Friday , October 23rd , 2020  

‘The Sahel – a Microcosm of Cascading Global Risks Converging in One Region’

The crisis in the Sahel has been further exacerbated by both climate change, as well as the current coronavirus pandemic. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Oct 22 2020 – The European Commission this week pledged $27.8 million in humanitarian support to the Sahel region as floods and the coronavirus pandemic exacerbate the stability in a region deeply in conflict. While...

Mahatma’s Non-Violence: Essence of Culture of Peace for New Humanity

Credit: United Nations By Ambassador Anwarul K. ChowdhuryHONOLULU, Hawaii, Oct 22 2020 – I will begin by presenting to you excerpts from the message from UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the International Day of Non-Violence. I quote: “In marking the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, this International Day highlights the remarkable power of non-violence and peaceful protest. It is also...

DraftKings and Peermont Launch PalaceBet in South Africa

BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG) and Peermont Hotels, Gaming and Resorts, a leading South African gaming and hospitality group, today announced the successful recent launch of PalaceBet (PalaceBet.co.za), a mobile and online sportsbook powered by DraftKings' cutting–edge B2B sports betting technology. "This collaboration brings together...

Child Protection: the Pandemic has Left the Most Vulnerable Children Invisible

During the lockdown, the plight of migrant children, who walked hundreds of miles to reach home, aroused national consciousness. But what happened after that? | Picture courtesy: Needpix.com By Shantha SinhaOct 22 2020 – A right is an entitlement and it has three basic principles, without which rights cannot be enjoyed. The first principle is that of universality: A right has to be enjoyed...

Sphera Launches Cutting-Edge Software Designed to Transform Process Safety and Operational Risk Management Performance

CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sphera, a leading global provider of Integrated Risk Management software, data and consulting services, today announced its Dynamic Risk Pathways solution, the industry's first real–time, process safety management Digital Twin solution. Sphera's Dynamic Risk Pathways is the industry's next generation Operational Risk Management (ORM)...

The Plight of Domestic Workers in Brazil

On 31 January 2018, the Government of Brazil deposited the formal instrument of ratification with the International Labour Office for ratification of the Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers, 2011 (No. 189) . Accordingly, Brazil became the twenty-fifth member State of the ILO and the fourteenth member State in the Americas region to ratify this Convention. It is estimated that there are...

Human Trafficking Survivor Harold D’Souza: “The Perpetrators are More Aggressive Than Ever”

By Anna ShenNEW YORK, Oct 21 2020 – The fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic continues: as more people around the world lose their livelihoods, human trafficking is on the rise. Support services for survivors have been shut, and past gains to combat it have been reversed. Funding has dried up. D’Souza holds his book: Frog in a Well: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities Consider the following:...

Food Security Bursts Onto the Global Agenda

Women farmers irrigate crops of onions and other vegetables. They participate in a special programme to improve Senegal’s food security. Credit: FAO By Mario LubetkinROME, Oct 21 2020 – The month of October 2020 will be recalled as one of the most important moments in raising awareness about world food security, whether in the global debate or in the search for possible concrete solutions. On...

PhytoSciences Ghana Appoints Chief Operating Officer to Better Serve West Africa’s Cannabis Industry

ACCRA, Ghana, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Phytosciences Ghana Consultants Limited, a cannabis consulting firm, has announced the appointment of Eric Okyere Darko as the new Chief Operating Officer. Eric Okyere Darko is a dynamic and experienced leader that has served in increasingly senior roles for decades in international law and human rights, becoming a recognized international authority...

New Style of Remote Lesson, Experience-based Event “Pinch to Move! Three-dimensional Vision in Air” in Action

MIE, Japan, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — What can we expect beyond online lesson under the COVID–19? This event presents new style of remote tuition, eye–opening next generation experience–based lesson utilizing participant's "body movement" which wouldn't be possible for online lesson. The lesson employs mixed reality (MR) technology. The contents of...