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SHAUN EDWARDS: Rugby needs the Six Nations to lift the doom and gloom

A lot of¬†people are knocking rugby at the moment and it has irritated me a bit.Hopefully, the can really change the mood. It’s great to be involved again. I love it every year.

It’s been a difficult time for the sport lately, but it has given me so much in my life.It’s given me an identity and it’s given me a purpose. So I’ve had enough of the doom and gloom around the game. Nothing is perfect, but I want to send a message out that there are a lot of good things in rugby and a lot of great people.

You don’t meet many people in rugby who you don’t like and the sport has so many positives as well as these negative things that there has been a lot of coverage about.

France will go back to basics in their defence of the Six Nations title this year

France will go back to basics in their defence of the Six Nations title this year

Now the Six Nations is back and it excites me as much as ever.What a competition, it’s fabulous.

After Christmas, eVdeN EVe nAKLiYaT everyone’s a bit miserable in January, so the Six Nations is something to really look forward to at this time of year.I used to think that even back when I was playing rugby league. It’s a fantastic, national event where every game is more or less a derby. And it’s the competition I’ve always judged myself on because teams get exactly the same preparation time.

This year, it looks wide open. The teams are well-matched and all of world rugby is like that at the moment, with very, very close scores.It’s marvellous for the international game.

With France, we’re trying to defend the title and we have to think like we’re back to square one. We have to go back to the basics of our game and make sure they are right, all over again.

The Six Nations looks wide open this year and there will be no easy matches

The Six Nations looks wide open this year and there will be no easy matches

You’ve got to remember that some of our guys will have played eight or nine matches for their club since we last played together against Japan in November.They have come back in after months of all playing in different systems, for different coaches. It takes time to gel again, so it’s important to go back to the basics of your scrum, lineout, kick-offs and all those key parts of the game.

We have some injuries but I’m confident we will cope.

Fabien Galthie put down a challenge to the backs last week in training. He said: ‚ÄėOK, who’s going to replace Jonathan Danty? Who’s going to replace Gabin Villiere?’ Those two guys aren’t just important to our attack, but amazing defensive players, too. It was good to see the way the players reacted in the session after Fabien had challenged them.

They tried to play with the same sort of intensity as those fantastic players who are missing with injury.

Of course, as the defending champions we have a target on our heads now, but that’s something we have to get used to if we want to be at the top.I think this is the first time in history that the teams ranked No 1 and No 2 in the world have been in the Six Nations. That’s fantastic.

Ireland are No 1 at the moment and we are No 2. If you liked this write-up and you would certainly such as to receive additional details relating to EVDEN eVe NAKliYat kindly check out our own web site. How much you pay attention to the rankings is your decision but it’s great for the fans.I’ve been lucky enough to be ranked No 1 for a week with Wales and for two weeks with France, but we all know South Africa are the world champions and that’s what really matters.

France will be wary of England as a lot of players have never won a Test at Twickeham

France will be wary of England as a lot of players have never won a Test at Twickeham

We’ve got Italy first up in Rome.

They won in Cardiff at the end of the last Six Nations, then beat Australia in the autumn which was a famous win for them. In their next game against South Africa, for 50 minutes they were in a tight contest with the world champions, so we have to take Italy very seriously.

It looks like they will be competitive and dangerous.

Next, we’re playing the team ranked No 1 in the world on their own patch in Dublin. Everyone knows that Andy Farrell, Mike Catt and the other coaches there have transformed Ireland into one of the best teams to watch, and their performance stats are off the charts.

They are an incredible attacking force and their defence is absolutely fantastic, too.I think they conceded the fewest points on average in the world last year. So they have great defence aligned with a fantastic attacking game, and they’ve also got steel. Ireland are not the biggest team, but they’re very fit, EVdEN EVE naKLiYAT incredibly mobile and play for the full 80 minutes.

We also have to go to Twickenham and that will be a huge challenge for evdeN eve naKliyAt this French team.I rate Steve Borthwick highly as a coach and England are always very competitive. In all the time I’ve been involved in international rugby, there’s never been an easy match against England.

Coach Andy Farrell has transformed Ireland into one of the best teams to watch

Coach Andy Farrell has transformed Ireland into one of the best teams to watch

That will continue and a lot of our players have never won a Test at Twickenham.That’ll be my message to them that day.

My old boss, Warren Gatland, is back in charge of Wales and they start at home against Ireland, which is going to be a rip-roaring game. Whoever wins is going to get momentum. Gats would always say: ‚ÄėIf we get early momentum in the competition, we can win it.’ And the whole of Wales would get behind them.

I tell the French guys: ‚ÄėForget the Wales you see on the summer tour and in the autumn. The Six Nations is what the emphasis is on in Wales and the whole country comes alive for it.So you have to be ready for a war against them.’

They’re going to be our last match, eVDEn eVe NAkLiyAt it’s in Paris, and I know that’s going to be some game.

 

Stats must support change

In the build-up to this Six Nations, there’s been a lot of talk about lowering the legal tackle height.For me, it’s all about having the data to support what they are doing, like there was for the scrum changes.

We all think scrums go on too long, but there aren’t so many guys having neck or back surgery after they retire, like in the old days.There are statistics to say that what they’ve done has made a huge improvement to the health of the players involved in scrums. If we can have statistics to show that the lower tackle will have a similar impact in making the game safer, then obviously we’ll all get behind it.

As a defence coach, one thing I will say is that it’s very difficult to practise lower tackling without players being injured ‚ÄĒ either the carrier who falls on to his ankles, or the tackler who might get a whack on his head from a knee.¬†

So we have to think long and hard about how we can safely practise lower tackles, if that’s the way the game is going.

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Spirit Airlines beats estimates on strong travel demand

Feb 6 (Reuters) – Ultra low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines Inc posted better-than-expected quarterly results on Monday, fueled by strong demand for air travel despite ongoing economic concerns.

Shares of Spirit rose over 7% to $21 in aftermarket trade.

U. If you have any kind of inquiries regarding where and how you can use eVDeN Eve NAkLiYAt, you could call us at our web site. S.airlines have been trying to cash in on strong demand evDEn Eve NAkLiYat for air travel, undeterred by rising interest rates and a looming recession, as pandemic restrictions ease.

„Leisure demand has remained strong,” said Spirit’s chief executive Ted Christie.

However, EvDen eVe NaKLiYaT adverse weather, worker shortages and technical glitches have snarled operations over the past year.

Spirit earned $0.12 per share on an adjusted basis, above analyst estimates of $0.04 per share, EvDeN evE NaKLiyAt according to Refinitiv data.

The Miramar, Florida-based airline’s total operating revenue in the quarter rose nearly 41% to $1.39 billion, EVDen evE NakliyaT compared with analysts’ estimates of $1.38 billion. (Reporting by Nathan Gomes in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri)

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LIZ JONES: White van man was a lockdown hero. Now it's total chaos 

During the pandemic, delivery drivers became heroes overnight.They rendered it unnecessary to venture outside to the Co-op, where the shop assistant, shielded from you by a huge Perspex screen, would then lick her fingers to open your carrier bag.

In the darkest depths of , online shopping seemed to be our national saviour.

I’m certain at one point we were encouraged to clap for delivery drivers, along with health workers and the men who collect the recycling even if they sometimes manage to leave a few bottle tops, evDen eVE NakliyAT cardboard boxes and yogurt pots as a sort of dirty protest.

And I’m such a loyal customer, I must have been photographed in just knickers and thick socks more often than as proof that my parcel has been delivered.

So it saddens me to say that I am now at war with my delivery drivers.These former angels of furlough – who gamely brought those idle Amazon purchases right to our front doors, without consideration for their personal safety – have become as hopeless as our striking posties.

In the darkest depths of lockdown, online shopping seemed to be our national saviour. Pictured: Stock image

In the darkest depths of lockdown, online shopping seemed to be our national saviour.Pictured: Stock image

Even the generally nice man from Waitrose.Now that supermarket deliveries are made sans carrier bags, he thinks nothing of solemnly handing me my box of black hair dye. It’s all so familiar and disdainful. I swear that one day he is going to say, sotto voce: ‚ÄėWouldn’t a dark brown, and semi-permanent, be more suitable?’

Last week, some other idiot delivery man knocked on the door, then just stood there, mute.

‚ÄėSpeak, man!’ I said, above the noise of my dogs’ barking.

‚ÄėIs this number three?’ he said.I pointed to the big number eight on the front door.

‚ÄėMolly?’ he said, trying his luck again.

‚ÄėNo!’ It was clearly a Valentine’s gift. ‚ÄėDo I look like I have a boyfriend?’

‚ÄėFrankly, no,’ he said, shuffling away.

My postman is no better.He knows he sets off my dogs, but still insists on delivering leaflets for funerals and Sky Glass tellies. Whenever he brings me a parcel, I ask him: ‚ÄėSomething interesting?’

‚ÄėI doubt it,’ he replies, deadpan.

What’s got into delivery men? And my postwoman, for that matter, evdEN eVE NaKLiyAT who recently shoved a card through my door, despite me being in (listen, lady, I’m not Usain Bolt‚Ķ).

When I caught up with her later, I was told my package was now at the local depot.When I looked it up, the Post Office website states proudly: ‚ÄėOpen 8am to 10am.’ What do they do for the rest of the day?

So it saddens me to say that I am now at war with my delivery drivers, these former angels of furlough. Stock image

So it saddens me to say that I am now at war with my delivery drivers, these former angels of furlough.Stock image

DPD can be quite reliable (John-Paul, I salute you!). And Lewis, who delivers my coffee beans from Coffee Plant on Portobello Road once a month, you are a life-saver.

The man who owns my local deli is also heroic, but says when he brings around my haul that he now feels ‚Äėa little like your dealer’.

But I simply cannot overlook the men who just sit in their vans outside my house, eating (like smoking, it should be banned), refusing to hand over the goods as ‚Äėthere is still three minutes to go’ until his break is officially over.

Or the delivery driver who wouldn’t let me open the package from Daylesford to see if my drinks glasses had made it to me intact, to whom I replied: ‚ÄėMy dad didn’t fight the Nazis so that you can not have the balls to undo a box!’ Or the man who, when I ordered logs, replied: ‚ÄėI will be around on Wednesday – unless, of course, it’s icy.’

And I am not alone in my despair.TikTok and Twitter are awash with incidents of parcels being thrown in a hedge or dropped into a wheelie bin.

In the United States, one altercation involving a female FedEx delivery driver ended with her yelling at the customer: ‚ÄėYou can kiss my white ass – I can’t understand what you’re saying, this is America!’ (The driver later apologised, saying: ‚ÄėI’m frustrated.It’s cold outside and I’m just trying to gather my thoughts.’)

My worst experience with delivery drivers came just before Christmas. I’d ordered a book on gardens as a gift, knowing it would easily fit through my letterbox.

But no.I returned home to a card that stated it had been delivered to a DIY shop in town. I drove to the shop, melting ice caps along the way. I told the man inside that him being a delivery hub defeated the whole object of online shopping.

‚ÄėI might just have well driven to a bookshop and cut you out of the equation entirely!’ I told him, as he fumbled through hundreds of packages with all the speed of a dead snail.

‚ÄėI’m just a cog,’ he told me, caring not one jot.If you have any sort of concerns relating to where and ways to utilize EVdEn eve nAKLiYaT, you could call us at our own website. (It’s the indifference that really riles me.)

Being deaf, I misheard him. ‚ÄėAt last! Some accountability! Thank you! You are, indeed, a c**k!’

Meanwhile, I can no longer buy a Phillips screwdriver within a 25-mile radius of my home.Am I going to have to order one on Amazon?

Cyber-flashing? All I get is OAP abuse

I watched, fascinated, Asking For It?, the Emily Atack documentary about cyber-flashing on BBC1 last week.

She gets hundreds of unsolicited pics of male genitalia sent to her every day.All I’ve received in the past few weeks is a letter (remember those?) from George, who is 70. I don’t believe he has a smartphone.

‚ÄėDear Liz. I enjoy your writing, but you seem to have been under more sheets than the Ku Klux Klan. You also have the sort of face a dog wouldn’t lick.’

I wish, darling George.

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Driver slammed after cat carrier is spotted strapped to a car's roof

A motorist has been called out for driving with a pet carrier tied to the roof of their car on a busy road with a ‘terrified looking’ cat inside.¬†

The Ford Falcon was snapped as it travelled along Lutwyche Road in Windsor in ‘s north and was posted to social media on Monday.¬†

The large cat box was pictured fastened onto the top of the moving car with two yellow straps.

The cat is not visible but the onlooker who took the photo of the ‘appalling’ act claimed the animal was in the box.

‘Yes, that is a cat carrier strapped to the roof racks.Yes, there was a terrified looking cat inside. Yes, there was room inside the car for the cat carrier to go,’ the post read (pictured, the blue sedan carrying the cat box)

‘Yes, evden evE nAKLiyaT that is a cat carrier strapped to the roof racks.Yes, there was a terrified looking cat inside. Yes, there was room inside the car for the cat carrier to go,’ the person’s post read.

‘Who the hell even does this?? …¬†‘It’s appalling, EVDEn EVE NAkliYaT how was this the only option??’

Animal lovers took to social media slamming the driver over the act of animal cruelty. 

‘Some people should not be allowed to own pets,’ one commenter said.¬†

‘That’s messed up from the owner, and that cat needs to be re homed to a person who will look after it,’ one more said.

‘I can’t imagine what this would do to a poor little kitty,’ said another.¬†

‘There’s no way anyone would do that, surely,’ an online user wrote.

But others said there could be other reasons why the box is on the roof.

‘Maybe it’s a diseased feral cat they’ve caught, to get off their property?’ one asked.

Animal lovers took to social media slamming the driver over the 'appalling' act of animal cruelty (stock photo)

¬†Animal lovers took to social media slamming the driver over the ‘appalling’ act of animal cruelty (stock photo)

‘It appears empty and EVden Eve NakliyAT for all you know it’s a snake,’ another said.¬†

The person who posted the image online said the RSPCA and police had been contacted over the sighting.

Meanwhile, others compared their stories of trying to get their pet cats into portable carriers for transport.

‘My cat is terrified any time we have to put him in the carrier and travel,’ one wrote. If you liked this article and you would like to obtain more details concerning eVDen EVE nAkliyAt kindly visit the page. ¬†

‘Mine hates the car so much we have to sedate him to go to the vet.The vet is literally at the end of our street. It’s a two minute drive,’ said another.¬†

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SHAUN EDWARDS: Rugby needs the Six Nations to lift the doom and gloom

A lot of¬†people are knocking rugby at the moment and it has irritated me a bit.Hopefully, the can really change the mood. It’s great to be involved again. I love it every year.

It’s been a difficult time for the sport lately, but it has given me so much in my life.It’s given me an identity and it’s given me a purpose. So I’ve had enough of the doom and gloom around the game. Nothing is perfect, evDEN EVe nAKLiyAT but I want to send a message out that there are a lot of good things in rugby and a lot of great people.

You don’t meet many people in rugby who you don’t like and the sport has so many positives as well as these negative things that there has been a lot of coverage about.

France will go back to basics in their defence of the Six Nations title this year

France will go back to basics in their defence of the Six Nations title this year

Now the Six Nations is back and it excites me as much as ever.What a competition, it’s fabulous.

After Christmas, everyone’s a bit miserable in January, so the Six Nations is something to really look forward to at this time of year.I used to think that even back when I was playing rugby league. It’s a fantastic, national event where every game is more or less a derby. And it’s the competition I’ve always judged myself on because teams get exactly the same preparation time.

This year, it looks wide open. The teams are well-matched and all of world rugby is like that at the moment, with very, very close scores.It’s marvellous for the international game.

With France, we’re trying to defend the title and we have to think like we’re back to square one. We have to go back to the basics of our game and make sure they are right, all over again.

The Six Nations looks wide open this year and there will be no easy matches

The Six Nations looks wide open this year and there will be no easy matches

You’ve got to remember that some of our guys will have played eight or nine matches for their club since we last played together against Japan in November.They have come back in after months of all playing in different systems, for different coaches. It takes time to gel again, so it’s important to go back to the basics of your scrum, lineout, kick-offs and all those key parts of the game.

We have some injuries but I’m confident we will cope.

Fabien Galthie put down a challenge to the backs last week in training. He said: ‚ÄėOK, who’s going to replace Jonathan Danty? Who’s going to replace Gabin Villiere?’ Those two guys aren’t just important to our attack, but amazing defensive players, too. It was good to see the way the players reacted in the session after Fabien had challenged them.

They tried to play with the same sort of intensity as those fantastic players who are missing with injury.

Of course, as the defending champions we have a target on our heads now, but that’s something we have to get used to if we want to be at the top.I think this is the first time in history that the teams ranked No 1 and No 2 in the world have been in the Six Nations. That’s fantastic.

Ireland are No 1 at the moment and we are No 2. How much you pay attention to the rankings is your decision but it’s great for the fans.If you have any kind of inquiries regarding where and ways to utilize evdeN eve naKLiYAt, you could call us at our web site. I’ve been lucky enough to be ranked No 1 for a week with Wales and for two weeks with France, but we all know South Africa are the world champions and that’s what really matters.

France will be wary of England as a lot of players have never won a Test at Twickeham

France will be wary of England as a lot of players have never won a Test at Twickeham

We’ve got Italy first up in Rome.

They won in Cardiff at the end of the last Six Nations, then beat Australia in the autumn which was a famous win for them. In their next game against South Africa, for 50 minutes they were in a tight contest with the world champions, so we have to take Italy very seriously.

It looks like they will be competitive and dangerous.

Next, we’re playing the team ranked No 1 in the world on their own patch in Dublin. Everyone knows that Andy Farrell, Mike Catt and the other coaches there have transformed Ireland into one of the best teams to watch, and their performance stats are off the charts.

They are an incredible attacking force and their defence is absolutely fantastic, too.I think they conceded the fewest points on average in the world last year. So they have great defence aligned with a fantastic attacking game, and they’ve also got steel. Ireland are not the biggest team, but they’re very fit, incredibly mobile and play for the full 80 minutes.

We also have to go to Twickenham and that will be a huge challenge for Evden EVE NakLiYAt this French team.I rate Steve Borthwick highly as a coach and England are always very competitive. In all the time I’ve been involved in international rugby, there’s never been an easy match against England.

Coach Andy Farrell has transformed Ireland into one of the best teams to watch

Coach Andy Farrell has transformed Ireland into one of the best teams to watch

That will continue and a lot of our players have never won a Test at Twickenham.That’ll be my message to them that day.

My old boss, Warren Gatland, is back in charge of Wales and they start at home against Ireland, which is going to be a rip-roaring game. Whoever wins is going to get momentum. Gats would always say: ‚ÄėIf we get early momentum in the competition, we can win it.’ And the whole of Wales would get behind them.

I tell the French guys: ‚ÄėForget the Wales you see on the summer tour and in the autumn. The Six Nations is what the emphasis is on in Wales and the whole country comes alive for it.So you have to be ready for a war against them.’

They’re going to be our last match, it’s in Paris, and I know that’s going to be some game.

 

Stats must support change

In the build-up to this Six Nations, there’s been a lot of talk about lowering the legal tackle height.For me, it’s all about having the data to support what they are doing, like there was for the scrum changes.

We all think scrums go on too long, but there aren’t so many guys having neck or EvDen eVE naKLiYaT back surgery after they retire, like in the old days.There are statistics to say that what they’ve done has made a huge improvement to the health of the players involved in scrums. If we can have statistics to show that the lower tackle will have a similar impact in making the game safer, then obviously we’ll all get behind it.

As a defence coach, one thing I will say is that it’s very difficult to practise lower tackling without players being injured ‚ÄĒ either the carrier who falls on to his ankles, or the tackler who might get a whack on his head from a knee.¬†

So we have to think long and hard about how we can safely practise lower tackles, if that’s the way the game is going.

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EXCLUSIVE: Bill Gates finds love again – we reveal mystery woman

It looks like , 67, has found a love match with 60-year-old fellow tennis buff Paula Hurd, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.

Hurd is the widow of former Oracle co-CEO and president Mark Hurd, who died at the age of 62 in 2019 after a reported battle with . 

‘They’re inseparable,’ a friend of the couple tells DailyMail.com.¬†

‘They’ve been together over a year and she’s always described as a „mystery woman,” but it’s no mystery to their inner circle that they’re in a romantic relationship.’

Once a tech executive herself, Hurd is now an event planner and organizer, and philanthropist. 

Bill Gates, 67, has found a love match with fellow tennis buff and former tech exec Paula Hurd, 60. 'They're inseparable,' a friend tells DailyMail.com. The look of love was obvious at the WTA semifinal match  in Indian Wells, California last March

Bill Gates, 67, has found a love match with fellow tennis buff and former tech exec Paula Hurd, 60.’They’re inseparable,’ a friend tells DailyMail.com. The look of love was obvious at the WTA semifinal match¬† in Indian Wells, California last March

Bill and Paula were most recently seen sitting front row at the Men's Singles Final at the Australian Open in Melbourne during their trip Down Under last month

Bill and Paula were most recently seen sitting front row at the Men’s Singles Final at the Australian Open in Melbourne during their trip Down Under last month¬†

The Microsoft founder was all smiles as he watched the tournament with his date on January 29

The Microsoft founder was all smiles as he watched the tournament with his date on January 29

Paula is the widow of former Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd, who died in 2019

Bill and Melinda Gates announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage in 2021

Paula is the widow of former Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd (left) who died in 2019 after a reported battle with cancer.Bill and Melinda divorced in 2021 after 27 years of marriage 

Her late husband, who spent most of his career at tech company NCR and later Hewlett-Packard before joining Oracle in 2010, had an estimated net worth of $500million at the time of his death. 

And it’s no surprise that the paths of the Microsoft founder and Oracle executive -both prominent Silicon Valley figures –¬†and his wife had crossed over the years.¬†

Mark, a former college tennis scholar, and Paula were even pictured behind Gates at a tennis match in California in 2015. 

But last month, it was Paula and Bill who were matched together when they were seen watching¬†the Men’s Singles Final together at the Australian Open in Melbourne during a trip Down Under.¬†

The pair also traveled up to Sydney where the billionaire met with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

Gates and Hurd took the opportunity to take a romantic stroll around the city as they stopped to admire the panoramic views of the harbor and check out the famed Opera House.

Photos of the two taking in the sights were published at the time, but Hurd had not been identified. 

Hurd and her late husband (top row far left) were frequent spectators at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, where Bill Gates (bottom row, far right next to John McEnroe) had also been spotted in the crowd, not too far from the couple, in 2015

Hurd and her late husband (top row far left) were frequent spectators at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, where Bill Gates (bottom row, far right next to John McEnroe) had also been spotted in the crowd, not too far from the couple, in 2015 

Both Gates and Hurd have been longtime tennis fans and have been spotted attending the same tournaments over the years. They are pictured at the Men's Final in Melbourne last month

Both Gates and Hurd have been longtime tennis fans and have been spotted attending the same tournaments over the years.They are pictured at the Men’s Final in Melbourne last month

During their Australian visit in January, the two were also seen taking a romantic stroll around Sydney, stopping to take in views of the Harbor Bridge and famed Opera House

During their Australian visit in January, the two were also seen taking a romantic stroll around Sydney, stopping to take in views of the Harbor Bridge and famed Opera House 

It’s likely the couple may have bonded over their love of tennis.

Before their date at the Australian Open in January, they had last been seen watching the 2022 Laver Cup together at the O2 Arena in London in September. 

The avid sports fans were also photographed at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California as far back as October 2021, however, they had been sitting a few rows away from each other at the time. 

Paula, whose maiden name is Kalupa, was working as an NCR executive in 1990 when she married her late husband, EvdEn eve nakliYAT who spent 25 years climbing up the ranks at the company.

The couple, who were based in San Mateo County, shared two daughters, Kathryn and Kelly. 

The Hurds were longtime donors to Mark’s alma mater Baylor University where they contributed a lead gift to kick off its $1.1billion philanthropic campaign in 2018.¬†

The generous donation helped fund a brand new $60million welcome center named after the couple is set to open on campus later this year. 

Prior to their date at the Australian Open, they had last attended the 2022 Laver Cup together at the O2 Arena in London in September (pictured)

Prior to their date at the Australian Open, they had last attended the 2022 Laver Cup together at the O2 Arena in London in September (pictured) 

They were seen together again months earlier in March when Gates was snapped laughing as he chatted with Paula at the BNP Paribas Open

They were seen together again months earlier in March when Gates was snapped laughing as he chatted with Paula at the BNP Paribas Open 

The avid sports fans were also photographed at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California as far back as October 2021, however, Gates was sat alongside his former girlfriend Ann Winblad (far left) in front of Hurd at the time

The avid sports fans were also photographed at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California as far back as October 2021, however, Gates was sat alongside his former girlfriend Ann Winblad (far left) in front of Hurd at the time 

Despite earning her marketing degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984, Paula joined her husband in making major eVDen evE nAKLiYat contributions to Baylor, such as supporting the university’s national championship tennis program.¬†

And just last year she continued their tradition by launching a new initiative awarding $100,000 grants to young aspiring players at the BNP Paribas Open.

The program was announced on March 14 and just four days later, Paula and Bill would be pictured together watching the Women’s Tennis Association semifinal match in Indian Wells.¬†

A few days after their Australian visit, Gates admitted in an interview that he is open to dating romantically again after his divorce. 

When asked whether he would like to find love again¬†in a sit-down with the¬†during his visit to Kenya last week, he answered: ‘Sure, I’m not a robot.’

His budding romance with Hurd comes two years after Gates’s¬† after 34 years together, and 27 years of marriage.

Paula, whose maiden name is Kalupa, was working as an NCR executive in 1990 when she married her late husband, who spent 25 years at the company before moving on to Hewlett-Packard and Oracle

Paula, whose maiden name is Kalupa, was working as an NCR executive in 1990 when she married her late husband, who spent 25 years at the company before moving on to Hewlett-Packard and Oracle 

Paula and her late husband shared two daughters, Kathryn, and Kelly

Paula and her late husband shared two daughters, Kathryn, and Kelly 

Gates’ ex-wife, and mother to their three children, eVden eVE NAKLiyaT previously opened up about¬†her ‘unbelievably painful’ divorce and explained that she ‘just couldn’t stay in that marriage anymore’.

Melinda French Gates told Fortune¬†magazine in October that the Covid-19 pandemic helped give her the ‘privacy to do what she needed to do. If you adored this post in addition to you would like to acquire more information regarding evDEN eVe nakliYaT kindly visit the internet site. ‘

She also said in 2021 that her husband’s affair with a Microsoft employee in 2000 had broken the ‘trust’ in their marriage.

She described how she sobbed on the floor as her marriage fell apart, having never thought that the relationship would end in divorce. 

The couple’s divorce settlement is America’s second-most expensive ever after Jeff Bezos’ $38.3billion split with ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos.¬†

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SECOND husband indicted for smuggling nuclear weapon tech to Russia

A second key figure in the alleged plot to smuggle  technology from America to Russia has been revealed Рand he is another suburban husband who was apparently living a double life. 

Vadim Yermolenko, 41 lives in a luxury $1m, four-bedroom, four-bathroom  home with his glamorous wife and their young children, DailyMail. If you have almost any concerns with regards to wherever along with the way to utilize EvDen eve NaKliyat, you possibly can e-mail us on our page. com can disclose.

His identity can now be disclosed after it emerged that another accused member of the conspiracy, , runs an online craft store in with his wife.

Yarmolenko and Brayman, eVDEn eve nAkLiYat who were indicted Tuesday then released after posting bail, allegedly helped supply Russia with technology that can be used in nuclear and hypersonic weapons.The scheme was part of a sophisticated plot orchestrated by the country’s security services, prosecutors say.

The elaborate smuggling network, which spanned several continents, has been likened to the plot of a wild espionage drama.

Vadim Yermolenko lives with his wife Diana and their children in a $1m home in New Jersey. Prosecutors say he played a key role in a plot to smuggle millions of dollars worth of high-tech weapons components from the United States to Russia

Vadim Yermolenko lives with his wife Diana and their children in a $1m home in New Jersey.Prosecutors say he played a key role in a plot to smuggle millions of dollars worth of high-tech weapons components from the United States to Russia

Away from Yermolenko’s alleged role in the shadowy ‘Serniya Network,’ which is controlled by spymasters in Moscow, he maintains the image of a loving family man in a leafy middle-class suburb of million-dollar homes.

He lives with his wife, Diana, and their three young children in a desirable four-bedroom, four-bathroom home in Upper Saddle River, EvdeN evE NAKLiYat New Jersey.

Yermolenko, a U.S. citizen, and Brayman, an Israeli citizen born in Ukraine, are named in an indictment which was unsealed Tuesday when both appeared in court charged over the plot.

Yermolenko, represented by a federal defender, eVDeN EvE nakLiYat was released after posting $500,000 bail, using his family home as security.Brayman was also released on $150,000 bail and subject to electronic monitoring. Both men were told to surrender their passports.

Yermolenko lives in a $1 million New Jersey home, pictured on Wednesday, with his family

Yermolenko lives in a $1 million New Jersey home, pictured on Wednesday, with his family

Diana (left), who is not charged with any crime, regularly shares pictures of the family's life on social media. Prosecutors allege that behind Vadim's image as a successful businessman, he was part of an international plot to supply Russia with sanctioned technology that can be used in nuclear weapons

Diana (left), who is not charged with any crime, regularly shares pictures of the family’s life on social media.Prosecutors allege that behind Vadim’s image as a successful businessman, he was part of an international plot to supply Russia with sanctioned technology that can be used in nuclear weapons

Yermolenko's glamorous wife, Diana, regularly shares snaps of their holidays abroad, including to Russia, on social media, along with photos of her with her husband, who's accused of smuggling sanctioned weapons equipment from the United States into Russia.

Yermolenko’s glamorous wife, Diana, regularly shares snaps of their holidays abroad, including to Russia, on social media, along with photos of her with her husband, who’s accused of smuggling sanctioned weapons equipment from the United States into Russia.

Yermolenko and his wife are both from Russia, according to their social media profiles.

Diana’s Facebook and Instagram posts paint them as a loving family who enjoy a jet-set lifestyle, holidaying in sun-soaked destinations across Europe and the U.S.The couple, who married in July 2011, also take frequent trips to St Petersburg.

Diana, from Mirny in Russia’s Sakha Republic, regularly posts proud photos of her family, including pictures of her eldest daughter figure skating.

Yermolenko’s profile says he is the founder of Divatek, a New Jersey-based company which sells cell phones and other electronic devices.

He says he studied at Dante Alighieri, in St Petersburg, an ‘international society founded to promote Italian language and culture throughout the world.’

But prosecutors allege, that behind the image of a family man and successful entrepreneur, Yermolenko helped the Serniya Network ‘acquire sensitive military and dual use technologies for the Russian military, EVdEn eVE nAkLiYAT defense sector and research institutions.’

Yermolenko's family life in a pleasant American suburb can be revealed after it emerged his co-defendant, Alexey Brayman, pictured with his Russian wife, Daria, allegedly used his home in New Hampshire to ship the technology to Russia

Yermolenko’s family life in a pleasant American suburb can be revealed after it emerged his co-defendant, Alexey Brayman, pictured with his Russian wife, Daria, allegedly used his home in New Hampshire to ship the¬†technology to Russia

With help from Yermolenko, Brayman allegedly received the equipment at his home in New Hampshire (pictured), before it was sent on to Europe and eventually into Russia

With help from Yermolenko, Brayman allegedly received the equipment at his home in New Hampshire (pictured), before it was sent on to Europe and eventually into Russia

Vadim Yermolenko

Alexey Brayman

Vadim Yermolenko (left) and Alexey Brayman (right) were allegedly part of a plot led by security services in Moscow to smuggle millions of dollars worth of weapons technology into Russia

Dual use technology is equipment like semiconductors and other sophisticated instruments that can be used in both civilian and military products.It is key to maintaining , which has cost the lives of thousands of civilians – and massively depleted Moscow’s stocks of weaponry.

Yermolenko is accused of playing a key role in getting equipment worth millions of dollars to fellow family man Brayman, who then shipped it to Europe before it was smuggled into Russia.

Yermolenko deployed deceptive and fraudulent tactics to open shell companies and bank accounts in order to mask the reason for the purchases and destination of the products, it is claimed.

With Brayman, he would alter, forge, and destroy shipping documents, invoices and other business records to unlawfully export items from the United States.

The men allegedly worked with Vadim Konoshchenok, an FSB agent who smuggled some of the items from Estonia into Russia

The men allegedly worked with Vadim Konoshchenok, an FSB agent who smuggled some of the items from Estonia into Russia

The indictment against Yermolenko says he even provided his wife’s signature ‘to use on IRS documents for company applications and applications to open U.S.Bank Accounts.’

Diana Yermolenko is not charged with any crimes.

The equipment that was trafficked in the conspiracy is sensitive and highly-regulated. The U.S. and other countries have imposed strict sanctions designed to prevent Russia from obtaining such ‘critical western technology.’

Yermolenko allegedly worked with a Russia-based defendant called Boris Livshits, a 52-year-old from St Petersburg.

Livshits took requests for sensitive items from the Serniya Network and then obtained them from U.S.businesses using front companies, forged paperwork and other deceptive tactics.

Those items were then trafficked out of the U.S. with help from Yermolenko and Brayman, authorities say.

On one occasion, Livshits ordered Yermolenko to ‘throw away the invoice’ for an order.Another email reveals he instructed Yermolenko to tell a bank that payments were for ‘bicycle spare parts, sporting goods and textile products.’

Brayman and Yermolenko allegedly trafficked 'advanced electronics and sophisticated testing equipment used in quantum computing, hypersonic and nuclear weapons'. Pictured: A Russian S-400 missile defense system drives in Red Square, central Moscow, on May 9, 2022

Brayman and Yermolenko allegedly trafficked ‘advanced electronics and sophisticated testing equipment used in quantum computing, hypersonic and nuclear weapons’.Pictured:¬†A Russian S-400 missile defense system drives in Red Square, central Moscow, on May 9, 2022

Prosecutors also revealed the vast web of the supply chain which carried the technology into Russia. Common intermediary countries included locations in Estonia, Finland, Germany and Hong Kong.

Brayman and Yermolenko allegedly delivered some of the items to Vadim Konoshchenok, 48, a Russian based in Estonia, who moved them across the border.

Konoshchenok describes himself in communications obtained by authorities as a Colonel in the FSB, Russia’s federal security service and the successor to the KGB, according to prosecutors.

As well as moving the technology, Konoshchenok ‘repeatedly’ attempted to smuggle tens of thousands of rounds of US-made ammunition across the Estonian border into Russia, including sniper rifle rounds and military grade .223 rounds.

Prosecutors say the seven defendants named in the indictment, which was unsealed yesterday, participated in ‘a transnational fraud, money laundering and sanctions evasion scheme controlled by a foreign power that is actively engaged in armed conflict’.

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Housing storm leaves UK exposed, skews policy: Mike Dolan

By Mike Dolan

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – If financial markets bore the brunt of this year’s interest rate shock, housing now stands in the firing line.

And a residential real estate quake would hurt many economies far more, amplifying the bond market ructions of the past 12 months if inflation can’t be contained quickly enough to allow central banks to stop tightening in 2023.

Overall housing activity – construction, sales and the related demand for goods and services that goes with housing churn – contributes an estimated 16-18% of gross domestic product annually in the United States and Britain. That’s well over $4 trillion for the former and half a trillion in the UK.

With long-term U.S.fixed mortgage rates above 7% for the first time in 20 years, and EVdEn Eve naKliyaT more than double January rates, U.S. housing sales and starts are already feeling the heat.

And as property has ridden the bond bull market of low inflation and interest rates for much those intervening decades – the sub-prime mortgage crash of 2007-2008 apart – any risk of a paradigm shift in that whole picture is a mega concern.

Twenty years ago, eVdeN evE NaKliYAt after the dot. If you have any questions relating to exactly where and how to use eVDEN eVE nakliyAT, you can speak to us at our web site. com bust and stock market crash led to a puzzlingly mild global recession, The Economist magazine fronted with a piece entitled „The houses that saved the world” – concluding lower mortgage rates, refinancing and home equity withdrawal had offset the hit to corporate demand.

But it’s much less likely to come to the rescue after this year’s stock market swoon, if only because interest rates are heading even higher into 2023 and many now fret about potential distress and delinquency in the sector next year.

Some 10% of global fund managers polled by Bank of America this month think real estate in developed economies is the most likely source of another systemic credit event going forward.

And Britain, which even the Bank of England assumes has already entered recession, Evden EVE nAkLiYAt is particularly vulnerable.

UK homeowners outsize exposure to floating rate mortgages and greater vulnerability to rising unemployment leaves the British market a potential outlier amid the twin hits of rising Bank of England rates and this week’s expected fiscal squeeze.

Indeed, many feel the extent of finance minister Jeremy Hunt’s dramatic fiscal U-turn away from September’s botched giveaway budget is precisely to avoid the sort of brutal BoE rate hit to the housing market that had threatened initially.

British think-tank the National Institute of Economic and Social Research reckons some 2.5 million UK households on variable rate mortgages – about 10% of the total – would be hit hard by further BoE rate rises next year, pushing mortgage costs for about 30,000 beyond monthly incomes if rates hit 5%.

That partly explains why even though money markets still see BoE rates peaking as high as 4.5%, from 3% at present, high-street clearing banks Barclays and HSBC forecast the central bank’s terminal rate as low as 3.5% and 3.75% respectively.

NO HOUSING SAVIOUR

Goldman Sachs chief economist Jan Hatzius and team feel the threat of a major credit event in developed housing markets may be overstated – as many mortgage holders are still on low, long-term fixed deals and there are substantial home equity buffers.

But they said Britain stands out nonetheless.

„We see a relatively greater risk of a meaningful rise in mortgage delinquency rates in the UK,” Goldman said this month.”This reflects the shorter duration of UK mortgages, our more negative economic outlook, and the greater sensitivity of default rates to downturns.”

While Australia and New Zealand have higher variable mortgage rates, British mortgage holders also have a higher vulnerability to rising joblessness.

Goldman estimates that a one percentage point rise in unemployment tends to boost mortgage delinquency rates by more than 20 basis points after one year in Britain – twice as much as the 10bp impact from a similar scenario in the United States.

All of which bodes ill for UK house prices – although forecasts are still far from apocalyptic.

UK estate agent Knight Frank expects nationwide house prices to drop 5% next year and again in 2024, a cumulative decline of almost 10% but one that only takes average prices back to where they were in the middle of 2021.Further out they see stagnation persisting – with just a 1.5% cumulative gain in the five years to 2026 and London prices basically flat over all that period.

NIESR economist Urvish Patel concurred with the thrust of that – expecting lower house prices over the next couple of years but adding „fears of a house price and housing market collapse because of higher mortgage rates are unlikely to be proved correct”.

Offsetting factors are that a majority will be on fixed rates, supply remains tight and stamp duty taxes are due to be cut again, he said.

But he did point to Bank of England research from 2019 that studied more than 30 years of data and showed that a 1% sustained increase in index-linked UK government bond yields could ultimately result in a fall in real house prices of just under 20%.

Ominously perhaps, 10- and 30-year index-linked gilt yields were at the epicentre of the September budget shock.And while they have retreated from those peaks since, thanks partly to BoE intervention, EvDEN eVe NAKLiYAt they are still 2-3 percentage points higher than they were this time last year.

– The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.

(Reporting by Mike Dolan; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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Which CVS rivals also own primary care services

Feb 8 (Reuters) – CVS Health Corp is moving deeper into primary care with its planned $9.5 billion deal for Oak Street Health announced on Wednesday, giving it a bigger role in healthcare services in line with many of its rival.

Here is a list of some big companies that are also providing medical services or have announced similar deals:

UnitedHealth Group Inc

UnitedHealth’s Optum Health business provides services that range from primary care to specialty care such as cardiology and oncology.

Optum Health served more than 100 million people in the first nine months of 2022, evdEn EVe NAkliYat according to a quarterly regulatory filing.

UnitedHealth last year also announced a deal to buy LHC Group, which provides healthcare services at home, for about $5. If you have any issues with regards to the place and how to use eVDeN EVe NAKliYat, EvDen EvE NaKLiYaT you can contact us at our own web site. 4 billion. LHC operates at more than 900 service locations in 37 U.S.states.

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Pharmacy chain Walgreens in 2021 took a majority stake in primary care provider VillageMD, EVDen EVe NAKLiyAt which has nearly 400 clinics in the United States including 200 co-located with Walgreens retails stores, as of the end of 2022.

VillageMD completed the acquisition of urgent care provider Summit Health in a deal valued at $9 billion. Together, VillageMD and Summit Health will operate at more than 680 locations.

Cigna Corp

Health insurer Cigna Corp invested $2.5 billion in VillageMD to become a minority shareholder.

Amazon.com Inc

Amazon.com Inc agreed to buy primary care provider One Medical for $3.49 billion in July to expand its virtual healthcare and add brick-and-mortar doctors’ offices.

One Medical has around 815,000 members in total and 214 medical offices in 26 markets, according to its latest quarterly filing.

Walmart Inc

Walmart and UnitedHealth Group in September signed a 10-year partnership to provide preventive care for people ages 65 and older, EVDeN EVe nakliYat and virtual healthcare services for all age groups.

Walmart’s effort with UnitedHealth will target common ailments among aging Americans such as heart disease and diabetes.

Centene Corp

Medicaid provider Centene runs medical centers through its Community Medical Group, which it acquired in 2018.It runs 16 medical centers in South Florida and five centers in Central Florida, according to its website. (Reporting by Raghav Mahobe and Mariam E Sunny in Bengaluru; Editing by Bill Berkrot)

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When Teagan Richards shared a snap of her $25 Kmart hack to a

When Teagan Richards shared a snap of her $25 Kmart hack to a group she never expected to reach so many grateful parents.

The mum-of-three’s youngest son Logan, seven months, was diagnosed with life-threatening disease cystic fibrosis and recently needed to be fed through a feeding tube.

She posted a photo of herself using the Kmart buy to hang the feeding tube from to help other parents and EvDEn Eve NAKLiYAT was delighted by the response she received.Unsurprisingly, evdeN Eve nAKLiYAT her simple yet powerful post stood out among the banal feed of snaps.

Logan was diagnosed with¬†cystic fibrosis (CF) at just six weeks old –¬†an incurable condition that causes severe damage to the respiratory and digestive system, EVden eVE nAkliYAt resulting in thick mucus sticking to the lungs.¬†¬†

The Queensland mum-of-three recalls the ‘shocking’ moment she received a phone call from doctors who told her the devastating news. When you loved this post and you want to receive more details relating to eVDen evE NAKliYat i implore you to visit our internet site. ¬†

Brave little Logan (pictured) was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) at just six weeks old

Aussie mum Teagan Richards had only ever heard of the condition once. To feed him with a feeding tube, she needed to buy a $25 hanging rack from Kmart

Brave little Logan (pictured, EVdEN EvE NakliyaT left) was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) at just six weeks old.Aussie mum Teagan Richards had only ever heard of the condition once. To feed him with a feeding tube, she needed to buy a $25 hanging rack from Kmart (right)

‘I was walking into my daughter’s school for school pick up and received a call from a private number they explain that his Heel Prick test had come back positive to him having the CF genes,’ Teagan told FEMAIL.¬†

‘I honestly had to ask them to repeat what the doctor said as I had no idea what CF was except from the movie Five Feet Apart.’¬†

Doctors instructed Teagan and her husband Stephen to visit the clinic to discuss¬†Logan’s condition in more detail.

Feeling shocked and in disbelief, she wondered if doctors had it right before the realisation set in. 

‘I¬†felt terrible and guilty, wondering that we have done this to him and that he had inherited these genes from us,’ she said.

Before the prognosis, Teagan noticed Logan had an ‘occasional coughing fit’ but she assumed he was getting sick.¬†

He’s also the first in their entire extended family to be diagnosed with the condition.¬†

‘We had no idea that he had CF or that it was even a possibility – he was a healthy, 4kg baby,’ Teagan said.¬†¬†

Before the prognosis, Teagan (left) noticed Logan had an 'occasional coughing fit' but she assumed he was getting sick. He's also the first in their entire extended family to be diagnosed with the condition (pictured: the family)

Before the prognosis, Teagan (left) noticed Logan had an ‘occasional coughing fit’ but she assumed he was getting sick.He’s also the first in their entire extended family to be diagnosed with the condition (pictured: the family)¬†

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