‘Poly faces telling a unique Poly story’ In Sāmoan culture, the legends of the islands are passed down through oral traditions, preserved through the cultural institutions that have safeguarded them for generations, such as the fa’amatai, the chiefly system of governance in Sāmoa, or the fāgogo, an ancient Sāmoan performance art. … [Read more...] about Football’s first fa’afafine: trans rights trailblazer Jaiyah Saelua on stardom and sisterhood
Best 14 year old football player
We’ve saved the best for last, our old friend Wolf-Dieter Ahlenfelder. Yes, we’ve mentioned him before but it’s well worth a cut and paste. “It was 8 November 1975 when, in the Bundesliga, Werder Bremen played against Hannover 96,” scene-sets Eberhard Spohd. “The referee Ahlenfelder surprised everyone with some seriously strange decisions – including blowing for half-time after 29 minutes. A linesman indicated his mistake and Ahlenfelder played 16 minutes’ added time. Then, during the half-time interval, he stuck his tongue out at a photographer, and Bremen’s president Böhmert said: ‘For this show we could have charged a higher entrance fee.’ Ahlenfelder of course denied drinking alcohol, but later he admitted that he had ‘several Maltesers’ (a schnaps) before the match. And to make things really clear to the layman, he said: ‘We are men – we don’t drink Fanta’.” … [Read more...] about In which matches have whistle-happy referees blown for time too early?
Throughout the years the show chronicled key events in the personal and professional lives of the California family, including Kim Kardashian's marriages to Kris Humphries and West, an armed robbery in Paris, the break-up of Khloe Kardashian's marriage to basketball player Lamar Odom, and the transition of family patriarch Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner. … [Read more...] about Kanye West’s VERY public breakdown, declining ratings, key family members refusing to film and the backlash over THAT fight: Why the Kardashians have pulled the plug after 14 years of KUWTK
“We had to think about the best way to do it, to think about how these families can eat long term and not have any issues. I feel like at times people think they are being looked down on if they ask for help, and I think in this generation that is something that should change. … [Read more...] about Mum feeding family on three pieces of bread a day behind Marcus Rashford’s plea to MPs
10 Your decision is roundly condemned by the League Managers’ Association, who decry the Premier League’s ridiculous “sacking culture”. And while there’s an immediate uptick in results, the new-manager bounce is only temporary. With eight games left, you’re forced into another change. Do you appoint the former club legend and all-round good egg? Or some trendy hipster type who’s worked wonders on a shoestring in La Liga? Legend: go to 12. La Liga: go to 13. … [Read more...] about Choose your own adventure: so you’ve won promotion to the Premier League …