After winless season, McIlroy plots return to top of golf

first_imgView comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours McIlroy said he will not start hitting balls again until the end of November, and will focus on rehab and “getting my body right.” A rib injury sustained at the SA Open in January forced him to have six weeks off, and the problem resurfaced at times.Putting and wedge play have been his biggest weaknesses this year, said McIlroy, who added that “basically all areas of my game could get a little bit better.”McIlroy turned pro in 2007 and failed to win a title the following year. Since 2009, he has won 21 titles worldwide.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES How to help the Taal evacuees Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy on the 17th tee, during day three of Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns, St. Andrews, England, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Three courses stage the tournament, Kingsbarns, Carnoustie and the Old Course at St. Andrews. APST. ANDREWS, Scotland — After completing only the second winless season of his 10-year professional career, Rory McIlroy will put his clubs away for six weeks and plot a way to regain his aura of old.McIlroy finished a frustrating, injury-hit 2017 season with an even-par 72 at St. Andrews in his final round at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Nadal wins 6th title of year in Beijing; Garcia beats Halep DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It summed up my whole of 2017: Not much happening,” McIlroy said. “Couldn’t get out of neutral.”Former top-ranked McIlroy, who has had two spells out of action this year because of injury, has dropped to No. 6 in the world — behind players like 24-year-old Americans Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas and rising Spanish star Jon Rahm, who is age 22. The last of McIlroy’s four majors came at the PGA Championship in 2014.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I feel I’m a much better player than I was in 2011 and 2012, when I was able to win a couple of majors,” the 28-year-old McIlroy said. “I feel I can do better than that in the next 10 years and that’s why these next three months are very important for me to put some really good things in place, step away and just reassess where I’m at and where I need to be.“The landscape of the game has changed a bit since I started to win majors. You have young, hungry guys now who are fearless and playing the game how I basically came out and played a few years go. It’s about gaining an advantage again here and there. Just reassessing everything and making sure I’m not leaving any stone unturned and do everything I can to get back to (being) the best player in the world.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Aubameyang, Lacazette double act offers hope for Arsenal

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal’s French striker Alexandre Lacazette celebrates at Cardiff © AFP / Geoff CADDICKNEWCASTLE, United Kingdom, Sep 14 – Unai Emery is set to unleash Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Newcastle on Saturday as the Arsenal manager looks to maintain his side’s free-scoring revival.The Premier League season may be only a few weeks old, but Emery is beginning to get his feet under the table at the Emirates Stadium after succeeding Arsene Wenger. The Gunners began with defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea before getting the better of West Ham and then Cardiff.The first two fixtures saw Emery begin with Gabon star Aubameyang as his starting striker and French forward Lacazette come on in the second half, at the expense of a midfielder.It was a similar story against West Ham in Arsenal’s third match.Lacazette came on for Alex Iwobi at half-time but with a much more tangible result: Arsenal looked far more potent with the Frenchman on the pitch and went on to seal a 3-1 victory — Emery’s first as Gunners boss.Both forwards started in the 3-2 win at Cardiff before the international break, forming a lively double act to grab their first goals of the season.Lacazette’s 81st-minute strike proved decisive in Arsenal’s second victory under Emery.So will the pair continue at St James’ Park on Saturday?Emery, who played Lacazette as the main striker and pushed Aubameyang to the left at Cardiff, is unlikely to go fully retro with a 4-4-2 formation but gave no indication that he intended to bench one of his superstar forwards.“I am very happy with the last two victories in the Premier League and also with the performances,” he said when asked if both might start.“I want to push every player to be okay to help the team if for one minute, 30 minutes or half time or 90 minutes.”– No panic –A fully-functioning Lacazette-Aubameyang partnership is clearly bad news for Danny Welbeck though.The former Manchester United striker is one of an increasing number of England internationals whose minutes on the pitch at club level are diminishing alarmingly.Welbeck came off the bench for the final 25 minutes against West Ham and scored a game-clinching third goal but was rewarded with just the last six minutes at Cardiff.He can’t have enjoyed his international break too much either.First Welbeck saw a goal in Saturday’s home loss to Spain harshly ruled out in stoppage time just seconds after coming on.Welbeck followed that up with a lacklustre first hour as a starter in the 1-0 friendly win over Switzerland on Tuesday and knows he will be back on the bench at best once again this weekend.Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has rather different problems going into the Arsenal match, but insists there is no need to panic despite a winless start that has deposited the Magpies in the relegation zone.Just a single point has been garnered from four Premier League games in addition to a League Cup exit against second tier Nottingham Forest, but the Spaniard is remaining calm ahead of the Gunners’ visit.“When the fixtures came out the reality was that we knew they were very difficult and that our start could be something like this,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Signing William Carvalho would be a great coup for Arsenal, claims Hamilton

first_imgThe signing of highly-rated Portugal midfielder William Carvalho would represent a fantastic conclusion to Arsenal’s summer transfer activity, according to World Soccer editor Gavin Hamilton.The Gunners have been linked with a £24million bid for the 22-year-old, as manager Arsene Wenger continues his hunt for a defensive midfielder this summer.Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin and Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira are also reported targets, but it seems the north London side have now turned their attention to Carvalho, who enjoyed an impressive breakthrough season for Sporting Lisbon and the Portugal national side last term.Manchester’s United and City have also been reported admirers of the versatile starlet, and Hamilton believes securing his signature would be quite a coup for Arsenal.“If the move happens, Arsenal will be getting a terrific player in William Carvalho,” he told Kick Off.“He’s not been on the scene for very long, this time last year he was just on the fringes of Sporting’s first-team, but he came in last season and by the autumn he was in Portugal’s national side.“He was in the squad for the World Cup and while he didn’t start the first two games, many were saying they would have fared better in Brazil if he had.“He’s very highly-rated, very versatile and very mobile. Man City were linked with him a lot last season, but if Arsenal pay the money they’ll get a very good player.“It’ll be a very interesting transfer for the Gunners, they’ve already splashed the cash on Sanchez and done some good business in bringing in Calum Chambers and Mathieu Debuchy in defence so a top class midfielder would complete the set.”last_img read more

Guardiola to deploy a 4-1-4-1? Predicted Bayern Munich XI v Juventus

first_img 11 23. Arturo Vidal (holding midfield) 27. David Alaba (left back) 11 21. Philipp Lahm (right back) 11 29. Kingsley Coman (right wing) 11 11 25. Thomas Muller (attacking midfield) 6. Thiago Alcantara (attacking midfield) 11 1. Manuel Neuer (goalkeeper) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 32. Joshua Kimmich (centre back) 11 Bayern Munich v Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League, kick off 19:45 GMT, is live on talkSPORT 2. For details on how to retune your radio, click here.The first-leg finished 2-2 in Turin – with last season’s finalists staging a stunning second-half comeback from two goals down to draw level – leaving all to be played for in the second-leg at the Allianz Arena.Pep Guardiola is still without injured defensive trio Holger Badstuber, Javi Martinez and Jerome Boateng for the home tie, so youngster Joshua Kimmich, 21, is expected to continue his role in the heart of the defence.But who else might start in Germany?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Bayern XI v Juve by viewing the slideshow above. 9. Robert Lewandowski (striker) 11. Douglas Costa (left wing) 11 11 11 5. Medhi Benatia (centre back) last_img read more


first_imgBeautiful LisbonYou won’t even have to make a trek to the Airport for a cruise this year, in fact you will be picked up by luxury coach in most parts of Ireland.Donegal based Travel Company JMG Travel and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have joined forces yet again to offer a 10-night exclusive cruise to Portugal, Spain & Gibraltar, departing from Dublin port in September 2013.Family-owned JMG Travel is the tour operating division of well known Donegal transport company McGinley Coach Travel and started to charter and offer cruise holidays in 2011. Fred. Olsen’s 880-guest cruise ship, Boudicca, is a modestly-sized, traditional style ship, with an excellent range of facilities and a friendly and relaxed onboard atmosphere. The ship and its crew offer a welcoming ‘home for home’ aboard that will appeal to Irish holidaymakers.The attractive itinerary begins with a relaxing cruise from Dublin on the evening of 13th September 2013, and a leisurely two days at sea; guests onboard have time to settle in and explore the ship, joining in with the many activities, watching live entertainment, or enjoying onboard lectures.The live entertainment will offer a great mix of music, comedy and cabaret, including some traditional Irish entertainment and music from Irish bands such as the Brose Walsh Band and Johnny Mullens.The first port of call is Lisbon, the attractive and compact Portuguese capital. Spread over seven hills on the north of the River Tagus, it offers a delightful mix of palaces, churches and art nouveau cafés, gardens and castles to delight the visitor. After a pleasant day here, Boudicca cruises on to Portimăo, in southern Portugal, at the heart of the popular Algarve. This is a famous fishing port, with pretty streets and gardens to explore, where fresh-caught sardines are grilled and served in the many street cafés.The next port of call is the great seaport of Cadiz in Spain. Set on a peninsula, almost surrounded by water, Cadiz was an important trading port from the times of the Phoenicians.It has a Moorish old town, with cobbled streets and white-washed houses, a fine cathedral and several excellent museums. The next port is Gibraltar, with its towering Rock; a tour here is a fascinating experience, taking visitors right to the top of the Rock to explore the stunning caves and meet the infamous Barbary Apes.It is also a great place for duty free shopping, or you can take a boat trip out to sea looking for dolphins.Another relaxing day at sea follows, then Boudicca reaches another great Spanish port; Vigo in Galicia. Also known as the ‘city of olives’ Vigo is set in one of Iberia’s most beautiful landscapes. It was originally a Roman port (its name comes from the Latin ‘Vicus’), and has a picturesque old town and spacious squares, with pleasant cafés and bars. A final day at sea brings Boudicca back to Dublin, where she docks in the early morning.Prices for this attractive cruise start from €1,184 per person, based on two adults sharing an inside, twin cabin, Grade ‘I. The price includes the en-suite accommodation, all meals on board, entertainment, including talks and lectures, port taxes and all gratuities; it also includes the coach transfers provided to and from Dublin by McGinley Coach Travel.Find out more about this cruise by visiting or by calling on 074-9135201.LUXURY ‘NO FLY’ CRUISE TO PORTUGAL AND SPAIN DIRECT FROM DONEGAL was last modified: April 22nd, 2013 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:LUXURY ‘NO FLY’ CRUISE TO PORTUGAL AND SPAIN DIRECT FROM DONEGALlast_img read more

Signing day updates: Green, Holland pick USC

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Green, whose cousin is former USC backup quarterback Brandon Hance, passed for 1,527 yards and 14 touchdowns and rushed for 945 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior. He quarterbacked Notre Dame to Southern Section Div. III titles in 2003 and 2004 and the championship game this year. Recruiting interest in Green spiked this month after his strong performance in the CaliFlorida Bowl. He received offers from Nebraska and Texas A&M but elected not to take recruiting visits to those schools. Later Wednesday, Taft wide receiver Jamere Holland also announced he would sign with USC. Crespi of Encino defensive lineman Sione Fua announced on Wednesday night that he will sign a letter of intent with Stanford University, choosing the Cardinal over Oregon and BYU. Fua is also a top offensive lineman, and received late interest from USC at that position, but he turned the Trojans down because they did not accomodate his desire to go on a Mormon mission after his freshman year. Fua will be going to Stanford as a defensive lineman though and could play right away as the Cardinal had heavy losses on its defensive line due to graduation. “Academics was the biggest part of my decision,” Fua said. “I just thought to myself, if I wasn’t going to play football, what school would I want to be at and it was Stanford. I think it will open a lot of doors for me after I get there.” Ealier Wednesday, Palmdale High quarterback Rodney Trimm signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of South Dakota. ”We’re pretty excited over here,” said Palmdale coach Jeff Williams said. ”He did a great job.” Not even the solitude of a three-day retreat in Malibu made Garrett Green’s decision any earlier. The Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks senior agonized over his college decision well into signing day on Wednesday. In the end, the 6-foot-2 quarterback chose USC over UCLA. ”It was the hardest decision ever because both schools had so much to offer,” Green’s mother Kimber Westmore said. “We just said to him, ‘Bottom line, in your heart, where do you think you’re supposed to be, where do you really see yourself?’ And he said, ‘USC.’ So we’re thrilled about it.” His parents brought all three letters of intent to Green, at the school retreat, around 2 p.m. on Wednesday so he could make his final decision. Green, who also considered Harvard, then called all three of the coaching staffs to inform them of his decision. Trimm passed for 1,709 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior. Williams added that wide receiver Tyreace House, would not be signing anywhere on Wednesday. House, who is being recruited by UNLV, Fresno State and Washington, has some academic issues he needs to straighten out. But Williams believes he’ll be able to fix those issue by the end of the month. ”He’s probably going to be a late-period recruit,” Williams said of House. ”But there’s still a lot of schools hat are interested in him.” LOCAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS ON NATIONAL SIGNING DAY DELPHIC Name Pos. Ht Wt High School College Elliott Battle DB 5-9 160 Campbell Hall Air Force Sam Weinberger LB 6-2 210 Campbell Hall Stanford DEL REY Name Pos. Ht Wt High School College Sione Fua OL/DL 6-2 295 Crespi Stanford University Matt Wabby QB 6-3 205 Crespi Announcing tonight FOOTHILL Name Pos. Ht Wt High School College Michael Herrick QB 6-1 175 Valencia Mississippi Tyler Lyon QB 6-5 215 Hart Arizona GOLDEN Name Pos. Ht Wt High School College Andre Crenshaw RB/DB 5-10 170 Antelope Valley Oregon D’Andre Goodwin DB/WR 6-0 170 Antelope Valley Washington Spencer Johnson OL 6-6 250 Antelope Valley Utah State Allan Mohan LB 6-1 210 Antelope Valley Sacramento State Rodney Trimm QB 6-0 160 Palmdale South Dakota MARMONTE Name Pos. Ht Wt High School College Lorne Bell WR 5-11 185 Simi Valley Fresno State Matt Luft WR/DB 6-5 200 Thousand Oaks Harvard Jeff Miller DE 6-6 250 Westlake UCLA MISSION Name Pos. Ht Wt High School College Kai Forbath K/P 6-0 185 Notre Dame UCLA Rodney Glass RB/DB 5-11 170 Notre Dame Arizona State Garrett Green QB/DB 6-2 190 Notre Dame USC OLYMPIC Name Pos. Ht Wt High School College Cory Elmore OL/DL 6-5 251 Grace Brethren Arizona Rick Elmore DE 6-5 235 Grace Brethren Arizona Jake Dean OL 6-4 272 Paraclete UCLA PACIFIC VIEW Name Pos. Ht Wt High School College Sean Creadick WR 6-2 195 Camarillo UC Davis Jacob Manuel DL 6-3 260 Rio Mesa San Diego State TRI-VALLEY Name Pos. Ht Wt High School College Matt Alexander DB/WR 6-3 190 Oak Park Air Force Joe Dembesky OL/DL 6-5 270 Oaks Christian Stanford VALLEY MISSION Name Pos. Ht Wt High School College C.J. Gable RB/DB 5-11 180 Sylmar USC WEST VALLEY Name Pos. Ht Wt High School College Cornorris Atkins WR 6-3 210 Cleveland Washington State Andre Harris RB 6-0 220 Taft Idaho Jamere Holland WR/DB 6-1 175 Taft USC Chris Wellington WR 6-3 180 Taft Nevada UCLA RECRUITING CLASS Name Pos. Ht./Wt. High School Hometown Austin, Terrence WR 5-11, 175 Poly Long Beach Bennett, Brandon OL 6-4, 335 Bishop Amat La Puente Carter, David DE 6-3, 240 Kaiser Fontana Dean, Jake OL 6-4, 261 Paraclete Lancaster Ekbatani, Nick (JC) OL 6-5, 290 L.A. Harbor Wilmington Forbath, Kai K 6-0, 175 Notre Dame Sherman Oaks Johnson, Dominique WR 6-4, 205 Valley View Moreno Valley Keane, Andy OL/DL 6-2, 269 Palm Springs Palm Springs Kia, Micah OL 6-5, 295 Mililani Mililani, HI McGee, Jeremy ATH 5-10, 171 Karr/McKinley New Orleans, LA Miller, Jeff DE 6-6, 250 Westlake Westlake Village Moline, Chane RB 6-1, 240 Mission Viejo Mission Viejo Ramirez, Christian ATH 6-2, 195 Imperial Imperial Rush, Dylan DE 6-3, 240 Konawaena Kealakekua, HI Savage, Darius DT 6-4, 315 Morse San Diego Sheller, Sean OL 6-4, 260 Walnut Walnut Siewierski, Jerzy DT 6-3, 300 Reed Sparks, NV Stokes, Reginald DE 6-3, 228 Carver Montgomery, AL Tevaga, Sonny OL 6-4, 364 Dominguez Compton Umodu, Tobi LB 5-11, 220 South Hills Covina Verner, Alterraun ATH 5-10, 161 Mayfair Lakewood Yount, Christian LS 6-1, 225 Tesoro Las Flores REST OF CLASS Name Pos Ht Wt School Hometown Kenny Ashley RB 5-8 210 Venice Los Angeles Walker Lee Ashley DL 6-5 310 Eden Prairie (Minn.) Eden Prairie David Ausberry WR 6-5 215 Lemoore Lemoore Allen Bradford LB/S 6-0, 230 Colton C.J. Gable CB 6-1, 190 Sylmar Garrett Green QB 6-2 200 Notre Dame Chatsworth Stanley Havili FB 6-1 220 Cottonwood Salt Lake City (Utah) Zack Heberer OL 6-5 285 San Pedro San Pedro Jamere Holland WR 6-1 180 Taft Pacoima Stafon Johnson RB 6-1, 210 Dorsey Butch Lewis DL 6-7 300 Regis Jesuit Denver (Colo.) Vincent Joseph CB 5-10 185 LB Poly Long Beach Taylor Mays S 6-4, 225 O’Dea (Wash.) Anthony McCoy TE 6-5 240 Bullard Fresno Emmanuel Moody RB 6-1 195 Coppell Coppell (Texas) Michael Morgan LB 6-2 200 Skyline Dallas (Texas) Alex Parsons DL 6-4 260 Woodbridge Irvine Travon Patterson WR 5-11 180 LB Poly Long Beach Antwine Perez S 6-2, 200 Wilson (N.J) Alfred Rowe S 6-1 195 LB Poly Long Beach Derek Simmons DL 6-4 275 Armijo Suisun Joshua Tatum LB 6-1 225 McClymonds San Pablo Gerald Washington TE 6-6 255 Chaffey JC Vallajo Shareece Wright CB 6-1 185 Colton Colton BOYS SOCCER Name Pos. High School College Chance Myers D/M Thousand Oaks UCLA GIRLS SOCCER Name Pos. High School College Jessica Gordon F Village Christian San Diego St. Betsy Kyle M Saugus Baylor Ali Riley F Harvard-Westlake Stanford Bree Thornton F L.A. Baptist Missouri Most universities have not announced signings.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

Whittier district classes lauded

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Two programs in the Whittier Union High School District, which serves about about 13,000 students in grades nine through 12, are being highlighted on the California Department of Education’s Web site. The programs are among 18 model remediation programs listed on the site for high school students who have failed one or both portions of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), which seniors must pass in order to graduate. “We have had great success in increasing the passage rate on the CAHSEE,” said Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson. So far, about 98 percent of this year’s seniors at the district’s five regular high schools have passed the exit exam, while only 43 out of 2,337 have not passed, officials said. “By being proactive in providing quality instruction and early substantive intervention, the district has been successful in getting our diverse student population through the CAHSEE in high percentages,” she added. One of the district’s programs highlighted on the state education department Web site features intensive, highly personalized tutoring under the supervision of a teacher specifically assigned to CAHSEE intervention. The second involves “parallel” classes, which are taken in lieu of an elective and in addition to regular English and math classes, officials said. The classes are aimed at sophomores in danger of not passing the CAHSEE, and juniors or seniors who did not pass the exam’s math or English portions. “Although we have a small number of students who haven’t passed the high school exit exam, we are striving to make sure every senior can cross the stage and get their high school diploma,” said school board President Alex Morales. Meanwhile, school board Vice President Leighton Anderson was in Washington, D.C., this week as part of a Federal Issues Council delegation organized by the California School Boards Association. Anderson met with representatives of the White House, the U.S. Departments of Education and Agriculture and others about key issues affecting California’s more than 6 million public-school students. The group advocated for reform of the No Child Left Behind Act, reauthorization of Head Start programs, and increased special-education funding, among others things. As part of the FIC delegation, Anderson said he was able to give a “unique perspective on how the decisions made in Washington affect children throughout California.” “I think the people we talked to in the administration and the congressional staff seemed to appreciate what we had to say,” added Anderson, a local attorney. “There are many issues that need to be considered, especially when the main federal legislation – NCLB – comes up for reauthorization in another year or so.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051last_img read more


first_imgWhat a difference a day makes. Last Sunday the weather in Dunfanaghy was unbelievable. It was superb. Yet on Saturday when Lady President’s day was supposed to be run the rain was so bad it had to be cancelled.Lady President’s day is postponed to a later date to be decided.On Wednesday the Open was won by Anthony Doherty with a superb score of 40 points. Second place was decided on BOT with Neil McGinley coming out on top with 38 points just managing to beat Noel Maguire. More about Neil McGinley later. The gross prize went as usual to Donal Boyle. The Lady President’s day was cancelled due to the persistent rain on the day.On Sunday you would not believe it was only a day later as the sun was out and there was very little wind. The conditions were ready for a great score even with the rough as it is and this came true when Frank Crumlish came home with a really great score of 43 points.Neil McGinley who was convinced he has not been putting well over the last few weeks just managed yet again to come home in second place with another great score of 40 points. Neil has featured a lot in recent competitions and his play has been really steady. Neil was putting superbly throughout the day holing putts from all over the greens. The greens were in a superb condition as was the entire course. Third place went to Tim Ryan with 39 points on BOT and Daniel Gallagher for the second time in a week won the Gross prize.The draw has been made for the Challenge Cup and some very interesting matches are coming up. Daniel Gallagher, in form at the moment meets big Paul Smyth. There are also a couple of battles coming up between a few of the Ulster Cup players. I will keep you updated.This is a busy week ahead as Brian Dolan’s President’s day is on Saturday. Timesheet in operation. This is a Stableford Competition with a nine-hole playoff to decide the winner.Results:Wednesday 12th June: Gents Open Singles Stableford1st: Anthony Doherty 40 2nd: Neil Mc Ginley 38 BOTGross: Donal Boyle 363rd: Noel Maguire 38CSS: 36 pts Saturday 15th June: Lady President’s DayNo results due to the inclement weather. Lady President’s Day is to be re-scheduled to a later date.Sunday 16th June: Gents Club Singles Stableford1st: Frank Crumlish 432nd: Neil Mc Ginley 40Gross: Daniel Gallagher 353rd: Tim Ryan 39 BOTCSS: 37 ptsTuesday is the President’s day to the Ladies, which is the start of a week’s competitions.Thursday is President’s Mixed foursomes and there is a scramble on Friday at 4.30 pm.Saturday is President’s Day.GOLF NEWS – FRANK CRUMLISH WINS IN DUNFANAGHY was last modified: June 18th, 2013 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:DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgHOLIDAY HAIR OR CHRISTAL TIPS – YOU DECIDE1. Should you colour your hair before going on holiday?The general consensus is that it’s best to colour your hair at least two or three weeks before holidaying. It’s more important to protect your hair, particularly coloured, with specialist products with UV guard to prevent fading and leaving you with that straw-like special holiday look. 2. What’s the big deal about protecting hair from the sun?Take the time to buy at least one good product to protect your hair from sun damage. It will make a huge difference when you return and you won’t need to spend two or three months trying to get your hair back into condition.UV rays break down the hair’s protein leaving it dry and brittle. Add chlorine and sea salt to the mix and you have a serious Christal Tipps vibe going on.Try a spray of Mark Hill Holiday Hair Cover Up! Protection Spray 50ml. €8.49 available from Boots 3. How can I avoid the frizz?One of the best ways to help banish frizz is to rinse your hair with fresh water before you go into the pool or sea.However, in hot and humid conditions and a change in water, you may need a little more help so use a conditioner or hydrating mask before you go on holiday. A smoothing cream before drying your hair will also help to fight the frizz. John Frieda Frizz – Ease Original Hair Serum 50 ml €7.05 instantly smoothes texture and adds shine. Perfect for dry, frizzy, permed, or coloured hair.There have also been good reviews of Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Frizz Remedy €4.39.4. Which hair style on holiday? The advice is less is more. Try not to over style your hair and instead keep it simple. Use hair clips, headbands and scarves to tame hair and enjoy a relaxed style – side pony tails, easy loose waves look so much more fun than complicated up-dos.5. Add volume to a flop?A really good holiday hair essential is BATISTE DRY SHAMPOO ORIGINAL – CLEAN AND CLASSIC 200ml. €2.00. It adds volume and texture and is a quick and easy way to give holiday hair a bit of oomph. The dry shampoo helps to absorb moisture from your scalp and give lift to the roots.LIFESTYLE: HOLIDAY HAIR OR CHRISTAL TIPPS – YOU DECIDE was last modified: June 25th, 2013 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:LIFESTYLE: HOLIDAY HAIR OR CHRISTAL TIPPS – YOU DECIDElast_img read more

Crackdown to keep SA roads safe

first_imgTraffic police are out in numbers to crackviolations during the December holidays.(Image: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Logan MaistrySpokespersonDepartment of Transport+27 83 6444 050Bongani NkosiTraffic officers have inspected more than 2-million vehicles on South Africa’s roads in the last two months, and they have a challenge to up their efforts throughout December 2010.The Department of Transport has resolved to stop and search no less than a million cars and drivers in a bid to curb traffic violations and carnage on the country’s roads this festive season.South Africa records about 16 000 deaths from car accidents each year, according to the department, with the holiday periods in December and over Easter claiming the greatest number of lives.Officers have therefore intensified operations as part of the Make Roads Safe campaign, which the department launched in November.Over the last two months officials have also issued more than 500 000 fines across the country for various traffic offences.“As we head towards the December holidays, traffic enforcement will be intensified and absolutely no mercy will be shown to road users who break the rules,” Minister of Transport S’bu Ndebele said in a statement issued recently.There’s a strong focus on drunk driving, which results in immediate arrest. More than 2 200 such offenders were arrested in October for driving while under the influence, the department said.Speedsters won’t be spared either. A KwaZulu-Natal man, 53-year-old Farouk Ebrahim Patel, was fined R20 000 (US$2 800) on 29 November for speeding at 197km/h in a 120km/h zone.Motorists who drive more than 30km/h above the limit within a residential area, or 40km/h above the limit on a freeway, face having their driving licences suspended for six months.Unroadworthy vehicles will be taken off the road as a precautionary measure.Traffic officers have been assigned to conduct unannounced blitzes to crack down on reckless drivers, said the department.“We call upon road users to ensure vehicle and driver fitness, drive with their head lamps on at all times, wear your seatbelts, do not drink and drive and adhere to the prescribed speed limits,” said Ndebele.“Pedestrians and cyclists must wear bright clothes at all times when using the roads.”The department has long identified fatigue as one of the root causes of accidents, and urges motorists to rest every 200km.Aarto delayPart of the department’s clampdown is the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) demerit system, which it hopes to introduce in the near future. It had planned to implement the system earlier in 2010, but opposition from different organisations has caused delays.Motorists will be suspended from driving for three months if they accumulate 12 demerits for breaking traffic rules, according to the Aarto regulations, which have been approved by parliament.If a motorist’s licence is suspended three times, he or she will be banned from driving indefinitely.Certain taxi drivers and the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union are heavily opposed to the system, as they fear it could result in job losses.The department has resolved to extend consultation with opposing bodies before implementing Aarto, which it believes will inspire responsible driving habits.last_img read more