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2013-07-15 23:02:12

Determined to counter drug abuse in their country, members of the Church of Scientology Missions of Kaohsiung and Taichung promoted drug-free living on United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 Volunteers of the Church of Scientology Missions of Kaohsiung and Taichung marked United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with activities aimed at countering drug abuse by helping youth learn...

2013-07-14 23:01:58

A recent report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reveals sharply increasing rates of obesity in developing countries such as Mexico. For Children’s Obesity Fund co-founders Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, these new facts confirm the importance of nutrition education programs to fight the global obesity epidemic. Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) July 14, 2013 The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization recently reported in “The State of Food and...

2013-07-12 23:00:59

In observance of United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, volunteers from the Brussels branch of the Churches of Scientology for Europe dedicated a week to drug prevention activities. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 In the European Union, an estimated 5 percent of youth ages 15-24 have experimented with one or more designer drugs according to the World Drug Report released June 26—a grave situation that Scientologists in Belgium, the de facto...

2013-07-07 23:00:32

A team of volunteers from the Church of Scientology Sydney got the jump on United Nations Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking through a street event helping hundreds of people learn the truth about drugs. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 07, 2013 A week before the June 26 official date of the United Nations Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, a team of volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Sydney began distributing copies of The Truth About Drugs booklets to...

UN Report Hottest Decade In History
2013-07-03 13:39:34

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Regardless of whether it was caused by human activity or not, the United Nations is reporting the last decade was the warmest on record in both hemispheres for both land and sea. According to an official report from the UNs World Meteorological Organization (WMO), land and sea temperatures averaged 58 degrees Fahrenheit - compared to the long term average of 57.2 F based on data going back to 1881. The report also noted the...

2013-07-02 23:19:57

International discussion platform G-Global invites interested contributors worldwide to collaborate on discovering anti-crisis solutions that will strengthen and better integrate a world economy facing unique, 21st-century challenges. Astana, Kazakhstan (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Beginning July 1, 2013, international discussion platform G-Global will oversee project starts for the upcoming VII Astana Economic Forum (AEF) and concurrently running II World Anti-Crisis Conference (WAC). Research...

2013-06-28 23:18:48

UNICEF to establish New Innovation Lab at Singularity University Campus Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Singularity University (SU) and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have announced a new partnership to create transformative technologies that will save and improve the lives of the most vulnerable children and women in developing countries. SU and UNICEF will work together to find sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in the areas of nutrition, water, energy,...

2013-06-27 23:53:42

The Global Justice Center lauds the Security Council for passing Resolution 2106 on June 24, 2013. This marks the first time a Security Council Resolution explicitly calls for UN entities and donor countries to provide “non-discriminatory and comprehensive health services, including sexual and reproductive health,” representing a significant milestone for girls and women impregnated through war rape. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 24, 2013 [NEW YORK,...


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Earth Day
2012-04-23 12:12:49

Earth Day is a day early each year on which events are held to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. It is now coordinated worldwide through the Earth Day Network, founded by Dennis Hayes, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. The United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day in 2009, and will continue to be held each year on April 22 through at least 2015. The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly...

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Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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