecture and cutting-edge culture. Its even a little bit woke: last year Chester was crowned the most accessible city in Europe for disabled people. In Europe! With those cobbles! Onwards and upwards, Chester.The case against Its pricey, from the property to the cost of living. Continue reading...