Archive for September, 2012

California Governor Jerry Brown Signs SB 1172, Protecting LGBT Youth
By September 30, 2012 Read More →

California Governor Jerry Brown Signs SB 1172, Protecting LGBT Youth

Los Angeles – California Governor Jerry Brown made history today by signing a landmark bill that will protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth from psychological abuse by deceitful mental health professionals who falsely claim to be able to change their sexual orientation or gender expression. With Governor Brown’s signature, California becomes the first state […]

Rockaway HIV/AIDS Panel Brings Notables To The Ocean
By September 30, 2012 Read More →

Rockaway HIV/AIDS Panel Brings Notables To The Ocean

Seaside Community Hears From Dionne Warwick, Cheryl Wills, Roxanne Shante, On Epidemic By Nathan James This past Thursday, in the seaside hamlet of Far Rockaway in extreme southeastern Queens, the first annual Turning The Tide On AIDS forum was held at the Public Library on Central Avenue.  The talk, moderated by City Council candidate Ernest […]

Brazil Tries Natural Method to Eradicate Dengue
By September 29, 2012 Read More →

Brazil Tries Natural Method to Eradicate Dengue

By Fabiana Frayssinet RIO DE JANEIRO – Scientists in Brazil announced the start of experiments with an “innocuous, self-sustainable” method to fight transmission of the dengue virus by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, using a bacterium that is naturally occurring in nature. “We are looking at the possibility of a control method that has a challenging […]

New Roadmap for NGOs in Haiti Aims to “Weed Out Bad Apples”
By September 29, 2012 Read More →

New Roadmap for NGOs in Haiti Aims to “Weed Out Bad Apples”

By Becky Bergdahl UNITED NATIONS – Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and representatives from more than 50 non-governmental organisations, including actor-activist Sean Penn, met in New York on Monday to present a new roadmap for humanitarian aid in the country. “It is gonna help the NGOs, the serious NGOs, and it is gonna weed out […]

Clinton Global Initiative Embraces NGOs
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Clinton Global Initiative Embraces NGOs

By Joe DeCapua The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is holding its annual meeting (9/23-25) in New York with heads of state, business leaders, philanthropists and representatives from NGOs. Founded in 2005 by former President Bill Clinton, the Initiative’s goal is to find creative solutions to major problems John Bryant, a founding member of the Clinton […]

Glaucoma, A Stealth Disease And Major Cause of Blindness
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Glaucoma, A Stealth Disease And Major Cause of Blindness

By Carol Pearson Glaucoma is a major cause of blindness around the world, but especially in developing countries. The World Health Organization says glaucoma is a greater public health challenge than cataracts, because the blindness caused by glaucoma is permanent. If you think you are not at risk for glaucoma, think again. Glaucoma is a […]

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Romney Campaign Suffers New Blow Ahead of First Debate
By September 29, 2012 Read More →

Romney Campaign Suffers New Blow Ahead of First Debate

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was campaigning in the battleground state of Pennsylvania Friday as news that President Barack Obama had presided over net job growth derailed one of the Republican candidate’s key talking points. The former Massachusetts governor has repeatedly criticized Obama’s handling of the economy, claiming the nation has lost hundreds of […]

Corrie Sanders: Zimbabweans held over boxer’s murder
By September 29, 2012 Read More →

Corrie Sanders: Zimbabweans held over boxer’s murder

South African police have arrested three Zimbabweans in connection with the murder of former heavyweight world boxing champion Corrie Sanders. The 46-year-old South African boxer was shot during an armed robbery while attending a family celebration over the weekend near the capital, Pretoria. Police said goods stolen during the robbery, including a mobile phone, hand […]

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Nigeria suspends Hajj flights over women deportation
By September 29, 2012 Read More →

Nigeria suspends Hajj flights over women deportation

Nigeria has suspended all Hajj flights to Saudi Arabia after the authorities there deported more than 170 women who had arrived without a male escort. About 1,000 Nigerian women intending to make the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca have been detained since Sunday. A Nigerian government delegation is going to Saudi Arabia to complain. There has […]

Kenya athletics doping claims probed
By September 29, 2012 Read More →

Kenya athletics doping claims probed

Kenya’s athletics authorities say they are investigating allegations of widespread doping in the country. There have been media allegations that doctors had given banned substances to runners at a high-altitude Rift Valley training base. In June, distance runner Mathew Kisorio failed a drugs test at Kenya’s national championships and said doping was rife. Athletics Kenya […]