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Collecting Halloween: The history of Halloween postcards and costumes

Collecting Halloween: The history of Halloween postcards and costumes | Asia | Scoop.it
Delve into the history of two popular Halloween collectibles with Deanna as she explores antique and vintage postcards and the origination of the Halloween costume as we know it today.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 24, 2013 4:23 PM

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Dolphin killings rise in Peru due to Asia shark fin sales

Dolphin killings rise in Peru due to Asia shark fin sales | Asia | Scoop.it
Peru has dramatically increased its sales of shark fins to Asia, triggering the slaughter of about 15,000 dolphins a year used as bait, officials said Friday.

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China's claim in Hawaiian waters

China's claim in Hawaiian waters | Asia | Scoop.it
By sending a People's Liberation Army electronic reconnaissance ship into Hawaiian waters, China is ready to project its influence to what it perceives as a "third island chain" which extends from the...

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Killer Smog: East Asia, India, Southeast Asia Top Global Air Pollution

Killer Smog: East Asia, India, Southeast Asia Top Global Air Pollution | Asia | Scoop.it
According to a new study, printed in the journal Environmental Research Letters, more than two million people lose their lives each year due to poor air qual

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Michael Mazo's curator insight, December 15, 2014 2:59 PM

Air pollution has been a major topic of discussion for a while now and taking into account its affects on our health paints an unfortunate picture for everyone. The particulate matter found in smog is responsible for over 2 million deaths a year in these regions. To make matters worse, Southeast Asia is ranked the number 1 region in the world where smog harmfully effects humans the most. The world must open their eyes and see what is going to to put a cap on the emission of dangerous gases into our atmosphere because it was us who caused this, therefore its our job to clean it up 

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People In Asia Are Staggered At What’s Happening In The West

People In Asia Are Staggered At What’s Happening In The West | Asia | Scoop.it

Today one of the most highly respected fund managers in Singapore told King World News that “People in Asia are staggered at what’s happening in the West.”  Grant Williams, who is portfolio manager of the Vulpes Precious Metals Fund, also warned that when the system finally goes, “it’s all going to go at once because the math is just going to fall like dominos.”  Williams also spoke about what all of this will mean for investors in key markets such as gold and silver in his powerful interview below.

 

Eric King:  “Grant, we’ve had quite a bit of discussion recently on KWN about the West destroying itself, but I wonder if you sit back sometimes in Singapore and marvel at what the West is doing here?”

 

Williams:  “Yes, we do.  People in Asia are staggered at what’s happening in the West.

 

They are amazed at the prices on the Comex.  They don’t really understand them because they see what the gold price is supposed to be, and yet they go to the store and the price of gold is always higher. ...

 

 


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Global brain health market pushing $2bn mark as Asia and supplements shine

Global brain health market pushing $2bn mark as Asia and supplements shine | Asia | Scoop.it
Sales of brain health boosting food supplements like omega-3s, ginseng and B vitamins, vitamin C, phosphatidylserine are driving the category toward sales of €2bn globally, even as brain-boosting foods and beverages have endured a flat period.

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