Archive | October, 2018

Scott Dixon: ‘It doesn’t feel that fast when you’re driving’

31 Oct

Champions League: Liverpool earn £71.9m from last season’s run to the final

28 Oct

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Kapital News Report

_104029912_tv047064773Liverpool fans might just be getting over the bitter taste of defeat in last season’s Champions League final but their run to Kiev earned the club a £71.9m sweetener.

Uefa has released the money paid to last season’s Champions League and Europa League teams, and Liverpool top the list of British sides after reaching their eighth final.
Only winners Real Madrid earned more – £78.4m, including a £13.7m bonus for winning a 13th European Cup.
Manchester City earned £56.5m after reaching the last eight, while Chelsea (£57.6m), Tottenham (£54.3m) and Manchester United (£35.7m) only made it to the last 16.
Celtic received £29.6m, which also included money for dropping down to the Europa League after being knocked out at the Champions League group stage.
Chelsea earned more than City despite Pep Guardiola’s team going further in the competition by virtue of a higher ‘market pool’ payment.
This takes into account…

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PM honours Mandela on centenary of his birth

27 Oct

South Africa

25 Oct

A New Dawn

Submitters Note

I came across these old writings (which I had forgotten) from over 10 years ago on one of many old usb drives (“dis-organised chaos”). They formed the basis for a book on SA, “the Beloved Country” that I never got to write (  I think, as I tend to lose track of all my books), as I got “side-tracked” on many other projects.

Enjoy anyway.

“passionate” craig

Gisborne, NZ 26th October 2018


(two very different countries that I love*)

* who says Kiwis lack passion, other than for rugby!

I want to write stories that matter a lot to me, in terms of my deepest values. True stories from people’s lives in history, that are worth sharing with others, as they have great meaning regarding the universal human condition. I write about ordinary people in exceptional circumstances and times, that hopefully uplift and impact others…

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“EFCC Does Not Have Any Evidence To Prosecute Fayose In Court” – Media Aide, Lere Olayinka

24 Oct

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There were rumours by a section of the media that the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, had started opening up on allegations of corruption made against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Coming out to debunk the rumours however, Fayose’s media aide, Lere Olayinka has been described as false, misleading and a feeble attempt by the anti-graft agency to sustain its lies and campaign of calumny against the former governor.

Reacting in a statement issued on Friday, October 19th, he said

“No amount of sponsored media reports will change the fact that as at today, the EFCC does not have any evidence to prosecute the former governor in court.”

Olayinka insisted that his boss will only defend himself in the law court, saying that EFCC had demonstrated that it was out to persecute the former governor ostensibly because of his criticism of the President Muhammadu…

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Protect the journalists

22 Oct

“Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. That is the definition of a legacy.”

20 Oct


“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

enough there for now, c!


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