Delivering safe water in Gaza

Ziyaad Mohamed Hamed has been driving trucks filled with clean drinking water for thousands of families who have fled their homes in Gaza, in extremely difficult and dangerous conditions. Despite the ceasefire, there remain enormous humanitarian needs in Gaza.

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Association reps: 2014 Legislature was kind to Olmsted County – Post-Bulletin

Association reps: 2014 Legislature was kind to Olmsted County
Post-Bulletin
… Association. MICA representatives presented to the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, highlighting ups and downs in transportation, health and human services and public safety. … But there were new labor laws that could be a challenge

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“I Wanted Change For the Country. I Didn’t Want This.” – Slate Magazine


Slate Magazine
“I Wanted Change For the Country. I Didn't Want This.”
Slate Magazine
Its forces had ransacked Bangui and killed and abused its citizens. Séléka infuriated …. Those agents imprisoned the women and children of villages until the men met production quotas of timber, cotton, coffee, and other commodities. Between 1890 and …

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How to make a better Big Mac – Chicago Tribune

How to make a better Big Mac
Chicago Tribune
McDonald's Golden Arches have been tarnished by a food safety scandal in China, labor issues in America and flat U.S. sales. To restore the shine to those arches, it's time for the fast-food behemoth to acknowledge the growing … The company already

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A Century of Extinction – The New Yorker


The New Yorker
A Century of Extinction
The New Yorker
The extinction of the passenger pigeon is one of those unusual cases, and it happened a hundred years ago this Labor Day weekend. On September 1, 1914, Martha, a passenger pigeon who lived in an aviary … Some have argued that the “additional factor

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How to Get a Figurine Produced in China and Not Lose Your Shirt – Boing Boing


Boing Boing
How to Get a Figurine Produced in China and Not Lose Your Shirt
Boing Boing
You will need to provide artwork for the sleeve/box or pay someone else to create it; include a UPC bar code (I bought mine here) and some very important verbiage: "FOR AGES 14 AND UP" and "THIS IS A WORK OF ART, NOT A TOY. … However, there is a lot

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Heavy Lifting: Loi Pok Yen Builds A Port Powerhouse In Singapore – Forbes


Forbes
Heavy Lifting: Loi Pok Yen Builds A Port Powerhouse In Singapore
Forbes
In its battle against ambitious competitors–from China and India to its Southeast Asian neighbors–it counts on a well-established network of specialized maritime businesses that keep the big ships coming back. A key … He's a firm believer in feng

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Supplier for Samsung and Lenovo Accused of Using Child Labor – New York Times


Times of India
Supplier for Samsung and Lenovo Accused of Using Child Labor
New York Times
China Labor Watch said it had found more than 10 children working at the factory of a China-based supplier for the technology giants Samsung Electronics and the Lenovo Group in an investigation in July and August. The group, based in New York, also
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Proudly Making in India, Selling Across the World – The New Indian Express


The New Indian Express
Proudly Making in India, Selling Across the World
The New Indian Express
A Chinese soft toys and accessories company, Pals Plush Ltd, entered India. Chinese companies coming in to sell cheap products in India is nothing new. But Pals Plush set up a production unit at Sri City SEZ, in Andhra Pradesh, and started

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