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Glasgow's Poor Are Fighting For a Fairer Scotland

The independence referendum has helped them find a voice.<p><i>Easterhouse, Glasgow in 2008 (Photo via)</i><p>It is a weekday lunchtime in the Platform café in Easterhouse, about half a dozen miles east of Glasgow city centre and Tony Kenny is trying to tell people about the leftwing Radical Independence …

Alex Salmond

Paul's Story (with tweets) · Robbo_Iain

Wood's North Sea downgrade forecast is dismissed by Oil Gas UK

The figure of 24 billion has been backed by leading oil economist Professor Alex Kemp, who told the Sunday Herald he believes the longer-term …

Oil & Gas Industry

150 Greatest Robin Williams Jokes

<b>Total Film woke this morning to the sad news that Robin Williams has passed.</b><p>Robin starred in many of our favourite films - <i>Mrs Doubtfire</i> , <i>Good Morning</i> …

Jazz

IRN-BRU's Thank You Glasgow! IRN In YOUR Blood!

Usain Bolt dances to Proclaimers hit

Usain Bolt entertains the crowd before and after winning the 4x100m relay with Jamaica on Saturday night at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.<p>The Jamaican danced along to the crowd's rendition of the Proclaimers hit I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) before donning a tartan bonnet and signing autographs for …

Usain Bolt

George R.R. Martin: The Complete Rolling Stone Interview

In our full print interview plus outtakes that didn't make the issue, the novelist goes deep on the future of his books and the TV series they …

TV Series

El show de Armero

El lateral de la Selección Colombia se robó el show en la sesión de fotos para los perfiles oficiales de los jugadores en el Mundial.<p>Fiel a su …

Argentine Fans Out of Control in Copacabana

Police trying to control a rowdy crowd of Argentine soccer fans have used pepper spray to keep them from blocking a main road running in front of Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach.<p>Argentine Fans Out of Control in Copacabana<p>06/14/2014<p>Police trying to control a rowdy crowd of Argentine soccer fans …

Brazil

Brazil 3-1 Croatia

<b>Date</b>: June 12, 2014<p><b>Result</b>: Brazil 3-1 Croatia<p><b>Goalscorers</b>:<p><b>Brazil</b><p>Neymar 29<br>• Neymar 71 (pen)<br>• Oscar 91<p><b>Croatia:</b><p>Marcelo og 11<p><b>Venue</b>: The Arena de Sao Paulo<p><b>Attendance</b>: 62,103<p><b>Match overview</b>: No host country had ever lost the opening match in the previous 20 World Cups.<p><b>Key moment</b>: Referee Yuichi Nishimura’s …

Soccer

Mexico 1-0 Cameroon

<b>Date</b>: June 13, 2014<p><b>Result</b>: Mexico 1-0 Cameroon<p><b>Goalscorers</b>:<p><b>Mexico</b><p>Peralta 61<p><b>Venue</b>: The Arena das Dunas, Natal<p><b>Attendance</b>: 39,216<p><b>Match overview</b>: Mexico have lost more games than any other team at World Cup Finals (24). Since reaching the quarter-finals in 1990, Cameroon have only won one of their last …

Soccer

Spain 1-5 Holland

<b>Date</b>: June 13, 2014<p><b>Result</b>: Spain 1-5 Holland<p><b>Goalscorers</b>:<p><b>Spain:</b><p>Xabi Alonso pen. 27<p><b>Holland:</b><p>Van Persie 44<br>• Robben 52<br>• de Vrij 65<br>• Van Persie 74<br>• Robben 80<p><b>Venue</b>: The Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador<p><b>Attendance</b>: 48,173<p><b>Match overview</b>: Wesley Sneijder was making his 100th appearance for Holland. Spain had won six …

Soccer

Chile 3-1 Australia

looked like they were<p><b>Date</b>: June 13, 2014<p><b>Result</b>: Chile 3-1 Australia<p><b>Goalscorers</b>:<p><b>Chile:</b><p>Alexeis Sanchez 12<br>• Valdivia 14<br>• Beausejour 92<p><b>Australia:</b><p>Cahill 35<p><b>Venue</b>: The Arena Pantanal stadium, Cuiaba<p><b>Attendance</b>: 40,275<p><b>Match overview</b>: Australia have only ever kept 1 clean sheet in their 10 previous World Cup …

Soccer

Colombia 3-0 Greece

<b>Date</b>: June 14, 2014<p><b>Result</b>: Colombia 3-0 Greece<p><b>Goalscorers</b>:<p><b>Colombia:</b><p>Pablo Armero 5<br>• Teofilo Gutierrez 58<br>• James Rodriguez 93<p><b>Venue</b>: Castelao, Fortaleza<p><b>Attendance</b>: 57,174<p><b>Match overview</b>:<p>Colombia, with 7, kept the most clean sheets amongst South American nations in qualifying. Greece, with 8, kept the most …

Soccer

Vine

Talk of Spain's Demise Is Extremely Premature

Mark Twain once wrote "the report of my death was an exaggeration." Spanish football can claim the same.<p>The realities are there for all to see. This may well be an ageing side, and the likes of Xavi Hernandez and Xabi Alonso are almost certainly going to—at least internationally—call it a day after …

Archbishop "Not Sure" If He Knew Child Rape Was a Crime

In a deposition released Monday, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson claimed he's not sure if he knew having sex with a child was a crime in the 1980s when …

Christianity

Sony Announces Its Apple TV Killer, PlayStation TV

The company announced it will release the PlayStation TV for $99 in the US and Canada this fall during its E3 conference.<p>Users will be able to play a variety of PS3, PlayStation One, and PSP classic games through Sony's streaming game service PlayStation Now. PlayStation TV owners will also have …

Smart TV

Rik Mayall dead: 'We don't know what killed him yet,' says wife

The comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died at the age of 56, his agent confirmed.<p>Born in Essex and raised in Worcester, Mayall starred alongside …

John Oliver Destroys FIFA In Every Way Possible

It was masterful.<p>He touched on nearly every contemporary criticism of the organization, ripping them for everything from 2014 World Cup costs to Qatar's abysmal human-rights record.<p>The litany of things he talked about:<p>The $270-million stadium in Manaus— an Amazon outpost without a professional team …

Nonprofits

Argentina removes boastful banner from team base

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — "Don't count your chickens" might have been a more appropriate message for Argentina's players than the cocky greeting that was put up at its World Cup base in Brazil.<p>Argentine media visiting the "Cidade do Galo" (Rooster City) sports compound in Belo Horizonte ahead …

SS songs and antisemitism: the week Golden Dawn turned openly Nazi

Supporters of the far-right party gave Hitler salutes and sang the Horst Wessel song outside parliament last week. Helena Smith reports from Athens on how Golden Dawn has taken on a sinister new tone<p>Golden Dawn leader hits out at Greek parliament's 'plot' to prosecute him<p>It has been a bad week for …

World Cup 2014: Cameroon squad refuse to fly to Brazil in pay dispute

• Squad including Samuel Eto’o and Alex Song remain at home • Strike had been narrowly averted during training camp<p>Cameroon’s World Cup squad have refused to board a plane due to take them to Brazil for the World Cup because of disputes over bonuses, according to French sports newspaper L’Equipe. …

BBC and ITV win rights to 2018 and 2022 Fifa World Cup finals

The BBC will broadcast the 2018 and 2022 World Cup finals in Russia and Qatar after signing a new rights deal with Fifa.

FIFA World Cup

VLC is getting Chromecast support for iOS, Android and desktop versions

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Vladimir Arndt / Shutterstock<p>The popular open source media player VLC could get Chromecast support soon: VLC …

World Cup 2014: 'The English will talk about how bad the Azzurri play, then eat my ravioli'

The Italian diaspora has a long history in Britain– but next weekend, the World Cup will turn neighbours into rivals … for a while<p>As spring turns to World Cup summer, the autographed Napoli shirt worn by Diego Maradona must share wall space, at the Tavola Calda Da Maria, with an Italian flag and …