England v Georgia: Jack Willis On His Roundabout Route To Test Debut

England v Georgia: Jack Willis On His Roundabout Route To Test Debut

As his teenage players gathered before him, Martin Haag had a message. And a request. The England Under-20 coach reminded them that age-grade teams are one-offs. That, after these four weeks, they would never come together again. And then he asked each of them how they wanted to be remembered after their World Under-20 Championships campaign was over. Jack Willis thought carefully. And then gave his answer: “The most relentless and versatile back-row forward at under-20 level.” England went on to win that tournament. Four years on, Willis continues to…

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Coronavirus: Too early for Christmas travel plans, European countries say

Coronavirus: Too early for Christmas travel plans, European countries say

A number of European countries have warned that it is too early to plan for Christmas travel, as coronavirus cases continue to rise across the continent. In Sweden, people have been told to prepare for possible travel restrictions during the holiday period. Meanwhile Irish and French authorities said it was too soon to say if people could make travel arrangements. With six weeks until the festive season, lockdowns and other measures are in force in several countries. Portugal has significantly expanded the number of places subject to a night curfew.…

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England v Georgia: Ben Youngs says no coach ‘has ever come near’ Jones’ intelligence

England v Georgia: Ben Youngs says no coach 'has ever come near' Jones' intelligence

England scrum-half Ben Youngs says in his 100-cap international career no other coach “has ever come near” the rugby intelligence of Eddie Jones. Youngs, 31, reached a century against Italy in October and says he plans to continue until the 2023 World Cup. Jones became England boss in 2015 and has since led the side to a World Cup final and three Six Nations titles. “I have never worked with anyone who knows the game as well as Eddie,” Youngs said on Rugby Union Weekly. Speaking to fellow England nine…

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Strictly Come Dancing: Anton Du Beke to replace Motsi Mabuse this weekend

Strictly Come Dancing: Anton Du Beke to replace Motsi Mabuse this weekend

Anton Du Beke is to join the judging panel on Strictly Come Dancing this weekend. The announcement comes after Motsi Mabuse said on Thursday she would be self-isolating following a trip to Germany. She had originally intended to join the show digitally this weekend, and judge the contestants from home. However, Du Beke will replace her on the judging panel. That means this weekend’s judges will be Du Beke, Craig Revel Horwood and head judge Shirley Ballas. First time as a judge “We are pleased to announce that the King…

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US election: China Congratulates Biden After Long Silence

US election: China Congratulates Biden After Long Silence

China has finally congratulated Joe Biden on his projected win in the US presidential election, breaking a frosty period of silence. “We respect the choice of the American people. We extend congratulations to Mr Biden and Ms Harris,” a foreign ministry spokesman said on Friday. The China-US relationship is crucial to both sides, and the wider world. Tensions have soared in recent times, over trade, espionage and the pandemic. Russia is yet to offer well wishes. Four years ago, the Russian leader Vladimir Putin was among the first to congratulate…

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FaceBook: How to Advertise your Business on FaceBook for Better Results

FaceBook: How to Advertise your Business on FaceBook for Better Results

There are so many ways to promote your business on Facebook and get optimum result through the advertisement. Meanwhile, in case you still find it difficult to know where to start then here are six easy steps to make Facebook work for you. 1. Create a Business Page If you want to have a solid and professional Facebook presence, you need to create a separate page for your business. A page is like a regular profile, but it’s for brands and business. Also, instead of asking to “friend” someone, users…

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Zambia On Brink Of Defaulting On Foreign Debt

Zambia On Brink Of Defaulting On Foreign Debt

Zambia is on the brink of defaulting on its foreign debt after it missed a payment of more than $40m (£30m) last month. A so-called grace period will expire on Friday, which would make it Africa’s first country to default on sovereign debt since the coronavirus pandemic. Zambia was already struggling with its $12bn external debt load. But coronavirus has aggravated pre-existing financial pressures in the country. The pandemic has put an additional burden on health services and depressed economic activity and the government has said that is the cause…

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