Empowering Women in Poor Communities & Building Resilience Against Climate Pressure — Global Issues

Credit: Mahila Housing TrustOpinion by Bijal Brahmbhatt (ahmedabad, india)Friday, January 17, 2020Inter Press ServiceFrom flooding and cyclones to heatwaves and droughts, the stresses and shocks inflicted by growing climate extremes are severe. And they cannot be tackled by one-track solutions, especially in resource-poor developing countries.Instead, players in the global development space...

Impossible Foods gets green light to launch plant-based burgers in Canada

Health regulators have cleared the way for Impossible Foods products such as the Impossible Burger to be sold in Canada, the Toronto Star has learned, setting up a two-way battle for the burgeoning plant-based meat alternative market that has so far been dominated by rival Beyond Meat.In a letter to Impossible Foods Inc. dated Jan. 6, Health Canada confirmed it has no objections to an...

Edinburgh brothers set rowing world records in the Atlantic

Image copyright Atlantic Campaigns Image caption Lachlan, Jamie and Ewan MacLean have become the first three brothers to row any ocean, and the youngest trio to ever row the Atlantic Three brothers from Scotland have set three world records after rowing the Atlantic Ocean in just 35 days.Jamie, Ewan and Lachlan MacLean are the first three brothers to row any ocean, and the youngest trio and the...

January 29th confirmed as date for opening of New Ross bypass

New Ross bypass in Co Wexford will be officially opened by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on January 29th – one day ahead of the route opening to public traffic. The unusual timing of the official opening – most take place on the same day that the public are given access to the route – is the latest twist in the development of the bypass which incorporates Ireland’s longest bridge. The road...

Beyond the Wall: From Post-Cold War Optimism to Populism | History

Scroll to watch part one of the two-part investigation Last November, celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall were overshadowed by a palpable sense of unease in parts of Europe. To be sure, the events of those weeks through late 1989 and beyond were hugely significant - iconic moments in history that came to symbolise the end of the Cold War and the decades of...

Plane dumps fuel over schools near Los Angeles airport

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Delta Airlines flight reportedly had to return to the airport shortly after takeoffA passenger plane has dumped fuel over several schools as it made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport.At least 60 people, many of them children, were treated for skin irritation and breathing problems.Fuel may be dumped in...

Chris Cuomo Exposes Trump’s 2020 Strategy: ‘Keep People Pissed Off And Frustrated’

Chris Cuomo says President Donald Trump is telegraphing his plan to win reelection, and it comes down to three words: “Lie, deny, defy.” On Monday night, the CNN host said that strategy was already in use on two key issues: the Iran crisis and health care.  On Iran, Trump and his administration have offered vague and shifting explanations as to why they believed there was an “imminent”...

Teen killed by truck in hit-and-run in Pico Rivera

A 15-year-old boy died Friday after being struck by a box truck at Slauson Avenue and Paramount Boulevard in Pico Rivera, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said.The teen, whose name was not released, was among four pedestrians in a crosswalk when he was hit by the truck about 3 p.m., the department said in a news release. He was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital, where he...

This Is How Journalists Are Being Threatened, Bullied, And Murdered

world Press freedoms are under assault around the world. These are the most urgent cases in January, including journalists receiving threats, subjected to unfair trials, and their murders left unsolved. BuzzFeed News BuzzFeed News Posted on January 10, 2020, at 1:10 p.m. ET Malta has acknowledged mishandling this journalist’s murder case. Stringer / Getty Images Protesters holding photos of...

Cyprus gang rape case: British teen sentenced over rape claim in Ayia Napa resort

The 19-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced at a district court in Paralimni on Tuesday. Lawyer Lewis Power told reporters outside the court that the sentence would be suspended for three years.The woman had previously been found guilty on a single charge of causing public mischief, in a high-profile case that has been closely followed by women's rights activists....