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Cricket World Cup: If Carlsberg did World Cup campaigns…, Sport

Cricket World Cup: If Carlsberg did World Cup campaigns…

The ICC owe much to Andy Flower and his side. Without England’s uncanny ability to produce nerve-jangling endings, this World Cup would simply not have been all it was cracked up to be.

By | Sport | Monday, 7 March 2011 at 12:17 pm

Is the public bored of Af-Pak coverage?, Notebook

Is the public bored of Af-Pak coverage?

When I was speaking to the award-winning Sky News correspondent Alex Crawford for an interview published today in the i newspaper, she told me she would miss covering Afghanistan and Pakistan when she redeploys to Africa in the summer.
She admitted she was “disappointed” to be leaving behind a subject that she has covered so extensively, [...]

By | Notebook | Monday, 7 March 2011 at 11:49 am

Will Saudi be the next to rise up?, Notebook

Will Saudi be the next to rise up?

It is strange to read in the news that the Saudi monarchy has “banned” demonstrations; as if such demonstrations were allowed in the first place.  Nevertheless, small protests in the east of Saudi Arabia do signal a change.  With March 11th being ear-marked as a ‘day of rage’, thousands of security forces are being sent [...]

By | Notebook | Monday, 7 March 2011 at 11:04 am

Vocational courses: Is it because I is black?, Notebook

Vocational courses: Is it because I is black?

In March 2002 Professor David Gillborn, a leading authority on critical race studies in Education, warned that the reform of secondary education which introduced vocational programmes for “lower-performing pupils” would only serve to entrench institutional racism within schools. He argued that when teachers define “lower-performing pupils” “they generally underestimate the abilities of black youngsters.” His [...]

By | Notebook | Monday, 7 March 2011 at 10:43 am

World of weather: the strongest gust of wind, Notebook

World of weather: the strongest gust of wind

I guess we are allused to hearing about new records being broken when it comes to the weather. So it won’t come as a surprise to hear that there is a new record for the strongest gust of wind. The 253.5mph gust was measured at Barrow Island, Australia during Tropical Cyclone Olivia. What is unusual [...]

By | Notebook | Monday, 7 March 2011 at 10:17 am

Caught & Social: Liam aims Eye with new band, Notebook

Caught & Social: Liam aims Eye with new band

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Monday, 7 March 2011 at 10:02 am

Today from <i>i</i>: what’s in an uplifting motto?, Notebook

Today from i: what’s in an uplifting motto?

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Monday, 7 March 2011 at 9:52 am

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Digital Digest

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By | | Monday, 7 March 2011 at 9:45 am

Did ‘Mummy’s Curse’ Kill Egyptian Looters?, Eagle Eye

Did ‘Mummy’s Curse’ Kill Egyptian Looters?

Now this is more like it. Number 528 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, asked by Salem News (“Serving Oregon & The Pacific Northwest”). Complete with picture of Howard Carter looking at Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus, taken from a book called Was there really a curse on King Tutankhamen’s tomb?
It follows number [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 7 March 2011 at 9:39 am

Getting lost in translation – an occupational hazard in the travelling tennis world?, Sport

Getting lost in translation – an occupational hazard in the travelling tennis world?

In today’s multimedia arena of smartphones, iPads, twitter, Facebook, and so on, the concept of not being understood is rather a rare one.
We are blessed, that, apart from throughout most of China, the Queen’s speech is an all-pervading influence. First of all, much of the internet is in English. And secondly, if you do have [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 7 March 2011 at 9:30 am

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