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Rural Women: Radio Stories

In line with the theme of the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (12 - 23 March), "Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls," and in collaboration with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcaster


Hope Russia meddling wakes us up

I wish to offer my sincere appreciation to The Register-Guard editors for their historically honest, ethical and gutsy editorial on March 7, "Remember how it feels." The editors did not shy away from listing a number of countries in which the U.S. has interfered in the past century, a fuller list in


Haiti hires Clinton-linked PR firm to soften image in Washington | Miami Herald

The government of Haiti, so cash-strapped that its teachers are going unpaid, has retained a high-powered, top-dollar international PR firm with ties to a former member of Hillary Clinton's staff to boost the country's image in Washington. The hiring of Mercury Public Affairs has raised uncomfortab


Coastal Christian High School packages meals for children in Haiti

Coastal Christian High School partnered with Hope Changes Everything Saturday to package over 55,000 meals to send to children in Haiti. The packaging event started at 2 p.m. 400 to 800 volunteers were expected to help package the meals. The packaged meals will be put into a container that will be s


Hope and healing in Haiti

YORK -- For the York College students who will visit Haiti over spring break, the service/learning trip will be an adventure and a chance to gain hands-on, international experience. For Associate Professor of Biology Milton Eckhart and his family, it will be a homecoming. Eckhart will return to Hait


In The Spotlight | 'Give where you live': Volunteer has vision for Central Park Square

From impoverished Haiti to storm-damaged Mississippi to the heart of downtown Johnstown, Sean McCool has volunteered, in a variety of roles, to help different communities in recent years. He has gone to Haiti - with Crucified Church, where he serves as a worship leader, and F1 Engineering - to provi


Algoma Christian gives back through Feed the Need fundraiser

Algoma Christian School will host a special event to benefit hungry families in Haiti. The event, titled Feed the Need, is a school-wide fundraiser to help raise awareness and funding to provide healthy meals for hungry families in Haiti. Feed the Need will culminate in a one-day "packing party" thr


Haiti Needs Capitalism, Not More Central Planning

Photo credit: Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) on Best Running / CC BY Haiti's government should do an about-face from the policy of forcefully dispossessing people of land in an attempt to bolster economic output. In August 2013, men with bulldozers arrived in Tru-du-Nord, Haiti, to confiscate land


The Deacon Chuck Dietsch Memorial 5k Run/Walk

The Deacon Chuck Dietsch Memorial 5k Run/Walk for Haiti, formerly known as Hoof if for Haiti, will take place on Saturday, April 28 at Sacred Heart Church in Southbury, Connecticut. The church is located at the corner of Main Street South and Route 172, just off Exit 14 from I - 84. The advanced reg


Trump Would Remove Women Deemed “Too Ethnic” From Miss Universe

President Donald Trump's racist tendencies have been put on blast yet again. This time, Trump has been accused of removing women of color from the Miss Universe pageant if they were "too ethnic" or were highly melaninated. The findings stem from the soon-to-be released book, Russian Roulette: The In


Spencer surgeon receives American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2018 Humanitarian Award

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Rick D. Wilkerson, DO is the recipient of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2018 Humanitarian Award. Dr. Wilkerson was honored at the Academy's 2018 Annual Meeting for his nearly three decades of work serving underserved populations around the globe. The Humanita


Timberland Helps Rebuild Haiti's Cotton Industry

Cotton farming has returned to Haiti under the sponsorship of Timberland, the New England outdoor lifestyle brand, after a 30-year absence. The crop has been reintroduced to the devastated severely deforested island state to revive agriculture and garment manufacturing, boost the economy, raise inco


Group D: Big guns collide in daunting section

Group D comprises no fewer than three former competition finalists: China PR, Nigeria and Germany, the last two of whom faced off in the 2010 and 2014 finals. Completing the quartet are FIFA Women's World Cup debutants Haiti, who will be hoping to reprise the form they showed in qualifying and defy


98-year-old man among newly sworn-in U.S. citizens at Ulster County ceremony

Joseph Hais, who's 98 and originally from Haiti, became a U.S. citizen on Friday. Shown with him during a naturalization ceremony at the Ulster County Courthouse in Kingston is his daughter, Maire Adolphe. Photo by William J. Kemble KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Eight days after his 98th birthday, Joseph Hais


Rasheedat Ajibade sets U20 Women's World Cup target after draw

Rasheedat Ajibade believes her side has all it takes to excel at this year's Fifa U20 Women's World Cup billed for France later this year. The Falconets, who are making their ninth appearance at the tournament were drawn against Germany, China and Haiti at the draw ceremony held at the Opera House


Waterloo school turns 800 shirts into diapers for children in Haiti

An eastern Iowa middle school is helping children halfway across the world with the shirts off their backs. In nearly two weeks Hoover Middle School students collected 800 t-shirts for Bundled Bottoms which is a program that turns shirts into diapers for children in Haiti. "It's called Bundled Botto


Mystery dinner raising funds for Lumiere Medical Ministry

What do pigs, dinner shows and mysteries have in common? They're all coming together to benefit Lumiere Medical Ministry. Lumiere will be hosting their next fundraiser on Thursday, March 15. NarroWay Productions will present their "Wild West Barbecue Mystery Dinner Show." Lumiere Medical Ministry wa


Tillerson Reaffirms US Commitment to Africa

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has re-affirmed the U.S. commitment to Africa, two months after President Donald Trump's reported derogatory comments about the continent. "I think the United States commitment to Africa is quite clear in terms of the importance we place


Nigeria to meet Germany in U-20 Women's World Cup

Nigeria have the opportunity to avenge recent U-20 Women's World Cup final defeats by Germany after being drawn against Die Nationalelf in the group stage of the 2018 event in France. The Falconets were defeated by Germany in the finals of both the 2010 and the 2014 event, but will have the opportun


Ulrick Jean Pierre paints Haitian historical moments. DzCeremony of Bois Caman. (courtesy photo)

Haitian artist Ulrick Jean-Pierre (courtesy photo) Haitian artist, Ulrick Jean-Pierre, shared his creative perspective with the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper. Jean-Pierre paintings explore Haitian history. The art pieces range from Haitian historical figures to surrealist landscapes. His artwork ha