Paris, Sunday, November 11, 2018. The commemoration ceremony took place at the Arc de Triomphe, attended by 60 heads of state and leaders of global organizations. It was under the Arc de Triomphe that the French troops marched in 1918 after defeating the German army on the Western Front.
The media plays such an important part in our lives. It is the funnel through which we receive our information about what's going on in our world. Therefore, in an effort to help the media become "all that they can be," we take a moment to envision a new media, a media in which those who bring us our news - from the reporter, to the anchorperson, to the head of the network - are responsible to the needs of the people; are credible and trustworthy in every way;
In 2011, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. Its mission is “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.”
The various environmental, economic, and social problems confronting us are symptomatic of a deeper underlying crisis -- a crisis in our thinking, perception, and values.
To an impartial observer – say, an alien zoologist from another planet – there must be very compelling evidence that human beings suffer from a serious mental disorder, and are perhaps even insane.
Oslo, Norway. October 5, 2018. The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege "for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict," according to the Norwegian Nobel Committee announcement on 5 October 2018 in Oslo, Norway.
The word ‘kundalini’ comes from the Hindu tradition and is used to describe a form of mysterious energy that lies dormant in all of us at the foot of our spine. When awakened this energy rises up the spine, purifies all chakras along the way until it reaches the head where it unites with its ‘ divine spouse’ and the person reaches enlightenment.
Countess Emilia Plater (German-Switz: Broel-Plater, Lithuanian: Emilija Pliaterytė; (11/13/1806 - 12/23/1831) was a noblewoman and revolutionary from the lands of the partitioned Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Raised in a patriotic tradition, she fought in the November 1830 Uprising (against Russian Empire)
Every day we hear a lot about Russia, about Russian spies, Russia's interference in the US presidential election, Russian politics in Syria, and Russian propaganda machine on Facebook….Picture by Pixabay.com, CC0 Creative Commons
Jurate Gattini, Remembering The Baltic Way – the Biggest Peaceful Demonstration in the History of the USSR
At 7 p.m. on August 23rd, 1989 aproximately two million people joined hands forming a human chain spanning over 600 kilometers from the Gediminas Tower in Vilnius to the foot of Toompea in Tallinn, crossing Riga and the River Daugava.Picture by Wikipeadia, Creative Commons
We’ve all seen prescription medications advertised on TV –now, they are rampant – but prior to 1986 those TV ads didn’t even exist – and that’s the way it should be again. I maintain that as a matter of our public health and welfare commercials for prescription medications should be banned from television.
“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.” –Benjamin Franklin. I found that quote on Brainy quotes. In fact they had 28 pages of quotations on the subject of anger, and although I didn’t read them all, I did read several dozen, and they all reflected a similar philosophy – that anger is a negative passion.
I was at work one morning back in February 2007 and the owner of our company stuck his head into my office to tell me he had hired a new messenger. I felt there was something strange as he tried to act like he was in a hurry. "His name is Eric. And, oh yeah, he used to be a gang leader and spent 24 years in prison...
On November 14, 1992 Annette Herfkens, an international bond trader on Wall Street and her fiance Willem van der Pas (Pasje) boarded Vietnam Airlines flight 474 in Ho Chi Minh City. They were just two young people in love that planned a romantic getaway to the coastal resort of Nha Trang.
Moscow, Russia, December 1992...... There was a diplomatic reception held at the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. It was a major diplomatic event of the year and all the foreign ambassadors and consuls were present.