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‘Incredible scenery’ and Northern Lights: Travel expert’s ‘wonderful’ UK autumn staycation

AUTUMN is upon us and the colder months bring much beauty to the British Isles to explore. Influencer and TV producer Alex Outhwaite described her recent trip to an area in Scotland ripe for getaways later in the year.

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Spieth’s ridiculous recovery shot lights up 17th

“I hit like a 52-degree because a 60 might have gone over the back of my head, and you know, just tried to flick it right underneath and hit it as hard as I could, as high as I could,” says Jordan Spieth; watch the Ryder Cup live on Sky Sports Ryder Cup

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Jordan Spieth produced an incredible recovery from thick grass on a hill, hitting his shot unsighted to inside 10 feet at the par-three 17th!

Jordan Spieth produced an incredible recovery from thick grass on a hill, hitting his shot unsighted to inside 10 feet at the par-three 17th!

Jordan Spieth produced the shot of the morning as the Ryder Cup got underway with the foursomes on Friday, but unfortunately for him it was in a losing cause for the United States.

Spieth conjured up a miraculous recovery from thick grass down a hill off the par-three 17th green at Whistling Straits, his ball taking the aerial route and landing within 10 feet of the hole.

The 28-year-old also did well to avoid ending up in Lake Michigan as the backward momentum from the shot saw him run down the bank before stopping just short of the water.

However, his playing partner Justin Thomas then missed the birdie putt which handed the European duo of Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia a 3&1 victory, although the USA won the other three morning foursomes.

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Spieth said: “It’s kind of one of those shots that you practise as a kid for fun, and you don’t ultimately want to have it. And the chances of it going there, you could roll a thousand balls off the green, and it’s not going it stay where it was.

“I hit like a 52-degree because a 60 might have gone over the back of my head, and you know, just tried to flick it right underneath and hit it as hard as I could, as high as I could. You know, it ended up right on a crown where it was a tough putt, and I think it’s maybe a situation, first one in wins, and we just kind of got a really tough break there.”

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As for suggestions he had overplayed his scuttle down the hill, Spieth added: “I don’t think I exaggerated that fall, you know how steep that is. Once I started moving, I was like, I’ve got to keep moving until I find a flat spot.”

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What were those lights in the sky over Central Texas on Wednesday?

AUSTIN (KXAN) — What was that string of lights in the sky over Central Texas on Wednesday night?

Several viewers sent KXAN pictures and videos of what appeared to be a long line of lights tracking across the sky around 9 p.m. Some guessed that it could be SpaceX satellites coming into view, but other people had no idea and wanted some answers.

Those who guessed Elon Musk had a hand in it were correct.

KXAN’s First Warning Weather team confirmed the strange-looking string of lights were Starlink satellites over the area, and it just so happens that SpaceX launched 60 additional satellites into orbit Wednesday from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

The satellites are intended to help provide wireless internet throughout the world, and 1,300 of them are currently orbiting the Earth. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket delivered the latest batch of satellites, and it safely landed on a ship in the Atlantic Ocean named “Of Course I Still Love You.”

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Summer holidays 'set for Covid traffic lights’ with Brits barred from 'red' case countries

Under England’s roadmap out of coronavirus lockdown, the earliest international travel can resume without restrictions is May 17. But new plans proposed by the Government could see countries graded on their coronavirus infection rates and vaccination figures.
The move would see countries graded as either green, amber or red, depending on how well they are coping with COVID-19.

Countries like the US and Israel, who have had success rolling out coronavirus vaccines, are tipped to be top of the list for international travel allowances.

But European countries will likely be graded ‘red’ due to the third wave of cases surging across the continent and a sluggish vaccine rollout.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce the measures on Easter Monday, following a review from the Global Travel Taskforce.

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A Government source told The Times ministers believe travel abroad will be “severely suppressed” for another year at least.

They added: “Holidays won’t be as we know them for the foreseeable future.”

The Prime Minister has already shared coronavirus vaccine certificates will “definitely” play a role in allowing international travel to go ahead.

Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford said he felt the May 17 date for reopening international travel was over-optimistic, and hopes it will “be pushed back”.

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John Holland-Kaye, CEO of Heathrow Airport, has thrown his support behind allowing travel to highly-vaccinated countries first.

He told the BBC: “If you look at Israel – very low Covid levels, very high vaccination levels – they should be one of the first to be opened up to international travel.

“Then, of course, the United States, a massive market for the UK — 20 percent of our passengers are going to and from the US.

“They have high vaccination levels and low Covid levels. They should be at the front of the queue.”

In the US, 97,593,290 people have received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose, and in Israel 4,785,534 people have been fully vaccinated, equal to 52.86 percent of the population.

Germany, which has administered the most coronavirus vaccine doses out of the EU’s 27 members, has managed 9,620,262 first doses and 4,152,394 second jabs.

The UK has administered 35,660,902 doses, of which 31,147,444 are first and 4,513,458 are second.

Yesterday saw another 4,479 cases and 51 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test.

In total, the UK has recorded 4,350,266 cases and 126,764 deaths.