In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A musician who played with some of Swindon's most popular semi-professional dance orchestras during the big band era has died at the age of 82.
- Paul, who holds the highest qualification for a civilian driving instructor, said: ‘Sophie will be our biggest competition because she is a semi-professional rally driver and has been doing it for years.’
- As well as the usual dancing, there will be a special demonstration by Laucinda and her sister, who is a semi-professional dancer, the details of which are being kept a surprise until the night.
- Now we have people training full-time as semi-professional athletes.
- Although now home to the semi-professional football team the land has been used for cricket, athletics, tennis and rugby league since it started off life in 1681 as part of Kersal Moor racecourse, during the reign of Charles II.
- When I'm told that I will be interviewing the band's drummer, the only other piece of information I'm given about him is that he used to be a semi-professional wrestler.
- They faced a tricky home match against a Dragons side boosted at this stage of the season by a few semi-professional players, but they came up trumps to stay in touch with the National Conference league division one leaders.
- The Dhol Foundation is a collection of professional and semi-professional UK musicians giving the centuries-old drumming traditions of the Punjab a modern twist.
- After retiring from professional football in 1966, Brian became the director of Chorley Football Club - a semi-professional team in the Unibond Premier League - a job he still enjoys today.
- Children as young as 10 years old perform alongside the ensemble's core of semi-professional adult musicians.
- Lord's annals bear witness to the first Gentlemen v Players encounter at Eton in 1806, when amateur gentry from schools and universities took on semi-professional cricketers in a match which emerged as a highlight of the calendar.
- Across the country, an entire network of companies that were semi-professional was arising, in something of the manner and pattern of American civic theaters.
- Leslie, 25, also manages Team Riedell, a group of semi-professional Florida skaters who spend much of their time performing at basketball games, theme parks and in competitive tournaments.
- Every month they had matches with semi-professional sides and other homeless sides around London.
- He told the court he earned £500 a week as a semi-professional football player but had loans and debts and had moved back into his mother's house in Headingley, Leeds.
- Stars of stage and screen joined former professional and semi-professional footballers to raise about £2,000 for research into genetic diseases.
- The only little problem with that raise in salary is that amateur and semi-professional musicians won't be able to play at all.
- In addition to his post-secondary coaching experience, Pardo served as an assistant with a semi-professional team in Puerto Rico six years ago.
- The choir, which includes professional and semi-professional singers from across the UK, will be performing at St Mary's Parish Church in Dalton.
- ‘These people are actually paid and trained semi-professional evidence gatherers, and they are not police officers,’ he said.
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