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The Latest: Pence breaks tie, Senate takes up health bill

The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The Senate has voted to move ahead on health care legislation aimed at dismantling the Obama health law. The vote was 51-50 on Tuesday, a victory for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump. Last week, McConnell was forced to postpone the vote, lacking the support of conservatives and moderates. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote. In a dramatic turn, Sen. John McCain returned from Arizona where he…

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News: S7 Airlines takes delivery of first A320neo

S7 Airlines has taken delivery of its’ first A320neo, on lease from BOC Aviation. The aircraft is the first Airbus to feature the airline’s new livery and is also the first neo to be operated in Russia. Powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, S7’s aircraft features a comfortable two-class cabin layout, (eight business and 156 economy class seats). The airline will operate the aircraft on domestic and international routes. Since the first aircraft entered service in 2004, S7’s Airbus fleet has grown to 44 A320 Family aircraft. ADVERTISEMENT The A320neo…

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News: Lucrezi takes up marketing director role at Forte Village

Marco Lucrezi has been announced as the new marketing director of Forte Village, Sardinia. In his role, he will be responsible for managing the team’s activities in the award-winning resort in Sardinia. Lucrezi will bring his diverse experiences in marketing and business development, following roles at MSC Cruises, the Italian telecommunication company TIM, and most recently in the financial sector at BNP Paribas BNL banking group. He replaces Angelo Vignola, who has moved to become the new director of sales and marketing at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa. Forte…

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Froome takes big step towards Tour title – but victory 'not yet certain'

Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage Chris Froome should win his fourth Tour de France title this weekend – but the race is “not over yet”, says ex-British road race champion Rob Hayles. Briton Froome, 32, finished fourth on Thursday’s tough stage 18 and has a 23-second lead over France’s Romain Bardet with three stages remaining. But the fight shown by his rivals…

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Froome takes big step towards third straight Tour victory

Media playback is not supported on this device Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage Britain’s Chris Froome took a big step towards winning a fourth Tour de France – and third in succession – as French rider Warren Barguil won stage 18. Froome reached the Col d’Izoard summit in fourth, just behind Romain Bardet, who is now 23 seconds adrift of the Team…

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Jennifer Hawkins more relatable than Karlie Kloss: Alex Perry takes another swipe at David Jones

It is a truth universally acknowledged (since 2004), that a catwalk featuring Jennifer Hawkins is a catwalk you want to be on. Which explains why Bondi Junction in Sydney was inundated with models all walking, posing and pouting through an audition process on Wednesday for Myer’s upcoming two-part spring collections launch. Jennifer Hawkins is who Australian women relate to according to designer Alex Perry. Photo: Lucas Dawson More than 150 of Sydney’s up-and-coming models turned out to be critiqued and cast by designers Alex Perry and We Are Kindred duo Lizzie and Georgie Renkert.  The turn out,…

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