Palau’s President Surangel Whipps Jr. speaks during the annual gathering for the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, U.S., September 21, 2021. REUTERS LISBON — Concerned about the potential impacts of deep-sea mining on ocean biodiversity, the Pacific islands of Palau and Fiji on Monday launched an “alliance” to call for a moratorium … [Read more...] about ‘Not worth the risk’: Palau, Fiji call for deep-sea mining moratorium
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LAST week, a video of a shooting went viral on social media and it was claimed in the video that the incident took place in Bukit Tinggi, Klang. Did this happen as alleged? Verdict: FALSE In a statement Saturday (June 25), South Klang OCPD Asst Comm Cha Hoong Fong said the video actually took place in a Latin American country. "The video of a shooting between a … [Read more...] about QuickCheck: Did a shooting take place recently in Klang as claimed in a viral video?
Potsdam — Today’s growing world population and a privileged minority’s rapidly rising living standards are driving resource consumption and waste production at a rate requiring the capacities of 1.7 Earths and fuels alarming levels of global warming. And the ocean is increasingly suffering the consequences—not only the well-known large-scale bleaching of tropical corals caused … [Read more...] about Save planet Earth but destroy the ocean?
SINGAPORE — Singaporean pianist Wang Congyu was only 16 when he left school to pursue music in Paris. "It was a very bold move and everyone around me was very much against it," says the 30-year-old, who is now based in Reunion Island, which is in the Indian Ocean, close to Africa. He was selected for a scholarship to attend Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. Moving to Paris … [Read more...] about 30-year-old Singaporean pianist goes from living on the streets to becoming Steinway Artist
Press Release The Global Summit of Women 2022 in its 32nd year officially took place in Bangkok over 2 days from 23-25 June. The international forum put Thailand in the limelight with more than 600 participants from over 51 countries in attendance. It was also an excellent opportunity to showcase the kingdom’s capabilities in hosting an international-standard forum and … [Read more...] about Siam Piwat welcomes world’s women leaders from over 51 countries