Friday , November 22nd , 2019  

Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election Brings Back a Polarising Wartime Figure

“Over our dead bodies.” Villagers in Beragama, Sri Lanka protest to prevent government surveyors from carrying out mapping due to fears of losing their land. Credit: Sanjana Hattotuwa/IPS By Alan KeenanBRUSSELS, Nov 21 2019 – On 16 November, Gotabaya Rajapaksa – who served as defence secretary during the final phase of Sri Lanka’s brutal civil war – won a decisive victory in Sri Lanka’s...

U.N. Group Launched to put Afghan Women at Centre of Peace Initiatives 

Two Afghan women walk near an ancient Mosque in western Herat province. On Tuesday Afghanistan’s first female ambassador to the United Nations launched a women’s group that aims to “protect and safeguard” the work that’s been done in the advancement of women’s rights in the last 18 years. Courtesy UNAMA / Fraidoon Poya. By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 2019 – Afghanistan’s...

More Than just a Toilet: Fusing innovation & Partnerships for a Better World

Kohler and International Development Enterprises (iDE) have partnered to provide safe sanitation solutions to communities in Ghana since 2016. Photo Cred: iDE By Ratish NamboothiryKOHLER, Wisconsin, Nov 21 2019 – Each year, World Toilet Day* raises awareness of the crucial role that sanitation plays in reducing disease and creating healthier communities. At Kohler, we’re committed to finding...

Green Steel

IBUKU have helped create pioneering bamboo buildings such as the ‘Heart of School’ at Green School. Credit: INBAR By Charlotte KingBEIJING, China, Nov 21 2019 – How Indonesian craftsmanship is undergoing a revival at the world’s first ‘bamboo university’. It’s fast-growing, flexible and strong. Standing underneath a bamboo canopy, it is easy to understand why people have been using...

Former Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove, MD, Joins InnovaHealth Partners as Senior Advisor

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Former Cleveland Clinic CEO, Delos M. "Toby" Cosgrove, MD, has joined InnovaHealth Partners ("InnovaHealth") as Senior Advisor. Dr. Cosgrove was the Cleveland Clinic's CEO and President from 2004 to May 2017 and now serves as an Executive Advisor, working on growth strategies with the Cleveland Clinic's leadership. As CEO...

Winning the ‘No Food Loss’ Battle: The Case of Japan

Veena S. Kulkarni, PhD is Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Sociology and Geography, Arkansas State University, USA By Veena S. KulkarniARKANSAS, Nov 20 2019 – Humankind since almost the time that there is recorded history has grappled with the question of ‘how many is too many?’ The response is expectedly complex as it varies across time and space. The pace of population...

Achieving the Possible: “Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East”

Credit: United Nations By Tariq RaufVIENNA, Nov 20 2019 – A historic conference on the Middle East opened at the United Nations in New York on 18th November and will continue until 22nd November. The Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction is presided over by Ambassador Sima Bahous of Jordan. This matter has been before...

Evo Morales: Hero or Villain?

By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Nov 20 2019 – To be president in a country like Bolivia might be like a precarious act performed by a tightrope-dancer between “the Devil and the deep blue sea”. After 23 years as Bolivia’s President, Evo Morales finally lost his foothold and ended up as political refugee in Mexico, adding his name to a long list of previous revolutionary exiles, like Augusto...

As Donors Ramp up Polio Funding, Worries of Comeback Persist

Polio cases around have declined globally by more than 99 percent since 1988, but the type 1 poliovirus remains endemic in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where it has made a comeback this year and infected 102 people. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS By James ReinlUNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 2019 – Efforts to wipe polio off the face of the planet took a step forward this week, with a multibillion-dollar...

Anomali Demonstrates Intelligence Driven Cybersecurity Solutions at CIO 100 East Africa

NAIVASHA, Kenya, Nov. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anomali, a leader in intelligence–driven cybersecurity solutions, is demonstrating the Anomali Altitude platform during the "CIO 100 Symposium and Awards' event at the Lake Naivasha Resort (LNR). The Anomali Altitude platform delivers Anomali Lens, Anomali ThreatStream, and Anomali Match. The integrated product suite allows...