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

Women in Mining – Deian Gordon’s story

first_imgThe gold and diamond mining industry, over the years, has contributed significantly to the sustenance of many families. However, it takes lots of hard labour, long hours and courage to keep pursuing some of the nature’s most precious minerals buried below.Deian’s GordonDeian Gordon is one of the few female miners in the sector. She is also an Executive Member of the Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO), and as such, she understands the struggle.Prior to taking up a career in gold mining, Gordon was engaged in street vending. She has initially visited the interior only to understand how minerals were extracted from the earth. That visit would evolve into her becoming involved in the mining business.As a woman in mining, she has found it to be very challenging and now she is a reservoir of good and bad experiences in the sector.In a male-dominated field, Gordon has managed to rack up some 22 years in the sector, but it takes strength and courage to keep persevering.“You have to be strong to work with the men – spirit, mind and body; you have to be able to stand up and demand that this is your job, you have workers, you have to respect, even though you is a female, they have to respect that they working with you,” she explained.Growing up with 11 brothers had taught her a great lot. On this note, she said being among the boys created the advantage she has working in a man’s field.As a woman in mining, she has learnt that one has to be calm, in the eventuality a situation arises. “Like when they get a dispute in the backdam, like in your camp, you have a dispute with another worker, if you can’t go and make a peace or try and get it down, it will lead to that (chopping up)”.She explained that there were times when large investments were made in the mining operation with very little return and then, there were times when the rewards were bountiful; however, a saying often quoted by miners, “Dutty battam dark” – meaning you invest but remain unsure of what returns would be generated although you remain hopeful – reflected the reality of the mining life.The GWMO, along with a brother, has assisted in coaching Gordon in the mining field. Through the Organisation, she has been able to attend many training programmes, especially in the area of sustainable practices.Working in the mining industry is totally different from most sectors, she explained, “…because for me, my work starts at 5, sometimes you does gotta get up from 2-3 (am) pumping water and so out of the pit. So, you close off at 6 (pm) and depends on how the sun goes, you could go up to 7 (pm)…so it ain’t get a factor really like a 7-4 work….”The GWMO executive said she was taught about the rules that govern the mining industry through the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission and Women Miners Organisation, and as such, abide by those rules.She also engages in sustainable working practices. After mining is completed in an area, trees are often replanted by her workers.All dredge owners, Gordon encouraged, should always have another business to assist in the steady flow of income owing to the unpredictability of the mining sector.Additionally, being away from family is challenging. Gordon enjoys going to the movies and hanging out with friends, to “ease the brains” as she puts it.last_img read more

North Peace Savings and Credit Union to forgo name change

first_imgVoting revealed that the majority were actually in favour of the switch, however it was not by enough of a margin to proceed with the change. The vote required 67 per cent and it fell short by four per cent.550 votes were cast which represents 5.7 per cent of the total members. 346 were in favour of the name change.In a release North Peace Savings and Credit Union CEO Mitchel Chilcott says “North Peace Savings will continue to provide services tailored to the unique needs of their members, while fostering the growth of local businesses. “The credit union will continue to action our existing operating plan without losing sight of our strategic purpose. We remain committed to going the extra mile for our members, being adaptive to both their personal and business financial needs.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Val Verde pioneer Canty honored

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Canty came to Val Verde in 1948 during a wave of African-American migration at a time when blacks were banned from public swimming pools in many areas. These Val Verde pioneers established a semirural retreat in the rolling ridges west of Interstate 5 and Castaic, complete with their own pools and parks, and some emerged as leaders as the unincorporated town grew to about 1,500. Canty and his wife, Miriam, who died in 2001, were among 13 Val Verde leaders who made local health service a priority in a 1978 meeting with Los Angeles County officials. “She and Eli were a team,” Laymon said. “They went everywhere together. We’ve been just really fortunate to have them.” Then-county Supervisor Baxter Ward and the panel secured $70,000 from the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation for a clinic inside a local church that the Rev. Sam Dixon was building. The clinic opened in August 1980, though Dixon died before construction was completed. Both Canty and his wife helped steer the clinic. He attended meetings, even when he needed a cane to get around, until retirement beckoned this year. “Eli said he didn’t know for sure if he was really up to it and wondered out loud about his ability to attend future board meetings,” Laymon said. Board member Tom Barnett suggested the honorary appointment, to which Canty agreed. The Samuel Dixon center has grown over the past quarter-century. A branch in Canyon Country opened in 2000, and a part-time clinic at Newhall Elementary was established earlier this year. “We’re seeing access (to health care) being an issue,” Laymon said. “What we want to have is a triangle of care. We’re going to be accessible no matter where (you) live in the Santa Clarita Valley.” Each clinic handles about 4,000 patient visits per year, while annual operating costs have increased from $100,000 when Laymon joined eight years ago to just over $1 million this year. Laymon attributed increased demand to the growing legions of the uninsured, which includes lower-income service workers and small-business owners. “They’re looking at their budgets. ‘I got to have money to eat. I got to have money for marketing. … I’m going to cross my fingers and put off purchasing health insurance for myself,’ Laymon said. “It comes down to dollars and cents. They will most likely hire people without benefits, or they hire people who work just below full-time. I don’t want to fault anybody. It’s a fact of life because insurance is so expensive.” The health center has plans to establish a full-service clinic in Newhall – home for many working-class Latinos – to include dental and mental-health care, Laymon said. “It will be a challenge,” she said. “We offer a lot of state programs and we use those to the best of our ability to make sure services are available for most people. More and more, we look to grants and community support.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAL VERDE – Community pioneer Elijah Canty, who came to Val Verde to escape segregation and emerged as a local leader, has been honored by the board of the health clinic he helped establish in 1980 to serve the low-income and the uninsured. Canty, 94, has been named board member emeritus of the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center in recognition of his contributions to the clinic over the past 25 years. “He’s 94, and we thought he would want to take it a little easier,” said Cheryl Laymon, the health center’s executive director. “He is a known community leader. He is respected by everyone. He brings not only wisdom and good judgment to the health center; he brings credibility. We don’t want to lose him.” His retirement comes at a time of growth for the nonprofit clinic whose operators attempt to meet health care needs of the rising number of uninsured in the Santa Clarita Valley. last_img read more