Current Events: China Hits Back On Trade Dispute, Slapping Tariffs On 128 U.S. Products | International Business Management

Imported nuts from the United States are displayed for sale at a supermarket in Beijing on Monday. China raised import duties on U.S. pork, fruit and other products Monday.

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China announced late Sunday that it would retaliate for the Trump administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminum by imposing its own import charges on a list of 128 U.S. goods, including agricultural products ranging from fruit to frozen pork.

NPR Breaking News

USA added tariffs to still and aluminum products. China is reacting. What will be the impact in our production and consumers?

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How Are You Helping Your Students Become Global Citizens? | Edutopia

How Are You Helping Your Students Become Global Citizens?A globally competent student is one who can investigate the world, weigh perspectives, interact with diverse audiences, and take action.

Source: How Are You Helping Your Students Become Global Citizens? | Edutopia

Sustainable Global Goals: How we can make the world a better place by 2030 | Michael Green | TEDGlobal>London

#GlobalGoals #SDGs ==> Can we end hunger and poverty, halt climate change and achieve gender equality in the next 15 years? The governments of the world think we can. Meeting at the UN in September 2015, they agreed to a new set of Global Goals for the development of the world to 2030. Social progress expert Michael Green invites us to imagine how these goals and their vision for a better world can be achieved.

Michael Green is part of the team that has created the Social Progress Index, a standard to rank societies based on how they meet the needs of citizens.

They are using People’s Report Cards to grade each country. On 2017, how is the progress of SDGs measured using the Social Progress Index?

Instagram Micro Lessons from #HurricaneIrma | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche

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Micro Lessons using our Instagram Photos #InstagramMicroLessons in our courses.

One week after Hurricane Irma crossed Florida from the Keys to our home in Jacksonville, Florida, we collected several lessons to be used in our Management courses this coming week. We are going to use our Instagram pictures to follow the hurricane and share our thoughts, analyses, and decisions to protect our family and friends. We were in our bunker (condo) hosting a family of five friends who evacuated Miami.

Here are the points that we are covering in our courses:

  • Emergency Preparedness #GlobalManagement
  • Weather Data Analysis #GlobalSystems
  • City Leaders During Storms #GlobalLeadership

Follow @DrLepervanche via Instagram for more #InstagramMicroLessons

This week we will add some of these points to our weekly discussion. Have a great week.

Undocumented Filipino Immigrant Journalist: DACA Fight Isn’t Over | HuffPost

Jose Antonio Vargas isn’t going to stop challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who’s undocumented, told HuffPost in an email that there’s much more work to do even after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Tuesday that the administration was terminating the program. While DACA will officially end in six months, it’s now up to the House and Senate to formulate a solution to protect the nearly 800,000 Dreamers.

Source: Undocumented Filipino Immigrant Journalist: DACA Fight Isn’t Over | HuffPost

A visual ode to Taiwan’s sustainable development goals | Taiwan News | #SDGs

In response to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, which Taiwan shares, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today announced a short film to inform the world of Taiwan’s sustainable development efforts, showing it’s achievements in economy, society and environmental protection.The short film Taiwan: A Partner for a Better World, segues 80 images on the economy, society and environmental protection. MOFA called on the international community to really see Taiwan’s contribution to global sustainability.

Source: A visual ode to Taiwan’s sustainable development goals | Taiwan News

Sustainable Development Goals: Company polish – or company core? | HuffPost

There are different levels of integration of SDGs in a business.A key element is understanding the difference in terms of whether this is something you do to polish the company or its existing products? This is probably where a company looks at the goals and says “we are already doing much of what the SDGs are asking for – and isn’t this terrific!”.Where based on poor evaluation, documentation and performance, then it is likely be to greenwashing.Or is it about adjusting the core business of the company – in a direction towards what the world has agreed to are fundamental needs?

Source: Sustainable Development Goals: Company polish – or company core? | HuffPost