World media - cs Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved. Sun, 27 May 2018 11:36:48 -1000 Sun, 27 May 2018 11:36:48 -1000 - AktualneWorld media RSS kanál - Poslední zprávy - poslední články, zprávy a aktuality s tématem World media. Aktuální zpravodajství vždy na serveru - Prehled zpravodajstvi Swansea sack Paul Clement but hope to appoint successor in next 24 hours • Welsh club sit bottom of the Premier League after string of poor results
• Board hope to get new manager in before Saturday’s game with Crystal Palace

Swansea City are looking for their third manager in less than 12 months after Paul Clement was sacked. The club’s American owners decided to part company with Clement after losing faith in his ability to engineer a turnaround following a dismal run of 10 defeats in 13 Premier League matches that left Swansea anchored to the bottom of the table and four points adrift of safety.

It is understood that Swansea have a replacement for Clement lined up and hope to have him in place before the critical home match against Crystal Palace on Saturday, with an announcement anticipated within the next 24 hours. Clement’s successor is expected to have Premier League experience, although there is no suggestion at this stage that Tony Pulis is in the frame.

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Sun, 27 May 2018 08:16:33 GMT
Didier Eribon, writer: ‘What was difficult was not being gay but being working-class’ The Paris intellectual tells what drove him to write his influential memoir, Returning to Reims

When Didier Eribon escaped the homophobia and casual racism of an impoverished life on a housing estate in northern France and arrived in Paris in 1964, he came out of one closet and went into another. It was much easier to tell his clever, cosmopolitan new friends that he was gay than to admit to being working-class. So he lied. “My coming out of the sexual closet, my desire to assume and assert my homosexuality, coincided … with my shutting myself up inside what I might call a class closet,” he writes in his critically acclaimed bestseller Returning to Reims, published in the UK next month.

Eribon’s name is little known in Britain outside intellectual circles, in particular King’s College Cambridge, where he has been a visiting fellow. Until recently, he was best known in France for his biography of the philosopher and social theorist Michel Foucault, and for his writing on gay male identity. Returning to Reims, part-memoir, part-social and political theory, caused a stir in France, and has sold around 90,000 copies, but it approached cult status in Germany where it touched a nerve with its central premise that the mainstream left is to blame for pushing the working classes towards the far right and nationalism. Now the book, and Eribon, are coming to Britain.

When people speak this way about the concierge, that’s my grandmother; or the factory worker, that’s my grandfather

The workers who were the bastion of the left are now the bastion of the extreme right

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Sun, 27 May 2018 07:30:18 GMT
Red alert: UK farmers warn of soft fruit shortage

Growers fear strawberries will be left to rot as Europe’s migrant workers stay away – but it’s not just a Brexit issue

Like many things considered quintessentially English, the humble strawberry is an immigrant. The first garden variety was grown in France in the 18th century, the result of cross-pollinating strawberries from North and South America. Those luscious fruits you buy today in the supermarket? A marriage of European and A merican strains.

It was only thanks to the penchant of Thomas Wolsey, Henry VIII’s Lord Chancellor, for serving wild strawberries with cream, that the fruit assumed totemic importance in the English psyche, never more so than during Wimbledon fortnight when tennis fans consume more than 34,000 kilos of the stuff.

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Sun, 27 May 2018 07:00:22 GMT
‘I did the best I could with what I had…’: writers on the Philip Roth they knew

A daring explorer of ego is remembered by Robert McCrum, David Hare and Hannah Beckerman

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Sun, 27 May 2018 07:00:21 GMT
North Korea's Kim Jong-un 'set on Trump summit' The on-off June summit may be on again, after positive comments from the North Korean and US leaders. Sun, 27 May 2018 06:53:21 GMT Hawaii volcano eruption prompts fears of disastrous blow to tourism

Hawaii’s $2.4bn industry is struggling in the wake of the Kilauea Volcano eruptions, with bookings for May through July down 50%

David Collier, who has been guiding trips on the island for a decade, clutched the wheel of a 13-person van last week on the road up to Mauna Kea observatory. Up until Kilauea began erupting this month, his full-time job was taking visitors on three separate volcano-related tours. Now, with Hawaii Volcanoes national park closed and the district of Puna inundated with lava, two of those three tours are cancelled until further notice.

“As of this morning, the road where I’ve been conducting tours for a decade is no longer there,” he said. “Things are changing.”

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Sun, 27 May 2018 06:00:19 GMT
The baroque delights of Antwerp

Historic Antwerp is opening its gilded stucco doors to lovers of Europe’s most decadent style

Antwerp was once the mighty cog that turned world trade. Sitting at the mouth of the River Scheldt, it dominated international 16th-century markets in sugar, spices and textiles. Today it is still an improbably cosmopolitan place for its size, but is better known for its international diamond business and, less alluringly, as the port that sucks in more cocaine than any other. It recently overtook London as cocaine capital of Europe.

The city was also famed for its great Flemish art, from the huge religious panels of Rubens to the royal portraits by Van Dyck and all those detailed still life tables, laden with silverware, meat and fruit.

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Sun, 27 May 2018 06:00:18 GMT
Doorstep lending crackdown to save vulnerable from debt Financial Conduct Authority to take action after schemes continue to flourish despite cap on payday loans

Measures to clamp down on doorstep lending and rent-to-own schemes are expected to be unveiled this week following concerns that they are fuelling problem debt.

The action comes after warnings that vulnerable people are at risk from the schemes, which have continued to flourish after a cap was placed on payday loans, popularised by lenders such as Wonga. The cap significantly reduced the cost to borrowers, but campaigners and regulators worry that people on low incomes are drawn into unsustainable debt by other types of lending.

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Sun, 27 May 2018 06:00:18 GMT
Skripal case: Salisbury tries to return to business as usual The Maltings, the city’s main shopping area, has only just reopened after three months

Without much fuss or fanfare, but, happily, plenty of shoppers, Salisbury quietly reopened its central shopping centre on Saturday, almost three months after it became the site of an international incident.

The Maltings, which connects the coach park to the city centre, has been off-limits to the public and shielded by safety cordons and tents since the former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped on one of its park benches after being poisoned. Market traders were moved behind the shopping precinct by Wiltshire county council while the decontamination operation was under way. High street staples including Superdrug, Greggs and Robert Dyas were simply forced to close until further notice.

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Sun, 27 May 2018 06:00:18 GMT
China is taking digital control of its people to unprecedented and chilling lengths | John Naughton

The Chinese government’s unsettling new system will see citizens rated by ‘good deeds’

Watching Donald Trump trying to deal with China is like watching a clown dancing in front of an elephant. The US president’s entire approach is transactional – the methodology he employed in his allegedly successful career as a property developer. It’s all sticks and carrots, bluff and counter-bluff, aggressive bluster followed by rapid retreats.

Sometimes, it appears to work. For example, the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, clearly leant on Kim Jong-un to force him to agree to a summit meeting with Trump. But then Xi leant on Trump to rescue the Chinese tech company ZTE, brought to its knees by a US ban because it had evaded sanctions on trade with Iran. Trump duly complied and ZTE executives breathed again.

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Sun, 27 May 2018 06:00:18 GMT
Richer Sounds boss launches crusade to expose tax avoiders

Julian Richer bankrolls new watchdog and backs ‘naming and shaming’

A wealthy former Tory party donor is to fund a new independent tax watchdog that will pore over the opaque finances of multinational companies and individuals to expose tax avoidance. Julian Richer, who founded the hi-fi and TV specialist Richer Sounds, is bankrolling the non-profit venture Taxwatch after growing angry at the UK’s increasingly “broken” tax system.

“I’m outraged by the status quo,” said Richer. “We pay our taxes but these people are just laughing at us. You can’t move these days for stories about people and companies trying to find ever more ingenious ways to avoid paying their tax bill, whether it’s tech giants, celebrities or major landowners.” Richer, who has an estimated ?160m fortune, is an unlikely crusader for tax fairness. In his new book, The Ethical Capitalist: How to Make Business Work Better for Society, he admits to having briefly used a legal loophole that enabled him to avoid national insurance by “paying myself in bullion” before seeing the error of his ways.

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Sun, 27 May 2018 06:00:17 GMT
M&S boss turns to hi-fi entrepreneur to amp up profits

High-street chain turns to Richer Sounds founder for new ideas

When they meet it is discreetly, in a small windowless room at the back of a Mayfair cafe in London. But it’s not a clandestine affair. The men, Richer Sounds founder Julian Richer and Marks & Spencer boss Steve Rowe, are debating ways to reinvigorate M&S, which, in a dramatic admission, said last week that it had become “too corporate” and lost touch with its shoppers.

“I wanted us to meet outside the office so we could talk without distractions and we have very intense discussions,” explains Richer. “I’m an ideas man. I’m all about the people.”

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Sun, 27 May 2018 06:00:17 GMT
Two years after the Brexit vote, Project Fear may be coming true Mark Carney’s recent warning about a Leave-affected economy is being ignored. That is unfortunate, because it’s important

One of the features of the Brexit vote is that it shows economics doesn’t matter very much. At least not to the 52% who voted to leave the European Union, and who the pollsters tell us still largely feel as they did on 23 June 2016.

That seems strange when the debate about Scottish independence focused for much of the time on the possible economic gains and losses. But there was no doubting, when the Brexit votes were counted, that George Osborne’s Project Fear had been smashed on the rocks of public indifference.

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Sun, 27 May 2018 06:00:17 GMT
RBS’s profits offer the boss some shelter from shareholders Ross McEwan faces some hard questions at the bank’s AGM this week. At least he has some good news to fall back on

It is unlikely Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan expected the positive results announced in April to quell anger among a significant body of his shareholders.

That anger is anticipated to become clear on Wednesday at the company’s annual meeting in Edinburgh, when a vote is expected on setting up a new shareholder committee that would give investors power over the pay levels of senior executives.

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Sun, 27 May 2018 06:00:17 GMT