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The toxic legacy of the Vietnam War

Agent Orange was the most notorious chemical defoliant sprayed by US forces over Vietnam to destroy jungles and vegetation during the Vietnam war. Agent Orange contained dioxin, one of the most toxic chemicals known to man. From the 1960s, doctors in Vietnam began to see a sharp rise in birth defects, cancers and other illnesses linked to exposure to Agent Orange Decades later, Vietnamese are still being affected. Witness speaks to Dr. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong about her struggle against the toxic legacy of the war. Witness History: The stories…

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Mandela’s life and legacy celebrated in London exhibition

FILE PHOTO: Nelson Mandela laughs with journalists and performers participating in the second 46664 AIDS awareness campaign concert near the small Southern Cape province town of George. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – For a man who spent nearly three decades in prison, the passage of time was no doubt important to Nelson Mandela. So it is perhaps fitting that an exhibition opening in London on Friday about his life and legacy features his watch, which was always kept on South African time wherever he traveled in the world as…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – FIFA and CBF announce new four-year activity plan for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Legacy Fund

Updated contract details monitoring, reporting and compliance measures for Legacy Fund Initial USD 25 million payment to kick-start activity plan proposed for 2019 Communities from states that did not host FIFA World Cup matches in 2014 to also benefit from football development and legacy projects FIFA and the Brazilian Football Association (CBF) have today given an update on the 2014 FIFA World Cup Legacy Fund, confirming the start of a four-year programme that will lead to a total of USD 100 million being invested into football development and legacy projects…

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Serena’s legacy secure despite infamous U.S. Open umpire row: Evert

(Reuters) – The legacy of Serena Williams, who next week will compete in her first Grand Slam since her fiery clash with a U.S. Open umpire, will not be harmed by the infamous feud that tarnished the New York final, American great Chris Evert said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO – Tennis – Mubadala World Tennis Championship, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 27, 2018 Serena Williams of the United States in action during her match against Venus Williams of the United States REUTERS/Suhaib Salem When it comes to Williams,…

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NBA notebook: Pelicans’ Davis focused on legacy

He’s still more than a year away from free agency, but questions are swirling around the future of Anthony Davis. Dec 16, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) during the second half at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Will the New Orleans Pelicans trade their 25-year-old superstar? Will he re-sign with the Pelicans since they can offer him the most money at $239 million? Or are the Los Angeles Lakers concentrating…

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Pelicans F Davis: ‘I’d take legacy over money’

December 21, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) during a stoppage in play against the Los Angeles Lakers in the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports He’s still more than a year away from free agency, but questions are swirling around the future of Anthony Davis. Will the New Orleans Pelicans trade their 25-year-old superstar? Will he re-sign with the Pelicans since they can offer him the most money at $239 million? Or are the Los Angeles Lakers…

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Harry Winston jeweler buys ‘Pink Legacy’ diamond for record $50 million: Christie’s

GENEVA (Reuters) – The “Pink Legacy”, a diamond weighing just under 19 carats, fetched a record 50.375 million Swiss francs ($50 million), purchased by U.S.-based luxury jeweler Harry Winston, Christie’s said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A Christie’s staff holds a 18.96 carat Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond during a preview in Geneva, November 8, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo Harry Winston, owned by Swatch whose CEO is Nayla Hayek, daughter of the late Swatch founder Nicolas Hayek, promptly renamed it “The Winston Pink Legacy”, adding it to its collection of rare jewels,…

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Pink Legacy diamond sold for world record price

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The diamond’s new owners have rechristened it the Winston Pink Legacy A rare pink diamond has fetched 50.3 million Swiss Francs ($50m; £38.5m) at auction, a record price per carat. Pink Legacy, weighing in at just under 19 carats, was bought by US brand Harry Winston at auction in Geneva. The price of around $2.6m per carat marked a world record for a pink diamond, according to the Europe head of auction house Christie’s. It had been valued at between $30-$50 million before sale, and…

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The homophobic legacy of the British Empire

The announcement that Section 377, a British colonial-era law prohibiting “unnatural acts,” would be annulled was met with jubilation by rights activists, many of whom had campaigned for years to end the archaic legislation. But while India’s LGBT population embraces its new found freedoms, millions across the globe continue to wait in hope. In most of these countries, legislation outlawing consensual gay sex was inherited from British rule and left in place following independence. Speaking at a meeting of Commonwealth Heads of Government on April 17, British Prime Minister Theresa…

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Pat Lam: Bristol Bears head coach on handshakes, Bristolians and a ’20-year’ legacy

Pat Lam’s side won 21 of their 22 league games as they lifted last season’s Championship title Gallagher Premiership Rugby Dates: 31 August – 1 June Coverage: Commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, sports extra and local radio on the BBC Sport website, mobile, tablet and app. Reports on all matches and live text commentary on selected games. Not every head coach begins their reign by tasking the players with designing a team handshake and then inviting all of his new neighbours round for afternoon tea with the family. But…

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