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Helping island communities retain their beauty

When you think of a Pacific Island, there are certain images that immediately spring to mind: sun-drenched, white sandy beaches; gorgeous, clear blue oceans; luscious green palms and a general island paradise.

ECO-BUSINESS.COM - 2019-03-21 00:10:00

Pasifika Festival cancelled following Chch terror attack

Auckland’s Pasifika Festival has been cancelled following the terror attack in Christchurch last Friday. Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development’s general manager Steve Armitage decided to cancel the event this weekend so that police could prioritise their resources on keeping Aucklanders


World 's Most Overweight International locations In 2019 Are Not US And UK

Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 and up, categorized into tiers of Class 1 (30 to. In the United States, the average BMI is 29.1 for males and 29.6 for females, with a mean weight of 197.9 pounds and 170.6 pounds, respectively. But while these figures are bordering on alarm


Town of Verona recognizes friendly neighborhood crossing guard who waves at everyone

VERONA, Wis. - Every morning before the sun comes up, you can find Don Kazda sitting outside Tuvalu Coffeehouse & Gallery on South Main Street in Verona. If you've lived there long enough, you've seen him out there for the past 19 years, with a signature wave.


Impoverished Island Nation Embraces Coal , Rejects Climate Change Narratives

Papua New Guinea is a large island just to the North of Australia, plagued by poverty, violence and corruption. But their Government is determined to build a better future for their children, regardless of how many greens they upset.


YouTuber Goes on a Mission to Visit All of Taiwan 's Allies Around the World

A Taiwanese YouTuber has embarked on a quest to visit the island’s remaining allies — countries that continue to recognize it as the “one true China” amid Beijing’s growing influence in the global arena.


PNG politicians push coal as Pacific islanders rail against climate change

Politicians in Papua New Guinea are ratcheting up their support for a new foray into coal mining and power generation, even as neighboring states call for a global reduction in carbon emissions to stave off a catastrophic rise in the sea level.


Ten Safest Places To Be If World War 3 Breaks Out

If a world war breaks out, what would your neighborhood look like? Would you be in a place of peace, or war? According to Top Lists, the following countries are the safest places to be if the world happens to break out into a global war.


Indoensia puts meat into Indo-Pacific agenda ; launches South Pacific Forum

JAKARTA: Giving more meat to its Indo-Pacific agenda Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi opened a series of activities of the Indonesia-South Pacific Forum (ISPF) at the Ministry, here, Thursday.

ECONOMIC TIMES - 2019-03-20 18:30:00

The 20 most unhealthy countries on earth , ranked

A new global health ranking has identified the most unhealthy countries in the world. The ranking is based on 10 measures: healthy life expectancy, blood pressure, blood glucose (diabetes risk), obesity, depression, happiness, alcohol use, tobacco use, inactivity (too little exercise), and governmen


Mansfield Town vs Lincoln City live streaming : Watch online , preview , prediction & odds

Mansfield Town vs Lincoln City live streaming match details. If you want to watch Mansfield Town vs Lincoln City online, these are the live streaming instructions. Kick-off time: 7:45 pm, March 18, 2019 (UK time)


Diplomatic switch ? Solomon Islands relations with Taiwan or China

The forthcoming national elections in Solomon Islands in April have once again raised the issue of diplomatic relations between the Republic of China (hereafter “Taiwan”) and Solomon Islands. Prime Minister Rick Hou’s political party has said it will review Solomon Islands diplomatic relations with


Which countries punch above their weight when it comes to World Heritage Sites ?

There are now a staggering 1,092 Unesco World Heritage Sites. Is that too many? Given that the exhaustive list includes a Fray Bentos meatpacking plant, a German shoe factory, and a Belgian boat lift, the answer might well be “yes”. Then again, the lineup does not yet include St Paul’s Cathedral or


World 's Most Obese Countries In 2019 Are Not US And UK

Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 and up, categorized into tiers of Class 1 (30 to < 35), Class 2 (35 to < 40), and Class 3 (40 and up, or extremely obese). The normal range for one’s BMI is 18.5 to < 25. BMI is the definitive screening test to determine if someone is obese


Smoking on the rise in Indonesia , and other recent WHO NCD findings

NCDs – primarily cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases – are a major health challenge in the Asia-Pacific region for three reasons. First, there were just over 20 million NCD-related deaths among the 24 LMICs in the Asia Pacific region for which data is availabl


A brief hissstory of places snakes wo n't go

Snakes are sneaky. In their 150 million-odd years on this planet, they’ve managed to slither their way into most corners of the world. But Saint Patrick can’t take credit for eliminating our scaly friends from any of them.