Jack Ross expects Brian Rice, his former Falkirk coach, to relish the release from his personal issues when the pair go head-to-head at Easter Road on Wednesday. Hamilton head coach Rice opened up about his gambling addiction on Monday after facing up to Scottish Football Association disciplinary charges due to betting in each of the past five seasons. Hibernian head coach Ross played under Rice for three years when he was assistant manager at Falkirk and knows a game of football will be the perfect antidote to his struggles. But Ross, a former PFA Scotland chairman, is just concerned that Rice looks after himself first and foremost. “The initial thing for Brian is obviously looking after himself and making sure he deals with the issues he has.
January 21, 2020 17:15 UTC
Newcastle have handed Nabil Bentaleb the chance to prove himself in the Premier League all over again after signing him on loan from Schalke. “The fact that he’s played in the Premier League before helps because we know that he can play and knows what the demands of the Premier League are. “He’s gone from the Premier League to Schalke and played in the Champions League as well, so we’re delighted to get him. He is delighted to have the opportunity to return to the Premier League as Newcastle attempt to cement their place in the top flight. Bentaleb said: “I’m very happy to come back to the Premier League, especially with a club such as Newcastle.
January 21, 2020 14:15 UTC
Newcastle United are interested in recruiting forward Jarrod Bowen this month, after his impressive first half of the Championship season. But, Hull City have demanded at least £20million for Bowen, which has left Magpies chiefs unimpressed. The club have only scored 22 goals in the league from their 23 matches; only Watford and Bournemouth have scored fewer (20). But, Bruce is keen on signing Bowen from Hull, although the clubs are still a way off agreeing a transfer fee, according to The Telegraph. JUST IN: Newcastle boss Steve Bruce eyes audacious transfer for Moussa Dembele
January 21, 2020 13:52 UTC
Action from AFC Uckfield Town's Premier Division game at Horsham YMCA on Saturday. This is part of a wider trend that has seen them win eight, draw two and lose five since late October. While the Uckers themselves are yet to lift the trophy in either their five-year existence or the history of AFC Uckfield and Uckfield Town dating to the 1990s, the achievement of AFC Uckfield in reaching the 2011 final was significant in another way. Alongside a potential RUR Cup final appearance, their tight battle for promotion could be one of a number of defining moments for the side in the last four months of the season. Match InformationConditions permitting, AFC Uckfield Town v Langney Wanderers will kick off at 7:30 p.m. tonight at The Oaks (Framfield, TN22 5QL).
January 21, 2020 13:10 UTC
Wolves are finally about to make their mark in the January transfer window as the club close in on three signings. The club are hopeful of concluding deals for Daniel Podence and Nelson Oliveira, while Leonardo Campana is on the brink of completing a switch to Molineux. The signing of Podence is likely to end all hope of landing Dani Olmo or Thomas Lemar this month. TrendingTalks have also taken place with AEK Athens over the potential signing of Nelson Oliveira. Wolves know about Nelson Oliveira's quality having scored against them for NorwichLeonardo Campana has signed for Wolves, all the awaits is an announcement
January 21, 2020 13:07 UTC
Tommy Wright admits St Johnstone will need a bigger cushion over their relegation rivals before he can rest easy. The Perth boss has seen his side recover from a shaky start to climb their way up to ninth place in the Ladbrokes Premiership. But Saints still sit perilously close – just two points – to the relegation play-off slot as they prepare for Wednesday night’s trip to Livingston. He said: “Livi are a physical side but they also play good football. Yeah they are competitive but they do play good football.
January 21, 2020 12:33 UTC
The new inspection framework, launched last September, focuses on the breadth of education on offer rather than exam results BEN BIRCHALL/PAOfsted has hit back at criticism that its new inspection framework favours middle-class children, saying it is poorer children who suffer most when schools narrow the curriculum to get better exam results. In a stinging rebuke to her detractors, Amanda Spielman, the chief inspector, said exam results were “hollow if they don’t reflect a proper education underneath”. The new inspection framework, launched last September, focuses on the breadth of education on offer rather than exam results. Leaders of two powerful academy chains said their pupils benefit from a three-year GCSE course, rather than the usual two, even if they have to drop some subjects at the age of 13. The two trusts, the Harris Federation and Outwood Grange Academies Trust, specialise in taking on and…
January 21, 2020 12:00 UTC
The climate activist Greta Thunberg said she didn’t want to waste her platform talking about how she dealt with “haters” FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty ImagesPresident Trump exchanged thinly-veiled swipes with Greta Thunberg today as he criticised the “perennial prophets of doom” and the teenage climate activist lamented the “empty words” from world leaders. In a speech watched by Ms Thunberg, 17, Mr Trump urged executives and ministers to dismiss “predictions of the apocalypse” as the United States joined an initiative to plant, restore or conserve one trillion trees. Soon after his special address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, however, Ms Thunberg hit back by attacking global “inaction” on climate change which she warned is “fuelling the flames by the hour”. Without mentioning Mr Trump by name, she accused governments of “giving up” on tackling an issue which is “too uncomfortable” to address. “You say children shouldn’t worry,”…
January 21, 2020 12:00 UTC
Albion's leading scorer reacted angrily to comments from his former Brentford teammate Ezri Konsa after the final whistle. Potter said, "Well I suppose they have to be natural and allowed to make mistakes. Neal Maupay has been booked in three of his last four matches"Hopefully he keeps being himself but maybe within the parameters of what good for him and the team so that’s the challenge I think." Potter however insist Maupay is not a liability and has no plans to have a calming pep talk with his seven-goal striker ahead of the match. "No, I don’t have any worries about Neal," said Potter.
January 21, 2020 09:11 UTC
Potter said, "I have to keep a sense of correct thinking and understand the situation that we’re in and understand that in an educated way as possible. "Other people will misunderstand the situation or think about it in a different way and that’s fine. Unfortunately we’re in a situation where half way through, we want to compare this time last year, to this time. Hughton's pragmatic approach kept Albion in the Premier League for two seasons but often the football on display was tough for the fans to enjoy. "I've always said that I respect Chris Houghton who did an amazing job here to keep the club in the Premier League for two years.
January 21, 2020 08:37 UTC
I need advice on how to get over this, as I can’t look at my boss without thinking about itRecently, I had a sexual dream involving my boss, which has left me very confused and a bit disturbed. I can’t look at my boss without thinking about it and it’s very uncomfortable. You do not need to feel uncomfortable at work because your dream was not about your boss. Ask yourself: “What does my boss represent to me?” For example, if they represent authority, then the dream could mean you are “flirting” with a need to take charge of your life more effectively. Even the sexual aspect of your dream does not necessarily reflect an erotic attachment or interest in anyone or anything.
January 21, 2020 07:52 UTC
Ashim Paun, the global co-head of environmental, social, and governance research at HSBC, said: “Will 2020 be an inflexion point? This is the year to do it.”There will be international conferences this year on the climate, the oceans, biodiversity, deforestation and a host of other pressing environmental concerns. ClimateNearly five years have passed since the signing of the Paris agreement pledging to prevent global heating of more than 2C above pre-industrial levels. In some previous years, notably 2005-07, the then G8’s focus on the climate proved a valuable spur to progress in the UN climate talks. The current global biodiversity action plan runs from 2011 to 2020 and its key aims are likely to be missed.
The 16in MacBook Pro is the largest, most expensive laptop that Apple makes and is a direct replacement for the 15in MacBook Pro that was made up until November 2019. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The GuardianFundamentally the design of the MacBook Pro hasn’t changed much since the introduction of the fourth-generation machine in late 2016. From the outside it looks practically identical, except it’s ever-so-slightly bigger than the 15in MacBook Pro. The 16in MacBook Pro has a new “magic keyboard” that moves back to the traditional scissor switches used by older Apple laptops and practically every other manufacturer. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The GuardianOther than the slightly bigger screen and marginally thicker keyboard, the majority of the increased weight and thickness of the 16in MacBook Pro is down to its significantly larger battery.
An Oxford academic suspected of involvement in the alleged theft of ancient Gospel manuscripts stands to gain from a government appeal to purchase an important artefact for the nation. Last summer, Obbink put it up for sale at Bloomsbury Auctions in London where, on 2 July, it was sold to an overseas buyer. It is a measure that gives UK buyers the chance to fundraise to purchase the item. Obbink’s businesses, the Castle Folio and Oxford Ancient, have operated in an office above a branch of TK Maxx in Oxford. Aside from the items allegedly wrongfully sold, a number of ancient Greek manuscripts were legally sold to Hobby Lobby from these businesses.
Counter-terror police issued guidance requiring teachers to report members of Extinction Rebellion to the authorities under the Prevent powers. I would not report them for an Extinction Rebellion logo on a schoolbag or for an interest in Greta Thunberg. If Extinction Rebellion was categorised as an extremist organisation on the Prevent list, I would report a student who was a member of it. But I would not report a student for being a member of Extinction Rebellion. If guidance was issued to me from the police suggesting that Extinction Rebellion was an extremist organisation, I would ask for evidence.