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Gregston Beckford
Blackstar Exodus & Environmental Enterprises
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​P&G’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water program - fulfilling a vital need for healthy living

As a global company with over 175 years of history, P&G has built a rich heritage of touching consumers’ lives with brands that make life a little better every day. For almost 2 decades, P&G has strived to bring to Kenya, brands that meet their everyday needs and improve quality of life. Today, many P&G brands, including Ariel, Safeguard, Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Pampers and Always, have become famous household names.

The P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water program - P&G’s signature corporate program helps address the critical need for clean drinking water through P&G’s water purifying brand PUR. Almost a billion people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water.

#water   #cleanwater   #drought  +Water For People +African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)  #waterpurifierproducts   #africa   #kenya  

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International Cannabis Business Conference

About this Event

​​With California on the verge of legalizing cannabis in 2016, all eyes will be on the Golden State as the legal cannabis industry will be poised to fully enter the eighth largest economic market in the world. The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) returns to San Francisco in 2016, on February 13th-14th, showcasing industry experts from around the globe, creating an exceptional educational, networking and advocacy event.

The two-day ICBC experience includes the latest business, legal, political and cultural information while also providing cutting-edge parties conducive to serious networking and having a blast.

#cannabis   #cannabiscommunity   #marijuana   +Canabis Factory Product  +Cannabis Information Network  +Cannabis Search  +Cannabis in Canada  +CannabisReviewTV™  +Cannabis Social Clubs  +Marijuana Policy Project  +Ganja Girls  +Ganjaism  +Ganjaland  +Marijuana Central  +Marijuana Game  +MarijuanaLawyer in Houston  #investors   #business   #businesstips   #entrepreneurs   #entrepreneurship   #international  

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Once a year the top women in cannabis come together to welcome newcomers. Join hundreds of women & men from across the country for three days of intense experiential learning in the Mile High City. You’ll leave Denver with the knowledge and connections to ignite your cannabis career.

#cannabis   #cannabiscommunity   #marijuana   +Canabis Factory Product  +Cannabis Information Network  +Cannabis Search +Cannabis in Canada  +CannabisReviewTV™  +Cannabis Social Clubs  +Marijuana Policy Project  +Ganja Girls  +Ganjaism  +Ganjaland  +Marijuana Central +Marijuana Game  +MarijuanaLawyer in Houston  #lnvestors   #business     #entrepreneurs     #entrepreneurship     #women  

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​Cannabis conference opens in Portland this week

Talk about high expectations: An consulting group says the marijuana industry is a great investment opportunity. PORTLAND — About 2,500 prospective marijuana growers, investors, marketers and other entrepreneurs are expected to attend the Cannabis Collaborative Conference Feb. 3 and 4 at the Portland Expo Center.

The conference features more than 90 exhibitors and 80 speakers, highlighted by a keynote address by Cliff Robinson, the former Portland Trailblazers basketball player who now counts himself a cannabis activist.Robinson, who was nicknamed “Uncle Cliffy” during his 18-year NBA career, reportedly plans to open a marijuana store called “Uncle Spliffy.” A spliffy is a marijuana cigarette.

The conference’s technology presentations will include the latest in growing, marketing and security products. Conference organizers tout cannabis as the “fastest-growing agricultural businesses in North America” as more states legalize recreational and medical pot use.

#cannabis   #cannabiscommunity   #marijuana    +Canabis Factory Product  +Cannabis Information Network  +Cannabis Search  +Cannabis in Canada +CannabisReviewTV™  +Cannabis Social Clubs  +Marijuana Policy Project  +Ganja Girls    +Ganjaism +Ganjaland  +Marijuana Central  +Marijuana Game  +MarijuanaLawyer in Houston  +Portland Trail Blazers  #investors  
#business   #entrepreneurs   #entrepreneurship  

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Could cannabis ease period pains?

New drug-infused vaginal capsules 'deliver pain relief without the high'

A new cannabis-infused vaginal suppository has gone on sale in the US, claiming to ease the agony of period pains. The tampon-shaped capsule is said to harness the pain relieving properties of marijuana 'without a psychotropic (high) effect'. Menstrual cramps, or dysmenorrhea, are throbbing or cramping pains in the lower abdomen.

During a woman's menstrual period, the uterus contracts. Hormone-like substances, known as prostaglandins, involved in pain and inflammation trigger the uterine muscle contractions. The higher the level of prostaglandins, the more severe a woman's cramps will be, according to the Mayo Clinic. Severe contractions can constrict the blood vessels serving the uterus, which interrupts the blood supply to the womb and triggers the pain.

#cannabis   #cannabiscommunity   #periodpain   #marijuana   #menstrual   #prostaglandins   #uterus  +Canabis Factory Product +Cannabis Information Network +Cannabis Search +Cannabis in Canada +CannabisReviewTV™ +Cannabis Social Clubs +Marijuana Policy Project +Ganja Girls +Marijuana Central +Marijuana Game +MarijuanaLawyer in Houston 

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The promised land? The struggle for Rastafaris in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA: They came from across the world to Ethiopia in search of their “promised land”, but for many Rastafarians, struggling to win even basic rights, the dream never materialised. “How did we survive so far? I wonder,” said Reuben Kush, the grey-bearded president of the Ethiopian World Federation, a branch of Rastafarianism. Mr Kush left his home in Birmingham in Britain a decade ago to join a Rastafarian community based in the southern Ethiopian town of Shashamane, 250 kilometres south of Addis Ababa.

But in decades of existence, the settlement’s around 500 members have failed to win legal rights to property, education or work. Celebrating the 85th anniversary last month of the 1930 crowning of their messiah, Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie, the dreadlocked group sway in a circle chanting to a drum beat “Emperor Selassie I, Jah Rastafari”. 

Rastafarianism – which jettisoned to worldwide notice in the 1960s and 70s with the music of reggae stars and committed Rastafaris Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff – first emerged as a spiritual movement in the 1930s among descendants of African slaves in Jamaica, who adopted Haile Selassie as their leader at a time when he stood out as the only independent black monarch in Africa.

#rasta   #Rastafarianism   #ethiopia   #Jamaica   #HaileSelassie   #African   #Rastafarian   #Africa   #africanamericanhistorymonth  +Rasta Clothing +Rasta J Soul Rebel TV +Rasta king +Rasta Smoke Shop Inc. +Ethioguardian com +ETHIOPIA FIRST +Ethiopian princes +Ethiopia Today +Abisinya Ethiopia  #Shashamane  +SHASHAMANE INTL. 

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Pandemics, killer robots and climate change ‘urgent’ security fears

Mass migration and resource wars billed as potential consequences if governments ignore potential of Paris deal and Earth keeps warming' 

Killer robots, cyber attacks, Islamic fundamentalism, pandemics and climate change are among the major threats facing modern life. Those are some of the conclusions in an 80-page report published ahead of the Munich Security Conference, an annual gathering of top military thinkers, academics and politicians.

“The conflicts and crises that most preoccupy the world transcend and put into question borders and boundaries to a stunning extent,” write the report’s authors. Prolonged droughts or fierce storms linked to a warming world are likely to exacerbate instability across Africa, the Middle East and in small island states, they argue.

#climatechange   #climate   #global   #globalwarming   #africa         #environment   #environmental   #weather   #climateaction       +Climate Action  +Climate Reality  +Climate News  +Climate and Development Knowledge Network  #zika   #zikavirus   #diseases     #infectious   #infection   #migration     #viruses   #Security   #virus  

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​​​Climate Change and Vector-Borne Diseases

 Climate change creates new uncertainties about the spread of diseases such as the Zika virus, dengue fever, malaria, and Lyme disease. These illnesses are transmitted by insects known as vectors, including mosquitoes, ticks, and flies.

By altering conditions--local temperatures, rainfall and population movements--that determine the spread of the pathogens, global warming makes the transmission of vector-borne diseases (VBDs) unpredictable and difficult to control. When it comes to vector-borne diseases like Zika, climate change is a threat multiplier. Rising global temperatures can lengthen the season and increase the geographic range of disease-carrying insects.

As temperatures warm, mosquitoes and other warm-weather vectors can move into higher altitudes and new regions farther from the equator. Increased rainfall, flooding and humidity creates more viable areas for vector breeding and allows breeding to occur more quickly, as eggs hatch faster in hotter climates. Human migration exposes people to viruses they are not immune to. As populations migrate in response to climate change, they bring disease to new regions and urban areas. Infectious diseases spread more quickly in overcrowded urban areas.

#climatechange   #climate   #global   #globalwarming       #environment   #environmental   #weather   #climateaction     +Climate Action  +Climate Reality  +Climate News  +Climate and Development Knowledge Network  #zika   #zikavirus   #diseases   #infectious   #infection   #mosquitoes   #VectorBorne  
#migration   #viruses   #viruse  

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​Ban urges world to support Ethiopia's efforts to battle worst drought in 30 years

The international community must stand with the people of Ethiopia in their time of need, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging donors gathered in Addis Ababa to step up assistance to the drought-hit country, which is battling the effects of one of the most powerful El Niño events in recorded history, made worse by the impact of climate change. “The people of this beautiful country are facing their worst drought in thirty years,” Mr. Ban told participants at a donors humanitarian round table convened in the Ethiopian capital in the margins of the 26th African Union Summit.

Later today, the Secretary-General is expected to visit drought-stricken areas of the country. In the Ethiopian capital, he told the donors' meeting that the scale of the emergency is too much for any single Government. “The impact of El Niño is unpredictable, but experts say it is likely to affect food security for the next two years,” he stressed. “The Government of Ethiopia has shown remarkable leadership in this drought response.

#ethiopia   #ethiopian   #ethiopians   #un   #UN   #unitednations     #children   #elnino   #climatechange   #climate   #superelnino     #global   #globalwarming   #drought   #environment     #environmental   #weather   #climateaction   +Climate Action  +Climate Reality  +Climate News   +Climate and Development Knowledge Network    

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​8 climate change takeaways from Davos

As global elite gather at the World Economic Forum1, moving to counter climate change competes with economic fears 

It is the first major meeting of politicians and business leaders since 195 nations struck a landmark deal to limit carbon emissions in Paris in December. Thousands of luminaries have come to a Swiss ski resort to unpack the opportunities and challenges of the future. ‘Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ is the theme meant to guide high-powered panel sessions.

Among talk of robotics, 3D printing and nanotechnology, the Paris agreement should merit mention. It aims to radically shrink the usage of fossil fuels, which the world consumes for 87% of its energy. Innovation is crucial to neutralise carbon emissions in the next half-century.

#davos2016   #Davos   #climatechange   #climate     #global         #globalwarming   #environment   #environmental   #climateaction     +Climate Action +Climate Reality +Climate News +Climate and Development Knowledge Network 
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