World View: Myanmar

“In my dreams I see people running, crying, shouting and fighting and suddenly I get up in fear,” says 11-year old Somsida, currently living in a refugee camp with her family in Bangladesh after fleeing Myanmar. Photo/World Vision. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)

Canada’s role in escalating Myanmar refugee crisis World Vision is encouraged by the Government of Canada’s additional $3-million commitment to helping more than 800,000 refugees who have fled Myanmar. But with camp numbers tripling in just the past few weeks, the situation continues to worsen, and ongoing financial commitments are critical to meet the immense needs of refugees, according to [...]

Homelessness Escape Room

Photo credit: Ben Kerckx

Former Homeless Man Helps Build Escape Room to Share Story, Inspire Action, Enhance Understanding A ground-breaking Escape Room is set to be unveiled in Metro Vancouver, allowing the public to encounter homelessness in a radical new way. The room, called Encounter, was partly conceived, designed, constructed, and engineered by formerly homeless Canadians who want the public to understand [...]

Do See The Wonderful

Pandora Jewelry- Inc--Do See The Wonderful

PANDORA INSPIRES WOMEN TO CELEBRATE EVERYDAY TRIUMPHS WITH AUTUMN 2017 CAMPAIGN This Autumn, PANDORA reveals ‘DO See The Wonderful’, a multifaceted campaign set to inspire women to see the wonderful in their everyday. To bring this concept to life, PANDORA reveals the results of its partnership with three renowned photographers – Sandra Semburg, Liz Sunshine and Meredith [...]

LA Celebrates Mexico City

Catedral de Mexico, Mexico City

Los Angeles to celebrate the diversity and richness of Mexico City (CDMX) in September In the context of the “MXLA2017″ celebrations, more than 20 cultural, academic, community and business activities will be offered to the public for free. Music, photography, folk sculptures known as alebrijes, movies and soccer will be just some of the free events on [...]

Beyoncé Photo Auction for Hurricane Relief

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Star Photographer Markus Klinko, Modern Rocks Gallery Announce Auction To Benefit Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Award-winning, international fashion and celebrity photographer Markus Klinko and Texas-based Modern Rocks Gallery today announced the launch of “Dangerously in Love with Houston: Modern Rocks Gallery / Markus Klinko Auction,“ an online auction of signed, first worldwide edition Beyoncé photographs with proceeds benefiting the Red [...]

Maria Menounos’ Greek Kitchen

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Maria Menounos Returns to Fenway Park, Debuts “Maria’s Greek Kitchen” With an eye towards the post-season, Red Sox fans have yet another reason to visit Fenway Park this season. Aramark, Fenway Park’s food and beverage partner, and Maria Menounos, Emmy winner, CEO of the AfterBuzz TV Network, Author of the New York Times best-selling EveryGirls’ Guide to book series, [...]

PRE Fights Child Obesity

Sarah Russo, Culinary Manager of Chicago-based food startup PRE(r) Brands, guides a Common Threads student through a cooking lesson at PRE's kitchen in Chicago's River North neighborhood.

PRE® Brands Partners with Common Threads to Help Fight Childhood Obesity Better-for-you Food Brand Sets Goal to Send 300 Under-served Chicago Kids to Cooking School PRE® Brands, purveyors of better-for-you food, including a line of 100% grass fed and grass finished premium beef, will donate a portion of proceeds for every package of ground beef sold in the Chicago [...]

Prince William Conservation Charity Event

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Prince William conservation charity celebrates wildlife photographer David Yarrow at Harbor East in the Hamptons The African wildlife conservation organization, Tusk USA, whose Royal Patron is HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William announced plans for An Evening in the Wild, a photography exhibition and dinner celebrating the work of world-renowned wildlife photographer, David Yarrow. The event will be held on August 12, 2017 at Harbor [...]

Funding Shortfalls Threaten Children

UNICEF Canada-Funding shortfalls threaten education for children

Funding shortfalls threaten education for children living in conflict and disaster zones Funding shortfalls are threatening education for millions of children caught up in conflicts or disasters, UNICEF said today ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Of the $932 million needed this year for its education programs in emergency countries, UNICEF has so far received recorded voluntary [...]

Tobacco-Free Kids

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Oregon Will Be Third State to Raise Tobacco Age to 21 Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids The Oregon Legislature has taken bold action to protect kids from tobacco addiction and save lives by voting to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21. Lawmakers gave final approval to the [...]