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About Mark
I'm a freelance journalist from Australia but based in Hanoi, Vietnam. I have a degree in journalism from RMIT and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Melbourne. I've been in Hanoi for over a year and have developed extensive networks and contacts.
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‘Make the Earth Greta Again!’

11 Apr 2024  |  earthisland.org
The documentary 'I Am Greta' follows the journey of Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teenager who becomes a global figure in the fight against climate change. Starting with her one-person strike in front of the Swedish parliament, the film captures her rise to fame, including her 'Fridays for Future' movement and her speech at the United Nations. Despite personal attacks and her Asperger syndrome, Thunberg remains focused on advocating for climate justice. The film, which streams on Hulu, highlights her minimal carbon footprint travels and her impactful speeches, resonating with many around the world.

Dear Shell: After 25 Years, Are You Finally Ready to Accept Your Role in the Murder of Ogoni 9?

04 Apr 2024  |  earthisland.org
It has been 25 years since the Ogoni 9, including Ken Saro-Wiwa, were executed in Nigeria for their campaign against Shell's pollution. Despite ongoing efforts to hold Shell accountable, including a settlement out of court in 2009 and a current civil case in The Netherlands, justice remains elusive. The article criticizes Shell for its alleged role in the murders, its environmental record, and its public relations campaigns to improve its image. The piece reflects on the personal connection to Saro-Wiwa and the broader implications of corporate accountability and environmental justice.

Authorship Credit and Funding Acknowledgements as Vulnerabilities in Investigations of Grants Compliance and Foreign Influence

25 Mar 2024  |  Lexology
Authorship attribution and funding disclosure have become critical elements in government enforcement related to foreign influence in academic research. Investigations have been triggered or complicated due to decisions made by researchers regarding authorship on journal articles and disclosure of funding sources. Institutions must ensure researchers understand the standards for authorship and funding acknowledgments to comply with academic and federal requirements. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) sets strict criteria for authorship, and federal agencies scrutinize discrepancies in funding acknowledgments as potential grant misconduct. Accurate authorship and funding disclosures are essential to protect the reputation of researchers and institutions and to avoid lengthy investigations.

First Book in New Hack Learning Life Series Aims to Help People Outrun Father Time and Live to 100 and Beyond

05 Sep 2023  |  cbs17.com
Times 10 Publications has released 'Hacking Life After 50: 10 Ways to Beat Father Time and Live a Long, Healthy, Joy-Filled Life,' the first book in the new Hack Learning Life Series. Co-authored by James Sturtevant and Mark Barnes, the book offers practical strategies for physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing, targeting those over 50 with the goal of living healthily to 100 and beyond. The book applies the Hack Learning problem-solving formula to life after 50, covering topics such as purpose, momentum, meal planning, muscle health, and more. The series expansion follows the success of the Hack Learning Series for Educators, with plans for more books in the future.

First Book in New Hack Learning Life Series Aims to Help People Outrun Father Time and Live to 100 and Beyond

05 Sep 2023  |  www.einpresswire.com
Times 10 Publications has released a new book, 'Hacking Life After 50: 10 Ways to Beat Father Time and Live a Long, Healthy, Joy-Filled Life,' authored by James Sturtevant and Mark Barnes. The book offers strategies for improving physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing for people over 50, aiming to help them live to 100 and beyond. The book is part of the new Hack Learning Life Series, which extends the successful Hack Learning problem-solving formula to broader life challenges. The authors are optimistic about the book's impact and plan to expand the series further.

Two Ohio Teachers on a Quest to Live to 100 Share Practical Strategies in New Hack Learning Series Book

31 Aug 2023  |  phl17.com
James Sturtevant and Mark Barnes, two educators from Ohio, have authored 'Hacking Life After 50,' a book that provides 10 practical strategies for living a long, healthy, and joy-filled life. The book, which is part of the Hack Learning Life Series by Times 10 Publications, encourages readers to embrace incremental changes that become lifelong habits. The authors aim to inspire an after-50s life movement, challenging the stigma around aging and promoting a positive view of life after 50. The book is available at major retailers like Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and the authors are touring Ohio for promotion.

Two Ohio Teachers on a Quest to Live to 100 Share Practical Strategies in New Hack Learning Series Book

31 Aug 2023  |  fox2now.com
James Sturtevant and Mark Barnes, two educators from Ohio, have authored 'Hacking Life After 50,' a book offering 10 practical strategies for living a long, healthy, and joy-filled life. The book, part of the Hack Learning Life Series by Times 10 Publications, encourages readers to embrace incremental changes that become lifelong habits. The authors aim to inspire an after-50s life movement, challenging the stigma around aging and promoting a positive outlook for life's second act. The book is available at major retailers, and the authors are touring Ohio for promotion.

Early success against Nazi warships captured

19 Apr 2023  |  www.thetimes.co.uk
In April 1940, Britain's efforts to stop the Nazi invasion of Norway resulted in a naval victory at the Battles of Narvik, with German losses including ten destroyers and a U-boat. Despite this, the campaign ultimately failed and contributed to Neville Chamberlain's downfall. The Times art editor Ulric Van den Bogaerde expressed concerns over the reliance on German-issued images due to a shortage of British official photographs.

Hanoi’s live music scene wakes up post-social distancing

01 Apr 2023  |  tuoitrenews.vn
Mark Barnes discusses the revival of Hanoi's live music scene as social distancing restrictions ease after the COVID-19 pandemic. He highlights the Hanoi Social Club's Tuesday night event featuring Nepalese singer-songwriter Ayush Shrestha and the positive turnout despite initial concerns. John Sylvan, part owner of Hanoi Social Club, and Anh Duc Vo, co-founder of Hanoi Rock City, share their experiences and observations about the current state of the music scene. The article also touches on the potential shift in the performer demographic due to travel restrictions and the role of the community in supporting the live music industry. While there is optimism, the full recovery of the live music scene remains uncertain, with financial impacts still being felt by artists and venues.

The real masters of the air who fought the Nazis from the skies

26 Jan 2023  |  www.thetimes.co.uk
The much-anticipated Second World War drama 'Masters of the Air,' adapted from Donald L Miller’s history, will premiere on January 26. The series focuses on the US 8th Air Force's bombing campaign through the experiences of the 'Bloody 100th' Bombardment Group based at RAF Thorpe Abbotts in Suffolk. The force, which started with minimal resources, grew to over 200,000 personnel capable of deploying 2,000 heavy bombers in a single raid.

Axie Infinity and beyond: What makes Vietnam an NFT gaming hotspot

28 Oct 2021  |  the-ken.com
Vietnamese NFT gaming is gaining traction with games like Axie Infinity and HeroVerse raising significant funds. Axie Infinity had its highest grossing month with $364 million in August, and its parent company Sky Mavis raised $152 million in venture capital. Other Vietnamese indie studios like Wolffun and Topebox are also launching NFT-based games with substantial funding. The industry is receiving attention from high-profile investors such as Alexis Ohanian and Mark Cuban.

If War Should Come: The Origins of the Second World War from The Times archive

16 Sep 2021  |  www.thetimes.co.uk
Mark Barnes, a content specialist for the News UK Archive, has authored a new book titled 'If War Should Come: The Origins of the Second World War from The Times archive', which revisits the period between the First and Second World Wars using contemporary pictures from The Times and The Sunday Times. The book is published by Crecy Publishing and is priced at £24.95.

Meet the Monk Cleaning Up Hanoi’s Waterways

31 Oct 2020  |  tricycle.org
Zen monk Thich Tinh Giac, residing at Chua Phuc Son pagoda near Hanoi, Vietnam, is actively involved in environmental protection efforts. He educates the Vietnamese community on the ecological impact of religious rituals, such as the release of carp during the Kitchen God festival. Tinh Giac, who became interested in environmentalism while studying in Australia, has been cleaning up discarded plastic bags from the festival annually since 2010, gaining national attention and a following among the youth. He challenges traditional practices with a progressive approach, emphasizing education to change behaviors. His teachings have led to a significant shift in local attitudes, with 95 percent of Gia Lam villagers adopting more environmentally friendly practices.

When the East West Link was abandoned a tonne of funding for new bike trails in and around Melbourne went with it. This piece explores what has been lost for cyclists in this change of policy and what cyclists in Melbourne need.

Making it work, worlds apart: Can love survive COVID-19?

01 May 2020  |  tuoitrenews.vn
Simon James and Ngan Nguyen's relationship began in Ho Chi Minh City and grew as they spent time together in Vietnam. However, when COVID-19 cases emerged in Wuhan, their situation changed drastically. James, working in Hanoi for an international NGO, had to return to Australia with plans to come back after a brief trip. The pandemic escalated, leading to the suspension of his aid program and the imposition of travel restrictions, stranding him in Australia. The couple has since adapted to a long-distance relationship, finding strength in their shared experience despite the challenges. Senior psychologist Matthew Ryan, who specializes in relationship counseling, notes that while enforced separations are painful, they also offer a unique form of connection and solidarity. With no set date for the resumption of commercial flights between Australia and Vietnam, Ngan and James face an indefinite period apart.

6 Ways Lawmakers Could Address COVID-19 Liability For Companies

01 May 2020  |  www.law360.com
As states consider reopening economies, businesses face potential liability if individuals contract COVID-19 on their premises. Industry groups and officials have suggested legislative and executive measures to limit business liability. Options include creating government COVID-19 claims or reinsurance funds, granting businesses immunity except in cases of willful misconduct or gross negligence, and modifying workers' compensation, tort laws, and personal protective equipment (PPE) laws. These measures aim to balance reopening the economy with the risk of increased COVID-19 infections.

Raid on broken images of Dambuster heroes repairs cracks

18 Jan 2020  |  www.thetimes.co.uk
Max Hastings' book 'Chastise' has brought renewed attention to the Dambusters, featuring an image of Henry 'Dinghy' Young from The Times photo archive. The archive also contains other rare images of the Dams Raid by No 617 Squadron in May 1943. A photo-call by photographer William Field after raids on Berlin by No 106 Squadron, led by Guy Gibson in January 1943, resulted in four glass plate negatives and two prints, with some requiring restoration to be usable.

Life Sciences Quarterly (Q4 2019): 2019 Roundup on Life Sciences Hot Topics

31 Dec 2019  |  www.lexology.com
The Life Sciences Quarterly report for Q4 2019 covers significant developments, trends, and hot topics in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical devices industries. The report includes discussions on governance, licensing, intellectual property, FDA regulatory and clinical research, with a focus on the impact of real-world evidence, China's influence in U.S. research, and patent law trends. Notable topics include the Clovis decision's effect on board oversight, profit splits in collaborations, and legal and regulatory landscapes related to real-world evidence. The report also addresses concerns about foreign influence in U.S. research, particularly from China, and the implications for intellectual property and knowledge transfer. The FDA's approach to real-world evidence and its potential use in regulatory submissions is examined, highlighting the agency's current skepticism and the likelihood that real-world evidence will complement rather than replace traditional clinical trials. The report also touches on the implications for industry, including the need for compliance with export controls and the potential for government scrutiny of industry scientists.
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