Duhan van der Merwe relishing opportunity to play with Finn Russell

If you needed any clues as to how Duhan van der Merwe felt after his Scotland debut, you only needed to be present at the socially distanced press conference immediately after Scotland put Georgia to the sword at Murrayfield on Friday night. The wing beamed from ear to ear and wore his braided velvet cap throughout, making the square-jawed Afrikaner look uncannily like a throwback to those sepia eighteenth century portraits of Test rugby’s pioneers.

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Cal Cunningham keeps low in NC Senate race marked by his affair

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Cal Cunningham is bypassing uncomfortable questions about his extramarital activities in the final days of his closely contested race with GOP Sen. Thom Tillis.

Whether his strategy alters the outcome of what’s now the most expensive U.S. Senate race in history will depend on whether swing voters are set on removing Tillis – and potentially ending GOP control of the chamber – even if it means

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9 Virtual Field Trips That Make History Come Alive

Are you tired of studying facts and memorizing dates of historical events? What if you could be there, right where it happened? Whether you are a student or a history buff, you can enjoy visiting worldwide museums and historical attractions right from your living room.

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So if you’ve got a thing for history, why not virtually visit one of these museums or historic sites today?

 Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre Virtual Tour

This is a museum tour, but it’s a must-see if

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Belarus police fire stun grenades as 100,000 protest | Europe

The opposition has given Belarusian President Lukashenko an ultimatum: Resign by midnight or face a national strike.

Belarusian police have used stun grenades against protesters as more than 100,000 people marched in the capital Minsk demanding President Alexander Lukashenko resign.

The police action came hours before the expiration of an ultimatum set by the opposition: Lukashenko must resign by midnight or face a national strike.

Protesters carrying the red-and-white flags of the Belarusian opposition movement

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Stressed freshmen missing quintessential college experience

It’s a major life milestone, the first time many U.S. teens have ever been on their own. Even in normal times, freshman year in college can be a jumbled mix of anticipation, uncertainty and emotional highs and lows.

In these hardly normal times, when the quintessential college experience exists only in catalogs, freshmen are being challenged like never before.

Amid pandemic restrictions aimed at keeping students safe and healthy, colleges are scrambling to help them

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‘GTA 6’ release date needs to make 1 retro change to ‘GTA Online’

Grand Theft Auto Online has remained consistently popular even seven years after the release of GTA V. Rockstar Games’ multiplayer game mode lets fans of the open-world crime adventure join forces online and complete missions and wreak general havoc together.

But now that GTA 6 is reportedly in early development and an early version of its map has allegedly leaked, it’s high time Rockstar thinks past exclusively online multiplayer and adds a couch co-op,

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Belarus police fire stun grenades at protesters as opposition threatens national strike

KYIV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Belarusian police used stun grenades against protesters on Sunday as tens of thousands of people headed towards Independence Palace in the capital Minsk demanding that President Alexander Lukashenko resign.

Protesters carrying the red-and-white flags of the Belarusian opposition movement scattered as loud bangs and flashes lit up the city’s streets after nightfall, videos showed.

The police action came hours before the expiration of an ultimatum set by the opposition: Lukashenko must resign

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Holiday Inn hotel transformed into concert venue with live gigs from your bedroom

A HOLIDAY Inn hotel has transformed itself into a gig venue where families can watch live concerts from their hotel room.

Guests staying at the Holiday Inn Gatwick were able to watch two 45-minute performances on stage from the comfort of their bedrooms.

Families got to watch a concert from their hotel room this weekend

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Families got to watch a concert from their hotel room this weekend
A Queen tribute band performed for hotel guests at the Holiday Inn Gatwick

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A Queen tribute band performed for hotel guests at the Holiday Inn Gatwick
The courtyard of the hotel transformed into a concert venue

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The courtyard of the
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Freehold looks to make up ground in NJ sports betting race

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Secret Garden: In search of the filming locations in Yorkshire

For a child growing increasingly inquisitive about the world he or she inhabits, every new doorway and uncharted space is too tempting to resist – and even more so if it is hidden and locked. From walking through wardrobes into fantasy lands of mythical beasts to zapping zombie sentinels in video-game quests, magical portals have whipped up young imaginations for generations – and those memories stay with us as adults.

Author Frances Hodgson Burnett

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6 Tools To Bring Your Virtual Conferences To Life

Back in another lifetime—by which I mean January—I was giving shout-outs to all the leadership, sales and marketing conferences I thought you shouldn’t miss in 2020. And then came Covid-19.

Suddenly, keynote speeches in rooms holding thousands lost their appeal. Events large and small moved online, and as with so many transitions the pandemic has forced on us, some of these attempts have worked better than others.

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Take your work station anywhere with this portable, touchscreen monitor

 

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Having two screens can make you that much more efficient at work, so why does it feel like such a luxury? 

Gone are the days where monitors are bulky, tied down by wires, and expensive. Today, you can truly design your workspace to function exactly how you need it to, you just have to know where to look. The

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Half term chaos as ‘too many’ Britons pile onto Greek and Spanish islands

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lanzarote – JAVIER FUENTES/EPA-EFE

Travel carnage looks to be on the cards for foreign holidays this half term, as hordes of Britons pour into the small handful of destinations that remain on the UK’s ‘green list’.

Last night on the Greek island of Rhodes, frenzied crowds formed at the small airport as at least five flights back to the UK were scheduled to depart within a matter of hours, carrying passengers home from holidays taken

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Why Protesters in Belarus Continue to Take to the Streets by the Thousands

For almost three months, thousands of Belarusians from across the social spectrum have joined weekly protests demanding that President

Alexander Lukashenko

step down after 26 years in power, following an election in August that critics say was neither free nor fair.

The rallies often attract more than 100,000 people, who contend that the victory should have gone to opposition candidate

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya

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Stressed freshmen missing quintessential college experience because of pandemic

It’s a major life milestone, the first time many U.S. teens have ever been on their own. Even in normal times, freshman year in college can be a jumbled mix of anticipation, uncertainty and emotional highs and lows.

In these hardly normal times, when the quintessential college experience exists only in catalogs, freshmen are being challenged like never before.

Amid pandemic restrictions aimed at keeping students safe and healthy, colleges are scrambling to help them

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Five Ways to Work Better From Home

Some have adapted: A recent survey of more than 4,000 people working full time remotely during the pandemic found that 65% would like to make the arrangement permanent, according to FlexJobs, a remote job-listings website.

But a survey of more than 12,000 employees, managers, human-resources leaders and executives in 11 countries released this month by

Oracle

and the advisory firm Workplace Intelligence found that seven in 10 people called this the most stressful year of

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Alternate Halloween celebrations planned amid pandemic

To trick-or-treat or not has become a dividing question this Halloween season as fear of causing a super-spread of the coronavirus continues to worry East County residents. While everyone seems to agree that this is a personal choice, many are preparing for this weekend’s events to make sure that children have a happy and safe weekend.

First, a word from county officials: In a press release sent Sept. 16, officials advise “county residents to show

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The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Dramatically Changing the Way We Buy Cars

It took three phone calls to realize how little car shopping has changed in the COVID economy. 

In early August, I resigned myself to buying a new minivan; I knew precisely the one I wanted and found several online that were nearby and listed at fair prices. Yet, I could not manage to click my way to a “buy” button. Time and again, the digital threads ended with the promise of a phone call to

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Biker, leather, and heeled styles this season

Ankle boots become more of a staple as the weather gets colder and wetter (The Independent/iStock)
Ankle boots become more of a staple as the weather gets colder and wetter (The Independent/iStock)

Our summer dresses are packed away, pumpkin spice is on every corner and it’s time to embrace autumn for all it’s worth – especially in our wardrobes.

Ankle boots might be a staple all year round, but they become more of a staple as the weather gets colder and wetter. Whether it’s a classic pair of black boots or

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MoviE-town’s contents to be sold at auction following pandemic-inspired closure of Elizabethtown theater | Local Business

When the coronavirus pandemic forced MoviE-town to shut down in March, its doors closed on digital projectors, screens, concessions equipment, movie posters and theater seats, including some new leather-style seats that had yet to be installed.

Then in April when the Elizabethtown movie theater’s owner announced that the closure would be permanent, all that stuff became superfluous.

Now, all those furnishings and equipment are destined for new homes via an online auction that will leave

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