BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia is investigating reports of an alleged spying affair involving Russia, sparked by a video posted on social media, officials said Wednesday. The military intelligence agency has been instructed to look into reports that an alleged Russian military intelligence agent was filmed bribing a senior member of Serbia’s security service, Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said. “I am expecting new information,” said Brnabic. “I am in contact with the president. If true, it is a serious problem.” The video of the alleged bribery was posted on YouTube on Nov. 17. It apparently shows the Russian diplomat giving the Serbian agent a bag during a meeting in Belgrade. Later, the Serbian takes out an envelope with money from what seems like the same bag. Serbia’s state television reported that Serbia’s intelligence agency has confirmed the authenticity of the video. Relja Zeljski, an analyst at the Security Intelligence Agency, told … [Read more...] about Serbia investigating alleged spying affair involving Russia
On the Week of Breastfeeding (August 1-7), the Ho Chi Minh City Nutrition Center will host a breastfeeding show to be performed by 200 women on August 6. The event is jointly organized by the center, the Health Education and Communication Center and the Reproductive Health Care Center. The show will include experts’ talks on the benefits of breastfeeding, correct ways of breastfeeding, and other interesting issues. A number of actresses will take part in the event, which contributes to enhancing the public’s awareness of the benefit of breastfeeding to babies, the organizer said. At a recent press conference on breastfeeding in HCMC, heath experts warned that only 19.4 percent of babies are exclusively breastfed in their first 6 months of life. Meanwhile, exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months would help reduce mortality among children below five by 13 percent. Babies exclusively breastfed in the first 6 months after birth will suffer less from respiratory, … [Read more...] about 200 mothers to perform ‘breastfeeding show’
Supermarket chain Tesco has pledged to use its scale and clout to reduce the amount of food wasted by its customers and elsewhere in its international supply chain. After criticism of the prevalence of supermarket "bogofs" (buy one get one frees) and other deals which help to create an annual mountain of food waste, the UK's largest retailer said its food promotions would, in the future, not be designed to encourage people to buy large amounts of food with a short shelf life. In its corporate responsibility report for 2013, Tesco and Society, the retailer pledged to use its position as one of the world's largest retailers to engineer social change. It sells food to 50 million customers around the world, sourcing it from thousands of suppliers in more than 70 countries. According to the government's Waste & Resources Action Programme (Wrap), the average UK family wastes nearly £700 a year by throwing out unused food. Tesco's report sets out a series of targets on food waste, … [Read more...] about Tesco pledges action on food waste
10.31am GMT Late reaction I asked Martin Taylor, managing director of plastic packaging manufacturer Sharpak, whether he felt the supermarket industry was driving innovation in packaging. Not surprisingly he told me his clients were: "Committed to reducing food waste and they realise that packaging plays a large role in ensuring food is maintained at the highest quality. Without the support of the retail industry we would not be able to manufacture meat packaging which has the potential to counteract the large scale waste of food across Britain." For those interested in how packaging is evolving, Sharpak says they are focussing on developing anti-microbial packaging, which "eradicates the harmful surface bacteria present on raw meat products". He said: “The packaging industry must demonstrate exactly how it can drive home the importance of reducing food waste. For example, offering packaging which enables consumers to reseal their fresh meat products will drastically … [Read more...] about Why do we still waste so much food at home?
According to Director General of the MoH’s Management of Medical Examination Department Luong Ngoc Khue, the health sector will take care of more than 1,500 delegates from 100 countries and territories worldwide, and about 10,000 domestic delegates and Buddhist followers. The UN Day of Vesak 2019 will take place in Ha Nam province from May 12-14. The department will work with the Vietnam Food Administration, Department of Preventive Medicine and the Health Environment Management Agency to ensure food safety and arrange personnel to give timely emergency aid and treatment in case of fires, explosions or mass food poisoning incidents, among other potential calamities. As the delegates will join Vesak Day activities in Hanoi, Ha Nam and Ninh Binh, medical staff will be arranged at Noi Bai International Airport, places hosting Vesak activities, hotels and Tam Chuc Buddhist Cultural Complex, Khue said. Central-level hospitals, Hanoi French Hospital, Vinmec … [Read more...] about Health sector ready for UN Day of Vesak 2019