Guardiola and his assistant, Tito Vilanova, met the Barça president, Sandro Rosell, last week but did not reach an agreement over an extension – the club would like him to sign a two-year deal this time round – with reports in Spain suggesting he will seek a break from the game if he decides to leave in the summer. The Barcelona coach laughed off questions on the vacant Chelsea position on Tuesday. Asked if he had spoken to the club about the position he joked "every day, every day", though there was some sympathy for Villas-Boas. … [Read more...] about Barcelona’s Pep Guardiola plays down talk of stepping in at Chelsea
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In a slowly increasing trend for American law enforcement, the Kansas City police department recently appointed its first LGBT liaison, Rebecca Caster, an affable, blond-haired, out-lesbian cop who’s proud to work for a “very progressive” city “that is willing to push the envelope and create change”. There have been no charges or arrests yet in the Greene case – the homicide investigation is very much still active – but Officer Caster still doesn’t necessarily see circumstances like the ones alleged by Greene’s friends: a hate-based sexual killing, spontaneous murder driven by identity politics as much as rage. Several of these friends have been interviewed by the cops, too, but the cops still won’t – can’t – call Greene’s killing a hate crime. … [Read more...] about Black, gay and shot dead in his own car: this is another Missouri killing we should talk about
Then, in 2005, the floodgates opened. Pelosi, interviewed on television, retracted his confession, saying that two brothers and another man had killed Pasolini, calling him a "queer" and "dirty communist" as they beat him to death. They frequented, he said, the Tiburtina branch of the MSI neo-fascist party. Three years later, Pelosi gave further names in an essay called "Deep Black", released by the radical publisher Chiarelettere, revealing connections to even more extreme fascist cells tied to the state secret services, saying he had not previously dared to speak, after threats to his family. … [Read more...] about Who really killed Pier Paolo Pasolini?
Down’s Syndrome - also known as Down Syndrome or trisomy 21 - is a genetic condition that means someone is born with 47 chromosomes in their cells instead of 46 and it can cause a range of learning challenges People born with the condition nearly always have physical and intellectual disabilities Each person with Down's Syndrome will have different degrees of learning disability, including being slower to learn sitting, standing and walking Around one in 10 children with Down's Syndrome also have another condition, such as ADHD or being on the autism spectrum There is no “cure” for Down's Syndrome, but there is support available, such as access to healthcare specialists and development therapists People with Down's Syndrome are more likely to have certain health problems however, such as heart disorders, hearing and vision challenges and thyroid issues … [Read more...] about Mum who says she doesn’t want her daughter with Down’s Syndrome to have kids is slammed by disability charity
For too long, local authorities have used high-value public land to help developers build private housing with rents and prices that are too high. All public land ought to be reserved for building only truly affordable social housing to rent or to buy, while prioritising building homes for low-income homeless renters. Also, the length of time that land or property can be left unused or empty should be limited to six months. Reverend Paul Nicolson, Taxpayers Against Poverty; Tom Burgess, Progressive Policy Unit; Professor Danny Dorling, University of Oxford; Fred Harrison, Land Research Trust … [Read more...] about Letters: Boris Johnson risks it all with power grab