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By | Digital Digest | Thursday, 31 March 2011 at 11:07 am

The enemy we don’t know…, The Foreign Desk

The enemy we don’t know…

On Tuesday, Foreign Ministers and political leaders met for the London Conference on Libya.  No-one raised the question of why a discussion on Libya should be held in the United Kingdom, a former colonial power of the Arab world.
“But we have the support of the Arab League!” the war mongerers in Downing Street proclaim, as [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 31 March 2011 at 10:24 am

Online House Hunter: Under Starter’s Orders, Property

Online House Hunter: Under Starter’s Orders

First-time buyers may have to wait to join the government’s First Buy scheme but the property industry is already under starter’s orders

By | Property | Thursday, 31 March 2011 at 7:00 am

Motorcycle Diaries – Suzuki GSXR 600 2011 Review, Notebook

Motorcycle Diaries – Suzuki GSXR 600 2011 Review

So I got my hands on the Suzuki GSXR600, and Kwakker ZX6R for two weeks, two of the best machines around if you ask me, see what I thought of the all new GSXR below!

By | Notebook | Thursday, 31 March 2011 at 6:00 am

iBet: Tottenham should have too much for Wigan, Sport

iBet: Tottenham should have too much for Wigan

Wigan v Tottenham, Premier League, Saturday 3pm

Lay Wigan at 2.25 to one with Betfair
Not much to go at tonight and a good chance to look at the weekend’s football, with the Premier League back in action following all the recent internationals, and one bet jumps out at me off the coupon. Wigan have only won [...]

By | Sport | Thursday, 31 March 2011 at 12:01 am

The Interrogative Mood, Eagle Eye

The Interrogative Mood

Time for a Questions to Which the Answer is No special.
I have been reading The Interrogative Mood: A Novel? by Padgett Powell, recommended to me by a reader, which consists entirely of questions.
The first is:
Are your emotions pure?
It proceeds, mostly haphazardly, with occasional sustained sequences of linked questions, all of which belong to a characteristic [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 30 March 2011 at 10:26 pm

India beats Pakistan at cricket but unites for peace talks, The Foreign Desk

India beats Pakistan at cricket but unites for peace talks

DELHI: India is tonight noisily celebrating its victory an hour or two ago over Pakistan in the semi-finals of the cricket World Cup.
As soon as the match finished, the sky around my central Delhi flat was full of flashes and blasts from fireworks and young people began driving around cheering on motor bikes. Others danced in the [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 30 March 2011 at 7:49 pm

The Listening Post: New York, New York, Notebook

The Listening Post: New York, New York

Each week, I’ll be posting an update on developments in the field of digital publishing, particularly from a newspaper perspective, and mentioning developments from The Independent digital team.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 30 March 2011 at 6:37 pm

Origins of the Cameron-Balls Feud, Eagle Eye

Origins of the Cameron-Balls Feud

In tracing the origins of David Cameron’s hostility towards Ed Balls, I couldn’t dredge my profile of the shadow chancellor – he was then Children’s Secretary – for GQ, March 2009, from the internet. So I reproduce it here, because it includes the bit about Balls taking the fourth highest First in Philosophy, Politics and [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 30 March 2011 at 5:25 pm

Stats say Manchester United for the title with Liverpool in fourth, Sport

Stats say Manchester United for the title with Liverpool in fourth

Now that Fabio Capello’s ‘B’ team have faced Ghana at Wembley, attention in English football returns to the enthralling Premier League races for the title, for European qualification, and to avoid the drop.
Just 82 Premier League games remain to be played this season, and it’s great fun trying to predict the [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 30 March 2011 at 3:49 pm

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