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Film ‘Margarita With A Straw’ – Unexpected Brilliance – From India

New York, N.Y.  The film Margarita With A Straw is so unexpectedly brilliant, on so many levels, that I was completely mesmerized. Focused on taboo within taboo, the fragility of our collective human condition and the joy and possibility of life, the film is required viewing. Not knowing as much about Indian cinema as I […]

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Role of Young People, Technology in Future Development Agenda

Seoul, S. Korea.  Continuing his official visit to Republic of Korea, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at two forums today highlighted the importance of youth, education and information communication technologies (ICTs) in shaping the future sustainable development agenda. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the Seoul Digital Forum. U.N. Photo/Evan Schneider. “Data is the new oil. Data […]

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Fountain House Symposium Takes On Schizophrenia

New York, N.Y.  I’m interested in mental health issues, but I’m not a physician and have no medical training. That’s why I look forward to the annual Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon, where cutting-edge information is presented by top-drawer experts in terms accessible to a lay audience. Panelists Peter Weiden, M.D., Nancy Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., […]

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Unlocking Wind Power Across America – from the White House

Washington, D.C.  Now available in 39 states, wind power has emerged as an important source of American clean energy – and there’s potential for even more. Today, the Energy Department released a new report – Enabling Wind Power Nationwide  – that shows how the next generation of wind turbines can help expand wind power in […]

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U.N.: Violence Against Women and Girls ‘Shames Every Society’

New York, N.Y.  Voicing concern over the continued killing of women and girls, the United Nations anti-crime chief today issued a strong call to end such acts, as well as to unravel the gender at the heart of the “dreadful daily experiences of violence” that blight so many of their lives. Hundreds of thousands of […]

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Concert to Celebrate Diversity with World Heritage Cultural Center

“I kind of view everybody like a rainbow. Everybody on the planet has all the colors of the rainbow inside.” – Actress Alexia Fast Danbury, CT.  The World Heritage Cultural Center (WHCC), soon to open its new offices and studios at 155 Main Street, Danbury, CT, will celebrate diversity and recognize leading individuals, partnerships, or organizations […]

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Artists Against Malnutrition Show and Auction

New York, N.Y.  Sixty-five international artists have donated their work to the Hellenic Relief Foundation to combat malnutrition among the poorest children in Thessaloniki, Greece. The show is exhibited at the gallery of Tucker Robbins, eco-design leader and founder of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, and his colleague Cliff Young at their galleries in the New […]

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Celebrities, U.S. Government Support Combating Wildlife Trafficking

Five Things to You Need to Know about Wildlife Trafficking and How to Address the Problem.

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Foundation to Award Networking Star at Social Event

New York, N.Y.  A New York City business and philanthropic leader will receive the J. Luce Foundation’s Global Adviser Award on May 19 at a networking event for established professionals supporting children with cancer in the Steelcase offices on Columbus Circle. Sloane Marcus, Vice President, and Jeff Buffum, founder, at last fall’s Angel Compass Network […]

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Victor de Souza and American Pharaoh are Both Winners

New York, N.Y.  Daniela Zahradnikova, co-creator of Space Sixteen couldn’t help but glow with delight as she watched her vision for the newly opened store, Space Sixteen, located at 311 West Broadway in New York City’s trendy Soho district come to fruition once again. It was a pleasure for me to co-host this event for […]

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