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UN rights chief ‘strongly’ condemns ‘shocking’ mass executions in Saudi Arabia

Law UN - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 15:41
Despite repeated appeals by the United Nations human rights system, Saudi Arabia’s decision to go ahead with the beheading of 37 men, drew strong condemnation on Wednesday from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.

Monday’s Daily Brief: Earth Day, looking for a solution to Libya crisis, focus on indigenous issues, Security Council on Sri Lanka, a high-level visit to Bangladesh

Global Warming - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 20:43
Top news for Monday include: the celebration of International Mother Earth Day, efforts by the UN to push for a political solution to the Libyan crisis, the opening of the annual Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the UN Security Council's condemnation of the Sri Lanka attacks, and an upcoming UN high-level mission to Bangladesh to highlight the humanitarian needs of Rohingya refugees settled there.

‘Do everything in your power to tackle climate change’ UN chief urges on Mother Earth Day

Global Warming - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 17:49
Marking International Mother Earth Day, the UN on Monday debated how best to build “an equitable and sustainable future” for all, through enhanced education and climate action, on the road to a key international summit on the issue due to take place in September.

5 world-changing ideas: our top picks for World Creativity and Innovation Day

Global Warming - Sat, 04/20/2019 - 17:00
A low-cost, tiny home that provides everything you need. A boat made of recycled plastic and flip-flops. Vaccine-delivery drones… As the planet marks World Creativity and Innovation Day on Sunday, we’ve selected our favorite ideas to light up the way to a better future for all, across several sectors.

Progress against torture in Afghan detention centres, but Government needs to do more, says UN report

Law UN - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 15:55
Torture is likely still widespread in Afghanistan’s State-run prisons for detainees linked to ongoing conflict there, the UN said on Wednesday, while also noting an “encouraging reduction” in the level of abuse since 2016. 

Nicaragua crisis: One year in, more than 60,000 have fled, seeking refuge

Mirants UN - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 14:52
Doctors, journalists, students and farmers are among more than 60,000 Nicaraguans who have fled the country in fear of their lives since anti-Government demonstrations began last April, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said on Tuesday.

‘The clock is ticking’ on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, says UN deputy chief

Global Warming - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 21:27
Pointing to climate change, inequalities and other serious challenges, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a forum on Thursday Development that “the clock is ticking” down, to making the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Our insurer gave us the 'PUSH-OFF' over cover for our pet

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 22:05
Tony Dearsley was left stunned when he was told he could keep his lifetime pet cover – but only if he was prepared to pay an annual premium three times higher than the year before, a massive £7,410.

Hey presto! Watch out for EE’s early exit fee trick

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:59
Not only do customers have to pay off the entire remaining cost of their contract but EE also imposes extra charges on them.

Locked out of a home loan? Make sure computer says YES!

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:59
Being newly qualified or near retirement can make you a ‘mortgage misfit’...but don’t worry, the good news is that there are lenders prepared to take on borrowers who are not quite the norm.

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Questions over British Steel pensions

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:59
Few organisations come out of last year’s misselling scandal with their reputations intact. The two regulators also need to do some serious soul searching.

Company behind Hollywood blood and gore to help NHS

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:58
Lifecast, which is based at Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire, has joined forces with MedaPhor, a Welsh company that has developed ultrasound training simulators.

Britain's top four banking bosses raked in £21m pay

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:58
The big four banks - HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland - are set to reveal their financial figures for 2017. And HSBC's Stuart Gulliver is likely to lead the pack.

Experts say even GCHQ is concerned about smart meters

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:58
The consequences, they say, could be dire with homes potentially losing their power supply and hackers selling stolen details to criminals.

Predator Melrose dangles £570m carrot at GKN investors

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:58
Melrose plans to sell Ergotron, a division of Nortek, a company it bought in 2016. The sale could raise £1bn. And GKN investors would receive a 57% share of that bounty.

Trevor Abrahmsohn reignites Presidents Club sleaze row

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:57
Trevor Abrahmsohn, who styles himself the ‘estate agent to the stars’, has this weekend defended the events, saying they were ‘serious and responsible’ fundraising exercises.

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Persimmon boss no business superstar

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:57
The incentive scheme at Persimmon, which is so bloated it would make even a banker blench, makes me wonder what pay packages like this are for.

Frank Field brought TWO Philip Greens down to size!

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:57
If you are an errant business leader, then the veteran MP is a figure to strike fear in your heart. Field has picked fights with some of the biggest names and companies in the country.

MIDAS SHARE TIPS: City Pub Group pays investors and staff

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:57
City Pub Group joined Aim last November at 170p a share, the price rose to 181p but has now dropped back to 167p. At this level, the stock is a bargain.

Britain's top 10 property price growth hotspots revealed

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 18:34
A fascinating new report shows which areas of the UK are steaming ahead with property price growth and those left lagging behind. Affluent Kensington and Chelsea was the worst improved.
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