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Nov 6, 2019 5:47 PM ET

Q&A: Holistic Land Management – Only a Movement can Prevent Desertification

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 6, 2019 - By Busani Bafana     The UNCCD says land degradation costs the global economy over 15 trillion dollars annually. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS BULAWAYO, Oct 4 2019 (IPS) - Desertification is not cheap. It has social, cultural, environmental and of course economic costs to reverse what it destroys. According to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) the scourge of desertification is costing the global economy up to 15 trillion. [more...]

Nov 6, 2019 5:39 PM ET

India Promotes South-South Cooperation, but Key Questions Unaddressed

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 6, 2019 - By Joydeep Gupta   Joydeep Gupta is the South Asia Director for the Third Pole. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi advocated, “greater South-South cooperation in addressing climate change, biodiversity and land degradation.” Courtesy: GCIS Sep 10 2019 (IPS) - At his speech at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) summit in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised South-South cooperation and technology solutions, but issues of land ownership dog. [more...]

Capstone Q3 2019 Results, Near-Term Organic Growth
Nov 6, 2019 2:45 AM ET

Capstone Q3 2019 Results, Near-Term Organic Growth

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 6, 2019 - VANCOUVER,- Capstone Mining Corp. ("Capstone" or the "Company") (TSX:CS) announced its production and financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 ("Q3 2019"). Total copper production from continuing operations for Q3 2019 totaled 39 million pounds of copper at consolidated C1 cash costs1 of $1.85 per pound. For full financial and operational results, refer to Capstone's Q3 2019 Management's Discussion and Analysis and Unaudited Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements ("MD&A and Financial Statements").. [more...]

Nov 1, 2019 4:10 AM ET

African Development Bank Shareholders approve landmark $115 billion capital increase, signalling strong support

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 1, 2019 - By African Development Bank     Bank’s capital base more than doubles. Jumps from $93 billion to $208 billion Largest capital increase in the Bank’s history signals a united front by shareholders   Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 31 October, 2019 – At an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting today in Abidjan, Governors of the African Development Bank, representing shareholders from 80 countries, approved a landmark $115 billion increase in capital for the continent’s. [more...]

Nov 1, 2019 4:00 AM ET

Locked Out – Nigeria’s Trafficked Children Have Never been to School

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 1, 2019 - By Tobore Ovuorie and Yemisi Onadipe   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, Oct 31 2019 (IPS) - “Human trafficking is when someone is taken from Nigeria to another country to be a prostitute. Or, to do other illegal jobs that are not good for humanity,” said Kingsley Chidiebere, a commercial. [more...]

Nov 1, 2019 3:43 AM ET

Nutrition – the Best Investment for a Developing Africa

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 1, 2019 - By Busani Bafana     More than 237 million people are suffering from chronic under nutrition in Africa of which 32.6 million are in Sub Saharan Africa. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS ACCRA, Ghana/BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Oct 25 2019 (IPS) - There is evident correlation between countries with high levels of children under five years of age who are stunted or wasted and the existence of political instability and/or frequent exposure to natural. [more...]

Nov 1, 2019 3:35 AM ET

Mother Earth’s Café Dares Climate Crises in India

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 1, 2019 - By Manipadma Jena     Phlida Kharshala of Meghalaya's Khasi indigenous community and her 8-year-old grandson sell mushrooms in Shillong city, India. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPS SHILLONG, India, Oct 29 2019 (IPS) - The sun has barely risen when Phlida Kharshala shakes her 8-year-old grandson awake. He hoists an empty cone-shaped bamboo basket on his back, sets the woven strap flat across his forehead and off they go into the wilderness.. [more...]

Oct 31, 2019 8:57 AM ET

African Development Bank Group’s Board of Governors to hold fifth extraordinary meeting in Abidjan

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 31, 2019 - By African Development Bank   ABIDJAN, Cote d’Ivoire , Oct 30 2019 - The Board of Governors of the African Development Bank will hold its fifth extraordinary meeting on Thursday, 31 October 2019, at the Sofitel Abidjan, Hotel Ivoire. During the meeting, the Bank’s shareholders will make signification decisions, and a major announcement is expected. The Board of Governors of the Bank represents the 80 members, including 54 countries of. [more...]

Oct 31, 2019 8:45 AM ET

African Development Bank and Three Regional Development Banks Launch Joint Report on Livable Cities

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 31, 2019 - By African Development Bank     WASHINGTON DC, Oct 21 2019 - Rapid urbanization has provided most cities in the world with opportunities to provide more sustainable, vibrant, and prosperous centers for their citizens. But they must first address challenges such as inadequate infrastructure investments, pollution and congestion, and poor urban planning, according to a new report released today. The report, Creating Livable Cities: Regional Perspectives, looks at urbanization trends. [more...]

Oct 31, 2019 3:00 AM ET

Qualys Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 31, 2019 - FOSTER CITY, Calif., Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019. For the quarter, the Company reported revenues of $82.7 million, net income under United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") of $19.2 million, non-GAAP net income of $27.2 million, adjusted EBITDA of $39.2 million, GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.47, and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.66. "We. [more...]

Oct 30, 2019 2:50 AM ET

Genworth Financial Announces Third Quarter 2019 Results

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 30, 2019 - Reached Agreement To Sell Genworth's Majority Interest In Genworth MI Canada Inc. To Brookfield Business Partners L.P. With Approximately $1.8 Billion Expected Net Proceeds Merger Agreement With China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co., Ltd (Oceanwide) Extended To Not Later Than December 31, 2019 U.S. Mortgage Insurance (MI) Adjusted Operating Income Of $137 Million With $18.9 Billion In New Insurance Written (NIW) And Continued Strong Loss Performance U.S. MI's PMIERs1 Sufficiency Ratio At 129 Percent, In Excess Of $850 Million Above Requirements. [more...]

How to Improve Your Business Marketing Strategy
Oct 29, 2019 3:00 PM ET

How to Improve Your Business Marketing Strategy

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 29, 2019 - If your business is to remain at the top of its game for a sustained period of time, it needs to be pulling in new customers and the additional buying power that they bring on a regular basis. To attract these new consumers, you must resolve to optimize your marketing strategy. Are your advertising endeavors in need of distinct improvement? If so, read on to find out how you can. [more...]

Oct 28, 2019 5:17 AM ET

Sustainable Development and Education – Is the Non-Aligned Movement Still Relevant?

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 28, 2019 - By Manssour Bin Mussallam   Manssour Bin Mussallam, President of the Education Relief Foundation Heads of State and governments from 120 countries will convene at the 25-26 October XVIII Non-Aligned Movement Summit, to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, to discuss the movement's future. Credit: Elchin Murad GENEVA, Oct 25 2019 (IPS) - By the time of publication, representatives, senior officials, and Heads of State and Government of 120 countries from. [more...]

Oct 25, 2019 4:44 PM ET

2019 Africa Investment Forum: African Development Bank and partners gear up for new heights

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 25, 2019 -   ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, Oct 17 2019 - In just a few weeks, the second edition of the annual Africa Investment Forum will kick off in Johannesburg, South Africa, with development finance institutions determined to tackle the continent’s infrastructure investment challenges and advance Africa’s economic transformation agenda. Africa Investment Forum 2018 broke the mold for regional investments and offered lessons about what can be done when multilateral development and finance institutions. [more...]

Oct 24, 2019 7:49 AM ET

Starting a Pharmaceutal Business? Here’s What You Need.

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 24, 2019 - The pharmaceutical industry is ever-evolving, and while established drug companies dominate the market, there is also room for entrepreneurs who want to start their own pharmaceutical business. This is perfect for those who have a great mind for research and development, and want to venture into the medical market. It can seem daunting to know where to begin when starting out in such a huge industry, so here’s what you. [more...]

Oct 24, 2019 7:00 AM ET

Callon Provides Update Regarding Carrizo Transaction

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 24, 2019 - HOUSTON,Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) ("Callon" or the "Company") today issued the following statement regarding its previously announced pending all-stock acquisition of Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) ("Carrizo"). Yesterday, Callon filed an investor presentation highlighting the benefits of the Carrizo transaction. The presentation is available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at https://ir.callon.com/ as well as on https://www.sec.gov/. As the presentation makes clear, Callon is led by an experienced Board. [more...]

Oct 23, 2019 6:15 PM ET

Africa’s Investment Drive Gathers Pace

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 23, 2019 - By Farhana Haque Rahman       Africa Investment Forum 2018   ROME, Oct 18 2019 (IPS) - Headwinds are blowing amid IMF warnings of a “synchronised slowdown” in global economic growth, yet Africa’s investment drive is still gathering pace, supported by intense international competition in development finance. Despite the global slowdown, 19 sub-Saharan countries are among nearly 40 emerging markets and developing economies forecast by the IMF to maintain. [more...]

Oct 23, 2019 5:20 PM ET

Agro-tech Offers Answers for African Farmers at Iowa Meet

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 23, 2019 - By James Reinl   Female subsistence farmers, who according to the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa form more than 70 percent of farmers in Africa. Last week USAID announced $70 million of investment into research for new seeds and methods to reduce the impact of droughts and disease on crops across the developing world. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS DES MOINES, United States , Oct 21 2019 (IPS) - Experts. [more...]

Oct 23, 2019 12:42 PM ET

Beaten and Tortured for a Ransom, Lured by the Promise of a Livelihood

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 23, 2019 - By Rafiqul Islam   This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. The International Organisation for Migration says that in Bangladesh victims of human trafficking are either abducted or lured with promises of a better life. Credit: Rafiqul Islam Sarker/IPS DHAKA, Oct 17 2019 (IPS) - After his father passed away two years ago, the. [more...]

Oct 23, 2019 12:10 PM ET

— Hidden in Plain Sight: Sex Trafficking in Canada

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 23, 2019 - By Nadia Kanji   This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. Seventy-two percent of trafficked victims in Canada are under the age of 25, and 51 percent of trafficked girls have been involved in the child welfare system. Courtesy: Dmitry Schemelev/Unsplash UNITED NATIONS, Jul 25 2019 (IPS) - Human trafficking for sexual exploitation has. [more...]

Oct 23, 2019 8:00 AM ET

HR Trends of 2019 That Will Continue in 2020

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 23, 2019 - It wasn’t too long ago that experts in the industry were predicting big changes that are about to hit the Human Resources sector in 2019, and now, we are already looking forward to 2020. Did all the predictions from last year come true? Probably not, but some of them did, and the coming year is going to build on them, while introducing some trends that were expected to be seen. [more...]

Oct 18, 2019 6:49 PM ET

The AI-driven Approach to App Development

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 18, 2019 - Having an app is not too different from having a website in some regards these days – it’s become a basic requirement for operating properly in some markets.  The old saying “if you don’t have a website for your business, it might not exist” is now just as valid for apps in these circles. And while it can seem that developing one yourself is not that big of a deal,. [more...]

Oct 17, 2019 2:19 PM ET

2019 Africa Investment Forum: African Development Bank and partners gear up for new heights

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 17, 2019 - ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, Oct 17 2019 - In just a few weeks, the second edition of the annual Africa Investment Forum will kick off in Johannesburg, South Africa, with development finance institutions determined to tackle the continent’s infrastructure investment challenges and advance Africa’s economic transformation agenda. Africa Investment Forum 2018 broke the mold for regional investments and offered lessons about what can be done when multilateral development and finance institutions. [more...]

Oct 17, 2019 3:57 AM ET

Ghana’s Grains and Groundnuts Face Increasing Contamination Amid Increasing Temperatures

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 17, 2019 - By Albert Oppong-Ansah     Adwoa Frimpomaah, a smallholder farmer from Ghana’s Bono East Region, and her two children have been eating maize likely infected by aflatoxins. Credit: Albert Oppong-Ansah/IPS BONO EAST REGION, Ghana , Oct 16 2019 (IPS) - Adwoa Frimpomaah, a smallholder farmer from Dandwa, a farming community in Nkoranza, in Ghana’s Bono East Region, and her two children have been consuming insect-infested and discoloured grains produced from. [more...]

Oct 17, 2019 3:48 AM ET

How to ‘Fix the Business of Food’ and Save the Planet

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 17, 2019 - By Samira Sadeque     From farm to fork, the global food industry needs to start aligning their operations with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. Pictured here, a farmer tends to vegetables in a greenhouse in Antigua, where a climate-smart agricultural initiative seeks to improve farm productivity. Credit: Desmond Brown/IPS UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 2019 (IPS) - With up to one billion undernourished people around the world,. [more...]

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...]