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Journalists who register for the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will have access to more than 12,000 presentations on a variety of topics.

ACS Spring 2022 is a hybrid meeting being held virtually and in-person in San Diego on March 20-24. Journalists are invited to apply for in-person or virtual press credentials. The meeting theme is “Bonding through Chemistry.”

Included environment-related talks among the 12,000 presentations are:
• Atmospheric aerosol chemistry
• Clean energy, fuel storage and conversion
• Degradation and removal of “forever chemicals”
• Innovative materials and technologies for environmental sustainability
• Micro- and nanoplastic detection, occurrence, fate and toxicological impacts
• Nanomaterials for water treatment and reuse
• Renewable energy options
• Looking for something else? Search the schedule.

To attend ACS Spring 2022 virtually or in-person, registration is required. ACS considers requests for press credentials and complimentary registration to meetings from reporters (staff and freelance) and public information officers at government, non-profit and educational institutions.
ACS Spring 2022 will be a vaccination-required and mask-recommended event for all attendees, exhibitors, vendors, and ACS staff who plan to participate in-person in San Diego, CA.


It was announced that actor Emilio Delgado, who appeared on Sesame Street for more than four decades, has died.

Delgado was a presence in children's lives for 45 years, playing the fix-it shop owner Luis on the long-running series. His wife, Carol Delgado, confirmed he had died from the blood cancer multiple myeloma, which he had been battling since 2020, at their home in New York.

Commonwealth Day 2022 will be celebrated on Monday 14 March 2022 centring around the theme for the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – 'Delivering a Common Future' – to highlight how the 54 member countries in the Commonwealth family are ‘innovating, connecting and transforming’ to help achieve goals like fighting climate change, promoting good governance and boosting trade.

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay has been touring the 72 Commonwealth nations and territories for five months. During this time, many incredible women have taken on the role of Batonbearer, whilst women from Birmingham 2022’s host country, England, have been taking on their own challenges as we build up to Birmingham 2022, the first ever multi-sport event in history to award more medals to women than men.

The fourth patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, his holiness Abune Merkorios, has passed away after several weeks of hospital treatment for an unspecified medical condition.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that he was deeply saddened to hear the passing away of his holiness who he said had played a vital role in the reunification of the two synods.

Celebrations are continuing around the world to mark the 65th anniversary of Ghana’s Independence Day as Ghanaians in Africa and around the world highlighted the declaration of Independence from Britain by the president at that time, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, on March 6 1957.

Ghana was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence from colonial rule. The country’s independence served as a precedent for many African countries to break free from the clutches of colonial rule. On the date of Independence, Ghanaians would typically reminisce about their history, the sacrifices made by Dr Nkrumah, and all those who fought for the country’s freedom and independence from the British.

World-renowned visual artist and author, Synthia SAINT JAMES proudly announces the publication of her first art book My Multicultural World, now available on Amazon in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats.

Graced with sixty-five full-color reproductions – a medley of her bold and brilliantly rendered paintings – she personally shares the inspiration behind each of her creations.

CARICOM’s incoming chair and his predecessor have stressed the need for regional unity as they voiced concern about Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine.

Belize’s Prime Minister John Briceno, the regional grouping’s new chairman, and outgoing chairman Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne voiced their concerns today as the Thirty-Third Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads opened in San Pedro, Belize.

Nigeria's government has condemned reports that its citizens, and those of other African countries, have been stopped from leaving war-torn Ukraine. One Nigerian man trying to get into Poland, said border staff told him that they were not tending to Africans.

"We've been chased back, we've been hit with police armed with sticks," he said. South African foreign office official Clayson Monyela also said students had been badly treated at the border.

Stalwart stars from the ’80s came together to take the audience down memory lane with a selection of hits at Al Wasl Avenue on Sunday (February 27) in the latest session of Expo 2020 Dubai’s Street Music series, Eighties Night.

Crowds gathered to see Bonnie Tyler, Boney M featuring Maizie Williams and the Earth, Wind and Fire Experience featuring Sheldon Reynolds perform some of their greatest songs.

‎Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the Official Airline and Official Retail Sponsors of the Qatar TotalEnergies Open 2022, congratulate Iga Swiatek for winning her second Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) 1000 title in Doha last night.

In the 20th edition of the prestigious tournament, Swiatek of Poland lifted the coveted Falcon Trophy after her well-deserved 6-2, 6-0 victory against Anett Kontaveit at Qatar’s traditional home of tennis, the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.

Black history, to many people, means the recognition of popular African American leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, and Harriet Tubman. These figures are celebrated for their remarkable contributions to the Black community and commitment to ensuring civil rights for all.

The contributions of the Caribbean and African diaspora are often not acknowledged as Black history with many important figures remaining unknown.

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) have taken part in an Alumni ceremony with the Ghana Investment and Securities Institute (GISI).  This celebrated the inaugural 10 students completing the licensing programme developed by GISI in partnership with the CISI in 2019.

Amongst the achievers were Chris Hammond and Andrew Ntumi. Both Chris and Andrew will also be part of CISI’s global awards for achieving the top mark globally in the International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management and the International Introduction to Securities & Investment respectively.

As Birmingham prepares to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Councillor Muhammad Afzal travels to Pakistan this week to promote the city and opportunities for business and tourism And as the city prepares to welcome athletes and visitors from across the Commonwealth for Birmingham 2022, he will be representing the city as he meet with businesses, charities, schools and officials in Pakistan – one of the 72 competing nations and territories.

Speaking at the Saint Kitts & Nevis Pavilion in the Sustainability District, the Prime Minister of Saint Kitts & Nevis, Timothy Harris, said he remained cautiously optimistic on climate progress, while urging the world’s bigger players to follow through on their sustainability commitments. He also welcomed ‘citizens of the world’ to join Saint Kitts & Nevis’ long-standing Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme, which has already attracted thousands of participants from the UAE and wider Middle East.

Birmingham 2022 and CGF Partnerships have signed a licensing deal with The Royal Mint and Royal Mail to produce commemorative coins and stamps to mark the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Birmingham 2022 marks the third time the Games have been hosted in England in its ninety-two year history, and each of those Games have been commemorated through the release of collectable Royal Mail stamps and Royal Mint coins, anchoring this significant event in history and contributing to the celebration of the Commonwealth Games.