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Are The Lancet’s Alcohol Consumption Forecasts Inflated?

IWSR Analysis of Consumption Trends Suggests Future Per Capita Growth of Beverage Alcohol Drinks could be Declining London – A new study published in the medical journal The Lancet reports a considerable upsurge in the global consumption of alcoholic drinks. The study suggests that between 1990 and 2017, alcohol intake has jumped by as much

European steel squeezed between rising import pressure and a depressed home market

Brussels, 7 May 2019 – Final figures for 2018 show that the EU28 steel market grew – however, forecasts estimate that it will fall slightly in 2019. The preliminary safeguard measures in place since mid-2018 could not prevent third country imports from rising sharply over the year and, as a consequence, local steel producers are

People increasingly rely on their smartphones for going online, but still lack awareness of mobile security threats

NordVPN Shares Tips on How to Protect Your Privacy on a Mobile Phone Google’s Consumer Barometer shows that for many people worldwide internet access is smartphone-centric. Smartphones are used to go online at least as often as tablets and computers. Moreover, a Global Web Index report shows that as many as 16% of the world’s

ICRA: Passenger traffic at Indian airports reports Y-o-Y decline in March 2019; overall FY2019 sees lowest growth in last five years

After years of strong growth, the traffic growth at Indian airports has hit an air pocket with passenger traffic declining by 1.1% (Y-o-Y) in March 2019. This has dragged down the FY2019 passenger traffic growth to 11.6%, making it the lowest over last five fiscals. During the same period, the aircraft traffic grew by 12.1%,

India’s 82% of the Population Suffers from High Stress Levels, Reveals the Cigna 360 Well-Being Survey 2019

Sandwich Generation followed by Millennials Suffers from high anxiety levels Mumbai, – March 28, 2019– Global health service company Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) today released the results of its 2019 Cigna 360 Well-Being Survey – Well and Beyond. The Survey reveals that stress levels in India remain very high compared to other developed and emerging countries

Continuous response needed to fight modern threats – Tim Orchard, F-Secure

F-Secure calls for more ‘response’ in managed detection and response solutions New Delhi, India – March 28, 2019: As the threat landscape continues to evolve, so does the need for organizations’ approaches to defending against the business impact of cyber attacks. In light of this trend, cybersecurity provider F-Secure is calling for greater emphasis on

Sermons of the Sirens

We, all of us, create walls around us. Some imaginary, some real: walls that, over time, take the form of a maze, trapping us, so that even when we want to escape from these “comfort zones” of our damnation we remain trapped, unable to find the way out. Our desperation fuelling us to run in

Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity must “Finish the job it has started”, says EUROFER

Brussels, 27 March 2019 – Ahead of the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (GFSEC) meeting on 28-29 March, the European Steel Association (EUROFER) calls for the forum’s mandate to be extended, ahead of its expiry in November. The GFSEC has begun an important transparency and policy process, but its work is not yet complete.

Transitions and transformers: Reducing fire-risks in urban areas

According to the UN, nearly two-thirds of the global population are set to live in cities by 2050. Coupled with environmental concerns that are pushing trends such as digitalisation and electric vehicle uptake, energy infrastructure operators are faced with a double-sided coin. On one side is smarter, more efficient infrastructure, on the other is higher

Young people voice their needs and aspirations for improved health and rights

Six regional consultations organised by Population Foundation of India & The YP Foundation New Delhi, India [18 March 2019]: Population Foundation of India (PFI) and The YP Foundation (TYPF) organised the sixth regional consultation for young people’s health today in New Delhi. Discussions led by young representatives ranged from issues such as gender-based violence, mental