Minister meets innovators in Germany Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung (second from the right) meets German executives. Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung is learning about scientific research, technological innovation and personnel training in leading German corporations during his ongoing Germany visit at the invitation of German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier. The Vietnamese delegation has visited a Siemens gas turbine factory, the SAP software company and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering. Minister Dung expressed his wish that Siemens, SAP and Fraunhofer would invest more in Viet Nam by building solar panels and wind turbine plants to meet energy demand in the country and ASEAN, building new research and lab centres in Hoa Lac Hi-tech park. Leaders of Siemens, SAP and Fraunhofer expressed their interest in the Vietnamese market, saying they have … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 22/3
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Politics | A New Age of Warfare: How Internet Mercenaries Do Battle for Authoritarian Governments Sophisticated surveillance, once the domain of world powers, is increasingly available on the private market. Smaller countries are seizing on the tools — sometimes for darker purposes. NSO, a private company based in Herzliya, Israel, has hired former government hackers to ply their trades for foreign governments and wealthy private clients. Credit Credit Corinna Kern for The New York Times Supported by ByMark Mazzetti, Adam Goldman, Ronen Bergman and Nicole Perlroth March 21, 2019 The man in charge of Saudi Arabia’s ruthless campaign to stifle dissent went searching for ways to spy on people he saw as threats to the kingdom. He knew where to go: a secretive Israeli company offering technology developed by former intelligence … [Read more...] about A New Age of Warfare: How Internet Mercenaries Do Battle for Authoritarian Governments
Culture Europe Eastern Europe tourism Culture No doubt, the truly astute adventure traveller has already started devising their 2019 travel itinerary. Especially appealing for that particular connoisseur of fine wine and high-brow culture this year is the Republic of Georgia. Not only Tbilisi and Batumi, which are already on avant travelers’ radar, but also Tsinandali, long revered as the cradle of viticulture. Katskhi pillar. Monastery near the village of Katskhi. The orthodox church and the abbot cell on a rocky cliff. Imereti, Georgia. Getty As oenologist Andrew Jefford attests, ''Georgia is the only country in the world where winemaking methods developed 8,000 years ago have not only never been abandoned but remain, in many ways, the world's best.''Tsinandali Cultural Festival in September 2019. No visit to the Republic of Georgia can end without witnessing a bravura display of khevsuruli, the traditional Georgian mountain dance which originates from the … [Read more...] about Georgia: Europe’s New Cultural Hub
The range of cruelty-free cosmetics available is expanding. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the ethical issues of animal testing and demanding new kinds of products. Companies are moving fast to be a part of this movement, and in the European Union, India, Israel, and Norway bans have now been implemented, making it illegal to test cosmetics on animals within those countries’ borders or to sell cosmetics that have been tested on animals elsewhere in the world. In the US, the cosmetics industry has also made big steps forward. Two decades ago nearly all products were tested on animals, but many companies now pride themselves on having eliminated animal testing from their practices or reduced it by as much as 90%. This is partly because many cosmetics companies have funded research for alternatives to animal testing, and partly because most ingredients used in cosmetics today have already been proven safe after years of use. These are all positive changes, but … [Read more...] about Cosmetics : What are the alternatives to animal testing?
PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:07 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. From top left: Jenna Ackerley, Anne Beckett-Allen, Katie Bannister, Jane Basham, Dayle Bayliss, Shayra Begum, Nicola Beach, Adele Bellis and Professor Emma Bond Pictures: WENDY AIKEN PHOTOGRAPHY/EDF ENERGY/BARRY ELEY/PHILIP MYNOTT/SUFFOLK COUNTY COUCIL/UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLKJenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women