Author: JohnValbyNation

Student-led Climate Victory as Stanford Divests from Coal

Student climate activists at Stanford University declared a sizeable, though not ultimate, victory on Tuesday after the prominent university’s board of trustees announced it would wholly divest the school’s holdings in the coal industry. “Stanford’s decision is a clear testament to the power of the student movement for divestment and the broader movement to combat…

By JohnValbyNation October 21, 2020 0

Burberry using gaming technology to “streamline” design process

British fashion company Burberry has teamed up with digital production agency Koffeecup to develop new software that it states is “revolutionising fashion design and engineering”. The new application merges gaming technology and fashion design and streamlines the design process as it “significantly” speeds up and simplifies the process of placing prints onto garments, explains Burberry…

By JohnValbyNation October 21, 2020 0

As Tensions Boil, G7 Throws Fresh Sanctions at Russia

Group of Seven nations on Saturday vowed to impose ‘swift’ new sanctions on Russia due to the country’s alleged backing of separatists in eastern Ukraine—ratcheting up tensions and drawing more countries into the war of rhetoric. The announcement by the G7—which represents some of the world’s biggest economic superpowers—came the day after European military observers…

By JohnValbyNation October 15, 2020 0

Martial Law Declared in Thailand

The Thailand military, led by General Prayuth Chan-ocha, has declared martial law on Tuesday in what it claims is “not a coup” but an attempt to bring “peace and order” back to the southeast Asian country amid deep political divisions. Troops have taken to the streets of Bangkok, shut down key television and radio stations,…

By JohnValbyNation October 15, 2020 0

Four-Year-Old Israeli Child, 76 Palestinians Among Recently Killed as Conflict Continues

A four-year-old Israeli child was reportedly killed by mortar fire in southern Israel near the Gaza border on Friday afternoon, the latest casualty of renewed violence between Israel and Hamas that has disproportionately claimed Palestinian lives. Since hostilities resumed Tuesday, 76 Palestinians have been killed, according to Ashraf el-Qedra, spokesman for the Ministry of Health…

By JohnValbyNation October 15, 2020 0