Wednesday , June 29th , 2022  

Reimagining Ageing: Older Persons as Agents of Development

By Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 29 2022 – Older persons are highly visible across Asia and the Pacific: they work in agricultural fields producing our food supplies, peddle their wares as street vendors, drive tuk-tuks and buses, exercise in our parks, lead some of the region’s most successful companies and form an integral part of our families. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Indeed,...

International Criminal Court at 20: Renewing the Promise of Justice for the Gravest Crimes

The gavel of the judges at the International Criminal Court. Cedit: ICC-CPI By Peter LewisThe HAGUE, Netherlands, Jun 29 2022 – On 1 July 2022, the International Criminal Court (ICC) turns 20. The entry into force on 1 July 2002 of the ICC’s founding treaty, the Rome Statute, officially created the Court and marked the start of its work towards building a more just world. The Court was created...

UN’s “No-Fly List” on Sexual Harassment Falls Short, Complains Rights Group

The UN Secretariat building in New York City. Credit: UN Photo/Manuel Elías By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 2022 – The United Nations has continued to crackdown on sexual harassment system-wide since 2017 while its “whistle blower protection policy” has provided “protective status” for nearly 68 UN staffers who reported wrong doing. But Equality Now, an international human rights...

Citeline and Norstella Unite to Offer Life Sciences Clients a Full Suite of Commercial and Clinical Solutions

Yardley, PA, June 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Norstella, an organization that helps life sciences companies navigate the complexities of the drug life cycle, and Citeline (formerly Pharma Intelligence)""a leading provider of specialist intelligence, data and software for clinical trials, drug development and regulatory compliance""have announced an agreement to merge the...

Citeline and Norstella Unite to Offer Life Sciences Clients a Full Suite of Commercial and Clinical Solutions

Yardley, PA, June 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Norstella, an organization that helps life sciences companies navigate the complexities of the drug life cycle, and Citeline (formerly Pharma Intelligence)""a leading provider of specialist intelligence, data and software for clinical trials, drug development and regulatory compliance""have announced an agreement to merge the...

Digital Training in Pakistani Villages Yields Bumper Participation

Uzma of Ahmedpur Lama village, Punjab province, using her mobile phone at home. Credit: Irfan Ulhaq/IPS By Irfan UlhaqRAHIM YAR KHAN, Punjab, Pakistan, Jun 28 2022 – Farmer Abdul Waheed, 32, has been using his cell phone for everything but work for the past seven years. But after a recent training session he has installed six farming apps and says the move has paid off. “I mostly use one...

Bangladesh Flood Victims Cry for Relief

Relief workers bring supplies to stranded communities following devastating floods in Bangladesh. Credit: Rafiqul Islam/IPS By Rafiqul IslamDHAKA, Jun 28 2022 – After losing everything in the recent devastating flood that swept the northeastern districts in Bangladesh, pregnant mother Joynaba Akter, her three children and her husband took refuge in a shelter centre at Gowainghat in Sylhet....

NATO Summit Set to Further Militarise Europe, Expand in Africa?

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: NATO. By Baher KamalMADRID, Jun 28 2022 – The three-day North Atlantic Treaty Organisation-NATO Summit in Madrid (28,29, 30 June 2022) is expected to agree to considerably increase Europe’s military power, heavily weaponise Russia’s border, and further expand its presence in Africa, according to a diplomatic source. Taking advantage of the...

Hitachi Energy and Petrofac to collaborate in growing offshore wind market

Zurich, Switzerland, June 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hitachi Energy a market and technology leader in transmission, distribution and grid automation solutions, and Petrofac, a leading international service provider to the energy industry, have entered into a collaboration to provide grid integration and associated infrastructure to support the rapidly growing offshore wind market. This collaboration...

Sharing Minds Can Change the World

Elena Seungeun Lee, Cheongshim International Academy, Seoul, South Korea Founder of “We Learn to Share”, introducing my YouTube channel and several screenshots from my videos sharing knowledge about AP Statistics, AP world history, and philosophy. Credit: Elena Seungeun Lee/IPS By Elena Seungeun Lee and Julie Hyunsung LeeSeoul, Bangkok , Jun 28 2022 – Parasite, a Korean black comedy film...