Woods birdies final hole to make cut in PGA Tour return

first_imgTiger Woods acknowledged that his long game was poor in the second round at the Farmers Insurance Open but said he was excited to make the cut and qualify for the final two rounds.That is a far cry from the days when he considered finishing second to be a failure, but reflects the new reality of a 42-year-old who has hardly played in the past two years as he struggled to overcome back problems.But after successful spinal fusion surgery, Woods is swinging freely for the first time in four years, even if inaccuracy plagued him on Friday in his first official event in 51 weeks.He birdied his final hole, the par-five ninth, by two-putting from 80 feet to make the cut with nothing to spare, giving himself the chance to play two more competitive rounds as he works his way back.“This is a different body and that’s why I’m excited to play the weekend, continue getting used to my feels because they are different,” Woods said after shooting 71 for one-under 143.“I can hit certain shots (at home) but come out here in competition and my adrenaline goes up a little bit, I hit the ball further, but how much further?“These are things I’m going to have to learn and I need more time under the fire of competition.”He is equal 65th, 10 strokes behind leader Ryan Palmer (67), who heads Spanish defending champion Jon Rahm (66) by a stroke.Woods drove the ball wildly most of the day, pulling several drives hard left but also blocking a couple right.“I had the pulls early, actually more like a pull-flip, so it was even worse than that,” he said.“And then after I hit a couple of shots I went for the spinner out there, and lost a couple to the right. Then I settled in and hit some good ones, but still not quite right. I need to fix that.”But at least his short game was sharp and he putted well.“My short game has been good all week, so that parts been solid.“It’s been a long 12 months,” he added.“It’s nice to get out there and compete. I was grinding my way round the course today.“These guys are all going low and I haven’t done that in a long time.“I’m looking forward to just progressing, keep playing tournaments and get everything situated headed to April,” he said referring to the Masters.last_img read more

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic withdraws from Rogers Cup

first_imgBenefits of township living Vaccinated but still infected with polio? What happened? Duque explains Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Second boxer in two days dies from head injuries after fight View comments Serbia’s Novak Djokovic lifts the trophy after defeating Switzerland’s Roger Federer in the men’s singles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)MONTREAL — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the Rogers Cup.The Wimbledon winner this month for his 16th Grand Slam title, Djokovic is a four-time champion in the event that rotates between Montreal and Toronto, winning in Montreal in 2007 and 2011.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m sorry to announce that I decided to pull out of Rogers Cup,” Djokovic said Thursday in a statement. “With the support of my team, I have decided to give my body longer rest and recovery time before coming back again to play. I love Canada and I have many friends there that always make me feel like I’m at home and I’m looking forward to coming back again to play in front of all of you in Montreal.”With Djokovic out, Rafael Nadal will be the top seed in the event that opens Aug. 2 at IGA Stadium. Nadal won last year in Toronto. Roger Federer pulled out two weeks ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian MOST READ Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Things To Do

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2L.A. Carpool will perform a free concert, noon-2 p.m. today at Newhall Park, 24907 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Fireworks display, 9:15 p.m. today at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Visit www.santa-clarita.com. Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps will perform as part of the Jazz & Blues Concert Series, 7-9:30 p.m. Friday outside the Hyatt Valencia on the corner of Town Center Drive and McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 290-2911. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk. 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. All Day Fourth of July Celebration will feature swimming and picnicking in the morning; children’s rides, games, jumpers and more, 2-8:30 p.m.; live musical entertainment, 5-10:30 p.m.; and a fireworks show at sundown today at Castaic Lake Recreational Area, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic. Cost: $25 per carload or $5 per person for walk-ins. Call (661) 257-4050. Pancake breakfast, 7 a.m. today on San Fernando Road between 5th and 6th streets in Newhall. Sponsored by the Santa Clarita Rotary Club. Independence Day 5K Run, 7 a.m. registration today at Newhall Park, 24907 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Sponsored by Santa Clarita Runners. Visit www.scrunners.org. Fourth of July Parade, 9:45 a.m. today on San Fernando Road in Old Town Newhall. Visit www.scvparade.com. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 250-7721. Queen Nation will perform songs by the rock group, Queen, as part of the city’s free Concerts in the Park series, 7 p.m. Saturday at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.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

Property Focus: Letterkenny buy-to-let property is an attractive investment

first_imgDuring 2016-2017, Donegal rental incomes experienced double-figure percentage increases, with Letterkenny seeing the largest share in rental price surges. And Letterkenny now offers some of the best buy-to-let investment opportunities in Ireland, which incidentally has topped the European buy-to-let investment league for the second year running, according to research by WorldFirst. According to Daft, Q1 and Q2 of 2017 saw year-on-year increases in rental values to the tune of 11.5% and 14.1% respectively (following an 11.5% hike in Q4 2016) – among the highest rises on record in the country. And although there has been no significant increase this year (0.3 in Q1 and 1.7% in Q2, perhaps as a result of Brexit uncertainty), yields have certainly not fallen back and don’t look like doing so.By Gareth McLarnon Gareth McLarnon of Glen Estates.In fact, Daft’s latest rental report which was released on August 17, states that one-bedroom apartments in Donegal offer an average yield of 10.7%. The Daft Q2 2018 report further states that two-bedroom houses offer a 9.2% rental yield with three-beds yielding 7.6%, four-beds offering 4.4% and five-beds providing a 4.6% return.Given that a typical savings account is offering a return of just 0.01%, it seems obvious that investors will look towards buy-to-let as an attractive option. Letterkenny is one of the regions that is pushing the Irish average rental yield up. A two-bedroom, semi-detached rental property in Letterkenny recently sold for €82,000 with a monthly rental income of €650 euro – that represents 9.45% rental yield. This of course is good news for vendors but even better news for investors. There is great value still available in the local housing market and – as prices continue to improve – investors are making the most of Letterkenny housing as an attractive investment opportunity.Capital appreciation of residential property over the past four years has been strong and we see no reason that this trend shouldn’t continue, as lending across the sector has improved with new lenders entering the market on a regular basis.Investors are required to have a 30% deposit when seeking finance for buy-to-let property. Lending is available to investors from specialist lending institutions for up to 60% of the value of the property.For more information on buy-to-let property locally, call Glen Estates on 074 91 02220. www.glenestates.ieDonegal buy-to-let tips The study by the UK international money transfer service found the average rental yield of an Irish buy-to-let property in 2017 was 7.08pc, compared with 6.54pc in 2016. In comparison, buy-to-let investors in the UK (including our neighbours in Northern Ireland) saw yields fall from 4.91pc to 4.00pc on average, making the UK among the least attractive in Europe. This situation is turning some UK and NI investor’s attentions to Ireland, although amid Brexit uncertainty (and the weak pound), many may well be adopting a ‘wait and see’ attitude for now regarding the Donegal market. Value for money in the local property market, coupled with unprecedented demand for rental accommodation, has placed the town firmly in the spotlight for property investment.center_img And the current housing situation looks set to be prolonged, as demand for rental properties continues to rise in Letterkenny. A deficit in development has resulted in a critical shortage in rental accommodation, with little reprieve in sight as developers are still struggling to find finance for residential development projects following the construction crash of a decade ago. This level of return may not be a typical scenario, but with three-bedroom residential properties selling regularly at just over €100,000, the returns are certainly much more attractive than many other investment options currently available.  Buy-to-let yields in Letterkenny are proving very attractive among investors with more than 10% gross return available on some properties. Do• Realise that the investment is for the medium to long-term• Plenty of research on the market locally• Make sure the figures add up• Budget for decorating to high standard• Hire a professional letting agent • Register on the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB)• Ensure you have a robust tenancy agreement in place Don’t• Purchase a property without having a professional survey completed• Cut corners on tenancy agreements or legal documentation• Ignore your taxation responsibilities on buy-to-let properties• Expect an inexperienced family member to manage the property wellGareth McLarnon is Director of Glen Estates, Donegal’s fastest growing estate agents. He has worked in the property industry in Donegal for almost 20 years. Gareth is always available for expert advice on buying, selling or renting property in Donegal. Get in touch today on +353 74 910 2220 or info@glenestates.ieProperty Focus: Letterkenny buy-to-let property is an attractive investment was last modified: August 23rd, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Business unusual’ for a greener future

first_img5 December 2011New ways of producing goods, which will reduce both energy consumption and emissions from energy production, have to be found, South African President Jacob Zuma told the World Economic Forum Green Partnership Dialogue in Durban on Sunday.This, according to Zuma, would require profound and far-reaching changes in economies, and would affect how business is done.The potential benefits were huge, however, as transforming the means of production to make them more environmentally sustainable in the long term would open the door to new investment, production and employment prospects.‘We must work on this together’“It is not a job just for government or business or labour alone,” Zuma said. “It is something we must work on together.”South Africa is the largest producer of electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, generating 90% of its electricity from coal. The country has committed to securing 4 000 megawatts of renewable energy for the national grid by 2016. This is more than the City of Durban uses in a year.South Africa’s solar and wind energy industries have targeted the creation of at least 50 000 “green” jobs by 2020, with the government pledging its support for the installation of one-million solar water heating systems by 2014 to 2015.This will also provide the basis for expanding local production of components and heating systems.Business’ technological, managerial expertise neededZuma said that bringing in new sources of electricity required the government to regulate the national grid, and that it needed business to invest and bring its technological and managerial expertise to the table.“Above all, we must make sure that poor communities do not end up footing the bill, whether through job losses or high prices,” Zuma said.“We are encouraging more labour-intensive activities that can create employment opportunities on a mass scale.”Zuma added that the country’s electricity utility, Eskom, and business would continue to work on technologies to further reduce emissions from coal-fired plants.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

The Evolution of Asset Protection Analytics

first_imgLAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP: You do not want to miss this important discussion on the evolution of asset protection analytics!This upcoming webinar session will review the role of technology in driving change and provide insights into what the future is likely to hold in the world of profit protection analytics.During the session, which will be held March 30 from 1:00-2:00 p.m., industry veteran of 45 years and Sysrepublic client service consultant John Knowlton will discuss stages of data-centric evolution in the industry over the last several decades.  Sysrepublic CEO Nathan Smith will provide an overview of solutions in development that incorporate machine learning to support the loss prevention teams of tomorrow. Check out The Evolution of Asset Protection Analytics on our Events page to register.- Sponsor –   Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Do you know the Six Irrefutable Laws of Information Security?

first_imgIf you don’t know them, check out in this slideshare:Six Irrefutable Laws of Information SecurityMalcolm Harkins, Intel’s VP & Chief Information Security Officer shared these laws in a recent security conference. They provide a great framework for security professionals trying to balance business needs and growth while mitigating enterprise security risks.Thanks, ElaineIntelITsmelast_img

Vijay Mallya Has Become Double NRI

first_imgReiterating that the BJP-led NDA Government was shielding Vijay Mallya, the Congress Party on Monday alleged that the liquor baron has truly become a ‘Double NRI’ – ‘Non-Repaying Indian’ and ‘Non-Returning Indian’. Related Itemslast_img

Did a Swedish researcher eat the first CRISPR meal ever served?

first_imgIn what Swedish plant scientist Stefan Jansson declares “maybe” a historic event, he cultivated, grew, and ate a plant that had its genome edited with CRISPR-Cas9. Umeå University, where Jansson studies how trees know it’s autumn and how proteins allow plants to harvest light, released a 5 September press release about his meal, a pasta dish that included 300 grams of cabbage he grew from seeds that had been genetically modified with CRISPR-Cas9. The revolutionary technology vastly simplifies the editing of genes, and has triggered many debates about whether its plant products should be considered a genetically modified organism (GMO) and subject to regulation.As noted by Science Daily and other media outlets, Jansson enjoyed the lunch with Gustaf Klarin, host of a Radio Sweden gardening show, which broadcast it earlier this week (in Swedish). “To our delight—and to some extent to my surprise—the meal turned out really nice,” Jannson wrote in a blog entry on 16 August, the actual day that history might have been made. “Both of us ate with great relish. Gustaf even thought the cabbage was the best tasting vegetable on the plate. And I agreed.” Jansson’s lab did not create the seed, but he told ScienceInsider he received it from a colleague “in another country” who wants to remain unidentified. As Jansson notes, the European Union has yet to determine whether CRISPR-Cas9 modification that eliminates a gene should be classified as a GMO and thus illegal to grow. But he received approval from the Swedish Board of Agriculture to grow a similar CRISPR-Cas9 seed that his lab had engineered, which the authorities determined was not a GMO as long as it didn’t contain foreign DNA. Jansson told Science that because the plant they ate was by definition not a GMO, “we do of course not need to ask for a permit or even inform them.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Jansson writes on his blog that he attempted to find out whether eating a CRISPR-edited plant was “a world première,” and no one he knew could think of a precedent.In April, the U.S. Department of Agriculture told Yinong Yang of Pennsylvania State University, University Park, that his CRISPR-tweaked mushroom was not subject to its regulations. Yang told Science he has eaten mushrooms from his lab, but they may have been the unmodified controls in his CRISPR experiment and, anyway, mushrooms are fungi, not plants.“In some countries, I wouldn’t be surprised if people kept it [eating CRISPR plants] a secret,” writes Jansson on his blog. “One thing is clear: it’s the first time ever this is done publicly (and legally).”  For more CRISPR news and research check out our CRISPR topic page.last_img read more

Cold wave grips Nashik division; Nandurbar coldest at 3 deg C

first_imgNashik, Jan 23 (PTI) The Nashik division today experienced shivering cold, with Nandurbar district recording the lowest minimum temperature of 3 degree Celsius, the MET department said.Among other districts in the division, Nashik and Jalgaon recorded minimum temperature of 7 degree Celsius each, Dhule registered 8 degree Celsius, while Ahmednagar saw the mercury plummet to 11 degree Celsius.Residents are seen sporting woolens and warm clothes even in the day to protect from the cold wave, and are assembling for campfires at night.The cold conditions are likely to persist for the next few days owing to chilly winds originating from north India, the weatherman said. PTI HVJ SDL HU SRElast_img read more