Friday , July 19th , 2019  

Einstein Letters Up for Sale During Centennial of Theory of General Relativity

LAS VEGAS, July 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Winner's Auctions Ltd., an international auction house specializing in manuscripts, historic documents, rare maps, coins and more, will host an auction on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 featuring a collection of letters penned by Albert Einstein and written in English, among other rare and historic items. Currently owned by a private party in the United...

Nasdaq and the Iraq Stock Exchange Signs New Market Technology Agreement

STOCKHOLM, Sweden and BAGHDAD, Iraq, July 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nasdaq Inc. (Nasdaq: NDAQ) and the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) have signed a new agreement to extend their market technology relationship. As part of the agreement, Nasdaq will continue providing ISX with matching engine and central securities depository (CSD) technology. This new agreement marks the next chapter of a technology...

How Skills Can Change Lives of World’s Youth

Group photo at the ‘World Youth Skills Day 2019′ commemoration event at the UN Headquarters July 15 By Lakshi De Vass GunawardenaUNITED NATIONS, Jul 18 2019 – When the United Nations commemorated World Youth Skills Day, there was one stark reality that emerged out of the event: the world’s youth account for over a third of the global population of more than 7.7 billion people,...

UN Report Shows Mixed Results in Meeting SDGs

By Daniel YangUNITED NATIONS, Jul 18 2019 – The United Nations launched its 2019 report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), showing inadequate progress in the fourth year into the sustainable development agenda and highlighting the need for imminent global action. Released on the first day of the SDG High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the report evaluates progress made towards the 2030...

Desperation and Fear on the Mexican Border

“Carmen S.” holds her son, 3, at a shelter where they were staying in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, May 2019, after being returned to Mexico under the Trump administration’s “Migrant Protection Protocols.” Carmen told Human Rights Watch that she was thinking of trying to cross illegally but was afraid of losing her children. © 2019 Clara Long/Human Rights Watch By Ariana SawyerSAN FRANCISCO,...

Parts of Kenya are Already Above 1.5˚C

Research shows goats and sheep populations in Kenya have increased as the country’s temperatures have increased, in some places above 1.5˚C. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS By Isaiah EsipisuNAIROBI, Jul 18 2019 – Kenya’s getting hotter. Much hotter than the 1.5˚C increase that has been deemed acceptable by global leaders, and it is too hot for livestock, wildlife and plants to survive. Thousands...

Heatwaves are a ‘New Normal’, Says Red Cross

Adelaide Maphangane stands beside an empty water hole in the district of Mabalane, Mozambique. Many people come to this area to dig for water and often leave empty handed. The holes they are digging to reach water are getting deeper by the day. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says that heatwaves are one of the deadliest natural hazards facing humanity. Courtesy:...

The Geneva Centre issues publication on enhancing access to justice for workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Jul 17 2019 (IPS-Partners) A new publication entitled “Improving access to justice for workers: The case of the UAE” has been published by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue. The publication is an outcome of a panel discussion held on 20 March 2018 at Palais des Nations in Geneva addressing the same subject. The debate was jointly organized...

Growing African Agriculture One Byte at a Time

Ella Mazani a smallholder maize farmer from Shurugwi, central Zimbabwe, uses her mobile phone to buy inputs, sell produce and understand the climatic conditions for the next cropping season. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS By Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jul 17 2019 – Ella Mazani is a mobile phone farmer. “My mobile phone is part of my farming. It supports my farming and my family’s welfare...

US Defunds UNFPA for Third Consecutive Year– on Misconceived Assumptions

By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 2019 – The Trump administration, in its continued hostility towards the United Nations– and as part of its policy aimed at undermining multilateral institutions and international commitments– has withheld its annual contributions to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) – for the third consecutive year. The three- year annual cuts, which began in...