Phra Vajiramedhi recognised for his compassion

Thanks;The nation Published;November 16, 2018 01:00 Phra Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi, left, poses with Christian Schaake, from the Private Sector Partnership Services, and Kelly Clements, UN deputy high commissioner for refugees, after a ceremony in Geneva. THE UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) yesterday appointed highly respected Thai Buddhist monk, Phra Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi, and Princess Sara Zeid…

The Danger of ‘Deploy or Get Out’ Facing HIV-Positive Troops

Thanks;Samantha Allen Published; 09.19.18 4:55 AM ET Raphye Alexius/Getty The largest employer in the country will not accept people living with HIV. No, not Walmart, which is the largest private employer in the United States, but the United States military, which has long banned anyone who tests positive for HIV from enlisting—and which considers most…

UN, EU hail Bangsamoro law as milestone in road to peace

Thanks;RICHARD A. REYES/AsiaNewsNetwork Published;July,29 MINDANAO ON THEIR MINDS Members of the bicameral conference committee and the Bangsamoro Transition Committee celebrate the approval of the draft Bangsamoro Organic Law on July 18 UNITED NATIONS — UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called a new law in the Philippines creating a Muslim autonomous region “a landmark achievement…

Elon Musk goes full superhero, deploys team to save Thai kids trapped in cave

Thanks; RACHEL KRAUS Published;July,7 2018 Elon Musk offers his resources and expertise to the Thai government. IMAGE: JOSHUA LOTT/GETTY IMAGES Elon Musk has sent engineers from his SpaceX and Boring Company teams to assist with the rescue efforts of the boys’ soccer team stuck in a cave system in Thailand. Twelve boys and their soccer…

Trump and Kim Have Just Walked Us Back From the Brink of War

Thanks;Victor Cha Mr. Cha is a former National Security Council director for Asia. Published;June 12, 2018 President Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea meet for the first time on Sentosa Island, Singapore. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times There is a phrase in Korean: “Begun is half-done.” It means when tackling a difficult task,…

Most microplastic harm done at lowest levels of food web, according to analysis

Thanks;Carolyn J. Foley/Purdue University Published;May,01 Microplastics, bits of plastics that have found their way into waters in and around every continent on Earth, have a range of impacts on aquatic life, according to a meta-analysis led by Purdue University’s Tomas Höök. Most negatively affected are zooplankton and larval fish. Credit: Purdue Agricultural Communication photo/Tom Campbell…

Cherishing the ground we walk on

Thanks;FAO Published;May,15 @09.43AM ©FAO/Olivier Asselin Soil is where it all begins. Few people know that soils are a non-renewable resource. It takes over 1000 years to make 1 cm of soil. This means that in our lifetime, all the soil we see is all there is. Soils do amazing things for us that we sometimes…