+123 456 7890 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043

Bower’s dramatic birdie wins South Africa title

first_img England’s Jamie Bower dramatically sank an 18-footer for a last hole birdie and snatched victory in the Gauteng North Open at Irene Golf Club in South Africa. The 22-year-old from Meltham in Yorkshire finished one shot ahead of South Africa’s Garrick Higgo, who bogeyed the 18th after leading for most of the round. “This is probably is my biggest win to date and my first outside the UK so it’s definitely really special for me” said Bower, who was 13-under for 72 holes.   He was in contention throughout the event and, after a pair of 68s, he held the halfway lead. Bower powered ahead in the third round with 66, but Higgo did even better and his 64 gave him a one-shot advantage with one round left to play. The South African was sometimes as many as three shots clear of Bower as the round unfolded. But the Yorkshireman, playing in the final group just behind his rival, held on tenaciously and when his chance came on the 18th he grabbed it. “I heard a few rumours that Garrick had dropped some shots and that I was tied with him coming up the last,” said Bower. “But I didn’t know for certain so I just tried to make the best score I could and hope it was enough – luckily that was birdie! “I had a much shorter putt on a similar line in the morning which I holed so I did fancy it.” It gave him a final round score of one-over 73 while Higgo took 75. Bower went on: “I had an idea in my head of what score I needed to win and I thought if I could get to 16-under – double my score from the first two rounds – then that would be good enough. I didn’t manage it, but thankfully 13-under was good enough.” Bower is part of an England Golf squad touring South Africa and has got off to a flying start with this win in their first event. “I’ve been working very hard on my long game over the winter, under the guidance of England coach Alan Thompson, and I’ve been hitting the ball great tee to green this week which is very pleasing. I’m obviously delighted to get off to such a good start on the tour and I can’t wait for the next event next week.” Bower was joined in the event by Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park) and Paul Kinnear (Formby) who both made the cut in the championship. Their next date is the South African Stroke Play, which starts on Tuesday at Blue Valley Golf Club. The Gauteng North Open was previously won by Toby Tree of Sussex in 2012 and 2013. Click here for full scores. 30 Jan 2016 Bower’s dramatic birdie wins South Africa title last_img read more

Read More »

HORSE OF THE YEAR CALIFORNIA CHROME TO WORK PRIOR TO SATURDAY’S FIRST RACE AT SANTA ANITA; SHERMAN TRAINEE TO DRILL SIX FURLONGS IN PREPARATION FOR GRADE II, 1 1/16 MILES SAN PASQUAL STAKES JAN. 9

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 31, 2015)–Reigning Horse of the Year California Chrome will work six furlongs prior to Saturday’s first race at Santa Anita, as he prepares for a much anticipated showdown with 2015 Santa Anita Derby winner, Dortmund. Trained by Art Sherman, California Chrome will be handled by regular rider Victor Espinoza immediately following public address announcements at approximately 12:05 p.m., PST.One of the greatest Cinderella stories in Thoroughbred history, California Chrome, a striking chestnut colt by Lucky Pulpit out of the Not For Love mare, Love the Chase, purloined victories in 2014’s Grade II San Felipe Stakes and Grade I Santa Anita Derby to triumphs in the both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.Idle since running second in the $10 million Dubai World Cup March 28, “Chrome” was subsequently sent by his owners to England and then to Arlington Park near Chicago prior to being vanned to Taylor Made Stallions in Kentucky for some much needed time off and an opportunity to regain a substantial amount of weight. He was returned to his home base with Sherman at Los Alamitos Race Course in Orange County on Oct. 13.In what shapes up as the first meeting between two Santa Anita Derby winners in nearly 50 years (1965 Santa Anita Derby winner Lucky Debonaire and ’64 winner, Hill Rise, ran 1-5 in the 1966 Santa Anita Handicap), California Chrome has had seven works at Los Alamitos for his return, while Dortmund, who is undefeated at Santa Anita in five starts, has worked twice for Bob Baffert following his rousing 4 ½ length win in Del Mar’s Grade III, 1 1/8 miles Native Diver Stakes on Nov. 28.Following his seven furlong move last Sunday in 1:25.40, Espinoza suggested to Sherman that his stable superstar be allowed to work in blinkers this Saturday at The Great Race Place.“He didn’t work in blinkers last Sunday, but he’ll have them on (this) Saturday,” said Espinoza this morning. “He worked good last Sunday. I guess without blinkers he’s not an excellent work horse, but even with small blinkers, you have to be careful because he will go a little fast.“He grew up a little since last March. His neck is thicker and he’s much sounder. The time off has helped him recover from minor issues he had with his body.”Santa Anita will present a nine-race card on Saturday, with admission gates opening at 10:30 a.m. First post time is at 12:30 p.m. WITH ESPINOZA UP, ‘CHROME’ SET FOR FINAL WORK IN ADVANCE OF SHOWDOWN WITH DORTMUNDlast_img read more

Read More »

Creeslough does its bit to help the homeless this Christmas

first_imgThe local community in Creeslough is supporting the tremendous work of Brother Kevin of the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin.Brother Kevin has been at the forefront in helping the homeless for many years.A collection is now taking place for the ‘Brother Kevin’ appeal over the next week at St Michael’s Church in Creeslough. Items can be left at the back of the church up until next Tuesday, December 17th.The centre is urgently in need of nappies for children, baby food, baby wipes, new/unused clothing for infants, babies and children. Also they would be very grateful for tea, sugar, tinned foods, biscuits, new/unused scarves, gloves, socks, ponchos, coats for adults and any type of foods with a long expiry date, e.g. cereal.Brother Kevin has sincerely thanked the people of Donegal for their tremendous generosity which has greatly helped so many homeless people and people in need.Brother Kevin continues to do amazing work in helping the homeless.He said he feels humbled and is eternally grateful to the many people who have reached out. He assures everyone of his continued prayers. Ards Friary and the people of Donegal hold a very special place in his heart. The Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin continues to feed around 1000 people per day and there is a growing number of mothers with babies and young children and also senior citizens sadly having to avail of this service. Unfortunately, homelessness and people in dire need is increasing on a daily basis.Donations of material goods or donations of money can be left in St. Michael’s Church Creeslough, or the Ozanam Centre, Dunfanaghy with Fr. John Joe Duffy 087 3143532.* Meanwhile, raffle tickets are available today Friday at Primo (Creeslough Supermarket, Creeslough for the Brother Kevin Capuchin Day Centre Appeal for the Homeless with some great prizes on offer!Creeslough does its bit to help the homeless this Christmas was last modified: December 13th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brotehr KevinCreesloughDonationsdonegallast_img read more

Read More »

Mehbooba Mufti, other detainees being shifted to warmer locations

first_imgThe beginning of Kashmir’s harsh winter has forced authorities to shift around 35 political detainees, including former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti, to “warmer locations” in Srinagar.Senior officials told The Hindu that Ms. Mufti will be shifted to government accommodation, house number 6, located at Transport Lane on the Maulana Azad Road in Srinagar from the hut-turned sub-jail at Chashma Shahi.The hut was located on the slope of Zabarwan hills and the place would get colder than the lower areas in winter. “The Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, had received a formal request from Ms. Mufti and her family about the discomfort being faced by her due to power cuts and growing cold waves in the wake of the recent snowfall,” the officials said.Also Read  Ms. Mufti’s daughter Iltija Mufti too had approached the administration formally and cited a medical report to “have her unwell mother shifted to a location with better heating facility.”Heavy snowfall on November 7 has set off a cold wave in Kashmir and even struck a major blow to electricity supply, affecting the detention centres too.Sources said the sub-jail of Hari Niwas Palace, also located at the foothills of Zabarwan, where former Chief Minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah is detained, also faced major power cuts between November 7 and 10. Sources said a visibly angry Mr. Abdullah offered to pay for the fuel to run the generator sets to the security personnel guarding the sub-jail, “which was turned down.”The authorities are also considering to shift 34 political detainees, including former minister and PDP leader Naeem Akhtar, People’s Conference chief and former minister Sajjad Lone, J&K Peoples Movement chief and IAS topper Shah Faesal and Srinagar Municipal Corporation deputy major Sheikh Imran. They are held at the Centaur Hotel located on the premises of the Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC), housed on the banks of the Dal Lake.“We have decided to shift them to a multi-storey building of MLAs Hostel on M.A. Road,” said an official. The Centaur Hotel which may have a better heating system, has billed the government over ₹2.6 crore as rent to keep the prisoners since August 5.“When snowfall occurred last week, I had to get hot water bottles from home for my father. The generator was not made available round the clock for heating the rooms. The government need to understand they are political prisoners and not criminals”, said the son of a senior NC leader.The MLAs Hostel, at the peak of the militancy, was made a secure zone to house mainstream political leaders and high profile personalities, most of whom faced threats from the militants.According to official data, around 279 political leaders and workers were detained in the clampdown against the regional parties following the August 5 decision to revoke J&K’s special status. In the past three months many leaders have been released and the numbers in detention now stand around 227, including three former chief ministers and over a dozen ex-ministers. Mehbooba Mufti shifted to government house in Srinagarlast_img read more

Read More »

Keys to Victory: Lyceum-San Beda Finals series

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 93 PLAY LIST 02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9302:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates02:23NCAA Season 93 Preview: San Beda Red Lions01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Standhardinger on his one-handed freethrows: ‘I’m not very conventional’ The Red Lions have shown that they won’t hesitate cashing in on those charities, as they are the league’ssecond-best free throw shooting team with their 70.6-percent clip.Those charities were also the biggest difference maker in San Beda’s semifinals clash against San Sebastian, and almost won them the game in their second round clash against Lyceum.For the Pirates to finish what they started, they have to make the right adjustments while maintaining the intensity of their dizzying defense. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truth be told, this is a post-season of firsts for Lyceum — first NCAA playoff appearance and first Finals appearance.Another first for the Pirates will be playing in big venues, and with the best-of-three Finals all scheduled at Smart Araneta Coliseum, their mettle will surely be tested under the brightest of lights and with crowds expected to swell to the rafters.Lyceum’s games have been a crowd-drawer all year long, with the biggest trove of fans coming in that final eliminations assignment against San Beda, a 107-105 double overtime classic which felt like a championship game.But playing in the historic Big Dome is a beast of its own, and Robinson has subjected his Pirates to soak in the atmosphere, bringing the team to UAAP games during their extended break.That’s a factor which could really come in handy for the Red Lions, as they are no strangers to being in venues of this magnitude, playing season openers and this time, their 12th straight Finals appearance.Cashing inIt’s not often that an opposing team gets the better of coach Boyet Fernandez.And with San Beda yet to topple the mighty Lyceum crew, the multi-titled mentor sure is motivating his crew to prove the doubters wrong.But for the Red Lions to do just that, they have to catch fire from downtown and make the most of their outside shooting prowess.San Beda has been ahead of everyone this season in utilizing the three-ball, shooting a league-best 35.3-percent, with Clint Doliguez, AC Soberano, and main man Robert Bolick all figuring in the league’s top 10. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The one man who could help the Red Lions go over the hump will be Davon Potts, who was used sparingly through the course of the eliminations but made his presence felt in the semifinals against the Golden Stags both on offense and defense.Pace or setIt’s no surprise that the immaculate Lyceum is at the top of majority of the statistical categories. Points, rebounds, assists, steals — you name it, the Pirates are the best.But what makes this Intramuros side dangerous is their frantic pace as the players have shown no let-ups when it comes to pushing the ball.Lyceum has thrived on the madness it enforces on its games, allowing it to take 7.1 steals which leads to 16.1 fastbreak points.On the other hand, San Beda makes the most of its deliberate sets as evidenced by it nabbing the league’s slowest pace.The question now is whose game will prevail once the ball gets tipped: the Pirates’ gung-ho attack or the Red Lions’ calculated approach?Let’s get physical?Lyceum’s relentlessness also bites it in the back whenever the referees call the games tight.And for San Beda, that might just be the opening it needs to finally puncture a hole on the Pirates’ ship. Lyceum and San Beda will finally have the chance to go at it again, this time with the NCAA Season 93 championship at stake.With their first two duels easily going down as the top games of the season, the clash between the Pirates and the Red Lions is no doubt going to be a must-see TV.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch run SPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, both teams will be looking to expose even the slightest edge to tilt the title favor to theirrespective side.Here are INQUIRER’s keys to victory for this year’s NCAA Finals. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Read Next After five months of fun-filled and action-packed games, the best of the best remain.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Sharper sawComing off a 19-day layoff, San Beda didn’t look like it missed a beat, escaping San Sebastian, 76-71 last Tuesday to win in the stepladder semis.That shifts the spotlight to Lyceum, which will be coming into Friday’s game from a 22-day break after last seeing action last October 19 to complete the unprecedented 18-game eliminations sweep.Coach Topex Robinson has tried his best to keep his wards sharp, but will the near-one month break affect the psyche of the Pirates going into the series against the Red Lions?Under pressureADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Read More »

Spalletti no longer wants to discuss the Juventus controversy

first_imgIt has been discussed a lot lately in the Italian football as Juventus managed to turn around the match against Inter in the final minutes and some of the decisions of the referee were really doubtful.However, Luciano Spalletti insisted that it is time to move on and focus on the upcoming game against Udinese as Inter have to fight for the top positions and the defeat against Juventus didn’t help him at all.The former AS Roma coach spoke about his side’s next game as he said, according to Football Italia:Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.It has not been an easy week and the result of the Juventus game speaks for itself.”“Clearly we are not happy, but we have to react. We are playing these final weeks of the season thinking that everything still depends on us. That means we have to win in Udine.”“I don’t want to answer any more questions on Daniele Orsato, that case is closed. We showed against Juventus that we are a very strong side, but we shouldn’t need something exceptional to prove that. We ought to prove it every time.”last_img read more

Read More »

Hazard is better than Ronaldo – Rudiger

first_imgThe only player better than Eden Hazard is Barcelona ace Lionel Messi, claims Chelsea teammate Antonio RudigerThe 27-year-old winger has carried over his strong form with Belgium at this summer’s World Cup to Chelsea in their opening games of the 2018/19 season.Hazard has contributed four goals in as many Premier League games.But, despite his consistent displays for Chelsea over the years, Hazard has been consistently overlooked for the Ballon d’Or award by both Messi and Ronaldo.Although Rudiger now believes that Hazard has surpassed the latter in terms of all-round game.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.Asked about Kylian Mbappe following Germany’s goalless draw with France last week, Rudiger said on the Daily Mail: “He is unbelievably fast, really good.“To stop him, you have to do it as a team, because alone … good luck! But for me, the best in the world is Messi, then Hazard.”Hazard will be hoping that his strong displays this year will enable him to end Messi and Ronaldo’s decade-long dominance of the Ballon d’Or award.The Belgium captain had been linked as a possible replacement for Ronaldo at Real Madrid this summer before Mariano Diaz was signed from Lyon.last_img read more

Read More »