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Unusually I have very little to mention bar today’s subjects. But rather than fight it, I’ll let you enjoy this rare moment of calm… Here they are..
The issue of when to speak to children about sex is long been discussed, but when to talk to them about alcohol is rapidly becoming just as important to parents in the UK.
A report has found that one in twenty 10 and 11 year-olds say they’ve drunk heavily in the past four weeks. The knock-effects of this can be seen in the drinking stats of 14 and 15 year olds. So what to do?
If you’re a parent, what’s your experience? Have you raised the issue of drinking and if you have, how did it go and do you think it has had the desired effect? And should these kind of lessons be joined up with sex education, or are there entirely separate matters?
THE FUTURE FOR BANGLADESH
The official death toll at the moment is around 3000 but I don’t anyone thinks that is where the figure will stay. There are of thousands of people missing. Of course many people are concerned with the immediate needs of people affected by the cyclone, but discussions about Bangladesh’s future have already begun and we’ll hear some of them.
Cyclone Sidr comes just a few months after floods devastated the north of the country…. And go back further into Bangladesh’s past and there are numerous examples of the elements hindering the efforts of this country and its people to pull themselves above the poverty line.
So how can it be done? What can Bangladesh do to protect its development from the sea and the sky? Or is it simply an impossible task because of its geographical postion and its past?
WHERE TO GO IN 2008Carrying on from Chawezi’s campaign to get us to Malawi.. Isaac repeats that we should broadcast from what he’s calling central south Africa (there must be a regional title better than that)…Hi Ros, Chawezi is partly right I had loved you to have visited Zambia the real Africa with its beauties, the land where milk, honey and sugar flows. Especially at the Victoria Falls the border to Zimbabwe when reports had it that Zimbabweans were lining up for visas to enter Zambia. It’s very fascinating to ready that Africa countries are still imposing such restrictions movements to each other. I would also be very interested to see how the Malawian health sector is doing since most medical personnel have been poached by Britain. Come and visit Central South Africa. IsaacI’ll pass it on to the powers that be Isaac.
Speak to you all later. Cheers, Ros