On Monday, FFA’s chairman Chris Nikou, who this year will seek a place on the Asian Football Confederation executive, expressed the federation’s gratitude to the governments of Thailand and Bahrain for releasing Al-Araibi, and congratulated the football community for uniting in the cause. … [Read more...] about He’s free, but who’s to blame for Hakeem al-Araibi’s ordeal?
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The case has also shone a spotlight on the governance and international power of world football organisations. Sheikh Salman Al Khalifa, a Bahraini royal, was criticised by al-Araibi in 2016 when he was seeking election to the presidency of Fifa. Al-Araibi spoke out about Sheikh Salman’s failure to protect Bahraini footballers during the crackdown and while he was head of the Bahrain football association. … [Read more...] about Hakeem al-Araibi on flight to Australia after release in Thailand
The joke in Hitmen (Sky One) is that the hitmen are played by Mel and Sue. And I don’t mean simply that the actors cast in the roles are the comedians and presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, the former hosts of The Great British Bake Off. I mean that this new sitcom features the exact same Mel and Sue double act that has become so familiar to us over the years. The same delivery, the same comic timing, the same dynamic of Mel being the slightly sweeter, dimmer one and Sue being the slightly cooler, cleverer one. Remember those little skits they used to do at the beginning of Bake Off, in the gardens outside the tent? Every episode of Hitmen is that, stretched to half an hour, but ending with them shooting someone in the head. … [Read more...] about Hitmen, review: Mel and Sue as contract killers? They’re better off sticking to presenting
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This gig’s hyper-focused stage management might not work for a different kind of artist – there’s little room for wild catharsis here – but it does, in spades, for Marling. There has long been something of a stiff upper lip to her – a very English reserve with which she has conveyed tales of passion from a kind of deep freeze. … [Read more...] about Laura Marling live at Union Chapel review: up close and virtual