Cottee shines at rain-free Mountain Shadow

first_imgTaking fourth place was Craig Wheeler with 36 points on a count back over Ralph Hymer while third place went to Owen Walkley with 38 points, just losing out to our old mate John Locke on count back for second.  Top of the stack today was Brian Maddox with a fine 40 points.There were three ‘2’ recorded by Craig Wheeler, Owen Walkley and an eagle two on B1 from Capt Bob.Wednesday, Nov, 6, Green Valley – StablefordIt was a great day for golf at Green Valley on Wednesday and the course was in magnificent condition with the greens as fast as hell.It was welcome back to JJ Harney today and his lovely wife Margaret, and although she didn’t play it was nice to catch up for a drink later.We had eight groups playing but apart from a few golfers the scores were a bit ordinary to say the least.  Coming in fifth place was Martin Kingswood 34 points, losing fourth spot on count back to Bob Finley, while third place went to Paul Greenaway with 35 points.  Taking second on the podium was Eng Cotterell with a fine 38 points and the winner with 40 points, which could have been even better if the putts had dropped, was Paul Bourke – a great round of golf mate!There were seven ‘2’s which should have been nine if Paul Bourke had had an ounce of luck and it would have been the first time we would have seen four ‘2’s from one golfer.  The ones that did drop went to Paul Bourke (2), Paul Greenaway (2), Craig Wheeler, Peter Le Noury and John Locke,A piece of sad news I was to hear today was that my good friend Ian (Juggy) Jones passed away in Geralton in the north of Western Australia.  Our condolences go out to all his family for their sad and sudden loss.Friday, Nov. 8, Mountain Shadow – StablefordWhile it never stopped raining at the bar all day it was great weather for the golfers who did go out to play at Mountain Shadow on Friday.  The greens, as always, were fast even with the rain they had had overnight and it was carts allowed everywhere so no winter rules in force.There were a few cancelations because of the rain but as usual here in Thailand it always seems to be localized, raining here but not there.  There were good scores and bad but it was down to Cottee to show the way with a fine 41 points to take out first place ahead of his good mate Gary Hogg, who won a three way count back on 34 points over Tom Hand and Steve Compton.  There were no ‘2’s so all the dosh went to the guys in the winners’ circle.Note:  If you are looking for a game with some friendly golfers, call into the bar or give Bob a call on 082 204 3411.  The bar is just off Soi Siam Country Club, looking straight down Lake Mabprachan. The Billabong Golf BarMonday, Nov. 4, Greenwood – StablefordWe left the bar a little bit earlier today for our trip to Greenwood and got there about 30 minutes before our allotted tee time and were away early as we were the only group there at that time.  The course was in great condition with the greens being lightening fast and the fairways cut to perfection – you couldn’t get a bad lie.  The temperature was just perfect as well with a little wind a great day for golf.We had to say goodbye today to Chris Dodd who had to cut his holiday short, and also welcomed Richard Steadman over for his annual pilgrimage.The decision was made to play from the yellow markers as the length was just on 6,000 yards and from the whites it was 600 more, so it was a bit short today for the big hitters but enjoyable all the same.last_img read more

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49ers Richard Sherman’s rant on NFL offenses highlights Thursday lessons

first_img … SANTA CLARA — The way Richard Sherman tells it, defenses may as well not even show up for today’s pass-friendly NFL, seeing how rules are “making it impossible” to stop the record-breaking offensive show.And yet there was Sherman on the practice field Thursday in a surprise return from his Sept. 23 calf strain.Sherman looks capable of ending a one-game hiatus and playing for the 49ers (1-3) on Sunday when the winless Arizona Cardinals (0-4) arrive with rookie quarterback Josh Rosen.last_img read more

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African trade ‘requires infrastructure’

first_img20 December 2010The time has come for “concrete action” to develop Africa’s infrastructure in order to raise the level of intra-African trade, South African President Jacob Zuma told a Nepad Infrastructure Experts meeting in Pretoria on Friday.For almost two centuries, Africa’s development had been dominated by extractive industries specialising in taking the continent’s minerals and commodities to foreign markets, Zuma said.“We have done enough planning on the continent … it’s either we [leave] things as they are and let Africa trail behind forever, or we do something about our infrastructure in order to develop like others,” Zuma said.Friday’s meeting, which brought together heads of agencies and technical experts from across Africa, was a follow-up to the African Union meeting held in Kampala in July, which decided to prioritise infrastructure development on the continent.According to a recent study, intra-Africa trade stands at around 10 percent of exports, whereas other regions such as Asia are closer to the 70 percent mark. Also, African transport costs are said to be around 12.6 percent of the cost of the goods, more than double that of the world average.Zuma told the meeting that raising the level of intra-African trade remained a critical task. “In Africa, only seven percent of our trade is with other countries on the continent, on the other hand in Asia, almost 60 percent of an individual country’s trade is with their regional neighbours.”It was important for Africa to improve regional trade because greater regional integration would help lower transport costs, while at the same time growing the market, Zuma said.Speaking at the same event, the Minister in the Presidency responsible for the National Planning Commission, Trevor Manuel, said that Africa lagged far behind other regions in the world in respect of economic integration.“So not only is our trade in Africa as low as it is, we also expect poor African consumers to pay so much more for the privilege of acquiring goods made in a neighbouring state, as opposed to those imported from across oceans.“The challenge quite simply is to work tirelessly to turn the effects of colonialisation that stemmed from the decisions taken in Berlin about us in 1885,” Manuel said. “What we want is to change the face of the continent’s economy.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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10 months agoWATCH: Ex-ref Clattenburg says Shelvey deserved red for Pogba lunge in Man Utd win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say WATCH: Ex-ref Clattenburg says Shelvey deserved red for Pogba lunge in Man Utd winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Premier League ref Mark Clattenburg says Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey should’ve been sent off for his lunge at Paul Pogba during Manchester United’s win last night.He wrote for theDaily Mail, “It was a very poor challenge from Jonjo Shelvey which could have caused severe injury to Paul Pogba.”Shelvey catches Pogba on the back of the knee with his studs showing with very little chance of playing the ball and clearly endangered the safety of his opponent.”Andre Marriner, who failed to recognise the severity of the challenge, has had a busy Christmas period.”Fatigue of all the travelling and matches may have contributed in his failure to spot that this is a red card challenge.”Pogba knows how bad the challenge was and goes in to gain some retribution later in the match on Shelvey, which failed to even get a yellow card.”Pogba vs Jonjo Shelvey has been . Shelvey started it before Pogba absolutely clattered him pic.twitter.com/t8SWFJocrd— R. (@alrhemist) January 2, 2019 last_img read more

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World Tai Chi and Qigong Day April 28th

first_img“Tai Chi is moving meditation. people now a days know how helpful meditation is for your mind and stress, so when you’re doing Tai Chi you’re moving and really just focused on what you’re doing.” Bilodeau said about the benefits of practicing Tai Chi.Willow Moon Internal Arts is celebrating their 40th year in Fort St. John and Bilodeau expects there to be at least 20-30 Tai Chi students participating in the exercises.The event starts at 1:00 p.m. in the park across from the Whole Wheat and Honey Cafe. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – World Tai Chi and Qigong day is happening in Fort St. John this Saturday.Willow Moon Internal Arts will be celebrating National Tai Chi and Qigong day by hosting their class outside across from the Whole Wheat and Honey Cafe. The class will be outside in hopes to raise public awareness to Tai Chi and Qigong in the community.The class will begin with Willow Moon Internal Arts’ Head Tai Chi instructor Tammy Bilodeau leading a warm up where anyone is welcome to participate. Next Bilodeau’s class will demonstrate to the public, 24 form Tai Chi, 48 form Tai Chi, the Five Elements of Qigong, Sword Form, Sabre Form, and Water Style.last_img read more

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KMC mulls sprinklers for entire Eliot Park

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has installed some sprinklers for watering the plants at Eliot Park in Maidan area and plans to have similar facilities for the entire park that spans around 1.2 km. The entire area will require around 40 such sprinklers. KMC has carried out a pilot project with a single sprinkler at Eliot Park, which has yielded good results.Southern Avenue in South Kolkata is the only other place in the city, where the civic body is using sprinklers for watering plants. Around 14 boulevards in Southern Avenue have sprinklers and each of them is capable of watering seven to eight trees on an average. The installation of such facilities entail an investment of Rs 40,000 per sprinkler. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe sprinklers are used twice a day for watering the plants. They are controlled in such a manner that the entire process of watering is carried out scientifically. A person has to simply press a button to switch them on and off. Apart from this, the civic body has 12 vehicles that water plants on a daily basis in the city. The gardeners working under the Parks and Gardens department of KMC carry out trimming of the trees from time to time, to ensure that the weight of the trees are adequate to remain rooted to the ground. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”Trimming is necessary to ensure that the trees do not become too heavy and become susceptible to uprooting,” a senior official of the department said. The civic body uses hydraulic ladders for trimming big trees. For Borough 1 to 10 of KMC, there is a hydraulic ladder each for carrying out trimming whereas in Borough 10 to 16, KMC uses two such ladders for the purpose. “We have already initiated the process of procuring some more ladders for trimming,” the official added. It may be mentioned that soon after taking over as the Mayor of Kolkata a few months ago, Firhad Hakim has formed a separate department titled Urban Forestry and has laid a lot of emphasis on preserving and augmenting the green cover in the city. An expert committee has already been formed with Kumar as chairman, which will soon come out with a comprehensive plan on how to move forward with urban forestry in the city. Apart from botanists of KMC, the committee has environment experts from Calcutta University and Jadavpur University as well.last_img read more

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Balanced Ohio State downs Campbell 9164

Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) goes for a layup during a game against Campbell on Nov. 26 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 91-64.Credit: Ed Momot / For The LanternFor five minutes, the Campbell Camels kept it close.But five minutes later, the No. 16 Ohio State men’s basketball team held a 20-10 lead after going on an 11-2 run.The Buckeyes (4-0) held a 45-22 lead at halftime, but only outscored Campbell (1-3) 46-42 in the second half on their way to a 91-64 win Wednesday night at the Schottenstein Center.Sophomore forward Marc Loving said there were portions of the game — particularly in the second half — when the Buckeyes were lacking in energy.“We relaxed at times,” Loving said after the game. “Spurts in the game we needed to regroup and we didn’t. Definitely take care of that in practice.”Coach Thad Matta said OSU didn’t have “a lot of energy” or “juice” in the second half, and he didn’t see the same pace he had hoped for after a fast start to the game.“I told ‘em at halftime, ‘the biggest thing I’m looking for in the second half is claiming rebounds and running in transition,’” Matta said. “And we get it a couple times, but it was never the consistent push that we wanted.”OSU struggled with rebounding on the defensive side of the floor at times, leading to 13 offensive rebounds for the Camels, compared to just 13 for the Buckeyes.Two early 3-pointers helped the Camels keep it at 9-8 five minutes into the game, but OSU’s balanced attack helped the Buckeyes take a double-digit lead at the 11:01 mark in the first half that they never relinquished for the final 45 minutes of action.As a team, OSU shot 60.7 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point land in the game.Matta said he’s been “pleasantly surprised” by how well the Buckeyes have shot this season, but added that won’t necessarily be a given week in and week out.“You’re hoping that’s something that you can bank on, and we joked about it the other night, I don’t know how much longer you can keep shooting at this clip,” he said. “But I do think guys are taking more pride in their shots and seeing the ball go through the basket.”The second half started much like the first as Campbell opened the period on a 10-5 run. But the Buckeyes responded to take a 73-46 lead with 9:03 to play in the game.Starting with a 53-32 lead at the 16:43 mark in the half, OSU led by at least 20 for the rest of the game.Despite scoring one more point in the second half than his team did in the first, Matta said he wanted to see more push from the Buckeyes.“You still score 91 points, but I didn’t think we played as fast as we wanted to,” he said.All 10 OSU players to take the court scored, while all five Buckeye starters scored in double figures. The Buckeyes have scored at least 90 points in three of four games this season.OSU shot 60 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes while limiting Campbell to a 29.2 shooting percentage and just three 2-point field goals at the break. All five Buckeye starters scored at least six points in the first half, with freshman guard D’Angelo Russell leading the way with 12 points and sophomore forward Marc Loving adding 10.Russell said the Buckeyes were more focused on playing their own game than paying attention to Campbell heading into the contest.Sophomore forward Marc Loving (2) passes the ball during a game against Campbell on Nov. 26 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 91-64.Credit: Ed Momot / For The Lantern“We’re really not worrying about our opponent, we’re worrying about our team and we’re trying to get better as a team the best way we can,” he said.Senior guard Shannon Scott — who set a program record with 16 assists in a win against Sacred Heart on Sunday — had four of OSU’s eight assists before halftime.Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell led all players with 22 points while sophomore forward Marc Loving had 18. Russell also led all players with seven assists and shot four of six from 3-point range.After tallying his career-best scoring output, Loving said he wasn’t any more comfortable against the Camels than he was in the first three games of the year.“I wouldn’t say I get more and more comfortable each game,” he said. “I’ve been pretty comfortable this season.”Campbell redshirt-senior guard Andrew Ryan poured in 17 points on five-of-eight shooting from three to lead the Camels.The Buckeyes are scheduled to return to the court on Friday to take on James Madison at the Schottenstein Center. Tip is set for 4:00 p.m.With two games in three days, Matta said the Buckeyes are set to practice in the afternoon on Thanksgiving to prepare for Friday, and he said he’s hoping the team keeps its energy during the holiday.“I told these guys, there’s two types of teams over break, we’re on break right now,” he said. “There’s teams that play really, really well because they don’t have a lot to do and then there’s teams that kind of become lethargic, and I know which team I want us to be.” read more

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Big Ten Media Days Ohio State looking to quash possibility of postchampionship

OSU coach Urban Meyer addresses the media on July 30 in Chicago during the 2015 Big Ten Media Days. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz / Asst. Sports EditorCHICAGO — As a coach who had already won two national championships at Florida before adding a third with Ohio State last season, Urban Meyer knows the potential pitfalls from returning off the high of a title.Players can get lazier on the field or in the weight room, or get full of themselves and get into trouble. Or, oftentimes, the spark that drove the team during the title season can be absent in the next.So after OSU completed “The Chase” by defeating Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship Game in January, Meyer’s new quest began: to steer his team past the possibility of the next-season hangover.“Every coach is concerned about (complacency),” Meyer said on Thursday during his opening press conference at the 2015 Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. “There’s no perfect team. There’s no perfect program. Everyone deals with ‘stuff.’ When you’re Ohio State or some of these other big-time programs, ‘stuff’ becomes a major deal.”After Meyer’s first national championship with Florida in 2006, in which the Gators compiled a 13-1 record, the team came back the next year with a 9-4 regression.“Maybe it was a mistake in ‘06, after we won it, we were like ‘Well, we’re playing with house money now, it’s all going to get really easy,’” Meyer said. “It actually gets more complicated.”Senior linebacker Joshua Perry said one of his jobs as a leader of the team is to make sure the Buckeyes avoid that trap of lacking the spark that winning teams need, but he is confident that they will be successful because they overcame the other side of that situation last season.“If we start at the bottom, there’s human nature where you’re always complaining about some of the things that never go your way, and then on the way there, things get tough, and there’s that human nature of ‘Man, it would be really easy to just kind of be here and be average,’” Perry said Thursday. “And then when you get to the top there’s the human nature of getting complacent.“But I think we fought through all these things and we’re able to get to a certain point, so I think you’ll see us continue to fight, continue to do what we did.”Meyer cited three indicators that he and his coaching staff keep an eye on to make sure the players are staying focused and driven: academic, training and social.“We had the highest graduation rate in the history of Ohio State football,” Meyer said about the academic aspect. “I don’t want to just buzz right over that. So that’s one indicator that our guys are locked in.”“The second thing is the weight room,” Meyer said. “I have the best coach in America (in strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti). We evaluate everything.“And then the social element, that’s obviously the one that you keep one eye open, and we’ve been relatively good.”However, the team’s “relatively good” mark took a hit when earlier on Thursday it was announced that four players — junior defensive end Joey Bosa, H-backs redshirt sophomore Jalin Marshall and junior Dontre Wilson and redshirt senior wide receiver Corey Smith — were suspended for the opening game at Virginia Tech for a violation of an OSU Department of Athletics policy.Perry said while he is disappointed in the actions of his teammates, he does not think it has any relation to the “top of the world” feeling from being national champions.“I don’t think that has to do with losing an edge, I think it just has to do with guys being guys and making a mistake,” Perry said. “There’s no lost edge. We’re all hungry. Guys are getting after it.“We worked so hard this summer; (the coaches) got after us harder than they’ve gotten after us in a while. And we responded to it, and I think that’s the important thing, so moving forward we’re going to be prepared for a lot of these things up ahead.”Despite the infractions, Meyer remained upbeat on Thursday about the place his team is in heading into fall camp in August.“The indicators other than (the suspensions) has been not good, it’s been great, and tomorrow’s another day, so we’ll just keep pushing forward,” he said.OSU will look to continue pushing forward to Sept. 7, when it is set to travel to Blacksburg, Va., to open the regular season against the Hokies. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. read more

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Bonaventura knows that the transformation will take time

first_imgItaly managed to pick up at least a draw after Domenico Criscito had been sent off in a 1-1 tied up game against the Netherlands and Bonaventura insisted that the transformation of the whole team will take some time.Simone Zaza scored the opener in this friendly game between the two sides that failed to secure their place in the upcoming World Cup but Nathan Aké managed to tie the game after Criscito’s red card.The AC Milan midfielder spoke about this game as he said, according to Football Italia:Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I’ve played in a three-man midfield practically all season, I’m happy there and I think I do it pretty well.”“We made few mistakes this evening, perhaps I wasn’t as dangerous in attack as usual, but I don’t think it was a bad performance both on a personal level and as a team.”“There are many new faces in the side, we’re getting to know each other and it will take time.”last_img read more

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Croatia coach reacts emotionally to win against Russia

first_imgIn an emotional talk, Croatia’s coach Zlatko Dalic said Russia were a team “of the highest level” and he couldn’t contain his feelings when they won.Croatia qualified for semi-final after beating Russia on penalties when the match ended 2-2 following extra time.“I want to congratulate (Russia coach) Stanislav Cherchesov and the Russian team on such a game. They have their own style… Russia scored very beautiful goals,” Dalic said via FourFourTwo.“They were fighting, they were acting as one… They have incredible supporters. They were a team of the highest level. Not any team can reach the quarter-finals.”Dalic added: “Thank you to the Russian players, who were fighting to the end. Perhaps, it was not the most beautiful game.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“It was a fight… for the semi-finals, and we were lucky. I focused on the match, but I couldn’t swallow my tears after the penalty shootout.“Everyone is happy for us at home, in Croatia. We are overwhelmed with emotions.”The coach stressed that Croatia showed their will in the penalty shootout.“The one who shows will, wins,” Dalic said.Croatia next face England at Moscow’s Luzhinki Stadium on Wednesday in the semi-finals.last_img read more

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