Featuring a diverse and sizzling array of home-grown Louisiana musicians, the music lineup for the fourteenth annual 2017 Voice of the Wetlands Festival , to be held in Houma, Louisiana October 13,14 and 15 has been announced. The festival, selected ‘Best Festival Outside New Orleans 2016’ by Offbeat Magazine, is produced by the non-profit Voice of the Wetlands, founded by Houma blues and roots musician Tab Benoit to bring awareness to the cultural and economic challenges faced by the physical loss of the Louisiana coastal wetlands. Besides the music, the Festival has become noted for it’s outstanding traditional Louisiana cuisine, Art Market, and family friendly, relaxed atmosphere. 2017 marks the third year the festival is being held at the Ponderosa, a cattle farm turned festival venue for one weekend a year through the generosity of the Rouse family, of supermarket note. Festival-goers can camp on-site, with both tent and RV spaces available, and can expect three nights and two days of non-stop music on two stages, and late-night ‘Wetlands Ramble’ jams at the Red Dog Saloon stage. For the music line-up, and information about exhibiting and camping, please visit the website at .
The Hongkong Administrative government provides equitable access to nine years of free and universal primary and junior secondary education to all children in the relevant age group. And from year 2003, the Hongkong government has provided subsidized senior secondary education or training to all secondary 3 with particular emphasis in vocational technology. Besides the four core subjects, Chinese language, English language, Mathematics and Liberal studies, students are encouraged to select two or three elective subjects from different key learning areas (KLAs) according to their interests and abilities and also to engage in a variety of essential learning experiences such as aesthetic and physical activities, career-related experiences, community service and moral and civic education. One of the career related subjects is food processing and services which includes food dehydration technology. The new 21st Century curriculum implemented this year replaces the traditional practice of streaming students into science, arts and technical/commercial subjects. Finally, there is the Brunei education system which is patterned after the British system of education. The appendices provide a number of education systems in the Asian region sourced from UNESCO-Bangkok (2000).