Westwood (64) tops Garcia for Nedbank win

first_imgSUN CITY, South Africa – Lee Westwood came from behind to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Sunday, overturning a three-shot deficit at the start of the final round to deny Sergio Garcia a wire-to-wire victory and Louis Oosthuizen success at his home tournament. Westwood saved his best for last to finish with an 8-under 64 at Gary Player Country Club to take him to 15 under and a three-shot win over Garcia (70). Oosthuizen (69) was third on 11 under. It was Westwood’s third Nedbank title following back-to-back wins in 2010-11, before the event was part of the European Tour. He held back tears after sealing his 24th European Tour title and first in more than four years. ”I’m a bit emotional, to be honest,” Westwood said. ”You’re never sure whether you’re going to be able to do it again. Until now my emotions have felt really under control all day, which is what I’ve been working hard on.” Westwood made birdies on Nos. 16 and 17 to settle what was a fascinating final-round battle between him, Garcia and Oosthuizen. Full-field scores from the Nedbank Golf Challenge Garcia had led from the start and had a two-shot advantage over Oosthuizen and was three ahead of Westwood after three rounds. But Westwood’s fabulous finish proved irresistible. He made an eagle on No. 2 and six birdies in all, five of them on the back nine, as he charged to the title in the penultimate event of the European Tour season. ”I was just trying to hit fairways and stick to my game-plan and hit it in the right places, he said. ”I’ve got a bit of a process that I’m going through with my golf swing and I’m starting to see better shots. The 7-iron into 17 is probably one of the best shots I’ve ever hit.” The Nedbank Challenge also had repercussions for the Race to Dubai, with Rory McIlroy, Li Haotong and Lucas Bjerregaard now all officially out of the running to be crowned European No. 1 next weekend at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship. That will now be a shootout between Race to Dubai standings leader Francesco Molinari and his Ryder Cup buddy Tommy Fleetwood after McIlroy finished in a tie for 21st in Sun City with a final-round 71, Li finished tied for fifth with a 65, and Bjerregaard tied for 11th after also closing with a 65. McIlroy needed to finish in the top two to stay in contention for the season title while Li and Bjerregaard both needed to win in Sun City.last_img read more

FLU NEWS SCAN: WHO dual-use meeting, H5N1 death in Vietnam, CDC’s antiviral advice

first_img WHO confirms H5N1 in death of pregnant Vietnamese womanThe WHO, citing Vietnam’s Ministry of Health, today confirmed H5N1 avian flu in the death of a 26-year-old pregnant woman from Soc Trang province. She developed symptoms Jan 23, was hospitalized Jan 25, given oseltamivir (Tamiflu) Jan 27, and died the next day, the WHO said. Her newborn tested negative for the virus. The woman’s case was first reported in the media last week. She had slaughtered and eaten sick chickens, according to the WHO report. Hers is Vietnam’s 121st WHO-confirmed H5N1 case since 2003, of which 61 were fatal. Both cases in the country this year have been fatal. The official global H5N1 count now stands at 584, including 345 deaths.Feb 8 WHO reportFeb 8 WHO global H5N1 case count WHO announces meeting next week on dual-use H5N1 studiesThe World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday posted a notice about its Feb 16-17 invitation-only “technical meeting” about two studies involving lab-generated, transmissible H5N1 flu viruses that the US government recommend not be published in full. The agency said it will facilitate discussion on “urgent questions related to the two studies, as well as broader concerns related to the balance between scientific research and public concerns about safety.” It said invitees “will be people who have direct involvement or knowledge about these two studies, their review or oversight, or potential dissemination of results.” The aim is to reach consensus on the most urgent issues, especially related to access to and dissemination of the full results of the studies. The WHO said it intends to seek wider input at an unspecified later date. In December the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity recommended that Science and Nature publish versions of the studies with key details withheld over bioterrorism concerns, and the US government agreed. The studies were led by Ron Fouchier, PhD, of the Netherlands and Yoshihiro Kawaoka, DVM, PhD, of the University of Wisconsin.Feb 7 WHO notice Cochrane review won’t change CDC advice on flu antiviralsThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday it won’t change its guidance on the use of antiviral drugs for influenza in the wake of a recent report by the Cochrane Collaboration that raised questions about the effectiveness of oseltamivir. After analyzing unpublished and published clinical trial data, the Cochrane authors concluded that the drug shortens flu symptoms by about a day, but they couldn’t determine if it reduces flu complications. In a statement yesterday, the CDC said, “After careful consideration of all available evidence, CDC guidance on the use of antiviral medications remains unchanged,” meaning the agency will continue recommending the use of oral oseltamivir and inhaled zanamivir (Relenza) to help prevent and treat flu. The Cochrane review focused on randomized controlled trials. The CDC said such a review may not fully resolve whether antiviral treatment reduces severe flu complications in generally healthy persons, “because enormous numbers of participants are needed.” Also, noting that the Cochrane study excluded uncontrolled observational studies, the CDC said such studies have value and have consistently shown that early treatment with oseltamivir reduces the risk of hospitalizations and severe outcomes in flu patients.Feb 7 CDC “Have you heard?” itemJan 19 CIDRAP News story about Cochrane reviewcenter_img Feb 8, 2012last_img read more

Somalia sacks police, security bosses after deadly bombing

first_imgSomali security officers assess the scene of a suicide car bomb explosion, at the gate of Naso Hablod Two Hotel in Hamarweyne district of Mogadishu, Somalia October 29, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar Somali security officers assess the scene of a suicide car bomb explosion, at the gate of Naso Hablod Two Hotel in Hamarweyne district of Mogadishu, Somalia October 29, 2017. REUTERSThe heads of Somalia’s police and national security have been sacked after a bombing targeting a hotel in the country’s capital claimed at least 29 lives, state radio reported on its website on Sunday.“Somalia’s police commander General Abdihakin Dahir Saiid and director general of the National Intelligence Security Agency (NISA), Abdullahi Mohamed Ali, have now been sacked after a cabinet meeting,” state radio reported, this according to Reuters.Saturday’s blasts came two weeks after more than 350 people were killed in a massive truck bombing on a busy Mogadishu street in the country’s worst-ever attack.The al-Shabab extremist group quickly claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack.Al- Shabaab marked its official presence in Somalia in In April 2016, staging its first attack against African Union military peacekeepers, the Council on Foreign Relations reports.In September 2014, the United States launched a strike through use of drones and manned aircraft that reportedly killed 150 al-Shabab soldiers including al-Shabab’s leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, after which the group immediately named Ahmed Umar as his successor, the report said.last_img read more

Guardiola defends Man City after Gundogan criticism

first_imgCity face Spurs twice more in the next week, in the return leg of the European quarter-final and in a home league game, as they chase an unprecedented quadruple.Gundogan accused City of not being brave enough in the 1-0 first-leg defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday, in which Sergio Aguero missed a first-half penalty.But Guardiola, whose team are second in the Premier League, two points behind Liverpool, strongly rejected the German international’s analysis.AdChoices广告Ads by Teads“I don’t agree with him. Absolutely not,” said the City boss.“There are games when we concede a goal and we are not there, but in this case we conceded a goal and nothing happened. Especially in the second half, it was under control.”Guardiola said his side, who have a game in hand over Liverpool in the title race, did not concede many shots on target, even if he acknowledged they did not create many chances themselves.“We defended the set-pieces when they are so strong and after when we conceded a goal there were 10 minutes left and nothing happened,” he said. “We were there and in control, in that situation. “Of course we want to do well, especially in the Champions League but in that case in this specific game I don’t think I agree.”Gundogan’s surprising analysis of City’s defeat clearly did not sit well with Guardiola, who used much of his press conference ahead of Sunday’s Premier League visit to Crystal Palace responding to his player.“He can say whatever he wants,” Guardiola said. “I like when they express what they believe, but it’s happened many times in my career in specific games when they lost a little control. – ‘Incredible’ run –“We have been for 20 months incredible, two games in the last 24 lost. Twenty months, winning every three days, 180 points over the past two seasons.“Regarding this specific game, it did not happen. We were stable. Of course the competition is tough and the opponents are good. Look at how many chances the teams create.”Guardiola said City had controlled Spurs “quite well” with a lower tempo and did not want to concede counter-attacks.“They were stronger than us. We had two days’ rest, they had six,” he said.“They can punish us. We decided to play a different type of game. Unfortunately we couldn’t score but we have the second leg with our friends at home and we’ll go for the semi-finals.”Guardiola may have Bernardo Silva and Oleksandr Zinchenko back from injuries for the visit to Palace, a team who produced a major surprise by beating City at the Etihad in December.But the City manager was in no mood to make negative comments about his side, even if he expects a tough challenge against Roy Hodgson’s team.“We knew it weeks ago, how it would be between these important games,” said Guardiola. “Selhurst Park is always difficult because of the stadium and the quality of the players.“There are six games left (in the league). We know what we are playing for and we are going to see.”last_img read more

NBA Recap, 15/2/19 – Pelicans beat Thunder despite AD’s injury

first_imgAdvertisement admxNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsamkgjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4i0p2p( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3erqlWould you ever consider trying this?😱b8f9mCan your students do this? 🌚b7kn6iyRoller skating! Powered by Firework The New Orleans Pelicans claimed a 131-122 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in what was the last game for both teams before the All-Star break. Anthony Davis exited the game early on due to injury, but the Pelicans rallied to beat the Thunder.Advertisement Jrue Holiday had 32 points and 7 assists for them, and Julius Randle had 33 points and 12 rebounds. Russell Westbrook had a monster triple-double with 44 points, 11 assists, and 14 rebounds and teammate Paul George scored 28. But their defence failed to hold up, and their winning streak was broken.Advertisement The Magic claimed a 38-point victory, as they defeated the Charlotte Hornets 127-89. Six players were in double figures for Orlando, and Terrence Ross top-scored for them with 21 points. The Hornets were dreadful, as no player even managed to score more than 15 points.The Knicks finally won! After 18 straight losses, the New York Knicks won a game, beating the Atlanta Hawks 106-91. Dennis Smith Jr. scored 19 points as the Knicks broke their record losing streak. Trae Young had 16 points and 11 assists, but the Hawks will go into the All-Star break on the back of a loss.Advertisement That’s all the action from today, visit this space tomorrow for more of the same! Advertisementlast_img read more

Drug and drink drivers nabbed over long weekend

first_imgLocal police were working long after the final football siren sounded removing drink and drug drivers from the roads as…[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. By Kyra Gillespie last_img

Connacht Rugby to face Munster in a limited edition Green Lantern inspired jersey

first_imgREPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE***Life Style Sports Launch Limited Edition Connacht Green Lantern Jersey 24/11/2015Life Style Sports, official sponsor to Connacht Rugby, today launched a limited edition Connacht Green Lantern jersey that will be worn on Nov 28th against Munster. On hand to help launch the super hero inspired jersey were ConnachtÕs own heroes John Muldoon, Bundee Aki and Eoghan Masterson. The Green Lantern jersey is available in adult and kids sizes exclusively from Life Style Sports, in store and online at www.LifeStyleSports.iePictured (L-R) Bundee Aki, John Muldoon and Eoghan MastersonMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan The players of Connacht Rugby finally got their hands on the new and limited edition Green Lantern inspired rugby jersey, available exclusively from Life Style Sports, official sponsor of Connacht Rugby. Fans will be able to witness the Connacht rugby team channel their inner super heroes this weekend when they take to the pitch at Thomond Park to face Munster in their PRO12 fixture wearing the jersey for the very first time. Connacht captain John Muldoon added:“We were all really impressed when we saw the Green Lantern jersey from BLK. It’s something for our supporters to have some fun with it and I know there will be a lot of young fans out there who will be looking to get it on their Christmas list. As players, we’re pretty excited about wearing it at the weekend too.”The Connacht Green Lantern jersey is available exclusively to Life Style Sports, in store and online at www.LifeStyleSports.comprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Since going on pre-sale on November 18th, the super hero jersey has become the best-selling rugby jersey for pre-orders from Life Style Sports.The jersey is the result of a partnership between BLK, official kit supplier to Connacht Rugby, and DC Comics and is the fourth comic book hero inspired jersey from the manufacturer who recently launched Batman, Superman and Flash inspired jerseys for Ospreys, Melbourne Rebels and Queensland Reds.The jersey captures all the fine details from the new character comic suit. The armoured design was specially designed to replicate the contoured panels and tailored cut of the BLK pro jersey to give the players an all empowering jersey to wear into battle.With Christmas just around the corner, this limited edition Green Lantern Connacht jersey is the perfect gift for young Connacht fans wanting to become superheroes just like their Connacht idols.Commenting at the official launch of the jersey, Debbie Byrne, Marketing Director at Life Style Sports said:“We are very excited for the Connacht team to take to the pitch this weekend wearing the Green Lantern jersey for the very first time. These guys were always super heroes in our eyes and now they will really look the part in their Green Lantern themed jerseys.”Bruce Wood, Brand Manager at BLK Ireland said:“We’re extremely excited to see the Green Lantern come to life for Connacht Rugby. The symbol of the Green Lantern light represents the power and energy that comes from the will of the people which is fitting for the 5 proud counties of Connacht”last_img read more

Limerick Institute of Technology awards 57 Sports Scholarship

first_imgSports stars including Joe Canning and Jackie Tyrrell have previously received the scholarship from LIT, while current lecturers include Marcus Horan (formerly of Ireland and Munster) and Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny). Limerick Institute of Technology has awarded sports scholarships to 57 athletes from all over Ireland this academic year. LIT’s Sports Scholarship Programme has doubled in size over the last three years, and provides athletic support, focuses on individual welfare, and includes off-field mentoring and education support to its recipients.Supported by sponsors PMI, AIB and the Munster Council the LIT Sports Scholarships are set apart from others as they encourage young athletes to achieve greatness in their chosen sport, while providing a vast range of off-field supports.President of LIT, Prof Vincent Cunnane, described the scholarships as “the heart of what LIT is about – recognising our own while supporting people to be the best they can be.”“It is important to understand that these young people are part of an institution which recognises them as a member of this community.  That means valuing them in a balanced way.  Its about what happens off the field and off the track as much as on it.  It is about the whole person and putting the circumstances in place to allow them to unlock as much of their potential as possible,” he said.“In addition to financial aid, we have a number of athlete support measures built into our programme to do this.  These range from off-field mentoring to education support, sports psychology, and advice on managing issues like social media.”Congratulating the scholarship recipients Prof Cunnane added, “You’re living the dream, representing your team, your college, your county, in some cases your country, excelling at what you do. Your talent, your striving is being recognised and supported. Here at LIT we think it is important to support you and to recognise your excellence.”During the scholarship presentation ceremony at Thomond Park last week, Prof Cunnane also presented LIT graduate and the college’s former Rugby Officer – World Rugby Referee of the Year 2017, Joy Neville with the LIT Outstanding Achievement Award.“Joy will always be “one of our own”, one of our LIT community, of whom we are immensely proud. The list of your achievements is hugely impressive, but it is your commitment, determination to strive to be the best you can be, breaking down barriers and becoming a role model not only for our scholarship recipients here today, but to sports’ women and men all over Ireland that makes you outstanding,” he told the International Rugby Referee.LIT’s Sports Scholarship programme is now open for applications at lit.ie/sport .The Recipients areAIB                Christina Desmond               BoxingAIB                Peter Casey                             HurlingAIB                Oisin Kelly                              HurlingAIB                Peter Duggan                         HurlingAIB                Kevin Fitzgerald                    SoccerAIB                Christopher Sibanda            AthleticsAIB                Eoin Heavin                           SoccerAIB                Jordan Kelly                           SoccerAIB                Aran Hehir                            RugbyAIB                Eoin Bergin                           RugbyAIB                Robert Byrnes                      HurlingAIB                Paddy Delaney                     HurlingAIB                Luke Fitzgerald                    RugbyLIT                Nadine Rice                           BasketballLIT                Diarmaid Byrnes                  HurlingLIT                Shauna Ryan                         Ladies FootballLIT                Krystian Burchardt              BasketballLIT                Denise Moloney                   GymnasticsLIT                Gemma Dunican                  RugbyLIT                Rian Doody                           HurlingLIT                Sarah Carey                           CamogieLIT                Caoimhe Bourke                  CamogieLIT                Aoife Coughlan                     CamogieLIT                Cian Swaine                          FootballLIT                Megan O Mara                     Ladies FootballLIT                Shayleen McDonagh           Ladies FootballLIT                Niamh Barton                      RowingLIT                Chloe Houston                     SoccerLIT                Deborah Murphy                 CamogieLIT                Luke Moylan                         RugbyLIT                Cillian Dunne                       IWALIT                Laura O Neill                       CamogieLIT                Dylan Guiry                         FootballLIT                Kelvin Browne                     RugbyLIT                Brian Fanning                     FootballLIT                Pa Ryan                                RugbyLIT                Conor Ivors                          BoxingLIT                Adam Byrne                        FootballLIT                Keeley Lenihan                   CamogieLIT                Jenny Grace                        CamogiePMI                Matt St Amour                  BasketballPMI                Liz Falcigno                       BasketballPMI                Willie Connors                   HurlingPMI                David Reidy                        HurlingPMI                Kieran Bennett                  HurlingPMI                Ben Banaghan                   SoccerPMI                Katie Hennessey               CamogiePMI                Mark Kavanagh                HurlingPMI                Eric Killeen                        HurlingMunster Council   Ian Murray               HurlingMunster Council   Sean Ryan                HurlingMunster Council   Sinead Meagher      CamogieMunster Council   Darren Moran         HurlingMunster Council   Maeve Coffey          CamogieMunster Council   Sean Canty              FootballMunster Council   Conor O Grady      HurlingMunster Council   Jack O Dea             Adminprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

West Ham reject £8.9m bid from Fiorentina for midfielder

first_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 REVEALED BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won SORRY Pedro Obiang has been in and out of West Ham’s starting XI this term Thus, selling Obiang without a replacement lined up would leave the club short in midfield.West Ham are just one point off a Europa League place after enjoying a successful Christmas period.They face a trip to Bournemouth this Saturday, before a trip to AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup fourth round next weekend. RANKED Latest Football News Mark Noble, left, and Declan Rice have kept Obiang out of the Hammers team 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update center_img Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos latest Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade scrap Obiang has made 105 appearance since joining West Ham for £4.3m from Sampdoria in 2015.Sky Sports claim the Hammers would only consider selling the 26-year-old if they can find a replacement.Obiang is a back-up option for Manuel Pellegrini to cover first-choice midfield pairing Noble and Rice.Carlos Sanchez is ruled out for the season with a knee injury, while an ankle problem has limited former Arsenal man Jack Wilshere to just five minutes of football since September. 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion West Ham have rejected a £8.9m bid from Fiorentina for Pedro Obiang, according to reports.The Spanish-born midfielder’s playing time has been restricted due to the form of Mark Noble and Declan Rice this season. revealed gameday cracker last_img read more

Rewind: Kharisma McIlwaine Catches Up With The Cast Of “Think Like A Man Too” In Philly

first_imgKharisma McIlwaine & Meghan Good(Courtesy of Kharisma McIlwaine) What do you get when you combine a diverse group of friends, bachelor/ bachelorette parties, and Vegas? The answer: insanity and non-stop laughs. Will Packer and Tim Story team up again with “Think Like A Man Too”, the film sequel to Steve Harvey’s best selling book, Act Like A Lady Think Man. The dynamic group of actors from the original cast are back for the sequel with even more relationship hurdles and adventures. Stars of “Think Like A Man Too”, Meagan Good and Michael Ealy, made their way to Philadelphia to promote their film. They gave me the inside scoop on just what it was like to be a part of “Think Like A Man Too”. Meagan plays Maya, the “90 Day Rule Girl” In the sequel, she has successfully managed to capture the heart of “The Player” Zeke, played by Romany Malco. The chemistry is undeniable with every member of the cast. One scene in particular was a full on debacle, and had me in stitches! Megan shared what it was like managing some level of order while working with a cast with such huge personalities. “Part of it was choreographed, the other part was like, get in where you fit in. Do whatever comes natural, and try not to hurt yourselves” (said with a laugh). Michael Ealy, who plays Dominic “The Dreamer”, shared Meagan’s sentiment about working with a star studded cast, which includes Philly’s own Kevin Hart. “Kevin’s kind of comedy…well he’s just so charming. Kevin can talk about his infidelity in such a way that you laugh. Now when you discuss infidelity, there are a lot of women who don’t find it funny at all!  Somehow, Kevin does it in a way that he’s not running from it, and it’s funny and charming. You just go with it. He’s a lovable guy in that way. I find that working with Kev at his level, he’s operating at a ten. If there’s no one there to ground him, i.e. myself…I don’t know what that looks like…but it seems that might be kind of a train wreck! I feel like, comedy has to be balanced. That’s how someone in comedy is able to shine, if you have that gravitas… that person that is grounding the scene… that makes it real.” Hopefully we can get the whole cast back for a trilogy, but in the meantime, Please treat yourself and go to see “Think Like A Man Too” in theaters nationwide. Hurry before it’s gone!last_img read more