The level of global debate about sustainable development is reaching new heights as the United Nations gears up for member states to negotiate the post-2015 development agenda at a landmark summit to be convened by the General Assembly in September.
The Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity, held annually on the South Korean island of Jeju, dedicates itself to ideas such as diversity and sustainability. This year, the forum has the theme of building a "New Asia of Trust and Harmony."
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new symbol for industrial India is a majestic lion. The vision document for "Make in India" aired on the net, displays this wonderful creature as a logo.
In view of the consensus for a U.S. rate hike in September, will the May-September romance on the Malaysian stock market turn rocky?
Action may be coming at last to deal with one of the most important threats facing humanity -- the fast-increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics and other medicines.
We've all faked it. Whether once or twice or a few dozen times -- be it through forced smiles or forged signatures, replicated art pieces or plagiarized papers, fake IDs or fake orgasms -- we have all faked our way through social occasions, conversations, professional ladders and -- if one can bring an honest admission of ribaldry here -- sexual situations, where faking it is a lot more helpful than making it.
2015/5/25, 1 Comment
For two full weeks or thereabouts in April the media in the West, particularly the U.S., were ablaze with news of hundreds of migrants drowning in the Mediterranean while attempting to cross illegally to European shores.
University professors offer students carefully honed syllabi for courses at the start of each semester. These syllabi list boring details such as the instructor's contact information, goals of the course (not so boring, I hope), instructional methods, rules and policies, weekly assignments, and other cool items.
Politically correct Filipinos are caught in a bind. On the showdown with Beijing in the West Philippine Sea, the nationalist position is to oppose China's aggression, expose its outrageous "nine-dash line," and resist its creeping conquest of contested islands.
"Egregious" and "grotesque" is how United States Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea's reckless international provocations, and brutal executions of victims who incur the wrath of leader Kim Jong Un.