Johnson ties course record at ShopRite LPGA

first_imgGALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Jennifer Johnson matched the course record with a 9-under 62 on Friday to take the first-round lead in the ShopRite LPGA Classic. The 22-year-old Johnson, the winner last year in Mobile, Alabama, had 10 birdies – five straight on Nos. 9-13 – and a bogey on the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club. ”I’ve been playing well the past few weeks, so I felt pretty good about my game,” Johnson said. ”If you just let it happen and just let a good round come together, normally it does.” Haru Nomura had a bogey-free 63, and Christina Kim opened with a 64. Top-ranked Inbee Park and Na Yeon Choi shot 66 in the morning session. But they’re all chasing Johnson, who matched the record set by Laura Davies and Jimin Kang in 2005. Johnson had a shot a 63 on the course two years ago. ”On 17, that’s when I was 8 under and I was trying to beat my 63,” Johnson said. ”So then I started getting a little nervous because my goal was to get to 10 under, but I only got to 9. But when you shoot something that you’ve never shot before, nerves are going to happen.” Nomura had eight birdies in her career-low round. ”All in all, my putting was on, my shot was really good and the conditions were great,” Nomura said. ”So everything was perfect today.” Kim finished with seven birdies, including a 35-foot putt on 11 that she called ”one of the longest putts I’ve made since the 90s.” Park, winless this season, had five birdies a week after missing the cut in Alabama to end her streak at 22 events. Focusing on not letting her shoulder dip down too much, which she said caused her putts to veer to the left last week, Park drained a 15-foot birdie putt on the first hole. For Park, ranked No. 1 for 59 straight weeks, that was all she needed to get back on track. ”I was a little bit worried before I teed off today because of last week’s finish,” Park said. ”But after I birdied the first hole, that really gave me a lot of confidence going into the rest of the 17 holes.” Choi closed her round with an eagle on the par-5 ninth. She said she felt ”good vibes” all day after watching Rory McIlroy shoot a 9-under 63 at the Memorial Tournament on Thursday. Choi’s swing coach, Robin Symes, and caddie, David Jones, are both friendly with McIlroy, which has turned Choi into a big fan of the PGA Tour star. ”I’ve heard a lot of good stories about him,” Choi said. ”I’ve never met him but it feels like we are good friends with each other. And hopefully one day I will see him and meet him.” Second-ranked Stacy Lewis and Michelle Wie shot 67, and 17-year-old Lydia Ko was another stroke back. Wie, who has seven top-10 finishes in 10 events this year, finished with five birdies but was disappointed that only one of them came on a par 5. ”Going into this golf course, I always want to take advantage of the par-5s on the front nine, but I didn’t quite do that today,” Wie said. ”I think I did well on the par-4s and par-3s today. And tomorrow I’ve just got to keep doing the same and try to take advantage of the par-5s.” Hall of Famer Karrie Webb, the winner last year, opened with a 69.last_img read more

PFIs: Do your paperwork

first_imgSubscribe 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 To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN 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 Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

Leicester City send Lee Congerton for player – Meeting with coach…

first_imgFotospor report Leicester City scout Lee Congerton monitored Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir as the club beat Fenerbahce 2-1 at the weekend. Cakir made eight saves during his side’s victory and Fotospor report his performance impressed the Leicester City official.It’s claimed Congerton met with Trabzonspor assistant manager Eddie Newton after the game, and the former Chelsea man reportedly said Cakir is one of the best goalkeepers he’s ever seen for his age.Newton also said that Cakir has been impressing him and he compares him with Chelsea great Petr Cech, whom he worked with at Stamford Bridge.Fotospor also add Leicester will continue to monitor Cakir’s performances until the end of the season and could make a bid for the 23 year old next summer.Brendan Rodgers currently has Kasper Schmeichel as his first-choice, but the Foxes could bring in a keeper who could compete with the Dane for the No.1 spot.Cakir signed a new deal with Trabzonspor towards the end of last season and is under contract with the Super Lig club until June 2024.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoCosmoHealthyMagTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoHealthyMagUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadgetUndolast_img read more

Galway United 2 Dundalk 1

first_imgCommentary from Mike Rafferty and Derek Rogers Gary Shanahan and Vinny Faherty celebrating Shanahan’s winner against Dundalk. Photo – Sean’s Sport Photo – www.sportsphoto.ieprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway United in a huddle before the Dundalk Game at Eamon Deacy Park. Photo: Sean Ryan sportsphoto.ie Presented by Gerry MurphyAudio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/GALWAY+UNITED+V+DUNDALK+.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Another chance to hear the Commentary of Galway United’s first league win of the season over Dundalk.last_img read more

Internet of Things: Security Device Access Rights with Identity Management

first_imgThe ability to be able to control identity and access rights is a critical component for ensuring the security of devices communicating within the Internet of Things.  But Gartner says that today’s identify and access rights management (IAM) tools are inadequate for handling the scale and complexity of identity management that the IoT will bring.  Within an IoT framework, identity management will expand to include not only people, but also systems and the things that people own, share and use.Earl Perkins, research vice president at Gartner, said that “identity and access management leaders must reconsider how traditional approaches to cybersecurity and identity and access management work in a world where devices and services are so abundant, in so many different forms and positioned at so many different points within the IT ecosystem… ”Ant Allan, research VP at Gartner, said that “the Identity of Things (IDoT) requires a new taxonomy for the participants in IAM systems.  People, software that makes up systems, applications and services, and devices will all be defined as entities and all entities will have the same requirements to interact.”Earl added that “existing identity data and policy planning give IAM leaders and technology service providers (TSPs) a narrow view of entities leading to a static approach that does not consider the dynamic relationships between them. However, the concept of dynamic relationships is vital to the success of future IAM solutions. In fact, the concept of the relationship will become as important as the concept of identity is for IAM in the IDoT. It allows the IDoT to exist and become part of new responsibilities for IAM in the enterprise.”last_img read more

Tata Consultancy Services to open Rs 1,200 crore IT campus in Nagpur

first_imgTata Consultancy Services (TCS), the information technology (IT) services arm of the Tata Group, is setting up a large software development campus in Nagpur that will have a capacity to accommodate over 16,000 IT professionals.This new campus is being set up at an investment of more than Rs 1,200 crore. In the first phase, TCS is investing Rs 600 crore, the company said.The state-of-the-art campus will be located on a 54-acre land in the Mihan SEZ on the outskirts of Nagpur near the airport. All the facilities in this campus would be built with a strong environment-friendly design, TCS said.Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday laid the foundation stone for Phase-I of the campus.The campus will be built in two phases with Phase-I containing 8,200 seats for IT services and BPO services. Phase-II will be of the similar size.Built with locally sourced materials and an eye on sustainability, the campus will encompass water conservation and energy saving features and will be a zero-discharge facility.”Nagpur has the potential to become the next big hub for knowledge-based industries like IT and engineering with its strong ecosystem of universities, talented people and infrastructure,” said N. Chandrasekaran, chief executive officer (CEO) & managing director (MD), TCS. “After Mumbai and Pune where we employ over 40,000 people, we are delighted to be part of the IT revolution in Nagpur,” he said.Chandrasekaran said the growing presence of TCS in Maharashtra is of strategic importance and is part of the firm’s overall business growth plan. TCS would remain committed to working in close collaboration with all stakeholders in Maharashtra to help develop local talent and provide customers with world-class IT solutions from Nagpur, he said.advertisementApart from world-class offices, the campus will have customer collaboration centres, cafeterias, gymnasiums and outdoor sports facilities.last_img read more

4 Key Issues Surrounding Climate Policies, Carbon Markets, and Competitiveness

first_imgEven in the absence of an international framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, several countries, states, and provinces are developing and implementing climate policies. A growing number of these policies include market-based programs, some of which aim to link to each other through regional and global carbon markets. Countries like the United States can learn a lot from the economic and political experiences of these climate policy “first movers.”Earlier this week, I sat on a panel at Carbon Forum North America entitled “International Trade and Carbon: It’s a Competitive World.” At this session, we considered current issues and concerns involved with implementing climate policies, especially how pricing carbon pollution can impact economic competitiveness.4 Key Issues that Came Up During Our Discussion:Carbon markets are on the rise. According to Jeff Hopkins, a fellow panelist and principal adviser for international energy and climate policy at Rio Tinto, by 2014, roughly 25 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions will be covered under market-based emissions-reduction programs. Hopkins also estimates that by 2014, 75 percent of emissions from Rio Tinto’s operations will occur in jurisdictions that have enacted market-based emissions-reduction policies.Competitive risks can be avoided. One common issue that policymakers have long wrestled with is the concern that carbon pricing will create competitive risk to manufacturers and other industries if competitors in other countries do not face comparable costs. Potentially vulnerable sectors include energy-intensive manufacturers of heavily traded goods, such as iron and steel, aluminum, cement, basic chemicals, paper, and glass. To deal with this concern, climate policy “first-movers” have almost universally decided to give free pollution permits to these vulnerable sectors. For example, companies that manufacture energy-intensive goods and are subject to carbon costs in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, California, and Quebec are also eligible for free pollution allowances and other government-provided compensation to shield them from competitive risk.The United States can learn from other countries’ climate policies. When U.S. policymakers return to debating climate change and begin to weigh policy options, the competitiveness issue will likely resurface as a central challenge. Manufacturing has always been a key part of the U.S. economy, and America will remain a consumer culture for the foreseeable future. American politicians should know that climate policies do not need to result in a trade imbalance that favors foreign manufacturers. In fact, we have learned from other country experiences that competitive risk can be handled through initiatives that, while admittedly complex, are entirely manageable.Patchwork policies pose challenges for global trade. While options are available to help climate policy “first movers” address competitiveness concerns, these solutions inevitably come with complications. Perhaps the biggest lingering question is the extent to which countries may legally enact domestic policies that infringe on international trade. Certainly, any explicit attempts by policymakers to improve the competitive position of their own industries could risk running afoul of global trade agreements. While environmental exceptions may apply to global trade agreements, such provisions have not yet been tested in a climate policy context.As fellow panelist Nigel Purvis of Climate Advisers noted, the most prominent trade dispute that’s emerged in this global patchwork of climate policies does not involve goods, but services. As of January 1, 2012, all flights in and out of the European Union are required to pay fees to account for the carbon pollution associated with each flight. Though some critics have argued that the European law would create competitive market distortions, Purvis noted that this outcome is very unlikely, given how carefully the law was crafted so as to avoid discrimination or favoritism of one company over another. Panelists agreed that this is an important case to watch. How the current dispute is resolved will set an important precedent, with implications for future international climate agreements, some of which could have substantive implications for global trade and competitiveness.The Future of Climate Policy and Carbon MarketsWe are moving into an increasingly carbon-constrained world. Preventing climate change’s worst impacts will require global action—both in the form of an international climate agreement and through national, regional, and state policies to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon markets and carbon prices are becoming important parts of these policies. As we’re already seeing in places like the EU, Australia, and California, there are ways to mitigate competitive risks posed by carbon pricing. It will undeniably take commitment and creative thinking—but the world can’t afford to let abstract fears of economic implications hinder global climate change action.last_img read more

‘Man Utd treble winners better than Pep’s Man City’

first_imgManchester United Man Utd treble winners better than Guardiola’s Man City – Keown Goal 18:45 3/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Manchester United 1999 Getty Images Manchester United Premier League Manchester City v Chelsea Crystal Palace v Manchester United Manchester City The ex-England international believes that the Red Devils always had “something special” about them to get out of trouble Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United side of 1999 is superior to the Manchester City team running away with the Premier League title this season, according to ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown.United famously scooped the treble in 1998-99, snatching the Champions League trophy from Bayern Munich by scoring twice in the dying stages of the Camp Nou showpiece.Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s men have been the dominant force in England this term, already sealing the Carabao Cup and boasting a formidable 16-point advantage in the league that could make them the earliest Premier League title winners ever. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Despite City’s form, which has been all the more impressive given the style they have played, Keown believes that United’s classic vintage is better.“Manchester City are on their way to being a dominant force but Manchester United’s 1999 treble-winners would beat them,” Keown argued to the Daily Mail.“I was part of the Arsenal side who finished a point behind United that year. That Gunners team was one of the best I played in, but United beat us in an FA Cup semi-final replay despite being reduced to 10 men, thanks to a moment of magic from Ryan Giggs.“United always had one player who would do something special to dig out unexpected results.”Where United were so strong was with four strikers all competing to be top dog. Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke would run the legs off you, then Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would come off the bench with a point to prove. And their finest hour in the Champions League final was delivered by those two substitutes.”Peter Schmeichel was one of the Premier League’s finest keepers. He was such a daunting figure for strikers. The years he spent at the top should be a blueprint for Ederson at Manchester City.”Keown would not, however, discount the possibility of Guardiola’s side going on to dominate for years to come but feels they would lack the experience to trouble Ferguson’s men.“City can be as dominant as the great Liverpool and United sides but winning trophies gives teams an extra layer of armour. That is what City would discover if they faced Sir Alex Ferguson’s treble winners today,” he argued.City remain on course for a treble, although they were shockingly knocked out of the FA Cup by Wigan at the fifth-round stage.Having thrashed Basel 4-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 match, Guardiola’s men are expected to cruise into the quarter-final following Wednesday’s second leg at the Etihad Stadium. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

WATCH: TFC downed by Zardes and the Crew

first_imgMLS VIDEO: Zardes and the Crew run past Toronto to open MLS season Goal 05:54 4/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Michael Bradley Gyasi Zardes Toronto FC Columbus Crew MLS John E. Sokolowski MLS Toronto v Columbus Crew Toronto Columbus Crew Videos The former LA Galaxy forward scored on his debut for Columbus, helping his side past the defending champions in the 2018 league opener The 2018 MLS season got off to a flying start, with the defending MLS Cup champion, and Goal’s unanimous pick for the 2018 Supporters’ Shield, beaten 2-0 at home by the Columbus Crew. For the Crew the win was a bit of revenge against the club that knocked them out of the 2017 MLS Cup playoffs in the Eastern Conference finals. In that two-legged tie the Crew failed to find a way past Toronto’s defense and eventually lost out 1-0.  Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp In Saturday’s match, the opener for the 23rd season of MLS, the Crew broke the deadlock just before the break. Federico Higuain scored the first goal of the season in the league, catching a cross on the half-volley and powering it past Alex Bono. Columbus came out of the break still on the front foot, and just after the restart the Crew got a goal from new-signing Zardes. Pedro Santos played a splitting ball and the pace of the former LA Galaxy forward was more than Toronto’s defense could deal with. The 26-year-old raced onto the through-ball and took it on first time inside the near post, doubling the visiting side’s lead. The first goal of the MLS season that has @ColumbusCrewSC in front. #TORvCLB pic.twitter.com/yFFlDJkNGF— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 3, 2018Startin’ the 2nd half strong. @gyasinho puts the visitors up 2-0. #TORvCLBThat ball from @Pedro32santos tho… pic.twitter.com/EJ96a4063L— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 3, 2018Toronto had chances to get back into the match, with Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore both coming close, but the Crew stayed strong and held on for an impressive victory to open the season.last_img read more

Mexicans Abroad: Moreno’s goal earns plaudits

first_imgMexico Mexicans Abroad Minute: Moreno goal earns plaudits, mixed bag for PorTri Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon 06:06 9/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Hector Moreno Mexico Adam Nurkiewicz Mexico World Cup The center back is getting back in good form as El Tri’s March friendly matches approach, while it was a bittersweet week for Porto’s Mexican legion Hector Moreno earned real-life and virtual recognition this week.The Mexico center back scored his debut goal for Real Sociedad and turned in a quality defensive performance against Alaves to earn a spot in EA Sports’ FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Week. Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio will be happier to see Moreno on the actual field, considering the left-footed player had suffered an injury that had his status in doubt for Mexico’s friendly matches later this month. Now, it appears Moreno will be ready to give his best in the last games ahead of World Cup camp convening.Porto exited the UEFA Champions League this week with Diego Reyes starting at center back and Jesus “Tecatito” Corona also in the starting lineup at Liverpool. A scoreless draw at Anfield was a much better result than the 5-0 thumping the Dragons took in the round of 16 first leg. While the midweek news was sour, Hector Herrera joined Reyes and Corona on the field earlier in the week for a rivalry win against Sporting. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Frankfurt has been a bright spot for Mexicans Abroad, but this week the spotlight dimmed. Carlos Salcedo wasn’t in Niko Kovac’s squad in a 1-0 win over Hannover. Marco Fabian, back from the injury that has kept him off the field most of the season, was in the 18 but didn’t get off the bench in the victory.Click above for a one-minute recap of how Mexicans playing in Europe performed during the week as El Tri’s friendly matches against Iceland and Croatia draw closer.last_img read more