Dozens of Nigerians acquired Fan ID tickets in their home country on the promise they could watch World Cup matches and then stay in Russia where work opportunities were awaiting them. But they quickly realized it was a scam. The stranded Nigerians spoke to DW. … [Read more...] about Nigerian World Cup fans ordered to go back after final match
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Earlier in the season, I tried to pick out my pre-tournament favourites in the Champions Cup. With two games remaining in the pool stage, it seemed a good time to see which teams are still locked on for qualification and if there are any surprises building. … [Read more...] about Will Greenwood’s Champions Cup group predictions: Who will now make it out of the pools and who will come up short?
“I used my whole week to do tree-surgery and woodwork,” he says, grinning. “My week off was a week away from meetings and the rigours of professional rugby, but it wasn’t a feet-up week. It was an industrious, hard-working week. But I kind of love that. … [Read more...] about ‘I don’t feel like I have to be the fun police anymore’: Why Tom Wood is enjoying his rugby more than ever at Northampton Saints
The letter – signed by more than 300 actors, directors, designers, agents and playwrights – said the Abbey’s new business model meant less work, especially for freelancers. The state-subsidised theatre had not directly employed an Ireland-based actor in almost six months, leaving the theatrical community in a critical state, it said. … [Read more...] about Ireland’s national theatre accused of deserting Irish talent
Coventry are fourth in the league and unbeaten in seven matches but how many fans would they attract to Birmingham if they were rock bottom? “Robins is, in my opinion, the best manager we have had since we won the FA Cup in 1987,” says White. “But we need to be clear that the owners of the Ricoh, Wasps, and the owners of Coventry, Sisu, need to get together to do a deal to bring us back to the city. We are the only team in the Football League where, frankly, we don’t know where we are playing next season.” … [Read more...] about Homesickness lingers as Coventry host landlords Birmingham in FA Cup