In 2007, a teenage resident was photographed making a gun sign at then Conservative party leader, David Cameron an image that made newspaper pages all over the UK. Home Office data show that in 2007 the most deprived parts of England had double the rate of burglary compared to the least deprived. Jack and his friends carried out burglaries and in later years robberies as a way of making money..
Clearly athletics offers many, many life skills that are valuable to children growing up. And this is coming from someone who has been an athlete and an avid lover of sports my whole life.It is quite clear that we as a society value entertainment over intellectualism and we reward entertainment financially and in merit more so than any other profession.As mentioned, I thought about this a lot, and it really has turned me away from sports in many ways. What would our culture be like if we worshipped educators, scientists, philosophers, etc.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileFilm geeks worldwide are on pins and needles this week, waiting to hear which titles will make the Official Selection for this year’s Cannes Film Festival.Cannes director Thierry Fremaux’s list of pics will be made public this Thursday, but many critics are already speculating about possible works that will be shown this year. Judging from the pre announcement gossip, it looks like Cannes 2009 will feature a strong crop of films. Sources suggest there will also be some strange entries including Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (sic), Werner Herzog’s remake of Bad Lieutenant (starring Nicholas Cage!?) and a new Lars von Trier film, Antichrist thrown into the mix for good measure.It’s this last prospect that intrigues me the most.
Also, when I went, basic training was 8 weeks long. There’s been talk of shortening it back to 6 1/2 weeks, but I don’t know if that’s official. When we arrived at our dorms, my other flightmates were sleeping. The end of the summer means ripening apples, with most varieties ready for harvest from late August and September onwards. Find a PYO orchard in your area for the chance to visit a working apple farm and pick and purchase your own fruit straight from the tree. You know what they say An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileThe petite firecracker from Oklahoma got her start on Broadway and in soap operas, then showed off her wonderful comic timing in a role as Bea Arthur’s best friend, Vivian, on the progressive, long running Norman Lear sitcom, Maude.But McClanahan will be best remembered for her role as outspoken Southern belle Blanche Devereaux on the revered 80s sitcom The Golden Girls. Teaming up once more with old pal Bea Arthur brought out the best in McClanahan, who became an audience favourite and an Emmy winner during her seven seasons on the series.Her seemingly effortless way with one liners often disguised how many boundaries she was pushing on the show. Before McClanahan’s man hungry Blanche, few female characters had joked frankly about sex on TV, and her character’s refusal to apologize for having a libido after the age of 50 now seems groundbreaking.