Back pay for queen as “The Crown” closes gender wage gap

Back pay for queen as “The Crown” closes gender wage gap

Actors Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth II, and Matt Smith who plays Philip Duke of Edinburgh, attend the premiere of “The Crown” Season 2 in London, Britain, November 21, 2017. REUTERS/Simon Dawson   When details of the pay gap emerged last month, the producers attributed it to Smith’s six-year stint as the star of […]

School transportation: Safety first

School transportation: Safety first

By Christopher Hanvey IANS | April 28   When a child goes to the school, one of the most crucial things that parents are concerned about is their security, be it in the school premises or while commuting. Even for a school, providing secure transportation is of utmost importance. Managing large transportation fleets is not […]

As philanthropy grows, what are the rich spending their money on?

As philanthropy grows, what are the rich spending their money on?

“We indeed live in a ‘global age of philanthropy’. If this trajectory continues, philanthropy will be poised to have an increasingly significant social and economic impact.”   LONDON, April 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As the rich get richer, the world has entered an “age of philanthropy”, with education the most popular focus of some […]

With pink vests and protests, Philippine clergy bless land rights struggle

With pink vests and protests, Philippine clergy bless land rights struggle

Filipino Catholic devotees light candles and offer prayers after attending a mass at a National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Baclaran, Paranaque city, metro Manila, Philippines September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco   “As Christians we have a duty to protect the forests, the mountains, the rivers that sustain the people”   KORONADAL, […]

As water shortages grow, ‘Day Zero’ becomes everyday in India

As water shortages grow, ‘Day Zero’ becomes everyday in India

Farmers are pictured under monsoon clouds as they clean a canal water tank at Shantipura village in the western Indian state of Gujarat, July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave   Population growth, climate change, poor water management and geopolitical tensions mean “it’s a perfect storm for greater water insecurity”   BANGKOK, April 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) […]

Royals, celebrities, scientists join renewed call to tackle malaria

Royals, celebrities, scientists join renewed call to tackle malaria

Helen Mirren at the 90th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, 04/03/2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni   In 2016 there were 216 million cases of malaria in 91 countries   LONDON, April 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The global fight against malaria hits the spotlight on Wednesday when science and business leaders, Britain’s Prince Charles and Bill Gates […]

Thailand taps tourists to fight human trafficking – and keep the country smiling

Thailand taps tourists to fight human trafficking – and keep the country smiling

A banner with a message warning against human trafficking at Bangkok’s main Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on March 28, 2018. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/ Beh Lih Yi   Thailand has also come under the international spotlight in recent years over what rights groups describe as widespread human trafficking   BANGKOK, April 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) […]