Banksy: Famous Anonymous Street Artist

This Thinglink discusses the famous British street artist, Banksy. This artist has chosen to be anonymous. He is famous for making “stencil”-like graffiti. His work is controversial because he often makes pieces that cover social/political issues.
Credit for Pictures:
https://jdgallagher.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/banksy-anti-immigration-b-009.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/Banksy_15_October_installment_in_Better_Out_Than_In_New_York_City_residency.jpg
Main News Stories:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-03/banksy-mural-removed-for-being-racist/5787220
https://newsela.com/articles/banksy-nyc/id/1754/

Top 3 websites to go to for racism in sports

3. World Cup Host Brazil Tackles Issue of Racism in Soccer.

Top 3 websites to go to if you’re a noob trying not to be in racism in sports. 3. World Cup Host Brazil Tackles Issue of Racism in Soccer. This first link is the biggest and possibly most disturbing racism in soccer incident in FIFA history. Dani Alves got a banana thrown at him while he was about to kick a corner kick. Although he didn’t fight back or stop the game, he defiantly went along with it and ate the banana. FIFA made the #SayNoToRacism campaign to try and stop it. Has this been happening a long time or has it just started? 2. NBA commissioner bans Clippers owner Sterling, pushes to ‘force a sale’ of team This second link was a huge topic that sponsored so many other topics, thus revolutionizing how we think about racism in sports. Donald Sterling the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers was recorded saying racist comments to his 1/2 African American ex V. Stiviano. In a lot of people’s minds, new commissioner Adam Silver on his first big case in his time made the right decision by forcing him to sell the team. Also he was given the maximum fine possible which is $2.5 million. There was a lot of talk about the Clippers boycotting. If Sterling stayed, would the Clippers and maybe other players have boycotted the league. 1. 10 places where racism is still a major issue in sports This is a very relevant topic because it has a wide range of things that are all true. There are 2 stories about teams and Native Americans and they have a story about the “Asian Sport Barrier” and used Jeremy Lin as an example of someone who broke it. Addicianally they have a story about the absence of African Americans in high MLB positions on teams and used Ken Williams as an example. After reading this, you still probably won’t know all the things that are going on but those are the major ones. his first link is the biggest and possibly most disturbing racism in soccer incident in FIFA history. Dani Alves got a banana thrown at him while he was about to kick a corner kick. Although he didn’t fight back or stop the game, he defiantly went along with it and ate the banana. FIFA made the #SayNoToRacism campaign to try and stop it. Has this been happening a long time or has it just started? 2. NBA commissioner bans Clippers owner Sterling, pushes to ‘force a sale’ of team This second link was a huge topic that sponsored so many other topics, thus revolutionizing how we think about racism in sports. Donald Sterling the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers was recorded saying racist comments to his 1/2 African American ex V. Stiviano. In a lot of people’s minds, new commissioner Adam Silver on his first big case in his time made the right decision by forcing him to sell the team. Also he was given the maximum fine possible which is $2.5 million. There was a lot of talk about the Clippers boycotting. If Sterling stayed, would the Clippers and maybe other players have boycotted the league. 1. 10 places where racism is still a major issue in sports This is a very relevant topic because it has a wide range of things that are all true. There are 2 stories about teams and Native Americans and they have a story about the “Asian Sport Barrier” and used Jeremy Lin as an example of someone who broke it. Addicianally they have a story about the absence of African Americans in high MLB positions on teams and used Ken Williams as an example. After reading this, you still probably won’t know all the things that are going on but those are the major ones. Leoorld Cup host Brazil tackles issue of racism in soccer This first link is the biggest and possibly most disturbing racism incident in FIFA(Soccer World Cup Organization) history. Dani Alves got a banana thrown at him while he was about to kick a corner kick. Although, he didn’t fight back or try to stop the game, he went along with it and defiantly ate the banana. FIFA made the #SayNoToRacism campaign to try and stop it. Was this a onetime thing or will this continue? 2. NBA commissioner bans Clippers owner Sterling, pushes to ‘force a sale’ of team The second link was a huge topic that sponsored so many other topics, thus revolutionizing how we think about racism in sports. Donald Sterling the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team in the NBA, was recorded saying racist comments to his 1/2 African American ex-girlfriend V. Stiviano. In a lot of people’s minds, new commissioner Adam Silver on his first big case made the right decision by forcing him to sell the team. Also he was given the maximum fine possible which is $2.5 million. There was a lot of talk about the Clippers boycotting, if Sterling stayed would the clippers and maybe other players have boycotted the league? 1. 10 places where racism is still a major issue in sports This is a very relevant website because it has a wide range of things that are all true. There are 2 stories talking about teams and Native Americans. They have a story talking about the “Asian Sport Barrier” and used Jeremy Lin as an example of someone who broke it. Additionally they have a story about the absence of African Americans in high MLB(Proffesional Baseball Management) positions on teams and used Ken Williams as an example. After reading this you still probably won’t know all the things that are going on but those are the major ones.

 

Best Resources

My Best 3 Stories That Help Explain My Topic

 

My Number One Source For My Topic:

World Cup 2014: its impact on Brazil’s economy

My original topic was Worldwide Sports and how they effect countries culture and economy. This article with video directly tells the economic impact on Brazil due to the World Cup. This worldwide event bring huge attention to the country hosting it and brings millions of tourists. With the event the country could get a $30 billion boost from the tourist spending their money. Although the natives dislike it due to common goods price being raised. All of this is covered in this link and that is why it is my number one.

 

2 Summer Olympic Cities Are Chasing The 2022 Winter Games is my number two resource because it covers multiple countries trying to receive the same thing. Beijing, China is chasing after the 2022 Winter Games, even after just hosting the 2008 Summer Games. Stockholm, Seden is also in the race to have the 2022 Games, being the first since 1904. Both of the cities are the top competitors to become the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics. This article is good because it has to do with the biggest worldwide event.

3:  http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/29309391    I like this resource because it gives problems with the country. It gives the problems with the scene for the World Cup. The 2018 World Cup is to be held in Russia.While the 2022 World Cup is being debated to be in Qatar. This is because of Qatar’s heat and concern for the players.

3 best websites to find out about weapons

 

The Talos Exoskeleton
https://newsela.com/articles/iron-man/id/1666/

The TALOS suit is an exoskeleton, just like Iron Man. An exoskeleton is a mechanical suit worn on the body that enhances strength, speed, and agility. An essential for this exoskeleton is a lightweight yet powerful battery, not to weigh the soldier down, and not to run out of juice early. “The ‘Iron Man’ movies got it right: Power is the achilles heel with these devices.” says Russ Angold, founder of Ekso Robotics. I know that the armor can withstand heavy machine guns such as AK-47’s, but how protective is it against even heavier fire such as miniguns, RPGs, Snipers, or grenades?

Railguns
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railgun
The railgun is an advanced magnetically propelled projectile. it is an electrically powered electromagnetic projectile launcher. The projectile it shoots is non-explosive. The design of the railgun dates back to 1919. A question i had is how big the railgun Projectile get?

Laser turret
http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/lockheeds-new-laser-super-turret-could-change-air-comba-1635210849
Pew Pew Pew! Lockheed Martin has developed a laser turret that can be installed on aircraft! the laser or ABC can even see through disturbed air such as the jet’s exhaust. The ABC can fit snugly into the F-35 jet’s lift fan. A question i had was how effective is the turret?

Top 3 Websites on the Israel – Gaza Conflict

Israel – Gaza Conflict at the Roots

  • Jerusalem has been a battleground for longer than what most people think. This conflict started after World War II. Jerusalem is a key in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It has been captured many times. At one point, Jerusalem was split into two, half ruled by Jordan and half by Israel. This website is #1 on my list since it talks about the conflict back in the 1940’s. If people knew about how the conflict started, would they see the conflict differently?

Israel in ‘grave breach’ over informants

  • This story shines a light on one of the many wrong things Israel is doing.  Israel is blackmailing people to get information on Palestine. They have prevented people in need of medical care until they told them information. Israel says that it is their duty to gather information. This story is #2 on my list since it opens the cover on the Israel – Gaza conflict. Since Israel and the US are allies, many Americans are not getting the full story.

Palestinian leader accuses Israel of ‘genocide’ at UN

  • There is a political side to this conflict, that many do not know about. The 50-day conflict left about 2,100 Palestinians and 73 Israelis dead. The Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman accused the Palestinian leader of “diplomatic terrorism”. Abbas had previously threatened to take Israel to the International Criminal Court. This story is #3 on my list since it shows how things are going on the political side of this conflict. Will these leaders make a truce or even end the war?

Top Three Resources Avalible From Me So Far

1. 5 Dangerously Real & Irreversible Consequences of Climate Change.
This listical gives examples of the damage that Global Warming can cause. This listical explains why global warming can cause these things. It also explains that these things are irreversible.That is why this is one of the top three resources on my wiki page.

2. See 63 Years of Climate Change In 15 Seconds [NASA Animation]
This animation shows how the planet has warmed rapidly. This is important because it’s important to know how global warming is affecting us.This is made from data collected from All over the the U.S. and maybe even the world! This is very useful information. That is why this is one of the top three resources on my wiki page.

3. When Can A Big Storm Or Drought Be Blamed On Climate Change?
This website explains how you can tell if a major case of extreme weather was caused by Global Warming or not. This is valuable resource for finding out if extreme weather events were caused by Global warming wile researching the topic. This can help you make sure that your information is correct when presenting about extreme weather events. That is why this is one of the top three resources on my wiki page.

Best 3 Wedsites for information on Gaza and Israel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaza_Strip#2008_Gaza_War

Gaza was attacked in 2008 by Israel because of Gaza’s attacks in Southern Israel .It was a powerful response because the war lasted for 22 days The conflict damaged and destroyed tens of thousands of homes. 15 of Gaza’s 27 hospitals and 43 out of its 110 primary health care facilities. About 400,000-500,000 people in Gaza were living without water. By February 2009, food availability returned but Gaza was still cleaning and rebuilding.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28252155

The Israelis have stopped bombing Gaza but more than 1,000 civilians have been killed in Palestine. Gaza and Israel have never been “friends” because if you look at there history there has been a lot of conflicts. But finally both sides have agreed to an Egyptian-sponsored deal/truce that has been hard trying to get. The first truce plan was proposed again by Egypt after one week. But Gaza refused and said it was “a surrender.”

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/19/world/meast/mideast-crisis/index.html?iref=allsearch

Right after the ceasefire Israel had already launched 29 rockets in just the first 20 minutes. Already at least 3 people have been killed and 52 people have been injured. Cairo at least tried to help the situation but could not do anything. Does Israel hate Gaza that much? Palestinians say Israel’s blockade is throttling the economy of the small.

Clueless About Endangered Animals? Read Here!

https://newsela.com/articles/predatoryfish-decline/id/5689/

During the 20th century, scientists analyzed more than 3,000 ocean species and found that 2/3 of the biomass humans had reduced. Top predators help reduce the fish population and invasive species population. Many of these species are already in trouble. 12% of grouper, 11% of tuna and billfish, and 24% of shark and ray species are on the Nature Red List of Threatened Species. A big deal in the fishing world.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/episodes/burning-season/photo-essay-endangered-animals-in-the-worlds-forests/1819/

Many animals are being threatened by deforestation. Deforestation is also a major contributer for greenhouse gas emmisions. Causing glabal warming. About 70% of animals live ing forests all accross the world. That means that many animals are going extinct because of deforestations. Every year and area about the size of Greece is destroyed,

http://www.npr.org/2014/09/02/345295483/to-save-a-bird-some-hope-to-give-its-predators-a-stomach-ache

For years people have been trying to save endangered bird species from extinction from the ground.   Now people really are. Scientists have been helping the marbled murrlet be off the endangered species list. Since the murrlets only lay one egg per year it may be helping a lot. Another species, the Stellers jay, loves these eggs as a snack. The only problem is that once the jays realize that real murrlet eggs are in the trees the decoy ones will be a waste. The decoy eggs are supposed to give the jays a stomach ach but not kill them.

 

Top 3 Links For Info Of Water Scarcity

Today I will be showing you a couple of links if you want to learn more about water scarcity.

http://www.esquire.com/features/best-and-brightest-2008/how-to-solve-world-water-shortage-1208#slide-1

 

(Read them in the order they are listed in).Today I will be talking about each and every one of these sites. First lets start with the NPR audio/transcript link here:Latin American Water Problems

 

 

The Worst Drought In The Last 30 Years Ignites 47,000 Forest Fires In Bolivia. Now this is a serious problem that could happen in many place like your own country or state. Now this has caused very chaotic and very difficult experience for many people. Now on to the next part of the story. Where the Guatemala government this month declared a state of emergency in 16 of the 22 provinces. This caused crop losses, principally the mainstay of the Guatemalan diet which is corn and beans, in some regions are as high as 70 percent – 170,000 families lost almost all their crops. Now my only question about this story is. Just how bad is this drought.

 

Now the next story is economic related and shows the effects of water scarcity.

 

Sao Paulo Drought

 

This story is different for most as it focuses on the economics of the city which was low on water. This caused the entire city of Sao Paulo to go in to a crisis. As this was effecting businesses. Sadly this a hurt the economy quite badly including Sao Paulo state. They are worried how they will get through next year with their water supply. Now while reading this I was wondering if this was effecting the people too or just the businesses.

 

Top 5 Inventions To Stop Droughts

 

This link is a list unlike my other sources. This shows that people are making an effort and are creating creative ideas. This proves that every one is trying to help even people in Australia are helping. This shows how there is still hope to solve Earth’s water issues. One of the inventions is currently in use in California. Seeing that one invention is in use I don’t understand why aren’t more of these inventions used?