As the world unites to fight and manage the challenges presented by the global Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic, a number of companies across the globe are doing their bit to protect staff, engage local community, educate customers and directly contribute to fight against the virus

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And in line with this BE brings you a small list of what some of the biggest brands are doing


Archaeologists have shown that Ecuador’s capital Quito has a history which extends back over 5,000 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. This is at least in part due to the city’s famous geography: at an altitude of 2,850 metres above sea level, defenders of the city were able to see enemies coming a few hours in advance. These days, it just means the views are spectacular.


Metro de Santo Domingo: Un transformador cumple 10 años

El Metro de Santo Domingo, el sistema de metro más extenso de la región de America Central, cumple 10 años en 2019. Durante este tiempo, el metro ha transportado más de 500 millones de pasajeros en la ciudad, y cada año muestra un crecimiento significativo. Vale destacar que, diez años después de su apertura, un boleto de metro cuesta lo mismo que el día en que se abrió: RD$ 20 (cuarenta centavos de dólar estadounidense).

 

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Fernando Ruiz


Mina Cobre Las Cruces: Leading Spain’s Mining Turnaround

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Fernando Ruiz


For the "Wysoka" wind farm in Poland, the Swedish wind farm developer OX2 has placed an order with the Nordex Group for the supply of eleven N149/5.X turbines. Additionally, the order includes a 30-year Premium Service for the turbines.

In the north-west of Poland, approximately 125 kilometres to the south-east of Koszalin will be the site of the 63 MW "Wysoka" wind farm. The N149/5.X turbines, mounted on tubular steel towers with 125-meter hub heights, will be provided by the Nordex Group


One of the many impacts of ongoing climate change has been an increase in flooding. As sea levels continue to rise, flooding events have become increasingly common in low-lying flood plains. In Guyana, where approximately 90% of the country’s population resides on the coastal plain, which is typically between 0.5 and 1 metre below average sea levels. Compounding matters, the country’s sea level rises have exceeded those of the global average for decades.


With a population of slightly over 2.5 million people, Namibia is one of Africa’s least populous countries. But that hasn’t limited the country’s ambition. Since gaining its independence 32 years ago, the country has managed to make a successful transition to democracy, dramatically improve the living standard of its citizens, and to diversify and internationalize its trade so that its top five trading partners include the likes of Switzerland, Italy, and China.


Flooding has become more common in recent decades around the world. This phenomenon has had a growing impact, as measured by infrastructure damage, loss of life, and loss of economic output. Flooding events frequently cause significant disruptions in economic and social life in the Caribbean subregion. The region already known for its storm season has more experience than most in dealing with the consequences of weather events.