Lee wins ANA Inspiration and first major in playoff

first_imgKorda, who had led after every round, had looked poised to claim a first major victory when she stepped onto the 18th tee with a one shot lead but a few minutes later found herself in playoff.As Korda prepared to tee off on the last hole of regulation, ahead of her on the par-five 18th, Lee was chipping in from off the green for an eagle and a final round five-under 67 to join the American at 15-under.Henderson would follow with a birdie at the last for a three-under 69 while Korda could do no better than par, also for 69.Back on 18th for the first playoff hole Lee once again relied on her wedge chipping to within five feet and making a nervy putt for birdie with Henderson and Korda both carding pars.It was the fourth career LPGA Tour win for the 29-year-old South Korean and first since 2017.And it came courtesy of a gut-churning rollercoaster finish for Lee who was in the hunt for the title one minute, out of the next and then back in it again with a birdie, bogey, eagle end to regulation.Lee’s red hot wedge came to the rescue when she chipped in for birdie on 16 to pull within one of the leaders before just as quickly seeming to throw it all away with bogey at the 17th dropping her two off the pace. But another pitch perfect chip for eagle on 18 put all the pressure on the two women following her.Topics : South Korea’s Mirim Lee eagled her final hole of regulation to force a three-way playoff with American Nelly Korda and Canadian Brooke Henderson at the ANA Inspiration on Sunday, then birdied the first extra hole to walk off with a maiden LPGA major title.It was a wild finish on a scorching hot afternoon in Rancho Mirage, California which ended with Lee taking the winner’s traditional cool plunge into Poppie’s Pond that rings the 18th hole at Mission Hills Country Club.”I can’t believe it. Honestly I have no emotions,” offered a tearful Lee through an interpreter. “I just told myself, ‘Let’s finish this quickly’.”last_img read more

Gold Coast real estate: Avocado farm going under the hammer

first_img More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe restaurant at the property. MORE NEWS: Where is costs $3000 a week to rent MORE NEWS: Why the Gold Coast property market is in the spotlight The property has more than 300 avocado, olive and citrus trees.There is also a functional restaurant with room to seat 100 people, retail shop and an underground wine cellar. Amir Mian, principal of Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents, is taking the property to auction on Thursday. “(It’s) a great opportunity for someone who wants to run a business, open a hobby farm or just build their dream home and live happily ever after,” he said.“It has endless potential, is a great location and has prime usable land with an avocado plantation and room to do more.”The farm is supported by three bores and has a large production shed.The property is part of Amir Mian’s auction event on January 23 at 5pm at the Marriot Resort on the Gold Coast.center_img Aerial view of 87 Main Western Road, Tamborine Mountain. There’s no shortage of avocados here. 87 Main Western Road, Tamborine Mountain is going under the hammer.If you ever wanted to own a property and have your smashed avocado too, this is the property for you. An avocado farm at 87 Main Western Road, Tamborine Mountain is set to go under the hammer on Thursday.last_img read more

DDA observes reduce, reuse and recycle week

first_imgLocalNews DDA observes reduce, reuse and recycle week by: – May 14, 2012 Sharing is caring! Tweet 18 Views   2 comments Sharecenter_img Share Marvlyn Birmingham presenting bio-degradable bag to Arlene Hall of Save-A-Lot at the launching of the Rotary Club’s reusable bag campaign on March 13th, 2012.The Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) in collaboration with the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association and the Ministry of Tourism is observing this week; May 14 to May 18 2012 as 3R’S – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Week. This campaign will form part of the Tourism Awareness Month activities. The objective of the campaign is to encourage the reduction of the use of plastics and to promote the reuse and recycling of plastic products in daily activities. DDA will collaborate with Rotary Club in the observance of the said week. Activities will include the airing of 3 R’s tips daily, the airing of the Mr. Environment ad, live radio show programmes and the designation of a “no plastic bag shopping” day,. “No Plastic Bag shopping” day will be recognized on Saturday, May 19, 2012. The objective of the day is to encourage shoppers to take along their shopping bags or baskets to the supermarket which will ultimately reduce the usage of plastic in everyday activities. On the said day shoppers will also be given re-usable bags (while supplies last) to use while shopping at the supermarkets. Participating supermarkets include Save- a- Lot, H H Wilson Supermarket, Whitchurch IGA Supercentre and Brizee’s Mart. The Rotary Club and the Discover Dominica Authority will be donating bio-degradable shopping bags to the participating supermarkets which will be given to their shoppers.The DDA continues to encouraging the public to revert to the old days of using shopping bags and baskets. We need to preserve and protect the environment thus the reduction in plastic bags will help in alleviating future environmental concerns. During this week, as part of Tourism Awareness Month and throughout the year the DDA would like to remind persons to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.Tourism Awareness Month is an annual event which has been celebrated in May for the past six (6) years by the Discover Dominica Authority. Press Release Sharelast_img read more

Bridge Repair To Close Dearborn Co. Road For Month

first_imgAURORA – Construction is set to begin on a Dearborn County bridge Monday and it is anticipated the road will be closed for a month or more.Paul Rohe Company is the contractor for the project to repair Bridge #31 on North Hogan Road.It results in the section of road between Soap Hill Road and Possum Ridge Road to be closed beginning Monday. Officials estimate the road will be closed for 4 to 5 weeks.last_img

Liverpool slam fans’ ‘wholly unacceptable’ title celebrations

first_img Read Also: Bremen snatch play-off survival chance, champions Bayern rout Wolfsburg Liverpool secured the Premier League title after Manchester City lost 2-1 to Chelsea. Prior to the title being won on Thursday, police and local authorities had warned fans not to gather because of the fear of further spreading the virus. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… In a joint statement with Merseyside Police and Liverpool City Council, the club condemned supporters who ignored social distancing advice. “Our city is still in a public health crisis and this behaviour is wholly unacceptable,” read the statement. “The potential danger of a second peak of COVID-19 still exists and we need to work together to make sure we don’t undo everything that has been achieved as a region during lockdown.” Liverpool’s mayor, Joe Anderson, also condemned the scenes, claiming on Twitter they had brought a “negative focus” on the city. Social media images showed a firework hitting the Liver Bird building, one of the city’s most famous landmarks, during a second night of celebrations on Friday. Vast amounts of rubbish were cleared by the council on Saturday morning. “Seeing thousands of people congregating at the Pier Head into the early hours and the ugly scenes shared on social media afterwards was heartbreaking to see,” Anderson said. “Fireworks, flares and tonnes of litter, amount to nothing but disrespect for our city.”center_img Premier League champions Liverpool were forced to criticise their fans’ “wholly unacceptable” behaviour after police claimed glasses and bottles were thrown at them during title celebrations that turned violent. Fans celebrate Liverpool winning the Premier League title outside Anfield Liverpool supporters have ignored coronavirus social distancing guidelines since Jurgen Klopp’s side were crowned English champions for the first time in 30 years on Thursday. Thousands have flocked into the city centre to party after many initially gathered around Anfield. With many drinking to excess, the title celebrations have turned ugly. Merseyside Police Assistant Chief Constable Jon Roy said two officers needed medical treatment for injuries to their backs after bottles were thrown as they went to help an assault victim in a crowd of supporters on Friday. A group of about 100 people threw glasses and bottles at riot police as they tried to stop them committing acts of disorder in the city’s Pier Head waterfront area, according to Roy. Deputy chief executive of the North West Ambulance Service Mick Forrest said crews were sent to 34 emergencies as a result of the violence. Twenty-seven people were taken to hospital, three in a serious condition. “The crowd largely dispersed by about 1.30am and a short time later officers were confronted by a group of people more than 100 strong who sought confrontation with the police,” Roy said. “They were committing acts of disorder and then threw glasses and bottles at the police when they tried to intervene. “Specially trained officers in protective kit had to disperse them and we then had a number of really violent, absolutely unacceptable, incidents of violence and disorder throughout the city centre.” Fifteen people have been arrested for public order offences and one man was arrested on suspicion of assault, he said.last_img read more

Newcastle’s fit-again Carroll in line to face Brighton

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Newcastle set to extend winning streak EPL: Newcastle hammer West Ham away EPL: West Ham, Newcastle in cagey duel Newcastle United striker, Andy Carroll, is likely to make his first appearance of the season in Saturday’s Premier League match against Brighton and Hove Albion after shaking off an ankle injury, manager Steve Bruce said on Friday.The 30-year-old has not featured since rejoining the club on transfer deadline day, due to the niggling problem and only began training in the lead up to last weekend’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool.“As long as he comes through today OK… he’ll be involved, which is good news at the top end of the pitch.“If he stays fit he’s a wonderful centre forward. Certainly of his type I don’t think there’s been anybody better in the last eight to 10 years when he’s been playing,” Bruce told a news conference.The winger and fellow new arrival, Allan Saint-Maximin, has also recovered from a hamstring strain to be in contention but midfielder Sean Longstaff will miss out again because of an ankle injury.Newcastle have suffered three defeats in their opening five games but Bruce is hopeful the team can replicate the form that helped them stun Tottenham Hotspur last month.“The only way I can get people thinking positively is if we can produce a few results. Now we’ve got a wonderful opportunity to go and get our second win of the season. “Brighton have had a total change of philosophy under their new manager. They’re probably going through that transition.“They had a wonderful start when they won 3-0 (at Watford); they’re a good side and they’ve got good players. That’s the Premier League,” he said. Tags: Andy CarrollBrighton and Hove AlbionNewcastle UnitedSteve Brucelast_img read more

Australian Open puts more at stake

first_imgThere’ll be more prize money on offer at next month’s Australian Open.As things stand, the near €35 million pot will be second only to the US Open – with the singles champions getting €2.6 million.The biggest increases come for qualifying and first round losers – in what Tennis Australia says is part of an attempt to tackle corruption. It’s after a report during this year’s tournament alleged concerns over betting patterns among lower-ranked players in the sport.last_img read more

UEFA pushes VAR early for Champions League 2018/19

first_img StumbleUpon ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets August 7, 2020 UEFA executives have announced that the governing body of European football will introduce ‘Video Assistant Referees – VAR’ technology for its flagship UEFA Champions League competition, beginning at the round-of-16 knockout stages from 16 February 2019.UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin confirmed the mandatory VAR Champions League enforcement at yesterday’s ‘special meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee’ hosted in Dublin.Governing European football competitions, UEFA’s executive had stated last September that it would introduce mandatory VAR for its Champions League match-days, starting season 2019/2020.Nevertheless, having reviewed proposals, Ceferin and UEFA officials have decided to push early with VAR, stating that the controversial technology’s capacities proven during World Cup Russia 2018.“We are ready to use VAR earlier than initially planned and we are convinced that it will be beneficial for our competitions as it will provide valuable help to match officials and will reduce incorrect decisions.” Ceferin detailed in a statement to media.Fully utilised during Russia 2018, VAR disrupted many match-day dynamics for football’s most prestigious tournament, with bookmaker markets having to adjust to video replay time-delays, goals allowed/nullified and retrospective red-cards for off the ball incidents.Furthermore, VAR saw the number of penalty kicks awarded reach a record 29 figure (22 scored) with various bookmakers capping penalty markets.Remaining a controversial topic, critics of VAR state that the technology introduced during a nascent phase for referees, who despite FIFA workshops needed time to adjust and learn how to implement VAR decisions in live match environments.Put simply for critics’ VAR; the technology had failed in its mission statement to end football controversies and bad decisions. Share Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit Sharelast_img read more

Photos: Dodgers, Diamondbacks enjoy Australia; See Vin Scully with a koala bear

first_imgThe Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks arrived in Australia sometime Monday, American time. Since then, they’ve had one of the more fun baseball trips in recent history. Koalas were involved. Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw threw and kicked around an Australian football.See more Dodgers coverage | Follow the Inside the Dodgers blog | See all the photos Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

Tom Brady free agency rumors: Buccaneers ‘expected landing spot’ after QB leaves Patriots

first_imgTampa is the expected landing spot for Tom Brady barring anything unforeseen, sources tell me and @JeffDarlington.There’s no signing date or announcement officially set up, but Brady is expected to be a Buccaneer.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020With the #Chargers out of the running, the #Bucs offer to QB Tom Brady is believed to be roughly $30M per year. They are the only known team to make an offer. Tampa Bay has been confident all day and for good reason. As we wait Tom Brady’s officials announcement, all eyes on TB.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2020If Brady indeed signs with the Buccaneers, he would be greeted by one of the most talented receiving groups he’s ever been able to work with. Tampa Bay already boasts Pro Bowl wideouts Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, and the team is reportedly eyeing a receiver in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. MORE: Brady bids farewell to New EnglandBrady was nowhere near his peak form last season, but he was still above average, throwing for 24 touchdowns to just eight interceptions. His six Super Bowl rings and vast postseason experience are a primary reason for Tampa Bay’s interest; the Buccaneers haven’t reached the playoffs since 2007.Tampa Bay also re-signed pass rushers Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaq Lawson this week. Tom Brady appears on the verge of taking his talents to Tampa after announcing Tuesday morning that he would no longer play for the Patriots.The 42-year-old quarterback is looking at a two-year contract with an average annual value of $30 million, according to NFL.com, and multiple reports indicate it’s only a matter of time before a deal is agreed upon.last_img read more