Know your lux and RA: Five essential factors when buying a new light
Bright and warm, true-colour and ideally glare-free: Anyone buying a light bulb nowadays should be able to expect a lot in terms of performance. Here are the most essential questions to keep in mind when buying a new bulb or lamp.1. How energy efficient is it?LED lights consume comparatively little energy and have a long service life. "Just by replacing old light bulbs with new, energy-efficient LED light sources, you can save more than 80 per cent energy in a year," explains lighting specialist Iris Vollmann.The energy label on an LED light's packaging will tell you how energy-efficient they ...
Without partnership and resilience, there is very little Nigeria will achieve – Akintemi
SEGUN AKINTEMI is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Page International Financial Services. In this interview with IFEOMA OKEKE, he speaks on the firm’s innovative approach amid a challenging business environment and how it is meeting the needs of client.As the CEO of Page Financials, what are the factors that inspire you?I get a lot of inspiration from long walks through my neighbourhood. It is always a breath of fresh air, intriguing and different. Inspiration, truly, is everywhere. You just need to open your eyes a little bit to see it all around you. I am fascinated by relationships of a...
Retirement discourse | Daily FT
The decision to retire is often predicated on a number of factors including financial stability, healthcare, social connections and personal aspirations. White collar workers or professionals generally tend to have more choice about retirement than blue collar workers, those working in labour intensive and informal sectors.These people could struggle more as formal pension schemes either do not reach them or are not enough at the point of retirement to provide a comfortable life. In extended families older members may choose to continue working to support their children or grandchildren. There...
Daily Financial Times
DSWD defends P83B unspent funds
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Thursday defended its unspent funds worth P83 billion, saying several factors affected the implementation of their programs, including the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.In a statement, the DSWD explained that the P83 billion in unspent funds from its 2020 budget have been programmed for various programs, activities, and projects (PAPs) for the rest of the year.However, the COVID-19 pandemic hampered the implementation of its projects, and further compounded by mobility challenges due to guidelines imposed by the Inter-Agency Task F...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Russia Finds No Criminal Influence on Journalist’s Self-Immolation Death – Reports
Russian investigators do not believe that independent journalist Irina Slavina was driven to suicide by external factors that could carry criminal punishment, the Kommersant business daily reported Monday.Slavina, the editor-in-chief of the independent KozaPress news outlet, set herself on fire outside the Nizhny Novgorod police headquarters on Oct. 2 the day after security forces raided her home in search of evidence of her ties to the opposition. The Russian Journalists’ and Media Workers’ Union (JMWU) urged the authorities to open a criminal case into driving an individual to suicide, sayin...
The Moscow Times
Social factors behind virus' resurgence in Europe
China Daily | Updated: 2020-11-13 07:13Since the beginning of autumn, COVID-19 has shown signs of resurgence in Europe, with an epidemic weekly report released by the World Health Organization on Nov 3 showing that more than 1.7 million new cases were reported in the week preceding Nov 1, accounting for more than half of the total number of new cases worldwide, proof of a second wave of the outbreak in Europe.In addition, the number of new confirmed cases in Europe this week rose by more than 20 percent over the previous week and deaths by more than 40 percent. The second wave of infections in...
President Aliyev highlights key factors contributing to Azerbaijan’s military success
By Vafa IsmayilovaPresident Ilham Aliyev has highlighted Azerbaijan’s progress in military, economic and diplomatic spheres as a key factor contributing to its victory in recent counter-offensive operations to liberate Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts that have been under the Armenian occupation for nearly three decades.President Aliyev made the remarks in his address to the nation at the Alley of Martyrs in the capital Baku to announce the liberation of Azerbaijan’s Shusha city after 28 years of the Armenian occupation.“It is with great pride that I declare that the city of Shush...
What hinders African women scientists
Women are 49.6 percent of the world’s population. An estimated 70 percent of the health and social care workforce are women; they deliver care to around 5 billion people. Women are also at the front-line of the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic – as health care givers, researchers, scientists and policymakers.There is a well recognised gender disparity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This prompted the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa) to conduct a study on factors contributing to or inhibiting women’s careers in these key fields in Africa.The st...
Tony La Russa — 76-year-old Hall of Famer — named White Sox manager
CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox stunned the baseball world Thursday, announcing the hiring of Tony La Russa as their new manager.It’s a blast from the past for the franchise with the return of La Russa, who led the Sox to a division title in 1983.The Hall of Famer will look to do it again — and more — in a surprising return to the organization.“While I have had other inquiries about managing since retiring, this opportunity with the White Sox brings together a number of important factors that make this the right time and the right place,” La Russa said in a statement. “The on-field talent is a...
3 discerning car buyers chose the All-New Ford Territory—Here’s why
(Philstar.com) – October 16, 2020 – 4:21pmMANILA, Philippines – Purchasing a new vehicle for yourself or your family can be quite a daunting task. With several factors to consider such as financing and cost of ownership coupled with the uncertainties brought about by the pandemic, there are those who may find themselves struggling to decide on what vehicle to purchase.An SUV is considered by many Filipinos to be a versatile, cost-efficient, and ideal vehicle with its space, size, and now, technology. With features and capabilities that address the needs of customers, an SUV becomes an easy cho...