Tuesday, November 29, 2005

'From it I learned something about human beings which I should be sorry not to know; perhaps something about Europe, also'.

Messina's defender Marco Zoro threatened to bring a Serie A game to a halt yesterday after enduring racial abuse from travelling Internazionale supporters. The Ivory Coast international picked up the ball during the second half and walked off the pitch towards the fourth official before other players, including Inter's Brazilian forward Adriano and the Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins, persuaded him to continue.

Previous iterations of this routine.

Friday, November 25, 2005

A sentence of beauty...

Their accents when they speak Arabic - heavy with Farsi, or English - reflect their financial backers

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

It's an Orange Win

Kibaki concedes:

"My government will respect the will of the people"

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Hanfling passes on

From the Times obituary:

His first book, Logical Positivism (1981), remains the best non-partisan introduction to the 20th century’s most important philosophical school, in some respects the equivalent in philosophy of high modernism in architecture and design. The book was written a decade or so after logical positivism had been authoritatively declared “as dead as any philosophical movement ever becomes”, and Hanfling did not try to revive it. But he did justice to the freshness and intellectual courage of the movement, as well as exploring the weaknesses and inconsistencies in its main ideas.


Sadly, Yusuf M King'ala has passed away.

The Starehe community was thrown into mourning yesterday when the centre's deputy director died after an illness.

Mr Yusuf Mutuku King'ala, the deputy director in charge of academics, succumbed to prostrate cancer at Nairobi Hospital yesterday, four months after the death of the centre's co-founder and director, Dr Geoffrey Griffin.

Mr King'ala, who was 51, is survived by his wife, Delila, and four children. The Starehe old boy will be buried today at the Kariokor Muslim cemetery.

Besides being a Kiswahili teacher, Mr King'ala was the author of numerous books, including Anasa, Nguzo za Kiswahili, Majuto and Likizo. He also wrote many guide books for Kiswahili setbooks.

The acting director of the centre and school, Mr Joseph Gikubu, said Mr King'ala fell sick in January. His condition worsened in August when he was readmitted to hospital.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

genial sophistry ...

“Any given part of the world is in darkness half of the time; half of eternity is still eternity (as per rules of dividing infinite qualities), therefore, the world is in eternal darkness. That’s one of the most beautiful logical proofs I’ve ever seen.”
- squid314

found here. (LeoPetr)