Sport AnalysisWest Ham 1-1 Chelsea (Emerson 28′ | Felix 16′)It was in those first exchanges, as Enzo Fernandez stopped the ball dead and lifted it onto the inside boot of Joao Felix, that for a moment Chelsea found their identity. The same problems ring true at West Ham, except on a budget. Chelsea, though, were preparing for the ominous West Ham of two years ago. Moyes had insisted earlier this week that he would not want a spending spree at West Ham like the one sanctioned by Boehly. All it has given Potter so far is a slightly finessed version of sides like West Ham, albeit Fernandez and Felix have the power to change that.
AnalysisChina’s peace proposal may seem a sincere effort to bring a diplomatic end to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but it only serves to reiterate Beijing’s neutrality amid accusations it is providing “lethal support” to Moscow. “The Chinese government has indeed described its paper as a peace proposal, but it will not be seen as such by Ukraine, nor its Nato supporters. I doubt that even the Russians would take it seriously as a peace proposal, as there is nothing concrete in terms of steps to make peace,” said Steve Tsang, director of the China Institute at SOAS University of London. Ankara was heavily involved in last year’s peace negotiations and helped broker the successful Black Sea grain deal. Like Turkey, China has maintained a channel for communication with both Russia and Ukraine, according to Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning.26 days ago iNews
Big ReadThis was supposed to be one of the weakest Premier League promotion classes in years, coming into one of the most fiercely competitive top divisions in memory. After their third promotion in five seasons, Fulham have solved the Premier League. They came into this season with odds as low as 11/8 to be relegated, but have achieved their record points tally at this stage of a Premier League season. Across the past decade, just three of the 13 promoted sides who survived longer than two seasons in the Premier League have gone on to be relegated. With exciting new owners and a glut of possibility just over the horizon, if Bournemouth can establish themselves in the Premier League, they could become top-flight staples.26 days ago iNews
Sport AnalysisTottenham Hotspur 2-0 West Ham United (Royal 56′, Son 72′)TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM — A dose of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, no better medicine for gall bladder surgery. West Ham are a team in need of juice, a green shoot or three to encourage growth and promote renewal. At the final whistle he led his team-mates to the corner of the stadium colonised by West Ham fans to applaud their support. With Everton, Bournemouth and Southampton all winning, the defeat leaves West Ham in the dead zone. When West Ham fell behind they lacked the apparatus and the shape to recover.1 month ago iNews
Sport AnalysisManchester United 3-0 Leicester City (Rashford 25′, 56′, Sancho 61′)It was business as usual for in-form Manchester United as they recovered well from a difficult start to comprehensively beat Leicester City 3-0. Much like Sabitzer, his display improved in the second half, producing some excellent passes, including a well-played assist for Rashford’s second. Recovered well to produce a strong defensive display in the second half. A persistent presence when Leicester were in possession of the ball, working hard to win the ball back. 6/10Nampalys Mendy: Received a harsh yellow for a late tackle on Rashford early in the second half which set the tone for his poor display after an encouraging first 45.1 month ago iNews
Sure, my now almost-perfect colour matching ability is a bonus, but what I was learning was teaching me more about beauty standards and the industry than I ever knew. Anita felt the world was telling her to ‘correct’ the colour of her skin as she got older (Photo: Supplied)I gleaned that my dark skin needed “colour correcting” when I visited the beauty counters for advice, or when hairdressers told me that my curly hair was “tameable”, but only when blow-dried straight. But we are far less aware of how white beauty standards are the prevailing physical ideal and how this affects millions who do not have white privilege. Considering where whiteness might be ruling your beauty standards and routines – no matter what your heritage – is a great starting point. Rethinking our beauty standards Examine your beauty idols Think about the five people you consider the most beautiful.1 month ago iNews
Last time Barcelona played at home in the Europa League, the Camp Nou welcomed its second-biggest crowd of the season (after El Clasico). Four days later, Xavi’s team lost 1-0 at home to Cadiz in a stadium with more than 40,000 empty seats. The financial crisis has not departed, whatever El Presidente may say. The mood at the Camp Nou was deeply glum, Xavi’s team eliminated before kick-off due to Inter Milan’s win in Plzen. For a while there, the mania became a deafening distraction for the team; now the team is a welcome distraction from the mania.1 month ago iNews
It was a successful night at the Brit Awards 2023 for Harry Styles as he saw off competition to take home four prizes. Styles won album of the year, song of the year, artist of the year and best pop/R&B act at the annual ceremony on Saturday night. The former One Direction star used his speeches to acknowledge his “privilege” and namechecked the female artists who were absent from the best artist category this year. This year, four genre categories were decided by the public via a vote on TikTok – alternative rock act, hip hop/rap/grime act, dance act and pop/R&B act. Styles claimed best pop/R&B act while alternative rock act went to The 1975 and Manchester rapper Aitch claimed the prize for hip hop/rap/grime act.1 month ago iNews