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Is the Egyptian revolution sidelining women?, Notebook

Is the Egyptian revolution sidelining women?

On the first International Women’s Day one hundred years ago more than one million people marched in the streets across Europe to call for an end to discrimination and for women to have the same rights as men to work, vote and to shape the future of their countries.
One hundred years later, the reality is [...]

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 8 March 2011 at 6:00 am

iBet: Barcelona v Arsenal is all about attack, Sport

iBet: Barcelona v Arsenal is all about attack

Barcelona v Arsenal, Champions League, tonight 7.45pm

Lay Under 2.5 goals at 2 to one
No prizes to guessing what the most watched football game this week is going to be. Arsenal did brilliantly to establish a 2-1 first leg lead over Barcelona at The Emirates but I doubt if they can hold onto to it at [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 8 March 2011 at 1:00 am

Premier League review: Dirk Kuyt a “loyal servant and ambassador for the club”, Sport

Premier League review: Dirk Kuyt a “loyal servant and ambassador for the club”

Flying the flag for Liverpool on Sunday was Dirk Kuyt, that renewable energy system, who sunk Manchester United with a sequence of close-range efforts, affirming a well-deserved hat-trick as the Reds triumphed 3-1 at Anfield. “Dirk ‘Tap-in’ Kuyt: Kop Legend,” wrote one Liverpool supporter.
“[Kuyt’s] work-rate is unsurpassed,” scribed another. “He was in the right place [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 7 March 2011 at 6:09 pm

iBet: Back goals at Bloomfield Road, Sport

iBet: Back goals at Bloomfield Road

Blackpool v Chelsea, Premier League, tonight 8pm

Lay under 1.5 goals at 5.6 to one with Betfair
Not one of Blackpool’s home games has finished with less than two goals and there are no reasons to think that might change tonight. Under Ian Holloway, Blackpool have continued to play expansive football all season, resulting in only five [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 7 March 2011 at 12:20 pm

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

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

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