Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ryanair to Ban Children from Flying Popular Routes. Smart April Fool Campaign or What?


Ryanair, the world’s favourite airlines, today announced that it will introduce ‘Child Free’ flights from October (winter schedule) after a Europe-wide survey of 1,000 passengers showed that half would pay higher fares to avoid other people’s children. The survey showed that a third of passengers (36%) have had flights ‘ruined’ by other people’s noisy kids with one in five passengers (18%) urging Ryanair to restrict the number of children on flights.

While the survey found that passengers would prefer to avoid other people’s children, it placed ‘blame’ firmly with parents with top gripes being:

1.      50% Parents who expect ‘special treatment’ because they have children.
2.      25% Parents who allow children to annoy those in seats behind.
3.      15% Parents who board late and expect others to accommodate them.
4.      10% Parents who allow children to run in the aisles or kick seats.

What are your thoughts on this issue if it turns out to be true? Share with us.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Authentic Experience in Post-Communist Georgia! From

Do you have four to ten months to spare for paid employment in a government travel program for participants up to 60 years of age?

The Ministry of Education in  Georgia, Eastern Europe in collaboration with well known Canadian company Footprints Recruiting ® has a work/travel opportunity where eligibility is not based on experience but rather education. Two years of college completed in any subject allows for eligiibility, additionally one must be fluent in English.

If you love talking about what you're passionate about to engaged and willing listeners then read on. Spend four to ten months gaining valuable work experience as a beginner or advanced teacher/tutor in a Georgian public school where the focus is on conversation skills. A co-teacher will be assigned to assist you.

Have you ever wished that you could have more freedom when starting a new job or volunteer opportunity? With the Georgia program, we're ready when you are. Choose your start month from March to September 2011, and the actual contract start day, you can choose the 15th or the 30th of the month. Finally, select your return date as either Dec 2011 or June 2012. 

Now get ready to start talking. From Monday to Friday you will gain experience in the classroom as an English teacher, focusing on conversation skills. Your week will consist of between 26-30 total hours of teaching in an authentic Georgian classroom.

As a reward for your hard work, once you have finalized your application documents through Footprints and before you depart, the Georgian government will provide you with a return airline ticket and will arrange for your homestay family accommodation. Additionally, you will receive basic medical insurance and a monthly stipend of $275 USD/month (~$50 goes to your Georgian family for utilities).
Apply Here

Melissa Faraguna
Phone:             604-677-6556      
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