About Greg Hogben

British author of 'My Daughter's Army.' Advocate for Women’s Rights and LGBT Equality.

Schools and colleges to close in Republic of Ireland in wake of Coronavirus outbreak

Schools, colleges and other public facilities in the Republic of Ireland are due to close tomorrow in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak. Taoiseach Leo Varadar made the announcement Wednesday morning. Watch: https://twitter.com/rtenews/status/1238065234344058880

By |2020-03-12T11:47:31+00:00March 12th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Chelsea Manning recovering after suicide attempt

Chelsea Manning is recovering in hospital after she attempted suicide on Wednesday morning. The former Army intelligence analyst is due to appear at a hearing on Friday before Judge Anthony Trenga of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The judge is expected to rule on whether to end the civil contempt sanctions imposed on Manning after she refused to testify before a grand jury investigating the publication of military and diplomatic files she had provided to WikiLeaks in 2010. Andy Stepanian, a spokesman for Manning's legal team, said Manning continued to refuse to "participate in [...]

By |2020-03-12T11:22:39+00:00March 12th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Telegraph journalist says coronavirus ‘cull’ of elderly could benefit economy

A Telegraph journalist has suggested the coronavirus could ‘prove mildly beneficial’ to the UK economy by killing off elderly Brits. The bulk of the March 3rd article concentrated on the US making emergency interest rates cut to protect the economy against coronavirus. However, columnist Jeremy Warner went on to compare the virus with the Spanish flu, and how the 1918 pandemic ‘disproportionately affected’ young people, unlike the Covid-19 strain which ‘primarily kills the elderly’. He reasoned the Spanish flu had a lasting impact on supply because it killed off ‘primary bread-winners’, which he said is unlikely to happen with coronavirus. [...]

By |2020-03-12T10:58:57+00:00March 12th, 2020|Dad Blog|0 Comments

Pizza shop puts photos of adoptable pups on its pizza boxes

The Just Pizza & Wing Co. franchise in Amherst, NY, is attaching photos of adoptable dogs onto the lids of their pizza boxes in an effort to help the pups find loving homes. The idea came after Mary Alloy, who owns the pizza franchise with three of her children, began volunteering with the Niagara Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Alloy worked with Kimberly LaRussa, an SPCA event coordinator, to come up with ways to help more shelter animals find their forever homes. It's already proving to be a success.  After just one day of putting the photos on [...]

By |2020-03-10T12:01:12+00:00March 10th, 2020|Heartwarming|0 Comments

Two lawmakers who made contact with Trump self-quarantine

Two more members of Congress - including one who recently shook President Donald Trump's hand and another who rode on Air Force One - have announced that they will self-quarantine after coming into contact with an individual who has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference. https://twitter.com/RepDougCollins/status/1237096863624507398 https://twitter.com/RepMattGaetz/status/1237105148821938179   Watch: CNN Reports. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81rUeGytSpc   Rep. Doug Collins and Rep. Matt Gaetz are now the third and fourth congressmen to take the step, following the same announcements from Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar.

By |2020-03-10T10:10:37+00:00March 10th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Harry and Meghan appear at their final public engagement as working royals

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived at their final official appearance as Senior Royals. The Sussexes have gathered with the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the central London church for the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey. https://twitter.com/RoyalCentral/status/1237029612946894849   The service is the first time the Duke and Duchess have appeared in public with the royal family since they announced their plans to step back from royal duties in January. From 31st March, the couple will stop using their HRH titles and receiving public money. The [...]

By |2020-03-09T17:15:44+00:00March 9th, 2020|Dad Blog, News/Politics|1 Comment

Cory Booker endorses Joe Biden

Cory Booker has endorsed Joe Biden for president, becoming the latest in a string of presidential candidates to back the former vice president. The New Jersey senator tweeted his support to Biden this morning. https://twitter.com/CoryBooker/status/1236971319822082048 California Sen. Kamala Harris also endorsed Biden this weekend.

By |2020-03-09T11:36:44+00:00March 9th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Dear Harry, you made the right decision to leave.

For 35 years you’ve had men in suits telling you who to be, what to be, where to be, how to stand, what to say, what not to say, and how to serve your country. And while most of us enjoy the luxury of living our lives on our own terms, you haven't been afforded that because of your position. It’s a bizarre situation, isn’t it? You belong to an institution of extraordinary luxury and wealth, but subject to the perverse view many hold that you are public chattel from birth. As Prince Harry and the Duke of Sussex, [...]

By |2020-03-08T17:44:01+00:00March 8th, 2020|News/Politics|15 Comments

Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the Mountbatten Festival of Music.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday night as they continue their final round of royal duties. The festival brings together musicians, composers and conductors of the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines. This year, the performance will mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the 80th anniversary of the formation of Britain’s Commandos. Proceeds from the event go to the Royal Marines Association – The Royal Marines Charity and CLIC Sargent, who support cancer victims aged under 25 and their [...]

By |2020-03-07T19:39:19+00:00March 7th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex dazzle at the Endeavour Fund Awards

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex appeared last night at one of their last official engagements together before they step back from royal life later this month. The couple attended the Endeavour Fund awards ceremony to celebrate the sporting and adventure achievements of sick and injured service personnel. It was their first official appearance together since announcing in January that they would divide their time between Canada and the UK. The Duchess presented the Celebrating Excellence Award during the event and said: 'Its very nice to be back. It's the third year I've had the incredible fortune of joining my [...]

By |2020-03-06T08:49:53+00:00March 6th, 2020|Dad Blog|0 Comments