Flight Pattern by Crystal Pite, which premiered in 2017. The new work is by Aletta Collins Rex FeaturesThe Royal Ballet is to stage an all-female production amid claims that women choreographers are “struggling for visibility”. The production also follows controversy in British ballet about the “gratuitous violence” against women on stage. The new work by the choreographer Aletta Collins will be staged in the Royal Ballet’s Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House. The Royal Ballet’s Flight Pattern by Crystal Pite, which premiered in 2017, was the first female commission for the main stage at the Royal Ballet for 18 years.
March 21, 2018 17:03 UTC
Exclusive : Private briefing for crossbenchers says without tax cut, businesses would have no incentive to keep growingThe Turnbull government has warned Senate crossbenchers it would be “economically damaging” if small and medium businesses got a tax cut but big business did not, as the backroom lobbying effort on company tax reform moves into overdrive. He said he was after “hard words – if you give us this tax cut, we will give wage increases” and also something that “perhaps helps pensioners”. Coalition to intensify claims Labor 'robbing pensioners' with tax policy Read moreA business lobbyist who met with Storer this week, Peter Strong, who heads the small business group, the Council of Small Business Australia, told Guardian Australia the new senator seemed to have an open mind on the big business tax cut. “Malcolm Turnbull’s $65bn company tax glide path only hits big businesses with turnover of over $1bn by 2022-23,” said the shadow treasurer, Chris Bowen. “We know that by the end of the next 10 years, these big business tax cuts will end up costing the budget over $15bn each and every year.”
Penny Sharpe, opposition environment spokeswoman, said NSW Labor would not sign off on proposed extensions because the government “knows the science underpinning the RFAs is out of date and incomplete”. Exclusive: legal concerns over plan to roll over forestry agreements without reviews Read moreShe said: “Importantly, the RFA assessment must include climate change as a consideration. The move by NSW Labor puts pressure on federal Labor to toughen its position on the RFA renewals across Australia. Oisin Sweeney, senior ecologist for the NPA, said it was significant that NSW Labor was insisting climate change be considered as part of new assessments of Australia’s native forests. “The Tasmanian regional forest agreement was rolled over last year and the death warrant was signed on thousands of hectares of wild forests in Tasmania.
Police say a man suspected of being the bomber behind a series of explosions across central Texas blew himself up in a vehicle as a swat team approached. The suspect, identified by police as a 24-year-old white man, killed himself in Round Rock, a town 20 miles north of Austin, after being tracked to a hotel, in a dramatic end to a siege of the Texas capital. This video looks back at the series of explosions that happened across the state in the past 19 days
A gang of students from the University of Manchester who funded a luxury lifestyle by selling more than £800,000 worth of drugs on the dark web have been jailed for up to 15 years. Sentencing the group on Wednesday, the judge, Michael Leeming, said the five “intelligent and personable” students operated a one-stop shop for drug-dealing on the dark web marketplace Silk Road. Sentencing the group, the judge said use of the dark web was an aggravating factor and that the harmful and dangerous class A drugs wrought misery on society. Marketing student Joshua Morgan, 28, who the judge accepted played the smallest role in packaging drugs for the group, was jailed for seven years and two months. Officers found laptops used to access the dark web, thousands of pounds in cash, a baseball bat next to the front door and drugs including LSD, ecstasy, ketamine and diazepam.
March 21, 2018 16:48 UTC
Nicely grouted white tiles cover the floor, giving the Duveen sculpture galleries at Tate Britain a blank, hygienic air. If Topps Tiles clad a Lego version of the Pergamon Altar, it would look like this. Dumb and dumber, most of these sculptures look like they were made by men who wore chunky-knit jumpers and wished they were in Paris. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Lumpen … some of the sculptures picked from the Tate collection for Anthea Hamilton’s installation. The work’s inspiration, we are told, was a found photograph that Hamilton has now lost.
March 21, 2018 16:18 UTC
All roads lead to Facebook and the small company that plundered its vast user data: Cambridge Analytica. Play Video 3:41 Everything you need to know about the Cambridge Analytica exposé – video explainerThanks to the reporting of the Observer, the Guardian and Channel 4, we now know that Cambridge Analytica could happily arrange for a candidate to fall into a compromising scandal with a Ukraine prostitute or a bribery sting. The evil geniuses of Cambridge Analytica were, as Channel 4 has shown, not nearly the geniuses they thought they were. The end is surely nigh for Cambridge Analytica, and its key executives and investors can expect subpoenas in the near future. You may still trust your friends, but you won’t trust what they post on Facebook.
March 21, 2018 16:18 UTC
The history of Steven Soderbergh is the history of making do. Don’t call it a comeback: the celebrities who love to ‘retire’ Read moreHis latest film, Unsane, shouldn’t have been such a tough sell. Soderbergh also capitalizes on the lightweight maneuverability of the iPhone for some exhilarating seat-of-his-pants cinematography in the film’s most arresting scene. (A lifelong fan of aggressive color-grading, Soderbergh also owes a lot of Unsane to a sophisticated post-production touch-up.) They’re forging a new film marketplace, where a film artist’s only impediment to realizing their vision is the drive to do so.
March 21, 2018 15:31 UTC
Competitiveness is encouraged by staff around the Real Madrid complex, says academy coach Javier Morán. Real Madrid, fucking hell. Real Madrid have broken the world transfer record five times since Florentino Pérez took over as president in 2000 and began the Galácticos era. Real Madrid are trying to redress that balance. Real Madrid City, “the greatest sports facility ever built by a football club”, was opened in 2005.
March 21, 2018 15:00 UTC
We want to hear from people around the world switching things off and getting involved in Earth Hour 2018Tell us: what actions will you be taking for Earth Hour? Contribute with Guardian WitnessGlobal organisers of Earth Hour, a grass roots movement for the environment asking people to switch off electricity for an hour on 24 March, say they hope to energise millions of people and that “every action counts”. If you are getting involved, we’d like you to tell us how and to hear some of your most inspiring ideas ahead of the event. Tell us what you are doingShare your plans with us using the form below or the GuardianWitness contribute buttons on this article. We’ll feature a selection of the most interesting and inspiring ideas from around the world in an article ahead of the hour on 24 March.
March 21, 2018 14:07 UTC
Trump addressed the call in a series of tweets, hours after it was reported that he defied a specific warning from his national security team not to congratulate Putin on his securing of a fourth term in power. “I called President Putin of Russia to congratulate him on his election victory (in past, Obama called him also),” Trump said. Getting along with Russia (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing.......”Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) I called President Putin of Russia to congratulate him on his election victory (in past, Obama called him also). Trump breaks ranks to congratulate Putin on landslide election victory Read moreTrump’s comments came amid widespread backlash over the call, which reinforced the perception that his administration has adopted a less aggressive posture toward Russia. Trump confirmed Tuesday he had called Putin to “congratulate him on his electoral victory”, and the two would “probably get together in the not too distant future so that we can discuss the arms race”.
March 21, 2018 12:57 UTC
I think he probably did it to a lot of people … but it was so much fun.”Facebook Twitter Pinterest ‘I really loved Robin and Robin really loved me.’ Mork & Mindy, 1980. And then he’d grab your tits and then run away. It was the 70s, after all.”“It was just Robin being Robin,” said Howard Storm, who directed Mork & Mindy. Despite his on-set behaviour, Dawber characterised her relationship with Williams as sisterly and spoke of his “gigantic heart”. “I really loved Robin and Robin really loved me,” she said.
March 21, 2018 12:00 UTC