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Commonwealth games sideline poverty alleviation schemes
May 17, 2010 In an attempt to portray Delhi as a world-class city and an international sports destination, the government has diverted funds to meet the escalating expenditure of Delhi games, says HLRN pressure group. Also, thousands continue to suffer the brunt of displacement while the welfare schemes take a backseat.
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HC's five points to ensure workers' well being
May 28, 2010 The Delhi High Court has drafted a five-point directive for the state government and other agencies that aims to address the vulnerabilities of Commonwealth Games workers. The high court has evidently stood up for the cause of workers’ welfare after the monitoring committee constituted by the court reported of workers’ exploitation.
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Netball helps Indian girls step forward
May 26, 2009 As part of its corporate social responsibility, an international bank has collaborated with NGOs to empower underprivileged urban Indian girls using netball. The programme called ‘Goal’ leverages sport for positive social change and provides loan to help girls achieve their professional ambitions.
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Basketball coach provides hope to refugees in Bangladesh
Jun 09, 2009 Yugoslavian national Petar Ristic uses his sporting skills to help refugee children in Bangladesh. Supported by UNHCR and a local NGO, he teaches basketball and other games to the children living in camps including girls and the disabled, enabling them to work together and realise their dreams.
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India envisions 'Green Commonwealth Games'
Jun 10, 2009 The organising committee of Commonwealth Games has partnered with UNEP to make the sporting event the first ever green games in 2010 in the Indian capital. Measures like water conservation, afforestation and pollution-free modes of transport are being initiated to reduce carbon emissions.
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Adidas reveals sustainable innovation in dyeing, Adidas DryDye
Jul 24, 2012 Adidas, a leader in sports apparel and technology has come up with a new cutting edge technology with sustainable advantages for the apparel industry
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India: Village girls discover the playground
Sep 14, 2011 A German Hockey Village Project is teaching hockey and English to little girls and boys in the remote Indian village of Garh Himmat Singh in Rajasthan to give them a better life.
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Delhi drives registration programme for CWG workers
Jul 29, 2010 Delhi Legal Services Authority is holding camps across the capital till August 5 to verify the registration of all workers at Games sites. With 2,000 workers successfully registered and verified till date, the panel seeks to sensitise the labourers on their rights and entitlements.
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Games watchdog exposes corruption in CWG projects
Jul 30, 2010 As the national capital proceeds to meet the deadline for the Games due in October, the apex anti-graft watchdog, CVC has detected glaring irregularities in games related construction projects and has decided to keep a close watch on all contracts and works to ensure transparency.
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Commonwealth Games open with much pomp and glory
Oct 04, 2010 After much criticism, the grand opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games with its splendid display of India’s rich music, colours and tradition came as a pleasant and welcomed experience.
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Bangladeshi girls battle tradition to play sports
Oct 07, 2010 UNICEF along with BRAC has formed a unique, all-female sports team in a remote Bangladesh town mostly inhabited by the poor. These eighteen players, who dream of playing women’s cricket for Bangladesh one day, have come a long way breaking barriers of tradition to get acceptance from the society.
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Women from Pakistan defy taboos, win gold at Asian Games
Nov 22, 2010 Pakistan's womens' cricket team returned home victorious after winning a gold medal at the 16th Asian Games. In a tradition-bound society where women are expected to marry and raise a family, this motley bunch of young women are challenging such established stereotypes.
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'Tin Can' houses for African poor
May 10, 2010 The government has declared Blikkiesdorp, close to Cape Town, a temporary relocation area, in an attempt to deal with housing backlog just ahead of the Soccer World Cup 2010. People living at the temporary site without basic amenities are comparing it to concentration camps.
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World cup football brings misery to many homes
Jun 03, 2010 Families suffer terrible miseries as their homes get demolished to build car parking areas and stadiums for the upcoming football world cup in South Africa. Meanwhile, following the orders of a local court, the government has unveiled an extensive plan to provide homes to the homeless.
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FIFA World Cup: Show yellow card to child labour
Jun 14, 2010 In an alarming labour rights violation, a report of International Labour Rights forum has revealed that children in many Asian countries are forced to work in soccer stitching industries at low wages, prolonged working hours and without drinking water. Report says, child labour exists in Pakistani industry and is now also occurring in India and China.
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Solar-powered Soccer match for Africa
Jun 18, 2010 Greenpeace Africa has gifted Jericho, a South African village near Johannesburg, a solar-powered public viewing area that has been constructed by local youths and school children. A large-screen TV powered by the Sun was placed in the Jericho community hall making it an entirely different experience to watch soccer uninterrupted.
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The inhuman face of the Games
Jun 28, 2010 While the South African government claims that World Cup will bring economic opportunities for all Africans, many worry about the potential impact on ordinary citizen. Housing and Land Rights Network disclose how millions are being displaced and laws bypassed to enable hysterical development for the games.
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It is time for Africa!
Jul 12, 2010 Hosting successfully the greatest sporting event FIFA World Cup 2010, Africa should now forge a united battle against social injustice and deprivation. Newspapers lauding African patriotism and spirit, stressed that the country should now prove its merit in delivering services for the poor and needy.
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London gears up for first ever ‘sustainable’ Olympics Games
Apr 25, 2011 The first green report published by the 2012 Olympics Games team targets a cut in carbon emissions by 100,000 tonnes. A lightweight main stadium and low carbon footprint will make it the world’s greenest sports event, the organisers claim.
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New window of opportunity for girls in Bangladesh
Mar 21, 2011 The cricket pitch in Bangladesh is breaking societal barriers. A recent all-girls cricket tournament brought hundreds of girls to the field as part of a UNICEF supported project that aims to empower young women for social change.
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Footballers promote fight against malaria in Africa
Dec 04, 2009 In a continent where every thirty seconds, a child dies of malaria, celebrity footballers have joined a campaign to fight against the killer disease. The 2010 Soccer World Cup, to be held in South Africa, presents a solid opportunity for raising mass awareness about it.
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FIFA overlooks Africa's realities
Apr 16, 2010 Africans have expressed disappointment with FIFA and the Local Organising Committee for ignoring Africa's socio-economic realities in planning the World Cup. Not only does the online ticketing deprive many from joining the festivity, the safety and security of players and civilians are also being compromised.
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Commonwealth Games 2010 to go green
Oct 16, 2009 Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology will spearhead the country’s first major initiative to predict air quality levels during the Commonwealth Games 2010 to be held in New Delhi from October 3 to 14.
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Samsung gets Golden Peacock Award for CSR initiative
Apr 27, 2012 Samsung Electronics has been awarded the prestigious Golden Peacock Award 2012 for its CSR program, Samsung Hope Project, for the second consecutive year. The award recognises Samsung’s CSR initiatives in the areas of Education, Sports, Arts and Culture.
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Nepal nunnery introduces kung-fu to empower nuns
Apr 16, 2010 The introduction of kung fu in the Amitabha Drukpa Nunnery outside Kathmandu has been more than welcome by the nuns. The practice of kung fu has helped them increase their concentration, gain strength and boost confidence.
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