2012 English Women’s Murcia Golf Challenge is launched

first_img10 May 2012 2012 English Women’s Murcia Golf Challenge is launched England Golf has announced its third overseas competition for women: the 2012 English Women’s Murcia Golf Challenge will take place from 29 September to 4 October.  The event will be based at the five-star InterContinental Hotel in Mar Menor in Murcia, Spain, and will include four rounds of competitive golf on Jack Nicklaus courses at Mar Menor, El Valle and Hacienda Riquelme. The 2012 Challenge builds on the success of two previous events and a winning mix of competition, friendship, fun and sun. It offers five nights at the InterContinental Hotel, a 64-bedroom boutique hotel with a Moorish-themed spa, indoor pool and fitness suite; four days of competitive golf; a Gala Dinner and prize giving, all for £570 per person. The first two Challenges have prompted enthusiastic praise from players and bookings are already being taken for this year’s event.  Last year’s overall winner was Judie Lewis from Hockley in Hampshire who declared at the time: “This week has been fantastic, we’ve had a wonderful time. The girls are all very friendly and it’s lovely to play golf with women like this – you become such good friends straight away. “There’s a great mix of people and handicaps right across the board and we have had great fun. I can highly recommend it.” Click here for full details and to book.last_img read more

New senior Whittaker sets the championship pace

first_img New senior Tim Whittaker underlined a rapid start to his new golfing chapter when he set the pace in the first round of English senior men’s open amateur championship in Surrey.Whittaker, from Beaconsfield, shot one-under par 68 at West Hill and tops a leaderboard of 288 players who enjoyed glorious golfing weather. His closest challengers, who both scored level par 71 at neighbouring Worplesdon, are Ian Attoe (Image © Leaderboard Photography), who was playing at his home club, and Andrew Atkinson from Windermere.A host of players are tightly packed behind. David Niven (Newbury & Crookham) and Martin Wild (Mere) share third place on one-over, while defending champion Stephen East (Moortown) is in a group of players who are a further shot back.Whittaker has just entered the senior age group and has swapped work for golf: “I thought it was time!” he said. He launched his senior career by winning the recent BB&O championship before turning his attention to this event.He was the only player to beat par today, but left the course feeling he could have done better. “I hit the ball quite well and created a lot of opportunities, but didn’t take quite as many as I would have liked.”Nevertheless he had five birdies in his round: on three consecutive holes from the 5th and back-to-back birdies on 12 and 13. And he declared: “It’s a very nice start to senior golf.”Ian Attoe is another player who is following the dream of giving up work – as a golf club secretary – to concentrate on senior golf. This is his first appearance in this championship and playing at home at Worplesdon brought both pressure and the advantage of local knowledge from 40 years of membership.“I was a bit nervous and it wasn’t my best golf, but it was good scoring,” said Attoe, who had two birdies and an eagle three on the 15th in his round.This is his first season of senior competition and he’s already won a couple of UK Senior Golf Association events and shared fifth place in the recent Irish seniors. “It’s been a good start,” he said.Andrew Atkinson is yet another new senior who is excited by the challenge of senior golf – and has been quick to get started. He’s already played in Spanish, Portuguese and Irish championships, before teeing up in this event. “I’ve been looking forward to it and I’ve made lots and lots of new friends,” he remarked.Today, he set off in great style at Worplesdon and was three-under after eight before he “just frittered a few shots away. I drove the ball very well, hit lots of greens in regulation and, with the exception of one short putt, I putted ok.”Stephen East was the “new boy” last year and his triumph in this championship launched a memorable year in which he also won the Spanish seniors, was runner-up in the British, Scottish and Irish seniors and won the England Golf senior order of merit. He’s started 2015 with another win, in the Portuguese seniors, but today he took time to settle to his round at Worplesdon.“It’s great to be defending but, to be honest, I was a bit nervous and I’m quite happy to finish with 73. I played poorly on the way out, but I was better on the back nine.”He played the inward half in two-under par, with four birdies, including one on the 18th where he holed a 20-footer.The shot of the day was provided by Glen MacBryde (Trentham) who had a hole-in-one on the 171-yard fourth at Worplesdon, using a four iron. “It was a good hole in one in that it never left the flag,” said MacBryde – and he’s experienced in these matters, having had five previous aces.It helped him to an eight-over par 79 and MacBryde, the three-times Midland senior champion, remarked: “I’m very pleased, I played quite well but just frittered away a few shots. It’s an absolutely fantastic golf course, so fair if you hit good shots.”After tomorrow’s second round – played again on both Worplesdon and West Hill – the field will be cut to the leading 80 players and ties. They will play the final round on Friday at Worplesdon.Click here for full scores 3 Jun 2015 New senior Whittaker sets the championship pace last_img read more

Yes Another Pedestrian Close Call in Red Bank

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – An incident recently involving a pedestrian and two motor vehicles on Broad Street, once again reminds us that Red Bank remains a potentially dangerous place for pedestrians.A female employee of a local financial firm on Broad Street told this week of a harrowing incident that could have ended in a serious injury if not death for her or others involved.On Tuesday, July 28, Michelle Bennett was attempting to cross Broad at the Mechanic Street intersection, going west to east. She stressed she was in the designated crosswalk. And while looking to cross, a van transporting an elderly woman stopped as required under law to give the pedestrian the right-of-way. As the woman attempted to walk across the street a young woman driver collided into the rear of the van. “She hit him pretty good,” the pedestrian said of the female driver.The collision pushed the van forward. And had the pedestrian not been quick enough to jump out of the way (actually having to jump out of her shoes to avoid being struck by the van), she too would have been hit in the chain reaction. Her shoes were halfway under the van that had been pushed for ward.“The van was pretty banged up,” the pedestrian said, recalling the driver of the second vehicle had “been moving at a pretty good speed.”Police did respond. However, the pedestrian was uncertain about any violations that may have been issued.Borough Police Chief Darren McConnell on Wednesday said the report was not immediately available and couldn’t recall the incident sufficiently to immediately offer a comment.Mayor Pasquale Menna, an attorney who is a municipal prosecutor for a number of Monmouth County communities and a member of the Two River Times Crossroads initiative, said it sounded like a classic example of careless driving. Which, under state statute, Menna explained, is “any driver who operates a motor vehicle without due care and circumspection.”“And it should be enforced,” Menna added.Unfortunately, he added, it is fact of life that no amount of enforcement would be able to completely protect against such occurrences. “Accidents happen. It’s regrettable, it’s unfortunate,” he said. “How do you account for individual accidents, individual carelessness, day in and day out in all of our lives?” State Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11), a Red Bank resident, said the emphasis has to be “all about getting expectations from people living in town and visiting the town,” making everyone aware “that we enforce the crosswalks; there are penalties and there also have to be communications for people visiting the town that this is a pedestrian town.”The senator added that the public has to be made aware that Broad Street is a busy thoroughfare, heavily used by vehicles and those on foot. “And if you’re in rush don’t go down Broad Street.”Beck is also a participant in the Two River Times Crossroads initiative. The publication has been actively working with elected officials on the state, county and local level, along with members of the education, business and law enforcement communities and other stakeholders to find ways to improve public safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in the greater Red Bank area. The newspaper will soon hold a public safety to raise awareness and public forum seeking input about troublesome areas and proposed solutions.last_img read more

Bombers hold off late Sahali charge to finish 13th at the B.C. AA Boy’s tourney

first_imgKelowna entered the week as the fourth ranked squad but mowed through the competition before edging Brentwood of Vancouver Island 58-47 in the final.LVR lost to 69-60 to Wellington from Vancouver Island’s Nanaimo before putting together a two-game win streak to finish the season feeling pretty good.The Bombers dumped Charles Hays of Prince Rupert 81-54 Friday.Kingdon was a force throughout contest for the Bombers, finishing the game with 22 points and 10 rebounds.The game was tied at halftime 37-37 before the Bombers turned up the defence allowing Charles Hays to score 17 points in the final two quarters while ringing up 44 points.Zak added 13 points and five assists while Sturrup, Zukowski and Erich Schepkowski had 11, 12 and 10, respectively.The game was the final contest for senior starters Matt Zukowski, Jack Sturrup, Jesse Zak and Adam Berg and Cail Spencer and Erich Schepkowski. The L.V. Rogers Bombers rode into the sunset of the senior boy’s basketball season on a high note, stopping host Sahali Sabres 70-60 at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Basketball Championships Saturday in Kamloops.The result elevated the Bombers to finish 13th overall in the 16-team tournament. The Bombers were 15th in 2012.LVR entered the tournament as the 13th ranked team.Senior forward Matt Zukowski led the change for LVR with a game-high 25 points.Grade 11 forward Isaiah Kingdon added 20 points with Jesse Zak scoring 12 and Jack Sturrup 10.Zak also had five assists.The Kootenay champs led 57-39 after three periods before holding off a late fourth-quarter charge by the Sabres.The Bombers opened the tourney Wednesday falling to eventual champion Kelowna Christian 106-67.last_img read more

Crescent Valley man studies for sixth Dan Black Belt

first_imgDuring the past 15 years his own TKD schools (KCMA) have positively affected hundreds of students and families in the Nelson and Castlegar area and now he is leading a global fight for justice for the poor as founder of www.martialartsforjustice.org  According to World Taekwondo Federation statistics, there are only 130 – 6th Dan in Canada out of 42,831 registered black belts. Master Dean Seminoff, who has been studying martial arts for more than 20 years, was in Florida to study for his sixth Dan Black Belt in the martial art of Taekwondo.Seminoff, of Crescent Valley an operator of a school in Nelson and Slocan Valley, is currently a fifth Dan WTF black belt as a member of the USCDKA.last_img read more

Cemetery hosts its first Oktoberfest fundraiser

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.And with the nearly $30,000 they earned, officials believe this will be enough to help it stay in business. “It went really well,” said Randy Wiggins, president of the El Monte Cemetery Association. Most of the proceeds came from the raffle ticket sales, but the Rosemead Moose Lodge also will donate $1,100 to the cemetery from its beer sales. “All in all, everyone had a good time,” Neil Sorensen, administrator for the Rosemead Moose Lodge. The cemetery, located across from Rosemead High School, has been in financial trouble for several years. According to officials, the El Monte Cemetery Association, which oversees and owns the site, has been losing money and has been pursuing ways to help the cemetery by trying to preserve it as a national historic landmark. ROSEMEAD – Children climbed rocks, longtime residents sipped beer and a band played as couples strolled through the Savannah Memorial Park on Saturday. This was the first Halloween Oktoberfest – a fundraiser for the four-acre cemetery on Valley Boulevard that dates back to the 1800s – and some are saying that it was such a success that more events will follow. “I don’t think I could have envisioned anything better than it was,” said lead organizer Barbara Murphy said. “I am very happy with the way it turned out.” The event, which attracted at least 10,000 people, was organized by residents who were on a mission to save the cemetery. In 2005, the association, made up of those who own plots in the cemetery, spent $34,000 but only brought in $9,000. Operating costs were cut in 2006 to $22,000. The cemetery has graves from the 1840s and is the final resting place of a veteran of the War of 1812. City leaders said they were glad the event could help raise money for the cemetery as well as build a sense of community. “I was incredibly impressed,” said City Manager Oliver Chi, “with the support from the community for attending the events and incredibly happy with the support of the staff.” The event came to fruition after Murphy along with Rosemead resident Francis Chavez were able to get city staff, elected officials and the parks and recreation department to plan the event. “For a first-time event, it was a great turnout,” said Murphy, who now has plans for a citywide rummage sale in the spring. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477 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

Oscar star becomes Casual Day ambassador

first_imgBack: Casual Day finance officer Egness Ncube, Casual Day NGO liaison officer Zaza Khazamula and Sekai Marufu, also a member of the team. Front: Casual Day ambassador Prudence Mabhena. (image: Casual Day)Prudence Mabena has been named ambassador ahead of this year’s Casual Day, taking place on 4 September.The singer and songwriter starred in the Oscar-winning documentary, Music By Prudence, which looked at her life as a person who triumphed over her disability. The film won the 2010 Academy Award in the Best Short Documentary category.It explores the inspiring story of this Zimbabwean songbird and follows her remarkable journey out of hatred and superstition into a world of music, love and endless possibility. Music By Prudence struck a chord with audiences by bringing to light the plight of disabled people, who experience discrimination in so many ways. But Mabena’s story is inspiring for everyone, not only disabled people.Her appointment as an ambassador of the fundraising initiative is testament to her ability to carry a message to a wide audience; it is an ability from which the Casual Day initiative will benefit.STAND AGAINST XENOPHOBIABorn in Zimbabwe, Mabena recently visited South Africa to join the efforts in standing against the xenophobic attacks in the country in April. Casual Day believes it is appropriate for the disabled community to speak against xenophobia and in favour of diversity.Mabena was born with arthrogryposis, a condition affecting the joints and resulting in an inability to move the limbs normally. It cost her both legs and makes it difficult for her to use her arms. When she was born, her father’s mother advised her mother not to nurse her. After her parents abandoned her, she was cared for by her maternal grandmother, a rural farmer who kept Mabena at her side as she worked throughout the day.Regardless of her condition, she went on to form a band and not only became an internationally recognised singer, but also an ambassador for Unicef, the UN Children’s Fund.After attending the Academy Awards in 2010, in which her film won, she was met at the airport by hundreds of people waiting to congratulate her and celebrate her achievement. Her father was also inspired by the film: Mabena was carried off the plane and at the foot of the stairs was her father. He was on his knees, tears streaming down his face, begging her for forgiveness.Mabena uses her music to transcend boundaries of race, ability and nationality to bring her message to all who will listen. “Everyone listens to music,” she says. “I think messages sent out through music will be effective and can encourage immediate responses.”The theme for this year’s Casual Day is Spring into Action. Mabena will record the first official Casual Day theme song in June, ahead of the event. The song was composed by Mabena and her musical partner, Bozoe Nkomo. It will feature rapper Tujay Harmonix, who is also a Casual Day ambassador.CASUAL DAYEstablished in 1995, Casual Day is the flagship project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA), which runs its national projects from its head offices in Edenvale.Since its inception, the initiative has made it possible for the NCPPDSA to drive towards its goal of creating a fully accessible and inclusive society for all. And the council has raised more than R220-million through the day so far.These funds are used to benefit thousands of people with disabilities around the country through a network of beneficiary organisations. This year, Casual Day has the goal of spreading the message of the social impact of the funds.The organisation hopes to achieve this through its “Your R10 in Action” campaign, which will highlight where the funds collected are spent. The many schools and organisations benefiting from the money use it for a variety of different purposes, including transport, assistive devices such as wheelchairs and crutches, as well as awareness campaigns about disability.Casual Day’s national beneficiaries include National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities, South African National Council for the Blind, South African Federation for Mental Health, Deaf Federation of South Africa, QuadPara Association of South Africa, Autism South Africa, Down Syndrome South Africa, National Association for Persons with Cerebral Palsy, South African National Deaf Association, National Institute for the Deaf, Alzheimer’s South Africa, and South African Disability Alliance.There are branches and affiliates of these national organisations throughout the country.PLAY YOUR PARTEveryone is encouraged to join the movement and play their part. You can buy a Casual Day sticker for R10, and wear casual clothes to work or school in support of the Casual Day initiative on Friday, 4 September.For more information, contact the organisers of the project on 011 609 7006, visit the website or have a look at the Facebook page. Follow Casual Day on Twitter via the handle @CasualDay_SA and keep an eye out for the hashtags #CasualDay and #springintoaction.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 12 | Water Quality, FFA Camp, Half-Marathons, and Marriage Advice

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Episode 12 of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold, enjoys the company of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Bart Johnson, Risë Labig, and host Joel Penhorwood. Matt Reese joins us through his half-marathon buddy Joe Hoover talking about the East Tech School and FFA, busy teaching agriculture in urban areas. Dale speaks with John and Todd Davis on the newly rebuilt Discovery Center at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum. Ty hears from Aaron Heilers on a tour of the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms. Plus, the crew wraps it all up with a bit of wedding advice to the soon-to-be-married Joel. Join us for the Ohio Ag Net Podcast!last_img read more

Cattlemen’s Gala, Celebration and Fundraiser, raises $35,000

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF) held the second annual Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 25 at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio. The event supported the OCF youth scholarship fund benefiting the next generation of beef industry leaders.Attendees gathered in their boots and hats for dinner, drinks and dancing in the barn at Leeds Farm where guests enjoyed live music from the John D. Hale Band, a nationally known Red Dirt music group from Missouri.Silent and live auctions were held to support youth scholarships. Thanks to several generous donors, buyers and sponsors, in total, the event raised $35,000.“The young people in our industry are impressive, and the opportunity for them to further their education and careers is well deserved. The Cattlemen’s Gala is an exciting way to show our support,” said Joe Foster, OCF president from Gallipolis.Mark your calendars for the 2019 Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser that will take place Aug. 24.For more information on the event, contact the Foundation at 614-873-6736. The complete list of available scholarships can be found at www.ohiocattle.org/foundation/scholarships. The application deadline for OCF scholarships is Oct. 31.last_img read more

Ford will test driverless cars in Europe next year

first_imgBreak the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Donal Power Related Posts For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…center_img Tags:#Chariot#driverless cars#Ford#IoT#self-driving cars#transport Ford announced it will plans to start testing its autonomous vehicles on European roads by next year as it ramps up its robot car strategy.According to Digital Trends  the U.S. car manufacturing goliath is moving ahead with European testing as it pursues its ambitious strategy to introduce fully autonomous vehicles for ride-hailing by 2021.“It is important that we extend our testing to Europe,” said Ford of Europe’s manager for Automated Driving Thomas Lukaszewicz. “Rules of the road vary from country to country here, traffic signs and road layouts are different, and drivers are likely to share congested roads with cyclists.”Testing will begin at Ford’s Engineering Center in Essex, U.K. After this, trials will be expanded to its Germany-based Research & Advanced Engineering facilities in Cologne and Aachen.Ford indicated that the locations undertaking the testing were chosen because they are already familiarized with its self-driving technology.Ford already self-driving in USFord is already busy testing its autonomous car technology in the U.S. The ambitious testing regime is to enable Ford to meet its five-year target of rolling out autonomous cars for ride-hailing services.Ford hopes the European testing will allow the self-driving cars to be fully rolled out on the continent shortly after similar services are launched for consumers in America.In its road testing, the car-maker has used Ford Fusion Hybrid vehicles that are rigged up with a variety of cameras and sensors.Meanwhile, Ford recently made strategic moves to strengthen its capabilities in the autonomous vehicle space.It bought San Francisco-based  ride-sharing shuttle service Chariot, which incorporated Ford Transit Connect vans to shuttle people around.Ford also announced it is bringing GoBike, the company’s bike-sharing service, to the San Francisco Bay Area. It plans to have 7,000 bikes in SF by the end of 2018. Users will also be able to rent their bike on the FordPass platform, launching next year. 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more