News archive from 3 April 2011

Today's mystery bird for you to identify

Mystery Bird photographed at Ghion Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Africa). [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Dan Logen, 9 February 2011 [velociraptorize]. Nikon D300, 600 mm lens, ISO 1000, f/4.5, 1/2500 sec This Ethiopian...

 
Championship Verdict: The Observer fans' network on Saturday's matches

Championship Verdict: The Observer fans' network on Saturday's matches

Bristol City 1-0 Doncaster RoversWas it a good match? To be honest, it was a typical end-of-season game devoid of quality. I was talking to the guy I sit next to midway through the game saying that I thought City and Doncaster could play all weekend...

Guardian, 22:12 in Sport
 
India's World Cup cricket victory: the measure of a nation

India's World Cup cricket victory: the measure of a nation

It is 3pm in a small British bar in the tourist state of Goa about 550km south of Bombay – where the country's cricketers are harrying Sri Lanka's batsmen in the early overs of the World Cup final. It is 28 years since India last won this most...

Guardian, 22:12 in Sport
 
'Magnificent Seven' funds have a 40-year record of higher payouts

'Magnificent Seven' funds have a 40-year record of higher payouts

Investment trusts are companies quoted on the stock market. They are allowed to retain up to 15 per cent of the income they receive each year from underlying investments and hoard this as a revenue reserve. This can then be used to support dividends...

 

My favourite particle: the neutrino

I wrote down "My favourite particle: the neutrino" to fit in with the other particle articles. But it isn't my favourite particle. I toyed with "Not my favourite particle: the neutrino" but that just felt disrespectful. Then I...

 
Libyan conflict descending into stalemate as US winds down air strikes

Libyan conflict descending into stalemate as US winds down air strikes

For weeks, Libya's revolutionary leadership has spoken almost in awe of the soldiers who defected from Muammar Gaddafi's army and who would lead the rebel assault to bring him down. And for weeks, the disorganised civilian volunteers who have rapidly...

 
DAN ATKINSON: Third World Britain's feelbad factor in submerging-market economy

DAN ATKINSON: Third World Britain's feelbad factor in submerging-market economy

Glum and glummer: Chancellor George Osborne (right) with his Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander at No. 10 Another came with the lengthy tax information and impact notes that accompanied the Budget report. Here, each and every measure, even the most...

 
JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Here is yet another complaint about

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Here is yet another complaint about

The Financial Services Authority last week revealed that Barclays was the most complained about finance brand in the second half of last year, with more than 205,000 bank customers having grievances on an array of issues ranging from delays in...

 
Boardwalk Empire: season one, episode 11

Boardwalk Empire: season one, episode 11

SPOILER ALERT: This blog is for those who are watching Boardwalk Empire on Sky Atlantic. Don't read on if you haven't seen the 11th episode – and if you've seen more of the series, please be aware that other readers may not have done so … Kathy...

Guardian, 22:37 in Showbiz
 

Mystery bird: orange dove, Chrysoenas victor

Adult male orange dove, Ptilinopus victor (formerly; Chrysoenas victor), also known as the orange fruit-dove or (more appropriately) as the flame dove, photographed at Taveuni Island, the Fiji archipelago, South Pacific Ocean. Image: Kevin Sharp...

 
Spiral III: The Butcher of La Villette - episodes one and two

Spiral III: The Butcher of La Villette - episodes one and two

Spoiler Alert: This blog is for people watching Spiral III on BBC4 in the UK. Stop reading if you haven't seen the first two episodes of the series Hello everyone. Are you ready for another bleak European police drama with a strong female lead, set in...

Guardian, 22:57 in Showbiz
 
England 2-1 USA | Women's football match report

England 2-1 USA | Women's football match report

England confirmed their women's World Cup credentials with a 2-1 win against the USA, the world's top-ranked women's nation, at Leyton Orient. In their penultimate warm-up game for the tournament in Germany this summer, early goals by the wingers Jess...

Guardian, 23:10 in Sport
 
Salford 10-16 Crusaders | Super League match report

Salford 10-16 Crusaders | Super League match report

Gareth Thomas scored the crucial try as the Crusaders finally wiped off the four-point deduction with which they started the Super League season, thanks to a gutsy 16-10 win at Salford. The Welsh club have endured six consecutive defeats since they...

Guardian, 23:11 in Sport
 
West Brom sink Liverpool with two goals from Chris Brunt

West Brom sink Liverpool with two goals from Chris Brunt

The 63-year-old was replaced by Kenny Dalglish in January after a turbulent spell in charge in Anfield, but Hodgson refused to criticise his former employers during the lead-up to today's game. He had insisted revenge was not a motivating factor, but...

Metro, 23:11 in Sport
 

Israel urges U.N. to cancel Gaza war crimes report

Goldstone wrote in a Washington Post column published on Friday: "If I had known then what I know now, the Goldstone Report would have been a different document." About 1,400 Palestinians, including hundreds of civilians, and 13 Israelis...

 


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