A courier company responsible for the safe delivery of a package sent from Graz to Pforzheim in Germany was left red-faced when their driver left the package on the doorstep. … (Read more)
I had been curious to see if I could make money from my online information – something that data brokers across the world are doing every day; collecting it, combining it with others’ information and flogging it to marketing firms or anyone willing to pay. So I put myself on eBay. … (Read more)
Although the use of taxi meters became mandatory on Sunday, many drivers were refusing to turn them on and arguments between Cuenca drivers and riders were common in the city.
Some taxistas maintain that they are not required to use the meters until Monday, June 9, despite the order of the municipal transportation office. In fact, transportation officials on Saturday clarified an earlier report that meters would be in a “testing” phase from June 1 until June 9. … (Read more)
Cuenca High Life
Germany: Flower power: 9 flowers you can eat
Roses, violets, daisies and nasturtiums are not only delightful to look at – they are edible. Their petals and blossoms give salads and desserts, smoothies, syrups and teas a unique and special flavor. … (Read more)
As of last week, moose hunts on the North Slope were scaled back, or canceled all together, for the fall and winter due to a steep decline in population.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that drawing permits for moose in game management units 26A and 26B will not be issued as the number of moose in the two North Slope regions has dropped by 50 percent … (Read more)
The Arctic Sounder
Päivi Pilvepiir, a former contractor for state entrepreneurship funds and a past ERR News contributor, highlights some areas to address, and warns that dramatic irony hangs over some of the achievements Estonia touts as great feats.
1. Make sure street signs and other relatively permanent and expensive infrastructure are in good English … (Read more)
The UAE has attracted more professional talent as a percentage of its workforce than countries such as Canada, Brazil, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, India, Singapore and Australia.
LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, has announced the results of a global study that tracked talent migration among the 300 million members on the network. … (Read more)
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