Presidential Medal of Freedom celebrates 50 Years!

President Obama Names Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients 2013 Marks 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s Establishment of the Presidential Medal of Freedom     WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama named sixteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United … [Read more...]

IRAQ, UN honours work of three Iraqi women journalists

May 2013 – Three Iraqi Women journalists have been selected as the winners of a United Nations contest which seeks to highlight the everyday challenges faced by women living in the Middle Eastern country. The stories submitted by Suha Audah, Enas Jabbar and Shatha al-Shabibi were selected by an independent panel for their depiction of women’s situation in Iraq. Suha Audah’s article describes the pressure of traditional values on women practicing sports in Mosul, Enas Jabbar relates the … [Read more...]

Order of Canada 2012: 91 recipients – 2 Companions, 33 Officers, 56 Members

Appointments to the Order of Canada December 30, 2012 OTTAWA — His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced today 91 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include two Companions (C.C.), 33 Officers (O.C.) and 56 Members (C.M.). These appointments were made on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada. Granting honours is a gracious, tangible and lasting way to pay tribute to people whose … [Read more...]

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