IFAW Seal Rescue

The seal hunting in Canada constitutes a real danger to the living of the local seal population as it is reported today. But that is not the single threat to the well-being of these animals. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starts the campaign to save the seals worldwide. The efforts of the activists find the support in a wide number of countries including Canada, Russia and Namibia. The citizens of these countries offer their help no matter if they are scientists, officials or just the people who care about the animals.

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Higher education in different countries.

Higher education is the highest priority of any civilized person. Why? In the modern world the fact one has higher education means his belonging to the best layer of human society. Unlike the primary and secondary education, higher education even in the developed countries isn’t common. In the most developed countries half of population has higher education, but if we take the developing counties of Africa, the things differ.

To enter an African university, it is necessary to get the certificate called SSCE. Exams are carried out by the African examination councils. For obtaining this certificate it is necessary to pass the following exams: exact sciences, English, technical and professional subjects. After these examinations it is possible to enter a university, a technical secondary institute or a teacher training college. In African countries there have always been great difficulties with any education, to say nothing of the higher one. Access to higher education remains limited, especially for country people. Though, distance education is very popular there: it’s a common practice to send students abroad to study.
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Various Standarts of Beauty

The most surprising image of a beautiful person was probably in the culture of the ancient Maya tribes. Being the dedicated sun worshipers they were eager to resemble their god. The flat and round face with the nose which is not protruded forward was the most desirable one. These “perfect” face features were the ones that everyone wanted to have. The offspings of Maya still have the batter noses. To reach this effect the scull of a baby was fixed in a special pieces of wood. The flexible bones of a baby were deformed in the way which made his head reminding the disc of the sun. The sign of the feminine beauty was the squinting. When a baby girl was born her parents hang the colored balls above her bed and the girl was growing cross-eyed for sure. Another fashionable trick was to grind the teeth down and cover the remains with the ruby or emerald powder. The adult women covered their body with a sticky smelly red butter. Wearing that strange greasy film on their bodies they were considered to be elegant. They also painted their faces.

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