Back in the old routine

first_imgThere were no birdie ‘2’s and the free beer draw went to Bobby Shirkey, who was pipped to the Booby Bevy by Peter Allen after a mediocre debut round on the course.It had been a good golf day at Phoenix for the Pattaya Golf Society.Triple triumphat St Andrew’s The Pattaya Golf Society made a rare trip to the Green Valley complex to play a stableford competition on the St Andrew’s course on Wednesday, 29th August.  The course was wonderfully turned out with well grassed fairways and excellent greens.As always the course demands accuracy and good management skills and those able to apply both found themselves in the frame.  Unsurprisingly it was the lower handicappers who filled all the places with Mikael Andersson and Robbie Taylor sharing top place with 34 points, but Booby Shirkey and Johnny Larsson made good fists of it for the rest of the field with their 32 point returns.There were no birdie ‘2’s, perhaps because of some tough pin locations on the par threes, seventeen especially being at the base of the slope which adds notoriety to the green.The Booby went deservedly to the organiser whose promising front nine became no more than a memory after the turn when his legendary “power fade” contrived to go “awol” and dispatched him thrice into OB.  Another little job for his hammer … when he has time!Purdie returnswith victory The Pattaya Golf Society ended August with a first visit of the year to Silky Oak, to play a stableford competition.  The course is in fine condition but the greens are slow and a little bobbly, indicating the total under-use of the course.  Why close the tees for a few hours every day from 9:30, when there’s revenue out there to be had?  However, that didn’t stop a Thai group teeing off at 10:40, in full sight of the PGS group, forced to tee off an hour earlier.The golf was good, indicated by an average return of 33 points, with Joe Niisato and Mr Len both going one better on 34 points for a share of second place, just one ahead of Wichai Tananusorn.  The winner was Andrew Purdie, very recently returned from Australia, with 37 very competent points.There were no birdie ‘2’s and Brian Shaw received the Booby Bevy for the low return of the day.Silky Oak does not please everybody, opinions vary from “too contrived” to “too easy”, but at the end of the day successful golfers still have to manage the course, make the right shots, and nail the putts. Ask Andrew Purdie. The Pattaya Golf Society (IPGC) at Rabbi’s Elephant BarThe Pattaya Golf Society played its one hundredth competition of the year on Monday, 27th August when the group visited Phoenix to play its monthly medal round on the Ocean and Lakes nines.  The course is currently in excellent condition and an empty track made for fine progress. After nine holes it became clear that two of the field were continuing their good form from the previous event and for one of them, Mr Len, it was his best nine hole total in years.  Inevitably the gremlins got into his drive and he was held back in his charge.Finishing in third place was a consistent Alan Walker with a steady net 74 and in second was Wichai Tananusorn who is slowly recovering his form after his annual visit to UK.  The touch is back and his net 71 was a fine effort on the day.  The winner, on net 69, was Mr Len despite losing five shots to his handicap on the final three holes.last_img read more

Park’s history in print

first_imgBy NICOLE WILLIAMS AKOONAH Park’s 60-year history has been put into words in a new book. The book, Proud Achievements…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Adrian Morrissey named on Club Hurling Team of the Year

first_imgIn a season that saw them successfully retain their All-Ireland club title, Dublin champions Cuala have six players on the team. Dual star Con O’Callaghan is joined by his older brother Cian on the final 15, while goalkeeper Sean Brennan, centre back Sean Moran, midfielder Darragh O’Connell and sharp shooter David Treacy are also honoured.Defeated finalists Na Piarsaigh have six players on the team in recognition of their own impressive exploits. Defenders Michael Casey, Alan Dempsey and Cathall King all feature, Ronan Lynch is in midfield while Adrian Breen and Kevin Downes complete the full forward line.Ballygunner and Waterford ace Philip Mahony is recognised for his powerful contribution to their tilt at the Munster title, likewise Adrian Morrissey for his exploits with a ground breaking Liam Mellows side in Galway.There’s another landmark achievement for Slaughtneil of Derry with Brendan Rogers selected at centre forward. It comes after they had Antóin McMullan, Chris and KarkMcKaigue and Christopher Bradley named on the inaugural AIB GAA Club Football Awards.Uachtarán Cumann Luthchleas Gael John Horan congratulated all the winners and said: “The AIB GAA Club Hurling Championship was yet again a competition of real quality and produced a final that will live long in the memory.“Our Association is built on our pride in the place we call home.  It’s what motivates players to perform such heroics for the honour of the area they represent be it a big town or a little village. It’s what encourages people to play and inspires others to volunteer in our clubs.“It’s a great honour for all of those players who have been selected – especially with this being the inaugural year of these awards – and I congratulate them all.“The AIB GAA Club Championships continue to grow from strength to strength and these awards are a reflection of that, and it’s something the whole club can share in and celebrate.”Denis O’Callaghan, AIB’s Head of Retail Banking said: “AIB is very proud to celebrate its 27th year sponsoring the club championships and to partner with The GAA for the introduction of the AIB GAA Club Players’ Awards.“Today, we are delighted to announce the AIB GAA Club Hurler’ awards, on the back of announcing the AIB GAA Footballer awards last week. To be named on the Club Hurler and Footballers awards is a real honour for these players, their families, counties, and clubs. They deserve recognition for their immense passion and commitment to their club throughout #TheToughest competition. On behalf of AIB I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate each of the winners and to thank the national and regional sports media for taking the time to cast their votes and for their continued support for the AIB GAA Club Championships.”The awards will be presented at a function in Croke Park this Saturday night, and where the AIB GAA Club Hurler of the Year will also be announced. The nominees for the prize are Na Piarsaigh defender Michael Casey, and Cuala duo Sean Moran and Con O’Callaghan.AIB GAA CLUB PLAYER AWARDS – HURLING 2018Sean Brennan (Cuala)Michael Casey (Na Piarsaigh)Cian O’Callaghan (Cuala)Alan Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh)Cathall King  (Na Piarsaigh)Sean Moran (Cuala)Philip Mahony (Ballygunner)Darragh O’Connell (Cuala)Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh)David Treacy (Cuala)Brendan Rogers (Slaughtneil)Adrian Morrissey (Liam Mellows)Adrian Breen (Na Piarsaigh)Kevin Downes (Na Piarsaigh)Con O’Callaghan (Cuala) Inaugural AIB GAA Club Players’ Hurling Awards Announced AIB GAA CLUB HURLER OF THE YEAR NOMINEESMichael Casey (Na Piarsaigh), Sean Moran (Cuala) Con O’Callaghan (Cuala)ADRIAN MORRISSEYprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img After an epic All-Ireland final played out over two gripping games, Cuala and Na Piarsaigh are the dominant forces on the inaugural AIB GAA Club Players’ Awards in hurling. The new initiative sees an overall team of outstanding performers atthe provincial and All-Ireland stages being recognised for the first time, and was selected by a cross section of GAA media.last_img read more

Watch all the goals from action-packed night in the Prem

first_imgJESE LINGARD took advantage of some sloppy Arsenal defending to earn Manchester United a draw at Old Trafford.The 2-2 draw saw shambolic defending throughout, with David De Gea and Marcos Rojo costing the home side goals and the visitors guilty of switching off both times after taking the lead.2 Arsenal were their own worst enemy as Jesse Lingard nipped in to equalise for United againCredit: Reuters2 Diogo Jota also got on the scoresheet as Wolves completed a stunning turnaroundCredit: Getty ImagesElsewhere, Chelsea looked to be cruising to victory at Molineaux before Wolves fought back after half-time to beat the Blues 2-1.Liverpool won 3-1 at Burnley and Tottenham beat Southampton 3-1 – although there were just 30,000 Spurs fans at Wembley Stadium.Everton and Newcastle battled to a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park, while Claudio Ranieri faced his former team, but Fulham could only draw 1-1 with Leicester.Scroll down to see all the goals and highlights from six games on Wednesday night, as well as all four of Tuesday’s matches.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLBRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetPicturedC’MON THE LADSRamos’ becomes dad again as wife gives birth to FOURTH son Maximo AdrianoVideoROY MEANKeane says ‘that’s why they never win anything’ as Villa celebrate staying upPicturedHARRY’S HEROES Kane says goodbye to Tottenham team-mates Vertonghen and VormLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordManchester United 2 Arsenal 2 Manchester United 2-2 Arsenal – Both teams left ruing defensive howlers as points shared at Old TraffordWolves 2 Chelsea 1Wolves 2-1 Chelsea – Loftus-Cheek scores but Blues are undone by quick-fire Jimenez and Jota goalsTottenham 3 Southampton 1Tottenham 3-1 Southampton – Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min strike as Tottenham return to winning waysBurnley 1 Liverpool 3Burnley 1-3 Liverpool – Sub Roberto Firmino nets with first touch as Liverpool storm back to sink ClaretsEverton 1 Newcastle United 1Everton 1-1 Newcastle – Richarlison cancels out Salomon Rondon opener as Toon Army maintain poor Goodison Park recordFulham 1 Leicester City 1Fulham 1-1 Leicester – Claudio Ranieri denied win against former club after second half James Maddison strikeTUESDAY’S ACTIONWatford 1 Man City 2Watford 1-2 Manchester City: Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez score to gain a 5 point lead at the top of the table Brighton 3 Palace 1 Brighton 3-1 Crystal Palace: Ten-man Brighton see off Seagulls in feisty showdown at The Amex Bournemouth 2 Huddersfield 1Bournemouth 2-1 Huddersfield: Eddie Howe’s side add more misery for Terriers as Cherries end losing streak West Ham 3 Cardiff 1West Ham 3-1 Cardiff: Hammers win back-to-back Premier League games for first time since January 2017last_img read more

‘He’ll go there’ – The only reason Chelsea will not sign Pulisic revealed

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won tense Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Latest Chelsea FC News gameday cracker Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED REVEALED Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic is on his way to Chelsea in the summer, according to German football expert Raphael Honigstein.Pulisic, 20, has been linked with a move to the Premier League but reports over the weekend suggested that the USA international was going to join Liverpool. But ESPN and Der Spiegel journalist Honigstein claimed that the Blues are the only club to have made a firm offer for the attacking midfielder.Speaking on Sky Sports, Honigstein said: “My understanding is that Chelsea are the only team that have made a firm offer at the moment.“Dortmund are looking to see if there are other offers coming in as you would, but it is kind of agreed that the player will move in the summer definitely because he still has a year to run on his contract. Pulisic has played 90 minutes in just three Bundesliga games this season 2center_img JIBE shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 punished Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REAL DEAL “Unless someone matches Chelsea’s offer or exceeds it, he’ll go there.“There was some interest from Manchester United, I understand, but they’ve gone a little bit quiet now because they’ve got other stuff to deal with. They don’t know if whoever the next guy is will want to pay that amount of money on Christian Pulisic.”Although Pulisic is regarded as one of the most promising youngsters in European football, his first-team action at Dortmund has been limited this season due to the stunning rise of England international former Manchester City man Jadon Sancho.And the thought of Pulisic moving to Stamford Bridge could be strengthened by stories of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich chasing Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi. Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star A Pulisic move to Chelsea could spell the end of Hudson-Odoi’s career at the clublast_img read more

Flurry: Mobile App Usage Begins to Far Outpace the Web Thanks to Facebook

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Facebook#mobile#web dan rowinski When technology pundits say mobile is exploding, many people just shrug and say “of course.” Many people might not fully comprehend just how big mobile is growing and the enormous ecosystem that it now encompasses. Mobile computing through smartphones and tablets is growing four times faster than the PC and Internet evolutions of the 1980’s and 90’s. People are now using mobile apps more than the Web and the gap continues to widen.In research done by mobile analytics company Flurry, users are spending 94 minutes a day with their mobile apps versus 72 minutes on the Web. Author Charles Newark-French attributes the drop to people using mobile apps to access Facebook more often than the Web. Can Facebook really have that type of affect on user behavior?Facebook has a profound effect on Web usage. It has 800 million users with nearly 500 million active on a regular basis. The social network has the most downloaded app of all time with Facebook for iOS and Android. Facebook is the top among 14 – 44 year olds and, according to Flurry, its newest Messenger app was the most downloaded app in 100 different App Store countries at one point in 2011. center_img Flurry tracks anonymous sessions across 140,000 applications in its publishers network. That is roughly 14% of the entire app ecosystem. That gives us a large enough sample size to trust trends that Flurry reports. Games are the top applications used by mobile consumers with 49% of time spent. Social networking is 30% with entertainment and news making up 7% and 6% respectively. This bodes well for companies like Facebook and social games maker Zynga. Neward-French notes that the session lengths of social and gaming apps are longer than that of other apps. People are using the apps more frequently for longer periods of time. Related Posts Expect the trend to continue. More people are connecting their lives to mobile devices and will expect that everything they can do on the Web will be on their smart devices. Think about your particular usage. When you are sitting on your couch at home or out and about on the town, are you pulling out your laptop and using a browser to check your Facebook or log into Pandora? Probably not when there is an easy alternative in your pocket that makes these functions accessible with the tap of the screen.Have you noted your usage change since acquiring a smartphone or tablet? What is your go-to device for accessing information? Let us know in the comments. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

Report: Florida State’s Jameis Winston Plans To Throw At NFL Combine

first_imgA closeup of Jameis Winston on the football field.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Quarterback Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles signals to his team against the Oregon Ducks in the first quarter of the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)When it comes to top quarterbacks, the NFL Combine can often be a bit underwhelming, as top players will often pass on the opportunity to throw at the event. According to reports, this year may be different. Earlier, Chris Mortensen reported that Marcus Mariota will throw at this week’s combine. Now, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Florida State’s Jameis Winston intends to do the same.#FloridaSt QB Jameis Winston is planning to throw at the Combine, source said. Amping things up a bit.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 18, [email protected] now reporting Winston will throw at combine. Mariota, Winston, Petty, Mannion, Hundley all will throw. Maybe tide is turning.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) February 18, 2015Winston is thought to be the favorite to be the first player drafted, but there are questions surrounding his off-the-field issues, as well as his interception-prone 2014 season. A good day at the combine can really tip the scales in his favor.last_img read more

Photo: An Ohio State Student Created A Script Ohio Out Of DNA

first_imgOhio State Buckeye fans doing the "O-H-I-O" chant.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)The coolest version of Script Ohio is the one you’re about to see. Mike Hudoba, a Ph.D. candidate in Ohio State University’s College of Engineering, created a Script Ohio using DNA. Hudoba recently traveled to Germany to present a paper on DNA origami, and upon his return to Columbus, he created a Script Ohio in his lab. Hudoba used 8,064 DNA bases that were split into seven parts. Hudoba tweeted an image of the Script Ohio this morning. Script Ohio made out of DNA, officially recognize by Guinness World Records pic.twitter.com/3jr7JhlRu4— Mike Hudoba (@MHudoba) March 15, 2015The Columbus Dispatch has more on the incredible work: When Hudoba scrolled through the first photographs, he was disappointed to see that none of the DNA had bonded the way he’d wanted. But when Castro scrolled through the same photos, he realized what Hudoba had missed: A DNA strand had formed into Script Ohio, but the photo had been taken from behind.Castro flipped the image, and boom: Script Ohio DNA.Hudoba was elated, but he wasn’t finished. He had always wanted to be included in Guinness World Records.Last week, Hudoba and Castro got a certificate from Guinness informing them that their Script Ohio DNA would be in the 2016 edition, which comes out this year.Creating Script Ohios out of weird things is something that needs to happen as much as possible. [Columbus Dispatch]last_img read more

Ottawa to encourage more countries to offer contraception abortion Bibeau

first_imgMONTREAL – Canada will continue to encourage other countries to offer more family planning services including contraception and abortion because they’re key to fighting poverty, the country’s international development minister said Sunday.Marie-Claude Bibeau said Canada will continue to speak “frankly” with other countries on the need for such services, even if it remains controversial in some circles.Bibeau arrived in Rwanda on Sunday of a four-day international conference on family planning that runs until Thursday.In a phone interview from Kigali, she told The Canadian press that some countries are willing to discuss the topic at meetings but don’t always follow up with concrete commitments.“Canada has a very, very important role to play right now to talk about it in a very open way, and to make sure that the conversation stays wide, that the conversation is not narrowing,” Bibeau said Sunday.“We talk about everything and we talk about it openly,” she explained.Bibeau said reproductive and sexual education and access to contraception, and eventually abortion, are important steps in eliminating poverty, especially among women.“What we want is for each child and each pregnancy to be wanted, and for mothers to have the means, that they be ready to receive that child,” she said.“To end poverty, we have to work on all the barriers that make it that girls and women don’t have the chance to develop their full potential. For that to happen, it starts by having control over their own bodies.”The World Health Organization says some 214 million women who would like to delay or stop having children report not using any form of contraception.The federal government pledged up to $20 million to fund sexual health and family planning initiatives in 2017 as part of an international campaign to fill a gap created by President Donald Trump’s decision to ban U.S. funding for abortion-related projects.Besides Canada, the other countries involved in the campaign include the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, France and Belgium.last_img read more