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Feb 20, 2013

On the frontlines of the fight against match-fixing

LONDON (Reuters) – A Georgian townhouse in a genteel, leafy London suburb houses a team of gambling experts huddled round dozens of computer screens showing match results from around the world. No bets are placed, however, no money won or lost. This is the frontline of the war on football match-fixing.

The multi-billion dollar football industry was shaken to its core earlier this month when European police and prosecutors said hundreds of games may have been rigged in a match-fixing syndicate being run from Singapore.

Feb 20, 2013

Soccer-On the frontlines of the fight against match-fixing

LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) – A Georgian townhouse in a genteel, leafy London suburb houses a team of gambling experts huddled round dozens of computer screens showing match results from around the world. No bets are placed, however, no money won or lost. This is the frontline of the war on soccer match-fixing.

The multi-billion dollar soccer industry was shaken to its core earlier this month when European police and prosecutors said hundreds of games may have been rigged in a match-fixing syndicate being run from Singapore.

Dec 19, 2012

Special Report: The Unequal State of America – Why education is no longer the “great equalizer”

BOSTON (Reuters) -

“Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of the conditions of men — the balance wheel of the social machinery.”

- Horace Mann, pioneering American educator, 1848

“In America, education is still the great equalizer.”

- Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, 2011

When Puritan settlers established America’s first public school here in 1635, they planted the seed of a national ideal: that education should serve as the country’s “great equalizer.”

Dec 18, 2012

Special Report: The Unequal State of America: How Uncle Sam widens the income divide

(This is the first in a three-part series, “The Unequal State of America”)

By Deborah Nelson and Himanshu Ojha

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) – In the town that launched the War on Poverty 48 years ago, the poor are getting poorer despite the government’s help. And the rich are getting richer because of it.

Jul 30, 2012

What the medals tally tells us about the G7 and BRICS

By Simon Robinson and Himanshu Ojha

(Reuters) – During the Cold War, the relative power of the United States and the Soviet Union were regularly measured in gold, silver and bronze. The last couple of Olympic Summer Games have been a race between China and the United States, with America triumphing in Athens in 2004, and China, on home turf, overtaking its rival four years later. Many commentators saw that shift as a symbol of U.S. decline and of China’s growing economic clout.

The 21st century is likely to be a multi-polar world, however. What does the medal tally say about shifting global power today?

Jul 30, 2012

Olympics-What the medals tally tells us about the G7 and BRICS

July 30 (Reuters) – During the Cold War, the relative power
of the United States and the Soviet Union were regularly
measured in gold, silver and bronze. The last couple of Olympic
Summer Games have been a race between China and the United
States, with America triumphing in Athens in 2004, and China, on
home turf, overtaking its rival four years later. Many
commentators saw that shift as a symbol of U.S. decline and of
China’s growing economic clout.

The 21st century is likely to be a multi-polar world,
however. What does the medal tally say about shifting global
power today?

Jul 27, 2012

Stay-at-home Brits defy Olympic exodus predictions

LONDON (Reuters) – Defying gloomy predictions that Londoners would leave in their droves to avoid the crowds and disruption that accompany the Games, passenger figures show that most people have opted to stay at home and enjoy the Olympic party.

Britain’s two biggest airports said they had seen no significant increase in the number of passengers flying abroad while Eurotunnel said outward bound bookings on Channel Tunnel trains were slower than usual this week and next.

Jul 27, 2012

Olympics-Stay-at-home Brits defy Olympic exodus predictions

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – Defying gloomy predictions that
Londoners would leave in their droves to avoid the crowds and
disruption that accompany the Games, passenger figures show that
most people have opted to stay at home and enjoy the Olympic
party.

Britain’s two biggest airports said they had seen no
significant increase in the number of passengers flying abroad
while Eurotunnel said outward bound bookings on
Channel Tunnel trains were slower than usual this week and next.