25 Americans Who Gave Most Money In 2013, Lorre White

The Americans Who Gave Away The Most Money In 2013 1. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Total:$992.2 million Recipients: Silicon Valley Community Foundation Who gave away the most money of any American last year? Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, 29, and wife Priscilla Chan, 28, who donated nearly $1 billion to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. That gift made up a sizable chunk of the $7.7 billion the top 50 Americans gave away to philanthropic causes in 2013, according … [Read more...]

DESA, ‘ever changing world preparing beyond 2015′

“We need sustainable statistics to support sustainable development”   For almost as long as the UN has existed, development data has been collected, generating a crucial asset for the international community. Behind this important effort is UN DESA’s Statistics Division, led by Stefan Schweinfest. In DESA News, he shares what it takes to measure an ever changing world and to prepare for development beyond 2015.     “Statistics is one of those quiet areas where the … [Read more...]

Susan Polgar celebrates Women in Chess @ chessdailynews.com

   Susan Polgar celebrates Women in Chess   ABOUT SUSAN POLGAR:   * Winner of 4 Women’s World Championships (Under 16, Blitz, Rapid, and Classical) * The only World Chess Champion in history (male or female) to win the triple-crown (Blitz, Rapid and Classical World Championships) * 5-time Olympic Champion with 10 overall medals (5 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze) * 2006 Women’s Chess Cup Champion * Previously held 5 world chess records (* still … [Read more...]

Celebrating MAY DAY (May 1) around the Globe!

May Day on May 1 is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and usually a public holiday; it is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. Traditional May Day Celebrations   May Day is related to the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night. May Day falls exactly half a year from November 1, another cross-quarter day which is also associated with various northern European pagan and the year in the Northern Hemisphere, and it has … [Read more...]

Voices of the Future 2013 begins April 2 – Take Action (Join)

This program has confirmed what I already know. Women need to speak out—or shout out—because we do have so much to say. We just need to give ourselves a chance. Voices of Our Future has allowed me to give myself that chance.” — Noreens, 2012 Voices of Our Future Correspondent, Palestine Call for Applicants Apply before April 2nd for our online training program in citizen journalism and digital empowerment! You only have a few days left before the application begins! Women from all over the … [Read more...]

ONE.org Contest: Submit a video or print piece – help us fight extreme poverty‏

ONE Thing We Agree On   We're partnering with ONE.org for a contest called ONE Thing We Agree On, and we're looking for video and print submissions that bring opposites together to stamp out extreme poverty. So get creative. Be edgy, funny, ridiculous — but whatever you do, make it kick-ass. And if you're chosen as one of the 12 finalists, you'll get: • A piece of the $20,000 prize–pie • Tons of free iStock credits (35,000 total to be split between winners) • The chance to … [Read more...]

WORLD AIDS DAY is celebrated around the globe <3

  World Aids Day     Worldwide, 1 December 2012   United Nations officials are marking World AIDS Day with a call for building on recent successes and pressing ahead to get to zero – zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths – by 2015.   World AIDS Day is celebrated around the world on December 1st each year. It has become one of the most recognized international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, … [Read more...]

St. Andrew’s Day(Scotland) – Celebrated November 30th around the World!

            St. Andrew's Day     November 30         St. Andrew's Day is the feast day of Saint Andrew. It is celebrated on 30 November.   Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, and St. Andrew's Day (Scottish Gaelic: Latha Naomh Anndra) is Scotland's official national day. In 2006, the Scottish Parliament designated St. Andrew's Day as an official bank holiday.     Although most commonly associated with Scotland, Saint Andrew is also the patron saint of … [Read more...]

Louise Hay – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is honored to Celebrate the Life of this pure example of Faith in Action. We send our blessings of JOY and PEACE. Beginning her Journey at a time when the rest of the world could barely spell the word "thought", this woman was devoting her time to the investigations and proof by example, that our 'Our Thoughts Create our Life'.   Awakening after great struggles in her personal life; this Woman never gave up, only searched more diligently for her own Truth.  … [Read more...]

On the Road! The 11th Council Gathering Goes Forward‏

11th Council Gathering   July 26-29, 2012 Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Lame Deer, Montana     On the Road! The Gathering Goes Forward   Support for the Northern Cheyenne People and the Victims of the Fire As many of you know, the fires in Montana have devastated thousands of acres and homes near where we will be holding the Council.  Be assured that the roads are open, the air quality is okay and the danger has passed. Grandmother Margaret has chosen to move forward and … [Read more...]

ARMENIA: “Gender inequality is unjust, unintelligent and expensive.” ???

GENDER EQUALITY IN ARMENIA: A PERCEIVED NEED OR IMPOSED CONDITIONALITY? “Gender inequality is unjust, unintelligent and expensive.” Terry Davis, former Secretary-General of the Council of Europe While the Soviet Union spearheaded, at least ideologically, what can be seen as a campaign-turned-policy of ‘State feminism’, proclaimed equality between the sexes and time and again took the lead in expanding social, economic and cultural rights of and opportunities for women, the overall … [Read more...]

World Pulse is Taking Action for RIO +20 – Submit Your Story !!!

Advise World Leaders on What Sustainable and Equitable Development Means to YOU In partnership with the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), World Pulse is collecting personal stories outlining women’s experiences and recommendations on sustainable and equitable development for presentation at the Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. How Can My Voice Be Included? SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Log in to your PulseWire account. Not a … [Read more...]

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