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Oct 1, 2012

Films and funny puppets vie for Turner art prize

LONDON (Reuters) – What do a nudist, an inflatable slide, an oracle and Barabbas have in common? They’re all part of just one finalist’s exhibition in the running for Britain’s most controversial annual art prize.

Turner Prize finalist Spartacus Chetwynd’s “Odd Man Out” show comprises two theatrical performances using poorly constructed homemade costumes and puppets with paper backdrops in a deliberate effort to shy away from “professional” art.

Sep 18, 2012

Benetton’s new ads seek “unemployees of the year”

LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Alessandro Benetton is on a
mission to find a cure for the ailing global economy and he’s
asking 100 million or so jobless young people to chip in with
ideas.

The 48-year-old chairman of Benetton Group launched the
family business’s latest “UNHATE” advertising campaign on
Tuesday, highlighting the plight of unemployed people under 30
who are striving to find meaningful work every day.

Aug 3, 2012

Deafening Eton Dorney also a lake of privilege

DORNEY, England (Reuters) – The 25,000 fans turning up at the Olympic rowing lake owned by Britain’s elite Eton College have lifted Britain to its first gold medal at the Games, thrilled competitors and sometimes made it tough for the rowers to be heard in the boat.

To the deafening approval of the grandstands on Thursday, Britain took the early bragging rights in a grudge match against Australia, when they rowed through their rivals in the men’s fours semi-final ahead of a medal showdown that is expected to be the highlight of the Olympic regatta.

Aug 2, 2012

Rowing: Deafening Eton Dorney also a lake of privilege

DORNEY, England (Reuters) – The 25,000 fans turning up at the Olympic rowing lake owned by Britain’s elite Eton College have lifted Britain to its first gold medal at the Games, thrilled competitors and sometimes made it tough for the rowers to be heard in the boat.

To the deafening approval of the grandstands on Thursday, Britain took the early bragging rights in a grudge match against Australia, when they rowed through their rivals in the men’s fours semi-final ahead of a medal showdown that is expected to be the highlight of the Olympic regatta.

Aug 2, 2012

We’re only making songs for Nigel on London transport

LONDON (Reuters) – A British man is making sweet music out of conversations he overhears on London transport at the Olympics and posting a song on the Internet every day of the Games for the world to hear.

Charity director Nigel Parkes said his bizarre musical project came out of a conversation with some young people he met on the train, who did not know who his hero Bob Dylan was.

Aug 1, 2012

Rowing: German eight man crew wins first gold since 1988

DORNEY (Reuters) – Germany’s eight man rowing crew bore the weight of history lightly on their shoulders after staving off challenges from Britain and Canada to win their first Olympic gold medal in 24 years on Wednesday.

The last time a “German” eight man crew struck gold at the Olympics, Helmut Kohl was Chancellor of West Germany, the Berlin Wall was still standing tall and the crew which streaked to the line at the 1988 Seoul Olympics beat the Soviet Union and its Cold War rival the United States.

Aug 1, 2012

Olympics-Rowing-German eight man crew wins first gold since 1988

DORNEY, England Aug 1 (Reuters) – Germany’s eight man rowing
crew bore the weight of history lightly on their shoulders after
staving off challenges from Britain and Canada to win their
first Olympic gold medal in 24 years on Wednesday.

The last time a “German” eight man crew struck gold at the
Olympics, Helmut Kohl was Chancellor of West Germany, the Berlin
Wall was still standing tall and the crew which streaked to the
line at the 1988 Seoul Olympics beat the Soviet Union and its
Cold War rival the United States.

Aug 1, 2012

British women end wait for gold

DORNEY, England (Reuters) – Britain’s Helen Glover and Heather Stanning stormed to victory in the women’s Olympic rowing pair on Wednesday to give the host nation their first gold of the London Games in front of Princes William and Harry and 25,000 screaming fans.

In the last race of the day, the German men’s eight held off a strong early challenge from Britain and a late charge from defending champions Canada to win the blue riband event in a thrilling sprint for the line.

Aug 1, 2012

Rowing: British women end wait for gold

DORNEY, England (Reuters) – Britain’s Helen Glover and Heather Stanning stormed to victory in the women’s Olympic rowing pair on Wednesday to give the host nation their first gold of the London Games in front of Princes William and Harry and 25,000 screaming fans.

In the last race of the day, the German men’s eight held off a strong early challenge from Britain and a late charge from defending champions Canada to win the blue riband event in a thrilling sprint for the line.

Aug 1, 2012

Rowing: Britain storm to first gold

DORNEY, England (Reuters) – Britain’s Helen Glover and Heather Stanning stormed to victory in the women’s Olympic rowing pair on Wednesday to give the host nation their first gold medal of the London Olympics in front of 25,000 screaming fans.

Roared on by Princes William and Harry, the British duo – who only came together in 2010 after missing out on other boats – took a commanding lead early in the race and held off a late challenge from Australia to claim the first Olympic gold won by a British women’s crew.

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      "Paul Casciato has been a correspondent and editor for Reuters News Agency since 1992. He has reported and edited a wide range of political, general news and business stories that run the gamut from war to wage inflation. He has reported from Toronto, New York, London, Dublin, Jerusalem, the West Bank, Kenya, Tanzania, Washington, the Balkans, Kuwait, Bahrain and Iraq. He is currently in charge of lifestyle news for Europe, the Middle East and Africa."
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