lunes, 5 de diciembre de 2016

And talking about Spain ...

Thanks to Javier R., we can also read about Spanish people generosity.

Spain tops world organ donation rankings


Spain tops world organ donation rankings
Spain saw 36 donors per million people in 2014, "far superior" to the European Union figure of 19. Photo of a surgical team: Shutterstock
Spanish surgeons beat their own organ donation record in 2014 despite serious cuts to the country's health system in recent years.
A total of 4,360 organ donations were carried out in Spain in 2014, beating the Spanish record of 4,279 notched up in 2013, new figures released by the country's National Transplant Organization (ONT) on Tuesday show.
Of these transplants, 2,678 were kidneys, 1,068 were liver transplants and 265 were heart transplants.
Spain also saw 36 donors per million people in 2014 — equal to 1,682 donors — "far superior" to the European Union figure of 19, health authorities said of the 2014 results. 
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Spain tops world organ donation ranking

viernes, 2 de diciembre de 2016

The Return Journey, Maeve Binchy


Resultado de imagen de reading

Find below the stories which are compulsory for all of you:

1. The return journey
2. The wrong suitcase
3. Miss Vogel's vacation
4. The home sitter
5. Package tour
6. The apprenticeship
7. The business trip
8. The Crossing
9. The women in hats
10. Excitement
11. Holiday weather
12. Victor and St Valentine
13. Cross lines
14. A holiday with your father

You have to start reading and we'll talk about the first 3 in the class on Dec 13th.
Of course you can read as many as you want!
I hope you enjoy the stories.

miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2016

The World's most generous countries


Have you ever wondered who are the most generous countries in the world?

Here you have some information:

A further breakdown of how countries give, per the study
Most likely to Donate money
Burma
Indonesia
Australia
Malta
New Zealand
Most Likely to Volunteer
Turkmenistan
Burma
Indonesia
Sri Lanka
United States 
Most Likely to Help a Stranger
Libya
Somalia
Malawi
Botswana
United States 




























Sri LankaSimilar to Burma, giving in Sri Lanka is strongly informed by religion. “Most Sri Lankans are Buddhist and Hindus, and both religions endorse charity and sharing,” said Mahinthan So, who lives in the capital Colombo.
The Sri Lankan city of Matara holds several events to encourage charitability and benevolence (Credit: Credit: Peter Schickert/Alamy)
The Sri Lankan city of Matara holds several events to encourage charitability and benevolence (Credit: Peter Schickert/Alamy)
A willingness to help is particularly evident in the southernmost city of Matara. “There is a saying in Sri Lanka, that says ‘No matter where you go in the island, in case of a need, you will always find a fellow from Matara and they'll definitely be happy to help,’” said Supun Budhajeewa, from Matara himself. “We have that feeling of belonging deep inside us. I think that sums us up.




And you can read the complete article clicking here:
BBC_news



jueves, 24 de noviembre de 2016

domingo, 20 de noviembre de 2016

A gentleman has died

In memoriam


Watch Leonard Cohen's Prince of Asturias' speech.
Then you will have to answer some questions. Click here to get them:
Leonar Cohen questions

viernes, 11 de noviembre de 2016