Simply put, they believe that if the Pheu Thai party, headed by Thaksin Shinawatra's sister, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, is allowed to win a sixth successive election victory, Mr Thaksin will use his wealth and the power of office to ensure his family dominates Thailand for generations. … [Read more...] about Thaksin, the protesters and the battle for Thailand’s soul
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Unlike Dhanpal, I had no such personal memory but as a student of insurgencies and conflicts, I only had grudging admiration for Prabhakaran's military genius and innovative mind. After all, he invented the suicide bomber; he perfected the cyanide capsule culture and applied innovative and daring tactics to combat large professional armies. But in the end, not knowing when to quit and compromise cost Prabhakaran his life. So, in different ways both of us, felt sad at the turn of events. … [Read more...] about Recalling Prabhakaran’s end
I do not know for sure exactly why Jones battened down the hatches this week, why he chose to give the media nothing, why he has been so brilliantly respectful of Ireland, their coach, their captain and their scrummaging technique, which Wales claim is illegal. … [Read more...] about Eddie Jones: James Cole reflects on an ‘extraordinary’ week with England boss
Kiper: "Joe Burrow had a late-round grade going into the season. Now you have the No. 1 pick, which kind of illuminates the whole thing for the LSU draft... I think Burrow and the New Orleans Saints offense with Joe Brady really helped Burrow... (Ohio State defensive end) Chase Young is arguably, and I say arguably, because I don’t know (how many) teams think is the best player in this draft based on ratings, especially with Tua’s injury and Burrow having that one great year and people wondering about why he doesn’t have elite arm strength and he doesn’t have the enormous frame and all that. But I would say for Young, a pass rusher who had all those strip sacks and forced fumbles with the strip sacks — I think six or seven this year, he would’ve had more than that. He might’ve had not 10 if he’d finished out the year strong, which he didn’t. He was quiet in those last three games. That’s why instead of thinking … [Read more...] about 16 LSU players heading to NFL combine; When will they be on the field? What’s their draft projection?
'Until this new coronavirus was identified, there were only six different coronaviruses known to infect humans. Four of these cause a mild common cold-type illness, but since 2002 there has been the emergence of two new coronaviruses that can infect humans and result in more severe disease (Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronaviruses). … [Read more...] about ’78 Brits, what the hell do they matter? They forgot us’: Honeymooner who caught coronavirus on doomed Diamond Princess blasts botched government evacuation and tells how his wife is ‘struggling’ on ship