℘℘℘ Concern Worldwide U.S.’s Seeds of Hope annual awards dinner got off to a good start with singing legend Judy Collins singing her classic “Both Sides Now,” and classic anthem “Amazing Grace,” telling how she first came across the song. The event took place on Tuesday, October 29, at Cipriani South Street. Concern honored Microsoft and Kate Johnson (President, Microsoft … [Read more...] about Judy Collins Opens Concern Gala
In the last issue we wrote about Kabul's new Irish pub. Well, it seems that the publicity did not do the pub, frequented by off-duty aid workers and American Embassy personnel, any good. Under warnings of bomb threats, the Irish owners decided to close down. Alcohol is banned in Afghanistan, but the pub had been operating under a special dispensation from a local mullah. ♦ … [Read more...] about Kabul Pub Is No More
Concern Worldwide, an international relief organization founded in Ireland in 1968 (with offices in New York) to provide humanitarian aid to the poorest regions in 26 countries across four continents, has had a presence in Afghanistan since 1998. After the terrorist attacks of September 11 in New York and Washington, Concern workers were evacuated when the Taliban announced … [Read more...] about Concern Worldwide:
Relief in Afghanistan
Goal, an Irish humanitarian relief agency with offices in New York, is undertaking a major relief program in and around the Northern Afghan city of Mazar I Sharif. Like Concern's personnel, Goal workers were evacuated from Afghanistan due to heightened insecurity following the September 11 attacks. Again like Concern, they refused to leave the region and set up teams in … [Read more...] about Goal USA: Humanitarian Relief
John Sweeney became the Republican member of Congress for New York's 22nd District (Clifton Park) in January 1999. Now in his second term, he has proved on many occasions that he is prepared to fight for what he believes to be right -- even if this means going against his Republican colleagues on a particular issue.
In a statement on October 7, Sweeney came out strongly in … [Read more...] about John E. Sweeney: