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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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