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If you want to be happy, be

 Leo Tolstoy

I post this each Friday on my Facebook Page Here is the most recent 

Friday Chill Session ... Have your G&T ready, your beer or just relax to enjoy some really great music tonight .. On all aspects of medicine

1. Medicine Head " Rising Sun" https://youtu.be/N67-2dP4xdg
2. The Verve " Drugs Don't Work " https://youtu.be/omtjhWekniQ
3. Gregory Isaacs " Night Nurse " https://youtu.be/J5-z_zWhm_k
4. Louden Wainwright 111 " The Doctor " https://youtu.be/SotI-Md3dy4
5. The Smiths " Girlfriend in a Coma " https://youtu.be/3GhoWZ5qTwI
6. Radio head " My Iron Lung " https://youtu.be/pRU-6vaKaf4

BONUS TRACK Jackson Brown " Doctor My Eyes " https://youtu.be/fqFUmo8VVg0

Looks like next week were are into historical figures ... Requests taken

Daily Bible Verse

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Philippians 4:6


Second week of training for Lancing Canine Obedience Group 22nd October 2016. Well there has been some improvement with sits and downs but the heelwork was the name of the game this week with seeing how they had been coping with teaching the Watch’ sound more

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Hillary Clinton has run a stunningly boring campaign. Is this really our first female president? A length of white rope was the first abiding  image of the election, and it was one which said a lot about Hillary Clinton’s campaign. On July 4 last year, Mrs Clinton was in Gotham, New Hampshire, to press the flesh months ahead of the primary – which she went on to lose badly. Things turned a tad messy as a gaggle of protesters emerged to harangue her about Benghazi. So out came the rope, behind which the press were corralled as she made her serene and carefully controlled progress through the town. Local Republicans lapped it up, accusing her of insulting “granite staters”, but it was the first hint of the sense of entitlement has underpinned her entire campaign more


 La Dolce Vita; Italian for "the sweet life" or "the good life") is a 1960 Italian comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Federico Fellini. The film follows Marcello Rubini, a journalist writing for gossip magazines, over seven days and nights on his journey through the "sweet life" of Rome in a fruitless search for love and happiness. La Dolce Vita won the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival and the Oscar for Best Costumes, and remains one of the most critically acclaimed films of all time more

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Alfred Thompson "Tom" Denning, Baron Denning, OM, PC, DL (23 January 1899 – 5 March 1999), commonly known as Lord Denning, was an English lawyer and judge. He gained degrees in mathematics and law at Oxford University, although his studies were disrupted by his service in the First World War. He then began his legal career, distinguishing himself as a barrister and becoming a King's Counsel in 1938. Denning became a judge in 1944 with an appointment to the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division of the High Court of Justice and was made a Lord Justice of Appeal in 1948 after less than five years in the High Court. He became a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in 1957 and after five years in the House of Lords returned to the Court of Appeal as Master of the Rolls in 1962, a position he held for twenty years. In retirement he wrote several books and continued to offer opinions on the state of the common law through his writing and his position in the House of Lords more 

County Council remembers victims of slavery There are still many types of modern slavery including sexual exploitation, child trafficking and forced labour. West Sussex showed its commitment to end modern day slavery at a wreath-laying event at Westminster Abbey. The event was held to commemorate the work of abolitionist MP William Wilberforce and to mark the UK’s commitment to fighting modern day slavery. West Sussex County Council Chairman Pat Arculus attended the event. Pat said: “It was a privilege to attend the memorial service and wreath laying at Westminster Abbey, where through the various inspirational speakers it is clear that all of us can play a part in exposing and challenging the despicable acts of modern day slavery both in the UK and worldwide.” more

Service gives joined-up Health and Social Care support Residents and carers needing information and advice about crucial services can now get all the help they need seven days a week. Health and Social Care Connect (HSCC) – a one stop shop for adult community health and social care services in East Sussex – is available to the public from 8am to 8pm Monday to Sunday. The improved service brings together existing professional referral services as well as assessment, advice and information contact centres, meaning residents and carers need only call one number to access the support they need. HSCC can provide information and advice, take needs assessment applications, provide support to carers and identify others services or organisations that will improve the lives of those in need. Any safeguarding concerns can also be raised via the service more

My Mother Medea, theatre review: Timely lesson about intolerance Justin Audibert’s production has a satisfying rawness, says Henry Hitchings, but it could be meatier and feels too relentlessly confrontational. In a classroom, sitting at desks covered in doodles, we feel we’re in a familiar space. Neatly arranged  books and educational posters suggest an upbeat atmosphere. But the sense of being on secure ground soon recedes. It’s the first day of school for two students, displaced young people whose parents are legends, the Jason and Medea celebrated in Greek mythology and above all in Euripides’s tragedy. As the newcomers explain who they are, Austrian playwright Holger Schober’s oblique take on the story of Medea exposes a history of migration and intolerance — themes that are urgently topical. The bolshier of the siblings is Eriopis, who resembles her mother in her passion and provocative rhetoric, while Polyxenos appears bookish and earnest. They weave through the audience, trading insults and unsettling us with their rage, bewilderment, bickering and occasional affection more

Turn Onto Old Dixie. After a Long, Rocky Stretch, It Becomes Obama Highway. A main thoroughfare in the predominantly black town of Riviera Beach, Fla., was once called Old Dixie Highway. But now the road has a new name: President Barack Obama Highway. The rechristened road runs beside a railroad freight line, slicing across a modest corner of Palm Beach County and a considerable section of the Southern psyche. It used to be called Old Dixie Highway. But now this two-mile stretch, coursing through the mostly black community of Riviera Beach, goes by a new name. Now, when visitors want to eat takeout from Rodney’s Crabs, or worship at the Miracle Revival Deliverance Church, they turn onto President Barack Obama Highway. Our national journey along this highway is nearing its end, these eight years a blur and a crawl. That historic inauguration of hope. Those siren calls for change. The grand ambitions tempered or blocked by recession and time, an inflexible Congress and a man’s aloofness more 

US changes toddler screen time advice The American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) has announced new screen time guidelines for children aged up to two. It had recommended that children have no screen time before the age of two. But it now says children aged over 18 months can use video chat with family, and 18-month to five-year-olds can watch "high quality" programmes with parents. However, it also says physical activity and face-to-face interaction should be prioritised. It named programmes such as Sesame Street as examples of appropriate TV shows. "Families should proactively think about their children's media use and talk with children about it, because too much media use can mean that children don't have enough time during the day to play, study, talk, or sleep," said Jenny Radesky, the lead author of the AAP report Media and Young Minds. "What's most important is that parents be their child's 'media mentors'. That means teaching them how to use it as a tool to create, connect and learn." more

What it means when you dream about your teeth falling out more

The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) is the organisation responsible for promoting the purposes of the National Park and the interests of the people who live and work within it. There are 15 National Parks in the UK. Known as Britain’s Breathing Spaces, National Parks are areas of spectacular landscape that include mountains, meadows, moorlands, woods, coasts and wetlands. Mostly farmed landscapes supporting living, working communities, National Parks are areas of protected countryside that everyone can visit and enjoy more
Walking Football - Lancing Wanderers

The faces of the Sunshine Coast at 50 Fifty years ago it was just the "Near North Coast". But everyone believed that meant nothing to tourists, who were bewildered about the way they were being lured north to Caloundra, Maroochydore, Coolum and Noosa and into the hills around Maleny. So 50 years ago in November 1966, the Real Estate Institute of Queensland adopted the name "The Sunshine Coast" and one of Queensland's best-known regions got a name it has been proud to stick with. The Gold Coast finally had a northern neighbour; the Sunshine Coast. The name change began the first of five decades of change for the Sunshine Coast. On Monday the term "Sunshine Coast" turned 50 years of age and launched a 2017 calendar that includes photographs submitted by residents to become a community symbol to mark the Sunshine Coast's 50th years more 

Here are 2016's earliest sightings of resident and common migrant butterflies, as reported to Butterfly Conservation. A small influx of Painted Lady butterflies has arrived during the very mild recent weather and an early Speckled Wood has emerged. If you have seen a butterfly in 2016 that is not yet listed below, and you are confident that you have identified it correctly, please email our Surveys Manager with details of your sighting. You can follow all the latest sightings, as they happen more

The Sky at Night 2016 This page, updated monthly, will let you know some of the things that you can look out for in the night sky.  It lists the phases of the Moon, where you will see the naked-eye planets and describes some of the prominent constellations in the night sky during the month more

Liar, Liar: How the Brain Adapts to Telling Tall Tales Neural responses decline after repeated acts of dishonesty, research suggests. As the U.S. presidential campaign has highlighted, the more a person lies, the easier it seems to become. But politics is not the only realm where dishonesty abounds. In 1996 Bernard Bradstreet, co-chief executive of the technology company Kurzweil Applied Intelligence was sentenced to jail for fraud. His initial transgressions were relatively minor: To boost quarterly accounts he allowed sales that had not quite been closed to go on the books. But before long customers' signatures were being forged, documents altered and millions of dollars in fake sales reported—allowing the company to show profits when it was losing money while investors paid millions for company stocks. Similar tales emerged after the Enron scandal, one of the largest bankruptcy cases in U.S. history more

Women now drink as much alcohol as men, global study finds Researchers believe the change is because drinks are cheaper, created for and marketed at women. Women have caught up with men in the amount of alcohol they drink and are doing increasing amounts of damage to their health as a result, according to a global study that looked at the consumption habits of four million people over a period of over a century. The change is partly the result of successful marketing campaigns and the creation of sweeter products aimed at young women or girls, as well as cuts in price, say health campaigners. Some studies have even suggested that younger women may be out-drinking men, according to the study’s authors more

Strange messages coming from the stars are ‘probably’ from aliens, scientists say 'It is too early to unequivocally attribute these purported signals to the activities of extraterrestrial civilizations,' a group of scientists looking for aliens have warned – but the signals are encouraging. Scientists have heard hugely unusual messages from deep in space that they think are coming from aliens. A new analysis of strange modulations in a tiny set of stars appears to indicate that it could be coming from extraterrestrial intelligence that is looking to alert us to their existence. The new study reports the finding of specific modulations in just 234 out of the 2.5 million stars that have been observed during a survey of the sky. The work found that a tiny fraction of them seemed to be behaving strangely more

Human Brain Map Gets a Bold New Update The new Allen Brain Atlas combines neuroimaging and tissue staining to offer an unprecedented level of resolution. Most of us think little of hopping on Google Maps to look at everything from a bird’s-eye view of an entire continent to an on-the-ground view of a specific street, all carefully labeled. Thanks to a digital atlas published this week, the same is now possible with the human brain. Ed Lein and colleagues at the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle have created a comprehensive, open-access digital atlas of the human brain, which was published this week in The Journal of Comparative Neurology. “Essentially what we were trying to do is to create a new reference standard for a very fine anatomical structural map of the complete human brain,” says Lein, the principal investigator on the project. “It may seem a little bit odd, but actually we are a bit lacking in types of basic reference materials for mapping the human brain that we have in other organisms like mouse or like monkey, and that is in large part because of the enormous size and complexity of the human brain.” more

25 October 1976 Queen opens National Theatre in London The Queen has officially opened the National Theatre on the South Bank in London after years of delays. The building, designed by Sir Denys Lasdun, is made up of three theatres. Two, the Olivier and the Lyttleton, are already open with a third, the Cottlesloe, expected to open next year. Bands, fanfares, an outdoor carnival and fireworks greeted the large crowds who turned out despite the pouring rain more

With his co-writer David Croft, Jimmy Perry, who has died aged 93, created one of British television’s most memorable comedy series, Dad’s Army, with an audience of up to 18 million. But it had an uneasy start: in 1968, when Mary Whitehouse was campaigning to clean up TV, the BBC’s senior executives felt under pressure to avoid causing offence. Market research was called for: three 100-strong focus groups each spent a day watching the earliest episodes before they were transmitted and, according to the laconic Perry, 99% said they hated them. The first woman who was asked her opinion said the show was rubbish and no one was interested in the Home Guard any more. Others felt that the material ridiculed the Home Guard’s behaviour at a time when Britain stood alone in its finest hour, and should certainly not be broadcast more

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