Tuesday, 23rd October 2018
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This Month's Magazine
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Did you know that..?

A collection of useless but interesting extracts from different newspapers topics for after dinner conversation in Andalucia

How many more can we feed? UN projections suggest that the current global population of 7.6 billion will rise to 8.6 billion in 2030 and 9.8 billion by 2050. Furthermore, the expanding middle classes of countries such as China are increasingly opting for the sort of high meat diets that were once the preserve of the West. The UN expects global meat consumption to rise by 70% between 2010 and 2030, three times faster than the rate of population growth. Daily Mail

Where are the stock markets heading? Global stock market indexes ended 2017 at a record high after a year of continued loose monetary policy and high corporate profits. In America, the S&P500 was up 20% on the year, Germany’s Dax 13%, and the French market up 10%. In the UK, stocks rose 7% – the more modest uptick reflecting concerns over Brexit, and weak growth in GDP and wages. The Observer

Poll of the week. 53% of 18- to 24-yearolds say they send thank you letters for the Christmas presents they receive – a higher proportion than any other age group. Only 42% of over-55s, and 40% of 45- to 54-yearolds, send them. The Telegraph

Donald Trump, a dangerous mind? With 2018 barely under way, Donald Trump has already bragged about his big nuclear button, threatened to withdraw aid to both Pakistan and the Palestinian Authority, and bizarrely - even by gold-plated Trumpian standards - taken credit for US air safety. Trump has also set off a firestorm of questions about his mental state, with The Atlantic magazine yesterday calling for a formal system to evaluate the president and “reassure concerned citizens that the ‘leader of the free world’ is not cognitively impaired”. BBC


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The kindest city on earth. Liverpool, the city of my birth, has been described as the “world’s kindest city”, after hundreds of people left stranded by a devastating car park fire on New Year’s Eve were offered accommodation and lifts home by local residents. The fire swept through the seven-storey car park next to the Echo Arena,
destroying 1,300 vehicles. Many drivers had to abandon their cars and run for their lives. The Observer.

YOUR BUSINESS TIP THIS MONTH Many managers worry about how to retain top talent without breaking the bank. The good news is that even with the most sought
after top talent, research shows non-monetary rewards can be more appealing than high salaries. Here are three things you can provide that often rank equal to or higher than compensation:

Be flexible. Offer employees flexible arrangements, such as remote work options, staggered hours, or condensed workweeks.

Focus on recognition. The best people want to feel appreciated for their hard work. Whether in a private email or a public venue, acknowledge your peoples' good work.

Develop a culture that values results, not just face time. Set the example: Take time out during the day to go to the gym or see your child perform in a play, and ewncourage employees to do the same.

The kindest city on earth. Liverpool, the city of my birth, has been described as the “world’s kindest city”, after hundreds of people left stranded by a devastating car park fire on New Year’s Eve were offered accommodation and lifts home by local residents. The fire swept through the seven-storey car park next to the Echo Arena,
destroying 1,300 vehicles. Many drivers had to abandon their cars and run for their lives. The Observer.



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