The 13th rant – a look into the 21st century

Russia is having a strange troubled start to the year 2013. The concrete cover at Chernobyl is starting to crack up. Then meteors drop down causing damage to six cities, injuring over a thousand people and damaging more than three thousand homes. The cost is estimated in millions. Since the break-up of the Old Russian … [Read the full story]

2012 Euro – teams and player listings

The 2012 European Championships will be a thrilling exhibition of football as Spain look to defend their title in Poland and Ukraine. The tournament, which runs from June 9 until the final in Kiev in July 2, sees 16 teams vie to knock Vincent Del Bosque’s side off their perch. Euro 2012: Poland & Ukraine … [Read the full story]

Great Sportswomen – Yelena Isinbaeva

On 22 July 2005 Yelena Isinbaeva became the first woman to clear the historic 5.00 metre (16.4 feet) barrier in pole vault. At the age of 27 Isinbaeva has been a nine-time major champion (Olympic, World outdoor and indoor champion and European outdoor and indoor champion). Isinbaeva’s current world records are 5.06 m outdoors, a … [Read the full story]

Riots in Spain over new government mandate

Spain’s new conservative government approved sweeping Labour market reforms as part of a drive to revive a sick economy and solve Europe’s worst unemployment nightmare…a jobless rate of nearly 23 per cent. The plan is to encourage companies to hire more people by cutting government mandated severence packages and offering tax breaks for taking on … [Read the full story]

Vlad’s been misappropriating

A European arrest warrant has been issued for World Rally Championship commercial chief Vladimir Antonov over an case involving the misappropriation of funds from Snoras Bank. Warrants have been issued for Antonov and his business partner Raimondas Baranauskas as two banks, Snoras and Krajbanka, had their trading suspended. Antonov has interest in both banks. The … [Read the full story]

Europeans hate the outdoors

The average North European spends only 17 minutes outdoors a day. The worst are Londoners who go outside for 10 minutes daily, a survey shows. No wonder all the Poms want to come over here.

French and Germans accuse Muslims of not integrating properly

Islam is considered a ‘threat’ by millions of French and Germans, with the vast majority believing Muslims have ‘not integrated properly’, a devastating new poll revealed today. Le Monde newspaper ran the results under a headline which brands efforts to get different religious and cultural communities to live side-by-side as a ‘failure’. It will be … [Read the full story]

Lee Westwood is the best golfer in the world

Lee Westwood is the first European to hold the world golf number 1 spot in over 15 years. After Martin Kaymer failed to secure a top-two finish at the Andalucia Masters in Spain, Englishman Westwood will end Tiger Woods’ 281-week reign as world number one. Kaymer finished with a disappointing 75 at Valderrama on Sunday … [Read the full story]