Disease Is Ravaging the World’s $25 Billion Banana Industry

The world’s most popular fruit is under siege. How it adapts now could be crucial to understanding the post-pandemic era. n the banana plantations of the tropical lowlands of Ecuador, workers are being issued with protective clothing and disinfectant is provided for their tools. The safety precautions implemented in the farms that stretch between the … Read more Disease Is Ravaging the World’s $25 Billion Banana Industry

Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit failed Monday in its first test launch of a new rocket carried aloft by a Boeing 747 and released over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv … Read more Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Keeps Cool During Earthquake

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern kept her cool when a magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit central New Zealand during a live interview on Monday. An earthquake rattled central New Zealand on Monday morning and was widely felt in capital city Wellington. The 5.8 magnitude quake struck at 7:53 a.m. and was centered near Levin, a town about … Read more New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Keeps Cool During Earthquake

Fishing for subs | Russian anti-submarine aircrafts fly over the Pacific

Two long-range anti-submarine Tu-142MZ aircrafts took to the skies for a scheduled flight over the Pacific Ocean to practice flying over water surface as a part of a combat training program. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter … Read more Fishing for subs | Russian anti-submarine aircrafts fly over the Pacific

Turkish Asia Pacific expert talks about China’s Two Sessions

The Two Sessions offer a closer look into China’s development and plans, but this year’s government work report made the rare move of not issuing a target for GDP growth. An Asia Pacific expert from Turkey shares his thoughts. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our … Read more Turkish Asia Pacific expert talks about China’s Two Sessions

Verified initiative to combat COVID-19 misinformation & other topics – Daily Briefing (21 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Asia-Pacific – Deputy Secretary-General/Labour – Deputy Secretary-General/Financing for Development – Deputy Secretary-General/BBC/Diversity – Protection of Civilians Report – Verified Initiative to Combat COVID-19 Misinformation – Economic and Social Council – Security Council/Somalia – Central African Republic – Syria – Yemen – Lebanon – Bangladesh … Read more Verified initiative to combat COVID-19 misinformation & other topics – Daily Briefing (21 May 2020)

The Point: When politics trumps science

In the U.S., tensions are exposed as the pandemic continues. This time, the battle is between science and politics. From the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, President Donald Trump has dismissed scientific and medical advice and warnings. Is there a role for politics in the fight against a deadly virus? Guests: Zoon Ahmed Khan, Research … Read more The Point: When politics trumps science

The Point: What do China’s pledges on WHA mean to the global fight against the coronavirus?

Chinese President Xi Jinping voiced support for the WHO and announced a series of concrete proposals, including the sharing of Chinese-made vaccine. What do China’s pledges mean to the global fight against the coronavirus? Guests: Prof. Chen Hong, Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Studies Centre at East China Normal University; Dr. Andrea Feigl-Ding, Founder … Read more The Point: What do China’s pledges on WHA mean to the global fight against the coronavirus?

Fiji is struggling without tourists, so they’re wanting to be part of a ‘Pacific bubble’ | ABC News

Fiji’s Government is pushing hard for Australian and New Zealand tourists to return “as soon as possible” under the “travel bubble” the two countries are planning. So what could this mean for Australian travellers? Read more here: https://ab.co/3cPSt0V For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: … Read more Fiji is struggling without tourists, so they’re wanting to be part of a ‘Pacific bubble’ | ABC News

Breaking Down SoftBank Results

May.19 — Chris Lane, senior research analyst for Asia-Pacific telecommunications at Sanford C. Bernstein, discusses SoftBank Group Corp.’s financial results and outlook. SoftBank said its Vision Fund business lost 1.9 trillion yen ($17.7 billion) last fiscal year after writing down the value of investments, triggering the worst loss ever in the Japanese company’s 39-year history. Lane speaks … Read more Breaking Down SoftBank Results

IGN News Live: Ubisoft Sues Apple & Google – 05/18/2020

Powered by Restream https://restream.io/ Welcome to another week of video game and entertainment news. Today we learned Ubisoft is going after a Rainbow Six Siege copycat. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Remastered won’t have microtransations — at launch. BioWare is still trying to save Anthem. All those stories and more, so pull up … Read more IGN News Live: Ubisoft Sues Apple & Google – 05/18/2020

Global meth market continues to boom despite coronavirus and lockdowns |The World

The UN says while the world is focusing on COVID-19, the production of methamphetamine is continuing to hit record highs. The UN Office of Drugs and Crime says the latest data suggests prices have dropped significantly in Australia, the Pacific, and throughout Asia. All the while the COVID-19 pandemic has not slowed the cartels down. … Read more Global meth market continues to boom despite coronavirus and lockdowns |The World