Ramadan Has Kicked Off
Ramadan, a very important Muslim holiday has already kicked off. It follows the Islamic calendar.Earth’s Next Katrina – Are We Prepared for Solar Storm 2012?
Years ago, the Mayans had created calendars that stated the end of the world. Many thought such statements to be illusionary, but today scientists have discovered some similar facts stating these prophecies may be part of what we might face in the future years. It is believed that a solar storm due the ultraviolet rays of the sun is said to strike the Earth, however what is more important is what kinds of devastations could this bring us?The World Collage – A New Understanding of Community
What was once just a big blue marble, is now, in my mind, a World Collage…a smattering of this and that from across the globe, that is, in every sense of the word, my community. I have chatted online with them, I have prayed with them, and I have even taken a walk down their street in Google® street view maps. Oh how the world has changed!Britain Notifies Libya Not to Commemorate Lockerbie Bomber Anniversary
The English government insisted on Libya on Friday not to party the anniversary of the crooked Lockerbie bomber’s release, uttering it would be “offensive and deeply insensitive to the victims’ families.” The report from the British Foreign Office came precisely a year after Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi was free from a Scottish prison on humanitarian basis with doctors saying he had terminal cancer and just three months to live. Al Megrahi was applauded when he arrived back home in Tripoli a year back.Commonwealth Games 2010 – Coming Soon
Before 1978, the ‘Commonwealth Games’ were known as ‘British Empire games’. 3rd October 2010 is when the entire world is going to witness the largest multi-sport event -Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi.Pakistan Flood Disaster Aid
The tragedy in Pakistan continues to worsen as relief supplies and aid fall far short of what is required. More aid is desperately needed as the potential for millions of fatalities begins to loom.Child Labour
Child labor is beyond stereotype images of sweetshop and mines, or children working on streets and in factories. Those involved in agricultural activities and working as domestic servants, often as unpaid workers for their families, are overlooked, deepening the roots of the menace. There are approximately 440 million children in India and according to a latest estimate given by various civil society organizations, nearly 70 million of them are working.Soft Gold – India’s First Global Export
David Cameron’s recent visit to India generated much media discussion in both India and the UK. One of the principal topics discussed was Britain’s desire to increase trade with its old colony and now fast emerging economic giant. However in all the discussions no mention was made of India’s first global export, Soft Gold.Jamaica Gleaner – Jamaica’s Oldest Newspaper
Launched on September 13, 1834 by real-life brothers Jacob and Joshua de Cordova, the Jamaica Gleaner is the oldest operating newspaper in Jamaica and the whole of Caribbean. Jamaica Gleaner was originally named as “The Gleaner and Weekly Compendium of News.” It started as a morning broadsheet that was being published six times in one week.UK Grade Inflation – Have A-Level Exams Become Easier?
Thousands of students across the UK will find out their all important A-level results tomorrow as newspapers report record levels of competition for the most sought after university places. Since the 1980s, when league tables were first introduced by the Thatcher government, A-level grades have improved year-on-year causing some critics to claim that exams are being “dumbed down” as schools place pressure on exam boards to make exams less difficult. This article reviews the case for grade inflation, explains its possible causes and examines how a new percentile scoring system could solve these problems.