Don’t fear the foreigner, 5.5.06

The saga of who will coach the England football team goes on and on after Luiz Felipe Scolari turned down the position last week, citing media intrusion and death threats against his family as the main reasons. “I don’t want this situation,” he said. “My privacy was totally under siege.” The prospect of Portugal’s Brazilian […]

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Ship ahoy!, 5.5.06

As the first ethnic minority Royal Naval officer to become Rear Admiral, Pakistani-born Amjad Hussain is now the highest-ranking, non-white officer among the British armed forces. Hussain’s appointment as the first Asian admiral in 400 years of Royal Naval history has undoubtedly made him a symbol of multiculturalism. Like many of his generation, the 47-year-old’s […]

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Sugar’n’spice, 5.5.06

The latest man to be ‘fired’ in The Apprentice has hit back at critics who claim that he would make a rubbish businessman. Syed Ahmed is the 31-year-old IT professional who stood out as one of the more cocky contestants in the BBC series. TiE UK branded the show a gimmick. Alpesh Patel, a charter […]

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Students screwed, 5.5.06

Students from the subcontinent will find it tougher to study in British universities under new immigration laws. A new point-based system unfairly targets international students because they will lose their right of appeal when denied an entry visa to Britain. K. Sivagurunathan of KS Law Solicitors, who has successfully represented many appeals in the Asylum […]

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Thrown out, 12.5.06

Research has shown that controversial Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, the all-time second highest wicket-taker in Test cricket, does not throw as is widely perceived, says a top International Cricket Council (ICC) official. “People can’t understand that Muralitharan’s [arm bend] is less than 15 degrees. And we can’t ignore that research,” said ICC general manager […]

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Enduring genius, 12.5.06

One of India’s all-time greatest music directors, Naushad Ali, died in Mumbai last Friday (5). He will be remembered for his excellence in introducing classical music into Hindi films. The 86-year-old, who began his career 66 years ago, suffered a heart attack at Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai after being admitted a week ago. It is […]

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Reality check, 12.5.06

The success of the BNP in the local elections last week has created hysteria about the threat to Asians from the rise of the far right. But Eastern Eye will show this week that it is Tony Blair’s policies that remain the greater threat to our rights than the marginal BNP. We think that concern […]

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