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International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA5), Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Image by CGIAR Climate
On 24-31 March 2011, CCAFS participated in the 5th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA 5), hosted by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and partners in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The aim of the event was to "Upscale Community-based Adaptation", which involves both knowledge transfer and policy implementation. 350 delegates from 60 countries participated and went on a three-day field trip to different sites in the Dhaka region, sites which demonstrated different impacts from climate change, and different community-based adaptation measures.
Photo: N.A. Omolo

In the picture: Researchers in the field.

For more information about this event, read our related blog stories "Community-based adaptation: the missing link" and "Scaling up community based adaptation: coping or adaptation strategies?"

International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA5), Dhaka, Bangladesh
International development policy
Image by CGIAR Climate
On 24-31 March 2011, CCAFS participated in the 5th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA 5), hosted by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and partners in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The aim of the event was to "Upscale Community-based Adaptation", which involves both knowledge transfer and policy implementation. 350 delegates from 60 countries participated and went on a three-day field trip to different sites in the Dhaka region, sites which demonstrated different impacts from climate change, and different community-based adaptation measures.
Photo: N.A. Omolo

In the picture: a flood proof homestead

For more information about this event, read our related blog stories "Community-based adaptation: the missing link" and "Scaling up community based adaptation: coping or adaptation strategies?"

Conference: A MORE ACCESSIBLE ARCTIC: MYTHS, FACTS AND ISSUES AHEAD
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Image by Polish Institute of International Affairs
On 1 March 2011 Embassy of Embassy of Canada to Poland and the Polish Institute of International Affairs organized a conference devoted to Arctic region.
“This half-day conference brought together Polish and Canadian Arctic experts and decision
makers to support and consider the emerging discussion in Poland on this important region.

Poland has been a distinguished member of the Arctic research community and a prominent
Observer State of the Arctic Council since its inception. While to Canadians the Arctic is home,
and to Polish researchers it is a challenging but familiar workplace, to much of the international
community and indeed Polish society it remains relatively unknown or misunderstood. Far from
being a ‘wild west’ frontier as it is sometimes portrayed, the Arctic is a well-governed and
thriving homeland to numerous indigenous communities with enormous development potential.

Canada’s vision for the Arctic is that of a stable region with clearly defined boundaries, dynamic
economic growth and trade, vibrant Northern communities, and healthy and productive
ecosystems. The Arctic Council is for Canada the well-established and principal forum for
international cooperation in these areas. Poland’s vision of the Arctic is similar, as an observer
in the Arctic Council, which convenes and supports sustained dialogue and cooperation.

Canada, like Poland, has made a strong commitment to Arctic science—the foundation for sound
policy- and decision-making on the environment. Canada was the single largest financial
contributor to International Polar Year research activities and has announced the construction
of a state of the art international High Arctic research facility in Cambridge Bay, and Poland
maintains a world-class scientific research base in Spitsbergen. New opportunities and
challenges are emerging across the Arctic, in part as a result of climate change and the pursuit
of resources. While this may well support social and economic development, it may also bring
new environmental threats, search and rescue incidents, civil emergencies and, potentially
even illegal activity*”.

*Quote from conference’s agenda

Need Help With Geography & Global History Homework , HELP PLEASE!?

Question by Edwin B: Need Help With Geography & Global History Homework , HELP PLEASE!?
1. Many modern-day african nations have had difficulty uniting their people because the people
A) Have strong tribal ties
B) Are still loyal to the former colonial power
C) Do not wish to remain in africa
D) Are unwilling to accept authority figures

2. Which statement about the Green Revolution is most accurate?
A) It reduced the amount of chemical pollutants in the enviroment.
B) It increased food output in many developing countries.
C) It decreased dependence on fossil fuels.
D) It attempted to end colonial rule.

3. Most traditional societies are similiar in that
A) They place great emphasis on the freedom of the individual
B) They tend to resist social change
C) All of their members are approximately equal in wealth and social status
D) They have contributed little of lasting importance to the development of civilization

4. Which topic is central to the study of economics?
A) Tracking the development and spread of diseases
B) Understanding the causes of ethnic rivalries
C) Examining the distribution and use of limited resources
D) Studying the growth and role of political parties

Best answer:

Answer by Kent
1 A
2 Probably none of the above.
3 B
3 C
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Silicon Valley-based University, ITU to Sponsor the 2012 Symposium of Ideas; An Event Presented by Infuse Entrepreneurship Foundation

Silicon Valley-based University, ITU to Sponsor the 2012 Symposium of Ideas; An Event Presented by Infuse Entrepreneurship Foundation











San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 11, 2012

ITU (International Technological University), a graduate university based in Silicon Valley, will be sponsoring the 2012 Symposium of Ideas presented by Infuse Entrepreneurship Foundation on Friday, May 11, 2012. The event will be hosted at the Brocade Amphitheatre in San Jose from 6pm – 9pm. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $ 5 and it is expected that 120 attendees will be present. The event is open to the public.

The Infuse Entrepreneurship Foundation sponsors entrepreneurial projects for students of inner-city schools which provide students with hands-on experience developing product-based businesses that solve a social or economic problem. Students this year were challenged to develop their product solutions with a green or clean technology.

During the 2012 Symposium of Ideas, students will present their final projects to a panel of judges, including:

    Treb Ryan, CEO of OpSource
    Amie Gray of Data Key Consulting
    Paul Whitney of Data Direct Networks
    Ian MacDonald of Infinera Corporation
    Kevin Stizes, Co-Founder and COO of Moonblink Communications
    And Darlene Tennes, Founder of CassQ.

Students will be competing for the opportunity to win scholarships as well as coveted internships with Silicon Valley Green and Biotechnology Firms. Three of those internships will be with Silicon Valley based graduate university, ITU.

“I have been a guest speaker at ITU on prior occasions,” said Angele Jean Thomas, Founder of Infuse Entrepreneurship Foundation. “By offering internships to our high school students, students can witness firsthand, through ITU’s global business model, how they can create their very own companies.”

As a part of their commitment to innovative educational solutions, ITU supports entrepreneurial students in bringing their ideas and technologies to market. An in-house patent and ownership policy and process framework and leading industrial expertise helps students develop their research, patent their innovations, and build a successful business model.

About ITU

With seven strong departments providing high quality academic and practical training, ITU offers distinctive graduate level certificates, Master’s, and doctorate level programs in electrical engineering, computer/software engineering, engineering management, international business, interdisciplinary sciences, and digital arts. ITU degree programs aim to educate competent engineers, managers and administrators with a deep understanding of professional ethics, intellectual property law, environmental protection and other contemporary issues.

ITU has been granted candidacy status by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is also recognized by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE),. WASC Candidacy status places ITU among the recognized list of institutions on the U.S. Department of Education’s database of recognized institutions of higher learning and the Council for Higher Education’s Listing of Accredited and Candidate Institutions (CHEA).























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Mary Washington Healthcare Nurse Wins National Spirit of Women Healthcare Hero Award

Mary Washington Healthcare Nurse Wins National Spirit of Women Healthcare Hero Award











MWHC Chief Nursing Officer, Marianna Bedway (left), Gail Perkins (right) 2012 Spirit of Women National Healthcare Hero

Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) June 15, 2012

At the local Spirit of Women Awards hosted by Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) in May, Gail Perkins, was named Regional Spirit of Women Healthcare Hero, along with a Young Person Role Model and Community Hero. As the regional winner, Perkins qualified to be in the running for the national award, along with other regional Healthcare Heroes throughout the country. On Thursday, June 14, Gail Perkins began her reign as the 2012 National Spirit of Women Healthcare Hero.

Gail was nominated locally for her dedication to the health and safety of women in the Fredericksburg region through her efforts in the Mary Washington Healthcare Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program and her advocacy for women and children who have been victims of sexual violence.

Gail’s nomination addresses how she has actively pursued the development of the Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center in Spotsylvania, VA—a child-friendly facility where children of abuse can go to be interviewed, receive forensic exams. Safe Harbor also provides community services for counseling and therapy to assist children in their healing process. She also works hard to educate other MWHC Emergency Department staff on recognizing the signs of abuse and knowing the right steps to take when abuse is identified.

In July, Gail will be honored nationally for her service at the Spirit of Women National Executive Meeting Breakfast in Boca Raton, Florida.























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I have several ideas for my presidency. Do you think it would be successful?

Question by : I have several ideas for my presidency. Do you think it would be successful?
I have a few ideas for my presidency.

Environmental:
Send garbage to recycling facilities instead of landfills.
Protect blue green algae from water contaminants, because they give off 71% of the earth’s oxygen.

Foreign Policy:
Pull out of war immediately.
Try to enforce sustainability onto countries such as Brazil, which carry much of the earth’s resources.
Strengthen our relationships with neighbors.

Education:
Increase quality of education by setting certain standards.
Create teacher’s jobs by contract so bad teachers can be fired without union involvement.
Remove “God” from our public education, because most first world countries are secularized.
Teach kids more economics.

Economy:
Cut taxes until the economy improves completely.
In order to boost the economy, the government may “give back” some of the money it owes us.
The goverment does not “bail out” the businesses that got us in the mess.
Pay back China slowly once conditions improve

Healthcare:
Once the economy recovers, establish an optional public healthcare for the poor.

Immigration:
Less strict enforcement of borders. Mexican immigrants cross for jobs and education, so they help the economy.

Military:
Increase funds for new military technology.
Allow gays and females all military rights.

Gun laws:
Loosen gun laws. People are safer when there are less restrictions

Transportation:
Establish more public transportation systems that span farther distances.
Improve state collaboration on highways.
Create safety laws for all states to follow. Seatbelts save lives.

Family Rights:
Recognize same sex marriage.
Ban abortions. The baby is a seperate being with seperate DNA. Adoption can replace abortion.

Job Rights:
Increase regulations against job discrimination.
Protect certain information of the job applicant.
Require applicants to show their criminal record.

Drug laws:
Legalize certain psychoactive drugs to reduce drug violence.

That about sums up my policies. If I was a president, I would try to accomplish all of these goals.
I am not a democrat. I lean libertarian, but this isn’t the case with everything.
I believe in removing god from government. He is an entity we can choose to believe in and does not deserve my tax money. If this nation accepts secularity, it will become more tolerant.
Meklar, I can see you have some disputes with me. Blue green algae will have greater issues with certain toxic wastes. I majored in biology.

Believe it or not, the U.S. Population is fairly constant. It is the third world countries that have a rapid population increase.

Fetuses are a seperate HUMAN life.
Meklar, you have however, made some good points otherwise.
How is same sex marriage wrong? They’re not harming anybody.

If you are opposed realise this. They will get married anyway. The government is just making it harder on them as taxpayers if they are not recognised.

Best answer:

Answer by Tyler
You sound like a Democrat.

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Baby Car Seats Crash Test Information?

Question by shady20001978: Baby Car Seats Crash Test Information?
Newborn and Baby
Consumer Reports Magazine Crash test worries

In its February 2007 issue, Consumer Reports magazine reported on crash tests it performed to test the safety of car seats. The results were not encouraging.

Most of the infant car seats tested by Consumer Reports “failed disastrously” in crashes at speeds as low as 56 km/h. The seats came off their bases or twisted in place, the report said. In one case, a test dummy was hurled more than nine metres.

Of the 12 car seats tested, Consumer Reports said it could recommend only two, and it urged a U.S. federal recall of the poorest performing seat, the Evenflo Discovery, which is not sold in Canada.

All the car seats passed U.S. standards — but Consumer Reports argues those standards should be raised.

To be sold in Canada and the United States, an infant seat must perform adequately in a 48 km/h frontal crash, and Consumer Reports found that all but the Discovery did so. But it noted that the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducts its crash tests for new cars at higher speeds — 56 km/h for frontal crashes and 61 km/h for side crashes — so the magazine tested the seats at those speeds.

“It’s unconscionable that infant seats, which are designed to protect the most vulnerable children, aren’t routinely tested the same as new cars,” said Consumer Reports’ Don Mays, a product safety director.

The only seats that passed all the tests were the Baby Trend Flex-Loc and the Graco SnugRide with EPS — expanded polystyrene foam — both selling for about $ 90 US. Consumer Reports urged parents shopping for seats to buy one of those two, but it also noted that “any child car seat is better than no seat at all.”

It also said some seats performed better when attached by vehicle safety belts than when attached with the LATCH system. The system, which stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, includes belts that hook the base of a car seat to metal anchors in the vehicle.

Consumer Report Article
On January 4, 2007, Consumer Reports published a safety alert in the U.S. claiming that most infant car seats failed their new front- and side-crash evaluation tests. The report also claims that of 12 seats tested, only two performed well: the Baby Trend Flex-Loc and the Graco SnugRide with EPS (i.e., expanded polystyrene). Only six of the twelve infant car seat models chosen by Consumer Reports for this testing are officially certified for and marketed in Canada. They are: the Graco SnugRide; the Peg-Perego Primo Viaggio SIP; the Evenflo Embrace V; the Graco SafeSeat; the Safety 1st Designer 22; and the Combi Centre ST.
Transport Canada wants to reassure the Canadian travelling public that the Department’s collision investigations and data analyses do not support the results obtained by Consumer Reports. When car seats are used correctly, they perform effectively in motor vehicle collisions and child occupants are afforded optimum protection.

The Department takes the safety of children travelling in vehicles very seriously and is continually working to improve crash protection for children through research, development and enforcement of safety regulations, participation in various national and international committees that work on policy development, and public awareness campaigns.

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Satish Kumar and Local Greenlinks – building a local green economy

At Local Greenlinks tradefair, the Editor of Resurgence Magazine talks about Economy and Ecology – the true meaning of managing our home

Solve for X: Andreas Raptopoulos on physical transport

Solve for X is a forum to encourage and amplify technology-based moonshot thinking and teamwork. www.wesolveforx.com G+ goo.gl We take it for granted today that you can put data out on the Internet and it will sort of magically move to anywhere else on the planet. What if there were a Matternet that could do the same thing with physical objects? Sounds like FedEx, perhaps, but what if this worked even where there were no roads? Andreas explains how this could be done. Andreas Raptopoulos is the founder and CEO of Matternet, launching a new paradigm for transportation using a network of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
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www.naturalfibres2009.org – International Year of Natural Fibres Cotton, wool, silk, jute, flax, sisal… Natural fibre industries employ millions of people and contribute to a greener planet The International Year of Natural Fibres will be officially launched on 22 January 2009, at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome. Objectives •raise awareness and stimulate demand for natural fibres; •promote the efficiency and sustainability of the natural fibres industries; •encourage appropriate policy responses from governments to the problems faced by natural fibre industries; •foster an effective and enduring international partnership among the various natural fibres industries. What are Natural Fibres? Natural fibres may be defined as those renewable fibres from plants or animals which can be easily transformed into a yarn for textiles. Animal fibres are largely those which cover mammals such as sheep, goats and rabbits, but include also the cocoon of the silk-worm. Vegetable fibres are derived from the stem, leaf or seed of various plants. Close to 30 million tonnes of natural fibres are produced annually in the world, of which cotton is dominant with 20 million tonnes, wool and jute each around 2 to 3 million tonnes followed by a number of others. What are Natural Fibres used for? Natural fibres form an important component of clothing, upholstery and other textiles for consumers, and many of them also have industrial

Q&A: Is there any political party in America that is socially/morally conservative but economically liberal/leftist?

Question by Eric Nemerosky: Is there any political party in America that is socially/morally conservative but economically liberal/leftist?
Is there any political party in America that is socially/morally conservative but economically liberal/leftist?

Sort of like a reverse libertarian?

The main political parties/movements in the USA are the Democratic Party and the Green and various sociaist Parties on the left who generally promote progressive economic policies but libertine social values. The Left universally supports “sexual freedom” and is generally indifferent or even hostile towards religion.

On the Right, the Republican Party and Constitution Party promotes moral conservative values, family values, while being economically oppressive.

The Libertarian wing of the RP, and the LP, promote social liberalism and economic fiscal conservatism.

So the missing component is a party that promotes economic egalitarianism and moral puritanism. For example what sense does it make for Baptist preachers to go to their buddies on Fox News, when Fox is the biggest peddler of “Girls Gone Wild” smut that they are complaining about? Strange bedfellows.

Some Leftwing Christian Democrat parties in Europe promote Social Democrat economics, with Christian morality. And America itself has a long history of Populist rural movements that were far-left economically but Christian puritans socially.

So what is the political party or movement for someone with my values?

Best answer:

Answer by bladesinger0712
yeah the neo-cons lol

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Dartmouth – The Financial Meltdown: Causes, Consequences, and Options

Andrew Samwick, Professor of Economics and Director, Rockefeller Center – Moderator, Nancy Marion, Professor of Economics, Bruce Sacerdote, Vice-Chair and Professor of Economics, and Eric Zitzewitz, Associate Professor of Economics. These four economists will discuss the root causes of the financial crisis, the details of bailout plans and other policy responses, as well as the consequences for economic growth, the labor market, and oil prices.
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Wendi Deng www.shanagrant.com Wendi Deng Murdoch (born December 8, 1968) is the third wife of News Corporation Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, she is leading her husband’s Chinese media investments. In 1988 she was sponsored by an American family for a student visa to the United States of America. She studied economics at Cal State Northridge and is a graduate of the Yale School of Management where she currently serves on the board of advisors. Her first work experience in the media was with Fox TV. After Fox TV, she was offered an internship at Star TV, Hong Kong, part of News Corporation. Deng met Rupert Murdoch in Hong Kong in 1997 when she was 29 years old and Murdoch was 66. After entering the United States, Deng lived with the Cherry family for a while when attending university. Mrs. Cherry suspected her husband was having an affair with Deng (30 years his junior) and demanded she leave the house. Mr. Cherry soon followed and moved in with her.[8] The two married in 1990.[7] Deng and Cherry’s marriage lasted 2 years and 7 months before they were legally divorced,[8] but he would later explain they only stayed together for 4 or 5 months, after which he learned of the extramarital relationship Deng had with a David Wolf, a man closer to her age. Nonetheless, she had been able to secure a green card through her legal marriage to Cherry. In 1997, Deng met Rupert Murdoch at a company party in Hong Kong.[9] Deng and Murdoch married in 1999, less than three weeks after