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November 23, 2019
November 30, 2019

Getting and Giving

Getting and Giving               Word on the Week             30th November 2019. Black Friday has been successfully negotiated this week with many accounts in the retail sector safely in the black.   This import from the US (it is reputed to have started in Philadelphia) comes without the prior Thanksgiving Thursday where Americans celebrated the success of […]

November 23, 2019

Islam’s largest gathering

The Arba’een is not only Shia Islam’s largest gathering, at 15,339,955 this year, it is the largest gathering on earth!    Held annually in the Iraq city of Karbala it now caters for a broad range of nationalities with a large contingent taking advantage of the new roads and cheap visas for Iranians. Arba’een means 40 […]

November 9, 2019

Aphrodite Rules?

Aphrodite Rules?                Word on the Week                    9th November 2019. “Our lives are destroyed by what happened to Ana”.   So read Geraldine Kriegel in the victim impact statement as she recorded the effect Ana’s brutalised death on her parents.  Her husband was terser.  Referring to the lengthy sentencing both boys received he said “Forever is not […]

November 2, 2019

Fear Stalks the Land

Fear stalks the land                          Word on the Week              2nd November 2019. The question was attributed to the youthful Admiral Nelson, “What is fear Daddy?” However unlikely that it was ever asked the answer would have presented itself to Nelson many times in his life until his mutilated body breathed his last at the battle […]