At 1.30am, three hours after the station rendezvous, a Carabinieri squad car stopped a speeding Alfa Romeo near the scrappy coastal promenade of Idroscalo at Ostia, near Rome. The driver, Giuseppe (Pino) Pelosi, 17, sought to run, and was arrested for theft of the car, identified as belonging to Pasolini. Two hours later, the director's body was discovered – beaten, bloodied and run over by the car, beside a football pitch. Splinters of bloodied wood lay around. … [Read more...] about Who really killed Pier Paolo Pasolini?
Leading a charge
Triratna is not a “sect” but an integral and well-established part of the British Buddhist world. We have thoroughly investigated reports of our founder Sangharakshita’s sexual relations and, while the police confirm nothing they have been told is criminal, we do recognise some of his sexual behaviour was unethical, as did he when he apologised publicly in 2016. We sincerely regret the harm caused and are transparent about what took place. … [Read more...] about Letters: Boris Johnson risks it all with power grab
The Iwerne Trust carried out an internal and secret inquiry into the abuse in 1982. The report – quoted by Channel 4 News – stated that boys were given beatings of 100 strokes as punishment for masturbation and 400 for the sin of pride. The training beatings were carried out while the boys were “semi naked” and completely naked to increase humility. … [Read more...] about Public school defends role in alleged cover up of abuse at Christian camps
The torpor in this game was stubborn in its refusal to leave the premises and the second half maintained the emphasis on industry over imagination. There was at least a hint of incisiveness in the 51st minute as Salomon Kalou played a pass to Mata inside the penalty area that called for a smart tackle by Pablo Ibáñez. There was at least an indication then that Birmingham might buckle. The player who had been denied was soon to prevail. … [Read more...] about Chelsea beat Birmingham to start life without Villas-Boas with a win
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