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Save Seagrass Campaign In Maldives Gains Momentum

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A holiday at Maldives luxury villas is not complete without experiencing scuba diving. If scuba diving is not your thing, snorkelling a good option because you do not need dive to the deep waters to view the coral reefs. There are schools of colourful fishes that flock together as they float with the tides. Do not miss the opportunity to experience a giant aquarium.

is not complete without experiencing scuba diving. If scuba diving is not your thing, snorkelling a good option because you do not need dive to the deep waters to view the coral reefs. There are schools of colourful fishes that flock together as they float with the tides. Do not miss the opportunity to experience a giant aquarium.

The social media campaign #ProtectMaldivesSeagrass to save seagrass beds in Maldives has gained momentum. According to Blue Marine Foundation and Maldives Underwater Initiative, at least 25% of the resorts in Maldives have joined the campaign. 30 resorts have pledged their support to protect an estimated 830,000sqm of underwater seagrass meadows.

According to the calculations of The Edition, an online news service in Maldives, another 90 resorts need to participate to put an end to the destructive practice of stripping out seagrass in lagoons that are close to  luxury resorts. Some resort managers assume that seagrass spoils the clear picturesque lagoons that tourists usually observe.

Blue Marine Foundation condemns the practice of stripping away natural seagrass beds for cosmetic reasons that is why it initiated the social media campaign. Some resorts have continued with the practice in their lagoons in spite of the number of pledges to end seagrass stripping on the seabed.

Blue Marine Foundation is requesting for the support of the government, resorts, travel organizations and tourists so that they can put an end to seagrass removal. Tourists can help by challenging resorts who still cultivate nude lagoon seabed by stripping away seagrass to make way for selfie photos. Tourists are encouraged to book at resorts that respect marine ecology and protect seagrass.

More than 1,600 persons from the local and international communities’ have registered their support in protecting seagrass in Maldives. Seagrass is very important because it prevents beach erosion, fights climate change, provides food for the turtles and provides a habitat for juvenile coral reef fishes.

A magical experience awaits you at Maldives luxury villas with its exceptional facilities and amenities. The villas are designed for comfort and absolute privacy but to make your stay more memorable, join dolphin tours and watch the dolphins playing in the waters.  

The Schools In Bangkok Thailand And Exchange Program

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In Thailand, the need for students to study overseas to take an undergraduate degree has increased. Among the Thai students studying abroad, half of them are taking classes under the higher education programs. The Thai students that are going after educational pursuits in the U.S. have the following number breakdown:

  • 9% are students of short term non-degree program.
  • 9% are students of Optional Practical Training.
  • 9% are students of post-graduates.

In the United States, the total number of students from Thailand that are enrolled in undergraduate degree programs had a 2.3% increase even though the total number of Thai students in the U.S. had decreased in the past few years. It is possible that some of the students found their ideal schools in Bangkok Thailand that they drop the idea of studying abroad. But, there are still others who prefer to obtain formal education in English-speaking countries to improve their proficiency in English.

Popular Academic Programs

Summer programs and student exchange in the U.S. are the most favourite choices of high school students from Thailand.  Many Thai students who intend to improve their proficiency in the English language often enrol at universities that have English-intensive or ESL programs. Also, students who are seeking to familiarize with Western culture are likely to enrol at universities that offer exchange student programs.

Most Thai students are not interested in enrolling at online programs because most employers don’t take the said programs seriously. Also, a student must have a high level of self-discipline to make sure that he will be able to follow the program on his own. Taking the online courses may be too much of a challenge for some that they have decided not to spare it some thought.

Some of the most popular academic programs include:

  • Law
  • Economics
  • Culinary
  • Aviation
  • Art
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Engineering
  • Business Administration

Improving the schools in Bangkok Thailand can help many Thai students get a better education and work opportunities in the country and overseas. The government should give more effort in improving the education system that can also help produce better workers in the future.

Tracing The Origin Of Ugly Christmas Sweaters

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In the 1950’s, sweaters with Christmas themes were first produced on a grand scale. Christmas holidays during that time were increasingly becoming commercialized. The first generation ugly Christmas sweaters started with the Jingle Bells sweaters that gained modest popularity for decades. In the 1980’s Christmas sweaters gained mainstream adoration.

How did the ugly Christmas sweater became popular? In the 1980’s there was an iconic TV sitcom where the patriarch of the family was an enthusiast for knitted sweaters with ostentatious designs and clashing colors. The Huxtables was able to sustain its cultural importance and most likely contributed to the longevity of the ugly Christmas sweater as a fashionable choice.

A lot of screen time was gained by the ugly Christmas sweaters in the holiday classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The film was released in 1989 with the Griswold family looking circumspect in sweaters that are considered ridiculous by today’s standards but semi-fashionable in the 80’s. How the ugly sweaters were used in the film is a mainstream example that people were aware that they are wearing Ugly Christmas sweaters.

Wearing ugly Christmas sweaters in the 90’s lost its popularity but with the new millennium, people started throwing parties with ugly Christmas sweater themes. The authors of “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide to Getting your Ugly on” traced the origin of the ugly Christmas sweater party tradition to Vancouver, British Columbia.

Two men, Chris Boyd and Jordan Birch threw the very first ugly Christmas sweater party at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver in 2002. They organized a feel-good, festive party with ugly sweaters as the major ingredient. Little did they know that the party will turn out to be a cultural phenomenon. Over the years, the ugly Christmas sweater became a mainstay in fall and winter runway fashion. It has also become a popular product among retailers.

A designer Christmas sweater could cost you thousands of dollars but if you visit UglyChristmasSweater.com, you can buy it for a highly affordable price. Be prepared for the holiday parties during the Christmas season. Don’t wait for the weather to turn cold; buy the sweaters now as gifts for family and friends.

Milwaukee Receives Funding For Early Childhood Education Programs

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Societies all over the world have recognized the value of investing in early quality childhood education because of the spillover effects to the children, their families and society. Children are born with an innate ability to learn and absorb information from the environment. Early childhood education is offered by Star Bright Montessori for children ages 2 to 6 years old to shape their minds and attitudes towards learning.

Next Door and the United Community Center (UCC) in Milwaukee will receive more than $13 million in funding from the Federal Office of Head Start for early childhood education programs. The funds will serve more than 1,200 infants and toddlers that are living in poverty.

According to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the funding is a transformative community asset that will prepare children for kindergarten. It will also support families during the critical years of their children’s life. Younger residents are the target of early childhood initiatives in Milwaukee.

Next Door will serve 749 children while Head Start will serve 629 students’ ages 3 to 5 and 120 student’s ages 6 weeks to 3 years. Next Door president Dr. Tracey Sparrow said that support through high quality early childhood education can prepare children for success in school and close the achievement gap for children who are living in poverty.

Meanwhile, UCC serves a total of 510 children and provides programs for Hispanics and South Side Milwaukee residents ranging from 6 weeks in age to those ready for college. Over the last decade, enrollment rates and college acceptance for UCC alumni has increased from 8% to 96%.

UCC’s investments in early childhood education in Milwaukee has fueled change and laid the foundation for success at the at-risk communities. This exciting step forward ensures that every child regardless of his circumstances at birth can be provided with opportunities to be successful.

It is important for parents to always remember that education is something that no one can take away from their children. High quality early childhood education provided by Star Bright Montessori will support a child’s most critical development years. Education is the ticket that will open more doors for a child to the world.  

Honda Dealer In Cleveland Celebrates 50 Years Partnership With Honda

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A wide range of Honda motorbikes are available at authorized Honda motorbike dealer from the latest supersport bikes to adventure bikes and street bikes. In Cleveland, a motorcycle dealer has been in the business for almost 65 years. David Beam partnered with Honda 50 years ago and begun operating Honda Motorcycles at Shelby.

David Beam was the first motorcycle dealer in Cleveland County. Way back then, most of the motorcycles you will see on the road are Harley Davidson’s. When he started to sell Japanese brands, there was a sudden demand for something new. The Japanese motorcycles had new technology that was different from other brands.

Honda Motorcycles in Shelby is now run by the children of David Shelby but he stops by the shop every day. His goal was to keep the business within the family and make it more successful. Scott Beam who joined the business after graduating from college has always loved motorcycles. He rode motorcycles since he was 5 years old but he never thought that he will make a living from it.

Since Honda Motorcycles in Shelby was launched, it has seen 4 locations and a lot of changes in the industry. David Beam still remembers the days when Honda started to manufacture dirt bikes and 4-wheeled vehicles. The biggest change in the industry was technology.

Local customers have remained loyal to the Honda brand. They still ride the motorcycles they purchased way back in the 60’s and 70’s. David Beam is happy when customers from 50 years ago drop by. They discuss the qualities of motorcycle riding and why they never stop riding.

Riding a motorcycle is one of the true freedoms left for society. When you are on the road, you do not worry about anything. You just enjoy the ride and the freedom.

There is an authorized Honda motorbike dealer in UK that offers a wide range of Honda supersports bikes. Honda Motorcycle Extended Guarantee is also available for those who are eligible. It can be requested from the dealer. There are also easy financing options with the best rates in the market. Financing can be arranged within 30 minutes for new and used motorcycles.

Tanzania Imposes Taxes On Wigs And Hair Extensions

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Many people prefer to change their hair style every now and then because it makes them feel good about themselves. They opt for hair extensions in Bondi because it feels perfect and liberating. However, in Tanzania, the government decided to impose taxes on wigs and hair extensions so that women will keep their hair natural.

When Tanzania Finance Minister Philip Mpango announced the tax on wigs and hair extensions in parliament, many MP’s applauded in approval. On the other hand, there is also public outrage because it seems that women are being punished for wanting to improve their appearance through wigs and hair extensions. While it is true that traditional values must be upheld, society is changing.

Mr. Mpango announced 25% tax on imported wigs and hair extensions and 10% tax on those that have been produced locally. The goal of the taxes is to increase government revenue. The cheapest wigs can be purchased for $4 but there are also wigs that sell for $130.

AnnasatasiaSigera, a well known importer of wigs in Tanzania asked why the government chose wigs to be taxed when there are so many products that should be taxed. Women love artificial hair. In fact, a woman who wants to remain anonymous told BBC that she spends $450 on hair extensions.

Women think that the tax is a punishment for trying to look good. Aristotle Mwamtobe who runs a popular hair salon said that the tax can affect relationships. Both local and imported wigs can become too expensive for their female customers. If women will cut their hair, it can lead to divorcés because men prefer their wives to have long hair. Women can really look good in wigs.

Meanwhile, taxes on chocolates, biscuits, imported coolers and other equipment that farmers use were also announced by the Finance Minister.

Women can get fuller and longer hair through hair extensions in Bondi that uses 100% human hair. There are natural-looking hair extensions with high quality and can be custom-made to create a right fit. When the hair is down, the hair extensions are completely undetectable. Those who want to enhance their looks for a party or a date can opt for the temporary hair extensions that can be removed easily.

Electric Vehicles Penetrating The Delivery Market

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There are many things to look forward to in terms of the courier industry. Aside from this, the electric vehicle market is also making a name for itself. When these two are put together, it raises many possibilities. This past year alone, many courier companies including SPH Transport Services are planning to add electric vehicles to their fleet.

One of the most recent news is from Australia Post after its delivery people were seen using electric vehicles for their deliveries. These three-wheeled machines are manufactured locally in Australia. The manufacturer is a facility located in the southeastern suburbs of Melbourne. The electric vehicle is called the Stealth OzPOD and is currently being tested for a period of five weeks.

For this duration, the residents of Lilydale suburb will be able to see these three-wheeled machines around the neighborhood. According to Australia Post, their goal is to find out how the vehicle will operate when used in various terrains. The plan is for the electric vehicles to be added on the existing fleet of electric vehicles already in use by the courier.

Mitch Buxton, the general manager assigned for network optimization in Australia Post, said that they chose Lilydale because of its ideal location for the trial. The locals are known to shop frequently online and the area is where they deliver most of the small parcels in the past few months.

He explained that majority of the residents are shopping online for various products from media, health and beauty to fashion. The manufacturing of the Stealth OzPOD took 2.5 years before it reached trial phase. The design is specifically catered to the terrain and weather in Australia. It comes with a number of features such as surface measures, safety, gradient measures and stability.

He added that the companies is trying to transform therefore they are catering a higher number of small parcels. This is quite common for couriers in Australia such as SPH Transport Services because more and more Aussies are getting into online shopping and next-day or same-day delivery services. This is why these companies are also keeping up to make sure their clients are satisfied.