Issue number one hundred and fourteen (June 2010) in a series of Signposts from WorldU3A International, sent once a month to any and all U3A members anywhere in the world.

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The Asia Pacific Alliance of National Universities of the Third Age announce provisional rates for their international conference, to be held in Singapore in 2011. See http://worldu3a.org/apalliance for further details.

The 2011 conference will take place on 7th and 8th of August 2011 and 9th of August is Singapore's National Celebration Day with parades and street events. Provisional costs are as follows:

Booked before March 31st: 3 nights - 6th,7th and 8th - US$250
Booked after March 31st: 3 nights - 6th,7th and 8th - US$260

Booked before March 31st: 4 nights - 6th,7th 8th 9th - US$300
Booked after March 31st: 4 nights - from 6th,7th 8th 9th - US$310

The Alzheimer's Research Trust has commissioned the Health Economics Research Centre at the University of Oxford to produce a report on the economic cost of dementia to the UK, and the country's investment in research to find new treatments, preventions and cures.

The Oxford team's findings are astonishing. They show dementia to be the greatest medical challenge of our time. Click on http://www.dementia2010.org/

All subject groups: The online tutorials at http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/ are designed for secondary school students of course, but the explanations are so clear that are ideal for any subject group that has access to Internet/projector.

A K Malhotra, Secretary of U3A Lucknow, India, sends this report.
We are now taking part in the international project MY U3A, which lists details of groups around the whole world. Click here, and then on our link 'Lucknow' on the right hand panel.

We are also applying for funding to develop the very deprived village of DEBARIPANA, in the gramsabha NAVIPANA, into a model village with proper facilities and sanitation.

Here's a bit of fun and, possibly, education. www.ehow.com
Organised into 'Interest Groups' there are lots of little video clips on a very wide range of subjects.
Thank you, Ron Atkinson - Stockton U3A

Articles in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish present a World Tour of Older Persons Homes. Click on http://www.globalaging.org/elderrights/world/ to discover how older persons are living around the globe.
Thank you, Kathrine Fenton-May, U3A Durban, South Africa

TECHNICAL MATTERS
Google's CHROME browser has a nifty set of 'extensions' you can install (and uninstall if you don't like them). For example the chrome.translate.extension translates entire webpages into a language of your choice with one click. Clickon https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/aapbdbdomjkkjkaonfhkkikfgjllcleb
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