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This video from the USA says about itself:

12 June 2016

Muslim Leaders Say Pulse Orlando Shooting A Hate Crime, Support LGBT Community

By John Haylett:

‘Nobody stood a chance’

Monday 13th June 2016

At least 50 killed in Florida gay nightclub – Suspect names as 29-year-old

Afghan American licensed private ‘security’ guard at G4S corporation who committed his terrible crime with legal firearms

Omar Mateen – Man arrested near LA Pride

AT LEAST 50 people were slaughtered in a gay nightclub inOrlando, Florida, yesterday morning at the hands of a man with an automatic rifle.

Local authorities said that they were investigating the massacre as an act of terrorism.

The gunman, named by authorities as Omar Mateen, was killed later in a shoot-out with armed officers who had exploded a small device to distract him.

“This is an incident, as I see it, that we certainly classify as a domestic terror incident,” said Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings.

At least 53 other people were taken to hospital, most in a critical condition, and a surgeon at Orlando Regional Medical Centre said that the death toll was likely to climb.

Although Mateen had another handgun and carried a device of some kind, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said that all of the dead had been killed with the assault rifle.

“There’s blood everywhere,” he said of the horrific scene in the club known as Pulse.

The gunman had exchanged gunfire with an officer working at the club at around 2am just as it was closing and more than 300 people remained in it.

He then went back inside and took hostages, said police chief John Mina said.

Authorities despatched a special weapons and tactics team three hours later to rescue the hostages.

Eyewitness Jackie Smith, who was in the club and saw two friends shot, said: “Some guy walked in and started shooting everybody. He had an automatic rifle, so nobody stood a chance.

“I just tried to get out of there,” she added. …

Police said that they had secured the suspect’s vehicle, a van, right outside the club.

“We condemn this monstrous attack and offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of all those killed or injured,” said Rasha Mubarak, Orlando regional co-ordinator for Florida’s chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

“The Muslim community joins our fellow Americans in repudiating anyone or any group that would claim to justify or excuse such an appalling act of violence.”

An Equality Florida spokesperson said: “We are heartbroken and angry that senseless violence has once again destroyed lives in our state and in our country.

“Gay clubs hold a significant place in LGBTQ history. They were often the only safe gathering place and this horrific act strikes directly at our sense of safety.”

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said:

“… The condolences expressed by Florida Senator Marco Rubio are sickening hypocrisy. He has repeatedly opposed gay equality, including wanting to repeal same-sex marriage and protection against discrimination for LGBT employees. Hisanti-gay sentiments have fanned the flames of homophobichatred.”

Many people in Florida wanted to donate blood for people injured in the massacre. However, under homophobic Florida law, gay people could not do that.

And Santa Monica police arrested a man found with assault rifles and possible explosives in his car shortly before the Los Angeles Pride festival, the LA Times reported late yesterday.

The man reportedly mentioned the Pride event and told police he was waiting for a friend before his vehicle was searched and several weapons found. There was no known link to the Orlando shooting as the Star went to press.

The murderous rampage comes after singer Christina Grimmie, a former contestant on The Voice, was shot and killed by “obsessed fan” Kevin James Loibl on Friday night while signing autographs after her show in Orlando, Florida.

This 12 June 2016 video, about the Orlando perpetrator, is called “HE WANTED TO BE A POLICE OFFICER! HE TRAINED WITH HIS FRIENDS WHO WERE POLICE OFFICERS!” Ex-Wife.

By Bill Van Auken in the USA:

Worst-ever US mass shooting

Gunman massacres 50 in Orlando nightclub

13 June 2016

In a monstrous and reactionary act, a heavily armed lone gunman killed 50 people and wounded 53 more early Sunday morning at a LGBT nightclub, the Pulse, in Orlando, Florida. Many of the injured suffered grievous gunshot wounds inflicted by a military-style A-15 assault rifle, raising the strong possibility that the death toll will rise.

Within hours of the incident, the reaction of the media and leading US political figures, including the presumptive Democratic and Republican presidential candidates, made it clear that the mass killings will be fully exploited to promote war abroad and intensified state repression at home.

The gunman, identified as Omar Mateen, 29, a Florida resident, US citizen and son of immigrants from Afghanistan, was himself killed in a firefight with an Orlando police SWAT unit.

At the time of the shooting, the nightclub, which describes itself as “Orlando’s Premier Gay Nightclub,” was packed with over 350 people who had turned out for a Latin music night. The initial list of victims released by police indicated that many of the victims were Hispanic.

According to reports Sunday, Mateen made a 911 call at the time of the attack declaring his allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and mentioning the Boston Marathon bombers. Just hours after the attack, ISIS itself claimed responsibility, declaring that the massacre “was carried out by an Islamic State fighter.” Whatever the truth of this boast,ISIS’ celebration of the cold-blooded murder of 50 innocent people only underscored the thoroughly right-wing character of this organization.

The FBI acknowledged that its agents had interviewed Mateen three times, twice in 2013 in connection with alleged “inflammatory statements” he made to coworkers, and in 2014 in relation to possible ties to Moner Mohammad Abusalha, who grew up in Florida and went to fight for an Islamist militia in the US-backed war for regime-change in Syria, where he detonated a suicide bomb. The FBI said that both investigations concluded that Mateen did not pose a threat and were ended.

US officials expressed skepticism that there existed any substantive links between Mateen and ISIS. The precise character of the killer’s motives remain unclear.

Mateen’s father told the media that his son had voiced strong anti-gay sentiments and had expressed anger at seeing two men kissing in Miami earlier this year. The father, Seddique Mir Mateen, said the family was “in shock, like the whole country,” adding that his son’s actions had “nothing to do with religion.”

Mateen worked for G4S, a private security contractor that serviced government agencies, including providing security personnel for the Department of Homeland Security. As a result, he had firearms and security officer licenses. He lived in Fort Pierce, a Florida city about 120 miles southeast of Orlando, where over one-third of the population subsists below the poverty line and the official unemployment rate is over 16 percent.

What was going on in the mind of Omar Mateen will likely never be known with any certainty. What is clear, however, is that the horrific tragedy in Orlando is only the latest in a series of bloody incidents. The immense social and political contradictions of American capitalist society are taking ever more malignant forms.

Sunday morning’s death toll in Orlando represented the worst mass shooting on US soil since the American Cavalry’s massacre of 150 Lakota at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 1890. It took place, however, in the context of an endless procession of such homicidal outbursts, which have become virtually a daily fact of life in the United States. Since the beginning of 2016, there have been 175 such incidents. Last year there were there were 372 mass shootings in the US, leaving 475 dead and 1,870 wounded.

Murderous violence at home has developed in parallel with unending wars abroad, with the US military continuously engaged since 2001 in invasions, bombings, drone strikes and “targeted assassinations” that have claimed the lives of over a million people in predominantly Muslim countries. Within the US itself, the most reactionary ideologies have been whipped up to justify discrimination and violence against immigrants in general and Muslims in particular, and toencourage the most backward homophobic sentiments.

The precise confluence of influences that produced the Orlando nightclub massacre may not be known, but that it emerged within an environment shaped by increasing social dislocation, war and political reaction is undeniable.

Hillary Clinton, Obama’s former secretary of state and the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, was even more explicit in exploiting the tragedy in Orlando to promote US militarism abroad and an escalation of attacks on democratic rights within the US itself. “For now, we can say for certain that we need to redouble our efforts to defend our country from threats at home and abroad,” she said. “That means defeating international terror groups, working with allies and partners to go after them wherever they are, countering their attempts to recruit people here and everywhere, and hardening our defenses at home.”

Her Republican rival, Donald Trump, pursued a slightly different tack, utilizing the Orlando massacre to bolster his promotion of anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant bigotry. He initially tweeted that if Obama failed to attribute the killings to “radical Islamic terrorism” he “should immediately resign in disgrace,” and that if Clinton failed to use the same words she should withdraw from the election.

“Because our leaders are weak, I said this was going to happen—and it is only going to get worse,” he said later in the day. “I am trying to save lives and prevent the next terrorist attack. We can’t afford to be politically correct anymore.”

These reactionary appeals are a warning of what is being prepared, no matter which party wins the 2016 presidential election. The aim of both the Democrats and Republicans is to intimidate, frighten and disorient the American people with the specter of terrorism in order to distract attention from the social crisis, shift the political debate to the right and prepare for both new wars and intensified attacks on the rights and conditions of the working class.

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Thing, a short biography

nataliaantonova.com – Once upon a time, there was a girl who had an official name – the name in her birth certificate, a name for bureaucrats and people who didn’t know her well – and a true name. The true name was Thin…

WORLD

Muhammad #Ali’s Humility, My Greatest Lesson

diplomatartist.com – He was so different that we might have expected him to go to the grave screaming of his greatness. However, we all saw a piece of ourselves in him, and his greatest character strength was that he s…

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FANTOMATIK: Secret garden

pinterest.com – Kirlian Photography, Amazing Flower, Photography Technique, Electrified Flowers, Electrified Plant, Electrocuted Flower Photos of Flowers Being Shocked With 80,000 Volts | DeMilked http://www.demil…

LEISURE

This vegan leather is made from a truly sustainable source: pineapples

globalcitizen.org – You’ve probably heard of pleather or PVC, but what about faux leather made from pineapples? London-based company Ananas Anam has found a way to use the leaves of this tropical fruit to make a truly…

SCIENCE

How to apply – Royal Academy of Engineering

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Water Scarcity Could Impact West Asian Credit Ratings

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ipsnews.net – NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 9 2016 (IPS) – Water scarcity, conflict and refugee exodus is the strongest megatrend in West Asia, indicating the status of current trends and how these factors may shape the f…

POLITICS

Regional Parliamentary Forum in Causeni:

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md.undp.org – 40 residents from Causeni, Stefan Voda, Tiraspol, Tighina and Grigoriopol districts met with members of the Parliament and representatives of the Parliamentary Constituency and Information Offices …

ENVIRONMENT

Building a brighter future for rice farmers in Cambodia

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undp.org – Farmers in the small community of Tuol Sdey, in the Svay Rieng province of southeastern Cambodia, have reason to be happy. For the first time in decades they can rejoice in having two harvests in o…

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Kenya to Host 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development

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africa.undp.org – African and Asian heads of state and government, representatives of private sector, international organizations and civil society will convene in Nairobi, Kenya during 27-28 August 2016 for the Six…

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What the public sector can learn from startups

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devex.com – How can we learn more quickly what works, and discard what doesn’t? This question is at the core of virtually every startup across the globe. Launching a new product or service with limited resourc…

BUSINESS

UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPS: Executive Board

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norway-un.org – I am pleased to deliver this statement on the Midterm review of the UNDP integrated budget on behalf of Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, the Un…

ENVIRONMENT

Bhutan joins nations to pioneer a new financing approach for biodiversity conservation

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undp.org – With SDG 15 on ‘Life on Land’ as a Royal Government priority, the UNDP-led BIOFIN project kicks off in the world’s only ‘carbon-negative’ nation. National biodiversity and climate partners are set …

ENVIRONMENT

Ethnic minorities escape poverty in Viet Nam

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vn.undp.org – In Muong Lat, a mountainous district of the Thanh Hoa province in Viet Nam, Luong Thi Xuan’s family is now better-off by raising Kerria Lacca, an insect that lives on palm trees and produces shella…

ENVIRONMENT

El Niño adds to Asia’s climate fears – raconteur.net

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raconteur.net – In Can Tho, the commercial and political heart of the Vietnamese Mekong, pleasure cruisers float on the water by night, neon hoardings pulsing across the river while young people lark about on the …

ENVIRONMENT

This is how cities can fight climate change

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weforum.org – Cities are a crucial area for taking action on climate change. By 2050, over two thirds of mankind will live in cities. Cities generate roughly 80% of global GDP and account for more than 60% of al…

ENVIRONMENT

Helen Clark: Speech at the “Wildlife and Forest Crime” event

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undp.org – President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, Dr. Cristián Samper; Hon. Edna Molewa, Minister of Environment of South Africa; Hon. Grant Shapps, Minister of State of the United Kingdom; E…

LEISURE

It’s in the Bag for UNICEF | Riviera Buzz

riviera-buzz.com – I had a wonderful opportunity to take photographs of the delightful singer and actress Bobbi Crawford at Le Negresco in Nice. You may ask why a patchwork handbag features in every single shot? Let …

WORLD

Voice of Free Iran (VOFI): Iran: silent army of unemployed people will topple the regime

vofi-news.blogspot.com – Neglecting population and housing numbers in the past few years, and lack of adequate planning by the government, have led to a major unemployment crisis in the society, in a way that one can say a…

SCIENCE

Scientists catch a black hole in an unusual feeding frenzy

washingtonpost.com – An artist’s illustration of the black hole devouring cold clouds. (NRAO/AUI/NSF and Dana Berry/SkyWorks) Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a black hole chowed down on a chilly supper of cold gas…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

The Picture | The Story by David Fahey – The Eye of Photography

loeildelaphotographie.com – I have always collected portraits of artists. My reasons are quite simple– I have a curiosity to see how artists present themselves in front of a camera. Creative people exude an indefinable presen…

WORLD

Palestinian prisoners speak out on ICRC family visit cuts, pledge to boycott ICRC

samidoun.net – The International Committee of the Red Cross has announced that it plans to implement a 50% cut in family visits for Palestinian men prisoners beginning in July 2016. Over the objections of Palesti…

WORLD

U.S. officials: No evidence of direct ISIS link to Orlando shooting

reuters.com – WASHINGTON U.S. officials said on Sunday they had seen no immediate evidence of any direct connection between the worst mass shooting in U.S. history and Islamic State or any other foreign extremis…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Vengeance Reigns in New Staging of ‘Elektra’

huffingtonpost.com – Vengeance may best be served cold for some people, but in Strauss’s Elektra it is a rite of unbridled passion and Nina Stemme conveys all its fury in a fiery performance of the title role in the Me…

SCIENCE

Google Scholar: Providing Academic Results

seowebmarketing.co.uk – Google Scholar is a search engine that provides academic results to its users, showing links to journal articles or theses on a selected topic. It’s free to access, and scans the text of academic l…

LEISURE

✿ Earl MORAN (1893 -1984) ✿ – Catherine La Rose Poesia e Arte

markgeoffreykirshner.com – A young model named Norma Jean Dougherty approached this famed artist in an attempt to pose for a painting. For four years Moran painted Marilyn Monroe and they created a lasting friendship. She al…

LEISURE

Gorgeous Photos Show How This Charity Is Helping Kids In Cuba ‘Free Their Minds’

huffingtonpost.com – Rene Lecour remembers feeling like an outsider as a teen until he found a place in what he calls the “punk rock BMX skate culture.” But during a family skate trip to Havana in 2010, he learned that…

WORLD

Lessons Learnt from 67 Years of UNWRA Support to the Education of Palestinian Refugees

norrag.wordpress.com – By Husein Abdul-Hamid, Joel Reyes, Harry Patrinos, World Bank. Delivery of education services to communities in conflict-ridden states requires an adjustment in the education model to make it meani…

ENVIRONMENT

Sickening images show 88 frozen crocodile tails seized in China

dailymail.co.uk – Police in China have seized 88 frozen crocodile tails along with 70 frozen wild Siamese crocodiles from smugglers in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The gruesome discovery was made …

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

LA Film Fest Winners: “HEIS (chronicles),” “Political Animals,” “Paint it Black” All Honored — Women and Hollywood

blog.womenandhollywood.com – The LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, has announced the winners of the 2016 fest. The festival, which ran from June 1–9 this year, handed out juried awards in the categories of: U.S. …

SCIENCE

Watch Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US, shrink dramatically over 15 years

vox.com – Earlier this week, I wrote about how Lake Mead, America’s largest man-made reservoir, has shrunk to its lowest level ever. It’s a huge deal for the 25 million people in California, Arizona, Nevada,…

WORLD

Yemen’s warring sides agree to release child prisoners – U.N. envoy

news.trust.org – DUBAI, June 6 (Reuters) – The parties to over a year of civil war in Yemen have agreed to release all child prisoners they are holding, U.N. envoy to peace talks in Kuwait Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed …

WORLD

Three ways activists use media to support freedom

fnf-europe.org – The fight for freedom is not the sole prerogative of the political arena. In countless countries around the world freedom is being oppressed and it is up to civil society and committed individuals …

LEISURE

My Sweet Engagement | wedding inspirations (SweetEngagement)

pinterest.com – Because Love is Sweet. Inspirational wedding blog. ♥ Follow us on Instagram (@mysweetengagement) and Facebook.com/mysweetengagement Wedding Dresses My Sweet Engagement | wedding inspirations Follow…

POLITICS

A Corruption Crusade in Guatemala

nytimes.com – Last year, Guatemalans watched in awe as their president, Otto Pérez Molina, and his vice president, Roxana Baldetti, were charged in a kickback scheme and forced from power. This month brought a s…

TECHNOLOGY

The Screen Conspiracy eBook: Maxwell Black: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

amazon.co.uk – Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase In Jack Halpin, Maxwell Black has created a character who most people of a certain age will relate to. In an ever changing, technical world, Jack finds hims…

BUSINESS

Rising temperatures could cut 3.6% of India’s daylight work hours by 2025

scroll.in – India is set to lose 3.6% of annual daylight work hours by 2025 due to rising temperatures, reveals an IndiaSpend analysis of data in a new United Nations report. The loss of daylight work hours co…

WORLD

Aung San Suu Kyi Is in Power. So Why Is She Ignoring Her Country’s Most Vulnerable People?

foreignpolicy.com – As Burma’s new government gets down to business, one thing is increasingly clear — there won’t be much to look forward to for the country’s one million or so Rohingya people. The West has rejoiced …

LEISURE

Dishing it up/ with Sharon Insul

tableofferingsblogdotcom.wordpress.com – Come sit with me for awhile . . . and see what I’m bringing to the table © Yes, yes I know Halloween is barely over, and here I come with thoughts of Thanksgiving tabelscapes .   .   . Sheesh!!! We…

ENVIRONMENT

Donate – Animal Hope and Wellness

animalhopeandwellness.org – The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation. We welcome any donations to help us rescue more dogs and care for them at the rescue. All donations are tax deductible. O…

ENVIRONMENT

Sign the petition against the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

action.hsi.org – I respectfully urge you to end the mass slaughter and consumption of dogs for the annual dog meat ‘festival’ in Yulin to be held on June 21st. I was shocked to learn that thousands of dogs and cats…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

The Robert Mapplethorpe photo you haven’t seen: The one he took of me

latimes.com – I first met Robert Mapplethorpe in the elevator of the Chelsea Hotel in 1973, when I was 4. My father had just died in a car accident, and my mother was simply lost. The New York hotel was a perfec…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

How I Learned to Love Yoko Ono

nytimes.com – Yoko Ono is not pretty, she is not easy, her paintings aren’t recognizable, her voice is not melodious, her films are without plot and her Happenings make no sense. One of her paintings you are tol…

LEISURE

Arthur Rothstein

lis471.wordpress.com – Darrel Coble is the youngest boy pictured in Fleeing a Dust Storm, the boy who was directed by Rothstein to cover his eyes with his arm. Ganzel photographed Coble, in his home, still in Cimerron Co…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

The Picture | The Story par David Fahey – L’Œil de la photographie

loeildelaphotographie.com – J’ai toujours collectionné les portraits d’artistes. La raison en est simple, j’ai toujours eu la curiosité de voir comment les artistes faisaient face à l’objectif. Les artistes dégagent souvent u…

HEALTH

After Nine-Year Battle, Illinois Will Provide 11,000 Prisoners With Mental Health Care

thinkprogress.org – Illinois, a state that gutted mental health funding by 31.7 percent between 2009 and 2012, will soon guarantee specialized mental health services for 11,000 prisoners. Under the terms of a final se…

WORLD

Tajikistan: Verdicts of Opposition Activists Travesty of Justice

hrw.org – (Washington) – Tajikistan’s Supreme Court sentenced leaders of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) on June 2, 2016 to lengthy prison terms on charges of attempting to overthrow the g…

TECHNOLOGY

This Startup Trains Africa’s Elite Coding Apprentices For Giants Like IBM & Microsoft

fastcompany.com – As a teenager growing up in Lomé, the capital of Togo, Faiçal Tchirou taught himself to code at a cybercafé. He wanted to help his mother manage the small pharmacy she owned. Prescription orders, i…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Get a Fly-on-the-Wall View of John Lennon Recording & Arranging His Classic Song, “Imagine” (1971)

openculture.com – In a recent interview, the perennially cheerful Paul McCartney talked candidly about his depression after the Beatles’ 1970 breakup, a revelation that may have come as a surprise to some people giv…

LEISURE

How a Museum Cancelling a Controversial Mapplethorpe Exhibition Changed My Life

smithsonianmag.com – Twenty-seven years ago, controversy erupted over Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs. It changed my life. In June 1989, I was 22, a newly declared art history major at Northwestern University, about …

POLITICS

Barack Obama: “I’m with her.”

newsweek.com – Updated | President Barack Obama on Thursday endorsed Hillary Clinton, his former secretary of state, for president of the United States. “I want to congratulate Hillary Clinton for making history …

LEISURE

IKEA Redesigns Its Big Blue Bag For The First Time Ever

fastcodesign.com – Short of Swedish meatballs and Billy bookcases, the simple blue-and-yellow bag (technically known as the Frakta) might be IKEA’s most iconic product. Debuting in 1996, more than 3 million Big Blues…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Voyager

grandosicua.deviantart.com – OK, weird story time. Bear with me here. This piece made me immediately think of the song “Death of a Cosmonaut” and so I went to youtube and tried to find a link to it but there wasn’t one. Instea…

POLITICS

Why Is American Democracy So Broken, and Can It Be Fixed?

thenation.com – Few elections in the Western world offer the spectacle that is an American presidential race. While Brits tend to keep a stiff upper lip when jockeying for position, and Canadians prefer the power …

LEISURE

Queen’s 90th birthday is marked at Trooping the Colour parade – BBC News

bbc.co.uk – Thousands of people turned out to watch the annual Trooping the Colour parade on the Queen’s official 90th birthday. Dressed in a vivid lime green coat and matching hat, the Queen was escorted down…

WORLD

Wars and poverty force Gaza children to work

dailymail.co.uk – Instead of going to school, Walid and Ibrahim spend hours each day rummaging through houses destroyed in Gaza’s wars in search of scrap to raise a few shekels for their families. They were once goo…

EDUCATION

David Lynch presenta la historia del cine surrealista – ENFILME.COM

enfilme.com – ¿Qué director, aún con vida, ha sido catalogado con mayor frecuencia como “surrealista”? Creador de atmósferas intrigantes como Eraserhead (1977), Lost Highway (1997), Mulholland Drive (2001), Inla…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ part two: Is this darkest story yet?

europe.newsweek.com – Tuesday night saw the first performance of part one of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child , J.K. Rowling’s new stage play that takes place 19 years after the events of her best-selling novels, and o…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

In Conversation with Anaïs Volpé director of the film HEIS (chronicles) @ LA Film Festival 2016

womenoccupyhollywood.com – Cinema as a form of expression. Cinema as a necessity. Cinema as an art form. These are the urgencies that move Anaïs Volpé, the young actress-writer-director-producer who envisioned the cross-medi…

TECHNOLOGY

Hackers selling stolen Twitter log-in data

france24.com – Tens of millions of stolen Twitter credentials evidently lifted from web browser programs were put up for sale online, according to a search engine devoted to leaked data. Twitter on Thursday was a…

SCIENCE

eighths

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Omar Sharif Jr. on Coming Out: ‘I Had Suicidal Thoughts…Then Something Wonderful Happened’

out.com – Omar Sharif Jr. recently gave a speech at the 2016 Oslo Freedom Forum, a global platform for human rights defenders to share their stories. When he came out in a 2012 letter published in The Advoca…

POLITICS

Labour MP John Mann Comes Out For Brexit

news.sky.com – Labour MP John Mann has thrown his support behind the campaign to leave the European Union, and says he thinks a majority of the party’s voters could very well back a Brexit on 23 June. In an open …

SCIENCE

Moving Up to the Big Leagues, 1946 — Central Intelligence Agency

cia.gov – On July 11,1946 the new Central Intelligence Group formally created its first operational unit, the Office of Special Operations. Formed from the remnants of William Donovan’s wartime Office of Str…

SCIENCE

The possibility of flying taxi drones was among the things we learned this week

europe.newsweek.com – From the possibility of an artificial intelligence “off switch” to bulletproof bookbags, here are five things we learned this week in Tech and Science:  What if Skynet, the fictional artificial int…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Child marriage in Nepal: ‘A girl is a girl, not a wife’

theguardian.com – “Am I a girl, or a mother?” Rachana Sunar opens her speech at the Oslo Freedom Forum quoting one of the child brides she has been supporting in the past four years. It is poignant to think that a 1…

POLITICS

Read Joe Biden’s letter to the Stanford University rape victim

europe.newsweek.com – Vice President Joe Biden, who in 1990 introduced the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), has penned an open letter to the Stanford University sexual assault victim in which he commends her for speak…

WORLD

Remembering CIA’s Heroes: Nels “Benny” Benson — Central Intelligence Agency

cia.gov – This is part of our series about CIA employees who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Here we will look at the lives of the men and women who have died while serving their country. Currently, there …

SCIENCE

Surprisingly Simple Ways You Can Trick Your Brain Into Focusing

fastcompany.com – What separates strategic, visionary thinkers from the rest of us? And why do we tend to worry about our ability to remember names—or where our keys are—rather than loss of cognitive memory that mak…

TECHNOLOGY

Laura Taylor ebooks, NOOK Books

barnesandnoble.com – You are looking at NOOK Books Refine by Subjects Business Computers Fiction Graphic Novels & Comics Kids Mystery & Crime Romance Science Fiction & Fantasy Self-Help & Relationships Advertising Show…

WORLD

DNI Clapper, FBI Director Comey and DIA Director Stewart To Salute #LGBTSpies at #2016ICPride Summit

odni.gov – DNI Clapper, FBI Director Comey and DIA Director Stewart To Salute #LGBTSpies at #2016ICPride Summit NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ODNI News Release No. 13-16 June 8, 2016 DNI Clapper, FBI Dir…

POLITICS

Elizabeth Warren for Vice President? Yes, That’s Possible

thenation.com – Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has been ripping into the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president with the precision and focused fury of a great prosecutor. “Donald Trump says t…

WORLD

Oslo Freedom Forum 2016

kasparov.com – The Oslo Freedom Forum 2016, an annual gathering of human rights activists, journalists, former heads of state and sympathizers, took place in Oslo from May 23 to 25th 2016. This year, the Oslo Fre…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Marilyn Monroe’s Unpublished Poems: The Complex Private Person Behind the Public Persona

brainpickings.org – Did you ever begin Ulysses? Did you ever finish it? Marilyn Monroe did both. She took great pains to be photographed reading or holding a book — insistence born not out of vain affectation but of a…

LEISURE

Van Gogh Museum verwerft schilderij ‘De druivenoogst’

historiek.net – Het Van Gogh Museum heeft zijn collectie verrijkt met het schilderij De druivenoogst uit 1880 van de Franse kunstenaar Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848-1884). Het werk is in maart 2016 aangekocht op de T…

ENVIRONMENT

GEF Steps Up Efforts to Combat Wildlife Crime with Additional $40 Million to Expand Program – UNEP

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unep.org – Washington DC, June 8, 2016 – The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council today approved an additional $40 million for the Global Wildlife Program (GWP) expanding its support in the fight against…

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#WithRefugees – World Refugee Day – UNHCR

unhcr.org – 1. Baw Meh Baw Meh dreams of a safer future for her grandchildren. Baw Meh’s story 2. Mojtaba Mojtaba’s story 3. Carmen Carmen hopes to inspire other women through her work. Carmen’s story 4. Sola…

HEALTH

Closing Remarks on 2016 High-level Meeting on Ending AIDS

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un.org – Heads of State and Government, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, We have come to the end of three truly engaging days of discussion and I would like to thank the Co-chairs o…

WORLD

The Latest: Hungary to close its largest migrants center

businessinsider.com – ATHENS, Greece (AP) – The Latest on Europe’s immigration crisis (all times local): Hungary says it is planning to close its largest remaining reception center for migrants and refugees. Janos Lazar…

BUSINESS

In The Future, ‘Made In China’ Could Become ‘Made In Africa’

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huffingtonpost.com – There’s a pretty good chance that some of the clothes you’re wearing, the shoes on your feet and even the device you’re using to read this were made in China. Even as its economy slows, China remai…

WORLD

This startup helps Syrian refugees earn a living. All they need is a laptop.

pri.org – I’ve come to a cafe in Beirut to meet a young Syrian refugee named Ghaith. His name is easier to write than to say. In Arabic, “gh” makes something like an “r” sound, but from the depths of your th…

WORLD

�We Came with Nothing, We Have Nothing�: Thousands flee Fallujah as Fighting Intensifies

wfp.org – BAGHDAD – The UN and partners are in a race against time to provide life-saving assistance to people fleeing escalating violence in Anbar, particularly around the battle for Fallujah. On 5 June, UN…

SPORTS

UNAIDS Gala

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ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Alcohol Doesn’t Rape People

time.com – He was unanimously convicted of assault with the intent to commit rape, sexual penetration with a foreign object of an intoxicated person and sexual penetration with a foreign object of an unconsci…

BUSINESS

Global Youth Forum 2016

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worldbank.org – With the world’s 1.8 billion young people, it is critical the global community interact more with you to address and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the World Bank Group’s twin goals, an…

EDUCATION

#WithRefugees – World Refugee Day – 20 June – UNHCR

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acnur.org – 1. Baw Meh Baw Meh sueña con un futuro a salvo para sus nietos La historia de Baw Meh 2. Mojtaba Mojtaba sueña con encontrar una cura para el cáncer La historia de Mojtaba 3. Carmen Carmen espera i…

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UN News – UN announces first-ever global standard to measure food loss and waste

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un.org – 7 June 2016 – A partnership of leading international organizations, including the United Nations, has announced the launch of a first-ever global standard to measure food loss and waste while at th…

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UN News – Justice for crimes committed in Darfur must not be sacrificed – ICC Prosecutor

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un.org – 9 June 2016 – More than a decade has passed since the situation in Darfur, Sudan, was referred to her Office, yet the victims’ quest for justice is still far from being realized and they continue t…

SPORTS

Young Syrian footballer aims high in Germany

unhcr.org – A wide, gappy grin spreads over Ahmad Alzaher’s youthful face. He gazes at his father, Mohammed, who is kneeling on the pitch nearby, a water bottle balanced precariously atop his head. Ahmad steps…

HEALTH

Breaking the silos: empowering adolescent girls and young women to access integrated health-care services

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unaids.org – NEW YORK/GENEVA, 9 June 2016—At the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, taking place in New York, United States of America, the Organisation of African First Ladies a…

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The Art of Logistics: Going Behind the Scenes with WFP in El Salvador

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medium.com – Carlos Sorriano is a logistics veteran. With nearly two decades of experience, you would be hard pressed to find someone more knowledgeable about the ins-and-outs of how to get food from one place …

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6 Jun 2016 – UNESCO celebrated World Environment Day in Tehran – United Nations in Iran

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un.org.ir – 6 Jun 2016 – UNESCO celebrated World Environment Day in Tehran Dr. Ebtekar, Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Head of the Department of Environment, delivers her speech on the occa…

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Ramadan pulls despair of millions of Syrians into sharp focus

unhcr.org – AMMAN, June 7 (UNHCR) – For Abu Ahmad, Ramadan got off to a shaky start this year. As the 44-year-old from Homs and his family looked forward to breaking their first day of fasting with the traditi…

WORLD

Children fleeing South Sudan struggle in CAR refugee villages

unhcr.org – BAMBOUTI, Central African Republic, June 9 (UNHCR) – At home in South Sudan, priests cared for Semo and Seto Abu, disabled 10-year-old twins who struggle to walk and look after themselves. But civi…

WORLD

UNHCR Sample FaceBook title

unhcr.org – NAIROBI, 6 June 2016 – Today, UNHCR Staff members in Nairobi joined the rest of the world in signing the Open Letter to End Statelessness. The Open Letter is part of the media element of the Global…

BUSINESS

UN News – Ban commends India and United States for supporting early entry into force of Paris Agreement

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un.org – 8 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended a joint statement on climate change made by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Barack Obama an…

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Letters from our Founder and CEO | 2015 Annual Report

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annualreport.bloomberg.org – When I visited Moscow for the first time last June, I found a dynamic city filled with beautiful architecture, fascinating history, and welcoming people. It turns out, though, that the most remarka…

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Two years after capture of Mosul, displaced Iraqis struggle

unhcr.org – BASRA, Iraq, June 10 (UNHCR) – Iraqi mother-of-six Ahlam Tariq Ali once enjoyed what she calls a “luxurious life” in Iraq’s second city of Mosul. But that ended when militants stormed the city two …

WORLD

International Day of UN Peacekeepers – UN Stamps

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unstamps.org – The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers was established by the General Assembly in 2002, in tribute to all men and women serving in peacekeeping operations for their high level of prof…

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U.N. says Syria blocking food aid; seeks airlift approval

uk.reuters.com – GENEVA/UNITED NATIONS The United Nations is still waiting for Syrian government agreement for an aid convoy to enter the besieged town of Daraya and has requested approval to airlift food into four…

WORLD

Full Transcript of Secretary-General’s Press Encounter

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un.org – Good morning.  It is a great pleasure to see you all once again.  Before I take your questions, I would like to highlight three challenges that affect the wide sweep of our work today.  First, we n…

HEALTH

20 Million People Living With HIV Are Being Left Behind

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huffingtonpost.com – Marking World AIDS Day 2014, Zimbabwe, Photo: UNDP / Nigel Coulson This week, world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS to chart the…

POLITICS

Coverage: UN Women Executive Director visits Canada

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unwomen.org – From 6-8 June, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is undertaking her first official mission to Canada, visiting three cities in as many days—Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo. Read the a…

WORLD

Syrian women rise above differences and forge a statement of unity

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unwomen.org – In an effort to build consensus to end the Syrian crisis, a diverse group of over 130 Syrian women political and civil society activists met in Beirut, Lebanon from 20-22 May and forged a statement…

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Asia-Pacific Region Aims at Hunger-Free Goal by 2030

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ipsnews.net – UNITED NATIONS, Jun 9 2016 (IPS) – The Asia Pacific region – home to two of the world’s most populous countries – faces major food security challenges. According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB)…

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Tennis plays host to Women’s Economic Empowerment – News – Tennis Australia

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tennis.com.au – Melbourne VIC, Australia, 8 June 2016 | tennis.com.au Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley and Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka have co-chaired an historic consultation, bringing together delegates fro…

WORLD

Gloria Steinem’s new show links global instability to violence against women: “For the first time there are fewer females on earth than males”

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salon.com – Most of us don’t think of Canada as an unstable or violent place, but one of your episodes looks at the massive problem of their women, especially First Nations women, disappearing or getting murde…

WORLD

Hundreds show up for funeral of veteran with no known living relatives | Fox News

foxnews.com – Four people were expected to attend the funeral Tuesday of a 91-year-old U.S. Navy veteran who died last month with no known living relatives. But 20 minutes before the ceremony at Quantico Nationa…

WORLD

Freed Gaddafi loyalists found dead in Libya’s Tripoli – News from Al Jazeera

aljazeera.com – The bodies of at least 12 loyalists to the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have been found in the country’s capital, Tripoli, just days after they were released from prison. The victims were p…

WORLD

Dreams of My Muslim Son

nytimes.com – LONG before I came to the United States, I was fascinated by the American electoral process. I grew up in Pakistan in the 1980s, during the brutally repressive military dictatorship of President Mo…

WORLD

Three reasons why attacking Egypt’s top auditor is bad news — Voices on Corruption

blog.transparency.org – Putting Egypt’s top auditor on trial sends a clear message: the Egyptian government is waging a war. Not against corruption but against those who fight against it. When President Abdel Fattah Al Si…

WORLD

#WithRefugees Campaign | Tinalbarka story

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unhcr.org – Tinalbarka, 16 year old: “I am 16 years old. I come from Mali. My family and I fled Bamako because of war. So we arrived here [in Mbera, Mauritania], where where I now live with my parents. Fortuna…

WORLD

Muslim refugees stuck in Greece miss home more than ever during Ramadan

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pri.org – On the first night of Ramadan, residents of the informal tent camp at Piraeus port in Athens line up for special meals to break their fast. As the sun sets behind the massive ferries that take trav…

SCIENCE

Air pollution now major contributor to stroke, global study finds

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theguardian.com – Air pollution has become a major contributor to stroke for the first time, with unclean air now blamed for nearly one third of the years of healthy life lost to the condition worldwide. In an unpre…

WORLD

Sudanese refugees in Chad must adapt or starve

irinnews.org – The Darfur conflict fell out of the headlines years ago, but more than 300,000 Sudanese are still living as refugees in neighbouring Chad, a country with its own problems of poverty, climate change…

LEISURE

For Refugees, Private Groups Fill in Shortfalls in the World’s Response

wsj.com – As Syria’s civil war worsens and Islamic State continues to hold on to large swaths of Iraq, Europe has been shaken by the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Nearly 5 million Syrians have fle…

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Child marriage on the rise among Syrian refugees

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jordantimes.com – AMMAN — Salma, a 13-year-old Syrian refugee, was playing with friends outside her tent when her step-mother asked her to come inside and told her to prepare to get married in two days. Salma, who f…

WORLD

To really improve the lives of Syrian refugees, Turkey and the world must cooperate better

brookings.edu – The Syrian crisis is now in its sixth year. Half of Syria’s population is now either an internally displaced person or a refugee. Frontline countries are now hosting close to five million refugees….

POLITICS

Resettling refugees in Australia would not resume the people-smuggling trade

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theconversation.com – In normal circumstances, deaths of asylum seekers, sexual assaults on adults and children, and widespread severe mental illness – including self-harm – attributable to the length and conditions of …

WORLD

Bilderberg 2016: US election and refugees top of agenda at secret invite-only conference (PHOTOS)

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blacklistednews.com – “It’s one of the most secretive and powerful organizations you’ve probably never heard of,” reported Al Jazeera.  The top-secret, four-day meeting launched on Thursday in the German city of Dresden…

LEISURE

The Small Animal That’s Making a Big Difference for Women in the Developing World — Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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medium.com – Chickens in America have it rough. They’re the symbol of cowards. They’re the butt of corny cross-the-road jokes. Every kind of mystery meat is supposed to taste exactly like them. But if you ask a…

POLITICS

Gov. Cuomo’s BDS Blacklist Is an Affront to Free Expression

aclu.org – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order this week requiring state agencies and authorities to divest from any company or institution that supports the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctio…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Welcome to the insult election, Twitter’s biggest show ever

theverge.com – Imagine this: Donald Trump, having just been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, strolls into the Oval Office. He takes a seat at the historic Resolute desk — built from the remain…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

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POLITICS

In Colombia, training ushers more women into politics

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unwomen.org – “I managed to overcome the fear of running for election. I stood as a candidate and I won,” explains Lucía del Socorro Basante, a 60-year-old lawyer and the only woman on the Municipal Council in P…

ENVIRONMENT

Ocho países de América Latina y el Caribe suscribieron el primer tratado mundial contra la pesca ilegal

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fao.org – 6 de junio de 2016, Santiago de Chile– Ocho países de América Latina y el Caribe se sumaron a un acuerdo internacional pionero en su género que pretende acabar con la pesca ilegal, el cual entró en…

ENVIRONMENT

WCS Gala 2016 Honors Sir David Attenborough and Walt Disney Company > WCS Newsroom

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newsroom.wcs.org – Max Pulsinelli, 571-218-7601; mpulsinelli@wcs.org  WCS: We Stand for Wildlife (1:37) David Attenborough Award Acceptance (3:14) WCS GALA 2016 CELEBRATES “WE STAND FOR WILDLIFESM” MISSION SIR DAVID …

ENVIRONMENT

UN News – Haiti: UN supports Government in potable water campaign reaching 30,000 residents

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un.org – 10 June 2016 – Some 30,000 residents of three localities in Haiti now have access to potable water, thanks to a sanitation campaign launched by the Government and supported by the United Nations fo…

SCIENCE

CSA 101: your new online guide to climate-smart agriculture

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ccafs.cgiar.org – The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and partners developed a website presenting the climate-smart agriculture (CSA) approach to food security and sus…

LEISURE

The Government of Nigeria and UNHCR organize a regional Protection Dialogue on the Lake Chad Basin – kora

kora.unhcr.org – A Protection Dialogue on the Lake Chad Basin – the first of its kind in the region – will be hosted in Abuja by the Government of Nigeria, with the technical support of UNHCR, from 6 to 8 June, 201…

SCIENCE

Go Circular :: Our Planet

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web.unep.org – The circular economy is a tangible set of solutions – and our best chance of reaching sustainable patterns of production and consumption. The implications are enormous, not just for the way we do b…

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Rebuilding post-earthquake Nepal with the strength of its volunteers

asia-pacific.undp.org – It’s been a year since Nepal was struck by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that wreaked havoc across 31 of its 75 districts. I remember watching the news in stunned silence in the Philippines; terrifyin…

Women show the way

np.undp.org – Eight young women entrepreneurs, armed with determination and confidence in their skills, prove to be role models for their village flattened by the April 2015 earthquake.  A crowd had gathered in …

Is there a leadership gap in humanitarian relief?

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devex.com – In two weeks representatives from relief organizations, United Nations agencies, donor governments, and civil society will assemble in Istanbul to advance a humanitarian reform agenda. The first-ev…

More than 20 latin superstars perfom in Miami for Ecuador Earthquake survivors

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latinamerica.undp.org – Miami, May 12, 2016 – For the first time ever, more than 20 Latin music artists gathered in Miami yesterday to perform in a star-studded benefit concert to support the earthquake-affected in Ecuado…

Psycho-social assessments help address needs of women and girls in Fiji

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unwomen.org – “Some of them just wanted to talk and share what they went through. How they survived the night, the nightmares, being trapped under the roof … they were just happy we came to them.” Saral Chand is…

The UNDP’s take on the humanitarian-development nexus and #WHS16

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devex.com – Questions about how best to shrink the gap between humanitarian relief and development are nothing new. Twenty years ago, when Izumi Nakamitsu, who is now the director of the United Nations Develop…

SCIENCE

13 Reasons to Have an Out of this World Friday (the 13th)

nasa.tumblr.com – The fantastical planets in Star Wars preceded our discovery of real planets outside our solar system…but fiction isn’t too far from the facts. When we send our spacecraft into the solar system and …

A Largeness of Contemplation: Bertrand Russell on Intuition, the Intellect, and the Nature of Time

brainpickings.org – Albert Einstein, in contemplating the human “passion for comprehension,” asserted that every true theoretical physicist is “is a kind of tamed metaphysicist” — a rather controversial statement amid…

Conservationists celebrate ‘joyous’ birth of endangered Sumatran rhino

abc.net.au – The rare birth of a Sumatran rhino in Indonesia has been hailed a victory for the critically endangered species, which has been almost wiped out in the wild by poaching and habitat destruction. The…

Getting the numbers right on human mobility | UN DESA | United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

un.org – Tracking the movements of refugees and migrants across the globe has been at the heart of Bela Hovy’s work for the past 20 years. As the Chief of the Migration Section in UN DESA’s Population Divis…

Helen Clark emerges as bookies’ favourite for top job at UN

nbr.co.nz – My philosophy is the opposite of Clark. My view is that intelligence and general body quality is largely inherited. Medical socioligists would dispute this but the point is that like most things in…

See Earth’s Temperature Spiral Toward 2°C

climatecentral.org – The steady rise of Earth’s temperature as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere and trap more and more heat is sending the planet spiraling closer to the point where warming’s catastrophic …

“Pathologization – Being lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans is not an illness” For International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – Tuesday 17 May 2016

ohchr.org – GENEVA (12 May 2016) – Speaking ahead of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on 17 May, a group of United Nations and international human rights experts* call for an …

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Time travel to Ancient Greece: Scientists recreate night sky to date 2,500 yr-old poem

rt.com – The experiment described in the Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage used software called Starry Night version 7.3 and Digistar 5. It served as a sort of time machine transporting physicist…

UNDP and GEF support Seychelles’ first-ever publication on controlling invasive species

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africa.undp.org – With around 70 percent of Seychelles’ gross domestic product (GDP) and more than 90 percent of exports dependent on natural ecosystem services, primarily fishing and tourism, the island country is …

3 books and 1 loving video that will change the way you see Alzheimers

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myalzheimersstory.com – My understanding of Alzheimer’s disease has been transformed since 2005, and I still learn new things every day. Through my reading, research and personal experience I have been introduced to bette…

10 Ways To Improve Your Facebook Page

marcguberti.com – The two components that decide how many likes and engagement your Facebook Page gets is the way it looks and the content you post on that Facebook Page. However, many people are not optimizing thes…

Your Dog Does Actually Love You

outsideonline.com – Is doggie love real? While it may seem obvious to you that your dog loves you, there’s been very little scientific data that dogs feel the equivalent of love for their owners. Some have argued that…

✿ Douglas HOFMANN ✿

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Climate Change Is Shrinking Earth’s Far-Flying Birds

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theatlantic.com – Van Gils admits that this part of the story is still a little speculative. What’s clearer is that the knots never compensate for their stunted growth. If they leave Russia small, they arrive in Mau…

DARPA calls for a hacker-proof encryption App, and it will pay it

securityaffairs.co – The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is calling security experts to create a hacker-proof “messaging and transaction platform.” The project for a hacker-proof encryption App was…

First case of Zika virus in Singapore; 48-year-old man who travelled to Sao Paulo

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straitstimes.com – SINGAPORE – The first imported case of the Zika virus infection has been reported in Singapore on Friday (May 13). The patient is a 48-year-old male Singapore permanent resident who had travelled t…

Improve Your Content Marketing Reach With Medium

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curatti.com – Social media provides a great outlet for businesses and brands to connect with their audience and spread the word on their content. Now Medium has come along as a helpful complement to your blog wh…

ICELAB: Leaked emails cast further doubt on future of CSIRO’s Antarctic ice research project – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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abc.net.au – The future of a key Antarctic climate change research project appears to have been thrown into further doubt, according to emails obtained by the ABC. On top of that, dozens of CSIRO scientists aro…

‘Dismay’: top NASA scientist appeals to CSIRO not to cut global climate efforts

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smh.com.au – Modern aerial mapping is made possible by removing atmospheric distortions caused by fine particles called ‘aerosols’, NASA scientist Brent Holben explains. A top scientist from US space agency NAS…

A Huge Unnamed Dwarf Planet, Almost the Size of Pluto, Has Been Hiding in Our Solar System

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gizmodo.com – In a universe full of planets, 2007 OR10 is something special. It’s big, just slightly smaller than the size of Pluto. And it’s close, within our very own solar system. So how did it still manage t…

Rare whale found on Australian beach believed to be evolutionary throwback

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theguardian.com – Scientists believe they have an uncovered an evolutionary throwback in a rare deep ocean whale that washed ashore on a South Australian beach. The beaked whale, found dead on Waitpinga beach in Feb…

‘Thrown on the scrapheap’: Global sea-level expert John Church made to walk the plank by CSIRO

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smh.com.au – Election 2016: Heckler interrupts Bill Shorten’s speech Australian security contractor dies at Baghdad embassy Federal election 2016: On the campaign trail Election 2016: Heckler interrupts Bill Sh…

The pressure to publish pushes down quality

nature.com – I am pleased to announce that as of the middle of April, my Elsevier publications had received 30,752 page views and 2,025 citations. I got these numbers in a promotional e-mail from Elsevier, and …

Fender’s new in-ear headphones aren’t just for stage musicians

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theverge.com – Earlier this year, Fender announced a new line of in-ear headphones, marking its first entry into the consumer electronics world. The company is best known for its classic guitars and amps, which w…

TECHNOLOGY

Manifesto

maximaxoo.tumblr.com – After 18 months of regular tweeting, I’ve come to a point where I feel it can be useful to make a kind of declaration of intention, or to put it shorter, a manifesto. Using the Tumblr platform to r…

Nefertiti Still Missing: King Tut’s Tomb Shows No Hidden Chambers

livescience.com – Radar scans conducted by a National Geographic team have found that there are no hidden chambers in Tutankhamun’s tomb, disproving a claim that the secret grave of Queen Nefertiti lurks behind the …

Apple’s $1 Billion Bet on Didi Chuxing, & 12 Big Questions About What’s Next for Cars

fastcompany.com – Apple’s announcement last night that it is investing $1 billion in Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-sharing company, is just the latest signal that the future of cars will be radically different …

#343 The GPS Voice, Cybersecurity, Board Games, Sales Tools, Twitter Tips – Barry Moltz

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barrymoltz.com – On episode 343 of Business Insanity Talk Radio, we first talk to the woman behind the voice giving you directions on your smart phone. Who is she and how did she get her voice into GPS systems? Nex…

Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News

gizmodo.com – Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, according to a former journalist who worked on …

#SocialSkim: Amazon Debuts YouTube Competitor, Plus 14 More Stories in This Week’s Roundup

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marketingprofs.com – Product launches and redesigns were the talk of the town this week. Amazon surprised us all and introduced a user-generated video service to take on YouTube, and Instagram launched a redesigned app…

Amazon Killer : le sauveur des librairies !

theeyec.wordpress.com – Et pour les librairies indépendantes, difficile de résister à la fougue destructive de ce géant du Web. Mais le géant a des ennemis… de petite taille peut-être mais des adversaires très ingénieux. …

9 Twitter Etiquette Tips for Business : Starting Out on Twitter

maximizesocialbusiness.com – As I continue to speak to corporations, professional associations, as well as social media workshop attendees on the strategic value of Twitter for both B2C as well as B2B companies, I am finding m…

Facebook news selection is in hands of editors not algorithms, documents show

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theguardian.com – Leaked documents show how Facebook, now the biggest news distributor on the planet, relies on old-fashioned news values on top of its algorithms to determine what the hottest stories will be for th…

Privacy Awareness Week disquiet over Census decision | The Mandarin

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themandarin.com.au – Australian jurisdictions are highlighting privacy and data control this month, but disquiet remains about ABS’ recent reversal of a longstanding policy. Victoria’s privacy chief tells The Mandarin …

The ‘impossible’ is now a reality

cnn.com – (CNN)Artists, put down your brushes. It’s time to step into the world of virtual reality. Google has unveiled Tilt Brush, its new app set to revolutionize the definition of painting and push the bo…

Is someone stealing your Wi-Fi? How to tell, and what you can do about it

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androidauthority.com – Is your Wi-Fi connection sometimes a little sluggish or unresponsive? Perhaps your monthly allowance seems to run out a little too quickly? If that’s the case, then it’s possible that someone might…

BUSINESS

German government plans to spend 93.6 billion euros on refugees by end 2020: Spiegel

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reuters.com – BERLIN Germany’s government expects to spend around 93.6 billion euros by the end of 2020 on costs related to the refugee crisis, a magazine said on Saturday, citing a draft from the federal financ…

Report: Trump tariffs would be ‘catastrophic’ for poor

politico.com – U.S exports to China, Japan and Mexico would fall by about 78 percent as a result of the damage done by Trump’s tariffs to companies in the three countries. | Getty Donald Trump’s plan to get tough…

Tax havens have no economic justification, say top economists

theguardian.com – More than 300 economists, including Thomas Piketty, are urging world leaders at a London summit this week to recognise that there is no economic benefit to tax havens, demanding that the veil of se…

Improving access to agricultural land for the internally displaced

blogs.worldbank.org – An estimated 38 million people worldwide are forcefully displaced within the boundaries of their own country. In the majority of cases, internally displaced persons (IDPs) live in protracted displa…

House GOP wins Obamacare lawsuit

politico.com – “This decision is a critical step in protecting Congress’s power of the purse from an Administration that has repeatedly ignored a fundamental principle of our Republic: the separation of powers,” …

Netherlands claimed more than £500,000 from refugees in four years

theguardian.com – Refugees in the Netherlands have paid more than €700,000 (£530,000) over the past four years towards the cost of living in centres for asylum seekers, figures show. Plans in Denmark, Switzerland an…

Closing the door of corruption opens a door to prosperity

medium.com – Corruption props up failed regimes, provides cash for criminals and terrorists, and robs ordinary people of their life chances.   It is unequivocally bad for us all. It’s bad for people. It’s bad f…

Seventh Queensland miner diagnosed with black lung disease

abc.net.au – A 55-year-old man has become the seventh Queensland coal worker since May last year to be diagnosed with black lung disease. The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union’s Steve Smyth said i…

Achieving women’s economic empowerment: what will it take?

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odi.org – Investing in women’s economic empowerment is crucial for gender equality and women’s rights, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth. Women make enormous contributions to economies, wheth…

UN DESA | DPAD | World Economic Situation and Prospects

un.org – Weak global growth continues to linger, posing a challenge to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. World gross product is projected to expand by just 2.4 per cent in 2…

Jobs, careers on the line as ‘Black Friday’ cuts hit arts sector

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abc.net.au – More than 60 Australian arts companies that previously received Federal Government support have had their latest funding applications rejected, leaving a lot of them facing uncertain futures. Sixty…

Turnbull has made a powerful enemy

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news.com.au – PM Malcolm Turnbull responds to Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s question about government plans to privatise Medicare and the PBS. GPs have launched a scathing attack on the Government’s changes t…

Real estate industry unleashes campaign against Labor’s negative gearing policy

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abc.net.au – The Federal Opposition insists it is not concerned about the real estate industry’s threat to unleash a campaign against Labor’s negative gearing policy. More than 20 real estate chains and industr…

Will the real “new economy” please stand up?

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reneweconomy.com.au – Five months ago, the Greens under Senator Richard Di Natale launched “Renew Australia – Powering The New Economy”, an ambitious plan to transition to a new economy built on clean renewable energy a…

Closing – Communicate to Win

website-designs.com – Out of all the skillsets that are necessary to be a success, communication may be the most important. Think about it. Communication is the only way for us to share concepts, ideas, feelings or plan…

How to Improve Project Management through Evaluation

website-designs.com – I was first introduced to project management over thirty years ago when I worked in the super construction industry, project management is one of those skills that can help you with many every day …

The zombie budget cuts to make the poor poorer

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smh.com.au – Independent modelling shows lower income families will be least well-off under current budget plans. Australia’s poorest families will be hardest hit when all the measures factored into last week’s…

How the Coalition has failed on three key economic promises | Stephen Koukoulas

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theguardian.com – Just under three years ago, Tony Abbott launched the Liberal’s 2013 election campaign. The Coalition duly swept to victory, creating a surge of optimism about the economy partly on the back of the …

Labor braves some dark AAA questions • Inside Story

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insidestory.org.au – The Turnbull government was courageous indeed to put a big company tax cut at the centre of its economic policy. And shadow treasurer Chris Bowen was equally courageous this week in pledging that L…

Roy Morgan Image of Professions Survey 2015 – Nurses still easily most highly regarded – followed by Doctors, Pharmacists & School Teachers

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roymorgan.com – A very large majority, 92% (up 1% to its highest since 2003) of Australians aged 14 and over rate Nurses as the most ethical and honest profession – the 21st year in a row since Nurses were first i…

Aurora, Colorado is giving $1.5 million of its weed tax dollars to the homeless

mic.com – Advocates for the legalization of weed have always touted the tax benefits as an incentive for states to follow Colorado’s lead. Last June, the state’s tax revenue from marijuana sales surpassed th…

Le système bancaire mondial Swift victime d’une cyber attaque sophistiquée

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lexpansion.lexpress.fr – “Une campagne plus élargie qui s’en prend aux banques”. C’est ainsi que la société éditrice du système pourtant ultra-sécurisé de messages interbancaires, Swift, a qualifié ce vendredi le nouveau p…

How Turnbull’s Siberian gold play ended up in the Panama Papers

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afr.com – As Mr Turnbull pointed out, for all the potential, there were no tax savings in the British Virgin Islands because Siberia became a money pit. The company wrote off $127 million on the failed ventu…

Scott Santens – A Guide to Basic Income: Frequently Asked Questions about UBI

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scottsantens.com – Over the years I’ve been asked many questions about the idea of a basic income guarantee. Some are asked far more than others, and so I’ve made a point of writing various articles and blog posts to…

Ending Tax Break for Ultrawealthy May Not Take Act of Congress

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French leaders backtrack on support for UNESCO resolution on Temple Mount – Jewish World News

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Gen. Lori Robinson becomes first woman to lead top-tier U.S. combat command

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Almost 200 refugees on Nauru arrested as police crack down on peaceful protests

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Poland Refuses To Accept Any Refugees “As They Pose A Threat To Security”, Will Not Comply With European “Blackmail”

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Mission accomplished for refugees? Think again

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Psycho-social assessments help address needs of women and girls in Fiji

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Crazy Tokyo: 5 of The Best Theme Restaurants In Tokyo!

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The Very First Color Photographs of the United States

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To Paint Is to Love Again: Henry Miller on Art, How Hobbies Enrich Us, and Why Good Friends Are Essential for Creative Work

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