Tag Archives: Olympics

#R2BC Thursday’s #GoodNews

As a sci-fi and fantasy fan, I know I am not alone, in feeling a little frustrated in how slow my favourite genres have been to keep pace with social change. It’s ironic that genres which, so often, give us the ability to explore sensitive social issues can so often drag their feet on issues […]
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#R2BC Wednesday’s #GoodNews

Living in Sheffield and having lived in Derby it’s hard not to be incredibly happy about the news for Forgemasters and Bombardier, especially with turbulant times ahead. I am grinning about the stunning news at the Olympics. However, as a parent the news that cot deaths in England and Wales are at their lowest ever […]
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#R2BC Tuesday’s #GoodNews

New Drug could treat Chagas Disease, Ieishmaniasis & Sleeping Sickness World’s Longest Hunger strike to End £6.6m Cardiac Unit Opens in Swansea £8m in Funding Approved for Briton Ferry School 1007 Dancing Robots set World Record UK Industrial Output Up Hololens helping NASA design Next Mars Rover North & South Korean Gymnasts Pose for Selfie […]
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#R2BC Monday’s #GoodNews

As a cat person I could happily sit here and grin about Arabian Sand Cats and Amur Leopards. However, that would be a disservice to the amazing events over the weekend. As usual, Monday’s R2BC tends to be very sports heavy, and with the Rio Olympics underway, today is no exception. I’d usually dwell on the […]
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#R2BC Tuesday’s #GoodNews

Top news for me today is about the team of refugees that will be competing at this year’s Olympics. With all the concerns over Zika etc. for Rio to see something that so embraces the Olympic spirit of inclusivity is brilliant. A team of 10 athletes who would not otherwise be able to compete, from […]
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#R2BC Wednesday’s #GoodNews

S’all written in the stars today. Though I am torn as to whether the appearance of a new moon around dwarf planet Makemake has me more excited than the confirmation of the location of the Beagle probe, which was thought to be lost or completely destroyed. James Webb Telescope Mirrors Revealed Never-Before-Seen Moon Spotted around Dwarf […]
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#R2BC Thursday’s #GoodNews

A day for great ladies. An amazing and courageous humanitarian is to be celebrated on the US $20 Bill and Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 90th Birthday and over 60 years on the British Throne. UK to take thousands of Child Refugees Harriet Tubman to be new face of US $20 Bill Yemen Peace Talks set to […]
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#R2BC Tuesday’s #GoodNews

Syrian Peace Talks, UN’s positive response to last week’s request from FARC and the Colombian Government, and lots of other good stuff; but today I’m torn between seeing the Iran’s choice of a female Paralympia to carry their flag at the Rio Olympics (Yes, not Paralympics, but Olympics) this Summer or the remarkable innovations in […]
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#R2BC Monday’s #GoodNews – Davis Cup for GB

Thanks for bearing with us. It’s all go here at Chez Nomad as crazy decorating and building work ahead of the arrival of the twins. Big news today is obviously around sports. With R2BC being a, primarily, UK Focused blog we are cheering at a wide variety of victories but top of the list has […]
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