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Politicians left disappointed.

It is a natural thing to find that there is some politician out there that is feeling left disappointed because something has not gone his way! The normality of this acceptance is very shocking but none the less sometimes it’s for a good cause and sometimes it is personal. The disappointment we see today is one of the community as the politicians involved feel a decision taken will damage the environment around it. There was a plan to construct a logistic warehouse in the Green Belt and it has been approved. Symmetry Park at junction 25 of the M6 has...

Labor introduces bill to mandate ransomware payment reporting

Following spate of high-profile attacks, the Australian federal opposition has introduced a bill, seeking to make it mandatory for businesses and government agencies to notify the Australian Cyber Security Centre before paying a ransomware gang. Shadow Assistant Minister for Cyber Security Tim Watts moved the private member’s bill in federal parliament following a spate of high-profile ransomware attacks that resulted in payments being made. ACSC advices not to pay a ransom....

Pacific islands make lonely case.

The pacific islands are not happy with what is happening to their waters with all the damage and pollution that is being done by the shipping lines when passing through. At an environmental committee meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the Marshall Islands and Solomon Islands jointly proposed a carbon price of $100 a ton on bunker fuels. Major emerging economies mainly opposed the measure and the principle...

New warehouse at Dublin’s Hub Logistics Park seeking a lot more than accepted.

There are many opportunities for people to invest in lands these days as there are also a lot of people willing to sell and if negotiated it could be done just right with both parties walking away happy. But this is not always the case as if one offer is not right then there are probably better offers out there. But this also depends on the severity of the...

Get them while you can.

The best thing about a national day or an independence day in any country are the fireworks and the people of that country local or foreign enjoying the festivities. With this pandemic people has precious little to celebrate last year and for the better part of this year. Almost every country had to either cancel or postpone their national day and Independence Day celebrations. It seems like this year although...

South Africa to regulate the crypto space?

PRETORIA (CU)_Over the recent past, cryptocurrencies have been in the spotlight owing to several factors including the dramatic rise and fall in price, and the growing interest among tech tycoons and business moguls across the globe. As a result, many governments have also begun paying attention to the functioning of these digital assets, although not many of them have been successful in providing them with a regulatory framework. Meanwhile,...

£50 note gets a makeover

LONDON (CU)_The £50 note, which has been around for about 40 years, is not commonly used in the United Kingdom and does not have a great image. There is a perception that apart from tourists, these notes are only used by criminals or those looking to evade taxes. Shops are also reluctant to take them, mainly because they are worried about counterfeit notes. However, as the new £50 note, featuring...