Explicit – People have been more concerned about a performance that the singer Miley Cyrus has done, than the ongoing war in Syria.
Implicit – In the world now, stories about things that don’t actually matter and we shouldn’t be concerned about are more publicised than events that actually have an impact on the world around us. We as people are more concerned about something a famous person has done that doesn’t affect us in any way, rather than worrying about a serious event that has impacted so many lives already.
Cartoonists Perspective – The person who has created the cartoon feels as if we should be focusing more on serious events, as in the War in Syria, then unimportant things as in Miley Cyrus’ performance.
Devices Used – This cartoon uses irony, it’s ironic how the person on the bottom is writing/reading a top story, which is of Miley Cyrus doing a dance, when there is much bigger things going on, as in the war in Syria. It helps deliver the message of how people are treating Miley’s performance as more important than Syria.
Globalization – This cartoon links to globalization as the problem in Syria has effected many people around the world as they decide whether to help or not. Also, how the entire world has become more focused on the small things that someone famous did that doesn’t actually matter, than big and serious events like the chemical weapons being used in Syria.
09/03/2013 08:32 PM Cholesterol Drugs May Stop Dementia
U.S. researchers say they have found that high doses of cholesterol-lowering statins reduce the risk of developing dementia in older age.
"Patients who received the highest total equivalent doses of statins had a three-fold decrease in the risk of developing dementia. Similar results were found with the daily equivalent statin dosage," explains Dr. Tin-Tse Lin.
These findings, which were presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Amsterdam, are considered huge when it comes to treating patients who might develop dementia.
This article says that U.S researchers have discovered that high doses of cholesterol-lowering statins help reduce the risk of dementia, (the progressive deterioration in cognitive function - the ability to process thought,) in older age. Patients who have taken these statins have reduced their risk of getting this disease. People who are affected by this is anyone who has a risk of getting dementia, as it would help them avoid the situation. Also doctors, as they could help their patients. As a result of this, the number of people who may get this condition would decrease; also the discovery of doses of cholesterol-lowering statins decreasing the risk may even lead to a cure. This links to globalization as people all around the world have this disease, or are eligible to have it, and now there is a way to reduce the possibility so everyone everywhere has a less likely chance of suffering from dementia.
September 6, 2013
Russia’s gay propaganda ban raises questions about Olympics
The Winter Olympics in Sochi are still some months away, but they are already causing international outrage.
The Games themselves aren’t the source of the problem.
Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin implemented legislation that banned all “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations around minors.” The question is, how will this loosely construed legislation affect athletes and spectators of one of the greatest international competitions?
The International Olympic Committee reassured the world by stating that the latest anti-gay policies would not be enforced during the Games. Afterwards, the Russian government contradicted the IOC’s earlier statement by confirming that the anti-gay legislation would indeed be enforced during the games and argued that the law did not discriminate against anyone because it would apply to