Rose Ladies Series: English amateurs shine again as Dryburgh triumphs

first_img2 Jul 2020 Rose Ladies Series: English amateurs shine again as Dryburgh triumphs Lily May Humphreys further underlined her career potential as she pushed for victory and fell just short of the winning total posted by Gemma Dryburgh in the third event of the Rose Ladies Series.The 18-year-old England women’s international is no stranger to the top of a leaderboard having won the 2019 Welsh and Irish Ladies Opens, the Annika Europe event and, just prior to lockdown in March, the Sunningdale Foursomes.Coming down the stretch at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club, the Essex teenager – one of only three amateurs in the field of 54 – harboured genuine dreams of winning in a professional event.In the end, plus-six handicapper Humphreys had to settle for one under par round of 71 and a tie for fourth alongside LPGA winner Charley Hull.Scotland’s Dryburgh carded six birdies in a round of 69 to edge one ahead of English duo Georgia Hall and Cara Gainer and two clear of Humphreys.It was another fine all-round showing from England’s top women amateurs with Ellie Gower also sealing a tie for eighth after a level par round and Hannah Screen recovering from two bad holes on the front nine to come home in 34 for a total of four over par.Humphreys proved to be a model of consistency on the front nine with eight straight pars.The run ended on the ninth – not that the golfer from Stoke by Nayland was upset. A birdie two on the 175-yard par three allowed her to reach the turn in 36.A bogey five at the 10th was swiftly remedied with a birdie at the very next hole.Another run of four pars then put England Golf’s women and girls’ Order of Merit winner from 2019 firmly in contention for victory.In fact, the Curtis Cup player was tied for the lead with three others after 15 holes and then took solo charge with another birdie two at the 161-yard 16th hole as she moved to two under par.A bogey five at the 17th hole halted her charge and that, combined with back-to-back birdies from Hall on the 13th and 14th holes allowed the 2018 Women’s British Open champion to take up a familiar place at the top of the leaderboard before being pipped in a dramatic finale.Humphreys, though, can take great heart from her performance proving once again why she is ranked 18th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.Gower, pictured above, birdied the fifth, ninth and 14th holes in a fine level par round of 72.The 17-year-old can be proud of ending the day in a tie for eighth.For the second week running in this series, two England amateurs have achieved top ten finishes.Last week sisters Samantha and Annabell Fuller finished tied for second and seventh respectively at Moor Park Golf Club.Gower, studying at the University of Colorado Boulder, didn’t panic after dropping three shots in her first three holes.In fact she displayed skill and heart to bounce back into contention while playing a group also containing former British Open champion Hall and Cloe Frankish who joined Gower on level par for the day.England Golf’s other amateur representative, Hannah Screen,  was left to rue two disappointing holes on her front nine as she made a competitive return to golf after lockdown.The England women’s overseas player counted the cost of slips at the first and seventh holes en route to a round of 76.Birdies at the fifth, 11th and 15th holes, as well as the experience of teeing it up alongside Hull and Gabriella Cowley will stand the 20-year-old Oklahoma University student in good stead as she heads to next week’s Faldo Series event at Brockett Hall.To catch up on all today’s scores, click hereThe Rose Ladies Series continues next week with a visit to Royal St George’s Golf Club in Kent – the venue for the 2021 Open Championship. Tags: Ellie Gower, Hannah Screen, Lily May Humphreys, Rose Ladies Serieslast_img read more

Driver Weighs in on Pedestrian Crossings

first_imgLetter to the EditorTo the Editor,The pedestrian crossings are not clearly visible to drivers. In England the crossings are very wide and painted in zebra stripes so that the drivers can see them far away. As a driver I’m often going too fast by the time I realize I’m at the pedestrian crossing.Also, pedestrians must remember how to cross a street and look both ways before they step out. Since the new law took effect people wander into the street without looking.Repaint the crossings and make them wider.Kristin GentileAtlantic Highlandslast_img read more

Premiere Pro Tutorial: Compositing Live-Action and Timelapse Footage

first_imgLearn how to integrate live-action and timelapse footage in this quick Premiere Pro Tutorial.While it may seem rather specific, the following Premiere Pro tutorial covers a seemingly simple technique that can produce some incredible shots. In short, this technique brought to us by Rhino Camera Gear shows us how to composite silhouetted video plates onto timelapse footage. The result is impressive and easy to achieve.In the following video tutorial, we’ll see how this unique look can be captured. The video covers:Shooting TimelapseIdeal Shooting EnvironmentsChroma-Keys Based on LuminanceIt should be noted that if your camera doesn’t have built-in time-lapse capabilities, you’ll have to either shoot the video for an extended period of time (which can lead to some pretty insane file sizes) or you can purchase a device called an intervalometer, which essentially tells your camera to take a picture at set intervals. Not all cameras can use intervalometers, but most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras can. Just do a quick search for your specific camera to find out.This video was first created and shared by Rhino Camera Gear on their YouTube Channel. Thanks for sharing!Another way in which you might be able to take this technique to the next level would be to integrate a tracking motion lapse using a device like the Syrp Genie, which is designed to let users capture moving timelapses.Do you know of a better way to get this effect? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!last_img read more

SPORT-RUSSIA-DOPING 2 LAST

first_imgSeveral major international sporting events are on the Several major international sporting events are on the calendar in the coming months, including the IAAF (athletics) World Championships in London in August next year. The Winter Olympics take place in Pyeongchang in February 2018 and Russia is due to hold the football World Cup that summer.McLaren identified doping as being rife in Russian athletics and weightlifting, but his report found evidence of banned substances being used in football too.”We didnt really have a chance to look at Russian soccer across the board, to look at different teams and whats going on,” McLaren told AFP after presenting his report findings in London.”I think there are 33 footballers listed in the report. Not all of those are Russian by the way — some are foreigners.”That led British MP Damian Collins to question whether Russia was fit to host the 2018 World Cup.”FIFA now have to look very seriously at the way in which the World Cup is going to be staged,” Collins, of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, told the BBC.”How can Russia give confidence to FIFA and to the world that there will be proper anti-doping measures in place during the World Cup?” AFP AH AHlast_img read more

16 days agoINSIDER: Barcelona will offer Griezmann for Neymar – in Jan

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Barcelona will offer Griezmann for Neymar – in Janby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona refuse to drop their bid to bring Neymar back to the Nou Camp.It’s since been formally confirmed by Barca that PSG turned down two separate offers for the Brazil captain over the summer.And now they’re to try again in January, according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, when speaking on El Chiringuito.Inda says Barca are willing to offer Antoine Griezmann in part exchange.He said, “It is something that Barcelona wants, because I already said here a few weeks ago that (Lionel) Messi is not happy with (Antoine) Griezmann because he takes away space on the pitch. “So the chances of the Frenchman leaving sooner rather than later increase exponentially. There is a club that has always loved him and it is PSG. The operation that Barcelona’s board of directors has in mind is to negotiate Neymar-Griezmann in the winter market.” last_img read more

Bellegarde says pipeline expansion may go forward if shipping terminal moved

first_imgOTTAWA – The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says the federal government would find it easier to get the Trans Mountain pipeline built if it moves the route and the marine shipping terminal to avoid Indigenous communities that are oppose the project.Perry Bellegarde said many Indigenous communities believe in the need to diversify export markets for Canadian resources through work to transition to a clean energy economy.However, he acknowledged there are some communities along the coast, notably the Squamish First Nation and the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, that will never support the pipeline, which in its current format affects a marine terminal in the traditional territory of the Tsleil-Waututh, and would bring additional oil tankers through traditional waters of the Squamish.“So why not move (the terminal)? Why don’t you move it to Tsawwassen?” Bellegarde said in a wide-ranging interview Monday with The Canadian Press.“They’re not going to change their mind, so why not find a different outlet? It might take a little longer, but it’s a win-win-win.”Bellegarde said he spoke to chiefs who support of the idea of a terminal near Tsawwassen — but Tsawwassen First Nation Chief Bryce Williams said Monday he is not one of them.His community neither supports the pipeline nor the idea of moving the terminal to land that abuts his community, Williams said.In 2015, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley pushed the idea of the Tsawwassen terminal in Delta, B.C., arguing it might get more local support than the plan to expand the existing Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, B.C. The latter would see another six or seven oil tankers each week try to navigate the tricky Burrard Inlet and Vancouver Harbour, while the Tsawwassen location poses environmental risks from those additional tankers to the Fraser River Estuary.Kinder Morgan Canada dismissed the Tsawwassen location because of those environmental concerns, as well as an estimated $1.2 billion cost needed to make the pipeline 14 kilometres longer and build a trestle in the Straight of Georgia to support it.The federal government has yet to announce how it plans to re-engage with Indigenous communities after the Federal Court of Appeal overturned approval for the pipeline expansion, citing insufficient Indigenous consultations. The court also criticized the National Energy Board for failing to do a proper review of what impact additional oil tanker traffic would have on sensitive marine ecosystems and, specifically, the endangered Southern resident killer whales.Last week Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi ordered the board to go back and do such a review of oil tanker traffic and provide a new recommendation on the pipeline before the end of February.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said that plan only adds delays and argued Ottawa should instead appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court of Canada and legislate the project into existence. That includes supporting a private members’ bill from Alberta Se. Doug Black that reaffirms federal jurisdiction for the project.Scheer also wants emergency legislation to use an existing Trans Canada review of oil tanker traffic in lieu of the NEB repeating that work, which he said would satisfy the court’s conditions. He added more Indigenous consultation does need to happen, and suggested the appointment of a ministerial special representative to oversee the process.He also said many communities have signed benefit agreements as partners in the pipeline and no one community should be able to halt it entirely.“We certainly don’t believe that the 30-plus Indigenous communities who had signed agreements, who are going to see real benefits in their communities, should have to go without those advantages because a smaller group of people are simply opposed to it,” he said.Sohi’s press secretary, Vanessa Adams, said the Conservatives have no reason to complain given their shoddy environmental review was the one the court rejected in this case, and in previous ones the courts also rejected.However, Sohi’s office has yet to respond to the idea of moving the marine terminal. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said two weeks ago he was open to the idea of moving the suggested route, but hasn’t been clear on what changes he is considering.Canada now is in full charge of the pipeline, having purchased it from Kinder Morgan last month for $4.5 billion. Ottawa stepped in hoping that federal ownership would provide the political certainty to get it built, and the government intends to sell it to a private-sector buyer after the project expansion is completed.last_img read more

Ontario releases cannabis regulations for retail stores set to open April 1

first_imgTORONTO — The Ontario government has released regulations that will guide the startup of private cannabis stores on April 1.The stand-alone stores can be open any day between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m., but they must be at least 150 metres away from schools and bar entry to anyone under 19 years old.A market concentration limit of 75 stores per operator has been set.Until April, cannabis can only be legally purchased from the online Ontario Cannabis Store.Applications for licences will begin on Dec. 17 and illegal cannabis retailers who were operating after legalization on Oct. 17 will not be eligible to receive cannabis sales licences.Licences won’t be issued to any person or organization who has an association with organized crime, and applicants must demonstrate their tax compliance status to show they are in good standing with the government.“The purpose of these regulations is to keep kids safe and to ensure all people operating in this tightly-regulated retail system behave with integrity, honesty, and in the public interest,” Attorney General Caroline Mulroney said in a statement.Retail managers and employees must complete approved training in the responsible sale of cannabis.The government says it will provide $40 million over two years to help municipalities with the implementation costs of recreational cannabis legalization.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

FAA bringing back safety inspectors sidelined by shutdown

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration says it has brought about 500 safety inspectors back to work and expects more to return next week, potentially easing strains on the aviation system amid a partial federal government shutdown.Most of the FAA’s 3,000 safety inspectors have been sidelined during the 22-day shutdown . But the agency is accelerating efforts to bring them back. Agency spokesman Gregory Martin didn’t provide specifics in an email to the Associated Press Saturday.Inspectors oversee and certify inspections by airline and repair-shop employees. They’re not considered essential employees who must work during shutdowns.The shutdown has hit aviation hard . About 10,000 FAA air traffic controllers are on the job but not getting paid. Some Transportation Security Administration screeners are staying home rather than work without pay.The Associated Presslast_img read more

China accuses US of undermining UN antiterror body

first_imgBeijing: China on Thursday accused the US of undermining the authority of the UN anti-terrorism committee by “forcefully moving” a resolution in the UNSC to list Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, saying America’s move only “complicates” the issue. The US, supported by France and the UK, has moved a draft resolution in the UN Security Council to blacklist the Pakistan-based terror group’s chief, two weeks after China put a hold on a proposal to list Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the Council. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Asked about the development, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a media briefing that Washington move only complicates the issue. “This is not in line with resolution of the issue through dialogue and negotiations. This has reduced the authority of the Committee as a main anti-terrorism body of the UNSC and this is not conducive to the solidarity and only complicates the issue. “We urge the US to act cautiously and avoid forcefully moving forward this resolution draft,” Geng said.last_img read more

Man kills wife and three children

first_imgGhaziabad: A 35-year-old man allegedly killed his wife and three children including two daughters in Nyay Khand 2 in Indirapuram area of Ghaziabad on intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. Police are yet to trace the accused who left his home informing his family members by putting up a video on family’s AhatsApp group of which he told the members that he killed the all of him family and he is going to commit suicide now.According to police, the deceased have been identified as accused’s wife Ashu Balla (32), two daughters- Parmesh (6) and Akriti (8) and only son Aarav (4). “The family lived at a rented accommodation in a builder flat for the last two years,” police said. Shlok Kumar, SP City of Ghaziabad told Millennium Post that the accused has been identified as Sumit Kumar, who works as a software engineer. “Two months ago, he resigned his job in Bangalore and after that he had no job while his wife works as a private teacher in Ghaziabad. The reason behind this killing is not clear yet, but the initial investigation revealed that the accused was under depression due to financial crunch and no job can also be a reason,” Kumar added. “The accused himself posted a video on the family WhatsApp group in which he confessed to have killed his family and he also told the family members that he is going to kill himself as well,” Kumar added. Sandeep Kumar Singh, Station House Officer of Indirapuram police station, said that the incident occurred around 3 am and he posted his video on family group around 6pm on Sunday. After posting the video, the accused called his brother-in-law and informed about the incident. Around 6.15 pm, police received a call from the Ashu’s brother and he informed the police about the incident. When police team reached the accused’s house, police found all dead body on the bedroom floor,” Singh said. Three police team have been formed by SP City to trace the accused live or dead, as soon as possible.last_img read more

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