The impresario and iconoclast Malcolm McLaren, who has died aged 64 from the cancer mesothelioma, was one of the pivotal, yet most divisive influences on the styles and sounds of late 20th-century popular culture. He was best known as the manager of the Sex Pistols, the punk-rock band that swept the UK in 1977, their anti-establishment youth force making a colourful counterpoint to the Queen's silver jubilee. With his first partner, the designer Vivienne Westwood, he popularised looks from punk to fetish, which still dominate the fashion world. McLaren's provocative influence can be detected in everything from Damien Hirst's art and contrary bands such as the Libertines and Oasis to the mainstream punk clothes on sale in Top Shop. The claim by the journalist Julie Burchill that "we are all children of Thatcher and McLaren" was not that fanciful. McLaren's partner, Young Kim, likened him to Andy Warhol, describing him as the ultimate postmodern artist: "I think Malcolm … [Read more...] about Malcolm McLaren obituary
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The World Anti-Doping Agency says it has obtained a database that confirms in effect that the McLaren report, which concluded that more than 1,000 Russian athletes across over 30 sports benefited from state-sponsored doping between 2012 and 2015, is accurate. The information, obtained by Wada’s investigations team from a whistleblower, is a massive breakthrough in the investigation into Russian doping and casts serious doubt about the country’s participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in February. Wada said it was still analysing the database, which contains all the testing data at the Moscow Laboratory between January 2012 and August 2015, but confirmed it would be shared with two International Olympic Committee investigations into Russian doping that are due to report within the next month. More revelations are also expected when Wada’s Foundation Board meets in South Korea next Wednesday and Thursday. With Wada’s Foundation Board likely to … [Read more...] about Wada says database confirms McLaren report on Russia doping
Actors Dante Basco and Robin Williams on the set of the film "Hook," directed by Steven Spielberg. Actors Dante Basco and Robin Williams on the set of the film "Hook," directed by Steven Spielberg. Photo: Murray Close/Sygma Via Getty Images Photo: Murray Close/Sygma Via Getty Images Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 Actors Dante Basco and Robin Williams on the set of the film "Hook," directed by Steven Spielberg. Actors Dante Basco and Robin Williams on the set of the film "Hook," directed by Steven Spielberg. Photo: Murray Close/Sygma Via Getty Images 'Hook,' 'Spider-Verse,' 'Space Jam' and more to screen at SF parks for free this summer 1 / 8 Back to Gallery Pack up the imagination pie: … [Read more...] about ‘Hook,’ ‘Spider-Verse,’ ‘Space Jam’ and more to screen at SF parks for free this summer
Ferrari en Red Bull hebben dit jaar simpelweg te laat hun draai gevonden. Tegen de tijd dat beide teams in staat waren om races te winnen en pole-positions te pakken, had Mercedes al zo'n ruime voorsprong opgebouwd dat het seizoen in vergelijking met voorgaande jaren een stuk minder spannend begon. Het Duitse team trok het kampioenschap vanaf dag één naar zich toe, maar weet dat het in 2020 wellicht voor een grotere uitdaging komt te staan. Lees ook: Hoe Red Bull Mercedes kon verslaan op het rechte stuk in Brazilië Honda: "Brazilië positief teken voor Abu Dhabi en 2020" Zoals kampioen Lewis Hamilton zelf ook al aangaf: Honda maakt flinke stappen en stelt Red Bull volgend jaar waarschijnlijk in staat om weer mee te kunnen vechten voor de wereldtitel. Palmer gelooft ook dat het mogelijk is, indien de equipe met Max Verstappen er vanaf het begin sterk bij staat. "Gasly hield het [in Brazilië] aan de buitenkant vol naast Hamilton tijdens de sprint richting de … [Read more...] about Palmer: “Red Bull-Honda moet er volgend jaar vanaf het begin bij zijn”
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has not announced yet its decision regarding the Russian Paralympic team's admission to the 2016 Rio Games, the IRC director of media and communications said Saturday. © AP Photo / Charlie RiedelRefugee Team to Compete at Rio 2016 ParalympicsEarlier in the day, media reported that the Russian team would be suspended from the Olympics in the wake of a report alleging state-run doping in Russia. "IPC has not announced any decision on the membership status of the Russian Paralympic Committee. The announcement is Sunday at 17:00 CEST [15 GMT]," Craig Spence wrote on his Twitter. IPC has not announced any decision on the membership status of the Russian Paralympic Committee. The announcement is Sunday at 17:00 CEST — Craig Spence (@craigspence) August 6, 2016 In July, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) urged IPC … [Read more...] about No Decision Yet on Russian Paralympic Team Admission to Rio Olympics
Here are eight points for you to ponder ahead of all the action at the most favourite F1 venue among drivers and teams.Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire (part) and Buckinghamshire, UK Circuit length: 5.891 km Race distance: 306.19 km Debut: 1950, won by Guiseppe Farina in an Alfa Romeo 1. Silverstone hosted the first world championship Grand Prix in 1950. It drew the sport’s biggest race day crowd of 1,40,500 last year and a record 3,40,000 crowd over the same race weekend. 2. The Silverstone circuit was originally an aerodrome during World War II. In 1948, the outer taxiways and intersecting runways were adopted by the Royal Automobile Club as the home for the British Grand Prix. 3. From 1955, the British Grand Prix swapped venues between Aintree and Silverstone, but after a few years, Aintree fell out of favour and the race was switched between Silverstone and Brands Hatch. Chinese Grand Prix, Narain Karthikeyan’s 2005 Debut And Other F1 Milestones To … [Read more...] about Did you know the Silverstone Circuit was an aerodrome during World War II?