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miércoles, 8 de mayo de 2013

IFS links rising child poverty to benefit reforms

IFS links rising child poverty to benefit reforms: By the end of the decade, relative child poverty is expected to stand at 23.5% and absolute child poverty at 27.2%. This exceeds targets set out in the Child Poverty Act 2010 which aim to see relative child poverty at 10% and absolute child poverty at 5%.

Ally of slain politician suspects political motive

Ally of slain politician suspects political motive: WILLEMSTAD, Curacao A close ally of a charismatic but divisive politician killed by two assailants in Curacao said he believes the lawmaker was slain in some sort of politically motivated attack on the Dutch Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela.

Chile students stage big protest demanding education reform - Montreal Gazette


Chile students stage big protest demanding education reform - Montreal Gazette

SANTIAGO, Chile - Thousands of Chilean students are staging protests demanding free education. Wednesday's march has been peaceful, with students waving flags, chanting slogans and dancing in the streets. But police are beginning to clash with small ...

Venezuela adds Brazilian drama

Venezuela adds Brazilian drama: NEWS BRIEF: A broadcaster in Venezuela has picked up two telenovelas – The Life We Lead and Brazil Avenue – from Brazilian broadcaster and distributor Globo TV. Venevision Plus, which belongs to the Cisneros Group, will air the two dramas later this ...

Aristide goes before Haitian judge to give evidence in murder case

Aristide goes before Haitian judge to give evidence in murder case: PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide appeared in public for the first time since returning from exile more than two years ago as he arrived at court on Wednesday to testify about the assassination more than a ...

An inexpensive way to reduce child poverty

An inexpensive way to reduce child poverty: Poverty has been stubbornly persistent in Canada for the generation raising young kids. Ten per cent of families headed by 25 to 34 year olds were poor in 1976. Today, the rate is around 12 per cent. If we want to reduce child ...

Rising child poverty in the UK makes us all poorer

Rising child poverty in the UK makes us all poorer:
The Child Poverty Act of 2010 holds the government accountable for reducing child poverty. On Wednesday, new figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies show that not only are they failing to do so, the numbers of children living in poverty will ...


The Guardian

Elderly Sikh man brutally thrashed in US

Elderly Sikh man brutally thrashed in US: An elderly Sikh man was brutally beaten outside a gurudwara in Fresno, California on Sunday in a possible case of hate crime. The alleged assailant has been arrested. Piara Singh, 81, was beaten outside the Nanaksar Sikh Temple, where he worked as a ...

Dzokhar Tsarnaev and the Death Penalty

Dzokhar Tsarnaev and the Death Penalty: Foes of capital punishment foes like to point to such developments as proof of America's ineluctable retreat from the death penalty. News accounts of declining public support for executing murderers have become something of a yearly tradition. Anti ...




California cities can ban pot dispensaries

California cities can ban pot dispensaries: "I kind of look at the gay community. I mean, they had lost all these elections on gay marriage, 40 states and this kind of stuff, but they didn't give up," Swerdlow said as medical marijuana activists gathered at the state Capitol to lobby lawmakers ...

Least bad option is to close Gitmo

Least bad option is to close Gitmo: Some of the detainees — most of whom came from the Middle East — were anxious to harm America when captured. Even those that were wrongly imprisoned have had more than a dozen years to dwell on the injustice. Returning prisoners to their home ...

More NFL Stars Express Support For Jason Collins

More NFL Stars Express Support For Jason Collins: jason collins The positive response to Jason Collins' decision to live openly as a gay man continues with NFL star and former New York Giants player Tiki Barber and Cleveland Browns' Shayne Graham both offering strong support for their fellow pro athlete.

Los Angeles Boy Scout group calls for welcoming gay adults

Los Angeles Boy Scout group calls for welcoming gay adults: In issuing its declaration on Tuesday urging a "true and authentic inclusion policy," the Los Angeles group joined at least two branches in New York state that have pushed for allowing gays to work as troop leaders or staff members. The Boy Scouts of ...




Gay Adoption Bill Pushed By Lawmakers, Families - Huffington Post

Gay Adoption Bill Pushed By Lawmakers, Families - Huffington Post: WASHINGTON -- Philip McAdoo and his partner Sean Cavenaugh talked about starting a family on their very first date, at a barbecue joint in New York City. Both men had been ready to leave New York, and they talked about moving to the suburbs to raise a ...

Billboards removed in Greeley that used Native-Americans to promote gun rights

Billboards removed in Greeley that used Native-Americans to promote gun rights: GREELEY — The anonymous residents behind two Greeley billboards that drew criticism and support for their depiction of Native Americans and a pro-gun rights message did not renew their lease, and the images have been replaced with blank space.




Cuba-Brazil a Growing Relationship

Cuba-Brazil a Growing Relationship: Coinciding with the Cuban's visit to Brasilia, President Raul Castro welcomed, but in Havana, Fernando Pimentel, Brazilian Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, who traveled to the island on a working visit. In both encounters both the ...

Cities Of The Future, Built By Drones, Bacteria, And 3-D Printers

Cities Of The Future, Built By Drones, Bacteria, And 3-D Printers: There's also the occasional built-from-scratch Brasilia. So, some people might build a city like this in some central-planned, high-tech rush, before realizing that urban drones, bacteria, and 3DPrinters are fated to become as old-fashioned and pokey ...




'Crazy Talk': How We Characterize Mental Illness

'Crazy Talk': How We Characterize Mental Illness:
As a writer, an editor, and an advocate for people affected by mental illness, I was deeply encouraged to learn of a new entry in the Associated Press Stylebook, offering guidelines on how to describe and characterize mental illness. As the definitive ...


ChristianityToday.com

Cuban agent starts process for surrender of US citizenship - Gulf Times


Cuban agent starts process for surrender of US citizenship - Gulf Times

A Cuban agent who served 13 years behind bars in the US for his role in an espionage ring began the process of renouncing his US citizenship on so he can stay in Cuba. Rene Gonzalez was one of five men convicted in a controversial 2001 ...

Catholics in Puerto Rico rally around archbishop, amid reports he asked to resign


Catholics in Puerto Rico rally around archbishop, amid reports he asked to resign

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Catholics in Puerto Rico are rallying around an archbishop who is reportedly under pressure from the Vatican to resign. Roberto Gonzalez Nieves has not confirmed that he is being asked to step down as leader of the Catholic ...

Puerto Rico: Amnesty urges lawmakers to take 'historic' steps to protect LGBT ...


Puerto Rico: Amnesty urges lawmakers to take 'historic' steps to protect LGBT ...

Amnesty International is urging lawmakers in Puerto Rico to end discrimination against LGBT people, as two bills are due for debate this week. Back in January, both the House and Senate in the country, agreed to debate the two bills, which aim to ...

Puerto Rico: Amnesty urges lawmakers to take 'historic' steps to protect LGBT ...


Puerto Rico: Amnesty urges lawmakers to take 'historic' steps to protect LGBT ...

Amnesty International is urging lawmakers in Puerto Rico to end discrimination against LGBT people, as two bills are due for debate this week. Back in January, both the House and Senate in the country, agreed to debate the two bills, which aim to ...

Chilean social entrepreneur saves families money by taking detergent out of ...


Chilean social entrepreneur saves families money by taking detergent out of ...

 For people in a poor neighborhood of Santiago, Chile, money can be so tight that it's a hardship to buy something as basic as a box of laundry detergent. They often wind up buying laundry soap in small packets, which ultimately costs them more.

Rallies held against US private prisons

Rallies held against US private prisons:
As the Correction's Corporation of America (CCA)-the nation's oldest and largest private prison operator-rings in a hallmark anniversary, protesters Tuesday rallied in Washington DC to declare that there is nothing to celebrate about "30 years of ...


Press TV

Being gay in America: a 50-year love story

Being gay in America: a 50-year love story:
Jack Bird (R) smells a rose picked by his husband John Darby at their home in San Francisco, California on May 2, 2013. The love between Darby and Bird has been on solid ground for more than half a century. It is the social landscape around the gay ...


FRANCE 24