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Sporting pushes winless streak to four with 1-1 draw against New York

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his league-leading 11th goal of the season, and the New York Red Bulls ended a three-match losing streak with a 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas City on Tuesday.

Sporting (5-4-4) finished in a draw for the second straight match and is winless in its past four.

Toni Dovale put Kansas City up 1-0 in the ninth minute with his first MLS goal, with an assist from Benny Feilhaber, but New York (3-5-6) equalized in the 50th.

Thierry Henry, making his 100th start for the Red Bulls, sent a through ball to Wright-Phillips, who drove into the penalty area and put a low shot just under Sporting keeper Eric Kronberg. That pulled him one goal ahead of Sporting’s Dom Dwyer, who had a four-match scoring streak broken.

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Mr Wormwood & Michael Gove

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Ambassador for Humanity?: Nigeria, Boko Haram & Fantasies of Benevolent Intervention

Xavier's Blog

central-accord-opens-in-coloful-styleIt’s no surprise that imperial states think of themselves as having a monopoly on humanitarianism. In the words of President Obama, the United States has for decades been « an anchor of global stability. » Even filmmakers buy into this charade. Recently Steven Spielberg, in one of his less known departures into the world of science fiction, honored President Obama for his humanitarianism at an event organized by the Shoah Foundation. Obama was recognized as an « Ambassador for Humanity » whose « interest in expanding justice and opportunity for all is remarkably evident.” It’s easy to laugh at fantasies of this kind but when national leaders attempt to act on them they should be examined more seriously. Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls and US policymakers and the « free press » have exploded into a fit of pro-interventionist hysteria. It’s hard to escape media reports about the ruthless cruelty of Boko…

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#sport Coupe du monde : 30 jours et des doutes: A un mois du début du Mondial au Brésil… http://t.co/LzywrW694f http://t.co/hTItQhSlYb

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Books Will Never Die

Wandering Bark Books

Last week, Mireille Silcoff wrote an article for The New York Times: On Their Death Bed, Books Have Finally Become Sexy.

Given that I recently published a blog post, « Sexiest Book Alive, » I took issue with the idea that physical books have ever NOT been sexy. Then I read the piece, and I took serious issue with some other things, indeed.

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