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Economics:

The Real Cost of Fast Fashion - https://www.buzzfeed.com/saraspary/these-asos-workers-are-paying-the-true-price-of-your-order?utm_term=.cyOe4kYOA#.xpdW0N15b

Ford and other firms to miss Paris Motor Show - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37486174

Healthcare:

Young women at 'highest mental health risk' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37504679

History:

World War Two spy's row with wife 'almost ruined D-Day' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37483023

Miscellaneous:

The reality of life as a disabled clubber - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37383822

US presidents can have everything - except the car keys - http://www.smh.com.au/world/us-presidents-can-have-everything--except-the-car-keys-20140506-zr5we.html

A world without Down's syndrome? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37500189

What's it like to be the child of a survivor? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37434266

Teesside's last blast furnace closure made men cry - what happened next? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37488281

Journalist Noor Tagouri to become first Muslim to appear in Playboy with a hijab -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37483996/journalist-noor-tagouri-to-become-first-muslim-to-appear-in-playboy-with-a-hijab

Eight times Terry Wogan made us cry with laughter -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2pWR5yl7srfqNWYHwHj0Nsq/eight-times-terry-wogan-made-us-cry-with-laughter

Why the story of body-swapping teenagers has gripped Japan - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37469662

Counterfeit drugs: 'People are dying every day' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37470667

News:

Colombia Farc ceasefire: The man who photographed a little-pictured war - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37494029

California ends statute of limitations for rape over Cosby case - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37504919

Thai women take dip in the road in pothole protest - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-37485461

Syria war: The toy smuggler bringing bags of joy to children - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-37481761

Will and Kate's Canada tour highlights First Nations fury - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37489827

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi: The vandal of Timbuktu - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-37438360

South Asia's 'disposable women' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37472233

Politics:

The transgender Republican trying to change her party - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37256151

Science:

Hawaiian bees are first on US endangered species list - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37530284

First 'three person baby' born using new method - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37485263

Sport:

Football:

Arsene Wenger's 20 years at Arsenal: An imperfect love story - http://www.eurosport.co.uk/football/premier-league/2015-2016/arsene-wenger-s-20-years-at-arsenal-an-imperfect-love-story_sto5883781/story.shtml

Arsene Wenger's 20 years at Arsenal: How will he be judged? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37408155

Golf:

Arnold Palmer: How golfer defined sports marketing - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37472934

Technology:

Customers 'bewildered and fearful' about use of their data - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37476335

Links

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Miscellaneous:

The trouble blind people have with £1 coins - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-26637515

The best apps for any kind of writing - http://lifehacker.com/the-best-apps-for-any-kind-of-writing-1563998071?utm_campaign=socialflow_lifehacker_twitter&utm_source=lifehacker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow (Care of @mrschristine on twitter)

Sport:

Formula 1 - Exactly what all those steering wheel buttons do - http://www.sauberf1team.com/fileadmin/user_upload/redactors/documents/pdf/2014_SteeringWheel_EN_lr.pdf The Sauber F1 team have released an infographic about what all the buttons on the steering wheel do. (Care of @sidepodcast on twitter)

Golf - Jeff Knox, the man who lives every helpless hacker's dream - http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2013/apr/14/the-masters-jeff-knox

Horse racing:

The art of falling off a racehorse - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/horse-racing/26871933

The Grand National delivers another implausible, romantic tale - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/horse-racing/26907245
redfiona99: (football)
Science: If you are ever in a position where someone asks if they can use your freeze-dryer to lyophilise rat waste, say no. If, like my group, you are forced to be collegial, demand an air freshener in payment. In short, bad stench. In a machine I then had to clean.

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Formula 1: I didn't say much about it at the time, unless you happened to catch me gloating about drinking the tears of the Hamilton and Alonso fans. This is not just because I do like Sebastian Vettel. It's also because I love the design of the Red Bull cars. As a Ferrari fan, it pains me to see how bad the car is in comparison to the Red Bulls. Heck, in real, bang for your buck terms, it's not even doing as well as the Sauber which is a Ferrari engine customer car. My boys, we are being beaten by a satellite team.

And, in an odd sort of way, it's why I'm glad that Alonso didn't win. Because it would have papered over the design cracks in the same way that the Raikkonen win in 2007 did. We* haven't had the best car since ~ 2004. And it will not do. I don't advocate sackings, but I am quickly coming round to the idea of stocks and or enforced press ups until that bloody car works properly. I'll settle for less over-steer and a bit more grunt.

*I am a tifosi (or tifosa rather). We is the appropriate pronoun.

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TNA - Those people who said Final Resolution was good are misguided. I missed the first two matches (so those may have been stellar) but the rest of it, with two more exceptions was bland. Not bad, as such, but ho-hum. The two exceptions were the women's match, which, yes, threw in shenanigans but they were expected, plus the wrestling was good.

The other exception was the Styles vs Daniels match, which wasn't Iron Man standard, but if TNA actually stick with it and have this be their last match for a while, it's a good match for them to go out on. There was a distinct sense that they'd been told to go wild and murderise each other for half an hour. It was glorious. They made a Russian leg sweep look evil. And Daniels ... I'm a Daniels fan and even I wanted to punch him (seriously, wonderful heel work).

Also, apparently, according to the commentary, it was either their 115th match or 150th match together. Anyone else think that's an under-estimate?

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Links -

Heart-warming football story of the week - Only one Udinese fan turns up to their away match at Sampdoria - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20700529 or http://tinyurl.com/loneudinesefaneurosport Highlights include - But Sampdoria stewards gave him coffee and home fans invited him for a drink after the match.

Odd horse story of the week - Gold-winning show-jumping horse bought by Bruce Springsteen - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/equestrian/20683089 The course of events makes more sense but it's still one heck of a headline.

Idiotic F1 article of the week - Andrew Benson takes his dislike of Schumacher to new heights. Apparently, he's lucky to have won 7 titles. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/20669262 The best bit. People tearing the article to shreds in the comments by pointing out that there were three more years were Schumacher was in with a shout at the end of the season (not counting the other one, where he broke his leg and then missed a few races) so if Benson's going to write 3 of Schumi's off, they're adding those three.

Yet another Alex Zanardi article - http://tinyurl.com/alexzanardieurosport

A good result from the heart tests instituted after Fabrice Muamba's collapse - http://tinyurl.com/muambatesteurosport

Golf course builds giant dinosaur, loses PGA event - http://tinyurl.com/golfdinosaureurosport The article does not elucidate a lot, but it's one heck of a headline.

Fantastic story about someone who worked at a bank but, after writing a book about the theory of scoring from set-pieces started to work for Fiorentina - http://tinyurl.com/banktofootballbencheurosport

And now Galatasary and Besiktas fans riot at wheelchair basketball - http://tinyurl.com/wheelchairbasketballrioteurosp There's a certain lunatic determination by both sets of fans to try and murder each other no matter what the sport.

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