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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

California Chrome comes up short of the Triple Crown at Belmont, Australia delivers the goods at Epsom in a busy weekend of Thoroughbred racing.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Obama praises resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

Obama praises resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- The resumption to face-to-face discussions between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Washington brought praise from U.S. President Obama Monday.
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Mugabe the issue at EU-Africa summit?

LISBON, Portugal, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The European Union-Africa Summit is set to proceed with President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and without British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Congresswoman calls for new Iraq strategy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, giving the Democratic response to President George Bush’s weekly radio talk. called Saturday for a new U.S. strategy in Iraq.

Bush 'can't top' queen's 1776 joke

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth II drew applause and laughter with a joke on President George W. Bush at a formal dinner in Washington.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Study: External cues key to overeating

TORONTO, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A University of Toronto study finds that people tend to overeat because of external cues like portion size and the behavior of their companions.

Food magazine distributed by newspapers

FRANKLIN, Tenn., July 23 (UPI) -- Publishing Group of America, the Franklin, Tenn.,-based magazine publisher, will begin a new monthly food magazine in 2006 distributed via newspapers.

Chile: Bush dinner axed citing security

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Sunday's state dinner for President Bush, in Chile for a summit, was cancelled after Chilean authorities refused to grant certain U.S. security demands.

U.S. talks nukes and trade at APEC

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Chile's economic summit took a diplomatic turn this weekend when U.S. President George W. Bush called on Asian nations to work together to convince North Korea
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Latin America Correspondent

Mandarin opens opulent doors to Washington

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Languishing in the presidential suite of the new Mandarin Oriental, sipping champagne and martinis while wolfing down generous helpings of sushi, the news corre
T.K.MALOY, UPI Deputy Business Editor

France, Britain set out to rebuild bridges

PARIS, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Britain and France Monday began trying to revive a diplomatic accord they signed 100 years ago.
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Formal Hall or Formal Meal is the traditional meal held at some of the older universities in the United Kingdom at which students dress in formal attire and often gowns to dine. These are held commonly in the colleges of Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews and Durham, as well as at the halls of Nottingham, University of Manchester and Bristol.

The nature of Formals varies widely between the colleges and halls that hold them. In some colleges, Formals may be held every night, and are simply a second sitting of hall at which gowns are worn and grace is read. In other colleges, Formals may be special events to which guests from outside the college are frequently invited, often with themes and associated entz or "bops". In between these two extremes fall the great majority of colleges.

The full name and abbreviations to describe the formals differ. Generally, though, they are known as:

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Formal Dinner."
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