Vodka Vic rolls car – Shrewsbury Town, 1989 Victor Kasule remains the only Glaswegian-Ugandan winger to play in either the Scottish or English leagues. A star for Albion Rovers, Meadowbank Thistle, Shrewsbury Town and Hamilton Academical, "Vodka" Vic is best remembered for overturning Shrews team-mate John McGinlay's car one morning, en route to buying a paper, it was claimed initially, although he later admitted it was a sortie for booze. "We wanted a few beers so I went out to get them. I attempted to do a handbrake turn and bang! The car was over, a write-off. John wasn't too keen on the car anyway. Everyone was happy except me." Apart from four goals, Kasule's only other achievement during his spell in Shropshire in the late '80s was to be caught in the pub one afternoon while the local radio station were compiling a report on Britain's first-ever day of all-day drinking. SM … [Read more...] about Gluttony – part five
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Additionally, though the BNO gives the passport holder the right to visit the UK for up to a year potentially, it's not clear what other benefits the extension might bring, or if the UK would make it any easier administratively for those already in the country to apply for work or study. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong: What is the BNO and what does the UK move mean?
"Almost all trials involving national security are conducted behind closed doors. It [is] never clear what exactly the allegations and the evidence are, and the term national security is so vague that it could cover almost anything," Professor Johannes Chan, a legal scholar at the University of Hong Kong, says. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong security law: What is it and is it worrying?
The Wuhan writer who angered China In Pictures: Shanghai Disneyland reopens Wuhan plans to virus test 11 million residents Why is the Hong Kong proposal controversial?The territory falls under a "one country, two systems" policy and has had a "high degree of autonomy" since Britain returned sovereignty to China in 1997. … [Read more...] about NPC: China’s congress will be about Hong Kong, the virus and the economy
But such far-reaching conspiracies were not always fringe. Michael Butter, professor of American Literary and Cultural History at the University of Tübingen, says that between the 17th century and the 1950s, such fantastic stories were a universally accepted way of understanding the world. At the time, the theories most often were about subversives trying to undermine established power. Today the script has been flipped, meaning the all-powerful state and its mastermind cronies want to control the humble citizen. … [Read more...] about Latest conspiracy theories repeat old stories