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Social Q’s: Our Relationship Is Open, but I’m Not

Advertisement My longtime partner and I decided to “open” our relationship sexually. Our rules: No emotional entanglements, and neither of us wants to hear about the other’s sexual activities (directly or from third parties) or be embarrassed by word of trysts spreading among friends. This requires a lot of discretion. I don’t know if she has acted on our arrangement yet, but I’m too scared to! I’m terrified that someone will spot me on a date. So, I haven’t done anything yet. Any advice? MAC Let’s start with the notion…

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Rotterdam Open: Roger Federer beats Robin Haase to become oldest world number one

Roger Federer became the oldest world number one in tennis history after he beat Robin Haase at the Rotterdam Open. The 36-year-old replaces Rafael Nadal, 31, at the summit, as the Spaniard recovers from a thigh injury. Federer’s prospects looked slim when he lost the first set, but he dropped just two games thereafter to claim a 4-6 6-1 6-1 win and reach the semi-finals. The 20-time Grand Slam champion will face Italian Andreas Seppi or Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the last four. More to follow. Live scores, schedule and…

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Cold open water plunge may provide instant pain relief

A man who suffered constant pain after surgery cured it by taking a plunge in cold open water. The man’s case has been reviewed by doctors who suggest a short, sharp cold water swim may offer an alternative to strong painkillers and physiotherapy. The 28-year-old man who suffered from post-operative pain found it disappeared totally after doing an open water swim. However cold water swimming does not suit everyone and entails risks. The man had been a keen triathlete prior to his operation and had found conventional treatments had made…

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'Golf courses crumbling into the sea' – Open venues could disappear, says new climate report

Open Championship venues such as St Andrews and Royal Troon could be under water by the end of the century if sea levels rise even slightly as a result of climate change, according to a new report. The Climate Coalition says golf, football and cricket face an “unexpected threat”, with cricket to be the “hardest hit”. The report predicts “cancelled football matches, flooded cricket grounds and golf courses crumbling into the sea”. It adds that rising winter temperatures mean the Scottish skiing industry could collapse within 50 years. The report…

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Wales open Six Nations with crushing victory over Scotland

Six Nations Wales (14) 34 Tries: G Davies, Halfpenny (2), S Evans Cons: Halfpenny (4) Pens: Halfpenny (2) Scotland (0) 7 Tries: P Horne Cons: Russell Wales made a dream start to the 2018 Six Nations as they crushed Scotland in a bonus-point win at the Principality Stadium. The home team rocked the much-fancied Scots with early tries by Gareth Davies and Leigh Halfpenny. After the break Halfpenny completed a 24-point haul with two penalties and a second try before Steff Evans dived over for the bonus-point try. The visitors…

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News: Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru at Embassy One to open this summer

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Embassy Group will open a new Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences later this year in Bengaluru, one of India’s fastest growing cities. Located within Embassy One, a new mixed-use development featuring commercial office space and premium retail outlets, they will debut as Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru at Embassy One and Four Seasons Private Residences Bengaluru at Embassy One in summer 2018. Known as the information technology capital of India, Bengaluru offers a mix of culture and industry in a vibrant city, home to…

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The 2018 Grammys: Kendrick Lamar’s Great Open, Jay-Z for President, Lorde’s Snub

On Sunday, in New York, the Grammy Awards telecast is preceded by something called the Premiere Ceremony, when the majority of the awards—seventy-five of the eighty-four categories—are meted out in the shadow of the main event. This year, Paul Shaffer was the master of ceremonies. “I am happy, proud as punch, to be host,” he announced to the room. Because of the outsize pomp and glamour of the telecast, the Premiere Ceremony inevitably has a junior-varsity feel, even though it includes many of the big genre categories: Best Pop Vocal,…

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