Nobel Peace Prizes Spread Across Globe

first_img2006 Muhammad Yunus, Grameen Bank (Asia) 2003 Shirin Ebadi, Children’s Rights Support Association in Iran (Asia) 2002 Jimmy Carter (North America) Additional sources: An interactive map of the Peace Prize and World Conflicts Educational gamesare provided at nobelprize.orgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore The list of 21st century laureates: 2004 Wangari Maathai, The Green Belt, planted 30 million trees in Kenya ( (Africa)center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreStockholm, Sweden – Nobel Peace Prize winners are increasingly chosen from among diverse nations, as more nominations for the honor are directed toward Africans, Asians, Eastern Europeans, and Latin Americans. Nominees as well as winners are spread more evenly across the globe as war-torn regions give host to those with the strength to work for peace. (below, Geographical distribution of Peace Prize laureates 1901-2000) In the earliest days of the Nobel Peace Prize, Europe possessed nearly three-quarters of all laureates. By last quarter of the 20th century, all regions had a significant share of prizes, with Asia receiving a plurality. Laureates and nominees now hail from widely diverse backgrounds and provide unique stories in the evolution of peace. The trend can be attributed to several factors. Historically impoverished areas are rising to meet the challenges of the global economy, and give rise to world leaders in conflict resolution and peace activism. Eurocentric mentalities are giving way to a heightened desire for diversity of opportunity and achievement. Most importantly, regions such as Europe and much of Latin America, which previously saw major periods of conflict, have become more peaceful.Chart Showing Geographical Distribution of Nominees, 1901-2000 2001 Kofi Annan, United Nations (Africa) 2005 Mohamed ElBaradei, International Atomic Energy Agency (Africa)last_img read more

Passenger killed

first_imgA MAN lost his life after the utility he was travelling in rolled in Warragul on Friday evening. Police are…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

U14 Selects pitch shutout en route to Kootenay Zone Playdown title

first_imgIt’s an age-old adage that defence wins championships.The Nelson Selects are well onto their way for a great performance at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup in Kelowna after pitching a shutout in four games en route to the Kootenay Zone U14 Girl’s Playdown title Sunday in Creston.Nelson defeated Creston, Kootenay South (KSYSA), Cranbrook (KEYSA), and Columbia Valley (CV) and finished with a perfect record of 4-0 and a big goosegg in the goals allowed category.”We’re very proud of the team’s performance at the 2012 playdowns,” said coaches Paul Burkart and Pat Perkins.”The squad controlled play during most of their games, and rock solid defending by defensive backs Kyra Burkart, Maya Mierau, Merissa Dawson, Kali Horner and Emma Gregorich with keeper Haley Cooke earned an impressive tournament shutout.” The Reps opened with a narrow 1-0 decision over Kootenay South on a cold, rainy Saturday morning.Brownwyn Sutherland scored the only goal of the game by converting a rebound from the Kootenay South keeper. Nelson then got the offence in gear Saturday afternoon against the hot Creston side, scoring an easy 8-0 win.Darian Voisard opened up the scoring with less than two minutes played, followed by two goals from Naomi Perkins and a single from Lakpa Dietz to make the tally 4 – 0 at the half. VVoisard was unstoppable in the second half adding three more goals while Camille Gebhart added a single. Sunday morning the Nelson Selects faced the squad from Cranbrook and controlled play for most of the game.Despite many quality scoring opportunities, Nelson was unable to convert until Camille Gebhart opened up the scoring with an impressive strike from outside the penalty area.Gebhart added a single in the second half. In the final game of the tourney, Voisard, Dietz, Emily Graeme and Merissa Dawson, on a successful penalty kick, scored to give Nelson a 4 – 0 win over Columbia Valley.The Selects now advance to the Provincial B Cup July 5-8 in the Central Okanagan City.last_img read more

Backwards strategy powers Kootenay canoe team to sixth place

first_imgBy Daniel Routley, BC Summer Games A wild ride on the water has left a canoe team from Nelson smiling. With a time of 6:51, Kootenays (Zone 1) members Gino Catenacci, Galen Boulanger, Stuart Milde and Jacob Timmermans completed their 500 metre, four-person canoe race Saturday morning by paddling hard in reverse. Starting in lane #5 on the far right of the course, the four boys pulled ahead of the others only to begin an accidental journey to the left of the course. With teammates and the referee calling on the team to go right, the boys still managed to end up off the course, in the bushes, and then eventually completely backwards. “We were actually going better backwards than forwards,” said Timmermans after the race. “We were more in sync going backwards!” “That’s how they paddle in the Kootenays, backwards.” announced chief official Bill Rublee on the radio. “We’re no good at the canoeing,” commented Catenacci. “We’re much better at the kayaking.” But, with only two months of training between them all, even a sixth place finish is an excellent feeling, they said. Boulanger called it “the best race I’ve ever had,” and, with smiles on their faces and excitement in their hearts, it was certainly an exciting event.last_img read more

Hitwise: Google Continues to Grow Market Share, Financial Search Up Big, Health Search Growth Slowing

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Web traffic analysts Hitwise released a report this morning claiming that Google’s search market share has continued to grow and is now 65.1%, up 5% from November of last year. Yahoo, MSN and Ask.com were reported to be at 21%, 7% and 4% respectively, all down from last year and last month.At least as interesting are the Hitwise numbers about percentage of traffic driven by search to sites in various categories. Health and Medical sites get 44% of their traffic from search engines, 29% from Google alone, says Hitwise. The lowest category for search traffic is Business and Financial sites, where only 17% of traffic is from search, 10% from Google. That category, though, is also the one seeing the biggest growth in search traffic – up 21% year over year, with Google’s search traffic to these sites up a whopping 30%. Entertainment and Travel both saw big growth in search traffic over the last year as well (see chart, click for full chart with additional columns), while Health and Medical and Shopping and Classifieds saw search traffic grow the least. Tags:#Trends#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Take-aways for me are that the world of Business search optimization and ad buying must be going strong and Health and Medical are probably search-saturated. How else would you read this chart? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Social Collaboration: Businesses Become More Social

first_imgGartner organized vendors in the Workplace Social Software (WSS) space into the following four quadrants:Leaders: Jive Software, IBM, Microsoft, Yammer (Microsoft), SalesforceChallengers: Tibco Software, VMWare, AtlassianNiche Players: OpenText, Saba, Socialtext (Bedford Funding), Huddle, Bluekiwi (Atos), Igloo, Novell, Liferay, Moxie SoftwareVisionaries: Telligent, Cisco, SuccessFactors (SAP), Acquia Social software tools are increasingly being used for internal collaboration and communication in businesses.Rob Howard, Telligent Founder and CTO , said that “Social is the new normal – people expect social capabilities [on the job] to help them collaborate with their co-workers and connect with timely knowledge.”Gartner defines the following characteristics of Social Software being used in the Workplace: Find out about each other personally or professionallyDiscover other people with common interestsMine networks of contacts and acquaintances for advice, references and referralsForm teams, communities or informal groups, and invite external participants from other organizationsWork together on the same work objectsDiscuss and comment jointly on workOrganize work from a mutual perspectiveHelps users identify relevant workAlert users to information or events that might be relevant to themLearn from others’ expertiselast_img read more

10 months agoMarcelo: Mourinho back at Real Madrid…?

first_imgMarcelo: Mourinho back at Real Madrid…?by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid wing-back Marcelo was sorry to hear about Manchester United’s sacking of Jose Mourinho.Marcelo had some words of comfort for his old boss.”[His sacking] is a pity as he is a great coach and for him to be without a club is a pity,” said the Brazilian at a Club World Cup media conference.”It’s not for me to say if he should come to Real Madrid, but I really appreciate all he did for me at this club.”The 30-year-old emphasised the togetherness in the group when asked about the club’s success and what it stems from.”It comes from the union we have within the dressing room,” he added.”The base of team has been playing a long time together, which has brought us to where we are now.”But we still have a lot of hunger to win trophies.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoNewcastle midfielder Mo Diame apologises for Liverpool humbling

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle midfielder Mo Diame apologises for Liverpool humblingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United midfielder Mo Diame says the away fans deserved better after their 4-0 defeat at Liverpool.Newcastle have not won at Liverpool since 1994 in the top flight but even with their side four goals down the fans still backed the players.Diame was taken aback by their support, and told the Evening Chronicle: “It showed how amazing they are and it shows how loyal the fans are.“We know as players we are at a massive club but it is massive because of them.“They are showing this week-in, week-out.“We just want to thank them and apologise for the result.” last_img

Facts to know about tsunami warnings in Canada

first_imgVANCOUVER – Some residents along British Columbia’s coastline were woken by tsunami warning sirens early Tuesday morning shortly after an earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska. Here are some things to know about tsunami alerts in Canada:— British Columbia learns about potential tsunamis from the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center.— The centre uses seismometers and sea level measuring stations, which send real time data to national and regional warning centres, to determine whether there’s a risk.— After receiving notice from the U.S., federal and provincial emergency officials assess the information to determine whether it poses a threat to B.C.— There are five levels of alerts that B.C. can send out: a warning, an advisory, a watch, an information statement and a cancellation.— A tsunami warning means that a “flood wave” is possible and a full evacuation is suggested.— An advisory means there will likely be strong currents and people should stay away from the shore.— A watch means the government does not yet know how dangerous the situation is, and people should stay alert as they wait for more information.— An information statement warns an earthquake has occurred, or that a tsunami warning, watch or advisory has been issued for another section of the ocean. But in most cases, there is no threat of a destructive tsunami.— A cancellation is issued when there’s no longer a threat.last_img read more

Search continues for entangled right whale spotted in the Bay of Fundy

first_imgGRAND MANAN, N.B. – A day after heavy fog forced searchers to retreat back to shore, the hunt for an entangled North Atlantic right whale resumed Wednesday in the Bay of Fundy.The whale, identified as an adult male, was seen Monday morning with an orange buoy trailing behind it.Jerry Conway of the Campobello Whale Rescue Team says a Department of Fisheries and Oceans aircraft surveyed the Bay of Fundy from above Wednesday.The department also sent a boat out of Westport, N.S., and the Campobello rescue team is on standby to disentangle the endangered mammal if it’s found.Conway says there is still fog out on the water and they will assess whether or not the search will continue Thursday.There were 18 recorded North Atlantic right whale deaths in Canadian and U.S. waters last year — most of them in the Gulf of St. Lawrence — mainly due to collisions with ships or entanglements in fishing gear.There are believed to be fewer than 450 of the whales remaining and, of those, there are only about 100 breeding females.last_img read more