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March 6, 1998 | SHAUNA SNOW
DANCE L.A. Classical Ballet Folds: After 14 "Nutcracker" seasons and other periodic performances dating back to 1982, Los Angeles Classical Ballet has disbanded and will file bankruptcy papers this week, according to artistic director David Wilcox. Originally named Long Beach Ballet, the company had accumulated about $1 million in debts, Wilcox said; for several years all its sets and costumes have been held on lien by a creditor who lent the items back to the company as needed.
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November 24, 1998 | THELMA AWORI, Thelma Awori is director of the Africa bureau of the United Nations Development Program
The United Nations estimates that women produce 80% of the food consumed in Africa, 65% in Asia and 45% in Latin America. They shoulder most of the domestic food processing and marketing tasks while also tending the home fires and caring for the young, the sick and the old.
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November 24, 1998 | THELMA AWORI, Thelma Awori is director of the Africa bureau of the United Nations Development Program
The United Nations estimates that women produce 80% of the food consumed in Africa, 65% in Asia and 45% in Latin America. They shoulder most of the domestic food processing and marketing tasks while also tending the home fires and caring for the young, the sick and the old.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 1998 | SHAUNA SNOW
DANCE L.A. Classical Ballet Folds: After 14 "Nutcracker" seasons and other periodic performances dating back to 1982, Los Angeles Classical Ballet has disbanded and will file bankruptcy papers this week, according to artistic director David Wilcox. Originally named Long Beach Ballet, the company had accumulated about $1 million in debts, Wilcox said; for several years all its sets and costumes have been held on lien by a creditor who lent the items back to the company as needed.
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July 2, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Steve McCall, chief of staff of the U.S. Agency for International Development, blasted U.N. and other agencies for "doing a miserable job" in Rwanda and said they should adapt or be replaced. McCall singled out the United Nations Development Program and the World Bank for being ineffective in responding to Rwanda's post-war needs. Up to a million Tutsis and Hutus were massacred last year during a four-month civil war.
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November 21, 1997 | LISA ADDISON
James Lemoyne, principal advisor to the United Nations Development Program on Latin America and the Caribbean, will discuss the peace process in that region during a free public lecture Dec. 4 at UC Irvine. "UNDP's Experience in Promoting Governance in Central America" will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 1100 of Social Science Plaza A. Lemoyne is a graduate of Harvard, Oxford and the London School of Economics.
BUSINESS
August 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Seoul to Study Investment in North: South Korea is sending delegation of mid-level economic officials and business executives to a seminar in China to gather information on a proposed special economic zone for North Korea. North Korea is trying to attract foreign investment, including South Korean investors, for development projects in a special economic zone near the Tumen River.
BUSINESS
January 31, 1986
William H. Draper III announced his resignation as president of the U.S. government's Export-Import Bank, which helps U.S. business sell its goods in other countries. Draper, 58, told reporters that he will leave Feb. 28 and take up a new job May 1 as head of the United Nations development program in New York. That program makes grants amounting to about $1 billion a year to poor countries to help raise their standard of living.
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July 14, 2000
"U.S., China Agree on Broad Goals but Few Specifics in Arms Control Talk" (July 9) notes that China's Communist regime may be actively helping Pakistan upgrade its arsenal of missiles so Pakistani missiles could deliver nuclear payloads to Indian cities. In view of this information, the U.S. Senate must not permit the U.S. to have permanent normal trade ties with China. Surely, the Senate must hold China accountable for such a horrendous act against India, the world's proven model democracy (the title awarded to India this month by the United Nations Development Program)
WORLD
February 19, 2007 | Christian Berthelsen, Times Staff Writer
A third of Iraqis live in poverty, according to a study released under United Nations auspices Sunday, dire findings for a nation that enjoyed widespread prosperity less than three decades ago. The report, produced by a division of the Iraqi government and the United Nations Development Program, examined access to, and the quality of, a wide range of basic needs.
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May 12, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Dr. Albert Henn, 70, a public health official who was working on AIDS projects in Africa, was one of 114 people killed when a Kenya Airways jet crashed in Cameroon on May 5. Henn, a former lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health, and his wife, Kristan Schoultz, had lived in Africa for the last 20 years, working for healthcare and international development agencies. Henn directed Kenya-based Liverpool VCT, which provides AIDS treatment and testing.
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October 15, 1993 | aJEFF McDONALD
A citizens panel will meet in Oxnard Saturday on the 48th anniversary of the United Nations to discuss the global economy, and lobby for more trade opportunities, including the controversial North America Free Trade Agreement. The forum, which will explore issues related to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other world economic situations, is sponsored by the United Nations Assn. of Ventura County, the local League of Women Voters and the Baha'is of Ventura County.
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