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David Hockney shares exclusive art from Normandy, as ‘a respite from the news’

David Hockney shares exclusive art from Normandy, as ‘a respite from the news’

Entertainment
David Hockney is in lockdown at his house in Normandy with his dog Ruby and two of his long-standing assistants, JP and Jonathan. He is in the garden most days, drawing the spring awakening on his iPad. In a BBC exclusive, he is sharing 10 of his most recent images (including one animation), nine of which have never been published before, for us all to enjoy at this difficult time, along with his thoughts on the role of art in life.The artist previously visited Normandy in the autumn of 2018 following the installation of his stained-glass window in Westminster Abbey. He thought it would be a good place to draw and paint the arrival of spring, something he'd done around a decade earlier in East Yorkshire. Those pictures, paintings...
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon gets a 20% raise to $27.5 million for his work in 2019

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon gets a 20% raise to $27.5 million for his work in 2019

Finance
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon got a 20% raise to $ 27.5 million for his work leading the bank in 2019.His pay package includes a $ 2 million annual salary, $ 7.65 million in a cash bonus, and $ 17.85 million in performance-linked stock units, the New York-based company disclosed Friday in a filing. The bank said that Solomon earned a raise from his 2018 compensation of $ 23 million because he "successfully executed on his priorities in his first full year" leading Goldman, including unveiling a strategic overhaul at the firm's first investor day in January."He led our development of the firm's three-year business plan and a clear long-term strategy that leverages our foundational advantages, enhances the firm's long-term mindset and instills a culture of innovation," the bank s...
Sir David Attenborough says fixed-term parliaments lead to lack of climate focus

Sir David Attenborough says fixed-term parliaments lead to lack of climate focus

Science
The UK's fixed-term parliaments could see politicians failing to prioritise climate change, veteran naturalist Sir David Attenborough has suggested.He told the first citizens' assembly on climate having a five-year government leads to a lack of long-term planning.The 110-strong assembly in Birmingham will meet over four weekends to examine options for how the UK can meet its greenhouse gas emission targets.Sir David said he was "extremely grateful" to those taking part.It is hoped their recommendations - to be published in April - will help inform Parliament and the government on policies to reach net zero emissions.Sir David said one of the problems with Parliament having a fixed length of five years is that the effects of climate change may only be felt...
David Moyes: West Ham appoint former boss for second spell

David Moyes: West Ham appoint former boss for second spell

Sports
David Moyes has been appointed as West Ham manager and will return for a second spell at the club.The Scot, 55, has signed an 18-month deal and starts with the New Year's Day home game against Bournemouth.He replaces Manuel Pellegrini, who was sacked after Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by a much-changed Leicester side. "I feel like I've got unfinished business," said Moyes, who led the Hammers to Premier League safety in a seven-month spell from November 2017.Former Everton and Manchester United boss Moyes, who took over from Slaven Bilic two years ago, left at the end of the season as the east London club decided to "go in a different direction" with former Manchester City manager Pellegrini.Bu...
Naturalist and presenter David Bellamy dies at 86

Naturalist and presenter David Bellamy dies at 86

Entertainment
Botanist and broadcaster David Bellamy has died aged 86, the Conservation Foundation he formed has said.London-born Bellamy, who became a household name as a TV personality, scientist and conservationist, died on Wednesday, according to the foundation.His colleague, David Shreeve, described him as a "larger-than-life character" who "inspired a whole generation".In later life Bellamy, who lived in County Durham, attracted criticism for dismissing global warming. In 2004 he described it as "poppycock" - a stance which he later said cost him his TV career.Bellamy worked in a sweet factory and as a plumber before embarking on his broadcasting career. His scientific career be...