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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”
Washington now displays the kind of caution around Chinese shores that would be unheard of 20 years ago. It still loves to provoke, but not so much it would risk a clash A generation ago, from mid-1995 into early 1996, China lobbed missiles in the waters around Taiwan as the self-governing island prepared to hold … Continue reading “China’s Vast Fleet Is Tipping the Balance in the Pacific: A US Carrier Hasn’t Sailed the Taiwan Strait in 11 Years”
GIRLS lived realities and issues such as bullying and neglect were highlighted in theatre art performances showcased at the University of the South Pacific today.
The four-way sail-through is the first engagement of its kind, highlighting coordination among like-minded Indo-Pacific navies.
May 09, 2019 Picture: TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — One of Taiwan’s most representative B2B tradeshow, the Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum, is slated to be held at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 from Oct 31 to Nov 2. Featuring fish-farming technologies and diverse solutions, the organiser Informa Markets Taiwan and Malaysia … Continue reading “2019 Aquaculture Taiwan Expo Gearing up for Smart Market”
May 10, 2019 FabGuard Software Brings Efficiency and Cost Savings to ON Semiconductor Processes EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–INFICON Inc., a leading supplier of vacuum instrumentation and process control software to the semiconductor manufacturing industry, has been recognized by ON Semiconductor as their 2018 Front End Site Supplier of the Year. Jeffrey P. Wincel, Vice President … Continue reading “INFICON Recognized with Supplier Excellence Award from ON Semiconductor”
Such companies advertise themselves as slick and professional, the best in the business, all things to men, women and everyone in between. They insist that we can all have that vast cake of wealth and eat it too. Equinor, a Norwegian multinational beast of an energy company with its headquarters in Stavanger, has been doing … Continue reading “A Matter of Independence: Equinor and Drilling the Great Australian Bight”
Dubbed triangular development cooperation, India and the U.S. partner to support programs in Asian and African nations.
Image Source: Walther Otto Müller – Public Domain A California Story with Senior Citizens, Pot Heads, Right Wingers, Vietnam Veterans, Female Firebrands and NORML “We’re twenty years behind the rest of the Bay Area, and we’re playing catch up.” – NORML’s Greg Kremenliev, May 2019 When Greg Kremenliev moved to Contra Costa County in 1983, … Continue reading “How Legal Cannabis Came to Contra Costa County”
After decades of neoliberal torment it’s easy to yearn for capitalism’s tranquil past, a simpler time that delivered stability, fairness, and progress. This mythology around a golden age of U.S. capitalism is regularly conjured up by Bernie Sanders or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who reference the New Deal-era programs that delivered democratic reforms and a massive investment … Continue reading “Will A Green New Deal Save the Climate, or Save Capitalism?”
Former Vice-President Joe Biden has several clouds hanging over his candidacy, if not skeletons coming out of the closet. He’s 76 years old. If elected president, he would be the oldest elected president in U.S. history. He’s touchy-feely with women, many of whom have complained about how he made them feel uncomfortable. He can’t apologize … Continue reading “Should I Feel Guilty That Joe Biden Speaks to Me?”
by Coalition to Prevent an Iranian Nuclear Weapon The agreement to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) is an essential building block for restoring vital U.S. national security interests and commitments to allies. An American president should put in place this building block expeditiously. The U.S. unilateral withdrawal from the JCPOA … Continue reading “The JCPOA One Year after U.S. Withdrawal”
May 05, 2019 Picture: NADI, FIJI (4 May 2019) — Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Mr. Takehiko Nakao and the Republic of Korea Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Nam-ki Hong today signed a Declaration of Intent to support green infrastructure in Southeast Asia. The Republic of Korea pledged $350 million for cofinancing and $5 million grant … Continue reading “Republic of Korea Pledges $355 Million to Support ASEAN Green Infrastructure and Ocean Health”
May 06, 2019 Picture: Recognized For Its Innovative, Digital-centric Talent Strategy And Opportunities Celebrating Individuality and Personal Growth HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–COACH Hong Kong (NYSE:TPR) announced that the Company has been awarded the “Best Company to Work for in Asia 2019” by HR Asia Magazine, a top regional publisher in the HR industry. The highly-reputable award … Continue reading “COACH Hong Kong Named ‘Best Company to Work for in Asia 2019’ by HR Asia Magazine”