Olivia Newton-John and numerous Holocaust survivors are recognized in the UK Honours List

Director Sam Mendes and Grease star Olivia Newton-John are among those on the UK's New Year's Honours List announced Friday. Sir Elton John is one of two knights this year who are being elevated to an even higher echelon, Companion of Honor, of which there are only 65...

LEADING BRANDS IRAQ 2019 Award Ceremony held at Rotana Hotel Erbil, December 2019

The first ever Leading Brands Iraq award ceremony was hosted at Rotana Hotel Erbil, Iraq. Popular brands of consumer goods in Iraq have received their awards in a ceremony attended by representatives of the Iraqi central government and the...

Triton Aviation Finance Liquidating Trust Announces Termination and Dissolution

On December 27, 2019 (the "Termination Date"), the Triton Aviation Finance Liquidating Trust (the "Liquidating Trust") was dissolved and terminated pursuant to the terms of (i) the Plan of Resolution of Triton Aviation Finance, dated November 17,...

The Greatest Passports of the Decade – The Rise of the freedom seekers

This past decade, we have witnessed the rise of many new trends and the unfortunate fall of past triumphs. But when it comes to the world of global mobility— the 2010s truly left a lasting mark. According to a 2019 Report published by the Passport Index,...

Blackhawks’ Brent Seabrook to undergo season-ending shoulder, hip surgeries

Chicago Blackhawks defencemen Brent Seabrook and Calvin de Haan are scheduled for season-ending right shoulder surgeries on Friday. The 34-year-old Seabrook also will have surgery on his right hip in January and left hip in February. He is under contract through the...

Jewish and Catholic communities in Porto present project to combat anti-Semitism

At an unprecedented meeting in Porto, Portugal , last week, the city's Jewish and Catholic communities presented to the world a project to combat anti-Semitism and build good mutual relations. -  The project provides for cooperation through charity...

Sinopec Masters Sinomacs ATS I Steerable Drilling System with Major Breakthrough in SLOF Oil Field

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation ("Sinopec" or the "Company") (HKEX: 386; SSE: 600028;NYSE: SNP) has announced a significant breakthrough as its self-developed Sinomacs ATS I type rotary steerable drilling system drilled to a depth of 857 meters after...

Researchers found a brand new mineral tucked in a tiny meteorite. It’s never been seen in nature before

Between 2015 and 2019, researchers discovered 31 new carbon minerals, most of them vividly colorful. Edscottite is one of the least flashy new finds, but it's also the one that's set geologists abuzz. Edscottite is one of the phases iron goes through when...

Despite the Boom in Social Media, New Survey by Moneypenny Reveals Phone Calls Are Still the Most Valuable Way of Contacting UK Businesses

Despite the boom in the use of social media to contact businesses, the good old phone still remains the most important communication method for customers to contact businesses in the UK, with 56% of businesses citing it is as their most important channel. This was...

Death toll rises to 28 and thousands take refuge in Philippines after Christmas Eve typhoon

The number of people confirmed dead since Typhoon Phanfone hit the Philippines on Christmas Eve has risen to 28, as thousands of people affected by the storm remain in temporary evacuation shelters, authorities said Friday. Phanfone, known locally as Typhoon...
Benjamin Netanyahu wins Likud party leadership race

Benjamin Netanyahu wins Likud party leadership race

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will retain leadership of Likud, the political party he has led for more than a decade, after a resounding victory over his challenger. An hour after polls closed Thursday night, Netanyahu tweeted, "Huge victory! I thank...

Kazakhstan plane crash kills at least 9

Kazakhstan plane crash kills at least 9

A Bek Air plane with 95 passengers and five crew members on board crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday, killing at least nine people, authorities in the Central Asian country said. The plane was heading for the capital, Nur-Sultan, and "lost...

Zcoin launches Crowdfunding Fund to further decentralise

Zcoin launches Crowdfunding Fund to further decentralise

Zcoin (XZC), a privacy focused currency recently launched its Zcoin Crowdfunding System (ZCS) as a key step in decentralizing funding and decision making of the project. The core team of Zcoin recently elaborated its plans to further decentralize the project and...