The 1970s was a good era: Even though we lived it behind school walls

By Jennifer Valentine-Miller

My classmates will not be remembered for being celebrities or for surviving the 1970s. The class of 1978 made a name for themselves because they loved television, music, and sports as well as their school.  School-life was filled with fun and laughter. There was always a scandal around the corner.  I stand tall and commend the good times in my life. I will never forget how we overcame barriers, stigmas and years of pain and hard labour. We step forward in order to be celebrated and step out to celebrate all we have done.


1976 – present

👟Success, Love & All (a short play)

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by Jennifer Valentine-Miller

This short play has a sports theme. It focuses on one woman’s determination to carve a career for herself as a tennis player; with all its disappointments and hard work. Her parents and friends are concerned that she wants to lead a single life of false dreams. Will good advice and guidance rescue her future in sport?

Actors:
Kathryn – successful sports student
Anders – Tennis coach
Female friend #1 Male companion #1
Female friend #2 Male companion #2
Female friend #3 Male companion #3
Female friend #4 Male companion #4
Kathryn’s Mother/ Kathryn’s Father
Church Pastor
Extras – at the restaurants
Extras = at the tennis tournament
Extras – at the awards ceremony

 Scenes:
Outdoor – training grounds
Outside (front door/in the car)
At home (living room/bedroom)
Tennis tournament
Wine bar/restaurant
Awards ceremony

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EXT #Day – At the sports training ground

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The EU Referendum is a Christian Concern

European Union Referendum Prayer Points Christian Concern
Join Christian Concern giving thanks for:
·         The democratic freedom to vote in this important referendum.
·         God’s heart for this nation and His mercy and provision in sustaining us.
·         Our national and European leaders who have been appointed by God for our good.
·         The relative peace that has existed in Europe since the Second World War.
·         The many prayers and intercessions by individuals, small groups, churches and other Christian ministries in the UK and beyond our shores regarding the referendum.
Please join in praying for: 
Before the referendum: ·         A fair, balanced, clear and informative debate on both sides, and that those campaigning would do so with integrity.
·         All issues surrounding the referendum would be highlighted and voters enabled to make an informed decision.
·         Integrity throughout the media, and reports on the proceedings to be honest and balanced.
·         Unity and peace amongst Christians, regardless of which way they vote.
·         Believers across the nation and beyond would cry out and to the Lord and seek His will for the future of the United Kingdom.
·         Strength, peace and wisdom for those campaigning.
·         Leaders of the two groups (Brexit and Remain) to argue on facts and not conjecture, and offer hope and not fear.
The day of the referendum:  ·         Those at polling stations counting the votes, that they would be strengthened to count accurately.
·         God’s will would be done and His best purposes would be brought about.
·         The day would be upheld in prayer by Christians.
After the referendum:  ·         That peace and reconciliation would fall across the whole of the UK regardless of the outcome.
·         For wisdom for national leaders as they make any necessary decisions.
·         For believers to continue committing the nation to Christi for its security & prosperity.
·         It is highly probable that there will be changes in the composition as well as the direction of the government after the referendum: please pray for God’s will to be done amidst these changes, and He would truly be the author of them.

 

 

Fairtrade gold medals for Rio 2016?

RioLondon 2012 offered the UK a significant opportunity for green leadership. The question is, will the country’s leaders making the most of it today?

The gold medals at Rio 2016 might contain a drop of FairTrade gold, as part of Solidaridad’s (working towards sustainability) ‘On Our Way to Good Gold’ campaign, which promotes the compliance of artisanal and small-scale mining groups with the Fairtrade and Fairmined standards.

Four years on from London 2012, public debate about its legacy is taking off again. Are fair gold medals the sort of initiative for which its efforts to raise the bar on sustainability can claim any credit? Not directly: Solidaridad, the European Youth Olympic Festival and the city of Utrecht were working to improve the social and environmental impact of the sporting landscape long before 2012.

There were disappointments in London – notably the scrapping of a 130-foot wind turbine in 2010, which robbed the Olympic park of a highly visible symbol of sustainable energy. The environmental credentials of some of the sponsors were also questioned.

LOCOG fell short of its target to recycle 70% of the waste arising from Olympic venues (managing around 62%).

The ambassadors for Solidaridad’s campaign, is calling for the gold destined for the medals at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to be mined in a fair and responsible way. If their campaign is successful, the sustainable procurement standards pioneered at the London 2012 Games might just have played a vital role.

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