The winners of the schoolchildren blog competition, “Your Ideas Matter,” were recently announced [es]: three girls from the School Agraria de Raigón won first place in the innovative projects category; the school 93 of Maldonado [es] won first place in the school blog category; and students from Liceo 66 de la Teja [es] won first place in the secondary school blog category.
14 December 2010
Stories from 14 December 2010
It's been a whirlwind week of weird weather for much of the Levant, as relieving rains and surprise snows blanket the landscape. In the Syrian capital, the streets are covered with snow for the first time in years. Though the Damascus skies occasionally sprinkle snow, rarely does it stick to the ground.
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Kenyans celebrated their 47th year since becoming a Republic on Sunday December 12, 2010.The speeches by the leadership including the Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka of the coalition Government were marked by terse and scathing statements against the American Ambassador to Kenya Michael E.Ranneberger due to the latest rounds of WikiLeaks cables.
The Malaysian government has imposed a five-year moratorium on medical programs across the country, with the aim of shifting the focus from quantity to quality as the number of medical graduates continues to increase every year. Is this a good policy intervention? Bloggers react
According to the latest cable reports from Wikileaks, Singapore's senior diplomats believe the leaders of their neighbors are opportunists, sodomists, and corrupt politicians. And they think India is stupid and Japan is a big fat loser. Here are reactions from Singapore bloggers
The Venezuelan National Assembly will be discussing a reform to the national telecommunications system, which includes the creation of a national Network Access Point, the regulation of all content distributed through the Internet, and the prohibition of several kinds of content (sex, violence, and those which "offend decency"). While Venezuelan politicians remain silent, netizens have expressed their views regarding this bill.
Telefónica del Perú, the main Internet service provider in the country, made some changes in the contracts with its users which have generated protests and rejection among Internet users. The penalties for "excessive" use of the Internet and the limited number of possible connections, among other things, are being discussed by several bloggers.
Reactions to the diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website Wikileaks continue to flourish all over the blogosphere. Revelations concerning the conflict over Western Sahara have sparked a few comments.