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Research has found higher grade point averages and graduation rates among students who study and travel abroad.
Traveling abroad brings a high school student's educational experience beyond the classroom and plays a significant role in the advancement of 21st century learning.
This is important as curently pets must travel in cargo on internal UK flights and also on flights into the UK. There are some airlines which allow travel in the cabin, such as the following: Lufthansa , Thomas cook ..and many more.
All flights outbound and inbound should be available to pet owners, so their pets can travel safely with them. Likewise travel on eurostar should do the same allow travel inbound and outbound of the UK available to pets.
Clearly some breeds may be excluded should it be deemed necessary.
This petition concerns the new policy on Eurostar trains for musical instruments, notably 'cellos.
I recently took the Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord on Thursday 29th August 2013 at 17h31, train 9044.
Just as I reached the check-in barriers, I was approached by a Eurostar member of staff who asked if what I was carrying was a 'cello. The answer being yes, I was informed at that moment that I must buy a seat for the 'cello, according to a new policy.
I was escorted to the business premier desk where this purchase was forced to be made. I asked at the desk how long this policy has been in place. The answer; 3 months. I made a journey from Paris to London on 16th July at 17h13, train 9047, at which time no mention of the policy was made, nor a purchase of an extra seat made obligatory. It seems this policy depends on the keen eye of whoever happens to working at the check-in barriers at the time.
The Eurostar website does not by any means make it clear that an extra seat much be purchased for a 'cello. The statement that can be found is extremely misleading.
"If your instrument is over 85cm long and can fit on a Eurostar seat
If you and your instrument would prefer to sit together, you can buy a companion fare ticket (in the same travel class), which means your instrument will travel on a seat in your carriage."
No-where in this statement do I see any sign of obligation. May I also add that there was no effort made to make this new policy known to those travelling by Eurostar.
Having traveled with my 'cello before on the Eurostar, I know that in it's particular case that it fits in the overhead luggage area without any problem, which I explained. I was still forced to buy an extra ticket because that's "policy".
Would this be the same for other large musical instruments? I feel that 'cellists have been put in a position of discrimination. If for example somebody with a trombone or tuba wishes to travel by Eurostar, would he/she also be targeted in the same manner? I would think not, since their instruments are often less recognizable and their cases could pass for general luggage.
Most people know of the USS Enterprise in the First Series of Star trek. Under the command of the mighty Captain Kirk with Spok, Scotty, Bones, Sulu and Uhura by his side and the odd redshirt ensign.
If only a small amount of money each year was put into the project we could build a Modern day equivalent of the USS enterprise to Seek out new worlds, explore strange new planets and bolding go where no man has gone before Queue Intro music.
The village of Mataria (part of Cairo) was popular among pilgrims from the Holy Land and was considered one of the holy sites and a blessed place. Of all the sites visited by pilgrims after Christianity was declared the religion of the Roman Empire at the beginning of the fourth century, this tree was regarded as the most holy.
It is told that as Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus tried to escape from those pursuing them and the trunk of the sycamore tree miraculously opened its bark where they hid inside, escaping detection. The tree is said to have medicinal properties, which is the reason why its branches are depleted.
Nearby it is believed that a spring of water gushed out of the ground forming a pool where the Virgin Mary bathed Jesus is also said to be part of the miracles of the place because of its healing water. This is now known as the "Well of Mary"
Everyone should care about this due to TSA agents in America starting to get cancer from these machines.
The type of radiation that comes from these machines damages your body in every way from mutating cellls to contributing to destroying your fertility.
Just think about an X-ray and what they give you when they do the scan and why they cover what they are not after.
We believe in free transport for all disabled people within Cambridgeshire by bus.
Unfortunately we are unable to use buses before 9:30 in the morning.
I have talked to allot of disabled people and its a really big problem for us.
Journey from Watford to Richmond is between 57 minutes-112 minutes minus the walking time to and fro stations with 2-3 changes. I am working mum and now spend 3 hours travelling because I started working in Richmond.
The Train Track used for slow service can be modified to introduce faster services from Watford- Willesden Junction- Richmond and improve life of Tax paying individuals who spend a considerable amount of time travelling and penalising the family life in comparison to people who do not work or stay at home.
I feel Mayor of London and Watford should work together to improve the transport link and help improve quality of life.
The UK Government plans to making drastic changes to the Disability Living Allowance including taking away many of the current travel concessions thus leaving many disabled UK Citizen's housebound.
Whilst we at the National Liberal Party would understand a "means" test to assist in stopping benefit fraud, we oppose the changes being put forward by the UK Government and would ask you to support us on getting these changes stopped.
Many councils in England are struggling to fund the national concessionary fares scheme, which allows eligible older and disabled people to travel free on buses.
Central government has passed the funding of the scheme to local authorities, but in many cases with large shortfalls in what it actually costs to run it.
Rural English shire counties are suffering the most, with their funding from the government to run the scheme reduced by over £60 million.
In Norfolk alone, the funding shortfall this year compared to last amounts to £4.5m.
A similar story applies across the country, in counties East, West, North and South.
The concessionary fares scheme is a very positive one. All councils support the principles behind it and recognise the value it offers pass holders.
But the present funding shortfall is resulting in them having to cut public transport budgets elsewhere to meet the gap meaning other transport users are suffering.
If you think it is only fair the government thinks again and provides adequate funding – sign our petition now.
There are approximately 36,278,332 Irish Americans living in the United States of America, estimated at 11.9% of the total population. This information was provided by US citizens who reported Irish ancestry in the 2008 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Eight Irish Americans signed the United States Declaration of Independence, and 22 American Presidents, from Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama, have been at least partly of Irish ancestry, this shows that the people of Ireland and people of the United States share a close bond and this bond should be celebrated with an introduction of the visa free system.
The current Visa Waiver Program is an ineffective solution for most Irish tourists as the program has restrictions of 90 days which is too short to meet family and friends who have emigrated and enjoy the beautiful country and all that it has to offer in relation to touring and travelling the 50 states.
At present, there is compulsory quarantine for all pets entering Australia, from 1 month to 6 months depending on where the animal is coming from. There are also some countries from which animals must complete 6 months quarantine in another country before being allowed to do some quarantine in Australia.
Apart from the fact that quarantine is exorbitantly expensive it is also considered inhumane in many countries, particularly when pets are coming from countries that do not have rabies or vaccination rules that are equally stringent to Australia.
Europe introduced the PETS program which allows pets from most countries in Europe and a large number or non European countries (including Australia) to move freely around Continental Europe and the UK without any quarantine.
Animals face an extremely long and stressful flight from other countries to Australia and are then expected to stay in a concrete floored barred cell for at least one month rather than experiencing the comfort of being with their families. It is true that families are allowed to visit their pets, but quarantine places are usually in distant locations with their permitted visiting hours usually only during working hours, when presumably pet owners will be at work.
The State Transit Authority are now disallowing student's who are employed to obtain a concession travel card.
This means that students who only work four hours a week are now ineligible for a concession card.
It is unacceptable for the right of concession travel to be taken from students on the grounds of employment as most working students are struggling to provide themselves with food and shelter whilst trying to complete their studies.
The government should be encouraging students to work rather than scrounging this money from them.
Without concession, it will cost students an extra $1020 a year in travel expenses, and it will mean that most working students will be working to pay for their travel to their educational institution rather than for necessities such as food, shelter or educational fees.
In the Village of Bolingbrook, IL between Weber Road and Illinois Route 53, the far right (southern) East-bound lane of Boughton Road is splitting down the middle and has uneven (not level) pavement. In certain sections, there has been maintenance work and there are two rectangular man-hole covers approximately every 500 feet.
The patched pavement around these covers is rough and in places higher than a speed-bump, which can cause severe strain or damage to vehicle tires, struts, and shocks.
Castleford's long-awaited £14.5m bus and rail interchange could fall victim to government spending cuts.
The Department for Transport is due to make a decision on whether to provide funding for the transport hub later this month,
Let's reduce transportation challenges in and out of Fort St John.
If you'd like to see WestJet Airlines come to Fort St John, then we need a petition big enough to show strong support. Please sign your name then we need you to forward this to everyone you know.
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For the past fifteen years there has been a RAPID increase in murder, rape and all other incredibly savage acts and crime in general. South Africa is currently NUMBER ONE on in the world for murder, rape and all crime and therefore earned the name "CRIME CAPITAL OF THE WORLD".
More then THREE THOUSAND FARMERS have been murdered since 1994 and nearly more then 50 South Africans are murdered PER DAY! A BIG portion of that are CHILDREN that were RAPED TO DEATH!
These SAVAGES are seldom caught and only a few gets captured and convicted. Most of these murderers actually prefer being in jail. They receive clean beds, three meals and free education if they so desire.
This becomes another burden on the taxpayer. With other words the law-abiding citizens of South Africa actually are then the ones getting punished for the murderer 's heinous acts! More then 600 South Africans have actually successfully gained refugee status in other countries! HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS South Africans have already fled the country in fear of their lives! This resulted in the ultimate "Brain Drain" of the country.
Instead of keeping the LAW-ABIDING, EDUCATED citizens of South Africa IN the country, the Lack of the South African Government's involvement and lack of proper punishment has secured South Africa 's first place as a MURDER/RAPE/CRIME - CAPITAL IN THE WORLD!
I am of the strong opinion that Capital Punishment for murder should be reintroduced to South Africa! Amnesty International states that the Death Penalty 'violates the right of the life as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.' The question - What about the lives and rights of the victims? Were they not entitled to the Right of Life and Prohibition of Torture?
The person that takes the life savagely of another should no longer benefit from the protections afforded under any legislation. The failure of the government to actually ensure the citizens of South Africa a safer country is no longer expectable.
A Jail term is no longer a deterrent. BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY IN SOUTH AFRICA! PLEASE VISIT our pages on FACEBOOK -
EYE ON SOUTH AFRICA
In November 2009 the Mayor of Marmaris,Turkey bulldozed Long Beach. A devastating tradgedy that shook Tourism in Turkey!
HANDS OFF OUR FREEDOM PASS
On 4th November, Transport Minister, Sadiq Khan announced proposals that the governments would reopen the third year of the funding settlement for the national bus concession - which could result in London losing around half of this funding (just under £30 million).
If the cuts go ahead, they will undoubtedly affect disabled people in every borough as councils attempt to deal with anything up to a £1million funding hole.
This could lead to the tightening of eligibility criteria for the Disabled Person’s Freedom Pass in particular– making the application process even more stringent and intrusive.
There is even the fear that Freedom Passes issued on ‘discretionary’ basis would be under threat in some boroughs.
We must join together to fight off this threat!
The Freedom Pass provides just that, Freedom, for disabled and older Londoners. It allows us to travel for free on the bus, tube and rail networks within London. Without this vital benefit, many of us would not be able to afford essential travel to hospitals, community centres, to local shops or engage in our social lives. This would severely affect the quality of our lives.
With the steep increase in bus and tube fares coming into force in January, the Freedom pass becomes even more essential.
Transport in London is becoming more accessible - The Mayor’s Transport strategy lays out plans for more improvements over the next few years – however what is the point if we can’t afford to use it?
TfA Director Faryal Velmi, said of the news: “Whilst tens of millions of pounds of tax payers money continues to be used to bail out the toxic assets of fat cat bankers – disabled and older people are feeling the pinch.
We must strongly urge the Dept of Transport to rethink its plans and send a message loud and clear – hands off our Freedom Pass!"
The Department for Transport currently has legislation in place for a free off-peak travel scheme for older people and people with disabilities. It is not a right, it is a privilege and I'm sure I speak for all benefactors when I say how privileged we are to be supported. However, I am not one of these people.
The basis for such a scheme allows people affected by age or disability to travel on local buses during off-peak hours and also across the country. However, what if you have a disability, are unable to drive but still able to work? You will need to pay for your fares during peak times.
Now call me ungrateful but I think this is a tad discriminatory. I'm led to believe that it comes down to your local authority to subsidise the bus company for such a scheme and it seems to me that disabled workers, who pay tax, national insurance and council tax are being excluded from the scheme because they travel to work during peak times.
My employment circumstances which are regular Monday to Friday hours, prevent me from using my bus pass. I have been told by my local council, DfT etc that I can use the travelcart on my way home - after I have paid to get to work. This is erroneous. It is better value to purchase weekly or monthly bus tickets which makes the concessionary scheme completely useless for people in my situation. If you do not have to leave for work until after 9.30am then nobody would have any complaints. But this is the real world and I'm afraid this situation has been left out of the planning processing.
Are you affected by this? Are you still paying for your bus fares despite qualifying for the scheme?
If so, sign this petition. I plan to take this to my local council and in turn to DfT to have this addressed
In Scotland, they use exactly the same scheme - free off-peak bus travel for older people and people with disabilities. However if you have a disability and are employed you will be provided with a travelcard that allows you to travel at peak periods because of your circumstances.
Sounds like a great scheme and forward thinking by Scotland. I hear they can also use it for discount on trains and underground as well. I've also heard there is a simlar scheme in London.
Why can't we have this elsewhere in England? It is discrimination against disabled workers. Surely it is in the Government's best interest to help people with disabilities to get to work rather than sitting at home not working. Some people cannot work, some people can, that much I understand. But I can work and the scheme is of no benefit to me. Even when my local authority made the bus pass available for use at 9am instead of 9.30am, it is still no use. I can't drive because of my disability either so this is not a privelidge
for me at all.
It is understandable that those who do not travel to places of work are a prioity for bus companies during peak times and that concessions are steered toward travelling during off-peak times but people such as myself who need to travel to work during rush hour and before would like to be considered as well, not discriminated.
Sign the petition if you or someone you know is affected by this or even if you wish to lend your support to people affected by this.
Recognizing the need for national, uniform safety standards to protect hundreds of thousands of students who travel internationally each year.
At present, there are no laws on the books to protect children's health and safety rights while entrusted to third parties, especially while participating in sanctioned student exchange and travel programs.
The T Hill Safety Standards For Children Who Travel Abroad will help assure parents that their children will be cared for while visiting foreign countries.
Sheryl and Alan Hill, whose son Tyler died while on a People to People Student Ambassador trip to Japan in June 2007, discuss the need for uniform safety standards to protect children traveling with third parties.
Children have been injured and abandoned. In severe cases, they have been denied health care, sometimes resulting in death.
The Hill’s have launched an advocacy Web site, www.tylerhill.org, to share Tyler's tragedy and advocate for safety protocols.
The learning of the Indonesian langauge and culture is of great importance to us in Australia. They are our neighbours, we can't ignore this issue.
The Australian Education Departments from all states do not allow travel for secondary school students to Indonesia due to a travel warning from DFAT. Private schools go. This is a another disadvantage for our state school students.
Travel possibilities for secondary students is the biggest motivator to learn a language. The study of Indonesian is being further marginalised to the detriment of students and their teachers.
Tambaram is fast becoming a major hub in Chennai. This has been possible due to the fast development of suburbs of the city. The IT industry has been one of the major contributors to this growth since majority of the IT companies are situated in the southern part of the city.
Both Chennai and Bangalore are major IT hubs in our country. The number of people traveling between these two stations has increased by many times in the recent past. A new train service between the two places would be of great relief for those who are not able to travel due to unavailability of seats.
The Central railway station is very far off from the suburbs. Those working in IT companies and those staying in the suburbs are finding it increasingly difficult to board the trains from the Central railway station. This is because they have to travel all the way to Park station, which is very far from Tambaram, and then go to the Central station by walk or an auto. Having a train service between Tambaram and Bangalore, via Kancheepuram, Arakkonam, would be a great relief.
The distance between Tambaram and Park station, by suburb trains, is approx 27 kms, while the distance between Chennai Central and Arakkonam is roughly 68 kms. The distance between Tambaram and Arakkonam, via Kancheepuram, is roughly 93 kms, which is close to the total distance traveled by the commuters in the existing setup. In fact, the distance is comparatively lesser and is more comfortable, owing to the fact that in the existing system, the commuters cannot go directly to Chennai Central from Tambaram by train.
Another advantage in introducing this service is a fact that Kancheepuram is a tourist centre and this service would greatly help the people traveling from Bangalore. The tourist attraction of Kancheepuram would really help the railways to generate significant revenue.
This service would help to relieve congestion in the Central railway station since a major part of the traffic is diverted to Tambaram. Futher, introducing such a service would not have major requirements on the infrastructure front, since there is already an existing BG link between Tambaram and Arakkonam, via Kancheepuram.
There is an urgent need to address climate change.
We need better alternative energy solutions to practically reduce road traffic emissions. We are calling for the the government and big business to install up to 200 electric charge points in and around urban areas to help reduce exhaust emissions by making electric vehicle use more accessible.
Road Connectivity between all Cities and major Towns in India covering & connecting all the states of the country with highly quality Road Infrastructure would become a vital infrastructure development for India in the International Arena.
One of the vital necessities in any emergency situation is a good Road network and connectivity which is missing or not built in a good way in India.
1) North America is a continent that contains some of the best transportation networks the world has ever seen and it brings pride and much comfortable, coveted usage for the entire United Statues Nation.
Interstate Highway system is a network of highways (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highways) (also called freeways) in the United States which is prominent in American daily life.
2) During the second world war Hitler built the Autobahn formed the first limited-access, high-speed road network in the world, with the first section from Frankfurt am Main to Darmstadt opening in 1935. Adolf Hitler enthusiastically embraced an ambitious autobahn construction project in the year 1933. Soon, over 100,000 laborers worked at construction sites all over Germany was to provide mobility for the movement of military forces.
Many sections of Germany's autobahns are modern, containing three lanes in addition to an emergency lane.
The German autobahns are famous for being some of the few public roads in the world without blanket speed limits (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_limit ) for cars and motorcycles.
Lidcombe railway station is a major junction station on the CityRail network and many people catch the train from there, mainly to travel to work or to travel to Olympic Park for an event.
In order to catch the train at Lidcombe station, many commuters choose to park their cars near the station.
There is a free public car parking lot near the station, however there are insufficient car spaces to facilitate the growing number of train commuters. In partcular, commuters who hold a full time job. This is especially indicative during weekdays when all the car spots in the all day parking areas have been taken before 8.00am.
In desperation, I have often seen cars parked illegally on the ramp or risk getting a fine by parking in the 4 hour car parking levels.
Street parking near the station is not an option because they are limited to half an hour.
Many people are choosing to travel by train, because of the high cost of fuel, the lack of car spots where they work or because of the convenience. Whatever the reason, the increase number of train commuters is resulting in an increase number of people parking near the train station. As such, Auburn Council needs to provide more free unlimited car parking. It is in the best interest of the commuters and also in the best interest of the environment. Train commuters need somewhere to park their cars near the station, so they can remain train commuters - rather than being another car commuter contributing to air pollution.
Rail Connectivity between Bangalore (Garden City, IT City) and Coimbatore (Manchester of Southern India, Textile City).
This is to bring to your notice that the commuter usage on the Bangalore-Coimbatore segment has grown four folds in the past few years. We do not have any direct trains from Bangalore to Coimbatore and vice versa which makes it very difficult for commuters.
We are looking forward for a railway initiative to start services between the two cities which once complete, citizens who have been facing lot of difficulties in traveling to and fro would benefit greatly in terms of saving a lot of time and getting a hassle free travel.
Many people originating from Coimbatore have settled in Bangalore be it for professional, business or educational reasons and this service of introducing super fast trains between the two junctions would bring relief and would save all of them a lot of trouble.
My petition asks that the railway authorities look into this seriously and introduce the services as soon as possible.
1) Currently there is no direct train which starts from Bangalore (Origin) and goes to Coimbatore as the End Destination.
2) Either train starts from a different City or just passes through the City which means not always anybody gets ticket for the same easily because of heavy rush.
3) Lots of people travel every week, every day and there is no proper train connecting the two destinations.
4) Train should start and stop between these stations.
5) Lots of Private bus transports are available with VOLVO, AC SLEEPER, AIRBUS etc with lots of travel by people but train service is still a dream as getting tickets are not easy since train just passes through these destinations.
6) Bangalore is one of the Biggest IT Cities and Coimbatore is also developing as one of the Tier2 IT City, lots of travel between the 2 cities for Work, Education related, Business travel, Vacation related travels, yet no proper trains available.
7) Lots of new private bus companies start their service between these cities every now and then.
8) Rail Connectivity would be a good option for the mass public and could generate good revenue to the Indian/Southern Railway.
1. For Instance few major Private Bus Players like CONTI Travels has approx 6 buses/day, KPN has approx 8 buses/day both side and recently ABT Travels (formerly ABT Parcel Service) are plying with VOLVO, AC Sleeper Bus, and Air Bus etc with exhorbant prices.
2. During festival and other long weekend and Vacation
times the tickets are being sold in Black market and also all the private Bus players are coming up with Special Buses between Coimbatore and Bangalore (Afternoon and Night times).
3. Further every 15minutes there are buses which are going to Salem from Bangalore and also from Coimbatore to Salem which could tell approx the no. of people traveling in Bus everyday.
4. There are intermediate stations connecting Bangalore and Coimbatore which also has lot of people traveling between these cities viz Salem, Erode(Dyeing Industry), Tiruppur(Garment Export City) which has lots of Business travelers.
5. Flight service between Bangalore and Coimbatore has been increased these days with Air Deccan, Kingfisher joining with Jet Airways and Indian which had only the lone flier Jet Airways connecting Bangalore-Coimbatore which speaks about the Volume of travel increase between these cities.
Free travel was created for under-11's in January 2004, under-16's in September 2005 and under-18's in full time education in Septermber 2006 by London's Mayor, Ken Livingstone.
Since its creation, crime on London's transport network has risen considerably.
Since it's introduction, staff and passenger assaults, both verbal and physical have frequently been reported across London's media as have crimes of anti-social behaviour, vandalism and graffitti.
The time has now come to call upon the Mayor for the abolition of free travel for these individuals and stop them using our transport services as mobile youth clubs.
A child day saver ticket on the metro is £1 but when people get to 17 years they have to pay adult fares, which for a day saver is £4.30 and £1.90 to travel one stop compared to 30p for under 16's.
Over the last 30 years we have all been parking angled in the vicinity of our coinciding homes, we have never had a dilemma with parking over the years. Our neighbourhood (cal-de-sac) has encountered an issue, the city of edmonton and a plaintiff have enoforced that we must abide by the law that of Bylaw No.5590 (621,622) all subsections. Bylaw No.5590 (621,622) states that:
PARALLEL PARKING (1) When parking a vehicle on a roadway, a person may only park a vehicle
(i) the sides of the vehicle parallel to the curb or edge of the roadway, and
(ii) the right wheels of the vehicle not more than 500 millimetres from the right curb or edge of the roadway,
(b) in the case of a one-way highway where parking on either side is permitted, with
(i) the sides of the vehicle parallel to the curb or edge of the roadway,
(ii) the wheels that are the closest to a curb or edge of the roadway not more than 500 millimetres from that curb or edge, and
(iii) the vehicle facing in the direction of travel authorized for the highway.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a person may park a motor cycle
(a) at an angle, other than perpendicular, to the curb or edge of the roadway, and
(i) a wheel of the motor cycle not more than 500 millimetres from the curb or edge of the roadway, and
(ii) the motor cycle angled in the direction of travel authorized for the traffic lane that is adjacent to the lane on which the motor cycle is parked.
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply where angle parking is permitted or required.