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Russia and Energy Security Are Urgent Issues at Davos

Russia and Energy Security Are Urgent Issues at Davos

The war in Ukraine will undoubtedly dominate the upcoming World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, and Daniel Yergin, the energy historian, is among those whose insights are likely to be sought by that gathering’s global elite. An expert and respected commentator on the energy markets and geopolitics, as well as an entrepreneur and business …

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Robert J. Vlasic Dies at 96;  Made a Fortune by Making Pickles Funny

Robert J. Vlasic Dies at 96; Made a Fortune by Making Pickles Funny

Robert J. Vlasic, who by combining a keen sense for business with an even keener sense of humor turned his family business into the nation’s largest purveyor of pickles, gherkins, sauerkraut and a host of other briny condiments, died on May 8 at his home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He was 96. His son Bill, …

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At Davos, a Referendum on the World Economic Forum

At Davos, a Referendum on the World Economic Forum

The small ski town of Davos, high in the Swiss Alps, has a heightened security measure in place during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, when armed guards perch on hotel rooftops while world leaders and business executives sip champagne below. Yet today, everything that Davos stands for – globalization, liberalism, free market …

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Regretful West Ham must make the right signings to improve |  West Ham United

Regretful West Ham must make the right signings to improve | West Ham United

West Ham would have spent the past week in Seville had everything gone to plan. Instead they were thinking about what might have been when the Europa League final took place without them at the Sánchez-Pizjuán on Wednesday, the regret gnawing away at them as Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers slogged it out for 120 minutes …

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For Elite?  Yes.  Ostentatious?  Yes.  But Also Effective.

For Elite? Yes. Ostentatious? Yes. But Also Effective.

Ana Lopes, a Portuguese-Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist, was visiting the World Economic Forum in 2015 Davos when something unexpected happened. “I was actually there with my husband,” she said of Don Tapscott, the noted Canadian author, businessman and blockchain pioneer who was the official guest. “But spouses are given access to almost all of the …

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The final countdown to the World Cup in Qatar is still full of uncertainty | World Cup 2022

With six months until Senegal take on the Netherlands at the Al Thumama Stadium in the opening game, uncertainty hangs over the World Cup in Qatar. It extends beyond fears over human rights to practical concerns: how many fans will attend the tournament? And what kind of experience will they have there? The first question …

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Lancashire v Essex, Yorkshire v Warwickshire and more: county cricket – live! | County Championship

At the gate, one of the stewards, Steve, offered humbug or eclair. You don’t get that kind of service everywhere. On the pitch, Lancashire are standing in an earnest circle listening to Glenn Chapple; Essex is playing football. Friday’s round-up The Blast games at Old Trafford on June 1 will be the first known double-header …

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