Friday night at around 10.30pm, tragedy struck when a helicopter crashed onto a pub roof. People looked on in horror at what was being shown on their TV’s. Me included. Continue reading
Well there is nothing like being caught with your pants down is there? And today at the Hacking trial it emerged that good old Coulson was having an affair with Rebekah Brooks.. Continue reading
We are all used to seeing the Northern Lights on video whilst standing on the earth and looking up.
But this is the view from the International Space Station.
Absolutely amazing footage captureed of the Aurora Borealis which was recorded by the crews of expeditions 28 and 29 using a special low-light 4K-camera 240 miles above Earth.
n the 6th May 2013, one brave lady, managed to escape from a house she was being held captive in.. a neighbour saw her, helped with her escape and raised the alarm that saved the lives of not just her but two other kidnap victims and this escapees daughter. Her name Amanda Berry.
She through sheer determination and a gut instinct for survival, saved all those lives that day.. and she is a heroine for being brave enough to escape. Continue reading
And this is one of the reasons why we need press reform.. If this is true and this person isn’t just bluffing.. then something really needs to be done about this kind of behaviour.
(not satire – I’m sorry to say)
There have been rumours for some time now that some people – police, journalists, hackers – are able to trace personal phone numbers and home addresses of Twitter users if the user was accessing Twitter from a mobile phone.
I’m not sure of the legality or not of the alleged methods used – but needless to say it bypasses the expensive and time-consuming proper method of getting a legal notice to force Twitter to reveal information about its users.
I was therefore very interested when it was brought to my attention that a journalist who regularly writes for the Mail and the Express was openly boasting on Twitter that she had used her ‘contacts’ to ‘trace’ the personal numbers and home addresses of people she claimed had been trolling her*.
Now given the disgraceful recent history of journalists hacking personal phones – many…
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The last figure quoted for the costs of the Leveson-Inquiry-costs-July-2011-to-June-2012.. and I doubt if this is the final figure. When all the costs are added together I suspect they will total closer to the £5 million mark.
I have just been reading the story, on Sky News, about the school where a little boy was made to wear a Hi-Viz vest because of his behaviour. By all accounts, his father has now removed him from the school on the grounds that his son was being humiliated. During the interview (clip below) the child states that he had to wear the vest for 3 weeks and the school are saying that the child only wore it for 2 days.
Now I don’t know about you, but someone is lying, either the child or the school. And as a parent surely you could find out from the kids in your child’s class how many times your child had to wear the jacket. And if your child is found to be lying and exaggerating how long the vest was worn, can you believe him when he says that he wasn’t misbehaving?
Now years ago, when I was at School, if you were naughty you sat on your own in the class or you did your lessons in the deputy heads office, if you continued being a disruptive influence during lessons. If you did not respect the teacher, my god you knew it.. but the question I ask,did it do any of us any harm? Absolutely not.
Now teachers, are trying to discipline kids from unruly behaviour with their hands tied behind their backs.
The father of the offending child, has removed his son from the school and has stated the following should the school keep this form of punishment:
“If they decide to keep that I will seek legal action. I will certainly not see my child humiliated like that. Or any of the other children.”
Sue Hoyland the head teacher says it is a trial initiative and so far has been very successful, she goes on to say the following about the claims that this father makes about his son having to wear the Hi-Viz vest:
“It’s not about stigmatising children it’s about tracking improved behaviour with them and allowing them to enjoy their achievements and their successes,” she said.
“It’s used only for a short time, it’s monitored regularly by the head teacher who takes every opportunity to praise and encourage the children who have made improvements.”
Now I don’t know about you, but one of the questions I would be asking is this, what did my son do to warrant the school making him wear the jacket? Wouldn’t you be asking the same question? And if it is found, like I suspect it was, that the child was being naughty, then instead of removing the child from school, perhaps it might be a good idea to tell your child to behave in future and that way he won’t be forced to wearing a Hi-Viz vest.
You know it is simple really, tell your kids to behave and tell them, whatever punishment that the school enforces if they are being naughty is fine by you and, that you will be supporting the school and the decisions they make about your punishment.
Can you all remember back in July 1969 going to bed very early and being woken up by your parents in the middle of the night to see the Moon Landing? I can… even though I had just turned 11 it was something that all the kids wanted to watch… man walking on the moon.
I can remember my friends younger brother, who happened to live next door, stepping outside and shouting that he can’t see him. We were all glued to the TV as we heard those famous words that were spoken by Neill Armstrong, ” That’s one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind.” Continue reading
Last night twitter was a buzz with tweets over the execution of Troy Davis. I was watching the live stream from Democracynow.org.
As the execution hour came and went, a loud cheer erupted in the crowd outside the prison. People were jubilant that the Supreme Court had stepped in. First the cheers that a Stay had been ordered turned to disappointment that it was only a reprieve until they decided if they should listen to the clemency appeals made on Troy’s behalf by his lawyers.
There was one tweet that sent a shiver down my spine, when they said they think that Troy Davis is still in the execution chamber whilst waiting to learn his fate. Continue reading
After reading this week how the family of Milly Dowler were treated in Court, it just shows that defendants have more rights than their victims.
Apart from having to live through the painful experience of listening to how their daughter died the parents also had to listen to the slurs to Milly’s personality and character along with having their own personal sex-life spilled out in Court for everyone to hear and report. Continue reading