China has told Boeing it can once again offer its 787 jets for commercial use. The Chinese government has granted the craft an airworthiness certificate. Some of the country's major airlines are currently updating their older planes to meet growing passenger demand. Chinese airlines, including Hainan Airlines and its rival China Southern Airline, have already ordered ten 787s each. ...
Delta Airlines will enter into an agreement with Virgin Atlantic for a shuttle service between New York's JFK T4 and London Heathrow Terminal 3. While approvals still need to be received from the EU, Britain and the US, the airlines have every intention of starting the service as soon as possible. The joint Delta / Virgin shuttle will mean the companies can coordinate schedules, network ...
Twenty-nine New Jersey bars and restaurants have been accused of selling unadulterated liquor. According to Gawker, bars have been selling mixtures that include cheap booze, while labelling them as premium products. At one bar, a bottle, being sold as scotch whisky, was found to contain rubbing alcohol and caramel colouring. In another, premium liquor bottles were refilled with tap ...
The former CEO for Procter Gamble is making a return to the company. A.G. Lafley has been recalled in a surprise move to replace current CEO Bob McDonald, effective immediately. McDonald, who will retire June 30th, has served as CEO since 2009. Lafley, 65, will also take on the titles of President and Chairman. He will be required to improve the results of the world's largest ...
Dubai is currently facing the maturity of some near-term debt which was taken out during pre-crisis years. The total debt amounts to 100 percent of its gross domestic product. The International Monetary Fund has told AFP it believes Dubai can manage the obligation but will have to be careful to pro-actively manage the process. Dubai restructured billions of dollars of debt in 2009 when ...
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Intellectual property theft is supposedly costing the United States more than US$300 billion each year. A study in the US has shown this is equivalent to all US exports to Asia. The 11-month study by a Congressional Commission found that software and other product theft was on an unprecedented scale. Commission co-chair Jon Huntsman, the former US ambassador to China, told reporters the ...
The Venezuelan government has vowed to end a toilet paper shortage in the country. With the commodity in high demand, Venezuela's National Assembly has said it will agree to the importation of 39 million rolls of toilet paper. Toothpaste and soap are also on the Venezuelan shopping list following a chronic shortage brought on by currency controls, which have restricted the landing of ...
Forbes has listed the world's most powerful woman for 2013 as Angela Merkel. She has become Forbes' number one for the 8th time. This year the list featured 8 heads of state, including the German Chancellor. Other women listed were two new billionaires to the list, women's clothing designer Tory Burch and Spanx's Sara Blakely, who both own their own companies. They were two of 24 ...
The Vatican Bank has been the subject of a 10 page report from its newly formed financial watchdog agency. The report has revealed that there were some attempts last year to use the bank to launder money. In 2012 there were six suspicious transaction reports, two of which were passed on to Vatican prosecutors for investigation. Autorita Informazione Finanziaria, the watchdog, was ...
Damac Properties has begun handing over apartments in its long-awaited Oceanscape project in Abu Dhabi. Most investors bought apartments off-the-plan in 2006, paying 30% of their purchase price in the first 120 days of reserving their property. After seven years Damac has finally finished the project, one of its first and probably last Abu Dhabi ventures. Despite being four years late, ...
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While much of the discussion about climate change focuses on the threat of future sea level rise, scientists at the University of British Columbia say warmer global temperatures have been affecting the world's oceans and fisheries for some 40 years.
They used known temperature preferences of fish and other marine species as a sort of "thermometer" to gauge the extent of the change, and they saw a gradual migration of fish species away from the equator into cooler, deeper waters.
The researchers analyzed data from global fisheries from 1970 to 2006 and found the catch was increasingly dominated by warm-water species. Lead author William Cheung notes that while boats off the northeastern coast of the U.S. were catching new species typically found closer to the tropics, "in the tropics, climate change meant fewer marine species and reduced catches, with serious implications for food security."
The study of the changes in fish distribution worldwide as a result of climate change is published in this month's Nature.
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