Steve’s 74 just good enough

first_imgPSC Golf from the Phantom Golf SocietyMonday, June 15, Plutaluang N & W – StablefordThere was a huge downpour in the early hours of the morning but by the time we arrived at The Phantom Bar to await our departure at was all clear.  Christian had flown to Denmark for a couple of weeks the night before so we had big Thomas Nyborg as our bus driver and he navigated his way to Plutaluang without any dramas. We had 3 groups on the starting sheet and requested the North & West nines, which was granted and we headed off to the North 1 Tee.  The fairways were quite wet after heavy overnight rain so preferred lies on the fairway was the rule and our first group got away 10 minutes early at 9.50am.  Once again the golf course was in great shape with excellent greens and it was certainly terrific value for money and surprisingly the course was extremely quiet.  With no other groups immediately in front of us we maintained a very good pace and finished our round in three hours & fifty minutes.Steve Truelove.It was a close finish as Big Steve Truelove had a gross 74 for 42 points and took out first place, just 1 point ahead of Big Thomas Nyborg in second spot.  Departee Dave Neal came third with 35 points and your writer, Peter Blackburn scraped into fourth spot with a very modest 31 points.1st Steve Truelove (8) 42pts2nd Thomas Nyborg (17) 41pts3rd Dave Neal (25) 35pts4th Peter Blackburn (14) 31ptsNear Pins: N3 – Ian PicklesLong Putts: W9 – Steve TrueloveFriday, June 19, Phoenix (Mountain & Ocean) – StablefordNumbers are down currently for golf in Pattaya but with the help of Lewiinskis, who supplied a few golfers, we had 4 groups ready to play at Phoenix and for a change the weather was looking good.Our first group teed off on Mountain nine about five minutes before our scheduled 10.24am tee time and the weather stayed fine throughout the round, with the golf course in good shape and the greens still improving.  With very few other golfers on the course the pace was quite good and most groups finished in a little over four hours.For the first time this trip Marco Beer found himself on the podium and was one of 2 golfers with 38 points, with the resultant count back determining him the winner with his 21 point back-nine while Thomas Nyborg (18 point back nine) finished in second place. Neil Skilton, who is finally playing some consistent golf, came third with 35 points and the colourful Walter Baechli finished in fourth spot with 33.1st Marco Beer (16) 38pts2nd Thomas Nyborg (17) 38pts3rd Neil Skilton (7) 35pts4th Walter Baechli (15) 33ptsLong Putts: O9 – Walter BaechliJust a reminder that the Phantom Golf Cup No.2 will be held at Treasure Hill on Wednesday, July 1st with the first tee time at 10.00am.  Sign up at The Phantom Bar or Lewiinskis.Note: The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners.  We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays and Phoenix every Friday,  meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am.  Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7.30am onwards.  For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to petermal colmblackburn@gmail.com.Marco Beer.last_img read more

Carlo Ancelotti: “Real Madrid will play to win, to draw is never my aim”

first_img On Messi and Neymar: “On a tactical level, under Luis Enrique, the position of [Lionel] Messi and Neymar has changed – they are wider. That is the big difference.” Upd. at 18:49 CET 21/03/2015 Sport EN Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, the Italian asked for his team to show their style and play with personality in their bid to move back to the top of the La Liga table.  Pressure on his job: “I don’t feel like I am playing for my future, but it’s important for all Madridstas [to win].” Optimistic: “Barcelona are on a better run than us at the moment, but we have a lot of confidence because this is a great chance for us to win and return to the top of the table.” center_img Wants to win: “I wouldn’t sign for a draw and I do not think Barça would either. We have the quality to win. I have never signed for a draw in my life.” Players back: “To have Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos back will helps us a lot. We are in a good state physically, although this game will be decided in the head.”  Team selection: “I’ve not gone crazy preparing the team. We think we have prepared well for the game.” Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is optimistic Real Madrid can get a result at Camp Nou in Sunday’s Clasico against Barcelona.  Here is what he had to  say: Forwards: “Cristiano [Ronaldo] is fine, he’s had a good week, he’s trained well and I think he’s at his best, as with all my players.”last_img read more

Sugar workers taken for a ride

first_imgDear Editor,With reference to your news item on the EU fund for restructuring the sugar industry, political parties and the politicians have treated the sugar industry as a political football to be kicked around. When the European Union official inadvertently stated that $348 billion was given to Guyana under the PPP administration for sugar diversification, it should immediately raised red flags that something was flagrantly wrong with that astronomical number. The coalition Government roasted the opposition PPP querying what it did with that large amount of money intended for the sugar industry when it was in office. But PNC and AFC leadership would have known the figure was not right. The EU official corrected that it was $34.8 billion (about 150 M Euros), and the PPP felt a relief as though it did well managing the humungous fund. The EU gave the grant for agro diversification related to the sugar protocol act. The EU support was specifically aimed at mitigating the socio-economic impact of the removal of the support (guaranteed contracted price) for sugar imports under the Lome Convention. The grant was to support agro diversification including value-added production and downstream activities in the restructuring of the sugar industry. The money was supposed to go directly into the sugar industry and not for national budget support. Instead it was used to supplement their budget rather than to improve efficiency in the sugar industry and to guide sugar workers into private cane farming or to pursue agro diversification or to help sugar workers (and cane farmers) to move into other crop production. A decade later after the EU funds started to pour in, the workers have been rendered landless and many jobless. Today, social and economic indicators in the sugar belt lag behind those of other communities and economic growth in general; poverty is widespread and growing among sugar workers. The government failed them.When in opposition, APNU and AFC campaigned on saving the sugar industry and not closing any estates. Now in Government, it us doing the opposite. At the same time, the PPP and GAWU and calling on the Government to give the land to the sugar workers, but when in government they did not do same. But hopefully, ex or current sugar workers have wised up. They should know they have been taken for a ride. For too long, sugar communities were made to suffer while politically exploited to build the careers of politicians who do not give a hoot about the workers.Yours faithfully,Vishnu Bisramlast_img read more


first_imgSHE comes from one of Co Donegal’s most famous families – and now Nadene Fiorentini has spread that fame a great deal wider after being named Ireland’s best pianist.The 23-year-old from Greencastle is from an Irish-Italian family renowned for its delicious ice-cream and glorious fish and chips.Nadene represented her country this week at the 25th International Dublin Piano Competition – one of the top five contests in the world. And although she failed to make to the latter stages of the event, she was the best placed Irish pianist.That honour came with a great prize – the chance to continue her studies.“I won the 2012 competition’s Brennan Prize, and the McCullough bursary, which supports me in further studies and funds the recording of a CD. The prize is awarded to the best-placed Irish participant,” said Nadene.“I’m just so proud to represent my country and I’m happy for my teachers. “Being able to perform in front of these prestigious judges. When my name was announced that I’d be going through to the second round, I was over the moon. When I played, I just tried my best to enjoy it.”Nadene was first taught how to play by her great aunt Giovanna Fiorentini at her home in Greencastle, Co Donegal.Her grandfather, Ignatius Fiorentini, had moved from Italy to Derry at the age of 11 – later setting up an Italian ice cream and fish and chip shop – with an outlet in Moville.The former Cardonagh Community School completed all grades in piano before going to do a degree in musical performance followed by a masters in the subject with the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. BRILLIANT DONEGAL PIANIST IS IRELAND’S BEST was last modified: May 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:BRILLIANT DONEGAL PIANIST IS IRELAND’S BESTnadene fiorentinilast_img read more

Leicester City 1-1 (3-4 pens) Manchester City: City record narrowly preserved

first_img Bravo! The goalkeeper saved Vardy and Mahrez penalties to send City through 1 Claudio Bravo was Manchester City’s penalty hero as they kept their hopes of a dream quadruple alive to beat Leicester and reach the Carabao Cup semi finals.The goalkeeper saved Riyad Mahrez’s spot-kick as Pep Guardiola’s side won 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time.Jamie Vardy missed in the shoot-out after scoring an added-time penalty to take it beyond 90 minutes, after Bernado Silva’s first-half goal looked to have given the visitors the win.They can still take a clean sweep of trophies this term with Guardiola’s side 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League.Leicester boss Claude Puel conceded before the game even if City made wholesale changes their team would still be one of the best in Europe. Yet Puel’s decision to leave Mahrez, Vardy and Demarai Gray on the bench until the second half ultimately backfired. Only Ilkay Gundogan and Eliaquim Mangala started for City following Saturday’s 4-1 win over Tottenham.The Foxes trio put the visitors on the back foot but could not end Guardiola’s domestic dominance.City, who have won the trophy twice in the last four years, bossed a low-tempo start which began to ignite when Silva forced Ben Hamer into a smart 13th-minute stop. Leicester then almost gifted the visitors the lead in the next attack when Christian Fuchs and Hamer collided and Gundogan had his goalbound shot blocked. Gundogan, who scored his first goal of the season against Tottenham, was seeking more and Hamer tipped his chip over. The Foxes started slowly and Kelechi Iheanacho, who moved from the Etihad to Leicester for £25million in the summer, struggled to make an impact before he helped his old club to a 26th-minute opener. Iheanacho allowed Yaya Toure to take the ball, Gundogan strode forward to find Silva and the winger prodded the ball under the onrushing Hamer. With the lead City were comfortable but Bravo had to react well to Iheanacho’s low shot after 33 minutes. It gave Leicester belief with Bravo unsettled and Iheanacho shot over following the goalkeeper’s hurried clearance. The hosts continued to rattle City thanks to the arrival of Mahrez and Vardy 11 minutes after the break but failed to create clear openings and the most Guardiola had to be worried about was when a pitch invader was dragged past him. The arrival of Gray signalled Leicester’s intent and Mahrez almost levelled when his angled effort was gathered by Bravo with 10 minutes left. They did equalise in the seventh of eight minutes of stoppage time when Kyle Walker tangled with Gray in the area and Vardy buried the penalty. It was a soft decision and Walker had penalty claims of his own turned down in extra time, while Bravo saved well from Mahrez before the shoot-out.Fuchs, Harry Maguire and Vicente Iborra scored for Leicester while Gundogan, Toure, Lukas Nmecha and Gabriel Jesus netted for City.But, at 4-3, Vardy’s penalty hit the post and Bravo dived to his left to deny Mahrez.last_img read more

Liverpool won’t like what Brighton stars have reportedly done before Man City tie

first_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ESPN PREMIER LEAGUE LATEST But his colleague Craig Burley responded: “Well I’d be disappointed if they weren’t.“In the days before we were going for the title at Celtic, we were out for three days and we were going for the title, and won it by the way.“So I’d wholly anticipate that if they’ve got nothing to play for on their behalf, they’re having a few shandies, strawberry daiquiris.“They’ve got a duty to the rest of the league and to Liverpool. Yeah, yeah, sod that.” REAL DEAL gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City However, any slip up from the Citizens will open the door for Liverpool to capitalise. Win at Anfield against Wolves and Klopp could well become the first manager to lift a Premier League trophy in Liverpool’s illustrious history.But if reports emerging this week about the Brighton players turn out to be true, then it could well be advantage City before a ball has even been kicked.It has been claimed by ESPN reporter Adrian Healey several members of the Brighton squad have spent this week partying after staving off relegation for another season.Healey said: “I’ve got a mate who’s a Brighton fan who informs me that several of the Brighton players have been spotted out on the town for the last three nights in a row.” The Premier League title race will finally be decided on Sunday afternoon with Liverpool hoping Manchester City drop points at Brighton.City, the defending champions, have overturned a seven point deficit at the end of 2018 to lead the Reds by just a single point going into the final round of fixtures.Pep Guardiola’s men will be all too aware that victory will see them become the first side to retain the Premier League title in a decade. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense center_img 2 2 The Premier League title could well evade Liverpool’s grasp yet again this season REVEALED deals Adrian Healey made the claim while on ESPN huge blow Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars The Seagulls have nothing to pay for, but veteran commentator Ian Darke chipped in and claimed he felt the game at the Amex would still be competitive.Darke added: “They were only drinking mineral water though!“I think less teams are on the beach than they used to be aren’t they.“The league is played to a finish I think now.” shining Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January last_img read more

Defending champions dumped out of Copa America as Peru reach final

first_img 2 Peru will now face hosts Brazil in the championship match in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.Flores opened the scoring in the 21st minute before Yotun fired into an empty net following a cross from Andre Carrillo to double the advantage in the 38th.Guerrero slotted in a third in second-half stoppage time to consolidate the lead. Peru have reached their first Copa America final since 1975 Peru have reached their first Copa America final in 44 years by beating two-time defending champions Chile 3-0.Edison Flores, Yoshimar Yotun and Paolo Guerrero all found the back of the net to put an end to Chile’s dream of a third consecutive title, a feat only achieved once by Argentina in the 1940s. 2 Chile players confront the referree Chile had a chance to claw one back in the final seconds, but Eduardo Vargas saw his penalty kick saved by Pedro Gallese.Brazil will head into the final as favourites, having beaten Peru 5-0 in the group stages.Peru only progressed to the quarter-finals as one of the top two third-place finishers, but went on to upset Uruguay in the last eight, winning in a penalty shoot-out.last_img read more

To Win the Best Talent, Start with a Positive Job Candidate Experience

first_imgThe interview process serves as a candidate’s first impression of your company, and can make all the difference whether they decide to accept a job offer or not. Employers should consider adopting an application and interview process that is personalized, streamlined, and transparent to ensure they remain competitive in today’s hiring market. In today’s candidate-driven hiring environment, job seekers have many options. That’s why providing a positive interview experience is gaining recognition among employers as a pre-requisite for attracting top talent. In my experience, it is an essential recruiting tool.A positive experience during the interview process not only impresses the candidate, but also helps build a pipeline of quality applicants as others hear about it. This increases the company’s competitiveness and boosting the overall quality of the firm’s job applicant pool. On the flip side, a negative experience can diminish the likelihood that a job offer is accepted and also may deter other applicants.Here are five ways employers can improve the candidate experience and increase the chances of winning the best talent:Practice consistent communication – We hear from job seekers about communication “black holes” that can develop during the recruitment/interview process. To ensure that doesn’t happen, maintain a constant stream of communication with job candidates to ensure they are as informed as possible during each step of the interview process.Personalize your communications – Personalize outreach to each candidate, rather than sending automated messages to all candidates.Streamline the application process – Keep the process as simple and fast as possible. If applying for a job is easy for job seekers, we find applicant conversion rates increase.Be open to receiving (and giving) feedback – Candidates appreciate receiving specific information about their application, especially if they have advanced through the final stages of the hiring process. Indeed uses candidate surveys to ask about the candidate experience, communication, and whether they would recommend our firm to someone else based on their experience.Inform candidates of decisions in a timely way – If you are no longer considering a candidate for an open position, tell them as soon as you can and provide specific feedback about why they were not right for this job.last_img read more

Preview Intel’s Presence at Retail’s Big Show

first_imgUnified Commerce Solutions: Step one of understanding customers begins with a unified view of store systems that will give you the data you need — a 360-degree view of your customers and operations. We’ll showcase solutions ranging from large department stores to small pop-up shops, and how unified retail operations can help retailers track stock in real-time to optimize store logistics while enabling store associates to better aid shoppers.Insight: Real-time insights are critical when it comes to optimizing retail. Break down data silos to dynamically process all sources and generate new insights using unified commerce solutions that integrate store systems and sensors with cloud capabilities and enterprise systems. We’ll show you how technologies like data fusion and AI can help you make seamless decisions just in time to deliver the right products to the right store and right customers — all while empowering employees to serve shoppers in the best way possible.Customer Experience: With unified systems in place and insights at your fingertips, what’s next? Numbers become the focus too often, not customer experience. But by optimizing the customer experience, retailers can touch shoppers on an emotional level, helping them to buy products they will love, keep, and return for. At the Intel booth we will showcase how retailers can deliver amazing experiences that are personalized to every shopper and enhance the buying experience, turning shoppers into advocates and brand ambassadors. We will also showcase how retailers can empower employees to take customer service to the next level. Employees transformed into personal shoppers with information at their fingertips better communicate with customers and meet, or even anticipate, their needs.We hope to see you at the Intel booth at NRF so you can experience these amazing innovations and solutions firsthand. Don’t forget to set up a time to get a customized run-through of our catered retail solution demonstrations! And, whether you’re at the show or not, stay tuned to the IT Peer Network and follow us on Twitter for more updates and information from NRF! For over a century, the National Retail Federation’s annual exhibition — now known as Retail’s Big Show — has been the place for retailers to explore and showcase the latest developments in retail technology. Held in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from January 15–17, Intel will be one of many companies on hand exhibiting the new solutions shaping retail in 2017 and beyond.Intel’s guiding principal is understanding that shopping isn’t simply commercial; it’s about experience. To that end, the Intel showcase is not the typical setup you might expect at an exhibition. It’s a two-story booth that is designed to look like a retail store where you’ll experience technology from Intel and its partners, including VR and AI retail solutions. You’ll also get to see firsthand how these solutions are solving real industry problems, delivering amazing customer experiences, and creating new value, all demonstrated in actual retail environments.Intel is committed to showcasing new solutions and innovations that unleash the Internet of Things to create amazing experiences for shoppers and help retailers better understand and connect with them — which you’ll hear more about in Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s keynote speech. We’re not just showing last year’s gadgets and tools; the Intel booth is all new. So make sure to swing by to set up a guided, personalized tour.A Curated ExperienceAt a show as large as NRF, it’s easy to be impressed by new technology and equally easy to leave wondering “What does this mean for me? Can I even use that?” Intel’s goal is to cut through that confusion. By demonstrating our technology and pivot solutions in our booth designed to act as an actual retail environment, you won’t just receive a demonstration of new tech; you’ll see it in action during practical, real-life examples.You can also learn how Intel keeps these retail advancements secure but non-invasive. Customers won’t grant you the data you need unless they can give it seamlessly — and you can keep it safe, which Intel can help with. Manned by booth associates ready to engage your every question, set up a guided tour early in the show, as the demonstrations are specially curated to address shopper pain points you may encounter in grocery markets, jewelers, the apparel or shoe section of a department store, and more.The Intel booth is the destination for the most engaging, personalized exhibitions of our innovative technology and solutions. But thanks to many partnerships across the show, you can also see our immersive solutions in action at other partner booths throughout NRF. Intel is committed to solving retail industry problems by teaming with these companies and startups to fuel innovations and build the best solutions.The Three Pillars of Intel Retail SolutionsIf you’re the type of retail leader attending NRF, you want to be able to better understand and quickly respond to your customers’ needs. By setting up a time to experience the Intel booth, we’ll demonstrate how technology combined with responsive solutions can give you the edge.last_img read more

Want to Fight Global Warming? Don’t Just Focus on CO2

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C.—Carbon dioxide is the elephant in the room for any discussion of how to stem global warming. But a new report suggests that tackling emissions of two other short-lasting pollutants—methane and the black component of soot—could slow expected warming by a full 0.5˚C beyond what targeting CO2 alone could accomplish by 2070.The report, which will be discussed here Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (which publishes ScienceNOW), includes a lot of uncertainty. But it fits with what scientists have learned about these pollutants in recent years. Methane is a more potent warming agent than CO2, although its duration in the atmosphere is measured in decades rather than centuries. Methane also contributes to asthma-causing pollution. Black carbon, the product of burning wood or other carbon-based fuels, heats the air directly, accelerates the melting of any snow it lands on, and creates so-called brown clouds that warm the sky. Although harmful to the hundreds of millions who breathe it each day, black carbon settles out of the atmosphere in a few weeks. So reducing emissions of it would have a nearly immediate impact on global temperatures.In the study, an international team of researchers first examined 2000 different pollution-control measures for the two pollutants and chose 16. The measures include stemming methane leaks from coal mines or landfills and stopping black carbon pollution from primitive stoves and diesel construction equipment. 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Stemming CO2 (to an atmospheric level of 450 ppm) reduced that warming by about 0.5°C. Deploying the 16 controls reduced the warming by an additional 0.5˚C, again with big error bars. (Since 1850, scientists estimate Earth’s temperatures have risen by 0.7˚C.)”I was surprised when we looked through 2000 control measures and it turned out that doing just 16 of them could make a big dent in climate,” said Drew Shindell, a researcher at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City who co-coordinated an international writing team on the report.”It’s the first time a group has picked out actual measures that might improve forcing by short-lived pollutants,” says pollution-control expert Tami Bond of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, who was not an author on the study. “Previously, the analyses have focused only on one pollutant, or on entire economic sectors, but this is not how policy is done.”David Fahey, an atmospheric scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colorado, said that the researchers will need to do additional analyses to reduce the “significant uncertainties associated with the role of black carbon in the climate.” But he said that the promise of reducing emissions and improving human health made the analysis an “important” contribution to the field.The report did not undergo formal peer review, but Bond and Fahey were among hundreds of outside scientists who submitted comments before the study was released. On Wednesday of next week, environment ministers from around the world meeting at the United Nations will receive the preliminary version of the full report and begin to discuss how to implement some of its findings, said a spokesperson for the United Nations Environment Programme, which sponsored the report along with the World Meteorological Organization.Follow our full coverage of AAAS 2011last_img read more