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

Friday, April 12, 2013

Color Shined at the Daily Positive (D+) South-East Asia Carnival 2013

The month of March 2013 was full of South-East Asian celebrations around the world as part of the D+ Carnival. People from North-America to South-East Asia participated in the carnival and shared their joys and delights in South-East Asian style.
The carnival gave everyone an opportunity to get-together and shares the warmth. This year  D+ volunteers organized various events in Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Ethiopia, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Serbia, the United States and others.
This is the second time D+ organized such carnival after the inaugural African carnival in 2012. D+ experienced greater number of supports and encouragements this year. It made the D+ team more determined to bring the best of the world to the readers.
On behalf of D+, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for participating at the South-East Asia Global Carnival 2013. We are delighted to share some pictures of different events organized by D+ volunteers and well-wishers.



 

Friday, March 01, 2013

It’s Time For The 2013 South-East Asia Global Carnival

The DailyPositive (D+) global carnival to celebrate the South-East Asian cultures is here during the month of March 2013. The aim of the carnival 2013 is to indulge, celebrate and convey happiness and pleasure from the continent of South-East Asia.

Daily Positive (D+), a web-based non-profit news media from Melbourne, Australia which exclusively publishes positive news on each country of the world, is organizing the carnival. The annual D+ carnival intends to promote and share focused positive news and stories from a specific location in the world and this year the carnival aimed to embrace the South-East Asian flavor.

D+ conducting Presentations, Social media promotions, Focused news collection workshops, Student volunteering works and Social gatherings around the globe as part of the carnival. Apart from that thousands of D+ readers, academics, researchers, students, fans and volunteers around the world are celebrating the month with various events.

Everyone can help spread the celebrations by organizing small gatherings in their local areas, at homes, on the web and also by sharing some attractive pictures and videos from South-East Asia. In order to encourage the local events D+ is sending e-Resources to the organizers. Everyone can share their event news, pictures and videos with D+ at info@dailypositive.org.

The annual D+ carnival creates an occasion for everyone to celebrate a randomly chosen culture in each corner of the world.  It intends to bring real harmony among global citizens and hopes it will give back a sense of opportunity, friendship and positive cross cultural learning throughout the global community.
 
For more details on the carnival visit http://www.dailypositive.org/Daily_Positive_Carnival

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Thank You from the World’s Most Positive Countries 2012 initiative

On behalf of Daily Positive (D+), we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their enthusiasms, excitements and supports for the World’s Most Positive Countries 2012 (WMPC'12) initiative. Following last year’s grand success, this year it was observed with more passions and thrills.

Congratulation again to the winners of the World’s Most Positive Countries 2012: United States of America, Australia, England, China, Japan, Germany, Canada, France, India and Sweden.

A summary of the presentation ceremony is provided in the following:
What: World’s Most Positive Countries 2012 (WMPC'12) initiative presentation ceremony
When: Sunday, 25 November 2012, 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm
Where: 1888 Building - Gryphon Gallery, The University of Melbourne, Australia (Map http://maps.unimelb.edu.au/parkville/building/198)
Event Details:
  1. Industry Presentation (10 Minutes)
    Title: "BigData, doing the right thing", Presenter: Paul Hodge, Principal Consultant – Infocentric, Description: Exploring three real-world case studies, this presentation will illustrate how BigData is being used for positive social impact.
  2. Daily Positive (D+) Founder Speech and Presentation (20 Minutes)
    Title: World’s Most Positive Countries 2012, Presenter: Dr. Arif Jubaer Description:  Presenting facts related to World’s Most Positive Countries 2012 and other researches with social media, data management and environmental science.
  3. Refreshment / Lunch
Congratulation to Nick Cody from Australia and Tiffany Husin from Indonesia for winning the D+ Volunteer award for their great supports to D+ at the presentation ceremony and Carolina Aurora from Chile for winning the D+ Facebook Fan award for her vibrant online participation.
Here are few images from the presentation on 25 November 2012. For more visit http://www.facebook.com/dailypositive
 
 
For more on the World’s Most Positive Countries 2012 (WMPC'12) initiative visit http://www.dailypositive.org/Most_Positive_Countries

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The United States of America Crowned the World’s Most Positive Country for 2012

Daily Positive (D+), an exclusive online media for positive news, is pleased to announce the top 10 winners of the World’s Most Positive Countriesfor 2012. In the second year of the award series, the United States of America took the top position from last year’s winner Australia.

The World’s Most Positive Countries initiative recognizes the positive achievements, initiatives and actions accomplished by each country of the world.  Based on the accomplishments, D+ publishes an annual list of 10 most positive countries. The top 10 World’s Most Positive Countries 2012 along with respective ranking points are as follows: 
  1. United States of America (905)
  2. Australia (831)
  3. England (778)
  4. China (734)
  5. Japan (648)
  6. Germany (602)
  7. Canada (593)
  8. France (575)
  9. India   (541)
  10. Sweden (520)

The points were calculated based on a global expert panel rating, D+ journalists-volunteers rating, a global social media survey, and the number of positive news entries in 2012 in the D+ website. This multifaceted positive news publications, analysis and global survey feedback of 2012 generated some great reviews for the winners. The USA maintained strong sense of innovation throughout the year, such as the Nobel Prize wins to Mars Rover of NASA. It has shown some positive signs of economic recovery. The presidential election campaigns attracted positive attitude towards the USA, which also demonstrated the great and stable political system of the USA amid fierce contest between the President and his opponent.

Australia, despite the apparent political backlog, continued to maintain a strong economy compared to the other developed countries in 2012. The country was also praised for its contribution in medical science, efficient natural disaster management and for introducing tax on carbon emitters. It is the first country in the world to do this.
 
England has been in the news for positive reasons, thanks to the 2012 Olympic Games and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Insights for Scotland's independence also improved the English image in general. China found its position in the top 10, being considered as a major driving force in the world economy, despite its economy showing signs of slowing down.
 
Japan was hailed for their continuous progress in science, infrastructure and research despite the burden of natural disasters. Apart from these facts Japan was also praised for contribution in socio-economic development and humanitarian work.
 
Germany and France are leading the current European Union crisis and to some extent considered as positive due to their impact on the world economy. Canada's involvements in global leadership issues were seen as somewhat limited. Nevertheless, its people kept maintaining better lifestyle. Canada was also acknowledged for political stability and humanitarian work.
 
India's successful fight against polio stood out. Apart from that India has been creating positive image with their consistent economic growth despite alleged widespread corruptions. Sweden's winning of the Eurovision song contest title, as well as success in medical science and information technology helped the country to get into the list. People have shown great satisfaction in their lifestyle in Sweden.
 
Apart from the top 10 winners, there was also positive news elsewhere. Burma had a year of positive political changes and reforms. Despite Russia's negative media coverage it established itself as frontrunner of the space programs, which also includes collaborative programs with the old rival America. Brazil not only kept showing leadership in the Latin American region, but also led with environmental initiatives to create examples for the rest of the world.
 
Upon announcing the top 10 winners of the World’s Most Positive Countries for 2012, Dr. Arif Jubaer, founder of D+, stated “I feel that D+ is making a positive impact on people by reporting positive news. The initiative of World’s Most Positive Countries will encourage individuals and countries to take more positive actions for a positive future.”
 
For more information on the World’s Most Positive Countries 2012 initiative visit http://www.dailypositive.org/Most_Positive_Countries

Saturday, September 22, 2012

World Most Positive Countries 2012

World’s Most Positive Countries initiative is back!
The 2012 event to reveal the list of top 10 World’s Most Positive Countries will recognize countries around the globe with most positive initiatives and actions. Following last year’s grand introduction of the list, this year it is back with more enthusiasm and excitement.
 
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 2012 will score higher points. Each published news that took place in 2012 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 2012 and the award ceremony will be held on 25 November 2012 at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
 
Everyone can participate in the initiative and vote for their positive-country. The details can be found on D+ Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/dailypositive or Click Here to participate.
 
Last year Australia topped the list of most positive countries. Other countries in the list were the United States of America, England, China, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, New Zealand and India.
 
For more information on the World’s Most Positive Countries 2012 initiative visit http://www.dailypositive.org/Most_Positive_Countries