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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

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World AIDS Day on December 1 brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. The day is an opportunity for public and private partners to spread awareness about the status of the pandemic and encourage progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in high prevalence countries and around the world.

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Tapestry: The Faces of AIDS

World AIDS Days (till 2015), will have the theme of "Getting to zero: zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths". The World AIDS Campaign focus on "Zero AIDS Related Deaths" signifies a push towards greater access to treatment for all; a call for governments to act now. It is a call to honor promises like the Abuja declaration and for African governments to at least hit targets for domestic spending on health and HIV.

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June 4, 1920 - September 17, 2012

"I Emphasized That Concern for the Environment Cut Across Geographic Boundaries and Across Economic Groups"

Mr. Train joined the Nixon administration as under secretary of the interior. In that post he tested the environmental impact statement process by coordinating the government's work in setting rigorous engineering and environmental protection standards for the design and construction of the 789-mile Trans-Alaska Pipeline. He led the opposition to building a new Miami airport within the boundaries of Everglades National Park, and helped develop the federal Coastal Zone Management Act, which encourages states to preserve and restore wetlands, estuaries, beaches and coral reefs as well as the fish and wildlife living there.

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The 2012 Summer Paralympic Games is the second-largest multi-sport event ever held in the United Kingdom after the Summer Olympics, and is expected to be the largest and most commercially successful Paralympics ever; prior to the Games the IPC estimated that over 4,200 athletes from 164 nations would compete.

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164 Countries participated with a total of 4,294 athletes participating in 503 events in 20 sports.   The closing ceremony was held on Sunday, September 9, 2012.

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Along with spending billions of dollars on better health care for the world's poor, Microsoft founder Bill Gates is increasingly turning his attention to Africa's struggling small farmers.  "We've been called 'the McDonald's of farming'," Rachel Zedeck says with a laugh. The former development worker is the founder of a start-up called Backpack Farm, which aims to help farmers in East Africa grow more crops, more food and ultimately earn money.

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"The reality is that Africa is the breadbasket of the world, and in eastern and sub-Saharan Africa, the way to impact the vast majority of human beings is through farming," she says. It is a simple idea. The company sells smallholder farmers a backpack stuffed full of seeds, irrigation, "green" chemicals and tools along with training manuals and advise on how to farm efficiently. It can cost up to $2,000, but at that price also includes a drip irrigation kit and water tank. Backpack Farm says that while the cost might seem high, it's one seventh of what those materials would cost commercially. And it claims that the pack, used properly, can double or triple crop yields.

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On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe participated in Earth Day 2012 and help Mobilize the Earth™. People of all nationalities and backgrounds are voicing their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection.

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Together we will stand united for a sustainable future and call upon individuals, organizations, and governments to do their part.  People who atrtended a local Earth Day event and joined one of the Earth Day campaigns assisted in collecting  "A Billion Acts of Green®" and elevated the importance of environmental issues around the world.