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Why (And How) Teachers and Education Should Start Learning and Teaching Cyber-Security

Why (And How) Teachers and Education Should Start Learning and Teaching Cyber-Security

Why (And How) Teachers Should Start Learning and Teaching Cyber-Security

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What should get be taught and learned more in the 21st Century while using ICT?

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Learning basics of IT-Security and Cyber-Security


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Chatting, talkingBeing online since 1998 and giving courses about ICT more than 10 years the practice and my online excursions show me that IT-Security (basics of Cyber-Security) and Internet-Safety are not yet taught enough. Seriously I think there is a need to talk and teach about existing laws in different countries and show the learners that they have not ONLY rights but also responsibilities; teachers the same for YOU 😉

In the 21st Century, Education has a BIG responsibility to adapt to the very quick change in the world and to teach the students the knowledge they need and which are required to fulfill the market’s needs!

The market’s needs are ALSO to employ people with the basics of Cyber-Security knowledge as a modern company needs to protect its online reputation and a data loss could be lethal to them, their ruin eventually! SO, the new employees is the students coming out of school, College, High school, Universities; ALL of them need to have the basic knowledge of  Cyber-Security to be competitive in a working market where there is more and more unemployment worldwide…

===> A company would take advantage of a new employee who as already the necessary knowledge of Cyber-Security as the company doesn’t need to train him, which saves it a lot of money! <===


HOW COULD THAT BE IN PRACTICE???

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First of all I recommend you to read some books to understand, I recommend books from Howard GARDNER and Daniel GOLEMAN.
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  • 5 Minds For The Future (Howard GARDNER)  to understand what the world needs for abilities from students in 21st Century
  • The Disciplinary Mind: the mastery of major schools of thought, including science, mathematics, and history, and of at least one professional craft.
  • The Synthesizing Mind: the ability to integrate ideas from different disciplines or spheres into a coherent whole and to communicate that integration to others.
  • The Creating Mind: the capacity to uncover and clarify new problems, questions and phenomena.
  • The Respectful Mind: awareness of and appreciation for differences among human beings and human groups.
  • The Ethical Mind: fulfillment of one’s responsibilities as a worker and as a citizen.
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When having read the recommended books YOU will understand much better what are the actions to take and certainly there will be also some new ideas from YOU ;) Read also my blog: 21st Century Learning and Teaching: Multilingual Books Recommendations



Nobody Is Perffect! Any OS Is Vulnerable!


 The facts which you should know and who will make you (hopefully) think, even critical think:

First of all, you should know and realize that any “Operating System” (OS) is vulnerable! Follow the links below to learn more:

There is “Over Confidence” as it is exactly that! I don’t make a war of different OS, but one must be aware today that Nobody Is Perfect, attacks and vulnerabilities are showing us that, see here please:

Concerning the Mac, check the Report from, SYMANTEC here:

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Don’t forget also about mobile phones, Android is also based on Linux as OS! Check here:

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=> A MUST CHECK for Education is the number of Data-breaches from Schools, Colleges and Universities as well: <=

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Cyberattacks the greatest threat to nations

A MUST READ!!! ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Cyberattacks+the+greatest+threat+to+nat.

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And this Infographic YOU should really read!!!

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Image credit: http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Are+you+a+hacker%27s+target%3F+%5Binfographic%5D

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Phisher pupils hack class computers

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A group of children in Alaska took over their classroom computers after phishing account details from teachers. They asked teachers at Schoenbar Middle School, for 12 to 13-year-olds, to enter admin names and passwords to accept a false software update, according to reports.

Check for whole story /May03, 2013):

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What can be done to turn this around?

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teacherSeriously and convinced, I think that there is a MUST to teach the basics of Cyber-Security by Education in any schools around in the world, and this up from the early age! The kids will understand it very quickly, they are more intelligent as most adults think as their computers and Smartphones are the (nearly) most important to them! I have worked together with teens (11 years old and +) and showed them How To protect their computers and how to stay informed about new threats, that was a piece of cake for them, I even didn’t think that it could be that easy, I was surprised! Convincing adults is (???) more (very) hard!

So, how could that be in practice? That was the question I asked myself (oh yes, I thought a lot…) and here are my propositions and advice:

Apart from teaching the basics of Cyber-Security in schools by traditional learning, one should try ALSO to involve and engage youth in that process of learning, learning by doing and learning to have responsibility! IT’s ALL about responsibility anyway when working and using ICT (BYOD included)! This could be realized with a piece of theater (it took me a year of development) where they could be involved as actors (players) and also by giving them the feeling of being an IT-Hero by becoming Security-Scouts. Sounds strange? Check the links below to learn more:

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See also below the “Security Incidents By Industry”:

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Security Incidents by Industry

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See ALSO Real Time Cyber-Attacks worldwide and THINK!!!

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Real Time Web Monitor

Check here to go to the website ===> AKAMAI Real Time Web Monitor <===

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Should I give you more explications? I don’t think so, just go to the website by clicking the above link and try it out! Make some ===> PracTICE  <=== ;)


Malware encounter rate Education April 2013

Check here for more info: ===> SC-MAGAZINE

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Check here for more info: ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=US-Cybercrime+a+national+security+threat

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With Smartphones and tablets WE are ALSO confronted with BYOD!

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Uneducated employees (Infographic)

Uneducated employees (Infographic)

Click image to go to source and to learn more…

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I created a detailed blog about “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) who explains the Dangers, Risks, Policy, Advantages and ALSO Awareness for Cyber-Security on following address (READ IT!):

Read ALSO my “Curation” about it which will get updated as soon as there are some NEWS:

Hint: Don’t know yet what “Curation” is? Check:

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Internet-Safety and Cyber-Security, Both a MUST!

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Internet-Safety ALONE isn’t anymore enough to teach in schools! By having read the above and understood it, YOU should admit that Internet-Safety and basic knowledge of Cyber-Security TOGETHER are a MUST to teach in schools!
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PS: Give your brain a kick and start thinking on how yourselves can contribute for a more secure Internet, the solutions are described here in this blog 😉
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===> We are ALL responsible for a more secure Internet! <===

Some wise words:

With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. Dalai Lama

By developing a sense of concern for others’ well-being, then no matter what others’ attitudes are, you can keep inner peace. Dalai Lama

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programmerman-animated===> Every day, an estimated 1 million people worldwide are victims of Cybercrime. <===

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As most are using already (and SHOULD) use Social Media Twitter, here are the BEST Hashtags to stay informed about Cyber-Security:

#CyberSecurity #Security #InfoSec #eCitizen #digcit #DigitalCitizen #InternetSafety

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When #Teaching Digital Literacy don’t forget 2 integrate ALSO #Learning basics of #CyberSecurity ==> BOTH are a MUST in #21stC in #Education

 
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 School Network Downtime Due to Malware    

Lots of Schools are using BYOD ===> Cyber-Security is a MUST then!


School Network DownTime Due To Malware 2012

When schools, Colleges and Universities are facing a Downtime due to Malware, so are the courses online NOT available, nor can the learners, students access the necessary educational stuff for their learning, communication and sharing! This is a lost of time ===>
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EdTech versus ICT?

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Tonight on April 29, 2013 there will be a Twitter-Chat about this TOPIC which I will (hopefully) follow as it is at 8 pm, which means at 02:00 am in my country and it’s running 1 hour!
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It looks like there is a big problem between the IT-department in schools and the Teachers as in some institutions Social Media is forbidden and a lot of restrictions to resources are made, which is certainly NOT a big pleasure for the educators, nor for the learners! AND it doesn’t reflect 21st Century Mentality at ALL!
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Hint: What is a Twitter-Chat?
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Tips for the IT-Admin

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Chat iconLots of schools don’t have a professional IT-Admin, a person who has learned about IT-Security and who has the necessary skills about IT-Security, so here some Tips at least to give them some help:

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My advice: 

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I created a very easy to follow plan on how schools could make Cyber-Security (IT-Security) much more easy for the IT-Admin when it would get followed; BUT the IT-Admin SHOULD try to make it a REFLEX on any FRIDAY thus to remind people of the Security-Task! That’s why I created on Twitter the #Hashtag ===> #FSCD <=== which means “Friday Security Check Day“!!!

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Check it out here ===> https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FSCD&src=typd

And here is How-To:

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Infographics, Videos and Curation as a pedagogical help for Learning

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Over the years I have collected and curated a lot of Infographics and videos about IT-Security, Cyber-Security, Internet-Safety, Online-safety, eSafety, eCitizen, Digital Citizen, Digital CitizenShip which are a great way for learners, students to learn on a very quick way, you may check the resources here:
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Sharing the good PracTICE

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Me profiting from when I help other people, it is me who gives something and not the other person???” Such may be your thinking, but…There are new ways in Psychology who are describing this very well such as:

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When I do something for other people, I feel good, “says Peterson“. When you do something voluntarily for others, not only for its own interests, it is rewarded. In some mysterious way, serve as an “altruistic” (the opposite of selfishness) gives his own life more important. It seems that nature have put it in our genes, or that people are happy when they have the spirit of sharing, community spirit.
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===> SO, don’t forget please, to share this blog with others! WE are ALL responsible for a more secure Internet! <===
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Final Word


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If this blog makes you think and your grey cells are getting activated, so that your filter situated between your two ears (your brain) starts to get more activities as usual, than the author is very happy. Thus meaning that my message(s) made move something. Feel free to leave a constructive message…

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===> Every day, an estimated 1 million people worldwide are victims of Cybercrime. <===

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As most are using already (and SHOULD) use Social Media Twitter, here are the BEST Hashtags to stay informed about Cyber-Security:

#CyberSecurity #Security #InfoSec #eCitizen #digcit #DigitalCitizen #InternetSafety

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When #Teaching Digital Literacy don’t forget 2 integrate ALSO #Learning basics of #CyberSecurity ==> BOTH are a MUST in #21stC in #Education

Who to follow on Twitter for Cyber-Security? Here is my selection of BEST publications by awarded contributors:
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21st Century Education: The MOST IMPORTANT is an Education about Critical-Thinking and Proactive-Thinking, check below to learn more:
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L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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Posted by on December 30, 2012 in 21st Century Skills, 21st-Century-Teaching-and-Learning, Annotum-Theme, Apps, Awareness, Better Learning, Better Learning about ICT, Better Teaching, Blogs, Bring Your Own Device, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), browser, BYOD, Competency, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Critical Thinking-a need!, Curation, Cyber-Crime, Cyber-Hygiene, Cyber-Security in Schools, Cyber-Security is NOW Priority in the US, Cyber-War, Cyber-weapon, cybersecurity, Dangers of storage devices, Data-Breaches in Education, Education, eLearning, Encryption, Environment, European Cyber Security Month, For a Better World, Free courses, FREE-courses, FREE-Online-Scan-for-Security, Future Work Skills, HowTo, Ideas for a more secure Internet, IT-Security Scouts, IT-Security Worksheets, IT-Security/Part1-browsers, IT-Security/Part2-check your computer, IT-Security/Part3-Update your third party applications, IT-Security/Part4-Surf more secure-which web sites to trust, IT-Security/Part5-Not Only Internet-Safety/ALSO IT-Security, itsecurity, Learn with videos, Learning about Social Medias, Learning about Twitter, Learning basics of Cyber-Security-Practice, Learning to Learn, Mobile Security, Naivety, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Not ONLY rights but also responsibilities, PBL, Personal Learning Network (PLN), PLN, PracTICE, Proactive Thinking, Project Based Learning, Safer Internet Day 2014, Secure Surfing, Security in Schools, SID2014, Student Centred, Students 21st Century Survival Guide, Sustainability, Tutorials, Twitter Chat, Visual IT-Security

 

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Happy Holidays, Season’s Greetings, Merry Xmas And A Happy New Year

Happy Holidays, Season’s Greetings, Merry Xmas And A Happy New Year

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If you can’t listen the message, open QuickTime Player, Windows Media Player or…, copy the links address (URL) and paste it under “Open URL” in QuickTime Player, Windows Media Player or…, click the Play-Button…

This article was a knol created on December 20, 2010 and was migrated to WordPress on December 19, 2012.  It’s a multicultural and multi-author creation.

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Gust MEES [GM] from Luxembourg (Europe) Gust MEES
Moharram KHALIFA [MAK] (from Egypt) Moharram Khalifa
PV ARIEL [PVA] (from India) PV ARIEL

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Different Ways Worldwide To Celebrate Xmas And New Year

Depending on their religion and culture people all over the world are celebrating the end of the year in different ways and dates…
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Listen to some of the different ways “Merry Christmas” is spoken around the world “The Voices Of Christmas“.

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Christmas Around The World:

Check all these links as they are very good resources for Education:
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WE wish you all “Season’s Greetings”, a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year 2013…

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Christmas phrases in different languages

 
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UK Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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US Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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Canadian Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Joyeux Noël et une bonne année.
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Australian Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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French Joyeux Noël et une bonne année.

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Spanish Feliz Navidad y un próspero Año Nuevo.

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Italian Il buon Natale ed un anno nuovo Felice.
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Luxembourgish E schéine Chrëschtdag an e glécklecht neit Joer.
Schéi Feierdeeg an e glécklecht neit Joer.
Schéi Chrëschtdeeg an e gudde Rutsch an d’neit Joer.
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German Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein Glückliches Neujahr.
More languages:
Arabic:      كل سنة وأنت طيب
 
India:
  • Hindi:    
    • शुभ क्रिसमस (Śubh krisamas)                  
    •  नये साल की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें   (Naye sāl kī hārdik śubhkāmnayeṅ)  
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  •  Malayalam
    • ആഹ്ലാദകരമായ ക്രിസ്തുമസ്സും (Aahlaadakaramaaya Kristhumassum)
    • പുതുവത്സര  ആശംസകളും. (Puthu vathsara Aaasamshakalum)
    • Tamil: கிறிஸ்துமஸ் மற்றும் இனிய புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்
      (Christmas matrum puthaandu vaazthukkal)
  • Telugu:   
    • సంతోషకరమైన క్రిస్ఠ్మస్ ! (saṅthoashakaramaina kristmas)
    • మరియు నూతన సంవత్సర శుభాకాంక్షలు (mariyu noothana saṅvathsara shubhaakaaṅkshalu)
    • Bengali:  
      • শুভ বড়দিন (shubho bôṛodin)
  • Nepal:
  • Nepali:
    • क्रस्मसको शुभकामना तथा नयाँ वर्षको शुभकामना (krismas ko subhakamana tatha nayabarsha ko subhakamana)
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End Of The Year: Holidays Are Also Charity Days, Don’t Forget Please…

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golden-heart-iconNearly any Culture worldwide is using the holidays of end of the year and Christmas, called also Xmas, to spend gifts and/or money to the poor on this planet. Don’t forget them and have a look on some good examples below on how to do…

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sharing-iconWhen I do something for other people, I feel good, “says Peterson“. When you do something voluntarily for others, not only for its own interests, it is rewarded. In some mysterious way, serve as an “altruistic” (the opposite of selfishness) gives his own life more important. It seems that nature have put it in our genes, or that people are happy when they have the spirit of sharing, community spirit.

So, dear readers, make yourself feeling good and share this knol (unit of knowledge) with other people, thanks in advance 😉
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Xmas & New Year @ Egypt

[MAK] In my country “Egypt” with a population of 80 millions, and the majority are Muslims, the Christmas has a different taste.  I have so many Christian friends; some are celebrating Christmas at 25th December and others on 7th of January.  I share with them the celebration whatever they do.  Sometimes I go with them to the Churches, and sometimes I just call to say Merry Christmas. Exactly, the same they share me all Muslim celebrations. On the New Year everybody celebrate.  Not necessary by drinking wine or whiskey, but starting a new year needs to wish all the best for everyone. 🙂

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Xmas & New Year @ Luxembourg

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[GM]: In my country Luxembourg with a population of 502,000 habitants only (2009-2010), one of the smallest country in the world, and the majority are Christians, there are different ways to celebrate Christmas. More and more people are using the Xmas Holidays for spending some nice vacation, others stay at home and have a good meal together with family and very faithful people are even visiting the church at midnight for the “Matins“…
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What are Luxembourgers eating on Christmas eve and how do they celebrate it?

Personally I spend the 24th of December together with my spouse and a good meal at home and the 25th of December is getting celebrated by a good meal together with the family of my spouse. This year we will have 14 people invited by us at home. We will not anymore distributing gifts to the adults as years ago, but only the younger will get gifts and also the parents will get an envelope with collected money from the children as a gift.

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We were also watching the film “Polar Express“. The Polar Express is a 2004 motion capture animated film based on the children’s book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. Written, produced, and directed by Robert Zemeckis, the human characters in the film were animated using live action performance capture technique, with the exception of the waiters who dispense hot chocolate on the train, because their feats were impossible for animated actors to achieve.
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What do I and my spouse eating for the 24th of December?

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As there will be the 25th of December again a big meal, so we decided this year to eat a “Fondue bourguignonne“, who is very digest… But we take our time and we have a good “starter” (entrée) who consists fromFoie gras” and some cheese with a good white wine, a “Muscat de Coyeux” (Muscat de Beaumes de Venise). And the Fondue with a good red wine an “Amarone”, Della Valpolicella 2006 de Lamberti.

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What will get served on 25th of December with the whole family together?
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Christmas Baking

Winter time and especially Christmas is the time of baking in the households, here below some suggestions:

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Christmas Stories Told On The Modern Way (Social Medias)…

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Foreword: THINK on TOLERANCE before continuing to watch the videos, some might not like it…

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This video is an artistic take on how the story of the nativity might have read had a social network existed at the time of Jesus’s birth.

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This old knol was visited more than 13,000 times according to my statistics, while the knol was created on 20th December 2010, wow… Visits from 134 countries…

1. US with 16,82%
2. India with 16,25 %
3. Luxembourg with 8,09 %
4. Egypt with 3,26%
5. UK with 2,92 %

Unfortunately Google Knol discontinued its service on May1st, 2012. NOW it’s online on WordPress…

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Posted by on December 19, 2012 in Christmas, Education, Season's Greetings, Xmas

 

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For a Better World

For a Better World

For A Better World

Multi-Cultural Blog

A multicultural effort on showing how the world could become better. This blog is an example of multi-cultural author collaboration. This world that we live in is divided into different continents and countries. We still can make it as a better world, by finding areas of common interest among ourselves as humans, as well as sharing our knowledge about what could be done for a better world.

Actually (06 November 2010) we are present authors of Egypt, Luxembourg, Australia, United States, Switzerland, India and Italy, awaiting soon more countries to join in.

The authors are not “dreamers”, they have a “realistic thinking” background, they know that this world can not be changed in a short time, but they want to share their ideas and Tips to make it move forward

This article was a knol created on November 02, 2010 and was migrated to WP on December 29, 2011.

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1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-trafficlightgreendan01Authors are trying on their best to present content which is accepted in any culture, that is why it is a Multi-cultural Blog. If you, dear reader would find something which you think is hurting you, or this could happen, so please let us know and we will try to clarify it… We don’t want to harm anybody, but it could be possible that we publish(ed) something without knowing that it could be not well accepted by some cultures. We are humans and trying to present something useful, so please if you find it not acceptable, just let us know and we will take care of it.. Thank you very much and we hope you enjoy it.. 🙂

Welcome To Our Readers


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[GM]: Good manners, such as greeting somebody (Hello, Hi…) also and especially on Internet (on Internet it is disappearing almost), saying “Thank you” to somebody and “please” are “keywords” for showing “Respect” to each other.

In my country (Luxembourg) we even say that those words are the “keys” that open all the doors…


Different authors with different cultures are trying to meet and share their knowledge on a Blog to break out the distances among themselves. Most of the authors present here have an educational and/or medical knowledge background and are using this knowledge to give you, dear readers, a guideline, an impulse for thinking on it how it could be, when wished so

In this blog we will try to give as much as possible guidelines about what we authors present here think what could be done for a better world and also we will show on this knol how it could possible be realized by using ICT and Education as possibilities…

We are not “dreamers“, we have a “realistic thinking” background, we know that this world can not be changed in a Century Time, but we want to share our ideas and Tips to make it move forward…


If you, dear reader and/or knol author, have the same mentality, please let us know it by a comment. 

Thanks to do so, you will be welcome 😉


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When I do something for other people, I feel good, “says Peterson“. When you do something voluntarily for others, not only for its own interests, it is rewarded. In some mysterious way, serve as an “altruistic” (the opposite of selfishness) gives his own life more important. It seems that nature have put it in our genes, or that people are happy when they have the spirit of sharing, community spirit.

So, dear readers, make yourself feeling good and share this knol (unit of knowledge) with other people, thanks in advance 😉

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Introduction

1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-trafficlightgreendan01We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate.
There are multiple ways existing already to make this World better, to let you know what could be done authors of this knol have created different sections to show you what exactly is existing, such as:
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  • Alternative Energies for a better world
  • New Architecture Technologies for a better world
  • Science for a better world
  • Traditional medecine for a better world
  • Sharing our knowledge for a better world
  • Multicultural Events
  • New Knowledge in Psychology, the positive thinking
  • Education for a better world
  • Generation Exchange for a better world
  • Helping The Poor to take part of the already present knowledge
  • Financing with MicroCredits to give opportunity to learn
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PS: Give your brain a kick and start thinking on how yourself can contribute to a better world, the solutions are described here in this blog 😉

Some wise words:

With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. Dalai Lama

By developing a sense of concern for others’ well-being, then no matter what others’ attitudes are, you can keep inner peace. Dalai Lama


What Is Multicultural???

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What is multicultural??? It is like a rainbow, lots of different colors and most lots of different mentalities, different ways to see the same things…

This blog tries to show the common things for everybody with different mentalities but with the same goal “For A Better World” and I am sure we will be able to find a common point of interest and also a common point of on how to change things 😉


The World, Our Home, Let Us Preserve It…



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This video is a must to watch it: We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate.


The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being.

For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film.

—> HOME has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet. <—

Yann Arthus-Bertrand


For Education: This is the BEST video ever made to explain what our World is, it takes 1h33 minutes, so prepare your courses in advance considering the time of the video… But it is worth to show your students this video and later on the other videos  who are shown in the section below. After watching these videos, try to make a “Question and Answer” session together with your students and learners, a need…
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Our World, What Is Happening Now With It?

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Disappearing Island
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Ocean Life in Danger
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6 Degrees Warmer
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Heal the World
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The Human Footprint 1/10
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We Are The World
We Are The World

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Me profiting from when I help other people, it is me who gives something and not the other person???” Such may be your thinking, but…There are new ways in Psychology who are describing this very well such as:

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When I do something for other people, I feel good, “says Peterson“. When you do something voluntarily for others, not only for its own interests, it is rewarded. In some mysterious way, serve as an “altruistic” (the opposite of selfishness) gives his own life more important. It seems that nature have put it in our genes, or that people are happy when they have the spirit of sharing, community spirit.
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When I am happy and talking to other persons so my positive karma is going over to other persons as well and they will learn also to become happy (without taking drugs) and happy persons are more open minded and constructive thinking as well. Constructive thinking means also doing and/or creating something new related to new acquired knowledge and sharing this new acquired knowledge again makes things move forward, a positive step who will get amplified by other people following that same good mentality…

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By sharing our knowledge, like we authors do here, people will know what happens with the world, what could be done to help for a better world and also how people can come together by respecting each other. The Sharing Of Knowledge over the Internet has the Power of 24/24 hours availability and the information could get read where ever, Internet connexion provided…

 


Prominent People For A Better World…

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Traditional Medicine

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Krishan MaggonBefore World War II, medicine was mostly traditional all over the world except few drugs like aspirin, insulin and few vaccines. Advanced in medicine and science and imaging have contributed to the resurgence of modern medicine in most of the Western and developed world.

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womanchemistgeraldg.01Lack of health care insurance in developing and poor countries and the high cost of modern medicine has made it out of reach for over 70% of global population. Thus over 5 billion persons in our world rely mainly on the traditional system of medicines like the Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, Shaman, Persian, Arab, African/Asian/local tribal medicine men, phytotherapy, homeopathy and a diverse variety of remedies, cures and treatments. These cures are often derived from nearby forests or local resources. The early practitioners of traditional medicine were saints, community leaders or learned scholars and were recognized as well wishers of the society. This tradition still continues in rural communities, where traditional medicine men are sought after for health care and general social problems of the family.
The main ethical issue in poor communities and populations today is how to deliver modern healthcare and make it accessible to all. It is a moral dilemma that even over 60 years after the foundation of WHO, the world is not able to educate all its children or provide an efficient health care to the poor sections of its population or eliminate misery and poverty.
 
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The cost of traditional medicine is much lower, it is closer to the community, and patients get personal attention or the healing touch of the practitioner who speaks the same language. Traditional medicine until a few decades ago has never been practiced as a commercial service like modern medicine and patients pay according to their ability and financial status. The World Health Organization has recommended for the incorporation of the traditional systems of medicine for communities where it is accepted, into the primary health care system. Although traditional medicine did not learn from the rest of the world or incorporate modern ideas from science and medicine, there is no reason for modern medicine to ignore traditional systems of medicines. These systems must be reinterpreted in the light of our new knowledge and incorporated in modern medicine along with other forms of traditional medicine.

 





New Drugs Offer Magical Cures To Save Lives 

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New anticancer drugs in development offer us the possibility of dramatic and complete cure for Metastatic melanoma.
The story of the 2 new wonder drugs Ipilimumab and BRAF inhibitor PLX 4032 have been extensively covered in the media.
New drugs acting on the nerve growth factors NGF offer us the real possibility of relief from chronic pain for 1-2 months with a single injection. In addition, these drugs are non addictive and free from liver, kidney and gastrointestinal adverse drug reactions of current analgesics.
The central role of beta amyloid protein in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease has highlighted its role in memory loss and cognitive functions. New drugs aimed at beta amyloid protein may slow, stop or even reverse degrading cognitive function and memory loss.

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What Can Education Do For A Better World???


Teacher iconEducation, if well managed can do a lot for a better world. The teaching system (worldwide) should teaching more about sensibleness of nature and social conflicts, not only the basics what is already on the teaching schedule, more teaching of sensibleness how humans are destroying our planet, trying to make learners sensible to the planet problems…

What is Education already doing for a better world??? There is a worldwide Student Exchange Program for cultural understanding existing as well as a special Concept of knowledge sharing from the European Commission, called “COMENIUS“, please watch here “Comenius“. Other possibilities from the European Commission could get found here “Education & Training“.

Education should be FREE for everybody worldwide, there is already something happening, not known by most of the people, have a look here please “Khan Academy“. Khan (The Founder) intends nothing less than “tens of thousands” of tutorials offering the “first free, world-class virtual school where anyone can learn anything.” Have a look on here as well, please: Bill Gates’ favorite teacher

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Starting On The Beginning, Education To Youth


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Youth is the future anyway, so Education to Youth with their own actions should be promoted, the European Commission is doing so as a lot of other worldwide known organizations such as:

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Generation Exchange / Café des âges / Dialogue Café



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.In collaboration with the Alliance of CivilizationsCISCO launched Dialogue Café at the Istanbul Forum. The project is based on a radical but simple idea: ordinary people have more in common than not and given the opportunity will explore their common interests even across radical geo-political divides.

Dialogue Café links diverse groups of citizens from around the world through third generation video-conferencing technology, thereby creating a new space for social innovation and exponentially expanding our ability to solve problems and innovate as a global community. Dialogue Café’s development is being supported by an international multi-sector consortium of partners, enabled by cutting-edge technology, and most importantly is driven by ordinary people.

The Café proof of concept will commmence with preparations for pilot cafes in New York, London, Istanbul and the Middle East.

In the French Speaking Community there are already similar activities running, those cafés are called “Café des âges“, places where young and older generation come together around a good drink and where they are discussing about a “daily chosen” theme.
One of those themes is as example (we published it already here): “Music, A Link Between Generations?“.

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What Can ICT Do For A Better World???

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So as most of you know probably, Internet is like a trap when people are not aware about the dangers and the security. Security is a must on our days, we need to protect our computers and also we need some special tools to know if the web sites we are visiting are secure. One of those tools is WOT (World Of Trust)…



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WOT, protect yourself from online scams, sites with adult content, spam and other Internet threats. The Wot community has rated millions of websites so you can search, shop online and surf for fun without worrying. 

—> Get WOT now! <—


Un homme averti en vaut deux (FR) / Gefahr erkannt ist Gefahr gebannt (DE) / Forewarned is Forearmed (EN)

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First of all, Internet must be present in any country of the world, as also a good broadband of Internet services, below you will see the last report from Cisco about “The World’s Broadband Leaders in 2010“, who gives you an overview on how “bad” certain countries still are, there is still a lot of work to do to give customers in certain countries the possibility to use Internet…

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What is the need for the near future (2015)??? Please follow this link.




Architects For A Better World

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Our planet is in danger.The film below is about architecture that cares about nature, about people and about our future. 10 world famous architects share both their vision and solutions on sustainable building. It’s called also Green architects or sustainable architecture.
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Alternative Energies For A Better World


Our planet is in danger.The films below are proposed solutions to use energy on alternative ways…

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Fair Trade Labelling And Rainforest Alliance / Coffee

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Why fore “Coffee” here as part of a better World??? “Coffee” stays here for “relaxing“, “tasting“, “taking part of social life” by drinking “Coffee” together with other people, which is also “harmony”. By buying also only Coffee from small companies “Fair Trade” and/or Rainforest Alliance you will help to survive small earning people and not only sponsoring the Big Concerns…

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Fair Trade“: “Tackling Poverty And Empowering Producers Through Trade
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FLO is a group of 24 organizations working to secure a better deal for producers. They own the FAIRTRADE Mark – the product label that certifies international Fairtrade standards have been met. 
Rainforest Alliance: The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversityand ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.
Fair Trade Labelling and Rainforest Alliance are not only trading Coffee, please visit their web sites to learn more…
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Our Existence Depends On Managing The Earth Resources


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In the modern world of ours even the authorities are chopping down the trees in the name of development. This knol pin points the great damage we are causing to the very existence of human beings by cutting down trees around the world.

A knol by Philip Verghese (PV Ariel): http://knol.google.com/k/our-existence-depends-on-trees#

Trees, Fishing and other resources… in preparation…



Helping The Third World


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The UN General Assembly held a meeting on 13th October 2010 in which the role of microfinance as a path out of poverty was discussed… learn more…
You can help also by buying gifts for Xmas on different organizations where the money will get distributed to whom who need it, such as:


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Microfinance, microcredits, Fair Trade…


 


Music As A Link For Multicultural And Generations Living Together


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Music is a very good possibility for sharing feelings and for showing also the taste of different generations and nationalities. But it is not only the music, people forget much often to understand also the lyrics. So when listening to a music video why not searching to find the same with lyrics.


By understanding the meaning behind a song (Music and Lyrics), it is possible to feel how a generation and a culture is thinking. By organizing Multi Cultural Music Festivals in a country, this allows to bring together different cultures…
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What are other countries listening for music??? The Charts of different countries… coming soon…

     
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United Kingdom (Europe) TOP of the charts UK from MTV
United States
Canada
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France (Europe)
Switzerland (Europe)
Luxembourg (Europe) DNR Hit-Café + RadioAktiv
Egypt El Sawy Culturewheel
 Europe Europe TOP 20 from MTV

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News Around The World


newspapernicubuculei01To understand better each others mentality it is good to know the news of each country and/or continent, here below some news around the world. These News are automatically actualized 24/24 hours… So, come back often to watch…




     
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United Kingdom (Europe)
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France (Europe)
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Luxembourg (Europe) Luxembourg News from Luxembourg Portal
Egypt Egypt News & Egypt Daily News
Germany (Europe)

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Icons used in this knol are Open Source (Freeware) and are part of “Open ClipArt” and the Flag Icons used above are from “Flag source: http://www.printableworldflags.com/“. If you like those flags and you would like to use them also, so once on that web site, click on “Icons”, you would have the choice from different sizes. My choice here was 24×24 pixels.



International Food, Eating and Hunger In The World…

chefjarnovasamaaInternational Food, why fore is this section in here, sounds strange to me??? Answer: by knowing what other people are eating and also their habits on how they are eating we could understand a bit more about their lifestyle and their mentality as well as their social status…

Eating is a must for every human isn’t it??? And by eating different dishes from different cultures we are knowing a bit more about other cultures isn’t it??? By creating exhibitions about international food we are creating places where multicultural people are meeting to know each other better, isn’t it so???

Aware of the issues represented by the Greater Region in the economic development of the catering sector, EXPOGAST is located in Luxembourg, the business heart of the region. The opportunities offered by the international dimension of Luxembourg, Belgium, France and Germany are enhanced by the specific features of Luxembourg where 44.66% (1) of residents are foreign, expecting the highest added value to be offered, but demonstrating the particularly high level of loyalty among traditional Luxembourg visitors.

 

The social criteria of current and potential visitors to EXPOGAST: the international community, multiculturalism, multilingual skills and a high purchasing power are some of the factors favouring the economic development of gastronomy, culturally embedded in custom and usage.

Visit this link, please to understand more about it: EXPOGAST and the Best Link here ONT-LUXEMBOURG. 51 nations are present…more than 2,300 cooks from 5 continents…

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Hunger In The World…


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Be aware: you will see shocking photos, are you prepared for reality???

We have seen in the section above the luxury and now here below you will see the reality of poverty and Hunger in the World, think on it, please…

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What’s about about a small QUIZ??? Do you think you know really everything about “Hunger In The World”???

Try it out and you might be surprised (GM: I was surprised how less I knew…)

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Multicultural Events And Associations In Different Countries…

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This bazar exists since 50 ears (2010) and counted 49 nations in 2008… On December 4th and 5th 2010 more than 30,000 people will visit the 50th International Bazaar…
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Blues’n Jazz Rallye in Luxembourg


Multicultural Associations in different countries

Luxembourg:

About Multiculturel Luxembourg-PDF File From The Ministry



Country Origines (Roots)


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When working together as a Team with multicultural authors it is good to know more about the countries and the mentality of those countries. Also what are the origines, the roots of the people living there as well as the roots of the spoken language(s) of those countries.
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The countries “Motto“:

Mir wölle bleiwe wat mir sin‘. It looks like German and Dutch, mixed together and means: ‘We want to stay what we are‘.

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The roots of the people are Celtic and the spoken language is Luxembourgish, while the administrative languages are French and German.The newspapers are mostly written in at least three languages, Luxembourgish, French and German with sometimes also English…


Living myself in a country (Luxembourg) where there are living about 44% (2010) people from different nationalities, even that Foreigners could outnumber Lux nationals by 2020. It is the highest proportion of foreigners of any EU country, so I am used to it, living with different mentalities, but others probably not…

Luxembourg is situated in the heart of Europe and bordered by France, Belgium and Germany. In 2009 the abroad (frontier runners) working people in Luxembourg by per cent was 43% from the total working people in Luxembourg. From those 43% were 49,4% French people, 25,4% Belgium people and 25,1% from Germany. More information here in French: les frontaliers.lu

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Possible Problems When Working Together With Different Nationalities…

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As Knol discontinued on May 1,2012 the proposed links of knols don’t work anymore! One day there will be new links proposed once the migration of these knols are done to WordPress…



What Could Be Done For Sensibility About Planet Earth Problems???


  • Education can play a big role to sensibilize students about the problems of our planet by teaching learners and students about reality…

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Online games such as explained in the videos side could also help a lot for that people realize the present danger…

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Some Humor 😉

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Humor is internationally accepted and understood… With humor things who normally would never get accepted could get accepted by the way of laughing about each other (very important)!


Humor makes it much more easy to bring people on a “win-win” situation, thus meaning (as example): somebody tells a joke about the country of his “conversation partner” and the other one replies also with a joke about the other ones “conversation partner” country. So at least they have “fought” on a social and peaceful wise, which is normally accepted and when there are good (peaceful)  characters this could even help to build up a friendship 😉

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And now??? Don’t take it too serious, please 😉
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Authors Point Of View On How To Realize A Better World

 Ibrahim H. Hussney

Ibrahim H. HussneyIn the world of managing and developing businesses; you need always to be near from the facts and working with the reality, the necessary existence of these two principals in the mind are for the sake of the business itself and also help not to lose the thread of the correct ways needed for developing its management, The question which may jump to your mind now, are you able alone to see this reality?. And if so; for what extend you can?

For a Better World, you need to work within a team considering yourself like a part of a bigger system, nowadays you are not able to isolate yourself and working everything alone, performing what we called “One Man Show” became not feasible anymore, twenty eyes can see better than two, also twenty eyes can see much more details and touch much of the realities especially when we talk about those what are hidden away from the only two eyes.
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Five tools you need to dominate in order to develop your talent of Seeing Reality Through Other’s Eyes, so you need to go through:

a-Establishing more relationships for widening and supporting your ideas.

b-Go for more conversations and brainstorming to determine the future shape.
c-Suspending your assumptions for a while and think systemically.
d-Balancing between advocacy and inquiry while implementing new policy.
e-Open your mind, heart and teach yourself the philosophy of keep moving to see new people and places.
  • More relationships mean more people to know, mean more ideas to discover, mean more opportunities to discipline your own ideas and mean finally to get the necessary support for these ideas.
  • More conversations and brainstorming to be involved with, mean to become more near to discover the better shape for the future you are looking for yourself and for your society; hence for the whole world.
  • Try to suspend your assumptions for a while which always pushing you, change your thinking style from linearity to non-linearity or in spite you are always logic in your thinking you need also some creativity to express. The best is to balance between both styles.
  • Never adhere yourself always to advocate your new policy; train yourself to inquire for more and more details, such behavior certainly will develop your ideas and support your advocacy at the end of the day, helping in implementing your new policy smoothly; also balancing between both issues is always required.
  • Open your mind, your heart; open all of your possible windows to learn and to know whatever is new and all whatever may help in achieving your goals; train yourself to adapt the philosophy of keep moving, that will help your talent of discovering things via visiting the new places and knowing new people and cultures.

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If you succeed in accomplishing these few missions, finally you are the one who become able to establish your own better world and sharing with the better world of the others.

 

“I have to extend my thanks to Peter Senge, Brayan Smith, Nina Kruschwitz, Joe Laur and Sara Schley; the author and co-authors of The Necessary Revolution, Working Together to Create a Sustainable World ©, the book  inspired me to write these few lines”.  




Abbreviations

ICT: Information and Communication Technologies
[GM]: Gust MEES
[MAK]: Moharram KHALIFA
[PeB]: Peter BASKERVILLE
[E1C]: Eric CLAUSEN
[KM]: Krishan MAGGON
[SC]: Silverio CARUGO
[PVA]: PV Ariel


Summary


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So, after having published that much in here in this blog, what is the most important???




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Gust MEES: We are ALL humans, wherever we are living, whatever our social status is, whatever our education is, whatever our religion is, whatever our character is, whatever our opinion is, whatever our ethics are, whatever our ethnics are. Acting as a human means also sharing our knowledge to ALL the people (not necessary on a commercial way)…



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Think on that and react on a “win-win” situation when talking (also comment on Internet) to other people, please.
Think “Constructive” and not “Destructive”.



TOGETHER we build a better world, if wished so…

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Ever thought about this??? Animals don’t destroy what is under their feet, but what are human people doing??? Humans (we, us) are destroying everything what is under our feet, and even in the space already now also. Is this serious???


Tolerance

Be tolerant with other people, try to understand them…


Share your knowledge with other persons, use Social Media, it is FREE…

Resources


Free web development resources on ENTHEOSWEB


Try to contact your local radio stations and TV channels to propose reporting about Hunger in the world…


This FREE HTML-Code from ENTHEOSWEB


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Ever thought to join in for helping to make a better world??? “L’union fait la force” (FR), “United We Stand“!!! (EN)

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Final Word


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If this blog makes you think and your grey cells are getting activated, so that your filter situated between your two ears (your brain) starts to get more activities as usual, than we as authors are very happy. Thus meaning that our message(s) made move something. Feel free to leave a constructive message and why not, if interested to join in, let us know please…

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