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January Current Events Summary. A PowerPoint Example By Teresa Watson. Mother Nature was in Control. Earthquake in Haiti Killed thousands Orphaned children Destroyed infrastructure. Mudslide in Peru Tourists stranded Military helicopter rescue. And weather woes abounded.

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January current events summary

January Current Events Summary

A PowerPoint Example

By Teresa Watson


Mother nature was in control
Mother Nature was in Control

  • Earthquake in Haiti

    • Killed thousands

    • Orphaned children

    • Destroyed infrastructure

  • Mudslide in Peru

    • Tourists stranded

    • Military helicopter rescue


And weather woes abounded
And weather woes abounded

  • Thunderstorm contributed to airplane crash

    • Ethiopian Airliner

    • Down in Mediterranean after take-off

  • Winter storms caused vehicle crashes

    • Bus in Nova Scotia

    • Passenger vehicles across Canada


And people responded warmly
And people responded warmly

  • Aid to Haiti

    • Rescue teams from around the world

    • Government sends aid

    • Other nations welcome orphans


Although conflict raged elsewhere
Although conflict raged elsewhere

  • US drone missile killed 5 in Afghanistan

    • Known Taliban leader suspected dead in Pakistan

  • Proposed US – Taiwan arms deal angered China

    • China suspects US supports Taiwan’s claim of sovereignty

  • North Korea declared no-sail zone

    • Is it really bad weather, or just a border concern?


But on a happier note
But on a happier note?

  • Apple had good news

    • Reported record earnings

    • Announced release of new high tech communication tool – the iPad tablet


So what s a citizen to do
So what’s a citizen to do?

  • Donate to help those less fortunate

    • Ongoing, as well as disaster relief

  • Become more informed on international issues

    • Understand who is involved and what the conflicts are

    • Be aware of possible consequences

  • Share my views on international affairs

    • Write a letter to the editor

    • Write to my MP about Canada’s role in international affairs


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