Rapper Akon Launches Initiative To Supply Solar Power To 600 MILLION Africans (VIDEO)

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Rapper and R&B star Akon is changing the lives of hundreds of millions of Africans with what he calls the “solar academy” – a push to provide solar power to rural communities in Africa and create jobs in the process.

With the solar academy, Akon plans to provide solar power to a staggering 600 million Africans, and provide job training to them on top of it – so that the future of Africa will look more prosperous. Here’s a video that outlines what this new initiative, appropriately named Akon Lighting Africa, is all about:

Rapper and R&B star Akon is changing the lives of hundreds of millions of Africans with what he calls the “solar academy” – a push to provide solar power to rural communities in Africa and create jobs in the process.

With the solar academy, Akon plans to provide solar power to a staggering 600 million Africans, and…

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Streetlife symposium – University of Kent, 15 Sept 2015

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Posted on behalf of Phil Hubbard – Streetlife symposium, University of Kent, 15 Sept 201

streetlife-symposium-webThe street is a social space like no other. It has always been a key laboratory for studies of social life, from the roots of contemporary urban sociology in the pioneering ethnographies of the Chicago School through to the diverse range of contemporary studies which consider the performative, affective and non-representational nature of social practice through in situ examination of street etiquette and encounter. Yet, the street remains only loosely defined in many studies, and sometimes disappears from view when social action is privileged over material context. Streetlife: the shifting sociologies of the street, a one-day interdisciplinary symposium, sponsored by The Sociological Review and organised by Prof Phil Hubbard andDr Dawn Lyon (School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Research, University of Kent) will address the ways in which the street matters in contemporary sociology and geography. It will critically…

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6 June 2015. Why Aren’t We the Home of the Free Anymore?

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00 usa home of the free. 06.06.15

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Prisons are full because crooked pols (mostly Republicans) profit from slave labour in “for-profit” private corporate prisons. This is an abomination. It’s time to close down all “private” prisons, outlaw prison slave labour (which competes with free labour), and drastically reform the police to halt their militarisation.

The Republicans won’t do it… Chilly Hilly and O’Malley won’t do it. Only Bernie has the guts and grit to do it. Vote for Bernie… your life DOES depend on it.

BMD

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Two major Mid East escalations: Yemeni rebels fire Scuds at Saudi air base. ISIS warns Syrian rebels

Two major Mid East escalations: Yemeni rebels fire Scuds at Saudi air base. ISIS warns Syrian rebels, DEBKAfile, June 6, 2015

us_patriot_missiles_saudi_arabia_6.6.15US Patriots stationed in Saudi Arabia

Saudi military sources reported Saturday, June 6, that Patriot air defense batteries had intercepted Scud missiles fired by Yemen Houthi rebels against the kingdom’s largest air base at Khamis al-Mushait in the south west. It is from there that Saudi jets take off to strike the Yemeni rebels. DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the Patriot anti-missile systems, which were activated for the first time, were manned by American teams. This was the first direct US military intervention on the Saudi side of the Yemen conflict.

It was also the first time that Houthi rebels or their allies had fired Scud missile into the oil kingdom. Our sources add that the launch was supervised by Hizballah officers. They were transferred by…

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@NOAA ‘s desperate new paper: Is there no global warming ‘hiatus’ after all?

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By Patrick J. Michaels, Richard S. Lindzen, and Paul C. Knappenberger | Watts Up With That? | June 4, 2015

A new paper published today by Science, from Thomas Karl and several co-authors[1], that removes the “hiatus” in global warming prompts many serious scientific questions.

The main claim[2] by the authors that they have uncovered a significant recent warming trend is dubious. The significance level they report on their findings (.10) is hardly normative, and the use of it should prompt members of the scientific community to question the reasoning behind the use of such a lax standard.

In addition, the authors’ treatment of buoy sea-surface temperature (SST) data was guaranteed to create a warming trend. The data were adjusted upward by 0.12°C to make them “homogeneous” with the longer-running temperature records taken from engine intake channels in marine vessels.

As has been acknowledged by numerous scientists, the engine…

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Charlando con Waytrippers sobre viajes, smartphones, juegos y mucho más

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Charlando con Waytrippers

Y como mejor tarde que nunca, volvemos de nuevo con nuestro ?Charlando?, en el que han pasado por el sofá diversos personajes y youtubers como Jordi Wild, Outconsumer, Julian Marinov y hasta el fiel amigo y compañero de oficina Xavi Robles.

Esta vez no es uno, si no dos, llamados Waytrippers. Para quienes desconozcan su persona o por tanto su contenido, se trata de una webserie donde los propios realizan viajes por todo el mundo añadiendo la dificultad de distintos desafíos que propone. Además, el viaje podríamos decir que es low-cost como en el caso de los medios de transporte, incluso tratando de ser cercanos a la población y conocer a fondo su cultura y costumbres.

Comenzando por Raúl, el posee un Samsung Galaxy S3, el cual por supuesto nuestros compañeros de Youtube han recomendado renovar, pese a que él no es especial amante…

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