Plumpy Nut, cette pâte révolutionnaire qui sauve des milliers d'enfants de la malnutrition. Depuis quelques années, une société nigérienne développe en partenariat avec une entreprise française le "Plumpy Nut", une pâte d’arachide nutritionnelle permettant de combattre la malnutrition infantile. Pour faire face aux crises alimentaires et humanitaires qui sévissent régulièrement au Niger, une entreprise locale s’est lancée depuis quelques années dans la production d’une pâte d’arachide nutritionnelle.
Le produit appelé "Plumpy Nut" (littéralement noisette dodue) n'est pas nouveau. Il a été conçu en 1996 et contient tous les éléments nécessaires pour permettre à des enfants atteints de malnutrition sévère de retrouver rapidement un poids normal. La pâte nutritionnelle emballé dans des sachets à usages unique est conçue par la Société de transformation alimentaire (STA), basée à Niamey. La structure a été créée en 2001 pour produire des farines alimentaires destinées aux populations les plus pauvres. 270.000 enfants sauvés "Il y a une grave pénurie de nourriture. Chefs Repurpose Olympic Leftovers To Serve 5,000 Meals A Day To The Poor. Michelin-star chefs have been repurposing leftovers from the Olympic Games to feed approximately 5,000 impoverished citizens each day.
Credit: The Independent Before the Olympics began, True Activist reported that renowned chefs Massimo Bottura of Italy and David Hertz of Brazil intended to partner together and repurpose some of the thousands of pounds of food leftover from serving athletes during the Games. By no means was following through with that goal an easy feat, but the chefs – along with a dedicated team – have diligently succeeded in serving approximately 5,000 meals a day to the poor throughout the events. The Independent reports that impoverished residents in Brazil have been receiving the delectable leftovers from the kitchens that haven’t been used to feed the approximate 11,000 athletes. Mr. Credit: Dino Panato / Getty Even after the Olympic Games finish, RefettoRio Gastromotiva will continue to function as a “social business”.
Credit: Distractify.com What are your thoughts? L’incroyable histoire de Mosha le premier éléphant à prothèse. Âgé d'une dizaine d'années, Mosha n'est pas un éléphant comme les autres. C'est le premier éléphant d’Asie à avoir bénéficié d’une prothèse de patte après avoir été victime d’une mine antipersonnel. La technologie a du bon, surtout lorsqu’elle améliore la vie de ceux dans le besoin. Dans le cas de Mosha, un éléphant d’Asie, elle l’a tout simplement sauvé. Il y a environ dix ans, la femelle pachyderme a été victime d’une mine antipersonnel alors qu’elle n’était qu’un bébé âgé de sept mois. Sa patte avant droite a dû être alors amputée lors d’une opération d’urgence. Différentes versions pour pallier à la croissance de l’éléphant L’histoire aurait pu en rester là, laissant Mosha vivre difficilement avec son handicap. La première version qu’il a conçue avec son équipe a montré des résultats prometteurs. Des améliorations à chaque nouvelle prothèse Au cours des six dernières années, neuf prothèses différentes ont été réalisées, présentant petit à petit des améliorations.
What happened when an Orthodox Jewish congregation went to a gay bar to mourn... By Rabbi Shmuel HerzfeldJune 15 at 12:50 PM People hold up candles against a rainbow-lit backdrop during a Sunday vigil for those killed in a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. (David Goldman/AP) When our synagogue heard about the horrific tragedy that took place at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, it was at the same time that we were celebrating our festival of Shavuot, which celebrates God’s giving of the Torah.
As Orthodox Jews, we don’t travel or use the Internet on the Sabbath or on holidays, such as Shavuot. But on Sunday night, as we heard the news, I announced from the pulpit that as soon as the holiday ended at 9:17 p.m. Monday, we would travel from our synagogue in Northwest Washington to a gay bar as an act of solidarity. We just wanted to share the message that we were all in tremendous pain and that our lives were not going on as normal. [Gay rabbi: We all mourn Orlando, but this was terrorism against gay people] I had not been to a bar in more than 20 years.
By rejecting $1bn for a pipeline, a First Nation has put Trudeau's climate plan on trial | Environment. Everything has a price. Everyone can be bought. We assume this principle is endemic to modern life — and that accepting it is most obvious to the impoverished. Except all over the world, people are defying it for a greater cause. That courage may be even more contagious. It has been in full supply in north-west Canada, where an oil giant is aiming to construct one of the country’s biggest fossil fuel developments: a pipeline to ship liquified natural gas (LNG) out of British Colombia.
That happens to be at the mouth of Canada’s second-largest salmon river, on the traditional territory of the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation. Last year, following our modern principle, Petronas offered the First Nation an offer they imagined couldn’t be refused: in exchange for their support, a whopping $1.15 billion in cash. When Petronas made the offer, Lax Kw’alaams hereditary chief Yahaan says he believed the community — poor and with few employment prospects — might vote yes.
The signs so far are mixed. These Inspiring Two Cats Are Travelling The World (PHOTOS) Back in January of this year I wrote an article centred around a golden retriever named Aspen who, alongside his owners, partakes in numerous epic adventures. For a dog, the number of places that Aspen has been and continues to go is truly remarkable, further proving that dogs truly can be a man’s best friend. But what about their fellow commonly domesticated companions?
Yes, I’m referring to cats, the animal that many, including pretty well the entire Collective Evolution team, absolutely love. Could they too serve as an awesome travel companion? Most would instinctively say no, due in large part to their commonly skittish and inactive lifestyles (not to mention their habit of disobeying commands intentionally), but these two cats are out to show the world otherwise: introducing Bolt and Keel, a pair of once homeless male cats that have now seen and done more than most of us have ever dreamed of. Help Support Conscious Alternative News Producing news is costly! After Groom Cancels Wedding, Bride Turns Reception Into Party For Homeless Fa... SM GibsonJanuary 20, 2016 (ANTIMEDIA) One bride-to-be recently turned her broken-hearted misfortune into a very special day for a group of homeless families in Seattle, Washington. Dana Olsen, 29, had been planning her special day for nearly a year when her fiancé, Brendan McCarthy, approached her with crushing news: not only was he having second thoughts about the marriage, he was backing out of the wedding ceremony altogether.
Though Dana was devastated, she decided her setback could be turned into a blessing for others in need. Brendan’s frigid feet came after it was too late to obtain a refund for the lavish party her family had almost exclusively funded, estimated to have cost at least $32,000, so the jilted bride had an ingenious and generous idea: she invited 150 women and children from Mary’s Place, a local homeless shelter, to attend what was to be her wedding reception.
“I love that hopefully a lot of people will have a really fun night. Homeless Man Saves Generous Family From A Burning Building. Thomas Smith of Houston is homeless, but luckily he was recently given a temporary place to stay by a generous family that he was acquainted with. Oddly enough, he was actually able to pay them back for their kindness, when disaster unfortunately struck their home.homeless, but luckily he was recently given a temporary place to stay by a generous family that he was acquainted with. Oddly enough, he was actually able to pay them back for their kindness, when disaster unfortunately struck their home. Early this Friday morning, Smith heard a giant boom coming from the other end of the home and was woke up from his sleep. He initially thought that the house was being burglarized, but when he stepped out into the hallway he noticed that the house was on fire, and filled with smoke.
Smith quickly made his way through the house and discovered that the homeowner, a 66-year-old woman who was not identified by the media, was trapped under a piece of the ceiling that had fallen down on top of her. Elderly Man Called 911 Because He Was Hungry, So These Cops Did Something Une... A 79-year-old man called dispatchers because he hadn’t eaten in two days and needed help.
So, these officers used their own money to stock his pantry for month’s. They then launched a food pantry at the police station to help citizens in a similar situation. Last Saturday, a disabled 79-year-old man called dispatchers saying he hadn’t eaten in two days and was hungry. The 911 call was a last resort for the elderly man, but it was answered by a group of police officers of Mt. Pleasant in Tennessee. WKRN News reports that a group of the station’s officers showed up at the hungry man’s door with several bags full of groceries. Reportedly, they spent $160 of their own money to make sure the man had enough food in his kitchen to last him a month. Said Nathan Bolton, one of the officers: “I think he was shocked at the amount of food that we bought and just the fact that it was there without question.” “It’s difficult for us to see as police officers. Credit: WKRN News What are your thoughts? California Firefighters Stop Truck To Give Shoes To Barefoot Homeless Man.
Firefighters in Riverside, California, noticed an elderly homeless man walking barefoot, so stopped to help him by doing something wonderful... Credit: CIty of Riverside Fire Department While returning from a training exercise in Riverside, California, firefighters from Engine 6-C noticed an elderly homeless man trudging barefoot on the side of a freeway overpass. Immediately, the crew stopped the truck so they could give the elderly man a pair of tennis shoes one of the firefighters kept aboard the rig. Captain Rob Gabler jumped out and ran up to the man with the tennis shoes, then offered to help him put on the shoes. He also gave him some water, as the City of Riverside Fire Department noted on Facebook: “Engine 6-C was returning from training and noticed a local elderly homeless gentleman walking very slowly on the side of the freeway overpass on Columbia. Gabler’s wife, Connie Fox Gabler, commented on the post, saying, “SO in love with that man of mine.”
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