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 on: Today at 03:21 AM 
Started by eira_arian - Last post by Aileen
Thank you flowerpower. hug  I don't know if you saw any of the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, on TV in Holland, but once all the athletes had gathered in the massive arena before a crowd of thousands of people, including the Queen, a minute's silence was observed in memory of all those who died in this terrible tragedy.

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 on: Today at 03:08 AM 
Started by eira_arian - Last post by Aileen
It wasn't an accusation - it was a statement of fact. Life is cheap in certain parts of the world and there is no point in pretending otherwise. We don't  need to witness grief on our TV in order to understand it. I would prefer the media to try and expose what really happened and report the news rather than intruding in what should be private grief.
Changing the subject a little, I agree that we don't need to see grief in order to understand it, yet recently I've frequently had to mute the sound on my TV during reports of what is happening not only in Iraq but in Palestine as well.  Being shown graphic pictures of bloodied bodies is distressing enough, but having to listen of the constant screams and wails of grief-stricken relatives is truly harrowing.  It seems to me therefore that our broadcasters are intruding unnecessarily into what is effectively private grief.  The fact that the people in these countries don't hesitate to let it all hang out in public doesn't really make it any less private because it is private to that particular group of people and so there shouldn't be aired for public consumption in this country or anywhere else for that matter.

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 on: Today at 02:45 AM 
Started by ProdigyEng - Last post by IonaRed
That makes me angry too Iona.  I wonder how Andy feels about it because in an incidental sort of way it's also tainted his historic win.

If I were Andy I'd be seething.  The book is being hidden away and that is a real shame. The Wimbledon Annual of 2013 should have been the edition to cherish.

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 on: Today at 02:17 AM 
Started by ProdigyEng - Last post by Aileen
That makes me angry too Iona.  I wonder how Andy feels about it because in an incidental sort of way it's also tainted his historic win.

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 on: Today at 02:08 AM 
Started by ProdigyEng - Last post by IonaRed
I just feel really sad that the Official Wimbledon Annual of 2013 is now tainted. I read there is now no trace of it at Wimbledon and it's not available at Wimbledon online. It has now become the 'stolen' book and to be honest I'm very angry at Harman for that.

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 on: Today at 01:51 AM 
Started by ProdigyEng - Last post by Aileen
Incidentally, does Harman not realise that he could be sued for plagiarism because it's a breach of copyright?

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 on: Today at 01:12 AM 
Started by ProdigyEng - Last post by Aileen
Hmmm - I wonder who or what the 'source' referred to was which provided this information in the first place.

I like Harman, I respect Harman. But lets face it, only an idiot plagiarises. Plagiarism while not a criminal offence, can have consequences anywhere, its theft. Damn Neil, just damn.
I agree Connor, and every writer worth his or her salt knows how wrong and deceitful plagiarism is.  What amazes me is that he got away with doing it so often.  I won't damn him though because he's damned himself big time, but I do feel a sense of betrayal, as will probably a lot of other people who trusted and respected what he said in his articles, and as far as The Times goes I expect he'll jump before he's pushed.

I should get a proper job in tennis journalism. I feel I'm good enough. Probably too old.
'Nothing ventured, nothing gained' - you should go for it Nigel.
 

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 on: Today at 12:59 AM 
Started by scot-boy - Last post by myren
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/jul/24/andy-murray-faith-amelie-mauresmo

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 on: Today at 12:59 AM 
Started by ProdigyEng - Last post by Grabcopy
Jesus you really do hate him.

I think he's vastly overrated and just so much part of the establishment - someone promoted because of who he knows and who he sucks up to rather than any real talent.


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 on: Today at 12:56 AM 
Started by ProdigyEng - Last post by Connor
What annoys me most about this is that 28 passages were lifted from The Guardian. On Twitter today, he just happens to praise Kevin Mitchell's book as 'literary gold'. This marks him out as a spineless creep.

Jesus you really do hate him.

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