Wednesday , May 22nd , 2019  

Sol-Gel Technologies Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Corporate Update

Top–line results from Phase III Epsolay and TWIN trials remain on track; mid–2019 and 4Q19, respectfully Reports top–line generic product revenues of $6.3 million NESS ZIONA, Israel, May 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sol–Gel Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLGL) ("Sol–Gel" or the "Company"), a clinical–stage dermatology company focused on...

Preventing Antibiotic Resistance: Look to the Livestock Industry

Among the major drivers of the Antimicrobial Resistance crisis is the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in livestock and feed. Credit: Germán Miranda/IPS. By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 21 2019 – Antimicrobial resistance is quickly becoming a global crisis and risks reversing a century of progress in health. Some organisations have already geared up and are tackling the issue...

Public-Private Partnerships Fad Fails

After the failure and abuses of privatization became apparent, public-private partnerships have since been promoted ostensibly to mobilize private finance for the public purpose. In all too many cases, PPPs have socialized costs and losses while ensuring private financial gains. By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 21 2019 – After the failure and abuses of privatization and contracting-out...

Rohingya Repatriation: Many twists and turns but no solution in sight yet

Amir Ali, a Rohingya violinist who was a member of a wedding band of the northern Rakhine State of Myanmar, attends a weekly prayer event to play the violin at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, March 7, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS/MOHAMMAD PONIR HOSSAIN By Mohammad ZamanMay 21 2019 (IPS-Partners) There are over a million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, including the latest batch of 800,000...

Partnerships to Promote Equality for LGBTI People

Credit: UNDP Dominican Republic By Inka MattilaSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, May 21 2019 – As states and civil society organizations are increasingly acting to address stigma, discrimination and human rights violations targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, dialogues and alliances jointly tackle these challenges. The United Nations Development Programme´s...

“We need to move beyond mere tolerance and towards empathy to truly celebrate cultural diversity,” says the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, May 21 2019 (IPS-Partners) On the occasion of the 2019 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, commemorated annually on 21 May, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, Ambassador Idriss Jazairy, calls for the celebration of cultural diversity which is a common heritage. This is all the more vital...

Executive Director of the Geneva Centre: Education constitutes an important building block to counter violent extremist narratives

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, May 21 2019 (IPS-Partners) Equal access to education can open vital spaces for inclusiveness, reconciliation and dialogue as well as address prevailing toxic narratives fuelling violent and extremist ideologies, said the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Ambassador Idriss Jazairy at a conference organized by the World...

Emovis wins Utah’s Road Usage Charging for Alternative Fuel Vehicles Project

NEW YORK, May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The State of Utah officially announced the award of its Road Usage Charge for Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) project to emovis. AFVs eligible for Utah's program include gas hybrid, plug–in hybrid, and electric vehicles. While beneficial for the environment, the rapid spread of hybrid and electric vehicles is posing financial issues to Transportation...

Long Life to Their Majesties, the Bees!

Credit: UNDP-Guatemala/Carolina Trutmann By Baher KamalMADRID, May 20 2019 – Amazingly organised social communities, bees ensure food chain. ‘Bee’ grateful to them… at least on their World Day! While the (surprisingly) still called homo sapiens continues to destroy Mother Nature, bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, carry on performing their vital role...

Siemplify Closes $30M in Series C Financing

NEW YORK and TEL AVIV, Israel, May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Siemplify, the leading independent provider of security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR), today announced that it has secured $30 million in Series C funding led by Georgian Partners. Siemplify will use these new funds to drive significant expansion of its global go–to–market strategy, as well as further...