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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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)
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).
So we now know, if we hadn’t guessed, just what the Exiles are all about.
It’s the name that is going to be attached to the team selected from the best overseas players in Super League that will play England on June 10.
The Government’s much-heralded cap on skilled immigration takes effect today. It will limit the number of skilled migrants from outside the EU allowed to come to the UK to work, although there are some substantial exemptions, including workers transferred within multinational companies and the very highly paid.
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