The film The Death of Stalin profoundly encodes in humour the poetics of the tragedy that is Stalin’s evil, writes Arthur Gibson . David Davis’s letter about the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact was ‘risible historical revisionism’, says Mark Boyle . In other words, Stalin is given more than a taste of his own disregard for truth. This film comedy is not only deadly serious – it profoundly encodes in humour the poetics of the tragedy that is Stalin’s evil. Andrew ConnellCardiff• David Davis has a rather rose-tinted view of the Molotov–Ribbentrop pact.
This cut off all land east of the Jordan river from Jewish settlement. While Palestine and later Israel would both have large Jewish and Arab populations, Trans-Jordan, and later Jordan, became almost exclusively Arab with a majority Palestinian population, minority Bedouin population, and no Jewish population at all. It cannot be excluded from analysis of the Balfour declaration, its context, and consequences. Ernest Bevin, the foreign secretary, saw the proposed partition as unjust to the Palestinians and the British refused to enforce it. We do not believe that this support for the state of Israel and its current extreme rightwing government is either wise or moral.
Choreographers have long been fascinated by the challenges of taking dancers – and audiences – out of their comfort zone of the theatre, and three unconventional performances in London this month did exactly that. A woman’s body rumples as one knee keeps giving way; four dancers lie in repose, their sleep seemingly troubled by dreams. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Stage melds with setting … Is This a Waste Land? Created for a derelict industrial site in London’s docklands, Is This a Waste Land? In taking dance out of the theatre, Is This a Waste Land?
The new data was gathered in nature reserves across Germany but has implications for all landscapes dominated by agriculture, the researchers said. Special tents called malaise traps were used to capture more than 1,500 samples of all flying insects at 63 different nature reserves. Goulson said a likely explanation could be that the flying insects perish when they leave the nature reserves. While most insects do fly, it may be that those that don’t, leave nature reserves less often and are faring better. “Flying insects have really important ecological functions, for which their numbers matter a lot.
The rapper, a member of Skepta and JME’s grime crew, has also been charged with false imprisonment and actual bodily harmRapper Solo 45, real name Andy Anokye, has been charged with 29 counts of rape, according to police. Flying Lotus apologises after defending the Gaslamp Killer over rape allegations Read moreAnokye was originally charged with two counts of rape, one count of false imprisonment and one count of causing actual bodily harm. However, it was revealed that three more people have made allegations, adding another 27 charges of rape, and the trial was adjourned to 16 April. The 31-year-old Bristol rapper, who found fame with his 2014 track Feed Em to the Lions, has belonged to Boy Better Know since 2006. The grime crew also counts Skepta, Wiley, JME and – as of last year – Drake among its members.
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She said by this point she had decided to run for president and informed Putin, who “did not look happy”. The Russian president has spoken on many occasions about his political debt to Sobchak, who died in 2000. Putin has yet to declare his candidacy officially but is widely expected to stand and win another six-year term. In order for Sobchak to get on to the ballot, she will need to collect 300,000 signatures from Russian citizens. Shortly before she announced her candidacy, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said she “fulfilled all criteria” to stand, in what appeared to be Kremlin blessing for the move.
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Ronald Koeman believes he still retains the confidence of the Everton board as he tries to turn round a disappointing start to the season, but admits he needs a win at home in the Europa League against Lyon. “They came to see our new building and of course they had a good lunch and yes, they spoke about football,” the Everton manager said. For now I have full support from the board but we all know our results need to improve. We need a win to put us back into contention in the European group but we also need a win to boost our confidence. “I like the player, he is always dangerous even when not at his best level, but we couldn’t reach agreement with United,” Koeman said.
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Mirzo, who was just 16 when the family was torn apart, told the Guardian: “I’m frightened of what will happen if I’m sent back to Bulgaria. His father made it to Cardiff, where he was granted refugee status in 2016, and began to bring his family to Wales. They all received refugee status and the family expected Mohammed Mirzo’s application to go through smoothly. He said: “This is happening after Mohammed and his family have finally been reunited and found sanctuary in the UK after four years of separation. The Mirzo family are an asset to our city and to our nation – they belong together in Cardiff.
October 18, 2017 17:37 UTC
They would then be on site and that bit fresher for training later in the day. At the moment the players rest in the recreation room at the training centre in between double sessions. Pochettino showed new angles, new structures, new depth. He occupied Raphaël Varane, allowing Kane to work against the slower Sergio Ramos, and he linked the play and helped to get Tottenham up the pitch. The bottom line is that he and Tottenham are finding new ways of doing things; different strategies to widen the scope of their approach.
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In games against the 2015 version, which famously beat Lee Sedol, the South Korean grandmaster, AlphaGo Zero won 100 to 0. Because AlphaGo Zero learns on its own from a blank slate, its talents can now be turned to a host of real-world problems. Facebook Twitter Pinterest David Silver describes how the Go playing AI program, AlphaGo Zero, discovers new knowledge from scratch. When AlphaGo Zero plays a good move, it is more likely to be rewarded with a win. AlphaGo Zero starts with no knowledge, but progressively gets stronger and stronger as it learns the game of Go.
October 18, 2017 16:52 UTC
Former president and now senate candidate Cristina Fernández de Kirchner also suspended campaigning, along with other major figures vying for Congress, their campaigns said. In the final week of campaigning the Maldonado case has overshadowed the congressional election, which is expected to give Macri’s coalition additional seats but not a majority in either chamber. Some opposition and rights groups believe state security forces took Maldonado, a 28-year-old craftsman, and allege Macri’s government covered up information on his whereabouts. Macri’s government has said that there is no evidence that shows security forces detained Maldonado. Potential cases of abuse by security forces are sensitive in Argentina, where the 1976-1983 military dictatorship secretly detained, tortured and killed people in clandestine prisons.
October 18, 2017 16:33 UTC
Quebec renews burqa ban debate in parliament Read morePhilippe Couillard, the premier of Quebec, was defensive as he addressed the new law. “We are just saying that for reasons linked to communication, identification and safety, public services should be given and received with an open face,” he told reporters. It’s as simple as that.”The law was originally meant to ban face coverings for those offering or receiving services from government departments and provincially funded institutions, such as universities. “As long as the service is being rendered, the face should be uncovered,” Stéphanie Vallée, Quebec’s justice minister, said when asked. “We don’t have a big issue right now with hordes of Muslim women in niqab trying to work in the public service or accessing public services with difficulty.”The law comes after two attempts by authorities in Quebec to legislate secularism in the public domain in recent years.
October 18, 2017 16:32 UTC