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Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Multi-Billion Clean Energy Fund

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Multi-Billionaires Meet Up to Discuss the Project for Clean and Renewable Energies

Its so great to hear that someone like Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg care about the environment and global issue, and that they invest into the clean energy sources, involving 21 countries. Here is the video of Bill Gates announcing his multi-million dollar clean energy fund, and down below the video there is a curated article.

The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist announced his latest endeavor, the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, at the climate change summit in Paris.

“We need to bring the cost premium for being clean down,” Gates said Monday in an interview with CNN’s New Day. “You need the innovation so that the cost of clean is lower than the coal based energy generation.”

Lowering the cost of clean energy to make it competitive with fossil fuels is the best way to get poor countries to make the switch without sacrificing economic growth, Gates said. Clean energy can make air conditioning, refrigerators, stoves and fertilizer more affordable for poor people.

“All these things that enable to modern lifestyle are very energy intensive,” he said, noting that five years from now, “I see the price of energy actually being lower than today, and that’s for clean energy.”

The new Gates fund will be fed by a group that spans more than two dozen public and private entities — including national governments, billionaire philanthropists, investment fund managers and tech CEOs.

“The renewable technologies we have today, like wind and solar, have made a lot of progress and could be one path to a zero-carbon energy future. But given the scale of the challenge, we need to be exploring many different paths — and that means we also need to invent new approaches,” Gates said in a statement.

Among the list of backers are Alibaba (BABA, Tech30) CEO Jack Ma, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook(FB, Tech30), Meg Whitman of HP (HP) and Virgin (VA) Group’s Richard Branson.

More than a dozen governments have also committed to double their spending on carbon-free energy development over the next five years in a complementary effort dubbed “Mission Innovation.”

Twenty countries — including the U.S., China and India — have signed the pledge, which was announced in Paris alongside the Gates initiative.

President Obama called the Gates effort a “groundbreaking new public-private initiative.”

According to government data, the U.S. spent about $5 billion on energy R&D in 2013, compared to $31 billion on health care research and nearly $70 billion on defense research.

The Obama Administration said

“Private companies will ultimately develop these energy breakthroughs, but their work will rely on the kind of basic research that only governments can fund,” Gates added.

Related: Climate change will bring deadly heat to the Middle East

There is no fund raising goal for private investors in the Gates initiative. But the fund represents billions in money to seed promising ideas in large-scale clean energy production.

The fund says it will invest broadly and focus on five key areas: electricity generation and storage, transportation, industrial uses, agriculture and projects that make energy systems more efficient.

For example, Gates says more research is needed in new kinds of batteries — “flow batteries” — that he says hold more promise than current battery technology.

According to Gates, the goal is to spur new clean energy tech while combating climate change by “keeping global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees.”

Reducing global reliance on fossil fuels also holds the potential for massive economic benefits, Gates added.

“It would help millions more people escape poverty and become more self-sufficient,” Gates wrote. “And it would stabilize energy prices, which will have an even bigger impact on the global economy as more people come to rely on energy in their daily lives.”

–Aaron Smith of CNNMoney assisted with this story.


Clean Energy

Refugees Coming to Europe Via Turkey – Mini-Summit in Brussel

Germany and 9 EU Countries Holds Mini-Summit in Brussel

The problems with thousands of refugees coming to Europe will be there for long. Its much more complicated than just wait couple of months until its over. Turkey might be playing a good part on slowing down or even stopping the migration to Europe, but it still doesn’t solve the problems completely, and we don’t know how long this is gonna take. Really the only option is to wait and observe how the situation will escalate.

The Guardian

Months of European efforts to come up with common policies on mass immigration unravelled on Sunday when Germany led a “coalition of the willing” of nine EU countries taking in most refugees from the Middle East, splitting the union formally on the issues of mandatory refugee-sharing and funding.

An unprecedented full EU summit with Turkey agreed a fragile pact aimed at stemming the flow of migrants to Europe via Turkey.

But the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, frustrated by the resistance in Europe to her policies, also convened a separate mini-summit with seven other leaders to push a fast-track deal with the Turks and to press ahead with a new policy of taking in and sharing hundreds of thousands of refugees a year directly from Turkey.

The surprise mini-summit suggested that Merkel has given up on trying to persuade her opponents, mostly in eastern Europe, to join a mandatory refugee-sharing scheme across the EU, although she is also expected to use the pro-quotas coalition to pressure the naysayers into joining later.

Merkel’s ally on the new policy, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European commission, said of the mini-summit: “This is a meeting of those states which are prepared to take in large numbers of refugees from Turkey legally.”

But he added later that any such agreement would be voluntary and not binding, while the Dutch rejected German-led calls to resettle large numbers directly from Turkey.

The frictions triggered by the split were instantly apparent. Donald Tusk, the president of the European council who chaired the full summit with Turkey, contradicted the mainly west European emphasis on seeing Ankara as the best hope of slowing the mass migration to Europe.

“Let us not be naive. Turkey is not the only key to solving the migration crisis,” said Tusk. “The most important one is our responsibility and duty to protect our external borders. We cannot outsource this obligation to any third country. I will repeat this again: without control on our external borders, Schengen will become history.”

He was referring to the 26-country free-travel zone in Europe, which is also in danger of unravelling under the strains of the migratory pressures and jihadist terrorism.


But he added later that any such agreement would be voluntary and not binding, while the Dutch rejected German-led calls to resettle large numbers directly from Turkey.

The frictions triggered by the split were instantly apparent. Donald Tusk, the president of the European council who chaired the full summit with Turkey, contradicted the mainly west European emphasis on seeing Ankara as the best hope of slowing the mass migration to Europe.

Chinese Yuan Will Be Legitimate IMF Currency in 2016

China being finally in IMF currency doesn’t much surprise me, actually Its strange that Yuan didn’t join the “club of four”, becoming “five”, before. China is one of the strongest nations at the moment, and doesn’t face any kind economy or currency crisis like it is in United States or a little bit better rival, the Europe. They would join the IMF many years before, but the negotiation always failed, because China insisted on keeping the yuan artificially down so the domestic export goes up. They have done it many times, devalued the yuan. I don’t think that this is really nice from Chinese government, majority of people would really appreciate higher wages.

Considering the yuan as a reserve currency will give a go to central banks to buy more of the Chinese currency, and boost investment in the Chinese stock market. According to Standard Chartered bank, within five years market players will invest at least $1 trillion in Chinese assets.

China will finally join the global superpower club.
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Today, China’s currency, the yuan, will likely be allowed to join the big four currencies – the U.S. dollar, the euro, the Japanese yen, and the British pound – as the fifth member of the International Monetary Fund’s currency (the Special Drawing Rights, or “SDR”).

Specifically, earlier this month, the head of the International Monetary Fund (“IMF”), Christine Lagarde, said:

“The IMF staff assesses that [China’s currency] meets the requirements to be… [included] in the SDR basket as a fifth currency, along with the British pound, euro, Japanese yen, and the U.S. dollar.”

Here’s the timeline for all of this…

The IMF will OFFICIALLY announce if the yuan gets to join its SDR reverse currency basket today. If the yuan gets approved, China will “join the club” on October 1, 2016.

The thing is, it’s already a foregone conclusion…

There’s no need to wait to hear the answer. You see, any country protesting the inclusion of the yuan would look like an idiot at this point.

So what does this mean? In short, it’s a vote of confidence in China’s drastic reforms by the world’s major powers.

This move is largely symbolic (as none of us actually use the IMF’s currency). What it means is far more important in the long run… It means that China’s currency “passes the test.” China’s currency is finally considered to be as legit as the other four, in the eyes of the world’s superpowers.

Most folks are blowing off the significance of this. I think that’s a mistake

After today, hundreds of billions of dollars will likely flow into China’s currency in the coming years, and from a variety of sources… As a reserve currency for central banks… as a way for investors to diversify outside of the U.S. dollar… as a speculation… as a medium of exchange in global trade… etc., etc.

The era of China’s yuan as a legitimate currency starts today. (You can check to be sure it happened.)

My humble suggestion is, get your money there first…

Tomorrow, I’ll show you what’s going on in China’s stock market… And why it gives us an incredible investment opportunity right now.

Good investing,

From Steve Sjuggerud’s Daily Wealth,

Also recommended: How to save and invest money

How to Save and Invest – Money: Master the Game Review

Ultimate Beginner’s Investment Guide by Mr Tony Robbins

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I have no doubt that Tony Robbins is one of the most generous rich people who’s life mission is helping people. He completely manifested his life through generosity and helping others, looking for the information or the formula of how to be better person. Also explains the power of manifestation and appropriate action to get results that we want.

Anyway, I’m not gonna talk about Tony here, you can search online for more information about him, but rather about his latest book called Money Master the Game. In this book he taps into the world of investing, and explains how to invest the money right and most efficient way. For the last 4 years he personally interviewed some of the biggest and richest investors in the world to obtain the perfect formula for investing without loosing any money.

Here is an Interview with Frank Kern (Internet Marketer and Strategy Salesman) and Tony Robbins about his book, Money Master the Game.

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One thing I’ve always appreciated about Tony Robbins is that he’s driven by results. He has the uncanny ability to make the complex simple and provide practical strategies anyone can use to get what they want out of life. – Michael Hyatt

Now he has taken that skill and applied it to the world of money and investing. His new book, Money: Master the Game, provides a powerful, seven-step plan for achieving financial independence. In a minute, I’ll tell you how to get a copy almost free.

A Simple and Proven Approach

What you may have suspected—and what Tony proves—is that the financial game is rigged. Often, the very people and institutions we’ve hired to advise and protect us are siphoning off our profits with exorbitant fees. It makes it almost impossible to gain any real financial traction.

In this book, Tony shows us, step-by-step, how to beat these gatekeepers and master the money game, once and for all.

In writing this book (his first in twenty years), Tony leveraged his extraordinary reputation and access to interview fifty of the world’s most successful investors. These include Carl Icahn, Warren Buffett, John Bogle, Charles Schwab, John Templeton, T. Boone Pickens and others. Tony gets them to share secrets they have never before discussed in public.

In Money: Master the Game Tony reveals how to:

  • create an income stream that’s guaranteed to outlive you
  • apply a proven strategy to make money even when the market dips or dives
  • spot the hidden fees that will drain your investment profits
  • invest like the world’s most successful investors
  • play the investment game to win—without risking your principal
  • find financial peace and security for the long haul, even if you’re just getting started

Tony synthesizes all he has learned and practiced into a simple, seven-step framework.

Here’s reality: Most people don’t have a clue how to invest beyond stuffing their money into a mutual fund and hoping it all works out. But stepping into the investment world can be daunting. There are about 4,900 individual stocks in the U.S. and another 7,700 different mutual funds. As Tony says, “96% will fail to match or beat the market over any extended period.”

What I like about Money: Master the Game is that it starts improving our odds by debunking investing myths and taking the mystery out of how and where to allocate our investments. From there the book shows how to protect our investments for the long haul so it doesn’t get chipped away in market downturns.

But I also like the endgame.



Ireland and the Most Beautiful Beaches in Europe

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Top European Beaches without Tourism

Talking about the the most beautiful beaches in Europe, I have to say that there is a quiet lot of them, and each one have the special characteristic feel, appearance and design. Obviously the majority of people would picture the beaches in Mediterranean sea, Spain, France, Italy, Greece. But those may be beautiful, but packed with tourists, hotels, beach bars and the people that are trying to sell you something. Its not really ideal idea of the most beautiful beach. And unfortunately there is probably neither one beach in the Med where you could enjoy the quiet and peace for whole day long.

But there is one country in Europe where you can find the beaches without tourism at all, out of civilization, where you rarely meet someone.

Its Ireland.

The tourism in Ireland is still very small. There are hundreds of big and small hidden beaches all over the country. Its nothing strange when you go the beach and when look around you find yourself completely alone there and that’s really magical. But of course, there is always price to be paid. Compared to Mediterranean, the weather in Ireland is much colder over the year. On the spring or summer is hotter, but sometimes there is still cold wind blowing. Even though you can be lucky and get two or three weeks of very hot weather up to 30 degrees, and swimming in the Atlantic ocean is very refreshing, because the temperature of Atlantic is also much lower than Mediterranean sea.

The best beaches in Ireland are spread over the whole West coast, going from North, Donegal, down to Kerry and Cork. Down below are just a few beaches of the west coast of Ireland picked by SkyScanner. But as I said there’s hundreds more, and I’m going to put together the list of beaches of the Irish west coast very soon.

 Beaches in Ireland to Visit

1. Easkey, Co. Sligosurfer on  Easky beach

The fact that the headquarters of the Irish Surfing Association is at Easkey might tell you something – this beach is pounded by consistently good waves. As well as offshore winds, there are two reef breaks here, one by the mouth of the Easkey river, the other east of the ruined castle: both are ideal for experienced surfers. There are currently no public toilets here, though a plan to provide some (and showers) is currently being discussed. McGowan’s pub, on the village’s main street, is a good place for a pint after riding the waves.

2. Keem Bay, Achill Island, Co. Mayobeach County Mayo

The Atlantic could easily be mistaken for the Med at Keem Bay, where the horseshoe of white sands is flanked by velveteen green cliffs. It’s worth the steep drive up and over the clifftops to reach this Blue Flag strand; while you’re enjoying sinking your toes into it be sure to look up every once in a while – you might just see a basking shark offshore. A small truck is sometimes here selling sweets but you’ll need to bring your own sandwiches if you’re planning on staying the day. There are toilets, back up the hill.

3. Coumeenole Beach, Dunquin, Co. Kerrybeach county Kerry

Gently sloping golden sands fill in the gaps between the protruding rocky fingers of the cliffs on the Dingle Peninsula, once described by National Geographic as “one of the most beautiful places on earth”. The currents in the water here are notoriously strong, so choose dry land over a swim – the rugged cliffs make an appealingly dramatic backdrop to a leisurely stroll anyway. There are no facilities here and no shops in the village of Dunquin (where most people speak Gaelic only) so bring everything with you; umbrellas, sun hats, scarves, sunglasses, a flask of tea, biscuits, water, walking boots etc. – and be prepared for whatever the Irish weather may throw at you.

4. Brandon Bay, Co. Kerry

The surf’s almost always up at Brandon Bay, where the long sweep of golden beach is open to the North Atlantic – and its swell. Consequently this has become something of a hub for watersports, with every type of surfing from wind to wave seen here most days. Want to join in? Take a lesson with Jamie Knox Watersports. You can refuel afterwards at O’Connor’s pub where lunch (11am–6pm) and dinner (7–8.30pm) are served.

5. Glanleam Beach, Valentia Island, Co. Kerry

The Wild Atlantic Way this may be, but Glanleam Beach sits in an improbably subtropical bubble. This is all thanks to the warm Gulf Stream and its position at the foot of a sheltered valley, which makes for a mild climate – and more sunbathing days. After a day on the sands here be sure to explore the gardens of Glanleam House, home to exotic plants such as lily of the valley and ferns. There is parking and restrooms here too.

6. Dog’s Bay and Gurteen Bay, Connemara

On a sunny day Dog’s Bay and Gurteen Bay could be mistaken for the Caribbean – granted, with some imagination, but almost, we promise! The twinset of white sand crescents sit back-to-back with a few hundred metres of flat green fields between them. The sand here is made up of the shells of sea creatures named foraminifera, giving it a pure white colour. You won’t find dangerous currents here, making both beaches ripe for a swim. There are no facilities close by (besides parking) so stock up at Ferron’s Supermarket in the village of Roundstone, three miles away.

7. Inchydoney Beach, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Lush green fields roll down to the island of Inchydoney (connected to the mainland by two causeways) and its pristine sands. The two arcs of white powder you’ll find here are broken up by Virgin Mary’s Point (and the end of the road), while Inchydoney Surf School makes use of the consistent waves offshore to teach beginners how to find to their feet on a surfboard. There are public toilets next to the beach, while wheelchair users are welcome to use those in the Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa, which overlooks the sands and also has Dunes Pub and Bistro for local seafood dishes (food served 12–9pm). It’s not easy getting to Inchydoney – public transport runs as far as Clonakilty but you’ll need to get a cab to reach the sandy spit – but these beautiful beaches are well worth the slog, plus you can always treat yourself to a massage at the lodge and spa at the other end.

8. Dunmore East, Co. Waterford

You’ll want to bring your snorkel to Dunmore East; the sheltered coves along the coastline here seem to collect sealife and beg for exploration. Swim along the coast from one cove to the next before drying off on the south-facing sands of Councillor’s Strand. There are lifeguards here from June to August. You’ll find a large car park and good public facilities here, as well as the fabulous Bay Café, where open crab sandwiches are served at tables perched above the harbour.


What Are the Ireland’s Top Tourism Towns? Its Tralee and Lismore

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The Most Visited Towns and Places in Ireland

The tourism in Ireland has grown significantly for the last 20 years, and more and more people are tempted to visit this wild and beautiful Island in the North Atlantic. The tourism is slowly picking up year by year, but still, the revenue from tourism is small compared to some other European Countries, especially South Mediterranean Countries. On the other hand, the real beauty of quiet almost uninhabited places of West Coast of Ireland but also South-West and East, is magic and stunning. Its not very rare when you find yourself alone on the yellow sandy beaches without hotels, bars and tourists, or on the tops of the hills where the whole country is just spread around you.

The tourism is mainly focused on the Cities and Towns, Such as Dublin, Cork, Tralee, Kilkenny, Galway or Sligo, where the majority of visitors would go to experience the Irish culture and entertainment. But the real beauty is out there in the wild and still untouched nature.

Winner of National Tourism Towns by Failte Ireland –

Tralee, Co. Kerry, was unveiled as Ireland’s best large tourism town, while Lismore, Co. Waterford, won the best small tourism town accolade.

The winners, who receive a tourism development grant of €5,000 each, were chosen from a shortlist of 10 towns commended for impressive performances in reaching out to visitors and creating the “best possible” tourism experiences.

The full shortlist was as follows:

  • Adare, Co. Limerick (small)
  • Ardmore, Co. Waterford (small)
  • Clonakilty, Co. Cork (small)
  • Kenmare, Co. Kerry (small)
  • Lismore, Co. Waterford (small)
  • Cobh, Co. Cork (large)
  • Killarney, Co. Kerry (large)
  • Kilkenny (large)
  • Tralee, Co. Kerry (large)
  • Sneem, Co. Kerry (small)

Nine out of the ten shortlisted towns are from Munster.

Also notable is the fact that neither of last year’s winners – Kinsale and Westport – made the cut at the fourth annual awards, held at Dublin’s Morrison Hotel.

“The people of Tralee and Lismore truly understand tourism and value their visitors,” said Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring. “Ultimately, this shows in the quality of what they have to offer and in the warmth of their welcome.”

“In Kerry, tourism is everybody’s business and in Tralee almost 1,000 people are now directly employed in tourism related enterprises,” said Kieran Ruttledge of Tralee Chamber Alliance and Tralee Tidy Towns, accepting the award on his town’s behalf.

“The people of Lismore are constantly looking for ways to make the tourism experience as inclusive as possible and to encourage exploration of Lismore town and the general West Waterford area,” said Mary O’Brien of Lismore Tidy Towns.

The Tourism Towns Award was designed by Fáilte Ireland to promote Irish towns and villages working hardest to enhance their appeal to tourists.

The scheme “is not about recognising those towns that do best from tourism but rather those that do their best for tourism,” said Orla Carroll, Fáilte Ireland’s Director of Strategic Development.

A panel of ‘secret shoppers’ visited each of the shortlisted towns to measure their tourism performance and the level of welcome to visitors.



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Shlomo Rechnitz – Free Dinner for 400 US Soldiers in Shannon, Ireland

Rechnitz apparently spends half of his day overseeing the Shlomo & Tamar Rechnitz Charitable Foundation which disperses funds to over 1,100 institutions annual. He is understood in the Los Angeles location for opening his home every Saturday night to listen to the needy and to give out charity. Rechnitz contributed $5 million to the Mir Yeshiva in November 2011 when the head of the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem, Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel, dropped dead, leaving the organization with $15 million in debt. Rechnitz donated $5 million to support the yeshiva and motivate others to come to its help. Not long after Rechnitz’s donation others did the same and the financial obligation was paid completely within three months. In December 2011, Rechnitz acquired a lender’s note versus Chabad of California’s head office in Westwood for $2.35 million in order to assist the company prevent foreclosure. After Hurricane Sandy, Rechnitz gave $1 million to assist in the restoring of Orthodox Jewish day schools and to aid the families whose children go to those schools.

In 2012 Rechnitz became aware of Diane Aulger, a mom of 5 in North Texas that had her labor induced few weeks early so that her spouse might fulfill their child prior to he passed away from lung fibrosis. Upon hearing the story, Rechnitz personally phoned Augler himself and sent her $20,000. In the autumn of 2014 Shlomo promised $2.5 million to the Lakewood Cheder School’s building campaign, allowing the school to finish their new building and hence permitting the youngsters to begin school on time. In June 2015, Rechnitz contributed $250,000 to bring back the Mount Zion Cemetery in East Los Angeles. Mount Zion, also called the “orphan cemetery,” is the final resting location of a lot of the creators of the Los Angeles Jewish community, but has been ignored, as well as vandalized, over the years.


In 2006, Rechnitz bought his first nursing home in Gardena, California. In 1998, Shlomo Rechnitz incorporated TwinMed, LLC in Los Angeles with his twin brother, Steve Rechnitz. TwinMed distributes medical supplies and solutions throughout the United States to nursing homes and hospitals. They are based in Santa Fe Springs, California and they have warehouses in California, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Florida and New Jersey.[5] He is also the owner of Bruis Healthcare Services, the largest nursing home provider in California. In 2014, 23 nursing homes owned by Rechnitz received a total of 50 serious deficiencies graded G or higher by the federal government. Shlomo has also recently brought out an album featuring worlds jewish best singer mordechai ben david, levy falkowitz, motty steinmetz, kinderlech and a few more… Shlomo is heard singing with mbd in song 11 “yehi rotzoin” he made a renowned famous song called el hanaar which motty steinmetz and moishy mendlowitz sings, shlomo promoses to bring out more albums in the near future.


South West of Ireland by Junior Braun

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Beauty of Atlantic West Coast of Ireland

west coast ireland Roses Point

South West and North West of Ireland is undoubtedly the most beautiful part of Ireland, combining the Midlands and East. Especially when traveling from Donegal via Sligo and Galway down to South, Connemara and Kerry. Its just evergreen country, and if the one catches the good sunny weather combined with the refreshing Atlantic breeze, its the absolute paradise, giving the impression and feel of being in completely different country. The whole west coast trip could be found as The Wild Atlantic Way, and its the very popular destination for hikers, fishermen or surfers. Fishing and Surfing is very popular in the many places of the west coast, offering one of the world best surfing destinations such as Strandhill, Co. Sligo (northwest) or Augris Head and Easky, Co. Mayo (northwest). Easky is also very famous fishing destination, where even the celebrities such as Sean Connery occasionally goes for holiday fishing. Also a couple of movie makers loved to show the beauty of west coast of Ireland in their movies.

A Brazilian film maker who lives in Ireland has produced a fantastic video that showcases the South West Coast of Ireland. The video by Junior Braun includes some of the most striking areas of natural beauty in Ireland, including the Ring of Kerry. Kerry was recently named as the most popular destination for Irish people wanting to take a holiday in Ireland.

Braun’s video also features places like Kilkenny, Tipperary, Cork, Clare and Limerick. The video montage includes shots of striking scenery, wildlife, castles and ancient monuments. Junior Braun lives in Dublin and has spent years working in film making in South America and won the award for the best short film in the UAP Film Festival of Argentina 2014.

He moved to Ireland as he wanted to improve his English. However, once he arrived he was taken aback by the beauty of the country. His video shows just how much he has immersed himself in Irish history and culture.


Top 20 Most Generous Countries in the World

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Ireland Has Ranked as 9th Most Generous Country on the Planet

This has really came to my notice, that the Ireland is between the first 10 most generous countries in the world, meaning that quiet high number, respectively 2/3 of the Irish population donated to charity or helped a stranger and over 1/3 volunteered, meaning that they were willing to invest their time for humanitarian help.

When you look at the graph below, the very interesting is the first place, the Myanmar. Myanmar is considerably poor country, and being the first between the countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Netherlands and Ireland is very..very impressive, specially when you look at the donating money score and volunteering time score. I let everyone to make own picture about that.

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Ireland is the ninth most generous country in the world and the third most generous in Europe, according to new research.

The Charities Aid Foundation’s annual index tells us the proportion of people that give to charity, help a stranger and do volunteer work in the past month.

Ireland’s are behind the UK and Netherlands who ranked 6th and 7th respectively while Myanmar was found to be the most generous country in the world.

Those figures show that almost 7 out of 10 Irish people donated to charity, 6 out of 10 helped a stranger and 4 out of ten volunteered in the last month.


10 Most Generous Countries by the WGI Score

Ireland dropped a little bit since the summer 2015 from 3rd place with the WGI score 60% to 56%, making it 9th position. Still very GOOD score.

Which Country does the most good to the world by Simon Anholt from famous American show, TED Talks


Irish Monument Honoring Choctaw Nation, the Native American Tribe


This is very Impressive and interesting story of Northern American Indian tribe called Choctaw and Irish people during the potato famine over 150 years ago. I think that probably biggest question remains, why did Choctaw tribe help Ireland by donation of $170, which was a lot of money in that time. Why would they help the completely different nation thousands of miles away, also considering the fact that in that time they had their own huge problems with white people occupying Northern American continent, and as we all know, European white people were not really nice to the as they called them, barbarians. Perhaps its because the Irish were very little involved in extermination of the Indian tribes and also Irish people were probably only ones who were mixing with those tribes in that time.

Well, a lot of questions and so little answers. Hopefully the article below will enlighten a little bit about Choctaw nation and their help to Ireland.

Monument of Feathers, Potato Famine and 170 Dollars

Irish Monument honoring Choctaw nation

The Irish have built a monument honoring the Choctaw Nation – nine steel eagle feathers arranged in the shape of a bowl – in acknowledgement of the tribe’s aid to the country during the devastating Irish potato famine.

In 1847, the Choctaw Nation donated $170 to Ireland during the Great Famine that killed approximately 1 million people. It may seem like small change by today’s numbers, but back then the donation amounted to thousands of dollars.

What makes this gift especially impressive is the fact that the Choctaw were having major problems of their own at that time. Only a few years prior, they became the first tribe to be forced to walk the Trail of Tears, a walk that many Choctaw did not survive.

But the suffering of the Irish moved the tribe, and so the Choctaw, who firmly believe in charity, dug deep into their pockets to help a foreign nation across the sea.

The Irish continue to express their gratitude to the Choctaw to this day. The country of Ireland has welcomed Choctaw Nation delegates, and in 1992, Lord Mayor’s Mansion in Dublin unveiled a plaque reading, “Their humanity calls us to remember the millions of human beings throughout our world today who die of hunger and hunger-related illness in a world of plenty” to honor the tribe.

Read more:

Damien Dempsey to Choctaw Nation – Irish Famine Walk 2010