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Oct 15, 2019 8:50 AM ET

Booming eSports and Video Gaming Already Bigger Than Music and Movie Industries Combined

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 15, 2019 - LOS ANGELES,The eSports and video gaming market have already outpaced their contemporaries in the film and music businesses with what is expected to be a $300 billion annual industry by 2025. So, it seems ironic that investors are slow to catch on. That's according to portfolio managers who think the industry has plenty of room to run. Especially since it continues to grow in the double digits. Or more simply put, market. [more...]

Oct 14, 2019 6:58 PM ET

For Some in Kashmir Marriage Equates to Sexual Slavery

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 14, 2019 - By Umar Manzoor Shah   This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. In Kashmir there are thousands of young women who were sold in their teens by their parents to older men, and now living lives governed by restrictions which many equate to imprisonment. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS SRINAGAR, Oct 11 2019 (IPS) - Haseena. [more...]

Oct 14, 2019 6:45 PM ET

Human Trafficking – It Came Disguised as the Opportunity of a Lifetime

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 14, 2019 - By Miriam Gathigah   This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. When she was 20 Mary Njambi was trafficked to Saudi Arabia where she thought she would obtain work as a well-paid domestic worker. Instead, she was treated as a slave and was sexually abused. Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPS NAIROBI, Oct 3 2019 (IPS) -. [more...]

Oct 14, 2019 6:23 PM ET

Wall Street can Free the World’s 40 Million Modern-Day Slaves

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 14, 2019 - By James Reinl   This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. A 2009 study found that almost 250,000 children worked in auto repair stores, brick klins, as domestic labourers, and as carpet weavers and sozni embroiderers in Jammu and Kashmir. A new study says financiers in Wall Street, the City of London and other. [more...]

Oct 14, 2019 6:10 PM ET

When the Search for Jobs Ends in Slavery

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 14, 2019 - By Wambi Michael   This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. Zubedah Nakitende was trafficked as salve labour to a family in Jordon. Her employer gave her a cream for her injured fingers that was actually turned out to be acid. Nakitende’s fingers were so badly injured they had to be amputated. Credit: Wambi. [more...]

Oct 14, 2019 5:48 PM ET

Why Prosecuting Human Traffickers in Nigeria is Nothing More than a Mirage

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 14, 2019 - By Tobore Ovuorie   In this Voices from the Global South podcast, IPS takes you to Lagos, Nigeria, to understand why the country's national agency against trafficking has only successfully prosecuted 339 offenders over the last 13 years. This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. LAGOS, Nigeria, Sep 9 2019 (IPS) - Hope Oyiza,. [more...]

Oct 14, 2019 5:32 PM ET

How Widespread is Human Trafficking in the US?

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 14, 2019 - By Thalif Deen   This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. UNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 2019 (IPS) - The United States is no exception to the practice of modern day slavery—a crime for which it is rarely held accountable at the United Nations. A rash of hidden crimes widespread in US inner cities and. [more...]

Oct 14, 2019 5:22 PM ET

VIDEO: World Day against Trafficking in Persons

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 14, 2019 - By IPS World Desk   ROME, Jul 25 2019 (IPS) - The darkest underbelly of human existence hides right in front of us – modern day slaves are the foundation of the third largest criminal economy on the planet. As media consumption in the West is drawn to negative, sensational and explosive headlines, sinister realities escape our attention. This applies to reporting on human trafficking in the developing world, where. [more...]

Oct 11, 2019 2:10 AM ET

IDT Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2019 Results

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 11, 2019 - NEWARK, N.J.,-- IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT) reported EPS of $0.06 and Non-GAAP EPS* of $0.15 on revenue of $356.1 million for the fourth quarter of FY 2019, the three months ended July 31, 2019. For the full fiscal year 2019, IDT reported EPS of $0.01 and Non-GAAP EPS of $0.38 on revenue of $1,409.2 million. 4Q19 & FISCAL YEAR OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS(4Q19 results are compared to 4Q18. FY 2019 results are compared to FY 2018) net2phone's Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) attained the. [more...]

Oct 9, 2019 5:39 PM ET

UNGA 2019: No room for coal in Africa’s renewable future: Akinwumi Adesina

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 9, 2019 - By African Development Bank     Climate Action Summit 2019. Credit: AfDB Group. UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 2019 - African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina on Tuesday unveiled ambitious plans to scrap coal power stations across the continent and switch to renewable energy at United Nations climate talks on Monday. Addressing a gathering of leaders and officials from almost 200 countries in New York, Adesina outlined efforts to shutter coal-fired. [more...]

Oct 9, 2019 5:35 PM ET

UN, African Development Bank High-Level Meeting Calls for Speed and Action on SDGs

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 9, 2019 - By African Development Bank     UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 2019 - With an estimated 390 million people living in extreme poverty, hunger and food insecurity, Africa is in a race against time to deliver on its regional and global development goals. On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Sunday, African heads of states and governments met to emphasize urgent collective action and the need for greater collaboration between. [more...]

Oct 9, 2019 5:28 PM ET

Africa’s Industrial Development: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 9, 2019 - By Li Yong   LI Yong is Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Credit: UNIDO VIENNA, Sep 23 2019 (IPS) - When world leaders gathered in New York for the 70th session of the General Assembly back in 2016, and proclaimed the period 2016-2025 as the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III), it reaffirmed the importance of industrialization in supporting Africa’s own efforts towards sustained, inclusive. [more...]

Oct 9, 2019 5:16 PM ET

Not Enough Good Information About Africa’s Climate for Adaptation

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 9, 2019 - By Isaiah Esipisu   In this edition of Voices from the Global South Dr James Kinyangi head of the African Development Bank's climate and development Africa special fund, and fellow climate scientist Laban Ogallo, a Professor of Meteorology at the University of Nairobi and an author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, chat to IPS correspondent Isaiah Esipisu about local solutions that can help the fight against. [more...]

Oct 9, 2019 4:55 PM ET

G5 Sahel Summit: African Development Bank, partners, commit to light up and power the Sahel with the Desert to Power initiative

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 9, 2019 - By African Development Bank   Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Sep 13 2019 - Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, has arrived in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, ahead of the G5 Sahel Summit, and was received by Burkina Faso’s president, Mark Roch Christian Kaboré. The Burkinabe president applauded the Bank’s Desert to Power initiative, and also highlighted his country’s excellent relationship with the Bank, expressing his thanks for. [more...]

Oct 9, 2019 4:42 PM ET

Three Questions to Wale Shonibare, Acting VP, Power, Energy, Climate & Green Growth

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 9, 2019 - By African Development Bank     Sep 13 2019 - The Desert to Power initiative is an ambitious and innovative partnership-driven initiative of the African Development Bank to transform the Sahel and Sahara region through the deployment of solar technologies, at scale, in eleven countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sudan.   ---------------------------------------------- Bank Achievements in Energy: 78% of Bank financing is focused. [more...]

October Tariff Update:  Everybody in the Tariff Pool!
Oct 9, 2019 12:09 PM ET

October Tariff Update: Everybody in the Tariff Pool!

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 9, 2019 - Since our last tariff update in September, we've received a number of price increase notifications covering the gamut of electrical, lighting and tool manufacturers - many directly attributable to the "List 4B" tariffs effective December 15th. These price increases have effective dates beginning in October, and span through January 2020. In 2018, Trump tweeted: "trade wars are good, and easy to win". With neither side overly optimistic, trade talks between China and the US. [more...]

Oct 8, 2019 4:49 AM ET

‘Salty’ Concern: Tackling High Salt Consumption in China

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 8, 2019 - By Veena S. Kulkarni and Raghav Gaiha   Veena S. Kulkarni, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Sociology and Geography, Arkansas State University, USA; and Raghav Gaiha, (Hon.) Professorial Research Fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, England. NEW DELHI, India and JONESBORO, US, Oct 7 2019 (IPS) - China’s almost meteoric transition from a being a low income to a middle income country within a span of four decades is. [more...]

Oct 7, 2019 10:32 AM ET

Africa’s Mineral Wealth May Just have to Stay in the Ground to Protect a Changing Climate

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 7, 2019 - By Busani Bafana     The extraction of natural resources across Africa, including minerals like gold, is being affected by a changing climate. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Oct 7 2019 (IPS) - As a result of climate change, resource extraction industries in Africa will be impacted by asset stranding, researchers say. “Stranding implies that several natural assets are going to become commercially unviable around the world as a result. [more...]

Sep 30, 2019 11:23 AM ET

Investments to Cushion African Countries against Climate Shocks Not Enough

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 30, 2019 - By James Reinl     The African Development Bank (AfDB) has been investing in projects to assist African countries adapt to climate change. Seven out of the 10 most vulnerable countries to climate change are located on the continent even though Africa contributes less than 4 percent of world greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). However, Africa needs between 7-15 billion dollars every year to adapt to the impacts of climate change,. [more...]

Sep 24, 2019 4:00 AM ET

Prologis Recognized for Industry-Leading Global ESG Initiatives

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 24, 2019 - SAN FRANCISCO, Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), the global leader in logistics real estate, has again been recognized by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for outstanding performance in environmental stewardship, social responsibility and governance (ESG). "GRESB and DJSI are leading indicators for real estate companies and investors to evaluate and track ESG performance," said Prologis chief legal officer and ESG head Edward S. Nekritz. "Prologis' repeat inclusion. [more...]

Sep 23, 2019 9:44 AM ET

World’s Hard Fought Battle Against Climate Change

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 23, 2019 - By Thalif Deen     UNITED NATIONS, Sep 23 2019 (IPS) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres describes the ongoing crisis as a “climate emergency”– as the world continues its hard fought battle against devastating droughts, floods, hurricanes and rising sea levels that threaten the very existence of small island developing states located in low-lying areas. The heat wave in Europe last summer was a scorcher – one of the worst. [more...]

Sep 18, 2019 8:56 AM ET

The Top Tech and Gadgets to Help Protect Your Privacy

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 18, 2019 - Nowadays, due in large part to the ever-growing popularity of social media and the way in which people are all constantly glued to their devices, ‘privacy’ has become a relative term.  In many ways, each individual’s business is everybody’s business. However, while everyone still has a certain amount of control over how much of their daily lives they reveal to their online communities, they have less control over those who. [more...]

Sep 17, 2019 6:18 PM ET

African Development Bank Plans for a Self-sufficient, Integrated and Industrialised Continent

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 17, 2019 - By Nalisha Adams and Busani Bafana     Women rice farmers in a field, Accra, Ghana. Through the African Development Bank’s Feed Africa project, 19 million people were provided with improved agricultural technologies, and almost 1.54 billion dollars was approved in 2018 to transform agriculture on the continent. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS JOHANNESBURG, South Africa/BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Sep 16 2019 (IPS) - Arama Sire Camara, a fruit and vegetable seller in the. [more...]

Sep 17, 2019 6:12 PM ET

— AfDB ‘s Solar Project Aims at Making Africa a Renewable Power House

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 17, 2019 - By Razeena Raheem     Credit: AfDB UNITED NATIONS, Sep 13 2019 (IPS) - When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched the International Solar Alliance last October, he applauded the goal of mobilizing about $1 trillion dollars towards the deployment of some 1,000 gigawatts of solar energy by 2030. “It is clear,” he said, “that we are witnessing a global renewable energy revolution.” That revolution is also taking place under the. [more...]

Sep 17, 2019 7:41 AM ET

Tariff Update: More tariff confetti and a trip back to the future

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 17, 2019 - 220, 221 - Whatever it takes The first of September has come and gone and with it, a list of new tariffs enacted. List "4A" to be exact (see table below). In fact, The USTR increased the planned September 1st tariff of 10% to 15%. U.S. Customs will also start collecting a 15% tariff on December 15th on the remainder of the $300 billion list (list "4B"). Hey, 10 percent. [more...]

Sep 16, 2019 6:52 PM ET

The Best Software To Improve Business Processes

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 16, 2019 - New software is being developed all the time, at a fast rate. It’s important as a business to keep informed regarding trends and new releases, to ensure that your business is implementing the most useful and time-saving software for you. Especially where software and IT is concerned, no business can afford to fall behind and use outdated methods which may use up valuable time and resources. Here are the key. [more...]

Sep 16, 2019 11:07 AM ET

Park View City Islamabad | Map | Location | Plots on Sale| Plot Prices

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 16, 2019 - Introduction Park View City Islamabad is a pious project of The Vision Group owned and founded by honorable Aleem Khan, Senior Minister of PTI. The Project is a true definition of extravagance and tranquility. It is a private, gated housing society with most lavish residential and commercial options. The private residential housing scheme is incorporated with the state of the art development work, brilliant architecture, and modern amenities. It is. [more...]

Sep 16, 2019 8:22 AM ET

Asian & Arab Parliamentarians to Move Forward on Reproductive Health & Gender Empowerment

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 16, 2019 - By Razeena Raheem     UNITED NATIONS, Sep 16 2019 (IPS) - Over the years, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has worked in tandem with legislators and parliamentarians to help implement the historic Programme of Action (PoA) adopted unanimously by over 20,000 UN delegates at a landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo back in 1994. The PoA included a commitment to reduce maternal and infant mortality,. [more...]

Sep 16, 2019 8:14 AM ET

To Uplift a Woman is to Uplift a Village

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 16, 2019 - By IPS Correspondents     An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor at Amana Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. While women are increasingly using contraceptives to plan their families, there are still too many who lack access to critical reproductive health services. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Aug 10 2019 (IPS) - Khadija Zuberi, 23, from Ruaha Mbuyuni village in Tanzania’s central highlands, is a single. [more...]