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Hardly a day passes without news of violent extremism, global terrorism, kidnappings, abductions, murders, and even beheadings perpetrated by such groups as the Islamic State and, in the case of my country, the Abu Sayyaf.

One example of this new method of advocacy is the global citizen Festival, a concert held in New York City each September to promote awareness of extreme poverty.
Orkney RFC welcome third-placed Midlothian side Lasswade RFC to Pickaquoy's centre pitch this Saturday, hoping that some midweek training from two Scottish ex-internationalists will provide the magic touch in their fifth league game of the season.
This past Saturday, at the star-studded global citizen Festival, Google's Made with Code initiative unveiled a new project.
global citizens are an attractive (and quickly growing) market. They make high-ticket payments in full for things like education and health care, which can be a big revenue driver for institutions on the receiving end.

19 article on the Atlantic Council and its global citizen Awards, by Thor Halvorssen and Alex Gladstein, activists at a small non-profit called the human rights Foundation (HRF), was riddled with insinuations and unsubstantiated charges that ...
Dakar (Reuters) - Last week while Gabon was awaiting a court ruling on a disputed election result, a U.S. think tank held a black tie dinner in Manhattan at which President Ali Bongo had been meant to receive a "global citizen Award". Facing a dispute ...
The world's media has moved on but people in Sierra Leone are still living with the consequences of the most deadly outbreak of ebola in history.
Olivia Wilde had a pretty busy weekend. On Friday, the actress was spotted picking up lunch in NYC sporting a cute pair of dungarees that barely contained her baby bump.
Jada Pinkett Smith stepped out in New York City to show her support for the 2016 global citizen Festival in Central Park To End Extreme Poverty By 2030.
Rihanna headlined the fifth global citizens Festival that featured appearances by numerous celebrities and political leaders.
Not only is Kendrick Lamar arguably one of, if not the best rapper alive right now, his live showings border on performance art. Remember what he did at the Grammys back in February?
The global citizen Festival is the capstone event for the global citizen organization, which calls itself a "social action platform for a global generation that wants to solve the world's biggest challenges.
Google's Made With Code -- an initiative which seeks to address the gender imbalance in STEM fields -- had its moment in the limelight at Saturday's global citizen Festival. Just before a set by Ellie Goulding, actress Priyanka Chopra introduced ...
The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent series actor, 22, and his dancer girlfriend hit up Central Park's Great Lawn Saturday evening, where they took in Ellie Goulding's slowed-down set at the star-studded festival.
For a crowd of more than 60,000 in Manhattan's Central Park, pop goddess Rihanna closed out the seven-plus-hour annual global citizen Festival with an energetic performance that spanned her history of major hits, from upbeat "Umbrella" to emotional ...

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Chris Martin entertained fans at the global citizen Festival in New York on Saturday (24Sep16) by performing an impromptu set after learning headliner Rihanna was running late.
NEW YORK (AP) - Rihanna ran through her pop and R&B hits, Eddie Vedder partnered with Chris Martin and Kendrick Lamar was enthusiastic and energetic during his hour-long set at the global citizen Festival in New York. Metallica, Ellie Goulding, Usher ...
Singer Demi Lovato performs at the 2016 global citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP).
At my university as well as several others around the country, we offer several programs that "train and develops global citizens." Though every initiative defines global citizenship uniquely, many of the concepts that sustain these projects center ...
The one-day festival included performances from Chance, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, and a surprise set from Kanye West. The global citizen Festival, another stacked one-day concert -- this one an initiative to end extreme global povery, curated by ...
For the fifth year in a row, the global citizen Festival brought a high-profile group of celebrities, politicians, artists, and activists to New York City's Central Park to join the global fight against extreme poverty.
The Chris Martin-curated global citizen Festival annually promises intra-lineup mingling to create unexpected collaborations, with the Coldplay singer providing this year's big surprise as Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder joined him onstage for a brief set.
"Y'all should be real proud of yourselves, y'all know that?" said Rihanna to her crowd of fans, including humanitarians, world leaders, refugees, musicians, and celebrities, on Saturday night at Central Park as part of the fifth global citizen Festival ...
To reward the tens of thousands of volunteers who have put in time to help make the world a better place, the 2016 global citizen Festival put on a star-studded show in New York's Central Park on Saturday (Sept. 24). global citizen Festival 2014: 5 ...
As co-host Chelsea Handler said early in the day, the global citizen Festival celebrated its "wood" anniversary yesterday: for the fifth year, the festival took over Central Park's massive Great Lawn with a day's worth of superstar performances ...
It is the waning of the cohesion and steadying influence brought by the large U.S. military, commercial and cultural commitment to a vulnerable Europe since 1945 - the steady weakening of an American ideal of engaged internationalism that was absorbed ...
Darren Criss poses for photos on the red carpet while attending the global citizen: The World on Stage event on Thursday (September 22) in New York City.
were in Central Park yesterday doing their sound check for today's global citizen Festival. The global citizen Festival is an annual music festival started in 2012.
It's time for the annual global citizen rock festival, which wastes millions on a concert in Central Park but sends no money to people who are poor or hungry.
Responding to a White House Call to Action, HP is providing new learning spaces at refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan. In addition, on World Humanitarian Day, global citizen and Microsoft created an innovative way for global students to learn together.
On Saturday (Sept. 24), global citizen Festival -- which had its inception in 2012 -- will take over Central Park for a celebration through music of impactful work and positive progress featuring sets from Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Demi Lovato, Major ...
Not all heroes wear capes, or so the saying goes. The modern adage could so easily describe the 9-to-5 style of global citizen's VP of business development and partnerships, Lizzie Edelman. The 28-year-old New Yorker has been working with the NGO to ...
Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, Jeff Radebe will give an address on "South Africa's role in the SDGs and achieving water and sanitation for all", at this year's ...
students in schools around the country are not Fijian citizens, but global citizens. Speaking during the Labasa College annual prizegiving ceremony yesterday, Minister for education Dr Mahendra Reddy said therefore children needed to be taught in an ...
As the country mourns its loss there is a proliferation of mindless patriotism, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara. We, India, lost 18 soldiers early on Sunday morning.
Tonight, global citizen will hold The World On Stage concert at the NYU Skirball Center in New York for a night that will feature headliners Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Prophets of Rage and Jon Batiste and Stay Human, and now it appears ...
The Today journalist will cohost MSNBC's live feed of the 2016 show, which is sure to be just as "iconic" as the last two - even if there's no Queen Bey.
Industrialist Adi Godrej, the Chairman of Mumbai-based Godrej Group, was conferred the 10th Annual Clinton global citizen Award for leadership in business and philanthropy, an official said here on Wednesday.
Entertainment. - Dan DeLuca. Tovah Feldshuh, world citizen and queen of stage and small screen. Updated: September 22, 2016 - 3:01 AM EDT.
Columbia students love free things. Though food takes home the overall prize, music is a close second. To the detriment of all CU students, however, Bacchanal isn't until April.
Jorge Bernal spends a lot of time with children who have dreams of becoming the next big music sensation as the host of "La Voz Kids.
Metallica will be performing in Central Park in New York at the global citizen Festival and will be streaming the concert in its entirety on YouTube.
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's talents continue to make debut in the international 'hall of fame' after Mohd Lutfi Fadil Lokman was selected by the United Nations to join 16 others as the UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
YouTube is once again a worldwide digital streaming partner for the global citizen festival and will feature a special livestream of the full concert at YouTube.
Jessica Alba is known not only for her successful 20-year acting career and highly successful company, but her active participation in global citizen, an initiative aimed at ending extreme poverty. Alba, known to moviegoers around the world, is also ...
Former Springbok captain and 2007 World Cup winner Bob Skinstad has successfully converted his career from the playing fields to the boardroom.
Jiji Press NEW YORK (Jiji Press) - The Atlantic Council, a major U.S. think tank, honored Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with the 2016 global citizen Award on Monday for his internationally outstanding achievements. The other winners this year are Italian ...


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