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#Gamechangers for Women and the Future of Work

Gender equality and women’s empowerment have implications for growth and development. A reduction in the gap in participation rates between men and women by 25 per cent has the potential to increase the GDP in Asia-Pacific by as much as US$ 3.2 trillion. Check other game-changing gaps to be addressed and join the discussion on #gamechanger #FoWomenAP Full story

The 2018 Coachella Food Lineup Is Here

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What does the ZTE case tell us about US dominance? - CGTN

The way to stop the United States using its dominance in finance and technology as an abusive weapon is for other global powers to provide viable alternatives. Full story

Wells Fargo agrees to pay $1 bln to settle customer abuses

Wells Fargo & Co will pay 1 billion dollars to settle with US regulators who say the bank wrongly layered insurance on hundreds of thousands of drivers and routinely hit homebuyers with excessive fees, officials said on Friday. Full story

Documentary launched to sell Asean as tourist destination to Chinese

BEIJING - The temples of Cambodia's Angkor Wat, rice paddies in the Philippines and Singapore's bustling Clarke Quay will all be playing a role in a documentary showcasing the diversity of Asean that will be broadcast in China in a few months. The documentary, which was launched on Friday (April 20) by the Beijing Television Station (BTV) and Asean-China Centre (ACC), aims to sell the region as a tourist destination for the Chinese. The ... Full story

More Wells Fargo Refunds Coming After $1 Billion Fine

Wells Fargo agreed Friday to pay $1 billion in penalties after the bank was fined by two federal regulators — the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. If you have had an auto or home loan at the bank, you could get money back for any wrongfully charged fees. The fines, the highest ever imposed by the CFPB, are in response to abusive practices from about 2005 to 2017 that cost thousands of Wells ... Full story

The Food Ingredient Panic Meter

Food shortages have been making dramatic headlines for the past half-dozen years. The end of the avocado is in sight. Maple syrup could become a luxury ingredient, just like peanut butter. Hummus will go from snack food staple to special-occasion snack. The panic is based on genuine factors , including a years-long drought in California’s Central Valley, the heart of the U.S. almond industry. Weather has also affected Madagascar’s vanilla ... Full story

Trump says OPEC is keeping oil prices 'artificially very high' and that 'will not be accepted'

President Donald Trump blasted the oil-producing cartel OPEC on Twitter on Friday. "Looks like OPEC is at it again," he wrote. "With record amounts of Oil all over the place, including the fully loaded ships at sea, Oil prices are artificially Very High! No good and will not be accepted!". WTI oil prices hit a three-year high above $69 a barrel this week and were still trading above $68 on Friday. The international benchmark, Brent crude, was ... Full story

Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain

(Sequel here: Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future. ). Everyone says the blockchain, the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, is going to change EVERYTHING. And yet, after years of tireless effort and billions of dollars invested, nobody has actually come up with a use for the blockchain—besides currency speculation and illegal transactions. Each purported use case — from payments to ... Full story

Manage Trees With Sustainability In Mind

Sustainability ensures we leave the world in a good state for future generations to enjoy, whilst still meeting the needs of the current population.  Keep your trees maintained moving forward and always pay attention to the type of tree and manage accordingly.  Full story