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

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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

Saturday, September 28, 2013

It’s time to recognize the World’s Most Positive Countries


It is that time of the year again to collectively recognize all the heroes of the world for their positive accomplishments. Welcome to the Daily Positive (D+) World’s Most Positive Countries 2013 (WMPC'13)! WMPC is in its third 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. D+, a non-profit media initiative from Melbourne, Australia that publishes and accumulates positive news from all the countries of the world, introduces this list of countries. D+ introduces the list based on positive events, such as, business developments, peace projects, sports achievements and scientific innovations accomplished during the current calendar year inside the countries and in the global stage.

The United States of America and Australia topped the list of the most positive countries in 2012 and 2011 respectively.

The aim of the WMPC'13 is to recognize the countries with most positive initiatives and actions in 2013. WMPC'13 is officially included in the City of Melbourne's event calendar as a part of Melbourne's effort to become the Knowledge City of the World.

The list is generated based on a pre-defined Positivity Index. The Positivity Index quantifies positive achievements, initiatives and actions accomplished by each country of the world. According to the index, each country is assigned a score based on the followings:

1.       External expert panel rating. These panel members do not work for D+ in any form and are selected based on their individual expertise from around the world. Each panel member will select ten countries. The top most country in each list will score 10 points and the last country in each list will score 1 point. Apart from that these panel lists will also work as benchmark to ensure that our social media fan rating is not biased.

2.       Internal D+ volunteer-journalist panel rating. Like the external panel this panel members will also select ten countries individually. The top most country in each list will score 10 points and the last country in each list will score 1 point.

3.       D+ social media fan rating. Each vote will carry 1 point. Anyone can vote with a valid email address. In case of multiple votes from same email address only the first vote will be retained.

4.       The Country pages on D+ with most number of positive news from 2013 will score higher points. Each published news that took place in 2013 will carry 10 points.

Each country will score a total from each of the above categories which will then be added together to compute the final results. The country with the highest total points is considered the most positive country. Ten countries in all will be ranked - the most to the tenth most positive countries.

The list will be revealed on 1 November 2013 and the award ceremony will be held on 25 November 2013 at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Everyone can participate in the WMPC'13 initiative and vote for their positive-country. For more information on the World’s Most Positive Countries 2013 initiative visit http://www.dailypositive.org/Most_Positive_Countries

Also, regular updates can be found on D+ Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/dailypositive