Simpson navigated his way through a few mistakes, but not too much stress in his four-shot victory Sunday at the TPC Sawgrass. Staked to a seven-shot lead, no one got closer than four shots, even after Simpson made double bogey on the 18th hole when his only remaining task was to finish the hole. He closed with a 1-over 73 to end more than four years without winning.Woods made another big run that revved up the crowd and revived hopes that he was close to winning. So did Jason Dufner, Jimmy Walker and Danny Lee. None could do enough to catch Simpson during a week of low scoring at the final Players Championship in May.“It was harder than I thought,” Simpson said. “There’s so much noise in front of us with Tiger, and you wonder what everybody is doing.”The key moment for Simpson was hitting just short of the green on the par-5 11th to set up a two-putt birdie, and then finding the island green on the 17th when he had a six-shot lead.“Once I got to 17 and the ball was on the green,” he said, “internally I was celebrating.”ADVERTISEMENT “It’s pretty special that a year later, I got this victory,” he said.Simpson won for the fifth time and moves to No. 20 in the world. He won $1.98 million, the second-largest tournament payoff behind only the U.S. Open.The rest of the tournament would have been plenty exciting had Simpson decided to call in sick for work this week. At one point, Dufner made a birdie to break out of a 10-way tie for third place.“I feel like all of us were just trying to make as many birdies as possible while he was trying to run away from everyone else,” Schauffele said. “So it was an interesting week.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View comments Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Justin Thomas left the TPC Sawgrass as the No. 1 player in the world. He closed with a 66 to tie for 11th, more than enough to end Dustin Johnson’s 15-month reign at the top of the ranking. Thomas is the 21st player to reach No. 1 since the ranking began in 1986, and the seventh American.“I’m very proud to have gotten there, but it means more to me how long I can hold it,” Thomas said in a text message.Jimmy Walker closed with a bogey-free 67 and tied for second with Charl Schwartzel and Xander Schauffele, who also shot 67s. Walker, who struggled all of last year with Lyme disease, had his best finish since he won the 2016 PGA Championship.Woods made the cut on the number — helped by Thomas and Jordan Spieth making bogey on the 18th hole Friday — got back to the first page of the leaderboard with a 65 on Saturday and ran off six birdies through 12 holes in the final round. He was tied for second at one point, still four shots behind, but that was as close he got. Woods made a soft bogey on the 14th hole when he missed the green with a sand wedge, and was well short of the island green in making double bogey on No. 17.He shot 69 and tied for 11th.“I hit the ball better today than I did yesterday, and I obviously didn’t end up with the score I needed to,” Woods said.The final edition of May was one for the record books. Simpson tied the course record with a 63 in the second round when he seized control — even with a double bogey from the water on the 17th — and he tied Greg Norman’s 54-hole record from 1994 at 19-under 197. Simpson set a record for the largest margin through three rounds. Brooks Koepka became the eighth player with a 63 on Sunday, making an albatross 2 on the par-5 16th.And there 1,754 birdies for the week, breaking by 136 the record from 1996.But this ultimately was all about Simpson, who had missed the cut in four of his previous eight appearances at the TPC Sawgrass and had gone 107 starts on the PGA Tour since his most recent victory in Las Vegas toward the end of 2013.He had struggled with the ban on the anchored stroke he used for his belly putter. He finally settled on a longer handle that ran up the left side of his arm, and then Tim Clark gave him the missing link. It was at The Players a year ago when Clark suggested he also use a claw grip, and Simpson had been working his way back to golf he expects to play. He looked out at his wife, Dowd, a big supporter during the past few years of frustration as Simpson coped with the ban on the anchored putting stroke he used to make two Ryder Cup teams and win the U.S. Open.And he thought about his mother at home in North Carolina, her first Mother’s Day since Simpson’s father died in November.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It’s been a tough few months for my mom, my brothers and sisters,” Simpson said as his voice began to crack. “This is a little beacon of light for my mom, to get this done on Mother’s Day.”There was never any doubt. 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BMA officials being installed into officeThe chairman of the Borough Men’s Association (BMA) has commended President George Weah and the government’s timely intervention in rescuing the D. Tweh Memorial High School from erosion.President Weah has said the government and its partners will do all in their power to save D. Tweh and the Borough of New Kru Town (NKT) from further sea erosion.He spoke at the launch of the government/United Nations Development Program coastal pilot project — “Enhancing Resilience of Liberia Montserrado County Vulnerable Coastal Area to Climate Change Risks’’ — in NKT in July 2018.And Walker believes the effort by President Weah, along with Representative Dixon Seboe, to save such a heritage is worth commendation.Walker was delivering an inaugural address at the corporation hall in NKT on January 12.“I will be ungrateful if I don’t quickly recognize the notable effort of President Weah, who has saved the D. Tweh Memorial High School, a heritage of the Borough.“This monumental structure would have gone down into history as a former institution if our lawmaker Seboe, who was a great influence and interest, did not make a case, and so today, we are proud that our D. Tweh High School is safe, along with many residential areas. We salute these great personalities, and we trust that posterity will judge them positively,” Walker said.BMA was established six years ago, to engage in community development, educational, and health initiatives. It has made contributions to the Juah Sarwee Elementary and Junior High School, Redemption Hospital and runs a scholarship program.Walker stressed that the BMA is now even challenged to make an impact amid the challenges of high school dropouts, prostitution, and teenage pregnancy.“The blood bank at the Redemption Hospital must be functional and active. We can’t continuously sit and allow people to die from curable diseases.“To you my fellow BMA members, let’s with united hearts, minds, and strength press vigorously and persistently forward to raise our borough to a higher and yet higher stratum,” Walker concluded.Others inducted along with Walker were Wesley Sieh Jlue, co-chairman; Jerome Julius, secretary-general; Edward Wiah Dennis, financial secretary; Matthew Snowea, treasurer and Aloysius Tarplah, permanent advisor.Commerce Minister Wilson Tarpeh, who performed the installation, urged the elected officials to govern the organization by the dictates of the constitution.Prof. Tarpeh, who grew up in the borough, said he will always come back to identify in whatever way he can.“For those of us who grew up in this town, there is nowhere in this country that you can find the best minds better than New Kru Town.“Whether people will doubt it is the fact and the honorable has said it all. The only thing I can say in addition is, we have to hold each other’s hand. I am sure this organization will do that,” said Tarpeh, a former finance minister.The guest speaker, Representative Seboe said the BMA was one of the few organizations with a small membership but which was very effective.“Many at times, people tend to believe that the viability of any organization is how many members it has. That is not true, because with your small membership, and personal donations, I am further convinced that the importance of any organization doesn’t depend on the membership, but the things it does,” said Seboe.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 1:00 p.m.The Alhambra at Montebello Almont League baseball game that was rained out Tuesday will be played today at 3:15 p.m. The softball game between Whittier and host John Glenn was rescheduled rescheduled for today at 3:15 p.m. and the non-league softball game washed out Tuesday between visiting Santa Fe and La Habra will be played Thursday at 3:15 p.m. La Serna coach Ginger Larsin said her team’s softball game against visiting Brea Olinda that was rained out Tuesday will be rescheduled later in the season.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Resource Municipalities Coalition met with Premier John Horgan and several Cabinet Ministers to present the findings of the B.C. Energy Roadmap Symposium held in Fort St. John on February 28.At the Symposium, the Coalition provided those in attendance a copy of the ‘British Columbia’s Energy Roadmap – White Paper’ and spoke to the key findings of the symposium, emphasizing the value that local government brings to the advancement of provincial initiatives.The Coalition says the Symposium discussed moving “Energy” forward in British Columbia.- Advertisement -According to the Coalition, the resulting four key findings are discussed in-depth in the Resource Municipalities Coalition document ‘British Columbia’s Energy Roadmap’.The four key findings include:EngagementDeveloping Metrics and Measuring ChangeSpheres of ConsiderationIncentives to InnovationA full copy of the B.C. Energy Road Map can be found on the Coalition’s website.Advertisement
MONTEBELLO – Facing a budget deficit, Montebello City Council members have agreed to look into whether contracting for fire services through the county will add up to savings. Council members on Wednesday authorized entering into an agreement with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which will perform a detailed survey of the Montebello Fire Department and present a proposal to the council. The survey, which will cost the city $6,500, will determine whether Montebello can save money by merging its Fire Department into the county system. City Administrator Richard Torres said spiraling overtime costs for firefighters is one reason behind the city’s $1.6 million budget deficit. The deficit is projected to climb to $2.2million by the end of this fiscal year. “The decision belongs to the people, not the council,” he said. “They don’t want L.A. County in our city. That’s very clear.” Mayor Bob Bagwell said the survey will provide new information about what the city can expect from a county fire contract. “We’re just calling for an up-to-date survey,” he said. “Since our last \, we’ve had September 11 and the fire departments have more responsibility now with new safety standards.” The Montebello Firefighters Local 3821 supports the survey. President Richard Volkoff said the city’s financial problems have forced unsafe staffing levels. “In reality, the city cannot afford to provide the level of service we have now,” he said. “We’re being asked to operate below the minimal manning levels. To cut service any further would be to lose service.” Volkoff said residents last year voted down a utility tax that would have helped off-set the costs of funding police and fire services. “The voters said they don’t want to pay for it, so now it’s back in the council’s court,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventHe said funding its own police and fire departments costs the city $27 million a year. By contrast, Pico Rivera pays $8million a year for police services through the county Sheriff’s Department. That city funds its county fire services through property taxes, he added. “I say that to show the contrast,” Torres told the council. “The expense of full service is worthwhile, but \ dramatizes how expensive it is.” Nearly a decade ago, Montebello voters soundly rejected contracting with the county for fire services, Torres noted, but he added that, after years of cutting services to balance the budget, the issue needed to be considered again. “We keep making cuts. We’ve used our reserves, and we’re already not trimming the trees or fixing sidewalks,” he said. But Councilman Bill Molinari, who voted against the survey, said residents have already rejected the idea of going county.
Robert O’ConnorA conference dealing with various aspects of cancer and recovery will be hosted by Donegal Relay for Life in Letterkenny this Saturday.The event will cover a wide range of issues including an update on Radiotherapy treatment in Altnagelvin Hospital, advances in cancer research, cancers in young adults, and advances in mouth, head and neck cancers.Among the speakers will be Letterkenny native, Dr. Leah Finan who is Senior House Officer with the Dublin Dental University. “There is more to Relay for Life than just fund-raising and events such as this focus on education and awareness which is vitally important,” said local Relay chairperson, Robert O’Connor.Advance booking for the conference, which is being held in the Mount Errigal Hotel from 10.a.m. to 4.p.m. on Saturday, is essential as places are limited.The event is free and includes lunch.To secure a place register on: email@example.com or telephone Mags at 087-6865828 or Ena at 087-9966096. RELAY FOR LIFE TO HOST CANCER CONFERENCE was last modified: April 12th, 2016 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:donegalRelay for LifeRobert O’Connor
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“I’m 100 percent confident I can shut Agoura down,” Fowler said. “They’re nothing special. It’s just another game.” Fowler, a left-hander who relies on a variety of off-speed pitches, gives opposing hitters a different look. Pappas is the ace, Deville (6-0, 2.44 ERA) uses a sidearm delivery, and Mulligan (0-0, 0.00 ERA, eight saves) is a top-notch closer who brings heat. Mulligan, who has allowed just two hits and struck out 17 in nine relief innings, is also the starting catcher, so he has a good perspective on the pitching staff. “It’s great because I don’t have to do anything but catch all week, then just come in and close the door,” Mulligan said. “All I have to do is come in for the last inning and let loose with fastballs. It’s fine with me.” Mulligan calls Fowler “Efus” because the left-hander throws so many junk balls. “Scott throws about 47 mph but it works because he keeps hitters off-balance,” Mulligan said. The four pitchers are all returnees from last year’s team. The difference this season is better support, as Valencia has committed just 17 errors compared to 65 in 2005. “The reason I’m doing so well is because of the defense,” Pappas said. “I don’t have to worry about striking people out. I just make the other team hit a lot of ground balls, and it’s been working. When we’re not making errors like last year, it makes it a whole lot easier.” Every Valencia pitcher is wary of keeping the ball down, especially on the Vikings’ home field, because the dimensions are small (310 feet down the line, 350 to the alleys and 370 to center) and a strong wind usually blows out. “If you don’t keep the ball down on this field, you’re going to get lit up,” Mulligan said. Valencia figures to be especially careful with Agoura slugger Robert Stock, who’s batting .463 with six home runs, 25 RBIs and an .800 slugging percentage. “I’m going to pitch Stock inside, which is something I rarely do,” Fowler said. Valencia coach Jared Snyder appreciates such good pitching. “I think it makes it easier to coach when you’ve got a rotation like this,” he said. “Plus, there’s good competition amongst them, so they get a lot of work down because they know one slip and they might lose their spot.” The coach and his players are looking forward to Tuesday’s rematch. “We’ve matured tremendously. We’re a much different team offensively, defensively and on the mound,” Snyder said. And Snyder isn’t concerned about playing such a high-profile opponent in the second round, despite the fact Valencia is a No. 3 seed. “In Div. I, there’s no easy competition. We were either going to get a team like Agoura now or get them later,” Snyder said. “If it wasn’t Agoura, it’d be Mater Dei or Riverside Poly. You can go right on down the line.” firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5218160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – The age-old baseball idiom is that good pitching beats good hitting, and the theory has proved true for Valencia High. Led by pitchers Nick Pappas, Scott Fowler, Caleb Deville and Casey Mulligan, Valencia (25-3) boasts a 2.10 ERA and has won 15 in a row heading into the second round of the Southern Section Div. I playoffs at Agoura at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. Pappas (10-0, 1.20 ERA) pitched a complete-game two-hitter in a 5-1 victory over Centennial of Corona on Thursday in the playoff opener, and Fowler (4-2, 2.07 ERA) is the scheduled starter against Agoura (18-8), which was ranked No. 1 in the nation by Baseball America and USA Today before a minor slump over the past month. Agoura defeated Valencia 8-4 in a tournament game early this season. This time, everything is on the line, and the Vikings are hoping to continue their winning streak and continue their quest to reach a section final for the first time in school history.
Donegal-based RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta presenter Michelle Nic Grianna has been named Radio Presenter of the Year at the Celtic Media Festival in Inverness, Scotland.Michelle Nic GriannaMichelle Nic Grianna was born in Glasgow, but has been living in Rann na Feirste for most of her life.She is part of the newsroom team in RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta’s Doirí Beaga studio, but during the summer presents magazine programme Barrscéalta. An enthusiastic and engaging presenter, she displays a remarkable ability to move with ease from hard-hitting interviews to light-hearted topics, demonstrating empathy where necessary, showcasing a comedic rapport with her guests in some cases, and always brimming with energy.All these qualities contribute to her steadfast popularity with the listeners to Raidió na Gaeltachta.This is the fifth year in a row that RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta has won this award.Edel Ní Chuireáin, Station Head, said “Congratulations to Michelle on this international award, recognition of the superb broadcasting abilities that have made her a both a well-loved and much-respected broadcaster.” Michelle was presented with a bronze torque at the Celtic Media Festival in Inverness, Scotland on Friday 24 April. DONEGAL WOMAN NAMED RADIO PRESENTER OF THE YEAR was last modified: April 25th, 2015 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)
Summer was generous to us for the past few days, and although we hoped it would stick around until the weekend, it came to an abrupt end today.Although today’s weather is making us feel a little bit miserable in light of the glorious sunshine which graced Donegal over the past few days – we can always reminisce!Young farmer William Meehan gives the thumbs up to warm weather as he gives his dad Robert a hand as he was harvesting the barley at the family farm near Lifford in Co. Donegal (North West Newspix)Yesterday temperatures hit 24 degrees, making Donegal hotter than Tenerife. With the sun out, we were able to take advantage of the rugged Wild Atlantic Way and stunning beaches on our doorsteps. Budding farmer Aaron gets some advice from his grandfather Donal Dunn when they dropped into a neighbours farm during the warmest day of the year. (North West Newspix)Farmers from near Lifford in Co. Donegal working hard to get the crops in during the warm spell of weather. (North West Newspix)Some used the good weather to do some farming while others basked in the sun watching those working!Budding young farmer Jessica Meehan (4) gives her dad a hand when she called as he was harvesting the barley at the family farm near Lifford in Co. Donegal (North West Newspix)The rest of the day will bring heavy rain and a risk of thunder, with conditions getting drier in the evening.Highest temperatures will be between 17 and 19 degrees, and tonight temperatures will dip between 8 and 9 degrees.Aaron Began enjoying a visit to a friends farm to see the harvesting. (North West Newspix)Met Éireann have issued a yellow warning for Donegal; forecasting a moderate to high risk of thunderstorms, as well as a risk of localised flooding. Although we don’t get scorchers often in Donegal, when they do come along we definitely know how to make them count!Source: MET EireannFeeling miserable about the weather? These sunny snaps are sure to cheer you up was last modified: July 19th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:picturessummerweather
Movement for Democratic Change leaderMargan Tsvangirai at the signing of theMemorandum of Understanding in Harareyesterday.(Image: Irin News)Tamara O’ReillyThe signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between embattled Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe and main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has opened the door to talks about the formation of a power-sharing government to resolve the country’s political and economic woes.Zimbabwe’s two political protagonists signed the MoU at a ceremony in the capital Harare on 21 July, committing themselves to dialogue with each other with a view to creating a sustainable solution to the Zimbabwean situation. Although the talks are a small step in the direction of restoring Zimbabwe, they are significant as the two leaders have been at loggerheads since the since the formation of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) 10 years ago, led by Tsvangirai, provided the first real opposition to Mugabe’s ruling Zanu (PF).After 28 years of rule, Mugabe’s loss to the MDC in the March 2008 election was the first indication that his grip on power was loosening. Despite having lost the presidential election, Mugabe insisted on a run-off election in June 2008. Campaigning was marred by a wave of violence and intimidation targeted at MDC supporters, causing Tsvangirai to withdraw from the election to save lives. The resultant one-horse race was inevitably won by Mugabe, giving him a further five-year term as president.On the agendaAs outlined in the MoU, talks between the parties will take place during the next two weeks around issues of economics, politics, communication and security.Ways in which to restore economic stability and growth are high up on the agenda as Zimbabwe has the most battered economy in the world, with inflation at a whopping 2.2-million percent and unemployment at 80%.Politically, the prospect of a new constitution will also be explored as well as the functions of state organs and institutions. A government of national unity is widely seen as the solution to the crisis by the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and new elections could possibly be discussed. The talks will also focus on promoting equality and restoring unity and encouraging national healing.Violence has been a distinctive mark of Mugabe’s rule and the way forward in preventing bloodshed and protecting the security of citizens is also on the cards.South African President Thabo Mbeki, who has been receiving criticism for his quiet stance on the neighbouring country’s politics, facilitated talks between the two parties. SADC appointed him mediator in 2007, and he has long maintained that talks between the two were paramount in resolving Zimbabwe’s problems.Talks applaudedSouth Africa’s Department of Foreign Affairs said the signing of the MoU “heralds the dawn of a new beginning in the quest for a lasting solution to the country’s political and economic challenges”.“We are convinced that the Memorandum of Understanding has laid a firm foundation for the Zimbabwean people to start on a new road towards political stability and economic recovery,” said Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa. “We reiterate our view that the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding is a significant and major step forward in the process of dialogue among the Zimbabwean political parties as facilitated by President Thabo Mbeki in his capacity as SADC Facilitator.”The South African media have hailed the talks with the front-page headline of The Star newspaper calling it “Hope in a handshake”, the Times’s banner headline simply declaring “HOPE”, and Business Day calling it a “New Dawn in Zimbabwe as Mugabe accepts deal”.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email email@example.com.Related articlesLeaders condemn Zim violenceUseful linksZimbabwe Memorandum of UnderstandingSouthern African Development CommunityAfrican UnionDepartment of Foreign Affairs