And once again, we set off for a quick trip around the world with interesting news that you probably won’t see anywhere else today.
In recent years much has been written about how Paris no longer shuts up shop in August like it once did. But a short walk or even better, a drive around the French capital suggests old traditions die hard, but will it always be like this?
“We apologise for the ‘esceptional’ closure, we will open again on September 1st. … (Read more)
Singapore: More benefits rolled out for nurses
In a bid to attract and retain more nurses in public healthcare, the Health Ministry (MOH) is rolling out an extensive package of benefits for them.
These include more autonomy for senior nurses, generous pay increases, and greater opportunities for career development across the board. … (Read more)
The Straits Times
PALM OIL producers in Baru have reactivated production in the area in order to supply the local market and to negotiate contracts to export to Central America in the coming months.
With an investment of $14.5 million. farmers in the region of Baru have built a plant for processing palm oil which will begin operating in late August. “…The plant has the capacity to process up to 30 tons an hour, and can be expanded to reach 60 tons an hour.” … (Read more)
Two monks, Thinley Norbu and Thukten Wangchuk, are eager to share their skills in traditional Japanese arts and crafts, which they learnt from the Traditional Arts Super College of Kyoto in Japan.
Previously apprenticing at the Institute of Zorig Chusum of the zhung dratshang in Trongsa, the monks were selected from 40 to attend the two years, three months diploma course. The men had never travelled outside the country before. … (Read more)