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Footballer: 'Racism common in Finland' - YLE News

Footballer: 'Racism common in Finland' - YLE News | Poverty Assignment by_Justin Ng | Scoop.it
Footballer: 'Racism common in Finland'
YLE News
Two black footballers at the south-western town club Ekenäs Idrottsförening say that racism on the field is a common occurrence.

Via Joey Yeo
Justin Ng Jie Ern's insight:

Football is supposed to be a sport that brings people of different walks of life together, and form strong bonds with each other. However even in football matches, racism still takes place. In Finland, black footbllers will be insulted by the supporters, asking them to go back to their own country. Those footballers say that they are used to it and it doesnt bother them. But no matter how hard they try to hide it, the feeling of being insulted will still burn in their hearts. THerefore, we should try to respect them more as a hman. It does not matter what skin colour they are or what religion you are from, they are all still humans.

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Joey Yeo's curator insight, July 13, 2014 3:20 AM

It is sad to know that even at football matches, racism do take place. Football matches are suppose to bring people together and foster stronger bonds between them. However, in Finland, there are still spectators who hurled racial insults to black footballers. Those footballers said that they are used to it, but they should not just turn a blind eye. Even though they might have been insulted numerous times, but they should still speak up for themselves and put a stop to it. If nothing is done, abuses like this will repeatedly occur. Hence, footballers deserve respect from us, regardless of their colour.

Justin Ng Jie Ern's curator insight, July 14, 2014 9:55 AM

Football is supposed to be a sport that brings people of different walks of life together, and form strong bonds with each other. However even in football matches, racism still takes place. In Finland, black footbllers will be insulted by the supporters, asking them to go back to their own country. Those footballers say that they are used to it and it doesnt bother them. But no matter how hard they try to hide it, the feeling of being insulted will still burn in their hearts. THerefore, we should try to respect them more as a hman. It does not matter what skin colour they are or what religion you are from, they are all still humans.

Melissa Chua's curator insight, July 10, 5:16 AM

Football is a game that i love and play a lot. It is upsetting to know that racism can still take place, even at somewhere where people come together and support their favorite teams. Football is a game where every man is equal on the field. It honestly does not matter where you are from, who you are, or your skin color. This game is fair and square, and no one should ever look down on someone else  and think they aren't good just because they are of a different skin color, or nationality. As mentioned by Solomon, " This is just football, there shouldn't be any form of racism,". 

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South Asia doing worst on UN development goals

South Asia doing worst on UN development goals | Poverty Assignment by_Justin Ng | Scoop.it
South Asian nations are making the least progress in the Asia-Pacific region on meeting MDGs, an Asian Development Bank official says...

 

The UN's developmental goals are include reducing child and maternal mortality, halving poverty and hunger, providing universal primary education, gender equality and halting the spread of HIV/AIDS. In the Asia/Pacific region there are 17 countries that are not meeting the goals and all South Asian countries (except Sri Lanka) are labeled as 'off track.'


Via Seth Dixon
Justin Ng Jie Ern's insight:

There are about 17 countries who are off-track the Millennium Development Goals. Out of the 17, all South Asian countries are included with the exception of Sri Lanka.

These countries are experiencing poverty and the lack of proper education.

I am worry for these 17 countries, as most of them are undevelop countries. I am afraid that as the world continues to move forward for the better,  these undeveloped countries would get left behind in the process.

I am dissapointed by the fact that some countries' government are not taking the initiative to help the country to stop poverty, and end the misery of these countries.

But i am enlighted and encouraged by the fact that, some of the governments are taking up the initiative to stop poverty. I am also enlighted that these governements are trying their best to improve their education system for young minds too.

In my opinion, all government should take the initiative to clear this obsacle called 'poverty' and help improve their education system, to help educate this country's children.

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Zahida's curator insight, December 5, 2013 11:06 PM

This article mentions that the UN has made develpoment goals in poverty-stricken areas and they have included maternal mortality as one of them. Although they are making progress, they are falling behind in their goals. But the main accomplishment that was made by the UN in this effortb was identifying the areas that needed the most help from non-profit organizations. This would benefit people who want to donate to maternal health which is ussually impacted by the other factors the UN wants to reduce. When people are told the specific were their donations were going they are more likely to donate more generously. The Half the Sky book particularly highlightes specific examples in particular places to help aid their potential supporters, to start donating. 

BrandonTeoZX's curator insight, January 21, 2014 7:41 AM

Reading this article, i feel a bit spoilt. Why? Here i sit, in a comfortable armchair and with a roof over my head, food on the table, clothes to wear, i feel like a king compared to them. People in southeast asia are not doing very well, children having no basic education, people contracting HIV or AIDS easily, some do not even have clean water to drink from. Singapore is a country in Southeast asia, and yet we are one of the world's richest nations, in stark contrast to the other parts of Asia. What can people do about this? What can we do to help? 

jerriel wai's curator insight, January 26, 2014 8:55 AM

connect: The UN has been helping countries facing poverty issues for quite some time now. They are a great corparation that helps

 

extend: I thought they only helped the countries not solve the countries problems. This should be done by the government.  I believe that this can be done by making the government corruption free.

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challenge: Lets try to stop poverty in south asia, shall we?

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Food aid for the 21st century - Meeting the objective.. or feeding the Big Ag Biotech Chemical Cartel gravy train?

Food aid for the 21st century - Meeting the objective.. or feeding the Big Ag Biotech Chemical Cartel gravy train? | Poverty Assignment by_Justin Ng | Scoop.it

April 3, 2013 - Politico

When it comes to providing hunger relief to needy people around the world, the United States has been a leader since World War II. And if early reports about the Obama administration’s 2014 budget are true, then the U.S. will have a golden opportunity to provide even more food to the hungry while spending less taxpayer dollars in the years ahead.  GOING LOCAL AND REGIONAL

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/food-aid-for-the-21st-century-89545.html#ixzz2PjKVENUg

 

SEE MORE ON THE CORPORATE MONOPOLY OF GLOBAL FOOD AND THEIR TREMENDOUS POWER http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

April 4, 2013 - Mother Jones
OBAMA PROPOSES MAKING FOOD AID LESS INSANE http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/04/obama-proposes-making-food-aid-less-insane

 

April 24, 2013 - New York Times
WHEN FOOD ISN'T THE ANSWER TO HUNGER http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/when-food-isnt-the-answer-to-hunger/

 

April 4, 2013 - National Public Radio
A POLITICAL WAR BREWS OVER 'FOOD FOR PEACE' AID PROGRAM http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/04/176154775/a-political-war-brews-over-food-for-peace-aid-program

 

April 5, 2013 - Washington Post
AID GROUPS PUSH OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO SHIFT THE WAY US HELPS FEED STARVING PEOPLE ABROAD http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/aid-groups-push-obama-administration-to-shift-the-way-us-helps-feed-starving-people-abroad/2013/04/05/1081e192-9deb-11e2-9219-51eb8387e8f1_story.html

 

April 4, 2013 New York Times
WHITE HOUSE SEEKS TO CHANGE INTERNATIONAL FOOD AID http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/us/politics/white-house-seeks-to-change-international-food-aid.html?_r=0

 

HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

THE HUNGER GAMES: HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/6UGd17

 

    


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Justin Ng Jie Ern's insight:

United States has been a huge provider of food for the poor and the needy, since World War 2. For the past 60 years, the U.S. has invested an average of $2 billion annually in food aid and saved many millions of lives.

I felt both motivated and encouraged by how generous and kind the government of the United State is. The amount they donate annually is a huge sum of money that the people in poverty can use to free themselves from porverty. 

I feel that United States is a perfect example on how we can all help to stop poverty. Every little donation no matter how big or small, plays a big part in stopping poverty. even a single cent could save a live.

In my opinion, more privilege countries should follow United States example and donate generously, to stop the speading of poverty. That way we can all move forward together.


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pdjmoo's curator insight, October 13, 2014 9:39 PM

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Shannon Clarke's curator insight, March 26, 2015 9:09 AM

I live on residential campus at University and I will be honest; many times I have been too busy soundly sleeping in my comfy bed with my fans which has allowed me to sleep in causing me to miss the large buffet styled breakfast set out for me. I wake up starting my day annoyed and disgruntled all because I missed one meal for the day. How selfish is that?

 

Sometimes, we all forget how lucky we have it here in Australia, I know I do.

 

I hope that if not in 5 years time at least 10 years time I have gone and travelled to multiple third world countries and helped out to my hearts content. There is only so little I can do to help here in Australia such as sponsoring a child which I already do. I hope to bring happiness and hope in the world to as many beautiful starving and homeless eyes as I possibly can.

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, May 4, 5:13 AM

Why is this OK 

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The inequality of climate change | Melanie Smith | Independent Editor's choice Blogs

The inequality of climate change | Melanie Smith | Independent Editor's choice Blogs | Poverty Assignment by_Justin Ng | Scoop.it
Visiting vulnerable communities in India who are bearing the brunt of climate change, worsened by global carbon emissions, highlighted an alarming inequality to me that is leaving people in poverty around the world through no fault of their own.

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
Justin Ng Jie Ern's insight:

The people who live in the wealthier 20 per cent of the world’s population is responsible for 80 per cent of the consumption of global resources, with the world currently using 50 per cent more natural resources than the earth can sustain. While, the poorer 20 per cent of the population lack resources.

The world is currently divided 2 groups, the 'rich' and the 'poor'. The 'rich' will get everything while the'poor' are left with none.

In my opinion, I think that the' rich' should stop using all the resoures of the world and share it with the 'poor'. this we can remove this 'divider' the divides the world into two.

As all men are equal, I feel that we should not divide ourself into anything and take 1 step forward into ending poverty for good.

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Chan Yu Hui's curator insight, January 18, 2014 9:34 AM

I always thought that poverty in India is mainly caused by poor government and poor leadership skills and that the governments are not bothered to make a better change to the people's lives. However, poverty caused by disasters and floods that can kill their crops and affect their daily lives      well, that is one thing that I  never really thought of.

From this article, I can connect to what i have learnt so far:Learning about how the people survive in poverty, how desperate they are for  food and shelter, how they move from place to place when disasters  sweep away their properties,how hard their life is but yet they do not complain. This article talks about the challenges faced by the people and how difficult their life was, in the village.  Before reading this article, I  already had  these thoughts in my mind. 

Some new ideasIi got from this article is the way people  cope with the terrible disaster.The way they bear  their circumstances has  now pushed me into further thinking that I am really lucky, I  have a home I have  the things that I want which includes education and jobs and businesses.

Some questions that I would like to ask is, how is it that  the people there, who are  suffering, get sad and frustrated? Why do they still want to live in the village despite the harsh weather conditions and their vulnerability to climate disasters? Is it worth it t? When is the sufferings going to stop?