Ryder Cup is a winner for England Golf

first_img The 2016 Ryder Cup is a winner for England Golf, even before the first ball is struck tomorrow. Matt Fitzpatrick, Andy Sullivan, Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Danny Willett and Chris Wood make up half of Team Europe – and all played for England as amateurs. England Golf chief executive Nick Pink said: “We’re wishing the European team the very best of luck and we’re immensely proud that six of the players are English and that, with our clubs and counties, we supported their development. “This is a huge inspiration for today’s ambitious amateurs and a terrific reward for all the volunteers and coaches who work so hard to support our talented players.” The Parliamentary Golf Group has also wished the European Ryder Cup team well ahead of the competition at Hazeltine National in Minnesota, USA. In a letter to the Darren Clarke, Captain of Team Europe, the Group Chairman Karl McCartney MP passed on the best wishes of all members of the group, and expressed hope: “that the event will help to promote our game across the UK and inspire more people to pick up their clubs, take part in physical activity, and keep fit and healthy”. In addition to England’s six players, Team Europe also includes Rory McIlroy, from Northern Ireland, and England, Northern Ireland and Scotland are also all represented by the captain and vice-captains. Karl McCartney commented: “I am looking forward to following the action with great excitement, and hope that Team Europe can prevail to win their fourth competition in a row. Golf is a sport for all, and I hope that the strong UK presence in the team will encourage the next generation of young golfers.” The England six: Matt Fitzpatrick is from Hallamshire, Yorkshire, and was the US amateur champion and the world number one amateur before turning pro. He has already won twice. Andy Sullivan represented Nuneaton, Warwickshire, as an amateur. He turned pro in 2011 after helping to win the Walker Cup and has won three times on the European Tour. Justin Rose is an England Golf ambassador, the first Olympic golf champion in 112 years and the 2013 US Open champion. He played at North Hants, Hampshire, as an amateur. Lee Westwood, a former world number one, is about to play his 10th Ryder Cup. He was an amateur at Worksop, Nottinghamshire, and writes on the club’s website: “I’ll never forget my roots. They are firmly embedded in the fairways of Worksop Golf Club.” Danny Willett, the 2016 Masters champion, represented Rotherham, Yorkshire, as an amateur and was English champion and world number one before turning pro. Chris Wood, the 2016 BMW PGA champion, is from Long Ashton, Gloucestershire. He was England’s number one amateur for two years before turning pro.  Caption: Matt Fittzpatrick playing as an amateur (image copyright Leaderboard Photography). 29 Sep 2016 Ryder Cup is a winner for England Golf last_img read more

UPDATE: Beaver Valley forward Brandon Butlin back home resting after night in hospital

first_imgIt appears Beaver Valley forward Brandon Butlin suffered a severe concussion after being checked near the boards during Saturday night’s Kootenay International Junior Hockey League at the NDCC Arena between the Leafs and Nitehawks.The hit, happening with 2:45 remaining in the third period, silenced the more than 300 people in attendance.“When (Beaver Valley head coach) Terry (Jones) got to the hospital last night (Brandon) was talking,” said assistant coach Jeremy Cominotto told The Nelson Daily Sunday.“He couldn’t remember the hit but he remembers scoring his goal . . . and that was pretty much it.”Cominotto said Butlin wanted to go home from the hospital Saturday, but doctors kept the Trail native overnight for observation.“(Hospital staff) kept him for observation just to make sure . . .. They were a little worried about his neck but apparently he’s okay,” Cominotto.At the time of the injury, Nelson was holding a 5-2 lead.Butlin had the puck near the Nelson blueline when Leaf winger Dustin Reimer hit the Hawks’ forward with a clean check.Butlin collided with the boards and immediately went into convulsions with his legs flailing.Training staff from both teams rushed to the injured player and without hesitation called for an ambulance.Rink staff quickly ran to fetch the AED (automated external defibrillator) for training staff as a precaution in case the Hawks’ player went into cardiac arrest.At no time did Butlin stop breathing.Cominotto said there was an uneasy feeling on the Hawks as everyone in the arena watched medical staff deal with the Beaver Valley player.But the coaching staff kept the players informed from the moment the BC Ambulance left the NDCC Arena with updates on Butlin’s condition. “We have a lot of guys on the team that have known Brandon for a lone time so it was definitely a quiet bus ride (back to Fruitvale),” Cominotto explained.“Guys were a little worried and really upset. So we just put hockey aside and dealt with what was important which was Brandon’s heath and making sure everyone was able to deal with it in a proper manner.”Now that Butlin is resting comfortably at home, the Hawks players can now move on to get ready for the next game, Friday at home against the Chase Heat.To make the transition easier the coaching staff held a meeting with the players Sunday morning.Team practice resumes Monday.“Right now we’re trying to deal with Brandon and the way we’re playing hockey right now,” said Cominotto. “Obviously guys are worried about their teammate and now that we know Brandon is going to be fine we can move on with the hockey and try to move forward and get better.”As for Butlin, Cominotto said there would be no rush to get the 17-year-old forward back into the lineup.“It’s a little too soon say what happened to Brandon . . . he’s definitely concussed,” said Cominotto.“So he’ll probably be out for a while. But we’re going to take every precautionary measure to make sure he’s okay. We’re not going to rush him back and do what’s best for Brandon.”Hockey is a violent game with players moving at lightning quick speeds.Injuries are bound to happen.However, anytime a player leaves the ice on a stretcher there’s cause for concern.“It’s the game of hockey,” Cominotto said.“Injuries happen unfortunately but at any time players get hurt. It was just unfortunate for Brandon (Saturday) night.”OVERTIME: Beaver Valley assistant coach Jeremy Cominotto believes there would be no efforts made to play out the final 2:45 of the game. The remaining time was left on the clock as both coaches felt it would be in the best interest not to play out the game, instead sending both teams to the dressing room.See previous story: http://thenelsondaily.com/news/nelsonbeaver-valley-game-stopped-245-remaining-after-hawks-player-taken-hospital-21180#.UGiNChiaGHklast_img read more

Winless AFC seeking boost with Vihiga visit

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Marko Vasiljevic watches on during his side’s Kenyan Premier League clash against Sofapaka at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 22, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 28 – AFC Leopards, winless in their opening three games of the season will hope for a positive bounce when they take on Vihiga United in match day four of the Kenyan premier League on Saturday at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.Ingwe have picked up two points from two draws against kariobangi Sharks and Sofapaka while they suffered an embarrassing 3-0 loss away to kakamega Homeboyz. The 13-time KPL champions are placed 15th in the league standings and head coach Marko Vasiljevic is optimistic they will soon find their groove.“Day by day we will get better. I have done maybe just over 10 training sessions with the team since I came in and that is not enough time to make any big changes. But I see the players everyday and I see them improving,” the Serb said.Vasiljevic took charge on a permanent basis after his would-be boss Nikola Kavazovic terminated his contract barely a month in to join South African top tier side Free State Stars.AFC Leopards players line up before their Kenyan Premier League clash against Sofapaka at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 22, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluVasiljevic says he is confident he is equal to the task of guiding Leopards back to its glory days and has only asked for patience from the fans as he stretches out his philosophy into the team.Biggest on his task of work to do is getting a solution to the team’s leaking defense, the side having conceded six goals in three matches.“It is something that I know we will work on. We have improved since the first game. Another thing that we should improve is the finishing because we create chances but scoring has not been okay,” the tactician stated.They come up against a Vihiga side that has posted mixed results in the opening games. Mike Mururi’s men who survived relegation by the skin of their teeth last season have drawn 1-1 against Chemelil Sugar and won 2-0 against Ulinzi Stars while their last assignment ended in a 1-0 loss at home against Sony Sugar.Last season, the two sides drew 2-2 in the first leg while AFC ended up 1-0 winners in the return leg played in Mumias.KCB winger Simon Abuko tries to wheel away from Bandari FC defender Siraj Mohammed their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 22, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the early kick off, KCB will also be seeking their first win of the season when they take on Tusker FC. The bankers picked their first point sincxe a return to top flight football with a 1-1 draw at home against high flying Bandari.Head coach Frank Ouna is optimistic that the team will battle for maximum points but is quick to note that it will take some time before the team becomes a fully-fledged perfect grinding machine.“The 1-1 draw with Bandari marked turning point and probably a proper beginning of season for us. It was important to bounce back after back to back losses,” Ouna said.He added; “It’s still work in progress. The pre-season was a bit different we couldn’t do much because of the short time we had. We have new players who are new to each other and we also have a coach who is new to the players as well,”“It will take time; probably four five weeks from now we will begin to see more compact play from the team.”Tusker FC head coach Robert Matano shouts instructions on the touchline during their Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield Quarter Final against Sofapaka at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on September 2, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe bankers face a Tusker side which picked its first win of the season last weekend thrashing Mount Kenya United 3-0 and head coach Robert Matano is eager to keep the winning trend.“It was good to win after losing and drawing in the previous games but the task now is to be consistent with how we are playing and how we are getting results,” the tactician stated.Tusker have also picked into the new season a rather new team which is still staggering trying to find its balance, but Matano believes they have shown the signs of a unit.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Bing Steps Up Facebook, Twitter Integration

first_imgmike melanson Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Microsoft Bing, the number two search engine on the Web, announced this morning that it has begun including Tweets within news results and and a tighter Facebook integration in its search results.According to the Bing Team, the inclusion of social media in these search results will help users “make more informed decisions in search by surfacing the kind of information you can only get from your friends, often in real-time.”Last month, Google announced that it would begin augmenting its search results according to whether or not certain content had been shared by your friends. Bing’s integration feels similar, though slightly less nuanced.Rather than altering search results according to what your friends share, Bing will show a feed of relevant Tweets alongside headlines on Bing News. In terms of Facebook, however, Bing had already been doing what Google released last month – altering search results according to what your friends “like.”The latest update moves in the opposite direction. Now, users can post to Facebook directly from within Bing search results for movies, artists, musicians and television shows. Microsoft has had a tight relationship with Facebook since 2007, when it beat out Google in a $240 million investment in the social network. Since, Bing has become the default search engine powering Facebook and a number of deals between Microsoft and Facebook have followed. The beginning of a more two-way relationship was inevitable. Related Posts Tags:#Microsoft#news#Social Web#web center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Parenting 101

first_imgBy Kamala Glenn-Taylor, BS, BA, MS-MFTCreative Commons Licensing [Flickr, Family Portrait-Reality Edition, October 26, 2008] retrieved on September 9, 2015Parenting. Such a benign word. But anyone who has been a parent knows that the title comes with much more than what they could have bargained for. With the plethora of material available on the topic of parenting one wonders how it is that so many families still find themselves in turmoil with the introduction of this tiny dependent new life. Halas (2014) puts it this way, “We’ve all been there. You look at your new baby and deep joy settles into your soul, but the days to come may not be exactly what you planned. The joy is soon colored by the realities of sleep deprivation, worry and more advice than any human being could ever possibly use” [2]. Parenting sometimes is not at all what new parents expect!The question becomes how do clinicians effectively tackle this multifaceted stage in newly parented families? Tackling any therapeutic problem often involves the asking of more questions before one can get to a working solution. The first question to ask ourselves is, how much do we know about each individual’s ideas about parenting? And how much do they know about each other’s ideas? Oftentimes the reality is that two individuals have come together and decided to engage in family building while not being cognizant of their partner’s views surrounding parenting. So, is the couple on the same page? Have they considered division of child care, religious beliefs, discipline, family traditions, and the influence of other voices in child care decisions among many others? For military families, have they considered these topics and the changing factors that future military deployment will bring? How will they decide what parenting looks like with one parent away and when that parent returns? What are the types of conversations that have occurred?Now typically, a therapist or helping professional, will probably be introduced to the family after disagreements surrounding childcare have already escalated. Parents will be frustrated, maybe even angered by their partners inability to see their point! Whatever the case clinicians have the responsibility of slowing down the conversation and getting to the heart of the matter. Can our parents see eye to eye? Can they get to a place of understanding the other partners view? Oftentimes the couple neglects to consider all of the influential factors that have helped create them into the people they now are and the influential factors that continue to influence who they are. Why is this important? Each aspect of our combined life experiences influences the lens through which we view our world and the decisions we make in that world. Becvar, Becvar and Bender (1982) state that, “We all select and edit our reality in order to make it conform to our personal theories” [1]. In that context we can expect that no two individuals will be alike and thus no two parents will have the same views. Clinician responsibility entails being able to be cognizant of that reality and aid clients in recognizing the utility in those differences.So how do we get there? While the particulars of technique, intervention and “languaging” may differ from clinician to clinician and from modality to modality, one thing remains true. We must listen. We must listen in a way that minimizes our biases and beliefs of how people should be as parents while maximizing on the shared goals and dreams that these parents have for this new life. While they may differ on the process of raising a happy, successful child their end goal is the same. How will you help them to get there?References[1] Becvar, R.  J., Becvar, D.  S., & Bender, A.  E.  (1982).  Let Us First Do No Harm.  Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, 8(4), 385-391.  doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.1982.tb01464.x[2] Halas, M. (2014). Parenting facts and fairy tales. Huffington Post. Updated 11.18.2014 www.huffingtonpost.comKamala Glenn-Taylor is a Master of Science degree recipient of the Marriage & Family Therapy Department at Valdosta State University. She is an independent contractor with Palm Tree Psychological Services and a guest blogger for the MFLN Family Development team. Love what you read? Be sure to visit Kamala’s personal blog site, here, for more.last_img read more

Chris Ross credits teammates: ‘Everyone was up to the task’

first_imgLOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Chris Ross. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netChris Ross was back to his old self Friday night in San Miguel’s 111-102 win after his worst performance of the series in Game 4 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.The freshly-minted Best Player of the Conference finished with 10 points, 11 assists, five steals, and four rebounds to help the Beermen move within a win of ending their drought in the mid-season conference.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Eager to contribute, Santos wills San Miguel to comeback win View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? But San Miguel first had to recover from a lackluster showing made worse by TNT’s hot shooting in the first half, where it trailed by 61-46, at halftime.“We have a really great discussion at halftime,” he said. “We know we didn’t play good basketball in the first half. We just told everyone to dig deep, find that championship spirit that we know we have, and luckily – I don’t know if it’s a switch or sense of desperation, we came out in the third quarter and locked down defensively, picked the pressure up, and it went our way.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsArwind Santos changed the complexion of the game for the Beermen in the second half, dropping 14 points in the period as the rest of the team buckled down on defense.Ross praised their team captain’s efforts in shutting down the hot-shooting Ranidel de Ocampo in the next two periods, saying, “Arwind came out and he was amazing for us. He stuck on Ranidel, made some big shots, kind of turn the tide for us.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games “They always say the first game is hard and the closeout game is the hardest. We know that those guys are not gonna lay down. Every game has been a battle,” he said. “We gonna try to get as much rest as possible, look at film, see where what went wrong when they went up by 15 and try to correct those things, and come out for battle on Sunday.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Miguel continued to control the pace, speeding up the game with June Mar Fajardo on the bench.Ross said that the way the team played is a testament on the caliber the players the Beermen have, that even though the three-time PBA MVP is on the bench, the team can still hold their own against the best of the opposing team.“I mean, we’re a pretty deep team, and we have a lot of guys that can play, lot of guys that are really talented,” he said. “Even if June Mar sits down, Arwind can fill in. It’s just like we’re playing all-Filipino. We’re used to that, we have four shooters on the outside and one big man and it makes us quicker defensively. Even without June Mar out there, I think everyone was up to the task and when June Mar is in there, we got to figure out some ways for him to be productive for us.”Now owning a 3-2 series lead, San Miguel has a golden chance to wrap up the series on Sunday.However, Ross expects TNT to give its all for Game 6, noting that the hardest game of any series is always the clincher.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

National Youth Championships day one – Girls’ division

first_imgBy BEN HARRISSome cricket-like scores featured in the girls’ division on day one of the National Youth Championships at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Wednesday.Queensland Secondary Schools Touch and New South Wales Combined High Schools both went to town on their opposition with the two giants of the division having an easy day.QSST scored 39 touchdowns and conceded two in their opening three matches while NSWCHS crossed 38 times and had their defence breached on five occasions.QSST nearly wrote the history books with their 23-0 thumping of Western Tigers. It was two touchdowns short of the all-time record, which coincidently is held by QSST when they defeated Victoria 25-0 in 2011.NSWCHS had a big win against cross-school rivals New South Wales Combined Independent Schools, running in 15 touchdowns to zip.Not surprisingly the two heavyweights are undefeated after day one.New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges are also undefeated after winning their three matches on day one.They had two close matches against New South Wales Touch Association Development Team (4-2) and South West Queensland Swans (5-3).NSWCCC are second in Pool A behind QSST on percentage. The Swans are third with South Australia heat coming fourth.NSWCHS lead Pool B with Brisbane City Cobras in second and NSWCIS in third.There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 National Youth Championships (NYC). The Touch Football Australia and NYC websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.nyc.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and game live streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksGirls’ NYC day onelast_img read more

10 months agoBurnley boss Dyche warns Arsenal: You’ll be facing reality today

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Dyche warns Arsenal: You’ll be facing reality todayby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche has warned Arsenal to expect a dose of “reality” today.Dyche vowed to continue with his “reality tactics’ when required, as he looks to get his side back on the up.He said: “It’s very simple. If everyone thinks that every team in the Premier League is going to play the beautiful game, at the moment there is only one winner and that is Manchester City.“If we are all going to roll it out from the back and play 600 passes, they win… end of story!“You have to find a way and that’s what we’ve done consistently well here; find a way to be successful.“We’ve had to fight, we’ve had to work, we’ve played some good, productive stuff at times, and always found a way.“That doesn’t change because when you play these powerful clubs, it’s very difficult.“It’s reality tactics, rather than negative tactics, and we’ve tinkered with the side many times before.” last_img read more

a month ago​Klopp bemused over Liverpool fitness questions

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Klopp bemused over Liverpool fitness questionsby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is not impressed by questions about his side’s fitness.Some pundits questioned whether the Reds had the physical conditioning to keep up with the Italian side.They looked out thought and out fought in a 2-0 loss in the group stages of the Champions League on Tuesday night.When asked about fitness, Klopp said the following to the club’s official website: “There was no physical problem apart from the normal physical problems in a game like this, which is very intense [because] both teams fight hard and all that stuff. It’s not a physical problem tonight.”We have to finish the situations off. How everybody is in life, you need positive moments and you can run forever. “We didn’t have really positive moments tonight. They obviously got the second air, so they could go again. That’s normal, but that was not the reason.” last_img read more