2018.12.06

News Headlines - 06 December 2018

In Lebanon, billboards declare 'We are all Carlos Ghosn'

Lebanese woke up to bright billboards of ousted Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn posted around Beirut on Thursday, in the latest show of support for the detained businessman of Lebanese origin.
The Brazil-born entrepreneur is feted in Lebanon as a model of international success, and many were shocked by his arrest in Japan last month over alleged financial misconduct.
"We are all Carlos Ghosn," the digital billboards declared, under a large mosaic portrait of the 64-year-old tycoon, who is currently held in a Japanese prison.

Toyota shakes up executive structure to fast-track promotions - Nikkei Asian Review

The company will create a rank of "senior professional/senior management," replacing previous titles such as managing officer, executive general manager and lower-tiered senior grade 1 and 2 managers. The new rank will number roughly 2,300, and will serve as a pool of candidates to fill key positions in the group, such as heads of internal-companies, plants and regions, giving Toyota the flexibility to promote from a wide variety of expertise.
Previously, these key roles were filled by a narrower pool of 80 leaders.

Luxembourg Times - Cannabis to be made legal for recreational use in Luxembourg

Cannabis will be made legal for recreational use in Luxembourg, it has been confirmed.
During a press conference held by the three coalition parties – Democratic Party (DP), Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party (LSAP) and The Greens (déi gréng) – political leaders said the drug will be legalised.

Woman gives birth using womb transplanted from dead donor | The Guardian

A woman in Brazil has successfully given birth after receiving a womb from a dead donor, the first time such a procedure has been successful.
While researchers in countries including Sweden and the US have previously succeeded in transplanting wombs from living donors into women who have gone on to give birth, experts said the latest development was a significant advance.

Europe's 'Most Expensive' Gold Christmas Tree Is Worth $2.6 Million | Kitco News

With winter holidays just around the corner, Christmas tree competition is heating up and Germany is taking the lead as it unveils its own solid-gold version worth $2.6 million.
Dubbed by its creators as “the most expensive” Christmas tree in Europe, the festive gold creation is made up of 2,018 solid gold one-ounce Vienna Philharmonic coins, topped by a massive 20-ounce coin, which is placed into a golden star.


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