Walking or running in nature with a therapist is helping people heal

Walking or running in nature with a therapist is helping people heal

Outdoor therapy can help people to become reflective and their body language while moving gives clues to their feelings Covid has transformed the way many of us work and that includes the people who look after our mental health. For much of lockdown, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists and psychiatrists have all …

Small cao movers: Live Company rebuilding confidence brick by brick

Small cao movers: Live Company rebuilding confidence brick by brick

Monday’s easing of lockdown restrictions in England was the first of many steps that should enable events organisers to get back to something approaching normality.  One such company is Live Company Group PLC (LON:LVCG), which saw its shares soar 60% this week as its operational update revealed light at the …

Cryptos to watch: What are Ripple and XRP and what do they do?

Cryptos to watch: What are Ripple and XRP and what do they do?

While most of the news headlines around crypto tend to focus on the original cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, however, the sector is also home to a plethora of other digital tokens, each operating on their own networks and offering different benefits and capabilities. One of these is Ripple and its related cryptocurrency, …

Proactive weekly mining round-up: BHP Group, Thor Mining, Tharisa….

Proactive weekly mining round-up: BHP Group, Thor Mining, Tharisa….

Samarco Mineraço SA, an iron ore company jointly owned by mining majors BHP Group PLC (LON:BHP)(ASX:BHP) and Vale (NYSE:VALE) has filed for judicial reorganisation with the Commercial Courts of Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The filing is a last-resort response to multiple legal actions filed by certain Samarco financial creditors …

Proactive oil & gas weekly highlights: United Oil & Gas, 88 Energy, Genel, Touchstone Exploration, A

Proactive oil & gas weekly highlights: United Oil & Gas, 88 Energy, Genel, Touchstone Exploration, A

United Oil & Gas PLC (LON:UOG) unveiled a significant upgrade to its independently assessed oil and gas reserves at the Abu Sennan concession, onshore Egypt. According to a report by consultant Gaffney, Cline & Associates, the concession’s proved and probable (2P) reserves rose by 24% to 16.8mln barrels, from 13.5mln …

‘We love foie gras’: French outrage at UK plan to ban imports of ‘cruel’ delicacy

‘We love foie gras’: French outrage at UK plan to ban imports of ‘cruel’ delicacy

UK officials are exploring restrictions on product after minister described it as ‘unbearably barbaric’ The head of France’s foie gras producers’ association has said she is “shocked and outraged” that the British government is considering banning imports of the product. And she has invited MPs to visit French farms producing …

Rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide continues unabated

Rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide continues unabated

Despite Covid-induced reductions in industrial activity last year, climate concerns remain Every day, above where this column appears in the newspaper, the latest daily atmospheric carbon dioxide readings are recorded in parts per million from the Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii. Week by week they keep rising and make for …

Townsville’s ‘road to Paris’ moment: the slow greening of an Adani stronghold

Townsville’s ‘road to Paris’ moment: the slow greening of an Adani stronghold

After years of a ‘coal-first’ mentality, the Queensland town is starting to see a future for itself as a green-energy powerhouse “Adani was about the here and now for the community,” says Townsville’s mayor, Jenny Hill, reflecting on a decade spent championing the thermal coal project as a way to …

The race for rare earth minerals: can Australia fuel the electric vehicle revolution?

The race for rare earth minerals: can Australia fuel the electric vehicle revolution?

China dominates supply of the elusive metals, which are vital to modern technology, but finding new sources is becoming a global priority There are an estimated 1.4bn cars on the world’s roads today. Around 78m new cars are sold every year. To head off the worst effects of climate change, …

FTSE 100 holds up; London set for exceptional weekend with restaurants fully booked

FTSE 100 holds up; London set for exceptional weekend with restaurants fully booked

FTSE 100 up 36 points London restaurants fully booked US stocks mixed 12.05pm: Gains made across Europe and in the US The FTSE 100 ended Friday up 36 points, 0.5%, at 7,020, while the FTSE 250 picked up 50 points, 0.2%, to 22,522. “US markets have seen a slight slowdown in …