Neymar Guardian Sport Network Neymar was superb but PSG’s 8-0 win raised more questions about unity Neymar scored four goals for Paris Saint-Germain as they thrashed Dijon but his attitude does not make things easy for his manager By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News Neymar places the ball on the spot while PSG fans call for Cavani to take the penalty. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty ImagesOn Wednesday evening at the Parc des Princes, Neymar spent the match terrorising a Dijon side who looked decidedly underwhelming. Kylian Mbappé has undoubtedly been a big part of that, but the real improvement has come from Neymar. However, while Cavani has seemed desperate to promote an image of unity within the squad, Neymar has continued only to focus on himself and his desire to win the Ballon d’Or. Ligue 1 talking pointsFacebook Twitter Pinterest Angers fans enjoy their team’s 3-1 win over Troyes.
January 18, 2018 12:56 UTC
Elena Ferrante Elena Ferrante to become Guardian Weekend's new columnist Author of bestselling Neapolitan novels says she was keen to test herself with the ‘bold, anxious exercise’ of writing regular pieces for the magazine Moving to the news stand … books by Elena Ferrante on display in a bookshop in Rome. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/GettyElena Ferrante, the bestselling Italian novelist of the highly acclaimed Neapolitan series, is to write her first ever regular newspaper column, in the Guardian. Ferrante said she was “attracted to the possibility of testing myself” with a regular column, and called the experience “a bold, anxious exercise in writing”. “I’m thrilled to be working with Elena Ferrante on her first newspaper column – a new adventure for her and for Guardian Weekend magazine,” said editor Melissa Denes. Who cares who Elena Ferrante really is?
January 18, 2018 12:33 UTC
Donald Trump Mexico border wall: Trump contradicts his chief of staff over plans US president says plans have ‘never changed or evolved’, despite remarks by chief of staff Donald Trump says his views on the Mexico wall have not evolved. On Wednesday evening, the White House chief of staff, John Kelly, said the US president’s views on immigration and a border wall had “very definitely changed” after Trump had been briefed on the subjects. Dreamers are young immigrants who would qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (Daca) program, enacted under Barack Obama in 2012. When the Trump administration ended the Daca program, it allowed Daca recipients whose legal status expired on or before 5 March to renew their legal status. Roughly 22,000 recipients failed to successfully renew their legal status for various reasons.
January 18, 2018 12:15 UTC
YouTube YouTube's small creators pay price of policy changes after Logan Paul scandal While the celebrity YouTuber remains able to monetize clips, vloggers supporting marginalized groups lament yet another barrier to success YouTube creators who discuss mental health, disability and LGBT topics have argued that YouTube is failing them, while rewarding creators who produce offensive content. Creators who discuss mental health, disability and LGBT topics in particular have argued that YouTube is failing them, while rewarding creators who produce offensive content. But Paul, who is known for viral pranks, is still eligible to earn money through YouTube’s general ad program. The comedian Gaby Dunn said YouTube’s system often seemed to flag her LGBT content as “not suitable for all advertisers”, but did not restrict sketches depicting straight couples. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gaby Dunn said YouTube’s ad policies had hurt ‘the ones who need to be monetized most’.
January 18, 2018 12:00 UTC
Short stories Her Body & Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado review – powerful debut collection Horror, science fiction and fairytale merge in these short stories from a writer of rare daring Carmen Maria Machado … finalist in the US National Book awards. It’s also the title of the standout story in Carmen Maria Machado’s debut collection, a finalist in last year’s US National Book awards: a tense, seductive fairytale about rumour and silence, sex and power, autonomy and being ignored. “I don’t trust anything that can be incorporeal and isn’t dead,” says one man, recasting the old misogynist joke about menstruation. “Eight Bites” is a neat tale about self-hatred and bariatric surgery, with the fairytale promise of transformation: “It will hurt. Like many of these pieces, it falls somewhere between exercise and inspiration, but it signals a writer of rare daring.
January 18, 2018 12:00 UTC
Peter Wyngarde began his career as a stage and screen actor in the late 1950s. Perhaps his best-known role was as the sleuth Jason King in the TV show of the same name and its forerunner Department S. Wyngarde later appeared in Flash Gordon and Doctor Who. He has died in London, UK, aged 90
January 18, 2018 11:30 UTC
Netherlands Deadly gales halt trains and flights across north-west Europe Storm lashes Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and parts of UK, uprooting power lines and trees, and killing at least seven people A crash during heavy storms near Erfurt, central Germany. Photograph: Jens Meyer/APViolent gales have battered north-west Europe, killing at least seven people, toppling trees and trucks, bringing down power lines, grounding aircraft and halting road and rail traffic across the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Europe’s busiest cargo port was “virtually unreachable from the north” because of traffic holdups on three of the main motorways into the city, the national traffic service VID said. The Belgian port of Ghent was temporarily closed, and a woman was killed near Brussels when her car was crushed by a falling tree. Overhead power lines supplying trains were damaged and trees brought crashing on to tracks, causing severe delays for thousands of commuters.
January 18, 2018 11:21 UTC
Football Rumour Mill Football transfer rumours: Chelsea chasing Jean-Michaël Seri? Today’s fluff is meditated by direction Is Jean-Michaël Seri, centre, Stamford Bridge-bound? This time they have identified, um, a sought-after midfielder from a club on the French Riviera, in the shape of the £35m Jean-Michaël Seri, who plays in Nice, a scant 20km from Bakayoko’s Monégasque former employers. However, they report that there is “a big snag”, namely that the player has little desire to play for West Ham. He will be paid £500,000 a week, say the Mirror and the Express.
January 18, 2018 09:11 UTC
Weather Thousands without power in East Anglia as snow storms hit UK Gusts of 80mph-plus in parts of UK, with snow causing travel disruption and school closures Play Video 0:57 Fierce winds fell trees and cause travel chaos across the UK – videoMore than 46,000 homes in East Anglia are without power after snow and severe gales hit much of the UK, causing widespread travel disruption and the closure of many schools. A separate yellow warning for snow and ice in western Scotland and Northern Ireland was extended to cover northern England. Snow in the UK – in pictures Read moreOvernight temperatures dropped to -7C (19F) in Loch Glascarnoch, in the Highlands. On Wednesday, persistent snow and ice caused hazardous driving conditions and brought the M74 in Scotland to a standstill. During the night, Police Scotland issued a “stage four” warning, advising drivers to avoid roads in areas covered by amber snow warnings.
January 18, 2018 08:52 UTC
Ben Stokes Ben Stokes’ court date clashes with England Twenty20 comeback match • Stokes must attend affray charge hearing on day of NZ game• Trevor Bayliss says Stokes not guaranteed to regain place in side Ben Stokes must appear in court on 13 February to answer an affray charge following an incident in Bristol last September. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PAThe England all-rounder Ben Stokes is due to appear in court on an affray charge on the same day he was supposed to be making his international comeback in a Twenty20 tri-series match in New Zealand. Ben Stokes: all-rounder cleared to play for England after affray charge Read moreStokes, who missed the Ashes after being suspended from playing for England, is accused of affray alongside two other men. Stokes will be unable to push this court date back. Speaking on Thursday before the court date was announced the England head coach, Trevor Bayliss, was pragmatic when asked about any potential clash that might arise.
January 18, 2018 08:48 UTC
Society 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B Peterson review – a self-help book from a culture warrior The psychologist and internet celebrity with contentious views on gender, political correctness, good and evil, offers hectoring advice on how to live Jordan B Peterson has no truck with “white privilege”, “cultural appropriation” and a range of other ideas associated with social justice movements. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Peterson styles himself as a prolific culture warrior who has no truck with social justice movements. He takes the view that one should build outwards from small-scale personal choices towards larger social and political questions. Peterson does not like to be asked if he believes in God, complaining to an interviewer that the question is intended to “box him in”, but 12 Rules for Life is saturated with Christian theology. • 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos is published by Allen Lane.
January 18, 2018 08:48 UTC
Donald Trump Donald Trump faces backlash as he reveals 'Fake News Awards' winners President highlights journalists’ errors despite anger from some in his own party over his treatment of the media Much of the Fake News Awards list focused on the investigation into whether Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russia. Quiz: who should have won Trump's most dishonest and corrupt media awards? Read moreThe “awards” were revealed on the Republican National Committee’s website, which swiftly crashed as a result of the attention, and prompted swift backlash, including from his own party. Play Video 4:21 Donald Trump's first year: in his own words - videoTrump had initially announced the awards at the start of the new year, with plans to hold them on 8 January. Two prominent Republican lawmakers did, however, rebuke Trump’s treatment of the media leading up to his “Fake News Awards”.
January 18, 2018 03:45 UTC