Vanguard internal dividend up most since 1997-adviser

BOSTON (Reuters) – Vanguard Group Inc raised a profit-sharing dividend for employees by 16.5 percent for 2017, the largest increase since 1997, an investment adviser who follows the largest mutual fund company said on Friday. Daniel Wiener, who also runs a newsletter for Vanguard investors, said via e-mail that payouts made under the Pennsylvania company’s […]

Half of life on Earth has vanished since we arrived on the scene

Half of life on Earth has vanished since we arrived on the scene

There’s a lot less life than there once wasCris Bouroncle / AFP / Getty Images The amount of living matter on Earth has fallen by half since the beginning of human civilisation. This is one of the staggering facts from the most comprehensive global census of the mass of living organisms yet done. “Many things […]

Malala returns to home town in Pakistan for first time since shooting

Malala returns to home town in Pakistan for first time since shooting

Media playback is unsupported on your device Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to her hometown in Pakistan for the first time since she was shot there by the Taliban. Ms Yousafzai, who now lives in the UK, was shot in the head for campaigning for female education in 2012. Her family’s home […]

Schools to mark 25 years since last Mr T. reference|Humor

Schools to mark 25 years since last Mr T. reference|Humor

Primary and Secondary schools in the UK will fall silent at 11:00 today in remembrance of the last confirmed mention of Mr T, the Department of Education has confirmed. Completely wasted on children currently in the education system, the 3 minutes of nostalgic reflection will be enforced by a loose affiliation of 40 year old […]