Lenin: The Right of Nations to Self-Determination Vladimir Ilyich Lenin The Right of Nations to Self-Determination Written: February-May 1914 Published: April-June 1914 in the journal Prosveshcheniye Nos. 4, 5 and 6. Contents Tokyo earthquake, tsunami puts data centers, cloud services at risk Japan was reeling after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the Northeast coast and also impacted Tokyo. As a result, much of the Pacific Ocean is under a tsunami warning. The disaster comes as many tech giants were setting up data centers in Tokyo to meet demand for cloud computing services. It's unclear how data centers are holding up. According to the U.S. 130 km (80 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan178 km (110 miles) E of Yamagata, Honshu, Japan178 km (110 miles) ENE of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan373 km (231 miles) NE of Tokyo, Japan ZDNet Japan has been posting the data center availability (Google Translation version). NTT said in a statement: March 11, 2011 (Friday) due to earthquakes in the Tohoku region around 46 minutes at 14, NTT Communications (abbreviation: NTT Com) has failed in some of our services. Amazon Web Services indicated that services are continuing. Salesforce.com is also indicating that its Japan and Asia Pacific instances are up. Related: YouTube's CitizenTube
Subregion A subregion is a part of a larger region or continent and is usually based on location. Cardinal directions, such as south or southern, are commonly used to define a subregion. United Nations subregions The Statistics Division of the United Nations (UN) is in charge of the collection, processing, and dissemination of statistical information for the UN. In 1999, it developed a system of macro-geographical (continental) regions, subregions, and other selected economic groups to report advances towards achieving numerous millennial development goals worldwide. According to the UN, the assignment of countries or areas to specific groupings is for statistical convenience and does not imply any assumption regarding political or other affiliation of countries or territories. Subregions by continent Afro-Eurasia Africa Eurasia Asia Europe Americas North America South America Antarctica Oceania See also References
Transnational Institute Home — Knowhow Nonprofit Instituto Transforma – Belo Horizonte, Brasil. Encorajando uma nova Geração de Reformadores no Brasil e no mundo. - Instituto Transforma What is Self Determination? (UNPO) July 19, 2006 All peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development. What is Self-determination? Essentially, the right to self-determination is the right of a people to determine its own destiny. The preferred outcome of an exercise of the right to self-determination varies greatly among the members of the UNPO. Self-determination in International Law The principle of self-determination is prominently embodied in Article I of the Charter of the United Nations. The inclusion of the right to self-determination in the International Covenants on Human Rights and in the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, referred to above, emphasizes that self-determination is an integral part of human rights law which has a universal application. The concept of self-determination is a very powerful one. References Should Nations Have a Right to Self-Determination?
Physiographic regions of the world The Physiographic Regions of the world are a means of defining the Earth's landforms into distinct regions, based upon the classic three-tiered approach by Nevin Fenneman in 1916, that further defines landforms into: 1. physiographic divisions; 2. physiographic provinces; and 3. physiographic sections. This foundational model, which Fenneman used to classify the United States, was the basis for similar classifications of other continents later, and is still considered basically valid. Introduction During the early 1900s, the study of regional-scale geomorphology was termed "physiography". Unfortunately, physiography later was considered to be a contraction of "physical" and "geography", and therefore synonymous with physical geography, and the concept became embroiled in controversy surrounding the appropriate concerns of that discipline. For the purposes of physiographic mapping, landforms are classified according to both their geologic structures and histories.