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Food Japan brings local Japanese businesses to ASEAN tables

Singapore – Media OutReach – October 29, 2019 – OJ Events (“Food Japan Executive Committee”) announces the arrival of Food Japan 2019. Happening at Singapore’s Suntec Convention Centre from October 31st to November 2nd, the largest ASEAN trade event dedicated to the Japanese food and beverage export industry will feature over 200 exhibitors across 40 Japanese prefectures during the 3 ... Read More »

Al-Baghdadi’s death not end to IS threat, experts say

Washington, Oct 28 (Xinhua/UNB) – US President Donald Trump said on Sunday Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a US military operation in Syria. As the Trump administration hailed the death of al-Baghdadi, some experts and former US officials warned that the fight against terrorism is far from over. Read More »

Govts launch 294 reforms to make doing business easier: WB

Regulation exists to protect workers, public safety, businesses, and investments. But inefficient or inadequate regulation can stifle entrepreneurial activity and business growth and impact the ease of doing business. It takes over 200 hours to complete export border requirements for maritime transport in Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire. In contrast, it takes only 10 hours in Singapore. Border compliance costs for ... Read More »

Facilitate access to new biologic drugs, update guidelines

A total of 35 civil society organizations and eight concerned individuals of the world have urged the World Health Organisation (WHO) to update the guidelines for facilitating access to new biologic medicines. They have made the call in a joint letter addressed to Prof. Cichutek, Chairperson, Expert Committee on Biologic Standardization, World Health Organisation. Read More »

Making a whale of a difference to marine conservation

By Neena Bhandari Sydney, Australia, Oct 14 2019 (IPS) – The thrill of watching a whale up close or schools of dolphins frolicking in an ocean are much sought after experiences today, boosting the demand for to urs that provide people the opportunity to see these marine animals in their natural habitats. But becoming a major tourist drawcard has also ... Read More »

Letter to Julian Assange from NoWar2019

By World BEYOND War, October 8, 2019 Letter to Julian Assange from NoWar2019 The fourth annual conference of World BEYOND War, which was held on October 4th and 5th in Limerick, Ireland, produced this letter, which is being delivered to Julian Assange. Read More »

It’s the age of Asia when it comes to passport power

As the global economy transforms and centers of power shift, Asia’s dominance appears to be unfaltering. Entering into the final quarter of 2019, Japan and Singapore retain a firm hold on first place on the Henley Passport Index, each with a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 190 out of a maximum 227. For most of the index’s 14-year history – which is ... Read More »

Agroecology critical to transformation of food systems

Ensuring the sustainability, security, and equity of our food systems is one of the most defining issues of our time. The predominant industrial food system is too dependent on fossil fuels and non-renewable inputs that result in pollution and environmental damage. Transformative change is needed. Around the world myriad people and organizations are working toward sustainable food systems and seeking ... Read More »