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EASO publishes a COI report on the situation of Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 12:07am

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published the Country of Origin Information (COI) report "Pakistan - Situation of Afghan refugees.

Key Points: 
  • Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published the Country of Origin Information (COI) report "Pakistan - Situation of Afghan refugees.
  • The report provides relevant information on the situation of registered and unregistered Afghan refugees in Pakistan.
  • The developments in the recent history of Afghanistan have generated successive waves of displacement of Afghan refugees to Pakistan.
  • The majority of Afghan refugees in Pakistan are children and adolescents who are born and raised in the country.

Yemen High-Level Pledging Event hosted by Saudi Arabia

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 11:28pm

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen will be hosted by Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, 2 June 2020.

Key Points: 
  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen will be hosted by Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, 2 June 2020.
  • Yemen has been a priority for Saudi Arabia for the past four or five decades.
  • "It is precisely for this reason and the Kingdom's determination to help Yemen that the government of Saudi Arabia is hosting the pledging event for the humanitarian response plan in partnership with the United Nations.
  • Saudi Arabia has been the largest consistent donor to Yemen.

Yemen High-Level Pledging Event hosted by Saudi Arabia

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 11:23pm

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen will be hosted by Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, 2 June 2020.

Key Points: 
  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen will be hosted by Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, 2 June 2020.
  • Yemen has been a priority for Saudi Arabia for the past four or five decades.
  • "It is precisely for this reason and the Kingdom's determination to help Yemen that the government of Saudi Arabia is hosting the pledging event for the humanitarian response plan in partnership with the United Nations.
  • Saudi Arabia has been the largest consistent donor to Yemen.

Global Defense Budget to 2028 By Department, End Allotment and Region with Profiles of Key Players Including Boeing, Lockheed Martin. Northrop Grumman and Raytheon

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 9:15pm

The global defense market is also experiencing a rapid rise in spending from countries like China, Saudi Arabia and India.

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  • The global defense market is also experiencing a rapid rise in spending from countries like China, Saudi Arabia and India.
  • However, China who ranks second in the Global Defense Budget list, spends less than half of the defense budget of US.
  • The dynamics which influence global defense spending, which include the Key Drivers, Restraints and Challenges of the Global Defense Budget, are included in this report.
  • The possible impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the Global Defense Budget has been analyzed in the report.

Britannica Acquires Leading Nonpartisan Issue-Information Source ProCon.org

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 9:06pm

CHICAGO, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The Britannica Group today announced that it has acquired ProCon.org , the country's leading source for information and research on all sides of the controversial issues of the day.

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  • CHICAGO, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The Britannica Group today announced that it has acquired ProCon.org , the country's leading source for information and research on all sides of the controversial issues of the day.
  • Britannica will continue serving students, teachers, and curious adults and to provide vital information to voters heading into the 2020 U.S. presidential and congressional elections.
  • Britannica has a host of initiatives, such as the company's partnership with YouTube , aimed at fighting conspiracy theories and fake news.
  • ProCon.org is the country's leading source for pro, con, and related research on controversial issues.

V.I. Attorney General Secures Significant Changes to the Epstein Estate Compensation Fund That Protect Victims, Victims' Rights and Adhere to the Laws of the Virgin Islands

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 8:50pm

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, the Attorney General's office reached an Agreement in Principle for a Victims' Compensation Program with the Epstein Estate counsel and victims' counsel.

Key Points: 
  • ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, the Attorney General's office reached an Agreement in Principle for a Victims' Compensation Program with the Epstein Estate counsel and victims' counsel.
  • The Agreement includes safeguards that U.S. Virgin Islands' Attorney General Denise N. George insisted be included.
  • With the Agreement, Attorney General George will allow the release of a portion of Estate funds for the victims so that the program may proceed.
  • The Victim Compensation Fund as it stands now, is a substantial improvement from the original victims' claim fund proposed by the Estate.

Pacific Conquest Holdings, Inc. Announces Myanmar Trial Plantation To Expand Supply Capability

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 8:14pm

LAS VEGAS, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Conquest Holdings, Inc. (OTC: PCHK) today announced that it will begin a six-month trial castor plantation in Myanmar in an effort to increase supply to existing and potential customers.

Key Points: 
  • LAS VEGAS, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Conquest Holdings, Inc. (OTC: PCHK) today announced that it will begin a six-month trial castor plantation in Myanmar in an effort to increase supply to existing and potential customers.
  • PCHK has teamed up with a local Myanmar company which has supplied the plantation land and labor; PCHK will provide the caster growing expertise and seeds.
  • If the trial plantation is successful, PCHK plans on partnering with additional local companies in Myanmar to acquire 500-600 acres for an initial full plantation and rapidly expanding land acquisitions up to 7,000-10,000 acres.
  • Pacific Conquest Holdings, Inc. ("PCHK") is a business management company that incubates promising companies in select stable growth industries.

Lockdown Easing Triggers Citizenship by Investment Interest in St Kitts and Nevis

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 7:28pm

Meanwhile, foreign investors are showing more interest in applying for Citizenship by Investment (CBI) from St Kitts and Nevis.

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  • Meanwhile, foreign investors are showing more interest in applying for Citizenship by Investment (CBI) from St Kitts and Nevis.
  • The cautious approach and easing of lockdown measures appears to have triggered more interest from foreign investors seeking second citizenship from St Kitts and Nevis.
  • Les Khan, the CEO of the Federation's Citizenship by Investment Unit, explained for Arab News last week that "citizenship acts as an insurance policy."
  • The fastest and safest way to obtain second citizenship from St Kitts and Nevis is the fund option , starting at US$150,000.

doTERRA CHOOSES CORK, IRELAND FOR FIRST MANUFACTURING FACILITY OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 4:12pm

doTERRAs arrival in Ireland is the result of a capital investment made by the company of more than 10m.

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  • doTERRAs arrival in Ireland is the result of a capital investment made by the company of more than 10m.
  • Construction of the facility began in October 2019, and to date, the project has supported more than 60 construction jobs.
  • We are very pleased that the company has picked Ireland as the location for its first manufacturing facility outside of the USA.
  • IDA Ireland supported the company in its search for a European Headquarters, and Ireland beat off strong competition from several other locations.

SSTL: Space Tech Companies Worldwide Compete in International Challenge to Improve Flood Risks in the Region

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 4:00pm

This challenge supports the Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Insurance Facility (SEADRIF), which has developed a regional catastrophe risk pool for flood risks developed by and for Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar.

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  • This challenge supports the Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Insurance Facility (SEADRIF), which has developed a regional catastrophe risk pool for flood risks developed by and for Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar.
  • Through this challenge, SSTL hopes to foster relationships between countries in Southeast Asia to build a thriving and collaborative regional space ecosystem.
  • We launched the HADR Challenge to tap into the ingenuity of space tech companies to find novel and translatable solutions.
  • The challenge aims to better deploy satellite data for improved flood monitoring across ASEAN and inform SEADRIF financial instruments.