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Tiger Woods returns to Tour Championship with share of lead

first_imgMOST READ Woods played one of his best rounds of the year in his return to the FedEx Cup finale and caused the biggest cheer of a sun-baked Thursday afternoon by making an eagle putt from just over 25 feet on the par-5 18th for a 5-under 65 and a share of the lead with Rickie Fowler.It was the second time in as many FedEx Cup playoff events that Woods was tied for the 18-hole lead. He shot a 62 at Aronimink in the opening round of the BMW Championship two weeks ago on a rain-soaked course that allowed just about everyone to go low.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThis felt even better on a dry, tougher East Lake course.“This was by far better than the 62 at Aronimink,” Woods said. “Conditions were soft there. This, it’s hard to get the ball closer. If you drive the ball in the rough, you know you can’t get the ball close. You just can’t control it.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “It would enhance the year,” he said.Woods still has 54 holes remaining. Two weeks ago, he went from a share of the first-round lead to five shots behind on a course where attacking flags on soft greens was the only option for low scoring.This was more about precision, and Woods felt in total control. He opened with a three-putt bogey from 25 feet, and he twice ran birdie attempts farther beyond the hole than he would have liked. But after making birdie putts from 25 feet on No. 5 and from 15 feet on No. 6, he figured out the speed of the greens and was on his way.“I hit so many quality shots all day, whether it was tee-to-green or it was putts,” Woods said. “I didn’t really mishit a single shot today. The only shot I can honestly say that I necked pretty bad was the tee shot at 17. Hit a 3-wood there, and with an iron, I probably would have shanked it. But ended up in the fairway and made par.”Woods will play in the final group Friday with Fowler, who has seen plenty of him at home in Florida in the months before Woods returned to golf. He had finished his round and was doing interviews when he heard the head-turning roar of Woods making eagle.They will be teammates next week at the Ryder Cup. Fowler has other objectives at East Lake.“The biggest win for him is just staying healthy and being out here all year consistently,” Fowler said. “Definitely happy for him. It’s obviously great for our sport. It’s great to have him as part of the team next week. We hope he continues to play well. I just want to play a little bit better and beat him.”Sixteen players in the 30-man field broke par on a hot afternoon with only a light breeze, and Thursday was all about staying in the game, especially as it relates to the chase for the FedEx Cup.Bryson DeChambeau, the No. 1 seed after the points were reset, had to birdie two of the last three holes for a 71. For someone like Woods or Fowler to win the FedEx Cup, they would need the top five seeds to falter.Rose and Thomas didn’t go along with that with strong opening rounds. Finau overcame a pair of early bogeys for his 67. The key for Woods could be Friday. Only once this year, at the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook, has he stayed consistently in the thick of it all tournament. He figures to have plenty of support. Houses along the side streets outside East Lake, and even one funeral home, offered parking and their yards were packed. It hasn’t been like that in several years.“I hadn’t played this tournament in five years, and some of the people said they haven’t been out here in five years,” Woods said. “That’s kind of nice that they’re coming out and supporting this event and supporting me, as well.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tiger Woods reacts as he makes a eagle putt on the 18th green during the first round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)ATLANTA — The crowd at East Lake was larger and louder than it has been in five years, which was the last time Tiger Woods was at the Tour Championship.It was no coincidence.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Fowler, who missed two playoff events recovering from an injury to his right oblique, putted for birdie on all but two holes for his 65 as he tries to avoid ending the season without winning.Justin Rose, in his debut as the No. 1 player in the world, got up-and-down from the bunker for birdie on the 18th for a 66 and was tied with Gary Woodland. Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Tony Finau, all of whom will be in France next week for the Ryder Cup, were another shot behind.Woods already considers this a successful year just by making into the 30-man field at East Lake for the FedEx Cup finale, where everyone has a mathematical shot at capturing the $10 million bonus. He started the season in January after a fourth back surgery that limited him to only 16 PGA Tour events in the previous four seasons.“To be able to play golf again and to earn my way back to this level is something that I was hoping I would do at the beginning of the year, but I didn’t know,” Woods said. “And I’ve done it?”What would winning mean in this comeback?ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Only in New York: McGregor takes shots, swigs ’em in returncenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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President Granger calls for a more “integrated” South America

first_imgPresident David Granger on Saturday evening called for a more integrated South America, saying that it could be a very good example to the rest of the world.President David GrangerThe Head of State was delivering congratulatory remarks on Saturday evening to the Argentine Ambassador to Guyana Luis Martino, at a ceremony to mark that country’s Bicentenary (200th anniversary) of Independence.He said, “The continent of South America can be an example to the world; by creating a community where people and nations can co-exist in peace.” Guyana and Argentina, which established diplomatic relations some 44 years ago, are among the 12 independent countries on the continent of South America, including Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Suriname and Venezuela. Guyana is the only English-speaking country on the continent.According to Granger, Guyana and Argentina are united by the idea of a more integrated South America. “We adhere to the ideals of the Union of South American Nations, the Common Market of the South, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, and Organisation of American States,” he told the Ambassador and special invitees.President Granger reminded too that Guyana and Argentina belong to a continent of cultural, political and social diversity, noting that continental cooperation within the organisations, allowed the two countries to diminish the differences through the pursuit of common objectives.“Continental cooperation allows us to find common ground to build consensus and to confirm the challenges we both face,” the President said. He promised that Guyana would also continue to work towards deepening and strengthening continental cooperation.“We look forward to the day, when, through the initiative of the integration of the Region of South America, our children and grandchildren could drive from Bel Air in Georgetown to Buenos Aires in Argentina,” he said.South America has an area of 17,840,000 square kilometres or 6,890,000 sq miles. Its population, as of 2005, has been estimated at more than 371,090,000. It ranks fourth in area, after Asia, Africa, and North America, and fifth in population, after Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America.President Granger noted that the two countries continue to share common values, including mutual respect for each other’s territorial sovereignty and integrity, mutual non-interference in each other’s political affairs, cooperation for mutual benefit, respect for treaties and international laws and maintenance of international peace and security.According to the President, Guyana and Argentina are also committed to working together to overcome contraband smuggling, piracy, narcotics trafficking and money laundering, crimes that affect the society and economic viability.Granger posited that Guyana understood that it played an important role as the “gateway” between the Caribbean and the continent, and was convinced that with a common vision and voice, “we can avert conflict and overcome threats to our individual and collective security”. “Guyana iterates its commitment to maintaining the continent as a zone of peace.” – says it could be an example to the worldlast_img read more

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Navy pilot mourned

first_imgPHOTO GALLERY: USN MemorialWhen Laura Berwager Mankey’s future mother-in-law wanted to learn more about the woman her son was planning to marry, she went straight to the top – to her commanding officer in the Navy. “She was a warrior, but she never forgot that she was a lady,” Geri Mankey said, recalling the commanding officer’s words as she addressed about 200 mourners Saturday at a memorial service for the 26-year-old Navy pilot killed in a training mission off the coast of San Diego. “How many mothers-in-law can say their daughter-in-law is actually perfect? … Laura continues to live with me every day, reminding me always to be more of a lady and more of a warrior, to do everything with more enthusiasm, more courage and selflessness and love.” Lt. j.g. Mankey was killed Jan.26 along with three other sailors when their MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crashed into the Pacific Ocean during a routine training flight near San Clemente Island. The cause is under investigation. Mankey was born Laura Jean Berwager in Canoga Park and grew up in West Hills. She was a gregarious kid who spent 13 years in Girl Scouts and was voted Miss Popularity at Canoga Park High School, who joined the Navy to fulfill her dreams of flight but still baked cookies for her fellow officers. Gina Gerber recalled her sister’s hair, which she would style when they were younger. “As an adult, she loved helmet hair,” she said. “It would have shown that she had flown.” Laura also was deeply spiritual. Whenever she transferred to a new town, one of the first things she did was look for a local church, said the Rev. Eric Thomas, who recalled meeting Laura when she was just 5days old. “Holding her here and praying to God that she would follow the right path, I believed from that fateful day that Jesus preceded her,” said Thomas of Christ Community Church in Winnetka, where the service was held. Laura’s husband, Navy Lt. Jeff Mankey, cried but also laughed Saturday as he recalled his wife’s sunny disposition. Not even a rainstorm could ruin the good times during the couple’s recent Fourth of July picnic. “Oh my gosh, we could have a picnic on the living room floor,” he said, recalling his wife’s reaction when the day’s sun turned into a downpour. “She was willing to try anything.” Though their assignments often separated them, their hearts were never far apart. “We fell asleep on the phone, then (would) wake up and still be connected,” Mankey said. Brother Gene Berwager called his sister a friend and his hero. “Laura was really an achiever,” he said. “She achieved everything that she set out to do. Everything that she did in life was for the good of others.” At her wedding, Gene Berwager recalled dropping his tough older-brother persona to dance with his sister. “Did you know that you’re holding me?” he recalled asking her the moment they hit the dance floor. “You never held me before.” The siblings did manage to make up for lapsed hugs, and Gene offered advice for others. “Make sure you give ’em hugs,” he said. “You never know if it is going to be your last one.” eugene.tong@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Video: Arsenal youngster produces sublime flick during Under-19 game with PSV

first_imgGedion Zelalem has been making waves in Arsenal’s academy for a few years now, and it’s easy to see why.The 18-year-old midfielder produced a cheeky flick to get away from his marker during the Gunners Under-19s’ match with PSV Eindhoven over the weekend.The USA Under-20 international has been in fine form during the Durban Under-19 International Cup, but was powerless to stop his side falling to a 1-0 defeat.last_img

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Newcastle star admits Champions League ambition

first_img Moussa Sissoko Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has revealed he wants to play in the Champions League – but is committed to the club for now.The France international has been linked with Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain in the past but stayed put in the summer.The 26-year-old has now revealed he wants to play in the Champions League, even though he is content at St James’ Park for now.“I hope to play in the Champions League one day. Newcastle did everything to keep me [in the summer],” Sissoko told Canal+.“Yes of course [I want to continue with Newcastle], I have a contract with them and I want to continue. Lots of things could happen but I leave my agent to deal with all that.“We are not in the right position in the league, we know it.” 1last_img

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KENNETH McDONAGH’S NORTHERN LIGHTS UPDATE

first_imgBY KENNETH MC DONAGH NORTHERN LIGHTS (AURORA BOREALIS) – 18/1/12UPDATE FOR TONIGHT – 8:19 PMCloud cover tonight will not be as bad as last night giving you star gazers looking to catch the northern lights a better chance of getting a glimpse of them. Last night there were reports of them in the skies over Donegal in Ardara, Malin Head and Convoy. Anyone that does spot anything in the sky please take a photo and send it on to info@donegaldaily.com so it can be confirmed.Thursday night is said to be the big night for them with a coronal mass ejection (CME) heading mainly for Venus might deliver a glancing blow to our plant, too, on Jan. 19th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras when the cloud arrives says spaceweather.com__________________________________________ INFO ON AURORA BOREALIS (NORTHERN LIGHTS)__________________________________________– Look North to a Northwest direction.– Get to high ground make sure there is no town lights blocking your view out in to the distance to the North and Northwest.– If your up in north Donegal or from Derry head to from Pollan Beach in Ballyliffin, Inishowen, or Malin head best chances of seen them.– Make sure of clear sky’s in the area. – wrap up and stay warm.KEEP TUNED TO THE DONEGAL WEATHER CHANNEL FOR MORE NEWS ON THE LIGHTSKENNETH McDONAGH’S NORTHERN LIGHTS UPDATE was last modified: January 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Ardaraconvoydonegal northern lightsMalin Headnorthern lights donegallast_img read more

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ESB SET TO RECRUIT 300 NEW APPRENTICES

first_imgESB has announced that applications to the prestigious ESB Apprenticeship Programme are now open in line with its announcement last year to recruit over 300 apprentices between 2015 and 2020.This year could see ESB recruit up to another 100 apprentices, some of them based here in County Donegal.The majority of the apprenticeships this year will be electrical with a small number HGV mechanic apprenticeships. Applications are open online from today until Monday April 4th. ESB is well-known for its high-quality apprenticeships which result in qualifications in the electrical and mechanical trades.The ESB Apprenticeship Programme is a keystone for ESB in ensuring that the company maintains the level of skills available for the maintenance and enhancement of Ireland’s electricity system.Based at the ESB Networks Training Centre in Portlaoise, the electrical apprentices will complete four apprentice training levels totalling 23 weeks training in addition to state training. The four levels in our training centre aim to inspire safety and quality standards in the business.Speaking about the announcement, ESB Chief Executive Pat O’Doherty said: “Apprenticeships are an invaluable and very effective means of developing high quality skills needed in a modern economy. ESB has been very well served by the existing apprenticeship system and Irish industry and businesses can greatly benefit by the expansion of apprenticeships into other sectors of the economy.” Applicants are invited to apply to the ESB Apprenticeship Programme online at https://esb.ie/careers/apply-now by Monday April 4 th. ESB SET TO RECRUIT 300 NEW APPRENTICES was last modified: March 18th, 2016 by John2Share 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:apprenticeshipsESBlast_img read more

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WOMAN WHO OPERATED TEXT-A-GETAWAY SERVICE WAS ‘UNDER GANG’S SPELL’

first_imgNicole Gibson who had the charges against her struck out.A young woman who operated a text-a-getaway driver service for burglars was the victim of other gang members, a court has been told.Nicole Gibson, 21, offered criminals her services to help them make a clean getaway after robberies across Co Donegal in February 2012. She helped move a range of stolen goods including a motorbike and copper wire worth thousands of euro in her own car.Gibson, a trainee hairdresser from Raphoe, even hooked up a trailer to her car to transport the goods to a scrap metal yard.Gibson appeared in court again today after a court ordered a probation on her.A previous sitting of Letterkenny District Court heard Gibson was charged with three different incidents including break-ins at a school and private housesShe responded to the requests in removing stolen goods on three occasions which were before the courts, including a robbery at Royal & Prior school in Raphoe.“She would be at home and would get a text message to pick people up,” said Garda Eoin Waters.In the case of the school, she had hooked up a trailer to her car to make off with garden equipment stolen from the premises including an expensive Kawasaki quad.On two other occasions – in Manorcunningham and St Johnston – she collected criminals and thousands of euro worth of copper stolen from houses under construction in the area.Garda Waters revealed that €3,300 worth of copper was stolen in the incidents – and €700 worth of damage done to the properties.Gibson, whose address in court was given as Meadow Hill, Raphoe, but who now lives at The Green, Convoy, would then distribute the cash from the sold metals to the thieves.“The copper was sold to a scrapyard in Derry,” said Garda Waters.The tools from the school heist were later recovered by the PSNI, he said.Gardai had launched an investigation into the thefts which took place in February 2012.Assistance from the public had identified that Gibson’s getaway car had been seen in the areas around the time of the thefts which took place over a period of six days. When she was questioned she admitted her role in the crimes.At the time Judge Paul Kelly described the incidents as “extremely serious”.Pleading for leniency solicitor for the accused, Kieran Dillon said his client was the victim of other gang members.“She was used by other people and is still in recovery from a very serious incident when she was younger. She fell under their spell and became involved in things she regrets. She had a very good upbringing up until this time,” he said.The court heard that Gibson has not come to Garda attention since the robberies and now wanted to go onto third level education and become a social worker.Judge Paul Kelly said he had read the probation report and it spoke very favourably of Ms Gibson and the unlikely event of her reoffending.He struck out all matters against Ms Gibson and remarked that he was aware that she had paid a sum of compensation.WOMAN WHO OPERATED TEXT-A-GETAWAY SERVICE WAS ‘UNDER GANG’S SPELL’ was last modified: April 28th, 2014 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:courtdonegalGardaLETETRKENNYNicole GibsonRaphoerobberiestextlast_img read more

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Agencies OK 25-year plan on water risk

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The new plan will be submitted to the state Department of Water Resources and the California State Library. Copies will be available for review at CLWA headquarters, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus, and at local public libraries. Opposing the plan were the Sierra Club, the California Water Impact Network and the Santa Clarita Valley Well Owners Association, who say officials overestimated the supply, included water from banking methods being challenged in court and failed to gather data on the water drawn from private wells. SANTA CLARITA – The Castaic Lake Water Agency board has approved an updated planning document outlining the anticipated water supply and whether it can meet the demand over the next 25 years. The Newhall County Water District, a water retailer, also approved the plan. The boards of the CLWA, the region’s water wholesaler, and the Newhall district met jointly Wednesday night for votes on the Santa Clarita Valley 2005 Urban Water Management Plan, a document at the crux of a debate on whether there is enough water for expected growth. State law requires that water suppliers prepare a new management plan every five years to project demand and supply over the next two decades. Santa Clarita’s plan goes five years beyond the mandate. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Center gets teens in shape

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – Physical education just doesn’t get any better than this.Before this school year got under way at Lakeside Middle School, eighth-grader Andrew Chaidez said PE class was boring.“Basically, you’d go outside and run,” the 13-year-old said.But with Tuesday’s unveiling of the school’s new Fitness Academy, PE has taken on a whole new meaning for the 800 students in grades six through eight who attend Lakeside.The school received a $175,000 federal grant last year to establish the campus fitness center, located in a new, air-conditioned portable classroom that includes dance machines, stationary bikes, stairsteppers and several other exercise machines.With almost half of young people aged 12-21 not participating in vigorous physical activity on a regular basis, the goal of the grant was to provide money to initiate, expand and improve physical education programs.And it’s already working, said PE teacher Donna Barrett. “It’s like Christmas morning for Lakeside,” Barrett told guests at Tuesday’s grand-opening ceremony. “All of the equipment in there is absolutely incredible.”Chaidez was one of dozens of students who were working out on the machines as guests looked on.His favorite is the VASA trainer, an exercise machine used to train swimmers that helps develop upper-body strength.“In here, you can do all sorts of exercises, and it’s fun,” Chaidez said. “Exercise doesn’t stress you out so much when you do it this way.”Principal Sandy Sanders said each PE class will get a certain amount of time inside the fitness center each day.And because the grant is supposed to be used to help students meet K-12 standards in physical education, Sanders said a new Fitness Club will be created for students who are the most overweight and unfit. “We’re going to target the ones who need it the most,” she said. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051last_img read more

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