Steady for so long, Francesco Molinari’s wet miscues cost him Masters

first_imgTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi02:08‘Andas wall’ prevents blocking of Black Nazarene image02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The 36-year-old Italian went 49 straight holes without a bogey at one point during the tournament. But a couple of bad swings erased all that good work in a hurry.“From my point of view, it’s just a step along the way,” Molinari said. “I think it wasn’t my day today. That ball on 12, if it is one yard further left it goes in the bunker (instead of the water). The third shot on 15, it could easily have not clipped the tree.“Sometimes it’s your day. Sometimes it isn’t.”Molinari said he hit an 8-iron on the decisive 12th hole. Last year’s British Open champion said the wind was difficult to judge on Sunday and he didn’t always have the control he wanted.“We picked the right shot.” Molinari said. “I just didn’t hit it hard enough. Simple as that. It was tough today with the wind gusting. I managed to scramble well on the front nine. I just had a couple mental lapses on the back nine that were costly.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES But Molinari was anything but petulant following the stinging setback. He acknowledged that watching Woods make history was special. Despite blowing a three-shot lead during the final round, he could appreciate the roars from the crowd and the electric atmosphere at Augusta National.However, he stopped short of saying he turned into a fan for a moment on the 18th green when Woods won.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night? MOST READ Tiger’s Journey: 11 years that felt like several lifetimes Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Francesco Molinari, of Italy, takes a drop on the 12th hole during the final round for the Masters golf tournament, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)AUGUSTA, Ga. — Francesco Molinari was gracious in defeat, despite losing control of the Masters following a wet and disappointing back nine.Just two bad shots, that’s all it took. Two splashdowns in the water and two double bogeys Sunday left him watching Tiger Woods celebrate capturing another green jacket.ADVERTISEMENT Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs View comments SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“No,” he said before breaking into a small grin. “Sorry.”After playing rock-solid golf for 3½ rounds, Molinari flinched and errors opened the door for Woods — and others. Molinari hit his tee shot into the water at No. 12 and his third shot on No. 15 ended up wet as well. Read Next “But it is what it is.”It looked like Molinari might run away with his second major in two years during the first part of the round. He made six straight pars as others faltered. When he walked to the No. 7 tee box, he had a three-shot lead, looking unfazed by what was happening around him.He made bogey on No. 7 to end his par-or-better streak at 49 holes, but recovered with a birdie on No. 8. At the turn, he was still two shots ahead.But the first double bogey on 12 dropped him into a tie for the lead. The second on 15 sent him tumbling out of contention.“You cannot open the door to those kids of great players,” Molinari’s caddie Pello Iguaran said. “So you see what happens.”By the time 18 approached, the roars from the crowd had turned toward Tiger. The opportunity for his second major title had disappeared.“I’m really happy of the way I felt out there,” Molinari said. “I was calm, collected, never panicked — even after the first double bogey. I learned a lot of things today.“I did a few things I wish I had done differently now, but I learn from my mistakes.”last_img read more

Tusker ready for Cecafa assignment

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, July 10- Tusker FC head coach Sammy Omollo is wary of their group opponents as they prepare to represent the country in the CECAFA Kagame Club Cup Championship which kicks off in Dar salaam, Tanzania on Saturday.Speaking to Capital sport on Tuesday, Omollo said the fact he has never faced the two sides in Group B, Tanzanian league runners up Azam FC and Mafunzo from Zanzibar, has made him adjust his tactics in readiness for the regional tournament. “I don’t have much information about the two sides, but given that Azam has two of our local players in their squads will pose a challenge for us“However, all the teams participating in this tournament are strong in their respective domestic leagues so we definitely have to take them seriously,” he added before their afternoon training session.The Kenya Premier League (KPL) title holders will play their opening match against Mafunzo on July 19 before they take on Azam on July 21 in their final group tie.The Azam side is likely to parade their new acquisition, former Gor Mahia striker George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo alongside defender Ibrahim Shikanda for the game.Omollo is of the view that the dates of the fixtures will give them an edge over the other teams since its gives them time to acclimatize to the weather conditions.“The dates are so convenient for us, we will use the ample spare time we have to watch how the other teams are playing in their group stages“Hopefully when we progress, we will be in a position to mount a strong challenge against these sides,” he stressed insisting they have put their early exit from the CAF Champions League behind them.The tactician who currently leads the KPL on 36 points is banking on his charges to replicate their form in the tournament especially now that he only has one long term injury concern from Crispin Olando.“I have a lot of depth in my squad who have been instrumental in our superb performance in the league which is a morale booster for us as we travel to Tanzania“We are aware of the expectations and will be looking to enhance our playing unit and reward our fans and sponsors with good results, added Omollo. Among the notable players in his squad are, Custodian Boniface Oluouch who was impressive between the posts for the national team against Malawi during the 2014 World Cup qualifier at the Moi International Sports Kasarani last month.Others are captain Joseph Shikokoti, striker Dennis Mukaisi and midfielder Jerry Santos who has had a stint with Simba Fc of Tanzania.In relation to the domestic league, the tactician added he is confident of retaining the title pointing out that performances against the current top teams will give them the push in their quest.“Positive results against AFC Leopards who will face first upon our return, Ulinzi and Sofapaka are crucial in our title defence since they are our biggest threats at the moment“However we will not underrate the rest of the teams but we hope to maintain the consistency throughout the second leg,” he said about the prospects of retaining the trophy, a feat that was last achieved by Ulinzi when they won the title three times in a row seven years ago.Omollo is still bullish that the recent loss of his key players Paul Were to AFC Leopards and Brain Mandela to South Africa’s Santos will not have a major effect in his plans.“Were was good but we have managed to find a fine replacement in Joshua Oyoo, but bear in mind we have managed to post remarkable results without Mandela when he was away for the trials” The team is currently in residential camp at their Ruaraka grounds and will depart the country on Sunday for Tanzania.11 clubs will contest the two week championship that will be broadcast live on Supersport across Africa.They include Tusker (Kenya), title holders Yanga, Simba and Azam from Tanzania, APR (Rwanda), Atletico (Burundi), Ports (Djibouti), URA (Uganda ), Mafunzo (Zanzibar),Wau Salam (South Sudan) and Vita club (DRC).Yanga will begin their defense of the championship against Burundi’s Atletico on July 14.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Insider Trading – Costa happy? Man United after Benzema? Plus, Liverpool transfer news!

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.He discusses reports Chelsea striker Diego Costa is desparate to return to Atletico Madrid, and claims they are nothing more then mischief making from the Spanish press.There’s also the latest on Manchester United star David De Gea, and Haughton reveals the Red Devils may try and sign Karim Benzema if the goalkeeper makes a move to Real Madrid.Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne also comes under the spotlight, with reports Liverpool have moved ahead of Chelsea and Manchester United in the race for the 24-year-old.Here’s some of the top transfer rumours on and Tottenham target set to be offered bumper new dealAston Villa striker Christian Benteke set to stay?Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini still hopeful of signing Manchester City starReports – Bayern Munich beat Newcastle to Monaco defenderDavid Moyes could send Sociedad striker on loan to former club EvertonGalatasaray move to tie down Wesley Sneijder amid Manchester United transfer linkAston Villa striker set for shock move to Turkey?Real Madrid join Liverpool in race for World Cup starlast_img read more

Running Payroll, more work than you get paid for?

first_imgOutsourced Book Keeping Services are taking the hassle out of payroll processes for small to medium businesses.In January 2019 Revenue introduced PAYE Modernisation implementing the real time submission of payroll.  This was the biggest single change in the PAYE system since the 1960s and was muted to be vastly improved, more efficient and was to remove much of the obligation of administration placed on employers.  Employers are now obliged to submit details of wages paid to employees on or before the payment date.  So almost 12 months down the line, how has this actually been reflected in the day to day management of the payroll process?  For larger organisations there has been little change, other than the weekly obligation to file submissions. These organisations were carrying out processes anyway and if anything it has indeed reduced the workload. Monthly P30s have been replaced by accepting the submissions made by the normal due date of the 14th of the following month and payments made depending on the payment schedule a business is on.  P60s are gone and so is the P35 submission due in February. Software houses have been busy keeping up with the changes, making the necessary changes to their software and rolling it out. But what about smaller organisations, those small sole traders and director run companies who managed before by calculating wages manually or developed spreadsheets to calculate wages or ran a small payroll process to the best of their ability or had their accountant calculate their payroll and make submissions on their behalf?  Well if you are in that category then you don’t need to be told that it has been far from more efficient. It may be improved but it has, if anything, increased the administration process. Where before, if you got away with doing the dreaded wage calculation just before your return was due then that luxury, if it was one, is gone. You may now be faced with the “Did you or Didn’t you” submission question.  It’s probably turned into the weekly or monthly PITA and Yes correct or not who likes seeing the “Deemed” submission just because you checked on the 15th? In reality it’s probably more hassle than its worth. Even if your wages are the same week in or week out you now have this additional administrative burden or running payroll, the cost of software to run it or the additional accountant’s fee for doing this for you that you may not even be aware of yet.Stuck with these new obligations? Its always worth considering the most efficient, cost effective and hassle free way of meeting them but whatever happens, don’t ignore them!Outsourced Book Keeping Services offer an alternative hassle free method of processing your weekly, fortnightly or monthly payroll.  Specifically targeted at small to medium businesses their automated processes ensure the accurate and timely processing of wages. Simply complete the online form to set up an employee or submit their weekly hours and the rest is completed for you, payslips emailed to employees and Revenue returns completed, No Hassle, No Stress, No Bother.Whether its 1 or many employees the rate stays the same, €1.85 + VAT per employee per week, No set up Fee and no software required.  Why have the stress when someone else can have it for you? Payroll, more work than you get paid for? was last modified: December 6th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:obs irelandOutsourced Book Keeping ServicesPayrolllast_img read more

Bournemouth 0-2 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola’s side reignite title bid

first_img1 The Citizens moved within eight points of league leaders Chelsea Manchester City seized their chance to close the gap on league leaders Chelsea to eight points after seeing off Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.Goals from Raheem Sterling and an own-goal from Tyrone Mings capped off a productive night for the Citizens as they moved into second place to become Antonio Conte’s side’s most likely title challengers.Pep Guardiola’s team were dealt a blow approaching the quarter-hour when Gabriel Jesus hobbled off with a foot injury and was replaced by Sergio Aguero.But the Citizens carried on without the in-form Brazilian – who had scored three goals in two league starts – and went close through Sterling.Leroy Sane’s trickery opened up the space for Sterling to run in behind an off balance Adam Smith before the winger darted through the Bournemouth defence. Sterling let fly as the ball ricocheted off Steve Cook and onto the crossbar, leaving Artur Boruc as a helpess bystander.City, however, did not have to wait much longer and it was Sterling who broke the deadlock having come so close only moments earlier.Bournemouth lost possession in midfield and David Silva released Sane down the left wing. The German international centred for Sterling, and with another Cook deflection, the ball fell for Sterling to tap home at the back post.The hosts reacted and were unfortunate to not find themselves level almost immediately after Josh King was judged to have fouled John Stones.Jordan Ibe sent a through ball into the path of King, who looked to have pulled back the arm of the City defender, before going clean through on goal and firing past Willy Caballero. But Neil Swarbrick spotted the foul and the strike was correctly ruled out.Aguero, having had to be content with a place on the bench in recent weeks, got his moment in the spotlight after playing a crucial part in City’s second and match clinching goal.Sterling left Smith in a twist on the left wing before crossing for the first half substitute. Aguero reacted instinctively and prodded the ball towards the far post, before watching his effort deflect off Mings and into the net.A dominant City came close to adding a third, as Sane opted for power instead of finesse when the goal was at his mercy. But the German’s lack of clinical finishing did not come back to haunt the visitors, as they moved within eight points of league leaders Chelsea.last_img read more


first_imgUnsuccessful Donegal South West byelection candidate Barry O’Neill was not selected by Fine Gael to run in the General Election at a convention last night.Mr O’Neill (37), an RTÉ sports reporter and producer, was defeated by sitting TD Dinny McGinley (65), following a party ruling at the convention in Glenties that it run only one candidate in the constituency where Tánaiste Mary Coughlan holds a Fianna Fáil seat and Pearse Doherty holds a seat for Sinn Fein.DINNY IS SELECTED TO TAKE ON DONEGAL SW FOR FINE GAEL was last modified: January 24th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

Stingel Joins Indiana Youth Institute Board

first_imgIn addition to her role on IYI’s board, Stingel also serves on the board of directors for Indiana Historic Pathways and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. She currently lives in her hometown of Salem, Indiana.Stingel begins her term on the board in January of 2016. For a complete list of board members, visit the new IYI website.The Indiana Youth Institute promotes the healthy development of Indiana children and youth by serving the people, institutions, and communities that impact their well-being. Stingel earned her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University before completing her master’s degree at Indiana University in 2014. She worked for Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation before joining OCRA. The board of directors for the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) has announced the election of a new board member, Keeley Stingel, the South Central Indiana community liaison for the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs (OCRA).last_img read more

Dordt Football At Home To Conclude Regular Season

first_imgSioux Center, Iowa — Dordt will host Midland on Saturday, November 16 with kickoff at 1:00.Midland is 6-4 this season and 5-3 in the GPAC and the Warriors have won five games in a row after absorbing four losses in a row. The Warriors lost to Northwestern on September 14 on a last second field goals 26-25 and lost to Morningside the following week 51-29.  Midland dropped a 47-44 decision to Missouri Baptist in a non-conference game on September 28 and Briar Cliff beat the Warrriors in Fremont on October 5 by a 13-7 count.  Since then the Warriors have wins over Hastings, Dakota Wesleyan, Jamestown, Concordia and Doane.  The closest game in that winning streak was a 27-7 victory over Concordia on November 2.Midland rushes for 207 yards per game and passes for 220 and has a total offensive output per game of 427.   The Warrior are scoring 36 points per game and allow 23. The defense surrenders 105 yards per game on the ground and 228 in the air.Dordt is 7-3 this season with a 34-21 loss to Keiser (Florida) to open the season and a 30-9 win over Waldorf the following week. Dordt also faced defending NAIA National Champion Morningside and lost a 56-14 decision to the Mustangs before going on the road to Jamestown and earning a 41-6 win.  Dordt made it two wins in a row on September 28 with a 57-22 home win against Dakota Wesleyan.  After a bye week the Defenders were tripped up by Northwestern on October 12, 35-6.  The Defenders got back to their winning ways with a 61-0 win over Doane two weeks ago and followed that with a 35-0 win over Concordia on October 26.  The Defenders have added wins over Hastings and Briar Cliff in recent weeks to forge the 6-2 GPAC record.The Defenders have run for 346 yards per game and passed for 132 yards per outing.  Teams have gained 173 yards on the ground per game against Dordt and have passed for 159.last_img read more

Stage Beyond’s latest production is bound to be ‘A Grand Spectacle’!

first_imgA dozen young Donegal actors will take to the stage in Derry this weekend with the talented cast of a theatre company for adults with learning difficulties which is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary with a dynamic fundraising show.Members of Stage Beyond stretching from Letterkenny to Gweedore have starring roles in their latest production billed ‘A Grand Spectacle’, which will take place in the City Hotel tomorrow at 7.30pm.The 28-strong cast will be joined by critically acclaimed Derry composer and musician Frank Gallagher as musical director, and NI Opera star Doreen Curran who is also from the city. Gallagher has worked with some of the biggest names in the showbiz world such as Dame Shirley Bassey to Sinead O’Connor, but he says nothing compares to being back home in Derry performing with Stage Beyond.The London-based record producer and arranger whose credits include world renowned artists as diverse as Charlotte Church, OperaBabes, James Galway, Ronan Keating, Celtic Tenors, The Priests and Andre Rieu, told Donegal Daily: “This has been, without reservation, the single most rewarding experience of my career.”High praise indeed from Frank, who played a key role in some of the musical highlights during Derry’s reign as UK City of Culture 2013, and has been working recently with E Street Band Bassist Garry Tallent on his first solo tour, now back on tour with Bruce Springsteen. Paying tribute to Stage Beyond manager Dee Conaghan and her team, Frank Gallagher said: “I am delighted to play my part in the celebration of this great company and for my time spent at home with something of a hidden jewel in the cultural landscape of the North West.”Mezzo-soprano Doreen Curran, who will also wow the audience in the City Hotel’s Grand Ballroom said: “It’s an absolute privilege to be part of Stage Beyond’s performance on Sunday. Their enthusiasm and positivity is so uplifting and I feel honoured to be performing alongside them.”Admission to ‘A Grand Spectacle’ on Sunday, June 18th is £20 and includes refreshments. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7.30pm.Stage Beyond’s latest production is bound to be ‘A Grand Spectacle’! was last modified: June 18th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:a grand spectacleStage Beyondlast_img read more

South Africa, China strengthen ties

first_img26 March 2013 The signing of agreements in various fields would serve to strengthen the already cordial ties between South Africa and China, President Jacob Zuma said in Pretoria on Tuesday. Speaking during the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Zuma said China had received much success in a short time and that South Africa had much to learn from China. The poverty, unemployment and inequity that South Africans and the South in general continued to face, was precisely what brought the two countries together, Zuma said. “We view China’s success as a source of hope and inspiration as we engage with the task of finding our own solutions for bringing about a better future. The rise of China, therefore, has lessons for us all as we seek to emulate your example.” China is South Africa’s biggest trading partner and a significant investor in the South African economy, with exports from South Africa to China in 2012 totalling R89-billion. Imports from China to South Africa totalled R112-billion, with total trade standing at R201-billion. Various agreements – involving state entities such as Transnet as well as government departments such as the Department of International Relations and Cooperation – were signed between the two countries in Pretoria on Tuesday. The South African Revenue Service (SARS) signed a declaration of intent on capacity building with China, while the two countries also signed the terms of reference of the Joint Inter-Ministerial Working Group on South Africa-China Cooperation. South Africa and China have enjoyed 15 years of formal diplomatic relations, with this milestone set to be observed in both countries starting next year. It has been proposed that 2014 be heralded the “Year of South Africa in China” and that 2015 be declared the “Year of China in South Africa”. “To underscore this cooperation is the signing of the China-South Africa People’s Friendship Association. This is one of the building blocks that will further enhance cooperation between our peoples,” Zuma said. “We acknowledge and appreciate China’s engagement with South Africa in the fields of science and technology, agriculture, health as well as capacity building and skills transfer in human resources and education.” He also expressed gratitude for the scholarships provided by the Chinese government to South African students, with another 200 scholarships having been added to the programme. Xi, who took over from Hu Jintao as Chinese president on 14 March, said it was “a great pleasure to visit. [We] have a profound traditional friendship.” Xi has brought a high-level business delegation with him on a visit that coincides with South Africa’s hosting of the fifth BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit, which kicked off in Durban on Tuesday. China, he said, was committed to intensifying its economic relations with South Africa. “I brought an investment mission with me who will sign agreements worth billions of dollars,” he said in his remarks following talks with Zuma. Source: read more