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5 Scary Effects Of Climate Change That Could Happen In Your Lifetime

5 Scary Effects Of Climate Change That Could Happen In Your Lifetime

Emma Watson Delivers Game-Changing Speech on Feminism for the U.N. Earlier this summer, fresh from college graduation, Emma Watson, was named a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador. Though the ripples of her involvement over the past few months can be seen online (crashing the U.N. Web site, using Twitter to denounce a sexist politician in Turkey or respond to the gender politics of the recent celebrity nude photo hack), Watson’s power in person is an entirely different matter. The actress gave an impassioned speech on feminism and gender at the U.N. headquarters in New York this weekend to launch the “HeForShe” campaign which aims to galvanize one billion men and boys as advocates for ending the inequalities that women and girls face globally. Watson’s speech, which was met with a thunderous standing ovation, not only called for action from male allies, but clarified a persistent misconception about feminism in general. I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. You might be thinking who is this Harry Potter girl?

Politics Politics Aid, politics and development: the 21st century challenges | Duncan Green | Global development | The Guardian The way people understand and think about development is in a state of constant churn and upheaval. Some ideas are genuinely new, prompted by new technologies and groundbreaking political movements. Old ideas, previously discarded for reasons both bad and good,are resurfacing, often to be acclaimed as radically new. New concepts are borrowed from other disciplines, such as medicine and physics, or from rich-world debates. Here are a few examples from recent months. First, the notion of resource constraints is back, as we see violent spikes in food prices cause disastrous setbacks in global progress on ending hunger. If resources are limited, distribution becomes much more important, and there is a danger that poor people will be sent to the back of the queue, potentially undoing decades of progress on development. Third, the multipolar world is just as prevalent a cliché in development circles as everywhere else. Finally, the way we think about development is constantly evolving.

Six trends in advertising you need to know for 2014 Ashley Friedlein, chief executive of Econsultancy, picks six key trends that are likely to affect the advertising market this year - are you already prepared? 1. Real-time bidding trends Investment in online display advertising showed strong growth in 2013, as illustrated in our Online Advertisers Survey Report. The levels of take up of real-time bidding and programmatic approaches, by both media owners and advertisers, have been strong. The demise of ad networks has long been predicted but not yet materialised. Publishers will continue to try to derive more value from online advertising. Publishers will continue to try to maximise the value of their inventory through private market places and SSPs but I expect there to be more focus on how they can use programmatic and RTB approaches to make their inventory more attractive to advertisers whilst not losing control of it to intermediaries like networks. 2. Native advertising is being embraced by a new wave of publishers such as Buzzfeed.