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20/10/2017

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Nobel Prize winners (2017)

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Peace Prize   

  • International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

Norweigan Nobel Committee says award made ""in recognition of work to draw attention to catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons".

Physics

  • Barry Barish
  • Kip Thorne
  • Rainer Weiss

"For decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves"

Chemistry

Urgent to fight institutionalized Corruption before it is too late

  • Gerardo E. Martínez-Solanas
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Young Latinamerican leaders meet with SG Almagro at OAS Headquarters

Corruption is flooding Latin American democracies and leading to their disintegration, until they fall into the hands of ambitious populist politicians who end up destroying the remnants of the rule of law and sink their countries into a corrupt totalitarianism from whose grip peoples find it very difficult to free themselves. That is the stark reality in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, among others. It is essential to wake up the peoples of our Continent before it is too late, so that they understand that absolute power corrupts absolutely and work together to fight the enemies of democracy, crouched in the pit of totalitarianism. This initiative reported below aimed at the Latin American youth is a ray of hope.

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Retos presupuestarios de la Unión Europea

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Europa ha avanzado notablemente hacia la edificación de una verdadera Confederación de Estados, sin llegar al más estricto sistema Federal donde los Estados partes entregan una considerable porción de su soberanía a instituciones de gobierno más centralizadas, como en este caso serían el Parlamento Europeo, etc. No obstante, aun una Confederación de Estados que gozan de amplia soberanía y autonomía requiere no sólo unificar su moneda, como ya se ha hecho, sino también coordinar el presupuesto de las partes para evitar perjudiciales desequilibrios regionales o locales provocados por políticas económicas divergentes. 

Merkel apoya crear un presupuesto y un ministro para la Eurozona

La canciller alemana acusa a los países de la UE de “no hacer los deberes” en la crisis de los refugiados

Berlin, Ago.30.– La idea de que la eurozona necesita una reforma profunda que permita afrontar futuras crisis va cobrando forma en Berlín. La canciller alemana, Angela Merkel, ha aprovechado su tradicional conferencia de prensa de verano para detallar hasta dónde está dispuesta a llegar la mayor economía de la zona euro en el apoyo a las reformas que defiende París para reflotar la Unión en tiempos de eurofobia, Brexit y cisma trasatlántico. Y para ello, puso de ejemplo a España, un país que según Berlín ha aplicado reformas, pero que para evitar sobrepasar los límites de déficit ha recortado en sectores como la educación, que por naturaleza merman la competitividad.

Merkel respondió durante más de hora y media a las preguntas de decenas de periodistas que este martes abarrotaron el centro de prensa de Berlín. 

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Put Me In Coach: Reworking Social Studies for Participatory Democracy

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As colleagues at Harvest Collegiate High School, Andy Snyder and I talk a lot about the way humans develop. In this essay he presents a vision for how to reform social studies curriculum, one that I have seen him enact with good results: students who are engaged, thinking critically, and actively developing meaningful skills. Regardless of what you teach, and especially if you teach social studies, your students could also benefit from his ideas, written below, that help students engage in meaningful disciplinary skills.— John T. McCrann 


Imagine a basketball coach with no hoops and no ball who provided a textbook history of basketball, showed video of some of the greatest games, and imparted a passion for teamwork. But she never held a practic and the players never bounced a ball. How would her team do in a game? How well do our students and former students do as participants in a democracy—with all that we've taught them of history, geography, government, and economics? Knowledge, skills, and values are necessary aspects of a good civic education but the most important element has been left out—action. Civic duties involve doing things in the world—pushing us to go beyond knowledge, thinking skills, and values within our classrooms. Civic education requires practice working with others to take action.

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IMF economic strategies for Egypt's development

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The IMF, loyal to its economic principles and strategy aims to make Egypt's currency more flexible, strengthen competitiveness, improve the availability of foreign exchange, promote exports and tourism, and attract foreign direct investment. It all depends whether the Egiptian government will follow through.

IMF answers 10 key questions about Egypt economic reform programme

Following The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Executive Board first review of Egypt’s economic reform programme, backed by the arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) published on Thursday. Which will allow the authorities to receive the second loan tranche worth $1.2bn, of the $12bn loan approved in November 2016, IMF answered the main questions concerning Egypt’s economic reforms.

The EFF supports Egypt’s comprehensive economic reform programme, which aims to restore macroeconomic stability and return Egypt to strong and sustainable growth. The economic reform programme targets the improvement of the foreign exchange markets, bring down the budget deficit and government debt, as well as raising growth to create jobs, especially for women and youth, while protecting the most vulnerable groups in the society during the process of adjustment.

What is the amount of resources disbursed after the first program review on July 14, 2017?

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