Opinion


The Voice – Do you really want to hurt me?

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Jan 2016

The Voice – Do you really want to hurt me?

Let’s get something clear, right away. For good or bad, I am an avid watcher of The Voice…and X Factor and BGT. I like the drama of it and the buzz of seeing great talent, when these people eventually appear before the judging panels, and then the lead up to the finals, even if sometimes I am disappointed at the outcome....

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Hello hello – Coventry Police enter unlocked homes and tweet photos

28

Jan 2016

Hello hello – Coventry Police enter unlocked homes and tweet photos

This is both funny and serious! Do you remember a time when you could leave your front doors unlocked? No neither do I, well maybe on a trip to Cyprus in the 70’s and 80’s where many a front door was left unopen and a Finikoudes market stall just covered up overnight. This week’s I heard an interesting story about Police in Coventry who have been criticised...

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The computer geek who inspired a revolution in Egypt – Part 1

28

Jan 2016

The computer geek who inspired a revolution in Egypt – Part 1

I watch the TED talks videos from time to time and this week I heard Wael Ghomin speak about the power of social media. In Part One I’ll be taking a look at how his Facebook page sparked a revolution. Here a few extracts from the video transcipt:- Wael Ghonim is the Google executive who helped jumpstart Egypt’s democratic revolution … with a Facebook page...

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U.S. style safe rooms in schools to avoid “the baddies” come to the UK

28

Jan 2016

U.S. style safe rooms in schools to avoid “the baddies” come to the UK

Doing the school run this morning, I was listening to the morning radio talking about a US style safe room that had been introduced in a primary school. Late last year a Nottinghamshire academy had a drill aimed at avoiding the “bad people”. So teachers had pupils rushing through corridors, getting under desks, and entering a safe room. The whole school was involved. The purpose...

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