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New institute to focus on AIDS vaccine

A new AIDS vaccine research center will open in California. The $30 million facility is a joint venture by the nonprofit Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.

"The world needs an AIDS vaccine to turn the tide on this devastating pandemic," Dr. Richard Lerner, president of the Scripps Research Institute, said in a statement.

"We are confident that this center will facilitate more productive exchanges among researchers and… Continue

Added by Kenneth Westling on September 30, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Ocean "dead zones" spread, fish more at risk: study

The number of polluted "dead zones" in the world's oceans is rising fast and coastal fish stocks are more vulnerable to collapse than previously feared, scientists said on Monday.

The spread of "dead zones" -- areas of oxygen-starved water -- "is emerging as a major threat to coastal ecosystems globally," the scientists wrote in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Such zones are found from the Gulf of Mexico to the Baltic Sea in areas where algae… Continue

Added by Kenneth Westling on September 29, 2008 at 11:14pm — 3 Comments


Erle Frayne Argonza

Good afternoon from Manila!

The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the Philippines’ most brilliant and deviously cunning chief executive, was so elated one day during his tyrannical incumbency. The reason for the unusual elation was this: his soldiers captured Bernabe Buscayno, the first national head of the Maoist insurgent group New People’s Army or NPA, who was a prized catch for the strong man. After some military interrogation, Buscayno was directed… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 26, 2008 at 3:06am — No Comments

Dung Paper and Chili Peppers, by Evan Sorley

Upon arriving at my new home, my supervisor and I were taken by my host father to inspect the field. Though I could not understand all that was being said, I caught his motioning to the distance, pointing to bare patches of earth surrounded by maize, and the word “Ndovu” – Elephant. The subject of my internship was self evident that day, and is still an all too common occurrence. That is,…


Added by Mary on September 25, 2008 at 6:12pm — 3 Comments

Where Is The Data?

Is there data to support the effectiveness of Employee Volunteer Programs?

There is a big difference between data that supports a hypothesis and data that measures perceptions about the likelihood of a hypothesis. When…

Added by Chris Jarvis on September 25, 2008 at 9:09am — 4 Comments

Creating a Rain Center

Goodwill social work centre,an Indian NGO in partnership with Nature's Voice-Our choice,USA will soon be creating a Rain Center,which will function as a training and resource center for children and communities in and around Madurai,India.Please follow the link created by Nature's Voice-Our Choice,USA to know more of this innovative project:

Thank you so much for reading.

Dr.J.Christopher Daniel

Executive… Continue

Added by Dr.J. Christopher Daniel,Ph.D on September 24, 2008 at 8:54pm — 2 Comments

Hope for people in pakistan by young liberal professionals

Introduction of HDO


It is fact that present age of globalization and scientific advancement has compelled human beings from all over world to get together and interact with others. This is why every person seems to be vocal in raising slogan of sustainable development and it can not be brought about without real community participation. Hope Development organization is continuity of that idea to bring change within community with their participation in every step for… Continue

Added by Hameedullah on September 24, 2008 at 10:04am — No Comments

Some Cautionary Thinking about CSR and Employee Volunteer Programs

Almost everything I read about Employee Volunteer Programs is positive. Almost too positive? As EVPs exist within CSR, they are a relatively new… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on September 24, 2008 at 9:06am — No Comments


Erle Frayne Argonza

Magandang hapon! Good afternoon from Manila!

As you read this piece, please take a cursory glance at yourself. For you are among the last humans of the non-chipped prototype. We non-chipped humans’ lifeline will soon end, as we are only co-terminus with ‘late’ capitalism.

‘Late’ capitalism will crash down into total destruction. As already advanced in some previous articles, ‘late’ capitalism or ‘the system’ is now DEAD. No more can this… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 24, 2008 at 7:15am — No Comments


Erle Frayne Argonza

Hail Bonaparte! Hail Empire! Hail new capitalism! Hail oligarchic Gods of Olympus! – Tomorrow’s slogans

Bonaparte is back today, I see him alive again. I don’t mean the personal Napoleon Bonaparte of yesteryears, I mean the state system built by Him the Emperor par excellence. Bonapartism is the hyper-convergence of all totalitarian systems of the past to the present. Old state ideologies are dying, some are already dead in fact… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 21, 2008 at 7:44pm — No Comments

CSR Strategy - more than a necessary evil

CSR Strategy - more than a necessary evil

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has achieved a lot of media focus in the past decade and where some firms are viewing the concept as a necessary evil to conform; other firms are literally riding the wave, by engaging the trend proactively and incorporating CSR in their strategy. Governments, clients, suppliers, NGOs and the media in general are placing more and more demands to sustainability and consequently many firms experience the… Continue

Added by Peter Brünings-Hansen on September 21, 2008 at 5:43pm — 2 Comments

Demote Your Staff To Create Limitless Potential: <br/>How To Offer A Great Volunteer Experience (5 of 6)

Massive change is sweeping through the business world. Corporate Social Responsibility is precipitating thousands of new Employer-Sponsored Volunteer Programs. But can non-profit organizations handle the huge increase of volunteers coming their way? Maybe not. If non-profits do not reinvent their current… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on September 19, 2008 at 11:30am — 3 Comments


Erle Frayne Argonza

Let me go back to the question of what lies ahead of us—when ‘late’ capitalism dies and yet capitalism will be extended. I am not discounting the possibility that capitalism’s life span will be extended, but this will no longer be ‘late’ capital, just to remind everyone.

You better fasten your seat belts, as the stormy days ahead will come for sure, and as this heraldry from me will sound as stormy already as those times ahead. Stormy heraldry, because… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 18, 2008 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Inside the Forest, by Joel Larson

Being in the midst of my internship with the Kakamega Environmental Education Programme (KEEP), I am settling into the rhythm of life in Western Kenya. Located just inside the forest, KEEP shares a plot of cleared land with the Kenyan Forest Service, a handful of monkey researchers, and several other community-based organizations. KEEP was founded by a group of forest guides, who recognized a… Continue

Added by Mary on September 18, 2008 at 5:12pm — No Comments


Erle Frayne Argonza

To all fellow men and women out there who may have deep fondness for the liberal capitalist model of economic adaptation, I hope that you can make some adjustments in your cognitive banks. Capitalism is not a permanent facet of human life, but merely one among various epochs that will come to pass. Only impermanence is sacrosanct in the cosmos, so please refrain from singing hallelujah to a world system that is on its death knell as I articulated in a previous… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 17, 2008 at 5:11am — 6 Comments

Kabahaginan Inc. Office

Mga Kapatid,



Inaanyayahan po namin kayo to come and visit on Sept. 21, 2008 Sunday 9 o'clock in the morning. Ito na po ang chance natin to meet and getting to know one another and discuss things that can make our organization alive.

Ang araw na ito din po ay commemoration sa mga heroes noong martial law..kaya mayroon ding activity… Continue

Added by Maria Roselle Gamutan Cadorna on September 16, 2008 at 11:48pm — 1 Comment


Egidio Vaz is my name. From Mozambique to the World, I look forward to a very constructive debate on Development Issues.
Thank you.

Added by Amilcar on September 16, 2008 at 6:43am — No Comments


Erle Frayne Argonza

Good afternoon!

At this moment, I’m sipping coffee contained in a pack that is sold for worth P130, or $3.00. The pack is one of the domestic brands of brewed coffee blends, ready for the drip coffee maker, of the Arabica and/or Robusta varieties. In economic parlance, this coffee is a commodity because (a) it was intended for exchange and not for the coffee producer’s consumption alone, and (b) money was used to acquire (purchase) it.

I have… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 14, 2008 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Stop Treating Everyone Equally! <br/> How To Offer A Great Volunteer Experience (4 of 6)

Exceptional volunteer experiences account for the uniqueness of each person, and their reasons for volunteering in the first place. Whether you are managing your company's Employee Volunteer Program as part of the overall CSR mission, or you… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on September 13, 2008 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

GlobalGiving Joins with Families of 9/11 to Combat Terrorism by Supporting Opportunities in Afghanistan and Pakistan

GlobalGiving, the innovative online marketplace for philanthropy, launched the "Safer, More Compassionate World Fund"dedicated to fighting the conditions that breed terrorism around the world.

"In the days following 9/11, Americans responded with an outpouring of goodwill toward families who had lost loved ones and we stood together with widespread solidarity against terrorism," said Gene Steuerle, one of the Fund's founders, who lost his wife on September 11th, 2001, when her plane… Continue

Added by Kenneth Westling on September 12, 2008 at 9:31pm — No Comments

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