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Premier League review: Jubilant Johnson and defiant Grant, Sport

Premier League review: Jubilant Johnson and defiant Grant

The Blue Moon was moved to one side on Sunday, being ever so slightly eclipsed by Manchester United, that shimmering star.

By | Sport | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 3:55 pm

IPC World Athletics Championships: Final preparations under way, Sport

IPC World Athletics Championships: Final preparations under way

We’ve been in Auckland (New Zealand) for just under two weeks now in our preparation camp ahead of the 2011 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Athletics Championships. This is my first major competition as part of the Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland Paralympic Athletics Team so it seemed a scary experience at first, but [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 3:46 pm

A study: What ages a person more – Football or Politics?, Eagle Eye

A study: What ages a person more – Football or Politics?

Soon after Barack Obama’s victory in the US Presidential race, there appeared to be physical signs that the job was ageing him.

By | Eagle Eye, Sport | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 2:26 pm

Digital Digest, Notebook

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Notebook | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 1:51 pm

Drag and Dubstep: 2011’s Apocalyptic Sounds, Notebook

Drag and Dubstep: 2011’s Apocalyptic Sounds

Prince once sang, ‘…two thousand zero zero, party over, whoops, out of time. So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999’. Singing about the advent of the apocalypse (it was 1982, but he was thinking futuristic as per), the philosophy he presented was that – should such an event occur – the only thing to do would be to forget your worries and fears: and simply dance your socks off. As I’m sure we’d agree anyone would be wise to do at particularly difficult and challenging times in life.

By | Notebook | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 12:49 pm

Irkafirka: daily cartoon for a digital age, Notebook

Irkafirka: daily cartoon for a digital age

A quick hat-tip today to the excellent Irkafirka, who took me up on the challenge of illustrating one of those vague metaphorical conceits record labels use to confuse reviewers recently.

By | Notebook | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 12:16 pm

How exactly are NHS consultants “playing the system”?, Notebook

How exactly are NHS consultants “playing the system”?

The latest BBC report has claimed that NHS consultants are “playing the system” to benefit from overtime rates of £600 per four hour period. The story on the 6 o’clock news last week even managed to oust the devastating Brisbane floods out of the top slot.

By | Notebook | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 11:33 am

Games review roundup: Kingdom Hearts Re:coded; echochrome ii; Eat Them!; Angry Birds, Games

Games review roundup: Kingdom Hearts Re:coded; echochrome ii; Eat Them!; Angry Birds

A weekly roundup of our bite-size games reviews, this week featuring the Disney meets Final Fantasy RPG that is Kingdom Hearts Re:coded; shadow play from echochrome ii; a cacophony of destruction in Eat Them! and death from above in Angry Birds.

By | Games, Notebook | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 10:44 am

A Question to Which the Answer was No, Eagle Eye

A Question to Which the Answer was No

I saw only a small part of Ed Miliband’s interview with Andrew Marr this morning. Enough to know that he looked and sounded more confident than he did in yesterday’s disappointing speech.
Now I have had time to read the transcript, and can confirm my assumption in the previous post that, while the style might have [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 16 January 2011 at 8:13 pm

Fighting out of the Fringes: Why is the government not actively and whole-heartedly supporting the future of University-anchored teacher training?, Arts

Fighting out of the Fringes: Why is the government not actively and whole-heartedly supporting the future of University-anchored teacher training?

Almost all of us have heard at least one variation of: “Those who can, do.  Those who can’t, teach.  And those who can’t teach, teach teachers.”  Woody Allen’s “Those who can’t do, teach. Those who can’t teach, teach gym” is always fun to place under your favourite PE teacher’s nose.  Hopefully though we know it [...]

By | Arts | Sunday, 16 January 2011 at 5:01 pm

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