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MPs urge under-16s UK smartphone ban and statutory ban in schools
21 minuti fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 23:01

Commons education committee chair says online world poses serious dangers and parents face uphill struggle MPs have urged the next government to consider a total ban on smartphones for under 16-year-olds and a statutory ban on mobile phone use in schools as part of a crackdown on screen time for children. Members of the House of Commons education committee made the recommendations in a report into the impact of screen time on education and wellbeing, which also called on ministers to raise the threshold for opening a social media account to 16. Continue reading...

Bluets review – Maggie Nelson’s blue riffs become left-field cine-theatre
27 minuti fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 22:54

Royal Court, London Emma D’Arcy, Ben Whishaw and Kayla Meikle narrate and act out Nelson’s dark meditations from their own film-making booths in Katie Mitchell’s intriguing experiment Maggie Nelson’s book-length meditation on the colour blue comprises 240 short, non-sequitur paragraphs that flit from the loss of a lover to the injury of a friend and the protagonist’s descent into depression, along with abstract reflections on colour. It is fitting that such an experimental text should get experimental treatment in its staging. The director, Katie Mitchell, uses microphones, cameras and screens to turn it into theatre as overt and contemporaneous film-making. Continue reading...

Louisiana governor signs law classifying abortion pills as dangerous substances
1 ora fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 22:08

First-of-its-kind legislation signed Friday classifies mifepristone and misoprostol as controlled substances First-of-its-kind legislation that classifies two abortion-inducing drugs as controlled and dangerous substances was signed into law Friday by Louisiana governor Jeff Landry. The Republican governor announced his signing of the bill in Baton Rouge a day after it gained final legislative passage in the state senate. Continue reading...

The Nevermets review – online couples meet for the first time … and the results are bleak
1 ora fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 22:05

These hapless subjects have all ‘fallen in love’ with long-distance partners and agreed to hook up in real life in front of cameras. Their crushed dreams are even more joy-sapping than you’d expect Are you mildly depressed? Would you like to stay mildly depressed? Welcome, then, to The Nevermets, one of those programmes Channel 4 unofficially specialises in – potentially uplifting but in fact as relentlessly bleak an exploration of the human condition as you are likely to see, and built on a premise that is simple, brilliant and yet somehow still seems the product of sick minds dedicated to squeezing every last drop of hope out of existence. The Nevermets follows various people who have been in online relationships for months, sometimes years, with other people thousands of miles away whom they have not met in real life. They all profess to be in love and have decided it is time to meet. Continue reading...

Lloyd Austin to undergo new hospital treatment for bladder problem
1 ora fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 21:50

Duties of US defense secretary, 70, whose cancer treatment in December was initially undisclosed, will be carried out by deputy The US defense secretary, Lloyd Austin, is to undergo hospital treatment for a bladder issue for the second time in just over three months, the Pentagon has announced. A Pentagon spokesperson, Maj Gen Pat Ryder, said the 70-year-old Austin would enter Walter Reed military medical center on Friday evening to undergo what he called “a scheduled, elective, and minimally invasive follow-up non-surgical procedure” to treat his previously disclosed bladder condition. Continue reading...

Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show review – the most astonishing, emotionally raw reality TV ever made
1 ora fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 21:40

The comedian’s tell-all show reveals gobsmacking things most people would take to the grave. It may be masochistic – but it’s impossible to look away Unlike most reality television stars, Jerrod Carmichael doesn’t seem to care about showing his best self. In fact, in Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show – which candidly documents the stand-up comedian’s life in the wake of his Emmy award-winning comedy special Rothaniel – he seems happy enough broadcasting things most people would take to the grave. He films a painfully awkward romantic rejection when he confesses his love for long-time friend Tyler the Creator over room service. He admits his love of race play and spitting into people’s mouths. And, after hours of therapy over a potential sex addiction, we watch him cheat on the first person he has ever loved. For a talent like Carmichael, whose work has netted him huge acclaim, reality television might seem an odd choice. The genre is largely populated by the talentless and desperate, after all. Yet Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show wears the label proudly. And it’s not such a wild leap for him. As well as his confessional standup, he was previously behind the Norman Lear-style sitcom The Carmichael Show (gone too soon) playing a fictionalised version of himself. This new show brings things closer to home – and not only perfects the reality TV form but dismantles it. Continue reading...

Child dies after falling from block of flats in south-east London
1 ora fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 21:31

Child fell from upper floor of flat on Hotspur Street in Kennington on Friday afternoon and died at the scene, police said A child has died after falling from a block of flats in south-east London. The child fell from the upper floor of a flat on Hotspur Street in Kennington on Friday afternoon and died at the scene, the Metropolitan police said. Police were called to the address at 4.23pm, and said that so far there was “nothing to indicate that the incident is suspicious”. Continue reading...

Guardiola warns against complacency as Manchester City chase FA Cup glory
1 ora fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 21:30

Manager does not take success ‘for granted’ before United final Win would seal league and Cup Double in consecutive seasons Pep Guardiola has warned Manchester City’s players that complacency could be their downfall if they presume the club’s success will last forever because such attitudes have cost others in the past. City face Manchester United in the FA Cup final on Saturday with the aim of becoming the first club in history to do the league and FA Cup Double in consecutive seasons. If City defeat their most bitter rivals at Wembley it would be the 18th trophy of Guardiola’s eight-year tenure. In the same period United have won three. Continue reading...

Trump lawyers seek to block US release of biopic The Apprentice
2 ore fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 21:05

Ali Abbasi’s film, which shocked audiences at its world premiere at Cannes, depicts former president raping his first wife Lawyers for Donald Trump have sent a cease-and-desist letter to the producers of The Apprentice in an attempt to block its US sale and release after the film – which depicts the former US president raping his first wife – shocked audiences at its world premiere at the Cannes film festival. The Trump campaign said earlier this week they would take legal action against Ali Abbasi’s film, with spokesperson Stephen Cheung vowing “to address the blatantly false assertions from these pretend film-makers”. Continue reading...

Sharks surge to Challenge Cup glory after Fassi and Mapimpi sink Gloucester
2 ore fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 21:04

Gloucester 22-36 Sharks Siya Masuku kicks 21 points in emphatic victory South African sides have been involved in European club rugby for only two seasons but their first piece of silverware is already tucked away. If this was not quite on a par with the Springboks winning last year’s World Cup, it was still a little piece of history to reinforce where the balance of oval-ball power currently resides. Continue reading...

Unless it stops an Israeli invasion of Rafah, the US could be a global pariah | Mohamad Bazzi
2 ore fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 20:33

The international court of justice has ordered Israel to halt its attack on Rafah. The US has a last chance to stop this bloodshed The international court of justice (ICJ) on Friday ordered Israel to halt its military assault on the southern Gaza city of Rafah, where about half of Gaza’s 2.3 million people have taken refuge in recent months. The ruling is the closest that the UN’s top court has come to ordering a ceasefire, and it further exposes Israel and its closest supporters, especially the US and the UK, for their disregard of international law and institutions. For much of the world, Israel is now a pariah state that has repeatedly ignored pressure from international bodies to end its brutal war in Gaza, stop using starvation as a weapon of war, and allow more aid into the besieged territory. On Monday, the chief prosecutor of the international criminal court (ICC), a separate tribunalalso based in The Hague, announced he was seeking arrest warrants for senior Hamas and Israeli leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the 7 October attack by Hamas and the ensuing war in Gaza. The prosecutor is seeking warrants against the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his defence minister, Yoav Gallant, as well as three top Hamas leaders. Mohamad Bazzi is director of the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, and a journalism professor at New York University Continue reading...

Ten Hag could not save Manchester United job by emulating Ferguson | Jonathan Wilson
3 ore fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 20:00

Manager’s credibility has been so undermined that not even repeating the FA Cup win of 1990 could avert the sack This isn’t 1990, but it isn’t 2016 either. Alex Ferguson may have kept his job by winning the FA Cup in 1989-90 while Louis van Gaal learned of his dismissal while celebrating on the pitch at Wembley after the 2015-16 final, but the difference in the situations wasn’t just to do with the diminishing value of the FA Cup. Perhaps it was always a little anachronistic in 2024 to be wondering whether Erik ten Hag might be saved by victory in Saturday’s FA Cup final, but this had been a weird throwback of a campaign for Manchester United. As it is, the decision has been taken and Ten Hag at least will not face quite the indignity suffered by Van Gaal. Continue reading...

Arizona secretary of state calls threats to election officials ‘domestic terrorism’
3 ore fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 19:44

Adrian Fontes made comments on NBC panel of elections officials from states whose voters could decide 2024 presidential election The rising threats against US elections officials are a form of domestic terrorism, the secretary of state in the presidential campaign battleground state of Arizona has said. “Terrorism is defined as a threat of violence for a political outcome,” Adrian Fontes said in remarks recorded for an NBC Meet the Press episode airing on Sunday morning. “That’s what this is, and … we do have to address it for what it is.” Continue reading...

Why there are no winners in sorry story of Xavi’s exit from Barcelona
3 ore fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 19:38

Knives finally came out for coach who signed new deal in September, resigned in January and made U-turn in April Parco on Passeig de Gràcia does the best sushi in Catalonia, or at least the most famous. If the Vatican has white smoke, FC Barcelona had a delivery boy in a white helmet getting off his motorbike and pressing the buzzer at Joan Laporta’s penthouse flat near the top end of Diagonal. It was just before 11pm on 24 April and he held in his hand an embossed brown paper bag containing the takeaway which in that instant became a symbol of celebration and agreement, the scene excitedly broadcast live. The restaurant had free publicity and Barcelona had a new coach, same as the old one. For a couple of hours the crowd outside had seen people arrive, a show played out in public the way they wanted it. It had started at San Joan Despí, the outcome uncertain, but they had decamped to the president’s place. Outside, journalists watched Xavi turn up, reverse into a parking space too small, pull out again and go in search of another. They had seen Deco, the sporting director; Rafa Yuste, the vice-president; and Alejandro Echevarría, who doesn’t have a post but does have a lot of weight. They had seen Bojan Krkic by the intercom. There had been the occasional false alarm too. But now they knew. Continue reading...

French court finds three Syrian officials guilty of crimes against humanity
3 ore fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 19:25

Members of Assad regime sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment on Friday after landmark trial in Paris A French court has found three Syrian officials of the regime of Bashar al-Assad guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes, sentencing them in absentia to life imprisonment on Friday after a landmark trial in Paris. The verdicts against Ali Mamlouk, head of the Syrian secret services and security adviser to Assad, Jamil Hassan, who was head of the Syrian air force intelligence unit until 2019 and a member of Assad’s entourage, and Abdel Salam Mahmoud, intelligence director at the notorious Mezzeh detention centre, send a strong message about the long arm of international justice. Continue reading...

Wayne Rooney poised to return to dugout as Plymouth manager
4 ore fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 19:06

Former England captain set to revive managerial career Rooney had productive talks with Argyle’s director of football Wayne Rooney’s appointment as Plymouth’s head coach is expected to be rubber-stamped in the next 24 hours, with the former England captain set to sign a three-year contract. Rooney is determined to repair his managerial reputation after a disastrous spell in charge of Birmingham, who were relegated to League One earlier this month. The 38-year-old is poised to return in the Championship with Plymouth after holding productive talks with Neil Dewsnip, the club’s director of football with whom Rooney has a good relationship from their time at Everton. Dewsnip, who ended the season in caretaker charge of the Devon club, coached in Everton’s academy before a teenage Rooney burst into the first team. Continue reading...

‘I would rather not have these stories’: Max Verstappen on Christian Horner, his dad and staying at Red Bull
4 ore fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 19:00

The world champion speaks on dealing with Red Bull’s internal strife, learning from mistakes and focusing on performance Max Verstappen takes a breath, gathering his thoughts, the usually ebullient and unpredictable driver for once appearing stilted. It is almost as if he is assessing the parameters of what he can and cannot say, knowing his words carry more scrutiny than ever this season. “The more I talk about it, the more people have to write,” he says, almost apologetically. “You write it down, you make a story out of it and people will pick up little things and it becomes a massive shit storm. You know what I mean? I tell you a story that might get translated to Spanish, Dutch, whatever. The more I say about it is not going to help the situation.” Continue reading...

Lyon’s Sonia Bompastor: the ‘born competitor’ chasing more Champions League glory
4 ore fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 19:00

Coach linked with Chelsea takes on Barcelona, having beaten them in 2022 final, knowing this could be her last Lyon game Few teams have thwarted Barcelona in their ruthless prime, but the Champions League is Lyon’s playground. Although the Catalan club have provided the bulk of the Spain World Cup winners who have swept up individual awards in recent years and lifted domestic silverware aplenty, the French giants maintain bragging rights in Europe. Lyon have beaten Barcelona in two Champions League finals, have never lost to them in the competition and hope to complete a hat-trick of final victories against them at San Mamés in Bilbao on Saturday. Continue reading...

‘A deranged fringe movement’: what is Maga communism, the online ideology platformed by Tucker Carlson?
4 ore fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 18:34

Two young men are promoting a grab-bag ideology celebrating ‘honor’ and condemning ‘global elites’ – and winning powerful friends on the right In the last few years, a self-styled political movement that sounds like a contradiction in terms has gained ground online: “Maga communism”. Promoted by its two most prominent spokespeople, Haz Al-Din, 27, and Jackson Hinkle, 24, Maga communism comprises a grab bag of ideas that can seem lacking in coherence – ranging from a belief in the power of Donald Trump’s followers to wrest power from “global elites” to an emphasis on masculine “honor”, admiration for Vladimir Putin and support for Palestinian liberation. Continue reading...

Michael Gove to stand down at general election
5 ore fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 18:09

Seventy-seven Tory MPs are quitting rather than standing, beating 1997’s record number Michael Gove has announced he will not stand at the general election, bringing the number of Conservative MPs quitting the Commons instead of standing to 77, beating the previous record of 72 from 1997. Rishi Sunak’s sudden announcement of a 4 July election had already prompted a renewed rush of Conservatives saying they would step down, with the total hitting 70 by Wednesday evening. Continue reading...

Corbyn influence on Labour policy ‘well and truly over’, says Starmer
5 ore fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 18:08

Party leader’s remarks follow expulsion of predecessor, who decided to stand as independent candidate in general election Jeremy Corbyn’s days of influencing Labour party policy “are well and truly over”, Keir Starmer has said, as a war of words erupted with his predecessor on the second day of the general election campaign. Corbyn was expelled from the Labour party on Friday after announcing he would stand as an independent candidate in the 4 July vote. Continue reading...

Royal Mail owner warns offer from Czech billionaire risks company’s future
5 ore fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 18:05

IDS had previously backed Daniel Křetínský’s bid, and the change comes as it announced a swing to a £26m operating profit in the year to March Royal Mail’s owner has warned that a potential £3.5bn bid by the Czech billionaire Daniel Křetínský could put the company’s financial future and operations at risk. It came as the industry regulator Ofcom announced it had opened an investigation into the parent group, International Distributions Services (IDS), for failing to meet its annual delivery targets for the second year in a row. Last year, Ofcom fined the company £5.6m for failing to meet its first and second class delivery targets in 2022-23. Continue reading...

The week around the world in 20 pictures
5 ore fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 18:04

War in Gaza, the Russian offensive in Kharkiv, Rishi Sunak in the rain and Cate Blanchett in Cannes: the last seven days as captured by the world’s leading photojournalists Warning: this gallery contains images that some readers may find distressing Continue reading...

Death of man charged in UK with spying for Hong Kong not being treated as suspicious
5 ore fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 18:03

Police make statement after postmortem of Matthew Trickett, an immigration officer charged under National Security Act The death of a former Royal Marine accused of assisting the Hong Kong intelligence service is not being treated as suspicious, police say. Matthew Trickett, an immigration enforcement officer and private investigator, was found dead in Grenfell Park in Maidenhead, Berkshire at around 5.15pm on Sunday after a report from a member of the public. Continue reading...

Crystal Palace co-owner trying to sell stake and ponders Everton investment
5 ore fa | Ven 24 Mag 2024 18:03

John Textor wants to offload 45% stake in Premier League club US businessman would consider chance to invest in Everton Crystal Palace’s co-owner John Textor has confirmed he is attempting to sell his stake in the club and would consider investing in Everton. The US businessman, who also has shareholdings in Lyon, Botafogo and Molenbeek via his Eagle Football Holdings company, has been exploring the sale of his 45% stake in Palace for some time and has appointed the investment banking firm Raine to find a buyer. Continue reading...