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Politics (South America) Argentina Oil’s Bonanza Helping Too Few Led by Political Friends

Politics (South America) Argentina Oil’s Bonanza Helping Too Few Led by Political Friends | North and South America | Scoop.it
Explosions tear through the Vaca Muerta shale oil deposit, 3,100 meters beneath the desert in western Argentina, cracking open underground rock formations.

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Deals with South America's problem with oil?

 

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Politics - South America - Kendrick - As explosions go through the Vaca Muerta shale oil deposit, most of the profits and oil are being distributed to political figures.

 

What you should know: Political figures are strong in South America.

 

EQ: What do you think the result of this event will be?

 

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South America political

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Politics:  As explosions go through the Vaca Muerta shale oil deposit, most of the profits and oil are being distributed to political figures.

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Mexico teachers attack political offices

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Mexican teachers attack offices of four political parties in the state of Guerrero.

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Teachers in Mexico strike the political parties and are outraged. They want a education revamp.

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#171 Canadians can laugh at the cold | This gives me hope

#171 Canadians can laugh at the cold | This gives me hope | North and South America | Scoop.it
Until I moved to Canada in 1990, I figured that chunk of geography on the globe was just a colder U.S. I was wrong, of course, but that’s another sto...

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The area of Canada is very cold and continues to be.

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Atheists Are the Most Feared Group in America — But Why?

Atheists Are the Most Feared Group in America — But Why? | North and South America | Scoop.it

:: The number of those identifying as nonreligious has grown dramatically in the U.S. in recent years. The percentage of American adults not identifying with any religion in Pew Research polls has grown from barely 15% to nearly 20% in the last five years.  Much of this change comes from the fact that just 9% of those 65 and older do not identify with a religion, and they’re being replaced by youths with far higher rates. The amount of hate and distrust toward atheists in America is still astounding. ::

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The number of atheist in the United States are in increasing numbers and still growing.

 

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Is Australia the Face of Climate Change to Come?

Is Australia the Face of Climate Change to Come? | North and South America | Scoop.it
As extreme weather seems to accelerate globally, scientists believe events Down Under can help explain what to look for-and guard against.
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Wildfires in Australia causes damage of 1.52 billion dollars. This relates to geography because the climate has caused wildfires and damage to the environment.

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Social media is improving health literacy in Australia's indigenous population

Social media is improving health literacy in Australia's indigenous population | North and South America | Scoop.it

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 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.

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Chloe and Devynne's curator insight, October 3, 2013 1:12 PM

This artical talks about Australia social.  This article is a good article because its a very detailed article on what people are talking about.

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

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Social media ia disrupting a big in AustraliaAustralia

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Religion's place in Australia

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Religion's place in Australia...

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This article relates to religion is Australia and Oceania.

 

It is confirmed that Christianity is in trouble because in all these years it hasn't been truly Australianised.

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KaitlynandSydney's curator insight, October 3, 2013 1:22 PM

This article fits under the religion category. It talks about how Australia is an easy going religious country, and does not have any strict policies. It is mostly Christian and celebrates mayn't of the mainstream traditions.

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This article is connected to the religion because it states all the the unbalanced qualities of Australia's church and religious beliefs. They are still under determination of establishing a church in Australia and the only thing stopping them is section 116 in the legislative branch. Australia is unlike many in their category of religion, religious beliefs, and their practices
delaneygrimes-sarahmcfadyen's curator insight, October 6, 2013 9:04 PM

This article is connected to "religion" because it states all the the unbalanced qualities of Australia's church and religious beliefs. They are still under determination of establishing a church in Australia and the only thing stopping them is section 116 in the legislative branch. Australia is unlike many in their category of religion, religious beliefs, and their practices.

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Think you know Latin America? Take our geography quiz.

Think you know Latin America? Take our geography quiz. | North and South America | Scoop.it
Time to brush up on your South America geography? This is the perfect place to start.

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This article teaches and tells you about South America's.  It also has a little quiz that explains how Latin America's Geography works.

 

 

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Alcohol and Minorities: An Update

Alcohol and Minorities: An Update | North and South America | Scoop.it

this shows and expailns the influence of alchol on minority groups and the data of the minority groups. it tells about all the conseqquences and the reasons behind the alcholism. it also tells about the bilogical factors and the social factors.


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Minorities in America have more risk of alcoholism.

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Latin Americans combat crime with smartphones and social media | TheGuardian.com

Latin Americans combat crime with smartphones and social media | TheGuardian.com | North and South America | Scoop.it

In Latin America, where violent crime rates are six times higher than in any other region, and where most residents have reported distrust in the state's ability to fight crime, several communities have taken to social media to boost security, say analysts.

 

"Violent crime in Latin America undermines the social fabric of communities [and poses] a major human security threat to populations who live in slum areas," says Vanda Felbab-Brown, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a US-based non-profit security policy group.

 

Violent crime has soared in the past decade with murder rates for South and central America four times the global average in 2011, at 29 per 100,000 people, according to a 2013 UN Development Programme (UNDP) report.

 

In parallel, internet access in Latin America has multiplied thirteenfold in the past decade, providing communities with an alternative way to report crimes in near anonymity, share information on violent hotspots, mobilise community policing and organise protests calling for greater security.

 

"The use of big data and social media can allow for the scale, speed and specificity that most traditional approaches [to fighting crime] lack," Igarapé Institute director Robert Muggah told IRIN from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he manages security and development projects across the region.

 

While governments, such as those of Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, have made efforts in the past decade to improve police forces, continued mistrust in public institutions (alongside fear of drug gangs) has led to what the Igarapé Institute calls "horizontal citizen-to-citizen initiatives" – ordinary people banding together with smartphones and social media to protect themselves from crime.

 

But while social media is a potent tool to stem violence, it is merely reactive, and cannot replace economic development in crime-ridden neighbourhoods, or a long-term police presence to build community trust, say experts.

 

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The crime rate in Latin America is very high and on growing.

 

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andrew desrochers's curator insight, May 5, 2015 2:47 PM

How do you think the police forces in Brazil and Latin America can handle this crime? Why do you think the crime is so high in these countries?

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Federal government seeks firm to 'monitor' social media content - MetroNews Canada

Federal government seeks firm to 'monitor' social media content - MetroNews Canada | North and South America | Scoop.it
Toronto Star Federal government seeks firm to 'monitor' social media content MetroNews Canada Tweets, public Facebook posts and YouTube videos could soon be subject to round-the-clock scrutiny by the federal government, a procurement document...

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Socialmedia in Canada is now being monitored more closely.

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Ethan and Alex's curator insight, December 1, 2013 1:33 PM

This ties into North America and Canada becasue it is about the Toronto government wanting to monitor social media. They want to keep an eye on their citizens.

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This article represents social because Canada has chosen to monitor social media  sites like Twitter, Facebook,YouTube, etc.  this will track what people do on social media sites like these and how people use them.

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Australia's most senior-ranked Catholic says Jews 'intellectually and morally inferior' - Telegraph

Australia's most senior-ranked Catholic says Jews 'intellectually and morally inferior'  - Telegraph | North and South America | Scoop.it
Australia's most senior-ranked Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, has apologised for comments during a debate with Richard Dawkins in which he claimed the Jews were an intellectually and morally inferior people.
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This article connects to the topic"intellectual" in Australia and Oceania.

 

Senior ranked Catholics say that Jews are morally inferior people. There is many conflict going on with Catholics and Jews in Australia.

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Our government | australia.gov.au

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This connects to the topic political in Australia and Oceania.

 

Australia's government is defined by a written constitution and monarchy. This article sums up the government of Australia.

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Tourism Australia's Latest Video May Be One of the Most Inspiring Travels Ads of 2013

Tourism Australia's Latest Video May Be One of the Most Inspiring Travels Ads of 2013 | North and South America | Scoop.it

"Tourism Australia, Australia’s apex tourism organization charged with promoting the giant country, is really good at consistently putting out great videos, and the latest video does not disappoint."


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This article connects to the economy of Australia and Oceania.

 

Tourism in Australia is growing because of the recent videos of promoting Australia. The more tourists they attract, the more money they will make.

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Ethan and Alex's curator insight, October 3, 2013 1:12 PM

Tourism is economic because it is business. tourism has changed Australia in more ways than one

Jason, Charlie's curator insight, October 3, 2013 1:28 PM

This article represents the Economic part of Australia. Tourism is a major business aspect of Autralian. It brings in hundreds of thousands of dollars to Australia. This video is an amazing representation of the wonders of Autralia. A breath taking video that makes anyone watching want it to walk into the video and go to this amazing place. Truly a masterpiece.