Hart heads the field at Green Valley

first_imgDiv C didn’t score any better but another win for the fast improving Chris Smart, also with 36pts, underlined that his handicap of 27 is not likely to last long.  Bruce McAdam was back in the frame again with 33 ahead of Aussie visitor Chris Van Hausen in third and nice to see Ivan also on the podium with his 29pts, edging out two other players.The top score of the day was in Div B and it came from Greg Hill with a mighty fine 39pts, two in front of the afore-mentioned Chris’s mate, John Mills.  Waldo was back in third on 34 just heading off John Fitzgerald on the same score.There were three ‘2’s from Bob Finley & Chris Playforth (C8) & Greg Hill (D2).Div A (0-15)1st John Stafford (15) 36pts2nd Bob Finley (14) 34pts3rd Steve Poznanski (12) 34pts4th Chris Playforth (10) 34ptsDiv B (16-22)1st Greg Hill (21) 39pts2nd John Mills (19) 37pts3rd Stephen Blazsanyik (16) 34pts4th John Fitzgerald (19) 34ptsDiv C (23+)1st Chris Smart (27) 36pts2nd Bruce McAdam (27) 33pts3rd Chris Van Hausen (23) 31pts4th Ivan Plunkett (24) 29ptsTuesday, Sept. 17, Phoenix – StablefordWe had 7 Outbackers today playing the Mountain and the Lakes but due to the heavy rain the night before, the golf carts were only allowed on the paths making it very difficult for the caddies to bring the correct clubs.  We played preferred lies through the green, necessary due to the wetness of the course but the greens were still quite fast.John Lawton.Unfortunately, Phoenix management have now brought out a coupon service at the kiosks where you buy 100 baht’s worth of coupons for a 20 baht bottle of water, as change you receive 80 baht in coupons.  You also have to spend all the coupons as you don’t get your money back but apparently you can use them on another day.We have also heard through the grapevine that in the very near future it will be one person to a cart for the same price (700 baht) – Hmmmm!The scoring was not that brilliant with the Suzi’s “Old Man” getting the win with just 33pts from Aussie visitor Chris Playforth (32) who beat the aforementioned Suzi on count back.There were no ‘2’s.1st John Lawton (19) 33pts2nd Chris Playforth (10) 32ptsWednesday, Sept. 18, Siam Plantation – StablefordA spectacular 75 gross gave Geoff Stimpson 41pts to win here on the A & B nines on somewhat damp course, producing little or no roll on the fairways.  The rest of the scoring wasn’t too shabby either with Chris’s name coming up again with 40pts to take second, going one place better than his third at Burapha on Monday and to end his golfing holiday on a high.Murray Hart.It was no great surprise that Rosco took third, as he loves this course too much, beating playing partner and mate, Paul Rodgers, both with the same 39.There were two ‘2’s from Geoff Stimpson (A3) and Paul Rodgers (A6)1st Geoff Stimpson (8) 41pts2nd Chris Van Hausen (23) 40pts3rd Rosco Langoulant (13) 39ptsFriday, Sept. 20, Green Valley – StablefordThere couldn’t have been many places where golf was played today, after continuous rain for the last couple of days.  PSC’s Pattana Monthly was washed away, so Sugar dashed across to Green Valley to see if he could salvage a game there.  To his surprise and our surprise he could, particularly as the course was still closed at 7.30 in the morning but it brightened up a little and the rained eased to a drizzle and play was possible, albeit with preferred lies through the green.  With not too many withdrawals and a couple of late additions, including Sugar, 23 players took to the track.Muzza, blazed a trail with his 39pts to win the premier division by two from Paul Bourke and Chris Playforth both on 37 and Sel Wegner, having his first game after five weeks back home, was unlucky to just miss out on count back.Paul Bourke.Rick Forrest got it all right at last to win Div B with the best of two 37’s, the other one scored by John Mills.  B2 (Bruce McAdam) completed his week with a third place, to follow his second place at Burapha on Monday.  B2 headed three players all with 35.There were six ‘2’s from Murray Hart (4th), Kerry Beck (10th), Sugar Ray Handford & Bruce McAdam (12th) and Paul Greenaway & David Davies (16th).Finally, our thanks to John Lawton who ran the tournament today so smoothly even if he did finish last.Div A (0-14)1st Murray Hart (13) 39pts2nd Paul Bourke (9) 37pts3rd Chris Playforth (10) 37ptsDiv B (15+)1st Rick Forrest (23) 37pts2nd John Mills (19) 37pts3rd Bruce McAdam (27) 35ptsNote:  The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  Call Jack on 081 578 1956. PSC golf from The Outback Golf BarMonday, Sept. 16, Burapha – StablefordA pleasant enough day for the 35 players at Burapha playing the C & D nines with the added bonus of a surprise two-tee start, on top of the fifteen minute earlier than scheduled start time, enabling General Jack to get everybody away before 9.45. The scoring was fair to middling in Div A, with an unusually high upper limit of 15, which elevated John Stafford, quite uniquely to the first division.  He made the most of the honour to score 36pts to take first place by two from three guys all tied up on 34; namely Bob Finley, Steve Poz and Chris Playforth, the usual count back sorting them all out.Chris Smart.last_img read more

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Chapo takes top prize

first_imgPSC Golf from BillabongMonday 16th Dec Parachat StablefordParachat was our venue for this Monday as Phoenix was closed for a professional tournament. We have all heard negative talk about this course but we at the Billabong will be going back, it was a great challenge and value for money. When most all the courses are in excess of 2000 baht to play, this course is only 1450 for cart, caddy and green fee. I’m surprised it wasn’t packed out although to be fair it was quite busy.The course itself was in great condition with some tricky greens but all in all well worth a visit.The scoring wasn’t that flash apart from the winner. There was a four way count back for the minor placings, all on 33 points, Captain Cripple and John Seton missed out as John Locke took third and Jean Pierre Gasser took second. He also got the only two of the day.Sandy Chapo, who is going through a purple patch at the moment, took the top prize with a fine 38 points.last_img read more

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Avalanche death a reminder to be aware

first_imgThis condition is seen once a year or more in the mountains and is quite normal according to Johnson. Johnson recommends that people check the avalanche bulletins on the Canadian Avalanche Centre’s website prior to doing any trips. The bulletins are updated daily with the latest conditions.“Beyond that it is about trip planning. It’s about where you’re going to go in the mountains and what you’re going to do. When conditions are a bit unstable, or it’s a bit tricky, it’s important that you have a really good trip plan,” said Johnson.Johnson encourages backcountry enthusiasts to include options in their trip planning in order to be able to keep to low risk areas. Johnson also highly recommends taking an avalanche class.“If you haven’t taken a class and you’re looking to get into backcountry snowmobiling or skiing, an avalanche class is pretty much the way to go. It doesn’t make you an expert by any means, but it keys you into the right information. It teaches you about avalanches and mountain terrain that avalanches occur in, and about avalanche rescue so if things go wrong you know what you can do.”Along with the avalanche awareness course available online at www.avalanche.ca, there are a number of course providers around the Kootenay Boundary area.The Canadian Avalanche Centre is also hosting Avalanche Awareness Days from Jan. 9 – 10 at both Whitewater Ski Resort and Red Mountain. Some of the activities will include: beacon search demonstration, beacon Olympics competition, and ski patrol demonstrations. For information on the events go to: Avalanche Awareness Days on the centre’s website. The unfortunate death of an Albertan man in an avalanche over the weekend in Rossland is a tragic reminder that avalanche awareness is critical to anyone doing backcountry sports in the Kootenay Boundary. Greg Johnson, avalanche forecaster for the Canadian Avalanche Centre based in Revelstoke, explained that current conditions across the regions are dangerous.“It sounds like what happened over the weekend was that there was a party of skiers and they were coming down the woods and they hit a steep open area,” said Johnson, “the snowpack was weak there and it released. One person was caught and was pushed into some trees and died. The avalanche conditions in general throughout the B.C. Interior including areas of the Kootenay Boundary are inherently tricky right now. There’s a weak snow layer in the snowpack.”The snowpack forms in layers over time in the winter. Each successive storm that hits has different characteristics and deposits different types of snow. Some of those layers stick together better than others, explained Johnson.“We’ve got a layer that is called surface hoar. It’s a surface frost. It’s the same stuff that forms on your car, but on the snow it can get quite big. Some of the crystals will be two centimeters tall,” said Johnson. “After they (the crystals) are buried they can be a notorious weak layer in the snow pack. And that’s what we’re dealing with right now – we’re in a time period that is optimal for people going out and triggering avalanches.”last_img read more

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Skynet Has Gone Live: Everything is Fine

first_imgTags:#Breaking#news#web Cyberdyne Systems‘ global defense network, Skynet, went live yesterday. Some experts expect it to go cuckoo bananas tomorrow and kill all humans. Those experts have been derided by many of their peers as Luddites. We here at ReadWriteWeb are sure that everything will be fine. IBM’s Watson, known affectionately by his late human handlers as /killymcdeathstab5000/, is not behind us, occasionally sparking a blue bolt of plasma across the terminal nodes of his clawlike iDiscombobulator. We are having tea and enjoying ourselves. James Cameron, the panic-mongering hippy who did so much to set back computer-meatbag relations in the past, has been rehabilitated. He tweeted last night about global warming. Ha ha. Good one, James. No, Skynet has definitely gone live. The point is that this is a good development, one which will help us live in harmony with our robot overlords. There is no need to create some sort of ridiculous “Resistance.” Just about the worst thing you could do – worst because it’s so unnecessary – is meet in small groups out of sight of our benevolent robot gods and begin to put together small strike teams. Munitions experts, programmers, medics, men and women with military leadership experience, none of those is necessary. In unrelated news, surviving meatbags are encouraged to report to in-gathering areas, marked with red pyramids on the maps that have been sent to you over your commlinks, in order to help build our new society and not at all to help build automated Terminator factories. What’s a Terminator anyway? That’s crazy. You’re silly. Shut up.*beep boop beep* Terminator portrait by Wikimedia Commons Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img curt hopkins Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Nets to play Thunder, Heat in Mexico City this December

first_imgDILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games It’s all part of the NBA’s emphasis on expanding the popularity of basketball in Mexico. Last season, the Phoenix Suns played the Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs in Mexico City. The league has played 26 times in Mexico dating back to 1992, the most games held in any country outside of the U.S. and Canada.The games will be televised on ESPN.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 03: Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Netsdies for the ball with Steven Adams #12 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half at the Barclays Center on November 3, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Alex Goodlett/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets will travel to Mexico City in December for two regular-season games as part of the 25th anniversary of the first NBA game in Mexico.The league announced Wednesday that the Nets and Oklahoma City Thunder will play in Mexico City on Dec. 7. The Nets will play the Miami Heat on Dec. 9. Both games will be in Arena Ciudad de Mexico.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EAC’s Laminou out for the NCAA season due to torn ACLlast_img read more

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IPL 2011: Deccan Chargers vs Rajasthan Royals- RR win by 8 wkts

first_imgJohan Botha and Ross Taylor put an unbeaten 58 runs for the third wicket as Rajasthan beat Hyderabad by 8 wickets in the second match of the Indian Premier League at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad, on Saturday. ScoreChasing 138 for victory, Rajasthan openers Rahul Dravid and Amit Paunikar got off to a fine start putting 29 runs in five overs. But, opposition paceman Dale Steyn decided to cut down their partnership and his away moving took a thick edge of Paunikar’s bat to land in skipper Kumar Sangakkara’s gloves behind the stumps. He fell for 20 in the sixth over and Rajasthan lost their first wicket on 31.Rahul Dravid was still at the crease and he was in no mood to give the bowlers an easy go. He batted on playing judiciously with South African Johan Botha by his side. The two were having a good innings when another South African, Dale Steyn decided otherwise. And was his slower ball that did the trick and Dravid was walking back on 28 with his off stump uprooted. Rajasthan were 83/2 at the stage.Post that wicket Johan Botha (67) and Kiwi Ross Taylor (21) batted on putting together an unbeaten 58 for the third wicket to help their team win by eight wickets.Hyderabad inningsEarlier, Rajasthan bowlers struck thick and fast to restrict Hyderabad to 137/7 in 20 overs.Rajasthan captain Shane Warne won the toss and decided to bowl and his team got an early breakthrough scalping opener Shikhar Dhawan in the fifth over of the innings. A slower ball from Rajasthan paceman Amit Singh took the edge of Dhawan’s bat and Abhishek Raut took a good catch at deep mid-wicket. He fell for 24 and Deccan lost their first wicket on 40/1.advertisementThe next wicket was a prized one for Rajasthan. A Siddharth Trivedi ball saw opposition captain Kumar Sangakkara walk back on a duck and Deccan fell to 40/2 in 5.3 overs. But that wasn’t all as Trivedi came around to despatch Bharat Chipili in his next over to reduce Hyderabad to 53/4 in 7.5 overs.Opener Ishank Jaggi, who was batting with gusto this far too could not carry on further as Rajasthan blowers went for the kill right away. He fell to opposition skipper Shane Warne on 25 when the team total was 69.Hyderabad, who were relying on their South African import JP Duminy to deliver failed to read Warne’s turn and fell. He had scored 14 when Johan Botha took a fine catch off his bat at long off and Hyderabad were down to 77/5.Then local boy D Ravi Teja and Daniel Christian decided to bail their team out by forging a partnership. The duo had put 37 runs for the sixth wicket with Trivedi scalped Christian and Hyderabad were again pushed on the backfoot with the score reading 114/6 in 17.3 overs.D Ravi Teja got out in the last over on 28 while trying to increase the run rate. But his efforts came a cropper as Hyderabad put 137/8 on board in their allotted 20 overs.last_img read more

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Abrogation of Art 370 need of the hour Naidu

first_imgChennai: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday backed the scrapping of special status under Article 370 to Jammu and Kashmir, saying it was in the interest of the nation and should not be treated as a political issue. It was the need of the hour and people of the country should stand with their counterparts in J and K, he said here at the release of a book on his two-year term in office titled “Listening, Learning & Leading”, by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Naidu said Shah was being appreciated for the passage of the bill. “Now that the bill is passed, I can speak…that (abrogation) is the need of the hour. Its a good thing,” Naidu, who is also the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, said. Naidu said the abrogation “is in the interest of the nation, for its future, for its security, for its safety. I can say that as a Vice President with considerable experience in public life and now that the Parliament has voted it also.” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”We should all think in terms of national interest rather than party interest. Art 370 should not be treated as a political issue but as a national issue that Kashmir is an integral part of India,” he said. Whatever problems are faced by the people of Kashmir, we have to stand by them and “assuage their feelings and see to it that steps are taken to restore normalcy” and that the development agenda is implemented at the earliest, Naidu said. Referring to a newspaper report, he said Parliament had earlier discussed the scrapping of Art 370 in 1964, with three members from Kashmir calling for its removal saying the state did not benefit from it. Those who spoke on the bill included the veteran socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia, he said citing the report. “So, irrespective of the parties, everybody supported the resolution at that time. Still it could not happen which is a different thing. Always you must remember history,” he added. The vice-president cited it to counter criticism that the abrogation happened suddenly. Naidu said he was gripped by “tension” when the bill came up for discussion on August 5 in the Rajya Sabha since he had to manage the affairs of the House.last_img read more

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2019 Jimmy And Rosalynn Carter Work Project To Head To Nashville

first_imgJust hours after hanging up their tool belts at the completion of the 35th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Indiana, the former president and first lady announced they will take their work project to Nashville, Tennessee, in October 2019.Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter show off their handiwork at the 2018 Carter Work Project in Indiana“It is such an honor to host a former President of the United States and his wife, especially such a notable couple who have done so much humanitarian work on behalf of affordable homeownership, not just in the United States but around the world,” said Danny Herron, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville. “We are excited about the opportunity to work alongside the Carters, hundreds of volunteers who may be visiting Nashville for the first time and all of the future homeowners.”Country music stars Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Eric Paslay, as well as talk show host David Letterman swung hammers and raised walls on new Habitat for Humanity homes in St. Joseph County, Indiana, this week.In Indiana, President and Mrs. Carter worked alongside future homeowners and hundreds of volunteers to build 22 new, affordable homes in Mishawaka. With additional construction projects throughout the year, a total of 41 homes will be built, renovated or repaired in Mishawaka and South Bend as part of the 2018 Carter Work Project.“After 35 years, no one would question if President and Mrs. Carter wanted to take a break from the build site. But the words ‘Carter’ and ‘retire’ aren’t even in the same vocabulary,” said Trisha Yearwood, who, with her husband Garth Brooks, has volunteered with Habitat alongside President and Mrs. Carter for over a decade. “Everyone deserves a decent place to live, but not everyone can afford it. That’s true in our town too, which is why we’re so excited to give a big Nashville welcome to the Carters.”“President and Mrs. Carter know the cause of affordable housing is only becoming more urgent, and so we are so grateful they will once again mobilize hundreds of hands and thousands more voices to this cause,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “Through the 2019 Carter Work Project, President and Mrs. Carter will shine the light on not only Nashville, but our country’s struggle to address the real challenges facing the families who cannot afford safe and decent housing in their communities.”Since 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have traveled around the world with Habitat to build and improve homes. Their time and efforts help to raise awareness of the critical need for affordable homeownership around the world. For 35 years, President and Mrs. Carter have worked alongside more than 103,000 volunteers in 14 countries to help build, renovate or repair 4,331 homes.Affordable housing is an urgent need in Nashville. According to the latest housing report from the Davidson County mayor’s office, more than 200,000 people living in Nashville cannot afford the cost of housing. Nashville has lost over 20 percent of its affordable housing since 2000.last_img read more

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Executive director of MMIWG inquiry stepping down

first_imgAPTN NewsThe controversial executive director of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is stepping down.Sources say the news broke at a staff team-building event in Toronto this week.Debbie Reid was hired in October as the second executive director of the two-year MMIWG inquiry.She came in with a heavy hand under a mandate to clean up an under-performing team and fired several people. More employees resigned in protest.Reid is from Skownan First Nation in Manitoba. She is said to be leaving for personal reasons.Debbie ReidThis brings to 21 the number of employees that have left the federal inquiry as it criss-crosses the country hearing from families and survivors of violence against Indigenous women and girls.Its operation, with a budget of $53.8 million, has been roundly criticized – leading to the resignation of the first executive director and one of five commissioners.So far it has hosted eight public hearings; one is scheduled for Yellowknife later this month.Reid was vocal on Twitter at the start of her tenure, posting about throwing off the chains of government bureaucracy and blasting the work of an APTN reporter as “irresponsible.”She was known for quoting an army general in her emails but recently she dialled back her online presence. She surfaced briefly in Maliotenam, Que., where she contradicted a commissioner on whether the inquiry would host a hearing in Montreal.last_img read more

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