Female Micro-Entrepreneurs and Social Networks: Diagnostic Analysis of the Influence of Social-Media Marketing Strategies on Brand Financial Performance

The business world is facing a very complicated situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Small- and medium-sized companies (SMEs)—both in Spain and at the global level—are seeing their survival jeopardized by a fall in revenues. This scenario is aggravated in the case of micro-SMEs headed by female entrepreneurs. Accordingly, micro-SMEs, particularly those led by female entrepreneurs, need to reinvent themselves to overcome the current adversities that could lead to the destruction of their businesses and hence their jobs. One of the ways to do this is to take advantage of digital transformation. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to…

Tversky and Kahneman’s Cognitive Illusions: Who Can Solve Them, and Why?

In the present paper we empirically investigate the psychometric properties of some of the most famous statistical and logical cognitive illusions from the “heuristics and biases” research program by Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, who nearly 50 years ago introduced fascinating brain teasers such as the famous Linda problem, the Wason card selection task, and so-called Bayesian reasoning problems (e.g., the mammography task). In the meantime, a great number of articles has been published that empirically examine single cognitive illusions, theoretically explaining people’s faulty thinking, or proposing and experimentally implementing measures to foster insight and to make these problems accessible…

Animal testing suspended at Spanish lab after ‘gratuitous cruelty’ footage

Madrid regional government says it has suspended all activity at Vivotecnia after inspection found ‘signs of animal mistreatment’Regional officials in Spain have temporarily halted all activity at an animal testing facility after the publication of undercover footage that appears to show animals being taunted, smacked, tossed around and cut into with no or inadequate anaesthesia.Since 2000, Madrid-based contract research organisation Vivotecnia has carried out experiments on animals ranging from monkeys to mini pigs and rabbits for the biopharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetic, tobacco and food industries. The facility has in the past secured funding from the EU and Spanish authorities for its……

Coronavirus live news: India sees record case rise, overtaking Brazil; Germany and Denmark push on with vaccine drives

Australia scraps Covid vaccination timeline; India becomes second-worst affected country worldwide after US Vaccination level in Germany reaches 15% of the population Denmark to give 100,000 shots in ‘the big vaccine day’ Morrison admits all Australians may not be vaccinated by end of year Ardern tells New Zealand border staff: get vaccine now or be redeployed UK coronavirus updates – live 12.12pm BST Eli Lilly and Company has announced it has terminated a supply agreement with the US government for its Covid-19 antibody drug and would now focus on selling it in combination with another therapy, Reuters reports. The pharmaceutical…

UK Covid live news: England faces cold weather as lockdown restrictions start to ease

Latest updates: Boris Johnson urges nation to ‘behave responsibly’ as pubs and restaurants open outdoor space and non-essential retail reopens Spring cold snap hits as England relaxes Covid lockdown restrictions Global coronavirus updates – live See all our coronavirus coverage 12.17pm BST Retail analysts Springboard said that up to 10am on Monday there had been a 339.7% increase in footfall in shopping centres across the UK, 232.8% in high streets and 58.2% at retail parks week on week. Modelling by government advisers in the UK has suggested Monday’s relaxation will not result in a surge of cases that would put…

Ruth Gardiner, 25, teaching assistant from Stroud

Ruth, who is also an education student, was arrested on 12th April 2019 at Waterloo Bridge during the 2019 April Rebellion. She pleaded guilty on 18th October at City of London Magistrates’ Court and received a six month conditional discharge and £105 court costs. “For those of us who work in education, our foremost responsibility is to safeguard and promote the welfare of our students. When I became aware of the governments lack of necessary action in response to the climate emergency, the same tone of responsibility led me to become involved in direct action. The actions of Extinction Rebellion…

The world wastes roughly a sixth of the food produced each year

Each year, the world wastes about one-sixth of the food available to consumers. That’s the finding of a new United Nations report. It crunched numbers for 2019, the most recent year for which data are available. The report now estimates global food losses at about 931 million metric tons (1.03 billion U.S. tons). That’s an average of 121 kilograms (267 pounds) for each man, woman and child on Earth. What isn’t eaten also wastes all of the resources used to make that food, notes Martina Otto. Based near Paris, France, she works for the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP). Those resources…

Scientists Say: Placebo

Placebo (noun, “Plah-SEE-bo”) A placebo is a substance or procedure that is supposed to have no medical effect. Placebos are often used in clinical trials to help scientists figure out if a new medicine or treatment works. Some people in the trial are given the new drug — say, a new pill to kill pain. Others are given a placebo — a pill that has no medicine in it. The volunteers will not know which pill they took. Scientists can then compare results from people who received the new painkiller to those who got the placebo. That can show them…

Kate Moore, 53, grief counsellor from Llandeilo

Kate was arrested with her daughter Sibi on 25th April 2019 outside Goldman Sachs during the 2019 April Rebellion. She pleaded guilty on 4th October 2019 to a Section 14 offence and Obstruction of the Highway at City of London Magistrates’ Court and received a six month conditional discharge and £70 court costs. She was arrested again in July 2019 for aggravated trespass during an action outside Barclays Bank in Llanelli. Kate talking about daughter Sibi: “When I was giving birth to her I was giving birth to a young person who was likely to be an eco warrior, and…

Sibi Moore, 23, nursery teacher from Dartmoor

Sibi was arrested with her mum Kate on 25th April 2019 outside Goldman Sachs during the 2019 April Rebellion. She pleaded guilty to a Section 14 offence and Obstruction of the Highway on 4th October 2019 at City of London Magistrates’ Court and received a six month conditional discharge and £70 court costs. Sibi talking about her mum Kate: “I felt really proud when we were together, because I feel a lot of people still haven’t got to the point of understanding about the emergency we’re in. A lot of people are afraid to act and I know we were…

Jay Griffiths, 54, writer from mid-Wales

Jay was arrested at Oxford Circus during the 2019 April Rebellion under Section 14 of the Public Order Act. She was tried on 28th January 2020 at City of London Magistrates’ Court and received a nine conditional discharge and £220 court costs. In his concluding remarks, Judge Noble told Jay and her co-defendants: “You have to succeed. It is with a really heavy heart that I have to convict you. This is going to be my last Extinction Rebellion trial for a little while. I think they only allow us to do so many of these before our sympathies start…

Native communities confront painful choice: move away, or succumb to rising waters?

Throughout Indian Country, where cultures are tied to land and water, plans to relocate are under way as the climate crisis worsensAt any moment, on any school day, the entire future of the Quileute Tribe is at risk.The Quileute tribal school is located within a stone’s throw from the Pacific Ocean, which has been a source of life for the Quileute people since the beginning of time. The Quileutes regularly harvest fish and shellfish off the coast of north-west Washington, and their ancestors hunted whales and traveled in ocean-going canoes from Alaska to California for trade. Continue reading… Source –…

Translate »