Climate Change: The First To Predict Global Warming

Danish painter P.S. Krøyer’s The Iron Foundry, Burmeister and Wain (1855).  Svante Arrhenius was the first to show that the carbon dioxide produced by the Industrial Revolution’s factories and machines would increase global temperatures. Image: National Gallery of Denmark. Today’s climate-change skeptics would have us believe that the whole notion of global warming is a relatively recent, […]

North-South Korea Pledge End to War & Nuclear Armament

Photo – AP: Korea Summit Press Pool, Friday 27 April 2018 A day of historic firsts for North and South Korea. One people. That’s what Korea once was. It was divided into two nations at the end of the Second World War. So today’s historic events are significant and if it is lasting, it will […]

Kiwibank Takes Stand Against Predatory Financial Lenders

Denying predatory lenders banking services will help put dodgy operators out of business, says Kiwibank. Since 2011, Kiwibank has been working to support New Zealanders who have been victims of the extortionate interest rates and unfair sales practices. “There are payday lenders and truck shops in particular preying on the most vulnerable people in our […]

New Migrants Encouraged to Participate in ANZAC Services

Published 23 April 2018 – New Zealand Anzac Dawn Service at Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension 2018 attended by Her Excellency Mrs Jane Coombs and CDRE Ross Smith MNZM. Photo credit: New Zealand Defence Force. Anzac Day on the 25 April marks the day that New Zealanders remember those who served and died in war. […]

Video: NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Full Interview on US NBC Show

Full video interview. Photo, left to right: Labour MP for Manurewa Louisa Wall, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Labour MP for Mangere and Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio.  It’s so fascinating to listen to citizens of another country describe New Zealand. Watch America’s NBC Network six minute interview with New Zealand Prime […]

Why Schools Become Battlegrounds During Conflict

  By Shireen Daft, Macquarie University Last month, more than 100 girls who had been abducted by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram from a Nigerian school in Dapchi in February were released to their families. But the community was also threatened that if the group returned and found any girls in school, they would […]

How Much Physical Activity Do You Really Need?

Physical activity has recently come to be seen as one of the best forms of medicine available. Studies have shown that simply getting on your feet can ward off all manner of ill health, from cancers to cardiovascular diseases. But how much do you need to do to reap the benefits? By Catherine de Lange For […]

Going Viral : Communicating Health in Age of Social Media

In the age of social media, fears and rumours about outbreaks and epidemics can quickly spread out of control. How can health officials help contain the panic? By Mike Ives In the spring of 2014, Vietnam’s state-controlled news media reported that dozens of children had died after turning up at hospitals in the capital, Hanoi, […]

As US AirStrikes Begin, Syria Calls for Prayer; Civilian Casualties Reported

Syria news media is reporting civilian casualties in Damascus, said to be one of the targets of the joint military operations by the USA, France and the UK in what is called “precision strikes” to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities.   Earlier, a call to prayer went out across the Damascus city of Syria as […]

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