Wales 25 July 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-49110467 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsUK heatwaves Are you feelin' hot, hot, hot? The UK could have its hottest day on record on Thursday, with temperatures of up … [Read more...] about Where can you keep cool in Wales in the heat?
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Grant Suneson and Samuel Stebbins 24/7 Wall Street Published 8:19 AM EDT May 28, 2019 In American politics, the issue of income inequality comes up frequently. As wealth continues to concentrate at the top – now the wealthiest 10% of American households control nearly 75% of household net worth – the middle continues to shrink, and some previously thriving metro areas have been hard hit by extreme poverty. But income inequality is not a uniquely American issue. Nations from all six populated continents have massive wealth gaps between their richest and poorest residents. Many of the most economically productive countries in the world have not been able to devise a way to stop, or even slow, the growing inequality. Income inequality across a population is quantified using the Gini coefficient measure. On the Gini scale, inequality is measured from 0 to 1, where 0 represents a perfectly equal society and 1 represents extreme inequality where a single individual … [Read more...] about These 15 countries have the biggest gaps between rich and poor
0 Have your say Robert Davidson, founder of Sandstone Press, the Scottish publisher of the Man Booker International Prize-winning Celestial Bodies – is in Gatwick Airport, trying to get his head round the events of the previous 24 hours. Historian Bettany Hughes’ announcement that Jokha Alharthi’s novel on Oman’s history of slavery had scooped this year’s award unleashed a frenzy of interest in the Dingwall-based publisher responsible for delivering it to an English-speaking audience. “When I last looked an hour ago, it was No 1 in Amazon’s contemporary fiction and No 4 on Amazon overall,” says Davidson. It’s an astonishing achievement. The first print run for Celestial Bodies was a mere 1,000. Two thousand more were printed when it was long-listed and a further 2,000 when it was short-listed.“Although we were not complacent, we were prepared for a win,” says Davidson. “We knew what we … [Read more...] about Against all odds: The rebirth of Scottish publishing
The Pride of Reading Awards are back and this year promises to be the biggest yet. Launched at Reading's iconic Malmaison Hotel the nomination period is now open where you can choose to nominate a person or business to be celebrated. With 18 categories which recognise the incredible achievements from the people of Reading , Berkshire, the winners will be announced at the glamorous awards ceremony in November. This year's theme for the awards is Love Where You Live. With a special guest appearance from former X-Factor finalist and patron of the awards, Danyl Johnson, the sponsors of this year's Pride of Reading have explained just what makes these awards so special. University of Reading - Young Person of the Year We are proud to support the Young Person of the Year award, celebrating the young people in Reading who make an exceptional difference in their community. The University of Reading exists to help young people fulfil their potential. We are ranked in the top 200 … [Read more...] about Meet the sponsors of this year’s Pride of Reading Awards
French airports have been classed as among the worst in the world, with Paris-Orly taking 126th place on the list of 132 global airports, and Roissy-Charles de Gaulle taking 121st place. The major issues in France included punctuality (for which French airports received an average score of 60%), service quality (20%) and the shopping and restaurant/refreshment options (20%).Of all the French airports listed, Toulouse-Blagnac (Haute-Garonne, Occitanie) performed the best, taking 89th place in the ranking.The 2019 list - the seventh annual ranking of its kind - was compiled by AirHelp, a company that specialises in airport passenger rights and compensation.To score well, airports did not need to have any particularly stand-out features or unusual attractions; rather they were scored on straightforward, basic factors such as time performance, service quality, and food and shopping options.The Hamad airport in Doha, Qatar, took the top spot; closely followed by Tokyo Haneda (Japan), … [Read more...] about French airports among ‘worst in world’ in new ranking