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President says sound environment and strong economic growth don’t need to be in conflict
President Barack Obama called for U.S. leadership in fighting climate change, saying Monday that a sound environment and strong economic growth don’t need to be in conflict.
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As Recode notes, on the back of Zulily’s acquisition by QVC, ecommerce is hard: But the deal has not been received in a celebratory manner by the e-commerce industry at large because a lot of investors and entrepreneurs were hoping Zulily would prove so…
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The company is conducting an experiment in how far it can push
white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions.
The company is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions.
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You are what you eat, and so were your ancient ancestors. But figuring out what they actually dined on has been no easy task.
A new report suggests that our ancestors were able to fuel the evolution of our oversize brains by incorporating cooked starches into their diet.
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‘Keeping and looking fit is understood not only as a way to feel healthy but as a crucial mark of status’
1Rebel, in the City of London, describes itself as a “destination”, not a gym. For £20 per session, the “pay-as-you-train boutique” offers “curated” playlists, “engineered layouts” and a “post-grind workout” at the cold-pressed juice bar. It is one
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Outdoor air pollution contributes to the deaths of an estimated 1.6 million people in China every year, or about 4,400 people a day, according to a newly released scientific paper.
A research group’s findings may complicate the Chinese government’s efforts to clean up the capital city of Beijing ahead of the 2022 Winter Games.
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As the west panics about growth, the Chinese are out enjoying themselves
The Chinese economy is collapsing. We all know that right? All of us except about a billion Chinese, many of whom are out enjoying themselves like there’s no dire tomorrow. At just about the time that the west recently awakened from its summer
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Under the Alphabet umbrella, the internet group seeks to distinguish the visionary from the wacky
No, there is no limit to Google’s ambition. Any lingering doubts should have been swept away by this week’s news that it is remaking itself as Alphabet, a holding company for some of mankind’s grandest technology challenges. Even running the world’s
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As the WSJ details, Netflix is moving to a 100% cloud-based server infrastructure: “For our streaming business, we have been 100% cloud-based for customer facing systems for some time now, and are planning to completely retire our data centers later this…
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It’s not the e-reader that will be driving future books sales, it’s the phone; How publishers are rethinking books for the small screen
It’s not the e-reader that will be driving future books sales, it’s the phone; How publishers are rethinking books for the small screen
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‘London’s excruciating price tag is not just a vulnerability but also a sign of success’
What is happening to London? Is the city devouring itself, its street life disappearing as flat-pack apartment blocks metastasise in once-healthy neighbourhoods? Or are we simply witnessing a process of regeneration and renewal? Rohan Silva, a
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There’s no other way to find out whether or not you will be successful other than just doing it.
There’s no other way to find out whether or not you will be successful other than just doing it. In other words – screw it, let’s do it. You’ll never know what would have happened if you don’t give it a go. If you try your hardest to succeed and things don’t work out, don’t think of fa...
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    M.Sc., Electronic Commerce and Internet Computing, 2014 - present
  • Robert Gordon University
    BA, Management, 2005 - 2009
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    Doing Business In Israel (DBI), 2013 - 2013
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Elon Musk, Climate Hero? - The New Yorker
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Last week, the Tesla C.E.O. said that he is “trying to fundamentally change the energy structure of the entire world.”

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Cheap smartphones and cheaper data plans make for a much more connected vagabond community.

HKU head defends plans for mandatory student visits to mainland China
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The University of Hong Kong’s (HKU) vice chancellor has broken his silence on a controversial plan to make mainland China exchange programme

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