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9 June 2014  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

MTV Africa Music Awards Kwazulu-Natal 2014

 



Davido (Nigeria), Uhuru (South Africa), Mafikizolo (South Africa) and Clarence Peters (Nigeria) were the big winners of the evening at the 4th MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) held in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on Saturday, 7 June 2014.  More ...


3 June 2014  |  Entertainment, News

Huading Film Awards Takes Place in Hollywood for the First Time

 



China’s #1 film awards show took place in Hollywood for the first time with leading talent accepting accolades based on the votes of 80 million fans. Orlando Bloom, Bradley Cooper, Halle Berry, Guillermo del Toro, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Renner, Charlie Hunnam and Hans Zimmer received key honors for their work at the Huading Film Awards at The Montalban Theater in Los Angeles.
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21 May 2014  |  Business, Entertainment

18th Annual Webby Awards Celebrate the Internet's Greatest Pioneers, Disruptors and Champions - International Winners

 



NEW YORK, NY - The Webby Awards celebrated excellence on the Web at Cipriani Wall Street at The 18th Annual Awards honoring pioneers of a free and open Internet. Webby Winners, Special Achievement Honorees and Presenters included legendary hip-hop trio De La Soul, Orange is the New Black stars Taylor Schilling and Natasha Lyonne, street artist Banksy, legendary musician Patti Smith, NBA player Jason Collins, esteemed journalist Charlie Rose, and intellectual property activist Lawrence Lessig.  A spotlight was put on winners from Germany, France, Sweden and Brazil. 


21 April 2014  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Environment, Lifestyles, News, Politics

60th Anniversary of Entry into Force of UN Refugee Convention

 



On 22 April 1954, the landmark 1951 United Nations Refugee Convention was finally ratified and entered into force. A milestone in refugee protection, it has since helped an estimated 50 million people restart their lives. More ...


6 April 2014  |  News, Sports

BAKU 2015 European Games - Over 6,000 Athletes will Compete in 19 Sports

 



Over 6,000 athletes will compete in 19 sports as athletics is confirmed as part of Baku 2015 European Games.

Baku, 3 April 2014: The total number of athletes set to compete in the Baku 2015 European Games has increased to over 6,000 with news that athletics has been included among the 19 sports finalised for the inaugural multi-sport event. More ...


14 March 2014  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Environment, News

Historic Initiative to Combat Poaching in Africa

 



The Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Nature Conservation Trust and SANParks Announce Historic R258 Million Commitment to Combat Poaching, Conflict in Africa.

Three-year effort will intensify protection of Kruger National Park’s rhino population, drawing lessons to address poaching that finances conflict in Africa. More ...


13 March 2014  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Environment, Lifestyles, News, Politics

Suspended Lives: Syrian Refugees Still at Risk After 3 Years of War

 



With the third anniversary of the start of the Syrian conflict, over 2.5 million people are still seeking sanctuary in the surrounding region - Of those affected women and girls are seen as the most vulnerable.

It is estimated that Syrian women and girls under the age of 18 represent about 50% of the total Syrian refugee population of over 2.5 million and are commonly the most at risk.

The European Union and its Member States have contributed over €2.6 billion in aid over the past three years for Syrians affected by the conflict. More ...


11 March 2014  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

George Saunders Wins the Inaugural 2014 Folio Prize

 



Monday, 10 March 2014, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel: The judges of THE FOLIO PRIZE 2014 announced George Saunders as the winner of the 2014 Folio Prize from the eight shortlisted authors. The Folio Prize is sponsored by The Folio Society, the celebrated publisher of beautiful editions of the world’s greatest books.


5 March 2014  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Environment, News, Politics

No Fracking Way: How the EU-US Trade Deal Risks Expanding Fracking in Europe and the US

 



STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:01 THURSDAY, 6 MARCH 2014

A trade agreement currently being negotiated between the US and the EU could open the way to multi-billion euro lawsuits from companies wanting to expand “fracking” for shale gas and oil, reveals a new report today.  As part of the proposed investor rights chapter in the EU-US trade deal, companies could be allowed to sue governments, through a binding arbitration system that operates outside national frameworks, if they attempt to regulate or ban fracking. Campaigning groups are urging the EU to not include such rights in the trade deal. More ...


3 March 2014  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Environment, Lifestyles, News, Politics, Sports

Following Sochi Games, President Aliyev of Azerbaijan Visits New Olympic Stadium Site as preparations for first European Games gather momentum.

 



Following Sochi Games, President Aliyev of Azerbaijan Visits New Olympic Stadium Site as preparations for first European Games gather momentum.  
- Azerbaijan leader pledges ‘high quality’ Games, and gives go-ahead for rapid transformation of historic lake area to boost environment and employment benefits from Games. 

Following his recent return from the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, the President of Azerbaijan, IIham  Aliyev, today visited the Main Stadium under construction for the historic first European Games in Baku next year, highlighting his personal commitment to Europe’s first multi-sport event.
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27 February 2014  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles

H&M Studio Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection

 



On 26 February 2014, the H&M Studio Autumn/Winter 2014 collection was shown during Paris Fashion Week. The catwalk was held at the Grand Palais. More ...


21 February 2014  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Lifestyles, News

Spanish Region of Murcia Puts Itself Forward in New York as the Entry Gate for US Investments in Spain

 



New York, 20 February 2014 (EFE) - The Spanish region of Murcia put itself forward today in New York as the entry gate for US investments in Spain and the important European Union market.

The closure of the session of the Nasdaq electronic market, in the middle of Times Square, was the most outstanding and symbolic of all the events in which Murcia participated this Thursday in New York, headed by its counsellor of industry and innovation, José Ballesta.


6 February 2014  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News, Sports

Olympic Scholarship for Sochi 2014: A Helping Hand to Olympic Hopefuls - Isabel Clark Ribeiro

 



Olympic Solidarity is the body that ensures that athletes with talent have an equal chance of reaching the Games and succeeding in the Olympic arena. It is responsible for administering and managing the National Olympic Committees’ (NOCs’) share of the revenue from the sale of broadcasting rights to the Olympic Games.
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6 February 2014  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News, Sports

Olympic Scholarship for Sochi 2014: A Helping Hand to Olympic Hopefuls - Peter Adam Crook

 



Olympic Solidarity is the body that ensures that athletes with talent have an equal chance of reaching the Games and succeeding in the Olympic arena. It is responsible for administering and managing the National Olympic Committees’ (NOCs’) share of the revenue from the sale of broadcasting rights to the Olympic Games. Peter Adam Crook, from the British Virgin Islands, is one of the athletes who have been supported by Olympic Solidarity. More ...


6 February 2014  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News, Sports

Olympic Scholarship for Sochi 2014: A Helping Hand to Olympic Hopefuls - Valya and Vita Semerenko

 



Olympic Solidarity is the body that ensures that athletes with talent have an equal chance of reaching the Games and succeeding in the Olympic arena. It is responsible for administering and managing the National Olympic Committees’ (NOCs’) share of the revenue from the sale of broadcasting rights to the Olympic Games. Valya and Vita Semerenko, from the Ukraine, are two of the people to have benefited from Olympic Solidarity Support. More ...


5 February 2014  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

Spanish Region of Murcia Seal Deal with Argentina to Promote the Expansion of its Products

 



The Government of the Spanish Region of Murcia and Argentina’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs foundation ExportAr, sealed an agreement today in Berlin to promote the expansion of Murcia's products in the Latin American country.  More ...


4 February 2014  |  Lifestyles, News, Science & Technology, Sports

The Fight Against Doping at the Sochi Olympics

 



The IOC is running the toughest anti-doping programme in the history of the Olympic Winter Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is in charge of the anti-doping programme in Sochi and will run operations during the whole period of the Games starting on the day of the opening of the Olympic Villages on 30 January to the Closing ceremony on 23 February. More ...


3 February 2014  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Lifestyles, News

World Cancer Day 2014: IAEA Helps Countries Control the Disease

 



Projections show that around nine million people in developing countries will die from cancer every year by 2030. The International Atomic Energy Agency - IAEA - helps these countries improve cancer control. More ...


29 January 2014  |  Lifestyles, News, Sports

Twelve Spectacular New Winter Sports Events for Sochi 2014! - New Formats

 



Twelve stunning winter sports events will make their debuts at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, taking place in Russia from 7 to 23 February 2014. This means 12 more gold medals will be up for grabs! More ...


28 January 2014  |  Lifestyles, News, Sports

Twelve Spectacular New Winter Sports Events for Sochi 2014! - New Athletes

 



Twelve stunning winter sports events will make their debuts at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, taking place in Russia from 7 to 23 February 2014. This means 12 more gold medals will be up for grabs! More ...


22 January 2014  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Environment, Lifestyles, News, Politics

African Women who Survived Civil War to Become Successful Businesswomen

 



This is the intensely moving true story of a group of free, independent African women, who against all expectations, have built themselves new lives, ten years after the end of the civil war in Angola.

That devastating war, which went on for thirty years, ended only ten years ago. Since then, Angola has been at peace - but has not had much contact with the rest of the world. There are almost no Western journalists in Angola.

Very recently, an independent Western news team has succeeded in documenting some amazing human stories - stories which one cannot read without being deeply stirred. More ...


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