He wrote: "If the mean black American IQ is (best estimate based on a century's worth of data) around 85, as compared to a mean white American IQ of 100, then if IQ is normally distributed, you will see a far greater percentage of blacks than whites in the range of IQs 75 or below, at which point we are close to the typical boundary for mild mental retardation." … [Read more...] about Calls to sack government adviser who suggested black people are mentally inferior and mocked women’s sport
'Politics by its nature is controversial and divisive so why would you make a sporting code divisive where you've got some fans who would be supporters of traditional marriage, others support same sex marriage - well you can go and vote about that.' … [Read more...] about From changing Australia’s constitution to boycotting the national anthem: How rugby league has been hijacked by social do-gooders pushing political causes that have nothing to do with the game – and why fans are furious
There is, of course, a far broader discussion to be had about the game’s increasingly massive collisions and whether those of ordinary build can expect to have any realistic future. Jones thinks they currently still do: “They give you other things in attack that bigger guys can’t bring … it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” But if Sexton is felled by a high challenge inside the opening five minutes things are likely to become very heated very quickly. … [Read more...] about Eddie Jones risks upsetting Ireland with Jonathan Sexton fitness questions
I was a law student in Oxford at the time. My interest in environmental law developed as did my love of the countryside and belief in non-hierarchical ways of organising. I remember the huge sense of solidarity between so many different people, all united around protecting a precious landscape. Although I had been involved in earlier protests, this time it really felt as if we were about to win. Ralph Smythe is now head of infrastructure and legal at the Campaign to Protect Rural England ‘I was arrested 26 times’ Arthur Pendragon … [Read more...] about Twenty years after the protests, what is the legacy of the Newbury bypass?
The Football Association quickly expressed support. A statement from the FA chairman, David Bernstein, wished Muamba well. "On behalf of The FA, I would like to send our thoughts and prayers to Fabrice Muamba and his family this evening," Bernstein said. "Fabrice has played 33 times for England Under-21s, captaining Stuart Pearce's side during this time, and is a player, and more importantly a person, we care greatly for. We are in contact with Bolton Wanderers over Fabrice's condition and are awaiting updates." … [Read more...] about Fears for Fabrice Muamba after midfielder collapses on pitch at Spurs