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viernes, 28 de junio de 2013

African-American History Exhibits On Display In DC's National Gallery

African-American History Exhibits On Display In DC's National Gallery: WASHINGTON -- More than 150 years of African-American history from slavery to civil rights and contemporary suburban life are in focus in two new exhibitions opening in the nation's capital. The National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Art ...

US aid for Haiti falls short of promises

US aid for Haiti falls short of promises: Some of the key US-funded projects to help Haiti recover from the 2010 earthquake have been disappointingly delayed and drastically scaled down, a US government watchdog has found. US development agency USAid is spending millions of dollars to ...

Welcoming gay marriage, as Americans and Jews

Welcoming gay marriage, as Americans and Jews: American Jews went through a stunning change in attitudes to become the strongest supporters of same-sex marriage and legal equality for gays and lesbians of any U.S. religious or ethnic group - in just two decades.

Violent clashes in Chile

Violent clashes in Chile: Violent clashes in Chile. Protesters run holding Molotov cocktails to throw at police in violent clashes during the student demonstration in Santiago, Chile. AP. Protesters look for relief from the clouds of tear gas during the demonstration in ...

More African American women in Delaware choosing natural hair over ...

More African American women in Delaware choosing natural hair over ...

Our hair says a lot about us. It can be a fashion statement. It can be a political statement. For African-American men and women there has been a conflict about hair. That could be changing. According to a study in 2011, there was a 36 percent increase ...

Haiti - Education : Violent Demonstration in Port-au-Prince

Haiti - Education : Violent Demonstration in Port-au-Prince: On Thursday, angry students taken the streets to protest against a decision taken last week by the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of the State University of Haiti (UEH), concerning an increase in registration fees to 1,000 Gourdes (500 Gourdes ...

Puerto Rico Rolling Out The Welcome Mat For Millionaires

Puerto Rico Rolling Out The Welcome Mat For Millionaires: For Baco and the Puerto Rican government, the benefits of injecting more rich people into the island are clear. "We are a poor island, and this is our way of developing [and] developing employment in Puerto Rico. We are very serious about that," he says.

Venezuela finds plane carrying fashion dynasty's scion

Venezuela finds plane carrying fashion dynasty's scion

Caracas, June 28 (IANS/EFE) The Venezuelan government announced Thursday that the wreckage of a small plane that went missing in January with the oldest son of Italian fashion designer Ottavio Missoni aboard has been found. "The missing aircraft ...

Pre-Existing Insomnia Linked to Mental Disorders After Military Deployment

Pre-Existing Insomnia Linked to Mental Disorders After Military Deployment

Soldiers who have troubles sleeping before their deployments may be at greater risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety once they return home. A new study, published in the journal SLEEP, found that pre-existing ...

Marriage ruling could make America more Christian

Marriage ruling could make America more Christian: Historically, faith and religion justified colonialism, anti-Semitism, the earth's flat surface, execution of women as witches, racial segregation, preventing women from voting, and forced relocation of Native American tribes, among other things. If ...

Finance chief warns that loss of £17m in grants could mean 'hungry children on ...

Finance chief warns that loss of £17m in grants could mean 'hungry children on ...

TOWN hall finance boss Councillor Richard Watts warned this week of growing poverty and the prospect of “hungry children on the streets of Islington” as a result of the latest round of governments cuts. Islington Council is expecting to be hit by a ..

Nike executives talk about Brazil's potential, nation's safety ...

Nike executives talk about Brazil's potential, nation's safety ...: During Thursday's conference call, a stock analyst asks executives for their reaction to the unrest that has erupted in the host nation of the 2014 World Cup, 2016 Summer Olympics.

Brazil: In the throes of reform

Brazil: In the throes of reform: All of a sudden, Brazilian parliamentarians are brushing the dust off of policy reform proposals that got bogged down in congress 15 years ago. Through citizen referenda, the population is supposed to better participate in political decisions, while ...

New Koleos unwrapped in Buenos Aires

New Koleos unwrapped in Buenos Aires: THE wraps came off the New Renault Koleos at the sixth International Buenos Aires Motor Show. It has been acclaimed for the travelling comfort it delivers, as well as its extensive equipment package and all-terrain ability, Renault's SUV now also ...

Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group: Following Anthony Daniels' article “Food Banks are simply feeding the problem” (Jun 1, 2013), the Telegraph has been asked to make clear that the charitable aims of the Child Poverty Action Group are to raise awareness, influence policy and help ...

Businesses in the wedding industry hope to benefit from gay marriage ruling

Businesses in the wedding industry hope to benefit from gay marriage ruling: In 2008, as the nation's economy slid into the worst downturn since the Great Depression, gay weddings helped keep Take The Cakes bakery in Pasadena afloat. For about six months that year, same-sex marriage was legal in California, leading to about ...

Supreme Court gay marriage ruling raises questions for California initiative ...

Supreme Court gay marriage ruling raises questions for California initiative ...: The question gained resonance Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that proponents of Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, had no standing to pursue their appeal once California officials declined to defend the ...

Why Did These Sex Traffickers Only Get A Slap on the Wrist?

Why Did These Sex Traffickers Only Get A Slap on the Wrist?: Take, for example, the following men who have all been convicted of running separate trafficking rings within in the last few months, using mostly women smuggled from Latin America. All five men only received approximately three years in prison each:.

In California, Opening the Door to Gay Marriage and Wedding Destinations

In California, Opening the Door to Gay Marriage and Wedding Destinations

California, where gay marriages are expected to resume this summer, may see a similar windfall. The Williams Institute at the law school of the University of California, Los Angeles, estimates that over the next three years 37,000 California same-sex ...

Dancer celebrates Native American heritage

Dancer celebrates Native American heritage: Hoop Dancing is a healing dance in the Native American culture. Tyra has been hoop dancing since she was 7 years old. She has performed in four national competitions in Arizona and also enjoys dancing at local events. To read more about Tyra Johns ...

Ecuador snubs US blackmail on Snowden, offers Human Rights Training

Ecuador snubs US blackmail on Snowden, offers Human Rights Training: Friday, 28 June 2013. Ecuador renounced trade benefits which the US threatened to revoke over the Latin American country's consideration of harboring NSA leaker Edward Snowden. It offered $23 million a year to fund human rights education for Americans ...

Neil Macdonald: Republican response on gay marriage a spectacular display of ...

Neil Macdonald: Republican response on gay marriage a spectacular display of ...: Shortly after the Supreme Court issued what amounted to a judicial declaration of equality for gay Americans wishing to marry, Boehner issued a short, restrained statement. He expressed disappointment in the decision — Republicans want marriage ...

Brady 'continues to suffer mental disorder'

Brady 'continues to suffer mental disorder': He said: "The tribunal has concluded that Mr Ian Stewart Brady continues to suffer from a mental disorder which is of a nature and degree which makes it appropriate for him to continue to receive medical treatment and that it is necessary for his ...

How Your Mental Health May Be Impacting Your Career

How Your Mental Health May Be Impacting Your Career: In the U.S., people with a mental illness are two to three times more likely to be unemployed, and their employment rate is 15 percentage points lower than for those without mental health problems. They are also more likely to call-in sick, often for ...

Gay rights or civil rights, the struggle is American

Gay rights or civil rights, the struggle is American: Like many Americans, I wake up everyday and turn on my favorite morning television program (Morning Joe, of course!) to make sure I didn't “miss anything” while I slept. Luckily, the world didn't change much Wednesday but I did arise yesterday morning ...