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The Alphabet Game

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Alan H
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#2421 Post by Alan H » December 5th, 2008, 1:31 am

Latest post of the previous page:

Fotios Kassianidis is being awarded a PhD in mathematics at Glasgow University today (one of many).
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#2422 Post by kbell » December 6th, 2008, 1:17 pm

Mr Green was arrested last week and held for nine hours by the Metropolitan Police, while his homes and offices were searched, as part of an inquiry into allegations of leaks from the Home Office.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7768715.stm
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#2423 Post by thundril » December 9th, 2008, 2:25 pm

Ellis Hamilton asked Theresa May a question in yesterday's Independent, p30.

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#2424 Post by jaywhat » December 9th, 2008, 5:09 pm

Rivka Isaacson in today's Education Guardian, on the subject of women science researchers being more likely to opt out of an academic career than men, says:
'Every interviewing panel I've been up against has been exclusively male, which is intimidating'.

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#2425 Post by Zoe » December 11th, 2008, 7:20 pm

Afzal Khan was one of the three men who had their convictions for the murder of Isiah Young-Sam today.

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#2426 Post by Alan C. » December 11th, 2008, 8:17 pm

Sorry for being pedantic again Zoe, but you missed out J :wink:

Patrick Jones poetry reading protesters.
Around 250 Christian activists have protested outside the Welsh assembly building about a poetry reading.
Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers.

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#2427 Post by para handy » December 17th, 2008, 12:44 am

For L:

Lucie Blackman, murdered. Her murderer convicted in Japan yesterday.

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#2428 Post by Alan C. » December 17th, 2008, 12:44 pm

Mekong a 'treasure trove' of 1,000 newly discovered species.
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#2429 Post by kbell » January 2nd, 2009, 11:59 am

Nicholas Kenyon, Director of the Barbican Centre, is on the New Years honours list.
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#2430 Post by DougS » January 2nd, 2009, 12:25 pm

So is Timothy O'Shea, vice chancellor of Edinburgh University.

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#2431 Post by jaywhat » January 3rd, 2009, 2:52 pm

Peter Blair (Dr) is one of the editors of Flash Magazine (Chester Uni).

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#2432 Post by tubataxidriver » January 4th, 2009, 12:20 pm

Here's a recent "Q" - Qajaq. It's some madcap Arctic explorer's new design of sledge / kayak. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7808244.stm

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#2433 Post by Alan C. » January 4th, 2009, 8:37 pm

Tony Blair is setting up an American office for his religious charity in a move that sheds new light on his close links with Ruth Turner, his controversial former Downing Street aide.
Full story here.
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#2434 Post by Alan C. » January 5th, 2009, 5:50 pm

Just a reminder of what Jaywhat started this round on.
What about names/words/places in the news that would be otherwise unknown - plus a little detail eh?
Liberian woman: 'I smuggled monkey meat for religious reasons'
Raymond J Dearie, a federal US district judge, said that Mamie Manneh was wrong when she claimed that her faith - a sect of Christianity - meant that she did not need to apply for permits to import exotic food stuffs.

He also said she should not have misled officials.

Mrs Manneh had been charged three years ago with smuggling the meat in to Kennedy Airport as she returned from the war-torn West African state on her way back home to New York.

However, her lawyers' attempts to claim a right under the first amendment of the US constitution, which guarantees religious rights, fell on deaf ears.

Now Mrs Manneh faces up to five years in prison - as well as possible deportation.

The woman, who has nine children, is already serving a prison sentence for trying to run over a woman whom she suspected of sleeping with her husband.

Her consumption of monkey meat is not a problem for her church in Staten Island, New York, where other African immigrants also like to eat the meat.

But under American law it is illegal: as she has now discovered.
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#2435 Post by Thomas » January 26th, 2009, 2:43 pm

Would anyone mind if we changed the subject? It seems people find the news one too difficult. I've been looking for a T for a couple of weeks now.

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#2436 Post by Beki » January 26th, 2009, 3:18 pm

Mark Thompson (Director General of the BBC) defends not showing DEC campaign ad on BBC.

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/politic ... 4911544.jp
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#2437 Post by jaywhat » January 27th, 2009, 6:23 am

Ulrika Jonsson wins Big Brother .

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#2438 Post by Alan H » January 29th, 2009, 12:48 am

Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin has called for concerted action to break the stranglehold of the US dollar and create a new global structure of regional powers.
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#2439 Post by Alan C. » January 29th, 2009, 6:48 pm

On Jan. 29, 1839, in the little chapel in the English village of Maer, a religious, 30-year-old woman named Emma Wedgwood put on a green silk dress and got married. She believed firmly in a heaven and a hell. And she believed you had to accept God to go to heaven. She married Charles Darwin.
From here.
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#2440 Post by Alan H » January 30th, 2009, 8:10 pm

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For short time, see San Xavier minus scaffold
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepubli ... r0130.html
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For another month or so, visitors to San Xavier del Bac Mission, southwest of Tucson, can see the historic church in all its glory.

Scaffolding, which went up in 2003 as part of a five-year restoration of the church's west tower, came down just before Christmas. New scaffolding is scheduled to go up in early March and will remain in place during the east tower's restoration, expected to take three to four years.

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Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#2441 Post by Thomas » February 1st, 2009, 11:46 am

Yvette Klingman is not homeless, but she has felt that way since going to an American Red Cross shelter after her apartment lost power on Tuesday.

http://www.courierpress.com/news/2009/j ... rs-warmth/

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