Women’s squad to start 2017 campaign in Florida

first_img The England women’s squad will start their 2017 campaign on Florida’s Orange Blossom Tour as part of a plan to increase their playing opportunities. The full squad of Louisa Brunt, Gemma Clews, Sophie Lamb, Georgia Price and Olivia Winning will play in the Harder Hall Invitational from January 4-7. The tournament is one of five events which make up the Orange Blossom Tour and past champions include Charley Hull who won in 2012. Rebecca Hembrough, the England Golf Women’s Performance Manager, said: “We are always looking for ways to improve and do things better, particularly off the back of such a successful 2016 season. “Increasing the number of playing opportunities for the English-based players is one way we’re doing this in 2017. “We want to give the players greater experiences of high quality events in different environments, with the world class support of our national coach Steve Robinson.” During the 2016 season the England women’s successes included the European team championship, the European amateur, the British stroke play championship, the Scottish stroke play, the Women’s Home Internationals – and a key contribution to the GB&I Curtis Cup victory. The women’s squad: Louisa Brunt, 18, (Royal Birkdale) was an England girl international who won the Pleasington Putter and had a top ten in the English women’s stroke play, among other strong results. (Image © Leaderboard Photography) Gemma Clews, 22, (Delamere Forest) had a string of high finishes last season, helped England win the women’s Home Internationals and was third on the England Golf Women’s Order of Merit. Sophie Lamb, 18, (Clitheroe) is the British women’s stroke play champion and won the England Golf Women’s Order of Merit. She was also in the winning England team at the Women’s Home Internationals. Georgia Price, 23, (Bude and North Cornwall) was runner up on the England Golf Order of Merit after results including second place in the English stroke play and third in the British stroke play. Olivia Winning, 21, (Rotherham) won the Helen Holm Scottish stroke play for the second time. She was in England’s winning team at the European championships and the Home Internationals. 25 Nov 2016 Women’s squad to start 2017 campaign in Florida last_img read more

Atletico returns to past mistakes: another null first part

first_imgA problem that in recent times seemed banished or at least buried, but that became apparent again in Eibar, the first parts completely wasted. A poor first half in a team without identity, without pressure and in appearance with little intention of marking. Something that happened against him Valladolid, Bayer Leverkusen, Alavés and Sevilla in just one month between October and November and he had also lived at the start of the season against Leganés and Eibar himself. Then the team always woke up, sometimes more timidly, as in Zorrilla, Mendizorroza or Ipurua and in others with a windstorm of occasions like Sevilla or Eibar in the first round.But playing 45 minutes at the mercy of the opponent is a very difficult disadvantage to solve. In those four practically consecutive games without the presence of the team during the entire first half, only in the match against Leverkusen did the change of face serve to end winning 1-0 with a goal from Morata after leaving from the bench. In the rest the reaction has not been accompanied by triumphs. Before Valladolid (0-0) a stick of Correa arrived, but there were no goals, against Alavés Morata he advanced to the team, but Lucas tied with a goal and in Seville the ‘9’ put the tie, but the comeback did not come despite to dispose of a penalty that Diego Costa failed.With a staff very reduced by injuries, with only 15 players from the first team in the call against Eibar, Missing so many minutes have a difficult solution. No changes to the bench to handle the disadvantage, Simeone turned to Camel and Clemente B to try to give the team another air in the last 10 minutes, but the disadvantage was extended to two goals. A problem of intensity that Cholo himself has already remarked on multiple occasions and that he had managed to remit, but that reappears to further complicate LaLiga. If Atlético loses intensity, many of its great qualities evaporate. The team will have to return to work so that one of the great evils of the season does not continue happening. Atlético returned to make mistakes in Ipurua during October and November that took him away from the fight for the League title, with the current distance of eight points with Real Madrid that seems very difficult to save even though there is still time. Before the Eibar returned some failures that seemed to have remitted in recent weeks and that they had relocated the rojiblancos in the ointment for the title.Atlético showed face B again, jumped field without intensity and practically wasted the entire first half. The gunsmith team did have the determination it always imposes on their home and at 10 minutes ahead on the scoreboard with the goal of Burgos on his fourth arrival in the Oblak area, where the rear fell asleep completely. Those of Simeone sought to get out of the pressure based on long balls, which were impossible mission for Morata before the two towers behind the Eibar and that did not benefit in the least Correa, Vitolo and João Félix, an offensive trio that could only feel comfortable on the few occasions that they played the ball below. Saul pointed to the conclusion of the game that “they already go many times this season that we don’t enter the parties well. It is everyone’s problem to enter strong and after they have scored the goal we always go with one less march with the result against and with the fear that they can do a second much. I think the end of the first part and the beginning of the second half has been good, but they have defended well, we have not managed to create clear chances despite reaching several times to the bottom line and we have not had certainty and desire to score The way to the team. We have lacked many things, After the good dynamics we were carrying, it is a hard stick. In the second part we try improve the intensity, because we lost all the second moves and so you can not attack“.last_img read more

Benzema and Morata, the past unites them

first_imgCuriously, In his last white season (2016-17), Morata scored 20 goals (0.47 per game) for 19 (0.40 per game) of Karim (among all competitions). Álvaro, seeing the predilection of Zidane and Florentino for the French and his secondary role despite his greatest success, made him leave for Chelsea, who paid 80 million euros for him. Today he returns to the Bernabéu. Karim accepts his challenge … Before the rojiblancos, Oblak avoided the white triumph with a stop at the finish of the lion. This afternoon, Karim can start discounting: of the 12 goals he has scored, seven (58.33%) have achieved them at the Bernabéu … For his part, and without Costa and now also without João, the goal’s responsibility Red and White falls even more on the shoulders of an ex-white. Ten goals in 25 games total (29% of those your team has scored), seven in 18 of Liga (31%), the importance of Alvaro is vital. And today the first time you step on the Bernabéu with the red and white. The League derby last year he played was in the Metropolitan, the first round too, although he did not play it for the red one he had seen in Son Moix the previous day. Yes, however, he played that of the Super Cup 20 days ago where he was the best of the rojiblancos. The entrance behind Valverde, when he escaped to stay hand in hand with Courtois, was one of the photos of the game. Today they will meet again. At the Bernabéu, Morata already scored when he returned with Juve. He hasn’t done it in a derby with the red and white. Your partner will be Vitolo. Of his classmates only Correa follows the scoring pulse, five takes half of Morata’s. Benzema (32 years old) and Morata (27) will meet again today at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. The two forward they shared costumes at the White House for five seasons (in two stages) and are the top scorers of their respective teams. This Saturday, the Castellana Coliseum will relive a new duel to the goal.Karim saw the door again last Wednesday. In La Romareda he certified the Madrid win. It was his first goal since last December 15, when he established the equalizer against Valencia. Since then, and with injury through, he had not scored again. Nevertheless, Your data is not bad. In League he added 12 goals at the end of the first round: It is his second best figure after the 14 he scored in the 2015-16 campaign in the same period. Benzema has 12 goals and has scored 10 different rivals in the first round Morata accumulates 10 goals in 25 games in total: seven in 18 of LaLiga The Frenchman has marked 10 rival teams in this League. His record is set in 14 opponents (2011-12 season). And he has the second part of the Championship ahead of him: He has Atlético, Osasuna, Barcelona, ​​Betis, Getafe, Athletic, Villarreal, Mallorca and Alavés for drilling this season.last_img read more

Bournemouth upset Man United

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP): First it was criticism of Manchester United’s playing style. Then came the team’s limp exit at the Champions League group stage. Yesterday, it was a loss to tiny Bournemouth in one of the Premier League’s biggest-ever mismatches. The problems are stacking up for under-pressure United manager Louis van Gaal in his second season in charge of England’s biggest club. United – depleted by a wretched run of injuries to senior players – conceded directly from a corner in the second minute on their way to a humbling 2-1 loss at Bournemouth, the latest shock result in a season of surprises in the Premier League. Earlier yesterday, Manchester City had needed a huge deflected goal just to get a 2-1 home win over Swansea, who are without a manager and on one of the worst run of results in the league. City went top on goal difference, for one day at least. Bournemouth’s first season in the top flight is starting to get better and better. The little coastal club that almost dropped out of the country’s professional leagues six years ago beat Chelsea 1-0 away last weekend for what ranked as the biggest win in its 116-year history. Other results: Norwich 1 Everon 1; Crystal Palace 1 Southampton 0; Sunderland 0 Watford 1; West Ham 0 Stoke City 0. IMPROVING SEASONlast_img read more

Reporter’s Notebook: ‘Conversating’ with our athletes

first_imgCall me a snob – an intellectual snob, if you please- but there’s nothing I enjoy better than hearing a young person, be it student, athlete, or otherwise speaking in what in my day was called “The Queen’s English.” I had the pleasure of speaking in an interview to national 400m champion Javon Francis recently, and while there were phrases in which he used the vernacular, for the most part, he spoke in complete sentences, using the English language. It was evident that this was a young man who wished to represent himself well, and the way to do that, for him, was to speak in standard English. Admittedly there are some things that are just easier to say in patois, and I use it often. However, it is grating to the ears to listen to some of our young students speak, and it is clear that they speak that way, not because they find it easier to express themselves in patois, but because they can do no better. And I’m not talking about speaking with a faux-accent either. Children as young as three and four, at a time when language is just being formed and it is imperative to speak to them in grammatical sentences, churning out words which I don’t even use in my living room. Is it then any wonder that when we hear them as 14, 15, or 16-year-olds doing interviews with the media that they can barely conduct themselves? The formative years when they should have been getting the practice needed by holding developmentally-appropriate conversations with their parents and other caregivers, their speech was being totally neglected. I have had this discussion many times with friends of mine. It’s just not something you would hear from say an American athlete at the same age. I spoke with World Youth 100m and 200m champion, Candace Hill, in Cali, Colombia last year, and although she was only 17, the young lady was able to express herself perfectly. She was leaps and bounds ahead of many of her Jamaican counterparts. I know many of us came from a  generation when “children should be seen and not heard”, and self-expression is a practical skill. It is through the holding of conversations that one learns to converse. Some would say reading is important because it helps also to build a vocabulary, but I’ve heard many an adult use words which it was clear they had only ever encountered on a page.last_img read more

UNDP Empowers Over 70 Former Dry Meat Sellers

first_imgThe plight of former bush meat sellers in the country may have been overlooked as Liberians weaned themselves off the delectable dried monkey, deer and other bush meat now known to be carriers of the deadly Ebola virus disease.  These sellers have lost a lucrative niche of the food market along with the income it provided to them and their families.It begs the questions of whether bush meat will ever return to the diets of the populations of the Ebola effected West African countries and whether these sellers of this now banned ingredient will be back in their line of business.The Government of Liberia banned the sale of dried meat in the country following the Ebola outbreak last year.  It took some time and effort to enforce the ban through a strong awareness campaign to sensitize the public as well as law enforcement action.Coming to aid of these particular Ebola effected business people, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)  is providing cash transfer assistance to more than 70 former dried meat sellers in Monrovia.A cash transfer assistance of US$100 was recently provided to each former bush meat seller to empower this specific sector of market women who once profitably sold dry meat prior to the Ebola outbreak in the country.The payment was the second in a series of cash transfer payments to these market women to help them settle debts and other fees they may have incurred following the ban on the commodity they once sold.According to Musu Kannah, 44, a bush meat seller, “I started selling dry meat since 1992 and dry meat is the only business I understand well.”Musu disclosed that her husband is a former police officer who is unemployed and she remains the only breadwinner for a family of 15.“Since the government told us to stop selling dry meat, things have not been easy with me and my family. My husband was downsized from the police since this government came to power and I have been the only one feeding the family through this dry meat business,” she said.Kpannah Sharpe, 45, is a widow with eight (8) children. She said she has been providing for her family through the sale of dry meat for more than two years now.Kpannah said she had already purchased over LD$25,000 worth of meat before the ban was imposed on the commodity.She disclosed that following the ban she became involved in the cold water business in order to settle some of the huge debts she has incurred.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PSC endorses Guyana’s GSDS

first_img– urges more companies to ‘go green’The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has endorsed the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) and is committed to lending support to its development and implementation. This was according to Chairman Edward Boyer.During his address to a GSDS workshop, Boyer urged more companies to ‘go green’. He noted that responsible businesses can be more successful if they pursue knowledge and practices that could lead to more environmentally-friendly and ecologically-responsible decisions. This in turn, he noted, will help to preserve the environment.PSC Chairman Edward BoyerBoyer explained that companies could make a concerted effort to reduce negative environmental impacts by improving efficiency; reducing energy consumption; using sustainable materials; eliminating waste; complying with environmental regulations, and purchasing green products, equipment, and services.“You have to be ahead of the curve. If certain green laws aren’t in place, they soon will be and we are seeing it in Guyana in terms of packaging…Increasing energy efficiency saves on utility. Reusing existing materials in creative ways means that fewer dollars are spent to create products. Streamlining transportation saves the earth and a substantial amount of money. Therefore, I challenge you, my fellow businessmen and colleagues, to make the changes in going green,” he said.Already, some businesses and companies have adopted the initiative. Demerara Bank Limited has already switched to solar panels to generate electricity. “I can tell you when you enter the bank, you will feel the difference,” Boyer noted.Therefore, he is urging commercial and retail banks to allocate funds at “encouraging rates”, for individuals and companies who wish to pursue green sustainable projects.The PSC Chairman also asked that the Government channel more revenues to the green sectors, including agriculture and tourism, once Guyana started to benefit from first oil in 2020.The GSDS will guide Guyana’s economic and socio-cultural development over the next 20 years, by laying the foundations for inclusive green economic and social growth, providing a roadmap for achieving the GSDS and outlining a long-term vision for a wealthy and equitable future.last_img read more

LISTEN: Mourinho made ‘decision’ to prioritise Europa League over Premier League

first_imgJose Mourinho has revealed Manchester United made the ‘decision’ to favour Europa League football ahead of the Premier League – as prioritising both competitions is ‘not possible’.The Red Devils were beaten by Tottenham on Sunday afternoon, guaranteeing Spurs will finish second in the league – and ending United’s hunt for a top four finish.They are guaranteed a place in next season’s Europa League, but their Champions League eggs are now all in one basket.With a place in Europe’s premier club competition impossible through United’s league position, Mourinho’s side must beat Ajax in the Europa League final to guarantee they will be back in the Champions League.And Mourinho has revealed he made the decision to focus upon doing well in the Europa League, as focusing upon both that and Premier League football was ‘not possible’.The Portuguese said: “I am not upset [at finishing outside top four], because we had to make that decision. When people say we gambled – we didn’t gamble. We didn’t choose Europa League – we had to do it!“If I have Ashley Young and Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, [Tim] Fosu-Mensah – if I have these guys, I can rotate and go for every match.“When I have 14 or 15 players, I can’t do it. It’s as simple as that. It’s not possible to do it [play] every three days.”With Europa League commitments in mind, Mourinho has made it clear he will rotate his playing squad for Wednesday’s game against Southampton – and the final day clash against Crystal Palace.However, he will not go overboard and field a team of youngsters – as he wants to ensure his players are good enough to provide some competition.“I have to build some teams with the minimum of conditions to fight for the result,” Mourinho added.“We lost against Arsenal 2-0, but we fought for the result. We lost 2-1 today, but we fought for the result.“And we want to fight for the result (against Southampton). I don’t want to field a team where people have the feeling we are not fighting for the result.“So I am going to rotate people – Blind will not be playing against Southampton, Fellaini will.”last_img read more

SOCCER SNIPPETS: CAPPRY U12’S RECORD EXCELLENT 7-1 WIN OVER RAPHOE TOWN

first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NOTESAIRTRICITY WALKThe annual Airtricity 10k windmill walk took place on Saturday morning. The club would like to thank the 27 walkers who represented the club and completed the very challenging course.A number of walkers are photographed above.SENIORCappry Rovers senior team have no game this weekend. Senior training is on Wednesday evening. Players to be on the pitch for 7.30pm.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 18’sThe under 18’s played Fanad Utd on Saturday in the FAI Youth Cup.Cappry Rovers came out victorious with a 4-2 result.Goal scorers for Cappry were Conor Laverty (2), Matthew Griffin and Owen Donnellan. They are back in league action again next week with a home game against Gweedore on Saturday with a 2pm kick off.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 16’sThe under 16’s played Drumkeen Utd on Saturday and won 3-0 with Sean McBride grabbing himself a hat-rick.They are back in action again with a home game against Raphoe Town this Saturday with a 10.30am kick off. CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 12’sThe under 12’s had another good win at home against Raphoe Town on Saturday morning winning 7-1. Goal scorers were Mark Mbuli (3), Kevin McCormack, Jack Long, Andrew Murray, and Daniel Marley.Their next game is away to Fintown Harps on Saturday morning.CAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOLast weeks lotto numbers were 1, 8, 20, 21. There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Alice Quinn, Welchtown.Next weeks jackpot is €950. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!!UNDERAGE TRAININGKeep an eye on our facebook page for training times.CONDOLENCESAll at the club would like to pass their condolences on the the Bell family on the recent passing of Sarah Bell, Glenfin and the Griffin family on the recent passing of Bridget Griffin, Corgary, Ballybofey.May they rest in peace.IRELAND TRIPCappry Rovers are running a bus to the Ireland v’s Gibraltar game on Saturday 11th October and it is open to players from the u14’s and u16 teams.Any player wishing to make the trip needs to forward their name to Jamie Doherty (087 7524128) before Friday as he needs to know numbers for booking the bus and getting tickets. Cost of the trip is €25 and that covers bus and match ticket.SOCCER SNIPPETS: CAPPRY U12’S RECORD EXCELLENT 7-1 WIN OVER RAPHOE TOWN was last modified: September 30th, 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:Cappry RoversNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

CIVIL CASE AGAINST DONEGAL MOTORIST ADJOURNED UNTIL AFTER CRIMINAL TRIAL

first_imgA court has adjourned a civl case against Donegal motorist William Barr.Mr Barr, 81, from Middletown, Gweedore is being sued in the civil court after his car swerved into another vehicle resulting in spinal injuries to a child.The case was in its third day before lawyers for the Director of Public Prosecutions expressed concern about how safe it was to proceed this afternoon. Lawyers pointed out that criminal charges are to be brought against Mr Barr in July at Letterkenny Circuit Court arising out of the same incident.Mr Barr lost his own wife in the crash and claims he’s not liable because the incident was caused by a medical ailment.He is being sued by Ronan McGarvey the father of 7 year old Noirin who is in a wheelchair as a result of the crash near Dunlewey on May 27th 2008.In the first case of its kind, the 81 year old defendant says he lost control of the car because of a medical ailment and he’s arguing he should be indemnified by his local GP.Lawyers representing the DPP interrupted the case as the girl’s mother Sonia was giving evidence.A date is expected to be fixe for the civil trial after the cirminal case is heard.EndsCIVIL CASE AGAINST DONEGAL MOTORIST ADJOURNED UNTIL AFTER CRIMINAL TRIAL was last modified: May 19th, 2011 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more