Please Don’t Be Scared

An interesting poem I want to share. Thank you !

A WORRIED STUDENT

There aren’t many people like me,
On the train.
In my religious garbs
And my Kofi cap.
I saw your darting eyes
And I tried to appear less frightening,
I flattened my backpack
I plastered a small smile on my face
Even though it was a Monday morning.
But as I sat down,
Your eyes hovered over my bag
And I feared you were scared.
If it’s not you, then it’s someone else
Or my own mind
Polluted like all others
By the media machine,
Are you frightened of me?
Should I be scared of you?
Or should I just be scared to be me?

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Rihanna’s present to LAPD

Last week, the famous singer Rihanna was attending a basketball game. As she was sitting next to Steve Soboroff, president of the Los Angeles Police Commission, he asked her if she could take a selfie with both of them in it, but she dropped and cracked his phone.

What did she do ? Of course, she said she was sorry. Soboroff told her he would put the phone on auction to raise funds for police cadets from underprivileged background. So she signed it “I ❤ LAPD, Rihanna”. And earlier this week, she made a 25000 $ donation to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Rihanna and Steve Soboroff

Rihanna and Steve Soboroff

 

Sourcehttp://www.today.com/entertainment/rihanna-gives-lapd-25-000-after-selfie-goes-bad-basketball-2D79663532

Skateistan

As you can read on Wikipedia :

“Afghanistan Listen/æfˈɡænɨstæn/, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in Central Asia and South Asia. It has a population of around 30 million inhabiting an area of approximately 652,000 km2 (252,000 sq mi), making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world. It is bordered by Pakistan and India in the south and the east, Iran in the west, TurkmenistanUzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the far northeast…

After the British left India in 1947, the United States and the Soviet Union began spreading influences in Afghanistan, which led in 1979 to a bloody war between the US-backed mujahideen forces and the Soviet-backed Afghan government in which over a million Afghans lost their lives. This was followed by a 1990s civil war, the rise and fall of the extremist Taliban government, and the 2001–present war. In December 2001, the United Nations Security Council authorized the creation of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to help maintain security in Afghanistan and assist the Karzai administration.

Three decades of war made Afghanistan one of the world’s most dangerous countries. While the international community is rebuilding war-torn Afghanistan, terrorist groups such as the Haqqani Network and Hezbi Islami are actively involved in a nationwide Taliban-led insurgency, which includes hundreds of assassinations and suicide attacks. According to the United Nations, the insurgents were responsible for 80% of civilian casualties in 2011 and 2012.

Of course, there are children in Afghanistan, and they constitute more than half the population. Two Australian skateboard lovers, Oliver Percovich and Sharna Nolan, went to Kabul, the capital city of the country, with a few boards. There, they started organizing skateboarding sessions for the children, boys and girls, living on the street. The kids enjoyed learning how to skate, and soon, a skateboarding school, Skateistan, was created.

A short film was made, to introduce the school and its pupils. It is subtitled in English.

School Website : http://www.skateistan.org

 Source : http://www.amightygirl.com/skateistan

The best jobs in the world ?

Australia proposes each year “the best jobs in the world” to foreigners. It’s a global contest, and there are more than 330,000 applicants from 196 countries !

The six jobs are: Chief Funster in Sydney, New South Wales; Outback Adventurer in the Northern Territory; Park Ranger in Queensland; Wildlife Caretaker in South Australia; Lifestyle Photographer in Melbourne, Victoria; and Taste Master in Western Australia. During their six month working holiday in Australia the winners are paid 100 000 Australian $ and they have to communicate about their experience.

Here is the job ad :

And a successful application sent by a French young woman :

Source : http://www.bestjobs.australia.com