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iBet: Back England to win the Six Nations, Sport

iBet: Back England to win the Six Nations

2011 Six Nations
Back England to win the tournament at 2-1
0.5 pts
Although I fancy England to get their RBS Six Nations campaign off to a great start by beating Wales tonight, I can’t quite justify backing them at the generally available 5/6 giving up a three point start. England do seem far more settled and appear [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 4 February 2011 at 1:00 am

Bankers’ pay is crazy. Footballers’ pay is not, Eagle Eye

Bankers’ pay is crazy. Footballers’ pay is not

There is plenty that is wrong with Premier League football but the fact that it makes quality footballers as rich as Croesus is not one of them.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 8:59 pm

Can complexity theory explain Egypt’s crisis?, Eagle Eye

Can complexity theory explain Egypt’s crisis?

We’re a bit late in getting to number 500 in my series, but here is number 498. Asked by New Scientist.
Thank you to Caspar Melville.
It joins another series that I inadvertently started this week, of Unexpected Historical Questions about the Egypt Crisis. Well, I say I started it, but it was started by a correspondent of mine [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 7:45 pm

UFC 126: Will stars Silva and Jones continue to burn brightly?, Sport

UFC 126: Will stars Silva and Jones continue to burn brightly?

Long reigning middleweight champion Anderson Silva bids to extinguish the growing notion that what once burnt with such awe-inspiring intensity has begun to fade, while the rising star of mixed martial arts, Jon Jones, sets out to confirm the consensus belief that he is destined to illuminate the Octagon for many years to come.

By | Sport | Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 6:43 pm

Was Mona Lisa a man?, Eagle Eye

Was Mona Lisa a man?

Number 497 in my inexhaustible series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by the Daily Mail:
Was da Vinci’s young male apprentice the model for that famous enigmatic smile?
Actually, the Mail online article says “model model”, but I have edited it for them, free of charge.
Right: Not the Mona Lisa. The Mail [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 5:57 pm

World food prices hit record high, Chunomics

World food prices hit record high

Just seen world food prices hit another record high according to the UN Food and Agriculture organisation.

By | Chunomics | Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 3:15 pm

Are we any closer to the truth?, Eagle Eye

Are we any closer to the truth?

The Rebuttal Service can put its feet up for a while, as we wait for the Iraq Inquiry to draft its report, although I should expect the LBLM&C* to find ever more excuses to recycle 101 ways of saying “We didn’t agree with the war”, even though it was eight years ago and no one [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 3:02 pm

In it for the long run: alleviating the boredom, Sport

In it for the long run: alleviating the boredom

There are numerous perfectly valid reasons why the majority of the population don’t run. And one of the most frequent offered up to me when conversation turns to marathon training is how boring it must be.

By | Sport | Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 2:50 pm

The year of the rabbit, Notebook

The year of the rabbit

Fireworks, fanfare, festivities and folklore as China sees in the New Year

By | Notebook | Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 1:58 pm

The price of your takeaway, Chunomics

The price of your takeaway

For most folk most of the time the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply doesn’t get the pulse rating, but it is not to be underestimated, and especially for the window on the economic future it offers us. Their surveys of managers at the “sharp end” usually give a fairly good idea of where we [...]

By | Chunomics | Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 1:51 pm

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