UN summit on nature presents chance for ‘once-in-a-decade’ deal

       

Members of WWF protest during COP15, the two-week UN Biodiversity summit, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada December 7, 2022. (CHRISTINNE MUSCHI / REUTERS) MONTREAL — Climate campaigners waved placards and chanted pro-nature slogans on Wednesday as a UN summit kicks off in Montreal, bringing together global negotiators for a "once-in-a-decade opportunity" to protect nature. Negotiators hope the two-week event delivers an agreement that ensures there is …

UN seeks $51.5b for ‘shockingly high’ humanitarian aid needs

       

A girl watches as Afghan burqa-clad health workers administer polio vaccine drops to a child during a vaccination campaign in Bihsud district of Nangarhar province on October 17, 2022. (PHOTO / AFP) GENEVA / NEW YORK – The United Nations and partners on Thursday appealed for a record $51.5 billion in aid money for 2023, with tens of millions of additional people expected to need assistance, …

SCIB Posts 14.5% Increase in Revenue to RM30.3 Million in 1Q FY2023

       

KUCHING, MALAYSIA, Nov 30, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Civil engineering specialist Sarawak Consolidated Industries Berhad (SCIB) today announced that the Company registered a 14.5% increase in revenue to RM30.3 million for the first quarter ended 30 September 2022 (1Q FY2023) compared with RM26.5 million in the corresponding quarter of the previous financial year (1Q FY2022). Group MD and CEO of SCIB, Encik …

Yew Lee Posts RM6.1 Million Revenue in 3Q

       

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Yew Lee Pacific Group Berhad, a manufacturer of industrial brushes as well as trading of industrial hardware and machinery parts, today announced that the Group recorded revenue of RM6.10 million for the third quarter ended 30 September 2022 (3Q FY2022). Managing Director of Yew Lee, Mr. Ang Lee Leong There are no comparisons on …

Avian flu outbreak wipes out record 50.54m US birds

       

Cage-free chickens are shown inside a facility at Hilliker's Ranch Fresh Eggs in Lakeside, California, US, April 19, 2022. (MIKE BLAKE / REUTERS) CHICAGO – Avian flu has wiped out 50.54 million birds in the United States this year, making it the country's deadliest outbreak in history, US Department of Agriculture data showed on Thursday. The deaths of chickens, turkeys and other birds represent the …

Minetech Records 32% Increase in Revenue for 2Q

       

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Civil engineering specialist and bituminous products manufacturer Minetech Resources Berhad today reported that the Company recorded a 31.9% rise in revenue to RM26.9 million for the second quarter ended 30 September 2022 (2Q FY2023) compared with RM20.4 million in the corresponding quarter of the last financial year (2Q FY2022). Matt Chin, Executive Director of …

Bintai Kinden Revenue Increased 136% in 2Q FY2023

       

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia, Nov 24, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Bintai Kinden Corporation Berhad (Bursa: BINTAI, 6998), a mechanical and electrical (M&E) engineering services specialist, today announced that the Company registered a 136.6% increase in revenue to RM40.56 million for the second quarter ended 30 September 2022 (2Q FY2023) compared with RM17.14 million in 2Q FY2022 mainly due to higher contribution from M&E …

Hektar REIT’s Portfolio Benefits from Retail Recovery

       

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Hektar Asset Management Sdn. Bhd., the Manager of Hektar Real Estate Investment Trust (Hektar REIT), today announced the third quarter results ended 30 September 2022 (3Q 2022). Hektar REIT recorded revenue of RM31.06 million, a substantial increase of 62.4% compared with RM19.12 million in the same quarter of the previous year. The higher revenue …

Climate justice gets harder as world population passes 8 billion

       

In this photograph taken on October 31, 2022, people walk through a crowded commercial street in Chennai. India is projected to see an explosion in its urban population in the coming decades, but its cities already cannot cope and climate change will make living conditions harsher still. (ARUN SANKAR / AFP) SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – The world population surged past 8 billion people on Tuesday, …

Drought highlights climate woes

       

East Africa among regions hit hardest, as hopes pinned on Egypt talks Maasai women gather to watch Maasai morans, or warriors, take part in an Olng'esherr ceremony at the foot of the Maparasha Hills, near Kajiado, in Kenya, Sept 23, 2020. (PHOTO / AP) With the desperation etched on her face, Elizabeth Kanini, a villager from eastern Kenya, has long endured the ravages of a …

Fauci: Long COVID an ‘insidious’ public health emergency

       

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci testifies during a US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on stopping the spread of Monkeypox, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on Sept 14, 2022. (STEFANI REYNOLDS / AFP) LONDON – Anthony Fauci, America's top infectious disease expert, warned against prematurely declaring victory over the pandemic, not only due to short-term needs …

Chad climate disaster leaves record 2.1m people hungry

       

A woman holds a dead fish at the Kalambari refugee camp 30km near N'Djamena on July 14, 2022. (AURELIE BAZZARA-KIBANGULA / AFP) N'DJAMENA – Severe drought followed by the worst floods in 30 years have led to rocketing food prices and left a record 2.1 million people in Chad acutely hungry, according to United Nations agencies. As a result of the climate disaster, 10 percent …

US: COVID-19 booster program runs well, should pick up

       

Patients wait to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot at a mobile vaccination station on 59th Street below Central Park on Dec 2, 2021, in New York. (JOHN MINCHILLO / AP) WASHINGTON / MOSCOW – The White House expects the rate of vaccination in its fall booster campaign to pick up over the coming weeks, and its COVID response coordinator Ashish Jha on Friday characterized …

US govt: COVID-19 booster work runs well, should pick up

       

Patients wait to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot at a mobile vaccination station on 59th Street below Central Park on Dec 2, 2021, in New York. (JOHN MINCHILLO / AP) WASHINGTON / MOSCOW – The White House expects the rate of vaccination in its fall booster campaign to pick up over the coming weeks, and its COVID response coordinator Ashish Jha on Friday characterized …

Deadly avian flu reaches California

       

Wave of virus has led to depopulation or euthanasia of more than 47 million birds A caregiver holds a chicken at Farm Sanctuary in Acton, California, on Wednesday. Farm Sanctuary is home to rescued chickens, turkeys, cows, pigs and other farm animals. (MARIO TAMA / AFP) An "unprecedented" wave of avian flu has hit Southern California, wiping out entire farms of domestic species and endangering …

Malta spends over 1.6 billion euros on COVID-19 measures

       

People queue outside tents set up for either COVID-19 positive or in quarantine voters to cast their vote in Zejtun on March 26, 2022 during Malta's general election. (PHOTO / AFP) VALLETTA / MOSCOW – Malta has spent more than 1.6 billion euros (US$1.58 billion) on support measures since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in 2020, the country's Finance Minister Clyde Caruana said on Wednesday. Of …

CDC: Some 3.2m Americans got updated COVID jabs last week

       

A healthcare worker holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site operated by SOMOS Community Care during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Manhattan in New York City, New York, US, on Jan 29, 2021. (MIKE SEGAR / REUTERS) New York / HELSINKI / MOSCOW – Around 3.2 million people in the United States received updated COVID-19 booster shots over …

SNS Network Technology Posts 42.4% Rise in Net Profit for 2Q FY2023

       

IPOH, Malaysia, Sep 27, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – SNS Network Technology Berhad (SNS), an ICT system and solutions provider, today announced that the Group registered a 19.7% rise in revenue to RM296.93 million for the second quarter ended 31 July 2022 (2Q FY2023) compared with RM248.16 million in the immediately preceding quarter (1Q FY2023). Managing Director of SNS, Ko Yun Hung For …

UN sidelines: World leaders pledge billions to fight AIDS, TB, malaria

       

(From left) Bill Gates, Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida, French President Emmanuel Macron, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, President Joe Biden, Connie Mudenda (RED) ambassador, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Global Fund Executive Director Peter Sands pose for a photo during the Global Fund's Seventh Replenishment Conference on Sept 21, 2022, …