Nicaragua’s government has proposed a project to build a canal three times the length of Panama’s, which will cut through forests, wetlands, native reserves and a lake. The purpose of this canal is to save time money and fuel for shipping companies. The canal’s route has already been determined and the number of ships that will pass each day. Nicaragua's government has already put the construction of the canal into the hands of Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development . The main problem is that the government did not perform any environmental studies before authorizing the construction of the... [+] Read more
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Many of us feel as though we are living in a post-racial society. We seem to be completely unaware that we continue to divide and stereotype one another into categories. We seem to be making efforts within our own racial division without exceeding these boundaries. We proceed in supporting one another from a distance. The article states, “Instead of a fight for the universal good we fight for an individual good that further strengthens division”
From a social sustainability perspective, we cannot continue to proceed in such a fashion. In investing all our efforts into our personal racial... [+] Read more
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We've all heard of the influenza virus. We've all probably even heard of the H5N1 virus (i.e. the bird flu virus). Not only are they highly contagious and dangerous, but they caused, and can still cause, widespread epidemics. They are scary. Indeed, they’re the reason people line up to get vaccinated as soon as rumors of a flu outbreak start. They’re also why people instinctively take a step back when someone nearby starts coughing.
So what's the issue? Well, some people (i.e. scientists with time on their hands) don't think these viruses are scary enough. Let that sink in for a minute.... [+] Read more
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Whether they are playing an organized sport in an amateur league or just playing with friends on an empty field, children everywhere enjoy playing different sports. The memories made and the lessons learned last a lifetime. However, recently a growing problem is interfering with children's desire to play: adult pressure. Parents constantly push their kids to do better in hopes that they would one day reach the “big leagues”. The constant pressures that a child faces lead to a disinterest in sport. Also, the widespread of children rankings and cuttings has lead to many heartbroken athletes... [+] Read more
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In September 2014, FIFA announced that the Women's World Cup would be held on artificial turf, a statement that leaded to some controversy. In fact, 40 women soccer players declared that they would fill a lawsuit for gender discrimination to have some equality with males. "They would never in a heartbeat think of putting anything less than grass for the men," Carrie Serwetnyk, former Canadian player said. "They'd protest. It would be a scandal" (News, CBC par.9). On the other side, Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani denied the issue and considered it as misinformation.
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Beauty Pageant contests are often perceived as an unrealistic perception of beauty. As Anne Thornley-Brown explained in the article on HuffingPost that was posted January 28, 2015 “How the Miss Universe Pageant Promotes Racial Biases and Beauty Stereotypes” represents an idea of the Pageants worst than unachievable natural beauty. Although beauty pageants such as Miss Universe and Miss World are negatively spoken about, they are at some point positive. It helps young women feel confident and boost their self-esteem. As the author said in her article; that people whom “do not feel... [+] Read more
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Memory is constructed by the things the person viewed and experienced, or… memory can also be constructed by external forces for example, according to what was discussed in the movie “Waltz with Bashir”, the doctor told Folman that the memory can also be made up when you saw a thing you never experienced was put in other stuffs that you were familiar with. The movie also told the audiences another way of how memory was constructed, and it was when people faced something they cannot hold it anymore, the person mighty pack their memory… became a film or picture, created an environment for he... [+] Read more
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The gender pay gap refers to the difference between the amounts of money paid to women and men, often for doing the same work, based on the average difference in gross hourly earnings of full time workers. Although, using hourly pay as a basis for calculating the gender pay gap can also mask specific differences in pay that go unrecorded, for example, bonus payments, performance-related pay or seasonal payments.
The causes of gender pay gap are many and different that... [+] Read more
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This article wrote about Yuzuru Hanyu. He is very good skater. But last month he collided to Chinese athlete and he received very big damage. But he took very good score and he will participation in NHK Trophy. So everyone pay attention that his recovery.
I like this story because he is very good ice skater.
Jack, G.(2014 ,November 25). Grand Prix Final Places on line at NHK Trophy. Japan Today. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/... [+] Read more
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College professors are always trying to find different ways to effectively teach material to their students. Some methods are not as effective at making sure the students fully understood the material that was being presented. One of the most traditional ways college professors teaches their students it by lecturing them. Lectures have proved not to be the best way to drive home points to your students. Eric Mazur, who is a physics professor at Harvard, discovered a new way to teach his students after his students did continually not... [+] Read more
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After reading humanity's fight, I remember two movies : the first is High crimes ( Carl Franklin ) with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd ; She want to have a beautiful family at all price. Also, she found an handsome man with all qualities to reassure. But a crime occures and provoked several ends which the fact indicatingthat her husband was a real criminal.May be, it is the reason who push men to say the women prefered the men like those in man box. The second is Remember me ( Allen Coulter ), here we have young girls who feel uncomfortable another young girl because she is different them.... [+] Read more
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Students often feel uninspired and sluggish when doing coursework. According to a recent study performed by Matthew Walker, discussed in "Naps Clear the Mind, Help You Learn" by LiveScience Staff, it was suggested taking a daily nap can greatly help you retain information. The experiment involved thirty-nine adults who were randomly placed in a nap or non-nap group. First, both groups were presented a task at noon which challenged their hippocampus, which is the region of “the brain that helps store fact-based memories” ("Naps Clear the Mind”). Both groups performed evenly. Then two... [+] Read more
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The case study I’ve chosen encounters a very large moral dilemma between economics, society and the environment. In Asia, there is a river located between Thailand and Vietnam who also touches parts of Laos and Cambodia which is extremely suitable for hydropower installations. In terms of the economical aspect, there are two arguments which goes in favour of the dams.
Firstly, if the plan succeeds, it will meet the rising need for electricity supply from Thailand and Vietnam in a cheap and affordable approach. Secondly, the hydropower while provide an increase in state revenue by 18%. The... [+] Read more
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In the article "Volunteers help clean vandalism from Cold Lake mosque", Josh Elliott writes about an incident of racism that occurred in Cold Lake, Alberta. On October 22nd, 2014, Canadians across the country were shocked by an attack on our nation's capital. This act of violence was brought by a Canadian born man, who converted to Islam, and left one Canadian soldier dead at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. However, this article is less about the attacks, and more about the aftermath of these attacks, specifically an event that occurred in Cold Lake. Two days after the attack, a board... [+] Read more
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My name is Ayano Ooshiro. I'm Japanese. It's nice to meet you!!!
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Hello my name is walt, nice to meet everyone.
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my name is Philipp and I'm studying political science and sociology in Potsdam.
I suppose i gotta intruduce myself a little bit more so here it goes.
I like sports (tennis, football (you might call it soccer), skiing), i play the bass and i like to read a lot. Furthermore dancing is quite amusing as well as culture in general. Well, that's pretty much it. If you feel the urge to know more about me feel free to ask.
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Since time itself, men have been wired to behave a certain way. We see it all the time, the strong heroic type being praised for being so tough and manly. Never showing emotion, never backing down from a fight; he is glorified. Now, on the other hand, we have the sweet and sensitive type of man who is ridiculed for being the way he is. All of these stereotypes of how a man should behave fit into something called the “Man Box”. On the outside of the box however, we find the rejects. The men who know it’s okay to shed a tear once in a while, who know women aren’t just sex objects. The fact that... [+] Read more
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In masculinity there is a concept called the ‘‘Man Box’’. Inside this box there are some particular words for how a man should act and some expectations or role that constitute conventional masculinity. For example the words Strong, Tough, Hard or Intimidating are in this box. But let’s not forget that outside this box there are some bad words that a man can be called if he does not respect the principle of this box. For example if a man is not acting like a man, based on the society he is in, he will be called a Pussy, a Faggot or even a Bitch. That is quite sad because a man has to conform... [+] Read more
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Whether one accepts it or not, men seek attention by putting themselves in situations involving violence, fights, verbal and/or physical abuse. Why? There is no reason a lot of the time. I am a witness to countless fights over the pettiest issues, involving my friends and a few times, me as well.
Is violence really the answer though? We convince ourselves that it is the answer to almost any unsolvable solution. So that means whoever wins the fight is right? I’m from Pakistan where violence and fights are very common in public. Violence, to men sets a level of power and pride amongst the by... [+] Read more
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