South Korea: Seoul to expand support for working moms
The government on Tuesday unveiled a package of comprehensive measures to support working mothers so they can better balance work and life, create a family-friendly culture at workplaces and encourage fathers to engage in child rearing at home.
The ministers of finance, welfare, gender equality and labor said in a joint briefing that the government will expand the flexible working hours system for mothers and fathers with children aged under 8, increase the number of state-run day care centers and support infertile couples. … (Read more)
The Korea Herald
As Internet users search for ways to share information while protecting their privacy, DW’s ‘The Bobs’ is looking for the best examples of online activism for its 10th annual award. Submissions can be made until March 5. … (Read more)
It has been more than three years since the federal government announced a new secure Certificate of Indian Status card, but thousands of First Nation people across the country still don’t have them.
And some say it’s impacting their ability to access health benefits. … (Read more)
Nigeria: Facebook Growing Fast in Nigeria
Nigeria is among the top ten countries with the fastest increase in Facebook membership, currently put at some 1.2 billion worldwide. Nigerian politicians are now also joining the ranks of Facebook fans.
In Nigeria, one need not go far to see how popular Facebook is in Africa’s most populous country. … (Read more)
An amateur golfer has paid tribute to a group of “hero” friends who jumped to his aid when he suffered a life-threatening heart attack.
Alan Driscoll, a keen member of Pontypridd Golf Club, almost died when he went into cardiac arrest on the seventh hole. But luckily four of the 58-year-old’s golfing companions came to his aid and performed CPR for 25 minutes until paramedics arrived. … (Read more)
Senior CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal campaigned hard to make party Chair Jhala Nath Khanal the parliamentary party leader. He failed.
Speaking to mediapersons before the results of PP leader election were announced today, Nepal said if party chair was also elected as parliamentary party leader, it would not violate ‘one person one post principle’ as claimed by KP Oli-Bamdev Gautam faction. … (Read more)
The Himalayan News
Last letters of kamikaze pilots, often written shortly before they took off for their wartime suicide missions, have been included in a submission for entry into UNESCO’s Memory of the World.
The Minami-Kyushu municipal government on Feb. 4 mailed off an application for 333 items that are kept at the Chiran Peace Museum, which it manages.
The items include wills, letters, diaries and other items that have been confirmed to be in the handwriting of the Imperial Japanese Army pilots. The submission is being called “Letters from Chiran.” … (Read more)
The Asahi Shimbun
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