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Top 10 most famous Chinese paintings - China.org.cn

Top 10 most famous Chinese paintings - China.org.cn | North an South America | Scoop.it
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We chose this article for the INTELLECTUAL section because it refers to the most famous chinese pieces of art and gives background to their meanings.

EQ: How does chinese art differ from other pieces of art around the world?

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IRAN Iran's Shia Islam open to dialogue with modernity and other religions - Asia News

IRAN Iran's Shia Islam open to dialogue with modernity and other religions - Asia News | North an South America | Scoop.it
In the holy city of Qom, the shrine dedicated to the sister of the eighth imam is within distance of least 50 theological schools, teeming with tens of thousands of students, seminarians and lay people, and not all Iranian. All schools have well-equipped libraries where works in science, history, philosophy, psychology, and other religions are studied and translated. One example is the University of Religions and Denominations. Here is the second part of the report on Iran.
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We choose this article because it followers a traveler that experiences the different cultures and traditions of Islam. This observer travels to mosques and temples observing the action of different people of any age and recalls history from the past.

EQ; if a student were to travel to the US how would they describe the cultural traditions and differences?

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Vietnam Learns Yet Again It's Not Easy Being China's Neighbor

Vietnam Learns Yet Again It's Not Easy Being China's Neighbor | North an South America | Scoop.it
The new conflict with China could hurt a nascent recovery in the Vietnamese economy
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We choose this article to represent our economic section because it shows a dispute between China and Vietnam, and how the border dispute is still going. China has recently claimed land that the Vietnamese claim is theirs, the land is an ideal area for an oceanic oil rig, but recent reports show that attacks on the Vietnamese ships with water cannons can develop into  lethal weapons recently harming six sailors and can turn deadly.

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Social Media Statistics and Trends for South America | Social Media Podcast for Social Business by Shane Gibson Speaker and Author

Social Media Statistics and Trends for South America | Social Media Podcast for Social Business by Shane Gibson Speaker and Author | North an South America | Scoop.it
I'm writing this blog entry here in my hotel in Bogota Colombia. I'm here speaking on social media marketing for an international congress on sales and marketing. I thought I would share some of the results from the research I had done on social media in South America: South America and Mobile Social Networks: South America ( and other regions like Africa and South East Asia )has the potential in my opinion to leap frog North America's lead in the social media space with mobile internet applications.  As more and cheaper smart phones hit the market here it will quickly ramp up the number of active users on social networks.  North Americans have adopted social media primarily through the web browser on their computer, it wasn't really until recent introductions of the iPhone, and smarter Nokia's and Blackberry's that we really began to network and create social media in a mobile fashion. North Americas still working on un-tethering tehmselves from phone and cable lines.  South Am
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We chose this article because it demonstrated the  growth of social interactions between countries, and people within the internet. This article talks about the growing opportunities that South America has to,"upgrade their software," and move to digital networking, phones and computers. On seeing that South America has little interaction  with computers or the internet compare that with what experience the US has with these things and what our society would look like without it?

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We chose this article for social because it talks about the social media and trends.

 

Chloe and Devynne's curator insight, March 11, 2014 1:18 PM

This article is about South America's social features. It is about South America's social media statistics and trends for South America

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10 Breathtaking South American Museums

10 Breathtaking South American Museums | North an South America | Scoop.it
We’ve seen some absolutely stunning museums in Europe and North America. Now it’s time to head south.
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We chose this article because it showed that natural beauty that comes in South America's art and architecture. This article is simply a representation of some of the best art museums in South America, and also shows the effort in preserving the works within beautiful buildings that could also be part of the art museum. What influences do you think came from South American art to the US, in their art and even their architecture?

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A lull in the fighting

A lull in the fighting | North an South America | Scoop.it
IN JANUARY Argentina looked like it was in real trouble. Its official exchange rate was severely overvalued; its international reserves were dwindling. The...
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We chose this article for the ECONOMY section because it refers to the money strains on their economy, as of January 2014. The exchange rates has strengthened, but keeping it steady is a major concern. What might the country do to keep a strong, steady exchange rate?

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North Dakota's Salty Fracked Wells Drink More Water to Keep Oil Flowing

North Dakota's Salty Fracked Wells Drink More Water to Keep Oil Flowing | North an South America | Scoop.it
North Dakota's shale oil wells may consume more water for long-term salt removal and maintenance than they required for their initial fracking, state officials say.
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ARE & GEOGRAPHY- We chose this article because it refers to the problem of precious water being over used. This article states that the oil wells of North Dakota are using more water for salt removal than they are for the initial fracking. How can this effect North Dakota's water amounts after several years?

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Canada’s prison population at all-time high

Canada’s prison population at all-time high | North an South America | Scoop.it
Canada's prison population has reached an all-time high, and the number of visible-minority inmates has gone up 75 per cent in two decades, according to figures that will be part of the annual report from Canada's prison ombudsman to be released...
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SOCIAL- We chose this article for the social section because the amount of people they have in their prisons reflects on their society and social interactions. Canada"s society is typically peaceful. How might these all time prison population highs affect Canada's economy in regard to tourism?

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Mexico Economic Bounce Aids Leader's Overhaul Effort

Mexico Economic Bounce Aids Leader's Overhaul Effort | North an South America | Scoop.it
The struggling Mexican economy bounced back in the third quarter after a decline in the previous three months, taking some pressure off President Enrique Peña Nieto as he tries to improve the country's competitiveness through ambitious overhauls.
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We picked this article because it adds insight to Mexicos weak economic structure, and its slow rise to recovery.EQ:Estimate the amount of time it will take in order for Mexico's economy to rise back to a stronger, more stuctured economy, then describe how they will make their economy stronger?

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Air Pollution Now Top Environmental Health Risk

Air Pollution Now Top Environmental Health Risk | North an South America | Scoop.it
New analysis from the World Health Organization (WHO) links exposure to air pollution to roughly 7 million deaths annually. The report confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest environmental health risk. It estimates 4.3 million people died in 2012—mainly due to cooking inside with coal or wood stoves. Another 3.7 million died from outdoor pollution, including…
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Netanyahu pushes to define Israel as nation state of Jewish people only

Netanyahu pushes to define Israel as nation state of Jewish people only | North an South America | Scoop.it
PM proposes rare change to basic law in response to 'constant and increasing assault' on aspects of Israel's legitimacy
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We chose this article for the social section because it refers to the race conflicts happening in Israel. It says that the state should provide equal rights, but only to Jewish people. 

EQ: If Israel offered a nation of equal rights to Jewish people only, is it really equal? Why or why not?

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Musharraf emergency act declared 'illegal'

Musharraf emergency act declared 'illegal' | North an South America | Scoop.it
Report by Pakistan government says former president acted illegally by declaring state of emergency in 2007.
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We choose this article for political because it provides a view of presidential issues in Pakistan. The president of Pakistan has recently called a state of emergency and now the government is reacting on the issue charging him with treason and possibly the death penalty.

EQ; the president could possibly be charged with treason and sentenced to death, if this issue were to happen in the US how would the government carry out the issue? Would they give him the same charges or different?

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LATIN TRADEMARK - Intellectual Property Protection

LATIN TRADEMARK - Intellectual Property Protection | North an South America | Scoop.it
Protect your intellectual property against infringement and non-authorized use. We offer active trademark, patent, copyright and intellectual property monitoring in Panama, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Site owned by Morgan & Morgan, a world-known international law firm from Panama with offices in the Caribbean, North America, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia.
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We chose this article to give the reader an insight to the evolving problem within South America on the non-authorized use of trademarked or copyrighted material. In addition  it has been centered on Panama that has been using the un-authorized material ranking it as a higher level area of fraud. How do you think these problems tie to the US? How do you think the problem will be solved?

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COMMENTARY: 35 years after Jonestown - Religion News Service

COMMENTARY: 35 years after Jonestown - Religion News Service | North an South America | Scoop.it
(RNS) Even as the Peoples Temple massacre 35 years ago fades into history, Jonestown is a bitter reminder of what happens when people surrender their emotional and moral independence and become spiritual slaves to evil leaders who guarantee salvation, eternal life and utopia either here on earth or in the great beyond.
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We chose this article for the RELIGION section because it refers to the Temple Massacre that happened 35 years ago in Jonestown, Guyana. After promising a perfect society to the people of his "People's temple" in San Franscisco, he moved his temple members to Guyana, where he became a tyrranical leader, creating mass murders. How might this event that hapened 35 years ago affect someone of today in Guyana?

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Thousands join Venezuela protest

Thousands join Venezuela protest | North an South America | Scoop.it
Thousands of Venezuelan students and opposition supporters take part in an anti-government rally in the capital, Caracas, on Women's Day.
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We chose this article for the Political Section because it talks about the recent anti-government rally in Caracas, Venzuela. The articles talks about the things being protested, such as shortage of common household groceries, and what the government is doing in response. How might the Venezuelan Governtment attempt to solve this issue, without violence?

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We're Getting Really Close to Making a Superpower Reality

We're Getting Really Close to Making a Superpower Reality | North an South America | Scoop.it
Ever want to be invisible? It could happen soon in America, unless Canada beats us to it.
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INTELLECTUAL ARTS- We chose this article for intellectual arts because the invention of the invisiblility cloak. Both America and Canada are coming close to officially creating this revolutionary invention. How might the invention of the invsibility cloak benefit worldwide military forces?

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Canada’s Changing Religious Landscape

Canada’s Changing Religious Landscape | North an South America | Scoop.it
As Canadians prepare to celebrate Canada Day on July 1, a new Pew Research Center analysis of Canadian census and survey data finds that more Canadians belong to minority faiths than ever before.
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We picked this article because it explains the diversity in religion in Canada, and its undecided main religion.EQ;Why do think Canada dosen't have a main or majority religion?

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Rob Ford a necessary distraction from Canada's other political scandals

Rob Ford a necessary distraction from Canada's other political scandals | North an South America | Scoop.it
Diane Francis: Besides attention, Ford has provided another benefit to Canadians. He’s a needed distraction from some serious Canada’s political dysfunction that the world thus far has ignored
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We picked this article, because it provides an insight for what is going on in political aspects for Canada.EQ:In what ways do you think these scandals will effect Canada's goverment?

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