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The reality of spring break

Spring break, according to a Google search, shows the dream – not the reality. There is a reason it is called ‘reading week’ by many institutions instead. 499 more words

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Pride should include uniformed police

Will the real Pride Toronto please stand up?

Toronto Police and Pride Toronto have had a complicated relationship since 2016.  That’s when Black Lives Matter activists halted the parade for about 30 minutes, calling out Pride’s “anti-blackness” while demanding police not participate in future parades. 289 more words

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Financial abuse is a serious and growing threat to our elders

By Kristen Arute

Hingham – Every year millions of older adults fall victim to financial fraud.  Some estimate that it affects 1 in 18 people.  Around 4.5% of this population are victims of “financial fraud in relationships of trust.”  However these numbers are very likely underestimated.  867 more words

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Tapping the untapped – Private Sector on Disaster Risk Management

Among others, engagement with the private sector on Disaster Risk Reduction makes PRAGATI Project unique. PRAGATI is an urban Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) project being implemented in Sankharapur Municipality in Kathmandu and Changunarayan Municipality in Bhaktapur District. 1,848 more words

I Knew I'd Hate It, But I Did It Anyway

“Man, I REALLY hated all 6 of those Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films.”  “Christ, all NINE of those Star Wars movies are awful.”  “By Odin’s beard!  608 more words

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Aging with Sass and Class

Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart

By Loretta LaRoche

Bette Davis famously said, “Aging is not for sissies.” I can at this point in my life say she was right on the money. 653 more words

To create difference or just for an event?

Pratap Maharjan

Programme Manager, NDRC

While the entire country was celebrating National Earthquake Safety Day on January 16, 2018, Shankharapur was relatively quiet. Unlike last year, when thousands of people from Shankharapur and different organizations took over the street of Shankhu to commemorate NESD, this year only handful of youth and community members joined community level event. 672 more words

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