Bence Gaál Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:30 Hungarian SMEs and large enterprises may both apply for state research and development grants, with support of HUF 500 million possible for individual projects, Big Four advisory firm Deloitte tells the Budapest Business Journal. Thanks to the call for tenders, codenamed 2019-1.1.1-PIACI KFI (market R&D), both SMEs and large enterprises may apply for grants used for projects carried out individually or in a consortium. "The support, which may exceed HUF 500 mln per individually completed project, may greatly contribute to the enhancement of competitiveness of these companies, aiding them on both the domestic and international markets," says Csaba Márkus, Deloitte Central Europeʼs leader for government investment and innovation incentives. Thanks to the tender, innovation and R&D projects with real market potential may receive support. The deadline for submitting applications is 2 p.m. on August 5, but it is … [Read more...] about State grants to R&D projects to boost competitiveness
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Luxembourg City’s congestion levels remained unchanged from 2017 to 2018, according to traffic navigation firm TomTom’s annual traffic index. TomTom recorded no change on the previous year, finding that motorists in the capital spent up to 20 minutes in traffic during a 30-minute trip in the morning and evening peak times on weekdays. On average, drivers spent 33% of their travel time stuck in traffic. Luxembourg placed 64th in the world ranking for most-congested cities, an improvement on 2017 when it was at 58th. The index examined traffic in 403 cities in 56 countries globally. The most-congested city was Mumbai, in India, where drivers spent on average 56% extra travel time in traffic, followed by Bogota, in Colombia (63%), Lima, in Peru (58%), New Delhi, in India (58%), and Moscow, in Russia (56%). Data visualisation: TomTom And for 2019? Luxembourg’s results may differ in the 2019 report as recent works to expand the tram line have resulted in severe backlogs … [Read more...] about Traffic not getting worse, not getting better
Amazon shareholders on Wednesday are voting on an employee-introduced resolution to make the company disclose its total carbon footprint and reduce its fossil-fuel useAmazon is the fifth-largest company in the U.S., with $233 billion in revenue last year, and the largest cloud-computing provider, but it has reveled little information about its greenhouse gas emissions.Backers of the resolution say climate change is already affecting Amazon's operations. Amazon opposes the measure.For Rebecca Sheppard, who grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, weather and climate change issues have become personal. As a child, it was the hurricanes that visited her home state frequently; today, it's the wildfires that blow smoke in her face on her daily ferry commute to her job at Amazon's Seattle headquarters. These events have made Sheppard, 28, look at her own contribution to climate change more closely. She is a product manager in aviation—a heavily polluting industry that creates about 3 … [Read more...] about Amazon shareholders to vote on company getting off fossil fuels
Billionaire Robert F. Smith pledged to pay off student loans for every member of Morehouse College's graduating class.The Ivy League-educated business leader made his fortune investing in software firms and other tech companies. He's well-known for his philanthropy -- and the first African-American to sign Bill and Melinda Gates' Giving Pledge.Members of Morehouse College's class of 2019 received more than their diplomas at the college's commencement ceremony Sunday when honorary degree recipient Robert F. Smith announced he would eliminate the entire class's student debt. "This is my class, 2019," he said. "And my family is making a grant to eliminate their student loans." Morehouse is an all-male, historically black college in Atlanta. The billionaire's gift is estimated to be worth about $40 million, based on the combined debt shouldered by the graduating class's nearly 400 students, making it the single largest individual donation to a historically black college or … [Read more...] about Who is Morehouse billionaire benefactor Robert F. Smith?
Pieta H. 0Hamrun S. 2 Pieta H.: J. Chircop St John, T. Ose, D. Agius, P. Chimezie (J. Delmar 90), J. Busuttil (N. Pisani 86), G. Mensah, JM Artiaga, C. Grech, U. Calistus, I. Jalo (N. Pace Cocks 81), A. Macedo Hamrun S.: E. Bartolo, E. Pepe, T. Caruana, C. Henneberg, W. Domoraud (R. Darmanin 76), A. Scicluna, M. Criaco (C. Borg 26), K. Micallef, O. Nikolopoulos, C. Calil (M. R. Gauci 86), K. Tulimieri Referee: M. Apap Asst. Refs: M. Scerri, I. Galea 4th official: F. Zammit Scorers: K. Tulimieri 34, W. Domoraud 76 Yellow cards: I. Jalo 30 BoV Player of the Match: W. Domoraud TMI Top 3: 1. W. Domoraud; 2. K. Tulimieri, 3. D. Agius Hamrun Spartans yesterday had to struggle more than expected to beat Pieta Hotspurs ------ to remain firmly in the hunt for 4th place and a potential Europa League berth next season. Kevin Tulimieri, in the first half, and Wilfried Domoraud in … [Read more...] about BOV Premier League: Hamrun win to remain firmly in hunt for 4th place as Pieta are relegated