DOLE’s Project Angel Tree protects, inspires children to attend school – Philippine Information Agency

DOLE's Project Angel Tree protects, inspires children to attend school
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The agency's Information Officer Arly S. Valdez said this project is designed to address child labor by gathering and granting wishes of child laborers or children-at-risk through a network of patrons or sponsors called “angels.” The project also

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Mining for Gold: A Pact With the Devil?

The economic crisis – and the rising price of gold – have spurred North American firms to reopen mines and attack environmental regulations. Here’s what we can learn from El Salvador’s moratorium on new mining permits.

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Infographic Published on Roles & Functions in N. America Fair Trade Movement

To help Fair Trade advocates and the general public picture who is doing what in the Fair Trade movement in N. America, Fair Trade Resource Network has published an infographic called “N. America Fair Trade Movement:  Roles & Functions – August 2012.” The 2-page PDF document shows 29 key organizations and groups by:

- organizational roles (Advocate, Trader,  Standard Setter, Membership, Academic)
- movement functions (Leadership, Build Infrastructure, External Communications, Mobilize Resources, Recruiting Supporters)
- approach (Mission-driven, Market-driven, Both)
- size (small, medium, large resources devoted to Fair Trade activities)

See and download the Infographic

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Makerere uses agricultural waste to boost beef production

Dr. Denis Mpairwe, the head of the department of agricultural production, So far, the sources of protein that most Ugandan farmers use are cotton seed
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Wen Tells Merkel Spain, Italy, Greece Need More Reforms – Bloomberg


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Wen Tells Merkel Spain, Italy, Greece Need More Reforms
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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told his German counterpart that Spain, Italy and Greece must take steps to prevent a worsening of the euro region's sovereign-debt crisis as he pledged to consider further European bond purchases. “The main worries are
China's Wen calls for action on Europe debtThe Seattle Times
German and Italian Leaders at Odds Over Euro PlansNew York Times
Wen Tells Merkel That European Nations Must Step Up OverhaulSan Francisco Chronicle

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Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant
 
Department
The Operations department is led by the Director Operations. Its main responsibility is to implement various activities to provide services for Fairfood. The department is directed and managed by the Director Operations, who is responsible for the coordination, realisation and actual implementation of these services and the total further professionalisation of the organisation. The department is responsible for four functions: HR, Quality Assurance, ICT and Finance. In addition, facility management and coordination of the internal communication are part of the departmental responsibilities. The functions are led by four paid managers, each with the help of two to four unpaid assistants. The Legal Assistant operates under the Director Operations.
 
Function
As Legal Assistant, you will assist the Director Operations in a diverse range of legal matters and will be actively considering Fairfood’s legal position and responsibilities. You will research and advise on legal matters that relate to Fairfood. Further, you will communicate with external parties in relation to these legal matters under the direct supervision of the Director Operations and you will report relevant internal parties on your research or legal opinion. Finally, you will be overseeing an adequate execution of the tasks as determined by the Director Operations.
 
Your competences
You have either obtained or in your final years of completing a Master’s degree in Law. A specialization in corporate law is preferred. You have an ambition to develop yourself further in the legal subject area. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. You are able to take initiative and have a proactive attitude towards assigned tasks. You are capable of working both independently and within a team. Obviously, you have an affinity with Fairfood’s objectives.
 
What do we offer?
This is an unpaid position suitable as an internship to obtain work experience both in this particular field and at an NGO. We will reimburse your travel expenses and provide lunch for the days you work. We offer a versatile position within a young international organisation. You will have the freedom and opportunity to continue developing yourself and achieve tangible results. We value our employees and fully recognise that flexibility in working hours might be important for you. To help us achieve our work goals, we prefer you to work for a minimum of 16 hours a week over a minimum of 3 months (preferably even longer, i.e. 6 months).
 
Interested?
If you recognise yourself in this outline and noticed your core qualities detailed above, we would like to meet you! For inquiries related to the position, please contact HR:hr@fairfood.org or (+31) 627241227. If interested, please send your motivation letter and CV to the HR team at hr@fairfood.org.

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Food & You part 3: Grow solutions for a better food future

One in seven people on our planet go to bed hungry. Yet eighty per cent of these people are directly involved in food production. If they are producing and collecting food, how could they be missing out?

Want to know how to be part of a better food future? Watch this, the last of three animations that journey through the broken food system and explore the ways that we can build a world where everyone has enough to eat, always.

The GROW Method: feed your family while you help feed 1 billion people feed themselves.

Join our GROW Campaign.

Want more detail? Read the report: The Food Transformation: Harnessing consumer power to create a fair food future

Want to know how to be part of a better food future? Watch this, the last of three animations that journey through the broken food system and explore the ways that we can build a world where everyone has enough to eat, always.

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New tobacco products’ appeal to youth concerns York Co. health experts – The Herald | HeraldOnline.com


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New tobacco products' appeal to youth concerns York Co. health experts
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“We think we're going to have children die” throughout the school year now that it's “easy to have a lethal amount of nicotine…because of how these products are being displayed,” Alleva told an assembly of local health directors and workers Monday.

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