#news and #comments #digest (@robertolofaro) for 2015-01-07

NEWS ITEMS OF THE DAY

#education as a #development #tool – missed opportunities http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/01/05/how-inequality-made-these-western-countries-poorer/?tid=sm_fb #OECD

End of 2014 marks handover with #NATO’s Baltic Air Policing Mission http://www.aco.nato.int/end-of-2014-marks-handover-with-natos-baltic-air-policing-mission.aspx #Italy

#demand and #salary for #ICT positions in 2015 – http://www.cio.com/article/2864361/salary/15-job-titles-getting-big-salary-boosts-in-2015.html?phint=newt%3Dcio_careers&phint=idg_eid%3D118ce63b0ef8d6605c4fcea26320cc11#tk.CIONLE_nlt_careers_2015-01-06 #business

#Bank of #England did not see the 2007-2008 #financial #crisis coming http://www.lemonde.fr/entreprises/article/2015/01/07/la-banque-d-angleterre-n-avait-pas-vu-venir-la-crise-de-2007-2008_4550384_1656994.html … #business #politics

#Bitstamp – 19,000 #bitcoin s worth 4.3mln EUR stolen, more than 10% of its reserve http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2015/01/06/4-3-millions-d-euros-voles-a-une-plate-forme-d-echange-de-bitcoins_4550216_4408996.html … #business #cyber #security

#Nigeria – #Shell to pay #environmental #damages http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/unternehmen/shell-zahlt-70-millionen-euro-an-fischer-im-niger-delta-13356629.html … #details http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2015/01/07/shell-va-dedommager-une-communaute-nigeriane-victime-de-la-pollution_4550388_3244.html … #business #environment #Africa

#USA – the new #Republican-led #Congress http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/01/06/actualidad/1420577729_969646.html … #politics

#Syria – 50,000 #desaparecidos from a peak of 200,000 http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/01/06/actualidad/1420552142_804852.html … #security #politics

#Lebanon sets up #visa #requirement s for #Syria http://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/article/2015/01/05/le-liban-regule-l-entree-des-refugies-syriens-en-leur-imposant-d-obtenir-un-visa_4549504_3218.html … #immigration #politics

#Germany – #immigration – the #data http://www.lemonde.fr/les-decodeurs/article/2015/01/06/quel-est-le-poids-de-l-immigration-en-allemagne_4550225_4355770.html … #Pegida http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/frankreichs-reaktion-ist-pegida-ein-deutscher-front-national-13356464.html … #politics #EU

a #mole for #Israel in #Hezbollah http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/01/06/actualidad/1420569234_558127.html … #security #politics

#North #Korea #doubles its #cyber #soldier s http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/wirtschaftspolitik/nordkorea-stockt-hacker-truppe-auf-6000-soldaten-auf-13356205.html … #security #politics

#North #Korea #doubles its #cyber #soldier s http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/wirtschaftspolitik/nordkorea-stockt-hacker-truppe-auf-6000-soldaten-auf-13356205.html … #security #politics


1. #demographic #change

if you look at the updated version (linked within the article), you will see a not-so-small change within the age distribution… less children, more adult and aged people

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/01/06/chart-if-the-world-were-100-people/?tid=sm_fb

2. not just the #Millennium #Development #Goals – #World #Bank on #reducing #inequality – #IBRD

https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=32702694&authType=name&authToken=AfSR&trk=hp-richmedia-name

3. non-lethal weapons and their misuse

a stun gun is a gun that doesn’t necessarily have lethal consequences- but it is still, and should still, be used if and only if you would use a gun under the same conditions, isn’t it?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/01/06/texas-cop-who-used-a-stun-gun-on-a-senior-citizen-has-been-fired/?tid=sm_fb

4. #Italy and #unemployment : a distant Europe

http://www.lastampa.it/2015/01/07/economia/si-allarga-lo-spread-col-resto-deuropa-JJD1EzsyHncKJPPjFgelVJ/pagina.html

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