Akiko Tomitaka

252 Flips | 25 Magazines | 30 Followers | @MissTomitaka | Teacher of Geography and Head of International Education

Supermarkets make it MORE expensive to go plastic-free with fruit and veg

Supermarkets are charging customers more for loose fruit and vegetables than for the same items sold in plastic packaging, a Daily Mirror probe has …

England held back by rote-learning, warns Pisa boss

Britain tops the international league table when it comes to the amount of low-value rote-learning in its schools, a senior education figure has …

Reality Check - BBC News

Posted at 0:52 3 May<p>Amir Paivar<p>BBC Persian business reporter<p>Iran's economy has grown because of the deal, but not as much as was anticipated.<p>Posted at 15:27 3 May<p>Reality Check team<p>BBC News<p>Across the UK, women aged 50-70 should be automatically asked to have a mammogram every three years<p>Posted at …

TOO MANY MEN

Nothing like this has happened in human history. A combination of cultural preferences, government decree and modern medical technology in the world’s two largest countries has created a gender imbalance on a continental scale. Men outnumber women by 70 million in China and India.<p>The consequences …

Understanding Others

By Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus · Follow: Twitter, Facebook, InstagramArguments are a breeding ground for discontent. Yet many arguments, …

#PlasticFreeFriday Living without plastic one day a week

Hello. I'm Rosie, plastics campaigner at Friends of the Earth. It's brilliant that you're joining me for #PlasticFreeFriday.<p>Living without plastic …

How Cape Town was saved from running out of water

Late last year, as the South African government faced the prospect of its largest city running out of water, they took an unprecedented gamble.<p>The government announced “day zero” – a moment when dam levels would be so low that they would turn off the taps in Cape Town and send people to communal …

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The mothers who regret having children

Most parents will acknowledge that children are hard work, but are likely to say the rewards outweigh the challenges. To feel differently is almost unspeakable, but there are women who regret having children. Three women tell the Victoria Derbyshire programme what it is like to secretly wish they …

OEC - Haiti (HTI) Exports, Imports, and Trade Partners

Looking for commercial partners in Haiti? List your company on Macro Market.<p>Haiti is the 145th largest export economy in the world. In 2016, Haiti …

Dominican Republic

Virtual Programming - WE

Welcome to WE Schools Virtual Programming, giving your school access to the inspirational modules and workshops delivered through our WE Schools …

'Geography must be a priority in our classrooms in pre- and post-Brexit Britain'

We are now one year away from 29 March 2019, when Britain will leave the European Union. This is arguably the UK’s largest peacetime challenge, with …

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Catriona Stewart: Why the words 'good school' need a new meaning

WHAT do people mean when they say the words "good school"?<p>You hear this phrase frequently, particularly around the time of year the league table …

Industry 'exaggerates plastics recycling success'

<b>The packaging industry in England has been accused of exaggerating the amount of its plastic that gets recycled.</b><p>Waste consultancy Eunomia estimates official figures over-state the quantity of plastic packaging sent for recycling by about a third.<p>Much of what does go into the waste stream may be of …

MyGoodness! Understand your goodness in charitable giving.

There are over one million registered charities in the United States alone, and many more worldwide. How do you choose among them? MyGoodness is a …

Introducing the Our World in Data 'Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Tracker'

This post introduces our Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Tracker.

Measuring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals - SDG Tracker

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are targets for global development adopted in September 2015, set to be achieved by 2030. All …

Sustainable Development Goals

Death-trap toilets: the hidden dangers of Mumbai's poorest slums

If it wants, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation can find a way to provide basic rights Rais Shaikh<p>After an incident, the MLA or MP comes visiting, often with a cheque. We know life is cheap in Mumbai, but so cheap? Razzaq Shaikh<p>On the morning of 4 February, Harish Tikedar, Ganesh Soni, and …

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One camp, three refugee groups: challenges for local NGOs | Forced Migration Review

Bourj al-Barajneh refugee camp is located on about 1km2 of land close to Beirut’s international airport, and is one of twelve official Palestinian …

Oxfam: Deputy resigns over how sex claims were handled

<b>Oxfam's deputy chief executive has resigned over the handling of a sex scandal involving aid workers.</b><p>The British charity is accused of concealing the findings of an inquiry into claims staff used prostitutes while delivering aid in Haiti in 2011.<p>Penny Lawrence said she was "ashamed" and takes full …

'I was 12 when I married a 35-year-old'

<b>All too often girls in countries across sub-Saharan Africa can be married off an early age, trapping them in a cycle that is almost impossible to escape.</b><p>They can be held by poverty, sexual and domestic violence, and social stigma.<p>But a charity, Camfed, is working to keep girls in school, in the …

Why do people still go hungry? – video

Hunger,Global development,Conflict and development,World news,Famine,Society,Migration and development,Malnutrition,Food security,Aid<p>There is enough food in the world to go around, yet hundreds of millions of people go to bed each night on an empty stomach. World leaders have promised to end hunger …

The surprising solution to ocean plastic

Can we solve the problem of ocean plastic pollution and end extreme poverty at the same time? That's the ambitious goal of The Plastic Bank: a …

Development and displacement risks | Forced Migration Review

It is widely recognised that most displaced persons live on or below the poverty line, and that lower-income groups are disproportionately affected …

Glasgow Housing First

Glasgow Housing First provides mainstream social housing and 24 hour support to individuals who are homeless, aged 18 or over and involved in drug …

Glasgow city centre is one of UK's poorest areas

<b>Glasgow is among the UK's poorest constituencies, according to a new report.</b><p>The End Child Poverty Coalition, made up of charities, faith groups and trade unions, said that 45% of children in the city centre were living in poverty.<p>Glasgow Central appears 12th on a list of 20 constituencies, which is …

Changing climate: new refugee visa?

New Zealand becomes the first country to propose humanitarian visas for ‘climate change refugees’New Zealand could become the first country to offer …

Man with HIV can train as airline pilot after ban is reversed

Man says he is ‘overwhelmed, shocked, elated and humbled’ by Civil Aviation Authority’s rule change<p>The Civil Aviation Authority has given a man with HIV permission to seek medical approval to become an airline pilot after reversing its previous ban.<p>The man, known as Andrew, came forward last year …