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China: End discrimination, exclusion of children with disabilities

2014.06.16 Children with disabilities face significant hurdles in accessing education in China, and a substantial number of them receive no education at all, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. In higher education, government guidelines allow universities to restrict or bar access to applicants and students with certain physical or mental disabilities. There are at least 83…

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HBX Exhibition: Heart

Helping kids to see the wonders of the human body

2014.05.29 Science Centre Singapore (SCS), a popular place for school excursion trips and family outings among Singaporeans, is launching a new exhibition to offer visitors a glimpse of how the body functions. The exhibition, called the Human Body Experience (HBX), is a 3D interactive journey through the human anatomy, and allows people to enter through…

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How tobacco industry players veil child labour, smuggling as CSR

2014.05.28 More than half a century after scientists uncovered the link between smoking and cancer, triggering a war between health campaigners and the cigarette industry, big tobacco companies in developing countries are still thriving in the trade. Despite the known effects on the health of smokers, and child labour in tobacco farms, profits from these…

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FoodNews Juice Asia Conference

2014.05.24 We spend a lot of time here attending conferences on serious issues of oil, energy, and environment and reporting back to you with what we’ve learned, but sometimes something that initially seems a bit more light-hearted comes around. This was the case with this week’s FoodNews Juice Asia conference, held in the Singapore Sheraton…

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Childless couples have higher risk of dying prematurely but adopting may reduce chances of an early death

2014.05.23 Most parents have claimed at one stage that their children will be the death of them – but the reverse could be true. A new study suggests being childless may increase the risk of dying prematurely, especially in women. Scientists say the study throws new light on the age-old question of whether life fulfilment…

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In the US, class privilege is in the air

2014.05.21 Recent research in the US has shown that, in simple terms, white people breathe better quality air than black people. When written as bluntly as that it sounds like a joke, almost like the kind of headline you would read in The Onion. But it’s actually a perfectly serious phenomena – areas of the…

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Violence against women hurts us all

2014.04.23 The arrest in recent weeks of more than 30 fugitives wanted in Harris County on domestic violence charges should bring home the fact that intimate partner violence is widespread. Last year, and the year before, the Harris County District Attorney’s office filed more than 10,500 cases of domestic violence. Thirty people were killed in…

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Ana Shell Media Press presents: Foodnews Juice Asia

2014.04.15 Ana Shell Media Press is pleased to be a media partner of Informa Agra Conferences and support Foodnews Juice Asia. Juice Asia 2014 – now in its 8th year – gives you the latest analysis of supply and demand trends in Asia and their impact on the global juice trade, enabling you to capitalise on the opportunities offered by…

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