Julien Quesne shakes off double-bogey to claim Italian Open

TURIN, Italy, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Julien Quesne logged his second career European Tour title Sunday, shaking off a double-bogey to take the Italian Open by a single stroke.
Three-way tie for first at Italian Open

Three-way tie for first at Italian Open

TURIN, Italy, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Felipe Aguilar used a 6-under-par 66 Friday to move into a tie for first place halfway through the European PGA Tour's Italian Open.
Nic Colsaerts rides string of birdies to Italian Open lead

Nic Colsaerts rides string of birdies to Italian Open lead

TURIN, Italy, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Nicolas Colsaerts, with a string of six consecutive birdies, grabbed a share of the lead after first-round play of the European Tour's Italian Open.

U.N., Interpol to tackle forest crime

UNITED NATIONS, June 8 (UPI) -- The United Nations says it is working with Interpol in an initiative to tackle global forest crimes, including illegal logging and timber trafficking.

Family trapped by snow in SUV for two days

CLAYTON, N.M., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A Texas family has been rescued in New Mexico after spending two days in their sport utility vehicle buried under snow, authorities said.

Expert: Alcohol implicated in suicides

BALLINA, Ireland, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Teen suicide tends to be an impulsive act and alcohol can lead to an increase in that impulsiveness, a physician in Ireland said.

Wind turbine scrapped at London Olympics

LONDON, June 4 (UPI) -- Organizers of the 2012 Olympic games in London say they've scrapped plans to build a 393-foot-tall wind turbine to produce green power.

Olympic Park to get electrical fence

LONDON, July 5 (UPI) -- The Olympic Park for the 2012 Olympics in London will be surrounded by a 13-foot-high electrical fence, Olympic authorities say.

Three players tied at the KLM Open

ZANDVOORT, Netherlands, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Three players are tied for the lead through 54 holes of the European Tour’s KLM Open at Zandvoort, Netherlands. The trio is second-round leader David Carter, Ross Fisher and Steven Alker.

Higgins, Bransdon share lead in France

LUMBRES, France, June 14 (UPI) -- David Higgins and David Bransdon each shot six-under-par 65 Thursday and share the first-round lead at the Open de Saint-Omer golf tournament in France. Higgins had an eagle and Bransdon a string of five consecutive birdies in taking the lead.

Dyson, Brier are co-leaders in Austria

VIENNA, June 9 (UPI) -- England's Simon Dyson on Friday pulled into a tie for the lead with Austria's Markus Brier after two rounds of the BC-CA Open in Vienna.

First round of the Irish Open is suspended

MAYNOOTH, Ireland, May 18 (UPI) -- The first round of the Irish Open Golf Tournament at Maynooth, Ireland, was suspended by darkness on Thursday.

Briton tied for British Masters lead

SUTTON COLDFIELD, England, May 11 (UPI) -- England's Darren Clarke and Peter Hanson of Sweden are tied for the lead at 6-under-par 66 after 18 holes of the British Masters at Sutton ColDfield, England.

Buckle, Dyson share Indonesian Open lead

JAKARTA, March 4 (UPI) -- Andrew Buckle shot a 7-under-par 65 Saturday and Simon Dyson shot a 5-under 67 to share the third-round lead at the rain-delayed Indonesian Open at Jakarta.

Four share the lead at Jakarta Open

JAKARTA, March 2 (UPI) -- Thongchai Jaidee carded a 6-under-par 66 Thursday to share the opening-round lead at the HSBC Indonesia Open at Jakarta.
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David Higgins (born Brisbane in 1954), is an Australian businessman, the Chief Executive of the London 2012 Summer Olympics Delivery Authority.

Higgins was educated at Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview in Sydney. He then gained a degree in civil engineering at the University of Sydney; and a diploma at the Securities Institute of Australia.

After graduation, he worked in the United Kingdom and Africa, before returning to Australia in 1983, and joining the international property and construction company Lend Lease Corporation in 1985. In 1995 he was appointed managing director and chief executive, when the corporations developments included the 2000 Summer Olympics Sydney Olympic Park, and the Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent, England.

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