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2011-03-30 16:25:00

NEW YORK, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Friends Without A Border (Friends) announces that its 9th Annual Gala will take place on Thursday, April 14, 2011 (6 to 9:30 p.m.) at Espace, 635 West 42nd St., New York City. Celebrated writer Nicholas Kristof will present the inaugural Healing Cambodia Award to humanitarian Bernard Krisher. Based in New York, with chapters in Canada, Japan, and France, Friends is a 501(c)(3) organization which raises awareness and funds to support...

2011-03-23 07:30:00

HARTFORD, Conn., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is recognizing the 200th birthday of its namesake by honoring Half the Sky authors Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn with the inaugural Stowe Prize. Developed in honor of Harriet Beecher Stowe and the impact she made with Uncle Tom's Cabin, the Stowe Prize recognizes writing that targets social justice issues. Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, changed how Americans thought about slavery in the mid-1800s,...

2009-08-25 12:51:00

"Half the Sky" highlights the 'stunning difference' made by Tostan in massive movement to end female genital cutting in West Africa NEW YORK, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is proud to congratulate its grantee Tostan, which is the focus of a chapter in acclaimed journalist Nicholas Kristof's and author Sheryl WuDunn's upcoming book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Over the course of two decades, Senegal-based...

2008-08-25 09:00:49

By Nicholas D. Kristof What makes the news from China is usually the bad news: the arrests, the raided churches, the blocked Internet sites, the overzealous security goons. That's the way journalism works - we cover planes that crash, not those that land. Yet the underlying trend in recent years is the opposite. For all the continuing repression, Chinese live far freer lives now than when I lived in Beijing in the 1980s and '90s. Ordinary citizens can now easily travel abroad, choose...

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2006-06-21 16:41:23

BEIJING -- A New York Times columnist has created Chinese-language blogs on two of China's most popular Web portals to test the limits of the Internet in China -- but one of them could not be accessed on Wednesday. In new blogs on Sohu and Sina, Nicholas Kristof denounced the imprisonment of his Chinese colleague, Zhao Yan, and called for President Hu Jintao to set an example in the fight against corruption by disclosing his financial assets. He also mentioned Falun Gong, a...

2006-03-27 10:44:15

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday allowed former U.S. Army scientist Steven Hatfill to proceed with his libel lawsuit against The New York Times Co. over columns he said implicated him in the 2001 anthrax killings. The justices refused to review a U.S. appeals court ruling that reinstated the lawsuit, which claimed that columns by Nicholas Kristof published by the newspaper in 2002 defamed Hatfill and caused him emotional distress. Hatfill, a...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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