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TechDis TechDis aims to be the leading educational advisory service, working across the UK, in the fields of accessibility and inclusion. TechDis aims to enhance provision for disabled students and staff in higher, further and specialist education and adult and community learning, through the use of technology. TechDis is a JISC-funded service (Joint Information Systems Committee). From EdNA Online on November 1, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

World Diabetes Day World Diabetes Day is the primary global campaign for raising awareness of diabetes. It aims to inform the public of the causes, symptoms, complications, and treatments associated with the condition. It is held every year on 14 November. From EdNA Online on November 1, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

International Civil Aviation Day In 1996 the UN General Assembly proclaimed December 7th as International Civil Aviation Day to highlight and advance the benefits of civil aviation. The Convention on International Civil Aviation was signed on December 5th, 1944. It established the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) - now a specialised agency of the United Nations - as the regulatory body to oversee safety and efficiency in world-wide air travel. From EdNA Online on November 1, 2005 at 7:42 p.m..

St Nicholas' Day The story of St. Nicholas, also called Nicholas of Bari and Nicholas of Myra (and Santa Claus), began in what is now Turkey, early in the fourth century, near the modern Turkish city of Finike. One of the most popular minor saints commemorated in the Eastern and Western churches, his feast day is December 6th. He is now traditionally associated with the festival of Christmas. From EdNA Online on November 1, 2005 at 7:42 p.m..

Eureka Stockade At dawn on the 3rd December 1854 many people were preparing to play their part in a struggle that would change the course of Australian history. The Eureka Rebellion was Australia's only organised civil insurrection. As far as we know up to 30 diggers and 6 troopers lost their lives. From EdNA Online on November 1, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, recalls the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and the Exploitation of Others (resolution 317(IV) of 2 December 1949). Observing the Day in 1999 UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, commented that 'this is a time for action' in the fight against slavery. He pointed out that many types of slavery, from traditional chattel slavery to child labour, migrant labour and forced labour are still practiced today. 'There is an urgent need for From EdNA Online on November 1, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..

First day of Summer In Australia, the seasons are defined by grouping the calendar months in the following way: Spring - the three transition months September, October and November; Summer - the three hottest months December, January and February; Autumn - the transition months March, April and May; Winter - the three coldest months June, July and August. From EdNA Online on November 1, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..

International Volunteer Day In 1985, the United Nations designated 5 December as International Volunteer Day. This day celebrates the efforts of those who have made an important contribution to society by giving their time as volunteers. The United Nations has invited governments and organisations in all countries to undertake and promote activities each year on 5 December to thank the volunteers and to stimulate a greater awareness of their contribution. The day is already marked in more than half the countries of the world. From EdNA Online on November 1, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..

International Day of Disabled Persons The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed, in resolution 47/3 of 14 October 1992 that 3 December be observed every year as the International Day of Disabled Persons. The Day was initially proclaimed to commemorate the anniversary of the General Assembly's adoption of the World Programme of Action concerning Persons with Disabilities to promote understanding about disability issues and to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of disabled persons in every aspect of political, social economic and cultural life. Observance of the Day should also include monitorin From EdNA Online on November 1, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..

Pearls The permanent online exhibit on pearls here is hosted by the American Museum of Natural History. It displays virtually items including the giant clam shown here. The website is a marvelous example of how a temporary exhibit organized and showcased at a museum can be preserved permanently online. Doing so opens it to the entire [...] From Golden Swamp on November 1, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..

Institutional Diversity and the European Credit Transfer System International summer research in 2005 showed the need for systematic guidelines for interpreting non US college transcripts. The goals of the European Union's Bologna Agreement (college courses and degrees) are too vague and not well implemented -jeopardizing international education exchanges. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on November 1, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..

Le Patron:Aide à la rédaction Extremely easy to use, this software points out grammar and spelling errors and instead of simply providing the right answer, it explains the errors and suggests the path to correction. A useful tool to engage students in the revision process. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 1, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..

Children's Painting Competition On the Environment The International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment is organiSed annually by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE) Bayer AG and Nikon Coporation. This year's competition will focus on the theme of Deserts and Desertification. The global competition as well as regional competitions will be organised in cooperation with partners in the regions. Preliminary selection will be done by UNEP Regional Offices and their partners while the final selection will be done by UNEP, the Foundation for Global P From EdNA Online on November 1, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

National Coastcare Week The date of this week is always 1-7 December. Coastcare is communities caring for their coast. Coastcare volunteers identify local environmental problems and work together to achieve practical solutions. From EdNA Online on November 1, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

World AIDS Day World AIDS Day is commemorated around the globe on 1st December with news and events to highlight progress made in the battle against the epidemic - but at the same time reminding people how much still needs to be done. See also http://www.avert.org/worldaid.htm From EdNA Online on November 1, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Social Educators' Association of Australia (SEAA) Biennial Conference - QLD The Conference is entitled The Globally Engaged Curriculum: Thinking, planning and acting for the future. From EdNA Online on November 1, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Proclamation Day - SA At the Old Gum Tree, Glenelg, on Proclamation Day, December 28, 1836, the colony of South Australia offially came into being. On that day it was proclaimed that government had been established, that the law would be enforced, and that Aboriginal people would be protected. See also: http://www.adelaidereview.com.au/archives/2004_11_12/tourism_index.shtml In 2006 the holiday is celebrated on 27 December. From EdNA Online on November 1, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Summer Solstice (Southern Hemisphere) On the day of Summer Solstice, the Earth's south pole is tilted towards the Sun. This is, usually, the longest day of the year. From EdNA Online on November 1, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Cultural Diversity Quest - VIC In the 2006 Cultural Diversity Quest Victorian students have the opportunity to explore, express and celebrate Victoria's cultural diversity through a range of media, such as art and design, photography, digital media and writing. In light of the 2005 UN International Year of Sport and Physical Education, the 2005 Pacific School Games and the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, students are encouraged to incorporate the theme of sports and how sports have the potential to unite people from different political, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds. Students enter in their appropriate yea From EdNA Online on November 1, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Agenda 21 (United Nations Division for Sustainable Development) Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment. It includes a significant on sustainable agriculture and rural development. From Recent Items on November 1, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Thin and Light Dell adds Variety to XPS Notebook Line The XPS M140 sports a Pentium M 700 processor, a thin and light design, and a competitive starting price tag of 999 dollars. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on November 1, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Improving Information on Disability and Functioning Improving information on disability and functioning is an important and challenging task. The AIHW is working with a range of stakeholders and advisors to improve the quality, consistency, relevance and availability of such information. This forum, with its diverse range of speakers, is designed to provide opportunities for discussing and furthering these aims. The AIHW is the Australian Collaborating Centre for the WHO Family of International Classifications, including the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). The forum will provide an opportunity for users From EdNA Online on November 1, 2005 at 1:01 a.m..

Australia's Welfare 2005 Conference This one day conference, held in the nation's capital, provides insights into key issues facing Australia's community services and housing sector. The conference will assess current welfare statistics and demonstrate the relevance of these figures to existing and future welfare practices and reforms. It brings together welfare professionals, researchers, policy makers, practitioners and academics working across all industry and government fields. Delegates will have the chance to listen to qualified speakers representing a variety of academics, bureaucrats and AIHW professionals. From EdNA Online on October 31, 2005 at 11:15 p.m..

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