Tag Archives: New York

Indian Award-Winning Documentary ‘Daughters of Mother India’ – Jarring Wake-Up Call for Men Like Me

With Jitin Hingorani. New York, N.Y.  While living and working in my comfortable American cocoon in December of 2012, I vaguely remember hearing about an Indian girl named Jyoti Singh Pandey, who was brutally gang-raped on a Delhi bus with a metal rod. My immediate reaction was: “Poor girl… what is happening to my country […]

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The Fight Against Meningitis, a Vaccine-Preventable Disease

New York, N.Y.   The annual National Meningitis Association (NMA) Give Kids a Shot Gala was once again an emotion filled evening and a stellar success in aiding in the fight against meningitis, a potentially vaccine preventable disease. The Pierre was the stunning setting for this year’s event as hundreds of New York’s notables turned out […]

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E-Books Students Can Read For Free, Like Sherlock Holmes

Washington, D.C.  President Obama joined students at Anacostia Neighborhood  Library in Southeast Washington, D.C. yesterday to announce a plan to give low-income children access to 10,000 e-books. As a part of Discovery Education’s “Of the People” webinar series, students asked the President questions about his favorite books, how books have influenced his life, and the importance of […]

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New York Yankees Opening Day 2015: Video & Pics

New York, N.Y. As I drove to the stadium April 6th, in anticipation of Opening Day of the New York Yankees 2015 Season, I felt a bittersweet mixture of excitement and remorse, realizing that Derek Jeter would not be there. Like many fans, I always made sure to watch the Captain at bat and enjoyed […]

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True Love Found Through Helping Humanity, Together

By Jim Luce with Mitzi Perdue. Name a person who wouldn’t like to find true love and a soul mate? Lorraine Silvetz nee Cancro and her new husband, Dr. Robert Silvetz are among the lucky ones who’ve done just that, but who could have guessed what it took for them to find each other? True […]

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True Love at Last: The Cancro-Silvetz Wedding

By Mitzi Perdue, edited by Jim Luce. Huntington, N.Y.  Lorraine Silvetz, formerly Lorraine Cancro, didn’t use Match.com or another Internet dating site to find the love of her life. Instead, she found her husband and soul mate when she was looking for something entirely different, the quest to help relieve the suffering of those experiencing […]

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Human Rights Day: U.N. Declaration’s 20th Anniversary

New York, N.Y.  Honoring human rights activism, including the legacy of Nelson Mandela, senior UN officials today mark Human Rights Day calling for greater political will and resources to implement laws and standards designed to promote and protect the rights and dignity of all people everywhere. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the UN Human Rights […]

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Int’l. Volunteer Day: Ban Highlights Youth as Change Agents

New York, N.Y.  “There are more than 1.2 billion youth in the world today, with incredible potential to tackle challenges and act as agents of change,” he said in his message for the Day, observed annually on 5 December. “When young people volunteer, the opportunity provides them with valuable life and job skills; it strengthens their capacity […]

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Ebola: WHO Announces Possible ‘Game Changer’ Vaccine

Happy Birthday: Celebrating Fifty Years of Medicare, Medicaid

China Accuses U.S. of Militarizing South China Sea

Ban Condemns Israel’s Approval of New West Bank Construction

On ‘World Day,’ U.N. Secretary-General Urges Action to Combat Human Trafficking

No Surprise: U.N. Security Council Fails to Take Russia to Task re: Flight MH17