World population projected to reach 11.2 billion by 2100

World population projected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100 The current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, according to a new United Nations report launched on 21 June. With roughly 83 million people being added to the world’s population every year, the upward trend in population size is expected to continue, even assuming that fertility levels will continue to decline. The World … [Read more...]

Marina wanted to a NUN, ended up in the Sea of Brazil

The Brazilian Socialist Party plans to launch environmentalist Marina Silva as its presidential candidate next week, replacing party leader Eduardo Campos who was killed in a plane clash, a senior party official said on Saturday. The PSB, as the party is known, has agreed to rally around a Silva candidacy after she pledged to honor the party's program and its regional alliances, said Beto Albuquerque, a party congressman from the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. "She will be the PSB … [Read more...]

Survival reveals ‘five faces of genocide’, UN Indigenous Day

Survival reveals ‘five faces of genocide’ for UN Indigenous Day Aché woman shortly after she was captured and brought out of the forest in 1972, Paraguay. © A.Kohmann/Survival To mark UN Indigenous Day on August 9, Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, reveals five tribal peoples who have been victims of genocide during the 20th century – and warns of a potential genocide in the 21st. Tribal peoples subjected to genocidal violence include*: - The … [Read more...]

Child Prostitution, 2014 World Cup’s Darkest Side

Amid the events surrounding the 2014 World Cup showcasing Brazil's dynamic culture, food and other assets, and the memorable plays on the soccer field, with perhaps the best so far being Robin Van Persie's masterful header against Spain on the second day of play, there's a 'dark side': deep-rooted problems simmering just below the surface in South America's largest country with child prostitution an especially grim reminder that all is not football and Carnival. In the first decade of the … [Read more...]

The Dark Side of Brazil’s Love for Women’s Soccer

This summer's World Cup will bring together two things for which Brazil is internationally renowned: soccer and beautiful women. While Brazil's reputation for sexy ladies and futebol are mixed together in the advertising leading up to the games, it's another story on the field. The struggles of women attempting to break into the male-dominated world of soccer reveals the darker side of the beautiful game. For a country renowned for its passion and prowess in the sport, acceptance of … [Read more...]

Jean Houston, A Unique Opportunity to Train With Me‏

Since you’ve been following my work so closely, I want to be sure you know about a unique opportunity to work with me this year. I know it’s not always possible to travel or take the time away from daily responsibilities to study with me for an extended period of time . . . And in response to this, I’ve created a program to allow you to work with me regardless of where you are, with no need to travel great distances. It’s an advanced, intimate, 6-month online training that is just … [Read more...]

Jean Houston, Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose

Dear Friend, Everywhere I go, people come up to me and tell me how profoundly their lives have been changed by taking my Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose 7-week Online Course. REGISTER HERE And nothing makes me happier than knowing that the course is helping people live their highest purpose, because as you probably know, that’s what the world needs right now, more than anything. Here are a few more excerpts from letters I’ve received from course graduates talking … [Read more...]

The History of the Engagement Ring @ Uma Campbell

The History of the Engagement Ring Today’s media circus of seven-figure celebrity and royal weddings would have us believe that current generations have all but invented the pomp of the marriage ceremony, but in many ways we’re simply seeing a very glitzy reinvention of a very old wheel.  Regarding the tradition of engagement rings, the use of circular bands as a symbol of commitment is almost as old as the institution of marriage itself.  While there have been detours and variations - … [Read more...]

Rona Ambrose – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life the youngest Canadian ever to sit in the Cabinet, one that has reached above most in the corporate world among women and has thrived, leading in a world traditionally worked by men. As a leader among women, one of her passions dictates that improving the prospects of young women in Canada, namely 'education, financial literacy, internships, safety and business leadership with a special focus on honour killings, Aboriginal women … [Read more...]

Brazil’s Wealth Revolution, Lorre White

Brazil’s Wealth Revolution – Trends, Opportunities and Challenges As Brazil enters the global spotlight with the World Cup and Olympics on the horizon, an increasing number of luxury brands are looking at opportunities within the market. Luxury market specialists, Ledbury Research have just released three new studies exploring the spending habits and trends of high net worth individuals in Brazil. The studies, part of Ledbury Research’s Wealth Segment series, present a detailed … [Read more...]

Lorre White, ‘an in-depth analysis of the evolution of HNWI in Brazil’

An in-depth analysis of the evolution of HNWI in Brazil Fendi store Sao Paulo, Brazil Ledbury Research has released three new reports which explore the spending habits and trends of high net worth individuals in Brazil, and present a detailed analysis of opportunities, trends, and challenges for organizations involved with wealth management, retail, and services. A new generation of young entrepreneurs are leading Brazil’s wealth revolution. In the latest release of its Wealth Segment … [Read more...]

“Real Men Don’t Hit Women!”, Antonio Bandares

Life isn’t easy for women – anywhere in the world. I grew up in Dois Riachos – a poor, remote town in the north-east of Brazil. Our family didn’t have much money; my mother worked hard to raise me and my two brothers and sister by herself. We couldn’t even afford a football – if we had bought one, we would have gone without food. At the age of 7, I knew I wanted to play football for the rest of my life. But being a girl, the path wasn’t straightforward. Everyone from my brothers to the … [Read more...]

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Recounts 5-year-Old Girl’s Ordeal

SECURITY COUNCIL ADOPTS TEXT URGING TARGETED SANCTIONS AGAINST PERPETRATORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE DURING ARMED CONFLICT Rape Largely ‘Cost-free’, Says Special Representative As UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Recounts 5-year-Old Girl’s Ordeal   The Security Council today urged the United Nations sanctions committees to apply targeted sanctions against parties committing sexual violence during armed conflict. Ahead of a debate on the subject that attracted more than 60 speakers, the … [Read more...]

Hong Kong and India lead in growth of wealthy population, Lorre White

According to the World Wealth Report 2013, released by Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management, the investable wealth of the world’s high net worth individuals (HNWIs) rebounded in 2012, growing by 10 per cent to reach a record high of $46.2 trillion, after declining 1.7 per cent in 2011. As many as one million individuals joined the global HNWI population, which reached 12 million, reflecting an increase of 9.2 per cent. In 2012 North America’s population of 3.73 million HNWIs surpassed the … [Read more...]

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