Turba returns to the lead as the wind gets up

first_img Only one other player beat par this morning. Conor Gough (Stoke Park), who won the U14 Reid Trophy last year, had two birdies in his last three holes as he headed towards his 70.  He’s just a stroke ahead of Max Hopkins (Bishops Stortford) who scored an impressive one-under 70 in the winds. Hopkins (image © Leaderboard Photography) went out in level par, balancing an eagle and a birdie with three bogeys, and came home in one-under.  Estonia’s Joonas Turba returned to the lead in the McGregor Trophy this morning when the wind returned to Burnham and Berrow after two days of calm.  Turba, who is celebrating his 16th birthday today, shot three-over 74 in demanding conditions and is two-under for the championship.  20 Jul 2017 Turba returns to the lead as the wind gets up center_img Hopkins is two ahead of James Reed (Exeter) who scored 74, while overnight leader George Young (West Malling) slipped back to two-over after struggling on the way out and eventually signing for 79.  Click here for full scores.last_img read more

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Mystery builds around fate of East End schools’ athletics future

first_imgA committee has been established and they are discussing the possibility that the City League (PIAA District 8) may join with the WPIAL (PIAA District 7), as early as the 2012-13 school year. However, a more prevalent topic is what is going to happen with certain schools in the East End, come next school year.It is official that this is the final year for both Peabody and Schenley as athletic programs. The board has decided to close those schools after this year. In the meantime, there are many parties that are unsure about how things will play out. To say the least, there are many important things at stake.“I’m not sure if I will even have a job next year,” Schenley’s head football coach Jason Bell said. “As far as I know, the only thing that is set in stone at this point is the football team will be headquartered out of University Prep. Aside from that, I’m really not sure what is going to happen.”One thing that is being proposed, unofficially, is that University Prep at Milliones 6-12, Sci-Tech 6-12, and Obama 6-12 will join as one football team in 2011-12.“I heard of the possibility that they may join the school colors together and design their uniforms after the University of Washington Huskies because it has a little of each of the three school colors in there,” Bell said.As for the other sports, it is proposed that all three schools will play as, simply, Obama.There are also high emotions about the fact that the teams will go.“I can’t even begin to put into words how disappointed, how upset, I mean I can’t even put it into words to cover it,” said Peabody’s coach Leonard Carter after the final game between Peabody and Schenley as separate entities on Saturday. “I’ve been a part of Peabody for some time, I played for Peabody in the ’70s, and I’ve been a coach for them for over 20 years. (Peabody and Schenley) are two very proud programs and the fact that that they’ll be gone after this year is very sad.”Due to the high uncertainty on what the final decisions will be, Mike Gavlik, the board’s director of athletics, declined to make an official statement.Part of the proposal is to combine athletic programs at Perry and Oliver, Langley and Brashear and Prep, Obama and Westinghouse, while Allderdice and Carrick would remain the same, dropping the current nine schools down to just five. None of this has been presented to the board for a final decision.(Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected]) TRUCKIN’—Westinghouse’s Charles “Truck” Williams scored their only touchdown in a 30-8 loss to Langley Oct 8. at Cupples Stadium. (Photo by William McBride.) by Malik VincentIt is undecided on what the final plans will be whenever the 2011-12 school year kicks off next September and beyond. The Pittsburgh Board of Education’s Athletic division is trying decide what those are, once established.last_img read more

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With Crime Up, RB Police Dept. Hires Three New Officers

first_imgRED BANK — Crime has increased in Red Bank and the borough has responded by adding additional police officers.At a regular meeting last week, the Borough Council approved the hiring of three  additional police officers, bringing the number of police officers in the borough to 40, which is close to its former staffing level of 42.At the meeting Nov. 23, the borough also authorized the promotion of three existing officers.Plans call for hiring three probationary officers all of whom have previous police experience, according to Chief Stephen McCarthy. The three are: Stanley D. Balmer, who comes to Red Bank from the Long Branch department, where he had been for five years before moving to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department; Garrett Falco, who had been with the Asbury Park Police; and Jhonatan R. Quispe, a former Rutgers University police officer, who had worked in New Brunswick and Camden, according to McCarthy.“They’re very experienced, all these guys,” McCarthy said this week, and would be ready for immediate assignments with some additional department training.The three are scheduled to begin on Dec. 1, according to McCarthy.In addition to the hirings, the council authorized the promotion of three veteran officers, moving up Detective Robert Clayton to the rank of sergeant; and making Investigators Wendy Samis and Juan Sardo detectives.As McCarthy explained it this week, the department had functioned with 42 members, but was reduced with the retirement of some ranking officers, including the previous chief. “At that point we restructured,” eliminating two captain positions. And this year the department saw three members leave, with one transferred to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, one retiring and the third officer taking a disability pension.Fewer officers meant, “We moved people,” to accommodate the shortfall. “We have to fill patrol spots first,” McCarthy said. “That’s our number one priority.”According to the most recent New Jersey State Police Uniform Crime Reports, the boorugh experienced an increase in crime from 2009 to 2010.“Overall crime rates went up,” McCarthy acknowledged, “probably all across the board.”The statistics indicate that that borough has experienced an increase in both violent and nonviolent offenses, going from a reported 30 violent offenses in 2009, to 55 in 2010, and from 227 to 286 for those classified as nonviolent. The report indicated increases in rape (from one in 2009 to five in 2010), robbery (from 10 to 26) and aggravated assaults (up to 24 from the previous year’s report of 17). Murders, however, were down, with none reported in 2010 and two occurring in 2009.McCarthy explained that 2009, “was an extremely low year,” for the borough’s crime statistics. “So, it looked like a pretty big jump,” when in fact, he argued, the most recent numbers reflect what might be a slight increase over the traditional average numbers.The rise in crime can be attributed to a wide variety of causes, including the economy, community involvement in policing and police performance in and of itself. “How we approach it and how we police also can affect crime,” he said.Also in the final analysis, however, “Some crimes can’t be prevented,” such as domestic violence, which usually occurs behind closed doors. “We could have a police officer on every corner and we still won’t prevent that crime.”last_img read more

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Off-duty officer injured in head-on collision

first_imgThe collision occurred about 3:45a.m. on Sierra Highway near Acton Canyon Road, said Gary Wise, a dispatcher for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Sierra Highway was closed for more than an hour as the Highway Patrol investigated. An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was injured in Acton early Wednesday during a head-on collision with a vehicle driven by a man suspected of being drunk, authorities said. LAPD Officer Amanda Chapin, 38, underwent surgery for leg fractures, department spokeswoman Officer Karen Smith said. Chapin, a nine-year LAPD veteran, works out of the Devonshire station. Cesar Octavio Contreras, 29, of Lancaster was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries before being booked on suspicion of driving under the influence, Smith said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Railway tourism comes to KZN

first_img14 March 2003A small municipality in southern KwaZulu-Natal has solved its office accommodation problems and created a potential tourist attraction by building a new R4.6-million railway station.The station, built in the traditional verandah style in the province’s southern town of Creighton, doubles as the civic offices of the new Ingwe municipality, which has chosen railway tourism as a major avenue for economic development.The Johannesburg-based Bushveld Safari charter train already stops regularly at the town on its way to Kokstad and Matatiele, in East Griqualand, and visits are likely to become more frequent.Ingwe municipality has earmarked another R4-million to buy a three-coach train that is expected to run excursions between Himeville and Underberg in the KwaSani municipality and Creighton.KwaSani already has a strong tourism infrastructure that Ingwe plans to expand on by creating a link with its neighbouring towns. The idea is to create economic opportunities for poor communities in an area largely reliant on a strong commercial farming sector.Part of the initiative will be for minibus taxi operators to offer tourist trips from the station, with stops every 12km to view attractions. These will include a viewing platform at Indodeni Falls to see a colony of bald ibis, a craft centre at the historic Centocow Mission built in 1890, and access to school choirs and cultural experiences in traditional homesteads.The municipality also plans to build a raised boardwalk around the Little Creighton Wetland – which is in walking distance from the station – where rare bird species such as the marsh owl and the African snipe can be seen. The municipality is also the habitat of the rare Cape parrot.Other plans include biannual steam train festivals that will be advertised internationally and will feature restored locomotives.The old Creighton station – a wood and iron colonial building – will be refurbished and converted into a museum. The old post office, also on the station platform, will become a tourist information centre. A shaded boma and braai facilities for tourists are being constructed on the platform, and the whole vicinity will be attractively landscaped with indigenous trees and shrubs.The council chamber at the new civic offices is already being used extensively for other public business such as regional police conferences.“We took a strategic decision”, said Ingwe Mayor Innocent Miya. “We saw an opportunity in railway tourism to create economic benefits for our people. We needed civic offices, so it made sense to construct them right here on the railway platform and create an attraction right away.”Meanwhile, the adjacent Ubuhlebezwe (Ixopo) municipality plans to restore an old steam train to draw the Paton Express, which is currently being drawn by a diesel train. The Paton Express operates in the hill country immortalised by Alan Paton in his novel, Cry the Beloved Country.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Slaughter wins 1st BPC; Durham is back-to-back Best Import

first_imgGreg Slaughter in his first game back since suffering an ACL injury 10 months ago. PBA IMAGESGreg Slaughter proved that he’s no longer feeling the lingering effects of his ACL injury as his dominant showing in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup was enough for him to take home his first Best Player of the Conference award.The 6-foot-11 center averaged 14.7 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.6 blocks as he helped the Gin Kings earn a return trip to the finals and defend their throne.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Green Archers get back at Fighting Maroons View comments The 29-year-old slotman averaged 25.4 points, 20.1 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 1.3 blocks to stamp his class among this conference’s reinforcements.Durham gathered 1,219 votes, powered by 592 statistical points, 421 media votes, 57 player votes, and 150 votes from the PBA as he was the unanimous choice as this conference’s top import.He also became the first reinforcement to win the award in back-to-back seasons since Gabe Freeman in the 2009 and 2010 Fiesta Conferences, as well as becoming the ninth reinforcement to bag the Best Import award multiple times, following the footsteps of seven-time winner Bobby Parks, as well as two-time victors Norman Black, Billy Ray Bates, Ken Redfield, Derrick Brown, Jerald Honeycutt, Freeman, and Arizona Reid.Durham bested Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee (834 votes), TNT’s Glen Rice Jr. (574 votes), and San Miguel’s Terrence Watson (482 votes) for the plum.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Slaughter received 975 votes to win the award after getting 393 statistical points, 412 media votes, 20 player votes, and 150 votes from the PBA Commissioner’s Office.He became only the sixth Ginebra player to win the highest individual plum in a conference, joinig the likes of Marlou Aquino, Eric Menk, Mark Caguioa, Jayjay Helterbrand, and LA Tenorio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSlaughter edged Meralco swingman Chris Newsome for the award after the sophomore got 707 votes, as well as San Miguel big man June Mar Fajardo (617 votes), TNT slasher Jayson Castro (440 votes), and San Miguel forward Arwind Santos (371 votes).PBA IMAGESMeanwhile, Allen Durham was once again hailed as the Bobby Parks Best Import for the season-ending conference. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

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Ichiro Suzuki gets the start in what could be his last MLB game

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving View comments Oklahoma City Thunder retire Nick Collison’s No. 4 jersey Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Google Philippines names new country director MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki fouls a ball in the fourth inning of Game 1 of a Major League opening series baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)TOKYO — Ichiro Suzuki is in the starting lineup for the Mariners against the Oakland Athletics in what might be his last game in the majors.Seattle manager Scott Servais had earlier hinted that, after Ichiro started in a season-opening victory against the A’s on Wednesday, he might not start on Thursday in the final game of the brief series.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Servais says: I wasn’t quite sure. I thought we’d give him the opportunity to go out there. And I’d love to see him get a couple of hits and finish on a high note here.”The future of 45-year-old Ichiro is unclear. Many expect him to retire after the Japan series, or when the Mariners return home for two spring training games with the San Diego Padres before the regular season resumes against the Boston Red Sox.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

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Scouting Western Michigan A look at the 2015 Broncos

There are four Ohio natives who currently suit up for the Broncos. Redshirt freshman cornerback Antione Stone went to Bedford High School, the same school OSU’s junior safety Tyvis Powell attended. Senior punter J. Schroeder is a Columbus native who attended St. Charles Preparatory School. Sophomore long snapper Wyatt Pfeifer is from Delaware, Ohio, and freshman wide receiver Giovanni Ricci is from the Cincinnati suburb of Loveland.Beyond the Buckeyes After Saturday’s game, WMU will have a week off to rest and prepare for conference play. The Broncos are set to open their MAC slate on Oct. 10 against the Central Michigan Chippewas in the “Battle for the Cannon” at home in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The time of kickoff has yet to be announced. Starting right tackle Chukwuma Okorafor has only lived in the United States for five years. The 18-year-old true sophomore moved to the U.S. from Botswana in 2010. Okorafor, who measures 6-foot-6 and 315 pounds, had not played football prior to his immigration. He learned the game quickly, receiving many collegiate scholarship offers from Power 5 schools, including OSU, before settling on going to WMU. Michigan State’s Joel Heath (92) sacks Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell (11) during the first half at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Sept. 4.Credit: Courtesy of TNSThe next team scheduled to take on defending national champion Ohio State is the Western Michigan Broncos. The Broncos, who are members of the Mid-American Conference, head into Saturday’s game at Ohio Stadium with one win in three tries.  Here is a look at the 2015 Bronco squad:Up and downIn its first three games, the Broncos have looked like a different team each week. WMU opened its season against then-No. 5 Michigan State, and surprisingly, the heavy-underdog Broncos put up a fight against their in-state foe in a 37-24 loss. WMU’s redshirt junior quarterback Zach Terrell threw the ball 50 times, completing 33 attempts for 365 yards — the highest regular-season passing total against MSU since Sept. 18, 2010. Even though it was a loss, there were enough positives to draw from the game to give WMU confidence moving forward. However, that would not last long as the following week the Broncos played Georgia Southern and got blown out 43-17. In that game, Terrell threw three interceptions, and the Eagles beat up the Bronco run defense for 413 yards. WMU bounced back in its next game, as it cruised through Murray State of the Football Championship Subdivision by way of a 52-20 victory.Terrell was much improved, throwing just one more incompletion (five) than he did touchdowns (four). The Broncos also hit their stride in the running game, as they totaled 237 yards after just having 43 yards combined in the first two games. It’s been a night-and-day difference for WMU in each of its games so far. Who knows which Bronco team will show up at the ‘Shoe on Saturday.Turnovers Although WMU has been inconsistent overall thus far in 2015, there has been one overarching theme for the Broncos. Unfortunately, it is probably one that coach P.J. Fleck and his players wish didn’t exist: turnovers. The Broncos have had multiple of them in every game they’ve played, and it’s certainly holding them back. Against the Spartans in the season opener, Terrell threw two interceptions. The first one happened early in the game when the Broncos were still deep in their own territory. It turned out to be costly, as it took Michigan State just two plays to go 27 yards for the game’s first score. The turnover total ballooned to four in Week 2 against Georgia Southern.Terrell threw three picks — which on two of them, the Eagles scored on the ensuing possession — and freshman wide receiver LeVante Bellamy fumbled on a kickoff. Last week, WMU coughed up the ball on two fumbles — albeit both were late in the game when the Broncos had all but sealed up the win over Murray State. The eight Bronco turnovers have allowed opponents to score a total 27 points on the possessions directly following them. The Broncos will have to clean up the sloppy play against OSU because as the underdog they can’t afford to give the heavily favorited Buckeyes extra chances with the ball. Brief Bronco biosThe backup quarterback for the Broncos is freshman Tom Flacco, whose older brother, Joe, is the starting quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens. read more

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Celebrate Padres opening weekend at the East Village Block Party

first_img Elizabeth Alvarez 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSwing into the 2018 baseball season with the 8th Annual East Village Opening Day Weekend Block Party. Step up to the plate to start your Major League celebrations.The San Diego Padres play the Milwaukee Brewers during the 2018 opening ballgame.This family-friendly community event has become a San Diego tradition where locals and visitors show off their team spirit at PETCO Park while exploring East Village.With games, live entertainment featuring local bands and DJs, baseball-themed beverages, and grub. On J Street between Sixth and Tenth. March 31, 2018 Elizabeth Alvarez, Celebrate Padres opening weekend at the East Village Block Party Posted: March 31, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: San Diego Padres FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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