MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images “Carmenère will be Chile’s flagship variety,” declared Rene Merino, the President of Wines of Chile in 2010. When I heard this, my jaw dropped and my eyes widened in disbelief. What?! This herbal, dark, tannic variety with as much bitterness as blackberry fruit would be promoted as the […]
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Greece faces its toughest austerity measures yet, with €5.4bn of budget cuts backed by the leftist government of Alexis Tsipras
In his tiny shop in downtown Athens, Kostis Nakos sits behind a wooden counter hunched over his German calculator. The 71-year-old might have retired had he been able to make ends meets but that is now simply impossible. “All day I’ve been sitting here doing the maths,” he sighs, surrounded by the undergarments and socks he has sold for the past four decades.
“My income tax has just gone up to 29%, my social security payments have gone up 20%, my pension has been cut by 50 euros; they are taxing coffee, fuel, the internet, tavernas, ferries, everything they can, and then there’s Enfia [the country’s much-loathed property levy]. Now that makes me mad. They said they would take that away!”
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A little biotech company off the beaten path in Evanston, Ill. struck gold last year. Naurex got acquired by Allergan for $560 million upfront, after releasing encouraging clinical trial results that suggested it had a potent new drug for depression that begins working within 24 hours. Now the same small team […]
After exiting the semi-final of the Champions League to Atletico Madrid last Tuesday, Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola bullied Bayern’s physiotherapists – nearly coming to blows with one individual – at their failings surrounding the match fitness of key players, like Arjen Robben. On Saturday, Guardiola led Bayern Munich to their […]