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That Gender Gap

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Let's hear it for all those women on earth... They are born to carry babies and to give birth to them, they have to deal with hormone imbalances, make up, bad hair days and on top of all of this, they have to put up with men.

Men have to be the largest self centered, egotistical and the most hot-wired for instant aggression living beings to ever walk on the face of the earth.

Since the time humans began using their brains, the women started to catch up to men.

Living longer

Solution

While aging is inevitable, a significant proportion of Asia’s population that is living longer and well into their later years has never been greater. China’s Bapan Village is also known as Longevity Village and boats of many residents who live past 100 years.

Most people think it’s the genes, but the data don’t support it. Longevity Village menus include vegetables in all three meals, even breakfast. Their food groups are fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, legumes, and fish, maintained a healthy diet, were active, and didn’t smoke.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

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The human ear is the envy of even the most sophisticated acoustic engineer. Without a moment’s thought or the slightest pause, you can hear the difference between a violin and a clarinet, you can tell if a sound is coming from your left or right, and if it’s distant or near. And you can discriminate between words as similar as hear and dear, sound and pound.

CELEBRATE PI TODAY

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Mathematics enthusiasts unite to celebrate PI DAY: Keep an eye on your watch... #PiDay (pi instant) is happening soon. 3.14.15 @ 9:26am

12 minutes ago

Why Pi Matters: Remember that one time when the Indiana House did this to pi? #PiDay http://www.emilycalandrelli.com/blog/2015/3/14/why-pi-matters-that-one-t...

Happy #PiDay! Celebrate by baking your own with these easy recipes http://on.thestar.com/1MAzcvD

Math lovers celebrate National Pi Day on 3/14/15 http://dailym.ai/1BhfU89 pic.twitter.com/KvoU2qNBgs

URGENT ACTION REQUESTED

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City Island Images wishes to report of the global impact of gun violence, and we will need your help. Since the shootings in US just before the Christmas holidays, there have reportedly been thousands of deaths as a result of gun-related homicides and, or accidental shootings all over the world.

If you, or anyone else you know has been affected by gun violence, we want to hear your story.
Please tell us in your own words and in any of the 53 languages listed below. Please include your name and phone number, or perhaps you may wish to remain anonymous. You decide!

LEADERSHIP CONTINUES

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Local City Islander and New York State commander of the Catholic War Veterans, James Mullarkey installed Bruce Lubkeman of Newburgh Post 386 to the state position of 1st vice commander.

Post Commander James D. Peloso was installed as a state department trustee, and Steven Delgado was presented a “Gold Bar” signifying his affiliation with the National CWV as a member of the National Public Affairs Committee.

BEACH WHEELCHAIRS

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The Friends of Pelham Bay Park, joined by NYC Parks & Recreation, the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, several donors and friends to announce the purchase of two new beach wheelchairs to be used on Orchard Beach. Wheelchair-bound beach goers were given a chance to test out the new chairs on the sand.

PUBLIC RELATIONS CONFERENCE

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Be a part of the industry’s largest gathering of public relations professionals! Attendees of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) 2011 International Conference, Oct. 15–18, in Orlando, Fla., will have access to more than 150 expert communicators in 90+ Professional Development sessions. Receive a FREE one-year PRSA membership when you register for Conference Package 1 at the nonmember rate*!

OSCAR D’LEÓN

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Lehman Center for the Performing Arts continues its spectacular 36th Anniversary Season with an exclusive concert of Venezuela-born Salsa Superstar OSCAR D’LEÓN, who returns to Lehman Center with his orchestra to perform such smash hits as “Llorarás,” “Detalles,” “Mi Bajo y Yo” and “Yo Quisiera” for one electrifying night on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 8pm. One of the world’s most popular salsa vocalists, Oscar D’León is known for being a highly skilled improviser with a dynamic and textured vocal tone. Produced by Lehman Center and José Raposo.

World Maritime Day 2013

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Today (26 September 2013) marks the 36th celebration of World Maritime Day. This year’s theme is: "Sustainable Development: IMO's contribution beyond Rio+20".

In his World Maritime Day message, IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu said that maritime transport was central to sustainable development, as the world's only really reliable, global, cost-effective and energy-efficient mass transportation method for energy, materials, foods and industrial products.

“The maritime transportation system itself must, therefore, ensure that its development is also sustainable,” Mr. Sekimizu said, adding that this blanket term included not just the operation of ships, but all the activities that are vital to support shipping, such as the operation of maritime traffic management systems and global communication systems, ports and multi-modal connections are all components of this multi-faceted sector.

“Shipbuilding and classification, ship registry and administration, ship finance, ship repairing, ship recycling, the education and training of seafarers, are all part of the system – as, indeed, are search and rescue services, maritime security agencies, coast guards and maritime law enforcement agencies and many others, too. They all have a part to play in defining and achieving a sustainable Maritime Transportation System,” Mr. Sekimizu said.

“Because the Maritime Transportation System is so essential to the continued development and future growth of the world economy, IMO will continue to take the lead in supporting it with the appropriate global standards and by helping to promote, through technical co-operation, the necessary national maritime transportation policies and institutional frameworks for a sustainable Maritime Transportation System,” Mr. Sekimizu said.

The concept of a Sustainable Maritime Transportation System will be discussed at a symposium to be held on World Maritime Day at IMO Headquarters in London (see Briefing 39/2013).

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also issued a message for World Maritime Day, in which he noted that this year’s World Maritime Day fell at an important time, as the United Nations was leading the final stretch of its global campaign to address human suffering through the Millennium Development Goals while shaping a vision for the post-2015 period.

“In this effort, we value maritime transport as a cost-effective and energy-efficient link in the global supply chain. Let us use this occasion to reaffirm our commitment to optimize the management of maritime transport to support sustainable development,” Mr. Ban said.

The full text of the IMO Secretary-General’s message can be downloaded here.

http://www.imo.org/About/Events/WorldMaritimeDay/WMD2013/Pages/World-Mar...

The IMO Secretary-General’s video message can be viewed here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6MAZDQ2ylM&feature=c4-overview&list=UUoQ...

The World Maritime Day message of the United Nations Secretary-General can be downloaded here. http://www.un.org/en/events/maritimeday/2013/sgmessage.shtml

A concept of a Sustainable Maritime Transportation System can be downloaded here.

http://www.imo.org/About/Events/WorldMaritimeDay/WMD2013/Documents/CONCE...

World Maritime Day Parallel Event

The 2013 World Maritime Day Parallel Event will be held in Lima, Peru, from 2 to 3 October 2013.

Further details can be found on the website: http://worldmaritimedayperu.com/.

IMO – the International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.

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SPEAK UP AND SILENCE CENSORSHIP

The definition of censorship is the control of information and ideas circulated within a society. In the 20th Century, censorship was achieved through the examination of books, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other forms of communication for the purpose of altering or suppressing ideas found to be objectionable or offensive. The rationales for censorship have varied, with some censors targeting material considered indecent or obscene; heretical or blasphemous; or seditious or treasonous. Thus, ideas have been suppressed under the guise of protecting basic social institutions: Family, Church, and State.

To understand censorship, and the impulse to censor, it is necessary to strip away the shock epithet value that is attached to the word at first utterance. One must recognize that censorship and the ideology supporting it go back to ancient times, and that every society has had customs, taboos, or laws by which speech, dress, religious observance, and sexual expression were regulated.

In Athens, where democracy first emerged, censorship was known as a means of enforcing the orthodoxy. Indeed, Plato was the first recorded thinker to formulate a rationale for intellectual, religious, and artistic censorship. In his ideal state outlined in The Republic, official censors would prohibit mothers and nurses from relating tales deemed bad or evil. Plato also proposed that unorthodox notions about God or the hereafter be treated as crimes and that formal procedures be established to suppress heresy. Freedom of speech in Ancient Rome was reserved for those in positions of authority...etc.