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The National,Wednesday June 15th, 2016

WE are hoping for common sense to prevail in this current situation with the university students going up against the Government of the day. The Catholic Church suggested using the Melanesian way to solve this stand-off and we hope all parties concerned consider it.
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THE Catholic Church says they do not support either side but are praying for a peaceful resolution so everyone is satisfied with their cause of action. They do condemn the excessive use of force used but are praying for common sense to prevail. Wonder what the other stand of other churches is on this issue?
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ABOUT time whoever is responsible for the upkeep of the beach fronts in the National Capital District pull nets across to stop waste especially empty plastic bags and containers from getting washed up on the beaches. It is an ugly sight for visitors and headache for residents who take the time to clean out the beaches.
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THE Great Toronto Fire of 1904 began in a factory in downtown Toronto, the capital city of Ontario, Canada, and spread to more than 100 other buildings before it was extinguished. For nine hours, Toronto’s firefighters – as well as firefighters from Hamilton, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York, that had come to help – braved strong winds and sub-zero temperatures as they fought to bring the blaze under control. What was the total estimated value of the property damaged by the fire?
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EIGHT years after he issued his 95 Theses and sparked the Protestant Reformation, Luther married former Catholic nun Katherina von Bora, with whom he raised six children. Though little is known about her, she is considered an important figure of the Reformation due to her role in helping to define Protestant family life and setting the precedent for clergy marriages. Von Bora was one of 12 nuns Luther helped escape from a convent in 1523.
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ST. Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1195, and is the patron saint of Portugal. The festivities held here in his honour begin on the evening of June 12 with an impressive display of marches, walking groups of singers and musicians, who parade along the Avenida da Liberdade. The celebration continues the next day with more processions and traditional folk dancing. Another custom of the day is for a young man to present the girl he hopes to marry with a pot of basil concealing a verse or love letter.
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QUOTE of the day: FEW serve truth in truth because only few have the pure will to be just, and of those again very few have the strength to be just. – Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
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