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Umno Youth to help Malaysian siblings placed in Muslim home in Sweden - Nation | The Star Online

Umno Youth to help Malaysian siblings placed in Muslim home in Sweden - Nation | The Star Online | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
PETALING JAYA: Umno Youth wants to work with the Swedish authorities to consider a request to place the children of a Malaysian couple detained in Stockholm with a Muslim foster home.
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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.
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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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David Collet's insight:

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
David Collet's insight:

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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Global Youth Population Swells to Record 1.8 Billion - TIME

Global Youth Population Swells to Record 1.8 Billion - TIME | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
The challenges are most acute for less developed countries, where 89% of the world's young people reside.
David Collet's insight:

Like the 'Baby Boomers' except this is world wide. A time for hope and a time for fear.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, November 21, 2014 2:36 PM

From what I've seen, seeing young people as a group and coming up with mass decisions for the whole group doesn't seem to work all that well.  The real answer is in somehow seeing each of these youth as individuals and facilitate individual providing for. -Lon

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Infographic: What the universe would look like if the moon was the size of one pixel

Infographic: What the universe would look like if the moon was the size of one pixel | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Josh Worth created an infographic titled 'If the Moon Were 1 Pixel' so he could show his five-year-old daughter the vastness of space.
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This one is just fun. To teach the kids.

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Raiders of the virtual Ark: DarkHotel hackers, your neighbourhood-friendly government cyber-spies, and everyone else in-between

Raiders of the virtual Ark: DarkHotel hackers, your neighbourhood-friendly government cyber-spies, and everyone else in-between | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Kaspersky Lab recently uncovered a hacking operation known as Darkhotel aimed at CEOs, senior VPs, directors and top R&D staff.
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And security. Boring. Boring. Boring. But... you never know who is watching. And who watches the watchers?

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Obama endorses Net Neutrality, asks FCC to turn the Internet into a public utility

Obama endorses Net Neutrality, asks FCC to turn the Internet into a public utility | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Today U.S. President Barack Obama announced his support for Net Neutrality and asked the FCC to "reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act." In a press stat...

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David Collet's insight:

Net Neutrality. What is it? Why is it important?

 

It is important because you want to be able to freely surf to any content on the web.

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The young and the disconnected: America's youth unemployment problem - Washington Post

The young and the disconnected: America's youth unemployment problem - Washington Post | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
The economy is getting better. So why have so many young Americans been left out of the recovery?
David Collet's insight:

At first it may seem to be distant from Malaysia. But the problems are the same.

 

Think about the 'mat rempit'. They are pretty much a thing of the past but their actions were a form or protest without focus. Unfortunately for many, this can leave them with a bad reputation and make employment more difficult.

 

I know of groups of youth (remember this is very young up to 30+) who did not fare well in the educational system. It is my opinion that the system failed them. But.. mine is not necessarily and educated opinion. And everyone has an opinion.

 

But, regardless of where things went wrong, these people are part of the wealth of the country. They have potential. It just hasn't been found yet therefore it cannot be 'exploited'. And I mean that in a good sense.

 

If this is not done, it will breed discontent and lead to worse problems in the future. Their children will become part of a symptom of perpetual protest.

 

This article discusses this with some suggestions for remedy. But I think more minds need to be brought to bear on this subject.

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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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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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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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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.

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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

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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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Games Theory: 6 Views of a Mockingjay

Games Theory: 6 Views of a Mockingjay | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Just how socially relevant is The Hunger Games? Let us count the ways.
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Youth activism can be more positive than this. But perhaps the time has come when it can no longer wait for the patience and wisdom of age to act.

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Traditional phones are dying a thousand deaths and Vadacom is helping to bury them further with its technology

Traditional phones are dying a thousand deaths and Vadacom is helping to bury them further with its technology | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Vadacom's Buddy technology enables company to handle calls using voice over internet, deployed for seamless merger with the mobile phone.
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Back to the basics. This has been happening for a couple of years. now. Who will be the wise entrepreneur to adapt this to the Malaysian market?

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Gabrielle Madé: "YouTube is not a one-hit business"

Gabrielle Madé: "YouTube is not a one-hit business" | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

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David Collet's insight:

Once again, about creating new career paths and opportunities.

 

This is something that I have noticed several years ago. Most of the new stuff is coming by way of the new media. Newspapers and Magazines are still around but not nearly as relevant.

 

The main message I get from this article is that while the medium may have changed, the message remains the same. Convince your audience of your sincerity in a niche, and you will draw the audience. Draw the audience and you will (eventually) get financial reward.

 

And as an aside, I believe it to be much more difficult to convince a diverse audience of your sincerity if it is not genuine. Because this becomes a universe of niche's, most people devoted to a particular niche can recognize a fake pretty quickly.

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mipblog:  "How to be the signal in the noise? Canadian Media Fund's media trends analyst explains all the tricks!"

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The Desert Island: the future is the curated Web for Steve Rosenbaum in Curate This!

The Desert Island: the future is the curated Web for Steve Rosenbaum in Curate This! | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Three and half years ago, my friend Steve Rosenbaum came out with a book that had a huge impact: Curation Nation. He described perhaps better than anyone else how much content curation was needed and how important a trend it will be.
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I have two main goals in this effort. One: to encourage Malaysian youth to embrace the new technologies and the disruption they are causing to create new and financially successful careers for themselves. And two: to alert Malaysia youth the the global issues that I believe will have an impact on their lives.

 

I started working in the technology field before it was considered a viable career path (that many years ago). I carved a niche for myself and managed to survive and thrive. Throughout that whole time, I was aware of the social environment around and was always concerned for my fellow travellers on the journey of life.

 

Now, technology is once again causing great disruption in normal business places. And Curation is one of the new facets of business life that has opportunity both for success and failure. As always, it will depend to a large degree to the flexibility of the person adapting the new tools.

 

This article is like a Curation 201.

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