Timberland Is Helping Revive Cotton Farming In Haiti

The retailer is partnering with local groups to plant seeds and grow trees in the hopes of restoring the industry as well as improving the environment. The Haitian cotton industry has been lacking for the past three decades due to corruption and dire farming practices. Continue reading

20-Year-Old tennis phenom, Naomi Osaka wins her first professional title

Naomi Osaka, the 20-year-old Haitian-American-Japanese tennis pro is just getting started but is knocking down her competition on her way to the top. The young tennis player just became the youngest champion at Indian Wells since Ana Ivanovic in 2008. Continue reading


Use Of HIV-Prevention Drug Grows, But Lags Among Non-Whites

Across the United States, PrEP use is rising significantly, according to data released this week. Blacks and Latinos, however, have been slow to embrace the medication even though HIV infection rates among them are much higher than among whites. Continue reading


Texas explosions: FBI investigating new blast at FedEx plant

US authorities are investigating whether a parcel bomb that exploded at a FedEx depot in Texas on Tuesday is connected to a suspected serial bomber.FBI spokeswoman Michelle Lee told CNN the agency believed the blast could be connected to the four previous attacks. Continue reading


The 21 cities with the best quality of life in the world

Every year Mercer, one of the world’s largest HR consultancy firms, releases its Quality of Living Index, which looks at which cities provide the best quality of life. The ranking is one of the most comprehensive of its kind and is carried out annually to help multinational companies and other employers to compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments, according to Mercer. Continue reading

Google is making good on its promise to bet more on African startups and developers

Google has announced the first set of 12 startups participating in its Launchpad Accelerator Africa class, modeled after the global program in Silicon Valley. Continue reading

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