Als unieke nieuwkomer in festivalland, presenteren wij het Nederlandstalig Don’t Blow It Dutch Cultural Festival in De Broodfabriek te Rijswijk (Den Haag) op 2 en 3 september aanstaande. Dit wil je niet missen! Artiesten zoals Jeffrey Heesen, Wesley Klein, Floortje Smit, Dave Groenendijk, Donna Lynton, Erik van Klinken, Daantje, Tina Trucker en Eddy van Slimming, maken hun opwachting.

Kom en geniet van muzikaal talent van eigen bodem en maak er één of twee onvergetelijke dagen van.

 

Strevend naar een veilige, vredige, schone wereld en een verbetering van onze gezondheid en gemeenschappelijke welvaart, zien wij ons gesteund door de artiesten die net als ons zeggen, “Wij willen verandering teweegbrengen en wij zullen verandering teweegbrengen!”.

Laat je inspireren en vermaken door hen die een steentje bijdragen aan een betere wereld voor jou en voor mij, dus wees erbij!

 
Donna Lynton

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Jeffrey Heesen

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Wesley Klein

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Floortje Smit

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Erik van Klinken

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Eddy van Slimming

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Dave Groenendijk

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Andre Pronk

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Mario Mulder

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Sasja Brouwers

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Hans Steiger

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Jeffrey Tanis

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Dennis van Veen

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Gerry Holland

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Hans Kap

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Peggy Mays

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Lennart Koenraads

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Wendy Molee

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Manon Stokman

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Remon R Demonpower

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Kimberly Hennipman

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Mario Broerse

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Voor de Line Up van dag 1, kijk hier.

 

Voor de Line Up van dag 2, kijk hier.

 

Voor kaartjes ga naar de Kaartjesverkoop.

The ultra-poor: a pioneering technique is helping the hardest to reach 

The term ultra-poor was coined in 1986 by Michael Lipton of the University of Sussex. It is defined as “a group of people who eat below 80% of their energy requirements despite spending at least 80% of income on food”. The majority tends to be landless rural women.

The ultra-poor: a pioneering technique is helping the hardest to reach | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian

It is difficult to say how many people in the world today fit this definition, but it’s likely in the hundreds of millions. About 162 million people live in “ultra-poverty,” defined as living on less than 50 cents a day, with an additional 323 million living in “medial poverty”, defined as living on between 50 and 75 cents a day, according to a 2007 report from the International Food Policy Research Institute, based on 2004 data.

Northeast Braces For Colossal Snowstorm.

The morning commute was delayed Monday for drivers on a section of Interstate 81 near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A tractor-trailer jack knifed, and a truck hauling beer crashed into the median. No injuries were reported.

Some schools were planning to close early or not open at all Monday in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

Government officials began to activate emergency centers on Sunday as professional sports teams, schools and utilities hastily revised their schedules and made preparations.

“This could be a storm the likeNortheast Braces For Colossal Snowstorms of which we have never seen before,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference in a Manhattan sanitation garage where workers were preparing plows and salt for the massive cleanup on about 6,000 miles of city roadways.

Child labour in the fashion supply chain.

Around 260 million children are in employment around the world, according to the International Labour Organisation (pdf). Of them, the ILO estimates that 170 million are engaged in child labour, defined by the UN as “work for which the child is either too young – work done below the required minimum age – or work which, because of its detrimental nature or conditions, is altogether considered unacceptable for children and is prohibited”.

Child labour is forbidden by law in most countries but continues to be rife in some of the poorest parts of the world.

International Monetary Fund: The world economy is worse off than we thought – Jan. 19, 2015.

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Sorry folks, the world economy is not going to improve much this year. Or next year.

The world economy will grow by just 3.5% in 2015, and by 3.7% in 2016, according to the latest estimate from the International Monetary Fund. Both estimates are down 0.3 percentage points from the group’s previous forecast, made in October.

One bright spot was the United States: The IMF revised its estimate for U.S. economic growth to 3.6% this year, up half a percentage point from the October forecast.

Hibernating Animals Might Provide Clues For Fighting Alzheimer’s.

What does animal hibernation have to do with Alzheimer’s? More than you might think. According to new research, the way that critters wake up from a long winter’s rest could help scientists devise new treatments for dementia. Research from Leicester University have isolated a cold-activated protein, RBM3, which helps restore brain activity of animals that are coming out of long hibernation periods. Though the protein also exists in humans, it’s been found to be missing among Alzheimer’s patients, whose brains also commonly have a reduced number of synapses.