Over the weekend Tranmere Rovers are set to unveil a permanent tribute to their most successful manager; Johnny King. The Tranmere Supporters Group have raised the £50,000 for the cost of the tribute to the most successful manager in Tranmere Rovers FC history. The Trust have been oversubscribed in applications from fans to have their names etched on the base of the statue, with more than 450 people paying £60 per name, and a number of other fundraising events helped the trust reach its target.
Iwas reading through the BBC News website today, when I came across a story of some robotic bears who are being developed to help make sick kids better. Huggable is a project of the Personal Robots Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). They are running research to see how robots could help sick or injured children. The bear integrates an Android smart phone for its computing power and all systems look set for tests to take place with kids in hospitals in America. Well excuse me for pouring scorn on such an esteemed institute as MIT but kids have been playing with teddy bears for over a century now and they always make kids feel better so why do they suddenly need a robotic, computerised bear?
Plans are underway for an “Eric Morecombe Day” and a sculpture of the great man with his comic partner Ernie Wise following the vandalising of a statue in his home town. The Marine Road Central statue was removed after the incident earlier this month. Jim Cadman, who will lead the project to create the two new tributes, said the vandalism had become “a springboard for further celebrating Eric’s memory”. A public meeting on Wednesday put forward the new ways to “achieve a last legacy for Morecambe’s favourite son”.
Some of you were a little critical of us for sacking Flat Eric the other week after he had joined us here on Jammy Toast. Today we can reveal exactly why we replaced Eric on his duties as Musical Correspondent for us. We replaced Eric, not because we were having a reshuffle as we suggested, because Eric has gone and started his own website. If you would like to take a look at his new offering, which he launched yesterday, then head on over to Flat Eric’s.
Today we would like to wish our Bearkeeper a very happy returns for his Birthday. Quite a bit of water has flowed under the bridge since this photograph was taken back in 1968 but some say he is just as childish today as he was back then. Even Great Uncle Bimbo would agree with that one! Have a great day dude from all the bears!
Today, we are continuing our series of posts about the influence of people on our lives who we may be totally unaware of. People who work behind the scenes and who mostly stay unknown to us – the people who benefit from their work. For example, how many of you have heard of Salvino D’Armate… No? Well that Italian gentleman was the guy responsible for inventing the first pair of wearable eyeglasses or spectacles. Just imagine where some of us would be without the invention by Mr D’Armate. To start the ball rolling, today we will take a look at…
Jammy Toast has been hit by a flu bug. Davidd has had a day off work with his duvet on the couch moaning that he never gets any sympathy while slowly but surely bear after bear slowly succumbs to the bug. The problem with Davidd and Razzi working as Driving Instructors is they pick many people up from sixth forms and colleges and so tend to bring home all the school bugs. So today all that can be heard around Jammy Toast is the sound of bear sneezes and wheezes. This is reminiscent of the great Bear-Flu outbreaks of 2010 and 2013.
We told you the story on Saturday of the World’s Saddest Bears and today we would like to give you all an update. So far kind well-wishers have stumped up over £5,000 to help bring the unhappy bears to a new home waiting for them in Britain. On Saturday we told how the two bears have only ever known misery inside their open-air cell in the Bulgarian mountains. Ever since Milcho, 14, and his sole companion Gosho, 12, were born they have known only misery. However, thanks to a British wildlife group, they could soon be feeling grass beneath their paws for Christmas.
Today we can reveal the story of the world’s saddest bears who have only ever known misery inside their open-air cell in the Bulgarian mountains. Pacing up and down in a baking hot concrete pit in the scorching midday sun, brown bear Milcho gazes imploringly through the wire mesh that holds him captive. Ever since Milcho, 14, and his sole companion Gosho, 12, were born they have known only misery. However, thanks to a British wildlife group, they could soon be feeling grass beneath their paws for Christmas. The Wildwood Trust, based near Canterbury, in Kent, is appealing for donations so the sad pair can enjoy a new life in a countryside sanctuary.
Why is it that we find baby animals more cute and pleasing to look at than their parents? Their big eyes gaze at us as we become drawn, often affectionately and smiling, to their cute noses, fluffy faces and infantile features. The need to be appealing to adult animals is an advantage because baby animals face some of the most difficult challenges in the animal kingdom – but what makes an infant animal appealing to humans?
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