Declan RooneyForget tradition: Dublin’s forward Niamh McEvoy will not be exchanging shirts with her opposite number after today’s TG4 All-Ireland senior final.In Mick Bohan’s first year back in charge we got a glimpse behind the curtain of this Dublin inter-county team during their acclaimed documentary ‘Blues Sisters’. It certainly opened a few eyes as to the level of training and commitment that ladies teams were undertaking, and introduced the Sky Blue players to a brand new audience.But even before then the Dublin ladies have been an open book. In the lead up to their 2015 All-Ireland final with Cork, one of the team’s sponsors conducted a series of behind the scenes interviews with the team, during which McEvoy nailed her colours to the mast.“I’ve seen people in the past swapping jerseys at the end of a game with another county. I definitely would never swap a Dublin jersey. It’s a massive honour and privilege,” McEvoy … [Read more...] about Dublin star McEvoy: ‘I definitely would never swap a Dublin jersey’
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Richard Knowler 14:42, May 27 2018 Steve Hansen wants the "Sulky Sallys" to stop worrying about the All Blacks' training camps. The second camp, which runs from Sunday to Tuesday, will disrupt Super Rugby teams' preparations for the final round of the competition prior to the June test window but All Blacks coach Hansen wasn't going to allow the gripes to amend his view on this sensitive topic. "I know I am repeating everything I told you earlier in the year, but am happy to do it again," Hansen said from the team hotel in Christchurch. "Is it ideal for everybody? No. But it is what it is and we have had plenty of time to plan for it, and plenty of time to understand. When you look at the results (at the weekend), what effect did it really have?" READ MORE:Aussie streak ends at oneCrusaders trio shine in the wetRazor rapt with CrusadersTackles 'below the nipple line' please That last statement was in reference to the Chiefs and Highlanders recording wins, and the Crusaders beating … [Read more...] about All Blacks coach Steve Hansen on training camps: ‘Everyone has to make a sacrifice’
For many, Casablanca is not just any old movie but the old movie. When Woody Allen was looking for a heroic exemplar for his nebbish cineaste in Play it Again, Sam, it was to Bogart’s Rick Blaine that he turned. When Nora Ephron wanted to illustrate the practicality of women in When Harry Met Sally, it was Bergman’s example she held up (“I don’t want to spend the rest of my life in Casablanca married to a man who owns a bar”). The source of endless spin-offs, parodies and skits, from the Marx Brothers’ A Night in Casablanca to Saturday Night Live, Casablanca is the movie we go to when we want to invoke movieishness itself, the dream factory at full tilt, a heroic foil to our mock-heroic age. As Umberto Eco put it in Casablanca: Cult Movies and Intertextual Collage, “It is movies”. This cultural ubiquity has entailed a certain sniffiness from critics, whose estimation has tended to chime with the Warner Brothers script reader who first … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Playing it over and over again: how Casablanca was made Pungent as Old Spice and smooth as cheap nylon: the BBC’s Law and Order 40 years on
AUSCHWITZ, the largest of the Nazi death camps, was the scene of the most appalling mass murder in human history. During the Holocaust over a million people – the vast majority of them Jews – lost their lives at the sprawling complex. Here is the history of the concentration camp. Where is Auschwitz? Auschwitz concentration camp was constructed in the suburbs of the Polish city Oświęcim, near the modern nation's southern border, in 1940. The site was already the location of 16 dilapidated buildings, which had previously housed soldiers and workers. After annexing that region of Poland during the early stages of World War Two, by April 1940 the Nazi regime needed somewhere to house to Polish political prisoners, with local jails full. The majority of local residents were evicted to make way for German citizens, and Jewish workers from Oświęcim were forced to lay the foundations of the camp. A month after plans were approved, the first prisoners … [Read more...] about Where is Auschwitz, how many people died in the concentration camp during the Holocaust and can you visit it?
Mario Vargas Llosa is in good form. The Peruvian Nobel Laureate laughs easily as he expounds on his theories of freedom and the individual and talks about his new book, La llamada de la tribu, or, The Call of the Tribe, which argues in favor of liberal thought in reference to seven influential authors: Adam Smith, José Ortega y Gasset, Friedrich von Hayek, Karl Popper, Raymond Aron, Isaiah Berlin and Jean-François Revel. These men belong to a school of thought that believes in the individual as an autonomous and responsible being, and freedom as the supreme asset. They defend democracy and the separation of powers as the best system available to reconcile society’s contradictory values. They espouse a doctrine that rejects the “tribal spirit” that has historically fueled fascism, communism, nationalism and religious fanaticism. The Call of the Tribe is also an intellectual autobiography that takes the reader from Vargas Lllosa’s Marxist and … [Read more...] about Mario Vargas Llosa: “Political correctness is the enemy of freedom”