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Woods defeats Spieth to win inaugural Hero Shot event

first_imgLast Updated: 3rd December, 2019 10:22 IST Woods Defeats Spieth To Win Inaugural Hero Shot Event Golf legend Woods defeated fellow American Jordan Spieth to win the inaugural Hero Shot event, an ideal warm-up ahead of the high-profile Hero World Challenge SUBSCRIBE TO US WE RECOMMEND Written By 9 months ago 104-year-old guns down deer on her first day of hunting in Wisconsin COMMENT First Published: 3rd December, 2019 10:22 IST 9 months ago WWE: What happened to ‘New Day’ member Xavier Woods? Where is he now? 9 months ago Internationals all fancy Presidents Cup crack at US captain Woodscenter_img Golf legend Tiger Woods defeated fellow American Jordan Spieth to win the inaugural Hero Shot event, an ideal warm-up ahead of the high-profile Hero World Challenge. Woods defeated Spieth in the championship round by a score of 1,800-900 on Monday. The 43-year-old defeated a star-studded field featuring Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm, Henrik Stenson and Gary Woodland. READ | Vennam Jyothi, Abhishek Verma Win Mixed Pair Gold At Asian Archery ChampionshipThe players took their best shots at a bullseye 130 yards away, hitting shots over reflections pool at Baha Mar. The first round of the Hero Shot featured three head-to-head match-ups — Rahm vs Stenson, Woodland vs Spieth and DeChambeau vs Woods — with each player taking six shots at the target.  Stenson advanced by a score of 1,200-1100, while Spieth won his match-up by a playoff score of 200-100, Woods earned a 900-700 victory.  READ | India Clinch Two Gold In Badminton At South Asian GamesIn the second round, Stenson, Spieth and Woods each took another six shots with the highest two second round scores advancing to the championship. Spieth and Woods moved on, posting scores of 900 each while Stenson was eliminated after posting a score of 800. In the championship round, Spieth took on Woods with each taking final six shots at the target.  Woods won in walk-off fashion as the two were tied going into the final shot. Woods called game, hitting bulls eye and earned 1,000 points in the process. The Hero World Challenge begins here from Wednesday.READ | Exclusive: Yohan Blake, Second Fastest Man On Earth To Initiate Training Program In IndiaREAD | Second-fastest Man On Earth Yohan Blake Says ‘would’ve Been A Cricketer If Not Sprinter’ LIVE TV FOLLOW US 10 months ago Tiger Woods equals Snead’s ‘crazy’ 54-year-old record for US PGA Tour WATCH US LIVE Press Trust Of India 9 months ago Lewis Hamilton speaks about seeking inspiration from Serena Williams, Valentino Rossilast_img read more

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Perkins scores hat-trick to power Selects to bronze medal at BC Soccer Provincial B Girl’s Championship

first_imgSelects then dumped Coastal FC 2-0 Friday before drawing with 2-2 with Vernon United.Abbie Bounchier-Willans and Perkins scored for the Nelson against Coastal FC while Perkins and Aroha Tahini Senchel netted goals against the Okanagan side.The tie was enough to keep Nelson ahead of Vernon in pool standings and power the Kootenay squad into the medal round.”The keys to our success was us playing a possession game, keeping control with our passing and (of course) the play of Naomi (Perkins),” Willans explained, who co-coaches with Mike Gerun — both of Jackson’s Hole Masters League success.”This year we have a powerful combination of athletes with two years experience,” he added.Perkins finished the tournament with five goals to lead the Selects offence.Sutherland was in goal for all games.The bronze medal is a bit of sweet revenge for many of the U17 Selects athletes, who finished sixth overall last season at the tournament in North Vancouver.In 2013, many of those same players lost a bid for a medal after being knocked into the consolation round on a tie-breaker following round robin play.Nelson held a lead in the final round robin game with four minutes remaining before Prospect Lake scored to earn a 3-3 tie with the Selects.The point was enough to advance Prospect Lake into the bronze medal game after edging Nelson out on a tiebreaker. Dropping the opener at the BC Soccer Provincial B Girl’s Championship didn’t stop the Nelson U17 Selects.The Selects just got better as the tournament progressed, culminating with a 6-1 trouncing of the host Attack side Sunday in the U17 Girl’s bronze medal game in Chillwack.Striker Naomi Perkins, finishing the game with a hat-trick, scored twice in the first half to stake the Kootenay Reps to the early they outsiders would not relinquish.Jenna Wheeldon, converting a penalty kick from 30 meters away, Aroha Tahini Senchel and Camille Gabhart, netting a breakaway marker, also scored for the Selects, who dominated the Fraser Valley squad from the opening kickoff.”Naomi scored on a pass from Abby (Bouchier-Willans) in the first minute of the game to set the tone for us,” said Nelson co-coach Justin Willans.”We dominated for the first 30 minutes and had two beauty saves from (keeper Bronwyn Sutherland) to keep us ahead.”Nelson opened the tournament with a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Aldergove Ambush. Aroha Tahini Senchel scored the lone goal for Nelson.last_img read more

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Leafs shuffle deck chairs in hopes saving sinking season

first_imgWhen you’re a team struggling to find anything positive in a losing season, changes are inevitable.Which is why the Nelson Leafs pulled the plug on a pair of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League deals to inject some life, and hopefully wins, into the Heritage City franchise.Leafs’ Head Coach and Director of Player Personal Mario DiBella announced Tuesday a deal that brings in two players that “helps us immediately.”Nelson acquired defenceman Brennan Grocock and forward Logan Wullum from the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in exchange for the Junior B rights of defenceman Austin Anselmo.DiBella was able to re-acquire Anselmo’s Junior B rights by trading defenceman Austin Steger to Osoyoos Coyotes.DiBella also sent netminder Ben Kelsch to Kamloops Storm for future considerations freeing up space at the netminding position where Jason Sandhu and Devin Allen remain. “(Logan) Wullum is a hard working, fast forward that has good hands while (Brennan) Grocock is a fleet-footed defenceman with an offensive flair,” DiBella explained.The 5’11” Grocock played two games for the Thunder Cats after starting the season in Golden while the 18-year-old Wullum played just 12 games for Creston.Nelson has been mired in a slump that has seen the team drop eight of nine games to fall to fourth in the Murdoch Division standings.However, DiBella remains optimistic there’s plenty of time in the season to right the ship.“During that span there were games where we played with less than a full lineup and we still out played teams . . . we just ran out of gas,” DiBella said.DiBella said both players practiced with the team Tuesday and will be ready when the Leafs travel to meet Castlegar Rebels Wednesday in the Sunflower City.Nelson, 9-12-0-0-2, trails the second-place Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins by four points in the standings. Castlegar has won seven straight games, including a 4-2 decision November 10 over the Leafs in a game Nelson outshot the hosts 47-28.Nelson hosts Grand Forks Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.ICE CHIPS: Austin Anselmo was dealt last season to 
Surrey Eagles of the BCHL. The Trail native, currently playing for the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, has five goals and eight assists in 19 games. . . . Nelson native Ben Kelsch never really found a home with the Leafs after being acquired from Creston in the preseason. The 17-year-old goalie had two wins in seven games for Nelson. . . . DiBella said forward Sam Weber is only player on the team bothered by injury.last_img read more

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Rust-resistant soya for Africa

first_imgThe resistant cultivar, right, compared to rust-afflicted growth on the left. (Image: IITA) MEDIA CONTACTS Jeffrey OliverIITA corporate communications manager+234 2 241 2626 ext. 2773 USEFUL LINKS • Int’l Institute for Tropical Agriculture • National Cereal Research Institute • UN Food and Agriculture OrganisationRELATED ARTICLES• Super sorghum for Africa • Ethiopian wins World Food Prize • Uganda leads rice researchJanine ErasmusWest and Central African farmers will soon be able to enjoy better harvests thanks to the development and imminent distribution of a soya bean variety that resists the invasive and highly destructive Asian soya bean rust.The plant was developed at the Nigeria-based International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, with further assistance from the National Cereal Research Institute.It is the first rust-resistant soya bean variety to be made available for cultivation, and is due to be released soon in not only in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, but also in other West and Central African countries.IITA pathologist Ranajit Bandyopadhyay, speaking to the Africa Science News Service in July 2009, said the new soya bean variety, known as TGx 1835-10E, has resistance genes that give it the edge against all types of rust fungus currently known in Nigeria.He also said that IITA has a back-up stock of several other resistant strains of soya beans, just in case the rust fungus adapts to TGx 1835-10E and the resistant soya bean succumbs.Seeds are expected to be available by the start of the 2010 sowing season at a nominal cost, making the new variety affordable for small farmers.Halting the spread of the fungal disease could literally mean the difference between life and death for many impoverished Africans who depend on soya production for their livelihoods.It is generally agreed that the most effective rust-control method is a combination of chemicals and the use of resistant soya bean strains. The latter have not been available until now, and chemicals are often unaffordable for African subsistence farmers.The new cultivar is not resistant to all fungal diseases, but it will go a long way towards providing peace of mind to those farmers whose entire income depends on the success of their crops.“It does give relief to farmers faced with the challenges of rust disease without any other solution,” commented Cereal Research Institute pathologist Olumide Shokalu.Disaster for farmersAsian soya bean rust originated in Japan in the early 20th century. There are several types which vary in virulence, but it is the most aggressive strain – caused by the Phakopsora pachyrhizi fungus – that is currently causing worldwide ruin.The disease means disaster for farmers, especially those working on a small scale, because the spread of its spores causes widespread defoliation and considerable yield loss – as much as 80%. And in countries which depend on agriculture for income, such as Nigeria where about 60% of Nigerians work in the agricultural sector, every plant counts.The disease is found in most soya bean growing areas of the world. While the parasite does need living tissue to survive, it is unfortunately compatible with over 90 other plant species, including commonly grown crops and weeds such as kudzu. This makes it even harder to eradicate.However, TGx 1835-10E offers hope for hard-pressed African farmers who do battle daily with plant diseases, wild animals that plunder their crops, and the unforgiving climate.The IITA says the new variety has the potential to significantly increase soya bean production in Africa’s high-risk areas. As well as being rust-resistant and early-maturing, TGx 1835-10E is also high-yielding. IITA data shows that it yielded an average of 1 655 kg/ha grain and 2 210 kg/ha fodder in field trials in Nigeria.The TGx 1835-10E breeding line was one of only three out of an initial 178 that excelled through successive rounds of testing in the field between 2002 and 2006.TGx 1835-10E received approval for general cultivation in Nigeria in December 2008 and was registered with the Nigerian National Variety Release Committee in June 2009.A worldwide curseThe P. pachyrhizi fungus arrived in Africa in 1996 and has spread rapidly across the continent, affecting countries including Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda, Nigeria, Mozambique and Cameroon. It was first reported in Nigeria in 1999 and in South Africa in 2001.The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation names Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda as the continent’s main soya bean growers. However, these countries have suffered devastating losses to the persistent pest.According to stopsoybeanrust.com, South Africa has reported yield losses between 10% and 80% in recent years. Neighbouring Zimbabwe has lost between 60% and 80% of commercial crops due to the fungal disease.Soya bean rust reached South America five years after its arrival in Africa, and has caused heavy losses there too. Brazil is reported to have lost US$2-billion (R16-billion) due to crop failure in 2003, although the country had spent $400-million (R3.2-billion) on fungicides.In September 2004, fungal spores borne on hurricane winds reached North America, via Louisiana. By then, the US was on the alert and had put into place a control strategy.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

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The Time Value of Money

first_imgThe Personal Finance team will be presenting a 90-minute webinar on The Time Value of Money on Tuesday, February 21 at 11 a.m. ET. Learn more about the event.By Carol ChurchIn the past, I’ve worked as a freelance contractor for various companies, a position that can be interesting and exciting but a bit unpredictable. One thing about freelancing is that sometimes it takes quite a while to be paid, either because a project is long-term (and “payable upon delivery”) or because clients are late with checks!While my family was not financially dependent on my relatively small freelance contribution, it felt frustrating to know that money was “out there” for me, but not yet delivered. One reason it bothered me? Something called “the time value of money.”What is the Time Value of Money?The idea behind the time value of money is that money we have NOW is worth more than money we will get in the future. This is because the money we have now—today–can be put to work today!Clock by steinchen. CC0 via Pixabay.com.Let’s say I plan to put my $2,000 freelance check in my savings account, since it’s not money we rely on for daily expenses. Even though on the surface, it might seem like $2,000 now and $2,000 in six months should be equivalent, that’s not the case. If I have it and can put it in the bank now, I can earn interest right now. But if I have to wait six months to receive a check for work I already did, I can’t earn interest during that six months. Or, thinking about it differently, let’s say I want to buy something with that money, such as a new air conditioner. In six months, a new A/C unit might cost more, since prices typically (not always) go up over time. My money is worth more now that it is later.How TVM Affects UsSo what are some ways that the time value of money, or TVM, affects us in our everyday life? There are a lot, and they may or may not work in our favor, depending. For instance, when we buy something we cannot afford to pay for right now, put it on a credit card, and end up paying a larger total for it in the end, that’s the credit card reminding us of the TVM. (We couldn’t pay them now, so they are charging us to make up for TVM, since they had to wait to be paid.)One very simple way to think about TVM and make this simple, but powerful principle a part of your mindset is to think about any purchase, especially an optional purchase (say, a luxury item such as a trip or a piece of jewelry) and consider TVM. Imagine that I’m thinking about going on a $2,000 vacation with my freelance check. I can spend that $2,000 now, and enjoy the experience. Or I could invest that money in a financial account that earns me 6% per year. If I can then hold off on spending it, not just today, but for 10 years, I’ll have $6,773! So what’s worth more to me: the vacation now, or the $6,733 later?Understand TVM to Make Wise ChoicesIn many cases, saving might be the right choice—but not always. Maybe I’m taking my vacation with teenagers who will have graduated from high school and moved on in 5 years. Maybe I haven’t been on vacation in a long time, and this is a dream trip I’ll always remember. And, of course, in real life, things are more complicated than a simple TVM makes it seem. Inflation eats away at our savings, interest rates fluctuate, opportunities may appear and disappear, and life happens.The point is, understanding the TVM (and even calculating it!) lets us make a more clear-eyed decision about purchases. This doesn’t mean we won’t make them—it may still be worth it. But we can think more carefully about what we truly prioritize.TVM calculators are available on the web for those who are curious about calculating this in their own lives. Here’s one. For directions, click on the “How to Use” tab.We’ll be using calculators, both manual and online versions, in our February 21 webinar on this topic. Learn more here.last_img read more

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Alyssa Valdez headed to Taipei to play for volley club ‘Attack Line’

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Bryant unveils NBA China academy plans CONTRIBUTED PHOTOPhilippine volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez is set for another stint overseas.The former Ateneo spiker is bound for Chinese Taipei next month to play as an import for a club team Attack Line.ADVERTISEMENT View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Nextcenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending 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 The 24-year-old Valdez said she had already been invited to play in Taipei two years ago, but she had to turn down the offer to focus on her final playing year with the Lady Eagles.“Two years ago in the under-23 their national team coaches asked me if I could go there but I still have one more playing year left in the UAAP so I stayed here but we saw each other again in the AVC and they asked me again if I could go there,” Valdez recalled.“It’s exciting because it’s also going to be my first time in Chinese Taipei so I’m excited not only for volleyball but also to explore their culture and tradition.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ LATEST STORIES Valdez announced her latest career move in an interview with her former Ateneo teammate turned TV reporter Gretchen Ho.“I just closed a deal with a Chinese Taipei club team, so I’m going to be there for the next few months,” Valdez said in a video posted by Ho.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“Hopefully, there will be a lot of Filipinos there that would make me feel at home. I’m also asking for your prayers that I get to give a good showing there,” she added in Filipino.Earlier in the year, Valdez suited up in Thailand as an import for 3BB Nakornnont. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Venus Williams rallies to oust 3rd-seed Petra Kvitova at Indian Wells

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Naomi Osaka turns tables on Kristina Mladenovic at Indian Wells Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash LATEST STORIES P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem She booked a third-round clash with fellow American Christina McHale, a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 winner over 30th-seeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova, who was runner-up to Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open in January, also reached the final in Dubai last month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Czech appeared to have taken control of the stadium court slugfest when she broke Williams for a 4-3 lead in the third.But Williams immediately broke back and Kvitova soon found herself serving to save the match. She took a 40-15 lead in the final game, but two double faults, followed by a lucky netcord bounce for Williams gave the American a match point and Kvitova sailed a ball long to end matters after two hours and 27 minutes. INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 09: Venus Williams of the United States serves against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during their women’s singles second round match on day six of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 09, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFPSeven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams rallied from a set and two breaks down to topple third-seeded Petra Kvitova 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday and reach the third round at Indian Wells.“Today I just fought and tried my hardest, waited for opportunities and sometimes created them,” said Williams, currently ranked 36th in the world.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

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a month ago​Arsenal agree Turner Sports US broadcasting deal

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Arsenal agree Turner Sports US broadcasting dealby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have become the latest Premier League club to secure distribution for their in-house television channel via Turner Sports’ B/R Live over-the-top (OTT) platform, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.Both Liverpool and Tottenham have agreed US distribution deals with B/R Live recently, and now Arsenal TV lands on the streaming service in an exclusive arrangement.Arsenal TV now also gets the benefits of the increased exposure of B/R Live’s availability via major smart TV’s as well as streaming products such as Amazon Fire and Roku.The Premier League club will push their international programming block via the B/R Live platform, comprising a three-hour period of Arsenal content produced for every match day, including pre and post-match coverage across the Premier League, the Uefa Europa League, and domestic cups.On non-match days, Arsenal TV offers subscribers the ability to watch full match replays of every first team game from the domestic league and cup competitions, with Turner’s Uefa rights deal also permitting retransmission of Europa League matches. Additionally, classic Arsenal matches will be available, as well as weekly magazine programming such as Arsenal World and Arsenal 360. last_img read more

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