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  www.englishgunbox.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
English newspaper reports Wednesday said Hayden swore as he tried to avoid schoolchildren who were waving English and sponsor's flags in a pre-match ceremony.
LONDON: The English Football Association has revealed a series of e-mails it says were sent by former employee Faria Alam in which she boasts of her relationships with senior figures in the organisation.
English is renowned as the world's most swiftly-evolving language, a process highlighted by the raft of sometimes curious new words -- "chav", "Asbo" and "retrosexual" -- featured in a new dictionary.
www.englishgunbox.com /?keyword=english   (6914 words)

 Ace Davis' Cleveland Browns weblog
He has a talented football mind, but his leadership shortcomings as a pro coach are myriad: egotism that results in scapegoating, inability to inspire loyalty from veteran players, an utter lack of credibility, and poor personnel judgment.
He'll need to focus on the fundamentals of adulthood during the offseason, and while football ought to be part of the solution, it must remain in the background for the time being.
It was as if the football gods had decreed that the Browns, having given everybody their entertainment buck's worth, should now resign themselves to form holding true.
clevelandbrowns.blogspot.com   (9608 words)

 2005-06 in English football - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
F.C. United of Manchester, formed by disgruntled Manchester United fans, will play their first competitive season, competing in the North West Counties Football League Division Two (Level 10 of the English football league system).
October 17, 2005 - Middlesbrough defender Abel Xavier is banned from all football for failing a drugs test.
November 18, 2005 - Roy Keane shocks the footballing world by leaving Manchester United after his contract was terminated by mutual consent, ending his 12 year association with the club.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2005-06_in_English_football   (1371 words)

 Inside Europe: Iberian Notes
She calculates that about 40% of all job ads and 70% of white-collar job ads require English, and that the jobs that require English usually are better-paid than those that don't.
There are 3500 English schools which employ 20,000 people in Spain, and the Spanish demand for English employs many more people in Britain and in other English-speaking countries in the form of summer classes, textbooks, videos, and the like.
The problem is that learning English is seen in Spain as a New Year's resolution sort of thing, rather like losing weight, getting in shape, or learning the piano.
www.iberiannotes.blogspot.com /2002_11_03_iberiannotes_archive.html   (10843 words)

 Xtratime Community - Ukraine Propose joint Euro 2012 application??
However, Mister Tabachnyk added that the question of joint application to host European Championship must be decided by football federations of both countries.
2008 European Championships will be hosted jointly by Austria and Switzerland, after the joint application of Vienna and Bern had won the competition.
He added that Ukrainian Football Federation will be building pitches with underground warming systems.
www.xtratime.org /forum/showthread.php?t=108260   (587 words)

 Xtratime Community - Talk football!
Besides the 13 trophies, their past is ridden with setbacks, worst of which is the airplane crash in 1949 which killed all the members of the legendary Grande Torino.
Football is a growing sport in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Recognized by the red and white checkered jerseys, the emphasis in Croatian football is on the technical skills which make for some very attractive football.
www.xtratime.org /forums   (2217 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Magazine / Gender Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Football, wrestling, and boxing are too rough for females.
The US women's national soccer team, which won the World Cup in 1999 and is now seeking a repeat, has captured the imagination of soccer-playing girls with its team members' self-confidence and passion.
Talk today to girls like Darrow, who has her sights on the 2008 Olympics, and you hear a new generation of female athletes less bound by mores about what girls should or shouldn't be able to do.
www.boston.com /news/globe/magazine/articles/2003/09/28/gender_games   (4254 words)

 The Decembrist: A Tough Question for George Allen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Try going through a day using a football (or baseball or basketball) metaphor for every conversation, and you get a sense of what it would be like to be George Allen.
Now I know that his father, who had the same name, was a football coach, best known for letting Richard Nixon call a play for the Redskins, and for a management philosophy called "The future is now," sort of a prototype for the Bush tax policy.
For those of you who follow football, George Allan, Sr., was well known for trading draft picks he didn't have to unsuspecting teams and for a paranoid fear of the other teams spying on his practices (although that's not that uncommon in the NFL).
markschmitt.typepad.com /decembrist/2005/05/a_tough_questio.html   (1892 words)

 Amazon.com: A Tradition Restored: USC's 2003 Championship Season: Books: Dailey News of Los Angeles,Los Angeles Daily ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The 2004 college football season has come to an end with Pete Carroll's University of Southern California Trojans having completed the most perfect season in collegiate football history.
It is time to take the mantel of "greatest program in the history of college football" away from the struggling Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and lay it squarely with the deserving new champions from USC.
Southern California is a college with the first or second greatest college football tradition of all times, and this book describes how, after a long layoff, Pete Carroll has returned the Trojans to these previous heights.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1582611459?v=glance   (1617 words)

 ESPNsoccernet.com - Europe - UEFA set to approve 'home-grown' rule
The plan, first mooted last summer, is due to take effect at the start of the 2006-07 season and is designed to promote the number of young players either developed by a club or in that club's country being included in the first-team squad of Europe's top teams.
It is a problem that European football has faced since the historic Bosman Ruling nearly 10 years ago opened the door to freedom of contract and removed all eligibility rules regarding EU players.
UEFA will also decide this week on the venues for the European club finals of 2006 and 2007 and how the qualifying competition for Euro 2008 to be held in Austria and Switzerland will work.
soccernet.espn.go.com /headlinenews?id=331115&cc=3888   (762 words)

 Politics in Taiwan
Prominent among these is the recent statement from KMT representative Dr. Su Chi that the English press has not been covering some of the recent problems encountered by the DPP government.
It is widely feared that the "new" constitution that the DPP claim Taiwan will have by 2008, will violate these conditions and anger China.
One Taiwanese demonstrator I spoke with in English explained to me that he wanted a president who represented all Taiwanese people whether they came from the Mainland or from Taiwan.
scottsommers.blogs.com /taiwanpolitics   (12028 words)

 World Footy News - International Rules
After a fabulous display of fast skillful International Rules football in Perth, the second Test was marred by a melee and plenty of scuffles after Australian and Brisbane Lions player, Chris Johnson, delivered a "coat hanger" tackle on Irish and Tyrone player Philip Jordan.
Gaelic football and Aussie rules are about evenly matched as developing codes in Asia, and there have been regular compromise or International Rules matches between Gaelic and Aussie Rules clubs in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.
If anything Gaelic football has taken a bit of a lead in recent years, despite there being less Irish than Aussie expats in the region.
www.worldfootynews.com /index.php?topic=internationalrules   (1264 words)

 #11 Irish Set To Host Colorado State :: It will mark the fifth game in 11 days for the Irish.
Ram forward Angie Gorton scored 13 of her 14 points in the second half and Elizabeth English knocked down four three-pointers to help the hosts pick up the win.
Batteast missed both of her free throws, but the Irish got the ball back and a second life when Ratay was fouled on the ensuing inbounds pass.
Still, Notre Dame had to survive a furious last-second rush by English, whose three-point try clanged off the rim at the buzzer.
www.cstv.com /sports/w-baskbl/stories/112104acm.html   (7582 words)

 Lost in Media
A fairly new combination of bad French, borrowed English and Arabic words, verlan, (hiphop slang in which syllables in existing French words are reversed to produce a completely new word), and (in written language) nearly phonetic spelling, the argot is a key to understanding the society of the riots.
Although Dr. Mesmer was eventually discredited, he was the first person to show that the mind could be manipulated by suggestion to affect the body, historians say.
This central finding was resurrected by Dr. James Braid, an English ophthalmologist who in 1842 coined the word hypnosis after the Greek word for sleep.
bsubra.blogspot.com   (13324 words)

 New York City - All About All   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In 1664, English ships captured the city without struggle, and the Dutch formally ceded it to the English in the Treaty of Breda at the conclusion of the Second Anglo-Dutch War in 1667.
Although in much of the rest of the country American football has become the most popular professional sport, in New York City baseball arguably still stirs the most passion and interest.
A "Subway Series" between city teams is a time of great excitement, and any World Series championship by either the New York Yankees or the New York Mets is considered to be worthy of the highest celebration, including a ticker-tape parade for the victorious team.
www.allaboutall.info /article/New_York_City   (7950 words)

The push for increased technology sounds good, but too many people put too much faith in products that are too little engineered.
Seal the border by putting up a real fence, not just an empty stretch of land that is marked in some places but not in others.
Find illegals and give them the option of becoming citizens, learning English, and serving our country, or returning to Mexico.
www.matthewmaynard.net   (1433 words)

 Final Football Forums - Team news
In a statement, the club added: "The combined value of both elements of the sponsorship is by far the biggest deal ever undertaken in English football."
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he expects to sign a new contract "within the next few days".
Wenger's current Highbury contract expires at the end of this season but his new deal is set to keep him at the club until at least 2008.
www.finalfootball.com /forums/showthread.php?t=9178   (331 words)

 Tim Blair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
PREDICTING THE results of football games is easy when you possess paranormal omen-reading skills.
Prediction: In 2008 they'll tell the UN that Britain is to blame for the resulting "drought", and everyone will cheer.
Indeed, as an English professor, and co-author of a widely used textbook on undergraduate writing (readily available from Nelson Australia), I am probably even more annoyed by it than you are.
timblair.blogspot.com /2002_09_15_timblair_archive.html   (7090 words)

 Rudy Giuliani Running for President in 2008 » Outside The Beltway
Still, like 2004, I expect the only issue in 2008 at the presidential level will be the War on Terror and defending the homeland.
If, by 2008, there are no further attacks on America and Iraq is going well, the issues may well be domestic.
We’re not even to the beginning of the campaign season for the 2006 Congressional races yet, guys… speculating on the 2008 Presidential campaigns is strictly recreational and not at all to be taken seriously.
www.outsidethebeltway.com /archives/10015   (7163 words)

 U.S. Commercial Service China: 7.15.2004
Tracks, a football field, and field events facilities will be built in the stadium.
The emblem for the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games: a character most used in ancient Chinese, was unveiled in a grand ceremony at the China Centenary Altar here on Monday.
The main building is a 6-storey stadium with 35,000 seats, housing a 104m¡v8m artificial turf football field and a 400m track.
www.buyusa.gov /china/en/hs040715.html   (1434 words)

 BigSoccer Boards - More English Football in the US
Included in the deal with the FA are rights to England's home qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup and the 2008 European Championship.
Believe me, after witnessing first hand, the 40,000 American "Man U" gloryhunters at the L.A. Coliseum during their match against Club America last year, I have no doubts, Americans would be more interested in backing the English national team rather than their own rag-tag national team.
I would have gained some admiration for American fans had the stadium NOT been a sea of red and most were wearing just civilian attire.
www.bigsoccer.com /forum/printthread.php?t=114410   (1255 words)

 International Games News April 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Four sports: aquatics, athletics, football and table tennis are on the schedule.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver the founder of Special Olympics and her son, Tim Shriver, now the Special Olympics Chairman and CEO Tim Shriver are planning to be at the games.
Twenty national teams from the region are expected to compete in aquatics, athletics, basketball, floor hockey, football, table tennis.
www.internationalgames.net /april2004.html   (7478 words)

 pile o'smeg
Even my rather dull English 1 class in the afternoon, where everyone is usually in a state of quasi-life (including the teacher) was livelier than usual.
I was supposed to go to the Registrar's office for my admissions slip, but I ran into twishieporn and, over lunch, she told me the place was a madhouse.
When I got there, I found out that, except for English 23 (Introduction to Shakespeare), the rest of the GE classes were closed.
barquentine.blogspot.com   (12490 words)

 The Corner on National Review Online
I'm on a tight budget at the moment so I had to forego my annual fantasy football news service to pick it up, but I trust I won't be disappointed.
Jonah: English authoress Jilly Cooper once famously boasted that her husband was so boring, he could bore for England.
The normal excuse for Republican sell-outs on school choice--the fear it inspires among their suburban constituents--don't apply here, since this is a project limited to the District.
www.nationalreview.com /thecorner/03_09_07_corner-archive.asp   (10947 words)

 The Sports Economist
Via Tom Kirkendall, I found this NY Times piece which discusses Aaron Schatz and the boys at Football Outsiders, David Romer, Bill James, Patriots' coach Bill Belichick, and others who are applying analytical methods to football.
A few blocks away, the glitzier Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a football stadium for the Cleveland Browns were the exclamation point.
Alan Keen, MP, chairman of the football group, said it was worrying that 40 per cent of the clubs surveyed were worried about their financial futures.
thesportseconomist.com /archive/2004_12_01__arch_file.htm   (9043 words)

 U.S. Commercial Service Israel: Bi-Weekly Market Update
In total, an area of 22,500 sq m, the size of three football fields, is covered with real snow all year round.
So it was perhaps inevitable that Oman's government felt the need to allow the private sector to compete and broaden the scope of domestic radio and television.
The minister confirmed that the government's commitment to the state broadcast services remained strong, saying they had a valuable role which should be preserved, strengthened and boosted.
www.buyusa.gov /israel/en/biweekly_market_update.html   (19361 words)

 The Baseball Analysts: The Official Scorer
The official scorer as best as I could determine scored it as a double and a fielder's choice.
The box score that ran in the English language press had a double in it and there were no stolen bases or errors.
The batter had stopped at second base before he realized there was no one at third.
baseballanalysts.com /archives/2005/08/the_official_sc_2.php   (3365 words)

 The American Scene   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
So if McCain runs in on 2008 promising to "win the war," or "win the peace," or something like that, it won't be a gamble at all, but sound political common sense.
This is exactly the kind of subtlety of American politics that you'd expect the dean of D.C. pundits to understand.
Give us Deadwood at the Palm, the Sopranos with their hands on the nuclear football, Rome in the capital of the modern Roman Empire.
www.theamericanscene.com   (11927 words)

 Baseball Crank: POLITICS: The Vietnam Card - 2008 Edition
As I've argued in the past, the Democrats' particular fixation with the "chickenhawk" theme was the source of many of their worst mistakes in 2004.
Still, the issue remains with us, and whether we like it or not, we will assuredly be arguing, come 2008, about what the candidates did during the Vietnam War.
I've tried to keep the list comprehensive rather than fret over which ones are actually bona fide candidates at this stage, although I've put more effort into locating information about the more major candidates.
baseballcrank.com /archives2/2005/06/politics_the_vi_2.php   (3776 words)

 Dreams Into Lightning
At least one Arab television media outlet reported that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the head of the al-Qaida in Iraq, was killed in Iraq on Sunday afternoon when eight terrorists blew themselves up in the in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, I eagerly anticipate the plates of turkey and stuffing, the moments of camaraderie around the TV watching football and the sharing of stories amongst friends, but it is the soldiers’ stories of bravery and courage that should be shared on this day of Thanksgiving.
Tehran, Iran, Nov. 09 – Iranian police are planning to boost a national security plan that will effectively increase a crackdown already in effect, the chief of police in Greater Tehran announced on Wednesday.
asher813.blogspot.com   (12497 words)

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