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Commerce zone North America

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption Some eight,000 vans cross the Ambassador Bridge every day As Canada, the US and Mexico put together to take a seat down and renegotiate their commerce deal at President Donald Trump’s request, unease has enveloped a motor trade city in Ontario which finds itself on the entrance strains of this battle over North American commerce. On daily basis some eight,000 vans journey the two.8km

Bouncing again

Picture copyright OSIT The day Giles Fuchs discovered he had failed his A-levels, his household gathered across the eating desk for dinner as regular. His father did not say a phrase in the course of the meal, ready till the plates had been cleared to show to his son and say: “Giles, I hope you are good along with your fingers.” Hoping to show his dad unsuitable regardless of the

Cathedrals of commerce

Picture copyright Getty Photographs “No, I am simply trying.” Phrases most of us have stated when approached politely by a gross sales assistant whereas searching in a store. Most of us is not going to have then skilled the gross sales assistant snarling: “Then ‘op it, mate!” Listening to these phrases in a London store made fairly an impression on Harry Gordon Selfridge. The yr was 1888, and the flamboyant

Altering codecs

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption The Brazilian model of UK actuality TV programme Come Dine With Me is offered by a puppet parrot In the event you occur to change on the TV in Brazil then you definately may come throughout a four-hour stay speak present offered by a well-liked celeb and her puppet parrot. The programme contains pre-recorded video clips, which the parrot and presenter then talk about.

King’s ransom

Picture copyright Keystone/Getty Photos Picture caption If Elvis was nonetheless alive he can be 82 When a downward-spiralling Elvis Presley died 40 years in the past on 16 August 1977, a cynical music business insider was overheard to comment that it was a “good profession transfer”. Apocryphal story or not, demise has given a profitable enhance to the promoting energy of not simply Elvis, but additionally Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix,

Contactless charity

Picture copyright Stand As much as Most cancers Picture caption Stand as much as Most cancers and Hyundai clubbed collectively to make a charity donation automobile A fast faucet of my card and I’ve given Macmillan Most cancers £10. It beats attempting to keep away from eye contact each lunch hour with a “charity mugger” or chugger. In right this moment’s fast-paced world, though we could hate to confess it,

Cyber pirates

Picture copyright Fidra Cyber Safety Picture caption Breaking right into a delivery agency’s pc techniques may enable attackers to entry all types of delicate data When workers at CyberKeel investigated e mail exercise at a medium-sized delivery agency, they made a surprising discovery. “Somebody had hacked into the techniques of the corporate and planted a small virus,” explains co-founder Lars Jensen. “They’d then monitor all emails to and from individuals

Digital life after loss of life?

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption What for those who may “discuss” digitally to your descendants, not simply seem in photograph albums? The loss of life and funerals business is due for a shake-up, a rising variety of tech start-ups imagine. After you die, how do you fancy springing again to life within the type of a digital avatar? Your digital ghost may bounce onto Fb and take part a

Righting wrongs

Picture copyright Dr Oetker Picture caption The German meals agency has completed greater than many others to resist its Nazi-era heritage Joerg Schillinger is exhibiting me across the extravagant lobby of the pinnacle workplace of frozen pizza and processed meals agency, Dr Oetker – full with a winding marble staircase and Victorian grandfather clock – when he factors to a former chief govt’s bronze bust. “That is Dr Richard Kaselowsky,”

Would you reside in a house the scale of a Tube carriage?

Picture copyright Zedpods The UK has seen a pointy rise in properties little greater than a funds resort room, in response to client group Which?. The variety of newly constructed micro-homes, that are smaller than 37 sq m – the scale of a Tube carriage – rose 40% within the UK final 12 months, the group discovered. They’re usually cheaper than conventional properties, however Which? warned that consumers might battle