Reporters
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Reporters Without Borders: The Round-up of Journalists Killed Worldwide 2015

The balance of Reporters Without Borders is cruel. Yes, a strong word, how strong must be the reaction of those who imagine the job of a reporter. The non-governmental organization (RSF) reports of about 110 journalists killed in 2015, bearing in mind that two-thirds of these victims died in countries where …

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COP21
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What does COP21 mean for your wardrobe?

The discussions taking place at COP21 have created an atmosphere of high expectation. However it can be hard to imagine what, at the end of the 2 week long discussion, will be the impact on me, myself and I? Knowing the fashion industry is the world’s second most polluting industry second …

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Climate
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Climate Change? Yes, We Care!

On November 29th hundreds of thousands of people joined “The People’s Climate March” in cities across the world to call for decisive action against global warming at the upcoming COP21 conference in Paris. More than 600,000 people have taken to the streets in 175 countries around the world to call for …

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International Coffee Day: What else?

1st of October 2015 is the first official International Coffee Day (ICD), a holiday designated by the International Coffee Organisation to celebrate one of the world’s most popular drinks in the world.   The Coffee Break is a Global Trend  Whether your “cup of coffee” is a Macchiato, a strong double …

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shoes
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Who made my shoes?

As the death toll reaches 72 at a shoe factory fire in the Philippine capital, Manila, consumers are led to question ‘Who made my shoes’?  The Victims of Fire in the Manila Shoe Factory The fire on Wednesday spread quickly taking victims thought to have suffocated in the toxic smoke. …

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israel
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Elections in Israel: Netanyahu and The Years to Come

Before the Elections: the False Winds of Change As the various runner ups for the Israel elections raced to the top, the spirit of the people of Israel  seemed to be one determined on change. And yet, despite the optimist nature of this widespread claim, it should have been clear that …

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Ziferblat
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Ziferblat: the pay-per-minute café in London

Ziferblat is the first place where everything is free except the time you spend there. From the minute you ring the doorbell of Ziferblat, you know you are not walking into a normal bar. In fact, this is not a bar, nor a hipster club, or a vintage library: it is a …

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EXPO
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EXPO Milan 2015

The theme of EXPO 2015 in Milan will be “Feeding the planet, energy for life”, for a more supportive and less contradictory alimentation The Universal Exposition will be held in Milan, from May 1 to October 31. On an area large  almost 1,1 million square meters, people from all over …

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school
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Changing Italian Schools

Next year, something new is awaiting the Italian public school system. With a decree named “Buona Scuola”, high school students will have the possibility to choose among all the courses offered, the ones they like and they are interested in the most. “Students must follow their dreams and refine their talents“ …

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Incentives
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Shaping Teacher Incentives

Governments in charge of delivering public services, such as health and education, have recently turned their attention to policy instruments that increase incentives for productivity and quality of delivery, without substantially increasing costs. New Rules to Increase School Incentives One of such instruments is competition, generally obtained by allowing the mobility of users …

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