Scientists in China invent new material to clean up oil spills

Via RT Business Chinese scientists have invented a honeycomb-style polypropylene material that can soak up oil from water more cheaply and efficiently than some popular established methods. The material according to a press release, is essentially foam with a rough surface and a tubular structure modeled on honeycombs. This structure allows water to flow freely through the tubes while oil gets...

HP, Dell & Amazon Join Manufacturing Exodus Leaving China

Via Zerohedge Though China wasn’t the only Asian nation where manufacturing activity slumped last month, according to a slate of almost unilaterally disappointing PMI readings released earlier this week, the tend over the past year is increasingly clear: The trade war is President Trump’s to win, as more tech companies resolve to move at least some production outside of the...

No technocrat, Lagarde brings listening, diplomacy to ECB table

Via Yahoo Finance By Balazs Koranyi FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Christine Lagarde will raise the profile of the European Central Bank, making it a more politically-savvy institution that takes its message directly to the people. However policy innovation, the trademark of her predecessor, may be relegated. In return, Lagarde may be able to use her considerable diplomatic skills to persuade Germany...

Presseinvitation: Miljøminister Lea Wermelin indvier Bisonstien gennem Almindingen

Tag med ud og gå på søndag, når miljøminister Lea Wermelin indvier Bisonstien i Almindingen på Bornholm. Bisonstien er en  af fem nye vandreruter på Bornholm. I Almindingen midt på Bornholm græsser en flok bisoner. Det er med til at gøre naturen mere varieret til gavn for dyr og planter. Dyrene kan nu opleves fra en ny 12 kilometer lang...

Renault headquarters searched by police in Ghosn probe

French police searched Renault’s headquarters in the south-west of Paris on Wednesday as part of an investigation into the carmaker’s former boss, Carlos Ghosn. “Groupe Renault confirms that a French police search is under way at the group’s headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt and that it is fully co-operating with the authorities,” said the carmaker in a statement. One person familiar with...

BRI to bring huge benefits for nations

Via China Daily Chinese investment in the BRI economies is expected to register steady growth this year and may even accelerate. [Photo/IC] Investment cooperation to open new growth avenues for participating firms Investment cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative is close to fulfilling its potential of bringing huge mutual benefits, with better understanding and communication set to create more...

Presseinvitation: Fødevareministeren besøger Landsskuet og et græsraffinaderi

Den nye fødevareminister Mogens Jensen åbner torsdag den 4. juli Danmarks største dyrskue, Landsskuet i Herning. Samme dag besøger han også AU Foulum for at se Danmarks nye højteknologiske græsraffinaderi, der skal skaffe klimavenlige proteiner til husdyrproduktionen. Pressen er velkommen til begge arrangementer. Striglede køer, velklippede får og løbende grise er på programmet, når fødevareminister Mogens Jensen tager ud på...

2. juli 2019

Via Politiet   NYKØBING: Butikstyveri udviklede sig til røveri Tirsdag klokken 8.45 blev politiet kaldt til Meny på Parkvej i Nykøbing, hvor personalet tilbageholdt en butikstyv, der var blevet grebet i at stjæle forskellige varer i butikken. Det var en 37-årig mand fra Ikast, som imidlertid var noget urolig og opfarende, så han skubbede til en ansat og truede med...

Stor vækst i antal familier med flere biler

Via Danmarks Statistik Familiernes bilrådighed 1. januar 2019 Koncentrationen af arbejdspladser, offentlig service og indkøbsmuligheder mv. i de større bysamfund har betydet, at familierne har behov for flere biler. Således er antallet af familier med rådighed over flere biler 1. januar 2019 oppe på 525.400 mod 377.900 familier for 10 år siden. Det svarer i dag til, at 17,2 pct....

Tesla delivers record number of electric cars in quarter, shares up 7%

Via Reuters Finance SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) set a record for quarterly vehicle deliveries in a triumphant response to months of questions about demand for its luxury electric cars, sending shares up 7% after hours on Tuesday. Tesla did not comment on profit – which is still elusive – but the robust deliveries could help jumpstart investor...

Iran Warns It Will Breach Limits On Uranium Enrichment By Sunday

Via Zerohedge Earlier this week, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran’s stockpiles of enriched uranium had surpassed the 300 kg limit set forth in the JCPOA – colloquially known as the ‘Iran deal’ – marking Iran’s first, if small, violation of the treaty. Back in May, the US unilaterally withdrew from the agreement by reimposing sanctions on Iran,...

Sjov opgave for en cykel-interesseret kok.Kok søges til Leth’s tour til Frankrig…

Lars Seier Christensen via Facebook Sjov opgave for en cykel-interesseret kok.Kok søges til Leth’s tour til Frankrig👨🏻‍🍳🚴🏼‍♂️ Jørgen Leth har installeret sig på et slot i Sydfrankrig gennem juli måned, og mangler en dygtig kok til at brillere overfor Leth og hans dagligt indbudte gæster. Kokken bør kunne rejse nu, fredag den 5. juli, og være i Frankrig indtil den...

Trump Fed Nominee Judy Shelton Says “Yes” to 0% Interest Rates and “Yes” to Gold

Via MishTalk Shelton Says Yes to Zero Return to Gold Standard In addition to wanting 0% rates, Shelton seeks a return to the gold standard and has written that central banks ‘are the world’s biggest currency manipulators’ Her Own Words Please consider Judy Shelton in Her Own Words. Monetary Policy Ms. Shelton argues that central banks’ interest-rate moves cause economic...

Global economy to benefit from further integration with China: report

Via China Daily The themed parterre for the 2019 World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, Northeast China’s Liaoning province, on June 9, 2019. [Photo/IC] The global economy will benefit from further integration between China and the world, with $22-37 trillion in economic value potentially set to be influenced by the relationship, according to a report...

The economic geography of sovereignist Europe

Via VOX EU Econometric analysis reveals that the Leave vote in the British referendum on EU membership can be explained to a remarkable extent as a vote against globalisation much more than immigration, in particular against the perceived unfair distribution of the associated costs and benefits (Colantone and Stanig 2018a). In Ottaviano (2019) I discuss how Brexit and other recent...

Danskerne låner færre bøger på biblioteket

Via Danmarks Statistik Biblioteker 2018 Gennem de seneste 10 år har danskerne lånt færre og færre fysiske bøger på biblioteket. I 2018 var udlånet på 29,8 mio. bøger og andre fysiske materialer. Det er et fald på 16 pct. sammenlignet med et fysisk udlån på 35,4 mio. i 2015. Tilbagegangen i udlånet af materialer målrettet børn er mindre end for...

Tilpasning af forholdene på Udrejsecenter Sjælsmark

Via Integrationsministeriet Udlændinge- og integrationsminister Mattias Tesfaye har bedt Udlændingestyrelsen om at give tilladelse til, at beboerne på Udrejsecenter Sjælsmark kan indtage cafeteriets måltider uden for cafeteriets område. Beboerne får dermed mulighed for at spise på fx deres egne værelser. Derudover vil regeringen i den kommende tid vurdere, om der kan iværksættes yderligere initiativer for at understøtte, at børnene får...

How Pepsi Once Became The World’s 6th Largest Military

Via Zerohedge Via Global Macro Monitor, The days of the barter economy… We had to do a double take with this tweet.  Even fact checked it. In 1989, the cash-strapped Soviet Union paid Pepsi with 17 submarines, a cruiser, a frigate & a destroyer in exchange for $3 bln worth of Pepsi. This caused Pepsi to become the 6th largest...