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Being the musings of Your Obedient Servant, Great Stone Face, moose enthusiast.
- Name: Great Stone Face
- Location: Northern Virginia, United States
I'm interested in humor contests, the Washington Redskins, the Boston Red Sox, the Washington Nationals, University of New Hampshire hockey and football, and Ohio State University football and hockey -- and, of course, moose.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Mr. Bento - Tues., June 26
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Mr. Bento - Mon., June 25
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Mr. Bento - June 20, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Mr. Bento - June 19, 2007
Here's what I'm toting in my Mr. Bento on Tuesday, June 19, 2007. The Cha Soba, Concombre et Tofu recipe is from Chocolate & Zucchini. It's green tea buckwheat noodles, Korean cucumber, and tofu in a soy/sesame dressing. I didn't have tahini for the dressing, so I substituted sesame oil for it. Most of this stuff was from Super H Mart, the rest from Giant Food and Wegmans.
In the morning, I tossed a pita and a mini-Bonbel in the side pocket to eat with the fruit bowl + coffee for breakfast at my desk.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Mr. Bento - Lunch for Mon., June 18
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Mr. Bento - June 14, 2007 (Flag Day)
** Genmai inarizushi (brown rice stuffed tofu skins) with mini sweet gherkins and kalamata olives.
** Beet pickled egg and baked sardines, with soysauce tucked in for topping.
** Herbed beef broth with ditalini and carrot.
** Coffee-flavored bread spread with Smart Balance.
** Mint chocolates.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Mr. Bento - June 13, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Mr. Bento - June 12, 2007
I've got corn and peppers, beef stew, blueberries and yogurt with a kumquat, sourdough bread, and cheddar cheese.
My wife bought me the red bean paste bun from Crescent Cafe, a great Japanese bakery in Columbus, Ohio.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Mr. Bento - Mon., June 11, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Child Labor in Agriculture
World Day Against Child Labour
12 June 2007
This year on 12 June, World Day Against Child Labour focuses on the elimination of child labour in agriculture. Worldwide, agriculture is the sector where the largest percentage of working children is found - nearly 70 percent. Over 132 million girls and boys aged 5 to 14 years old often work from sun up to sun down on farms and plantations, planting and harvesting crops, spraying pesticides, and tending livestock.
Child labour, according to International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions, is work that harms children's well-being and hinders their education, development and future livelihoods. When children have to work long hours in the fields, their ability to attend school or skills training is limited, preventing them from gaining education that could help lift them out of poverty in the future. Girls are particularly disadvantaged as they often undertake household chores following work in the fields. Moreover, agriculture is one of the three most dangerous occupations to work in along with mining and construction, in terms of fatalities, accidents and ill health.
However, not all work that children undertake in agriculture is bad for them. or would qualify as work to be eliminated under the ILO Minimum Age Convention No. 138 or the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention No. 182. Tasks appropriate to a child's age and that do not interfere with a child's schooling and leisure time can be a normal part of growing up in a rural environment. Indeed, many types of work experience for children can be positive, providing them with practical and social skills for work as adults. Improved self-confidence, self-esteem and work skills are attributes often found in young people engaged in some aspects of farm work.
The ILO, especially through its International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), is now working with international agricultural organizations on the elimination of child labour in agriculture, especially hazardous child labour. These organisations are currently the:
- Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO);
- International Fund on Agricultural Development (IFAD);
- International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR);
- International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP - representing farmers/employers and their organisations)
- International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF - representing workers and their organizations).
This new partnership strengthens the global movement for the elimination of child labour and will have a real impact on the ground.