April 22, 2013
News in brief

Biting off more than he can chew

_67148856_167134873Despite his fantastic efforts on the football pitch this year which has earned him a recent PFA player of the year nomination, Luis Suarez still can't seem to escape controversy when the Liverpool striker bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in the 2-2 draw yesterday between the two teams at Anfield.  Appearing to finally let his football do all the talking with the Uruguayan hit man scoring over 30 goals this season and being a pivotal piece in Brendan Rogers' Liverpool side, this incident has brought back the spotlight on Suarez with the striker famously bringing attention to himself with the racism row he was embroiled in.  Where will this story go for Suarez and for that matter Liverpool?  With the team keen to maintain the respect and reputation they hold in English football, can they afford to hold on to someone of such a tempestuous personality but clearly adds a world class element to them as a football team.

Runners in London remember Boston

364051-london-marathon-2013In the wake of the atrocities that marred the Boston Marathon last week, yesterdays London Marathon had within it a sense of decorum and unity this year as tributes were made to the lives lost and people injured in Boston.  700,000 spectators were positioned around London watching and cheering the 36,000 runners who wore black ribbons as a mark of respect to the victims in Boston.  A 30 second silence was also held at the beginning of the race as a mark of respect.

Happy, Skinny People?

'Lorraine Live' TV Programme, London, Britain - 09 Apr 2013Daily Mail columnist Samantha Brick garnered controversy once again when she appeared on ITV's This Morning, defending a recent article she had published in the Daily Mail.  The writer known for her controversial views on the idea of beauty and known for her somewhat un modest personal touch in her writing, stirred up debate again when her most recent column claimed that if women want to be happy, they should remain on a diet for the rest of their lives.  Brick defended her article on TV show This Morning and argued that any woman who is fat is a failure and advocated this need to be thin in order to be happy.  Of course with this defence of her work by her, the female writer was soon trending on Twitter with many strongly opposed to her views.  With Brick being a Daily Mail writer, it does not come as a surprise to many that she would write a sensationalist and strongly opinionated piece on the idea of beauty, self worth and image and perhaps that with her literature inciting so much debate and comment, her column is a perfect strategy for creating awareness of the Daily Mail and adds to their readership.

Record Breakers

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (left) and Thomas Bangalter of Daft PunkAfter being absent from the music scene for 8 years, electronic music duo Daft Punk have released a new single, Get Lucky, which has broken Spotify records in the amount of streams the song has earned.  The song which has guest vocalist Pharrell Williams on the track, broke records on the online music site when the track enjoyed the biggest streaming day for a single in the US and UK.  This comes as great news for the duo who have been sorely missed and no doubt their new album Random Access Memories will be a big seller with fans.