May 24, 2019 Picture: Osaka’s rise reflects the Asia Pacific region’s growing influence and impact internationally LONDON –( ASIA TODAY )–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mastercard, one of the world’s most active sponsors of major sporting events, today announced it is partnering with two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka. It is the first time Mastercard has added a current … Continue reading “Mastercard Adds World Number One Tennis Player Naomi Osaka to Global Sponsorship Portfolio”
By none other than Curtis LeMa in his first mission in the Asian theater One week before Christmas in 1944, nearly 200 American planes raided the Chinese city of Wuhan, dropping 500 tons of incendiary bombs. Thousands of Chinese lives were lost in this incident, which has received very little attention in the intervening decades. … Continue reading “That Time US Bombers Burned Down a Japan-Occupied Chinese City Killing 20,000”
Knew it was the right thing for peace and for his country. Decided to look for number one instead Here’s something you don’t expect to hear at a conference: “Send Lady Gaga to North Korea.” That was the most audacious idea emerging from a recent North Korea academic conference this past March at the University … Continue reading “Trump Is Such a Loser He Torpedoed His Own North Korea Deal Because He Was Afraid of Heat at Home”
Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair From his locked room, he could hear the trains rattling up the tracks, one every half hour. They reminded of him of home, back on Dockery Plantation, when he played on the porches of old shacks with Charley Patton, blowing his harmonica to the rhythm of those big wheels rolling … Continue reading ““The Army Ain’t No Place for a Black Man:” How the Wolf Got Caged”
Top Image: San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon speaks at May 22 rally in before hearing at Embassy Suites by Hilton in San Luis Obispo; Photo Credit: Jason Pfeifle, Center for Biological Diversity Hundreds of climate activists are protsting a Trump Administration proposal to do hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for oil and gas on over 1.2 … Continue reading “Climate Activists Protest Trump California Public Lands Fracking Plan”
May 23, 2019 SPD Silicon Valley Bank will implement NICE Actimize’s next-generation Suspicious Activity Monitoring solution to detect complex financial crimes while increasing productivity HOBOKEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading the industry with AI-based solutions designed to streamline anti-money laundering operations for global financial institutions, NICE Actimize, a NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) business and the leader in Autonomous Financial … Continue reading “NICE Actimize’s AI-Infused Transaction Monitoring Solution to Transform China’s SPD Silicon Valley Bank AML Operations”
Pacific feminists celebrated and reaffirmed their commitment towards sustaining solidarity, strengthening resistance and revolution for gender equality, human rights and justice at the closing of the 2nd Pacific Feminist Forum (PFF).
A song titled “Trade War,” has gone viral on one the largest Chinese social media platforms, WeChat, generating more than 100,000 views amid a deepening trade war between the US and China. The song begins with a chorus singing “Trade war! Trade war! Not afraid of the outrageous challenge! Not afraid of the outrageous challenge! A trade … Continue reading “The Chinese Are Taking This Trade War Business a Lot More Seriously Than the Americans”
There are very good reasons why US no longer seperates rare earths at home China produces 80% of the world’s rare earth elements. They are used in weapons, cell phones, hybrid cars, and magnets. China does not have the means to match the US in the total number or amount of tariffs. But China can … Continue reading “China Banning US Purchases of Rare Earths Is a Realistic Retaliation Option That Would Sting Like Hell”
May 21, 2019 Picture: The focus will be on promoting the B2B meeting schedule, both the general program, FITUR B2B Match, and the specialised program FITUR MICE, as well as the International Purchaser Programs. The trade fair expands its exhibition area to grow in an orderly fashion throughout 10 halls and a new layout that … Continue reading “FITUR 2020 celebrates its 40th anniversary with its most professional and international edition”
May 21, 2019 Picture: SINGAPORE –( ASIA TODAY )– Future Food Asia announced the 10 finalists that will vie for a US$ 100,000 grand prize at the upcoming Future Food Asia Conference taking place in Singapore 3-4 June 2019 – AgNet, Biotelliga, Inong Agriculture, Jai Kisan, MPT AgTech, RapidAIM, SaliCrop, SatSure, The Wave Talk and … Continue reading “Announcing the startup finalists for the 2019 edition of the Future Food Asia Award and the Startup SG winners ahead of the Future Food Asia Conference”
May 20, 2019 Exam Adoption Grows in the Philippines, NMAT by GMAC™ Exam Now Available for On-Demand Testing MANILA, Philippines–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a global association of leading graduate business schools, announced today that Ateneo GSB, a leading business school in the Asia Pacific region, will require NMAT by GMAC™ scores from … Continue reading “Ateneo Graduate School of Business to Require Scores from the NMAT by GMAC™ for Admission to Business Graduate Program”
May 20, 2019 First-ever Fijian appointment to PATA board “feather in the cap” for entire Pacific region Honiara, Solomon Islands – Strong recognition for the Solomon Islands on the international tourism stage and huge kudos for Tourism Solomons with CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto invited to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) executive board. The … Continue reading “Tourism Solomons CEO invited to join PATA Board”
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London, May 19, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Western nations such as US, China and emerging military powers such as India and Turkey are projecting their military might throughout East Africa rather than the interest of the region, a new report says. The study carried out by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) noted that some of these … Continue reading “Foreign military bases are threat to East Africa-Report”
May 19, 2019 Picture: TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 17, 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– InnoVEX is the startup focused special exhibition of COMPUTEX. Started in 2016, the event has continued to see significant growth every year. InnoVEX saw a 20% growth between 2018 and 2019; with current exhibitors numbering 467 startup teams from 24 countries & … Continue reading “InnoVEX Returns in 2019 for New Thinking, New Engineering, and New Future”
2019 South Pacific Tourism Exchange hailed a success Suva, May 17, 2019 – The South Pacific Tourism Exchange held on May 9-10 in Auckland, New Zealand, was one of the best that the South Pacific Tourism Organisation has convened in recent years according …
Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting Joint Statement 2019 1. We, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade, met in Viña del Mar, Chile from 17-18 May 2019 to discuss key regional and global trade issues, and to …
Over the past week, I have witnessed first-hand the impacts of climate change in the Pacific Island States. They contribute very little to the global climate emergency and yet, they are the ones that are being most affected. For some of them, climate …
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has sounded the alarm over a giant concrete dome built 40 years ago in the Marshall Islands to contain radioactive waste from Cold War-era atomic tests. According to Guterres, the dome – which houses approximately … The post Radioactive ‘Nuclear Coffin’ May be Leaking into the Pacific Ocean appeared first on … Continue reading “Radioactive ‘Nuclear Coffin’ May be Leaking into the Pacific Ocean”
“If we understand that the MIC exists purely to sustain itself and grow, it becomes easier to make sense of the corruption, mismanagement, and war, and understand why, despite warnings over allegedly looming threats, we remain in reality so poorly defended” For a country that spends such vast sums on its national security apparatus—many times … Continue reading “The US Military-Industrial Complex Is a Giant Malignant Virus Eating Away at America’s Actual Military Power”
London, May 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A German museum said Friday it would return to Namibia a 15th-century navigation landmark erected by Portuguese explorers, as part of Berlin’s efforts to face up to its colonial past. “The restitution of the Stone Cross of Cape Cross is a clear signal that we are committed to coming to terms … Continue reading “Germany returns 15th-century stone cross to Namibia”
Trade ministers from member economies of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are convening in Chile, host of APEC 2019, to strengthen regional economic integration, against a backdrop of slowing trade growth.
The Pacific’s “large ocean states” are on the frontlines of climate change, and urging the world to act.
Colonel Ann Wright reports on the life in limbo for people along the southern border who are applying for refuge in the U.S. By Ann Wright Roots Action The U.S.-Mexico border at the Pacific Ocean is composed of two very…Read more →
Summertime is coming; the “debate” season is near. It will not taper off on until the primaries and party caucuses get underway. What a dreary prospect! Take heart, though, in the fact that, in this post-midterms world, with the Zeitgeist moving boldly and unashamedly to the left, some good could come of it. Also, if Joe … Continue reading “Springtime for Biden and Democrats”
Faith merely promises to move mountains; but technology, which takes nothing “on faith,” is actually able to cut down mountains and move them. Up to now this was done for industrial purposes (mines) or for railways (tunnels); in the future this will be done on an immeasurably larger scale, according to a general industrial and … Continue reading “Trotsky, Bukharin and the Eco-Modernists”
I maintain many designated areas in the United States no longer meet the definition of the 1964 Wilderness Act and must be delegislated if the impacts of industrial recreation are not controlled to maintain an untrammeled state. These controls can only the placed by the Federal government from the consent of the governed, a difficult … Continue reading “Delegislating Wilderness”
May 15, 2019 HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — How has the Vietnamese market changed with the trend of global digital racing? What do typical businesses have and will do to lead or catch up with competitors in this “race”? What do business leaders do to not be left behind? The … Continue reading “CEO-CMO Summit Vietnam 2019 will take place on May 31”
May 16, 2019 Picture: HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cougar Aircraft Corp. has acquired the assets of the GA-7 Cougar light twin prop executive aircraft, designed and formerly produced by Grumman Gulfstream Aviation renown for military and corporate jets. Cougar now owns the FAA Type Certificate, production fixtures, and technology needed to build this aircraft, which is aimed … Continue reading “Cougar Soars Back to Engage Worldwide Pilot Shortage and Innovation Needs”
May 15, 2019 Picture: 16 May 2019 – The 10th HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association (HKMHDIA), finished its three-day run (14 to 16 May) today. The fair welcomed more than 12,000 … Continue reading “More than 12,000 buyers visit 2019 Medical and Healthcare Fair”
Anthropique de mes 2 tiques ! Et comme je l’avais argumentée et documentée dans ce billet du 15/12/2018 intitulé ► RÉSUMÉ SOTT 11/2018 + L’arnaque de la Transition Écologique à la française… PHOTO ► AFP/Archives – Josh Edelson Californie : l’incendie meurtrier de novembre déclenché par des lignes électriques (pompiers) Source Sciences & Avenir du … Continue reading “Non, Mme Wargon, Paradise n’a pas brûlé à cause du Réchauffement Climatique…”
President Tsai Ing-wen said May 15 that Taiwan is committed to working even closer with the EU in strengthening exchanges and creating more opportunities for the people of both sides and throughout the Indo-Pacific. Taiwan and the EU are natural partners and share synergies in potential-laden sectors such as digital economy, energy and transportation, … Continue reading “Tsai vows to strengthen Taiwan-EU ties for future success at Europe Day banquet”
A new coalition of big environmental groups and big corporations have teamed up to push for what they’re calling “a market-based solution” to the climate crisis. Many of its members formerly sat as members of a group with a similar mission, the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP). CAP, which lasted from 2006-2010, pushed a major … Continue reading “History Repeats Itself as Corporations Join Big Green to Craft Market-Based Climate Plan”
May 15, 2019 Picture: “The latest certification trends and requirements for wire and cable in Global” will be held on June 23, 2019 in SMX HALL 1, Philippines. Presented by Darmy Si, the general manager of YCCT. This forum will explain robot wire & cable certification, CPR certification and UL9990 requirements. About YCCT Since its … Continue reading “Philippine International Wire, Cable and Optical Fiber Communication, Electric Power and Electric Machinery Exhibition opened in Manila in June”
May 15, 2019 Picture: HONG KONG, 15 May, 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– AirMap, the leading global airspace intelligence platform for drones, announced that it has been recently selected as a program partner for NASA’s TCL4 trials in the U.S. states of Texas and Nevada, along with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) UAS Traffic Management … Continue reading “AirMap rolls out partnerships with NASA and the FAA in the United States and plans to expand business in APAC”
Secretary-General’s remarks to the press with Pacific Islands Forum Troika (President of Nauru, Baron Waqa, Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, and Prime Minister of Tuvalu ,Enele Sosene Sopoaga) and Pacific Island Forum Secretary-General, …
Secretary-General’s remarks at the closing of High-Level Political Dialogue of the Pacific Island Forum
Visiting Fiji for the first time as Secretary-General, António Guterres outlined two “fundamental challenges” facing leaders attending the Pacific Islands Forum on Thursday, namely climate change and the world’s rising ocean, which threatens …
May 14, 2019 SHANGHAI, China (9 May 2019) –( ASIA TODAY )– IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, hosted a press conference today of IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 (formerly Asian Attractions Expo), as IAAPA executive, attractions industry leaders, and industry media gather to preview the Expo. Scheduled to take place 11-14 June 2019 … Continue reading “IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 Returns to Shanghai, China, 11-14 June”
A street in Long Island City, in the Queens borough of New York, on Feb. 18, 2019. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images When Amazon pulled out of a sweetheart deal with New York City to build a second headquarters in the borough of Queens, it signaled a shift in the shape of the state’s politics. Grassroots … Continue reading “Across the Country, Progressives Are Pushing for Universal Rent Control — and New York Is Next”
May 14, 2019 Singapore, 14 May 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– In just two months, trade professionals from the cosmetics and personal care industry will gather in Singapore for the ACA Leaders Forum 2019. Organised by Southeast Asia’s cosmetics association – ASEAN Cosmetics Association (ACA), the event will take place on 24 July in the … Continue reading “ACA Leaders Forum 2019: Unlocking Potential for Cosmetics Businesses in Southeast Asia”
A workshop on the control and prevention of tuberculosis for health care professionals from Vietnam kicked off May 13 in Taipei City. Organized by the Centers for Disease Control under the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the 12-day event features discussions and seminars on topics such as clinical treatment, disease screening, and public health … Continue reading “Taiwan stages TB prevention workshop for Vietnam officials”
Editor’s Note: Britain’s reaction has been to says the incident highlights the danger of “a conflict happening by accident” between the US and Iran. However if ships are damaged by mines that is no accident. Video has emerged showing damage to the Norwegian-flagged oil tanker Andrea Victory following a purported “sabotage” attack on multiple oil tankers off the coast of … Continue reading “Did a Third Party Hit Saudi Tankers to Push America to War With Iran?”
A recent multilateral set of drills involving the United States, Japan, India, and the Philippines is a model.
Two vessels — HMAS Canberra and HMAS Newcastle — docked in Cam Ranh Bay last week for a four day visit.
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China’s military modernization continues to be a major challenge for the U.S. in the Indo-Pacific.
A flashlight illuminates the blackened, detached head and leg of a pig’s corpse as they’re nudged and nibbled by living pigs. The camera captures another pig lying listlessly on its side and twitching. Some are afflicted with large growths, one on its belly, another near its eye. The footage, released by People for the Ethical … Continue reading “As Animal Rights Activists Push Legal Boundaries, Canada Considers What Makes a Terrorist”