The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Sharon Friel considers the points where class and health interact. The unequal…
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Discusses how unequal distribution of power, money and resources creates health inequalities. and how this disadvantage is passed on through generations. In addition a number of links provide conversations on how these factors affect such things as education,cultural leadership, accessibility to music, stereotyping and domestic violence.
The provincial administration, together with the entire tourist industry, is required to minimize the negative effects caused by tourism activities.
The tourism sector had both positive and negative impacts on the island’s economy, on the people and on the environment, said Ida Bagus Subhiksu, head of Bali Tourism Agency, in a discussion in Denpasar last weekend.
An interesting article by Olympia, a couple of comments around this article from "the other side of the fence" would be...... It is probably a touch sensationalist to equate HR using various tools to assess prospective candidates for employment within their companies to a creepy practice of people sitting around a table analysing information from a facebook profile or "HR stalking". I am not sure how many HR people she has spoken to, but I have worked in the industry for many years (since the whole social network phenomenon has started), and am not aware of any companies that have either the time nor the inclination to sit around a table and analyse information from facebook, especially about young inexperienced candidates. It is almost laughable that people think that people do this. I am not saying that certain recruiters don't glance at a social network profile on occasion, but it is more likely when they have doubts about a candidate, either something didn't sit right or didn't ring true so they search for other information to verify or refute their thinking on the person. Social networking tools, along with interviews, reference checking, psychological profiling etc etc are just tools to use in the recruitment process. Let's face it, employers pay people a fairly decent wage, so it would make sense for them to try to find the best suitable candidate for their organisations. If you put things in a public space without setting you privacy settings, then you are virtually oking people to have a look at what you are doing if they so choose. There is a lot to be said about keeping certain things private I think.... Employers will use whatever tools are available to make a decision on "the right candidate" as long as it is done legally I don't have a problem with it. I think it is helpful of teachers to be pointing this out. They are using their wisdom to make sure that students do everything possible to secure themselves the job they want. Let's face it, it is difficult when you have little to no experience to break into the job market, so any advice on helping them do so, in my opinion is helpful. The words the teacher was said to have used in this article do seem a trifle overkill, but then again, sometimes you need to be strong in your message to get the message through, otherwise you are at risk of the students dismissing what you say as unimportant. Social media is here to stay and people are naïve if they think that it will only be used for certain things and not others. Finally, I think she is also being a touch sensationist talking about a conspiracy by teachers re sexual expression and stalking........ again, I am sure the teachers have better things to do with their time than to be thinking up conspiracies around student's sexual expression... I think sometimes people may get a bit carried away with their own self-importance and how much time people actually care about or focus on them in reality..... but each to their own she is entitled to her opinion. Meaghan Tarrant Lead HR Advisor
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A HR practitioner's opinion about the use of social media. In particular the response to the letter written by a Year 11 student as published in DSC Library Scoop It.
"Living on One Dollar is a full-length documentary made by four college students who traveled to rural Guatemala to live on just a dollar a day. Upon their return, they created Living On One, a nonprofit to raise awareness and inspire action around global issues like hunger and poverty -- and started by publishing the Change Series of video shorts. I found it so compelling I've dedicated this whole film fest to it. Each episode not only succinctly frames an issue faced by people in the developing world and makes it personal, but also offers resource links to learn more -- and even better -- to do something about it."
Human activity is currently a bigger threat to mangroves, and the natural defences they provide against storm surges and other coastal disasters, than rising sea levels, according to a new study. Although we can expect some ...
The survey warns that human activity on land – such as the damming up of rivers or the felling of trees to create shrimp ponds – is currently a far greater threat to many mangrove habitats than the effects of climate change on sea level.
Mangroves – trees and shrubs which grow in saltwater, coastal environments – play a critical role in protecting thousands of shoreline communities in tropical and subtropical regions from floods, storms, and other hazards.
Their densely-packed, overground root systems can absorb wave energy and reduce the velocity of a sudden surge of water. In the 2004 tsunami, for example, mangroves were sometimes the difference between life and death for people whose homes lay in the path of the giant waves which crashed into shorelines around South Asia.
Breaking News English Lessons - 1,799 FREE Easy News English lesson plans. EFL/ESL graded news lessons, news in 7 levels, current events.
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A series of lessons based on newspaper articles. Not only useful to English but for the environment, health and issues. Good for that time when you are pushed for time and you need a fully prepared series of lessons.As well, if you scroll to the bottom you can search according to topics.