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Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore

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This LibGuide explores the following themes: 1. causes and effects of conflict in a multi-ethnic society (case studies of Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka and 2. challenges in resolving ethnic conflicts.

Via NeoJiaLing
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From this article, we can see two races going against each other. Tamils and Sinhalese has an ethnic conflict for more than over a 100 years. Both races are making each other lives difficult too.

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Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 3, 2013 6:45 AM

After reading this article, i learnt that there is a conflict between the Tamils and Sinhalese, which took place in Sri Lanka and lasted for over more than 100 years. As the Sinhalese have many benefits like, more job offers and further education opportunities, which the Tamils are unhappy about, thus conflicts between the two ethnic groups started.

I feel that the two ethnic groups shouldn't use violence to solve their problems. Its not worth it to get people injured or killed just to have that problem evened out. Both should talk to each other what their are unhappy about and give in to each other.

I wonder why they want to pursue the matter for such a long time.

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:59 AM

After reading this article, I believe that in order for a country to achieve progress, social, economical and political stability, it has to first achieve muti-ethnic harmony. this is true as different races in a country need to work in cohesion in order to benefit both the country and themselves. This can be seen as Singapore has gone through much progress since the racial riots end. However if racial instability has struck a multi-ethnic country, this will create a lot of problems for the country like major riots and civil wars. this will cause the country to fall in economical and political terms. This can be seen in Sri Lanka as it went through civil war which killed more than 100000 people. This war greatly affect Sri Lanka's economy and causes a major political instability in the country. Due to this, I believe that a country multi-ethnic country must achieve racial harmony in order to benefit everyone.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 11:23 AM

Peace and harmony , don't everyone want to stay that way forever? Thats why i seriously wonder , why would people want to start wars , destroying their paradise. In every country's road to success , there must be lots and lots of ups and downs , between its neighboring countries and even between their own people. We're all living in the 21st century , why would we still think in that manner that violence will solve everything? It never will , it will just make the matter worse and cause it to affect a larger amount of people and to last for an even longer period of time. The matter may start of small but because of the use of violence , the matter will start to enlarge and then it would not only be in-between the people who started the matter but the whole country. It will then be reflected badly on the race of the people and also the country. Bit by bit everything will start to fall. Therefore , to me i wonder , why would people want to make things that are simple into things that are so complicated that will cause major damages?

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Global Competitiveness - World Economic Forum

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Persisting Divides in Global Competitiveness as Switzerland, Singapore and Finland Top Competitiveness Rankings in 2012

 

Finland in third position, overtaking Sweden (4th).

 


Via Ulla M. Saikku
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This article shows the rankings of countries economic status. In this article, we can see that Singapore is also listed in the top 10 in the ranking list. This thus shows that Singapore is quite competitive and is doing quite well in the global community.

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Daren Ng's curator insight, June 26, 2013 5:54 AM

In global competitiveness, Switzerland, for the fourth consecutive year, tops the overall rankings in The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013, released today by the World Economic Forum. Singapore remains in second position and Finland in third position, overtaking Sweden (4th). These and other Northern and Western European countries dominate the top 10 with the Netherlands (5th), Germany (6th) and United Kingdom (8th). The United States (7th), Hong Kong (9th) and Japan (10th) complete the ranking of the top 10 most competitive economies. Singapore still remains as a thriving and highly effecient society with thriving economy as it places 2nd amongst the top 10 countries in terms of performance in the global market. Singapore is amongst the pinnacle of countries in terms of its economy and has surpassed many other countries and is able to compete in a global outlook. Hence, is Singapore able to maintain its high position amongst the other countries in global competitiveness of economy? What factors contribute to Singapore's highly effecient economy, causing it to be of such high ranking amongst global competitiveness?

Seamus Ong's curator insight, July 4, 2013 8:36 AM

From the article we can see that Singapore is economically competant on a global scale and more productive than her most of her neighbours. As we can see, Singapore has managed to maintain 2nd place on the ranking list which is a great acheivement. This article makes me think that Singapore must definitely be a role model in the global community and also a great influential country considering it being ranked so high on the list. The article also makes me wonder how hard our goverment have worked to get Singapore to where she is today.

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10 Inspiring Rags-To-Riches Stories

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With the Paris Hiltons and Kim Kardashians of the world so omnipresent in today's popular culture, it's tough to remember that success is possible without a rich dad and some nice connections.

Via Scott Span, MSOD
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This article tells me numerous success stories among many famous people in the world. Many of them were poor when they were young, however, they did not give up and continued to strive onward. This inspired many people to never give up their goal.

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Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, January 18, 2013 9:55 AM

A little inspiration...

Muhammad Ishbir Azhad's curator insight, June 29, 2013 11:44 AM

This article clearly shows famous celebrities who were nothing or very poor when they were young. Over the years, the they did not gave up and became who they are today. These celebrities are inspiration to some people who are experiencing the same thing the celebrities had when they were young. It clearly shows that one must not give up to pursue his or her dream. Anything is possible.

Wu Weiyang's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:14 AM

I see that these famous celebrities had humble beginnings. When they were young, they lived in poverty and were often malnourished. I think that they are truly inspiring and it goes to show that success is possible without connections. As long as you have a goal and persevere ever onward towards that goal, you will achieve it. Working extremely hard (efforts) will pay off. I wonder what kept them going to achieve success. 

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Perilous pregnancies: How to improve maternal health in Tanzania? | End Poverty

Perilous pregnancies: How to improve maternal health in Tanzania? | End Poverty | Poverty Assignment by Wai Kit | Scoop.it
BLOG: Perilous pregnancies: How to improve maternal health in #Tanzania? (Africa Can... End Poverty) http://t.co/BX8UQ71M
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Wai Kit's comment, February 4, 2013 9:01 AM
There are many women dying because of pregnancies without the right medical services provided by healthcare. Thus, many of women pregnant dies and some of the babies born also dies. The mortality rate of this country is also higher than other countries. This leads me to wonder what we can all do to help this people living in this country? What can we help to solve this issue just staring at us?
Wong Jia Ler's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:21 AM

Women are dying just to give birth to their babies because they are not given the right medical healthcare they need to give birth. So even if the babies survive, how would they live without a mother in a place filled with poor people? We need to help these people, but what can we do, we have to think instead of not caring and live your own life. But this leads me to think, how can we help the mothers... how?

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'World hunger is a scandal which still needs tackling': 100 charities and celebs back 'biggest coalition since Make Poverty History'

'World hunger is a scandal which still needs tackling': 100 charities and celebs back 'biggest coalition since Make Poverty History' | Poverty Assignment by Wai Kit | Scoop.it
100 charities - along with stars like One Direction, Cameron Diaz and Orlando Bloom - have backed the 'Enough Food If' campaign, which aims to pile pressure on world leaders to tackle hunger.
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Wai Kit's comment, February 4, 2013 8:25 AM
It is good that many organizations and celebrities are coming together to stop world hunger. They are able to pressurize governments in countries to try to stop this situation and save millions of lives everyday.Many popular celebrities like one direction have also stepped in to help this meaningful cause and to prevent world hunger. Although they are doing this, i do not believe that there will be no hunger in the world. Some parts of the world will still have poverty. Thus, the question is,will we be able to prevent most of world hunger?
Wong Jia Ler's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:17 AM

It is really nice to see that they are making organisations and celebrities are helping the world to rid of world hunger. This might already have saved millions in this act and it might even inspire others to help too, like the goverment or ministers could see this happening and might plan a plan to help too. But for the arguement that there is enought to feed the world, i disagree, everyday, more people are getting hungry, the new generation is suffering, how do they actually catch up on that. If they think they can, how? 

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Politics and prejudice -- insights from Psychological Science

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New research from psychological science explores factors operating in political attitudes that could explain why political ideology and prejudice are often linked.

Via Sakis Koukouvis, Sindy Teo
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From this article, I learnt that there are many types of prejudice towards various stereotype groups. People select and interpret evidence consistent with their own pre-existing attitudes and ideologies.

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Tan Kai Han's curator insight, June 28, 2013 4:01 AM

From this article i can see that there is prejudice toward various stereotyped groups.Chambers and colleagues hypothesized that, contrary to what some research might indicate, prejudice is not restricted to a particular political ideology. I think that people to conflicting values of liberals and conservatives giving rise to different kinds of prejudice, with each group favoring other social groups that share the same values. I wonder how do they feel after being treated so badly.

Gautam's curator insight, July 2, 2013 9:20 AM

From this article I learnt that thre are many types of prejudice towards various stereotype groups. Also that these people intepret evidence based on their own judgements.

Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:52 AM

Using the 'see-think-wonder', I can see that there are various types of prejudice towards certain stereotype groups and that it affects politics in a large scale. I think that these various types of prejudice should cease. Nothing can be gained out of hate, already bad situations only get worse when prejudice is involved. I wonder why the prejudice is such a commonly linked issue with politics.

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How 3D Printing is Redefining Manufacturing and Consumer Behaviour - Luxury Society - Opinions

How 3D Printing is Redefining Manufacturing and Consumer Behaviour - Luxury Society - Opinions | Poverty Assignment by Wai Kit | Scoop.it
Burak Cakmak, sustainability expert and guest contributor to Jardins Florian, explores the possibilities and pitfalls of 3D printing reaching luxury consumers (How #3D #Printing is Redefining #Manufacturing and #Consumer Behaviour -

Via João Greno Brogueira
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From this article, i learnt that the factors leading to realization of reaching possibilities consist of hardwork, determination and sometimes maybe luck too. Dreams and goals can be reached if we try hard enough.

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Melissa Tan's curator insight, June 30, 2013 6:12 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. 3D printing was initially used for prototyping in aerospace and medical industries. It was just an expensive idea people thought of. Eventually after becoming a more mainstream consumer product, it became more affordable and popular. Today because of the realization of this 3D printing becoming successful, this expensive idea has become possible. Anything is possible if we work towards it.

Ming Ting's comment, June 30, 2013 10:22 AM
From this article, I learned that 3D printing is a technology that was initially used for prototyping in aerospace and medical industries. While it has been around for a while, it is finally finding its way into more mainstream consumer products as, just like computers, it has become more affordable and its functionality is improving tremendously. I think that it is really amazing and wonderful that technology has already reached such a high stage.
Ming Ting's curator insight, June 30, 2013 10:22 AM

From this article, I learned that 3D printing is a technology that was initially used for prototyping in aerospace and medical industries. While it has been around for a while, it is finally finding its way into more mainstream consumer products as, just like computers, it has become more affordable and its functionality is improving tremendously. I think that it is really amazing and wonderful that technology has already reached such a high stage.

 

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Unlocking Doors to Proper Education in Rural Areas - AllAfrica.com

Unlocking Doors to Proper Education in Rural Areas - AllAfrica.com | Poverty Assignment by Wai Kit | Scoop.it
Unlocking Doors to Proper Education in Rural Areas AllAfrica.com After just a year of teaching at the Divundu Combined School in 2010, Scott Karrel, has come back to help change the lives of the school children of Divundu Combined School through...
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Wai Kit's comment, February 4, 2013 9:24 AM
Many people passionate about education are starting organizations to help rural areas in their education system. An example of the organization is that in this article. They are willing to lend a helping hand to people in the rural areas and devote most of their lives helping them. I am really grateful for this people and hope that many more of this organizations can come hand to hand and improve the education systems there.
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Fair Water Futures, Tanzania, DFID Global Poverty Action Fund ...

Fair Water Futures, Tanzania, DFID Global Poverty Action Fund ... | Poverty Assignment by Wai Kit | Scoop.it
With funding from DFID's Global Poverty Action Fund the Fair Water Futures project will deliver water security for vulnerable communities in East Africa and test new approaches to development assistance.
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Wai Kit's comment, February 4, 2013 8:37 AM
When I read this short article, i am glad that there are organizations funding projects to rural areas where they lack clean and drinkable water. This project will definitely save millions of lives in Africa. People also get to enjoy clean water and start afresh.Children will also receive help from this project and they can carry on their usual life. But how long will this project carry on?until they are able to provide for themselves?
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Getting Rich In Poverty Stricken Congo

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Congolese-Australian journalist Eric Mwamba went on a search to find the secret behind the riches of the Congolese elite. Many of his witnesses prefered staying anonymous for fear of their lives - which looks like a kind of ...
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Wai Kit's comment, February 4, 2013 7:51 AM
Bribery is happening everywhere. People have to play smart to earn big in Congo. The government cannot be trusted too as companies bribes them into their favor. This cause the people living in that country to have poverty. The rich also have basic tactics to get even richer and earn much more money