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Volatile is the new normal for unpredictable European elections | Politics

Next month’s EU poll is almost impossible to call as party loyalties crumble and voters look left, right and beyondThe likelihood that Ukraine will elect a comedian as president this weekend is no laughing matter for serious students of European politics fretting over the outcome of next month’s EU parliamentary elections. The expected victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a policy-free parvenu who leads the incumbent, Petro Poroshenko, by 35 points could be seen as the ultimate triumph for the anti-p...

Rosie Lowe on 'vodka in the park', sex therapy and neo-soul | Music

The musician probes big questions of love and faith on her new albumWalking into Rosie Lowe’s south London flat – a converted workshop, no less – is like stepping into a Kevin McCloud fantasy. On the hallway ceiling hangs a pulley clothes dryer Lowe whittled, while the second bedroom, complete with hidden pull-out bed, wasn’t part of the original structure – Lowe erected the partition wall herself, the space doubling up as an office for her director partner, Jake. The living room, meanwhile, hou...

Extreme conditions, loud birds and fresh food by boat – could you live on a remote island? | Environment

The wardens of Britain’s small islands talk about daily life with little more than thousands of puffins for company. By Patrick Barkham. Photographs by Alex IngramAfter supper, while Eddie Stubbings was washing up, huge flocks of puffins would come whirling past his kitchen window. Later, when the sun had finally dipped into the ocean, the Skomer night filled with the bizarre caterwauling of 350,000 pairs of manx shearwaters, which fly under the cover of darkness to burrows dotted across the sma...

Here’s a list of 49 Huawei devices getting EMUI 9.1

Huawei detailed some of the features available on its latest of the EMUI Android skin. As of this post, four Huawei devices are in the EMUI 9.1 Beta testing phase. The new version brings updated icon design, refined gesture controls, a new file system, and a more optimized overall experience. Thanks to a Huawei poster, we now know which Huawei and Honor devices will be getting the latest version of EMUI. Devices running on EMUI 9.1 Huawei Mate 20 Huawei Mate 20 Pro Hu...

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – live! | Football

Premier League updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-offBarney Ronay: Spurs should not follow Arsenal’s pathEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenning with your thoughts 11.30am BST And a pre-match Potch talk: “There’s a lot of work to do, the competition doesn’t wait and does not allow you to relax or enjoy this type of situation,” said Tottenham’s manager. “We need to be competitive on Saturday again. It is difficult to stop your mind and realise all that happened. We arrived back so late, tried to sleep ...

The Best Laptops For Business

These laptops have the reliability, performance, and battery life you need whether you're at your desk or flying across the country for a meeting, letting you to revel in a function-first approach. The post Time to grow up! Four laptops for the office professional appeared first on Digital Trends.

Afghan telecoms ministry hit by blast as attackers enter Kabul building | World news

Officials report gunfire as unknown attackers battle security forces in Afghan capital An explosion has hit the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul and unidentified attackers appear to have entered a multistorey building housing the communications ministry where they were battling security forces, officials have said.Gunfire could be clearly heard by witnesses in Kabul on Saturday, but the area around the site was cordoned off by security forces. Continue reading...

Karel Poborsky: ‘They put me into a coma. All my face muscles were paralysed’

The former Manchester United winger talks about a visit from Ferguson, his relationship with Beckham and the brain infection that could have killed him“If I arrived at the hospital one day later than I did, this interview would not happen. I arrived at the hospital too late to find out the root of the infection; they put me straight into a coma. After I woke up, they asked me what my name was and the seven times table. All of my face muscles were paralysed – it was an infection of the brain. I ...

Ferrari face tough questions and pressing need to do well in Baku | Sport

If the Scuderia are unable to challenge Mercedes in Azerbaijan it is difficult to see where they will be able toThe Ferrari team principal, Mattia Binotto, has been a picture of considered, affable and approachable calm this season. Indeed, in that respect his leadership has been a welcome breath of fresh air at the Scuderia. Come Formula One’s next round in Azerbaijan, though, it would be understandable if some nerves were beginning to jangle behind his Harry Potter spectacles. Ferrari are winl...

Hope amid tragedy: reaction to Lyra McKee's death is glimpse of another Northern Ireland | News

Vigil at Creggan estate in Derry, attended by Arlene Foster, carries message of moving forwardAn atrocity had befouled the city, shrouding it in shock and shame. And then there was a moment of beauty.Hundreds of people gathered at the Creggan estate in Derry on Friday afternoon to honour Lyra McKee, yards from where she was shot, in the sort of vigil all too familiar from the Troubles. Continue reading...

OnePlus 7 launch date to be announced on April 23

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has said that the company will announce the date of its next launch event on April 23. Lau hasn't revealed what this event will be about, but it's safe to say that it's going to be about the company's 2019 smartphones. Stay tuned next Tuesday for our launch event announcement 😁— Pete Lau (@petelau2007) April 19, 2019 OnePlus is tipped to launch the OnePlus 7 on May 14 alongside a Pro variant and a 5G model. The standard edition will look like last year's One...

Battle of Waterloo Bridge: a week of Extinction Rebellion protests | Environment

Group’s ongoing peaceful disruption in London is gaining it global attention and new membersOn Monday morning a strange sight appeared, edging its way through the buses, taxis and shoppers on Oxford Street in London.A bright pink boat, named Berta Cáceres after the murdered Honduran environmental activist, was being pulled carefully through the traffic, eventually coming to a halt in the middle of one of London’s busiest thoroughfares. Continue reading...

The dad who gave birth: ‘Being pregnant doesn't change me being a trans man’ | Society

Transitioning meant that Freddy McConnell finally felt comfortable in his skin. Then he began a quest to conceive and carry his own childFreddy McConnell takes out his phone and shows me a film of his baby snoring contentedly. Jack is gorgeous, with blond hair, blue eyes and heavy eyelids, and McConnell is the classic doting dad – albeit more hands-on than most. It’s a year since he gave birth to Jack, an experience he describes as life-changing. He has also made an intimate and moving film abou...

What lies beneath: Robert Macfarlane travels 'Underland' | Books

From prehistoric cave paintings to buried nuclear waste, underground spaces record how humans have lived. To explore Underland means voyaging into the deep past – and raises urgent questions about our planet’s futureWe live in an age of untimely surfacings. Across the Arctic, ancient methane deposits are leaking through “windows” in the Earth opened by thawing permafrost. In the forests of eastern Siberia a vast crater yawns in softening ground, swallowing thousands of trees; local Yakutian peop...

Yotam Ottolenghi’s dumpling recipes | Food

Try rich aubergine and ricotta balls or gnocchi with miso butter as mains, and finish with spiced rum and currant dumplings in a caramel sauceThere are two types of dumplings and, like my two children (who are also rather dumplingy), I love them both equally. I adore the stuffed ones – the dim sums and pierogis of this world – for the contrast between the springy casing and soft, steamy inside. The ball-shaped type – dumplings that are the same all the way through and puff up while they cook in ...

I love stories of badly-behaved houseguests – and Julian Assange has raised the bar | Hadley Freeman | Media

Surely no one is feeling any emotion as intensely as the happiness currently experienced by the staff, and especially the cleaners, at the Ecuador embassyEveryone knows that like fish, guests need chucking out after three days, and while other people’s awful relationship stories are always interesting, I’m far more fascinated with terrible overstaying houseguest stories. There is something about the shamelessness of such people that I find simultaneously repulsive and inspiring, probably because...

One church, two popes: why Catholicism is in crisis this Easter | Peter Stanford | Opinion

Pope Francis the reformer is being challenged by his conservative predecessor – who now has a far-right backing including Steve BannonIn his pre-Easter address to pilgrims gathering in Rome, Pope Francis highlighted Jesus’s words as he died on the cross on the first Good Friday: “Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do.” We all, the Argentinian pontiff stressed, need to find the courage to forgive those who have wronged us.Those remarks sparked speculation about who exactly Francis ...

The Guardian view on Lyra McKee’s murder: she should have been the future | Editorial | Opinion

The death of a young journalist at the hands of dissident republicans is a tragedy linked to the province’s ongoing political crisisThe murder of the 29-year-old Northern Irish journalist and author Lyra McKee late last night is a tragedy for those who knew her. But her shooting, during rioting in Derry, is of political as well as terrible personal significance. There could hardly be a starker warning that while the Troubles may have officially ended with the Good Friday agreement 21 years ago, ...

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