TechnoServe urges SMEs to adopt Micronutrient Fortification Index model to self-regulate
In a bid to scale processors’ compliance levels in food fortification, TechnoServe Nigeria has urged operators of small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) in the food industry to adopt the Micronutrient Fortification Index (MFI) model to self-regulate.The MFI, a self-assessment driven approach, has been developed in conjunction with industry partners and the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.It serves as an innovative mechanism to support the food industry in self-regulating the improvement of fortification compliance, alongside the existing regulatory regime.“The MFI is a proact...
The SNP must rethink its economic model for an independent Scotland
When a recent poll found support for Scottish independence had reached a record high of 58%, a wave of panic swept through Westminster. Senior Conservatives, anxious about the UK falling apart on their watch, responded by ordering the creation of a new government unit to “to turn the tide of Scottish nationalism”.The fact that the poll arrived as such a shock indicates just how detached London has become from Scottish politics. Support for independence has been steadily increasing for some time, and for many the COVID-19 pandemic has only reinforced their doubts about being tied to the British...
Emily Ratajkowski is pregnant!
Emily Ratajkowski is expecting her first child.The 29-year-old model has revealed she is pregnant with her first child with her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard, and has said she’s keen to raise her baby in a gender-neutral environment, because she doesn’t want to “force gender stereotypes” on her future child.In an essay for Vogue in which she announced her pregnancy, she wrote: “When my husband and I tell friends that I’m pregnant, their first question after ‘Congratulations’ is almost always ‘Do you know what you want?’“We like to respond that we won’t know the gender until our child is 18 an...
Atlantic trends can predict Amazon drought 18 months away, study finds
For the first time, researchers have developed a model capable of anticipating drought periods in the Amazon up to 18 months in advance. The study was conducted by scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), in Germany, as part of the Tipping Points in the Earth System (TiPES) project, led by physicist Catrin Ciemer and published in the journal Environmental Research Letters.The model was developed based on surface temperature analysis of the Atlantic Ocean. The relation between the humidity of the oceans and the rainfall regime in the Amazon is part of the intrins...
Amber Rose claims she has been 'bullied' by Kanye West for 10 years
Amber Rose has been "bullied" by Kanye West for 10 years.The 37-year-old model - who previously dated the 'Bound 2' rapper has claimed she is still being talked about by the rapper, despite the fact it's been over a decade since they were together and she has branded him a "narcissist".She said: "He has picked on me, he has bullied me for 10 years ... He just called me a prostitute at his rally. Ten years later. Just leave me alone. I don’t talk about you. Obviously, it comes up in interviews ’cause it’s a big part of why I’m famous so I try to give good interviews and not shy away from that, ...
Exploring a new model for cooperation between business and society
The hand-me-down capitalism models Africa inherited from her colonial masters have failed to yield a prosperous continent despite its vast resources. Therefore, Africa is in desperate need of something different that takes into consideration its unique history, qualities, and context.Experts have mostly seen the interdependence of businesses and society as transactional, with the society needing business for products and services, for jobs, for government taxes revenues. In turn, business needs the society for the market, sales and profits and public infrastructure, security and the rule of la...
Disney's Snow White model dead at 101
She served as the model for the iconic character.Her death, on Wednesday (21Oct20), has been confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by dance instructor Pierre Dulaine.She was just 14 when Disney bosses paid her $10 (£7.60)-per-day to pose for animators creating Snow White for the 1937 film Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs.She went on to star in a series of MGM musicals, alongside her dance partner and husband Gower Champion, in the 1950s, including Showboat and Three for the Show.©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
3 ways digital transformation can help financial organizations to create a customer-centric model
Three ways digital transformation can help financial organizations to create a customer-centric modelQ3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreMamta Rodrigues, financial services expert and Divisional President at Teleperformance, discusses three ways financial institutions are being forced to become digitally compatible to provide more efficient customer experiences.While COVID-19 has disrupted much of the financial sector, as well as other industries, many financial institutions have been forced to accelerate their digital transformation journey. Customers are naturally leveraging more...
A closer look at Thailand’s model of ‘Baramee’
Why is Thailand in political turmoil once again? Some I hear blame “outsiders”. I disagree. What happens to Thailand, starts in Thailand; nowhere else, and succeeds or fails, thanks to Thai values and interests.The current disagreements over what kind of political system is best for Thailand started even before 1932. Differences of opinion over the respective roles of the monarchy, the army and the non-royal political elite, produced the coup of 1932, the abdication of King Prajadhipok, the coup of 1947, the coup of 1958, protests and repression in 1973, the coup of 1976, years of half-democra...
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Naomi Campbell enjoys alone time in lockdown
Naomi Campbell has enjoyed being on her own during lockdown.The 50-year-old model has been spending time at home by herself amid the coronavirus pandemic, but has said she was more than happy to do so because she knows how to take care of herself as an independent woman.She said: “I was quite happy to be on my own. I know how to cook. I know how to clean. It’s actually good to get to really know every nook and cranny of your home. I mean, I have to be really honest.”Naomi also managed to give up smoking whilst in quarantine, but admitted she was almost pushed to a relapse when a friend of hers...