The names of Ian Poulter of England, Stephen Gallacher of Scotland and Lee Westwood of England are positioned in the final line-up of the European team as European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley of Ireland announces his three captain’s picks during a press conference at Wentworth. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
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  • September 2, 2014, 13:53

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Qantas has long complained that Etihad has benefited from subsidies from the Gulf state, something the Abu- Dhabimanagement has repeatedly denied.

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini and Yaya Toure pose with the Premier League trophy earlier this month. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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Cork engineer Seán O’Sullivan with Prince Charles on the site of the Salwa Palace, a Unesco World Heritage Site currently being carefully restored

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