• Study explores how urban environment affects the diet of its citizens 25 Feb 2020 03:41 Previous studies have revealed the influence of unhealthy food environments on the population's eating behavior. Yet the socioeconomic differences in these environments and their influence on diet had never been studied previously. The doctor in the …
  • Check population growth to achieve SDGs: experts 25 Feb 2020 03:32 Check population growth to achieve SDGs: experts LAHORE:Experts have identified lowering of the population growth as the most cost-effective and expeditious intervention to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to attain universal …
  • A 'people's' history and its sources 25 Feb 2020 03:31 A ‘people’s’ history and its sources Another way of looking at a people’s history is through a gender lens. It means not only looking at the past from a gender perspective but also documenting the present with an angle from which you don’t overlook women …
  • National Statistical Office to create awareness on surveys owing to public resistance 25 Feb 2020 01:46 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the wake of continued resistance from the public, the National Statistical Office (NSO) will launch public awareness campaign asking people to cooperate with its regular surveys. People in a few panchayats …
  • Scientific breakthrough provides insights into basic mechanisms of allergic reactions 25 Feb 2020 00:34 An international research team has been able to describe the overall structure of the antibody type IgE, which is the key molecule in allergic diseases. This is a scientific breakthrough which provides important insights into basic mechanisms of allergic …
  • Unseen, unfed 24 Feb 2020 23:46 Dawn Longfellow, director of Wesley Food Pantry, organizes inventory on Friday. Credit: Ryan Ash By Zainie Qureshi Part one: Understanding the problem When Kenji Pantin was an undergrad at the University of Central Florida, she couldn’t afford a meal plan. …
  • President of Artsakh chairs working consultation in Askeran regional center 24 Feb 2020 23:23 15:13, 24 February, 2020 STEPANAKERT, FEBRUARY 24, ARMENPRESS. Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan convened today a working consultation with the members of the regional administration and community heads in the Askeran regional center to discuss …
  • North Has Destroyed Itself, Destroyed Nigeria, Separation Is Only Way Forward! By Bayo Oluwasanmi 24 Feb 2020 22:57 Bayo Oluwasanmi   The ever blunt plain speaking Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi recently warned that the North will destroy itself if it doesn’t change. Apparently, Sanusi was referring to the northerners who had ruled Nigeria longest since independence. He …
  • Stroke risk and food – large European study says what to eat and what to avoid 24 Feb 2020 22:51 In one of the most extensive studies, researchers have found the connection between different types of food and types of stroke risk. The study titled, “The associations of major foods and fiber with risks of ischaemic and hemorrhagic stroke: a prospective …
  • The United States of Anxiety 24 Feb 2020 22:50 There is one thing I’ll miss about Iowa: the people. Iowans take mighty seriously their charge of vetting potential leaders of the free world. In fact, you could argue they take it too seriously: It’s not uncommon to encounter a caucusgoer who has seen …
  • World: Basic Freedoms Under Assault, Secretary-General Tells Human Rights Council, Launching Call to Revive Respect for Dignity, Equality amid Rising Tensions 24 Feb 2020 22:12 SG/SM/19985 Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the United Nations Human Rights Council: “The Highest Aspiration: A Call to Action for Human Rights”, in Geneva today: I would like to start by expressing my appreciation …
  • Lebanon’s elites could save themselves — or save the country 24 Feb 2020 20:26 My heart sank into my stomach as I translated her story to a correspondent and crew from an international television news channel. Though this isn’t a new phenomenon in Lebanon’s plethora of neglected towns and communities, families such as this one have …
  • Webster Groves grapples with school boundary changes 24 Feb 2020 20:14 The plan is the most popular of the five with about 56% of families supporting the changes, according to the survey results. A similar percentage opposed the option that would draw boundaries with the most socioeconomic balance. The survey exposed thinly …
  • In light of impeachment trials, students and professors discuss media literacy 24 Feb 2020 18:18 Fake news or legitimate information? Many UC Davis students are able to make the distinction Impeachment has been a hot topic of conversation over the past few months. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement of the impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24, 2019 …
  • Our health services are still segregated 24 Feb 2020 18:11 Cyril Ramaphosa says NHI is as much an economic issue as it is a fight for social justice From the desk of the President 24 February 2020 Dear Fellow South African, The deliberations by Parliament on the National Health Insurance Bill are soon to enter a …
  • Poppie Nongena: The trouble with this truncated film adaptation 24 Feb 2020 17:50 Poppie Nongena tells the story of a black woman who tries to keep her family together under the apartheid pass law system that threatens to tear them apart. In 1980, novelist Elsa Joubert archived the story through her novel, The Long Journey of Poppie …
  • ‘Parasite’ Will Stream Exclusively on Hulu in U.S. 24 Feb 2020 17:31 Photo: Courtesy Of Cannes Film Festival Photo: Courtesy Of Cannes Film Festival Photo: Courtesy Of Cannes Film Festival ‘Parasite’ Will Stream Exclusively on Hulu in U.S. Click here to read the full article. Hulu has nabbed exclusively U.S. streaming …
  • Teresa Kok: Govt green-lights easy loan scheme for sustainable oil palm growers co-ops 24 Feb 2020 17:17 Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok answers questions during a press conference after launching the Palm Oil Economic Review and Outlook Seminar 2020 in Kuala Lumpur January 16, 2020. — Picture by Choo Choy May KOTA MARUDU, Feb 24 — The government has …
  • A 'complex dream'; universities are experiencing a crisis in their struggle to find their purpose 24 Feb 2020 17:06 Four years after narrowly losing the presidency to Donald Trump and facing pressure to run again, former U.S, First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has instead taken on a new role as the top authority in a powerful institution facing an …
  • Coronavirus update: 79,339 cases, 2,169 deaths, clusters emerge in Iran and Italy 24 Feb 2020 17:00 The emergence of COVID-19 clusters in Iran and Italy have sparked concerns among investors about whether the outbreak of the novel coronavirus is — or will be — a pandemic. “Such a pandemic would rattle the global economy, leading to a recession as deep as …
  • Embrace the New Economy With This ETF 24 Feb 2020 16:40 Innovation and technology are rapidly changing the way business is conducted, how travelers get from Point A to Point B, how shoppers shop and how healthcare is provided, among other points. A growing number of ETFs emphasize those concepts, including the …
  • Sasol confirms making 600 MW own-gen proposal in response to DMRE RFI 24 Feb 2020 15:03 Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler confirmed on Monday that the energy and chemicals group made a submission to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy in line with its request for information (RFI) on possible emergency electricity solutions that could be …
  • Kobe Bryant Memorial at Staples Center 24 Feb 2020 14:34 Good morning. (Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today delivered to your inbox.) Kobe Bryant will be honored today in Los Angeles. The public memorial, called “A Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant,” is expected to run from …
  • Why Americans are afraid to have babies 24 Feb 2020 13:20 Many Democrats are completely fixated on getting Donald Trump out of the Oval Office, no matter what it takes (or which Democratic presidential candidate). While that's certainly an important and obvious goal, the political stakes in 2020 are far, far  …
  • Philippines braced for major blow to economy amid coronavirus scare 24 Feb 2020 12:22 MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN): A prolonged crisis over the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) would likely cut up to 133bil pesos (RM10bil) from the country’s 19-trillion pesos economy, the country’s chief economist said on Friday (Feb 7) with the …
  • Nginyo Kariuki: Curtain closes on veteran politician, tycoon and golfer 24 Feb 2020 11:55 Monday, February 24, 2020 12:19 By VERAH OKEYOBy LYNETTE MUKAMI Nginyo Kariuki. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Lawrence Nginyo Kariuki, a veteran politician and a champion for multiparty democracy, has passed on at the Aga Khan University Hospital, the family has …
  • Is 'intuitive' eating a credible diet, or just a craze? 24 Feb 2020 11:43 Dieting is so last decade. Nowadays, rules are out and instinct is in, as the health-conscious admit to feeling trapped by restrictive meal plans and struggle to lose weight. Indeed, consumers actually “equate the word diet with deprivation, and they know …
  • There’s a price to pay for providing MAID to those with mental illness 24 Feb 2020 11:33 A new study that found that those who use Canada’s medical assistance in dying (MAID) program tend to be wealthier recently made national news. At the same time, there have been numerous op-eds in the national press arguing that mentally ill people should …
  • Vocation and education 24 Feb 2020 11:13 THERE are 196 chartered general-purpose universities in Pakistan. Most of these universities offer courses in the humanities and social sciences (HSS), including history, philosophy, sociology and political science. A brief look at the statistics reveals …
  • Turkey: (3RP) Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan in response to the Syria Crisis | January 2020 [EN/AR] 24 Feb 2020 10:24 CURRENT SITUATION Turkey continues to host the largest refugee population in the world. In 2019, the number of Syrians registered under temporary protection has remained stable at more than 3.57 million, almost half of whom are children. The Law on …
  • FG not committed to pay $100m of Abacha loot to Bagudu – Malami 24 Feb 2020 09:59 By Abdallah el-Kurebe  The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has refuted media report that the Federal Government of Nigeria plans to pay Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, $100 million from Abacha loot, repatriated from the United States of America, …
  • Montreal playwrights — including Leonard Cohen and Irving Layton — take centre stage at McGill 24 Feb 2020 09:21 The poetry of Leonard Cohen is a point of pride for many Montrealers, but his brief stint as a playwright is a lesser known part of his artistic oeuvre. In fact, Cohen wrote several little-known plays with another Montreal literary heavyweight: Irving …
  • GMA may get 55% market share if ABS-CBN shuts down 24 Feb 2020 09:09 INQUIRY. ABS-CBN executives at the Senate hearing on the network's franchise renewal and other related issues, February 24, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) warned of a less …
  • Gas-rich Mozambique may be headed for a disaster 24 Feb 2020 09:06 When, in 2010, US energy company Anadarko found major gas reserves off the coast of Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province, many hoped that the discovery was going to bring prosperity to the impoverished region. The following year, Italy's ENI also …
  • Banks DIH – A move in the right direction 24 Feb 2020 08:04 Ulric Trotz is the Deputy Director & Science Adviser, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize Recently one of our daily newspapers carried the headline, “Banks DIH interested in auto sales, energy sector”. My knee jerk reaction to …
  • Risk of stroke may depend on the type of food a person eats or avoids – study 24 Feb 2020 00:12 A person’s risk of getting a certain type of stroke may depend on the type of food they eat or avoid, according to research. Scientists looked at the association between food and two major types of stroke – ischaemic and haemorrhagic. Ischaemic stroke …
  • The truth about same-sex schooling 23 Feb 2020 22:01 Girls’ schools, she believes, nurture girls’ confidence at a time in life when it’s likely to be most vulnerable. “Teenage years are challenging. You’re finding out who you are, developing your identity, feeling self-conscious.” The presence of the …
  • Gov’t urged: Declare ‘climate emergency’ 23 Feb 2020 21:57 MANILA, Philippines — Filipino climate scientists are urging the government to consolidate data from various agencies to identify cities and municipalities most at risk of climate-related disasters. In a resolution submitted to the Climate Change …
  • Letter to the Editor: Over 18,000 commented on Northern Corridor highway in defense of Red Cliffs Reserve 23 Feb 2020 21:46 Conserve Southwest Utah members and nearly 50 Washington County residents hand-delivered scoping comments on the proposed Northern Corridor Highway at the BLM office in St. George, Utah, Jan. 6, 2020 | Photo courtesy of Sarah Thomas, St. George News …
  • Need for prudence 23 Feb 2020 21:11 Dennis Uy, a Davao-based businessman and friend of President Duterte’s, is seeking government guarantee cover for a P700-million loan that his shipping and logistics firm will use to acquire a new vessel. This fact came by way of a clarification letter to …
  • 'National disgrace': tackle regional health inequality, PM to be told 23 Feb 2020 19:39 The shadow health secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, has urged the government to tackle the “national disgrace” of regional health inequalities across England. In a speech marking the 10 anniversary of the landmark Marmot review into health inequalities in …
  • Housing Inequity Hurts All Long Islanders 23 Feb 2020 18:39 Some of us recall our “old neighborhood” with fondness; others not so much. That’s because where we live influences every aspect of our lives. This is true regardless of where we came from, who we were then, or who we are now. That thing we call “home” …
  • Shelterless in Karachi 23 Feb 2020 02:53 Every day is a struggle for the shelterless in Karachi, but they make do and find ways to survive. Pakistan’s largest metropolis is officially home to 16.5 million people, but many of its citizens cannot afford to live in homes. They spend their nights …
  • ROBERT PRICE: Fearless: Dolores Huerta, nearing 90, is still in the fight for civil rights that made her an icon 23 Feb 2020 02:06 The hallway intersection outside the fourth-floor administrative offices of the Dolores Huerta Foundation was congested with foot traffic. Canvassers prepped to convince people of the importance of participating in the U.S. census were heading toward the …
  • Abacha loot: FG won’t pay $100m to Bagudu, says Malami 23 Feb 2020 01:57 From: Yusuf Alli, Managing Editor, Northern Operation/ Gbade Ogunwale, Abuja Abuja working with Washington to recover funds looted by Diezani, Ibori, others CSOs, others to monitor management of repatriated cash PDP, Southern/Middle-Best leaders …
  • Shocking percentages of Stamford students are ‘chronically... 23 Feb 2020 00:01 STAMFORD — One out of every four students at Cloonan Middle School has missed at least 10 percent of classes this school year. That’s one of the striking statistics among information from Stamford Public Schools that shows the percentage of chronically …
  • Abacha’s loot: FG rubbishes claims of paying $100m to Bagudu 22 Feb 2020 21:36 Bagudu and Buhari Nigeria’s Federal Government has rubbished allegation that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration plans to hand about $100 million the American authorities said was stolen by former dictator, Sani Abacha to Governor Atiku Bagudu …
  • Will the Ghani-Abdullah rivalry undermine Afghan peace process? 22 Feb 2020 21:05 Hours after Afghanistan's incumbent President Ashraf Ghani was declared on Tuesday the winner of the September 28 presidential election, runner-up Abdullah Abdullah contested the much-delayed results, highlighting the power struggle between the two …
  • Togo votes as Faure Gnassingbe seeks to extend dynasty's rule 22 Feb 2020 21:04 Voters in Togo have cast ballots in a presidential election expected to extend incumbent Faure 15 years in office, and his family's rule of more than half a century. Polling stations opened at 07:00 GMT on Saturday and closed at 16:00 GMT, with …
  • FG committed to making Yauri festival global brand – Minister 22 Feb 2020 21:03 The Federal Government on Saturday expressed commitment to make the Yauri Boat Rigata and Cultural Festival a global brand to attract domestic and international tourists. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, dropped the hint at the …
  • The X factor: Is it time to take Prashant Kishor seriously? 22 Feb 2020 17:34 There’s something unsettling about the idea of Prashant Kishor. Here’s a man whose fundamental premise — that he helps politicians and parties win elections, for a fee — can seem to be thumbing its nose at democracy. If elections can be won for a fee, then …
  • Togo votes in election that could see Gnassingbes extend rule 22 Feb 2020 15:09 Polling stations have opened in Togo for a presidential election expected to extend incumbent Faure Gnassingbe's 15-year hold on power, and his family's rule of more than half a century. Some political analysts expect Gnassingbe to win the election …
  • The $6bn bet buried under India's junk cars 22 Feb 2020 15:06 MUMBAI: A well-defined vehicle scrappage policy in India can help create an industry of its own with a business opportunity of $6 billion (Rs 43,000 crore) a year, say automobile sector executives and experts. It could generate fresh employment and trigger …
  • Column: You’ll need a shower after reading about this school board race that’s descended into the gutter 22 Feb 2020 13:14 There she was, sitting right in front of me. Evil in the flesh, or so you’d believe from the fliers now landing in mailboxes across a wide swath of Los Angeles. She stands accused of discriminating against Latino families, putting children in the line of …
  • Cacuso wins white potato processing plant 22 Feb 2020 12:17 The factory, which initially has only one potato fryer machine, with the capacity to process 80 kilograms of potato per hour, has guaranteed employment for 44 Angolans and two expatriates. Budgeted at USD 6 million, the unit allocated to the business group …
  • How these 21st-century salonnières are dismantling echo chambers and building community 22 Feb 2020 12:12 It's a Wednesday evening, and instead of the million other distractions that could be occupying their time, a small group of strangers have gathered in a northern Calgary library, tugging their chairs across the carpet into small circles to … talk.  …
  • An enterprising year in CSI field 22 Feb 2020 11:38 Entrepreneurs: Phub Dem The Hog had been busy exploring opportunities and venturing into new fields in the year just gone by. The year witnessed major changes in policy and reforms to drive the growth of the Cottage and Small Industry (CSI). It began with …
  • The 2020 election is about White privilege 22 Feb 2020 10:46 ADVERTISEMENT Nations rise and nations fall. This is why the 2020 presidential election is the watershed election of the 21st Century, because it is about the very survival (soul) of a democratic American society. During the impeachment trial of President …
  • Joint meeting of the Security Councils of Armenia and Artsakh held in Stepanakert 22 Feb 2020 09:18 Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan together with Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan partook today at the joint meeting of the Security Councils of the two Armenian republics held in Stepanakert. As the information department at …
  • Artsakh president: Joint projects are ambitious, but quite realistic 22 Feb 2020 08:29 STEPANAKERT. – President of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan together with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan attended the joint meeting of the Security Councils of the two Armenian republics held in Stepanakert. In his speech President Sahakyan touched upon a …
  • Lovers eternally bound remain in the heart of Phuket forever -The Sarasin Bridge of Love Remembered 22 Feb 2020 07:28 Lovers eternally bound remain in the heart of Phuket forever -The Sarasin Bridge of Love Remembered Every day, people come and go from Phuket to Phang Nga, looking over at the old Sarasin Bridge, having no idea the significance it holds in Thai folklore. …
  • ISSA delegates visit Socso rehab centre 22 Feb 2020 07:02 MELAKA: 80 delegates from the International Social Security Association (ISSA) took time off from their busy schedules to visit the Tun Razak Rehabilitation Centre (TRRC) here, recently. The delegates, representing social security agencies and labour …
  • Think tank gives schools low grades 22 Feb 2020 06:44 ALPENA — A report recently released by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy that ranks Michigan elementary and middle schools doesn’t reflect the state’s accountability system, one Northeast Michigan superintendent said Friday. The Midland-based think …
  • Early voting commences: candidates and propositions on ballot 22 Feb 2020 06:37 By FREDDY JIMENEZ San Benito News The long-awaited 2020 election is finally underway. Early voting for the Texas primary began this past Tuesday, Feb. 18 and will continue until Friday, Feb. 28. Election Day is slated for Tuesday, March 3. During early …
  • Osun: The storm foreseen (2) 22 Feb 2020 02:15   “If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences”  –  William I. Thomas   Fellow Nigerians, if the feedback to last week’s intervention in this Column is anything to go by, it means that all is evidently not well with the politics …
  • When women die in childbirth, these are the fathers left behind 22 Feb 2020 01:35 There's Charles Johnson, the father of two whose wife died in Los Angeles during childbirth in 2016. He has turned his anger into advocacy.And Darin Horath, who lost his fiancée and their newborn daughter in September in rural Indiana. For him, the …
  • Southern Chiefs call for an end to economic blockades 22 Feb 2020 00:03 People stand near the tracks on Day 8 of the train blockade in Tyendinaga, near Belleville, Ont., on Thursday Feb. 13, 2020. Lars Hagberg / THE CANADIAN PRESS The Southern Chiefs’ Organization called for an end to economic blockades put on them by …
  • Vale S.A. (VALE) CEO Eduardo De Salles Bartolomeo on Q4 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript 22 Feb 2020 00:01 Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) Q4 2019 Earnings Conference Call February 21, 2020 10:00 AM ET Company Participants Eduardo De Salles Bartolomeo - Chief Executive Officer Luciano Siani Pires - Executive director, Finance and Investor Relations Marcello Spinelli - …
  • ARC announces Heneghan to head office of Inspector General 21 Feb 2020 22:43 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) recently announced that Philip M. Heneghan has been appointed ARC Inspector General and will head the Agency’s Office of Inspector General (OIG). Heneghan will succeed Hubert Sparks, who served …
  • Johnny Townsend: Let’s stop digging our own graves 21 Feb 2020 20:39 A Canadian friend of mine complained that indigenous First Nations people kept refusing the jobs and industry offered them, insisting on government “handouts” instead. They should just “get over” their past abuse, he said, assimilate, and get on with life. …
  • Downtown community cautiously welcomes turning portion of Portage Place into 24/7 space 21 Feb 2020 16:45 A homelessness advocate welcomes the idea of turning a section of Portage Place Shopping Centre into a public hub open all hours — as long as it's geared to the vulnerable population it's intended to serve. Executive director Rick Lees of Main …
  • Gift Card Scam: Mishpatim a Case Study 21 Feb 2020 16:13 AndreyPopov / iStock / Getty Images Plus By Rabbi Leah Berkowitz PARSHAT MISHPATIM Over the last few weeks, congregations throughout the country have been plagued by a series of email scams. The scammer creates a fake email address similar to that …
  • As South Africa prepares to resume renewables procurement, new global report points to rising popularity of auctions 21 Feb 2020 13:45 As South Africa prepares to restart its electricity procurement programmes, following a five-year hiatus, the global popularity of competitive auctions as the preferred instrument for procuring renewable energy has again been highlighted in a newly …
  • The Lancet: Egypt, Algeria and South Africa estimated to be at highest risk of new coronavirus cases in Africa - EurekAlert 21 Feb 2020 13:43 Increased resources, surveillance, and capacity building should be urgently prioritised in African countries with moderate risk of importing cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), as these countries are estimated to be ill-prepared to detect …
  • Jungle Oats opens new Oat Mill in the Western Cape 21 Feb 2020 12:33 JSE-listed Tiger Brands has officially opened its new Oat Mill for its first and oldest product – Jungle Oats – in Maitland, Cape Town. Speaking at the opening event on Friday, unit manager Rees de Villiers outlined some of the advanced features of the new …
  • Elliot, an alcoholic, asked his parole officer for help. She sent him back to prison 21 Feb 2020 12:09 Elliot Hudson found the box on his first afternoon home from prison. He’d gone up to his old bedroom in his parents’ Ottawa house to unpack some of the clothes his father tidied away while Elliot had been incarcerated. He pulled out the old crock-pot box …
  • OP-ED: Government faces an uphill battle to regain public trust 21 Feb 2020 12:02 David Mabuza shares a light-hearted moment with President Cyril Ramaphosa after Mabuza was sworn in as a member of parliament Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, 28 May 2019, at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria. Picture: Alaister Russell/The Sunday …
  • The Airbnb Effect On Housing And Rental Markets 21 Feb 2020 11:57 Airbnb currently hosts over 7 million listings and is active in more than 100,000 cities across 220 ... [+] countries and regions. Shutterstock The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that Airbnb had recorded a $322 million (£248.65 million) …
  • Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense talks American diplomacy 21 Feb 2020 10:14 Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr., Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs senior fellow, compared the current political and economic state of Washington, D.C. to that of St. Petersburg (then called Petrograd) during the last days of the …
  • PSA needs over 8T teachers in CV for 2020 census 21 Feb 2020 09:20 REGIONAL CENSUS COORDINATION BOARD MEETING. Regional Director Ariel Florendo (L) of the Philippine Statistics Authority-7 appeals for public support and cooperation in the upcoming 2020 Census of Population and Housing set on May 4 to June 1 by …
  • Number of party propositions on ballots 21 Feb 2020 08:15 Texas voters casting ballots in the March 3 primary elections or during early voting will be weighing in on 10 Republican ballot propositions and 11 Democratic propositions. The propositions are not proposed laws, but rather list policy priorities that …
  • Is College Really “Out Of Reach” For Students? 21 Feb 2020 07:33 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 19: Democratic presidential candidates (L-R) former New York City ... [+] Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete …
  • EU’s agreement with Vietnam shows how it could reach a deal with India  21 Feb 2020 07:23 European Parliament President David Sassoli speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo: Olivier Matthys) In mid-February, the European Parliament approved a wide-ranging free trade agreement between the …
  • Senate panel to review Nigeria’s budgeting process 21 Feb 2020 05:40 Sunday Aborisade, Abuja The Senate on Thursday set up a roundtable panel to ensure a proper budgeting process for the country. The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege,  announced the setting up of the panel following a motion sponsored by …
  • Bundled-payment program for hip and knee replacement has not led to 'cherry-picking' of patients 21 Feb 2020 05:27 A pilot program introducing bundled payments for hip and knee replacement (HKR) in Medicare patients hasn't led hospitals to "cherry-pick" healthier patients at lower risk of complications, reports a study in the February 19, 2020 issue of …
  • Porterville College earns Leader College of Distinction status 21 Feb 2020 04:32 Achieving the Dream announced Porterville College was among 11 community colleges in the ATD Network to have earned Leader College of Distinction status for achieving new, higher student outcomes and narrowing equity gaps. The 2019 cohort of Leader …
  • Military culture in the Trump era 21 Feb 2020 04:29 When a high school student decides to enlist in the Army, they may think of the stigmas attached to participating in the armed forces, but it probably won’t deter their decision. From a liberal political perspective, military personnel have the reputation …
  • Seminar on women empowerment ends 21 Feb 2020 03:58 Seminar on women empowerment ends Rawalpindi : Closing ceremony of the three day seminar on Socio-Economic Empowerment of Dukhtaraan-e-Pakistan: Vision 2020 of Government of Pakistan concluded at Fatima Jinnah Women University. The aim of this programme …
  • Low socioeconomic status associated with certain kidney diseases 21 Feb 2020 03:12 A new study found an inverse association between socioeconomic status and certain kidney diseases. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN. Social deprivation is a known risk factor for chronic kidney disease in general, but its potential link to …
  • Summer camp guide 2020 21 Feb 2020 03:10 VOL. 44 | NO. 8 | Friday, February 21, 2020 Camps provide children and teens a chance to connect with nature, participate in team-based activities and develop relationships. From academics to athletics, there is a camp for everyone at every age, with any …
  • [Weekender] The ‘Parasite’ impact 21 Feb 2020 03:03   The stairway leading to Jahamun Tunnel in Seoul’s Buam-dong neighborhood was featured in the Oscar-winning movie “Parasite.” (Kim Young-won/The Korea Herald) For Jeon Da-jung, a 35-year-old office worker who often commutes through the neighborhood of …
  • UAH research into developing artificial lymph nodes has immunotherapy implications 21 Feb 2020 02:41 Newswise — HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Feb. 20, 2020) – Research into engineering artificial organs that mimic the functions of human lymph nodes at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has garnered one of its professors a $507,777 National Science …
  • Bundled Payments Have Not Led to 'Cherry-Picking' of Patients for Joint Replacement Surgery 21 Feb 2020 02:39 February 20, 2020 – A pilot program introducing bundled payments for hip and knee replacement (HKR) in Medicare patients hasn’t led hospitals to “cherry-pick” healthier patients at lower risk of complications, reports a study in the February 19, 2020 issue …
  • Lower Income Linked to Certain Kidney Diseases 21 Feb 2020 02:37 Highlight Researchers observed incremental increases in the incidence of 2 types of kidney disease—lupus nephritis and ANCA-related glomerulonephritis—with increasingly lower income. Newswise — Washington, DC (February 20, 2020) — A new study found an …
  • Top worry for young Africans? Jobs and corruption — but green anxieties grow 21 Feb 2020 01:21 Congolese people wade through floodwaters along a street after the Congo River burst its banks due to heavy rainfall in Kinshasa January 9, 2020. — Reuters pic JOHANNESBURG, Feb 20 — Despite surging climate change threats, from worsening storms to growing …
  • Associations between macrolide antibiotics prescribing during pregnancy and adverse child outcomes in the UK: population based cohort study - The BMJ 20 Feb 2020 22:37 Abstract Objective To assess the association between macrolide antibiotics prescribing during pregnancy and major malformations, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism spectrum disorder in children. Design Population …
  • The 3 big reasons rural people are dying off faster than city dwellers 20 Feb 2020 22:05 Now, researchers in Texas say they have some answers. They've isolated the three biggest reasons why mortality rates are higher in rural areas: socioeconomic status, lack of health insurance and a shortage of physicians. Scott Phillips of Texas Tech …
  • Pan-African leaders crucial for growth 20 Feb 2020 22:03 There has never been a more exciting time to be African — we are finally seeing a very real shift towards a “one Africa” approach, particularly in terms of trade and economic goals. Last year marked the establishment of the groundbreaking African …
  • Nazarbayev briefed on socioeconomic development of Kazakhstan 19 Feb 2020 19:29 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – First President of Kazakhstan – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Prime Minister Askar Mamin, Kazinform has learnt from Elbasy.kz. During the meeting, Prime Minister Mamin reported to the First President on socioeconomic …
  • Key socioeconomic issues that we must address 13 Feb 2020 01:25 Bangladesh is, without a doubt, one of the most promising economies in the region. We have made considerable progress in many socio-economic sectors. But in recent times, the country has been facing some challenges and threats that, if left unaddressed, …