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Score for the Red Cross

Fans have been urged to support the official UEFA EURO 2008™ humanitarian project launched by UEFA together with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Red Cross societies of the nations playing in Austria and Switzerland.



Goals worth €4,000

For the first time, UEFA is directly linking its support to what happens on the pitch – every goal… Continue

Added by Kenneth Westling on June 10, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

MICROFINANCING OUR WAY TO SUCCESS

Erle Frayne D. Argonza



[Writ 12 April 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila. The author was a former young executive of the Ministry of Human Settlements for Cagayan and Batanes provinces and for Cagayan Valley. ]



Financing micro-enterprise has now come a long way in the Philippines. And there is much cause for jubilation regarding this particular feat.



I myself began my professional career in enterprise finance, as a young livelihood supervisor with the defunct… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 10, 2008 at 5:56am — No Comments

The Enoch Olinga College (ENOCIS) Implements Reforestation Project in Panama

Looking for alternative income sources for the neediest sectors of Panamanian society, the Enoch Olinga College (ENOCIS)has implemented a paulownia reforestation project amongst the indigenous communities of Panama. You may read more about this initiative on the Paulownia Now Web Site and learn how you may help support our efforts. You may also receive up to date information on paulownia and how you might implement a… Continue

Added by David W Morris on June 9, 2008 at 8:38am — No Comments

ASEAN PEACE, COOPERATION AFTER BURMA CYCLONE: FAST-TRACK MEKONG PROJECT

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago



The latest Burma cyclone that caused much havoc, with death tolls now past the 100,000 mark, could very well be an occasion for building peace, cooperation and accelerated development in the continental Southeast Asia (Con-SE). That is, if the leaders of the region have the foresight and political will to pursue grand projects aimed at economic and political integration in the near future.



The Burma calamity is also an opportunity for the… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 8, 2008 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Delivering results

In a joint effort with WWF, HP committed to reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 15 percent over the next four years at its operating facilities worldwide. As and environmental leader in the technology sector, HP has set measurable targets that will educate and inspire other industry leaders to take meaningful action to reduce their carbon footprint



As part of the agreement, HP will also work with WWF to improve the energy efficiency of its products and use their technology in… Continue

Added by World Wildlife Fund on June 6, 2008 at 2:58pm — No Comments

How businesses can impact climate change

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most significant of the greenhouse gases, accounting for over 80 percent of global warming pollution. Atmospheric levels of CO2 are now higher than at any time in the past 420,000 years. And the changes we are witnessing - and those that are predicted - are largely due to human behavior.



Around 97 percent of the CO2 emitted by western industrialized countries comes from burning coal, oil and gas for energy. We spew approximately 25 billion metric tons of… Continue

Added by World Wildlife Fund on June 6, 2008 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Climate - What we are doing

The WWF climate program is a team of dedicated experts working worldwide to examine the effects of climate change and develop, implement and advocate for solutions that protect people, places and wildlife. To date, WWF has led a variety of adaptation and resilience projects around the world, published a leading text on climate change adaptation, Buying Time: A Users Manual to Building Resistance and Resilience to Climate Change in Natural Systems and created a climate adaptation training… Continue

Added by World Wildlife Fund on June 6, 2008 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Climate - Why it matters

Climate change is impossible to hide and ought to be impossible to ignore. The 10 hottest years on record have occurred since 1990. Arctic sea ice has declined to the lowest levels on record and studies suggest that two-thirds of the world’s polar bear population will be gone by 2050. But more than polar bears and ice caps are at risk—climate change endangers all life on our planet.



As average temperature increases, habitats, species and people are threatened by drought, changes in… Continue

Added by World Wildlife Fund on June 6, 2008 at 2:54pm — No Comments

WWF Statement on Senate Climate Bill

The Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act (S. 3036) today failed to garner a 60 vote supermajority necessary to advance the legislation in the U.S. Senate. However, the 48-36 vote in favor of proceeding marked a significant shift in political support for addressing climate change, said Dr. Richard Moss, vice president of climate change at World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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Added by World Wildlife Fund on June 6, 2008 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Tutoring Street Children

Sadly our country is so poor that kids are not being taken good care of in their homes. Some 70,000 roam the streets begging, working as wash-your-car kids and even prostitutes. They are growing in number and their lives just keep getting deeper into crime and poverty and as they age, so too do their children.



It is a great blessing then that people like Joe Dean Sola and his wife Ardis have tried to make a difference in the lives of these kids. Since a decade ago, they started… Continue

Added by Christina on June 5, 2008 at 6:55am — No Comments

BLACKS HOPELESSLY LESS SMARTER? TRY YOGA TO INCREASE INTELLIGENCE

Erle Frayne Argonza



The recent news about Watson, the American Nobel prize biologist, claiming that Blacks are less smarter than Whites due to genetic factors, comes as a real shock to me. I can’t believe that a 20th century post-war scientist would declare such highly destructive, bigoted contention.



Not only that, Watson even pushed his racist theory beyond the limits by claiming that Blacks are hopeless, as genetics have doomed them to be mentally inferior to… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 4, 2008 at 9:27pm — No Comments

An Untouchable, Indestructible Army, by Casey Lord

Casey Lord is interning with Sambhali Trust in Jodhpur, India, an NGO whose mission is to empower Harijan (“untouchable”) women by providing them with an environment free from discrimination and home duties where they can learn new skills in sewing, embroidery and basic English. Casey is particularly involved with the sewing initiative of the trust and is hoping to use her time In Jodhpur to strengthen the trust’s sustainability by improving the market prospects for Sambhali’s… Continue

Added by Mary on June 4, 2008 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Plow & Hearth Fires Up its Commitment to Global Warming

NuRide, Inc. (www.nuride.com), the nation's largest incentive-based ridesharing community, today announced that Plow & Hearth (www.plowhearth.com), a leading national catalog, retail, and internet company specializing in unique, enduring home and lifestyle products, has expand its NuRide sponsorship by providing a variety of valuable discounts to NuRide members who are sharing rides and doing their part to relieve traffic congestion and… Continue

Added by Kenneth Westling on June 4, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Baby boomers Playing Big Part in CSR, Says StrengthBank Inc. President/CEO

According to the Case Foundation, the concept of corporate citizenship - the belief that companies have an obligation to help maintain the health and well being of the communities in which they do business - has existed in the US for more than 50 years. However, over the past two decades, a growing number of business leaders have come to view corporate citizenship, including volunteerism, as not just 'the right thing to do,' but a key… Continue

Added by Kenneth Westling on June 4, 2008 at 3:21pm — 2 Comments

BLACKS BIOLOGICALLY LESS SMART PER WATSON'S CLAIM

Erle Frayne Argonza

Good morning!



I just stumbled across a contentious and controversial news this morning that echoes back racialist theories that were declared obsolete even before World War II erupted. It has to do with the claim of Watson, one of USA’s biological stalwarts and Nobel Prize winner, contending that Blacks are inherently less smart than Whites.



The article was written by Henry Louis Gate Jr. and published at TheRoot.com. The article was sourced… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 3, 2008 at 4:42am — 10 Comments

PHILIPPINE DEVELOPMENT MOVES AHEAD TOWARDS MATURITY

Erle Frayne D. Argonza



[Writ 11 April 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila]



Most recently, Philippine economic growth reached impressive levels of 7.3% GDP and 8.4% GNP. GNP is measured by adding the Net Factor Income from Abroad or NFIA, comprising largely of remittances from overseas workers and overseas investments. There is surely cause for elation over these developments.



How far has Philippine development progressed? Quite far, to say the least. In 1946,… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 1, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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