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Putting Complementarity into Practice

Putting Complementarity into Practice
Meet the Somalis is a collection of 14 illustrated stories depicting the real-life experiences of Somalis in seven cities in Europe: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Leicester, London, Malmo, and Oslo. Based on firsthand testimonies, the stories depict experiences many of us will never know, like fleeing a warzone with your children or, worse, leaving your loved ones behind. But more often, these stories portray the values shared among many of us, like the importance of family, well-being, and identity in an ever-changing world. Read more » Image credit: Lindsay Pollock for the Open Society Foundations

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Kenya and the ICC: Fact Versus Fiction Before December 17, we will file before pretrial chamber III of the International Criminal Court two written applications of around 80 pages each, summarizing the facts and analyzing the evidence collected. We have to prove that there is a reasonable basis to believe that the persons committed the crimes. With this statement from the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Louis Moreno-Ocampo, the buzz in the Kenya’s politico-sphere went shrill. There were of course silent hurrahs from those who believe that impunity in Kenya has reached cancerous proportions.

A directory of radical bookshops in the UK A directory of radical bookshops throughout the UK. The North Left on the Shelf. A specialist second-hand bookseller of material on all topics to do with Socialism. Yard 91, 87 Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4ED.www.leftontheshelfbooks.co.uk How To Start a Business Budget It's a basic tenet of business - before you can make money you have to figure out how to spend it. Drafting a budget is a key way to help you turn your dreams for business success into reality. Using this vital tool, you can track cash on hand, business expenses, and now much revenue you need to keep your business growing -- or at least afloat. By committing these numbers to paper, your chances of succeeding with your business are helped by anticipating future needs, spending, profits and cash flow.

Law And More: "Am having hard time taking the whole death-of-law thing seriously," Midwest Attorney A Midwest Attorney writes in this Presidents's Day weekend: "In my few lucid moments in between bouts of economic paranoia this weekend - if it were summer, I'd be canning green beans and shooting squirrels to eat next winter - I'm having a hard time taking the whole death-of-law thing seriously. I think you are totally correct, Jane, in saying: 'It could drill down to what studying law, practicing it, and the thought or reality of giving it up, at least as a means of making a living, mean to you.'

35 great ex of parallax scrolling websites Today's advanced web technologies make it possible to create remarkable effects in the browser. While these effects can be gimmicky, when employed in the right way they can result in a distinctive and memorable website. One fairly recent web design trend is parallax scrolling, which involves the background moving at a slower rate to the foreground, creating a 3D effect as you scroll down the page. It can sometimes be overwhelming, but when used sparingly it can provide a nice, subtle element of depth. You'll find more advice in our pro tips for building parallax websites post. But to show how it should be done, we've collected together sites that employ the technique to good effect.

Open Society Foundations The Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project (AfriMAP) was established in 2004 to monitor the compliance of member states of the African Union (AU) with selected standards of good governance, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. In recent years, the AU has emphasized the need for accountable government, in particular through the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, and its peer review mechanism. AfriMAP hopes to complement the work of the peer review mechanism by providing in-depth research on selected themes, in order to provide an independent source of information on governance issues. AfriMAP works with national partners and civil society groups to compile systematic country reports on governance issues, using a framework linking respect for human rights to progress in development. Reports are based on a standardized template, allowing cross-country comparison and learning, encouraging debate, and highlighting best case practices.

Five warmest places to spend winter in Europe - Trip+ Pump up the central heating and turn down your blankets; winter isn’t coming to Europe, it’s very much here and it’s not going away anytime soon. In fact, now the festivities of Christmas are over and you can’t even wear your Christmas jumper anymore, there’s really nothing warm to look forward to for months. Unless, of course, you’re smart enough to escape and head south, which is something I’m thinking of doing. So, I set about doing a little research and a lot of daydreaming and here are the results, my top five favourite places in Europe where I won’t need my winter coat. Canary Islands

The MOO Startup Toolkit This week, we’re talking about: Help – you need somebody! As with any endeavor, a new business is bound to run into problems. Luckily, nothing is insurmountable if you look for help in the right places. Nominalizations Are Zombie Nouns Draft is a series about the art and craft of writing. Take an adjective (implacable) or a verb (calibrate) or even another noun (crony) and add a suffix like ity, tion or ism. You’ve created a new noun: implacability, calibration, cronyism. African Farmers Get Boost From IFC, Soros Economic Development Fund, and Esoko WASHINGTON, D.C./ACCRA, GHANA— IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Soros Economic Development Fund have both invested $1.25 million of equity into Esoko, a Ghanaian technology firm. The investment in Esoko will give small holder African farmers and businesses timely crop information that can be shared via text messaging, enabling farmers to increase their incomes. Esoko’s software takes advantage of rapidly growing mobile-phone usage in Africa.

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