Chris Maume

Chris Maume is radio columnist for the Independent on Sunday and obituaries editor of the Independent.

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Shuba performs his historic handshake with Jackie Robinson in Jersey City in 1946

George Shuba: Baseball player who won a World Series but was better known for his part in 'A Handshake for the Century'

The baseball player George "Shotgun" Shuba was a member of the 1955 World Series champions, the Brooklyn Dodgers. But his name went down not just in sporting annals but in the entire history of American race relations when on 18 April 1946 he performed the apparently innocuous act of shaking a team-mate's hand. That team-mate was Jackie Robinson, and a photograph of the moment (pictured left) became known as "A Handshake for the Century".

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Emma Watson speaks at the HeForShe campaign at the United Nations in New York

This ‘parading’ of Ryder Cup wives really has to stop

In the week of Emma Watson’s clarion call, how can golf allow such attitudes to persist?

Andy Murray has backed independence

Scottish independence: It’s sad to see Andy Murray falling into the ‘No equals negativity’ trap

Then again, his support of independence should come as no surprise

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Oscar Pistorius cries as the judge reads out the verdict during his murder trial

Oscar Pistorius: A lesson in how fame can have disastrous consequences

The people of South Africa have lost a national hero, and world sport has lost an inspiration

Yves Carcelle

Yves Carcelle: Businessman who developed the French fashion house Louis Vuitton into one of the world's leading luxury brands

As head of Louis Vuitton, Yves Carcelle, who has died at the age of 66, built the French fashion house into one of the world's leading luxury brands. Though it is only one of around 60 such brands owned by LVMH, Louis Vuitton is the conglomerate's driving force, and Carcelle expanded its appeal into areas such as eyewear and jewellery while travelling the world looking for new areas to colonise. One of his key decisions came in 1997 when he hired as creative director the then up-and-coming designer Marc Jacobs, whose introduction of the company's first ready-to-wear line helped seal its place at or near the top of fashion's premier league.

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1. The novels 'The Conservationist', 'Holiday', 'The English Patient' and 'Sacred Hunger'. What's the link?

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