Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
The idea is so simple, you'd wonder why nobody has thought about it way back.
There are just a few important premises: one, that the world has problems (no doubt about that!); two, that there are thousands of ideas out there; and lastly, that in order for an idea to make a far-reaching impact, you have to know our greatest issues. That's where we come in.
The search giant has solicited thousands of ideas since last year, and now it's time to cast votes to decide which idea will get funding.
What's so neat about this is, we get to become part of it even while we're just sitting back at home or from our favorite coffee shops.
Go and vote here! Quick, quick, coz deadline is October 8, 2009!
PS: If you get dizzy about the choices, let me help you out with an article. Caution, this is a little geeky, but it was surprising to find out that we'll get more bang-for-the-buck benefits when we focus on health issues... vitamins. The Top Ten Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems
And yeah, note too that your biggest personal problems are most likely not in the Top 10... so be grateful. ;-)
I picked "Make government more transparent". You?
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Pushcart classes help break gang chain
CAVITE CITY, Philippines (CNN) -- At 16, Rhandolf Fajardo reflects on his former life as a gang member.
Efren Peñaflorida's Dynamic Teen Company offers Filipino youth an alternative to gangs through education.
"My gang mates were the most influential thing in my life," says Fajardo, who joined a gang when he was in sixth grade. "We were pressured to join."
He's not alone. In the Philippines, teenage membership in urban gangs has surged to an estimated 130,000 in the past 10 years, according to the Preda Foundation, a local human rights charity.
"I thought I'd get stuck in that situation and that my life would never improve," recalls Fajardo. "I would probably be in jail right now, most likely a drug addict -- if I hadn't met Efren."
When the voting starts, please vote if you think his personal crusade deserves merit.
Just when most of us are at our desks, complaining about everyday life and bad politics, some people are actually in the streets doing something to make society better.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
World bids farewell to 'Bush-isms'
First Posted 12:57:00 01/15/2009
Filed Under: Personalities
WASHINGTON -- US President George W. Bush may be passing out of the White House and into history, but he has bequeathed to the nation and the world volumes of unforgettable quotes.
Herewith are some of the more memorable "Bush-isms:"
JUST A TEXAS COWBOY
"They misunderestimated me," -- Bentonville, Arkansas, November 6, 2000
"There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on ... shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again," -- Nashville, Tennessee, September 17, 2002
"I want to thank my friend, Senator Bill Frist, for joining us today ... He married a Texas girl, I want you to know. Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me," -- Nashville, Tennessee, May 27, 2004
"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we," -- Washington, August 5, 2004...
"For a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times," -- Tokyo, February 18, 2002...
"Thank you, Your Holiness. Awesome speech," -- Washington April 16, 2008 to Pope Benedict XVI.
"I remember meeting a mother of a child who was abducted by the North Koreans right here in the Oval Office," -- Washington, June 26, 2008
"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully," -- Saginaw, Michigan, September 29, 2000
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
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Metro Capital Growth Fund: -28.58%
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Source: UITF Online