Pettersen grabs headlines, lead on Day 2 of British

first_imgTURNBERRY, Scotland – If the first day of the Women’s British Open was all about Donald Trump, the second day belonged to Suzann Pettersen. The Norwegian took a two-stroke lead into the weekend after being one of just two players to break 70 in a soggy second round at Turnberry that left many in the 144-woman field scurrying for shelter and bemoaning the un-summerlike conditions. Out at 6.41 a.m. Friday in the second group, Pettersen shot a 3-under 69 for a score that only looked better and better as a grueling day on the wind-beaten Ailsa links wore on. Maria McBride of Sweden was the only player to beat Pettersen’s score with a bogey-free 66 but was still way off the pace after an opening-round 79. ”I was in 100 percent control of the ball, the flight, the spin, everything you need to do in conditions like this,” said the sixth-ranked Pettersen, who called it one of the best rounds of her career. ”It felt like I was pulling off every shot I was standing over.” Pettersen’s 7-under 137 put her two shots clear of a quartet tied for second that included Lydia Ko, who shot a 73 in some of the worst conditions in the afternoon, when the winds swirled and gusted up to 25 mph. ”I was eating my sandwich – my bread was getting wet in the rain,” said the 18-year-old Ko, who wore four layers of clothes, hand warmers and ear muffs at times during her round. And Pettersen’s 69? ”Pretty amazing,” Ko said. Teresa Lu (71) of Taiwan and South Korean pair So Yeon Ryu (72) and Jin-Young Ko (70) were also on 5 under with Ko, who is trying to become the youngest winner of a major. Top-ranked Inbee Park, seeking to complete the career sweep of the majors, shot a 73 to sit five strokes behind Pettersen. Michelle Wie withdrew after aggravating a left ankle injury when she slipped to the ground as she walked off the 13th tee. Defending champion Mo Martin shot an 80 and missed the cut, which was 5 over, as did Morgan Pressel, Paula Creamer and U.S. Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster. Ricoh Women’s British Open: Articles, photos and videos Golf reclaimed center stage after the Donald Trump Show on Thursday. The American presidential contender, who owns Turnberry, had made the opening round of the year’s fourth major a mere sideshow by landing in his private helicopter during play and grabbing the attention of the media by continuing his election campaigning in the plush hotel overlooking the course. The Republican was less conspicuous on Friday, although his cell phone went off as he watched Martin tee off at No. 1. Instead, it was Pettersen who hogged the spotlight. On a day when more than a quarter of the field shot 80 or higher, Pettersen tamed a course she described as a ”beast.” She hit an 8-iron to three inches on No. 2 for the first of four birdies in her round, and emerged from holes 12-18 – playing into the wind – 1 under par. Pettersen is oozing confidence right now. A switch of coach at the start of the year, from David Leadbetter to Butch Harmon, has led to a minor change in her swing and major change in her mentality. ”I always thought playing through the Olympics (in 2016) would be a good goal for me,” Pettersen said. ”But now, feeling and seeing what I can do differently and how easy I can do stuff, it definitely has changed my perspective of my own career. ”I have a lot of goals left out there that I want to achieve.” First-round leader Hyo-Joo Kim dropped seven shots in her last eight holes for a 78, to slip to 1 under. McBride’s score in a round that finished in the gloom was scarcely believable, given what had happened to the rest of the field. ”It’s one of the worst rounds I’ve played, conditions-wise,” said the Swedish player. ”It’s probably the best round ever in my golfing career.”last_img read more

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Hercules-2 project launched

first_imgImage: MAN Diesel & Turbo The Hercules-2 project, a cross-industry initiative led by Wärtsilä, MAN Diesel & Turbo and Winterthur Gas & Diesel to develop basic technologies for use in 2- and 4-stroke marine engines has been officially launched.The Hercules-2 project is aimed at fostering environmentally sustainable and more efficient shipping. It is in line with general European Union policy and is partly funded by the EU, Wärtsilä informed in a statement.Altogether, 32 marine industry partners from 11 different companies, 16 universities, and five research organisations are cooperating in this project, with NTU Athens as coordinator.The R&D efforts focus on four main areas. These are; the application of alternative fuels and the optimisation of fuel flexibility to facilitate seamless switching between different fuels; the development of new materials to support high-temperature component applications; the development of adaptive control methodologies to significantly improve an engine’s performance throughout its life span; and to achieve near-zero emissions via combined, integrated, after-treatment of exhaust gases.The Hercules-2 project is scheduled to run for three years. It represents the follow-up phase of the Hercules R&D programme for large engine technologies, which was originally conceived in 2004 by Wärtsilä and MAN Diesel & Turbo. The Hercules-2 technologies will eventually be employed aboard large ships.last_img read more

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Lontarkan Lelucon Soal Bom, Penumpang British Airways Dikeluarkan dari Pesawat

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related Sontak, kru yang mendengar lelucon tersebut langsung berkoordinasi dengan petugas keamanan. Seketika petugas keamanan naik ke dalam kabin penumpang, pria yang melontarkan lelucon tersebut langsung digiring turun dari pesawat untuk mendapatkan pemeriksaan lebih lanjut mengenai apa yang ia lontarkan kepada teman-temannya tersebut.Tidak hanya penumpang ini saja yang melontarkan lelucon yang tidak sepantasnya, melainkan anggota lain dari kelompok tersebut juga ada yang melontarkan lelucon anti Yahudi kepada penumpang lain pada penerbangan yang sama.Menanggapi kejadian ini, pihak Israel Airport Authority (IAA) pun membenarkan kejadian tersebut.“Setelah mereka melakukan proses boarding dan duduk di bangkunya masing-masing, salah satu dari mereka berkata bahwa ia akan meledakkan pesawat tersebut,” ujar pihak IAA.“Kapten penerbangan langsung berkoordinasi dengan pihak maskapai dan memerintahkan untuk menurunkan kelompok tersebut dari dalam pesawat,” tandasnya.Menurut pengakuan Richard Andrews (49 tahun), salah satu penumpang yang ada di dalam penerbangan terkait, ia mengaku tidak mendengar jeritan atau hiruk pikuk terkait lelucon tersebut.Baca Juga: Isu Seksis, Eksekutif British Airways Larang Pramugari Gunakan Bra yang ‘Menantang”“Saya sama sekali tidak mendengar keributan atau apapun sebelum mengetahui bahwa ada satu orang penumpang yang diturunkan dari penerbangan saya,” ujarnya.“Saya rasa, jika benar ada seorang teroris yang ingin meledakkan pesawat di tengah perjalanannya, mereka akan lebih memilih untuk diam dan tidak akan mengumbar rencananya tersebut kepada penumpang lain. Namun lelucon seperti ini bisa saja dianggap serius oleh maskapai manapun dengan alasan keselamatan,” imbuh Richard. Ben Gurion Internasional Airport, Tel Aviv Bagaimana bisa sejumlah penumpang terpaksa dikeluarkan dari sebuah penerbangan hanya karena melontarkan lelucon? Dalam penerbangan komersial yang mengedepankan unsur keselamatan, tentu hal semacam ini sangat mungkin terjadi. Tidak percaya? Silakan Anda lontarkan lelucon yang berbau terorisme, dan dijamin, Anda akan dikeluarkan dari penerbangan tersebut. Sama seperti yang menimpa penumpang British Airways dalam perjalanannya dari Israel menuju London Heathrow pada Minggu, 23 Juni 2019 kemarin.Baca Juga: Jijik! Penumpang British Airways Dapati Bangku Putrinya ‘Digenangi’ oleh Cairan UrinSebagaimana yang dirangkum KabarPenumpang.com dari sejumlah laman sumber, kejadian ini bermula ketika sekelompok pemuda yang berjumlah 18 orang hendak bertolak menuju London. Proses boarding di Bandara Internasional Ben Gurion semula berjalan lancar, hingga ke-18 turis asal Inggris ini sudah masuk ke dalam pesawat. Ketika sedang asik berkelakar satu sama lain, salah satu dari mereka lalu melontarkan lelucon yang menyebutkan bahwa ia akan meledakkan pesawat tersebut.last_img read more

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BeRecruited partners with Hi-Rez Studios for collegiate esports recruitment

first_imgSports recruiting company BeRecruited has announced a partnership with Hi-Rez Studios to give resources to high school students interested in playing Paladins or SMITE at a collegiate level.Earlier this year BeRecruited became the official recruiting partner of the National Association of Collegiate Esports, a member-driven nonprofit organization that develops esports programs at collegiate institutions around the country. Just last month the NACE announced its partnership with Hi-Rez as well to establish varsity programs in Paladins and SMITE for members of the association. The NACE also partners with resources involved in esports at a younger level like the High School Esports League, Gamer Sensei, The National Junior College Athletic Association and Twitch Student. Caedmon Patalano, General Manager of BeRecruited said: “There are currently about 83 college esports programs in the U.S. and the National Association of Collegiate Esports member schools offering varsity competitions for SMITE and Paladins. It’s exciting to see new doors to higher education opening up for gamers and we’re looking forward to helping SMITE and Paladins players find their way on to a collegiate esports team.”The collegiate esports scene is vastly growing with institutions establishing varsity teams, joining the NACE, offering scholarships and some even offering degrees in esports like Becker College.Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios Chief Operating Officer told Esports Insider: “The college esports landscape is exploding, with more than 80 college varsity programs and thousands of club-level programs. But I hear from campus leaders that they struggle to identify and recruit talent because there is no central database.  BeRecruited pioneered digital recruiting for traditional sports and we’re excited to support them as they expand into esports with Smite and Paladins and other titles”.  “We recognized early on that as a publisher we can play an important role in the success of esports in the college space. Our partnership with BeRecruited is critical because it allows us to connect players and college coaches in a mutually beneficial way, so the path to college for our players will be similar to that of a traditional collegiate esports athlete.”Esports Insider says: BeRecruited entering esports, in general, will be a welcoming tool for high school players interested in the collegiate scene. This further partnership with Hi-Rez Studios not only brings legitimacy to the platform but will open up new opportunities for students. We will certainly keep our eyes on the talent pool coming from BeRecruited.Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more

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The day Pep Guardiola met Kobe Bryant

first_imgPep Guardiola has joined the condolences for the tragic death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant on Sunday. The Man City coach used his Twitter account to pay tribute to Kobe, which he rarely is active on. He posed a picture of himself with the NBA legend in Los Angeles in July 2011. Upd. at 23:36 “Kobe is one of the best sportsmen I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Guardiola at the time. El día que Pep Guardiola conoció a Kobe Bryant At that time Bryant and Guardiola met because of a Nike event when Barcelona were on the pre-season tour. Bryant said he was a fan of the club.center_img IN SPORT.ES CET 26/01/2020last_img

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Mayor of Galway to visit Black Dragon Kickboxing Club

first_imgThe Mayor of Galway, Councillor Frank Fahy, will pay a visit to one of the City’s most successful sporting clubs, the Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Club, on Wednesday evening to honour several of the athletes there who took an amazing tally of 5 Gold medals, 4 Silver medals & 2 bronze medals at the Unified World Championships in Benidorm last November.The Unified World Championships is the largest Martial Arts tournament on the planet and attracts thousands of top class competitors from some 120 countries over 5 continents.Mayor Fahy will present the following athletes with a Certificate of Honour on behalf of The City of Galway.Cian Mc Cormack from Kinvara, James Kelly from Athenry, Saoirse Joyce from Knocknacarra, Wesley Ward from Rahoon, Catherine Jennings from Riverside and Paul Huish from Knocknacarra who all represented their city & country at the highest level to reach the pinnacle of their sport.Indeed The Black Dragon Kickboxing club celebrates its 20 year anniversary this coming March as its been two fantastic decades since founder Pete Foley introduced the sport of Kickboxing to the City of the Tribes in March 1996 and they will mark the occasion on March 19 in the Clayton Hotel Galway, when one of its top fighters Paul Huish, the current European Champion, will take on Dutch fighter Dwane Panka from the Renowned Mejiro Gym in Amsterdam for the vacant World Lightweight  K-1 Title.This will be the main event on a top class fight card and tickets will be out soon.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Essequibian fined for escaping from custody

first_imgTrevor Benn, 22, from Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast was fined ,000 when he appeared before Magistrate Sunil Scarce charged with escaping from lawful custody.Benn admitted that he was initially arrested on October 24, 2016 for being an unlicensed driver. He also admitted that he was stopped by a traffic officer and asked to produce his documents for the motorcycle he was riding but did not comply. He was arrested and taken to the Anna Regina Police Station from where he escaped.In plea of mitigation, Benn told the court that he was unaware of the consequences and begged for a non-custodial sentence. Also in mitigation, his lawyer Latchmi Dindyal told the court that his client was unaware that once he was under arrest for a traffic offence he could not leave the Police Station and as such apologised on his client’s behalf.In response magistrate Scarce told Benn it’s against the law to leave custody while under arrest. He also told Benn the offence has up to 5 years imprisonment and cautioned him.He was fined $50,000 with an alternative of six weeks imprisonment.last_img read more

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Four reasons why you should book a boiler check with MC Services

first_imgThe cold season has just begun, and it might just be Mark Mc Clafferty’s favourite time of year!Mark Mc Clafferty, based in Falcarragh, owns MC Services – a professional and affordable boiler servicing business.Mark works all over North West Donegal. He knows boilers inside out – and has many tips to share on how to properly maintain yours to extend the life of the appliance. Here, Mark shares an insight into why a service before winter could save you money – and a lot of bother:Mark Mc Clafferty – MC ServicesA reliable boiler will see you through the winter and that’s when you really depend on it.  For that reason it’s a good idea to schedule your Boiler Service now before it gets colder. The reasons for servicing your boiler are:Reduce your fuel billsReduce harmful emissionsImprove efficiencyExtend the life of your boilerPeace of mindA service on a badly maintained boiler can reduce the fuel by up to 25%, meaning the cost of the service will be quickly recouped – making financial sense. Excess Rust on a neglected boilerCombustion deposit build up Carbon MonoxideCarbon Monoxide is produced when burning any fossil fuel.  It is a highly toxic poisonous gas. It is odourless, colourless and tasteless meaning it is difficult to detect.Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are:TirednessNauseaHeadachesVomitingDizzinessIt is therefore advisable to fit an audible carbon monoxide detector. Boiler EfficiencyBoiler efficiency is affected by A build-up of combustion depositsDamaged or perforated baffles (cost of replacing)Soot depositsClogged filters and nozzlesAll of the above reduce the ability of the boiler to transfer heat to your radiators and hot water cylinder.Damaged baffle &a replacement baffleCracked baffle – Due to lack of servicing and has a knock on effect on the proper running of the boiler.Did you know – 3mm of soot build-up can reduce efficiency by 8%? Maximum efficiency is achieved by the servicing engineer by adjusting the air-to-fuel combustion ratio and using a flue gas analyser.  Changes in this ratio caused by component wear can stealthily sup up extra fuel.Rust inside an oil pump caused by water in the oil tank.A boiler that had not been serviced and maintained for several years.Sooted up boiler – this has a massive effect on the efficiency of the boilerCracked baffle – Due to lack of servicing and has a knock on effect on the proper running of the boiler. Extend Boiler Life During a service, an engineer will make sure that all controls and sensors on the boiler are working correctly, that it has not corroded or developed any leaks, that unsafe fumes are not being emitted, that all components are working correctly and safely and this will catch developing problems before they lead to something more serious and costly.Peace of Mind A regular service will give you the peace of mind that your boiler is safe and working properly and will see you through the winter when you need it most. MC Services is OFTEC-certified The Oil Firing Technical Association was formed in April 1991 with the aim of improving standards within the oil firing industry and to make available information, tools, equipment products to enable all concerned to carry out their functions compliantly. OFTEC also provides training to technicians to improve their knowledge and their standards when installing, commissioning or servicing any oil firing equipment. Mark Mc Clafferty completed his OFTEC training in ETB Gweedore.He carries out a thorough boiler service to OFTEC standards which reassures his customers and gives them the peace of mind that their boiler has been serviced properly.If you would like to book your next boiler service with MC Services, just call 0834414810Visit MC Service Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/mcclafferty.ieOr send an email to [email protected] reasons why you should book a boiler check with MC Services was last modified: December 4th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:boiler servicingHeatinghomeMark Mc ClaffertyMC servicespropertylast_img read more

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Pick n Pay, BP in fuel retail venture

first_imgAs petrol is regulated by the government, it will continue to be sold at the prevailing price until such a time as the government loosens its control on fixed prices. “This is one of the most exciting retail initiatives in which Pick n Pay has become involved in many years, and will be an important part of our plans to increase our convenience offering to our customers, which is an area of great potential growth,” Pick n Pay CEO Nick Badminton said in a statement this week. While agreements between fuel and convenience retailers are not new in South Africa, the new venture will see Pick n Pay not only selling convenience goods on the service station forecourt, but also fuel. As part of the agreement between the two companies, BP will act as landlords and fuel wholesalers, with Pick n Pay acting as the franchisee. As part of their efforts to lure more customers, the Pick n Pay Express stores will sell diesel at discounted prices. According to the retailer, Pick n Pay chairman Raymond Ackerman has for decades promoted the idea of selling discounted fuel. “And in these times of skyrocketing fuel prices, we believe that motorists will leap at the opportunity to buy discounted diesel.” Focus on fuel 22 October 2008 The two companies, which signed a memorandum of understanding in July, will open two pilot sites in the Western Cape by the end of 2008. “Our research has shown that our shoppers want more convenience, both in terms of ease of shopping and location – and Pick n Pay Express, in conjunction with our other small store formats, will give them just that. Roll-out will be dependent on success of the model, but both companies are confident the joint venture will bring multiple benefits not only to the two companies, but also to South African customers increasingly pressed for time and in search of efficient and affordable convenience retailing. “In addition, our agreement paves the way for extensive enterprise development through the building up of existing and new franchisees, particularly in small and medium-sized business development, and it holds great promise for the advancement of black economic empowerment,” he said.center_img South African food retailer Pick n Pay has teamed up with multinational petroleum company BP in a pilot programme which, if successful, could change the face of both petroleum retailing and convenience shopping in the country. BP South Africa chief executive Sipho Maseko said that the partnership with Pick n Pay would enable BP to expand their convenience offering while focusing on BP’s core function as a leading fuel retailer in South Africa. SAinfo reporter Convenience retailing The roll-out would involve further expansion concentrated on BP’s top national sites, with the existing BP Express stores being phased out. The new convenience stores will be known as Pick n Pay Express, and will stock just over 1 500 lines, staying open 24/7. Discounted diesel “BP is South Africa’s most admired fuel retailer, and by entering into a partnership with them, we will be able to offer our customers the essentials they need, where they need them – in a one-stop offering,” Badminton said. “This agreement, therefore, represents a win-win situation for all stakeholders – Pick n Pay and BP can maximise their business opportunities, consumers benefit in terms of convenience and fuel prices, and entrepreneurial development gets a welcome shot in the arm.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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New books get Eastern Cape schools reading

first_imgSouth African financial services provider Ubank has partnered with US-Africa Children’s Fellowship (USACF) to provide books to Dalasile High School and Tshapile Primary School in Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape.The materials donated include reading books, reference books, and actual curriculum text books to the value of US$500 000 (about R4.9-million).Dalasile High School and Tshapile Primary School in Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape will benefit from the donation of reading books, reference books, and actual curriculum text books (Image: US-Africa Children’s Fellowship Facebook page)After the recent adoption of a school in Bloemfontein, this is yet another initiative to highlight its commitment to uplift the communities that it is a part of, says Ubank.INVESTING IN COMMUNITIESThe Eastern Cape has always been a key area for Ubank as many of the Bank’s customers originate from the region, which also cements our focus to continue improving the lives of those living there.“Investing in the communities in which we operate, forms a critical part of how we do business,” says Derek Elbrecht, head of the Teba Trust. “Not only do we invest in helping less privileged schools across South Africa, but we also value partnerships with organisations that have the same objective as us, and USACF fell right into that category.”USACF is an organisation dedicated to improving education for young people in Africa, and was started by Mark Grashow and his wife in 2003. Today, the programme supports 70 000 children in 165 schools in Botswane, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa and Zimbabwe.As of April 2013, USACF has sent twenty-three 40-foot shipping containers to schools in those countries, with each container being filled with library books, textbooks, school supplies, sports equipment, toys, and other needed materials.“We have also invested in the building and rehabilitation of school structures in the area, and we are very proud to be part of the creation of future leaders in our communities,” added Ubank CEO Luthando Vutula.last_img read more

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