Are we de-humanised by the horrors of the world?

A programme I watched on television reported hundreds of birds and fish dropping down dead for no apparent reason. They posed the question is this the beginning of the apocalypse? I was amazed at the question – are they being serious? 79000 people missing in Columbia, thousands missing in Argentina, millions missing, displaced, killed and … [Read the full story]

Britain deploys nuclear sub to the Falklands

A fearsome Royal Navy nuclear powered submarine is on its way to the Falklands as tensions simmer on the 30th anniversary of Britain’s war with Argentina. HMS Talent, armed with Tomahawk missiles, was despatched in a show of power after Argentina increased friction over the disputed islands with a host of inflammatory stunts. The Trafalgar-class … [Read the full story]

Psychic results of the 2012 London Olympics

It was many years ago my grandfather told me the story of a supposed Olympic Games, held in byegone days. A noted psychic by the name of “Psychic George”, had predicted the winners of the gold medals before the games had started.  So with the next games a mere few months away, I pass on … [Read the full story]

Socceroos are top 20 in the FIFA world rankings

Australia rise two places and are the top-ranked Asian country. The Socceroos are also top seed in a 10-nation draw for the final round of 2014 World Cup qualifying. World and European champions Spain remain top of FIFA’s rankings, while the Netherlands have regained second spot and Argentina return to the top 10. The Dutch, … [Read the full story]

Morrissey provokes Falkland Island arguement

The singer Morrissey has continued to provoke in the Falklands row after his band played a concert in Argentina in T-shirts that shouted the words ‘WE HATE WILLIAM AND KATE’ around a wedding photo of the royal couple. The 52-year-old former Smiths frontman repeated earlier controversial remarks to Argentine fans that the Falkland Islands were … [Read the full story]

Falkand Islands dispute gets nuclear

Argentina says it has information that Britain sent a nuclear armed submarine to the South Atlantic near the disputed Falkland Islands in the latest verbal salvo in a dispute in the territory. Argentina’s Foreign Minister Hector Timerman told reporters at the United Nations that a submarine called the Vanguard with nuclear weapons was recently sent … [Read the full story]

Have Russians found Hitler buried in Antarctica?

Russian scientists have finally drilled down through four kilometres of Antarctic ice to a lake that has been sealed for the last 20 million years. Veteran Antarctic researcher Professor John Priscu says that he expects to see ‘unique organisms’ in the lake. But it was revealed this may not be the only surprise from sub-glacial … [Read the full story]

Harry Kewell gets rid of long-term manager

Socceroos and Melbourne Victory star Harry Kewell has split from long-term manager Bernie Mandic. Mandic has managed Kewell since he was a youngster in Sydney’s West, before securing Kewell’s move to Leeds United in the Barclays Premier League, while handling his moves to Liverpool, Galatasaray and to the A-League. The news continues a tumultuous week … [Read the full story]

‘Come back, Carlos, from Argentina’

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has not returned from Argentina for a meeting with the club, but talks have been held with his representatives. The 27-year-old had been requested to return to England by the Barclays Premier League heavyweights after he flew home to visit his family last week, apparently without permission from his employers. … [Read the full story]

Rugby World Cup 2011 – this weekends line-up

South Africa v Samoa, 30/9 5:30pm (EST), Albany South Africa (15-1): Patrick Lambie; JP Pietersen, Jaque Fourie, Frans Steyn, Bryan Habana; Morne Steyn, Fourie du Preez; Pierre Spies, Schalk Burger, Heinrich Brussow; Victor Matfield (captain), Danie Rossouw; Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis, Tendai Mtawarira. Res: John Smit, Gurthro Steenkamp, CJ van der Linde, Willem … [Read the full story]

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