Washington's unilateral withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, and the subsequent resumption of sanctions could complicate international trade with the Islamic Republic. Sputnik has surveyed 42 companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland involved in trade with Iran, asking whether they would maintain cooperation with the Islamic Republic at the expense of their business activity in the US or yield to Washington's pressure. While the answers were different, all the companies demonstrated a cautious approach. The Swiss concern ABB, headquartered in Zurich, with a total turnover of about $33 billion in 2016 responded: © AP Photo / Eric VidalCaught in the Cross-Fire: US, Iran Give EU Two UltimatumsBASF, which turnover in 2017 mounted over 64 billion euros, was similarly circumspect: "BASF will analyze the situation. Basically, … [Read more...] about US Anti-Iran Sanctions Put EU Companies at Risk: What Do They Say?
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The world’s leading experts on all things volcanic have warned people not to try roasting marshmallows over lava. Responding to query from an intrepid Twitter user, the United States Geological Survey pleaded with people not to venture anywhere near molten rock in search of the perfect toasted treat. Not only is there the obvious risk of being consumed alive by the lava, but it turns out the marshmallow would also taste pretty rank – which would make your fiery demise all the more upsetting. @USGSVolcanoes Is it safe to roast marshmallows over volcanic vents? Assuming you had a long enough stick, that is? Or would the resulting marshmallows be poisonous? @JimGriffith_SV @DrFunkySpoon— Jay Furr (@jayfurr) May 29, 2018 Erm...we're going to have to say no, that's not safe. (Please don't try!) If the vent is emitting a lot of SO2 or H2S, they would taste BAD. And if you add sulfuric acid (in vog, for example) to sugar, you get a pretty spectacular reaction.— … [Read more...] about Can You Roast Marshmallows Over Lava? Technically Yes, But Definitely Do Not Try
Home / News / UK by Press Association 17/01/2018, 4:18 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Members of staff at a bar where a worker died after getting trapped in a service lift did not report any incidents with it before his death, an inquest has heard. Barman Cyran Stewart, 20, was rushed to hospital after helping to move furniture while cleaning up after the popular Carnage student night at the Walkabout bar in Swansea city centre on February 24 2014. An inquest heard Mr Stewart, who died four days later having never regained consciousness, had loaded the chairs into a service lift in the venue to bring them back up into the bar from the cellar where they had been moved ahead of the busy night, when he became trapped. Swansea Coroner’s Court heard a number of other members of staff at the venue got stuck in the lift and had to be freed prior to that night – but the issue had not been reported to … [Read more...] about Bar lift incidents not reported before worker fatally injured, inquest hears
The European Union’s newly established fake news body met for the first time today, but revealed that it has yet to establish a working definition for “fake news”. The High-Level Expert Group on fake news and disinformation is comprised of figures from media, social media and academia from across the EU – including British journalists.TimelineSeptember 19, 2017What the European Union's GDPR means for journalists and publishersAugust 30, 2016Analysis: Brexit could remove EU legal protection for comments on news websitesNovember 17, 2008Why is the cost of newsprint rising by 20% when ad revenues are falling by 20%? Experts in the group have been tasked with developing an EU strategy on tackling fake news. The EU’s digital economy and society commissioner Mariya Gabriel (pictured) spoke at a press conference about the group’s first meeting.When asked if the group had a working definition of fake news, Gabriel said: “That is one of the issues that … [Read more...] about Brussels fake news body meets for first time but has yet to sort out definition of fake news
The fast-fashion group is one of Sweden's largest export brands and industrial heavyweights, alongside Ikea, Spotify, Electrolux and Volvo. Owned by the Persson family dynasty, it has been listed on the Stockholm stock exchange since 1974. It has collaborated with superstars like Beyoncé and Madonna, and prestigious fashion houses including Sonia Rykiel, Lanvin and Kenzo have designed exclusive collections for the group. H&M is one of the most well-known brands in the world, with global brand consultancy Interbrand ranking it the 23rd best known company worldwide in 2017 -- ahead of Ikea and fashion luxury goods manufacturer Hermes. But lately, H&M has struggled to lure shoppers into its 4,553 stores around the world, and has been slow to develop its online offering. "It's (been) one of the toughest years for H&M," Joakim Bornold, an economist at the investment bank Nordnet told AFP, noting that the company's stock price has fallen by 35 percent since January … [Read more...] about H&M ‘racist’ ad adds to Swedish company’s woes