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Are container ships getting too big?

Are container ships getting too big? | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
Container ships have doubled in size in less than a decade. Are they growing too far too fast?
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France bans popular English expressions

France bans popular English expressions | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
France declares war on the English language. Erin Burnett reports....

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Sylvain Rotillon's comment, May 5, 2013 5:44 PM
It's not so simple ! You can't say "the French" as if everybody rejects english words. It's a national policy but in fact it's mainly a rearguard action denied everyday in the street.
Ana Cristina Gil's curator insight, October 12, 2013 6:39 PM

I think that language chances as culture changes, as time passed things get more modern. For example the past summer I went back to Dominican Republic, I haven’t been there for almost eight years. Even though I kept in contact with my family over there, I was very shock to find how much the Spanish that I knew in Dominican Republic have change so much. I don’t think is possible to keep a language pure, society is not the same as 100 years ago, I bet that certain words that were correct in the English dictionary don’t even exist anymore.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 5, 8:21 PM

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Shell 'happy' over Dutch verdict

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A Dutch court rejects four out of five allegations against Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell over oil pollution in Nigeria's Niger Delta region.
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Rio’s shantytowns are finding a place on city maps

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Look at most maps of Rio de Janeiro. The beaches are easy to spot, as are the iconic ocean-front neighborhoods of Copacabana and Ipanema. In the middle is a vast forest.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 25, 2013 11:40 AM

A nonprofit organization run by current and former favela residents called Redes da Mare has started the first mapping program to systematically chart out the favelas for municipal governments.  We take for granted what having an address on a named street means in a modern society; it is a portal to public utilities, recognition with businesses and countless other social benefits.  Being left 'off the map' is synonymous with being left behind.  By finding their way on the city maps they are removing some of the social stigma that sought to treat them as if they did not exist.  


Tags: Brazil, urban, squatter, mapping

Caterin Victor's comment, January 26, 2013 2:06 PM
Even the shanty-towns are beautiful in Brazil
chris tobin's curator insight, February 21, 2013 3:06 PM

Being left off the map is ludicrous.  It should be surprising how many there are,what they pick for addresses, and population statistics. Hopefully this will also help them to get aid for poverty relief.

 

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EU in trade deal with Singapore

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The EU and Singapore clinch a free-trade agreement - the second between the 27-nation bloc and a major Asian trading partner.
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Scoopiteers.. you should be thinking about how this deal will affect the flow of capital between these areas.  

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TPP pact to boost FDI to Brunei

TPP pact to boost FDI to Brunei | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
THE Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will significantly boost foreign direct investment to Brunei by increasing investor confidence in the Sultanate compliance with high trade standards.
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Brunei, Vietnam set up bilateral business councils

Brunei, Vietnam set up bilateral business councils | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
BRUNEI and Vietnam yesterday established bilateral business councils aimed at fostering trade ties between the two countries.The National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Brunei Darussalam (NCCIBD)...
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GeoWel Research :: Remittances versus Foreign Direct Investments

GeoWel Research :: Remittances versus Foreign Direct Investments | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
Remittances in Georgia are huge. If we only count the level of remittances sent using cash transfer systems like Western Union and Moneygram then remittances have grown from USD 259 million in 2004 to over USD 1 billion in 2008.
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FDI will help in developing countries’ potential, says UNIDO official

FDI will help in developing countries’ potential, says UNIDO official | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it

"THE Regional Director and Country Representative, of UNIDO, Dr. Patrick Kormawa, has stressed the need for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), saying it will enable countries to .."

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The future of education in Africa is mobile

The future of education in Africa is mobile | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
United Nation’s mobile learning specialist Steve Vosloo argues phones could be the future of education on the continent.
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How Facebook and Twitter Are Making Developing World Cities Better

How Facebook and Twitter Are Making Developing World Cities Better | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
The governments of virtually all large Latin American cities now use social media to engage with citizens, and smaller cities are quickly following suit.

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CESSON's curator insight, April 15, 8:31 PM

Changing the world with social media!

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Mobile phones call out for fresh water

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An innovative system being tested across Kenya allows people to access drinking water at the touch of a button.
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Bananas could be future staple

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Bananas could become a critical food source for millions as a result of global warming, say scientists who analysed world food security for the UN.
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TV's white spaces connecting rural Africa

TV's white spaces connecting rural Africa | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
The spaces in the spectrum between television stations is being used to connect the most rural parts of Africa to the internet.
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The Big Mac index

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Authoritative weekly newspaper focusing on international politics and business news and opinion.

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What are long term threats of plastic in our seas?

What are long term threats of plastic in our seas? | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
Newsnight's Susan Watts reports on concerns about the effects on humans and wildlife of waste plastic, both visible and microscopic, in our seas, as research shows it is entering the food chain.
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US employee 'outsourced job to China'

US employee 'outsourced job to China' | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
A US software developer was revealed to have outsourced his job to China, instead spending his workdays surfing the internet.
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Worldwide Internet Users | Visual.ly

Worldwide Internet Users | Visual.ly | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
Worldwide Internet Users.Internet users of last 20 years Original print is 50x70 cm...

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Surfing the internet in North Korea

Surfing the internet in North Korea | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
Navigating around the internet in North Korea is a unique experience - but a growing thirst for information could begin to open up the secretive nation.
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Ireland asks diaspora to 'come home'

Ireland asks diaspora to 'come home' | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
Eurozone debt crisis prompts country to turn to diaspora overseas to help boost economy.

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Remittances versus FDI/FII Hats off to the emigrant worker

Remittances versus FDI/FII Hats off to the emigrant worker | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
It is imperative that the country recognises the important role played by its workers, blue- and white-collared, on foreign shores in providing a phenomenal amount of foreign exchange that is stable and not volatile like portfolio and direct...
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Islamic banking on the rise amid the credit crunch

Islamic banking on the rise amid the credit crunch | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
Some institutions are turning to Islamic banking to find low-risk investment opportunities.
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Rasyidah Ibrahim's comment, November 21, 2012 8:50 PM
Hehehe :P
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Digital revolution lights up Africa with maps, mobiles, money and markets

Digital revolution lights up Africa with maps, mobiles, money and markets | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
In Africa, necessity is the mother of invention and social media sites are not just for sharing photographs and gossip...

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