Senegal’s N’Dour drops music for election "buzz"

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DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegal’s Youssou N’Dour has taken his music to audiences around the world but says his decision to stop singing and run for president was prompted by a nagging sound straight from the streets of his West African nation. “For over 15 years I have heard this buzz […]

New York fashion: Rising Star nominees revealed

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On January 3 Fashion Group International named the finalists for the 15th edition of its Rising Star Awards, with nominees in the women’s ready-to-wear category including Wes Gordon, Nary Manivongand, Norman Ambrose and Tommy Hilfiger’s daughter Alexandria for her work at Nahm.

UK artist, St Trinian’s creator Searle dies aged 91

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LONDON (Reuters) – British cartoonist Ronald Searle, best known for his spiky drawings of the tearaway pupils of the fictional girls school St Trinian’s, has died in southern France aged 91, his daughter said on Tuesday. Searle, whose anarchic St Trinian’s characters spawned a series of movie adaptations, died on […]

Senegalese music star N’dour to run for president

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DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegalese music star Youssou N’dour said he will stand in next month’s presidential election, mounting a high-profile challenge to the West African state’s veteran leader Abdoulaye Wade. N’dour is hugely popular among Senegal’s youth and has been a vocal critic of Wade, who is hoping to extend […]

Duffy Named Scholar All-South – ASU Appalachian Mountaineers

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Duffy Named Scholar All-SouthASU Appalachian MountaineersAppalachian State men's soccer player Ryan Duffy has been named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) 2011 University Division Men's Scholar All-South Region Honorable Mention player. Duffy, a senior studying pre-professional biology … and more »

Left Back: What To Watch For In 2012 – Ology

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The Guardian (blog) Left Back: What To Watch For In 2012OlogyBarcelona were so untouchable that they managed to make beautiful soccer routine. A young Santos team dominated South American soccer, signaling a rise in Brazil's domestic game. A battling, brilliant Uruguay won the Copa America, reminding us of the …2011 […]

Rut or Revolution? – Soccer365 (press release)

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Rut or Revolution?Soccer365 (press release)As has become tradition for US Soccer, Bradley rolled out a mash-up of the best national team fringe players from MLS and the Scandinavian leagues for the January match against Chile. The US was fortunate to a draw with the South Americans, … and more »