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Sachin Tendulkar survived pressure of expectation to unite a nation

October 11, 2013

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Sachin Tendulkar survived pressure of expectation to unite a nation | Andy Bull | Sport | The Guardian Batting can be a tricky business, as every amateur knows. At the elite level, it is almost impossible. At 90mph it takes a cricket ball around 500 milliseconds to travel from one end of the wicket to […]

The ‘plastic’ princess?

February 27, 2013

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Learning English – 6 Minute English – The ‘plastic’ princess?. Quotes from a speech in which the Duchess of Cambridge was compared to a “shop window mannequin” with a “plastic smile” caused controversy in the UK this week. But a closer analysis of British novelist Hilary Mantel’s speech reveals a more sympathetic picture. Finn and […]

BBC News – Expats turning away from Spanish dream

May 9, 2012

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BBC News – Expats turning away from Spanish dream.