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25 Nov 2014

In addition to direct donations, the organization also offers US supporters the opportunity to make honorary and in memorium donations, in lieu of holiday gifts or to memorialize a friend or loved one. The Himalayan Stove Project is a US-based, not-for-profit philanthropic project that has donated more than 3,000 cook stoves to the people of the High Himalayas since its foundation in 2010. It is working toward meeting the region's estimated need for more than 1,000,000 clean stoves. Watch the full video synopsis of the effort here. For more information about or to donate to the Himalayan Stove Project, located at 1335 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, #305, Taos, NM, 87571, visit www.himalayanstoveproject.org/transforming-lives...



24 Nov 2014

We made a lot of gains [in HIV/AIDS treatment access over the past 10 years], but if we are not mindful of the gains, we will be dragged down again." AAF has also been going door-to-door offering psychosocial and counselling services to people living with HIV/AIDS, making sure they take their drugs on time and trying to identify new patients. "Our door-to-door treatment care is going very well," Sieh said. "Right now we are reaching hundreds of our people who were taking treatment at the care centres." Disrupted services While some HIV services are still offered at operational general health facilities, many people say they don't know where to go or when such treatment services will be available at which clinics....



20 Nov 2014

Last year Winn sold a 60% stake in the group to high profile investment groups JZ International and Souter Investments backed by Scottish businessman and philanthropist Sir Brian Souter. And now, following changes to the structure of Sir Brians shareholding, Winn Solicitors is part owned by the Souter Charitable Trust. The move means that a portion of profits from Winn Solicitors thriving business could be used to support vital causes at home and abroad. Over the last five years the trust has awarded over 3,200 grants worth more than 32m to crucial projects that relieve human suffering around the world. Among the many causes it supports is the fight against the worlds biggest killer, malaria, and the supply of daily...



19 Nov 2014

Parkinson discovered the location of Reynolds' grave while doing research for her book, History of Reynoldsburg, published in 1981. According to that book, Reynolds initially boarded with John French when he came to town and became its first merchant. After building his cabin on Main Street and opening the store, he sold work clothes, whiskey, molasses, calico cloth and general provisions. She said it is possible the town was initially named "Reynolds Burgh" because the mail was delivered to Reynolds' store. Reynolds died in 1854 at the age of 48, from complications of malaria. Cotner said he was happy to help with the gravestone. "I believe in the history of our community," he said. "I admire Reynolds, because I...



17 Nov 2014

More US cities brace for protests off Ferguson decision Police departments across the country are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. More From Boston to Los Angeles, police departments are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. More Surgeon with Ebola arrives in US for treatment At first, Dr. Martin Salia thought he had malaria or typhoid. A surgeon working in Sierra Leone, he told his wife back in Maryland that he had a headache and fever. He had two negative...



13 Nov 2014

4. Financial guidance for 2014 confirmed; important milestones expected for the remainder of the year All of the financial targets published on 25 March 2014 in Evotec's Annual Report 2013 (page 69) remain unchanged. In 2014, total Group revenues excluding milestones, upfronts and licences are expected to see high single-digit percentage growth. Evotec expects research and development (R&D) expenses in 2014 to increase above the levels of 2013. This is primarily due to additional investments in the strategic Cure X and Target X franchise. In total, R&D expenditure is expected to be in the range of EURO 10 m to EURO 14 m in 2014.
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09 Nov 2014

View photo Presidential candidate Marina Silva of Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) takes part in a TV debate in Sao By Brian Winter SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Popular environmentalist Marina Silva looks capable of winning Brazil's presidential election in October but a major campaign gaffe and mounting attacks from other candidates and the media suggest the race is still wide open. Polls have shown Silva with a lead of about 10 percentage points over President Dilma Rousseff if the Oct. 5 election goes to a runoff, as seems likely. Silva's meteoric rise has led Brazilian stocks to rally 10 percent in the last three weeks on hopes she would be more business-friendly than Rousseff and help stir a stagnant economy. In the last...



05 Nov 2014

It has helped a lot of local people find work. "I can send my brothers and sisters and children to university or other parts of Indonesia now." More than surfing The hotel has 22 exceptional open-plan villas, designed to be low impact, drawing on Graves' philosophy and vision of integration by utilizing local designs, materials and construction techniques. Experiences for Nihiwatu guests can include trips to nearby villages and clinics or programs the Sumba Foundation runs or supports. "You can go into the villages, you can experience daily life, you can go to the markets and you can contribute if you want. And most do because they want to and it's not a tough sell. They really want to be a part of it and they really...



02 Nov 2014

National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The UCSF-Makarere University (MU) collaboration was launched in 1998 to focus on malaria research. Researchers evaluate new antimalarial therapies, develop and test new public health approaches to malaria, and study antimalarial drug resistance. UCSF is the nation's leading university exclusively focused on health. Now celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding as a medical college, UCSF is dedicated to transforming health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.
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29 Oct 2014

Libya has become a major departure point for Africans trying to reach Europe to find work and escape from difficult conditions in their home countries. Accidents at sea, usually involving overloaded and unstable vessels, kill hundreds of emigrants from North Africa every year. Human traffickers have exploited Libya's political chaos and porous borders since 2011, when dictator Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown and killed. Restriction is toughest since Soviet era, though critics reject move as patronizing and ineffective act of censorship in line with a string of conservative morality laws More Featured Videos Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player ....