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Celtic Hope For European Football Restructuring 2006-11-30

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Europe, Glasgow, Intolerance, Money, Scotland, Statistics.
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Glasgow football club Celtic FC’s Chief Executive Mr.Peter Lawwell has branded ‘The Scottish Premier League‘ (‘The SPL’) as ‘unattractive’ but admits it is where the club must remain.

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Primary School Homework Pointless? 2006-11-29

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Scotland.
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‘Homework for the under-tens is really a waste of our time’ — an article by Kristina Woolnough

A recent survey at my children’s primary school confirmed the polarised views: Some parents see homework as an opportunity to get fully involved in their child’s learning, to the extent of actually doing the work themselves. Others describe it as a gross intrusion on precious family time.

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Bigotry Now All Over The Country 2006-11-29

Posted by clype in Intolerance, Scotland.
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The belief that sectarianism is a ‘west of Scotland problem’ associated with football has been confounded by a new report, which reveals acts of religious hatred are being reported in almost every part of the country.

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Possible Male Birth Control Pill 2006-11-29

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Health, Science.
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‘At last women can hand over reins to men’ — an article by Janey Godley


At last, a male pill that will change the face of contraception,
is this what we women have waited for? Yes, it is, in my opinion.

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Turner Prize 2006 Shortlist 2006-11-29

Posted by clype in Humanities, Money.
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‘The Turner Prize’ comes round again. The winner will be announced next week, but there is a lot more riding on success than the 25 000 GBP prize. It is a badly managed career if the winner does not thereafter grow rich.

This year the four with a chance are

  1. Ms.Tomma Abts,
  2. Mr.Phil Collins,
  3. Mr.Mark Titchner and
  4. Ms.Rebecca Warren.

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PM Promise To Reduce Red Tape 2006-11-28

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UK Prime Minister Mr.Tony Blair has ordered all government departments to draw up urgent plans to slash red tape as part of a promise to business to cut regulatory burdens by a quarter.
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More Firefighters Suspended 2006-11-27

Posted by clype in Glasgow, Intolerance.
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Eight firefighters have been suspended after they were accused of leaving hundreds of students outside in freezing conditions for several hours during a call-out to a block of flats.

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Unluckiest Monday the 27th 2006-11-27

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Intolerance, Statistics.
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This could be your unlucky day. ‘Monday the 27th’ has, it seems, overtaken ‘Friday the 13th’ as the date on which the more suspicious among us should avoid the likes of job interviews, weddings and driving tests.

The date has been identified by AA Insurance as the most ill-starred on the calendar, with more mishaps recorded than at any other.
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The Pill: What It Means To Me 2006-11-27

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Health, Scotland.
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Next Monday is the 45th anniversary of the Pill becoming available on the NHS: a milestone in the history of women’s liberation. It undoubtedly prevented millions of unwanted pregnancies, and the social problems that can result from them. But what has been its full impact on female lives, and its legacy for our sexual health? Anna Smyth meets five women who talk openly and frankly about the revolutionary oral contraceptive.

‘Women find it harder to insist that men use other protection’

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50 Bullets Rain on Wedding Car 2006-11-26

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Intolerance.
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An unarmed man has been shot dead by police in the United States of America hours before he was to have been married, prompting fury over the officers’ actions.

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