Wednesday 22 April 2009

Earth Day - What you do counts

Today, April 22 2009, is Earth Day

What are you doing to save the planet? Walking to work instead of driving? Recycling more than usual? Using less water? Or simply, not leaving appliances on standby? These are the sort of questions they are asking everybody this year for Earth Day.
Earth Day has grown in momentum annually since its humble beginnings back in April 1970, over 500 million people in 85 countries around the world are expected to celebrate Earth Day this year.

See whats going on this year on earth day and what you can do to make a difference.

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South Africa Elect

Today 23 million registered voters will decide between 156 political parties that have registered in South Africa's 4th general election held since the apartheid era.

It is likely that the ANC (African National Congress) will remain in power under the leadership of Jacob Zuma (pictured far right). Under their charismatic leader Nelson Mandela (pictured middle) the ANC have faught against white minority rule. The issues facing South Africa continue with HIV, crime, unemployment and education at the top of the agender.

The rise of COPE (Congress of the People) could gain 10% of the vote despite an unsuccessful election campaign . The break away party from the ANC formed in 2008 and was backed by former president Thabo Mbeki.

South Africa's President will be chosen from the party with the majority vote by the National Assembly after the election.

Check up to date progress here

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Tuesday 21 April 2009

Lions off to Africa

Today the British and Irish Lions squad will be selected for their up coming tour to South-Africa.
The squad will leave for the 10-match tour, which includes Tests in Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg, on 24 May.

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Monday 20 April 2009

Come & Say Hi at Gap Year Fairs This Week!

Come along and say hi to us at 3 different gap year fairs this week! If you have any questions about our projects or expeditions, are thinking about taking some time out and have no idea what to do or if you want some advice on travel and gap years in general then pop into any of the following Gap Fairs and say hello!

This afternoon Andy and Heather will be at Lady Manners School in Bakewell, Derbyshire from 4 - 6:30pm. If you need directions to the school then just click here!

On Wednesday 22nd April you can find Si and Ted at the Perse School for Girls in Cambridge from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Once again directions are here.

And on Thursday 23rd April Si and Heather will be spreading the Quest love at Haileybury School in Hertfordshire from 7:30 - 9pm. For those of you who are directionally challenged - click here!

We're looking forward to seeing you!

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