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Heartening because we Brummies should be intensely proud that medics at the QE are helping the 15-year-old recover from the dreadful injuries she sustained when she was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in her native Pakistan.
ama tha "It's heartening for us as an amateur sporting organisation that other professional codes are now keen to recruit our stars, and that they can learn from the professional way the GAA conducts its affairs.
SIR - While Mr Hain and Mr Murphy have gleefully clung to the credit crunch as their latest excuse for not supporting further devolution of powers to Wales, it was heartening to read of the optimistic and heartening assessment which greater control of our own affairs could bring from President Ilves of Estonia.
Although it's not the definitive guide to national performance--as not every country in the world takes part--the competition is a great opportunity to compare our training experience and skill level with those of other nations, and it is heartening to see the UK edging ever closer to the top ten.
IN all the recent worry about Northern Rock, it has been heartening that the chief executive Adam Applegarth and other senior executives have been prominent in the press, on TV and radio in trying to reassure the public about the underlying stability of the bank.
The general disagreeability of airports is well known to the point of cliche, so it was heartening to reflect on this attempt by Emre Arolat and his partner Gonca Cirakoglu to uplift and civilise a fundamentally dreary building type.
It is also heartening that some of the firms involved have donated money.
While one could observe disagreement on peripheral issues here and there, it was most heartening to witness the great love and admiration that all faculty members have for Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
Thus, it was heartening to see the IRS respond positively to the criticism it received about its EITC refund program.
Does this sound like the heartening progress our president sees?
It is heartening that the school board has agreed to conduct future graduation ceremonies in settings where all students and their families will feel welcome.
But the popular and legislative response to Kelo has been as heartening as the ruling was dispiriting: Citizens voiced their outrage, and at last count some 30 state legislatures have introduced or promised legislation to curb eminent domain abuse.