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  • For Kiwanis' Eliminate Project, one ride leads to another

    For Kiwanis' Eliminate Project, one ride leads to another
    On Sept. 2, 2013, members of the Kiwanis Club of La CaƱada-AM honored a pretty momentous occasion. They celebrated the return of member Bob Burlison, a motorcycle-loving attorney and Kiwanian, from a 96-day, 13,500-mile road ride through the 48...
  • Bloom, Suskind kick off 27th annual Jewish Book Festival

    Bloom, Suskind kick off 27th annual Jewish Book Festival
    The David Posnack Jewish Community Center's annual Book Festival launches its 27th year with an array of 16 popular authors beginning this month through February. Events are held at the center at 5850 S. Pine Island Road in Davie, except where noted....
  • Ebola orphans in West Africa struggle to cope with losses

    Ebola orphans in West Africa struggle to cope with losses
    Suddenly, Hawa Kaifa has too many responsibilities. There are Antoinette and Beneta, her two daughters, ages 1 and 3. And there are her two brothers and a nephew. Kaifa, a shy 21-year-old, has not gotten over missing her mother, a quiet, strong...
  • Community & Clubs: Celebrating 100 years of Kiwanis

    Kiwanis International began in 1914 when a tailor and a professional organizer teamed up to develop an organization that provided fellowship as well as business networking and community service. Kiwanis was originally named the Supreme Lodge of...
  • J.J. Abrams to Get Visual Effects Society's Visionary Award

    J.J. Abrams has been tapped by the Visual Effects Society as its 2015 Visionary Award honoree. The Visionary Award is given to an individual "for uniquely and consistently employing the art and science of visual effects to foster imagination and ignite...
  • Gates Foundation pledges $50 million to fight Ebola epidemic

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledged $50 million on Wednesday to support emergency efforts to contain West Africa's Ebola epidemic, which has already killed almost 2,300 people in the worst outbreak of the virus in history....
  • Photographer finds young Rwandans building a nation of peace

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A long row of school kids are seated on the woodland floor, heads bowed in remembrance of local teachers killed protecting their charges during Rwanda's genocide 20 years ago. It's a haunting image of what these...
  • Wrongly mixed vaccine suspected in deaths of 15 Syrian infants

    The use of an improperly mixed vaccine in a measles-immunization campaign apparently led to the deaths this week of at least 15 infants in a rebel-held corner of Syria, a preliminary investigation has found. As many as 75 children may have been injected...
  • Human error seen in measles vaccination deaths in Syria: WHO

    GENEVA (Reuters) - A muscle relaxant appears to have been mixed mistakenly with measles vaccine, killing 15 children in Syria this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, calling it the biggest such tragedy in memory. The WHO said it...
  • UN entrepreneur taps African oil for child health

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Republic of Congo has become the first country to agree to divert part of its oil revenues toward childhood nutrition, a victory for "innovative financing" to help the world's poorest, the scheme's creator Philippe Douste-Blazy said...
  • Death rate for children under 5 has plunged, UN reports

    GENEVA In a break from the recent slate of doom-and-gloom reports of catastrophes, wars and destruction, a United Nations report released Tuesday says the number of children under 5 who die each year fell by 49 percent between 1990 and 2013, from 12.7...