Netflix’s Persuasion Adaptation Sums Up Psychobabble Ruined Culture

Therapy has certainly done a lot of good for a lot of people, but it’s ruining the arts. In mainstream cinema, we now see a tendency to share too much in the most banal ways: In Fisherman’s Friends: One and All, we hear Jim, played by James Purefoy, talk about his mental health issues in … Read more

Clap for Tory tax cut promises as rising inflation pushes UK loans up

Ggood morning. Government borrowing has outperformed forecasts as rising inflation drives up the cost of paying off debt. Government loans reached £4.9bn in July, well ahead of the £0.2bn the tax watchdog expects. That brought the 2022-2023 total so far to £55 billion, which is £3 billion more than forecasts. While tax revenues were higher, … Read more

Edinburgh Festival Ode to Joy performance canceled after fight over Covid face masks

A highly anticipated Edinburgh Festival concert featuring Ode to Joy, the EU’s song, has been canceled after a Scottish choir refused an American orchestra’s requirement to wear face masks when singing. The Covid spat has led to the cancellation of the performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, which includes the theme, as the Edinburgh Festival Chorus … Read more

Score and latest updates from the Cincinnati Open round of 16

Wwelcome to our live coverage of Emma Raducanu vs Jessica Pegula in the third round of the Western & Southern Open. The British No. 1 flies into Ohio and backed up her stunning win over Serena Williams on Wednesday night with a straight sets demolition of Victoria Azarenka. The tenth seed on Monday dropped just … Read more

Dmitri Vrubel, artist whose ‘Fraternal Kiss’ mural became world famous – obituary

A senior official handed the calendar to Putin, along with the original oil painting of the December portrait, which showed the Russian leader in a thoughtful pose. “He apparently really liked it,” said Vrubel. The president’s office also bought the original cover portrait that shows Putin, a black judo belt, sitting cross-legged in his judo … Read more

Dina Asher-Smith Reveals Cramp That Ruined 100 Million European Title Bid Was Caused By ‘Period Problems’

Asher-Smith had already missed the Commonwealth Games earlier this month in a bid to recover from a hamstring injury and be fit enough to defend her three European titles this week in Munich. Now that the 100m is over, she looks on track to keep her 200m crown after running through the rain to win … Read more

Mike Dean admits he got Cristian Romero’s decision to pull her wrong

After days of dwelling on the flashpoint, Dean has admitted that doubts quickly began to arise in his own mind. “Sometimes you realize afterwards that you could have acted differently,” he said in a column for the Daily Mail. “I asked referee Anthony Taylor to wait while I watched the incident involving Tottenham’s Cristian Romero … Read more

Ex-footballer says online ‘stalking’ was ‘normal’ in relationship with Kate Greville

peater Wright QC, for the prosecution, continues to question Ryan Giggs. We move to the moment of the headbutt. Mr. Wright, QC, said, “At that stage, this particular dispute ended in violence, didn’t it?” “No,” Mr Giggs replied. Mr Wright QC said: “The reality is you headbutted her, didn’t you.” “No,” Mr Giggs replied again. … Read more

Students see biggest drop in top grades ever

Students see biggest drop in top grades ever

The largest male gender gap was in German, where boys received 62.6 percent A or higher, versus 55.4 percent for girls. Meanwhile, the divide between North and South has also widened during the pandemic, with teenagers in the South gaining a bigger lead. This year there was a 5.1 percentage point difference in the share … Read more

score and latest updates from day 2 of the first Test at Lord’s

Aand welcome to the live coverage of day two of the first test between England and South Africa from Lord’s. There may have been time for the deluge for just 32 overs from yesterday, but we were privileged to see an amazing performance from the tour crew’s tempo quartet, from the ruthlessness of the Nursery … Read more