If you're interested in our royal coverage, sign up to The Royalist—all the latest royal news and gossip with Tom Sykes and Tim Teeman. For Beast Inside members only. The absence of Prince Andrew from his brother Charles’ big party on Tuesday, held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his investiture as Prince of Wales, has renewed questions about the future king’s relationship with and future strategy regarding his troublesome little brother Andrew. Either Andrew was not invited, or he was invited and declined. Either way—and the palace understandably won’t elaborate—it wasn’t a great omen of healing for the troubled relationship between the two men. Indeed, one source with excellent connections to the heart of the monarchy described Andrew’s no-show to The Daily Beast as “a naked display of hostility” between the two brothers. Prince Edward, the youngest royal sibling, was also not in attendance, although his excuse for … [Read more...] about Prince Charles vs. Prince Andrew: Inside the Feud Between Two Royal Brothers
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Recently while driving in the pouring rain to take part in a local Craft and Vendor Fair, I was reminded of the things I did and didn't like about exhibiting at offline venues. My day started at about 4:00 a.m. on a Saturday, leaving me about two hours to shower, eat, load up my sedan and get on the road. Everything went according to plan until I was halfway there and remembered that I forgot my booth. Fortunately, I allowed extra time to run back and get it but now my stress level was at an all-time high. Back on the road, I'm pondering whether I really want to do this in the winter months in Minnesota. The thought of future events with potentially bad weather and low attendance was unsettling. Having hosted and taken part in many events over the years, I've seen more poorly attended events than good. Regardless, I was hell-bent on staying positive and intent on making this event a productive experience. Just as I was driving into the parking lot, I'm thinking all is well, I might … [Read more...] about Virtual Vendor Fair vs On-site Venues – What Makes More Sense?
How the Chargers (4-6) and Kansas City Chiefs (6-4) match up heading into their Monday night game in Mexico City:When Chargers have the ballThere might not be an offense in the NFL more eager to return to the field for Week 11 than the one directed by Philip Rivers. In their most recent performance, the Chargers bumbled through one of the least productive last-minute series in league history. And that’s not hyperbole. It’s difficult to be less productive than gaining zero yards in eight plays, each one a Rivers incompletion. One of those misfires was nullified by an Oakland penalty, but the offense still netted nothing on its own. Kansas City offers an opportunity to rebound. The Chiefs are widely considered an AFC favorite — if their offense can play well enough to make up for their defense. Per game, Kansas City ranked 20th in points allowed (23.9) and tied for 22nd in yards allowed (369.5) entering Sunday night. Denver scored only six on the Chiefs in Week 7, but … [Read more...] about Chargers vs. Chiefs: How the teams match up heading into Mexico City game
BOSTON (CBS) — In the first quarter of Sunday’s game between the Eagles and Patriots in Philadelphia, Tom Brady and the Patriots offense took the field for the first time. On the TV broadcast, Jim Nantz and Tony Romo were on screen, discussing what they expected to see out of the New England offense after their bye week. As the camera cut to Brady breaking the huddle, loud boos began to take over the broadcast. The sound of that booing then elevated rather abruptly.Such a spike could have been the result of some audio mixing on the broadcast, but according to 98.5 The Sports Hub color commentator Scott Zolak, the unnatural rise in volume was heard in the stadium. “Sounds like noise is being pumped in, doesn’t it?” Zolak asked play-by-play announcer Bob Socci. “Got a little louder there, didn’t it?” Socci replied. “That just got turned up!” Zolak said. “Oh. Oh my!” During Monday’s Zolak & Bertrand show, … [Read more...] about Scott Zolak Suspicious That Eagles Pumped In Crowd Noise Vs. Patriots
BOSTON (CBS) — Reinforcements are coming for the injury plagued Boston Bruins. They could get a key contributor back in their lineup as early as Tuesday night in New Jersey. Forward Jake DeBrusk has missed the last five games with a lower body injury, but had no restrictions during Monday morning’s practice in Brighton. Barring any setbacks over the next 24 hours, DeBrusk should take his spot back on Boston’s second line when they pay a visit to the Devils. “I’m feeling good. I’m feeling pretty close to game-ready,” DeBrusk said Monday. DeBrusk said he suffered a “freak injury” against the Canadiens on Nov. 5, and didn’t really think he was “injured” at any point. He played through the ailment to log 17 minutes of ice time in Boston’s loss in Montreal. It was only after it flared up the morning after that DeBrusk brought it to the attention of Boston’s medical staff, leading to his stint on IR. Now … [Read more...] about Bruins Deem Jake DeBrusk A Game-Time Decision Tuesday Night Vs. Devils