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Wales winger George North ruled out of autumn internationals with knee injury

The 25-year-old has been ruled out for six weeks Tuesday, October 17, 2017 George North is set to miss Wales’ entire autumn series after sustaining a knee injury in Northampton’s Champions Cup defeat by Saracens on Sunday. North has been ruled out for a minimum of six weeks, preventing him from featuring in the fixtures against Australia, Georgia, New Zealand and South Africa that begin at the Principality Stadium on November 11. “George North suffered a sprain to his posterior cruciate ligament against Saracens which will require 6-8 weeks rehabilitation,”…

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Take a Tour of the Smithsonian's Asian Pacific Collections this Autumn

Seasoned D.C. museumgoers know that the Freer and Sackler galleries, reopening October 14, are prime destinations for those looking to explore the breadth of Asian culture. its ever-expanding diaspora and its role in shaping America’s collective identity. But Freer|Sackler is by no means the only place in town to see affecting Asian museum collections. For those seeking a longer, more meandering journey through the stories of Asians and Pacific Islanders this fall, this new Smithsonian-wide tour, “Stories Across Asian Pacific America,” put together by curator Adriel Luis of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center,…

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Jack Nowell could miss England's autumn internationals after suffering facial fractures

Exeter wing Jack Nowell could miss England’s autumn Tests after suffering “a couple of fractures” around his cheek and eye socket. Although Chiefs’ rugby director Rob Baxter does not want to put a definite time-frame on Nowell’s recovery at this stage, an absence of anything between four and eight weeks is likely. Nowell, who has scored 11 tries in 23 Tests for England and toured New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions earlier this year, was hurt during Exeter’s Aviva Premiership victory over Newcastle last weekend. “Jack has got…

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England to play New Zealand as part of 2018 autumn international series

England will play world champions New Zealand for the first time since 2014, as part of next year’s autumn internationals at Twickenham. Eddie Jones’ side host South Africa in the first match of the series on 3 November, before the All Blacks match on 10 November. They also face Japan on 17 November and Australia on 24 November. England lost four times to the All Blacks in 2014 – a three-Test series in New Zealand and the autumn Test match. “We want to win that series 4-0 and we will…

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England to face New Zealand and Australia in 2018 as autumn internationals announced

England will complete a four-year wait to face New Zealand when they clash with the world champions at Twickenham next year. The fixture has been confirmed, by the Rugby Football Union, for November 10 and is the highlight of a mouth-watering 2018 autumn series that also features matches against South Africa, Japan and Australia. “We will have to work hard and be smart in what we do to bridge the gap between us and the All Blacks,” head coach Eddie Jones said. The composition of the 2018 Old Mutual Wealth…

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News: London mayor launches refreshed tourism strategy ahead of autumn season

London mayor Sadiq Kahn has launched a new vision to accelerate the capital’s status as a world-class tourist destination. Tourism numbers in London are set to rise sharply, with more than 40 million people expected to visit the city annually by 2025, an increase of 30 per cent on the 31.2 million visitors who came to the capital in 2016. The Tourism Vision for London, which is backed by more than 100 industry partners and supported by the mayor, also projects visitor spending to grow by almost 50 per cent…

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News: Victory House, London Leicester Square – MGallery by Sofitel set to open in this autumn

Victory House, London Leicester Square – MGallery by Sofitel is set to soft launch in August 2017 with the official opening in September 2017.  Overlooking London’s famous square, Victory House offers 86 stylish and contemporary bedrooms which are sound-proofed for a cosy, boutique hotel experience.  The property’s unparalleled location provides guests with privileged access to the capital’s world-renowned cinema scene and a front row seat to Leicester Square’s film premieres in the heart of the West End. Located on the ground floor, the hotel will feature restaurant Petit Bistro which…

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