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Clarkson Confident He’ll Star in ‘Another Car Show’

Posted: April 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web, Grilled Auto News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Clarkson Confident He’ll Star in ‘Another Car Show’

UPDATED! Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear Presenter Booted by BBC

The now former Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson says he would work on another motoring program after being dropped by the BBC for hitting a producer. He revealed his pain at leaving Top Gear, a hugely successful show which draws more than 250 million viewers around the world, but said he would “pick up the pieces and start again” :: Read the full article »»»»


Australian Halal Money Funds Terrorism According to Jacqui Lambie, But She’s Not Alone

Posted: February 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australian Halal Money Funds Terrorism According to Jacqui Lambie, But She’s Not Alone

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Jacqui Lambie has questioned whether halal certification funds militants in Syria and Iraq. The independent senator is threatening to introduce a private senator’s bill to stop what she believes is “halal money” funding terrorist group Islamic State :: Read the full article »»»»


Pope Francis to Become First Pontiff to Address Both Houses of US Congress

Posted: February 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Pope Francis to Become First Pontiff to Address Both Houses of US Congress

Pope FrancisPope Francis will address a joint session of the US Congress in September, marking the first time the head of the Catholic Church has delivered such a speech, lawmakers say.

The pontiff, who is also expected to meet president Barack Obama, will speak before members of the Senate and House of Representatives on September 24.

“That day, His Holiness will be the first pope in our history to address a joint session of Congress,” US speaker of the house John Boehner told reporters. “We are humbled that the holy father has accepted our invitation and certainly look forward to receiving his message on behalf of the American people.”

Pope Francis confirmed late last year that he would visit the United States in September to take part in a Catholic Church congress in Philadelphia.

During his visit, he will also address the United Nations in New York :: Read the full article »»»»


Finland Calls Finish to Cursive Hand-writing Lessons in Classrooms

Posted: February 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Finland Calls Finish to Cursive Hand-writing Lessons in Classrooms

Finland Calls Finish to Cursive Hand Writing Lessons in Classrooms

Finland is scrapping cursive writing lessons in schools from next year and will instead teach children how to type, raising questions for the future of handwriting in Australian classrooms.

The country’s board of education said learning to type was “more relevant to everyday life”, a skill that Australian experts agreed was a better use of school time. Since implementing education reforms 40 years ago, Finland’s school system has consistently come at the top for the international rankings for education systems.

Finnish children don’t start school until they’re 7, exams don’t kickoff until they’re into their teens – going unmeasured for the first 6 years of education – There is only 1 mandatory standardised test – taken at 16 yo – and the difference between the weakest and strongest student is the lowest on the planet. So should we be taking notice? :: Read the full article »»»»


UPDATED! Egypt Frees and Deports Australian Al Jazeera Journalist

Posted: February 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web, Hard Pill to Swallow, Media, Socially Engineerd | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on UPDATED! Egypt Frees and Deports Australian Al Jazeera Journalist

UPDATED! Jailed Al Jazeera Reporter Mohamed Fahmy Renounces Egypt Citizenship

Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy has renounced his Egyptian citizenship, his family says, in a bid to follow his Australian colleague Peter Greste in being released from a Cairo jail.

Fahmy’s surrender of his Egyptian passport is a necessary first step for him to be released and deported as a foreign national under a decree issued by president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in November. He also has Canadian citizenship.

Canadian foreign minister John Baird said late on Monday (local time) that Fahmy’s release was “imminent”, following the freeing on Sunday of Greste.

The two men were jailed along with Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed on charges of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood. A relative of Fahmy said he signed the papers giving up his citizenship more than a week ago :: Read the full article »»»»