Archive for 'Nepal'
Posted on 16. Oct, 2013 by Marie Anne Sliwinski.
On the eve of August 18, 2008, Chandra Kant was nervous and uneasy. He had been listening to the radio all day as torrential rain fell on his village — fearful that the worst was yet to come. He knew that if the rainfall did not stop, the nearby river would overflow and flood his […]
Posted on 20. Jun, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Last week, CNN highlighted Nancy Hughes, the founder of StoveTeam International, the organization who makes clean burning Ecocina stoves, as one of their CNN Heroes. Last October, we wrote about distributing dozens of these stoves in El Salvador as part of our “Building Resilience” project. Inspired by CNN Hero Nancy Hughes, here are ten facts […]
Posted on 13. Nov, 2012 by Lutheran World Relief.
by Heather McGinness, LWR’s Associate Director for Philanthropic Engagement The words “thank you” often seem woefully inadequate to express the powerful — even overwhelming — feeling of gratitude. I have the blessing of being part of Lutheran World Relief’s Philanthropic Engagement team. I am humbled and inspired on a daily basis, both by the life-changing […]
Posted on 31. Aug, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
The Republican National Convention is in full swing this week, and the media is laser-focused on the nuances and of the various speeches from Governor Christie, Representative Ryan and, of course, Mr. Romney himself. While the convention rolled along, what else happened around the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from Page 7a: Suspicious […]
Posted on 29. Jun, 2012 by Amy Burke.
This week we’ve witnessed the destructive power of Mother Nature all around the world. Most notably, the wildfires in Boulder Colorado forced tens of thousands of residents to flee what most people refer to as, “the most destructive fire in Colorado history.” But what else is happening around the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated […]
Posted on 15. Jun, 2012 by Amy Burke.
A 32 year mystery has been solved and a culprit can finally be named—yes, a dingo really did take Lindy and Michael Chamberlin’s baby. This seemingly preposterous event has made its mark in pop-culture as a film and more often than not as the butt of a joke. Now the tragedy and skepticism can finally be […]
Posted on 25. May, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
Facebook’s highly anticipated initial public offering (IPO) is just a week old, and has already caused quite the stir. Lawsuits are already beginning to form after the highly disappointing opening. The price of Facebook stock has already dipped 15% from its initial price. But what else is happening around the world? Here are this week’s […]