Corruption in Spain – Nice Work If You Can Get It
The flashlight beam stabbing the dark corridors of London’s House of Commons revealed not just sticky-fingered politicians; it caught the public imagination too. Perhaps it brought some light relief to beleaguered Spanish politicians who temporarily disappeared under the radar. Revelations about the disreputable activities of Spanish politicians expose them as the godfathers of the brown envelope. In the past 36-months 18 mayors; a dozen of them either the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) or Peoples Party (PP) have had their collars felt.Entrepreneurialism – The Answer to Nigerian Youth Unrest
There is no denying the fact that Nigeria has had more than its fair share of national misfortunes. The decades following independence from British colonial rule in 1960 saw this strategically located sub-Saharan nation plunge into political uncertainty and economic disintegration. Non-inclusive policies and a historic overdependence on oil exports left the vast majority of Nigerian’s in abject poverty and appalling human development conditions. The return of democracy in 1999 finally brought with it the promise of positive change, as Abuja announced ambitious plans to reverse its downward spiral in global rankings and effect radical transformation in the lives of its people.Chinese New Year – Create Health, Wealth and Wisdom This Year Using Ancient Chinese Wisdom
This article discusses how to prepare for the New Year – to create a happy and harmonious luck-filled year ahead. It also provides guidance on designing your home using Chinese style and philosophy to create a calm, energizing space for you and your loved ones to live. It discusses Chinese furniture, soft furnishings, the principles of flow and attraction and the importance of de-cluttering.Africa Cup of Nations
Currently underway in the heart of Africa, Angola is playing host to some of the top teams in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. From the 10th of Jan 2010 to the 31st of the month, few of Africa’s top teams will be heading it off in a sport that is greatly admired by millions around the world – Football. This year Angola has made all their necessary provisions in the development of their grounds so as to help them cater to the likes of the varied African nations.Haiti – A Beautiful People Amidst Poverty and Now a Major Disaster
Haiti is a country whose poverty seems to be something that its people appear to take it in stride. I was there last month, and I found it unbelieveable as to how the majority of the population can live without the basic elements of life i.e., clean water, electricity and proper sanitation. Now you have a major disaster brought on by natural causes. The Haitians don’t deserve so much tragedy! Last month I was there to help a friend of mine with his cargo ship. Read this article, and find out how I saw the people and their country just weeks before this horrendous event.The White House – Stone to Stone
Located in the heart of Washington DC, there is one house that plays home to one of the most reputed families in the United States. Built from stone to stone, it is one of the most secure locations in the US which has housed over a dozen national Presidents and is home to the governing factors of the legislative decisions.What’s Going Wrong in Australia?
Recently there is a fresh upsurge in misdemeanor against the Indians in the kangaroo land. This time round the misdemeanor seems to be multiplied in magnitude with two Indians suffering fatal blows down under.Steps You Can Take to Prevent Being Taken Advantage of With Donation Requests
You have been requested to donate to the relief effort for the recent tragic earthquake in Haiti. You want to and plan to donate money, but you are confused as to where and how. So far the disaster is just three days old and you have already received 4 different email solicitations all supposedly from either the Red Cross or Salvation Army. You have been contacted in your Facebook account and there are numerous donation requests going around twitter and just now you received a phone call requesting a donation. How can you be sure that the money you donate goes to the organization you want it to go to- in other words, how do you keep from being scammed?Spring is the Beginning of Powwow Season
Spring is the beginning of powwow season, with some of the largest gatherings of the year occurring within a few weeks of each other. Each garners thousands of participants from across Indian Country. Both Canadian and Native Americans fill large arenas for these colorful gatherings. There are dancers, vendors, artists, and spectators who attend each dance.How to Avoid a Rip-Off After a Natural Disaster Such As the Haitian Earthquake
In previous articles I discussed the how and why people use scams after a natural disaster such as the Haitian Earthquake. It is an unfortunate conclusion but many people try to take advantage of anyone they can through any way they can with various scams in order to enrich themselves. How can you protect yourself from these charity fraud scam artists if you want to contribute after a natural disaster?