Tag Archives: United Nations

What the UN Red Hand Day is All About

There were all kinds of stories told about the war that made it sound as if it was happening in a faraway and different land. It wasn’t until refugees started passing through our town that we began to see that … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: August 21, 2016

August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day * World P.O.E.T. Day (Aussie slang – Piss Off Early Today) Spumoni Day Sweet Tea Day (Southern U.S.) ____________________________________________________________ WORLD FESTIVALS AND NATIONAL HOLIDAYS Canada – Regina SK: Great Saskatchewan Mustard Festival Croatia … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016 is: United Nations Public Service Day International Widows’ Day National Pink Day Lawn Flamingo Day AND Typing Day INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAYS Estonia – Victory Day Luxenbourg – National Day Latvia – Midsummer Eve Moldova – Statehood Day Poland … Continue reading

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The Coffee Shop – “An Unseen World” – camera trap footage of Amazon forest life

The Coffee Shop is an open thread-style discussion forum for human interest news of the day. From United Nations: ‘An Unseen World’ is one of 5 films that won an Award at the International Forests Short Film Festival. The film … Continue reading

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Is a WOMAN a PERSON? The Answer You Get Depends on Who You Ask

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD “Is a Woman a Person?” The answer “Yes, of course,” may seem obvious, but it’s not so clear-cut in American law. When a sitting Supreme Court Justice says that the Equal Protection clause of the 14th … Continue reading

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WHO (World Health Organization) Admits It Bungled Response to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

By Elaine Magliaro The Guardian reported on Friday that the World Health Organization (WHO), the public health agency of the United Nations, admitted to “mishandling the early stages of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa…” WHO said that it had … Continue reading

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