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15 global challenges that cannot be addressed by any government acting alone

  The 15 Global Challenges  from t he Millennium Project, a global participatory think tank. 1. How can sustainable development be achieved for all while addressing global climate change? 2. How can everyone have sufficient clean water without conflict? 3. How can population growth and resources be brought into balance? 4. How can genuine democracy emerge from authoritarian regimes? 5. How can decisionmaking be enhanced by integrating improved global foresight during unprecedented accelerating change? 6. How can the global convergence of information and communications technologies work for everyone? 7. How can ethical market economies be encouraged to help reduce the gap between rich and poor? 8. How can the threat of new and reemerging diseases and immune micro-organisms be reduced? 9. How can education make humanity more intelligent, knowledgeable, and wise enough to address its global challenges? 10. How can shared values and new security strategies reduce ethnic conflicts, terroris

The Beany Ideas with Butter Beans

Butter Bean Pate This butter bean pate with bread recipe is from BBC Food and Recipe . Ingredients: Can of butter beans, drained Lemon, grated rind and juice Garlic, crushed Fresh mint finely chopped Olive oil Salt and black pepper, to taste Sprigs of mint, to garnish Bread of your choice Method: 1. Place the butter beans and lemon juice in a food processor and blend until smooth. 2. Add the rest of the ingredients, adjusting the amount of water to give a smooth pate. 3. Season and spread onto your chosen bread. Add the mint to garnish. Also delicious with salad. Tuna & Bean Bagel This beany, fishy, cheesy fresh idea is from Sainsbury's supermarket , Sainsbury's always have some easy-to-learn recipes. Ingredients: Tuna in spring water Butter beans in water Fresh parsley Basic natural yogurt Bagel British mature Cheddar Method: 1. Mix 1 tin of tuna in spring water, drained, with 1 tin of butter beans, drained, and chopped fresh parsley.

Derby Live presents the Christmas Quangle Wangle

'... a marry, mad-cap Christmas presentation for younger children.' (Herald) Stella and Stan are waiting for Christinas. They find a mysterious parcel, which leads them to discover the Quangle Wangle who lives alone on his Crumpetty Tree. On the top of the Crumpetty Tree The Quangle Wangle sat, But his face you could not see. On account of his Beaver Hat. For his Hat was a hundred and two feet wide. With ribbons and ribbons on every side! A mass of strange visitors arrive and change the Quarg Wangle's life forever....the toe-less Pobble, the Orient Calf, Mr & Mrs Canary and the Golden Grouse. Sail with them as they journey to the land where the Jumblies live, to dance by the light of the Mulberry Moon! The Christmas Quangle Wangle was written & Directed by Virginia Radcliffe, and will be presented by Derby Live in Guildhall Theatre, Derby. This is an off-the-wall, hilarious celebration and musical voyage into the wild and wonderful world of Edward Lear&

Derby Cathedral Clocks

Derby Cathedral tower has been a feature of the Derby skyline since the reign of Henry VIII and was last refurbished in 1964. The clocks has been given a facelift recently, more than £2,500 was raised to buy new minute dots, Roman numerals, Arabic numbers and clock hands. Each clock face has now been hand-painted blue, with the numbers and dots made out of 24 carat gold ! Who says that churches are struggling under the economic downturn and the declining in attendance?