Archive for April, 2011

Word From the Streets w/c 4th April 2011 – AND FINALLY…

School children are to be shown a film of how not to behave on the pitch, featuring Sir Alex Ferguson and Wayne Rooney. The Sporting Brat Pack film has been designed to show children how they should and should behave on the sports arena. The Manchester United manager along the current star, Rooney, and former star, Eric Cantona, are among 10 sporting greats who are behaving badly. The film is part of the Cricket Foundations Chance to Shine fair play scheme and will be seen by pupils at over 30 primary and secondary schools in the Greater Manchester area. WFTS More >

Word From the Streets w/c 4th April 2011 – QUOTES

“I raised the flag and the ref blew. Then from 20 yards back, near the halfway line, all hell broke loose. The coach of the other side, and his friend, whom I assumed was a parent, went for me. I can’t recall the exact turns of phrase. Suffice to say there were very strong views hurled in my direction. From the benefit of a position well away from the action and on the same side of the pitch (so they had the worst angle to view it), the two had been able to judge that their forward had definitely not More >

Word From the Streets w/c 4th April 2011 – INTERNATIONALLY

Revolution in the Middle East and North Africa has been attributed to the high rates of youth unemployment, as well as the desire for democracy and human rights. But it is the soul-destroying unemployment among the young people that caused the most anger and lead to the youth led organized revolts. Across the Middle East and north Africa 24% of the regions youth were struggling to find employment. This trend is a global one; in Spain 40% of its youth are unemployed; in France 20%; and in the US 21%. The UK has a record near 1m young people aged More >

Word From the Streets w/c 4th April 2011 – NATIONALLY

The ability of sport to deliver health, education, employment and social programmes is underused according to a report published by the House of Lords Committee. The Lords EU sub-Committee on Social Policies and Consumer Protection announced its findings from an inquiry into Grassroots Sports by saying that both the EU and the UK could do more through sport. Baroness Young, who chaired the committee, commented: “Sport should not be regarded as a peripheral policy area.  We think there is much more value to be gained if sport is viewed as a powerful and effective tool in the delivery of objectives More >

Word From the Streets w/c 4th April 2011 – REGINOALLY

A Liverpool school has won praise from Ofsted inspectors for its novel link with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. The inspectors described Faith primary schools partnership with orchestra as “life changing”. The project began in 2009 and has seen every pupil and teacher provided with the opportunity to learn how to play stringed instruments together. The school has delivered performances at local soccer club Goodison Park (the home of local soccer club Everton) and the Philharmonic Hall, and the BBC has featured the programme. The inspectors said: “Parents and staff speak passionately about the way that involvement in music has More >

Word From the Streets w/c 4th April 2011- LOCALLY

The Manchester Evening News has launched a campaign to solve the murders of scores of people killed in the Greater Manchester area. There are around 150 unsolved murders, with an average rate of 50 murders a year over the last four decades. However, the murder rate has dropped to 30 a year and 90% are now solved within a year. The two main reasons for the unsolved murders are a lack of forensic evidence and fearful witnesses who provide a wall of silence. Det Chf Supt Darren Shenton, head of the serious crime division, added: “The aims of any detective More >

Word From the Streets w/c 4th April 2011

Quite some time ago, the Youth Charter predicted that the youth would rise, have their say and make their feelings felt. This has now happened on a global scale. As much as the youth should and must have their voices heard, it is now a sad reflection that this had led to blood shed and loss of lives…

Word From the Streets w/c 28th March 2011 – AND FINALLY…

Manchester City Ladies goalkeeper and the captain of England U18s, 16-year-old Alex Brooks, is not only developing her talents on the soccer pitch but she is also turning her skills to improving the life chances of other young people. Alex attends St Paul’s High School in Newall Green, Wythenshawe is also a volunteer at a local youth group Shawe Thing. She spends hundreds of hours of her time every year helping good causes. Four nights a week she coaches soccer to boys and girls on her Woodhouse Park estate and helps stay away from crime. Alex also gives presents to More >

Word From the Streets w/c 28th March 2011 – QUOTES

“Tickets to the Olympic Games are always collector’s item and I’m loving the idea of the tickets smelling like the Games! Only in London could they make this happen. I’m pleased they didn’t decide to make athletics tickets smell like an old pair of my spikes but I am excited this is leading to what will be the greatest Games ever – make sure you don’t miss out.”

-       Phillip Idowu, 2008 Olympic long jump silver medallist, on LOCOG’s decision to scent 2012 games tickets.

“I think these 6,000 bikes you have are a fantastic idea. It rides really well.”

-       Mayor of More >

Word From the Streets w/c 28th March 2011 – INTERNATIONALLY

A battle for power is raging in the Ivory Coast. The UN has accused both sides of committing atrocities against civilians. The newly elected president, Alassane Ouattara, and his opponent, president Laurent Gbabgo, are fighting for power. The latter is holding up with the support of the republican guard, and the former is closing in with popular support. The UN has been attacked by Gbabgo supporters, they are evacuating employees to the new headquarters in a city held by Ouattara. French troops have secured the airport to evacuate people.

The FIFA presidential elections are getting warmer as the current incumbent Mr More >