Italy’s famous sports car maker Ferrari has fended off competition from the likes of Google, Rolex and Coca Cola to be named the world’s “most powerful brand”.
The company, which has been making legendary sports cars since 1947, was granted the accolade by Brand Finance, a British brand consultancy firm. … (Read more)
Germany: Berlin’s secret doors
By day, these doors are like any other in Berlin. But by night, they transform into the entrances to some of Berlin’s most famous clubs. People from around the globe flock to Berlin to line up in front of these doors. …(Read more)
South Korea: Over-The-Top Korean Weddings, Gangnam-Style
The neighborhood in Seoul known to Westerns from Psy’s mega-hit single is also the place status-conscious South Koreans go to get married. But something is lost in all the ritz.
Ahn Eun-mi and Nick Derret got married in the Gangnam district of South Korea’s capital. Now famous around the world thanks to the 2012 record-breaking song and video Gangnam Style, the neighborhood has long been known to locals for its ritz and glamour. … (Read more)
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Five days after a young woman was found dazed and confused on a beach in northern Spain with a mysterious message written on her arm, Spanish police finally identified her as a missing French woman who had reportedly been suffering from amnesia. … (Read more)
When working on technological products – from smartphones and websites to water pumps – designers should keep disabled users in mind from the outset, according to several speakers I heard at a conference last month.
Doing this means that products can be used by people with any disability, and that companies have the largest market possible for their wares. …(Read more)
The island of Gulhi, in Kaafu atoll, yesterday became the first place in the world to produce desalinated drinking water using waste heat from electricity generation.
The project – a joint venture between state electricity supplier STELCO and UK registered charity the Aquiva Foundation – will produce around 8000 litres of water for local consumption. …(Read more)
Venezuela: The Darkest Hour Of Venezuelan Democracy
The Chavez-Maduro regime has corrupted democracy and impoverished the nation in a perfect storm of political strong-arming, cheap oil, and public apathy. The time is now to react.
If you must lie, you lie — any dictator will tell you that. The socialist regime forged by the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez has now held power for 16 years, apparently using the procedures and rules of the democratic system. … (Read more)
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