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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

Yin and Yang of the intro theme of Eastenders

The more I look at the intro theme of BBC soap Eastenders, the more perfect it seems that the shape and curve of the River Thames has been chosen and shot, and the millennium dome is just on the right place! I don't know if anybody have been ever aware that the shape of two side of riverbank implies intercourse of Yin and Yang? A male and a female or two males holding together? The first shot in 1985 used a miniature model of London and the River Thames, then we got a true to life birds'eye camera shot of the same sequence in 1993. With the flowing of music, the picture moves and turns, on one head the millennium dome, and on the other head are two adjacent parks, one big and the other small, or you may focus on just one side of the river, then you make out that one recess, and the other protrude. With the developing of the fighting for love plot between Syed and Christian, you may now confidently apply this intro scene to two man. I have never feel comfortable about