Monthly Archives: October 2022

IMF Expert Highlights Policies Motivating Vietnam’s Economic Growth | business

Illustrative photo (Source: VNA) Washington (VNA) – Effective measures by the Vietnamese government have been loud IMF communications officer Pemba Tshering Sherpa. In the first nine months of 2022, Vietnam’s economy recovered quickly as COVID-19-related restrictions were lifted. Gross domestic product (GDP) grew 8.83% in the first three quarters of …

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Excerpts from the International Climate Summit in Djibouti

Panelists at the summit. Source: Écolo à Djibouti On October 23-25, 2022, the International Climate Change and Research Summit was held in Djibouti as part of the President of Djibouti’s initiative to combat climate change in Africa. Organized by Djibouti’s Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the summit brought together …

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Polio cases confirmed in African countries – precision vaccinations

(precision vaccinations) The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) recently reported that three African countries confirmed more vaccine-related polio cases last week. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported one case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) in Haut Lomami. In 2022, 29 cVDPV1 cases were now reported. And …

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Nestlé volunteers collect almost 4 tons of rubbish

To mark Nestlé’s 110th anniversary in Malaysia, 500 Nestlé employees volunteered to take part in the company’s annual nationwide initiative to clean up beaches and oceans. To mark Nestlé’s 110th anniversary in Malaysia, 500 Nestlé employees volunteered to take part in the company’s annual nationwide initiative to clean up beaches …

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Readers discuss Sherry Jones, economic growth, the Nebraska governor race

So, I’ve been looking at the District 6 candidates for the Nebraska State Board of Education and it seems the choice is very clear. Only one candidate has more than eight years of teaching experience. Sherry Jones has over 35 years of teaching experience. It promotes academic improvement in our …

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CoP27: NGYouthSDGs advocate greater engagement on climate change and biodiversity

Mister Kehinde Akinsolathe kwara Champion, Nigeria youth SDGs network (NGYouthSDGs) has advocated for greater engagement and collaboration to address the issues of climate change and biodiversity loss in Nigeria Akinsola said this at the CoP27 Youth Leadership Workshop held in Ilorin on Thursday. He said the world has come a …

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China starts aerosol Covid vaccines

BEIJING — The Chinese city of Shanghai on Wednesday began giving out an inhalable Covid-19 vaccine in what appears to be a world first. The vaccine, a mist that is aspirated through the mouth, will be offered free as a booster dose to previously vaccinated people, according to an announcement …

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Plastic recycling is a “failed concept,” says a new report

Recycling has long been touted as the solution to the global problem of plastic pollution. It sounds good in theory: the large amounts of plastic waste generated by households and industries can be used to make new products – preventing it from accumulating in landfills, where it would otherwise be …

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Lloyds Bank stops direct financing of fossil fuel projects

Britain’s biggest bank, Lloyds Bank, will no longer provide direct finance to fossil fuel projects under its new climate policy. The financial giant has announced that it will not finance any new gas, oil and coal projects to support the The UK’s transition to a sustainable low carbon economy. This …

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It takes a village to drive sustainable economic growth

Africa has always been viewed as a village to many around the world. When traveling, especially in the west, you can never cover enough ground before being asked for a thabo or imani or ibu. It’s supposedly convenient to imagine that people who might live in areas a thousand or …

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Applications for funding to improve natural resources close in November

Through Katherine K Burse contributed Oct 24, 2022 11:31 am CLARKSVILLE, TN – The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering funding for innovative partner-led projects to improve water quality, wildlife habitat and soil health in three Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) areas in Tennessee. To be eligible for …

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INSIGHT-COVID has disrupted measles vaccinations in Africa and now cases are rising

* The COVID pandemic has disrupted measles vaccination campaigns * As a result, cases in children are now increasing, particularly in Africa * A lack of funding is delaying catch-up vaccinations across the continent By Edward McAllister and Jennifer Rigby BUNDUNG, Gambia/LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Carrying an umbrella, medical …

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Løci wants to show how shoes are made sustainably

There’s no shortage of “vegan” shoes on the market, though A design house is determined to make vegan footwear the norm, not just an alternative to leather. Løci does more than just reinvent how shoes are made – the brand blurs the lines between ‘sneaker’ and ‘shoe’. Celebrities and their …

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Canceling student loans was ‘hanging before us’: How 700,000 borrowers were left out of Biden’s plan

Washington CNN — Michael Christofield was thrilled when he found out he was entitled to $10,000 in student loan forgiveness under President Joe Biden’s new plan. Debt relief would help her pay off her loans when her kids go to college. “I would be able to help them in ways …

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Are economic growth and biodiversity compatible?

Francesco Ricciardi Sat 22.10.2022 12:10 Last update on: Sat 22.10.2022 12:41 Increased emissions of pollutants in water are a major cause of biodiversity loss and a ‘by-product’ of economic growth. Photo: ADB/Keith Luke “> Increased emissions of pollutants in water are a major cause of biodiversity loss and a ‘by-product’ …

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Lao man in team winning big biodiversity award

It was a double for Laois at the National Heritage Awards which was attended by Ricky Whelan from Mountmellick at the Royal College of Physicians Ireland to co-receive the Biodiversity Award. The awards honor the organizers who created the most engaging and inspiring events and projects for National Heritage Week …

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COVID-19 vaccine protects vaccinated children but may not prevent transmission to unvaccinated: IU News

Note for journalists: This study was published as a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research on October 16. References to these results should include their pre-publication status and a note that the results have not been peer-reviewed, meaning that they have not been reviewed by a group …

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Ocean Wise targets plastics in the food and beverage industry

Canadian organization Ocean Wise has launched a new initiative to help eliminate what it calls unnecessary plastics in the food and beverage industry. That Plastic Reduction Program launching during Waste Reduction Week (October 17-24) and will help companies identify unnecessary plastics in an organization’s supply chain while implementing a viable …

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Guaranteed Approval of Bad Credit Loans

Guaranteed Approval of Bad Credit Loans Get 100% cash advance online even with bad credit. The best service for fast loans! payday loans for bad credit Online loans for bad credit secured by an approval are generally granted online to people of all types, such as singles, tenants and businesses. …

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Inflation, slower economic growth partly responsible for rising national consumer debt

According to an economist, slow economic growth is causing total consumer debt to rise across Canada. “In terms of inflation and wages in particular, we’ve seen the gap between wages and inflation opening up a bit, and that’s one of the main reasons,” University of Regina economics professor Jason Childs …

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Zimbabwe has entered the fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity

Download logo With the fifteenth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP-15) scheduled for December 2022 in Montreal, Canada fast approaching, Zimbabwe has recognized the need to convene national consultations to raise awareness To raise awareness and develop common positions and set the …

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Residents over 50 invited to get vaccinated

Covid and seasonal flu vaccinations can now be booked through an online portal. Those eligible will be offered a bivalent vaccine targeting both the original and Omicron Covid-19 variants. An alternative vaccine will soon be available for those unable to obtain an mRNA-based product. The vaccination program is open to …

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Are tea bags really bad for the environment?

There are a variety of tea companies that will brew tea and fill it in a tea bag for convenience. It’s a simple, quick process of heating some water and throwing in your tea bags while it unfolds its flavor. However, many of these tea bags are made out of …

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Joe Biden: Liz Truss’ tax cuts are a ‘mistake’ and ‘I wasn’t the only one’ who thought so US foreign policy

Joe Biden has called Liz Truss’s abandoned UK tax cut plan a “mistake” and said he was concerned that other nations’ fiscal policies could hurt the US amid “global inflation”. Biden said it was “predictable” that Britain’s new prime minister on Friday was forced to roll back plans to aggressively …

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3 Twin Cities foundations are experimenting with radically different forms of philanthropic giving – Twin Cities

When the Venn Foundation funds access to extracurricular music lessons, medical technology research at the University of Minnesota, or traveling exhibits at the Minnesota Children’s Museum, it expects the money to be returned. The St. Paul-based charity lender specializes in issuing low-interest, interest-free loans, among other “programme-linked investments” or PRIs …

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The Sarnia Climate Action Group and the city join forces to bring back biodiversity

content of the article Mike Kent, an arborist from the town of Sarnia, and Mike Smalls, a gardener with a local group fighting climate change, exchanged ideas about a tree planting project in Wiltshire Park. content of the article “I showed him the concept of biodiversity islands and one thing …

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That’s why the global ban on whaling is more important than ever · A humane world

A Japanese whaling fleet kills Antarctic minke whales in the Southern Ocean. Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Alamy Stock Photo More than forty years after the global moratorium on commercial whaling was enacted, it is rightly considered one of the most important conservation and welfare measures of all time. By most estimates, it has …

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Aussies pushed to the brink by dodgy lenders

Australians are facing financial ruin, even homelessness, after getting unaffordable credit at the ‘tap of a finger’ from payday lenders, a Senate committee has heard. Financial adviser Lyndall Millburn told senators on Friday that one of her clients – who was due to appear before the public hearing but withdrew …

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Expected blueprint for economic growth

A photo shows a night view of the CBD area in downtown Beijing, capital of China. [Photo/Sipa] The forthcoming 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is to draft a plan for China’s economic development for the next five years and beyond, and highlight the country’s strategic solutions to …

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Identify global hotspots for soil conservation

The areas most important for conserving the soil’s ecological resources are only partially covered by current protected areas, according to the findings of a new study published in the journal Nature. The soils of this pine forest in Seville were included in the study. Photo credit: Manuel Delgado Baquerizo. A …

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Here are this year’s recipients of the MacArthur ‘Genius Grant 2022’

A plastic waste management specialist, artist, musician, computer scientist, and poet-ornithologist who advocates for Black people in nature are among this year’s 25 winners of the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grants dubbed “Genius Grants that honor discipline-changing and society-changing people whose work provides inspiration and insight. …

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“Inflation, power shortages a threat to economic growth” – Newsday Zimbabwe

power outages STOCKBROKING firm FBC Securities says restrictive factors such as the currency crisis, rising inflation, liquidity shortages, policy missteps and ongoing energy shortages will weigh heavily on the country’s economic growth prospects this year. The government has lowered the growth forecast for 2022 to 4.6% from the original forecast …

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Vertical PV to protect biodiversity at German airport – pv magazine International

An 8.4 kW vertical PV pilot project is now operational at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. The solar panels are arranged vertically to protect the biodiversity of the site. In the final expansion stage, the system will achieve an output of up to 13 MW. October 11, 2022 Sandra Enhardt …

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Vermont Statehouse drops Covid vaccination and testing rules

Members of the House of Representatives huddle together during a break in debate during a special session of the Legislature at the State House last November. Lawmakers voted Monday to drop Covid-19 vaccination and testing guidelines for visitors to the statehouse. File photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger Lawmakers voted Monday to …

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New Catalyst Turns Mixed Plastic Waste Into Fuel, New Plastics

The huge amount of plastic waste that ends up in the form of microplastics in the oceans, soil and drinking water, but also in human and animal bodies, is one of the main polluters of modern times. Scientists are always looking for new solutions to get rid of plastic waste …

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HND/Bsc dichotomy, bane of Nigeria’s industrial and economic growth, ex-Head says – New Telegraph

The former rector of Ilaro Federal Polytechnic in Ogun State, Dr. Olusegun Aluko, has blamed the disparity between Higher National Diploma (HND) and Bsc graduates in the labor market for the underdevelopment of Nigeria’s industrial sector and the weak economy. Aluko argued that Nigeria will experience rapid economic, technological and …

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The World Bank supports Panama in promoting biodiversity-friendly practices in rural areas

WASHINGTON DC, October 8, 2022 – The World Bank yesterday approved a $3.51 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund to support the Panama government’s program to strengthen its capacity to protect the biodiversity and to encourage the uptake of biodiversity friendly products and support integrative practices …

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How to Get the Best Auto Loan Rate With a Low Credit Score

The best rates go to those with good credit, but there are still ways to save money if your credit can be improved. By Benjamin Preston If you’ve ever financed the purchase of anything, whether it’s a car or a refrigerator, you know your credit score is essential to obtain …

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As flu hospitalizations rise, Hidalgo County is pushing for immunizations

A digital sign from Walgreens Pharmacy alerts motorists to the availability of August flu shots in Brownsville. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald) Hospital admissions for the flu are on the rise across Hidalgo County, prompting officials to advise residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The county is now reporting …

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Learn how the new plastic law will transform California • Sacramento News & Review

Plastic is everywhere – in our packaging, in our parks, in our oceans and even in our bloodstreams. But SB 54, which Gov. Newsom signed into law in June, aims to change that. It requires all packaging in the state to be recyclable or compostable by 2032, reducing plastic packaging …

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Credit Suisse isn’t the Lehman moment you’re looking for

Generals always make the last war, they say, and right now it seems like a lot of people are looking for the next Bear Stearns or Lehman Brothers. They are only half right. The 2008 crisis that killed these investment banks started with subprime mortgages and complex credit products, but …

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Oman’s Economic Recovery Gains Momentum; GDP growth of 4.3%

Oman’s economic recovery is gaining traction and is expected to grow 4.3% through 2022, the IMF said recently at the conclusion of a staff mission. “Strong vaccination efforts have enabled the easing of all social distancing restrictions. Total GDP growth rebounded from -3.2% in 2020 to 3.0% in 2021 and …

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Postdoctoral Researcher, Social Scientific Biodiversity Research job with UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI

We are looking for highly motivated and qualified researchers with a PhD degree (or a late-stage PhD researcher). An ideal candidate has experience in biodiversity, qualitative research methods and EU policies (CAP, Green Deal/Farm to Fork, EU Biodiversity Strategy). Other combinations of social science expertise are also considered. The postdoc …

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Can you shed infectious SARS-CoV-2 virions even if vaccinated against COVID?

Researchers in the United States published a study in the journal PLOS pathogen who investigated the excretion of viral viruses of the infectious severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) despite vaccination against it. Study: Excretion of infectious SARS-CoV-2 despite vaccination. Image credit: MrSquid/Shutterstock background The SARS-CoV-2 delta variant was …

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How floating trash cans can clean up our dying oceans

Seabin project is a clean tech startup with an ambitious mission to help solve the global problem of marine plastic pollution and ocean conservation. Their commercial product acts as a floating trash can, catching trash, oil, fuel, and cleaning supplies. “Trash cans on land, why not in the water?” That …

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Joe Biden has updated his loan forgiveness plan and it could reduce some

The White House updated President Joe Biden’s student loan debt forgiveness guidelines on Thursday amid constant criticism and opposition from law firms and heads of state. Biden’s plan offers $20,000 in student loan debt forgiveness for Pell Grant recipients and $10,000 for many other borrowers. There are income limits, and …

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Vietnam will record the highest GDP growth in Southeast Asia this year

Le Trung Hieu, deputy director-general of the General Statistics Office, said the agency expects Vietnam’s economy to grow 8% in 2022 despite the not-so-positive economic picture in the last quarter. The economy grew 8.83% in the first nine months, the highest since 2011-2022, thanks to a 13.67% increase in the …

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