The Week
5 days
A move into TV could be seen as ironic after the Daily Mail claimed this week that Clattenburg was "increasingly tired of the level of scrutiny which follows high-profile decisions, such as his failure to disallow Alexis Sanchez's handball goal during Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Hull on Saturday". Marina Hyde of The Guardian appears unsympathetic. As he plots his "Garbo-like exile", Clattenburg would do well to remember that "being able to withstand scrutiny of high‑profile decisions is his job". But she is concerned about a possible departure and urges him to stay. "I must say I have always enjoyed the posturings of refereeing's Mark Clattenburg – and now more than ever," she declares. "We live in an age where preposterous characters who aren't capable of blundering us into nuclear security breaches are surely to be treasured." "It may sound tempting now, but I can assure Mark – and his busy agent – that he's never going to get the I'm A Celeb booking all the way over there, much less the memoirs deal for an opus provisionally entitled I, Clattenburg.
The Week
5 days
A move into TV could be seen as ironic after the Daily Mail claimed this week that Clattenburg was "increasingly tired of the level of scrutiny which follows high-profile decisions, such as his failure to disallow Alexis Sanchez's handball goal during Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Hull on Saturday". Marina Hyde of The Guardian appears unsympathetic. As he plots his "Garbo-like exile", Clattenburg would do well to remember that "being able to withstand scrutiny of high‑profile decisions is his job". But she is concerned about a possible departure and urges him to stay. "I must say I have always enjoyed the posturings of refereeing's Mark Clattenburg – and now more than ever," she declares. "We live in an age where preposterous characters who aren't capable of blundering us into nuclear security breaches are surely to be treasured." "It may sound tempting now, but I can assure Mark – and his busy agent – that he's never going to get the I'm A Celeb booking all the way over there, much less the memoirs deal for an opus provisionally entitled I, Clattenburg.
Informed Comment
7 days
They are objects of both derision and terror. This is why it is important to see the Trump team as simultaneously pitiful and blundering but also armed and dangerous. Placing the comically inept and the ideologically delusional in charge of important, complex bureaucratic and diplomatic processes is extremely dangerous. Even in the best of times, overseen by experienced, dedicated public servants, the U.S. federal government presents a massive coordination problem that can only be managed with constant effort. The perception of chaos at the highest levels of American policymakingagencies and advisors working to sabotage one another, for instance – can only encourage risk-seeking behavior on the part of both allies and adversaries, as can be seen with Russia’s recent threatening moves, including a treaty-violating deployment of missiles and brinksmanship on the high seas.
Plymouth Herald
9 days
More blundering Plymouth motorists have been shamed on social media for parking so selfishly it simply must have been on purpose.Some of the city's most outrageous parking fails were being shared on Facebook last week.And that led to a flurry of photographs sent in to Herald HQ from readers left open-jawwed by some recent examples near their own homes.So here are five of the worst ones you've sent us.1. The 'I think I'm just about squeezed in'We've no idea what this Ford driver was doing when...
Antiwar.com News
14 days
Nearly two years into the Saudi invasion of Yemen, the United States has struggled with its role in a conflict that has been much longer, and far bloodier, than anyone imagined. President Trump's early interest in Yemen risks doubling down on already risky US entanglements in the conflict, and blundering even deeper into the war as a direct participant. The Saudi invasion's first immediate effect in 2015 was to dramatically increase al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP's) territory, as they focused exclusively on fighting the Shi'ite Houthis early in the war, ceding whole cities to AQAP along the coast. The US has always showed an interest in launching seemingly random airstrikes at AQAP, but the Trump Administration stuck its neck out with a major ground raid, targeting what was described as AQAP headquarters but later revealed to be the home of a suspected collaborator.
The Sun Daily
21 days
The largest number of Middle East refugees are now in Syria, thank you Uncle Sam, and its neighbours, Jordan and Lebanon. The second biggest group are the 5.2 million Palestinian refugees scattered across the Levant. Iraq is awash with internal refugees, thank you George W. Bush. Add now a couple of million refugees from strife-torn South Sudan, a new failed nation created by blundering US Middle East policy as a way of punishing disobedient Sudan, thank Bush and Obama. At the same time, Washington must avoid any and all risk of military clashes in Syria with Russia. We can't keep huffing and puffing that Moscow has no business in Syria when it's as close to southern Russia as northern Mexico is to Texas. The US has troops and bases across the globe, most lately in Africa. Who are we to tell Russia to get out of Syria? Just when it seemed that the Syrian conflict was beginning to simmer down, Trump's intervention will be certain to heat up the conflict and undermine potential peace agreements.
Daily Mail - Home
a month
At PMQs today Jeremy Corbyn, pictured, paid tribute to the unnamed police officer - in his 20s - who ‘lost his life over the weekend in Northern Ireland’. But the police officer is still alive.
Sky News
a month
So you wanted to start with the Metro and Boris Johnson? Blundering Boris! I don't think Boris got the memo not to mention the war when you ask for a good deal when it comes to Europe. Doris Johnson's comments about President Hollande, that he hopes he does not punish Britain afraid of saying what he thinks, but those sort of comments will not be entirely helpful.
Liverpool Echo
a month
Techradar
a month
Sure, it's a gimmick, but this approach gives you a much greater sense of connection with the sprinting mammal, although grumpy traditionalists can instead opt for a much more boring two-button system. We've seen several mobile games put a new spin on chess, but Chess Runner amusingly turns the age-old favourite into a frantic arcade battle. You take on the role of a white knight, darting about in L-shaped bounds. Your aim: to fight your way through black pieces and capture a golden king. Different twists are peppered throughout the game's levels. The most basic mode involves ensuring you don't end up in a position to be taken by static or patrolling black pieces. But sometimes you must fend off a barrage of attacks from pawns or rooks, or quickly get to the king during a speed-run test. It's particularly in those against-the-clock challenges that Chess Runner bares its teeth, temporarily making you forget everything you ever knew about chess, before blundering into a bishop.
Plymouth Herald
a month
Plymouth Herald
a month
Techradar
a month
Despite overly familiar chunky visuals (Crossy Road has a lot to answer for), this fast-paced, breezy game is a lot of fun, with you dragging left and right to avoid blundering into rocks, and lifting your finger to soar into the air, aiming to catch another rampaging beast. Much like previous entries in the series, Super Stickman Golf 3 finds a tiny golfer dumped in fantastical surroundings. So rather than thwacking a ball about carefully tended fairways and greens, there are castles full of teleporters and a moon base bereft of gravity. The Ryder Cup, this is not. New to the series is a spin mechanic, for flipping impossible shots off of ceilings and nudging fluffed efforts holewards on the greens. You also get turn-by-turn battles against Game Centre chums and a frenetic multiplayer race mode. The spendthrift release is limited, though, restricting how many two-player battles you have on the go, locking away downloadable courses beyond the 20 initially built-in, and peppering the game with ads.
Liverpool Echo
2 months
Sky News
2 months
There was a lot of sexism against her including by... Also, the FBI blundering in late on over the e-mails when she had the momentum. She lost it and she never quite recovered it. It's about making America great again, as we have heard from Donald Trump.
Sky News
2 months
There was a lot of sexism against her including by... Also, the FBI blundering in late on over the e-mails when she had the momentum. She lost it and she never quite recovered it. It's about making America great again as we have heard from Donald Trump. Will it lead to isolationism? In places like Syria in Iraq? He talked about protectionism during the election and that appealed to a lot of people into what they call the rust state.
Sky News
2 months
.. There was a lot of sexism against her including by... Also, the FBI blundering in late on over the e-mails when she had the momentum. She lost it and she never quite recovered it.
Daily Express
2 months
Daily Express
2 months
The Sun Daily - Sport
2 months
LIVERPOOL: Divock Origi scored for the fourth consecutive match to save a point for frail Liverpool as they were frustrated in their attempts to stay in touch with Premier League leaders Chelsea on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp's side took an early lead through Adam Lallana's stylish finish, but weaknesses at the back allowed Dimitri Payet's free-kick and a neat finish by Michail Antonio to give West Ham a surprise half-time lead at Anfield. Loris Karius, the Liverpool goalkeeper, was arguably at fault for Payet's goal, but then saw Hammers counterpart Darren Randolph make a mistake for Origi's equaliser by failing to hold Sadio Mane's cross. The 2-2 draw did at least lift West Ham out of the relegation zone, although it extended their run without a Premier League victory to six matches. It looked like being a gloomy day for Slaven Bilic's side when they conceded a well-worked goal in the first five minutes, as Mane crossed from the left and Lallana took a touch to control before steering a shot past Randolph.
Daily Mail - Home
3 months
Cotswold Journal
3 months
BLUNDERING highways workers have repainted 'Keep Clear' signs along the side of Worcester's old fire station - despite the site being empty for over a YEAR.
Cotswold Journal
3 months
BLUNDERING highways workers have repainted 'Keep Clear' signs along the side of Worcester's old fire station - despite the site being empty for more than a YEAR.
The Herald
3 months