Jenny J. Richards

Tirico hosting live golf from 1,000 miles away

Mike Tirico returns to his role as host Sunday on NBC when live golf is shown on television for the first time in more than two months, and he can’t wait.

”Someone gets over a ball and we don’t know the outcome,” Tirico said Friday.

This is hardly a return to normal.

The charity Skins game – Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff – will be at Seminole Golf Club, the fabled Donald Ross design in south Florida that has never been seen on television.

Tirico will be in the corner of his office in Michigan, some 1,300 miles away.

The soft return of golf includes testing for COVID-19, thermal readings, social distancing and limited access. That goes for the television production crew.

Rich Lerner from Golf Channel is doing play by play, with NBC analysts Paul Azinger and Gary Koch. All three will be

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North Face launches fund to protect the outdoor adventures of the future

In a bold attempt to help preserve the future of adventure holidays, The North Face is offering a helping hand to those whose business it is to encourage exploration and adventure, at home and abroad.

The clothing company’s motto is ‘Never Stop Exploring’ and in a bid to put its words into action it has announced a €1million (£890,000) fund to help companies, individuals and charities to ensure they can reopen again in the future. Adventurers are championing the initiative which will back businesses that saw custom “evaporate overnight.”

The Covid-19 Explore Fund is the first of its kind and provides critical financial support to those that make exploration possible. Open to the likes of mountain guides, climbing centres and ski schools in the UK, Germany, France and Italy the brand is keen for activities like these to remain an important part of the travel and leisure industry when the

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Take a Virtual Tour of Luxury Automobile History

All over the world, car museums are beloved for their documentation and preservation of the automotive industry’s wonders and charm. Cars are sculptural objects—a manifestation of the drive for speed, efficiency, authority, and beauty—and, like most three-dimensional forms, are best appreciated when viewed in person. But given the necessary limitations on movement and gathering wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, these sites are currently closed. Fortunately, for those of us who love cars, or simply need a fresh distraction, many of the world’s leading automotive museums have digitized their holdings and are offering virtual tours of their facilities during this crisis. The sites below all focus on the glories of wheeled transportation, but each comes at its mission very differently, reflecting the diversity and wonder of the automobile. Join us in a tour.

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Image courtesy the Petersen.

The Petersen was founded in Los Angeles by automotive publishing magnate Robert Petersen

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The 18 Best Laptop Accessories That Will Make WFH Way More Comfortable

If week after week of using our laptop for work, happy hour, catching up with family and even therapy sessions has taught us anything, it’s that tech neck is real. And unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like this Zoom-heavy, screen-filled lifestyle is going to end anytime soon. So, we might as well make the most of it. Here, the 18 best laptop accessories to make your desk, couch, or cross-legged-on-the-floor set up more enjoyable.

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Lap Desks:

Sometimes, it’s just a work-from-bed day, and that’s OK. But it’ll go a lot more smoothly with a lap desk. This compact one from Urban Outfitters features a removable cushion to keep your legs comfortable while you work and a convenient tabletop that’s big enough to use a wireless mouse, if that’s your thing.

Buy It ($39)

Need a portable desk

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