Creationism: De-risking early stage investment

Jobs By 25 October, 2020 No Comments

“The grass is always greener…”, there are many catchphrases that describe life and business, but they always seem to be in the future tense and suggest some sort of heroic journey. In our experience, uncovering the next big thing from an investment perspective is more about hard work and creating opportunities rather than hoping they will come. Identifying opportunities with outstanding potential is not your biggest obstacle—they often simply stand out. The challenge comes in executing the opportunities to deliver investor value.

A Robot courier delivering

Jobs By 22 October, 2020 No Comments

Forum Virium Helsinki is running a pilot in Kalasatama with the aim of testing new smart home services and finding new solutions for light deliveries in an urban environment. From the last week of September onwards, customers of REDI shopping centre may have spotted a small wheeled robot moving about on its own. Its task is to deliver meals on-demand from K-Supermarket to the Majakka high-rise building. Customers can place an order via the building’s Asumi service on their computer or mobile device, and the delivery robot will take the products directly to the customer or to the collection point in the building’s shared facilities.

Switzerland pays best for financial jobs

Jobs By 12 October, 2020 No Comments

Being a student trying to find their way in the current job market might feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Having an optimistic outlook and strong perseverance are essential for landing a graduate job role. MoneyTransfers.com analysed data from employer feedback specialists GlassDoor to discover which graduate finance roles are currently the highest paying in each European country.

Young Portuguese show conviction and courage

Europe bad and good By 4 October, 2020 No Comments

Four children and two young adults from Portugal have filed an unprecedented climate change case with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. They are asking the Court to hold 33 countries accountable for fuelling the climate crisis. The case, which is brought with the support of the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), centres on the rising threat which climate change poses to their lives and to their physical and mental wellbeing. If successful, the 33 countries would be legally bound, not only to ramp up emissions cuts, but also to tackle overseas contributions to climate change, including those of their multinational companies.

Political theatre gains importance

Culture By 16 September, 2020 No Comments

by Dr. Stefanie Claudia Müller

Els Joglars has become throughout its existence a political theatre group somehow criticizing especially the situation in Catalonia where an increasing number of people wish to separate from the rest of the country and create their own Republic. This has caused former director and founder Albert Boadella a lot of headaches as well in his position as a manager of the Teatros del Canal in Madrid years ago where nearly all political forces want to stop separatism and abuse groups like this for their own interests. In the cultural world, his political positions also provoked very different reactions.

Good sleep garantuees success

Living By 3 September, 2020 No Comments

We all have our preferred sleeping habits and without them, it can make a good night’s sleep near impossible, but we often disregard its importance in our daily lives. It is well known that a good night’s sleep results in increased productivity the following day, but does our sleeping position affect our working output? OnBuy’s Furniture Department discovered that the most common sleeping position is the fetal position, with a whopping 29% admitting that this is their preferred way to sleep. The second most popular position is the pillow hugger (24%). The freefall, the thinker and the soldier follow in third, fourth, and fifth with 14%, 13% and 10% choosing these positions as their favourite.