But Thornton, 18, (Fulford) took the title on the first extra hole to follow in the footsteps of such previous winners as Sandy Lyle, Luke Donald and Andy Sullivan. 10 Apr 2017 Thornton moves up with Berkhamsted Trophy win They tied on seven–under par after 72 holes on the Hertfordshire course, with Hutchinson (Howley Hall) forcing the play-off with an up and down at the last. Thornton, who won the 2016 England Golf Boys’ Order of Merit, triumphed in a sudden death play-off for the trophy against fellow Yorkshireman Ben Hutchinson. Teenager Charlie Thornton signed off from boys’ golf on a high and now he’s made a winning start to his men’s career with victory in the Berkhamsted Trophy For the first time this year the event attracted World Amateur Golf Ranking points. Caption: Charlie Thornton with the Berkhamsted Trophy (image courtesy Ian Hall). Click here for more information Caption: Charlie Thornton with the Berkhamsted Trophy (image courtesy Ian Hall). Thornton, who won the 2016 England Golf Boys’ Order of Merit, triumphed in a sudden death play-off for the Berkhamsted Trophy against fellow Yorkshireman Ben Hutchinson. Teenager Charlie Thornton signed off from boys’ golf on a high and has immediately followed up with a winning start to his men’s career. Thornton moves up with Berkhamsted Trophy win They tied on seven–under par after 72 holes on the Hertfordshire course, with Hutchinson (Howley Hall) forcing the play-off with an up and down at the last. The field included 14-year-old Berkhamsted member Ben Pierleoni, who immediately after event, travelled to North Wales to represent England U16s in this week’s quadrangular match against Ireland, Wales and Holland. The field included 14-year-old Berkhamsted member Ben Pierleoni, who immediately after event, travelled to North Wales to represent England U16s in this week’s quadrangular match against Ireland, Wales and Holland. But Thornton, 18, (Fulford) took the title on the first extra hole to follow in the footsteps of such previous winners as Sandy Lyle, Luke Donald and Andy Sullivan. For the first time this year the event attracted World Amateur Golf Ranking points.
The Public Health Ministry on Thursday signed an agreement with the non-governmental group Alpha and Omega to provide services to persons infected with and affected by HIV/ AIDS in various regions.The Ministry, as the principal recipient of the Global Fund grant, signed the agreement with the sub recipient or implementing partner, Alpha and Omega Community Health Associates.Officials of the Education and Public Health Ministries pose with members of the Alpha and Omega Community Health AssociatesThe project, which will run for some 14 months, will be implemented in what has been described as key populations in Regions Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).Dr Morris Edwards from the Public Health Ministry said the National AIDS Programme Secretariat has a number of implementing partners, when implementing programmes from the Global Fund.“The Ministry of Public Health advertised for two sub-recipients to come on board. It was a competitive process. We had five applicants, and of those five, two were successful. We had Alpha and Omega and SASOD”.Minister within the Education Ministry Nicolette Henry, who also serves as the chair of the country coordinating mechanism for the management of Global Fund said the project is very important as it will provide support to those who are affected by the social malady.“This $28 million is intended to provide support to persons affected by and infected with HIV. There are three programmes that Global Fund provides funding to Malaria, Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV. This grant is specifically for HIV and is in specific regions”.President of the Alpha and Omega Community Health Associates, Dr Karen Gordon-Boyle, said the not for profit organisation had worked under the previous Global Fund project. As such, the staff has extensive knowledge of working with the key populations.“Our methodology is to engage NGO’s from those regions who know the hotspots, who know where to find the key population. We will be mapping out in each region; we will be engaging the NGO’s and members of the key populations who know themselves, so that they could be able to find their social networks and we are going to be able to reach them with HIV messages and HIV testing”.Dr Gordon-Boyle said anyone found to be HIV positive will be enrolled in treatment.The main objective of the project is to reduce the prevalence of HIV within the key populations. She said the selected regions have been targeted since they have been disproportionately affected by HIV, compared to the general population.
1 Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis has been forced to withdraw from Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Romania.The Southampton midfielder has been battling to prove his fitness since a hamstring injury forced him off in the first half of the Saints’ Premier League win over Leicester last weekend, but has finally admitted defeat.The team will now travel to Bucharest on Wednesday evening without their inspirational skipper, who has played every game since inheriting the armband almost three years ago.Davis’ absence represents a huge blow for Michael O’Neill’s side, who are the surprise leaders of Group F after kicking off their campaign with three successive wins.A point in Romania would see them remain at the summit until at least the next round of fixtures in March.In light of the injury, winger Niall McGinn said: “No-one does more than Davo. He’s our captain, he’s definitely our leader on the pitch and he’s done so well for us for a number of years.“He came in to the team hotel on Tuesday because he’s been with his club having scans, he was just chilling and taking it easy but there’s no doubt he’ll be hugely disappointed not to have made it.“It’s a massive miss for us but there are other players who come in and do a good job.“It will show the strength in depth we have if we can cover for him.“He brings so much with his performances alone and he helps bring up everyone else around him to those standards.”Goalkeeper Roy Carroll added: “Steven has been fantastic since I came back into the set-up. He’s never missed a game.“But you can’t take a chance on a player of his quality. We don’t want to make the injury worse if he isn’t 100 per cent and we have other players who can come in and give 100 per cent.”O’Neill, who had already lost forward Jamie Ward and full-back Ryan McLaughlin to injury, must now replace Davis as captain and in the centre of the park.Brighton defender Aaron Hughes led the side for a decade before Davis and would be an obvious candidate to step in, but he has also got question marks over his match fitness after suffering an ankle problem.Gareth McAuley is another option, though turned down the chance to lead the team out in Greece last month on the occasion of his 50th cap in deference to Davis.In midfield, O’Neill can choose from the likes of Sammy Clingan, Paul Paton and Corry Evans, as well as uncapped Rochdale man Matthew Lund who was called up as squad cover on Tuesday. Steven Davis in action for Southampton
SharePrint RelatedAnnouncing the Victors of The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug RaceAugust 27, 2013In “Community”Ready, Set, Go: The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug Race!September 21, 2012In “Community”The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug RaceAugust 17, 2012In “Community” They’re lean, they’re mean and they’re swarming back to Geocaching HQ as we speak. Almost a full year ago at the 2012 Geocaching Block Party, we released a collection of Travel Bugs in The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug Race. The trackables entered the wild to start the race of their lives. Geocachers and Geocaching HQ Staff (Lackeys) alike watched their intrepid racers start their journey with a singular goal: to make it at least 2013 miles and return to Geocaching HQ in Seattle in time for the 2013 Geocaching Block Party. Additionally, Travel Bugs competed in the following categories:Fastest TB back to HQ (after traveling the minimum mileage)TB with the most mileageTB to travel to the most countriesTB with the best pictureTB with the best log entryTB with the most geocachers who moved the TBTB with the most creative Hitchhiker (item the TB is attached to)Summer Time Geocoin’s Travel MapWe’re in the homestretch now, less than 72 hours left! But who will win each prize? Will the mileage race be won by budda63’s 28,000 mile powerhouse Summer Time Geocoin, which has already traveled further than the circumference of the Earth? Will “most geocachers involved” go to Pinscreen’s Hippo Safari racer, or will belaviz’s Pass’n Gasser Racer Tag take the prize? All questions are answered once and for all this Saturday in Fremont at the 2013 Geocaching Block Party.In the meantime, keep up that 31 Days of Geocaching streak (we sure will)! You can also check out the status of all the Travel Bug® racers here. Who’s your favorite to win? Share with your Friends:More
LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses “It’s unfortunate but at least we extended the game to five sets, and we proved that we can give these other countries a fight,” said Vicente in Filipino. “We just have to work harder in training and push ourselves more so we can be a better team.”“Another important thing for us is that we have the exposure in the international arena.”Yekaterina Zhdanova punished the Philippines with 24 points while Katerina Tatko added 15 for the Kazakhs’ cause.Kazakhtan captain Radmila Beresneva and Alla Bogdashkina put up 14 points apiece.Jaja Santiago spearheaded the Philippines with 18 points while Valdez and Jovelyn Gonzaga combined for 21.ADVERTISEMENT The Filipinos finished the tournament at eight place after three straight losses but they are still ensured of a spot in the 2018 AVC Asian Women’s Volleyball Cup.The Philippines, after spirited efforts in the third and fourth set, floundered in the final set scoring just two attack points.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 shutoutAdding salt to the wound, Alyssa Valdez’ final attempt hit net to award the Kazakhs’ the seventh place in the tournament.Despite the loss, Philippine head coach Francis Vicente looked at the brighter side of things and said their performance proved they can roll with the other higher-ranked countries. Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters 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 UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Kazakhstan finished as the seventh seed in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship after it stopped host Philippines, 25-20, 25-16, 21-25, 21-25, 15-3, Thursday at Alonte Sports Arena here.The Kazakhs, ranked no. 21 in the world, had already beaten the Philippines once in the tournament when the two met in the group stages of the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games: PH Archers pluck bronze out of semis heartache View comments Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village
Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Warriors have 12 players back, including all five starters. But they don’t have their shooting touch yet, going 4 of 33 from deep. Their four All-Stars were a dismal 1 for 19.NBA Finals MVP Durant scored 10 points in nearly 24 minutes, Curry had 11 in the NBA’s preseason opener.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 shutoutLater Saturday in Southern California, Lonzo Ball made his highly anticipated Lakers debut in Anaheim against the Timberwolves, playing their first game with All-Star Jimmy Butler. Ball’s first basket was a 3-pointer with 3:47 left in the first quarter.Warriors and Nuggets players stood through the national anthem, a week after President Donald Trump rescinded his White House invitation to Curry and his team. Warriors coach Steve Kerr indicated before the game he didn’t expect any kind of protest. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Martinez fails to qualify for 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “It wasn’t a discussion or a decision,” Draymond Green said. “We said what we had to say. Everybody knows where we stand. We don’t need to do anything else to show where we stand. Everyone knows where we stand.”Lakers and Wolves players stood with arms locked during their anthem.Paul Millsap had 22 points and 11 rebounds in his first game for Denver. Nikola Jokic added 12 points and six rebounds, making 7 of 10 free throws. Emmanuel Mudiay had 19 points and six assists off the bench.Kerr only planned to use his starters 20-25 minutes with an international trip ahead. The Warriors were set to leave Sunday for China, where they will play a pair of preseason games against Minnesota.Golden State rookie Jordan Bell had a nice alley-oop dunk in the third quarter from Green, who received his Defensive Player of the Year trophy from Ben Wallace just before tipoff.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “It’s just from last year, working on things from last year,” Popovich said. “It’s gone a little more slowly than we thought.” Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:37Protesters 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 New Warriors forward Omri Casspi was away from the team for the Jewish high holiday of Yom Kippur, and so was analytics guru Sammy Gelfand.“I talked to him a couple days ago. Sammy Gelfand also will not be here tonight as he observes the holiday as well,” Kerr said. “Whatever each person needs to do then obviously we afford them that right. It’s an important holiday for people of the Jewish faith. Omri has our full support.”Golden State played a September game for the first time since facing Portland on Sept. 30, 1980, in Seattle. This marks the Warriors’ third trip to China after playing there previously in 2008 against Milwaukee and ’13 against the Lakers.REMEMBERING HAMBLENKerr fondly remembered Frank Hamblen, who died Saturday at age 70. A moment of silence was held before the Lakers tipped off.Hamblen won seven NBA championships as an assistant to Phil Jackson in Los Angeles and Chicago. The Lakers said Hamblen died in Del Mar. They did not provide a cause of death.“He was my assistant coach in Chicago, a good friend and great coach. He will be missed,” Kerr said before the game. “He was just a good coach, good guy. I would see him in San Diego summertime. … He was funny, he was a great basketball mind. I still remember when Frank came to the Bulls, we had basically the whole team back and the first day of camp Michael Jordan said, ‘Our motivation this year is to get a ring for Frank.’ He was new that year. He said, ‘Everybody else in this room has a ring but Frank doesn’t have one so we’re going to get you one this year’ and we did — thanks to me and Michael.”LEONARD SIDELINEDSan Antonio star Kawhi Leonard will miss the entire preseason while rehabbing an injury to his right quadriceps and the Spurs don’t have a timetable for his return.Coach Gregg Popovich told reporters in San Antonio that the thigh has bothered Leonard since the playoffs. The two-time All-Star and two-time Defensive Player of the Year has been rehabbing since the season ended. Denver Nuggets’ Will Barton (5) looks to pass away from Golden State Warriors’ JaVale McGee, left, during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant drove through the paint for a quick one-handed slam. Stephen Curry dazzled with his dribbling and pulled up for quick 3-pointers that weren’t quite as accurate as usual.The Golden State Warriors still looked like the dominant team they were in winning a championship just a few months ago, even in a 108-102 preseason loss to Denver on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next View comments LATEST STORIES
Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Less time, fewer timeouts among adjustments for NBA coaches Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Read Next View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics looks on during the first half against the Charlotte Hornets at TD Garden on October 2, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, North Carolina—Boston star Kyrie Irving has added more spice to the Celtics-Cleveland season opener.Irving, who asked to be traded out of Cleveland and wound up with the Celtics this summer after three straight NBA Finals trips with LeBron James and the Cavaliers, says he sees “a vast difference” between the cities.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients “Boston, I’m driving in and (thinking), ‘I’m really playing in a real, live sports city?’” Irving told reporters Wednesday, in comments published by The Charlotte Observer.“A lot of different cultures, food and people. You get it all, especially in Boston,” Irving also said. “You would go to Cleveland, and it would be at nighttime, and things would be going on, but you just see a vast difference.”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 shutoutRemember, Irving and the Celtics open in Cleveland on Tuesday night. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight
With Justice Lodha panel recommendations looming on their head, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be holding their 87th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday in Mumbai.The meeting is crucial for the board as election will be held for the next honorary secretary. In a two-hour window to be held on Tuesday, nominations will be duly filed for the post of honorary secretary, which will be immediately examined later, following which the list of candidates will be revealed.The current honorary secretary Ajay Shirke had sent a formal notice for election on August 31. The reason behind fresh election of the honorary secretary is that Shirke was nominated by president Anurag Thakur after the latter was elevated to the helm of affairs of the beleaguered Board on May 22, following the resignation tendered by incumbent Shashank Manohar, in accordance with Rule 13 (a) (ii) of the BCCI s existing Memorandum of Rules and Regulations.Shirke was to hold office till the next AGM. (BCCI starts screening process for new selection committee)The election of the honorary secretary is to be held as per the existent BCCI rules, including the eligibility of the candidates, while former Supreme Court judge, PB Sawant, has been appointed as the returning officer, according to the BCCI’s notice sent to all its affiliated units.The meeting will also confirm the minutes of its last AGM held on November 9, 2015 as well as the three Special General Meetings held on February 19, May 22 and August 5 this year.The other items on the agenda include adoption of the secretary’s report, the treasurer’s report and audited statement of accounts for the previous fiscal, annual budget for 2016-17 and other such routine matters.advertisementAmong the other items is the appointment of the Working Committee and Standing Committees such as the senior and junior selection panels under the BCCI’s existing rules, in contrast to the Lodha panel’s reforms that calls for pruned panels which had been approved by the Supreme Court’s subsequent ruling.Significantly, the Lodha panel has also fixed staggered deadlines for the full adoption of its reforms as approved by the Supreme Court and has also directed the BCCI that tomorrow’s AGM must be “limited only to routine business concerning the past year (2015-16)”.Already Aditya Verma, secretary of the non-affiliated (to BCCI) body, Cricket Association of Bihar the petitioner in the case in the SC against the Board, has requested the Lodha panel – via a letter dated September 17 – to start “contempt of court” proceedings against the BCCI by pointing out the agenda for the meeting.Among the other items on the AGM’s agenda are the appointment of an Ombudsman and International and Asian Cricket Councils and similar bodies.(With PTI inputs)
Liverpool boss Klopp admits he’s a fan of Aston Villa midfielder McGinnby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he’s a fan of Aston Villa’s John McGinn.Klopp says McGinn can ease the pressure on under-fire Scotland skipper Andrew Robertson.Speaking to the Daily Record, Klopp said: “I heard everyone expected to beat Russia and the first question in my mind was ‘Why?’They have five million more football players than Scotland! “And Belgium? Well, 95 per cent of the world will lose to them.“Scotland isn’t blessed enough to have 20 players from Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh who are all world-class talents.“But they have always had a big heart, proper fight, a good defence and could score a goal. At Liverpool we have to create a situation where our team can perform and Scotland have got to do the same.“Expectations are too high. It’s not because of Robbo you don’t win. As a left-back, you can’t win a game alone. It’s just not possible.“He doesn’t have to though because you have other good guys – John McGinn, what a super player he is, Robert Snodgrass, a wonderful player, Scott McTominay has great potential. So let them play and let the manager have time to create a style of play, a Scottish style.“But don’t put the manager under pressure to deliver something so immediately that he can’t live up to it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal midfielder Miguel Azeez signs first pro contractby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Miguel Azeez has signed his first professional contract.The 17-year-old joined at the age of five and has progressed through the academy ranks. His impressive work ethic has helped him to secure a professional contract.Azeez made eight appearances during the under-18s’ title-winning 2018/19 season, scoring twice and assisting twice. He already has one goal in five Under-18 Premier League appearances this season and made his debut for the under-23s against Derby in the Premier League 2 in August.An England international, Azeez has proven himself at under-17 level, scoring 12 goals in 14 appearances for his country.