Open Letter to My “Relatives” Who are No Longer “Family” Because of Trump and Trumpism

There is a difference between family and relatives.  Family are the people who are there for you, who support you, who pull you up when you are down, who stand up for you, and who stand against those who would tear you down.  Relatives are people with whom you happen to share a bloodline.  But there is most certainly a difference. Most of the time your blood and family intersect. But sometimes your family has no blood relation to you, and sometimes your blood relatives fall outside your family. There is also a difference between politics and life.  Politics are [...]

By |2021-01-07T22:12:17+00:00January 7th, 2021|News/Politics, Open Letters|0 Comments

99-year-old war veteran raises a whopping £12m for the NHS.

A 99-year-old war veteran has walked 100 laps of his garden to raise a whopping £12,000,000 for the NHS. Captain Tom Moore originally wanted to raise £1,000 for NHS Charities Together by completing laps of his garden before his 100th birthday. But with the help of  the 640,000 people who made  generous donations to his fundraising page, he smashed his goal. Watch him pass the finish line: Shortly after he finished the fundraiser, the retired soldier had words of advice for a nation coping with the coronvirus lockdown. "You've all got to remember that we will get through it in [...]

By |2020-04-16T11:41:52+01:00April 16th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

New Zealand PM and ministers take pay cut in solidarity with those affected by Covid-19

Jacinda Ardern has announced she and other ministers will take a 20% pay cut lasting six months to show solidarity with those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The New Zealand Prime Minister said it was important the government’s most highly paid politicians show “leadership and solidarity” with workers on the frontline and those who had lost their livelihoods. The Guardian reports: Ardern said: “If there was ever a time to close the gap between groups of people across New Zealand in different positions, it is now. I am responsible for the executive branch and this is where we can take [...]

By |2020-04-15T15:43:48+01:00April 15th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Stephanie Grisham out as White House Press Secretary

Stephanie Grisham is leaving her role as White House Press Secretary. The news comes as President Donald Trump's new chief of staff, Mark Meadows, reorganizes West Wing staff. Grisham is leaving the role of  Press Secretary without ever having briefed the press. According to reports, Grisham will be First Lady Melania Trump's new chief of staff. She previously served in the East Wing as the first lady's communications director.

By |2020-09-11T13:33:50+01:00April 7th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

The Queen thanks healthcare workers for ‘selfless dedication’

In a statement released on Tuesday morning, the Queen said: 'On the occasion of World Health Day, I want to thank all those working in the healthcare profession for your selfless commitment and diligence as you undertake vitally important roles to protect and improve the health and well-being of people across the commonwealth, and around the world.   The Royal Family twitter account also released this video to accompany the statement. You may also like: Harry and Meghan to launch new charity named Archewell  

By |2020-04-07T10:37:52+01:00April 7th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

16 moments of human kindness amid the coronavirus pandemic

Although uncertainty and fear dominate the headlines during the COVID-19 crisis, it's good to take a moment to focus on the good in the world.  No politics, no fear-mongering, no hatred, just people coming together to take care of one another at this very difficult time.  Here are 16 examples of human kindness to remind you that, despite the unprecedented chaos and dread that this virus spreads, people are still fundamentally good. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. [...]

By |2020-04-03T13:24:00+01:00April 3rd, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Fauci: ‘I don’t understand why every state hasn’t issued stay-at-home orders’

America's top infectious disease expert said Thursday he doesn't understand why every state hasn't issued stay-at-home orders as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the US. "I don't understand why that's not happening," Dr. Anthony Fauci told Anderson Cooper during CNN's coronavirus town hall. Watch: Dr. Anthony Fauci made it clear that he supports all Americans being under a stay-at-home order. "If you look at what's going on in this country, I just don't understand why we're not doing that. We really should be." #CNNTownHall — Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) April 3, 2020 Fauci also stressed the dangers [...]

By |2020-04-03T07:17:34+01:00April 3rd, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Jeff Bezos donates $100m to U.S. food banks amid coronavirus pandemic.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million to food banks across the U.S. in an effort to help those affected by the cornavirus outbreak. In an Instagram post, Bezo wrote: Even in ordinary times, food insecurity in American households is an important problem, and unfortunately COVID-19 is amplifying that stress significantly. Non-profit food banks and food pantries rely in large part on surplus food from a range of food businesses. For example, many restaurants donate excess food. But during this time of social distancing, restaurants are closed, and many other normal channels of excess food have also [...]

By |2020-04-03T06:24:32+01:00April 3rd, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Joe Wicks raises $100,000 for frontline NHS staff

Joe Wicks has revealed this morning that his online PE classes have raised an amazing $100,000 (£80,888) for the NHS staff on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. Watch: Joe's YouTube series peaked last week with almost one million people tuning in around the world to join in with his daily PE class.

By |2020-04-01T10:39:26+01:00April 1st, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Dolly Parton to read bedtime stories to kids during Coronavirus lockdown

Dolly Parton has announced a new video series entitled “Goodnight With Dolly,” featuring the country singer reading aloud from children’s books on Thursday evenings. The series begins on April 2nd at 7:00 p.m. EST, on the YouTube channel for Parton’s Imagination Library, and will run for 10 weeks.   The superstar Grammy winner didn’t set out a schedule for the stories she’d be reading, but she did list the books. Each story will be collected from the Imagination Library’s titles for young audiences, including Parton’s own “Coat of Many Colors” and Watty Piper’s classic “The Little Engine That Could.”

By |2020-03-31T08:24:01+01:00March 31st, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments