In Saudi Arabia, a car forum on the recent lifting of the ban on driving for women has been completed. Crown Prince Khalid bin Sultan al Faisal said that this step will create about 50 thousand jobs in the country. Economists estimate that due to the decision of the authorities, by 2030, women will bring the Kingdom's economy about $90 billion However, experts believe that substantial improvement of financial indicators the state will require more profound changes. The abolition of the ban on driving for women in Saudi Arabia in a year will create more than 50 thousand additional jobs.
This was stated by the crown Prince of the Kingdom Khalid bin Sultan al-Faisal during the automotive forum, You Take the Lead. According to him, this step will increase the share of women in the labor market from the current 22 to 30%.
The British company ULEMCo presented a modified car Volvo FH16, the engine of which works exclusively by burning hydrogen gas. With almost zero harmful emissions, a truck with an engine capacity of 300 HP can drive at one gas station almost 300 km. H2Stations.org informs that there are already 15 hydrogen filling stations in the UK and new ones are appearing in continental Europe. More than 20 stations operate in the USA. In most vehicles, hydrogen plants are used as electric fuel cells, and only a small number can be considered as hydrogen-powered vehicles.
According to the development team, the hydrogen version for a zero-emission truck is very profitable, because the hydrogen tank takes up little space compared to the batteries that are equipped with electric vehicles like Tesla Semi. Saving space in turn makes it possible to take more cargo. This year, the ULEMCo truck will be presented in the UK as a model-demonstrator of the new technology, to interest other automakers.
Jeff Bezos became the richest man in history. The founder and CEO of Amazon online retailer Jeff Bezos became the richest man in modern history.
Now as Bezos is estimated at $151 billion, the second in the list is Microsoft founder Bill Gates, whose capital at $46 billion less. Bezos managed to break the Gates record set in 1999. Then his fortune was estimated at $100 billion, adjusted for inflation is equivalent to today's $149 billion.
Thus, Jeff Bezos became the richest man since 1982, when the rating of the richest people Forbes was first published, the Agency emphasizes. It is noted that Bill Gates, too, could have crossed the $150 billion mark, but for this he needs to donate less to charity. According to the Agency, since 1996, he has donated almost 700 million shares of Microsoft and $2.9 billion in cash and other assets. The third in the index is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Berkshire Hathaway holding Warren Buffett ($83 billion), the fourth – the founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg ($82.8 billion).
German consumers voted on the Internet for the best tomatoes and their producers.
Approximately 31,500 Germans voted in the national online competition for the best agricultural products, choosing from 172 items divided into 32 categories.
The best German tomato was ... tomato cherry from the Dutch manufacturer Royal Pride. This production company supplies its product in a network of German supermarkets, including Netto. Dutch tomatoes, which are sold under the Markttag Premium brand in Germany, were evaluated by the effectiveness of the advertising campaign and the price-quality ratio.
In Holland, Royal Pride is one of the most important players in the field of premium greenhouse tomatoes, growing crops on an area of about 52 hectares. In production, much attention is paid to energy-saving and environmentally friendly technologies.
This season, German farmers will be able to use satellite images to determine the most appropriate time to harvest corn for silage.
A new system called "SAT TS Monitoring" — development of the company KWS. The technology uses satellite images to determine the dry matter content of plants. The best indicator is 30-35%, because of non-compliance with this condition, you can lose up to a tenth of the crop.
"If you harvest corn with a dry matter content of less than 30%, it is likely to be too little starch. If the figure is more than 35%, there may be large storage losses, " says project Manager Fabian Beke. In the first trial was attended by 90 farmers from different States of Germany. Users of the system received individual recommendations for each of their fields and learned the right time of harvesting corn.