Business

why conspiracists are ‘meh’ about the phenomenon — and how you can start a better conspiracy

The three recent appearances (and two subsequent removals) of “monoliths” in Romania, Utah and California are intriguing examples of what can capture the public’s imagination. These constructions are metallic-looking structures about three or four metres tall, with a simple geometric design and reflective surface. They’ll look familiar to fans of Arthur C. Clarke’s Space Odyssey...

France picks zone off Normandy coast for new 1GW windfarm By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: French government presents crisis recovery plan for economy PARIS (Reuters) – France has identified a zone off the coast of Normandy for the construction of a 1 Gigawatt (GW) windfarm and launched the tender process for its development, Environment Minister Barbara Pompili said on Saturday. The planned windfarm will be located...

Brexit is an opportunity to stop Britons smoking

While the daily death toll of COVID-19 understandably dominates health news, smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the UK. As the UK teeters on the edge of Brexit, newly found freedom from EU regulations could be an opportunity for the government to impose even tighter tobacco restrictions. But will it seize the...

IMF

IMF Quotas IMF

IMF Quotas

The IMF is a quota based institution and they constitute the primary source of IMF’s finances. Learn more about IMF quotas, and recent quota reforms. by : Source link

IMF Argentina/ Mozambique/ US IMF

IMF Argentina/ Mozambique/ US

The IMF announced today (December 3rd, 2020) in a press briefing that a small team from the Argentine Economy Ministry is planning a visit to Washington this week and that the discussions between… by : Source link

Techno

SME representatives elected to Vice-Chair and Board positions

On 1 December, elections took place at the General Assembly of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) DIGITAL SME is represented by Massimo Vanetti (vice-chair) and Secretary-General Sebastiano Toffaletti (board member), who will champion inclusiveness at ETSI on behalf of Small Business Standards (SBS) Nevania Nikolosky from the Swiss company Phonak was re-elected as chairwoman...

[Green(er) Technologies]: Innovative SMEs lead the fight against the throwaway economy

image credit: shiftphones.com 2020 source: https://www.shiftphones.com/das-neue-shift13mi/ How a German family business is promoting the shift towards a more circular economy—and why it matters for Europe In a recent position paper, DIGITAL SME outlines a path towards a sustainable digitalisation that builds on digital sovereignty as well as the impact of ICT on the environment—both good and...

Towards an open competitive digital space (9 December 2020)

On 2 December 2020, the European Commission will propose a new piece of legislation, the Digital Markets Act, which will likely define a set of obligations to address imbalances in digital markets and to tackle issue such as illegal content online. This piece of legislation will update the legal framework set by the e-commerce Directive...

Digitális Jólét from Hungary becomes a member of DIGITAL SME

On 26 October, DIGITAL SME’s management board unanimously voted to accept Digitális Jólét as the newest member of the Alliance Translating to “Digital Success” in English, the non-profit organisation was launched in 2015 to make sure “every Hungarian citizen and business can benefit from digitalisation.“ DIGITAL SME and its members are looking forward to fully...

Lifestyle

À l’occasion de la Journée mondiale du cœur, Nestlé lance des programmes de santé et de bien-être en Afrique du Centre et de l’Ouest

L’hypertension artérielle étant l’une des principales causes de décès dans le monde, et certains pays d’Afrique subsaharienne affichant des taux de prévalence de l’hypertension parmi les plus élevés au monde (bit.ly/2ovEFEF), savez-vous comment maintenir votre cœur en bonne santé ? Divers facteurs liés à la santé, notamment le mode de vie, l’âge et les antécédents familiaux,...

Darth Vader balloon takes to the skies above England

A balloon shaped as the head of fictional Star Wars film character Darth Vader is seen flying at the annual Bristol hot air balloon festival in Bristol, Britain, August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – A huge Darth Vader mask balloon took to the skies over the western English port of Bristol on Thursday...

New footbridge restores crossing at birthplace of UK’s legendary King Arthur

LONDON (Reuters) – A new narrow footbridge spanning a near 60-metre gorge will open this weekend, restoring a lost crossing to Tintagel castle, legendary birthplace of King Arthur, on the windswept coast of southwest England. Made of steel, local slate and oak, the 5 million pound ($6 million) bridge almost 60 meters above sea level...

World

Amethis prépare le premier closing de son nouveau fonds centré sur l’Afrique du Nord et le Moyen-Orient

(Agence Ecofin) – Le capital-investisseur Amethis a l’intention de réaliser la première clôture de son véhicule Mena Fund II centré sur l’Afrique du Nord et le Moyen-Orient. L’opération annoncée pour le premier trimestre 2021 a déjà suscité l’intérêt de la BERD et de la BEI. Amethis, le gestionnaire de fonds d’investissement dédié au continent africain...

Orange Digital Center et la GIZ propulsent les talents numériques

(ORANGE TUNISIE) – Orange Digital Center, centre d’innovation et de développement de compétences numériques, et la GIZ, agence de coopération internationale allemande pour le développement, ont initié plusieurs sessions de formations en ligne au profit des étudiants, jeunes diplômés, jeunes en reconversion professionnelle et passionnés de nouvelles technologies, afin de les préparer aux nouveaux métiers...