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  1. From 2006-10, I worked for learndirect, a government backed e-learning company. As a project manager, I assisted in setting up many basic literacy and numeracy programs, as well as ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for offenders in prisons and the community. This method of learning and testing, through online computer programs, is extremely effective as it goes at the individual learner's pace, can be done in small sections, not long tedious lessons, and is fun. The only problem I can foresee is that the programs and tests will be in UK English and not American English. Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. How can Thailand be so dumb!!!! Nothing, I repeat nothing, is "a separate issue from human rights"!!!! Should do wonders for the peace talks with the Moslem insurgents in the South! Unbelievable. Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. Long march ends in uncertainty

    Fantastic! These guys remind me of the Jarrow marchers in UK who marched from Tyneside to London in October 1936 to protest against unemployment and poverty. The March was organised by the Trades Unions and eventually led to sweeping social and economic changes after WWII. It is a democratic right of any person to protest peacefully against injustice and governments. I hope that this movement grows and leads to the removal of the current military regime. Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. There is NO hope for this government! How can a country be governed by people who believe in such superstitious twaddle! Chinese style astrologer, Chinese style lanterns, (Chinese style submarines, Chinese style railways), it looks as though China already has control here! Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. Interesting that this news item has no comments apart from mine! Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. What a fantastic venture, and not before time! People with different abilities are treated appallingly in Thailand! 500,000 unemployed simply because they have some sort of perceived "disability", outrageous! Good luck to these courageous, intrepid cyclists on their tandem. May God keep them safe on this epic journey :-) Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  7. Yingluck may get special UK treatment

    In effect, I guess that there is no difference between The Home Office and an interior ministry! However, being a pedantic Brit, I do like reporting to be accurate and the correct title for the ministry involved in political asylum cases is "The Home Office". But I concede, as the great bard himself put it " What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other word would smell as sweet." Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. Yingluck may get special UK treatment

    As far as I am aware, the U.K. does not have an Interior Ministry! All applications for political asylum are dealt with through the Home Office, or have things changed since I was last there! Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  9. New, modern handguns being handed out free to police

    Why oh why do police need guns! Although there are specialist armed officers in UK, the majority of police officers, in Britain do not carry guns, only batons, pepper spray etc, and some deploy takers, but only after extensive training. I do not consider that their job is any less dangerous than their counterparts here, and in many ways is more risky as they actually leave the police station to tackle crime. A well trained police officer relies on his communication skills to disarm criminals and should not need a lethal weapon! Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  10. I wonder if they will be plastic, longer lasting, notes like those now issued by the Bank of England. :-) Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  11. Here we are only 2 weeks away from New Year and I have yet to see a "Drink Drive" poster or tv advert anywhere! Come to think of it, in the 5 years I have lived here I have never seen any road safety advertisements or public service broadcasts!! To see how it should be done throughout the year see http://think.direct.gov.uk. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  12. Prawit caught red-handed? More watch photos emerge

    What has any of this got to do with "Father Ted"? Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  13. Another good article which will hopefully raise awareness on World AIDS Day! Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  14. Reminds me of when I was a five year old. If we had fallen out with a friend and wanted to make up with them, we would link "pinky" fingers and chant "Make up, make up, never do it again, if you do you'll get the cane!" I guess if Miss Pinky fails, the big stick or "cane" will follow! Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  15. Giving new life to HIV-positive children

    What an amazingly inspirational story. This couple are true heroes, devoting their lives to children afflicted by HIV/AIDS through no fault of their own. I am so glad that this has been highlighted the day before World AIDS Day, and that it goes some way to ridding children of the stigma related to this disease. Prejudice against HIV/AIDS is unfortunately still prevalent in society, and I even know of churches turning away children with HIV from a local children's home because of prejudice and ignorance about the disease. I hope that there is plenty more of this type of publicity tomorrow and beyond. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
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