Mamun Askari

27 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Following | 2 Followers | @MamunAskari | Asst. Chief, lnternational Cooperation Division, Bangladesh Tariff Commission. Experienced in bilateral, regional, multilateral trade specially WTO.

E-waste Trading Platform Woos 'Ethical' Businesses

When it comes to disposing of electronic waste such as computers, televisions and other gadgets responsibly, there are two big certification programs that can help guide a company’s selection of disposal partner.<p>Their oversight is critical for controlling where discarded technology winds up and …

This High-Tech Greenhouse Tests What Crops Will Survive Climate Change

<b>It may have</b> a glass roof and be filled with plants, but the Advanced Crop Lab at the Durham, North Carolina, headquarters of agricultural biotech …

Across Acheron

YOU ARE READING<p>Nobody knew where Jack came from. Nobody knew when he’d ever leave. From the moment he arrived at Saint Dymphna Asylum, Jack hadn’t …

Bangladesh electricity restored after major blackout

<b>The authorities in Bangladesh say power has been restored to most of the country after a nationwide blackout on Saturday.</b><p>Officials said engineers had managed to repair plants supplying about 70% of electricity users and hoped to re-connect the rest on Sunday.<p>There were loud cheers in the capital, …

Airports

Harper cancels Malala citizenship event in wake of shooting

Two scheduled events on Wednesday in Toronto with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai were cancelled, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office said.<p>The last-minute announcement came amid the emergency in Ottawa, where several shootings occurred on or near Parliament Hill.<p>Mr. Harper was to …

Malala Donates Prize Money To Help Rebuild 65 Damaged Schools In Gaza

Malala Yousafzai is putting her own accolades toward a global mission for change.<p>The recent Nobel Peace Prize winner -- who gained international prominence for surviving gunshot wounds to the face at the hands of the Taliban in 2012 -- announced on Wednesday that she is donating the $50,000 she was …

Free trade – costly love

Economists are in danger of regarding time spent making love as an 'opportunity cost' rather than a benefit<p>The World Trade Organisation's ministerial conference in Bali in December produced a modest package of encouragements to global trade. More broadly, the WTO's multilateral approach has shown …

Pascal Lamy: 'we have to update the trade rule book'

The former director-general of the World Trade Organisation on aid for trade, life after WTO and what to do about China<p><b>What have you learnt in your career about the importance of trade, aid for trade, and the removal of trade barriers?</b><p>I believe trade opening can work for development but under a …

Are governments' trade policies harming the growth of renewables

Governments' attempts to get on board with the clean economy through price supports may slow the pace of innovation<p>When president Barack Obama announced his climate action plan on a sweltering June day, it launched his country into a new round of debate about the impact of green energy initiatives …

Carbon Emissions

Trade facilitation: breaking down barriers to international commerce

Experts say cutting red tape in international trade will do more to boost the global economy than reducing tariffs<p>What is trade facilitation?<p>Trade facilitation refers to a broad range of reforms that aim to streamline the movement of goods and services across national borders. Proponents of trade …

World Trade Organisation's new boss will face an in-tray filled with problems

This month, the Geneva-based trade body will start the hunt for a new director general, but is the decline of globalisation making it irrelevant?<p>At an elegant 1920s building set in a lush park on the shore of Lake Geneva this month, nine senior global politicians – six men and three women – will be …

Ashura, Shiite Holy Day: In Pictures

The secret to success? 'Bitchiness'

In Amy Poehler’s new book, Yes, Please, she gives it to us straight: “I am not as nice as you think I am.” She’s not lying.<p>In her memoir released last week, the Parks and Recreation actor recounts chasing down a bullyish man on an airplane to scream: “Fuck you and your fucking opinions, you piece …

British-Iranian 'volleyball prisoner' hasn't been told about her one-year jail term

A British-Iranian woman who has been sentenced to a year in prison for trying to attend a men’s volleyball match is unaware of her punishment and has renewed her hunger strike while detained in a tough Iranian jail<p>Despite <b>media outlets around the world reporting the news of her one year jail term</b> …

What the media isn’t telling you about Lauren Bacall (and Humphrey Bogart)

Mostly overlooked in the flood of tributes to the star of “To Have and To Have Not”: She was a true-blue liberal<p>The Lauren Bacall obits I’ve seen take only a fleeting glance at her politics. She had the guts and stamina of a classic New York-born Jewish left-liberal. She was not only Bogie’s sultry …

Raising children

9 maps that reveal London's secret history, from Shakespeare till today

Updated 29th June 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company Releases Music From Its Archive

For more than a century, the Royal Shakespeare Company in England has hired composers to write original music for its productions. That sheet music has sat in a vault for decades — until now.<p>The company has started releasing albums that combine music from its contemporary productions with much …

Opinion: What if Shakespeare wrote about this week’s business news?

Shakespeare said life was a tale told by an idiot — and that was quite a few centuries before Wall Street started distributing capital, bending truth …

Watch: BBC Arts’ Frederick Ashton tribute films — News — Royal Opera House

Frederick Ashton was one of the most influential dance figures of the 20th century and his works remain a key part of The Royal Ballet’s repertory …