SIWO Global News 15th May 2018 #29

Knowledge is Wealth

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PM meets Invictus Games athletes

Theresa May, PM and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson were at Horse Guards Parade to meet the 72 injured, sick, and wounded athletes from the military  representing UK.  It was a time of smiles and a photo shoot.  The Invictus Games  is wonderful idea of Prince Harry’s.  While travelling back to Britain from Afghanistan, he wanted to improve the quality of life for the injured fellow soldiers he was travelling with.  Soldiers from many countries are taking part and it has helped them in their journey of recovery. The Prince is busy with his wedding preparations an.  The Games will be held in Sydney, Australia in October.

U.N. Security Council Live

Live session of the U.N. Security Council was televised showing many countries, such as China, Turkey, South Africa and the EU with  the UK Ambassador to the UN as spokesperson calling on Israel to restrain from using live ammunition against the protesters.  This emergency situation arose due  to the killing of 62 Palestinians mostly young people.  Israel’s Ambassador to  the UN together with the US Ambassador was saying no country would tolerate attack on her border therefore the right action was taken.  The US rejected an inquiry into the matter and it has been suggested that the US has become part of the problem not the solution. Israel and US felt there were men from Hamas among the protesters and they were using the innocent prople as human shields In order to get through the fence.  It was a divided assembly even the U.N. Special    Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process spoke passionately about finding a solution quick before the situation worsens.  Two States, Israel and Palestine living next too each other  in peace is the goal to strive for.

Floods in South India, Go a and Sri Lanka.

Heavy rainfrainfall has caused flooding in South India.  The samegsame goes for Goa and Sri Lanka.

Royal Wedding Countdown

The World Press have arrived in the UK, specifically to Windsor for the wedding of the year. Saturday is the day and many tourists and well wishers have come too.  Wishing the couple well is the general consensus as to every problem there is an answer.

Inspirational Story

Where do you serve?

A nurse held a birthday party for her two year old.  She invited her colleague’s six year old daughter and the all the children had immense fun.  On the way home the six year old wanted her mother to take her to the Mall to look at toys, gifts and take pictures.  As children do, the little girl thought it was too early to go home.  While in the shop a lady dropped one of her items.  The nurse took it over and said, ” You don’t want to miss this precious item to give to your special someone.” The lady indicated it was for her mother, who is going to like it and the two shook hands and introduced themselves.  The nurse noticed the texture of the lady’s hands and mentioned that she must be busy.  “Oh yes, I serve in an airline company”, the lady replied.  The nurse added, “It must be exciting being an air stewardess.”

‘I served as an accountant for 5 years,  I had a great time serving there, I liked  numbers,  but I quit to study marketing.  Though suggesting she could probably still do both,  the nurse could see the steely determination of the lady.  They parted ways with another handshake and goodbyes.  What struck the nurse was the lady’s emphasis on the word ‘SERVE’.  She saw how ‘WORK’ always so sounded like ‘LABOUR’ This stranger had given her something to think about and share the essential essence of serving to many people.  Work is Labour that earns money or benefits.   Serve is service stretching out to help graciously with no demands for rewards yet it is motivating.

We normally ask, “Where do you work?”  So next time, try saying,   “Where do you serve?, or ” I serve in a …………company or in a hospital” as the case may be.  Remember your title or role doesn’t matter your heart matters.

Content from BBC news, Al Jazeera, TRT World, Sunny Skyz.



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