Archive for June 9th, 2009
From WHYS listener Julia
Hello, my name is Julia and I’m in Portland, Oregon. I first contacted BBC when they asked the now oft repeated question “Have you been affected by the economic downturn?”.
Continue reading ‘Life on the unemployed side’
President Obama is very clear :
“The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. This construction violates previous agreements and undermines efforts to achieve peace. It is time for these settlements to stop. “
Benjamin Netanyahu is equally clear : (according to a spokesman) ” I have no intention to construct new settlements, but it makes no sense to ask us not to answer to the needs of natural growth and to stop all construction, there is no way that we are going to tell people not to have children or to force young people to move away from their families”.
Kaka is now the most expensive footballer in history after signing to transfer to Real Madrid from AC Milan on a six-year deal.The fee is reported to be about £56m a nice £11 million more than the £45.6m Real paid for Zinedine Zidane in 2001. This works out to about $150,000 a week . Not bad in time of global recession. Or is it ever a time of recession in sports? Continue reading ‘Why is sport immune to recession?’
Again this may have to be updated once I get to Portland as the flight’s about to leave from here in Vancouver, but I thought I’d quickly post about an issue a number of OPB listeners have raised ahead of this week’s trip. Continue reading ‘The hidden costs of unemployment’