Chomsky’s Opinion on Terrorism, Nuclear Powers and Survival

From generative grammar to survival…

Noam Chomsky: “In the global scene we are racing towards a precipice which we are determined to fall over which will sharply reduce the prospects for decent survival.”

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The Catalytic Role of ICTs in the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda

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Role of ICTs in Sustainable Development

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CatalyticRole-BlogIn 2000, the United Nations adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) galvanized global efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest people. The development agenda framework outlined 21 measurable targets across eight goals on issues such as poverty, health, environment and gender equality to be achieved over a 15 year timeframe.

As the MDGs reach their conclusion, the UN will build on this successful groundwork to agree a new set of development goals and targets for the post-2015 era at the UN Summit on Sustainable Development. An outcome document was produced by the Open Working Group (OWG) of Member States on Sustainable Development in July 2014, outlining 17 goals and 169 targets as a basis for the September 2015 negotiations.

The integration of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is vital to the achievement of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Not only are ICTs a platform which integrate and…

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Happy Easter / Hristos a Inviat! Romanian Easter Eggs in Onion Skins

Cristina Popa:

Happy Easter to all Christians celebrating today across the world! Hristos a Inviat!

Originally posted on Communication For Development:

Easter Red Eggs Boiled in Onion Skins Husasau de Tinca Granny’s Recipe

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½ kg red onion skins that you collect inhouse some weeks before Easter

2 litres of water roughly

10 eggs at least

1 nylon transparent stocking

1 thread of yarn

1 tbsp of vegetable oil

1 handful of raw tiny weeds – and I do mean weed: shamrock, yarrow, hemlock and such alike.

Beware with the hemlock, make sure your eggs are not cracked or else it might get poisonous.

Take your stocking and place each egg with your chosen weed inside then tie closely around, then another egg and continue until you run out of stocking. Then place your egg-sausage in a pan that has already been simmering with the red onion skins inside.

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Let the…

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Current Levels of Food Waste Are Immoral, Says Janez Potocnik FFA Chairman

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Palm Sunday or Flower’s Sunday in Romania

Cristina Popa:

Happy Palm Sunday!

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Romanian Orthodox are one week ahead of Easter Celebrations and this means today is Palm Sunday or Flower’s Sunday.

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Since Romanians do not have palm trees we’re using pussy willows in churches celebrating the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Christians are then taking these branches and adorn their homes. Occasionally they are also using lilac flowers.

Palm Sunday is also Flower’s Sunday in Romania meaning that whoever wears a flower-related name is celebrated.

So I’m using white lilac which I took away from the local cemetery and planted some years ago in my garden (did not know it would turn white, it flowered this year) to say happy Flower’s Sunday to all the flowers around here!


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Ebola Response #Infographic

Ebola Response Infographic

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Happy Women’s Day!


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