Saturday , December 5th , 2020  

Nigerian Focus Group Reveals Why Ending Gender-Based Violence is Necessary

Credit: Unsplash / David Clode By Ifeanyi Nsofor and Lolo CynthiaABUJA, Dec 4 2020 – Every year, the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence begins on November 25 and ends December 10. The theme of this year’s activism is “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” The 16 Days is very important this year. Data from several countries show rising cases...

Persons With Disabilities Among Worst Affected by Coronavirus

A 9-year-old girl plays on a seesaw in a new inclusive playground built in her school in Za’atri Refugee Camp in Jordan. Credit: UNICEF/Christopher Herwig By Simone GalimbertiKATHMANDU, Nepal, Dec 4 2020 – The 13th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) that was initially supposed to be held in New York back in June recently wrapped up with the final session coinciding with the...

When Big Powers Clash, the UN’s Most Powerful Body Disappears

UN Security Council in session. Credit: United Nations By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 4 2020 – At the height of the Cold War back in the 1960s, a Peruvian diplomat, Dr. Victor Andres Belaunde, characterized the United Nations as a politically wobbly institution that survives only at the will– and pleasure– of the five big powers. Simplifying his argument in more realistic terms,...

Misinformation on Social Media Fuels Vaccine Hesitancy: a Global Study Shows the Link

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels. By External SourceDec 4 2020 – Vaccine hesitancy is a severe threat to global health, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The term refers to the delay in acceptance or the refusal of vaccines, despite the availability of vaccination services. It’s a serious risk to the people who aren’t getting vaccinated as well as the wider community. Vaccine...

Bombardier Appoints Annie Torkia Lagacé Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

MONTREAL, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier (TSX: BBD.B) announced today the appointment of Annie Torkia Lagac as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective immediately. Annie will report to ric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc., replacing Steeve Robitaille who will remain with the Company in the role of Senior Vice President,...

Golder Announces Entering Into Arrangement Agreement With WSP Global Inc.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Golder Associates Corporation's parent company, Enterra Holdings Ltd. ("Golder" or the "Company") announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the "Arrangement Agreement") with a wholly–owned subsidiary of WSP Global Inc. ("WSP"), pursuant to which WSP will acquire Golder (the...

Taconic Biosciences Expands Innovative ExpressMODEL® Portfolio

RENSSELAER, New York, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in providing drug discovery animal model solutions, announces the launch of the new ExpressMODEL : Random Integration Transgenic (RITg) service, which reduces animal model generation costs and timeline. Many gene editing technologies are used to generate animal models for drug discovery, each with unique...

Taconic Biosciences Expands Innovative ExpressMODEL® Portfolio

RENSSELAER, New York, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in providing drug discovery animal model solutions, announces the launch of the new ExpressMODEL : Random Integration Transgenic (RITg) service, which reduces animal model generation costs and timeline. Many gene editing technologies are used to generate animal models for drug discovery, each with unique...

Fixing the Food System to Produce Healthy Diets

A young boy cooks food at his home in Masunduza, Mbabane, Eswatini. Experts say the current food system does not promote or produce healthy diets. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi/IPS By Mantoe PhakathiMBABANE, Dec 3 2020 – As the world accelerates towards achieving the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, it is time to replace the current broken food system. With only a decade left...

Lost in Translation? Understanding Relevance of Women, Peace & Security in Arms Control & Disarmament

The United Nations is conducting a 16-day social media campaign from 25 November to 10 December 2020 for its 2020 Campaign: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. The 16 Days of Activism is a worldwide campaign calling for the elimination of all forms of gender-based violence (GBV). Credit: UN Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) By Renata H. DalaquaGENEVA, Dec 3 2020 – “What...