World Development Indicators The Aggregation Rules function defines the methodologies to be used when deriving custom aggregates. These rules apply only to custom country groups you have created. They do not apply to official groups presented in your selected database.
A Handy Little Guide to International Business Etiquette Success in business comes down to building strong relationships with our associates. As our jobs become more and more globalized, many of us find ourselves traveling and building relationships with people across international borders, where manners and expectations might be different than we're used to. The ins and outs of international business etiquette can get confusing. For example, punctuality is of utmost importance in England, but in France, you're considered to be "on time" if you arrive 10 minutes late. Kibardin Design Clock - White & White One of the first clocks stocked at Twisted Time, the Kibardin Design Clock in White & White remains one of our most popular pieces thanks to its simplicity and versatility. The design of a clock that is nothing more than standalone 3D digits focuses the design on its function - to tell the time - though this could be to a room if you choose to mount it on a wall, or it could be just for you if you keep it as a desk clock. The White & White name refers to the white frame and white LED lights that make this design instantly stand out.
How equal are you? Type your country into the search box to find out how it ranks for gender equality. The figures are based on the World Economic Forum (WEF)'s annual Global Gender Gap report, which measures countries according to where women are more likely to be able to participate fully in political and economic life and enjoy the most equal access to education and healthcare. Tap here to find out how your country ranks. Gender pay gap 'may take 118 years to close' Sources
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Storm Desmond: Smiling donkey rescued from Ireland floods 1/30 8 December 2015 The Boy Choristers of Winchester Cathedral Choir skate on the Cathedral's ice rink which will be open until the 3rd of January 2/30 7 December 2015 Shop workers clear rubbish from a store in Cockermouth, northern England, following heavy flooding in the town. Thousands of homes and business were affected by the heavy rains and strong winds that battered Britain over the weekend, with one death reported in London after a man was blown into the path of a bus, police said 3/30 6 December 2015 A rescue team helps to evacuate people from their homes after Storm Desmond caused flooding in Carlisle. Storm Desmond has brought severe disruption to areas of northern England as dozens of flood warnings remain in place 4/30 5 December 2015 Chickens wander around within the 'Grow Heathrow' protest camp, in Sipson, near Heathrow airport .
Why are Ukraine and Russia fighting over Crimea? - World - Haaretz.com The Crimean peninsula, the main flashpoint in Ukraine's crisis, is a pro-Russia part of Ukraine, separated from the rest of the country geographically, historically and politically. It also hosts Russia's Black Sea Fleet. Ukraine has accused Russia of invading it. Here's some key information about the region: Located on the Black Sea The Crimean Peninsula extends into the Black Sea, all but an island except for a narrow strip of land in the north connecting it to the mainland. How Lego Became The Apple Of Toys Every September, largely unbeknownst to the rest of the company, a group of around 50 Lego employees descends upon Spain’s Mediterranean coast, armed with sunblock, huge bins of Lego bricks, and a decade’s worth of research into the ways children play. The group, which is called the Future Lab, is the Danish toy giant’s secretive and highly ambitious R&D team, charged with inventing entirely new, technologically enhanced "play experiences" for kids all over the world. Or, as Lego Group CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp puts it, "It’s about discovering what’s obviously Lego, but has never been seen before." On a Tuesday morning, the group is gathered in a book-lined room just off the pool at the Hotel Trias, in a sleepy town called Palamós, where they’ve met each of the last six years. There are bespectacled dudes in futuristic sneakers, a small cohort of stylish blonde women, and a much larger contingent of techie millennial guys in superhero T-shirts, all filling rows of folding chairs. 1.
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6 of the World's Most Worrisome Disputed Territories When it comes to territorial disputes across the globe, the list is long and ever-changing. There are now more than 150 disputes under way that involve territory, mostly in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific region, but also in Europe and the Americas. Some disputes are on the distant horizon (Antarctica), some are long-simmering (Jammu and Kashmir), and others—like Crimea—are at their boiling point. Many fear a spillover effect from Crimea.