London 2012 Olympics: female beach volleyball players permitted to wear less revealing uniforms

London 2012 Olympics: female beach volleyball players permitted to wear less revealing uniforms

London 2012 Olympics: female beach volleyball players permitted to wear less revealing uniforms Female beach volleyball players will have the choice to wear less revealing uniforms at the London Olympics as the sport’s governing body seeks to respect countries’ cultural beliefs. The International Volleyball Federation says it will allow shorts and sleeved tops at the Olympics, in addition to bikinis and body suits. The rule already applied to Continental Cup qualifiers for the Olympics involving 142 nations. Federation spokesman Richard Baker said that “many of these countries have religious and…

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London Jews fundraising to house Syrian refugees

London Jews fundraising to house Syrian refugees

London Jews fundraising to house Syrian refugees South London Liberal Synagogue has already raised £10,000 but need another £40,000 for ‘Abraham’s Tent’ campaign A Streatham shul is asking for £50,000 to help house a family of Syrian refugees in the only example of its kind across the capital. South London Liberal Synagogue launched its ‘Abraham’s Tent’ campaign this weekend, with senior figures from Reform and Liberal Judaism alongside Christian leaders and the chief executive of the Board of Deputies. The shul has already raised almost £10,000 to convert the former…

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President Buhari cancels scheduled medical trip to London, makes new move

President Buhari cancels scheduled medical trip to London, makes new move

President Buhari cancels scheduled medical trip to London, makes new move President Muhammadu Buhari’s planned medical trip to London has been cancelled with reports indicating doctors will instead fly in from UK for further medical examination. The president had gone to the UK on an extended medical vacation before returning 51 days later. READ ALSO: Why Buhari wants Magu as EFCC chairman – Hon Nwuke On his return, the president had hinted that he would soon be returning to the UK for further medical examination but according to Sahara Reporters,…

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London attack: Five dead in Westminster terror attack

London attack: Five dead in Westminster terror attack

London attack: Five dead in Westminster terror attack London : Media captionFootage shows the moment a car sped down Westminster Bridge and a woman fell into the River Thames Five people have died and at least 40 were injured after an attacker drove a car along a pavement in Westminster, stabbed a policeman and was shot dead by police in the grounds of Parliament. The dead officer has been named as PC Keith Palmer, 48, a husband and father. PM Theresa May said the attack was “sick and depraved” and…

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A man recently broke into my church. Good on him, I say

A man recently broke into my church. Good on him, I say Recently : The church door had been forced open during the night. The church warden arrived early on Tuesday morning to unlock the place, only to discover the side door already swinging open. Her heart sank. We do have occasional robberies, although since the candlesticks were taken we have little of value left to pinch. And besides the thieving, there is always the threat of vandalism. Windows are often being smashed, and our church hall was deliberately burned down…

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The call of the bells is a call to a moral awakening

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The call of the bells is a call to a moral awakening Awakening : Charles Dickens spent most of the year after he wrote A Christmas Carol in Italy. Under contract to write a series of five Christmas books, and struggling to think of a follow-up to his popular story of Scrooge’s redemption, Dickens was woken one morning by the bells of the city of Genoa – “the clang and clash of all its steeples, pouring into his ears, again and again, in a tuneless, grating, discordant, jerking, hideous vibration” as John Forster, his first…

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