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Day: November 14, 2022

5th World Laureates Forum opens with the inaugural WLA Prize award ceremony

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SHANGHAI, Nov. 14, 2022 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/-- The fifth World Laureates Forum, or WLA Forum, successfully held in Shanghai, featuring 60 top scientists worldwide, including 27 Nobel Prize laureates. On the annual theme of the forum, "Science Forward: Create a Bright Future", Roger Kornberg, Chairman of the World Laureates Association (WLA) and laureate of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2006, explained that the world is changing fast, and science can help us deal with the challenges in the future. Before its official opening, various meetings and events, including WLA Zero Carbon Forum, WLA SHE Forum, the WLA Sci-T Conference, and the newly-launched WLA Laboratories Forum, have been held since 29 October. (Follow WLA Forum at Twitter & Facebook @wlaforum) Notably, the inaugural...

Enter the ‘World Cup Craze’ event with Vantage and win prizes with your favourite soccer teams

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Vote for the winning team and earn prizes during the upcoming soccer championship, created by Vantage - the modern financial app and service for effortless trading on the go. SINGAPORE, Nov. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Vantage (or "Vantage Markets"), the international multi-asset broker, is pleased to announce the launch of its World Cup Craze Event, in anticipation of the upcoming World Cup 2022. From today, traders on the Vantage App will be able to vote for the winning team in each match for exciting prizes. With a total of 64 matches throughout the entire event, the World Cup Craze is expected to be an intriguing and fun way for sports enthusiasts to follow the players, teams, and outcomes while engaging with other soccer fans in this one-of-a-kind Vantage event centred aro...

Yanggu Wood Carving: Carving Everything on Good Wood, Seeing All Life in Small Space

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LIAOCHENG, China, Nov.8, 2022 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/-- Wood carving is an important part of the traditional Chinese carving art. Yanggu County, Liaocheng City, Shandong Province is a millennial ancient city, where the Yellow River culture, canal culture, Water Margin culture, and Dongyi culture are blended, providing a cultural soil for folk art and traditional crafts, as well as the deposits of various traditional folk arts, among which Yanggu wood carving has a history of more than 200 years. The local wood carving works mostly originate from the story of Water Margin and local folk customs, with extremely complex production process from design, material selection, cutting, woodworking, to carving, assembly, polishing and waxing. Camphorwood, nanmu, sandalwood and other precious woods are ...

Sindh to take stakeholders onboard for Human Rights Policy approval

KARACHI: Sindh Human Rights Department has decided to take Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and other civil society stakeholders onboard for its draft Human Rights Policy before final approval by the Sindh Cabinet. The decision was taken at a consultative meeting on Draft Human Rights Policy Government of Sindh presided over by Surendar Valasai, Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Human Rights and attended among others by Saeed Ghani Minister for Labour and Human Resource, Bangul Khan Mahar Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Wildlife, and representatives of other departments at Human Rights Secretariat today. The draft policy is developed by Human Rights Department with inputs from UNDP and several human rights activists. At the outset, Surendar Valasai said that his P...

More steps from Ombudsman Secretariat required for justice to poor: Jamali

QUETTA: Acting Governor Balochistan, Mir Jan Muhammad Jamali, has said that more steps from the part of Provincial Ombudsman Secretariat were required to be taken to provide justice to the poor and deserving persons. These views were expressed by him while talking to Nazar Baloch, Provincial Ombudsman who called on him at Governor’s House here on Monday. Complaints received in Ombusdman’s Secretariat, arrangements of open courts, suo moto action, performance of Ombudsman Secretariat, future course of action and other issues of bilateral interest came under discussion during the meeting. Appreciating the arrangements of open courts in different districts of the province to know the problems of people, he said that such steps would help provide speedy justice to the people.

International capitalism blamed for climate crisis: conference told

KARACHI: Speakers at a conference here Monday said that international capitalism is responsible for huge destruction due to climate change and environmental degradation. The climate conference titled "Global capitalism: responsible for environmental disasters' was organized at the Arts Council of Pakistan by National Trade Union Federation (NTUF) and Home-based Women Workers Federation (HBWWF) in collaboration with the Arts Council of Pakistan. It was presided over by HBWWF general secretary Zehra Khan. Noted local and international environmental experts, lawyers, social and political leaders spoke at the moot. People directly affected due to recent floods and climate changes also participated in the conference and briefed the audience and there problems, as well as, the current situ...