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.
From this article, I can see that there was an ethnic conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka. It all began when the Tamil minority had more control over the Sinhalese for jobs and educational opportunities. It was worsen when Sri Lankan government said sinhala was the only language that can be spoken. This made the tamils difficult to communicate. Fight soon broke out. I think that both races should have been treated each other fairly. Now Sri Lanka is recovering from civil wars. I wonder if both races will fight again.
American businessman Philip Falcone is a true rags-to-riches story. Escaping from a tiny poverty-stricken iron-ore mining town in northern Minnesota he went on to founding a New York-based successful private investment firm Harbinger Capital.
This is a truely amazing story. This man, Philip Falcone, become rich through sheer hardwork and determination. He was born to a very poor family and now he is a billionaire. I think this man has proven the world not to give up easily, and keep pursueing your dreams, and one day your problems will disappear, and your dreams come true. He is a great role model to people who are facing problems that seem impossible to solve. I wonder hoe he found the courage to move on.
This is my insight. After reading this article, I am very shocked that India is the second-most racist country in the world after Jordan. 43 per cent of Indians say that they wouldn't want to live next to a neighbour of a different race. I wonder if foreigners want to live in India. Also, Indians might be uncomfortable with Africans and people from the North-East but they bend over backwards to please white people.
With a stagnant economy and banking reform still years away, inequality between rich and poor still looms large. New research by Karen Rowlingson for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that a combination of inequality and poverty can lead to serious health and social problems, and we cannot address one adequately without looking at the other.
This is my insight on this article. From this article i can confirm that, poverty and in equality causes health problems, and social problems. More unequal countries have lower rates of social mobility, trust, educational performance, along with, higher rates of teenage births, imprisonment, infant mortality, murder, and so on. It is possible that in inequality places people are in a social hierarchy which increases competition for status and causes stress, leading to poor health and social effects. The people should work as one to equalize everything, where they could neutralize the problem too.
This is my insight on this article. I read that Africa has big problems, like poor governance, conflicts, corruption, environmental degradation, diseases, etc. The government should take more responsibility in governing the country, if not he will further bring the country down with him. The people of the country should do something also, maybe choose another more capable and trustable government. The government could do more to help the country out, like maybe form relationships with other countries so they can ask for help if in need.
From this chart, I can see that anybody can be whoever they want, as long as they belief in themselves. If they have the self-esteem, self-concept, good support from their family and friends, the desire to learn, they can realise their own talents, and develop in it, making many possibllities in life. The personality in a person can affect their realisation of talent too. Examples are determination and patience. With all great personalities and support, a person can achieve great talents.
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 $60,000 (U.S.), the highest in Southeast Asia. Singapore ranks No. 2 on the World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness rankings.
Today, as Singapore nears the 50th anniversary of its independence, the original economic miracle is slowing. Hit hard by the Asian financial crisis, the dot-com bust, the outbreak of SARS in 2003 and then global recession in 2008, the city-state is at an economic turning point.
Since Singapore's independence, there has been a tremendous improvement in economy. Nobody thought Singapore would make it on its own. Its economy is very vulnerable, it has to rely on other countrises to grow. Singapore does not have its own resources. However I feel lucky for Singapore as it managed to overcome big economic challenges like SARS in 2003 and global recession in 2008. I wonder if Singapore will make it in the future years.
This is my insight on this article. I think it is a very good idea for the Students Rising Above(SRA), an award-winning nonprofit based in San Francisco, to built a model that is addressing the crisis in college completion rates among low-income students and other disadvantaged youth. The students will have more awarness on the importance of education, and it does not matter if they are in poverty. Students can realise their potential, and from there, they can make use of their potential to become succesful.
Poverty in India is widespread, with the nation estimated to have a third of the world's poor. In 2010, World Bank stated, 32.7% of the total Indian people fall below the international poverty line of US$ 1.25 per day (PPP) while ...
This is my insight on this article. The world is currently experiencing food shortages, and it could go worse by 2050. In India, so many people are poor, making the number reach a third of the wolrd's poor. If we do not do anything about it the food shortage, more people are going to suffer. Water shortage is also a problem, which causes animals to die out if the animals lack the water. If the animals die, we do not have meat to eat. This is a big problem because need the protein from the animals.
This is my insight on this article. Children have an unnoticeable importance in today's society, and it is very sad to see so many of them suffering in poverty. It is however very touching to see influential characters taking action. I feel everyone should do their part in helping these children. They must feel very miserable living in the way they are now, and may feel hopeless. If we help one another, the world might not be split apart, one part is afflence, the other poverty.