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Youth empowerment

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2 mentions35 minutes ago
In response to the worldwide phenomenon of young men and women calling for meaningful civic, economic, social and political participation, UNDP’s Youth Strategy 2014-2017 recognizes the involvement of young men ...

54th Session of the Commission for Social Development

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The 54th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD54) will take place in New York from 3 to 12 February 2016 at United Nations Headquarters in New York under ...

The Phone Companies People Actually Love

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Robert Arnold, 68, worked for AT&T for 35 years, testing phone lines and cables for its TV service. While he worked there, he used his employer’s cell plan. After retiring,

Traders Going for Exit Target Greece, Sending Stocks to 1990 Low

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As the global market rout deepens, Greek assets are again the ones that are suffering the most. The nation’s stocks are back to being the biggest decliners of the year ...

Greek Bank Woes Intensify in 2016 as Shares Sink by Half: Chart

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Greek banks have plunged by more than 55 percent this year, as uncertainty over yet another stalled bailout review weighs on the country’s economic recovery prospects. That’s bad news for ...


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$200 Could help keep a refugee family warm for two months $600 Could provide a most vulnerable family with the essentials to get them through the entire winter season $1200 ...

European Stocks Fall With U.S. Futures as German Bonds Rise

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European stocks fell for a sixth day, credit markets weakened and German bonds advanced. Crude erased gains while currencies of commodity-producing countries and Gulf shares rose. Equities in Europe headed ...

Despite war at home, more Syrian refugees return from Iraq

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2 mentions3 hours ago
Text size| | | News Stories, 8 February 2016 © UNHCR/R. Hussein RasheedSyrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq load their luggage on to a boat on the Tigris ...

World's Largest Energy Trader Sees a Decade of Low Oil Prices

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Oil prices will stay low for as long as 10 years as Chinese economic growth slows and the U.S. shale industry acts as a cap on any rally, according to ...

Changing "hearts and minds" over LGBT rights through power of stamps

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3 mentions4 hours ago
Listen / The beauty and power of postage stamps are an ideal vehicle for changing "hearts and minds" over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. That's the very heart-felt view ...

Condemning DPR Korea's missile launch, Security Council to pursue 'significant measures' in response

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2 mentions3 hours ago
7 February 2016 – Following emergency consultations today, the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the missile launched by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and announced that it ...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Statements

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Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Distinguished Faculty Members, Distinguished Guests, Dear Students, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning Thank you for this recognition you have just ...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Statements

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It is deeply deplorable that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has conducted a launch using ballistic missile technology in violation of relevant Security Council resolutions on 6 February ...

Was Black Friday A DiSaaSter Or Simply Reversion To The Mean?

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Last Friday, LinkedIn, Salesforce and Workday lost $18B in market capitalization. To put that in perspective, these three SaaS companies lost more in market cap on Friday than 15 current ...

Do baby dolphins hear their parents?

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7 mentions7 hours ago
Yes, according to a recent study by Lancaster and colleagues.Many marine mammals are precocial in that the young are relatively mature and mobile from the moment of birth. Juvenile dolphins ...

The Big Picture: Aiding Syrian refugees, one iris scan at a time

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2 mentions22 hours ago
Over six million people are thought to have been displaced by the Syrian civil war, leading to a human crisis on a scale not seen in decades. While countries around ...

Portrait on Daily Tous Les Jours

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2 mentions15 hours ago
Our lives have become so self-involved that we rarely interact with fellow urbanites. Montreal-based design studio Daily Tous Les Jours aims to change all that – by revitalizing an anonymous ...

Shark nets at NSW beaches 'do nothing' to reduce attacks

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7 mentions6 hours ago
Updated February 08, 2016 06:44:15 Related Story: Shark attack victims recount their ordeals Related Story: WA-designed shark detection system trialled in NSW Related Story: Surfers 'shocked and horrified' by Ballina ...

The Shared Interests of White Supremacy

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2 mentions8 minutes ago
There have been number of useful entries in the weeks since Senator Bernie Sanders declared himself against reparations. Perhaps the most clarifying comes from Cedric Johnson in a piece entitled,

LA Mayor Sings a Sexy Lullaby to Comfort Angelenos About Closing the Freeway

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3 mentions22 hours ago
When LA closes a major freeway for construction, the city usually comes up with scary names for it to keep people off the roads. Carmageddon. Jamzilla. This weekend, the city ...

Israeli actor addresses sexual assault allegations on stage

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2 mentions53 minutes ago
Famed actor Moshe Ivgy publicly responded on Sunday evening to allegations of sexual assault insisting that he never "intentionally hurt anyone." At the conclusion of his play in Tel Aviv,

UNHCR concerned about conditions in Calais and Dunkerque

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4 mentions2 days ago
Text size| | | News Stories, 5 February 2016 © UNHCR/F.ScoppaA young boy lights a fire outside his tent in the Grande Synthe Jungle. GENEVA, Feb 5 (UNHCR) – The ...

Barbara Bush Shuffles Through the Snow for Her Boy

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Barbara Bush gingerly shuffled behind her red rolling walker, pushing her way through the slush of a suddenly snowy New Hampshire on Friday as she made her way into a ...

Cruz Aide: No Plans to Invest More Resources in New Hampshire

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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, the winner of the first Republican presidential nominating contest this year, is looking past the second one as the race in New Hampshire favors mainstream appeal ...

Republicans to Begin Final Debate Before New Hampshire Votes

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Seven Republican presidential candidates, including previous no-show Donald Trump, prepared to begin the final debate before New Hampshire voters go to the polls. With as many as one-third of the ...

UNDP stands ready to act on Zika virus

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3 mentions2 days ago
New York City - UNDP stands ready to join an international response, led by the World Health Organization, to an outbreak of microcephaly and other severe neurological abnormalities, which may ...

New Evidence That Protected Bike Lanes Get People Cycling More

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Cities making the most progress on protected bike lanes are seeing bicycling rates go up. But at the scale of a specific street with a new protected lane, it’s hard ...

Critics are human, too: “But I don’t think you’re doing the artist or the audience or the art form itself any favor if you pat things on the head”

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2 mentions15 hours ago
Topics: New York Times, a. o. scott, Media, Movies, Film, Books, Better Living Through Criticism, Entertainment News Anyone expecting critics to be rigid autocrats will be a bit thrown by ...

Palestinian journalist, threatened with death, seeks asylum in Belgium

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Submarines and Jets May Well Be the Future of Cruising

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“You either grow or die.” To Edie Rodriguez, president and chief executive officer of Crystal Cruises, those words weren’t just lip service for the journalists and VIPs gathered in the ...

Meet The Voting Board Of The 9th Annual Crunchies

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2 mentions17 hours ago
TechCrunch is excited to announce the 100-person Crunchies Board who collectively picked the winners of the 9th Annual Crunchies award. Early last month the law firm Perkins Coie delivered ballets ...

The Most Important Thing

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5 mentions3 days ago
If war and violence tore apart your country and you were forced to suddenly run for your life, what would you bring with you? American photographer Brian Sokol, working with ...

Israeli envoy Danon: Palestinians excusing terror citing UN Secretary General

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2 mentions11 hours ago
Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon demanded a retraction on Monday from UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon of his recent statements in which he said the terrorist attacks by Palestinians ...

Outdoor Photographer of the Year finalists announced, in pictures

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Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition From the stormy coastline of eastern Australia and the top peaks of the Welsh mountains to the depths of the Atlantic ocean and exquisite ...

5 Secrets of Food Truck Location

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2 mentions41 minutes ago
Back in 2012, the U.S. food truck industry for the first time blew past the $1 billion revenue mark (it in fact reached $1.5 billion that year), making it one ...

Governor Cuomo Announces Executive Actions Banning Coverage of Conversion Therapy

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WYSIWYGGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a series of comprehensive regulations to prevent the practice of so-called lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender “conversion therapy,” which has been deemed harmful to ...

Syria Emergency

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3 mentions3 days ago
Home > What We Do > Emergency Response > Syria Emergency 04 February 2016 Speaking at the London Syria Conference, the head of the UN Refugee Agency Filippo Grandi called ...

United Nations Development Programme

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4 mentions3 days ago
Latest Subject: 24 hours in... New Our current subject is “24 Hours In…” and the goal is to use your photos to create a story that expresses the theme of ...


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2 mentions8 hours ago
Belize is a small Central American country known for its incredible coral reefs, beautiful beaches, dense rainforests, and unique cultures like the Maya and Garifuna. This English-speaking country is home ...

Killed in a protected park - Nation

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3 mentions20 hours ago
KOTA KINABALU: A picture of a reef shark killed by fishing nets within the protected Tunku Abdul Rahman Park has sparked calls for immediate action to restrict fishing within the ...

Observing Jodenbreestraat, a lively shopping street in Amsterdam

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My recent trip to the Netherlands was funded in part by Bikes Belong’s Green Lane Project. You can read more stories from the trip here. Jodenbreestraat in Amsterdam is a ...

When I grow up, I want to be...

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4 mentions2 days ago
Despite their current predicament, children who have fled the conflict in Syria and are now living in neighbouring countries dream of what the future holds for them, and the International ...

Robin And Saul Klein’s Localglobe Backs Online Mortgage Advisor Trussle

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2 mentions1 day ago
Localglobe, the new VC fund from father and son duo Robin and Saul Klein, has led a £1.1 million investment in online mortgage advisor Trussle. Others joining the round include ...

Thousands protest against 'lily-livered' asylum seeker policy

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2 mentions6 hours ago
Updated February 08, 2016 20:17:11 Related Story: ABC acknowledges error in reporting of Nauru child sexual assault story Related Story: Returning children to offshore detention 'not the Australian way' Related ...

#NotBuyinglt / #MediaWeLike

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3 mentions19 hours ago
Our #NotBuyingIt and #MediaWeLike campaign inspires people to join together in celebrating good representations and calling out the bad, everywhere from advertising to merchandising. At the Super Bowl, our #NotBuyingIt ...

Latest Zika situation report

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2 mentions3 days ago
Read the full situation report 5 February 2016 Summary An Emergency Committee was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) on 1 February 2016. Following the advice ...

Gillmor Gang: Passion Plate

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2 mentions1 day ago
The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, February 5, 2016. The Gang’s ears are burning as expletives fly around ...

The real estate technique fuelling Vancouver's housing market

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2 mentions2 days ago
They had a deal. The Rappaports’ home, on Vancouver’s West Side, would net the couple $5.2-million last year. Jo and her husband had bought the stately Craftsman home in 1987 ...

How Did I Get Here? Derek Lam

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How Did I Get Here? Designer Education St. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco, class of 1984 Boston College, 1984–85 Parsons School of Design, New York, class of 1990 Work Experience ...

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