World’s largest hot air balloon festival held in US

The 45th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has kicked off in the US state of New Mexico.

The event is a nine-day hot air balloon festival and the largest in the world. It is expected to draw close to a million visitors this year.

Hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes have colored the skies.

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The Difference Between Hearing and Listening

 

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Communication is a two-way process. Many people neither listen to nor understand what another person says or feels because they do not know the difference between hearing and listening. When someone is speaking to them, they say, “I hear what you are saying” rather than, “I am listening to what you are saying.” In reality, there is a huge difference between hearing and listening.

Communication is a two way process. Many people do not listen and do not understand what the other person says or feels because they do not know the difference between hearing and listening.

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Hurricane Matthew is strongest storm in Atlantic in nine years

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Jamaicans flock to the supermarkets to take care of last minute shopping pending the arrival of Hurricane Matthew in Kingston (30 September 2016)Image copyrightREUTERS
Image captionJamaicans have been stocking up on supplies at supermarkets in advance of Hurricane Matthew’s arrival

The most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic for nine years is moving towards Jamaica with wind speeds of up to 260km/h (160mph), strong enough to wreck houses… Continue reading “Hurricane Matthew is strongest storm in Atlantic in nine years”

Germany revises down 2015 figure of refugees taken in

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere gives a press conference on September 30, 2016, in Berlin to present data on asylum seekers who came to Germany in the year 2015. (Photo by AFP)
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere gives a press conference on September 30, 2016, in Berlin to present data on asylum seekers who came to Germany in the year 2015. (Photo by AFP)

Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere says new centralized figures show that 890,000 refugees were received by the country last year, revising down a previous number of 1.1 million. Continue reading “Germany revises down 2015 figure of refugees taken in”

10 Important Benefits of Walking in Nature

 

Walking, a path to your heart

We all know that walking is great physical exercise. But did you also know there are other important benefits that walking offers besides the physical? The other benefits include: Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, Inspirational, Natural Beauty, Improved Self-Discipline, Positive Outlook, Multi-Sensory Experience, and No or Low Cost Fees.

There is more to walking than traveling from Point A to Point B.   

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What is education?

According to Wikipedia

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge,skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling,discussion, teaching, training, and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves.[1] Education can take place in formal or informal settings and anyexperience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. The methodology of teaching is called pedagogy.

Education is commonly divided formally into such stages as preschool orkindergarten, primary school, secondary school and then college, university, orapprenticeship.

A right to education has been recognized by some governments, including at the global level: Article 13 of the United Nations‘ 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights recognizes a universal right to education.[2] In most regions education is compulsory up to a certain age.

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FASHION NOWADAYS!!!

Today: Fashion has become an art, a way of life, a way of expressing ones self. Who doesn’t pay attention to fashion these days? Whether designer, model, photographer, apparel manufacturer, clothing retailer, boutique owner or just consumer of these precious items, we can’t turn our back to the fact that everything is touched by fashion. Hippies dress a certain way, rockers – another way, gangsters – a third… yuppies, stars, policemen, athletes, prisoners, animals (yes, animals too) – everyone dresses with a style which gives expression to their social status, their heritage, their ideas – what they are fighting against, what they hate, what they love, what they strive for. What does all this mean? (Some would ask) Simple. Nowadays fashion is a fetish. Nowadays fashion is an art. But it seems we have forgotten the main purpose of all garments – to keep us warm, to protect us from bad weather, to be comfortable, to be stylish, to make us look good. On the other hand, machines flood the world with nondescript garments. Where does that leave the individual, where is the personal touch…?

There should be some sense of reasoning in whatever we do.

Mark Zuckerberg pledges $3bn to help scientists cure diseases

Billionaire Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan on Wednesdaypledged over $3 billion towards helping scientists find a way to cure diseases. The statement released via his official Facebook page:

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