Physically impaired Indonesians now have more chances, but face lax enforcement of laws for their benefit. Fikri spends his days in a wheelchair, begging from drivers on the busy streets of Jakarta. Even in Indonesia’s capital, the country’s laws requiring special assistance for the disabled are not being enforced. Few businesses want to employ Fikri, who […]
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took his fight against President Barack Obama’s newly upheld healthcare law out on the campaign trail on Friday, attempting to use it to galvanize support for his bid to oust Obama on November 6. Campaign supporters of Obama sought to blunt Republican criticism that the law will amount to a […]
Three people, including country’s first female astronaut, land safely after successfully carrying out mission Three astronauts have returned to Earth after achieving China’s first manual docking in orbit, a milestone in the country’s effort to build a space station by the end of the decade. The return of the trio, including the country’s first female […]
This week, the President spoke at the annual NALEO conference, hosted the Congressional Picnic and addressed the nation on the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, while his administration announced grants for cities hiring veterans as police officers, and spoke with students about college affordability This post was submitted by […]
The U.S. Supreme Court made a landmark ruling Thursday upholding the controversial, massive reform of health care coverage initiated by President Barack Obama. Here are four things Americans learned about the federal government’s grand vision to ensure health care for everyone under so-called Obamacare: Skipping insurance no longer an option The individual mandate is the […]
Upcoming UNESCO vote on whether to add Church of Nativity in Bethlehem to world heritage list likely to be contentious. Bethlehem, occupied Palestinian territories - For millions of Christians around the world, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is a place for worship and contemplation, a revered site worth travelling thousands of kilometres for a […]
Three regions in Papua and one in West Papua are looking to become new provinces in the hope of reversing sluggish development under former and current administrations. The petitioners have urged the Papuan Consultative Assembly (MRP) to issue a recommendation approving their formation. “We have received four proposals to form new provinces in Papua and […]
An Australian man started a fire at a gas station when he tested his lighter while pumping gas. This post was submitted by CNN / IM.
Religious Leaders Support President Obama’s Stance on Immigration Reform From Pope Benedict to prominent Protestant pastors, clergy from a variety of faiths are raising their voices on behalf of immigrants and the need to fix the broken system.President Obama has consistently and forcefully called for a comprehensive solution to the immigration challenges we face. In an […]
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Chefs with Issues is a platform for chefs and farmers we love, fired up for causes about which they’re passionate. John Currence is the chef and owner of City Grocery Restaurant Group in Oxford, Mississippi. In 2006, he received the Southern Foodways Alliance “Guardian of Tradition” award, and in 2009, he was recognized by the James Beard Foundation […]
Potsdam, Germany. “It’s a nice feeling to be upright, to walk and to have people at eye level,” said a beaming Peter Kossmehl at the Potsdam Rehabilitation Center in Germany. The 40-year-old from the German state of Brandenburg had just taken a spin in a bionic exoskeleton — a wearable, battery-powered robot — that enables paraplegics […]
Anchorage, Alaska – In Ballroom E of the Den’aina conference center here Wednesday, a small group of astronomers and journalists listened to the NASA feed from Kwajalein island, between Hawaii and Australia, where a Pegasus rocket aboard an L1011 plane was about to launch the NuSTAR space telescope. I was there as a member of […]
At least 16 killed in violence after UN criticises Jakarta’s human rights record in eastern province Tensions have sparked violence in the Indonesian province of Papua after the United Nations criticised Jakarta’s human rights record there. A series of attacks in the country’s eastern province have left 16 people dead and Papuans and the Indonesian military […]
NASA may have retired its shuttles, but it has its sights on sending astronauts deeper into space than ever before. These voyages are years away, but on Monday, astronauts are heading underwater to take part in a simulation that will help them figure out how they might explore one possible new destination: a near-Earth asteroid. […]
One of the oldest existing man-made structures, more than 2,000 years old and a world-travel icon that ranks alongside the pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge — the Great Wall of China should be on every traveler’s bucket list. To make the most of your visit, take some advice from these dos and don’ts. DO choose a […]