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Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
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News Round Up 183

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  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,060 mod
    White bread is not very healthy, so it's encouraging to see the message seems to be getting through at last.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    We use Naan here and I think it is also a kind of white bread with some extra calories and no fibres. But, I have no idea why UK is getting difficult for living!

    It seems that white bread, which was once a big part of Britain's diet, is on the decline on the country's dinner tables. A Daily Mail article reports sales have plummeted, with shoppers spending £40million less on it last year. White bread appears to be the victim of a health backlash, with people switching to brown bread and foreign alternatives such as naan and ciabatta.
  • ElleElle Posts: 508 ✭✭✭✭
    @Bubbly I LOVE Naan!! :) so good
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,060 mod
    I'm not sure if nan is quite so bad @Bubbly but maybe it is. I doubt that it has so many chemicals and preservatives as regular white bread sold in the supermarkets.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge we eat it on weekend or special occasions. Usually, we bake "roti" at home for lunch and dinner.

  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,060 mod
    I had a couple of little donuts that I dunked in yoghurt for breakfast today. They are nice because they aren't very sweet.

    I'm a fan of parathas @Bubbly but not if they are greasy in any way.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge parathas are usually used in breakfast but I avoid it because of too much oil in it.

  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Xanthippe I hope that you name is also included in this list. ;)

    A maths teacher, who describes maths as “quite addictive”, from Preston Manor School in Wembley, has reached the top 10 finalists for a global teaching prize. The final top 10 shortlist has been published, after entries were received from teachers in 148 countries.
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Bubbly, I am sorry, I don't teach maths. :)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Xanthippe me neither. :(
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    If you are a good student you should score good mark in Maths.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Renni I am not. I hardly passed Maths in my school. My teacher was so good but my mind was not that good for this subject and now Statistics has replaced it. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,060 mod
    I was lucky if I could just about scrape through in math. Not my favourite subject either @Bubbly.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge I have opted Statistics for the next semester. My friend tried to convince me a lot that I should select any other elective subjects that are much easier than Statistics but I took it as a challenge. :)

    Fingers crossed for the good results! ;)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,060 mod
    You masochist @Bubbly!
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge not exactly but I like to overcome my assumption that statistics subject is meant for geniuses only like @Xanthippe :)
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Bubbly, you should see me in Second Life. My brain is full of smoke, nearly burning. ;)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2016
    @Xanthippe Ah SL! My heart isn't yet in it. Please share with me some good communities in SL where I can learn statistics. ;)
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Bubbly, there is a science circle with Nymph. :)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Xanthippe really! But what is the connection between science and statistics? :/
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,876 mod
    I can't imagine a dog that is taller than me!

  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Lynne is this a new in News Round Up? :) :)
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Bubbly, I thought you liked quantum mechanics. ;)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,060 mod
    @Bubbly: "Anatolian Shepherd dog Kurt is described by owner Tracey Buckingham as 'the biggest cuddle monster' in the world.

    And, says the Daily Express, Tracey, from Chatham, Kent, reckons that Kurt, who is 7ft high could well be the biggest dog in the country.

    The dog weighs 11 stone and Tracey spends £100 a month on his diet of raw meat and bones."

    Over two metres high? I can't even imagine a dog this tall @Lynne. I mean that's about the height of an elephant. I wonder how they are measuring him.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Xanthippe I think that you overestimated my intelligence. LOL.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge isn't it huge! How does she manage it?

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