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IRISH REGIONS NEED MORE ENTERPRENEURS TO HELP COUNTRY THRIVE SUSTAINABLY SAY EXPERTS



To create a more balanced and sustainable economy, Ireland would benefit from having more entrepreneurs, especially outside the business hotspots in the capital Dublin, development experts say. Government can play a key role, Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh said in a November seminar at the National University of Ireland, Galway, especially by better connecting the dots between various development schemes for entrepreneurs.…

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INTERNATIONAL HE ACCESS DAY CONFERENCE HEARS HOW WELL-MEANING COMMITMENTS NEED PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS AND MONEY



 

INTERNATIONAL collaboration, financial and strategic support and government policy consistency that endures beyond changes in political administrations are vital to maintain accelerating global gains in access to higher education, delegates at an international conference in Scotland were told this week.…

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POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS INCREASE GREEN ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND INVESTMENT WORLDWIDE



As national, regional and international legislation nudges the world away from its reliance on fossil fuels, corporations are increasingly sourcing renewable energy through the mechanism of green power purchase agreements (PPAs), whereby companies (and also utilities) act as an off-taker, making commitments for future renewable energy payments.…

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GLOBAL DECOMMISSIONING INDUSTRY GROWS AS OI AND GAS OFFSHORE STRUCTURES REACH END OF OPERATIONS



A WAVE of oil and gas structure decommissioning in the North Sea, a steady continuing flow in the USA’s Gulf of Mexico fields, and a similar longer-term challenge in south-east Asia are concentrating minds on the infrastructure needed to dismantle such equipment safely.…

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SCOTTISH SCIENTISTS CREATE AUTOMATED TASTE TESTER, WHICH COULD IDENTIFY COUNTERFEIT SCOTCH



Researchers have developed an artificial ‘tongue’ capable of tasting differences between whisky brands, which they hope will help tackle the market for counterfeit alcohol. Engineers and chemists from the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde in Scotland created a set of optical ‘tastebuds’ using sub-microscopic slices of gold and aluminium, arranged in a checkerboard pattern.…

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND UP – EU-MERCOSUR TRADE DEAL SHOULD PROMOTE FOOD, DRINK SALES



THE TRADE in food and drink between the European Union (EU) and the Mercosur bloc of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay is likely to intensify under a new trade deal between the two regional groupings. The agreement, which now needs ratification, will phase out Mercosur duties on 93% of EU exported food and drink product types, including those on wine (27%); spirits (20% to 35%); soft drinks (20-35%); chocolate (20%); biscuits (16 to 18%); canned peaches (55%).…

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UK FINANCIAL TRANSACTION REGULATORS ORDERS BIG BANKS TO FIGHT AUTHORISED PUSH PAYMENT SCAMS



The UK’s six major banking groups have been set a deadline of next March 31, (2020) to fully implement new ‘Confirmation of Payee’ rules, to reduce the threat of fraudulent activity. The country’s Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has issued a ‘specific direction’ to the banks – Lloyds, Barclays, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland (which includes the NatWest bank), Santander and Nationwide – says PSR
The PSR believes the rules will protect customers from authorised push payment (APP) scams where people are tricked into sending money to the wrong account by ensuring such payments cannot be authorised.…

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INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIALS HELP OIL AND GAS SECTOR CLEAN UP - AND SMARTEN UP - PROTECTIVE CLOTHING



As an industry much maligned for its heavy carbon footprint, the oil and gas sector is increasing its use of sustainable materials and manufacturing methods making textiles used for its protective clothing. This segment has also been focusing on improving the comfort and aesthetics of this apparel.…

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HIGH DEMAND FOR TRAINED AML PROFESSIONALS IS KEEPING PAY LEVELS HEALTHY



 

WITH anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) controls becoming ever more comprehensive, strategic and widespread, the demand for trained AML/CFT professionals is growing. Salaries are increasing, as a result. This good compensation reflects the fact that AML work is becoming increasingly demanding because of regulatory requirements, said Michael Harris, director, financial crime compliance, at LexisNexis Risk Solutions.…

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EU ROUND UP – EUROPEAN COMMISSION RELEASES NEW ANTI-FRAUD STRATEGY



FACED with continuing high levels of fraud attacking European Union (EU) institutions, the European Commission has released its first update of its overall anti-fraud strategy since 2011. The need for a refresh is borne out by crime data: in 2017, EUR467.1 was lost to fraud affecting EU spending and revenue generating programmes.…

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