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Famous birthdays for June 17: Venus Williams, Will Forte

Famous birthdays for June 17: Venus Williams, Will Forte

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June 17 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include: Advertisement -- British clergyman John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, in 1703 -- John Robert Gregg, inventor of the Gregg shorthand system, in 1867 -- Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky in 1882 -- Dutch artist M.C. Escher in 1898 -- Author John Hersey in 1914 -- Director Ken Loach in 1936 (age 84) File Photo by David Silpa/UPI -- Egyptian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei in 1942 (age 78) -- Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1943 (age 77) -- Singer Barry Manilow in 1943 (age 77) -- Musician/songwriter George S. Clinton in 1947 (age 73) -- Comedian Joe Piscopo in 1951 (age 69) -...
How the Ultimate Tennis Showdown, created by Serena Williams’ coach, plans to revolutionise the sport

How the Ultimate Tennis Showdown, created by Serena Williams’ coach, plans to revolutionise the sport

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Tennis fans have been blessed in the 21st century with three of the greatest stars in the men’s game in Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic all playing at the same time. Meanwhile, the women’s game has been dominated by 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams over the past two decades. getty Before we know it, the likes of Djokovic and Federer will be off the court However, all four are well into their 30s – Djokovic is the youngest at 33 years old – so it won’t be too long before we see these greats leave the court. So, what happens next? Well here lies the problem the sport is facing. Yes, there are players such as Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas who have come through but their profiles are not as high as the likes of Federer, Nad
Robbie Williams reunites with Take That for virtual concert

Robbie Williams reunites with Take That for virtual concert

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Take That fans will be hoping he's back for good after Robbie Williams reunited with the band for a virtual charity concert.Williams, who famously left the group in 1995, joined Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald as they each performed from their own homes during the coronavirus lockdown. Take That - without Jason Orange who left the band in 2014 - opened with singles Greatest Day and Shine, before being joined by Williams for the rest of the set, which included Back For Good, The Flood, Pray and Never Forget for their rousing finale. Image: Mark Owen (L) Gary Barlow (C) and Howard Donald (R) kicked off the concert. Pic: Youtube/ Comparethemeerkat Image: Each band member performed i...
Formula 1: Williams up for sale after £13m loss last year

Formula 1: Williams up for sale after £13m loss last year

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The Williams Formula 1 team and wider company group are up for sale after posting a £13m loss last year.The momentous decision marks a major change in direction for a company whose founder Sir Frank Williams had previously always insisted on retaining control.Deputy team principal Claire Williams said: "Frank has always ensured he puts the team, business and our people first, and that's what we're doing now." She said the aim was to secure the team's future through internal investment.Sir Frank, 78, is no longer involved in the day-to-day running of the team.Claire Williams said: "Frank is always aware of and up to speed with every decision the board takes and is supportive. Money, less money
Famous birthdays for April 13: Ron Perlman, Allison Williams

Famous birthdays for April 13: Ron Perlman, Allison Williams

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April 13 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Aries. They include: -- British anti-government conspirator Guy Fawkes in 1570 -- Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, in 1743 -- Frank Woolworth, founder of the five-and-dime stores, in 1852 -- Outlaw Butch Cassidy in 1866 -- Novelist Nella Larsen in 1891 -- Alfred Butts, inventor of the game Scrabble, in 1899 -- Irish playwright Samuel Beckett in 1906 -- Author Eudora Welty in 1909 -- Atheist activist Madalyn Murray O'Hair in 1919 -- Actor Lyle Waggoner in 1935 -- Irish poet Seamus Heaney in 1939 -- Actor Paul Sorvino in 1939 (age 81) -- Composer Bill Conti in 1942 (age 78) -- Actor Tony Dow in 1945 (age 75) -- Singer Al Green in 1946 (age 74) ...