Reed dodges rules violation, shares Farmers lead

first_imgSAN DIEGO — Patrick Reed was involved in another rules controversy Saturday in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. He also had a share of the lead with Carlos Ortiz. On the par-4 10th, Reed hit a 190-yard shot out of a bunker with a TV replay showing the ball bounced once before settling into the rough. Believing the ball didn’t bounce, Reed picked it up to see if it was embedded before a rules official arrived. Reed told the official that no one in his group, as well as a nearby volunteer, saw it bounce. Reed was awarded a free drop and saved par. He bogeyed four of the next holes before birdieing No. 18 for a 2-under 70 and a share of the lead with Ortiz at 10 under. Ortiz had a 66 on the South Course. In December 2019 in Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, Reed was penalized two strokes for appearing to deliberately improve his lie in a bunker. “It’s an unfortunate situation obviously, but at the end of the day when you finish a round and the head rules official comes up to you and has the video and shows everything that went down to the whole group and says that you’ve done this perfectly, you did this the exact right way, the protocols you did were spot on, at that point, you know, I feel great about it,” Reed said. Why Reed picked up ball on 10th hole at Farmers “The ball just disappeared. None of us saw it bounce,” said Reed, who added that a nearby volunteer told him that it did not bounce. “I looked at my group and said, ‘Guys, she didn’t see it bounce it, either, so I’m going to mark this ball and see if it’s embedded.’ “Once I marked it, the first thing I wanted to do was make sure I got the ball out of my hand because you don’t want to clean it or anything because you don’t know if it’s embedded yet. When I put my finger down there and felt like it has broken ground, the first thing you do is call the rules official. … The rules official said, ‘Yes, this ball has broken the plane.’” The ground was soft because of rain overnight Thursday and during the second round Friday, when play was suspended for nearly an hour because of a storm. “At that point we go with what the rules official said and also with what the volunteers and what we see,” Reed said. “When we’re out there, we can’t see everything and when that happens you have to go with what the volunteers say and what the rules officials say and when all comes push and shove we felt like we did the right thing and the rules official said we did absolutely perfectly.” PGA Tour rules official Ken Tackett said Reed “did all the things we ask to do of a player. It’s obviously difficult and you get to second-guessing when see video; soft conditions, there’s a lot of variables out there.” Mutch breaks down Reed’s incident on the 10th hole The incident on 10 overshadowed Reed’s eagle on the par-5 sixth when he reached in two and made a 40-foot putt to get to 12 under. He reached 13 under with a birdie on No. 9. Reed shared the lead with Alex Noren after the first round and was one shot off the lead after 36 holes. Sam Burns (70), Lanto Griffin (72), Viktor Hovland (73), Jon Rahm (72) and Adam Scott (72) were two shots back at 8 under. Rory McIlroy (70) was in a group of four at 7 under. Scott’s round included an eagle, a double bogey, five birdies and five bogeys.last_img read more

Hutchinson Launches RT1, The First Road Tubeless Full Carbon Clincher Wheelset

first_imgHutchinson showed us their all new wheelset, built by Corima, that’s billed as the first-ever full carbon clincher wheelset that’s Road Tubeless compatible.It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Hutchinson came up with them, they’re one of the leading forces behind the push to go tubeless on the road.Specs are light at the moment, but here’s what we’ve got:680g front wheel890g rear wheel1,570g pair$2,500We’ll post more when they start filling in the holes. In the meantime, check out more photos after the break…last_img read more

Grand Central DMU to be used for dual-fuel trial

first_imgUK: An Alstom Class 180 Adelante diesel-hydraulic multiple-unit is to be converted to run on a combination of diesel and liquefied natural gas in a dual-fuel technology demonstration project.One car of the DMU which Arriva-owned open access inter-city operator Grand Central leases from Angel Trains is to be equipped with dual-fuel technology company G-volution’s Optimiser system, which is used in the road sector. The modifications are expected to be straightforward, enabling trials on the national network to start later this year.The project is being funded by the Rail Safety & Standards Board, which previously funded a 2016 study which concluded that dual-fuel operation could reduce fuel costs by 30% and cut particulate and CO2 emissions. This could help meet the government’s long-term decarbonisation ambitions, including the aim of removing diesel-only trains from the network by 2040. ‘This trial has the potential to demonstrate the very real and important environmental and cost benefits of dual-fuel technology to the wider rail industry’, said Grand Central Managing Director Richard McClean on May 22. ‘We are looking forward to seeing the results of the study and discovering how dual-fuel technology can be developed in the future.’last_img read more

Dumfriesshire MSP Wears It Pink In Holyrood In Aid Of Breast Cancer Now

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInElaine Murray MSP wears it pink in Holyrood in aid of Breast Cancer NowDumfriesshire MSP Elaine Murray has shown her support for women with breast cancer by dressing up in pink and encouraging her constituents to take part in Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, on Friday 23rd October.Wear it pink, the UK’s biggest pink fundraiser, calls on supporters across the country to ditch the day-to-day colours and pull on some pink to raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving breast cancer research.Elaine Murray MSP joined fellow parliamentarians in wearing it pink in Holyrood this week to encourage people across Scotland to get involved. Now in its 14th year, wear it pink raises over £2 million each year for world-class research into breast cancer, and this year it is back and bigger, brighter and bolder than ever before.Anyone can take part, whether in school, at work or at home. All you have to do is wear something pink and donate whatever you can.Dumfriesshire MSP Elaine Murray said:“Right now breast cancer is at a tipping point. Every year in Scotland around 4,600 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and although there have been major progress over recent years, sadly nearly 1,000 people still lose their lives to the disease. This is why it’s so important for us all to come together to support Breast Cancer Now’s cutting-edge research, and, in wear it pink, there is a fun and simple way for everyone to get involved.“Together, we can make a big difference for women with breast cancer, now and in the future; I hope everyone in Dumfriesshire and across the country can join me in wearing it pink on Friday 23 October and show their support for such an important cause.”Launched in June 2015 with the ambition of ensuring that no one dies from the disease by 2050, Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, created by the merger of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.This is a day when we stand out, stand together and stand for something: wear it pink on Friday 23 October to support Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research. For more information or to register for wear it pink visit read more

Barkley scores twice in return to action against QPR

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesRoss Barkley scored twice in his first match in a Chelsea shirt, including the winning goal, as the Blues’ development side beat QPR’s 3-2 in a behind-closed-doors friendly.West London Sport revealed this week that Chelsea had arranged a game against the R’s in order for Barkley to return to action following his recent move from Everton.AdChoices广告Barkley had hamstring surgery last year and had not played this season before his outing in the game at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground.Olamide Shodipo and Chay Tilt scored QPR’s goals. See also:Barkley set for first Chelsea outing in game against QPRQPR looking at 30-goal Greens strikerThree more set to leave QPRLoftus-Cheek could be out for several monthsSmyth and Wheeler unavailable for Boro gameBarkley in Chelsea’s squad for Brighton gameConte refuses to comment on reports linking Blues with Džeko and CrouchChelsea boss Conte backs struggling Moratalast_img read more

Jennifer Esposito gets “real” with new movie ‘Mob Town’, and says fans of ‘The Boys’ will be “surprised” at season 2

first_imgBleiberg Entertainment(NEW YORK) — Former Blue Bloods cop Jennifer Esposito shows a different side of the criminal underworld in the new drama Mob Town, which debuts in theaters and video-on-demand today.The actress is from New York, but even the Brooklyn native was surprised to learn the plot of the period piece was based on actual events: the meeting of every Mafia “family” in the U.S. in Apalachin, New York.The summit of the crime families took place at the vacation home of mobster Joseph “Joe the Barber” Barbara, on November 14, 1957.In the film, David Arquette plays a policeman in the sleepy town who gets wind something big is about to go down, but it seems only his lifelong friend, played by Esposito, is actually willing to listen to him. “I had never heard about this before, and it’s really a great story,” she tells ABC Audio. “[Y]ou know, all these mobsters going up to Apalachin and and this one lone police officer figuring this out, that there was something more to this.”The actress and author explains, “I love true stories…It was such an interesting story, I couldn’t believe no one had done it before.”The movie also stars Robert Davi as Barbara, and The Sopranos alum Jamie-Lynn Sigler.Esposito also stars on Amazon Prime’s acclaimed superhero show The Boys, and while she wouldn’t give any spoilers about it, she noted that fans will be “wonderfully surprised” at where her character goes in season 2 — the teaser for which recently debuted. The sneak peek, pardon pun, pulls no punches — seeing as it features at least one head being punched into oblivion, and a brain being torn apart. “No,” Esposito laughs. “There’s nothing subtle about the show.” There’s no release date yet for the second season.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Elephant culling ‘a last resort’

first_img15 August 2007South Africa will only consider culling its elephants as a last resort, after either translocation or contraception, says the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.The department’s chief director, Leseho Sello, was briefing a parliamentary committee on environmental affairs and tourism this week on managing the country’s vast elephant populationSello said Environment and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk had instructed that culling only be considered as a last resort, while noting that massive local and international pressure from animal welfare groups and others made culling a very unattractive option.The culling of these huge but gentle beasts is a delicate and extremely emotional issue for many people, she said.South Africa is developing a strategy to deal with the increasing numbers of elephants in the country, which presents a threat to the sustainability of the environment they inhabit.Sello was unable to provide the committee with actual figures of elephant populations, or the number of elephants the Kruger National Park could handle, but one Member of Parliament said “anecdotal evidence” pointed to a population in excess of 6 000.Sello said reports indicate that the large numbers of elephants in areas like the Kruger National Park could harm the environment to such a point where large sections of the park could become completely barren.This would reduce the animals’ own food sources and ultimately result in a situation where the growth of the population could then threaten their survival.She added that neighbouring countries like Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Tanzania were facing similar problems.Anti-culling lobbyistsSello told the committee that lobbyists had sent many petitions against elephant culling to Van Schalkwyk, with some even threatening to organise tourist boycotts should the government resort to culling to reduce elephant populations.Given that tourism is a major contributor to South Africa’s economy, and with eco-tourism being one of the fastest growing areas in the sector, such actions would be undesirable.“It is not wise to fix one problem and thereby create an even bigger one,” Sello said, adding that a moratorium on culling had been in place since the mid-1990s.However, she said one could not conserve elephants at the cost of all other species.TranslocationTranslocation of the animals remained a key option but was also one that needed to be handled sensitively, because the social nature of elephants meant that entire herds would need to be moved to single destinations, making it an expensive option.While many of South Africa’s neighbouring countries also have large populations, the committee pointed out that countries emerging from recent wars had radically reduced animal populations and that they could benefit from such translocations.Such countries include the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Mozambique, with the latter already being a recipient of several elephants.Sello added that other countries, such as Tunisia, were continually approaching the ministry asking for animals.She said that once the department had finalised its strategy, it would need to be applied uniformly across the country, and that both government-funded parks and private game farms with elephants, most of whom are represented by the Elephant Management Owner’s Association, would need to abide by the regulations.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Goal! Qatar scores with entertaining new safety video.

first_imgA scene from Qatar’s new safety video Qatar Airways has scored a goal with a new safety video featuring star soccer players in a humorous locker room scenarioBrazilian footballer Neymar Jr, FC Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski and AS Roma legend Cafu are led through the in-flight safety routine by British actors Jason Thorpe and Ross Hatt.READ: The 20 best airlines for 2020.Set in a pre-game locker room with Thorpe as the coach and Hatt his assistant, the new safety video was directed and co-written by Peter Lydon and comes in at a fairly hefty six minutes.Watch the video:The star appearances see Lewandowski demonstrate how to use a life jacket, Cafu help a younger version of himself attach an oxygen mask and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar Jr guide Qsuite passengers.The video is the latest in a growing trend that has prompted flight attendants to question whether the entertaining in-flight videos detract from the safety message they intend to impart.But the creative agency behind the video argues humor has been shown to increase memory.“So there seems to be no better way to communicate such important information than by making it fun,” said Kalle Henzen, the executive creative director at 180 Kingsday.Qatar Airways senior vice president marketing and communications Salam Al Shawa said safety was a priority at the airline and it wanted to ensure everyone, including frequent travelers, watched the safety briefings.“The wonderfully creative concept from 180 Kingsday will capture our passengers’ attention whilst providing a fun, light-hearted video to get the in-flight entertainment underway,” she said.“The level of quality and attention to detail in this video is paramount and I am sure the content will both inform and amuse our global passengers of all ages.”The video capitalizes on Qatar’s sponsorship of a number of top-level sporting events and football clubs around the globe, including AS Roma, Boca Juniors and FC Bayern Munich.The 2022 FIFA World Cup is due to take place in Qatar from late November to mid-December, a departure from the usual mid-year timetable.last_img read more

Ind vs WI: Bravo puts Windies on pedestal

first_imgDarren Bravo scored a massive century even as Indian bowlers continued to toil on the second day of the third Test at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. Score | PhotosClearly the curator Sudhir Naik would have kept Sachin Tendulkar’s elusive 100th international ton in mind while designing the pitch. Unfortunately, he wouldn’t have thought that the same pitch would end up tormenting the India bowlers even as West Indies batsmen piled on run aplenty. At the end of the innings they were sitting pretty on 575/9.West Indies started the day on 267/2 with Kirk Edwards and Darren Bravo in the middle. The two bat with confidence to counter India skipper MS Dhoni’s plans for an early dismissal.Like the Day 1, Dhoni again utilised a spinner, Pragyan Ojha, and pacer, Varun Aaron, in tandem to unsettle the batsmen. However, the two stayed frim as the Windies score went past 300 runs.Eventually Dhoni’s plan did work as paceman Ishant Sharma, who too was being utilised in tandem with a spinner, got the better of Kirk Edwards when the WI score was 314. Edwards failed to read Ishant’s line and an edge off his bat was nicely taken by Dhoni behind the stumps and the man departed after posting a fine 86. He and Bravo put on 164 runs for the third wicket.Soon Bravo was past his century. A four off R Ashwin saw him reach his third century in Tests. His second came during the Eden Test match, where he put up a brave front when the Windies were following on.advertisementAt lunch West Indies were 378/3 with Bravo (105) and Kieran Powell (38) at the crease.The second session saw the Windies score venture past the 400-run mark as Bravo and Powell continued to bat on at ease. Soon Powell was past his half-century, becoming the third WI batsman to score a half-century in the innings.India skipper MS Dhoni brought in Sachin Tendulkar into the attack, but it was left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, who eventually broke the Bravo-Powell 160-run partnership minutes before tea. Ojha’s turner that was pitched outside off gained in speed and took the edge of his bat and skipper Dhoni took a neat catch behind the stumps. He fell for 81 and West Indies lost their fourth wicket on 474.At tea the West Indies score was an impressive 494/4 with Bravo (156) and Marlon Samuels at the crease.The third session proved a lot better for the hosts for five wicket fell in it, but it wasn’t without some impressive bowling by 22-year old Varun Aaron, billed as India’s fastest pacer.The man accounted to the prized wicket of Bravo, which also was his maiden Test wicket. A length ball that kept low took the edge of Bravo’s bat to land in the safe gloves of Dhoni. Bravo departed after posting a massive 166 runs on board puntuating his innings with 17 fours. West Indies lost their fifth wicket on 524.In his next over Aaron struck again to despatch Carlton Baugh cheaply as West Indies lost their sixth wicket on the same total. But he wasn’t finished as he came around to get rid of opposition skipper Darren Sammy and West Indies lost their seventh wicket on 540.Tail-ender Ravi Rampaul didn’t last long and fell to a R Ashwin turner at in the final overs of the day.Samuels, who was way past his half century and was looking ahead for a big total fell to Ashwin on 61 as West Indies closed the day on 575/9.last_img read more