Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, wants to kick smokers’ butts by introducing the harshest cigarette laws ever conceived by a government. The clean living, fitness freak loathes people smoking around him and wants everyone in his country to snub out their filthy habit. Under plans to rid Russia of tobacco once and for all, anyone born after 2015 would be banned from buying cigarettes. In fact it will be deemed as bad as buying illegal drugs. But while Putin‘s measures seem harsh, desperate measures are perhaps called for. About 43 per cent of the Russian population lights up — down from 60... [Read the full story]
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On February 25, 1964, underdog Cassius Clay, age 22, defeats champion Sonny Liston in a technical knockout to win the world heavyweight boxing crown. The highly anticipated match took place in Miami Beach, Florida. Clay, who later became known to the world as Muhammad Ali, went on to become the first fighter to capture the heavyweight title three times. Liston was a reserved, feared fighter, a decade older than Cassius Clay, and had been world heavyweight champ since defeating Floyd Patterson in 1962. By contrast, Clay was a mouthy underdog who had won a gold medal in the light heavyweight... [Read the full story]
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Well, it’s almost mid-way through another very unproductive week. Not helped by the fact that I cannot sit at the computer for any amount of time as have to keep leg straight. Oh well…I’ll be back at work soon. Just need to use up some more sick-leave. On the plus side watched some classic programmes which unless ill would never watch – Quincy ME which ran 1976, to September 5, 1983, starring the marvellously shouty Jack Klugman, battling against uncaring officialdom . I loved the formula below; Somebody dies, seemingly by natural causes. Whilst performing tests at the lab,... [Read the full story]
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In 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its first group of inductees: Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and the Everly Brothers. Since then, the Hall has added a new class of inductees each year, expanding by January 2008 to 209 honorees in four categories: Performers, Non-Performers, Sidemen and Lifetime Achievers. The category in which the Hall is most conspicuously lacking, however, is women. Of the 159 total inductions in the Performers category, 135 have been of solo male performers or male... [Read the full story]
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Where is the voice crying out in the wilderness? The four horsemen of the Apocalypse are here already. Wars and conflicts are creating havoc as greed and power are the order of the days. Famine and hunger due to corruption and wars are leading to millions of dead in Africa, as countries that used to feed a continent now fight over land and politics. All around the world the weak, and children are starving as poverty is ignored and only money and power are paramount. America and Russia reach out across the world not with doves but bombs. The United Nations are insignificant and religion... [Read the full story]
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Years ago, after a barbie, we would sit around with a drink or two and discuss what film we would chose as the best film we had ever seen. There were tremendous films with wonderful stars the choices were endless. I recently watched the SAG awards. What a let down the films selected would not have been in the top fifty...[Read the full story]
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He opened his first boutique on in Paris in 1991 with Princess Caroline of Monaco as his first customer. Today, 25 years later, the first ‘guest creator’ in the history of Parisian cabaret club Le Crazy Horse, is celebrating two and a half decades of Le Crazy Horse club. ‘Crazy Horse is an iconic...[Read the full story]
If you were honoured by your peers with an award for years in the movie industry, you would probably be thankful for the recognition your talent deserves. Imagine how damaging your acceptance speech is when it denigrates into a political diatribe. Attacking the President of your country and the millions of Americans...[Read the full story]
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