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Inflation triggers business delinquencies by 42% in the first quarter

L.A. GomezCommercial debt with late payment reached 73% of the total, reaching almost 350,000 million euros, according to the Cepyme indicatorThe high inflation is having a full impact on the accounts of Spanish companies, whose commercial debt with delayed payment is already close to 350,000 million euros in the first quarter, 42% more than in the same period of the previous year. Cepyme data published this Tuesday reveal that business delinquencies in Spain increased 3 points compared to the last quarter of 2021. The indicator, which measures the increase in invoices with payment delays and the extension of payment periods, indicates that the commercial debt with delays is already 73.3% of the total, reaching a volume of 348,992 million euros, a 42% more than in 2021. According to th...
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This is how they control their citizens, the Chinese Big Tech have had to hand over their algorithms to the Beijing Government

In China, freedom of expression is something that is better not to talk about. So much so that the country's executive has forced technology companies to hand over their algorithms to government controllers, and thus have greater control over them. Algorithms decide what users see and the order in which they see it, and are critical to driving the growth of social media platforms. For them, companies protect them very closely. In the United States, Meta and Alphabet have successfully argued that they are trade secrets, amid calls for further disclosure. In China, the Big Tech have not been so lucky.The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), which is in charge of these matters in the Mandarin country, has published a list with the descriptions of 30 algorithms, all...
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Vacuum, scrub and control it with your mobile: Xiaomi’s robot vacuum cleaner already costs less than 200 euros on Amazon

In this article, ComputerHoy could receive a commission for your purchases. More information. It is the best-selling robot vacuum cleaner on all of Amazon. It not only vacuums, it also scrubs and, like all Xiaomi products, connectivity is more than guaranteed. Amazon has the Xiaomi Robot Vacuum Mop 2S for sale for only 199 euros, a robot vacuum cleaner that tops the ranking of the best sellers in this e-commerce. Exceed 1,100 reviews and reach a average rating of 4.5 stars out of a maximum of 5. In addition to Xiaomi fans, it is a highly valued product for its price and features. For this robot vacuum, Amazon also offers a warranty extension 2 years (for 11.19 euros) or 1 year (for 5.59).Xiaomi Robot Vacuum Mop 2S on AmazonOffers smart Navigation System, capable of o...
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With monkeypox, profits are once again being put ahead of protecting life | Nick Dearden

Two weeks ago I queued for more than five hours outside a London hospital to receive a monkeypox vaccination. But I'm one of the lucky ones; thousands of people in at-risk groups haven't been so fortunate, and it's about to get worse. Britain, despite being one of the centers of the outbreak, expects to run out of vaccines in the next couple of weeks, with no further deliveries planned until late September. This matters because it's a race against time to prevent monkeypox becoming an endemic disease. At that point, we'll be stuck with it, and it will continue to circulate at low levels indefinitely, with regular danger of outbreaks and possibly new and more dangerous variants. Even in the optimistic scenario that it gets no more severe, lives will be lost. And while LGBTQ+ groups...
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When Megan Rapinoe met Ada Hegerberg: ‘Euro 2022? Everyone was late to the party’ | Football

It’s been three years since Olympique Lyonnais acquired a majority stake in Seattle-based NWSL club Reign FC, forging an international sisterhood between women’s clubs unlike any model in professional sports.The partnership has brought some of the world’s best known players into the same organizational stable, including Lyon’s Ada Hegerberg (who won the Ballon d’Or in 2018) and OL Reign’s Megan Rapinoe (who claimed the trophy in 2019). Ahead of their clubs’ joint US tour, Rapinoe and Hegerberg sat down for an exclusive conversation with the Guardian to discuss their teams’ unique sorority, their impressions of England’s epochal Euro 2022 triumph and their hopes for next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.What were your thoughts on Euro 2022 and how it seemed to penetrate Engl...
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China announces sanctions on “Taiwanese separatist fanatics”

Among those sanctioned are the vice president of the Taiwan Legislative Assembly, activists and other members of the Democratic Progressive Party The Taiwan Office of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party announced on Tuesday sanctions against those it described as "Taiwanese separatist fanatics," the official Xinhua news agency reported. Among those sanctioned are the vice president of the Legislative Assembly of Taiwan, Tsai Chi Chang, activists like Lin Fei-fan and other members of the Democratic Progressive Party (governing party on the island) such as Bi-khim Hsiao, Wan...
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Iran nuclear deal | Iran responds to EU proposal to save nuclear pact

Iran has responded to the proposal presented by the European Union (EU) to save the nuclear pactIranian media reported on Tuesday. "Iran has sent the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, his response," the Mehr news agency said. The semi-official media outlet said that in response Iran "expressed its opinion on the issues that remain to be resolved in the talks." “There are differences on three issuesY USA has shown flexibility in two of thembut they must be include...
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UK weather: Devon and Cornwall hit by heavy rain and flooding | UK weather

Flooding has hit parts of the country as official warnings for rain and thunderstorms remained in place for much of the UK with travel disruption expected.Heavy showers caused flooding in areas of Cornwall and Devon on Monday, which was under an amber-level Met Office warning at the time, while thunderstorms developed in east-coast counties including Essex, Suffolk and Lincolnshire.The National Flood Forum charity warned that the UK was still “reactive and not proactive” about flood risk even though flooding had become a “regular pattern” for the country.Speaking to Nick Ferrari on LBC, Heather Shepherd said: “Flooding has definitely increased and certainly the length of time that I've been working in flood risk, and we see it now as a regular pattern, don't we, every year. ”However, sh...
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Ted Baker agrees takeover by US Reebok owner | ted baker

Ted Baker has agreed to a cut-price £211m takeover by the US group that owns Reebok and a stake in David Beckham's clothing and merchandise empire.The board of the retailer, which has more than 500 shops and concessions around the world, has recommended shareholders approve the buyout by Authentic Brands Group (ABG). The 110p-a-share deal for the London-listed fashion brand, which has a market value of £167m, is far below the 160p-a-share ABG was contemplating in May as multiple potential suitors mulled bids.However, the value of the deal is 18% higher than the closing price of Ted Baker's shares – which are down 35% over the last year – on Monday.“The directors of Ted Baker consider the terms of the acquisition to be fair and reasonable,” the company said in a statement on Tuesday. “A...