SIWO GLOBAL NEWS 27TH April 2018 #11


UK economic quarterly figures showed the weakest growth at 0.1% due to falling Construction and sluggish Manufacturing trend.  The snow fall named ‘the Beast from the East’ is also being blamed for the disappointing figures.

“A full scale crisis” is how BBC  Political Editor Nick Watt described the Home Secretary’s position.  A leaked memo  to the Guardian showed the memo was sent to Amber Rudd last June by the Immigration Enforcement Agency.  There has been so many contradictions in what she said, regarding removal targets of illegal immigrants.

A visit by President Trump to the UK has been confirmed by 10 Downing Street . It is hoing to be a fleeting visit lasting 24 hours and he will meet the Queen.

The famous handshake between Kim Jong  Un of North Korea and Moon Jae In of South Korea is being reported all over the world.  The leaders meet was a historic first summit.  Both want to get  rid of all nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula.  The leaders of nations and citizens of the world are both cautious and hopeful that the North Korean leader is being genuine.

400 India doctors who were part of a recruitment arrangement between NHS  Employers Trusts and the India Government were refused visas by the Home Office.  35 NHS Trusts have sent a strongly worded letter to vent their unbelief at the Home Office’s decision.  The reason the NHS needed the doctors was because fewer doctors from Europe were unwilling to come to UK.  The shortage of NHS staff numbers 40,000 for nurses and 10,000 for doctors.  The Indian doctors would fill in to look after patients while studying for their Postgraduate studies.  The shortage is causing the few doctors  currently employed work long hours and to be in situations of unsafe practice.

EU will ban the world’s most used pesticides  called Neonicotinoids within six months.  Friends of the Earth were very pleased because the pesticide not only affects the honey bees but bumble bees and wild need too.

Former Eurovision song contest winners Abba are back in the studio to record an album to the delight of many fans.

Inspirational Story

A 7 year old Indian boy set a world record for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. After a school mountaineering event Samanyu Pothuraju wanted to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.  His teachers, peers and mother encouraged him.  His routine for his preparation was practising on Indian mountains.  He was woken up at 3 a.m. to practise. His coach was Thammineni Bharath and fellow mountaineer was Shangabandi Srujana.

On March 29th with his team, which includded his mother they started from the base, she had to stop due to her health conditions.  He reached the summit on April 2nd, not even pain in his legs or bad weather would stop him. He achieved his aim reaching the Uhuru peak at 2,281 days old.  The last record was set by an American girl who was 2,284 days old.

SIWO GNews #11

Content from BBC news, Euronews, Al Jazeera

SIWO Reporter: Susanna Dziworshie

Be careful  Be joyful  Be peaceful


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