Archive for November, 2010

Word From the Streets w/c 1st November 2010 – AND FINALLY…

Calls have come for FIFA to adopt Olympic anti-corruption tactics in a bid to clean up the international governing bodies image.  The Sunday Times expose of cash-for-votes in the bidding for the hosting of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups has been met with antipathy from FIFA and even members of England 2018 bid such as Richard Caborn, who believes the Sunday Times was selfish in its revelations and went against the national interest. Lord Coe, charged with organising the London 2012 Olympics, and a former head of the FIFA’s ethics committee, believes that it should be watershed to More >

Word From the Streets w/c 1st November 2010 – QUOTES

“My classwork was very untidy, and my handwriting was the despair of my teachers. But my classmates gave me the nickname Einstein, so presumably they saw signs of something better.”

-       Professor Stephen Hawkins, admitting his was an average student whilst at school.

Word From the Streets w/c 1st November 2010 – INTERNATIONALLY

The US president Barack Obama has been visiting India with his wife Michelle. The trip has been forging partnerships between the leading super-power and the emerging super-power. Mr Obama stayed at Mumbai’s Taj Mahal hotel and had all 570 rooms booked up for his stay. There were around 10,000 Indian security staff deployed, and hundreds of investors and trade officials have been travelling with President. The trip will see around $10bn (£6bn) of trade deals completed between American firms and their Indian counterparts, with 54,000 jobs in US dependent on the trade deals.

Californian billionaire George Soros has backed a campaign More >

Word From the Streets w/c 1st November 2010 – NATIONALLY

The England 2018 World Cup is a stronger position after it was found that the head of the Russian campaign, Alexei Sorokin, had broken FIFA rules with his published comments about high crime rates and under-age drinking in London. Sorokin believes his words were taken out of context, saying: “I can only apologise for this misunderstanding. We have the tapes of the interview and I know for a fact I didn’t break any rules. I didn’t try to hurt or discredit our bid rivals, there was no malice intended, I’m 100% sure of that.”

Prince William will be in attendance at More >

Word From the Streets w/c 1st November 2010 – REGIONALLY

The visit of Italian soccer club Napoli to Liverpool FC for their Europa Cup match led to violence on the streets around Anfield. Around 40 Napoli fans attacked a group of Liverpool youths with sticks and leather belts. A witness said: “They’ve got their belts wrapped round their hands with the buckles hanging down ready to swing and get people. They look organised, with their faces covered and hoods up, like they’ve done this kind of thing before.”

Police have gone undercover dressed as police community support officers (PCSOs) in the Netherton area of Liverpool. The tactic was employed to address More >

Word From the Streets w/c 1st November 2010 – LOCALLY

The anti-glazer, cooperative and supporter owned FC United of Manchester have beaten League One Rochdale in the FA Cup First Round. The club was born out of protests against the takeover of Manchester United by the Glazer family, which has dumped the once debt-free club into a £700m mortgage and making annual financial losses. There were 4,000 FC supporters at the Greater Manchester derby match, and they invaded the pitch in celebration of the club’s victory. And they sang: “I’m looking down on the top of the world, looking down on creation, and the only explanation I can find, is More >

Word From the Streets w/c 1st November 2010

The first day of the eleventh month of a 2010 that marks a unique sequence ignored by many, not known to all but considered and used by few. 011110 it reads the same forward as it does in reverse, not binary in its numbers, but certainly significant to those who know the codification of all things social, cultural and spiritual.

Word From the Streets w/c 25th October 2010 – AND FINALLY…

An Italian seaside city is to ban mini-skirts as part of tough new anti-social behaviour laws. The city of Castellammare di Stabia is bidding to ‘restore urban decorum and facilitate better civil co-existence’. The city joins other locations that are bringing new powers to crack down on street drinking playing football in public places and blasphemy. In some places they have banned sandcastles, kissing in cars, feeding stray cats, wooden clogs and the use of lawn mowers. WFTS comments – Its good to see communities bringing some values back into their society – lets spread the word without going to More >

Word From the Streets w/c 25th October 2010 – QUOTES

“My row with the manager was not about money or egos. It was because we all want what is best for the team. I have never regretted joining City. I am committed to this club and the fans know that.”

-       Emanuel Adebayor, Manchester City striker, on his troubles at the club.

Word From the Streets w/c 25th October 2010 – INTERNATIONALLY

FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, is facing accusations that he is trying brush aside allegations that two executive members voting on the 2018 World Cup bids were willing to accept bribes for votes. The chair of the Commons culture, media and sport select committee, John Wittingdale has called for Mr Blatter not hold it against the England bid. His comments were back by the British public which were found to be very distrusting of FIFA. A YouGov poll in The Sunday Times, found that 72% of people believe that FIFA cannot be trusted to deliver a fair vote on who should More >