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Iowa operatives say ethanol worship is now as corny as The West Wing

Iowa operatives say ethanol worship is now as corny as The West Wing

For decades, supporting ethanol was considered the price of admission for the Iowa caucuses. Government backing for production of the corn-based biofuel was seen as a sacred cow. Presidential candidates who opposed it either skipped the state or...

yesterday, 11:07 in World News
 
Japan almost cancelled Brexit talks due to 'high-handed' letter – report

Japan almost cancelled Brexit talks due to 'high-handed' letter – report

Japanese officials have reportedly accused Jeremy Hunt and Liam Fox of taking a “high-handed” approach towards a post-Brexit free trade deal, and briefly considered cancelling bilateral talks due to take place this week. The Financial Times cited...

yesterday, 11:07 in World News
 
Why Vice should win the best picture Oscar

Why Vice should win the best picture Oscar

It’s difficult to remember an Oscar nominee that prompted a range of reactions quite like Vice, Adam McKay’s account of the squalid rise to power of George W Bush’s right-hand-man Dick Cheney. Some people think it’s the year’s best film, others think...

yesterday, 11:07 in Art & Culture
 
Facebook needs regulation to combat fake news, say MPs

Facebook needs regulation to combat fake news, say MPs

Online disinformation is only going to get more sophisticated, the chair of the committee investigating disinformation and fake news, Damian Collins, has warned. In a report released on Monday, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select...

yesterday, 11:05 in Business
 
Shaun Harvey to step down as Football League’s chief executive in May

Shaun Harvey to step down as Football League’s chief executive in May

Shaun Harvey will step down as the Football League’s chief executive at the end of the season after five and a half years in the role. Harvey has worked for 25 consecutive years in professional football, all but two of which have been in the EFL with...

yesterday, 10:52 in Sport
 
Talking Horses: Skelton has fingers crossed as vaccinated runners return

Talking Horses: Skelton has fingers crossed as vaccinated runners return

After a weekend of flu-affected action, jump racing will return to something like a level playing field this week and Dan Skelton is one of many trainers hoping his horses will be able to run to their best despite an unscheduled round of vaccinations....

yesterday, 10:52 in Sport
 
Footasylum shares soar as JD Sports buys stake

Footasylum shares soar as JD Sports buys stake

JD Sports, Britain’s biggest sports retailer, has acquired an 8.3% stake in Footasylum, sending shares in its struggling smaller rival surging by 70%. JD Sports said it had bought the stake in the footwear and hoodie chain for investment purposes and...

yesterday, 10:48 in Business
 
Our sex life is so repetitive I have to imagine arousing situations in bed

Our sex life is so repetitive I have to imagine arousing situations in bed

I love my boyfriend passionately. We had a great sex life until a few months ago, when I started to feel as if we were doing the same thing again and again. Now I have trouble initiating sex because of this feeling of numbness, which he told me he...

yesterday, 10:22 in Lifestyle
 
Human error and outdated IT led to Hakeem al-Araibi's detention, says border force official

Human error and outdated IT led to Hakeem al-Araibi's detention, says border force official

An individual border force officer forgetting to send an email likely led to the refugee Hakeem al-Araibi spending almost three months in a Thai prison fighting off Bahraini attempts to have him extradited. The head of the Australian Border Force,...

yesterday, 10:19 in World News
 
Islamist extremism is a 'chronic and pernicious' issue in UK

Islamist extremism is a 'chronic and pernicious' issue in UK

Islamist extremism is a “chronic and pernicious” issue that has persisted in the UK for decades with hundreds of young Muslims leaving the country to fight for Isis, according to the lead commissioner for countering extremism. The comments from Sara...

yesterday, 09:49 in World News
 
Home affairs denies it was 'desperate' when $423m Manus Island contract awarded

Home affairs denies it was 'desperate' when $423m Manus Island contract awarded

The head of the department of home affairs concedes bureaucrats awarded a controversial $423m contract to Paladin to provide services on Manus Island because of an “urgent” set of circumstances, but Mike Pezzullo denies he was “desperate”. Officials...

yesterday, 09:35 in World News
 
Is promotion and relegation any closer in US soccer?

Is promotion and relegation any closer in US soccer?

A year after Carlos Cordeiro was elected US Soccer president in a free-for-all that threw everything in the sport up for debate, the federation convened for a much quieter annual meeting over the weekend. Hall of Fame player Cindy Cone was officially...

yesterday, 09:35 in Sport
 
In the shallow: Lady Gaga and the rise of the Insufferable Theatre Kid

In the shallow: Lady Gaga and the rise of the Insufferable Theatre Kid

Just prior to the October 2018 release of A Star Is Born, a senior writer at New York magazine’s The Cut website dropped a Twitter bombshell, placing herself directly in the target range of one of pop’s more demonic fan bases. You mess with Lady...

yesterday, 09:22 in Art & Culture
 
Nine films that should have won best picture at the Oscars

Nine films that should have won best picture at the Oscars

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, lost out in 1938 The Oscars were first held 90 years ago this May, and to date, no animated feature has won the Oscar for best picture. But as far back as the 1930s, the Academy was wrestling with how best to recognise...

yesterday, 09:22 in Art & Culture
 
From Jeanette Winterson to John Irving: John Boyne on the best books about LGBT life

From Jeanette Winterson to John Irving: John Boyne on the best books about LGBT life

It’s a rite of passage for every young gay man to read Edmund White’s A Boy’s Own Story, the classic tale of a teenager coming to terms with his homosexuality. I first read it when I was 15 years old, hiding the book at the back of my wardrobe,...

yesterday, 09:22 in Art & Culture
 


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