Syria is bleeding Christians as Islamist influence grows
Published July 26th, 2012 - 11:28 GMT
Thousands of Syrians Christians have fled from their homes, especially in the Homs and Hama governorates; Egyptians wearing NIke fakes at the Olympics; Aston Martin V12 Zagato not selling as well; and watching Olympics on your cell.
"Thousands of Syrians, including large numbers of Christians, have fled from their homes, especially in the Homs and Hama governorates and more recently Damascus and Aleppo. There have been reports of the targeting of Christians by both government and opposition sides."
London 2012 Olympics: Egyptian athletes 'given fake Nike kits' to wear at London Games
This is disturbing and possibly hilarious to some:
"It is understood the Egyptian Olympic Committee chose a vendor for its athletes’ training and village wear who supplied counterfeit clothing bearing the Nike brand.
Yomna Khallaf, 20, a member of Egypt’s synchronised swimming team, added: “It’s so frustrating that we had to pay extra 2000 pounds to have other proper stuff to wear so that we can look okay not even good.” Two thousand Egyptian pounds is just over £200."
Aston Martin V12 Zagato not selling as well as expected?
"Aston Martin will only produce 101 units of the V12 Zagato according to internet sources. That means 49 cars less than the 150-car production run which was first announced. Are not enough people cueing up to buy it?"
How to watch the Olympics online and on your phone
"The Olympics is going to start tomorrow and most of us will be at work or away from our TVs during the various sporting events. Luckily with the BBC app for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry’s, you will be able to watch the events from wherever you are.
There is one minor hurdle and that is the fact that streaming is only allowed if you live in the UK. But, there’s an easy fix. All you need is a VPN server based in the UK"