Business

Millennials drive for 8% fewer trips than older generations

CC BY-ND Millennials – typically defined as those born between 1981 and 1996 – have gotten a lot of press, both positive and negative. Some argue that they are more public-spirited and less materialistic than baby boomers. Others say they are spoiled and entitled. Still others write that they are the same as earlier generations,...

Iran will develop oil industry despite U.S. sanctions

© Reuters. Iran’s Oil Minister Zanganeh arrives at the OPEC headquarters in Vienna DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran is determined to develop its oil industry in spite of U.S. sanctions imposed on the country, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in a televised speech on Saturday. “We will not surrender under any circumstances … We have...

we mapped half a billion years of horseshoe crabs to save them from blood harvests

If you ventured to the New York seaside in summer, you might see a large dome-shaped animal with a spiky tail, slowly moving towards the water. These are horseshoe crabs – the animals time forgot. Fossil records for horseshoe crabs extend back about 480 million years. This is well over 200 million years before the...

Opinion

BEAT FIRST. ASK QUESTIONS LATER! Opinion

BEAT FIRST. ASK QUESTIONS LATER!

We have now seen the videos from Résidences Vallijee. The Saramandine brothers were beaten to a pulp. Contrary to the Mauritius Police Force (MPF) own Code of Ethics, there were no “display of self-control, tolerance, understanding and courtesy”. Force was nowhere near “the minimum amount”.  “Due process” was non-existent. As is customary in situation like...

Tribute to a patriot Opinion

Tribute to a patriot

21st April 2014 – Cornered in the elevator of Hotel Labourdonnais, there he was standing! The man I was longing to interview for over four years. He was heading to a Press Meet to announce the Initial Public Offering of one of his flagship companies. Reading my eagerness and having 45 minutes to spare, he...

Techno

OPEC oil cuts deal in trouble as Russia still not on board By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) sits outside its headquarters in Vienna By Rania El Gamal, Alex Lawler and Olesya Astakhova VIENNA (Reuters) – Russia will not back an OPEC call for extra oil output cuts and will only agree to extending existing curbs, a Russian...

Kenyan fossil shows chameleons may have ‘rafted’ from mainland Africa to Madagascar

Chameleons (Chamaeleonidae) are a family of unique lizards with unusual characteristics: rapidly extendable tongues, feet with two toes pointing forward and two backward, a prehensile tail, and eyes that can move independently of each other. Many species also have the ability to change the colour of their skin. There are about 213 species of chameleons...

Little-known Mexican firm emerges as big help to Venezuela in oil-for-food swap By Reuters

© Reuters. Little-known Mexican firm emerges as big help to Venezuela in oil-for-food swap MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Venezuela has swapped millions of barrels of crude in return for supplies of corn and water trucks under an oil-for-food deal struck with little-known Mexican firm Libre Abordo, the company said on Thursday, in an effort to...

Iranian oil minister confirms OPEC agreed a 1.5 million bpd cut By Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) – The Iranian oil minister confirmed on Thursday that OPEC ministers had agreed an extra 1.5 million barrel per day (bpd) cut in oil production and that Iran was still exempt from the reduction. Bijan Zanganeh, who was speaking after a meeting of ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in...

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

la Cour des comptes épingle la gestion du régulateur des télécoms

13e mois de salaire indus, primes, recrutements non justifiés, sous traitance de tâches qui devaient être traitées en interne, notes de frais abusives, cadeaux à toutes sortes de personnes, etc. Le rapport de la Cour des comptes du Niger dresse un bilan sévère de la gestion de l’ARTP entre 2014 et 2016. Dans son dernier...

Dubai announces new economic support package, worth over $400 million By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: General view of Business Bay area, after a curfew was imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dubai DUBAI (Reuters) – Dubai has announced a new package to help the economy cope with the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, worth 1.5 billion dirhams ($408 million), the crown...