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Daylight Saving Time Around the World 2013 Daylight saving time is often incorrectly referred to as “daylight savings time” . In some countries, it is also called “summer time”. When DST is not observed, it is called standard time, normal time or winter time. This list displays a brief (but not complete) overview over which countries and territories that plan to observe DST during . Note that the list might not be final - countries, territories and states sometimes make adjustments that are announced just days or weeks ahead of the change. Detailed information is available for the first half of 2013 and the second half of 2013 .
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Electricity around the world: everything about plugs, sockets, voltages, converters, etc. Haga clic aquí para español Cliquez ici pour la version française / Klik hier voor Nederlands (last update: 12 March 2013) There is no standard mains voltage throughout the world and also the frequency, i.e. the number of times the current changes direction per second, is not everywhere the same.
World Standards - Everything you always wanted to know
A major project to precisely catalog every mountain in the world with 1,500 meters (4,921') of prominence. Prominence is the relative elevation of a mountain summit. Prominence is the elevation difference between a summit and the highest point (saddle) that separates that summit from any higher summit. About the Ultras Project In 2004-2006, the authors of the Ultras Project researched and mapped every summit on earth believed to have 1,500 meters (4,921') or more of prominence. In total, we have calculated 1,524 such peaks (as of June 10, 2007). The Ultra-Prominences Page
The Many Faces of Global Migration Description: The Many Faces of Global Migration report is an introduction to what Gallup has unearthed by asking migrants and potential migrants worldwide about their lives. The data presented in this report are based on Gallup’s ongoing World Poll surveys in more than 150 countries, territories and regions and more than 750,000 interviews since 2005. As such, these findings provide an unprecedented look at the different push-and-pull factors that influence migration, the experiences of those who desire to migrate to other countries permanently or temporarily for work, those who are planning to go, those who are preparing to go, those who have already left, and those who have returned home – and what this means for governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders. Table of Contents
World by Map: Statistics, Maps and Charts
Explore your world We live in a world of 7 billion people, living in seven continents and more than 200 countries. Though family size (fertility) continues to decline in most places, our numbers are projected to rise for years to come. This dashboard allows you to take a closer look at the world population in 2011 and beyond: Check out populations by region or country.
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UN Information Centres
So. You're looking for the World Bank's data. Here are the top 5 ways I access it, what are yours? 1) data.worldbank.org Our most popular open data destination - the main World Bank Data site gives you an overview of the data we have on a country, region or topic. Access World Bank Data
Global Adaptation Index
The launch of the Global Adaptation Index (GaIn) literally puts a powerful open data browser into the hands of anyone with a connected mobile device. The index rates a given country’s vulnerability to environmental shifts precipitated by climate change, its readiness to adapt to such changes, and its ability to utilize investment capital that would address the state of those vulnerabilities. <img src="http://blogs.oreilly.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/gain-global-ai-small1.jpg" width="580" border="0" alt="Global Adaptation Index" /> The Global Adaptation Index combines development indicators from 161 countries into a map that provides quick access to thousands of open data records. All of the data visualizations at gain.globalai.org are powered by indicators that are openly available and downloadable under a Creative Commons license. Global Adaptation Index enables better data-driven decisions
Ministries of Foreign Affairs
MFA Kingdom of Cambodia E-Visa Make Your Trip Happen To The Kingdom Of Wonder! The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has launched e-Visa, which enables you to apply for a Cambodia tourist visa online. Instead of applying through Cambodian Embassy, all you need to do is to complete the online application form and pay with your credit card.
Directory of Canadian Government Offices Abroad This directory contains contact information for government offices that provide consular services to Canadian citizens abroad. The directory also includes Australian and Swedish offices around the world that, by special agreement, provide consular services to Canadians. For up-to-date, detailed information on a particular office, visit that office’s website. View an office by clicking the letter for the relevant country or region below, or select it on the world map that follows.
Geert Hofstede on Culture
Geopolitics. Cross-culture awareness and competence, Steven Matejovsky,ISIT Key words: steven matejovsky, cross-culture awareness and competence, erasmus, institut supérieur d'interprétation et de traduction, isit, institut catholique de paris, icp, ambiguity , appropriate response , arbitrary , artefacts, assumptions, attribution, awareness, beliefs, chronemics , communicative competence, context, convergence, cross-culture, culture, decode, divergence, encode, ethnocentric, expected behaviour, haptics, iceberg, individual preference, intent, filter, kinesics, no avoidance culture, oculesics, olfactics, norm, parochial, perception, perceptual patterns, prejudices, proxemics, relationship, semiotics, stereotypes, universalistic, value, vocalics, yes avoidance culture. Developing Cross Culture Awareness T his article is the result of a workshop designed for students participating in the Erasmus student exchange programme.
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