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José Moro Vineyards: Tradition, Innovation, Social Responsibility

New York, N.Y.  I was honored recently to dine with José Moro, president of Bodegas Emilio Moro and Cepa 21 – here in New York. There is passion and determination in his speech, that comes from years of experience and a strong purpose to make out of Emilio Moro an international winemaking referral. Photo: Bodegas Emilio […]

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From Challenge Grants to P.R.: Many Facets of J. Luce Foundation

New York, N.Y.  When my mother passed away in 2001, I was inspired to create Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) that went on to help vulnerable children in Africa, Asia and the Americas. My father’s death in 2007 provided the impetus to create a foundation embracing arts, education and orphan care with an emphasis on supporting young global […]

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‘Digital Democracy’ Turns Average Citizens into Influencers in Africa

  New York, N.Y. From cashless payments to smartphone apps offering everything from taxis to take-out food – Africa’s digital revolution is gathering pace as average citizens take an active role in public discourse. “You’re seeing a lot of the people changing the way they live their lives,” says Maria Sarungi, founder of the #ChangeTanzania platform. […]

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Red Cross: Safe Burial Practices Helped Prevent Spread of Ebola in West Africa

Geneva, Switzerland. June 23, 2017 — A new study by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says that safe burial practices may have helped prevent the transmission of thousands of cases of Ebola during the epidemic in West Africa between 2013 and 2016. Red Cross study A co-author of the Red Cross […]

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Indonesia Says It Safeguards Rights of All, Including LGBT Citizens

New York, N.Y. Faced with growing criticism over recent anti-LGBT actions in Indonesia, the Jakarta government has told VOA it will safeguard the rights of all minority groups while taking into account “religious and cultural values that must be upheld.” A statement released by the Indonesian Embassy in Washington responded to a letter last week from […]

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Many Aid Groups Unable to Manage War Zone Risks, Says UN-backed Report

“’Conflict parties’ lack of respect for the fundamental tenets of international humanitarian law and the brutality and volatility of today’s armed conflicts make it extremely difficult and dangerous for these brave aid workers to deliver humanitarian assistance and protection in complex emergencies,” said UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien, whose Office for the Coordination of […]

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In Uganda, UN chief meets with South Sudanese refugees, urges world to show solidarity

New York, N.Y.  With Uganda hosting almost one million South Sudanese refugees “as sisters and brothers and sharing with them their land and everything they have,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged the international community to show solidarity with those that had fled their homes, as well as with the Ugandan Government and people. […]

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Enchantment Abounds at Puerto Vallarta’s ‘Rhythms of the Night’ Dinner Show

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Rhythms of the Night is an immersive dinner show experience like none other, transforming your night into an enchanted evening on a mystical land. The experience begins with a relaxing cruise across the Banderas Bay where complimentary snacks and cocktails are served. As the sun sets across the sky, you will be rewarded with a stunning […]

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BANANA WAVE Bananamilk an ‘A-peeling’ Non-Dairy Option

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Move over almond, soy, coconut and other non-dairy milk alternatives….there’s a new and decidedly tasty milk substitute in the supermarket aisle:  BANANA WAVE bananamilk. This natural, plant-based, non-dairy beverage is perfect for those people who dislike—or are just bored—with the standard milk alternatives on the market. It’s also a particularly excellent choice for anyone who […]

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Personal Photos & Videos ‘Go Hollywood’ with UrLife Mini-Movies

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People have always snapped photos on vacation, but the proliferation of smartphones has ushered in dramatic changes in the way we capture those photos and the myriad of ways the images can be utilized. Given forecasts that fully 2.53 billion people will own a smartphone by 2018, more and more vacationers will be capturing those […]

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Bleu Bohème San Diego Enchants With Free-Spirited French Fare

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Bees, hens and greenhouses help restore livelihoods in Iraq – UN agriculture agency

EOD Warrior Foundation Receives $10,000 American-Made Hero Donation

Protection of civilians in Syria must be ensured, stresses UN chief Guterres

Stephen Hawking Calls for Return to Moon

New Census Data Show US Becoming More Diverse