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Cameron Norrie knocked out in Australian Open first round by Sebastian Korda
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Robert Burns letters reveal poet was advised not to write in Scots dialect
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‘How lucky was I?’: The Good Fight’s Christine Baranski on Sondheim, stardom and snobbery
As she prepares to star in the new ‘American Downton’, the 69-year-old actor talks about her blue-collar roots, her friendship with Stephen Sondheim — and the pleasures of late-career fameChristine Baranski is an “Oh, her …” kind of actor. Casual observers might not recognise her name, but they always, instantly, know her face. “Oh, her,” they say, when they see her starring in The Good Fight, the successful spin-off to the TV drama The Good Wife, in which she also co-starred. “It’s the woman who played Leonard’s mother on The Big Bang Theory and Meryl Streep’s high-kicking friend in Mamma Mia!” “Oh, her,” they say, when they spot her in comedy classic Bowfinger. “It’s the woman who brings sass and class to whatever she’s in.” Exactly. That’s her.With her high-toned enunciation and elegant bearing that verges on regal, Baranski seems like the human embodiment of Manhattan’s Upper East Side circa 1955, and when we connect via video call she initially fulfils all preconceptions. “Now, tell me about London, how are things going there? Oh, I’m so sorry,” she says. Continue reading...
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A new start after 60: ‘I took up ballet at 62 – and it felt like coming home’
As a child, Tina Leverton dreamed of being a ballet dancer, but her parents couldn’t afford the lessons. Learning to dance decades later has been joyful – and transformed her lifeTina Leverton was 62 when she bought her first pair of ballet shoes. She says slipping her feet into the soft leather was very emotional. “I felt utterly transported. I took a photo of them and sent it to my daughter. I said: ‘I’ve waited a long time for these.’”A few weeks earlier, Leverton had taken the first ballet class of her life, after an advert in a freesheet caught her eye. It showed older women at the barre. “It really evoked a strong memory from when I was a child. I thought: ‘Let’s go for it.’” The class was near Leverton’s home in Mumbles, on the Gower peninsula in south Wales. “As I came in the door, I twirled around,” she says. “Big smile on my face. From the minute I started, it was wonderful. It felt like coming home.” Continue reading...
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For the Tory party, Boris Johnson is a blip not a crisis | Nesrine Malik
Do not mistake changing polls and rising public anger with anything that will bring meaningful change to BritainAny minute now, no? Surely this is it for Boris Johnson. The party is over. He has managed to get away with it before, but, as someone yelled with relish at prime minister’s questions last week: “Not this time!” The polls do indeed look bad for the first time in a long while, and a more troubling portent for the prime minister is how the “r” word – resignation – has become thrown about not as a far-fetched demand but as a real possibility.Nesrine Malik is a Guardian columnist Continue reading...
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‘It took four men and a fire extinguisher to get the tiger off him’: the tragedy of Vegas magicians Siegfried and Roy
Their exotic animal show was a Sin City sensation – until one of their white tigers attacked. But why were counter-terrorism police called? New podcast Wild Things tackles an enduring mysteryWhere do you start with a story that involves counter-terrorism police doing background checks on a tiger, has its roots in the mental health problems of Nazi soldiers, and features an investigation into whether a beehive hairdo can be used as a weapon? What’s more, weaving in and out of all of this, there are two German magicians in mullets and shiny suits seemingly capable of floating around in the air, one of whom nearly dies on stage after a white tiger bites clean through his neck.This was the problem facing Emmy-winning film-maker Steven Leckart, who had long felt that the extraordinary story of Siegfried and Roy, whose performances with exotic animals electrified Las Vegas, deserved a proper telling. The result is Wild Things, an eight-part podcast detailing how Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn rose to international stardom with a whole zoo’s worth of performing jungle cats, then had their live career effectively ended when a tiger called Montecore attacked Roy on stage, nearly killing him. Continue reading...
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Millions in UK drinking harmful levels of alcohol at home, experts warn
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Tim Sherwood notices Jordan Henderson's sly move during Liverpool's win over Brentford
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Birju Maharaj, legend of India's kathak dance form, dies
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'We’ve Been Forgotten': 5-Day Isolation Leaves Clinically Vulnerable Fearing For Their Lives
“When I see some people say things like, ‘Oh my God, I have to isolate for 10 days’, I think, ‘Well, I’ve been isolating for over 800 days and I dare someone to try it,’” says Juilet Coffer, who has sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that impacts the lungs. “All the new Covid changes don’t seem to take people like me into consideration.”Coffer, who’s in her fifties and lives in Basingstoke, believes the new five-day isolation rule is “dangerous” for those who are clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) to coronavirus. She’s not the only one with such concerns. Yet from today, Monday 17 January, the self-isolation period in England will be cut down to five full days if people can show two negative lateral flow tests. In December, self-isolation was cut from 10 days to seven if you received negative results on day six and seven. Sajid Javid told MPs in the House of Commons that UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) data showed “that around two-thirds of positive cases are no longer infectious by the end of day five”.He said the UK is now the “freest in Europe” and was “leading the world in how to live with Covid”. But was the health secretary thinking about vulnerable people when he said this? Coffer has been shielding since the start of the pandemic. ”If you start cutting the isolation period”, she says, “it’s only going to make those who are vulnerable even more vulnerable”.She continues: “Every time they change the Covid restrictions like social distancing, wearing masks and self-isolations periods, it makes life more dangerous for us.” Rachel Charlton-Dailey,  a 32-year old writer from South Shields, also believes the five-day isolation rule is going to put more disabled people at risk.She was shielding from March 2020 until August, then shielded again in December 2020 until the end of January. “I’m pretty much shielding again now and have been since December last year. I only go out to walk my dog and for groceries twice a week,” she says. “I think the five-day rule isn’t enough, the virus can take much longer to get out of the system and it’s not going to help ease the spread. This is just another way the government have put the economy before lives in the pandemic.”Although the official shielding period has ended – along with any government support for those with chronic illnesses or disabilities – many people classed as CEV have taken it upon themselves to stay home amid such high case numbers. “We won’t know who will be safe and as always we’ll feel the brunt of it but will have the least support,” Charlton-Dailey adds. Jameisha Prescod, a 26-year old film-maker, says being chronically ill in a pandemic is anxiety inducing. She caught Covid over Christmas but worried about what it would do to her. “You don’t know what’s going to happen. What’s this going to do to my body? Am I going to get long Covid? Like, what’s it’s going to do?,” she adds.“Five days is a short time to isolate. People with compromised immune systems are going to be walking around in fear that someone who is Covid-positive who is fresh out of isolation on day five could infect them.”Even though Prescod thinks self-isolation should be extended, she also understands that some people can’t isolate for longer – especially if they’re pressured to return to the workplace by their employer or can’t access sick pay.“I think we really underestimate the number of people that have compromised immune system,” she adds, “so I just say as much as possible, please try to isolate longer than five days.”  Coffer thinks that the government have treated people who are chronically ill “terribly” during the pandemic.“We’ve been treated like second class citizens from the beginning,” she says. “It’s like they said ’let’s just stick them away in their houses and we’ll help them out a little bit.“It’s like we’ve been forgotten and the thing is, we all want to go back to normal, but that doesn’t happen at the same speed for everyone and that’s a problem.”Charlton-Dailey shares her view: “The government had disregarded disabled people during the pandemic and essentially left them to die. They’ve shown us what they really think.” Prescod had hope in the government at first, but as the pandemic progressed she believes the focus has shifted from looking after people to getting people back to work. “It just seems that we’ve been forgotten and that the priority is the economy rather than disabled lives,” she says. When asked what she would say to someone who wants to leave isolation on day five, Charlton-Dailey says: “Please do the full seven or 10 days isolation, five is not enough. Think of others around you who are more vulnerable.”Coffer thinks people should spare a thought for people like her. “If I chose to go out that day and interact with someone with Covid that could really cost me,” she says. “That one action can literally kill someone else.”HuffPost UK has contacted the Department of Health and Social Care in relation to the concerns raised by interviewees and will update this article if we receive a response. Related...When To Stop Self-Isolating For Covid, Regardless Of The Official Guidance‘It Feels Like The Hunger Games’ – The Big Problem With Lifting Lockdown5 Reasons To Feel (A Little) Cheerful About CovidSo, Where Do We Stand With Omicron In 2022?
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Iran nuclear talks deadlock risks dangerous vacuum
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Fate of Nazi-looted Pissarro to be decided by US supreme court
The legal battle over the painting, in the hands of a Madrid museum, has spanned more than 15 yearsDepicting a rainswept Paris street, the Nazi-looted painting has long hung on the walls of one of Madrid’s top art museums. Its fate is now in the hands of the highest court in the US, in a case that has long pitted the Spanish institution against the heirs of Jewish refugees.At the centre of the US supreme court hearing, set to begin on Tuesday, is an 1897 painting by impressionist Camille Pissarro. For decades the piece – titled Rue Saint-Honoré in the Afternoon, Effect of Rain – graced the walls of the Cassirer family homes in Berlin and Munich after it was bought directly from Pissarro’s art dealer. Continue reading...
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