Editorial - Spotlight nº 127 - July, August & September 2019

Editorial - Spotlight nº 127 - July, August & September 2019

Lots of the activities occurred in the community during the last few months and are fully covered in this issue which I hope you will enjoy.

We would like to congratulate the British Society team, and Rachel  Govier, the chair lady, for an excellent Queens´ Birthday celebration which was enjoyed  by almost 300 guests.

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Pipes & Drums News #127

Pipes & Drums News #127

Caledonian Ball – November 2nd                                        

This will be a mega event, celebrating the 95 years of the St. Andrew Society and ten years of the Pipe Band – Hípica Paulista, Brooklin.

Keeping Societies going is hard work, but our Scottish traditions have been fully and well supported here by the many Communities and friends that have been made over the years. We hope to keep going for another 95 years.

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One Million Participants, 54 Countries, One Winner!

One Million Participants, 54 Countries, One Winner!

After a week of intense competition and cultural exchange, the winner of the ESU International Public Speaking Competition 2019 is Ennio from Spain. The six finalists beat dozens of other contestants from all over the world, each the winner of their own national public speaking competition, to take part in the final at the Royal Institution today. They were asked to speak on the theme: ‘Nature is a common language.’

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The power of a kind word from a physician

The power of a kind word from a physician

A kind word and expression of concern from a physician can have a far more powerful effect on patients than was previously thought. A growing body of evidence suggests that offering kindness, empathy, or words of encouragement leads to better patient engagement, a more trusting relationship, better health outcomes, and a less stressful practice for clinicians.

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Editorial - Spotlight nº 126 - May & June 2019

Editorial - Spotlight nº 126 - May & June 2019

I hope you all enjoyed the recent celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s birthday, organized by the British Society and held at the British and Brazilian Centre. This year the event was anticipated to May. This is one of the more important events of our Cultural Calendar. Full coverage and photos will be included in our next edition.

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How FBB has been working for the Community and for the elderly cause in 2019

How FBB has been working for the Community and for the elderly cause in 2019

The other projects have not been interrupted and continue in operation in consistence with the demands of our beneficiaries. In February and March, FBB’s staff made 105 carer-escorts available in the Care Programme and 7 in the Extended Programme where we continue assisting the Casa Madre Teodora dos Idosos with financial, material and human resources. Besides that, we keep taking care of our own: 44 home visits were made to the elderly people of our community in order to check their situation and provide any assistance needed.

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