THE World’s oldest person celebrates her 116th birthday today – January 2. Kane Tanaka took over the title of the world’s oldest person in July 2018. Here’s more about her and her incredibly long life. Who is Kane Tanaka? Kane Tanaka was born in Japan’s Fukuoka Prefecture on January 2, 1903. Still alive, she celebrates her 116th birthday today. The Japanese national was certified as the oldest living person following the death of 117-year-old Chiyo Miyako in July 2018. Kane was born prematurely and raised on breast milk from women other than her mother. During World War II, she worked in a store selling rice cakes with her husband Hideo. After both Hideo and her son died during the war, she continued to work at the same store until her retirement at the age of 63. In the 1970s, she visited the United States, where she has several nieces and nephews. At age 103, Tanaka was diagnosed with colon cancer but survived. When she was 107, her son wrote a book … [Read more...] about Who is the world’s oldest person Kane Tanaka and how old are they?
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Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesians were the most optimistic consumers in the world in the second quarter of 2018 with Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) at 127 points, a research said. "The confidence of our consumers is quite high stable at the level of 127," Managing Director Nielsen Indonesia Agus Nurudin said here on Wednesday quoting a research carried out by the research agency in cooperation with The Conference Board. "That means Indonesia is the most self confidence in the world," Agus added. He said the survey placed Indonesia and the Philippines on top of other countries with index of 127, followed by India (124), the United States (123), Vietnam (120), Denmark (118), Malaysia (117), the United Arab Emirates (116), Pakistan (115) and China (113). In Indonesia, there are factors keeping the high confidence of the consumers including positive perception about job prospective and personal financial condition, he said. He said the higher self confidence the safer the consumer … [Read more...] about Indonesian consumers the most optimistic in the world
Given the fact that George Drost's family fled communist Czechoslovakia for Chicago when he was very young, his interest in the world beyond America's borders is understandable. The long-time Arlington Heights resident and community lawyer describes the transition as the "typical immigrant story -- my mother was a cleaning lady and my father worked in a factory and went in search of the American dream." A number of years ago, friends introduced Drost to WorldChicago, a non-profit that promotes Citizen Diplomacy through a variety of programs that try to advance "national security, economic development, and social justice."Drost ultimately served on the board and rose to chairman, stepping down in 2012, but his involvement with international affairs, especially with his native Czech Republic, has not waned."It was intriguing. How do you bring people from Moldova or Kyrgyzstan and introduce them to America? How do you bring a group of Middle Eastern women and put them together with … [Read more...] about Making a difference in the world ‘one handshake at a time’
North Korea’s state newspaper Rodong Sinmun published a column Wednesday urging North Koreans not to be enticed by other cultures or ways of life, insisting instead that the brutally repressive communism of the Kim family regime is the “best in the world.” The article is the latest in a string of propaganda pieces urging North Koreans to hang onto their austere communist ways and reject the “cultural poisoning” of the free world in anticipation of dictator Kim Jong-un announcing a refocus of his regime towards economic development. That shift has stalled as President Donald Trump has refused to lift sanctions on the country, citing its refusal to denuclearize.“The DPRK [North Korea] is a socialist country which has been cherished in its people’s mind as the benevolent bosom where they lead an independent and creative life and happiness of all generations is ensured for 70 years,” Rodong Sinmun asserted in its column Wednesday. … [Read more...] about North Korea: ‘Our Society Is the Best in the World’
Pro-choice campaigners across the world, including in Sweden, have lent their voices to support the 'Repeal the Eighth' campaign, while many Irish people living or travelling abroad are going back to have their say in the referendum, using the hashtag '#hometovote' to share their journeys on social media The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) has also been a vocal supporter of the campaign. RFSU campaigned for legal, safe abortion in Sweden since the organization was founded in the early 1930s. Today, women in Sweden have the right to abortion for any reason within the first 18 weeks of pregnancy. But this law has only been in place since 1975, although abortion was allowed in certain specific circumstances from the late 1930s. As campaigners in Ireland have stressed and the World Health Organization has stated, a lack of legal abortion never means no abortion – it simply means illegal and unsafe procedures. Thousands of illegal abortions are believed to … [Read more...] about How Sweden got some of the most liberal abortion laws in the world