An Accident in Name Only — Global Issues

Search and rescue team combs rubble in Beirut after a blast on 4 August 2020. Credit: UNOCHA Opinion Thursday, August 13, 2020 Inter Press Service Aug 13 (IPS) – The catastrophic explosion in Beirut’s port is a manifestation of the Lebanese political elite’s predation and dysfunction. Among the country’s long-suffering citizens, shock is quickly yielding […]

Biotech company says its anti-viral clothing kills 99.9 per cent of coronavirus

TORONTO — A Toronto-based biotech company is a frontrunner in developing a new kind of COVID-19 protection: antiviral clothing, made to protect against the virus. We have sanitizer for our hands, wipes for counters and masks for our faces. Is anti-viral clothing the next stage? Intelligent Fabric Technologies (North America) Inc. (IFTNA) is trying to […]

Puerto Rico ordered to resume primary after ballot shortage suspension

The chaotic gubernatorial primary that was partially suspended over the weekend must be resumed next Sunday, Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court said Wednesday night in a highly anticipated ruling. “The primary process will remain suspended until it resumes on Sunday,” according to a news release announcing the ruling. The court also determined that the votes by […]