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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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Indo-American Arts Council at 15 with Who’s Who of S. Asian Celebs

New York, N.Y.  No one in Manhattan can throw a gala like Aroon Shivdasani, and the fifteenth anniversary fete of her Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) was everything I had hoped for and more.  More than 250 of New York’s crème de la crème packed the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Performing Arts to raise a [...]

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Virginia’s House of Hope Presents Carnegie Hall Benefit for NYC Kids

New York, N.Y.  This year’s Virginia House of Hope Charity Concert will mark its sixth year of production.  The concert will take place on December 4, 2013 at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall at 7pm. There will be a reception with live music, open bar, and passed hors d’oeuvres right after the concert. [...]

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Happy Birthday: Marking 68 Years of the U.N.

New York, N.Y.  Marking the 68th birthday of the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the annual celebration offers a chance to recognize the invaluable contributions of the Organization to peace and common progress. UN Photo/Logan Abassi. “It is a time to reflect on what more we can do to realize our vision for a better world,” [...]

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U.N.: Hand-Washing Can Cut Half Million Deaths Annually

New York, N.Y.  From Ethiopia and Yemen to Bolivia and Viet Nam millions of children are today taking part in the sixth annual United Nations-backed Global Handwashing Day, driving home the message that the simple use of soap and water can slash highly preventable diarrhoeal diseases that kill 1,400 children under five every day. In [...]

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Stage and Screen Stars Unite to Salute Rita Cosby for Wounded Warriors

Diplomatic Viewpoint: Recovering from the Conflict – Peace for All

Obama Remarks in Address to the Nation on Immigration

UNICEF: State of the World’s Children in 2015

First Indian Literary Festival at Columbia a Best Seller

Mixed Picture for Ebola in Sierra Leone, as Victims Outpace Beds