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View samprior's Profile samprior Flag Hamburg 21 Sep 21 9.52am Send a Private Message to samprior Add samprior as a friend

Originally posted by HKOwen

Any idea who the interviewer is?

I don't know for sure but I think it's a Premier League production so not someone from the club... although that's probably not much of am answer to your question haha

 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 21 Sep 21 11.02am Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

This is good news too!

[Link]

Nice interview. Things are looking up lads.

Good call mate .

 

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Originally posted by BlueJay

CBeebies: Channel appoints George Webster as new host - [Link]

Saw this in the news and thought it was a nice little story. Good that a talented guy with Down Syndrome is given a pretty visible role on kids TV.

It sounds like he's achieved a lot in his life considering the hurdles he's faced (and is a Mencap ambassador), so is a good example of kids tuning in of what can be achieved in life no matter the challenges in your path.

When you think about it, people with Down Syndrome are shut out of society to an extent that exceeds their problems. This guy is at least out there doing his part to ensure that people see the person, not just the condition.

Fair play to the lad. Good luck to him.

 

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Originally posted by samprior

Fair play to the lad. Good luck to him.

100%. He's clearly a strong character, and it's good to see that paying dividends for him. No doubt some will cry tokenism, but often those same individuals don't leave room for any avenue that they don't perceive as such. In essence they just want to keep certain people down unless there's something it in for them personally (ideologically, financially etc). This lad has determination and a backbone. That's what counts.

 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 21 Sep 21 11.29am Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Tiny Home Village in Albuquerque Helps Homeless Transition With Social Services and Opportunities - [Link]

Quote In battling against the American homeless epidemic, it pays to think outside the box. The Tiny Home Village in Albuquerque isnít just a place for someone to sleep out of the weather, itís an occupational therapy project that helps the homeless reconnect with values and responsibility.

Set up to cultivate a strong community, the power of routine, and a sense of pride in oneself and surroundings, the Tiny Home Village (THV) hopes that its residents will be better prepared for when they finally get off the street.

The County of Bernalillo, New Mexico, secured a 30-year lease on a property owned by the Albuquerque Indian Center to build a walled and gated community of about 30 tiny houses that had doors which lock and climate control to give residents a strong enough sense of security and permanence that they could begin to really turn their life around.

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