Italy have quality to test Spain: Prandelli – Yahoo! Sports

San Francisco Chronicle
Italy have quality to test Spain: Prandelli
Yahoo! Sports
Sports: KIEV (Reuters) – Italy have the quality in central midfield to take on Spain and challenge their usual domination of possession in Sunday's Euro 2012 final, coach Cesare Prandelli said. "I hope we can be positive and take the game to them," he
Italy Plans to Disrupt Tiki-Taka Spain in Euro Soccer FinalBloomberg
Italy seeking to end Spain's domination in finalSan Francisco Chronicle
Spain promises to attack Italy in Euro 2012
all 6,629 news articles »


Fairfood Friday #58

Every Friday we round up the most interesting, inspiring or funny stories we came across while conducting research for our news stories. This week: When it feels like everything on the plot is out to defeat you and your precious crops, take heart: learning to pick yourself up and carry on after a failure is a vital skill for a plot holder, says Ryan Lewis of The Guardian.

Have you read something we should know about? Please let us know in the comments.

Simple Sheet of Paper Keeps Produce Fresh 4 Times Longer
The simple magic happens thanks to a secret mix of herbs – similar to what are used for medicinal purposes – that inhibit bacterial and fungal growth, as well as degradative enzymes. Sheets can be used and reused over the course of two or three weeks and then composted.

The new allotment: The school of hard knocks
When it feels like everything on the plot is out to defeat you and your precious crops, take heart: learning to pick yourself up and carry on after a failure is a vital skill for a plot holder, says Ryan Lewis of The Guardian.

Some Prehumans Feasted on Bark Instead of Grasses
If you are what you eat, the new research and other recent studies suggest there was more diversity in the diets of early prehumans, both within and between species, than previously understood.

Many “Mays” But Few “Musts
A limp agreement at the UN’s vaunted environmental summit.

Foreign “Land Grabs” Scooping Up Key Agricultural Land
From 2000 to 2010, foreign investors bought or leased roughly 270,000 square miles of prime agricultural land, most of it in the developing world.

Rio+20: Reasons To Be Cheerful
Despite the criticisms of the Earth summit in Brazil – many echoing the 1992 meeting – much that was positive emerged.

Fifty Years After “Silent Spring” Assault on Science Continues
When Silent Spring was published in 1962, author Rachel Carson was subjected to vicious personal assaults that had nothing do with the science or the merits of pesticide use. Those attacks find a troubling parallel today in the campaigns against climate scientists who point to evidence of a rapidly warming world.

Ocean Advocates Find Silver Linings After Rio+20 Disappointments
Although agreement was not reached on policing international waters, some firm commitments were made in Brazil. 

Dirkje Koene is a Copywriter for Fairfood International.

Image: long may she rain (CC License)


Greece: 2 hurt in attack on soccer coach’s home –

Greece: 2 hurt in attack on soccer coach's home
Two people were wounded in a shootout after armed robbers invaded the Athens home of PAOK Thessaloniki football (soccer) coach Giorgos Donis and briefly held his father-in-law hostage on Thursday,

and more »


Coming Soon: Limited pre-sale of Kru Nam Collection Jewelry

The first shipment of silver rings from the Not For Sale’s Kru Nam Collection are on their way to the Not For Sale Store. This beautiful new line of handmade, original NFS silver jewelry was designed by M, one of the first children rescued by Kru Nam at NFS Thailand.

Thoroughly impressed with the hard work and attention that went into the design for this new line of jewelry, NFS is proud to make a line of silver rings available through a limited pre-sale to NFS Partners only. In order to be eligible to purchase the rings from the Kru Nam Collection when they go on sale, become a NFS Monthly Partner here.

Our Partners are the backbone to abolitionist work of Not For Sale and your purchase of a ring, as well as your ongoing support, helps us further develop our Social Ventures in Thailand and across the globe.

This new product line, coming directly from Thailand, models our belief that trafficking can be stopped “upstream” in poor and marginalized communities through the creation of for profit social enterprise.  The collection, which provides dignified work to survivors of trafficking, provides individuals with new opportunities to explore creativity and their own business development.

The limited edition unique rings are 13 grams of .925 percent silver and will retail for $ 45 plus shipping. A larger collection of silver jewelry pieces is currently in design and will be available exclusively at the Not For Sale Global Forum in November.

Become a NFS monthly Partner today, and be among the first to purchase one of these beautiful rings.


ILO to launch child labour policy –

ILO to launch child labour policy
The International Labour Organization together with government is set to launch the National child Labour policy as a measure to curb the increasing cases of child Labour in the country. new report released by the Platform for Labour Action

and more »


Underground mine ribs are focus of MSHA’s 2012 roof control campaign

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration once again will focus its annual mine roof control program on efforts to improve mine rib control during the 2012 Preventive Roof Rib Outreach Program, known as PROP. For the second consecutive year, in 2011, fatal rib roll accidents in underground coal mines outnumbered more typical fatal roof fall accidents. Most recently, on June 25, a coal miner in eastern Kentucky suffered fatal injuries when he was crushed by a rib roll.|||||||

Vote for Stunning Photos in the Fair Trade Photo Contest through July 16

Scores of beautiful and insightful photos are now competing in the 4th annual Fair Trade Photo Contest. The 12 winning photos will be featured in the 2013 Fair Trade Calendar. Each person can vote for up to 5 photos through July 16.

Vote ballot now