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Have a desk job? Don’t let the hazards of a desk job harm your health!

Millions of us have jobs that keep us sitting at a desk all week long, week after week after week. Without even realizing it, we are sitting at that desk more than we are doing pretty much anything during our waking hours. While we may be making a living, research shows that we may actually […]

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U.N. Chief Protests as Gaza Violence Leaves Dozens Dead

Jerusalem, Palestine. Following reports that dozens of Palestinians have been killed, demonstrating along the border of the Gaza Strip on Monday, United Nations  Secretary-General António Guterres urged both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to show restraint. A view of Jabalia refugee camp. Jabalia is the largest of the Gaza Strip’s eight refugee camps. It is located […]

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May 16: International Day of Living Together in Peace

New York, N.Y. Following the devastation of the Second World War, the United Nations was established to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. One of its purposes is to achieve international cooperation in solving international problems, including by promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as […]

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Tips for Keeping Your Family Motivated and Moving

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, making it a great time for parents to evaluate how well they are keeping their family motivated to stay active. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), there are many good reasons for families to stay active, and regular physical activity is something […]

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1934 Chinese Film, The Goddess 神女, Features Prostitute

New York, N.Y.  The film The Goddess (神女 ),is a 1934 Chinese film by Wu Yonggang. This movie or image from a movie is now in the public domain because its term of copyright has expired in Mainland China, Macau, and Taiwan. The Goddess (Chinese: 神女; pinyin: Shénnǚ) is a 1934 Chinese silent film released by the Lianhua Film Company (United Photoplay). It starred Ruan Lingyu in one of her […]

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International Day of Families Set for May 15

New York, N.Y. Although families all over the world have transformed greatly over the past decades in terms of their structure and as a result of global trends and demographic changes, the United Nations still recognizes the family as the basic unit of society. A family in rural Mongolia in front of their ger. The […]

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U.K.: Expert Warns of “Stark Increase” in Hate Crimes, Post-Brexit

London, U.K. Sounding an alarm over a “stark increase” in hate crimes across the United Kingdom as well as “widespread discrimination” faced by ethnic minorities, a United Nations independent rights expert has called on the country to “comprehensively” combat racism and bias. Britain First deputy arrested over speech made at Belfast rally. Photo courtesy of Tiocfaidh ár […]

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Mark Your Calendar: What’s Up In New York City – and Our World

New York, N.Y. The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness (website/Facebook), in cooperation with the J. Luce Foundation (website/Facebook), Orphans International Worldwide (website/Facebook), and the New York Global Leaders Lions Club (Facebook), maintains this calendar of events for New York City. All events are open to the public for free/fee and take place in NYC unless otherwise noted. Sat., March […]

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Helen Keller’s Speech to 1925 Lions Club International Convention

Chicago, IL. On June 30, 1925, the renown leader of the blind Helen Keller addressed the International Convention of Lions Club International in Cedar Point, Ohio. During this convention, she charged Lions with becoming “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” This is the text of her speech: Dear Lions and Ladies: I suppose you have heard the legend […]

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Lions Legends to Join New York Global Leaders Lions Club

New York, N.Y. On the heels of the 95th Annual New York State Lions Club International Convention in Rochester, it was announced today that Past District Governor Peter Pergolis and his wife, Lion Joanne Pergolis, are joining The New York Global Leaders Lions Club of Manhattan (Facebook). Lions (clockwise) Sue Jenner, Mike Bhuiyan, Peter Pergolis, Loretta […]

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Indonesia’s Proud History of Service to U.N. Peacekeeping

Annual Memorial Service Honors Staff Who Died Serving U.N.

Scholarships Now Available for NYC Young Global Leadership Initiative

U.N. Chief ‘Deeply Concerned’ by U.S. Decision to Exit Iran Nuclear Deal

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