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Uganda opens first investment window for tourism businesses to protect biodiversity and boost economy

Uganda yesterday launched the first investment window to seek to harness the financial muscle of the world’s leading hotel and lodge operators to raise vital funds to support and protect Uganda’s wildlife. The offering, which is being facilitated by the conservation charity Space for Giants and its partner the African Wildlife Foundationunder the Giants Club initiative, involves some of the most important wildernesses in the county. Uganda has Africa’s fastest growing elephant population but, with urgent development needs and limited budgets, the country lacks adequate financial resources to fully support its conservation requirements….

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Fitness first: These Swedish companies have made exercising in the office mandatory

Workers spending their lunch break at the gym may be commonplace in most Western countries, but in Sweden some employers are pushing the idea even further, making on-the-job exercise compulsory. Every Friday, employees of fashion and sportswear retailer Bjorn Borg leave their desks at the company’s Stockholm headquarters to get their weekly workout at a nearby gym. There is no getting out of it: for more than two years the company founded by the Swedish tennis legend has made on-the-job exercise mandatory at the initiative of chief executive Henrik Bunge,…

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Asus ZenFone 5z and ZenFone 5 (2018) First Impressions

HIGHLIGHTS Asus ZenFone 5z is a flagship smartphone with Snapdragon 845 SoC ZenFone 5 (2018) is a mid-range smartphone with an iPhone X-like notch Both smartphones feature metallic body, and dual rear cameras Asus has taken the wraps off its new ZenFone 5 smartphone range at MWC 2018, with devices that appeal to buyers at multiple price points. Right at the top of the lineup is the brand new ZenFone 5z, which has top-end hardware befitting a 2018 flagship, plus a notched screen that’s sure to be highly controversial. Then there’s also…

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ZTE Axon M Dual Screen Smartphone First Impressions

When both displays are open, ZTE Axon M has a large square-shaped display HIGHLIGHTS ZTE Axon M has two 5.2-inch displays and only one camera When the display is folded, the secondary display becomes inactive The dual-display design can be useful for multitasking If you’re bored with your standard candybar smartphone and miss the days when phones came in all shapes and sizes, the new ZTE Axon M might appeal to you. It’s basically a clamshell smartphone, but instead of a keyboard, ZTE Axon M has a second screen that…

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Nokia 8110 (2018) First Impressions

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 8110 (2018) has little in common with the original model It will come in black and yellow colours The phone runs on Smart Feature OS Last year at MWC, HMD Global launched the newly resurrected Nokia on a global scale, and made it memorable by unveiling the new Nokia 3310 (2017). This was a brilliantly calculated move; delighting and amusing Nokia fans, playing on nostalgia, and bringing something much more interesting than a line of formulaic Androidslabs to the market. It wasn’t a game-changing phone by any means, but it led to an incredible outpouring…

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JPMorgan Chase Admits Cryptocurrency Is a ‘Risk’ to its Business for the First Time

Despite JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon having called Bitcoin a “fraud,” the big bank is now taking cryptocurrency very seriously—acknowledging the blockchain-based technology as a veritable threat to its future. In JPMorgan Chase’s annual report, released Tuesday afternoon, the bank counted cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum as “risk factors” to its business for the first time, recognizing the digital currencies as new forms of competition that could, quite literally, give the bank a run for its money. “Both financial institutions and their non-banking competitors face the risk that payment processing and other services…

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