This article was originally published on the On The Game '17 website here. As a young girl, Karen Leach dreamed of representing Ireland on the Olympic Swim team. Instead, she suffered years of sexual abuse from the ages of 10-17 at the hands of her Irish swimming coach, Derry O’Rourke, crushing her spirit and her … Continue reading Karen Leach: A Victor, Not a Victim
‘If you want to be a journalist, do it differently, so you get a unique brand and a mark on it.” A journalist since the early 1990s, Declan Hill is an expert in match-fixing and corruption in international sports. He is best-known for exposing corruption in sport, and his books, Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime (2010) and The Insider’s … Continue reading Advice to future journalists – from journalist and match-fixing expert Declan Hill
‘Conflict diamonds’ are still being funnelled out of the Central African Republic (CAR) via Cameroon despite a short-lived international embargo, where they have helped fund a genocidal war that has killed thousands of people since 2013. By Simone West This article was written on November 7, 2017 Diamonds marked #RCA [CAR] #diamond on … Continue reading Blood on our hands – ‘Conflict diamonds’ are still leaking out of the Central African Republic via Cameroon
By Simone West and Rebecca Birch Romania is struggling with a shortage of doctors and nurses migrating West to work. Now the European Commission and Romanian Government are trying to solve the problem by building new hospitals and improving living conditions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=154&v=L65hwbcI_4Q Between 2009-2015, Romania lost 50% of its doctors. 10% of the population also reported … Continue reading Romania to reduce brain drain
A grant of DKK 100 million has been awarded at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology, Danstem at the University of Copenhagen, paving the way for a long-lasting treatment of hematologic diseases.
I walk towards a busy intersection, judging seemingly ubiquitous conversations. An exceedingly organised woman clutches a 2017 diary and divulges her plans for next year to a friend. An energised man assertively heads in the right direction, muttering, “left!” over and over again to his trailing companions. High-rise buildings surround us on the corner of … Continue reading SCENES
Gay Talese succeeds in finding a balance between superb hyperbole and realism in his colourful and microscopic 36-page profile on the musical legend, Frank Sinatra, for Esquire magazine. In 1965, Sinatra was struck with a cold. Singing was his livelihood and the ailment was enough to ‘plunge him into a state of anguish’. Unable to … Continue reading CRITIQUE – Gay Talese’s ‘Frank Sinatra has a Cold’