The number of new homes under construction in Switzerland rose to 75,600 units in the fourth quarter of 2012, up 12.5 percent from the same period a year earlie
The construction of new homes in Switzerland rose 71 percent since 2011. big cities such as Geneva and Basel are growing and new houses need to be built. The countries largest cities contiune to grow and there is an increase of construction.
Zimbabwe is attempting to revive their economy with the help of the paprika industry. Paprika is a major crop in Zimbabwe, but declined during the recession and land reforms. However, Zimbabweans are now trying to revamp their paprika production to put them back on the paprika map with other major paprika exporters like China, India and Peru, which may in turn boost their economy.
In this impoverished town in central Mexico, a sinister trade has taken root: Entire extended families exploit desperation and lure hundreds of unsuspecting young Mexican women to the United States to force them into prostitution.
Poor Mexico Barbie. She just wants to teach girls “about the culture, traditions and ancestral dress of Mexico,” according to her online description. Little did she know her two possessions, a passport and a Chihuahua, would stir up an argument over cultural diversity.
Why the Philippines will become great again Manila Standard Today While he did emphasize that geography shouldn't be used to determine and predict a nation's future, it sure can give us an understanding of the events that transpired in a nation's...
As China grapples with a steady rise in labor costs and a slump in consumer demand, Southeast Asian countries are scrambling to upgrade their infrastructure and sweeten investment policies to lure foreign firms. Companies from Japan, Taiwan, and the United States have been expanding in Southeast Asia over the past five years, giving the region what officials say is added economic clout as an alternative to China. “This is something like additional icing or a bonus for companies that are seeking
Toronto- and Frankfurt-listed Energizer Resources believes synergies between its Molo graphite project and the neighbouring Sakoa coalfield may be realised sooner than initially believed, and could potentially positively impact the Molo project’s...
The Port Of Cork is interested in making a new port. They will be developing a deeper cargo bay, as well as increasing port related jobs. They still need to develop quite a few things including a deep water container terminal.
ASEAN countries have stressed the need to maintain momentum on dialogue with China for the swift conclusion of a code conduct (CoC) on the South China Sea.ASEAN chair Brunei issued a statement yesterd...
Although most of the U.S has forgotten this conflict in the South China Sea in light of more pressing threats from North Korea, the conflict has still progressed and Brunei as the head of ASEAN is trying to reach an agement with several countries all of who which claim the island as theirs.
I forgot to mention in the earlier post that though this is old news it's importance is staggering. Wheat is Lithuania's main export along with pork to Russia. During Russia's ban on imported wheat during a heat wave it affected the pork industry as well, and even though Lithuanian farmers were struggling with the heat on their own farms and exports they still refused to sell to Libya not only because they were waiting for things to pick back up with Russia but becuase the grain that did survive the drought was still too good a quality of grain coveted by other EU countries.
The Zimbabwean beef industry is facing a major problem because it is now cheaper to buy imported chicken than Zimbabwean beef. The cattle farmers in Zimbabawe are already facing difficulties like disease and poor organization, but they still maintain a high standard for their products. However, Zimbabweans are not intrested because of their price, causing the beef industry to decline.
"Many of us have heard the stories of how our parents or grandparents had to walk miles in the snow to get to school. Perhaps some of these tales were a tad embellished, but we got the point. A lot of American kids have the luxury of being driven in a warm car or bus to a good school nearby. This is not the case for the children in this gallery.
The photos you are about to see are snapshots of the treacherous trips kids around the world take each day to get an education. Considering there are currently 61 million children worldwide who are not receiving an education—the majority of which are girls—these walks are seen as being well worth the risk.
In the above photo, students in Indonesia hold tight while crossing a collapsed bridge to get to school in Banten village on January 19, 2012.Flooding from the Ciberang river broke a pillar supporting the suspension bridge, which was built in 2001."
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