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Sri Lanka : World Bank grants Sri Lanka $ 200 million to control non-communicable diseases

* World Bank grants Sri Lanka $ 200 million to control non-communicable diseases – Health Minister Sun, Jun 24, 2018, 09:29 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. June 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Minister of health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says that the World Bank has granted 200 million dollars to control non-communicable diseases. The Minister said this while attending a Health Walk organized by the Sri Lanka Medical Association under the theme “Balanced diet for a healthy…

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Trump’s trade war sets bigger booby trap for strong US economy

The escalating trade battle between the U.S. and the rest of the world is raising the risk of a meaningful slowing in an otherwise vibrant American economy. While the tariffs already in place and set to be implemented will barely dent U.S. growth, economists say the panoply of additional measures being considered would take a perceptible bite out of gross domestic product if they go ahead. “It’s going to be more noticeably painful,” said Peter Hooper, chief economist at Deutsche…

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World gathers to tackle climate change challenges – Canindia News

Da Nang (Vietnam), June 24 (IANS) World leaders and officials from over 100 nations, including India, top heads of UN agencies and multilateral financial institutions, scientists and activists gathered in this Vietnamese city on Sunday for the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Assembly to tackle global climate change challenges. One of the most significant global gatherings of the year on the environment, the assembly, which will see high-level plenary sessions June 27-28, follows a record $4.1 billion replenishment by governments of…

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KISSA AND DAWAT: (Dis)parity of esteem in our midst

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) — Quite fortunate to be part of a weekend planning of insider mediators looking into and cracking their heads scrutinizing the Senate and House versions, what will potentially come out of the bicameral committee (Bicam) and what the final version will be. Importantly, they can help assess its potential risks and explore how the Bicam results can be communicated so that we can direct the outcome along the road of peaceful resolution and geared…

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Empowerment through entrepreneurship | The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper

One of her prominent roles is as Project Co-ordinator at Youth Business T&T (YBTT) where she is in charge of communications, stakeholder and media relations at an agency responsible nurturing the business spirit among young people. But that is just one of many hats worn by Adriana Sandrine Isaac-Rattan, who is also principal consultant at The Corporate Suite (T&T), a full-service communications and event management company; a director of the International Women’s Resource Network (IWRN) an NGO providing support services…

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China must lead the way in reform of global governance, says Xi

  China must lead the way in reforming global governance, the foreign ministry on Saturday cited President Xi Jinping as saying, as Beijing looks to increase its world influence. China has sought a greater say in global organisations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and United Nations, in line with its growing economic and diplomatic clout. Since taking office in late 2012, Xi has taken a more muscular approach, setting up China’s own global bodies like the…

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‘It’s a wonderful time to be a woman…’: Isla Fisher on fame, family and making time for love

But we need men to support us, says actress ISLA FISHER. She tells Elaine Lipworth how she juggles fame and family with husband Sacha Baron Cohen…and why love is when he empties the dishwasher ‘Healthy relationships are about embracing each other’s differences,’ says Isla. Isla Fisher is a woman of many talents. Apart from her stellar film career, she is the author of a bestselling children’s book series featuring anarchic babysitter Marge. But some of Isla’s gifts are of a…

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Technical team meets in Khartoum to discuss filling Ethiopian Dam

June 23, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – A joint technical team from Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia on Saturday has launched discussions in Khartoum over options and strategies for filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) lake. The planned Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project (AP) Egypt fears that its water share would be drawn down by the filling of the GERD which is expected to hold 74 billion cubic metres of water and generate electrical power of up to 6,000 megawatts. In 2015,…

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Indonesia’s Order to Foreign Workers: Learn the Language

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia is making it easier for foreigners to work here — but they will have to study as well. A decree by President Joko Widodo that is set to take effect this month will simplify Indonesia’s procedures for issuing work permits to foreigners, which are often hampered by delays, arbitrary denials and revocations, not to mention compulsory bribes to civil servants just to stamp the paperwork. Buried inside the order is a section requiring all expatriate workers…

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Solar power capacity reaches 218MW

Bangladesh witnessed a 27 percent year-on-year jump in the number of solar home systems installed last year, thanks to a drop in the production cost aided by technological advancement. By the end of 2017, the country installed 5.2 million SHSs, which are stand-alone photovoltaic systems that offer a cost-effective mode of supplying power for lighting and appliances to remote off-grid households. The custom-made SHSs had a total capacity of 218 megawatts, according to the “Renewables 2018-Global Status Report”, which is…

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Xi Jinping says China must lead way in reform of global governance

A file photo of China President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP Beijing: China must lead the way in reforming global governance, the foreign ministry on Saturday cited President Xi Jinping as saying, as Beijing looks to increase its world influence. China has sought a greater say in global organisations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and United Nations, in line with its growing economic and diplomatic clout. Since taking office in late 2012, Xi has taken a more…

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BVR Subrahmanyam takes over as Chief Secretary of J-K

[India], June 23 (ANI): Chhattisgarh-cadre IAS officer, BVR Subrahmanyam took charge as Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Subrahmanyam assumed charges from the outgoing Chief Secretary B B Vyas at Chief Secretary’s office chamber here. Vyas, who was given one-year extension in service last month, has been appointed the adviser to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Narinder Nath Vohra. Subrahmanyam, a 1987-batch IAS officer, recently served as the Additional Chief Secretary Home under the Chhattisgarh Government and has also…

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Farmers in Kazakhstan to be able to insure against risks of default on loans

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 23 By Ali Mustafayev – Trend: Farmers in Kazakhstan will be able to insure against the risks of default on the loan agreement with a decrease of the average regional yield, the press service of Agrarian Credit Corporation JSC (ACC) said in a message. ACC in cooperation with the World Bank have developed and implemented a new product for insurance of loans for spring field and harvesting for the borrowers of ACC. “The joint product presupposes the…

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DRC set for turmoil as Jean-Pierre Bemba expected home within weeks | World news

Jean-Pierre Bemba, the Congolese opposition leader whose war crimes convictions at the international criminal court (ICC) were quashed, is expected to return to the Democratic Republic of the Congo within weeks, risking an intense new phase of political manoeuvring and instability in the vast and impoverished central African state. Bemba, a former rebel leader and vice president, left the country in 2007 and spent the last 10 years in prison in The Hague before his surprise acquittal on appeal. The…

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Can the Indian economy really achieve double digit growth?

Analysts say it would be better for India to first target a sustained 8% growth. In 2017-18, the Indian economy grew at 6.7%, a four-year-low. Graphic: Mint New Delhi: Within a span of just seven days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has twice vouched to take the Indian economy to double-digit growth, and interim finance minister Piyush Goyal has claimed the target can be achieved by the fourth quarter (January-March) of the current fiscal year. “The need of the hour is…

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