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Divorce on the rise... - New Vision

Divorce on the rise... - New Vision | Possibilities Conflict and Prejudice _ Tan Yan Ting | Scoop.it
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Divorce on the rise...
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Sources in the judiciary attribute the 2012 decline in divorce rates to the Children and Family Courts handled by grade one magistrates.

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Christopher Pearsall's curator insight, June 9, 2013 2:32 PM

It is interesting how 6 months into the year with 32 divorces in total so far Uganda looks at their marriage situation as one in crisis.  It is quite a diverse picture from the U.S. where tens of thousands of divorces occur each year.  Yet blaming improper upbringing on the problem seems an old notion that people are often quick to jump to.  


A parent or even extended family cannot realistically control the behavior or values that some of the younger members of the family may have if those younger members do not accept the teachings and morals that have been placed before them.


Reasonable efforts at proper upbringing are what we can expect in today's more modern culture, but proper upbringing does not insure or guarantee adherence to the standard exemplified by the parents or grandparents or both if there are competing values being taught, shown in the media, or even as demonstrated by those around us who for whatever reason we may place a value on their actions even if they go totally against the family upbringing.


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How Singapore creates its economic miracles | Globe and Mail

How Singapore creates its economic miracles | Globe and Mail | Possibilities Conflict and Prejudice _ Tan Yan Ting | Scoop.it

 

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.

 

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I can see that Singapore’s economy is getting better and improving over the past 50 years. However, recently it had met some crisis. There are many different crises from other affecting countries especially in Europe which might affect Singapore economy. Even though there are lots of crisis happening inSingapore, many companies and organization from all other countries are still willing to set up and develop in Singapore to help Singapore to diversify and counter the problem. That makes me think that we are actually very honoured and lucky to have countries from all the over the world to help us. However, I think that Singapore should be independent and do something to help itself despite of all those limitations.  I wonder what will happen if other countries did not step in to assist and help Singapore. Will Singapore be able to pull through the crisis ourselve? 

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:13 AM

I see that the economy of Singapore has hetting better but recently, the progress hadbecome slower because of many things that happened which hit hard on our economy.Many countries were affected, including Singapore as our economy relies mainly on exports. Despite this, many big organisations and businesses are willing to set up companies and develop in Singapore. I think that there is still alot that Singapore can do and offer despite the challenges it is facing and the limitations it has.Eventhough things may have been slowing down, Singapore still receives offers. The reason Singapore is slowing down is because since Singapore is such a small country, the amount of natural resources we have here is very limited. Despite the limited and small space, Singapore is not affected as there are still people who wants to work and start businesses here. This shows that Singapore has done a great job making itself known to the world, and has already found a space for itself.

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:44 AM

After reading this article, I found out that Singapore's econmy has boomed since its independence. However this is only due as Singapore has traded with other countries in order to survive. On one end, this sounds great as Singapore is thriving due to this but, on the other end, this is also worrying as this clearly shows that Singapore is dependent on other countries in order to survive. This clearly shows us that Singapore is extremely vulnerable. However after ssingapore survived the SARS, H5N1 and the H1N1 period, I believe that the future of this nation is bright.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 11:13 AM

As we all know , Singapore is a young nation which has been rediscovered and rebuilt a few years ago. Singapore may be small and that it doesn't have any nature resources but it's position in the world is what makes it stands out. It started of as a port and has slowly been created to how it is now , a successful country , the country which practices meritocracy which is known worldwide. All of these wouldn't have happened if our forefather's didn't protect and built our country well. This is their results of their hard work. However , as it is , Singapore is a very tiny red dot on the globe and is extremely vulnerable to everything that's happening in the world. However , no matter how many crisis we faced we're still standing as strong as ever because we didn't give up , we singaporeans all have a sense of belonging and we all fought and stood with singapore when it was weak. Nowadays , competition is really getting more and more intense as the days , the hours , the minutes and the seconds past. Its like between everyone and everything , there's a competition going on , no matter big or small , all of us are under intense pressure , trying our very best to be the victor. This is why , i hope that this article which is published would make an impact to all its reader's out there , slapping them in their face that they would definitely have to step up and work together to maintain how everything is now. Once they stop and start turning lazy , everything will just go down and i really don't want to think how it will be then. Thus i hope that since singapore has survived so many major crisis , we would forever be like this , the bright and successful nation which everyone looks up to.

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People Present Themselves in Ways That Counteract Prejudices Toward Their Group

People Present Themselves in Ways That Counteract Prejudices Toward Their Group | Possibilities Conflict and Prejudice _ Tan Yan Ting | Scoop.it

Individuals from stigmatized groups choose to present themselves in ways that counteract the specific stereotypes and prejudices associated with their group, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

 

“People often think of prejudice as a simple, single phenomenon — general dislike for members of other groups — but recent research suggests that there are actually multiple, distinct types of prejudice,” says graduate student Rebecca Neel, who conducted the research with her advisor Steven Neuberg and post-doctoral scholar Samantha Neufeld at Arizona State University.


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YanTingg. ♔'s insight:

I can see that there are many types of prejudice and can be expressed in many ways. For example, prejudice against people who are obese, or a certain race or are a certain religion or even a different living standard. These make people think that they are of different level from other people and treat them differently from how they treat people who they think are at the same level as them. I think that prejudice can hurt someone's feelings and cause them to be emotionally unstable and may even lead to other illnesses such as depression after those prejudices from everyone. I think that this is also very unfair as are treating people in a way that they do not deserve it. I wonder what if someone is prejudice against those who usually prejudicing others? Will they accept it? Will it finally stop them from doing so too?

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Alif's curator insight, June 28, 2013 6:19 AM

There are more than one type of prejudice. This kind of prejudice is very obvious. Such common are prejudice against a specific religion or against people who are obese. With the prejudice still intact in certain minds, humans may no longer live as one. People who go against a certain religion will try to live as far as possible.Simple prejudice like ignoring non-beautiful girls or non-handsome boys is very common. This may lead these left out people to feel depressed or even make them think that their life is unfair and there is no reason for them to live any longer. People may use prejudice as a form of entertainment to joke around but have they thought if they themself was being prejudicised, how will they feel. Leaving prejudice is one step closer to a having a happy environment. I strongly feel prejudice should stop.

Bernice Phua Rui Yi's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:27 AM

There are many different types of prejudices. Some of which could be things like being of a different race, culture and sharing different religious beliefs. It could also be prejudice like being against people who are not as thin compared to them. I personally think that it is not necessary to judge or look down on people. We should all learn to accept one another for who we are and know that doing such things doesn't bring any good to others, all it does is bring them down and we never what they may end up doing.

Teoh Jun Fang's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:16 AM

(See-Think-Wonder) From this article, I can see that there are lots of different kinds of prejudice and they are expressed in many ways. Prejudice caused many people to have low self-esteem. It made people feel upset with their flaws. Honestly, I feel that prejudice will never stop around the world unless people stop judging one another and are willing to accept their flaws and how different they are from others. I think that everyone is unique in their own ways no matter what. I wonder how the world would be like if there was no prejudice?

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Mind-controlled devices reveal future possibilities

Mind-controlled devices reveal future possibilities | Possibilities Conflict and Prejudice _ Tan Yan Ting | Scoop.it

Bin He, Ph.D., leads a team of scientists and engineers who are working on a device that allows human subjects to control the flight of small, remote-controlled helicopters using only their minds. The researchers believe this technology has the potential to restore mobility and independence to individuals suffering from neuromuscular disorders and paralysis, and could enhance the natural motor functions of pilots, surgeons and ordinary citizens. 


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YanTingg. ♔'s insight:

 I see that this article talks about how Bin He, Ph.D., leads a team of scientists and engineers who are working on a device that allows human subjects to control the flight of small, remote-controlled helicopters using only their minds . I can also see that there are many different ways to improve life as technology is getting more advanced. With technology, people now can even find out about their future. I think that this invention is really interesting and useful because things can be easily done without the use of hands which is suitable for people who are super lazy to move. I wonder if this device can be further improvised to help the disabled people to make their life easier.  However, I would like to challenge what if human beings like us get so use to technology and over reliant on technology that one day when we run out of electricity what will these scientist do to help us? What can they do?

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leung tak poon's comment, June 28, 2013 6:25 AM
I could refer form the article above that there are various types of way to improve our daily life using the capabilities of technology. It mention about this group of scientists and engineers working on a experiment that allows humans to control certain type of device by just using their minds without the movement of their physical body. By the end of this article , I hope that this invention could be used in the future to help those who are physically incapable to do something that they always wanted to.
Shameerza's curator insight, June 28, 2013 6:32 AM

From this article, i can see that Bin He, Ph.D, leads a team of scientists and engineers who are working on a device that allows human to control it by mind. I think that this invention is really fascinating and useful. By planting electrodes in the brain, by a single thought, it allows the beholder to control and move things. I wonder if this is powerful enough to lift heavy objects. In conclusion, this great invention, may lead into a greater and improved human technology in which will give us the power to levitate, move and control objects with only the power of a thought without using strength. 

Tan Wenjia Polar Beary's curator insight, June 29, 2013 5:42 AM

Using see think wonder. The articles talkes about how Bin He ph D, and his teams of scientisits and engineers work on the device that allows human subjects to control the flight of small, remote-controlled helicopters using only their mind. This shows that we can turn our imaginations into possibilities. I feel that this article can influence younger generation to turn their imaginations into reality.

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How Does Divorce Affect Kids?

How Does Divorce Affect Kids? | Possibilities Conflict and Prejudice _ Tan Yan Ting | Scoop.it
Wondering how divorce affects children? Here's what you need to know, from Judith Wallerstein, an internationally recognized authority on the effects of divorce on children and the co-author of "Surviving The Breakup: How Children And Parents Cope...

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Zachary melocchi's comment, February 23, 2013 5:14 PM
And when they reach young adulthood, they fear betrayal and decide not to fall in love or marry because, "If you don't marry then you don't divorce."
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Miliband calls for improved integration of immigrants to reduce pressures of a multi-ethnic society

Miliband calls for improved integration of immigrants to reduce pressures of a multi-ethnic society | Possibilities Conflict and Prejudice _ Tan Yan Ting | Scoop.it

The Labour leader Ed Miliband today called for an overhaul of housing and employment policy – and a concerted drive to teach English to recent immigrants – in an effort to improve integration and reduce the strains of a multi-ethnic society.

He admitted that the last Government made serious mistakes over immigration, underestimating the capacity of some communities to adapt to new arrivals. He also conceded that it had blundered by adopting an open-doors policy for new arrivals from the East European countries that joined the EU in 2004.

Under his proposals, Labour would expect migrants to learn English, tackle landlords who cram newcomers into overcrowded houses and ban recruitment agencies from seeking workers only from particular countries or ethnic groups...


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YanTingg. ♔'s insight:

From this article, I can see that Ed Miliband is trying to encourage immigrants to speak English once they had migrated to Great Britain and endorse a multi- ethnic society.  He believes that everyone should be treated equally so that there will not be disputes and separation between different communities in the country. He also believes that they should be able to speak English to ensure effective communication and everyone will be able to understands so that all the citizens and all foreigners will be treated fairly. I think he does not want separation between different communities in the country hence it makes him a good influence for everyone to follow. I wonder if his plan will succeed and if people will be convinced by it.

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:02 AM

Ed Miliband feels that everyone in Great Britiasn should know how to speak English and it is important for everyone to know the language. He wants a multi-ethnic society in Great Britian. With everyone being able to speak a common language ideas and opinions could be easily brought up towards creating this multi-ethnic society. It is important for the people to communicate and agree on it. As different opinions may cause conflict in the community

Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:06 AM

Ed Miliband feels that everyone in Great Britiasn should know how to speak English and it is important for everyone to know the language. He wants a multi-ethnic society in Great Britian. With everyone being able to speak a common language ideas and opinions could be easily brought up towards creating this multi-ethnic society. It is important for the people to communicate and agree on it. As different opinions may cause conflict in the community

Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:16 AM

Ed Miliband feels that everyone in Great Britiasn should know how to speak English and it is important for everyone to know the language. He wants a multi-ethnic society in Great Britian. With everyone being able to speak a common language ideas and opinions could be easily brought up towards creating this multi-ethnic society. It is important for the people to communicate and agree on it. As different opinions may cause conflict in the community

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From rags to riches: Singapore’s success stories | Five Stars And a Moon

From rags to riches: Singapore’s success stories | Five Stars And a Moon | Possibilities Conflict and Prejudice _ Tan Yan Ting | Scoop.it
Who are some of Singapore’s most successful business executives? How did they grow their businesses from their humble beginnings?

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YanTingg. ♔'s insight:

These rags-to-riches stories helped me realise that some of Singapore’s most inspirational businessmen or women and entrepreneurs had humble beginnings before they became successful. In the earlier years of their lives, maybe they had a difficult childhood all of them had something missing, something that they are in lack of, be it their family’s financial capabilities, lack of utilities, being born into poverty, or perhaps, being an orphan. They had to work extremely hard to provide for themselves and their family. However they did not give up and managed to overcome those challenges. Hence, their determination is what drives every one of them to success.

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Seah Jun Hao Reynard's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:12 AM

I see that their hard work and perseverance has paid off. I think they have worked very hard and went through many obstacles to become successful. I wonder if everyone was like that, would becoming successful be 'successful'?

Jasmine Goh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:43 PM

After reading this article, I know that it is not easy to achieve success. The people in this article came from different backgrounds but they all faced setbacks in order to become successful. Although they struggled, these businessmen and businesswomen were able to achieve success through their determination as well as their willingness to sacrifice. Many of them took up several jobs to pay for their education fees. They were humble and had the courage to take risks. Through their hard work and effort, they eventually became successful. I think that if you want to be successful in life, you must have the determination to achieve your goal and believe that you are able to survive through the obstacles faced in the process. These people serve as my role model as they are local and they inspire me to work harder in everything I do. I wonder if they ever had the thought of giving up at the most difficult times in their lives.

ETD's curator insight, February 17, 2014 3:13 AM

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