Archive for April 22nd, 2018

22/04/2018

Character – Strength and Debility

Human Wrongs Watch

By Vera Felicidade de Almeida Campos*

19 April 2018 (Wall Street International)* — Notions of character, temperament, vocation, nature, or finally previous situations that determine human behavior and motivation are a constant in the layman’s thinking and unfortunately also in psychological thinking. 
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«Heraclitus and Democritus» (1603), Rubens
«Heraclitus and Democritus» (1603), Rubens | Image from Wall Street International.
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Notions of character, temperament, vocation, nature, or finally previous situations that determine human behavior and motivation are a constant in the layman’s thinking and unfortunately also in psychological thinking.

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22/04/2018

Space Mining Will Produce World’s First Trillionaire

Space mining will produce world’s first trillionaire

“There’s this vast universe of limitless energy and limitless resources. I look at wars fought over access to resources. That could be a thing of the past, once space becomes our backyard,” Tyson said.

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22/04/2018

‘Persistent and Growing Inequality Threatens Global Growth’

Human Wrongs Watch

Washington D.C., 18 April 2018 (ILO)* — In a statement to the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder warned that high and rising levels of inequality are impeding inclusive and sustainable development.

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Cost of a plate of beans in Switzerland: 0.4 per cent of daily income. Cost of same meal in Malawi: 41 per cent of daily income, according to new World Food Programme (WFP) data. Photo: WFP West Africa

Looking to the future of work, he also called for a focus on decent work to confront the challenges of demography, technology, and climate change.

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22/04/2018

When 1.5 Million Tonnes of Oil Are Being Spilled Every Year, You Have to Do Something about It

Dead Forest in Komi Republic © Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace

Dead Forest in Komi Republic © Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace

Last year, I joined a volunteer movement that helps the Indigenous people who live in the Komi Republic to fight against the oil spills that are devastating this incredible landscape. I’ve seen the lifeless sites of old oil spills, and new oil spilling out every day.

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