Jacobson up at two at Shanghai WGC

Jacobson up at two at Shanghai WGC

SHANGHAI, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Fredrik Jacobson had a string of early birdies Saturday in building a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament in Shanghai.

Howell gets hot; shares Irish Open lead

KILLARNEY, Ireland, July 30 (UPI) -- David Howell shot a seven-under 64 Saturday to take a share of the three-way lead after three rounds of the Irish Open.
Balance, dialogue for energy, London says

Balance, dialogue for energy, London says

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, June 2 (UPI) -- Dialogue between the OPEC oil cartel and consumer nations is needed as high oil prices threaten to drag on economic recovery, a British minister said in Riyadh.
Green energy no 'gimmick,' London says

Green energy no 'gimmick,' London says

TOKYO, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Unconventional gas resources and renewable energy will help the British economy meet its ambitions for a sustainable future, a British diplomat said in Japan.

Havret wins golf tournament in Scotland

AUCHTERARDER, Scotland, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A 3-under-par 70 in Sunday's final round was good enough to make Gregory Havret a winner at the Johnnie Walker Championship in Auchterarder, Scotland.

Group backs Bono development project

DUBLIN, Ireland, July 26 (UPI) -- A hotel development project in Dublin, Ireland, organized by U2 lead singer Bono may move forward despite criticism, a planning authority has ruled.

Six golfers share Vienna golf lead

VIENNA, June 6 (UPI) -- Austria's Martin Wiegele is one of six players at 7-under-par 64 after one round of the Bank Austria golf tournament in Vienna.

Bourdy wins playoff in Portugal

ESTORIL, Portugal, April 6 (UPI) -- A par on the first playoff hole Sunday lifted Gregory Bourdy to victory at the Open de Portugal golf tournament in Estoril.

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WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- IOC sanctions Austrian Olympic Committee ... Brian Leetch retires from NHL ... Argentina makes world team finals ... Sharapova to Istanbul semifinals ... BMW Championship has co-leaders ... Sports News from United Press International.

Howell skips BMW Championship

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 24 (UPI) -- Defending champion David Howell missed defending his BMW Championship Golf Tournament title because of a back injury.

Co-leaders at the BMW PGA Championship

SURREY, England, May 24 (UPI) -- Paul Broadhurst and Justin Rose shot 6-under-par 66s Thursday to share the lead after one round of the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship in Surrey, England.

Rose, Wetterich co-leaders at The Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 5 (UPI) -- Justin Rose and Brett Wetterich are co-leaders after the first 18 holes of the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Ga.

Nirat ties 36-hole record at TCL Classic

SANYA, China, March 16 (UPI) -- Chapchai Nirat tied the 36-hole tournament record and owns a six-stroke lead halfway through the TCL Classic golf tournament in China.

Mickelson, Harrington tied at Riviera

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson is tied with Padraig Harrington through two rounds of the PGA's Nissan Open Golf Tournament at Pacific Palisades, Calif.

The WGC has a three-way tie

ST. JAMES, Barbados, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- South Africa, Sweden, and Argentina share the lead after one round of the World Golf Championships at St. James, Barbados.
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David Howell
David Howell gestures to fans after finishing the first nine during the first round of The International at Castle Pines Golf Club in Castle Rock, Colorado August 10, 2006. Howell leads the Ryder Cup World points list. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

David Arthur Russell Howell, Baron Howell of Guildford, PC (born 18 January 1936), is a British Conservative politician, journalist, and economic consultant. Having been successively Secretary of State for Energy and then for Transport under Margaret Thatcher, Howell is now a Minister of State in the Foreign Office. Along with William Hague, Sir George Young and Kenneth Clarke, he is one of the few Cabinet ministers from the 1979-1997 governments who still holds high office in the party, being its deputy leader in the House of Lords. His daughter, Frances, is married to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Conservative MP George Osborne.

Howell is the son of Colonel Arthur Howard Eckford Howell, who lived at 5 Headford Place, London, gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the Royal Artillery and was decorated with the awards of the Territorial Decoration (TD) and Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) (son of Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Alfred Russell Howell), and wife (m. 9 April 1931) Beryl Stuart Bowater, daughter of Sir Frank Henry Bowater, 1st Baronet and Ethel Anita Fryar. His sister Jane Duncombe Howell (b. 25 May 1932) married on 30 January 1957 and divorced before 1976 Lt.-Col. Sir Peter Evan Wyldbore Gibbs (b. 1 February 1934), who was educated at Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the Coldstream Guards, was invested as a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) in 1997 and lived in 1999 at Leigh House, Chagford, Devon, having remarried on 11 June 1976 E. Sally (?), formerly Mrs. Tyser, having issue from both marriages.

Educated at Eton College, Berkshire prior to going up to King's College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, where he graduated in 1959 with a Master of Arts (MA). He worked in HM Treasury with the Treasury Economic Section from 1959–60, in which year he wrote the book Principles to Practice, published 1960, jointly, and then spent four years between then and 1964 as a journalist, leader writer and special correspondent on The Daily Telegraph and as editor of Crossbow from 1962-64 before he unsuccessfully contested the constituency of Dudley in the 1964 general election. He then became the Director of the Conservative Political Centre between 1964 and 1966 and wrote the book The Conservative Opportunity, published 1965.

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