In the absence of any change in the on court narrative, the conversation around Wozniacki used to focus on the trimmings. The close friendship with Serena Williams. The romantic links to star athletes Rory McIlroy and David Lee. Every day girls around the world drop out of school, are married young, are subject to assault. Their futures are lost. But this isn’t just a personal tragedy.
In traffic overload, France is a world beater. Meanwhile, survivors bring back tales of four hours to get through Lyon, or “10 days to Bordeaux, and we’re still not there!” I myself was caught last week near Narbonne when, to amplify an already intense flow of vehicles, two damned fools crashed into each other, causing their cars to catch fire. As we learned later, no one was injured (though minor limb breakages would have been salutary for those responsible).
Wild bushes and Cannabis plants have grown all over and the grass has not been mowed for quite a while now. This interchange is the gateway to the capital and it, while being in shambles, gives an unpleasant look about the much trumpeted Islamabad It appears that the CDA is sleeping while the monsoon rains coupled with the humid weather have given fillip to the wild growth of Cannabis all over Islamabad. All the four loops as well as the interchange leading to the Gulberg Greens and Airport Housing Society have been beautifully maintained and taken care of that one wishes to stop and take a few minutes admiring the trimmed bushes and the flower beds.
Wrath of the TitansIt’s a box office battle of mythic proportions this weekend as remixed fables and fairy tales go head to head. In one corner, Mirror Mirror, a snarky retelling of the Snow White fairy tale. In the other, Wrath of the Titans, the sequel to the widely panned remake from 2010.
On to the next one, Buggenhout (61.5km), which was another 6.8km. But in reaching that one, we had passed another milestone. This one being: “Less than a marathon to go!”. From the Persian perspective, the sight must have been fearful: a vast mass of bronze clad men, made seemingly taller and more fearsome by the tall crests waving above their helmets, their heads entirely covered by those gleaming bronze helmets, their bodies hidden by huge bronze faced shields, charging towards them at a run, yelling at the tops of their voices. Arriving at the Persian front line at such speed, the Greeks must have literally crashed into the lightly armored and wicker shielded Persians with a terrible impact, and the initial harm to the Persians, in men knocked over and/or wounded or killed by spear thrusts, must have been great especially on the wings. It seems likely, in fact, that the Athenian center, only half the depth of the wings, was held back somewhat: the Athenian strategy, after all, was for the wings to defeat the Persians in their parts of the battle first, while the Athenian center tried to hold its ground against severe odds.