7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: June 3.

By Tina Tatarková, Epoch Times
June 3, 2014 7:56 am Last Updated: November 26, 2014 10:17 am

Austria: Courier leaves four kg of gold on doorstep

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)

The Local

 

UK: Facebook, Google and personal data: What’s yours worth?

Companies make millions by trading in your personal information from social media, browsing history and other online activity. Now you can get a slice of the action by selling the data yourself, says Tom Brewster, but how much can you actually make? When I decided to sell the secret details of my personal life, I had high hopes I’d get a willing buyer. It didn’t go well.

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)

BBC

 

Ecuador:  Many taxi drivers refuse to use meters on first day of new law

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)

DW

 

USA: Agency cancels moose hunts

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

 

Estonia: Stop Doing That! Seven Ideas for Improving Tourism and in Estonia

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)

ERR

 

UAE: Most popular migration destination for professionals, says study

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)

Khaleej Times

 

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