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Monday 25 April 2011
There is always a risk in giving a horse a name that may be hard to live up to. But if Genius Beast is not yet the athletic equivalent of an Einstein, he is certainly no dunce and yesterday came through his latest test with full marks as clear-cut winner of Sandown's Classic trial. And his victory brought some much-needed cheer to the Godolphin team, which had its much-fancied 1,000 Guineas candidate White Moonstone sidelined by injury over the weekend, only a few days after a similar mishap to 2,000 Guineas and Derby hope Dubai Prince.
Monday 25 April 2011
Saturday 23 April 2011
Friday 22 April 2011
Wednesday 20 April 2011
It was fun while it lasted, but the state of Arizona's stint on the front line of right-wing Republicanism appeared to be over yesterday, after its Governor vetoed new laws dealing with two of the great obsessions of the Tea Party movement: the right to bear arms, and the question of whether Barack Obama was actually born in the US.
Wednesday 20 April 2011
Jose Arguelles, who died on 23 March aged 72, was an art historian whose teachings about the Mayan calendar inspired the harmonic convergence event of 1987.
Sunday 17 April 2011
The Fall was sneak-released to fan-club members on Christmas Day, just nine months after Plastic Beach, but is only now getting a wider physical release to the slowcoaches of the general populace.
Thursday 14 April 2011
A salutary message comes from the US for ministers pinning their hopes on the private sector bailing them out of their current dilemma over student fees. The plot so far: ministers are anxious to encourage more private sector provision of degree courses, to pressurise existing universities to lower their proposed fee charges for next year. To that end, they have already held meetings with representatives of the BPP University College of Professional Studies. The idea is to offer private students loans, just as would be the case for students at state-financed universities.
Saturday 09 April 2011
Arizona's house of Representatives has approved a bill allowing guns on campuses, making it the second US state to allow firearms at universities.
The Weekend's TV: Temple Grandin, Sun, Sky Atlantic <br/> Louis Theroux: America’s Most Hated Family in Crisis, Sun, BBC2 <br/> Spiral, Sat, BBC4
Monday 04 April 2011
Sunday 03 April 2011
Walking With The Wounded's journey to the North Pole began yesterday with the aim of raising £2m for wounded ex-servicemen and women.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Following a key legal triumph in the US, British American Tobacco (BAT) was left high up the top-tier index's leaderboard last night, advancing 54.5p to 2,462p. The cigarette group made the move after investors awoke yesterday morning to news from across the Atlantic that the company had succeeded in its attempt to be removed from a racketeering ruling.
Tuesday 29 March 2011
Friday 25 March 2011
Every family has its own private history of cruelties and betrayals – a box of secrets to which first-time novelists are irresistibly drawn. In this appealing debut, actor-turned-writer Emily Woof examines the dynamics of an artistic family more comfortable in the company of strangers than with one another.
Monday 21 March 2011
"Inviting coworkers". As a tweet it was neither informative nor terribly interesting, but as the first, sent by Jack Dorsey to colleagues at San Francisco web firm Odeo five years ago today, it launched a global phenomenon.
Emergency call 'started off dumb, but got pretty serious'
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella