17-year-old amateur misses chance to win US Women’s Open

first_imgQuote sheets were handed out featuring the congratulatory words of Lacoste, who is now 72 years old and lives in Spain. Lacoste’s father was famed tennis player and sporting goods clothier Rene Lacoste.Choi was tied with eventual winner Sung Hyun Park, also of South Korea, heading to the par-3 16th, one of the holes that President Donald Trump watched from his personal viewing box.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I came a long way from Korea and I had the United States president and his wife cheering for me and clapping for me,” Choi said through an interpreter. “I was quite thrilled. It was a big honor for me.”Then, trouble struck. Choi tried to be too perfect with her tee shot on the 139-yard hole and deposited it right into the lake. CEU rallies past Gamboa, inches closer to qf berth “Today, I hit the ball perfectly and I tried to hit that one more perfectly,” Choi said. “When I had a birdie on the 15th hole, I thought that I may have a chance. That went through my mind and other people were saying that I might have a chance, but at the 16th hole, my ball went into the hazard. That’s what happened. At the time I felt that all this work, all this hard work I put together was going to disappear, so I was a bit disappointed.”After taking a drop, Choi settled for a double bogey. With that went all hopes of winning.“The 16th hole is a tough hole,” said Choi, who used a 7-iron. “I was just trying to get through the hole, maybe with a par. Maybe I played that hole a little too aggressively. There were disappointing parts to my game and that was one. I tried to pull my shot and it didn’t happen. But I had to refocus back for the two remaining holes.”Choi rallied to birdie the 18th for a 1-under 71. She finished second at 9 under, two strokes behind Park.Choi took the lead with a birdie on the seventh hole and had a chance to take a three-shot lead at the ninth, but her birdie putt slide by the hole.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation View comments Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite South Korea’s Hye-Jin Choi is greeted by fans and tournament volunteers as she walks to the 16th tee during the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open Golf tournament Sunday, July 16, 2017, in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)BEDMINSTER, N.J. — With three holes left in the U.S. Women’s Open, Hye-Jin Choi was all set to re-write the record books.The 17-year-old South Korean was poised to become the second amateur to win the biggest title in women’s golf, joining 1967 champion Catherine Lacoste of France.ADVERTISEMENT A bogey on the par-4 10th hole dropped her into a tie for the lead with playing partner Shanshan Feng, and Park joined the group at 9 under with a birdie at No. 12.One bad shot ended her chances of winning.Choi wasn’t upset about losing the $540,000 second-place money.“Well, I mean it would have been nice if I could get the money, but I think my primary goal was to come here and compete, so for me, getting this second place in runner-up actually means more to me,” she said.It marked the second straight year she has been the low amateur. She tied for 38th last year at CordeValle in California.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Ellen Lauds India’s Commitment to Liberia

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has lauded the continuous support of India and its community in Liberia, especially during such a difficult period in the history of the country where it is plagued with the deadly Ebola virus that has claimed several lives.The Liberian President also lauded the Indian community and their motherland (India) for their immense contributions to the commercial sector of the country, as well as for venturing into the industrial sector where, she said, more jobs will be created for many young Liberians to be employed.President Sirleaf made the commendation on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at the offices of the General Services Agency (GSA) where a donation was made by the Association of the Indian Community in Liberia (AICL) to help in the combat against the dreadful Ebola virus.The GSA compound presently  hosst the command and support unit of the National Task Force (NTF) on Ebola. The AICL donated assorted Ebola related items worth more than US$200,000 to the Ebola NTF.The donation consists of a wide-range of items including two ambulances, two thousand bags of rice, hospital beds, 24,000 bottles of water, household utensils, among several other items.President Sirleaf noted that the Indian Community, through its honorable Consul, has always identified with Liberia-and has and continues to be of great help to the state through its commercial activities that is helping to strengthen the economy of the country.She indicated that the epidemic is a challenge to everyone and as such it should be combated holistically, further lauding the Indian community for the donation, which she said will help enhance the work of the NTF.  The command and support center, headed by the National Task Force Coordinator, Dorbor Jallah, will take charge of the. She indicated that a true friend is known when one is in crisis — which has been truly exemplified by the Indians.She said Mr. Jallah and his team will determine the most critical areas where the content of the donation will be distributed. She expressed optimism that the donation will make a difference in the lives of those for whom they are ibtended. She pointed out that it is not just enough for one to sit on the radio stations, Televisions and make criticisms, but it is more courageous and patriotic to get out there and “do your part” as a citizen of this country. “If you do this and we shall have won this fight against the Ebola virus, it will be a victory for you and your country,” she said.The Liberian leader admitted to short-comings on the part of the government in confronting the Ebola disease, which can be frustrating when the required results are not forthcoming, but said there are clear signs that the fight will be won. “We need to combine forces to defeat naysayers. We will beat Ebola. I’m tired of hearing Ebola is real, I want us to now say Ebola will be beaten. If we win this fight we will win it for ourselves and our country,” President Sirleaf said.Meanwhile, President Sirleaf said that the level of support received from national and international organizations, multinational companies, business community and friendly countries and peoples, couple with the willingness and resilience of the Liberian people Ebola will definitely be defeated at all costs.In making the presentation to President Sirleaf, the Indian Consul General, Upjit Singh Sachdeva, said the enormity of the outbreak of the Ebola disease in the affected countries has made fighting the epidemic a global challenge, requiring an effective global response.Mr. Sachdeva, who is popularly known as Jeety, commended President Sirleaf for her extraordinary leadership in effectively and urgently responding to the outbreak and spread of the Ebola Virus.He said the AICL notes with satisfaction the measures put into place by the government to stop the spread of this deadly disease. “Accordingly, we have advised all of our members to abide by these measures,” he said.“The response by the international community, so far to combat the disease is very encouraging.”“The current outbreak of Ebola in Liberia is affecting the country in many ways. It is affecting the people; it is affecting all communities in the country; it is affecting the nation, and it is also affecting neighboring nations.The AICL boss said the situation has unfortunately led to neighboring and other states closing their air and land borders. This is severely hampering intra-sub-regional trade on which Liberia depends largely for the importation of some essential food items.He said the AICL, as one of several communities in Liberia, sees itself as an important stakeholder in the Liberian society. “As one of the communities in Liberia, we too are affected by the disease. However, we see it our bounding duty and responsibility to contribute our quota to the fight to eliminate the disease in our second home, Liberia,” Mr. Jeety said.The India Consul General indicated that despite the economic consequences on the business community, the AICL has advised all of its members involved in economic activities not to exploit the situation by unnecessarily hiking commodities prices.“Today, we are pleased to say that they are in solidarity with the Liberian Government and people by being concerned of this outbreak and have vowed to do all they can to curtail this virus,”“It is against this backdrop that we have come here today to present our donation as part of the national and global response to the fight against the disease,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Stingrays open registration for summer swim season

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Stingrays Summer Swim Club is taking registrations ahead of the summer swim season.The Stingrays are taking registrants in the Novice 1, Novice 2, Junior, and Senior divisions. The swimming season runs from the club’s first swim meet in Dawson Creek May 27th and 28th until the club’s season wind-up on August 15th.Registration fees range from $225 to $300, plus a BCSSA fee of $35 per swimmer.- Advertisement -For more information, or to register, contact Stingrays registrar Nelson Scoullar at (778) 256-0504, or email [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgMaxi Curran (right) in his days with the Donegal management team.FORMER Donegal senior squad mentor Maxi Curran is the new manager of St Eunan’s senior football team, the club has announced.Following a day of speculation and rumours in Letterkenny, St Eunan’s confirmed the appointment.Maxi brings a great deal of experience to the position having been part of Jim McGuinness’ backroom team between 2010 – 2013 when Donegal won 2 Ulster SFC titles, 1 Ulster U21 title and of course the historic All-Ireland SFC crown won in 2012. He has also managed the Donegal U21’s since 2012 as well as being involved with several club sides both here in Donegal and further afield over the better part of the last decade.Said a club spokesman: “We know that he will bring great expertise to the job and a hunger to do well. Maxi is currently putting together his backroom team and we wish him every success.“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Eamon O’Boyle for his hard work and dedication over the last two years where he delivered another Senior Championship for the club as part of the management team with Michael McGeehin and Brendan Devenney and two All County League Div. 1 titles and we wish him well in the future.”  MAXI CURRAN IS NEW BOSS OF ST EUNAN’S SENIOR TEAM was last modified: January 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalMaxi Currannew managerSt Eunan’s GAA clublast_img read more

Active citizenship and changing the South African brand reality

first_img“When we feel this common sense of destiny, we begin to take ownership of the present,” writes Miller Matola.Miller Matola is the CEO of Brand South AfricaMiller MatolaWe often hear the term “active citizenship” used in relation to our contribution to the growth and development of South Africa. Do we, however, fully understand what it means? If we do not fully understand what things mean, or if we cannot internalise words so that they mean something to us, they will always remain words without any impact and therefore without the required behavioural change.So what does active citizenship mean? Mirjam van Donk of the Good Governance Learning Network sees active citizenship as “a multi-dimensional image that includes vertical relationships (citizens engaging with the state) and horizontal relationships (citizens engaging with and among themselves)”. She equally concedes that “active citizenship is a contested notion, imbued with different meanings and connotations”. This is not unique and can be said of many concepts in today’s lexicon.The National Development Plan has recently popularised the concept of active citizenship, and gives us some idea of what “active citizenship” refers to. The NDP describes active citizenship as relating to rights, equalising opportunities and enhancing human capabilities. It also finds a strong correlation between active citizenship, government accountability and responsiveness. This is a two-way process, and holding government to account is viewed as a civic duty. This is extended to citizen participation in shaping policies and their implementation at a national and local level.In this two-way process of shaping South Africa’s policy and governance landscape, is also the responsibility – and opportunity – for South Africans to engage with each other. This is the horizontal aspect of active citizenship. This also drives nation building and cohesion in a way that redefines the South African identity. We cannot, even 20 years after achieving democracy, ignore the effect of our history on how we see each other as citizens of a common land, bound by a common flag and anthem, with various starting points but with a common destiny. It is time that we, as South Africans, engage actively in shaping the country we would like to live in, the country we would like our children to inherit.A common sense of identityIn writing this and reflecting upon active citizenship, I was inspired by the words of the South American poet Pablo Neruda who wrote: “To feel affection that comes from those whom we do not know, from those unknown to us, who are watching over our sleep and solitude, over our dangers and our weaknesses – that is something still greater and more beautiful because it widens out the boundaries of our being and unites all living things.” I believe that herein lies the essence of active citizenship and herein lies our answer as to why it matters.When we feel this common sense of destiny, we begin to take ownership of the present. So while we need to hold public representatives to account, we also need to take active control of building a country that can nurture the needs, dreams and aspirations of each citizen of South Africa. It can begin with the people with whom we interact most often and it will inevitably grow into a nationwide movement if we each play our part in building our country – for the better and for the future. By playing our part as active citizens, we can each grow South Africa into a competitive nation whose growth and development is sustainable and enduring.Miller Matola is the CEO of Brand South Africa. Follow him on Twitter @MillerMatola. Join the conversation at @Brand_SA #CompetitiveSA and @PlayYourPartSA #CompetitiveSA.last_img read more

Six Ways to Get In

first_imgThe most difficult part of selling today is getting in. Your dream clients don’t have time for salespeople that aren’t proven value creators, and they can’t spend time with time-wasters. Because they are overwhelmed, it’s more difficult to get the first commitment of time.But nothing happens until you get in.Here are six ways that you can get in. Make a list of your dream clients, run down this list and try to get in using each of these methods. The sixth method is always there when you are ready to do what it takes to get in, but feel free to run out your options first if you must.Client Referral or IntroductionYou want to the easiest and most effective way to get an appointment with your dream client? Ask another client for a referral, and ask them to schedule an introduction call or meeting.This is super-effective, but salespeople that chafe at the idea of making cold calls aren’t usually very interested in asking their clients to make these introductions. If you are a value-creator, don’t hesitate to make the ask. Client referrals work.Vendor Referral or IntroductionYour company works with other companies. Your people know the sales reps from those companies, even if you don’t. You can ask your vendors to make an introduction call or book an appointment for you with their contacts. You’re paying your vendors, and their salespeople will be helpful.Be prepared to reciprocate and help the sales reps from your vendors get in where you can. In fact, go first and obligate them to reciprocate. Vendor referrals can help get you in.Family or Friend IntroductionYour friends and family members know people. With tools like LinkedIn you can find the connections between your family and friends and the people they know (we’ll get to LinkedIn next, hold tight).Ask your family and friends to make an introduction for you. For some of you, this won’t be the best way to get in. But many of you will find connections, especially if the contacts you need live in the same city as you.LinkedIn IntroductionThe barrier for making an introduction on LinkedIn (and social media more generally) is very, very low. When you find a contact, you can ask connections within your network to introduce you to people in their network.You make it easy for them to make the introduction when you tell them why you want to be connected and how you intend to be valuable to the person you want to connect with. LinkedIn can work to help you get in.Email for an AppointmentThose of you that resist cold calling and hesitate to ask for commitments will like this one. You can email your dream client to request an appointment. Most people find cold calling more effective, but some salespeople book appointments with email.Brace yourself; this will frighten you a little.Some of the most successful salespeople I have seen use email are emailing calendar invites to their dream clients before their dream client has even committed to seeing them. Bold? Yes. Brave? Yes. Assumptive? Absolutely. But email sometimes work.Cold Call (or Warm Call, if that makes you feel better)You don’t have to wait for a client referral, a vendor referral, an introduction from a family or friend, or someone in your network on LinkedIn to help you get in. Because you are a value creator of the first order, you can pick up the phone and call your dream client yourself.Cold calling still works to get you in.Whatever you do, work your tail off to find a way in.QuestionsWhat is the most effective way to get in?What other ways are sometimes effective?What methods do you avoid because they make you uncomfortable? What do you resist? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Fajardo takes home fourth MVP; Four Beermen make it to Mythical 5

first_imgKin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:42Despite decorated career, June Mar Fajardo is not yet done: ‘I don’t want to be stagnant’01:37Protesters 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 San Miguel’s jovial center raised his fourth MVP trophy during the Leo Awards on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum, basically cementing his reputation as the greatest player of his era.Fajardo also did what neither Fernandez nor Patrimonio was able to achieve, and that was to win his fourth MVP in four straight years.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 shutout“I’m thankful to my parents because I’ve achieved so much in life because of them, they are my inspiration,” said Fajardo in Filipino.The 27-year-old edged out San Miguel teammates Alex Cabagnot, Chris Ross, and Arwind Santos, TNT’s Jayson Castro and Kelly Williams, Ginebra’s LA Tenorio and Japeth Aguilar, and Meralco’s Cliff Hodge. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next LATEST STORIES Fajardo accumulated a total of 2,886 points  that include statistics and votes from other players, the media, and PBA officials.And even though he just achieved a feat nobody in the history of the PBA did, Fajardo said he doesn’t want to be remembered for the hardware he collected in his career.“I want to be remembered not just for the championships or awards I won, I want to be remembered for the person I am in the PBA,” said Fajardo. “I want to be remembered as someone who was a good example to the youth. That’s the legacy I want to leave behind.”The Beermen, meanwhile, made history with four players making it to the First Mythical team. Teammates Ross, Cabagnot, Fajardo and Santos was included in the the prestigious selection along with the Kings’ Aguilar .Fajaro had the most points in the First Mythical Team with 753 with Aguilar at far second with 474.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt took the legendary Ramon Fernandez 16 years to claim his fourth PBA MVP, while Alvin Patrimonio played nine years to earn his fourth.June Mar Fajardo needed just five.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Beermen Ross, Santos, and Cabagnot had 441, 437, and 423 points, respectively.Castro and Williams, Tenorio and teammate Joe DeVance, Cliff Hodge made up the second Mythical team.TNT’s point guard had 371 points to lead the second team with Tenorio close behind at 348 while Devance had 330.Williams amassed 287 points while Hodge had 262. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PBA: Pogoy is Rookie of the Year, Ross the Most Improved player View commentslast_img read more

Xiaomi Mi TV, headphones, speakers launching tomorrow alongside Mi 6

first_imgXiaomi Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus is launching tomorrow in Beijing. The Chinese smartphone company is not just announcing the flagship smartphones, but also unveiling a few more products, which include Mi TV, Mi headphones, Mi speakers and more other products. Furthermore, the smartphone vendor is also expected to announce its phablet, Xiaomi Mi Max 2. However, Xiaomi still has to confirm these launches, like it did for Mi 6, Mi 6 Plus.Xiaomi just a few days ago in his twitter handle confirmed the launch date of its flagship of the year – Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus. Soon after which, speculations were such that the smartphone vendor is expected to unveil Mi Max 2 as well. New rumours now suggest that apart from the smartphones and phablet, the company is now coming with other products as well.Also Read: Moto Z Play to receive Android 7.1.1 Nougat update soon, confirms MotorolaA report coming from Xiaomi’s Mijia sub-brand posted a poll on their official Weibo page. The poll as per a report shows that there are high chances that the Chinese smartphone manufacturer may come up with a new Mi TV, new Mi headphones, new Mi speakers, and some other products. However, as mentioned earlier, Xiaomi is yet to confirm the launch of products as of yet.Xiaomi on Monday announced a new over the ear headphones at Rs 2,999 in India. This Mi Headphone Comfort will be available on company’s website — Mi.Com from Tuesday 12 PM.  “Mi Headphone Comfort feature a lightweight seamless design, and comfortable headband, with plush, soft PU ear cups that provide a good seal for noise isolation. This clean, modern headphone is the perfect accessory for any outfit,” notes Xiaomi in a note.advertisement”We’ve specially designed selected TPE, with elasticity similar to that of rubber, as the raw material. It is environment-friendly, non-toxic and heat-resistant. Now you have quality headphones that are durable, dirt-resistant and has tangle- resistant wires to accompany you on longer music journey,” Xiaomi further adds.As per the to-be-announced Xiaomi Mi 6, the company hasn’t confirmed any details about the device. However, speculations do give a rough picture about the smartphone. In terms of specifications, Xiaomi Mi 6 will sport 5.15-inch screen display and run on Android Nougat. Further, the smartphone will be expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC, and backed by a 3000mAh battery. On the camera front, the device packs 12-megapixel rear camera, while and 8-megapixel selfie snapper. Well, none of the specifications have been confirmed as of yet.Also Read: Samsung Note 8 project said to be code-named Baikallast_img read more

10 months agoEverton boss Silva: Baines future could be in midfield

first_imgEverton boss Silva: Baines future could be in midfieldby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva says Leighton Baines’ future could be in midfield.Everton experimented with Baines in a new position during Roberto Martinez’s time as manager but the plan was shelved soon after.However, Silva says: “It is possible.“When Roberto told you that, what I can tell you is that you are talking about a player with fantastic individual qualities.“His passing, his last decision, his crossing is amazing and it could be. To be honest, it is not something I have spoken to him about but it could be something that happens in the future.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Syracuse’s Michael Gbinije Hits Last Second Jumper To Beat Virginia Tech

first_imgGeneral view of court at Carrier Dome.SYRACUSE, NY – NOVEMBER 8: General view of Syracuse Orange basketball game against Cornell Big Red on November 8, 2013 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)The 2014-15 Syracuse basketball team has seen a number of games due to poor late-game execution this season, leaving it squarely on the bubble with Selection Sunday just 39 days away. A loss to lowly Virginia Tech at the Carrier Dome could have been disastrous to SU’s tournament hopes, but instead, the Orange flipped the script on the Hokies tonight.With 6:33 left in the game, a Justin Bibbs jumped gave Virginia Tech a 63-50 lead. After that play, Syracuse outscored Virginia Tech 22-7 to end the game, with Michael Gbinije scoring seven points in that stretch. Gbinije, who has struggled from the free throw line all season (46.7%), hit both shots from the line to tie the game at 70 with 19 seconds left. After Trevor Cooney baited Tech into a turnover on the ensuing inbound, Gbinije hit a floater to give SU a two point lead, leaving just 0.1 seconds on the clock. At 15-7, with one of the hardest stretches of games in the country approaching, Syracuse needs to finish strong to go dancing this March, but the Orange will live to fight another day after Gbinije’s shot.[Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician]last_img read more