WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Bronte Law chipped in for eagle on the par-5 third hole and shot a 6-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the Pure Silk Championship with Anna Nordqvist and Jennifer Song. Law added a birdie on the par-4 seventh – her 16th hole in a bogey-free round at windy Kingsmill Resort. ”Started finding myself with a good score. Nothing more to it,” Law said. ”On days like this when it’s windy just got to keep grinding all day, take the chances when they come.” Song birdied all three par 5s in her bogey-free round in the final event before the U.S. Women’s Open next week at the Country Club of Charleston in South Carolina. Full-field scores from the Pure Silk Championship ”It was a bogey-free round, so I was extremely happy about that,” Song said. ”Course conditions are great. Greens are firm and pretty much everything was going well. I was driving it well and I was getting it on the green. When I had a chance for birdie, I think I pretty much made all of them.” Nordqvist rallied after bogeying No. 3. She birdied Nos. 7, 9 and 10 and 13-16. ”I feel like I’ve played a lot of good – well, can’t say good golf – but I feel like I play a lot solid golf,” Nordqvist said. ”Just haven’t really got anything out of it. Today was very consistent, solid, and didn’t make any big mistakes.” Brooke Henderson was a stroke back with Katherine Perry, Jacqui Concolino, Gemma Dryburgh and Jasmine Suwannapura. ”I don’t know if the wind was supposed to stay like this the rest of the week, but it makes the course a lot tougher,” Henderson said. Angel Yinshot 67. Brittany Lincicome opened with a 68 in her final event of the season as she prepares for the birth of a daughter in early September. Defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn and top-ranked Jin Young Ko each shot 71.
Sungjae Im breaks into the winner’s circle, Tommy Fleetwood’s U.S. drought continues, PGA National flexes its muscle, Tiger Woods remains on the shelf and more in this week’s edition of Monday Scramble: Im credits aggressive play for first PGA win 1. After a number of close calls and Rookie of the Year honors in 2019, Sungjae Im is now a PGA Tour winner. TAKEAWAY: Im was the last man standing Sunday at PGA National, coming from behind with a final-round 66 to snag a one-shot win at the Honda Classic. Just 21 years old, the Korean sensation has been viewed as a talented prospect since his quick ascent from the Korn Ferry Tour. Now he has the credentials to back up those expectations. Im was a marathon man last season, playing 35 times en route to a trip to East Lake and his first Presidents Cup bid. He’s something of a unicorn among his Tour brethren, still without a permanent residence and instead bouncing from one hotel to the next as he plays nearly every possible week. But his bona fides haven’t been in doubt since he finished T-4 at the 2018 Safeway Open in his first start as a Tour member. Im let one get away in the fall, losing a playoff to Sebastian Munoz at the Sanderson Farms. But this past week on a demanding layout, he leaned on his stout iron game – nowhere more clearly than the treacherous Bear Trap, where he stuffed irons on Nos. 15 and 17 en route to birdies that proved decisive. No longer saddled with the weight of trying to win his first Tour title, Im’s well-rounded skill set could make this win the first of many. Fleetwood (71): ‘I didn’t do that much wrong, really’ 2. While Im got his first PGA Tour win, Tommy Fleetwood’s drought continues. It also brought the merits of the two biggest worldwide tours to the forefront of debate. TAKEAWAY: Fleetwood’s talent is beyond reproach: five European Tour wins, a Race to Dubai title, Ryder Cup hero status and a pair of runner-up finishes in majors. But he missed out on another chance to shed his status as the best player in the world without a PGA Tour win, and it sparked a discussion over whether a player can reach elite status without winning in the U.S. NBC analyst Paul Azinger shined a spotlight on the issue while setting up the final round, noting that Fleetwood was facing pressure as the 54-hole leader while “trying to prove to everyone [he’s] got what it takes.” “These guys know, you can win all you want on the European Tour, in the international game and all that,” Azinger said. “But you have to win on the PGA Tour.” Winning on the PGA Tour isn’t everything. Fleetwood’s game and credentials stack up favorably against several American veterans who have racked up multiple PGA Tour wins over their careers. But with each near-miss, Fleetwood’s lack of hardware in the U.S. becomes an increasingly glaring omission. Sunday’s third-place finish, the result of a closing 71, included a watery bogey on the 72nd hole when he needed birdie to force a playoff. It was a disappointing close for a decorated player, and one that ensured that the debate will rage on about whether or not a PGA Tour win is a prerequisite for global success. Im notches first PGA Tour win at the Honda Classic 3. The week’s biggest winner might have been PGA National, which played more like a major venue than an everyday Tour host. TAKEAWAY: The Champion Course has always been viewed as one of the toughest non-major venues on Tour, but things reached a new level this week as Im won with a 6-under total. It was the highest winning score to par on Tour in more than four years, and it marked the first time since 1996 that no player had a single round of 5 under or lower. The week’s best score was a 4-under 66, shot twice by the eventual winner. Fickle winds and firm greens were a potent combination, and PGA National’s setup is such that double bogey or worse lurks around just about every corner. And while it was an assuredly difficult week to be walking inside the ropes, the viewing product was a refreshing reminder that fans don’t necessarily have to wait for the U.S. Open to see par become a coveted target. Koepka (MC): ‘Nothing to do with my knee, it’s just me’ 4. Brooks Koepka hasn’t seemed like his former self since knee surgery last fall. A dispiriting missed cut at the Honda after consecutive rounds of 74 didn’t help matters. TAKEAWAY: Koepka was the lone top-10 player last week at PGA National, but he was long gone by the time Im got his hands on the trophy. The former world No. 1 was off-kilter from the start in a de facto home game, making as many birdies (4) as doubles or worse across 36 holes. Koepka said all the right things in speaking to reporters after each round, explaining that he was hitting good shots that simply weren’t being rewarded, but there was no hiding from his 8-over score. Koepka has been slow to rebound from this latest knee injury, failing to crack the top 15 in his first three starts of the year after missing the Presidents Cup. But his woeful week at PGA National seems to be a low point for a player who hasn’t seemed the same since going toe-to-toe with Rory McIlroy at East Lake. Koepka’s beefing up his schedule as a result, adding a trip to Orlando that means he’ll play five straight weeks. It’s an indication that his rebuilt knee can take the added strain, but also a sign that he might still be searching for something as the major season approaches. Getty Images 5. Tiger Woods took a pass on a tournament where he’s won eight times before, casting further doubt on his status with the Masters just six weeks away. TAKEAWAY: Few pundits batted an eye when Woods opted to skip the Honda. But his decision to pass on this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, with his agent citing back stiffness as a primary factor, raises some eyebrows. Woods has not played since finishing last among the 68 players who made the cut at the last month’s Genesis Invitational, a week when he seemed woefully out of sorts well before the final putt dropped on Sunday. He didn’t go to Mexico for a no-cut event the following week, and now he’s skipping an event he’s dominated. Woods continues to reiterate the notion that every decision he makes is with Masters prep in mind, and the green jacket currently hanging in his closet is a testament to his ability to carry out that plan. But his pre-Augusta schedule now looks like The Players and the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, with no guarantee that he’ll make the trek to Austin. At age 44, it comes as no surprise that Woods is listening to his body and managing his load accordingly. But he’ll need the full arsenal by the time he drives back down Magnolia Lane, and the opportunities to fine-tune his game are dwindling. This Week’s Award Winners … News & Opinion Langer wins 41st Champs title at Cologuard BY Associated Press — March 1, 2020 at 7:42 PM Bernhard Langer took another step closer to the PGA Tour Champions wins record, firing an 8-under 65 for a two-shot victory at the Cologuard Classic. The Ironman Strikes Again: Bernhard Langer. At 62 years young, the German bagged his 41st PGA Tour Champions win at the Cologuard Classic. It’s the 14th straight year he’s won at least once on the over-50 circuit and nudges him closer to Hale Irwin’s all-time record of 45 career Champions victories. Bear Trap Extension: The 15th, 16th and 17th at PGA National receive plenty (plenty) of attention, but Sunday, the closing hole proved it was no slouch. Runner-up Mackenzie Hughes’ chances to win largely ended when his approach sailed toward Wellington and into the greenside grandstands, while Fleetwood and Brendan Steele both rinsed their approaches en route to bogeys from the day’s final pairing. The WTH?! Moment of the Week: “Get in the hole” Guy just needs to go. The latest example was Fleetwood’s final approach, during which a fan appeared to yell the exclamation in the middle of his backswing. While Fleetwood and his caddie, Ian Finnis, both claimed not to have heard the premature yell, it’s an unsavory aspect of the fan player relationship that cropped up two years after Justin Thomas had a fan ejected for making comments down the stretch. Cheers and critiques are all welcome from those outside the ropes – but it’s not that hard to wait until after contact to lob your one-liner. Score One for the Vets: Im became the fifth player age 22 or younger to win on Tour, but it’s not just the young guys having fun. Former world No. 1 Luke Donald contended throughout the weekend en route to a T-11 finish, while fellow Englishman Lee Westwood tied for fourth. Already a winner this year in Abu Dhabi, Westwood’s candidacy as a player for this year’s Ryder Cup received another boost. Pull Up a Chair: Woods shared his plans for the annual champions’ dinner at Augusta National, a mouth-watering combo of fajitas and sashimi that could also potentially include milkshakes. You can never go wrong with the menu for the most exclusive meal in golf, but the image of green jacket winners swilling a milkshake and trading stories is tough to top – even if Gary Player won’t partake in the sugary concoction. Comeback Kid: Friday afternoon Mackenzie Hughes was teetering toward his sixth straight missed cut. But after making the cut on the number, the Canadian surged into contention and nearly toppled Im, the highlight coming with a fist-pump birdie from long range on the penultimate hole. With two straight rounds of 66, Hughes turned a potential early exit into a solo runner-up finish that could make all the difference for his status in 2021 and beyond. Blown Fantasy Pick of the Week: Rickie Fowler. After three top-6 finishes at the Honda since 2016, including his 2017 win, Fowler dug too big of a hole with an opening-round 76 en route to a trunk slam. The questions continue to linger for a longtime top-10 player who has dropped in the rankings and has not yet gotten his 2020 campaign on track.
Tweet Chevening Scholarships for one-year master’s degrees in the UK → Deadline: 1 October, 2020Open to: international applicants, scholars, practitioners, journalists, and public intellectuals Benefits: a stipend of USD 90,000 for a nine month fellowshipDescriptionApplications are invited for the Woodrow Wilson Center International Fellowship Program 2020/2021. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars aims to unite the world of ideas to the world of policy by supporting pre-eminent and linking that scholarship to issues of concern to officials in Washington.Through an international competition, the Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of expertise, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff. The Center accepts non-advocacy, policy-relevant, fellowship proposals that address key policy challenges facing the United States and the world. Fellows are expected to be in residence the entire U.S. academic year (early September through May). Occasionally, fellowships are awarded for shorter periods, with a minimum of four months. Fellowships may not be deferred.EligibilityCitizens or permanent residents from any country (applicants from countries outside the United States must hold a valid passport and be able to obtain a J-1 visa even if they are currently in the United States). (Read more information on visas.) Please contact the Center if you have any questions about your eligibility to obtain a J1 visa;Women and men with outstanding capabilities and experience from a wide variety of backgrounds (including academia, business, government, journalism, law, and other professions);Academic candidates must be at the post-doctoral level and have published a book or monograph beyond the Ph.D. dissertation;Practitioners or policymakers with an equivalent level of professional achievement;English proficiency as the Center is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas among its fellows.FellowshipThe Center offers a stipend of USD 90,000 for a nine-month fellowship. Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance and travel expenses.How to apply?Before submitting your application please read the documents Fellowship Application Guidelines and the FAQ’s. For more information please visit the official website. Share 0 Reddit LinkedIn 0 ← IWMF Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists 2019 Pocket Woodrow Wilson Center International Fellowship Program 2020/2021 International Fellowship at the Reynolds Journalism Institute Similar Stories August 7, 2019 Published by rosica +1
Shea Homes Arizona has found much success in the Northwest Valley for its luxury home product and recently opened the third installment of its popular community, Vista Montaña, a gated community located south of Happy Valley Road at 77th Ave. in Peoria.Vista Montaña III is an expansion of the Vista Montaña II community, which opened in March of 2014 and is near selling out. Vista Montaña III has 38, with average lot sizes of 3/4 acre plus with detached RV and non-RV garages, basement options, guest casitas, pool cabanas and more. There are six floor plans, ranging between 3,091 to over 4,869 square feet and prices start from the $514,990’s. The homes are built using the new Energy Star 3.0 rating, carry the Environments for Living designation and have solar options available. Included features are spacious bedrooms, various flexible spaces for a “custom” feel, large kitchens with expansive islands and oversized 3-car attached garages.The new models feature enhanced kitchen and master bathrooms from the original Vista Montaña community and are representative of what homebuyers in the market are looking for. All floorplans now come with an optimized kitchen that includes self-close dovetailed drawers and pullouts, upgraded appliances, a built in spice rack and Lazy Susan. The master bathrooms have been upgraded with the addition of a mega shower, which increases resale value. Buyers also now have the option of multiple detached garage options with extras that can be customized into a dorm room, guest casita, hobby space or garage workshop with bathroom, or storage loft.“In light of how popular our Vista Montaña communities have been; it only made sense to add a third community of these luxury homes,” said Shea Homes Arizona Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ken Peterson. “The continued interest in housing in the Northwest Valley is really exciting for us at Shea Homes. We hope to continue building more and more communities there.”For more information about Vista Montaña III or other Shea Homes’ communities across the Valley, call 1-866-696-7432 or visit www.sheahomes.com/newhomes/phoenix.
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Minister of State for Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Ian Hayles, says here are no plans to increase imports of agricultural produce in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. He said that despite the estimated $2 billion in damage to the sector, adequate foodstuff will be available to meet the needs of consumers. “Let me make it quite clear, there will be no importation…in terms of the shortfall, the consumers of this country will have no problem,” he stated at a press conference at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) office in Claremont, St. Ann, today (Oct. 31), prior to touring the parish. “We cannot continue to import day after day, month after month, it has to come to a stop” he stated, noting that the country’s high import bill for food far exceeds its export earnings. He noted that while the parishes of Portland and St. Mary were severely affected, and preliminary reports are showing some $50 million worth of damage in St. Ann, other food-producing parishes were not as badly affected by the hurricane. These parishes, he assured, will be able to meet needs, while the Ministry works quickly to put the affected farmers back into production. “So, in terms of imports, we are going to contain it, and at the same time, it is critical that we do everything now to put the farmers back into production as soon as possible,” he stated. The tour was to see firsthand, the damage to farms in the parish as a result of the hurricane, which hit the island on October 24. Some 1, 500 farmers in St. Ann were affected and 70 hectares of crops damaged. Mr. Hayles issued an appealed for all affected farmers to report the extent of their damage to their RADA office, so that any available assistance can be channeled to them as soon as possible. He said this is very important in ensuring that they get back into production early.
The Prime Minister noted that an SDG implementation road map, jointly developed by the Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), articulates that the country’s principal planning documents, inclusive of Vision 2030 Jamaica and the Medium-term Socio-economic Policy Framework (MTF), be aligned with Agenda 2030. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is committed to fulfilling the targets under the United Nations (UN) 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework.He says the Administration takes the SDGs “very seriously”, noting that they are aligned with priorities and projected outcomes under the long-term Vision 2030 Jamaica National Development Plan.Against this background, the Prime Minister has endorsed the Planning Institute of Jamaica’s (PIOJ’s) SDG public education campaign, which he officially launched at the University of the West Indies (UWI) regional headquarters in Mona, St. Andrew, on Tuesday, December 5.Mr. Holness said SDGs represent a “very powerful and comprehensive” framework for capturing what governments globally should endeavour to achieve for their countries.Among the key focus areas, which he said are aligned with Vision 2030 Jamaica, are eradicating hunger and poverty; affording access to quality education, healthcare, clean water and sanitation, clean and affordable energy; reducing gender and other inequalities; facilitating climate change adaptation, economic growth and the creation of decent jobs as well as the development of industry and infrastructure.The Prime Minister noted that an SDG implementation road map, jointly developed by the Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), articulates that the country’s principal planning documents, inclusive of Vision 2030 Jamaica and the Medium-term Socio-economic Policy Framework (MTF), be aligned with Agenda 2030.“This means that by implementing the priorities set out in the MTF, we will be implementing the UN’s 2030 SDG Agenda. The preparation of the MTF for 2018-2021 will commence in January 2018 to, again, carefully prioritise all activities concerning resource constraints, so that the priorities identified represent the most important strategies and actions to address our country’s key issues and challenges in the medium term,” he said.Mr. Holness emphasised that priorities must reflect the themes of people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership, “in our thrust to leave no one behind and transition Jamaica into a truly sustainable, just and equitable future, leading to prosperity for all”.Against this background, the Prime Minister lauded the PIOJ for focusing on heightening public awareness about the SDGs through its 2017 Dialogue for Development lecture series, which concluded with the third instalment on Tuesday, coinciding with the launch of the wider sensitisation programme.“I endorse these consultations and the dialogue that you are having. My presence here is meant to be a signal of support for the work that is being done in (publicising) the sustainable development goals. I commend the UN and PIOJ for ensuring that this information becomes mainstreamed in the society. Let us work together to achieve the Jamaica that we want,” Mr. Holness added.For his part, PIOJ Director General, Dr. Wayne Henry, said the lecture series served to provide vital information on issues deemed relevant and important to the Jamaican economy and society.These matters, he noted, have influenced public policy, in general, and helped to guide the policy initiatives undertaken by the Institute.In this regard, Dr. Henry thanked the UNDP for providing “unwavering” support for the lectures.“The implementation of the SDGs is a priority for (the country), as Vision 2030 Jamaica, the National Development Plan, is hinged on the principles of inclusive growth and sustainable development,” the Director General emphasised.Dr. Henry said that as Jamaica transitions from the SDGs’ agenda setting and indicator framework phase to its full implementation, he is imploring everyone to be active participants as “we are all stakeholders and have a duty to ensure that Jamaica becomes the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business”.The Dialogue for Development lecture series, which was also held in Montego Bay and Port Antonio, was staged under the theme ‘The Jamaica We Want: Vision 2030 Jamaica, advancing the SDGs…leaving no one behind’. Against this background, the Prime Minister has endorsed the Planning Institute of Jamaica’s (PIOJ’s) SDG public education campaign, which he officially launched at the University of the West Indies (UWI) regional headquarters in Mona, St. Andrew, on Tuesday, December 5. Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is committed to fulfilling the targets under the United Nations (UN) 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework.
Ghaziabad: Ghaziabad police have booked a man for allegedly raping a 22-year-old girl on pretext of getting her job in a multi national company on Thursday evening. The victim has alleged that the man had called her to a hotel for meeting and raped her by making her consume drink laced with sedatives. Police have registered an FIR at Sihani gate police station based on victim’s complaint. According to police, the accused has been identified as Ankur Tyagi, a resident of Ghaziabad. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAs per reports, the victim is a native of Bulandshahr and she used to live at a rented accommodation in Sihani Gate area along with her cousin sister. Around one month ago the victim had quit her job as HR at a Noida based company and was looking for another job when she met the accused, the report said. “I came into contact with the accused through one of my friends who told me that he may help me out in getting a job. I spoke to him over phone and he promised me a lucrative job at a multi-national company in Noida. On Thursday, he had called me to a hotel in Sihani gate area for meeting and offered me a soft drink which was laced with sedatives. I fell unconscious after consuming the drink and the accused raped me. When I gained consciousness, I called police and registered a complaint against Tyagi,” read the complaint. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsMeanwhile police are yet to make any arrest into the matter. “Based on the complaint received, an FIR under sector 376 (punishment for rape) of Indian Penal Code has been registered against Ankur Tyagi at Sihani Gate police station. We are investigating the matter and are checking CCTV footage of the hotel. As of now we have not made any arrest into the matter, however, investigations are underway and actions will be taken soon,” said Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of Police (City), Ghaziabad.