We’ve been struggling a bit with Veganuary and need some tips from seasoned vegans. We both work and sometimes need pre-prepared or quick-to-make meals. What are the standout products, and which of the main supermarkets have the best ranges? We don’t want to spend a fortune. … [Read more...] about We’re struggling with Veganuary – where should we buy food?
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• Items in, or on, the coffin “We had someone whose favourite meal was a roast dinner,” recalled one funeral director. There was a wish for that to be reflected in the service, so flowers in the shape of a chicken were offered, but this was rejected in favour of a traditional arrangement with a rubber chicken sticking out of it. “It made everyone chuckle and was a great representation of what she loved.” At another funeral, for a farmer who lived in his wellies, his boots were attached to the foot end of the coffin “so it looked like his feet were sticking out”. … [Read more...] about Funeral send-off costs rise as unicorns and disco hits add sparkle
Although it recently signed up to Climate Perks, the ethical insurer Naturesave launched a similar initiative more than a decade ago for trips to Europe. “In recent years we have seen it grow,” says the marketing manager, Nick Oldridge. “Over the period we have run the policy, a quarter of staff have taken advantage of the benefit each year, resulting in an additional one or two days’ annual leave per person.” … [Read more...] about Plane wrong: how your bosses should cut back on flights
For many years now, the EU's Africa policy has been a graveyard of big words, good intentions and unfulfilled promises. However, since the refugee crisis interest in a new strategy for cooperation with the continent has increased sharply.investing billions in the continent. EU states fear they will find themselves relegated to the second league. This is why, in his speech this week on the state of the EU, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker once again announced "a new pact with Africa." … [Read more...] about EU investment in Africa: Europe racing to catch up
According to migration expert Mehdi Lahlou of the National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics at Mohammad V University in Rabat, such as deal would be "unrealistic" for Moroccans. He told DW that Morocco does not have a strong track record on integration, explaining that the country's high unemployment rate has fueled concern over foreign migrants in the labor market and a general anti-migrant sentiment among the public. There is "increased racism against these migrants in Morocco out of fear, competition and poverty," Lahlou said. … [Read more...] about Morocco: A risky migration partner for the EU