TSX to advance amid rising commodities

Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Related news The Toronto stock market looked set for a higher open Monday as commodity prices advanced and investors hoped the departure of the co-CEOs of Research In Motion Ltd. signalled an improvement in the fortunes of the BlackBerry maker. RIM announced late Sunday that Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis would be replaced by RIM’s little-known chief operating officer, Thorsten Heins. Keywords Marketwatch Share this article and your comments with peers on social media TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Malcolm Morrison The Waterloo, Ont-based company has seen its fortunes plunge over the last few years as it lost market share to Apple iPhones and iPads and phones using Google’s Android. RIM also suffered though a global four-day service outage. RIM (TSX:RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM) shares were up almost five per cent in pre-market trading in New York. The shares closed Friday on the TSX at C$17.24, down sharply from its 52-week high of $69.30. The Canadian dollar was up 0.38 of a cent to 99.08 cents US. U.S. futures moved higher as investors looked past delays in reaching an agreement between Greece and its private creditors that would further ease Europe’s debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial futures gained 23 points to 12,677, the Nasdaq futures were ahead 4.2 points to 2,439 and the S&P 500 futures rose 1.4 points to 1,312.2. Greece’s private creditors are being asked to accept longer maturities and lower interest rates on new bonds swapped for their existing ones. Greece wants interest rates as low as three per cent on the new bonds. But the private creditors believe that is too low and are aiming for about 4.5%. Both sides say a deal is nevertheless very close. An agreement is necessary if Greece is to get the next batch of bailout cash that would prevent a devastating debt default. Oil prices ran up after the European Union formally adopted an oil embargo Monday against Iran and a freeze of the assets of the country’s central bank. The package is part of sanctions meant to pressure the country to resume talks on its nuclear program. Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz if the U.S. and other countries impose more sanctions on it because of its nuclear program. Many analysts doubt that Iran could set up a blockade for long, but any supply shortages would cause supplies to tighten. The March crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 95 cents to US$99.28 a barrel. Metal prices also advanced with copper ahead five cents to US$3.79 a pound while gold climbed $9.90 to US$1,673.90 an ounce. European markets were positive as London’s FTSE index gained 0.75%, Frankfurt’s DAX was ahead 0.48% and the Paris CAC 40 moved up 0.43%. Only a handful of markets were open for business in Asia. Trading is closed in mainland China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines for Chinese New Year. Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock average closed little changed and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.3%. In other corporate news, Ottawa-based Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN) has launched a patent suit against Research In Motion Ltd. The suit filed in a U.S. district court in Florida claims that the BlackBerry maker is infringing on two patents belonging to Wi-LAN. Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) has acquired GeoMicro, Inc., a California-based company that provides advanced geographic information systems and navigation products. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed in Monday’s announcement. In the U.S., energy services giant Halliburton reports that its net income jumped nearly 50% in the final three months of 2011 to US$906 million as rising oil prices sparked new drilling projects. Revenue increased 36.9% to $7.06 billion. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Ottawa’s new privacy rules give businesses flexibility on data breach reporting

first_img Desjardins Group says 2019 theft of 4.2 million members’ data cost $108 million David Paddon cybersecurity of network of connected devices and personal data security, concept on virtual interface with consultant in background nicoelnino/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Federal data breach regulations set to take effect Nov. 1 will require mandatory reporting of security breaches that pose a “real risk of significant harm,” but give businesses flexibility about how that’s done.Ottawa has rolled out the long-awaited requirements in a notice in the Canada Gazette that indicates the government wanted to protect consumers without overburdening private-sector organizations with excessive costs or complexity. Court approves data breach settlements with BMO, CIBC Related news IIROC urges vigilance amid heightened cybersecurity threats Keywords Privacy,  Cybersecurity Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The regulations require organizations to determine if a data breach poses a risk to any individual whose information was involved and then to notify the federal privacy commissioner and affected individuals “as soon as feasible.”The newly published regulations also give organizations flexibility to use any form of communication to individuals that a reasonable person would consider appropriate, such as phone, email or advertisement.Companies that had been hacked had previously been alerting the public on their own timeline, although those under federal jurisdiction have been notifying the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and some provinces have other requirements.There was mixed reaction Thursday to the new regulations for the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) , part of an update that was passed into law in 2015.Class action lawyer Jean-Marc Leclerc said “it’s a good thing in a general sense that finally a statute in Canada requires a privacy breach to be notified” even though it provides too much “wiggle room” to organizations with breaches.He’s a partner at Sotos LLP, a Toronto-based firm that’s launched a class action case against Equifax Canada shortly after American credit-monitoring service Equifax Inc. revealed a breach affecting an estimated 143 million people in the United States.“The point is, there was no legislation in force that required Equifax to disclose what, at that point, looked like extremely sensitive financial information belonging to potentially millions of Canadians who were in Equifax’s databases.”But he said disclosure of a breach could damage the organization’s reputation and open it to class action suits that would usually be far more expensive than a fine of $100,000 per violation of the breach notification regulations.“Faced with those consequences, and the possibility of a $100,000 fine, I know what some companies would choose,” Leclerc said in a interview.However privacy lawyer Imran Ahmad, a partner at Miller Thomson, said he thinks the $100,000 fine does provide “some teeth” and the requirement to do a risk analysis and keep records of all breaches for two years can be “onerous.”“It’s a record that can be used against you,” Ahmad said.Former Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian, who now heads a privacy centre of excellence at Ryerson University, said that the wording in the new federal regulations is far too loose to sufficiently protect consumers.She added that the whole point of notifying the privacy commissioner of all breaches — without the condition that they are a “real risk” of “significant” harm — was to ensure that individuals know that a breach of their security had happened.“This lets everybody off the hook,” Cavoukian said.Recent news reports have revealed that the Uber ride-hailing company tried to cover up a breach more for than a year by paying off hackers.Prior to that, it took Yahoo! years to disclose the full extent of a 2013 breach. It originally announced one billion people were affected but announced last year, after the Equifax revelation, that about three billion people were affected.In 2010, the province of Alberta became the first Canadian jurisdiction to require private-sector organizations disclose breaches when “a real risk of significant harm” exists.Uber only began to alert Canadians who had been compromised in its data breach after Alberta’s privacy commissioner ruled it must notify impacted drivers and riders in the province.The new federal regulations provide more clarity about PIPEDA, which was amended in 2015 to provide for fines of up to $100,000 per violation once the regulations come into force.After consultations last year, the new regulations will require organizations to keep records of security breaches for at least two years after discovery, not five years as the privacy commissioner recommended.The Gazette notice posted on Wednesday says that five years was considered “overly burdensome” for regulated organizations given that record-keeping requirements cover all breaches, regardless of the risk they pose.Similarly, the PIPEDA revision rejects the privacy commissioner’s request for mandatory reports on how an organization conducted its assessment of the risk of harm posed by a breach — saying it exceeded Parliament’s intention.last_img read more

248 Public Sector Employees Complete Courses at UWI

first_imgRelated248 Public Sector Employees Complete Courses at UWI Related248 Public Sector Employees Complete Courses at UWI FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Some 248 public sector employees, who successfully completed courses at the University of the West Indies (UWI) School of Continuing Studies, were presented with certificates of competence at an awards ceremony held yesterday (February 27), at the Phillip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, UWI.The courses were provided under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Training Programme, which forms part of the MOU II agreement, signed between the Government and the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU), representing public sector workers, in May 2006.While addressing key fiscal issues, the MOU also spoke to the human development needs of the public sector workforce.The participants were trained in the areas of Computer Graphics, Personal Computer (PC) Support and Maintenance, Computer Networking, Speech Writing and Public Speaking, Marketing and Sales, Access English, Computer Literacy, Computer Fundamentals, Events Management and Web Page Design.Speaking at the ceremony, State Minister in the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Fitz Jackson urged the graduates to embrace lifelong learning as their mantra and to continue to learn as they grow.“As you make use of the opportunities that have been provided for you through this programme, we want you to continue to make yourself more marketable, not only within the public service, but also outside the sector as well as outside the region,” he told the graduates.The Minister further implored the graduates to ensure that they contribute to the viability of their organisations in a positive manner.“Each of us in our position of employment must ensure that we remain valuable to our organizations. We should ensure that we contribute in the best way possible in the dispensing of those services for which the organization was established,” he said.Meanwhile, President of the Jamaica Civil Service Association, Wayne Jones, explained that the programme sought to help prepare public sector employees for the modern labour market.“You are being prepared for a labour market that is characterized by high levels of competitiveness and also one that has no boundaries. Opportunities exist for you, not only within the geographic boundaries of Jamaica but also in the wider Caribbean and indeed all over the world,” he told the participants.Under the MOU II, public sector workers can also access training in areas such as e-government, project management, change management, stress management, writing skills and conflict resolution, which will directly contribute to improved job performance.The programme was implemented by the Cabinet Office in 2004 after the signing of the first MOU. To date, 28 categories of workers from 64 public sector organisations have benefited from the programme. A total of 70 training institutions have conducted 288 courses with some 4,100 employees successfully completing those courses. Advertisementscenter_img Related248 Public Sector Employees Complete Courses at UWI 248 Public Sector Employees Complete Courses at UWI UncategorizedFebruary 28, 2007last_img read more

Your Corner Wrench: A few tools that can help around the house

first_imgDoing DIY repairs? Here’s how to keep your warranty intactIf you’ve ever tried to locate almost anything on a modern engine that wasn’t bolted directly on top, you’ll know the benefit of having a set of eyes that can go almost anywhere. These cameras are great to help locate fluid leaks, or to identify what type of fastener you’re trying to reach and then guide your wrench to the correct spot. They can let you take a detailed peak inside your engine (via a spark plug hole) to check for carbon build-up or general cylinder conditions, and they can give you a sneak peek behind trim and body panels to identify fasteners before you break something trying to remove it. And of course, almost every use that makes them invaluable in the garage will make them indispensable around the house.Digital infrared thermometers can also be handy around both the garage and house. They’re readily available under $100, but their uses under the hood are limited — they can help diagnose a cooling system blockage, or give you fair warning if the part you’re about to grab is hot enough to burn. Some will even use them to help check out exhaust system components; on larger inline engines, they can also pinpoint a cylinder that’s experiencing incomplete or poor combustion by measuring the difference in surface temperatures. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED RELATED TAGSSafety and MaintenanceCorner WrenchFeature StoryMaintenanceNew Vehicles COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A borescope isn’t just useful under your car’s hood, it’s also handy around the house.  Supplied / iStock.com via Getty Images center_img Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” And because they’re fairly accurate from a distance, they can help detect heat loss locations and blocked or leaking HVAC ducts around the house. If cost was no object, every automotive DIYer would have a cabinet full of the latest technology in tools. But since most home driveway mechanics are trying to save money — not spend it — they make do with what’s at hand. However, there are some time- and labour-saving devices that deserve a second look as prices dropped substantially, not only since their introduction into the auto service world, but also as our cars and trucks get more complicated and cramped under the hood.It wasn’t that many years ago that any type of borescope, commonly known as inspection cameras, would set you back the equivalent of a car payment. But now, basic units are available for less than $100. They’re equipped with small, water-resistant cameras attached to a narrow cable, letting you see into the most hard-to-access places.Some come with a colour monitor built into the handle, others with a separate cell phone sized screen, and a few with just a cable that plugs into most electronic devices. The best ones to look for are those with longer cables for better accessibility, and with an adjustable light, letting you increase the illumination for extra dark areas. See More Videos ‹ Previous Next › advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca last_img read more

Napa Valley Vintners to Continue Legacy of Caring for Community Through…

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Napa Valley Vintners to Continue Legacy of Caring for Community Through New…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessNapa Valley Vintners to Continue Legacy of Caring for Community Through New Platform for GivingBy Press Release – November 17, 2020 284 0 Advertisement11/17/2020 – Saint Helena, CA – The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association excitedly looks toward 2021 as a time for new beginnings as they announce a new chapter for Auction Napa Valley.  In the spirit of innovation, the Napa Valley Vintners and Auction Napa Valley Boards of Directors have unanimously determined that is it time wrap up Auction Napa Valley in its current format and redefine how a world-class wine region fundraises for the good of its community “Pausing our Auction due to the global pandemic allowed us time to reflect on all we have achieved and gave us the space to envision what our future might look like.” said Robin Baggett, Chairman of the NVV Board of Directors.   In June 2021, the organization will not be hosting Auction Napa Valley, and will instead take the next year to dream up and create a completely new platform for giving, one that may inspire others for the next 40 years.   “Auction Napa Valley set the standard for world-class wine events, and we’re humbled to have inspired others to create countless events that have raised funds for many other worthy causes,” said Jack Bittner, Vice-Chair of the NVV Board. For forty years the Napa Valley wine community, our vintners, bidders, volunteers and partners have supported Auction Napa Valley with boundless generosity. Through Auction Napa Valley proceeds the NVV has given more than $200 million to care for the Napa Valley community.  While this coming year will be dedicated to re-imagining Auction Napa Valley, NVV will continue its commitment to the community in 2021 by utilizing reserve funds set aside in previous years for this purpose.  The NVV and its boards of directors remain dedicated to Auction Napa Valley’s mission: to leverage Napa Valley’s world-class wines to care for the community, and they are welcoming vintners and volunteers to the table to be part of the conversation and planning.   “When enjoying your next bottle of Napa Valley wine, we hope you will join us in raising a glass to 40 great years of success and to the great things to come in the next 40 years,” said Beth Novak Milliken, Secretary/Treasurer of the NVV Board. Advertisement TAGSNapa Valley Vintners ReddIt Facebook Twitter Email Pinterest Linkedin Share Previous articleAmador Wine Country Celebrates 2020 Harvest of “Amazing Quality”Next articleFire Pits, Heaters & Great Wine Make New Jersey Wineries the Place to Warm up at This Fall Press Releaselast_img read more

Identify private hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients for free or at nominal cost: SC to Centre

first_img Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Comments (0) WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals COVID-19 testDisaster Management ActSupreme Court Identify private hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients for free or at nominal cost: SC to CentreThe Supreme Court observed that there are private hospitals which have been given land either free of cost or at nominal rates and they should treat coronavirus infected patients for freeThe Supreme Court onon Wednesd asked the Centre to identify private hospitals where COVID-19 infected patients could get treatment for free or at a nominal cost.A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde, hearing the matter via video-conferencing, observed that there are private hospitals which have been given land either free of cost or at nominal rates and they should treat coronavirus infected patients for free.“You identify all those hospitals and find out,” the bench, also comprising Justices AS Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy, told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.“They have been given land either free of cost or at a very nominal rate. These charitable hospitals should treat patients for free,” the bench observed and posted the matter for hearing after one week.Mehta, appearing for the Centre, told the top court that this being a policy issue was required to be decided by the government. Mehta said he would file a response on the issue. The bench was hearing an application filed in a plea which has sought a direction for regulating the cost of treatment of COVID-19 at private hospitals across the country.The top court had on April 30 issued notice to the Centre and sought its response on the plea, filed by advocate Sachin Jain, which alleged that private hospitals are ‘commercially exploiting’ patients suffering from coronavirus in this hour of crisis.The petition has said that the government should mandate private hospitals which are running on public land allotted at concessional rates or running under the category of charitable institutions to at least for the present, treat COVID-19 patients either pro bono publico (for public good) or on no-profit basis.“The issue requires an urgent consideration of this court as many private hospitals are commercially exploiting the patients suffering from COVID-19 to make a fortune out of their miseries in the hour of national crisis,” the plea has alleged.It has also sought a direction to the Centre to bear the cost of COVID-19 treatment at private hospitals for the poor and vulnerable, who neither have any insurance cover nor have coverage under government schemes like Ayushman Bharat, and also of those who have the coverage but the cost of treatment surpasses their reimbursement.It has said that given the resource constraints of the public health sector in the country, extensive participation of the private healthcare sector would be required particularly in dealing with moderate and severe cases of coronavirus that would require hospitalisation.It has said that the Centre, in exercise of powers under the Disaster Management Act, has regulated the cost of tests for COVID-19 in the private health sector and in the same analogy, the government can also regulate the cost of treatment in private hospitals to combat the pandemic. News Patient Safety Related Posts Share By Press Trust of India on May 27, 2020 Read Article MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Identify private hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients for free or at nominal cost: SC to Centre Add Commentlast_img read more

Microsoft’s long-term COO to depart

first_imgHome Microsoft’s long-term COO to depart Microsoft announced it will revamp its sales and leadership teams following the departure of chief operating officer (COO) Kevin Turner, who leaves after 11 years at the company.Turner, who quits to become CEO at trading firm Citadel Securities, is one of the company’s highest paid executives, according to Wall Street Journal, and was primarily responsible for sales of every product at the company.In a public email addressed to Microsoft staff, Satya Nadella, CEO, said he will use the departure to “more deeply integrate sales into the rest of Microsoft and form one unified leadership team”.To that end, Nadella appears to have divided Turner’s position among five employees, with Judson Althoff set to lead worldwide commercial business, Jean Philippe Courtoise heading up global sales, marketing and operations, while Chris Capossela will man worldwide marketing and the consumer business.Kurt DelBene will head up IT and operations, as well as corporate strategy, and Amy Hood will be in charge of finance.The company, it appears, will no longer have a COO.Nadella said the changes reflect the fact that “the world is changing – and Microsoft must evolve with it and stay ahead”.Last year, Nadella also shook up leadership at the company following the departures of four senior executives, including Stephen Elop, the former chief of Nokia. Google taps retail with NYC store AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 08 JUL 2016 Tags Kavit Majithia Related Previous ArticleLG set for big Q2 profit jump but G5 “disappoints”Next ArticleInterview: Oberthur CEO center_img Nokia makes AI move with Microsoft Alianza sobre IA entre Nokia y Microsoft Author Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Devices COOMicrosoftNadellalast_img read more

Experience is overrated in Ryder Cup

first_imgNEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. – Golf is skewing younger than ever before, but for some reason Ryder Cup team captains continue to rely on aging warriors in the game’s biggest pressure-cooker. Experience is the most overused word in a Ryder Cup year, and European captain Thomas Bjorn hammered home its importance again and again Wednesday when he announced his four captain’s picks. Same for U.S. skipper Jim Furyk, who brought 40-somethings Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson back into the fold for the Americans. In an era of young, fearless players, six of the seven captain’s picks are 38 or older and have made a combined 41 Ryder Cup appearances. So much for a youth movement. “These four all bring so much to the Ryder Cup,” Bjorn said when announcing that Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson and Paul Casey will round out the European squad. “They bring loads of experience, loads of appearances, loads of points won, and they know what it’s like to win and lose. They’ll come in with heart and soul into this.” With five first-timers already on his roster, Bjorn might also have been scared off by what happened two years ago at Hazeltine, where then-captain Darren Clarke brought six rookies to an away game and watched them go a combined 7-9-1. It’s not a captain’s job to prepare the next generation of talent for the Ryder Cup – his concern is protecting himself for this match – and Bjorn ultimately decided that he’d rather risk his legacy by siding with the proven veterans. Ryder Cup: Articles, photos and videos Fair enough, but that strategy is inconsistent with the trends of the modern game – it’s just the second time in the past two decades that the average age of the Europeans (34.3) is higher than the Americans (32.8), a disparity that would be even greater if not for 48-year-old Mickelson.  So why the need for so many guys who have been there and done that? Rory McIlroy said it’s mostly for continuity in the team room – a veteran presence can bring a sense of calm and perspective while also offering guidance to the newcomers on what to expect during the week. “There’s no atmosphere like it,” Justin Rose added. “It’s an atmosphere you can’t really prepare for. It’s an atmosphere you don’t know how you’re going to react until you’ve done it a couple of times. That’s really the only factor – it’s a cauldron like no other that we play in.” But all of that experience in the cauldron hasn’t been worth much recently, if you recall some of the most memorable Ryder Cup performances. Though it’s impossible to pinpoint exactly when golf got young, the emergence of Rickie Fowler is generally a good starting point. He burst onto the scene in 2009, after spending only two seasons at Oklahoma State, and was picked for the Ryder Cup the following fall as a 21-year-old. It was an eye-opening ascension, proving to the next generation that they could experience almost-immediate success. The Ryder Cup has dozens of horror stories, of players feeling nauseas or being unable to feel their hands on the first tee, but ever since Fowler’s debut in the 2010 matches, the young, unproven talent have made the most noise. It started with Keegan Bradley, who teamed with Mickelson and went 3-1 at Medinah in 2012. It continued in 2014, with Victor Dubuisson earning a 2-0-1 record and helping the Europeans to victory, while Patrick Reed (3-1) and Jordan Spieth (2-1-1) were the lone bright spots in an otherwise dismal week for the Americans. Two years ago, Brooks Koepka bashed his way to a 3-1 mark at Hazeltine, perhaps setting the stage for his major breakthroughs, while Thomas Pieters was a revelation, going 4-1 for the Europeans. The average age of those standouts: 24. “Based on what you’re seeing on the Golf Channel or what you’re asked by the media, it seems like (experience) is 50 percent of it, but I think it’s 15 percent of it,” Spieth said. “Certainly there’s help to getting started and getting in the mix, but within our team just about everybody has had major-championship experience – and it’s a similar feeling, being in the hunt – so I think that experience is more important overall than just three days. “I think you can draw on experience, and it certainly can help, but I don’t think to the extent that it is sometimes pushed.”   Europe will trot out five rookies (Jon Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood, Alex Noren, Tyrrell Hatton and Thorbjorn Olesen) in Paris, though there’s nothing naïve about them – they’ve won a combined 30 event around the world. The Americans, so far, have only two “rookies”: Justin Thomas, who won the 2017 PGA, reached world No. 1 this year and has more Tour victories (eight) than any player over the past two seasons; and Bryson DeChambeau, the hottest player in golf, a three-time winner this season who has already locked up the top seed for the Tour Championship. Combined, they’re one year older (49) than Mickelson and ranked inside the top 7 in the world. There’s room for another first-timer, Tony Finau, but the most common argument used against him is that he doesn’t have the, ahem, requisite experience in the Ryder Cup arena. Well, the U.S. rookies – with none of the scar tissue of their predecessors – have gone 20-10-5 in the past three matches. Because experience isn’t as valuable as playing stellar golf.last_img read more

Park (68) nears 1st LPGA win in nearly 2 years

first_imgADELAIDE, Australia – Seven-time major champion Inbee Park hasn’t won an LPGA tournament in nearly two years, but her 19 tour victories include trophies at Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Malaysia. She might well be adding Australia soon to that total in the Asia-Pacific region. Park took a three-stroke lead at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open on Saturday after a 5-under 68, including a 40-foot birdie putt on the 18th at Royal Adelaide. She had a 54-hole total of 15-under 204. Nineteen-year-old Ayeon Cho will play in the final group with her fellow South Korean. Cho shot 69 on Saturday and was alone in second. American Marina Alex was in third at 11-under after a 70, four strokes behind. Full-field scores from the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open ”I had similar putts yesterday which didn’t go in, but they did today,” Park said. ”I will play under a lot of pressure tomorrow, but it should be a fun day, I love the golf course. I will love the atmosphere.” ”It has been a while since I played in Australia, My caddie and physio are Australians, so I hope to be partying with them tomorrow. The last three days have been quite consistent in putting.” Cho, last year’s LPGA rookie of the year, closed her round with back-to-back-birdies. She led going into the final round of last week’s Vic Open in Australia but shot a 9-over 81 to fall into a tie for 16th. ”I think I was in a rush in some situations that my shots were not good,” said Cho. ”I will not try to rush in many moments and I will do step by step for any shots.” Highlights: Park (68) leads in Australia, eyes 20th career win Park last won on the LPGA Tour at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup in mid-March 2018. That will be the next tournament stop on the 2020 tour – in Phoenix from March 19-22 – following the cancellation of tournaments in Thailand (where Park won in 2013), in Singapore (where Park won the HSBC Women’s Champions in 2015 and 2017) and in China. Those tournaments were cut from the schedule due to a viral outbreak that began in China that has infected more than 67,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.last_img read more

Inspt Michael Harrison confirms that figures of drink driving have doubled since 2015

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn By admin – August 4, 2016 Facebook Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Previous articleMary Boyle documentary wins awardsNext articleForeign Affairs Minister says relationship with with NI’s First Minister, Arlene Foster needs to be intensified admin Twitter Facebook Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Drink driving detection rates in County Donegal were double the amount this August Bank Holiday weekend.Across the county motorists were stopped by Gardai and breathalysed.Figures revealed that twice the amount of drink drivers were caught compared to 2015.Concerns have been raised at the increasing number of people getting behind the wheel with alcohol in their system.This follows Gardai releasing an appeal for people to take care on the roads over the Bank Holiday weekend.Speaking earlier to Highland Radio News, Head of Donegal Traffic Corp, Inspector Michael Harrison confirmed that figures were double from this time last year. Google+ Twitter Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Inspt Michael Harrison confirms that figures of drink driving have doubled since 2015last_img read more