Bin Hammam to appeal Fifa suspension

Mohamed Bin Hammam has announced his intention to appeal against his suspension from Fifa.

Injustice, By Daniel Dorling

Along with Wilkinson and Pickett's The Spirit Level, Injustice has become the guide and gospel for UK activists against rising inequality and what social geographer Dorling enumerates – updating Beveridge – as the five new giants of elitism, exclusion, prejudice, greed and despair.

Humanists alter census slogan

Humanists have altered a poster campaign aimed at influencing census responses on religion after being advised they could be offensive.

A Day That Shook The World: Dolly the sheep cloned

On 23 February 1997 Dolly the sheep, first cloned animal, was revealed by scientists in Edinburgh.

The ten best ethical meat and fish suppliers

From award-winning organic pork to the finest wild smoked salmon, we select fresh fillets and choice cuts to grace your dining room table.

Nature Studies by Michael McCarthy: It's time Man stopped to consider Earth's health

Are there any limits on what humans can do? Asked rhetorically, the question invites the smiling, triumphant answer, No!, complete with happy-clappy exclamation mark. But to ask it the other way – that is, to ask it simply, in all seriousness – seems to me something that doesn't happen any more. In fact, the absence of this question seems to be a great gap at the heart of our current creed, which we might term liberal secular humanism, as we approach one of the climaxes of human history, which is the coming clash between humans as a species, and the Earth which is our only home.

Business Diary: The black horse tries to gallop on

At least the folk at Lloyds Banking Group haven't lost their sense of humour. The Diary was delighted to receive a Christmas card from Eric Daniels, the bank's boss, over the weekend. It features a poignant photograph of a black horse gamely battling thorough a blizzard. Could there be a more appropriate metaphor for a bank that on Friday was forced to announce it is expecting to be saddled with billions more pounds of bad debt thanks to the deteriorating state of the Irish economy?

Bolton set to start Johan Elmander contract talks

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside will open contract talks with much-improved Swedish striker Johan Elmander tomorrow.

Round-Up: Redpath praises team ethic after Gloucester's try glut

outside centre Jonny May scored three of Gloucester's 14 tries as they completed a resounding 90-7 victory over Rovigo at Kingsholm in the Amlin Challenge Cup on Saturday. Olly Morgan scored two tries, as did wings James Simpson-Daniel and Lesley Vainikolo.

Allegri slams AC Milan side after draw

Coach Massimiliano Allegri slammed his AC Milan side after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Catania in the San Siro.

Atheist doctors behave differently

Atheist doctors are almost twice as willing to take decisions that speed up a person's death as those who hold deep religious beliefs, research suggests.

Vedanta faces protests at AGM over ethical record

The environmental and human rights record of the miner Vedanta Resources will be put under the spotlight during its annual meeting next week, when the India-based group will face protests from pressure groups and an attempt by activist shareholders to remove members of the board.

DVD: Eric Rohmer: Six Moral Tales, For retail (Artificial Eye)

A founding father of the French New Wave, Rohmer's canon of moral tales, filmed between 1962 and 1972, asks questions of ethics, religion and philosophy in relation to matters of the heart.

Ben Chu: God's morally compromised banker

Stephen Green, the chairman of HSBC, has styled himself as a critic of the excesses of his industry (particularly on pay) and has trumpeted his Christian morality.

Simon Rice: Let's get ethical at the World Cup

When England inevitably crash out of the competition and you need a new team to support – who should you go for?
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