News archive from 2 April 2011

RAF pilots wind Prince William up about royal wedding

RAF pilots wind Prince William up about royal wedding

The prince, who is stationed at the base with the RAF search and rescue team, revealed that his colleagues have been keen to remind him of the forthcoming big day by buying all sorts of memorabilia. Wills explained that mugs and cushions featuring him...

Metro, 22:01 in Hot News
 
Tragedy as coalition air strike kills civilians in Libya

Tragedy as coalition air strike kills civilians in Libya

According to BBC News, the intended target was a convoy loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. While the air strike destroyed the ammunition supplies in the truck, the resultant explosion levelled two nearby homes. Local doctor Suleiman Refardi told the...

Metro, 22:01 in Hot News
 

Walmart – it's alive! | Barbara Ehrenreich

What is Walmart – in a strictly taxonomic sense, that is? Based on size alone, it would be easy to confuse it with a nation: in 2002, its annual revenue was equal to or exceeded that of all but 22 nation-states. Or, if all its employees – 1.4 million...

 

Demography and destiny in 2012 | Michael Tomasky

Here's a fascinating and rigorous study of new census numbers by the estimable Ron Brownstein of the National Journal on the steady non-whitening of America. Basically: in every state, the nonwhite population has grown in the last decade, and at rates...

 
UK Uncut's fears over clampdown on black bloc tactics

UK Uncut's fears over clampdown on black bloc tactics

TV news footage of last Saturday's protests focused on anarchists using black bloc tactics to smash bank windows and attack shops, but the arrest of 145 activists from UK Uncut, a completely separate group who occupied Fortnum & Mason, grabbed the...

 

Ulster 20-18 Scarlets | Magners League match report

Before the match David Humphreys was reflecting on how the rejuvenated Ulster had shaken off some ordinary habits of the past. "We've blown a few leads in the past," said the director of rugby. "We don't do that so much now." As it...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Roy Hodgson felt overshadowed at Liverpool by Kenny Dalglish

Roy Hodgson felt overshadowed at Liverpool by Kenny Dalglish

Roy Hodgson has admitted that his chances of succeeding as the Liverpool manager were hindered by the presence of Kenny Dalglish "waiting in the wings" to take over. The West Bromwich Albion manager, who comes up against his former club at...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Harlequins prop Joe Marler insists rugby is no laughing matter

Harlequins prop Joe Marler insists rugby is no laughing matter

When people meet Joe Marler they generally form an opinion before they shake his hand. With his salmon-pink mohawk resting on a slab of cranial granite, he does not exactly blend into the background. The big prop is too young to remember Mad Max 2,...

Guardian, 22:12 in Sport
 
Leeds 22-22 Wigan | Super League match report

Leeds 22-22 Wigan | Super League match report

Wigan staged a remarkable fightback that was truly the stuff of champions to snatch a draw with a Sam Tomkins penalty with the last kick of a thrilling game. The Warriors had been trailing midway through the second half, as Leeds emerged from their...

Guardian, 22:17 in Sport
 
Joke is on Ferdinand and Wilshire as April Fools' Day posts backfire

Joke is on Ferdinand and Wilshire as April Fools' Day posts backfire

Manchester United defender Ferdinand claimed on his Twitter page that he had been signed up to appear on Dancing On Ice, while Arsenal midfielder Wilshire suggested that boss Arsene Wenger was ready to sell him in the summer. The posts appeared to be...

Metro, 22:17 in Sport
 

Today's mystery bird for you to identify

Mystery Bird photographed near Presho, South Dakota, USA. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Terry Sohl, 12 February 2011 [velociraptorize]. Canon 50D, 400 5.6L lens What is this North American mystery bird doing? About the Daily...

 

William Cronon and academic freedom | John Gardner

Scholar as citizen: Professor William Cronon. Photograph: Rees Candee On 10 March, the day after Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's legislation to kill the state's public service unions, the New York Times asked University of Wisconsin history...

 
India v Sri Lanka: Cricket World Cup final dossier

India v Sri Lanka: Cricket World Cup final dossier

LOCAL'S VIEW Ajit Agarkar "The wicket at the Wankhede stadium has a bit of extra bounce, which normally Indian wickets don't give you, but I'd still want to bat first because having to chase any kind of total in a final puts you under pressure....

Guardian, 22:43 in Sport
 
Stewart Downing: Players are to blame for Aston Villa's poor season

Stewart Downing: Players are to blame for Aston Villa's poor season

Stewart Downing believes the Aston Villa players must take their share of the responsibility for a disastrous season that has left the club fighting to avoid relegation. Villa travel to Everton on Saturday only one point above the bottom three and...

Guardian, 22:43 in Sport
 
Harry Redknapp refuses to get drawn into José Mourinho mind games

Harry Redknapp refuses to get drawn into José Mourinho mind games

Harry Redknapp is refusing to be drawn into mind games with José Mourinho after the Real Madrid manager claimed Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg with Tottenham Hotspur in Spain. The former World Player of...

Guardian, 22:44 in Sport
 


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