Key Quotes for 2018

Key Quotes for 2018

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Last update: Thursday 13th December
 
YouTube has deleted just over half of the music videos Scotland Yard has asked to be taken down because they incite violence, according to police figures.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has blamed social media for fuelling a surge in murders in London, singling out the ‘drill genre’ of rap music for glamourising violent crime.
Drill videos easily able to view online feature hooded and masked gangs threatening each other with violent lyrics, gestures and hand signals, with some attracting millions of views.
CrimeThe Sentinel - 29 May 2018
 
There is a growing view that even the term ‘condition’ is inaccurate, and that autism is a form of neurodiversity – a normal and natural variation in the human genome that creates an alternative but equally valid way of understanding and experiencing the world to that of neurotypical people.
Around one in 80 children are believed to be autistic, although some suggest it may be nearer to one in 60.
Young PeopleYouth and Children’s Work - July 2018
 
More than 70% of all plastic ever produced has become litter and less than a tenth of that has been recycled (or down-cycled as it is sometimes called) because it still exists as plastic somewhere.
EnvironmentThe Plain Truth - Spring-Summer 2018
 
Most people have suffered from stress at work, but managers do not know how to deal with mental stress issues, research shows. A survey of more than 500 managers found that one in three believed employees should not discuss mental health, while many said they were not equipped to deal with the issue. Half of managers in larger firms admitted more should be done and most wanted training on how to deal with mental health.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - 14 May 2018
 
What’s the news about the state of the church in Japan? The churches that do exist are usually small, 82% have under 50 regular attendees, 62% under the 30 and 31% less than 15 people in regular attendance.
ChurchEvangelicals Now - July 2018
 
Millions of pounds in support for deaf children is being lost, leaving services at “breaking point”, a charity has warned. Around a third of councils are making cuts, according to the National Deaf Children’s Society, which accused the Government of “woeful complacency”.
Social IssuesThe Sentinel - 14 May 2018
 
Almost 450,000 teenagers are thought to have engaged in online casino-style gambling, having been lured through video games.
Young PeopleThe Christian Institute - 6th July 2018
 
Teenagers are becoming less likely to have sex, preferring to spend time with their families and having romantic relationships online, a study suggests. A survey of 1,000 16- to 18-year-olds also found they were drinking much less.
Young PeopleBBC - 18th July 2018
 
The Global Slavery Index Report was published this week by the Walk Free Foundation...40.3 million people were living in modern slavery in 2016, seventy per cent of whom were women and girls.
CrimeCARE Impact Direct - 20th July 2018
 
More than 2.6 million people are currently internally displaced in Somalia, owing to floods, conflict, and a cyclone. In May, heavy rains caused deadly floods across East Africa (News, 25 May). A tropical cyclone, Sagar, was the trigger for the torrential rains.
Disasters/WarChurch Times - 22 June 2018
 
Denmark has joined some other European countries in deciding to ban garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa. In a 75-30 vote with 74 absentees, Danish MPs approved the government’s law.
PoliticsThe Sentinel - 1 June 2018
 
Eight out of ten people in the UK (83 per cent) would be unable to identify all of their neighbours in a police line-up, according to a recent study by Eden Project Communities. The poll of more than 4,000 UK adults also revealed that 10 per cent of Londoners cannot identify a single one of their neighbours.
Social IssuesChristianity – July 2018
 
The state of Britain’s roads is stopping more people from cycling, a survey has suggested. More than half (56 per cent) of people say they would cycle more if roads had fewer faults such as potholes, according to research commissioned by charity Cycling UK.
HealthThe Sentinel - 1 June 2018
 
By 2040 there could be as many as 460 million African Catholics, many millions more than the number of European Catholics.
Religion/SpiritualityChristianity – July 2018
 
Up to 850 women in England and Wales could benefit from a targeted pill that treats ovarian cancer after it was approved for use on the NHS through the Cancer Drugs Fund. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (nice) said niraparib will be made available to adults with relapsed, high-grade serous epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer, who have had two or more courses of platinum-based chemotherapy.
HealthThe Sentinel - 1 June 2018
 
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