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Mild winter comes to an end, two weeks of frost ahead so get ready for it..

January 11, 2013

Mild winter comes to an end, two weeks of frost ahead so get ready for it..

The Netherlands has not had such a mild winter since records began at the Bilt weather station in 1901, weather bureau Weerplaza.nl said on Thursday. Over the past three weeks, the average temperature has been 8 Celsius, beating the previous record of 7.7 Celsius. It was also the cloudiest winter period since 1951. However, that is set to change. The wind has now more...

Environment , Living

Hospital Homo Pastor in court accused of killing male partner with axe

January 7, 2013

Hospital Homo Pastor in court accused of killing male partner with axe

A 55-year-old hospital pastor appeared in court on Friday charged with killing his male partner with an axe. Frank J, from the town of Ubbergen in the east of the Netherlands, is accused of killing his 56-year-old partner, also a clergyman, in September last year. Minister Dick Piersma was found by police in a pool of blood in the couple's home after J had alerted more...

Health , Living , News

Amsterdam gets tough on smoking (cannabis) in schools

December 14, 2012

Amsterdam gets tough on smoking (cannabis) in schools

How tough.... while its cool everywhere to smoke Amsterdam city council is to impose a blanket ban on the smoking of marijuana in school playgrounds, and may extend the ban to playgrounds in parks and in residential areas as well, according to media reports on Wednesday. The ban means schools will be able to involve the police if teenagers are caught smoking on more...

Economy , Health , Living , Youth

What link exist between sex work, HIV and the law in Asia and the Pacific?

October 27, 2012

What link exist between sex work, HIV and the law in Asia and the Pacific?

Bangkok -- Nearly all countries of Asia and the Pacific criminalize some aspects of sex work. Criminalization increases vulnerability to HIV by fuelling stigma and discrimination, limits access to sexual health services and condoms. The report clearly distinguishes between adult consensual sex work and human trafficking for sexual exploitation. Removing legal penalties more...

Living , Local

Growth, Principles and Maturity, how and why.

September 7, 2012

Growth, Principles and Maturity, how and why.

"I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'This the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death."-Leonardo da Vinci   “FRAGILE” is the best word to describe the characters of today’s more...

Living , Youth

“KENTE FESTIVAL 2012”

September 2, 2012

“KENTE FESTIVAL 2012”

Program line up                                  Kente festival 2012 Programma “KENTE FESTIVAL 2012”   Datum: 22 SEPTEMBER 2012 Locatie:  EGOLI 9, 1103 CA AMSTERDAM ZUIDOOST Tijd:  20:00 tot 01:00   20:00-20:30                 Ontvangst 20:30-20:35                 Opening more...

Agenda Link , Living , Public Announcement

Beyond violence and toward development: Visions of Hope

July 27, 2012

Beyond violence and toward development: Visions of Hope

Geneva, Switzerland -- Pain turns to hope.  Shame turns to pride.  An internationalphotography exhibition, demonstrating the links between violence and poverty, opened today in Geneva; bringing together members of civil society organizations, ambassadors and diplomatic representatives, the United Nations, academia, and the general public.   The exhibition more...

Living , Youth

Funerals in Sierra Leone are like Festive Occasions

June 1, 2012

Funerals in Sierra Leone are like Festive Occasions

Sierra Leone is not such a big country compared to many other countries that I know. As at July 2011, Sierra Leone had a total population of about 5, 363, 669 (according to Index Mundi estimate).   But in spite of the small population estimate, death is so large among the young. Death has become so popular that it is almost common in recent days. This can be more...

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Homosexuality still criminalized in over seventy Countries

May 25, 2012

Homosexuality still criminalized in over seventy Countries

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) was recently celebrated. The day commemorates World Health Organisation's decision in 1990 to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders. That was indeed a milestone, and since then there has been much progress. Last year, the Human Rights Council passed their first resolution ever on “Human more...

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Are children a blessing or curse?

May 3, 2012

Are children a blessing or curse?

Life has its own mystery, indeed. When some are seriously looking for children, there are others who get more children and tend to wonder if their children are blessing or a curse.   Rebecca Phejane from Setlopo village in Mahikeng, North West of South Africa has given birth her second set of triplets at Mahikeng Provincial Hospital. To many, Children may be a more...

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