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Manifesto on Critical Thinking Education

This manifesto claims that critical thinking is highly needed in society. The development of critical thinking is therefore an important aim of higher education. The development of critical thinking needs devoted attention and specific educational interventions. This manifesto puts an educational protocol to the forefront, that can be used as a guide in fostering the development of critical thinking in higher education institutions at the course/module, programme and institutional level. The pr

198 Created: 2019-05-12 Statistics

We want to travel with our 8/9 weeks old pedigree-puppies

Since 29/12/2014 every puppy has to be vaccinated on the age of 12 weeks against rabies, and respect a 21 days waiting time before you can travel, import or export our (pedigree) puppies. This means every puppy that is going abroad, has to stay 15 weeks with the breeder!!! This means every puppy that is going abroad, misses the most important part of his socialisation between 8 and 12 weeks of age, the positive socialisation period!!! This means every puppy that is going abroad, will go to his

5864 Created: 2015-01-09 Statistics

Allowing again kitesurfing in Greek waters (by KiteMag.gr)

Hellenic Coast Guard recently made a decision establishing some rules in Greece for the recreation activity of kitesurf in Greek waters along with procedures and restrictions that have to be followed by the clubs renting kitesurf equipment for safety purposes. According to the above decision, kitesurf as a recreation activity is only allowed in beaches that have been rented by private persons or companies (clubs) for kitesurf purposes only. As a result, kitesurf has been declared as an illegal r

1642 Created: 2011-06-02 Statistics

Stop bird slaughter in Cyprus now!

The new EU member state Cyprus has become a death trap for the birds which migrate across the Eastern Mediterranean. Countless trappers set up their nets, and above all lime sticks, in almond and olive groves, in gardens and in the macchia in order to trap migrant song birds resting on passage. The main victims of the lime sticks are warblers and thrushes; but cuckoos, owls and other protected birds are also caught. The trapped birds are destined for the pot, not infrequently in restaurants, whe

1328 Created: 2010-08-30 Statistics

EUROPEAN WRITERS' OPEN LETTER

EUROPEAN WRITERS' OPEN LETTER TO THE EU AUTHORITIES (October, 22nd 2015)    Copyright spells authors' rights       Let us speak plainly: we writers do not understand the EU’s insistence on “reforming” copyright/authors’ rights in Europe.   The European Commission has chosen the wrong target in attacking authors’ rights in order to encourage the emergence of a “Digital Single Market”, when it is precisely authors’ rights that are the essential condition for creating works of literature. Undermin

6348 Created: 2015-10-26 Statistics

Maintain the Original Formula Windsurfing Class with Fin

Hello all Formula Windsurfing competitors, freeriders and lovers of the original Class of Formula Windsurfing with a fin. This group create this petition for you to vote in the maintenance of the original class of Formula Windsurfing. Since the Formula Foil was created inside the IFWC (Internacional Formula Windsurfing Class Association) there been lots of pressure to kill the original Formula Windsurfing class and to be substitute by the Formula Windsurfing with a Foil (Formula Foil). Right no

127 Created: 2020-01-02 Statistics

STOP THE END OF RESISTANCE 1, 2 and 3

Dear Sony Entertainment Network and Insomniac Games   Please re-open the Resistance's servers We want to continue to play Resistance games, so people from all resistance , please sign this petition, and let's try our best, to keep our beloved Resistance 2 online after the closure date 08/04/2014.   We are willing to cooperate to maintain the Resistance's servers online.   Resistance was one of the best selling platform games ever created and sold. Thousand's of people still play Resistance. Hund

723 Created: 2014-01-10 Statistics

Rule 14.11 Boccia Rules 2013

Dear Chair of the Development Sub-Committee, BISFed 1. We would like to understand the reason(s) for changes to Rule 14.11 of Boccia Rules 2013. Why is there a need to decrease the time limit for all divisions of play by one minute? 2. We agree with imposing a time limit for propelling the Jack but why should the time limit be decreased for the rest of the coloured balls? 3. As you would know, BC3 athletes have the most severe form of physical disability across all disability sports. Therefore,

303 Created: 2013-02-20 Statistics

No Kitesurfing in more than 6-7bft is BULLSHIT

Media Release announced today that the Belgian government decided to RESTRICT rules for kitesurfing.  Some of the rules are more stupid than others and an example of the mentioned points is that KITESURFING IS NOW FORBIDDEN OVER 7BFT.Many kitesurfing associations, internationally, proved already great results with good kiteboarding structures.  THIS RULE, however, is NOT the way forward ! 1. Most accidents happen while kiting on the beach, in LESS than 6bft,2. More restrictions on -already overc

1129 Created: 2011-02-02 Statistics

Letter of Solidarity with Western Sahara

As scholars, researchers, activists and concerned individuals, we, the undersigned, strongly condemn President Donald Trump’s proclamation recognizing Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara.  Western Sahara is a case of unresolved decolonization.  Decolonization is not only a legal process, but a political struggle, one which has often been waged through the global public sphere. World public opinion, transnational solidarity and global attention have historically been integral to successful d

581 Created: 2021-01-07 Statistics