Antonio, Antonio. But this was also a victory studded with a sense of what might have been in another, happier second Conte season. Conte has suggested his players overachieved in winning the title last year, credit naturally to his own transformative powers. Morata came to the King Power Stadium having played 42 minutes of football this month and having failed to score since Boxing Day. And a minute later Morata left the pitch having run hard and shown at times a real gloss of class in his touch and movement.
March 18, 2018 20:26 UTC
But as the negotiations to secure the terms of a transition deal go to the wire in Brussels, the UK has backed down. Gove, one of the leaders of the Brexit campaign, made regaining the right to set quotas and manage UK fisheries one of the central commitments of the Leave pitch. Forced to accept some stability during a transition, he has demanded a shorter transition period for fishing of just nine or 10 months. But the EU has made access to UK waters on existing terms throughout the transition period a red line of its own. Yesterday, a majority report from the Brexit select committee recommended that the transition period should be extended if necessary.
March 18, 2018 18:54 UTC
His fourth term as president will extend until 2024, making him the first Kremlin leader to serve two decades in power since Josef Stalin. With results still coming in, Putin looked set to exceed expectations by clinching more than 75% of the vote. Putin 4.0: as Russian president prepares for fourth term, what next? The Kremlin had hoped to match the 65% who cast votes in 2012 and had initially sought 70% turnout. We need to thank Great Britain for that because once again they did not consider the Russian mentality,” said the campaign chairman.
March 18, 2018 18:33 UTC
Recent harrowing cases highlight the need for society to listen to vulnerable teenage girls, writes Katharine Sacks-Jones . But in both, opportunities were missed to protect vulnerable girls. Too often teenage girls at risk of abuse and violence, especially those from working-class backgrounds, are seen by public services and wider society as the “problem”. Much greater effort needs to be made to listen to and believe these girls, in a way that acknowledges the trauma they have been through. This is about changing mindsets of public services coming into contact with at-risk girls, and also ensuring there is enough investment in services working with girls that the necessary support is there to help them rebuild their lives.
March 18, 2018 18:00 UTC
She also quotes Professor Mark Griffiths, director of the International Gaming Research Unit at Nottingham Trent University as having invented the term “technological addiction” in 1995. Remember that this was back in the days when our programs were written in Fortran on decks of hand-punched 80-column cards. Instead, it seems much more likely that any bias lies in the source materials and those who produce and use them. In Tay’s case, Twitter users deliberately tried to subvert Microsoft’s chatbot. Peter McKennaLiverpool• Join the debate – email email@example.com• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters
March 18, 2018 18:00 UTC
Putin has emerged from his third term stronger than ever, but it is unclear where he goes from hereThat Vladimir Putin will be reelected has never been in doubt. What the Russian president’s fourth term, sometimes referred to as Putin 4.0, is likely to bring is a more open question. Paradoxically, the first order of business now, according to analysts and sources close to the Kremlin, is for Putin to set up an escape plan. In 2007, when Putin chose Dmitry Medvedev as his interim successor, elites felt they could back Medvedev or a rival candidate with little to fear, Gaaze said. Seven years earlier, Putin had declared at the Munich security conference that Russia would oppose US hegemony.
March 18, 2018 17:03 UTC
NSW government says Simon Smith will leave Department of Industry and be replaced by Simon DraperBerejiklian makes change at the top as Coalition tries to dampen water scandalsThe Berejiklian government has made changes to the leadership at the very top of the department responsible for water policy following scandals over the administration of water in New South Wales. The government announced at the weekend that the head of the Department of Industry, Simon Smith, would leave to be replaced by Simon Draper, as of Monday. The department, which reports to the National party minister, Niall Blair, is responsible for the portfolios of primary industries and water, as well as industry policy. A spokeswoman for Blair said Smith’s departure was emphatically not linked to the upheavals in the water portfolio. A further report from the ombudsman, due in June, is expected to be highly critical of the administration of the state’s water laws.
March 18, 2018 17:00 UTC
Arts and textiles teacher Andria Zafirakou from Alperton school says her pupils are ‘phenomenal’A woman from north London has been announced as the first British winner of a prize worth $1m (£720,000) for the world’s best teacher. Andria Zafirakou, an arts and textiles teacher from Alperton community school in Brent, north-west London, was presented with the fourth annual Varkey Foundation Global Teacher prize in Dubai on Sunday. In an effort to build links with her pupils, Zafirakou learned basic phrases in languages including Gujarati, Hindi and Tamil and has visited family homes. Nominations from pupils at Alperton community school spoke of Zafirakou’s dedication and ability to inspire potential in her students and the local community. She will be required to remain working as a classroom teacher for at least five years and will be paid the prize money in instalments.
March 18, 2018 16:30 UTC
Britain’s biggest business lobby group is seeking to prevent the loss of as much as €1bn (£882m) in annual European funding for scientific research and technological development, which has been thrown into doubt by Brexit. According to a briefing paper seen by the Guardian, the CBI is calling for the government to state its intention to renew its membership of the EU framework programme for research and development after Brexit. Failure to take such steps could further harm businesses already cutting their spending on research and discourage future investments, it says. Businesses get about €260m (£230m) of the funding a year, while the rest goes to universities and other research projects. The UK also this month issued a position paper on the renewal of the EU framework programme, saying it would “actively engage in the development of the programme, including discussing possible options for our future participation”.
March 18, 2018 15:59 UTC
“I couldn’t ask any more of my players, we have represented League One in a very good way,” Paul Cook, the Wigan manager, said. The half-time conversations rightly centred how no one would have guessed two divisions separated the teams, although that actually did Wigan scant justice. It was not a case of profligate finishing, they just could not find the final pass to split open the Southampton defence. Two new scorers took Southampton to Wembley. We could have won 3-0 with the penalty, but that would not have been a fair reflection of the game.”
March 18, 2018 15:48 UTC
The firm at the centre of Facebook's data breachWhat is Cambridge Analytica? He said Cambridge Analytica used it to build a powerful software program to predict and influence choices at the ballot box. Robert Mercer, a key Trump supporter and donor, gave $15m in funding to Cambridge Analytica. In the UK, Cambridge Analytica and Facebook are one focus of an inquiry into data and politics by the Information Commissioner’s Office. Separately, the Electoral Commission is also investigating what role Cambridge Analytica played in the EU referendum.
March 18, 2018 15:00 UTC
“For the moment we haven’t decided.” He knew Glushkov a little and was shaken by his death. Chichvarkin combines running a Mayfair wine business, Hedonism, with anti-Putin campaigns for the Russian expatriate community. On Sunday, he organised a protest outside the Russian embassy in central London, where Russians were queueing to vote in the presidential election. It was the computer he had been using to send donations via PayPal to the Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny. It will make no difference.”Aside from concerns about his safety, it is an unsettling time to be a Russian exile in the UK.
March 18, 2018 14:35 UTC