World International Affairs Scotland is set to become the first country in the world to include the teaching of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights in its school curriculums. Ministers embraced all the 33 recommendations put forward by a working group led by the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, meaning primary and secondary state schools will now be required to teach pupils about the history of LGBTI movements. A study carried out for TEI in 2016 found the rate of attempted suicide among LGBTI people in Scotland stood at 27 percent. Nine in 10 LGBTI Scots had admitted experiencing homophobia, transphobia or biphobia at school and being bullied was a key factor in prompting some to attempt suicide. “Scotland is already considered one of the most progressive countries in Europe for LGBTI equality,” deputy first minister John Swinney was quoted as saying by The Guardian. “I am delighted to announce we will be the first country in … [Read more...] about Scotland Is the First Country in the World to Put LGBTI Lessons in the School Curriculum
Rick Noack, The Washington Post Published 6:16 am PST, Friday, November 9, 2018 Almost half of all countries have fertility rates below the replacement level, according to an unprecedented study published by The Lancet journal. While there was not a single nation with a fertility rate below the 2.05 threshold back in 1950, the global average is now only 2.4 - down from 4.7 about 70 years ago. Differences between nations have become more pronounced, with some European countries having record-low rates down to one child per woman on average, compared to more than six children in some African nations. If you live in a poorer nation with high fertility rates, a decrease would likely be a reason for celebration. Lower fertility rates are often the result of fewer child deaths, easily accessible contraception and prosperous economies, which explains why Europe, North America and richer Asian nations like Japan are disproportionately affected. In countries with … [Read more...] about Fertility rates around the world are declining. Trump supporters won’t like the solution.
CARDIFF (Reuters) - Wales coach Warren Gatland wants clear heads and composure under pressure as his side seek to end their horror run of 13 defeats in a row against Australia at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. The fixture comes 10 months before the sides clash in Tokyo at the 2019 Rugby World Cup and while Wales are in form with six wins in a row, the true test of their progress comes in Cardiff this weekend. Gatland is quick to point out that six of those 13 defeats have been by five points or less, but that inability to get over the line in tight battles provides a worry. Defeat would be another devastating blow against an Australia side that has won only three of their 10 tests this year, including a home series defeat to Ireland. "It's being clinical in those last few minutes," Gatland told reporters this week, saying decision-making on the field when under pressure had been a major factor in the run of losses. "We've gone through some of those examples in the last few years … [Read more...] about Wales can sound World Cup warning with victory over nemesis Australia
This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Venezuela’s Refugees Crisis Soars as Economic Disaster Worsens Number of migrants leaving Venezuela reaches three million Venezuela’s Refugees Crisis Soars as Economic Disaster Worsens The socialist poster child, Venezuela, is facing mounting crises as the country continues to crumble. Socialism has been a disaster every time it has been tried, whether it has been abandoned – as in North Korea, Sweden, Russia, China, Cuba, or East Germany – or where it has been allowed to lead to total financial disaster, as in Venezuela. In Venezuela, the refugee crisis and the economic crisis continue to reach fresh levels while the overweight socialist president, Nicolás Maduro, who stuffs himself while his people starve to death, shows no hint of wanting to abandon the disaster. On Thursday, Venezuela’s year on year inflation rate was 833,997 percent. The International Monetary Fund predicted … [Read more...] about World View: Venezuela’s Refugees Crisis Soars as Economic Disaster Worsens
The 2018 World Chess Championship between three-time defending champion Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana, the first American to compete since the legendary Bobby Fischer in 1972, kicks off in London on Friday. Norwegian master Carlsen, 27, is seeking to cement his reputation as history's greatest chess player, while 26-year-old Caruana is a prodigy helping to return mass appeal to the highbrow game. The pair will face off a maximum of 12 times from Friday until November 26 -- with games scheduled to start at 1500 GMT -- in the bi-annual contest held in a former London art and design school building. Chess has its own unique scoring system that awards the winner of each game one point, while a draw sees the contenders get half a point each. The title goes to the first person to reach 6.5 points, with a rapid series of tiebreakers played in case the two are level after the first 12 games. Carlsen -- a superstar at home in Norway who is also a … [Read more...] about Can Magnus Carlsen remain world chess champion in face-off with American Fabiano Caruana?