'Polar bears' take chilly New year's plunge for charity

World Jan 2, 2020

'Polar bears' take chilly New year's plunge for charity

2020 began in frigid fanfare for hundreds of people who splashed through the Atlantic Ocean during the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club Plunge. Swimmers wearing Santa hats and other costume braved temperatures of 40 degrees (4 Celsius) to partake in the New York City ...

Singer Misia explores the language of music

Music Oct 16, 2019

Singer Misia explores the language of music

by Mami Maruko

Singer Misia possesses an astonishing vocal range of five octaves but equally impressive is her humanitarian work abroad. The artist, who asks to go by her stage name, has been working tirelessly on a wide range of humanitarian causes on the African continent since the ...

Fund pledges $14 billion to fight AIDS, TB and malaria epidemics

Business Oct 11, 2019

Fund pledges $14 billion to fight AIDS, TB and malaria epidemics

Governments, philanthropists and private firms pledged just over $14 billion Thursday for a plan to save 16 million lives, in a boost for the global fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The money was promised at a replenishment meeting in Lyon, France, of the Global ...