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HKTDC Education & Careers Expo Opens on Thursday

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 8:36 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Sophia Chong, Assistant Executive Director of the HKTDC, says the 2019 HKTDC Education & Careers Expo will feature two major zones - the Education Zone and Careers Zone - along with new education-themed zones and four career theme days. The expo will ... More >>

Branched-Chain Amino Acids and Cancer Research

Monday, 21 January 2019, 7:49 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE, Jan 21, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Researchers at A*STAR's Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC) have discovered that branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) in tumours can be targeted to prevent and treat cancer. Together with collaborators from the ... More >>

Fire and Emergency NZ deploys to Tasmania

Monday, 21 January 2019, 4:26 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

A contingent of New Zealand firefighting personnel is heading overseas, this time to help combat a growing number wildfires in Tasmania. More >>

Tongan fibre-optic cable outage relieved by satellite

Monday, 21 January 2019, 4:05 pm | Kacific

Auckland, 21 January 2019 – Since 8:30pm yesterday evening (Sunday 20th January) Tonga Cable has been suffering an outage in the submarine cable network that connects the island nation to the outside world, plunging the island nation into digital isolation. ... More >>

Trump administration is Israel’s partner in targeting UNRWA

Monday, 21 January 2019, 1:43 pm | PLO

Following the decision of the so-called National Security Council at the Israeli Prime Minister’s office approving a plan to end UNRWA presence in Jerusalem, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi issued the following statement on behalf of the PLO Executive Committee: More >>

Libyan laws discriminate against Libyan women

Monday, 21 January 2019, 1:08 pm | Euro-Med Monitor

Geneva - A detailed report on the risks facing Libyan women married to foreign nationals was issued today by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. The report illustrates the Libyan legislation’s arbitrary restrictions placed on this type of marriage, ... More >>

Detention Protest Spreads Nationally

Monday, 21 January 2019, 12:04 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Hundreds of immigration detainees in detention centres across the country have begun a hunger strike protest this morning, Monday 21 January. More >>

Poverty Isn't a Privilege: The White Man Is Your Brother Too

Sunday, 20 January 2019, 10:37 am | Dr. Keith Magee

Writing to fellow clergy from a Birmingham Jail (The Negro Is Your Brother), Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - gravely concerned about all who were poor and experiencing inequality - said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We ... More >>

Bali Bombing Mastermind, to be released 6 years early

Saturday, 19 January 2019, 7:59 pm | Indonesia Institute

The early release of Abu Bakar Bashir, the ‘Mastermind’ behind the 2002 Bali bombings – that took the lives of 202 people and injured a further 209 – will be met with a mixture of dismay and anger by those directly and indirected affected ... More >>

Disregard Wike's Comments, APC Urges Rivers People

Saturday, 19 January 2019, 11:16 am | Rivers APC

The Coordinator of the campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari in Rivers State, Pastor Tonye Cole has urged Rivers people to remain steadfast in their support for the APC and its Presidential candidate. More >>

Spy Theories and the White House: Donald Trump and Russia

Saturday, 19 January 2019, 11:15 am | Binoy Kampmark

The level of absurdity in US politics has now reached such vertigo inducing levels as to render all manner of things permissible. Contact with the unwashed implies collaboration; discussion with the enemy implies assent. To go to a dinner party ... More >>

Amos Oz and the real Israel

Saturday, 19 January 2019, 11:14 am | Redress Information

On 29 December the New York Times (NYT) reported the death of the charismatic Israeli writer Amos Oz. Born in Jerusalem in 1939, Oz was altogether Israeli. That is, he did not come to Palestine from somewhere else. Only nine years old when Israel came ... More >>

On King Holiday Commemoration

Saturday, 19 January 2019, 11:11 am | Trice Edney News Wire

600 Black Legislators Resolved to Push Policies for Economic Justice By Hazel Trice Edney More >>

UN calls on Zimbabwe Government to end ‘crackdown'

Saturday, 19 January 2019, 11:07 am | UN News

In Zimbabwe, violence and the reported use of live ammunition by State security officials against protesters that has led to “a number of deaths” should be investigated thoroughly and transparently by the Government, the UN human rights office, OHCHR ... More >>

Things Congress Could Do for Peace, From Easiest to Hardest

Saturday, 19 January 2019, 11:03 am | David Swanson

By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/things-congress-could-do-for-peace-from-easiest-to-hardest/ More >>

Myanmar: UN expert expresses alarm at escalating conflict

Saturday, 19 January 2019, 11:01 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The UN’s human rights expert on Myanmar expressed alarm at the escalating violence in northern and central Rakhine State and Chin State, and called on all sides to exercise restraints in use of force and to ensure the protection of civilians. Since ... More >>

Rivers APC: No cause of alarm over Judgement - Eze

Saturday, 19 January 2019, 11:00 am | Rivers APC

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state have been encouraged not to lose faith over recent developments, regarding the failure of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to publish names of the party's candidates in ... More >>

Asia Pacific Superyachts at Thailand Yacht Forum

Saturday, 19 January 2019, 10:58 am | Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ

Asia Pacific Superyachts co-founder Gordon Fernandes participated in the January 11, 2019 Thailand Yachting Forum Panel Dialogue, “Highlighting Strategies for Attracting Yachts and Improving Safety at Sea” held at the Royal Phuket Marina in Phuket. More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - Zimbabwe, Montenegro

Saturday, 19 January 2019, 10:57 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 18 January 2019 Subject: 1) Zimbabwe We are deeply troubled by the socio-economic crisis that is unfolding in Zimbabwe and the repression of large scale protests in ... More >>

Singapore government to amend the Copyright Act

Friday, 18 January 2019, 5:42 pm | ACN Newswire

The government announces it will not allow importers, distributors and retailers to commercially benefit when knowingly dealing with set-top boxes enabled to allow access to unauthorized content. More >>

Israel Institute slams Malaysian ban on Israeli Paralympions

Friday, 18 January 2019, 3:19 pm | Israel Institute

Israel Institute of New Zealand director, Dr David Cumin, is calling on the International Paralympic Committee to move an upcoming Paralympic event out of Malaysia following a decision, by the Malaysian Government, not to allow Israeli athletes to enter the ... More >>

Euro-Med: Detention and torture of Saudi activists

Friday, 18 January 2019, 3:17 pm | Euro Med Monitor

The Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor called on the Saudi authorities to determine the fate of dozens of activists and human rights defenders arrested during the past two years on the background of expressing their opinions. The continued detention of ... More >>

Reports of excessive force against Sudan protests worrying

Friday, 18 January 2019, 3:10 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (17 January 2019) – Credible reports of the use of excessive force, including live ammunition, by State security forces against protestors across Sudan over the past month are deeply worrying, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet ... More >>

New Zealand’s human rights record to be reviewed

Friday, 18 January 2019, 1:53 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (16 January 2019) – New Zealand’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Monday, 21 January 2019 in a meeting that will be webcast live ... More >>

West African Financial Institutions Hit by Cyber Attacks

Friday, 18 January 2019, 9:38 am | Symantec

Symantec researchers have uncovered attacks on banks and other financial institutions in several West African countries by cyber criminals employing a range of commodity malware – readily available in the cyber underground – and living off the land ... More >>

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter Closes

Friday, 18 January 2019, 8:56 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

The 50th edition of Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter welcomed some 13,000 buyers from 78 countries and regions during its four-day run, which ended today. More >>

Blockpass Announces Further Listing of PASS Token

Friday, 18 January 2019, 8:55 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Jan 17, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Digital identity verification solution Blockpass today announced the successful listing of its native utility token, PASS, on popular token trading platforms Bitfinex and Ethfinex. Blockpass and Ethfinex ... More >>

Affordable, Faster Connectivity for Tuvalu

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 5:13 pm | World Bank

WASHINGTON, January 16, 2019 – An innovative public-private partnership (PPP) model, the first of its kind in Tuvalu, will develop the nation’s internet access network, with support from a US$29 million grant approved today by the World Bank’s ... More >>

More urgency needed to help ‘locked out’ before 2030

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 4:32 pm | United Nations

More urgency needed to help increasing numbers ‘locked out’, before 2030, says UN’s Bachelet More >>

Credible reports at least 890 killed in western DRC violence

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 4:30 pm | United Nations

UN Human Rights Office says credible reports suggest at least 890 killed in western DRC violence in mid-December More >>

Iran: Prisoners need appropriate health care urgently

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 4:29 pm | United Nations

Iran: Prisoners Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Narges Mohammadi need appropriate health care urgently – UN experts More >>

Bachelet appeals for record funds to support UN work

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 3:35 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (16 January 2019) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday urged States to step up their support in 2019 in order to fund what she described as “the most ambitious programme of work ever drawn by my Office.” More >>

3,300+ Finance, Business Leaders Join Asian Financial Forum

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 3:29 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

On-site Survey Shows Over Half of Respondents Optimistic or Neutral about Economic Prospects in 2019 More >>

Creso Pharma Targets Multi-Billion Dollar Pet Industry

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 3:26 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

SEATTLE, WA, Jan 16, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- CFN Media Group ("CFN Media"), the leading agency and financial media network dedicated to the North American cannabis industry, announces publication of an article discussing ... More >>

5 things Guterres wants the UN to focus on in 2019

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 2:30 pm | United Nations

Despite countless “headwinds” and “ills”, the United Nations has “made a real difference” in 2018 and will need to achieve even more in 2019, as the planet faces “a world of trouble”. More >>

Bird’s Eye View: 50 years of South American bird trade

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 2:07 pm | Traffic International

Cambridge, UK, 16th January 2019 —South Africa was the world’s leading exporter of South American parrots between 2000 and 2013 after Amazon countries “abandoned the possibility of legally and competitively producing and exporting their wildlife,” ... More >>

3,300+ Finance, Business Leaders Join Asian Financial Forum

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 8:27 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

On-site Survey Shows Over Half of Respondents Optimistic or Neutral about Economic Prospects in 2019 More >>

Tactile Internet a step closer to reality

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 8:22 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Researchers in South Korea have developed extremely fast information processing technologies that can help usher in the next generation of the Internet More >>

Pacific islands must call on Australia to end detention

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 4:20 pm | Amnesty International

At the start of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s visit to Vanuatu and Fiji on 16-18 January 2019, Amnesty International calls on their governments to raise the regional humanitarian crisis triggered by Australia’s indefinite detention ... More >>

Two Malaysian Companies to Develop Low GI Roti Canai

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 4:13 pm | ACN Newswire

PERTH/KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Food ingredient specialist Holista CollTech Ltd (ASX:HCT, "Holista") has partnered Bursa Malaysia-listed Kawan Food Berhad ("Kawan Food") to produce healthy Asian flatbreads, including ... More >>

More Needed to End Ebola Epidemic in DRC

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 1:47 pm | Mercy Corps

GOMA, DRC—The global organization Mercy Corps is deeply concerned about the inadequate international response to the growing Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has killed 392 Congolese out of almost 600 confirmed cases in ... More >>

Syrians in ‘life and death’ struggle in desert camp

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 1:46 pm | United Nations

Thousands of Syrians in ‘life and death’ struggle amid harsh conditions in remote desert camp, UN warns More >>

Former Côte d’Ivoire president acquitted of war crimes

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 1:44 pm | United Nations

International Criminal Court acquits former president Gbagbo of war crimes in Côte d’Ivoire More >>

‘Horrible terrorist act’ in Nairo strongly condemned

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 1:42 pm | United Nations

Following a deadly terrorist attack in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, on Tuesday, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, and the President of the UN General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa, condemned the act and said ... More >>

Palestine takes reins of UN developing countries coalition

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 1:41 pm | United Nations

Acknowledging “a long road ahead” on the United Nations ambitious agenda, Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed on Tuesday “the historic leadership of the state of Palestine” as the new Chair of the Group of 77’s (G77). More >>

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter Is Under Way

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 8:21 am | ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Jan 15, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - The 50th edition of HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2019 kicked off yesterday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The four-day show (14-17 Jan), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development ... More >>

Guatemalan Govt urged to guarantee democratic freedoms

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 2:17 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (14 January 2019) – Ahead of the demonstrations expected in several Guatemalan cities today and tomorrow, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged the Guatemalan Government to guarantee freedom of expression and ... More >>

Hong Kong Fashion Week Opens with 1,400 Exhibitors

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 11:06 am | ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Jan 14, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 50th edition of Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter started its four-day run today and continues until 17 Jan at the Hong Kong Convention and ... More >>

Binance SAFU Pre-Hackathon Discovered Blockchain Elite

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 11:04 am | ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Jan 14, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - The First Binance SAFU Pre-Hackathon was successfully closed in Hong Kong which was take place at Bitwork office on 12 -13th of January 2019, co-organized with Blockdynamics and Genesis Block. The aim of the ... More >>

The US Air Force takes delivery of long awaited KC-46A

Sunday, 13 January 2019, 10:29 am | Aerotime News Hub

The United States Air Force announced that it accepted to receive its first KC-46A Pegasus tanker from Boeing on January 10, 2019, more than a year after due date. But it might take a bit longer to see it in action. More >>

Laser Tech 2019 - Optics & Photonics Conference in Frankfurt

Sunday, 13 January 2019, 10:28 am | Laser Tech

The next series in the Laser Tech Conference “2nd International Conference on Laser, Optics and Photonics” is set to happen on April 15-16, 2019 at Frankfurt, Germany which includes many driving keynote speakers and session speakers passing on their ... More >>

Iconic winemaker visits Fiji

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 1:43 pm | Motibhai Group of Companies

The head of Australia’s leading family owned wine company – Taylors Wines is impressed with the beauty of Fiji and the friendliness of the Fijian people. More >>

Proposal to protect elephants at upcoming CITES conference

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 11:12 am | Humane Society International

Countries must grasp vital chance to protect 152 wild animal species from trade exploitation including giraffes, sharks, elephants and white rhino, says Humane Society International ahead of CITES CoP18 in Sri Lanka More >>

Trump Declares Himself a National Emergency

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 10:59 am | David Swanson

As a dedicated peace activist, I believe Trump needs to be removed from office immediately. More >>

Special Report: The Upcoming Brexit Report

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 10:54 am | ThinkMarkets

A weaker currency usually makes the country’s export more attractive and we have seen this story playing really well over in Europe when the European Central Bank deliberately tried to push the currency lower. More >>

Israel’s policies of apartheid and aggression threaten peace

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 10:51 am | Palestine Liberation Organisation

In response to media inquiries regarding Israel’s opening of a new 'Apartheid Road’ in occupied Jerusalem and its surrounding areas, segregating Palestinians from Israeli settlers by an eight-meter-high wall, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi ... More >>

Critical juncture for human rights in North Korea – UN

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 10:48 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Reflecting on breakthroughs that brought an easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula in the past year, the UN’s human rights expert on North Korea said that 2019 represented “a critical test, not only for peace and denuclearisation but for human rights”. ... More >>

UN human rights expert to visit Thailand and Bangladesh

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 10:44 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will visit Myanmar’s neighbours Thailand and Bangladesh from 14 to 24 January 2018. The Government of Myanmar has maintained its decision to cease cooperation with the ... More >>

MOSOP Urges Environment Ministry Not to Cause Crisis

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 10:43 am | MOSOP Media

The movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOP, has called on Legborsi Pyagbara and the ministry of environment led by the minister not to cause crisis in Ogoniland. More >>

Ion Fulfillment Adding Private Label CBD Supplements in 2019

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 10:41 am | Ion Fulfillment

Ion Fulfillment plans to make big changes in 2019 adding several new products and supplements to their private label catalog. Some of the new products will include Hemp/CBD-based supplements and products. These new CBD supplements/products are still ... More >>