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Hello, I am a children’s author and Andy is an illustrator. We want to reach out to show kids (and adults too!) that there are great, clean ways to help power our world. We have created ‘The Power Families’, a series of beautifully written and illustrated picture books set on renewable energy farms and we need your help to kickstart it!Hello, I am a children’s author and Andy is an illustrator. We want to reach out... more
A new Ikea shop is opening in Catania and the advertisments bet on gay couples, too. So the Italian undesecretary of family, Carlo Giovanardi, the one who nothing said about Berlusconi bunga bunga and nothing made to increase families fund policies, said this advertisement is against our Constitution.
http://www.inaltreparole.net/en/resistance/giovanardicontropubblicitaikea240411.htmlA new Ikea shop is opening in Catania and the advertisments bet on gay couples, too.... more
One place to find advice and a little inspiration for your financial journey is through the writings of financial professionals and families just like you.
Link : http://www.careeroverview.com/blog/2011/top-50-finance-blogs-for-families/One place to find advice and a little inspiration for your financial journey is... more
Wei Jinpeng is a fisher of dead people. He scans the river about 18 miles from Lanzhou, China, for cadavers, drags them to shore with a small boat and then charges grieving families to recover their relatives' corpses. It is a thriving business. From his perch on an overhang above the Yellow River, Wei Jinpeng pointed to a fisherman's cove below and began counting his latest catch. He stopped after six and guessed that perhaps a dozen human corpses were bobbing in the murky waters. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/bizzareweird/24366-chinas-dark-side-body-fishing-jobWei Jinpeng is a fisher of dead people. He scans the river about 18 miles from... more
The Rathburn family is as wholesome and American as apple pie! David and Ariana were separated a week after their first child was born; David was going to Iraq in December 2009, and in less than 3 weeks he will be home again. Though a year may not seem like a long time, for a newly married couple with a baby, it can be an eternity.
Young wives like Ariana keep in touch with their husbands through their laptops. Today's advancements in IT make it possible to not only talk, but see each other, and bring baby into the conversation as well. When you watch the video here, you will notice how difficult it is for Ariana to leave her baby at the USO Center while she attends a reunification conference. When she gets there, she is one of many wives who are also preparing to welcome back a loved one.The Rathburn family is as wholesome and American as apple pie! David and Ariana were... more
£100bn cost of broken homes: Tory minister declares children whose parents split are NINE times more likely to commit crimeChildren from broken homes are nine times more likely to commit a crime than those brought up in stable families, a senior Cabinet minister warned last night.Iain Duncan Smith said the collapse of marriage had brought soaring crime rates, doubled the chances of living in poverty and cost the country an astonishing £100billion a year.
LINK : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1326420/100bn-cost-broken-home-children-likely-commit-crime.htmlChildren from broken homes are nine times more likely to commit a crime than those... more
Imagine a father not having seen his 100-day old son for sixty years thereafter only to find out from his son that his wife had written him off as dead. This is just one of a million such stories borne from the division of the Korean Peninsual 1945 and the 1950-53 Korean War.
A landmark inter-Korean summitt back in 2000 permitted separated families to contact each other through video conferencing or during very brief personal meetings. The summit was the first time the leaders of North and South met face to face since the formal partitioning of Korea in 1948. No other forms of communications are allowed, such as personal letters, telephone calls and/or email.Imagine a father not having seen his 100-day old son for sixty years thereafter only... more
Through Spirit Halloween's "The Spirit of Children" charity, families at over 100 children's hospitals across North America are treated to boxes of costumes and arts and crafts, all in a volunteer effort to spread a little bit of Halloween magic.
http://adorablenapalm.blogspot.com/2010/10/taking-boo-out-of-boo-boos.htmlThrough Spirit Halloween's "The Spirit of Children" charity, families... more
Economists have been begging this question for many years now – would lower income teens score higher in school if they had access to a personal computer? After conducting a myriad of studies, they finally have their answer and it’s a bit of a let down. Give lower-income teens free computers, and their performance in school tends to diminish, not improve.Economists have been begging this question for many years now – would lower... more
The following brawl was taken outside of the Pink Houses projects in East New York BROOKLYN... Shameful...ENTIRE FAMILY of 10 (Kids, Mamas AND Aunties)...The following brawl was taken outside of the Pink Houses projects in East New York... more
Plenty of people use the power of the internet to trace and reconnect with old friends. Two brothers from Denmark, however, are working to harness that power for a greater social good. Christopher and David Mikkelsen founded Refugees United, an NGO that uses secure web and mobile technology to enable refugees to find loved ones throughout the world.
At the Clinton Global Initiative, Refugees United joined with Ericsson, the UN High Commission for Refugees, Ugandan mobile operator MTN, and Delta Partners to announce a commitment to expand the Refugees United platform to mobile phones. The existing web-based system allows refugees to create and search profiles in order to find loved ones by name or identifying characteristics. By expanding the program from web-based to mobile phones, the organizers hope to reach people in areas with poor computer access and training. Now, people can utilize the Refugees United system over simple SMS or WAP-enabled phones.
http://www.fastcompany.com/1690690/the-social-network-thatrsquos-even-more-important-than-facebookPlenty of people use the power of the internet to trace and reconnect with old... more
Museum Day, the museums all over the country would be open for the general public; visitors would not have to pay a penny to enter these museums. The Museum Day is being sponsored by multi-national organisationsMuseum Day, the museums all over the country would be open for the general public;... more
Physical abuse is an unspoken reality to many, many families. This is my story:
Councils are secretly rifling through thousands of dustbins to find out about families' race and wealth.Waste audits allow officials and private contractors to check supermarket labels, types of unwanted food - and even examine the contents of discarded mail.
At least 90 local authorities have employed social profiling techniques to match types of rubbish to different ethnic groups and levels of income.
Officials and private contractors are tasked with examining the contents of families’ bins, checking supermarket labels, waste food and discarded mail.
The exercise is part of a recycling initiative so councils can target households in different social categories with leafleting campaigns.
However, critics have condemned the scheme as “highly intrusive” and a waste of money at a time when local authorities are being asked to cut spending.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/businessandecology/recycling/7899581/Council-snoopers-target-bins-for-clues-to-race-and-wealth.htmlCouncils are secretly rifling through thousands of dustbins to find out about... more
Haven Kirkpatrick, 29-year-old gym teacher at Fairfield Community High School, Illinois, has been arrested for allegedly engaging in sexual contact with a student between the age of 13 and 17. .
Kirkpatrick faces eight counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse — both felonies. If convicted, she might spent between three and seven years in prison on each count. The alleged contacts took place, investigators said, as recently as July 2, and as early as May 18 of this year. In each of the charges, Kirkpatrick is accused of holding a position of authority as a high school teacher over the alleged victim who was at least 13 years of age but under 18. n each of the eight counts, Kirkpatrick is accused of having unlawful sexual contact with the victim “for the purpose of the sexual gratification of the defendant."
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http://femalesexoffenders.com/fso/index.php/the-news/117-haven-kirkpatrick-arrestedHaven Kirkpatrick, 29-year-old gym teacher at Fairfield Community High School,... more
Amanda Vivian Polanco, 32-year-old woman from Farmington, New Mexico, has been arrested for allegedly engaging in sex with a 15-year-old boy. She has been charged with four counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child.
According to investigators Polanco had sex with a 15-year-old boy at least four times in March and April before the boy's father notified police and she was arrested May 2.
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http://femalesexoffenders.com/fso/index.php/the-news/116-amanda-polanco-arrestedAmanda Vivian Polanco, 32-year-old woman from Farmington, New Mexico, has been... more
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and encourage individuals and communities to support children and families. Learn more about the history of the month, see examples of Presidential and State proclamations, and find strategies for engaging communities and supporting families
link:http://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth/April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child... more
Lynch: 'We Know Families are Stressed'
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - "The Army isn't going to break because of its Soldiers, but it may break because of our families," said Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command and assistant chief of staff for installation management, to the crowd at the Sam Houston Club.
"The stress, the strain, that we are having as an Army family is unbelievable, almost unbearable," Lynch continued.
"As the commanding general of IMCOM, I have the opportunity to take the resources we have to truly focus on the family. It's our commitment to the Army family to make sure they know that we know the stress and strain they are going through ... that they know our dedication to the families we've made over the past two years under the Army Family Covenant."
At a luncheon sponsored by the Alamo chapter of the Association of the United States Army attended by most every Army flag officer within a 10-mile radius, Lynch talked about the command coming to Fort Sam Houston and how he wants IMCOM to be a good neighbor.
"Before I took this job, I thought the Army was centered around Fort Hood, Texas," the general said, referring to an earlier stint as commander of III Corps and Fort Hood.
"Now I realize that the Army is a little bigger than just Fort Hood. IMCOM looks after 163 installations, has 117,000 people and a $28 million annual budget. When I was offered the position as IMCOM commander, I took it as a blessing because it is the job where I could truly focus of taking care of our great Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and our families."
Lynch said taking care of families means making our families "resilient." This meant focusing on building and improving families physical, emotional and spiritual fitness to help families recover faster from the stress of deployments and separation.
"We spend too much time fixing our Soldiers and their families after we break them and not enough time keeping them from breaking. We need to focus on our Soldiers and our civilians so when they enter difficult times, they come out enriched, not devastated. That is the essence of resiliency."
The general, born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio, spent the majority of his adult life in Texas, said that he is humbled to be in the presence of the American Soldier, especially since so many joined the military after the start of the Global War on Terrorism.
"I routinely find myself in a position where I'm talking to youngsters and I realize that in some point in time, they were in the comfort of their homes with their family and watching the Global War on Terror on TV," said Lynch, also known by his call sign, "Defender 6."
"I'm the guy who was contending with the national media, which in my opinion, is a national embarrassment.
"I was the spokesperson for the Multi-National Force-Iraq (as deputy chief of staff for strategic effects) while Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. was the MNF-I commander, and we would routinely fill in the media on the good things and the bad things. The only things they would show America were the bad things. That's a tragedy."
Lynch said that young people had a choice at that time.
"These youngsters were sitting in their living rooms watching something bad, and they had a choice. They could say, 'Not my problem,' and turn off the TV and do something else, but they didn't."
"The American Soldier these days is part of an all-volunteer force, made up of people that made a conscious choice to go down to the recruiting station and join our nation and our military while our nation was at war.
"We'll be at war for the foreseeable future. We talk about being at war for eight-and-a-half years now, the longest this nation has been at continual conflict," Lynch said.
"General Casey has been very clear that senior leadership in the Army believe that we'll be fighting the global war on terrorism for at least the next decade," Lynch continued.
The general also talked about continuing to working closely with AUSA when the command moves to Fort Sam Houston.
"I just want to tell you thanks for what you do every day," Lynch said to the chapter members.
"I want to pledge to you that when we move in this direction - we, meaning me and 3,500 friends, if you don't mind - we'd all like to join this local chapter, so we can continue to have this relationship between AUSA and our Soldiers," said Lynch.
"We're excited about the move to San Antonio and giving you the chance to help us as we help our Soldiers and families. I support those people who support us," Lynch said.
"We are going through difficult times. We are fighting and winning this nation's wars.
"We are ensuring that our children and their children will enjoy the same freedoms we enjoy today. We are protecting our freedoms, but it's hard on our Soldiers, families and civilians. If we acknowledge that it's hard and that we work together to make it less hard, then we can take this to the next level. We can reduce our suicide rates exponentially, improve our safety records, we can provide for our Gold Star families and we can focus on resiliency."
"You have outstanding leadership on (Fort Sam Houston)," Lynch said in closing, "and we're glad we're going to be part of the team."Lynch: 'We Know Families are Stressed' FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -... more