Saturday, July 24, 2010

Fulham hold organisation to challenge holders Shakhtar Donetsk Fulham

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Fulham cannot lay explain to most stately European nights in their history, but a short list is flourishing longer by the game.

The Premier League side constructed a terrifically realistic arrangement last night to reject Shakhtar Donetsk, the last winners of this foe in the prior guise as the Uefa Cup, and have modernized deeper in to a continental foe than ever before.

Danny Murphy was discharged in blocking time and his deficiency will positively be felt in the turn of sixteen where Fulham face Juventus, whilst Bobby Zamora suffered an Achilles damage and might miss Sundays diversion opposite Sunderland. Regrets, though, can wait for for an additional day; this was a outcome to cherish. The headlines that Clint Dempsey, the forward, might lapse from damage in mid-March was an combined bonus.

It has been a smashing night for the club, Roy Hodgson, the Fulham manager, said. Shakhtar showed what a great group they are. Their capability to pass and keep the round is as great as Ive seen in my 35-year career.

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So Fulham cannot be bad, either. The virtues that have served them so well domestically solidity, organisation, integrity are additionally proof the right mixture for success in Europe, too. They carried a 2-1 value in to the second leg and predictions that it would be a serious exam were borne out by a initial thirty mins in that the on vacation group frequency modernized over the median line.

As so often, though, a singular set-piece valid some-more profitable than oceans of possession. In the 33rd minute, Fulham profited from the indeterminate endowment of a free kick. Damien Duffs cranky from the right was superb and Brede Hangeland glanced the round over Andriy Pyatov. It was Fulhams initial correct attack.

After that, Hodgsons side detered the most Shakhtar attempts on goal. The census data are eloquent: Shakhtar had sixteen corners to Fulhams nothing and twenty-four attempts on idea to Fulhams four. They were breached mid by the second half, however, environment up a moving last quarter. Douglas Costa, a substitute, dribbled to the goalline and centred for Jadson to turn the measure on the night.

Shakhtar indispensable an additional to take the tie to additional time, but Fulham hold their fortify until late on. Evidently hurt by a heartless plea on Duff by Ilsinho that even drew the madness of the routinely peaceful Hodgson, Murphy lunged at Darijo Srna nearby the dilemma flag. The red obscurity was followed by a red card, but seconds after Fulham were celebrating.

Shakhtar Donetsk (4-2-3-1): A Pyatov D Srna, O Kucher, Y Rakitskiy, R D Rat T Hubschman (sub: K Kravchenko, 46min), L Fernandinho Ilsinho, R Jadson, Willian (sub: Douglas Costa, 53) Luiz Adriano (sub: O Gladky, 76). Substitutes not used: A Tetenko, M Lewandowski, O Gai, M Ischenko. Booked: Ilsinho.

Fulham (4-4-1-1): M Schwarzer C Baird, B Hangeland, A Hughes, S Kelly D Duff, D Murphy, D Etuhu, S Davies (sub: B H Riise, 89) Z Gera R Zamora (sub: D Elm, 72). Substitutes not used: P Zuberbühler, E Nevland, C Smalling, J Greening, K Marsh-Brown. Booked: Gera. Sent off: Murphy.

Referee: S Moen (Norway).

Climate scientist at centre of email row to face questions from MPs Environment The Guardian

Climate emails and name cabinet enquiry

Witnesses due to crop up prior to the name committee, clockwise, from tip left: Richard Thomas, Professor John Beddington, Professor Julia Slingo, Professor Phil Jones, Lord Lawson of Blaby, Professor Edward Acton, Professor Bob Watson and Dr Benny Peiser. Photograph:

The meridian scientist at the centre of a media charge over in isolation emails expelled on to the internet will face his initial open questions on the event currently when he appears prior to a parliamentary committee.

The scholarship and record name cabinet is approaching to ask Phil Jones, head of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, to insist emails that critics explain show he manipulated interpretation and censored research.

It will be the initial time Jones has appeared in open given the emails were expelled in November. He will additionally be asked about association that appears to show a hostility to share interpretation with critics underneath Freedom of Information requests.

Jones is between multiform witnesses called to give justification currently on the affair. Others embody Bob Watson, arch scientist at the sourroundings dialect Defra, John Beddington, arch scientist to the government, and Julia Slingo, arch scientist at the Met Office.

Prominent meridian sceptics Nigel Lawson and Benny Peiser, of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, will additionally appear, to one side Richard Thomas, the former Information Commissioner, and Sir Muir Russell, who heads a apart exploration in to the emails that was set up by the university.

The university"s acquiescence to the exploration pronounced it "strongly rejected" accusations that it had manipulated or comparison total to elaborate tellurian warming. And it denied suggestions that it had breached Freedom of Information manners by refusing to recover tender data.

According to the submission, allegations that scientists hid flaws and investigate commentary were the outcome of misunderstandings of technical lingo or statistical analysis. It pronounced the often-cited email that refers to a "trick" to "hide the decline" in a contention of heat measurements had been "richly misinterpreted and quoted out of context".

Teen motherhood is not all bad, says writer Books The Guardian

Hilary Mantel

"The shock of the past reached out and jabbed me in the ribs" ... Hilary Mantel. Photograph: Murdo Macleod

The age at that women have babies is commanded by men"s timetables, the prize-winning writer Hilary Mantel has claimed.

The writer pronounced multitude speedy women to run their careers and have immature kids after since it propitious in with a calendar "based on a former era, when men ran the universe and women ran the home".

Some women competence good from carrying babies progressing but society"s structure, built around men"s development, was not gainful to that, she suggested.

"Even at 21, 25, 30, immature women are completing their preparation and construction their careers, and brave not take time out. In a undiluted world, one we don"t live in, it would be probable to have some-more stretchable arrangements," she told the Guardian. "Imitating men can"t be the approach brazen for women. That approach they are firm to fail."

Mantel, 57, who won the Man Booker Prize for her novel Wolf Hall, was vocalization after an talk in the Sundayin that she pronounced there was "a multiply of women for whom society"s calendar is utterly wrong".

"We were being prepared well in to the 20s, an age when a small of us longed for to turn mothers – probably small pieces of all of us longed for to turn mothers … You know, I was ideally means of environment up a home when I was 14, and if, say, it had been systematic differently, I competence have thought, "Now is the time to have a integrate of children, and when I am thirty I will go behind and I"ll get my PhD." But multitude isn"t nonetheless systematic with that kind of flexibility, and is incredibly false about teenage sex, teenage mothers and so on."

The author, incompetent to have immature kids after a debilitating illness, added: "Having sex and carrying babies is what immature women are about. And their instincts are suppressed in the interests of society"s timetable." Other women pushed their careers, usually to realize in their late 30s there was a piece of hold up they hadn"t experienced, and that they wanted, she said.

"If there were a small bliss for women, both those models would be valid. I think … men"s lives have set the timetable."

Her comments seemed at contingency with supervision policy, with flourishing regard that Britain has the top teenage conceiving physically rate in horse opera Europe, notwithstanding a 10-year debate to revoke the numbers.

However, Mantel pronounced she was not "advocating or advising early motherhood or teenage motherhood". She combined that, if she had been means to have children, she "wouldn"t have longed for to do so until my mid-30s", and said: "My incomparable point is that the thought of what is suitable at each theatre of hold up might need to be revised."

"We might need to stop meditative of preparation as something that stops in the early 20s. In the destiny it could be something that both men and women move in and out of, upgrading their skills and building their talents right in to what is right away deliberate old age."

She pronounced multitude was trailing "the assumptions of a former epoch about how men and women should behave. We haven"t thought them through, even though we have left by outrageous amicable changes."

She added: "We have to think out the own way. I"d similar to to suppose we are you do it, bit by bit."

Latest of Kennedy house shuns governing body – for right away World headlines The Guardian

KENNEDY family photo

Following John F Kennedy"s choosing as President, the family collected for a print on Nov 9, 1960. Shown standing, left to right are: Mrs Robert F Kennedy; Steve Smith and his wife, Jean Kennedy; John F Kennedy; Robert Kennedy; sister, Patricia Lawford; Sargent Shriver; hermit Ted"s wife, Joan; and British actor, Peter Lawford. In foreground: Eunice Shriver, a sister; Joseph P Kennedy with mother seated in front; Jacqueline Kennedy, and Ted Kennedy. Photograph: AP

The Kennedy clan"s majority appropriate goal of keeping alive the family domestic convention yesterday ruled out station for Congress in November.

Joseph P Kennedy III, grandson of Robert Kennedy and son of former Congressman Joseph P Kennedy II, reliable he had been deliberating a run with his friends and family but eventually motionless opposite you do it this year. He did not order out station at a after date.

There has been an consecutive run of Kennedys in Congress given 1947.

After the genocide of Senator Ted Kennedy and the preference of deputy Patrick J Kennedy not to find re-election in November"s mid-term election, the epoch appears to be eventually entrance to an end.

Joseph P Kennedy III had emerged as the one majority approaching to say the family legacy.

The 29-year-old Harvard law propagandize connoisseur is a former part of of the Peace Corps and an partner district profession in Massachusetts, with an bureau close to the family devalue on Cape Cod.

He is the great-grandson of primogenitor Joe, the multimillionaire whose aspiration for his family was the pushing force at the back of the contingent house domestic prevalence in Massachusetts and nationwide.

Kennedy told AP: "I positively thought about it a bit with close friends and family."

He had been underneath no special vigour to lift on the family tradition, he said.

"Members of my family have pronounced governing body is an fair profession, but there"s a lot of ways to serve," he added.

He listed the work of kin in alternative areas, such as amicable work and charity, and his own work in the law.

"At this moment, I think I"ve found my approach to serve," he said.

"I"ve got a pursuit I love being an partner district profession on the Cape, and I wish to get improved at it at this point. I know portion in Congress would be a good job, but I"ve got a good job."

Kennedy had worked on the Senate re-election debate of Ted Kennedy in 2006 and been active in governing body in alternative ways.

The Nov mid-terms are construction up as a riskyoption for Democrats, even in Massachusetts, routinely a Democratic state.

The feat of the Republican Scott Brown in Jan in Ted Kennedy"s chair creates Democrats exposed opposite the US, even those with the Kennedy name and the prolonged organisation with Massachusetts.

Kennedy had been cited as a intensity deputy for Congressman William Delahunt, who is at large approaching to make known he will not mount for re-election.

Delahunt has multiform times over the last couple of years been reported to have lost seductiveness in politics, and he, similar to alternative Democrats who have motionless not to mount again, might not whim his chances this year in the face of anti-Democratic sentiment.

Tenon fined 700000 over Lehman products

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RSM Tenon has been fined �700,000 by the City regulator for unwell to scrupulously suggest investors who paid for formidable investments corroborated by Lehman Brothers, the collapsed investment bank.

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) pronounced that a examination of the AIM-listed accountants monetary services arm had found poignant failings in the advisory and sales processes relating to structured products on trial by Lehman.

It is the ultimate in a array of fines handed out by the City regulator as it attempts to step up the coercion efforts.

This month, the FSA fined a Turkish oil senior manager �1 million for insider dealing, and systematic Park Row, a brokerage, to recompense commercial operation who were sole unsuited pensions or investment products, that could cost the primogenitor association up to �7.8 million.

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Tenon, Britain"s seventh-biggest accounting firm, breached monetary manners by unwell to entirely consider the risks of the products and have them transparent to customers, the FSA said. In addition, the organisation had deficient risk-management systems in place in the structured products and pension-switching commercial operation generally.

It would have been fined �1 million had it not co-operated with the examination at an early stage, the FSA said.

Tenon is the initial organisation to be penalised by the FSA in propinquity to Lehman-backed structured products. Two alternative firms are confronting coercion movement after a examination by the FSA last year. About 5,600 people in the UK paid for the Lehman products and lost �107 million.

Margaret Cole, the FSAs head of enforcement, said: Firms giving investment recommendation contingency safeguard they entirely consider clients needs and have befitting recommendations they contingency additionally have the required systems and controls in place to denote this. We take disaster in this area really seriously. We will go on to take difficult movement where we find justification that firms are giving unsuited recommendation to investors.

As piece of the allotment with the FSA, Tenon will examination the sales of Lehman-backed structured products in in between Nov 2007 and Aug 2008 and recompense any commercial operation who lost money. The organisation sole 425 structured products during the period, generating commission of scarcely �270,000.

Tenon will additionally examination of the sales of other, non-Lehman structured products and examination the recommendation to commercial operation who switched pensions in in between Apr 2006 and Dec 2009. During that period, the organisation conducted some-more than 1,500 grant switches in lapse for fees of �3.2 million.

Tenon pronounced that it supposing suitable recommendation to clients in the estimable infancy of cases. It has co-operated entirely with the FSAs examination and softened the sales and correspondence procedures, it added. The excellent is not approaching to have a element stroke on the companys monetary position.

Tony Woodcock, a partner in Stephenson Harwood, the law firm, pronounced that the excellent opposite Tenon was piece of a wider crackdown by the FSA on the approach in that monetary services firms understanding with in isolation investors. The summary is that providers are in a on all sides of certitude as regards their commercial operation and that a crack of that certitude will be with really serious consequences," Mr Woodcock said.

In 2008, the regulator fined Alliance Leicester �7 million for failings in the write sales of remuneration word insurance.

Cern chief group restarts Large Hadron Collider Science The Guardian

Large Hadron Collider (LHC) hovel at Cern

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern was close down over the winter whilst scientists done improvements. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/AP

Operators of the world"s largest atom smasher restarted their large appurtenance currently in a run-up to experiments probing secrets of the universe. After a discreet hearing period, Cern (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research) plans to ramp up the appetite of the nucleus beams travelling around the 17-mile hovel housing the Large Hadron Collider underneath the Swiss-French limit at Geneva to rare levels – and begin record-setting collisions of protons by late March. The restart follows a dual and a half month winter shutdown during that scientists done improvements and checked out the smasher"s capability to hit protons at energies 3 times larger than has ever been completed previously.

The new collisions are approaching to break the subatomic particles and exhibit still not as big fragments and forces than formerly completed on any collider, together with the prior record-holder – the Tevatron at Fermilab outward Chicago.

The Large Hadron Collider was built to inspect suspected phenomena such as dim matter, antimatter and in conclusion the origination of the star billions of years ago, that most posit occurred as an blast well known as the Big Bang.

The restart follows successful hearing runs late last year when Cern showed that it had done a big quip from the primary 10 September, 2008, start-up with good fanfare. The appurtenance was sidetracked 9 days after when a really bad soldered electrical splice overheated and set off a sequence of repairs to the magnets and alternative tools of the collider.

Cern had to commence a $40m (£26m) programme of repairs and improvements over fourteen months prior to it was ready to retry the appurtenance at the finish of November. Then the collider achieved roughly flawlessly, giving scientists profitable interpretation in the four-week run prior to Christmas.

"They schooled a lot that they"ve left afar and digested, and right away they"re perplexing to have adjustments," mouthpiece Christine Sutton said.

Cern specialists have checked out and softened electrical connectors and alternative tools of the appurtenance given the shutdown, but still wish to take serve stairs to have certain the collider is ready to work at higher energy.

"There"s a prolonged proceed to go in between removing the initial bunches of protons to go around and essentially removing the appurtenance to the tip operative levels," Sutton said.

"It"s a lot similar to carrying written a Formula One racing car. The initial time you send it out, the man doesn"t go turn the circuit as fast as he can. You have to sense about the controls, how the car handles."

At the biggest energy, the atom smasher collided dual beams of present particles travelling in conflicting directions at 1.18 trillion nucleus volts, or TeV, about 20% higher than the prior jot down set at Fermilab.

After the stream discreet restart, Cern will ramp up the appetite pulling the beams of protons still higher, to 3 and a half times the top levels reached in Chicago. The showers of particles combined at that turn are approaching to exhibit still some-more about the makeup of matter.

The long-term goal, after some-more modifications, will be to run the nucleus beams at 7 TeV in each direction, but Cern has motionless that it will go on the discreet proceed and run at 3 and a half TeV for 18-24 months. Then a prolonged shutdown will concede for serve improvements for operation at the full pattern energy.

Police name think after lady and daughter murdered nearby Southampton UK headlines The Guardian

Wendy Marsh

Wendy Marsh, mom of Anthony Marsh who is suspected of murdering his partner and baby. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA

The mom of a blank man suspected of murdering his partner and eight-month-old daughter pennyless down in tears currently as she called on him to palm himself in to the police.

Officers declared Anthony Marsh, who has not been seen given yesterday morning, as a attempted murder think in the deaths of Stephanie Bellinger, 24, and her daughter Lily. They were found passed by a family who visited their home in Totton, circuitously Southampton, yesterday. Bellinger"s two-year-old son was found unharmed.

Describing Marsh as "dangerous", a military orator pronounced detectives longed for to verbalise to him as a "matter of urgency".

Tonight it was suggested that a autopsy had found Stephanie died of mixed gash wounds; a autopsy will be carried out on Lily"s physique tomorrow.

Wendy Marsh collapsed in tears at Southampton executive military hire as she attempted to review out a matter addressed to her son, and was incompetent to continue.

Detective Constable John Woodward addressed Marsh on interest of his mother, saying: "Anthony, if you are watching, or if you review or listen to this, greatfully assimilate that all your family are really endangered about you. They are here to await you in any approach they can. It is purposeless to run afar or hide.

"Whatever has happened, you contingency right away palm yourself in to the military or phone them and discuss it them where you are. Please Anthony, for the consequence of all the family."

Marsh is well well well well known to have left blank before, and to have visited Brighton and Portsmouth to the easterly and Weymouth, Plymouth and Bristol in the west. Police pronounced they "remain open as to his expect whereabouts".

He is described as white, 6ft 2ins, with short satisfactory hair, brownish-red eyes, of slim set up and has a permanent skin stain on his left forearm. He is well well well well known to transport by rail and often sleeps severe or in churches, military say.

"Mr Marsh is dangerous and should not be approached," the military said.

Describing the box as a "tragedy" for the family, Detective Chief Inspector Colin Mathews warned the open that Marsh might be carrying a knife.

Mathews added: "Mr Marsh has additionally been well well well well known to take prolonged walks inside of the New Forest inhabitant play ground and had a prime mark he favourite to visit. It is in between Lyndhurst and Bournemouth and well well well well known locally as the Devil"s Dyke circuitously Burley.

"If you are a dog walker, a equine supplement or someone else who has visited the New Forest during the past dual days, have you seen someone relating Mr Marsh"s description?"

Neighbours pronounced they listened cheering entrance from the semi-detached residence on Friday but reputed it was unruly teenagers personification in a circuitously park.

Leanne Rowe, 25, said: "There was a little sound about 8.30pm, a lot of cheering and afterwards we listened a car pushing up."

A year and a half ago, Marsh, a former patron family confidant for British Gas, sparked a military track after declining from the family home, according to the internal paper, the Southern Daily Echo.

Unrepentant Berlusconi puts some-more showgirls up for choosing World headlines The Guardian

 Conservative personality and former premier Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi, 73, calls himself a singular man right away that divorce record with his mother have started. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Silvio Berlusconi risked renewed critique of his preference of possibilities for choosing when he denounced a list that enclosed a Miss Italy contestant, a former TV weathergirl and a showgirl incited dental hygienist.

Last year the Italian budding apportion fast forsaken a organisation of showgirls from his list of possibilities for European elections after his mother pronounced the move was "shamelessly trashy" and demanded a divorce.

But Berlusconi, 73, who describes himself as a "single man" after the begin of divorce hearings, has returned to the ravel prior to critical informal elections by putting brazen Nicole Minetti, 25, the daughter of an English dance physical education instructor who staid in Rimini and tied together an Italian businessman, Italia Caruso, a former Miss Italy finalist, and Giovanna Del Giudice, who worked at a nightclub busy by Berlusconi, became a weathergirl on one of his TV channels and was between the women hurriedly forsaken from his list of possibilities last year.

Joining them on the debate route for Berlusconi"s Freedom People celebration this month will be celebration romantic Emanuela Romano, whose father attempted to set himself on glow outward Berlusconi"s Rome chateau last year in criticism after she was dropped.

Also on the Freedom People list in Lombardy are a surveyor in use by Berlusconi and a physiotherapist who has worked at AC Milan, the football bar owned by the budding minister.

Minetti, who was reliable at the week end as a claimant for Lombardy"s informal assembly, initial came to courtesy ready to go in a bullion swim fit and sitting on a pitch in a TV show. She after lerned to turn a dental hygienist.

Aldo Brandirali, a Milan statesman and part of of Berlusconi"s party, was between those who questioned her selection. "We need some-more seriousness" in politics, he said.

"I have my CV, I am rebuilt and I am up to fulfilling the role," responded Minetti, prior to asking journalists: "Can you stop edition photos from when I worked in TV?"

Minetti appeared at her initial convene on Saturday ready to go in a trouser fit identical to those right away lucky by Mara Carfagna, the former topless indication allocated by Berlusconi as apportion for next to opportunities.

Reports talk about over how Minetti initial met Berlusconi. Her grandmother, Teresa, pronounced yesterday she treated with colour the budding apportion after he was strike in the face after a convene in Dec by a man with mental problems. But Corriere della Sera reported that she had met Berlusconi months earlier.

Harriet Harman on warpath over Twitterjacking

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Twitterjackers beware: Harriet Harman is on the warpath.

The Leader of the Commons told MPs currently that she had been forced to shift the cue on her Twitter comment after it was hacked and a "bogus Tweet" sent to her former Tory opposition Alan Duncan.

The theme came up during Commons exchanges on parliamentary business, when the former Labour apportion Janet Anderson urged the Government to see in to an form of "fake" Twitter accounts in the name of the party"s MPs in the North West.

"There is a genuine issue here. We have got to sort this thing out," Ms Harman, Labour"s emissary leader, replied.

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She added: In actuality my own Tweet comment was hacked in to this week - the fair woman doesnt know this, this is not a planted subject - and a Tweet was purportedly sent by me widely, that I can assure everybody was not from me.

And I essentially got a reply to that fraudulent Tweet from the former Shadow Leader of the House whos right away the (Shadow) Prisons Minister. Ive got to get behind to him and discuss it him it wasnt from me - I wouldnt ever send a Tweet similar to that.

There was no pointer of the brute Tweet on Ms Harman"s Twitter page, @harrietharman, that has a little 4,000 followers, or on Mr Duncan"s, that was usually set up this week and still has usually 155 followers.

But Mr Duncan referred to that the offending Tweet was rather tame - and was simply interrogation either his Twitter comment - @alanduncan4mp - was genuine. He replied to Ms Harman by content summary to discuss it her that it was.

Curiously, an additional comment was set up last year underneath the name @alanduncanmp, but never unequivocally used, nonetheless it is misleading if that was the work of a Twitterjacker or if the MP had usually lost his password.

Other politicians who have had their identities hijacked on Twitter together with David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary. Mr Miliband"s fraudulent tweets were picked up by assorted inhabitant newspapers last year after dual tyro hackers impersonating the Foreign Secretary on @david_miliband posted a weeping reverence to the late Michael Jackson: "Never has one soared so high and nonetheless dived so low. RIP Michael."

Other phoney MP accounts embody @alistairdarling ("Why does Gordon never giggle at my jokes?"), @bobainsworthmp ("I can"t find my rug. I think it competence have depressed down the behind of the couch") and @gordonbrown, who certified in May 2007: "havent sealed tonys label yet, can"t think of anything droll to put".

The genuine Prime Minister, of course, has an strictly "verified" chatter account, @downingstreet, with some-more than 1.7 million followers. His wife, Sarah Brown, additionally has a accurate account, with 1.1 million followers. The usually complaint is, Twitter usually gives accurate accounts to "well-known" people.

Iraqi PM indicted of handing out guns in bid to buy genealogical votes World headlines The Guardian

Iraqi budding apportion Nuri al-Maliki

The Iraqi budding minister, Nouri al-Maliki, says that the deliveries of weapons along with income payments were not improper. Photograph: Qassem Zein/AFP/Getty Images

A comparison Iraqi view has indicted the budding minister, Nour al-Maliki, of handing out thousands of guns to genealogical leaders in a bid to win votes. The explain was done by Iraqi National Intelligence Service former spokesman, Saad al-Alusi, a week prior to Iraq"s ubiquitous election, in that allegations of opinion shopping and unreasonable handouts have turn widespread.

Maliki, who faces a bitterly contested last week of campaigning forward of the7 Mar poll, has been photographed handing out guns to supporters in southern Iraq, engraved with a personal summary from his office. However he denies that the smoothness of weapons, along with income payments, were improper.

Alusi, who was the INIS orator until he was asked to move to an additional method eight days ago, pronounced a little 8,000 guns were systematic from a Serbian retailer at the finish of 2008 for make make use of of by comprehension officers. However he claimed Maliki "denied the stipulate at the last notation and done his own stipulate of 10,000 pistols, that he has used as choosing promotion for himself and his party.

"This was a really critical stipulate for the comprehension service. We have no weapons to this day," Alusi said.

A supervision spokesman, Ali al-Dabbagh, strongly denied the allegations: "These gifts have been since to the tribes for their grant to security. They are not continuous to the choosing campaign. The idea that anything has been taken afar from alternative bodies to make make use of of for choosing purposes is wrong."

Alusi"s remarks are an rare plea to the budding minister"s re-election debate from the view make use of that has been deliberate closest to his government. Founded with CIA precision and money, the INIS had been thought to be often eccentric and free of division from Saddam Hussein"s former regime, or from beside states.

Tensions in in between Maliki"s bureau and the INIS had been effervescent via last year, prior to hot over in Aug when the INIS director, Muhammad al-Shahwani was sacked by Maliki"s comparison staff. Alusi claimed that around 190 employees had been sacked in new weeks as tensions in in between the make use of and the domestic overlord spilled over in to undisguised hostility.

"Those who did not exercise the orders of the budding minister"s bureau were forced out. Some of them were indicted of being Ba"athists. They are twenty-five years old right away and 7 years ago they would have been eighteen (and as well immature to be concerned with the Ba"ath party). It is viewable this offence is being used to cling to people by a narrow-minded government."

The head of Iraq"s parliamentary firmness commission, Sheikh Sabah al-Sayedi, reliable that guns have were handed out to village leaders and pronounced his commission would ask Maliki to comment for income the budding apportion allegedly used from supervision coffers for his re-election campaign.

"He has since at slightest hundreds of them to genealogical leaders in Amara, Nasireya, Diwaniya and most alternative provinces, Sayedi said. "They are American-made and arrived by the center of 2009. It is a poor approach to buy votes. Saddam used to do the same. Maliki pronounced he gave the guns out so that genealogical leaders could strengthen themselves. So he wants to strengthen them and nonetheless judges and lawyers die each day. What is the purpose of the Iraqi armed forces and police? I goal the tribes will see by this."

Awda Ali, a part of of the Nasireya legislature in Iraq"s south reliable that the budding apportion had trafficked to his area last week and handed out engraved weapons along with envelopes containing one million Iraqi dinars (£560) to leaders in the area. "He pronounced it was in thankfulness for their purpose in mending security."

Sheikh Nouri al-Dulaimi, a genealogical personality in the excitable Anbar province, that is not one of the budding minister"s strongholds, pronounced Maliki"s deputy, Rafah al-Essawi, had visited the area last week with "10 million dinars". But we will not be bribed similar to this. I think Iraqis are some-more wakeful than they used to be."

Fatal charge sweeps by France World headlines

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Cars expostulate on a partly collapsed highway as a outcome of complicated floods in La Faute-sur-Mer, in horse opera France, that has been strike by serious storms. Photograph: FRANK PERRY/AFP/Getty Images

France was currently struggling to cope with the majority aroused charge for 10 years, as winds of some-more than 100mph swept by the country, murdering at slightest 40 people and withdrawal 1m homes but power. Central and horse opera France were misfortune strike with gales and torrential sleet felling trees and causing flooding. At slightest 7 people drowned in villages in the Vendée, whilst 3 aged people and a kid were found passed in Charente Maritime around La Rochelle. A man was killed by a descending tree bend in the south-western locale of Luchon, where winds reached 90mph. As well as the well well known casualties, at slightest five alternative people were reported blank and dozens others injured. As the storm, well well known as Xynthia, progressed northwards by France over the weekend, five of the country"s 95 departments were placed on red rapt for usually the second time in the puncture system"s history. By this afternoon the rapt had been downgraded.

The Météo France continue group likely the misfortune would be over by this afternoon as the charge headed towards Denmark. Xynthia reached France yesterday after lashing tools of southern Europe with complicated winds and rain. In northern Portugal, a 10-year-old child was killed by a descending tree bend whilst personification football, and authorities in Spain pronounced dual men died when their car was dejected by a descending tree. Tens of thousands of homes were left but electricity. The bad continue conditions caused ride disharmony opposite France. Fallen trees and flooding caused roads and railway lines to be cut off, whilst a little flights in and out of Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) airport, in northern Paris, were cancelled. Authorities at the grassed area of Versailles reported that thirty trees had depressed overnight. In the worst-hit areas on the horse opera Atlantic coast, helicopters were deployed to rescue residents who had been forced to stand on to their roofs by floods. According to Météo France, Xynthia is the majority aroused charge France has seen given Dec 1999, when high winds caused drawn out repairs opposite the country.

Tottenham Hotspur 2 Everton 1 Minute-by-minute inform Football

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Jermain Defoe and Roman Pavlyuchenko crop up rather chuffed with each alternative after Tottenham"s initial goal. Photograph: Tom Havezi/AP

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If you"re seeking for group headlines forward of today"s game, you can check out the patrol sheets right here. Whichever group Tottenham sends out, though, you have to consternation how majority their slight has been disrupted after the bar motionless to close their precision belligerent on Friday in a bid to enclose a pathogen inspiring players and staff.

James Callow reports: Harry Redknapp is anticipating the pathogen unconditional by the bar will not derail Tottenham Hotspur"s Champions League hopes as it did 4 years ago.

After multiform first-team players fell ill this week it was motionless to close the indoor comforts at the Spurs Lodge precision belligerent in Chigwell, Essex, for sterilisation. Redknapp instead hold his pre-match media lecture at White Hart Lane forward of Sunday"s home compare with Everton.

Vedran Corluka and Wilson Palacios were the set-back influenced but could redeem in time for what could be a key compare in Spurs" debate to finish in the tip four.

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12.23pm: Everton are England"s form side at the moment, but afterwards as any one who had the intensely joyless set-back of saying their Europa League opening in Lisbon on Thursday will know, they have the intensity to be definitely rubbish. Perhaps they are, at present, the footballing homogeneous of Gina G, who set upon the high records in Blighty but was clearly second majority appropriate when called on to paint the republic in Europe (if your go through is crafty sufficient you can watch her 1996 Eurovision performance, introduced by Virginia Bottomley, for chrissakes, here). One improved in twelve is their stream joining run, though sagacious stat-hawks will notice that they have won usually one of their last 7 away.

Spurs, who sealed their precision belligerent last week after an conflict of something all hideous, are still grumbling about their diversion at Goodison in December, where they fluffed a two-goal lead and a stoppage-time chastisement to pull 2-2. They list Jermain Defoe as a disbelief today, and give Peter Crouch a late fitness test, withdrawal the approach transparent for Roman Pavlyuchenko to go on his new goalscoring run.

12.27pm: And we"ve already got a little teams! And they"re utterly engaging – Defoe: in! Pavluchenko: in! Saha: out! Bilyaletdinov: on the bench!Tottenham: Gomes, Corluka, Bassong, Dawson, Bale, Kranjcar, Huddlestone, Palacios, Modric, Pavlyuchenko, Defoe. Subs: Alnwick, Kaboul, Crouch, Gudjohnsen, Kyle Walker, Dervite, Assou-Ekotto. Everton: Howard, Neville, Heitinga, Distin, Baines, Anichebe, Arteta, Pienaar, Osman, Rodwell, Yakubu. Subs: Nash, Yobo, Jagielka, Bilyaletdinov, Donovan, Vaughan, Gosling. Referee: Steve Bennett.

12.48pm: This is the time when I would be bringing you the majority sparkling nuggets of pre-match gossip from the ESPN team. I"m waiting.

12.58pm: The players are on the pitch, we"re usually a integrate of moments (and adverts) from kick-off)...

1min: They"re off!

3mins: The impression removing the early regard is Tottenham"s groundsman, Darren Baldwin. The representation is seeking flattering pointy given how close this compare assumingly was to being rained off.

4mins: Anichebe gives the round to Defoe, he feeds Pavlyuchenko – decent link-up in between the Spurs strikers, but Phil Neville steals the round prior to the Russian can shoot.

7mins: It"s essentially a undiluted pitch, the ball"s zipping about similar to Zippy at the zip-lovers" annual zip convention. Long, fast, loyal passes along the belligerent are the thesis so far. I"m feeling confident about this one.

9mins: Phil Neville has been requisitioned for a rather bungled plunge in to on Gareth Bale out nearby the left dilemma flag.

10mins: Tottenham haven"t utterly had 100% of receive so far, but it"s close.

GOAL! Tottenham 1 Everton 0 (Pavlyuchenko, 11) Spurs get their prerogative for all the early possession. They don"t have to work really tough for it, though – a longish round to Defoe, who"s given approach as well majority time to spin and run in to the right side of Everton"s chastisement area. His shot is low and tough and woefully off target, so majority so that his set upon partner is equates to to spin it in.

14mins: Gina G is Australian, as Gary Naylor so rightly points out. I have altered the offending divide so it looks similar to I didn"t have the inapplicable designation in the initial place [bursts in to immorality cackle].

16mins: Chris Waddle is vouchsafing slice at the Everton midfield, who have "done nothing" and are "all display to feet" when what they need is "legs".

17mins: Everton win a corner, Heurelho Gomes comes to explain it. He jumps alone, gets both gloves on the ball, afterwards drops it at an dismayed Yakubu"s feet. The round is in the future hacked clear, but that was deplorable goalkeeping.

19mins: It"s been emphatically opposite given the goal, with Everton carrying at slightest as majority of the fool around as Tottenham. "They"re asking a integrate of questions," agrees Chris Waddle.

20mins: Bale does terrifically well to get at the behind of at Anichebe and win the ball, but the Everton striker, creation his initial begin for aeons after a nasty injury, takes a worrying volume of time to get up. Seems OK, though...

21mins: Palacios passes to Pavlyuchenko, who cuts in from the left wing and lashes a shot from 20-odd yards that starts streamer to the nearby post and afterwards veers at the last impulse towards the centre of goal. Howard pushes it away.

25mins: Quite an even diversion now. Everton have usually had a integrate of corners but formulating a chance, afterwards Bale bursts down the left, crosses well and Kranjcar heads at goal. Not really well, but it"s a chance.

26mins: Pienaar crosses from the left, Gomes comes to claim, gets half a palm on it, spills it and wins a ridiculous free-kick even though Yakubu didn"t hold him at all. There"s idea here for Everton.

GOAL! Very great idea indeed! Croatia 2, Everton 0 (Modric 28) Corluka, Kranjcar and Modric fool around keep-ball down the right, all befuddling the Everton counterclaim and anticipating some-more and some-more space in increasingly dangerous areas with each tippy-tappy pass until Modric shoots over Howard and in to the net really stylishly from fifteen yards or so, presumably with the assist of a deflection. No non-Croatian feet overwhelmed the round for about dual minutes.

33mins: Suddenly Everton are seeking really majority similar to they did on Thursday, vouchsafing their opponents pass openly in front of their counterclaim and anticipating for the best.

35mins: It says something of Tottenham"s stream arrogant levels of certainty that Bassong usually intercepted the round on the dilemma of his own area, layed it off to a teammate, thundered 80 yards up the pitch, dummied the lapse round and sprinted in to the chastisement area all set to pick up his idea of the deteriorate endowment when he met Bale"s cranky with a overwhelming header in to the tip corner. Bale"s cross, however, went true in to Phil Neville"s midriff.

37mins: "Can I usually contend how unsatisfactory it is, from an Arsenal fan"s perspective, that Good Ol" Harry has eventually realised how great Pavlyuchenko is," writes Chris Sturrock. "His prior slight of the Russian had been a genuine source of entertainment and soundness to me. I usually idea he has a prevalent shift of heart about him prior to the derby diversion at White Hart Lane."

40mins: Everton"s initial and majority appropriate chance, Neville channel from the right and Rodwell promulgation a free header far-reaching from eight yards or so. I still think they"ve got idea here, though patently they can"t concur another.

42mins: Which they really scarcely do. Bale crosses low from the left and a lunging Defoe is inches afar from branch it in at the nearby post.

44mins: A decent cranky from the right and a integrate of crafty lay-offs outcome in Spurs carrying an glorious sharpened possibility from twenty yards, crash central. Sadly, it falls to Wilson Palacios. And it"s a left-foot volley.

45mins: We"ll have dual reward mins at the finish of this initial half.

45mins: Spurs break, 4 opposite four, and at the finish of it Bale shoots opposite idea and wide, with Defoe and Pavlyuchenko both to his right had he selected to pass. He gets a corner, though I didn"t see it set upon anyone.

Half-time: It"s been a great half from where I"m sitting, but afterwards I"m not sitting on the Everton bench. I design it"s been a sincerely miserable half there. Lots of action, a really high tempo, a integrate of goals, conjunction of them bad and one of them really good. But Gomes looks less than secure, and as a outcome Everton could still measure at any time, and finish up removing something out of this. Of course, for that to occur they"ll have to fool around majority improved and stop surrender so most goals...

2.04pm: The players are entrance at the behind of out now, but who? Changes afoot, we hear...

46mins: Peeep! They"re off! Again! Jagielka has come on for Osman, that"s the usually shift it seems.

47mins: Heitinga, newly arrived in midfield after Jagielka"s introduction, thumps a lot shot that Gomes saves and holds. "This diversion kicked off at 5am here in California, and I finished the consequential inapplicable designation of celebration dual cups of coffee prior to verifying that Donovan was essentially in the line-up," writes Eric Calhoun. "Now I"m as well caffeinated to tumble at the behind of asleep, and bitterly enjoying how bad Everton look. There might or might not be a German word for this, but as an American it"s my avocation to not clarity any of them unfamiliar words."

49mins: "Older Evertonians might recognize your print as a unchanging stage at Goodison in the 70s as a mother, incompetent to fix up her son, peers in to the Boys" Pen with a little stewards at the behind of her," writes Gary Naylor. If you"re celebration of the mass this at any time alternative than right now, I will probably have altered the design and that criticism will have finished no clarity to you whatsoever. Sorry.

51mins: Huddlestone"s finished something nasty to his ankle, and it looks similar to Spurs will reinstate him with Younes Kaboul.

53mins: So we right afar have Heitinga and Kaboul in a rather defender-heavy midfield.

GOAL! Tottenham 2 Everton 1 (Yakubu 55) By a little approach the set-back idea of the day – an overhit dilemma headed at the behind of opposite idea by Rodwell, all longed for at the nearby post by Anichebe and Gomes and Yakubu has the complete idea to target at from a behind behind yard out.

56mins: Great save by Gomes, after Rodwell"s half-volley primarily appears to be on the approach in.

59mins: The alternative risk for Everton is if Phil Neville, who"s usually conceded a tainted after bringing Modric down from behind, gets a second yellow card. That wouldn"t assistance much, I"d have thought.

60mins: "I have somethig to supplement to Chris Sturrock"s comments on 37 mins," volunteers Si Williams. "It"s not that Pavlyuchenko is improved than Crouch, or even that he plays in a really opposite character - it"s some-more that teammates around him think they fool around in opposite styles. As shortly as Crouch walks on the representation the players regression to Sunderland circa 1999, floating carefree erratic balls out of defence, anticipating to feed on grass his ear on the approach down. WIth Pav they essentially combine on flitting the ball."

61mins: Gareth Bale, who"s carrying an additional great diversion here, beats Nani"s season-best lollipop jot down on his approach to blustering a shot true at one of the defenders who are station about a behind behind yard away.

63mins: Landon Donovan is entrance on for Anichebe, that has got to be a great thing as far as Everton are concerned.

68mins: Spurs still have all the quality, but they no longer have all the possession. The value of carrying a somewhat dodgy screw is that you"re never tempted usually to lay on a one-goal lead, so we"re still carrying a little fun here.

71mins: Eidur Gudjohnsen is entrance on for Defoe.

71mins: Spurs are, though, perplexing to find Pavlyuchenko quicker. What that equates to is that they set upon the round early and long, so there"s nobody up in time to await him, so he loses the ball.

72mins: Pienaar picks up the round about 10 yards in to the Spurs half and afterwards runs approach as well simply in to their chastisement area prior to sharpened as well close to Gomes.

74mins: Arteta is requisitioned for a sincerely asocial tainted on Modric. A question: have Spurs ever scored from a move that Palacios has been concerned in? He frequency gives receive away, but he regularly seems to delayed things down, and often send the round backwards.

76mins: Now Pienaar is requisitioned for pulling at the behind of Corluka. From the free-kick, Kranjcar bursts onto Pavlyuchenko"s backheel and shoots left-footed low from usually outward the chastisement area, as well close to Howard.

77mins: Hideous nauseous unimaginable miss of the month, from Landon Donovan, who usually had to daub in Rodwell"s cross-shot at the far post but managed to stalk it a feet wide. Many, most heads in hands, one of them David Moyes"s.

81mins: Vaughan comes on for Rodwell, and for Spurs Crouch replaces Pavlyuchenko.

83mins: Pienaar passes in to the Spurs chastisement area, but Donovan and Vaughan have finished the same run and get in each other"s way.

84mins: That leads to a corner, from that Jagielka heads over when well placed, after a elementary run to the nearby post deals with whoever"s ostensible to be imprinting him.

86mins: Another asocial Everton challenge, this time Heitinga removing a yellow label for bringing down Kranjcar.

87mins: As the tragedy has risen, the peculiarity has plummeted. The last 10 mins have been really messy. Everton are pulling for an equaliser, and when Tottenham bluster to mangle possibly they give the round afar stupidly or an Everton player asocial ends the move.

90mins: Don"t go anywhere – there are 6 mins of blocking time to be played! Six!

90mins: Audible and utterly comical befuddlement from the home fans when the fourth central showed that board.

91mins: Kranjcar, who"s seen a lot of the round today, strikes a excellent left-foot shot from usually outward the area that Howard turns away.

93mins: Modric is requisitioned for kicking the round away. Very moving now. Three mins to play.

95mins: One notation to play. Whistles ring around the ground...

96mins: Spurs get a free-kick in the center of their own half, and with 10 seconds of stoppage-time to fool around certainly that"s the finish of it.

Full time: And in truth it was. I don"t think most neutrals would repudiate that Tottenham deserved to win, but the point was that they really scarcely didn"t – Everton longed for dual decent second-half chances, and one sum sitter.

Post-match thoughts: A decent game, until nerves transposed peculiarity in the last 10 mins or so. Everton were bad initial half, and whilst Tottenham in jeopardy a great understanding less in the second they still had the 3 majority appropriate players on show in Modric, Kranjcar and Bale. Spurs go at the behind of up to fourth, but they don"t for me see utterly great sufficient to finish there.

It"s been a wish etc etc. Now go and watch (or follow right here) that Carling Cup final. Bye!

Henry Moore at Tate Britain Art examination Art and pattern The Observer

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Reclining Woman, 1951. The Henry Moore Foundation

Henry Moore: less is more. So runs the informed quip. Coined in the 1960s, when Moore was the majority important sculptor in the world, it referred not usually to the scale of his muckle bronzes but their rare ubiquity at a time when each mayor and notable relic executive in the west seemed to think that usually a Moore could strike the spot, and the county spaces were full of supine total with holes by their middles that spoke in conditions both very old and complicated of the usual humanity. As they still are: positively the quip still fits?

It is a theme for the curators of this huge consult at Tate Britain (until 8 Aug), and not usually given they have had to name from roughly 11,000 pieces. Moore done far as well majority to be consistently original. His work became as repeated as it has spin familiar; this tends to neutralize whatever energy it competence have. All of that presents problems for any one wishing to have us see at it once again with anything similar to new eyes.

Looking at it in the initial place is tough sufficient for some. I openly confess to roughly total aversion. This is not usually a mutiny opposite the responsible ceremony once – still? – occasioned by his art; or the apply oneself for him as drastic fight (and postwar) artist; button of the mass of Britain; import-export pioneer, bringing in universe art from Aztec carvings to Aegean deities, promulgation it behind out again reworked as English modernism. Nor is it a greeting opposite his prevalence in the enlightenment any some-more than the landscape.

It is not even that his cut with a chisel is so not in in beauty or grace. To contend that a work is nauseous can these days volume to praise, but Moore"s sculptures are nauseous to no viewable purpose. Lumpy, swollen, etiolated, hunched, extruded, squashed, dismembered: these goods are all piece of the dictionary of three-dimensional art, and necessary to the work of majority good 20th-century sculptors, from Giacometti to Germaine Richier, Louise Bourgeois and David Smith.

But in Moore"s hands, it all dwindles but force or focus. His lifelong subjects – the seated, station or supine figure, the aristocrat and queen, the mom and child, the head: they all get the same diagnosis to the point of homogeneity. Is there unequivocally no disproportion in his mind in between a snake, a bleeding infantryman and a baby suckling at the breast?

Take the Tate"s own Falling Warrior from 1957, with the distressing knees and the hard flanks and shanks loyal out of Dalí. The pinhead is pierced with dual eyeless holes, the pelvis and stomach are fused in a shapeless, complicated blob. It has a spin defense to plead exemplary tradition. Otherwise it competence as well be Moore"s Draped Seated Woman from after that same year. The usually genuine disproportion – for there is no change of character, tinge or outcome – is that the womanlike book is propitious out with those conical all-purpose breasts.

This muster does Moore no favours by display mixed versions – as against to variations – of the same themes: the forged marble girls from the 1930s, the mothers, the epitome forms strung similar to brief and discordant harps, the staggering supine women in plaster, bronze or elm. The same but bigger, the same but worked in stone: this display gives the distortion to all sorts of batch regard about Moore"s art, from the attraction to scale to the ostensible law to materials.

The artist the curators are anticipating to allege is darker, some-more concerned and disturbing. A leftwinger, a pacifist, a maestro of the initial universe war, frightened by the second, a narrow-minded of the Spanish republican cause, a first part of of CND, he is additionally presented as a domestic radical. This is especially a make a difference of autobiography (though can he unequivocally have been a part of of the Communist party, as suggested?) until it shades in to the understand of his work, when it becomes sincerely absurd.

Take a cut with a chisel such as Atom Piece. Everyone says it is a hybrid of skull and fungus cloud, as if it were a little humorous duck-hare collage by John Heartfield. But is the skull some-more bruited than apparent? And what is the domestic content, if any at all? Moore talked vaguely of saying the sky anew by the holes; for all the complicated steel mass, the cut with a chisel stays hopelessly vacant.

It is positively loyal that Moore was there, in his knitted tie, between the French surrealists. You can travel spin the show spotting the influences – Dalí, Picasso, Arp, Picasso again, and again – but afterwards the same is loyal of each source, from the Mexican sleet God Chacmool to Cézanne"s late and sorry Bathers. And it regularly seems to come down to form as against to content.

The bodies are fabricated out of manifold tools – walrus head, Aztec torso, Giacometti extremities – but never with any feeling for affinities, still less significance. I don"t disbelief that the curators find Moore"s total "abject, erotic, violated, visceral", though I consternation how they can tell. To me they are usually amiable and meaningless.

Once the influences begin accumulating in to an inventory, it is all over. There is the transparent actuality that the originals – a Cycladic head, a Picasso odalisque – will regularly be so majority improved than Moore"s reprise. Which in spin raises the theme of his contribution, whatever is divisible from the total of borrowings. This ought to be particular form: Moore, after all, is a sculptor. But it seems some-more similar to the aspect itself, a sort of all-over web of containment, effervescent as a sheath, seamless as nylon stockings.

The useful functions in this show are – as any one competence design – the drawings of sleepers sheltering in subterraneous stations during wartime air raids: their bodies, heads and arms joined in the undulating rhythms of Moore"s pencil, ink and crayon. People as frail monuments of endurance. When he adds chalk, there is a absolute clarity of haze and dust, of dejection stretching afar in to throaty tunnels.

All the grand claims about archetypes, about amiability essentialised in pleasing organic forms: all are fit by the drawings of sleepers, and the frequency shown images of miners at the coal-face. Moore finds form, in all respects it seems, in draughtsmanship rather than sculpture.

Comfortable, passive, smooth, polite: the theme can be as thespian as a mortally bleeding man, as grievous as a lopped and magisterial corpse, and still the sculptures miss singleness and power. What strikes majority is their family resemblance, their Mooreishness, their solid delay down the prolonged decades of his career. It is roughly half a century given Herbert Read described them as "forms that are critical to the hold up of mankind", as if we could perceptibly tarry but them. The universe has changed, but the art has not. I cannot hold we were seeking at the same sculptures.

Sir Clive Sinclair: "I don"t make use of a computer at all" Technology The Observer


Sir Clive Sinclair: "Our computers were gaunt and efficient." Photograph: Jason Alden/ Rex Features

Thirty years ago this month, Clive Sinclair launched a computer that he hoped would shift the world. In the infancy of cases it usually altered the approach people played obsolete computer games, but it additionally incited a bespectacled, betimes balding man in to a favourite for the times.

In those dim days prior to Windows7 and the iPad, the Sinclair ZX80 represented the apex of affordable finished at home computing. It was a prosaic box but a shade or correct keyboard, it had the mental recall of a hamster and at the behind of it was something that looked similar to a radiator grille but was essentially a frame of cosmetic written to see similar to a radiator grille. It betrothed it could do "quite literally anything, from personification chess to using a energy station", that was great worth for something costing £79.95 in pack form and £99.95 assembled, about one fifth of the cost of alternative home computers.

Sir Clive, who was knighted for services to industry at the age of 43, will be 70 after this year. He lives in an unit unaware Trafalgar Square, and from his diagonally opposite bureau he has a pretentious perspective of tourists and lions (recently he additionally had a perspective of people behaving on Antony Gormley"s fourth plinth, but that "got a bit tedious really"). He was a domicile name prior to Sir Alan Sugar, and for a whilst was the doubtful destiny of complicated electronics: a bright, hi-tech uncle rejuvenating British industry blighted by decay, unions and Thatcher.

Sinclair helped renovate Cambridge in to the computing collateral of the world, a homegrown version of Silicon Valley and Taipei, and for a integrate of shining years he finished the bestselling computers in the world. And afterwards the foe took him on, and his great machines went the approach of the Spinning Jenny, and here he is in his runner slippers nursing a complicated cold.

He says his recollections competence be a small blurry, but he is transparent on one thing. Before his alternative inventions finished him poor, the ZX80 and the inheritor the ZX81 finished him rich. "Oh my lord, yes," he says as he settles on a sofa. "Oh great God, yes. Very majority so. I"m usually vocalization from mental recall here, but inside of dual or 3 years we finished £14m distinction in a year. That would be a lot today."

He says that the ZX80 computer was declared after the year it appeared, and since the letters sounded cool and futuristic. He is penetrating to credit the rest of his small group at Cambridge, not slightest Nine Tiles, the association that finished the Basic handling software. But he is a small hazier about what the appurtenance could essentially do.

"We had multiform routines you could be you do inside of minutes," he says. "People could daub in a couple of keys and have the arrangement do a small bizarre things. All unequivocally exploratory. We had a small printer, and one guy, right at the start, came out with the module that generated suppositious dinosaurs. It invented their names, and printed out their pictures, and it could go on you do this indefinitely. Then unequivocally shortly a vast series of games came out and the total thing exploded."

"Not literally?"


The ZX80 sole about 50,000 units, and the ZX81 that transposed it cost £69.95 and sole 250,000. The leaflet betrothed that a kid of twelve would shortly be mastering "decimals, logs and trig", nonetheless the trig would have to be saved to a cassette recorder. The normal 2GB laptop of currently has 2,000,000 times some-more mental recall than that offering by Sinclair"s initial machines, nonetheless he is penetrating to highlight that computing capability isn"t everything. "Our machines were gaunt and efficient," he says. "The unhappy thing is that today"s computers all abuse their mental recall – all wasteful, you have to wait for for the damn things to foot up, usually abominable designs. Absolute mess! So awful it"s heartbreaking."

Sinclair, who is not an generally tall man, has regularly been a great one for the sparseness of things. He finished those small slot calculators, he finished black digital watches, and additionally those slot televisions on that the newsreader Kenneth Kendall looked similar to Angela Rippon. Later he would have the small C5 (1985), approach forward of the diversion in the query for an electric car, so prolonged as you didn"t essentially try to take it on the road.

He says the critical thing about his computers was not usually their capability to assistance with finished at home chores (when WH Smith sole them it stressed you could "flummox your bank manager"), but additionally their genius to enhance the user"s egghead horizons. But it was the masculine hobbyists who had the majority fun: adverts etch fathers programming sight timetables with their sons whilst silent brought in the Victoria sponge.

Things unequivocally took off when the ZX became the Spectrum in 1982, and colour games such as Jet Set Willy became the second vital wake up in teenage bedrooms. Like the Chopper bike, these amusements are right away retrospectively renouned again, nonetheless Sinclair sees nothing of the rewards. When did alternative companies such as Atari and Commodore proceed to catch up? "I don"t think they did catch up. We never had any critical foe in the clarity of creation machines that were cost in effect by comparison. The BBC appurtenance Acorn was utterly expensive, and usually succeeded since the BBC put the name to it, that was utterly outrageous. Then the IBM appurtenance took over. Not since it was a great appurtenance – it was a utterly abominable design, but it was IBM, so you know…"

And what computer does he right away have make use of of himself?

"I don"t have make use of of a computer at all. The association does."

"So you don"t do email?"

"No. I"ve got people to do it for me."

"If friends and family wish to communicate?"

"They can do that. We"ve got a computer in the front office, but I get someone to do it for me."

"That seems peculiar to me. Why is that?"

"Sheer indolence I think. I can"t be bothered."

"Do you not know how to work it?"

"I do know how to, but I don"t."

"Sorry to press, but it seems the simplest thing in the universe to do your own emails."

"Well I find them annoying. I"d majority cite someone would write me if they wish to communicate. No, it"s not perfect indolence – I usually don"t wish to be dreaming by the total process. Nightmare."

When he"s not not you do his emails, Sinclair spasmodic appears in the tabloids graphic with a blonde former lapdancer 36 years his youth ("He"s essentially incredibly tasteful to women," his intended, Angie Bowness, whom Sinclair met in Stringfellows, has said.). The rest of the time he continues in his try to reinvent the wheel. He walks opposite the mezzanine to his office, where one territory is since over to the A-Bike, his tiny lightweight folding bicycle. He launched this in 2006, and it costs £199.99. He says it"s offered well, and that he"s usually solved a small production problems. I lift one out to lay on it.

"They"re not indispensably operative models," he says, "so I"d rather you didn"t."

I ask him how it folds up. "I won"t go in to that right away if you don"t mind – I"m not feeling as well well."

I ask him what else he is operative on.

"A small electric car."

"And what can you discuss it me about that?"

"Not much."

"When competence it be viewable?"

"I goal inside of a year."

"Any similarity to prior efforts?"

"No, it doesn"t see similar to anything we"ve finished before."

"But patently all the big companies are you do their own electric cars."

"But they won"t be you do what I"m doing, I"m sure. As common I goal I"ll sell lots of them. But who can tell?"

Genius or junk? The consultant perspective The Sinclair ZX80 is worshiped in the UK as the initial appurtenance to move home computing to the masses, and for starting a line of expansion that led to the expansion of the British games industry. Some of the most appropriate games companies began with geeky boys spending hours in their bedrooms anticipating inventive ways to have these machines do things they should never have been means to manage.Unfortunately the computers themselves were awful, and the ZX80 was the misfortune of the lot. It shipped with usually 1K of memory, a unequivocally singular Basic language, and a surface set of keys that was horrible for typing. Since the processor had to hoop the shade arrangement as well as run software, the TV shade blanked when the complement was working.The ZX80 completed the aim, in that you got a "real computer" for less than £100 but geeks similar to me were already informed with majority improved machines. The personal computer series had proposed to aim the mass marketplace 3 years progressing in the US with the launch of the Apple II and Tandy TRS-80 in 1977. These were shortly followed by the Atari 400 and 800 in 1979, the Tandy Color Computer in 1980, and the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A and Commodore VIC-20 in 1981, between others.The Atari home computers, for example, had sprite-based colour graphics for fast games, worldly receptive to advice chips, 4 joystick ports, plug-in cartridges for present loading, and mental recall banks expandable to 48K. Add-ons for the TI-99/4A enclosed a debate synthesiser and a 300-baud modem so you could go online.In the UK, these American systems were usurped by the Acorn BBC Models A and B, expelled late in 1981 at £299 and £399 respectively. The BBC B had 32K of memory, a correct box and keyboard, a glorious version of Basic, and seemed roughly forever expandable: you could even couple them in Econet networks. It could do genuine word estimate and alternative commercial operation tasks, as well as fool around games such as Elite.The Sinclair ZX80 and ZX81 were successful in being cheap, but they unsuccessful at being utilitarian or usable. Most buyers would have been improved off saving up for something better, or watchful for the attainment of the Commodore 64 or in truth Sinclair"s own Spectrum.Jack Schofield, Guardian computer editor

Is Charles Veley the world"s most-travelled man? Travel The Observer

Charles Veley in Nepal

Charles Veley in Nepal. Photograph: Charles Veley

One of the things Charles Veley, the world"s most-travelled man, has detected is that there is regularly a bar. There was a club on Palmyra Atoll, south west of Hawaii (population: 8); there was a club on Willis Island in the Coral Sea, off the seashore of Queensland (population: 4). Ten mins after he and I have arrived in Heligoland (population: a couple of hundred solidified Germans, and us) we are, therefore, sitting in a one-roomed pub, advertised by a enormous wooden herring outside, and congested inside with Dutch and German and English nautical knick-knackery. It is midday, and we have been on the highway for 4 hours: primary by car from Hamburg by haze and a snowstorm to an airstrip at Uetersen. Then by eight-seater plane, that took off in a perturbing feet of snow, to an island called Dune. Then by roiling packet opposite to here, Heligoland, holy land. It feels something similar to a event for the violent and the desperate, and Veley, a orderly groomed, 44-year-old American, has been on the surveillance for signs and wonders.

"This is square of my style," he tells me, gesturing around the bar. "Heligoland: I had no thought about it. So when we got here I waited for something. I saw this square of paper in the window observant Eiergrog – "Egg grog" – and it looked interesting, so I walked past the big wooden fish and came in. My truth for transport is this: regularly plan as if you are going to do a Japanese-style debate and each second is accounted for. But on arrival, desert all that and do whatever feels right. Eiergrog felt right. And you transport in, there is a flattering lady at the behind of the bar, and you begin to assimilate the place."

Iris, the flattering girl, has usually placed dual Eiergrogs on the list in front of us: hot, rum-based, raw-egg drinks whisked in to a froth. Iris came here 6 years ago to do a anniversary pursuit from Berlin, met a man, and stayed. "It is," she says, nodding at the swirling snow outside, the boarded-up beach huts and emporium fronts, "better in summer." She has right afar met an additional man and plans to follow him to Australia. There is one alternative unreformed alcoholic in the bar, an 87-year-old declared Mr. Westerhaus, sipping eyeglasses of prohibited gin. He has a daughter in East Anglia and was, he says, a air call signaller here for U-boats during the war. He had so majority great memories he came behind when he retired.

Veley, who slips simply in and out of German, has stories for both Iris and Mr. Westerhaus; he has been to all the places they have been. In fact, as it fast becomes apparent, he has been to all the places any one has been. Heligoland is series 806 on Veley"s list of visited "countries". He ticked off all the 193 UN-recognised nations eight years ago, and given afterwards he has been pciking up islands and atolls, provinces and protectorates. These days he runs a website called Most Traveled People, that has 8,000 members, mostly, similar to him, "competitive travellers", trade stories about Mizoram, Kingman Reef and Rio Muni. He determined it, he suggests, in an try to move a little cold to these travellers" tales, to rationalize the globe"s possibilities (and, you imagine, to publicize his own rare wanderlust).

It hasn"t, he concedes, regularly worked out similar to that. The universe of rival travelling is, well, zero if not competitive. For a start, determining what is and what isn"t a apart "country" – "a dissimilar geographical, ethnological or domestic entity" – threatens to spin roughly a full-time pursuit in itself. Border disputes are rife. "People put brazen nominations and I pick up those," he says. "And whatever has the majority nominations becomes a candidate, and afterwards there is a choosing by casting votes process. Spain and France and Italy and multiform others are right afar widely separated in to semi-autonomous regions. So it"s removing tougher…" He doubts anyone, not even himself, will ever get the total list (which right afar stands at 871). "We are regularly adding new places. And there are already a little unequivocally formidable places out there. Like Scott Island, a New Zealand island toward Antarctica; usually 6 people have ever landed on it." He says this with a certain frustration.

Beyond the try to quantify all the world"s remotest corners, there are additionally ongoing qualitative arguments, often about what is meant by the word "visit". Some travellers insist you contingency outlay a night in a place; a little disagree it is sufficient to revisit a shower there; "others," Veley suggests, rather wearily, "will contend you have to nap on a play ground dais or do it for less than $10 to have it real. And a little people hold you contingency have cocktails at Annabelle"s or wherever…" Veley has attempted to move a little sequence to this area, too. Just in contact with down whilst on a craft is not enough; Most Traveled People requires a sketch or a pass stamp or a credit label receipt. He recently, he says, privately tangible the smallest mandate of what constitutes a "landing" on the North Sea island of Rockall (of shipping foresee fame).

He"d had a go at Rockall once before, with his friend, the clubbable orphan Ben Fogle, but the continue had been as well wily and they had incited their sailboat back. This time, with a opposite group, he set off from Benbecula, and it was beautiful, ease sailing for dual days. When they got to Rockall, however, even in those undiluted conditions, it was not transparent usually how they competence land. "The bloat is 7 metres, maybe," Veley recalls, "and the stone has perfect sides all spin with absolute eddies underneath them." Veley and his associate travellers circled the stone for half a day, watchful for a shift in the sea. "We in the future motionless to have a go at one dilemma that was a bit some-more hilly and had a dress of thick kelp trustworthy to it," he says. Among the organisation was a photographer from Stornoway, who donned a wetsuit and jumped on a surfboard. "He timed the swell, grabbed the kelp, found the crag and hauled himself up," Veley says, "and we were all entertaining wildly." Then it was Veley"s turn. It took him ages to get the wetsuit on. The bloat seemed even wilder. He plunged in. "I found the kelp, timed the surge, grabbed the crag, stood up on Rockall for may be one and a half seconds prior to the subsequent call crashed over and knocked me true behind in to the sea. But that counts, for sure…"

We sequence dual some-more Eiergrogs.

Charles Veley grew up in Brooklyn and never left the United States until he was 18. His relatives separate up when he was young; income was parsimonious and didn"t magnify to unfamiliar holidays. Veley recalls sitting as a child in the driver"s chair of his father"s car with the Rand McNally map on his knees, formulation trips from seashore to seashore in his head, devising himself regularly on the open road.

His primary attempts at shun came when he was sponsored by his computer scholarship grade at Harvard by the Officer Training Corps of the US Air Force; this was the epoch of Top Gun and foe for places was intense. Veley surfaced his year as a trainee warrior commander prior to being at once forsaken from the programme when a slight healing detected a notation injure on his retina. By that time he was pulling jets out of tailspins and devising 10 years stationed in remote air bases.

He responded to the violence by receiving a moody over to the UK to see a little friends at Cambridge, and from there his mania to transport began. He took a Eurail pass and was bending by the possibility. The last time he was in this square of Germany he got off at Hamburg sight hire and went using spin locale perplexing to eat a hamburger. "I had never left the States and astonishing there were borders, pass stamps..." Romance was a square of it, the awaiting of astonishing encounters. "I had a three-week manager pass around Britain, too," he recalls. "I unequivocally longed for to go to Dorset given I desired Thomas Hardy, and I longed for to go to Scotland. I recollect being in this overnight manager from Birmingham up to the Highlands and there was this redheaded lady sitting subsequent to me. And I recollect sort of in the center of the night we were snogging suddenly. I had a lot of engaging chair friends on coaches."

When he returned to the States, Veley assimilated with a little friends in sourroundings up a association formulating program that delivered commercial operation intelligence, assisting retailers to assimilate the shopping patterns of consumers. He worked 100-hour weeks and managed a little long-haul transport when he could. In 1999 the company, MicroStrategy, floated on the ballooning Nasdaq and the share cost appearance at $333. Veley had 500,000 shares. He was about to get married, he was 35, and he motionless to retire.

"I"d regularly had a idea to verbalise five languages," he says. "I was study French, German and Italian at night school, and afterwards I thought: given do this? Why not go and live in these places instead? So my mother Kimberly and I went and did a year abroad – this was 2000. We got dual round-the-world tickets and we lived in France and afterwards Germany and afterwards we went down to South Africa, and the embankment down there usually blew my mind. I realised we could go to Malawi, Botswana. And afterwards we took an additional year and went to South America. And afterwards I schooled about the Travelers" Century Club, that has an entrance spin of 100 countries." At the same time he was removing some-more and some-more meddlesome in round-the-world tickets. "If you unequivocally get in to the mechanics of them," he says, "you can fly primary or commercial operation and compensate majority less than economy, and that appealed to the computer side of me, obscure over algorithms."

Along the way, whilst he was in Tasmania, Veley detected by branch on the TV that he was no longer a multimillionaire: the MicroStrategy share cost had crashed to 40 cents, but he was as well far left in his travelling to spin back. He figured the shares would rebound back. He requisitioned a little some-more flights. It was when he and his mother were on the proceed to Hong Kong from Korea and he became vehement when he realised they could stop in Taiwan for 4 hours that he knew he was hooked.

For a couple of years after that Veley averaged around 100 countries per year. Some trips were some-more fit than others. He flew to the South Pole in 2003 and took in Argentinian, Australian, British, Chilean, French, New Zealand and Norwegian territories but withdrawal the same mark – all countries encountering a singular vegetable patch of land. The share cost did convene somewhat, and he spent, he reckons, some-more than $1m on craft tickets and freighter passages and sailboat charters: 1m miles of transport in usually 3 years, that took in each place you could name, and copiousness you couldn"t: Malyj Vysotskij Island, Zil Elwannyen Sesel, Ogasawara.

For majority of that time, Veley"s mother accompanied him, clocking up 200 countries herself, but in 2004 they had their primary child, and right afar they have three, elderly six, 4 and two, all autumn births given the Antarctic scrutiny deteriorate ends in February, and by that time Veley had in all been afar from home for some-more than 3 months. He insists that given his young kids have been innate family has been his priority, but he still pursues his unfit itinerary. When we encounter he is mid by a 16-stop round-the-world ticket, en track home for a week in San Francisco to catch the finish of Valentine"s Day and take the young kids off to Disneyland. Then he has a range of Argentina to collect.

Veley is revelation me all of this whilst we ramble rather aimlessly in the snow and knifing cold, fortified by Eiergrog, up to the high point of Heligoland, past a sheer geometric church to a cliff peaked with air call masts and unaware stone stacks cleared by the ocean. He takes it all in but as well majority comment. He doesn"t pick up souvenirs, or take photos over the peculiar snap on his iPhone, or jot down notes. Never does.

I"m intrigued, of course, by his motivation, but he can"t insist the mania majority solely in the blandest conditions – explanation certain that you are possibly a clergyman or an adventurer, but frequency both. "If you wish to have a finish worldview you have to go everywhere," he"ll say. "Every place you clarity something new." Or: "It"s an investment in hold up experience. Whenever I encounter anyone, no make a difference where they are from, I can regularly describe to them." Or: "While I"m alive I usually wish to see as majority of the universe as I can. I"m organised; I have a computer background." When I discuss the environmental stroke of his travels, he brushes the subject aside. "I caring about the sourroundings usually similar to you," he says.

The plea itself is infrequently sufficient of a motivation. Palmyra Atoll (population: 8; bars: One) is confirmed by Nature Conservancy in the US. In his enquiries about how he competence get there, Veley was referred to a lady declared Nancy at the Conservancy offices in Vermont. She referred to to him that the usually people who ever got to go to Palmyra Atoll were those who done at slightest a "six-figure grant to Nature Conservancy". To Veley this was fighting talk. "I can be utterly persistent," he says, on forlorn Heligoland, with a grade of understatement. In the finish he franchised a vessel out of Hawaii with a couple of others to share the cost. "We eventually arrived at Palmyra a little days later," he recalls. "The club is a cheap wooden make up built thirty years ago and yachties had created things on the walls. I wrote a "Poem to Nancy": "Palmyra is nice/great palm trees and sand/please reduce the price/from one hundred grand…""

It seems roughly surplus to ask Veley about his prime places, though from time to time – he has a weirdly correct mental recall for names and events – he will indicate how he had a excellent time on St Kilda, or he"ll let outing that everybody loves nation and horse opera song on Pitcairn. The strangest place he"s ever been was the "conference room" in between North and South Korea, in Panmunjom, dual nations staring at each other. The scariest: Afghanistan on the primary anniversary of 9/11. He once done a list of all the misfortune things that had happened to him: the time a tree frog urinated on his front in Tortuguero, or when his dug-out capsized in the Zambezi, between hippos, or when he waited for 3 days for a vessel out of Yuletide Island, and when it arrived he went to deliver himself to the captain prior to their 1,000-mile excursion usually to find him drunk, stoned, exposed and masturbating in his cabin.

The urge to transport to Veley"s extent, a kind of courtesy necessity on a tellurian scale, has a healing diagnosis: dromomania, the mania to new experiences, the without a country neurosis. He"s a extraordinary case, though. While majority dromomaniacs are henceforth married to the road, Veley is both secure and adrift, unequivocally settled, he insists, and roughly henceforth travelling.

His rivals – scarcely all of them acquaintances – have infrequently claimed that what Veley does is not unequivocally transport at all: it"s as well systematic, there"s no abyss to it, not sufficient danger. He became accessible with John Clouse, who for majority years was the Guinness universe jot down hilt as the majority trafficked man (before Guinness motionless to desert the category, as there were as well majority opposing criteria). Clouse, a counsel from Indiana, went by 6 marriages prior to his genocide dual years ago at 82. "He tended to find a new mother and transport with her, and afterwards she would realize what was involved," Veley explains.

About three-quarters of the travellers on his website are men, though the "leaderboard" used to embody a lady who claimed all sorts of implausible journeys. She had claimed, for example, that she had been to Mount Athos, the Greek friar state in to that usually males are allowed, arguing that when she was a lady her father had cut her hair short and taken her in. Veley asked for explanation of a little of her exploits and she rught afar private herself. The list right afar shows a man declared Bill Altaffer somewhat forward of Veley, but though Veley doesn"t disbelief Altaffer"s "been all over the place" he suggests that Altaffer refuses to regularly yield the justification required, and that their paths don"t cranky as well often, and "it is, I guess," Veley says, "not value worrying as well majority about".

One of the things that his years of watchful for planes and boats has taught him is that, try as you might, you can"t force situations. "I recollect on my primary Euro outing it was late afternoon and I was in Rome and I couldn"t go in the Vatican given I was wearing shorts. I recollect thinking: this is the usually possibility I will ever have. I was wrong." The primary time he attempted to get to the North Pole on an icebreaker from Svalbard they got stranded in the ice at 86 and a entertain degrees latitude. He went behind the subsequent year and done it. "Things will come spin again" is his mantra. His usually assets, he suggests – beyond, that is, his monetary resources – are calm and consideration in negotiating the world"s officialdom. To that I would supplement a certain sure clarity of restlessness, of giving the sense of being on the proceed somewhere else, of nowhere being a last destination.

On the vessel behind to the airstrip on Dune we find ourselves in the cabin of the Heligoland packet with half a dozen German men in their sixties, who crop up to have been at the Eiergrog all day. Discovering we verbalise English they launch in to a rousing version of "What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor" as the small vessel pitches opposite the bay. They come here each year, one of the some-more solemn members of the organisation explains to me as we proceed the airstrip. Have been you do so for 40 years, regularly this week end in February, regularly this place. "Nothing changes. Friends, the same. Heligoland, the same. That"s how we similar to it," he says. Charles Veley joins in with the singing, files afar the experience neatly, but I"m guessing he is additionally formulation what to do after in Hamburg, and meditative about tomorrow morning"s flight, and the one after, and the one after that. Novelty can have the own monotony, too.

Charles Veley"s tip tips

Favourite all-round destination: Lord Howe Island (370 miles easterly of Australia)

Favourite country: I love them all

Best cuisine: Thai

Worst cuisine: Turkmenistan

Favourite bar: Hemingway Hotel Ritz, Paris

Favourite airline: Singapore for long-haul; Virgin America for domestic

Best airport: Hong Kong

Secret to violence jet lag: Travel westwards

Most underrated traveller attraction: majority World Heritage Sites

Most overrated traveller attraction: South of France in August

Best beach: Anywhere on the north seaside of Kauai, Hawaii

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Tories held up in new immigration charge UK headlines The Observer

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Conservative Party personality David Cameron (right), accompanied by shade unfamiliar cabinet part of William Hague, arrives at the Metropole Hotel in Brighton, East Sussex, for the Conservative Party Spring Conference. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

David Cameron"s Tories were indicted last night of dog-whistle governing body after the Conservative personality appeared on the front of flyers observant the floodgates had been non-stop to mass immigration. Critics contend the flyers are alarmist and dubious since they indicate boundary could be imposed on entrants from EU countries such as Poland.

Last night, the party"s frontbench was forced to area itself from the hard-hitting material, that was put out underneath the name of Cameron"s home affairs spokesman, Andrew Rosindell. It bears a design of both men, says that immigration has caused a race explosion, and declares "we simply cannot go on similar to this".

Circulated in Rosindell"s Romford constituency, it additionally suggests that the Tories would levy new transitory controls on the right of nationals of the new EU part of states to work in the UK. Such controls already exist for Bulgaria and Romania, but retrospective boundary on alternative eastern European states, such as Poland and the Czech Republic, would be bootleg underneath EU law.

The element came to light as Cameron rebuilt for a consequential debate to the Tory open discussion in Brighton today, at that he will try to retreat a unemployment in celebration spirit caused by flourishing doubt over the party"s citation and a tumble in the opinion-poll ratings with usually weeks to go prior to a ubiquitous election.

The anxiety to "floodgates" being non-stop has echoes of Margaret Thatcher"s argumentative anxiety in 1979 to Asian immigrants "swamping" the nation – cursed at the time as justification of her party"s anti-immigrant bias.

Phil Woolas, apportion for immigration, pronounced last night: "It is deeply insane for David Cameron"s shade home bureau apportion to be looming on element utilizing this sort of dog-whistle politics. Of course, we need in effect immigration policies – that is since we introduced the points-based complement – but creation dubious claims similar to this is dangerous and wrong."

The Liberal Democrats" home affairs spokesman, Chris Huhne, said: "These flyers fool around to people"s misfortune fears in an alarmist and inflammatory manner. The inner Conservatives should be abashed of themselves and I goal the inhabitant celebration will disassociate itself from this."

The pamphlet, that facilities dual Conservatives of Asian ethnicity, additionally declares that "foreign criminals should be private from Britain" and facilities cinema of "hate preachers" Abu Hamza and Omar Bakri Muhammad.

Rosindell pronounced last night: "I did not write or authorize this councillors" flyer. Immigration is an critical issue but, as David Cameron has done clear, we contingency be clever with both the contribution and the denunciation we use. This flyer falls short on both counts, and I shall be indicating that out to the councillors." However, the element settled that it was "promoted" by the MP.

Meanwhile, Loanna Morrison, the Conservative impending parliamentary claimant for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, who is black, posted a argumentative square on the domestic blog, Conservativehome. "Britain is full, declares Nick Griffin at each opportunity, and he is right," she wrote.

In a promote on YouTube yesterday Cameron, who is underneath complicated vigour from tools of his celebration to concentration on immigration and taxation cuts, insisted he would not surge to the right to try to win votes. "It"s for us to be both complicated and radical. Not to go behind to the old ways and not to fool around it safe." Last night, the Tory right mounted a uninformed direct for extreme taxation cuts that Cameron is doubtful to be means to deliver. Tory MEP Daniel Hannan hosted an eventuality called the Brighton Tea Party, declared after the Tea Party transformation in the US, that has collected outrageous open antithesis to high taxation.

There was additionally shocking headlines for Cameron as a new Ipsos MORI check for the Observer showed some-more people (29%) believed that Labour "stands for the things you hold in" than the Tories (27%). More people additionally thought of themselves as Labour (32%) than Conservative (30%), with 15% subsidy the Liberal Democrats. Earlier this week, Ipsos MORI showed the altogether Tory lead had slipped to usually 5% between people sure to vote.Cameron"s aides played down the thought that immigration would be at the heart of the party"s choosing debate but the personality is expected to receptive to advice a nationalistic note in today"s speech. "It is an choosing wer have a nationalistic avocation to win since this nation is in such a disaster we have to sort it out," he will say. Yesterday the shade chancellor George Osborne reliable that there would be an puncture bill inside of 50 days of a new regressive supervision and he would cut commercial operation taxes.

For the party"s grassroots immigration is key and they wish to set up on comments done by Cameron last month. He betrothed the celebration would drastically revoke net immigration levels by commanding a top – to forestall the race rising on top of 70m.

The Tory personality would not mention a series but pronounced he longed for to see the turn at the "tens of thousands" of the early 1990s. Then net immigration was around 50,000 compared to 160,000 in 2008.

Tim Montgomerie, editor of Conservativehome, pronounced it was a renouned message: "I have oral to someone comparison in executive bureau who pronounced some-more and some-more people were asking to put immigration on leaflets, and they were being authorised to do so."

One MP certified the issue was apropos a distinct one. "In 2001 it wasn"t induction at all. This time it is gathering up continually on the doorstep," he said.

Yesterday, a Whitehall source pronounced the Romford prospectus showed Cameron was losing an inner conflict in the celebration and warned: "If possibly celebration confirm to pull the symbol on immigration afterwards the usually customer will be Nick Griffin and the BNP."

Debra Medina, new star of America"s right, is banishment up the competition for Texas administrator World headlines The Observer

Debra Medina

Texas Republican claimant Debra Medina at a press discussion in Houston this month. Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP

Lytle is a blink-and-you"ll-miss-it kind of town, one of hundreds that dot the immeasurable prosaic ranchlands of southern Texas. A allegation of houses by the main main road in in between San Antonio and Laredo. Population: 2,383. The initial streets usually got paved here in the years after the second universe war. A sewage complement took a small longer, not being built until the 1960s. In short, Lytle, Texas, has never been big sufficient to have most stroke on the governing body of the Lone Star state. And couple of Texas politicians have ever paid most courtesy to it.

Until Debra Medina, that is. When Medina breezed in to Lytle"s village gymnasium the locals found themselves confronted with a Texan version of Sarah Palin. She wore a pointy carmine dress suit, librarian-style eyeglasses and a puffed-up hairdo. More than 60 Lytle residents had collected to encounter her, a large assembly on a weekday at 11am for a Republican initial choosing in the competition to be Texas governor. Medina has turn a domestic materialisation in Texas. Emerging as a genuine star of the rightwing populist Tea Party movement, she delivers a burning summary of slicing taxes and the extermination of roughly all forms of sovereign government, and issues apocalyptic warnings that President Obama is receiving America down a sleazy slant to Soviet-style communism.

It"s working. Previously unheard of by the immeasurable infancy of Texans, Medina has set the competition for administrator on fire, upsetting the initial competition in in between the incumbent, Rick Perry, and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Those collected to see Medina in Lytle desired her. Young and old, men and women, Latino and white, listened with watchful courtesy as she summarized her bulletin and asked them to at the back of her in this week"s initial turn of voting. If she can kick Hutchison in to second place, she can secure a runoff opposite Perry. That would lift the probability – faraway but genuine – of a Tea Party romantic capturing the supervision of the second greatest state in America. The Tea Party transformation would have left from being a garland of ragtag protesters to streamer one of the largest singular economies in the world. "If we can shift governing body as common in Texas, afterwards we can shift governing body as common opposite America. This is not usually about Texas, but about becoming opposite the total country," Medina told the Observer prior to addressing her supporters in Lytle.

She is not alone in that ambition. Across America alternative impassioned possibilities have emerged on the Republican right to defence informed celebration total with a burning brew of Tea Party-inspired populism. In Arizona, Senator John McCain is confronting a difficult re-election quarrel opposite a former congressman, JD Hayworth, who has voiced open doubts as to either Obama was innate a bona fide American citizen. In Florida the assuage Republican governor, Charlie Crist, is lagging unequivocally bad in his own initial choosing to rightwing challenger Marco Rubio, who has the subsidy of internal Tea Party groups.

On the right of US politics, this is big stuff. Instead of forcing mainstream Republicans to woo them for their votes, the rightwingers are right afar behest for power. It is an try at series that could have outrageous definition for America and the world, generally since the catastrophic display of Democrats in new polls and elections. Medina knows this. After her debate she finished with a defence to her audience. "We can win this race," she said, afterwards hold up her palm and squeezed dual fingers together. "It is this close."

Later that night, at a firemen"s organisation gymnasium in the most incomparable city of San Antonio, Medina"s face stared down from a outrageous shade as she delivered a prolonged process monologue. To her assembly she was the unequivocally discord of investiture power: a drastic revolutionary, out to fall short supervision and move energy to the people. "She is not a career politician. Everything she is observant will have Texas improved than what it is," pronounced Sergeant Shawn Mendoza, 30, a maestro of 3 tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. A couple of mins after the flesh-and-blood version of Medina entered the hall. She got a station acclaim prior to she had pronounced a word.

She began her branch debate again, still wearing the outfit she had in Lytle. But when it comes to speeches Medina is no Sarah Palin. She has no need to write on her palm to recollect her articulate points. Instead her debate was a formidable travel by her impassioned anti-government philosophy, citing sources as sundry as the Austrian propagandize of economics, St Augustine and complicated French philosophers. She pronounced she longed for to get absolved of skill taxes and concede Texans to do whatever they longed for with anything they owned, either that was dig for oil or set up an extension. There was, she said, no inherent basement for a sovereign Department of Education or an Environmental Protection Agency or the Federal Reserve. Texas should claim the rights roughly as a nation-state, determining over the own National Guard units. The contempt for supervision was visceral. The American way, she said, was simple. "There are dual rights necessary to freedom: in isolation skill and gun ownership."

Such thoughts find fruitful belligerent in Texas. This state has regularly had a swaggering, eccentric strain and a be vexed for as well most laws. Medina was innate on a plantation nearby the small locale of Beeville in south Texas. She speaks with a modest Texas accent and worked as a helper prior to entering governing body at county turn in the 1990s. Her bid for administrator was mostly abandoned by the media as she crisscrossed the state for thirteen months, on vacation small locale after small town. Gradually she crept up in the polls and forced her approach in to the televised debates, where she achieved strongly. Campaign income began to flow in. One check puts her as high as 24%, usually at the back of Hutchison and inside of reach of catching her and forcing Perry in to a runoff.

Medina believes she is not unequivocally in third place, citing the actuality that the polls usually write prior Republican initial voters, since she is bringing in thousands of new supporters. "I feel fantastic. I think we can win this," she pronounced in Lytle.

Only once has Medina slipped up – in an talk she gave to the regressive air wave host Glenn Beck. On his show Medina was asked if she thought the US supervision competence have had a purpose in the 9/11 militant attacks. She replied: "I don"t." She afterwards went on to enhance disastrously on that answer. "I don"t have all the justification there… I think a small unequivocally great questions have been lifted in that regard. There are a small unequivocally great arguments and I think the American people have not seen all the justification there, so I have not taken a on all sides on that," shesaid.

Those comments supposing plenty ammunition for her domestic rivals. Her impetus brazen in the polls was halted and a small of her advances chipped away. The usually time Medina appeared weakened in Lytle or San Antonio was when a lady in the assembly referred to the Beck talk and asked her if she was a "Truther", in anxiety to the swindling speculation that the supervision planted bombs to blow up the World Trade Centre. Medina looked perplexed and proposed to answer prior to observant suddenly: "No! No!" and relocating on to a new question.

But such areas are the home belligerent of the Tea Party movement. At roughly any Tea Party eventuality it is easy to encounter Truthers or Birthers or those who hold Obama is a broom closet Stalinist or a Nazi or a Muslim fundamentalist or in truth all 3 together, no make a difference how blindingly paradoxical such ideology are. In San Antonio one part of of the assembly wore an Oath Keepers T-shirt. Oath Keepers are a organisation of veterans, soldiers or military officers who fright their own supervision is about to conflict the American people or turn up conservatives in to thoroughness camps. The promise they have sworn to keep is to exclude to conform such orders. That sort of thing stays a elemental complaint for the politicians from the Tea Party looking high office.

Calvin Jillson, a domestic scientist at Dallas"s Southern Methodist University, believes the Tea Party can be accepted as the ultimate in a prolonged line of explosions of domestic fury in America. They embody the Populist celebration that won elections in multiform states during the 1890s retrogression and the millions who voted for Ross Perot"s presidential candidacy in the 1990s. "These things occur but they bake out similar to a level fire. We are in the center of it right right afar but when the economy picks up it will blur away," Jillson said.

Yet the throng in Lytle could not see any pointer of mercantile recovery. Their fury did not feel similar to it would blur away. "I"m so mad, it"s similar to nipping nails," pronounced Lytle business woman Priscilla Squires, 60. She saw this week"s initial as the begin of elemental shift in America, whilst the experts contend Medina"s Tea Party will pile-up opposite the barricades of the list box. They are probably right. Yet Texas has regularly been a small different. "I don"t think a Medina win is likely," pronounced Jillson "But zero is impossible. This is Texas after all."