Saturday, March 31, 2007

podcast of the students

So you are looking for the student podcast!

Technical difficulty means I will not have the recording until Monday!

Then the fun begins.

Stay tuned.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

mar 28 your action

Dubai is starting a building development on one of its nicest pieces of beach!

And the general population is asking why and trying to tell the government it is not happy!

But there is limited outlet for these things.

So am adhoc petition has been started!

Over 3600 signatures and counting!

WOW!

Direct public participation is not so common in the UAE!

Go To: www.petitionspot.com/petitions/savejumeirah

Alternatively www.dm.gov.ae and the "have your say" area is a place to talk directly to the government!

The one thing that is for sure is people in the UAE want a voice and are looking for ways to be heard!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Youth speak March 27

And they told a story!

-listen to us
-give us a chance
-we have a voice
-help us find the platform to shout

Youth in Dubai spoke about technology and being young today.

Monday, March 26, 2007

mar 26 help others.

050-535-3694

As per our phone conversation please find below the link for the Dhaka
project.

http://homepages.advance-internet.com/d0011075

Regarding the project in Ashman ( I don't have a nice presentation as the
Dhaka one)
It is called the Manar Imam Charity School
In the area of Khamedia - Asham

There are around 50 kids attending school and they are part of a small poor
village.

We are trying to gather as much as possible before 20th April in order to go
there and give them the things.
Medicines, cloths, school materials
Some friends that are nurses will check the kids, give advice to mothers or
relatives.


I hope this information proves useful and that we keep contact.

Best regards,

Alexandra

March 26 water!

Last we talked about water and what we can be doing in our homes and offices with respect to water re-use.

Mohanned Awad of Concord-corodex was my guest and he had more than a mouthful to say, very cool.

1. hair falling out? get a water softener.
2. water is safe to drink from the tap.
3. why not get a filter it helps witht he stuff from the pipes!

Want to contact Mohanned?

Mohanned Awad, B.Eng, B.Sc
Group Marketing Officer
Concorde-Corodex Group
P.O. Box 12282
Dubai, U.A.E
Tel: +971-4-347-2900
Fax: +971-4-347-2796
Email: info@corodex.com

the food we trash!

WOW 1/3 of food bought in the UK is in the trash at the end of the week.

What is the situation in Dubai?

Laura agrees and said they took on house help and a whole lot of difference has come about.

When we asked about hotel food waste and passing that food on the story is a bit different.

1. not much waste at hotels
2. to transport the food is too costly and thus not done!

So at this time hotels either feed their own or trash what is left over....

And then there was an interesting call from a teacher in the UAE public school system!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

banks are to blame for all the bad debt!

Some say you and I are to blame for debt default.

Others say the lending institutions are to blame.

What do you think.

The Chief of Dubai police thinks the banks need to do more to educate and accommodate the person who borrows money.

Thoughts?

March 20 for the love of media

Jeff Price of City7TV joined me for some good fun!

And you talked about what you would do to make the media in the UAE better!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

march 19 Dubai!

A great 10 minutes on the Dubai that was and the Dubai that is followed by a long chat on the roads.

ALIX@DRNONLINE.COM is how you can find out about WOMEN BEHIND THE WHEEL driver training for women who just want to know more about the life of the automobile and their life.

Check it out!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

random acts of kindness mar 18

What a night!

2 hours of kindness stories!

The Art of Living Foundation and Road Peace.

www.expatwoman.com and hampers for workers.

Student Gazette and inspirational stories!

Just helping for the sake of it, even when there is the temptation to say it is a con, and it might be.

WOW the UAE is full of really great people and I talked to a few!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

March 14 edition DEWA

Hey there are high levels of bromates in Dubai water!

NOT BECAUSE OF DESALINATION!

But becasue of the chlorine used to keep it clean when pumped to homes!

So?

Is anyone concerned that a cancer casuing chemical is in the water?

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

RTA

So how can the RTA do better?

Listen!

But the RTA actually called the show!

Listen to the Manager of road safety.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Labour Law Draft

So why is it that so few people in the UAE are looking at the new draft labour law that is posted online?

Apathy?

Lazy?

I cannot figure it out becasue it is a chance to get involved!

Maybe we talk a good game but really don't want to commit to anything!

Organ donation!

Are you willing to give up an organ or 2 if you could?

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

PIA

PIA is it safety? Is it business?

The EU has banned PIA's Airbus 310 fleet and its aging 747s.

Dubai has not?

Really?

So is the EU too cautious?

Catch the JAMESCAST of last night!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Teachers!

What is teaching all about.

Why teach.

These guys had some ideas!

Who they were!


-Tim Catalano, Teacher of International Baccalaureate (IB) Psychology, Dubai American Academy (Sponsor of Student Council and Student Senate)
-Yasmin Danaway, Director of post 16 Education, Jumeirah College
-Martin Bee, Year 5 Leader, Jumeirah Primary School
-Scott Barber, Teacher of IB English, Dubai American Academy

Sunday, March 04, 2007

driving culture change now

We need to change the driving culture int he UAE today!

WE!

You and me!

We all need to start with ourselves first!

RESPECT, Manners, patience, thinking.

If onbe person is killed on the roads in the UAE it is one person too many.

We can not rest and wait for the Police, RTA and the government initiatives to cure all because they cannot change you and I if we close our eyes.

What are you personally doing to change your driving culture?

Start the transformation now, take responsibility!