HOUSTON – George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94. The World War II hero, who also presided during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the final months of the Cold War, died late Friday night, said family spokesman Jim McGrath. His wife of more than 70 years, Barbara Bush, died in April. The son of a senator and father of a president, Bush was the man with the golden resume who rose through the political ranks: from congressman to U.N. ambassador, Republican Party chairman to envoy to China, CIA director to two-term vice president under the hugely popular Ronald Reagan. The 1991 Gulf War stoked his popularity. But Bush would acknowledge that he had trouble articulating “the vision thing,” and he was haunted by his decision to break a stern, solemn vow he made … [Read more...] about George H.W. Bush, former president, dies at age 94
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Yet nothing from the FAI. And the more McLoughlin thought about it, maybe the less his appetite for beating a sentimental drum now. The Association did Tweet a video of his famous moment with a link to Ticketmaster and the caption "Here's hoping for another finish like this famous one from Alan McLoughlin!" He even retweeted it himself. But their silence was beginning to get under his skin too. As of last night, he was resigned to not being in the Aviva on Thursday for one brutally simple reason. "I can't be there if I'm not invited, that's all I'd say," he reflected from his home in Swindon. "It's as simple as that. If you're not invited, you can't turn up. What more can I say? I'm not going to feel crap about it. And I certainly won't be going cap-in-hand to anybody. "At the end of the day, I can sleep soundly at night. "I don't always make every person that I'm working with happy, that's not the way it works. But I'd like to think that every person I work with knows me as a fair … [Read more...] about ‘I generated millions for the FAI; put up with crap hotels; suffered death threats from Combat 18: you name it’
Adam Hinshelwood’s Worthing side travel to Kent on Saturday to take on Ebbsfleet for a place in the first round of the FA Cup, aiming to join four former Rebels sides which achieved this landmark in 1936, 82, 94 and 99 respectively. While Worthing’s excellent away form in the competition suggests they could do it on Saturday, on three of the occasions the club has progressed to the first round proper it’s been after a replay. Back in 1982, the Rebels, managed by club legend Barry Lloyd, drew 2-2 against Minehead, in front of a four figure crowd at Woodside. The visitors were due to have Sir Viv Richards in their squad but the West Indies Cricket Board allegedly pulled him out. He didn’t feature in the replay either down in Somerset the following Wednesday when Worthing won 3-0. In 1994, John Robson’s side travelled to Gloucester City, drew 1-1, then came back to another large crowd on the Tuesday to win 2-1. In 1999, it was another Woodside stalemate, … [Read more...] about Does history favour a Worthing replay?
Peter Parker 1 September 2018 9:00 AM 1 September 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp The British in India: Three Centuries of Ambition and Experience David GilmourAllen Lane, pp.618, £30 Objectivity seems to be difficult for historians writing about Britain’s long and complicated relationship with India, and this makes the even-handedness David Gilmour achieves in books such as The Ruling Caste both unusual and welcome. In his enlightening and wonderfully detailed new portrait of The British in India, he states that he is ‘not seeking to make judgments or to contribute to any debate about the virtues and failings of imperialism’, although a brief Envoi supplies some ‘concluding reflections’ on what he acknowledges is a controversial subject. His is a social rather than a political history, focussing on what used to be known as Anglo-Indians not as mere representatives of colonialism but as … [Read more...] about The scourge of Christian missionaries in British-Indian history
The night before has seen players and management carry the celebration trail to the town of their captain Declan Hannon. Quaid's voice is hoarse. His mother will see him later in Effin, his homeplace, where they'll make an unscheduled stop and she'll adjudge him a little white in the face. The things that mothers notice. If he is not looking the usual picture of health, it's the price you pay, when you find yourself where he is now, a place he wouldn't swap with anyone. He says he never relinquished that dream, walking as he is in the footsteps of Seamus Horgan, the goalkeeper in '73, and Paddy Scanlan, the famed and storied stopper of the 1930s and '40s. Winning an All-Ireland places him in rare company, but goalkeeping and playing for the county is in the blood. When the train finally stalled in Colbert Station on Monday evening, his grandfather Jack, 86, a former Limerick goalkeeper, was there to see him. Jack didn't go to the match but nothing would stop him getting to the train … [Read more...] about ‘He came into my head a couple of times during the week. Of course I was thinking of him’