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Папуа - Новая Гвинея
16 марта, 22:45

This Map Shows the Most Extreme Comparison of Population Density We’ve Seen

More people live in the tiny red region than all of the blue areas combined. This map really shows the disparity in population density throughout the globe. The post This Map Shows the Most Extreme Comparison of Population Density We’ve Seen appeared first on Visual Capitalist.

16 марта, 17:24

Mining ETFs & Stocks Benefit Most from Fed Meeting

The impressive gains came on the heels of the Fed's less hawkish outlook than expected.

12 марта, 05:55

Cruise Ship Crash Hits One Of Indonesia's Most Spectacular Coral Reefs

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); A British cruise ship smashed into a coral reef off Indonesia believed to be one of the most biodiverse in the world, causing significant damage to almost a mile of the reef. The Caledonian Sky, which flies a Bahamian flag, ran aground on the reef in the western Indonesian archipelago of Raja Ampat on March 4, forcing the evacuation of 118 passengers and crew members, The National Post Reported. More damage was caused to the reef when a tugboat arrived to pull the ship away. “A tugboat from Sorong city was deployed to help refloat the cruise ship, which is something that shouldn’t have happened because it damaged the reef even worse,” Ricardo Tapilatu of the Research Center for Pacific Marine Resources at the University of Papua told the Mongabay environmental news site. “They should’ve waited for high tide.” The local tourism office Stay Raja Ampat asked on its Facebook page: “How can this happen? Anchor damage from ships like these is bad enough, but actually grounding a ship on a reef takes it to a whole new level.” The ship was largely undamaged and continued its cruise once it was pulled from the reef and passengers were reloaded. A local Indonesian evaluation team estimates it could cost as much as $2 million to repair the reef damage and to install more buoys to keep cruise ships away from the fragile structure. The reef is a popular dive site and part of a national park. A spokesman for cruise ship company Noble Caledonia called the accident “unfortunate.” The company is “firmly committed to protection of the environment — which is why it is imperative that the reasons for it are fully investigated, understood and any lessons learned incorporated in operating procedures,” he said.  The government has contacted the company about compensation, according to Tapilatu. The vessel set sail from Papua New Guinea Feb. 25 and is scheduled to arrive in Manila on March 14. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=58bcc2aae4b0fa65b844b550,58b52dd3e4b0a8a9b785ac0a,583c818be4b0c3968b76c53e -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

09 марта, 16:00

Welcome to Pleistocene Park

In Arctic Siberia, Russian scientists are trying to stave off catastrophic climate change—by resurrecting an Ice Age biome complete with lab-grown woolly mammoths.

08 марта, 01:49

International Women's Day 2017: protests, activism and a strike – live

Live global coverage of International Women’s Day 2017 as events take place around the world to mark the ongoing fight for equality‘We are international, we are everywhere’: women unite in global strikeWhat’s happening where you are? Let me know @Claire_PhippsHow are you marking International Women’s Day? Share your messages of support, experiences and photographs. 3.27am GMT A late entrant for most uncomfortable attempt to use IWD for unrelated political point-scoring comes from the US House Ways and Means committee, where representatives are debating the proposed changes to healthcare provisions.Missouri’s Republican congressman, Jason Smith, is concerned that women are – under Obamacare – paying tax on their visits to tanning salons. Why is nobody talking about this on International Women’s Day, he wanted to know. (I’m not sure he genuinely wanted to know, but he did say it.)GOP rep goes on long riff on how tanning tax hurts women. "Today is International Women's Day. It's interesting no one is bringing it up." pic.twitter.com/FdOGOo18OmTanning beds,@RepJasonSmith? Really? Your biggest concern for women's health is paying too much for tanning? How about real healthcare? pic.twitter.com/1Di6Kdgl7u 3.12am GMT Ahead of International Women’s Day, we asked readers to share stories about the battles you’ve won.You can read them all here, and here is just one example of the responses we received: Related: Fighting for equality and against catcalling – the battles women have won Continue reading...

07 марта, 14:05

Russia makes annual payment of $78 mln to UN budget

Russia has made its annual payment to the UN budget, the country’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations said in a statement. "On March 6, 2017 the Russian Federation transferred the amount of 77 888 309 U.S. dollars to the United Nations account as payment of Russia’s assessed contribution to United Nations regular budget," the statement reads. The United Nations budget for the 2016-2017 biennium is $5.4 billion, each country’s contribution is calculated based on its 10-year GDP rate, per capita income and foreign debt. The United States remains the main contributor with a share of 22 percent while Russia contributes around 2.5 percent. According to the United Nations’ official website, more than 50 countries have already made their payments for 2017. China has contributed the largest amount of nearly $200 million while Djibouti, the Marshall Islands and the Solomon Islands have each contributed only $25,000. If a country does not make the necessary contributions to the UN budged for two years, then its right to vote in the United Nations General Assembly is suspended. In February, Venezuela, Libya, Sudan as well as Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Cabo Verde temporarily lost their General Assembly votes for failing to pay their dues. Source: TASS Read more: Russia to finance UN-led hurricane relief programs in Cuba

06 марта, 17:00

The Most Attractive Cities to Move to for Work

Cat Yu for HBR Despite the current political headwinds blowing against globalization, companies continue to recruit talent from around the world and talented people continue to want overseas work experience. For firms, it’s become imperative to look beyond geographic borders to attract and retain top talent. This is partly due to the fact that 77% of CEOs report being concerned about the availability of key skills, according to PwC. Seventy-seven percent also agree or strongly agree that they move talent to where they need it. Marshall Goldsmith, who has coached CEOs at dozens of global Fortune 500 companies, told me that the talent game is becoming geographically borderless. “What companies want is a leadership base that at least somewhat parallels their customer base. So you don’t have a group of leaders that doesn’t have anything in common with their customers.” Related Video Getting to Yes Across Cultures What to know before your next negotiation, based on research by Erin Meyer. Save Share See More Videos > See More Videos > For individuals, younger workers see a flatter world and prioritize international experiences and mobility for career development. According to a PwC report on Millennials, 71% desire to work abroad at some point in their career. Those who don’t may be limiting their options, says Goldsmith. “Mobility, that’s just part of life today [for employees]. They need to be more flexible and open to moving around today. If you lack geographic mobility, it’s a career detriment.” The upside is that  those who embrace this reality can enjoy a new measure of flexibility. “Many people have a lot more choice about where they live than they used to.” So where do these ex-pat workers want to live, and why do they want to live there? AIRINC, a global research company which currently works with over half of the Fortune 100 on international talent and pay strategies, created an index that helps answer these questions. Using data from its in-house survey team, which continually researches the financial and lifestyle conditions of more than 400 cities around the world, AIRINC identified the most (and least) attractive places for today’s workforce. MethodologyThe Global Cities 150 Index is based on data collected by AIRINC’s in-house survey team, which continuously researches the costs and living conditions of more than 400 cities around the world to evaluate international mobility for its clients. AIRINC visits cities on every continent except Antarctica, ranging from remote locations like Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea and Blantyre, Malawi to major global business centers like Hong Kong and Zurich. These cities were selected to meet AIRINC’s global and multinational company customer base, who move their employees around the world to support business needs. Cities that made the final ranking of 150 include those in Europe, the Middle East/Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, and North America. The index combines financial and lifestyle measures, ranging from local salary levels, tax rates, living costs, and living conditions to assess how appealing each location is to live in. For the lifestyle factors specifically, AIRINC researches and evaluates each city on over 60 hardship components, classified into 11 categories that represent physical threat and safety (e.g. violence, crime, medical), discomfort (e.g. climate, isolation, freedom) and inconvenience (e.g. availability of housing, recreation, goods and services, and education facilities). For the financial metrics, AIRINC maintains their own international salary data base that captures location-specific salary levels for professional talent. Their internal tax team researches the applicable national and local taxes, social security payments, and family allowances to develop representative tax models. And the cost of living considers both the relative cost of goods and services and the differences in living patterns between the home and host locations. AIRINC’s survey team prices a basket of more than 350 goods and services to accurately represent the cost of living in each location. Prices collected include those for housing, utilities, transportation, food, drink, recreation, clothing, domestic help, household supplies, communications, home furnishings, personal care, and medical. The financial metrics are aggregated to calculate the net purchasing power of a typical salary in each city, and then converted to a common currency to allow comparison among cities. The lifestyle metrics are weighted and grouped by category to result in a score out of 100 that allows objective assessment of the living conditions among cities. The two sets of metrics are then combined to reflect the importance of each, with financial metrics given slightly more weight (60%), resulting in an overall city attractiveness score. AIRINC breaks down its data in three main ways. First is the financial ranking — salary, tax, and cost-of-living data are aggregated to calculate the net purchasing power of a typical salary in each city, and then converted to a common currency to allow comparison between locations. Each city is assigned a score based upon the net purchasing power, and this score is used to determine the financial ranking of the cities. Similarly, the lifestyle ranking takes into account living conditions and social benefits, including physical threat and safety (e.g. violence, crime, medical), discomfort (e.g. climate, geographic isolation, cultural or psychological isolation) and inconvenience (e.g. availability of housing, recreation, goods and services, and education facilities).  These metrics are combined and weighted to result in a score that allows a comparison of the living conditions between cities.   To determine the overall ranking, the financial and lifestyle metrics were combined and weighted — with the financial factors getting a slightly heavier weighting — resulting in an overall score that allows easy city-to-city comparisons. In terms of the weighting, AIRINC found that a 50:50 split didn’t allow for cities with higher financial rankings to rise significantly in the list. A 60:40 ratio offered the best compromise, taking into account the ability of sufficient financial benefits of a location to overcome some lifestyle deficits. Put another way: greater financial freedom in a location could help ex-pats work around some lifestyle restrictions by offering more recreation, more travel, bigger and safer housing in better neighborhoods, and so on.     While it is not surprising that cities like Zurich (#1 rank overall) and New York (#6) make top 10 overall list, the index helps to illustrate tradeoffs between lifestyle and financial factors, and within each category. To illustrate this, let’s delve a bit deeper into several cities that both did and didn’t make the top 10. Melbourne (#16), for example, is often recognized as one of the world’s most livable cities, given its pleasant climate, vibrant mix of ethnicities and cultures, work-life balance, and varied lifestyle options. This has attracted large numbers of immigrants and out-of-state Australians, making Melbourne the country’s fastest-growing major city. It is home to a diverse range of industries and has become an important business center in the Asia-Pacific region. However, it is an expensive place to live. For example, the one-person per diem for three meals in restaurants is $80USD in Melbourne, which is 16% higher than the amount in San Francisco. In addition, workers in Australia pay a high tax burden (not unlike those in Denmark). While ranked in the top 10 for lifestyle, financial factors knock Melbourne out of the overall top 10. Manama, Bahrain (#51) has the opposite problem of Melbourne: It is ranked #1 for financial metrics but suffers overall due to a lower rating on lifestyle factors. However, even with lower salaries and medium taxes, Calgary (#9) ranks high overall due to low costs and good lifestyle. In this case, it seems like salary is not everything; it is what the income represents (purchasing power) that is vital. San Francisco made the top 10 in large part due to tech companies’ high salaries. But the tech industry growth has also contributed to very high housing costs and stresses on lifestyle due to urban displacement, widening income inequality and declining ethnic diversity. And what can we learn from the lifestyle and financial rankings in particular? Clearly, smaller European cities dominate the former ranking. This is likely because major cities have high housing costs, and European countries tend to offer more generous social benefits such as government-sponsored health care, maternity/paternity leave, and education, which were important factors in how the lifestyle score was calculated. The top 10 financial ranking shows greater global diversity than the top 10 overall and lifestyle lists, however.  All of these locations offer high salaries, and many of them also have either low taxes or lower cost-of-living (or both). For example, Georgetown, Cayman Islands (#36), Macau (#40) and some cities in the Middle East have no or very low personal income tax. Manama, Bahrain (#68) boasts the top financial ranking because it offers high salaries, no personal income taxes, and a lower cost of living. At the same time, an offshore location like the Cayman Islands has a lower lifestyle ranking due to island-related restrictions (e.g. limited access to and high cost of imported goods, lack of recreation options, and cost and logistical challenges to visit and be visited by non-resident family and friends). Even tropical paradises are imperfect. Going forward, the biggest question seems to be when Asian and emerging market cities will crack the overall top 10 (Singapore ranks #14), though it’s entirely likely. For one, according to AIRINC CEO Steve Brink, top Chinese executives, who not long ago earned one tenth of what their Western counterparts did, now get paid as much and in some cases more. Additionally, longitudinal data from AIRINC indicates an increase in expat talent moving to Asian and emerging locations relative to Western, developed cities. As these trends continue (including geopolitical developments like Brexit and Trump administration policies), the balance of attractive global cities may continue to shift. Editor’s note: Every ranking or index is just one way to analyze and compare companies or places, based on a specific methodology and data set. At HBR, we believe that a well-designed index can provide useful insights, even though by definition it is a snapshot of a bigger picture. We always urge you to read the methodology carefully.

06 марта, 03:13

Papua New Guinea hit by 6.5 earthquake, no tsunami expected

Papua New Guinea was shaken by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on Monday but no destructive tsunami was expected, officials said.

05 марта, 07:57

Россия увела из-под носа США проект постройки уникального космодрома

Как известно, чем ближе космодром находится к экватору, тем дешевле обходится запуск. Ведущие мировые державы внимательно следят за перспективными районами размещения новых космодромов. «Роскосмос» ранее участвовал в проекте «Морской старт», который обанкротился из-за недобросовестности других участников. После его закрытия госкоропорация стала искать площадку для строительства другого космодрома рядом с экватором.

04 марта, 06:27

Землетрясение зафиксировано в Папуа - Новой Гвинее

Землетрясение магнитудой 6,1 произошло в акватории Соломонова моря примерно в 43 км к югу от южной оконечности острова Бугенвиль (Папуа - Новая Гвинея), сообщает в субботу Алтае-Саянский филиал Единой Геофизической службы РАН.

02 марта, 07:13

Scores of detained asylum seekers take Australian cash and return home

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Dozens of asylum seekers held in a detention center in Papua New Guinea have elected to accept cash from Australia to return to their home countries, officials and refugees said, the largest exodus from the South Pacific camp in four years. Australia has ratcheted up efforts to clear the Manus Island detention center of people who have twice had their refugee claims rejected, amid fears a deal for the United States to take refugees has fallen through.

02 марта, 00:24

The Rise of Refugee Offshoring

Trump tries out an idea that’s been gaining ground globally.

26 февраля, 14:10

Шесть стран из-за долгов лишились права голоса на Генассамблее ООН

Венесуэла, Ливия, Судан и еще три страны лишились права голоса на Генеральной Ассамблее из-за задолженности по взносам в бюджет ООН. Об этом сообщил в пятницу журналистам официальный представитель генерального секретаря всемирной организации Стефан Дюжаррик. "В Уставе ООН есть статьи на тот случай, когда государства-члены не могут выплатить (взносы). Страны, о которых сейчас идет речь, это Кабо-Верде, Ливия, Папуа - Новая Гвинея, Судан, Вануату и Венесуэла", - сказал он.

24 февраля, 11:36

ООН отобрала у стран-должников право голоса

Организация объединенных наций временно лишает шесть стран права голосования на Генеральной Ассамблее ООН за неуплату членских взносов. Об этом говорится в сообщении ООН, распространенном в четверг, 24 февраля, передает DW. Сообщается, что главным должником является Венесуэла, которой вернут право голоса после уплаты 24 миллиона долларов...

23 февраля, 16:00

Exxon Deal with InterOil Completed

InterOil February 22 announced completion of its previously announced transaction with ExxonMobil Corporation, after Supreme Court of Yukon has granted a final order approving the deal-- which will provide new gas fields in Papua New Guinea to Exxon which operates an LNG export venture there. Under...

21 февраля, 20:17

Antelope-7 sidetrack in Papua New Guinea fails to intersect reservoir

Total E&P PNG Ltd., operator of petroleum retention license 15 (PRL15) in Papua New Guinea, has reported that the Antelope-7 sidetrack appraisal well has reached 2,383 m measured depth below rotary table (MDRT) without evidence of intersecting the Antelope reservoir.

21 февраля, 19:10

Supreme Court of Yukon Approves Exxon-InterOil Transaction

The Supreme Court of Yukon has granted a final order approving ExxonMobil's takeover of InterOil. The deal paves the way for the US major to run a bigger gas production and LNG export operation in Papua New Guinea. The arrangement was approved by more than 91% of the shares voted at a special meeting...

26 июля 2016, 18:04

Джимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Папуа-Новая Гвинея. Народности горока и хули

Джимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Намибия. Народность ХимбаДжимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Кения. Народность СамбуруДжимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Танзания. Народность МасаиДжимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Эфиопия. Народность КараДжимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Эфиопия. Народность МурсиДжимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Эфиопия. Народность ДасанечДжимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Эфиопия. Народности Банна и АрбореДжимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Монголия. Казахи Баян-Улгийского регионаДжимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Россия. ЧукчиДжимми Нельсон. Проект «Пока они не исчезли». Россия. Ненцы

04 января 2013, 11:53

"РусАл" начинает крупный проект в Гвинее

"РусАл" и Гвинея согласовали условия разработки крупнейшего в мире бокситового месторождения "Диан-Диан". Разработка месторождения разделена на четыре этапа. "РусАл" получил месторождение бокситов в Гвинее Первый этап рассчитан до конца 2015 г. и предполагает строительство рудника мощностью 3 млн тонн бокситов в год. Кроме того, к этому сроку "РусАл" разработает ТЭО проекта по увеличению добычи бокситов до 9 млн тонн в год, а также ТЭО строительства глиноземного завода мощностью 1,2 млн тонн глинозема в год, сообщает "РусАл". Второй этап освоения месторождения завершится до конца 2019 г., добыча бокситов достигнет к этому времени 6 млн тонн в год. Третий этап, который "РусАл" также намерен завершить к концу 2019 г., предполагает строительство завода мощностью 1,2 млн тонн глинозема в год с соответствующим увеличением добычи бокситов на руднике. Соглашение предполагает возможность осуществления четвертого этапа, но это по усмотрению "РусАла", в зависимости от экономической ситуации в мире и потребностей компании. Четвертый этап предполагает расширение мощности глиноземного завода до 2,4 млн тонн в год и увеличение добычи бокситов до 12 млн тонн в год. "Подписание данного документа является важным шагом в развитии и укреплении взаимоотношений "РусАла" и руководства Гвинеи, свидетельствующим о растущем уровне доверия и взаимопонимания сторон. Условия работы, о которых мы договорились, выработаны с учетом интересов обеих сторон и отражают наш взгляд на перспективы мирового рынка алюминия. Я уверен, что обоюдовыгодный характер нашего сотрудничества будет способствовать улучшению инвестиционного климата в Республике Гвинея и укреплению конкурентоспособности "РусАла" как лидера мировой алюминиевой отрасли и одного из крупнейших инвесторов в эту африканскую страну", - отметил первый заместитель генерального директора "РусАла" Владислав Соловьев.