Sunday , April 18th , 2021  

Leaders to Gather at Coach Africa’s ‘African Excellence Summit 2021’ to Share Vision for the Future of Africa

KAMPALA, Uganda., April 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Coach Africa is proud to welcome attendees from all corners of the continent for Africa's #1 virtual business summit – African Excellence Summit 2021. The African Excellence Summit is an initiative of Coach Africa which aims to enhance African excellence by promoting a purpose–first mindset. With over 30 speakers, the summit...

Colombia Gives Nearly 1 Million Venezuelan Migrants Legal Status and Right to Work

Colombia hosts the highest number of migrants and refugees from Venezuela. Credit: Tomer Urwicz. By External SourceApr 16 2021 – Colombia will grant legal status to all Venezuelan migrants who fled there since 2016 to escape their country’s economic collapse and political crisis. The bold new policy – which will give nearly 1 million undocumented migrants rights to legal employment, health...

Trafficking Survivor & Son Born of Rape Face Daily Discrimination Upon Return to Nigeria

By Sam OlukoyaBENIN CITY, Nigeria, Apr 16 2021 – Sandra* had a baby born of rape. The young Nigeria woman had plans of a better life in Europe, but when her ‘recruiters’ abandoned her in Libya she was sexually assaulted and abused.  But after being deported back to Nigeria Sandra and her young son face daily discrimination and abuse about the boy’s parentage, even from her own...

World Moving Towards a “Devastating Marriage” of Artificial Intelligence & Weapons of War

Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams won the prize for her work to eradicate landmines in 1997. She is pictured here speaking at a youth protest at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates held in Merida, Mexico. Courtesy: Albany J Alvarez/ Nobel Women’s Initiative By Sven LilienströmSTOCKHOLM, Apr 16 2021 – Landmines are among the most insidious and cruel weapons of all, because they do...

NetJets Shares First Biannual Global Sustainability Program Progress Update

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NetJets, the leader in private aviation with more than 760 aircraft worldwide, today releases its first biannual update following the launch of its expanded Global Sustainability Program in October 2020. Since the program announcement, NetJets has taken its commitment to sustainability a step further, acquiring a stake in WasteFuel , a next...

Jacada Partners With CallMiner to Coach Agents and Automate Tasks Using Agent Assist

ATLANTA, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Jacada, Inc., the leading provider of real–time agent assist solutions, has announced a new strategic technology partnership with CallMiner, the leading provider of speech and customer interaction analytics. By leveraging CallMiner's Eureka platform and Jacada's Interact low code automation platform in harmony, organizations can rapidly...

Global Austerity Alert: Looming Budget Cuts in 2021-25 and Alternatives

Map of countries with projected austerity cuts in 2021-2022, in terms of GDP, based on IMF fiscal projections. Credit: I. Ortiz and M. Cummins, 2021 By Isabel Ortiz and Matthew CumminsNEW YORK and NAIROBI, Apr 15 2021 – Last week Ministers of Finance met virtually at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to discuss policies to tackle the pandemic and...

Micro Insurance Company and TanManagement Join Hands in Africa

NEW YORK, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Micro Insurance Company (MIC) "" the world's first end–to–end digital insurance platform "" is partnering with TanManagement Insurance Brokers Limited to grow digital insurance in Tanzania. Micro Insurance Company's mission is to provide a simple safety net, so when the unexpected happens, people are able to...

Countering Gender Stereotyping in the News Media

Credit: Alexander Suhorucov from Pexels. By Héloïse Hakimi Le GrandWASHINGTON DC, Apr 15 2021 – Gender stereotyping in the media has a significant impact on how women and gender minorities are perceived. In turn, it affects their opportunities to fully and effectively participate in public life. Lack of inclusivity in the media is one reason for widespread gender stereotyping. Recent findings...

Studying Marine Life’s Brief Break from Human Noise

Hydrophone launch. Credit: The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) By Jesse Ausubel and Ed Urban*NEW YORK, Apr 15 2021 – Travel and economic slowdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic have combined to brake shipping, seafloor exploration, and many other human activities in the ocean, creating a unique moment to begin a time-series study of the impacts of sound on marine...