Tourists Flock to Taiwan as COVID Entry Restrictions Ease

TAIPEI — Taiwan lifted all its COVID-19 entry restrictions Thursday, allowing tourists unfettered access to the self-ruled island after more than 2 1/2 years of border controls.   Hong Kong and Taiwan, together with mainland China, required most visitors to complete a mandatory quarantine period throughout the pandemic, even as most countries reopened their borders […]

Stricter gun and drug control in Thailand — PM Prayuth

BANGKOK, Thailand to impose stricter gun control with gun owners required to undergo psychological evaluation, following the massacre at a childcare centre in Uthai Sawan last week where 36 people died including 24 pre-school children.   This is among the steps listed out by Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan o-cha after chairing a special meeting […]

Thailand abstained UN vote on Russia due to unfavourable circumstances

BANGKOK, Thailand had abstained in a United Nations (UN) vote on Russia’s “attempted illegal annexation” of four partially occupied regions in Ukraine because the vote took place during “extremely volatile, and emotionally charged atmosphere and situation”.   Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations Dr. Suriya Chindawongse said Thailand chose to abstain […]

Half the world unprepared for disasters: UN

Even as extreme weather and climate disasters are multiplying, half of countries lack the advanced early warning systems needed to save lives, the United Nations warned Thursday.   In a fresh report, the UN agencies for weather and for disaster risk reduction found countries with poor early warning systems on average see eight times greater […]

Poshmark, Inc. Named to Fortune’s 2022 Change the World List for Promoting Sustainable Style

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Poshmark, Inc. (Nasdaq: POSH), a leading social marketplace for new and secondhand style, today announced it has been named to Fortune’s 2022 Change the World list for promoting sustainability and helping to keep items in circulation and out of landfills. “Poshmark has empowered millions of people to establish […]

Constellation Brands Publishes ESG Impact Report, Advancing a Future Worth Reaching For

Constellation Brands’ 2022 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Impact Report highlights notable progress made in its key ESG focus areas: serving as good stewards of the environment; enhancing social equity within its industry and communities; and promoting responsible beverage alcohol consumption. VICTOR, N.Y., Oct. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), […]