Jose Mourinho is still in a WhatsApp group with players from team he used to manage

Jose Mourinho keeps in contact with players he used to manage and updates them with scores from across Europe
Load more
Go to source
unread news (Demo user)
unread news (Demo user)
What the coup against Evo Morales means to indigenous people like me | Nick Estes
The indigenous-socialist project accomplished what neoliberalism has repeatedly failed to do: redistribute wealth to society’s poorest sectorsEvo Morales is more than Bolivia’s first indigenous president — he is our president, too. The rise of a humble Aymara coca farmer to the nation’s highest office in 2006 marked the arrival of indigenous people as vanguards of history. Within the social movements that brought him to power emerged indigenous visions of socialism and the values of Pachamama (the Andean Earth Mother). Evo represents five centuries of indigenous deprivation and struggle in the hemisphere.A coup against Evo, therefore, is a coup against indigenous people. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
What happens to Afghanistan’s left-behind women as the Taliban rises?
Separated from her family after an attempt to flee failed, Tahira is among a growing number of women left struggling and vulnerable in a country where lone mothers are harshly judgedOn a bitterly cold day, Tahira* sits in her rented room in Kabul. She has a husband and three young children, but the last time the family were all together was in 2018 – the day they tried to escape Afghanistan.Insecurity in their town in Maidan Wardak province led Tahira, 27, to try to flee to Turkey, via Iran, with her family. But when the time came, only her husband, son and seven-year-old daughter made it. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
Why won’t this airline level with us about a four-day change?
We can’t make an insurance claim for compensation unless it gives us the reasonMy fiance and I travelled to Martinique in the Caribbean, flying from Leeds to Paris and then onwards to Fort-de-France. We were having a lovely holiday until I received an email from our airline, Level, saying our return flight to France had been put back four days. I spent hours trying to find out why and what assistance it could offer us as it meant we had to book another flight from Paris to Leeds and find accommodation for another four days. Level appears to be owned by Iberia so its helpline bounces you between call centres in different countries. We were offered no help and it turned into a very expensive four days. Level claimed it was entitled to change flights under its terms and conditions. Our insurance firm said it could process our claim for the costs incurred but only if Level provided email confirmation of the dates of the flights and the reason for the change. I have sent numerous emails requesting this but it replies with a standard email saying we are not entitled to anything. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
How a video game helped me get my body back after having a baby
Pregnancy, birth and looking after your child put a huge strain on your body – Nintendo’s Ring Fit can help you reclaim itWhile celebrities and Instagram influencers seem able to shed their pregnancy weight within a few months (while cheerfully chronicling the process on an hourly basis) the reality is quite different for most women. I didn’t bounce back, I sort of crawled, and it’s hard not to feel at a loss when you’re so tired even looking at your trainers feels like work.Between the lack of sleep and having to recover from one of the most physically demanding experiences the human body can go through, just leaving the house is an achievement in itself, let alone exercising. While the NHS recommends waiting until after your six-week postnatal check before doing anything strenuous (longer if you’ve had a caesarean or complicated delivery), experts also recommend regular activity to keep you fit, help your body recover and possibly prevent postnatal depression. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
Do I really need fibre broadband?
Angela is a light internet user and is wondering if she could make do with an older, slower ADSL serviceI signed up for fibre broadband a couple of years ago but am now wondering whether it is worth the cost. The only devices I use in my home are a six-year-old Toshiba Satellite L870 laptop and a Samsung tablet. I use them for email, web browsing and watching BBC iPlayer, but not much else. The laptop runs Windows 10 and works well enough so I don’t have any immediate plans to replace it.If I revert to ordinary broadband, will I notice a reduction in performance in either device? AngelaYou should notice a difference, because your “fibre” connection is probably about five times faster than you will get from ADSL2. However, for your purposes, the difference may not matter. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
Leaked emails reveal senior Trump adviser's white nationalist bias
Exclusive: Stephen Miller’s messages with then Breitbart writer Katie McHugh attempted to steer the website’s coverageThe senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller promoted racist fears of demographic replacement of white people by non-whites, disseminated conspiracy theories positing a United Nations-inspired plan to colonize America, and implied a Mark Zuckerberg-sponsored bipartisan organization was promoting illegal voting, according to emails provided exclusively to the Guardian.Like other emails revealed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) this week, the messages were sent in an effort to shape Breitbart News coverage with conspiratorial, white nationalist-influenced ideas during the Trump campaign. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
Sexting: do men and women do it differently?
When you think of sexting, you usually think of men sending unsolicited pictures. But what about the relationships that thrive on it – and the women who love it?Madeleine Holden has three simple tips for taking a good dick pic. First, zoom out. Second, clear the background of clutter. Third, experiment with angles. Then, for extra credit, consider tone, narrative, aesthetics and the desires of the recipient. “It was always those that elevated a dick pic from – to use my scale – a C- to an A+.”As founder of Critique My Dick Pic, a popular Tumblr blog that ran for five years from 2013, Holden wrote thoughtful reviews of photographs of about 500 strangers’ genitals, from almost 10,000 submissions. (It was brought to an end in December last year by Tumblr’s ban on explicit visual content, a move widely decried as a blow to the diversity of sexual imagery online.) Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
I lift weights. For a South Asian woman, that’s just not seen as normal | Poorna Bel
Cultural barriers make it difficult for sportswomen from my background, although some inspiring examples are emergingHow long do you think you will be doing this for?” my dad asked me last week. He was referring to my amateur competitive powerlifting, which involves lifting squat, bench and deadlift at the heaviest weight you can handle. “Until I die, or sustain an injury which means that I can’t lift again,” I replied. His arched eyebrows spoke volumes.My parents have always been glad that I keep myself fit – my dad has been lifting weights most of his life, and is an avid cyclist. But they have no idea how to process why I’ve decided to take up what seems to them like a dangerous, overly masculine sport at the age of 38. On the one hand they are proud, but on the other hand their brains can’t compute that I can handle a 125kg deadlift or a 100kg squat, and my back hasn’t snapped in two yet. They’re also struggling – if they’re being honest – with the fact that my body has changed and become more muscular, and that I don’t seem to care or show no sign of stopping. Other people have commented on my physique: “You look great but don’t get any bigger” or “Wah! It’s the wrestler!” (Wrong sport, but I understood the sentiment). Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
Majority of anti-vaxx ads on Facebook are funded by just two organizations
Study finds Robert F Kennedy Jr’s World Mercury Project and Larry Cook’s Stop Mandatory Vaccinations bought 54% of ads The majority of Facebook ads spreading misinformation about vaccines are funded by two organizations run by well-known anti-vaccination activists, a new study in the journal Vaccine has found.The World Mercury Project chaired by Robert F Kennedy Jr, and Stop Mandatory Vaccinations, a project of campaigner Larry Cook, bought 54% of the anti-vaccine ads shown on the platform during the study period. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
Friends’ Matthew Perry ‘has always been in love’ with on-screen wife Courteney Cox
Um, what?
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
When did REO Speedwagon originally release Can’t Fight This Feeling used in John Lewis Christmas advert 2019?
It's not the first time you'll have heard the song of late.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Gaza attacks: tentative truce after Israel strike kills six Palestinian family members
Islamic Jihad says truce has begun as Israel says ‘quiet will be answered with quiet’, following two days of clashesThe Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said it was holding fire from the Gaza Strip on Thursday after Israel agreed to an Egyptian-mediated truce, calming the worst surge in fighting in months.The truce was declared from 0330 GMT, the group’s spokesman, Musab Al-Braim, said, marking about 48 hours since Israel sparked the exchange of fire by killing the faction’s top Gaza commander in an air strike, deeming him an imminent threat. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
Kate Garraway ‘stopped at customs for carrying too much fake tan’ ahead of I’m A Celebrity
Iconic
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Castaway cows found two months after being swept away by Hurricane Dorian
They are believed to have swum five miles to safety after a storm surge hit the island where they live.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Where to buy John Lewis’ Excitable Edgar toy and other merchandise from the Christmas advert
If you've already fallen in love with that fiery little lad.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Thursday briefing: Lib Dems and Labour make equality pitch
Opposition parties mark Equal Pay Day … Tories promise immigration cuts … and one-third of England obeseGood morning. One week down in this election campaign and already we have seen factions form and founder, promises of heavy spending and a long list of gaffes and scandals including some that have forced candidates to pull out of the race. Read the following and then follow our live coverage to ensure you don’t miss a thing. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
Conservatives pledge to cut overall immigration
The Conservatives have claimed immigration would ‘surge’ under a Labour governmentThe Conservatives have promised to reduce overall migration if they win the general election, the home secretary, Priti Patel, has said.“We will reduce immigration overall while being more open and flexible to the highly skilled people we need, such as scientists and doctors,” she said. “This can only happen if people vote for a Conservative majority government so we can leave the EU with a deal.” Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
Life expectancy in UK falls amid rise in avoidable deaths in disadvantaged communities, report shows
Analysis shows that while people in wealthier parts of Britain continue to live longer, life expectancy is stalling – or even falling – for those living in most deprived areas
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide News | Newspaper
Thousands of children abused over witchcraft beliefs as number of known victims rockets by a third
Almost 2,000 children identified as victims of child abuse linked to faith or belief in a year
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide News | Newspaper
Haunting final picture of man swept to sea trying to save his mum
Ross Parker's mum got stuck in the sand and he went to help, but then a wave washed her to the shore and him out to sea.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Christian Ziege on why he regrets Liverpool transfer and how he nearly died playing for Tottenham
Euro 96 winner had no idea why Houllier wouldn't play him - and was left fighting for his life after a dead leg while playing for Spurs in 2002
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid. #madeuthink
Polish chef wins £15,000 payout after suffering racist abuse at work
His colleague June Fullerton used racist and foul language against him while they worked together.
1 h
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
The ecstatic rise of rainbow hair: ‘I have one life. I’m going to live it colourfully!’
In a world laid low by Brexit, you see them at school gates and in supermarket queues: ordinary women with wildly multicoloured hair. We ask five colour converts why they have taken the leapWe are facing the prospect of a few gloomy grey months ahead, with a general election on the horizon, and no end to the Brexit impasse in sight. But one trend has emerged to brighten up these damp winter days.Not long ago you would see rainbow hair only on celebrities such as Katy Perry or Nicki Minaj, or people in the cosplay community. Not any more. What was once a wacky trend is now beloved of ordinary women. Look around your local coffee shop, or observe mothers on the school run, and you may see the rainbow hair trend for yourself. It’s certainly hard to miss. Continue reading...
1 h
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
'The bike saved me': cycling project for vulnerable people under threat
The Bristol Bike Project has been repairing abandoned or unwanted bicycles for vulnerable people for 10 years – but now faces an uncertain future“We noticed people were walking three hours to come to us, to see friends, to go to college, to do voluntary work,” says James Lucas, co-founder of the Bristol Bike Project. “It can take it out of you if you are doing that every day. If you are used to just having money for a bus, or you have a car or are used to having your own bike, you can take that mobility for granted.”The not-for-profit cooperative’s Earn-a-Bike programme has been repairing abandoned or unwanted bicycles for the most vulnerable members of society for 10 years. Now, though, the project faces an existential threat. The owner of the 1970s office block Hamilton House in Stokes Cross, where it has been based since the beginning, has issued it with notice. Continue reading...
1 h
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
Christopher Nunn's best photograph: a picnic in the shadow of war
‘I spotted them from a bus, two girls having a picnic in Ukraine. This was before the war turned bad. Back then, no one would have believed how bad things would get’I took this in Donetsk, Ukraine, in 2014, just as the war with Russia started. It was immediately after the first battle for Donetsk airport, the first time war came to the city. I was on the bus back to my apartment when I spotted this car and people having a picnic next to it. I got off, and we got talking and had a few drinks. It was a chance meeting, they were all excited to meet a foreigner – they had never met an English person before.I was taking pictures and they were posing, just young people having fun. This shot was a snapshot, they weren’t really paying attention to me when I took it, but when I looked through my photographs later it stood out. I like the fact you can’t see the girls’ faces. I don’t know them, so I would have felt uncomfortable sharing a picture of them drinking, which might represent them negatively. Continue reading...
1 h
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
The great American tax haven: why the super-rich love South Dakota
It’s known for being the home of Mount Rushmore – and not much else. But thanks to its relish for deregulation, the state is fast becoming the most profitable place for the mega-wealthy to park their billions. By Oliver BulloughLate last year, as the Chinese government prepared to enact tough new tax rules, the billionaire Sun Hongbin quietly transferred $4.5bn worth of shares in his Chinese real estate firm to a company on a street corner in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, one of the least populated and least known states in the US. Sioux Falls is a pleasant city of 180,000 people, situated where the Big Sioux River tumbles off a red granite cliff. It has some decent bars downtown, and a charming array of sculptures dotting the streets, but there doesn’t seem to be much to attract a Chinese multi-billionaire. It’s a town that even few Americans have been to.The money of the world’s mega-wealthy, though, is heading there in ever-larger volumes. In the past decade, hundreds of billions of dollars have poured out of traditional offshore jurisdictions such as Switzerland and Jersey, and into a small number of American states: Delaware, Nevada, Wyoming – and, above all, South Dakota. “To some, South Dakota is a ‘fly-over’ state,” the chief justice of the state’s supreme court said in a speech to the legislature in January. “While many people may find a way to ‘fly over’ South Dakota, somehow their dollars find a way to land here.” Continue reading...
1 h
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
Plastic substitute made of fish waste hauls in UK designer Dyson award
Lucy Hughes, 24, wins £30,000 international prize for compostable MarinaTexA bioplastic made of organic fish waste that would otherwise end up in landfill – with the potential to replace plastic in food and drink packaging – has landed its UK designer a prestigious international award and £30,000 prize.Lucy Hughes, 24, a graduate in product design from the University of Sussex, scooped the James Dyson award for her biodegradable and compostable material known as MarinaTex. Continue reading...
1 h
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
Witchcraft and black magic contribute to increase in child abuse
Child protection cases based on faith or belief are up by a third in the last year in EnglandWitchcraft and black magic are increasingly factors in the abuse of children, councils have warned, with official data showing child protection cases based on faith or belief are up by a third in the last year in England to almost 2,000.Lancashire, Bradford and Leeds recorded the highest number of cases in 2018/19 but social workers across the country logged increasing numbers of incidents on the previous year including 71 in Nottingham, 35 in Bristol and 34 in Southwark. Continue reading...
1 h
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
Police oppose Traveller and Gypsy camp crackdown, FOI shows
Exclusive: Evidence suggests force believes criminalising trespass to be wrong approachProposals to criminalise unauthorised Gypsy and Traveller encampments fly in the face of police recommendations to make more sites available to best tackle the situation, it has been revealed.The home secretary, Priti Patel, this month announced plans to crack down on unauthorised Traveller camps, including by making trespass a criminal offence. But police responses to a consultation launched last year about dealing with such encampments show forces are opposed to such a move. Continue reading...
1 h
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
I wish I'd never been born: the rise of the anti-natalists
Adherents view life not as a gift and a miracle, but a harm and an imposition. And their notion that having children may be a bad idea seems to be gaining mainstream popularityIn February, a 27-year-old Indian man named Raphael Samuel announced plans for an unusual lawsuit. He was going to sue his parents for begetting him. “It was not our decision to be born,” he told the BBC. “Human existence is totally pointless.”Samuel recently told me over Skype from Mumbai that his is a good life, and he is actually close to his parents. His complaint is more fundamental: he believes it is wrong to bring new people into the world without their consent. He wanted to sue his parents for a symbolic amount of money, such as a single rupee, “to instill that fear among parents in general. Because now parents don’t think before having a child,” he told me. Continue reading...
1 h
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
The task of politics today is to scare the capitalists as much as communism did | Aditya Chakrabortty
The threat of the Soviet bloc forced western democracies to acknowledge the rights of workers and poor peopleAs the big day dawned last weekend, Berliners held a huge street party, with more than 100,000 revellers gathering in the cold to ooh and aah over an epic display of fireworks. Elsewhere, celebrants of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall followed their own time-honoured traditions. TV producers ran that grainy archive of burly Germans smashing sledgehammers into brickwork, while posh newspapers rolled out their grandest pen-suckers to pronounce on The Future of the Continent. Thus, a historic event that changed the world is stripped of some of its most troubling questions and tidied away into a neat little period piece, a Now That’s What I Call Perestroika! compilation album.Let us try to change that today, for I come not to bury communism but to praise it – or rather, one aspect of it that gets next to no recognition. On its own terms, “really existing socialism” was a miserable failure: brutally repressive to its own peoples and ultimately unable to compete with capitalist economies. Yet it achieved something else that its own politburos and planners never intended - an achievement that represents one of our era’s greatest paradoxes. Communism didn’t topple capitalism, but kept it honest – and so saved it from itself. Continue reading...
1 h
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
Scandalous: behind the sordid inner workings of the National Enquirer
A new documentary traces the history of the publication from gore rag to sensational gossip magazine to its central role in the Trump presidencyIn February of this year, Michael Cohen, the president’s personal lawyer, testified before Congress that he assisted in burying stories of Trump’s affairs. In today’s everything-is-on-fire context, the scene barely registers now, but any long-term vision of American democracy would consider it remarkable: the personal lawyer to the president of the United States, a former reality TV star ensnared by campaign finance laws after paying former Playboy models for their silence in the 2016 presidential election. The mind-boggling convergence of politics and celebrity, soap opera and political formality, public and private, money and low-brow titillation would seem unprecedented – that is, unless you’ve followed the story of the paper involved in suppressing stories of Trump’s affairs: the National Enquirer, a gore rag turned sensationalistic newsstand staple which has long been at the forefront, for better or for worse, of America’s celebrification of news. Related: 'She's an unreliable narrator': Lauren Greenfield on her Imelda Marcos documentary Continue reading...
1 h
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
Mysterious spikes of oxygen on Mars have got space scientists baffled
They were picked up by Nasa's Curiosity rover on the Red Planet
1 h
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Man City fans told why they should stop booing Champions League anthem by Vincent Kompany
Former Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has had his say on supporters booing the Champions League anthem.
1 h
Manchester Evening News: Number one for news, opinion, sport & celebrity gossip
Manchester United's four priorities in January transfer window
Man Utd could do business during the transfer window when it reopens in the new year.
1 h
Manchester Evening News: Number one for news, opinion, sport & celebrity gossip
Watch John Lewis Christmas advert featuring Excitable Edgar the dragon in full
Watch the full John Lewis Christmas advert 2019 as Edgar the excitable green dragon learns the true meaning of Christmas in this heart-warming tale
1 h
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid. #madeuthink
Elon Musk shares grim truths about aliens, the apocalypse and humanity’s future
'The sun will expand, evaporate the oceans and make life impossible on Earth.'
1 h
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Brooklyn Beckham dating Marvel star Nicola Peltz - the fourth woman in four months
Brooklyn Beckham is not hanging about when it comes to finding a new beau as he has been linked with his fourth woman in as many months as he looks for 'the one'
1 h
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid. #madeuthink
Lil Nas X wins at CMAs with Old Town Road despite country chart controversy
He's having the last laugh now.
1 h
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Election 2019: Labour's policy confusion, PM's frosty reception and Brexit (again)
Labour appear to contradict themselves on the working week and Boris Johnson visits flood-hit Yorkshire.
1 h
UK - BBC News
UK weather forecast: Met Office snow warning as Brits shiver in -4C big freeze
The Met Office has issued four weather warnings for today, with snow possible in England, Wales and Scotland this morning. The first flurries fell in south Wales and south-west England yesterday
1 h
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid. #madeuthink
Trump hosts Turkish President Erdogan at White House despite criticism on Syria
The American and Turkish presidents have unresolved disagreements but try to maintain good relations
2 h
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide News | Newspaper
Grace Millane's 'killer' said she talked about Fifty Shades of Grey and asked him to 'hold her throat'
Grace Millane's alleged killer told police she asked him to hold her throat during sex and that she had talked about the erotic film Fifty Shades of Grey.
2 h
London News | London Evening Standard - London's newspaper
Pink confirms she's 'taking a break from music' at CMA Awards 2019
Pink made the Country Music Association Awards a family night out as her kids joined her and husband Carey Hart on the red carpet before making her announcement
2 h
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid. #madeuthink
Victor Lindelof explains Man Utd's 'problem' against lesser clubs
Centre-half says Manchester United have been too 'comfortable' in games against so-called lesser teams - resulting in some shock defeats
2 h
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid. #madeuthink