“of course i'm sane, when trees start talking to me, i don't talk back.” -- terry pratchett, the light fantastic
Fourth in the Barclays Premier League, Arsenal FC are not in a bad position. That-at the risk of reprising a certain Rafael Benitez-is a fact. Granted, they aren't winning the league, but finishing in the top 4 is nothing to be ashamed about.
Why do you go away? So that you can come back. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
Pavan Mano, étudiant au National University of Singapore, avait été sélectionné pour participer au programme LabCitoyen, qui propose aux jeunes engagés dans les questions de citoyenneté un séjour autour des grandes thématiques des droits de l’Homme à travers une série de conférences, débats, tables rondes et ateliers. Il nous relate en français son expérience passé à Paris, où 81 jeunes du monde entier se sont rassemblés pour la 3e édition de Labcitoyen autour du thème des « droits de l’homme...
Sepp Blatter’s first press conference since announcing his resignation was dramatically interrupted – and that wasn’t even the most interesting part, writes Pavan Mano
(Article scooped by the Irish Literary Times) Julian Gough in Singapore by Pavan Mano Eve of All Hallows' Eve. Blixa Bargeld's rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow intones over the speakers, masquerading as chamber music. Nearly ninety wait in eager anticipation. Or trepidation. It's hard to tell. An Irishman sits in the corner.
Eve of All Hallows' Eve. Blixa Bargeld's rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow intones over the speakers, masquerading as chamber music. Nearly ninety wait in eager anticipation.Or trepidation. It's hard to tell. An Irishman sits in the corner. All signs point towards this fellow's tea being one of the most unusual hosted at Tembusu College yet.
The tagline reads Home of Possibilities – a bold declaration: inviting, attractive, even seductive in many ways, most of which have already been quite beautifully laid out by Jeremy Fernando.
Pavan Mano on what it is like to be a goalkeeper, and why it is possibly the most important role in the game.
The wizened Frenchman stared blankly into the distance as he contemplated the situation he was faced with. The company was doing badly - rivals were outperforming them, profits were plunging and investors were growing increasingly jittery. It was a far cry to the highs he had experienced within a few years of taking over, nearly 13 years ago.
Every generation of footballers sees those one or two special ones who tower above the rest. Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo represent the brightest of their generation; Gareth Bale and Neymar, the one just after. These are people who have within them a unique ability to entertain, to push the human body to its limits, and to accomplish feats beyond our imaginations.
The Theatre of Dreams was a cauldron of noise Sunday night as Manchester United bid farewell to their chief of 26 years. A guard of honour welcomed the Scot who looked slightly bashful as he walked onto the hallowed turf - this is not a man who is comfortable with individual tributes, having consistently emphasized the importance of the collective throughout his career.