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Hi all,  Well, I’m back in London and while it’s not the 30-degrees-and-the-sea-everywhere-you-turn  Salone was, there are worse places to be in the spring. Add that to a genuine surfeit of cricket (most of which I was too busy to … Continue reading

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How da bodi? Apparently, that’s how you greet someone in Krio, the lingua franca of Freetown. Unless, of course, someone is pulling my leg, which is always somewhere between ‘likely’ and ‘certain’. I’ve been here since Sunday and since the … Continue reading

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Hi all,  These links seem often start with obituaries these days (which is probably down to nothing more than my age, and consequently the ages of my role models and intellectual heroes growing up – many of who were 30-40 … Continue reading

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Hi all,  So it seems like every week these e-mails start with an obit or some cricketing insanity. This week we’ve got both: first India’s continuing attempt to re-popularise binary coding outside of the computing field (just look at all … Continue reading

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Hi all,  Days when Sri Lanka win a last-ball victory against Australia and Lasith Malinga gets through four overs without accidentally breaking his bowling arm in the process of sitting down are good days. We should savour them when they … Continue reading

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Hi all,  “If I say one in ten girls doesn’t go to school, or one in seven girls doesn’t go to school – I’m not talking about statistics. I’m talking about girls. There’s this idea that numbers are something else. … Continue reading

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Hi all,  I’m on leave tomorrow, so the links come early. Normally this intro would be where I make a token Taylor Swift joke and a glum mention of the latest cricketing disasters (seriously  – 8 wickets in 19 balls? … Continue reading

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Hi all, Strange things are happening in the world these days. Rafa and Roger are about to contest an Australian Open final, causing me to check my calendar; England thumped India in a Twenty20, causing me to dig a deep … Continue reading

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Hi all,  I’m going to file the motion that it is physically and psychologically impossible to dislike Joel Embiid (yes, I’m aware about 4 readers have any idea who he is – the Philadelphia 76ers centre). How can you dislike … Continue reading

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Hi all, Let it never be said that I don’t admit to my errors (or error, as this might be the first one yet). Last week I suggested that 2016 might not have been especially fatal for celebrities and linked … Continue reading

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