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An insight into American sports betting, Sport

An insight into American sports betting

Michael Kim speaks with Las Vegas betting expert Chuck Esposito about the wealth of sporting action the public is taking a punt on in America.

By | Sport | Thursday, 7 April 2011 at 12:41 pm

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Thursday, 7 April 2011 at 12:37 pm

Venezuela; not another Libya, The Foreign Desk

Venezuela; not another Libya

Before the Libyan blood has even dried from the first few weeks of the Nato-led assault on their country, some politicians are hungry for another bout of foreign intervention. Last Thursday, US Congressman Connie Mack asked the Obama administration to “put an end” to the government of Venezuela, led by President Hugo Chavez.

By | The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 7 April 2011 at 11:23 am

Understanding the innovation of HIV treatments, Notebook

Understanding the innovation of HIV treatments

HIV is now considered a chronic illness rather than a death sentence in countries where people living with HIV have sustained access to HIV treatments. But when you talk to many people who are living with HIV on a day to day basis, they’ll tell you that there is nothing ‘normal’ about living with HIV.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 7 April 2011 at 11:20 am

In it for the long run: Tapering, Sport

In it for the long run: Tapering

This is a strange time for runners leading up to the London Marathon. However half-hearted you may have been about the event at the start, after months of training I challenge anyone embarking on their first marathon not to admit that they are totally obsessed.

By | Sport | Thursday, 7 April 2011 at 10:35 am

Online House Hunter: Preparing for a sale, Property

Online House Hunter: Preparing for a sale

How the web can help you sell your home – and find your new one. Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver reports

By | Property | Thursday, 7 April 2011 at 7:00 am

iBet: Outside bets for The Masters, Sport

iBet: Outside bets for The Masters

Phil Mickelson is all the rage for the Augusta Masters, which will have golf fans burning the midnight oil for the next four nights. The course is the second toughest on the US tour and requires long hitters and fearless putters, but also rewards golfers prepared to take chances. Mickelson loves Augusta and his three-stroke win last year when he held off Lee Westwood was his third success in this major.

By | Sport | Thursday, 7 April 2011 at 12:01 am

Labour Party policy review/Unsigned Band Review, Arts

Labour Party policy review/Unsigned Band Review

This morning’s Labour Party creative industry policy review announcement was hijacked by Kat Jackman’s story about Unsigned Band Review, a recently-founded online “one stop shop” for unsigned bands looking to break into the music industry.

By | Arts | Thursday, 7 April 2011 at 12:00 am

After the whistle, Eagle Eye

After the whistle

Ryan Gallagher for the New Statesman has compiled an interesting list of seven great whistleblowers. They are:

Joe Darby (Abu Ghraib)

Daniel Ellsberg (the Pentagon Papers)

Mark Felt (Watergate)

Katharine Gun (bugging the UN)

Clive Ponting (the Belgrano)

Frank Serpico (NYPD corruption)

Mordechai Vanunu (Israel’s nuclear weapons programme)

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 6 April 2011 at 10:58 pm

Is this the world’s first gay caveman?, Eagle Eye

Is this the world’s first gay caveman?

Number 566 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No was asked by the Daily Mail until it changed the headline. Perhaps they forgot that I was onto them. Fortunately, PaulH61, who spotted it, kept an old link and I recovered the old front page from the cache (left).

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 6 April 2011 at 9:26 pm

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