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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

Just Eat for Chinese Takeaway

Porcelain Chinese Soup Spoons, Set of 12 - Set of 12 (Google Affiliate Ad) Just installed a Just-eat online takeaway service for our Chinese takeaway. It works like this: when customers find Just-Eat on the internet, they enter their postcode to find the takeaway or restaurant  that deliver to their area, they order from the online menu, and pay by card or cash on delivery. The restaurant receives the order on a printed copy straight to their Just-Eat terminal. The Just-Eat terminal looks like a card swipe machine, but it basically works as a remote thermal printing device, connected by GPS modem, and controlled by a wireless SIM card, this SIM card might be provided by mobile phone company, such as O2 or T-mobile, etc, since it uses their mobile network to send and receive data. it is activated upon signing the contract with Just-Eat website. To use this device is very simple, when it beeps, you press F1 button to accept the order, or F2 button to reject it. This function is r

May I take your order?

When my Chinese Takeaway boss was looking for his iPhone charger, he came across this magnetic fridge picture, and asked, "What does this say?" I look at it, and read it loud: "All my years of education boil down to this ...' May I take your order?" "Wow," I said, "It is specially made for me. This must be a highly educated person jolted down on an restaurant order slip when he or she was waiting for the customer to make an order." This was the second shock so far since I started working in this takeaway. One customer, who was drunk that night, said to me or might be to himself, "the best of your past is the worst of your future." I check its meaning on the internet, some says this is a good wish, but to me it seems to say that the advantage of my past has become an obstacle to my progress today, and my best part of the past has now been my worst and useless, I have to find a new way of life. When Buzz of Toy Story found

Baby's Head Wetting Session

I just signed up a Vodafone mobile a week ago, the moment I received the phone, there was a missed call from a certain financial institute, the caller left a voice message to someone and asked him to call back, since I have deleted the voice message, I can't remember the name. Two days later, I received a message, inviting "ME" to a Baby's Head Wetting Sesh, like this: On Sat 27th, babys head wetting sesh for myself and Mr Clifton round and about town. Starting early doors, if your coming let me know, if you're not let me know, if you're not sure make your mind up and let me know.  Since I didn't know what ""Baby's head wetting session" means, so I replied the message, asked if the sender knew who I was, the sender said, "Yes, you're an Old Bald man in Melton Mowbray." I may be old, but I am definitely not bald. After doing a little bit of search, I found out that "Baby's head wetting" actually means d

Govan Baby

I pass the "Govan Baby" Sculpture almost everyday. It's actually a drinking fountain, and more than a hundred years old! Since the water element has not been restored , I have never seen water jets or people drinking from it. The cherub and basin has been lost and found in a local builder's garden . It was in a state of disrepair for many years. This sculpture was erected in remembrance of the local doctor who died at age 42, he died so young.