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Another week, another disaster brought on by the extraordinary La Niña conditions. Bolivia, which at the end of the 2010 was suffering from a serious drought, has been inundated by unusually intense rain for over a month,with widespread problems. On 22 February, the Bolivian Government declared a national emergency in five of the country’s nine [...]
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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.
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