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End of money – end of democracy?

http://www.nineoclock.ro/end-of-money-end-of-democracy/

by Rodica Pricop

Greek Prime-Minister George Papandreou’s decision to hold a referendum on the single currency rescue deal adopted by European leaders a week ago, after a marathon of heated negotiations, has caused panic in the world’s capitals as well as on financial markets.  Everywhere from Athens, Geneva, Berlin, Paris, London, Madrid to New York,…

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Added by Rodica Pricop on November 5, 2011 at 10:58 — No Comments

Population increase affects environment in Ghana

THE SOCIO-CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF THE NORTHERN POPULATION MADE THE LOCAL WOMAN OVERBURDENED IN SOCIETY

SPECIAL REPORT BY XINHUA…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on November 4, 2011 at 19:30 — No Comments

The great Indian middle class arrives- Is that enough

An article 'Protests awaken a Goliath in India' in the New York Times feels that the great Indian middle class which till recently were dismissed as apathetic towards electoral politics seems to have awakened from their slumbers and no longer appears  apathetic towards politics. The article goes on to attribute this change of attitude to the Anna Hazare movement.

Indeed, the Anna Hazare movement which later became 'I am Anna' movement' saw thousands of professionals, college students,…

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Added by Pratigyan Das on November 2, 2011 at 18:20 — No Comments

Tamale Teaching Hospital records 11 deliveries to mark World Population Day

The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) recorded 11 births in the early hours of Monday, October 31, 2011 as the world’s population is expected to hit the seven billion figure today.

Six male and five female babies were born through normal deliveries without any complications, Dr Patrick Adike, House Officer at the TTH told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview at Tamale on Monday.

He said the trend of population growth yearly at the hospital increased from 7, 000 in 2010 to…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on October 31, 2011 at 20:05 — 2 Comments

Elmina Castle post slave trade - a wonder of the African World

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Elmina Castle convinces with its powerful beauty and meaningful history in the Central Region of Ghana.



Elmina Castle, which was built in 1482 by the Portuguese, carried the nameSão Jorge da Mina and served as an important stop of the Atlantic slave trade.

 

Ghana was formerly known as Gold Coast where the…

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Added by Kerstin Tschernigg on October 27, 2011 at 11:41 — No Comments

Legalization of National Youth Employment Programme in Ghana

Parliament has been urged to legalize the operation of the National Youth Employment Programme as given to the National Health Insurance Scheme.

 

The Deputy National Coordinator of Monitoring and Evaluation of the programme, Kwesi Holison, disclosed this to journalists in the region. He added that the programme has been bedeviled with financial challenges, saying unlike the National Health Insurance Scheme that is heavily supported by 21/2 vat tax element. He said it is…

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Added by Kerstin Tschernigg on October 27, 2011 at 11:23 — No Comments

Medical treatment for 684 Ghanaian children

Volunteers made an impact on the lives of African children in Ghana's local communities



A glimpse of hope was given to 684 children by a unique medical outreach programme in the Central Region.



From malaria to malnutrition – the health problems of 684 young patients were treated in…

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Added by Kerstin Tschernigg on October 27, 2011 at 10:31 — 1 Comment

Some worst air crashes of 2010

By: Usman Aziz Malik

                                         Some worst air crashes of 2010

On 25 Jan 2010…

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Added by Malik Usman on October 26, 2011 at 13:03 — No Comments

Images of humanity



I was taking one of my regular walks this morning with my two dogs. It has gotten a bit colder now so our walks are getting shorter. As I came down to the big fountain in the middle of the street I noticed something on the stairs, it looked like a small black fur ball wrapped up around its tiny body.…

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Added by Elena Nikolovska on October 25, 2011 at 17:40 — No Comments

Laughing hearts - Charles Bukowski

Sometimes, each of us feel the need to rediscover life, our own. And sometimes, when we are in great need, we find, at random, that little thing which reminds us about the fact that our life is ours.

 

Laughing hearts- Charles Bukowski

 

your life is your life

don't let it be clubbed into dank…

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Added by Steliana Moraru on October 23, 2011 at 10:58 — No Comments

Antreprenoriatul social, ideile si oamenii care schimba lumea

David Bornstein, autor al cartii “ How to change the world: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas” , afirma ca “ Antreprenorii sociali identifica resurse acolo unde ceilalti oameni vad doar probleme. Ei vad in sateni o solutie, nu doar beneficiari pasivi. Ei incep cu asumarea competentelor si gasesc resurse in comunitatile pe care le deservesc”.

Am citit la un moment dat un articol care avea titlul “Pe tine ce te motiveaza sa schimbi lumea?”, care facea referire la exemple…

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Added by Steliana Moraru on October 22, 2011 at 15:29 — No Comments

Hunger coerce to work, says 10 year’s old Barkatt

By:Usman Aziz Malik

                                  Hunger coerce for work, says 10 year’s old Barkatt

Barkatt is waiter at a local Hotel in Taxila, Pakistan.He is in the 10th year’s of his early life. He seems at hotel lifted the Cup’s with…

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Added by Malik Usman on October 21, 2011 at 21:49 — 1 Comment

Trans-boundary Famine!

  In one of recently held international seminar in Pakistan, experts from various institutions of the world highlighted concerns related to various developmental processes, natural resource crisis and ignorance towards local governance system in the mountainous part of Himalaya. The experts highlighted…

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Added by K N Vajpai on October 21, 2011 at 13:10 — 6 Comments

Lost Himalayas

We boast, we host, and we are lost!



It sounds the legacy of mighty Himalaya and its people. Here, agencies seem boasting the urgency and the welfare of mountain ecosystem (!), while people in the region are hosting their dialogues with utmost…

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Added by K N Vajpai on October 21, 2011 at 13:05 — 1 Comment

How are you Europe? Can you recover?

 

We are facing these days a never seen EU and EURO financial, economical and social crisis due to several factors like China economy impact, weakness of certain EU countries' economy, industry, high autocracy, bureaucracy, high spending, high indebtedness, overall observable dramatically increase of living costs, energy costs, almost everything, while salaries, incomes are standing on the same historical level. The aging EU society is also a big problem.

 

In…

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Added by Mr. Laszlo Keki on October 20, 2011 at 20:30 — 2 Comments

Vote My participation in POETRY FOR PEACE CONTEST / U.N.

Cascade of memoires 


Shade teardrops fell down the eyes, 
Caressing the memoires of a moisture future. 


Though the thys to the upstanding sky 
Yelled for the loneliness of an angel 
Who begged for peoples' healing. 


Wrinkles, same the hectares of cedars 
Blowing the windy silence far away, 
Doves and pigeons wounded in an open of boundaries sky.…
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Added by Alexander Tanaskidis on October 17, 2011 at 15:18 — No Comments

If conflicts of interest hurt our credibility, why are always dealing with them?

As calls to the Society of Professional Journalists ethics hotlines have come in over the past year, it’s clear to me one area of ethics has distanced itself from the rest in terms of concerns, questions and complaints. That is conflicts of interest.



While much that needs to be said on this subject can be found in the “Act Independently” section of the SPJ Ethics Code, the concept of remaining independent from outside influences seems to evade more and more journalists these days.… Continue

Added by Kevin Z. Smith on October 16, 2011 at 4:38 — No Comments

what Australia media inquiry means to Murdoch world

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COMMENT 

 

London : Yet fresher scandal embroils Murdoch…

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Added by Jason Brown on October 15, 2011 at 9:50 — 1 Comment

Deformed Children are being killed in Ghana

by Albert Oppong- Ansah

 

Three-year old John the Baptist, who hails from Gnani, a community in the Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region, was born with a vein defect.

 

At the age of two, John’s parents wrapped him in white cloths and left him beside a public refuse dump.   His…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on October 15, 2011 at 6:34 — 1 Comment

The Guardian's open newsroom experiment

The Guardian announced the opening of a two weeks experiment which will invite readers to follow the work of their newsroom online. 

Readers will be able to comment and contribute on story pitches currently under development, as the website explains.

 

A step towards transparency in the media or a clever strategy to increase the pool of information journalists can…

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Added by claudia costa on October 14, 2011 at 20:15 — No Comments

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