December 8, 2019

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner made up to $135 million while working for free

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By Justin Rohrlich From Quartz Unpaid presidential advisers Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner earned between $82 million and $135.1 million last year in outside income, newly released financial disclosures reveal. The couple claimed combined assets worth between $181 million and $755 million. The disclosures used by the US Office of Government Ethics (OGE) list assets and […]

How you can help the Adelinas of the world

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From Freedom United At just 21 years old, Adelina Sau died at the hands of her employer. She was a migrant domestic worker in Malaysia whose death, and the injustice surrounding it, shocked the world.[1] We will not allow her death to be in vain and we want you to have a part in that – invest today to protect […]

Destinations of the week

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The top 25 places to travel around the world in 2019 – Part 3 By Janaki Jitchotvisut from Business Insider Travel website TripAdvisor polled millions of its users to come up with its 2019 list of favorite world destinations. Whether you love doing outdoor activities, strolling, exploring, or nightlife, there’s something for you. Unique architecture, […]

How did a dead humpback whale end up in the Amazon Rainforest?

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By Laura Goldman From Care2 When they followed vultures into the rainforest on Marajó Island in Brazil,near the mouth of the Amazon River officials with the state health, sanitation and environment department made a surprising discovery. The birds were feeding on the carcass of a 10-ton, 26-foot-long humpback whale calf. The calf, about a year old, was […]

More bodies have been pulled from under an Indonesian landslide that has left 15 dead and 20 missing

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AP From Business Insider Six more bodies have been recovered from beneath tons of mud after a landslide devastated a village on Indonesia’s main island of Java, bringing the death toll to 15. Following recent torrential rains, the landslide struck just before dark on Monday, crashing down the surrounding hillside and burying more than 30 […]

Another dead whale found with over 1,000 pieces of plastic in its stomach

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By: Alicia Grae From Care2 In another tragedy for marine mammals who are being impacted by trash, a dead sperm whale was found in Indonesia with more than 1,000 pieces of plastic in its stomach. According to the New York Times, the whale, who washed up on Wakatobi National Park, was too decomposed for officials to […]

Rare footage captured of the world’s most endangered rhino

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By: Alicia Graef From Care2 A lucky team of conservationists has shared an encounter of a lifetime after capturing rare images and footage of an elusive, and critically endangered, Javan rhino. Javan rhinos were once widespread across India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Southern China, but have decimated over the years. […]

Kindergarten dresses children as jihadis for parade in Indonesia

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By Kate Lamb in Jakarta From Guardian UK Manager apologises for independence day march costumes and denies trying to ‘instil violence’ into children A kindergarten in Indonesia has been criticised for dressing girls up in black, Isis-style costumes and replica rifles for an independence day parade, with organisers forced to apologise for the embarrassing gaffe. […]

Cayman Islands: Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

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PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire Aug. 9, 2018, 07:00 PM GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: CWCO), a leading developer and operator of seawater desalination plants, reported financial and operating results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2018. Management Commentary President and CEO Rick McTaggart commented: “Our core […]

Indonesia returning yacht at center of Malaysia graft probe

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The Associated Press From THE ISLAND PACKET JAKARTA, INDONESIA Indonesia is returning a luxury yacht allegedly bought with funds stolen from a Malaysian state investment company after a months long legal battle, a police official said Sunday, The $250 million Equanimity is on its way to a border location where it will be transferred to […]