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2010-10-01 10:29:00

LONDON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- npower is encouraging kids who fancy themselves as the next Rio Ferdinand, or Faye White, to pull on their boots and enter the Football League Kids Cup and Girls Cup. Faye White, the women's England captain was joined by sports presenter and amateur player Ben Shephard at Football League ground Queens Park Rangers to call for entries. Schools across the country have until 8th October to sign up for both cups by entering their local competition, in the hope...

2010-09-08 05:37:00

BEIJING, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Youku (http://www.youku.com ), China's leading video site, has secured the rights to offer live broadcasts of all 2010-2011 Premier League football matches, bringing coverage of the world-class competitions to hundreds of millions of Chinese fans after a three-year absence. One of Europe's leading football leagues, the Barclays Premier League is known and loved by fans worldwide for its characteristic fast gameplay, heavy scoring, and strong...

2009-08-07 10:25:00

Can computers solve the logistical nightmare of planning English football fixtures?Professor Graham Kendall from the School of Computer Science at The University of Nottingham believes they can. He has devised a special software program for the Christmas and New Year fixtures which automatically takes into account detailed criteria laid down by the football authorities and reduces travel distances for clubs and fans.Graham Kendall, a professor in computer science, said: "The biggest...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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