Happy Birthday, Mr Jefferson

Happy Birthday, Mr Jefferson

It’s Thomas Jefferson’s birthday: Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and later served as the third President of the United States from 1801 to...
Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah

Yom Hazikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah, known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in...
On Wiping Maps

On Wiping Maps

Israel must be wiped off the map. Iranian President, 27 October 2005   Assad’s regime and Assad himself will disappear from the map and the world if the Iranians do try to harm Israel or its interests from Syrian territory. Israeli official , 11 April 2018 While...
Paris-Roubaix

Paris-Roubaix

No one wants to take Peter Sagan with them to the Roubaix velodrome and try and beat him in a sprint. If the three-time world champion has proved anything in the last couple of years it is that he is deadly in these reduced group sprints, whether it’s from a...
Headed for Grenoble

Headed for Grenoble

Right about now I am headed for Grenoble on one of the trains that is still – thankfully – running in France in the wake of the strikes here. Why people feel they should annoy me just to get their point across I don’t know. Yeah, yeah, French workers...
230 Years Too Late

230 Years Too Late

Drama as the Commonwealth Games get underway in Australia: Protesters have blockaded the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay on the Gold Coast. Organisers were forced to drop one leg of the relay with the route looping for a short period. So what was the beef?...