Monthly Archives: July 2012

Drum piece–The Olympics, the Spectre of Doping, the greatness of Rudisha

My Drum piece this week was on the Olympics. Now any long-time readers of this blog would know I am a bit of an Olympics nut. I now own the 2004, 2008 and 2012 editions of David Wallechinsky’s “The Complete … Continue reading

Posted in Olympic Games, Sport | 2 Comments

Federer releases Abbey Road

Twelve months ago after Roger Federer’s loss in the Wimbledon Quarter Finals to Jo Wilfred Tsonga – a match in which Federer led two sets to love – I compared Federer to The Beatles, and noted: … when Federer lost … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Sport, Tennis | 4 Comments

My Book– The Rise of the Fifth Estate

On Tuesday, as usual, I discovered news through Twitter. Michelle Bennett of 3RRRFM tweeted me saying my book looked good and she couldn’t wait to read it. This rather surprised me as I had no idea the release had even … Continue reading

Posted in Books | 3 Comments

RBA keeps Cash Rate at 3.50%

Today the Reserve Bank to no one’s great surprise kept the cash rate on hold at 3.50% This level is well below the average of the past 20 years (5.37%), the past 10 years (5.10%) and the past 5 years … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Interest rates