By Reuters | PUBLISHED: March 15, 2019 at 6:46 am | UPDATED: March 15, 2019 at 9:45 am Online accounts linked to the gun attacks that killed 49 people at two New Zealand mosques on Friday had in recent days circulated white supremacist imagery and extreme right-wing messages celebrating violence against Muslims and minorities. A gunman broadcast live footage on Facebook of the attack on one of the mosques. Police later said four people were in custody and one had been charged with murder over the country’s worst ever mass shooting. The suspects’ names have not been officially released. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed that a man in custody in New Zealand was an Australian-born citizen. On Wednesday, the Twitter handle @brentontarrant tweeted pictures of one of the guns believed to have been later used in the mosque attacks in the city of Christchurch. It was covered in white lettering, featuring the names of others who had committed race- or … [Read more...] about Brenton Tarrant: Who is the New Zealand shooting suspect?
Remarkable decline in fertility rates
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Vice President Jusuf Kalla has instructed the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) to focus on controlling the growth rate of the country`s population, particularly those living below the poverty line. "Vice President Jusuf Kalla has delivered a message on the necessity to prioritize an endeavor to control the growth rate of the poor population and those residing in the cities` densely populated areas," BKKBN Principal Secretary Nofrijal stated here on Friday. Speaking to journalists after meeting with Kalla here, Nofrijal remarked the BKKBN will control the population growth rate by attempting to lower the fertility rate, or live births per woman, and increase the family planning communities. Referring to BKKBN`s statistical data, he said Indonesia`s fertility rate was recorded at 2.6, from 2001 to 2012. The figure then declined to 2.4 in 2017, he remarked, adding that the birth or natality rate could be optimized by increasing the … [Read more...] about BKKBN instructed to control growth rate of Indonesia`s poor population
Domestic market of gift baskets for Tet Holiday bustling The domestic market of gift baskets for Tet Holiday (the Lunar New Year) is bustling with activities as demand for gifts has increased. Supermarkets and shops are being busy with offering the finest quality merchandise for gift baskets to satisfy all tastes. Co.opmart, Big C, Vinmart, Lotte Mart, Mega Market have been displaying various kinds of gift baskets so that customers can choose it easily. Retailers predict that purchase power will increase by 20 percent compared to the same period last year and gift baskets from VND500,000 ($21.5) to VND1 million are expected very popular. Saigon Co.op, which operates the Co.opmart supermarket chain, announced this year, its supermarket chain including Co.opmart, Co.opXtra, Co.op Food are exhibiting gift baskets containing goods with clear origin and high quality. Moreover, customers can enjoy free delivery if they do online shopping of 38 baskets with fix price. The Saigon Co.op also … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 16/1
An academic has hailed mass migration and the coming artificial intelligence revolution as reasons not to fear plummeting fertility rates in Western countries, wherein most it has long stood below replacement rate. Oxford University academic Sarah Harper’s views that falling fertility should be a “cause for celebration” were profiled by British left-wing newspaper The Guardian, which reported that changes in society meant Western countries no longer had to worry about growing or even sustaining their populations.The former Royal Institution director said nations wishing to sustain themselves was “really old thinking”, and praised German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a world leader who had found a way to grow their country without having to resort to citizens having their own children. Speaking of the migrant crisis which Dr Merkel triggered by throwing open her own borders — and by proxy the borders of the European Union as well — … [Read more...] about Don’t Worry About Fertility Falling Because Immigration and A.I. Will Replace the Unborn, Says Academic
News / UK and world by Press Association November 9, 2018, 1:07 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Declining fertility rates around the world are leading to a “baby bust” in many countries including the UK, health experts have warned. Globally fertility rates, which represent the average number of children a woman delivers over her lifetime, have declined since 1950 and in 91 nations, rates are now not high enough to maintain current population levels. The large-scale study, published in the Lancet, found that in 2017, 91 countries (including the UK, Singapore, Spain, Norway and South Korea) had rates lower than two and were not maintaining their current population size. Meanwhile 104 nations were seeing population increases due to their high fertility rates (rates above two). The lowest rate was in Cyprus where, on average, a woman now gives birth to one child throughout her life, while the highest was in … [Read more...] about Declining fertility rates leading to a ‘baby bust’