Posts Tagged Society

Local opinion article published June 23rd, “The colour of time: On pride”…

In keeping with my promise to occasionally publish local articles, I’m posting this opinion article published in Sunday’s Newsday newspaper where the writer presents a brief exploration on the effects of time eventually intermingled with colours… Enjoy it here: https://newsday.co.tt/2019/06/23/the-colour-of-time-on-pride/ Advertisements

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It’s International Yoga Day…

Today is International Yoga day which was first observed around the world on June 21st 2015. Read more about it at the following sites: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_Yoga https://www.un.org/en/events/yogaday/ http://www.guardian.co.tt/article/international-yoga-day-2019-6.2.860275.50f3a9e415

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As Water Scarcity Increases, Desalination Plants Are on the Rise…

After decades of slow progress, desalination is increasingly being used to provide drinking water around the globe. Costs for processing salt water for drinking water have dropped, but it remains an expensive option and one that creates environmental problems that must be addressed… Read about this rise in desalination processes here at Yale Environment 360: […]

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10 Signs You’re Being True to Yourself…

It’s painful and stressful to feel like you’re living a lie. Like you’re hiding how you really feel, saying what you think other people want to hear, and doing things you don’t actually want to do—just because you think you’re supposed to… A great article from Tiny Buddha, read it here: https://tinybuddha.com/blog/10-signs-youre-being-true-to-yourself/

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia…

Observed on May 17 every year… Read about it at the following sites: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_Against_Homophobia,_Transphobia_and_Biphobia https://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2019/05/17/idahot-2019-international-day-against-homophobia-transphobia-and-biphobia.print https://may17.org/ https://globaldimension.org.uk/event/international-day-against-homophobia/2019-05-17/ https://newsday.co.tt/2019/05/18/unaids-remove-discriminatory-laws-against-lgbti-people/

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The Invisible Effects of Social Media: When It’s Time to Stop Scrolling…

Here’s a thought provoking article for a social media engulfed world, read it here at Tiny Buddha: https://tinybuddha.com/blog/the-invisible-effects-of-social-media-when-its-time-to-stop-scrolling/

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A comprehensive map of how Alzheimer’s affects the brain…

Summary: Researchers performed the first comprehensive analysis of the genes altered in individual brain cells of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, allowing them to identify the distinctive cellular pathways affected in neurons and other types of brain cells… Read the full report on this research at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190501131400.htm

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Brunei’s Shariah Code & the New Stone Age (ipsnews.net)…

News and current affairs from ipsnews.net… KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 15 2019 (IPS) – Over a week ago – on April 3 – Brunei, the tiny South East Asian kingdom on the island of Borneo, announced its citizens would face the full force of the Shariah law… Read the full article here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/04/bruneis-shariah-code-new-stone-age/

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So Trinidad & Tobago is the happiest Caribbean country…

With yesterday being international happiness day (March 20th), it’s great to know that I live in the happiest Caribbean country even though we dropped a notch from last year, we’re in the 39th spot and the next Caribbean country after us is in the 50s… Read about the happiness report here: https://face2faceafrica.com/article/top-happiest-caribbean-countries-in-2019/2 And check out […]

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Why Are More Young People Having Heart Attacks?…

…According to a new study, heart attack rates are increasing in what may seem like an unlikely group: adults in their 20s and 30s… Read about this at LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/64945-heart-attacks-young-people.html

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International Women’s Day: Don’t Let Anyone Tell You How Far You Can Go…

BARCELONA, Mar 4 2019 (IPS) – The data – with its sexism and its gaps – shows us that many of the barriers girls experience are determined merely by their gender… Read the rest of this article at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/03/international-womens-day-dont-let-anyone-tell-far-can-go/

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A Global Imperative: Empowering Women is Critical for World’s Economy & People…

WASHINGTON DC, Mar 1 2019 (IPS) – March 8 marks International Women’s Day, which provides a chance to reflect on the struggle for greater gender equality… Read the rest of this article at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/03/global-imperative-empowering-women-critical-worlds-economy-people/

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2018…

Published by Transparency International, the Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries “by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys”, defining this corruption as a misuse of public power for private benefit… (See Wikipedia link) Here is a link to the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index as presented on the website […]

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Seas of Death and Hope…

STOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 11 2019 (IPS) – The Mediterranean Sea is currently a sea of death. On the 20th of June every year, i.e. The World Refugee Day, an organization called UNITED for Intercultural Action publishes a “List of Deaths”, summarising information on where, when and under which circumstances a named individual has died due to the “fatal […]

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Food Shocks Becoming More Frequent Due to Extreme Weather, Conflict…

An update on food production research from Yale Environment 360 considering increases in the frequency of such due to extreme weather events and geopolitical issues: https://e360.yale.edu/digest/food-shocks-becoming-more-frequent-due-to-extreme-weather-conflict

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From abuse to abortion laws: the world’s 12 hot topics in 2018…

I came across the following article from theguardian.com whilst randomly perusing some world news websites, and since the year is still rather new why not take a look back at some of the top newsmakers for 2018: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/31/from-abuse-to-abortion-laws-the-worlds-12-hot-topics-in-2018

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What The Mountain Taught the Mouse…

Jan 25 2019 (IPS-Partners) – (Tricontinental) – In June 1931, the Italian Communist Antonio Gramsci wrote a letter to Giulia Schucht, who lived in Moscow and with whom he had two children. One of the children – Delio – had taken an interest in literature, with a particular fascination for fantasy literature. This gave Gramsci, locked […]

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5 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do…

(intro from mindbodygreen.com) …the world is filled with people who are described as “mentally tough.” Yet, most of the examples we’re given are men… Read the full article here: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/5-things-mentally-strong-women-dont-do

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