• When it comes to eyewitness accounts of earthquake shaking, representation matters 21 Jan 2021 18:31 As scientists increasingly rely on eyewitness accounts of earthquake shaking reported through online systems, they should consider whether those accounts are societally and spatially representative for an event, according to a new paper published in …
  • Africa urged to ratchet up climate adaptation financing to sustain growth 21 Jan 2021 18:17 African countries should increase budgetary allocation towards climate change adaptation in order to hasten green and inclusive growth while protecting vulnerable communities from shocks, a senior UN Environment Program (UNEP) said. Richard Munang, Climate …
  • Researchers use SARS-CoV-2 to bioengineer universal vaccine platform 21 Jan 2021 18:00 A team of scientists from the United States has recently developed a bioengineered bacteriophage T4 nanoparticle structure using CRISPR technology that can be used as a universal platform to produce vaccines. They used severe acute respiratory syndrome …
  • Maryland Insurance Agencies Accuse Erie Insurance of Discriminatory Practices 21 Jan 2021 17:04 Three Maryland independent insurance agencies contracted with Erie Insurance have filed complaints with the Maryland Insurance Administration alleging Erie engaged in discriminatory practices against low-income and minority communities in the Baltimore …
  • Meet the students who say remote learning works just fine 21 Jan 2021 16:10 Online learning has been a welcome change for high school junior Kate Heffernan in Glendale, California. A self-described “huge introvert,” Kate says she first found relief from the social pressures of school when her studies shifted online last April.  …
  • Twitter will re-open verifications from January 22: Here is how the blue tick will be awarded 21 Jan 2021 15:51 ‘Authentic, notable and active’; these will be the three defining terms for a Twitter account to get the coveted blue badge of verification when the process, on pause since November 2017, will reopen January 22, 2021. But who gets verified, and who doesn’t …
  • ADFD rounds up 2020 with project allocations... 21 Jan 2021 14:22 The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) continued to advance its sustainable development agenda within the country and abroad through clean-energy initiatives in 2020. The number of projects funded and completed by the fund in 2020 - covering the …
  • Kazakh PM tours Turkestan 21 Jan 2021 13:01 TURKESTAN. KAZINFORM Kazakh PM Askar Mamin as part of his working trip surveyed the progress of construction of infrastructure facilities of Turkestan, the PM’s press service informs. The PM visited construction sites of the Caravan-Sarai multifunctional …
  • Providence Public Library raises climate change awareness through national grant  21 Jan 2021 11:29 The Providence Public Library hosted an online workshop Jan. 14 to spark community discussion on climate change and its varying impacts on people of different socioeconomic backgrounds.  The webinar took place over Zoom as part of a larger pilot program …
  • Walsh ’23: The savings disparity 21 Jan 2021 11:25 As joblessness claims have reached record highs during the pandemic, the ultra-rich have lined their pockets. By taking advantage of easy access to PPP loans, tax loopholes and the summer rebound in the stock market, the country’s billionaires have added …
  • ADFD allocates $170m for green energy projects 21 Jan 2021 11:00 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is continuing to advance its sustainable development agenda within the country and abroad through clean-energy initiatives, with allocations worth AED622 million ($170 million). The fund completed five renewable energy …
  • Berkeley City Council acts on grocery store hazard pay, ban on new cars 21 Jan 2021 09:04 Uncategorized Thursday, January 21, 2021 Daniel R. Blume/Creative Commons In its first meeting Tuesday, Berkeley City Council took steps toward banning the sale of new fossil fuel-powered vehicles citywide, among other action items. (Photo by Daniel R. …
  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas: ‘I’m grateful for my chances. But it took a lot of digging my heels in’ 21 Jan 2021 08:38 More than a century into the history of Indian cinema and only a handful of stars have successfully transitioned from Bollywood to Hollywood. Om Puri worked both sides of the Atlantic for decades before his death in 2017; Nargis Fakhri reportedly did her …
  • Health: Obesity crisis may be putting more people at risk of a once-rare brain disorder 21 Jan 2021 07:51 Obesity crisis may be putting more people at risk of a once-rare brain disorder that can cause headaches and blindness Idiopathic intracranial hypertension presents with symptoms like a brain tumour It is caused by an increase in the pressure of the fluid …
  • Anchorage elementary schools buzz with excitement and apprehension as in-person class begins 21 Jan 2021 03:35 At Anchorage’s Tudor Elementary School on Wednesday morning, children arrived by school bus, taxi, car and on foot, all wearing face masks and carrying backpacks. Children scrambled out of their parents’ vehicles and dashed toward the building’s entrance, …
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is on the rise, finds study 21 Jan 2021 02:54 A new study has found a brain pressure disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension is on the rise, and the increase corresponds with rising obesity rates. The study is published in the January 20, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical …
  • New Framework for Calculating Carbon Budget Provides Clarity into Climate Targets 21 Jan 2021 02:39 Written by AZoCleantechJan 20 2021 Just how close are the world's countries to achieving the Paris Agreement target of keeping climate change limited to a 1.5 °C increase above pre-industrial levels? It's a tricky question with a complex answer. …
  • Treating Moms with Postpartum Depression Helps Their Babies’ Brains 21 Jan 2021 01:29 (HealthNewsDigest.com) - New research from McMaster University has found that psychiatric help for mothers with postpartum depression results in healthy changes in the brains of their babies. The study, published in the journal Depression and Anxiety this …
  • Brain Pressure Disorder that Causes Headache, Vision Problems on Rise 21 Jan 2021 01:29 (HealthNewsDigest.com) - MINNEAPOLIS – A new study has found a brain pressure disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension is on the rise, and the increase corresponds with rising obesity rates. The study is published in the January 20, 2021, …
  • Great expectations: The Kurds of Iraq and President Biden - opinion 20 Jan 2021 23:19 The Kurds of Iraq pin great hopes on US President Joe Biden, viewing him as the most pro-Kurdish American politician ever. In the past he displayed concern for their plight, and as vice president under Barack Obama he visited Iraq 24 times and developed …
  • Indian farmers beat water scarcity with innovation 20 Jan 2021 23:09 Krishna Narode, 26, from Gangapur village in India's western Maharashtra state, is visibly excited as he surveys his four-acre farm where he cultivates an array of crops and fruits, including papaya, sugar cane, wheat and ginger.   In a few months, it …
  • Next up: Swamping Trump in investigations, litigation to stop him from creating 'shadow presidency' 20 Jan 2021 22:14 But the aggressive pursuit of holding Trump to account will also have the ancillary benefit of loosening his grip on his cultists. As the latest Daily Kos poll showed, some 40% of respondents still think the election was stolen. But even more telling, of …
  • 400,000 dead. Never forget these precious lives lost. 20 Jan 2021 22:05 “My mom was the smiling face, the one that everybody loved.” That is how Debra Ivory, 62, owner of a popular barbecue restaurant in Oklahoma City, was remembered by her son after she died of covid-19 on Dec. 13. “I told him I loved him and how sorry I was …
  • Researchers studied labour migration in SA. Here's what they found 20 Jan 2021 21:53 Labour migration is an essential - and potentially beneficial - part of all economies, regions and countries in the 21st century. One of the main reasons for migration is to enjoy better employment and earnings prospects. The usual flow of people is from …
  • Tunisians rally to demand release of detained protesters 20 Jan 2021 21:15 Daytime protests in recent days have been followed by nighttime violence, with COVID-19 restrictions compounding a wider economic malaise. Tunisians are protesting the detention of hundreds of young demonstrators arrested over several nights of …
  • Dear Mr. President: 10 letters of advice for Biden 20 Jan 2021 19:49 In 10 letters to President Joe Biden, prominent public figures in business, academia, and public life weigh in on what he should do to bring the country together at a fraught time for American democracy. Build a working coalition  By Leon E. Panetta Mr. …
  • Genetics Alone Not Enough to Predict Early-Onset Depression 20 Jan 2021 19:48 Genomic risk scores can help predict early-onset depression, but only in conjunction with other factors, new research suggests. Investigators found that polygenic risk score (PRS) had no edge over other risk factors in predicting early-onset depression but …
  • OPINIONISTA: Fishing rights and quota allocation delays are hammering poor coastal communities 20 Jan 2021 19:03 The year 2021 will continue to be challenging for South African fishing and it is essential that the national government and the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries takes the requisite steps to provide clarity and address a wave of ongoing …
  • OPINION | Researchers studied labour migration in SA. Here’s what they found 20 Jan 2021 18:31 In South Africa two provinces – Gauteng and Western Cape – stand out among the full complement of nine – as the most attractive destinations for labour migrants. They contribute most to the economic success of the country, accounting for 49% of the gross …
  • No one should be as rich as Elon Musk 20 Jan 2021 18:20 The reactions to Elon Musk’s billionaire status are evidence that far too many South Africans have not fully grasped the destructive consequences of inequality. Entrepreneur Musk was recently crowned the richest man in the world. The founder and chief of …
  • Please, bear with us and what we have endured 20 Jan 2021 17:45 Melbourne accepted 110 days of one of the toughest lockdowns in the world. We did not like it either, but we understood it was necessary if we were to get on top of this wicked virus. We were immensely proud when we finally reached no new community …
  • Bangladesh: CrisisInSight Weekly Picks, 20 January 2021 20 Jan 2021 16:59 Bangladesh A fire broke out in Nayapara Registered Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar on 14 January. The exact cause of the fire is unknown. The camp hosts about 22,500 Rohingya refugees. 3,492 people were affected and 550 shelters, a community centre, and around …
  • NEWSMAKER-Trump exits after four turbulent years, his presidency in tatters 20 Jan 2021 16:55 By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Donald Trump led the United States for four tumultuous years with a right-wing populist approach and an “America First” message, but left office with his presidency in tatters and the country’s democratic …
  • Shanmugam ’23: Building more schools alone won’t increase enrollment in low-income countries 20 Jan 2021 16:50 In the world’s poorest countries, children who don’t attend school often have no choice but to become breadwinners — or even get married — before adulthood. For those who can stay in school, on the other hand, education is transformative. Just one …
  • Toll revenue to touch Rs 1.34 lakh crore a year by 2025: Nitin Gadkari 20 Jan 2021 16:50 Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said the National Highways Authority of India's (NHAI) financial status is in a good shape, and the country's toll revenue, which is Rs 34,000 crore per year, will touch Rs 1.34 lakh crore a year by 2025. …
  • Even one arrest can delay a millennial's entry into homeownership, study shows 20 Jan 2021 16:49 Getting arrested even once can keep a millennial from buying a home as quickly as peers with no arrest history, according to new research from a Rice University sociologist. "Homeownership Experiences Following Criminal Justice Contact" appeared …
  • OPINION: “Masking” actual authoritarianism 20 Jan 2021 15:47 In 1942, a young German woman named Sophie Scholl and her brothers founded “The White Rose,” a small student-led organization in opposition to the Nazi government. While distributing leaflets at her university, a pro-Nazi janitor reported Scholl to the …
  • Sheriff and DA Challenged 20 Jan 2021 15:22 For years, Alameda County progressives sought candidates to unseat long-time Sheriff Gregory Ahern. In every case they failed to find a challenger. But a pair of progressive Black women on Wednesday announced campaigns to unseat not only Ahern, but also …
  • Abbott Meets With Houston Methodist CEO On COVID-19 Vaccines, Snubs Turner and Hidalgo 20 Jan 2021 13:56 ^ Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. Gov. Greg Abbott and his top health advisers swung by Houston on Tuesday to meet with Houston Methodist CEO and president Dr. Mark Boom to talk about the statewide …
  • Zeerust Power begins commercial operations 20 Jan 2021 13:43 Zeerust Solar, in the North West province, has started commercial operations, having achieved full compliance on January 1. This 100% South African-owned photovoltaic (PV) project joins the Bokamoso and Waterloo Solar plants, putting the North West on the …
  • CPEC Going in the Right Direction: Ambassador 20 Jan 2021 13:17 Nong Rong-the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan has said that the projects under the CPEC were heading in the right direction and would keep on progressing at an accelerated pace. As per the shared details, while talking to the Planning, Development, and …
  • Why a Willy Wonka origins movie could be bad news for children – and Michael Aspel 20 Jan 2021 12:57 It was announced this week that Warner Bros has greenlit what might arguably qualify as the most pointless film in cinema history: a Willy Wonka origin story. The film called Wonka will be released in 2023, it has been in development for the last four …
  • Kazakh PM visits N Kazakhstan 20 Jan 2021 12:51 PETROPAVLOVSK. KAZINFORM Kazakh PM Askar Mamin paid a working visit to North Kazakhstan to survey fulfillment of investment projects and to hold a meeting on further socioeconomic development of the region, the PM’s press service informs. The PM surveyed …
  • ‘Euphoria’ teases its return to HBO with a special between-seasons episode, ‘F*ck Anyone Who’s Not a Sea Blob’ 20 Jan 2021 12:45 Streaming premieres you won't want to miss this week. Premieres Wednesday: C.B. Strike: Lethal White — Tom Burke is back as the private investigator J.K. Rowling brought into the world when she was writing as Robert Galbraith. Hmmmm, which joke do I go …
  • Philadelphia Area, Country Shares Moment Of Unity To Honor 400,000 Americans Killed By COVID-19 20 Jan 2021 11:13 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A shared national moment of unity was held Tuesday night to honor the 400,000 Americans who have now died from COVID-19. President-elect Joe Biden called for healing. It was a somberness felt nationwide as the country remembered the …
  • Preemies may have greater risk of premature death as adults, study suggests 20 Jan 2021 09:40 But what are the long-term health risks of being born too early as these infants approach middle and old age? It's a question that has been difficult to answer with many individuals in follow-up studies still too young to draw meaningful conclusions. …
  • Indigenous kids nine times more like to be in custody than non-Indigenous children in Victoria 20 Jan 2021 09:04 Victoria's rate of detention for Indigenous children is lower than the national average of 24.8 per 10,000, compared with a rate of 1.4 for non-Indigenous children. Loading Nationally, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people are 18 times …
  • Samuel Hinds has not yet defended his record 20 Jan 2021 08:29 Dear Editor, I read Samuel Hinds’ response (SN 16th Jan 2021) to my letter (7th Jan 2021) and was greatly disappointed. The former Prime Minister and President is being reminded he was asked to provide his record of accomplishments for the African …
  • Nature-based solutions needed to enhance climate resilience in Southeast Asia (commentary) 20 Jan 2021 08:11 Developing nature-based solutions (NBS) is necessary to address the climate emergency and enhance resilience of biodiversity, ecosystems, and communities. This has been recognized globally, with NBS being one of the five primary themes of focus on the road …
  • EU donates over 9 mln USD to support food needs in Mozambique 20 Jan 2021 06:30 MAPUTO, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) has donated through the World Food Program (WFP) a total of 7.6 million euros (around 9.22 million U.S. dollars) to meet the growing food needs in Mozambique driven by climate change, insecurity, …
  • 17 Leadership Lessons from Acorns CEO Noah Kerner 20 Jan 2021 06:24 January 19, 2021 11 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. My ongoing series in partnership with Entrepreneur, If I Knew Then: Leadership Lessons, allows me the rare opportunity to host virtual fireside chats with high- …
  • Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated At Lower Rates Than White Americans, Study Finds 20 Jan 2021 04:12 As the nation anxiously awaits for COVID-19 vaccines to be made available to more of the population, experts and activists are becoming increasingly concerned that the vaccines won’t reach marginalized communities. Black Americans continue to be …
  • OPINIONISTA: Spanish flu to Covid-19: If we cannot learn from history, we are condemned to repeat its mistakes 20 Jan 2021 02:59 In late September 1918, Philadelphia prematurely ended its quarantine from the February 1918-April 1920 Spanish flu pandemic to throw a parade to boost morale for the war effort. About 200,000 people lined the streets. Within 72 hours, every bed in …
  • OPINIONISTA: South Africa’s new lockdown regulations explicitly ban all ‘political gatherings’ 20 Jan 2021 02:59 In the general fog that has enveloped our pandemically framed world, it is understandable that we might not notice some things that otherwise would have previously caught our immediate attention. That’s exactly what almost happened with the latest of …
  • NEPRA unveils CSR initiative 20 Jan 2021 02:58 KARACHI: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has envisioned developing a corporate social responsibility (CSR) culture with its drive of “Power with prosperity”, a statement said on Tuesday. Speaking at a webinar, NEPRA Chairman …
  • Haiti - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 20 Jan 2021 02:48 SITUATION AT A GLANCE 11.4 MILLION Estimated Population of Haiti UN – November 2020 6.3 MILLION Estimated People Affected by the Complex Emergency in Haiti UN – January 2020 4.4 MILLION People in Need of Humanitarian Assistance UN – November 2020 1.6 …
  • SACH Community Hub aims to break down barriers to services 20 Jan 2021 02:33 A local collective of community health advocates have come together to form the SACH Community Hub to support Surrey’s diverse communities impacted by acute and emerging health challenges. SACH will bring together support services for communities most …
  • Data portal on Pakistan's financial indicators launched 20 Jan 2021 02:18 Islamabad:Karandaaz Pakistan has launched a state-of-the-art online data portal with aggregated data on financial services and selected socioeconomic indicators for the country, says a press release. The data on the portal covers segments such as …
  • Biden has a Peloton. That raises issues at the White House. 20 Jan 2021 01:57 WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden moves into the White House on Wednesday facing many weighty issues: a global pandemic. A crushing recession. Racial injustice. Right-wing extremism. But Biden’s personal weight-control and exercise regimen will face a …
  • A spectre of fascism haunts the U.S. presidential inauguration 20 Jan 2021 01:56 Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States with Washington, D.C. an armed encampment. Over 20,000 soldiers drawn from the U.S. National Guard are being deployed on January 20 for the oath of office ceremony overlooking the National Mall, …
  • High-tech fixes for the food system could have unintended consequences 20 Jan 2021 01:52 Protein derived from organic waste to feed livestock could decrease demand for soybean meal. This could lead to less deforestation caused by soy farming. But decreased production of soybean, which is also used to produce oil for food products, could …
  • Understanding The Social And Economic Impact Of The Casino Industry 20 Jan 2021 01:31 In every country, there are specific industries that benefit the economy. They contribute towards the GDP, increase employment, facilitate other sectors, and improve the standard of living of the country’s people. However, some industries pose an indirect …
  • PM Harris Congratulates Catholic Diocese Of St. John’s-Basseterre On Its 50th Anniversary 19 Jan 2021 23:28 BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, January 17, 2021 (MMS-SKN) — While congratulating the Catholic Diocese of St. John’s-Basseterre on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, Prime Minister Dr the Hon Timothy Harris has pointed out that the Church has been an important …
  • Professor’s Book Examines the History of the Armenians of Musa Dagh 19 Jan 2021 23:15 Vahram Shemmassian, head of the Armenian Studies Program at California State University, Northridge, explores the history of Armenian resistance in the Musa Dagh region of the Ottoman Empire in his latest book. Book cover for Musa Dagh: From Obscurity to …
  • DTI chief: Let 10-year-old kids out 19 Jan 2021 22:20 To boost consumer spending and further revive the economy, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said on Tuesday that he would propose to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to let 10-year-old children go out with their parents. In a radio interview, he said that …
  • Biden Peloton Raises Security Risks 19 Jan 2021 21:26 Peloton was popular before the pandemic with a wealthy subset of home exercisers, but with the quarantine, it has become something of a phenomenon in a certain socioeconomic bracket. There are Peloton message boards (“Joe Biden has a Peloton,” Peloton …
  • Creating Change: Nonprofit gives back to Clarksville ISD 19 Jan 2021 21:04 CLARKSVILLE — Deirdre Neely and Shaneisha Hickson know that sometimes communities need a boost — and they’re starting in Clarksville. The two women founded a nonprofit, Citizens and Communities Creating Change, or C4, in July, and recently set up a cabinet …
  • Risk of ADHD may increase if expectant mother has autoimmune disorder, study says 19 Jan 2021 20:33 Women with autoimmune disorders who become pregnant are significantly more likely to have babies that later develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, according to a longitudinal study of babies and mothers in Australia. Common autoimmune …
  • A new carbon budget framework provides a clearer view of our climate deadlines 19 Jan 2021 19:47 Just how close are the world's countries to achieving the Paris Agreement target of keeping climate change limited to a 1.5°C increase above pre-industrial levels? It's a tricky question with a complex answer. One approach is to use the remaining …
  • Northern Corridor Economic Region boosts talent ecosystem, addresses unemployment in Penang, says NCIA chief 19 Jan 2021 19:25 East Coast Economic Region (ECER) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Jebasingam Issace John speaks to reporters outside Ilham Tower in Kuala Lumpur June 6, 2018. — Picture by Razak Ghazali GEORGE TOWN, Jan 19 — The Northern Corridor Implementation …
  • Practise tolerance, shun differences 19 Jan 2021 17:39 President Abdul Hamid yesterday said the opposition parties, alongside the ruling party, would have to play a constructive role in maintaining transparency, accountability, tolerance, human rights and rule of law. Addressing the inaugural sitting of this …
  • 23 airports of Groupe ADP's network launch 'Airports for Trust' charter 19 Jan 2021 16:29 Groupe ADP, the world’s leading airport network, and 23 of its partner companies - including Airport International Group (Amman), TAV Airports (Istanbul), Liège Airports (Grâce-Hollogne), ZAG (Zagreb), Nuevo Pudahuel (Santiago de Chile) and Ravinala …
  • Wanted: Leaders with vision 19 Jan 2021 15:58 Supporters of US President Donald Trump climb on walls at the US Capitol during a protest against the certification of the 2020 US presidential election results in Washington on Jan. 6. —REUTERS The Jan. 6 “invasion” of the US Capitol in Washington, by …
  • A CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR KENNETH HARROW PART 3: 19 Jan 2021 15:56 1 hour ago Comments Off on A CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR KENNETH HARROW PART 3: 4 Views AFRICAN FILM: VIEWING A POSTMODERN EPISODE   Son, brother, husband, colleague, teacher, mentor, friend Titles good enough even for the best of us On this occasion have …
  • Report: Virginia Mental Distress Soars Even Before Pandemic 19 Jan 2021 14:48 The number of adults in Virginia who avoided health care because of cost decreased 22% between 2013 and 2019, according to a new report. (Adobe stock) January 19, 2021 RICHMOND, Va. -- An annual report examining social, economic and environmental impacts …
  • Efsharibari program working to combat health effects of COVID lockdowns 19 Jan 2021 12:50 The Health Ministry's Efsharibari (being healthy is possible) in the City program is working with local authorities to combat the health challenges presented by the three coronavirus lockdowns, including lack of exercise, increased screen time, anxiety …
  • Creating sustainable healthcare solutions and addressing the 10/90 gap 19 Jan 2021 11:43 The COVID-19 pandemic has reached all parts of the globe, affecting tens of millions of people: healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor. However, the most badly affected parts of the world are also the ones where access to healthcare is not universal and is …
  • Dr. Vahram Shemmassian to Virtually Discuss New Book on Armenians of Musa Dagh 19 Jan 2021 10:47 Dr. Vahram Shemmassian Dr. Vahram Shemmassian, Director of the Armenian Studies Program at California State University, Northridge, will speak about his new book “The Armenians of Musa Dagh: From Obscurity to Genocide Resistance and Fame 1840-1915.” The …
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mkambathi development is a win-win outcome for the local community who own the land 19 Jan 2021 10:33 Horseshoe Falls is one of more than 20 scenic waterfalls in Mkambathi Nature Reserve. (Photo: Supplied) The 9 April 2019 Daily Maverick article by Tony Carnie, “Privatising paradise – questions emerge over exclusive Wild Coast lodges”, with the strap …
  • Why You Should Be Thinking About Pensions 19 Jan 2021 10:28 For many people, state or private pensions are something that exists in the background without ever being the center of attention – until it is too late. The truth is that pensions are extremely complicated, often mismanaged, and a crucial social resource. …
  • Norman Lear and Sally Struthers look back as ‘All in the Family’ turns 50 19 Jan 2021 10:00 In January 1971, “All in the Family” stormed onto America’s TV screens — blowing a collective raspberry at network complacency and lobbing a grenade into prime time. The show’s blustery lead character, Archie Bunker, soon became a rallying point for a …
  • Capitol Hill ‘Insurrection’ 19 Jan 2021 09:56 Democracy, Global Geopolitics, Global Governance, Headlines, North America, TerraViva United Nations Opinion Dr Asoka Bandarage, a scholar and practitioner, has taught at Yale, Brandeis, Mount Holyoke (where she received tenure), Georgetown, American and …
  • These decisions belong with government bodies 19 Jan 2021 09:08 As for the reported 20 noise complaints a month, that it is a huge number, because once a resident has registered a noise complaint, their next complaint is not counted again, so this translates to at least 240 new complainants each year. Lyndi Chapman, …
  • India, China set to lead vaccine distribution in APAC region: Moody's Analytics 19 Jan 2021 09:04 New Delhi: Moody's Analytics on Monday said India, along with China, would take lead in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the Asia-Pacific region. India launched its vaccination programme on January 16 after the drug regulator DCGI earlier this …
  • Leaders young and old say Dr. King's message resonates today 19 Jan 2021 06:59 DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Amid the celebrations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy Monday are reflections on the current state of the country as the political atmosphere remains charged. The era of protest and unrest calls to mind the time when Dr. King  …
  • The perpetual-war paradigm can't ensure against the prospect of revolution in the imperial core 19 Jan 2021 05:36 Consider the following two quotes, one of them from Mao Zedong... The socialist system will eventually replace the capitalist system; this is an objective law independent of man's will. However much the reactionaries try to hold back the wheel of …
  • After 10 months of online learning, some Anchorage elementary schools are finally reopening 19 Jan 2021 04:58 At Anchorage’s Creekside Park Elementary School on Friday, kindergarten teacher Rhiana Gay put the finishing touches on her classroom’s setup, placing clips holding face masks on the edges of the desks in preparation for the first day of in-person classes …
  • JCC establishes scholarship to honor the late Rabbi Shapiro 19 Jan 2021 04:40 SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Jewish Community Center (JCC) has established a new scholarship in remembrance of the late Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro. The Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro Memorial Fund for Social Justice was initiated by Springfield attorney Gary Weiner, …
  • Northern Sask. medical health officer calls for tighter restrictions on outdoor gatherings 19 Jan 2021 03:46 REGINA -- Overcrowded living conditions and non-compliance with the province’s public health measures is playing a part in the high COVID-19 case numbers in Northern Saskatchewan. "Overall, what is really driving the current infections are multiple …
  • Waunakee Food Pantry's new director brings new ideas, goals 19 Jan 2021 03:25 Cassandra Punsel and others who serve the Waunakee Food Pantry have dreams for the operation. Eventually, they’d like a larger space, perhaps its own building to allow for more food storage at the operation, said Punsel, who took over the role of …
  • New consultations in Ignace over nuclear waste site 19 Jan 2021 03:18 Residents asked to fill out survey from Nuclear Waste Management Organization between Jan. 18 and Feb. 26 Residents in Ignace, one of two remaining candidates to serve as a repository for Canada’s nuclear’s waste, are being asked to weigh in as the Nuclear …
  • Understanding the Philippines' relative success with COVID-19 19 Jan 2021 03:01 The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), continues to spread across the globe. Though some countries report surging cases, others seemed to have contained the virus's …
  • Kalat, Zhob to have six centres for stunted children: Nishtar 19 Jan 2021 01:41 ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister and Head of the Ehsaas Programme Dr Sania Nishtar said on Sunday that six Nashwonuma Centres would be opened in Kalat and Zhob districts of Balochistan in the first phase of the programme. “The flagship …
  • Socioeconomic survey starts in Pindi on 25th 16 Jan 2021 07:43 RAWALPINDI: The National Socioeconomic Registry survey under the Ehsaas programme will begin in the district from Jan 25, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr Sania Nishtar said on Friday. Addressing a …
  • Letter to the Editor | Cash bail engenders socioeconomic inequity 14 Jan 2021 09:52 On Nov. 9, State Sen. Peters introduced the Pretrial Fairness Act (SB4025) to the State Senate. This bill will prohibit the use of money bond; if this passes, no one will be incarcerated before trial because they are unable to pay bail. The bill contains …
  • Kazakhstan to consider socioeconomic development results and goals 12 Jan 2021 14:59 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The results of the country’s socio-economic development in 2020 and the tasks for this year will be discussed at an expanded meeting of the Government at the end of January. «The meeting will be chaired by President Kassym Jomart …
  • QRCS provides socioeconomic support for COVID-19 victims in Montenegro 10 Jan 2021 14:13 January 10th, 2021 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has concluded a project to address the socioeconomic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak in Montenegro, in order to reduce the impact on the wellbeing of the affected communities. With a total …
  • Socioeconomic status linked to prevalence of complex multimorbidity 07 Jan 2021 00:26 People are living longer than ever. The average age of the population is increasing. Yet the number of people with multiple chronic health problems, called multimorbidity, is also growing. However, the incidence of multimorbidity is not evenly distributed …
  • How smog widens the socioeconomic divide in Lahore 04 Jan 2021 18:21 SUDDEN spikes in smog last week have lowered visibility and have added a greenish hue to the air.—Murtaza Ali / White Star ONCE again Lahore has been enveloped in the same old thing: smog — now known as the city’s fifth season — is here to stay and …
  • CE: Socioeconomic stability maintained despite Covid-19 crisis 04 Jan 2021 03:04 Chief Executive (CE) Ho Iat Seng said that Macau has maintained its socioeconomic stability, despite the arduousness of the year due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy. In his New Year message, the city’s leader pledged that the …