Scotland’s best golf courses Golf began in Scotland some 600 years ago and the country represents a bucket list destination for many dedicated addicts. St. Andrews (pictured) is known as the “Home of Golf” and its Old Course is arguably the game’s most hallowed turf. Scotland’s best golf courses St. Andrews: Golf has been played over the dunes and linksland of St. Andrews since the 15th century. The clubhouse of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club stands sentinel over the unique layout which starts and finishes in town. Scotland’s best golf courses St. Andrews: There are six courses squeezed onto St. Andrews’ links, with the Old Course at their heart. The Road Hole 17th and 18th form an iconic finishing stretch. Scotland’s best golf courses St. Andrews: The Old Course is known for its blind drives over seas of gorse, vast greens, and swales, humps and hollows which require imagination and the ability to use the ground to your advantage. Scotland’s best golf courses Turnberry: Now best known for being owned by US President Donald Trump, Turnberry on Scotland’s west coast is a spectacular setting with a famous Edwardian hotel, all of which underwent a multimillion dollar revamp when Trump took over. Scotland’s best golf courses Turnberry: The Ailsa course occupies a sublime location overlooking the Firth of Clyde with sweeping views to the Ailsa Craig rock and the Isle of Arran. Scotland’s best golf courses Trump International: Controversy has dogged Donald Trump’s new course north of Aberdeen since day one — with environmental concerns chief among the criticism — but when it opened in 2012 it was clear that from a golfing point of view it was a new gem. Winding through towering dunes and sunken valleys with tantalizing snapshots of the sea, the course offers the full Scottish links experience, with American hospitality thrown in. Scotland’s best golf courses Trump International: Trump’s Aberdeen venture features two out-and-back loops of nine holes in an authentic natural setting. The modest clubhouse at its heart offers several dining options, including the award-winning MacLeod House Restaurant, and a whiskey bar. Scotland’s best golf courses Royal Troon: This is a classic old links on Scotland’s Ayrshire coast north of Turnberry. Scotland’s best golf courses Royal Troon: The course is famed for its devilish par-three eighth hole, dubbed the “Postage Stamp.” It’s only 123 yards long but provides a stiff test in the wind, with deep bunkers and a thin green. Scotland’s best golf courses Carnoustie: Northeast of Dundee on Scotland’s east coast lies the fearsome links of Carnoustie, known as one of the toughest courses in the British Isles. Scotland’s best golf courses Carnoustie: The Championship course is the main pull and is famed as the venue where Jean Van de Velde paddled in the burn during a final-hole collapse during the British Open in 1999. Scotland’s best golf courses Muirfield: The jewel in the crown of Scotland’s “Golf Coast” of East Lothian, Muirfield is a celebrated if controversial venue. Scotland’s best golf courses Muirfield: The testing track near Gullane was mired in controversy before the club finally voted — at the second attempt — to admit female members. Scotland’s best golf courses Gullane: Close to Muirfield is another revered club with three courses. Gullane No.1 is the pick but all offer a satisfying slice of Scottish golf at its finest. Scotland’s best golf courses North Berwick: Along the coast from Muirfield lies a quirky, historic masterpiece with views over Bass Rock and an upturned “reddan” style green that has been copied the world over. Scotland’s best golf courses The Renaissance Club: Another East Lothian gem with stellar views. Scotland’s best golf courses Royal Dornoch: On the north shore of the Dornoch Firth on Scotland’s northeast coast lies one of its most revered courses. Golf has been played in the seaside town, north of Inverness, since 1616 but the current club has “only” been in existence since 1877. Scotland’s best golf courses Royal Dornoch: The venerable spot hosts two courses — the Championship and the Struie — but it is the former track that draws in visitors from around the world. Winding along sinuous sandy shores and among the dunes behind, the fast-running course features humps, hollows, pot bunkers and gorse of a true links test, sandwiched between the sea and purple heather-clad mountains. Scotland’s best golf courses Scotland’s best golf courses Kingsbarns: It features as one of three top-notch courses used in the European Tour’s annual Dunhill Links Championship along with St Andrews’ Old Course and Carnoustie. Nearby are other Scottish links gems such as Crail, Elie, Leven and Lundin Links. Scotland’s best golf courses Castle Stuart: Although it only opened in 2009, Castle Stuart on the banks of the Moray Firth has become a highlight of golf in the Highlands. The course, overlooked by a towering white art-deco clubhouse, hugs the shore and shelving cliffs on a thin stretch of links land with views to Ben Wyvis mountain, Kessock Bridge, Fort George and Chanonry lighthouse. Scotland’s best golf courses Scotland’s best golf courses Loch Lomond: Everything about Loch Lomond oozes luxury. From 18th Century Rossdhu House at its center to a spectacular parkland-style course on the banks of the eponymous loch — Britain’s largest expanse of fresh water — it’s a study in elegance. The rub is, it’s a private club so access is like a golden ticket from Willy Wonka. Scotland’s best golf courses Loch Lomond: It’s a relatively recent addition to Scotland’s golfing repertory, designed by former US golf star Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish and opened in 1993, but its setting between mountains and water in the grounds of the ruined medieval castle ensures its a regular in lists of the world’s best courses. Scotland’s best golf courses Scotland’s best golf courses Gleneagles: The Jack Nicklaus-designed Centenary course — used for the 2014 Ryder Cup — is the centerpiece of the golf offering, a big, parkland-style layout with soaring views to purple heather-clad mountains. The Gleneagles Hotel opened in 1924, dubbed the “Riviera of the Highlands” and now features 232 bedrooms including 27 suites. More than 50 onsite luxury lodges can also be rented. Scotland’s best golf courses Royal Aberdeen: As with many of Scotland’s finest courses, golf in these parts goes way back — Royal Aberdeen Golf Club was founded on land close to the “Granite City” in 1780, and is said to be the world’s sixth oldest golf club. The historic Balgownie course is the highlight, a classic links layout threading its way through the natural ecosystem of dunes. Scotland’s best golf courses Machrihanish: For golf off the beaten track, this historic club in the village of Machrihanish lies on the long finger of the Kintyre peninsula on Scotland’s west coast pointing towards Northern Ireland. Machrihanish, with a famous opening shot over the sea, is another links in classic Scottish tradition, with undulating fairways, firm turf, pot bunkers, gorse, wind and vast views towards the islands of Islay, Jura and Gigha.
Taylor failed a drugs test during his final one-day international series – against Ireland in SeptemberFormer Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor has been banned from cricket for three and a half years after admitting charges related to drug use and a match-fixing approach.Taylor says he took $15,000 (£11,200) but never went through with fixing.The 35-year-old, who took five months to report the incident, can return to cricket in July 2025.International Cricket Council (ICC) rules state that players must report any approach to fix a game without delay.Taylor said he was put under pressure to influence parts of games Zimbabwe were due to play against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in early 2020.”Brendan is a former international captain who represented Zimbabwe for 17 years,” said Alex Marshall, the general manager of the ICC’s Integrity Unit.”Over such a long career, he participated in numerous anti-corruption and anti-doping education sessions and knew exactly what his obligations were under the ICC Anti-Corruption and Anti-Doping Codes.”It is disappointing that a player of his experience chose not to fulfil those obligations.”Taylor told the the ICC that he had been suspicious of the businessman who approached him from the start, telling him he would not fly to India “if there’s any skullduggery, or dodginess”.He added that he still has the $15,000 given to him, which is being looked after by a friend.Taylor, who will be 39 when his ban expires, said he is planning to go through rehabilitation to help with his substance abuse.Taylor played 35 Tests, 205 one-day internationals and 45 Twenty20s for Zimbabwe and has also played county cricket for Nottinghamshire.
BREAKING: Barely Three Weeks After Declaring Interest In 2023 Presidency, Tinubu Travels Out for Medicals
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has again jetted out of Nigeria to seek medical attention abroad, SaharaReporters has learnt.
This comes barely three weeks after he informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his ambition to contest the position of president in 2023.
Tinubu also paid visits to some Northern states including Niger and Katsina to sell his ambition.
He also recently met with former Head of State and annuller of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, General Ibrahim Babangida, over his plans to be President of Nigeria.
According to sources, Tinubu left the country after admitting to having a stressful time touring states for his “lifelong presidential ambition”.
His destination was, however, not disclosed.
He had recently returned from the United Kingdom after a three-month medical trip where he claimed he went to meet his physicians for physiotherapy.
On Thursday, Tinubu was absent at the inauguration of the working committees of a new movement in support of his ambition, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.
His absence had raised concerns about his whereabouts.
Produced by “The Lego Movie” team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller (with Miller directing), the eight-part show begins with the death of a famed celebrity singer (Dave Franco) during the after-party at a 15-year high-school reunion.Who might have pushed him to his death? Any one of a number of former classmates appears to harbor a motive, with each spending an episode recounting their story to a detective (Tiffany Haddish) racing to solve the mystery before her boss can dispatch a higher-profile cop to take over the investigation.The format means seeing events unfolds from different angles, while picking up new bits of information along the way. But the inherent whodunit and evolving trail of breadcrumbs don’t really prove that enticing, with the best material coming from the old high-school crushes, grievances and missed opportunities that get rehashed.Armed with a good cast that also includes Sam Richardson (“Veep”), Zoë Chao, Ben Schwartz, Ike Barinholtz, Ilana Glazer and Jamie Demetriou, Miller does engage in some amusing flights into the absurd as the different characters — and their sometimes-wild imaginations — take center stage. The more outlandish flourishes range from a fight scene that seemingly goes on for about five minutes to an animated sequence.Still, not only is the “Rashomon” wrinkle overused (see the recent movie “The Last Duel” as well), but the high-school reunion also feels pretty exhausted as a backdrop — a conceit that offers a built-in excuse for assembling a group of actors who are all roughly the same demographically desirable age. Indeed, Fox tried almost the exact the same premise with the 2005 drama “Reunion,” which didn’t last long enough to finish the story.So while Apple is promoting the show as “genre-defying,” it’s really more “genre-embracing.” Haddish also seems to be working a little too hard at wringing humor from what could easily be a straight-arrow part, which frankly proves a bit of a distraction from the focus on the victim, his peers and getting to the truth of who murdered him.Even with its flaws “The Afterparty” goes down easily enough, but as potential binges go, it’s hardly a VIP ticket — less the stuff of appointment viewing than simply, well, an afterthought.”The Afterparty” premieres Jan. 28 on Apple TV+. (Disclosure: My wife now works for a division of Apple.)
Two Northeast states reported cases of the omicron subvariant BA.2 this week. The “stealth” version of omicron has genetic traits that make it trickier to detect – though much remains unknown and it is not yet a variant of concern. CDC DATA SHOWS OMICRON ACCOUNTS FOR 99.9% OF NEW CASES AS EXPERTS INVESTIGATE SUBVARIANTFox 5 reported Thursday that the New York Department of Health has confirmed it has found the first cases of BA.2, with four cases found between Jan. 7-12.Also in the tri-state area, Fox 61 said Wednesday that a case of the subvariant was discovered in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
A woman wearing a winter coat gets tested for COVID-19 at a mobile testing site in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.
(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)The station said BA.2 was detected in a sample genetically sequenced by the Yale School of Medicine on Jan. 8.”What we are going to be monitoring very closely is do we see any uptick in wastewater surveillance of the virus. Do we see any other uptick in cases overall?” Connecticut Dept. of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani told the outlet.Earlier this week, the California Department of Health confirmed a total of 14 cases of BA.2. LOUISIANA-BASED AMBULANCE COMPANY HOPES TO OFFER SOLUTION TO EMS LABOR CRISIS: ‘COULD MEAN LIFE OR DEATH’Fox 11 reported Wednesday that the cases were found in Los Angeles, Santa Clara, San Diego, Orange and Tulare counties.As of Tuesday morning, 96 sequenced cases came from the U.S. The World Health Organization (WHO) says investigations of BA.2 – which has been found in at least 40 countries – “should be prioritized.””As of 24.01.2022, the BA.2 descendent lineage, which differs from BA.1 in some of the mutations, including in the spike protein, is increasing in many countries. Investigations into the characteristics of BA.2, including immune escape properties and virulence, should be prioritized independently (and comparatively) to BA.1,” the agency said on its website.Since November, more than three dozen countries have uploaded nearly 15,000 genetic sequences of BA.2 to GISAID, a global platform for sharing coronavirus data. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWSWith BA.2, medical professionals advise taking the same precautions as with omicron: getting vaccinated and boosted, social distancing and staying home when sick and following public health guidance regarding wearing masks. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
U.S. President Joe Biden talks on the phone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky from the Oval Office at the White House on December 09, 2021 in Washington, DC.Doug Mills | Getty ImagesWASHINGTON – President Joe Biden spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Thursday afternoon as the security situation on Ukraine’s border with Russia continues to deteriorate.The call between the two leaders, the second this month, comes as Biden and NATO allies prepare for a potential Russian invasion of its ex-Soviet neighbor.”President Biden reaffirmed the readiness of the United States along with its allies and partners to respond decisively if Russia further invades Ukraine. He also underscored the commitment of the United States to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the White House said in a readout of the call.Biden also told Zelenskyy that the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv remains open and fully operational after the State Department issued an order for eligible family members of personnel at its embassy in Kyiv to leave.The State Department also recommended on Sunday that all U.S. citizens in Ukraine depart the country immediately, citing Russia’s continued military buildup on the border.Earlier on Thursday, the Kremlin said that Russian President Vladimir Putin would review U.S. security proposals that were hand-delivered by Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan.CNBC PoliticsRead more of CNBC’s politics coverage:Russian officials have meanwhile repeatedly called on the U.S. to prevent an eastward expansion of the NATO military alliance.Russia has also demanded that the U.S. “shall not establish military bases” in the territories of any former Soviet states that are not already members of NATO, or “use their infrastructure for any military activities or develop bilateral military cooperation with them.”The U.S. and NATO have previously said that such a request from the Kremlin cannot be accommodated.And so, for months, the West has watched Putin send more than 100,000 forces with advanced equipment to areas along Ukraine’s border.Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Thursday that Russia continues to increase its military presence along the Ukraine border. “We continue to see, including in the last 24 hours, more accumulation of credible combat forces arrayed by the Russians,” Kirby told reporters during a news conference. “We continue to see him add to that capability,” he added.The Kremlin has denied that the troop deployment is a prelude to an attack and has instead characterized the movement as a military exercise.Since 2002, Ukraine has sought entry into NATO. The group’s Article 5 clause states that an attack on one member country is considered an attack on all of them.Biden told reporters Tuesday that a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine would radically alter European security. “If he were to move in with all those forces, it’d be the largest invasion since World War II. It would change the world,” Biden said.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.Panayiotis Tzamaros | ullstein bild via Getty ImagesNobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman has given an ominous warning about the volatile cryptocurrency market, comparing it to the subprime mortgage crisis of the late 2000s.In an opinion piece for The New York Times on Thursday, Krugman said he’s “seeing uncomfortable parallels” between crypto and the U.S. subprime crash, which brought the whole housing market to its knees and triggered the 2007-2008 global financial crisis.”There are disturbing echoes of the subprime crash 15 years ago,” Krugman says in the piece.The subprime crisis was essentially the result of banks making loans out to people of higher risk, at a time when interest rates were low and house prices were soaring. Once the market became saturated, homeowners found themselves in negative equity unable to repay their loans, resulting in hefty losses for lenders.Krugman argues crypto investors are similarly being sold speculative financial products without truly understanding the risks involved. It’s worth noting Krugman is a known bitcoin bear, having previously likened the cryptocurrency to a Ponzi scheme.”Many borrowers didn’t understand what they were getting into,” he said in the NYT op-ed. “And cryptocurrencies, with their huge price fluctuations seemingly unrelated to fundamentals, are about as risky as an asset class can get.”The Nobel laureate isn’t convinced cryptocurrencies pose a systemic risk, however: “The numbers aren’t big enough to do that.” The entire crypto market is worth roughly $1.7 trillion, according to CoinGecko data.Bitcoin and other digital currencies have dropped sharply in recent weeks. At a price of just over $37,000, the world’s top coin is currently around 46% off its November record high of nearly $69,000. At the peak, the whole crypto market was worth a combined $3 trillion.
‘Dallas’ star Audrey Landers reflects on ‘prankster’ Larry Hagman, why she didn’t pose nude for Playboy
What happens when you get the stars from “Happy Days,” “The Nanny” and “The Dukes of Hazzard” on a Zoom chat? A whole lotta comedy.Audrey Landers, who famously starred as crooner Afton Cooper in the hit series “Dallas,” is involved in a crowd-funding campaign for “Viral Vignettes,” a series of short stories starring several beloved TV personalities, such as Don Most, Renée Taylor and John Schneider – just to name a few. The project, which began during the coronavirus pandemic, aims to raise money for The Actors Fund, a charitable organization that supports performers and other behind-the-scenes workers in the arts.Landers spoke to Fox News about what fans can expect from “Viral Vignettes,” how she got the role in “Dallas,” her favorite memory of late co-star Larry Hagman, and why she decided not to pose nude for Playboy.Fox News: You’re involved with “Viral Vignettes.” Could you tell us more about that?
Audrey Landers: “Viral Vignettes” was born obviously during the lockdown. It came about because so many of us creatives wanted to do something. We also wanted to raise money for The Actors Fund. ‘DALLAS’ STAR CHARLENE TILTON SAYS CASTMATES ‘PROTECTED’ HER FROM BEING A DRUG ‘CASUALTY’ OF THE ‘80SSo [producer] David Levin and his team put together what I would describe as short films. We acted them out on Zoom together and we taped them. These are all very relatable stories about all the challenges everyone was facing during lockdowns and quarantines. But the stories are all fun and they’re filled with many of your favorite TV celebrities.Fox News: Who were you most excited to see and why?
Landers: It was really fun to reconnect with Donny Most. I’ve known him since I was a teenager, and we haven’t seen each other in many years. In my little story, I played his sister. It was a fun reunion for all of us. It certainly shows on the screen.
Audrey Landers kicked off the new year with “Viral Vignettes.”
(Anna Webber/Getty Images)Fox News: How did it feel to be part of something like this, especially as a performer?
Landers: It was such a great way to connect during a difficult time. And we had the chance to read a variety of stories and help provide our input creatively. For me, that was a really fun part of it. I took this time to focus on my writing, so I had been very creative behind the scenes over the last couple of years. … I’ve been very fortunate to have such fun and creative opportunities.Fox News: Many fans remember you from “Dallas.” How did you get the role of Afton Cooper?
Landers: They were auditioning a lot of girls, and the role was originally set for two episodes. I was lucky enough to get an audition. I had asked friends to videotape some episodes for me on their home VCRs so I can catch up and get a tone of the acting. I found a costume – and I call it a costume because it was so different from my prior wholesome characters – but it was a very flirty costume. When I read for the role, I wore it. There were so many other hopeful actresses of course. Then you have to experience those nail-biting moments like waiting for a callback. I was so lucky that I got that call.CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTERImmediately after I was cast, there was a writers strike, so filming was delayed. Again, I was so nervous because I didn’t know what was going to happen. But eventually, I ended up on the set. I don’t know if you remember, but my character was a singer on the show. Well, she was never written in as a singer. That came about during lunch hour one day. I was at the studio and it was empty. I found a little piano in the corner.
Audrey Landers played Afton Cooper in the hit TV series “Dallas.”
(Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)At the time, I was working on some new music. So I started singing and playing the piano. I was trying to calm my nerves. I was the newbie on the set of an established hit show. I was so nervous. I just wanted to calm myself down. Well, as I was playing this music, the producer walked in carrying his lunch. He overheard me singing and playing the piano. He asked me what I was doing, and I explained like I’m telling you, how I was trying to stay calm and focused. And the next thing I knew, my character was written in for the rest of that season. And she was written in as an aspiring songwriter and singer.Fox News: What was your relationship like with the cast?
Landers: We had an amazing bond. We were just in a great place. We were the number-one show for so many years. We had so many talented writers and actors. We had an amazing crew and everyone was really supportive of each other. And I think that enhanced the bond that we all shared.Fox News: What’s one memory for your time on set that makes you smile?
Landers: Probably the first day, first scene ever of my life on that show. I was in a bed scene with J.R. [Ewing, played by Larry Hagman]. We were under the covers and there was a big bottle of champagne on ice in a bucket next to the bed. As you can imagine, I had a serious case of nerves. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
Audrey Landers described Patrick Duffy (left) and Larry Hagman as pranksters on the set of “Dallas.”
(Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)The scene begins and we’re rolling, action. Larry grabs a handful of ice and slips it under the covers! I’m the new kid on the block so I’m a consummate professional, trying to keep a straight face. I tried to go on with the scene, but I’m like, “Oh my God, what is happening here?” *laughs*. The whole cast and crew on set start to crack up because they were all in on the joke except me. They were just waiting for me to break and I wouldn’t break. Well, let me tell you, it certainly helped! *laughs*.Fox News: Many “Dallas” co-stars have said that Larry Hagman was a prankster on set.
Landers: Oh, he was such a prankster! And Patrick [Duffy] too. That was their thing.Fox News: Do you remember the last time you spoke to Larry?
Landers: My goodness, I have to say the last time I spoke to him was while we were filming the reboot of “Dallas” for TNT. Although we knew that he was ill, I don’t think any of us expected him to leave us so soon. I had a storyline with him that was no longer possible. And it was a real shocker to us in so many ways. It was very sad. I was heartbroken.
Audrey Landers attends Bob Hope’s All-Star Super Bowl Party on Jan. 26, 1983, at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.
(Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)Fox News: After “Dallas,” were you ever worried about being typecast?
Landers: You know, I don’t think I was. First of all, I was really fortunate because I was on that show for over a period of eight years. My character had such an incredible storyline, which allowed her to grow and evolve. So during those years, my character changed so much. She was a floozy at first, but she grew up and became a caring, responsible person. And we dealt with so many issues.FORMER CHILD STAR ANN JILLIAN ON BECOMING AN ‘80S SEX SYMBOL, FIGHTING CANCER AT 35: ‘I JUMPED RIGHT IN’So I was very lucky because my character wasn’t one-dimensional. There were so many wonderful, different parts to her. And the crew was always so supportive. They even gave me time off for a couple of years to do “A Chorus Line,” which allowed me to play a totally different character. And I’ve always maintained my recording career. It’s been successful, it’s been exhausting, but it’s also been exhilarating. So in between filming, I would do concerts and appearances all over Europe. I never stood still. I was never stagnant in any one role or even one genre.Fox News: You and your sister posed for the cover of Playboy. What was that experience like for you? Did you get to meet Hugh Hefner?
Landers: We did actually, but not during that shoot. We only met him briefly. As for the shoot itself, I remember they approached us and asked us to do the cover and a nine-page pictorial. They were going to pay us, and they wanted nudity, which was pretty much the standard for the magazine. We were not up for that. Instead, we opted for no nudity, no money and photo approval. I think we ended up being in a really small and elite group of women who appeared in the magazine who didn’t go nude, like Dolly Parton, Barbra Streisand and Bernadette Peters.
Audrey Landers (right) with her sister, fellow actress Judy Landers.
(Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)We originally thought at the time that people would see us in a more mature role. You know, elevate us to the next level. It did not *laughs*. But I have no regrets. I love my cover and I have it framed in my room. It was a great experience and we did it on our terms. I’m grateful that we got to experience a piece of pop culture history.Fox News: What’s life like for you today?
Landers: Life is always busy for me. We’re living in very strange and challenging times. I am grateful that I am in the position that I’m in. We’ve all had hardships and losses, so I do feel very blessed that I’ve been able to pursue what I love and be so closely connected with my family. ‘KNOTS LANDING’ STAR DONNA MILLS TALKS NEW COMEDY ROLE, IMPRESSING BURT REYNOLDS AND CLINT EASTWOOD
Audrey Landers is happily pursuing her love of performing.
(Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)One of my sons and I are collaborating on a dark pop music film and stage production. It’s been really exciting and rewarding. So we’ve been spending a lot of time together. … I also have my other son home with me. We’ve been able to have this family time in a way that we didn’t have before. We love being together as a family, so I truly feel blessed for everything. I’m so proud of my children and all of their accomplishments. And I’m so thrilled that I can continue to pursue what I love.
The Gambia goalkeeper Boubacarr GayeThe Gambia are writing a remarkable story at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations after reaching the quarter-finals in Cameroon on their debut at the tournament. On Saturday, they take on the hosts in Cameroon’s home of football Douala and will aim to silence the partisan crowd at the Japoma stadium.”It is going to be a different experience of course if there’s like 45,000 people in the stadium screaming for that one team who is running up on your goal,” The Gambia goalkeeper Baboucarr Gaye told BBC Sport Africa.”It is also a kind of motivation if you feel everyone is against you, it also gives you energy. We are trying to take that to do our best and hopefully after our game the stadium will be quiet and we can celebrate.”The Gambia have only conceded once in the tournament and the 23-year-old will need to put in another good performance in goal when they face Cameroon, whose offensive line is led by their captain and the tournament’s leading scorer, Vincent Aboubakar.”It’s obviously the same in every game, doesn’t matter who is playing as a striker- you are trying to save the ball regardless, but yes he is a man of absolute quality,” Gaye added.”They have a lot of decent players in their squad. We’ll try to stop them from scoring a goal, but if we score one, we can probably win a game and that’s our plan.”Penalty save Gaye’s journey at the Nations Cup did not start until the Scorpions’ final group game against Tunisia, joining the team late from their training base in Doha, Qatar following a Covid-19 positive test. He made his mark, saving Seifeddine Jaziri’s penalty as Tunisia missed from the spot.After protests delayed the spot-kick, Scorpions keeper Baboucarr Gaye made a fine save”I was very happy to get that game, and it went perfectly, almost like a dream. Not only the first start, I also managed to save that penalty, got man of the match which obviously isn’t everything that counts but after this tough two weeks it was good relief,” he said. “[After the match] I was trying to stop myself from crying on TV. It had been very tough being alone in the hotel room waiting for the test result. The first test result was positive again and I was stuck in there for like so many days but I was happy for my family, my girlfriend everyone around me supporting me keeping me mentally strong.”Gaye had struggled to settle at a club before he signed for German fourth tier side FC Rot-Weiß Koblenz.The German-born keeper is hopeful that his performances at the Nations Cup can further boost his career. “Hopefully some people see that I had some good games. Football is about patience [as a] goalkeeper. I was trying to get playing time at the right club but some things didn’t go perfectly – one club went bankrupt and at another the Covid pandemic took over” he explained.”At the end of the day I am healthy, I get the chance to be here and I get to take it.”
Border sheriffs slam Biden admin’s covert transports of criminal illegal immigrants: ‘Willful neglect’
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FIRST ON FOX: Border sheriffs are slamming the Biden administration over reports of “secret flights” of illegal immigrants being conducted by government contractors, calling it “government-sanctioned human trafficking.”Fox News reported this week that Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations have been turned into an “unofficial travel coordination agency,” and agents are made to coordinate travel for some illegal immigrants with criminal records.FOX NEWS FOOTAGE SHOWS MASS RELEASE OF SINGLE ADULT MIGRANTS INTO USAn ICE source told Fox News Digital that the agency is now releasing migrants with misdemeanor crimes such as assault, DUI, drug possession and illegal re-entry, and only withholding those with serious felonies.Additionally, Fox News footage from Sunday showed several federally contracted buses dropping off dozens of mostly male migrants at a parking garage in Brownsville, Texas, after crossing the border with a cartel smuggler. The migrants also said they were flying to destinations including Miami, Houston and Atlanta. Cochise County, Arizona, Sheriff Mark Dannels told Fox News Digital that this is “willful neglect” by the administration, which is leaving the country vulnerable to criminal exploitation.”These covert transports only serves a political ideology by this administration that erodes the trust of Americans. This ‘willful’ neglect leaves our border communities and country vulnerable and exposed to criminal exploitation by violent criminal cartels.” “In my 37 years of law enforcement service, I have never experienced this form of non-collective messaging and defiance regarding our rule of law by our federal leaders and members of U.S. Congress who share the same oath of office to protect Americans and this great nation! I stand united with my fellow Sheriffs who uphold their oath of office in enforcing the rule of law and protecting our communities,” continued Dannels.Jackson County, Texas, Sheriff A.J. Louderback says the situation is “beyond serious” and there must be an investigation into the situation, which he says is “government-sanctioned human trafficking.” “[This is] beyond serious – been occurring for months – only getting worse,” said Louderback. “[It’s] government-sanctioned human trafficking. This is all Biden policy! The have engineered planned, strategize, and implemented the largest organized transfer of illegal immigrants into the U.S. at the taxpayer expense. CRIMINAL BETRAYAL! Investigation immediate!y!” he told Fox News Digital in a statement, CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP”U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) focuses its civil immigration enforcement priorities on the apprehension and removal of noncitizens who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security,” an ICE spokesperson told Fox News Digital this week.”Noncitizens processed under Title 8 are evaluated for a custodial determination based on their immigration and criminal background, applicable sections of law, and established processing criteria. Individuals deemed suitable for release are released in coordination with local partners and are subject to reporting requirements associated with their immigration proceedings.” There were more than 178,000 migrant apprehensions in December, coming on the back of a year that saw more than 212,000 monthly encounters at one point in the crisis.Fox News’ Adam Shaw and Bill Melugin contributed to this report.