Source: Sharapova withdraws from US Open

She almost certainly wouldn’t have won it anyway.


Jim Davidson cleared of allegations he is a comedian, say prosecutors

If he is ‘FUNNY’?????. Then I am the answer to EVERY Womans’ prayer, (Which I KNOW that I’m NOT). 😦

Pride's Purge


Jim Davidson will face no further action over allegations going back to the 1970s that he was once a criminally crap comedian who attempted to make people laugh, the CPS has said.

The 59-year-old was first arrested in January by detectives from Operation Yewtree, on allegations he had regularly abused audiences with an act full of corny, unfunny racist gags.

The CPS said it had considered 10 allegations against Mr Davidson but said there was “insufficient evidence that the suspect had ever actually made anyone laugh by telling a joke, let alone work as a professional comedian”.

Davidson was re-arrested in March after further allegations emerged that he had abused members of several BBC studio audiences by attempting to be funny on BBC premises.

Mr Davidson had consistently denied allegations he was ever a crap 1970s comedian known as ‘Uncle Nick Nick’ who was responsible for decades long abuse…

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West Ham United 2 – Cardiff City 0: Cole and Nolan strike to sink Bluebirds (Video)

I should have done this yesterday.

Apologies to Cardiff City fans,


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West Ham United managed a comfortable 2-0 win against newly promoted Cardiff City at Upton Park.

The Hammers won the game following a first half strike from Joe Cole and a stunning finish from captain Kevin Nolan in the second half.

Cardiff struggled all afternoon and the 2-0 victory momentarily put West Ham United second in the Premier League.

West Ham eased to the three points in front of their own fans, as Cardiff barely threatened going forward. It took just 12 minutes for Cardiff City’s Premier League fairytale to end abruptly.

West Ham welcomed them to the top-flight by taking an early 1-0 lead, as Cole scored an stunning goal to put the Hammers ahead.

The former England international picked up the ball on the edge of the Cardiff box, after a tremendous lung-bursting run from Matt Jarvis down the left.

Cole then swiveled…

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Introducing Connect

The Blog

Today, we’re announcing a new feature for developers called Connect, a secure and easy way for millions of users to log in to your website or app.

For users

Using the same log-in credentials you use for, you’ll now be able to sign in to third party sites that integrate with Connect. From your dashboard, you can easily control which apps have access to your data and remove access to those you no longer use. Sample Integration

For developers

By integrating with Connect, you can make it safe and secure for millions of users to “connect” their accounts and profile information to your website.


Millions of users: By adding Connect, you’ll become part of a large family that makes it easy for users to explore new services.

Compatible with your existing sign-in system: Connect can be used on its…

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BBC Weather doesn’t know in which country Jerusalem is located


BBC Watch

h/t KK

If, perchance, you decided to search for the weather forecast for London on the BBC Weather website you would also be offered the additional option of checking out the weather in the country in which that city is situated. 

weather London

The same option exists for other cities, capitals or not. Here, for example is Athens:

weather Athens

And here is New York:

Weather NY

If you happen to be looking for the weather forecast for Tel Aviv, you will naturally also be offered the option “Israel”.

weather Tel Aviv

But if your search was for Israel’s capital city, well…that city is not located in any country at all according to the BBC.

weather Jerusalem

However, it seems that the BBC does manage to be rather less precious when it comes to other cities surrounded by controversy. According to the BBC Weather website, Gibraltar is situated in Gibraltar:

weather Gibraltar

Nicosia – a city divided by a ‘green line’ – is…

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