MY WIFE AND I WENT TO KOH SAMUI in Thailand shortly after my rugby career ended. She was doing a five-week training course for yoga teachers there. I went paddleboarding and explored the local area, and I also played guitar for someone who was doing kirtan [chanting] sessions at the retreat. … [Read more...] about My travel life – Jonny Wilkinson
Careers that allow you to travel the world
It absolutely breaks my heart how cruel people can be on social media. It was an amazing honor to know Hana Kimura. She was an amazing girl with the kindest soul and immense passion and work ethic. I’m at a loss of words over this tragedy. Rest In Peace my friend. … [Read more...] about Terrace House: Netflix reality show star Hana Kimura dies aged 22
For an architect there can be no fate worse than seeing a project that should have been the crowning achievement of his career taken away from him by what he saw as a cabal of uncomprehending philistines. It was not a question of cost overruns that allowed the politicians to oust Utzon. The worst of these came long after Utzon had left Australia. What did for him in the end was a change of party in the New South Wales state government that coincided with disagreements - ostensibly about the cost and character of the proposed plywood-beamed interior - fought out in the claustrophobically small world of Sydney government. And it left Utzon humiliatingly out of pocket, the victim of a punitive double taxation regime that saw him paying over almost all his earnings to a combination of the Australian and the Danish tax authorities. … [Read more...] about Jørn Utzon
The easy way to answer this question is that Biden’s space policy could be Obamaspace 2.0. The Artemis return to the moon program would be cancelled, or at least delayed for so long as to be rendered meaningless. The Space Force would be disbanded and folded back into the Air Force. Many Democrats, especially those who hope to serve in a Biden administration, tend to be against anything that President Trump proposes just because Trump proposed it. The commercial crew program, which has American astronauts shuttled to and from the International Space Station on private-sector spacecraft, would continue because it is seen as an Obama program. Indeed the launch of the Crew Dragon is considered a triumph for the former president’s space policy in some quarters, even though commercial spacecraft was a policy first devised by President George W. Bush. … [Read more...] about What does Joe Biden believe about NASA, space exploration and commercial space?
The impetus this time is finances. In the last two weeks, Bowling Green and Furman have dropped baseball to trim costs. Moving the bulk of the season into warmer months would reduce travel costs for northern teams, help increase attendance and revenue from concessions and merchandise for most schools and allow players to miss less class time. … [Read more...] about The Latest: Outlaws run in front of limited fans in Missouri