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BRIEF: New YMCA CEO takes over organization this week [The Wichita Eagle] 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
Jan. 06--Ronn McMahon officially took over as the Greater Wichita YMCA's new president and CEO this week, following the 25-year reign of former CEO Dennis Schoenebeck. McMahon, as a former member of     Add Comment

Noted KU philanthropist Dana Anderson will share Country Club Plaza ownership [The  
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
Jan. 06--Dana Anderson, a shopping center developer who has spent 50 years tied to a company that intends to buy the Country Club Plaza, also is a well-known donor to the University of Kansas. The     Add Comment

Ameren contributes $50,000 to American Red Cross to support flood-relief efforts 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As residents impacted by last week's historic flooding begin the cleanup process, Ameren Corporation is pledging $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with     Add Comment

Volkswagen repositioning may take two-three years: CEO in Wirtschaftswoche 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
Volkswagen (VW) Chief Executive Matthias Mueller makes a statement during a news conference in Wolfsburg, Germany December 10, 2015.
Volkswagen repositioning may take 2-3 years: CEO in Wirtschaftswoche Economic Times
VW repositioning may take 2-3 years -CEO in Wirtschaftswoche Reuters UK
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For Many Nonprofits And Causes, YouTube Stars Are The New Guides To Growth 
Forbes.com - 1/6/2016
Video YouTube stardom is not, and never has been, an easier road to fame than the Hollywood path. And like Hollywood stars who were plucked from from the constellation of contenders, big-time YouTubers     Add Comment

Amscot Financial Contributes Mini-Grants to 11 Non-Profit Service Groups 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
Amscot Financial Contributes Mini-Grants to 11 Non-Profit Service Groups Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, recently awarded mini-grants     Add Comment

Salvation Army Selects American DG Energy's On-Site Utility Solution 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
PR Newswire WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 6, 2016 WALTHAM, Mass. , Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- American DG Energy Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADGE), a leading On-Site Utility™, offering clean electricity, heat, hot     Add Comment

Philanthropy Meets Technology in the Whirlpool® Smart Top Load Washer 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
From the Connect to care™ Program to Amazon Dash Replenishment, Whirlpool's Award-Winning Laundry Pair Thinks and Plans Ahead for Families1 PR Newswire BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Jan. 6, 2016 BENTON
Philanthropy Meets Technology in the Whirlpool?? Smart Top Load Washer DV Format
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Abila Predicts Key Nonprofit Accounting Trends for 2016 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
Growth, building strong teams, and partnering opportunities push nonprofits forward PR Newswire AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 6, 2016 AUSTIN, Texas , Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Abila , the leading provider     Add Comment

Disaster volunteer charity's £8m grant 
BBC - 1/6/2016
UK-Med: Manchester charity gets £8m grant for global disaster responses 6 January 2016 From the section Manchester Image copyright UK-Med Image caption UK-Med deployed volunteers in the aftermath     Add Comment

Inovalon Announces Charitable Giving for 2015 
Bloomberg - 1/5/2016
BOWIE, Md., Jan. 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inovalon (Nasdaq:INOV), a leading technology company providing advanced, cloud-based analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the healthcare industry,     Add Comment

Disney and ABC Raise Awareness of the Importance of Reading with Nonprofit First  
Reuters - 1/5/2016
Disney and ABC Raise Awareness of the Importance of Reading with Nonprofit First Book Through ‘Magic of Storytelling’ Campaign Disney Donates its 50 Millionth Book and Launches First ‘Disney     Add Comment

IMPAQ International Announces IMPAQ Strategy™ - A New Service Line for Nonprofit  
Reuters - 1/5/2016
Strategy Division Serving Multiple Association, Medical Society, and Health System Clients PR Newswire COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 5, 2016 COLUMBIA, Md. , Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- IMPAQ International
IMPAQ International Announces IMPAQ Strategy A New Service Line for Nonprofit Organizations Asian Hospital & Healthcare Management
IMPAQ International Announces IMPAQ Strategy(TM) - A New Service Line for Nonprofit  Freshnews.com
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Social Media Contest Asks Public to Vote for Favorite Not-for-Profit Mentoring Video  
Bloomberg - 1/5/2016
BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eight not-for-profits are vying for $20,000 in grant funding and the public will choose the winners in the 2016 First Niagara Mentoring Matters SM Grant     Add Comment

Allianz Life Employee Donations Support Five Local Charities 
Reuters - 1/5/2016
Money, toys, and more than 23 tons of groceries and clothes will help thousands in need Employees from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America ( Allianz Life ® ) donated to the
Allianz Life Employee Donations Support Five Local Charities Business Wire Yahoo! Finance
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Main Street America’s NGM Charitable Foundation Supports Local Nonprofits with Holiday  
Reuters - 1/5/2016
Main Street America’s NGM Charitable Foundation Supports Local Nonprofits with Holiday Honorarium Employee-Driven Food and Toy Drives also Benefit Children and Families during Festive
Main Street America's NGM Charitable Foundation Supports Local Nonprofits with Holiday  TMC Net
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The K.I.N.D. Fund, Co-Created By UNICEF And MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Reaches More  
Reuters - 1/5/2016
PR Newswire NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2016 NEW YORK , Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The K.I.N.D. fund, which provides students in Malawi with desks and scholarships, has topped more than $10.5     Add Comment

REGUS HELPS MEMBERS GET CHARITABLE; Partnership Launched Between Regus And Global  
Bloomberg - 1/5/2016
UK - Global workspace provider Regus is helping its members across the globe to establish their own charity fundraising initiatives via a new app. Regus has entered into a partnership with Ammado,
ROVI : REGUS HELPS MEMBERS GET CHARITABLE; Partnership Launched Between Regus And  4 Traders
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Disabled riding charity hit by theft 
BBC - 1/5/2016
Riding for the Disabled charity hit by theft at Wareham stables 5 January 2016 From the section Dorset Image copyright RDA Image caption RDA provides carriage riding for up to 60 people a     Add Comment

BRIEF: REC program offers funds to charities, nonprofits [The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg,  
Bloomberg - 1/5/2016
Jan. 05--Rappahannock Electric Cooperative is accepting applications from charities and nonprofit organizations for funding through its Operation Round Up program. The money is provided by those among     Add Comment
>>   Human rights
CAR: UN investigations into fresh allegations of sex abuse underlines need for peacekeeper  
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
LONDON, United Kingdom -- The UN's welcome decision to investigate new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic again highlights the need for further     Add Comment

UN deplores "deeply troubling" hydrogen bomb test announced by DPR Korea 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today deplored the underground nuclear test announced by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), calling it "deeply troubling" and a violation of
UN deplores hydrogen bomb test announced by DPR Korea GlobalSecurity.org
UN deplores ‘deeply troubling’ hydrogen bomb test announced by DPR Korea United Nations
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Nigerian Sharia Court Sentences Preacher to Death for Blasphemy 
MSNBC Newsweek - 1/6/2016
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American Kennel Club Recognizes Two Dog Breeds: The American Hairless Terrier and  MSNBC Newsweek
Alexandre Lacazette to Newcastle United: Why the Transfer Could Happen MSNBC Newsweek
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Ban names former UN humanitarian official as Special Adviser on 2016 refugee and  
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Karen AbuZayd of the United States as Special Adviser for an upcoming UN summit on managing large-scale movements of migrants
UN: Ban names Special Adviser on 2016 refugee and migrant summit Panapress.com
Africa: Ban Names Former UN Humanitarian Official As Special Adviser On 2016 Refugee  AllAfrica.com
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US Can't Confirm North Korea Nuclear Test, but Says Such a Test Would Violate UN  
ABC News - 1/6/2016
US can't confirm North Korea nuclear test, but says such a test would violate UN resolutions    Add Comment

8th African Union gender pre-summit on 2016 African year of human rights, with particular  
Bloomberg - 1/5/2016
Invitation to representatives of the media ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- When: 17 -21 January 2016 The 2016 Gender Pre-Summit will hold as follows: Day 1: GIMAC Civil Society Meeting Date: 17     Add Comment

‘Affluenza’ Teen’s Mexican Lawyer Hints at Human Rights Issues 
Time - 1/5/2016
Fugitive American teen Ethan “affluenza” Couch’s newly appointed Mexican lawyer said he took the case to make sure authorities aren’t gaming the system by trying to force him back to Texas without proper     Add Comment

Ellen Degeneres Named Peoples Choice Favorite Humanitarian 
MSN Philippines - 1/5/2016
© Provided by IBT Media (UK) 1-4-16 Ellen Degeneres Ellen Degeneres will be presented Wednesday with the prize for favorite humanitarian at the Peoples Choice Awards 2016. The comedian, actress, writer,
Ellen Degeneres Named ‘People’s Choice’ Favorite Humanitarian MyInforms
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UN Human Rights Commissioner criticizes Saudis 
NHK - 1/5/2016
World Jan. 4, 2016 - Updated 20:03 UTC The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, has criticized Saudi Arabia's execution of 47 individuals, including Shia cleric     Add Comment

Golden West Humanitarian Foundation Named As CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree 
Reuters - 1/4/2016
PR Newswire LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2016 LAS VEGAS , Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Golden West Humanitarian Foundation today announced that it has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree     Add Comment

Ellen DeGeneres to Receive Fourth Annual People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian 
CNBC - 1/4/2016
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The People’s Choice Awards and CBS announced today that Ellen DeGeneres will receive the fourth annual People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian, presented by Walgreens,     Add Comment

UN tribunal on Rwandan genocide formally closes - major role in fight against impunity 
Bloomberg - 1/4/2016
The United Nations tribunal set up 21 years ago to judge those guilty for the genocide in Rwanda of more than 800,000 people - overwhelmingly Tutsi, and also moderate Hutu, Twa and others - formally closed
Rwanda: UN Tribunal On Rwandan Genocide Formally Closes - Major Role in Fight Against  AllAfrica.com
NEW YORK, 1st January 2016 (WAM) — The United Nations tribunal set up 21 years ... Federation of Arab News Agencies
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Australia grants P17.5M humanitarian assistance for ‘Nona’ victims 
Kicker Daily News - 1/3/2016
Australia gives humanitarian assistance to Typhoon Nona victims Worth of assistance is P17.5 million The grant is in response to the Philippine government’s call for help Australian Foreign Minister     Add Comment

Human rights group calls killing of outspoken Shiite cleric 'appalling' 
CNN - 1/2/2016
Nimr had been convicted of inciting sectarian strife, sedition and other charges following his 2012 arrest. Human rights group Amnesty International had called the charges against Nimr vague and pronounced     Add Comment

Tax and human rights—a growing trend 
LexisPSL Tax - 1/6/2016
Tax analysis: Why has there been a recent growth in public law and human rights arguments before the tax tribunals? Nick Chapman, barrister at 9–12 Bell Yard and counsel on the Attorney General’s B-panel,     Add Comment

Lawyer and diplomat named to head Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission 
Metro Canada - 1/6/2016
HALIFAX — Lawyer and diplomat Christine Hanson has been named the new head of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. Hanson, a Halifax native and Dalhousie University law graduate, is the current
Lawyer Christine Hanson named head of N.S. Human Rights Commission CBC
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Bangladesh upholds death sentence for Islamist leader 
China Post - 1/6/2016
By Sam Jahan, AFP DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Bangladesh's highest court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for crimes during its 1971 independence
1971 war crimes trial: Bangladesh court upholds death ... Firstpost.com
Bangladesh upholds Islamist leader’s death penalty for war crimes MSN News US
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Death toll rises to 58 in southern China landslide 
MENAFN - 1/6/2016
SPA -- Chinese authorities say rescuers have dug out 58 bodies from a massive landslide at a construction waste dump in southern China more than two weeks ago. The Shenzhen city government said Wednesday
About 2,500 ISIS fighters killed in Iraq and Syria last month: US official Lebanon Daily Star
Abbas in first public appearance since rumored ill health Lebanon Daily Star
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Ellen DeGeneres to receive People's Choice Humanitarian Award 
UPI - 1/6/2016
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Talk-show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres is to receive the fourth annual Award for Favorite Humanitarian at Wednesday's People's Choice Awards ceremony in Los Angeles,     Add Comment

Bangladesh court upholds death sentence for Jamaat leader over war crimes 
Asia Times Online - 1/6/2016
Asia Times News & Features, South Asia Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death penalty given to fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes during the 1971     Add Comment

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