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Die Radikalisierung der muslimischen Jugendlichen

Die Zahl junger Menschen aus Deutschland, die sich für ein Leben für den Dschihad entschieden und sich dem "Heiligen Krieg gegen die Ungläubigen" anschlossen haben, steigt stetig an. Im Jahr 2016 kletterte die Zahl der Rekrutierten aus Deutschland auf ca. 800. Ungefähr 180 Rückkehrer aus Syrien und dem Irak halten sich zur Zeit wieder in der Bundesrepublik auf. Diese Zahlen und die islamistisch geprägten Anschläge der letzten Zeit verleihen diesem Thema eine besondere Relevanz In dieser Hinsicht soll der Zusammenhang von Internet und dschihadistischer Radikalisierung genauer untersucht werden. Jeder Jugendliche in Deutschland nutzt das Internet, surft herum und bewegt sich in Sozialen Netzwerken. Das wissen auch die Dschihadisten und nutzen dies gekonnt für ihre Zwecke aus. Knapp die Hälfte der muslimischen Bevölkerung in Deutschland fühlt sich von Deutschen abgelehnt. Laut Meinungsforschungsinstitut dimap fühlen sich sogar von den Muslimen mit deutschem Pass nur 51 Prozent stärker mit...
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Single Women: Stop Apologizing for Your ‘Status’

It happened again the other night. I was out with a group of women, some I’d never met, for a girl’s night out. Sure enough, it didn’t take long for the conversation to turn to men — who had one, who didn’t. The women who were married, engaged or “living together” took the superior position over the women who were single. It wasn’t because the married women necessarily wanted to be “top dogs” in the situation; it was because the single women willingly gave up their power to be of equal status. Picture an encounter between two dogs at the dog park. One is standing tall wagging his tail while the other lies down submissively before it. Same dynamic was in that circle of ladies that night. The single ladies were in awe of those who “had one” and acted eager to learn the hidden secret that would make it possible for them to “have one” too. Now, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to have a long-term romantic relationship, as long as it’s coming from your true self and not a blind ...
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Home Improvement Grant Available for Disabled Veterans

During a recent Veterans Benefits Fair that was held in San Antonio, the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB)  received overwhelming interest in the Texas Veterans Home Improvement Program . As you may know, Veterans and military members may receive loans up to $25,000 to be used for improvements made to a Veteran or military member’s primary residence. The VLB frequently receives inquiries from Veterans wishing to apply for home improvement loans for adapted housing. Examples of such improvements include: Improved entrance paths or driveways in the immediate area of the home. Entrance ramps to ease access to the home. Modified showers, sinks and counters for better accessibility. Upgraded plumbing or electrical systems made necessary due to installation of home medical equipment. For home improvements being made to meet Veteran disability needs, the Texas VLB encourages eligible Veterans to seek grants made available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) . The VA p...
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Five amazing inventions supporting disability in sport

With the Paralympics now underway it got me thinking: we work with tech every day and think nothing of it, but for some people technology is the only reason they’re able to get up and do what they love. I was thinking specifically about the way technology has helped people with physical disabilities get involved in sport over the years and achieve some incredible athletic feats despite their impairments. It felt like a good time to look back on some of the inventions that have played a part in that, and some that are currently in development. Here are five of my favourites… Paragolfer I love this story. Golf-lover Anthony Netto was told he’d never be able to play the sport again after being paralysed during a tour of Iraq while serving in the army. But his love of the game and refusal to just sit back and give up spurred him on to invent something amazing : the Paragolfer. Launched in 2001, this product acts as a kind of hybrid between golf buggy and assistive technology. Transporting ...
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Driving to Safety: Autonomous Vehicle Questions, Answered

After we released a report in April demonstrating that test-driving autonomous vehicles isn't a feasible method of determining when they will be safe enough for consumer use, people started peppering us with questions. Our findings also generated much discussion in government and automobile industry circles, and in the public arena. The amount of time and number of miles required to properly test autonomous vehicles appeared to boggle minds. Given current traffic fatality rates, fully autonomous vehicles would have to be driven hundreds of millions of miles and sometimes hundreds of billions of miles, requiring many decades and possibly hundreds of years of test-driving, according to our research. We showed that autonomous vehicle injury and property-damage-only crash rates are more feasible to demonstrate, but would still take several years. Here are two examples of the many intriguing questions we received about autonomous vehicle safety, and our replies.   If it were feasible t...
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Responding to “Spiritual but Not Religious” Christians

Over the last several years I have encountered a fair number of Christians who claim they are “spiritual but not religious.” In other words, they do not identify with a particular Christian denomination, using the Bible alone to guide their faith. It’s an ideology that says religious institutions are outdated and unnecessary. People may reach this conclusion for a multitude of reasons. Some are disillusioned by what they perceive to be corruption and hypocrisy in religious institutions. Others may feel like they are not being “fed.” Others yet may feel that these institutions teach something contrary to their beliefs regarding political and social issues. Whatever their reasons, we must reach out to these people and take their concerns seriously. Jesus started a religion Most dictionaries define religion as “the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.” It is abundantly obvious from Scripture that Christians are called to worship the o...
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World Food Day: Joining Together to End Hunger

World Food Day, on October 16, is a day of action where global communities join together to commit to ending hunger. In many areas of the world, hunger is a daily reality. Hunger and malnutrition trap people in a cycle of extreme poverty. There are 795 million undernourished people in the world today but hunger is a  solvable problem. From responding to emergency food crises   to teaching communities about nutrition , PCI aims to tackle world hung e r  today, tomorrow, and for future generations . PCI recently launched an emergency food distribution project called Access to Training, Food, and interventions to Better Nutrition (ACTION) or “ACCION” in Spanish, to support 2,777 vulnerable families facing food insecurity in the municipalities of San Pedro Necta, San Ildefonso Ixtahuacán , and Nentón in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. The program is responding in communities that have been most affected by several years of failed rains and falling incomes.   Francisca Pérez L...
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How to support the integration of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers

Adult learning and integration When a migrant, refugee or asylum seeker arrives in a new country, providing them with effective learning is key to supporting their integration. It is vital to ensuring that they can access labour market opportunities and make an economic contribution to host nations. However, there are a wide range of contexts for migration. Movements could be within the European Union or European Economic Area, often involving highly skilled and linguistically capable workers, or refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants from outside Europe, who may arrive with little or no ability to speak the language of host nations. Some examples of practice The examples below highlight some innovative approaches to using learning to promote integration in the UK, in particular looking at those that focus on more challenging contexts and which are likely to be of interest for practitioners engaged in this field. Language development through empowerment: Reflect ESOL (link is exte...
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What is 'Special K' and what is the 'K hole'?

Some of my friends have started using something called 'Special K'. It's a white powder and they snort it. What is it and what is the 'K hole' that they keep talking about? 'Special K' is a street term for ketamine, a powerful anaesthetic used in both human and veterinary surgery.  It is a dissociative drug, which means that when used, the mind leaves the body causing the user to experience quite intense hallucinations. Ketamine was first used extensively during the Vietnam War during battlefield surgery.  When soldiers returned home, those who had been given the drug talked about the experiences that they had had whilst under the effect of the drug and not surprisingly it started to be used recreationally. Its popularity increased quite dramatically in the 1990s, this time amongst the nightclub scene, with people reporting that the drug enhanced the clubbing experience (e.g., the music sounded different and the lights were more intense...
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The Future Muslim Population of Switzerland

According to a popular belief, the number of Muslims living in Switzerland has strongly increased in the last years. Some populist groups even produced graphs predicting one million Muslims in a near future – as did the Egerkingen committee just before the popular vote on mass immigration in February 2014. Others extrapolated even further and went so far as to forecast a future Muslim majority. In fact, immigration from “Muslim” countries [1] to Switzerland represents a small part of total immigration. In terms of net migration (immigration – emigration) the main Muslim countries of origin in 2015 were Kosovo (+2 353), Syria (+1 756), Afghanistan (+484), Turkey (+596), Somalia (+383), Tunisia (+342), and Morocco (+302). Overall, countries who are members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation + Kosovo account for a net migration of +8 283 compared to a net migration from EU-28/EFTA countries of +47 867 and a total net immigration to Switzerland of +71 495. The share of “Muslim” imm...
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NCAA Takes a Small and Disappointing Step to Address Anti-LGBT State Laws

On Wednesday, April 27 the NCAA announced that the Board of Governors was instituting a new requirement for sites hosting or bidding on NCAA events.   Current and future hosts for NCAA events will be required to “demonstrate how they will provide an environment that is safe, healthy, and free of discrimination, plus safeguards the dignity of everyone involved in the event.”   The NCAA’s announcement comes in response to the recent rash of over 100 state laws proposed or passed that single out LGBT people for discrimination.   The NCAA had previously announced that it was “monitoring” the situation in North Carolina where the most sweeping of these laws was passed last month. With the announcement of their new requirement, the NCAA finally broke its silence on the topic to belatedly join a chorus of other private and public organizations and individuals speaking out against the legalization of discrimination with boycotts, protests and s...
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Suspension of Venezuela’s Recall Process Generates Reactions

On Thursday, October 20 Venezuela’s electoral ruling body, the Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE) indefinitely postponed the signature gathering drive of 20% of registered voters in support of a recall referendum against president Maduro due to have taken place this coming week. After weeks of rumors about a possible Supreme Justice Tribunal (TSJ) ruling blocking the recall referendum, the process has been effectively stopped, not by the TSJ, but by the decisions of five regional penal courts. In almost simultaneous events during the afternoon hours of October 20, the penal courts of the States of Aragua, Bolivar, Carabobo, Monagas, and Apure, said they were “nullifying” the first stage of the recall referendum petition process, the collecting of 1% of registered voter’s signatures supporting the petition, because of electoral fraud allegations. Later, on October 21 and 22, courts at the States of Zulia and Trujillo also issued similar rulings.   Following the decisions by the regio...
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The Homeless Singularity

I haven't posted for some time, but homelessness remains as the largest social issue to rent space in my brain, so I thought I would offload a few more things today. In the last few years, we have seen an explosion of homelessness in every city in North America.  Many communities have declared states of emergency, and are doing big sweeps of homeless encampments. While this is partially an economic issue, as homelessness has been in the past, this new wave of people hitting our streets carries a new, and more sinister complexity. Homelessness has always been complex.  I used to work in a shelter, and trying to balance between the needs of people who were struggling with mental health issues, and those trying to get out of the prison system was challenging.  People would get schizophrenic people into street drugs, and the more aggressive dealers would prey upon the most vulnerable, leaving shelter workers with few options to keep the peace and support people.  Often,...
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Current Environment Problems That Our World Is Facing

The world environment is going too much worst condition day by day as we use our natural recourses indiscriminately and fail to manage our waste. Our total environmental condition deteriorate in everyday life but we yet not concern ourselves for save us from different types of natural calamities and extinction of several types of animals spaces groups, it is true that only human are responsible for polluting environmenrt, but if we have a little bit concern than it will make us positive thinker to save our environment. Population explosion: The first and foremost emerging problem in the world is population explosion that directly impact in our environment and every vital element of our environment such like water Tree,air,and  many other things . It causes poverty inflation of money, high price rate of daily commodities and creates thousands of problems which are too hard to solve us. On the other hand for being increased population growth we destroy our valuable natural resources...
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Girls and Their Frenemies By Linda Stade

In schools we talk constantly about protecting girls from harm. We teach them about paedophiles, on-line grooming, sexting, and the harm caused by drug and alcohol use. In reality, the more likely destructive influence on an adolescent girl’s day to day life is the damage they do to one another in their friendship groups…Relational aggression. Relational aggression is the psychologist’s name for what the rest of us call ‘mean girls’ behaviour, or straight up ‘bitchiness’.  It is a pattern of behaviour typically played out by school age girls, but it is not exclusive to them. In fact, where do they learn it if not from their adult role models? Adults are just more subtle about it. Chances are, you’ve experienced relational aggression. You know it when it happens to you. It’s an emotional slap in the face and you often feel a sense of shame and confusion. What distinguishes relational aggression from just being mean, is that it focuses on damaging a person’s sense of social place. I...
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System Now Rigged; Underlying Facts Have Not Changed

  This is what I said, more or less, at today's CPAC meeting about the renewal of the current MOU with Cyprus.  The reaction from those opposed to collecting was predictable, but I was happy to get support from archaeologists for the idea of paying fair wages to site workers to discourage looting and promoting the Treasure Act and Portable Antiquities scheme to ensure coins found outside recognized archaeological sites are adequately recorded.  I hope to be able to prepare a full report of the CPAC meeting in the near future:                I am speaking on behalf of the International Association of Professional Numismatists and the Professional Numismatics Guild, which represent the small businesses of the numismatic trade.  In many ways, this hearing is greater test for CPAC than for ancient coin collectors.  We've heard a lot from first the Sanders and now the Trump campaigns that the system is rigged. Here, unfortunat...
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Equity is fundamental to the community we want to build

By Abigail Echo-Hawk and Barbara Langdon,  Board Chairs of the Children and Youth Advisory Board Last month, the Best Starts for Kids plan was unanimously approved by the King County Council. As Board Chairs for the Children and Youth Advisory Board, we were proud to see that through the legislative review process, the resulting plan amplified the commitment to equity and social justice—a commitment that has been at the forefront of our Board’s work. Read below for an excerpt of how equity is included in the finalized plan. What we mean by equity Our Children and Youth Advisory Board has engaged in meaningful, and at times, challenging discussions about equity, social justice and racism. As the advisory body for the majority of Best Starts for Kids-funded programs and the King County Youth Action Plan, our Board felt that creating a shared sense of understanding for what we mean by equity would be critical to our work. Our members represent the diverse communities, organizations, ...
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The effects of food prices on population health in developing countries

Global food prices remain high and volatile since the peak during the global food crisis of 2008, exacerbating hunger and malnutrition around the world. High and increasing food prices can be an immediate threat to household food security, undermining population health, retarding human development, and lowering labor productivity for the economy in the long term. High volatility of food prices is an added concern, as heightened uncertainty may compromise sustainable and long-term consumption decisions of households, prolonging the situation of inadequate food-intake.  Food security is a particular concern for the Asia-Pacific region. A recent FAO report estimates that globally, 868 million people are undernourished and 564 million, or 65 per cent of the total, live in countries of Asia and the Pacific. The problem is particularly acute among the poor and the socially vulnerable, namely women and children. Various reports point to maternal undernutrition as a leading cause of mater...
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Hottest year ever should spur Latin America on climate change

Four years ahead of schedule, the Paris climate change agreement is expected to enter into force next month. Latin American and Caribbean countries played a major role in the diplomatic push to secure the agreement and are now making progress on ratifying it. As of today, over a  dozen  countries from the region have also ratified – including its largest emitters, Brazil and Mexico, and also some of its smallest and most vulnerable, Barbados and Belize. Yet ratification is only an initial step towards implementation. Fortunately, the region has made progress on designing the policies and institutions to implement the agreement. Peru, Brazil, Mexico and Costa Rica were among the first developing countries to put forward voluntary emission reduction pledges starting in 2008. Given the worsening evidence on global warming, these efforts must be accelerated. The  announcement by NASA  that 2016 is already on track to be the hottest ever year reinforces a sense of urgenc...
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Farmers and Ranchers Save Salmon

The snow pack in the mountains has long since melted. Tributaries to the Scott River and the river itself are quickly drying up, if not already. Contrary to what environmental activist groups, such as the Klamath River Keepers, Klamath Forest Alliance and the Environmental Protection Information Center, are saying, the drop in surface flows in the Scott River Watershed is due to a depleted snow pack, not because ditches are “running full.” Our ditches have not run “full” since the April. Our only saving grace has been two major thunderstorms, or likely all of the tributaries and the river would be merely standing pools.  This year happens to be very dry, our winter snow pack was under 50 percent of average. It was to be expected that surface water would be limited starting in July. In average years, the current levels of flow are not realized until late August and mid September. Understanding the system and realizing that salmon fingerlings are at risk, several ranchers, in  ...
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