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2012 Top 100 Best NGOs by The Global Journal

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2012 Top 100 Best NGOs by The Global Journal
Source: http://theglobaljournal.net/article/view/585/
by The Global JournalJANUARY 23, 2012
THE GLOBAL JOURNAL publishes the first ever TOP 100 NGOs list. WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION heads the global ranking. GENEVA - The Global Journal is proud to announce the release of its inaugural ‘Top 100 Best NGOs’ list. The first international ranking of its kind, this exclusive in-depth feature will no doubt stimulate debate, while providing academics, diplomats, policymakers, international organizations and the private sector an insight into the ever changing dynamics and innovative approaches of the non-profit world and its 100 leading actors. Recognizing the significant role of NGOs as influential agents of change on a global scale, The Global Journal has sought to move beyond outdated clichés and narrow conceptions about what an NGO is and does. From humanitarian relief to the environment, public health to education, microfinance to intellectual property, NG…

Just made my day II

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Challenge the Best 2012

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‘Challenge the Best’ invites you to have an impact on our future by being the intuitive, unconventional and smart student thinking out of the box.

On the 26th of March, the Student Union of the University of St. Gallen will bring together respected personalities of our time as well as 40 students from across Europe to discuss the problem of "Global Water Scarcity" – and how we are supposed to learn of the mistakes of our societies, our political and our economic leaders.

The four-day conference will take place in St. Gallen, Switzerland. After a three-day preparation seminar with international guest lecturers, you will get the chance to discuss with our honourable guests in small groups of no more than 8 students per guest – an amazing and inspiring intergenerational dialogue.
Do not miss this opportunity to meet talented students from across Europe. Costs for travel & accommodation, Welcome Dinner and parties: covered by us!
Find information on our confirmed guests here:

The Portuguese village that came back to life

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The Portuguese village that came back to life One man has transformed a ghost town in the western Algarve into a thriving eco-tourism destination
Beach near Aldeia da Pedralva, Portugal. The crusty, chewy pão caseiro loaf that I find hanging in an embroidered bag from the shuttered doorway of our village house in Pedralva every morning reminds me that this is no ordinary Algarve holiday. As I open the door onto the small courtyard, the cool September air is fragrant with eucalyptus and forest flowers. A cockerel crows, the owner's New Foundland puppy, Urso, sets off in hot pursuit of a cat, and two silver-haired villagers, with lines etched deep into their faces, sit chatting on the doorstep, barely acknowledging my presence. I balance on tiptoe to open the blue wooden shutters. Bright sunlight streams in from the picture-postcard narrow street of quaint whitewashed stone houses, their shiny wooden doors painted the colour of traffic lights – reds, greens and yellows – though ther…

Water scarcity - Challenge the Best

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Dear friends! 



Apply for this year's Challenge the Best conference on 'water scarcity' at 


St.Gallen University! Discuss with the Director-General of International 


Committee of the Red Cross, the President of the Green Cross and other 


experts!


http://www.challengethebest.org/


Travel 101 ... Braga

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TODAYonline | Travel | Travel 101 ... Braga
Travel 101 ... Braga How to spend S$101 (you big spender, you) in a day by Serene Lim 04:45 AM Jan 26, 2012 FOUNDED by Cesar Augustus around 16 BC, the third largest city in Portugal is nicknamed the "Rome of Portugal" for the magnificent splendor of its many baroque churches. But the Catholic capital of the Iberian Peninsula, as it is known, isn't just a hushed, musty old town. It brims with youthful energy and is a good indication why Braga has been named 2012 European Youth Capital - giving you all the more reason to swing by this captivating city. SERENE LIM



Breakfast at A Brasileira: S$8.22

Despite undergoing a facelift in 2009, A Brasileira (Largo Barao de Sao Martinho) has retained its authentic old school flavour. Breakfast starts as early as 9am at this spot conveniently located in the city centre. Pick up a strong brew of espresso and have a power brekkie.



City Tour of Braga: S$16.43

While you can trek on foot to see the 35 ch…

Inseticida inovador com Filipa Oliveira

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Statler and Waldorf Online

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Social Media Week Global Promo 2012

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Nadabrovitchka

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Coming soon

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Just made my day

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Project Amsterdam Street Art 2011 - an impression

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Bundling it all into time and place: District spatial quality for creative entrepreneurs with children

Annet Jantien Smit: Bundling it all into time and place: District spatial quality for creative entrepreneurs with children
On Thursday, January 26th, Annet Jantien Smit from consultancy Denkbeeld will hold a lunch seminar called "Bundling it all into time and place: District spatial quality for creative entrepreneurs with children” Location: 5419.0237 (Kapteynborg, second floor) Time: 12:00 - 13:00 hrs. Coffee and tea will be provided.
Numerous Western world cities expend considerable effort to attract creative entrepreneurs and urban-oriented households to mixed-use neighborhoods, in part as a redevelopment strategy for formerly abandoned or neglected districts. Many studies suggest that creative entrepreneurs and workers favor an urban way of life (loft living, working on lab tops in cappuccino bars). Few studies, however, have explored whether creative entrepreneurs with families do actually take into account their time-space constraints as members of busy households into their …

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Portugal vence "melhor stand internacional" em Madrid - Economia - DN

Portugal vence "melhor stand internacional" em Madrid - Economia - DN

La Fura dels Baus na CEC 2012 - Guimarães

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Visit Portugal: 5 Things You Will Love & Hate about Portugal

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Maria / Joana - Infografia

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WHheat Thins: Family Guy

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Being DJ

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Elevator Pitch at University of Groningen

Master's Degree in Marketing at the University of Groningen

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The Top 10 Smart Cities On The Planet

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The Top 10 Smart Cities On The PlanetWRITTEN BY:  Crunching a list of variables about innovation and sustainability, we rank the world’s smartest cities, from New York to Hong Kong (and with an unexpected winner) 12