Monthly Archives: February 2018

Gold for Team GB

British sailors, Giles Scott (Finn), Alison Young (Laser Radial) and Luke Patience and Chris Grube (420) bring home three gold medals. Scott began the day with an astonishing and nearly unstoppable 19-point lead. Scott showed no sign of letting off and claimed his gold medal in his first world cup race since the Olympics.

Alison Young had an advantage of 5 points and a second place in the medal race was enough to assure her victory and another medal for GB.
Like the rest of the team, Patience and Grube completely dominated the regatta with an impressive 17-point lead before entering Sunday’s races.
However, European champion Nick Thompson received a bronze medal for his efforts after German rival Phillip Buhl overtook him.

James Bulger Killer Jailed Once Again.

Over 20 years ago a toddler with the name of James Bulger was brutally killed and tortured by two 10 year old boys, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson. It was a murder that shook the nation and still continues to do so over 2 decades later.

Jon Venables and Robert Thompson had spent at least a minimum of 8 years in prison after countless trials and protests by the public. It was only in 2001 when they were given lifelong anonymity and were allowed to go out on licence.

However, Jon Venables had abused that freedom and has been once again sent to prison after admitting ownership of over 1,000 indecent images on children aged 6-13 years although there were claims that some were younger.

Police also found a handbook on Venables’ person called the “Jazz guide” which taught abusers how to have sexual intercourse with children “safely”.

The prosecutor told the court: “The manual is a disgusting and sickening document which falls far below any recognisable standard of morality.”

Police have also investigated the situation and have reported that Venables had an illegal software which allowed him to browse the dark web, which all of the photos had come from. Nearly 400 photos were cast as Category A (the most serious), over 140 were cast as Category B, and the rest were all labelled as Category C.

Venables seems to have regretted his inappropriate actions as a source has said that he is asking for forgiveness from everyone that he is hurt and anyone he’s caused distress. It doesn’t seem to have worked as he has now been labelled a potential threat to children and adults everywhere.

Jon Venables has now been given a prison sentence and has also been on the recieving end of a sexual harm prevention order.

More to follow…

Social Influencers

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Being a Social Influencer is a big deal.

For example, Selena Gomez.

Selena Gomez is a global superstar. She is the most followed person on Instagram (133 million and counting.) Her Social platform is a great way to spread awareness about certain topics towards millions of people, which is exactly what she does.

DACA, aka ‘Dreamers’, has been a big issue recently and Selena posted about it supporting it.  She also wore a ‘we are all dreamers’ shirt while behind the scenes.

She has lupus. So, to raise awareness about the disease she donated a lot of money to research. They have raised around $500,000 ever since Selena spoke about it and proceeds from her very high grossing tour went to lupus research.

She and her mother, Mandy, produced a very big TV programme called ‘13 reasons why’ which creates awareness about suicide, which has been a very big problem recently.

She has supported charities like the ‘Step up foundation’ which is about empowerment and fulfilling ones potential. The ‘We movement’ which is where the younger generation (around 16,000 people) come together to talk about social issues and making a better world. They have a ‘we day’ every year and Selena has hosted it 4 times and she has been supporting this movement for a while.

Unicef (The United Nations Children Fund) is quite a large and global charity.  Selena has been a UNICEF ambassador since 2009 and is the youngest ambassador there has ever been.  She has been to places like Nepal, which is a LIC (low income country) and has given money and supported the cause to help the most unfortunate of people.

Recently, there has been a lot of cases to do with sexual assault. There has been a very well known movement called ‘Time’s Up’ which is to create awareness and fight against sexual assault. Selena was one of the first to post about it on Instagram to spread the message and she anonymously donated $1 Million to the movement which is the biggest amount a celebrity has donated.

Here are a few more charities, which she has supported:

  • 10×10
  • Alliance for Children’s Rights
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • Stand Up To Cancer
  • Malala Fund
  • The Salvation Army
  • Teen Cancer America
  • Free the Children
  • ENOUGH Project
  • ALS Association

There are about 15+ charities/foundations that she has worked with.

We need more social influencers to create awareness about these types of topic to a wide audience and make a difference to improve our world and to get more people involved.

We need more people like Selena.