Don’t give G4S & Serco the power to arrest

Dear friends,

I just signed the petition “Don’t give G4S & Serco the power to arrest” and wanted to ask if you could add your name too.

This campaign means a lot to me and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and sign the petition here:

http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-tories-giving-g4s-serco-the-power-to-arrest

You can read more of this on The Slog

Can you also take a moment to share the petition with others? It’s really easy – all you need to do is forward this email or click these links:

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Thank you!

Grandpa David

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Storm Ophelia in Mayo: The dangers of inappropriate forecasting

First I acknowledge the source of my data for actual wind speeds recorded and forecast bulletins as Met Eireann and have assumed the usage here to be acceptable under their copyright which states: The use of the web pages, and the information contained within them, for private and non-commercial purposes, for teaching, and for research, is allowed subject to the condition that the source of the information is always credited in connection with its use.

I ask readers to note that my censure is solely directed to weather forecasting and Television media as related to the Mayo area and not elsewhere. I do feel that the inclusion of Mayo in the Status Red warning was over the top and inappropriate in the light of other data that is freely available. It was very obvious from the data presented on Earth:NullSchool that Mayo was NOT in line for anything worse than that which we usually experience during Autumn and Winter storms.


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Red Is The Rose (TTBB)

An arrangement of the well known Irish song that tells the tale of two lovers who are parted. The author of the words is unknown and the tune is “The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond”, or simply “Loch Lomond” for short, a well-known traditional Scottish song (Roud No. 9598) first published in 1841 in Vocal Melodies of Scotland.

The words that are often sung would appear to be a mis-heard version that has got handed down. (See some more details on the PDF of the score). This version uses the 1934 lyrics for the last verse.

TTBB

Red Is The Rose (TTBB) Full-Score PDF

SATB

Red Is The Rose (SATB) Full-Score PDF

SSAA

Red Is The Rose (SSAA) Full-Score PDF

Any of the PDF files, MP4 and MP3 files can be found on my Google Drive[↑][→] and all are freely available to download and distribute subject to the terms of Creative Commons licence CC BY-SA-NC 4.0. These may be added to from time to time as parts or other arrangements are made.

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A week in Pyongyang

A huge photo report Marat Margolin https://vk.com/marat_1985who spent a week in the capital of the Democratic people’s Republic.
Demonstrating the beauty of modern Pyongyang, the author walked along the way, and a number of myths about North Korea.

Prepare to be impressed!

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Smudge’s Diary April the 3rd 2017

Smudge’s Diary

Having been kept in the kitchen all night with nothing but a drop of milk to drink the big male giant, aka ‘Man Giant’, let me out to see the study. I found She Giant’s chair was quite comfortable so settled myself down on it. I was a little shall we say ‘nervous’ when Man Giant left the room the first time so I aroused myself and followed him. The next time I did not bother as he did not go anywhere interesting.
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Weather in January 2017 – West Of Ireland (Mayo)

These are the figures for January 2017. We are at 109 metres above sea level in the West of Ireland and have the benefit of having a weather station at Knock Airport close by (11 miles as the crow flies) We are about 24 miles from the nearest coastline. Knock is higher than us at around 200 metres. You can see the Monthly data for Knock Airport produced by Met Éireann but what that misses is the thing that we see so little of, the Sunshine! I acknowledge Met Éireann as the source of my Sunshine, Rainfall and Mean Soil Temperatures and the comparison Max and Min temperatures to my own under the terms of Met Éireann’s copyright.
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Weather in December 2016 – West Of Ireland (Mayo)

Title: Weather in December 2016 – West Of Ireland (Mayo)
Categories: Climate Change; Weather

These are the figures for December 2016. We are at 109 metres above sea level in the West of Ireland and have the benefit of having a weather station at Knock Airport close by (11 miles as the crow flies) We are about 24 miles from the nearest coastline. Knock is higher than us at around 200 metres. You can see the Monthly data for Knock Airport produced by Met Éireann but what that misses is the thing that we see so little of, the Sunshine! I acknowledge Met Éireann as the source of my Sunshine, Rainfall and Mean Soil Temperatures and the comparison Max and Min temperatures to my own under the terms of Met Éireann’s copyright.
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