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Archive for July, 2010

The top ten search queries for ሓምለ 2010

1 through 2 carrot 3 wish 4 child 5 news 6 effect 7 lie 8 next 9 hope 10 wait

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July 31, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: top ten search queries  No Comments

Sketch

A quick pen sketch of a little girl.

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July 28, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Eritrea, sketch  One Comment

Blog template change!

I thought that I should mix things up around here so I switched templates. To those who use a 800×600 screen resolution; you might not like this new format… you’re cool now…

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July 27, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: website update  No Comments

Linguistic diversity; good thing… or the cause of African poverty!!

Heh silly/hyperbolic blog titles aside, this is the rough question that was posed then brutally slapped away by Greg Downey of Neuroanthropology. Check it out. It’s a good, solid and thorough post on the subject of linguistic diversity; one which I don’t think I could paraphrase without missing a couple of huge chunks. However here are a […]

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July 26, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Africa, Eritrea, language, Linguistics  One Comment

Eri-Canadians talk about bilingualism

Meseret.ca has an interesting discussion about the importance of young Eritreans (who grew up in the diaspora) to learn the native language of their parents (they talk mostly of Tigrigna). The issues they talk about are pretty interesting… Watch live streaming video from mesradio at livestream.com

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July 13, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Eritrea, Tigrigna  No Comments

More on global population

WILL 9 BILLION PEOPLE MAX OUT THE EARTH’S NATURAL RESOURCES? OR IS OVERCONSUMPTION THE REAL PLANETARY THREAT? The number of people on Earth is expected to grow from 6.5 billion to about 9 billion by 2050. That much is relatively uncontroversial. But recently, we’ve seen disparate views emerge as to how this population growth will […]

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July 10, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: world events  No Comments

Hans Rosling on global population growth

Here is a TED talk by Hans Rosling on the character of population growth in today’s world. I suggest that you check out his other TED videos (“Asia’s rise,” “insights on poverty” and “developing world stats“); he is a very informative and interesting speaker.

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July 9, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Africa  No Comments