Yoga - with dogs It started in the US, when a growing band of health-conscious dog owners wanted a way of combining their favourite exercise with spending quality time with their pets. Now 'Doga' - yoga with dogs - is growing in popularity in the UK, mainly thanks to the efforts of Swiss-born yoga teacher Mahny Djahanguiri. She runs classes in London for people and their pets, and while the dogs do not really get a yoga workout themselves, they certainly play a part in some of the poses. A spokesperson from the Dogs Trust said: "It is important to remember that dogs can't tell us when they have had enough. Doga, and any variation of it, should always be carried out under the watchful eye of trained professionals."
Australian troops entertaining themselves at the front-line Australia is widely regarded, by others and ourselves, as a sport-loving nation with a larrikin sense of humour that knows how to have a good time and is not afraid to thumb its nose at authority. And nowhere is this more apparent than in the actions of our front-line troops, soldiers or nurses whether in the trenches, as prisoners of war or on leave. From our first real test as a nation in the First World War, while Australian soldiers have proven themselves on the field of battle, it is the way in which our troops have kept themselves amused, entertained and distracted from the reality of war that really shows these iconic Australian traits. Cpl Ricky Fuller, Go you good thing: Spr Tim Lee urges his mount on in the first TK Derby carnival donkey race, staged by 1 Reconstruction Task Force in Afghanistan to coincide with the Melbourne Cup. Image courtesy of Army News - external site. Sport, games and competition
CRASH, BOOM, POP! Money & Economics Exposed (Graphic Novel) by IDEA Economics ----------------------------------------Wouldn’t it be great to learn about the economy in a way that didn’t suck? Too many of us are living paycheck to paycheck. Income inequality is a worldwide problem. Students are graduating with record debts. Trillion dollar wars are charged to the national credit card of debt. We’re inheriting economies in crisis, yet less than half of all U.S. high schools require any kind of economics or finance courses in order to graduate. Shakespeare Solos: watch the first six films Adrian Lester, Hamlet ‘To be or not to be’ Adrian Lester performs Hamlet’s soliloquy from act III, scene 1, in which the prince reflects on mortality and considers taking his own life. Joanna Vanderham, Romeo and Juliet ‘The mask of night is on my face’
Webquest: New Year By Gabrielle Jones This New Year webquest by Gabrielle Jones includes activities designed to inform students about the history of New Year celebrations and the traditions which are practised today in a variety of cultures. Warmer New Year is an exciting time and many cultures celebrate it in a special way. Remembrance Day teaching resources - HTML Content These Remembrance Day teaching resources include a range of presentations and activities that will help your students to understand why 11 November is significant and to commemorate those who have lost their lives as a result of war. Primary and pre-school Remembrance Day presentation Ideal for primary school, this presentation helps children to understand Remembrance Day and the symbol of the poppy. Remembrance Day poppies activity Engage kinaesthetic learners using this practical colouring and cut-out worksheet with simple facts about wearing a poppy.
Social Security Benefits in Bulgaria Bulgarian social security covers health insurance, pensions, unemployment benefits, maternity and child benefits and allowances, sickness and death benefits. The social security system in Bulgaria consists of: Mandatory state social security (задължително държавно обществено осигуряване) with four separate funds: Common Diseases and Maternity Fund Pensions Fund Labour Accidents and Professional Diseases Fund Unemployment Fund Mandatory health insurance (задължително здравно осигуряване) Additional obligatory pension insurance (допълнително задължително пенсионно осигуряване) Contributions to the above-mentioned social security schemes are made by employers, employees, self-employed and the state. Eligibility
The Story of Bottled Water - The Story of Stuff Project The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day), employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows virtually free from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call for viewers to make a personal commitment to avoid bottled water and support public investment in clean, available tap water for all.