Latest Michael Whiting Stories

2008-07-01 00:14:23

A GP who witnessed the birth of the NHS in 1948 will be speaking on Friday at a special service at Beverley Minster to celebrate its 60th anniversary. Alexandra Wood spoke to him. HE may have retired more than 20 years ago but when Michael Whiting, 91, goes for a stroll near his old surgery in South Cave he still bumps into patients who greet him with "Hello Doctor." Dr Whiting is one of a handful of GPs left who witnessed the huge changes the coming of the National Health Service bought....

2005-07-15 06:28:22

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Friday international aid was flowing smoothly to tsunami-hit areas of Aceh, denying reports of large numbers of containers languishing on Indonesian wharfs. Michael Whiting of the UN Joint Logistics Center in Aceh, on the northern tip of Sumatra island, said early blockages were largely due to the inexperience of many non-government aid groups that flocked to the region after the Dec. 26 disaster. "It's well within manageable proportions now,"...

Word of the Day
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.