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Sparrow International – Facts & Statistics

A worldwide problem.<p>It is estimated there are between 143 million and 210 million orphans worldwide (recent UNICEF report.) The UNICEF orphan numbers …

Foster Care Prayer Vigil – iCareAboutOrphans

<i>Will you join us in prayer?</i><p>Imagine all your belongings in a single trash bag. Imagine not knowing where you will lay your head tomorrow night. This …

Horrible People Are Exploiting Cambodia's Orphans

Once upon a time, long before Angelina Jolie got a mastectomy, she adopted a Cambodian child. As a result, privileged Westerners of all nationalities flocked to the country's orphanages in the hope of simultaneously nurturing a child and their own...<p><i>Image via</i><p>Once upon a time, long before Angelina …

Former orphanage residents allege child abuse, neglect, beatings and sexual assault

On a windswept hillside on the outskirts of Halifax stands what many call the house of horrors. Opened in 1921, it is the original site of the Nova …

The tragedy of orphanages

Orphanages are costly and can cause irreparable damage both mentally and physically for its charges -- so why are they still so ubiquitous? Georgette …

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<b>WHO WE ARE</b><p>Visible Music College is a music and worship school to train and disciple a generation in the music industry and the Church.<p>LEARN …

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Front-line Fighting in Syrian City of Aleppo

The scientific challenge

By Jon Miller<p>November 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2011/11/14/sustainability/food-9-billion/scientific-challenge/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

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Google's Self-Driving Cars: A Quest for Acceptance

Robots can already outdrive humans. Now everyone needs to get out of their way.<p>Every morning, at about 8 a.m., Anthony Levandowski walks out of his house in Berkeley and folds his six-foot-six-inch frame into the driver's seat of his white Lexus. Levandowski is embarking on his daily commute to …

College Student's Speech Makes Him King of the Nerds

If the nerds of the world ever come together to elect a president for all geek-kind, this kid should definitely run.<p>The epic — yes, epic, there is no …

No Mo: Mariano Rivera's legendary career coming to an end

TORONTO -- The New York Yankees were desperately trying to save their season. The solution was simple, as it has been for nearly two decades.<p>"I don't think there's any arguing who the greatest relief pitcher of all time is, and that's what I went with," manager Joe Girardi said after calling on …

John McCain takes Dodgers to task

SAN DIEGO -- "Poolgate" reached the nation's capital Friday when Arizona Sen. John McCain voiced strong displeasure with the Los Angeles Dodgers' …

Nick Saban on Johnny Manziel: 'He has an NFL future'

Manziel put up 562 yards of total offense against the Alabama defense.<p>Some NFL coaches, analysts and pundits may be skeptical of Johnny Manziel's potential future in The League, but Alabama head coach Nick Saban disagrees. After the Crimson Tide's 49-42 win over Texas A&M Saturday, Saban, who was …

Yankees' pitcher Andy Pettitte retires

Andy Pettitte had no interest in a farewell tour or some big pronouncement regarding his (second) retirement. Anything more than a conference call the day after the season would only feel embarrassing.<p>"Because I've done this before," said a sheepish Pettitte, who briefly stepped away from baseball …

Google starts encrypting data stored using its Cloud Storage service

Google has started encrypting all the data written to disk using its Google Cloud Storage service. Unfortunately this doesn’t apply (yet) to Google Drive, Google’s consumer level cloud storage service. Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise service offered by Google for use together with its other …

3 Weird Steps To The Cloud (Beware The Obvious Choice)

Moving to the cloud? <b>Stop</b> and think: When switching business processes to the cloud, it’s tempting to simply take your in-house legacy and move it, as-is. <i>But is that the best plan?</i><p>David Amerland suggests an unusual philosophy, encouraging us to think from first principles. The results may surprise …

CHART OF THE DAY: iPhone Buyers Are Younger, Richer, And Better Educated Than Samsung Smartphone Buyers

For the past couple of years, Samsung has been mocking Apple in its advertising.<p>One of the overt messages delivered repeatedly is that Apple's iPhone is no longer hip. It is for old dorks. Samsung is for the hipsters, says the advertising.<p>Well, the latest data from Consumer Intelligence Research …

Apple’s iPhone Trade-in Program Is Already Being Piloted, Here’s How It Works

Apple is about to introduce an iPhone trade-in program that will allow users to walk into a Retail store and trade up from an old model to a new one. We’ve heard some interesting details about the way that the program will work, and indeed, is working right now in some pilot Apple Stores.<p>The …

Inigral is now Uversity, a tool for high school students to pick the right college

Education technology startup Inigral has rebranded to Uversity, a name its customers will have far less trouble pronouncing.<p>Inigral was best known for its Schools app, which students use to create private communities on Facebook. But the executive team has increasingly been pushing for independence …

Latest iOS 7 bug lets you place calls from a locked iPhone

Apple released iOS 7 earlier this week and the first lock-screen bug surfaced just a day later. Now another bug has been discovered, but this one actually allows people to make phone calls from locked devices. Forbes was first made aware of the bug by Karam Daoud, and it's astonishingly simple. …

Dawn of a revolution

<i>Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who attended Harvard, returns to campus this weekend for a question-and-answer session as part of the launch of The</i> …

Clamor for new gold iPhone gets serious

Some shoppers abandoned Apple's flagship store on Friday morning after being told there were no more gold iPhone 5s models for sale.<p>When Apple unveiled the new gold iPhone 5s earlier this month, late-night comedian Conan O'Brien quickly mocked the device's bling factor in a hilarious video.<p>But on …