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Caught & Social: A Tangy taste of art, Notebook

Caught & Social: A Tangy taste of art

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Friday, 10 June 2011 at 11:56 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Friday, 10 June 2011 at 11:45 am

Online House Hunter: In the wake of the Olympics, Property

Online House Hunter: In the wake of the Olympics

There’s more to the Olympics and Paralympics than central London. Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver looks at some of the other venues benefiting from the Olympic effect.

By | Property | Friday, 10 June 2011 at 10:18 am

iBet: Expect goals from Iceland, Sport

iBet: Expect goals from Iceland

Iceland were the team to watch in qualification for the Under-21 finals. They scored 29 goals in their eight games – more than group winners the Czech Republic – but they also let in 11 for an average of five goals per game.

By | Sport | Friday, 10 June 2011 at 10:00 am

Domestic Workers Convention agreed despite UK government, Notebook

Domestic Workers Convention agreed despite UK government

Millions of domestic workers around the world are employed in private homes, often unregulated by public authorities, making them vulnerable to exploitation. This week the ILO has been meeting in Geneva to design a convention to protect them.

By | Notebook | Friday, 10 June 2011 at 6:01 am

MF Husain dies – lauded in exile by India’s artistic fraternity, Arts

MF Husain dies – lauded in exile by India’s artistic fraternity

It was a sad beginning to Christie’s annual auction of Indian modern and contemporary art in London’s Old Brompton Road this afternoon.
Maqbool Fida Husain, the doyen of that world, was not there to take his usual seat and see how his works were doing. MF, as he was known, died of a heart attack early [...]

By | Arts, The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 9 June 2011 at 7:05 pm

“Trap This Way”, Eagle Eye

“Trap This Way”

It’s one thing to walk into a trap. It’s another to do so when there’s a big neon sign labelled “Trap This Way”.

For a while now Conservative MP Priti Patel has been digging into the cost of civil service staff representation (and getting some impressively Sir Humphrey-ish answers in return). She’s been joined by Dominic Raab, sponsor of the unsuccessful Bill on thresholds for strike ballots.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 9 June 2011 at 4:47 pm

Dedicated followers of fashion in Dubai, The Foreign Desk

Dedicated followers of fashion in Dubai

For women in the Arab world, cross-dressing can be a way of accessing masculine power and privilege.

By | The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 9 June 2011 at 4:41 pm

In it for the long run: want sponsoring — prepare to be humiliated, Health

In it for the long run: want sponsoring — prepare to be humiliated

The plethora of fundraising running events filling the calendar is an interesting development in terms of both running and charity funding. The somewhat symbiotic relationship they enjoy is to be lauded in many ways but it is not without its problems.
Whose heart hasn’t slightly sunk at yet another email popping into their inbox, asking for [...]

By | Health, Notebook | Thursday, 9 June 2011 at 4:09 pm

The Bin Laden and Mladić Saga: A clash of civilisations?, Notebook

The Bin Laden and Mladić Saga: A clash of civilisations?

“Why does Mladić who was allegedly a part of a state command that caused the death of 100,000 people including 8,000 in Srebrenica, deserve due process? And why was Bin Laden denied that same right having killed 2817 American citizens? The answer may lie in what Edward Said concept of orientalism.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 9 June 2011 at 3:46 pm

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