Possibilities Conflict and Prejudice Assignment by_Eliza Koh
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Down syndrome is not the issue, prejudice is. | Treyton's Posse

Down syndrome is not the issue, prejudice is. | Treyton's Posse | Possibilities Conflict and Prejudice Assignment by_Eliza Koh | Scoop.it
The real issue is the prejudice in this world that will be forced upon him, that is what I would do with my wish. I would rid the world of the prejudice that says people with Down syndrome are something less.

Via Tricia Chan
Eliza Koh JL's insight:

Prejudice can be seen in many different ways. Prejudice can also be seen from people that have Down syndrome. In this story, I can see that his father really love his son and make great sacrifices in making sure that his son developed well in his mother's womb even knowing that his son have Down syndrome. People with Down syndrome are also ordinary people just that they are unique in a way of their own specialties. So I think that we should try to understand them better, respect them, talk to them and make friends with them. This story really inspire me a lot, as his father has positive thought about his son and is confident that his son is able to persevere through the obstacles during his childhood, teenage life and future. I also think that with Down syndrome, his son will push his limit in fulfilling his dreams and success. As I strongly believe that most people with Down syndrome is intelligent too as they will have a mindset that they have to work harder than other people. So this  instigate me. However, I wonder if there are people who have Down syndrome can learn things faster than us?

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Hui Yu Leong's comment, July 2, 2013 6:09 AM
From this article, I can see that in modern society, disabled people are often looked down upon, many people look down on the disabled and make them the outcasts of the society, just because they think differently from us and have a different mental capability. Because they are different from us, we treat them like freaks,modern society is very shallow, and what person strays from the'normal path' will immediatly be bullied or left aside. The author in this artical has a child born with down syndrome and is worried that his child will be bullied when he grows up, in this article, we can see why we do not have the right to judge others as we do not face the same difficulties and challenges others face.
Hui Yu Leong's comment, July 2, 2013 6:10 AM
Instead of being mean and judgemental, we should learn to embrace everyone as the world needs diversity and compassion.
Seamus Ong's curator insight, July 4, 2013 9:59 AM

This is my insight using the see-think-wonder routine. From this article we can see how people always have preconceived ideas on down syndrome and thus are prejudice towards people with down syndrome, saying less capable, less intelligent, less human. As we read we learn that some examples of prejudice in the world today are slavery, segregation, denying women the right to vote, etc. This article makes me think that in this world, as long as you are considered 'better off' acording to the standards of the world you would always tend to be prejudice towards those who are considered 'less' than you are as the author herself sees her child, who has down syndrome, in a different light due to the mutual understanding which is formed as a result of the parent-child affinity they share which others do not experience and thus cannot relate to the child. This article makes me wonder if it is even possible to rid the world of prejudice.

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How Singapore creates its economic miracles | Globe and Mail

How Singapore creates its economic miracles | Globe and Mail | Possibilities Conflict and Prejudice Assignment by_Eliza Koh | Scoop.it

 

When Gregory Wade left Research In Motion’s Asia Pacific headquarters here last fall, the logical thing to do might have been to pack up his family and head home to his native shore of British Columbia.

 

Instead, the eight-year expat joined an equity firm and continued preaching the economic miracle of Singapore, coaching Canadian firms looking to set up shop in the region as a vice-president for The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.

 

“You will sense a vibe of growth, of energy, a sense of entrepreneurship and the desire and interest to create new and innovative products and services,” said Mr. Wade, who is now managing director of mobility at InflexionPoint Acquisition Corp. “I didn’t get that same vibe in Canada, regardless of locale.”

 

For a city-state with no resources, limited land and a small population, creating the explosive growth and development of the past half-century has meant running it like a corporation – using highly trained, highly paid leaders, inviting the world’s best and brightest to its work force with an open-door policy, and with a near-zero tolerance for dissent among the masses.

 

The result is a planned, modern economy with efficient public services, an educated population and a per-capita share of gross domestic product of more than $60,000 (U.S.), the highest in Southeast Asia. Singapore ranks No. 2 on the World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness rankings.

 

Today, as Singapore nears the 50th anniversary of its independence, the original economic miracle is slowing. Hit hard by the Asian financial crisis, the dot-com bust, the outbreak of SARS in 2003 and then global recession in 2008, the city-state is at an economic turning point.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc, Annisa Ilham, Tan Ying Shan
Eliza Koh JL's insight:

I can see that there some improvements in the Singapore economy however the steps of improvements are small and slow. The reasons are due to many different crisis from other affecting countries especially in Europe which might affect Singapore economy too as Singapore is too small that we have to depend on other countries economy growth. However, some countries may sometimes face recession which might affect Singapore's growth economy. So, I think that Singapore economy stability is very susceptible as our economy is all exports. So, Singapore’s growth economy has many limitations. I wonder if Singapore economy could be independent in the future without depending on other countries economy growth.

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:13 AM

I see that the economy of Singapore has hetting better but recently, the progress hadbecome slower because of many things that happened which hit hard on our economy.Many countries were affected, including Singapore as our economy relies mainly on exports. Despite this, many big organisations and businesses are willing to set up companies and develop in Singapore. I think that there is still alot that Singapore can do and offer despite the challenges it is facing and the limitations it has.Eventhough things may have been slowing down, Singapore still receives offers. The reason Singapore is slowing down is because since Singapore is such a small country, the amount of natural resources we have here is very limited. Despite the limited and small space, Singapore is not affected as there are still people who wants to work and start businesses here. This shows that Singapore has done a great job making itself known to the world, and has already found a space for itself.

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:44 AM

After reading this article, I found out that Singapore's econmy has boomed since its independence. However this is only due as Singapore has traded with other countries in order to survive. On one end, this sounds great as Singapore is thriving due to this but, on the other end, this is also worrying as this clearly shows that Singapore is dependent on other countries in order to survive. This clearly shows us that Singapore is extremely vulnerable. However after ssingapore survived the SARS, H5N1 and the H1N1 period, I believe that the future of this nation is bright.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 11:13 AM

As we all know , Singapore is a young nation which has been rediscovered and rebuilt a few years ago. Singapore may be small and that it doesn't have any nature resources but it's position in the world is what makes it stands out. It started of as a port and has slowly been created to how it is now , a successful country , the country which practices meritocracy which is known worldwide. All of these wouldn't have happened if our forefather's didn't protect and built our country well. This is their results of their hard work. However , as it is , Singapore is a very tiny red dot on the globe and is extremely vulnerable to everything that's happening in the world. However , no matter how many crisis we faced we're still standing as strong as ever because we didn't give up , we singaporeans all have a sense of belonging and we all fought and stood with singapore when it was weak. Nowadays , competition is really getting more and more intense as the days , the hours , the minutes and the seconds past. Its like between everyone and everything , there's a competition going on , no matter big or small , all of us are under intense pressure , trying our very best to be the victor. This is why , i hope that this article which is published would make an impact to all its reader's out there , slapping them in their face that they would definitely have to step up and work together to maintain how everything is now. Once they stop and start turning lazy , everything will just go down and i really don't want to think how it will be then. Thus i hope that since singapore has survived so many major crisis , we would forever be like this , the bright and successful nation which everyone looks up to.

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Mind-controlled devices reveal future possibilities

Mind-controlled devices reveal future possibilities | Possibilities Conflict and Prejudice Assignment by_Eliza Koh | Scoop.it

Bin He, Ph.D., leads a team of scientists and engineers who are working on a device that allows human subjects to control the flight of small, remote-controlled helicopters using only their minds. The researchers believe this technology has the potential to restore mobility and independence to individuals suffering from neuromuscular disorders and paralysis, and could enhance the natural motor functions of pilots, surgeons and ordinary citizens. 


Via Szabolcs Kósa, Tan Ying Shan
Eliza Koh JL's insight:

In my own view, there are many possibilities that can happen very quickly as there are actually people who are trying to explore things and thinking of ways to improve life as years are approaching. As technology is getting more advanced, people can create and invent things quicker. This makes things more possible.  Many of these things are created from the thoughts and minds of the people. Just like Bin He, Ph.D and his group of scientists, where I can see that they had came up and invented a device where people can just use their own mind to control this device without moving their hands and legs. I do think that this give opportunities for more of the disabled to do the things they wanted and give them the hope to survive and interact with the environment. I wonder if this device can be further improved like an example of mine would be if the device can allow the person to move their hands and legs.

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leung tak poon's comment, June 28, 2013 6:25 AM
I could refer form the article above that there are various types of way to improve our daily life using the capabilities of technology. It mention about this group of scientists and engineers working on a experiment that allows humans to control certain type of device by just using their minds without the movement of their physical body. By the end of this article , I hope that this invention could be used in the future to help those who are physically incapable to do something that they always wanted to.
Shameerza's curator insight, June 28, 2013 6:32 AM

From this article, i can see that Bin He, Ph.D, leads a team of scientists and engineers who are working on a device that allows human to control it by mind. I think that this invention is really fascinating and useful. By planting electrodes in the brain, by a single thought, it allows the beholder to control and move things. I wonder if this is powerful enough to lift heavy objects. In conclusion, this great invention, may lead into a greater and improved human technology in which will give us the power to levitate, move and control objects with only the power of a thought without using strength. 

Tan Wenjia Polar Beary's curator insight, June 29, 2013 5:42 AM

Using see think wonder. The articles talkes about how Bin He ph D, and his teams of scientisits and engineers work on the device that allows human subjects to control the flight of small, remote-controlled helicopters using only their mind. This shows that we can turn our imaginations into possibilities. I feel that this article can influence younger generation to turn their imaginations into reality.

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Father and Son Business Owners Share Their Secrets to Success

Father and Son Business Owners Share Their Secrets to Success | Possibilities Conflict and Prejudice Assignment by_Eliza Koh | Scoop.it
In time for Father's Day, successful father and son business owners share how they balance their personal and professional relationships.

Via David Simpson, Tan Ying Shan
Eliza Koh JL's insight:

Now a days, I can see that some of the fathers who had their own business will acknowledge their own son to take the lead in his business. As he would always trust his son the best to uphold his business even when he is retired and would always wanted to give his son the best. At times, there are always some disagreements or conflicts between both of them related to the business issue when they are working together. In this story, the father and the son had tried to cope with these challenges especially their relationship between home and business. So I think that Jeff and Rick is one of a good example of a father and son business and that the son will be successful in his father's business without the assistance of his father in the future. As he portray good leadership qualities and good mental outlook. So, from all his skills, I do feel that we should learn from him. I wonder if what will it be like if the fathers do not have a son but a daughter, letting her daughter instead to run his business?

 

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Chia Yi Xuan's curator insight, June 29, 2013 11:27 AM

After reading this article, my thoughts are that there are many ways to be successful in doing something. The father in this article trusts his son and gave him the role of CEO in the company, this led to their success in their business. I also think that attitude plays an important role in their success, the son said "I want to be in my position because I'm the right person." this shows that he got the determination and drive towards success and therefore he is working very hard towards his goal.I learnt that success is possible with hard work and the right attitude. 

Hui Li's comment, June 30, 2013 1:23 AM
After reading this article I feel that having the right attitude to do something is very important it helps to strive towards the goal you want and not give up easily. The father entrusted his company to his son because his son showed his father that he can do it through his determination and work attitude. I believe that everyone should have this mindset to achieve something. I wonder if SIngaporean students will have this mindset and not give up easily?
Hui Li's curator insight, June 30, 2013 1:24 AM

After reading this article I feel that having the right attitude to do something is very important it helps to strive towards the goal you want and not give up easily. The father entrusted his company to his son because his son showed his father that he can do it through his determination and work attitude. I believe that everyone should have this mindset to achieve something. I wonder if SIngaporean students will have this mindset and not give up easily?           

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Miliband calls for improved integration of immigrants to reduce pressures of a multi-ethnic society

Miliband calls for improved integration of immigrants to reduce pressures of a multi-ethnic society | Possibilities Conflict and Prejudice Assignment by_Eliza Koh | Scoop.it

The Labour leader Ed Miliband today called for an overhaul of housing and employment policy – and a concerted drive to teach English to recent immigrants – in an effort to improve integration and reduce the strains of a multi-ethnic society.

He admitted that the last Government made serious mistakes over immigration, underestimating the capacity of some communities to adapt to new arrivals. He also conceded that it had blundered by adopting an open-doors policy for new arrivals from the East European countries that joined the EU in 2004.

Under his proposals, Labour would expect migrants to learn English, tackle landlords who cram newcomers into overcrowded houses and ban recruitment agencies from seeking workers only from particular countries or ethnic groups...


Via @AngloCatalans, Annisa Ilham, Tan Ying Shan
Eliza Koh JL's insight:

From this article, I can see that Ed Miliband is trying to encourage immigrants to speak English once they had migrated to Great Britain and endorse a multi- ethnic society. As, in his opinion, most citizens in Britain know how to speak English and they are taught how to speak and learn English since they are young. So, in Great Britain, English is their official language and not many citizens in Britain would know how to speak foreign languages. So, thus I feel that communication between the immigrants and the citizens might not be that effective if the immigrants do not know how to speak English. So, immigrants should learn how to speak English and everybody in Britain should be treated fairly and equally. However, I think that he might also convince some of the citizens in Great Britain to learn some foreign languages too. As this allow easy communication between both the citizens and the immigrants. Thus, both of them will have better relationships and this will bring them in harmony. This also allows them to understand each other culture better when they are being brought together. Thus, I feel that he has absolute great powers to make world connections into Great Britain. I wonder if how many immigrants are willing to speak English than their foreign languages?

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:02 AM

Ed Miliband feels that everyone in Great Britiasn should know how to speak English and it is important for everyone to know the language. He wants a multi-ethnic society in Great Britian. With everyone being able to speak a common language ideas and opinions could be easily brought up towards creating this multi-ethnic society. It is important for the people to communicate and agree on it. As different opinions may cause conflict in the community

Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:06 AM

Ed Miliband feels that everyone in Great Britiasn should know how to speak English and it is important for everyone to know the language. He wants a multi-ethnic society in Great Britian. With everyone being able to speak a common language ideas and opinions could be easily brought up towards creating this multi-ethnic society. It is important for the people to communicate and agree on it. As different opinions may cause conflict in the community

Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:16 AM

Ed Miliband feels that everyone in Great Britiasn should know how to speak English and it is important for everyone to know the language. He wants a multi-ethnic society in Great Britian. With everyone being able to speak a common language ideas and opinions could be easily brought up towards creating this multi-ethnic society. It is important for the people to communicate and agree on it. As different opinions may cause conflict in the community