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From conflict resolution to prevention: connecting Peace Huts to the police in Liberia

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“This hut is working for me, Oh, this hut is working for me, Oh, sang a group of 60 women and girls clapping to rhythm in one of the 14 ...

Well Done Vancouver! Well Done Planners!

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Much of my life's work is based on the optimistic assumptions that people are basically intelligent and so will respond favorably to good planning and rational economic incentives such as ...

Holy Shit! Almonds Require a Ton of Bees

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Growing 80 percent of the globe's almonds in California doesn't just require massive amounts of water. It also takes a whole bunch of honeybees for pollination—roughly two hives' worth for ...

John Nash, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Subject and Nobel Winner, Dies at 86

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John F. Nash Jr., a mathematician who shared a Nobel Prize in 1994 for work that greatly extended the reach and power of modern economic theory and whose decades-long descent ...

SDS Leader Tom Hayden on Vietnam: We Must Challenge the Pentagon on the Battlefield of Memory

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Tom Hayden, longtime activist and former California state senator. He was one of the founders of Students for a Democratic Society. As the nation celebrates Memorial Day, we look back ...

UNHCR email

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Today the UN Refugee Agency and 17 partners launched the Regional Refugee Response Plan to protect and assist up to 200,000 Burundian refugees in the neighbouring countries. Since early April,

Equator Initiative

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Our global search for local sustainable development solutions begins now. Eligibility spans 145 countries. Nomination forms available in 16 languages. Nominate today! Review our eligibility criteria to determine if your ...

Famed 'A Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash, wife killed in taxi crash, police say

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MONROE — John Forbes Nash Jr., the Princeton University mathematician whose life story was the subject of the film "A Beautiful Mind," and his wife of nearly 60 years died ...

Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly

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The Sixty-eighth session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) takes place in Geneva 18–26 May 2015. The Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by ...

WSIS Forum 2015

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The World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2015 represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The WSIS Forum, co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and ...

Apple Names Jony Ive ‘Chief Design Officer’

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Apple’s Jony Ive, the design genius often credited for Apple’s innovative and unique industrial design language over the past couple of decades, has taken on a new role at the ...

Get rid of your car, you don’t need it, says Jeremy Clarkson

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In today’s Sunday Times Jeremy Clarkson spends the majority of a Porsche review banging on about Millennials falling out of love with motor-cars. Soon almost no one will want to ...

UN Careers

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Bookmark this page and make sure you check it regularly to stay informed about general updates, possible changes and new developments related to the examination. YPP 2015 Sample Examination for ...

Bitcoin Might Be The Next Big Thing In The Remittance Market

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Editor’s note: Florian Graillot is a VC investor at AXA Strategic Ventures. Bitcoin’s most disrupting feature is its decentralized architecture. Indeed, bitcoin relies on a P2P network of computers to ...

How spiders create the sounds of love

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Scientists have revealed the musical, flirtatious side of a common spider. Alexander Sweger and Prof George Uetz from the University of Cincinnati recorded the percussive courtship display of the so-called ...

Egyptians launch boycott of Orange-owned Mobinil over complicity in Israeli crimes

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BDS Egypt is urging customers to dump mobile phone provider Mobinil, which is owned by Israeli-occupation profiteer Orange. Egyptian campaigners are calling on fellow citizens to dump the mobile phone ...

Israel orders wife of Palestinian jailed for Facebook comments expelled from Jerusalem

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A Palestinian woman stands stand near an Israeli checkpoint during a “Jerusalem Day March” held by Israeli nationalists to celebrate 48 years since the occupation of East Jerusalem, 17 March.

Blue Planet Society: Deep-sea sharks in danger

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The dark, cold, crushing depths of one of the world’s largest ecosystems is home to about half of all known shark species. However, living at depths between 200-3000m, these deep-sea ...

The IMF Just Destroyed The Main Argument Against Clean Energy

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Published on May 25th, 2015 |by Guest Contributor A new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) finds that energy (fossil fuel) subsidies are “big and rising”. At the presentation ...

Can Visualizing Your Body Doing Something Help You Learn to Do It Better?

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Srini Pillay, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of Life Unlocked: 7 Revolutionary Lessons to Overcome Fear, responds: Visualization and action are intimately connected,

So you’re related to Charlemagne? You and every other living European…

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The advent of cheap genetic sequencing has given birth to a burgeoning ancestry industry. But before you pay to spit in a tube, let me give you a few facts ...

Rule of Law Global Programme Annual Report 2014

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The rule of law lies at the centre of the relationship between society and the state. Measures to establish or strengthen the rule of law are the basis for creating ...

Locantore: It's not about congestion; it's about freedom

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Just about anywhere that public dialogue is happening in Denver right now — at neighborhood meetings, on social media, or in the conventional media — the topic of traffic congestion ...

'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed

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US mathematician John Nash, whose life story was turned into the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, has died in a car crash, local media has reported. Nash, 86, and his ...

UN Pulse

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How did UNHQ librarians answer 20,000 questions in one month? Ask DAG! The Dag Hammarskjöld Library at UN Headquarters has been helping people find answers to their questions about the ...

Public Transportation Is Failing America's Poor

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The nation’s crumbling infrastructure makes it hard for those living in poverty to access jobs, quality groceries, and good schools. Transportation is about more than just moving people from point ...

Video Shows Dolphins Swimming In Oil Spill Area Near Santa Barbara

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GOLETA (CBS SF) — Video shows dolphins seemingly swimming in circles to avoid the oil slick surrounding them after a pipeline in the Santa Barbara area spilled thousands of gallons ...

Obama's Plan to Save the Monarch Butterflies' Epic Migration

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Earlier this week, amid negotiating major trade deals and joining Twitter, Obama put forth a major infrastructure project: a highway for monarch butterflies. That's right, monarch butterflies. The pollinators are ...

The Shift In Assets

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Editor’s note: Fabrice Grinda is an Internet entrepreneur, angel investor, and co-founder of OLX. Asset prices are more sensitive to very low interest rates than most suspect. Global interest rates ...

Local fishing crew catches 500-pound marlin, wins big money in Billfish Classic

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In the first fishing tournament on the new boat, the crew on the “Rise Up” brought in a big marlin for the big money last weekend in the Orange Beach ...

An Aging Instagram Tries To Win Us Back With Email “Highlights”

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Four and a half years is a lot of pretty pictures. Instagram isn’t as young as it used to be, and it doesn’t want long-time users to slip away from ...

Jerusalem rabbi conducts surprise checks at restaurants to uphold kosher inspection standards

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Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Rabbi Aryeh Stern has began a campaign of surprise inspections of kosher restaurants in Jerusalem as part of efforts to improve the reliability and quality of ...

The Republican campaign to destroy the poor stoops to a new low

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Last week my colleague Simon Maloy caught us up with the latest on Kanses Gov. Sam Brownback’s famous Arthur Laffer “petri dish” experiment, in which he slashed taxes and government ...

Austerity Is the Only Deal-Breaker by Yanis Varoufakis

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ATHENS – A common fallacy pervades coverage in the world’s media of the negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors. The fallacy, exemplified in a recent commentary by Philip ...

Lessons In Growing Revenue From Twitter’s Latest Acquisition, TellApartÂ

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Editor’s Note: Josh McFarland is the co-founder and former chief executive officer of TellApart. Stacey Ngo is a communications manager at Greylock Partners and is managing their greymatter series of ...

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival Winners, Live As They Come

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By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire Sun May 24 11:54:56 EDT 2015 This article is related to: Cannes 2015, Cannes Film Festival, Awards By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire

Oakland protesters plan a second march Sunday night

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Cat Brooks leads a group of protesters down the street during a rally and march called for by the Black Youth Project to protest the "stealing of black women's lives ...

Proposed Law Would Require Mothers To Look At Pictures Of Congressmen She Disappointing Before Having Abortion

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WASHINGTON—Arguing that the measure would help women fully understand the consequences of their decision, members of the House of Representatives introduced a new bill this week that would require anyone ...

What If Facebook Actually Paid People For Content?

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I know this sounds crazy, but what if authors and artists didn’t just pump their work into Facebook for free? Yeah, it built the pipes, but that doesn’t mean the ...

Ireland Is Latest Country to Approve Gay Marriage

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I don't have anything profound to say about this, but it's just a nice piece of good news. And I could use some good news these day: Irish voters have ...

'Star Wars' to Screen in China for First Time Ever

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn’t open until the end of this year, but moviegoers in China will travel to a galaxy far, far away next month. The country will ...

Documenting domestic violence in Armenia

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In Armenia, domestic violence is a taboo subject, and incidents often go unreported and undocumented.That’s why Society Without Violence launched their Rapid Response Unit and database, aimed at supporting victims ...

Lopon Damchoe Wangmo teachings, May 30-31

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Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo and KPC are pleased to announce that Lopon Damchoe Wangmo will be teaching at KPC on the weekend of May 30th.She will teach on Saturday and Sunday.

MAKERS Emojis: "Femojis"

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Apple recently updated its iPhone emoji alphabet to include a wider variety of skin tones in an effort to promote diversity. And while this initiative is certainly commendable, their collection ...

Who Will Be Hurt Most When The Tech Bubble Burst? Not VCs

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Editor’s note: Manish Goyal is the senior manager and Bharat Ramnani is head of business of valuation and advisory services at Aranca. Do we have a ticking time bomb on ...

Haiti: Exporting coffee while protecting biodiversity

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By revamping coffee cultivation, producers are reforesting land and improving their living conditions. Francisque Dubois, also known as "Papa café” among the people of Dondon, in northern Haiti, is one ...

Oceans Valued at $24 Trillion: Here’s the Breakdown

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When compared to the world’s top 10 economies, Earth’s oceans rank as the seventh largest, given that a new report estimates the value of their key assets at $24 trillion.

“You get a cookie for being offended”: Mat Johnson on the fine art of racial satire

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Mat Johnson is a little apprehensive about his new novel, “Loving Day,” a satire of race relations and identity politics set in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood. While writing it, he thought,

The Demilitarization Ruse

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President Obama touts Camden as a model of police demilitarization. But the city has taken counterinsurgency surveillance to a new level. The Camden County Police's intelligence center, where officers monitor ...

Toronto chief planner at odds with mayor over eastern Gardiner removal

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Toronto chief planner Jen Keesmaat is calling for the removal of the eastern Gardiner, putting her at odds with the mayor on one of the most important issues facing the ...

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