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Professionalism, teamwork & remaining calm under pressure!

This video clip has been on YouTube for over 10 years now, but is well worth watching if you haven’t seen it as it is a great example of professionalism, teamwork & remaining calm under pressure! Just after take-off from Manchester Airport, a bird

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Rick Rescorla: A real hero remembered.

When I was teaching I came across the story of how Rick Rescorla helped save the lives of 2,687 people during the 2001 terrorist attack on the Word Trade Centre. Believing that in the event of a major disaster, the employees of Morgan

Black athletes make silent protest during 1968 Olympic podium ceremony.

Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medallists in the 200m, stood with their heads bowed and a black-gloved hand raised as the American National Anthem played during the victory ceremony. Read more about this protest in an Article

More iconic photographs.

What a story each of these iconic photographs tells…. Read more about each photograph (and more iconic photographs) here: The Most Influential Images of All Time produced by Time Magazine. http://100photos.time.com/

Somehow this has become routine.

Putting ‘Greatest Speeches’ search into YouTube came up with this speech by President Obama in October 2015. He was speaking in response to a mass shooting at Umpqua college in Roseburg. Whilst I cannot pretend to understand U.S. Politics on

Pale Blue Dot Photograph…. Our Earth, Our home, That’s us in a pixel.

Just once in a while an image, a music score, or speech holds me absolutely  spell bound…. It was just an ordinary Thursday evening last week & a speculative Youtube search for ‘greatest speeches’ came up with a speech by Carl

Parkour & Free Running in the City.

Quite a few time this summer I’ve just sat back & admired the spectacle as Parkour enthusiasts negotiate their way over, across, under & through the many built structures & Street furniture inherent to the City. Parkour, which has been

Some of my mobile phones through the years.

As I re-organise my display cabinet, I spared a few thoughts to the people who have phoned & texted me through the years. Some I still know, some have moved on…… I guess many defining moments of my life have

A visit to a junk shop brings memories flooding back!

One of the advantages of living, or even visiting a big town or city, is the increased chance that you will come across my personal favourite type of retail outlet, a good old fashioned Junk Shop! For me, many pleasurable

Fixed-odds betting terminals are helping drug dealers ‘turn dirty money clean.’

I guess like many others, I had a little punt on the weekends sporting action. I lost £10 on the Singapore Grand Prix, but my selections certainly enhanced my enjoyment of watching the live drama unfold before my eyes on