31 May

Perry leads Cologuard; O’Meara ties record

first_imgTUCSON, Ariz. — Kenny Perry shot an 8-under 65 on Friday to take the Cologuard Classic lead, Mark O’Meara matched the PGA Tour Champions record with eight straight birdies in a 66, and former baseball star John Smoltz failed to build on a strong start in his tour debut. Smoltz birdied three of the first eight holes on Omni Tucson National’s Catalina Course, then played the final 10 in 3 over for an even-par 73. After birdieing the par-5 eighth, the 51-year-old Hall of Fame pitcher dropped strokes on the par-4 ninth and 10th. Playing on a sponsor exemption, he had a double bogey on the par-5 15th, birdied the par-5 17th and bogeyed the par-4 18th. Perry made a 20-foot eagle putt from the fringe on the 17th — his eighth hole — in a bogey-free round. The 58-year-old Kentucky player has 10 victories on the 50-and-over tour after winning 14 times on the PGA Tour. “Just played steady,” Perry said. “I drove it nice, made some good quality putts, and I think I only missed one, maybe two greens today in regulation. So, I had a lot of opportunities and I hit a lot of fairways. Got a good score out of it.” Full-field scores from the Cologuard Classic The 62-year-old O’Meara opened with a par on No. 1, then ran off the eight straight birdies for a front-nine 28 — one off the tour record. He followed the streak with eight straight pars and bogeyed the last after driving into the water. “Anytime you shoot 7 under, I guess you can’t be too disappointed, but certainly when you’re 8 under after nine holes, you would like to do a little better,” O’Meara said. O’Meara tied the tour record for consecutive birdies set by Chi Chi Rodriguez in the 1987 Silver Pages Classic and matched by Jim Colbert in 2000, Dana Quigley in 2005 and Joe Ozaki in 2006. “I hit some good drives, I hit some good iron shots, I made the putts that you would hope to make,” O’Meara said. “And then I hit a 3-iron to about 2 inches on hole No. 7, birdied 8, and then 9 I hit a big curling putt.” Defending champion Steve Stricker, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jeff Maggert and Willie Wood matched O’Meara at 66, and Scott McCarron opened with a 67. Jimenez won the Chubb Classic two weeks ago in Florida for his for his seventh PGA Tour Champions title. Woody Austin had a 70 for his 37th consecutive rounds at par or better, one off the tour record shared by Jay Haas and Colin Montgomerie. Fred Couples shot 73, playing alongside Stricker and David Toms (71).last_img read more

27 Feb

Slain Hero a Finalist for Civilian Medal of Honor

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA Houston man killed last year protecting a woman from a gun-wielding purse snatcher has been named a finalist for an award created by U.S. servicemen who have been recognized for similar selfless acts during war.20 people from across the country were selected to be considered for the “Citizen Service Before Self Honors” from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, a recognition given every year to men and women who have shown courage and sacrifice to help others.(READ the story at the Houston Chronicle)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

17 Jan

Odds & Ends: Watch Jonathan Groff Get Serious in Mindhunter & More

first_imgJonathan Groff Gets Serious in Mindhunter TrailerBaby-faced Broadway favorite Jonathan Groff has us super excited for the new Netflix crime series Mindhunter! A trailer was released today featuring the two-time Tony nominee as an FBI agent who tracks down serial killers and rapists. Give a watch to the one-and-only “Groffsauce” below and mark down the October 13 release date! Watch Bianca Marroquín & More in the Muny’s A Chorus LineA slew of stage favorites are singing the iconic music of Marvin Hamlisch in the Muny’s production of A Chorus Line! Chicago favorite Bianca Marroquín is taking on the masterful dancing of Cassie alongside Mackenzie Bell as Val, Holly Ann Butler as Sheila, Caley Crawford as Bebe, Rick Faugno as Al, Hannah Florence as Diana, Ivan Hernandez as Zach, Jolina Javier as Connie, Madison Johnson as Kristine, Sean Harrison Jones as Mike, Evan Kinnane as Bobby, Ian Paget as Paul, Justin Prescott as Don, Drew Redington as Mark, Kiira Schmidt as Judy, Bronwyn Tarboton as Maggie, Sharrod Williams as Richie, Victor Wisehart as Greg and John T. Wolfe as Larry. Directed and choreographed by Tony nominee Denis Jones, the St. Louis production runs through August 4. Check out the full company offering up “One Singular Sensation” and more tunes below. Wicked Surpasses Billy Elliot as London’s 16-Longest-Running ShowTalk about defying gravity! Hit musical Wicked plays a record-breaking performance on August 1 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, overtaking Billy Elliot as the 16th-longest-running show in London history. Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman’s hit musical is in its 11th year across the pond. London’s Wicked currently stars Alice Fearn as Elphaba, Sophie Evans as Glinda, Bradley Jaden as Fiyero, Melanie La Barrie as Madame Morrible, Jack Lansbury as Boq, Sarah McNicholas as Nessarose, Andy Hockley as The Wizard and Martin Ball as Doctor Dillamond.We’re Getting Closer to a Falsettos PBS Air DateThe highly anticipated Falsettos PBS special is scheduled to air in October, meaning yes, your ’80s Trina or Whizzer garb will be plenty timely for Halloween. 2017 Tony nominees Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block, Brandon Uranowitz and the rest of the cast are set to bring their touching performances right into the comfort of your home in an upcoming Live from Lincoln Center special. While we are still waiting on an exact air date, you now have plenty of time to organize your viewing party for watching four Jews on a screen bitching. Hope we get an invite!center_img View Commentslast_img read more

18 Oct

Developers cash in on the world’s capital

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29 Sep

5 minutes with… Sophie Steed, director, Squire & Partners

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

28 Sep

Profession denounces posthumous Magnitsky trial

first_imgLawyers worldwide have denounced the posthumous trial of Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky (pictured) who was yesterday found guilty of tax evasion in a Moscow trial that began following his death in prison four years ago.Magnitsky died in a pre-trial detention after accusing Russian police of complicity in a $230m tax fraud.In the same trial, William Browder, chief executive of Hermitage Capital Management, which Magnitsky represented, was also found guilty of tax fraud. The London-based hedge fund manager denied the charges.Browder was convicted in absentia, and sentenced to nine years.Lionel Blackman, chair of the Solicitors’ International Human Rights Group said: ‘The prosecution of Magnitsky following his death in custody does nothing to enhance the diminishing reputation of Russia with regard to its use of prosecutors and courts to target political opponents or others who seek to expose official corruption.’Andrew Smith, a partner at criminal, fraud and regulatory firm Corker Binning, which has worked closely on the Russian criminal justice system, described the judgment as ‘a very dark day for the criminal justice system under [president] Putin’.‘It is fairly well known the charge of tax evasion is the charge of choice for a politically motivated prosecution,’ he said.Proceeding with the trial following the circumstances of Magnitsky’s death, with allegations of ill treatment, ‘showed the relentless machine of criminal justice under Putin’.Amnesty International UK’s head of policy Allan Hogarth said: ‘The posthumous prosecution was always farcical, but unfortunately also deeply sinister. The trial of a deceased person and the forcible involvement of his relatives has set a dangerous precedent that could open a whole new chapter in Russia’s worsening human rights record.’last_img read more

28 Sep

Gounon challenges creditors to get real

first_imgAFTER MONTHS of largely fruitless negotiations on debt restructuring, Eurotunnel’s Executive Chairman Jacques Gounon threw down the gauntlet on April 12. He effectively challenged creditors holding £6·2bn of debt to settle on terms that would allow the company to operate profitably. The alternative was the uncertain prospect of trying to run the Channel Tunnel themselves under a process known as ’substitution’. Eurotunnel had hoped to publish its 2005 accounts on April 12, but it appears that the auditors were unable to agree that the company was still a going concern. Gounon has freely admitted that without a massive write-down of the debt, Eurotunnel expects to run out of cash in January 2007.French law requires the submission of accounts to shareholders at an AGM by June 30. Gounon has asked his creditors for a third waiver of conditions under the 1998 restructuring that preclude negotiations – the second waiver expired on March 31. The next would last ’until July 12 with a review planned in mid-May’. Gounon admitted that he saw this review as ’an opportunity to put pressure on the negotiations’. Eurotunnel is banking on fears among its creditors that the French government in particular would reject any business plan they submit to trigger substitution. Given the number of institutions involved, and their conflicting interests, it is hard to imagine how agreement on a viable business plan could ever be achieved in practice. nlast_img read more

23 Sep

Hill’s Walkoff Single Sends No. 10 UWF to NCAA Super Regional

first_imgHill’s hit was her team-high sixth of the year with the bases loaded, and it follows her walkoff single against Shorter in the Gulf South Conference Tournament last Saturday. The Argonauts had no trouble defending their home field, however. Castro led off the inning with a single, Meghan Toney put down a bunt and reached on an error from Canara, and Sassman put down a bunt single to load the bases for the middle of the UWF order. No. 10 West Florida will host Lee in the first Super Regional in program history next Thursday and Friday, May 18-19, in a best-of-three series. West Florida used that momentum to score twice in the bottom half of the third. Castro led off the inning with a hard-hit single to left field, Toney reached on a fielder’s choice that also advanced Castro to second, and Rhiannon Sassman put down the first of her two bunt singles on the day. That loaded the bases from Boltz, who dropped a single in front of center fielder Taylor Hartenbach to score Castro and put West Florida ahead 3-2. VSU jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first, but West Florida responded with a leadoff home run from Jacey Castro and an RBI single to center field from Baleigh Boltz that scored Toney, evening the score at 2-2. The homer was Castro’s second leadoff shot of the season, and it marked the first of her four hits on the day. Lee 5/18/2017 – 4:00 p.m. Next Game: Hill then snagged her first RBI of the afternoon, with a grounder to second base that brought in Toney, stretching UWF’s lead to 4-2. Hill finished the day with three runs driven in, marking the second time this year that she has hit that mark. Full Schedule Roster The real drama started in the seventh, when Morgan led off the top of the inning with her second home run of the day and her team-high 14th of the year, putting the Lady Blazers ahead 6-5. With one away, Hill crushed a pitch from Kathryn Carter back up the middle. Castro scored easily, and Hartenbach’s throw from center field had no chance to catch Toney, who slid in safely with the game-winning run. Taylor went the distance in the circle for the 18th time this year and earned her South Region-best 26th win of the season. The victory all but secured Taylor holding the GSC wins title, making her the first UWF pitcher since 2005 to do so. PENSACOLA, Fla. – For the second time in a week, University of West Florida junior Tiona Hill used late-inning heroics to keep No. 10 UWF’s season alive. On Saturday, Hill came to the plate with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the seventh, and she delivered a sharp single up the middle to score Jacey Castro and Meghan Toney, giving UWF a 7-6 win over Valdosta State to advance to the first Super Regional in program history. It looked like Valdosta State would threaten in the fourth when Jessica Mohl hit a two-out single and brought up All-South Region third baseman Chelsea Canara. Canara lifted a 2-2 pitch from Taylor into foul territory behind the plate, where Caitlin Steel ranged back and made a catch against the net to end the threat, sending UWF to the bottom of the fourth with a 4-2 lead. Sara Spears led off the bottom half with a walk, and Castro came through with a double down the left field line to put UWF up 5-2. That run would be crucial, as Morgan and Hartenbach hit home runs in the fifth that would tie the game at 5-5. The Lady Blazers picked up two hits in the second, but senior starter Becca Taylor struck out VSU cleanup hitter Brandy Morgan to end the threat, and she blew by the Lady Blazers in the third, retiring all the batters in order. UWF’s victory was its 43rd of the year, tying the team’s most since 2009, the Argonauts’ 85 wins over the last two seasons are the most for the program since 2005-06. Preview Watch Live Live Stats #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

21 Dec

Amazing night in memory of Sammy and Tory Johnston – Picture Special

first_imgGlamour with a capital ‘G’ was the order of the day as Helen Johnston and daughter Amy held their charity ball at the Silver Tassie Hotel.The gala event was in memory of her late husband Sammy who passed away recently and daughter Tory who passed away 3 years ago in July.The three charities chosen to benefit from the event were the Donegal Hospice, the Oncology Day Unit and the Cry unit in Tallaght, where parents who lose a child get a full medical check-up free of charge. Hundreds turned up to show support for Helen and for family and to remember Sammy and Tory who were loved and respected in their hometown of Letterkenny.Photographer Brian McDaid was there to catch some of the glamour!Amy and Hellen Johnston at their charity ball in memory of Troy and Sammy Johnston at the Silver Tassie Hotel. Photo Brian McDaidCathleen Sweeney and Afric Doherty with Helen at her charity ball.Helen with guests including Hanah Doherty, Mary Doherty, Africa, Susan O’Boyle and Connie Doherty.Helen at her charity ball with Donegal Hospice staff, including Helen Doherty, Mary Mc Laughlin Lucia Mc Gettigan, Rosaleen Lynch and Sharon O’Donnell and Noreen LynahMariam and Noelle O’Boyce with Hellen at her charity ball at the Silver TassieHelen with guests at her ball including from Laura Josephine Micheal Rouse Brian And Mary Hegarty, Micheal and Hannah Mc Fadden and Paadar McGrory.Helen with members from left, Sheil, Bernie, Raymond and Jimmy Mc Fadden.Helen with members of the Glenfield family at here charity ball included from left are Joe, Anne, Mary, Ciara Deidre and Paul.Majela and Pauric Gallen with Hellen at the charity ball. Amazing night in memory of Sammy and Tory Johnston – Picture Special was last modified: October 28th, 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) Tags:AmyBallhelenletterkennySammy JohnstonTorylast_img read more

17 Dec

Google and MSN’s Web 2.0 Homepages

first_imgTags:#Start Pages#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Google has just announced a new My Yahoo-likeportal page, which they are calling a Personalized Google Homepage. Itwill be one place for users to access their Google search, news, Gmail, weather, stocks,driving directions, movies – and more. Inthe Google ‘Factory Tour’webcast, Product Manager Marissa Mayer said they’ll offer “Universal RSSsupport” for the Personalized Homepage within 1-2 months, meaning users will be able to add any RSSfeed onto it. Interesting that this comes out at the same time as Microsoft confirming it willintegrate RSS across its MSN online services throughout the year. eWeek reports that in 2-3weeks time MSN will release “a third version of Start, its Web-based aggregatorprototype”. This is a quote from Kyle Von Haden, an MSN program manager:“This could easily be a home page, and you would not need to touch it”.Indeed… more updates on the Google and Microsoft stories as they develop.My Initial ThoughtsOne thing: why are all the bigco’s so intent on building portals, when users are moreand more using RSS Aggregators as their central means of access to Web content(‘homepages’ in Web 1.0 parlance)? The answer may be that the portal products of Google, MSN and Yahoo are, overtime, turning into RSS Aggregators. Certainly MSN’s start.com is heading in thisdirection – it remains to be seen whether Google’s “personalized homepage” will dothe same.last_img read more