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2005-07-03 14:35:13

By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Few Africans watched thestar-studded Live 8 gigs meant to highlight their plight butmany said on Sunday any bid to relieve poverty was welcome --even faraway rock concerts performed for rich whites. Up to 2 billion people watched broadcasts of Saturday'sLive 8 concerts, performed on four continents to help drawattention to poverty in Africa and press the world's mostpowerful leaders to cancel debt, boost aid and scrap unfairtrade barriers. Yet...

2005-06-30 18:26:59

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - Britain called last-ditch talks onThursday to hammer out an agreed agenda for next week's Groupof Eight summit and welcomed Washington's announcement that itwould double aid to Africa over the next decade. But aid agencies dismissed the sums as paltry and PrimeMinister Tony Blair's twin goals of massively boosting help forthe world's poorest continent and agreeing a strategy to tackleclimate change continued to look elusive. As part of an effort to...

2005-07-03 00:10:17

By Claudia Parsons and Paul Majendie PHILADELPHIA/LONDON (Reuters) - More than a million peoplegathered in cities across the world on Saturday for Live 8, thebiggest music concert ever held to pressure rich nations to domore for the poor. As the gigs wound down, organizers turned their thoughts toWednesday when the leaders of the Group of Eight industrializednations meet in Scotland to discuss aid to Africa. Live 8 coordinator Bob Geldof urged 200,000 fans inLondon's Hyde Park to demand...

2005-07-02 21:50:35

By Claudia Parsons and Paul Majendie PHILADELPHIA/LONDON (Reuters) - More than a million peoplegathered in cities across the world on Saturday for Live 8, thebiggest music concert ever held to pressure rich nations to domore for the poor. The largest gig was in Philadelphia, where organizers saidup to 1 million people crammed the streets, with people poweron display at 10 separate concerts across four continents. In London, Irish rocker Bob Geldof urged 200,000 fans tocry "No more...

2005-07-02 14:14:44

By Paul Majendie and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Paul McCartney and U2's Bono fired up ahuge London crowd with "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts ClubBand" on Saturday for the anti-poverty crusade, Live 8, thebiggest music event ever staged. Starting the show with the familiar lyrics: "It was 20years ago today," ex-Beatle McCartney harked straight back tothe 1985 Live Aid concerts. Back then, a new standard in fund-raising was achieved byorganizer Bob Geldof to help the victims of...

2005-07-02 12:37:51

By David Dolan TOKYO (Reuters) - Icelandic singer Bjork rocked Tokyo onSaturday, kicking off the biggest live music show in historywhich aims to pressure world leaders to do more to fightpoverty. Live 8, an expanded version of the Live Aid sensation of 20years ago, will take in 10 cities and four continents and endin North America. Organizer Bob Geldof wants to harness peoplepower to push for political change. Dozens of pop legends, including Paul McCartney, Madonnaand Stevie Wonder, will...

2005-07-02 11:38:57

By David Dolan TOKYO (Reuters) - What has been billed as the greatestmusic show ever kicked off in Tokyo on Saturday, as the firstin a galaxy of rock stars took to the stage in a global eventaimed at pushing world leaders to do more to help the poor. Live 8, an expanded version of the Live Aid sensation 20years ago, will take in 10 cities and four continents, startingin Tokyo in the east and ending in North America in the west. "We're here today to make poverty history," singer...

2005-07-01 18:14:44

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Final preparations were under way onFriday for what organizers promised would be the greatest musicshow on Earth, with pop stars leaving their egos backstage toraise awareness of poverty in Africa. Irish rocker and organizer Bob Geldof believes Saturday'sLive 8 event will eclipse Live Aid 20 years ago, when 1.5billion people tuned in to see the likes of U2, David Bowie andMick Jagger perform to raise money for Ethiopia's famine. This time it is...

2005-06-29 13:09:55

By Andrew Gray LONDON (Reuters) - Last time they wanted to feed the world,this time they want to change it. The 10 Live 8 concerts around the globe this Saturday taketheir inspiration from the Live Aid gigs 20 years ago whichraised over $100 million for famine relief in Africa -- anachievement widely hailed at the time. The aims of organizer Bob Geldof and his fellow campaignersare more ambitious now. The Irish rock singer'sexpletive-peppered appeals for money have been replaced by acall...

2005-06-27 13:57:06

By Mark Egan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Buddy, we gave already. Live 8 concert organizers want to spur a global groundswellof support for African debt relief, but experts say the biggestchallenge in the United States is changing entrenchedperceptions that it is the world's most generous country. Polls over the last decade show most Americans believe 10percent of the federal budget is spent on humanitarian andeconomic aid for the world's poor and that America gives morethan any other country....


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.