Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Brilliant neuro-orthopaedic veterinary surgeon Professor Noel Fitzpatrick fitting a new foot on Mitzy a German Shepherd whose foot was almost severed by a horse. This guy has proved the last stop saloon for many a despairing owner - the number of suicides his surgical skills have prevented as a result is not inconsiderable. I guess if you've never had a pet then the lengths that people will go to save them might seem a little extreme . But these people aren't nuts they just really love their animals . One emotional owner put it as follows " she's given me so much more than i could ever give her that I'd mortgage my own house if i had to. "
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Following the release this weekend of 251,287 confidential United States embassy cables, the First Wednesday debate at The Frontline Club focused on the revelations of this latest leak from whistle-blower website WikiLeaks.
Spokesperson for WL Kristinn Hrafnsson may have had large numbers of the audience behind him but Professor Colleen Graffy, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy remained unconvinced. In fact she was downright disapproving. She did however underline much to the amusement of the audience, that she had been instrumental in convincing the US state dept of the importance of social media members of whom she wryly observed then went onto mock her enthusiasm on their new Twitter accounts .