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First 2 Board | First2Board Dennis Lufthansa has launched a seasonal Business Class Fare Sale for travel between Germany and the USA.    Fares are quite attractive and start as low as €1888  between Munich and Boston and reach as high ...
First 2 Board | First2Board Dennis Lufthansa has launched a seasonal Business Class Fare Sale for travel between Germany and the USA.    Fares are quite attractive and start as low as €1888  between Munich and Boston and reach as high as €2749 for flights between Munich and Los Angeles.   The fare covers all of Lufthansa’s NORTH AMERICAN destinations, so Mexico City and Canadian cities are involved in the fare promotion. What is nice about this fare sale is that it covers the main Holiday travel periods of Thanksgiving (23-30 November) , Christmas/New Year (23 December – 2 January) and even Easter for 2014 (12-27 April). The terms are not to complicated.   28 days advance ticket purchase and a Saturday night stay is required.   Tickets can be rebooked for €240 but are non-refundable. For those of you expecting a fare sale for travel starting in the USA, I expect that one will be announced in a matter of days, if not sooner.    So far Lufthansa has launched Premium Class sales from Great Britain and mainland Europe, so the USA is next in line for Holiday Travel deals. The post LUFTHANSA Launches Business Fare Sale To USA Ex-Germany appeared first on First2Board.
about 2 hours ago
Vouchercodes.co.uk created their annual price of a student drink infographic, breaking down the price of a glass of wine, pint of beer and a spirit and mixer across the top student unions across Great Britain.
Vouchercodes.co.uk created their annual price of a student drink infographic, breaking down the price of a glass of wine, pint of beer and a spirit and mixer across the top student unions across Great Britain.
about 4 hours ago
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has ruled himself out of the 2013 ATP World Tour Finals in November as he continues his recovery from an operation on a long-standing back injury. Murray revealed his withdrawal via his official AndyMurray...
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has ruled himself out of the 2013 ATP World Tour Finals in November as he continues his recovery from an operation on a long-standing back injury. Murray revealed his withdrawal via his official AndyMurray.com website, posting a short message expressing his disappointment at having to pull out of the end-of-year finale to the tennis season. I'm really disappointed not to be playing this year, I love playing in front of my home crowd, it's a great atmosphere. All the players look forward to competing in London and I'll be doing my best to qualify again for the tournament next year. Per BBC Sport, Murray underwent surgery in September to resolve an issue with disks in his lower back that initially forced him to miss the French Open in May. Although he recovered from that spell on the sidelines to win at Wimbledon and reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals, the issue was serious enough for the Scot to require an operation following September's Davis Cup fixture with Croatia. The ATP Tour Finals at London's O2 Arena have become one of the highlights of the tennis calendar, bringing together the year's eight top performers in an end-of-season showdown. The 26-year-old's history at the event is rather poor, though, with an overall 9-7 record and three semifinal appearances his best showing at the event. He would have been a favourite heading into this year's competition, however, with a 12-0 record on British soil this year and having won two of the past four Grand Slam tournaments in which he has competed. Murray's focus will now shift to preparing for January's Australian Open, a tournament where he has reached the final on three occasions without winning the title. Directly after competition, he also needs to be in a strong enough physical position to help Great Britain in their Davis Cup clash with USA. With the return from injury of Rafael Nadal and the continued excellence of Novak Djokovic, Murray will know he needs to be at the top of his game if he is to add to his honours collection in 2014.
about 5 hours ago
TV YouTube is awash with legally dubious uploads, but some companies, notably BBC Worldwise who upload whole programmes themselves for promotional purposes. All3Media is another one. Find on their YouTube channel whole drama ser...
TV YouTube is awash with legally dubious uploads, but some companies, notably BBC Worldwise who upload whole programmes themselves for promotional purposes. All3Media is another one. Find on their YouTube channel whole drama series of varying vintages most of which haven't been released onto the home market or subscription services. Here they are with descriptive quotes from Wikipedia because I'm being lazy: "The Palace was a British drama television series that aired on ITV in 2008. Produced by Company Pictures for the ITV network, it was created by Tom Grieves and follows a fictional British Royal Family in the aftermath of the death of King James III and the succession of his 24-year-old son, Richard IV, played by Rupert Evans. It also stars Jane Asher and Zoe Telford. The series was filmed on location in Lithuania in 2007 and broadcast from January to March 2008. It was axed after one series due to low viewing figures." Serious & Organised doesn't have a Wikipedia page. The YouTube page says: "Martin Kemp in his first series role since leaving Eastenders, stars as a detective in the Serious and Organised squad. The National Serious and Organised Crime Unit is charged with dealing with the most dangerous and professional criminals in Great Britain: crime families, Triads, gangland killings, extortion; major drug suppliers." "P.O.W. was a television series consisting of 6 episodes, broadcast on ITV in 2003. The series starred James D'Arcy and Joe Absolom. The drama series is based on true stories[citation needed], set in Germany in the year 1940 and follows the character of Jim Caddon as he is captured after his plane crashes during a bombing raid over Normandy. In contrast to previous entries in the World War Two prison escape genre such as The Colditz Story, it concentrated on escape attempts by other ranks rather than officers. The series was filmed in Lithuania and first broadcast on television on 10 October 2003. A second series has not been commissioned, though ITV followed it with several other World War Two dramas including Colditz and Island at War. The title "P.O.W." stands for "prisoner of war"." Note: the above playlist needs editing a bit. Have emailed them. "Rose and Maloney is a British television crime drama starring Sarah Lancashire and Phil Davis as Rose Linden and Maloney, two investigators working for the fictional Criminal Justice Review Agency. This agency takes on claims of miscarriages of justice, assessing whether there are grounds to reopen old cases. Rose is brilliant but strong-willed and sometimes reckless. She likes to follow her instincts and play hunches and often comes into conflict with authority. Maloney, although Rose's superior, usually allows himself to be led by his more passionate colleague. Maloney is a by-the-book man and a little grey. He finds working with Rose dangerous but addictively exciting. A pilot was first broadcast on ITV on 29 September 2002. A series of three stories followed in July 2005." Guardian The Queen. From YouTube: "For the very first time cameras have been allowed behind the scenes at the royal palaces to see the historic and hidden world of the Grenadier Guards." Again, from YouTube: "WILLIAM'S WOMEN takes a light-hearted look at the world of royal dating. From the plusses to the pitfalls the programme takes a look at an area that is fraught with complications." All3Media list also has loads of other channels listed here, but most of them just contain clips or Gordon Ramsey. Or both.
about 6 hours ago
Film Screenings & Events 10 Rillington Place 1971. Great Britain. Richard Fleischer. 111 min. Introduced by Alexander Payne In the Film exhibition To Sa...
Film Screenings & Events 10 Rillington Place 1971. Great Britain. Richard Fleischer. 111 min. Introduced by Alexander Payne In the Film exhibition To Save and Project: The 11th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation
about 10 hours ago
Film Screenings & Events Whistle Down the Wind 1961. Great Britain. Bryan Forbes. 99 min. In the Film exhibition An Auteurist History of Film
Film Screenings & Events Whistle Down the Wind 1961. Great Britain. Bryan Forbes. 99 min. In the Film exhibition An Auteurist History of Film
about 10 hours ago
During the last two years my woodworking has been consumed with furniture in the campaign style from Great Britain. One of the many cool aspects of this style of furniture is that many of the pieces fold up for transport. Last week I fin...
During the last two years my woodworking has been consumed with furniture in the campaign style from Great Britain. One of the many cool aspects of this style of furniture is that many of the pieces fold up for transport. Last week I finished building a teak folding officer’s field desk from about 1830. The … Read more »The post Another Way to Fold a Table appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
about 19 hours ago
Zola Budd achieved fame at the peak of her career, but for entirely the wrong reason. If she is remembered at all today, it’s probably because she ran barefoot, and was involved in the unfortunate tripping incident at the 1984 Los ...
Zola Budd achieved fame at the peak of her career, but for entirely the wrong reason. If she is remembered at all today, it’s probably because she ran barefoot, and was involved in the unfortunate tripping incident at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, which involved her and US runner Mary Decker. Budd’s life at that time was mired in controversy. She was South African by birth, so could not have competed in the games due to the international boycott of South Africa in place at that time. But her father was persuaded by many people, notably with the backing of the Daily Mail newspaper, to get her to apply for British Citizenship. He did so on the rather nebulous grounds that her grandfather was British. The public and media pressure on the government was so strong that her citizenship was granted immediately. However, those campaigning for an end to apartheid protested the special treatment she had received. They pointed out, quite correctly, that other applicants frequently had to wait for years to be granted citizenship, if at all. The fact that she was an outstanding runner, and could well win medals for Great Britain, was likely a strongly influential element in the decision. Mary Decker, running for the US team, was the favorite to win the 3000 meters against a strong field which included Zola Budd. However, in circumstances that are disputed to this day, the two of them collided and Decker fell, and withdrew from the race. Budd only managed to finish in seventh place. Since that Olympics disaster, Zola Budd has still maintained her connection to running in various ways. She moved from South Africa to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she has lived for the past five years operating an elementary and middle school running program. Budd received a special invitation to the HBCU Challenge 5K race, a competition for college runners. This time, she did not run barefoot, and she won the race – against a field of 106 participants – in 17 minutes and 47 seconds, a massive 50 seconds ahead of the next runner. Commenting on her win, she said, “I haven’t been running under 18 minutes for quite a while so I’m pleased.” When asked for advice that she would give to younger runners, she said: “Running is just a part of your life, not your (whole) life … Whatever happens, it’s fine. Just go along with the flow. Take the bad runs with the good runs. Make an experience of it. Don’t be too goal-oriented.” And where is 55-year-old Mary Decker today? Unfortunately, running took its toll on Mary, and she suffered a series of stress related fractures. She had surgery, but that just worsened the situation. So she retired with her husband to their farm in Oregon, where she now jogs every other day. Interesting that the lives of Zola Budd and Mary Decker turned out so differently. Zola Budd At 47 Outruns Athletes Half Her Age: And Where Is Mary Decker Now? is a post from: The Inquisitr News
about 21 hours ago
The Thunder take on the 76ers in Manchester, England. Follow our full coverage in this story stream. Tom Hurley is a sports journalism student based in Preston, England. He spent 2012-13 as an exchange student at the University of Kentu...
The Thunder take on the 76ers in Manchester, England. Follow our full coverage in this story stream. Tom Hurley is a sports journalism student based in Preston, England. He spent 2012-13 as an exchange student at the University of Kentucky where he covered sports, including NCAA basketball, for the Kentucky Kernel daily student newspaper. Tom was sitting in the media room at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester having just watched both the Sixers and Thunder practice and speaking with players and coaches and reached out to WTLC to give us a first person account as to the goings-on leading up to today's pre-season game between Philly and OKC. You can follow @TomHurley on Twitter for live updates from the Phones 4u Arena. *** MANCHESTER, England - Oklahoma City concludes its European preseason trip Tuesday afternoon with a game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Manchester, England. Tuesday's contest is the first time the NBA has played a game in the United Kingdom outside of London. It is not, however, Kevin Durant's first trip to the Northwest of England. Durant and Russell Westbrook - who is not with the team following a second surgery on his injured right knee on Oct. 1 - were part of the USA team that played an exhibition game against Great Britain in Manchester on July 19, 2012. In that game, three-time NBA scoring champion scored 13 points against a British side that featured Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng and Portland Trail Blazers center Joel Freeland. Almost 17,000 fans watched Durant, Westbrook and USA defeat their hosts, 118-78, in a warm-up to the 2012 London Olympics. "It's great being back in this arena," Durant said to reporters at the Phones 4u Arena Monday. "It brought back a lot of memories walking in here. I'm excited I'm back and I know the fans are going to come out and support us." "The fans were unbelievable last time," Durant said. "We played the Great Britain team, so of course they came out and cheered for those guys, but it's pretty fun to be back here and I'm excited to play." Thunder head coach Scott Brooks said he's not worried about being without Westbrook for the opening 4-6 weeks of the season. "We are down a man with Russell but we're not down as a team. We have a good basketball team, (and) a lot of veteran players that understand what their roles are and how we play. "When Russell comes back it's obviously going to make us a better team, but we're excited about the challenge we have without Russell." One player Brooks is hoping will step-up in Westbrook's absence is second-year point guard Reggie Jackson. Jackson scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting in 23 minutes Friday as the Thunder opened their preseason slate with a 95-82 win over Turkish Euroleague side Fenerbahçe in Istanbul. In his 2012-13 rookie season, Jackson averaged 3.1 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 45 games. "I think Reggie took a good step last season of taking another jump to be a better player," Brooks said. "I'm confident in Reggie, and the team's confident in Reggie. In addition to Westbrook, another player who may not feature in Tuesday's game is starting center Kendrick Perkins. The veteran big-man dislocated a finger attempting to collect a rebound in the first-half of Friday's game in Turkey. Brooks said he spoke with medical staff before practice Monday and said Perkins would be limited during Monday's workout. Oklahoma City's medical staff and Brooks will "see how (Perkins) feels" Tuesday before making a decision on if he would play against Philadelphia. "It was a pretty bad dislocated finger," Brooks said. " One thing about Perk, he's a tough kid. He's gonna do whatever it takes to be on the court." Tuesday's game gets underway at 2 p.m. CDT and will be broadcast live on NBATV. @TomHurley
about 23 hours ago
Tom Hurley is a sports journalism student based in Preston, England. He spent 2012-13 as an exchange student at the University of Kentucky where he covered sports, including NCAA basketball, for the Kentucky Kernel daily student newspape...
Tom Hurley is a sports journalism student based in Preston, England. He spent 2012-13 as an exchange student at the University of Kentucky where he covered sports, including NCAA basketball, for the Kentucky Kernel daily student newspaper. Tom was sitting in the media room at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester having just watched both the Sixers and Thunder practice and speaking with players and coaches and reached out to WTLC to give us a first person account as to the goings-on leading up to today's pre-season game between Philly and OKC. You can follow @TomHurley on Twitter for live updates from the Phones 4u Arena. *** MANCHESTER, England - Oklahoma City concludes its European preseason trip Tuesday afternoon with a game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Manchester, England. Tuesday's contest is the first time the NBA has played a game in the United Kingdom outside of London. It is not, however, Kevin Durant's first trip to the Northwest of England. Durant and Russell Westbrook - who is not with the team following a second surgery on his injured right knee on Oct. 1 - were part of the USA team that played an exhibition game against Great Britain in Manchester on July 19, 2012. In that game, three-time NBA scoring champion scored 13 points against a British side that featured Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng and Portland Trail Blazers center Joel Freeland. Almost 17,000 fans watched Durant, Westbrook and USA defeat their hosts, 118-78, in a warm-up to the 2012 London Olympics. "It's great being back in this arena," Durant said to reporters at the Phones 4u Arena Monday. "It brought back a lot of memories walking in here. I'm excited I'm back and I know the fans are going to come out and support us." "The fans were unbelievable last time," Durant said. "We played the Great Britain team, so of course they came out and cheered for those guys, but it's pretty fun to be back here and I'm excited to play." Thunder head coach Scott Brooks said he's not worried about being without Westbrook for the opening 4-6 weeks of the season. "We are down a man with Russell but we're not down as a team. We have a good basketball team, (and) a lot of veteran players that understand what their roles are and how we play. "When Russell comes back it's obviously going to make us a better team, but we're excited about the challenge we have without Russell." One player Brooks is hoping will step-up in Westbrook's absence is second-year point guard Reggie Jackson. Jackson scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting in 23 minutes Friday as the Thunder opened their preseason slate with a 95-82 win over Turkish Euroleague side Fenerbahçe in Istanbul. In his 2012-13 rookie season, Jackson averaged 3.1 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 45 games. "I think Reggie took a good step last season of taking another jump to be a better player," Brooks said. "I'm confident in Reggie, and the team's confident in Reggie. In addition to Westbrook, another player who may not feature in Tuesday's game is starting center Kendrick Perkins. The veteran big-man dislocated a finger attempting to collect a rebound in the first-half of Friday's game in Turkey. Brooks said he spoke with medical staff before practice Monday and said Perkins would be limited during Monday's workout. Oklahoma City's medical staff and Brooks will "see how (Perkins) feels" Tuesday before making a decision on if he would play against Philadelphia. "It was a pretty bad dislocated finger," Brooks said. " One thing about Perk, he's a tough kid. He's gonna do whatever it takes to be on the court." Tuesday's game gets underway at 2 p.m. CDT and will be broadcast live on NBATV. @TomHurley
about 23 hours ago