Red Cross NewsThink!
Posted by LibeRaCe on March 26, 2008
The real stories from behind the headlines
Tutors are encouraged to use these links as a “Thought for the Day” or to start a class discussion…..
Issue 21st March 2008
Relief of Discovery – The discovery of Shannon Matthews was met with relief and a praise for the local police operation. Children missing for more than 3 weeks are statistically unlikely to be found alive.
Iraq humanitarian Crisis continues – The crisis in Iraq shows no let-up, according to the Red Cross. Five years after the start of the war, millions of Iraqis do not have sufficient access to clean water, sanitation and health care. More than 2,200 doctors and nurses have been killed since 2003 and over 250 kidnapped.
Action on Discrimination- The government is considering proposals to change current laws that ban employers from taking race or sex into consideration when interviewing job candidates. Under the new proposals, if candidates were equal in other respects, it might be lawful to choose someone from an under-represented group on the basis of their race or sex.
Clocks spring forward – Summer time in Britain starts officially at the end of March. Losing an hour at 1am on Sunday 30 March marks the move from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to British Summer Time (BST). An Energy Saving (Daylight) Bill which would move the clocks forward one additional hour all year was rejected by the government earlier in the year.