0 Comments Ireland rugby skipper Rory Best among those lining out to be honoured at Queen's BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Ulster and Ireland rugby captain Rory Best, a host of international academics and the chief executive of Marks and Spencer are among those who will receive honorary degrees at Queen's University this year. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/ireland-rugby-skipper-rory-best-among-those-lining-out-to-be-honoured-at-queens-36629448.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article36629445.ece/40285/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-02-22_new_38748959_I1.JPG Email Ulster and Ireland rugby captain Rory Best, a host of international academics and the chief executive of Marks and Spencer are among those who will receive honorary degrees at Queen's University this year. Every year at its summer and Christmas graduations, Queen's recognises individuals who have achieved high distinction or given significant service in one or more fields of public … [Read more...] about Ireland rugby skipper Rory Best among those lining out to be honoured at Queen’s
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Day-long festivity marked by Chinese music, pictorial cultural exhibition; Chinese teachers, businessmen also present 0SHARES Share Tweet Email A man looks at his phone as fireworks explode on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China PHOTO: REUTERS LAHORE: A festive ceremony was held at the Government College University Lahore (GCU) to celebrate the Chinese New Year, a press release issued stated. GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Hassan Amir Shah was the chief guest at the ceremony. China’s Hui Muslims fearful, Chinese New Year education ban a sign of curbs to come The day-long festivity was marked by Chinese music and pictorial cultural exhibition, whereas a large number of Chinese teachers and businessmen also addressed the ceremony. On the occasion, GCU Center of Excellence, China Studies (CECS) Director Prof Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt highlighted the need for … [Read more...] about Festive ceremony: GCU celebrates Chinese New Year
The news that American actress, Rose Marie, has died at the age of 94 adds to a list of over 100 notable names from the world of entertainment, sport and politics that have died in 2017. DECEMBER Rose Marie, 94, actress and American showbiz legend Broadway and television actress Rose Marie was best known for her role as Sally Rogers on "The Dick Van Dyke Show." Born Rose Marie Mazetta on August 15, 1923, in New York, she began performing at age 3 by winning an amateur contest that took her to Atlantic City, New Jersey. During a career that spanned nine decades, Rose Marie - who went only by her first name professionally - was also famous for appearing for years on the game show "The Hollywood Squares," which featured celebrities sitting in boxes on a life-size tic-tac-toe board. Heather Menzies-Urich, 68, actress best known for her role in The Sound of Music Heather Menzies-Urich played the third oldest of the Von Trapp … [Read more...] about Remembering 102 famous faces we’ve said goodbye to in 2017
0 Have your say Once again the great and the good people of Yorkshire have been rewarded in the Queen’s New Year Honours... here is a full list. DBEThe Rt Hon Rosalie Winterton. Member of Parliament for Doncaster Central and Opposition chief Whip. For political and parliamentary service. (Doncaster)CBEMrs Dorothy Marie Brown. Director for Personal Tax Operations, HM Revenue and Customs. For services to Taxpayers. (Leeds)Peter Brown. Partner BLJ Worldwide Strategic Communications. For services to transatlantic trade, philanthropic activities and the support of British interests in New York.Mrs Sandra Jane Keene. Director of Adult Social Services and president, Leeds City Council and ADASS. For services to Social Care.David Christopher Lane. Formerly vice-president Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. For services to Childcare and Social Work. (Wakefield)Mrs Susan Jane Moore. Director, DWP Corporate Change, Department for Work and Pensions. For services … [Read more...] about New Year Honours: Full list of Yorkshire’s recipients
AS Prince William and Kate Middleton announce they're expecting their third child, the royal family's hierarchy is about to change once again.Already behind the couple's two children - Prince George, aged four, and Princess Charlotte, two - Prince Harry will be bumped further down the line by his unborn niece or nephew, and less likely to ever wear the crown.Here we look at the current line of succession within the British monarchy, and who will take to the throne if the Queen abdicates, retires or dies.1) Prince Charles, Prince of WalesBorn in 1948, Prince Charles is the eldest of the Queen and Prince Philip's four children and is set to become the next King.Aged 68, the Prince of Wales is the longest-serving heir apparent in UK history, having been next in line to take the throne since the Queen's coronation in 1952, when he just three-years-old.His age also means that should he become King, he will be the oldest person to ever be crowned the British monarch.Charles was the first … [Read more...] about Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their third child, but who’s ahead and behind in line for the Royal throne?
TENNIS ace Andy Murray and veteran comedian Ken Dodd have been knighted in a New Year’s Honours list full of heroes.They are joined by four-time Olympic champ Mo Farah, also made a Sir, and Jessica Ennis-Hill, who becomes a Dame.In all, 110 Olympic and Paralympic stars are rewarded in some way for their heroics in Rio this summer, including the entire womens’ hockey team.Wales football manager Chris Coleman receives an OBE.Theresa May paid tribute to those recognised, saying: “Congratulations to all those receiving honours today.“It’s great so many from different walks of life are getting recognition.”But the PM faced a backlash last night over a knighthood for Mark Lowcock, the mandarin in charge of Britain’s mammoth aid budget.Also honoured are businessman David Ord, who has donated nearly £1million to the Tories over the past decade, plusMPs and Mrs May’s former Home Office staff. Around three-quarters of the awards went to people … [Read more...] about New Year’s honours list 2017 in full – from Andy Murray and Victoria Beckham to Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill
THEY are the Tory heavyweights who look set to battle it out for the keys to Number 10.But aside from their political party allegiance, Theresa May, 59, and Boris Johnson, 52, could not be more different.As the two frontrunners ramp up their campaigns to take over from David Cameron as PM and party leader, how much do you know about the dithering “Theresa Maybe, Maybe Not” and philanderer “Boris-sconi”?Here, MARTIN PHILLIPS and AMY JONES size them up. May: Upstaged Chancellor George Osborne during March’s Budget speech by leaving very little to the imagination in a push-up bra beneath her plunging red suit. Johnson: Left dangling 20ft in the air after getting stuck on a zip wire at a London Olympics celebration event in 2012, his harness crumpling his appearance and a blue safety helmet making him look particularly ridiculous as he waved a couple of Union Flags. May: Walk Like A Man from the original Broadway production of Jersey Boys.The … [Read more...] about It’s bonking Boris V kitten-heeled Theresa in the race for place at Number 10
DAME Judi Dench is an unstoppable thespian force who has captivated the nation with her roles on the big screen and in theatre for several decades.But how old is the Oscar-winning actress who seems to have no plans to slow down, and how much is she worth? Here's the low-down...Judith Olivia "Judi" Dench was born in Heworth, York on December 9, 1934, which makes her 82 years old.Her mum was born in Dublin and her dad was a doctor who was born in Dorset but later moved to Dublin, where he met Judi’s mother while he was studying at Trinity College.Judi went to a Quaker School, The Mount School, in York and was later drawn to the theatre.Her family had strong ties with the dramatic arts, with her dad being a GP for York theatre, and her mother working as a wardrobe mistress.Aspiring actress Judi later trained at the Central School of Speech and Dram and made her first professional stage appearance at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool in Hamlet in 1957.She has … [Read more...] about How old is Judi Dench, who’s her partner David Mills, how tall is she, what’s her net worth and how many films has she starred in?
As the crowd rose shortly before kickoff for a recent football game at Niskayuna High School in the state of New York and the first strains of the US's national anthem were played, Ismail Stewart, the Silver Warriors' 16-year-old wide receiver, dropped down onto one knee. "My heart was pounding," Stewart told DW. "I felt like I was going to pass out. I was like: Wow, I'm really about to do this. Because once I do, a lot of stuff is going to change — a lot of relationships are going to change." When he turned around and saw several of his teammates and one cheerleader also kneeling, he knew he had done the right thing. "I thought: 'I'm not in this alone. I have people by my side,'" he said. Read more: Opinion: Hertha Berlin's gesture is about the message 'Jokes and insensitivities' Stewart said he was inspired by a series of protests that have shaken up the US's National Football League (NFL). This form of demonstration began in 2016, when San Francisco 49ers … [Read more...] about US teen athletes join NFL stars in kneeling against racism
Major sports brands like Nike and Adidas sponsor college and youth sports teams all over the US. They do so in order that players are seen in their apparel and to increase their chances that players who go pro will later endorse their brand. Depending on the success of the player this could mean millions in future revenue. The lengths brands will go to ensure the athlete's commitment continue to escalate. In many cases, once coaches of these sponsored teams see a potential star, they broker a deal with Adidas or Nike, offering the student a large sum of money to play for a designated university. The coaches themselves may also receive a large sum of money for their recruitment. Read more: Adidas profits hit the billion mark Yet under NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) regulations it is illegal to pay student athletes and doing so renders the athlete ineligible to play. The NCAA claims to "protect young people from the dangerous and exploitive athletics practices of the … [Read more...] about FBI probes Adidas in basketball bribery case