Tiger Woods Elected to World Golf Hall of Fame

first_imgGolf legend and Palm Beach County resident Tiger Woods is about to receive the sport’s biggest honor.A selection committee elected him Wednesday to the World Golf Hall of Fame.Woods will be part of the 2021 class that will be inducted next year at the home of the PGA Tour. The eligibility criteria was recently changed, lowering the minimum induction age to 45.Global icon. Game changer. Hall of Fame Inductee.It’s official. @TigerWoods will become a World Golf Hall of Fame Member in 2021. #GolfHOF2021 pic.twitter.com/btHA8QOXDp— Golf Hall of Fame (@GolfHallofFame) March 11, 2020 During his career, Woods has earned a record 82 PGA Tour victories.Additionally, his 15 victories in the majors are second only to fellow local resident Jack Nicklaus.last_img

Oceanport Puts Contentious Election in Rearview Mirror

first_imgKeeshenserved as the Monmouth Beach Fire Chief in 2009 and was the vice president ofthe fire company for eight years. He now works with a construction companybased in Long Branch. Wednesday he was named the chair of the public safety committee,as well as a member of the planning and development committee and the financeand administration committee. Beforehis successful reelection campaign, Coffey told The Two River Times that a lackof progress and growth for the town was at the root of his consideration tocall it quits following his four-year mayoral term. He cited difficultiesworking with specific members of the governing body, but said the addition ofWalker, Tvrdik and Keeshen will provide new perspectives that are much needed. “Fouryears ago I said Oceanport is a small town with big city problems. Each one ofthe issues we’ve conquered has been replaced by a new issue,” Coffey said,noting security concerns at Monmouth Park, social and economic impacts of fortdevelopment and how the new school referendum will effect students and taxes. “Whenthey asked me if I was interested in serving this role, I told them theyweren’t getting a guy in a suit,” Keeshen said to the approximately 150community members on hand. “But I will roll my sleeves up and I am lookingforward to getting things done with this group.” The Jan. 1 reorganization meeting introduced new blood to the governing body, as Mayor Jay Coffey, who won a second term in November, presided over the ceremonial swearing in of Meghan Walker and Tom Tvrdik, with whom he shared an Independent ticket. OCEANPORT– New Year’s Day marked a cleaning of the political slate for a borough thatendured a contentious election cycle. “Electionslike that aren’t fun,” Coffey said, recalling a combative campaign intensifiedby mudslinging between neighbors in both social media and the public arena.“But the good thing about a contested election is that it means you have achoice and choices are good. It means people are involved and care about theirfuture. It means people will express their opinions and it’s the people who getto decide which opinions carry weight. But we’re ready to put the election inthe rearview mirror and move forward.” “Lookat the makeup of our new council. You look at Billy (William Deerin), Ricky(Richard Gallo) and I, and we’re old men compared to Mike (O’Brien), Tom(Tvrdik), Bryan (Keeshen) and Meg (Walker),” Coffey said. “They representOceanport’s change. And they’re going to have to shepherd Oceanport through itsnext period of change.” Coffeyalso introduced Bryan Keeshen, who in December was approved to fill a one-yearunexpired term vacated by former council member and Republican mayoral hopefulRobert Proto. center_img “Hewas a police officer, a firefighter and is currently in construction, so he hasa wealth of knowledge that pertains to a lot of the obstacles we’re facing,”Coffey said. “You know what, those are great problems to have, because that means Oceanport is alive, it’s growing, it’s relevant. Oceanport is vibrant and changing. And change is constant and undeniable.” Fouryears later, the track is booming thanks in large part to the success of theMonmouth Park Sportsbook by William Hill. Additionally, Coffey said theborough’s fort acreage is “nearly all accounted” for in terms of developmentprojects, including property eyed by Jersey City University for a satellitecampus. And last month the board of education adopted a multimillion dollarfacilities plan that will transform Oceanport schools into modern, ADA-complianteducational centers. Coffeyrecapped the last four years in the borough, pointing to initial concerns abouteconomic solvency at Monmouth Park Racetrack, a lack of development on the approximately430 acres of Fort Monmouth property the borough assumed and community schoolsin desperate need of facility upgrades. Protoran on a Republican ticket with Joseph Irace and Steven Solan. Following thefinalization of general election results, Proto resigned his post, and Keeshen,alongside fellow registered Republicans James Murphy and Keith Salnick werenominated as possible replacements. Keeshen was ultimately selected by the boroughcouncil and Coffey said his expertise in law enforcement and public safety willbe valuable. Oceanport Mayor Jay Coffey addresses the public at the 2020 reorganization meeting.Photo by Chris Rotolo This article originally appeared in the Jan. 9, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Ohio’s Crop Progress — April 10th, 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There were 0.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 9, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. A very wet week has kept producers out of the fields. There was a lot of rain in the beginning of the week followed by some snow on Thursday. The week ended with a warm weekend which helped dry some fields. Wheat remained in good condition, despite ponding and delays in top dressing.Read the full report here.last_img

How Do I Know That Green Materials Are REALLY Green?

first_imgSo, you’re thumbing through a magazine and see an article for an innovative green building material. The author touts the environmental friendliness of the product, and the entire article is dotted with the word “green.” A visit to the product website shows you similar claims of a truly green product.But is it really? How can you be sure?You now have a good alternative to simply trusting the claims of the website. The ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), a subsidiary of the International Code Council (ICC), has launched a program to help you evaluate whether a product or material you are considering lives up to the claims made by the manufacturer.Sustainable Attributes Verification and Evaluation (SAVE) is a voluntary program that aims to independently verify sustainability through assessment of the product against current standards and guidelines, an inspection of the manufacturer’s production process, and product testing at recognized laboratories.The resulting “Verification of Attributes Report” (VAR) includes technically accurate product information and is especially useful to those seeking points through one of several voluntary compliance programs, such as the USGBC’s LEED for Homes, the ICC 700 or Southface’s EarthCraft. The VAR certification could even help earn points in local green-building programs.Check the SAVE program’s web-based directory for a list of products that have already been evaluated.last_img read more

AES: NHRC notice to Health Ministry, Bihar government over increasing deaths of children in Muzaffarpur

first_imgThe National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday sent notices to the Union Health Ministry and the government of Bihar over reports of increasing deaths of children due to encephalitis in Muzaffarpur, a senior official said. Nearly 100 children have died of suspected acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar, where doctors strike has paralysed the medical and health services. “The NHRC has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports about the rising number of deaths of children due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar in the past few days,” a senior official said. The Commission has issued notices to the secretary, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the Chief Secretary of Bihar, seeking a detailed report, including on the status of implementation of the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Japanese Encephalitis Virus/Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (NPPCJA) and other steps taken to deal with the painful situation, the NHRC said in a statement. “The Commission would also like to know about the status of the treatment being provided to the children, who are currently hospitalised, and the relief or rehabilitation provided by the State to the aggrieved families,” it said. The response is expected within four weeks, the NHRC said. The Commission has observed that despite reported measures taken by the government agencies, deaths of children in such a large number indicate towards a “possible flaw” in proper implementation of the vaccination and awareness programmes.last_img read more

UAAP Starting 5: Week 4

first_imgLa Salle had just one game this week and Mbala punished University of Santo Tomas with 29 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks.READ: La Salle bounces back, clobbers USTHis performance came after the Green Archers’ 98-87 loss to University of the Philippines.Forward: Thirdy Ravena (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor the longest time, Thirdy Ravena has lived under the shadow of older brother Kiefer.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Alejandro almost single-handedly carried the Bulldogs in Week 4.The wingman averaged 23.5 points this week as he tried to lift the Bulldogs in every conceivable offensive way against Ateneo and Far Eastern University.Guard: Matt Nieto (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Matt Nieto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMatt Nieto is no longer one-half of the Nieto twins, technically he is, but he’s now distinguished himself as man of his own.The third-year Eagle has shown why he’s an invaluable piece of the Ateneo puzzle that has now won its first six games.Nieto lit up against University of Santo Tomas and finished with a career-high 22 points, 12 of which came from long distance. He, then, followed it up with a decent 12-point outing against FEU.Honorable mentionsChibueze Ikeh (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Chi Ikeh. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBoy oh boy have the Blue Eagles dominated this season and big man Chibueze Ikeh featured spectacularly in one of their better wins.Ikeh had 18 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks in their 96-83 win over NU and not only did the 6-foot-8 center show his muscle underneath he also displayed a sweet stroke never before seen in his three-year career as he went 2-of-2 from deep. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Indians get AL-best 102nd victory, beat White Sox For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Center: Ben Mbala (La Salle Green Archers)Ben Mbala. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHere’s a question, is there a center right now in the league better than the reigning MVP?FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter representing Cameroon in the Fiba Afrobasket, Ben Mbala went back to business.And that business was dominating the competition in the UAAP.center_img MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Jordan Sta. Ana (UST Growling Tigers)Jordan Sta. Ana. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUST had the misfortune of facing the top two teams in the league, Ateneo and La Salle, in the same week and this led to its record plummeting to a sorry 0-6.Bright spots are hard to come by in the Growling Tigers season but wingman Jordan Sta. Ana tries to change that.Sta. Ana is not a shooter, and he knows it, with practically all of his points coming from drives and free throws and he averaged 17.5 points this week while putting his body on the line against the Blue Eagles and Green Archers’ frontlines. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But this season, Thirdy has come to his own as Ateneo’s leader.Thirdy isn’t the type of player to dominate opponents with scoring, but he does it in a variety of ways.In the two games Ateneo played this week, Thirdy averaged a double-double, 10 points and 10 rebounds a game while also putting up 4.5 assists per outing.Forward: Vince Tolentino (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Vince Tolentino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netVince Tolentino is not a scorer, but he proves his worth through his hustle plays.The forward has made a name for Ateneo as a player who’s willing to do the dirty work.Prior to facing NU, Tolentino averaged 6.4 points a game with most of his scoring options coming off drop passes from teammates and open layups.Then Tolentino showed his offensive wares against the Bulldogs, punishing Matt Salem with constant drives to the basket en route to a career-high 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting.Guard: J-Jay Alejandro (NU Bulldogs)Jay Alejandro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netForget that J-Jay Alejandro spells his first name in a certain way, or that National University lost both of its games this week. The end of the first round is nearing and the Final Four picture is starting to form.Ateneo has been flawless and La Salle, well the champion is hell-bent on ending its rival’s streak.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

Derrick Rose leaves Cavaliers to handle personal matter

first_imgDerrick Rose #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles the ball against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on November 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — Derrick Rose’s injuries may have pushed him to a breaking point.The former league MVP, who has been trying to revive his career with the Cavaliers, left the team earlier this week to handle a personal matter. A team spokesman said Friday that Rose has been excused since Wednesday and there is no timetable for his return.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “We want him to take his time — just know the team, the coaches, the organization, we all have his back and wish him well,” Lue said before the Cavs, who have won six straight, hosted the Charlotte Hornets. “We expect to have him back. I reached out to him and texted him and told him that we support him. We know he’s going through a tough time right now.”Rose has played in just seven of Cleveland’s 18 games this season because of a left ankle injury the point guard sustained while driving to the basket on Oct. 20 in Milwaukee. He’s averaging 14.3 points per game in his first season with Cleveland.Rose’s career has been slowed by knee injuries, which have required surgeries. He sat out the entire 2012-13 season in Chicago and played only 10 games the following year due to injury.The medical issues have taken an understandable toll on Rose.“He has been through injury after injury for the last few years,” Hornets coach Steve Clifford said. “When you’ve played at an MVP level like he has, I’m sure that’s hard to take. Listen, he’s still playing at a high level. I think he averaged 18 points last year with New York and was playing well when he got hurt this month. They always say the toughest thing for the great ones is when you lose a step.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next The team did not offer any other details about Rose’s absence.ESPN reported that Rose is taking personal time “to evaluate his future in the NBA.” A team source told ESPN that Rose’s numerous injuries are “taking a toll on him mentally.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRose’s agent, B.J. Armstrong, did not immediately return messages from the AP seeking comment.Cavs coach Tyronn Lue expects Rose to return to the team. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ The 29-year-old Rose had been excited about a new start with Cleveland after spending last season with the New York Knicks. He signed a one-year, $2.1 million free agent contract this summer with the Cavs and was expected to be the team’s backup point guard behind Isaiah Thomas.However, Thomas is still recovering from a hip injury sustained last season with Boston, and Rose was thrust into a starting role.Rose dropped some weight to pressure off his knee joints, and showed flashes of his former self before getting hurt. The ankle had been bothering him for nearly a month when Cavs coach Tyronn Lue announced last week that Rose would be sidelined for “at least” two more weeks.Rose had been wearing a walking boot and undergoing treatment on his ankle. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Rivals kick off title clash View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:04Hazing is a matter of perception, PNP chief Albayalde says01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

10 months ago​DONE DEAL: Leicester sign Italian striker Lorenzo after successful trial

first_img​DONE DEAL: Leicester sign Italian striker Lorenzo after successful trialby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City have signed Davide Lorenzo on a short term deal.He was on trial at the club and impressed the coaching staff.Now the 24-year-old has a chance to show what he can do for the rest of the season.Per Italian reports, he had met Leicester’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a restaurant when he was working at a waiter some months ago. Vichai offered him a trial and the rest is history…He has previous stints at Juventus, Cosmos and the New York Red Bulls.”I am happy to have achieved this goal, I have pursued it for so long,” Lorenzo said to TMW.”I know that the contract was a consequence of the actions I have done inside and, above all, outside the field.”I refer to all the things I have experienced in the last years, during which I learned so much from my mistakes, now I just have to continue like this, training hard every day to get more emotions like that.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 days agoBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick: The key to early season form

first_imgBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick: The key to early season formby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick admits a lack of Europa League football has worked in their favour this season.The Clarets are seventh in the Premier League table after an impressive start to the campaign. “We’ve progressed but I think last year was a bit different,” the midfielder said.“I know it was frustrating for us as players and maybe the fans, staff and everyone.“At the start of the season, with the games we had, it was difficult, it was tiring.“I was talking to my friend at Wolves when we played them and I said, ‘How are you getting on with the European football?’ and he just said he’s constantly tired.“Without even knowing, the travelling does take it out of you and that’s what happened with us last year.“Even when we were out of that, we tried to pick the performances up, but it didn’t work.“Eventually we sat down, we all got on the same track and the performances started to pick up and we got some points on the board, which we did need at the back end of last year.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Stars Donate To Halberg Sports For Life Charity Dinner

first_imgWhat do a bunch of New Zealand sports stars have in common with Venus Williams and Madonna? Answer: all four have tickets and unique memorabilia up for grabs in a live auction organised as part of the 2015 Halberg Sports for Life charity dinner, hosted by the Harcourts Foundation.Items up for auction at the dinner include: a table for ten hosted by former All Blacks star Colin Meads at the 2016 Halberg Awards, a tennis racquet signed by Venus Williams, two tickets to Madonna at Vector Arena in Auckland including dinner at Botswana Butchery, a 2015 Rugby World Cup ball signed by All Black Dan Carter, an autographed photo set commemorating cricketer Brendon McCullum’s 302 against India, dinner with sporting legends Rob Waddell and Barbara Kendall, Poor Knights fishing charters and plenty more.On top of some fantastic sporting and entertainment items to be auctioned live on the night, Sky Sport commentator Scotty Stevenson will host a panel discussion featuring former Black Cap captain Stephen Fleming, former Warriors player Steve Price, New Zealand Rugby Sevens Coach Gordon Tietjens and Paralympic Sit Skier Corey Peters.The Harcourts Foundation black tie Halberg Sports for Life charity dinner is taking place on Thursday 30th July at Auckland’s SkyCity Convention Centre. All funds raised will go to the Halberg Disability Sports Foundation, the charity set up by Sir Murray Halberg, which enhances the lives of physically disabled New Zealanders by enabling them to participate in sport and recreation.The Halberg Disability Sports Foundation’s work includes a team of Disability Sport Advisers around the country who connect physically disabled people to sport and recreation opportunities in schools, clubs and in their communities as well as providing grants for adaptive sports equipment, lessons and camps.The Harcourts Foundation provides funding to community groups around the country. The inaugural Halberg Sport For Life dinner was in October 2014 with close to $60,000 raised for the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation.Harcourts Foundation ambassador Emma Revell says it’s fantastic to see so many Kiwis heroes and businesses supporting the Halberg Disability Sports Foundation with their time, or unique memorabilia.“This is will be a fantastic evening out. Not only will there be a chance to collect some sporting treasures and incredible experiences, it is also an important celebration of the work the Harcourts Foundation and the Halberg Disability Foundation do together.“And, of course, it’s an important chance to raise funds to help disabled children around the country. As an organisation we are proud to be associated with the work of the Halberg Disability Sports Foundation.”last_img read more