Industry Trend-Getters The world’s largest salt producer, K+S of Germany, embarked on a wide-ranging revamp in a bid to shore up earnings. For investors, there was little to relish. Published on October 10, 2017 3:55 pm After a raft of bad news over the last year, K+S – formerly known as Kali und Salz, from the German “Potash and Salt” – wanted to wow investors with a new strategy. The company is emerging from a tough period, caused by new twists in cyclical and long-term trends that have battered its sector brethren. Yet some investors clearly think the latest steps don’t go far enough. In an interview with Handelsblatt, Chief Executive Burkhard Lohr, 54, complained that the stock market was too fixated on his company’s volatile potash business even though it makes up just one-quarter of revenues – and that there was “tremendous potential for savings” in the planned merger of its salt and potash operations, one of … [Read more...] about Seeking the Salt of the Earth
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PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:24 20 August 2018 Aaron Walawalkar The Shah Satnam Ji Green 'S' Welfare Force Wing team clean up an alley between Highbury Gardens and New Road, Ilford. Isabel Infantes Would you spend a few minutes after visiting your place of worship each week to take part in a communal clean-up of the surrounding streets? Amid concerns of levels of fly-tipping and filth in the borough, some faith groups are rallying together to see what part they can play in tackling it. Balfour Road Mosque, in Ilford, is planning to host a community clean-up after Khalid Sharif, one of their worshippers, polled members of facebook group IG-Soc: Connecting Muslims Redbridge Insha’Allah on their willingness to litter pick after Friday prayers. He posted: “If your local mosque gave you gloves and bin bags would you volunteer 10 minutes after Jummah to clean up rubbish on the roads around the mosque?”And fifty-seven out of 61 … [Read more...] about ‘Guardians of the earth’: Would you help keep the area around your place of worship clean?
IT'S been the butt of planetary jokes for decades - and now there's another reason to laugh at Uranus. According to scientists the seventh planet in our solar system stinks of eggs. Researchers at Oxford University discovered the ice giant is surrounded by hydrogen sulphide clouds under a layer of methane. The chemical is the same which give rotten eggs their characteristic whiff. Uranus, the seventh furthest from our sun, was first recognised as a planet in 1781, by the German-British astronomer William Herschel. But the contents of its atmosphere are still largely unknown. The only space probe to have been anywhere near it was Voyager 2, which whizzed past in 1986. Telescopes back on Earth can't see much beyond 200 miles due to our atmosphere of hydrogen and helium. How Nasa's asteroid redirect mission will drag space rocks off course using gravity Scientists previously argued Uranus was made up of ammonia, a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen. But an international … [Read more...] about Uranus smells like rotten eggs – and scientists say the pongy planet could unlock mysteries of the universe
CHRISTIAN conspiracy theorists have gathered clues that suggest the end of the world is nigh. But who is David Meade and what is his theory? Here's what you need to know... Who is David Meade? David Meade is a Christian conspiracy theorist who has made predictions about Doomsday. He wrote a book called Planet X – The 2017 Arrival - insisting Nibiru would crash into Earth in October - but then moved it forward by a few weeks. His theory was given a boost this year when NASA discovered a new planet in the solar system, which they named Planet Nine. Meade’s prediction is largely based on the Bible passage Isaiah, Chapter 13 9-10, it reads: "See, the Day of the Lord is coming – a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger – to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it. "The Stars of Heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising Sun will be darkened and the Moon will not give its light."What is David Meade's theory … [Read more...] about Who is David Meade? Christian numerologist and conspiracy theorist who claims ‘death planet’ Nibiru will cause the end of the world
April 22 marks the annual Earth Day, a day which marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement, which began in 1970. This day brings to light the importance of being Eco-friendly and aims to bring the issue of plastic pollution to the attention of everyone around the world.As the day focuses on and celebrates the wonderful planet that is our home, the Earth in all its glory is brought to the forefront of people’s minds, but did you know all of these unusual, yet spectacular facts about planet Earth?1. All of the Earth’s rocks are recycled again and againThe ground that we walk on every day is recycled and will continue to keep being recycled, as the Earth's rock cycle transforms igneous rocks to sedimentary rocks to metamorphic rocks and this cycle continues again and again. Volcanoes spit the rocks out as magma, which then dry, harden and then after a very long time they either get sucked down again by plate tectonics or get pushed towards the … [Read more...] about Did you know these 15 unusual facts about the Earth?