Archive for November, 2011

Word From the Streets w/c 14th November 2011 – AND FINALLY…

An eight-year-old girl has won the women’s water skiing tricks event at the South-East Asian Games in Indonesia. The young Malaysian’s nearest rival was a 34-year-old woman from Thailand. She becomes the youngest ever gold medallist at the games.

Word From the Streets w/c 14th November 2011 – QUOTES

“We’ve had a mystery [in India] where we think that [important] jobs can only be done by 60-year-old plus [people]….. I think we’re now fast moving to say that our 40-year-olds can take more responsibility and can perform better.” About 70% of India’s population is aged under 35.

India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani

The response of FIFA sponsors to the racism row – Adidas; “Our position is very clear. Adidas is totally opposed to racism in football and in fact any sport at any level.” – VISA; “As a global company operating in more than 200 countries, Visa is opposed to racism More >

Word From the Streets w/c 14th November 2011 – INTERNATIONALLY

UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, and leading English soccer figures including FA chairman David Bernstein, former England captain David Beckham and Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson have been among many of the world’s soccer community to call for FIFA president Sepp Blatter to go after he was recorded saying racism was not a problem on soccer field and that any such incidents should be settled with a hand shake. Mr Blatter told CNN: “There is no racism [on the field], but maybe there is a word or gesture that is not correct. The one affected by this should say More >

Word From the Streets w/c 14th November 2011 -

The number of 16 to 24-year-olds not in education, employment or training has passed the 1million mark, the highest level since records began in 1992. In response, Prime Minister David Cameron has held talks with business leaders to come with ideas of how to deal with the problem. The meetings aim to identify barriers that prevent companies, especially small and medium sized firms, from hiring more apprentices – whether it is red tape, minimum pay rates or the training available from college. In Manchester there are 30,000 young people who are unemployed. Manchester Central MP Tony Lloyd, and chair of More >

Word From the Streets w/c 14th November 2011 – REGIONALLY

Premier League soccer club Everton FC have been given the go-ahead to open a Free School. The school will be run by club’s official charity Everton in the Community and it will provide services for 120 young people aged 14 to 19-years-old from September 2012, increasing to 200 the following year. The aim of the school will be to use the power of sport to engage pupils who have found it hard to succeed in the traditional school setting. David Moyes, Everton FC manager, said: “This will represent a fantastic opportunity for Everton Football Club and its charitable arm, Everton More >

Word From the Streets w/c 14th November 2011 – LOCALLY

Moss Side Boxing & Athletics Association has become the first community project to receive funding from the Olympic legacy programme. The organisation will be given  £41,355 of Lottery money to invest in upgrading their gym. A total fund of £135m is set to be paid out to around 600 sports club in England through the Places People Play legacy programme. Hugh Robertson, the Olympics minister hoped the Moss Side organisation would go “from strength to strength in the future”, adding: “We want to use the Olympic and Paralympics next summer to inspire a generation to get involved in sport across More >

Word From the Streets w/c 14th November 2011

All things local are indeed becoming all things North, South, East, West, legacy, social, human and for peace. The World’s ongoing uncertainty, revolution, revolt and rebellion has never more needed the vaccine and treatment potential of all things 2012 and beyond…

Word From the Streets – w/c 7th November 2011 – AND FINALLY…

Boxing legend Joe Frazier has died aged 67 from liver Cancer. Frazier won Olympic gold in 1964, became world champion in 1970 after Muhammad Ali had his titles taken off him for refusing to fight in the Vietnam War, and he beat Ali in 1971 to retain for the titles. The rivalry saw two more fights, both won by Ali, with the famous “Thrilla in Manilla”. Tributes have poured in from the boxing world and his former rival Muhammad Ali said: “The world has lost a great champion. I will always remember Joe with respect and admiration. My sympathy goes More >

Word From the Streets – w/c 7th November 2011 – QUOTES

“The big legacy worth celebrating from the London 2012 will be a vast improvement in state school and grassroots sport. The prospects for that look patchy.”

-       Observer columnist, Paul Hayward, reactions to London winning the 2017 world athletics championships.

“My school was so white it made Midsomers Murder look like the wire.”

-       Posh comedian Jack Whitehall on his un-diverse education at Malbrough College, one of England’s top independent schools, attended by Kate Middleton.

“Italy was sexist without him, but Berlusconi removed the shame. I give lectures in school and meet 15-year-old girls who think the secret to life is marrying a millionaire More >

Word From the Streets – w/c 7th November 2011 – INTERNATIONALLY

Usain Bolt has laid out his Olympic targets for the London 2012 Games, he wants to win four gold medals. Bolt will be defending his 100m, 200m and 4x100m titles, and he wants to add the 4x400m title to his haul. If he succeeds Bolt will match the four gold medals won by Carl Lewis at the 1984 Los Angeles games, which is the last time a male athlete has achieved the feat. He said: “If I can help to get a gold medal I will want to go on that team.”

Research into happiness and well being of children has More >