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Quebec Voters Say 'Non' to Separatists

Quebec Voters Say 'Non' to Separatists | Asia | Scoop.it
MONTREAL -- Quebec voters gave a resounding no to the prospects of holding a third referendum on independence from Canada, handing the main separatist party ...
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American news networks screw up their geography and call Tony Abbott “Prime Minister John Abbot”

American news networks screw up their geography and call Tony Abbott “Prime Minister John Abbot” | Asia | Scoop.it
AMERICAN TV news networks have made a series of embarrassing stuff-ups in their coverage of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
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EQ: Why is it that we know less about Australia than ever, we don't even know where to put the countries, why would it be better for us to know them? 

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Australia pays cost of climate-driven heat waves - Climate News Network

Australia pays cost of climate-driven heat waves - Climate News Network | Asia | Scoop.it
9 May, 2015 – Australian researchers measure the cost of drop in workers' performance as global warming drives temperatures up to record levels.
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EQ:Do you think the change in climate will lead to a bigger cause in dramatic costs because of the burning of fossil fuels? Why or why not?

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Blending social and financial value: a 101 introduction to activity in Australia | Social Outcomes

Blending social and financial value: a 101 introduction to activity in Australia | Social Outcomes | Asia | Scoop.it

RT @LucilleDanks: A great intro to Aus' impact investing landscape: http://t.co/JNC9LUjAgE…; @Social_Outcomes #impactinvesting


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EQ: Many economic places in America have taken over the internet, and so have these places in Australia.Do you think America had an influence on them?

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Ecological corridor to preserve Ecuadorian Andes bears

Ecological corridor to preserve Ecuadorian Andes bears | Asia | Scoop.it
What is the best way to conserve biodiversity in Ecuador's Andes Mountains?
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EQ: Do you think adding more bears or wild life to the region of the Andes will be effective when it comes to deforestation? 

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Argentina clamps down on credit to farms accused of hoarding soy

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Argentina's state bank hasmoved to bolster the country's reserves by reducing credit tosoy farmers holding onto an estimated 8 million tonnes of lastyear's beans as a
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EQ; do you think the government is being fair in the way the farmers are producing soy beans? Why or why not?

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5 Best Countries to Escape America's Decline

5 Best Countries to Escape America's Decline | Asia | Scoop.it
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EQ: would you want to take the risk of relaxation and slip the U.S of all the hectic overides?

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Agrimoney.com | South Africa to stay net corn exporter, despite drought

Agrimoney.com | South Africa to stay net corn exporter, despite drought | Asia | Scoop.it
South African corn exports will - just - exceed imports, despite drought damage to crops, US officials say. Still, prices will stay supported
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Christianity poised to continue its shift from Europe to Africa

Christianity poised to continue its shift from Europe to Africa | Asia | Scoop.it
The share of the world's Christians in Europe will continue to decline while the percentage in sub-Saharan Africa will increase dramatically.
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EQ: Do you think the increase in Chrustianity will increase so dramatically in sub-Saharan Africa? Why or why not?

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Intergenerational dialogue explores pathways to gender equality

Intergenerational dialogue explores pathways to gender equality | Asia | Scoop.it
New York – With participants ranging in age from 10 to 79, UN Women hosted a full-day intergenerational dialogue on 13 March aimed at creating
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EQ: D o you think the change of gender equality help in a positive or negative way? But how will it help women that are trying to create businesses?

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France Offers Support for Greece Amid Bailout Tensions

France Offers Support for Greece Amid Bailout Tensions | Asia | Scoop.it
France's Socialist government offered support Sunday for Greece's efforts to renegotiate debt for its huge bailout plan, amid renewed fears about Europe's economic stability.

The backing was a victory for Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, holding talks with European officials to push for new conditions on debt from creditors who rescued Greece's economy to save the shared euro currency. Worries have mounted that Greece's new far left government might not pay back its debts.

Varoufakis is also visiting London and Rome — and said Sunday that he would visit Berlin. The German government has been particularly angry at the new Greek government's position and bluntly rejected suggestions that Greece should be forgiven part of its rescue loans.

Varoufakis insisted that Greece wants to pay the money back, but said he wants new terms and new negotiating partners, arguing that "it's not worth" discussing with the so-called "troika" of creditors who set the strict terms for Greece's rescue.

France's Socialist leadership, whose president has campaigned against austerity, presented itself Sunday as a possible mediator between Greece and creditors.

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin insisted his country wouldn't support canceling the debt, but offered support for a new timeframe or terms.

"France is more than prepared to support Greece," Sapin said after meeting Varoufakis, saying Greece's efforts to renegotiate were "legitimate." Sapin urged a "new contract between Greece and its partners."

Via French-News-Online.com
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Eurozone is Toast in Two Years Unless it Reforms Euro says New Greek Finance Minister Read on: http://www.french-news-online.com/wordpress/?p=39678

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Europe: Physical Geography

Europe: Physical Geography | Asia | Scoop.it
Encyclopedic entry. Europe is the western peninsula of the giant "supercontinent" of Eurasia.
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eq; Being in a peninsula do you this affects the way of trade in Europoe?

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European Social Structure in the Age of the Reformation

Essay on the social history of Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, part of the online course Europe in the Age of the Reformation
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Get a Quick Geography Lesson on Mexico

Get a Quick Geography Lesson on Mexico | Asia | Scoop.it
Geography of Mexico: Read this article to learn about Mexico. Learn about Mexico's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
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EQ: Does the area of geography affect Mexcio's past or the way of living?

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Destiny's curator insight, December 11, 2014 3:14 PM

Does Mexico's geography affect their economy?

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Street artist takes prime position in Sydney Festival’s public art program - Read - ABC Arts | Australian contemporary art and culture reviews, news & videos

Street artist takes prime position in Sydney Festival’s public art program - Read - ABC Arts | Australian contemporary art and culture reviews, news & videos | Asia | Scoop.it
ABC Arts online is the place to discover articles, reviews, blogs and videos on the best contemporary artists, musicians, filmmakers and festivals from around Australia.
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EQ: The street artist that created this masterpiece said that with art comes with culture, how do you think he brought the culture of Australia into this one piece?

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Australian Government: Recognize The Fact That Islam Is Not A Religion But An Ideology

Australian Government: Recognize The Fact That Islam Is Not A Religion But An Ideology | Asia | Scoop.it
We urge the Australian Government to recognize the fact, that Islam is not a Religion but an Ideology. In support of this petition we point out that all Muslims are born under the Sharia law, an Islamic Ideology. Muslims who stray from the Islamic Ideology become Apostates or Infidels. The Islamic Ideology is contrary to the Australian way of life, its Beliefs and Culture. We the people of Australia find the Ideology of Islamic Beliefs to be a Credible Threat to Australia.
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EQ: What do you think the people of Australia thin about Islam being an ideology and not a religion? Do you think it really effects them?

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Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, May 6, 2015 12:40 PM

     I agree that Islam is not just a religion, but is also an ideology.  "Islamists ideology and rhetoric has been used by parties and movements to further their political, economic, and social objectives in different and varied contexts." (Ayoob).  This is a way of life.  The Australian government should recognize this.  But I'm not sure if they should see it as a credible threat.  To understand a culture, is to know the culture.  So I hope they have done their due diligence.  

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I you agree or disagree with Australia's view on Islam? Should it be considered a  religion, or an ideology or something else and why?

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Anger Mounts After Australian PM Calls Climate Concerns ‘Clutter,’ Refuses To Mention Them | ThinkProgress.org

Anger Mounts After Australian PM Calls Climate Concerns ‘Clutter,’ Refuses To Mention Them | ThinkProgress.org | Asia | Scoop.it

In December, Australia took over leadership of the G20. In normal times, this would’ve been welcome news for the global community deeply concerned with the impacts of climate change. But these are not normal times in Australia, politically or environmentally.

 

Before Tony Abbott was elected Prime Minister of Australia last September, the country was known for passing a national carbon tax, striving for ambitious greenhouse gas reductions targets, investing heavily in renewable energy, and valuing the input of leading climate scientists.

 

Since then, however, Abbott and his Liberal Party coalition in power have rolled back any initiative on climate and environment as much as possible, and pivoted to a focus on growing the economy through doubling-down on Australia’s powerful fossil fuel industry.

 

Abbott has not been hesitant to push his agenda globally either, if he thinks it will benefit him at home. In October, he engaged U.N. Climate Chief Christiana Figueres in a debate over the link between climate change and bushfires in Australia, saying that Figueres was “talking through her hat” in regards to climate change’s role in the fires. Then in the lead up to the G20 meeting in Sydney in February, Abbott said he didn’t want to “clutter up the G20 agenda with every worthy and important cause, because if we do, we will squander the opportunity to make a difference in the vital area of economic growth.”

 

 

His remarks, made at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland in Jan­uary, were clearly targeted at those who want climate change to play a leading role on the G20 agenda, including Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, who told Australian television that the issue of climate change “must be dealt with.”

 

On Wednesday, Lord Nicholas Stern, professor of Economics and Government at London School of Economics and president of the British Academy, weighed in on the subject with an op-ed in Australia’s The Age newspaper.

 

“How Australia tackles the threat of climate change is of global importance as developing countries look to rich countries to set an example because of their better technologies and history of high emissions of greenhouse gases,” he wrote. “The international community is now gearing up for new agreement on climate change to be signed in Paris in 2015, after all countries, including Australia, agreed in 2010 that global emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut sharply by 2050 in order to avoid the huge risks that would be associated with a rise in global average temperature of more than 2 C.”

 

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EQ: Do you think Abbott's words were uncalled for? Why or why not?

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andrew desrochers's curator insight, May 22, 2015 1:33 PM

Do you think that this new leader in the oil economy will benefit the econonly throughout the world, or will it damage the trust between countries?

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These Are the Elections to Watch Around the World in 2015

These Are the Elections to Watch Around the World in 2015 | Asia | Scoop.it
From Greece to Argentina, elections could transform the international political landscape.
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EQ: Do you think President Christina Fernandez has any chance against the US government? Why or why not?

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Brazilian Believers Of Hidden Religion Step Out Of Shadows : NPR

Brazilian Believers Of Hidden Religion Step Out Of Shadows : NPR | Asia | Scoop.it
Candomblé, an Afro-Brazilian religion, has been widely practiced by people of African descent in Brazil but mostly in secret — until now.

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EQ: In your opinion, why is this religion sky rocketing in the amount of people who follow?

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moniqueblog.net's curator insight, September 18, 2013 5:42 PM

Want to learn about a new religion?

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Sao Paulo Faces

Sao Paulo Faces | Asia | Scoop.it

Sao Paulo deserves its status of cultural capital of Brazil. The street art is well established. A selection of portraits for your curiosity.
Multi-ethnic city, Sao Paulo is full of paintings from the sewer to the buildings upper floors. Religion and African roots mix together for an original rendering. The styles are so unique, the realism of Dumeem alongside the amazing style of Nunca or even the cartoon style of 6emeia and Ignoto.


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Woman Plans to Change African Government

NIGERIA - Jennifer Ugo, self-described rationalist extraordinaire, has finalized plans to broadcast her campaign on the web. Research and development for the project has been underway since last year, and is now complete. Proposed launch date is April 1st, 2015.

 

News Site About Africa and Nigeria Gets Makeover

 

Ms. Ugo, long-time political blogger, has partnered with JC Web to bring AfricaIntels.com to life. The site’s motto is, “Development of Africa can be achieved if we come together.” A true believer, Ms. Ugo says that change starts from the ground up, and awareness of the issues is the first step. She says that she has been championing the truth by disseminating information that has not been popular with traditional news outlets in her country. A strong advocate for the separation of church and government, she brings her passion of both foreign and African politics to her country’s plight.

 

Breaking News in Africa

 

The flow of real and timely news has long been an issue in Africa. Ms. Ugo aims to change that by updating AfricaIntels.com quickly and regularly to bring the hard-hitting problems that face the average African. She intends to empower each African, and Nigerian citizens in particular, with the knowledge of what is happening in the streets and in the centers of power. By focusing on news about Africa, she hopes that people can make informed decisions for themselves, without relying on the filtered bits and pieces that trickle down from state-run news sources or the rumor mill. Her site features the hottest trending stories from Africa and around the world, with relevant topics such as Nigeria being the second least active country sexually on the planet. Not to underscore the importance of all information, the site also includes fresh celebrity and entertainment news.

All-in-all, the site promises to redefine the political scene across Africa, by exposing the details that inquisitive minds crave. “I feel like our leaders cannot hide from the truth,” Says Ugo. “Once we shine a light on them, then they cannot deny the will of the people.”

 

For more information:
Jennifer Ugo
africaintelsjennifer@gmail.com
www.africaintels.com


Via John Alle
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EQ: Do you think Ms. Ugo's efforts will change the way Africa's political and religious parties are? Why or why not?

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Anna and Avery's curator insight, April 10, 2015 3:54 PM

[ POLITICS; AFRICA ] Ugo plans to run for office. The first thing she wants to do is update the news outlets. She believes that if people know what is going in their community, she can help them be prepared. If she takes office, she will empower countries and focus on giving people rights to choose for themselves. She plans to create a balance of entertainment and news on the outlets.

Delicia and Brooklyn's curator insight, April 12, 2015 10:43 PM

This article provides information on a women named Jennifer Ugo who contains plans to change Africa's government. This demonstrates politics among Africa due to Jennifer being a long time political blogger of Africallntels.com, where the site's motto is, "Development of Africa can be achieved if we come together."

Colton and Kenneth's curator insight, April 13, 2015 9:05 PM

Africa & Political

This for political because it tella of a woman who wants to change the system in Africa. She intends to empower Africans. Also, she wants to help the hard hitting problems Africans face more regularly. She hopes that people can soon make informed decisions for themselves.

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Are South Africans enough on their own?

Are South Africans enough on their own? | Asia | Scoop.it
We live in South Africa where giving the land to rightful owner is perceived to lead to poverty.
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EQ: DO you think that the US government should step in and help  Arica or should they be let's on their own?

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10 new technologies Africa can use to leapfrog

10 new technologies Africa can use to leapfrog | Asia | Scoop.it
Tech expert Jonathan Ledgar suggests 10 new technologies that Africa is able to apply that will catapult it forward into global leadership.
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EQ: How do you think these new technologies will help Africa? Will they be for the better or worse?

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History of the Monarchy

History of the Monarchy | Asia | Scoop.it

Read information about the kings and Queens of England, Scotland and the UK using this interactive timeline. Just click on the images to find out more about that king or queen.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/History

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Pope says all dogs can go to heaven

Pope says all dogs can go to heaven | Asia | Scoop.it
Don’t worry, Old Yeller! Pope Francis promised dogs — and the rest of “God’s creatures” — can make it to heaven.
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Nokia enlists One Direction to launch phones

Nokia enlists One Direction to launch phones | Asia | Scoop.it
Boy band branded phones...

 

FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia has recruited X Factor boy band One Direction to help it launch its C3 and C2-02 phones next month.
Instead of giving us the quite exciting N9 handset, we're going to get boy band branded phones in the UK. The phone will be available next month and will apparently get you "closer to the boys".

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EQ: What do you think about Nokia's plan to provide a boy-band phone?

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