Girls Gone Wild

first_imgPARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – All that was missing were pirate ships burning off shore. Not since Blackbeard and Calico Jack roamed these parts has the Bahamas been witness to a wilder shootout for a substantial treasure. The LPGA staged a free-for-all here on Paradise Island Saturday with some of the world’s best players taking turns holding the lead in the third round. Five players held or shared the lead before Na Yeon Choi finally pulled away at day’s end. “It was really set up for eagles today, and it was exciting,” said Rolex world No. 3 Stacy Lewis, who is among seven players within four shots of Choi going into Sunday’s final round. Choi birdied three of the last four holes Saturday, including the 18th, to equal the low round of the day, a 7-under-par 66. At 15-under 204, she’s a shot ahead of Lizette Salas (66) and three ahead of Paula Creamer (71) and Jessica Korda (72). Lewis (68), Amelia Lewis (66) and Monday qualifier Jenny Suh (71) are four back. Lydia Ko (71) and Michelle Wie (72) are in a pack five back. For Choi, Sunday is a chance to reassert her rank in the game. Choi looked poised to make a run at Rolex world No. 1 last year but never did. She never got into the conversation with No. 1 Inbee Park, No. 2 Suzann Pettersen and No. 3 Lewis, who pulled away as the game’s “Big Three.” “When I started 2013, I was No. 2 in the world,” Choi said. “I was so much focused on being No. 1, and I forgot what I needed to do on the course and in practice.” Choi ended the year No. 7, but she’s looking ready to win again. She prevailed on a crazy Saturday of shot making and shot shanking. Lewis holed a wedge for eagle from 94 yards at the 13th to grab a share of the lead. Creamer holed a sand wedge from 82 yards at the 11th to make eagle and stay in the hunt. Wie drove the sixth green with a 290-yard rocket and two putted for birdie, but she also missed her share of putts from point-blank range. Nobody’s day was wilder than Creamer’s and Korda’s. Korda, the second-round leader, shanked a wedge sideways and out of bounds at the 13th hole on the way to a double bogey. “I’ve never shanked a shot in a tournament,” Korda said. Korda, however, fought her way back, making birdie at the next hole and then carving a 5-iron from 196 yards to a foot for a closing eagle to stay in the hunt for her second LPGA title. “It’s awesome I’m still in it,” Korda said. Korda’s last shot at the 18th was made even more dramatic by the fact that she followed Creamer’s spectacular shot there. Creamer, who had her share of woe on Saturday, knocked a 5-wood from 209 yards to about 2 ½ feet at the closing hole. Korda stepped up and then hit hers inside Creamer. They both eagled. It means the duo will play together for a fourth consecutive day, this time in the second-to-last pairing, in front of the leaders. “It was a roller-coaster day,” Creamer said. Creamer pulled her tee shot at the 15th left into a hazard and made triple bogey. “Overall, I’m proud of the way I finished,” Creamer said. So was Salas, who has battled the flu for two days. “The fact that I’ve been feeling a little under the weather kind of just makes my mind blank and just helps me focus on targets and just having fun,” said Salas, who is seeking her first LPGA title. “I’d rather be playing than lying in bed and feeling sorry for myself.” Lewis, the highest ranked player in the field, would like nothing better than to send a message to No. 1 Park and No. 2 Pettersen with a win on Sunday. “I definitely think it would [send a message],” Lewis said. “I think just playing well here, I think that would send a message. I don’t know how much golf they’re actually watching right now. They probably aren’t paying attention to it, knowing those two.” Beating a stellar leaderboard like this one will get a lot of people’s attention come Sunday.last_img read more

स्वच्छ is Life!

first_imgThe UN speech made by a ‘Swede’ sixteen for a ‘Greta’ environment seems to have had a “clima(c)tic” effect on social media. And, “weather” or not the world is willing to accept a “kid’s” viewpoint, it is time we acted.When it comes to factories, the biggest form of pollution is ‘grease’ – the one that is applied to the PCB** inspector’s palm. Industrialists capitalize on the fact that ‘collusion’ is the only ‘solution’ to ‘pollution’! (The fact that there is a ‘charge’ for every ‘discharge’, clearly goes to show how well our officials ‘discharge’ their duties.) Money-minded affluents happily discharge smelly effluents without spending on treating them – thereby becoming ‘stinking’ rich in the process! Similarly, even the Govts’ efforts to curb gaseous emissions seem to have gone up in smoke.Noise annoys. But, in India, we are ‘allowed’ to be ‘aloud’. Loudspeakers blare away and, there is a keen “contest” to give everyone a “कान-test” (I guess it is their idea of letting us have a ‘sound’ sleep)! Motorists honk away and they justify it with some ‘sound’ reasoning, that in our roads, one needs to be heard. This “heard” mentality is contagious and everyone follows suit, resulting in what I call “hornucopia”. The net result for all of us would be accelerated hearing impairment and it will eventually become a case of “Ear today, gone tomorrow”!It is man’s greed that has led us to this. It is high time we moved from being “green with envy” to being “green with envy-ronment”. I would suggest a few captions that could be used for awareness campaigns:–          हर जगह, हरा जगह–          Pollution को हरा दो–          स्वच्छ is Life!–          Don’t shave the planet. Save it!–          (Storyline): Soon there will be no zone called Ozone and “you/we” will be subject to UV. (Concluding Caption): Plant saplings. We are sure to get “पेड़” in the long run!!Let’s all work towards a better environment.last_img read more

HEALTHY LIVING — Don’t get caught by the flu

first_imgOn a recent wellness check at the doctor, the very first words out of the nurse’s mouth were, “Have you had your flu shot?” Remember when there was a flu season? Times have certainly changed. Flu season is now year round. I was surprised to see that in the second week of school, one local school district had 21 diagnosed cases of flu, 19 in the same school!I cannot stress enough the importance of getting that flu shot. Flu vaccines have been updated to better match circulating viruses [the B/Victoria component was changed and the influenza A(H3N2) component was updated]. For the 2018-2019 season, the nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or “LAIV”) is again a recommended option for influenza vaccination of persons for whom it is otherwise appropriate. The nasal spray is approved for use in non-pregnant individuals 2–49 years old. There is a precaution against the use of LAIV for people with certain underlying medical conditions. Ask your doctor what will work best for you.There are many different flu viruses and they are constantly changing. The composition of U.S. flu vaccines is reviewed annually and updated as needed to match circulating flu viruses. Flu vaccines protect against the three or four viruses (depending on vaccine) that research suggests will be most common. For 2018-2019, trivalent (three-component) vaccines are recommended to contain:A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virusA/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 A(H3N2)-like virus (updated)B/Colorado/06/2017-like (Victoria lineage) virus (updated) Options this season include:Standard dose flu shots. These are given into the muscle. They are usually given with a needle, but two (Afluria and Afluria Quadrivalent) can be given to some people (those 18 to 64 years old) with a jet injector.High-dose shots for older people.The new flu vaccine will be available, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, by the middle of September. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body, so make plans to get vaccinated early, before the current flu season begins. The CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October. Getting vaccinated later, however, can still be beneficial and vaccination should continue to be offered throughout flu season, even into January or later. Children who need two doses of vaccine to be protected should start the vaccination process sooner, because the two doses must be given at least four weeks apart.The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. In addition to getting a seasonal flu vaccine, you can take everyday preventive actions like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading flu to others. In addition, there are prescription medications called antiviral drugs that can be used to treat influenza illness.Get your flu shot early, protect yourself and your loved ones.center_img Jody Holton writes about health and wellness for The Port Arthur Newslast_img read more

TT and US pledge to combat terrorism

first_imgTrinidad and Tobago and US pledge to combat terrorismThe Governments of Trinidad and Tobago and the United States have reiterated the need to continue working together to combat acts of terror against innocent citizens.Rowley meets US Commander This collaboration was discussed during a meeting in Port-of-Spain on Monday between Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley and the Commander of US Southern Command, Admiral Kurt Tidd.The discussions focused on a number of areas which have been identified as important for the continued development and enhancement of the relationship between Trinidad and Tobago and the United States.Rowley expresses sympathyRowley, took the opportunity to express his sympathy to the US in the wake of the recent terrorism attack in New York and the mass shooting in a Texan church on Sunday.Admiral Tidd also commended Trinidad and Tobago’s efforts to treat with radicalization which he said plays a role in these types of incidents.The admiral also addressed the issue of money laundering and spoke about its connection to terrorist and other organized criminal activity, stressing the need for collaboration to eradicate these types of crimes.To dismantle drug smugglersIt was agreed that Trinidad and Tobago and the United States will continue to work closely together to dismantle drug smuggling networks.The provision of training in Information Communications Technology, cyber crime and specialized aircraft to assist in the fight against crime was also discussed.For a recent article on terrorism and Trinidad and Tobago, click the link: TT Government concerned about UK travel advisorylast_img read more

Gunakan Kotoran Kelinci, ANA Siap Gunakan Bahan Bakar Ramah Lingkungan Pada 2021

first_imgANA Di akhir tahun 2018 kemarin, maskapai penerbangan yang juga merupakan anak perusahaan dari Virgin Group, Virgin Atlantic dikabarkan telah sukses menerbangkan varian Boeing 747 dari Florida menuju London dengan menggunakan campuran bahan bakar ramah lingkungan. Pencampuran bahan bakar ramah lingkungan dengan avtur ini juga tidak main-main, hingga mencapai rasio perbandingan 50 persen.Baca Juga: Virgin Atlantic Sukses Terbangkan Boeing 747 dengan Bahan Bakar Ramah LingkunganKini dalam upayanya untuk menciptakan pengoperasian pesawat yang lebih ramah lingkungan, sejumlah maskapai penerbangan lain juga mulai menciptakan terobosan untuk dapat mewujudkan hal tersebut – salah satunya datang dari maskapai asal Jepang, All Nippon Airways (ANA). Sebagaimana yang dikutip dari laman (25/6/2019), maskapai ini berharap dapat menerbangkan armadanya dengan menggunakan bahan bakar yang terbuat dari kotoran kelinci. Ya, mungkin sebagian dari Anda akan mengernyitkan dahi ketika mendengar bahan baku yang digunakan, namun para peneliti percaya bahwa kandungan yang ada di dalam kotoran binatang yang menggemaskan ini. Lalu, bagaimana proses yang akan terjadi sampai-sampai kotoran kelinci ini bisa dijadikan campuran bahan bakar pesawat?Para peneliti dari LanzaTech – rekanan ANA dalam mengembangkan inovasi ini, mengatakan bahwa mereka menggunakan emisi daur ulang seperti dari pabrik baja yang kemudian dikonversi menjadi ethanol dengan menggunakan enzim yang terkandung di dalam kotoran kelinci. Hasil konversi inilah yang nantinya akan menjadi campuran bahan bakar pesawat pada penerbangan komersial.Sama halnya seperti Virgin Atlantic, rasio perbandingan yang akan digunakan oleh ANA dan LanzaTech dalam menggunakan bahan bakar ramah lingkungan ini adalah 50:50. Rencananya, uji coba penerbangan pesawat ANA yang menggunakan bahan bakar campuran ini akan mulai diberlakukan pada musim gugur tahun 2019 ini dan jika tidak ada ral melintang, maka ANA akan mulai bisa menggunakannya pada penerbangan komersial di tahun 2021.Baca Juga: BEHA_M1H, Pesawat Paling Ramah Lingkungan yang Gunakan Model Sayap Unik!“Dengan mengadopsi bahan bakar canggih ini, akan memungkinkan kami untuk mengurangi emisi CO2 dan memenuhi tujuan pembangunan berkelanjutan yang ambisius yang telah kami tetapkan untuk maskapai,” ujar vice president dari ANA, Akihiko Miura.Kendati International Air Transport Association (IATA) mengklaim bahwa perjalanan udara hanya menyumbang 2 persen dari emisi karbon dioksida buatan manusia pada tahun 2017, banyak yang percaya bahwa nilai tersebut harusnya lebih tinggi. Hal ini dikhawatirkan akan semakin parah dengan perkiraan peningkatan jumlah permintaan penerbangan dari penumpang yang akan terjadi pada tahun 2036 mendatang. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedVirgin Atlantic Sukses Terbangkan Boeing 747 dengan Bahan Bakar Ramah Lingkungan08/10/2018In “Featured”Kurangi Emisi Karbon, Lufthansa Jual Tiket Penerbangan ‘Ramah Lingkungan’21/08/2019In “Featured”BEHA_M1H, Pesawat Paling Ramah Lingkungan yang Gunakan Model Sayap Unik!29/03/2019In “Featured”last_img read more

Wolmer’s, JC battle for group supremacy

first_imgGroup E’s top two teams will put their undefeated records on the line as many-time champions Jamaica College (JC) face Wolmer’s Boys’ School in ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup action at the Stadium East Field today at 3:30 p.m.Tipped by many as the favourites to advance from the group and beyond, the two teams will lock horns for the first time since last year’s quarter-final clash, which JC won 2-1 en route to the semi-finals.Wolmer’s head coach Alex Thomas is expecting a fierce contest, saying that this is the perfect game to gauge the temperature of his team at this early stage in the season.“This game will push us,” he said. “This game will see where we are at in the season. We are up and ready for the challenge. The players are upbeat. They know the task ahead, and they know what type of game this is.”JC have been in imperious form in the competition, securing their third straight win of the season on Friday, defeating Vauxhall High School 2-0. They’re the clear front-runners in their group, with nine points and a healthy 19-plus goal difference.Although Wolmer’s have played a game less than their opponents, the goals have been flowing for the 10-time Manning Cup champions, and they should have their confidence heightened after demolishing Innswood High 8-1 on Friday to register their second straight win of the season.Despite the free-flowing attacking play that has granted them success in their previous matches, Thomas does anticipate that today’s clash will be a tight affair. “I think tomorrow, it is going to be cagey at first, but as the game progresses, you will see these players expressing themselves and going up against each other for the challenge. You’re going to see some good football [today],” he said. The Maroon and Gold are hoping for a positive result to guide them on their continued pursuit of their first Manning Cup title since 1994.Today’s ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup fixtures:Group DTivoli vs HydelEdith Dalton vs St Mary’s CollegeCamperdown vs MeadowbrookGroup EWolmer’s vs Jamaica CollegeGreater Portmore vs Jose Marti Vauxhall vs Tarrantlast_img read more

Biscuit firm gives prisoners’ hope amid Covid-19 pandemic

first_imgSoccer The essence of Easter brings a message of hope for Christians where ever and whoever you are. And in the calamity of the global Covid-19 pandemic, Papua New Guinea and its people are not immune and remain steadfast to the hope manifested by Easter to see us through. It was the Easter message relayed by the Lae Biscuit Company to the second biggest prison in PNG, Buimo prison in Lae, Morobe province. As PNG battles measures to adhere to Covid-19 safe practices like the rest of the world, institutions such as our prisons face a grim challenge to be effectively and efficiently lockdown. To remind the prison that they are not alone, the company donated 500 cartons of Lae Snax noodles to supplicate their meals over the long Easter weekend. Some players playing for the Lae City franchise club, joined company officials to Buimo prison to deliver the goods. Company digital marketing manager Winifred Worealevi reminded the prisoners that Easter comes with the message of hope that mankind has in Christ Jesus through the ordeal of crucifixion and resurrection. Worealevi said as we hold onto the Christian values signifying Easter, it is paramount as well as our hopes in Christ is renewed to go through the battle of Covid-19. She said without a cure for Covid-19, clinging to hope through respective Easter celebrations can only be strengthened by adhering to safe Covid-19 practices. Worealevi encouraged the inmates to keep practising hand washing, elbow coughing no handshakes and social distancing despite the grim reality of overcrowding right throughout prisons in the country. Lae Biscuit Company has been at the forefront of helping Covid-19 operations in Lae and the country donating its trademark products the Lae Snax biscuit and Toti biscuit as well as Snax noodles to frontline campaigners including the police and medical officers. It also includes government and non-government sector, including church and sporting organisations. The biscuit makers will continue to adhere to safe practices against Covid-19 serving its 1000-plus workforce.last_img read more

‘Too young, too soon’: Family, friends search for answers

first_imgMario Mitchell, father of Jakell Mitchell, consoles William Jones, a friend of Jakell’s, outside his home in Opelika, Ala., on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. According to the Lee County Coroners office Jakell Lenard Mitchell, 18, and current Auburn University football player was transported to East Alabama Medical Center by ambulance with apparent multiple gunshot wounds and died shortly after arrival at the emergency room from his injuries earlier Sunday.AUBURN — As friends and family gathered at the Opelika home of Mario and Arlicia Mitchell, a father was struggling for answers as to why he won’t see his son alive again.Jakell Mitchell, a freshman member of Auburn’s football team, was shot and killed at a party at an apartment complex near the Auburn University campus early Sunday morning.“That’s not a place I wouldn’t have told him that he could go,” Mario Mitchell said. “He goes to school there. I mean (a party?) That’s the college life. The guys there weren’t in college.“There’s nothing I would’ve told him to do different. What I told him to do was not hang out (in Opelika); he was at Auburn. I told him to stay out of Opelika. So he was doing exactly what I told him to do.”Mitchell, 18, was gunned down after what police believe was a “verbal altercation,” which escalated into tragedy at the same apartment complex where two former Auburn football players lost their lives in a June 2012 shooting.Auburn Police responded to a call of shots fired at the at approximately 12:25 a.m. Sunday at the Tiger Lodge at Auburn apartment complex on West Longleaf Drive.Mitchell was a passenger in a vehicle contacted leaving the area and was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to police. He was rushed to East Alabama Medical Center and died after his arrival, according to the Lee County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy will be conducted in Montgomery.“I’m devastated and saddened by the passing of Jakell Mitchell,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said in a statement. “My thoughts and prayers are with Jakell’s family and friends, who are suffering through this senseless tragedy. I know the Auburn Family is hurting, especially our players and coaches, and we are going to love and support them through this difficult time. We have lost a member of our family too young, too soon.” Markale Deandra Hart of Camp Hill, Ala., is taken into custody after being charged with felony murder in connection with the fatal shooting death of Jakell Mitchell, an Auburn football player, on Sunday.Markale Deandra Hart of Camp Hill, Ala., is taken into custody after being charged with felony murder in connection with the fatal shooting death of Jakell Mitchell, an Auburn football player, on Sunday. Markale Hart , 22, of Camp Hill was arrested by authorities from the Auburn Police, Tallapoosa County Sheriff and Jackson Gap Police at 10:45 a.m. Sunday in Dadeville and charged him with felony murder.He was transported to the Lee County jail and will be eligible for a $150,000 bond. A date for Hart’s arraignment has not yet been set, according to Auburn Police chief Paul Register.The case remains under investigation, though police do not anticipate any additional arrests.Hart has a criminal past, with a pair of felony arrests for marijuana possession and burglary dating back to Sept. 2010. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanors in both cases.Formerly of nearby Opelika High School, Mitchell missed his senior season in 2013 recovering from an ACL injury.Opelika coach Brian Blackmon was told of the tragic news around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and visited Mitchell’s mother, Arlicia.“It’s a really sad place and a lot of hurt,” Blackmon said. “A lot of unanswered questions. I think any time you lose a kid that’s got such a bright future, it’s just unimaginable, the grief that you go through.”Mitchell. a tight end/H-back, redshirted this season in order to gain weight and was expected to play a bigger role next season following the departures of C.J. Uzomah and Brandon Fulse.“He’s a guy we identified when he was a junior; he runs a very similar offense,” Malzahn said of Mitchell on National Signing Day this past February. “He can block, he can catch, he’s got a little bit of running back skills. He played a bit of wildcat when he was a junior and then hurt his knee. We feel the sky is the limit for this guy.”Opelika's Jakell Mitchell, top (9) jumps over Carver defenders on the way to a touchdown during their game at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala., on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.Opelika’s Jakell Mitchell, top (9) jumps over Carver defenders on the way to a touchdown during their game at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala., on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.Mitchell rushed for 392 yards and 17 touchdowns and had 403 receiving yards as a junior in 2012.Teammates and coaches reacted to the devastating news via social media.Backup quarterback Jeremy Johnson visited the complex on Sunday.“I couldn’t believe it,” Johnson told the Associated Press. “Jakell was a real good kid.”A candlelight vigil is planned for 6 p.m. Monday in downtown Opelika.“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jakell Mitchell’s family and those who have been impacted by this terrible tragedy,” Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs said in a statement. “This is a very trying time for those close to Jakell, including the student-athletes, coaches, staff and Auburn Family. We will provide counseling and support and do everything we can to help them through the grieving process.”Sunday’s shooting occurred at the same apartment complex Desmonte Leonard shot and killed three men, including former Auburn players Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips, in June 2012. Leonard was convicted of capital murder, attempted murder and assault in October and will be sentenced in January.The apartment complex issued a statement via its Facebook page Sunday afternoon expressing sympathy and telling residents their safety is of the “utmost importance” to the community.“We are cooperating fully with police as they investigate this matter,” the statement read. “Your well being is of utmost importance to us. A courtesy officer lives onsite and is available to you 24/7. We also have a security officer onsite in the evenings.”Albert Cesare contributed to this story.Mario Mitchell, father of Auburn football player Jakell Mitchell, consoles William Jones, a friend of Jakell's outside his home in Opelika on Sunday. Jakell Mitchell, 18, died after being shot early Sunday at an off-campus apartment complex. Mario Mitchell, father of Jakell Mitchell, consoles William Jones, a friend of Jakell's, outside his home in Opelika on Sunday.Mario Mitchell, father of Auburn football player Jakell Mitchell, consoles William Jones, a friend of Jakell’s outside his home in Opelika on Sunday. Jakell Mitchell, 18, died after being shot early Sunday at an off-campus apartment complex. Mario Mitchell, father of Jakell Mitchell, consoles William Jones, a friend of Jakell’s, outside his home in Opelika on Sunday.last_img read more

Tigers’ WR Hunt to miss Citrus Bowl

first_imgDec 6, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Missouri Tigers wide receiver Jimmie Hunt (88) catches a long pass as Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Jabriel Washington (23) defends in the third quarter of the 2014 SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome. Alabama beat Missouri 42-13. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY SportsDec 6, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Missouri Tigers wide receiver Jimmie Hunt (88) catches a long pass as Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Jabriel Washington (23) defends in the third quarter of the 2014 SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome. Alabama beat Missouri 42-13. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY SportsAs the Missouri Tigers continue prepping for their appearance in the Citrus Bowl, the learned today they will be without senior wide receiver Jimmie Hunt. Hunt was initially day-to-day with a left shoulder injury, but after consulting with team doctors, his injury was too painful and it was determined that he would need to have surgery to repair it.The procedure was done this Wednesday and he will be out for Mizzou’s Citrus Bowl game on January 1st.last_img read more