Day: September 22, 2020

U.S. and European Oil Giants Go Different Ways on Climate Change

HOUSTON — As oil prices plunge and concerns about climate change grow, BP, Royal Dutch Shell and other European energy companies are selling off oil fields, planning a sharp reduction in emissions and investing billions in renewable energy.

The American oil giants Chevron and Exxon Mobil are going in a far different direction. They are doubling down on oil and natural gas and investing what amounts to pocket change in innovative climate-oriented efforts like small nuclear power plants and devices that suck carbon out of the air.

The disparity reflects the vast differences in how Europe and the United States are approaching climate change, a global threat that many scientists say is increasing the frequency and severity of disasters like wildfires and hurricanes. European leaders have made tackling climate change a top priority while President Trump has called it a “hoax” and has dismantled environmental regulations to encourage the exploitation

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Tech Data wins Best Finance & Lifecycle



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As technology and software has become ever more innovative and advanced, the cost of purchase has increased too. Businesses within the industry need to be able to offer end users products and services in a way that is affordable and sustainable.

The need for finance options and lifecycle services has never been more obvious and our award recognises excellence in the field.

Our entrants were asked to submit entries based on the following criteria:

  •  Overall excellence in delivery of service to a partner 
  • Partnership / client relations- testimonials 
  • Innovation in marketing, education and training
  • Adaptability to changing market conditions
  • Any initiatives to improve sustainability and reduce environmental impact?
  • A clear strategy for UK growth

Our 2020 finalists are:

Brightstar

Brightstar’s record for innovation was once again in evidence and a real highlight of its entry. The company detailed the launch of new services, expansion into

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Secured vs. Unsecured Personal Loans

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If you’ve ever taken out a loan — a student loan, a mortgage, or a car note, for example — you have either put up an asset as collateral, or you have not.    

That’s because every type of debt falls into one of two buckets: secured or unsecured. To help you figure out what’s best for your financial situation, we asked experts to weigh in on the most common questions surrounding secured and unsecured loans.

Secured vs. Unsecured Loans

A secured loan requires you to put up an asset as collateral in exchange for the loan. 

For example, auto loans, taken out to pay for a

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