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miércoles, 24 de abril de 2013

Gay Marriage Opponents Can Fight Election Law

Gay Marriage Opponents Can Fight Election Law: MANHATTAN (CN) - The 2nd Circuit revived claims from a group opposed to gay marriage that New York Election Law improperly defines it as a "political committee." The National Organization for Marriage, which defines itself as nonsectarian, nonpartisan ...

NFL to fight anti-gay bias, says NY attorney general

NFL to fight anti-gay bias, says NY attorney general: NEW YORK, April 24 (Reuters) - The National Football League will step up its efforts to fight discrimination based on sexual orientation, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Wednesday. The action comes after at least three college ...




Gay-lit icon Edmund White on 'the end of fiction'


Gay-lit icon Edmund White on 'the end of fiction'

His semi-autobiographical 1982 novel A Boy's Own Story is considered a landmark of gay lit, as he explored growing up in America during the conservative Fifties. Widely regarded as one of the fathers of contemporary gay lit, White says he can't help ...

Kicker Alan Gendreau could be first openly gay NFL player

Kicker Alan Gendreau could be first openly gay NFL player: If kicker Alan Gendreau lands a job in the NFL, he could become one of the first openly gay players in professional sports. As it stands, out of North America's four major leagues — NFL, NHL, MLB and NBA — no player has publicly come out yet.

Actor Joe Pantoliano screens documentary at Wilton mental health fair


Actor Joe Pantoliano screens documentary at Wilton mental health fair

Locals and mental health experts packed into WHS' Little Theater to see Pantoliano's 2009 documentary, “No Kidding, Me 2!!” After the screening, the movie received a round of applause from attendees who thought it was fair as well as informative of the ...

African-American leaders protest Senate's immigration bill

African-American leaders protest Senate's immigration bill:
The attack was included in a press release that called the African American Leadership Council a “fringe group … [whose] views are extreme outliers among African Americans and the general public.” “Talk to 20 black folks who are not paid by the left ...


Daily Caller

Banquet Celebrates African American Women - The Connection Newspapers

Banquet Celebrates African American Women - The Connection Newspapers: The event's theme was: “Celebrating African American Women: Honoring Our Elders” and was planned in celebration of Women's History Month and specifically designed to highlight the contributions of African American women to their community.

Puerto Rican Teen Refuses To Pledge Allegiance To The American Flag

Puerto Rican Teen Refuses To Pledge Allegiance To The American Flag: "I do not agree with the way the United States treats Puerto Rico... I think Puerto Rico has an undemocratic situation, I dislike the idea that a government so far [from the island] tells us what we can and cannot do,” she told the leading Puerto Rican ...




Film Highlights Child Poverty in South Africa - The Daily Nexus

Film Highlights Child Poverty in South Africa - The Daily Nexus: In the film, Director Billy Raftery and Producer Adam Paul Smith follow two children, Zulieka and Ariel, as they struggle to rise above the drugs, violence and prostitution that life on the streets pushes into their daily lives. With narration by Oscar ...

Food stamp recruiter must enroll 150 seniors in the program a day

Food stamp recruiter must enroll 150 seniors in the program a day:
A Florida food stamp recruiter is tasked with enrolling at least 150 senior citizens in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program a month, The Washington Post reports in a profile about SNAP outreach. Following 56 year old recruiter Dillie Nerios ...


Daily Caller

Florida assisted-living facility bill looks stalled for a second year

Florida assisted-living facility bill looks stalled for a second year: "It will be an insult to the elderly people of Florida and their loved ones if the session again ends without an ALF bill in place," said Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, sponsor of SB 646. "The bill needs to be a priority." The House bill could be ...

France OKs marriage equality; Chilean trans man gives birth

France OKs marriage equality; Chilean trans man gives birth:
In Chile, a transgender male has given birth in what is believed to be the first such publicly known case for the Latin American country, according to Gay Star News. A judge allowed the individual—who goes by the fictitious name "Matthew" for news ...


Windy City Times

Immigration of unaccompanied minors on rise

Immigration of unaccompanied minors on rise:
Yet, the surge in child immigration is primarily the result of escalating gang violence, particularly in Central America. El Salvador, for example, a nation with just 6 million people, has become a haven for hundreds of gangs totalling 64,000 members.


Aljazeera.com

Two Central America Men Convicted of Sex Trafficking in the US

Two Central America Men Convicted of Sex Trafficking in the US:
BALTIMORE – A Maryland brothel ringleader and operator were convicted by a federal jury earlier on Monday on sex trafficking charges following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), ...


Latin American Herald Tribune

Activists demand end to sex abuse of migrant children in southern Mexico

Activists demand end to sex abuse of migrant children in southern Mexico: MEXICO CITY -- The flow of migrants from Central America across the Suchiate River into southern Mexico is steady but the journey perilous. Uncounted thousands end up at the mercy of drug-and-extortion gangs that hold them for ransom, force them into ...




Time for Honduras to End Scuba Diving for Lobster

Time for Honduras to End Scuba Diving for Lobster:
In 2009, as part of a Central American wide agreement, governments acknowledged the human and environmental damage resulting from this fishery and committed to ban scuba diving for lobster by 2011. That was later extended to July 1, 2013 to allow ...


National Geographic

Guatemala high court annuls trial for ex-dictator

Guatemala high court annuls trial for ex-dictator: Guatemala's highest court later ordered the annulment of the human rights trial against one of Central America's former dictators, sending the landmark case back to square one.Sign being held by protesters that read in Spanish: 'We the Ixil people want ...

Insurers see big growth potential in Latin America

Insurers see big growth potential in Latin America: The Latin American market presents significant opportunities for growth, an American International Group Inc. senior executive said at a breakfast Tuesday during the Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc.'s annual conference in Los Angeles.

Asia, Latin America deals on deck in US high-grade market


Asia, Latin America deals on deck in US high-grade market

There are a few deals from Asia and Latin America already lined up to price Wednesday in the US high-grade bond market, which is currently at USD10.15bn in countable volume for the week. But market tone is fairly neutral this morning following a ...

Ceragon wins $8m South American follow-on order

Ceragon wins $8m South American follow-on order: "The expanded order for products and services from a premier operator is further validation of the vision we have for the Latin America region," said Ceragon president and CEO Ira Palti. "Increased backhaul density helps our customers deliver ...

Three Latin American countries collaborate on smart visa system

Three Latin American countries collaborate on smart visa system:
LIMA, Peru - Gathered today in Lima at the World Economic Forum's Travel & Tourism Summit, ministers of tourism and government representatives from the tourism sector of Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador have agreed to collaborate on the implementation of a ...


eTurboNews

Ceragon wins $8m South American follow-on order

Ceragon wins $8m South American follow-on order: Ceragon cites a report by GSMA, which predicts that mobile broadband connections in Latin America will exceed 150 million in early 2013, a fifth of the region's mobile subscriptions. In the Southern Cone, Uruguay and Paraguay are the only countries to ...

Global Manufacturing Data Cast Shadow Over Latin America Growth Forecasts

Global Manufacturing Data Cast Shadow Over Latin America Growth Forecasts: Just-released International Monetary Fund and United Nations forecasts of a rebound in Latin American economic growth this year already look dated, given the latest data out of Europe, the U.S. and especially China. If the euro zone is headed for no ...




7 dead in Colombia as FARC, government to resume talks - Business Recorder

7 dead in Colombia as FARC, government to resume talks - Business Recorder:
image BOGOTA: Five FARC militants, a policeman and a soldier were killed in recent days, authorities said Monday as peace talks aimed at ending the long-running conflict were set to resume. In the southern Caqueta department, five militants from the ...


Business Recorder (blog)

Demand for Smugglers Increases as Immigrants Head to Brazil


Demand for Smugglers Increases as Immigrants Head to Brazil

A market for human smugglers is growing in South America, as thousands of undocumented immigrants try to make it into Brazil, the BBC Mundo website reports. According to BBC Mundo, groups of human smugglers are now operating along an immigration ...

Marathon runner Stephen Heath raced for third time for charity Children with ...


Marathon runner Stephen Heath raced for third time for charity Children with ...

Stephen Heath, who works at The Brook on Broadwaters school for children with disabilities in Tottenham, ran the London Marathon on Sunday, hoping to raise at least £2,000 for charity Children with Cancer UK. Although the 59-year-old believes he is the ...

Oklahoma: Gay politician attacked by three men outside bar


Oklahoma: Gay politician attacked by three men outside bar

Police in Oklahoma are investigating an attack on one of the state's first openly gay politicians. Former county commissioner Jim Roth was assaulted outside the Grandad's bar in Oklahoma City earlier this month. “The victim was assaulted, he was not ...

Concern as number of mental health patients placed in private hospitals rises ...


Concern as number of mental health patients placed in private hospitals rises ...

Mental health trusts are spending millions of pounds placing growing numbers of patients in private services miles from their home, a Community Care investigation has revealed. Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act from 23 of the 58 mental ...

US Radio host: 'LGBT supporters are misleading millions and homosexuality ...


US Radio host: 'LGBT supporters are misleading millions and homosexuality ...

Harvey, of the anti-gay Mission America, made the claims during her daily bulletin, and suggested that people could change from being gay with God's help, drawing a comparison between gay people and those who wish to “repent” after having an abortion.

UK Suggests Overseeing Pound if Scotland Breaks Away


UK Suggests Overseeing Pound if Scotland Breaks Away

An independent Scotland would need to accept a degree of oversight on economic policy from London if it wished to keep the pound and enter a formal monetary union with the rest of the U.K., according to a U.K. Treasury report published Tuesday. Scots ...

UK Treasury Minister Says IMF Inconsistent on Austerity


UK Treasury Minister Says IMF Inconsistent on Austerity

If the U.K. opposes European financial rules, it is because it fears they could imperil the competitiveness of London and the EU as centers of global financial activity at a time when they are facing challenges from up-and-coming rivals in the Middle ...

UK police concerned by online anti-pedophile group


UK police concerned by online anti-pedophile group

LONDON — A British band of self-styled pedophile hunters has been ambushing men it believes are out to meet young girls, posting video of the confrontations to the Web in a tactic which has yielded arrests - but alarmed police. Letzgo Hunting says its ...

Government's plans to put new social housing tenants 'on probation' slammed


Government's plans to put new social housing tenants 'on probation' slammed

“At a time when some UK politicians have sought to stigmatise social housing tenants as scroungers and welfare cuts threaten families' ability to keep their home, Scotland's politicians have the opportunity to strike a different tone. “We believe it is ...

Independent Scotland 'would have control over rest of UK economy'


Independent Scotland 'would have control over rest of UK economy'

He said the people of the rest of the UK would be unwilling to grant a Scottish government a veto over its monetary policy, as the proposed currency union would entail. Launching a new report from the Treasury in Glasgow, Mr Osborne said: "The ...

For African women in the UK, formula feeding has a high social and personal cost


For African women in the UK, formula feeding has a high social and personal cost

Although most African women living with HIV in the UK do comply with medical recommendations to avoid breastfeeding, doing so comes at a high social and personal cost, according to qualitative research presented to the British HIV Association ...