Elevating Affordable Housing Investments In Emerging Markets With Green Building

Peridot Parkland Estate becomes the first post-construction project to receive EDGE Advanced in Nigeria. VICTOR, New York, May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — International provider of affordable housing solutions, EchoStone, recently completed a community of 252 houses, Peridot Parkland Estate. This affordable housing community is the first in Nigeria, and among the first in Africa, to […]

COVID-19 Dampens Eid Festivities

Just before Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the Islamic observance of Ramadan, customers in Pakistan rushed to finish shopping in bazaars that opened after a nearly two-month lockdown because of the coronavirus. In many places, crowds simply ignored warnings and guidelines to protect against the pandemic. “I don’t think it’s such a […]

As Deaths Soar, Doubts Grow Over Sweden’s Exceptional COVID-19 Response

LONDON – As much of Europe remains under a strict lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, Sweden has stood out in taking a very different approach. The government has refused to impose strict new lockdown laws, and its people have been allowed to work and travel. In the early days of the pandemic, it seemed that […]

Promising COVID-19 Treatment Uses Antibodies from Recovered Patients

WASHINGTON – Chinese scientists say a new drug is showing promising results in treating and preventing COVID-19, which could be effective in ending the pandemic before a vaccine is ready. U.S. scientists say the Chinese treatment “has potential,” but it may take a long time before determining if it is a realistic option. On Tuesday, […]