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U.N. takes China off food aid list

BEIJING, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The United Nations World Food Program says China no longer needs international food aid and can now start donating back, the BBC said Monday.

China asked to give more food aid

BEIJING, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The World Food Program says China no longer needs its help, and is asking the country to become a bigger donor to the rest of the world, the BBC reports.

WFP: 100K tons of corn for N. Korea

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The World Food Program Friday welcomed a 100,000-ton donation of corn from South Korea to the agency's emergency operation in North Korea.

U.N.: Southern Africa in 'death spiral'

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 22 (UPI) -- A top U.N. aid official says a downward "death spiral" of HIV-AIDS and food insecurity is depleting public services and debilitating southern Africa.

WFP: Massive humanitarian crisis in Darfur

LONDON, May 4 (UPI) -- The head of the U.N. World Food Program said Tuesday the conditions of residents displaced from the Darfur region in Sudan is "tragic."

U.N. to bring Iraq $1.8B in food aid

BAGHDAD, May 11 (UPI) -- More than $1.8 billion in food aid will be brought into Iraq over a six-month period starting June 1, a U.N. food official said Sunday.
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UN food envoy: Need access to surpluses

UNITED NATIONS, July 23 (UPI) -- The World Food Program head said Monday one key to feeding the world's starving would be to exempt agricultural surpluses destined for humanitarian aid from export-import controls. James Morris said nearly 13-million people face imminent starvation in sou

UN names American to head WFP

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- James Morris, an Indiana corporate executive and former head of the Lilly Endowment, was named Thursday as executive director of the World Food Program, U.N. of
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UN names American to head WFP

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- James Morris, an Indiana corporate executive and former head of the Lilly Endowment, was named Thursday executive director of the World Food Program, U.N. offic
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James Morris (born 10 January 1947) is a leading American opera singer, boasting a large bass-baritone voice. He is best known for his interpretation of the taxing role of Wotan in Richard Wagner's operatic cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen. The Metropolitan Opera video recording of the complete cycle with Morris as Wotan has been described as an "exceptional issue on every count."

James Morris was born in Baltimore, where he studied voice with Rosa Ponselle and at the Peabody Conservatory . He made his debut with the Baltimore opera in 1967 as Crespel in Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann. He first appeared at the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1971 as the King in Verdi's Aïda. He went on to establish himself as one of the most versatile male opera singers in the world, performing a repertoire ranging from Mozart through Verdi and Wagner to Benjamin Britten. But of all the parts he has sung, Wotan remains his signature role. Indeed, he was considered one of the best two or three Wotans in the world during his heyday. On his 61st birthday, in January 2008, he reprised that role in a production of Die Walküre at New York's Metropolitan Opera, the theatre with which he is most closely associated. In 2009, alongside Debra Voigt, he played Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca.

In addition to his imposing, well-trained voice and fine musicianship, Morris (solidly built and 6 feet, 5 inches in height) had the physical stature to perform the heroic Wagnerian roles convincingly. His interpretations of them can be heard on a number of recordings which he made at the peak of his career. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Susan Quittmeyer, and their twins, Jennifer and Daniel. He also has a nephew named Zach Quittmeyer.

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