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QUA L I T Y, C O N C I S E ? T H E F U T U R E O F I N D E PE N D E N T JOU R NA L I S M
TRAVEL
Best breaks in Europe
Where to go this summer to get
away from the crowds
P30
Thandie Newton
ON STAR WARS? ?SOLO?,
NUDE SCENES AND BEING READY
TO QUIT ACTING, P34
WEDNESDAY
23 MAY 2018
Number 2,338
Brilliant
barbecues
Top tips from
our expert
Go part-time
veggie
Becoming a
?reducetarian? can
prevent obesity
P5
United
we stand
>> Rest of Britain joins Manchester in pausing
to remember victims of Arena bombing 12 months on
>> This day can help us heal, says father who gave
first aid to the injured concert-goers
P33
MARCUS RASHFORD COLUMN ? ?IT MADE ME PROUD TO BE A MANCUNIAN?
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P6 & 7
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
No, Nadine Dorries. I shouldn?t be
?grateful? just to be living in the UK
NHS reforms on critical list
May seeks better deal
for health service
P15
P4
ARE DOGS BETTER THAN CATS? P26 I NORTH KOREA: HOW TRUMP UNDERESTIMATED KIM JONG-UN P13
PUZZLES P44 I FATTISM P26 I IS ITALY?S NEW GOVERNMENT DANGEROUS TO EUROZONE? - BEN CHU P18
The
News
Matrix
WEATHER
Why will
Keith Richards
not fade
away?
See p.19
The day at
a glance
WEDNESDAY
23
MAY
Quote of the day
Young is the one that
plunges in the future and
never looks back.
MILAN KUNDERA
Hot bank holiday
weekend forecast
Britain is set to bake again this bank
holiday weekend with temperatures
rocketing to 30癈 (86癋). The Met
Of?ce say areas in the south-east of
England could be double the usual
temperature for this time of year,
with near-record temperatures
expected on bank holiday Monday.
SOCIETY
POLITICS
UK ?becoming top
cocaine consumer?
Bercow reported to
Instagram brings
Commons? watchdog in a mute button
SOCIAL MEDIA
?Half of UK to be
obese in 2045?
HEALTH
The UK is ?fast becoming the
biggest consumer of cocaine in
Europe?, the security minister
has said. Ben Wallace also told the
Commons that the level of violence
online and on television that
young people were currently
exposed to ?is going to come back
to haunt us?.
Speaker John Bercow has been
reported to the Commons?
standards watchdog over claims he
branded Andrea Leadsom a ?stupid
woman? and ?f****** useless?.
Tory MP James Duddridge said
he had made a formal complaint to
Parliamentary Commissioner for
Standards Kathryn Stone.
Instagram is to introduce a mute
button that will allow users to
hide posts from people without
unfollowing them. The picturesharing service has con?rmed the
new feature will be gradually rolled
out over the next few weeks and will
allow users to mute either posts and
Instagram stories or both.
Almost a quarter of the world?s
population and half of the UK will
be obese by 2045, claim researchers
from the US, Denmark and London.
They predict that 22.4 per cent of
people globally will be classed as
obese, up from 14 per cent in 2017. In
the UK, that ?gure is predicted to
rise from 32 per cent to 48 per cent.
SAUDI ARABIA
POLITICS
IRELAND
KAZAKHSTAN
Temporary junior
ministers take over
?Referendum only
way to change law?
Foster?s pyramid hit More arrests ahead
hard by 90mph wind of new driving law
The Government has two new
temporary junior ministers. Nigel
Adams goes to the Ministry of
Housing, so minister Heather
Wheeler can spend time with her
ill husband. David Rutley joins the
Department for the Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs while
Th閞鑣e Coffey recovers from illness.
Premier Leo Varadkar has denied
claims in the Irish parliament that
abortion could be decriminalised
in Ireland without the referendum
being passed on Friday. Mr Varadkar
said it is not possible to reduce the
threat that women face of up to 14
years in jail unless people chose to
repeal the Irish Constitution.
Gale-force winds up to 90mph have
punched holes in one of Astana?s
best known buildings, a granite and
glass pyramid. Kazakh authorities
have warned that storms will
continue for days. The Palace of
Peace and Accord, a 62-metre high
pyramid, was designed by British
architect Lord Norman Foster.
Saudi Arabia has arrested at
least three more women?s rights
activists just weeks before a ban on
women driving ends, international
watchdogs say. Last week it was
reported that seven had been
detained, mostly women who
campaigned for the right to drive
and an end to male guardianship.
Birthdays
Anniversaries
Wednesday 23 May 1900
Sgt William Carney
becomes the ?rst AfricanAmerican to receive the
US Congressional Medal
of Honor for his bravery
during the American Civil
War, for ?ghting with
the 54th Massachusetts
Coloured Infantry in South
Carolina in July 1863.
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MONARCHY
The List
Favourites for our
own flower shows
As the Chelsea Flower Show
gets underway, Brits have been
revealed as a green-fingered
nation of garden lovers who are
happy to spend hundreds of
pounds on their plot. A survey by
home insurer Policy Expert found
that people spend an average
of �9 on their gardens every
year, with 10 per cent splashing
out more than �000. The top 10
favoured flowers are:
1 Daffodils
2 Roses
3 Lavender
4 Tulips
5 Pansy
6 Hydrangea
7 Sweet Peas
8 Lilies
9 Marigold
10 Sunflowers
Longest-serving heirs to the British throne
66 years,
104 days
Prince Charles
1952 to date
Edward VII
1841 to 1901
59 years,
74 days
George IV
1762 to 1820
Edward VIII
1910 to 1936
Elizabeth II
1936 to 1952
57 years,
170 days
25 years,
259 days
15 years,
57 days
Heirs around the world
Sheik Nawaf Al Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
may be the world's oldest crown prince
at 80 but he has only been heir apparent
years to the Kuwaiti throne for 12 years.
index
Crossword.............22
TV & Radio...........28
Food & Drink......33
Business..................38
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................46
A lifetime
in waiting
Celebrations began yesterday with a garden party at Buckingham Palace to
mark the impending 70th birthday of the Prince of Wales, Britain's
record-breaking heir apparent. Prince Charles turns 70 on 14 November and
for 66 of those years he has been the crown prince, exceeding the previous
record of a 59-year-wait for the British throne by Edward VII.
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The recycled paper content of UK
newspapers in 2017 was 64.6%
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Maxwell, R?n?B singer, 45;
Dame Joan Collins, actress,
85; Bob Mortimer (below),
comedian, 59; Martin
Parr, photographer, 66;
George Osborne, former
Chancellor, 47; Jewel,
pop singer, 44
46
years
Denmark's Crown Prince
Frederik, a youngster in
comparison at 49, has waited
for 46 years as heir apparent.
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Letter from
the Editor
UNITED STATES
ThePage3Profile
Oliver Duff
Letters literally can
be scent in the post
FRED THE LABRADOR, CARER
i@inews.co.uk
Lots of ?second? opinions
Letter writers will soon be able to
express sentiments in smells. The
US Postal Service is issuing its
?rst scratch-and-sniff stamps. The
stamps feature illustrations of ice
pops. It says the stamps will ?add
the sweet scent of summer?. The
20 stamps depict watercolours by
artist Margaret Berg.
PEOPLE
TV chef lost stone by
watching own show
Chef James Martin lost a stone in
weight after working in the highde?nition television world. The
TV presenter became aware that
larger screens, combined with HD
technology, ?show everything?.
?I?ve lost a stone-ish. I just think it?s
a lifestyle thing and also looking at
yourself on TV,? he said.
PHILIPPINES
Drug lords told ?go to
jail if you want to live?
A dog, nine ducks and a piggyback. How cute!
Isn?t it! At the grand old age of 10 and a half,
family pet Fred the Labrador has taken on the
mantle of a stay-at-home dad. The pooch has
adopted a clutch of nine orphan ducklings. And
he has taken to his new role like a duck to water.
How did he go from pet to parent?
Fred is a pet of the Goldsmith Family, who own
Mount?tchet Castle, near Stansted in Essex.
When it became apparent a family of ducklings
in the grounds had been orphaned by a fox last
Thursday, staff were worried for their welfare.
But they need not have feared, for Fred came to
the rescue taking the ducklings into his care.
A Mount?tchet Castle spokesman said:
?The ducklings? mum had disappeared and
a member of staff found them waddling
around the castle grounds alone. The team
were very worried about the ducklings but
Fred immediately took to them, and has been
babysitting ever since.?
Fred?s owner Jeremy Goldsmith added:
?Ducklings that age, they just want a mother
and they now have Fred, a stay-at-home dad.?
What does daddy daycare involve?
As Fred wanders around the castle grounds,
the ducklings are always in tow. When the
ducklings stop to rest, they can be found
nestled between his protective paws.
So maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks...
Well not entirely, it appears Fred has always
had a penchant for parenting. This is not the
?rst time he has taken on the task of providing
TLC for a rescue animal.
Last year, the Goldsmith family took in an
injured squirrel they found at the side of the
road and nicknamed it Fleabag. But it was Fred
who built up the bond with Fleabag, the pair
sitting side-by-side in the family kitchen.
Sally Guyoncourt
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23 MAY 2018
BUSINESS SPORT
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48-56
The Philippines leader has told drug
suspects to get arrested and stay
in jail if they want to live. President
Rodrigo Duterte was addressing
people who grew rich through illegal
drugs in Cebu province. He warned:
?You want to live longer? Stay in jail.
Do not go out of that facility. It would
not be healthy for you.?
UNITED STATES
NYSE appoints its
first female chief
The New York Stock Exchange
will be led by a woman for the ?rst
time in its 226-year history. Stacey
Cunningham, who started her
career as a ?oor clerk on the NYSE
trading ?oor, will be its new chief.
Now two top exchanges will be led
by women. Adena Friedman became
CEO of Nasdaq in early 2017.
An intriguing response from readers to Sunday?s
one-off ?second edition? of iweekend ? printed to
cover Saturday?s unusual royal wedding, the FA Cup
and Scottish Cup ?nals, and thrilling rugby.
?As a republican, it seems strange to be writing
this,? begins Cran?eld?s Dr Martin Lowe. ?But
congratulations on your coverage of the wedding.
Balanced, factual, neither gushing nor snarky, it
seemed to perfectly capture the mood of the event.? He
adds: ?I haven?t changed my opinions on the institution
as a whole, but the wedding did seem to be a gamechanger and your coverage re?ected this well.
?Next, a regular Sunday edition please.?
I received similar entreaties from Elizabeth Purvis
(?a breath of fresh air into Sunday?); Kevin and Diana
Hunt of Corsham, Wiltshire, who are open to saying
?bye bye Sunday Times?; and David Foxton (?the perfect
weekly catch-up?).
On this last request I must continue to disappoint,
although I am always pleased to be lobbied on any
possible improvement to your i. Most of the good
ideas in this paper are yours.
In Standish, near Wigan, Peter Catlow?s
conscientious newsagent procured him a copy of
the Sunday ?second edition?, assuming he wanted it.
?Nothing could be further from the truth!? declares
Peter, denouncing the royal wedding as ?guff?. He adds:
?We believe that you should reimburse us the cost of
the paper and delivery charge, in total � You wouldn?t
object to that, would you??
Certainly not. I aim to please. Peter: ?rst thing this
morning, I will visit the bank, Sellotape the resulting
pound coin to a compliments slip from the editor?s
of?ce, and post it to Standish.
Two readers re?ect differing opinions among
you on our Monday coverage of the nuptials.
Wake?eld?s George Cookson wanted more: ?So, if
you didn?t purchase the one-off Sunday edition, but
are a regular i reader, you missed out on coverage.
How disappointing.?
Duncan Brett, from Chale Green on the Isle of
Wight, disagrees. ?Thank you for publishing a special
souvenir Sunday edition. Those who didn?t want to
hear everything about the event could avoid it and
cope with the minimal coverage in Monday?s i!?
Karen Sadler of Redland, Bristol, chuckles: ?I
expect you will have had letters from your grumpier
republican readers. Take no notice. I thought your
Sunday edition was splendid and enjoyed the whole
thing immensely.?
Thanks as ever for your correspondence, praise
or criticism: it improves i and keeps us on our toes.
Til tomorrow.
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poliTical ediTor
More than half of homes and businesses will have ultra-fast internet
access by 2025 under plans to boost
the economy after Brexit, Chancellor Philip Hammond has pledged.
He announced the target of 15 million premises having full-?bre broadband connections ? up to 40 times
quicker than existing ?superfast?
internet ? by 2025.
The Chancellor told the CBI?s
annual dinner that improving the
national infrastructure was a key
part of government plans to grow
the economy after exiting the EU.
He said he would use ?all the tools
at the Government?s disposal? to ensure all parts of the United Kingdom Target: 40 times quicker broadband to
reach 15 million premises by 2025
would bene?t from full-?bre links.
Mr Hammond wants the number
of ultra-fast connections to increase
annually by two million over the next
seven years. ?If we are to achieve our
ambition of a truly high-speed economy, and keep up with our competitors, then we need a step change in
our approach,? he argued.
?I will set a target to see full-?bre
connections being available to 15 million premises, that?s the majority of
homes and businesses, by 2025. We
won?t do that by government diktat.
We will do it by creating the conditions for the market to deliver.?
Mr Hammond announced a review to improve Britain?s sluggish
productivity performance, urging
company bosses to play their part in
tackling the problem.
He said: ?We need business leaders to embrace innovation and tech-
Railcard still on buffers
Philip Hammond has sidestepped
a call to explain when the new
?millennial railcard? will be fully
rolled out across the country.
disclosed last week that plans to
introduce the cut-price travel card
for 26- to 30-year-olds nationwide
have been delayed amid ministerial
wrangling over its funding. So far
only 10,000 have been issued.
Tory Sir Patrick McLoughlin,
asked when his constituents would
be able to bene?t from the plans
announced in last year?s Budget.
The Chancellor replied: ?The
Department for Transport will
be announcing in due course
when the continuation of this
scheme will take place.?
nological change and to invest in
driving productivity growth.?
The CBI?s director-general, Carolyn Fairbairn, said: ?Businesses will
warmly welcome the Chancellor?s
commitment to widen full-fibre
broadband access, which will ensure
the UK remains competitive as the
pace of technologies change.?
n Theresa May faced further pressure over her Brexit strategy as Tory
MP Jacob Rees-Mogg accused the
Government of preparing to ?kowtow? to Brussels.
Mr Rees-Mogg, leader of the in?uential European Research Group,
said the approach adopted to negotiations was a ?sign of abject weakness? and urged her to prepare for
a faster ?no deal? Brexit if required.
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POLitics
POLicE
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o offer
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creased private sector involvement
in the NHS.
Jonathan Ashworth, the shadow
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will Health Secretary, accused Mrs
be challenged today to ?come clean? May of admitting the Lansley reover any new proposals to reverse forms had failed and needed to
controversial NHS reforms intro- be unpicked.
duced by the Coalition Government
?The Government should come
six years ago.
clean about their plans, or the pubIt follows reports that the lic has no reason to trust that we
G ove rnment is cons id e r ing won?t continue to see more of the
changes to the NHS structure in same Tory privatisation agenda,?
England as part of an overhaul of he said.
health spending.
The 2012 legislation was impleThe reorganisation, which was mented despite a Conservative
driven through by the previous manifesto pledge two years earlier
Health Secretary, Lord Lansley, that there would be no top-down
proved hugely contentious and was reorganisation of the health service.
fiercely criticised by doctors? and
It came under fire for increasnurses? leaders.
ing bureaucracy and fragmenting
Theresa May has commit- the NHS at a time when there were
ted the Government to increas- calls to integrate hospital and social
ing funding and offering a care more closely.
longer-term settlement for the
Government sources insisted the
NHS, with an announcement ex- focus of Mr Hunt?s work would be to
pected in the summer.
provide a funding model well into
New spending plans could, the the 2020s to help the health servBBC reported, include altering or ice cope better with the increasing
scrapping parts of the 2012 Health pressure of an ageing population.
and Social Care Act
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that there was no
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Why did the Health and Social Care
Act 2012 prove so controversial?
After promising ?no top down
reorganisation of the NHS?, David
Cameron did just that with a Bill that
brought in the most wide-ranging
reforms of the NHS since it was
founded in 1948.
What changed?
It transferred billions of pounds of
spending power into the hands of GPs
and their surgeries, all of whom were
now part of a clinical commissioning
group (CCG), responsible for about
60 per cent of the NHS budget. They
now directly commissioned services
such as planned hospital care, most
community health services, mental
health services and learning disability
services. This had previously been
done by Primary Care Trusts.
Health and wellbeing boards were
created which brought together the
NHS, public health, adult social care
and children?s services, including
councillors, to plan how best to meet
the needs of their local population
and tackle local inequalities in health.
This was central to the Government?s
vision of a more integrated approach
to health and social care.
How did medics react?
Clive Peedell, co-chairman of the
NHS Consultants Association and a
consultant clinical oncologist, was
among those who feared it would
open the door to the privatisation of
many services.
Has it led to ?creeping privatisation??
Not really. The number of contracts
awarded to non-NHS providers
has increased slightly, but at a rate
consistent with that before the Act.
What happens now?
Theresa May has promised a new
funding plan for the NHS in England.
However, no one appears to have
any appetite for another wholesale
reform so any changes are likely to
be minimal.
Sajid Javid will seek to offer an olive
branch to police of?cers today, telling
the rank and ?le ?I will be standing
with you?.
In a major departure from the
recent battles between the Government and the police, the Home Secretary will tell of?cers that they deserve
to be ?valued and respected?.
?I will give you the tools, the powers and the back-up that you need
to get the job done. For those of you
who stand on the frontline, be in no
doubt that I will be standing with
you,? he will say at the
Police Federation
co n fe re n ce i n
Birmingham.
Mr Javid
( righ t ) , w h o
took up the
position at the
Ho m e O f f i c e
last month, hopes
to draw a line under
an era of acrimony between the Department and the police.
Pointing to the experiences of his
brother, who is a senior police of?cer,
Mr Javid will make clear he understands the impact of the job.
?You?ve told me you?re feeling
stretched, overburdened and not
sufficiently rewarded,? the Cabinet
minister will tell them. ?I know your
work can take its toll on your mental
and physical health. And you deserve
to be respected and valued.?
His comments mark a significant shift in tone from previous
home secretaries.
Relations between the Home Of?ce
and the force hit rock bottom under
Theresa May at the same event four
years ago, when she stunned the federation by vowing to break the power
of the union.
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i WEDNESDAY
23 MAY 2018
5
Chelsea
feels the
love
A public square is
adorned with a ?oral
heart as part of the
Chelsea In Bloom
festival in London. The
annual show of ?oral
art, timed to coincide
with the RHS Chelsea
Flower Show nearby,
involves more than 60
shops, restaurants and
local businesses, which
compete for prizes
awarded by Royal
Horticultural Society
judges. This year?s
theme is the ?Summer
of Love?. TOBY MELVILLE/
REUTERS
HEALTH
Cutting down on meat ?reduces obesity risk?
By Tom Bawden
SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT
Fresh approach How voucher scheme improved diets
Meat is so fattening that even a moderately vegetarian diet makes you
considerably less likely to become
overweight, a study has found.
While giving up meat entirely ? red
meat in particular ? is a better way
to avoid obesity in middle to old age,
a largely plant-based diet is an extremely good start, researchers say.
?Our study suggests that a more
plant-based and less animal-based
diet beyond strict adherence to
vegan or vegetarian diets may be
beneficial for preventing obesity
in middle-aged and elderly populations,? said Zhangling Chen, from the
Erasmus University Medical Centre
in Rotterdam.
?In other words, eating a plantbased diet to protect against obesity
does not require a radical change in
diet or a total elimination of meat or
animal products,? she added.
For most people, moving to a mildly vegetarian diet would involve only
a moderate reduction of red meat
consumption or eating a few more
vegetables, she said.
Previous research has suggested
that vegan or vegetarian diets high
Fruit and vegetable vouchers have
brought signi?cant nutritional
improvements to the diets of
low-income families, researchers
have found.
The UK Healthy Start scheme,
which sees 450,000 families receive
vouchers worth �10 per week per
child, has increased their
spending on fresh fruit
and vegetables by about
15 per cent.
Researchers from
the Universities
increase in spending on
introduction of the
of Bristol and
fruit and vegetables by
scheme. They found
Manchester, with the
low-income
eligible
households
Institute for Fiscal
families receiving
were spending an extra
Studies, assessed the
Healthy Start
�43 on fresh fruit and
affect of the scheme,
vouchers
vegetables each month, a
which was launched in
rise of 15 per cent.
November 2006.
Dr Stephanie von Hinke, from the
The scheme, which is means-tested,
Department of Economics at the
targets pregnant women and families
University of Bristol, said: ?Here is
with children aged one to three ?
evidence of a scheme that actually
giving them vouchers to spend on
works and has increased spending on
fruit, vegetables and milk.
fruit and vegetables among a group of
Using scanner data recording
households that need it the most.?
all grocery purchases families take
The research was published in the
home, the researchers compared
Journal of Health Economics.
baskets before and after the
15%
in plant-based foods and eliminating all or the vast majority of animal products may cut the risk of
developing obesity.
But this study, conducted over
three decades, is the ?rst to establish
that a less strict vegetarian diet also
considerably cuts the risk of obesity
later in life.
The researchers did a series of
tests involving varying degrees of a
vegetarian diet and body mass index
(BMI), waist circumference, fat mass
index, fat-free mass index, and body
fat percentage over the long term.
There were 9,641 middle-aged and
elderly participants ? with an average age of 62.
Between 1986 and 2016, participants had their height, weight, and
waist circumference measured every
three to ?ve years, while fat mass and
fat-free mass were measured using
dual X-ray scanning every three to
?ve years from 2002 to 2016.
Participants who had higher scores
on the plant-based diet index had a
lower BMI over the long term, mainly
due to lower body fat mass. The ?ndings were presented at the European
Congress on Obesity in Vienna.
Industry fails sugar test, page 10
RETAIL
Tesco scraps veg
best-before dates
By Serina Sandhu
Tesco is set to scrap ?best-before?
labels from nearly all of its ownbrand fruit and vegetables in an
effort to cut down on food waste.
It comes after the supermarket found some customers were
disposing of foods because they
were confused by the difference
between ?best-before? and ?useby? dates.
?We have made this change to
fruit and vegetable packaging as
they are among the most wasted
foods,? said Mark Little, Tesco?s
head of food waste.
Two million tonnes of food is
thrown out in UK homes each
year because it is not being used in
time, according to waste reduction
body Wrap. A third of this waste is
down to how shoppers interpret
the dates on the packaging.
Wrap hopes to study how consumers react to the changes.
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TRIBUTE
Mancunian
singalong
shows
solidarity
By Dean Kirby
NORTHERN CORRESPONDENT
People observe the
one-minute silence;
Theresa May with
Mayor of Greater
Manchester, Andy
Burnham; and a
woman carries a
handmade heart GETTY
we come together as people of different faiths and none, as we remember
before God those whose lives were
lost, and those whose lives have been
changed forever.?
Many among the crowd of several
thousand people who were watching the service on a big screen in the
sunshine in Cathedral Gardens shed
tears during the minute?s silence.
The moment of reflection was
marked at UK government buildings
including the House of Commons, at
the Grenfell Tower inquiry in London,
and at a Buckingham Palace garden
party, where the Duke and Duchess of
Sussex were attending their ?rst of?cial engagement as a married couple.
Twenty-two multicoloured candles
were lit inside Manchester Cathedral
for the victims, and the Halle Youth
Choir sang ?Over the Rainbow?. The
Duke of Cambridge read a passage
from the Bible on the gift of love.
Liz Agbettoh, church warden at
St Ann?s Church, where Mancunians
lit candles yesterday, said: ?People
have come together in a real show of
strength, community and hope.
?Everybody wants to do something
to remember that day and to show
their solidarity.?
PEOPLE
?To help us to heal. That?s why
we came back here today?
By Dean Kirby
Marcus Rashford, page 53
On the street outside Manchester
Arena, James Bend was looking at
a row of hearts that had been tied to
a piece of string in memory of the 22
people who died in last year?s attack.
The 20-year-old Ariana Grande fan,
who was among the 14,000-strong
crowd at that fateful concert, was one
of the many returning to the venue on
the ?rst anniversary of the bombing
to pay tribute to the victims.
The story of that night has been
permanently etched in the tattoos up
his right arm, where a Manchester
worker bee now sits proudly next to
a line of Grande?s lyrics: ?The hard
times are golden because they all lead
to better days.?
He had his ?rst ever tattoo shortly
after surviving the concert.
?That night, I just remember everyone running. I?ve cried a lot since
then,? he said. In St Ann?s Square,
company worker, paid tribute to a
?pocket rocket in skyscraper heels?
who died shielding her sister Claire
Booth and 11-year-old niece Hollie.
Ms Brewster?s family said: ?Kelly
was such a beautiful person inside
and out and she will forever be in our
hearts and thoughts.?
Rhiannon Graves, from Hull,
was at the concert when the attack
happened. Joining the crowd outside
the cathedral, the 17-year-old told
the BBC she ?had to be here to show
love and solidarity?. She added:
?I had just left the concert
arena when it went off ? I?ll
never forget it.?
Her 18-year-old friend,
Lois Beaumont, who had
also been at the concert,
said she thought about it
?every day... I wanted to come
to show my respects for those
who didn?t make it?.
which became a focal point for the
city?s grief after the bombing, young
girls wearing white ?One Love?
tops laid flowers and stood wiping
away tears.
Others could be seen lighting candles and sitting silently in the cool
of St Ann?s Church, or fastening
Beth Clarke hangs a string of
handmade hearts GETTY
Robby Potter was hit by
shrapnel as he stood in the
foyer of the arena as he
waited for his daughter
Tegan. Speaking after
the service, Mr Potter
told Sky News: ?It
brought a lot of memories back, but it was
somewhere we had to
come to support the families
who have lost people.
messages to a memorial tree. ?Stay
strong our kid,? one message said.
Later in Cathedral Gardens, during the national one minute?s silence,
a single pink balloon ?oated above a
crowd of several thousand people and
disappeared into the blue sky.
On the concourse of the nearby
Victoria Station, which leads up to
the Arena, families of the victims had
earlier left ?owers, photographs and
teddy bears.
Carl Garforth, 46, who had walked
through the Arena foyer with his
teenage daughters just seconds before the blast and ran back in to give
?rst aid to the victims, was returning
to the venue for the ?rst time.
He had walked past terrorist Salman Abedi just seconds before the
killer triggered the suicide bomb.
?It?s a hard thing to have in your
mind all the time,? he said. ?That?s
why we came back here today, to help
us to heal.?
?We were very lucky, we know how
lucky we are. It?s a case of standing
strong. The country stood strong,
especially Manchester.?
Tegan said: ?It was good, but I felt
dead sorry for those who lost people,
and just how lucky I am that my dad?s
still here.?
Dan Hett, (inset) whose brother
Martyn died in the attack, told the
BBC the support he had received had
been ?overwhelming?.
Mancunians sang ?Don?t Look
Back In Anger? and The Beatles
anthem ?All You Need Is Love?
as they ended a day of events to
mark the ?rst anniversary of the
Manchester Arena terror attack.
Thousands of people, including
young fans of the US singer Ariana Grande, gathered in Albert
Square, a scene of remembrance
on the day after the bombing, for
a communal singalong as the sun
began to set.
Oasis?s classic ? which has become something of an anthem for
Manchester since the bombing ?
was belted out with one voice.
The crowd also sang ?One Day
Like This? by Elbow, ?Never Forget? by Take That and Ariana
Grande?s ?One Last Time?.
More than 3,000 singers from
local choirs joined forces to share
the spirit of solidarity at the Manchester Together ? With One
Voice event.
Among those performing were
the Manchester Survivors? Choir,
a group made up of people who
were at the arena on the night of
the bombing, and the Parrs Wood
High School?s Harmony Group,
which performed with Ariana
Grande when the singer returned
to the city for the One Love tribute concert last year.
The Lord Mayor of Manchester, June Hitchen, said: ?We are
going to show the world that we
stand together.?
Thousands sang Oasis?s hit ?Don?t
Look Back In Anger? yesterday
He said he had been hugged by
everyone from an ?old lady in a
supermarket to a 6ft biker? and
picked up off his feet.
Visit inews.co.uk for
video about the
incredible journey of
teddy bear knitted by
Martyn Hett?s mother
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EDUCATION
COURTS
Grammar schools
?offer no positive
impact for pupils?
Mother guilty
of forcing girl
into marriage
By Richard Vaughan
EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT
Ministers? plans to expand grammar
schools will provide ?no added bene?t? to students by age 14 compared
with those who attend non-selective
schools, research suggests.
Attending a grammar had ?no
positive impact? upon teenagers? attitudes towards schools, self-esteem,
future aspirations or their English
vocabulary, academics said.
The study, by the UCL Institute
of Education, comes weeks after the
Government announced controversial plans to pump �m into creatResearchers analysed
data from 883 children
in England and 733 children in
Northern Ireland who had similar
academic achievements and
came from families with similar
incomes and education levels.
ing more places at grammar schools.
Those who led the research say the
cash should be directed elsewhere.
Professor John Jerrim said: ?Our
?ndings suggest that the money the
Government is planning to spend on
grammar school expansion is unlikely to bring bene?ts for young people.
?Even those children who are likely
to ?ll these new places are unlikely to
be happier, more engaged at school
or have higher levels of academic
achievement by the end of Year 9,?
he added.
Josh Hillman, director of education at the Nuffield Foundation,
which funded the study, said: ?It is increasingly dif?cult to understand the
Government?s rationale for spending
money on expanding selective education rather than on improving education for all young people.?
Shadow education secretary
Angela Rayner said the study was
the latest evidence that the Prime
Minister?s ?pet project will fail on its
own terms?.
By Richard Vernalls
Ghost ship ready for Regatta
A three-dimensional 17th century
ship has been projected on to
Salthouse Dock in Liverpool,
ahead of this year?s Three Festivals
Tall Ships Regatta. It is a British
premiere of the artwork by Studio
Biangle, which has previously
appeared at the Amsterdam Light
Festival and in Berlin. The 3D
image is created by projecting the
image of a ship into a mist of water
droplets from different angles.
The Regatta takes place over the
late May bank holiday. PA
A mother has been convicted of duping her teenage daughter to go to
Pakistan and forcing her to marry,
in the ?rst successful prosecution of
its type.
The woman, who cannot be named
for legal reasons, was found guilty at
Birmingham Crown Court, where a
jury heard how the victim had sobbed
as she was married to a male relative
16 years her senior. Some years earlier, the man had taken the girl?s virginity after a marriage contract was
entered into against the girl?s will.
The then 13-year-old had to undergo an abortion on returning to the
UK, with her GP reporting his concerns to social services.
As the girl approached her 18th
birthday, she was tricked by her
mother into going to Pakistan on what
she believed was a family holiday.
The mother was convicted of deceiving the victim to go to Pakistan in
order to enter into a false marriage,
of forcing a marriage and of perjury,
after she later lied about the incident
in the High Court after concerns
were raised by the authorities.
She will be sentenced today.
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SOCIETY
Swimmers in trouble told to not panic and float on back
By Sally Guyoncourt
Fighting the instinct to swim saved
seven lives in the water last year, the
RNLI said yesterday as it repeated
advice to simply ?oat.
The latest figures on coastal fatalities showed 109 people lost their
lives at the seaside in the UK last
year, 91 per cent of them men.
The charity RNLI said ?remembering to float helped prevent at
least seven people from drowning
during dangerous situations in the
water in 2017?. One of those was
16-year-old Evan Crisp from Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
He had been jumping over waves
with friends when he got swept out
to sea. Evan?s father had watched
helplessly as his son was swept away
last June from the shore at Beadnell
Bay, Northumbria, and called 999 for
the Coastguard.
Evan said: ?I tried to fight the
water and swim hard, but I quickly
realised this wasn?t working and I
was in serious danger of drowning.
?I remembered the advice to ?oat
on my back from the RNLI cinema
advert I?d seen a fortnight earlier.
?This helped me catch my breath
and calm down before then trying
to swim to safety. Despite my legs
Safety advice Respect the water
Floating rather than swimming is the
best policy if you fall into cold water,
according to the Royal National
Lifeboat Institution?s Respect the
Water campaign.
Sudden immersion in water below
15癈 puts people at severe risk of
cold water shock, according to the
RNLI. It says the shock triggers the
instinct to gasp uncontrollably for
breath, thrash about and try to swim,
which in turn means more water
enters the airways, increases the
strain on the heart, cools the skin,
reduces buoyancy by letting air
escape from clothing, and can quickly
lead to drowning.
Instead of immediately trying to
swim, the charity is calling on the
public to ?ght that instinct and ?oat
for up to 90 seconds to acclimatise to
the shock.
It claims leaning back in the
water, extending your arms and
legs, keeping your airways clear and
allowing your breathing to return to
normal is key before attempting to
swim or call for help.
cramping badly, thankfully I made it
to a yacht.
?Ultimately I think the RNLI?s advice to ?oat saved my life,? said Evan.
Figures for coastal deaths have
dropped from 156 in 2016 to 109 in
2017. But as the Bank Holiday and
school half-term approaches and
families flock to the seaside, the
RNLI is once again urging the public
stay calm and ?oat if they ?nd themselves in dif?culty in cold water.
According to the RNLI?s 2018 Respect the Water campaign, ?oating
rather than swimming ?will keep the
airways clear and allow you to regain
control of your breathing?.
EUROPE
MEPs furious
at easy ride for
Facebook chief
By Jon Stone
An attempted grilling of Facebook
boss Mark Zuckerberg at the European Parliament ended in acrimony
last night amid accusations he had
been let off the hook.
An opening statement by Mr Zuckerberg was followed by a succession
of meandering questions by MEPs ?
with the social network founder then
given 15 minutes to answer questions
at the end as he chose, with no right to
follow-up for the questioners.
The format of the meeting, which
was only even made public after an
earlier rebellion by MEPs during
the planning stage, meant Mr Zuckerberg barely broke a sweat during
questioning ? apart from at the end,
where he appeared uncomfortable
when pressed to give better answers
by MEPs speaking out of turn.
Mr Zuckerberg promised he would
?make sure that we follow up with
each of you afterwards? and ?have
someone to come to do a full hearing
soon to answer more of the technical
questions as well?.
But most MEPs did not seem impressed. Speaking out of turn, Green
group co-leader Philippe Lamberts
said: ?Will you allow users to escape
In his prepared statement
at the beginning Mr
Zuckerberg apologised to Europe
for fake news and for not doing
enough to recognise foreign
interference in elections, and the
misuse of data by developers.
targeted advertising? I mean I asked
you six yes or no questions, I got not a
single answer! You asked for this format for a reason.?
Guy Verhofstadt, the liberal group
leader, said : ?Today?s pre-cooked format was inappropriate and helped to
ensure that Mr Zuckerberg could get
away without answering any of our
fundamental questions.
?I trust as a minimum that written answers from Facebook will be
forthcoming. If these written questions are not accurately answered
in detail the EU competition authorities will have to be activated and
legislation sharpened.?
Antonio Tajani, the president
of the European Parliament, who
had organised the session, excused the Facebook CEO by saying Mr Zuckerberg had a flight to
catch.THE INDEPENDENT
European Parliament president Antonio Tajani, right, welcomes Facebook
chief executive Mark Zuckerberg in Brussels yesterday AP
Sunken galleon ?contains billions in lost treasure?
A Spanish galleon that sunk off the coast of Colombia
more than 300 years ago contains billions of dollars
worth of treasure, experts at the Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institution believe. The San Jos�, which
was ?rst discovered in 2015, has been described as
?the holy grail of shipwrecks?. Loaded with gold, silver,
emeralds, and other priceless objects, its bounty is
believed to be worth as much as �n. AP
ENVIRONMENT
SOCIETY
Gove?s clean air strategy
?neglects city pollution?
No need to say
?thank you?
By Jon Vale and Elizabeth Arnold
A senior Conservative MP has criticised the Government?s clean air
strategy, as he called for more action
to tackle air pollution in urban areas.
Other Tory and Labour MPs also
called for more action on transport in
response to Michael Gove?s ?agship
document, which the Environment
Secretary called ?the most ambitious
steps yet to accelerate our progress
towards cleaner air?.
Neil Parish, chairman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, said: ?The strategy
is not as wide-ranging as it could be.?
He added: ?I welcome the fact that
we mean to clean up our wood burning stoves and we need to deal with
agricultural pollution, but we need to
deal with hotspots in our inner cities
in particular.?
He called for the Government to
do more to extend clean public transport in urban areas, replicating what
had been done in the capital.
Mr Parish, asking an urgent question in the Commons yesterday,
urged ministers to work more with
their colleagues in transport to provide support for local councils.
Tory chairwoman of the Health
and Social Care select committee,
Sarah Wollaston, said there was a
?compelling case? to get Britain moving and out of cars.
Mr Gove said ministers were working with local authorities to tackle
roadside nitrogen dioxide.
By Sally Guyoncourt
Societies around the world
have such an unspoken
expectation of co-operation
that the words ?thank you?
are frequently redundant,
researchers have concluded.
?We ?nd an abundance
of episodes in which people
successfully elicit another?s
provision of service or support
in the practicalities of everyday
life,? said the authors of
the report.
?What is striking,
however, is that most of
these episodes culminate
without the bene?ciaries
expressing gratitude.?
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SOCIETY
Doctors hit out
at food industry
over failure to
cut sugar content
Bishop ?thought
royal wedding
invitation was
a joke at first?
By Rachael Burnett and
Ella Pickover
Leading doctors have expressed
their disappointment over the
food industry?s ?lack of progress?
in reducing sugar in popular
children?s foods.
As part of a government drive
to curb soaring levels of childhood
obesity, retailers, manufacturers,
restaurants, cafes and pub
chains were asked to cut
5 per cent of sugar by August 2017.
But a report by Public
Health England (PHE)
found that for retailers?
own-brand and manufacturer-branded products
there has been only a 2 per
cent reduction.
Overall, of?cials called on the food
industry to cut sugar in popular
children?s products by 20 per cent
by 2020. But the PHE report, which
analysed the progress in the year
after the Government?s childhood
obesity plan, found that chocolate,
biscuits and puddings have shown
no reduction in sugar.
Sugar content in puddings has
actually increased.
Some leading medics questioned
the voluntary approach for encouraging the food industry to cut sugar.
And the Royal College of Paediat-
rics and Child Health described the
results as ?hugely disappointing?.
A third of children are overweight
or obese by the time they leave primary school, according to official
figures. PHE said it ?recognises
there are more sugar-reduction
plans from the food industry in the
pipeline? and that some changes to
products took effect after the ?rst
year cut-off point.
Duncan Selbie, PHE?s
chief executive, told the
Health and Social Care
Select Committee that
the organisation had
?struggled to be disappointed because it is
such early days?.
And the health body?s
chief nutritionist, Dr Alison
Tedstone, told the group of MPs
that it was a ?glass half full? report.
But the former Labour health
minister Ben Bradshaw said: ?You
say it is too early but why did you
set a one-year target which has been
failed miserably??
Mr Selbie said he hoped to see
progress accelerate before next
year and believed the 20 per cent
reduction by 2020 could still be met.
Public health minister Steve
Brine added: ?The results are of
the first year, they are not where
we want them to be, but I think it is
early days.?
By Henry Vaughan
First event for just-marrieds
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex?s
?rst royal event as a married couple
saw Prince Harry pay tribute to his
father?s charitable work.
In a Buckingham Palace garden
party to mark Prince Charles?s 70th
birthday, the Duke described how his
father?s efforts championing causes
such as heritage and vulnerable
young people had inspired him and
his brother, the Duke of Cambridge.
The Duchess wore a chic dress
by Goat and a hat by Irish milliner
Philip Treacy.
The American Bishop Michael Curry
said he thought his invitation to
preach at the royal wedding was an
April Fool?s joke.
His passionate 14-minute sermon
was one of the standout moments
of Saturday?s ceremony. Entitled
?The Power of Love?, it was the most
tweeted-about moment of the day, according to Twitter.
But Bishop Curry (inset) said he
thought the invitation to speak at
Duke and Duchess of Sussex?s wedding was a prank. He told ITV?s Good
Morning Britain: ?I thought somebody was doing an
April Fool?s joke on
me. I just didn?t
in my wildest
imagination??
The Bishop
said he ?had no
idea? his speech
had caused such
a stir, adding:
?When I sat down
from the sermon I remember thinking to myself, ?I hope
that was OK?.?
The speech had many people
reaching for their handkerchiefs,
but for some others it highlighted
the culture gap between the US
and Britain. Some commentators joked that the Royal Family was somewhat blindsided by the
emotional address.
The American actor Josh Gad
tweeted: ?Watching the Brits watch
an American preacher do his thing in
Windsor is giving me life right now.
?It?s like watching Metallica do a
concert at the Old Globe.?
POLITICS
CRIME
Scottish leader appeals for Conservatives to ?be joyful?
Banned driver
gets straight
back in car
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
The Tory leader in Scotland, Ruth
Davidson, has warned that the party
under Theresa May is too ?dour, joyless and authoritarian? to appeal to
sceptical voters.
In a wounding attack on the Conservatives? image, she appealed to
the party to stop ?hectoring the people we need to vote for us?.
Her comments came at the launch
? attended by several ministers and
Tory MPs ? of a new centre-right
think-tank, Onward.
She said: ?Sometimes as Tories we
just look a bit dour. We look a bit joyless, a bit authoritarian sometimes.
?We don?t get to win if we start
hectoring the people we need to vote
for us. We don?t get to say ?just stand
on the right? like every Tube message out there.
?We?ve got to learn to be a bit more
joyful and that?s something that we
have tried to learn in Scotland. When
you do it with a smile, they actually get behind you.?
Ms Davidson (inset),
who is tipped as a potential leader of the
UK Conservative Party,
smiled as she began her
speech, telling her audience: ?I?m going to create
news now.?
Her comments came ahead
of a meeting with Mrs May in Down-
ing Street. The Prime Minister has
been widely attacked for failing
to project an optimistic message during last year?s general election campaign.
Ms Davidson?s appeal
to project a more upbeat
and modern message was
echoed by the Environment Secretary, Michael
Gove, who said: ?What we
Conservatives need to do is to
remember we need to be happy.?
SCIENCE
Transgender teenagers ?show brain activity of desired sex?
By Sally Guyoncourt
Transgender teenagers have the typical brain activity of the gender they
would prefer to be, say scientists.
A study of transgender adolescents using MRI brain scans revealed cerebral activity which more
closely resembled that of the sex
they wished to embrace rather than
the one they were biologically.
Lead researcher Dr Julie Bakker,
from the University of Li鑗e in Belgium, said: ?We now have evidence
that sexual differentiation of the
brain differs in young people with
gender dysphoria, as they show
functional brain characteristics that
are typical of their desired gender.?
The ?ndings, presented at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting in Barcelona this week,
suggest differences in brain function
may occur early in development.
At present, young people with
gender dysphoria are often offered
psychotherapy or hormones to delay
puberty so decisions on transgender
therapy can be made at an older age.
Scientists believe brain imaging
could now be used in identi?cation
of transgenderism in youngsters.
By Flora Thompson
A driver has been jailed for getting
back into his car just minutes after
being banned.
Police spotted Jordache Williamson, 27, of Romford, Essex, behind the
wheel of his Mercedes C200 as he left
court having collected paperwork for
being banned from driving.
He had been convicted in his absence and was given a community
order at Hastings magistrates? court
for failing to provide a blood sample
when of?cers suspected he had been
driving in Eastbourne, East Sussex,
while under the in?uence.
When stopped nearby, court documents were found on the front seat of
his car which included underlined instructions about the ban and a handwritten reminder which said: ?From
now ? do not drive!? He was jailed for
eight weeks on 27 April and his car
was ordered to be destroyed. Police
released the information yesterday.
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INQUIRY
Victims of the Grenfell ?re: Maria del Pilar Burton (left); Rania
Ibrahim and her daughters Fathia, ?ve, and Hania, three (above);
Deborah Lamprell (below left); the Choucair family ? Mierna, 13,
Fatima, 11, and Zainab, three (below)
Relatives of Grenfell victims tell
of struggles to cope with loss
By Jemma Crew
A woman who died seven
months after the Grenfell Tower
fire and an opera worker who
?always had a smile on her face?
were the latest victims to be
commemorated at the inquiry.
Tributes were paid to 74-yearold Maria del Pilar Burton,
widely considered to be the 72nd
victim of the June 14 blaze, and
Deborah Lamprell, 45, who died
in the ?re.
Also remembered was Rania
Ibrahim, 31, who live-streamed
her final moments from the
top floor of the tower where
she was trapped with her
young daughters.
Tributes were paid to the
Choucair family, including
Nadia, 33, her husband Bassem
Choukair, 40, their three children Mierna, 13, Fatima, 11, and
Zainab, three, along with their
grandmother Sirria, 60.
Mrs Burton?s health deteriorated badly following the blaze,
her husband of 34 years, Nicholas, said.
Ms Lamprell, known as Debbie, was described by her mother
Miriam as a ?happy and ful?lled?
woman who loved being around
people.
In a statement read out by Ms
Lamprell?s Opera Holland Park
colleague, Michael Volpe, she
spoke of her guilt at encouraging her daughter to move into a
council block where she thought
she would be safe.
The night she died, Ms Lamprell sent a text to say she was
safe at home, her mother said,
which read: ?I?ve got in, mum,
all?s well, goodnight, god bless.?
The sister of Ms Ibrahim,
Rasha Ibrahim, told the hear-
SOCIETY
Art to cover
scene of spy
poisoning
By Thomas Hornall
One of the key sites at the centre of the Skripal poisoning
case poses ?no risk to public
health? and is set to reopen
this weekend.
An area of The Maltings in
Salisbury city centre ? where
former spy Sergei Skripal and
daughter Yulia were found unconscious ? was released from
government control yesterday
following decontamination work.
Distress Horror images
A woman collapsed outside the
Grenfell Tower inquiry after
footage of the burning building
was shown without warning.
The ?lm had formed part of a
commemoration to the Choucair
family, three generations of
whom died in the ?re.
Inquiry staff failed to notify
those in attendance that images
showing ?ames engul?ng the
block were to be shown.
Huge distress instantly
washed over the room and
people began ?ooding from
the room in tears.
Bernard Richmond QC,
counsel to the inquiry was
forced to pause the video. He
said: ?I?m sorry that the warning
that should have been put out
didn?t get put out.?
ing of her desperation to understand why her sister and her
daughters, Hania Hassan, three,
and Fathia Hassan, four, had
died. In a statement read to the
inquiry, she said: ?It is so important for me to understand how I
have lost Rania, my beloved sister, while my children, who are
still so young, have lost their little cousins ? I cannot lay them to
rest yet.?
Hisam Choucair, brother of
Nadia and the son of Sirria, told
the room he had been broken by
losing six members of his family.
He said: ?These are my memories. These are the facts. But
I have not been able to grieve,
it has just been one thing after
another. In one night I have lost
half of my family. I feel like a
stranger now. It has destroyed
everything. I feel like part of me
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Alistair Cunningham, chairman of Salisbury Recovery Coordinating Group, said: ?There?s
no risk to public health, it?s a simple message. There?s no doubt
the site is clean.
?Our plan is to do as much as
we can in the next few days ...
because it?s a vital economic link
for the town centre.?
There are no plans to replace
the bench where the Skripals
collapsed, but the council was
looking at a possible art installation, Mr Cunningham said.
He added around �0,000
had been given to affected local
businesses, which saw revenues
drop by up to 80 per cent in the
immediate aftermath of the poisoning on 4 March.
?Sex slave? tweeter suspended
By Karl McDonald
The chairman of Labour?s Lewisham East constituency party
has been suspended pending investigation over
tweets that discussed
shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry (inset) as an Isis
sex slave.
Ian McKenzie, a
former adviser to John
Prescott, masterminded the
selection of Janet Daby for the
Lewisham East safe seat by-election. She triumphed over candi-
dates backed by Momentum and
Unite perceived to be more supportive of Jeremy Corbyn.
Mr McKenzie?s tweets were
brought to light by campaigner Owen Jones.
?Emily Thornberry
is too old for Isis,?
read a tweet from
2016. ?They won?t
make a sex slave of
her. They?ll behead her
and dump her in a mass
grave.? In 2017, he clarified
the tweets, claiming he had been
criticising her stance towards
negotiation with Isis.
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Are Trump and Kim getting cold feet about talks?
Both sides want a deal but the latest signs are not encouraging. By Andrew Buncombe
T
he ?talks about the talks?
have been long under way,
with each side seeking
to arrive at the Donald
Trump and Kim Jong-un
summit in the strongest position,
but the protagonists could be getting
cold feet.
It has been billed as the most
signi?cant geopolitical encounter
since the end of the Cold War, but
doubts have set in after North Korea
cancelled an event with South Korea.
Mr Kim?s move, including a threat
to call the meeting off, appeared to
be a response to the US National
Security Adviser, John Bolton,
saying Pyongyang ought to give up
all its nuclear weapons as a starting
point. Now, in what may be the latest
display of diplomatic manoeuvring,
it has been reported that Mr Trump
is suddenly having second thoughts
about the meeting.
Having initially approached his
meeting with Mr Kim with typical
swagger and appearing pleased by
suggestions he would win the Nobel
Peace Prize for doing so, Mr Trump
is said to be increasingly fearing
that the meeting could end up as a
political embarrassment and not the
historic, presidency-de?ning event
he intended it to be.
While he is not yet threatening
to pull out, a report in The New York
Times said he had in recent days
?peppered aides with questions
about the wisdom of proceeding?.
It said on Saturday night he called
President Moon Jae-in of South
Korea to ask why the North?s public
statement seemed to contradict the
private assurances previously given.
It is not clear whether Mr Trump
is simply mirroring Mr Kim with
his ?hot-cold? approach to the
pre-summit positioning. Some
believe Mr Trump ? desperate
to pull off a meeting that none of
his predecessors could achieve
? has appeared too enthusiastic,
potentially giving leverage to his
North Korean counterpart.
Christine Ahn, a Korea expert
and founder of Women Cross DMZ,
a global movement of women that
DIPLOMACY
?If it doesn?t
happen now,
maybe later?
By David Brunnstrom
IN WASHINGTON
US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a meeting in the White House yesterday to
discuss Mr Trump?s planned summit with Kim Jong-un; an anti-Kim rally in Seoul (below) AFP/GETTY IMAGES
has worked for peace on the Korean
peninsula, said both sides wanted
the meeting to happen.
?Trump wants a deal. He wants a
legacy. And of course, North Korea
wants it,? Ms Ahn said. ?And the
circumstances are vastly different
to any time before because of the
efforts of [South Korean leader]
Moon Jae-in and his team.?
Yet, Ms Ahn said for all of the US
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo?s
claims that the US and North
Korean leaders have a ?shared
understanding? of the summit?s
objectives, the reality might be
different. While the US says its
aim is ?complete irreversible,
veri?able denuclearisation? of the
Korean peninsula, there appear to
be different de?nitions of what that
means, and how it might be reached.
Meanwhile, said Ms Ahn, North
Korea wants ?a phased agreement?.
?Let?s start establishing trust and
move to the next process ? that is
what Kim wants,? she said.
There might other motivations
for Mr Trump ensuring that the
meeting happens. One of the
Singapore hotels tipped to host
the meeting is the Marina Bay
Sands. The three-tower, 2,561room property is owned by the Las
Vegas Sands Corporation, whose
billionaire chairman, Sheldon
Adelson, was one of the biggest
?nancial backers of Mr Trump?s
2016 presidential bid.
Mr Adelson, 84, whose Las Vegas
Sands received a one-time gain of
$670m (�0m) as a result of Mr
Trump?s tax Bill, recently agreed to
donate $30m to a fund intended to
stop the Republicans losing control
of the House of Representatives in
the November mid-terms.
News of his donation was followed
by Mr Trump?s announcement that
he was pulling the US out of the Iran
nuclear deal and moving its Israel
embassy to Jerusalem, two things
that had long been policy priorities
for Mr Adelson. THE INDEPENDENT
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US President Donald Trump
has said there is a ?substantial
chance? a historic summit with
North Korea?s Kim Jong-un next
month may be delayed.
He was speaking as he prepared
to host an urgent meeting with
South Korean President Moon
Jae-in yesterday following concerns that the planned meeting
with Mr Kim on denuclearisation
next month might fall apart.
?If it does not happen, maybe it
will happen later,? Mr Trump was
quoted as saying at the start of his
talks with Mr Moon.
Mr Moon?s White House visit
was intended to be a ?ne-tuning
of the US and South Korean
strategy for dealing with Mr Kim
at what would be the first-ever
meeting between US and North
Korean leaders.
But the White House was
caught off guard when, in a drastic
change of tone, North Korea last
week condemned the latest USSSouth Korean air combat drills,
suspended North-South talks
and threw into doubt the summit with Mr Trump if Pyongyang
was pushed toward ?unilateral
nuclear abandonment?.
Mr Trump has insisted he remains committed to the 12 June
summit in Singapore but privately has wondered whether North
Korea is serious about the process
of denuclearising.
His aides are said to be looking
to Mr Moon to help determine
whether Mr Kim is taking a harder line against denuclearisation
than South Korea had previously
communicated to them. REUTERS
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WHY? SERIES 2
Should we
look back
in anger?
It turned a
mirror on
Britain
Watch out for
the economy
minister
There could
be a ?Brexit
moment?
The problem?
Too many
customers
Not helpful
for teen?s
mental health
Daily Mirror
The Times
Al Jazeera
The Telegraph
EveningStandard
Digital Spy
The de?ant message
of the memorials is
that good people will
never be divided by
terror. We will never
fully understand what
drove the bomber to
be so wicked, but we
are inspired by the
incredible response of
individuals, families,
communities and...
Manchester.
(Editorial)
Britain today is not
quite the same country
that it was for the
last royal wedding
seven years ago. We
all know it. We are
more wary, more
bitter, less comfortable
with our absurdities
and altogether less
con?dent in our
national trajectory. It
can feel like we?re in
a rut.
(Hugo Rifkind)
Regardless of whether
their coalition survives
the two parties have
already won in Italy
the kind of ?cultural
war? promoted by
Steve Bannon. They
have established a
consensus over the idea
of an Italian nation that
draws on our fascist
and colonial past.
(Vito Laterza)
The anti-repeal
side is praying for a
Brexit moment, for a
countryside rebellion
against big city
liberalism. If it does
happen, it won?t be
because of Catholicism
but because the issue
presents itself as a
matter of life and death.
(Tim Stanley)
Changing times might
be pushing people on
to different, already
busy, services. While
an eight-carriage
train might have
worked in the past,
the pressure on
the system means
12 carriages are
needed. The new
services have to run
like clockwork.
(Anthony Smith)
Is the show doing
enough to reassure
young viewers that
there is a world beyond
the pain of growing
up? Not at all. It solely
shows that others are
suffering, not that there
can be a positive future
after trauma. There
is not nearly enough
hope, for characters
or audience.
(Catherine Pearson)
The National
Cosmopolitan
The main problem
facing our train
operators is one that
other industries
would love to have: too
many customers. To
the growing pressure
on the inherited
structures and
facilities, the only real
answer is investment.
(Michael Fry)
The opening of the
second season features
the show?s cast
encouraging teenage
viewers to speak with
a trusted adult if
they?re struggling with
depression. But then it
depicts Clay?s stubborn
refusal to reach out to
the adults around him.
(Lauren Hoffman)
The Sun
We turned the title
of that great Oasis
song ? ?Don?t Look
Back In Anger? ? into a
not-so-great attitude
to the problem of
terrorism. Now, a year
later, a year after this
horri?c assault on our
children, it is time we
changed the record.
(Brendan O?Neill)
The Guardian
The euphemism for
Meghan?s dual heritage
is ?modern?. Somehow,
in a country that is
riven with discord
about who should
not be here, blackness
is recon?gured as
modernity, rather than
as part of our history.
(Suzanne Moore)
Boris Johnson
The Foreign
Secretary on
rumours of an early
general election
With the premier
downgraded to the
role of spokesman,
investors should
focus on the economy
ministry to gauge
attitudes towards the
single currency. The
new minister?s attitude
will go a long way
towards determining
investors? faith in Italy.
(Lisa Jucca)
Without a vote in
favour of repeal,
there is no other way
to legally provide
for terminations on
grounds of fatal foetal
abnormality in Ireland.
There is no other way
to provide them on
grounds of rape or
incest; or where there
is serious risk to a
woman?s health.
(Ivana Bacik)
LifeInBrief
Quote of
the day
The British
people
deserve a
break from
politicians
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MARGOT KIDDER ACTRESS
Margot Kidder, the actress who played
ace reporter Lois Lane in the Superman
movie phenomenon, has died aged 69.
She was still largely unknown when
director Richard Donner cast her and
an obscure stage actor, Christopher
Reeve, in his 1978 big-budget reboot
of Superman.
The ?lm?s great advantage was
the chemistry provided by the two
leads. Kidder played Lane as sassy
and temperamental, and Reeve gave
a delightfully deadpan performance
as the nerdy, fumbling newsroom
colleague, Clark Kent, who transforms
into the swoon-worthy Superman.
Margaret Ruth Kidder was born in
Yellowknife, the capital of Canada?s
Northwest Territories. For much of her
early career, she was a self-described
?scream queen?, appearing in Brian De
Palma?s Sisters (1972) and the Canadian
slasher ?lm Black Christmas (1974).
Reviewing Sisters, ?lm critic Pauline
Kael highlighted Kidder?s ability to ?turn
on sexiness with a witch?s precision?.
Kidder reprised Lane in three
Superman sequels over the next
decade. She also returned to her fright?lm roots with The Amityville Horror
(1979), a major box of?ce success.
She then increasingly devoted her
time to liberal activism, including
appearances at rallies for Jesse
Jackson?s 1988 presidential campaign.
In 1990, while ?lming in Vancouver,
she suffered serious back injuries in a
car accident that left her unable to work
for two years and reliant on pain killers.
Her surgical bill of $600,000 left her
reeling ?nancially.
In manic episodes during her
paycheck heyday (she had bipolar
disorder), she recalled spending
?millions of dollars buying things for
friends, taking people to Paris?. She
was forced to declare bankruptcy and
leave her home for a one-bedroom
apartment near Hollywood.
Then, in 1996, she endured what
she later jokingly called the ?biggest
nervous breakdown in history, bar
possibly Vivien Leigh?s?, a reference to
the troubled Gone With the Wind star.
Her collapse, she said, was triggered
by a virus on her laptop that erased
years of work on a memoir. The
loss sent her spiralling. She became
convinced that her ?rst husband,
author Thomas McGuane, was trying to
kill her with the help of the CIA.
She was found penniless and
disoriented in the back yard of a home
in Glendale, California, and was taken
to a private psychiatric clinic.
Kidder tried to revive her career in
small ?lms and stage appearances
in The Vagina Monologues. She was
married three times, and for years was
in a relationship with Canadian prime
minister Pierre Trudeau.
?Acting?s fun, but life?s more
important,? Kidder told The Guardian.
?I guess I came to terms with my
demons? Horrifying as it was to crack
up in the public eye, it made me look at
myself and ?x it.
?My grandson sees me as Lois on TV
every Christmas,? she added, ?and that
scores me points.? WASHINGTON POST
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When I dared to criticise the wedding
No, Nadine Dorries, I shouldn?t be ?grateful? just for living in the UK
H
ere is a modern
Aesop?s fable: a
salutary lesson
involving a brassy
columnist, a rash
politician, royal
nuptials and modern technology.
Not being a royalist, I didn?t
watch the wedding or share in the
hours and hours of praise and glory.
Millions of Brits were ecstatic.
Millions of others were either
indifferent or had strong political
objections to the ostentatious
celebration of class inequality. I was
among the latter.
So, when it was of?cially over,
I tweeted: ?Is it safe to be back on
Twitter? Have people ? including
royal wedding journalist junkies ?
run out of breath yet? Proof
again that GB is an infantilised,
escapist nation.?
Those words severely displeased
Tory MP Nadine Dorries. She
replied: ?Yasmin, why don?t you
try to be nice, maybe appreciate
just a little the country and people
you have chosen to live, work and
bene?t from all your life.? So the
straight-talking Tory was now
a snow?ake, unable to accept a
viewpoint different to her own.
Worst of all, she thinks, I, a darkskinned migrant ? who was born
British in the colonies ? have to be
?nice? and ?appreciative? in order
to be tolerated. I wonder if Meghan
Markle will also have to be duly
indebted to GB forever.
That set off a big conversation
about race and citizenship
entitlements. Some people attacked
Dorries and others went for me.
Tim Montgomerie, The Times
columnist, piled in. Nadine is his
mate and I was using the ?race
card?. But I don?t play cards.
Gavin Esler, the erstwhile BBC
newsman and Iain Dale, a Tory and
a friend, both loved the wedding but
thought I should be free to think and
speak as I pleased. Esler?s reply to
Dorries ended with these words:
?? your patronising tone that she
should shut up because she is of
migrant stock is really why your
party has dif?culties with ethnic
minority votes.? The MP came
back, and called me mean names
like a de?ant child in a playground.
She decided to ?take aim. Because
someone has to?.
Let?s examine, for a minute,
this insistence that people like
me should be ?nice? and grateful.
Of course, all of us should
always endeavour to be nice and
considerate. I do try. Dorries should
too. But do we Britons of colour
have a special duty to be lovely
all the time? So as not to annoy
the natives? Apparently it is OK
for, say, Richard Littlejohn, Daily
Mail columnist, to be forthright,
because he is of these isles born,
but treasonable for black and Asian
Brits to say anything negative
about the country or its institutions
and leaders. They really should put
this into the citizenship ceremony,
so those joining the nation get the
limitations within which they must
think and live.
The idea of ?gratitude? is even
more galling. It tells incomers and
their children that they are not
accepted unconditionally, that they
are forever a burden - unwanted,
inferior beings who must keep on
pleasing the ?host nation?. It?s veiled
racism. (There I go again, playing
the race card!).
Amanda Platell ? an Australian
who came here because she felt
like it ? slammed grime rapper
Stormzy because his lyrics on
Grenfell and the PM were harsh and
The idea that
incomers must
keep on pleasing
the ?host nation?
is veiled racism
unforgiving: ?For all his life Stormzy
has happily bene?ted from the
health care, housing and education
opportunities the government,
whether Tory or Labour, has
provided? is it asking too much that
he show a scintilla of gratitude to
the country that offered his mother
and him so much?? Afua Hirsch
? British, mixed race ? is a bold
thinker and writer who challenges
white power. The Mail?s Stephen
Glover asked why she couldn?t
?summon a smidgen of gratitude for
the institutions that have nurtured
her?. Now, I suppose, its my turn.
Trust me, Janet Daley (American,
The Daily Telegraph), Platell herself,
Anne Treneman (American, The
Times) or Boris Johnson (born in
the US, part Turkish, Telegraph
writer) are not expected to walk
over the burning coals of patriotism
and pass other tests through their
working lives.
As it happens, I do feel lucky to be
living in a largely open and secure
country with an extraordinary,
dynamic culture. But that affection
is not blind or dumb. And I have
never signed up to the immigrants?
promise to be obsequious.
The world is changing. Expect
attitude, not gratitude, as one
female Asian journalist put it. The
likes of Dorries and Montgomerie
?nd that impertinence hard to
stomach. Tough.
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Back gardens
are for the birds
Knowledge
and sex
I fully applaud Joe
Harkness and his focus
on birdwatching and
mental health (i, 22 May).
In our suburban
garden in Nuneaton
we have seen over 25
different species of birds,
and their antics are a
delight to us every day.
Since thousands
of new homes are
being built around
the country, I?d fully
encourage house
builders to work with
the Royal Society for
the Protection of Birds
and make houses and
gardens nature-friendly,
and not just for birds.
You don?t need to go out
among the ?elds to enjoy
nature ? it is just outside
your back door.
JOHN LONGCROFTNEAL
NUNEATON
Douglas Johnson (Your
View, 22 May) is right
when he says young
people are increasingly
practising sexual
restraint but he is
wrong when he draws a
comparison to 1962.
Now, young people?s
behaviour is based on
knowledge; in 1962, it
was based on ignorance,
prejudice and taboos.
The wheel may have
come full circle but it
has ended in a much
healthier and happier
place this time.
STUART RUSSELL
POULTON,
GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Leafblowers
wanted
Your article (10 May)
suggests Network Rail
plans to spend �0m on
RESCUE!
felling every deciduous
tree alongside its tracks
over the next ?ve years.
Is it beyond the wit
of their engineers to
develop a high-pressure
air blower in front
of the trains? driving
wheels? Perhaps they
could organise a prize
for up-and-coming
engineers. It could be
worth the effort.
ROBERT CURREY
CORSHAM, WILTSHIRE
I?d rather watch
paint dry
Mark Wallace is wrong
when he associates
all republicans with
the vitriol spouted
by members of the
Republic International
Convention (i, 22 May).
As a republican, I
have nothing against
individual members of
the Royal Family. It is
the institution of the
monarchy which I oppose
and the entrenchment of
inherited privilege which
it underpins.
There was a third
choice, Mr Wallace: many
republicans chose simply
to ignore the event.
Personally, I dragged
myself out into the yard
to paint our garage doors
(they needed doing!) so
that I could truthfully
say, rather than watch
the royal wedding I was
watching paint dry.
ALEX TOWNSEND
WALLASEY,
MERSEYSIDE
SUVs loitering
outside schools
Charity Living Streets
has called on Chris
Grayling to ban parents
from driving to the
school gates in a bid to
reduce air pollution
(i, 21 May).
Some chance! In
this neck of the woods
parents do obey the
yellow lines but have a
?blind spot??on air quality.
Instead drivers park
legally in their oversized
diesel SUVs and leave
the engine running for
up to half an hour to keep
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in summer.
I have tried to
suggest to drivers that
this is unreasonable.
Your astute readership
can imagine the
responses received.
And don?t get me going
on school buses?
DAVID M WILLACY
ST ALBANS
Gove on the
rampage
Thank you so much for
making me laugh out
loud at breakfast time.
?Gove pledges to halve
those living with air
pollution? (i, 22 May) - is
this to be an annual cull
or just a one-off?
PJ GREEN
DROITWICH,
WORCESTERSHIRE
You could do it
? but you didn?t
I ?nd it rather sad that
the old ?modern art?
chestnut is still being
offered by art teachers
(Your View, 22 May) that
some modern art would
not pass in a GCSE exam.
As an art teacher for
40 years I was forever
hearing the old argument
from students that ?I
could do that? when
confronted with ?childish
daubs? visiting the Tate
or other contemporary
galleries. My answer
was simple: ?Ah, but
you didn?t.? Artists are
not just skilled painters
or draughtspeople; they
must also challenge us to
think too.
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Brexit
in space
Now that the Royal
Astronomical Society
has identi?ed permanent
immigrant asteroids, is
it time to have a vote on
whether the solar system
should remain in or leave
The Milky Way?
IAN KINNAIR
NEWCASTLE
UPON TYNE
Whisperings
in the theatre
Jenny Eclair?s column
(i, 22 May) reminded me
of when I was watching
a play about Dracula.
When the Count
disappeared in a cloud
of smoke, a little boy
in front of me turned
round and whispered:
?It?s alright, Daddy has
gone down a trapdoor??.
I was sorry his mum
shushed him really, it
was so sweet. But we
are still better off than
old theatres where the
audience came with their
dinner, and things to
throw in case the show
was awful.
MARY HODGSON
COVENTRY
The bad
old days
There is much criticism
of privatisation in
your columns these
days. Some of us have
long memories and I
recall revising for my
university ?nals by
candlelight because the
miners (or maybe the
power workers) were
on strike. Listening to
Len McCluskey, Jeremy
Corbyn and their ilk, it
seems that those days
are soon to return.
BARRY SNELSON
STREATLEY, READING
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Sir Anthony Hopkins is not here
to make friends. Or additional
family members, it turns out. The
esteemed actor ? set to appear as
King Lear in a BBC adaptation ? had
a brutal response when asked if he
was a grandfather.
Hopkins, who has an estranged
daughter, Abigail, from his marriage
with Petronella Barker, said: ?I
don?t have any idea. People
break up. Families split
and, you know, ?get on
with your life.? People
make choices. I don?t
care one way or the
other.? When told
by Radio Times that
the comment seemed
rather cold, he said: ?Well,
it is cold. Because life is cold.
It?s like John Osborne?s response
when someone said to him: ?Mr
Osborne, your play is so offensive,?
and he said, ?life is offensive.?? Cold?
That?s Ice Age-level chilly.
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Twitter: @jess_barrett
?Being gay cost
me Pinter role?
Kanye gets
philosophical
(Kim doesn?t)
Kanye West has just discovered the
British documentary-maker Adam
Curtis. Like an over-excited fresher
who?s devoured all the suggested
reading over the summer, West
enthused about his 2002 The Century
of the Self ?lm series on Twitter: ?It?s
four hours long but you?ll get the
gist in the ?rst 20 minutes. Basically
Sigmund Freud?s nephew Edward
Bernays capitalized off of his uncle?s
philosophies and created modern
day consumerism. Before Edward
Bernays, Americans purchased
things based off needs. There was a
time in the 20s when women didn?t
smoke in public, so Edward Bernays
masterminded a campaign to make
it culturally acceptable so that
companies could sell more cigarettes.
It?s that kind of vibe.?
The irony-meter went off the
charts just a minute later when his
wife Kim Kardashian tweeted the
clickbait: ?My key ingredient for antiaging? Start using this now!?, with a
link to her paid for app.
Meanwhile, Curtis spoke to Dazed
Digital about getting a shout-out
from the rapper: ?I think Kanye is
really interesting. It would be good
to talk about the modern dream of
?self-expression? and its relationship
to advertising and politics and power.
He is right at the intersection of
those things.?
Sir Ian McKellen has revealed that
coming out as gay cost him a job
earlier in his career.
The actor told Time Out magazine:
?Harold Pinter wanted me to be in
a ?lm of his [1983?s Betrayal] and he
took me to meet the producer. Sam
Spiegel. We sat in Spiegel?s of?ce
and I happened to say
that I was going to
New York. He said:
?Will you be taking
the family?? And I
said: ?I don?t have
a family, I?m gay?.
?I think it was
the ?rst time I
came out to anyone.
Well, I was out of that
of?ce in two minutes. It
took Pinter 25 years to apologise
for not sticking up for me.?
Sir Ian added that thankfully,
discrimination in the industry
wasn?t as bad now.
?Young actors in London now
have all been out for years. That?s
the future,? he said.
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A
t what age do we consider
someone old? 60? 70?
80? As we live longer, and
the idea of a universal
retirement age becomes a moving
target, it?s a relevant question. The
answer lies generally in the eyes of
the beholder ? when my millennial
daughter talks about a ?cute old
person?, this can be anyone from
the age of 50, whereas I think of
Simon
Kelner
people in their sixties as middleaged, if not young.
We now have precise descriptors
for the young of every age ?
Generation Z, Millennials ? but when
it comes to the old, they are just, well...
old. This is the basis of a submission
from Age UK to Ofcom, the media
regulator, which is reviewing the
BBC?s portrayal of various ethnic
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minorities and LBGT people are,
in the main, vocally represented,
Age UK believes that there is a lack
of consideration for older citizens
in the way they are depicted on
television and radio. For a start, the
charity says that there is a tendency
to treat the ?old? as a homogenous
group of people which
doesn?t understand how to
download a podcast or
doesn?t want to do their
banking online.
There are ?many
different experiences
of ageing?, says Age
UK, which criticises
broadcasters for
regarding everyone over
the age of 60 in the same way.
?If ?old? is 60 and above,?
suggests Age UK?s spokesman,
?we?re talking here about practically
a quarter of the adult UK population.
To generalise about that number of
people is not terribly wise.?
The point is made that someone
who is more than 80 was born in
the 1930s while someone in their
sixties was born in the 1950s, and,
notwithstanding their physical
differences, their life experiences
will have been almost incomparable.
This posits the idea that old age
begins at 60, which is something
that, as a 60-year-old myself, I feel
rather queasy about. Sure, there
are attitudes that I would have
in common with someone 10 or
20 years older than myself ? an
unspoken antipathy towards the
digital world and its agencies, for
instance. And, notwithstanding
my own vested interest in claiming
youth, I think today?s 60-plus age
group is, in its general approach to
life and living, at the top end of the
younger generation rather than at
the low end of the older one.
At a time when
there is latent, intergenerational prejudice
towards older people,
who ? in terms of
?nancial security and
opportunity ? have
unquestionably had
it easier than today?s
youngsters, these subtle
differences shouldn?t
be overlooked.
Progress has been slow, says
Age UK, in improving the media
presentation of old people, but
the BBC counters that it strives
?for continual improvement in
representing and portraying the
UK?s ever-changing diversity?.
We are indeed a diverse group, we
oldies, and we deserve to be treated
as such.
In time, it will be considered
politically incorrect to label a person
of 60 as old, but before that happy
day comes, we must ?ght to ensure
that there is proper recognition in
the media and beyond of what we all
know ? that there are many different
shades of grey.
ITALY
level that screams ?emergency?.
The assumption seems to be that
Italy?s populist experiment will be
contained by the country?s domestic
institutions (particularly its strong
presidency), the backstop bondbuying of the European Central
Bank and the un?appable statecraft
of Brussels, Paris and Berlin. The
Eurogroup and the Commission
successfully faced down the leftists
of Syriza in Greece in 2015, goes the
logic, so they can do the same to the
Italian populists.
Yet whatever the dance playing
out in ?nancial markets, the mood
music from Europe?s mainstream
leaders over the populist takeover
in Rome has been a symphony of
complacency. The most they have
said in public is that there will be no
relaxation of the eurozone?s rules.
That Europe?s leaders will soon
be sitting across the table from Five
Star and the League is because
Italy?s economy is a disaster zone.
Per capita GDP in Italy is still more
than 8 per cent lower than it was
when Lehman Brothers went bust
in 2008.
Incredibly, it is even lower than
it was when the country joined the
eurozone. Unemployment stands at
11 per cent.
This economic failure must be a
large part of the reason why a bunch
of populist cranks and xenophobic
authoritarians ?nd themselves in
power. Much of the new coalition?s
programme is misguided. But the
call for a recon?guration on the
eurozone?s ?scal and monetary rules
is justi?ed. THE INDEPENDENT
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deport half-a-million migrants over
the next year-and-a-half. The other
wing is stuffed with anti-vaccine
conspiracy theorists and is so
chaotic that it makes Ukip look like
New Labour in the 90s. Both are
sympathetic to Vladimir Putin.
As if all this wasn?t bizarre and
depressing enough, both Five Star
and the League have campaigned in
the past for Italy to ditch the euro.
Perhaps it?s the fact that the antiestablishment Five Star was founded
by a comedian, Beppe Grillo, that has
led to ?nancial markets struggling
to take seriously its tie-up with the
xenophobic League.
Despite a sell-off of Italian bonds
over the past week, the country?s
interest rates are still very low. At
around 2.35 per cent, they not at a
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ENTERTAINMENT
Stars pay their
respects at
Winton?s funeral
By Laura Harding
Dale Winton was given a starstudded send-off as the TV and
radio presenter?s showbusiness
friends gathered for his funeral.
The former Supermarket Sweep
host was laid to rest at a humanist
service in central London yesterday on what would have been his
63rd birthday.
David Walliams and Martine
McCutcheon were among those
giving readings at the funeral,
which included a performance of
One Love by boy band Blue and an
impersonation of Winton courtesy
of Jon Culshaw.
Matt Lucas, Anthea Turner,
Vanessa Feltz and Piers Morgan
were also in attendance at the
packed funeral, described as a
?small goodbye?.
Guests included Vanessa
Feltz and partner Ben
Ofoedu (top right) and
Anthea Turner at Old Church
in London?s Marylebone
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CONSUMER
MUSIC
Tougher speed test for
broadband providers
Richards feels
tense as Stones
go rolling home
By Andrew Arthur
By Josie Clarke
Home broadband providers
must now ensure that at least 50
per cent of their customers can
achieve advertised speeds at peak
times under a crackdown to prevent misleading claims.
Until today, ?rms had been allowed to advertise ?up to? speeds
as long as they were available
to a minimum of just 10 per cent
of customers, resulting in widespread complaints from the Government, consumer groups and
the public.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) will begin to enforce
the tougher standard ? that speed
claims should available to at least
half of customers between 8pm
and 10pm and described in ads as
?average? ? from today.
Most consumers, research established, thought they were likely
to receive a speed at or close to a
provider?s headline claim when,
for many, that was not the case.
Previous independent testing
by consumer groups found that
up to three-quarters of households were paying for advertised
broadband speeds that they
never received.
Alex Neill, the managing director of home services for Which?,
said: ?These changes will mean
that broadband providers will no
longer be able to entice customers
with unrealistic adverts promis-
ing speeds that most of their customers may never get.
?We will now be watching closely to make sure providers are finally living up to their promises.?
Ofcom consumer group director Lindsey Fussell said: ?These
new rules will make a real difference in closing the gap between
what broadband shoppers expect
and what they actually receive.?
The ASA?s chief executive, Guy Parker, said:
?From today, consumers will
see a difference in broadband
ads. We?ll be making sure
consumers aren?t misled.?
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith
Richards has vowed to rock until
he drops, but he has admitted to
nerves ahead of the band?s first
show in their home city for five
years next month.
Richards said of their return for
three concerts in London in June:
?We started there, and they [Londoners] will probably be our most
critical audience.
?Playing your home town makes
you nervous!?
Richards added that despite
more than six decades of playing
live together, none of his bandmates are planning to quit anytime soon.
?It?s a habit! ?Til you drop, you
know?? he said.
TELEVISION
MUSIC
Gere will be lead man for the BBC
Sheeran cancels ?tout? tickets
By Andrew Arthur
Hollywood actor Richard Gere
is to star in a new eight-part
drama series on BBC2.
In MotherFatherSon,
the Pretty Woman and
Chicago star will play
a self-made American
media mogul whose
outlets include a London newspaper.
Starring alongside
Gere (inset) will be Peaky
Blinders actress Helen McCrory as Kathryn, the estranged wife
of Gere?s character, Max.
Billy Howle will feature as the
couple?s son, Caden, whose destructive lifestyle poses a threat
to the future of the British paper
which he runs for his father.
Gere said: ?It?s been almost 30 years since I
worked in television.
I?m so pleased to be
working now with the
BBC on this extraordinary eight-hour
project with such talented people and which
resonates so much to the
time we live in.?
The original series was created
and written by Child 44 novelist
Tom Rob Smith.
By Sarah Newey
Ed Sheeran has cancelled a
further 500 tickets for his
forthcoming tour, in his
ongoing battle against
ticket touts.
The latest cancellation comes on top
of 10,000 tickets for
the tour which were
revoked shortly after
going on sale last year,
after his team said they had
been bought by known touts.
Sheeran (inset) is one of a
number of stars trying to prevent
gig tickets being bought en masse
by touts, who having created a
shortage are then able to massively in?ate the price.
Last July, Sheeran?s team
cancelled 10,000 gig tickets sold by unofficial
resale sites, and more
than �0,000 has so
far been returned to
fans who bought them.
Stuart Galbraith, CEO
of the concert promoter Kilimanjaro Live, told
the BBC that a further 500
would be cancelled this week.
Tickets being resold on the official resale site, Twickets, will not
be affected.
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Dr Javid Abdelmoneim
recently returned from the
Syrian city of Raqqa, which
was taken from the Islamic
State group in October 2017.
?I?m an A&E specialist in London and I?m used to dealing
with major trauma cases. But in just one month in Raqqa,
I treated more severely wounded people than I?ve seen in the
past ten years in A&E.
Raqqa has been mostly destroyed. The streets are littered
with improvised explosive devices and residents trying to
rebuild their city are being wounded and killed.
A boy from Raqqa is treated for burns in MSF?s clinic in Ain Issa camp. Photograph � Chris Huby
MSF opened an emergency room in Raqqa within three
weeks of the end of the offensive. It?s just an ordinary house
with a few rooms, but we?ve been inundated with patients.
The blast victims ranged from people with shrapnel wounds
to people whose arms or lower limbs had been blown off.
Our job was to stabilise the patients with the aim of
transferring them for surgery.
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can provide metal splints
One man was brought to us whose leg had been blown off at
thigh level, while the other one was attached just by skin and
muscle. We couldn?t even feel a pulse, there was so little blood.
But we managed to save him. We got his blood pressure back
to the point where he was agitated and fighting us,
and stabilised him so we could transfer him for surgery.
people have returned to
Raqqa so far. In a city
with no functioning public
hospital, MSF?s emergency
room is often the difference
between life and death
for patients.
?There were usually six of us in the room ?
two doctors and four nurses ? working on
patients in three beds. We were a mixture of
Syrian doctors and nurses and international
staff, all working together as a team.?
In all my years with MSF, I?ve seen nothing more impressive
than the work of that clinic in Raqqa. It?s the right work in
the right place at the right time. The people of Raqqa ? and
of Syria as a whole ? have been through so much, and it?s not
over yet. We?re one of the only medical organisations working
in that area, and I?m proud that we?re there, playing a part.?
What is MSF doing in Syria?
MSF operates four health facilities in Syria and has
partnerships with five other facilities in the country.
In areas where MSF cannot be physically present due
to security concerns, we provide support and supplies
to approximately 70 health facilities.
to treat 6 patients with
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teams, as well as a paediatric ward and a maternity
unit. Teams at the hospital also run mobile medical and
vaccination clinics throughout the surrounding region.
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homemade bombs
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UNITED STATES
Bears may be back in hunters? sights
as Trump tries to kill Alaska rules
Teenager
fined $37m
for starting
wildfire
By Laura Zuckerman
The Trump administration is moving
to reverse Obama-era rules barring
hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting brown bears with
bacon and doughnuts and shooting
mother black bears and cubs hibernating in their dens.
The National Park Service has
issued a notice of its intent to amend
regulations for hunting and trapping in national preserves to bring
the federal rules in line with Alaska
state law.
The Trump administration wants
to rescind rules barring hunters
from using bait to lure and kill grizzly
bears in Alaska?s national preserves,
as is allowed in other parts of the
state, the National Park Service said
on Monday.
The plan, pushed by Interior
Secretary Ryan Zinke and described
by environmentalists as inhumane,
would give state wildlife managers
the discretion to decide what kinds
of bear-hunting methods are permitted across 20 million acres (8 million
hectares) of national preserve lands
in Alaska.
In 2005, Alaska began allowing
grizzly-baiting for the ?rst time since
statehood as part of a predator-control programme to boost populations
of big-game animals popular with
hunters such as moose in the state?s
vast interior.
The practice of using anything from
It emerged in March that
Mr Zinke had appointed a
board loaded with trophy hunters
to advise him on conserving
threatened and endangered wildlife, including members of the
Safari Club.
Coastal brown bears hinder the success of game hunting BOB STRONG/REUTERS
stale doughnuts and lard to honeydrenched dog food to attract grizzlies
into the open for hunters to more easily shoot them was banned in Alaska?s
preserves in 2015 by the Park Service
under President Barack Obama.
The agency determined then that
bear-baiting was unsafe and ?inconsistent with federal law authorising hunting in national preserves
in Alaska?.
The 2015 rule also prohibited
By Tom Embury-Dennis
hunters, for similar reasons, from
using arti?cial lighting to enter black
bear dens as a way of surprising adult
animals and their cubs inside, and
barred the trapping of grey wolves
during their denning season.
Alaska of?cials have said that increased killing of predators such as
grizzlies was necessary to increase
opportunities for successful hunting
of moose and other game creatures.
Environmental groups denounced
the proposal as unethical and cruel.
?The Department of Interior
under Secretary Zinke is enabling Alaska?s war on bears and
wolves in national preserves,? said
Jim Adams of the National Parks
Conservation Association.
Collette Adkins, a lawyer and
biologist with the advocacy group
Centre for Biological Diversity,
said: ?Cruel and harmful hunting methods have no place on our
national preserves.?
Grizzly bears are believed to
number about 30,000 throughout
Alaska, while an estimated 100,000
black bears roam the state. REUTERS
UNITED STATES
Elephant hunter in dock for illegally importing ivory
By Kathleen Foody
IN DENVER
The owner of a South African hunting company has been indicted by a
US court, accused of bribing Zimbabwean of?cials and aiding the illegal
importation of ivory into the US.
Prosecutors said 44-year-old
Hanno van Rensburg took a Colorado tourist to the area around Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe
to hunt elephants in 2015. The client
shot one elephant that did not die.
The hunters tracked the animal into
the national park but could not ?nd it,
say prosecutors.
It is also alleged that Mr Van Rensburg and the hunter bribed government officials with at least $5,000
(�500) to let the party shoot other
elephants inside the park. Zimbabwe does not allow hunters tracking
a wounded animal inside the park
to continue hunting other animals.
Someone in the group shot and killed
a different elephant and prosecutors say Mr Van Rensburg conspired
with the client from Colorado to export ivory from the dead elephant,
falsely claiming that the hunter was
a resident of South Africa and that
the elephant was not shot inside a
national park.
In 2015, the US banned importation of the body parts of African el-
ephants killed for sport in Zimbabwe.
However, the Trump administration
said in March 2018 that requests to
import elephant trophies would be
approved on a ?case-by-case? basis.
Colorado federal prosecutors announced in April that Paul Ross
Jackson of Evergreen, Colorado, had
reached a plea agreement after being
charged for violating the Endangered
Species Act for shooting and killing
an elephant in Zimbabwe. AP
HAWAII
a glass on your kitchen ?oor, there?s
some large pieces and there are
some tiny pieces,? Ms Babb said.
?These little tiny pieces are the
ones that can get wafted up.?
What is volcanic laze?
Kilauea is producing a toxic mix of
lava and sea water, writes Jae Hong
T
he eruption of the Kilauea
volcano in Hawaii has
sparked new safety
warnings about toxic gas on
the Big Island?s southern coastline
caused by lava ?owing into the sea
and setting off a chemical reaction.
The molten rock has been
generating plumes of lava haze, or
?laze?, as it interacts with seawater.
It is the latest in a series of hazards
from the weeks-old eruption that
has generated earthquakes and
featured gushing molten rock, giant
ash plumes and sulphur dioxide.
WHY IS IT DANGEROUS?
A laze hangs
over Hawaii?s
Big Island as lava
from Kilauea
enters the sea AP
geologist with the Hawaiian Volcano
Observatory, says the plume ?looks
innocuous, but it?s not?.
WHAT IS LAVA HAZE?
It is made of dense white clouds of
steam, toxic gas and tiny shards
of volcanic glass. Janet Babb, a
A teenager who started a massive
US wildfire has been ordered to
pay $37m (�m).
The 15-year-old from Vancouver, Washington, launched fireworks into a canyon in Oregon
last year, igniting dry bush and
triggering a blaze that lasted two
months, spreading over more
than 48,000 acres.
The ?re caused evacuations, an
extended shutdown of a major interstate highway and devastation
to Columbia River Gorge, a major
outdoor tourist attraction.
Judge John A Olson issued the
?ne, which covers the cost of ?re?ghting, repair and restoration to
the gorge and damage to homes,
and ordered the boy to serve 1,920
hours of community
service. Victims
include the US
Forest Service
and Oregon?s
Department
of Transportation. The judge
ruled the teenager could set
u p a p ay m e n t
plan, which could be
halted without paying the
?ne in full after 10 years, as long
as he completed his ?ve years of
probation and did not commit any
other crimes.
At a hearing last week, the boy?s
lawyer urged a ?reasonable and
rational? penalty, calling the $37m
sought an ?absurd? amount for the
child. The restitution is solely the
responsibility of the teen, and not
his parents, who came to the US
from Ukraine.
In February, the teenager
pleaded guilty to reckless burning of public and private property
and other charges. Mr Olson sentenced him to community service
and probation, and the boy had
to write more than 150 letters of
apology to those affected by the
?re. THE INDEPENDENT
HOW IS IT CREATED?
Laze is formed when lava enters
the sea and triggers a series of
chemical reactions. The seawater
cools the lava, which forms a glass
that shatters. Tiny pieces are
picked up by the steam cloud, which
contains hydrochloric acid that also
is created by the interaction of lava
and the ocean. ?Just like if you drop
The clouds contain hydrochloric
acid, which is as corrosive as
diluted battery acid. It can irritate
the skin and eyes and cause
breathing problems.
Ms Babb says protective masks
that of?cials have been distributing
to protect people from volcanic ash
will ?lter particles from lava haze
but not the hydrochloric acid.
Waves can also wash over molten
lava and send scalding water
onshore, so people should maintain
a safe distance, she added. AP
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uncontrollable immigration and a
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election, they have settled on
professor from the University of
outsider Professor Conte ? who
Florence, has been picked to act
analysts say will have a hard time
as an ?executor? to carry out a
exerting control.
platform hammered out in past
Professor Conte will be in
weeks by the far-right League
charge of executing the ?contract
leader Matteo Salvini, 45, and
for change? written and signed by
the anti-establishment Five Star
Mr Di Maio and Mr Salvini, calling
Movement?s Luigi Di Maio, 31.
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Voters fed up with
annual expenditure, according
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a little-known
professor, is to
be Italy?s prime
minister AP
to former government spending
review of?cial Carlo Cottarelli.
Political pundit Wolfango
Piccoli told i:?The prime minister
is an important post, but we know
that the strings will be pulled
by Salvini and Di Maio.? He said
of Mr Conte: He has a good CV
as an academic, but has zero
political experience.?
Meanwhile The New York Times
reported yesterday that one of
the universities on Professor
Conte?s CV had no record of him
attending, indicating he will face
intense press scrutiny.
La Repubblica wrote: ?This
prime minister is being asked
to enact a programme he did
not write with a cabinet he did
not pick. The risk of Italy being
represented by a premier with
limited sovereignty is strong and
very real.?
A group of 154 German economists
have written a public letter opposing
French President Emmanuel Macron?s proposals to further integrate
EU economies.
Mr Macron wants to create a
separate eurozone budget, appoint
a finance minister and convert the
bloc?s European Stability Mechanism
emergency rescue fund into a European monetary fund.
The economists, including J黣rgen
Stark, a former board member of the
European Central Bank and HansWerner Sinn, ex-head of the Ifo think
tank, said the ideas, endorsed by European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker ?involve big risks for
European citizens?. Mr Juncker has
said the EU should have a minister of
economy and ?nance. REUTERS
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IRAN
MIDDLE EAST
The US has put itself on a path to
war with unreasonable demands
Palestinians
refer Israel
to the ICC
By Stephanie van den Berg
T
he Trump
administration
announced its policy
towards Iran after
reneging on the
country?s nuclear deal with the
international community. There are
a dozen demands, amounting, in
effect, to a declaration of economic
warfare, a demand for Tehran to
surrender its defence and foreign
policy and the threat to force
regime change. An impossible ask,
in other words.
The conditions put forward
by the new Secretary of State,
Mike Pompeo, have no chance of
being accepted by Iran. They have
pleased Saudi Arabia, which has
pledged to buy billions of dollars of
weaponry from the US, and Israel,
whose backers funded Donald
Trump?s election campaign. They
have been met with dismay by
America?s Western allies who see
just how far the transatlantic divide
has grown under Trump.
Pompeo declared that Iran
must withdraw all its forces from
Syria, cease activity in Yemen, halt
ballistic missile development, stop
uranium enrichment allowed under
the nuclear agreement and agree to
inspection of a range of facilities at
anytime, anywhere in the country.
These were just ?very basic
requirements?, Pompeo said.
Failure by Tehran to comply would
result in ?the strongest sanctions in
The US?s conditions
?play into the hands
of hardliners? in
Tehran AFP/GETTY
history? which would ?crush? Iran?s
government if it does not change its
ways. Iran?s people, he said, need to
get rid of their leaders.
There is, of course, always
the possibility with this US
administration that the threats
will not materialise. It has just
pulled out, for the time being
at least, from a trade war with
China. Trump, after all the tweets
DIPLOMACY
Europe urged to save nuclear deal
By Babak Dehghanpisheh
IN BEIRUT
Iran has called on Europe to step up
and salvage the international nuclear deal ? though Germany signalled
there was only so much it could do
to fend off the US?s economic clout.
Iranian figures issued defiant
statements a day after Washington
threatened ?the strongest sanctions
in history? if Iran failed to make a se-
ries of sweeping changes on military
and foreign policy.
After the US pulled out, the other
signatories said they would try to
salvage the deal and keep Iran?s oil
trade and investment ?owing.
But European companies say they
are worried about getting hit by secondary US sanctions, given the extent of Washington?s global reach,
and some have already started pulling out. REUTERS
of annihilating North Korea, is
meeting Kim Jong-un without
any pre-conditions. But China is
an economic behemoth; Iran, an
economic minnow.
And Pompeo is keen to pander
to Trump?s destructive urges,
unlike Rex Tillerson who was ?red
for trying to restrain them. There
are real dangers in the bellicose
American approach. JCPOA (Joint
Comprehensive Plan of Action),
the Iran agreement, was viewed by
its signatories ? Britain, France,
Germany, Russia and China and
until Trump, the US ? as Plan A to
stop proliferation. No one thinks
The US administration?s Plan B is
going to work.
Trita Parsi, of the National
American Iranian Council,
said: ?Plan B of the Trump
administration is designed to fail
and then pave the way for Plan C,
which is most likely war? when
you combine unrealistic demands
with massive pressure then you
are by design creating a pathway
to confrontation.?
Ellie Geranmayeh, a fellow
In Saturday?s
at the European Council of
Foreign Relations, described the
US demands as ?conditions of
surrender? which are aimed at
?imploding the Iranian state by
undermining the Iranian leadership
at home and abroad, as well as
economically, through waging
sanctions warfare?.
Suzanne Maloney, deputy
director of the Brooking
Institution?s foreign policy
programme, said ?the Trump
administration has wedded itself to
a regime change strategy to Iran?.
Pompeo has reiterated the
US threat to punish companies
that trade with Iran. On Iranian
leadership, he mentioned President
Hassan Rouhani and foreign
minister Mohammad Zarif as
those who should go. They are
both reformers who had made the
nuclear agreement possible.
Ironically, Trump and Pompeo
are playing into the hands of the
hardliners in Iran who are against
the deal. The current US path
strengthens the conservative
clerics. THE INDEPENDENT
THE HAGUE
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad
al-Maliki yesterday asked prosecutors at the International Criminal
Court (ICC) in the Hague to launch a
full investigation into accusations of
Israeli human rights abuses on Palestinian territory.
Mr Maliki submitted a ?referral?
giving the prosecutor the legal basis
to move beyond a preliminary inquiry
started in January 2015. The issues
included Israel?s settlement policy
and crimes allegedly committed by
both sides in the 2014 Gaza con?ict.
Israel has not joined the ICC but
because the Palestinians have, Israelis could be targeted for crimes committed on Palestinian lands.
Mr Malki said: ?There is a culture of impunity in Israel for crimes
against Palestinians.
?This referral is Palestine?s test
to the international mechanism
of accountability.?
Israel rejected the move as ?legally
invalid?. REUTERS
UNITED STATES
Texas set for
school security
clampdown
By Jon Herskovitz
IN AUSTIN
Texas political leaders are considering installing airport-style security
at public schools and screening students for mental health problems as
well as arming teachers to thwart a
repeat of last week?s deadly shooting
at a high school near Houston.
Eight students and two teachers
were killed when a 17-year-old student opened fire at Santa Fe High
School last week in the latest mass
shooting at a US school.
Craig Bessent, an assistant superintendent of the Wylie Independent School District in Abilene, said
he favoured more police or security officers and supported arming
some teachers as ?a good ?rst line of
defence?. REUTERS
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Erdogan backs
boycott of some
Israeli goods
By Daren Butler
IN ISTANBUL
President Tayyip Erdogan has
hinted that Turkey might ban
imports of some Israeli goods
over the killing of Palestinian
protesters on the Gaza border.
Mr Erdogan, who is
TV
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IN BANGKOK
GERMANY
A German court has rejected a request from prosecutors to take
former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont back into custody pending a
decision on whether he is to be extradited to Spain.
Mr Puigdemont was detained by
German police on 25 March after
crossing the border from Denmark.
Spain is seeking his extradition
on charges of rebellion and
misuse of public funds, stemming
from his role in Catalonia?s quest
for independence.
Mr Puigdemont was released on 6
April after a court said it appeared he
cannot be extradited for rebellion.
campaigning for re-election in
June, last week hosted Muslim
leaders who condemned the
events in Gaza and the opening of
the US embassy in Jerusalem.
He said the 57-member
Organisation of Islamic
Cooperation (OIC) had
recommended that a boycott be
imposed on Israeli goods.
?I hope that OIC member
countries implement a boycott
decision in line with the
recommendation. Consequently,
no product should be brought
from there any more,? Mr
Erdogan reportedly said. REUTERS
The last ski racers have
schussed down the slopes
of Mount Gariwang in
South Korea but for
environmentalists concerned
about the future of its sacred
forest, the real competition is
just beginning.
After February?s Winter
Olympics and March?s
Paralympic Games, the $190m
(�0m) investment to build
an alpine race course to
international standards for 16
days of competition is about to
turn to a much more lengthy
task: restoration.
Under pressure from green
groups, the local government
host of the Olympics is set to
tear down the gondola and
replant trees.
Its upper slopes survived
Japanese occupation,
the Korean War and
industrialisation, and are
one of the few remaining
old-growth forests where rare
300-year-old yew trees can
be found. ?It?s a natural seed
bank,? said Jeong Gyu-seok
of Green Korea United, an
environmental group that
opposed felling trees for the
ski run.
The problem is the province
is prepared to pay just a
fraction of what is needed,
and national government will
not provide any funding. That
has sparked fears that the
PyeongChang Games will leave
a dirty environmental legacy.
REUTERS
Gregory Scruggs
i WEDNESDAY
23 MAY 2018
25
?No election this year? as
army ruler quashes protest
Eight Thai pro-democracy protest
leaders have surrendered to police
after authorities blocked a march on
the anniversary of a 2014 coup.
Around 500 protesters gathered at
two locations in Bangkok yesterday
to mark four years since the coup and
to demand early elections but were
outnumbered by 3,000 police and had
dispersed by late afternoon.
The protest came amid widespread
concern over the military?s prolonged
rule and political suppression.
Prime minister Prayuth Chanocha reiterated that a general
A Thai pro-democracy protester is
surrounded by police in Bangkok AP
election would be held next year as
protesters demanded a chance to
vote in November.
The demonstrators, some holding
Thai ?ags and cartoons of Mr Prayuth
as Pinocchio, set off from Thammasat
University but were blocked by rows
of police in black uniforms from
reaching the Prime Minister?s of?ces
at Government House.
The offices, and surrounding
streets, were declared a no-go zone
by police.
Mr Prayuth, who as army chief
led the 2014 coup, ending months
of street protests and political
gridlock, reiterated there would be
no immediate election.
?I?ve said already that it will be
according to my steps and that
is early 2019 and no sooner,? he
said. REUTERS
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your
disbelief
A child dressed in a
traditional Chinese
costume ??oats? in the
air, supported by a rig
of hidden metal rods,
at a parade yesterday
on the outlying Cheung
Chau island in Hong
Kong to celebrate the
Bun Festival. Revellers
worship the Taoist God
of the Sea and scare
away evil spirits with
drums. AP/KIN CHEUNG
AFGHANISTAN
Minibus bomb hits Kandahar in Taliban campaign
A minibus packed with explosives
blew up in the southern Afghan city
of Kandahar yesterday, causing
dozens of casualties, as fighting
continued across the country during
the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Nematullah Barak, head of Mirwais
hospital in Kandahar, said six people
were killed and more than 30 were
wounded, including several children,
in the blast near a market. There was
no immediate claim of responsibility.
Hundreds of people have been
killed or wounded in bomb attacks
since the beginning of the year,
many in the capital, Kabul, but
provincial cities have also been hit as
the Taliban has stepped up ?ghting
across the country.
Kandahar province, on the border
with Pakistan, is a centre of opium
cultivation and a stronghold of the
Taliban, but the city has recently
been relatively secure. REUTERS
PAKISTAN
FRANCE
DRC
Heatwave in
Karachi kills 65
Public services
workers strike
Two more people
die from Ebola
A heatwave gripping Pakistan has
killed 65 people in Karachi alone.
Anwar Kazmi, a spokesman
for Edhi, the country?s largest
ambulance service, said that
their morgue received 65 bodies
over the past four days, including
of people who died after losing
consciousness on the streets.
The temperature in Karachi
was expected to reach 44 degrees
Celsius ? about 111 degrees
Fahrenheit ? yesterday.
French public services workers have
gone on strike as part of their protest
against a government plan to cut
120,000 jobs by 2022.
In a joint call, nine unions are
also seeking higher wages and
are denouncing the increasing
use of short-term contracts in
public services.
This is the third nationwide strike
of public workers since the French
President Emmanuel Macron came
into power last May. AP
Two new deaths from Ebola and
seven new con?rmed cases have
been recorded in the Democratic
Republic of Congo, the health
ministry said yesterday.
One of the deaths occurred
in the provincial capital of
Mbandaka, according to a daily
bulletin. A nurse also died in
the village of Bikoro, where the
outbreak was ?rst detected.
The outbreak is believed to have
killed at least 27 people so far.
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Puigdemont will
Crisis manual
sent to residents not be arrested
Sweden will distribute
a booklet to 4.8 million
households about what to do in
a crisis, including war.
The Civil Contingencies
Agency says the 20-page
brochure, If Crisis or War
Comes, is about getting the
country ?better prepared?
when public services have been
knocked out.
The booklet includes
information about what an
emergency box should contain
? canned food, pasta and dried
food ? and is urging people to
carry cash. AP
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More UK residents own dogs
than cats. But is one better than
the other? Christine Manby
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orget the diktats
regarding not talking
about religion, politics
or money. If you really
want a quiet life then
the question you must avoid at
all costs is: ?Do you prefer cats or
dogs?? Everyone has an opinion
on it and there are those who will
defend their opinion with violence.
Or at least with a campaign of
social media shaming that puts
anyone who disagrees with them
on a par with serial killers.
Statistics for 2017 and 2018
released last month show that
nearly half the UK population lives
with a pet. A further breakdown
shows that most of those people ?
26 per cent of all people in the UK
? have a dog. Cats come in second
at 18 per cent (though you wouldn?t
guess that if you lived on my street,
where cats easily outnumber
people). Meanwhile, rabbits make
third place with a mere 2 per cent
of the national pet total.
We choose our pets for the
human qualities we see in their
behaviour, hoping perhaps they
re?ect the way we like to believe
others see us. Dog lovers truly
appreciate the way their animals
are so determined to be part of
the team. Dogs are friendly and
enthusiastic. They know when
you?re happy or sad and if you?re
sad they?ll do their best to make
you happy again (such as Twiglet
the Jack Russell comfort dog
who was so busy helping anxious
Cambridge undergraduates, she
had a ?nervous reaction? of her
own). They?re people pleasers.
They seem to understand a joke.
In his book Man Meets Dog, Nobel
Prize-winning ethnologist Karl
Lorenz claimed that dogs actually
laugh by grinning and making
a panting noise when in the
company of people they like.
Meanwhile, say
dog people, cats are
all about themselves.
They?re aloof.
They?re
disdainful.
They?re loyal to
places. not people.
Larry the Downing
Street cat has been
there longer than any
recent prime minister.
As the quote goes:
?Dogs have owners. Cats
have slaves.?
But that?s what cat owners love
about them. They like that you
have to work for a cat?s affection.
Dogs are too clingy, too easily
impressed. To win the love of a cat,
you need to be special. You can?t
make a cat laugh by squeezing a
squeaky ball. Although cat people
often claim that feline poker face
hides a serious sense of humour. I
suppose it helps if you can see the
funny side to ?nding a half-dead
mouse at the end of the bed.
Cats have undeniable
elegance and grace. They
always land on their feet.
A cat?s purr is worth
a thousand tail wags.
But a dancing dog
could be worth �m.
Take Pudsey, 2012
winner of Britain?s Got Talent, who
subsequently earned a fortune.
And dogs will go to war for you,
like Bing, the Alsatian-collie cross
who parachuted with the 13th
Battalion, 6th Airborne Division
on D-Day. Or Mali, the Belgian
Malinois, assigned to the Special
Boat Service in Afghanistan,
who during an eight-hour assault
on a Taliban position in 2012
indicated the locations of enemy
?ghters, despite being injured by
grenade explosions.
Both were awarded the Dickin
Medal for gallantry, the animal
equivalent of the Victoria Cross.
Thirty-three dogs have won the
medal since the end of the Second
World War. More pigeons have
been awarded the Dickin Medal
SOCIETY
Why is it still acceptable
to stigmatise fat people?
Fattist attitudes are so pervasive that overweight
people face chronic stress, says Angela Meadows
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hen we think of
prejudice and
discrimination,
most of us
tend to think of
overt attacks, harassment, or
discriminatory behaviour.
Blatant examples of prejudice
do still occur with depressing
frequency, but for most members
of stigmatised groups, it is not
these experiences that shape their
daily lives. Instead, it?s the multiple
small reminders of your devalued
status, known as microaggressions
? things that might seem subtle
or inconsequential individually,
but can build up to create an
overwhelming feeling of being
oppressed by society.
As a weight stigma researcher,
I focus on the experiences of fat
people. (Many ?fat rights? activists
prefer the word ?fat? and use
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TV
28-29
Explaining cats and dogs
Best of friends: Dogs, and
humans, enjoy the sun on
Weymouth beach yesterday
ANDREW MATTHEWS/AP
Cats
n Felines are self-reliant for food,
shelter, grooming and territory
defence, and prefer to choose their
own companions.
n Eating meat is important for cats;
they cannot survive without the
nutrients in animal-derived food.
n Communication sounds include
purrs, meows, trills, chirrups,
growls, yowls and hisses. They also
use body postures, scratch marks
and the deposition of faeces.
Dogs
n Many enjoy the company of other
dogs, but they will also form strong
bonds to humans.
n Dogs eat both meat and plants.
Their teeth are designed for tearing
meat, but compared to carnivores,
they have more molars for crushing
and grinding plant food.
n Communication is key to forming
and maintaining social groups. To
transmit scent information, dogs
use urine, faeces and secretions.
n Dogs use sounds in complex
combinations, including whines,
whimpers, growls, barks and howls.
Many dogs can use their body, face,
tail, ears and limbs to communicate
with other dogs.
Source: rspca.org.uk
than cats (32 to one). Ever heard of
a cat parachuting in behind enemy
lines? Well, no, say cat people.
Because cats aren?t stupid. Bing
the D-Day hero dog only jumped
because he was tempted out of the
plane with a piece of meat.
The one tale I could ?nd about
cats being parachuted in to save
the day regards Operation Cat
Drop, in which the Royal Air Force
delivered cats by parachute to a
remote village in Sarawak, Borneo,
to help tackle a rodent problem.
Alas, it?s a shaggy dog story.
However there have been cat
war heroes. In 1854, during the
Crimean War, Crimean Tom,
sometimes known as Sevastopol
Tom, rescued starving British
and French troops by leading
them to food caches hidden by the
Russian soldiers.
That single feline Dickin Medal
recipient was called Simon. The
black and white cat, who had the
rank of able seaman, received his
medal posthumously in 1949 for
having served on HMS Amethyst
during the ?Yangtse Incident?, in
which the Royal Navy ship was
trapped on the Yangtse river for
three months during the Chinese
Civil War. Apparently Simon kept
the ship?s food stores rat-free
despite having been wounded.
And while it may be a long time
before we see a cat win Britain?s
Got Talent and make its owner
a millionaire, for some owners,
having a cat has already proved to
be priceless. Missy, a tabby from
Newcastle, detected her owner
Angela Tinning?s cancer by pawing
at her chest, prompting Tinning to
get herself checked out.
The cat?s self-suf?ciency makes
it the perfect pet for someone who
works long hours. Meanwhile,
dogs encourage us to improve our
sedentary lifestyles. Both provide
valuable companionship.
So what is the answer to this
thorniest of thorny questions? Cats
or dogs? Dare I give you my view?
It?s dogs. Obviously. Because
while I?ve lived with and loved
both cats and dogs, I have never
seen a dog clean its bum on the
kitchen table.
Now excuse me as I duck below
the parapet and go straight into
hiding? THE INDEPENDENT
it as a descriptive term, not an
insult.) Despite the fact that about
two-thirds of Britons are classi?ed
as ?overweight? by BMI standards,
negative attitudes are prevalent.
Anti-fat microaggressions
might be the scowls from
fellow travellers on
public transport,
hearing children
making fun of them,
or not being taken
seriously by their
doctor. Constant
bombardment from
the media about
potential health risks
further contribute to
this environment.
Stigmatised individuals go
through life anticipating, fearing,
expecting and preparing for
these events. This consumes an
enormous amount of mental and
emotional energy and is itself a
form of chronic stress.
Microaggressions against fat
people are so pervasive in our
society that many people, even
fat people themselves, may
not recognise them as
stigmatising at all.
Their sometimes
ambiguous nature
means that the
target may be unsure
of the intent or
underlying meaning,
wondering if that
person was actually
stigmatising them or not,
making it dif?cult to respond.
The stigma is so entrenched that
many fat people are complicit in
their own stigmatisation, believing
that they deserve it, or that the
perpetrator is just stating a fact if
they say something like ?fat people
are ugly and disgusting?.
Victims of microaggressions are
often told they are just imagining
the slight, that they are overly
sensitive, or that they simply need
to develop a sense of humour.
Most of us like to think of
ourselves as unprejudiced. We
would never harass a fat person
in the street, beat them up, or give
them inferior service in a shop.
But if we genuinely want to be
part of a kind and decent society,
it is up to us not to let hostility go
unchallenged, for fat people just as
for any other group.
Angela Meadows is a researcher
in psychology at the University of
Birmingham. Read the full article at
TheConversation.com
IQ
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BUSINESS SPORT
38-43
48-56
i WEDNESDAY
23 MAY 2018
27
FOOD
The chippie that
has battered the
competition
Chris Burn meets the family behind
the best fish and chip shop in Britain
W
hat does it take to
be named the best
?sh and chip shop
in Britain ahead of
10,000 competitors?
For David Miller, it all comes down to
attention to detail.
The 56-year-old sees the creation
of the perfect serving as an art. Each
piece of haddock or cod must be
incisively ?lleted so it is the perfect
weight and shape and then gently
laid into the fryer into freshly made
batter ? every step must meet his
exacting standards.
The Miller family have been
involved in the industry for 78 years,
ever since David?s grandfather, Joe,
had a ?sh stall on York market. His
father, Jim, went on to run several
?sh and chip shops in the York area
during the 60s and 70s ? including
the shop in the village of Haxby that
David took over in 1987.
The business continues to be very
much a family affair ? David?s wife,
Lesley, who used to work for Jim
as a teenager, now runs the shop?s
restaurant, while their youngest
son, Nick, 28, has become the fourth
generation to be involved with the
business. Nick gave up a career as a
I was working in a music
studio in Nashville and all
I could think about was the
?sh and chip shop
touring drummer in 2015 to help run
the business alongside his dad.
The move has proved to be
a successful one; following a
gruelling seven-month judging
process involving ?mystery
shoppers?, judges grilling staff on
their knowledge of sustainability
practices and giving a detailed
presentation in London, Millers
Fish and Chips battered the
competition to be named Fish and
Chip Shop of the Year 2018 at the
National Fish and Chip Awards
earlier this year.
Lesley says: ?We have had people
coming in from all over the country
because they have read about us.
We even had a guy from America
whose grandma lives in Haxby. He
had read about it online and couldn?t
wait to come and try it for himself.
But the regulars are chuffed we have
brought it home for the town.?
David runs the shop with the same
rigour and work ethic he displayed
in his younger years when he
worked gruelling hours as a chef in
international hotels and on the QE2
cruise liner.
Just like his father before him,
Nick left a successful career behind,
lured back to the family business.
?I was working in Nashville and
remember being in the studio and all
Lesley and David Miller and their son
Nick celebrate outside the shop in
Haxby, York YORKSHIRE POST
I could think about was the ?sh and
chip shop.?
David says there is no great secret
to their success, beyond hard work,
determination and selecting the
right ingredients.
?It all starts with the ?sh. Our
haddock all comes from one vehicle,
a Norwegian vessel called Leinebris.
It is all line-caught which means
they send out 80,000 individual
baited hooks. They catch the ?sh
alive so if they are looking for
haddock, that is all they keep and
throw anything else back, which
makes it more sustainable.?
The family believe the future is
bright, despite industry concerns
about the potential impact of
Brexit on businesses. Earlier this
month, a report by investment bank
Rabobank warned that the price of
?sh and chips could rocket if Brexit
results in tariffs on ?sh imports.
Ironically for this most British of
dishes, shops like Millers are reliant
on imports of haddock and cod from
companies in Norway and Iceland,
two nations that are not in the EU
but are members of the European
Economic Area in which they pay for
access to the single market and its
bene?ts such as the free movement
of goods.
But David is upbeat about the
future, saying he is not worried
about Brexit as he believes the
current situation is so mutually
bene?cial for customers and
suppliers that a deal will be done.
Whatever happens as a result
of Brexit, one certainty is that the
Miller family will still be banging the
drum for ?sh and chips. ?It is one
of the healthiest takeaways and it
is one of the cheapest and tastiest
takeaways,? David says.
?Everybody loves it. I think ?sh
and chips are on the up again.?
Television Wednesday 23 May
CRITIC?S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
PICK OF THE DAY
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The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs
Love In The Countryside
24 Hours In A&E
9pm, BBC1
In a companion piece to Dr Chris van
Tulleken?s earlier ?lm in which he
looked at the over-prescription of
antibiotics, the personable presenter
(and new dad) tackles the way in
which children are now taking three
times the amount of medication as
40 years ago. The makers of a certain
market-dominating paracetamol
suspension won?t be emailing to
thank Van Tulleken (left) as a GP
here refers to the sticky pink liquid
as the ?heroin of childhood?, while
there?s a fascinating experiment in
which hyperactive primary school
pupils try mindfulness meditation
instead of their daily pill of Ritalin.
The change in one boy, Mason,
is little short of miraculous
9pm, BBC2
Herefordshire pig farmer Wendy
admits with a chuckle to ?playing one
off against the other? as she hosts
former banker Paul and
businessman Simon, and you can?t
help but be charmed by her. That
goes for all the subjects here and if
the BBC are tempted to make a
second series (and I suspect they
will), they should pay equally close
attention to the casting. Sweetly
thoughtful dairy farmer Ed has been
the star of the show so far, but now
he?s having dif?culties choosing
between 29-year-old Lisa and
25-year-old Rebecca ? so he decides
to visit each of them on their home
turf. Elsewhere, farrier Mark ?nds
himself in a complicated situation.
9pm, Channel 4
Whether those who indulge in
high-risk activities should contribute
to their healthcare is probably a
proposal sitting on the desk of some
think-tank somewhere, but
fortunately not yet NHS policy for
the surgeons at St George?s Hospital
as they treat high-speed car-crash
victim Megan, a considerable
risk-taker it becomes clear.
Meanwhile, 40-year-old Jibraeel has
lodged a cotton bud in his ear.
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Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art:
Made In The USA
9pm, BBC4
Something seems to have happened
to Waldemar Januszczak under the
6.00 Flog It! Trade Secrets
(R) (S). 6.30 Ill Gotten
Gains (R) (S). 7.15 Hardball
(R) (S). 8.00 Sign Zone:
Nightmare Pets SOS (R)
(S). 8.30 Sign Zone: Britain
In Bloom (R) (S). 9.00
Victoria Derbyshire (S).
11.00 BBC Newsroom Live
(S). 11.30 Daily Politics (S).
1.00 Perfection (R) (S). 1.45
Going Back, Giving Back
(R) (S). 2.30 Ray Mears Goes
Walkabout (R) (S). 3.30
Victorian Farm (R) (S). 4.30
Street Auction (R) (S). 5.15
Antiques Road Trip (R) (S).
6.00 Good Morning
Britain (S). 8.30 Lorraine
(S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S). 10.30 This
Morning (S). 12.30 Loose
Women (S). 1.30 ITV News;
Weather (S). 1.55 ITV
Regional News; Weather
(S). 2.00 Judge Rinder?s
Crime Stories (S). 3.00
Dickinson?s Real Deal
(R) (S). 3.59 ITV Regional
Weather (S). 4.00 Tipping
Point (S). 5.00 The Chase
(S).
6.00 Countdown (R) (S).
6.45 3rd Rock From The
Sun (R) (S). 7.10 3rd Rock
From The Sun (R) (S). 7.35
3rd Rock From The Sun
(R) (S). 8.00 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R) (S).
8.30 Everybody Loves
Raymond (R) (S). 9.00
Frasier (R) (S). 9.35 Frasier
(R) (S). 10.05 Ramsay?s
Kitchen Nightmares USA
(R) (S). 11.00 Undercover
Boss USA (R) (S). 12.00
Channel 4 News Summary
(S). 12.05 Coast Vs Country
(R) (S). 1.05 Posh Pawn (R)
(S). 2.10 Countdown (S).
3.00 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (R) (S). 4.00
The �0k Drop (S). 5.00
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 5.30
Buy It Now (S).
6.00 Milkshake! 9.15
The Wright Stuff 11.15
Paddington Station
24/7 (R) (S). 12.10 5 News
Lunchtime (S). 12.15
GPs: Behind Closed
Doors (R) (S). 1.10 Access
1.15 Home And Away
(S). 1.45 Neighbours
(S). 2.15 Celebrity 5 Go
Motorhoming (R) (S). 3.15
FILM: My Mother?s Secret
(Curtis Crawford 2012)
Thriller, starring Nicole de
Boer (S). 5.00 5 News At 5
(S). 5.30 Neighbours (R) (S).
6.00 BBC News At
Six; Weather (S).
6.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.00 Eggheads Quiz
show, hosted by
Jeremy Vine (R)
(S).
6.30 Great British
Railway
Journeys (R) (S).
6.00 ITV Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.30 ITV News;
Weather (S).
6.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
6.30 Hollyoaks (R) (S).
6.00 Home And Away
Willow makes a
second attempt
to deliver the
ransom (R) (S).
6.30 5 News Tonight
(S).
7pm
7.00 RHS Chelsea
Flower Show
2018 Sophie
Raworth and
Joe Swift
present (S).
7.00 Back To The
Land With Kate
Humble Kate
Humble meets
a couple in
Herefordshire
(S).
7.00 Emmerdale
Ross is on a
mission (S).
7.30 Coronation
Street (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
(S).
7.55 The Political
Slot With Kate
Osamor MP (S).
8pm
8.00 Watchdog Live
The team report
on a big name
store accused
of breaking its
promises to
customers (S).
8.00 RHS Chelsea
Flower Show
2018 How
gardens and
plants at the
show embrace
modern living.
8.00 Heathrow:
Britain?s
Busiest Airport
(S).
8.30 Coronation
Street (S).
9.00 The Doctor Who
Gave Up Drugs
Part one of two
(S).
9.00 Love In The
Countryside
Dairy farmer Ed
is still unsure
if he has found
the one (S).
10pm
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News (S).
10.45 A Question Of
Sport: Best Bits
(S).
10.00Detectorists
Lance is
obsessed with
?nding the thief
that stole his
gold (R) (S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
11pm
11.15 Ambulance
Crews deal
with patients
undergoing
mental health
crises (R) (S).
11.15 Atlanta A
money-less
Earn takes Van
out on a cheap
date (R) (S).
11.40 Atlanta (R) (S).
12.20 BBC News (S).
12.05 Sign Zone: Britain?s
Biggest Warship (R)
(S). 1.05 Sign Zone:
The World?s Most
Extraordinary Homes (R)
(S). 2.05 This Is BBC Two (S).
Daytime
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Ill Gotten Gains (S).
10.00 Homes Under The
Hammer (R) (S). 11.00
Neighbourhood Blues
(S). 11.45 Close Calls: On
Camera (S). 12.15 Bargain
Hunt (R) (S). 1.00 BBC
News At One; Weather (S).
1.30 BBC Regional News;
Weather (S). 1.45 Doctors
(S). 2.15 The Doctor Blake
Mysteries (S). 3.15 Escape
To The Country (R) (S). 3.45
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
2018 (S). 4.30 Hardball (S).
5.15 Pointless (S).
6pm
9pm
Late
wide-open skies of the American
West ? he seems to have become
more himself, or perhaps a parody
of himself; on a scale of Andrew
Graham-Dixon to Jonathan Meades,
he?s de?nitely now verging on the
latter. He?s also having great fun as
he hangs out in Cody, Wyoming, at
what looks like a two-cent version
of Westworld, fake gunslingers
and all, to discuss Frederic
Remington and his cowboy art
and making a connection to the
drip-drip abstract expressionism
of Jackson Pollock (Pollock having
been raised in Cody, later arriving
in New York wearing a Stetson).
Januszczak also tells of Lancashireborn Thomas Moran, whose
Turner-esque visions of Yellowstone
and the Grand Canyon did so much
to romanticise the West.
Waldemar Januszczak
in ?Made In The USA?
9pm, BBC4
Pig farmer Wendy has
to decide between
two suitors in ?Love
In The Countryside?
9pm, BBC2
Patient Megan spends
?24 Hours In A&E?
9pm, Channel 4
7.00 FIA World Rally
Championship
Highlights
The Rally de
Portugal.
7.00 Beyond 100
Days (S).
7.30 The Culture
Show: Henri
Matisse ? A Cut
Above The Rest
(S).
6.35 FILM: We
Bought A Zoo
(Cameron
Crowe 2011)
Comedy drama,
starring Matt
Damon (S).
8.00 The Secret Life
Of The Zoo Last
in the series (S).
8.00 GPs: Behind
Closed Doors
Medical
students
training at
Hor?eld Health
Centre (S).
8.00 Caribbean With
Simon Reeve
The adventurer
visits the
Dominican
Republic, Haiti
and Puerto Rico.
9.00 A&E Live
Davina McCall
returns for a
second night of
broadcasting (S).
9.00 24 Hours In
A&E A 20-yearold woman is
rushed in after
being involved
in a high speed
car crash (S).
9.00 Rich House,
Poor House
Families from
West Sussex
and Hampshire
swap places for
a week (S).
9.00 Big Sky, Big
Dreams, Big
Art: Made In The
USA Three-part
series on the
golden age of
American art (S).
10.00ITV News At Ten
(S).
10.30 ITV Regional
News (S).
10.45 The NHS Heroes
Awards (R) (S).
10.00Carry On
Brussels New
series (S).
10.00The Sex
Business:
Working The
Streets Last in
the series (S).
10.00Black And
British: A
Forgotten
History (S).
11.05 Gogglebox The
households?
opinions
on recent
television (R) (S).
11.00 FILM:
Hummingbird
(Steven Knight
2013) Crime
thriller, starring
Jason Statham
(S).
12.10 Friday Night Dinner
(R) (S). 12.35 High & Dry
(R) (S). 1.05 First Dates (R)
(S). 2.00 How?d You Get So
Rich? (R) (S). 2.40 FILM:
Powder Room (MJ Delaney
2013) (S). 4.10 Gok?s Fill
Your House For Free (R) (S).
1.00 SuperCasino (S).
3.10 GPs: Behind Closed
Doors (R) (S). 4.00 Britain?s
Greatest Bridges (R) (S).
4.45 House Doctor (R) (S).
5.10 Great Artists (R) (S).
5.35 Wildlife SOS (R) (S).
12.35 Jackpot247 3.00
Grantchester (R) (S). 3.50
ITV Nightscreen 5.05 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
6.00 The Planet?s Funniest
Animals (S). 6.20 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World
Records (S). 6.45 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World
Records (S). 7.10 Who?s
Doing The Dishes? (S). 7.55
Emmerdale (S). 8.55 You?ve
Been Framed! Gold (S). 9.25
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(S). 10.20 The Bachelor
(S). 12.15 Emmerdale (S).
1.15 You?ve Been Framed!
Gold (S). 1.45 The Ellen
DeGeneres Show (S). 2.35
The Jeremy Kyle Show (S).
3.45 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(S). 4.55 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S).
6.00 You?ve Been
Framed! Gold
Comical clips.
6.30 You?ve Been
Framed! Gold
Comical clips
(S).
7.00 You?ve Been
Framed! Gold
Comical clips
(S).
7.30 You?ve Been
Framed! Gold
(S).
8.00 Two And A Half
Men Walden
worries that his
new girlfriend
is cheating on
him (S).
8.30 Superstore (S).
9.00 FILM: The
Wolverine
(James Mangold
2013) Superhero
adventure-off,
starring Hugh
Jackman (S).
9.00 FILM: Hall Pass
(Bobby Farrelly,
Peter Farrelly
2011) Comedy,
starring Owen
Wilson (S).
11.00 Fighting For
King And
Empire:
Britain?s
Caribbean
Heroes (S).
11.25 FILM: Mama
(Andres
Muschietti 2013)
Horror, starring
Jessica Chastain
(S).
11.10 Family Guy (S).
11.40 Family Guy
Brian dates a
blind girl (S).
12.00 Clydebuilt: The
Ships That Made The
Commonwealth (S). 1.00
The Greatest Tomb On
Earth: Secrets Of Ancient
China (S). 2.00 Caribbean
With Simon Reeve (S).
1.25 FILM: Kramer Vs
Kramer (Robert Benton
1979) Oscar-winning
drama, starring Dustin
Hoffman and Meryl
Streep (S). 3.40 Close
12.10 Family Guy (S). 12.35
American Dad! (S). 1.05
American Dad! (S). 1.30
Two And A Half Men (S).
2.00 Superstore (S). 2.25
Teleshopping 5.55 ITV2
Nightscreen
NEWS
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Carry On Brussels
10pm, Channel 4
According to Nigel Farage, there are
?an awful lot of restaurants in
Brussels that won?t even let me
through the door?, a claim that
Farage?s fellow MEP, Labour
Remainer Seb Dance, would take
with a pinch of salt. Ukip, he says,
?talk the language of victimhood
while actually being bullies?. This
?rst episode in a new series about
life in the European Parliament
focuses on Dance and Ukip?s Gerard
Batten, the latter as he attempts to
launch his party?s Brexit manifesto
to an uninterested media. The timing
is a bit odd given that the UK seems
certain to leave ?the Brussels bubble?
while it?s unlikely to change any
minds on the Leave/Remain divide.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-36
FILM OF THE DAY
===
The Graduate
The King?s Speech
5.30pm, Sky Movies Classics
(Mike Nichols, 1967)
Dustin Hoffman was 29 when he gave
his star-making turn as the nebbish
young graduate Benjamin, who is ?a
little worried about his future?. Anne
Bancroft (left, with Hoffman), playing
Benjamin?s girlfriend?s seductive
mother, Mrs Robinson, was only
six years older, but all the same this
iconic comedy perfectly described
the widening of the generation gap
that was a characteristic of late-1960s
America. The Simon and Garfunkel
soundtrack also help ?x it as a very
1960s artefact, but if it is showing
its age, it is still as smart and funny
and bittersweet as it ever was. And
was there ever a more subtly and
ironically undercut happy ending?
9pm, Sony Movie Channel
(Tom Hooper, 2011)
Modest drama about how George VI
(Colin Firth) overcame a stammer with
the help of speech therapist Geoffrey
Rush. It largely consists of two men in
a room, talking, but its intimacy and
restraint are its strengths.
Kramer vs Kramer
1.25am, Film4
(Robert Benton, 1979)
You can argue that, being a ?lm which
was trying to work out what ?women?s
liberation? means, Kramer vs Kramer
is no longer relevant. But you can
argue the reverse as easily, and Dustin
Hoffman and Meryl Streep give ?ne,
still moving performances.
BBC Radio 1
6.00 Hollyoaks (S). 6.30
Hollyoaks (S). 7.00 Couples
Come Dine With Me (S).
8.00 New Girl (S). 8.30 New
Girl (S). 9.00 2 Broke Girls
(S). 9.30 2 Broke Girls (S).
10.00 Black-ish (S). 10.30
Black-ish (S). 11.00 How I
Met Your Mother (S). 11.30
How I Met Your Mother
(S). 12.00 The Goldbergs
(S). 12.30 The Goldbergs
(S). 1.00 The Big Bang
Theory (S). 1.30 The Big
Bang Theory (S). 2.00 How
I Met Your Mother (S). 2.30
How I Met Your Mother (S).
3.00 New Girl (S). 3.30 New
Girl (S). 4.00 Black-ish (S).
4.30 Black-ish (S). 5.00
The Goldbergs (S). 5.30 The
Goldbergs (S).
8.55 Food Unwrapped (S).
9.30 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (S). 10.30 A
Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun (S). 11.35 Four In A
Bed (S). 12.05 Four In A
Bed (S). 12.35 Four In A
Bed (S). 1.05 Four In A Bed
(S). 1.40 Four In A Bed (S).
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(S). 2.40 Come Dine With
Me (S). 3.15 Come Dine
With Me (S). 3.50 Come
Dine With Me (S). 4.20
Come Dine With Me (S).
4.50 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (S). 5.55 A New
Life In The Sun (S).
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Rescue (R) (S). 6.30 RSPCA
Animal Rescue (R) (S). 7.00
Monkey Life (R) (S). 7.30
Monkey Life (R) (S). 8.00
Monkey Business (R) (S).
8.30 Monkey Business (R)
(S). 9.00 Motorway Patrol
(R) (S). 9.30 Motorway
Patrol (R) (S). 10.00
Highway Patrol (R) (S).
10.30 Highway Patrol (R)
(S). 11.00 Sanctuary (R) (S).
12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles (R)
(S). 1.00 Hawaii Five-0 (R)
(S). 2.00 Hawaii Five-0 (R)
(S). 3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles
(R) (S). 4.00 Stargate SG-1
(R) (S). 5.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S). 5.30 Futurama
(R) (S).
6.00 Richard E Grant?s
Hotel Secrets (R) (S). 7.00
Fish Town (R) (S). 8.00
Urban Secrets (R) (S). 9.00
The West Wing (S). 10.00
The West Wing (S). 11.00
House (R) (S). 12.00 House
(R) (S). 1.00 Without A
Trace (S). 2.00 Blue Bloods
(R) (S). 3.00 The West Wing
(R) (S). 4.00 The West Wing
(R) (S). 5.00 House (R) (S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory Raj
prepares for a
date with Emily
(S).
6.55 The Secret Life
Of The Zoo The
zebras have a
newcomer to
their herd (S).
6.00 Futurama (R)
(S).
6.30 The Simpsons
The family takes
a trip to Cuba
(R) (S).
6.00 House A
teenager?s life
hangs in the
balance (R) (S).
7.00 Murder, She
Wrote Jessica
investigates
a murder
connected to
John F Kennedy?s
assassination (S).
7.00 Hollyoaks Tony
and Diane
continue to
argue over Dee
Dee?s treatment
(S).
7.30 Black-ish (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
A couple from
the Wirral plan
to completely
transform a
bungalow (S).
7.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
7.30 The Simpsons
An accident
at work leaves
Homer in a cast
(R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation
The mummi?ed
body of a
woman is found
in a closet (R).
8.00 Endeavour
A famous
international
thief tries to
steal a Faberge
egg (S).
8.00 The Goldbergs
Barry invites
Lainey to the
prom. Last in
the series (S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
8.00 Carnage Six
more Mad Maxstyle vehicles
go head to head
(R).
8.00 Blue Bloods A
police of?cer is
killed during an
armed robbery
(R) (S).
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6am Dotty 10.00 Ace 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Yasmin Evans
4.00 MistaJam 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 MistaJam 7.00 DJ Target
9.02 The 8th With Charlie Sloth
11.00 1Xtra Residency 1am
Benji B 3.00 1Xtra Playlists
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Snoochie Shy
9.00 The 100
Bellamy leads
the charge
investigating a
potential way
home (S).
9.00 Building The
Dream Charlie
Luxton returns
to East Sussex
to catch up with
a self-building
couple (S).
9.00 A League Of
Their Own With
Anthony Joshua,
Jimmy Carr and
Jenny Jones (R)
(S).
9.00 Occupied
Anita attempts
to quell the
neighbouring
Nordic region?s
fears (S).
10.00The Street A
publican falls
out with a local
gangster. Bob
Hoskins stars
(S).
10.00Timeless The
team visit
Washington DC
in 1981 on the
day President
Reagan was
shot (S).
10.00999: What?s
Your
Emergency? (S).
10.00FILM: Scream
3 (Wes Craven
2000) Horror
sequel, starring
Neve Campbell
(R) (S).
10.00Patrick Melrose
A young Patrick
suffers at the
hands of his
abusive father
(R) (S).
11.20 The Street A
single mother
turns to
prostitution.
Anna Friel stars
(S).
11.00 The Big Bang
Theory Penny?s
dad pays a visit
(S).
11.30 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
11.05 24 Hours In
A&E A ?veyear-old is
rushed to A&E
after being hit
by a car (S).
12.40 A Touch Of Frost (S).
2.20 ITV3 Nightscreen 2.30
Teleshopping
12.00 First Dates (S). 1.05
Tattoo Fixers (S). 2.10 The
100 (S). 3.00 Timeless (S).
3.45 2 Broke Girls (S). 4.10
The Goldbergs (S). 4.30
Couples Come Dine With
Me (S).
12.10 Outlander (S).
1.30 Ramsay?s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (S).
2.30 999: What?s Your
Emergency? (S). 3.25 Food
Unwrapped (S). 3.50 Close
11.10 High
Maintenance (S).
11.45 Silicon Valley
Gilfoyle
suggests a risky
proposition (R)
(S).
12.05 Brit Cops: Law &
Disorder (R) (S). 1.00 Ross
Kemp In Search Of Pirates
(R) (S). 2.00 Most Shocking
(R) (S). 3.00 Jamestown (R)
(S). 4.00 Highway Patrol
(R) (S). 5.00 It?s Me Or The
Dog (R).
6.30am The Radio 1 Breakfast
Show With Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00
Greg James 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie
Mac 9.00 The 8th With Charlie
Sloth 11.00 Huw Stephens 1am
Benji B 3.00 Radio 1 Comedy
? Niki And Sammy?s Peachy
Podcast 4.00 Radio 1?s Early
Breakfast Show With Adele
Roberts
12.20 Barry (R) (S). 12.55
Billions (R). 2.05 The
Sopranos (R) (S). 3.15
Without A Trace (R) (S).
4.10 The West Wing (R) (S).
5.05 The West Wing (R) (S).
BBC Radio 2
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken
Bruce 12noon Jeremy Vine
2.00 Jonathan Ross 5.00 Jo
Whiley & Simon Mayo 8.00
The Folk Show With Mark
Radcliffe 9.00 The Birth Of
Sparks: From Beach Boys
To Blighty 10.00 Sara Cox
12mdn?t OJ Borg 3.00 Pick
Of The Pops Royal Wedding
Special 5.00 Vanessa Feltz
BBC Radio 3
6.30am Breakfast. With Petroc
Trelawny. 9.00 Essential
Classics. Suzy Klein is joined
by mezzo-soprano Joyce
DiDonato. 12noon Composer
Of The Week: Ravel. Themes
of childhood storytelling in
Ravel?s work. 1.00 News 1.02
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert.
2.00 Afternoon Concert. 3.30
Choral Evensong. 4.30 New
Generation Artists. 5.00 In
Tune. Music and arts news.
7.00 In Tune Mixtape. 7.30
Radio 3 In Concert. 10.00 Free
Thinking. 10.45 The Essay: The
Shopping News. 11.00 Late
Junction. 12.30am Through
The Night.
BBC Radio 4
6am Today 9.00 Only Artists
9.30 Classi?ed Britain 9.45
Climate Change And Me 10.00
Woman?s Hour 10.56 The
Listening Project 11.00 The
Invention Of The Netherlands
11.30 Ability 12noon News
12.04 Witness 12.15 You
And Yours 12.57 Weather
1.00 The World At One 1.45
The Questionnaire 2.00 The
Archers 2.15 Drama: Julius
Caesar 3.00 Money Box Live
3.30 All In The Mind 4.00
Thinking Allowed 4.30 The
Media Show 5.00 PM 5.57
Weather 6.00 Six O?Clock News
6.30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen
Of Nowhere. Daliso Chaponda
discusses the process of
immigration. Last in the
series. 7.00 The Archers. Lily
admits the truth. 7.15 Front
Row. Arts programme. 7.45
Wuthering Heights. By Emily
Bronte, adapted by Rachel
Joyce. 8.00 FutureProo?ng:
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Anna Foster 1pm Afternoon
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At Seven 8.00 The Full Works
Concert. The Bournemouth
Symphony Orchestra performs
pieces by Parry and Dvorak.
10.00 Smooth Classics 1am
Sam Pittis
Absolute Radio
Jo Whiley &
Simon Mayo
5pm, BBC Radio 2
The duo invite
explorer Bear
Grylls (above)
for a chat and a
chance to plug his
novel The Devil?s
Sanctuary, which
is the third in his
Will Jaeger series
of thrillers.
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1 Emilia-Romagna Italy
Is Emilia-Romagna the best place to
eat in Italy? With a quartetto of culinary traditions originating here, the
case is strong: rag� ? not to be confused with the misnamed spaghetti
bolognese ? hails from the delectable capital, Bologna; prosciutto di
Parma comes from, you guessed it,
Parma; balsamic vinegar is the pride
and joy of Modena (along with Osteria Francescana, a three-Michelinstarred restaurant crowned the
second-best in the world in 2017);
and Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan cheese) was also born here.
Between wildly satisfying meals,
new attractions such as Bologna?s
FICO (the world?s largest culinary
theme park), Ferrara?s National
Museum of Italian Judaism and the
Shoah, and Rimini?s restored Cinema Fulgor, which will soon feature a
museum about ?lm-maker Federico
Fellini, nourish the mind as well. Add
new ?ights from London Stansted to
Rimini, and Emilia-Romagna looks
like a feast for travellers in 2018.
2 Cantabria Spain
This invitingly green region is one
of Spain?s unexpected treasures: a
land of wild, sandy beaches, mistshrouded mountains, enchanting
villages such as Santillana del Mar
and Comillas, lost-in-time churches
hewn from the Ebro River?s sandstone banks, and some of Europe?s
?nest prehistoric cave art.
Gateway to the region, the lively
port of Santander has revitalised its
waterfront with the opening of the
Centro Bot韓 ? renowned architect
Renzo Piano?s modernist cultural
centre. Forming a jaw-dropping
backdrop to it all, Spain?s oldest
national park, Picos de Europa, cel-
Greece?s small Cyclades
include the idyllic island
of Koufonisia with its
seductive beaches (main);
the vineyards of Slovenia?s
Vipava Valley (below) are
ideal for cycling tours
ebrates its centennial this summer,
prompting a ?urry of events, and offering another reason to explore the
jagged peaks, alpine meadows and
limestone gorges to the west.
3 Friesland Netherlands
Most people visiting the Netherlands
make a beeline for Amsterdam, but
this year the province of Friesland
is stepping into the limelight. It joins
its capital Leeuwarden, a small city
with a thriving caf� culture, eclectic
shopping and canals lined with historic houses, as European Capital of
Culture 2018. The city is going all out
with a programme of installations,
festivals and events, including an
exhibition in the Fries Museum inspired by a former resident: the artist M C Escher.
Beyond the city, fertile ?elds crisscrossed by dykes frame a new art
route ? Sense of Place ? that will
celebrate the region?s beguiling
landscape, a highlight of which is
the peaceful quartet of islands in the
Unesco World Heritage-listed Wadden Sea, the perfect spot to escape
amid sand dunes, long beaches and
tidal ?ats.
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4 Kosovo
Often mentioned as an on-the-cusp
destination, tiny Kosovo, wedged
between two mountain ranges in
the heart of the Balkans, has somehow stayed below the radar of most
travellers. But with the country celebrating 10 years of (albeit disputed)
independence in 2018, that looks set
to change.
Coursing with energy, the world?s
second-newest nation also boasts
Europe?s youngest median population ? and it?s their verve fuelling
its development. The Kosovan section of the Balkans-spanning Via
Dinarica hiking trail showcases
the country?s peak-laden landscape
to dramatic effect; more film fans
each summer ?ock to Dokufest, an
acclaimed festival in the sublime
Ottoman-era city of Prizren; and
when the trekking and movie-going
ends, the burgeoning wine region of
Rahovec beckons with more than a
dozen vineyards.
5 Provence France
Nowhere embodies the French
l?art de vivre quite like Provence.
Indulge your romantic side among
the lavender ?elds and olive groves
that have long captured the world?s
artistic imagination; unwind on a
coast blessed with charming towns
and turquoise calanques (hidden,
steep-sided coves); explore chic Aixen-Provence and bustling Marseille,
which offer cool back-street bars,
Michelin-starred eateries and a
gritty, contemporary arts scene.
The arts continue to ?ourish here
this year with the opening of the Fondation Carmignac exhibition space
on 蝜e de Porquerolles, plus an impressive artistic programme taking
over the refurbished railway warehouses at the Frank Gehry-designed
Fondation Luma in Arles.
Getting to Provence will be even
easier too as Eurostar reopens a direct route from London St Pancras
International to Avignon and Marseille, offering services on up to four
days a week.
The Wadden Sea
coast of Friesland
(left); the new
V&A museum
on Dundee?s
waterfront
(bottom left)
? the ideal ingredients for switching off. Don?t take too long to visit,
though: more high-speed ferry companies are adding the small Cyclades to their schedules, particularly
Koufonisia, the rising star with its
seductive beaches and a long, whitewashed main street lined with restaurants and caf閟.
museum is the first step in a �n,
30-year regeneration project that
builds on Dundee?s Unesco City of
Design award in 2014. The redevelopment will transform the historic
waterfront, providing a social ?living room? at the edge of the silvery
River Tay, while further fuelling a
creative scene that increasingly attracts some of the UK?s most visionary talent.
8 Vilnius Lithuania
7 Small Cyclades Greece
Scattered in the Aegean Sea
between Naxos and Amorgos, the
small Cyclades are off the radar
of most visitors to this charmed
part of the world, although one of
them ? Koufonisia ? has become
an increasingly sizeable blip for inthe-know travellers. Head to these
beauties for a taste of the Greek
Islands as they were decades ago,
especially on Iraklia, Schinousa
and Donousa.
Their charm lies in pristine, onetaverna beaches, a slow pace of life
and a rare sense of timelessness
6 Dundee Scotland
With the opening of the newest
branch of the V&A this September,
Dundee is a city with an eye on the
future. Perched at the edge of Craig
Harbour, architect Kengo Kuma?s
angular concrete structure, which
draws inspiration from the contours
of a Scottish cliff face, will be the
country?s leading centre for design,
showcasing 300 years of innovation.
Remarkable ideas deserve a remarkable home and this space-age
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The new
V&A was
inspired by
the contours
of a cliff face
The other two Baltic states have
been hogging the attention in
recent years, but Lithuania?s capital,
Vilnius, has been quietly staging
an alternative show. Its fascinating
yet sometimes harrowing history
remains palpable, from the splendid
Baroque Old Town to painful
memories of a Second World Warera Jewish ghetto. This is a city
with a youthful energy, and it?s on
an undeniable upswing.
Understated cool hangs in the
air: regenerated artists? neighbourhood U?upis boasts new creative
spaces, while a ?ourishing craft beer
scene complements a clutch of New
Nordic-inspired restaurants to rival
many across the Baltic Sea. This year
marks the centenary of Lithuania?s
Act of Independence, with year-long
celebrations including a rousing song
festival throughout July; a hundred
years on, Vilnius has found its con?dent, quirky voice ? it?s only a matter
of time before the world cottons on.
9 Vipava Valley Slovenia
Peppered with terracotta-tiled
hamlets and gothic spires, and lined
with grapevines, it would be easy
to mistake the Vipava Valley for a
rustic Tuscan idyll. But these fertile
winelands, bounded by steep karst
plateaus to the north and south, are
still remarkably undiscovered ? and
they?re hiding in plain sight, just
west of Ljubljana.
Vines have been cultivated in Slovenia for millennia, but today this is a
land of boutique winemakers whose
experimental varieties and techniques are producing outstanding
results and attracting adventurous
oenophiles. Explore on two wheels:
cycle tours pick their way down
quiet lanes between vines, pausing
at wineries for tastings and conversation with the makers.
10 Tirana Albania
One would be hard-pressed to
imagine a better-placed travel hub
than Tirana, which sits between the
Adriatic Coast and the Albanian
Alps. But this is no gateway town;
it?s a vigorous metropolis that
has undergone a transformation
thanks to its former mayor (now
Albania?s prime minister), who had
drab buildings painted in primary
colours, encouraged commuters to
eschew their cars for bikes and
placed greater emphasis on the
city?s green spaces. The result
is compelling.
A typical day might include catching a cable car from the centre to the
city?s peak, Mount Dajti, for panoramic views, lingering over a slowfood experience at a local bistro, and
then a night-time tour of the cocktail
lounges and designer boutiques of
the fashionable Blloku neighbourhood, once the territory of corrupt
communist bosses.
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i WEDNESDAY
23 MAY 2018
Food and drink
The art of the barbecue
W
Create a feast this bank holiday without a stone-cold banger in sight, says EllenManning
hat do you
think of
when you
hear ?barbecue?? A fun
al fresco feast, with plenty
of good food and company?
Or a disappointing spread of
burnt bangers and charred
chicken, possibly with a side
helping of food poisoning?
A skilful few may be producing some banging barbecue food but research from
YouGov has revealed a culinary nightmare. According
to the poll, commissioned by
the manufacturer of cooking
thermometer Thermapen,
more than one in 10 people (14
per cent) are undercooking
burgers, while nearly three in
10 (28 per cent) are overcooking chicken.
That lack of cooking knowhow is probably the reason
why a third of people (33 per
cent) admit to throwing away
barbecued food, with 21 per
cent saying they threw away
?at least one? portion of food
at their last barbecue.
With the average family
having nine barbecues over
summer that means around
22,000 bin lorries of food are
required to take it away.
?We all know that horrible feeling when you?ve got
friends and family round for
a barbecue and everyone?s
having a good time until a
voice says: ?Um, I don?t think
this chicken?s cooked?,? says
caterer-turned-barbecue expert Richard Holden. ?And
what happens when you hear
You can have
one end hotter
than the other?
speed it up or
slow it down
that? Everyone stops eating.?
Holden is on a mission to get
people as hooked as he is on
barbecue. He launched his
own barbecue cookery school
in 2015 and delivers masterclasses to people keen to cook
food that?s edible.
As he stokes up the coals
to show me his tricks, he tells
me where he thinks people
are going wrong.
?A lot of it comes down to
temperature,? says Holden.
?Too much heat and your
food is cooked on the outside
and raw in the middle. Not
enough heat and your food
is cooked through but missing the gorgeous caramelised
exterior that excites the eyes
and the taste buds.?
Holden is keen to show
heat is controllable. ?We are
not understanding that we
can control the heat,? he says.
?We don?t grasp that you can
have one end of the barbecue
hotter than the other. You can
speed it all up and you can
slow it down.?
That means understanding the heat your fuel produces and practising until
you can predict and control
it. Holden is a fan of the ?lid
down? method that allows
you to roast your meat as
the heat circulates, making
sure it?s cooked inside as well
as outside. For him, it?s not a
case of chucking everything
on and blitzing it in the same
2 Grill at 250C
This gives you the control
and time to cook foods
through before they have a
chance to over-colour and
burn on the outside.
3 Use rapeseed oil
It has a higher burn point
than olive oil, so won?t ruin
the taste of food. It can also
oil the grill and be the base
for salad dressings.
4 Leave a small section
of your barbecue without
fuel under it
This is called indirect heat.
With the lid down this
procedure creates a safety
zone where meat can be put
to cook through, rather than
just burning.
5 Cook meat from room
temperature
Bring meats up to room
temperature for 30-40
minutes before putting
them on the barbecue. The
high heat will penetrate the
meat easier, cooking it faster
and keeping it tender.
6 Preheat your barbecue
Ensure your ?re is burning
for 10 minutes before
cooking. This will burn off
anything left over from your
last barbecue and help your
oven hold its temperature
while you cook.
tice. ?If you had people over
for dinner at home most of
us wouldn?t cook something
we?d never cooked before.
So why don?t we do the same
when it comes to barbecue??
For Holden, if we honed
our barbecue skills we?d do it
daily ? not a few times a year.
?You can actually cook anything on the barbecue.? That
includes Yorkshire puddings
and meringues.
?There is such a passion
for great food in this country,
with a real focus on the provenance and quality of ingredients, but there?s still a real
disconnect between what we
cook indoors and what we
produce on the barbecue. I
think with another few years
the face of a British barbecue
will totally change.?
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Richard?s top tips for a successful barbecue
1 Use a lid
Cook with the lid down
for an authentic barbecue
?avour as fats drip onto hot
coals and create aromatic
smoke. Lid-on cooking also
helps reduce ?are-ups and
will cook foods faster.
Richard Holden
says most foods
can be barbecued
heat, but creating ?zones?
that make sure everything?s
cooked how it should be.
But how do you know when
it?s cooked? It?s all about the
core temperature, says Holden. His mantra is: ?75, stay
alive? and rather than guessing or testing one burger or
chicken thigh, using a temperature probe to check each
and every piece individually.
And if your meat is at core
temperature, you will have a
barbecue success.
Two sets of utensils ? one
for raw and one for cooked ?
will help avoid cross-contamination, says Holden, as well
as working from left to right,
keeping anything raw-related
on the former and everything
cooked on the latter. Aside
from that, it?s all about prac-
7 Get a wire brush
Clean your cooking grates
with a wire brush after the
grill has preheated and
before you put your food on.
This will get them smooth
before cooking.
8 Two sets of tools
Use one for raw, uncooked
meat and one for taking
cooked food off the grill
to avoid any crosscontamination.
9 Rest
Not you ? the meat. For
tender, mouth-watering
results, let meat rest
once you?ve taken it off
the barbecue. For steaks
and smaller pieces allow
10 minutes, for bigger
pieces like joints allow 2030 minutes.
10 Use a thermometer
Temperature is king. A
digital thermometer will
guarantee your food is
safely cooked every time.
Remember: ?75 stay alive.?
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manifestation...
I was
ready
to quit
acting
Tired of being told to take her top
off and the way women are
portrayed, Thandie Newton nearly
changed career. Then she found
herself making Star Wars history.
By James Mottram
T
handie Newton is sitting in
a gloomy room in Cannes?
Carlton Hotel, talking as
if her life depends on it. If
this is how much effort the
British star puts into an interview,
she must be a dynamo on set.
?I?m sorry for the long-winded answer,? she says, after speaking for
five minutes non-stop on what her
latest movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story,
means to her. There?s really no need
to apologise.
Joining cinema?s most famous
sci-fi franchise ?wasn?t a lifetime
ambition?, she says. ?It would never
occur to me! It?s up in a place that?s
untouchable. It meant so much to
me as a kid. I was six or seven when
I saw the ?rst one [1977?s Star Wars].
I was of the generation where they
all started; a nice privilege in a way ?
because of what it means to so many
people now. But then I missed out??
Back then, in the era of George
Lucas?s much-maligned prequels,
Newton had other things to consider.
She gave birth to two daughters ?
Ripley (now 17) and Nico (14) ? with
her husband, screenwriter/director
Ol Parker, whom she married in 1998.
Her career was also flourishing,
starring opposite Tom Cruise in
Mission: Impossible II and in Paul
Haggis?s 2004 Oscar-winning race-
relations drama Crash, which won
her a Bafta.
Even when the Star Wars
franchise re-launched in 2015 with JJ
Abrams? The Force Awakens, it wasn?t
a consideration. ?Myself being in
them? I?m 45, man; 45 and I?m black,?
she remarks, bluntly. ?And I?ve
stopped being bitter about that kind
of thing. I?m doing my own thing. I?m
excited about what I?m doing. I love
my career as it is now. I don?t have
that same bitterness and yearning
that I maybe would?ve done.?
Still, when she was asked to join
the team for Solo: A Star Wars Story ?
a spin-off telling of the younger days
of the rascal space smuggler Han
Solo ? she jumped at the chance. ?I
thought it was really courageous ?
and risky ? to make the Han Solo
story, because Harrison Ford [who
played him] is so iconic. And I?m a
bit of a rebel, so I liked the idea of
being involved in something that
was fairly controversial, because
he?s so loved.?
Logistically, it was a ?diabolical?
period, with Newton flying
between Pinewood Studios, where
she shot Solo, and Los Angeles,
filming the second season of
Westworld, the HBO hit show set
in a futuristic Wild West theme
park. It didn?t help that Solo?s
original directors, Phil Lord and
Christopher Miller, were replaced
halfway through the shoot by
veteran ?lmmaker Ron Howard.
Newton plays Val, the ?no
nonsense? love -interest of
bandit Tobias Beckett (Woody
Harrelson), who in turn
mentors the young Solo (Alden
Ehrenreich). ?It wasn?t until after
the film finished that a friend
of mine ? who is a massive Star
Wars geek, one of the actors on
Westworld ? said, ?Do you realise
you?re the first dark-skinned
woman to have a prominent role
in the ?lms?? When I was making
the ?lm, I wasn?t aware of that.?
While the Star Wars universe
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SEAN O?GRADY
Thandie Newton
in Cannes last
week (main
image), and in
?Westworld?
(left), ?Line of
Duty? (inset)
and ?Solo: A Star
Wars Story?
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I??d had
enough of
movies by men.
I?m older. Life?s
too short
has undoubtedly become more
racially diverse ? not least with the
casting of Newton?s good friend, black
British actor John Boyega ? she was
a little taken aback to find she was
making Star Wars history. ?I was
surprised they weren?t making a big
deal out of it. But of course they?re
not. Most of the people involved in
bringing this film to the screen are
not dark-skinned people, so they don?t
understand the relevance. That?s no
criticism of them, it?s just a reality.?
It?s the beginning of a major
change, she thinks. ?Of course as the
years progress, it?s going to happen
more and more.?
Born in London to a black
Zimbabwean mother, who worked in
health care, and a white British father,
a lab technician, Newton experienced
prejudice growing up in the 1970s.
When her family moved to Penzance
in Cornwall, she and her brother
Jamie were the only dark-skinned
children in the area. Racist abuse
was commonplace in the street or in
the classroom. Attending a Catholic
school run by nuns, she wasn?t
initially allowed to have her
photo taken because her
hair was braided and
?too ghetto?.
Newton made
her first screen
appearance at 16,
in the New Zealand
film Flirting,
opposite Nicole
Kidman. But ?acting
wasn?t it for me?;
she really harboured
ambitions to be a dancer. She
read anthropology at Cambridge and
considered going into journalism,
only as a back-up, ?because dancing
was a very dif?cult career and might
not work out?. Then the acting took
off, starring with Cruise in Interview
with a Vampire and the 1995 Merchant
Ivory ?lm Jefferson In Paris.
In the past decade, however,
good roles became sparse ?
despite working for Guy Ritchie
(RocknRolla) and Oliver Stone
(playing Condoleezza Rice in W) ?
and Newton admits she was close
to stopping acting. She and Parker
had welcomed their third child, a son
called Booker, in 2014. And she?s also
a committed activist, from speaking
out about exploitation of women long
before the Harvey Weinstein scandal
broke to campaigning for playwright
Eve Ensler?s V-Day charity to combat
violence against women.
Yet it was more than simply a
change in priorities. ?I was ready to
quit because I was very frustrated
with how women are portrayed
on screen,? she states, visibly
emotional. Newton has battled for
years with producers and directors
about adding more complexity and
dimension to the female roles. ?Very
often these movies were written by
men. I?d kind of had enough. I?m older.
Life?s too short.?
It didn?t help that Newton was
ground down by vile industry
experiences. One Hollywood casting
director ?lmed her, when she was 18,
sitting with her legs apart, touching
herself intimately. Her husband later
discovered by chance that this video
had been shown to others by the
man in question. Then she tells me
about an experience where she was
?lied to? by a director, who filmed
more of her body than she agreed to.
When she refused to take her top off
for one scene, she was visited by the
executive producer.
?He came in going, ?Kid, I hear you
don?t want to have your top off for
the scene.? I said, ?It doesn?t justify it.
There are scenes naked later in the
series that do justify it. Can you not
just wait a couple of episodes?? And
he said, ?Listen, Thandie Newton. Top
off. Ratings!? I was pretty grateful for
his crude honesty. I was like,
?If that?s your reason, then
that?s bollocks!? But he
still managed to get
the actor I was doing
the scene with to pull
down my vest so one
of my boobs was out.?
It was only when
We s t w o r l d c a m e
along that things
changed. Playing Maeve
Millay, a robot madam in
the show, ?I felt like I was an
activist every single day on the set,?
she says, with storylines that subvert
female stereotypes. Even performing
some scenes fully naked? ?It?s so
ironic,? she says. ?I was trying to keep
covered more and more, unless it was
justi?ed, and here I was fully stripped
and it was the most empowering
feeling ever! It changed my life.?
Since Westworld, Newton has
starred in the BBC?s Line of Duty and
there?s more to come, with The Death
and Life of John F Donovan, a ?lm costarring Natalie Portman and Kit
Harrington. While her husband is
putting the ?nishing touches to his
latest ?lm ? the Mamma Mia! sequel
? Newton wants to go behind the
camera too. She?s already written
two screenplays, and you sense
there?s more to come. ?[I needed] to
take a second to ?gure out what do
I want to do,? she says. Now she has,
she?s unstoppable.
?Solo: A Star Wars Story? opens
tomorrow, 24 May; ?Westworld?
Season 2 continues on Mondays at
9pm on Sky Atlantic
A fascinating ? and
wholly unerotic ? look
at the sex industry
� The Sex Business: Working From Home Channel 5, 10pm
� Manchester: The Night of the Bomb BBC2, 9pm
I
t is unprecedented for me to
begin a review with a taste and
decency warning, but I feel I
must in the case of Channel
5?s The Sex Business: Working
From Home. This was the second
instalment of three exploring the
dark underbelly of contemporary
British sexual tastes.
I can do no better than repeat
here the words of the show itself:
?Not for the faint hearted. Be
prepared throughout for fullfronted nudity, graphic scenes of
actual extreme sexual activity,
including dangerous consensual
sexual violence, offensive language,
and drug usage, all of which may
disturb some viewers.?
Ho, ho, I thought, you ain?t gonna
shock me. Well, how wrong I was.
The documentary opened with
the memorable imprecation:
?Resume the position, shit stain!?
This was issued by Mistress Dita, a
dominatrix from Hull, to a ?client?
prone on her bed. I?d be surprised
there wasn?t permanent damage
to his meat and two veg when they
eventually emerged from a weird
Perspex vice.
Repulsive as all that was, I found
myself attracted to Miss Dita:
not because of her (literally) ballbusting attitude (this is, after all, a
lady who has the slogan ?no torture
equipment stored in this car
overnight? slapped on the backside
of her Vauxhall Vectra). No. I would
in fact pay good money to just listen
to her never-ending delivery of
Reepulsive as all
that was, I found
myself attracted to
Miss Dita
?zinger? (not a euphemism) lines.
So if you were to turn up and
hand over �0, you would be duly
warned, with the matter-of-fact air
of a Kwik Fit ?tter, that: ?There?s
gonna be some serious ball-busting
and we?re gonna leave some marks
? is that doable??
Fortunately for all, Dita insists
that her clients undergo a check on
their pacemakers, sign a disclaimer
and, she is quick to add, ?I am fully
insured?. Not all that reassuring,
on balance: to a degree, you place
your life, as well as your tackle, in
Dita?s hands.
In this respect Dita was much
like the other featured escorts,
balancing their private life with
their work: Michael, a lithe
58-year old gay companion; and
Hollie, in her early twenties and
Hollie has sex three to 10 times a day
for �0 per hour CHANNEL 5
a more fragile personality, as we
discovered when she told us about
her eating disorder and a recent
abortion. Hollie adds that she
simply wants to ?protect my heart?.
She has sex between three and 10
times a day, at �0 per hour.
One hopeful, I think,
development in this branch of the
sex industry is the growing revenue
that can be generated from what
you might call auxiliary activities,
ie, without any human contact at
all. By that I mean selling used
undercrackers online, and the like.
The ?lm made clear that
escorting is draining (in so many
ways). I?m glad I managed to watch
most of it, ?inching occasionally,
but not a single frame could be
judged ?erotic?. Hollie asked us,
rhetorically: ?Having sex isn?t
glamorous, is it?? That, I think, is
the sex business all over: it hurts, in
more ways than one.
One year on from the
Manchester bombing and, thanks
in particular to an unusually honest
of?cial report we know all that we
usefully need to about it. Still, the
accounts in the BBC?s Manchester:
The Night of the Bomb still had the
power to upset, as when a teenage
survivor says ?I saw my legs on ?re
and then I was unconscious?. It
also does no harm to be reminded
that the ambulance crews and
?re services were prevented from
entering the ?hot zone? for far too
long, that lives may have been lost
therefore, and that rigid protocols
took precedence over common
sense. When the next bombing
comes, as it will, those mistakes,
at least, shouldn?t be repeated.
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BRIGHTON MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
PICKLE FACTORY, LONDON E2
Playful and ambiguous works
by the art duo, drawn from the
Artist Rooms touring collection
of modern and contemporary
art, exploring themes including
sex, faith and identity.
(brightonmuseums.org.uk) to 2 Sept
Warpaint?s Theresa Wayman
majors in slow-burn mystique
and goth-romantic
reverberations on her solo album,
Lovelaws. (seetickets.com) tonight
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Marianela
Nu馿z is in
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BILL COOPER
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Swan Lake
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Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle
star as newlyweds at a seaside
hotel at the beginning of their
honeymoon in 1962 in this
adaptation of Ian McEwan?s
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Such is the momentum behind
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when they last played the city
little over a year ago.
And like the audience, the band,
whose breakthrough 2016 album
Teens Of Denial saw them hailed
as the future of American rock
music, is now twice the size, too,
with three new members added to
the tight three-piece of old.
Freed from the obligation of
picking up a guitar, which he only
does once over the course of the
supported and framed by John
Macfarlane?s magni?cent designs.
Scarlett and Macfarlane follow
Anthony Dowell?s 1987 production
by setting the ballet in the 1890s.
The prince?s birthday celebrations
are held on a lawn framed by
cedars, a landscape that melts
away to reveal Act II?s lakeside, all
inky shadows and a Turner moon.
Macfarlane?s setting for the Act
III court ball is a marvel of gilding,
marble and painted ceilings. His
costumes have sculptural weight
while moving beautifully. The
corps de ballet?s dancing combines
poignant swan softness with
attack and thrilling speed.
Scarlett was a controversial
choice, a choreographer whose
narrative ballets have often been
messy. He?s ?rmly on traditional
ground here, preserving the
ballet?s Petipa and Ivanov
setpieces ? the Act I pas de trois,
the Act II swan scenes, the Black
Swan pas de deux ? and following
their style in his new dances.
There?s some cautious tinkering.
The villain Von Rothbart now
appears in a new prologue and as
a sinister presence in Act I. The
pas de trois dancers ? scintillating
Alexander Campbell, Francesca
Hayward and Akane Takada ? also
have expanded roles. Scarlett?s
choreography for Act IV is weaker,
lacking the scale and ?uidity of the
Ivanov version.
A great Swan Lake must give
its stars room to shine. Scarlett?s
delivers in spades. Nu馿z?s dancing
is rich, with long, ?oating phrasing
in the white acts and seductive
dazzle as the Black Swan alter ego.
Muntagirov combines virtuoso
splendour with grace. Together,
they create a human tenderness at
the heart of this production.
To 21 June (020 7304 4000)
ZOE ANDERSON
band?s energy-packed set, Will
Toledo is able to concentrate on
being a frontman. He may not have
the voice of Frank Ocean or the
stage presence of James Brown
? as he plaintively wishes on the
song ?Cute Thing? ? but Toledo
is a still a compelling performer,
sharing his ironic, introspective
lyrics with the crowd.
The band?s latest album, Twin
Fantasy, was out earlier this year,
but the songs have been with
Toledo much longer. A proli?c
songwriter who self-released 11
records online before being signed,
the original Twin Fantasy was
written in 2011 when Toledo was
19. It has now been re-recorded
and reimagined following the
band?s commercial success.
The band is also unafraid to play
around with live material. The
memorable opening riff to ?Fill In
The Blank? is ditched, with the song
almost unrecognisable until the
vocals kick in.
While this might have left
some fans worrying they were
going to hear Bob Dylan-style
rearrangements of all Toledo?s
hits, they were soon reassured by
?Destroyed By Hippie Powers?,
which saw the band?s two
drummers joined by a third.
The songs from Twin Fantasy
sound as fresh live as they did
when Toledo ?rst recorded them
on a cheap laptop. ?Bodys? proves
an early crowd-pleaser, while an
epic ?Beach Life-In-Death? and
the beautiful ?Sober To Death?
bring the night to a close. Car Seat
Headrest might be looking back,
but they?re moving forward ? fast.
CHRIS GREEN
Eugene Onegin
The Royal Opera?s Oliver Mears
directs Scottish Opera?s new
production of Tchaikovsky?s
lyrical romance, starring
baritone Samuel Dale Johnson
and soprano Natalya Romaniw.
(0131 529 6000) tonight 7.15pm
FOLK & ROOTS
Laura Bates
Kathryn Tickell and
the Darkening
SHELDONIAN THEATRE, OXFORD
VARIOUS VENUES
The activist founder of the
Everyday Sexism Project
talks about Misogynation,
a new collection of essays.
(01865 792792) tonight 7pm
Kathryn Tickell and a new
six-piece band play some of the
oldest Northumbrian tunes and
songs. Stoller Hall, Manchester
(0333 130 0967) tonight; Komedia,
Bath (01225 489070) Thur
COMEDY
Jon Richardson
THEATRE
THEATRE ROYAL, NOTTINGHAM
Flashdance
Testy, cardigan-wearing grump
Jon Richardson gets great comic
mileage out of his early-onset
fogeyish tendencies in Old Man.
(0115 989 5555) tonight
THE SANDS CENTRE, CARLISLE
Joanne Clifton stars as a
Pittsburgh welder in this great
adaptation of the 1980s musical.
(atgtickets.com) to Sat
If you only see
one thing today
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ESTATE OF PATRICK HERON/DACS 2018
The Royal Ballet?s new Swan Lake
is handsome, very grand and
danced to the hilt. From glittering
court acts to the misty romantic
lakeside, it balances spectacle,
storytelling and powerful dancing
from the entire company, with
Marianela Nu馿z and Vadim
Muntagirov on glorious form in
the leading roles.
It is a huge undertaking. The
last Royal Ballet production of
Swan Lake was created in 1987.
You can see the high stakes in the
way the company has thrown
everything behind Liam Scarlett?s
new staging, from high production
values to astonishingly starry
casting. It?s not often you see
Matthew Ball and Marcelino
Samb� among the courtiers of a
crowd scene, but there they were.
It?s paid off. There?s a con?dence
about the performance, a shared
conviction in the dancing,
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economy, Carney tells MPs
By Ben Chu
Mark Carney has reiterated the view
of the Bank of England that the vote
for Brexit has already knocked in the
region of 2 per cent off the size of the
UK economy, a sum equivalent to
around �bn.
Giving evidence to the Commons
Treasury Committee, Mr Carney
s a i d t h a t t h e e c o n o my h a s
underperformed the Bank?s prereferendum forecasts and that the
Leave vote, which prompted a record
one-day fall in sterling, was the
primary culprit.
?If you look at where the economy
is today, relative to that forecast, it?s
more than 1 per cent below where
it was despite very large stimulus
provided by the Bank of England,
a fiscal easing by the Government
and global and European economies,
which are much, much stronger than
they were previously,? he said.
?If you adjust for those factors, the
economy is about one-and-threequarters ? one-and-a-half, one-andthree-quarters, up to 2 per cent
? lower than it would have been.?
The Bank?s G overnor first
estimated in January, speaking in
Davos, that the cost of the Brexit vote
was heading for 2 per cent of GDP by
the end of 2018.
Wes Streeting, a Labour MP on
the committee and supporter of the
The Governor also said
that losses suffered by the
UK economy due to Brexit meant
real incomes were �0 per
household lower than forecast in
May 2016.
People?s Vote campaign, said: ?The
Governor of the Bank of England is
quite clear that the Brexit vote has
left us all poorer and worse off, and
the Government?s botched Brexit
negotiations threaten to make the
situation even worse for generations
to come.?
Mr Carney also warned that
the UK urgently needed the single
market and customs union transition
after March 2019.
GDP growth in the ?rst quarter is
estimated by the Of?ce for National
Statistics (ONS) to have slumped to
0.1 per cent, the weakest in more than
?ve years. Productivity growth also
slipped by 0.5 per cent.
However, the Bank believes this
was largely attributable to snow
disruption, the Governor told
the committee.
Official figures also showed that
Mr Carney briefed the Commons
Treasury Committee yesterday
UK government borrowing was
smaller than expected in April,
possibly opening up the way for
the Chancellor Philip Hammond
to increase public spending in the
Autumn Budget.
The de?cit in April, the ?rst month
of the 2018-19 ?scal year, came in at
�8bn, lower than the �6bn City
analysts had pencilled in. The ONS
estimated the 2017-18 deficit to be
�.5bn. THE INDEPENDENT
SERVICES
Carillion?s
failure raises
supplier
concerns
By Alan Jones
Quote of
the day
It is time, Prime
Minister, for
you to set out
a compelling,
pro-enterprise
and pro-growth
vision for
the future
Adam Marshall
Director general of the
BCC leads 53 business
leaders? plea to Mrs May
The 30
Second
Briefing
SONY?S EMI
TAKEOVER
Sony is set to buy a controlling stake
in EMI Music Publishing in a deal
worth $2.3bn (�7bn)
It will make Sony the world?s largest
music publisher with a library
of more than four million charttopping tracks, including the back
catalogues for Queen, Carole King,
Alicia Keys and Pharrell Williams.
So is EMI feeling ?Happy??
Perhaps. The British company
was previously owned in large
part by Mubadala Investment
Company, but Sony have taken on
the fund?s 60 per cent stake to take
a 90 per cent interest in EMI. The
remaining 10 per cent stake will
remain in the hands of the Michael
Jackson Foundation.
And is it ?One Vision? for Sony?
Probably more a case of ?Radio Ga
Ga? ? as the Japanese ?rm?s chief
executive Kenichiro Yoshida (above)
said that the deal was informed by a
?resurgence? in the music industry
caused by streaming services.
Taking hold of EMI?s back catalogue
would drive new revenues for the
company, the Sony boss added,
under a new corporate mantra of
?getting closer to people?.
But is there money in music?
Sony says the move represents
a move away from low-margin
consumer electronics towards
content licensing and video games,
another high-growth area thanks to
strong sales for the PlayStation 4
and recent successes such as God of
War and Uncharted 4: A Thief?s End.
Are investors on board?
Perhaps, though initial signs
suggest Sony?s stock price is ?Under
Pressure? or even ?Fallin??: it dropped
2 per cent to hit �82 (3536p) at the
TYO?s close yesterday.
The collapse of Carillion has raised
?significant concerns? about the
Government?s relationship with
major suppliers and the potential
impact on the delivery of important
public services, an MPs? report says.
The Public Accounts
Committee, made up of a crossparty group of MPs, published
government risk assessments of
its suppliers, taking into account
stock market performance and
?nancial statements.
Carillion had been given a risk
rating of ?amber? for months
owing to performance on contracts
with the Ministry of Defence and
Ministry of Justice, but it was not
until after the company issued a
pro?t warning in July 2017 that the
Government downgraded it to red,
the committee said.
?In November 2017, officials
recommended a provisional black
rating for Carillion,? the report said.
? H o w e v e r,
following
representations from the company,
the Cabinet Office did not confirm
the designation. Carillion collapsed
less than two months later.?
Meg Hillier, who chairs the
committee, said secrecy surrounded
large government contracts to
deliver public projects and services.
?The Carillion papers identify
clear and compelling problems with
the business in the months leading
to its collapse. Government had
the opportunity to deal with them,?
she said.
Thousands of jobs have been lost
since Carillion went into liquidation.
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i WEDNESDAY
23 MAY 2018
FINANCE
Branches vital
at ?moment of
truth?, says
Nationwide
By Simon English
Marks &
Spencer?s
clothing
division has
struggled in
recent years
CHARLOTTE
BALL/PA
M&S set to close 100 stores
by 2022 in radical overhaul
By Caitlin Morrison
Marks & Spencer has announced
plans to close more than 100 stores
by 2022 as part of a ?radical transformation? of the company.
The retailer said the 100 stores
earmarked for closure includes those
that have already shut this year, as
well as the 14 store closures that were
announced yesterday.
The company said: ?Alongside
relocations, conversions, downsizes
and the introduction of concessions,
these closures will radically reshape
M&S?s clothing and home space.?
The group has struggled to
improve the performance of its
clothing business in particular over
recent years, and said it is aiming to
Investors did not welcome
the news of M&S?s store
closures, with the chain?s stock
price shedding 2.79 per cent of
their value by close of trading.
Outlook
SIMON
ENGLISH
?Clampdown? on
executive pay is
a phoney war
N
o one who remotely
matters cares less about
spiralling executive
pay. That?s the only
conclusion you can really
reach from investor votes on large
company remuneration reports.
In theory, if you trust the narrative
coming from the City and aped by
Shutting up shop
These M&S stores will close by the
end of July:
Bayswater West London
Fleetwood Lancashire
Newton Abbot Devon
These will close in early 2019 although new M&S Food stores
will open nearby:
Clacton-on-Sea Essex
Holloway Road North London
These stores are being
considered for closure:
Darlington Country Durham
East Kilbride South Lanarkshire
Falkirk Stirlingshire
Kettering Northamptonshire
Newmarket Suffolk
New Mersey Speke Merseyside
Northampton Northamptonshire
Stockton County Durham
Walsall West Midlands
take ?at least a third? of sales online.
Sacha Berendji, retail, operations
and property director at Marks &
Spencer, said that deciding to close
stores ?isn?t easy but it is vital for the
future of M&S?.
Gary Carter, GMB national of?cer,
said staff across the retail sector
would be ?shocked that a big name
such as M&S? was planning to close
100 stores. ?This is a sad re?ection
on the flatlining economy and the
continued slump in consumer
purchasing due to long-term squeeze
on incomes,? he said.
The British high street has been hit
hard by the squeeze on consumers?
purses, with a number of well-known
brands, including Toys R Us and
Maplin going into administration.
Others, like Sainsbury?s and
Asda, have tried to consolidate their
market position through mergers
and acquisitions. THE INDEPENDENT
commentators, there?s something
close to a war on. If so, it?s the most
one-sided in history.
Shareholders are, like Lord Mandelson, ?intensely relaxed about
people getting filthy rich?, even if
they sometimes pretend otherwise.
The main reason for this is obvious,
if often overlooked: fund managers
are themselves very well-paid executives. They have zero personal interest in executive pay going down.
Proxy Insight produces an excellent FTSE 350 Pay Tracker which
covers investor votes on what companies prefer to call ?remuneration?,
perhaps because it sounds less tacky.
The figures are something close to
comic. Votes in favour of pay policies
at WH Smith? 99.66 per cent. There
was a bit of a backlash at Barclays,
rocked by getting only 95.96 per cent.
Proxy has compiled a list of the
big investors most likely to vote
against executive pay. Full credit to
Aviva for only approving remunera-
tion reports 57 per cent of the time.
The bankers at Lazard only give the
nod ?yes? eight times out of 10, which
in the City marks them out as a
rebellious bunch of left-wing radicals.
Nick Dawson at Proxy tells me
that some investors are treating the
pay issue much more seriously than
they have in the past. Playtech saw a
near-60 per cent vote against its pay
report lately. Cineworld got whacked
with a 34 per cent negative vote.
Fu
und managers are very
welll-paid executives. They
have zero personal interest
in executive pay going down
Still, overall the picture is unchanged. In 2016 pay policies were
backed by 94.5 per cent of investors.
This year, the ?gure was 93.1 per cent.
Getting vexed about this is more than
mere jealousy; it goes to the heart of
how big companies are run. If bonus
pay is so large that, say, three ?good?
Nationwide Building Society came
out in support of branches today,
saying they would remain a vital part
of customer service even as bank
rivals shut them apace.
Some research shows people
will use branches at most two or
three times a year in the future,
but Nationwide chief executive Joe
Garner says customers still use
branches to open accounts or for
reassurance on fraud.
?We have more mobile phone users
than internet users, but branches
continue to thrive. Members might
only use a branch twice a year but
they make good use of it. When
it comes to the moment of truth
a branch is really
important,? he said.
Nat i o nw i d e?s
annual profits
fell from more
than �n to
�7m, the
s e co n d ye a r
running profits
h av e s l i p p e d .
Mortgage lending
fell from �8bn to
�8bn, meanwhile.
Mr Garner said Nationwide ?chose
to hold savings rates when others
cut them?, adding: ?We are not
driven by pro?ts, our goal is to help
our members.? Nationwide is losing
market share in mortgages, a sign
of how competitive home loans have
become, although Mr Garner pointed
to record current account growth
and Nationwide?s move into business
banking as signs of expansion. ?It is
possible for a challenger to make a
real difference,? he added.
The building society, which claims
to be the UK?s most trusted ?nancial
institution, is applying for some of the
�0m that RBS has been ordered to
hand out to smaller lenders.
EVENING STANDARD
years makes you a multi-multimillionaire, the temptation to ramp
up earnings per share by any means
necessary is huge. What happens in
the longer-term, well, you?ll be gone
and so will the investors.
It?s hard to escape the conclusion
that official reports into executive
pay are mere ?g leaves, an attempt to
give the impression that something is
being done, before the City goes back
to its 95 per cent in favour votes.
In a democratic election, one side
getting 60 per cent of the vote is
rare ? it?s an absolute landslide. The
chances of getting 90 per cent of the
population to agree on anything is remote. So every time there?s a 95 per
cent vote in favour of a company?s executive pay scheme, we need to make
fun of the voters.
Anyone pretending that there?s
an actual clampdown on boardroom
pay needs to be similarly pelted with
rotten fruit.
EVENING STANDARD
39
From the
business
pages
JC Penney CEO
leaves for Lowe?s
The Wall Street Journal
Marvin Ellison, the chief
executive of struggling
retailer JC Penney, has left the
department store chain to join
Lowe?s. Mr Ellison joined JC
Penney in 2014 and successfully
refocused the company away
from apparel towards more
pro?t-friendly electrical
appliances. Despite efforts to
close stores and slash jobs,
however, its sales continued to
lag behind rivals.
Deutsche Bank
investors ?upset?
Handelsblatt
Deutsche Bank?s chairman,
Paul Achleitner, has come
under renewed investor
pressure following criticism of
how he handled last month?s
appointment of CEO Christian
Sewing. A note from Hermes
EOS, the activist arm of the
�bn fund manager, ahead of
the bank?s AGM reads that Mr
Achleitner ?needs to answer
serious questions?.
New Zealand and
EU seek trade deal
The New Zealand Herald
The European Union has
given the green light to kick off
free-trade negotiations with
Australia and New Zealand,
paving the way to sign off a
multibillion-dollar deal before
the UK completes its exit. Trade
Minister David Parker said he
hoped a free-trade deal with
one of the largest economies in
the world would boost jobs and
incomes in New Zealand.
Santos rejects
$14bn takeover bid
Australian Financial Review
The oil and gas company
Santos has rejected the $14.4bn
takeover proposal from US
rival Harbour Energy and
terminated all discussions
with the group. In a statement
to the ASX, Santos chairman
Keith Spence and his board
said the proposal suggested
a ?highly leveraged private
equity-backed structure?
which would require the
Australian ?rm to prop up
Harbour?s debt raising.
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BUSINESS
The
Business
Matrix
The day at
a glance
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Admiral
Anglo Amer
Antofagasta
AB Foods
Ashtead Group
AstraZeneca
Aviva
BAE Systems
Barclays
Barratt Dev
BHP Billiton
BP
BAT
Berkeley Grp Hldgs
British Land
BT
Bunzl
Burberry
Carnival
Centrica
Coca-Cola HBC
Compass
CRH
Croda Intl
DCC
Diageo
Direct Line Ins
Easyjet
Evraz
Experian
Ferguson
Fresnillo
G4S
Glencore
GSK
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1523.0
4260.0
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533.5
177.3
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1121.5
436.9
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3031.0
589.0
201.2
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1481.5
4427.0
123.1
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340.0
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702.6
2783.5
773.0
4854.0
5256.0
170.6
3520.0
848.8
298.8
954.0
286.2
67.0
4542.0
291.8
686.0
247.0
1386.0
2125.0
256.9
886.5
5826.0
3736.0
251.8
8665.0
918.0
2849.0
1939.0
5768.0
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1641.0
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5470.0
208.2
3555.0
906.0
369.8
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73.6
4572.0
397.8
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261.9
2970.5
2145.0
258.6
1097.0
5902.0
3790.0
263.1
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1784.0
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2298.0
638.5
3656.0
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2681.0
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277.3
900.2
248.1
62.2
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495.4
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1684.0
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2060.0
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6027.4
563.0
2214.0
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+$1.47
High
$80.35
Chg
+$3.27
Price
$1,292.5
Company
OIL
Brent crude,
per barrel
PUBLISHING
TECHNOLOGY
Bloomsbury
profit up to �.2m
GP software firm
set for �2bn sale
Publishing house Bloomsbury
revealed strong preliminary
results yesterday, recording
revenue and pro?t growth.
The ?rm also reported a 31 per
cent boost in sales of the Harry
Potter series, while a weight
loss book by TV chef Tom
Kerridge (left) also contributed
to pre-tax pro?ts for the year of
�.2m, up from �m last year.
London-listed investment ?rm
Intermediate Capital Group is
poised to strike a �2bn deal
to buy Iris, a ?rm that supplies
software to GP surgeries
across the UK, in what would
be Britain?s most valuable
software takeover ever. The bid
follows an auction that included
Omers Private Equity, part of a
Canadian pension fund.
ENTERTAINMENT
FOOD
?Peppa Pig? maker
doubles profits
Sausage maker?s
growth sizzles
Popular cartoon series
Peppa Pig helped to drive a
doubling of pre-tax pro?ts
at Entertainment One, the
production company reported,
with pre-tax pro?ts up to
�.6m for the past year from
�.9m in 2017. Revenue was
down marginally at �05bn
at the FTSE 250-listed group,
thanks to its ?lm division.
Food producer and sausage
manufacturer Cranswick
has seen its turnover grow
to �46bn thanks to a record
�m investment in its facilities.
The company completed a new
Continental Foods facility in
Bury, Lancashire, as well as
securing planning permission
for a new poultry processing
factory in Eye, Suffolk.
ENERGY
TELECOMS
National Grid to
be scrutinised
US-China trade
deal to save ZTE
Ofgem, the UK energy
regulator, has said it will launch
an investigation into National
Grid?s demand forecasting for
the electricity market. It will
scrutinise whether the Grid
failed to operate the system
in an ?economic and ef?cient
manner? when forecasting
consumer power demand.
Washington and Beijing are
close to a deal that will save
Chinese telecoms ?rm ZTE in
return for the country lowering
tariffs on US car imports from
25 per cent to 15 per cent. ZTE
had faced collapse unless it
could source components from
the US after being issued a
seven-year US import ban.
INVESTMENT
RETAIL
Property not
seen as good bet
Terra Firma to sell
garden centres
Over half of UK investors
no longer view property as a
good investment, according
to a survey commissioned
by Rathbone Investment
Management. Just under a
third of 1,000 UK investors and
500 high net worth individuals
consider it a portfolio mainstay.
Wyevale Garden Centres has
been put up for sale by its owner
Terra Firma, the private equity
?rm run by Guy Hands. The
chain has 145 retail locations
across the country but posted
a loss of �2m for 2016. Terra
Firma bought Wyevale for
�6m in 2012.
the
markets
The FTSE 100 could not muster a
second record-breaking day in a
row, despite predictions it might
break the 8,000-point barrier. It
did grow by 0.23 per cent as of
market close, however, to reach
7,877 points. Mining ?rm Fresnillo
(up 3.6 per cent) and Mediclinic
International (up 3.3 per cent) were
the day?s top risers, while Marks
& Spencer (down 2.9 per cent) and
TUI (down 2.4 per cent) suffered
the largest losses.
***
The Frankfurt-listed Dax 30
gained 92 points (or 0.7 per cent)
yesterday, but the French CAC 40
remained largely ?at at 5,640.
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ENERGY
Halfords
geared for
profit fall
One in four Shell
investors votes
against pay policy
By Ravender Sembhy
Royal Dutch Shell has seen a quarter
of investors vote against the company?s executive pay at the energy ?rm?s
annual meeting.
A total of 25.2 per cent of shareholders rejected Shell?s final remuneration report at an AGM held
in The Hague yesterday.
Shareholders approved an
? 8.9m (�8m) package
for boss Ben van Beurden?s salary, however.
The CEO?s award, up 3.7
per cent on the prior year,
came as profits bounced
back during a period of extreme volatility in the sector,
triggered by plunging oil prices.
Shell said in a statement following the meeting: ?We also note that
a number of shareholders voted
against this year?s report. We respect
the range of opinions that shareholders have and acknowledge the resources they can access to exercise
their stewardship.
?We will continue to engage
constructively with our shareholders
Seven of the Netherlands?
10 biggest asset owners
backed the resolution calling
on Shell to set tougher carbon
emissions targets
Halfords welcomed a
new chairman ? Keith
Williams, the former
British Airways boss
? into the saddle as it
announced results
yesterday. The chain
also revealed a 6 per
cent drop in pre-tax
pro?ts for the past
year to �.1m, which
it blamed largely
on unfavourable
exchange rates adding
�m to costs.
Another new arrival,
chief-executive
Graham Stapleton,
who was hired from
Dixons Carphone, said
the company would
refocus more on the
in-store services it
offers, such as bike
repairs and ?tting
car accessories.
?Customers are
becoming more
demanding and new
entrants continue to
disrupt the market,?
he explained.
to re?ect carefully on any feedback
we receive from them and would particularly welcome the opportunity
to work with proxy advisers more
closely in the future, to better serve
shareholder needs.?
The oil multinational also pointed
out that the 2016 remuneration policy was passed by 92 per cent of
investors, and described its
approach to remuneration
as ?appropriate?.
One of the factors
behind the rebellion
was investor unease at
Shell?s handling of an accident in Pakistan where
200 people were killed in a
tanker explosion.
The result will see Shell placed on a
public register of ?rms in which more
than 20 per cent of shareholders have
revolted over a resolution.
Shell also faced questions over its
efforts to reduce carbon emissions,
with nearly half of all those fielded
during the four-hour AGM relating
to climate in some way. The company defeated a resolution calling for
tougher carbon targets that were in
line with the Paris climate deal, which
received only 5.54 per cent support.
Mark van Baal of Follow This, the
Dutch group that brought the proposal, argued that the result sent ?a
clear signal? to oil and gas companies.
Outlook, page 39
INVESTMENT
�n price tag mooted as
investors eye Costa Coffee
By Ravender Sembhy
Costa Coffee is being circled by
a clutch of private equity firms,
opening the door to a potential �n
sale of the high street chain.
T h e co f fe e c h a i n?s ow n e r,
Whitbread, which last month said it
would split the chain and list it as a
separate entity, has been approached
informally over a potential buyout of
the ?rm.
Those thought to be considering a
move on Costa include heavyweight
private equity groups Bain Capital,
CVC and TPG, people with knowledge
of the matter said.
Whitbread is pressing ahead
with plans to spin off Costa in a
separate listing on the London Stock
Exchange, but a private bid for the
group, which is valued at �n to
�n, would have to be considered by
the board.
Whitbread shares spiked following
the news, rising nearly 1.17 per cent to
reach 4233p at market close.
Costa, which Whitbread acquired
in 1995 from founders Sergio and
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expansion. It is thought that a private
buyer would continue the expansion
and tighten up costs at the group.
In April, Whitbread announced
its proposals for the coffee chain
following pressure from activist
investor Elliott.
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BANKING
daily
money
Counting the
cost of having a
paid-for account
with ?benefits?
Ask
Harry
Your questions
about money
Dear Harry,
Lloyds Bank is charging me � a
month for an account I didn?t really
want. I already had a basic, freeto-use account, but when I went to
apply for an arranged overdraft, I
was told I could only get one with the
paid-for account. What can I do?
Name and address supplied
Harry says:
You called the Which? Money Helpline and it seemed highly likely to
us that this packaged account was
mis-sold to you. Unfortunately, your
experience isn?t uncommon.
In the past few years, the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS)
has received tens of thousands of
complaints about these paid-for accounts, which come with add-ons,
such as travel insurance and breakdown cover. You?ve had little use
for the extras that come with this
expensive product, and it sounded
like you were unfairly persuaded to
convert your account. We suggested
that you ?ll out Which??s template
letter to make a complaint (at which.
co.uk/packagedaccount), and Lloyds
has since offered you �300 in compensation. You?ve requested a breakdown to make sure this amount
accurately re?ects what you?ve paid.
ACCOUNT MIS-SELLING
Most banks sell packaged accounts
on a non-advised basis, which means
that you are responsible for the
decision to open the account, but
they must still provide clear, fair and
unambiguous information so that
you can make an informed decision.
Mis-selling occurs when they fail to
do this.
At Which? Money, we?ve analysed
complaints verdicts made by the
FOS in favour of customers and
found cases where people were
upgraded to expensive packaged
bank accounts only to ?nd out later
that they could have opened a much
cheaper alternative more suited to
their needs. We?ve even found examples of customers being upgraded
without their knowledge, or consent.
Signi?cant terms and exclusions
should be brought to your attention
before you sign up. For example, if
a packaged account offers travel
insurance, the bank should ask if
you have any pre-existing medical
conditions, and tell you if these will
affect your eligibility to claim. It is
then for you to decide whether the
cover meets your needs.
COULD YOUR ACCOUNT
HAVE BEEN MIS-SOLD?
If you have a packaged bank account, and you think you might have
been mis-sold it, the overriding
question to ask yourself is, were you
able to make an informed decision
about whether to open the account?
Some of the more obvious signs
that you were mis-sold include being
signed up without your consent,
your bank telling you the only way to
get an overdraft, loan or mortgage
was to open a packaged account, or
discovering after you?ve opened the
account that you aren?t eligible to
claim on one or more of the bene?ts.
Under the Financial Conduct Authority rules, banks must check that
you are eligible to claim under each
policy offered as a bene?t. They
must establish whether each policy
is suitable for you and let you know if
some are not and they must provide
an annual eligibility statement explaining how you can claim on each
First-time buyers looking for a
home in London will pay twice
as much as those in the rest of
the country ? �0,132 versus
�0,515 on average ? according to
research from Lloyds Bank.
The average property price
facing ?rst-time buyers in the
capital has risen by two-thirds
over the past ?ve years, while
the average deposit has soared
by 62 per cent to �,833 in the
same time.
***
Some accounts offer travel insurance as part of their bene?ts package, but the
bank needs to highlight any signi?cant terms or exclusions GETTY
of the bene?ts, so you can easily see
if the account still ?ts your needs.
Packaged bank accounts aren?t
tailored to you as an individual, so
the fact that some bene?ts aren?t appealing doesn?t automatically mean
the account was mis-sold. Similarly,
not making a claim on the insurance
bene?ts doesn?t mean you weren?t
theoretically relying on the cover.
As long as the bank gives you
clear information about the features
and any signi?cant exclusions, it?s
up to you to decide whether it makes
sense to pay for the account.
IS IT EVER WORTH PAYING FOR
A PACKAGED BANK ACCOUNT?
Paid-for bank accounts aren?t always a bad idea. If the bene?ts are
all things that you would otherwise
be paying for separately, and crucially if you value the convenience of
getting them through your bank, you
may think it?s worth the expense.
Many people are very happy with
their packaged accounts.
But whenever we analyse these
accounts, and the bene?ts they
come with, we always ?nd the same
thing ? that you can get the bene?ts
cheaper elsewhere.
If you are thinking of opening
a fee-charging bank account, or
already have one, ask yourself
these key questions:
n How many of the bene?ts do I really need?
n Does the insurance give me the
right amount of cover?
n Can I get any of the bene?ts cheaper elsewhere?
And if you?re attracted to an account because it offers an interestfree overdraft, check if you?re
currently paying overdraft fees and
charges that are higher than the cost
of the fee-charging bank account.
Harry Rose is editor of ?Which?
Money? magazine. To have your
question featured on this page,
email business@inews.co.uk or
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Urgent action is needed to tackle
?sky-high? unarranged overdraft
fees, which can cost several times
the amounts payday lenders are
allowed to charge, according to
price comparison service Which?
The group said some
unauthorised overdrafts can still
cost around seven times more
than a payday loan. It compared
the cost of borrowing �0 for 30
days in an unarranged overdraft
across 16 high street banks with
borrowing the same amount for
the same length of time through
a payday loan. It said overall, 13
of the banks investigated charged
more than a payday loan company,
and some charged much more.
***
Four in ?ve retirees (79 per cent)
face a potential ?later-life ?nancial
crisis? as they have not yet set up
a Lasting Power of Attorney, a
report from insurer Zurich warns.
More than 345,000 retirees who
are planning to use income drawdown to fund their retirement
have not given a family member
or friend the authority to make
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daily recipe
Tomato and tarragon salad
with tapenade toast
Kakuro
Zygolex� In i every day
How to play Fill the white squares so that the total in each
across or down run of cells matches the total at the start
of that run. You must use the numbers from 1-9 only and
cannot repeat a number in a run. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
Find the missing words by following the RHYME, LETTERS and MEANING links
? eg, a word that rhymes with ?cheek?, has one letter different from ?pear? and
has the same meaning as mountain, would be ?peak?. Full rules at zygolex.com.
Solution, page 49
RHYME LETTERS
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GRAZE
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13
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Killer Sudoku No 1295
How to play Each row, column and 3 by 3 box must contain
each number (1 to 9) only once. The sum of all numbers
contained in a dotted area must match the number printed
in its top-left corner. No number can appear more than
once in a dotted area. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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FURL
LETTERS
Futoshiki
2
9
DWELLING
How to play
Place the numbers
from 1-5 exactly
once in each row
and column. The
greater than and
less than signs
(?>? and ?<?) indicate
where one cell is
greater/less than
the adjacent
cell indicated.
Solution:
minurl.co.uk/i
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4
JURY
RHYME
3 7 4 2 1
14
STAVE
5
LOUSE
How to play Place the numbers 1-9 once in each row, column
and bold-lined jigsaw region. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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GORGE
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Tomorrow
Spring or summer
green rice rolls
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6
12
Make the tapenade by blitzing the olives,
capers, anchovies, garlic and thyme in a
food processor, then adding the parsley,
lemon juice and just enough oil to make
a rough paste. (If you don?t have a food
processor, pound the ingredients in a
pestle and mortar, then stir in the lemon
juice and oil.)
Season to taste: you?ll need little or no
salt, as the mixture is already salty from
the anchovies. Thinly slice the tomatoes
and arrange on a platter. Sprinkle with
the sugar.
Whisk the remaining olive oil, lemon
juice and mustard together. Taste and
add more lemon juice or oil if needed.
Pour over the tomatoes. Sprinkle
with salt and pepper and scatter over
the tarragon.
Spread the tapenade on to the ciabatta
and sprinkle over a little extra parsley.
Serve with the tomato salad.
SNOOPED
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14
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8 large tomatoes (a few more if smaller)
2 pinches of caster sugar
4tbsp olive oil
Juice from � of a lemon, more to taste
1tsp Dijon mustard
3tbsp tarragon leaves, roughly chopped
Salt and black pepper
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SERVES 4
200g pitted black olives
2tbsp capers (if in brine, soak in water
for 20 minutes then drain)
3 preserved anchovies
1 large or 2 small garlic cloves,
?nely chopped
Leaves from 3 thyme sprigs
1tbsp chopped parsley leaves,
plus a little extra for garnishing
Juice of � lemon, more to taste
About 5 tbsp olive oil
Slices of ciabatta or sourdough,
griddled or toasted
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Minesweeper
How to play Find all the mines in the grid. Numbers in certain squares indicate how
many mines there are in the neighbouring squares, including diagonally touching
squares. Mines cannot be placed in squares with numbers. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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Maths Puzzle
Codeword No 2016
How to play Fill the empty squares with
numbers that will make the across and
down calculations produce the results
shown in the grey squares. Each numeral
from 1 to 9 must only appear once. The
calculations should be performed from
left to right and top to bottom, rather than
in strict mathematical order.
How to play The numbers in the grid correspond to the letters of the alphabet.
Solve the puzzle and ?ll in the letters in the key as you discover them.
Three letters are provided to give you a start. The solution will be printed in
tomorrow?s paper, the solution to yesterday?s codeword is on page 49.
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How to play
Convert the word
at the top of the
ladder into the
word at the bottom
of it, using only
the four rungs
in between. On
each rung, you
must put a valid
four-letter word
that is identical
to the word above
it, apart from a
one-letter change.
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than one way of
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8 Large white
radish (5)
9 Lionlike (7)
10 Make use of (7)
12 Perfect (5)
13 Drinking
establishment (6,5)
17 Month (5)
18 Small ?sh
(Informal) (7)
20 Bison (7)
21 Edition (5)
23 Covetousness (4)
24 Way out (4)
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SPORT
Jet Streaming
can take to Ayr
and build on
Williams debut
By Anita Chambers
Jet Streaming can pick up some
valuable black type in the Rothesay
Stakes at Ayr.
The four-year-old was trained by
Adrian Keatley in Ireland last year
and, after winning a competitive
handicap at the Galway Festival, she
was pretty reasonably tried.
Pitched into Group Three company at Newmarket last autumn, she acquitted herself well in ?fth but could
not build on that in a ?nal attempt at
Listed success last October.
Transferred to Ian Williams?
care over the winter, Jet Streaming
turned in a promising debut for her
new team when fifth at Goodwood
earlier this month, giving herself far
too much to do after missing the break.
It is to her credit
that she made up
some ground, but
Je t S t r e a m i n g
should at least be
sharper for the
experience, while a
drop back to 10 furlongs may also play to
her strengths.
Elysian Flyer should waste no time
in getting a win on the board in the
Guinness Handicap. The six-year-old
?nished best of all in a ?ve-furlong apprentice heat, showing plenty of dash
to be beaten just over a length off his
lowest ever mark of 75.
The handicapper clearly liked
what he saw as Elysian Flyer has subsequently gone up 3lb, but even with
that extra little chunk, remains some
way below his highest perch.
Legends Of War cost 900,000 guineas at the breeze ups in April so connections will likely be hoping to see a
swift return on some of that money in
the Novice Stakes at Yarmouth.
Trained by John Gosden (above),
this son of Scat Daddy is a fascinating
contender amongst a ?eld of largely
newcomers.
In contrast, Daring Guest is
much more of an open book but is
still worth plenty of consideration
in the ROA/Racing Post Owners
Jackpot Handicap.
Dash Of Spice ran an excellent race
to ?nish second in the City And Suburban at Epsom last time and can go
one place better in the 32Red Handicap at Kempton.
top
tips
BEST BET
Jet Streaming
(4.35pm, Ayr)
NEXT BEST
Legends of War
(2.20pm, Yarmouth)
AYR
4.05
GOOD TO FIRM
GUINNESS HANDICAP (CLASS 3) �,500 added 5f
1
7718-2 POWERALLIED (D) R Fahey 5 9 7............................... P Hanagan 4
2
6-0291 TANASOQ (D) P Midgley 5 9 1(6ex)...................................P Makin 3
3
7540-2 ELYSIAN FLYER (D) P Midgley 6 8 11....................................G Lee 2
4 632114 PLOUGH BOY (D) G Donnelly (IRE) 7 8 11... Ben Coen (7) 1
5
-11156 ORIENTAL LILLY (D)(BF) J Goldie 4 8 8 ... Phil Dennis (3) 5
BETTING: 2-1 Powerallied, 11-4 Tanasoq, 4-1 Plough Boy, 5-1 Elysian
Flyer, 6-1 Oriental Lilly.
4.35
EBF ROTHESAY STAKES (FILLIES? LISTED) (CLASS 1)
�,000 added 1m 2f
1
31-620 TITI MAKFI (D) M Johnston 4 9 3........................ P J McDonald 4
2
63120- COMPANY ASSET (D) K Ryan 5 9 0....................................T Eaves 6
3
669-02 EURO NIGHTMARE (CD) K Dalgleish 4 9 0 ...P Mulrennan 1
4
1750-5 JET STREAMING I Williams 4 9 0........................ Ben Curtis H 5
5
/544-2 POLLY GLIDE L Smyth (IRE) 4 9 0..........................J P Sullivan 2
6
RIPPLING WATERS M Channon 4 9 0.................................G Lee 7
7
337839 SNOWY WINTER Archie Watson 4 9 0...Daniel Tudhope T 3
8
2268-6 WINGINGIT (D) A Balding 4 9 0........................................R Hornby 8
BETTING: 15-8 Titi Makfi, 11-4 Wingingit, 7-2 Company Asset, 6-1 Jet
Streaming, 12-1 Snowy Winter, 14-1 Euro Nightmare, 33-1 others.
FORM VERDICT
TITI MAKFI was beaten by her draw at Chester but is proven in this
grade, having won at Kempton in November, and also makes plenty of
appeal on her Listed second at Goodwood earlier this month. Company
Asset secured some black type when runner-up at Saint-Cloud in
October and has place claims along with Wingingit, a Listed second at
Leopardstown last summer. Any money for Ian Williams? recent recruit
Polly Glide would also be notable.
WARWICK
GOOD
UBS WEALTH MANAGEMENT BIRMINGHAM NOVICES?
HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS 3) �,050 added 2m 4f
1
4/P30- TARA VIEW A King 7 11 12 ...........................................................T Cannon
2
11253- DANDY DAN K Bailey 5 11 10....................................................... D Bass T
3
0/705- OKOTOKS F O?Brien 8 11 9...................................................... P Brennan
4
332F0- LITHIC Jonjo O?Neill 7 11 8..................................................A Coleman C
5
4F212- SISTER SIBYL (BF) H Morrison 7 11 7........................T J O?Brien
6
3251-2 ALF ?N? DOR (D) P Bowen 7 10 5...................................S Bowen B,T
BETTING: 9-4 Sister Sibyl, 5-2 Dandy Dan, 4-1 Tara View, 6-1 Okotoks, 8-1
Lithic, 10-1 Alf ?n? Dor.
FELDON DUNSMORE CARNIVAL HANDICAP HURDLE
(CLASS 2) �,000 added 2m
1
5311P- UNISON (D) J Scott 8 11 12.......................................................M Griffiths
2
02208- ZUBAYR (D) P Nicholls 6 11 2...................................................H Cobden
3
1580U- ROSSETTI (CD) N Mulholland 10 10 13 ....... T Scudamore H
4
1067-R UTILITY (D) Jonjo O?Neill 7 10 11 .................................A Coleman T
5
/6000- NIETZSCHE (D) B Ellison 5 10 6...................... Bryony Frost (3)
6
11232- MISTER UNIVERSUM (D) D Skelton 6 10 6........H Skelton T
7
3323-1 ESKENDASH (D) Mrs P Sly 5 10 5................................... R Johnson
8
42140- MYSTIC SKY (D) Mrs L Wadham 7 10 4
Maxime Tissier (5) B
9
1357-1 LEVEL OF INTENSITY (D) N Hawke 4 10 0(7ex).....S Bowen C,T
BETTING: 11-4 Eskendash, 4-1 Level Of Intensity, 6-1 Mister Universum,
7-1 Zubayr, 8-1 Unison, 10-1 Utility, Nietzsche, 12-1 Mystic Sky, Rossetti.
3.15
3.45
FORM VERDICT
MYSTIC SKY looked to need the outing in better company than this at
Sandown last month and can put that fitness-boosting contest to good
use now with his sights lowered. A mark of 123 leaves connections with
something to work with, while Maxime Tissier?s 5lb claim also helps
matters. Level Of Intensity and Eskendash both won class 4 events last
time out but deserve to take their chances here, while Mister Universum
is respected for the in-form Skelton operation.
4.15
WIGLEY GROUP CARNIVAL HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS
2) �,000 added 2m
1
24542- SAN BENEDETO (D) P Nicholls 7 11 12.....Mr L Williams (7) C,T
2
51321- OZZIE THE OSCAR (CD) P Hobbs 7 11 2..................... R Johnson
3 1UU1-P WORK IN PROGRESS (D) D Skelton 8 10 5...C Shoemark T
4
60U1-1 CAPITOUL (D) Dr R Newland 6 10 5......... S Twiston-Davies
5
/3322- KAPSTADT (D) I Williams 8 10 0..............................Will Kennedy
BETTING: 13-8 San Benedeto, 9-4 Ozzie The Oscar, 7-2 Capitoul, 8-1 Work
In Progress, 10-1 Kapstadt.
FORM VERDICT
This has been the plan for SAN BENEDETO since he finished second in the
Grade 1 Celebration Chase at Sandown last month, and Paul Nicholls?
seven-year-old can give weight and a beating to this field. That threeand-a-quarter length defeat to Altior certainly rates as impressive form,
even if he was slightly flattered by that proximity to the winner, but he
can still show his class here. Capitoul did it well for Dr Richard Newland
at Huntingdon last time, while Kapstadt represents a team going well at
present under both codes.
YARMOUTH
GOOD TO FIRM
BRITISH STALLION STUDS EBF NOVICE STAKES (PLUS
10) (CLASS 3) 2YO �,000 added 6f
1
4 DRAGON KUZA H Palmer 9 2................Josephine Gordon H 7
2
LEADING SPIRIT C Appleby 9 2............................................W Buick 3
3
LEGENDS OF WAR J Gosden 9 2 ...................................O Murphy 4
4
PHOENIX STAR C Dwyer 9 2 ...........................................S De Sousa 6
5
SAN DONATO R Varian 9 2........................................................A Atzeni 5
6
WIRETAP D M Simcock 9 2.............................................J P Spencer 8
7
ZMHAR J Tate 9 2..................................................................................G Mosse 1
8
8 EQUIANO PERLE M Appleby 8 11............................K Lundie (5) 2
BETTING: 2-1 Legends Of War, 11-4 Leading Spirit, 3-1 San Donato, 10-1
Wiretap, 12-1 Zmhar, 14-1 Dragon Kuza, 20-1 Phoenix Star, 33-1 Equiano Perle.
2.20
Racing results
AYR Going: Good to firm
2.00 (6f nov): BOUNDARY LANE
(P Mulrennan 12-1) 1; Columbia
Kid (5-1) 2; Fairy Falcon (1-6F)
3. 6 ran.
2.35 (1m h?cap): PEPYS (G Lee
5-1) 1; Coviglia (8-1) 2; Red
Charmer (16-1) 3. Thornaby Nash
9-2JF, Gone With The Wind
9-2JF. 12 ran.
3.05 (1m h?cap): REBEL STATE (J
Garritty 7-2F) 1; Colour Contrast
(9-1) 2; Chiswick Bey (25-1) 3. 11 ran.
3.35 (7f50yds h?cap): MISCHIEF
MANAGED (D Fentiman 8-1)
1; Royal Duchess (16-1) 2; Steal
The Scene (10-1) 3. Dream Sleep
11-4F. 11 ran.
4.10 (7f50yds h?cap): HAJJAM (D
Nolan 10-3) 1; Masham Star (138F) 2; Inner Circle (7-1) 3. 9 ran.
4.45 (6f h?cap): PLOUGH BOY
(Ben Curtis 4-1) 1; Red Pike (7-2F)
2; Golden Steps (6-1) 3. 7 ran.
5.15 (1m2f h?cap): JOHN
HONEYMAN (Ben Coen 7-2F)
1; Bollin Ted (10-1) 2; Natajack
(25-1) 3. 10 ran.
5.45 (1m5f26yds h?cap): LUV U
WHATEVER (Miss Becky Smith
9-2) 1; Perla Blanca (10-1) 2;
Northern Sky (6-4F) 3. 8 ran.
Jackpot: Not won, pool of
�360.60 carried over. Placepot:
�581.90. Quadpot: �.40.
CHEPSTOW Going: Gd to frm
2.10 (6f16yds nov): SWINGING
JEAN (C Bishop 16-1) 1;
Welcoming (5-4F) 2; Summer
Blossom (4-1) 3. 11 ran.
2.45 (1m14yds h?cap): TALLY?S
SON (C Noble 66-1) 1; Keeper?s
Choice (7-1) 2; Bombshell Bay
(15-8F) 3.
3.15 (7f16yds h?cap): KACHUMBA
(D O?Neill 6-1) 1; Madame Jo
Jo (12-1) 2; Jazzy Girl (25-1) 3.
Thunder North 5-1F. 12 ran.
3.45 (6f16yds h?cap): BUNGEE
JUMP (C Noble 4-1) 1; Operative
(9-2) 2; Dandyman Port (8-1) 3.
Prestbury Park 5-2F. 7 ran.
4.20 (1m2f h?cap): DELIRIUM (C
Shepherd 9-1) 1; Iconic Belle (9-4)
2; Midnight Mood (2-1F) 3. 7 ran.
4.55 (1m4f nov): ALMOGHARED
(D O?Neill 10-11F) 1; Podemos
(11-4) 2; Kings Inn (12-1) 3. 14 ran.
5.25 (1m4f h?cap): VOLPONE
JELOIS (Megan Nicholls 5-2) 1; Bid
Adieu (9-4F) 2; Cape Banjo (7-1) 3.
Placepot: �6.50. Quadpot: �.90.
RUGBY UNION
McCall tips Sanderson
for top job at Saracens
By Hugh Godwin
The path from coaching at Saracens
to a job with England has been a welltrodden one in recent seasons, but
the Premiership ?nalists? boss Mark
McCall is not keen to usher his defence assistant Alex Sanderson onto
it, as there could be a top job waiting
for him at the north London club.
Sanderson?s name has been mentioned among possible candidates
to become England?s defence coach
after Paul Gustard ? who started
his coaching career at Saracens ?
this week landed the job of head of
rugby at Harlequins.
Other names touted for the
vacancy when Gustard departs
England after the summer tour to
South Africa include Brad Davis,
Matt Taylor, Shaun Edwards and
Joe Worsley. But McCall, who has
been director of rugby at Saracens
since January 2011, tipped Sanderson (right, above) as his successor at a
club who like to promote from within.
?I wouldn?t be happy to see him go,
no,? McCall said of Sanderson. ?He?s
not just a defence coach, he?s way
more than that. But he also understands that he?s young; he started
coaching when he was 27.
?He knows he?s in a great place
and a great job at the moment,
and he?s in no rush as far as I can
see. He should be the director of
rugby at this club at some point.
And I hope that?s what he wants
to do. If I am told to leave or I
leave, then Alex should be the
only candidate for the job.?
England?s forwards coach
3
The number of
Premiership titles
won by Saracens so
far under director
of rugby Mark
McCall
Steve Borthwick went to the national
team from Saracens via Japan, and
the 38-year-old former international
?anker Sanderson was given his ?rst
coaching roles by current red-rose
supremo Eddie Jones, at Saracens
and Queensland in 2006.
McCall stated there had been no
contact from England regarding
Sanderson, but he said: ?Andy Farrell?s gone on a similar journey to
England and he is now doing a great
job with Ireland.?
To that can be added former Saracens academy coaches Rory Teague
and Ian Vass who had England roles
as the senior team?s skills coach
and Under-20s performance coach
respectively, although both are now
with clubs in France.
McCall said England No 8 Billy
Vunipola (below) was likely to
be fit for this Saturday?s title decider against Exeter Chiefs at
Twickenham, despite sitting out
the second of Saracens? training
sessions yesterday.
But Wales wing Liam Williams
is ?touch and go? for the final, having missed last weekend?s semi-?nal
thrashing of Wasps with a shoulder injury.
McCall also praised his
former colleague and now
future cross-London rival,
Gustard, saying: ?It must have
been a tough decision to leave
[England] with 14 months to go
to the World Cup, with a team
that are capable of doing well at
it. It is a great job for him to get
and we?ll lock horns twice a year,
but remain good friends.?
Results Service
ROYAL LONDON ONE-DAY CUP
GROUP B
SOMERSET V SUSSEX
Taunton: Sussex (2pts)beat Somersetby75runs
Sussex won toss
Sussex
L W P Wells b C Overton ..........................................................11
L J Wright c Banton b Waller............................................ 105
H Z Finch lbw b Waller...............................................................35
*?B C Brown c Davies b Groenewald...............................8
L J Evans lbw b Waller.................................................................43
M G K Burgess c Banton b Groenewald......................56
D Wiese not out................................................................................58
O E Robinson b Groenewald....................................................0
D R Briggs not out ............................................................................. 1
Extras (lb9 w15)...........................................................................................24
Total (for 7, 50 overs)................................................ 341
Fall: 1-31, 2-138, 3-156, 4-205, 5-229, 6-332, 7-339.
Did Not Bat: A Sakande, I Sharma.
Bowling: P D Trego 8-0-44-0, C Overton 10-0-75-1,
J Overton 3-0-24-0, R E van der Merwe 10-0-74-0,
T D Groenewald 9-0-63-3, M T C Waller 10-0-52-3.
Somerset
J G Myburgh c Evans b Robinson.........................................9
?S M Davies b Sakande...............................................................56
*P D Trego c & b Robinson ........................................................6
J C Hildreth c & b Briggs ...........................................................87
T Banton c Wells b Sakande..................................................... 2
M T Renshaw c Wiese b Brown ..........................................55
R E van der Merwe not out.....................................................34
C Overton b Briggs............................................................................0
J Overton c Evans b Sharma..................................................... 5
T D Groenewald b Sharma.........................................................0
M T C Waller b Sharma.................................................................6
Extras (lb3 w1 nb2).......................................................................................6
Total (42.5 overs)....................................................... 266
Fall: 1-10, 2-42, 3-91, 4-101, 5-197, 6-240, 7-240,
8-255, 9-256.
Bowling: O E Robinson 8-0-41-2, I Sharma 7.5-047-3, D Wiese 8-0-43-1, A Sakande 7-0-53-2, L W P
Wells 4-0-28-0, D R Briggs 8-0-51-2.
Umpires: C M Watts and R J Bailey.
P W L T NR Pts RR
Somerset
3
2 1 0 0
4 1.27
Sussex
3
2 1 0 0
4 0.84
Gloucestershire 2
2 0 0 0
4 0.23
Hampshire
2
2 0 0 0
4 0.18
Essex
2
1 1 0 0
2 0.34
Middlesex
2
1 1 0 0
2 0.28
Glamorgan
2
0 2 0 0
0 -0.95
Kent
2
0 2 0 0
0 -1.28
Surrey
2
0 2 0 0
0 -2.36
INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE, PLAY-OFFS,
Qualifier 1: Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai
Super Kings (Mumbai): Sunrisers Hyderabad
139-7 (20 overs); Chennai Super Kings 140-8 (19.1
overs, du Plessis 67no). Chennai Super Kings
win by 2 wickets.
BASEBALL
MLB: Chicago White Sox 2 Baltimore 3, L A Dodgers 1 Colorado 2, Milwaukee 4 Arizona 2, Minnesota 4 Detroit 2, NY Mets 2 Miami 0, Philadelphia
3 Atlanta 0, St Louis 6 Kansas City 0, Texas 5 NY
Yankees 10, Washington 10 San Diego 2.
BASKETBALL
NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE, PLAY-OFF FINAL:
Cleveland 111 Boston 102 (Series tied 2-2).
CYCLING
GIRO D?ITALIA, ITALY, Stage 16: (Trento - Rovereto (ITT) - 34.2km): 1 R Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing
Team 40mins, 2 T Martin (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin
at 14secs, 3 T Dumoulin (Neth) Team Sunweb
at 22secs, 4 J van Emden (Neth) LottoNL-Jumbo
at 27secs, 5 C Froome (GB) Team Sky at 35secs,
6 F Aru (It) UAE Team Emirates at 37secs, 7 A
Dowsett (GB) Katusha-Alpecin at 40secs, 8 D
Ulissi (It) UAE Team Emirates at same time, 9
C Haga (US) Team Sunweb at 47secs, 10 D De
La Cruz (Sp) Team Sky at 1min 01secs. Overall:
1 S Yates (GB) Mitchelton-Scott 66hrs 39mins
14secs, 2 T Dumoulin (Neth) Team Sunweb at
56secs, 3 D Pozzovivo (It) Bahrain-Merida at
3mins 11secs, 4 C Froome (GB) Team Sky at
3mins 50secs, 5 T Pinot (Fr) Groupama-FDJ at
4mins 19secs, 6 R Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing
Team at 5mins 04secs, 7 M Angel Lopez (Col)
Astana Pro Team at 5mins 37secs, 8 P Bilbao
(Sp) Astana Pro Team at 6mins 02secs, 9 R
Carapaz (Ec) Movistar Team at 6mins 07secs, 10
G Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo at 7mins 01secs.
ICE HOCKEY
NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE, PLAY-OFF FINAL:
Washington Capitals 3 Tampa Bay Lightning 0
(Series tied 3-3).
TENNIS
ATP BANQUE ERIC STURDZA GENEVA OPEN,
SWITZERLAND: First round: L Rosol (Cz Rep)
bt J Vesely (Cz Rep) 2-6 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-4); (6) S
JOHNSON (US) bt M Copil (Rom) 7-6 (7-4) 6-3; M
Fucsovics (Hun) bt (5) A RAMOS-VINOLAS (Sp)
6-1 6-2. Second round: P Gojowczyk (Ger) bt (4)
D FERRER (Sp) 6-2 6-4.
ATP OPEN PARC AUVERGNE-RHONE-ALPES
LYON, FRANCE: First round: T Harry Fritz (US)
bt M Ebden (Aus) 6-4 6-2; F Horansky (Slovak)
bt J Sousa (Portugal) 6-4 3-6 6-4; M Kukushkin
(Kaz) bt G Barrere (Fr) 6-2 6-3. Second round:
(1) D THIEM (Aut) bt R Carballes Baena (Sp) 6-2
6-4; G Garcia-Lopez (Sp) bt C Hemery (Fr) 7-6
(7-4) 6-3.
FRENCH OPEN QUALIFYING ROLAND GARROS
FRANCE, Men?s Qtr-final: Z Kolar (Cz Rep) bt L
Broady (GB) 7-6 (10-8) 7-6 (7-4) ends
WTA NURNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP,
NURNBERG, GERMANY: First round: (1) S
STEPHENS (US) is tied with Y Putintseva (Kaz)
7-5 4-6 3-3; (6) S CIRSTEA (Rom) bt A Petkovic
(Ger) 2-6 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-5); M Barthel (Ger) bt C
Witthoeft (Ger) 7-5 6-3; K Flipkens (Bel) bt (7) A
VAN UYTVANCK (Bel) 7-6 (7-5) 2-6 7-6 (7-2); V
Cepede Royg (Par) bt K Kozlova (Ukr) 6-3 6-4; H
WATSON (GB) bt K Bondarenko (Ukr) 6-3 3-6 7-6
(7-3). Second round: J Larsson (Swe) bt C McHale
(US) 6-3 6-0; K Pliskova (Cz Rep) bt L Arruabarrena (Sp) 6-3 7-5.
WTA INTERNATIONAUX DE STRASBOURG,
STRASBOURG, FRANCE: Second round: Q Wang
(Chin) bt (7) D COLLINS (US) 4-6 7-5 6-2; Z Diyas
(Kaz) bt (6) T BABOS (Hun) 7-6 (7-2) 4-6 6-2; (4)
M BUZARNESCU (Rom) bt E Rybakina (Rus)
6-3 7-6 (7-2); (5) D CIBULKOVA (Slovak) bt R Jani
(Hun) 6-1 6-4.
FIXTURES
CRICKET
ROYAL LONDON ONE-DAY CUP - GROUP A:
DERBYSHIRE V DURHAM (Derby, 11.00am).
Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire (Grace Road,
11.00am).
Northamptonshire v Lancashire (Northampton,
11.00am).
Yorkshire v Worcestershire (Emerald
Headingley, 11.00am).
GROUP B: Glamorgan v Middlesex (The SWALEC
Stadium, 2pm).
Hampshire v Essex (The Ageas Bowl, 11.00am).
Surrey v Gloucestershire (The Kia Oval,
11.00am).
INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE, PLAY-OFFS,
Eliminator: Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan
Royals (Kolkata, 2.30).
CYCLING
GIRO D?ITALIA (Stage 17 - Riva del Garda to Iseo,
155km).
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2-27
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GOLF
Westwood ?delighted? to be
named Ryder vice-captain
By Phil Casey
Lee Westwood ?jumped at the
chance? to be a vice-captain in this
year?s Ryder Cup, even though it almost certainly signals an end to his
remarkable playing record in
the contest.
European captain Thomas Bjorn completed his
backroom team by naming Westwood, Padraig
Harrington, Graeme
McDowell and Luke Donald as vice-captains ahead
of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, with Sweden?s Robert Karlsson having already
been selected.
Since making his debut in 1997,
Westwood (above) has played in the
last 10 contests, one short of Nick
Faldo?s record, and was on the winning side seven times, compiling a
total of 23 points bettered only by
Giro d?Italia leader Simon Yates during yesterday?s 34.2km time-trial between Trento and Rovereto AFP/GETTY
Yates remains in control of Giro
after passing his time-trial test
taken more out of Brit?s lead. The thought I would lose a lot more time
diminutive Yates was out of his but I managed to hang on and I?m
natural comfort zone perched atop really happy.
his huge time-trial bike, but the
?[Retaining the Maglia
25-year-old put in another
Rosa] really changes my
impressive display to
tactics for the coming
limit the damage and
days. Unfortunately
retain his overall lead
for the fans, I can
by 56 seconds after
be a lot more defen?nishing 22nd.
sive. We?ll see.
Simon Yates?
overall lead in the
?The ?rst half I felt
?I have a bigger
Giro d?Italia is now
good, I had a good
gap to the guys bedown
to
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rhythm, and I felt OK,
hind him as well ? it?s
I felt like I was going
not only Tom.
well, I wasn?t losing so
?Tom?s only a minute
much time, and I was re(back) but the guys
ally trying to hold my position,?
behind him are at quite a
said Yates.
lot. It?s a good gap, I?ll see what I
?But in the ?nal 10km I thought can do.?
I was dying a thousand deaths. I
Chris Froome failed to trouble
Dennis?s lead ?nishing 35 seconds
back in fifth place, but the Team
In the ?nal 10km I
Sky rider significantly boosted
thought I was dying a
his chances of a podium finish in
thousand deaths... but I
Rome, moving up from seventh to
fourth overall.
managed to hang on
By Gareth Cox
Simon Yates cleared a signi?cant
hurdle in his bid for Giro d?Italia
glory as the Bury rider kept the
leader?s pink jersey after yesterday?s stage 16 time trial, which was
won by Rohan Dennis.
The Australian powered to victory in Rovereto, clocking exactly
40 minutes over the 34km route
south of the Italian Alps, moving
up to sixth overall with his first
Giro stage win.
Tom Dumoulin, the reigning
time-trial world champion who
is attempting to defend his Giro
crown, was the penultimate of the
161 riders down the ramp in Trento
with only the race leader Yates to
follow.
And despite a committed effort
that took 75 seconds off Yates, the
Dutchman ?nished 22 seconds behind Dennis?s mark and will have
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And although the 45-year-old and
his fellow vice-captains could still
qualify to face the United States in
Paris from 28-30 September, Westwood (117th) is the only one of
the five currently ranked
inside the world?s top 200.
?I?ve never been involved with the role behind the scenes,? said
Westwood. ?So when
Thomas asked me to take
that role I was obviously
delighted and jumped at the
chance. Myself and Thomas
have known each other many years
and anything I can do to have a bit of
input and help, I will gladly do.?
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FOOTBALL: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
CRICKET
Strauss to step back
from England duty
to look after ill wife
assembling a revamped scouting
network, which it was announced
Andrew Strauss is stepping down as yesterday would include former
director of England cricket on a tem- England internationals Marcus
porary basis for personal reasons.
Trescothick, Glen Chapple, Steve
Strauss ?ew home from the Ashes Rhodes, Richard Dawson, Chris
tour in December after his wife Ruth Read and James Taylor in addition
was diagnosed with cancer, and with to new national selector Ed Smith.
a new course of treatment beginAnd with Flower waiting in the
ning later this week, Strauss said he wings, Strauss felt it was the right
would be taking a back seat
time to step aside. ?We
for the foreseeable future in
all know about his qualiThe focus
order to support Ruth and
ties and his experience
has to be on
his two children.
of both England and
Andy Flower, the Eng- getting our
English cricket, and he
land coach between 2009 players better. will fill my shoes very
and 2014, and more recently It is about
adequately,? Strauss
coach of the England Lions, identifying
said of Flower.
will replace him.
?Obviously, I look forplayers
who
?We?re very lucky that she?s
ward to returning after
been very well until now,? have a point
the treatment?s ?nished
Strauss said. ?Although she of difference
and grabbing the reins
is starting a new treatment
again. But I hope you
on Friday that is going to be
appreciate that for this
more challenging for her. As such, period of time, my focus needs to be
I?m going to be stepping back from on supporting Ruth and my family.?
my day-to-day duties while that
With England beginning their intreatment is going on.?
ternational summer with the first
Strauss has kept a low profile Test against Pakistan at Lord?s toover recent months while his wife morrow, Strauss outlined some of
has been ill, skipping the recent tour the work that will be done in his abof New Zealand and making few sence. Strauss hinted that the new
media appearances.
scouting network might even be
In the meantime, he has been prepared to look beyond the county
?People mocked
me and said I
couldn?t play?
By Jonathan Liew
Dejan Lovren says that criticism only
drives him on to improve as a player
Andrew Strauss?s role will be taken
temporarily by Andy Flower
system in search of the X-factor
cricketers required to turn around
England?s abject recent record in
away Test series.
?Over the last two or three years,
our performances haven?t been
good enough,? he said. ?This isn?t
just about the England team, this
is about our pathway and the role
played by county cricket.
?The focus has to be on getting
our players better, more skilful. It?s
about identifying players that have
a point of difference, and helping
them develop.
?And also keeping an open mind
about players from left-?eld. Maybe
guys that haven?t played much
county cricket, but have come from
the leagues, and have something different.? THE INDEPENDENT
PAKISTAN
Mohammad Amir
during catching
practice at Lord?s
yesterday PA
Amir in ?perfect? shape to
target England?s lefties
By David Clough
Mohammad Amir is in ?perfect?
shape for the Lord?s Test and ready
to expose any England frailties
against left-arm pace.
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur reports Amir fully ?t, despite the knee
injury which appeared to trouble
him during last week?s victory over
Ireland in Dublin, for the start of the
two-Test NatWest Series tomorrow.
He is confident too that Amir is
more than capable of seeking out
the vulnerabilities among the home
batsmen which were apparent
through England?s winless winter.
?He?s perfect, 100 per cent,?
Arthur said of the pace spearhead
who took his 100th Test wicket in
his 31st match against Ireland. ?He?s
?ne, ready to go.?
Amir, 26, is returning for the
second time to a hallowed venue
where he ?rst outdid and then disgraced himself as a teenager ? with
a wonderful ?rst-innings six for 84,
followed by his involvement in the
spot-fixing controversy which resulted in his jail term and ?ve-year
ban from cricket.
Two years ago, in Pakistan?s 2-2
drawn series in England, Amir
(right) was back with some fine
bowling which did not perhaps bring
deserving ?gures.
Arthur added: ?Mohammad Amir
is the finest exponent of pace and
swing when he gets it 100 per cent
right.
?We believe he bowls incredibly
well at left-handers, and there will be
three left-handers in the [England]
top four. He?s ready, he?s determined,
he?s fit, he?s strong, he?s excited.?
Arthur, meanwhile, insists he has
no concerns about the output of key
batsmen Azhar Ali and Asad Sha?q.
?I?m not at all worried by them. They
are quality players ? their records
speak for themselves.
?They roll up, they are big-match
players, they?re ?ne and they?re all
batting really well at the moment.?
He will be urging the tourists to
take an attacking, rather than attritional, approach over the next two
weeks.
?In their home conditions, England are a different team to England
abroad. [But] if we play well enough,
this is a changing room full of very,
very skilled cricketers... guys that
don?t fear failure.
?There are going to be times when
you need to control the game... but
for us the best form of pressure
is if we can put pressure back on
the opposition ? and we do that
by attacking.?
By Tim Rich
?What motivates me?? said Dejan
Lovren. ?Your words. When you say
I am not good enough, then I will
show you.
?I don?t know a defender who
doesn?t make mistakes and sometimes people make it bigger than
it is. I have struggled a lot in my
life but the belief was always there.
People mocked me when I was at
school. They mocked me when I was
a teenager.
?They told me I cannot play. They
said I didn?t have a left foot and that I
am not quick enough. All these small
things push me to be better. You say
I don?t have a left foot, well I will hit it
better today with my left foot.?
If Lovren feeds off criticism,
there have been times when he has
had a banquet put in front of him.
In Liverpool?s opening Champions
League group game, it was Lovren?s
botched clearance that led to Sevilla?s
opening goal.
The following month saw him humiliatingly substituted after 31 tortuous minutes against Tottenham. In
December came the needless push on
Dominic Calvert-Lewin that allowed
Wayne Rooney to level the Merseyside derby from the penalty spot.
In those moments of doubt, he
sometimes returns to his desk. It
was in the family house in Karlovac, where his family ?nally settled
after fleeing the Yugoslav civil war
to spend seven years as refugees in
Germany. Karlovac, near the border
with Slovenia, was where a lot of displaced Croats were settled after the
war. Young Dejan did his homework
on the desk. ?When I was about 12,
I wrote: ?I will be one of the best defenders in the world,? on that desk.
Hopefully, it is still there. One day, I
need to go and get it.?
The turning point came in January.
Virgil van Dijk arrived on Merseyside
and, alongside him, Lovren started looking like the centre-half he
dreamed of being while doing his
homework. He will start Saturday?s
Champions League ?nal.
He is one of football?s survivors. In
Klopp?s men are a class
above the legends of
Istanbul, says Benitez
By Michael Walker
God was not allowed in. Istanbul,
2005 and in the early hours of May
26th, Rafa Benitez was informed
there was no room for the likes
of him at the party celebrating
Liverpool?s miraculous
Champions League triumph a few
hours earlier.
Benitez?s reaction was one of
consternation ? he had just left the
party to help a friend get in. But
when he returned, the doorman
stopped him. He was adamant,
Benitez was staying out.
?It?s a private party, you cannot
go in,? he was told. It was then
that Ben韙ez?s friend intervened,
pointing to the then Liverpool
manager and saying to the
security guard: ?Do you know this
man? Do you know who this man
is? He is God. He is God.?
Benitez laughed at the story.
He was speaking at Newcastle
United?s training ground but he
will be forever associated with
Liverpool and Istanbul. Benitez
still lives on Merseyside and
when he travels from Tyneside
on the train, the conversation is
predictable.
?You ?nd Liverpool fans
everywhere and they will always
want to talk about Istanbul,? he
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Dejan Lovren says
that Liverpool ?have
improved a lot? under
J黵gen Klopp PA
October 2014, Real Madrid came to the name ? Liverpool,? Lovren said.
An?eld. The game was over by half To illustrate the difference in attitude
time. Cristiano Ronaldo
between J黵gen Klopp?s
opened the scoring, Karim
team and the one manM
aybe
Benzema added two more.
aged by Brendan Rodgwe
won?t
The remainder of Liverers, Lovren pointed to the
pool?s night was dedicated smash them
night two years ago when
but we can
to limiting the damage.
they found themselves 3-1
Real Madrid will ?eld Ro- do a brilliant
down to Borussia Dortnaldo and Benzema again job. We did it
mund, needing a win to
in Kiev and once more they against Man
make the semi-?nals of the
will be supported by Toni
Europa League. Lovren
City.
We
did
it
Kroos and Luka Modric.
scored the fourth in stopagainst
Roma
Lovren and his captain, Jorpage time before being
dan Henderson, are the only
swallowed up by the Kop.
Liverpool players likely to feature in ?That was two years ago and we have
the ?nal.
improved a lot since then.?
?The only thing that is similar is
Lovren dismisses the idea that
Liverpool will be the hungrier team
? Real Madrid will be ravenous at
the thought of a third straight European Cup. However, he does believe
Madrid, like so many clubs in this
Champions League season, are vulnerable to Liverpool?s pace.
?Maybe we won?t smash them but
we can do a brilliant job,? he said. ?We
did it against Manchester City, winning 3-0 at An?eld. We did it against
Roma, 5-2.
?We beat Porto 5-0 over there. Real
Madrid will be careful. They know
our front three are quite quick.?
Then, he adds with a grin. ?If I look
into a team-mate?s eyes, and see fear,
I will slap him.?
said. ?I always say Istanbul will
be the most emotional ?nal ever
because of the way we won, the
way we came back. Everything
was going wrong, massively
wrong, and then at half-time you
see the Liverpool fans singing
even though we were 3-0 down. It
was massive.?
Seven minutes before half-time,
Benitez remembered, the score
was 1-0 to AC Milan. Then Hernan
Crespo scored two in ?ve minutes.
?When we conceded the second
goal, I was thinking what I had
to say, I was making my notes,?
Benitez explained, ?and then we
conceded a third. I had to give a
speech ? in English. You know my
English now. But then, 10 years
ago, it was not so good.?
Benitez (right) brought on
Didi Hamann for Steve Finnan,
changed the shape of mid?eld
and the course of the game. By
the hour mark, the score was 3-3.
Liverpool won on penalties.
?People say we were lucky
you manage this pressure. Real
Madrid have been managing this
kind of pressure for a while and
Liverpool are in a new situation. I
think it?s a ?ne balance.?
Benitez downplayed Liverpool?s
loss of late goals to Roma, saying
that Liverpool?s lead was the
decisive factor, not tiredness.
Comparing his ?05 team
to today?s, he was clear: ?I
think this one is better.
They talk about the
Miracle of Istanbul but
this team is better.?
Benitez did have
an inspired Steven
Gerrard to call upon,
though not Salah-Man镕irmino: ?We had one player
who could make a difference on
his own [Gerrard] and here they
have three.
?The team spirit, the intensity
could be more or less the same
because it?s the Liverpool way.
But what they have today is more
quality, especially up front.?
in the ?nal, but were we lucky
in the earlier rounds when we
beat Chelsea and Juventus and
Bayer Leverkusen?? Benitez
asked. ?Milan was the best team
in Europe ? they had [Andrea]
Pirlo, they had Kaka and nobody
could be better than them. But we
were better than them. We beat
them.?
As Benitez said, his
Liverpool side were
underdogs in ?05 and
Klopp?s 2018 version
will be the same on
Saturday. In assessing
how it might unfold,
as relevant as Ben韙ez?s
Liverpool connection is
that he was born in Madrid,
his ?rst club was Real Madrid and
his last posting before Newcastle
was as manager of Real Madrid.
?Real has the experience and
the quality, but Liverpool can
do it,? he said, ?Liverpool has
the intensity and the quality,
the passion, the desire. It?s how
Salah elevates football
to force for good ? let?s
enjoy it while it lasts
Most football followers eventually
struggles to reach. All perfectly
get to an age where they ?nally
wonderful, of course, and yet
grasp the concept that there are
there?s still something about the
quite a lot of people out there
runaway Salah bandwagon that
who have little to no interest
feels weirdly, disorientingly novel.
in sharing their all-consuming,
Here?s my theory: those of us
lifelong passion. And so for most
who engross ourselves in football
of an average week, the football
on a daily basis harbour a deep
obsessive exists largely in a bubble,
yearning for the game to mean
populated almost exclusively by his something bigger. It can?t just be
or her fellow believers.
a load of guys in tight-?tting tops
Every so often, though, the
running after a ball. Surely there
bubble gets pricked. And if even
was more to it than that.
we are aware, on some rare?ed,
The trouble is, when football
dislocated level, that
does represent something
Mo Salah is a Big Deal,
larger, it tends to be
Those of us as a re?ection of our
there was still a vaguely
startling sensation to
own corrupted human
who engross
seeing him on the BBC?s ourselves
nature. Deception
main News at Ten bulletin in football
and greed. Hypocrisy
on Monday night.
and rage. Venality and
harbour a
The story was a
incompetence. Racism
yearning
for
package from Salah?s
and sexism. Deep down
it to mean
home town of Nagrig
we want to believe that
something
in Egypt, and even
one pure thing resides
without watching it you bigger
in it.
can probably picture it.
And so, into the chasm
All the usual tropes are
between credulity and
checked: the beaten-up Daihatsu
cynicism: enter Mo Salah. Building
pick-up truck bearing pictures of
cultural bridges.
Salah all over its fender, kids having
Even as we near the Champions
a kickabout on a pitch girdled by
League ?nal, making our ?nal
decaying chain-link fencing. ?From
approach into peak Salah, the idea
this sleepy town,? the reporter
of football as a benevolent in?uence
says, ?Mohamed Salah has united
? not a game, a business, or a
Egyptians from all backgrounds,
branding opportunity ? remains
winning their hearts with his
deeply surreal. Football? As a force
success on and off the pitch.?
for good, you say? You?re new here,
You may, if you?ve been plugged
aren?t you?
into the grid, have noticed quite a
There?s a problem here, of course.
lot of this stuff over recent weeks.
It?s not actually going to happen.
Since the turn of the year, the
Salah (below) may well continue to
wider world has gradually become
score goals by the hundred, even
acquainted with Salah as a sort
put up a school or two. But he can?t
of cultural phenomenon, a shared
possibly live up to our expectations
human experience, of which the
of him, because those expectations
goals have been only a minor part.
have already been pitched at a level
Last week, the British Museum
beyond his reach.
in London put Salah?s football
Which doesn?t make any of the
boots as part of its Modern
current Salah worship any less
Egypt exhibition. Over a million
valid or sincere, of course. And
Egyptians reportedly voted for him
to see the veneration and
in March?s presidential elections,
enthusiasm that Salah
despite Salah not actually
has inspired over recent
standing as a candidate.
months is to be reminded
Streets and a youth centre
of the simple, uplifting
have been named after him
power of stories. ?When I
in Nagrig, where he has also
see him playing, I feel it?s me
paid for a dialysis machine, a
playing,? says one of the
sewage treatment plant, a
kids on the BBC News
school and a mosque.
report. ?I feel grateful
Further a?eld, Saudi
that Salah is from
Arabia has awarded
our town.? One day,
him a piece of land in
no doubt, he?ll learn
Mecca, a recognition
that the gods are
of his role as an
mortal, that heroes
inspiration to
are human, that
Muslims and
football, like life,
Arabs all over the
doesn?t ?t into
world. Somehow,
neat parables of
Salah touches
good and evil. But
the places
you hope it?s not
that modern
for a while. THE
football often
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Kane is England?s
youngest skipper
at a World Cup
By Sam Cunningham
Harry Kane will be England?s
youngest ever World Cup captain
after being handed the armband by
manager Gareth Southgate.
The 24-year-old Tottenham
Hotspur striker was named yesterday as Southgate?s choice to
lead the national team in Russia,
having received the honour ahead
of Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. Bobby Moore, who was 25
when he captained England to winning the 1966 World Cup, was the
previous youngest.
Kane was told by Southgate a
fortnight ago at the Grove hotel,
Watford, when the squad met there
during a conversation which lasted
for more than an hour. The rest of
the squad were told this week on
Monday night in a team meeting.
?I?ve had to keep it quiet a while,
but it?s fantastic,? Kane said yesterday. ?I ?lled up with pride. I told
the family and they were excited. I
didn?t tell anyone, just my close family: my ?anc閑, mum and dad, and
brother. That?s it. We spoke about
when it was going to be announced,
but I had to keep my lips sealed.
?I like to lead by example on and
off the pitch, and that?s what I?ll
continue to do. We have young players in the squad who want to look
up, and some older players to. We
need other leaders in the team, and
I think we?ve got that. I?ll continue
to do what I do, and act the same.?
He added: ?I believe we can win
[the World Cup]. I want to win everything. It?s my mind-set. So do the
players. That?s what we?re going to
try and do. There are some really
good teams in the World Cup, but
it?s worth ?ghting for, those dreams
of lifting it. We?re going to ?ght and
give everything we?ve got.?
Southgate said: ?Harry has some
outstanding personal qualities. He
is a meticulous professional and one
of the most important things for a
captain is that they set the standard
every day.
?He has belief and high standards
and it is a great message for the team
to have a captain who has shown it
is possible to be one of the best in
the world over a consistent period
of time. My feeling is that over the
past 18 months in the camps, he has
shown he has got the desire to take
that into a team environment and he
recognises the importance of bringing others with him.?
Lineker: We?ve got a
fixation with captaincy
? no other nation does
By Nick Friend
Gary Lineker has played
down the importance of
captaincy after Harry Kane
was announced as England?s
World Cup captain by manager
Gareth Southgate. The BBC host
suggested that the fascination
with the armband on these
shores was excessive.
?We sometimes get
obsessed with it in this
country,? he said. ?No
other country in the
world does [as much].
They have a vote.
They have a one, two
and three. If one?s not
playing, two?s captain.
And there is no fuss
made. We tend to create this
massive maelstrom about it.?
Lineker (above) explained
that the captaincy is little more
than symbolic. ?It?s important
for the player but in terms of
altering team performance
[it does not matter], not one
iota,? he added. ?It doesn?t
make a blind bit of difference.
Fact. It?s not cricket. You get
no say in tactics. The manager
will decide everything. Harry
Kane?s not going to go: ?Right,
we?ll change to 3-5-2.??
The Spurs striker, who
appeared to be battling Jordan
Henderson for the role after Joe
Hart?s omission from the squad,
follows Alan Shearer and Wayne
Rooney in captaining England at
a major tournament as a centreforward since Lineker in 1992.
However, speaking at the
BBC?s launch of their
coverage of this year?s
World Cup, Lineker
expects Kane to lead
by example.
?It?s the same
as anywhere else,?
he explained. ?The
captaincy is actually
not very important on
the pitch. It?s only important
off it. You?re basically a middle
man between the manager
and players and the media and
players. But on the ?eld of play,
beyond tossing up, everyone
behaves as they would anyway.
You?ll have natural leaders that
will cajole and others that won?t.
Harry?s not one of those who will
?st pump, as I wasn?t.?
World Cup 2018 is live on BBC TV,
Radio and Online, starting 14 June
Harry Kane
(left) and Danny
Welbeck during
England?s
training session
at St George?s
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There must be something in the
Chingford water. That is what Harry
Kane suspects, anyway. Not one England captain from those parts but
two now, after the Spurs striker was
announced as the man to lead the
nation in Russia next month.
David Beckham was already one
of their ?nest footballing exports to
be handed the England armband but
Kane has gone one better to become
our youngest ever World Cup leader.
?We were from the same area in
Chingford, went to the same school,?
Kane said. ?Who knows? Maybe
something in the water over there.
Extremely proud of where I come
from. I?ve had a lot of texts from old
friends and family.
?David Beckham was a big role
?What a thing to be a part of. I?m very
proud anyway. To see the royal family and the wedding, and a former
England captain there. David was
a big hero of mine growing up. The
way the whole nation comes together
at one time, supports them. That?s
amazing.?
But where Beckham went all-out
for the fame and fortune in his career,
to the point his Manchester United
manager Sir Alex Ferguson criticised
him for putting his celebrity ahead of
his career, Kane, still only 24-yearsold, has had a swim in the world of
GQ interviews and Hugo Boss photoshoots, but is wary of drowning in the
off-?eld commitments. He?s had some
luck with water in his time and does
model of mine, probably not someone not want to push it.
who shouts or screams, but he led by
?With the outside-of-football
example on and off the team.?
world, sponsorships, I try and manThey were both born at the same age it as best I can with my team
aptly named Whipps Cross hospital around me,? Kane said.
in Walthamstow, 19 years apart.
?I like to focus on football first.
Kane will be hoping to get on the Other stuff second. We?ll see what
end of a few of those at the
comes up. If things do
tournament to fire Engchange, my ?rst thought is
D
avid
land towards what would
to focus on the football.
Beckham
be a highly unlikely vic?I?ve had experiences
tory. Imagine if he was get- was a big role where I?ve done a bit too
ting on the end of some of model of mine, much outside football, lost
Beckham?s.
not someone focus with the main thing
On Sunday, Kane set his who shouts
on the pitch earlier when
alarm for 6.30am on holiday
I broke into the Spurs
in the Bahamas to watch or screams,
team, but I?ll focus on my
the Royal Wedding with his but he led by
objectives.
example
?anc閑 Katie.
?Sponsorship stuff, too
He would?ve seen Beckmany appearances and
ham stroll into Windsor?s St
interviews, too much magGeorge?s Chapel in his Dior Homme azine stuff. Taking up four or five
morning suit, as one of the A-list hours a week when normally you?d be
guests for Prince Harry and Megan resting or recovering.
Markle?s nuptials.
?I had a dip at he start of my sec?What a special day,? Kane said. ond season, and we looked at what we
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Irons coach
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Manuel Pellegrini has targeted ?four
or ?ve? signings to launch a blueprint
of attacking football at West Ham.
The former Manchester City manager has signed a three-year deal as
West Ham boss, succeeding David
Moyes at the Hammers? helm.
Now the 64-year-old will set to
work on dragging West Ham back up Manuel Pellegrini has signed a
the Premier League table, following three-year deal at West Ham United
this season?s 13th-place ?nish.
?I think West Ham has a very good opted not to retain the Scot?s servicteam. I know all of the players and es, and have now installed Pellegrini
I saw most of the games that they instead.
played last season,? said Pellegrini.
The Hammers? new Chilean boss
?So I am sure that, with the players led Manchester City to the Premier
we have in this moment in the squad, League title in 2014, with the Citizens
and bringing maybe another four or blasting a record 151 goals in all com?ve players in, we are going to have a petitions that season.
strong team.
Pellegrini believes he
?I am excited about this
shares a common vision
project. I know that this
for West Ham?s future
league is very good and
with the club?s joint
it?s not easy to do it, but
chairman David SulI think that working all
livan. ?Every time I
Manuel
Pellegrini?s
together with the ownspoke with the owner
Manchester City
ers, the technical staff
Mr Sullivan, I always
scored 151 times in
and the fans, we have
had
the feeling that he
their title winning
an important power
wants me,? Pellegrini
season in 2014
and can think about
said.
reaching important targets
Pellegrini left Chinese
for the season.
Super League club Hebei
?I think that West Ham had a dif- China Fortune over the weekend and
?cult season last season and I hope Sullivan has hailed his appointment
that next season we are going to play in east London.
football that will delight the fans.
?He is one of the world?s most re?I always play attacking football spected football coaches and we
and we must try to reach important look forward to working with him,?
targets in the season.?
said Sullivan. ?It was important that
Former Manchester United boss we appointed someone with knowlMoyes replaced Slaven Bilic in No- edge and experience of the Premier
vember and led the Hammers away League, who already has an underfrom the relegation zone to a 13th- standing ? not only of the teams and
place Premier League ?nish.
players we face ? but of West Ham
But West Ham?s board quickly United and our ambitions.?
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CHAMPIONSHIP
Fulham and Villa to fight
for �0m play-off jackpot
The winners of this weekend?s
Championship play-off ?nal
between Aston Villa and Fulham
will land a jackpot of at least
�0m.
Promotion to the
Premier League is the
biggest prize in world
football and the
winners could rake
in more than �0m
if they survive their
?rst season in the top
?ight.
Villa, managed by Steve
Bruce, and Fulham, led by Slavisa
Jokanovic (right) hope to join
Wolves and Cardiff in the Premier
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could do better. We do things at the
right times now, not near games.?
Kane is learning all this from far
and wide, open to advice and inspiration from outside and inside football.
His other in?uences extend to American football and his goalkeeper and
captain at Tottenham, Hugo Lloris.
?I?m a big Tom Brady fan,? Kane
said of the New England Patriots
quarter-back, one of the most successful NFL players of all time.
?The way he drives his team, the
way he works and conducts himself.
Hopefully I can learn from that and
have as long a career as he?s had in
the NFL.
?Hugo at Spurs is great, someone
calm and collected. Will talk to players if needed, but isn?t a screamer.
He?s captained France for a while
now, too, and has great experience.
He sent me a text [on Tuesday] and
we?d spoken about the World Cup
towards the end of the season. It?s
great to have that with me.?
Kane has already experienced his
own social media storm, of sorts,
this season, after coming in for huge
criticism and jokes from all sides for
claiming a goal against a Stoke in the
pursuit of the Premier League golden
boot, which he lost out to Liverpool?s
Mohamed Salah.
?It was my goal, and I rightly
claimed it,? Kane said. ?It was down
to the Premier League to make a
decision and they did. We get on with
it. Maybe that is the world we live in.
A lot of stuff gets over analysed on
social media, but I claimed the goal,
got the goal and moved on.?
Beckham would no doubt have had
far, far worse had Twitter existed
when he was a player.
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winners will bene?t from future
additional revenue of at least
�0m across the next three
seasons, which could rise to in
excess of �0m if they retain
their Premier League status.
The ?gures, released by
Deloitte, are the same
as last season with this
year?s match falling in
the second year of the
latest, record-breaking
three-year television
rights deal.
For each of the last three
seasons, the winners? increased
revenue is nearly three times that
of Burnley and Blackpool, who
saw a minimum revenue uplift of
�m for winning the play-off in
2009 and 2010 respectively.
How people reacted to
the bombing made me
proud to be Mancunian
T
he ?rst time you go into
Manchester as a kid,
you?re just so excited.
Town is absolutely
massive. I remember it
clearly. I remember going in different shops, going down all the side
streets. You?re just exploring it like
any kid would. You have to do that;
all kids have to do it to grow as a
person. That?s what we did.
For me, there were reasons to
go through town on a day-to-day
basis. Whether it was helping
my Mum with the shopping or
just wandering around with my
brothers, family members or
friends, there were always different
reasons and it was always exciting.
Town is a special place.
Football and music are big
things in Manchester. For a lot
of my friends, music was always
absolutely massive. For me, when
I was growing up, personally it
was all about sports, and obviously
football in particular.
I was just mad about sports,
couldn?t get enough of it, so I didn?t
really get into music until later on,
when I was a bit older.
Eventually, I started going to
gigs, and one that I most remember
going to was seeing Drake at the
Manchester Arena. That was
great fun. Drake?s been one of my
favourite artists since I started
getting into music, so it was really
exciting to go and watch him.
It?s unbelievable to think that
so many people lost their lives or
suffered terrible injuries doing the
exact same thing last year. What
happened in Manchester on 22
May 2017 was unimaginable.
I won?t forget the moment I
found out about the bombing at
the Arena. In that moment, I won?t
lie, it?s so tough to process. The
likelihood of you knowing someone
who was directly involved in it is
quite high, so it?s a dif?cult moment.
Personally, there was a massive,
massive impact on me and I could
see it affected the rest of the team
as well. We were preparing for
the Europa League ?nal two days
later, but even though we went to
Stockholm, Manchester was at the
front of our minds.
We all spoke about it beforehand
in the dressing room before we
went out for the ?nal and when the
game had ?nished and we?d won,
the ?rst thing we did was make
sure we showed our respects for
what had happened back home.
What made us really think about
it the most was when Jesse and I
went to visit some of the younger
victims in hospital. I was both
excited and a bit nervous to meet
them all but, honestly, it was one
of the most special occasions I can
A woman walks through Manchester
city centre yesterday morning
remember. We went to put smiles
on faces where we could, but they
ended up helping us and making us
smile. I really can?t put into words
how brave those incredible kids are;
how brave all the victims are. I can?t
?nd the words to do them justice.
I couldn?t imagine going through
a moment or an experience like
that at the age some of those kids
were. Really, there?s no age to go
through something like what all of
the victims went through. But they
are all such strong people. To show
that much strength, it?s actually
what this country needs.
It was a similar story at the One
Love Manchester concert shortly
after the bombing. It was an
incredible gesture from Ariana
Grande and all the artists that took
part, and the best part was seeing
faces all around Manchester come
together to support one another.
Time does move on, even after
something as huge as the bombing.
When something like that happens,
there is always a reaction and the
positive thing is that the survivors
are recovering. Some of them
are even stronger for what has
happened and that?s a positive
because it shows what amazing
character they have all got.
My support still goes out to the
victims and their families. Nobody
will ever forget what happened
but the way Manchester pulled
together shows you everything you
need to know about the people here.
Seeing how everyone reacted made
me so proud to be a Mancunian.
We can?t let what happened
physically control us in what we
do in the future. When people say
we have to stay strong and stay
together at times like last May, I
think that?s what it means: that we
have to stand side by side, together,
live our lives and don?t be afraid.
That?s what we?ve done and that?s
what we?ll keep on doing.
We are Manchester, a city united.
This column ?rst appeared on
manutd.com and is republished
with permission
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ARSENAL
Emery ready to begin
major re-building job
By James Olley
Rumours of a managerial change
between Arsenal and Paris SaintGermain have been rife for years. It
was just never supposed to be this
way round.
Unai Emery is now in advanced
talks with the Gunners to become
Ars鑞e Wenger?s successor after ?ying into London yesterday to usurp
Mikel Arteta as the front runner.
The Spaniard is likely to be con?rmed as Arsenal?s new manager in
the next 48 hours on a four-year deal
worth less than Wenger?s �illiona-year salary in the latest twist to
a search which has seen the club?s
hierarchy interview several possible
candidates.
Disagreements over the exact
level of control Arteta would have,
combined with concerns over his Unai Emery is close to agreeing a
lack of experience, prompted an deal to take over as Arsenal manager
approach to Emery, who left PSG
on Sunday after their ?nal game of a tion has continued that he could
title-winning Ligue 1 season.
?nd a role in Paris. Yet, in fact, it is
His departure comes after just Emery who is a racing certainty to
two seasons, a spell which began move between the two clubs and for
with Emery joining a long list of all his admiration of Wenger?s work,
coaches engaging press conference the 46-year-old must be ruthless in
pleasantries with Wenger ahead of stamping his own authority on the
a Champions League group stage club after edging the internal battle
match between the two sides in Sep- for favouritism.
tember 2016.
C h i e f exe c u t i ve Iva n
Emery?s reign was just
Gazidis was Arteta?s
four games old ? two
main advocate having
wins, one draw and
worked with him dura defeat to Monaco,
ing his playing days,
who would go on to
admired his work
The number of
be crowned French
at Manchester City
trophies
won
by
champions ? and he
and received posiUnai Emery during
was already a man
tive
feedback about
his spells in charge
under pressure. Typih
i s e f fe c t i ve n e s s
of PSG and
cally, Wenger backed
under Pep Guardiola.
Sevilla
his counterpart while
His ? and therefore
Emery lauded the FrenchArsenal?s ? interest preman?s longevity. Significantly,
dates the arrival of both Sven
Wenger also chose the occasion to Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi, the
confirm for the first time that he head of recruitment and head of
turned down the chance to manage football relations.
PSG three times, in 2011, 2013 and
Mislintat was keen on Julian
2014.
Nagelsmann, Sanllehi on Luis EnThe link was persistent, rooted rique, with Emery also on his list.
in his close relationship with the Carlo Ancelotti, Patrick Vieira and
club?s chairman and chief execu- Thierry Henry were among others
tive of?cer, Nasser Al-Khelai?, and to be considered but once Enrique
since his departure from Arsenal (wage) and Massimiliano Allegri
was confirmed in April, specula- (transfer budget) indicated they
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Liverpool and Roma
charged by Uefa
Liverpool and Roma have been
charged by Uefa following crowd
disturbances at the Champions
League semi-?nal ?rst leg between
the teams at An?eld. The Premier
League side have also been charged
over the throwing of objects and
setting off ?reworks. The crowd
disturbances charge covers no
speci?c incident. Liverpool fan Sean
Cox remains in a critical condition
after being attacked before the ?rst
leg tie on 24 April.
had requirements beyond Arsenal?s
means, Arteta came to the fore.
It has been suggested Arteta has
turned out to be something of a
smokescreen but City expected him
to leave, contract details had been
discussed and a three-year deal had
been mooted, suggesting this was
less an elaborate ploy and more an
individual on the brink of being formally offered the job. Arsenal have
been careful to point out no single
candidate had that honour, insisting
they have been sounded out for their
thoughts and requirements but a
decision had to be made before the
World Cup.
It remains to be seen how the balance of power within the Gazidis,
Mislintat, Sanllehi triumvirate has
played out but the latter pair are the
football experts and Emery seems
a more logical ?t for Sanllehi than
anyone else.
That said, Emery arrives with a
proven pedigree having won three
Europa League titles with Sevilla,
an obsessive work ethic, meticulous preparation based on extensive
video analysis.
The Arsenal story has been stuck
on repeat for too long. Emery must
inject fresh levels of discipline and
diligence into a squad allowed to
drift for too long. Decisions must be
taken early over whether he can improve underperforming players or
sell them to bolster a modest transfer kitty of around �m. Emery?s
critics argued he did not extract
the best from a lavishly assembled
squad in Paris boasting mercurial
talent. Managing Mesut 謟il effectively is a chance to put that right.
He struggled at a team expected
to dominate and so in that regard
perhaps Emery?s time at Valencia
and later Sevilla is more relevant to
what Arsenal must ?rst do: walk before they run.
Valencia mixed it with La Liga?s
big boys, ?nishing third in 2010 and
2011. His Sevilla side were a counterattacking, pragmatic team that won
three successive Europa Leagues.
Replicating these achievements
are not the club?s ultimate aspiration but given the malaise, it could
be viewed as the next step forward.
EVENING STANDARD
In Emery?s in-tray Four key issues for the new Arsenal
1
1
Learn from Manchester United?s
troubles
Not since Sir Alex Ferguson retired
has the Premier League seen such
an upheaval behind the scenes at
one of its top clubs. David Moyes
was unable to extend Ferguson?s era
of unrivalled Manchester United
success however, and failed to last
a single season in the Old Trafford
hot seat. So as Emery takes the
Gunners? helm, the Spaniard must
heed Moyes? cautionary tale on
how not to receive the baton from
a managerial titan. Rather than
TENNIS
Watson finally ends losing streak
Heather Watson ended her
eight-match, four-month
long losing streak just in
time for the start of the
French Open.
Watson?s last win
came in the quarter?nals of January?s
Hobart International
and a run of eight
straight defeats came
to an end by beating
Kateryna Bondarenko 6-3, 3-6,
7-6 to reach the second round of
the Nuremberg Cup. After winning
the ?rst set, British No 2 Watson
dropped the second before
struggling to hold serve in
the decider.
The 26-year-old failed
to convert several match
points before wrapping up
a victory in two hours and
38 minutes.
Watson (left) will now face
Hungarian quali?er Fanny
Stollar who beat fourth seed Shuai
Zhang 6-2, 6-2.
2
simply ?t into an existing system,
Emery must reorganise his Arsenal
resources to ?t his own mould - and
usher in an entirely new era for the
club. Anything less could see him
forever caught in Wenger?s shadow,
befalling the very same fate as
Moyes.
2
Build a new spine for Arsenal?s
starting XI
Arsenal?s soft centre was exposed
in the latter years of Wenger?s
lengthy reign. For the Gunners to
climb back to the top of the Premier
BOXING
Steroid use earns
Molina two-year ban
American heavyweight Eric Molina
has been given a two-year ban,
ending in October 2019, for failing
a drug test after his December
2016 defeat to British star Anthony
Joshua, UK Anti-Doping has
announced. The 36-year-old Texan
tested positive for dexamethasone,
a corticosteroid that is banned by
the World Anti-Doping Agency for
in-competition use, in a test after
the IBF heavyweight title bout at the
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VIEW FROM SPAIN
Coach?s strengths are
his energy and the
self-belief he transmits
manager to address at the Emirates over the summer
3
4
By Colin Millar
IN SEVILLE
League pile, Emery must imbue his
starting line-up with long-absent
steel. That means ?nding leaders to
feature in goal, central defence and
defensive mid?eld. They have been
linked with Jean-Michael Seri, the
Ivorian mid?elder at Nice, but will he
be enough? Not since Arsenal?s 2004
Invincibles had a Wenger side truly
boasted a robust core.
3
Assert authority at every level
The capture of recruitment
specialist Sven Mislintat from
Borussia Dortmund back in
FOOTBALL
Rowett leaves Derby
to take up Stoke job
Gary Rowett has been appointed as
Stoke manager, agreeing a threeyear deal with the Midlands club.
The 44-year-old departs Derby to
move to the bet365 Stadium after 14
months with the Rams and replaces
Paul Lambert, who was sacked last
week following the club?s relegation
from the Premier League. ?We look
forward to working towards our
objective of returning to the Premier
League as soon as possible,? Stoke
owners Peter and John Coates said.
November has been viewed as something of a coup for Arsenal?s future
transfer plans. But Emery will have
to work hard to ensure the club
shares his vision for reshaping the
Gunners? frontline squad. Without
harmony across the hierarchy, from
Steve Bould (if he stays) to Mislintat
up to board level, Arsenal will
struggle to push themselves forward
and improve upon this term?s sixthplace Premier League ?nish.
4
Get the best out of Mesut 謟il
謟il?s strengths and weaknesses
served as a lightning rod for wider
criticism of Wenger?s last days at
Arsenal. So devastating in international football, yet so often viewed
as an under-performing luxury at
his club, so the frustration around
謟il mirrored Arsenal fans? ire with
Wenger. The 29-year-old signed
a new three-year deal in January,
retained at the club when fellow
premium asset Alexis Sanchez
departed for Manchester United. The
Gunners have again put their trust in
謟il - and now Emery must ensure
that faith winds up well placed.
RUGBY UNION
Willis could face year on sidelines
Uncapped Wasps ?anker Jack Willis
will miss England?s South
Africa tour after suffering
a serious knee injury
that could sideline him
for up to a year.
Wasps say that
Willis (right) sustained
?a signi?cant multiligament injury? during
last Saturday?s 57-33
Premiership play-off defeat
at Saracens and is expected to
be out for nine to 12 months.
Such a lengthy absence would
also end the 21-year-old?s hopes
of challenging for England
recognition during the
autumn Tests next season
and potentially the 2019
Six Nations.
Willis, who had to be
helped from the pitch
following a ?rst-half tackle
by Owen Farrell, was among
12 back-?ve forwards named
in a 34-man summer tour squad by
England head coach Eddie Jones.
?In key moments, my players never
fail,? Unai Emery explained to
reporters two years ago, ahead of
his Sevilla side taking on Liverpool
in the Europa League ?nal. Having
already won the title in each of his
two full seasons at the Andalusian
club, he was aiming for an
unprecedented third in succession.
?My goal is bringing together
all the positive energy and I have
complete faith in my players and
in this club,? continued the Basque
native. ?Sevilla do not fail when we
are focused. We are winners, we
are the champions.?
The Spaniards lifted the crown,
coming from a goal behind to
run out 3-1 victors. As Emery
predicted, his players stepped
up in the key moments with selfbelief a fundamental element of
the success. He is known for his
thorough preparation for matches.
The manager admits to being a
pensado ? hard working, constantly
thinking, often to the point of
irritating those around him. His
obsession with adaptation of
tactics to individual games makes
him more pragmatic than most
and his football is not always easy
on the eye.
In Spain, he was famed for
transmitting his energy onto the
pitch, waving for fans to become
involved and whipping up an
atmosphere ? another alien
concept to recent
campaigns at the
Emirates.
Former Spain
international Joaquin,
a practical joker, spoke
of his time under
the coach while at
Valencia: ?There
were so many
videos I ran out
of popcorn.?
His tenure at
the Mestalla
also included
an anecdote
with defender
Jeremy
CRICKET
Wright?s ton ends
Somerset?s run
Luke Wright hit 105 off 87 balls as
Sussex ended Somerset?s unbeaten
start to the season with a 75-run
Royal London One-Day Cup win at
Taunton. The 33-year-old opener
led his side to 341 for 7 after winning
the toss. David Wiese hit 58 not
out and Michael Burgess 56, while
Max Waller and Tim Groenewald
took three wickets each. In reply,
Somerset made 266 all out ? James
Hildreth top-scoring with 87.
� Strauss to step aside,p50
Mathieu, who later moved to
Barcelona. Emery suspected the
Frenchman was not watching his
assigned DVDs, so he was given a
blank copy as a test. When quizzed
about it the following morning,
Mathieu replied: ?Yes, it was very
inciteful, thanks!?
Emery takes each player aside
for ?ve minutes ahead of a match to
talk them through the analysis and
research, explaining how it should
be applied to individual situations.
At Sevilla, Emery was to oversee
two top ?ve ?nishes and a Copa del
Rey ?nal, along with continental
success. His ability to work within a
wider setup gives an indication of a
solid potential working relationship
with Arsenal?s sporting director
Raul Sanllehi.
Emery, 46, is still relatively
young for a top-?ight tactician yet
has accumulated 13 years of ?rstteam management experience.
Beginning at tiny Lorca ? whom
he guided to the second tier,
before agonisingly missing out on
promotion to the top ?ight ? he
then moved to another Andalusian
side, Almeria, where he did achieve
promotion to La Liga ? a ?rst for
the club. Again overachieving, they
?nished eighth the following year
before Valencia offered him the
management job.
In Spain, Emery?s ability is
unquestioned and his move to
north London
has de?ated
hopes of Sevilla
and Real Sociedad
? his boyhood club
? that he could be
tempted back this
summer. Arsenal?s
ambitions, in the
short-term at least,
do not match those of
Paris Saint-Germain.
But fans may be
tempted to analyse the
culture of stability and
consistent success
with Valencia and
Sevilla, who may
provide the true
gauge of his suitability
to Arsenal.
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Arsenal boss
Emery
Monaco GP
to defy F1
owners and
bring back
grid girls
By Philip Duncan
Monaco Grand Prix organisers are
set to defy Formula One?s American owners by employing grid
girls before this Sunday?s race.
Liberty Media earlier this year
removed F1?s long-standing tradition of using female models after
denouncing the practice as ?at odds
with modern-day societal norms?.
Liberty has since rolled out its
grid kids scheme, with 20 children already involved in the junior ranks of motorsport lining up
in front of the drivers prior to the
start of the race. The grid kids will
still be used in Monte Carlo, but
the glamorous race is also primed
to see the return of grid models.
Female and male representatives of watchmaker Tag Heuer ?
which has a long-term relationship
with the Monaco Grand Prix ? are
understood to be primed to take to
the grid in the moments before the
race. They will capture pictures of
the drivers, which will be posted to
social media, and also relay messages from the sport?s fans.
The models, however, will not
hold the drivers? grid placards,
as had been the sport?s long-term
practice until this season. The
move by Liberty to scrub grid girls
from the F1 calendar back in January received a mixed response.
Sebastian Vettel, the four-time
champion, admitted he was saddened by the decision, while Lewis
Hamilton published a message
to Instagram in which he wrote:
?Thank you Jesus? on news of a
possible grid girls U-turn, before
deleting the post. Jean Todt, president of F1?s governing body, earlier
this year blasted the furore around
the decision as ?bulls***?.
The Russian Grand Prix in Sochi
may follow Monaco?s example
after the country?s deputy prime
minister Dmitry Kozak vowed to
bring female models back for their
race in September.
Gustard departs
England after the summer tour to
South Africa include Brad Davis,
Matt Taylor, Shaun Edwards and
Joe Worsley. But McCall, who has
been director of rugby at Saracens
since January 2011, tipped Sanderson (right, above) as his successor at a
club who like to promote from within.
?I wouldn?t be happy to see him go,
no,? McCall said of Sanderson. ?He?s
not just a defence coach, he?s way
more than that. But he also understands that he?s young; he started
coaching when he was 27.
?He knows he?s in a great place
and a great job at the moment,
and he?s in no rush as far as I can
see. He should be the director of
rugby at this club at some point.
And I hope that?s what he wants
to do. If I am told to leave or I
leave, then Alex should be the
only candidate for the job.?
England?s forwards coach
3
The number of
Premiership titles
won by Saracens so
far under director
of rugby Mark
McCall
Steve Borthwick went to the national
team from Saracens via Japan, and
the 38-year-old former international
?anker Sanderson was given his ?rst
coaching roles by current red-rose
supremo Eddie Jones, at Saracens
and Queensland in 2006.
McCall stated there had been no
contact from England regarding
Sanderson, but he said: ?Andy Farrell?s gone on a similar journey to
England and he is now doing a great
job with Ireland.?
To that can be added former Saracens academy coaches Rory Teague
and Ian Vass who had England roles
as the senior team?s skills coach
and Under-20s performance coach
respectively, although both are now
with clubs in France.
McCall said England No 8 Billy
Vunipola (below) was likely to
be fit for this Saturday?s title decider against Exeter Chiefs at
Twickenham, despite sitting out
the second of Saracens? training
sessions yesterday.
But Wales wing Liam Williams
is ?touch and go? for the final, having missed last weekend?s semi-?nal
thrashing of Wasps with a shoulder injury.
McCall also praised his
former colleague and now
future cross-London rival,
Gustard, saying: ?It must have
been a tough decision to leave
[England] with 14 months to go
to the World Cup, with a team
that are capable of doing well at
it. It is a great job for him to get
and we?ll lock horns twice a year,
but remain good friends.?
Results Service
ROYAL LONDON ONE-DAY CUP
GROUP B
SOMERSET V SUSSEX
Taunton: Sussex (2pts)beat Somersetby75runs
Sussex won toss
Sussex
L W P Wells b C Overton ..........................................................11
L J Wright c Banton b Waller............................................ 105
H Z Finch lbw b Waller...............................................................35
*?B C Brown c Davies b Groenewald...............................8
L J Evans lbw b Waller.................................................................43
M G K Burgess c Banton b Groenewald......................56
D Wiese not out................................................................................58
O E Robinson b Groenewald....................................................0
D R Briggs not out ............................................................................. 1
Extras (lb9 w15)...........................................................................................24
Total (for 7, 50 overs)................................................ 341
Fall: 1-31, 2-138, 3-156, 4-205, 5-229, 6-332, 7-339.
Did Not Bat: A Sakande, I Sharma.
Bowling: P D Trego 8-0-44-0, C Overton 10-0-75-1,
J Overton 3-0-24-0, R E van der Merwe 10-0-74-0,
T D Groenewald 9-0-63-3, M T C Waller 10-0-52-3.
Somerset
J G Myburgh c Evans b Robinson.........................................9
?S M Davies b Sakande...............................................................56
*P D Trego c & b Robinson ........................................................6
J C Hildreth c & b Briggs ...........................................................87
T Banton c Wells b Sakande..................................................... 2
M T Renshaw c Wiese b Brown ..........................................55
R E van der Merwe not out.....................................................34
C Overton b Briggs............................................................................0
J Overton c Evans b Sharma..................................................... 5
T D Groenewald b Sharma.........................................................0
M T C Waller b Sharma.................................................................6
Extras (lb3 w1 nb2).......................................................................................6
Total (42.5 overs)....................................................... 266
Fall: 1-10, 2-42, 3-91, 4-101, 5-197, 6-240, 7-240,
8-255, 9-256.
Bowling: O E Robinson 8-0-41-2, I Sharma 7.5-047-3, D Wiese 8-0-43-1, A Sakande 7-0-53-2, L W P
Wells 4-0-28-0, D R Briggs 8-0-51-2.
Umpires: C M Watts and R J Bailey.
P W L T NR Pts RR
Somerset
3
2 1 0 0
4 1.27
Sussex
3
2 1 0 0
4 0.84
Gloucestershire 2
2 0 0 0
4 0.23
Hampshire
2
2 0 0 0
4 0.18
Essex
2
1 1 0 0
2 0.34
Middlesex
2
1 1 0 0
2 0.28
Glamorgan
2
0 2 0 0
0 -0.95
Kent
2
0 2 0 0
0 -1.28
Surrey
2
0 2 0 0
0 -2.36
INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE, PLAY-OFFS,
Qualifier 1: Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai
Super Kings (Mumbai): Sunrisers Hyderabad
139-7 (20 overs); Chennai Super Kings 140-8 (19.1
overs, du Plessis 67no). Chennai Super Kings
win by 2 wickets.
BASEBALL
MLB: Chicago White Sox 2 Baltimore 3, L A Dodgers 1 Colorado 2, Milwaukee 4 Arizona 2, Minnesota 4 Detroit 2, NY Mets 2 Miami 0, Philadelphia
3 Atlanta 0, St Louis 6 Kansas City 0, Texas 5 NY
Yankees 10, Washington 10 San Diego 2.
BASKETBALL
NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE, PLAY-OFF FINAL:
Cleveland 111 Boston 102 (Series tied 2-2).
CYCLING
GIRO D?ITALIA, ITALY, Stage 16: (Trento - Rovereto (ITT) - 34.2km): 1 R Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing
Team 40mins, 2 T Martin (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin
at 14secs, 3 T Dumoulin (Neth) Team Sunweb
at 22secs, 4 J van Emden (Neth) LottoNL-Jumbo
at 27secs, 5 C Froome (GB) Team Sky at 35secs,
6 F Aru (It) UAE Team Emirates at 37secs, 7 A
Dowsett (GB) Katusha-Alpecin at 40secs, 8 D
Ulissi (It) UAE Team Emirates at same time, 9
C Haga (US) Team Sunweb at 47secs, 10 D De
La Cruz (Sp) Team Sky at 1min 01secs. Overall:
1 S Yates (GB) Mitchelton-Scott 66hrs 39mins
14secs, 2 T Dumoulin (Neth) Team Sunweb at
56secs, 3 D Pozzovivo (It) Bahrain-Merida at
3mins 11secs, 4 C Froome (GB) Team Sky at
3mins 50secs, 5 T Pinot (Fr) Groupama-FDJ at
4mins 19secs, 6 R Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing
Team at 5mins 04secs, 7 M Angel Lopez (Col)
Astana Pro Team at 5mins 37secs, 8 P Bilbao
(Sp) Astana Pro Team at 6mins 02secs, 9 R
Carapaz (Ec) Movistar Team at 6mins 07secs, 10
G Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo at 7mins 01secs.
ICE HOCKEY
NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE, PLAY-OFF FINAL:
Washington Capitals 3 Tampa Bay Lightning 0
(Series tied 3-3).
TENNIS
ATP BANQUE ERIC STURDZA GENEVA OPEN,
SWITZERLAND: First round: L Rosol (Cz Rep)
bt J Vesely (Cz Rep) 2-6 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-4); (6) S
JOHNSON (US) bt M Copil (Rom) 7-6 (7-4) 6-3; M
Fucsovics (Hun) bt (5) A RAMOS-VINOLAS (Sp)
6-1 6-2. Second round: P Gojowczyk (Ger) bt (4)
D FERRER (Sp) 6-2 6-4.
ATP OPEN PARC AUVERGNE-RHONE-ALPES
LYON, FRANCE: First round: T Harry Fritz (US)
bt M Ebden (Aus) 6-4 6-2; F Horansky (Slovak)
bt J Sousa (Portugal) 6-4 3-6 6-4; M Kukushkin
(Kaz) bt G Barrere (Fr) 6-2 6-3. Second round:
(1) D THIEM (Aut) bt R Carballes Baena (Sp) 6-2
6-4; G Garcia-Lopez (Sp) bt C Hemery (Fr) 7-6
(7-4) 6-3.
FRENCH OPEN QUALIFYING ROLAND GARROS
FRANCE, Men?s Qtr-final: Z Kolar (Cz Rep) bt L
Broady (GB) 7-6 (10-8) 7-6 (7-4) ends
WTA NURNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP,
NURNBERG, GERMANY: First round: (1) S
STEPHENS (US) is tied with Y Putintseva (Kaz)
7-5 4-6 3-3; (6) S CIRSTEA (Rom) bt A Petkovic
(Ger) 2-6 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-5); M Barthel (Ger) bt C
Witthoeft (Ger) 7-5 6-3; K Flipkens (Bel) bt (7) A
VAN UYTVANCK (Bel) 7-6 (7-5) 2-6 7-6 (7-2); V
Cepede Royg (Par) bt K Kozlova (Ukr) 6-3 6-4; H
WATSON (GB) bt K Bondarenko (Ukr) 6-3 3-6 7-6
(7-3). Second round: J Larsson (Swe) bt C McHale
(US) 6-3 6-0; K Pliskova (Cz Rep) bt L Arruabarrena (Sp) 6-3 7-5.
WTA INTERNATIONAUX DE STRASBOURG,
STRASBOURG, FRANCE: Second round: Q Wang
(Chin) bt (7) D COLLINS (US) 4-6 7-5 6-2; Z Diyas
(Kaz) bt (6) T BABOS (Hun) 7-6 (7-2) 4-6 6-2; (4)
M BUZARNESCU (Rom) bt E Rybakina (Rus)
6-3 7-6 (7-2); (5) D CIBULKOVA (Slovak) bt R Jani
(Hun) 6-1 6-4.
FIXTURES
CRICKET
ROYAL LONDON ONE-DAY CUP - GROUP A:
DERBYSHIRE V DURHAM (Derby, 11.00am).
Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire (Grace Road,
11.00am).
Northamptonshire v Lancashire (Northampton,
11.00am).
Yorkshire v Worcestershire (Emerald
Headingley, 11.00am).
GROUP B: Glamorgan v Middlesex (The SWALEC
Stadium, 2pm).
Hampshire v Essex (The Ageas Bowl, 11.00am).
Surrey v Gloucestershire (The Kia Oval,
11.00am).
INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE, PLAY-OFFS,
Eliminator: Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan
Royals (Kolkata, 2.30).
CYCLING
GIRO D?ITALIA (Stage 17 - Riva del Garda to Iseo,
155km).
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GOLF
Westwood ?delighted? to be
named Ryder vice-captain
By Phil Casey
Lee Westwood ?jumped at the
chance? to be a vice-captain in this
year?s Ryder Cup, even though it almost certainly signals an end to his
remarkable playing record in
the contest.
European captain Thomas Bjorn completed his
backroom team by naming Westwood, Padraig
Harrington, Graeme
McDowell and Luke Donald as vice-captains ahead
of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, with Sweden?s Robert Karlsson having already
been selected.
Since making his debut in 1997,
Westwood (above) has played in the
last 10 contests, one short of Nick
Faldo?s record, and was on the winning side seven times, compiling a
total of 23 points bettered only by
Giro d?Italia leader Simon Yates during yesterday?s 34.2km time-trial between Trento and Rovereto AFP/GETTY
Yates remains in control of Giro
after passing his time-trial test
taken more out of Brit?s lead. The thought I would lose a lot more time
diminutive Yates was out of his but I managed to hang on and I?m
natural comfort zone perched atop really happy.
his huge time-trial bike, but the
?[Retaining the Maglia
25-year-old put in another
Rosa] really changes my
impressive display to
tactics for the coming
limit the damage and
days. Unfortunately
retain his overall lead
for the fans, I can
by 56 seconds after
be a lot more defen?nishing 22nd.
sive. We?ll see.
Simon Yates?
overall lead in the
?The ?rst half I felt
?I have a bigger
Giro d?Italia is now
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I felt like I was going
not only Tom.
well, I wasn?t losing so
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ally trying to hold my position,?
behind him are at quite a
said Yates.
lot. It?s a good gap, I?ll see what I
?But in the ?nal 10km I thought can do.?
I was dying a thousand deaths. I
Chris Froome failed to trouble
Dennis?s lead ?nishing 35 seconds
back in fifth place, but the Team
In the ?nal 10km I
Sky rider significantly boosted
thought I was dying a
his chances of a podium finish in
thousand deaths... but I
Rome, moving up from seventh to
fourth overall.
managed to hang on
By Gareth Cox
Simon Yates cleared a signi?cant
hurdle in his bid for Giro d?Italia
glory as the Bury rider kept the
leader?s pink jersey after yesterday?s stage 16 time trial, which was
won by Rohan Dennis.
The Australian powered to victory in Rovereto, clocking exactly
40 minutes over the 34km route
south of the Italian Alps, moving
up to sixth overall with his first
Giro stage win.
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time-trial world champion who
is attempting to defend his Giro
crown, was the penultimate of the
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with only the race leader Yates to
follow.
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Strauss to step back
from England duty
to look after ill wife
assembling a revamped scouting
network, which it was announced
Andrew Strauss is stepping down as yesterday would include former
director of England cricket on a tem- England internationals Marcus
porary basis for personal reasons.
Trescothick, Glen Chapple, Steve
Strauss ?ew home from the Ashes Rhodes, Richard Dawson, Chris
tour in December after his wife Ruth Read and James Taylor in addition
was diagnosed with cancer, and with to new national selector Ed Smith.
a new course of treatment beginAnd with Flower waiting in the
ning later this week, Strauss said he wings, Strauss felt it was the right
would be taking a back seat
time to step aside. ?We
for the foreseeable future in
all know about his qualiThe focus
order to support Ruth and
ties and his experience
has to be on
his two children.
of both England and
Andy Flower, the Eng- getting our
English cricket, and he
land coach between 2009 players better. will fill my shoes very
and 2014, and more recently It is about
adequately,? Strauss
coach of the England Lions, identifying
said of Flower.
will replace him.
?Obviously, I look forplayers
who
?We?re very lucky that she?s
ward to returning after
been very well until now,? have a point
the treatment?s ?nished
Strauss said. ?Although she of difference
and grabbing the reins
is starting a new treatment
again. But I hope you
on Friday that is going to be
appreciate that for this
more challenging for her. As such, period of time, my focus needs to be
I?m going to be stepping back from on supporting Ruth and my family.?
my day-to-day duties while that
With England beginning their intreatment is going on.?
ternational summer with the first
Strauss has kept a low profile Test against Pakistan at Lord?s toover recent months while his wife morrow, Strauss outlined some of
has been ill, skipping the recent tour the work that will be done in his abof New Zealand and making few sence. Strauss hinted that the new
media appearances.
scouting network might even be
In the meantime, he has been prepared to look beyond the county
?People mocked
me and said I
couldn?t play?
By Jonathan Liew
Dejan Lovren says that criticism only
drives him on to improve as a player
Andrew Strauss?s role will be taken
temporarily by Andy Flower
system in search of the X-factor
cricketers required to turn around
England?s abject recent record in
away Test series.
?Over the last two or three years,
our performances haven?t been
good enough,? he said. ?This isn?t
just about the England team, this
is about our pathway and the role
played by county cricket.
?The focus has to be on getting
our players better, more skilful. It?s
about identifying players that have
a point of difference, and helping
them develop.
?And also keeping an open mind
about players from left-?eld. Maybe
guys that haven?t played much
county cricket, but have come from
the leagues, and have something different.? THE INDEPENDENT
PAKISTAN
Mohammad Amir
during catching
practice at Lord?s
yesterday PA
Amir in ?perfect? shape to
target England?s lefties
By David Clough
Mohammad Amir is in ?perfect?
shape for the Lord?s Test and ready
to expose any England frailties
against left-arm pace.
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur reports Amir fully ?t, despite the knee
injury which appeared to trouble
him during last week?s victory over
Ireland in Dublin, for the start of the
two-Test NatWest Series tomorrow.
He is confident too that Amir is
more than capable of seeking out
the vulnerabilities among the home
batsmen which were apparent
through England?s winless winter.
?He?s perfect, 100 per cent,?
Arthur said of the pace spearhead
who took his 100th Test wicket in
his 31st match against Ireland. ?He?s
?ne, ready to go.?
Amir, 26, is returning for the
second time to a hallowed venue
where he ?rst outdid and then disgraced himself as a teenager ? with
a wonderful ?rst-innings six for 84,
followed by his involvement in the
spot-fixing controversy which resulted in his jail term and ?ve-year
ban from cricket.
Two years ago, in Pakistan?s 2-2
drawn series in England, Amir
(right) was back with some fine
bowling which did not perhaps bring
deserving ?gures.
Arthur added: ?Mohammad Amir
is the finest exponent of pace and
swing when he gets it 100 per cent
right.
?We believe he bowls incredibly
well at left-handers, and there will be
three left-handers in the [England]
top four. He?s ready, he?s determined,
he?s fit, he?s strong, he?s excited.?
Arthur, meanwhile, insists he has
no concerns about the output of key
batsmen Azhar Ali and Asad Sha?q.
?I?m not at all worried by them. They
are quality players ? their records
speak for themselves.
?They roll up, they are big-match
players, they?re ?ne and they?re all
batting really well at the moment.?
He will be urging the tourists to
take an attacking, rather than attritional, approach over the next two
weeks.
?In their home conditions, England are a different team to England
abroad. [But] if we play well enough,
this is a changing room full of very,
very skilled cricketers... guys that
don?t fear failure.
?There are going to be times when
you need to control the game... but
for us the best form of pressure
is if we can put pressure back on
the opposition ? and we do that
by attacking.?
By Tim Rich
?What motivates me?? said Dejan
Lovren. ?Your words. When you say
I am not good enough, then I will
show you.
?I don?t know a defender who
doesn?t make mistakes and sometimes people make it bigger than
it is. I have struggled a lot in my
life but the belief was always there.
People mocked me when I was at
school. They mocked me when I was
a teenager.
?They told me I cannot play. They
said I didn?t have a left foot and that I
am not quick enough. All these small
things push me to be better. You say
I don?t have a left foot, well I will hit it
better today with my left foot.?
If Lovren feeds off criticism,
there have been times when he has
had a banquet put in front of him.
In Liverpool?s opening Champions
League group game, it was Lovren?s
botched clearance that led to Sevilla?s
opening goal.
The following month saw him humiliatingly substituted after 31 tortuous minutes against Tottenham. In
December came the needless push on
Dominic Calvert-Lewin that allowed
Wayne Rooney to level the Merseyside derby from the penalty spot.
In those moments of doubt, he
sometimes returns to his desk. It
was in the family house in Karlovac, where his family ?nally settled
after fleeing the Yugoslav civil war
to spend seven years as refugees in
Germany. Karlovac, near the border
with Slovenia, was where a lot of displaced Croats were settled after the
war. Young Dejan did his homework
on the desk. ?When I was about 12,
I wrote: ?I will be one of the best defenders in the world,? on that desk.
Hopefully, it is still there. One day, I
need to go and get it.?
The turning point came in January.
Virgil van Dijk arrived on Merseyside
and, alongside him, Lovren started looking like the centre-half he
dreamed of being while doing his
homework. He will start Saturday?s
Champions League ?nal.
He is one of football?s survivors. In
Klopp?s men are a class
above the legends of
Istanbul, says Benitez
By Michael Walker
God was not allowed in. Istanbul,
2005 and in the early hours of May
26th, Rafa Benitez was informed
there was no room for the likes
of him at the party celebrating
Liverpool?s miraculous
Champions League triumph a few
hours earlier.
Benitez?s reaction was one of
consternation ? he had just left the
party to help a friend get in. But
when he returned, the doorman
stopped him. He was adamant,
Benitez was staying out.
?It?s a private party, you cannot
go in,? he was told. It was then
that Ben韙ez?s friend intervened,
pointing to the then Liverpool
manager and saying to the
security guard: ?Do you know this
man? Do you know who this man
is? He is God. He is God.?
Benitez laughed at the story.
He was speaking at Newcastle
United?s training ground but he
will be forever associated with
Liverpool and Istanbul. Benitez
still lives on Merseyside and
when he travels from Tyneside
on the train, the conversation is
predictable.
?You ?nd Liverpool fans
everywhere and they will always
want to talk about Istanbul,? he
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Liew
Dejan Lovren says
that Liverpool ?have
improved a lot? under
J黵gen Klopp PA
October 2014, Real Madrid came to the name ? Liverpool,? Lovren said.
An?eld. The game was over by half To illustrate the difference in attitude
time. Cristiano Ronaldo
between J黵gen Klopp?s
opened the scoring, Karim
team and the one manM
aybe
Benzema added two more.
aged by Brendan Rodgwe
won?t
The remainder of Liverers, Lovren pointed to the
pool?s night was dedicated smash them
night two years ago when
but we can
to limiting the damage.
they found themselves 3-1
Real Madrid will ?eld Ro- do a brilliant
down to Borussia Dortnaldo and Benzema again job. We did it
mund, needing a win to
in Kiev and once more they against Man
make the semi-?nals of the
will be supported by Toni
Europa League. Lovren
City.
We
did
it
Kroos and Luka Modric.
scored the fourth in stopagainst
Roma
Lovren and his captain, Jorpage time before being
dan Henderson, are the only
swallowed up by the Kop.
Liverpool players likely to feature in ?That was two years ago and we have
the ?nal.
improved a lot since then.?
?The only thing that is similar is
Lovren dismisses the idea that
Liverpool will be the hungrier team
? Real Madrid will be ravenous at
the thought of a third straight European Cup. However, he does believe
Madrid, like so many clubs in this
Champions League season, are vulnerable to Liverpool?s pace.
?Maybe we won?t smash them but
we can do a brilliant job,? he said. ?We
did it against Manchester City, winning 3-0 at An?eld. We did it against
Roma, 5-2.
?We beat Porto 5-0 over there. Real
Madrid will be careful. They know
our front three are quite quick.?
Then, he adds with a grin. ?If I look
into a team-mate?s eyes, and see fear,
I will slap him.?
said. ?I always say Istanbul will
be the most emotional ?nal ever
because of the way we won, the
way we came back. Everything
was going wrong, massively
wrong, and then at half-time you
see the Liverpool fans singing
even though we were 3-0 down. It
was massive.?
Seven minutes before half-time,
Benitez remembered, the score
was 1-0 to AC Milan. Then Hernan
Crespo scored two in ?ve minutes.
?When we conceded the second
goal, I was thinking what I had
to say, I was making my notes,?
Benitez explained, ?and then we
conceded a third. I had to give a
speech ? in English. You know my
English now. But then, 10 years
ago, it was not so good.?
Benitez (right) brought on
Didi Hamann for Steve Finnan,
changed the shape of mid?eld
and the course of the game. By
the hour mark, the score was 3-3.
Liverpool won on penalties.
?People say we were lucky
you manage this pressure. Real
Madrid have been managing this
kind of pressure for a while and
Liverpool are in a new situation. I
think it?s a ?ne balance.?
Benitez downplayed Liverpool?s
loss of late goals to Roma, saying
that Liverpool?s lead was the
decisive factor, not tiredness.
Comparing his ?05 team
to today?s, he was clear: ?I
think this one is better.
They talk about the
Miracle of Istanbul but
this team is better.?
Benitez did have
an inspired Steven
Gerrard to call upon,
though not Salah-Man镕irmino: ?We had one player
who could make a difference on
his own [Gerrard] and here they
have three.
?The team spirit, the intensity
could be more or less the same
because it?s the Liverpool way.
But what they have today is more
quality, especially up front.?
in the ?nal, but were we lucky
in the earlier rounds when we
beat Chelsea and Juventus and
Bayer Leverkusen?? Benitez
asked. ?Milan was the best team
in Europe ? they had [Andrea]
Pirlo, they had Kaka and nobody
could be better than them. But we
were better than them. We beat
them.?
As Benitez said, his
Liverpool side were
underdogs in ?05 and
Klopp?s 2018 version
will be the same on
Saturday. In assessing
how it might unfold,
as relevant as Ben韙ez?s
Liverpool connection is
that he was born in Madrid,
his ?rst club was Real Madrid and
his last posting before Newcastle
was as manager of Real Madrid.
?Real has the experience and
the quality, but Liverpool can
do it,? he said, ?Liverpool has
the intensity and the quality,
the passion, the desire. It?s how
Salah elevates football
to force for good ? let?s
enjoy it while it lasts
Most football followers eventually
struggles to reach. All perfectly
get to an age where they ?nally
wonderful, of course, and yet
grasp the concept that there are
there?s still something about the
quite a lot of people out there
runaway Salah bandwagon that
who have little to no interest
feels weirdly, disorientingly novel.
in sharing their all-consuming,
Here?s my theory: those of us
lifelong passion. And so for most
who engross ourselves in football
of an average week, the football
on a daily basis harbour a deep
obsessive exists largely in a bubble,
yearning for the game to mean
populated almost exclusively by his something bigger. It can?t just be
or her fellow believers.
a load of guys in tight-?tting tops
Every so often, though, the
running after a ball. Surely there
bubble gets pricked. And if even
was more to it than that.
we are aware, on some rare?ed,
The trouble is, when football
dislocated level, that
does represent something
Mo Salah is a Big Deal,
larger, it tends to be
Those of us as a re?ection of our
there was still a vaguely
startling sensation to
own corrupted human
who engross
seeing him on the BBC?s ourselves
nature. Deception
main News at Ten bulletin in football
and greed. Hypocrisy
on Monday night.
and rage. Venality and
harbour a
The story was a
incompetence. Racism
yearning
for
package from Salah?s
and sexism. Deep down
it to mean
home town of Nagrig
we want to believe that
something
in Egypt, and even
one pure thing resides
without watching it you bigger
in it.
can probably picture it.
And so, into the chasm
All the usual tropes are
between credulity and
checked: the beaten-up Daihatsu
cynicism: enter Mo Salah. Building
pick-up truck bearing pictures of
cultural bridges.
Salah all over its fender, kids having
Even as we near the Champions
a kickabout on a pitch girdled by
League ?nal, making our ?nal
decaying chain-link fencing. ?From
approach into peak Salah, the idea
this sleepy town,? the reporter
of football as a benevolent in?uence
says, ?Mohamed Salah has united
? not a game, a business, or a
Egyptians from all backgrounds,
branding opportunity ? remains
winning their hearts with his
deeply surreal. Football? As a force
success on and off the pitch.?
for good, you say? You?re new here,
You may, if you?ve been plugged
aren?t you?
into the grid, have noticed quite a
There?s a problem here, of course.
lot of this stuff over recent weeks.
It?s not actually going to happen.
Since the turn of the year, the
Salah (below) may well continue to
wider world has gradually become
score goals by the hundred, even
acquainted with Salah as a sort
put up a school or two. But he can?t
of cultural phenomenon, a shared
possibly live up to our expectations
human experience, of which the
of him, because those expectations
goals have been only a minor part.
have already been pitched at a level
Last week, the British Museum
beyond his reach.
in London put Salah?s football
Which doesn?t make any of the
boots as part of its Modern
current Salah worship any less
Egypt exhibition. Over a million
valid or sincere, of course. And
Egyptians reportedly voted for him
to see the veneration and
in March?s presidential elections,
enthusiasm that Salah
despite Salah not actually
has inspired over recent
standing as a candidate.
months is to be reminded
Streets and a youth centre
of the simple, uplifting
have been named after him
power of stories. ?When I
in Nagrig, where he has also
see him playing, I feel it?s me
paid for a dialysis machine, a
playing,? says one of the
sewage treatment plant, a
kids on the BBC News
school and a mosque.
report. ?I feel grateful
Further a?eld, Saudi
that Salah is from
Arabia has awarded
our town.? One day,
him a piece of land in
no doubt, he?ll learn
Mecca, a recognition
that the gods are
of his role as an
mortal, that heroes
inspiration to
are human, that
Muslims and
football, like life,
Arabs all over the
doesn?t ?t into
world. Somehow,
neat parables of
Salah touches
good and evil. But
the places
you hope it?s not
that modern
for a while. THE
football often
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52
SPORT
Football
ENGLAND
Kane is England?s
youngest skipper
at a World Cup
By Sam Cunningham
Harry Kane will be England?s
youngest ever World Cup captain
after being handed the armband by
manager Gareth Southgate.
The 24-year-old Tottenham
Hotspur striker was named yesterday as Southgate?s choice to
lead the national team in Russia,
having received the honour ahead
of Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. Bobby Moore, who was 25
when he captained England to winning the 1966 World Cup, was the
previous youngest.
Kane was told by Southgate a
fortnight ago at the Grove hotel,
Watford, when the squad met there
during a conversation which lasted
for more than an hour. The rest of
the squad were told this week on
Monday night in a team meeting.
?I?ve had to keep it quiet a while,
but it?s fantastic,? Kane said yesterday. ?I ?lled up with pride. I told
the family and they were excited. I
didn?t tell anyone, just my close family: my ?anc閑, mum and dad, and
brother. That?s it. We spoke about
when it was going to be announced,
but I had to keep my lips sealed.
?I like to lead by example on and
off the pitch, and that?s what I?ll
continue to do. We have young players in the squad who want to look
up, and some older players to. We
need other leaders in the team, and
I think we?ve got that. I?ll continue
to do what I do, and act the same.?
He added: ?I believe we can win
[the World Cup]. I want to win everything. It?s my mind-set. So do the
players. That?s what we?re going to
try and do. There are some really
good teams in the World Cup, but
it?s worth ?ghting for, those dreams
of lifting it. We?re going to ?ght and
give everything we?ve got.?
Southgate said: ?Harry has some
outstanding personal qualities. He
is a meticulous professional and one
of the most important things for a
captain is that they set the standard
every day.
?He has belief and high standards
and it is a great message for the team
to have a captain who has shown it
is possible to be one of the best in
the world over a consistent period
of time. My feeling is that over the
past 18 months in the camps, he has
shown he has got the desire to take
that into a team environment and he
recognises the importance of bringing others with him.?
Lineker: We?ve got a
fixation with captaincy
? no other nation does
By Nick Friend
Gary Lineker has played
down the importance of
captaincy after Harry Kane
was announced as England?s
World Cup captain by manager
Gareth Southgate. The BBC host
suggested that the fascination
with the armband on these
shores was excessive.
?We sometimes get
obsessed with it in this
country,? he said. ?No
other country in the
world does [as much].
They have a vote.
They have a one, two
and three. If one?s not
playing, two?s captain.
And there is no fuss
made. We tend to create this
massive maelstrom about it.?
Lineker (above) explained
that the captaincy is little more
than symbolic. ?It?s important
for the player but in terms of
altering team performance
[it does not matter], not one
iota,? he added. ?It doesn?t
make a blind bit of difference.
Fact. It?s not cricket. You get
no say in tactics. The manager
will decide everything. Harry
Kane?s not going to go: ?Right,
we?ll change to 3-5-2.??
The Spurs striker, who
appeared to be battling Jordan
Henderson for the role after Joe
Hart?s omission from the squad,
follows Alan Shearer and Wayne
Rooney in captaining England at
a major tournament as a centreforward since Lineker in 1992.
However, speaking at the
BBC?s launch of their
coverage of this year?s
World Cup, Lineker
expects Kane to lead
by example.
?It?s the same
as anywhere else,?
he explained. ?The
captaincy is actually
not very important on
the pitch. It?s only important
off it. You?re basically a middle
man between the manager
and players and the media and
players. But on the ?eld of play,
beyond tossing up, everyone
behaves as they would anyway.
You?ll have natural leaders that
will cajole and others that won?t.
Harry?s not one of those who will
?st pump, as I wasn?t.?
World Cup 2018 is live on BBC TV,
Radio and Online, starting 14 June
Harry Kane
(left) and Danny
Welbeck during
England?s
training session
at St George?s
yesterday PA
Chingford boy
keen to follow
in footsteps of
hero Beckham
Sam
Cunningham
FOOTBALL
CORRESPONDENT
There must be something in the
Chingford water. That is what Harry
Kane suspects, anyway. Not one England captain from those parts but
two now, after the Spurs striker was
announced as the man to lead the
nation in Russia next month.
David Beckham was already one
of their ?nest footballing exports to
be handed the England armband but
Kane has gone one better to become
our youngest ever World Cup leader.
?We were from the same area in
Chingford, went to the same school,?
Kane said. ?Who knows? Maybe
something in the water over there.
Extremely proud of where I come
from. I?ve had a lot of texts from old
friends and family.
?David Beckham was a big role
?What a thing to be a part of. I?m very
proud anyway. To see the royal family and the wedding, and a former
England captain there. David was
a big hero of mine growing up. The
way the whole nation comes together
at one time, supports them. That?s
amazing.?
But where Beckham went all-out
for the fame and fortune in his career,
to the point his Manchester United
manager Sir Alex Ferguson criticised
him for putting his celebrity ahead of
his career, Kane, still only 24-yearsold, has had a swim in the world of
GQ interviews and Hugo Boss photoshoots, but is wary of drowning in the
off-?eld commitments. He?s had some
luck with water in his time and does
model of mine, probably not someone not want to push it.
who shouts or screams, but he led by
?With the outside-of-football
example on and off the team.?
world, sponsorships, I try and manThey were both born at the same age it as best I can with my team
aptly named Whipps Cross hospital around me,? Kane said.
in Walthamstow, 19 years apart.
?I like to focus on football first.
Kane will be hoping to get on the Other stuff second. We?ll see what
end of a few of those at the
comes up. If things do
tournament to fire Engchange, my ?rst thought is
D
avid
land towards what would
to focus on the football.
Beckham
be a highly unlikely vic?I?ve had experiences
tory. Imagine if he was get- was a big role where I?ve done a bit too
ting on the end of some of model of mine, much outside football, lost
Beckham?s.
not someone focus with the main thing
On Sunday, Kane set his who shouts
on the pitch earlier when
alarm for 6.30am on holiday
I broke into the Spurs
in the Bahamas to watch or screams,
team, but I?ll focus on my
the Royal Wedding with his but he led by
objectives.
example
?anc閑 Katie.
?Sponsorship stuff, too
He would?ve seen Beckmany appearances and
ham stroll into Windsor?s St
interviews, too much magGeorge?s Chapel in his Dior Homme azine stuff. Taking up four or five
morning suit, as one of the A-list hours a week when normally you?d be
guests for Prince Harry and Megan resting or recovering.
Markle?s nuptials.
?I had a dip at he start of my sec?What a special day,? Kane said. ond season, and we looked at what we
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TV
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Attack is the
key for new
Irons coach
Pellegrini
Manuel Pellegrini has targeted ?four
or ?ve? signings to launch a blueprint
of attacking football at West Ham.
The former Manchester City manager has signed a three-year deal as
West Ham boss, succeeding David
Moyes at the Hammers? helm.
Now the 64-year-old will set to
work on dragging West Ham back up Manuel Pellegrini has signed a
the Premier League table, following three-year deal at West Ham United
this season?s 13th-place ?nish.
?I think West Ham has a very good opted not to retain the Scot?s servicteam. I know all of the players and es, and have now installed Pellegrini
I saw most of the games that they instead.
played last season,? said Pellegrini.
The Hammers? new Chilean boss
?So I am sure that, with the players led Manchester City to the Premier
we have in this moment in the squad, League title in 2014, with the Citizens
and bringing maybe another four or blasting a record 151 goals in all com?ve players in, we are going to have a petitions that season.
strong team.
Pellegrini believes he
?I am excited about this
shares a common vision
project. I know that this
for West Ham?s future
league is very good and
with the club?s joint
it?s not easy to do it, but
chairman David SulI think that working all
livan. ?Every time I
Manuel
Pellegrini?s
together with the ownspoke with the owner
Manchester City
ers, the technical staff
Mr Sullivan, I always
scored 151 times in
and the fans, we have
had
the feeling that he
their title winning
an important power
wants me,? Pellegrini
season in 2014
and can think about
said.
reaching important targets
Pellegrini left Chinese
for the season.
Super League club Hebei
?I think that West Ham had a dif- China Fortune over the weekend and
?cult season last season and I hope Sullivan has hailed his appointment
that next season we are going to play in east London.
football that will delight the fans.
?He is one of the world?s most re?I always play attacking football spected football coaches and we
and we must try to reach important look forward to working with him,?
targets in the season.?
said Sullivan. ?It was important that
Former Manchester United boss we appointed someone with knowlMoyes replaced Slaven Bilic in No- edge and experience of the Premier
vember and led the Hammers away League, who already has an underfrom the relegation zone to a 13th- standing ? not only of the teams and
place Premier League ?nish.
players we face ? but of West Ham
But West Ham?s board quickly United and our ambitions.?
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CHAMPIONSHIP
Fulham and Villa to fight
for �0m play-off jackpot
The winners of this weekend?s
Championship play-off ?nal
between Aston Villa and Fulham
will land a jackpot of at least
�0m.
Promotion to the
Premier League is the
biggest prize in world
football and the
winners could rake
in more than �0m
if they survive their
?rst season in the top
?ight.
Villa, managed by Steve
Bruce, and Fulham, led by Slavisa
Jokanovic (right) hope to join
Wolves and Cardiff in the Premier
League next season with victory
in Saturday?s annual winner-
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53
MANCHESTER UNITED AND ENGLAND STRIKER
By Nick Purewal
By Mark Walker
BUSINESS SPORT
38-43
48-56
Marcus
Rashford
PREMIER LEAGUE
could do better. We do things at the
right times now, not near games.?
Kane is learning all this from far
and wide, open to advice and inspiration from outside and inside football.
His other in?uences extend to American football and his goalkeeper and
captain at Tottenham, Hugo Lloris.
?I?m a big Tom Brady fan,? Kane
said of the New England Patriots
quarter-back, one of the most successful NFL players of all time.
?The way he drives his team, the
way he works and conducts himself.
Hopefully I can learn from that and
have as long a career as he?s had in
the NFL.
?Hugo at Spurs is great, someone
calm and collected. Will talk to players if needed, but isn?t a screamer.
He?s captained France for a while
now, too, and has great experience.
He sent me a text [on Tuesday] and
we?d spoken about the World Cup
towards the end of the season. It?s
great to have that with me.?
Kane has already experienced his
own social media storm, of sorts,
this season, after coming in for huge
criticism and jokes from all sides for
claiming a goal against a Stoke in the
pursuit of the Premier League golden
boot, which he lost out to Liverpool?s
Mohamed Salah.
?It was my goal, and I rightly
claimed it,? Kane said. ?It was down
to the Premier League to make a
decision and they did. We get on with
it. Maybe that is the world we live in.
A lot of stuff gets over analysed on
social media, but I claimed the goal,
got the goal and moved on.?
Beckham would no doubt have had
far, far worse had Twitter existed
when he was a player.
IQ
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takes-all clash at Wembley. The
winners will bene?t from future
additional revenue of at least
�0m across the next three
seasons, which could rise to in
excess of �0m if they retain
their Premier League status.
The ?gures, released by
Deloitte, are the same
as last season with this
year?s match falling in
the second year of the
latest, record-breaking
three-year television
rights deal.
For each of the last three
seasons, the winners? increased
revenue is nearly three times that
of Burnley and Blackpool, who
saw a minimum revenue uplift of
�m for winning the play-off in
2009 and 2010 respectively.
How people reacted to
the bombing made me
proud to be Mancunian
T
he ?rst time you go into
Manchester as a kid,
you?re just so excited.
Town is absolutely
massive. I remember it
clearly. I remember going in different shops, going down all the side
streets. You?re just exploring it like
any kid would. You have to do that;
all kids have to do it to grow as a
person. That?s what we did.
For me, there were reasons to
go through town on a day-to-day
basis. Whether it was helping
my Mum with the shopping or
just wandering around with my
brothers, family members or
friends, there were always different
reasons and it was always exciting.
Town is a special place.
Football and music are big
things in Manchester. For a lot
of my friends, music was always
absolutely massive. For me, when
I was growing up, personally it
was all about sports, and obviously
football in particular.
I was just mad about sports,
couldn?t get enough of it, so I didn?t
really get into music until later on,
when I was a bit older.
Eventually, I started going to
gigs, and one that I most remember
going to was seeing Drake at the
Manchester Arena. That was
great fun. Drake?s been one of my
favourite artists since I started
getting into music, so it was really
exciting to go and watch him.
It?s unbelievable to think that
so many people lost their lives or
suffered terrible injuries doing the
exact same thing last year. What
happened in Manchester on 22
May 2017 was unimaginable.
I won?t forget the moment I
found out about the bombing at
the Arena. In that moment, I won?t
lie, it?s so tough to process. The
likelihood of you knowing someone
who was directly involved in it is
quite high, so it?s a dif?cult moment.
Personally, there was a massive,
massive impact on me and I could
see it affected the rest of the team
as well. We were preparing for
the Europa League ?nal two days
later, but even though we went to
Stockholm, Manchester was at the
front of our minds.
We all spoke about it beforehand
in the dressing room before we
went out for the ?nal and when the
game had ?nished and we?d won,
the ?rst thing we did was make
sure we showed our respects for
what had happened back home.
What made us really think about
it the most was when Jesse and I
went to visit some of the younger
victims in hospital. I was both
excited and a bit nervous to meet
them all but, honestly, it was one
of the most special occasions I can
A woman walks through Manchester
city centre yesterday morning
remember. We went to put smiles
on faces where we could, but they
ended up helping us and making us
smile. I really can?t put into words
how brave those incredible kids are;
how brave all the victims are. I can?t
?nd the words to do them justice.
I couldn?t imagine going through
a moment or an experience like
that at the age some of those kids
were. Really, there?s no age to go
through something like what all of
the victims went through. But they
are all such strong people. To show
that much strength, it?s actually
what this country needs.
It was a similar story at the One
Love Manchester concert shortly
after the bombing. It was an
incredible gesture from Ariana
Grande and all the artists that took
part, and the best part was seeing
faces all around Manchester come
together to support one another.
Time does move on, even after
something as huge as th
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