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Historic Newcastle: A tour of some of the city’s most iconic buildings

Architecture is one of the most defining features in many of the UK’s major cities, and the diversity that each location boasts has a legacy which stretches back centuries. Knocking buildings down comes at a cost to everyone, and construction sites can become something of an eyesore when they spring up in our bustling city centres. So, it’s great when a building that was created centuries ago finds a new lease of life away from its original purpose and can continue to serve the public. We’re taking a tour through the vibrant city of Newcastle Upon Tyne, exploring the origins…

James DeVellis on the Most Challenging Stories For A Journalist

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  Myself and my colleague James DeVellis are very lucky to be in a profession like journalism and it has given us both a very stable and exciting career in which we have both found great success. With this being said the life of a journalist is not always an easy one in terms of managing emotions and there are some stories which we write about which are very testing for us both. I spoke to James DeVellis last week about which stories he found most difficult and which he doesn’t look forward to writing. Injustice There aren’t too many…

What Counts as a Personal Injury in a Legal Setting?

Personal injury cases get lots of media attention, and intuitively they make sense; if you’ve been injured as a result of someone’s actions or negligence, you should be entitled to some kind of compensation. But you might be surprised to learn which types of injuries could actually count as a “personal injury” in the legal sense, and what you should do if you’ve suffered one. Types of Personal Injuries A “personal injury” refers to any injury to the body or mind, differentiating it from injury to external physical property. These injuries must arise at the fault of another person, either…

NGO Eco Trends – Going Paperless Tops the List of Private Universities

Many universities have been found wanting in the area of sustainability, and that is doing students a huge disservice. While teaching about environmental issues, it’s sad to think that many of these universities are doing the very things they are teaching their students to avoid. If you are a college student, look around you for just a moment. What do you see? It is probable that you are able to see at least a half-dozen ways that your campus is violating the very principles they are teaching as ‘the way of the future of sustainability.’ Let’s look at a few…

Peter Zieve – How You Could Do More In The Community

A recent article in the Mukilteo Herald was speaking about the erosion of communities both here and across the nation and the damage that it has caused to many families and individuals. The news report suggested that most of the reason as to why the local community has eroded is down to not enough people contributing. I spoke to someone who certainly bucks this trend, Peter Zieve the owner of Electroimpact and a Mukilteo businessman who has become a great success. Through his sports and business programs Peter is able to help many members of the community here in Seattle…

Legal Considerations When Dealing with Tragic Situations

Tragic situations, by definition, are emotionally traumatic and potentially physically painful events. But not only do you have to deal with all those aspects, in many cases, there are also legal implications that come from cause-and-effect incidents and accidents as well. Even though it may be challenging to try and move through the emotions and physicality of a situation, you do have to pay attention to all the legal aspects. For example, you may have to contact a malpractice lawyer in the case of a hospital accident. You may have to involve the police when a car accident occurs. If…

Are You Prepared For The Next Super Storm?

Whether you’ve been caught up in a storm before you’ll be aware of what to expect when bad weather strikes. However a super storm is something else. If one of those hits your local area, you need to be well prepared for all eventualities. Recently, there have been some very severe storms which have caused some serious damages to homes and which have even caused deaths to people in many areas of the USA. There are more areas at risk than ever before, so if you’re wise, you’ll be well prepared just in case another super storm hits your home.…

Why You Should Use Trustify When Looking For a Private Investigator

Private investigators can help in a huge variety of different ways and each day both individuals and businesses rely on these professionals to do a little bit of digging for them. My good friend Danny Boice has been a private investigator for many years now and the stuff which he tells me about what other private investigators get up to is simply spellbinding. It would seem that there are many so called PIs who use the title to try and take money from their clients for a job which is poorly done. Thankfully there are more people like Danny and…

What Makes Eric Wetlaufer The Highly Respected Journalist That He Is?

Whenever I speak to kids about their career choices I always tell me that the best approach which they can have is to be inspired by people who are already successful in the career that they would like to have. In light of this today I want to talk about the brilliant Eric Wetlaufer, a highly respected journalist who writes for a local paper here in Wesson ad has also contributed to global publications. After a quick email exchange I caught up with Eric recently for a frank conversation about his career and how he got to where he is.…

Andrew Curran Wesleyan Professor on How to Encourage your Students to Debate

I have known Andrew Curran Wesleyan professor and all round good guy for over 40 years, from our humble beginnings in New Haven, Hartford, CT, thorough our university days and beyond. We took different paths after college and Andrew went back to education and became a phenomenal university professor. Andrew and I have always loved debates and even know we still get into it about topical events such as a recent lawsuit, political decision or even conflicts around the world, albeit via email. I spoke to Andrew recently about what advice he has for high school teachers when it comes…