The move shocked and dismayed some relatives of the victims of the massacre, who now must endure potentially harrowing trial. Tarrant, 28, will go to trial on 4 May, 2020 with the prosecution saying it is likely the case will last six weeks. Christchurch massacre: Brenton Tarrant pleads not guilty to all charges Read more“The court endeavours to bring serious criminal cases to trial within a year of arrest,” wrote Justice Cameron Mander. If Tarrant had pleaded guilty, he would then have faced a sentencing hearing, though this would not have happened immediately. “It’s difficult to estimate [how long it would take] but if he had pleaded guilty it obviously would have been quicker,” said Tinsley.
June 14, 2019 05:15 UTC
These are subjects that preoccupy London’s 59 Productions, whose Invisible Cities will transform Mayfield depot. This is most visible through “projection-mapping” spectaculars at buildings such as the Sydney Opera House and Bilbao’s Guggenheim museum. Polo spends much of his time describing fantastical civilisations and cities to Khan, in an attempt to explain the outside world to this cosseted ruler. Facebook Twitter Pinterest A 59 Productions installation at the 2017 Edinburgh festival. • Invisible Cities is at Mayfield, Fairfield St, Manchester M1 2QF, 2-6 July and 10-14 July• The Guardian is a media partner of Manchester international festival.
June 14, 2019 05:03 UTC
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Madonna appearing on American Bandstand in 1984. I mean,” she smiles, “eventually you get used to it.”Facebook Twitter Pinterest Madonna performs as Madame X at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel. As she talks, I keep catching myself thinking: bloody hell, that’s Madonna. And they’re untouchable.”Facebook Twitter Pinterest In Bed With Madonna, 1991. I mean, being super-famous or super-rich was never my goal.”Facebook Twitter Pinterest Madonna Photograph: Steven KleinHang on a minute: you said you wanted to rule the world.
June 14, 2019 05:01 UTC
By practising mindfulness, individual freedom is supposedly found within “pure awareness”, undistracted by external corrupting influences. The internalisation of focus for mindfulness practice also leads to other things being internalised, from corporate requirements to structures of dominance in society. It is a fundamental tenet of neoliberal mindfulness, that the source of people’s problems is found in their heads. We are told that if we practice mindfulness, and get our individual lives in order, we can be happy and secure. This is how neoliberal mindfulness promotes an individualistic vision of human flourishing, enticing us to accept things as they are, mindfully enduring the ravages of capitalism.
June 14, 2019 05:01 UTC
The wooden cladding had been treated so that it would take 30 minutes before a fire could take hold. “There’s another Grenfell in the post and it is going to land on your door. Nobody has been held accountable and police investigations into potential manslaughter and health and safety violations aren’t expected until 2021. There’s an obscenity to the Tory leadership race, in which candidates parade their tax-cutting credentials when the need for more social housing, safety inspectors and housing officers is so painfully evident. So long as a similar tragedy could happen tomorrow, the answer is a shameful no.
June 14, 2019 05:00 UTC
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Donald Trump announces his candidacy at Trump Tower in New York City. In the days following Trump’s announcement, it emerged that the Trump campaign had paid people $50 to attend the event. “There was a lot of just random curiosity happening.”Charlotte Alter, as well, was far from a veteran political correspondent when she covered Trump’s launch. But at the campaign launch, he took a different tack. Before the speech, Trump’s fledgling campaign staff had circulated planned remarks, Alter said, but Trump quickly went off script.
June 14, 2019 05:00 UTC
Japan were lacklustre in their surprise draw with Argentina and need to lift themselves against Scotland today Lucy Nicholson/ReutersThe Japanese word nadeshiko refers to a pink carnation found in the country’s mountains. It also describes a romanticised idea of Japanese womanhood: silent, still and picture-perfect. Somewhat incongruous, then, that nadeshiko is the nickname of the national football team who, eight years ago, were world champions. Far from delicate mountain blossoms, Nadeshiko were tenacious and powerful. They also became a focal point of national hope and optimism, as their victory came just months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Tokyo…
June 13, 2019 23:48 UTC
Workers at the port of Qingdao. China’s dispute with America has raised fears around the world STR/AFP/GETTY IMAGESWorld leaders must unite to take “urgent and drastic action” to protect the global trading system, Liam Fox warned last night. In an online posting, the secretary of state for international trade and president of the Board of Trade outlined how the dispute between the United States and China, protectionism and political deadlock were threatening to overwhelm the World Trade Organisation, which oversees trade regulations. The minister said the body, which is an intergovernmental forum with 164 member states, “now faces one of the biggest tests since its establishment and, with all its functions under strain, it could become an existential crisis”. Dr Fox also criticised the leaders of the G20 group of nations for failing to tackle “neither the scale nor urgency of the…
June 13, 2019 23:14 UTC
Q We have been told the rear extension of the house we are buying lacks planning permission and building regulations approval. Is it too risky to go ahead with the purchase? A A number of different time limits apply to local authority action for breaches of planning or building control. Under section 171B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 a council usually has four years to take planning enforcement action involving unauthorised building works, and ten years to act where there are other breaches of planning controls. Prosecutions for breach of planning controls under section 35 of the Building Act 1984 may only be brought within two years of the work being completed, and section 36 planning contravention notices can only be given…
June 13, 2019 23:08 UTC
Rural spotGreat Henny, EssexWhat you get The interior of this classic 1770s farmhouse features an exposed timber frame, lead windows and brick inglenook fireplaces. The three-acre grounds include a one-bedroom cottage, a studio, two barns, a swimming pool and a tennis court. The main house has five bedrooms, two reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room and two bathrooms. In the Stour Valley on the Essex-Suffolk border, three miles south of Sudbury. Upside It’s in a hidden-away rural spot and has country-club facilities.
Wood has struggled with injury and may be given time to recuperate PAUL CHILDS/ACTION IMAGESMark Wood is a doubt for England’s crucial World Cup match against West Indies at Southampton today. England were forced to train indoors again yesterday because of rain and Wood has been unable to test the joint before England’s fourth game of the tournament. “We haven’t bowled for a few days so it depends how he feels when he bowls,” Eoin Morgan, the captain, said. “It’s just soreness, not an injury. But, with all fast bowlers you have to…
It will come as no surprise to those drenched in recent downpours that this month could be one of the wettest Junes on record. The bookmaker Coral makes it odds-on at 1-2 for a record amount of rainfall. Yesterday drivers were rescued from cars stranded in floodwater and commuters abandoned travel plans because of road and rail closures. According to the Met Office the UK’s wettest June was in 2012, when an average of 149mm of rain fell. The soggiest part of the country yesterday was Chillingham…
Evgeny Lebedev controls the Evening Standard, but 30 per cent is now held by companies controlled by a Saudi investor Dominic Lipinski/PAThe culture secretary is minded to investigate the sale of 30 per cent stakes in the Evening Standard and Independent to an investor with “strong links” to the Saudi Arabian state. Yesterday Jeremy Wright, 46, said that he was inclined to issue an intervention notice on public interest grounds into two deals that gave companies controlled by Mohamed Abuljadayel, a Saudi investor, a large minority holding in the publishers. The Evening Standard, edited by George Osborne, is controlled by Evgeny Lebedev, 39, son of the Russian businessman Alexander Lebedev. In 2017 Mr Abuljadayel acquired his holding in Independent Digital News and Media and soon after invested in the Evening Standard. In a letter to Lebedev Holdings Limited Mr Wright raised concerns over the “lack of…
Who Should Get to Stay in the UK? BBC Two★★★★☆Death Row: Countdown to ExecutionITV★★★☆☆I vaguely expected Who Should Get to Stay in the UK? to show us the Home Office dispensing stony judgments from on high and distressed people being shown the door. Thus far, slow bureaucracy aside, the UK was looking pretty fair. Rashed, 30, had come from Bangladesh on a student visa, but six months in was found to have aggressive Crohn’s disease.