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Mose Allison: The Piano Man Returns

Mose Allison is an American music icon — truly one of this country's artistic treasures. Back in the 1950s, Allison created a style all his own by coupling his talents as a pianist and lyricist and applying them to the elements of jazz and blues. His piano playing featured hints of both bebop and boogie woogie. Then, over the music, he added his one-of-a-kind, half-spoken, half-sung vocals, and a new, hip noise was born. It was music that was bluesy with a cool, laid-back swing, coming from a polite Southern gentleman who had a sharp, biting wit.

Figure skating star Yuna Kim named newest UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

After having won the 2010 Olympic gold medal in figure skating, superstar Yuna Kim is adding another honour to her collection, signing on to become the newest Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Ms. Kim of the Republic of Korea said she has long been a supporter of the agency, and was motivated to step up her participation with UNICEF after Haiti was devastated by a massive earthquake earlier this year.

Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

Today, during a private audience with Archbishop Angelo Amato S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Pope authorised the congregation to promulgate the following decrees:

Face of Defense: Chef Feeds New Horizons Troops

Normally, a hot meal for servicemembers working in austere conditions means warming up a field rations package that includes a dinner, dessert and a snack.

Father's Day- A letter from US President Barack Obama

Good afternoon,

As the father of two young daughters, I know that being a father is one of the most important jobs any man can have.

Jose Saramago, Nobel-Winning Novelist, Dies At 87

Jose Saramago, the first Portuguese writer awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, died at his home in the Canary Islands on Friday. He was honored in his homeland as a major cultural figure, but as a committed Communist, he attracted his share of controversy as well. Saramago moved to the Canary Islands in 1998 after a very public dispute with the Portuguese government.

Afghanistan, Missile Defense Top NATO Agenda

BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 10, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his NATO counterparts are meeting here today and tomorrow, with the training effort in Afghanistan and missile defense among the issues highlighting the talks.

Jack Johnson’s tour profits the environment, education‏

When Jack Johnson agreed to headline a free concert on the Santa Monica Pier, he probably envisioned a balmy Southern California night, with fans in shorts and bikini tops.

WWF and Leonardo DiCaprio Partner to Double the Number of Wild Tigers by 2022.

Actor and Activist Leonardo DiCaprio has joined forces with World Wildlife Fund to save a species on the brink of extinction. With as few as 3,200 tigers left in the wild, WWF and DiCaprio today kicked off Save Tigers Now. The campaign begins with an expedition to remote tiger habitats in Asia to document the wild tigers first hand and learn what needs to be done to save them from extinction.

Speedy Typist Chen Hsin-Zhu

The 16 year-old Chen Hsin-Zhu is a student of National Miaoli Special Education High School. He learned how to type in Chinese in his Jr. High computer class. At the end of April this year his typing record was 74.6 words in a minute. He passed the type B examination held by the Chinese Computer Education Association.