Living with Drought: Lessons from Brazil’s Semiarid Region

By Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 23 2020 – No one died of hunger during the worst drought in Brazil’s semiarid ecoregion, between 2011 and 2018, in sharp contrast to the past when scarce rainfall caused deaths, looting, a mass exodus to the South and bloody conflicts. Social programmes such as Bolsa Familia (family grant), […]

EndSARS Protest: Majority Condemns Killings and Offers Free Calls To And From Nigeria

HOUSTON and STOCKHOLM, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — We are deeply saddened and concerned about the police brutality against protesters in Nigeria, which has already resulted in the deaths of at least 56 people, and urge President Muhammadu Buhari to end the violence. As a company that is proud to support our Nigerian community […]

‘The Sahel – a Microcosm of Cascading Global Risks Converging in One Region’

The crisis in the Sahel has been further exacerbated by both climate change, as well as the current coronavirus pandemic. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Oct 22 2020 – The European Commission this week pledged $27.8 million in humanitarian support to the Sahel region as floods and the coronavirus pandemic exacerbate the stability […]

Mahatma’s Non-Violence: Essence of Culture of Peace for New Humanity

Credit: United Nations By Ambassador Anwarul K. ChowdhuryHONOLULU, Hawaii, Oct 22 2020 – I will begin by presenting to you excerpts from the message from UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the International Day of Non-Violence. I quote: “In marking the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, this International Day highlights the remarkable power of non-violence and peaceful […]

DraftKings and Peermont Launch PalaceBet in South Africa

BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG) and Peermont Hotels, Gaming and Resorts, a leading South African gaming and hospitality group, today announced the successful recent launch of PalaceBet (, a mobile and online sportsbook powered by DraftKings' cutting–edge B2B sports betting technology. "This collaboration brings together two organizations committed to […]

Capture of CO2 and Hydrogen as Part of Latin America’s Energy Future

Child Protection: the Pandemic has Left the Most Vulnerable Children Invisible

During the lockdown, the plight of migrant children, who walked hundreds of miles to reach home, aroused national consciousness. But what happened after that? | Picture courtesy: By Shantha SinhaOct 22 2020 – A right is an entitlement and it has three basic principles, without which rights cannot be enjoyed. The first principle is […]

Sphera Launches Cutting-Edge Software Designed to Transform Process Safety and Operational Risk Management Performance

CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sphera, a leading global provider of Integrated Risk Management software, data and consulting services, today announced its Dynamic Risk Pathways solution, the industry's first real–time, process safety management Digital Twin solution. Sphera's Dynamic Risk Pathways is the industry's next generation Operational Risk Management (ORM) Digital Twin technology for […]

The Plight of Domestic Workers in Brazil

On 31 January 2018, the Government of Brazil deposited the formal instrument of ratification with the International Labour Office for ratification of the Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers, 2011 (No. 189) . Accordingly, Brazil became the twenty-fifth member State of the ILO and the fourteenth member State in the Americas region to ratify […]

Human Trafficking Survivor Harold D’Souza: “The Perpetrators are More Aggressive Than Ever”

By Anna ShenNEW YORK, Oct 21 2020 – The fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic continues: as more people around the world lose their livelihoods, human trafficking is on the rise. Support services for survivors have been shut, and past gains to combat it have been reversed. Funding has dried up. D’Souza holds his book: Frog […]

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