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The Art of Flight

Geography or not geography? Brilliant mountain vistas so we will call it geography!

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Authorities clear out Delhi’s poor

Work is continuing around the clock in New Delhi to meet the deadline for the completion of the athletes’ village for the Commonwealth Games. But as the teams move in, authorities are continuing to move out the city’s poor. The games organisers … Continue reading

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World Cup 2010: England are ‘paying price of foreign Premier League’

• President says 77.1% of La Liga players are Spanish • Contrast with 40% English players in Premier League England‘s dismal failure at the World Cup can be blamed on the Premier League‘s inability to promote home-grown talent, according to the president … Continue reading

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Why England are better than Brazil

… and New Zealand are better than both of them. World Cup performances, adjusted for GDP and population http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/interactive/2010/jul/06/world-cup-2010-england-brazil

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NIKE FOOTBALL WRITE THE FUTURE

The time has come for players to carve their name in history. One touch, tackle or free kick could crush a nation’s hopes or cause them to build a statue in your honour. Drogba, Rooney and Ronaldo are ready to … Continue reading

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Why Germany’s immigrants fly the flag for their adopted country

With Germany fielding its most ethnically mixed World Cup side on record, the country’s immigrant Turkish and Arab population is showing unprecedented support for the national 11 by flying Germany’s red, black and gold flags from cars, restaurants and businesses. … Continue reading

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World Cup spending criticised

South Africa has spent more than $2 billion on infrastructure to get ready for the World Cup, but critics say a lot of the money is pushing aside the poor.Despite ongoing debate over the strength or weakness of economic gains … Continue reading

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Stink of scandal from South Africa’s ‘giraffe stadium’

“My home is one of the closest ones to the new stadium. It is so close to it that when there is a match there I feel like I am also inside the stadium. I was happy when I heard … Continue reading

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Blackpool’s Premier League promotion boosts resort

An interesting article that fits well with the sports hierarchy section of the IB Syllabus. Promotion to the English Premier League is believed to be worth more than US$100 million to the club and it will also boost tourism to … Continue reading

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Will the World Cup 2010 Make a Difference to South Africa?

An intereseting article on Hugh Masekela, a South African born trumpet player who fled apartheid South Africa in 1960. He returns to South Africa to make a series of short documentaries on the country today. Part of the focus is … Continue reading

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