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15 global challenges that cannot be addressed by any government acting alone

  The 15 Global Challenges  from t he Millennium Project, a global participatory think tank. 1. How can sustainable development be achieved for all while addressing global climate change? 2. How can everyone have sufficient clean water without conflict? 3. How can population growth and resources be brought into balance? 4. How can genuine democracy emerge from authoritarian regimes? 5. How can decisionmaking be enhanced by integrating improved global foresight during unprecedented accelerating change? 6. How can the global convergence of information and communications technologies work for everyone? 7. How can ethical market economies be encouraged to help reduce the gap between rich and poor? 8. How can the threat of new and reemerging diseases and immune micro-organisms be reduced? 9. How can education make humanity more intelligent, knowledgeable, and wise enough to address its global challenges? 10. How can shared values and new security strategies reduce ethnic conflicts, terroris

Poor English, English Gentleman and Handsome Tutor

Dear King, I bought a mobile this morning. The No. is 0044 7951 311205. But it's not active now, since I need to charge the battery for overnight and the socket in my room doesn't fit for the plug of the charger. i should buy an adapter tomorrow. So it might not be available till tomorrow evening. You can try to call me from next night. but it's too expensive to call an international phone. I have never been aware how poor my English is until I went to U.K. Now I'm a foreigner here. It's no problem to understand the lecture and what people speak to me. However, I can't understand when they're talking to each other, not to me. i.e. when i cook in kitchen or have a meal in dinning room, the native speakers are talking each other beside me, but I cannot understand what they say. I feel so lonely and helpless. Anyway, Englishmen are friendly and gentleman. i am impressed by it. One day, when i lost in the campus and looked for the registration place, (I might ha

Settle Down in Newcastle

king, i have settled down here. and i'm having a practical course of C++ in computer lab now. it's impossible to write a huge article currently. i will send u detail later. Just let u know everything's ok. pls call my parents about it. since i can't send email to them and they don't recognize English. -- Alice >From: Jim >To: >Subject: settledown >Date: 16 Sep 2000 16:21:09 -0000 > >Hi: > Now you have got what you dreamed of: living in a country where all of its >people are native English speaker, can speak English whenever you want, and >most of all, you do get rid of me: the trouble maker. Have you settled >down now? I think that the campus could have provide all you want. Study in >England, cool! > You father insisted of staying at the airport till 10:55, till the plane >took off. I left when I said goodbye to Heping, he said you would not come >to say goodbye again. > If you settled down, do drop me