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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

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

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

Feeling guilty after ignoring a homeless man.

  After parking my car to pick up a few beers & something to eat after work, I deliberately avoid eye contact with a beggar outside the supermarket. I did offer a thought to purchase an extra item for him,

City Nature: The Grebe’s Courtship Display.

Showcasing examples of nature in the city is a theme ‘Invitation to the City’ will continue to develop. The courtship dance of the Grebe was captured in a wonderful BBC programme called ‘The Unnatural History of London’ first broadcast in

A bleak vision of the city?

This advert came on the T.V. whilst I was watching something I cant even remember. But I was totally captured by the animation, & the song in the ad. The story of the advert: ‘Young Jack and his faithful little

Driving in & out of a busy city!

Moving from a relatively quiet town to a busy city, I became immediately concerned that very quickly, I could potentially lose my driving licence, no claims bonus and a few pints of blood, because I have to drive to work on an extremely busy motorway. As a keen reader