Archive for May, 2011

Word From the Streets w/c 9th May 2011 – AND FINALLY

This week saw an historic royal visit to the Emerald Isle of Ireland. With the first visit by a Royal in 100 years and security as secure as it could or would ever need to be with ongoing  terrorist intent, the role of sport was a significant in its wish to heal the wounds of the past, the present saw our royal monarch visit Croak Park where a massacre of Irish citizens including children took place during an Irish Football Match. What many considered to be the first act of state sponsored terrorism has almost, a century on, seen a More >

Word From the Streets w/c 9th May 2011 -QUOTES

“Anywhere you go in the world, Marley speaks to people.”

-       Kevin Macdonald, the Oscar Winning Director, who is releasing a documentary film about music legend, Bob Marley at the Cannes film festival.

“The Games are supposed to be universal and accessible but there is an odd lack of information and clarity on the chances of applicants winning.”

-       Matthew Bath, technology editor of Which?, concerns for the London 2012 ticket process.

“Rather than harrumph about ‘inquiries’, why not simply admit that there’s no integrity to the way the game is managed? It’s pompous to suppose ‘impartiality’ matters when it comes to where a More >

Word From the Streets w/c 9th May 2011 – INTERNATIONALLY

In attempts to combat match fixing and illegal betting FIFA, the world soccer governing body, is set to invest £17.5m to educate players, referees and officials as part of an anti-corruption programme. As part of the ten-year plan FIFA will work in close partnership with Interpol with its own anti-corruption training office based in Singapore. It is believed that match-fixers with Singapore connections have been organising international soccer matches with the sole intention of making huge profits and it is estimated that illegal football gambling is worth hundreds of millions in Asia alone. FIFA president, Sepp Batter said: “The threat More >

Word From the Streets w/c 9th May 2011 – NATIONALLY

Lord Triesman, the former FA chairman, has told the Parliamentary select committee on governance in football, that FIFA members were seeking bribes in return for votes in the 2018 World Cup campaign. The allegations were made against FIFA members Jack Warner, Nicolas Leoz, Ricardo Teixeira and Worawi Makudi. Lord Triesman said that Warner asked for £2.5m to build an education centre in Trinidad and a further £500,000 to buy Haiti’s World Cup TV rights. In what Triesman described as being “below what would be the ethically acceptable”, he said that Paraguay FIFA member, Leoz, requested a Knighthood for his vote, More >

Word From the Streets w/c 9th May 2011 – REGIONALLY

A teaching strike is to be held at Shorefields secondary in Dingle against proposals for the school to break away from local authority control and become an independent academy. The protest is set to take place one week before 250 pupils at the school are set to take two GCSE exams in English language. The strike has been organised by the National Union of Teachers which sees the move as “privatisation” of state education and believing that other schools still under local authority control will lose funding. Assitant divisional secretary of the Liverpool NUT, Cathy Fitzgerald-Taher, said: “This is against More >

Word From the Streets w/c 9th May 2011 – LOCALLY

Caring teen, Mary Newland, has set to complete this year’s Great Manchester Run to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. The cause is close to 13-year-old’s Mary heart after her 73-year-old grandmother, Angela Foster, was diagnosed with the condition. Mary has completed the run on two previous occasions, having raised money for the East Cheshire Hospice following the death of her aunt from Cancer. Proud mother Julie said of her daughter: “Her grandmother’s condition has deteriorated quite quickly in past nine months, so she just wants to raise as much as she can.”

Manchester schoolboy and City fan George Edwards has More >

Word From the Streets w/c 9th May 2011

With a city still beaming with civic pride on both sides of the blue and red divide, the soccer world converged on Manchester with Soccerex Manchester discussing all issues affecting the world of the beautiful game. With a FIFA election looming and with only two candidates standing one the existing FIFA president, Sepp Blatter and the other Mohamed Bin Hammam representing the Qatar nation, the global and local issues will be ongoing whilst the oldest football association in the FA abstain from voting in or out the new president. Lets hope the streets, where ever they may be are part More >

Word From the Streets w/c 25th April 2011 – AND FINALLY…

At a time of all things free in its speech democratic in the revolution of political change within a social and cultural spirit of activism, whether it be fought for in the middle east or redefined in our own green and pleasant land, for those who doubt, the sacrifices made in world wars and in rights of civil struggle or the apartheid, a generation ended, or even a wall of Berlin dismantled by the people for the people, it is worth remembering that all things alternative in their voting proportionate representation or first past the post or even the value More >

Word From the Streets w/c 25th April 2011 – QUOTES

“I’ve watched the fights and every time I’m like “that should have been a point”. I thought I had a Games medal at 17 but, instead, I came off feeling robbed.”

-       Aaron Cook, who is hoping to put his disappoint at not winning a medal at the Beijing Olympics behind him and win a medal at London 2012 in Taekwondo.

“Everyone had their own buzz…..It was the gig of the century.”

-       Hugo Burnard, official photographer at the Royal Wedding.

“I never cease to be amazed at how many middle-class parents I know regularly snort drugs, smoke weed, pop pills and drink excessively, More >

Word From the Streets w/c 25th April 2011 – INTERNATIONALLY

The US and the world has been celebrating the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. The Al-Qaida figure head had been holding out in a fortified command only a few hundred yards from the Pakistani army officer training camp, seen as the countries equivalent to Britain’s Sandhurst. Bin Laden is reported to have been there since 2005 or 2006, and the command had been specially built to conceal and protect whoever was hiding inside. Initially the US claimed that 54-year-old Bin Laden had used his wife as a human shield and had been armed, both of which were later retracted. The More >