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Marc Anthony (L) and Jennifer Lopez perform onstage during The 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards at T-Mobile Arena on November 17, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards

Two-time Grammy and five-time Latin Grammy award winner and American singer Marc Anthony was honored as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. He received his award on November 16, the day prior to the Latin Grammy Awards. Jennifer Lopez, known affectionately by her fans as “J-Lo”, was married to Marc Anthony from 2004-2014.

Singers Tommy Torres, Paula Fernandes and Luciano Pereyra speak onstage during the show of the 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards on November 17, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mon Laferte (L) and Juanes perform during the show of the 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.

Singers Diego Torres (L) and Rachel Platten perform during the show of the 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.

Pope Francis Appoints New Cardinals

Pope Francis appointed 17 new Cardinals today during an Ordinary Public Consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica at The Vatican, in Vatican City, Italy today, November 19, 2016. Thirteen of the new Cardinals will be under 80 years and eligible to vote in an eventual conclave to elect his successor.

A view of St. Peter’s Basilica during the procession for the Ordinary Public Consistory on November 19, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican.

Cardinals attend Pope Francis’ Ordinary Public Consistory at St. Peter’s Basilica.

A view of St. Peter’s Basilica during the Ordinary Public Consistory celebrated by Pope Francis on November 19, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican.

Pope Francis appoints Cardinal Jozef De Kesel of Belgium during an Ordinary Public Consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica at The Vatican.

UN Celebrates Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2016

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is an event that was founded and implemented by Wendy Diamond while in Honduras. Diamond had volunteered with the Adelante Foundation, an organization that provides microcredit to low income women, . When she returned to the US, Diamond realized she wanted to educate others about these types of philanthropic causes and began a campaign to create what has become a global movement to recognize women’s entrepreneurship .

The first WED was held on November 19, 2014, and was observed in 144 countries that year, with an  inaugural event held at the United Nations The same year, New York State’s Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City’s Mayor Bill De Blasio both proclaimed it an official day.

 

Joan Hornig (L) and Dr. Teresa Kennedy attend Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2016 at United Nations on November 18, 2016 in New York City.

Pat Bambe attends Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2016 at United Nations.

Yue-Sai Kan, Kay Koplovitz, Wendy Diamond, Joan Hornig, Tao Porchon Lynch, Mindy Grossman, Iris Apfel, Sandra Lee and Katia Beauchamp attend Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2016 at United Nations on November 18, 2016 in New York City.

Buckingham Palace Set For £369 Million Refurbishment

The British Treasury has announced that Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the British Royal Family, is to undergo a ten-year refurbishment that will cost the British taxpayer £369 million (approximately $456 million US dollars).

A cracked pillar is pictured by the front gates of Buckingham Palace on November 19, 2016 in London, England.

Tourists take pictures by the front gates of Buckingham Palace, London, England.

Crowds outside Buckingham Palace during Changing the Guard on November 19, 2016 in London, England.

Nov 19, 2016 – World Sanitation Day

According to the United Nations, more than 35 percent of the world’s seven billion people do not have improved sanitation, with more than 1 billion people without access to toilet facilities. Poor sanitation increases the risk of disease and malnutrition, especially for women and children.

The United Nations and its member countries have established sanitation as a global development priority. In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated November 19 as World Sanitation Day. The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone everywhere has access to toilets by 2030.

Sanitation Facts:

  • 2.4 billion people live without improved sanitation (World Health Organization (WHO)/UNICEF 2015).
  • One in ten people has access to any type of toilet facilities (WHO/UNICEF 2015).
  • Diarrhoea caused by poor sanitation and unsafe water kills 315,000 children every year (WAS-Hwatch 2016).
  • Disease transmission at work mostly caused by poor sanitation and hygiene practices, causes 17% of all workplace deaths (International Labour Organization (ILO) 2003).
  • Loss of productivity due to illnesses caused by lack of sanitation and poor hygiene practices is estimated to cost many countries up to 5% of GDP (Hutton 2012)
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Toilets on hill near Pangong Lake, Leh, Ladakh, India. (Image credit: Gritsana P / Shutterstock.com)


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Toilets on the Ghats of river Ganges in holy city of Varanasi on India (Image credit: Stefano Ember / Shutterstock.com)


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India, Bihar state, Patna Slums, (Image credit: Yury Birukov / Shutterstock.com)