US Doles Out Relief Dollars to Build Employment Pipelines

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) — With the highest Mexico unemployment rate in the nation, New is banking on a tiny infusion of federal relief money through the American Rescue Plan to boost the job market in a poverty-stricken corner of the state and in some cases provide a second chance … Read more

In East Timor, president-elect confronts thorny addiction to oil | Business and Economy News

Jakarta, Indonesia – East Timor’s president-elect won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996 for his efforts to liberate his country, but Jose Ramos-Horta may find charting a sustainable path for one of the world’s most oil-dependent nations to be his toughest challenge yet. Ramos-Horta, who will be inaugurated on Friday, beat the incumbent Francisco Guterres … Read more

Zimbabwe: Lucerne Project Will Not Only Reduce Cattle Deaths…

Agri — Insight It’s so toothsome that cows will always enjoy wolfing it down! Farmers fondly call it the ‘king of forage’ for its high nutritive value. That’s lucerne! Lucerne (Medicago sativa) is also known as ‘alfalfa,’ which means ‘best fodder’ — and this says it all. It yields a large volume of high quality … Read more

What April CPI inflation data says about the state of the US economy

At last, consumers are starting to see some relief: The rate of inflation for consumer prices declined in April, according to a highly-anticipated Labor Department data published Wednesday. The overall year-over-year price of consumer goods and services is now 8.3%, a 0.2% drop from March’s 40-year high, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI). … Read more

Ghana: NLA Organises Free Health Screening for Korle Worko Residents

At least 1000 people received free health screening at a health fair organised by the Good Causes Foundation under the National Lottery Authority (NLA) in Accra last Monday. Estimated to cost GH¢200, 000, the fair afforded residents in and around Korle Worko in the capital the opportunity to renew or get new National Health Insurance … Read more

Ghana: KBTH Offers Korle Gonno Community Free Health Screening

More than 300 residents of Korle Gonno, a community within the Ablekuma South Sub-Metropolitan have benefited from a health outreach program organised by the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) over the weekend. Organised under the theme “Reaching out to our communities, improving universal health coverage” the outreach sought to renew the relationship between the KBTH … Read more

West Virginia says J&J, drugmakers caused ‘tsunami’ of addiction | Drugs News

West Virginia’s per capita opioid mortality rate is nearly three times the national average, US data shows. West Virginia’s attorney general on Monday urged a judge to hold Johnson & Johnson, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, and AbbVie Inc’s Allergan liable for causing a “tsunami” of opioid addiction in the state. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said … Read more

Azerbaijan, Pakistan eye military co-op, ties [PHOTO]

22 March 2022 10:47 (UTC+04:00) 138 By Vafa Ismayilova Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan have discussed the current state of military cooperation and friendly ties between the two countries, the Defense Ministry reported on March 21. The discussions took place within the framework of Hasanov’s official visit to Pakistan. … Read more

Asian Shares Mostly Lower as Investors Eye Ukraine Crisis | Business News

By ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday after a retreat on Wall Street, as investors watched for developments in Ukraine after Russia rescinded earlier pledges to pull tens of thousands of its troops away from Ukraine’s northern border. Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Shanghai declined while Sydney … Read more

Ghana: Make Prices of Cocoa Products Affordable

The Ministry of Education has introduced another celebration at the basic school level, ‘My Chocolate Day at School.’ This comes after it first introduced ‘My First Day At School’, an event used to welcome new entrants, specifically primary one pupils, into the formal system through interactions with teachers and other education stakeholders. Unlike ‘My First … Read more