SIWO Global News 11th May 2018 # 25

Knowledge is Wealth

Expanding Grammar Schools

Theresa May announced the expansion of Grammar schools because parents want it for their children.  She is allocating  £50 million, so the Grammar schools can create more places for disadvantaged children.  King Edward VI  Grammar School in Birmingham has been using this method.  The Head of the Grammar Schools Association and Head for Rugby School, Charlotte Marten hopes it is a method that will be replicated in other schools.

Ban on Junk food  adverts on London Transport

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has put out for consultation a ban on junk food adverts on tubes, buses and Overground trains run by TFL.  This is  because  40% of 10 to 11 year olds are overweight. It is to target foods that are high in fats, salt and sugar.  The are the foods responsible for childhood obesity and it predisposes in later life to diseases such as heart attacks, high blood pressure and Type II Diabetes.  Jamie Oliver was happy at the news because he has been campaigning for better nutrition in school meals and Take-away shops.

UN Report on Post-Brexit Racism

After Brexit the verbal and physical racist attacks in London rose drastically. U.N. Special Rapporteur on Racism assessed the situation and Ms T. Achiume wrote,

“The harsh reality is race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, status and related categories all continue  to determine  the life chances and well-being of people in Britain in ways that are unacceptable and in many cases unlawful.”

Theresa May allows more experts on Grenfell panel

Two more experts are to be appointed by the Prime Minister Theresa May to join Judge Sir Martin Moore-Bicks.  The news was welcomed by groups calling  for this move for a better investigation of the Grenfell fire.

Eurovision song contest in Portugal

The Eurovision song contest is on in Portugal this Saturday. Over 200 million people will watch it. Viewers as far as China and Australia will see it.  A Scientist fom Imperial College has found that the song contest makes nation happy.

Inspirational Story

A woman is making a difference to the lives of women and girls around the world.  Her name is Dayle Haddon, founder and CEO of WomenOne.  It helps them access quality education.  Her work has been applauded in Kenya where girls were at risk and in Syria refugee girls at Zaatari camp, Dayle created a media and leadership workshop.

By educating the girls, HIV was reduced and also the survival age of a child was up past 5 years of age, when born to an educated woman.  Centres of Worth was set up to help adolescent girls stay in school, provided social, emotional, academic, counselling, health, education, financial and digital literacy training. Dayle Haddon received the UN Humanitarian Award.

SIWO GNEWS #25

Content from BBC news, Channel 5, readersdigest.com

SIWO Reporter:  Susanna Dziworshie

Be careful Be joyful Be peaceful

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Ecclesiastes 1:9

Don’t be overcome by day to day stress

Scripture says “there is nothing new under the sun”

Talk to someone don’t keep it bottled up.

It does help to open up.

The Power of His Love

The measure of your love,

So deep it touches the depth,

And we couldn’t fathom its ending

That no one could ever reach,

Such a height that’s way above an Everest

Upon Everest of skyscrapers you ever did see,

And this is all without the width measure,

The inclusion of which would be and is

It is a truly miraculous power because

It’s the Love Jesus Christ Our Lord has for us.