Day, Noren need another day to decide winner at Torrey

first_imgBoth players had a good chance to end it — Noren from 12 feet on the 18th in regulation, Day from 12 feet on the third playoff hole at the par-3 16th.“It’s so important over every shot, and maybe not as much as stroke play, you know, you can play safe sometimes and you can play aggressive here,” Noren said. “Here, you need to play aggressive to finish it out.”Ryan Palmer began the playoff with them at 10-under 278. He was eliminated with a par on the 18th on the first extra hole.Day closed with a 2-under 70. Palmer hit wedge to 2 feet for birdie for a 72 to get into the playoff. Noren, who had a one-shot lead at the start of the final round, closed with a 73.By then, Tiger Woods was long gone.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak 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 LATEST STORIES View comments Jason Day, of Australia, makes his way to the green of the 18th hole of the South Course for the fifth playoff hole at dusk at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO — Jason Day watched the flight of his wedge for as long as he could and had to listen to the crowd to realize he nailed it.“I can’t see,” he said to his caddie.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alex Noren was 5 feet away from extending the playoff Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open, a putt he could easily have missed except that the Swede could rely on experience. He had a similar putt in regulation and knew it broke off to the right.Day and Noren went at it for 77 holes at Torrey Pines, and after five sudden-death playoff holes, it still wasn’t enough to crown a winner. They matched birdies in the dark on the par-5 18th, and then had no choice but to return Monday morning to decide the longest playoff in the 67-year history of the event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We both played some pretty good golf, especially down 18 going back and forth, back and forth, which is good entertainment for the fans,” Day said. “It’s good to be back in the action, good to be back where I’m at right now. But I’ve got to get some rest.”Day has gone 20 months since his last victory. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Rahm had a chance to reach No. 1 in the world with a repeat victory at Torrey Pines. He was two shots out of the lead until going into the water and making double bogey on the 18th hole of the third round. On Sunday, the 23-year-old Spaniard fell back early and never recovered. He closed with a 77.Day’s last victory was in May 2016 at The Players Championship when he was No. 1 in the world.“I’ll play all day tomorrow if I need to get the win,” Day said.Noren is a nine-time winner on the European Tour who is No. 19 in the world, trying to make his mark in America. He already has left quite an impression.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James narrowly misses triple-double, Cavs beat Pistons It was the third playoff in three weeks on the PGA Tour, all of them lasting at least four holes. And while it was entertaining, thousands of fans weren’t around to see it. They left after Woods finished his round. In only his second PGA Tour event since August 2015, Woods closed with a 72 and tied for 23rd, seven shots out of the lead.Woods said it was a mostly positive week, and it was hard to argue considering he was returning from his fourth back surgery. He at least was closer to the fairway in the final round, but hit only three fairways for the third straight day.“I got a lot out of my rounds,” Woods said. “The short game wasn’t something I was worried about. I knew what I could, what I’ve been doing at home. That wasn’t going to be an issue. It was going to be, ‘Can I shoot low scores?’ I didn’t, but I grinded out some good rounds.”The final hour of the tournament was a big grind.Day, Noren, Palmer and J.B. Holmes — the latter three in the final group — were tied for the lead with six holes to go.Day twice missed the green with a short iron in his hand, and one of those shots led to bogey. He didn’t make a birdie on the back nine in regulation. Noren appeared to have the steadiest game until he pulled his tee shot into the hazard on the 14th hole and did well to escape with bogey. Noren also made a pair of 7-foot par putts to stay in a share of the lead, and then he missed a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole in regulation.Palmer, trying to win for the first time in eight years, made consecutive bogeys from the bunker on No. 14 and short of the 15th green. He came up big on the 72nd hole with a wedge to 2 feet to get into the playoff.Holmes effectively fell out of the hunt when he missed the 15th green with a wedge and took bogey, and then missed a 4-foot par putt on the 16th hole. He needed an eagle on the final hole, and took some 4 minutes trying to decide on which club to hit. He finally, curiously, decided to lay up and try to make his 3 by holing a sand wedge. He laid up in the rough and didn’t come close to holing the shot.Noren went next and hit his fairway metal over the green, into the tunnel below the TV tower and out the other side. He took his relief, and smartly played away from the flag to keep it from running by the hole and possibly down the slope into the water, though he missed the putt.The Sony Open took six holes before Patton Kizzire won. The CareerBuilder Challenge went four holes before Jon Rahm prevailed. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

Unsustainable loans will harm future generations – Jagdeo warns

first_img…expresses concern over $30B bond, possible collusion with NICIL Expressing concern over the Government’s borrowing habits and the recent revelations that over $100 million was paid to arrange a government-backed bond, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is warning of the future consequences of these decisions.At his most recent press conference, Jagdeo noted that unsustainable levels of borrowing can have detrimental effects for Guyana as a whole. He referenced other economic variables, like the Bank of Guyana’s Statement of Assets and Liabilities showing billions of dollars in overdraft.President David Granger“We’ve pointed out that unsustainable levels of borrowing will harm our country in the future… (billions of dollars) overdraft at the central bank, US$150 million of development borrowing,” Jagdeo said.“The Minister of Finance (Winston Jordan) was in the Middle East talking about closer relationships with the Islamic Bank and he has already signalled that he intends to borrow some US$900 million there.”Jagdeo also zeroed in on the $30 billion bond that was negotiated by the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) for the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). According to Jagdeo, he warned President David Granger about the pitfalls of this transaction.“I sat with the President. I said to him, ‘this is not necessary, because you’re not using the money now’. He did absolutely nothing about it. Now there is a raging controversy between the Agriculture Ministry and the SPU and he does not intervene.”According to Jagdeo, the former People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration never arranged a bond of this magnitude, much less paid such a large arranger fee. In addition, the former President expressed concern over possible links between the point person for the bond and a member of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Board.“That, if it is true, is really a serious issue. That would explain the rush to raise all of the money –because the arranger then gets a percentage – even though you do not need the money now and even though the taxpayers have to pay a 4.75 per cent interest,” Jagdeo observed.Earlier this year, NICIL acquired the $30 billion syndicated bond at a rate of 4.75 per cent interest to spend on capitalising GuySuCo’s remaining estates. It subsequently emerged that part of the bond was used by GuySuCo to repay interest on another debt.As the bond has strict requirements for how it would be used, Republic Bank Managing Director Richard Sammy wrote to the bond trustees – Hand-in-Hand Corporation, to complain. The Bank also called for a full explanation as to the apparent breach of the terms of the Trust Deed.Hand-in-Hand had written to Republic Bank requesting that the purpose of the Trust Deed be changed regarding how the proceeds of the bond shall be applied. While Republic Bank has stated its no objection to the proposed changes to the Trust Deed, it said it remained disappointed that proceeds from the bond were utilised for a purpose other than what was approved.The SPU has not taken lightly criticisms which seek to suggest that the bond would be wasted and that it was acquired at an unreasonable rate. In fact, the SPU had said it should be noted that, as standard for any debt financing, security is required to secure payments to bondholders.The term of the bond is five years, since it is expected that the proceeds of the land sale for GuySuCo would be used for repayment. But Agriculture Minister Noel Holder himself has been publicly critical of the transaction.last_img read more

Business community now taxed with garbage collection fees

first_img…as City Hall approves heavy paymentsThe Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) on Monday approved proposals to implement new fees for the collection of commercial and industrial waste from business places in the capital city. Effective September 1, small business operators will pay a $5000 per month fee while medium businesses will contend with $8000 per month. However, large business operators across Georgetown will be required to pay the most significant figure of $12,000 per month for their waste collection. These soon to be implemented fees are separate from rates and taxes, which businesses are expected to pay each year.Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green, who presided over Monday’s statutory meeting informed Councillors that the fees are “not too exorbitant” for the amount of waste that emanates from business places across the city. She emphasised the “cash-strapped” nature of City Hall has led to the need for more revenue. Moments before the proposal received its approval, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Councillor, Bisram Kuppen moved that the matter be taken to a vote by Council but the Mayor retorted, saying that several consultations on the increases were held but many Councillors and business persons did not show up.Nevertheless, Kuppen maintained his position that the fees should be taken to a vote, surmising that while he supports the work of Council, there should be additional consultations.“I am not against the Council, I understand that we have a lot of expenses but a matter of this nature where fees are being charged, there needs to be further discussion by the Council,” he stressed.His viewpoint was shared with fellow PPP Councillor Khame Sharma who raised objections to the fees, and expressed that he hoped City Hall did not have “rubber stamp” Councillors; a comment which the Mayor reprimanded him over. APNU/AFC Councillor Junior Garret highlighted that the new fees were taken into the account when the budget was prepared, which was approved by Councillors. Mayor Chase Green claimed that “everything is quite transparent” and said that the fees will go directly to the City’s Treasury.Deputy Mayor Lionel Jaikarran supported his superior’s position.“I think it’s a fair fee,” he expressed.Solid Waste Director, Walter Narine, in his presentation told the Council that while the originally approved fees for commercial garbage collection were $5000, $10,000 and $15,000; the latter two were reduced to $8000 and $12,000 after consultations. When probed by Councillors at Monday’s meeting, the Mayor disclosed that road vendors will not be considered in the “small business” category for fees.The M&CC has long been saying that it operates as a cash-strapped body and in many instances, work around the city has had to be halted, since the municipality was unable to pay workers and waste disposal service providers. Councillors heard Monday that salaries cannot be paid.Puran Brothers Disposal and Cevons Waste Management withdrew services on July 30, 2017, as City Hall’s debts had risen to the multimillion-dollar range. According to the companies, the issue of non-payment has been a long standing one, with many debts going as far back as 2015. Many Councillors at Monday’s statutory meeting commended themselves for keeping the city clean despite the withdrawal. A Councillor however noted reports that a truck (registration number provided) was going around and charging some residents $500 to empty their barrels – a service which currently attracts no additional fees for homeowners.It was at a meeting with stakeholders in April 2017 that the Mayor informed the Council was cash-strapped; hence requested businesses to pay more for commercial waste disposal. Mayor Chase Green had told the businesses that City Hall cannot afford to keep up with the weekly amount of $1.8 million only to clear commercial waste.Town Clerk Royston King has in the past said that even if citizens pay all of their outstanding taxes, the Council would still fall short of enough money to cover everything it has to do. King said the implementation of a new fee is in order because the service of waste disposal is a very expensive one that the Council cannot afford at the moment. At that time, Councillor Kuppen had held out that matter must be carried to a vote.In July 2016, City Hall imposed a $25,000 container fee on container trucks each time they moved items across the city. After an uproar from the Private Sector, City Hall slashed the fee to $5000 as an interim measure after discussions with the M&CC and the Private Sector Commission.last_img read more

Transfer blow for Arsenal, Manchester United AND Chelsea!

first_img1 Blaise Matuidi Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have received a transfer blow after Blaise Matuidi insisted he will still be a Paris Saint-Germain player next season.The French midfielder is high on the wanted list of all three Premier League clubs, who have been linked with big-money moves for him this summer.It has been suggested that PSG would be willing to cash in on Matuidi if the price is right in order to start a recruitment drive of their own.But now the 27-year-old says he has no intention of leaving the Parc des Princes.He told Le Parisien: “I am very well in Paris. I can assure you that I will be at PSG next season. There is no problem about it.last_img

Man City transfer target on why he could be tempted to follow Guardiola

first_imgSergio Busquets has fuelled talk of a move to Manchester City by revealing only his wife or Pep Guardiola could persuade him to leave Barcelona.The midfielder has spent his whole career at the Camp Nou and his current contract with the Spanish giants runs until June 2019.However, Guardiola’s impending move to Manchester City has sparked rumours that Busquets could follow the 45-year-old to the Etihad.It was Guardiola who first integrated the Spain international into the Barcelona team back in 2008 and the 27-year-old admits that could sway him.“I have always said there are just two people who could make me change my decision to stay at Barcelona,” Busquets told ESPN.“One of those two people is my wife. And she is happy here right now, so I don’t think there will be any issues on a personal level.“On a sporting level, that other person is Guardiola. It’s clear that I owe Pep a lot and I would be honoured to work with him again.”However, Busquets also explained he was not anticipating any approach from his former manager, explaining he feels Guardiola knows it is best for club and player to remain together.“I want to become one of the players with the most games for Barcelona,” he revealed. 1 Sergio Busquets played under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona last_img read more

Arsenal fans aren’t impressed by Wenger wanting to swap Giroud for this striker

first_img1 Is Giroud on his way out of the Emirates? Arsenal might be in the market for a new striker this summer, but the club’s latest transfer rumour has divided fans.The Gunners, according to reports from Italy, are prepared to offer €50m plus Olivier Giroud to seal a deal for Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain – a move which the former’s agent has suggested could be considered.Higuain scored a record 36 goals in Serie A last season, cementing his status as one of Europe’s leading centre forwards.But Gunners fans are asking themselves, is the 29-year-old really worth such a fee and Giroud?Read what a section had to say below…last_img


first_imgStep away from the mound of pine needles heaped by the ChristmasTree.Leave the children in their pjs and get out of the house.That’s an order to all the women in the county from donegaldaily.comto go out and grab a cuppa, read the entire newspaper (bliss) or justtime to mark Nollaig na mBan tomorrow, Friday. There is a strong tradition in some parts of Ireland, particularly, CoCork, that on January 6th – Women’s Christmas or Little Christmas –husbands, partners, brothers and fathers acknowledge the hard work ofthe women over the holiday period and take over the household chores.We, at, know that housework should be equally sharedall year round and not just on one day but believe Nollaig na mBan isa good way to start the New Year.We would hope the tradition of Nollaig na mBan is celebratedthroughout the county and if you’re planning a get- together withfriends then tell us about it.Tradition dictates that Christmas decorations are taken down on thisdate and chucked into the attic(maybes that’s just our house) foranother year. In the Christian calendar it is also the Feast of the Epiphany – whenthe Three Kings arrive to see the baby Jesus in the manger.In France at this time you may have the delight of tasting the galettedes Rois – Epiphany cake made with puff pastry with a frangipanefilling.It doesn’t have to be a lavish day out (if only) it could be coffeeand cake with friends at home without having to multi-task, aleisurely walk knowing you’re going home to dinner and a chilled outevening.Forget the chocolates, flowers and perfume and give time to the womanin your life. All the time.Happy Nollaig na mBan!(If the editor even thinks about using a pic of Mrs Doyle from FatherTed to illustrate this, I’ll kill him!) SUIGH SÍOS AGUS LIG DO SCÍTH AR NOLLAIG NA mBAN was last modified: January 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SUIGH SÍOS AGUS LIG DO SCÍTH AR NOLLAIG NA mBANlast_img read more


first_imgIf he ever stops singing then Wagon Wheel star Nathan Carter can always take up modeling.The singer stepped out from behind the microphone to do a bit of catwalk work for Evolve.And we’re sure many of his thousands of fans will agree – he’s looking sharp!  NATHAN CARTER ‘EVOLVES’ FROM BEHIND THE MICROPHONE – PIC SPECIAL! was last modified: December 13th, 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:EvolveNathan Carterlast_img read more


first_imgOllie Horgan takes his Finn Harps side to The Showgrounds in Coleraine tomorrow afternoon as they continue their preparations for the new season.Harps defeated Cork City last week in Roscommon in an encouraging display by Horgan’s troops.Harps face Irish League side Coleraine tomorrow and that will be another good test for Harps ahead of their new season which kicks-off at Tolka Park on March 6th. Harps have secured the majority of last season’s squad which reached the FAI Cup semi-final and have strengthened to it by adding Raymond Foy, Matthew Crossan and Marc Brolly to their ranks.Harps will be hoping the signature of USL sharpshooter Garbhan Friel can help them in the scoring department.Harps Achilles heel last season was their inability to get goals and Horgan will be hoping Friel can get the goals Harps will need if there to be in with any chance of being in the promotion shake up.The match between Finn Harps and Coleraine will kick-off at 4pm tomorrow at The Showgrounds.  FINN HARPS FACE COLERAINE IN PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY AT THE SHOWGROUNDS was last modified: February 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Finn Harps FCnewsPre-season campaignsoccerSportlast_img read more

Legendary broadcaster Peter Brackley dies aged 67

first_imgTerrible news about the sad death of brilliant commentator Peter Brackley. An absolute legend of our industry. #RIPPeterBrackley— Gary Taphouse (@garytaphouse) October 14, 2018 Everyone at the club is deeply saddened to hear news of Peter Brackley’s passing. Our best wishes go to Peter’s family and friends at this very difficult time.#BHAFC 🔵⚪️Read ➡️— Brighton & Hove Albion ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) October 14, 2018Brighton chief executive Paul Barber said on the club’s official website: “So many of us here at the club knew Peter well. He was a hugely talented, knowledgeable, funny and, above all else, a good man.“We will miss him. Our condolences go out to Peter’s family, including our colleague and his nephew Paul, and all of his many friends.”Brackley began his career with BBC Radio Brighton before switching to television. He worked for ITV and Sky before joining Football Italia, where he worked throughout the 1990s.He worked at four World Cups for ITV and two European Championships and provided the commentary for popular video game Pro Evolution Soccer before working for Albion in the community in recent years.Below you can see a selection of touching tributes to Brackley from some of the biggest names in British sports journalism. REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow Really sad to hear news of Peter Brackley’s passing tonight. I remember in the 80’s Peter’s commentaries on The Big Match, think he took over in the Midlands from Hugh Johns. A fabulous voice and from an era of great commentators. RIP— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) October 14, 2018 REVEALED MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Very sad news. Loved talking to Peter before games, picking his brains, really good company, too, full of great anecdotes. Condolences to his family and friends and everyone at the Club. RIP.— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) October 14, 2018center_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Think Peter Brackley probably meant as much to my generation – thanks to Football Italia, and Pro Evo – as Brian Moore did to the one prior. A soft, warm, funny voice, one that was part of my life for years. Really sad news.— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) October 14, 2018 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RIP Peter Brackley. Terrific commentator who was a big part of Central TV’s coverage when I was growing up. A voice of mellow authority. Fantastic mimic too. Very sad news— Ian Danter (@talkdants) October 14, 2018 Broadcaster and lifelong Brighton fan Peter Brackley has died at the age of 67, the Premier League club have announced.Brackley is best known as the voice of Channel Four’s Football Italia. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Football News ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won silverware last_img read more