Monthly Archives: August 2013

Thousands of Ahmadis in Hampshire

See on Scoop.it – The Global Village It promises to be a beautiful sunny weekend. But why have tens of thousands of Ahmadi Muslims come together in the picturesque Hampshire countryside? Kevin Friery‘s insight: "As Muslims it’s our duty to … Continue reading

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Golden Rice: Lifesaver?

See on Scoop.it – The Global Village The fight over genetically modified crops has gone global. Is hysteria impeding science? Kevin Friery‘s insight: “A lot of the criticism of G.M.O.’s in the Western world suffers from a lack of understanding … Continue reading

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Author’s sainthood claims probed

See on Scoop.it – The Global Village The Bishop of Northampton is to appoint a priest to look into claims that author G.K. Chesterton should be made a saint. Kevin Friery‘s insight: What a piece of fatuous nonsense See on … Continue reading

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‘Amazon’ (BBC ‘UH III’) – TERRA PRETA =

See on Scoop.it – The Global Village This is from the 3rd installemt of a BBC documentary series (‘Unnatural Histories’) on the definitive ‘wildness’ (or not so) of three wilderness zones; the ‘… Kevin Friery‘s insight: I’d never heard of … Continue reading

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Cardinal ‘blocked sex abuse report’

See on Scoop.it – The Global Village The former archbishop of Glasgow says Cardinal Keith O’Brien blocked a report into sex abuse in the church. Kevin Friery‘s insight: Yet another illustration of why we need religion to help us maintain … Continue reading

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Sansom sees ‘light at end of tunnel’ – BBC Sport

See on Scoop.it – Mental Wellbeing Former Arsenal defender Kenny Sansom is hoping to improve his life through football after being sober for 13 days. Kevin Friery‘s insight: Just one little drink can’t hurt…can it?  See on m.bbc.co.uk

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Pants named after astronomer Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

See on Scoop.it – The Global Village You know that science communication has reached a whole new level when someone names a pair of women’s pants after an astronomer Kevin Friery‘s insight: You know that science communication has reached a … Continue reading

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Measles clinic claims ‘misleading’

See on Scoop.it – The Global Village A clinic selling separate measles, mumps and rubella vaccines must remove “misleading” claims from its website implying a link between the MMR jab and autism. Kevin Friery‘s insight: The ASA said it had … Continue reading

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High School Student Calls Out Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Speaker On Slut-Shaming

See on Scoop.it – The Global Village Seventeen-year-old Katelyn Campbell is currently fighting her high school for the right to speak out against Pam Stenzel, a touring speaker who promotes abstinence-only sexual education. Kevin Friery‘s insight: Campbell said several students … Continue reading

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Mental health nurses on police beat

See on Scoop.it – Mental Wellbeing Five more police forces are to pilot a scheme whereby mental health nurses will accompany officers to incidents, the government has announced. Kevin Friery‘s insight: Good idea See on http://www.bbc.co.uk

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