The Mail on Sunday (London, England)

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Articles from January 30, 2011

Vieira: I'm a Mentor to Balotelli and Respect Ince but I Won't Be a Manager
Byline: Joe Bernstein PaTRIck VIeIRa has taken former Inter Milan team-mate Mario Balotelli under his wing at Manchester city, but has no desire to follow Paul Ince into management. Former arsenal star Vieira enjoyed some blood and thunder battles...
Vince Needs to Put the Bad Jokes Behind Him
Byline: James FORSYTH THE NEW POLITICS DAVID CAMERON did one of the things he does best on Friday: selling Britain. His confident speech and easy manner impressed the global bigwigs gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos. But even this performance...
'VINCENT IS A SEXIST BULLY'; Labour's Wannabe Finance Minister Launches Savage Attack on Veteran TV3 Broadcaster; 'His Job Is to Ask Questions - Not Sneer at the Guests'
Byline: John Lee POLITICAL EDITOR LABOUR'S finance spokeswoman Joan Burton last night sensationally branded TV3 star Vincent Browne a sexist bully whose interviewing technique is often dictated by his mood swings. In her first major interview...
Volunteering Options around the World; ADVERTISING FEATURE
NOW IN ITS 51st year of operation, USIT is Ireland's longest running work, teach & volunteer specialists, who cater for everyone planning an overseas move. At USIT, you can explore offer's such as one year work visas to the US, Canada, Australia,...
Want to Hear a Joke, Mr Cohen? Your BBC Salary; LETTERS
So new BBC1 controller Danny Cohen thinks the channel should have more 'blue-collar' comedy shows. Maybe if the BBC employed more 'working-class' people rather than some Oxford-educated 36-year-old, we might get shows more in tune with the general...
War of Words Hots Up in the Battle of the Budget Beds; Travelodge Branded as 'Childish' by Angry Rival Premier Inn
Byline: SARAH BRIDGE BUDGET hotels make an unlikely backdrop for high drama. Market leaders Premier Inn and Travelodge invoke advertising images of comedian Lenny Henry, a gang of fluffy toys including Mr Sleep and a plain but adequate room in which...
Wednesday February 2; Pick of the Day
Midsomer Murders ITV1, 8pm It's the end of an era for DCI Barnaby fans, as John Nettles (above, with Jane Wymark as wife Joyce and Laura Howard as daughter Cully) prepares to hang up his badge and allow his successor, Neil Dudgeon, to step into...
WEDNESDAY; Your Movie Planner
Cattle Empire (1958) U 12.30PM, CH4 ** One of the dull dime-a-dozen Westerns of the era, with Joel McCrea (a little bit crinkly around the edges now) as the ne'er-do-well finding his services very much required. Two cattle barons both have herds...
We Don't Need Any New Blood; Bougherra Insists There Is Suff Icient Quality at Ibrox to Overcome Miller's Loss and Prevail in Title Race
Byline: Fraser Mackie MADJID BOUGHERRA is confident that money will not mean medals for cash-rich Celtic because he believes Rangers do not need to spend a penny of the wages Kenny Miller left behind to end up as SPL champions for a third successive...
We Don't Sell Many Pints of Mild Now; Pub Chain Is '47 per Cent Food' Says M&B Boss as Sales Rise; the Interview
Byline: SARAH BRIDGE The location is central London but the Prince of Wales Feathers pub, with its low ceiling, wood panelling and large selection of cask ales, feels more like a country tavern. And that's exactly how Adam Fowle, chief executive...
Welcome to 2011's First Senior Lifestyle Supplement
Byline: Ian Mackie Managing Director The Co-operative Life Planning WITH JANUARY ALMOST behind us and most resolutions forgotten, I am proud that this year I have actually stuck to mine. I think the secret is finding one which takes little time,...
We're a One-Club City and We'll Be the Villains Again. Rightly So; Diamond Says There Are No Excuses for an Abject Display from the Dons
Byline: Graeme Croser and Fraser Mackie ZANDER DIAMOND apologised to the Aberdeen fans after playing a central role in the club's latest cup calamity. A 4-1 semi-final defeat to Celtic might not quite rank alongside the ignominious failures Diamond...
What's Inside
Picture your perfect holiday. Take a moment to consider the components: a variety of dream destinations, sumptuous accommodation, captivating entertainment, rest and relaxation, convivial company, delicious dining and the opportunity to indulge in...
What Would You Pay for Victory?
American publishing mogul Malcolm Forbes was, it's fair to say, an avid collector. His toys, motorbikes, hot air balloons and even Faberge eggs were some of the finest in the world - and these model boats are no exception. Inspired by the toy boats...
When Hearing Aids Are Not Enough; There May Be an Implantable Solution That Could Change Your Life!
WHETHER IT HAPPENS suddenly or gradually over time, hearing loss can isolate you from the rest of the world, disconnect you from family and separate you from friends and colleagues. Many hearing-impaired individuals talk of feelings of frustration...
WHY A BILLION PEOPLE CAN BE WRONG; the Essay; (or How an Obsession with Social-Networking Site Twitter Could Make Fools of Us All)
Byline: BY JOHN HUMPHRYS We humans have been talking to each other for a couple of hundred thousand years but it wasn't until relatively recently that we started writing stuffdown. Among the earliest known examples of writing are symbols found on...
Why Does My Partner Avoid Touching Me? Your Problems Answered
Byline: ZELDA WEST-MEADS My partner and I are good friends and we have lots of fun together. What I find really difficult is that he shows me almost no affection. If we kiss or hug it's at my instigation. We don't hold hands or cuddle. When we do...
Why Sky Are Guilty of the Most Appalling Double Standards
Byline: Joe BROLLY DOESN'T Mary have a lovely bottom?' says the compere. 'Be careful there,' whispers his sidekick. 'Right, you're right.... of course.. all the girls have lovely bottoms,' at which point the compere gets the thumbs-up. This is...
Will a Sneeze Wreck My Laser Eye Surgery?
I try to make my patients feel relaxed before they have aser eye surgery, writes Professor Dan Z. Reinstein. But over the years - and I've done more than 18,500 procedures - so many of my patients have harboured unfounded fears about the procedure...
Will Estranged Husband Now Seek to Claim a Share of the Lottery Win? Patricia Eisel Flies Home to Family in Offaly to Celebrate $22M Jackpot
Byline: Valerie Hanley and Philip Ryan WHEN ironworker Jamie Eisel split from his Irish wife Patricia last year, most thought she had got the raw end of the deal. She seemed shattered by the break-up, while Jamie was said to have toughed it out...
Will TV's X Factor Help Us Get an Extra [Pounds Sterling]250,000 for Our Mill Hill Mansion?
Byline: Eve McGowan The ITV1 show X Factor is all about the fulfilment of dreams, and that was certainly true for the developers who built the swanky North London villa where the latest contestants were housed. Father and son Steve and Jamie...
WIN [Euro]100 WITH IRISH MAIL ON SUNDAY CROSSWORD No 697
A prize of [euro]100 will be awarded to the sender of the first correct solution drawn from a hat. Entries must be received by Thursday, February 3, at Prize Crossword No 696, Irish Mail on Sunday, Embassy House, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, enclosing your...
Workers Needed Down Under
THERE IS GOOD news for Irish workers as the employment market in Australia is in full swing and in better shape than ever. A record 364,000 positions were created in the past 12 months and unemployment is at a very respectable low of just 5.0%....
Yeeha! I'm Galloping in the Hoof Prints of the Lone Ranger; Fiona Barton Gets a Taste of True Grit (and Suffers a Nasty Case of Raw Hide) after Saddling Up for a Cowboy Adventure in Arizona
WE ENTERED cowboy country around Casa Grande, where forked cacti pierce the leaden skies and dust devils spin across the Sonoran Desert. Just an hour earlier, we had left the ritzier version of the Wild West in Scottsdale, Arizona, where we posed beside...
Yes, Be Furious at Bertie - but Don't Forget the People Who Helped Him
Byline: Dr MARk Dooley I LEARNED the value of moral courage from a distant relation. He was Dr Martin O'Donoghue, economic adviser to former taoiseach Jack Lynch, and architect of Fianna Fail's stunning victory in the 1977 general election. For...
Yes, I'd Have Gone Potty over a Bad Call - but Not Because She Was a Woman
Byline: Kenny DALGLISH THE person I really feel sorry for in the Andy Gray-Richard Keys affair is Sian Massey. Gender does not dictate how well you know football and if Sian knows the laws, why shouldn't she be involved in the game? When Sammy...
Yes, I'd Have Gone Potty over a Bad Call -- but Not Because Sian's a Woman
Byline: Kenny DALGLISH THE person I really feel sorry for in the Andy Gray-Richard Keys affair is Sian Massey. Gender does not dictate how well you know football and if Sian knows the laws, why shouldn't she be involved in the game? When Sammy...
YOU CAN DO IT! Marcelle Pick, Creator of the Core Balance Diet, Knows from Experience How Easy It Is to Pile on the Pounds. in Week 2 of Our Health Plan, She Provides More Keys to Lasting Weight Loss
Byline: Marcelle Pick At one point, I was as much as 20 kilos (44lb) overweight, and up until relatively recently carried seven to ten extra kilos (15lb-22lb), which I simply couldn't lose. So I know that core balance is the best gift a woman can...
You Can Get off at Wolverhampton but You Can't Get On: How Crazy Rules Killed Britain's Last Great Railway
Byline: MICHAEL WILLIAMS CLOSE your eyes and imagine yourself on the perfect railway journey of your dreams. It is lunchtime and we are travelling through some of England's loveliest countryside in a commodious carriage where the armchairs are soft...
You'll Love Kloot - If You Ever Hear Them; MUSIC
Byline: Tim de Lisle I Am Kloot The Junction, Cambridge **** George Michael Faith Sony. [pounds sterling]11.99 inc p&p, out tomorrow***** John Harold Arnold Bramwell doesn't sound much like a pop star, and he doesn't look like one, either....
Zeppelin Floats Away; How Do You Improve the World's Best iPod Dock? Cut Its Wires and Set It Free. LIVE FOR TECH
Byline: Rob Waugh Back in the dawn of iPod docks, they all looked grotesque. Even Apple's own resembled a ceramic toaster. The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin introduced us all to the idea of iPod docks that you could look at without gagging. Now,...
Zeppelin Floats Away; How Do You Improve World's Best iPod Dock? Cut Its Wires and Set It Free; GADGETS
Byline: Rob Waugh Back in the dawn of iPod docks, they all looked grotesque. Even Apple's own resembled a ceramic toaster. The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin introduced us all to the idea of iPod docks that you could look at without gagging. Now,...