Friday, October 11, 2013

Six of the Best 391

Lynne Featherstone visits Bristol  to see for the initiatives taking place in this city to tackle female genital mutilation and violence against girls and women.

Polichic... asks why so much mundane political campaign documentation is marked "Top Secret" or "Highly Confidential".

"Mark Ramprakash burst on to the scene as a teenager in the 1988 NatWest Trophy final between Middlesex and Worcestershire. Coming in at 25 for 4 in pursuit of 162, many youngsters would have followed the lead of their senior team-mates and given their wickets away. When he was out, for 56, Middlesex needed just three more to win." Deep Extra Cover suggests memories of Ramprakash the unfulfilled talent will will be dwarfed by those of the domestic run machine.

The former world champion Garry Kasparov is to challenge the, er, eccentric Kirsan Ilymzhinov for the presidency of FIDE, the governing body of world chess, reports Chessdom.

Steven Gauge remembers his grandfather Reginald, who has died at the age of 104.

Mark Vanhoenacker, in the New York Times, calls for a new bridge for Manhattan to cater for cyclists and pedestrians but not cars.

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