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The Art Of Whinging

Nov
04

Jeremy Clarkson has become the latest target for the PC brigade. His comments on Sunday’s Top Gear have caused 500 complaints, in which he says “This is a hard job and I’m not just saying that to win favour with lorry drivers, it’s a hard job. Change gear, change gear, change gear, check mirror, murder a prostitute, change gear, change gear, murder. That’s a lot of effort in a day.”

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Election results - live on CfJ!

Nov
04

With the clock ticking before the first polls close on the east coast, I thought I'd test out some of the whizzy online interactive gizmos that various sites are offering as part of their election coverage. Some of them even offer gadgets you can embed into your own blog posts. Such as this one...

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Could Clarkson be the next Brand?

Nov
04

It seems there is no end to the criticism the BBC has received as of late...

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Champions League team news - Roma v Chelsea

Nov
04

Ashley Cole and Ricardo Carvalho will miss Chelsea's Champions League trip to Italian side Roma tonight at the Stadio Olimpico.

Left-back Cole picked up a calf injury during Saturday's 5-0 victory over Sunderland, with blues boss Luiz Felipe Scolari replacing him with Wayne Bridge.

Carvalho continues his spell on the sidelines after being injured in Chelsea's 1-0 home defeat to Liverpool, as Brazilian defender Alex, who scored in Chelsea's weekend win, replaces Carvalho.

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Champions League team news - Liverpool v Atletico Madrid

Nov
04

Fernando Torres will miss tonight's Champions League match with Atletico Madrid at Anfield, after the striker's hamstring injury means Robbie Keane will start instead.

Torres, who has missed the last five matches through injury, is not even on the bench for Rafael Benitez's side, who will qualify for the last 16 if they beat the Spaniards and if PSV Eindhoven fail to beat French team Marseille.

Sergio Aguerro starts for Atletico, after he scored in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on the 23rd October.

 

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New York Times's interactive election

Nov
04

If anybody's planning to stay up/get up early to check on progress in the election across the pond, it might be worth checking out the New York Times's various interactive gizmos - including a pop-up election dashboard, and video updates every half hour from the NYT newsroom.

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Sports Personality

Nov
03

With 2008 reaching its climax and no more really important sporting events left to go, I was just wondering what everyone thought about this years Sports Personality of the Year Award.

I expect the leading contenders will be: Chris Hoy for his epic achievement in the cycling at the olympics, Rebecca Adlington in the swimming who I think was the favourite, Andy Murray for his rise up the ATP Rankings and of course the hero of the weekend Lewis Hamilton. You MIGHT include Theo Walcott, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry and maybe Ryan Giggs for his achievements this year.

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The 24-minute news cycle

Nov
03

The 2008 Presidential Campaign gives Time magazine's James Poniewozik the chance to expound his theory that the 24-hour news cycle is dead. In its place, thanks to digital technology and the 'unofficial media', is the 24-minute news cycle.

"If you follow campaign news, you'll see this cycle in action several times a day, with stories sprouting, blooming and dying like flowers in time-lapse photography," he says.

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Down to the last 400 metres

Nov
02

10 months, 900 laps, over 6000 miles, and the Formula One world championship went down to the last ¼ of a mile. Ten years after signing for McLaren, Lewis Hamilton re-paid Ron Dennis for his faith in him with the youngest world champion in history, which eluded him 12 months ago. A rain interrupted dramatic final Brazilian Grand Prix was won by Felipe Massa in front of his home crowd, but it was the drama going on behind him which had everyone’s focus back home.

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Dismal England get out-shined by Superstars

Nov
02

It was 20/20 for $20 million, but England didn’t even deserve 20p after their dismal batting performance after winning the toss on a pleasant Caribbean Saturday evening. No-one got going and if it hadn’t been for Samit Patel and Stuart Broad’s calmer heads, the final score might have been even more pathetic than the paltry 99 they mustered up in just 19.5 overs.

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