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Rob Burrow criticises ‘stupid’ Government over MND funding

Rob Burrow has criticised the “stupid” Government over funding for those with motor neurone disease, as he paid tribute to rugby player Doddie Weir following his death. The former Leeds and Great Britain scrum-half, who is now confined to a wheelchair because of the disease, praised Weir for his work in helping to raise funds for MND research, calling him a “friendly giraffe”.
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World Cup: GB win silver in four-man bobsleigh in Whistler

Great Britain were again beaten to gold by Germany in the four-man bobsleigh at the World Cup in Canada. Brad Hall, Taylor Lawrence, Greg Cackett and Aaran Gulliver took silver with a combined time of one minute 41.98 seconds in Whistler. Germany won by 0.42 seconds, while Canada claimed bronze.
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The Contemporary Novel

An Englishman looks at the world by H. G. Wells, is part of the HackerNoon Books Series. You can jump to any chapter in this book here. THE CONTEMPORARY NOVEL. Circumstances have made me think a good deal at different times about the business of writing novels, and what it means, and is, and may be; and I was a professional critic of novels long before I wrote them. I have been writing novels, or writing about novels, for the last twenty years. It seems only yesterday that I wrote a review—the first long and appreciative review he had—of Mr. Joseph Conrad's "Almayer's Folly" in the Saturday Review. When a man has focussed so much of his life upon the novel, it is not reasonable to expect him to take too modest or apologetic a view of it. I consider the novel an important and necessary thing indeed in that complicated system of uneasy adjustments and readjustments which is modern civilisation I make very high and wide claims for it. In many directions I do not think we can get along without it.


The Future in America by H. G. Wells, is part of the HackerNoon Books Series. You can jump to any chapter in this book here. THE MIND OF A MODERN STATE. I do not know if I am conveying to any extent the picture of America as I see it, the vast rich various continent, the gigantic energetic process of development, the acquisitive successes, the striving failures, the multitudes of those rising and falling who come between, all set in a texture of spacious countryside, animate with pleasant timber homes, of clangorous towns that bristle to the skies, of great exploitation districts and crowded factories, of wide deserts and mine-torn mountains, and huge half-tamed rivers. I have tried to make the note of immigration grow slowly to a dominating significance in this panorama, and with that, to make more and more evident my sense of the need of a creative assimilation, the cry for synthetic effort, lest all this great being, this splendid promise of a new world, should decay into a vast unprogressive stagnation of unhappiness and disorder. I have hinted at failures and cruelties, I have put into the accumulating details of my vision, children America blights, men she crushes, fine hopes she disappoints and destroys. I have found a place for the questioning figure of the South, the sorrowful interrogation of the outcast colored people. These are but the marginal shadows of a process in its totality magnificent, but they exist, they go on to mingle in her destinies.

Burris: Blessings and purpose in the 4th

In many cultures and countries there is a formal changing of the guard before a sacred civic monument. In Greece, it is in front of the Parliament building. In Great Britain, before Buckingham Palace, St. James’s Palace, and Wellington Barracks. In Arlington National Cemetery, in the United States, it takes place before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. And onlookers are instructed to remain silent and standing.

'This is just the beginning': Canadian bobsledders confident heading into season

WHISTLER, B.C. — The next generation of Canadian bobsledders believe they've got something to build on this World Cup season. Calgary's Taylor Austin piloted a four-man sled with Shaquille Murray-Lawrence, Cyrus Gray and Davidson de Souza to bronze in snowy Whistler, B.C., on Saturday. The medal is their first ever on the circuit and comes in the first stop of the season.

Steven Roberts: Where have you gone, JFK?

Is 80 too old to be president? That question hovers over American politics because Joe Biden reached that milestone last weekend, the first octogenarian in our history to occupy the White House. Moreover, Biden said recently: “My intention is that I will run again,” and he’d be 86 if he served a full eight years. Donald Trump, at 76, has already announced his bid for another term, and he’d be...

Lammas Turns Tables in Berkeley Handicap

Lammas turned the tables on multiple rivals Nov. 26 in the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (G3) at Golden Gate Fields, surging to victory to secure his first graded score. The 5-year-old Heeraat gelding came off a third behind I'mgonnabesomebody and 2021 Berkeley winner Freeport Joe in the Nov. 5 Joseph T. Grace Stakes on the all-weather surface at the Northern California track.

High taxes and ‘no future’ spark fears of mass exodus of young Britons

Feelings of being overworked and underpaid prompted Rachel James, 29, and her partner to leave their jobs as doctors in the NHS to move to Australia. Two years later, the couple have no plans of returning. “The pay is between double and triple what we would get in the UK,”...

Before You Go To Bed Tonight Watch This…

If you’ve got 11 minutes and want to hear something you think everyone ought to hear then this might be it. Neil Oliver delivers a clear message to the people, not just of Great Britain, but the world. “Many of the people who contact me ask: What should we do? How can we fight back?“

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