Posts tagged ‘general’

January 24, 2012

Dangerous Dogs

With the tragic mauling of a 6 years old girl over the weekend, dangerous dogs are back on the agenda. The poor girl had half her ear bitten off and suffered severe bite wounds to her head and body. She will need continuous surgery for the foreseeable future, never mind the mental scarring from such an attack. The father of the child spoke of the incident as needless and described the dog owner as a spectator to the onslaught.

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August 24, 2011

Attack of the Mosquitoes

NHS Direct have reported a 15% increase in insect bites and claim that most of the incidents are by swarms of mosquitoes!! Have you been bitten sitting in your garden or in the park? I have, repeatedly!

 

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June 21, 2011

Ethics, What Ethics?

The BBC Trust ruled that the footage on the Panorama programme showing small children working on clothing for Primark in Banglore in June 2008 was not authentic. The programme highlighted how Primark’s own ethical guidelines were being broken with its suppliers outsourcing to home workers and smaller factories who were using small children.

 

However, some of the journalists concerned, including Guardian media correspondence Roy Greensdale, are outraged and are concerned that this ruling has been made on inconclusive evidence.

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May 24, 2011

You Either Love It Or Hate It

The Guardian reported today that the much loved British yeast extract product, Marmite, has been banned in Denmark for being fortified with added vitamins.

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May 23, 2011

Dare To Drive

Saudi Arabia will be experiencing a social revolution, on June 17th,  from women who are campaigning for their right to drive. At the centre of the promotion of the campaign is Manal Alsharif’s video of herself driving on You Tube, here seen through ScarceMedia.

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