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Book Review: I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Publié 23 août 2014 no picture Grace O

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I recently read "I am the Messenger" by Markus Zusak, and found it an engaging and poignant book. “I am the Messenger”, written by Markus Zusak (author of “The Book Thief”), tells the tale of a drifting and listless teenager, Ed Kennedy. At first glance, Ed appears to be a complete loser. An underage cabdriver with not much of a future ahead of him, Ed spends most of his leisure time playing poker and pining helplessly over his best friend Audrey, who doesn’t even belie...


Non-Communicable Diseases: Obesity in Developing Countries

Publié 17 août 2014 no picture Grace O

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In the late 1900s, health organizations focused on malnutrition, hunger, and the lack of food for people in developing nations. However, there has recently arisen a reverse problem. More 2.1 billion people are overweight. Obesity is a rising problem around the world and is proliferating at alarming speeds in some developing countries. Many of us associate obesity with affluent developed nations, but that is not the case. According to a study published by a UK think tank, the number...


2014--The Promising Road Ahead

Publié 8 janvier 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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The Pope has spoken about 2014. He calls for change, peace and unity across the planet. In my opinion, I believe the Pope to be as demanding as every other citizen of the Earth. Many skeptics thought 2013 was bad, unlucky even, because of the dreaded number 13. I think the bad quality of a year can only be attributed to the bad quality of the people who create it. And time is created by everyone! So, here's a proclamation to everyone saying that we should all get our heads out of t...


UN issues 2014 appeal to tackle global humanitarian crisis

Publié 6 janvier 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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"2013 was a real test of the global humanitarian system, and there is no indication that 2014 will be any different,"

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The UN's humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has warned of an unprecedented global crisis in 2014. She called for increased support for millions displaced by conflict and natural disasters. Valerie Amos warned Thursday that millions at the beginning of 2014 were facing severe hardship either as internally displaced people or as refugees. "2013 was a real test of the global humanitarian system, and there is no indication that 2014 will be any different," Amos told reporters in New York...


Children of the New Generation

Publié 24 décembre 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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The other day, I was watching a segment on the program NBC Nightly News in which a journalist was speaking with young Syrian children. I was astonished for two reasons: first, they spoke English at a higher caliber than most natives of my own country and carried themselves with such poise greatly unexpected from children of their age; second, they spoke of the war and the concept of death as if it were mundane, something to which they were obligated to acclimatize themselves. It fr...


An Interview with a Trailblazer

Publié 22 novembre 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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I got a chance to interview the global executive talent consultant, World Business Forum speaker and prestigious Egon Zehnder executive Claudio Fernandez-Araoz the other day. We discussed several things, but perhaps the most important dealt with leadership, ethics and morals in a world that is forgetting the importance of holding the door open for someone. Although I understand this doesn't have direct relations to other posts that I've put up or some of the ones you guys put up, I...


Why Should We Teach Children About Non-Violence?

Publié 8 novembre 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Everybody learns about wars in their history classes. The basics include: who fought, what was the cause, and who won? But do we teach children about the real information behind wars? Do we teach our kids that during wars, millions of people may die just by being caught in the crossfire or that servant citizens by the hundreds of thousands may have lost their lives on the battlefield? Why do we speak of wars with such reverence and pride that we have forgotten what the real objecti...


Journalists in Peril

Publié 29 septembre 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Who brings the news to civilians in Syria? In the United States, we have the liberty of free press. Our news is so accessible we have a 24-hour news network. There are written sources, connections on social media, and endless television broadcasts. However, in more impoverished or politically restricted countries, journalism is restrained heavily. While speaking to the US Director of Reporters without Borders (or Reporters Sans Frontières - RSF), I learned a few things about the p...