Willett wins Masters after Spieth’s collapse

first_imgAUGUSTA, Georgia (AP):Danny Willett in a green jacket was hard to believe, considering he wasn’t even sure he could play the Masters two weeks ago.No one was more stunned than Jordan Spieth.Nine holes away from another wire-to-wire victory, the defending Masters champion threw it away yesterday with a collapse that was shocking even by Augusta National standards. With a five-shot lead heading to the 10th tee, he dropped six shots in three holes and could never catch up.”It was a really tough 30 minutes for me that, hopefully, I never experience again,” Spieth said.Willett always had Sunday, April 10, circled on his calendar – the due date of his first child. He wasn’t planning to be at Augusta National until his wife gave birth to their son, Zachariah James, on March 30, and sent the 28-year-old Englishman on an improbable path to becoming a major champion.It was a comeback that ranks among the most surprising at the Masters.Five shots behind with six holes to play, Willett birdied three of his last six holes to polish off a round that might not get its due because of the unforgettable images of Spieth’s meltdown. Willett closed with a five-under 67, with no bogeys on his card, to match the best score of the weekend.He won by three shots at five-under 283, the highest winning score at the Masters in nine years.Top finishers: 1. Danny Willett (England) -5, 2. Lee Westwood (England) -2, 2. Jordan Spieth (US) -2, 4. Paul Casey (England) -1, 4. John Holmes (US) -1 and 4. Dustin Johnson (US)-1.last_img read more

Inquirer 7: Hopefuls who stood out in the 2017 PBA Draft Combine

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jett Manuel. PBA IMAGESAll the UP standout needed was a chance, and when he was given one, he truly made the most of it.Manuel brandished his full talent in the two-day combine, showcasing his elite playmaking ability as well as his deadly offensive game alongside higher touted peers.Though he’s still confessedly a level below to the Kiefer Ravenas and Jeron Tengs of this batch, the 6-foot-2 guard remains as a decent selection, a dark horse perhaps, for any team looking for a shot of youth in the backcourt.Louie Vigil. PBA IMAGES(4) Louie Vigil – Guard (6-3, 26 years old, UST)If there’s one guy who truly made the most of the combine, it’s definitely Louie Vigil.Surprising scouts with his improved all-around game, the UST stud was a threat from all over the floor as he made his teammates look better in the mini-tournament.It remains to be seen, though, if his impressive outing will be enough to get him picked in the draft.Julian Sargent. PBA IMAGES(5) Julian Sargent – Forward (6-3, 26 years old, La Salle)Scouts and coaches may look at the stats, but the numbers do not perfectly elaborate how good Julian Sargent’s game was.The Fil-Am forward was Mr. Intangibles in the two-day event as he did all the dirty work on defense for his teams. But make no mistake, the La Sallian is still a threat on the offensive end, and with his improved conditioning, it shouldn’t come as a shock that teams are intrigued with what Sargent could do for their teams.(6) Jon Gabriel – Center (6-6, 24 years old, Colegio de San Lorenzo)Jon Gabriel. PBA IMAGESTalk about coming out of nowhere.Jon Gabriel tested his talents alongside famed counterparts and boy, did he deliver.Showing that he could compete with not only the best of NAASCU, but his fellow amateurs as well, the Colegio de San Lorenzo bruiser turned a lot of heads with his solid play down low, which could be pivotal as he eyes to shoot up the draft boards come Sunday.(7) Ervin Grospe – Forward (6-4, 23 years old, JRU)Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netComing off a confidence-boosting campaign in JRU, Ervin Grospe may just have picked the right time to make the jump.At 6-foot-4, the Bulacan native is still seen as undersized at his position, but it’s his grit that’s making him shine among his fellow big men, and if there are teams willing to gamble for hard-nosed players like Grospe, they may just have found their man. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson But it didn’t stop the other aspirants from making a case for themselves in the hopes of getting picked come Sunday.Here’s seven names who we feel made the most of the combine and shot themselves up in the draft board.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog(1) Robbie Herndon – Guard (6-3, 24 years old, San Francisco State)Robbie Herndon. PBA IMAGESThe Fil-Am scorer made a solid case for himself in the combine, thriving alongside fellow bluechip recruits and showed his potential as a solid contributor for any team that picks him. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Herndon’s outburst was no surprise for fans who have seen him play in the PBA D-League, but more than his offense, it was his playmaking and defense which shone  the most which may just be enough to boost for his candidacy in the draft on Sunday.(2) Lervin Flores – Center (6-5, 25 years old, Arellano)Lervin Flores. PBA IMAGESIn a field that doesn’t have much ceiling as compared to the batches prior, the Arellano center’s solid play stood out the most.Flores’ defensive showing is a sight to behold, and although there are still quirks on his game that he needs to improve on, his effort make up for those deficiencies as he is seen to fare well once he makes it to the pros.(3) Jett Manuel – Guard (6-2, 25 years old, UP)ADVERTISEMENT Less than a week before the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, 43 of the 44 applicants were given a chance to make last ditch efforts to impress scouts and coaches in the two-day 2017 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine.As expected, cream always rises to the top and top-flight aspirants were able to standout from their peers.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Eric Menk wants PBA Draft abolished: ‘System is broke’ LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Nimba Budget Forum Officials Inducted

first_imgThe 12-member committee of the Nimba Budget Forum was on Saturday, August 20, inducted into office as part of the Integrated Public Financial Management Reform Project of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.The Nimba Budget Forum is tasked to honestly inform Nimba citizens on the transacting of public funds in the county; promote transparency and accountability in the management of public funds; reconcile opinions on the state of public finance; and build trust between local authorities and citizens.William Larpeh, Chairman of the Nimba Budget Forum, said the 12 member committee will create awareness among citizens on the National Budget as a political and economic instrument for decision making that impacts their lives.“The forum will train citizens on the workings of the National Budget and its mechanisms, advocate for Nimba’s fair share of the National Budget and provide citizens access to the National Budget document each fiscal year,” Mr. Larpeh said.He explained further that the Nimba Budget Forum will be responsible to track the flow of public funds from the national government to the county; conduct social audits of public funded projects in Nimba; track budget lines of Nimba’s public funds as they relate to various operations of government agencies;inform the citizens on all matter of public monies that impacts their lives and regularly publish and circulate fact sheets as they relate to opinions of citizens on the management of public funds.“Having stated this,” Mr. Larpeh said, “the forum is not and will not be or seek to become or replace the statutory mandate of government agencies entrusted with the responsibility to account for government funds.”The Integrated Public Financial Management Reform Project was introduced in 2012 to reform Liberia’s public finance sector by providing effective and efficient means and mechanisms to promote accountability in the country’s public finance. Its objectives are to enhance budget planning, coverage and credibility, fiscal policy management or reviewing the PFM legal framework, budget execution, accounting and reporting, among others.The integrated Public Financial Management Reform Project (IPFMRP) of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning is part of the “Open Budget Initiative of the Government of Liberia.” It is being implemented by a local civil society organization, “Grassroots Democracy,” based in Nimba.Last year Grassroots Democracy launched the media component of the Open Budget Initiative to enable media institutions to disseminate the information regarding the functions of the budget forum.In one of their analyses, the budget forum found out that in the 2015/16 National Budget, for example, Nimba County, with a population of 460,026 (2008 census), received US$608,491, a ratio of US$1.37 per person, while Grand Kru County, with a population of 57,440, received US$855,048, which translates to US$14.76 per person.The budget forum says it will check on all of these discrepancies to know what yardstick the government used in terms of equitable development, considering that the population of Nimba is more than the population of seven counties combined.The 12 member committee, comprising 10 men and two women, was selected from across the county from different professional backgrounds, including the media.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lallana tells talkSPORT: ‘Win over United would give Liverpool massive psychological boost’

first_imgAdam Lallana says victory over Manchester United on Sunday would give Liverpool a “massive psychological boost” in the battle to secure Champions League qualification.Sitting just two points behind United ahead of this weekend’s Anfield showdown, the Merseyside club would leapfrog their rivals into fourth spot in the Premier League with a win on home soil.In an exclusive interview with Drivetime before the crunch clash, Lallana admitted: “Psychologically for us it is massive.“If we win we go above United and we get one foot into the top four.”Lallana, however, insists Sunday’s game will not necessarily prove decisive in the battle for a top four finish.“There are still another eight games after and there is going to be twists and turns constantly I’m sure,” he said.“Tottenham and Southampton are still in and around the fight as well so they are going to be wanting to pick up points to make it three teams out of six trying to get in the top four.“It is exciting for the neutral and I’m sure it will go down to the wire.”Liverpool’s last meeting with Manchester United in December ended in a 3-0 loss, but they have been in outstanding form since then, with a 13-match unbeaten run getting them back on track after their dreadful start to the campaign.And Lallana admits confidence is high in the camp as his side bid to gain revenge against United.“We were struggling at the beginning of the season, but in the last few months we have definitely turned a corner,” he continued.“We are just focused on being consistent, keeping clean sheets and winning football matches.“We will be focusing on ourselves on Sunday, that’s what we have been doing, and confidence is high. We are very confident we can get the victory.”Tune into talkSPORT for live and exclusive national radio coverage of Liverpool v Manchester United on Sunday, kick-off 13:30last_img read more

Giving the devil his due

first_imgAll Ray Wise is saying is: “Give the devil a chance.” No, he’s not urging you to sell your soul to Satan. He just wants you to check out his new CW series “The Reaper,” which casts him as you-know-who. “He’s a different take on the devil, more of a charmer,” Ray said when we chatted Friday afternoon. “I like to call him a cross between a good used car salesman and a game-show host. But he’s well-coiffed and impeccably dressed in finely tailored suits. He takes great pride in himself.” Ray is home in Glendale for the holidays after wrapping up filming in Vancouver of the 13th episode of the series. There are three more originals left to air and that may be it for the season unless the writers strike is resolved soon. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonSince it is so difficult to imagine anyone else in the role now that Ray has put his stamp on it, I was surprised to learn that it was not a part he got gift-wrapped. “I came in at the end of the process,” he said. “They saw over 100 actors and some had even played the devil before. I was an afterthought. I came in and did a scene where I’m cooking chicken-fried steak. I think that’s when they thought, `He’s the one.”‘ “Reaper” is about young slacker Bret Harrison who learns that his parents had sold his soul to Satan before he was born. He must now serve as the devil’s bounty hunter, tracking down evil souls that have escaped and return them to hell. For the 50-year-old Wise, his latest television gig has brought him lots of new fans. “I just went to the Urban Outfitters to go Christmas shopping for my kids and a lot of the people knew me as the devil in `Reaper.”‘ With “Reaper” on hiatus, Ray wants to stay busy. He recently did a few days on the movie mockumentary “Stuntmen” in which he plays “an old, veteran stuntman born without a sense of humor.” Other films in the coming months include the horror flick “One Missed Call” with Ed Burns and “Flock” with Richard Gere and Claire Danes. While Ray had never played Satan before “Reaper,” he’s played just about everyone else including the vice president of the U.S. on the most recent season of “24.” I had to know, of the more than 100 movies and television roles Ray has done, which stand out as his favorites? He mentioned the 1984 Disney flick “The Journey of Natty Gann” that continues to air on Disney Channel each year, plus the features “Good Night, and Good Luck,” “Rising Sun” and “Bob Roberts.” Then there is “Twin Peaks,” the ABC cult classic in which he played Leland Palmer, who famously killed his daughter, Laura Palmer. “My alter-ego, Bob, did it,” Ray stressed. “I don’t want to be branded as a daughter-killer! That show was a big deal for my career.” Miley Cyrus is Spears antidote After all the buzz this week about 16-year-old “Zoey 101” star Jamie Lynn Spears being pregnant, we have “Hannah Montana” star Miley Cyrus as a far-better role model for all those young girls who look up to these young television stars. Miley, daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, was on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” on Thursday and said she is mindful of her young audience down to what she wears. “I say what I’m comfortable in and what I like and nothing that’s too out there,” she told Oprah. “I like to look kind of like what girls would want to look up to, and their moms and dads will say, `Hey, that’s cool. That’s different.”‘ Her dad, who co-stars with her on “Hannah,” is “a big influence. Not only just because of the music but growing up around him … I’ve never seen him treat anyone less than with respect and love for everyone.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

CONWAL PARISH HALL COMMITTEE TO HOST CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER FOR PEOPLE LIVING ON THEIR OWN

first_imgChristmas Day DinnerThe 9th Annual Christmas Day Dinner for people living on their own will be held in the Conwal Parish Hall, behind the Church of Ireland on Christmas Day from 1pm until 4pm.The purpose of the event is to help people who are living on their own to break through isolation and loneliness on the day, to provide company and celebration. Transport can be provided if required.If you wish to avail of a dinner or have any enquiries please contact Kathy on 0868676565.CONWAL PARISH HALL COMMITTEE TO HOST CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER FOR PEOPLE LIVING ON THEIR OWN was last modified: December 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Christmas Day DinnerConwal Parish ChurchDD LocalDD NoticeFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

Rangers to pocket £10m for reaching Europa League group stage

first_imgThe cash injection is a far cry from the days when the club went into the process of liquidation and were relegated to the Scottish third division in June 2012.But now the future is looking bright for Rangers, who have yet to taste defeat under new boss Gerrard. Latest Rangers FC News Alfredo Morelos does the most Morelos thing ever during Rangers win How Arsenal and Rangers can join Man United and Celtic in Europa League last 32 BOSS LANGUAGE BARRIER Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Rangers’ 1-0 win in the first leg helped them get past Ufa ‘Big Dunc is more experienced than Gerrard and Lampard and should get the Everton job’ scrap BEST OF McCoist tells funny Rangers story about Gazza and new Napoli boss Gattuso center_img 1 fate Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos CLASSIC Fans think they know why Klopp and Gerrard signed new contracts on the same day The Gers played their second leg in Russia with nine men at one point but they battled to hold on to their slender lead.They join Glasgow rivals Celtic as well as Premier League sides Chelsea and Arsenal in the Europa League groups.However, qualification for the knockout stages will be a tough ask as Rangers have been drawn alongside Villareal, Rapid Vienna and Spartak Moscow in Group G.Europa League group stage draw revealed ALMOST I told Rangers to beat Spurs to Luka Modric signing, reveals Ally McCoist Rangers will make as much as £10million after reaching the Europa League group stages.Steven Gerrard’s side booked their place in the tournament proper after beating FC Ufa 2-1 on aggregate on Thursday.last_img read more

DONEGAL GAA PLAYER GETS HIS SUBWAY MADE FOR HIM BY LIVERPOOL STARS

first_imgDungloe GAA player Joe Sweeney was left astonished when he had his Subway sandwich made for him by Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge. Sweeney, a die-hard Liverpool fan, was left stunned when he seen Liverpool stars Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson making sandwiches in the popular food outlet in Boston.The Liverpool stars are currently on a pre-season tour in Boston and played Roma at Fenway Park. Sturridge has endorsed the Subway brand in the past and was the face of their World Cup advertising campaign.Sweeney, a student at GMIT, is in Boston for the summer working and playing football for Donegal Boston.He a nephew of former Donegal All-Star Adrian Sweeney and couldn’t believe it when  he saw the two England internationals preparing subs for customers.The Donegal man posted a video of Sturridge preparing the sub on his Facebook timeline with a caption that read “It’s not everyday Daniel Sturridge makes you a subway!!” He added “They were both sound and were having good craic with the customers in the shop, and to be fair Sturridge made a great Subway too, so it was all good.“He’s a brilliant player and he has a cracking left foot, although I think Uncle Eddie’s was better.”    DONEGAL GAA PLAYER GETS HIS SUBWAY MADE FOR HIM BY LIVERPOOL STARS was last modified: July 26th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:bostonDaniel SturridgedonegaldungloeFeaturesJoe SweeneyJordan HenersonnewsSubwaylast_img read more

Round-up: QPR boss denies Defoe deal, Jon Toral praised, Voges replaces Rogers

first_imgRangers expect to sign DefoeHarry Redknapp says a deal to take Jermain Defoe to QPR is not yet in place.Rangers expect to sign the former Tottenham striker, 32, from FC Toronto in January but Redknapp has played down reports that an agreement has already been reached.Redknapp has been boosted by the return of key players from injury ahead of Saturday’s game against Manchester City – and says it’s “not the worst time” to be facing the out-of-form champions. The Rangers manager also believes the home fans could play a crucial role.For more from his pre-match press conference earlier today, including his thoughts on Charlie Austin’s chances of a future England call-up, see our Redknapp recap.Fulham boss Kit Symons has been nominated for the manager of the month award.Toral has impressed recentlyWe made Scott Parker the Whites’ man of the match in their draw against Blackpool. Click here for our player ratings from the game at Craven Cottage, here for Chelsea player ratings for their Champions League draw against Maribor and here for Brentford’s in their great win at Nottingham Forest.Bees boss Mark Warburton has hailed his players after that victory and also predicted that on-loan Arsenal midfielder Jon Toral will “get better and better.”Meanwhile, players from all four of our main local clubs have been called up for international duty, while Fulham’s Lyle Della Verde has joined Bristol Rovers on loan.And in cricket, Adam Voges will be Middlesex’s four-day captain and overseas player next year, replacing Chris Rogers.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Brighton v Fulham line-ups: Whites’ defence reshuffle, Man Utd loanee in for Albion

first_imgFulham make three changes from the side that beat Cardiff for their visit to Brighton.Ryan Fredericks and Tim Ream start in the full-back positions, replacing Michael Madl and Luke Garbutt, with Richard Stearman shifting across to centre-back.Rohan Ince, on loan from Brighton, is ineligible, so Jamie O’Hara takes his place in what appears to be a diamond midfield.Scott Parker will play the holding role, with Emerson Hyndman – match-winner against Cardiff – at the apex.Brighton, unbeaten in nine matches and chasing promotion to the Premier League, have made two alterationsAnthony Knockaert comes in for Kazenga LuaLua while Manchester United loanee James Wilson returns at the expense of Jamie Murphy.Their side includes former Fulham players David Stockdale and Liam Rosenior, while Steve Sidwell is on the bench.Brighton: Stockdale; Bruno, Dunk, Goldson, Rosenior; Knockaert, Stephens, Kayal, Skalak; Hemed, Wilson.Subs: Maenpaa, Greer, Bong, Sidwell, LuaLua, Murphy, Baldock. Fulham: Bettinelli; Fredericks, Stearman, Amorebieta, Ream; Parker; Tunnicliffe, O’Hara; Hyndman; McCormack, Dembele.Subs: Lonergan, Richards, Garbutt, Baird, Christensen, Woodrow, Smith.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more