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Vlad Putin says Sepp Blatter deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

“I’ve got a good one for you. What does a Russian oligarch and a FIFA official have in common?” I don’t think Vlad Putin’s statement of confidence will do anything to boost Sepp Blatter’s chances at a Nobel Peace Prize. Not while he polarizes with his war mongering in the Ukraine, cozies upto Ramzan Kadyrov, […]

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Islamic State recruitment document seeks to provoke ‘end of the world.’…

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Islamic State recruitment document seeks to provoke ‘end of the world.’

More Pinker peace creak

Yesterday ("Pinker peace creak") I followed up on Breffni's reference to vocal fry/creak  in the speech of the young woman who introduces Steven Pinker's talk at the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Forum. And indeed, in her first 40 words (16 seconds of audio, 8.3 seconds of voiced speech, 1,653 f0 estimate) I found three clear examples of […]

Pinker peace creak

As Breffni noted yesterday in a comment on "Male vocal fry", the young woman introducing Steven Pinker's speech at the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Forum frequently exhibits lots of period-doubling — what the popular press generally calls "vocal fry", though "creaky voice due to period-doubling" would be a more correct description. Show More Summary

Here Are Some Links For Your Weekend Reading

Seems like Obama has been shopping at the Legacy Store. Here is an article about whether he is now earning the Nobel Peace Prize he won. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you find something...

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Global Public Opinion on Territorial Aggression Not So Global After All. …

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Global Public Opinion on Territorial Aggression Not So Global After All. Pew has released the Spring 2015 Global Attitudes Survey, its latest worldwide poll of what worries whom where. Overall, the survey found that problems seen as global cause the most fretting; climate change took gold and ISIS silver, while economic […]

Can A Nobel Prize Be Far Behind?

(John Hinderaker) You know it’s a bad deal when within hours, there is talk of a Nobel Peace Prize in the air. Carl Bildt, Sweden’s former Prime Minister, tweeted: I think the work of the Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Parliament this year just got much easier. Show More Summary

Iran Deal May Pave Way for Kerry, Zarif Nobel Peace Prize - Think Tank

The detailed agreement reached Tuesday by Iran and six world powers is the most important multilateral nuclear deal in decades and can be compared with the 1996 Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), the Director of the Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Program at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said.

Malala Yousafzai Opens School For Syrian Refugee Girls On 18th Birthday

Malala Yousafzai celebrated her 18th birthday by opening up a school for Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon. The youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai called on world leaders to invest in “books not bullets” during the school’s opening. Show More Summary

The EU’s Democracy Problem 

In 2012 the European Union was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its record of having “contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.” Bestowed during the darkest days of the euro crisis,...Show More Summary

Malala Marked Her First Day of Adulthood by Opening a School

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Nobel Peace Prize–winning Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai eschewed traditional teenage birthday festivities yesterday and celebrated her first day of adulthood by opening a school for Syrian refugees. The inspirational 18-year-old spent her birthday at the new school in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, which will help 200 Syrian girls earn baccalaureate and... More »

Malala Yousafzai Celebrates Her Birthday in the Best Way Possible

The Nobel Peace Prize Winner decided it was more important to give, than get, a gift this year.

Malala Yousafzai’s Birthday: Pakistani Advocate & Nobel Peace Prize Winner Opens Refugee School To Commemorate 18th Birthday

Malala Yousafzai’s birthday was marked by the Pakistani advocate and Nobel Peace prize winner opening a school for Syrian refugees. The New York Daily News reports that Malala Yousafzai celebrated her 18th birthday on Sunday, and commemorated it by opening the refugee school for children refugees in Lebanon. Show More Summary

Malala Opens a School for Syrian Refugee Girls on Her 18th Birthday

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Torbjørn Kjosvold/FMS / CC BY 2.0 Activist Malala Yousafzai marked her 18th birthday by opening a school for Syrian girls in an informal refugee settlement in Lebanon’s Beka’a Valley. Malala, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate,Show More Summary

Malala Still Has Much to Teach the World

While 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai's status as a human rights icon and the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in history is now assured, she would be the first to insist that the tale is far from complete. By sharing her remarkable story,...Show More Summary

On 18th Birthday, Malala Opens School for Refugees

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, celebrated her 18th birthday in Lebanon on Sunday by opening a school for Syrian refugee girls. The Malala Fund, a non-profit organization that supports local education projects, paid for the school in the Bekaa Valley, close to the Syrian border. Show More Summary

Malala Yousafzai opens school for Syrian refugees in Lebanon on 18th birthday

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, celebrated her 18th birthday in Lebanon on Sunday by opening a school for Syrian refugee girls and called on world leaders to invest in “books not bullets.” Malala became a symbol of defiance after she was shot on a school bus in Pakistan 2012 by […]

FLOTUS and others wish Malala Yousafzai 'happy birthday' on Twitter

It's Malala Yousafzai's birthday, and that's cause for everyone to celebrate. July 12 marks the Nobel Peace prize winner's 18th birthday, and plenty of other political leaders and Malala fans have been tweeting happy birthday wishesShow More Summary

Malala Yousafzai Celebrates 18th Birthday, Opens a School for Girls

Malala Yousafzai, youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, celebrated her 18th birthday today by opening a school for girls in Lebanon. The school will serve Syrian refugees, of which there are currently 1.2 million in Lebanon. Read more...

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