Pavi Kulatunga

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England involved in more illegal Rugby World Cup scrummaging

Pack of rugby fans heap further indignity on nation’s scrummaging reputation after poor effort against Japanese representative<p>Just hours after England were out scrummaged by the Wallabies on their home turf and sent packing from their own World Cup, another blow was dealt to England’s set-piece …

Rugby World Cup

Why the Rugby World Cup schedule is unfair, and how it can change

Sitting in the pub the other night reflecting on the pool stages of the Rugby World Cup the conversation turned to nerds. An acquaintance was telling the story of his computer-savvy mate who had worked out the seating plan for his wedding via something called an optimisation algorithm.<p>Basically he …

Rugby World Cup

The Pacific family ties binding together Australia and Fiji at the Rugby World Cup

The Wallabies’ opener and its pitting of cousins Tevita Kuridrani and Nemani Nadolo against each other highlights just how the world of rugby is changing<p>Every now and then you see close family links in top-class sport, usually as team-mates or in the coaching box. Brothers competing alongside each …

Rugby World Cup

On Dodge And Burn, The Dead Weather spikes its darkness with a playful edge

The Dead Weather has always felt like a way for Jack White to blow off steam and take a respite from being Jack White. Although he’s an integral part …

Scots are so obsessed with the weather they have 421 words for snow

LONDON — "Snuee," "snaw" and "spitters" — these are just some of the hundreds of words in the Scottish language that relate to snow, confirming the …

Nudes and nature collide in Ryan McGinley’s new photo book

To say that American photographer Ryan McGinley was a prodigy is a bit of an understatement. At 25-years-old, he was one of the youngest photographers to get a solo show at the Whitney Museum in New York City. Four years later, in 2007, he was named Young Photographer of the Year at the …

After a 70 year wait, is universal health care finally coming to South Africa?

<b>(CNN) —</b> What do you do when over half of health sector spending is available to less than a fifth of the population? When only 16% have private health insurance and the 84% who do not are forced to turn to a public sector overstretched and understaffed?<p>The problems are manifold, the solutions never …

Russian Cosmonaut Returns From Record-Breaking Space Mission

Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka's safe return from months aboard the International Space Station has put him in the record books for spending more time in space than any other human — the equivalent of nearly two and a half years on five different flights.<p>Padalka, whose latest 168-day stay on the ISS …

Space Exploration

Djokovic rolls over Federer for US Open title

Top-seed wins his 10th grand slam, third of the year, after a four-set win in the final.<p>Novak Djokovic closed out the grand slam campaign in style beating long time rival Roger Federer to claim the US Open , leaving the Serb a hair away from one of the greatest seasons of all-time.<p>The 6-4 5-7 6-4 …