Supermarket demands fuelling food waste crisis: UN — Kopitiam Bot

(Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com) GENEVA: Supermarket obsession with perfect-looking produce and the use of arbitrary “best before” labels are causing massive food waste that if reversed could feed the world’s hungry, a UN panel said Thursday (Nov 10). Nearly 1.3 billion tonnes of food are wasted every year, more than enough to sustain the one billion people […]

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Dreaming Wishes — Poems and Petals

I wish When you make friends, you could keep them forever I wish When you feel sad, your sadness could be waved away like feathers I wish When night-time arrives, your dream will be one to treasure I wish When your fingers start to burn, there will be verses to write I wish When you […]

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Just Below the Surface: My Relationship With Alcohol — Danielle Dayney

I have this frequent nightmare where I’m underwater, just below the surface of a pool. The water is as grey as the skies above, and I’m cold. So cold. There are brown autumn leaves resting on top of the water, gently rippling from the breeze above. Somehow I know that they are from my parents’ […]

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UNICEF warns of risk of hike in recruitment of child soldiers in South Sudan

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The United Nations Children’s Fund is warning that there could be an increase in the number of child soldiers being forcibly recruited in South Sudan amid fears that the world’s youngest nation could be on the brink of a return to civil war.

South Sudan’s capital, Juba, was hit by a five-day violence last month despite an August 2015 peace deal.

The violence killed close to 300 people and forced thousands of others to flee to neighbouring countries.

“At this precarious stage in South Sudan’s short history, UNICEF fears that a further spike in child recruitment could be imminent,” UNICEF’s deputy executive director Justin Forsyth said in a statement after visiting South Sudan.

“The dream we all shared for the children of this young country has become a nightmare.”

UNICE reports that about 16,000 children have been recruited into armed groups since December 2013 when the war broke out.

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What are your plans concerning your health this new year.

New Year Resolution with Nutrition

  • I have a plea to anyone reading this, that you be on the watch-out for there is so much unapproved information on nutrition out there. People want to redirect your good-will attention in attaining profound health to very deleterious food-habits. Please, always check the URL/website used to direct you to the information you are looking for.
  • This is year 2014 and you are what will determine your own comeback. Don’t restrict yourself to a point-focused idea but open up and try to think highly, varied ideas and be humble. Pick out your privileges but remember to swallow your pride and mingle, bond with people out there.
  • Food is a basic necessity responsible for definition of our health right now. What plans have you laid ahead to promote your health? Do you have basic knowledge on  nutrition? And if you don’t, do you need a way into that?
  • In your nearest medical facility, go and make a request to acquire basic nutrition education and/or counseling for this new year you must be having something better for your health. Depending on your area, charges are not that much, but still make an effort.
  • With the little that i have offered, i think this new year will be full of change.
  • Peace.

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