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miércoles, 21 de noviembre de 2012

Enough with Child Poverty 'Band-aids': BC Teachers' Union

Enough with Child Poverty 'Band-aids': BC Teachers' Union: The latest statistics for child poverty in 2010 show British Columbia held onto its second-highest child poverty ranking in the country for the second year in a row. But while Manitoba has again taken the undesirable top spot, B.C. still has more poor ...






Child poverty affects us all

Child poverty affects us all: The governor's task force on child poverty met this week. That task force is made up of state agency heads, a cleric and several northeast Kansas hands-on activists in feeding and supporting the poor. We applaud the governor and the members of the task ...

Children in Poverty: 'To Us, It's Just How We Live'

Children in Poverty: 'To Us, It's Just How We Live': For all the academic and political debate over how much schools should be able to counteract poverty's impact on children, how often do we actually hear from kids themselves about what being poor does to them? Classroom teachers see the effects of ...





Ending universal child benefits could lift 174000 kids out of poverty: group


Ending universal child benefits could lift 174000 kids out of poverty: group

TORONTO - Ottawa should eliminate some cash payments and child tax benefits and credits offered to Canadian parents and instead direct the money to the lowest-income families, an anti-poverty coalition said in a report released Wednesday. Campaign ...

BC's child poverty rate secondworst in Canada News1130

BC's child poverty rate secondworst in Canada News1130: VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - Our province is the second-worst in the country when it comes to child poverty, according to a report card being released today...




Native Americans and Thanksgiving

Native Americans and Thanksgiving:
Since 1970, Native Americans from across the United States assemble at noon on Thanksgiving Day at Cole's Hill, which overlooks Plymouth Rock, in order to observe a "National Day of Mourning." With the rise of efforts by scholars and social ...


Christian Post

Local Woman Making a Big Difference in Haiti


Local Woman Making a Big Difference in Haiti

We tend to think that here in western Kentucky we're isolated from the rest of the world, but at least one Webster County resident has reached out to make big changes in the lives of people thousands of ...

New Student Organization Promotes Native American Heritage Month and ...


New Student Organization Promotes Native American Heritage Month and ...

The Native American Student Organization at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York is barely two months old, but it's already sending the message that American Indians don't all look the same. The organization's president, Thearse McCalmon, who is of ...

Death sentence taken off the table in Mortensen murder case


Death sentence taken off the table in Mortensen murder case

AMERICAN FORK -- A possible death sentence has been taken off the table in the case of accused killer Martin Bond. In what was supposed to be a simple scheduling hearing Tuesday afternoon the defense and prosecution came to an agreement that the ...

Boxer 'Macho' Camacho critical in Puerto Rico

Boxer 'Macho' Camacho critical in Puerto Rico: Police in Puerto Rico say former boxing champion Camacho has been shot and critically wounded. Camacho was shot in the face while in a car outside a bar in Bayamon, one of the cities that make up the San Juan metropolitan area. A statement from police ...

Alcoholism and Mental Illness, a Growing Problem for Anchorage Homeless


Alcoholism and Mental Illness, a Growing Problem for Anchorage Homeless

“That person is someone who is a long term alcoholic, meaning ten years plus, who has suffered some brain damage as a result of the alcoholism and may very likely have a co-occurring mental health disorder,” says Nadeau. “It is dissolving into the ...

For Some With Mental Illness, There is No Recovery

For Some With Mental Illness, There is No Recovery: Mental health advocate Lembi Buchanan of Victoria, B.C. released a new report called Emergence of the Recovery Movement: Are medications taking a back seat to recovery? She points out that the popular recovery model threatens to take centre stage at ...

Venezuela mining outlook grim

Venezuela mining outlook grim: SANTO DOMINGO (miningweekly.com) – The mining sector in Venezuela is expected to continue declining as a result of minimal private participation after the government nationalised gold mining and discouraged other private mining, industry officials say.




Venezuela: lean times ahead

Venezuela: lean times ahead: Some of Wall Street's gloomier economists think that Venezuela could even slip into recession next year, putting an end to what is Venezuela's eighth consecutive quarter of growth since recovering from the global slowdown that followed the collapse of ...

Red Cross receives £850000 to support Hurricane Sandy response in Cuba


Red Cross receives £850000 to support Hurricane Sandy response in Cuba

Barry Armstrong, British Red Cross disaster response manager, said: “This funding is vital to support tens of thousands of people in Cuba who have been impacted by the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. “Many families lost everything – their ...

'Students will help NHI rollout after Cuba training'

'Students will help NHI rollout after Cuba training': Premier Dr Zweli Mkhize says a group of medical students who left the province for medical training in Cuba will come back and assist with the rollout of the National Health Insurance (NHI). Mkhize was speaking at King Shaka International Airport at a ...

Marvin Ross: For Some With Mental Illness, There is No Recovery

Marvin Ross: For Some With Mental Illness, There is No Recovery: Those involved in the mental health "Recovery Movement" believe the patient is the expert on treatment rather than the doctor and that there is no need for ...




China sends 90 tons of aid to Cuba, after Hurricane Sandy

China sends 90 tons of aid to Cuba, after Hurricane Sandy: Sandy brought its destruction to eastern Cuba on the morning of Oct. 25, killing 11 people, damaging and destroying thousands of homes, causing huge losses to agriculture and heavy economic damage, although a definitive tally of the damage has not yet ...

Chile to lift ban on Paraguayan beef import

Chile to lift ban on Paraguayan beef import:
SANTIAGO: Chilean authorities will lift a ban on imports of Paraguayan beef after they were halted for 14 months due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, the government said on Wednesday. Before the ban, Chile was one of the main destinations for ...


Business Recorder (blog)

Governors label strike 'extortionate', 'highly political'

Governors label strike 'extortionate', 'highly political': The head of Buenos Aires province government Daniel Scioli criticized the protestors and remarked on how President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “defends political, economic and cultural sovereignty like a gladiator.” With a slightly different tone to ...




Ancient rock carvings stolen from sacred Native American site in California

Ancient rock carvings stolen from sacred Native American site in California:
Vandals have used power saws to cut out ancient rock carvings made by Native Americans around 5000 years ago, from a sacred American Indian site in California's Sierra Nevada. Four rock carvings made by ancient Indians between 3,500 and 5000 years ...


RT

Single, gay, 50: one man takes surrogacy road to parenthood

Single, gay, 50: one man takes surrogacy road to parenthood:
'I did this as a human being, not as a gay man.” New York resident Kevin Moran is reflecting on his decision to have a family as a 50-year-old single man, by means of egg donation and surrogacy. He is speaking to me by phone from his upper west side ...


Irish Times

LGBTQI: Let's Get Behind Those Queer Initials

LGBTQI: Let's Get Behind Those Queer Initials:
This past January a law went into effect in California that requires public schools to teach gay history. Some of us wish the state also would provide classes to help gay kids (and continuing education to help gay adults) keep up with the evolution in ...


WEHOville (blog)

Tak Yamamoto, Pioneer Nikkei Gay Activist, Dies at 74

Tak Yamamoto, Pioneer Nikkei Gay Activist, Dies at 74: Prior to the national convention, he arranged for his San Fernando Valley JACL chapter to present a panel on homosexuality, the first such panel in the Southern California Japanese American community. In 1990, Yamamoto was one of two gay Japanese ...




'The Outs,' Web Series About Gay Life In New York, Debuts Season Finale Episode

'The Outs,' Web Series About Gay Life In New York, Debuts Season Finale Episode: The season finale of "The Outs," the popular new web series about gay life in the Big Apple, is here just in time for Thanksgiving. Still, New York City-based writer-director-actor Adam Goldman -- who previously described the series as "a story about ...