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Well It was so very sad to see on the news of the collapse of part of the bridge in Genoa, Italy. From what I have seen some 30 odd vehicles fell with the section of bridge and some thirty nine or more people killed. You have to ask were any bridges built in the UK comparable. I trust not. I hope it is safe to assume UK government doing some rapid checks on our bridges. My heart goes out to the relatives and friends who have lost loved ones.
My dear Friends
“Where do babies come from?” asks the child, who sees no reason why the apparently unlimited supply of human beings should be taken for granted! And parents and teachers have to give some answer, whether it’s in terms of storks, cabbages and fairies, or something a bit more scientific. Have you ever stopped to ask: “Where do new Christians come from?” I mean the church has been going for over 2000 years. How does it survive? Who replaces the Christians who die? It’s a question I’d like to put to the many people these days, including some in the church, who say that we have no business trying to convert others to the Christian faith. Rather than discuss or argue with Jews, Moslems or Hindus, Christians should leave them alone, or better still celebrate and worship with them, affirming what we have in common and ignoring our differences in belief.
It’s time to do some rain dancing to revive our dessicated gardens, but it seems we might need to brace ourselves for another three summers of scorching heatwaves. Researchers at the University of Brest in France announced their new ‘Procast’ technique for long range forecasting and its prediction based on research completed before this year’s widespread summer heatwaves. If this ‘Probabilistic Forecast’ method proves to be correct, you have been warmed and If the projected four year ‘warm anomaly’ is accompanied by low rainfall, then like 1976 followed 1975, we could be in for hosepipe bans and other water restrictions while we bake from next summer..