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Try looking in the monthly archives. October 2015

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Governing body is the real culprit

It is not easy being in charge, especially if it is in a highly competitive environment and also the subject of great, and conflicting, emotions. Keeping a cool head in that sort of situation is going to test anyone, no […]

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Uncertain future of circus animals

Animal welfare is an issue of some importance. It matters more to some people than others but the elimination of cruelty and mistreatment is important. Where it lies in relation to human rights, domestic violence and cruelty to children is […]

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Teenager with cancer receives cruel hoax offer

How very cruel-minded and warped must someone be to make a fake offer of a $40,000 anonymous donation to pay for a sick girl’s cancer treatment. Yes, you read that correctly, the offer was a fake.
Just imagine how the teenage […]

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Online petitions, money and punishment lashes

Online petition sites, on which anyone can start their own appeal for support for a cause in which they are interested, seem to have taken off in the last couple of years.
But, be warned, once you sign one petition, you […]

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If we complain then we must praise too

Unlike people from many countries, the British seem to be well known for their reluctance to ‘make a fuss’ or ‘cause a scene’. They would rather walk away and never return than complain.
Of course, that is a grossly unfair and […]

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Thanks to those who love their jobs

An off-duty Tennessee paramedic has hit the headlines, been on television and been featured on social media. And all because, before leaving the church to go to the reception, she was alerted by phone to a car accident involving her […]

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World inter-faith movement needs inclusivity

Representatives of religions from across the globe are meeting up in the USA, for the Parliament of the World’s Religions that opens in Salt Lake City today, 15th October.
The parliament is, perhaps, the greatest international inter-faith movement and draws followers […]

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A change for both time and date

Have you ever been confused about dates being labelled as BCE or CE, or times of the day being quoted as UTC?
They are certainly not what most of us grew up learning at school, so it is easy to see […]

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Random acts of kindness can create a more caring world

Tales about people being kind to one another have been popular and frequent in social media and now more of us are urged to do the same under the umbrella term of Random Acts of Kindness, something akin to the […]

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Today’s the day Columbus did NOT discover America

Today, 12th October, has for many years been dedicated to the memory of Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer who discovered various places and claimed them for the Spanish crown who financed his expeditions.
Of course he is best known as the […]

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