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Youth development is the key for Malaysian football's success - Goal.com

Youth development is the key for Malaysian football's success - Goal.com | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
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Last week, National Sports Council (NSC) announced the appointment of a new National Football Development Programme (NFDP) director in Lim Teong Kim.
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Crowd-sourced storytelling: How innovators are opening up the creative process

Crowd-sourced storytelling: How innovators are opening up the creative process | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, August 22, 5:52 AM


Lindsay Rothfeld:  "A story can be so much more when the audience has a stake."

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, August 24, 11:24 PM

The reader/audience engages more when they invest in your story and have something at stake because of this investment.

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What is Twine? (For Developers)

What is Twine? (For Developers) | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

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I am really enthusiastic about alternative career paths. This looks like it may assist someone trying to find a different way to 'test the waters' of publishing to an alternative stream.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, August 28, 11:50 PM


Liz England:  "A lot of developers (and some gamers) are kind of aware there’s this tool called “Twine” out there that makes web games, but don’t really know much about it. They don’t know why it’s popular and what it’s used for" ...

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The world's population has reached 'peak youth'. This should be a wake-up call ... - The Independent

The world's population has reached 'peak youth'. This should be a wake-up call ... - The Independent | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
The UN’s latest global population statistics were dumped online this week in the form of a huge, impenetrable spreadsheet.
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The article speaks eloquently for itself.
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Does ethical content curation exist? A data-driven answer

Does ethical content curation exist? A data-driven answer | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Ever since we started to work on Scoop.it, we’ve had this question: is it fair to use other people’s content for your own good: in other words, how ethical is content curation? Is it even legal?
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For me I wish to highlight issues that I feel are important and that otherwise may not get broader circulation in our community
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5 easy ways to curate content on your blog

5 easy ways to curate content on your blog | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Content curation is a hot topic these days. It’s a welcome strategy for business owners who don’t have the time to constantly come up with new content.
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Create your own employment. It is the only way forward.

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Meeting two degree climate target means 80 per cent of world's coal is "unburnable", study says | Carbon Brief

Meeting two degree climate target means 80 per cent of world's coal is "unburnable", study says | Carbon Brief | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

More than 80 per cent of the world's known coal reserves need to stay in the ground to avoid dangerous climate change, according to new research. Thirty per cent of known oil and 50 per cent of gas reserves are unburnable and drilling in the Arctic is out of the question if we're to stay below two degrees, the new research notes.

 

That vast amounts of fossil fuels must go unused if we're to keep warming in check isn't a new idea. What's novel about today's paper is that it pinpoints how much fuel is unburnable in specific regions of the world, from Canadian tar sands to the oil-rich Middle East.


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David Collet's insight:

This has significant impact on the economies of those countries who are current net exporters of carbon fuel.

 

Saudi Arabia and Canada seem to be most vulnerable to having to leave this wealth in the ground. 

 

Perhaps this is the real reason why the cost of petroleum is coming down. The producers want to get whatever they can for this tainted source of wealth.

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When God Is Your Developer | The Tyee

When God Is Your Developer | The Tyee | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Religious communities are putting their faith, and their property, behind affordable housing.
David Collet's insight:

This is a super piece from one of my Canadian sources. And I think it is timely in the Malaysian environment.

 

I know this idea is already active in Malaysia because I frequent two sites that are built in much the same way as mentioned in this article for Muslims located in the Toronto area.

 

But please note. This is not really an article about religion. It is an article about community sharing and caring. Scaling back on the profit motive of things and scaling up on the quality of life, community motive of things.

 

There are three of the major religious groups mentioned in this article. Christians, Muslims, and Jews. And all three are in one way or another engaged in making things easier for their particular communities.

 

And I think a whole series of articles could be written around this particular subject with a theme of a caring, sharing community working together to enhance the quality of life for all members of the community.

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Here’s How Chat Apps Are Becoming As Important As Social Media For Brands

Here’s How Chat Apps Are Becoming As Important As Social Media For Brands | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

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David Collet's insight:

Today's environment reminds me a lot of when I was first in the business. You have to adapt, you have to research, you have to be open to challenges. If you are, your career will flourish. But if you fear - watch to world go by.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, January 3, 1:02 PM


Jon Russell:  "Social media marketing will soon include chat apps, as this example from Sir Paul McCartney and the use of Line show."

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Doctor Puppet's Christmas Special Is 5 Minutes Of Festive Whimsy

Doctor Puppet's Christmas Special Is 5 Minutes Of Festive Whimsy | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

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At the risk of offending the cowards that be...

 

Merry Christmas to all my Christian friends. And to all who take offense.... Bah humbug.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, December 24, 2014 2:28 PM


James Whitbrook:  "The Doctor Who Christmas Special is firmly entrenched as a holiday tradition now - but the arrival of a Christmas episode from Alisa Stern's Doctor Puppet is just as exciting, as The Puppet 12th Doctor and Clara land on a Planet that only appears on Christmas Day."

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Electric vehicles could reduce air pollution deaths by 70%, study finds

Electric vehicles could reduce air pollution deaths by 70%, study finds | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

toElectric cars can save lots of lives from air pollution, but only if they're powered by renewable energy, not energy from coal or ethanol, a new study find


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David Collet's insight:

I want to scoop this more because of other considerations than the actual topic.

 

Too often we race in a direction hoping to solve a problem when we have spent enough time investigating the problem.

 

Take electricity. I has many ways of being generated. There is no one solution that is suitable to all situations. 

 

In Canada on of the first water powered generators was installed a Niagara Falls and was a tremendous success. So much so that when it aged and needed to be seriously maintained, they opted to build a new one in a new place. No serious affect on the local geography. If fact the park that resulted was and is a serious tourist draw. Few people, if any, were displaced. Few trees cut down. At the time of construction and re-construction the distribution network had no other choice. High wires and land easements. Over the years it has paid for itself with little in the way of environmental impact. But if that were today, the story would be quite different.

 

Now, in China, the three gorges dam - almost the opposite. Now there are many alternatives to big generation facilities that result in much less environment disturbance, scale much more effectively for the target customers and lead to much less disturbance of local inhabitants.

 

In Germany, the local utility has committed to eliminating all coal fired generation and replace it with green energy - wind, solar, and yes, even water where it is suitable - in the span of about 10 years. Next will be the other fossil fuel, petroleum. 

 

Maybe moves like this are resulting in the melt down if fuel oil prices. 

 

My opinion.

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Duane Tilden's curator insight, December 19, 2014 2:55 PM

>" [...] The study, published Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that deaths from air pollution could be cut by 70% if electric cars use only renewable-source electricity. But if they use energy from "dirty" sources like coal, they could actually make matters worse and could increase the number of deaths by 80% or more.  

“These findings demonstrate the importance of clean electricity, such as from natural gas or renewables, in substantially reducing the negative health impacts of transportation,” said Chris Tessum, co-author on the study and a researcher in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering.

The University of Minnesota team estimated how concentrations of two important pollutants — particulate matter and ground-level ozone — change as a result of using various options for powering vehicles. Air pollution is the largest environmental health hazard in the U.S., in total killing more than 100,000 people per year. Air pollution increases rates of heart attack, stroke, and respiratory disease. [...]"<

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In Mexico's fields, children toil to harvest crops that make it to American tables

In Mexico's fields, children toil to harvest crops that make it to American tables | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
An estimated 100,000 workers in the country's agriculture industry are under 14. Alejandrina, 12, wanted to be a teacher. But she hasn't been to school for years while traveling with her family to pick crops.

Via SustainOurEarth
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A sad comment on the state of affairs throughout the world.

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Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, December 17, 2014 11:36 AM

It’s crazy to see how desperate some of these people are to get working and how much they do for such a little reward. These people are working longer and harder than probably all Americans and they are barely surviving. They work for survival. It’s hard for some of these people to stay healthy, especially in the harsh conditions and tight living spaces that these people have to deal with on an everyday basis. 

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Taming corporate power: the key political issue of our age

Taming corporate power: the key political issue of our age | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Taming corporate power: Big business and its lobbyists have taken control of our politics. But there is an alternative: here’s how we can take on the fat cats

Via Laurence Serfaty
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Everywhere in the world. But, Malaysia should not be left behind in the reform.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Evokes Interactive Storytelling

Dragon Age: Inquisition Evokes Interactive Storytelling | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

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This is a new technology that is just getting started. Huge start-up costs. But... it is an opportunity for a creative young person to be in position to carve a niche for themselves.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 24, 2014 12:38 PM


Chris Suellentrop:  "Dragon Age: Inquisition shows that sophisticated storytelling in video games has become commonplace even as it remains the most experimental and contentious aspect of the medium."

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Undamming Rivers: A Chance For New Clean Energy Source

Undamming Rivers: A Chance For New Clean Energy Source | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Many hydroelectric dams produce modest amounts of power yet do enormous damage to rivers and fish populations. Why not take down these aging structures, build solar farms in the drained reservoirs, and restore the natural ecology of the rivers?

Via Laurence Serfaty
David Collet's insight:

Another of my favourite topics is alternative energy sources. In a place like Canada, using Niagara Falls as the most famous example, generating electricity using water power had minimal impact and provide a great result. Similarly, in northern Quebec, the impact was not totally destructive, although it was disruptive for the people who lived off the land there.  The degree of disruption was in debate but, for city dwellers, cheap electricity (relatively) out weighed the questionable ethics. But now, with so many alternatives, I believe this type of electricity generation is both too disruptive and very inefficient.

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Harper's Newspeak | The Tyee

Harper's Newspeak | The Tyee | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
He loves naming laws with false slogans. (So do fascists.)
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'Newspeak' is not limited to the English language although the term originates with Orsen Wells' 1984. Newspeak is used in all languages to hide the truth.

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The Answer to Ending Youth Unemployment in Palestine - Huffington Post

The Answer to Ending Youth Unemployment in Palestine - Huffington Post | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
For many people, a job is the ultimate source of stability and pride. For me, it is the feeling of being part of my community and my nation as whole.
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The immediate future requires much more innovation in employment and career choice. Particularly for new entrants to the job market.
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Youth arrested after yelling, 'Muhammad is a pig' at Temple Mount - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Youth arrested after yelling, 'Muhammad is a pig' at Temple Mount - Jerusalem Post Israel News | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
In second such incident in recent days, police arrest youth after video appears to show him making provocative calls against Islam's prophet.
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While moderation is key, some insults cannot be borne. 

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shell-energy-scenarios2050.pdf


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I have only begun to read this long report. But I consider it important enough to forward it. I believe much of what Shell has to say is self serving but I believe we need to read it in order to get a fully rounded idea of what is happening.

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BC's LNG Strategy Is Not Climate Friendly | The Tyee

BC's LNG Strategy Is Not Climate Friendly | The Tyee | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Despite environment minister's claims, it won't displace coal in Asia.
David Collet's insight:

And I include this one because it specifically addresses a topic of interest to Malaysia.

 

Petronas is interested in developing a facility in Canada for LNG. 

 

Canadian governments seem to  be interested in moving this forward but the majority of the population seem to be opposed.

 

But... this is an article from a source that is biased on the side of the environment.

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The Smartest Kids in the World, and What They Can Teach Us | The Tyee

The Smartest Kids in the World, and What They Can Teach Us | The Tyee | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
A journalist's look at three different systems producing remarkable results.
David Collet's insight:

A good and informative read.

 

And, I agree. Raised in the Canadian system when there was still rigour in the system, I have to view the Malaysian system (public schools) as being woefully slack. Teachers don't teach, they read from the book. With no attempt to engage their students. Every student is expected to take extra tuition outside of school. This is manageable for the wealthy but a waste of time for those on a limited budget. The tuition centres are pretty much the same as the class room. Read from the book and let the students find their own way.

 

What purpose do the classrooms serve other than as a babysitter for children who's parents (both) are working.

 

A motivated child will learn on their own. A disinterested child needs to be motivate. And different children are motivated by different subjects and to different degrees. When I was at school all of the teachers spent significant time motivating their students to excel. 

 

And also, back then, there was almost no incidence of bullying. Kids had better things to do with their time.

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YouTube apocalypse: old media still struggle to understand web superstars such as Zoella

YouTube apocalypse: old media still struggle to understand web superstars such as Zoella | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

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Peter Robinson:  "Online celebrities will surge ahead in 2015 as the old media try to get a grasp of the pesky new names" ...

Jens Peter Madsen's curator insight, January 3, 5:25 AM

Interessant medieudvikling synes jeg - det vil jeg studere nærmere - og gerne diskutere

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A Call to Youth to Contribute Ideas on Financing the Post-2015 Agenda - World Bank Group (blog)

A Call to Youth to Contribute Ideas on Financing the Post-2015 Agenda - World Bank Group (blog) | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
The World Bank Group and the Wharton School of Business are co-sponsoring “Ideas for Action,” a competition to mobilize youth across the development community to invent, foster, and inspire innovative solutions to financing development post-2015.
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Time to put your great ideas to the test.

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Is It Bad Enough Yet?

Is It Bad Enough Yet? | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

Flourishing billionaires, racial divides. Finally, people seem fed up.

 

This in part explains why we’re seeing spontaneous protests nationwide, protests that, in their scale, racial diversity, anger and largely nonviolent nature, are unusual if not unique. I was in four cities recently — New York, Washington, Berkeley and Oakland — and there were actions every night in each of them. Meanwhile, workerswalked off the job in 190 cities on Dec. 4.

 

The root of the anger is inequality, about which statistics are mind-boggling: From 2009 to 2012 (that’s the most recent data), some 95 percent of new income has gone to the top 1 percent; the Walton family (owners of Walmart) have as much wealth as the bottom 42 percent of the country’s people combined; and “income mobility” now describes how the rich get richer while the poor ... actually get poorer.


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I hope so. Everywhere. Get angry. Get really angry. Then say a little prayer. And go out and do somehthing.

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Why Elon Musk's Batteries Scare the Hell Out of the Electric Company

Why Elon Musk's Batteries Scare the Hell Out of the Electric Company | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Climate: Now or Never

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I have written about batteries here before. But this is a new take. There is an entrepreneurial opportunity in this one. 

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The Cloud’s Bright Future

The Cloud’s Bright Future | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Cloud computing has been underestimated as a transformative force in business. And it's just getting started.

Via Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
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OK. So this is outside of my norm. But, I can see so much potential for disruption and individual expression that I hope many grasp the potential.

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