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Redemption by John W.Mefford

The first three books in the Redemption Thriller series by John W. Mefford are available free gratis form Amazon Kindle UnlimitedIt features Three exciting, fast-paced, riveting thrillers. It comcerns a former FBI Agent named Alex Troutt Who had a loving family. A fulfilling career Until a tragic accident changed everything and she was forced to retire on medical grounds. However she discovers that it may have been more than just a simple accident.

AT Bay (Book 1)

Alex needs to rest her brain. But the FBI needs her back, because a killer has struck…the cause of death so bizarre no one can make sense of it. Alex ascertains that the victims share one common trait — in how they lived, and in how they died. Yet it becomes vividly clear that not all murders are equal. Alex finds herself Unable to decipher her family issues, However she still has her theories on the bizarre case. And they are solid. It is up to Alex to catch the killer before her life disintegrates, At the most stressful point in her life, with everything going wrong, it may all be too much. Will Alex survive?

AT Large (Book 2)

In the second novel Alex is Recruited to investigate a spate of grisly murders. However There appears to be no pattern to tje killings. So With the aid of a CIA misfit, Alex chases the assassin down the east coast, in an exciting game of cat and mouse. Then the killer turns it up a notch and it becomes a vendetta unlike any other, when the killer makes it personal and now Alex must confront the person who destroyed her life to cease the vicious murders.

AT Once (Book 3)

The third novel At Once features a character with a grievance who starts killing Priests. So FBI Agent Alex Troutt  is  called upon to investigate. Then a series of bombings take place in Boston and Alex discovers that her friend and colleague could be behind these bombings. As Alex pieces together the puzzle, she wonders how innocent her colleague really is and finds herself torn between her loyalty of friendship and her FBI oath…

Redemption Thriller Series
Books in the Alex Troutt Thrillers:
AT Bay (book 1)
AT Large (book 2)
AT Once (book 3)
AT Dawn (book 4)
AT Dusk (book 5)
AT Last (book 6)

Books in the Ivy Nash series:
IN Defiance (book 7)
IN Pursuit (book 8)
IN Doubt (book 9)
Break IN (book 10)
IN Control (book 11)
IN The End (book 12)

Books in the Ozzie Novak Series:
ON Edge (book 13)
Game ON (book 14)
ON The Rocks (book 15)
Shame ON You (book 16)
ON Fire (book 17)
ON The Run (book 18)

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Dark Oak by Jacob Sannox

I would like to read Dark Oak which is the debut novel and part one of the epic fantasy dark Oak Chronicles by Jacob Sannox. It has an interesting premise in that it takes place in a world shortly after Humanity has finally defeated an evil Dark Lord and looks at the aftermath. It features a character named Morrick who was captured and enslaved by the forces of the Dark Lord and fought on the wrong side. Though he was a slave, he is branded a traitor and must earn the trust of new lords in order to return to his family – if they are still alive. Now that their common enemy is dead, the nobles begin to forget old loyalties. However older and more terrible powers are discovered dwelling within the forest, and now Queen Cathryn’s realm looks set to plunge into war once more when they are awakened and Morrick finds himself forced to make a difficult decision…

Angel Faces by Scott Vincent

I would also like to read the exciting action thriller , Angel Faces: From the Series Vendicare) by Scott Vincent. It features a shadowy mysterious independent contractor named Vindicare who deals with covert operations that no government or organisation can put their name to. Vindicare are not answerable to any particular government. Beneath the sight of the public and the media, the organisation Vendicare operates as a truly international task force, taking on the jobs that governments and official bodies refuse to dirty their hands with.

It features a Highly trained, technologically advanced and militarily exceptional, billionaire Vincent Natalie who runs a powerful organisation that affects the world on a grand scale. Their latest mission, Angel Faces , takes them into the heart of hostile territory in Africa to face some of the most influential and feared terrorists of the modern era. But there could be far more at stake for the team on a personal level than they ever imagined. The group are tasked with keeping order and peace on a global scale, and there is a great weight of expectation on the men and women facing the ultimate responsibility.

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English Novelist, humorist and lyricist, Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE was Born 15th October 1881. His work includes novels, short stories, plays, poems, song lyrics, and numerous pieces of journalism. He enjoyed enormous popular success during a career that lasted more than seventy years and his many writings continue to be widely read. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse’s novels are mainly set in pre- and post-World War I English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education and youthful writing career. An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh, Rudyard Kipling, Stephen Fry, Christopher Hitchens, Douglas Adams, J. K. Rowling, and John Le Carré.

Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of 15 plays and of 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies, many of them produced in collaboration with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes (1934), wrote the lyrics for the hit song “Bill” in Kern’s Show Boat (1927), wrote lyrics to Sigmund Romberg’s music for the Gershwin – Romberg musical Rosalie (1928) and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers (1928). He is also in the Songwriters Hall of Fame and

P.G. Wodehouse sadly sadly passed away on 14th February 1975 despite this his work continues to enjoy enormous popular success and is still widely read. His novel Jeeves and Wooster was also adapted for a television series starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, and the musical comedies to which he contributed also remain popular to this day.

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Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is a global campaign which takes place annually on 15 October to raise awareness of the importance of handwashing with soap as a key approach to preventing the spread of diseases And to encourage people around the world to improve their handwashing habits by washing their hands with soap at critical moments throughout each day. Hand washing with soap is extremely effective and the most inexpensive way to prevent Diarrhea and Acute respiratory infections Pneumonia, a major ARI, is the number one cause of mortality among children under five years old, taking the life of an estimated 1.8 million children per year. Diarrhea and pneumonia together account for almost 3.5 million child deaths annually Handwashing with soap is estimated to reduce incidents of diarrhea by 30% and respiratory infections by 21% in children under the age of five.

The campaign was initiated to reduce childhood mortality rates and related respiratory and diarrheal diseases by introducing simple behavioral changes, such as handwashing with soap, and To Foster and support a general culture of handwashing with soap in all societies, the campaign also aims to Shine a spotlight on the state of handwashing in each country and raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap which can help prevent fatal diseases and lower the mortality rate.

It is important to turn handwashing into a habit. Turning handwashing with soap before eating and after using the toilet into an ingrained habit can save more lives than any single vaccine or medical intervention, cutting deaths from diarrhea by almost half and deaths from acute Respiratory infections by one-quarter. Hand washing is usually integrated together with other sanitation interventions as part of water, sanitation and hygiene WASH programmes. The Global Handwashing Day helps raise awareness of the importance of washing with soap, but it also makes it fun for children to get involved. Proper hygiene requires that individuals know the importance of good hygiene and develop the habits to carry it out. Many people with ample incomes lack the important habits of timely handwashing with soap, and thereby unknowingly endanger themselves and others around them.Peer influence is significant to seeing increased handwashing among students. In a study conducted in Kenya, researchers found that students were significantly more likely to wash their hands when another student is present.[9] Peer influence is only successful, however, when students know that handwashing is a desirable action.

The Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap (PPPHW) established Global Handwashing Day in 2008 as a way to promote a global and local vision of handwashing with soap. Steering Committee members of the PPPHW includes Colgate-Palmolive; FHI 360; The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Procter & Gamble; UNICEF; Unilever; University at Buffalo; USAID; the Water and Sanitation Programme at the World Bank; and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council. Continued research on handwashing habits and practices is commissioned in conjunction with GHD. In 2011, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA), sponsored a study to assess the handwashing habits of American and Canadian adults, finding that many were not using soap when washing their hands.

Each year, over 200 million people celebrate Global Handwashing Day. On 15 October 2014, Madhya Pradesh won the Guinness World Record for the most massive hand washing program involving 1,276,425 children in 51 different districts.Some groups choose to celebrate GHD on other dates than 15 October. In Ethiopia, 300 people celebrated Global Handwashing Day in Addis Ababa on 1 November in 2013. On 15 October 2015, Lupok Central Elementary School, Guiuan Eastern Samar, Philippines celebrated the Global Hand washing day by doing the proper hand washing before starting classes.

Global Handwashing Day was initiated by the Public Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW) in August 2008 at the annual World Water Week in Stockholm, Swede. The date was appointed by the UN General Assembly. The year 2008 was also the International Year of Sanitation. The focus for Global Handwashing Day’s inaugural year in 2008 was school children and members pledged to get the maximum number of school children handwashing with soap in more than 70 countries. In India in 2008, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and his teammates joined an estimated 100 million schoolchildren around the country in lathering up for better health and hygiene as part of the first Global Handwashing Day. In 2014, Global Handwashing Day was used as an opportunity to fight Ebola. In Nigeria, for example, Concern Universal and Carex sponsored events featuring singer Sunny Neji. The founding bodies included: FHI360 (a nonprofit human development organization based in the US),[20] US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Procter & Gamble, UNICEF, Unilever, World Bank Water & Sanitation Program and the United States Agency for International Development