Friday , April 19th , 2019  

Sol-Gel Technologies Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Conference

NESS ZIONA, Israel, April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sol–Gel Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLGL) ("Sol–Gel" or the "Company"), a clinical–stage dermatology company focused on identifying, developing and commercializing branded and generic topical drug products for the treatment of skin diseases, today announced that management will participate in the BMO–sponsored...

“A Question of Life or Death”

Artisanal diamond miners at work in the alluvial diamond mines around the eastern town of Koidu, Sierra Leone. Credit: Tommy Trenchard/IPS By Ivar Andersen and Linda FloodSTOCKHOLM, Apr 18 2019 – The mining industry is one of the world’s most dangerous industries. Globally, the death toll is at least 14,000 workers per year. But how many lives are actually lost is something that neither...

Climbing the Coconut Value Chain in the Pacific

Adding value to coconut at Aelan Ltd. in Vanuatu. Credit: Commonwealth Secretariat. By Josephine Latu-SanftPORT VILA, Apr 18 2019 – In the Pacific, coconut is king. Known as the ‘tree of life’, locals make use of every part of the tree to survive – the fruit for eating, husks for fuelling fires, fronds for making multiuse baskets, and the trunk for building houses. Coconuts also drive...

Lessons From China: Fostering Agricultural Growth and Poverty Reduction

Reclamation of desertified, sandified land on either side of the Sudu desert road in Wengniute County, China. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPS By Daud KhanROME, Apr 18 2019 – As China has moved from a poor isolated country to a major player in the world economic and political sphere, developing countries need to learn how to engage.   In the first of this two part article I explored how best developing...

Empowering Girls Through Sport

In 2014, Hanna Hemrom sought the help of her teacher who persuaded some parents to let their daughters play football. They formed the Rangatungi United Women Football Academy, which teaches football to girls, helping them feel empowered. Courtesy: Young Bangla By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Apr 18 2019 – For too long, women and girls have been excluded from the playing field—literally....

Egypt’s Food Challenge: a Good Effort but Not Enough

A bakery shop in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian flatbread, known as Aish baladi or country bread is on the table of all Egyptians, even the poorest, thanks to a smartcard system that assigns certain quantities to each family to avoid unnecessary waste. By Maged SrourCAIRO, Apr 18 2019 – “Unfortunately the overall nutritional panorama of Egypt does not look well,” says Dr. Sara Diana Garduno Diaz,...

Trump’s Veto Will Trigger More US Arms to Kill Civilians in Yemen

Yemen home for the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Apr 18 2019 – President Donald Trump’s decision to veto a bi-partisan Congressional resolution to end US military involvement in a devastating Saudi-led four-year conflict in Yemen– is expected to escalate the ongoing war in the trouble-plagued region. The weapons used by the Saudis in the reckless...

Pakistan’s Battle Against Climate Change

Nabela Zainab prepares tea on the biogas stove in her home in Faisalabad, Pakistan. The stove has eased indoor air pollution and restored her health. Credit: Saleem Shaikh/IPS By Mushahid Hussain*ISLAMABAD, Apr 17 2019 – Pakistan, which has been listed as the 7th most vulnerable country affected by climate change, is now seriously tackling the vagaries of weather, both at the official as well...

Nicaraguans “Will Not Be Silenced”

A year since Nicaragua spiralled into a socio-political crisis, human rights leaders have called on the country to refrain from violence and uphold the human rights of its citizens. Credit: Eddy López/IPS By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Apr 17 2019 – A year since Nicaragua spiralled into a socio-political crisis, human rights leaders have called on the country to refrain from violence...

U.S. Needs to Shift to More Sustainable Agriculture—As Do All Countries

A pair of combines harvesting soybeans in the US. Courtesy: World Resources Institute. By James JeffreyWASHINGTON, D.C., Apr 17 2019 – Water supply has long been a key issue in California. Today it is no less critical, especially given the years of drought that California is experiencing, lending additional impetus to assessing the impact of agriculture on water. The conventional estimate...