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Show strength in the face of adversity. That was the message relayed by defender Johnny Ertl to his Sheffield United team-mates as they approach the final furlong in the race to avoid relegation. Micky Adams’ side travel to Portsmouth tomorrow knowing they’re six points adrift of 21st placed Crystal Palace. The threat of relegation is [...]
Earlier this week I read Johann Hari’s piece “Thatcherite chicken soup for the soul” which recounted the evils of Paul McKenna’s latest self-help offering: ‘I Can Make You Happy’.
Hari’s piece spent a great deal of focusing on a few choice phrases from the book. On top of that he suggested that McKenna is telling readers [...]
As the dust fell on Microsoft’s 2011 Spring Showcase it wasn’t just the Xbox 360’s – on the go from midday until midnight – which were relieved to have survived.
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Cane toads were introduced to Australia in the 1930s to resolve theproblem of beetles decimating Queensland’s sugar cane crops. From an original 102 toads, the population soon rose to 3,000. But instead of going after the beetles, the toads ate insects, birds’ eggs and native frogs and its toxic skin killed off fish.
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What with Ireland beating England at cricket, and Sir Alex in sticky waters yet again, it may have escaped your attention that there hasn’t been a great deal tennis going on this week.
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Just 18 months ago, things could barely have seemed worse for Jaswant Singh.
The veteran member of India’s main opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party, was unceremoniously ousted from the parliamentary organisation when he published a book about Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. The apparent crime of the man who had served as both [...]
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