(BI) Boris Johnson rejects EU compromise and pushes Britain towards the no-deal Brexit cliff edge

(BI) Boris JohnsonReuters The United Kingdom is hurtling towards a no-deal Brexit in October, after both contenders to replace Theresa May rejected a possible compromise deal with the EU. Boris Johnson, the likely next prime minister, said on Monday that he would not accept compromise on the Northern Irish backstop — a compromise that even … Continue reading (BI) Boris Johnson rejects EU compromise and pushes Britain towards the no-deal Brexit cliff edge

(Reuters) UK pay growth strongest since 2008, but jobs boom slows

(Reuters) LONDON (Reuters) – British wages, excluding bonuses, rose at their fastest pace in nearly 11 years, official data showed on Tuesday, but there were potential signs of future weakness in jobs growth, the economy’s silver lining since the Brexit referendum. Core earnings rose by an annual 3.6% in the three months to May, the … Continue reading (Reuters) UK pay growth strongest since 2008, but jobs boom slows

(EUobserver) EU draws up Venezuela torture sanctions

(EUobserver) The EU “is ready to start work toward applying targeted measures for those members of the security forces involved in torture and other serious violations of human rights” in Venezuela, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Tuesday. Spain had pushed for sanctions over allegations that Rafael Acosta, a navy captain and opposition figurehead, … Continue reading (EUobserver) EU draws up Venezuela torture sanctions

(EurActiv) German arms exports to Ankara continue despite escalating Greek-Turkish crisis

(EurActiv) Only last year, deliveries to Turkey made up almost one-third of all German arms exports (€770.8 million) with €242.8 million. [Shutterstock] Comments Print  Tensions have escalated between Turkey and two EU member states – Greece and Cyprus. But that hasn’t stopped another EU country, Germany, to continue exporting arms to Ankara, according to official government … Continue reading (EurActiv) German arms exports to Ankara continue despite escalating Greek-Turkish crisis

(Inquirer) Effects of gentrification on longtime residents are not as negative as typically perceived, Philly Fed says

(Inquirer) A smattering of Philadelphia neighborhoods within the last two decades have experienced dramatic changes, a phenomenon often known as gentrification — a controversial term that can be synonymous with displacement or urban renewaldepending on who is asked. For residents who once lived in the Arvilla apartments in West Philadelphia, gentrification meant eviction last winter, as longtime renters were forced to leave … Continue reading (Inquirer) Effects of gentrification on longtime residents are not as negative as typically perceived, Philly Fed says

(JN) Goldman recomenda aposta na dívida portuguesa para aproveitar compras do BCE

(JN) Os juros da dívida portuguesa negoceiam perto de mínimos históricos, mas o Goldman Sachs acredita que há espaço para mais descidas, uma vez que o BCE vai comprar mais dívida do que o mercado está à espera. O Banco Central Europeu vai arrancar em setembro com um novo programa de compra de dívida (“quantitative … Continue reading (JN) Goldman recomenda aposta na dívida portuguesa para aproveitar compras do BCE

(Cargo) Eurostat: Porto de Sines ocupa 20º lugar do ‘ranking’ dos maiores portos da União Europeia

(Cargo) De acordo com o Eurostat, o Porto de Sines ocupa a vigésima posição no ranking dos maiores portos da União Europeia (UE) em termos de peso bruto de mercadorias movimentadas – os dados compilados pelo Eurostat dão conta que o porto alentejano movimentou 46,473 milhões de toneladas em 2017, entrando no top-20 de um ranking liderado … Continue reading (Cargo) Eurostat: Porto de Sines ocupa 20º lugar do ‘ranking’ dos maiores portos da União Europeia

(Xinhua) Portugal’s business investment expected to increase by 3.7 pct in 2019: stats

(Xinhua) LISBON, July 9 (Xinhua) — Business investment in Portugal is expected to increase by 3.7 percent in nominal terms in 2019, after a nominal growth of 4.7 percent last year, the National Statistical Institute of Portugal (INE) announced here on Tuesday. Based on an investment survey conducted between April 1 and June 25, the … Continue reading (Xinhua) Portugal’s business investment expected to increase by 3.7 pct in 2019: stats

(EUobserver) EU satellite system temporarily offline

(EUobserver) Services of the EU’s satellite navigation system Galileo, offline since Thursday, have been interrupted by “a technical incident related to its ground infrastructure”, the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency said Sunday. Its search and rescue service remained operational, the agency added. Galileo is still in its pilot phase, and is due to be fully … Continue reading (EUobserver) EU satellite system temporarily offline

(ZH) Zucked Again! Facebook’s Founder Admits To Interfering In Political Speech

(ZH) Censorship is alive and well! Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg admitted that the social media giant actively interfered with political speech leading up to the Irish abortion referendum.  Facebook systematically deleted posts it didn’t like while promoting those it did. During a recent talk, Zuckerberg admitted that the social media network banned a number of pro-life advertisements … Continue reading (ZH) Zucked Again! Facebook’s Founder Admits To Interfering In Political Speech

(JN) Facebook suspende estreia da Libra até ter aprovação regulatória

(JN) O responsável pela empresa que vai gerir a Libra, a moeda virtual criada pelo Facebook em conjunto com dezenas de entidades, declarou que o lançamento da divisa só irá ocorrer após todas as questões regulatórias estarem asseguradas. O Facebook deverá suspender o lançamento da criptomoeda Libra, um projeto que tem em parceria com dezenas … Continue reading (JN) Facebook suspende estreia da Libra até ter aprovação regulatória

(Reuters) Wall Street finds blockchain hard to tame after early euphoria

(Reuters) NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two years ago Nasdaq Inc (NDAQ.O) and Citigroup Inc (C.N) announced a new blockchain system they said would make payments of private securities transactions more efficient. Nasdaq Chief Executive Adena Friedman called it “a milestone in the global financial sector.”A Wall St. street sign is seen near the New York … Continue reading (Reuters) Wall Street finds blockchain hard to tame after early euphoria

(GUA) Billions of air pollution particles found in hearts of city dwellers

(GUA) Exclusive: Study shows associated damage to critical pumping muscles, even in children The hearts of young city dwellers contain billions of toxic air pollution particles, research has revealed. Even in the study’s youngest subject, who was three, damage could be seen in the cells of the organ’s critical pumping muscles that contained the tiny … Continue reading (GUA) Billions of air pollution particles found in hearts of city dwellers

(Reuters) UK police identify suspect behind leaked envoy memos: Sunday Times

(Reuters) LONDON (Reuters) – The suspect behind the leak of confidential memos from Britain’s Washington ambassador, which sparked a major diplomatic rift with the United States, has been identified, the Sunday Times newspaper reported. Last week, Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper published memos from Kim Darroch in which he described Donald Trump’s administration as “inept” … Continue reading (Reuters) UK police identify suspect behind leaked envoy memos: Sunday Times

(BBC) Facebook ‘to be fined $5bn over Cambridge Analytica scandal’

(BBC) US regulators have approved a record $5bn (£4bn) fine on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations, reports in US media say. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been investigating allegations that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly obtained the data of up to 87 million Facebook users. The settlement was approved by … Continue reading (BBC) Facebook ‘to be fined $5bn over Cambridge Analytica scandal’

(Independent) GOOGLE ADMITS WORKERS LISTEN TO PRIVATE AUDIO RECORDINGS FROM GOOGLE HOME SMART SPEAKERS

(Independent)Google claims listening to recordings is ‘critical’ to improving its AI voice assistant Google employees listen to customers’ audio recordings on Google Home smart speakers, the technology giant has admitted. Language experts are employed to analyse “snippets” of recordings made by users, which Google claims helps improve its voice recognition technology. This is then used to … Continue reading (Independent) GOOGLE ADMITS WORKERS LISTEN TO PRIVATE AUDIO RECORDINGS FROM GOOGLE HOME SMART SPEAKERS

(Reuters) China second quarter GDP growth slows to 27-year low as trade war bites, more stimulus seen

(Reuters) BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s economic growth slowed to 6.2% in the second quarter, its weakest pace in at least 27 years, as demand at home and abroad faltered in the face of mounting U.S. trade pressure.FILE PHOTO: Workers are seen at a production line manufacturing tyres at a factory in Nantong, Jiangsu province, China … Continue reading (Reuters) China second quarter GDP growth slows to 27-year low as trade war bites, more stimulus seen

(PUB) Um elogio dos alemães – Miguel Esteves Cardoso

(PUB) Os espanhóis que cá vêm tratam-nos de igual para igual. Os americanos são infantis mas são bem-educados. Só os alemães nos tratam com sobranceria como se tivéssemos sido criados para servi-los. Chega um alemão da minha idade à esplanada onde estou a almoçar. Aponta para uma mesa e diz “three!”, em inglês contrariado. Não … Continue reading (PUB) Um elogio dos alemães – Miguel Esteves Cardoso

(ECO) Lisboa vai ter zonas “castanha” e “preta”. Estacionar custará até 3€/hora

(ECO) Além de “verde”, “amarela” e “vermelha”, haverá duas novas cores no estacionamento na capital. Preços chegam aos três euros por hora, havendo limite de horas para ter o automóvel estacionado. Vêm aí duas novas cores no estacionamento na capital portuguesa. Além da “verde”, “amarela” e “vermelha”, a autarquia prepara-se para avançar com as zonas “castanha” … Continue reading (ECO) Lisboa vai ter zonas “castanha” e “preta”. Estacionar custará até 3€/hora