The Masters: Birthday-boy Jon Rahm feeling confident ahead of Augusta National challenge | Golf News

first_imgRahm, speaking at his press conference on the day of his 26th birthday on Tuesday, said: “I can’t lie, I’m feeling pretty confident.“Even my last start, the ZoZo Championship, I hit it about as good as I can hit it tee to green really in the tournament, especially on Sunday and the weekend.“Happy where I’m at, and I think the best way I can explain it [is] I’m simply happy outside the golf course, I’m happy within the limits now of this pandemic, and I’m also happy on the golf course, and I’ve been putting in the work and golfing well. Hopefully, something special happens this weekend.” – Advertisement – “And especially this year, being a little bit sad that Sergio is not going to be able to be part of this. My heart goes out to him. I know he had some bad times with Covid losing family members, and now he’s got it, with symptoms, as well, apparently. Knowing how special this week is for him, hoping a speedy recovery for him. – Advertisement – Jon Rahm, who is aiming to land his first major, wants to emulate his Spanish idols and become the fourth player from his country to win The Masters – Advertisement – Get Sky Sports Golf for £10 a month All four days of The Masters exclusively live. Get our £10 golf offer. Find out more here. Rahm is bidding to become the fourth Spanish winner of The Masters following Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal – who both won it twice – and Sergio Garcia, who is absent this year after testing positive for coronavirus.“It’s a special event for everybody who comes and competes at the Masters, and I would say there’s such Spanish history of champions here, with three great champions and three idols of mine, that I would love to be able to add my name to that list,” said Rahm. Rahm played a practice round at Augusta National alongside Rickie Fowler Rahm played a practice round at Augusta National alongside Rickie Fowler

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Development is key in Holocaust dispute

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Why does Dr. Lozman not have the full support of the Jewish community in his efforts? With $1.4 million and support for the idea of a Holocaust memorial sure to raise more, surely something grander could be achieved.A Holocaust Memorial and education facility simply belongs elsewhere — an already public park or museum or similar non-residential space.Does the town board really want to throw away 20-plus years of work and careful preservation of the Troy-Schenectady corridor in Niskayuna and set a precedent for other non-residential development? I ask all residents of Niskayuna to consider this: What would you rather live next to in 10 years, a 24/7 gas station, a strip mall or an old historic farmhouse on several acres of land? Residents, please contact the town board. Do you want to pay the “highest taxes in the region” not to have your voice heard and let outsiders influence our elected officials?Carolina WierzbowskiNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? A special-use permit to allow non-residential development along Troy-Schenectady Rd in a low-density residential zoned area is the sole issue before the town board regarding the Holocaust memorial. It’s not whether the memorial has a nice design or if/how the Holocaust should be remembered or even what percentage of town residents are of Jewish faith/heritage. None of that matters. Would the average person take a school bus of children to an open-air facility with inadequate bathroom facilities, no potable water and no safe means of egress onto a major highway to see a couple non-interactive kiosks and a rail car with photos/facts about the Holocaust? Of course not. Is that what the average person would consider a “religious education facility”? Of course not. last_img read more

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Suppliers flock to City Transport ’97

first_imgINTRO: Organised in conjunction with UITP’s Stuttgart congress, the City Transport ’97 exhibition takes place on June 2-5A wide range of products and services for urban and regional operators will be on display at City Transport ’97 in Stuttgart’s Messegelände exhibition and congress centre. The Transfloor range from Altro Floors has been developed specifically for the transport industry and features a high degree of wear, slip and impact resistance. Rolling stock for Pågatågen services in Sweden has recently been fitted with Transfloor. The Automatic Systems stand will present a new range of AFC gates equipped with contactless smart card readers for a throughput in excess of 60 passengers per min, alongside a turnstile with additional full-height anti-fraud door for SNCF and a gate with disabled access for the Stockholm metro. Exhibits from Dassault AT will include the TVM 200 ticket vending machine for RATP (below), desktop and self-standing versions of the ATB2 ticket printer, and the AGX 300 contactless turnstile with anti-fraud barrier. Deuta Werke will display its latest developments for rail vehicles, including microwave doppler speed sensors, modular event recorders with flash PC-card memory and multifunctional speed displays (top). The LVT/S diesel railcar for regional services will be presented by DWA at City Transport. This 21 tonne twin-axle air-conditioned design with a low-floor section 627mm above the rail seats 64 passengers, and is powered by a 265 kW engine for a maximum speed of 100 km/h. Erlau will be exhibiting its vehicle luggage rack systems, and for stations the Allegro range of seating and the Pedalo bicycle stand (right). Recent developments from Faiveley on show at City Transport include an electric sliding plug door system with telescopic support for LRVs, a compact roof-mounted cab air-conditioning unit and the Visio-PACS passenger-counting system. Sliding plug doors and electric door actuators will be amongst the IFE products on display, in addition to fire-resistant doors for metro cars, wheelchair ramps and windows. Kraiburg will show the PedeSTRAIL system of semi-elastic rubber panels for pedestrian level crossings in stations, depots and workshops. Manufactured from recycled rubber with a skid-resistant surface, the panels feature a narrow flange groove for greater wheelchair and buggy safety. To train personnel on DT8 LRVs, Krauss-Maffei Wehrtechnik has developed a dynamic driving simulator for UITP Congress host Stuttgarter Straßenbahn (left). As well as a full-scale cab with simulated noise and computer-generated projection of Line U1 in various light and weather conditions, the system includes a section of passenger compartment with doors for practising procedures at stops. The OK-DOT destination display from Meister is a lightweight design whose neon tubes can be changed without dismantling the display unit. Good contrast makes for improved legibility in all light conditions. Nya Perspektiv Design provides design services for the public transport sector, backed by international experience of the automotive industry. Plasser & Theurer will present its ZW range of self-loading tampers and ballast profilers, developed for use on urban and regional systems. The Sütrak range of products includes dot-matrix destination displays and air-conditioning units, which have been supplied for DWA double-deck railbuses and Bombardier Eurorail’s Talent railcar. Inverter specialist Transtechnik will be displaying a 77 kVA unit fitted in metro cars for Guangzhou, and a lightweight design for LRVs ordered by Üstra of Hannover. Exhibitors on the BEAMA stand include A K Fans, AB Connectors and BR Business Systems, presenting its vehicle tracking and asset management systems outside Great Britain for the first time. In addition to visual display equipment from Ferrograph, passenger information and vehicle location systems from Hanover Displays will be on show. Seating fabrics by John Holdsworth & Co, which celebrates its 175th anniversary this year, rubber-metal bonded suspension and anti-vibration components from Metalastik and Parker Hannifin pneumatic automation products will also feature. Powernetics will display its range of power systems, including uninterruptible power supplies, DC-DC converters, battery chargers, static inverters and frequency changers. Seating by Rescroft will also feature. Silentbloc rubber and rubber-to-metal bonded products on show will include primary and auxiliary suspension mountings, radius control link assemblies and anti-roll bar systems. Vehicle engineering consultancy The Engineering Link and Westinghouse Brakes will also be present. olast_img read more

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Indy archbishop announces Lawrenceburg visit

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Newly installed Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis will celebrate a milestone with a Lawrenceburg parish this year. Archbishop Charles Thompson will attend the 175th anniversary mass at the St. Lawrence church Sunday, August 13 at 11 a.m.At 56, Thompson is the youngest archbishop in the country. He was appointed by Pope Francis in June and formally installed in July. Thompson and St. Lawrence priest, father Peter Gallagher studied theology together in St. Meinrad, Indiana.The celebration will include a cookout and ice cream social. Parishioners should consider bringing a covered dish.A reservation only 175th anniversary parish dinner will be held Sunday, August 20.last_img

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Cricket News Arise, Sir Alastair Cook: Former England skipper gets special honour ahead of New Year

first_imgNew Delhi: Alastair Cook has shattered plenty of records in his 12-year career for the England cricket team. There was a massive void in the cricketing world when he announced his retirement from the international arena during the final Test against India at The Oval in September this year. However, the left-handed opening batsman, who played a vital role in England’s ascension as the top Test side in the middle of the first decade, is all set to get a special honour on New Year’s Day. Cook, nicknamed the Chef, is all set to be rechristened as Sir Alastair Cook as he will be awarded the knighthood for his contributions to the game of cricket.In a statement released by the England and Wales Cricket Board, the current chairman of the Board Colin Graves paid tribute to Cook and said the honour was well deserved. “Cook has given so much to English cricket and I’m delighted that he has received this honour. It’s a fitting tribute to a man who has led with distinction on and off the pitch ever since he made his England debut. The statistics across that time tell the story of his special ability – as do the winners’ medals and Ashes trophies – but he is also someone who’s been a great role model for our sport. We’re very fortunate to have had Alastair in English cricket and we’re very grateful for his contributions to the game,” Graves said.Read More | Virat Kohli’s India achieve rare distinction in double declarationCook bowed out of international cricket in grand style with a century in his last innings during the Oval Test against India. He ended his career in the same way that he had begun against the same opponents in 2006. During his debut in the Nagpur Test, he slammed 60 and 104 while in the 2018 Oval Test which was his final game, he hit 71 and 147. He finished with 12472 runs at an average of 45.35 with 33 centuries. He is the leading run-getter for England in Tests while he is fifth in the all-time list. He is also the leading century-maker for England in the longest format.Read More | Yearender 2018: Virat Kohli’s list of dodgy decisions hurt IndiaThere have been several memorable moments in Cook’s career. His 766 runs in the 2010/11 Ashes helped England beat Australia for the first time in a series Down Under after 24 years. Under his captaincy, Cook led from the front in the series against India with three centuries as England registered a Test series win in India after 28 years. Cook was part of four Ashes series triumphs and he is one of the rare players to have hit a century in all the five major grounds in Australia.Along with Cook, Enid Bakewell, Peter Wynne-Thomas and Alvin Kallicharran will be the other former cricketers to receive special honours. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Ikorodu United will do Rangers No Favour

first_imgA head of the NPFL Week 37 Sunday’s clash between Ikorodu United and visiting Enugu Rangers at the MKO Abiola Stadium, which would definitely determine the Flying Antelope title ambition, the host had warned that there would be no favour for their guest. Ikorodu United lanky forward, Moses Ebiye has told Enugu Rangers in no unmistakable term to prepare for their toughest match in the on-going Nigerian top-flight. Ebiye said the Coal City side are bookmakers favourite to win the encounter but quickly added that it will not come on a platter of gold.“We know the clash is certain a make or mar tie for Enugu Rangers to accomplish their season’s dream to be champions once again. We know it’s a-must-win game or Cup final of a sort but Rangers need to watch it as the game may turn out to be their hardest and toughest match of the season.“Rangers are the better side and most experienced as well as favourites to win the crucial encounter. So if Rangers must win the clash they must sweat to their panties but as to lie down for Rangers to ride over us that will not happen.“People call us spoilers we are not but keen participants and stakeholders in the on-going top-flight.Our fate may have been decided even before the final day in the top-flight we are not ready to cheaply give out points to any side. “We want to close our top-flight experience and stint with victory and there is no better way of doing it than go down in history as the team that edged notable sides in the land, Heartland, Kano Pillars, Enyimba and Enugu Rangers,” said Ebiye to supersport.com.Ikorodu United are bottom on the top-flight log on 32 points with two games against league leaders, Enugu Rangers and Warri Wolves to close their race in the on-going league season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Over 300 Teams Set for Trophy 5-a-side Tournament

first_imgWinners at the knock-out stages will also be rewarded with various consolation prizes and memorabilia, in appreciation for their participation. While some of the teams are yet to come up with club names, some others already have and rearing to go.Though team selections will take place in four states: Oyo, Ogun, Osun and Lagos States, football loving Trophy customers will be recruited as ‘Super-fans’ across the country via weekly questions and sweepstakes availing customers outside the four states, the unique opportunity to participate in the tournament as fans.Four lucky fans will attend the Pan African regional finals in Tanzania, all-expense paid, to cheer our team to victory.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram As at week two since its launch, over 380 teams have emerged in the ongoing registration of interested participants of the Trophy 5-a-side Field of Honour tournament. The 10-man teams which were recruited through in-bar accreditation across Lagos, Osun, Ogun and Oyo states will be representing their communities in a round-robin stage, after which winners will proceed to the knock out stages. The campaign which is expected to run for 10 weeks will produce a final winner by May 12.The in-bar activation which commenced March 7 recorded such a success that participants, who collected their tokens and have been grouped into teams, are already warming up to begin the qualifying matches, while accreditation continues.The winning team will take home N3 million cash prize, meet with Samuel Eto’o, renowned African football superstar and have the opportunity to participate in the continental finals taking place in Tanzania later this year.last_img read more

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Wellington Police Department arrests two for Wal-Mart theft

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down guest · 379 weeks ago Great job! Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Bob Pettegrew · 379 weeks ago “The police have yet to identify the suspects.”???? Hmmm, I’m not Sherlock Holmes, but if you read the police notes from Monday (http://www.sumnernewscow.com/wellington-police-notes-monday-may-6-2013/) it appears the suspects HAVE, been identified. I’m pretty sure 2+2=4. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Police Department has arrested a 24-year-old male and a 27-year-old female for the alleged theft of $2,300 worth of assortment TVs and laptop computers.The alleged crime took place on Monday, May 6 around 7 p.m. and reported at 7:30 p.m. Upon arrival, the Wellington Police Department, Walmart officials provided a description of the subjects, identified as three adult females and one adult male who left the parking lot in two vehicles – a red Dodge passenger car and a dark colored Dodge truck with a cartload of merchandise.  Kansas Turnpike Authorities were notified and shortly thereafter a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper stopped the Dodge truck at exit 42. The stolen property was located in the bed of the truck. A 24-year-old male and the 27-year-old female were taken into custody without incident. The police have yet to identify the suspects.Both subjects were transported to Sumner County jail with bond set at $50,000. Charges are pending.last_img read more

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Stat Attack: Billy Slater’s glittering career by the numbers

first_imgAs the veteran fullback prepares for the round two clash against the Wests Tigers at AAMI Park, here’s a look at some of the key stats that show why he’s one of the game’s greatest of all time.When it comes to tackle breaks in the NRL era, Slater is the undisputed king with a grand total of 1231 for his career, which puts him 108 clear of the next best, South Sydney Rabbitohs captain Greg Inglis.Slater is also the all-time leader for line breaks with 259 for which puts him well clear of Brisbane Broncos five-eighth Darren Lockyer (203).In running metres he has 39,187 for this career, behind only Cronulla Sharks lock Paul Gallen, and should become the second player to break the 40,000 barrier later this season.He is third for minutes played with 23,533, another stat which proves Melbourne really did have a “Big Three” for many years as he trails long-time Storm teammates Cameron Smith (27,659) and Cooper Cronk (24,346).He not only makes line breaks but helps create them – Slater is fourth with 159, behind Johnathan Thurston (287), followed by Benji Marshall (214) and Cronk (198).And if that’s not enough statistical information for you, Slater has also made 3974 runs, 289 kicks, 351 offloads, only 83 errors and 1080 decoy or support runs in his 299 Telstra Premiership appearances, according to NRL.com Stats.last_img read more

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Fiji’s table tennis rep qualify for Rio Olympics

first_imgYee finished third in the Oceania Table Tennis Championship in Bendigo, Australia, to qualify for the Olympics. Yee says his 15-year-old daughter’s achievement is a proud moment for him and the family and it all came down to dedication and commitment to training as well as juggling her schoolwork. “It’s through her hard work that she has qualified for the Olympics. For such a young age, I wasn’t really sure that she would make it or not, but through her training, I believed she would and she did.” Sally Yee is currently training in Melbourne with the rest of the Fiji team and will travel to the Gold Coast for further competitions.(Fijian Table Tennis members (L-R) Phillip Wing, coach Brett Clarke, Alisi Naisau, Grace Yee, Shriti Jeet, Sally Yee. Front row; Young Jun Park. Picture: Fiji Sun)last_img read more

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