Posts published on: March 2019

Decline Plastic Waste In The North Sea

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on March 1, 2019


Decline Plastic Waste In The North Sea

The number of plastic bags in the North Sea has declined. According to researchers from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, the number of plastic bags has decreased since 2010. The waste in the North Sea was researched. It was found that the amount of plastic waste is relatively low. This is due to the introduction of the ban on free plastic bags by several European countries. This ban has ensured that fewer people use plastic bags, which means less plastic waste in the sea…

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Smoke-free Generation: Smoking Age Rises From 18 To 21

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on March 5, 2019


Smoke-free Generation: Smoking Age Rises From 18 To 21

The legal age to purchase cigarettes in the United Kingdom will rise from 18 to 21 years. This measure could be introduced in an attempt to improve public health and create a smoke-free generation. The new measure, which was put forward by MPs, will levy higher taxes on tobacco companies for their impact on the society; this could raise around £150 million. These taxes will be used to fund educational campaigns to prevent youths from smoking and encouraging others to quit…

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A 100-Year-Old Skydives On Her Birthday

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on March 7, 2019


A 100-Year-Old Skydives On Her Birthday

Jane Haynes, a 100-year-old woman from Arizona, celebrated her 100th birthday by jumping out of a plane from 13,000 feet in the air. Haynes’ daughter and granddaughter joined her on her first skydiving experience. Jane Haynes is known for her adventurous activities. When Haynes turned 70 years, she hiked the 277-miles-long Grand Canyon. Hot air ballooning was her way of celebrating her 75th birthday…

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Can A Fortune Cookie Make You Win $100,000?

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by Giulia Vandelli

Posted on March 8, 2019


Can A Fortune Cookie Make You Win $100,000?

Sometimes what you need is just a little bit of fortune, or a cookie, or a fortune cookie.Diego Caceres wasn't expecting to win $100,000 at all, but he trusted the sweet suggestion.After having lunch with his brother at a Chinese restaurant in Maryland (US), he asked for a fortune cookie which stated: “it is your lucky day”…

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Cornbread Makes A Homeless Man Become A Chef

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on March 11, 2019


Cornbread Makes A Homeless Man Become A Chef

Stefan DeArmon is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran. He retired from his service and returned back to his hometown, Charleston in South Carolina. DeArmon went back to support his parents who have been struggling, his mother has been diagnosed with blindness. DeArmon wanted to help his parents, but he could not support them financially.  This is until a veteran social worker told DeArmon about One80 Place, a shelter that provides homeless people with job opportunities…

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Huge Welcome Back For An Elementary School Custodian

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by Giulia Vandelli

Posted on March 13, 2019


Huge Welcome Back For An Elementary School Custodian

After being in a waiting list for nearly three years, the elementary school custodian Mr D, Tyrees Dandridge, finally got his two transplants, and he was not expecting such a nice and big "Welcome Back". Not even a month after the surgery, Mr D was able to reunite with his students, and the entire school was there to greet him. He has worked for nearly 20 years at this elementary school in Virginia…

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Elephants Get Their Own Hospital In India

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on March 14, 2019


Elephants Get Their Own Hospital In India

Half of all Asian elephants live in India; the Asian elephants are an endangered species with 25,000 elephants in India. The elephants have an important cultural and religious function; they are often used at religious festivals. They are also important for the tourism industry as a lot of tourists go on elephants rides during their time in India. Unfortunately, their national importance has not benefited them…

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#TRASHCHALLENGE: The Safe And Clean Challenge

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by Giulia Vandelli

Posted on March 18, 2019


#TRASHCHALLENGE: The Safe And Clean Challenge

Initially launched in 2015, this new #Trashchallenge has seen an explosion only this year at the beginning of March.All around the world people, especially younger ones, are challenging themselves and friends to clean up the litter in some areas of their cities…

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Would You Be Able To Make A Lifejacket Out Of Your Trousers?

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by Giulia Vandelli

Posted on March 22, 2019


Would You Be Able To Make A Lifejacket Out Of Your Trousers?

Arne, 30, had enough cold blood to create a makeshift lifejacket out of his jeans.Paid for sailing a yacht from New Zealand to Brazil, two German brothers faced the death when one of them swung off the boat and got dragged into the water for a few seconds…

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From Homeless Immigrant To Chess Championship Winner

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by Giulia Vandelli

Posted on March 27, 2019


From Homeless Immigrant To Chess Championship Winner

Here is the story of the incredible prodigy named “Tani”. An 8-year-old boy who in just one year of practice won the New York’s championship of chess on his first try. Arrived in the US just two years ago, Tani and his family were escaping from Nigeria because of the violent attacks made against Christian families. They lived in a shelter in Manhattan under the help of a local pastor, who helped the young boy to attend the elementary school…

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