Boris Johnson urged to intervene to ‘save outdoor education’

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Boris Johnson is being urged to end a lockdown block on residential school visits or risk destroying the “great British tradition” of outdoor education.

Schools have reopened, as have hotels, but official guidance still advises against overnight educational trips.

Outdoor learning “faces an existential threat”, providers have told the Prime Minister in a letter.

The rules are under review, governments in England, Wales and Scotland say.

But according to the letter from UK Outdoors, which represents 15,000 people and organisations, the continuing freeze on residential school trips could cost almost 6,000 jobs before January.

The letter adds: “We cannot warn the government in strong enough terms that any decision to prevent residential trips for the rest of the academic year, without support, will permanently close the whole sector.”

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Kris Shipway and Kristina Timms are the only two staff members at PGL Marchants Hill, who have
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Education group on board to save the planet

THE Are You the Master of Sustainability? board game created by Sunway Education Group teaches people how to take care of the world we live in.

The board game is aimed at getting people to act responsibly so that the resources on our planet will be able to support many generations to come.

In the board game developed by Sunway University staff and students, players can learn about the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) which are an urgent call for people to come together and work towards achieving a better world.

The board game is more about participation than winning.

It will introduce players to the UNSDGs in an engaging and interactive way.

“This board game is designed to promote the adoption of UNSDGs among young people through an interactive and fun learning experience,” said Sunway Education Group chief executive officer Dr Elizabeth Lee.

“We have created this

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Save up to 94% with Remote Learning Coupons

Back in the day, when experts advocated learning outside the four walls of the classroom, no one ever thought it would mean lectures from a talking computer screen. While some may still prefer the traditional pen-and-paper way of learning, there is no doubt that online courses are the future of education – and that future is already here.

Online learning or ‘E-learning’ is a form of education that takes place over the internet and is the most popular form of distance learning (i.e., any type of learning that takes place outside a classroom). While the idea might sound unusual to some, a lot of online courses have actually been available since the start of the millennium. In fact, in the United States alone, more than 1 million students were studying online back in 2003; this number has been growing exponentially as the years go by, especially with the advent of

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How can this couple save for their son’s higher education and their own retirement?

Sanjay and Maya.

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Since coming to Canada from India in 2016, Sanjay and Maya have found well-paying jobs, bought a large condo in Toronto and had a child. He is age 35, she is 32.

Both are professionals, bringing in a combined $300,000-plus a year in salary. Sanjay earns another $15,000 a year in income from his business, which he hopes to expand.

“We have assets across Canada and in India, spanning equities, bonds and real estate,” Sanjay writes in an e-mail. While they are both well educated, “financially, we believe there’s so much more we can and should do,” he writes. “The last few years were so unpredictable in the stock market that most of the time we spent on the sidelines.”

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Their questions: “What should be our portfolio structure to achieve our goals?” Sanjay asks. Their long-term goals include

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PM Modi Asks BJP Workers to Educate Farmers on ‘Intricacies of New Farm Reforms’ & ‘Save Them From Rumours’



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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an interaction with BJP workers on Friday, said that all the karyakartas should reach out to farmers and educate them on the importance of the farm bills passed by Parliament recently. He asserted that “propaganda” must be busted, targeting the opposition for “spreading rumors” on agriculture-related bills. “All BJP karyakartas should reach out to the farmers on the ground and inform them in very simplified language about the importance and intricacies of the new farm reforms… how these will empower them. Our ground connect will bust the propaganda being spread in the virtual world,” news channel NDTV quoted PM Modi as saying in a virtual address to BJP workers. “They are spreading rumours. Saving farmers from such rumours and explaining the importance of the agriculture reforms is the responsibility and duty
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Spending on COVID-19 Testing Now to Save Lives Later

Coronavirus testing has garnered news coverage for being inaccessible and expensive. Yet, although the PCR test, the most common current test, has a high price tag, inadequate testing has a high cost of its own. 

A new study by physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital suggests that increased testing could cut by half the number of people who might die from the coronavirus in the future . 

 “There is also a price to not being able to rapidly deploy testing,” said Anne Neilan, MD, MPH, an infectious disease specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Neilan is an author of the study, which looked at the importance of expanded testing for COVID-19.

Researchers took data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, information about how COVID-19 has spread, and information about the costs and accuracy of testing, and made a predictive mathematic model, a simulation, of what the future might

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Vision Help Foundation Improves Public Health by Rebuilding Homes in Rural Haiti to Save Lives, Reduce Disease, and Improve Quality of Life

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ST. LOUIS & LAVAUD, Haiti – September 20, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

St. Louis-based Vision Help Foundation is assisting to improve housing in Lavaud, a small rural community in Haiti. Substandard housing, often with leaky roofs and dirt floors, can cause deadly accidents, frequent illness, and miserable daily experiences.

VHF recently rebuilt and modernized a home occupied by a widow with 11 children. Their roof leaked so bad she was forced to gather all the children in the only dry corner of their home. It was difficult to sleep during the rainy season. There was constant fear the roof would collapse. And children often came down with serious illnesses like pneumonia and parasitic infestations.

The house is fixed and the mother now spends her limited funds on clothing and sheets

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Vision Help Foundation Improves Public Health by Rebuilding Homes in Rural Haiti to Save Lives, Reduce Disease, and Improve Quality of Life – Press Release


ST. LOUIS – September 20, 2020 – (Newswire.com)

​Lavaud, Haiti – St. Louis based Vision Help Foundation is assisting to improve housing in this small rural community in Haiti. Substandard housing, often with leaky roofs and dirt floors can cause deadly accidents, frequent illness, and miserable daily experiences.

VHF recently rebuilt and modernized a home occupied by a widow with 11 children. Their roof leaked so bad she was forced to gather all the children in the only dry corner of their home. It was difficult to sleep during the rainy season. There was constant fear the roof would collapse. And children often came down with serious illnesses like pneumonia, and parasitic infestations.

The house is fixed, and the mother now spends her limited funds on clothing and sheets for her children.

“This type of substandard housing is common in rural Haiti and impoverished areas in many parts of the

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