Taiwan Vs. Japan: Why Two Allies Are Fighting And What Next

You don’t expect Japan and Taiwan to have a serious fight. The two Asian democracies have gotten along well since World War II, with both aligned with the United States on geopolitics. Each must resist China yet carefully engage the same. Not to mention the copious flows of tourists from […]

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How Can Japan Settle The Fukushima Daiichi Tritium Issue? Drink It.

Water tanks crowding the Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant site. Source: Getty. Here’s the problem in a nutshell—or rather a thimbleful—facing the Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. There are over 1,100 large steel tanks brimming with filtered water—except for a low […]

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$16 Million Golf Course Conservation Deduction Disallowed On Fine Points

Whenever there is a case about taxpayers taking a huge charitable contribution for promising to leave their golf course a golf course, the first thing that always pops into my head is Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn’s poem: “The golf links lie so near the mill/That almost every day/The laboring children can […]

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Venezuela On The Brink Of Collapse Hikes Minimum Wage By 30%

Minimum wage advocates here in the US have a long way to go before they match Venezuela President’s “generosity” to the working class. On Saturday, President Nicolas Maduro announced a 30 percent hike in the minimum wage. That’s the 12th increase since Mr. Maduro became President. Once, Joseph Stalin was burning villages […]

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Bookmakers Shed Crocodile Tears As Leicester City Edge Closer To Premier League Title

As the season progresses and Leicester maintained its form and failed to wilt as almost everyone expected the odds dropped dramatically and by January 2016, 12-1 was on offer. The gambling industry in the UK has gone to great lengths to publicize how much money they stand to lose and that alone should raise suspicion.

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Hats Off: Finding a Royal Ascot Hat at Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London

I recently found an ideal place to source the perfect hat for Royal Ascot. It’s not any designer’s private atlierbut at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel London in the heart of Knightsbridge. And you can do all this while enjoying an elaborate afternoon tea in The Rosebery Lounge. Since it was founded […]

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Are You Ready For The Next Big Innovation In Workplace Productivity?

In “Why Is Productivity So Weak? Three Theories” from TheNew York Times on April 28th, the author’s “depressing scenario” suggests that innovations in technology (such as a computer on every desk) and management techniques(such as outsourcing noncore functions) have been fully implemented across corporate America and will produceno additionalproductivity improvements. […]

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Climate Change Litigation – The Children Win In Court

In a surprise ruling on Friday from the bench in the climate case brought by 21 children against the State of Washington’s Department of Ecology, WA State King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill ordered the Department of Ecology to promulgate a carbon emissions reduction rule by the end of 2016 and make recommendations to the state legislature on science-based greenhouse gas reductions in the 2017 legislative session. Judge Hill also ordered the Department of Ecology to consult with the young plaintiffs in advance of that recommendation.

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Protecting Pensions From Climate Risk – And The World From A ‘Sub-Clime’ Crisis ?

Acting on climate change risk in the name of responsible investment has gone way beyond being an ‘ethical’ stance. Being in the market for both return and reputation involves hedging portfolio risk. However, globally “nearly half of the world’s biggest asset owners are doing nothing at all to mitigate climate […]

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Bollywood Box Office: Tiger Shroff And Shraddha Kapoor A Hot Item in ‘Baaghi’

VideoIndian Bollywood actors Tiger Shroff (L) and Shraddha Kapoor attend a promotional event for Hindi film ‘Baaghi’ in Mumbai on April 22, 2016. (Photo credit -AFP/Getty Images) The romantic pairing of Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor in director Sabbir Khan’s Baaghi proved irresistible to cinemagoers in India, the U.A.E. and Pakistan […]

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