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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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nytimes.com – “This is something President Obama can do and should do,” Mr. Wilensky said in an interview. “This is not an impossible thing to get done.” Now a lawyer in Minneapolis, Mr. Wilensky recently wrote …

IBM – Amplify

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ibm.com – Whether you plan to attend Amplify 2016 or can’t make it in person, IBMGO for Amplify features live and on-demand broadcasts of opening general session & keynotes, interviews with influencers and e…

Increase Your Return on Failure

hbr.org – Though leaders know that they must tolerate and even embrace failure in the pursuit of innovation and growth, most will still do anything they can to avoid it. Increase acceptance of

WORLD

Armed clashes drive growing displacement in western Colombia

unhcr.org – GENEVA, May 13 (UNHCR) – Armed clashes between illegal groups fighting for territory in western Colombia are driving a growing number of mostly Afro-Caribbean and indigenous peoples from their home…

UNHCR appeals to Kenya over decision to end refugee hosting

unhcr.org – GENEVA, May 9 (UNHCR) – The UN Refugee Agency is calling on the Government of Kenya to reconsider its recent announcement that it intends to end the hosting of refugees. The Ministry of Interior ma…

Switzerland votes on expelling foreigners for minor crimes

theguardian.com – Switzerland votes in a referendum Sunday on whether foreigner citizens who commit two minor offences, like traffic violations, in the space of 10 years should be automatically deported. Related: Sw…

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…

UN rights experts urge Cambodia to stop attacks against civil society and human rights defenders

ohchr.org – GENEVA (12 May 2016) – United Nations human rights experts* today called on the Government of Cambodia to stop targeting civil society, human rights defenders, parliamentarians and UN personnel, an…

Queen Rania: The Syrian refugees I met are experiencing something worse than death

washingtonpost.com – Rania Al Abdullah is queen of Jordan. In his novel “Blindness,” José Saramago asks us to imagine a world where one by one, people lose their sight. The epidemic triggers apocalyptic scenes of panic…

Cheney, Unlike GOP Leaders, Tells Ugly Truth On Iran

investors.com – Iran Deal: The U.S. is about “to guarantee that the means of its own destruction will be in the hands of another nation,” warns Dick Cheney. As it trusts Iran, this administration can’t be trusted….

Donald Trump kisses Vladimir Putin on wall of Lithuanian restaurant

politico.eu – The source for European policy news from farm to market and everything in between. Complimentary trial through mid-June. Our one-stop source for daily trade news. Complimentary trial through mid-Ju…

African rhinos to be flown to Australia to escape poachers

france24.com – A retired South African sales executive who emigrated to Australia 30 years ago is hatching a daring plan to airlift 80 rhinos to his adopted country in a bid to save the species from poachers. Fly…

Landmark ruling in Guatemala a victory against sexual violence in armed conflict

unwomen.org – In a historic verdict, the sentences and reparations decision in the Sepur Zarco trial in Guatemala is being hailed by human rights experts as a major victory in accountability for conflict-related…

Workshop teaches Tuareg artisans new skills in exile

unhcr.org – OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, May 4 (UNHCR) – Taking a sheaf of palm fronds in her hand, Tuareg artisan Bintou starts to weave a decorative mat to be fixed on a newly designed desk lamp that may one d…

Rich Refugees Saving Sad Switzerland

medium.com – Our long and bloody national tragedy grinds on, day after day, and yet, Switzerland’s suffering has been mostly hidden from the international headlines. When you watch the news on TV or skim throug…

These Twitter Accounts Nail The Absurdity Of Denmark And Switzerland’s Refugee Policies

huffingtonpost.com – A person who claimed to be one of the creators of @SaveDenmark and @SaveSwitzerland told The WorldPost that the Twitter accounts date to Jan. 15, one day after the Swiss seizure policy was first re…

Unicef denuncia la elevada cifra de menores palestinos abatidos por fuerzas israelíes

es-us.noticias.yahoo.com – Veinticinco niños y adolescentes palestinos murieron en los últimos tres meses del año 2015, en medio de la ola de ataques con cuchillo contra civiles y militares israelíes, indicó un informe de la…

Russia Warns Of ‘Ending’ NATO Missile ‘Threat’

news.sky.com – Vladimir Putin has said Russia is considering “putting an end” to the “emerging threat” to its security from NATO’s missile defence shield. The Russian president dismissed US claims that the shield…

Panama’s ex-dictator Noriega has brain tumor: doctor

france24.com – Manuel Noriega, Panama’s imprisoned former dictator ousted in a 1989 US invasion of his country, has a brain tumor needing surgery, his doctor, family and lawyer said on Thursday. The tumor, in the…

Poland’s president on NATO, his critics and the burden of history – Macleans.ca

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macleans.ca – Andrzej Duda, it turns out, gives as good as he gets. Poland’s president was in Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Ottawa this week to meet with business leaders, members of Canada’s substantial Poli…

Syria: armed opposition group committing war crimes in Aleppo – new evidence

amnesty.org.uk – Syria: armed opposition group committing war crimes in Aleppo – new evidence A satellite image showing severe structural damage from attacks in Sheikh Maqsoud on 25 April © Digital Globe, Inc. The …

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…

Top Hezbollah Commander Badreddine Killed in Syria

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voanews.com – The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah buried a top military commander Friday after he was killed in an attack in Syria, where the group has deployed thousands of fighters. Hezbollah fighters carrie…

Frontline Club

frontlineclub.com – As one of the world’s deadliest yet least reported conflicts escalates into its second year – and following recent announcements that US military troops are allegedly assisting Yemeni forces on the…

On the Ground in Yemen: Six Questions with Safa Al Ahmad

pbs.org – Over the past several months, the political crisis in Yemen has escalated dramatically: A capital city occupied by the Houthis, a rebel movement whose slogan includes the words, “Death to America. …

Iran: Teenager tortured into ‘confessing’ days away from execution

amnesty.org – The Iranian authorities must urgently halt the scheduled execution this Sunday of a teenager who was just 15 years old at the time of his arrest, said Amnesty International. Alireza Tajiki, now 19 …

Diala Brisly: Paintings of hope for Syria’s children – BBC News

markgeoffreykirshner.com – Artist Diala Brisly fled Syria in 2013. She now lives in Beirut but she’s well known inside Syria for her work on a children’s magazine that, amazingly, is still printed and distributed inside the …

Danish imam urges govt to accept child marriages among refugees

rt.com – Imam Oussama El-Saadi, of the Aarhus mosque in Denmark, said that child brides should be looked at from a “different perspective.” “It is an extraordinary humanitarian situation, and I think you ha…

Giving Global Citizens Confidence in the UN

huffingtonpost.com – As one who has seen the work of the United Nations from near and far over many years, I strongly believe the world is a better place because of its work. Over the past 70 years, it has helped end c…

Greece / Migrant crisis: UN expert launches follow-up visit to assess impact on human rights

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ohchr.org – GENEVA (9 May 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, will visit Greece from 12 to 16 May 2016 to gather information on the complex manageme…

The Missing Men in Violence Against Women

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worldbank.org – The time has come to shift our thinking and approach.  We need to turn our attention to the behavior and motivations of the men and ask a different set of questions. What is going on with the men w…

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…

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

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haaretz.com – French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday lamented his country’s vote in favor of a controversial UNESCO resolution on the Temple Mount, saying its wording was “unfortunate and clumsy” and shou…

ISIS’s Unprecedented Campaign Promoting Sinai

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huffingtonpost.com – In an unprecedented move, the Islamic State launched an extensive coordinated campaign in which 14 of its “provinces” (regional divisions) released propaganda videos promoting Egyptian affiliate Wi…

Let The Fire Burn, And Ferguson

samirchopra.com – Jason Osder‘s searing Let the Fire Burn–a documentary about the tragic standoff between the radical black liberation group MOVE and the Philadelphia city administration in 1985–is ostensibly a docu…

Here’s How a Trump Presidency Could Actually Happen

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airforcetimes.com – PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson on Friday became the first woman to lead a top-tier U.S. warfighting command when she took over as leader of the North American Aero…

Wikileaks revela supuestas reuniones de Temer con funcionarios de EU en Brasil

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Iran Sends Afghan Refugees Off to Jihad in Syria | Clarion Project

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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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Up in smoke: 45 arson attacks carried out on refugee centers in Germany in 2016

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rt.com – Holger Munch, president of the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), revealed the alarming statistics.  “This year there have already been 45 arson cases at refugee centers,” Munch said in a…

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Mission accomplished for refugees? Think again

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Burundi Refugees Tell of New Horrors

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

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Food in Your City: Exploring Tokyo’s Culinary Scene

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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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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…

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Here’s a list of 245 movies directed by women, on Netflix right now

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qz.com – If you’re looking for a way to help combat gender discrimination in Hollywood, try watching movies directed by women. A network of female filmmakers called Film Fatales has compiled a list of all o…

Summer Reading Recommendations: a Dive Into Young Adult Fiction

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edutopia.org – If you’re looking for some good summer reads, consider diving into the world of young adult fiction. For those of you who teach grades six to nine, these novels will equip you with reading recommen…

Fempads Bring Freedom to Women and Girls in Rural DR Congo

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Q&A: Ex-Mayor Michael Nutter recalls the night Amtrak 188 derailed in Philly

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billypenn.com – In many ways Michael Nutter became the face of the Amtrak 188 crash. The train derailed a year ago tonight at Frankford Junction, late in his second term as mayor. Hours after the crash, Nutter rac…

The forgotten philosophers

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sinembargo.mx – Cannes (Francia), 14 de mayo (EFE).- Aprovechando que Woody Allen inauguraba el Festival de Cannes con su nueva película, su hijo Ronan Farrow cargó de nuevo contra él por los supuestos abusos come…

Sapulpa senior denied request to wear traditional Native American moccasins to graduation

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From Yirrkala to catwalks: Meet NT’s entrant for Miss World

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Cannes Review: ‘American Honey’ Proves Andrea Arnold is One of the Best Working Filmmakers and Finds a Breakout Star in Sasha Lane

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indiewire.com – With only four movies in 10 years, director Andrea Arnold has developed a rich filmography that other filmmakers spend decades trying to accumulate. The former actor has made her name with a delica…

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James Corden Needed Carpool Karaoke as His Late-Night Staple

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New President of Brazil, Michel Temer, Signals More Conservative Shift

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IS Wants World To See Palmyra Destruction

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myhelpinghandspress.blogspot.com – Don’t get in a RUT,change things up a bit-James J. Griffin Writers and readers both need to take the time to stretch their imaginations and change their habits, or they risk getting in a rut. I’ve …

WORLD

Longtime Baha’i leader Lincoln to give new perspective on Middle East

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markgeoffreykirshner.com – Longtime Baha’i leader Lincoln to give new perspective on Middle East. After 20 years in Haifa, Israel, Albert Lincoln sees the West as disconnected from the rest of the world — and thinks that it’…

POLITICS

Facebook bars posting of reports showing immigrants taking jobs from Americans

washingtonexaminer.com – Facebook temporarily banned users from posting reports by an immigration watchdog analyzing federal statistics that show immigrants in general, and illegal immigrants specifically, are taking a big…

WORLD

Orwell’s 1984 comes to life in Erdogan’s 2015 Turkey – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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al-monitor.com – In his cult novel “1984,” George Orwell described a dystopian world of people under constant government surveillance. In a letter to an American trade unionist, Orwell wrote he believed a society s…

SPORTS

In Iran, a Women’s Soccer Revolution

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wsj.com – Women, and women’s sports, still face stiff winds of resistance in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Hard-liners supported by the highest echelons of government oppose women even watching the country’s…

LEISURE

Domestic Abuse and LGBTI Rights: India’s Current Struggles in Saurav Dutt’s The Butterfly Room 

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sauravdutt.com – Since the release of India’s Daughters (2015) and its imminent ban in India, Bengali author Saurav Dutt’s The Butterfly Room (2015) also makes an intervention in women’s rights and LGBTI rights in …

WORLD

Razia Sultana: Winning the education battle – The Times of India

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timesofindia.indiatimes.com – Nanglakhumba, Meerut: She is named after the only woman ruler of the Sultanate and Mughal era. Seventeen-year-old Razia Sultana is a picture of girlish grace, dressed in a black salwar kameez, with…

BUSINESS

Sustainable Fashion Starts by Eliminating Child Labor

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takepart.com – How can we call sustainable-fashion supply chains “sustainable” when there is so much slave labor involving children at the heart of it all? From artisanal gold mining to unregulated fashion manufa…

WORLD

My speech for my father, to all the victems of War and a wake-up call for the World.

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imaginepeacenow.nl – Thank you for giving me this opportunity for being on stage and telling my story. My name is Rob Schouten and the reason that I am here is because I am on a mission on behalf of my father and mysel…

WORLD

Soldiers Kidnap Nine Palestinians In The West Bank – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – Media sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, have reported that the soldiers invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the city, and kidnapped four Palestinians, including tw…

WORLD

UNRWA Workers Strike as School Year Officially Begins in Gaza – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – The strike comes amid a financial crisis in the agency that earlier threatened to delay the start of the school year. “We didn’t want to suspend classes, but the administration of UNRWA pushed us t…

WORLD

Gay Pride Stabbing Suspect Charged with Murder – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – Israeli ultra-orthodox Yishai Shlissel (C), suspected of stabbing six Gay Pride marchers the previous day, has been charged with murder. (AFP/Gali Tibbon, File) Yishai Shlissel, who was released fr…

WORLD

Israeli Media: Several Extremist Israeli Settlers Arrested – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – Haaretz said, according to the PNN, that the orders range in severity from prohibitions against contacting specified individuals to being forced to leave the West Bank. They were issued upon the re…

WORLD

Allan’s Condition Stable, Health Improving – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – Jawad Awwad’s statement was released following a meeting with neurologist Adel Misk, who had recently visited and evaluated Allan at the Barzilai Medical Center in Israel where Allan is being treat…

WORLD

Saudi Arabia executed 175 people in past year, says Amnesty International

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theguardian.com – Saudi Arabia has executed at least 175 people over the last 12 months, on average one person every two days, according to a report released on Tuesday by Amnesty International. Related: Executions …

POLITICS

Migrant crisis: “Let’s not pretend Europe’s response is working” – UN rights expert warns

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ohchr.org – GENEVA (25 August 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, today called on the European Union to establish a human rights-based, coherent and…

POLITICS

Wild Cards Remain as Democrats Add Supporters on Iran Deal

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nytimes.com – WASHINGTON — With Senator Harry Reid’s undiluted endorsement Sunday of the Iran nuclear accord, followed by Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan on Monday, supporters of the deal are closing in on t…

WORLD

Washington Week on Human Rights: August 24, 2015

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humanrightsfirst.org – Family Detention Federal Judge Dolly Gee ruled late on Friday that the Obama Administration must release children from family detention centers “without unnecessary delay” and that they should be r…

WORLD

British female diplomat sparks outrage opening Iran embassy without head covering

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independent.co.uk – Senior Foreign Office official Deborah Bronnert represented the British government at the reopening of the Iranian embassy in London. A photo of the event was shared by My Stealthy Freedom, a Faceb…

WORLD

Girls Who Flee From Home Are Not Criminals

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roozonline.com – When the term “fled from home” is attached to a girl’s name, the mind of an Iranian invariably perceives prostitution and all kinds of sexual immorality and misbehavior on her behalf. State judicia…

WORLD

The Costs of a Maniac Foreign Policy

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roozonline.com – The reopening of Iran’s embassy in London and the British embassy in Tehran, after about four years of closure, raises the fundamental question of who in Iran is responsible for the political damag…

WORLD

‘I believe in Iran’s desire for better ties with the West,’ says Philip Hammond after Tehran trip – Telegraph

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telegraph.co.uk – Mr Rouhani had given a “very strong signal of a desire for dialogue, of better understanding of each other’s positions,” said Mr Hammond. Iran’s longstanding hostility towards Britain had softened,…

WORLD

Imprisoned Cartoonist Grateful for International Courage Award

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iranhumanrights.org – Jailed artist Atena Farghadani has expressed gratitude upon hearing she was awarded the 2015 Courage in Cartooning Award by the Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI), her father said afte…

WORLD

4 Civil Activists in Tehran Sentenced to Imprisonments

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hra-news.org – HRANA News Agency – Arash Sadeghi, Golrokh Ebrahimi, Naveed Kamran and Behnam Mosivand have been sentenced by the Revolutionary Court Branch 15 to imprisonments. According to the report of Human Ri…

WORLD

Former Tehran Prosecutor Acquitted of Charges in Kahrizak Murders despite Overwhelming Evidence

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iranhumanrights.org – Mortazavi Verdict Shows Officials Still Enjoy Impunity even in Cases of Torture and Death of Prisoners. The former Tehran Prosecutor, Saeed Mortazavi, was acquitted on August 19, 2015, on charges c…

WORLD

Israel Planning Ground Operations In Syria? | Conservative Opinion

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right.is – Israel partnered with Obama’s war on Syria since conflict began in March 2011. It supports ISIS and other takfiri terrorists – providing arms, treating wounded fighters in Israeli hospitals. It con…

SCIENCE

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children’s genes

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theguardian.com – Genetic changes stemming from the trauma suffered by Holocaust survivors are capable of being passed on to their children, the clearest sign yet that one person’s life experience can affect subsequ…

POLITICS

La Belgique va remettre une médaille aux héros du Thalys

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lesoir.be – Le Premier ministre Charles Michel est arrivé lundi matin à l’Elysée. Il a rencontré vers 09h00, en compagnie du président français François Hollande et d’un représentant du Premier ministre néerla…

WORLD

Hard-liners rage against Rafsanjani as elections near – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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al-monitor.com – TEHRAN, Iran — Since his Aug. 3 announcement that he intends to run in the upcoming Assembly of Experts elections, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani is once again dominating headlines in Iran. Predictab…IMG_1791

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