are continuing to improve their equality status throughout the
world. Here's the latest country rankings by the World Economic
Forum (WEF) along with some famous representative women from each
of the top 10 ranked countries. The WEF measures the relative
gaps between men and women in the areas of
education, economy and politics.
Founder and Executive Chairman,
World Economic Forum summed up
the latest report this way: "Some of the most
compelling findings regarding the benefits of gender equality
are emerging from companies. For example, companies that include
more women at the top levels of leadership tend to outperform
those that don’t....but
these benefits go
beyond the economic case. There is another simple and powerful
reason why more women should be empowered: fairness.
Women represent one half of the global population—they deserve
equal access to health, education, influence, earning power and
political representation. Their views and values are critical
for ensuring a more prosperous and inclusive common future.
Humanity’s collective progress depends on it."
An organization which
promotes numismatics for women is Women in Numismatics (WIN).
Founded in 1991 as a non-profit for both newcomers and
established collectors. It encourages fellowship and networking
among members, and promotes education through speaking
engagements and seminars. The group’s magazine, Winning Ways, is
published three times yearly and features scholarly numismatic
has finally agreed on new
national leaders after a flawed election which
months ago. A compromise was reached with Ashraf GHANI as
Head of State" and Abdullah ABDULLAH as "Chief
Executive Officer." The country has suffered from this long period with
international donors pulling back and the economy being severely
impacted. The Taliban continues to fight and it has been reported that they have gained
strength. Both leaders appear to be more friendly to the west so
perhaps the lessons of Iraq will be learned in this situation.
was settled -
should have remembered Quebec prior to my prediction...Now
what will happen in Catalonia? On Nov. 9 Catalans may also vote
for independence but
Spain's PM has said he will block the vote. In the wealthy
northeastern region of 7.5 million people, this could be big if
it comes to a positive vote for independence.
has been re-established - please visit and comment on the
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I have started using Google Blogspot software after
reading several positive reviews on this approach. So far
I have found the Google software difficult to use and am
considering trying another package, however, as a user you
should not see any difference.
16,180 banknotes from 395
"countries" in 6338
pages are now listed; last update:
Current Countries, 145 Former,
Terr., Unrecog.,Currency Unions,
30 Local currencyIssues,
17 Fantasy Issues
new chapter of the International Bank Note Society
was formed on 27.3.2014
in the USA state of North Carolina under the
leadership of Austin Mattox, Vice President of
Mattox Coins & Stamps.
currently free and is not limited to
The chapter would particularly like to encourage young people interested in
this fascinating area to join in a new world exploration, as seen
from the unique perspective of paper money.
Meetings are held monthly in the Triangle Area of NC
but interested parties from other areas may also join.
Contact us for additional info.
One of the most comprehensive
and outstanding numismatic books is the massive 864 page
World War II Remembered - History is in Your Hands, A Numismatic Study by C. Frederick Schwan and Joseph E. Boling. As we have built the Numismondo site from contributed images, this book has been a tremendous help with this important period in modern world history. Joseph Boling has also been very kind in providing additional attribution assistance, particularly with
Another interesting title is
Collecting Paper Moneyby Colin Narbeth and Simon Narbethwhich was released in October 2010. While I have not read this book I expect it is an excellent work as was all of the similar titles by Colin Narbeth over many years. Colin is a pioneer in World Paper numismatics and he was instrumental in the founding of the