• New approach needed to address malnutrition, obesity 16 Dec 2019 09:46 FILE PHOTO: Families are sharing one meal a day in Uganda Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation –WHO is calling for a new approach to deal with rapidly changing food systems, which have driven low and middle-income countries …
  • Rigid mortgage loan regulations roil real estate market 16 Dec 2019 09:36 In a surprise move on Monday, the South Korean government announced unprecedented real estate regulations to offset previous ones that have failed to curb rising housing prices. But as the newly introduced measures largely focus on loan restrictions, …
  • Rigid mortgage loan regulations trigger market backlash 16 Dec 2019 07:35 In a surprise move on Monday, the South Korean government announced unprecedented real estate regulations to offset previous ones that have failed to curb rising housing prices. The latest measures include a ban on mortgage loans for apartments priced 1.5 …
  • Robin Junger: B.C.’s new UNDRIP act — more questions than answers 16 Dec 2019 05:40 Cheryl Casimer speaks to the media after Premier John Horgan announced Indigenous human rights will be recognized in B.C. with new legislation. CHAD HIPOLITO / THE CANADIAN PRESS On Nov. 26, B.C. enacted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous …
  • More Than One in Three Low- and Middle-Income Countries Face Both Extremes of Malnutrition: Twin Presence of Obesity and Undernutrition Reflects Shifts in Food Systems 16 Dec 2019 05:34  EMBARGOED: NOT FOR PUBLICATION, BROADCAST, OR TRANSMISSION BEFORE 23.30 GMT SUNDAY 15 DECEMBER/ 00.30 CET MONDAY 16 DECEMBER 2019   Please find below the link to the audio file from today's embargoed WHO Virtual Press Conference on the Lancet …
  • TB deaths high due to late treatment TB claims about 1,500 to 2,000 lives annually in M'sia, with an average of six deaths every day. Bernama 2019-12-16 10:50:16+08:00 6 16 Dec 2019 05:31 Tuberculosis (TB) claims about 1,500 to 2,000 lives annually in Malaysia, with an average of six deaths occurring every day. Head of TB/Leprosy Sector at the Health Ministry's Disease Control Division Dr Mohamed Naim Abdul Kadir, who revealed these …
  • One third of poorer countries face both undernutrition and obesity: WHO report 16 Dec 2019 05:15 A new report, published in the British medical science publication The Lancet on Monday, suggests that, globally, almost 2.3 billion children and adults are overweight, and more than 150 million children are stunted, and warns that undernutrition and …
  • Deep divides 16 Dec 2019 03:16 PARTY. Policy. Leader. The UK election has raised interesting questions about what drives voters. Is it political parties, to which many have a long-standing allegiance? Is it policies and the nitty-gritty of manifestos? Or does it all come down to the …
  • KT for Good: Teens need you to pay attention 16 Dec 2019 02:51 Overwhelmed with all the As, the hearts and likes they 'have' to get, today's youth are struggling. They need help, but find themselves scrambling blindly for support. Our latest #KTForGood campaign seeks to put a face on teenage stress and …
  • Howard Awarded $4M to Further STEM Education 16 Dec 2019 02:39 By AFRO Staff Howard University recently received a $4 million award from the Hopper-Dean Foundation with an eye toward reducing disparities in STEM fields. The Bison STEM Scholars Program (BSSP) will provide 10 computer science or computer engineering …
  • Restrictions of Keke Napep, most difficult decision -FCT minister 16 Dec 2019 02:01 Home | News | General | Restrictions of Keke Napep, most difficult decision -FCT minister Muhammad Musa Bello The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello said that the restriction placed on commercial tricycle operators to certain parts of the city was one of …
  • Feds prescribe $9m cash injection to counter 5G phobias 16 Dec 2019 01:56 The federal government has gone on the offensive against a growing anti-5G movement in some communities, freeing-up a cash splash of $9 million over four years to get back on the community relations front foot with “additional scientific research and …
  • Technological "fixes" aren't making us happier 16 Dec 2019 01:36 Let’s get this out of the way immediately: Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not causing farmers in India to kill themselves. No data supports that conclusion, and anyway suicide is far too complex of a social act to be reduced to any singular …
  • Universal health coverage a strategic priority 15 Dec 2019 23:18 Universal Health Coverage Day is celebrated every year to remind ourselves of the need to ensure that anyone, anywhere can make use of the health services they need at any time required, at an affordable rate. Health coverage includes not only emergency …
  • Commentary: Why Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad should set a timeline for handover 15 Dec 2019 22:41 KUALA LUMPUR: The issue of political succession in Malaysia has been a hot topic for months, with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad pledging to hand over to Anwar Ibrahim, while being coy over the timeline. Mahathir says setting an exact timeframe will make …
  • Affordable housing announcement in Virginia addresses eviction rates and supportive housing 15 Dec 2019 21:12 Governor Ralph Northam announced Friday that his proposed budget will include $92 million in new funding to address housing affordability, eviction rates, and supportive housing throughout the Commonwealth. “Access to safe, stable and affordable housing is …
  • All I want for Christmas is Democracy 15 Dec 2019 21:06 As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on articles of impeachment, and as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell openly colludes with Trump’s lawyers to fix the upcoming Senate trial, it’s more obvious than ever that Donald Trump is just a …
  • FCT Minister gives real reason for restricting Keke Napep in Abuja 15 Dec 2019 19:28 The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has said that the restriction placed on commercial tricycle operators to certain parts of the city was one of the most difficult decisions that the FCT administration had to make. Mr Anthony Ogunleye, Chief Press …
  • From ancient Athens to the town hall: Can a new wave of deliberative democracy save the world? 15 Dec 2019 17:33 As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on articles of impeachment, and as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell openly colludes with Trump’s lawyers to fix the upcoming Senate trial, it’s more obvious than ever that Donald Trump is just a …
  • PTI govt has removed Pak-Saudi Arabia misunderstanding: FM 15 Dec 2019 16:01 by Staff Report , (Last Updated 36 mins ago) ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said the incumbent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has removed all misunderstandings between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and that there has been no …
  • Duterte administration gets $200 million financing for BBB program 15 Dec 2019 15:30 MANILA, Philippines - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $200 million loan to help the Philippine government prepare and implement major infrastructure projects under its flagship "Build, Build, Build" (BBB) development program. The …
  • Letter: River Falls must build truly inclusive community 15 Dec 2019 15:30 I was raised in River Falls and I am now raising my family here. I am incredibly grateful and thankful that I have the opportunity to raise my children in a safe community with ample opportunities. However, as a community member and social worker, I have …
  • 'It's hardly in the spirit of Christmas to shoot Rudolph': Anger over reindeer hunting in Norway  15 Dec 2019 14:46 'It's hardly in the spirit of Christmas to shoot Rudolph': Anger as wealthy trophy hunters pay to shoot wild reindeer in Norway Hendry, Ramsay and Waters, based in Fife, offer wild reindeer hunting in Norway Grisly pictures in their brochure …
  • How to get the most out of the final months of life 15 Dec 2019 12:51 Sign Up for Our free email newsletters We are all going to die — and most of us will be able to see death coming, months or even years before it happens. That foreknowledge means we should embrace the end of life as a distinct life stage, just like …
  • India not pushing anyone into Bangladesh: Foreign minister 15 Dec 2019 10:54 Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today said India is not pushing anybody into Bangladesh but some people are coming with the help of middlemen with an impression that one can have free food here. He said the government will send them back if anybody …
  • More free-float stocks needed to reduce volatility: NSE CEO 15 Dec 2019 07:27 Mumbai: More ‘Free-Float’ stocks are needed to improve market depth as well as enhance liquidity in the Indian equity indices, opined a top official of the National Stock Exchange. In market parlance, free-float stock levels indicate the overall public …
  • Stamford eyes longterm goal: new school in the South End 15 Dec 2019 05:30 STAMFORD — If Stamford’s ambitious plan to have developers build several new schools for the city moves forward, the school district could realize a long-held ambition: adding a school to the South End, where population growth is high but public schools …
  • UC sued over use of SAT, ACT scores in its admissions process 15 Dec 2019 02:29 High school students, admissions equity organizations and a Los Angeles school district filed two lawsuits against the University of California on Tuesday, claiming that the use of standardized testing in undergraduate admissions is discriminatory. The …
  • McLemore family makes emotional plea as father’s killer gets life sentence 15 Dec 2019 01:36 The Columbus teenager who killed a Phenix City grandfather while alluding police in June 2017 was sentenced to life in prison in Russell County Circuit Court on Friday. Dezhaun Dumas led police on a 20-minute chase through Columbus and Phenix City before …
  • AbdulRazaq reiterates commitment to Kwara’s socio-economic growth 15 Dec 2019 01:33 Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has reiterated his administration’s commitment to the socioeconomic growth of the state in a peaceful environment. The governor made this known on Saturday at Ojoku, Oyun local government of the state, during the 10th …
  • Decade in review: Idle No More catches fire 15 Dec 2019 01:32 Everywhere you look across the country – and globally – Indigenous peoples are leading change in their communities. Idle No More changed everything. Of all the events that have defined the last decade, the rise of the historic Idle No More movement would …
  • LIBERIA: Dukuly Expresses Disappointment In Weah’s Administration, But – Calls On Organizers of December 30 Protest To Dialogue 15 Dec 2019 01:31 A former senatorial candidate in the most recent Montserrado County by-elections, Mohammed Dukuly has expressed serious disappointment in President George Weah’s administration over what he calls ‘massive sufferings’ of the Liberian people. Speaking to …
  • The big debate: ‘The only response is humility and utterly frank reflection’ 14 Dec 2019 23:50 Michael Chessum Former member of the Momentum steering committee Michael Chessum. In the coming days, two Labour tribes will put forward two simple narratives about the election. One will argue that Labour’s mistake was to offer a second referendum. The …
  • Primer for the poor Filipino reader - BusinessMirror 14 Dec 2019 23:12 Read this paragraph: One of the most severe effects of poverty in the ________is that poor children enter school with this readiness gap, and it grows as they get older. Children feel alienated from society; suffer insecurities because of their …
  • Kwara committed to inclusive growth, education development — AbdulRazaq 14 Dec 2019 22:07 Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said his administration is committed to engendering inclusive socioeconomic growth in an environment of peace and respect for all stakeholders, especially traditional institutions. “The drive for collective …
  • Extremes of malnutrition in low- & middle-income countries 14 Dec 2019 21:49 A new approach is needed to help reduce undernutrition and obesity at the same time, as the issues become increasingly connected due to rapid changes in countries’ food systems. The new approach is especially important in low- and middle-income countries, …
  • In the wake of the bushfires: stricken residents face grim job of rebuilding 14 Dec 2019 20:06 One month after a bushfire burned the home they built from scratch in the northern New South Wales town of Nymboida, Stu Mackay is sifting through the rubble to find cast-iron tools. The tools are heirlooms, and the Mackays will need them to rebuild. …
  • Stoneleigh-Burnham School Undertakes Inclusive Tuition Initiative 14 Dec 2019 17:27 In the US, education has historically been a powerful equalizer with the potential to boost a person’s career-long earning potential as well as that of their children. But with the highest income disparity reported by the US Census Bureau in its 50-year …
  • Reflections On Cold War And Africa’s Human Progress By Phumlani Majozi 14 Dec 2019 17:18   In contrast to 30 years ago, the world is a better place in consideration of almost all the metrics of human development including economic growth, healthcare, access to education, and human right. This rate of progress is unprecedented in human history. …
  • Essential Arts: The most unforgettable cultural events of 2019 and art as protest 14 Dec 2019 15:06 It’s year-in-review season! I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with what was good and what was not in 2019. Parsing the year What a doozy! Times classical music critic Mark Swed notes that the story of the decade has been the “ …
  • Happily never after: In Gaza, marriage becomes an impossible dream 14 Dec 2019 14:48 Hussein Qandeel has a simple dream: to earn a decent living, get married and start a family. But in the Gaza Strip, the 39-year-old's aspirations are a luxury. Caught between recurring bouts of violence and constantly deteriorating economic and social …
  • Know Your Madisonian: Senior Center manager helps older adults 'age successfully' 14 Dec 2019 12:31 Madison Senior Center manager Sally Jo Spaeni, visiting with a guest in the center's dining room, is dedicated to educating older adults on how to age well. STEVE APPS, STATE JOURNAL Barely a teenager, Sally Jo Spaeni read a coming-of-age novel, “The …
  • In Bangkok’s Fragrant Street Food, City Planners See a Mess to Clean 14 Dec 2019 11:51 BANGKOK — The coconut wood pestle hits the mortar, and the chili fumes rise in a cough-inducing haze. The lime rind bruises. Salted crab releases its funk, along with bits of claw and carapace. Shreds of green papaya are tossed in, bathed in a blast of …
  • ETSU researchers to study effect of prenatal opioid exposure on infant development 14 Dec 2019 10:55 Dr. Alyson Chroust, a cognitive developmental psychologist and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, is leading this study, which is funded by a $10,000 grant from ETSU’s Research Development Committee. Chroust and her team are recruiting …
  • Sustainable Partnership, TY Danjuma, and 2030 Development Agenda 14 Dec 2019 07:10 Apart from the revelation by economists that globally, governments are ‘resource-and bandwidth-constrained’, our mind eye using available data also observes that Nigeria’s income has been on the increase since independence. As the income increases so do  …
  • Single-member families account for nearly 30 pct of S. Korean households 14 Dec 2019 06:46 The number of one-person families continued to rise last year, accounting for nearly 30 percent of all households in South Korea, amid the fast-spreading trend of people remaining single, government data showed Saturday.  Households consisting of a single …
  • Why ‘The Asian Advantage’ May Not Be an Advantage 14 Dec 2019 03:32 After a federal judge ruled in October that Harvard doesn’t illegally discriminate against Asian American applicants, I’m once again confronted with the meaning of being Asian American at Harvard, a prestigious institution, and more broadly, the meaning of …
  • Mental health stresses of climate change begin to show 14 Dec 2019 02:23 KINGSTON — Among the signs held by protesters at a climate strike in September was one that read, “I’m going to die from climate change!” It was held by a serious-looking teenager listening to the speakers on the stage talk about the grim future that …
  • Commentary: Climate activists are't just irking businesses. They're setting capitalism on fire 14 Dec 2019 02:15 SINGAPORE: In just a year, 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg has quickly become the poster child for her generation, a powerful community unwilling to compromise on ethics and fuelling a sense of urgency on climate change. At Singapore’s recent …
  • Be good ambassadors, Obaseki tells Nigerian Army applicants 14 Dec 2019 02:15 … as govt launches programme to tackle unemployment   Osun State Government has launched Public Workfare and Special Grant Transfer programmes under the Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO). It is aimed at providing immediate labour …
  • A Kind Soul! Duchess Meghan Sends Fan a Thank You Note 14 Dec 2019 01:47 Duchess Meghan Tim Rooke/Shutterstock Showing her appreciation! A royal devotee revealed that she scored the best gift of all ahead of the holiday season when Duchess Meghan responded to the fan’s letter of support. Stars Who Give Back Becca Anderson …
  • Give! 2019: Energy Resource Center 14 Dec 2019 00:38 Peak Education was created with a simple and compelling vision: to keep talent from being wasted. They serve nearly 300 students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds from seventh grade through the completion of their college education. COO Carlos Jimenez …
  • Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon's Little Fires Everywhere Finally Has a Premiere Date 13 Dec 2019 22:19 TV Guide Friday Dec 13, 2019 at 1:59 PM Get ready, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington stans: The actor-producers are back at it again with Little Fires Everywhere. Hulu announced on Friday that the series will premiere March 18 on Hulu. An adaptation …
  • Army suicide rates used to decrease in wartime, not so in 'endless' wars, study shows 13 Dec 2019 22:04 Suicide rates for U.S. soldiers on active duty rose in America's “endless” wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, reversing historical trends that go as far back as the Civil War, a study published Friday found. The study in JAMA Network Open also …
  • Funds for contraceptive implants scrapped; PopCom alarmed 13 Dec 2019 21:44 Senate President Vicente Sotto III’s “regrettable” move to scrap the P195-million budget meant for contraceptive implants would only worsen the problem of teenage pregnancy, the Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) warned on Friday. PopCom …
  • Fighting for survival: A veteran’s take on homelessness 13 Dec 2019 20:40 About a month ago, I was walking the streets of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood at night on my way home after a late evening of studying at Seattle University School of Law, where I am a first-year student. I noticed a man just off the sidewalk had …
  • Physician: Dr. Madelaine Tully 13 Dec 2019 20:22 2019 Health Care Heroes Award Winners Dr. Madelaine Tully Family practice physician, Progressive Community Health Centers A Milwaukee native, Dr. Madelaine Tully graduated with honors from Rufus King High School, earned her undergraduate degree from …
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Measure Flawed 13 Dec 2019 20:06 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) measure that calculates potentially preventable 30-day hospital readmissions of patients coming from inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) does not discern which facilities are performing well or …
  • Ethylidene Norbornene Uses, Market Price, Growth Factors, Key Players, Applications, Scope and Opportunity Analysis till 2024 13 Dec 2019 19:04 Dec 13, 2019 (AB Digital via COMTEX) -- Defination Ethylidene norbornene can be defined as an intermediate and a bicyclic monomer, which is generally manufactured from vinyl norbornene and is mainly used to manufacture ethylene propylene diene monomer …
  • Social Credit: Much More Than Your Traditional Financial Credit Score Data 13 Dec 2019 18:29 We are used to thinking only about our financial behaviors when trying to improve our credit scores. That’s probably because since the 1950s, FICO’s ranking formula has been an industry standard for consumer credit of all kinds. But in recent years we have …
  • Racism and mental health neglect magnify suffering in Canada's prison system 13 Dec 2019 17:36 Philosopher Michel Foucault once asked the following rhetorical question: "What is so astonishing about the fact that our prisons resemble our factories, schools, military bases, and hospitals -- all of which in turn resemble prisons?" People may …
  • Pantone declares 2020 will be blue 13 Dec 2019 16:25 Has anyone else been sad about this weather? How do you even get out of that sad funk? I'm needing all of the tips here, people. As much as I love winter, this season seems more difficult than most. It's cold out, the air hurts my face and my co- …
  • Government insured patients with breast cancer at increased risk of death 13 Dec 2019 15:21 A retrospective study of nearly 9800 women with breast cancer who participated in randomized clinical trials was presented today at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The study found that women with government insurance (Medicaid or Medicare) …
  • Senegal: In Senegal, the African Development Bank supports farmers to build food security 13 Dec 2019 14:28 Gnilane Faye stands proudly by her chicken coop with her son, Serigne Saliou Ba, beside her. Faye, a Senegalese farmer and a beneficiary of the Pasa Loumakaf food security project supported by the African Development Bank, shows off her accounting book and …
  • Study finds educated people more likely to help a stranger 13 Dec 2019 13:34 People from highly educated neighborhoods are more likely to help a stranger, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and Edith Cowan University. Study author Dr. Cyril Grueter, from UWA's School of Human Sciences, …
  • How Applying Labels and Other Tactics Keep AI Transparent 13 Dec 2019 13:07 Understanding how AI models and AI-based applications work, what they can and cannot do, and where there is potential for ethical issues is core to putting AI to work for your organization. Image: KTSDesign - stock.adobe.com Truth in labeling is a powerful …
  • Questions for Future Miss Universe Thailand 13 Dec 2019 09:34 It seems every Thai was talking about Miss Universe 2019 earlier this week (and I'm sure we'll be hearing about it for another week). Even though our Fahsai didn't win the title, she reached the top five and made us proud. What got people …
  • Questions for the Nigerian Left By Edwin Madunagu 13 Dec 2019 09:34 My most recent published article, “Recalling Tai Solarin’s prediction”, which appeared in the first week of this month, ended with a series of questions. I reproduce four of them that are most relevant to this sequel: “Why is it that despite the Nigerian …
  • Opinion | GOP fights to preserve white America | I 13 Dec 2019 07:57 In 1976, the white Christian demographic accounted for roughly 81% of the American population. Today, only 43% of America is white and Christian. These findings underscore the rapid diversification the country has experienced in the last half-century. But …
  • China Has the World's Best Merit-Based Education System 13 Dec 2019 07:52 Republished from China Rising CHINA HAS THE WORLD'S BEST MERIT-BASED EDUCATION SYSTEM PISA, OECD's Program for International Student Assessment has released their global results for 2018 (https://www.oecd.org/pisa). Started in 2000, …
  • Law firms sets out notable aspects of draft amendments to MPRDA 13 Dec 2019 07:43 Following Statistics South Africa's (StatsSA) announcement last week that South Africa's economy contracted by 0.6% during the third quarter, law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) this week questioned the impact of the proposed amendments to the  …
  • Christmas comes early for elementary students with visit from Stockdale High elves, Santa Claus 13 Dec 2019 07:16 There might be a few weeks left until Christmas, but Santa Claus and his merry elves landed early in Bakersfield because several boys and girls on the nice list caught their attention. For these children especially, any gifts they receive make the holiday …
  • World Health Systems 13 Dec 2019 06:33 Foreword xvii Preface xxi About the Book xxv About the Author xxvii Part I: Overview Chapter 1: Theoretical Foundations for the Establishment of World Health Systems 3 Section I. Theories of Economic Development 3 1. Classical Political Economics 4 2. …
  • Playing for myself, one flower card at a time 13 Dec 2019 05:20 There’s a 15-year old boy and he’s surrounded by family. That’s how this story starts, if this is actually a story. I was at my grandparents’ house when my grandma proposed we play a card game. My brother wanted to play Monopoly because he always won. I …
  • S&P upgrades sovereign rating outlook 13 Dec 2019 05:12 External factors the main risk S&P Global Ratings has upgraded its outlook on Thailand's sovereign credit rating to positive from stable, but it cautions that a return to political stability will not be enough to spur an economy beset by external …
  • East Cape student wins prestigious budget speech competition 13 Dec 2019 04:07 Caleb Qoyo of Komani wowed some of the best thinkers in SA when he won the annual Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition, claiming a prize of R150,000. Qoyo, 23, took first prize in the 47th round of the competition, where Nedbank and Old Mutual …
  • Intersectional solidarity 13 Dec 2019 04:07 Intersectional solidarity On Friday, December 1, two protest marches met in central London in what felt like a magical moment. A few thousand striking university lecturers had just reached the British Parliament at Westminster after marching from the …
  • Education and development 13 Dec 2019 04:06 Education and development “When I was ambivalent about choosing a career path on my very first day as a new entrant to high school, I remember one of my teachers saying that one ought to choose a career which is not strictly driven by economic factors. “ …
  • CPPA refuses power purchase from new renewable energy plants 13 Dec 2019 02:59 CPPA refuses power purchase from new renewable energy plants KARACHI: State-owned power purchasing agency has refused to procure electricity from new renewable energy plants as generation capacity has already turned into surplus, it emerged on Thursday. “ …
  • Greater Cincinnati gives future generations a leg up through dance 12 Dec 2019 22:53 The personal benefits of artistic expression have been well documented, and dance is no exception. The benefits of dance can positively affect areas ranging from mental health — studies have shown that regular dancing can reduce the cognitive decline that …
  • Private-sector investment a key driver of growth 12 Dec 2019 22:08 Ahead of the 2019 South African Investment Conference, JSE-listed and diversified mining company Exxaro hosted a media tour, which started at The conneXXion – its head office in Centurion, Gauteng. Exxaro CEO Mxolisi Mgojo – also the president of Minerals …
  • Additional renewable energy development zones proposed 12 Dec 2019 22:07 The second phase of the Strategic Environmental Assessment for wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy in South Africa proposes three additional renewable energy development zones for wind and solar PV energy projects. The renewable energy development …
  • Soil mites change dietary preferences if their habitat is transformed by human activity 12 Dec 2019 22:00 The transformation and degradation of natural landscapes due to human activities has been intensifying for several decades. This is especially true for forestland: its area decreases each year, especially in tropical regions. In Southeast Asia, tropical …
  • Tire CEOs Reaffirm Commitment to Research for Sustainability, Recognize Tire Industry Project Achievements 12 Dec 2019 21:05 Dec. 12 /CSRwire/ - CEOs of eleven leading tire manufacturers met to review progress and confirm the ongoing mandate of the leading global forum for tire manufacturers on sustainability issues.  Founded in 2005, the Tire Industry Project (TIP) is a …
  • Anxiety, The Cosmos, Death, Disorientation, Ethics: The Fun-Filled Trends Your Business Needs to Know About in 2020 12 Dec 2019 18:19 Sites of unrest build across the worldElijah O'Donnell-t8T_yUgCKSM-unsplash1. Tinder Box Planet It’s a visceral crackling. You’re either one of the people in the streets, or you’re watching for the sparks. There’s a palpable tension in the air and over …
  • Conscience Consumerism – Food for Thought from the Social Enterprise World Forum 12 Dec 2019 18:16 THE rise of social entrepreneurship is a topic that either excites you-or one you glance over because of a failure to understand its role and socioeconomic impact. Either way, we’re here to provide some insights based on our experience at the Social …
  • CPEC update 12 Dec 2019 16:41 The CPEC is there, while US proposals of aid aren’t The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the hope of the region for a better future with peace, development and economic growth. As the year 2019 ends, CPEC, the flagship of the Belt and Road …
  • ​Creating a sustainable future with technological innovation and skills development 12 Dec 2019 15:49 Corporate Social Responsibility has long been an “evolving” business practice. Today more corporates are realising the value of creating shared value to address social inequalities, and are investing in initiatives that will have socioeconomic and …
  • China Spray Drying Equipment Market Prospects, Trends, Size and Forecasts 2019-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com 12 Dec 2019 14:55 DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 12, 2019-- The "China Spray Drying Equipment Market: Prospects, Trends Analysis, Market Size and Forecasts up to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The country research report on …
  • On The Front Lines Of Education: Q&A with Marc Morial 12 Dec 2019 14:37 Washington, D.C. -- On Tuesday, December 10th, Susie Feliz of the National Urban League highlights ... [+] the role of per-pupil expenditures and transparency in increasing educational equity at the ESSA Turns 4 Summit hosted by the Collaborative for …
  • Letters: A message to nonvoters: America's democracy needs you 12 Dec 2019 11:45 When America held its first Congressional election in 1789, only about 6% of the population was eligible to vote. Wealthy white landowners enjoyed the privilege of sole access to democracy, and other Americans had to battle for their place through activism …
  • VSO holds volunteerism forum in Butuan City 12 Dec 2019 11:34 BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 12 (PIA) -- People of all ages with a heart for volunteerism gathered at the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Caraga Conference Hall this city on December 11, 2019, to participate in the Forum on Volunteerism for Development …
  • More expat fees and taxes? Minister clarifies 12 Dec 2019 09:24 Saudi Arabia's Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan assured that the government has no intention to change expatriates fees. In an interview with Al Arabiya quoted in Saudi Gazette, Al-Jadaan said Saudi Arabia has made resounding achievements in 2019 …
  • Local Moms Demand Action group hold town hall 12 Dec 2019 07:54 KAAL-TV Created: December 11, 2019 10:38 PM (ABC 6 News) -- Scenes of children running during the Parkland Shooting in 2018 frightened parents like Alisha Eiken. "I quit my job,” said Eiken, co-leader of the Rochester group of Moms Demand Action for …
  • 12 people and things that ruined British politics 12 Dec 2019 07:52 Tunku Varadarajan is executive editor at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He is a contributing editor at POLITICO Europe. On December 12, the United Kingdom will conclude the tawdriest election in memory — which is saying a lot, given how …
  • Afghanistan: Peace in the Districts (1): A chasm between high talks and local concerns in Afghanistan 12 Dec 2019 07:04 Author: S Reza Kazemi As talks between the United States and the Taleban resume in Doha, we bring you the first of two dispatches on what Afghans in ten districts across the country think about the prospects for peace. The focus of the first dispatch is a …
  • Why Chileans Are Protesting for a New Socioeconomic Order 10 Dec 2019 15:27 A protester waves a handkerchief during the 51st consecutive day of demonstrations against the government of President Sebastián Piñera in early December 2019, in Santiago, Chile. (Getty Images / Spencer Platt) Thank you for signing up. For more from …
  • Analysing the socioeconomic role of Africa's key transit corridors - Africa Outlook Magazine 08 Dec 2019 14:00 Home to more than a third of the world’s landlocked countries, intra-continental trade routes and agreements are becoming increasingly important to the socioeconomic success of the entire continent For centuries, even millennia, the sea has been the source …
  • Socioeconomic status of dads linked to preterm births 06 Dec 2019 15:53 New York: Lifelong lower socioeconomic status of fathers, as defined by early life and adulthood neighbourhood income, is a newly identified risk factor for early preterm birth (at less than 34 weeks), said a new study. According to the findings, published …
  • Lower socioeconomic status of fathers is a risk factor for early preterm birth 06 Dec 2019 14:40 Lifelong lower socioeconomic status of fathers, as defined by early life and adulthood neighborhood income, is a newly identified risk factor for early preterm birth (at less than 34 weeks), according to a study published in Maternal and Child Health …