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An exceptional athlete can challenge sporting perceptions

As the Ashes series cranks up Down Under, a comment today upon the exceptional innings of 213 not out by Australia’s Ellyse Perry in the recent women’s Ashes series Test match (the series comprising a series of ODIs, T20 games and a single Test match – taken together, decided by [...]

November 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Another medical finding

I couldn’t resist this one, spotted upon the website of The Independent overnight. Apparently, researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre Institute have discovered, men are ten times more likely to die of a heart attack whilst having sex than women – the scores are that in men 1% of [...]

November 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Reflections upon a trip

Yesterday was essentially a ‘travel day’, i.e. my return home from Palma via Gatwick Airport. After a fairly crowded schedule spent shadowing my son Barry for 48 hours, it began with me having a light hotel breakfast, checking out and then strolling down the hill to the main drag opposite the [...]

November 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

What goes around, comes around – or does it?

No wonder all these ‘Snowflake’ Millennials get confused about life and how it works. A few years back [what am I saying? 10? 15? 20? – when you’re as old as I am time slips by so fast it’s hard to tell when was what …] all kids were encouraged to go to university. It was practically [...]

November 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

A brief encounter

Never mind Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey or the MPs sex scandals – Ingolby has still got it! Yesterday afternoon I waddled up the hill to my local gymnasium, situated at the back of a pair of rather upmarket hotels, intent upon nothing more than blowing a few cobwebs away and getting the blood [...]

November 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Treading a careful line

My post today springs from my reaction upon reading a report penned by Roisin O’Conner that appears on the website today of – THE INDEPENDENT (I feel should begin by declaring my inadequate qualifications for my position as occasional Rust musical correspondent. The fact is that, [...]

November 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

This week’s sporting headlines

For the benefit of Rust readers everywhere, here are two sports stories from today’s media that caught my eye:   FORMULA ONE After the departure of Bernie Ecclestone and the purchase by Liberty Media of the Formula One juggernaut, there were always going to be changes – some might say [...]

November 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

What we knew then and now

The biggest media story of the moment is that of the rise and fall of 65 year old movie mogul Harvey Weinstein – well, not so much about his rise to being one of the most powerful men in Hollywood for more than two decades, but his spectacular fall from grace over his predatory sexual behaviour. [...]

October 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Wow! The opening night of a brand new season

The currently-embattled Football Association’s new Women’s Super League season kicked off last night with the female version of a famous ‘city derby’ match between Everton Ladies and Liverpool Ladies played at Widnes. Reports of the match will testify that the match ended in a 0-2 [...]

September 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Grooming and relationships

On this organ we sometimes poke fun at the ways of the media – you know the sort of thing, ‘silly summer stories’, spectacular ‘fails’ going viral, and of course the time-honoured staple of madcap scientific surveys with blanket generalisations for conclusions that are either [...]

September 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

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