3 days ago
RFU interim chief executive Nigel Melville will attempt to persuade the other unions to shorten the Six Nations by a week in 2021 to give the Lions an extra week preparation for their tour of South Africa
5 days ago
English rugby bosses have shut the door on Premiership promotion and relegation being scrapped this season. The Rugby Football Union‘s (RFU) interim chief executive Nigel Melville branded the idea “wishful thinking”, after some Premiership clubs were understood to be pushing for the English top-flight to be ring-fenced. Just four points separate the bottom seven teams of the 12-strong Premiership, setting up perhaps the tensest relegation battle in the league’s history.
October 26th, 2018
With the greatest of respect to the British and Irish Lions – who we all love dearly – Tuesday’s announcement that future Premiership seasons will run from September into late June really wasn’t about them. Oscar Wilde once wrote the cynic “knows the price of everything and the value of nothing”. As Premier Rugby chief executive Mark McCafferty and RFU director of professional rugby Nigel Melville made a mockery of last year’s Rugby Players Association’s impassioned rejection of a domestic season extension, it was reasonable to wonder if those running English rugby knew the value of anything.
October 14th, 2018
Even by Donald Trump’s standards it was a puzzling Tweet. More than two days after Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank, the US President took to social media to praise the ‘truly beautiful bride’ adding, ‘she has been through so much and has come out a total winner!’ Yet Twitter users were quick to point out that the 9th in line to the throne had so far enjoyed a relatively straightforward and privileged life. British opera singer Melinda Hughes, replied to President Trump asking: “What has she been through? Please enlighten us Brits because we have no idea what you’re talking about.” Princess Eugenie of York was a truly beautiful bride yesterday. She has been through so much, and has come out a total winner!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2018 Angus Brochan, MP for Braeburn East, quipped “Been through so much...champagne.” The Tweet is believed to refer to a scar on Princess Eugenie’s back from an operation for scoliosis aged 12, wh...
October 14th, 2018
Weekend negotiations in Brussels between British and EU officials have not yet produced a final Brexit deal for leaders to approve this week, according to senior EU sources.
October 13th, 2018
At her royal wedding, Princess Eugenie wore a dress with a low-cut back that revealed a long scar from an operation on her spine, inspiring others with back scars to share photos and feel more comfortable with their bodies. SEE ALSO: Royal wedding takes turn for the NSFW with BBC subtitle error Eugenie, who had surgery to correct her scoliosis at age 12 according to CNN, worked with designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos on her wedding dress. The low-cut back is deliberate, and meant to show her scar. The back of Princess Eugenie's dress, which is cut low to show her scar.Image: Toby Melville / wpa pool / Getty Images Read more...More about Royal Family, Scoliosis, Culture, Celebrities, and Activism
October 12th, 2018
High profile guests arrived at Windsor castle for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank.  The star-studded guest list provided appearances from Naomi Campbell, Demi Moore and Pixie Geldof. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were also seen in Windsor again today; the couple were attending the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank - which took place in Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel, the venue of their wedding. Celebrities made up the guest list, as well as senior members of the royal family and selected members of the public. 850 people will reportedly be in the chapel, with a further 1,200 expected in the ground; here is everything we know about the guests, from royal family members to celebrity friends. Princess Eugenie and the Duke of York Princess Eugenie Of York arrives with her father, the Duke of York Credit: WPA Pool The bride arrived for the ceremony at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, accompanied by her father, Prince Andrew th...
October 12th, 2018
Jack Brooksbank, who married Princess Eugenie today in the year's second Royal wedding, was working as a waiter in a cocktail bar when he first met her. But it was no rags to riches story for the newest member of the Royal family. Educated at Stowe School in Buckingham, where boarding fees are currently almost £12,000 per term, Brooksbank, 31, is a descendant of the Brooksbank baronets and reportedly a distant cousin of Eugenie’s. (Her mother, the Duchess of York, is the great-great-granddaughter of Lady Julia Coke, who is the daughter of Jack's great-great-grandfather, Thomas Coke.) Son of George Brooksbank, 68, a chartered accountant and company director, and his wife Nicola, 64, Jack has a younger brother called Thomas, 29 - who took on the role of Best Man for the wedding. Since 2001, the family address has been an apartment in a gated period conversion in Wandsworth, not far from Battersea Park. Brooksbank was introduced to Eugenie, the younger daughter of Prince And...
October 9th, 2018
The old cow pasture just sold for $54 million. The 48-acre parcel of land in Melville, Long Island, where Newsday is based — once lampooned as a cow pasture by then Daily News co-owner Fred Drasner — has fetched $54 million, according to Tribune Media. The new owner is Leonard Stern’s Hartz Mountain Industries. Newsday...
October 3rd, 2018
The former U.S. ambassador to Estonia on Wednesday wrote that he resigned from his position earlier this year because he "could no longer support President Trump's policies."James Melville, a career diplomat who se...
September 25th, 2018
Mr. Putnam spent decades bringing New York’s maritime history to life as a resident museum historian and an impersonator of the author of “Moby-Dick.”
September 20th, 2018
“When You Read This Letter …,” a French romantic melodrama of the old school, is precisely the kind of conventional commercial cinema that that country’s New Wave directors couldn’t stand. Which is why it’s a surprise that the director of the 1953 film was Jean-Pierre Melville, a hero to the New...
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