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    A COUPLE converted an old bus into a luxury motorhome and then took it on a tour of Europe. Craig and Aimee, from South Wales, converted a 24-seater bus for £2,000 off eBay into a tiny home of wheels - with zero experience. 8The couple have been taking adventures together since 2014 8The couple found the 24-seater bus on eBay for £2,000 8The pair poured their hearts into making the bus into a home 8The bus has a bed, storage space, a sitting area as well as a kitchen and a shower After making the purchase in 2020, the adorable pair have inspired others through their hard work and creativity. Aimee said they saw the "custard beauty" online and decided to bid. Craig says: "We had absolutely no idea what we were doing and we couldn't believe that we now owned a seven-tonne bus." He said: "The plan was convert this bad boy in six weeks to then take it around Europe on the sickest road trip of a lifetime." READ MORE PROPERTY STORIESS-COOL BUS We...
    Henrik Stenson was removed as Ryder Cup captain for Europe, choosing guaranteed money offered by a Saudi-funded rival league over leading his team in the most celebrated event on the European tour schedule. The LIV Golf series has three additions for its next 54-hole tournament at Trump National in New Jersey next week and Sky Sports said Stenson would be leaving for the rival league. That meant giving up a captaincy that he accepted four months ago when he said, “I’m fully committed to my role as a captain and working hard toward the result we want in Rome.” The Americans are coming off a record rout at Whistling Straits last year. The Ryder Cup next goes to Marco Simone outside Rome in 2023. The European tour did not mention LIV Golf in its short statement Wednesday after meeting with the Swedish star, only that Stenson’s captaincy “has been brought to an end with immediate effect.” “In light of decisions made by Henrik in relation to his personal circumstances, it has become clear that he will not be able to...
    FUMING Sergio Garcia reportedly ranted at his fellow pros after he was fined and banned from the Scottish Open for appearing in the controversial LIV Golf series. The 42-year-old Spaniard was one of 16 stars threatening to sue his home circuit, following a £100,000 sanction and a suspension from next week's £6.6million event at the Renaissance Club near North Berwick. 1Sergio Garcia reportedly slammed his fellow golfers after he was disciplined for appearing at the LIV Golf seriesCredit: Getty And according to Telegraph Sport, Garcia blew a fuse when news broke he was being disciplined. "The news (of the ban) came out during last week's BMW International (in Munich)," an anonymous source told the broadsheet. "Sergio flew off the handle, shouting 'this Tour is s***, you're all fucked, should have taken the Saudi money'. Bob MacIntyre was there and was disgusted." So far, MacIntyre and his management team have yet to response to the Telegraph's story. But he did post a cryptic tweet. "Amazing how fast you can lose respect for someone that you’ve looked up to all your life,"...
    The principal golf tour in Europe, the DP World Tour, has penalized players with more than $105,000 in fines for their participation in a LIV Golf event, and has excluded them from three upcoming PGA events. The move comes on the heels of the PGA Tour suspending 17 of their pro golfers who played in the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV this month. The LIV “is an upstart professional golf circuit bankrolled by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund. Its organizers hope to position it as a player-power-focused alternative to the PGA Tour, which has been the highest level of pro golf for nearly a century,” the New York Times reported. The DP World Tour is named after its sponsor, global logistics company DP World, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Officials stated their reason for the action is that golfers did not secure releases from the tour when they joined the LIV Golf London event June 9-11. The New York Post reported: The DP World Tour on Friday fined members who competed at the Saudi-backed league’s inaugural event £100,000 ($105,000) and banned them from...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Boss is hitting the road again, and the E Street Band band is coming with him. The rockers announced Monday that they will begin an arena tour in February in the United States, followed by stadium shows beginning in April in Europe. Details on the cities the rockers will visit in the U.S. will be announced later, but it’ll be the first time the group has toured since wrapping The River Tour in Australia in February 2017. “After six years, I’m looking forward to seeing our great and loyal fans next year,” Springsteen said in a statement. The European concerts will begin April 28th in Barcelona, the announcement said. Other stops in Europe will include Dublin, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Copenhagen with the last European show announced so far happening July 25 in Monza, Italy. Concerts in Britain and Belgium will also be announced later. The North American dates will be split into two segments, with a second leg beginning in August. The group’s last release was the 2020 album “Letter to You.” ___ Online:...
    An American serial sperm donor has revealed he will soon be a father to 55 children after travelling across the UK and Europe to impregnate women. Kyle Gordy, 30, from LA, California, has already made six donations to women in the UK and Europe on what he's dubbed his 'donation tours'. He is already father to 46 children and currently has nine more on the way - with at least three expectant mothers located in the UK, including a lesbian woman from Cambridge, who is now 27 weeks pregnant. Kyle Gordy, who has 46 children around the world and nine on the way, is on a world tour to help couples have children In 2014, he made his first successful sperm donation to a mutual female friend who wanted to have a baby with her girlfriend. Pictured with one of his sons Kyle holding sperm building supplies, he also relies on a strict diet of healthy and organic foods to keep his sperm healthy Kyle said: 'This is my second sperm donation tour to the UK and Europe. 'I've travelled from London...
    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra has canceled its European tour that had been scheduled for next month because of an increase in positive coronavirus cases among orchestra members as well as concerns about the rising number of cases on both sides of the Atlantic. Despite health and safety protocols that include mandatory vaccinations for all musicians and daily testing for woodwind and brass instrumentalists, 31 onstage musicians were affected after recent performances, the BSO said in a statement Monday. Members of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus were also affected. The increase in cases in Europe could potentially disrupt travel during the tour, the BSO said. The decision to cancel was made with “deep regret,” BSO President and CEO Gail Samuel said. “Given the ongoing presence of COVID, brought home by its unfortunate impact on a significant number of our own artists, we must keep as our first priority the health and safety of everyone involved with the Boston Symphony Orchestra,” she said. The BSO had been scheduled to visit Vienna, Leipzig, Hamburg and Paris in May during a Strauss-focused...
    First Lady Jill Biden kicked off a three-day, three state trip Monday afternoon, arriving in Phoenix, Arizona, for a tour of Intel's Ocotillo Campus.  The first lady is using the trip to highlight some of the areas that President Joe Biden mentioned in last week's State of the Union that could see bipartisan support, such as job training and ending cancer - making stops Monday and Tuesday in the swing states of Arizona and Nevada.  She'll then travel to Fort Campbell, Kentucky on Wednesday to spend time with the families of deployed servicemembers, who are supporting NATO allies in Europe, amid Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine.   First Lady Jill Biden kicked off a three-day, three state trip Monday afternoon, arriving in Phoenix, Arizona, for a tour of Intel's Ocotillo Campus Biden's trip comes after a whirlwind weekend of travel - as she attended memorial services in Boston and San Francisco Friday, participated in a San Francisco fundraiser Saturday morning, and then flew to Wilmington, Delaware to join her husband for the remainder of the weekend.   The Bidens arrived...
    With the Russian invasion of Ukraine continuing, over 4,000 US Army troops deployed to Europe are going to have their tours of duty extended.  The extension, announced Sunday, is part of the United States' effort to instill confidence in their eastern European allies during the crisis.  'I don't want to speculate on a timeline, but be assured it will only be for as long as they are needed,' John Tomassi, a spokesman for the Army in Europe, told CNN when asked about a time frame for this continued deployment. The troops - members of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat team of the 1st Infantry Division - were scheduled to return following nine months abroad in March. The teams will now continue their training and deterrence missions alongside troops from Poland, Romania and the Baltic states.  Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, assist with humanitarian aid in support of the US Agency for International Development Firefighters inspect the damage at a building following a rocket attack on the city of Kyiv A map of the United States' military bases in...
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took a four-day tour of Africa this week, trashing the former colonial powers of Europe and presenting Turkey as a more loyal and understanding development partner for Africans. “The fate of humanity cannot, and should not, be left to the mercy of a handful of countries that were the victors of the Second World War,” Erdogan declared in his address to the Angolan parliament Monday. “Today we speak the motto ‘the world is bigger than five’ and this way we fight against inequality in the world,” Erdogan said, derisively referring to the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (UNSC).  “While the world and almost every aspect of our lives are changing, and diplomacy, trade, and international relations are going through radical transformations, we cannot think that the global security architecture will remain the same,” he said. Erdogan has been a loud critic of the “unjust” UNSC, which he portrays as a privileged club of the 20th Century’s global elite that should be opened to rising powers like Turkey. The UNSC is equally critical...
    During this week’s broadcast of FNC’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for violating long-standing institutional norms of the U.S. House of Representatives, including proxy voting, fining members and committee selection. McCarthy speculated the California Democrat was on a “farewell tour,” as she is making a second trip to Europe as Congress is engaged in a debt ceiling debate. “[A] big problem that we have is what Nancy Pelosi has done in Congress. She’s desecrated this institution because now she’s made it almost impossible for the minority to get documents from the Biden administration, so we can hold them accountable, not just on this, but on Afghanistan as well. She now has proxy voting, where there are Democrats that have not shown up for work for months, but they still get their paycheck. She now fines members up to $5,000 if they just walk through the wrong door going to the chambers. She selects who can be on committee — never before in a Congress.” “She denied the minority the ability...
    Fifteen worlds of jogging XV de France: 2020/2021 Report A few weeks before the fall tour, Australia clearly shows its ambitions. In fact, the Wallabies are moving to Europe to face the three major nations of Scotland, England and Wales. To put the odds on his side, the coach called back 3 players in the basement, those who did not qualify. Their performance in recent months has only changed the federation’s rhythm by easing the criteria called for the exam. Thus, Tolu Laddu (State Franchise), Rory Arnold (State Toulouse) and Will Skelton (State Rosalys) will come to strengthen the Wallabies team. Dave Rennie is happy to trust them: ‘Joining us with a few experienced players from abroad will undoubtedly contribute to our growth.‘ ICYMI. Your group of 37 to tour Japan and the UK. Cow TStanSportAU# வல்லபிகள் @eToroAU AdCadburyAU pic.twitter.com/kBrX78snOO – Wallabies (Wallabies) October 8, 2021 Summary The second lines of the Parisian hooker and La Rochelle and Toulouse will postpone the Wallabies jersey after many years of absence. The Australian Federation has violated the rules allowing its three foreign...
    ALEJANDRO DEL REY shot the European Tour's lowest ever score with a record-shattering 58 at the Swiss Challenge. Eight birdies and three eagles helped Spain's world No392 become Alej-end with golf's first ever round of 14-under par. 4Arizona State product Alejandro Del Rey hit golf's first 14-under-par round despite only being ranked world 392Credit: Getty 4Spaniard Alejandro Del Rey found it card to believe after he shot a staggering 58Credit: Getty Four other players have carded 58 at a major competition globally - but all were 'only' 12 under par. The European tour hailed 23-year-old Del Rey's second-round achievement as "utterly incredible" in an event that was switched to France this year for the first time. American Jim Furyk famously hit a 58 five years ago on the PGA tour.Japanese star Ryo Ishikawa (2010) and South Korean Kim Seong-hyeon (May this year) hit 58s on the Japan Golf Tour. Starting on the 10th, Del Rey birdied his opening hole on the par-72 Golf Saint Apollinaire course before eagles on the par-four 11th and par-five 12th. He then turned on 29, thanks to birdies on the 14th and 15th....
    SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Ian Poulter is never short on emotion in the Ryder Cup, usually with his eyes as big as golf balls. This was different. He crouched with his head bowed for the longest time on the side of the 16th green at Whistling Straits after winning a match in a losing cause for Europe. Part of his emotions were realizing this might be his last time competing, his last time slamming his fist against the European crest on his shirt. When age (45) and world ranking (50) are not far apart, there are no guarantees. And part of him thought about European captain Padraig Harrington, and the inevitable criticism and second-guessing that follows a captain who leaves without the gold trophy. “This is going to be hard, because Paddy is going to be questioned,” Poulter told Sky Sports. “And that’s not fair.” There was little Harrington could have done over three days at Whistling Straits against an American team that had the best credentials, hit all the right shots and made all the big putts. Tommy Fleetwood...
    PADRAIG HARRINGTON will copy former Europe captain Thomas Bjorn if he wins the Ryder Cup - and get a tattoo. The Dane had the score from Paris in 2018 inked on his backside after the Americans were famously sent packing. 3Padraig Harrington has vowed to get a tattoo commemorating the win should Europe beat USA in this year's Ryder CupCredit: EPA 3Thomas Bjorn had the 2018 Ryder Cup score tattooed on his body after leading Team Europe to victoryCredit: Twitter @RyderCupEurope And Irish skipper Harrington, 50, has no qualms about doing the same after making a promise to his men. The 2021 captain said: "I am delighted that that's all they ask for, but I'd have given up a lot more. So yes, I will be getting a tattoo. “If my team produces a winning week, I will be getting a tattoo to mark the occasion. "I'm very comfortable that they only asked that much of me because I would have given more. “I think it's an unwritten rule, so it has come up, yes, in conversation. "Maybe they didn't ask. Maybe I offered...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — K.J. Choi closed eagle-birdie-birdie for a 7-under 63 and share of the first-round lead with Darren Clarke in the PGA Tour Champions’ Stanford International. Choi had a bogey-free round at Minnehaha Country Club. The 51-year-old South Korean player won eight times on the PGA Tour. “Good finish,” Choi said. “It’s very comfortable here, everybody is supporting Sanford and the tournament is going good and the golf course is in beautiful, fantastic shape. … Very important this course iron shot and putting. Sometimes confusing in the greens and the slope.” Clarke, the 53-year-old major champion from Northern Ireland, also finished with a birdie on the par-4 18th. He has two victories this season, the TimberTech Championship in November and Mitsubishi Electric Championship in January. “I just liked this golf course from the first time I came here and I’ve really, really enjoyed it.” said Clarke, who shot 62 on the course last year. “Seems to fit my eye. There’s a couple holes where I can open up a little bit and have a dig at...
    Warning: These PJs Are So Cozy, Youll Never Change Out Of Them Washington State coach Nick Rolovichs vaccine stance has become PR problem for hospital, experts say LONDON (AP) — Elton John says he is postponing European dates on his world tour until 2023 so that he can have an operation on an injured hip. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Elton John performs "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" nominated for the award for best original song from "Rocketman" at the Oscars, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Elton John says he is postponing European dates on his world tour until 2023 so that he can have an operation on an injured hip. The 74-year-old singer-songwriter had been due to play cities in Britain and Europe this year. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) The 74-year-old singer-songwriter had been due to play cities in Britain and Europe this year as part of the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, followed by shows in the U.S. in 2022. But he said a fall...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Patrick Cantlay delivered the goods again, this time with a 6-iron instead of a putter. “Patty Ice” was just a clutch with a $15 million shot that allowed him to hold off Jon Rahm and win the FedEx Cup on Sunday. In a tense duel with the world’s No. 1 player, Cantlay had a one-shot lead going to the par-5 18th hole at the Tour Championship when he hit 6-iron from 218 yards to just inside 12 feet that secured the biggest victory of his career. Rahm’s shot was equally special, landing next to the hole on its second bounce but rolling to the light rough beyond the green. With Cantlay in close, the Spaniard had to hole the chip to have any chance of a playoff. He narrowly missed, and Cantlay safely two-putted for birdie and 1-under 69. The victory was worth $15 million for Cantlay, a 29-year-old Californian whose rise in golf was slowed by a back injury that kept him out for three years and nearly ended his career. Cantlay showed remarkable...
    JOHN TERRY has left Aston Villa to pursue his ambition of becoming a manager. The 40-year-old Chelsea legend finished his playing days at the club after joining in 2017. 1John Terry has left Dean Smith's coaching staff at Aston VillaCredit: Getty He then returned a year later to become assistant head coach to Dean Smith. Now after being linked with several vacancies, he has confirmed he has left the Premier League. Terry said: “It has been a tremendous honour and privilege to have spent these last three years at Aston Villa, but I feel now is the right time to make the extremely difficult decision to move on. “I want to be as respectful to the manager and everyone at Aston Villa as I can and, having given my future serious consideration over the summer, I genuinely don’t feel it is fair to move into a new season without being certain of seeing that through. “My immediate plan is to spend some quality time with my family and, thereafter, hopefully take up some invitations to visit clubs and managers around...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Rocket Man is taking off one last time. Singer Elton John has announced the final dates for his farewell tour. READ MORE: Alleged Gang Member Arrested In Connection To Explosion Caused By Firecracker In Inwood “The shows that I announce today will be my final tour dates ever in North America and Europe. I’m going to go out in the biggest possible way, performing at my very best with the most spectacular production I’ve ever had,” John said in a video. “Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road — The Final Tour” will begin in Europe this September before heading to the United States in January 2022. READ MORE: Controversial Theodore Roosevelt Statue Outside American Museum Of Natural History Will Be Removed The tour will stop in the Tri-State Area in February and March with concerts at Madison Square Garden, the Barclays Center, Nassau Coliseum and the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. A stadium tour in Europe and North America will kick off in May 2022. John will be back in the area on July...
    (CNN)Joe Biden's first overseas trip as US President -- a whistle-stop diplomatic tour of Europe -- achieved its primary goal of signaling to America's closest friends that it was ready once more to lead the Western alliance. Yet, while European leaders were delighted to see a US President extolling the values of multilateralism and Western stability, it's going to take a lot more than a week-long visit to fully repair the damage done by four years of erratic hostility under Biden's predecessor, Donald Trump. Indeed, for the bulk of Trump's time in the White House, European officials conceded the election of an anti-European in the US was a wake-up call for them after decades of assuming that America would always have their best interests at heart. The conclusion many in Brussels reached was that, should someone more friendly follow Trump, the transatlantic alliance needed to be refreshed and strengthened in a way that could not be broken by a possible Trump 2.0 later down the line. However, they also agreed this should be done alongside the EU pursuing its own...
    Chinese state media on Thursday mocked President Joe Biden’s trip to Europe, predicting Biden’s quest to rally European support against China would fail and was probably just an empty “bluff” by Biden to begin with. China’s Global Times teased American media for overhyping Biden’s trip to Europe, during which he is scheduled to attend the G-7 and NATO summits and meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Instead of a “geopolitical feast,” the Chinese paper saw Biden making a futile attempt to rekindle Cold War animosities and rally the Europeans for a battle between “democracies and autocracies” and that democracy already lost, thanks to the Wuhan coronavirus: However, all this is nothing but a bluff, because the “unity” Washington is fostering cannot address the real problem of the US and the West. That is, major Western countries including the US are seeing constantly declining competitiveness. When the G7 was established, its GDP accounted for 80 percent of the global GDP, but has dropped to 40 percent. This is the real concern for the US and Europe. The US and Europe seek...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden told a hangar of US troops on Wednesday he was in Europe to defend the very concept of democracy, setting high stakes for his first presidential trip abroad and warning Russian President Vladimir Putin he planned to raise touchy issues during their upcoming summit."I'm headed to the G7, then to the NATO ministerial and then to meet with Mr. Putin to let him know what I want him to know," Biden said at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, England -- home to an American refueling wing and the site of Biden's first presidential speech on foreign soil.Biden spoke forcefully about restoring American alliances in Europe, describing them as a cornerstone of global security. And he said he wouldn't hold back in his meeting with Putin."We're not seeking conflict with Russia. We want a stable predictable relationship," he said. "I've been clear: the United States will respond in a robust and meaningful way if the Russian government engages in harmful activities. We've already demonstrated that. I'm going to communicate that there are consequences for violating the sovereignty of democracies...
    By Jane Levere | CNN In non-pandemic summers, both continental Europe and the United Kingdom draw crowds of tourists from around the world. Last summer, they couldn’t get there. This summer many should be able to, though the tangle of entry requirements will vary by country and could change quickly. Here’s a guide to help you determine where and when you can vacation this summer in the 27 member countries of the European Union and in non-EU European countries. When will I be able to go? This will vary by country visited and the traveler’s home country. Throughout Europe and the United Kingdom, conditions of and requirements for entry differ from country to country, as does timing. The EU is trying to create more universal requirements for tourism, but each country retains sovereign powers to controls its borders in an emergency. There are currently eight countries on the EU’s “White List,” a list of countries whose citizens are permitted to do non-essential travel (such as vacation travel) to the European Union. As of May 6, when the last list was...
    BERLIN (AP) — Nearly a year after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to leave Germany, capping a series of setbacks for U.S. relations with major allies, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin began an inaugural tour of Europe to shore up partnerships that are a cornerstone of the post-World War II order. Austin arrived in Berlin on Monday against the backdrop of a newly emerging crisis with Iran, which on Monday blamed Israel for a recent attack on its underground Natanz nuclear facility. Israel has not confirmed or denied involvement, but the attack nonetheless imperils ongoing talks in Europe over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal. Also at stake in Austin’s visit is the future direction of U.S. defense commitments in Europe at a time of growing concern about Russian military intervention on NATO’s periphery, including a buildup of Russian forces near Ukraine’s border. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was headed to Europe to discuss with U.S. allies the Ukraine situation as well as the administration’s thinking on further withdrawals of troops from Afghanistan. The United States also seeks European...
    Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood published an op-ed in The Guardian about Brexit’s impact on musicians, especially young ones trying to establish careers. Of Radiohead’s early days, he said, “Like Hamburg to the Beatles, Europe was crucial to our growth as a band. It allowed us to see ourselves untethered from our UK roots and to imagine a life in music that could reach audiences everywhere,” he wrote in the piece. Reports have surfaced suggesting that the UK rejected a visa-free deal for musicians. For lawmakers, the priority is to “taking back control” of British borders. In his op-ed, Greenwood recalls when traveling on tour was no trouble: “We made enduring friendships, toured with musicians from Europe, and dived deep into its clubs, festivals, record stores and music labels,” he wrote. He wonders about all of the musicians who want to perform but don’t have the money to pay ridiculous fees for crossing borders. He continued: “It is time for the UK government to admit it didn’t do enough for the creative industries during the Brexit negotiations and look to renegotiate on the provision for...
    Donald Trump's National Security Advisor is taking his wife on a tour of romantic Mediterranean and European capitals this week, despite ordinary Americans being banned from such travel due to the pandemic. Robert O'Brien will land in Paris on Monday and has requested a private tour of the Louvre despite it being closed because of coronavirus restrictions, Axios reported. O'Brien's representation of the United States at a ceremony in Paris was announced by the White House on Sunday. He will be at events marking the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Convention (OECD). The release did not detail that O'Brien's wife, Lo-Mari, would be joining him. Robert O'Brien and his wife Lo-Mari will land in Paris on Monday at the start of their tour O'Brien, who took the job in September 2019, has only 40 days left in government  With only 40 days left of the Trump administration, O'Brien, 54, will travel on after Paris to London, Tel Aviv, and Rome, Axios reported. The reason for his trip - the OECD...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Edinburgh on Monday at the start of a nationwide train tour of Britain to meet and thank frontline workers, care home staff and teachers for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. William, Queen Elizabeth's grandson and second-in-line to the throne, and Kate are travelling 1,250 miles across England, Scotland and Wales on board the Royal Train as part of their three-day trip. They kicked off the tour at London's Euston Station on Sunday evening where they were serenaded by Welsh pop star Shakin' Stevens singing his 1980s hit "Merry Christmas Everyone" before leaving for Scotland. "Thank you to all transport workers everywhere for keeping the country moving throughout this difficult year," they wrote on a train information board before they set off. Britain has been the hardest hit country in Europe by COVID-19, with more than 60,000 deaths. "The Duke and Duchess are very much looking forward to shining a spotlight on the incredible work that has been done across the country throughout this difficult year," Kensington Palace said...
    A BRITISH hiker on six-year tour of Europe vanished in the Pyrenees, leaving her bereft partner "broken" as a frantic search ensues. Esther Dingley, 37, chatted to her partner Dan Colegate on Whatsapp last Sunday on top of the Pic de Sauvegarde, which is located at the France-Spain border. 1Colegate said Dingley was 'last seen six days ago when she sent me this photo' Dingley's solo trip was supposed to end on Wednesday but she hasn't been seen since and Colegate is "broken" and "shattered" by her sudden disappearance. French authorities have launched a desperate search for Dingley, who had been traveling in the couple's camper van while Colegate stayed at a farm in Gascony. The Durham couple started a blog together called "Esther and Dan" after they began trekking around Europe in 2014, alongside their five dogs. They decided to travel after "a health scare motivated us to leave our jobs and start touring Europe by foot, bike & motorhome," according to their shared Facebook page. Colgate said Dingley had been away for a month before...
    The best and worst fictional teachers High-Paying Jobs Where Women Outnumber Men Toni Hakulas globe-trotting golf journey spans Europe and the Americas Toni Hakula considers himself “fully Texan.” After all, he’s lived in Austin, Texas, for a decade. Hakula attended the University of Texas, graduating in 2014 with a degree in economics. Curiously, his sports allegiances lie with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Denver Broncos and incumbent NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers. Unlike most of his fellow Austinites, however, Hakula (pronounced HOCK-you-luh) grew up in Espoo, the second-largest city in Finland. The 29-year old speaks four languages: English, Finnish, Swedish and German. In another life, he might have wanted to turn pro in hockey or tennis. In this world, however, golf is — and always has been — his true love. “I believe I started (playing golf) when I was about four years old,” Hakula said. “I played a couple other sports growing up too, but I think when I was around 13 is when I had dropped everything else. I definitely had a lot of success growing up as a...
    (CNN)September's final weekend in 2020 had been locked in sports fans' diaries ever since the final putt at Le Golf National in France in 2018: the return of golf's greatest spectacle. A weekend where the drive for individual glory gives way to a need to succeed for the team. Where suddenly any concern over prize money or world ranking is forgone for the sheer pride of representing your country, or your continent.It was meant to be the weekend of the 43rd Ryder Cup, fought between Team USA and Team Europe. But it isn't. A sporting event's cancellation -- or in this case, postponement -- is nothing new in 2020, a year in which virtually every tournament, league, and village table tennis championship has been affected in one way or another by Covid-19. But sitting where it did in the calendar, in late September, for a while it seemed some small tweaks to the format might allow the Ryder Cup to go ahead. Read More"Things started coming to a head in March when they started closing down the tours," Team Europe's...
    PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Hudson Swafford stopped his slide with a 10-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole, and he finished with an 8-foot par putt to hold on for a one-shot victory Sunday in the Corales Puntacana Club and Resort Championship. Swafford closed with a 3-under 69, doing most of his work on the front nine with a 31 that took him from a two-shot deficit to a three-shot lead. He led by four shots when he made double bogey from left of the 13th green and and bogey from the fairway on the 15th, falling into a share of the lead with Mackenzie Hughes and Tyler McCumber. Swafford hit 6-iron to a front pin on the 210-yard 17th hole to 10 feet and made his first birdie since the eighth hole. He closed with an 8-foot par to avoid a playoff with McCumber, who had made a 25-foot birdie putt on the 18th for a 66. Hughes bogeyed the 18th for a 70 to finish third. Swafford’s second PGA Tour victory — the other was the...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Dustin Johnson started with the lead, matched the low round Sunday at the Tour Championship with a 6-under 64 and now is one round away from capturing the FedEx Cup and its $15 million prize. Johnson missed only three fairways and putted for birdie on all but three holes. It led to a five-shot lead over Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele going into the Labor Day finish at East Lake. No one was playing better going into the FedEx Cup finale and Johnson has shown no signs of slowing. He was at 19-under par, his fourth consecutive event holding at least a share of the 54-hole lead. He converted one of those into an 11-shot victory two weeks ago at the TPC Boston. He lost to a 65 by Collin Morikawa in the PGA Championship and to a 65-foot putt in a playoff by Jon Rahm last week at Olympia Fields. Now only four players have a reasonable chance of catching him. Schauffele, a big-game player who won the Tour Championship three years ago, dropped only...
    Zsa Zsa Gabor is going on a final ‘farewell tour’ – as her flamboyant widower plans to take her ashes on a trip around Europe before finally laying her to rest in her native Hungary She was the original Hollywood It Girl, famous for her nine marriages, self-parodying glamour and witty quips. Now, almost four years after her death, Zsa Zsa Gabor is going on a final ‘farewell tour’ – as her flamboyant widower plans to take her ashes on a trip around Europe before finally laying her to rest in her native Hungary. ‘Zsa Zsa is in a beautiful gold urn which hasn’t left my side since her funeral in January 2017,’ Prince Frederic von Anhalt told The Mail on Sunday last night. ‘I sleep with it and she goes everywhere with me. If I had my way I would stay with her until my end but I’ve just turned 77 and none of us knows what will happen with this pandemic so I decided it’s time to take her home to Hungary – but not without first taking...
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he would visit Poland and three other European countries next week, as the United States announced plans to reposition troops outside of Germany.  During this tour, which will begin Aug. 11, the U.S. top diplomat will also visit the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Austria.  “It will be a very important and productive trip,” he said, announcing the tour during a press conference.  Polish President Andrzej Duda, a populist conservative, was narrowly reelected to a new five-year term last month after a highly polarizing campaign in which he was notably received into the White House by Donald Trump.  FILE - Poland's President Andrzej Duda listens to U.S. President Donald Trump during a joint news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, June 24, 2020.The American president, who has a terrible relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has decided to withdraw thousands of American soldiers from Germany to reposition some of them in Poland.  The Pentagon announced last week that the United States would deploy 1,000 additional troops...
    (CNN)Rory McIlroy has suggested that he may choose not to return to Europe to compete on the European Tour this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Northern Irishman is competing in the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Tennessee this week and will play in the US PGA Championship next week and the US Open in September. But, when asked about the possibility of returning to Europe for golf tournaments, McIlroy cast doubt, saying he might avoid traveling to reduce being exposed."I honestly don't know if I see myself going back to Europe this year," the world No. 2 said. "I don't know. McIlroy plays his second shot on the ninth hole during the final round of The Memorial Tournament."I don't know if I want to travel, I don't know if I want to be exposed to more things and more people. So I don't know, I have no idea and I'm sort of taking it week by week. Read More"I've got my schedule planned up until the US Open, which is obviously a couple weeks after the Tour Championship,...
    (Bloomberg) – We’re not going on a summer vacation. That is the unfortunate consequence of the latest UK travel restrictions. Just as confidence began to return to the overseas vacation market, Britain advised against all but essential trips to Spain, only to add the Balearic and Canary Islands to the list on Monday night. In the midst of what would normally be the peak summer vacation season, this is a disaster for tour operators like TUI AG, which is the world’s largest tour package company, On the Beach Group Plc and Dart Group Plc, which owns Jet2. We are right in the middle of the last minute booking period, running from June to the end of August, where people in Europe book their vacations one day to six weeks in advance. This period can represent up to a quarter of all reservations and tends to be more profitable in a normal year, as prices are higher the closer the date of travel. Until the announcement of the weekend, signs that summer travel would resume in Europe were good. There was...
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