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H&M’s new diversity chief designs a more inclusive future

NEW YORK H&M is set to kick off a series of workshops and training this fall for thousands of its employees at its more than 500 North American stores aimed at addressing unconscious bias. The moves are the first of their kind for the fast-fashion chain and come after it faced international backlash....

Chawrasia finishes 53rd in Munich

Indian golfer SSP Chawrasia shot one-over 73 and Gaganjeet Bhullar carded two-over 74 as they finished Tied-53rd and Tied-62nd respectively in the International Open here Sunday. Chawrasia had three birdies on front nine, but he also gave away a double bogey on third and two other bogeys on back nine.

Serotonin Could Be Behind Fibromyalgia-linked Condition Once Considered Imaginary

An international team spearheaded by researchers at McGill University has discovered a biological mechanism that could explain heightened somatic awareness, a condition where patients experience physical discomforts for which there is no physiological explanation.

Marina to open applications for Sangley airport ferry service

MANILA -- The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is set to open applications for the operations of the ferry service going to the Sangley airport in Cavite province in line with the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) initiative to transfer general aviation flights out of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Motorcyclist dies after ramming into tree in Labuan

LABUAN: A 31–year–old motorcyclist was killed when he lost control of his vehicle and rammed into a tree at Jalan Tanjung Purun near the Labuan International Lawn Bowl Arena here at about 4am on Saturday. Muhamad Afiq Mohamad was on his way back to the Membedai Air Force Base Camp when the accident occurred.

India, Pakistan and China increasing nuclear arsenals size

At the start of 2019, the United States, Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea had a total of some 13,865 nuclear weapons, according to a new report by the Stockholm-based International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Malaysians should be country’s tourism ambassadors: DPM

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians should be the country’s tourism ambassadors and to work together to realise the mission of Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020) by promoting the country to the international community, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix).

Yoga plays an important role in maintaining fitness

Members of the public at the International Day of Yoga and Vegetarian Food Festival. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA. YOGA maybe Fiji’s answer to addressing the high number of Non-Communicable Disease deaths currently experienced in the country. Officiating at the International Day of Yoga and Vegetarian....

Huawei files lawsuit over seized equipment

A Huawei company logo is seen at the Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS. WASHINGTON: Huawei Technologies Co Inc filed a lawsuit against the US Commerce Department, challenging whether telecommunications equipment it sent from China to....

AP Top International News at 1:36 a.m. EDT Source: AP

AP sources: US struck Iranian military computers this week. North Korea says Kim receives 'excellent' letter from Trump. Amid tough talk, Trump says he could be Iran's 'best friend' Turkey opposition seeks to repeat win in Istanbul redo vote. Turkey: Key facts in Istanbul's rerun election.

Regime strikes kill three children among 5 civilians in Syria

RAMALLAH: It has become common in recent months for media reports to say US President Donald Trump calls his proposed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan the “deal of the century,” a phrase seen as indicative of Trump’s real estate style of diplomacy. Major international media, including AFP, have said....

Edinburgh International Festival

Founded in 1947, the Edinburgh International Festival is an annual festival held in celebration of the arts. From somewhat humble beginnings over fifty years ago, it is now seen as one of the most significant celebrations of the arts in the world. Though the Edinburgh International Festival has....

Usha International toying with franchisee model

Kolkata: Usha International, a diversified consumer durables company-- has decided to focus aggressively on the organised retail front, a top company official said. Traditional distribution account for close to 90 per cent of Usha's revenue but now the company has drawn a strategy to increase organised retail's share rapidly.

Times, NPC win NBL titles

Kathmandu, June 22. Times International College and Nepal Police Club won the titles of the Kwiks Nepal Basketball League here at the NSC covered hall today. Times defeated Tribhuvan Army Club 88-72 in the final riding on 33 points from Praneet Udumalagala and 27 from skipper Sadish Pradhan, who had seven threepointers in match.

Yoga fest in Palestine draws huge response from Palestinian youth

On Saturday, the historic Umayyad Palace of Hisham in the Jericho city witnessed a huge draw of yoga enthusiasts from almost every township in the West Bank (Source: Twitter/@ROIRamallah) Hundreds of Palestinian youth turned out at a massive yoga fest held here to mark the fifth International Yoga Day celebrations.

India rejects US report on religious freedom, says proud of its secular credentials

Muslim women carrying their children dressed up as Lord Krishna and Radha on the eve of Krishna Janmashtami festival in Chennai. (Photo: PTI/File) Rejecting the latest US State Department report on international religious freedom that outlined alleged incidents of religious tension in India, the....

'No Locus Standi of Foreign Entity', MEA Reacts to US Report on Religious Freedom, Attack on Minorities

New Delhi : After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rejected US state department’s 2018 International Religious Freedom Report , the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has reacted to the report saying that a foreign entity has no locus standi to pronounce on the state of our citizens’ constitutionally protected rights.

Global Directional Drilling Service Market Outlook 2019 – Scientific Drilling International, GE Oil & Gas, Halliburton

The global market report offers a summary of a substantial number of statistics in the Directional Drilling Service market. Data collected in the report highlights the current market trends. Also, it provides the users with the detailed statistics of the global Directional Drilling Service market,....

Indian Women’s Team Claims First International Rugby 15s Victory

The Indian women's rugby team claimed a historic first-ever international Rugby 15s victory with a 21-19 win over Singapore to finish third in the Asia Women's - Division 1 Rugby XVs Championship, Manila on Saturday, 22 June. The tournament was one of the qualifying rounds for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup to be held in New Zealand.

‘It’s pitch black!’: Air Canada passenger says she was abandoned inside locked plane.

A woman from St. Thomas, Ont. says she woke up inside an Air Canada flight that was left parked for the night at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Tiffani Louise O’Brien said she was on Air Canada Flight 1799, leaving Quebec City for Toronto on June 9, when she fell asleep and woke up inside the aircraft in complete darkness.

UAE Press: Iran actions can drag region into disastrous war

ABU DHABI, 23rd June, 2019 (WAM) -- Iran’s policies are impacting international maritime trade, a key pillar of the world economy, according to a UAE newspaper. "Iran’s irresponsible moves have the potential to draw the region into a conflict whose ramifications are too severe to contemplate," the Gulf News wrote in its today's editorial.

Union Minister U Kyaw Tin attends ASEAN FMs’ Meeting, 19th APSC Meeting, 23rd ACC Meeting in Bangkok

UNION Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin, who has already arrived in Bangkok, attended the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting ( AMM ) at the Grand Hall of the Athenee Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, at 9 a.m. local time yesterday. At the meeting, Union Minister U Kyaw Tin exchanged views on....

Energies, Vol. 12, Pages 2404: Experimental Study of the Summation of Flicker Caused by Wind Turbines

Abstract Integration of wind energy into the grid faces a great challenge regarding power quality. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61400-21 standard defines the electrical characteristics that need to be assessed in a Wind Turbine (WT), as well as the procedure to measure the disturbances produced by the WT.

Energies, Vol. 12, Pages 2405: A Research on the Factors Influencing Carbon Emission of Transportation Industry in “the Belt and Road Initiative” Countries Based on Panel Data

Abstract Carbon emissions in countries in the “Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)” account for more than half of the world’s total volume. According to the international energy agency report, the world transportation industry carbon emissions in 2015 came second on the list for the proportion of global....

Mob attacks by extremist Hindu groups against minorities continued in India: Report

Mob attacks by violent extremist Hindu groups against the minority communities, particularly Muslims, continued in India in 2018, amid rumours that victims had traded or killed cows for beef, an official US report said Friday. The State Department in its annual 2018 International Religious Freedom....

Sialkot airport to remain closed

SIALKOT: The Sialkot International Airport will remain closed for 10 days, starting from June 24 to July 3, in order to complete repairing of the airport’s runways. Sialkot International Airport Manager Public Relations Abdul Shakur Mirza told The Express Tribune that all domestic and international....

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