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Archive for November, 2006

Stop It Now! – Child Sexual Abuse

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

I’ve discovered a new web site recently called Stop It Now! It’s a website that provides public information and awareness regarding child sexual abuse. It also includes a free phone helpline 0808 1000 900. They include a number of posters, leaflets and other materials highlighting the problems of child sexual abuse. Stop it Now! web […]

Review DVD Players – Toshiba Voyager and Philips

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

I have now gone through two DVD players and I am now on my third. This is the first DVD player I’ve been happy with. The first was a Toshiba DVD Player. It was bought several years ago so there is little point in giving the actual product number. At the time DVD players will […]

Short distance broadcast to be legal in the UK – e.g. Tunecast

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

So far in the UK it has been illegal to use devices which broadcast radio signals to an entertainment FM radio receiver. This means that using devices to broadcast from an iPod, or a mobile phone to your in-car entertainment radio was illegal, although these are available and in use. With a change of heart […]

20 Things about Nursing

Monday, November 27th, 2006

I’ve been forwarded an email about the site of Joan Searson. An English nurse, who was living in Australia. I have been told that she died in October this year, but her web site is still active for now. Joan’s World web site – 20 Things I have learned from Nursing 20 Things I have […]

Survey – OpenOffice.org

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

OpenOffice.org, the free office suite is asking for feedback about how their software is being used. As an extra incentive they are offering an opportunity to win $100. – – E-mail from OpenOffice.org – – IDC, the world’s leading IT market intelligence and analysis firm (www.idc.com) and OpenOffice.org (www.openoffice.org) are conducting research to better understand […]

Doubt Kills – Dial 999 for a Heart Attack

Monday, November 20th, 2006

The British Heart Foundation is running a new campaign “Doubt Kills”. Every 5 minutes someone in the UK dies from a heart attack, many of which don’t call for an ambulance when they have a heart attack. In the event that someone suffers from a heart attack it’s important that an ambulance is called as […]

Book Review: The First Casualty by Ben Elton

Friday, November 17th, 2006

This is one of Ben Elton’s serious books. I have read a number of Elton’s books and prefer his comedy to the serious writings. In that respect this book is as expected not one of his best. This is still an enjoyable read, but it doesn’t make it into the good book category. The real […]

Coventry, Warwickshire and Birmingham Christmas Lights and Market

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Here’s a quick run down of some of the events for Christmas in and around Coventry, Warwickshire and West Midlands. This is not comprehensive, just a few that I’ve been able to find out about. This is based on dates for 2006 – see: Days Out Diary Christmas page for an updated list of dates […]

Humour: Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Here’s a bit of humour that I’ve come across. I’m sure it’s been around the email circuit a few times, but it made me smile. With the latest news being that criminals are now being compensated because they are being withheld drugs when they are put in prison. I don’t suppose those the victims of […]

First Aider comes to aid of scalded baby

Monday, November 13th, 2006

A story in the Tamworth Herald, shows just how important First Aid training can be. The story describes how a 13 week old baby was scalded by a hot drink and a member of the public came to the parents aid. The mother is now trying to find the first aider that came to their […]


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