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lunes, 27 de agosto de 2012

Changing trend: Seniors are latest focus of sex education

Changing trend: Seniors are latest focus of sex education:
In south Florida, there was a 60 percent increase in those diseases. The number of reported cases of STDs among seniors in Ohio and Lucas County doesn't appear to be as alarming. Authorities have some explanations for the increase, and one of the most ...


Toledo Blade

Republicans Descend on Tampa, Florida

Republicans Descend on Tampa, Florida: ... who teaches politics at American University in Washington D.C. "But now I think they also have a lot of making up to do because they need to demonstrate to the Florida voters that a Romney/Ryan administration would not ultimately throw seniors off ...

Pavilion to honor two couples at Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Pavilion to honor two couples at Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon: While the tiny Pavilion administration office is on Montgomery Road in Altamonte Springs with just two full-time employees, its work with seniors in assisted living homes takes place in more than 50 locations around Central Florida. The Guide for ...

Florida: The nation's political ground zero

Florida: The nation's political ground zero: Demographically, Florida matches the country in terms of white, African-American and Hispanic people. It mirrors the country in its proportion of rural, suburban and urban residents. It has a greater proportion of seniors, but in that sense, the state ...




Chile Property Development Tops $11 Billion in 2012


Chile Property Development Tops $11 Billion in 2012

According to a report by the newspaper Estrategia, there are currently over $11 billion of real estate projects under development in Chile, the majority of which are in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. Approximately 72% of these projects are currently ...

Gay rights, immigration, abortion deepen GOP divide

Gay rights, immigration, abortion deepen GOP divide:
For Republicans, this week's national convention is a chance to put aside differences and give presidential nominee Mitt Romney a celebratory boost into the fall campaign. But behind the harmonious images that Romney aides have worked hard to produce, ...


Newsday

We Americans sure love our prisons

We Americans sure love our prisons: The United States of America is the greatest country in the world. We have no need to look to other, lesser nations for ideas or inspiration. Thus we can freely ignore what the rest of the world embraces — the metric system, universal health care, gun ...

Cuban dissident Ferrer released by authorities

Cuban dissident Ferrer released by authorities: As a member of the Group of 75 - members of the opposition sentenced during the Cuban government's 2003 "Black Spring" crackdown - Ferrer was allowed out on parole in March 2011 and was among the 12 dissidents of that group who refused to go to ...

Obama Halts American Trips to Cuba

Obama Halts American Trips to Cuba: This is despite a program authorized last year by President Obama that encouraged “people-to-people” visits to Cuba by Americans. (That brings up the question, Who is really in charge? But, that's another issue.) The half-century embargo of Cuba has ...

Sources: Colombian rebels, government meet in Cuba

Sources: Colombian rebels, government meet in Cuba: Bogota, Colombia (CNN) -- Colombian rebels and the government met in Cuba to discuss the possibility of peace talks, current and former government sources said Monday. Present at the discussions, the sources said, were members of the Revolutionary ...




Call for free food in low-decile schools

Call for free food in low-decile schools:
An expert advisory group created by the Children's Commissioner recommends that all low-decile schools offer pupils free food in an immediate effort to tackle child poverty. The proposal is in an options paper to be released this morning. The paper was ...


New Zealand Herald

Magazine on family poverty and homelessness explores undocumented ...

Magazine on family poverty and homelessness explores undocumented ...: UNCENSORED was founded in Winter 2010 to share stories, research, commentary and resources on family and child poverty and homelessness in the United States. Past articles have addressed female veteran homelessness, domestic violence, LGBT ...




American Taliban Seeks Group Prayer in Ind. Prison

American Taliban Seeks Group Prayer in Ind. Prison: An American-born Taliban fighter imprisoned in Indiana will try to convince a federal judge in a trial starting Monday that his religious freedom trumps security concerns, in a closely watched trial that will examine prisoners' rights in the age of ...

Venezuela: Can calls for gun control trump election year divides?


Venezuela: Can calls for gun control trump election year divides?

As in many countries in the Western Hemisphere, a vigorous debate is going on in Venezuela about how to control the possession and use of illegal weapons. Amid a climate of extreme ideological polarization and varied political agendas, perceptions and ...

Deadly Venezuela Refinery Blast Likely To Increase Demand For US Gasoline

Deadly Venezuela Refinery Blast Likely To Increase Demand For US Gasoline: The death toll has risen to 26 in a giant explosion at the Parajuana Refinergy in Venezuela. The injured number more than 80, and the blast, thought to have been caused by a gas leak, also damaged homes nearby. Reuters reports that a 10-year-old child ...

Argentine Crime, 24% Inflation Halve Support for Fernandez (Buenos Aires)


Argentine Crime, 24% Inflation Halve Support for Fernandez (Buenos Aires)

BUENOS AIRES — The popularity of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner fell by more than half the past year as concerns about crime and the fastest inflation in South America erode support for her five-year-old government. Fernandez's ...

Anti-Gay San Francisco Archbishop-Elect in DUI Arrest

Anti-Gay San Francisco Archbishop-Elect in DUI Arrest: The Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, a vigorous supporter of California's same-sex marriage ban, was taken into custody after being stopped early Saturday at a police checkpoint near the San Diego State University campus, said Detective Gary Hassen, a police ...

US Army Reserve soldiers from Puerto Rico continue the legacy of service in ...

US Army Reserve soldiers from Puerto Rico continue the legacy of service in ...: Fernando Fernandez, commanding general of the 1st Mission Support Command, US Army Reserve Puerto Rico, and Command Sgt. Maj. Rene Rivera, enlisted advisor to Fernandez, visited Korea to see firsthand the job being performed by their troops.

Utah's Guide To Having A Native American Logo Without Being Racist

Utah's Guide To Having A Native American Logo Without Being Racist: Native American-themed names and mascots seem pretty anachronistic in contemporary sports. Until 1972, the Utes were known as the Redskins, which is a far more offensive and stereotypical take on the whole tradition (cue dansnyderdoesn'tcare.gif).




Poway Rotary Leads International Effort

Poway Rotary Leads International Effort: More than 600 indigenous Lenca women, living in the impoverished remote highlands of Honduras, will be able to start businesses and begin to work their way out of poverty through an effort led by the Rotary Club of Poway, partnering with a dozen other ...

Parents of suicide teenager leave church over anti-gay teachings

Parents of suicide teenager leave church over anti-gay teachings:
“At this point I think Jesus is more about reconciliation and love,” she told the New York Times. “He spoke more about divorce than homosexuality, but you can be divorced and join a church more than you can be gay and join churches.” She talked about ...


PinkNews.co.uk

Venezuela refinery blast death toll rises to 41

Venezuela refinery blast death toll rises to 41: Two of the people injured in the explosion at Venezuela's Amuay refinery over the weekend have died while being treated at Coromoto Hospital in the western city of Maracaibo, raising the death toll from the industrial accident to 41, officials said ...

Venezuela's Chavez visits site of deadly refinery blast

Venezuela's Chavez visits site of deadly refinery blast: The organization said Venezuela's oil revenues represent some 94% of the country's export earnings, more than half of federal budget revenues and some 30% of gross domestic product. The South American country ships a large percentage of its exports to ...




Elderly workers help defuse pension time bomb in Japan

Elderly workers help defuse pension time bomb in Japan:
Unsustainable retirement expenses have helped push cities from Stockton, California, to Central Falls, Rhode Island, into bankruptcy. Illinois lawmakers last week failed to agree on cuts to help plug an $83 billion hole in the state's pension plans ...


Business Mirror

Elderly can't live with Medicare cuts

Elderly can't live with Medicare cuts: Paul Ryan's budget and Obamacare are enigmas inside a mystery wrapped in political rhetoric, aka hidden facts. Ryan's budget gives those under 55 the option of Medicare or getting a subsidy to purchase private insurance. Medicare eligibility is 65 so ...

Brazil cracks down on cocaine trafficking

Brazil cracks down on cocaine trafficking:
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff late last year launched a new military-police offensive against cocaine smuggling from the border areas to urban centers where prisons are chock-full of small-time dealers. Brazilian police carry out a raid on drug ...


FRANCE 24