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Disability Integration Act

The Disability Integration Act (DIA) of 2017 is a bill introduced by Charles “Chuck” Schumer (D-NY) in the health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. The purpose of the bill is to prohibit states or local government that provide institutional placements for people with disabilities who require long term assistance prohibits insurance services from denying community-based services which would allow people to live independently in the community. 31 more words


REKOMPAK, Indonesia’s program for post disaster reconstruction of housing

Between 2004 and 2010, lndonesia was struck by several devastating natural disasters. A major earthquake triggered a massive tsunami that leveled much of the heavily populated coastal areas in Aceh and Nias in December 2004. 1,022 more words

Pittsburgh Symphony Ready for European Tour

Local concert-goers tonight were treated to a sneak preview of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO) European Festivals Tour at Heinz Hall, downtown Pittsburgh.

It has become a true-ism among Pittsburgh musicians that the Pittsburgh Symphony is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. 289 more words

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In Divisive Times, Pittsburgh Unites

At the invitation of Temple Sinai in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, leaders of many faiths joined together in worship and friendship at this past Friday’s Shabbat service. 124 more words

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Lebanon's Answer to D.A.R.E.: Joseph Hawatt of J.A.D.

For the past 36 years, Joseph Hawatt and his organization, J.A.D. (Jenuesse Anti Drogue, Youth Against Drugs) have been combating addiction of all types in Lebanon. 566 more words


Academic and Activist: Dr. Fifi Nassif Kallab of Byblos Ecologia

Dr. Fifi Nassif Kallab has spent the majority of her life dedicated to protecting the environment and increasing awareness of environmental issues in local communities. In her serene North Amchit home, surrounded by immaculate gardens, Dr. 469 more words


A Village Full of Surprises!

Let me introduce to you:

Cambuhat River Village of Buenavista, Bohol.

Before going to this village, I have heard stories of the place and it was not quite what I had imagined. 553 more words