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martes, 12 de febrero de 2013

African-American, Caucasian Women Should Take Identical Vitamin D Doses ...

African-American, Caucasian Women Should Take Identical Vitamin D Doses ...: "African-American women don't have to worry about taking larger doses of vitamin D to compensate," said J. Chris Gallagher, MD, of Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb., and lead author of the study. "They should follow the current ...




Copa Libertadores 2013: Assessing Brazil's Challengers for the Title

Copa Libertadores 2013: Assessing Brazil's Challengers for the Title:
Given their considerable financial advantages, Brazilian sides will once more enter the competition as pre-tournament favourites and, with six entrants in 2013, the odds will once more be stacked heavily in favour of the country to supply the ...


Bleacher Report

Partners of Gays in Service Are Granted Some Benefits

Partners of Gays in Service Are Granted Some Benefits: New privileges will include receiving military identification cards and gym access, but more expansive benefits, like health care, were not granted.

Two gay men murdered in Queens - New York News | NYC ...

Two gay men murdered in Queens - New York News | NYC ...: A New York City lawmaker is warning gay men that they may be targeted by a killer.




Natural disasters in Haiti

Natural disasters in Haiti: Haiti has experienced recurring natural catastrophes in the past which have strongly dented the country's development. Due to its large coastal areas, the country is extremely vulnerable to hurricanes. And Haiti lies on the border between the Caribbean ...

Colombia frets Venezuela devaluation may fuel contraband trade

Colombia frets Venezuela devaluation may fuel contraband trade: "We cannot allow that as a result of devaluation in Venezuela, we are flooded by contraband in the Colombian market," Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said on local Caracol radio. Venezuela devalued its bolivar currency by 32 percent last week, the ...




DAR values Native Americans

DAR values Native Americans: The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has long had an interest in Native Americans, and its American Indians Committee, established in 1936, “provides financial assistance and educational aid to native American youth” through support of ...

Cuba: This Government Cares for Its People (Part II)

Cuba: This Government Cares for Its People (Part II):
HAVANA TIMES — On Sunday morning (February 3), while the elections were being conducted in my country, almost a month after posting my article “This Government Cares for Its People,” I was walking down Obispo Street in Old Havana with two friends.


Havana Times

Film Industry Prepares All-Cuba Event

Film Industry Prepares All-Cuba Event:
HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC), has announced an all-Cuban Film Showing, to be held in October, reported the Prensa Latina news agency. The initiative will host every Cuban work of fiction, documentary ...


Havana Times

Cuba, Venezuela Agreement Strengthen Cultural Ties

Cuba, Venezuela Agreement Strengthen Cultural Ties: 12 de febrero de 2013, 09:24Caracas, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from Venezuela and Cuba strengthen cultural ties today through bilateral and social programs, such as "Corazon Adentro" Cultural Mission. Both governments maintain many ...

Diane Ravitch Went to Cuba, Failed to Get Perspective About School Choice

Diane Ravitch Went to Cuba, Failed to Get Perspective About School Choice:
Earlier this month she vacationed in Cuba and offered her thoughts about the trip on her blog. She found the trapped-in-amber quality of the island charming though she was mildly annoyed at inconveniences like the lack of cell and Internet service. But ...


Reason (blog)

Cuba's Fidel Castro complains of aches and pains, praises brother and Chavez


Cuba's Fidel Castro complains of aches and pains, praises brother and Chavez

HAVANA — Retired Cuban President Fidel Castro complained of a bad knee, weak eyesight and difficulty adjusting to changes in light during a lengthy interview session with state-run media published Tuesday. The 86-year-old revolutionary icon also ...

Brazil's affirmative action law offers a huge hand up

Brazil's affirmative action law offers a huge hand up:
With its new law, Brazil has gone the furthest in the Americas in attempting race-based equality. Not only is the law a state-mandated program, it also attempts to open up the traditional bastions of the elite to all. Quotas are strictly prohibited in ...


Christian Science Monitor

Avon's business improves as Brazil, Russia sales rise

Avon's business improves as Brazil, Russia sales rise: Meantime, sales stalled in key emerging markets such as Russia and Brazil, and continued to deteriorate in the United States. But Avon on Tuesday said it sold 2 percent more items in the quarter that ended December 31, and that the number of sales ...




Brazil's hydroelectric dam boom is bringing tensions as well as energy

Brazil's hydroelectric dam boom is bringing tensions as well as energy:
Between now and 2021, the energy ministry's building schedule will be feverish: Brazilian companies and foreign conglomerates will put up 34 sizeable dams in an effort to increase the country's capacity to produce energy by more than 50%.The Brazil ...


The Guardian

Farming sector leaders complain over government measures

Farming sector leaders complain over government measures: After participating last weekend in the Lion Corn festival, the SRA president said that these issues would be discussed in the next farm meeting to be held on February 15 in the Buenos Aires district of Pehuajó. Following the same line, Ferrero ...




Two Argentine papal candidates

Two Argentine papal candidates: Following Benedict XVI's surprise resignation yesterday, one of the two Argentines instantly put forth as having chance of inheriting the papacy was Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. The 76-year-old was already a strong ...

Iran denies officials to be questioned over Buenos Aires bombing

Iran denies officials to be questioned over Buenos Aires bombing: DUBAI (Reuters) - Tehran denied on Tuesday it had agreed to allow international investigators to question Iranian officials over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires as part of a plan to form a truth commission. Following the ...

Haiti and the Dominican Republic – one island, two worlds

Haiti and the Dominican Republic – one island, two worlds: Though Haiti and the Dominican Republic share an island, they remain worlds apart. That's seen, for instance, in the infrastructure. "The Dominican Republic has proper streets so that you can get from one place to another without serious problems ...

Haiti - Music : The Government refutes charges of censorship in the choice of ...


Haiti - Music : The Government refutes charges of censorship in the choice of ...

In a note, the Primature recalled that every year the Carnival provides an outlet to Haitians from all walks of life to participate in a fun filled event that allows them to put aside their daily worries, stressing that the Carnival is also an event ...

Labour, Greens urge child poverty action

Labour, Greens urge child poverty action: Opposition parties are yet again urging the government to take action to tackle child poverty, following the release of the Salvation Army's State of the Nation report. The report, released on Wednesday, says leadership approaches aren't delivering ...

Gays in Bronx still waiting for new center since Bronx Community Pride Center ...


Gays in Bronx still waiting for new center since Bronx Community Pride Center ...

It's been six months since gay Bronx teen Teddy Reyes was left without a space for support, after the Bronx Community Pride Center closed. The center in Longwood, which served about 1,000 LGBTQ people, shuttered amid controversy and mired in debt ...

Some Indiana parents, teacher want 'traditional prom' to ban gays, lesbians

Some Indiana parents, teacher want 'traditional prom' to ban gays, lesbians:
When asked whether she thought gay people have a "purpose," Medley continued, "No, I honestly don't. Sorry, but I don't ... A gay person isn't going to come up and make some change unless it's to realize that it was a choice and they're choosing God." ...


New York Daily News

Brazil's Carnival reaches crescendo

Brazil's Carnival reaches crescendo:
The Sao Clemente samba school opened late Monday with an homage to Brazil's most popular soap operas, and included a float with a giant TV set. Unlike the ubiquitous Carnival street parties that are open to all, the Sambodrome parades are mainly for ...


FRANCE 24

Thousands of spiders filmed on giant web in Brazil


Thousands of spiders filmed on giant web in Brazil

But a 20-year-old web designer from Brazil was faced with the crawling arachnids when he left an engagement party in Santo Antonio da Plantina. Erick Reis' video shows the spiders spread out on huge webs between poles, giving the appearance of the ...