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Archives for November 17, 2020

Rural Women’s Day

On Rural Women’s Day New Holland celebrates the crucial role of women in agriculture Women across the world play a key role in agricultural production, food security and nutrition, land and natural resource management, and building climate resilience. On this day, New Holland celebrates their contribution through the stories of farming women from across the world, highlighting […]

IKEA launches OSYNLIG

IKEA launches OSYNLIG collection in collaboration with Ben Gorham, Byredo founder Collaborating with one of the best in the world of scents, Ben Gorham at Byredo,IKEA explores Invisible Design – the idea that it’s not just what your home looks like that affects how it makes you feel.  The result is OSYNLIG, a collection of […]

Las Vegas awarded 9 events

Las Vegas Awarded Nine NCAA Events LAS VEGAS – In a historic move, today the NCAA has selected Las Vegas as a host site for nine preliminary rounds and finals of predetermined championships in Divisions I, II and III to be held for the 2022-23 through 2025-26 academic years. “We’re thrilled with the NCAA’s decision to […]

IMF Georgieva Global Growth

Now is the not the time for governments to pull back on supporting their economies the head of the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday (October 14) in Washington, DC. “The picture over the last couple of months has become less dire. Yet we continue to project the worst global recession since the Great Depression,” said […]

IMF / FISCAL Monitor Press Conference

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) stressed the importance of not pulling the plug of fiscal support used to fight the COVID-19 pandemic to limit long term scarring. The Fund’s Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department Vitor Gaspar said at the launch of the Fiscal Monitor Report (FM) Wednesday Oct. 14 in Washington. Gaspar warned that […]

WHO: Global Tuberculosis (TB) progress at risk

GENEVA, 14 October 2020 – Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries were making steady progress in tackling tuberculosis (TB), with a 9% reduction in incidence seen between 2015 and 2019 and a 14% drop in deaths in the same period. High-level political commitments at global and national levels were delivering results. However, a new report from […]

Jamaica: More legislation coming to address importation, spaying dogs and other matters

Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, says that additional legislation is coming to address the breeding and importation of specific kinds of dogs, spaying of stray dogs, among several other matters. He noted that the Dog (Liabilities for Attacks) Act, which is currently being debated before Parliament, is limited in scope and provides for criminal and civil […]

Jamaica: Statement to the Houses of Parliament Re: Observance of International Men’s Day 2020 by the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport The Honourable Olivia Grange, CD, MP on Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Madame Speaker,As Minister with portfolio responsibility for Gender Affairs, I rise in this Honourable House to acknowledge the commemoration of International Men’s Day (IMD), which is celebrated annually on November 19. International Men’s Day was first celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago and is now celebrated in other countries such as Canada, the UK, Singapore, USA, […]

Why Biden will keep the U.S.-Imposed Cold War Rolling

By Vijay Prashad / Globetrotter Much will certainly change in the world of U.S. foreign policy when Joe Biden enters the White House. There will be a more measured tone, and less reliance upon Twitter to announce U.S. policy. Trump is brusque, as illustrated by the way he shoved aside Montenegro’s Prime Minister Dusko Markovic at the […]

Iota downgraded to tropical storm after delivering catastrophic conditions to the coast where Eta struck

By Madeline Holcombe, Amir Vera and Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN (CNN) Iota is now a tropical storm, but the Tuesday afternoon downgrade will do nothing to minimize the devastation it brought when it barreled into a Central America still recovering from Eta on Tuesday.As a hurricane, it reached Category 5 strength before making landfall near Haulover, Nicaragua, as a Category 4, with […]