(PUB) Jared Diamond: “Se Lisboa só pudesse ter um museu, esse museu deveria ser o das descobertas”

(PUB) Jared Diamond Viveu entre os últimos caçadores-recolectores do mundo e emociona-se com o fim iminente desse modo de vida. Defende que para perceber o mundo actual temos de recuar à pré-história e que há coisas a aprender com as sociedades tradicionais. Para este prestigiado académico, uma das vantagens históricas da Europa é a sua … Continue reading (PUB) Jared Diamond: “Se Lisboa só pudesse ter um museu, esse museu deveria ser o das descobertas”

(OBS) Fátima Carneiro eleita a patologista mais influente do mundo

(OBS) A distinção foi atribuída à investigadora pela revista científica “The Pathologist” que, ao longo de dois meses, inquiriu patologistas de todo o mundo sobre quem consideravam merecedor do título. Foi “com surpresa” e “enquanto estava a trabalhar e a ver o email” que Fátima Carneiro, professora da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto (FMUP) … Continue reading (OBS) Fátima Carneiro eleita a patologista mais influente do mundo

(Algemeiner) Act Against ‘Any Whiff’ of Resurgent Antisemitism, Pope Says

(Algemeiner) Pope Francis on Jan. 8, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Andrew Medichini / Pool. Pope Francis paid tribute on Sunday to Jews killed by the Nazis and victims of murder and deportation by the Soviet KGB, in twin visits to memorials marking the darkest periods of Lithuania’s history. On the 75th anniversary of the wartime … Continue reading (Algemeiner) Act Against ‘Any Whiff’ of Resurgent Antisemitism, Pope Says

(CNBC) Shares of luxury online marketplace Farfetch surges 53 percent in IPO’s first day of trading

(CNBC) Shares of London-based luxury online marketplace Farfetch jumped more than 50 percent in their market debut Friday. Farfetch Thursday night raised $885, stamping a valuation of $6.2 billion on the online giant, taking into account employee dilution. The global market for personal luxury goods was estimated to be worth $307 billion in 2017. Farfetch … Continue reading (CNBC) Shares of luxury online marketplace Farfetch surges 53 percent in IPO’s first day of trading

(JN) Farfetch cumpriu o sonho de içar a bandeira portuguesa na bolsa de Nova Iorque

(JN) A Farfetch tornou-se esta sexta-feira a primeira empresa tecnológica portuguesa no mercado de valores mundial e içou, literalmente, a bandeira de Portugal no edifício da maior bolsa de valores do mundo, em Nova Iorque. “Colocar a bandeira portuguesa no New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) era um dos pequenos sonhos que tínhamos e que foi realizado … Continue reading (JN) Farfetch cumpriu o sonho de içar a bandeira portuguesa na bolsa de Nova Iorque

(Economist) Can inequality only be fixed by war, revolution or plague?

(Economist) A book excerpt and interview with Walter Scheidel, author of “The Great Leveler”. IN AN age of widening inequality, Walter Scheidel believes he has cracked the code on how to overcome it. In “The Great Leveler”, the Stanford professor posits that throughout history, economic inequality has only been rectified by one of the “Four Horsemen … Continue reading (Economist) Can inequality only be fixed by war, revolution or plague?

(BBG) S&P, Dow Soar to Record Highs as Trade Fears Abate: Markets Wrap

(BBG) U.S. stock benchmarks reached new highs Thursday on news from China about tariff and currency moves that could ease trade tensions. Treasury yields remained near their highest level this year. The dollar slid. The S&P 500 Index soared to a record close — led by the technology, health-care and financial sectors — lodging its … Continue reading (BBG) S&P, Dow Soar to Record Highs as Trade Fears Abate: Markets Wrap

(CNBC) Jamie Dimon says cyber warfare is the biggest risk to the financial system

(CNBC) The “biggest vulnerability” for the financial system is the threat of cyberattacks, J.P. Morgan’s Jamie Dimon said on Thursday. Biggest vulnerability today is cyber, JPMorgan CEO says  3:17 AM ET Thu, 20 Sept 2018 Banks may be in sound condition post-Lehman Brothers, but the financial system could crack again if hit with a devastating cyber … Continue reading (CNBC) Jamie Dimon says cyber warfare is the biggest risk to the financial system

(Diplomat) Europe’s Answer to China’s Belt and Road

(Diplomat) The EU’s new Connectivity Strategy is a long overdue response to China’s assertive behavior. Today’s adoption by the European Commission of a new “Connectivity Strategy” linking Europe and Asia throws down the gauntlet to an increasingly assertive China. The new strategy, released on September 19, will offer a different approach to that taken by … Continue reading (Diplomat) Europe’s Answer to China’s Belt and Road

(Reuters) Google staff discussed tweaking search results to counter travel ban: WSJ

(Reuters) Google employees brainstormed ways to alter search functions to counter the Trump administration’s controversial 2017 travel ban, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing internal emails. Google employees discussed how they could tweak the company’s search-related functions to show users how to contribute to pro-immigration organizations and contact lawmakers and government agencies, the WSJ … Continue reading (Reuters) Google staff discussed tweaking search results to counter travel ban: WSJ

(EUobserver) Le Pen refuses court order to undergo psychiatric tests

(EUobserver) French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been ordered by a French court to undergo a psychiatric test for tweeting pictures of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group in 2015. Le Pen published the court order, dated 11 September, on Twitter on Thursday and said she would refuse to undergo such tests. “I’d like to … Continue reading (EUobserver) Le Pen refuses court order to undergo psychiatric tests

(BBC) Brexit: May urges EU leaders to consider ‘serious’ UK plans

(BBC) Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Image captionMrs May spoke to EU leaders for 10 minutes over dinner in Salzburg Theresa May has urged EU leaders to focus their minds on getting a Brexit deal in the next two months, saying negotiations will not be extended. At a dinner in Salzburg, she told her 27 counterparts her priorities … Continue reading (BBC) Brexit: May urges EU leaders to consider ‘serious’ UK plans

(NYT) The Netherlands, a Tax Avoidance Center, Tries to Mend Its Ways

(NYT) The headquarters of Warner Bros. in Amsterdam. The Netherlands has become a magnet for international corporations — especially American ones.CreditCreditMarcel Wogram for The New York Times THE HAGUE — The Netherlands wants you to know that it is not a tax haven. But Menno Snel, the country’s No. 2 finance official, grudgingly acknowledges that … Continue reading (NYT) The Netherlands, a Tax Avoidance Center, Tries to Mend Its Ways

(JN) O hábito faz o monge – Nuno Melo

(JN) Ter o primeiro-ministro de Portugal trajando como se fosse beber um copo ao Urban Beach, enquanto acompanhava o ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros de Angola, Manuel Domingos Augusto, impecavelmente aprumado em revista a militares perfilados, não foi só uma circunstância do momento, nem é uma atitude que possa ser desvalorizada. Reflete uma “proletarização” do Estado … Continue reading (JN) O hábito faz o monge – Nuno Melo

(Independent) Dalai Lama says ‘Europe belongs to the Europeans’ and suggests refugees return to native countries

(Independent) Dalai Lama says ‘Europe belongs to the Europeans’ and suggests refugees return to native countries The Dalai Lama has sparked anger after declaring that “Europe belongs to the Europeans”. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader also said that refugees should return to their native countries and assist with developing them. The 14th Dalai Lama was speaking at a conference in Malmo, … Continue reading (Independent) Dalai Lama says ‘Europe belongs to the Europeans’ and suggests refugees return to native countries

(BBG) A New CEO Plans Big Cuts to Mend Deutsche Bank

(BBG) Christian Sewing knows how to bring down expenses, but some say he lacks a grand vision. As chief of Deutsche Bank AG’s retail division, Christian Sewing earned a reputation as an unapologetic cost-cutter who closed hundreds of branches, reduced staff by 7 percent—3,100 positions—over two years, and sold operations in Poland and Portugal. Today, as the company’s … Continue reading (BBG) A New CEO Plans Big Cuts to Mend Deutsche Bank

(EP) El libro de Pedro Sánchez y Carlos Ocaña copia párrafos de la conferencia de un diplomático

(EP) La Moncloa sostiene que se trata de “un error involuntario” y los coautores se comprometen a subsanarlo “en el más breve plazo” IÑIGO DOMÍNGUEZ KIKO LLANERAS JAVIER GALÁN Twitter Madrid 20 SEP 2018 – 08:32 CEST El presidente del Gobierno, Pedro Sánchez, y el economista Carlos Ocaña reproducen en su libro de 2013, sin entrecomillar ni … Continue reading (EP) El libro de Pedro Sánchez y Carlos Ocaña copia párrafos de la conferencia de un diplomático

(OBS) Uma crise que esconde outra – Rui Ramos

(OBS) Não foi o colapso do Lehman Brothers em 2008, mas o colapso das fronteiras em 2015 que provocou a verdadeira crise contemporânea. A 15 de Setembro, fez dez anos que os empregados do banco Lehman Brothers limparam as secretárias. Tem sido fácil, desde então, simplificar a história: a maneira mais corrente é ver só … Continue reading (OBS) Uma crise que esconde outra – Rui Ramos

(NYT) Justice Department Is Examining Tesla After Musk Comment

(NYT)  Elon Musk on Monday. Mr. Musk’s abrupt declaration on Twitter that he hoped to convert Tesla into a private company kicked off a furor in the markets and within Tesla itself.CreditCreditChris Carlson/Associated Press Tesla said on Tuesday that the Justice Department had requested documents from the company after its chief executive, Elon Musk, abruptly … Continue reading (NYT) Justice Department Is Examining Tesla After Musk Comment