How a small act of kindness led to safe drinking water for a village in Ghana
Rotary Club of Manchester Brings Drinking Water To Fievie Dugame, Ghana – 2019
This video show the people of Fievie Dugame, Ghana, and how they now have clean drinking water due to the WOW Water Project , funded mostly by the Rotary Club. They are a community asking for help so they can help themselves. They still need help with many things. Watch the video to see if you can contribute knowledge, expertise, or make a donation.
Manchester apartment dwellers recycle far less than house residents, costing the Earth and the city a fortune
The Northern Gateway may be barred to many
Asian Airports – Why are they better?
The security backlog created a situation where people may miss their flights and after about an hour we were finally pushed closer to the front of the line by airport employees so that we could make our boarding time.
Four European airports made the top 10 (Munich, Zurich, Heathrow, and Frankfort) and the first one to make the list from the Americas was at fourteen (Vancouver Canada) and USA did not make the top 100 until number twenty-nine (Denver).
Skytrax based the 2018 results on 13.73 million airport survey questionnaires. It was conducted by 100 different nationalities of airline customers covering 550 worldwide airports. The survey was available in three language options (English, Spanish, and Chinese) and evaluated airport services. It covered indicators such as check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security, immigration, and departure.
Why are the Asian airports ranked so much higher?
Ads As Entertainment
Ads As Entertainment
The changing world of TV viewing
The way we watch TV has changed and the advertisements are now part of the entertainment. Less people are watching commercial television on a traditional television and are looking to On Demand streaming services such as BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube to provide entertainment and information.
OFCOM (The Office of Communications UK) reports that while the over 65’s are watching on average 344 mins/day of programmed TV, the younger group of 16-24 year olds are watching 114 mins/day and that number is decreasing as they use their mobiles, tablets, and desktops to stream.
This Chinese mobile phone ad gets the point across about the main features of the phone while creating a strong emotional bond with the grieving woman and it does it all while maintaining a sense of humour.
UK MATHS EDUCATION NEEDS TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE
Demand for creative problem solvers – not excellent exam writers
Radical changes to the UK public education system will be needed to benefit the future of our children. An over emphasis on exam results are not only unhelpful, but rob our pupils of their potential.
This three part series looks at the importance of moving away from the old traditions by examining one of the pillars of education – mathematics. For 15 to 19 year olds, we have been teaching students how to write exams. It is time to look at helping our pupils achieve their capabilities.
Our world is changing and mathematics education needs to transform as well.
Part Two: The Endless Cycle Continues
UK MATHS EDUCATION NEEDS TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE Part 1
THE ENDLESS EXAM CYCLE
The short term thinking of current UK mathematics assessment
Many parents, schools, and teachers think that students should take mathematics.
They consider it important, but for 15 to 19 year olds, the UK public school system fosters a culture of exam writing by making standardised exams the only method of evaluation for mathematics.
UK MATHS EDUCATION NEEDS TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE Part 2
THE ENDLESS EXAM CYCLE CONTINUES!
Who is to blame?
The emphasis on a final mathematics exam result for our 15 to 19 year old students has come about for many different reasons.
To implement change, an analysis needs to be made on some of the causes of why it continues.