NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers v Philadelphia Eagles – live
by Hunter Felt on January 29, 2023 at 9:28 pm
ANITA BAKER! OMG IT’S ANITA BAKER! 10 stars out of 10.
So looking forward to both games. Think the Eagles DL will get to Purdy and cause no end of trouble, effectively shutting down that great offense. 49ers own defence mighty impressive but vulnerable to a running QB. Eagles 20 13 49ers.Continue reading...
Ron DeSantis prepares for 2024 White House bid as Trump hits campaign trail
by Maya Yang on January 29, 2023 at 9:00 pm
Moves spur Trump into attacking Florida governor during low key events over the weekend in Iowa and New Hampshire
America’s 2024 presidential race is showing signs of kicking into gear amid reports that Florida’s rightwing Republican governor Ron DeSantis is now laying the groundwork for a White House bid as Donald Trump finally hit the campaign trail.
DeSantis’s moves even spurred Trump into attacking him directly as the former US president held relatively low key events over the weekend in the key early voting states of New Hampshire and South Carolina.Continue reading...
Transfer roundup: Chelsea still hopeful of signing Enzo Fernández from Benfica
by Jacob Steinberg on January 29, 2023 at 8:32 pm
- Argentina international has £106m release clause
- Chelsea have already added Malo Gusto to host of new arrivals
Chelsea are trying to complete a deal for Benfica’s Enzo Fernández before the transfer window shuts on Tuesday night and are ready to take their spending under their new owners to over £500m by buying the Argentina midfielder.
The Stamford Bridge club failed with a bid for Fernández earlier this month but are hopeful of landing the midfielder after resuming talks with Benfica over the weekend. Chelsea, who have strengthened their defence by signing Malo Gusto from Lyon, are keen to bolster their midfield and have already failed with approaches for Brighton’s Moisés Caicedo, who is wanted by Arsenal, and Everton’s Amadou Onana.Continue reading...
Ex-royal aide says trying to reopen deal with Virginia Giuffre won’t help Prince Andrew
by Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent on January 29, 2023 at 8:05 pm
Former courtier says the King would still keep Duke of York at arm’s length as Charles prepares for coronation
Any attempt by Prince Andrew to try to row back an out-of-court deal with a woman with whom he is accused of having sex when she was a teenager is unlikely to rehabilitate him in the royal family, a former senior royal aide has warned.Continue reading...
Rishi Sunak under pressure after sacking Nadhim Zahawi over tax storm
by Pippa Crerar Political editor on January 29, 2023 at 7:31 pm
PM’s judgment in question as Zahawi fails to apologise after inquiry finds breaches of ministerial code
Rishi Sunak has sacked the Conservative party chair, Nadhim Zahawi, for serious breaches of the ministerial code over his tax affairs, after weeks of damaging headlines undermined the prime minister’s attempts to restore government integrity.
An investigation by Sunak’s new ethics adviser, Sir Laurie Magnus, concluded that Zahawi had broken the rules by repeatedly failing to declare an HMRC investigation into his tax affairs, which concluded with a £5m settlement including a penalty.Continue reading...
Novak Djokovic in world of his own as mental armour repels all opposition | Emma Kemp
by Emma Kemp at Melbourne Park on January 29, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Novak Djokovic touched his finger to his temple after winning the Australian Open from within his own vacuum
Stefanos Tsitsipas has always had a Novak Djokovic problem. It was a lost-the-last-nine-matches type of problem – not the archetypal self-affirmation statistic for his bathroom mirror. Now it is 10 and he is no less of a competitor for it, merely the latest victim of a champion who, in Tsitsipas’s own post-match words, is “the greatest that has ever held a tennis racket”.
At least he is not alone. A lot of people have a Djokovic problem, and the list is not limited to other players (though 22 grand slam singles titles means there are many of those). The public, the media, even Ukraine’s ambassador to Australia have all spent the past two weeks examining the Serb with a level of suspicion reserved for one of sport’s most divisive figures.Continue reading...
‘Debilitating’ effects of pandemic linger on for Britain’s young
by Amelia Hill on January 29, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Exclusive: from physical and mental health to education and careers, two studies detail ways in which young still suffer
Young people have been “disastrously” affected by the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, according to two pieces of research that show happiness and confidence has plunged to an all-time low.
Both studies detail the wide-ranging ways in which young people continue to suffer. The hardships include poorer mental and physical health, as well as extensive learning loss that experts say will undoubtedly affect their futures.Continue reading...
‘We’re on permanent catch-up’: how Covid has changed young Britons’ lives
by Amelia Hill on January 29, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Young people across the UK reflect on how the pandemic affected them – and continues to shape their futures
In the next phase of the Guardian’s Covid Generation series, young people from across the UK continue to analyse how the pandemic is still affecting their lives and their plans for the future, 18 months after the end of the third national lockdown.Continue reading...