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Applause: Miriam Foundation works to help those on the autism spectrum for over 40 years

Seems that two rounds of applause are due to volunteers with the Miriam Foundation, which has been working for more than 40 years to help children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities to live full and meaningful lives. 390 more words

Life

Greek shares plunge on first day of market re-open


• The main Athens stock index, the Athex, ended the day down by 16.23% as trading resumed after a five-week closure.

• The nation’s top four lenders – Piraeus Bank, National Bank, Alpha Bank and Eurobank – fell the most, all down 30%, the maximum allowed. 63 more words

Holocaust survivor cycles road he walked 70 years ago from Auschwitz to Krakow

In January 1945, after Russian soldiers had liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, Marcel Zielinski joined a group of children who started to walk toward Krakow, about 65 kilometres away. 463 more words

Life

Good Ideas Endure

Hamilton noted in 1790- Industry is increased, commodities are multiplied, agriculture and manufacturers flourish: and herein consists the true wealth and prosperity of a state. 225 more words

History

Greek banks likely to require €14bn despite deal with creditors

Greek banks are likely to require fresh capital between €10bn and €14bn to keep them afloat in spite of a deal with creditors, a senior Greek banker said. 182 more words

Economy

Greece's struggling pensioners

A pensioner argues with an official as he tries to enter a National Bank branch to receive part of his pension in Athens, Greece. 160 more words

Pakistan

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: HOW A BANKRUPT GERMANY SOLVED ITS INFRASTRUCTURE PROBLEMS

This is an essay written by Ellen Brown, dated August 9th, 2007. It explains something of the implementation of a labour-based currency in National Socialist Germany after the Movement came into power in 1933. 2,195 more words

Hitler