1. Ghana ThinkTank Introduction Video

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    The Ghana ThinkTank is Developing the First World. Founded in 2006, the Ghana ThinkTank is a worldwide network of think tanks creating strategies to resolve local problems in the “developed” world. The network began with think tanks from Ghana, Cuba and El Salvador, and has since expanded to include Mexico, Iran, and Afghanistan. The network continues to grow. These think tanks analyze the problems and propose solutions, which are put into action back in the community where the problems originated – whether those solutions seem impractical or brilliant. Solutions have involved hiring Immigrant day laborers to attend social functions in a wealthy Connecticut suburb; helping people replace PowerPoint presentations in their lives with social theater a la Augusto Boal; recording funny, dirty memories from the elderly to play for younger people; initiating games of street chess between neighboring but isolated cultures; renaming a dog “love”, dog-tags and all; and forming a focus group of racist people to design a pro-immigrant ad campaign; among many others. Some of these actions have produced workable solutions, but others have created intensely awkward situations, as they play out different cultures’ assumptions about each other. This project is an attempt to transpose parts of one culture into another, exploring the friction caused by solutions that are generated in one context and applied elsewhere, and revealing the hidden assumptions that govern many cross-cultural interactions. By applying a typical process of community development against the grain, distant communities begin to see the effects of their own decisions and assumptions about other cultures. The Ghana ThinkTank was founded in 2006 by Christopher Robbins, John Ewing, and Matey Odonkor. Carmen Montoya joined the project in 2009. Thanks to: Creative Capital, Creative Time, Queens Museum of Art, Purchase College SUNY, Puffin Foundation, Black Rock Arts Foundation, CEC ArtsLink, smART Power, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, Outpost Artist’s Resources and Dillon de Give... and of course, all of the think tanks, volunteers, and organizations that make this project possible.

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    • Ghost Schools-Crippling education in Pakistan

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      Along with a dismal budget, the phenomenon of ghost schools is one of the most critical problems threatening the education system of Pakistan. Ghost schools by definition are schools that exist only on paper, and the infrastructure is used for purposes other than education. If education is to be prioritized by the newly elected government, the problem of ghost schools needs to be addressed urgently.

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      • I Fight For Opportunity

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        Vincent Muchumba fights for Opportunity. Join Vincent's fight for opportunity and become a Sower in the Justice League. The Sowers are entrepreneurs. Innovators. Professionals. People who value hard work, who strive to solve problems and develop solutions. The Sowers don’t want to hand out fish; they want to teach fishing. They understand the dignity in earning a living. They support the development of our income generation activities, which currently include gardening, sewing and raising chickens.

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        • Walkabout Foundation in Haiti with Greenwich Country Day School

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          Greenwich Country Day School's wheelchair distribution with Walkabout Foundation in Haiti - April 2013

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          • AZ Health Sciences Building

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            Inspired by its surrounding southwestern landscape, the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) at The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix is one of the most innovative construction projects in the United States utilizing predominately recycled copper. Using nearly 6,000 copper panels and more than 10,000 copper parts, this 268,000 square-foot building consists of six stories of administration and faculty offices, lecture halls, learning studios, flexible classrooms, clinical suites, gross anatomy facilities, laboratories and conference rooms. To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/61608-copper-development-green-sustainability-video-case-study-credit-architects

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            • Regeneration Development Group

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              Phyllis Chavis and the Regeneration Development Group offer career counseling, support and training to residents of Scotland Neck. What does their "personal touch" mean to job-seekers who are struggling to find their way up in a town with one of the highest rates of unemployment and poverty in North Carolina? This film was produced as part of the Spring 2013 Anytown USA: Scotland Neck continuing education class at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Instructor: Randy Benson. Directed, shot and edited by Susan Barco working as Streamside Media LLC.

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              • HRBC Development Update

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                A walk through of the new developement

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                • Dana Scully - Speed sculpt

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                  Speed sculpt of the character Dana Scully from "The X-Files" Music by Marc Snow - X-Files theme www.aliengraphic.com

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                  • Black Talons Teaser

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                    Black Talons is still in development for Windows, Mac and Linux systems. More details about the release date will be provided soon. Key features Persistent and customizable squads. Deep campaign mode. The actions of the player directly affect the balance of power on the system. There is one main objective to achieve, but there's much more to do. Customizable Battlecruiser. The Battlecruiser serves as the base of operations, and can be customized with weapons or infrastructures that will boost the squad numbers, teleport soldiers or even bombard the battlefield. Faction relations. There are a number of neutral minor factions in the game. These factions will have missions available for contract work. When the player completes missions for a certain faction, the relations will improve with that faction. On the other hand, completing missions against a faction will lower the relations with it. Having good relations allows the player to train or buy units unique to that faction. Having bad relations will make that faction randomly attack the player during missions. Upgradeable and unique (per class) skill tree for all units 5 worlds with different environments and weather conditions that directly affect the battle: rain, fog, snow, ionstorms and more insane stuff. Different unit classes with specialized roles: Recon, Tactical, Assault, Support, Engineer. Each class can carry a different set of weapons and has its own abilities. Powerful mechs can enter the battlefield with salvaged or bought equipment and weapons.

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                    • Stuck in a Rut? Time to Break Free

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                      Whether you are stuck in a rut, hitting a glass ceiling, or caught in the seductive trap of sticking to your comfort zone, this video is about why you really, really need to break free and how to make it happen.

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