Friday 30 September 2016

Ageist attitudes 'affect older people's health'

New analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that negative or ageist attitudes towards older people are widespread. They also negatively affect older people’s physical and mental health.   Fully 60 per cent of respondents in the WHO World Values Survey repo


Opec hopes to keep a floor on oil prices

Facing the prospect of another sharp fall in oil prices, Opec has finally put forward a measure that they hope will keep a floor on oil prices until the next demand season arrives, said Barclays in a new report. Based on media reporting, Opec plans to appoint a committee to iron


Physical proof for energy from gravity invention

Dutch architect and scientists have delivered proof of principle for what started years ago with the question "Can we get energy from gravity?" The invention can now lead to a sustainable home energy generator.   Over the past six months, architect Janjaap Ruijssen


Airlines report 17pc rise in unruly passengers

Reports of unruly passengers disrupting airline flights have soared almost 17 per cent worldwide in 2015, with incidents such as passengers being verbally abusive or refusing to obey cabin crew occurring on one out of every 1,205 flights, the international trade association for airlines said on


Wells Fargo scam triggers debate on big bank culture

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the banking industry sought to address an ethics crisis with surveys, town hall meetings, appointments of overseers and mechanisms for employees to report malfeasance. Now, the high-pressure sales scandal at Wells Fargo & Co prov


UAE, Oman lead the world in well-being scores

While UAE leads the world in income, employment, education, infrastructure, civil society, governance and environment, Oman claims the global top rank for economic stability, health, civil society, governance and environment, a report said. UAE The dimensions in wh


The world's most innovative universities

In the fast-changing world of science and technology, if you're not innovating, you're falling behind, says a new report entitled “The Reuters 100: The World's Most Innovative Universities”. That's one of the key findings of Now in its second year, the


Saudi sends strong message with cut in wage, benefit bill

Saudi monarch King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's decision to slash ministerial pay by a fifth reflects the kingdom's resolve to nudge its citizens into tolerating a fall in living standards at a time of low oil prices, said experts.   King Salman had on Monday issued


Access to finance ‘critical to GCC economies’

As lower oil prices affect the role played by governments as direct and indirect drivers of GCC business investment, ensuring companies’ access to finance is becoming critical, according to a new ICAEW report. This requires ambitious policy, including prioritisation of publ


Nissan develops autonomous chair for queues

Nissan today unveiled an autonomous chair for people who can’t stand queuing -- the latest in a series of innovations designed to bring the benefits of its Intelligent Mobility blueprint to the daily lives of customers. Following the success of the Intelligent Parking Chair

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