Woods sets Presidents Cup record, Americans make their move

first_img 8 months ago Late fightback keeps Tiger Woods’ US in hunt at Presidents Cup COMMENT LIVE TV 8 months ago Woods sits as International expands Presidents Cup lead WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News First Published: 15th December, 2019 11:10 IST FOLLOW UScenter_img WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO US Tiger Woods set the Presidents Cup record for most victories and set the tone for his U.S. team Sunday at Royal Melbourne. Woods seized control around the turn against Abraham Ancer and won, 3 and 2, in the first of 12 singles matches. The Americans need to win singles for the first time in 10 years to overcome a two-point deficit against the International team.Woods went 3-0 for the week as the first playing captain since Hale Irwin at the inaugural Presidents Cup in 1994. His singles victory was his 27th in nine appearances, breaking the record Phil Mickelson had set in 12 events. The idea was to get American red on the board quickly, and Woods did his part. The rest of the team was following the script, building early leads in five other matches. The Internationals were trying to win for the second time. Their only other victory was at Royal Melbourne in 1998.Ancer, one of seven rookies on the International team, three times answered when Woods the lead. Woods, however, took over with a par on No. 9 and a birdie on the 10th. Ancer was still only 1 down through 13 holes when he three-putted from long range for bogey on the 14th. Woods closed him out with a 20-foot birdie on the 16th hole, turning to remove his cap and shake hands with Ancer before the ball dropped into the cup. Written By 8 months ago Did Khloe Kardashian shade Jordyn Woods over her lie detector revelation? Details inside Last Updated: 15th December, 2019 11:10 IST Woods Sets Presidents Cup Record, Americans Make Their Move Tiger Woods set the Presidents Cup record for most victories and set the tone for his U.S. team Sunday at Royal Melbourne. Woods seized control around the turn against Abraham Ancer and won, 3 and 2, in the first of 12 singles matches.last_img read more

L.A. Sports Equinox: Dodgers, Rams, Clippers, Kings, Galaxy host games

first_imgThe Los Angeles Kings defeat New York Rangers 4-3 to end its six-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Clippers defeat the Washington Wizards. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season The Los Angeles Rams remain undefeated after holding off the Green Bay Packers 29-27. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco What is the Los Angeles Sports Equinox?A sports equinox is the rare occasion in which a city has a team in each of the five major professional sports leagues hosting a game in that city on the same day.The following teams will play home games in Los Angeles today: Kings, Clippers, Ducks, Rams, Galaxy and Dodgers. The Los Angeles Dodgers lose the World Series to the Boston Red Sox. Related Articles The Houston Dynamo deny the LA Galaxy of a postseason appearance. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Liberian Sculptor Dies at 66

first_imgSteven Samukai, the renowned Liberian sculptor, barely made it into the New Year—succumbing to the cold hands of death on January 3, following a period of illness. He was 66.The deceased was taken to ELWA Hospital in Paynesville to seek medical attention when he passed away. The late Samukai was born in Foya Statutory District, Lofa County, but spent most of his life in Clay Ashland, Montserrado County.Prior to his death Samukai had advocated for Liberians to see the need to preserve Liberia’s cultures, especially the wearing of traditional Liberian cloth.He also underscored the need for parents to teach their children the names of traditional musical instruments and how to play them as a means of knowing their cultural identities.In one Daily Observer interview, Samukai described traditional musical instruments as symbols of true Liberian heritage. He regretted that many Liberian children do not know the names of traditional Liberian musical instruments because their parents failed to teach them about their cultural heritage.The sculptor said he developed a passion for carving when he received training from Liberia’s famous sculptor, R. Vanjah Richards, a son of Clay Ashland, who was killed by government soldiers during the country’s civil crisis.Samukai is survived by his wife, Albertine James, five children: Vivian, Amelia, Dee, Kekeh and Samukai Junior and scores of relatives, including Defence Minister Brownie J. Samukai and Edward Samukai. The dedication ceremony was graced by many community residents most of whom were seeing a new market building in their community for the first time.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Teaching the whole child

first_imgEAST WHITTIER – When Scott Avenue Elementary School teacher Margaret Fitzsimons reflects back on her career, it’s the little moments that stand out in her mind: a brief comment from a child in class, meaningful contact with a parent, or much-needed advice from a seasoned colleague. “When I think back on all the children I’ve come in contact with over the years and how much I’ve learned from those I’ve worked with, it’s amazing,” said Fitzsimons, 47, a first-grade teacher who has worked at Scott Avenue for 19 years. “You just learn so much from everyone.” But her co-workers and bosses say Fitzsimons is the one who brings the most to her job – from making sure her students feel valued in the classroom to serving as a master teacher at her school for beginning teachers. That’s why Fitzsimons was named the 2006-07 Teacher of the Year for the East Whittier City School District, officials said. “She’s really calm and positive and flexible when faced with the daily challenges of teaching,” said Scott Avenue Principal Joan Weiss. “What’s really special about her is that she has the ability to reach the whole child, to build self-esteem as well as academics,” Weiss added. “Her classroom has a community environment, where everyone is valued for his or her own unique self.” Fitzsimons was born in England and raised in Southern California. She earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Fayetteville University in North Carolina and a master’s degree in early childhood education from the University of South Carolina. “I was so surprised and really kind of humbled by it when they called me,” Fitzsimons said of the Teacher of the Year honor. “I didn’t expect it, but of course, I’m very excited about it.” Fitzsimons is also a kindergarten mentor teacher for the district and a provider for the state’s Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment program at Scott Avenue. “I’ve always thought that teaching was a calling or a craft,” she said. “And if I gain more experience as a teacher, I almost feel obligated to share what I know.” Fitzsimons also serves as a mentor to local high school students who are considering education professions. “I appreciate being able to show them what the job is really like – it’s about letting the children’s performance guide the instruction,” she said. “And to make sure \ are understanding or have the foundation for future knowledge.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051160Want 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

Will Startups.com Suffer from Quantity over Quality?

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#startups Earlier today we posted about Answers.com’s rise as a revenue and page-view generator. Through user-generated Q&A posted to WikiAnswers, the company is crowdsourcing heaps of daily content, ranking high in search across a variety of subjects, subsequently seeing steady traffic and, finally, cashing in via Google ads. It’s a simple business model, but from a user standpoint there remains one question: Are we seeing quality solutions? KillerStartups hopes to ensure that entrepreneurs get quality solutions. The company launched Startups.com as a WikiAnswers-style Q&A site specific to business.According to TechCrunch, Startups.com is built on StackOverflow’s Stack Exchange and offers basic Q&A, tagging, badges for prolific experts and community voting on solutions. Users can enter questions via the site, email or through Twitter by using the tag @askstartups.When it comes to finding out information about salaries and SEO strategy, WikiAnswers might help, or it might just open the door to a good old fashioned rant. The hope is that instead of wasting time digging through spam and fodder, that Startups.com will offer entrepreneurs the answers they need to focus on their businesses. Nevertheless, with a system that moderates in exactly the same way as WikiAnswers it’s too early to tell if this community’s quality users can keep spammers and sub-par experts at bay. And if quantity really is the name of the game, then does KillerStartups really want to?For more information visit Startups.com or checkout KillerStartups for the company’s own description of the service. dana oshirocenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Eminent economist and former West Bengal Finance Minister Ashok Mitra dead

first_imgNoted scholar and the first Finance Minister in the Left Front government in West Bengal Ashok Mitra passed away in a private hospital in Kolkata on Tuesday morning. He was 90.Mitra was suffering for a long time and was admitted to the hospital in April.Besides serving the State Government, he also worked with the Central Government as the Chief Economic Adviser and was a member of Rajya Sabha.Also Read Ashok Mitra: The end of multiple eras  A teacher of Economics, who taught in UN Economic Commission, Mitra was also associated with World Bank for many years. He also edited a Bengali magazine till his last days. Mitra was the first Finance Minister in the Left Front government after it came to power in Bengal in 1977 but resigned later following his differences with the Chief Minister Jyoti Basu.One of Bengal’s most prolific columnists, he was known for his deep and critical analysis of society and its politics.He criticized CPI(M) led government’s land acquisition policy during the Nandigram-Singur agitation about a decade back and had warned the Left for annoying its traditional vote place, the peasants.A lifelong Communist, Mitra, during one of his last interviews to The Hindu, said, “death is a great equalizer which finally erases the differences between the rich and the poor.”Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who was often criticized by Mitra, offered her condolence.“Saddened at the passing away of noted economist, former Finance Minister of Bengal and former Rajya Sabha MP, Dr Ashok Mitra. He had a long career with the World Bank, IIM Calcutta and as Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India. Condolences to his family & well wishers,” Ms Banerjee tweeted.  Mitra authored many books of which a few, penned decades ago, continue to be in the best seller list.last_img read more

a month agoSheffield Utd manager Chris Wilder: A ridiculous win

first_imgSheffield Utd manager Chris Wilder: A ridiculous winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United won away for the first time on their return to the Premier League at Everton.A Yerry Mina own goal and a late Lys Mousset strike condemned Everton to defeat at Goodison Park.Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder said afterwards: “We’re delighted. It was just a ridiculous game. That’s possibly the worst we’ve played all season. We didn’t play anything like our best today but managed to win the game.”Everton put a lot of balls in our box, which opened us up a bit in the first half. Out of possession we were really good. The goalkeeper and our three defenders did really well. I think they had a million corners today.”We rode our luck a little bit – we certainly didn’t have any last week. Everybody says that to stay in the Premier League, your home form has to be spot on. We’ve reversed that thought process.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoLiverpool boss Klopp hails Milner as ‘man on fire’

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp hails Milner as ‘man on fire’by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hailed James Milner as a “man on fire”.The 33-year-old scored the opener in Wednesday’s 2-1 Carabao Cup win over MK Dons.”This man is on fire, that’s how it is,” said the Reds boss. “He helps a lot and he is a real model for the young players.”If he could play every day, Millie would be like this every day, so that is brilliant.”We could have done better in that final period but we started well as a team but then we got a bit stiff.”We had to force the goal and then you saw Millie (score). The team lacked rhythm and experience and the player with the most rhythm and experience was the best player on the pitch. It was pretty obvious.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Imperial Oil reports 853M Q4 profit boosted by downstream operations

first_imgImperial says its upstream operations lost $310 million in the fourth quarter, compared to a loss of $481 million in the same period of 2017.Meanwhile, the company’s downstream operations earned $1.14 billion in the quarter, up from $290 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, boosted by stronger margins the absence of turnaround activities in the quarter.For the full year, Imperial says it earned $2.31 billion or $2.86 per diluted share in 2018, up from $490 million or 58 cents per share in 2017. CALGARY, A.B. – Imperial Oil Ltd. reported a profit of $853 million in the fourth quarter compared with a loss of $137 million in the same quarter a year earlier.Imperial says the profit amounted to $1.08 per diluted share for the last three months of 2018 compared with a loss of 16 cents per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2017, which included $566 million of upstream asset impairments.Revenue and other income for the quarter totalled $7.89 billion, down from $8.08 billion in the last three months of 2017.last_img read more

Producer of antiIslam film performs pilgrimage to Mecca

first_imgTafraout- Newly-converted Arnoud van Doorn, a former anti-Islam film producer and a member of the Dutch right-wing Freedom Party, performed a pilgrimage to Mecca this year. Upon embracing Islam, Arnoud indicated that he intends to produce a film in order to defend Islam and the prophet Mohamed.Arnoud has stated that he experienced a number of enjoyable, spiritual, and uplifting moments during his recent pilgrimage to Mecca. He also reportedly shed some tears of repentance and glee, according to Okaz outlets. “Islam has filled the emotional void I have long desperately felt. I missed many things before I converted to Islam,” Arnoud was quoted by Okaz as saying. “My previous life was futile and aimless.”” Now with Islam, many things have changed in my life,” he added. Arnoud decided to perform the pilgrimage to seek repentance and implore Allah for forgiveness and absolution , reported the Yahoo news website.During his previous visit to the Holy Land, he performed “Oumra” and acquainted himself more closely with the rituals of Islam. “I find tranquility inside my heart when I am near the Prophet Mohamed’s tomb,” he said.Since he embraced Islam, he has been curious to read and learn a great deal about Islam, the religion of peace.Despite the fact that Arnoud’s political party was infamous for attempting to tarnish the image of Islam and Muslims, the new convert has surprised many by his relentless new dedication to supporting the religion.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more