By Scott M. Reid | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: August 29, 2019 at 3:56 pm | UPDATED: August 29, 2019 at 3:56 pm It was the most anticipated triathlon of the season, maybe since the 2016 Olympic Games. With 5,000 meters of running remaining in June’s World Triathlon Series race in Leeds, England, Matt McElroy of the U.S. was at the front of an ever-thinning lead group of 12 athletes, a relative unknown at the head of a pack of the sport’s biggest names. The former Edison High School and Northern Arizona distance-running standout ran on the shoulders of five-time world champion Javier Gomez of Spain and South Africa’s Henri Schoeman, the Commonwealth Games champion and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist. Behind McElroy was France’s Vincent Luis, the WTS season leader. The lead group had already left behind local heroes Alistair Brownlee, the only person to win two Olympic triathlon golds, his twin brother Jonny, a two-time Olympic medalist, and … [Read more...] about Matt McElroy heads to Worlds after breakthrough triathlon season
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We didn't know there was even a category for this, but one koala from Australia's Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has just earned the title of "world's sexiest koala." Mazel Tov. Rogue the koala has quickly become an internet sensation after British photographer Ross Long snapped a photo of the 5-year-old marsupial during a visit to the Queensland sanctuary. The photo, which shows the animal in quite a seductive position, has quickly gone viral. View this post on Instagram‘Draw me like one of your French girls, Jack. _____________________ @sonyalpha A7r iii, Sony G 70-200 f4, ISO 100, f4, 1/500sec _____________________ Disclaimer: This content is exclusively managed by Caters News. To license or use in a commercial player please contact [email protected] or call +44 121 616 1100 / +1 646 380 1615 _____________________ #thisisqueensland #visitqueensland #discoverqueensland #queensland #brisbane #sunshinecoast #visitsunshinecoast … [Read more...] about Internet goes wild over the “world’s sexiest koala”
Most people, if asked what is the most expensive, sought after wine in the world might point to the great “First Growth” wines of the Medoc region in Bordeaux, France. Iconic names like Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Haut-Brion and Chateau Margaux have been gold standards among wine collectors for centuries. Others might look to Burgundy and the legendary Pinot Noirs from the Grand Cru vineyards in the Côte d’ Or. And still others might look to Italy and the great AOC regions of Piedmont and Tuscany. Truth be told, the most expensive wine ever sold at auction currently belongs to a bottle of 73 year-old Burgundy from the famed estate of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti (DRC) that fetched $558,000 at auction in October 2018. Until then however, the most expensive wine ever sold at auction hailed from none other than Napa Valley. While this may come as a surprise to some, it likely will not to lovers of Napa wines who will put their beloved Cabernets up with the … [Read more...] about The World’s Most Expensive Wines Are Heading To Auction
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. In 2010, cross-cultural couples – or those involving a native Swede and a foreigner – made up nine percent of all married couples in Sweden. And according to a survey of expats in Sweden by Internations, more foreigners relocate to Sweden to be with their partner than for any other reason: 25 percent of those who responded said they moved to the country for love. This group faces unique challenges, from where to spend Christmas to which language to use with their children, while the partner who relocates must adjust to an entirely new culture, often leaving behind a job, family and friends. So what about the people who uproot their lives for a relationship which later ends? It's not an uncommon situation; the divorce rate among cross-cultural couples is significantly higher than that of both native couples and those where both partners come from the same foreign country, yet … [Read more...] about What happens when you move across the world for love, then break up?
By S. M. Chavey, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Published 10:37 am CST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Actor Chuck Norris is hosting a 5K in College Station, and everyone is supposed to dress like Chuck Norris. The event is hoping to break the world record for most people dressed as Chuck Norris at one time. Actor Chuck Norris is hosting a 5K in College Station, and everyone is supposed to dress like Chuck Norris. The event is hoping to break the world record for most people dressed as Chuck Norris at one time. Photo: Gerald Herbert, AP Photo/Gerald Herbert Photo: Gerald Herbert, AP Photo/Gerald Herbert Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Actor Chuck Norris is hosting a 5K in College Station, and everyone is supposed to dress like Chuck Norris. The event is … [Read more...] about Chuck Norris to host Texas 5K, try to set new world record