Cardiff is to lose its position as home of the European office of the International Baccalaureate according to a report in the Guardian . The International Baccalaureate is the main rival to the A level in the UK (HS Diploma in the US). 100,000 take the IB diploma worldwide and at least 3, 315 in the UK. 300 are expected to lose their jobs in Cardiff when they relocate their offices to Amsterdam. This is a major blow to UK education.
Monique Seefried who is chair of the board of governors in the UK told the staff that Cardiff was too remote a location for the program. She told staff that Cardiff has very poor transport communications. The IB has seen some tremendous growth over the last year, and Cardiff is just not an adequate place for it. It has been in Cardiff for the last 20 years.
Many of us ex pats have complained about Cardiff’s lack of a high enough profile in the world, and it totally rubbish airport. I found it very sad to read Colin Jenkins letter in the Western mail today. Mr. Jenkins who was the first operation director of the program lauds the efforts of the Western Mail, the Lib Dems and Plaid Cymru in trying to keep the IB in Cardiff. It’s sad that the Welsh Assembly Government does not share that view. This present administration has a abysmal record when it comes to education! How tragic.
World Famous Welsh Director, Karl Francis has been arrested for having child sex images on his computer, according to a report on the Wales Online site . Karl who? you ask.
A very fair minded documentary by the US PBS program on Hugo Chavez. I think his fan club in Wales should take note!
The People of Llanrumney spoke yesterday. They do not want a new state of the art school built on the site of their leisure centre. According to reports on BBC Wales . The plan was for two schools in the east of Cardiff to close (Llanrumney and Rumney). They would be replaced by a state of the art school built on the site of the Eastern Leisure, with the leisure centre being refurbished at a cost of 7 Million Pounds, and a total of 40 Million pounds being invested for the new school. The Council plan can be found here.
A pressure group known as the "Rumney Recreation ground Eastern Leisure centre" (RREL) led by a thug by the name of Don Taylor were opposed to the location. Claiming it would lead to Llanumney losing valuable green space comparable to Roath Park or Victoria Park in Canton.
Unfortunately due to a very low turn out (27) and the deliberate lies that Mr. Taylor and his friends in the local Labour Party spread, the proposal was defeated with 3000 voting against and 231 voting for the proposal. It is sad because there were posters put up which said "save Eastern Leisure centre" and that the centre would be 100 % closed. As you read in the proposals this is totally untrue.
February 17th was both a sad day for Llanrumney and for democracy. I hope for one that both Cllr Ralph Cookway and Don Taylor choke on their Clark’s pie.
Some of my friends may (or not) that Morgan Hen is defunct. I was getting frustrated with not writing anything decent. or even having the time to write at all.
- "Nazi" "Labour" "oops" "Balls up"
- "Ralph Cook" "Stupid" Common sense"
- "Welshman" 'Founding father" United States" "Declaration of Independence"
- Amusement park
- Anti semitism
- Cardiff Blues
- Cardiff Labour
- Castell Coch
- Celtic Tiger
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Dr Barry Morgan
- Ethan Allen
- Farooq Kathwari
- Gwynfor Evans
- Hillary Rodham Clinton
- James Carville
- Jonathan Morgan
- Julie Morgan
- Kathleen Sebelius
- Latin America
- Mark Zuckerberg
- Marquess of Bute
- Plaid Cymru
- Ralph Cookway
- rapid Transit
- Roald Dahl
- Rodney Berman
- Seperation of Church and State
- Sexually transmitted disease
- Tad y genedl".
- Terry Matthews
- The Great Famine
- Theme Park
- United States
- Waste of Money