Afghan society is struggling because of the war. According to World Factbook in 2010, Afghanistan is an impoverished and least developed country, one of the world's poorest. In 2010, the nation's GDP exchange rate stood at $16.63 billion and the GDP per capita was $1,000. Every half hour, an average of one woman dies from pregnancy-related complications, another dies of tuberculosis and 14 children die, largely from preventable causes. UNICEF estimates that more than 80 percent of females have… Continue
Added by Barry Li on May 17, 2011 at 11:15pm —
I recently read the article, "New study shows four women raped every 5 minutes in the DRC." I was truly shocked by the way women were treated in Democratic Republic of the Congo ()DRC). I think that the law system and police system do not provide enough security to the citizens, especially to the women.
I think this is a severe issue that should be addressed by UN as soon as possible. The frequent sexual towards women will soon lead to a higher rate of crime, a rapid spread of Sexual… Continue
Added by Barry Li on May 17, 2011 at 9:04pm —
Many families have trouble having clean drinking water. Being able to provide each family with a water fillteration system will be an ideal solution to decrease the potential diseases for the people.
In, April 2011, millions In Kenya Receive Free Water Filters. A video of the news is at the follwoing link,… Continue
Added by Barry Li on May 17, 2011 at 2:21pm —
I play a game called Freestyle street basketball.
I purchased some in game points recently to enhance my gaming experience.
check out the game at www.gamekiss.com/freestyle
I also purchased an year of my anti-virus software.
Hopefully, i won't get virus this year :)
Added by Barry Li on May 17, 2011 at 2:06pm —
Local Exchange Trading Systems (LETS) also known as LETSystems are locally initiated, democratically organised, not-for-profit community enterprises that provide a community information service and record transactions of members exchanging goods and services by using the currency of locally created LETS Credits. In some places, e.g. Toronto, the scheme has been called the Local Employment and Trading System. In New South Wales, Australia, they were known as Local Energy Transfer… Continue
Added by Barry Li on May 17, 2011 at 2:01pm —
There are 6,708,259 houses in Canada, as of October 16th 2009. If every home in 2020 can put a filled 2L bottle in the tank of the toilette, you can save 2L of water for every flush. If each house is averaging 1 flush a day, then the Canadians can save 13416518 L each day! This is an easy task and hopefully if we can get every home in the world to do this, it will definitely make a huge impact and provides at a bit relief to the water crisis.
Added by Barry Li on May 6, 2011 at 1:02am —
Sand dams, which are constructed out of concrete barriers 1-5m high and backfilled with sand, were voted as the best idea from five different proposals. Each idea had a champion who argued how they would use the virtual prize of $1bn at the Earthwatch debate entitled From tsunami to drought to solve the world's water crisis.
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Added by Barry Li on May 6, 2011 at 12:55am —
My favorite holiday has to be Christmas. I would like to share this holiday with my parents, so I will probably be driving a hybrid vehicle to my parents' house. The car will be my first one, I chose this hybrid car because of it's fuel-efficiency and the fact that it emits less emission. The reason why it's hybrid is that, it's powered by fuel and electricity, which saves gas and helps the environment.
Added by Barry Li on May 6, 2011 at 12:34am —
I would be in my home in a city in Canada or USA. At around 7 o'clock, I will be having dinner with my wife and kids, as usual. I bought the sea food, Salmon along with other vegetables from a local super market. My wife and I enjoy cooking together and salmon is one of our favorite dishes. We first bread the salmon fillet then use flat pan to cook it then serve it with some lemon and salad. The dinner is extremely tasty! Our kids loved the salmon as well, tonight's dinner was happy and… Continue
Added by Barry Li on May 6, 2011 at 12:05am —
Food security mean the availability of food.
According to Mealexchange.com, "Although Canada is one the wealthiest countries in the world, 9% or 2.7 million Canadians are considered "food insecure"(Canadian Community Health Survey, 2004). This means that many Canadians are… Continue
Added by Barry Li on May 5, 2011 at 2:49am —
I choose to follow 30 hour famine, because it is action that the students around take to fight hunger.
Hunger has always been an issue around the world. As of 2010, there were 925 million people experiencing hunger. Specifically,
19 million people were starving in developed countries;
37 million people were staving in Near East and North Africa;
53 million starving people were from Latin America… Continue
Added by Barry Li on April 17, 2011 at 4:34pm —
In 2020 I will be 27 years old.
I picture myself to be just finishing my last year of med school in University of Toronto. At the time, I will be doing mostly co-op in hospitals for my specialty, which is child care or plastic surgery.
When Alchemy calls me, I would love to volunteer to do anything I can to contribute to the Japan food crisis relief. I can even go to Japan following my graduation from med school to help the people there as my first year of being a medical… Continue
Added by Barry Li on April 17, 2011 at 4:30pm —
Design, research and business strategy
By Dave Tait
Good article from Robert Fabricant at Frog Design about Jan Chipchase and his work, which highlights the importance of design research and how it fits into business strategy.
‘He is now finding that his most meaningful collaborations are with strategy groups within Nokia. He has been invited into much larger conversations about new markets and product strategies’
And ‘The passion that comes from… Continue
Added by Barry Li on April 17, 2011 at 4:10pm —