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The Early Years Foundation Curriculum 2007-05-25

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Humanities, Intolerance, Statistics.
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Babies will be assessed on their gurgling, babbling and toe-playing abilities when they are a few months old under a legally enforced national curriculum for children from birth to five published by the government on 2007-05-13. (more…)

Cocoa Compound “May Rival Penicillin” 2007-05-25

Posted by clype in Health.
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The health benefits of epicatechin, a compound found in cocoa, are so striking that it may rival penicillin and anaesthesia in terms of importance to public health.
Professor of medicine at ‘Harvard Medical School’ Mr. Norman Hollenberg said that epicatechin is so important that it should be considered a vitamin. (more…)

Medication and Pregnancy 2007-05-23

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Five decades after the drug ‘Thalidomide’ caused an international scandal, it still casts a long shadow over pregnancy for many women;

  • Women are now understandably worried about taking medication during pregnancy — even when they are quite ill.
  • And some doctors are failing to prescribe certain medicines to their patients because of exaggerated fears.

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Pooman Loose 2007-05-23

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Intolerance.
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[Scanned newspaper article 2]Bonney Eberendu news clippings:

Police hunt train defecator

Police are hunting a man who caused more than 20 000 GBP damage by defecating on trains. (more…)

1st Brazilian Saint 2007-05-13

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Pope Benedict gave Brazil its first native-born saint yesterday and called on Christians to spurn media portrayals of life that glamorise pre-marital sex and undermine the traditional family. (more…)

Tobin / Kluk Murder Trial Verdict 2007-05-06

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Glasgow, Intolerance, Scotland.
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Convicted sex offender Peter Tobin has been found guilty of raping and murdering Polish student Angelika Kluk. (more…)

The Tobin / Kluk Murder Trial 2007-05-05

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Glasgow, Intolerance, Scotland.
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Summary of the trial’s main evidence, all the key points, and the closing speeches: (more…)

Banks – Customer Crisis 2007-05-01

Posted by clype in Intolerance, Money.
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Profits may be high but bank customers are in revolt.

Customer service departments, ‘The Financial Ombudsman Service’ and even small claims courts are being swamped by angry consumers.

The chief reason is fees imposed by banks on customers who go overdrawn without permission. (more…)