The new .NGO and .ONG domains will be released late Summer 2014. Unlike .ORG, the new domains will only be available to NGOs, charities, and nonprofits, which will form a nice international index of verified NGOs. The new domains will be released on a first come, first serve basis, so fill out an expression of interest form today to help you get your first choice.
Read more about the what and the how.
Thanks to Annie Hernandez for the tip!
Muenster is Muenster, no matter how you slice it.
Europe’s making a big stink over cheese. The EU wants to ban the use of names like Parmesan, feta, and Gorgonzola on US-made cheeses because ours isn’t as good or as original. Our cheese is becoming an international threat to sales and cheese identity. Our cows pale in comparison to theirs.
Getting this The Onion-worthy ban enacted would inevitably mean tough times on American businesses (especially small ones) and confusion in already chaotic supermarket aisles and on restaurant menus everywhere. It can’t happen…can it?
Government trade relations, folks!
Photographer Rosie Holtom took pictures of homeless people from London, dressed as they’d like the world to see them. Not only are they beautiful portraits, but there is such light and confidence that comes through in these. As communities, we need to be better about inspiring that in those who are homeless for whatever reason; there are incredible people shrouded in bold asks for money and curled up with a blanket on the streets.
via a New York Times slideshow and article about yoga in Israel among (un)Orthodox Jews.
Perfect Soldiers, by Gabriel Cortez.
More incredible youth stories tied to health via TheBiggerPicture.org.
How many slaves work for you? There are 27 million slaves in the world today. Many of them contribute to the supply chains that end up in the products we use every day. Find out how many slaves work for you, and take action.
This provocative site was shared by a design consultant in a meeting this week. Yes, the design of the site is quite interesting, but the content of the site is what stood out most to me. Spend 10 minutes taking the survey; it’s very illuminating.
What’s Your Slavery Footprint?
China deployed an elite gaggle of geese police, and no, it’s not an Onion headline.
In June, one gaggle of police geese reportedly managed to snare a man who had broken into the local police headquarters to take a motorbike, the People’s Daily reported.
After drugging two police dogs and climbing over the wall, the man was about to make his getaway when he came face-to-face with some 20 feathered “gatekeepers.”
“The geese fanned their wings and began shrieking when they saw the stranger. The duty officer woke up and the thief was caught red handed.”
To me, it sounds like a geese overpopulation problem turned into a PR ploy, but I like it just the same.
Dutch building regs, as they relate to bicycles. Not having to carry a bike up several flights of stairs would change everything.