The ruling raises a host of questions - for China, for the Philippines (which brought the action against China to the PCA), and for the other nations bordering the South China Sea, which also have ongoing disputes with Beijing on the same subject.
While United Nations types and human rights advocates argue that such ethical initiatives are justified to help people, fight pernicious inequalities and are 'the right thing to do', there is also a strong business and economic case to be made for investment in people.
This is not your everyday classroom. And these are not your everyday students. This is The Barefoot College, an NGO which aims to empower rural communities to become sustainable and self-sufficient by creating Rural Solar Engineers.
Grant is an example for me, and for us all, of someone who sought out a problem and then took it upon himself to fix it, build awareness and see it through until the bitter end. I wish I was more like Grant. I wish we all were a bit more like Grant.
There is another chapter to Ken Perenyi's life that was omitted from his autobiography, and that is the chapter of how he used his ill-gotten gains to rescue a child from sex slavery and, as the FBI closed in on his forging escapades, found himself an unexpected parent to a Ghanian child.
After 16 rounds of marathon voting, Azerbaijan, a former Soviet Republic, won a seat on the U.N. Security Council. Its rival Slovenia withdrew from one of the most hotly contested races in several years.
On Friday the General Assembly elected Morocco, Togo, Pakistan and Guatemala to serve two-year terms in the Security Council, starting in January 2012. But the Eastern European seat failed to get the two-thirds vote needed.
HIV-positive Africans have a 30-90 times higher risk of Kaposi sarcoma, a 5-times higher risk of lymphoma and at least twice the risk for cervical cancer compared to HIV-negative Africans. Yet most African languages don't have a word for cancer.