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2008-08-26 15:01:06

The Waikato Management School in collaboration with Oxfam is hosting a public forum featuring Duncan Green, head of research at Oxfam Great Britain and author of From Poverty to Power. Mr Green will provide insights into the massive human and economic costs of inequality and poverty, and propose realistic solutions in the context of climate change, trade and food security. The free event will be held on Tuesday, September 2, between noon and 1.30pm in Room MSB 1.01 at the University of...

2008-08-11 00:00:13

By Sophie Morris NEW MEDIA CHARITIES Whether it's an online soap opera or cutting- edge film, Sophie Morris reports on how web-savvy charities are using the net to raise funds Kroo Bay has everything you would expect from an online soap opera. The cross-generational cast of characters stretches from grandmother Elizabeth down to Madlyn, aged seven, and her big brother Chris. There is the town's football team, as well as Double K, a good-looking reggae duo who are working on their second...

2008-08-01 12:01:03

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With rising gas prices and global instability wreaking havoc on the oil industry around the world, international agency Oxfam America welcomes Senator Charles Schumer's (D-NY) introduction of key legislation aimed at reducing corruption and insecurity in the oil, gas, and mining industries. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO ) The Extractive Industry Transparency Disclosure (EITD) Act of 2008 (S. 3389) introduced...

2008-07-25 18:00:39

HOLLYWOOD actor Colin Firth, pictured, is among fellow thespians, writers and musicians who are today backing a charity drive to fight starvation in East Africa. Oxfam is appealing for funds to expand the emergency response in Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea and northern Kenya. (c) 2008 Evening Chronicle - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-14 12:01:00

By Will Tucker OVER the past two months Oxfam campaigners in Coventry have collected hundreds of people's wishes to end poverty. These wishes were for G8 leaders meeting in Japan, asking them to take urgent action now on global poverty. They called for more and better aid, stronger support for health systems and a strong climate deal to reduce carbon emissions and increase support for people suffering the effects of climate change. The G8 leaders finally decided to restate the promise...

2006-07-23 18:11:07

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI (Reuters) - Food emergencies in Africa are occurring three times more often now than in the mid-1980s, but the global response to famine continues to be "too little, too late," the international aid agency Oxfam said on Monday. Conflict, AIDS and climate change are all exacerbating food shortages for sub-Saharan Africa's 750 million people, with innovative solutions and massive long-term support needed to break the cycle, the British-based group added in a...

2006-06-21 11:29:18

By William Schomberg VIENNA (Reuters) - President Bush and European Union leaders said on Wednesday a long-delayed world trade deal was still possible despite deep transatlantic differences over who should make the next move. "The point is we are committed to a successful (trade) round and it is going to take hard work," Bush told reporters after what he said were "very frank" talks on trade at an EU-U.S. summit. "My view is we cannot let this round fail." The World Trade...

2006-06-14 19:12:03

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Up to 14 billion bullets are made globally every year, enough to shoot every person on the planet twice, aid agency Oxfam said on Thursday in a report urging tougher controls on small arms. As the United Nations prepares to meet in New York on June 26 to wrangle over regulating the trade in guns and ammunition, Oxfam said lax controls meant millions of bullets ended up in war zones and in the hands of human rights abusers. And nowhere was this...

2006-05-13 02:13:52

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Rich countries are not giving enough money to help fight a humanitarian crisis in Congo, where more than 1,000 people die daily from violence, hunger and disease, an international charity said on Saturday. Oxfam International said donors had committed only $94 million of the $682 million needed for a Humanitarian Action Plan for Democratic Republic of Congo launched by the United Nations, the Red Cross and aid agencies in February. But donors had invested more...

2006-04-27 11:10:09

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - Developing countries should walk away from any World Trade Organization (WTO) pact without big changes to make it more favourable to them, British aid agency Oxfam said on Thursday. With WTO free trade talks struggling, Oxfam said rich states were not offering deep enough cuts in farm subsidies and tariffs, but were still trying to force sweeping concessions from developing nations on industrial tariffs and services. The Doha Development...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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