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domingo, 28 de octubre de 2012

As child poverty increases, social workers must be supported ...

As child poverty increases, social workers must be supported ...: Teachers report more children turning up for school hungry and unready to learn, says Lisa Nandy.

Healthy families will help end child poverty

Healthy families will help end child poverty:
Utah state Sen. Stuart Reid's effort to end the cycle of poverty by helping children is refreshing and timely. In doing so, he has brought public attention to the fact that our way of helping those in need today may not be working, or may even be part ...


Deseret News

Argentinean Jewish boxer retains her world title for sixth time

Argentinean Jewish boxer retains her world title for sixth time: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) -- Argentina's Carolina Raquel “The Turk” Duer defended her World Boxing Organization's super flyweight champion title in an event held with the support of the Argentinean government. Making the six defense of her title ...

Our goal is a world free from fear

Our goal is a world free from fear:
Happily, most voices agree that we have to follow a similar path, as was shown in the Rio+20 conference held in Brazil. There, the international community suggested that new global goals should be set for the future, after 2015, combining poverty ...


The Guardian

Chavez's Bolivarian socialism marches forward

Chavez's Bolivarian socialism marches forward: Despite Washington's strong support for the opposition, in a massive turnout on October 7, Venezuelans elected Hugo Chavez president for the fourth consecutive time, showing that they believe in the Bolivarian socialist policies of the Chavez government.

1st Native American saint stirs pride, skepticism

1st Native American saint stirs pride, skepticism: ALBANY, N.Y. — Some traditional Mohawks are treating the naming of the nation's first Native American saint with skepticism and fear that the Roman Catholic Church is using it to shore up its image and marginalize traditional spiritual practices. They ...

Gay candidates' sexuality elicits shrugs

Gay candidates' sexuality elicits shrugs: There are also two other openly gay candidates seeking House seats: Mark Takano of California and Sean Patrick Maloney of New York. In Wisconsin, according to University of Wisconsin-Madison political science professor David Canon, Baldwin's sexuality ...

More than a million Californians lost job-based insurance during recession


More than a million Californians lost job-based insurance during recession

When data for the first California Health Interview Survey was collected in 2001, 56 percent of non-elderly Californians had employment-based coverage. By 2011, that figure had declined by more than 6 percentage points, to 49.7 percent. Eligibility for ...

Argentina, Iran to hold talks in Geneva on 1994 attack


Argentina, Iran to hold talks in Geneva on 1994 attack

BUENOS AIRES — Argentine and Iranian representatives will meet in Geneva Monday to discuss a 1994 bombing of a Jewish aid association in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people and injured 300 others, the foreign ministry said Sunday. "It is a working ...

More funds needed for child poverty: Chair

More funds needed for child poverty: Chair: The former teacher said the lack of funding for breakfast programs is part of a larger problem of child poverty, and schools aren't funded well enough to address social issues. Charitable donations fill the gap, but can be unreliable, she said. School ...

Schools teach cookery on Fridays so hungry children from families too poor to ...


Schools teach cookery on Fridays so hungry children from families too poor to ...

Ralph Berry, who chairs the city's Child Poverty Board, said teachers had been noticing that children were underweight and urged other schools to follow suit. He added: 'It is an impact of rising poverty really. It's a small thing that can help. People ...

The economics of peace

The economics of peace: If we reduce poverty faster and we have a more equal society, Colombia can reach new heights. We are already growing at five per cent per year, we can be growing much faster with more social inclusion .... Our economy is strong, it will be strong no ...




Jimmy Carter to California: Yes on Prop. 34

Jimmy Carter to California: Yes on Prop. 34: The United States is practically alone among Western nations in its use of the death penalty. Some 90% of the world's executions are carried out by four nations: China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States. Does the U.S. really want to be in the ...

Death penalty challenged by Somali pirates

Death penalty challenged by Somali pirates: NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Attorneys for three Somalis charged with murder in the shooting deaths of four Americans aboard a yacht off the coast of east Africa want a federal judge to stop prosecutors from seeking a possible death penalty because they contend ...




Elderly official gets tackled at Georgia vs. Florida game and you laugh ...

Elderly official gets tackled at Georgia vs. Florida game and you laugh ...: That's a member of the "chain gang" down at the Florida vs. Georgia game, which uh, we think is the official name for those really old guys who hold the down and distance markers. How do you get that job? Those guys aren't actual refs. Do they have a ...

Rural areas beset by poverty, infrastructure problems

Rural areas beset by poverty, infrastructure problems: But if this summary of rural economic problems doesn't quite sound like New Mexico, that's because the description is of Florida, Georgia, Alabama and parts of three other states, the territory served by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. The ...

Ryan: Poverty winning in 'war on poverty'

Ryan: Poverty winning in 'war on poverty':
CLEVELAND -- Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is telling voters in Ohio that poverty is winning in the war on poverty. In a speech Wednesday, Ryan said he and running mate Mitt Romney would work to help poor people climb out of poverty ...


News & Observer

What sitcoms say about American voters

What sitcoms say about American voters:
In one episode, the gay couple - Cameron and Mitchell - want to get their toddler into a popular school. Worried that their sexuality isn't enough to win over the ultra-liberal headmaster, Cameron pretends to be a Native American. His improvised "injun ...


BBC News

Who should gay Americans choose to have for civil rights leaders?

Who should gay Americans choose to have for civil rights leaders?: Now you have organizations such as Go Proud and The Log Cabin Republicans, which are conservative gay groups; also supposedly having the best interest of gay America in mind. At least that is what you see when you go to the missions statements of ...




Marriage equality 2012: Obama supports gay marriage in 3 states

Marriage equality 2012: Obama supports gay marriage in 3 states:
Obama's endorsement is drawing gratitude from the LGBT community and supporters as it did back in May when he became the first U.S. president to publicly support gay marriage. Back then Obama told Robin Roberts of ABC's Good Morning America that at ...


Examiner.com

Four years after Proposition 8: How would California vote now?

Four years after Proposition 8: How would California vote now?: Four years ago, a scare-tactics campaign eroded Californians' support for same-sex marriage by imlying that the very institution of marriage would deteriorate and that churches would be sued for refusing to conduct weddings of gay and lesbian couples.

Pro-gay Republican getting major donations and Democratic support

Pro-gay Republican getting major donations and Democratic support:
Boies, a Democrat, is well known for working with Ted Olson to overturn California's ban on marriage. In addition, a political action committee working to get gay friendly Republicans elected purchased ad time in support of Hayworth. American Unity PAC ...


Gay Star News

Violence is a serious cause of poverty, the UN needs to address this

Violence is a serious cause of poverty, the UN needs to address this:
My country, Guatemala, continues to suffer from multiple forms of violence and high levels of impunity. Based on our experience, I can affirm that extreme violence, insecurity and limited access to justice are factors that prevent development in ...


The Guardian

Help poverty-stricken Guatemalan kids

Help poverty-stricken Guatemalan kids: Americans can no longer adopt children in Guatemala. But there is still something you can do to help those kids living in poverty. Jennifer Dibble from Bethany Christian Services and Maranda explain the One Family campaign.




Rising poverty in Guatemala pushes many migrants north

Rising poverty in Guatemala pushes many migrants north: The cost of living in Guatemala is rising, and low wages and a lack of steady job opportunities have many families trapped in poverty. Because of this, Guatemalan migrants head to the US for a better future. But the trip north is dangerous - and they ...