All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Haiti’

Miss Haiti 2014 Crown Goes To Haitian Businesswoman And Philanthropist

Among 21 competitors vying for the title of Miss Haiti 2014, the crown was placed on the head of a young Haitian businesswoman named Carolyn Desert. The 25-year-old Desert donned the Miss Haiti crown on Sunday, September 6 to a standing ovation given by the crowd at the Karibe Convention Center in Haiti. “I’m going to support the youth. I’m going …

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George Clooney Engaged to International Lawyer Amal Alamuddin

Actor and human rights activist George Clooney is reportedly engaged to international lawyer Amal Alamuddin. Rumors started swirling Saturday when Clooney and Alamuddin were spotted having dinner at a Malibu, CA restaurant with Clooney’s longtime friends Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber. Observers reported that Alamuddin was wearing a “huge ring” on her left ring finger as the two couples dined …

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Downton Abbey Experience Goes On Sale for Charity

Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael is offering up various Downton Abbey-themed experiences as part of her fundraising efforts for Haiti: Make Births Safe. Carmichael, who stars as Lady Edith on the hit series, is working with the organization to offer a range of prizes, the ultimate one being a day on set at Highclere Castle with Carmichael and other Downton …

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Turks and Caicos Capsizing Leaves 18 Dead

On Christmas Day, a 28-foot boat transporting Haitian migrants capsized roughly 100 meters from Providenciales, an island located within the Turks and Caicos Islands. The ship was in the process of being escorted to shore by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force around 3 a.m. EST. Tragically, eighteen of the passengers have been killed. However, 32 passengers were …

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Slavery: A $32 bil. industry with 23.9 mil. employed

(image) We marvel at our technology, wear clothes as a means of status, indulge in our spices, and unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible not to live off the abundant 130 product types made by the hands of children and forced laborers. Right now, according to an updated report for this year by the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation, there are 29.8 million …

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Miami Boat Capsizes Resulting In Tragic Fatalities

Multiple maritime tragedies have struck Miami’s coast in the last few days. Four fatalities have been reported from one tragedy involving a boat capsizing off the coast of Miami on Wednesday. The boat was transporting migrants from Haiti and Jamaica, and it is believed that the travelers may have been part of a smuggling operation. When the coast guard arrived, …

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Haiti Cholera Victims Sue UN, But Deeper Problems Plague Progress

Haiti cholera epidemic victims filed a lawsuit against United Nations on Wednesday pleading for compensation over the outbreak that took the lives of 8,300 people. The legal petition was filed at the New York district court and claims that at the very minimum, 679,000 people contracted cholera since the outbreak originated in October 2010. In addition, the epidemic spread from …

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Pamela Anderson is Running for Haiti

Pamela Anderson announced Sunday, via Twitter, that she would be running in the 2013 ING New York City Marathon. Why has Anderson taken the sudden interest in the marathon? She is wanting, and is hoping, to raise money to support one of the poorest countries in the world: Haiti. “Poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Just a one-hour flight from …

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Pamela Anderson Pledges To Help Haiti In Marathon

Pamela Anderson gave her career a superboost by running on a beach, and now she’s going to put her skills to use for a good cause: Haiti. Anderson says she hopes to raise at least $500,000 for the cause by running in the ING New York City Marathon on November 3. Haiti has been in need of so much since …

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Sean Penn: Marriage Was A “Fraud”, He Says

Sean Penn has opened up about his past relationships, and the result isn’t pretty. The actor says he doesn’t feel like love was reciprocated by anyone he cared for, and that includes ex-wives Madonna and Robin Wright. “There is no shame in saying that we all want to be loved by someone. As I look back over my life in …

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People In Haiti Read #FirstWorldProblems Tweets

Ad Agency DDB New York has teamed up with nonprofit WATERisLIFE to take advantage of all those #FirstWorldProblems tweets and spread an actual message: Your “first world problem” aren’t problems. The effort has led to a bunch of videos of Haitian villagers reading aloud #FirstWorldProblems tweets, which the agency is then tweeting back at the authors of the tweets. This …

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Tropical Storm Isaac Grows Stronger as it Nears Haiti

Tropical Storm Isaac isn’t yet a hurricane, but it is growing in strength as it nears Haiti. The U.S. National Hurricane Center currently forecasts that the storm will hit the U.S. somewhere on the Gulf Coast. Isaac could land anywhere from Eastern Louisiana to the Southern Tip of Florida. While Haiti braces for Issac’s 60 mile per hour (mph) winds, …

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GoDaddy Brings Up the Elephant Ordeal in Press Release About Haiti Donations

As reported a few weeks ago, GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons tweeted that the company was donating $500,000 to the charity Hope for Haiti, the second such donation it had made since the earthquake in Haiti in early 2010. Despite numerous charitable efforts from the company over the years, some critics suggested this was a PR move to aid in the …

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GoDaddy Follows Up Elephant-Killing Ordeal with Donations to Haiti Charity

As the GoDaddy elephant killing controversy receives less attention, CEO Bob Parsons has returned to tweeting. We reported yesterday that he had broken his Twitter silence, albeit without further reference to the ordeal. He has now followed up his returning tweet with the annuoncement that GoDaddy is donating $500,000 to the charity Hope for Haiti. This would be the company’s …

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Twitter Arranges for Free SMS Tweets in Haiti

Twitter is offering free SMS tweets for Digicel Haiti customers. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone credits Director of Mobile Business Development Kevin Thau and the Twitter mobile team for arranging this service.

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Google Lets AdSense Publishers Donate Earnings to Haiti Relief

Google has launched an AdSense feature that lets AdSense publishers donate their earnings to Haiti earthquake relief efforts.

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Twitter Helping Haiti Earthquake Victims

Haiti earthquake Twitter updates are helping people keep informed about what is going on in the country as well as providing information on ways to make donations.

The American Red Cross said on Twitter that it had already received nearly $3 million for earthquake relief in Haiti. People can help by texting "Haiti" to 90999 and making a $10 donation. The Red Cross also said it is pledging $10 million in aid.

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BusinessWire Offers Free Haiti-Related Press Release Distribution

Popular press release distribution site BusinessWire, which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway, is offering its services for free to companies and organizations who are contributing to the aid of victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Such companies can push out free news releases with offers pertaining to supporting services, information, operations, and events directly related to rescue and recovery efforts.

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Google Launches Relief Site To Help Haiti

Survivors of the earthquake in Haiti are going to receive help from Google in a big way.  On a new Support Disaster Relief site, Google’s released satellite imagery of the destruction to spread awareness, created a list of relevant charities to encourage donations, and promised to contribute $1 million of its own money, as well.

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