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Philip Joyce, Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland - FederalNewsRadio.com

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Congress needs to pass twelve annual spending bills -- which set agency funding levels -- before the end of the fiscal year on September 30th.
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Namibia's 'zebra' politics could make it stand out from the global herd - The Guardian

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Namibia's 'zebra' politics could make it stand out from the global herd
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Youth and women are not part of the political equation.
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FAO Assesses Adaptation by Malawian Farmers - IISD Reporting Services

FAO Assesses Adaptation by Malawian Farmers - IISD Reporting Services | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
FAO Assesses Adaptation by Malawian Farmers IISD Reporting Services fao.epic 2 July 2014: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a publication that assesses incentives and conditioning factors relating to adaptation...
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South Africa education gets e-learning digital makeover - BBC News

South Africa education gets e-learning digital makeover - BBC News | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

"We decided to design a set of e-learning books that matched our printed books and indeed matched the books we submitted to the education department ..."

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FAO food price index down for third month running: plenty of corn and wheat - MercoPress

FAO food price index down for third month running: plenty of corn and wheat - MercoPress | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
FAO food price index down for third month running: plenty of corn and wheat MercoPress The FAO Food Price Index was down for a third consecutive month in June, a decline mostly influenced by lower wheat, maize and palm oil prices that reflected...
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Microsoft and HEC Partner to Benefit 156 Universities in Pakistan

Microsoft and HEC Partner to Benefit 156 Universities in Pakistan | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The salient features of the partnership included free access to latest Microsoft software products, conducting trainings & workshops by trained and certified Microsoft trainers, creating opportunity to participate in global technology competitions...
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Search and Destroy: The Combat of South Sudan's Civil War

Search and Destroy: The Combat of South Sudan's Civil War | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
By Alex Beck. This week's article will examine the overall combat of the war in order to better emphasize of the current situation South Sudan is facing. Reports of large scale fighting have not been reported by the media ...
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Pakistan: unanimous call made for a South Asia human rights ...

Pakistan: unanimous call made for a South Asia human rights ... | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The Regional Initiative for a South Asia Human Rights Mechanism (Regional Initiative), a platform of human rights defenders from the region, conducted a two day national workshop on Building Consensus for a South Asia Human Rights Mechanism in...
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Refocusing energy policy on buildings to save over £12bn

Refocusing energy policy on buildings to save over £12bn | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Industry today set out ambitious recommendations to all political parties for how the UK economy could save billions by placing buildings at the heart of energy policy.
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The Ultimate Guide to a Perfect LinkedIn Profile

The Ultimate Guide to a Perfect LinkedIn Profile | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

...Before we jump into these recommendations, let me make one more point perfectly clear. These are not necessarily recommendations for the perfect LinkedIn profile if you're looking for a job. I am writing this from my own perspective, as someone who is using their LinkedIn profile to connect with influencers, partners or prospects. I already have a business and I am counting on LinkedIn to help me grow that businessand reach more of their nearly 200 million active monthly users.

 

All of the recommendations below are just that, recommendations. Take 'em or leave 'em however you'd like. Each can be implemented by going to LinkedIn, logging in, clicking on Profile in the top menu and then clicking on the greyEdit button. This will put your profile in edit mode, and you'll be able to change anything you need to. You may also want to take advantage of LinkedIn's suggestions and recommendations by clicking on the blue Complete My Profile button. LinkedIn will ask you a series of probing questions designed to get your profile even more complete....


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Howard Fox's curator insight, July 8, 2014 7:54 PM

A nice perspective about creating the perfect LinkedIn Profile.

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"Have you been trying to use LinkedIn to promote your business, only to be frustrated by the network's focus on resumes and jobs? Jayme Soulati shows how to optimize your LinkedIn profile for success."

Susan Fisher's curator insight, July 9, 2014 12:57 PM

I like LinkedIn. It is professional, friendly and collegial. This is a pretty comprehensive guide to managing your profile. 

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Employers want education system to better prepare young people for life outside school gates – CBI/Pearson survey

Employers want education system to better prepare young people for life outside school gates – CBI/Pearson survey | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Businesses want the education system to better prepare young people with the attitudes and attributes they need to succeed in the world of work, according to this year’s CBI/Pearson Education and Skil

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Measuring the broader impact of research: The potential of altmetrics


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articles accessible via xarciv.from L.Bornmann.

"Altmetrics is a term to describe web-based metrics for the impact of publications and other scholarly material by using data from social media platforms (e.g. Twitter or Mendeley). This overview of studies explores the potential of altmetrics for measuring societal impact. It deals with the definition and classification of altmetrics. Furthermore, their benefits and disadvantages for measuring impact are discussed."

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Existence of two potential Earth-like exoplanets disproven | GizMag.com

Existence of two potential Earth-like exoplanets disproven | GizMag.com | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Those packing their bags for a trip to the two potentially habitable exoplanets previously claimed to be orbiting the red dwarf star Gliese 581 had better rethink their travel plans. Astronomers at Pennsylvania State University say the planets, Gliese 581 d and Gliese 581 g, don't actually exist.

 

In 2007, Gliese 581 d was being touted as first exoplanet discovered to sit in the habitable – or "Goldilocks" – zone, where water could exist on the planet's surface in liquid form. This was followed in 2010 with the purported discovery of Gliese 581 g, which was thought to lay right in the middle of the habitable zone. I say "purported" because astronomers weren't able to confirm its existence.

 

Both of the planets were detected indirectly using the radial velocity method. This is where the gravitational pull of an orbiting exoplanet causes variations in the velocity of its parent star, which can be detected using Doppler spectroscopy.

 

Now a team at Penn State led by Paul Robertson claims that the signals previously thought to indicate the existence of Gliese 581 d and g weren't due to the gravitational pull of these exoplanets, but were in fact signals that resulted from magnetic activity of the star, similar to the sunspots our Sun experiences.

 

The team arrived at this conclusion after making two observations.

 

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Xi's Visit Brings No Breakthrough in China-South Korea Ties - World Politics Review

Xi's Visit Brings No Breakthrough in China-South Korea Ties - World Politics Review | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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Xi's Visit Brings No Breakthrough in China-South Korea Ties
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Richard Weitz is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and a World Politics Review senior editor.
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Global media turns focus on return of Sri Lankan asylum seekers - Sydney Morning Herald

Global media turns focus on return of Sri Lankan asylum seekers - Sydney Morning Herald | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Global media turns focus on return of Sri Lankan asylum seekers Sydney Morning Herald Written by the editorial board, which comprises 18 journalists, the opinion piece told its readers that Australia was failing to uphold its international...
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Bridging the Gap Engaging Children and Youth Participation in Vital Decision Making Process

Bridging the Gap Engaging Children and Youth Participation in Vital Decision Making Process | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Development budget, agenda, corruption eradication, welfare, and policy are not the most common issues discussed by teenagers.
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FAO/WHO elaborating new guidelines for identifying food-borne parasites - MercoPress

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FAO/WHO elaborating new guidelines for identifying food-borne parasites
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A “Top Ten” list identifying the food-borne parasites of greatest global concern has been released by FAO, and new guidelines are being developed to control them.
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Advancing TVET for youth employability and sustainable development: promising practices in TVET and entrepreneurship education in the Arab States | VOCEDplus: the international tertiary education r...

Advancing TVET for youth employability and sustainable development: promising practices in TVET and entrepreneurship education in the Arab States | VOCEDplus: the international tertiary education r... | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Advancing TVET for youth employability and sustainable development: promising practices in TVET and entreprene... http://t.co/9JHLnC2dmi
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African Youth Development and Politics

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By Bernard Wainaina CEO,Profarms Consultants® In a continent where the youth are the majority and mass unemployment defines who we are,where crime statistics are the benchmark of being young, where...
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Human Rights and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and ...

Human Rights and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and ... | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
In 2013 and early 2014, the Secretariat provided training and mentoring for these regional focal points on human rights, gender equality, Community System Strengthening (CSS), and key populations concerns.25 These focal ...
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More Africans in extreme poverty than in 1990: UN - Zee News

More Africans in extreme poverty than in 1990: UN - Zee News | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Channel News Asia More Africans in extreme poverty than in 1990: UN Zee News But it found that sub-Saharan Africa is lagging behind the rest of the world in its progress, with population growth, conflicts and a decrease in international aid making...
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Cross-Border Conversion of a Company in the European Union - The National Law Review

Cross-Border Conversion of a Company in the European Union - The National Law Review | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Cross-Border Conversion of a Company in the European Union The National Law Review Traditionally, a cross-border “migration” of a company from one European Union (EU) Member State to another EU Member State, while technically possible, has been...
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4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders

4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

At the outset, the author believes we need to get rid of the terms teach and teacher from our lexicon and start talking about the ‘learning leader’. It immediately changes the focus from teacher-centred to learner-centred approaches. 


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Great way to look at learning.

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Controversies in Science and Technology: From Sustainability to Surveillance | Oxford University Press

Controversies in Science and Technology: From Sustainability to Surveillance | Oxford University Press | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
When it comes to any current scientific debate, there are more than two sides to every story. Controversies in Science and Technology, Volume 4 analyzes controversial topics in science and technology-infrastructure, ecosystem management, food security, and plastics and health-from multiple points of view. The editors have compiled thought-provoking essays from a variety of experts from academia and beyond, creating a volume that addresses many of the issues surrounding these scientific debates. Part I of the volume discusses infrastructure, and the real meaning behind the term in today's society. Essays address the central issues that motivate current discussion about infrastructure, including writing on the vulnerability to disasters. Part II, titled "Food Policy," will focus on the challenges of feeding an ever-growing world and the costs of not doing so. Part III features essays on chemicals and environmental health, and works to define "safety" as it relates to today's scientific community. The book's final section examines ecosystem management. In the end, Kleinman, Cloud-Hansen, and Handelsman provide a multifaceted volume that will be appropriate for anyone hoping to understand arguments surrounding several of today's most important scientific controversies

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Chapters:From Sustainability to Surveillance.Infraestructure Development Resilience Privacy and Well Being.Food Policy Balancing Productivity Conservation and Social Justice.Chemicals and Environmental Health Defining Safety.Ecosystem Management Protecting Nature and Livelihoods.
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The missing guide to a Google a Hangouts

The missing guide to a Google a Hangouts | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, July 6, 2014 2:58 PM
For anyone who uses Google Hangouts this has been written by those using it regularly