McGahan makes hay at Green Valley

first_imgNote:  The Caddyshack is located on Soi 17 off  3rd road or soi 8 off  Thepprasit.  All golfers are welcome and reservations taken at 0818653104 PSC golf from The CaddyshackMonday 11th November saw old friend Paul Walia (H/cap 14) take first place at Green Valley with 36 points.  Ted Gardner (7) finished second with 35 and Sean Soden (24) beat Emmet Smith on count back for 3rd and 4th places, both with 34 points each.We ventured down to Eastern Star on Wednesday 13th November and Ramsay Smith (21) took the honors with 36 points from Phonsie McGahan (5) with 35.  Third place went to SLIC Brian Orr (16) with 35 points.Sorry to repeat myself but the top podium spot on Friday 15th at Green Valley went to the ageless Phonsie McGahan (5) with 39 points.  Ian Dallas (9) took second with 38 after beating the jovial Brian Orr (16) into 3rd with 37 points.  Fourth place went to Ben Findon (20) with 36 points.last_img read more

Fendrich on Tennis: Is Muguruza heir to Williams sisters?

first_imgLONDON (AP) — Shortly after beating Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final, Garbine Muguruza was given a purple-and-gold circular badge signifying that she is a member of the All England Club, an honorary status accorded to tournament champions.“I’m like, ‘I’m going to wear it right now,’” Muguruza said.So she attached that hard-to-earn pin to her white zippered jacket, just over her heart, and fiddled with the thing while speaking to a small group of reporters Saturday evening.Muguruza noted that after losing in the 2015 Wimbledon final to Williams’ sister Serena, she didn’t get the same treatment, of course: Runners-up don’t get the membership or its privileges.“It’s all or nothing,” Muguruza said. “So I’m like, ‘Whew, this year, I finally did it.’”This 7-5, 6-0 victory over Venus, combined with Muguruza’s win against Serena in last year’s French Open final, made the 23-year-old Spaniard the only woman to defeat each Williams sister in a Grand Slam title match. That alone marks her as a likely, and worthy, heir to the two women who changed their sport.Add in Muguruza’s bold, aggressive playing style and affinity for the big stage, and she certainly looks like someone who could keep doing what she wants to do more than anything: win major championships.That matters more to her than where she is in the rankings, for example. She entered Wimbledon at No. 15, and will rise to No. 5 on Monday.Her career best is No. 2, but that doesn’t seem to concern Muguruza all that much.“I don’t know what it feels to be No. 1. Hopefully one day I can — and then I (can) compare,” she said. “But for now, I’d rather be No. 10 (and) win Grand Slams, than be No. 1.”The key, she and others agree, will be finding more consistency. Saturday’s final against the older Williams was Muguruza’s first since the 2016 French Open.Not just her first final at a Grand Slam tournament since then, mind you. Her first anywhere.To establish her place among the truly elite, she’ll need to more frequently summon the power and precision that she has managed to find on the most stressful occasions.“Hopefully she can stay a little bit more steady,” said Conchita Martinez, the Spanish Fed Cup and Davis Cup captain who worked with Muguruza during Wimbledon because her regular coach, Sam Sumyk, took time off for the birth of his child.“The key is to continue routines, continue to work hard,” Martinez said. “And to focus in every tournament you play is important.”Also worth keeping an eye on now: how Muguruza handles the aftermath of this latest triumph.She acknowledged that she found it burdensome to deal with the expectations that came with her first major championship. That was one factor in her results since, including only a 23-13 record this season entering Wimbledon.“It’s just hard, when you’re playing very good and you want to keep that, and maybe it doesn’t happen. You feel like, ’Why (can’t I) play that good every week?” she said.At Roland Garros last month, Muguruza lost in the fourth round, then got choked up during her post-match news conference, saying she was happy to leave behind all the questions about the pressures of trying to defend that title.“I’m going to have a similar problem now, which is a good problem to have,” Muguruza said Saturday. “I just changed (the) page really fast. I was sad for a few days. But I’m like, ‘Just forget about it.’ … And that’s it. And I forgot.”The challenge is to remember how to play more frequently the way she did for those two special weeks in Paris two years ago, and these two special weeks in London this year.If she can do that, there’s no telling how many of these things she can win.___Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich___More AP tennis coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-Tennis Spain’s Garbine Muguruza celebrates after beating Venus Williams of the United States to win the Women’s Singles final match on day twelve at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)last_img read more

Five Reasons to Race at Lough Cutra Castle in 2019

first_imgKick start your triathlon race season in style on the stunning grounds of the privately owned Lough Cutra Castle, swim in the calm lake, bike through the beautiful Burren and run through the castle grounds to your moment of crowning glory crossing the finish line in styleNot sure what distance will suit you? Well there are lots of options to suit all ages, abilities and aspirations; from Starter Tri to Sprint Plus, Standard Distance to Middle Distance. The introduction of Aquathalon, Aquabike and Duathlon events this year means you are spoiled for choice.Earn early season race points in the BMW National Series Standard Distance Race. Why not race for club glory in fast and furious Mixed Team Relay National Club Championships or go for gold in the New Aquabike Middle Distance Championships.There are lots of options for the aspiring young athlete in the house to join in the fun with triathlon options for 8-15 years olds and the Family Mixed Relay can get everyone moving and active this May.Tackle our Swim Only events on Saturday in the privately owned lake, choose from 5K, 2.5K and 1 mile, with or without wetsuit. The perfect chance to test your open water swimming skills without having to bike or run afterwards.  Why not take on your first 10k or Half Marathon on Sunday, running, walking or crawling through the stunning castle estate.The choice is yours, you can sit on the fence or you can join in and have some fun, achieve your goal of completing a triathlon or beat your best result to date. Whatever event you choose to race book before Midnight this Thursday January 31stto secure 25% discount off your entry. Book today on www.loughcutratri.ieprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email It may only be the end of January but the start of the triathlon season is around the corner, with many plans being made and goals being set for challenges and races this Summer. Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon takes place in Gort Co. Galway on May 25th& 26th, the hugely popular event is a great choice for seasoned athletes and for those taking their first step into multisport racing. Here are our top five reasons to choose Lough Cutra Triathlon and Multisport Festival as your 2019 season opener.last_img read more

Irish Women’s Hockey Team qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

first_imgWilson, Duke and Colvin started off strong in the second quarter to get things going, however, Duke was on the receiving end of a Green Card shortly after. Canada appeared to have more chances throughout the second quarter, however, none prevailed. A bounce over Mullan’s stick skimmed the back of it before she circled it expertly around her opponent and found a Canadian foot. The awarding penalty corner awarded to Ireland was overturned by the video umpire for a back-stick. The sides were level from the previous night when they met in Energia Park this evening. Ireland the more dominant on night one of the doubleheader threatened from the start, with the opening chance of the game coming from Anna O’Flanagan, unfortunately going wide. Canada came back with a penalty corner at 7 minutes. McFerran saved and a scramble ensued, with Mullan pushing the rebound out of the circle to be taken back up the pitch. Hawkshaw was solid up near Canada circle, with Tice strong in defence later in Q1 when Canada threatened 13 minutes in. The sides remained level in the first quarter with neither team adding to the scoreboard. Canada failed to convert a huge chance in the thirdquarter to put themselves on the scoreboard. A penalty corner for Irelandfailed to convert in the final quarter, and the sides remained level going intothe final minute. Canada were awarded two consecutive penalty corners in thefinal minute of the game. The final hooter went with level sides still. Apenalty shoot-out was to decide the fate of both teams. The Penalty shoot-out saw Ireland down 3 – 1 at one point. However, the team held their nerve with Bethany Barr bringing them back up to 3 – 2 down. Chloe Watkins brought the equaliser and Canada’s Johnston was denied by McFerran, taking them to sudden death. The packed house in Energia Park held its breath. Roisin Upton slipped by Williams and put the ballacross the line for Ireland, surviving a video referral. Woodcroft failed totake her shot before the 8 seconds were up, and Ireland secured their ticket toTokyo. The first Irish Women’s Hockey team to do so ever.Ireland: A McFerran, R Upton, K Mullan, S McCay, LTice, B Barr, C Watkins, L Colvin, N Daly, A O’Flanagan, Z WilsonSubs: S Barr, N Evans, G Pinder, H Matthews, SHawkshaw, D Duke, L MurphyCanada: K Williams, K Wright, D Hennig, R Donohoe, KJohansen, N Aourissea, S McManus, A Woodcroft, B Stairs, S Johnston, SNorlanderSubs: A Lee, E Wong, K Leahy, H Haughn, N Woodcroft,M Secco, R HarrisUmpires: Y Makar (CRO), M Meister (GER)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Ireland’s Roisin Upton celebrates with fans after Ireland’s win over Canada last night.Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacylast_img read more

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, March 22, 2019

first_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Conservation, Environment, Weekly environmental news update There are many important conservation and environmental stories Mongabay isn’t able to cover.Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.If you think we’ve missed something, feel free to add it in the comments.Mongabay does not vet the news sources below, nor does the inclusion of a story on this list imply an endorsement of its content. Tropical forestsPollution from the Brazilian city of Manaus has found its way into the Amazon, scientists say (SciDev.Net).The chief minister of the Malaysian state of Sabah has asked that the construction of two dam projects for drinking water be fast-tracked (Malay Mail).Investigators suspect that wood imported by a company in the U.S. may have been illegally cut in Central African rainforests (KVAL News).Protected areas in East Africa are holding back the tide of agricultural conversion (SciDev.Net).Restoring forests requires long-term monitoring that goes beyond just replanting them (Undark).Cutting down rainforest for “sustainable” energy development isn’t acceptable, says a Malaysian minister (Malay Mail).Other newsBig banks invested $1.9 trillion in fossil fuels in the three years after the Paris climate accord (Fast Company).The ban on ivory in China hasn’t stamped out the illegal trade within the country’s borders (The Diplomat).A dead whale washed up in the Philippines with 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic in its digestive tract (The New York Times).A recent study finds that seeding the atmosphere with sulfur dioxide could be a safe way to cool the Earth (The Guardian)……While the U.S. and Saudi Arabia block a U.N. resolution supporting more research into such geoengineering solutions (E&E News).A court rules that land leases for oil and gas issued during the Obama presidency were illegal because they didn’t assess the projects’ impact on the climate (The New York Times).A research project aims to find out if deep-sea mining is hurting the ocean environment (Nature).“Wingspan” is a new, “scientifically accurate” game for birdwatchers (Smithsonian).Scientists around the world support the children striking for action on climate change (Nature).Bees’ honey could tell researchers if there’s lead pollution in the air (The New York Times).Scientists warn that the collapse of the natural world, and the services it provides, could be a bigger calamity than climate change (Huffington Post).Whales living off the northeastern U.S. coast are burdened with heavy metals, and researchers aren’t sure why (Hakai Magazine).A new nature documentary, narrated by Sir David Attenborough and exploring the pressures on “our planet,” premieres on Netflix on April 5 (WWF).Banner image of a humpback whale in the Gulf of Maine by John C. Cannon/Mongabay.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.center_img Article published by John Cannonlast_img read more

San Miguel stays on top, blasts Blackwater

first_imgRomeo credits teammates for also stepping up in clutch ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Blackwater sunk to sixth place with an even 4-4 slate.The Scores:SAN MIGUEL 118 – Fajardo 25, Espinas 22, Cabagnot 14, Lassiter 14, Santos 8, Reyes 8, Tubid 8, Van Opstal 6, Ross 4, Garcia 4, Agovida 3, Heruela 2, McCarthy 0, Mabulac 0.BLACKWATER 93 – Dela Cruz 16, Aguilar 15, Pinto 12, Sumang 11, Buenafe 10, Forrester 7, Sena 6, Cervantes 4, Pascual 4, Belo 4, Miranda 2, Melano 2, Ababou 0, Banal 0.Quarters: 37-21, 65-40, 91-66, 118-93.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gabby Espinas also had 22 markers and six boards off the bench, while Marcio Lassiter had 14 points on a 4-of-6 shooting from threes.Alex Cabagnot also played despite his broken nose, finishing with 14 markers, nine rebounds, and three dimes in the victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“I think this is a good new year for us. We had a good start and I think this is what we’re waiting for,” said coach Leo Austria, as San Miguel clinched the first quarterfinals berth. “I hope we sustain what we’re doing.”With the Beermen in sync, they cruised to a 29-point lead, 69-40, behind a pair of Fajardo freebies early in the third period, allowing Austria to field in his bench players for the majority of the second half. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint MOST READ PBA IMAGESSan Miguel rang in the new year with a bang and clamped down on Blackwater, 118-93, Friday in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.June Mar Fajardo made mincemeat of the opposition, scattering 25 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and two blocks to keep the Beermen on top with a 6-1 record, formalizing their entry to the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Blackwater saw an opening with Raymond Aguilar and Roi Sumang staging a late comeback and trimming the deficit to as low as 11, 101-90, with 4:23 left. But San Miguel put its foot down behind Fajardo, Cabagnot, and Ross for its fifth straight win.“With this kind of performance, we have to step up more. I think the next two games will be important for us to avoid any complications.”The Beermen will brace for Ginebra on Sunday, Rain or Shine next Friday, and will wrap the eliminations up against GlobalPort and TNT.Art dela Cruz topped Blackwater with 16 points and nine rebounds, while Aguilar had 15 markers, 10 coming in the fourth.Mac Belo was held to just four points in the tiff, as the Elite shot 7-of-17 from the free throw line.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ LATEST STORIES 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round View commentslast_img read more

Szczesny faces £20,000 fine for smoking

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, January 7 – Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is facing a reported £20,000 fine for smoking in the showers after the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat to Southampton on New Year’s Day. The 24-year-old Poland goalkeeper is alleged to have left his manager Arsène Wenger furious when he lit up following the defeat at St Mary’s in which Szczesny endured a torrid match, at fault for both of Southampton’s goals.Former Arsenal midfielder John Jensen has subsequently alleged that Szczesny has suffered a major falling-out with Wenger and would not feature for the London club again this season – a claim denied by Arsenal.Szczesny was absent for the FA Cup third round victory over Hull, in which David Ospina started, and while that might have always been Wenger’s intention, it remains to be seen whether Szczesny will feature in the Premier League against Stoke on Sunday.Wenger has encountered similar problems with members of his squad before and has previously publicly reprimanded Jack Wilshere for smoking, saying: “I disagree completely with that behaviour. When you are a football player you are an example and you don’t do what damages your health.”Following that talking to in October 2013, Wilshere was again photographed smoking while on holiday in Las Vegas last summer but on that occasion Wenger’s response was more measured.He said: “I am not deeply concerned by it but I just want to know what happened.”-material compiled from the guardian-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Palace dump Wanyama’s Saints out of FA

first_img0Shares0000SOUTHAMPTON, January 24 – Marouane Chamakh scored two goals on his return to action as Crystal Palace twice came from behind to knock Premier League rivals Southampton out of the FA Cup with a 3-2 fourth-round win at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday. Victory saw Palace make it four wins in a row in all competitions since manager Alan Pardew, who played in the Eagles side that lost the 1990 FA Cup final, arrived from Newcastle to take charge of the south London club.All five goals came in a see-saw first half, with four in 21 minutes leaving the match all square at 2-2 before Morocco striker Chamakh, back from six weeks out with a hamstring injury, grabbed his second of the game to make it 3-2 to visitors Palace.Graziano Pelle put the Saints, FA Cup winners in 1976 and losing finalists in 2003, ahead in the ninth minute only for Chamakh to equalise two minutes later.Scott Dann’s 16th-minute own-goal restored Southampton’s lead but Palace were soon level again courtesy of recent loan signing Yaya Sanogo’s first goal for the club and before the break Chamakh put the Eagles in front.South coast side Southampton, third in the English top flight, kicked off 19 points in front of a Palace side rejuvenated under former Saints boss Pardew.Southampton who beat Palace 3-1 at Selhurst Park when the teams last met on December 26, took the lead with their first attack.Palace failed to clear a corner and Italy striker Pelle seized on the loose ball to make it 1-0.However, the Eagles were quickly back on level terms when, after a swift counter-attack, Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster failed to hold Sanogo’s shot and former Arsenal striker Chamakh followed up to score.But Ronald Koeman’s Southampton restored their lead in the 16th minute with Palace central defender Dann, who scored twice in the third-round win over non-league Dover, turning Ryan Bertrand’s cross into his own net.The game’s fourth goal arrived in the 21st minute when Wilfried Zaha played in French striker Sanogo, on loan from Arsenal, who scored his first Palace goal courtesy of a deflected shot.Relative calm ensued before, in the 39th minute, Chamakh gave Palace the lead for the first time in the match when he chested down a diagonal ball, rounded Forster and eased the ball into the net.Following such a breathless first half, the second period failed to produce a goal and Palace advanced into the last 16.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Alaska Highway closed between Fort St. John and Dawson Creek

first_imgAt this point, Drive BC says there’s no estimated time for the highway to reopen. This is a developing story, and we’ll have an update once more information becomes available. — YRB North Peace Ltd (@YRBNorthPeace) February 13, 2018According to Drive BC, the debris has the highway closed in both directions near the Farmington Store, roughly 25 kilometres north of Dawson Creek.CLOSED – #BCHwy97 25 KM north of junction with #BCHwy2 in #DawsonsCreek due to debris on road. No estimated time of opening. More details here: https://t.co/0o7SfsQKvT— DriveBC NE (@DriveBC_NE) February 13, 2018Advertisement UPDATE #3 as of 9:15 a.m. – The highway is open to single lane alternating traffic.UPDATE #2: DriveBC estimates that the Alaska Highway will be reopened in both directions at 9:00 a.m.UPDATE: According to motorists travelling the Alaska Highway this morning, last night’s wind storm caused snow drifts several feet high to cover the highway surface in some spots. A detour around the incident is available via the 245 Road near the Kiskatinaw River Bridge and the Parkland Road.- Advertisement –A map of the detour route around the crash near the Farmington Store.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Alaska Highway is closed between Fort St. John and Dawson Creek because of debris on the highway.Heavy winds and warm weather has caused large amounts of drifting in the area. Take caution when driving through drifts as they may be harder than you think. Give your self extra time on your morning commute. #YXJAdvertisementlast_img read more