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Prince William pays touching tribute to Prince Philip during BBC climate change interview

Prince William pays touching tribute to Prince Philip during BBC climate change interview

During an interview with the BBC’s chief political correspondent Adam Fleming, the Duke of Cambridge spoke openly about what the world needs to do to combat climate change. The national broadcaster aired Prince William’s 30-minute interview on BBC One on Thursday at 11.35pm.

However, during the Duke’s discussion with Mr Fleming, the most eagle-eyed royal fans may have spotted a touching tribute to the Duke’s late grandfather Prince Philip.

Slightly over Prince William’s right shoulder, viewers can see a photo of the Duke of Edinburgh and William’s eldest son, Prince George.

Prince Philip, who after 73-years of marriage to Queen Elizabeth became Britain’s longest-serving consort, passed away at the age of 99 in April 2021.

The photo, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge, shows Prince George holding a book while sitting in the Iron Duke’s horse-drawn carriage.

Known throughout his life for his love of racing, members of the Firm have spoken candidly about accompanying Prince Philip in his horse-drawn carriage.

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Prince William recently wrote: “I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!”

The snap, taken in 2015 in Norfolk, was previously shared by Prince William when he was paying respects to his late grandfather following his death.

Alongside the photo, the Duke of Cambridge wrote: “My grandfather’s century of life was defined by service – to this country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family.”

William added: “My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation.

“Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support The Queen in the years ahead.

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“I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job.”

While the Prince’s tribute to his late grandfather may have been spotted by more attentive viewers, Mr Fleming questioned the Duke about another ornament in Kensington Palace.

Sitting under the table where the photo of Philip and George was placed, the BBC’s chief political correspondent pointed out the Cambridges’ have a “weird dog sculpture”.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast yesterday, Mr Fleming said: “We were in Kensington Palace, some royal armchairs and little nik-naks around the room.

“This is including a little weird dog ornament and for part of the podcast we watched a little bit of the TV show that he made with David Attenborough.”

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But Mr Fleming also used the interview at Kensington Palace to ask Prince William about environmentalism and his Earthshot Prize.

The Duke of Cambridge issued multiple warnings about the future of the planet.

“I want the things that I’ve enjoyed – the outdoor life, nature, the environment – I want that to be there for my children, and not just my children but everyone else’s children,” he said.

William added: “If we’re not careful we’re robbing from our children’s future through what we do now. And I think that’s not fair.”

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Royal POLL: Should Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview have won an Emmy? VOTE

Royal POLL: Should Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview have won an Emmy? VOTE

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appeared on Oprah for a bombshell tell-all interview that rocked the Royal Family in March 2021. The interview was nominated in the Best Hosted Non-Fiction Series category at the Emmys Awards, which recognises excellence in US TV.

The programme did not win the gong at the ceremony on Sunday though, instead Stanley Tucci’s CNN series “Searching for Italy” pipped Oprah’s royal interview to the post for the title.

Elsewhere in the category, the likes of David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction and United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell were also up for the accolade.

Express.co.uk is asking readers for their opinion on whether or not you think the interview should have won the gong, after the couple spoke with eye-opening candour and delivered jaw-dropping accusations and rebukes against the monarchy.

The interview, aired earlier this year, was watched by nearly 50 million people globally in the first three days, according to broadcaster CBS.

The televised interview marked the first TV appearance for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following the events of Megxit the year prior, which saw them step away from royal duties and move to the US.

The highly anticipated open conversation between Oprah, Prince Harry and Meghan allowed the couple to share their side of the story about life in the Royal Family.

During the two-hour TV special, the Sussexes made claims that were explosive and potentially damaging to the Royal Family.

The couple openly spoke about their relationships with other royals, the racism they had faced and how their mental health suffered within The Firm.

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The Duchess of Sussex also candidly spoke about her mental health struggles during her time as a senior royal, and claimed that she was on the verge of suicide but was refused help.

During the interview she said her mental health got so bad that she “didn’t want to be alive any more”.

She said: “I went to the institution and I said that I needed to go somewhere to get help, said I had never felt that way before and need to go somewhere, and I was told that I couldn’t, that it wouldn’t be good for the institution.”

Elsewhere, accusations were also made that there was a rift forming between Prince Harry, and his father Prince Charles.

After stepping back from the Royal Family, Harry said Charles “stopped taking my calls”, and the couple said a “lack of support and lack of understanding” was the simplest reason they stepped away from royal duties.

In a statement in the aftermath of the interview, Buckingham Palace said: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.

“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.”

Do you think the explosive interview should have claimed the gong at the Emmy Awards earlier this week? Vote in favour, or oppose in our exclusive poll and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Flavia Santoro, president, ProColombia

Colombia has announced a new brand manifesto for the destination: ‘Colombia, the most welcoming place on Earth.’

With the restart of international travel on the horizon, the country aims to stimulate international tourism growth and ignite travellers’ wanderlust by spotlighting the warmth and kindness of its populace.

The new manifesto, which is led by ProColombia, is the result of extensive quantitative and qualitative research, which identifies the core essence of Colombia to be the warmth and kindness of its people.

Here Breaking Travel News chats with Flavia Santoro, President of ProColombia, to find out more.

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Breaking Travel News: Where does tourism in Colombia stand in July 2021? Are the borders open to travellers? What requirements are currently in place to slow the spread of Covid-19?

Flavia Santoro: International air connectivity in Colombia is open.

Today the country is connected to 22 countries with 21 airlines, which means that we have recovered 62 per cent of the air frequencies we had in early 2020.

And during 2021, 28 new routes have been announced, flying from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador and Peru and 15 of these have already started operations.

New guidelines for the arrival of international travellers to our country include the following:

  • It is not mandatory to present a negative PCR test before the flight.
  • Travellers must fill out the Check-Mig form at least one to 24 hours before the flight.
  • Travellers must wear masks at all times.
  • They must report symptoms associated with Covid-19: cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or fatigue and should not board if they have these symptoms.
  • International passengers are obliged to give real information about their health status, their recent contact with suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19, comply with the instructions of the health authorities and give exact information about their telephone number and address in Colombia. Foreign travellers must provide a national telephone number so they can be easily contacted.

BTN: There is hope the situation may return to something like normal over the coming months as vaccines begin to impact on the virus. What are your ambitions, in terms of visitor numbers, for Colombia this year?

FS: We are very optimistic about the future of tourism in Colombia.

The country had been enjoying steady, year-on-year growth in visitor numbers prior to the coronavirus pandemic, with the annual number of visitors in the 2012-2018 period growing at nearly double the average world rate.

Also, growth between 2014 and 2019 rose 11.6 per cent.

Average international tourism growth in the Americas between 2012 and 2019 was 4.4 per cent, less than half of the 9.1 per cent Colombia saw.

We are sure that we will continue improving on the good numbers that we have already been registering.

According to a recent study by Despegar, one of the most important online travel agencies on the continent, Colombia is one of the countries in the region with the greatest recovery of its tourism sector above countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and the United States.

There are also very good projections regarding the arrival of non-resident travellers to Colombia according to a study by FowardKeys, which reports more than 115 thousand air reservations made to our country, mostly from the United States, Chile, Spain, Argentina and France for travel in April – September 2021.

Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Flavia Santoro, president, ProColombia

BTN: The country has seen continued political unrest in recent weeks – is this impacting on reopening, or tourism promotion, plans?

FS: The world has faced extremely challenging times due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and Colombia has not been an exception.

However, our country is an example of how difficult times can be transformed in a positive way.

With a rich and diverse history Colombia has been through periods of transition and growth, always remaining resilient with a spirit of warmth and openness at its heart. We know we will rise again stronger together from the current situation.

We will continue to make every effort to promote the prompt recovery of our tourism industry, we are working to adapt the sector to the new requirements of international and local travellers.

We strongly believe tourism is a powerful and transformative tool for local communities with a tremendous impact on the development of the regions and we are looking to leverage this.

Colombia has undergone a positive transformation in recent years, and we have earned recognition as a must visit destination and key commercial ally for many markets.

People who visit Colombia know that Colombians are extremely friendly, welcoming, and warm!

There is no doubt that nowadays, Colombia is one of the trendiest destinations.

We are proud to won recognition at the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony in 2020.

These same awards nominated the country again this year in 22 categories highlighting our biodiversity and cultural wealth.

We have also been considered a successful example of innovation and social transformation and as we continue to welcome visitors and show them that Colombia is a modern and evolving country, we believe our reputation as a safe, friendly and inclusive nation will only continue to strengthen.

Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Flavia Santoro, president, ProColombia

BTN: As the market begins to reopen, ProColombia has launched a new, consumer-facing manifesto for the country. What can you tell us about that?

FS: Yes, I’m delighted to announce the destination’s new brand manifesto is ‘Colombia, the most welcoming place on Earth.’

At a time when a warm welcome, a kind embrace and a feeling of true community has never been so important, we feel that our bold yet simple message encapsulates what global travellers are seeking.

To clarify, we conducted extensive quantitative and qualitative research with more than 1,500 surveys and focus groups with Colombians and foreigners to identify what the core essence of Colombia is and ultimately, the warmth and kindness of our people lay at the heart of it.

When people say you can judge a place by its people, I couldn’t agree more and this is precisely why Colombia has chosen to build its new manifesto narrative around the warmth and kindness for which our people are known.

The international launch will be on Monday, July 19th and while we appreciate that those with wanderlust may need to wait a little longer before experiencing the warmth of

Colombia first-hand, we invite travellers and travel trade alike to experience ‘the most welcoming place on Earth’ via our dedicated ‘Neighbourhood of Neighbourhoods’ webpage.

Designed to look like a map of Colombia with local communities, the interactive ‘map’ will help visitors discover each of the six Colombian regions, showcasing it as a melting pot of cultures, flavours, rhythms and colours all underpinned by a consistent, familiar and local welcome.

With authentic video content and local narratives, we hope the ‘Neighbourhood of Neighbourhoods’ webpage will act as an extension of Colombia’s community, demonstrating its welcoming ethos and extensive offering.

We like to say ‘whatever you are looking for and whatever your needs, Colombia is a place where you don’t have to knock, because the door is always open’.

Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Flavia Santoro, president, ProColombia

BTN: The new campaign seeks to place the people of Colombia as central to its offering. How is this different from how the country has been promoted in the past?

FS: We highly value the Colombia Country Brand; it is an asset that has informed the world about our wonderful country for the last ten years.

First, the message was “Colombia is Passion”.

It focused on showing the creativity, resourcefulness, talent and passion that characterises Colombians.

It served to reawaken a sense of national belonging and thanks to this foundation, in 2012, we moved to “The Answer is Colombia,” a message focused on telling the world that we were the answer to all its needs.

With this message, we focused on using facts and data to demonstrate the important progress that Colombia had made in terms of competitiveness.

With “The Answer is Colombia,” we decided to align the campaigns to promote ProColombia’s lines of work: non-mining and non-energy exports, foreign direct investment and international tourism.

ProColombia will incorporate these campaigns into the new Manifesto while retaining many of the prior campaigns’ elements and messages.

This manifesto has been created to get back to the beginning of it all, as the studies carried out demonstrate that Colombians’ warmth is what we are known for globally.

We are getting back to people, to what makes us unique.

Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Flavia Santoro, president, ProColombia

BTN: How important is tourism to Colombia and how do you expect this to change over the coming years?

FS: In the last decade, tourism in Colombia has become an important source of foreign exchange and employment for the country.
President Duque has called the sector “the new petroleum”.

In 2019, the tourism sector reached historic figures: 4.5 million non-resident visitors arrived in the country, an increase of three per cent compared with 2018; hotel occupancy was 57 per cent (the highest in the last 15 years) and generated 6,751 million dollars, two per cent more than in 2018, which makes it the non-mining energy sector that generated the most foreign currency that year.

Last year was undoubtedly a year of high expectations for the sector.

However, the pandemic forced Colombia to change plans and quickly adapt to the new conditions.

So, we took isolation as an opportunity to prepare a safe reactivation of the tourism sector and at ProColombia we created a recovery plan with three priorities: adapting to change, facilitating air connectivity and generating confidence in the international traveller to visit Colombian destinations.

For us sustainability is more than an attribute, it is the heart and the pillar of our tourism industry.

We are making steady progress in this regard.

For example, the ministry of trade, industry and tourism reformed the general tourism law, putting sustainability as a fundamental axis.

It now formally recognises that the protection of the environment and local communities is essential for the recovery of the Colombian tourism industry after the pandemic.

In addition, we are the second most biodiverse country in the world; ornithologically, we come top with more than 1,900 species of birds, we also come top for our orchids and recently for butterflies too, as declared by the Natural History Museum of London’s study.

Also, we are second place for amphibians, third for plants and reptiles and fourth for mammals.

This means great responsibility that we embrace with total commitment.

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ProColombia is a government entity responsible for promoting international tourism and foreign direct investment in Colombia, non-mining energy exports and the country brand.

Through its national and international network of offices, it offers Colombian companies support and comprehensive advice through services or instruments focused on encouraging the design and execution of their international strategies, as well as facilitating the generation and development of business opportunities.

Images: ProColombia

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Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Arvind Bundhun, director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority

Mauritius has unveiled plans for a phased reopening strategy over the coming months.

There are hopes the destination can be fully open to international travellers by October.

From today, 14 Mauritian ‘resort bubbles’ will open, with each having been specially set up to welcome vaccinated international travellers. 

Air Mauritius, Emirates and other global airlines will also add additional flight capacity this month.

Phase two of the reopening will begin on October 1st, whereby vaccinated travellers will be allowed entry without restrictions and be able to travel around the island.

This will mark a full reopening of the island ahead of its peak winter season.

Here we find out more from Arvind Bundhun, director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority.

Breaking Travel News: Where does Mauritius stand with its vaccination programme against Covid-19 – and have tourism professionals been prioritised ahead of the reopening?

Arvind Bundhun: The response to the pandemic has ranked among one of the best in the world, as the Mauritian government responded promptly with stringent control measures and protocols.

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The safety of Mauritians and visitors has been a top priority since the outbreak of Covid-19 and the success is a result of a joint effort by the Mauritian government and the population of the island.

The responsiveness of the Mauritian authorities and the effectiveness of the health system are the core reasons behind our low death rate.

Due to the precautionary measures put in place by our government, we have been successful in containing the spread of the pandemic.

This is itself a reassuring message for visitors who can see the efforts that both the government and private sector in Mauritius have implemented to ensure safety of locals and visitors.

The local community had really banded together to respect the rules, follow guidelines and work together for the destination to reopen and we are very proud of how we have, and continue to, overcome this challenging period in our history.

The announcement follows the acceleration of the vaccination campaign and the progress made towards herd immunity by the end of September.

Tourism employees were prioritised during the vaccine rollout.

This has enabled a prompt and safe restart of the Mauritius tourism industry.

As of now, the island is well on track to reach its herd immunity as Mauritius has received most of its stock of vaccines.

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BTN: You have unveiled plans for a cautious reopening over the coming months – what can you tell me about that?

AB: Throughout the pandemic we have taken a cautious approach, placing the safety of our visitors and Mauritians at the forefront of our actions.

The reopening on July 15th is the first stage in a phased approach, with the first phase running to September 30th and enabling vaccinated travellers to experience our class-leading resorts and the varied range of facilities including pools, beaches, restaurants and many resort activities.

This will lead into phase two beginning on October 1st, whereby vaccinated travellers will be allowed entry without restrictions so will be able to once more enjoy all that our wonderful island has to offer.

We have been working hand in glove with our island stakeholders to move forward to this stage and are delighted to have a clear roadmap in place.

The UK is, of course one, of our most important and valued markets and we are greatly looking forward to working with the UK trade to invite holidaymakers back to our island and extend a warm welcome.

BTN: ‘Resort bubbles’ have been set up across the island – what will life be like for travellers during their stay?

AB: A total of 14 ‘resort bubbles’ have been specially set up to welcome vaccinated UK and international visitors to the island from today and enabling travellers to enjoy a resort holiday on the island.

The approved Covid-19 safe resorts are available on a new website.

Holidaymakers will be able to enjoy facilities within their chosen resort premises, including the swimming pool and beach.

If guests stay for 14 days and have negative PCR tests during their stay in the resort, they will then be able to leave the hotel and travel about the island freely for the rest of their stay, exploring the island’s many attractions.

However, for shorter stays, they may leave the resort earlier and travel back home.

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BTN: You have seen strong support from the aviation sector, with carriers returning. What role will Air Mauritius play after its administration process?

AB: Air Mauritius has confirmed a new schedule of three flights per week from Paris to Mauritius from July 15th in line with the reopening of Mauritius borders to international travellers. 

There are currently regular connecting flights using Air Mauritius partner carrier Air France from multiple regional points in the UK to Paris.

Air Mauritius will be confirming further updates for direct flights from Heathrow to Mauritius in the lead up to the full reopening on October 1st.

In addition, British Airways is currently working on scheduling direct flights to Mauritius from August, and Emirates and Turkish Airlines are looking to resume their indirect flights soon too.

BTN: What are your expectations in terms of visitor numbers for 2021?

AB: Our Mauritius hotel partners and UK tour operators are reporting strong forward bookings for quarter four of 2021.
We believe Mauritius is a strong destination brand and remains in the mind and heart of travellers when they leave, therefore we strongly believe tourism to Mauritius can bounce back in the long term.

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Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority is considered the Indian Ocean’s Leading Tourist Board by voters at the World Travel Awards.

Find out more about visiting the island on the official website.

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Sovereign Associates Announces Their Interview in the New York Times

Sovereign Associates Announces Their Interview in the New York Times

NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA, July 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sovereign Associates is a premier boutique real estate firm, specializing in residential rentals and sales in Northern Manhattan. With over 20 years of brokerage experience, Sovereign has long-standing relationships with many landlords and property managers.

Due to their status Sovereign has been named and quoted in The New York Times article Washington Heights: The ‘Last Bastion of Affordability’ in Manhattan. Greg Healy, the principal broker of Sovereign Associates, and Adrivel Ruiz an associate broker were interviewed in regards to their opinion and experience on the significant changes the pandemic brought specifically to the Washington Heights area.

Broadway divides west and east. The west side “probably has the greatest concentration of co-ops and some condos,” said Greg Healy, the owner-broker of the Sovereign Associates real estate agency. As the leading real estate brokerage firm in Washington Heights and Northern Manhattan, Sovereign is an influential voice in the communities on the northern part of the island.

“This is not a normal market,” said Ms. Ruiz, of Sovereign Associates. “With the pandemic, the market changed — it became a buyer’s market; it became a renter’s market.”

Washington Heights, a neighborhood in the uppermost part of Manhattan, has moderate rents and large apartments compared to the rest of Manhattan which makes it an attractive area and one of the last more affordable areas to live. Washington Heights has some of the highest numbers of rent-stabilized apartments in the city and so this has made the area a high-demand place to live.

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Sovereign Real Estate is the leading real estate brokerage in Northern Manhattan. While serving the neighborhoods of Inwood, Marble Hill, Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, and Hudson Heights, Sovereign Real Estate is an influential voice in the communities on the northern part of the island.
Gregory Healy, the principal broker at Sovereign Real Estate, has been working in Hudson Heights and Inwood since 1991. With a policy of directness and openness, Healy and the Sovereign Real Estate team strive to go beyond the duties of a real estate brokerage and become a resource for home buyers and renters.

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Emma Raducanu comes out fighting in first Wimbledon interview after John McEnroe criticism

Emma Raducanu comes out fighting in first Wimbledon interview after John McEnroe criticism

Emma Raducanu has elaborated on her decision to withdraw from Wimbledon on Tuesday. The 18-year-old was 4-6, 0-3 down against Ajla Tomljanovic before deciding to quit – having been seen hyperventilating beforehand. And after being criticised by John McEnroe, she’s now come out fighting.

Raducanu was accused of letting the occasion overawe her by McEnroe, who was commentating for the BBC.

But, in an interview with the broadcaster, she’s now made it clear she withdrew because of medical advice – and not because she let the occasion get the better of her.

“I’m doing well thank you for asking,” she said. “I’m just glad I was able to recover so quickly.”

When Sue Barker told Raducanu she and other fans were worried, the teenager then responded by saying: “I think that, in the moment on court one the atmosphere was one again incredible to play in front of.

“I was obviously really really disappointed I couldn’t finish the match, I obviously wanted to be able to compete and try my best.

“But the medical advice was to pull out and I followed it up because I think their advice was the best in the end.”

She then continued: “I found it difficult to regulate my breathing.

“I think that it was emphasised by some very long rallies we had towards the end of the first set, which made it tough for me to keep my composure and breathing in check.

“And then, at the beginning of the second set was when I struggled with it the most and I had the trainer on and made the decision at the end of the changeover.”

When asked what the cause was, she said: “No, I don’t know what caused it.

“A combination of everything that’s gone on behind the scenes in the past week and an accumulation of the buzz.

“I think it’s a great learning experience from me going forward and hopefully next time I’ll be better prepared.”

McEnroe was stinging in his criticism at the time of the incident, saying: “I feel bad for Emma, obviously.

“It appears it just got a little bit too much, as is understandable, particularly with what we’ve been talking about this over the last six weeks with Osaka not even here.

“How much can players handle? It makes you look at the guys that have been around and the girls for so long – how well they can handle it.

“Hopefully she’ll learn from this experience.”

And Tracey Austin also expressed a belief that it all became too much for the teenager, though backed her to respond.

“I think the moment just became too large,” she said.

“When you go back a week she was really in obscurity. Nobody sides intel Brits knew who Emma Raducanu was.

“I didn’t know who she was or how to say her name last week! All of a sudden she wins three matches as a wildcard and she’s played so well against Cirstea.

“First time ever on Court One and she even said she played above her level and said she’d never hit some of those shots before and surprised herself.

“All of a sudden she has a day off and she’s all over the papers, all the expectations, and what’s in front of her is the fairytale is still going on and she has a winnable match in the fourth round.

“It’s almost too good to be true for both of them. You have Tomljanovic who’s 75th in the world and Raducanu who is 338th in the world. This may never happen again where you have such a large opportunity to get to the quarter-finals.

“Both were tight at the beginning and you just squeeze too tight and become overwhelmed because the opportunity is so big. It became real, reality kind of checked in at that point.

“It was a long day, they didn’t start until about 8pm, that’s a long time to think about the match.

“She really has not played enough matches. It was almost just too much. For an 18-year-old with not a lot of foundation and experience, just done her A Levels in April, it was I think a bit too much to ask.

“It was really tough to see her kind of hyperventilating out there and then not to be able to come back and take that wave of appreciation. The crowd had really done such a good job, they’d done their part to help her get there.”

Wimbledon have also released a statement defending their schedule.

“We were very sad to see Emma forced to withdraw from her match last night and wish her all the best with her recovery,” they said.

“She should be commended for the poise and maturity she has shown throughout the Wimbledon fortnight and we very much look forward to welcoming her back to Wimbledon next year and in the years to come.

“In respect of scheduling, as always, the scheduling of the order of play each day at The Championships is a complex operation, and although we take great care when scheduling matches and allocating courts on a daily basis, it is not an exact science.

“All decisions are made with fairness and the best interests of the tournament, players, spectators and our worldwide broadcast audience at heart, but the unpredictable nature of the length of matches and the British weather can and will cause disruption to any schedule.”

Author: Jack Otway
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‘Resolution much harder’: Meghan Markle and Harry’s Oprah interview created ‘a hardening’

'Resolution much harder': Meghan Markle and Harry's Oprah interview created 'a hardening'

Neil said: “If you can’t, take a break and come back face to face or by email and, if you have identified a negative quality in the other, look for and acknowledge that very quality in yourself.

“If you have identified a positive quality in yourself, look for that in the other and share these.

“This may help to break down barriers and realise that you are both similar.

“If this doesn’t work, accept that you tried and ensure you leave the door open to talking about this in the future.

Author: Emily Hodgkin
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Nintendo Has Started A New ‘Ask The Developer’ Interview Series

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During Satoru Iwata’s time as Nintendo president, he had a special series known as “Iwata Asks” – where he spoke to developers like Shigeru Miyamoto and EarthBound’s creator about the company’s hardware, series and games.

His book ‘Ask Iwata’ was recently localised and now Nintendo has started a new series ‘Ask The Developer’. In the first volume, the focus is on the Switch release Game Builder Garage and features a discussion between the game’s director (and programmer) Naoki Masuda and subdirector Kosuke Teshima.

This content was pre-recorded in accordance with Japan’s current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines and the article itself was translated from the original Japanese content.

“To kick off this Ask the Developer series, in which Nintendo developers convey in their own words Nintendo’s thoughts about creating products and the specific points they are particular about, we are talking to two people who were involved in developing the Game Builder Garage game.”

While we won’t go into specifics, the conversation between the two covers the reason behind the development of this standalone piece of software, various insights, and also touches on the joys of programming.

It’s definitely worth a read, and being volume one you can expect to see more interviews like this in the future. Are you glad to see Nintendo uploading developer talks on its website again? Have you picked up Ask Iwata yet? Leave a comment down below.

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