Japan edged out Singapore to become the nation with the best passport for traveling by being named to the top spot on the Henley Passport Index on Wednesday, according to The Taipei Times. The London-based residence and citizenship advisory firm announced Japanese travelers now have visa-free and visa-on-arrival access after being given visa-free access to Myanmar, allowing the citizens of the island nation open to travel across more than 190 destinations. Singapore, the previous number one, has visa-free and visa-on-arrival access to 189 countries, so it was moved to second place on the list.Third place is shared between South Korea, France, and Germany since all three have visa-free and visa-on-arrival access to 188 countries, with France having moved up on the list just last Friday after it gained visa-free access to Uzbekistan. Fourth place is split between Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden, and Spain with access to 187 countries. The United States and the United Kingdom each have … [Read more...] about Japan’s Passport Deemed The Most Powerful In The World
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Fast Radius‘ Chicago-based factory is the only one of the nine based in North America CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fast Radius, the leading additive manufacturing company, was named as one of the nine best factories in the world by the World Economic Forum (WEF), implementing “technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” The companies were selected from 1,000 manufacturers worldwide, with Fast Radius selected as the only award recipient from North America. These “manufacturing lighthouses” were chosen by the WEF to form a new network of industry innovators that are embracing and deploying advanced manufacturing technologies at scale. /EIN News/ -- In addition to Fast Radius, selected in tandem with its logistics partner UPS, the other “lighthouses” include Bosch, Haier, Procter & Gamble, Schneider Electric, Siemens and Johnson & Johnson. “We are honored to be in such select company as a ‘Factory … [Read more...] about Fast Radius Named One of the “Nine Best Factories in the World” by the World Economic Forum
Addressing a standing room only crowd of global agriculture experts at the FAO headquarters in Rome, 2017 World Food Prize Laureate and President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, says the answer is a resounding yes! He believes Africa does not need aid but disciplined investments. According to this grandson of a subsistence farmer, he says the time has come to view investment and development opportunities in Africa through a totally different lens. With over 800 million people worldwide suffering from hunger and more than two billion affected by malnutrition, food insecurity remains a real threat to global development. Adesina, who is making a global pitch for renewed visionary leadership and strategic alliances, “the future of food in the world will depend on what Africa does with Agriculture.” The African Development Bank, which he leads, envisions a food secure continent which uses advanced technologies, creatively adapts to climate … [Read more...] about Could the future of food in the world depend on what Africa does with agriculture?
World A new Pentagon report has detailed the rise of China's armed forces, criticizing what the U.S. military viewed as increasingly serious challenge to its own global interests. The Defense Department published on Wednesday a press release accompanying the "Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China" report published earlier this week and presented to Congress as mandated by lawmakers. The document painted China's initiatives to expand its economic clout and the capabilities of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) as malign measures intended to boost Beijing's world influence at the expense of other countries and U.S. dominance in the region known to the Pentagon as the Indo-Pacific. The press release alleged that "the Chinese government seeks to overturn the established international order that has kept the peace in the region since World War II and allowed Asian countries to develop." Chinese President Xi … [Read more...] about China On Its Way to Becoming Powerful Enough ‘to Beat Any Military in the World,’ U.S. Says
Marina Pitofsky USA TODAY Published 3:56 p.m. UTC Jun 22, 2018 Sweden, known for its generous social benefits and commitment to gender equality, is considered the most reputable country in the world, according to an annual ranking by Reputation Institute. Sweden rose from third place in 2017 to first place this year, a move Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said signals that equality and freedom are key priorities for the Scandinavian country. "I am convinced that this result stems from the fact that our social model creates not only growth but also freedom, equality and security," said Löfven in a statement. "More and more people understand that inequality is a major obstacle for economic development in the world." Following Sweden this year are Finland, Switzerland, Norway, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Japan, Denmark and the Netherlands to round out the top 10 most reputable countries. The … [Read more...] about The most reputable country in the world is …