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The Conversation 01/17/2020 16:44
Hong Kong's first Lennon Wall appeared in 2014. ,. Months of anti-government protests in Hong Kong have physically reshaped the city. As a , I have been interested in how the citizens and activists made use of the urban environment during the movement, including walls of Post-it sticky notes and other creative displays. These spaces, which locals call “Lennon Walls,” have sprung up on buildings, walkways, sky bridges, underpasses and storefronts and carry messages like “Hong Kongers love freedom,” “garbage government” and “We demand real universal suffrage.”The was in central Prague, west of the Vltava River and south of the iconic Charles Bridge. Since the 1960s, the wall had been a location for romantic poems and anti-government messages.
The Conversation 01/17/2020 16:44
Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his famous 'I Have a Dream' speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the Freedom March on Washington in 1963. The name Martin Luther King Jr. is iconic in the United States. President Barack Obama in both his Democratic National Convention nomination acceptance and victory speeches in 2008, when he said,. “[King] brought Americans from every corner of this land to stand together on a Mall in Washington, before Lincoln’s Memorial…to speak of his dream.”Indeed, much of King’s legacy lives on in such arresting oral performances. They made him a global figure. King’s preaching used the power of language to interpret the gospel in the context of black misery and Christian hope. He directed people to life-gi.
The Conversation 01/17/2020 08:54
People have different reasons for not showing up on Election Day. At least 40% to 90% of American voters stay home during elections, evidence that low voter turnout for both and elections is a serious problem throughout the United States. With the 2020 presidential election approaching, will be firing up again. Some people might be indifferent or simply not care, but many who forgo voting have legitimate reasons. Over the past decade, through my on civil rights and oppression, through my observations of social media comments and through my conversations with hundreds of college students, I have concluded that such reasons are both important and, generally, unnoticed. 1.
The Conversation 01/16/2020 22:19
Australian sea lions (Neophoca cinerea) are one of the rarest pinnipeds in the world and they are declining. ,. Australian sea lions are in trouble. Their population has never recovered from the impact of the commercial sealing that occurred mainly in the 19th century. Low-lying rock islands and outcrops make important breeding sites for Australian sea lions but many are threatened by sea-level rise. J. Hodgson. Currently, the Australian sea lion is a threatened species (listed as with the population estimated at 10,000 – 12,000. More than 80% of these animals live in the coastal waters of South Australia, where their numbers are estimated to have fallen by more than half over the past 40 years. The sea lions’ survival is threatened by many f.
The Conversation 01/16/2020 20:05
Cardiac arrest can occur with little or no warning in people who were previously healthy, including young people. From shutterstock.com. Each year more than Australians experience a sudden cardiac arrest. This means their heart unexpectedly stops beating. A cardiac arrest leads to loss of consciousness and will result in death if not recognised and treated immediately. While depending on the exact cause of the cardiac arrest, the person’s age and other factors, survival invariably depends on . Each minute of defibrillation delay significantly decreases the person’s chance of . So in the instance of a cardiac arrest, in the time before emergency services arrive, help from members of the public can be critical in saving a person’s life. Read m.
The Conversation 01/16/2020 18:12
It is the year of the Tokyo Olympics, and the International Olympic Committee was quickly out of the blocks with regarding athlete protests. The IOC is worried the biggest stories of the Games will be political gestures rather than sport performances, and so have introduced specific guidelines to prevent "any political messaging, including signs or armbands" and "gestures of a political nature, like a hand gesture or kneeling" during play, opening and closing ceremonies, medal ceremonies, and at the Olympic village. The IOC has historically shown greater anxiety around the commercial arrangements of athletes, protecting its sponsors.
The Conversation 01/16/2020 14:04
Catherine Hay Thomson went undercover as an assistant nurse for her series on conditions at Melbourne Hospital. In this series, we look at under-acknowledged women through the ages. In 1886, a year before American journalist Nellie Bly to enter an asylum in New York and became a household name, Catherine Hay Thomson arrived at the entrance of Kew Asylum in Melbourne on “a hot grey morning with a lowering sky”. Hay Thomson’s two-part article, for The Argus newspaper revealed the conditions women endured in Melbourne’s public institutions. Her articles were controversial, engaging, empathetic, and most likely the first known by an Australian female undercover journalist. A ‘female vagabond’. Hay Thomson was accused of being a spy by Kew Asylum.
The Conversation 01/16/2020 14:04
Australians were also cheated out of A$400,000 last year in charity scams. Dean Lewins/AAP. There’s been an overwhelming outpouring of love and support around the world for those impacted by the bushfires, from social-media donation drives to music concerts to authors auctioning off their books. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, we’ve also seen a number of scams directed at those who want to help, as well as victims of the fires. In recent days, the ACCC set up a dedicated to the reporting of scams associated with the bushfire crisis.
The Conversation 01/16/2020 14:03
Locking yourself into one career path too early may be risky. from shutterstock.com. We are being asked to do work experience this year, in a field we might like to work in. We are being asked to think about choosing electives that are directing us towards our career choices. I have no idea what I want to do! I haven’t yet found anything I am particularly good at. I feel like I am being left behind. That others are making choices about their lives that I am not prepared for yet. Is this normal? Lachlan, year 10. Key points. Many young people feel this way – it is normal! locking yourself into one career path too early can be risky. it’s important to be flexible and learn transferable skills. ask lots of questions from people around you. Hi Lachl.
The Conversation 01/16/2020 14:02
It is possible to calculate the impact impact of fires, but not using GDP. Shutterstock/Andrew Brownbilll/AAP. Estimates of the economic damage caused by the bushfires are , some of them and some unprecedented, as is the of the fires themselves. These types of estimates will be refined and used to make – or break – the case for programs to limit the impact of similar disasters in the future.
The Conversation 01/16/2020 13:38
Relations between the United States and Iran have been fraught for decades – at least since the U.S. helped overthrow a democracy-minded prime minister, Mohammed Mossadegh, in August 1953. The U.S. then supported the long, repressive reign of the shah of Iran, whose security services brutalized Iranian citizens for decades. The two countries have been particularly hostile to each other since Iranian students took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in November 1979, resulting in, among other consequences, and the between the nations. Since 1984, the U.S. State Department has listed Iran as a “,” alleging the Iranian government provides terrorists with . Some of the major events in U.S.-Iran relations highlight the differences between the nation.
The Conversation 01/16/2020 09:00
Need a handkerchief? is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to . Why do onions make you cry? – Dana L., age 12, Belmont, Massachusetts. Onions are grown and used all over the world, and anyone who has cut into one knows that it can make you cry. This happens because onions release an irritating chemical that makes your eyes sting. Onions are mostly water, plus some vitamins and sugar compounds. They also contain compounds that include , a natural chemical found in many smelly substances, such as . This is one way that plants – producing substances that repel creatures who might eat them. Other plants have thorns or stinging leaves, or are made of special cells that make them hard
The Conversation 01/16/2020 00:31
Australian-designed technology will soon be responsible for 50% of all solar energy produced globally. Glenn Hunt/AAP. In the 1980s, a global race was underway: to find a more efficient way of converting energy from the sun into electricity. Some 30 years ago, our research team at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) came up with a breakthrough, called the .
The Conversation 01/16/2020 00:08
When Indigenous elder Binno (played by William McPherson) teaches dances to three young men, a bigger plan emerges. Christopher Woe. Review: Black Drop Effect, directed by Felix Cross for Sydney Festival. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains names of deceased people. ’s debut play is the "immersive" experience the Sydney Festival program promises.
The Conversation 01/15/2020 20:44
The A-League is struggling to attract TV viewers and fans at matches. Would a move to the winter make any difference? Gary Day/AAP. In the past week, the Australian football players union has been pressuring the A-League to – shifting to a winter competition, instead of its current spot in the brutal summer. Both the A-League and W-League seasons currently run from October-April. One of the main reasons for the summer schedule was to avoid head-to-head competition with the much bigger Australian Football League (AFL) and National Rugby League (NRL), which both play in the winter. But there’s a growing feeling in the sport that a move to the winter months would be beneficial for football, particularly as our summers grow hotter and bushfires
The Conversation 01/15/2020 20:15
Looking out the window instead might stop you feeling sick, but that doesn't work for everyone. ,. Why does reading in the back seat make you feel sick? – Jane, aged 10, from Coburg North, Australia. Hi Jane, your question about why reading in the back seat makes you feel sick is a very good one. The answer has to do with our eyes, our ears and our brain. Reading in the back seat can make you feel sick because your eyes and ears are having an argument that your brain is trying to settle! Read more:. When you’re reading in the back seat, your eyes see that your book is still. Your eyes then tell your brain you are still. But your ears feel the car is moving. Your ears then tell your brain you’re moving. How can your ears tell you’re moving? Yo.

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