Civilized life as most people know it will cease to exist by 2050. The cause of the apocalypse will be the people themselves, who prepared such a quick ending for themselves, destroying the environment. And the population of the planet will no longer be helped by environmentally friendly cars or birth control. Humanity will continue to engage in consumption and production, regardless of environmental costs, and will face a sharp decline in available food and living standards.
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Foxconn to quadruple iPhone factory in India. Will add another 53,000 workers in the next 2 years at its Sriperumbudur plant in southern India. As a result, the number of employees will increase to 70,000 people.
Ferrari, Lamborghini and other supercars are booming in Japan. New car registrations worth more than 20 million yen ($136,000) rose 64% to 5,462 vehicles this year through October, compared with the same period a year earlier, when registrations also jumped 75%. Despite this growth, total imported car sales fell 11% over the period to 193,026 units.
According to Tokyo Shoko Research, wealthy people’s incomes are rising despite the slowdown in economic activity. The number of CEOs with salaries over 100 million yen rose 22% to 663 during the current fiscal year, Bloomberg writes.
European underground gas storages (UGS) are 95.43% full, according to the Association of Gas Infrastructure Operators of Europe (Gas Infrastructure Europe, GIE).
Now there are 103.6 billion cubic meters of gas in the region’s underground storage facilities, their total capacity is about 110 billion cubic meters. More than 60% of all blue fuel reserves in the European Union are in Germany, Italy, France and Austria.
The International Monetary Fund expects Georgia’s GDP to increase by 10% in 2022. Georgia earned about $2.2 billion in the first nine months of 2022
Almost 90% of the gas consumed goes to the production of just 300 types of goods, scientists at the Institute for Economic Research in Halle have calculated. Some of these products can be replaced by imports without significant losses in revenue. This is primarily for the chemical industry.
U.S. and South Korean Presidents Joe Biden and Yun Suk-yeol, as well as Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, agreed to strengthen the containment of the DPRK during a trilateral meeting in Phnom Penh, warned of a strong response if North Korea conducts another nuclear test, South Korean media reported on Sunday
The US Democratic Party will retain control of the Senate after winning Nevada. Maintaining Senate Control Will Allow Democrats to Confirm Incumbent Joe Biden Candidates Like Federal Judges
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and space exploration company Lunar Outpost will help NASA reach the Moon’s South Pole, where the Artemis 3 manned mission, scheduled for 2025, is expected to land. As part of the Artemis mission, a Colorado-based company plans to collect and sell moon rocks to NASA under a $1 contract.
A large number of studies show that appearance affects a person’s success. But a Swedish researcher noticed that this does not work with online learning. Attractive female students experienced a decline in grades in distance learning, while male students were not affected in any way
Christmas markets have opened in the Austrian capital: to save electricity, ordinary light bulbs have been replaced with LEDs. A total of 17 festive markets with 905 stands will operate in Vienna.
The Czech Foreign Ministry is investigating two illegal Chinese police stations in Prague, Radio Prague reports. Previously, similar branches were found in the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Spain and other European countries.
In Slovenia, former radio host Natasha Pirc-Musar, a non-partisan candidate with center-left views, has become the new president.
In 2022, 1,138 IT companies laid off 182,605 people.
In February 2021, American graphic designer Mike Winkelmann earned $69.3 million at Christie’s by selling his painting The First 5,000 Days as an NFT, a JPEG digital image linked to a unique token.
Physically, the painting never existed, and the digital image can be easily copied, but the ownership is assigned to the buyer — this is certified by the unique token associated with the image, which stores information about its owner.
Today, the non-fungible token (NFT) market is going through hard times: digital pictures, which collectors bought for millions of dollars a year ago, are now significantly losing value.
In Finland, the cost of food products has reached a record level, compared to October last year, their prices increased by 15.7%, the Yle portal reported on Monday, citing the Statistics Center.
BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. (BBA), a joint venture between Germany’s Bayerische Motoren Werke AG and China’s Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd., is investing 10 billion yuan ($1.4 billion) in a new battery project in northeast China’s Liaoning province. Xinhua reports.
The British Brewers and Pub Association has sent an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (Minister of the Exchequer) asking for the freeze on beer duties to be reinstated. As reported on the website of the organization, the increase in prices is forcing businesses to pass the costs on to their customers in bars.
According to the association, the average spending of pubs and brewers at the end of the summer increased by 22% compared to 2021. The average price of a pint of beer has increased by 8% compared to last year, sales are declining.
Eco-activists in Lisbon stormed the building where the economy minister, a former oil top manager, was speaking. Protests in Portugal, Spain and Germany were held ahead of the UN climate summit COP27
France and Britain signed an agreement to curb illegal migration. The agreement provides that the number of patrols on the French coast, funded by the UK, will increase by 40%. Also, British officers will now be part of the French control centers to improve the coordination of processes, according to the government of the United Kingdom.
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