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Indian tea workers' conditions remain very poor

You can forget those pretty pictures of happy women in saris on rolling green hillsides that you see on some tea packets. That is not the reality for most tea workers. Last year, I was part of a BBC team that revealed the appalling conditions for workers and their families on estates that grow tea for some of the biggest brands in the world. Our findings in the Indian state of Assam prompted the companies that own Tetley's, Twinings, Liptons, PG Tips and Yorkshire Tea to say they would work to improve conditions on the estates they buy from in India. But this week, the World Bank confirmed standards in the industry remain dire. It published a report on the second biggest tea producer in India, a company almost 50% controlled by Tata, the giant Indian multinational that owns the Tetley Tea brand. Fair World Project. About us. Calling all map nerds: Funky 'Atlas of Design' is back with Vol. 3.

In creating 'UFO Sightings,' designer John Nelson used data from reports spanning more than 100 years.

Calling all map nerds: Funky 'Atlas of Design' is back with Vol. 3

(Photo: John Nelson/Atlas of Design, Vol. 3) Every two years, experts at the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) gather to choose the best examples of contemporary cartography. The winning designs — from students, professors, designers and professional cartographers — are collected into a beautifully published volume titled the "Atlas of Design. " PUB to PDF. The Shockingly Simple Math Behind Early Retirement. Here at Mr.

The Shockingly Simple Math Behind Early Retirement

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Kids Yoga Story Kit: The Grateful Crane - A Story from Japan - Storytime Yoga

An old man frees a trapped crane and reaps unexpected gifts for his kindness to the bird. These completely downloadable and printable materials include the featured written story with accompanying Kamishibai storytelling cards, perfect for the e-reader or iPad to encourage retelling of the story orally by the parent or child. Or print them out on your home printer to make traditional storytelling cards! Kindle Edition on Amazon (Kamishibai cards not available to print in Amazon edition.) Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids-and How to Break the Trance: Nicholas Kardaras: 9781250097996: Books.

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Show your #eBookLove and celebrate Read an eBook Day with us on September 16

OverDrive is celebrating the third annual International Read an eBook Day and you’re all invited to participate. This year, we’ll be giving out $1,000 content credits to a lucky 10 participating libraries and schools as well as tablets for your library users. Read an eBook Day is a yearly celebration of modern story telling. It’s a day dedicated to promoting the convenience, capability and excitement digital reading provides and your library could win big just by joining the fun. Throughout the day on Friday, September 16 we’ll be using the hashtag #eBookLove to show how Team OverDrive is celebrating Read an eBook Day and we want your library and users to do the same.

In the past we’ve seen libraries throw parties, use temporary tattoos and tweet out their #eBookLove in support of digital reading. Readers and libraries alike can visit the brand new Read an eBook Day website for more information. OverDrive Resource Center. We are here to help you get the word out about your OverDrive digital library.

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Explore the free resources below to print, distribute, or share digitally. Questions? Contact your Account Specialist or email us at Get the word out quickly and easily with these print-ready materials. 'Hillbilly Elegy' Recalls A Childhood Where Poverty Was 'The Family Tradition' This is FRESH AIR.

'Hillbilly Elegy' Recalls A Childhood Where Poverty Was 'The Family Tradition'

How to Put Free Ebooks on Your Amazon Kindle. The Amazon Kindle is a great ebook reader, but it's tightly tied to Amazon's ecosystem.

How to Put Free Ebooks on Your Amazon Kindle

If you have a Fire tablet or a smartphone, you can download other e-reading apps to beef up your library, but with the E Ink Kindles (including the Kindle$69.99 at Amazon, the Kindle Paperwhite$119.99 at Amazon, and the Kindle Voyage$199.99 at Amazon), you're pretty much tied to getting your content directly from Amazon. Well, sort of. Using a bit of free software, you can take ebooks in the EPUB, Mobi, and PDF formats and zap them over to your Kindle lickety-split.

Here's how to do it. EmailThe easiest way to put books on your Kindle is to do it via email. To get your Kindle's email address, go to using your PC's Web browser. Now click "Settings" and scroll all the way down to the "approved personal document e-mail list. " Send to Kindle by E-mail. Endangered Species. You Are Here: Endangered Species Home » Interactive Website View our new interactive map to learn about endangered species success in your state or territory. Launch Map » Foxes on Three California Islands Saved from Extinction in Record Time Thanks to Conservation Partnership Foxes that are unique to three Channel Islands off the southern coast of California went into the record books today having achieved the fastest-ever recovery of a mammal in the history of the Endangered Species Act. Learn More » Channel Island Fox Four of the six subspecies of island fox on California's Channel Islands – the San Miguel, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cataline island foxs – were listed as endangered in 2004 following catastrophic population declines...

Elephants of the Tsunami: Jana Laiz: 9780977181834: Books. Effective Out-of-School Time Reading Programs. Proficient readers often take the act of reading for granted. Whether we're glancing at street signs, reading the morning paper, or reviewing e-mail, reading is just one more thing we do as we go about our daily routines. For many children, however, learning to read is far from simple. Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) indicate that a large percentage of students are not meeting reading standards.

In 2003, just 31 percent of fourth-graders, and 32 percent of eighth-graders, performed at or above the proficient level in reading (National Center for Education Statistics, 2004). Among children who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, a key indicator of poverty, just 15 percent of fourth graders and 16 percent of eighth graders performed at the proficient level. Resources - Summer Reading Programs - LibGuides at American Library Association. Freeware. Read It, Make It, Take It: A Year's Worth of Storytime Crafts. Epic! - Read Amazing Children's Books - Unlimited Library Including Flat Stanley, Scaredy Squirrel, Batman, and Many Others. Aina Haina Public Library. Amazon. 13 books for helping children with anxiety. Did you know that anxiety disorders affect one in eight children? Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse.

(via Anxiety and Depression Association of America) I learned years ago that anxiety issues can be generational, due to environment and/or genetics and that the chances of me having children with anxiety disorders was much higher, due to the fact that I was diagnosed with my own. Read That Again: Children's Book Reviews (Main Index Page) Special Topics (Read That AgaIn .com) Little Parachutes: Children's picture books about Working parents. The Great Big Book of FamiliesAuthor: Mary HoffmanIllustrator: Ros AsquithHow this book may help: Highlighting the fact that families come in all shapes and sizes, this book celebrates diversity, explaining how every personal situation is different. Project MUSE. Kalama resources. Class Subject Topics and Subtopics followed by Kalama Teacher resource links Class Subject Websites Fine Arts.

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In addition to publishing articles and editorials by Editorial Board members, Lead Pipe publishes articles by authors representing diverse perspectives including educators, administrators, library support staff, technologists, and community members. The Long Now Foundation - Fostering Long-Term Thinking. Ginger Software Company Overview.