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Former Prime Minister of Somalia Speaking at Niagara University Tonight

Former Prime Minister of Somalia Speaking at Niagara University Tonight

 

Dr. Abdiweli Ali, the Niagara University economics professor turned Somali prime minster, will reflect on his time as the leader of the impoverished, war-torn East African nation during a special event on April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Castellani Art Museum.

Building a New Somalia:  Reflections from the Former Prime Minister, Dr. Abdiweli Ali will include a presentation from Dr. Ali, as well as a panel discussion featuring:

United Way of Greater Niagara Gearing up for Holidays

United Way of Greater Niagara Gearing up for Holidays

Holiday gala, Sugarplum Fairy Breakfast on tap; Campaign in full swing

As October draws to a close, United Way of Greater Niagara officials are in full-blown holiday mode with two special holiday-themed events set to take place in the coming weeks.

On Saturday, United Way will celebrate the 6th annual United Way Gala, a fundraiser to support the organization’s efforts.  The gala will take place at 7:00 p.m. inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. Attendees will enjoy food, fun, a live performance by Penelope and a silent auction featuring hundreds of baskets and other premier items that would be perfect for everyone on your shopping list. Tickets for the gala are still available.

While the gala may get the holiday season started, another upcoming event is sure to get many area families in the holiday mood.

Conference to Help First Responders Work With Deaf Community

Conference to Help First Responders Work With Deaf Community

October 5th event effort to improve communications during emergency situations

BUFFALO, NY, September 19, 2012 – A fire or other disaster is often a traumatic experience for those affected. The situation can become even more stressful when those affected by and responding to the emergency have issues communicating with each other, which is often the case for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Late-Deafened.

Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

On August 11 and 12th, 2012, the 500 Block of Main Street in downtown Buffalo will be overtaken by art.

Chalkfest [a FREE annual event] is a project envisioned by The 500 Block Association, a group of business, artists and native Buffalo residents to revitalize the 500 Block of Main Street. The festival is throughout the weekend and includes the artwork of Michael Macauley, world reknowned 3D chalk artist.

The two day festival is the first of its kind, all ages on Saturday and Sunday from 12 -5 pm, and after 5 pm on Saturday for adults with live entertainment.

Social Media vs. Journalism

Social Media vs. Journalism

Prompted by a question asked by Kashif Ahmad on twitter:

NetPlus Alliance Adds Bosch Power Tools As Newest Supplier

NetPlus Alliance Adds Bosch Power Tools As Newest Supplier

Lockport, NY - NetPlus Alliance, North America's largest buying group for industrial and contractor supplies distributors, announced the addition of Bosch Power Tools as its newest supplier beginning June 1.

Bosch provides innovative, technologically advanced products and solutions for the construction industry that meet the highest standards in speed, precision and durability.

The addition of Bosch strengthens NetPlus Alliance’s already lengthy list of over 120 suppliers, which cover a broad spectrum of industrial MRO and contractor product lines, including abrasives, cutting tools, power tools, hand tools, material handling products, fasteners, janitorial supplies, paints and lubricants, valves and fittings, safety products and much more.

Live from Cairo: From Tahrir to the Muslim Brotherhood

Live from Cairo: From Tahrir to the Muslim Brotherhood

On Tuesday, January 25, 2011, the people of Egypt led a campaign of non violent civil resistance against the 30 year regime of dictator, President Hosni Mubarak.

Hany Ghoraba, a journalist, businessman and political analyst in Cairo, describes on live audio, the years preceding, during and up to present Egypt, focusing on The Egyptian Revolution:


Live from Cairo: From Tahrir to the Muslim Brotherhood

 

Ahmed Salah, an Egyptian activist, public speaker and advocate of non violent resistance,  shared his account through photos HERE.