England Golf looking forward to staging Home Internationals at Ganton

first_img30 Apr 2013 England Golf looking forward to staging Home Internationals at Ganton Healthy rivalry is the cornerstone of the Home Internationals and this will be the case once again when England host the annual three-day event at Ganton Golf Club in north Yorkshire this summer. “It’s a massive event and all about national pride and rivalry,” said England international Neil Raymond when England Golf held a Media Day at Ganton (image copyright Tom Ward) as a prelude to the matches with Ireland, Scotland and Wales on 14th – 16th August. “Players from the four home countries play alongside each other in individual events week-in, week-out, during the year. But we play against each other in the Home Internationals and then it’s all about bragging rights,” added Raymond. “It’s a great honour to play for your country and, domestically, it doesn’t get much bigger than the Home Internationals. Scotland did us a favour two years ago by beating Ireland, which saw us win the title but they got their own back last year when we beat Ireland which gave them the title. We are determined to get it back this year.” Although the teams will not be selected until nearer the date, England coach Graham Walker said: “Selection for the England team is not down to any particular format. You just select the best team to win the event. The England squad gets together several times during the year so it’s more about informed judgement. “You have to take match play results into account but at the end of the day it’s all about opinions.” Double Brabazon Trophy winner Raymond was joined at Ganton by fellow England caps Garrick Porteous, Jamie Rutherford and Nick Marsh while Fraser McKenna and Graeme Robertson, members of the Scottish Performance Squad, journeyed south to support the day and to get a taste of the prestigious course. All six players then joined members of the press, sponsors and dignitaries on the course for an 18-hole Stableford competition in perfect weather. With the two best scores on each hole to count, it was the foursomes of Mei Tierney and Paul McGlynn, both from PowaKaddy, Myles Waud of Professional Sports Group, and Jim Law from Chester Golf Centre who came out on top with 78 points, two more than Nick Marsh’s team of Danny Lockwood (Yorkshire Golfer), Alan Hedley (Northern Golfer) and Yorkshire County Secretary Keith Dowswell. Marsh also left his mark on the play with a hole-in-one with a six iron at the 168-yard tenth hole. England Golf is hoping for a bumper crowd for the Home Internationals. Lynne Fraser, Marketing and PR Manager for England Golf, said: “We are hoping for a good turnout for the event. It is being played during the school holidays and Ganton is only a few miles from Scarborough so it could be a good day out for fans.”last_img read more

Day Four – Men’s Amateur: The fairytale continues for golden oldie Wharton

first_img31 Jul 2020 Day Four – Men’s Amateur: The fairytale continues for golden oldie Wharton Paul Wharton admits he’s having to pinch himself after fighting through to the quarter finals of the English Men’s Amateur Championships at the ripe old age of 59.Wharton – who won his club championship at Woodhall Spa Golf Club on Saturday – now has a fighting chance of winning his national title after another day of heroics on his home patch.Having beaten England international Sam Bairstow on Thursday, Wharton followed it up with victories against Richard Cheetham and William Hopkins to make the last eight at the Lincolnshire venueDespite having scratched his eye putting in a contact lens in the morning forcing him to wear glasses on the course, Wharton continued to play with unerring accuracy.“The fairytale continues!’ joked Wharton as he contemplated a cold shower rather than a cool beer after a gruelling day of action.“I’ll be going home for a very early night.“I played solidly. The course was trickier today but I’m having to pinch myself that I’m still here.“I’ve exceeded expectations by a massive amount.“I don’t know about playing like a youngster, but you play to your strengths. I get it on the fairway and green and try not to waste shots – I can’t afford to.“This afternoon Will was 60/70 yards past me at times and I had to ignore it and focus on my own game.“But there’s no description column on a score card! I’m a very happy man.“I won’t get ahead of myself – it’s one round at a time.”The 3&2 afternoon victory over fellow Lincolnshire county player Hopkins was one of the highlights of another brilliant day’s play.Also through to the last eight are England internationals Joe Long and Sam Broadhurst.Long’s play has been impressive all week and he edged out Alex Dixon by a 2&1 margin.Broadhurst (pictured above) needed four extra holes to shake off the threat from fellow England player Charlie Thornton.Enrique Dimayuga won a tight game against Jake Bolton on the 17th while Callan Barrow from Royal Lytham and St Anne’s was a comprehensive 7&5 victor over Jake Walley.Sam Done, Jack Cope and Barclay Brown are also safely through to the quarters which will be played on Saturday morning before the semis follow in the afternoon.Sunday’s final will be 36 holes of match play on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa – the home of England Golf.Scores, videos, interviews, images and action can be found on the English Amateur Championships homepage.Photography: Leaderboardlast_img read more

Tearful Carter’s induction into hall concludes festivities

first_imgHall of Fame inductee Cris Carter speaks during the induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard)CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Forcefully and emotionally, Cris Carter summed up the 50th induction ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.The seventh and final inductee from the Class of 2013, Carter honored dozens of people in his life who were “going into the Hall of Fame with me tonight,” as he followed Jonathan Ogden, Dave Robinson, Larry Allen, Bill Parcells, Curley Culp and Warren Sapp in being inducted.More than 120 hall members, a record, and a crowd of 11,500 was on hand at Fawcett Stadium for the golden anniversary celebration of the shrine.Hall of Fame inductees, from left, Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Dave Robinson, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Curley Culp and Warren Sapp pose with their bronze busts during the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard) “I appreciate the process you have to go through to get to be a Hall of Famer,” Carter said. “To be able to join these men on this stage in football heaven is the greatest day of my life.”Carter needed six tries to make the hall even though he retired as the No. 2 career receiver behind Jerry Rice. He choked back tears as he made his speech after being presented by his son, Duron, and he spoke of his problems with alcohol while playing three years for the Eagles before being released.He hooked on immediately with the Vikings and hooked onto nearly everything throw his way:  Carter finished his 16-season career with 1,101 catches for 13,899 yards and 130 touchdowns.“This game gave me identity, gave me a sense of purpose,” he said.Parcells also seemingly spoke for everyone in the Hall of Fame, and all the people gathered Saturday night.“There’s a kinship created that lasts for the rest of your life,” he said about his experience as one of the NFL’s most successful coaches.The master of the franchise turnaround as the only coach to take four teams to the playoffs, Parcells won Super Bowls with the New York Giants in the 1986 and 1990 seasons.“Every organization I worked for supported me to the fullest,” Parcells said. “Without that, you’ve got no shot.”Parcells was Coach of the Year honors in 1986 and 1994. He asked to have his bust placed somewhere near Lawrence Taylor in the hall “so I can keep an eye on that sucker.”As relaxed as if he had no one to block, Ogden became the first Baltimore Raven enshrined.  The first player drafted by the Ravens after the franchise moved from Cleveland in 1996 and was renamed, Ogden was presented by the man who made that selection, fellow Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome, now Baltimore’s general manager.A former college shot putter at UCLA, the 6-foot-9, 345-pound Ogden starred at tackle for a dozen seasons in Baltimore, winning the 2000 NFL championship.“He is part of the foundation of this franchise, part of the reason we have two Super Bowl championships,” Newsome said.Ogden, who was given a 2013 Super Bowl ring by the team, made the hall in his first year of eligibility. He was a six-time All-Pro, made the Pro Bowl 11 times and was the main blocker when Jamal Lewis rushed for 2,066 yards in 2003.“Talent isn’t enough,” Ogden said. “A lot of people have talent, they don’t always live up to it. For me it is about maximizing, striving for perfection.”Allen, who sniffled his way through his speech, was just as dominating a blocker as Ogden. He also was the NFL’s strongest man, once bench-pressing 700 pounds, saying “I did it naturally.”A lead blocker for Dallas as Emmitt Smith became the NFL’s career rushing leader, Allen made six All-Pro squads and 11 Pro Bowls in his 14 seasons, the final two with San Francisco. He won the Super Bowl in the 1995 season and was voted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility,“I just knew I had to win every play,” he said. “That’s the reason I am here. I knew if I lost a play, I had 45 seconds to get even.”Sapp became only the second Tampa Bay Buccaneer enshrined, 18 years after Lee Roy Selmon made it. He was elected in his first year of eligibility following 13 seasons in which he went from instant starter after being selected 12th overall in the 1995 draft to Defensive Player of the Year in 1999. That season, he had 12  1/2 sacks as the Bucs won their first division title in 18 years. For his career, Sapp had 96 1/2 sacks, extremely high for a defensive tackle.“I sit here with the greatest among the great,” Sapp said, breaking into tears. “We’re here, baby.”Presented Saturday night by his 15-year-old daughter, Mercedes, Sapp made the NFL’s All-Decade squads for the 1990s and the 2000s.Sapp, who both Ogden and Allen said was as tough to handle as any player they faced, paid tribute to his roots in Plymouth, Fla.“That dirt road was something rough,” he said. “We sure turned it into something special.”Robinson became the 12th inductee from the vintage Packers coached by Vince Lombardi to be enshrined. Robinson was a prototype outside linebacker who could rush the quarterback, cover tight ends or running backs on pass plays, and stop the run. He made the NFL’s All-Decade team of the 1960s and won three NFL titles, including the first two Super Bowls.“This is the biggest day of the 21st century for the Robinson family,” he said, adding that he “lives 25 miles from here but it took me 38 years to get here.“Now, I am immortalized.”As is Culp, one of the game’s most dominant defensive tackles for much of his 14 pro seasons, including the 1969 season when he helped Kansas City win the NFL title.A five-time Pro Bowler, Culp also played for Houston and Detroit, retiring in 1981, then waiting more than three decades to be enshrined Saturday as a senior nominee.“It gives me joy and inspiration that will last the rest of my life,” Culp said. “I am just overwhelmed by the struggles, joys and tears of those who made it here. I’m happy to join them in the Hall of Fame.last_img read more

Full Circle Expands Its Service to Thurston County

first_imgFacebook6Tweet0Pin0Pioneering “Farm-to-Table” Food Company Broadens Washington Reach Bringing Organic Produce and Artisan Goods to Thurston County ConsumersCARNATION, WA (February 16, 2011) – Full Circle, a regional organic farm and leading organic produce and artisan food provider, today announced it is expanding its service to include Thurston County. Full Circle will bring fresh, organic produce and artisan goods to convenient pick-up locations throughout Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater.“We are excited to expand our business and provide nutritious food to more people throughout the Northwest,” said Andrew Stout, Full Circle’s founder and owner. “Communities in Thurston County will now have fresh, organic produce delivered to their neighborhoods with the added convenience of customizing each box to their specific needs and directly connecting them to the people who grow their food.”Full Circle subscribers in Thurston County can schedule weekly or bi-weekly deliveries of Farm-to-Table boxes to one of 9 different pick-up sites close to home or work. Through the Full Circle website (www.fullcirclefarm.com) customers are provided with a selection of fresh produce items that they can accept as is, or customize to their specific preferences. Additionally, customers can add organic and artisan grocery items from local partners such as The Essential Baking Company, Mt. Townsend Creamery, Fresh Breeze Dairy, Quillisascut Cheese Company, Theo Chocolate Company, Grounds for Change (coffee), Choice Organic Teas, Blue Bird Grains and Moon Valley Honey.“Our farm boxes provide a wider selection of organic produce and artisan goods, offer the option to fully customize your box, and bring farm-to-table values directly to your neighborhood year-round,” stated Stout.Full Circle celebrates the many ways to “live the good food life” and believes in the value of nurturing both the land and the community, as both are essential in cultivating a healthy food system. Currently, Full Circle cultivates over 50 crops and 200 varieties of produce on 400 acres in the picturesque Snoqualmie Valley. Rooted in the importance of growing organically, both its crops and community have enabled the company to explore unique avenues in providing robust Farm-to-Table boxes to customers throughout Washington and Alaska year-round.About Full Circle FarmsEstablished in 1996 by Andrew Stout and Wendy Munroe, Full Circle is a fast-growing Pacific Northwest company and national leader of the good food movement.  Full Circle provides healthy and organically grown food — including growing more than 200 varieties of certified organic, fruits, vegetables and herbs — to a broad base of retail and commercial customers throughout Western Washington and across Alaska. For information visit: www.fullcirclefarm.com.last_img read more

Pets Ready For Adoption In Olympia

first_imgHello, I am a female, about 2 year old, medium-haired brown tabby cat. I am playful and fun cat in search of a forever home to love me. I am also sweet and am told I am very cute with my wide green eyes, long whiskers, plume tail and bold markings. My foster family called me “Mishka” and said – I have a soft voice and very soft fur and that I talk to people and respond when spoken to. Please come down and meet me or call 360-352-2510 for more information about me. My # is 82884. Thank you. Hello, it’s me again – my profile was posted back on Aug 12th but I am still searching for the right forever home.I am a female, 1-2 year old, tan and white pit bull. I am a happy dog. I am a loving dog would enjoys a good cuddle. I am also an active dog who enjoys playing catching and would make a good jogging partner. I am also smart and already know sit. I would love a forever family to love and play with. I will need to be the only female dog in my forever home and have a secure fence to keep me safe. My # is 84380 please come down and meet me or call 360-352-2510 for more information about me. Thank you! Facebook1Tweet0Pin0center_img Hello. I am a male, short-haired, brown & white tabby cat. I am told I am very pretty with a great personality. I am fun and loving, I enjoy attention but I am also ok just hanging out. I would love to find a forever family to be a part of. Please come down and meet me or call 360-352-2510 for more information about me. My # is 84598. Thank you.last_img read more

Olympia High Students Participate in STAY WOKE Rally on March 18

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted Olympia High SchoolOn Monday, March 18, the Washington Center for the Performing Arts will host an event dedicated to promoting youth voice to end oppression in our community. It is also a night to celebrate the work of Dolores Huerta and support her foundation. This event aims to inspire positive change through students, adults, and organizations throughout Thurston County, and motivate the community to take action for a better future.The evening program in the main stage will begin at 7:00 p.m. featuring Dolores Huerta and voices of students who are leading the STAY WOKE Conference. Students from the Olympia and North Thurston School Districts will be leading this effort. Dolores Huerta, the keynote speaker, will talk about her life’s work fighting oppression.  Her broad experience includes her work with the United Farm Workers, the women’s movement, and most recently the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Bria Smith, a student activist from the National March For Our Lives movement, will also be speaking. In addition, there will be student presentations featuring the Olympia High School Freedom Farmer program, a song dedicated to Martin Luther King from a River Ridge student, slam poetry from the local Louder than a Bomb Club, and clips from the documentary Dolores. Local nonprofits and social justice organizations will be tabling before the mainstage event from 5:30-7:00 to encourage community involvement among students and others. The objective of this event is to inspire youth voices for ending oppression in our community.  With so many people feeling helpless, we want to equip, encourage and empower our students to take action to shape their world for the better.  We want our youth and community to meet, and perhaps join the groups that are actively working – here and now – for positive change. We will inspire our youth and community to financially support these causes and grow leadership for a better future.Tickets are on a sliding scale based on what people feel they can afford. $50 is the suggested donation, $20 for most community members, and $10 for students. However, no one will be turned away for a lack of funds.This project was made possible through a grant from Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.last_img read more

Residents in Nisqually Delta Urged to Evacuate due to Flooding

first_imgFacebook269Tweet0Pin1Submitted by Thurston County Board of County CommissionersThurston County Emergency Management is urging residents – especially those living east of Durgin Road, Kuhlman Road, and Nisqually Cut-Off Road – to evacuate the area by 4:00 p.m. today due to expected flooding caused by an increase in the amount of water released from the LaGrande Dam. The peak height of the river is expected between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. today. The evacuation advisory could last until Saturday, February 8.A shelter has been established by the American Red Cross at the Gwinwood Camp and Conference Center (6015 30th Ave. SE Lacey, WA 98503) for those effected by the evacuation advisory. The shelter will open today at about 4 p.m. and is pet friendly and accessible for individuals with disabilities. Pets coming into the shelter must be crated and pet owners are encouraged to bring supplies such as food and water to care for them.The impacts of this incident include possible road closures and structure flooding. Currently, 6th Ave SE & Riverside Dr. SE are closed due to water over the roadway. The Mckenna Bridge in Yelm is still open and there is no plan to close the bridge at this time. Information on road closures in the county are available at: https://www.co.thurston.wa.us/publicworks/travelImpacts.html.The North Thurston School District has informed parents and guardians that they will not be dropping off students in the affected areas. Parents with students in the North Thurston School District who live in the affected areas must pick up their students from school.This incident is fluid and additional information will be shared through the county’s social media channels as it becomes available. Residents are encouraged to follow Thurston County Emergency Management social media channels for regular updates:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThurstonEM/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThurstonEMThurston County Sheriff’s Deputies are currently in the area going door-to-door to inform people of the evacuation advisory. Riverside residents of the Nisqually Pines are urged to keep a watchful eye on the river and be prepared to evacuate on short notice, but are not under an evacuation advisory at this time. Residents can monitor river levels at: www.thurstoncountywa.gov/em/pages/rivers-graphs.aspx.County residents were notified of the evacuation advisory today at around 9:30 a.m. through the Thurston County Alert System. The notification stated that Tacoma Power will begin releasing 17,000 cubic ft. of water per second by 1:00 p.m. today from the LaGrande Dam to manage water levels due to significant water flow.To receive critical countywide TCALERT messages like this, residents can sign-up at: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/em/Pages/ei-alert.aspx.For more information on preparedness and having a grab and go kit, visit: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/em/Pages/prep-personal.aspx. Don’t forget to prepare to take your household pets with you.last_img read more

Port of Olympia Commissioners Temporarily Modify Real Estate Leases and Liveaboard…

first_imgFacebook8Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaCorrection: It was originally reported that Resolution 2020-04 was in effect for 60 days for real estate Leases and 90 days for liveaboard moorage. However, Resolution 2020-04 takes effect immediately and will be in full force and effect for 90 days for both real estate leases and liveaboard moorage, unless otherwise terminated or extended by the Port Commission.On March 31, the Port of Olympia Commissioners passed a resolution authorizing temporary modification to real estate leases and liveaboard moorage in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.Port Commission resolution 2020-04 authorizes the Executive Director to suspend the issuance of notices of default, late fees, and penalties for nonpayment of rents for those Port tenants which are adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.For Swantown Marina vessel owners whose vessel is their primary residence, and previously approved with liveaboard status, Resolution 2020-04 authorizes the Executive Director to suspend the impoundment and sale of the vessel if the owner has been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.Any Port tenant or liveaboard seeking these suspensions or deferrals will need to provide self-certification of the adverse impact of the COVID-19 crisis on their inability to pay rent or moorage. Port tenants and liveaboards who qualify for this suspension will not be charged interest and/or lease reinstatement fees.The authority provided in resolution 2020-04 only applies to late fees, penalties and reinstatement fees for both real estate leases and liveaboards. It does not grant any authorities to forgive lease or moorage payments.Resolution 2020-04 takes effect immediately and will be in full force and effect for 60 days for real estate leases and 90 days for liveaboard moorage, unless otherwise terminated or extended by the Port Commission.last_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar teases Sourav Ganguly over ‘how much he enjoyed training’

first_imgAdvertisement 6gp52NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2dqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6eym( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) c7jj1vWould you ever consider trying this?😱37dCan your students do this? 🌚06lnRoller skating! Powered by Firework Master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar still shares a wonderful camaraderie with his former colleagues, as it was witnessed in a recent social media post from former Indian captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly. Sachin, who is also known for his sharp humour, replied to Ganguly’s Instagram post which amused his fans all around the globe.Advertisement Picture Credit: FirstpostLast week, Ganguly posted a photo of himself on social media, captioning: “A good fitness session in a cold morning is very freshning….” to which Tendulkar replied, “Well done Dadi! Kya Baat hai.”Meanwhile, Dada appreciated this comment from his dependable batsman, replying: “@sachintendulkar… thank you champion… always was a fitness freak…. u remember the great training days?”And Sachin took no time to reply back with a hilarious banter which read: “Ye Dadi.. We all know how much you enjoyed the training! Especially ‘Skipping’.”In the late 90s and early 2000s, the phenomenal pair of Sachin and Sourav took the world by storm which is even to this day an adorable memory for the Indian fans. The duo used to open for the Men in Blues and together scored over 20 centuries, the highest by an opening pair in ODI cricket.Their lethal partnership was a headache for the opponents and it also laid the foundation of a formidable Indian batting line up. Together Tendulkar and Ganguly hold the record for the most hundred-run partnerships by a pair (26) while also scoring 8227 form 176 innings with a fantastic average of 47.55.In an interview earlier, Sourav was all praise for his partner in crime saying, “These were the moments of my career I always cherish. My batting with Sachin in one-day internationals at the top was a huge learning experience.”Sachin, on the other hand, also cherished those charming days and said, “We had terrific partnerships. there were tough moments too in the middle when we discussed how and what to do to get out of the tight situations”Nostalgia much? Yeah we’re doing the same too.You may also like:Ravi Shastri: Feud against Sourav Ganguly is only ‘chaat and Bhelpuri with mirch and masala’ for mediaSourav Ganguly to talk to Kohli, Shastri about India’s weakness in batting first in T20s Advertisementlast_img read more

Read why Kapil Dev is skeptical about MS Dhoni’s comeback into the Indian side

first_imgAdvertisement Mahendra Singh Dhoni who is enjoying an indefinite sabbatical cricket, won’t be able to make a fitting come back on the pitch just because he hasn’t played for a long time – according to legendary Indian all-rounder Kapil Dev. In an interview on Monday, Dev raised doubts over Dhoni’s future in international cricket; a topic already being debated by both cricket administrators and fans throughout the country. Advertisement Picture Credit: Cricket Country“I don’t think you can come back from anywhere after not playing for so long,” said Dev.“If you haven’t played cricket for so long then I don’t think you can come back from anywhere. But he still has IPL, his form there will be important and selectors should see what is best for the country,” he added.Advertisement One of the most successful captains of the country, Dhoni, hasn’t donned the national jersey since India’s semi-final loss to New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup last year.“Dhoni has done a lot for the country but when you don’t play for 6-7 months, you leave a doubt in everyone’s mind. And then that creates a lot of discussions which shouldn’t happen” India’s first World Cup- winning skipper declared.Advertisement The 38-year-old, Dhoni was omitted from BCCI’s list of centrally contracted players last month something which was coming as he hasn’t represented the country for several months.After the semi-final loss, Dhoni skipped the Caribbean tour, followed by the home series against South Africa, Bangladesh, the West Indies, Australia and the ongoing New Zealand this year.However, coach Ravi Shastri believes that, even though Dhoni might end his ODI career soon; he could be well in contention for a spot in the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia later this year, provided he performs well in the IPL.The legendary wicketkeeper-batsman guided India to two world championships in the form of 2007 World T20 World Cup in South Africa and the 2011 ODI World Cup at home. You may also like:See what golden advice Kapil Dev gave young Rishabh PantChahal points out Dhoni’s seat in team bus and reveals that it still remains unoccupied Advertisementlast_img read more