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From Mama with Love: Cooking Fresh Meals for Hundreds of TB Patients a Day in Papua New Guinea
The Island of Daru in Papua New Guinea is a global flashpoint for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. The World Bank and our development partners are working with the government of PNG to address this – Daru now has five dedicated TB treatment sites that bring medication and support to communities.
Governance, ethics and leadership in Papua New Guinea – a personal perspective: part two – ethical leadership
In part 1 of this blog, I described some of the challenges in Papua New Guinea (PNG) today: the way custom can conflict with state law; the difficulties in upholding elements of our constitution that relate to equality; and what happens if we allow our institutions to be weak and ineffective. I als
Climate Change Claims Its First Mammal Extinction
It’s official: Climate change has claimed its first mammal extinction. This week the Australian government declared the extinction of a tiny rodent called Bramble Cay melomys (also known as the Bramble Cay mosaic-tailed rat, Melomys rubicola). The quiet announcement was buried in a press release abo
Australia’s PNG gateway: far north Queensland
Just a few kilometres separate Papua New Guinea and Australia at their closest point. But when it comes to migration procedures, people on both sides of the Torres Strait can sometimes feel like the countries may as well be on separate planets. Visas remain a constant obstacle to building a stronger
Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea
A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 108 km SE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (67 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude 150.795° East, latitude -6.28° South, depth = 41.41 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/03/19 / 2019-03-12 23:20:50 / March 12, 2019 @ 11:20 pm. A tsunam
At least 50 killed in flash floods in Indonesia
(CNN) — At least 50 people have been killed in eastern Indonesia as a result of flash flooding and a landslide, Indonesia's disaster management said. Nearly 60 people were also injured and sent to the hospital, the agency said in a news release.
Malaysia's Mahathir says some state-owned entities may be listed
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia may list certain state-owned entities to cut government debt and liabilities, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday as it seeks new revenue sources to boost its fiscal position.
Real Estate Giant Holding Live Luxury Home Auction for Bitcoin
A major Australian real estate group is holding a luxury home auction that can be paid for with two cryptocurrencies. There will be a live auctioneer who will call out bids in BTC. The property owner says he wants to keep as many coins as possible.
UK and Pacific Islands sign trade continuity agreement
A trade continuity agreement will see British businesses and consumers benefitting from continued trading arrangements with Fiji and Papua New Guinea after the UK leaves the EU.
Some local, foreign firms eye Malaysia Airlines, PM says
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has received interest from some local and foreign firms to buy national carrier Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB), Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday.
Mining Pollution Limits Access to Clean Water in Papua New Guinea
A new report titled Red Water documents the social, environmental, economic, and health impacts of gold mining in Porgera, Papua New Guinea. The report finds that the communities affected by mining do not have access to consistent and safe drinking water. This is due, in part, to the fact that the P
The Pushback Plan: How Taiwan Can Ward Off China's Territorial Threats
The main entrance of Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is looking increasingly bare these days. Unfortunately, the ministry has been forced to remove five flags of diplomatic allies—including Burkina Faso, Sao Tome and Principe, Dominican Republic, Panama, and El Salvador—over the last two years
Massive rare leatherback turtle weighing more than 200kg is found dead after washing up on a farm in New Zealand
An endangered turtle weighing more than 200kg has washed up on a farm in New Zealand. The leatherback sea turtle is the largest of all living turtle species and one of its kind was found dead at a farm in Akaroa, on New Zealand's South Island on Monday.
UK signs post-Brexit trade deal with Fiji and Papua New Guinea
Britain has signed a post-Brexit trade deal with the Pacific islands of Fiji and Papua New Guinea, as the government rushes to sign as many agreements as possible before 29 March.
4 facts about religion in New Zealand
New Zealand’s small but growing Muslim population is in the news of late after a terrorist attack left 50 dead and dozens injured at two mosques in Christchurch last week. Many have expressed shock that these attacks could occur in New Zealand, where crime rates are low, mass shootings are rare and
At least 42 dead in floods in Indonesia's Papua
At least 42 people have been killed by flash floods in Indonesia's eastern Papua province, an official said Sunday, as rescuers raced to find more victims of the disaster. The floods in Sentani, near the provincial capital of Jayapura, were triggered by torrential rain and subsequent landslides on S
Wiping out TB by 2045 could cost up to $10bn a year
Tuberculosis - a disease that has been around for thousands of years - could be wiped out by 2045 if investment in the disease is increased to $10billion a year. A panel of experts has set out a vision for ending TB within the next 25 years if the world invests in a range of measures including resea
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Snow Calls 24 Players to U-23 WNT Roster for 2019 Thorns Spring Invitational
CHICAGO (March 19, 2019) – U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team head coach B.J. Snow has named a 24-player roster for the 2019 Thorns Spring Invitational where the USA will face Reign FC, Portland Thorns FC and the Chicago Red Stars in the four-team NWSL pre-season competition.
Completely Unreadable Band Logo of the Week: Win a Grab Bag of Metal Goodies!
Congrats to reader Alex Horvath! Alex correctly identified last week’s logo as belonging to the band Ringarë, and thus wins a grab bag full of goodies from the MetalSucks Mansion Archives. Mazel tov, Alex!