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Is the world’s largest super-volcano set to erupt for the first time in 600,000 years, wiping out two-thirds of the US?, Eagle Eye

Is the world’s largest super-volcano set to erupt for the first time in 600,000 years, wiping out two-thirds of the US?

Fabulous question for number 493 for my collection of those to which the answer is No. Asked by – you know – a newspaper. With a “How Journalism Works” second award for the use of “set to”.
Thank you to PaulH61.

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 1:40 pm

Bad news for jobs and public finances, Chunomics

Bad news for jobs and public finances

The City economists still don’t know quite what to make of the shockingly bad GDP figures. According to the official statisticians, if it hadn’t been for the snow then GDP would have been flat in the last three months of 2010 rather than falling by 0.5 per cent – but that is still very bad and suggests an underlying weakness in the economy.

By | Chunomics | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 1:07 pm

Is the Mourinho legacy already falling apart at Real Madrid?, Sport

Is the Mourinho legacy already falling apart at Real Madrid?

‘It takes a brave man to bet against Mourinho’, I was once told but to be honest it would be a foolish man who would bet against Barcelona seeing the kind of form they are in at the moment.
Mourinho’s legacy as the game’s top manager was put at stake the moment he signed his Real [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 12:43 pm

Andy Gray, Richard Keys and Melanie Phillips star in new West End play, “Dinner for Three”, Sport

Andy Gray, Richard Keys and Melanie Phillips star in new West End play, “Dinner for Three”

A Dinner Table, in a windowless private room somewhere deep in the 50% income tax band.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 11:50 am

The price of Jerusalem, Notebook

The price of Jerusalem

I turned on Al Jazeera on Sunday to see a live interview with Maher Hanoun. In 2009, I was living with Maher’s family in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah when they were evicted from their home.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 11:33 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 11:11 am

GDP Figure, Chunomics

GDP Figure

Was Balls right?

By | Chunomics | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 10:33 am

IMF Health Warning, Chunomics

IMF Health Warning

Doctors are famous for their poor handwriting, often used to disguise from their patients the true nature of their condition and the treatment prescribed. Sometimes I think the IMF is like that, hiding the truth behind econo-jargon as here in their latest World Economic Outlook/Financial Stability Report…

By | Chunomics | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 10:32 am

In it for the long run: the first hurdle, Sport

In it for the long run: the first hurdle

I’ve been a runner for many years now but in recent weeks I’ve noticed it’s starting to take over my life.
As the end of January approaches, most of the population heaves a sigh of relief, glad to see the misery month draw to a close. But for us London Marathon wannabes it means the reality [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 6:00 am

Jean Reno: Je ne regrette rien, Notebook

Jean Reno: Je ne regrette rien

The suave French actor, famous for his performance as the eponymous hit man in Léon, and Captain Bezu Fache in The Da Vinci Code, speaks about his new film, his best man Nicolas Sarcozy and why he likes playing the bad guy.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 6:00 am

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