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Europe: Physical Geography

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Encyclopedic entry. Europe is the western peninsula of the giant "supercontinent" of Eurasia.

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This explains all about Europe's geography and where everything is placed.

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this article is about the geography of Europe,  specifically the physical features.

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Intellectual property

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EUROPA - Summaries of EU legislation - internal market: intellectual property

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This summaries European Union's intellectual  situation

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This article summarizes the EU legislation internal market- intellectual property

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Turkey tightens its control over the Internet

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Eight months after Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Twitter "a menace," the country's parliament has passed a law giving the government tighter control over Internet usage.  The new law will let the Turkish telecommunications...

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This will affect many social lives of people who live in Turkey

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This article shows  social because this can affect the life styles of the population. 

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This article shows the social aspects of Europe and how the internet has a huge impact on society.

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How much has changed in gay rights?

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"Four decades ago gay sex was illegal in every state in Australia. So called poofter-bashing was rife. There were many cases in which gay men were severely beaten by the police whose job it was to protect them.

The TV series Number 96 caused a sensation by including the first openly gay character ever seen on Australian television. And 42 years ago, the Australian Dennis Altman wrote a book called Homosexual: oppression and liberation, which became a key text for the gay liberation movement here and in many other countries.

Now, with same sex marriage a widely discussed topic in Australian politics, it's easy to look back and think everything's been achieved.

This week, the same Dennis Altman published a new book whose title is a question: The End of the Homosexual? It examines how much has changed and what's still to do.

 

I asked Dennis Altman first about the likelihood of same sex marriage becoming legal in Australia."


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A big political discussion going on right now is gay rights, and Australia is no outsider to the topic.

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Politics: This article explains how Australia is changing and becoming more open with gay marriage after so many years of it being illegal. 

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Change in gay rights in Australia❤️❤️  

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this article falls into the political category because its talking about gay rights in Australia. 

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Australia's government is very complex and I chose this article because it explains the politics log Australia.

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Indigenous homelessness in regional Australia

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This is the final report following a series of five research reports prepared for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs over the last two years on Indigenous homelessness in regional Australia.


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It is clear that there is a large amount of indigenous homelessness, people. How many, we do not know.

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Joaquin and Austin's comment, October 4, 2013 1:18 PM
This article is about religion. And it's about how the indigenous homeless population is underestimated. And how special regional are needed for homeless indigenous Australians
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Oceanic Art Documentary. Nicole & Adam. Trupe's AP Art History

Our wonderful Oceanic Art Documentary for an AP Art History project!
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I found this video full of interesting art facts and history. Art has shaped both Oceania's culture and religion.

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Geography and Map of Antarctica

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Geography and maps of Antarctica.: antarctic peninsula region cia factbook map of antarctica world atlas world war ii
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This article explains all of the geography of Antarctica in lots of detail and gives you a perspective of Antarctica.

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Joaquin and Austin's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:22 PM

I chose this article because its a great way to get a Way to get a perspective of where and what we are looking at during this unit. This is ou areageography article

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U.K. Equality Laws Trump Personal Religious Beliefs

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By Trevor GrundyReligion News Service CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday (Jan. 15) ruled that equality laws trump personal religious beliefs, rejecting three of four appeals filed by British Christians who were fired or disciplined for expressing religious beliefs in the workplace. In what lawyers describe as "landmark rulings," the court in Strasbourg, France, ruled that employers did not violate the religious rights of a registrar who refused to officiate for the civil partnership of a same-sex couple or of a counselor who was unwilling to offer sex therapy for gays. Europe's highest human rights court also rejected an appeal by a nurse whose hospital barred her from wearing a cross around her neck because it was a health hazard. But in a fourth case, a British Airways clerk who was suspended for wearing a cross necklace on the job won her appeal and was awarded damages. Nadia Eweida took the airline to an employment tribunal after claiming religious discrimination; British Airways maintained the cross was a breach of company uniform codes. In Britain, her case was rejected by the employment tribunal, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, but the European judges ruled in her favor. "Delighted that principle of wearing religious symbols at work has been upheld -- people shouldn't suffer discrimination due to religious beliefs," British Prime Minister David Cameron responded on Twitter. The court rejected three other cases: Nurse Shirley Chaplin, who was switched to a desk job after she refused to remove a crucifix that she wore with her uniform; marriage counselor Gary McFarlane, who was sacked for saying he might object to offering sex therapy to homosexuals; and registrar Lillian Ladele, who was disciplined when she refused to conduct same-sex civil partnership ceremonies. Shami Chakrambarti, director of the human rights group Liberty said: "Today's judgment is an excellent result for equal treatment, religious freedom and common sense.
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U.K equality laws are affecting people's personal religious beliefs. They are preventing them from following their religion and the people want to do something about it.

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Fear of heights

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MARK CARNEY might eventually look back on his first six months at the Bank of England as his easiest. When the new governor took the helm in July 2013 Britain’s...
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England's economy is rising and there have been big drool in unemployment. They are deciding whether or not to recommit the bank to low rates.

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EUROPA - How the EU works

Information on what the EU does - its aims and challenges.

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This gives insightful detail in how the EU works

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This article shows how the European Union functions to keep Europe stable.
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Antarctic ice shelves melt from below | Climate News Network

Antarctic ice shelves melt from below | Climate News Network | Australia, Antarctica, and Oceania and europe | Scoop.it

There’s much more of an iceberg under the water than above it. And, it turns out, there’s much more happening beneath the surface to Antarctic ice shelves than anyone had guessed.

 

A team of researchers from British, Dutch and US universities has found that more ice leaves Antarctica by melting from the underside of submerged ice shelves than was previously thought, accounting for as much as 90% of the ice lost in some areas.

 

Iceberg production and melting results in 2,800 cubic kilometres of ice leaving the Antarctic ice sheet annually. Most is replaced by snow falling on the continent, but any imbalance means a change in global sea level.

 

Scientists have believed for decades that the main way this loss occurred was through iceberg calving, as huge chunks of ice broke off at the edge of a glacier.

 

But the team, led by academics at the University of Bristol, UK, with colleagues from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and the University of California, has used satellite and climate model data to prove that the melting of the shelves’ undersides has as large an impact as iceberg calving for Antarctica as a whole, and for some areas is far more important.

 

The findings, published in the journal Nature, are crucial to understanding how the ice sheet interacts with the rest of the climate system, particularly the ocean.

 

During the last decade the Antarctic ice sheet has been losing an increasing amount of volume. The annual turnover of ice equals 700 times the UK’s yearly domestic water usage of just four cubic kilometres a year.

 

The researchers found that, for some ice shelves, melting of their underbellies could account for as much as 90% of the mass loss, while for others it was only 10%.

 

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Antarctica's ice shelves are melting. This article explains what's going on around antarctica. 

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Jenny & Marc's curator insight, October 2, 2013 12:55 PM

Area/Geography - Antartica's physical landscape is changing in size and shape due to climate change.

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VETnetwork Australia 2012 National Conference - mikefrostassociates

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Since 1998 the biennial conferences have provided a major staging point for the dissemination of current thinking, contemporary ideas and innovative practice relating to VET in schools. The 2012 conference Paving ...

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This conference remains the only national conference to address school based VET market, and remains a popular subject,mperfect for political in Australia. 

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This conference was held in Canberra at the convention centre from October 17-19th, 2012. It remains the only national conference to address school based VET market.
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Social media is improving health literacy in Australia's indigenous population

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Around the world, social media is a disrupting and transforming force, bringing new opportunities for innovation and participation.1 In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed resources to provide guidance on using social media in health communication.2 In the United Kingdom, the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement encouraged its staff to explore the potential of using social media to transform care and staff engagement.

 

In Australia, the Indigenous health sector has been at the forefront of innovative use of social media for advocacy, public health promotion and community development. Two striking examples are the Lowitja Institute’s nuanced explanation of knowledge exchange from Indigenous perspectives4and the Healing Foundation’s engaging explanation of the impact of colonisation on Indigenous health.

 

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) was an early adopter of social media, and finds it a valuable advocacy tool, according to its Chair, Justin Mohamed. It distributes daily Aboriginal health news alerts via social media. Mohamed says downloads of NACCHO’s policy submissions have increased since they have been promoted on Twitter and other online channels.

 

The popularity of user-generated content — a hallmark of social media — is being harnessed in new tobacco control programs. These include the No Smokes campaign from the Menzies School of Health Research and the Rewrite Your Story initiative by Nunkuwarrin Yunti (a community-controlled service). In New South Wales, the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council uses Facebook to promote sexual health and smoking cessation.

While the digital divide is thought to be an issue relevant to remote and hard-to-reach communities, social media has been successfully used in the Torres Strait Islands to connect young people with a public health initiative in sexual health — the Kasa Por Yarn (“just for a chat”) campaign, funded by Queensland Health. Unpublished data show that Facebook, YouTube and text messaging were effective in reaching the target audience of 15–24-year-olds (Heather Robertson, Senior Network Project Officer, Cairns Public Health Unit, Queensland Health, personal communication). Patricia Fagan, a public health physician who oversaw the campaign, says that social media helped increase its reach. The campaign was using tools with appeal to young people, and, importantly, “it didn’t feel like health, it felt like socialising”. Heather Robertson, the project leader, says engaging local writers, musicians and actors in developing campaign messages and social media content was also important.

 

Social media has also been used to increase engagement with the Heuristic Interactive Technology network (HITnet), which provides touch-screen kiosks in Indigenous communities and in prisons. The kiosks embed health messages in culturally based digital storytelling. Helen Travers, Director of Creative Production and Marketing for HITnet, says this has brought wider health benefits, by developing the content-creation skills of communities. “The exciting thing for health promotion is that this kind of work is increasing digital literacy and digital inclusion”, she says.

 

Social media’s facilitation of citizen-generated movements is exemplified by the @IndigenousX Twitter account, where a different Indigenous person tweets every week, enabling many health-related discussions.

 

Innovation in service development is also being informed by the anti-hierarchical, decentralised nature of social media. The Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre is developing virtual mental health resources for Indigenous youth in remote communities. The centre’s Chief Executive Officer, Jane Burns, envisages that these will resemble a social network more than a health care intervention, and will link young people and their health care providers with online collection of data about sleep, weight, physical activity and related measures. Burns says, “It really is . . . creating a new mental health service, a new way of doing things that empowers the individual, rather than being that top-down service delivery approach”.

 

However, barriers to wider use of social media exist. Burns says that upskilling health professionals is critical. Kishan Kariippanon, a former paediatric physician studying social media and mobile phone use among youth in the Yirrkala community in Arnhem Land, says health professionals need support and encouragement to engage more creatively with technological innovations. He would like to see regular “hackathons” to bring together programmers, health professionals, innovators and community members to encourage “out of the box” thinking


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this article shows just how much special media shapes our culture, our way of life, and how we have adapted to it.

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KaitlynandSydney's curator insight, October 3, 2013 1:19 PM

This article fits into the social category because it talks about how social media is helping promote health issues

Kiann and Kenneth's curator insight, October 3, 2013 1:27 PM

This article relates to the socal interaction in Australia.

 

Social Media in Australia is popular. Social websites like twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more. Social media is changing our health in the way you sleep, your weight, and physical activity.

Geography Jordan & Danielle's curator insight, October 4, 2013 1:22 PM

Social media ia disrupting a big in AustraliaAustralia

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Politicians are powerless over Australia's economy - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Politicians are powerless over Australia's economy - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Australia, Antarctica, and Oceania and europe | Scoop.it
Australia is a very small country with a very open economy. These facts are sometimes easy to forget.
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Australia's economy is uncontrollable and the politicians are powerless against it.

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Politicians are weak against Australia's uncontrollable economy
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Religion-FactSheet.pdf

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This article describes Australia's different religions and how they have grown. I found it full of practical facts perfect for describing Australia religion.

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