Dale Williams is Mayor of Otorohanga and Chair of the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs. A certified motorcycle engineer by trade, Dale has first-hand experience launching and growing successful motorcycle dealerships and training young people through apprenticeship programs. Passionate about helping young people achieve the best career outcomes for their personal circumstances, Dale is an advocate of non-academic vocational pathways, realising that not all young people are suited to tertiary education.
The India-Pakistan partition in 1947 separated many friends and families overnight. A granddaughter in India decides to surprise her grandfather on his birthday by reuniting him with his childhood friend (who is now in Pakistan) after over 6 decades of separation, with a little help from Google Search.
Today is the 77th birthday of Pope Francis! Can you imagine starting a new job at his age? What an incredible example for all of us – you are never too old, or too young, to change the world. Pope Francis has surprised Catholic and non-Catholic alike during this Pontificate so far – he is the first Jesuit Pope, the first to take the name ‘Francis’, he has made himself very accessible to all people, and he has embraced modern methods of communication to bring the Gospel to the masses. As we celebrate his birthday today, here is an interview with Fr. Tony Percy, Rector of the Seminary of the Good Shepherd in Sydney, on the legacy of Pope Francis.
Two famous men died on 22 November 1963 - one was John F. Kennedy, who died in the most dramatic way possible. The other was C.S. Lewis, who died much quieter way in his apartment in London. Obviously the impact that JFK had on society and culture was enormous. But what about C.S. Lewis, what impact has he made on culture - was it even greater than that of JFK? As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death, Fr. Robert Barron explains the contribution of this apologist and evangelist.
Pope Francis welcomed Argentine soccer superstar Carlos Tevez. The Juventus player was joined by his family. And even though gifts are often exchanged near the end, the athlete's youngest daughter was unable to wait til then.
Christopher and Nicholas Capozziello are twin brothers who live three miles apart in Milford, Connecticut. Born prematurely in 1980, Chris was delivered first and went on to flourish. Nick, delivered five minutes later, stopped breathing and had to receive intensive care. Before their second birthday Nick was diagnosed with cerebral palsy,which continues to affect his life.
These two girls have one unique thing in common: they are missing an arm. No one in their town or family knew what it was like, so they found each other online. Watch as the two best friends meet for the VERY first time.
"It's still me Lord" - A film exploring dementia and spirituality. Helping carers and parishes support people with dementia.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the opposition leader from Myanmar, continued her tour through Europe with a stop at the Vatican to meet Pope Francis, who described her as a “symbol” of democracy and peace.
To Lydia Ekai, Helen Ateyo and Rebecca Asibitur, university education in Strathmore is undeniably one of the most important opportunities afforded to them. Born and raised in the arid Turkana county of Kenya, to these three girls university education is still considered something that few in their pastoralist community can aspire to or even dream about. But thanks to KIVA loans and Strathmore University these girls can now pursue their dreams. Watch them share their story.
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