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World Cups Begins ..

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In just a few hours the World cup kicks off, with South Africa versus Mexico being the opening match. It’s a pity Ireland didn’t make it, it will be a lot less exciting for us.So near and yet so far. Hopefully we will get to see some great football and the World cup will run smoothly. I don’t think they will any getting away from it in the next few weeks. Wonder who will win ? I hope the French don’t make it too far, it would be great to see them go out early.

Just heard that it is two matches on the opening day.

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June 11, 2010 at 10:00 am

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

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Following an explosion on April 20th and subsequent sinking of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Platform. Possibly the biggest Oil spill in the world is unfolding, it is estimated that up to 8,000 thousand barrels of oil a day are leaking out. Measures are being taken to try to contain the effects of the spillage but are likely to be unable to protect marine life, numerous bird species and the coastline itself.The economy of the region is also likely to take a knock. Don’t think I would like to be in British Petroleum shoe’s at the moment.

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May 8, 2010 at 8:00 am

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Disaster Strikes Haiti …

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Much has been written of the Earthquake which struck Haiti during the week . Not only is it one of the poorest countries in the Caribbean, it has now been struck by a force 7 earthquake as well. The epicenter was located only ten kilometers away from the capital city Port Au Prince and has apparently levelled the city. The loss of life is believed to be in the ten’s of thousands and  services are seemingly unable to help people trapped in the rumble ( and this after 3 days, many are now believed to have perished ).  aid seems to be pouring in but doesn’t seem to be getting out to those who need it. It is likely to be some time before Haiti manages to make a recovery from this disaster.

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January 20, 2010 at 10:28 am

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