Archive | July, 2016

What Happens When a Brain Bleeds?

29 Jul

New Zealand risks missing digital wave

26 Jul

“This Tour has obviously taken place against the backdrop of terrible events in Nice and we pay our respects once again to those that lost their lives in this terrible event. Of course these events put sport into perspective, but they also show why the values of sport are so important to free society.”

25 Jul

Sport for Peace: Sport Transcending Boundaries

http://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/36879128

and

http://www.joe.co.uk/sport/chris-froome/75329

“This Tour has obviously taken place against the backdrop of terrible events in Nice and we pay our respects once again to those that lost their lives in this terrible event.

“Of course these events put sport into perspective, but they also show why the values of sport are so important to free society.

“We all love the tour because it’s unpredictable, but we love it more because of what stays the same: the passion of the fans from every nation along the roadside, the beauty of the French countryside and bonds of friendship created through sport. These things will never change.”

Well said.

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Sky Tower’s Iraqi lights ‘show compassion’

24 Jul

Story of South Africa’s first black Olympians keeps us guessing

9 Jul

A single image shows Len Taunyane and Jan Mashiani took part in the 1904 marathon but it cannot tell their story.

Source: Story of South Africa’s first black Olympians keeps us guessing

Iraq War and the Chilcott Enquiry

5 Jul

The International Correspondent: Peace Pursuit

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Iraq War

The almost unimaginable $US 2 trillion expenditure on the Iraq war has brought appalling suffering to many thousands of people. Al least 30,000 Iraqis have died, with many more wounded in body, mind and spirit, an in attitude towards the West. The ongoing loss of American lives has surely demonstrated that making war on terror in its present form does little more than create additional terror.

War is terror, and there is no compelling evidence to show that creating more terror in one country alleviates it for another. The practice of imposing suffering on one nations’s innocents to protect another’s is surely ethically unjustifiable.

For all the expenditure, the last state of Iraq could be worse than the first, the Middle East more unstable, religious extremism greater and a secular tyranny replaced by a religious one.

It is interesting to speculate how this vast…

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Insiders guide to beating Isis

4 Jul