Newsweek International 8/27/2021

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the archives

2003 “In seconds, North America had suffered the worst blackout in its history. In about nine seconds, 61,800 megawatts were lost, and as many as 50 million people were abruptly left without power,” Newsweek reported. The most widespread blackout in the Northeast U.S., it affected eight states and parts of Canada. This past June, amid another grueling heat wave, about 40,000 blackouts struck the West, raising new concerns about the nation’s strained power grid. Recent outages across the country have prompted new legislation in many states regarding utility oversight and usage. 1974 Her “gap-toothed, all-American good looks epitomize the thoroughly capable, canny, contemporary woman of the ’70s,” Newsweek said of model Lauren Hutton. The modeling industry continues to help define beauty standards; Sports Illustrated featured its most diverse body types in the 2021…

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troops fight on in the mideast

JUST OVER SIX MONTHS INTO HIS TENURE, President Joe Biden has overseen the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and pulled back the Pentagon’s mission in Iraq amid domestic and regional pressure. But in Syria, the U.S. military remains with no discernable exit plan. “Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria are three completely separate issues and should not be conflated,” a senior Biden administration official tells Newsweek. “On Syria, we do not anticipate any changes right now to the mission or the footprint.” That’s because the administration says the strategy is working as is. “We are supporting Syrian Democratic Forces in their fight against ISIS,” the official adds. “That has been quite successful, and that’s something that we’ll continue.” The Syrian Democratic Forces are one of several factions in Syria’s decade-long civil war. The largely…

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spain europe’s economic success story takes center stage

Like so many others in Europe and around the globe, Spain was dramatically impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. World Bank data shows that GDP contracted by nearly 11% last year as one of the country’s most important industries, tourism, ground to a halt. Services comprise roughly two-thirds of Spain’s GDP, and waves of successive lockdowns sent the country into a spiral. But its recovery has been remarkable, outperforming the expectations of even the most optimistic analysts. According to the Ministry of Economy, GDP growth is forecast to rebound by an astounding 17.5 percentage points this year to hit 6.5%, and climb even higher in 2022, reaching 7% – one of the highest rates in Europe. The country had regained nine of out 10 jobs lost due to the pandemic as of…

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grupo eulen serving the world, delivering value

The service sector is at the heart of this strong economic rebound. In an April 2021 note, ratings agency Fitch noted that the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) for Spain surged to a 20-month high of 106.0 that month, driven partly by a “significant improvement in sentiment for the services sector”. Business services in particular have become a key component of the economy, and will continue to expand as GDP bounces back. Grupo Eulen has been a trail-blazer in providing outsourced business services in Spain since it was founded six decades ago by visionary entrepreneur David Alvarez Diez. The international company looks set for another strong wave of growth as the global economy reopens, while continuing its founder’s principles of hard work, honesty, and a forward-looking and ethical approach to business. The…

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proeduca - a global leader in online education

Eighteen months of rolling lockdowns and restrictions have changed work and study routines, making online learning an increasingly popular option. Spain’s e-learning market had already been growing in leaps and bounds. Proeduca, the market leader, expects to close the fiscal year 2021 with revenues of $241 million, an increase of more than 20 percent in one year, which consolidates the trend of sustained growth over the last few years. Founded in 2007, Proeduca is Spain’s leading digital higher education institution, offering more than 240 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD levels. Since the launch of its flagship institution, the International University of La Rioja (UNIR), in 2009, the group has consistently outperformed all others. Miguel Arrufat, CEO of Proeduca, explained that it has attained its recent successes with a pioneering strategy focused…

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puig - barcelona’s family-owned beauty and fashion leader pursues ambitious goals

It’s good news for the beauty industry, where Spain is already a leader both in Europe and globally. Spain is the world’s second-largest exporter of perfumes, and Europe’s fifth-largest market for perfumes and cosmetics. Its perfume and cosmetics sector recorded five years of uninterrupted growth in the lead-up to 2020, with the cosmetics sector alone forecast to expand by an average of 7% annually until 2023 to reach €710.5 billion in value. Leading domestic beauty company Puig expects record-breaking growth. Founded in 1914, Puig is among the world’s top beauty and fashion conglomerates, relying on three generations of entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, passion for innovation, and tenacity to keep the business at the forefront of the global industry. Active in more than 150 countries through 26 subsidiaries, Puig creates unique and highly…