Billy Rhodes had always been a kind and loving boy. He always looked out for others. On the first day of school for his little sister, Hayley, he didn’t leave her side until she had settled in with new friends. When mum, Janet, noticed his pocket money was starting to go missing without anything to show she was concerned.
“He’s a good boy,” she told TG. “At first I worried he was being bullied and his money was being stolen.”
Upon further investigation it came to light that Billy had been saving the money to put to a worthy cause. The ten year old had seen a television appeal on behalf of children who had been displaced by war. His noble young heart wished to do whatever he could to help.
“I want to help people when I’m older,” he said.
An inspirational young man with a philanthropic spirit. Billy is certainly destined for great things. Working together with his mum he will be taking part in fundraising activities later in the year, starting with a sponsored cycle around the small island of Millport (UK).
We at Torrance Global wish him every bit of success. Stay tuned for more from this up and coming youngster who’s doing his part to bring hope to many across the world.
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Like lots of people I have been searching my whole adult life for the perfect job. In doing so I was a little creative on my C.V … Okay I lied completely, but it worked. Before long I was offered a job on a film set as a stunt man. At first I thought, ‘this is going to be awesome!’ Then I found out my first stunt was to fall from a three story building. How do I tell the director that I am afraid of heights?
Scaredy Stun Man
We all like to think we are capable of the impossible. I also like to believe that is true but I wouldn’t go trying to take part in the Grand National thinking I am a champion race horse. Your best option would be to come clean to the director or … jump.
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Got a ridiculous problem? Why not ask aunty for some unconventional advice.
I had been happily married for ten years. I am a travelling salesmen so I am away a lot but never did I think I would lose my place in the house. I returned early from business to find my wife curled up on the couch with Dennis, my Doberman Pincher. He won’t let me anywhere near her and keeps slobbering all over her. I was devastated and to add insult to injury I had to clean up a large deposit he had left on the living room floor. Dennis has been my best friend for five years and he betrays me like this! I can’t do anything about it because… well he’s a Doberman Pincher. How can I move on with my life? A dog is supposed to be a man’s best friend!
I think it is about time you pack up and leave. The dog owns the house now and unless you are willing to become his obedient servant you may wish to consider moving on.
I trust your wife will be well taken care of.
Have you ever considered getting a gerbil?
If it’s a stupid problem to have we would like to hear it. Ask our aunty and get some advice that may or may not be of use.
Since Walking Dead will be returning for it’s eighth season in October I am going to have a little look at where it left off. This humble critic will offer their own thoughts on the season as well as give some of my opinions on what I feel is to come.
THE MAIN TALKING POINTS
Introducing The Kingdom
I hadn’t read the comic books so I was seeing all of this new when it was shown on TV. I fell in love instantly with the Kingdom just from the very short clip that showed Ezekiel with Shiva. I mean who wouldn’t find a man with a pet tiger awesome!?
Unfortunately as far as the Kingdom was concerned it all went down hill from there. I was very disappointed with the way Carol (Melissa McBride) reacted to Ezekiel (Khary Phaton) and I was even more annoyed at his response. It showed me that despite having a tiger by his side he was not to be taken seriously. All that excitement had been for nothing. At the very end of season seven we got to see Shiva in action but it was much too late by then.
His character was great in the beginning. He was a survivalist, he had a good attitude and Norman Reedus played the unlikely hero very well. However like the situation with the Kingdom it went down hill. The writers decided to play to Daryl’s gathering of female fans by making him brood more and generally become a bit of a snooze fest to watch. Hopefully season eight can see him pick his game up again.
Oh the drama!
Yes Walking Dead has always been a bit of a soap opera with a zombie apocalypse back drop and it’s one of the things that I enjoyed the show for but season seven had nothing but boring dialogue and story lines that were about as exciting as unbuttered toast! One particular episode comes to mind and it is one in which Tara (played by Alanna Masterson) was on her own adventure and discovered the new group at the shore lines. Firstly the acting capability was not vibrant enough to hold forty or minutes of an episode on her own and secondly by taking a different character each episode it further slowed the pace of a season that was already struggling.
I feel like I’m being a bit unfair so let’s take a look at some of the things that I did enjoy.
Played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan there was a whole summer of anticipation of his character and what would do. The closing of Season Six had been the most explosive ending of a TV series I have seen for a long time. The direction, acting, cinematography, writing had all been on point. JDM’s vibrant acting always lit up the screen and the episodes of season seven that he didn’t appear in really lacked flavour.
Overall season seven boring and forgettable. I wasn’t surprised that it lost a lot of its viewership. I am hoping that it was just a matter of a slow season preparing to set up for a very exciting war.
What’s to come?
A war? More Zombies? Perhaps a story line that is worth tuning in for?
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