domingo, 20 de febrero de 2011

Why earplugs aren't always enough, a surprise event in Malibu and more

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Sometimes Earplugs Aren't Enough
When I was living on the ‘frontline’ of Brixton, South London — the frontline was Cold Harbour Lane, a multicultural mecca for illicit substance dealers, dance clubs, pubs and food markets — thousands of people passed under my balcony window daily: and the noise didn't stop. I lived opposite a nightclub which would begin after midnight and go on till the early wee hours. I never slept without my earplugs on and to this day, the habit is still with me — even in the tiny and quiet city of Adelaide.

I had planned a week’s break in St. Ives, Cornwall — a favorite sleepy coastal country town to which Londoners flock for ‘peace’ and ‘quiet’ or artists go to capture the glorious light of the landscape on their canvas.

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Report: Event in Malibu - February 5, 2011

On Friday, February 4, an email went out to locals of southern California calling for a 4:00 p.m. meeting the following day. That Saturday, as attendees filed into the Malibu High School auditorium, it was obvious that something a little unexpected was about to happen. Photographers roamed, cameramen had already set up their equipment, and the stage held an empty yet familiar chair. After a brief presentation by the head of the Global Peace Initiative Department, Maharaji walked onstage, prompting a standing ovation from the four hundred or so that filled the hall.
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Humanitarian aid
Stemming the Spread of Cholera in Haiti

When cholera turned up in Haiti’s Central Plateau last October, it was the first time any cases of the disease had been reported on the island since 1960. Few Haitians knew what caused it or how to prevent it. The outbreak quickly reached epidemic proportions. According to the most recent reports, more than 2,600 have died and at least 120,000 more are infected. Although health officials think the number of new cases will likely peak in the next few months, it could be years before cholera is completely eradicated. It's estimated another 600,000 people could be affected before that happens.

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