China has confirmed that it has detained two Canadian men in what appears to be retaliation for the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer.

The US Senate has passed a resolution stating Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Theresa May’s hopes of getting EU leaders to help her push her Brexit deal through parliament have been dealt a severe blow as she prepares to return home and face her party.

The UK’s big four auditors will next week face an unprecedented move to limit their market share and allow smaller rivals to gatecrash their self-confessed oligopoly as regulators shake up a sector rattled by a string of corporate collapses.

Mike Ashley has been rebuffed by Debenhams after he offered a £40m loan to bail out the struggling department store amid speculation it had “zero chance of survival”.

 

Brexit uncertainty has pushed a key measure of the housing market to a six-year low, according to surveyors.

Shares in Superdry have plunged by more than a third after it issued its second profit warning in less than two months – blaming mild weather for a potential £22m hit to its bottom line.

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While you’re shopping, step your way to clean energy

Like body fat, stored energy has a habit of being always in the wrong place, and hard to use it. Large populations tend to concentrate in energy-deprived areas like South Asia, while energy sources pile up in sparsely populated areas like Central Asia in the form of fossil fuels.

An average person consumes or burns about 2,000 calories a day, which is basically about or about 97.2 watts at any sec. We consume more calories when we’re active, and less when we sleep.

Since we produce energy ourselves, wouldn’t it be great if we could use that energy, for instance, to charge our smartphones? An iPhone charger is only about 5 watts.

At the Astana Expo in July 2017, I saw an interesting piece of technology that could convert each footstep to about 5 watts. So, if there are 1,000 people in a mall, and 10% of them are moving at any given time, we could produce 500 watts, enough to light up 100 LED bulbs. 

Should not every public place use this technology? Watch the above video to find out more.

-https://blogs.adb.org

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