12 Interesting Milestones Achieved in 2017
In the last week of December, we achieved a key financial milestone at Newman Stewart. In celebration we thought it would be a nice idea to recognise other notable events that happened in 2017.
January 20 – Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States
February 11 – North Korea prompts international condemnation by test firing a ballistic missile across the Sea of Japan
March 29 – The United Kingdom triggers article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, starting the Brexit Negotiations, the talks for the United Kingdom to Leave the European Union
March 30 – SpaceX conducts the world’s first re-flight of an orbital class rocket
May 12 – Computers around the world are hit by a large-scale ransomware cyberattack, which goes on to affect at least 150 countries
June 1 – Amidst wide criticism, the U.S. announces its decision to withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement in due time
July 10 – Syrian Civil War: Mosul is declared fully liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
August 17 – The first observation of a collision of two neutron stars is hailed as a breakthrough in multi-messenger astronomy when both gravitational and electromagnetic waves from the event are detected
September 6–10 – The Caribbean and United States are struck by Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 hurricane that is the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic basin outside the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. The storm causes at least 134 deaths and at least $63 billion (2017 USD) in damage
October 27 – Catalonia declares independence from Spain but the Catalan Republic is not recognised by the Spanish government or any other sovereign nation
November 2 – A new species of orangutan is discovered in Indonesia, becoming the third species of orangutan and the first great ape to be described for almost a century
November 15 – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is placed under house arrest, as the military take control of the country. He resigns six days later, after 37 years of rule
December 22 – Newman Stewart achieves a key financial milestone as part of its continued growth plans and is now looking forward to the next phase of growth.
Talent could be the key to helping you achieve your growth targets in 2018. Contact one of our specialist consultants now to talk about your recruitment needs for the coming year.