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first_imgWomen across Nova Scotia will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8, with a number of special events being held from Yarmouth to Sydney. “We are so thrilled to participate and celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and to recognize the contributions women in Nova Scotia make throughout the year,” said Marilyn More, minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. A celebration of the Bread and Roses Bursary Campaign is one of several events the advisory council will host in honour of the centennial. The campaign will recognize bursary recipients and sponsors at the Nova Scotia Community College’s Waterfront Campus. The bursaries are given to women studying non-traditional trades in science and technology. The event to will begin at 11 a.m. A celebration of African Threads and Grandmothers to Grandmothers will be held at Saint Mary’s University, Loyola Building, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public fundraiser will support grandmothers in Africa who are caring for their children and grandchildren because of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Voices of Celebration: International Women’s Day @ 100 will feature song, dance, and storytelling at Mount Saint Vincent University Seton’s Auditorium from 7 p.m Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved and printed before the event at http://voicesofcelebration.eventbrite.com/ . On Wednesday, a public screening of the award-winning documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell will be held at 7 p.m. at Saint Mary’s University, Atrium Room 101. On Thursday, Femmapalooza, a Musical Extravaganza!, will be held in the St. Francis Xavier Art Gallery at 7:30 p.m., as part of St. Francis Xavier University International Women’s Week. For more information on these and several other International Women’s Day events across the province, from a Celebration Banquet in Yarmouth to a quilt unveiling in Bridgewater and a concert and celebration in Sydney, visit www.women.gov.ns.ca . In 1910, at the International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen, International Women’s Day was proposed as an annual celebration held around the world. The day was officially recognized in 1911.last_img read more

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Emergency Relief Coordinator Kenzo Oshima said he would brief donors about the crisis on 10 July in Geneva, and then launch the Regional Appeal, which includes five national appeals for Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho and Swaziland, at the humanitarian segment of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York on 18 July. According to a UN Spokesman, Mr. Oshima witnessed the devastating effects that HIV/AIDS – a dimension missing from previous food shortages – has had in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia. The epidemic has made those countries more vulnerable and weakened their abilities to cope, said Mr. Oshima, who met with senior government officials, UN agencies, donors and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) throughout the region.

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UK car output down 1.2% to 127,385 in January, as manufacturers prepare for new models.Outlook remains positive for 2015 with manufacturers set to realise £7 billion-worth investment in new products and facilities.January 2015 output 16% higher than month’s mean performance from 2009. “Vehicle manufacturers have invested heavily in the UK in recent years to bring new models and technology to our factories,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “The slight dip in output in January is as a result of this investment as major UK car manufacturers begin production of new models. As production ramps up throughout the year, we expect to see the sector’s output increase.” Click through to download the UK car manufacturing news release for January 2015.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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