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jueves, 31 de enero de 2013

Balancing Work, Medication And Mental Illness

Balancing Work, Medication And Mental Illness: "When I'm constructing an argument or responding to an argument and focusing on that, that's where my mind goes, and the kind of crazy stuff recedes to the sidelines," says Saks, who specializes in mental health law. "So it's not one size fits all, and ...




Gun Reform or Mental Health Reform?

Gun Reform or Mental Health Reform?:
In the aftermath of the last 10 years similar mass school shootings, the debate around both gun control and mental health care is finally heating up in a significant way. But the conversation that needs to be be formulating in the homes of Americans ...


Campus Progress

Native American collection to stay at arts center

Native American collection to stay at arts center: A collection of Native American artwork seized by the Internal Revenue Service will remain at the Washington Pavilion's Visual Arts Center. The 16-piece collection on loan to the center for more than a decade was seized from the nonprofit American ...

Death penalty: drain on taxpayers

Death penalty: drain on taxpayers: In the December 16, 2012 Op Ed section of the Boulder Daily Camera, Stan Garnett, the elected District Attorney in Colorado's 20th Judicial District, offered his views regarding the practicality of the death penalty to the Colorado legislature, which ...




Guantánamo judge unplugs hidden censors from 9/11 trial

Guantánamo judge unplugs hidden censors from 9/11 trial:
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- The military judge presiding at the Sept. 11 trial Thursday ordered the government to unplug any outside censors who can reach into his courtroom and silence the war crimes tribunal.


MiamiHerald.com

Rights group laments Cuba's leadership of regional group

Rights group laments Cuba's leadership of regional group: Cuba formally assumed the presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) on Monday, scoring a major diplomatic coup at a summit in Chile at which it urged regional integration and independence from the United States.




Exclusive: Cuba ready to end 50 year ban on professional boxing


Exclusive: Cuba ready to end 50 year ban on professional boxing

Cuba is ready to ditch a draconian rule preventing boxers turning professional which has lasted more than 50 years so they can sign up to join the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) World Series of Boxing (WSB) and ...

Safe sex practices among African American women

Safe sex practices among African American women: Los Angeles, CA (January 31, 2013) Researchers have found that African American women exhibit a higher risk for sexually transmitted infections including HIV/Aids. But what motivates this group of women to have sex? And when are they more likely to use ...

African-American Firsts in Sports

African-American Firsts in Sports:
Jackie Robinson's birthday today reminds us how far we've progressed in the world of sports. Given the frequency with which we see African-American superstars like NBA player LeBron James or NFLer Adrian Peterson light up the sports highlight reels, ...


Biography

MSU celebrates African American heritage starting today


MSU celebrates African American heritage starting today

Missouri State University kicks off African American Heritage Month with events beginning today and ending in late March. The events are free and open to the public and include presentations on culture, lifestyle, social issues and music. Jan. 31 and Feb.

Brazil ex-president Silva visits Fidel Castro, relatives of Venezuela's Chavez ...


Brazil ex-president Silva visits Fidel Castro, relatives of Venezuela's Chavez ...

HAVANA - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's non-profit institute has released a photo of him meeting with retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro. The picture shows a grey-bearded Castro clad in a black jacket and clasping hands with Silva.

Report: Childhood poverty rates shoot up in area


Report: Childhood poverty rates shoot up in area

In Metro Detroit, the starkest rise in childhood poverty was in Oakland and Macomb counties, where social service providers say middle-class families were most heavily impacted by the downturn of the late 2000s. "If people think things are getting ...

Houston to see Mexico's drug war through artistic eyes

Houston to see Mexico's drug war through artistic eyes:
“Surrounding much of the country for over a decade, the drug war has become part of the contemporary Mexican life,” curator Jennifer Ward said. “This artwork reflects this situation and the artists' personal and familial histories before and during the ...


Houston Chronicle (blog)

Haiti - Politic : Laurent Lamothe back from Davos with projects

Haiti - Politic : Laurent Lamothe back from Davos with projects:
Wednesday, the Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe visibly satisfied of his mission, returned to the country after participated to he 43rd World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland), which brought together nearly 2,500 participants, 50 Heads of State and ...


Haitilibre.com

Report: Venezuela is spying on its Jews

Report: Venezuela is spying on its Jews: NEW YORK (JTA) -- Venezuela's secret service, SEBIN, is spying on the country's Jewish community, according to leaked documents said to be from the spy agency. Last week, Analisis24, a right-leaning Argentinean news website, released 50 documents ...

Native American Tribes Gain Direct Route to Disaster Funds

Native American Tribes Gain Direct Route to Disaster Funds: The new law providing federal disaster aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy includes a provision that makes it easier for native American tribes to access recovery aid. The provision gives tribal governments the option of applying directly to the ...

Across the US, the death penalty is on the run

Across the US, the death penalty is on the run: The death penalty is actually on the decline in America. And that's as it should be. The imposition of the death penalty is rife with corruption, incompetence, race and class bias and human error. Often, the innocent are killed. Last year, when Damon ...

5 free things in Puerto Rico


5 free things in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — There may have been a time when Puerto Rico was a cheap getaway but those days are long gone. Puerto Rico is heavily dependent on imported goods and fuel and that's reflected in prices from a taxi ride from the airport to the ...

Celebrating the triumph of Cuba's revolution

Celebrating the triumph of Cuba's revolution: I'd like to thank you for joining us in celebrating the 54th Anniversary of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution, officially commemorated on January 1st. That day in the year 1959 marked a milestone for my homeland because the victory of the ...

Cuba dissident Yoani Sanchez granted passport

Cuba dissident Yoani Sanchez granted passport:
Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez says she has been granted a passport after years of being denied the right to travel abroad. Ms Sanchez, who has criticised the Cuban government in her prize-winning blog Generation Y, announced the development ...


BBC News

Toxic Smoke Raises Risk to Brazil Fire's Survivors

Toxic Smoke Raises Risk to Brazil Fire's Survivors:
So far, more than 80 survivors remain in intensive-care units in hospitals around southern Brazil, most of them breathing with the assistance of machines. One died Tuesday night and his family buried him on Wednesday. Medical officials said lung damage ...


Wall Street Journal

Ghana opens its arms to diaspora in Brazil and beyond

Ghana opens its arms to diaspora in Brazil and beyond: In the slum area of Jamestown – a fishing community in Accra's city centre littered with tattered colonial buildings – one house stands out. Painted bright yellow, with large windows, Brazil House stands between the hustle and bustle of the city and ...




A most untimely gambit

A most untimely gambit: People hold pictures of the victims in this July 2012 photo, during the commemoration of the 18th anniversary of the AMIA attack in Buenos Aires that left 85 dead and more than 200 wounded. By: James Neilson. Foreign minister Héctor Timerman brushed ...

Fayette County works to fight child poverty

Fayette County works to fight child poverty: “Our intention today was to bring people together from Fayette County to talk about child poverty issues and work together to plan a regional forum to present to our legislators the issues we're concerned about, the problems we see, and how we think we ...




Three-quarters of local authorities to put up council tax for poorest families

Three-quarters of local authorities to put up council tax for poorest families:
Three-quarters of local authorities in England plan to put up council tax for the poorest households, often by hundreds of pounds, new research reveals. From April local authorities in England will take control of a previously national scheme of ...


The Guardian