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Arts & Culture

Best of female leadership demonstrated during the pandemic

(CU)_Over the recent years, Bangladesh has reported a striking progress across its economic, social and political spheres. To highlight a few of the many developments, the adult literacy rate in the country escalated to 75 per cent in 2019, from 21 per cent nearly 4 decades ago. Access to electricity in the South Asian nation also increased to 92 per cent this year, from 14 per cent in 1991. Another major achievement is the noteworthy decrease in its childhood mortality rate. Records show that fifty years ago, of every 1,000 children, 225 died before the age of five in...

CLIMATE CHANGE: UK Boris Johnson this week told

"When Kermit the frog sang It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green, I want you to know he was wrong -- and he was also unnecessarily rude to Miss Piggy." https://twitter.com/i/status/1441855027174260737

Ghana as the Gateway to Africa

Ghana’s label as the “Gateway to Africa” is a testament to the country’s decades-long journey to becoming the second most peaceful and eighth-largest economy in Africa. Since 1990, Ghana’s Human Development Index has risen by 31% owing to the country’s commitment to education with an 80% literacy rate and commitment to transparency and accountability. .  The regional powerhouse is a net-exporter with its currency (Ghanaian Cedi) consistently stable against...

Astellas and MBC BioLabs team up to help biotech start-ups

California, USA (CU)_ Astellas Venture Management LLC, a wholly-owned venture capital subsidiary of Astellas Pharma Inc., and Mission Bay Capital BioLabs, a life-science incubator, are partnering for the third time on the "Future Innovator Prize”, which was previously called Astellas Golden Ticket. The Golden Ticket Competition, which builds on the success of the inaugural competition held in 2019, provides one year of priority use of MBC BioLabs' modern lab...

‘A Gallop through History’: 500 horses to take part in tribute to the Queen

LONDON (CU)_In June 2022, the United Kingdom will carry out celebrations through a four-day weekend to mark Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, as Her Majesty is set to become the first British monarch ever to mark 70 years on the throne. So far Buckingham Palace has been rather restrained in revealing details on its plans for the occasion, which is said to include a special Trooping of the Colour, a...

Enjoy these new children’s books!

Sometimes it’s hard to keep the attention of a young one. To incorporate reading in to children has proven to be difficult as it might be boring. But with these new books it will keep you child in a magical world.  A Song in the Mist by Fiona Woodcock and Corinne Averiss Chi is a panda who loves to listen. Being silent brings sounds to her ears: the swish of bamboo, the...

Muslim Australian writers have a lot to say…

Muslim writers are defined by the urge to share what is good and beneficial, but we are frequently rejected by mainstream publishers. This has been a growing problem and the authors are speaking up. The question is will it be rectified or swept under the rug like most.  Since the publication of Hanifa Deen’s acclaimed 1995 book, Caravanserai, Muslims have been visibly present in Australian writing and publishing. However, it...