NEW YORK, NY May 9, 2008 – Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism advocacy organization announces today
the formation of an international collaboration with North, South and Central America. This multinational initiative will help to raise awareness and develop research expertise focusing on public health and screening for early diagnosis and enhanced service delivery across the… Continue
Added by Autism Speaks on May 30, 2008 at 10:54pm —
WAYNE, N.J. (May 13, 2008) – Today, Toys“R”Us and the Toys“R”Us Children's Fund
announced that their second annual nationwide in-store fundraising campaign to benefit Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism advocacy organization, raised more than
$1.5 million. All Toys“R”Us stores from coast-to-coast and www.toysrus.com collected cash donations for Autism Speaks to help fund crucial autism research and advocacy.… Continue
Added by Autism Speaks on May 30, 2008 at 10:46pm —
The H. J. Heinz Company
announced a milestone company goal: to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2015. This effort is part of Heinz's sustainability vision, to be a trusted leader in nutrition and wellness, dedicated to the sustainable health of people, the planet and the Company.
"From using potato peels to generate energy, to reducing the amount and size of our packaging, every day we're finding new… Continue
Added by Dan Johnson on May 29, 2008 at 8:24pm —
Perhaps the greatest shift fueled by the petroleum age is the mobility revolution. Just over a century after the Wright Brothers' "Flying Machine" went airborne, we take for granted the ability to circumnavigate the globe by plane. Now, climate change and peak oil (among other developments) are requiring perhaps an even more profound transformation - the attempt to maintain such mobility while radically reducing (or even eliminating) carbon emissions and other adverse environmental… Continue
Added by Dan Johnson on May 29, 2008 at 8:30am —
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
[Writ 09 April 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila. The author was former convenor, provincial development council of Cagayan, in late 82 till early 83.]
Imagine yourselves as young development planners, managers and implementers, all dreaming of waking up a sleeping province, vastly rich in resources but poor. Representing diverse agencies of state, bonded together by the shared sense of vision and duty, you find yourself confronting a population… Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 28, 2008 at 10:53pm —
A major effort is needed to improve the contribution of business to development, according to new ODI research. The role of business in development is a key theme for ODI in 2008, and is the subject of three new ODI Opinions.
Added by Karsten Weitzenegger on May 28, 2008 at 6:01pm —
Please forward the following to those whom you think would be interested in submitting professional Art, Photography, Films or Conference Papers the 2008 Humanitarian Media Foundation International Film/Media Festival & Conference (December 10-14, 2008, NYC, Tribeca Cinemas, Gallery & event spaces).
- Art/Photography Submissions begin Wednesday, May 28, 2008.
- Film Submissions (Early Entry) and submission for Conference Paper Abstracts begin June 15,… Continue
Added by Humanitarian Media Foundation (HMF) on May 28, 2008 at 3:46pm —
I arrived in Rajasthan in September ready to learn about microfinance
. I was dissatisfied with my previous life in the corporate world, and was yearning to do something meaningful and deeply fulfilling with my life over the next 8 months. Seven months later, my mind has begun to discover the intricately multifaceted nature of development work and my heart has found a life-long passion for alleviating poverty.…
Added by Mary on May 28, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Global warming is forcing wine growers to deploy different techniques to remain competitive. Temperatures, humidity, microclimates are very important for maintaining the health and originality of grapes. Climate geographers estimate that by 2050, the world’s premier wine-friendly zones could shift as much as 180 miles toward the poles. As a result Europe and New Zealand will become more grape-friendly than Bordeaux or Australian valleys.
While the US is experimenting with genetically… Continue
Added by Abhijit banerjee on May 27, 2008 at 12:23pm —
Erle Frayne Argonza
[Writ 09 April 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila. The author was former Acting Deputy Provincial Manager, Ministry of Human Settlements, Batanes & Northern Cagayan, in 1982.]
A BrightWorld day to you all!
In the northernmost corridor of the Philippines is located the idyllic province of Batanes, a province with its own maritime ship. Small and sparsely populated, the province used to be perennially cut off from the rest of the… Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 27, 2008 at 9:20am —
IBM announced the Carbon Tradeoff Modeler
, a first-of-a-kind tool that
enables organizations to analyze and manage the climate impact of
their supply chains. The tool allows organizations to understand the
outcome of critical tradeoffs to make smarter energy choices and
better economic decisions by optimizing on service levels, quality,
cost, and carbon dioxide… Continue
Added by Development Crossing on May 26, 2008 at 11:23am —
Absa Group Limited
, one of South Africa's largest financial services groups, took another positive step in its CSR agenda this week when its sourcing group launched the Supply Chain Corporate Responsibility (SCCR) initiative, a new framework for Absa and its suppliers to work together.
All suppliers are required to complete… Continue
Added by Development Crossing on May 26, 2008 at 11:00am —
Erle Frayne Argonza
Good day, Fellows!
This primate city, my beloved Manila, was dubbed as the Pearl of the Orient before the 2nd World War. Reading through accounts of the city during the late President Quezon’s time, and viewing pictures of it during those halcyon days, one’s jaw would surely drop at this jewel of the orient.
I was never that lucky to have witnessed that great past. But I’m lucky enough to bear witness to Manila’s unfolding into a… Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 25, 2008 at 7:57pm —
Scientists have found
major new fractures during an assessment of the state of giant ice shelves in Canada's far north. The team found a network of cracks that stretched for more than 10 miles (16km) on Ward Hunt, the area's largest shelf. The fate of the vast ice blocks is seen as a key indicator of climate change. One of the expedition's scientists, Derek Mueller of Trent University, Ontario, told me: "I was astonished to see… Continue
Added by Kenneth Westling on May 25, 2008 at 9:15am —
The Bio-Fuels Debate
seems to have given a new lease of life to genetically modified crops. Plants genetically engineered to make them suitable for making bio-fuels will help solve the problems of food shortage caused by using conventional crop for this purpose.
‘Non-food- green energy commodity’
This gives the GM sector an opportunity to reposition itself as ‘non-food- green energy… Continue
Added by Abhijit banerjee on May 24, 2008 at 11:42pm —
New research has shown that fields from electrical wiring and devices in the home and office should be considered to be a form of pollution. Recent studies are finding that many cancers and other diseases may be directly related to exposure to these electrical fields.
Cell phones linked to cancer
Recent research has linked radiation from cell phones to cancer and to brain damage. And many studies have found disturbing symptoms in people near… Continue
Added by Abhijit banerjee on May 24, 2008 at 6:22am —
“Anne Hastings Receives the Women Together Award at the United Nations”
On Monday, May 19th 2008, the 4th Annual Women Together Award honored the unrelenting work of Anne Hastings to alleviate extreme poverty for the women of Haiti through Microfinance and her deep commitment to Millennium Development Goal 1: “Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.” Past recipients have included Kerry Kennedy and Hillary Clinton; Nobel Peace Prize winners Muhammad Yunus, and… Continue
Added by katleen Felix on May 23, 2008 at 8:43pm —
Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago
Good morning, fellows!
There’s so much news these days about growing hunger, pauperization, marginalization, and so on. These problems are happening amid global prosperity in general.
Here in the Philippines, we have the phenomenon of ‘jobless growth’ which compounds the social ailment of hunger that’s been hitting the 12-15% rate. Amid growth, unemployment grows. Sad!
Development engagements, amid the… Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 22, 2008 at 11:22pm —
Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago
[Writ 11 May 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila]
Brighten your smiles and faces, youth! For here comes the education field, bringing forth many Santa Claus gifts of innovation-driven social technologies.
I am not saying this contention because I was a professor for a long time in my life (taught at the most prestigious University of the Philippines and De La Salle University). My fields in the first place are sociology, political… Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 22, 2008 at 4:43am —
If the links don't work you can view it at my regular Blog which is here:
13 ways to more effective online activism!
1) Keep a fire in your belly! Online work can be very draining, stay inspired! Computer time requires a counterbalance of rigorous physical exercise. Also an artistic outlet seems to be the best kept secret of the most talented activists.
2) Setup profiles on… Continue
Added by Deane Rimerman on May 22, 2008 at 12:13am —