Saturday, November 01, 2014

England Retained the World’s Most Positive Country Title

England is crowned as the world’s most positive country for 2014, according to the annual global index published by Daily Positive (D+), an exclusive online media from Australia for positive news.  In the fourth year of the award series, England topped the list of the world’s most positive countries for second year in a row.

The annual list of top ten most positive countries is compiled based on a global expert panel rating, a D+ journalists rating, a global web poll and the number of positive news entries in 2014 on the D+ website.

The top 10 World’s Most Positive Countries for 2014 along with respective ranking points are as follows:

Country Name
Total Points
England
662
China
643
United States of America
631
Switzerland
613
Australia
602
Sweden
589
Germany
572
Japan
564
France
549
Brazil
538

The top 10 positive countries for 2014 earned their places with some distinguished and diverse positive achievements throughout the year. For instance, England unveiled the world's largest aircraft, English scientists sequenced the genome of the world's oldest continuously surviving cancer, English doctors helped a paralyzed man walk again after a world first pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord, English researchers won various prestigious awards, such as, Millennium Technology Prize, Kavli Prize, Fields Medal and Noble Prize. Analysis of the comments made at the D+ global poll suggests that surviving the Scottish independence referendum and being able to remain unified with Scotland gave England that extra edge in the D+ global poll over other countries as it was seen as the toughest tests of all that any country in the list had to endure in 2014.

The rise of China seems unstoppable as it climbed one step from last year to the second position in the 2014 D+ list of most positive countries. Despite controversial human rights records, the Chinese achievements simply could not be ignored. One of the biggest achievements for China during 2014 was the large trade and cooperation deals signed with the European Union, France, Russia, Switzerland and Britain, among others. China has overtaken the United States to become the world’s largest economy based on Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) measure, according to figures from the International Monetary Fund. China also launched its first experimental spacecraft that is scheduled to orbit the moon before returning to Earth. Signaling that China is firmly behind international actions to address issues, such as, illegal elephant ivory trade and wellbeing, it has seized and destroyed tons of elephant ivory accumulated through enforcement actions and banned smoking in schools with greater impact.

The United States of America (USA) is in third position in 2014. USA continued to be impressive with research and innovation according to top ranked journal publications. However, this year they faced some steep competitions from Europe and Asia. Its efforts in Africa against the ongoing Ebola outbreak were hugely approving among the D+ global poll participants. D+ external expert panel members repeatedly recognized USA for its recent stable economic growth, decline in unemployment figures and steady foreign aids.

In 2014 Switzerland moved up into the fourth position in the list from seventh last year with its robust economy. According to data published by World Economic Forum, Switzerland retained its crown as the world’s most competitive economy for the sixth year in a row. Apart from that, Science and Sports are the next two categories where Switzerland has shined with positive achievements.  According to D+ external expert panel members, Switzerland was able to depict a sustained model of development with well-balanced economies between industries and Research and Development (R&D) investments, a developed democracy and excelling education systems, an effective government and political stability and appealing life style.

Australia slid down to fifth position in 2014 list of most positive countries. Australia has attempted to improve relationship with its neighboring countries as well as with its larger trade partners, such as, India, Japan, China and South Korea in an effort to maintain a solid and sustaining economy. Also, creation of a smartphone-linked bionic pancreas, winning Microsoft Imagine Cup with eye-scanning health app Eyenaemia, making a unique kit containing 3D-printed body parts for medical schools, producing the world's most sensitive thermometer and in a world first, transplanting human hearts which had stopped are some of the other notable Aussie achievements.

Sweden advanced two steps to Sixth position in 2014. Among its different positive achievements, medical research stories kept Sweden exceling throughout the year. In particular, doctors in Sweden not only transplanted wombs into nine women donated from relatives but also in a medical first helped a woman to give birth to a baby boy with the help of a transplanted womb.  Seventh placed Germany won the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and became the first European team to clinch the championship in South America. Germany continued to increase electricity generation from renewable sources and continued to maintain its integrity as a world-class manufacturer.

Japan made it back to the list of most positive countries in 2014 and is in eighth position. Japan in 2014 ranked as the most efficient country in the Asia and Pacific region at turning creative inputs into tangible innovation, made notable progress in stem cells research, unveiled more advanced robots including world's first personal robot that can read human emotions, won Nobel Prize in Physics and attempted to increase the export of local products with the help of trade deals including free trade agreement with Australia. France is another country that returned to the list in 2014. France was able to increase cooperation with international communities in form of aid and trade deals, attracted a record-breaking 84.7 million tourists and won Nobel Prizes in Literature and Economic Science.

Brazil became the first ever South American country to make it to the list of world’s most positive countries. Brazil has emerged as a regional leader and established itself as an exemplary democracy in the region. Brazil gained world’s admiration by hosting an impressive football world cup. The world cup brought economic growth in the country by means of infrastructures, stadiums, airports and tourism despite some unsatisfactory circumstances.

There are three changes in 2014 from last year’s list of most positive countries. Canada, South Korea and New Zealand did not attract enough of our 3189 global poll participants with 64% men and 36% female. According to the 2014 global poll result, World Peace, Economy, Science and Innovation, Education, International Relation, Environment and Sports were the most popular choice of positive accomplishments among both men and women participants. Other topics of interest were Space Exploration, Better Public Services, Freedom of Speech, Tourism and Response to World Medical Emergencies.


Further analysis on the top three popular choices of positive accomplishments - World Peace, Economy and Science and Innovation - against different age groups suggests individuals belonging to Middle Ages were more vigilant about Economy than others. On the other hand older generation was more interested into World Peace and younger generation was captivated by Science and Innovation.





D+ top ten world’s most positive countries attracted supports from all around the world in our global poll. It was interesting to see the trends in supports by dividing the poll results into five major geographical regions and collecting a subset where individuals voted for a country different than their nationalities. For instance, Brazil attracted huge supports from Europe and the USA charmed the Asians including some endorsements from the Middle East.





Finally, we analyzed the comments made during global polls in 2014 and in all past three years of D+ world’s most positive countries initiatives. It is found that the overall percentage of people hopeful for a positive future was steadily growing with an exception for this year where it dropped slightly compared to last year.






D+ will present these and other observations in details at a presentation ceremony on 25 November 2014 at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

The nations outside of the 2014 list of most positive countries also achieved some significant height. India successfully put a satellite into orbit around Mars, becoming the fourth country to do so and the first nation to arrive on its first attempt and the first Asian country to reach the Red Planet. Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as Africa's largest economy after a rebasing calculation nearly doubled its Gross Domestic Product. Nigeria has also shown the world a way to stop Ebola epidemic. In Bangladesh, thanks to a series of measures taken over the last couple of decades more girls are now continuing their education at the secondary level as enrollment of girls has risen to over 6 million from 1.1 million in 1991. While speaking of girl’s education, Iranian Professor Maryam Mirzakhani was awarded the 2014 Fields Medal, the most prestigious honor in mathematics, for her highly original contributions to the fields of geometry and dynamical systems and became first woman to win the prize, which was established in 1936.

On the eve of the announcement, Dr. Arif Jubaer, founder of D+, said, "Despite ongoing conflicts, epidemics and other distressing situations around us, the global citizens continued to create hopes, possibilities and opportunities and D+ is determined to recognize these heroes each year."

For more information on the World’s Most Positive Countries 2014 visit http://www.dailypositive.org/Most_Positive_Countries

Friday, September 26, 2014

World's Most Positive Countries 2014

World’s Most Positive Countries 2014 is here! We cordially invite you to participate and spread the news. D+ World’s Most Positive Countries is in its fourth year and this year it is back with more enthusiasm and excitement.

The annual event to reveal the top 10 World’s Most Positive Countries recognizes the countries with the most positive initiatives and actions. The aim of the WMPC'14 is to recognize the countries with most positive achievements in 2014. For further details visit http://www.dailypositive.org/Most_Positive_Countries

You can also keep an eye one our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dailypositive

To know more about D+, here is a video for you.


 

Friday, June 27, 2014

D+ Kickstarter Page: Would you consider a little help to establish harmony in the world while having fun?

Daily Positive (D+) started a Kickstarter page for its next big things! D+ planned to commercially develop few products in order to spread positive news and increase awareness. For details visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/259043041/daily-positive-d-your-daily-source-of-positive-new

You can help us reach our target donation amount just by sharing the above link to your friends and family who may like to donate to D+.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at info@dailypositive.org

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Thank You For Holding Hands For Our Girls

Daily Positive (D+) would like to take this opportunity to thanks everyone around the world to participate at the D+ Holding Hands For Our Girls event on 1 June 2014. We were overwhelmed and touched by the warmth shown by the global communities. It only shows, humanity still lives among us and we all are capable to unite for peace.

Here are some pictures from the event


More updates on the next course of actions will be declared soon. We are determined to continue our fight till we get our girls back! For more information visit http://www.dailypositive.org/BringBackOurGirls and keep an eye on our Facebook Page.


 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Let's Hold Hands for the 276 Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls: #BringBackOurGirls

"Have mercy on our daughters", a pleading Nigerian mother’s appeal which went unnoticed by the terrorists in Nigeria. Now all she wants her daughter back. Local authorities in Nigeria were extremely slow to react and the international communities are showing their support following legal processes. All of that are excruciating slow for all the Nigerian families whose daughters were abducted in April 2014buducteda .

 Thus, on Mother's Day 2014 D+ thought to join the international communities and start a campaign Holding Hands For Our Girls. On 1 June 2014, 12.30 PM local time we request everyone around the world, irrespective of religious, racial and social background, to hold each other’s hands and upload a picture of your meeting on social media and hashtag it #BringBackOurGirls.

 All you have to do:

1.       Hold hands of another person or persons, family members or friends
2.       Take a picture of your hands or full picture of you holding hands
3.       Upload them on your personal social media page
4.       Hashtag the picture #BringBackOurGirls



Yes, merely Holding Hands For Our Girls will not bring our girls back. But D+ will ensure our collective voice is heard and our actions will demonstrate a global support that will certainly make the local authorities in Nigeria take prompt actions.

Also most of us will not be able to be in the front line but a team of international soldiers currently are. A simple action of Holding Hands For Our Girls will certainly encourage the international team of soldiers to do their work with more courage as they are taking risk of their own life to free our girls.

“It always seems impossible, until it’s done”—Mandela. That should surely encourage you to take a small action on 1 June 2014 and make the global voice heard.

Do not underestimate the power of Holding Hands For Our Girls and let's hold hands for the 276 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls and mark your calendar for the following event  ars of the event of abductionve

What: Holding Hands For Our Girls

When: Sunday, 1 June 2014, 12.30PM

Where: You can do it at your home, at work, at public places or wherever it is comfortable for you

D+ remained a small non-profit news media to publish positive news and heavily relies on public donation and do not have a budget to support your meetings. But here in D+ we have determinations to change the world and we request you to join us. This is the first such initiative D+ is undertaking beyond publishing positive news as the horrific event of abduction and the tears of the Nigerian mothers touched our hearts.

Finally, D+ and its global volunteers say this out and loud once again, #BringBackOurGirls and we believe our opponent is not stronger than us all together. And to the girls, You Are Not Alone.

For regular update on Holding Hands For Our Girls visit our Facebook Page and hope by 1 June 2014 we will receive some good news.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

D+ Carnival South America 2014

The 2014 D+ Carnival was held throughout the month of March 2014. Every year, the carnival planned to promote and share focused positive news and stories from a specific location in the world. This year we celebrated the joys and delights of South America.

The aim of the Carnival 2014 was to indulge, celebrate and convey happiness and pleasure from the continent of South America. Earlier D+ celebrated 2013 South-East Asia and 2012 Africa carnivals.
 
The 2014 Carnival was consist of a series of events to Inform, Communicate and Teach the best of South America. D+ Carnival’s celebrations took many forms:
  • Presentations
  • Social media promotions
  • Focused news analysis from South American countries
  • Student volunteer works
  • Social gatherings



For more information on the carnival visit http://www.dailypositive.org/Daily_Positive_Carnival

Friday, November 01, 2013

England is the World’s Most Positive Country for 2013

Positive accomplishments in the area of scientific innovation, economy and international relations are considered as the top three requirements for being one of the most positive countries, according to the Daily Positive (D+) global poll on positive achievements.
 
D+, an exclusive online media for positive news, is pleased to announce the list of top 10 World’s Most Positive Countries 2013 (WMPC’13). In the third year of the award series, England jumped into the top spot in 2013 from last year’s third position.
 
The World’s Most Positive Countries initiative recognizes the positive achievements, initiatives and actions accomplished by each country of the world.  The list was compiled based on global expert panel rating, D+ journalists-volunteers rating, global social media survey, and the number of positive news entries in 2013 in the D+ website.
 
The top 10 World’s Most Positive Countries 2013 along with respective ranking points are as follows:
 
Country Name
Total
England
715
United States of America
696
China
658
Australia
612
Germany
564
Canada
520
Switzerland
432
Sweden
416
South Korea
399
New Zealand
373
 
On the eve of the announcement, Dr. Arif Jubaer, founder of D+, said, "We have seen increased interest around the world regarding this annual list of positive countries and the participations were higher than ever before. It was great to see D+'s mission to spread positive news is reaching out to the furthest corner of the world."
 
The winners made it to the list with some great news and positive accomplishments throughout the year.  England was impressive with scientific innovations, archeological discoveries and renewable energy initiatives, among others.  Its contributions to medical science were highly regarded which include facilitation of world's first ever birth of a baby using Eeva technology which allows doctors to choose the healthiest embryos for IVF treatment and first ever successful liver transplantation while keeping the organ warm and functioning outside a human body. The United States of America moved down to second spot in the list this year. Alleged National Security Agency spying and government shutdown hurt the US popularity. However, it remained strong in research and innovation.
 
China moved up into third position with its strong international diplomacy that continued to generate interests among countries around the world seeking economic partnerships with it. Despite maintaining strong economy Australia dropped to fourth position with political instability in the country.
 
Germany not only maintained the leading role in the European Union but also continued to impress with its initiatives with renewable energy.  The education system of Canada, particularly the research strength of its universities was highly regarded.
 
Robust economy, environment friendly development and its diplomatic relationship with its European neighbors earned Switzerland the seventh spot in the list. This is the first time Switzerland made it to the list.  Sweden climbed up two steps into the eighth position this year with its sustainable growth in education, research and excellent public services, though often came under scrutiny for the 2013 Stockholm riots.
 
South Korea is another country that made it to the list of most positive countries for the first time.  The handling of 2013 Korean crisis that almost brought South and North Koreans on the brink of a war was highly praised. Finally, New Zealand made it back to the list with its timely and competent decisions related to its biggest industries, such as, contamination scare of its dairy products in 2013.
 
There were three changes in 2013 from last year’s list of the most positive countries. France, Japan and India could not make it to the list. Based on the global poll comments, France seems to have lost that charm of one of the leading nations of the European Union and struggled with issues like higher unemployment rate and war in Mali.  On the other hand, despite experiencing strong technological advancements by Japan, the Fukushima disaster cleanup efforts alone had created substantial backlogs on Japan’s national policies, such as, investment in renewable energy. Series of sexual assaults on women badly destroyed India’s image which prompted the government to measure some recovery actions like introduction of visa on arrival for handful of countries in order to boost the tourism industry.
 
Further analysis on the WMPC’13 result also provides some interesting insights. According to the global poll conducted for WMPC’13, Innovation and discovery, Economy, International Relation, Environment and Sports achievements were the most popular choice of positive accomplishments among 4254 global participants with 45% women and 55% men. Among other popular subject area of positive accomplishments picked by the participants are peace, literature, improved public services, freedom of speech and reduction in corruptions.


Analysis of the comments made in the poll by the women participants suggests that women admire accomplishments related to ancient affair or nature, such as, archaeological discoveries equally with latest scientific and technological advancements. On the other hand, men were significantly more interested in positive accomplishments regarding economy, international relation and sports.
 
D+ will present these and other observations in details at a presentation ceremony on 25 November 2013 at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
 
The countries those could not make it to the top 10 also produced some great positive news stories. It was probably the best year yet for the women in Saudi Arabia. Among few positive changes, the Saudi women were not only granted seats on the country's top advisory council for the first time but also made history by reaching the summit of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest. Russia continued to increase its positive image, slow but steady, for the second year in a row. Still shown dominance in space programs and was highly praised for its stand against Syria’s chemical weapons; amid likely confrontation with the US. South Sudan, the world's newest country, has advanced with work on offering training to returned soldiers as a means of boosting the economy, focusing on girls' education and making progress towards border security with its former rival, Sudan.
 
For more information on the World’s Most Positive Countries 2013 initiative visit http://www.dailypositive.org/Most_Positive_Countries