By Frank Pingue(REUTERS) – Collin Morikawa displayed nerves of steel in the final round of the PGA Championship golf on Sunday where the young American fended off a slew of big names to grab his first major and ensure he will no longer fly under the radar.“In only his second career major start, the 23-year-old Morikawa was a model of precision at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco where he finally pulled away from a tight leaderboard with a remarkable drive that set up a late eagle.“In the strokes-gained era, this is the first time a player has ever led in fairways hit, proximity to the hole and strokes-gained putting,” said Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee.“You put all that together and it’s just not fair that somebody after 29 events on the PGA Tour has all of those skills and has their whole career in front of them.” Morikawa, who last month picked up his second career PGA Tour win, was not on anyone’s radar at the year’s first major until firing a 65 in the third round that left him two shots back of the leader.In the final round he delivered the drive of his life at the par-four 16th which led to an eagle that all but clinched the Wanamaker Trophy and cemented his place among the cast of young standouts in the golfing world.“There’s a maturity there that at 23, it shouldn’t exist,” former British Open champion Justin Leonard said of Morikawa. “The skillset that he has is a little different than what we see in a modern young player.”PGA Championship runner-up Paul Casey, who finished two shots back, praised Morikawa’s maturity and said the previously unheralded American will remain a force. “There’s always a lot of — there’s always kind of a new wave,” English Ryder Cup veteran Casey said.“There’s always a bunch of guys that rock up on the scene, and he didn’t necessarily get the most publicity out of the group he was in, but you know, I can consider myself veteran; I’ve been around the block, so I know talent when I see it.”Morikawa, who was 65th in the rankings at the end of 2019, shot up seven places to world number five after his win, is eager to relish the spotlight and anything but complacent after the biggest win of his career.“When I woke up (on Sunday), I was like, this is meant to be. This is where I feel very comfortable. This is where I want to be, and I’m not scared from it,” said Morikawa. “I think if I was scared from it, the last few holes would have been a little different, but you want to be in this position. “It doesn’t stop here. I’ve got a very good taste of what this is like, what a major championship is like.”
Facebook1Tweet0Pin0 Olympia Brew Fest, on August 3 from 1:00 – 8:30 pm, showcases Northwest micro-breweries and supports Thurston County Economic Development. Everyone 21 years of age or older with a valid ID is welcome at the Port Plaza.More than 30 Northwest breweries will be on hand with 60+ beers along with five local food vendors and live music. General admission includes a commemorative mug and six taste tickets for $25. You may also purchase additional taste tickets. Admission for designated drivers is discounted to $5.Port of Olympia is a sponsor of this event which benefits the Thurston County Chamber Foundation Small Business Development Program.You will find the Port Plaza just north of Percival Landing, behind Anthony’s Homeport. Look for the tall viewing tower.Submitted by Port of Olympia
The L.V. Rogers Bombers faced some stiff competition at the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Field Hockey Championships in West Vancouver.Hats off to the Bombers girls for taking the Wild Card route to the provincial tournament and proudly representing the West Kootenay. Staff at Mallard’s Source For Sports want to honour the accomplishments of the Bombers by naming the squad Team of the Week.The team includes Noelle Wang, Emma Borhi, Ella Pommeranz, Emma Gregorich, Lauren Walgren, Sydney Zondervan (coach) Allie Zondervan, Kyra Burkart, Naomi Perkins, Mckenna Bennett, Noa Butterfield, Hailee Gerun, Anna Goeppner, MarleyReynold and Ava Strautman, Jena Wheeldon, Tara Yowek, Abbie Bourchier-Willans and coaches Val Gibson and Bruce Walgren.
“It was pretty clear early on last night that our guys were fully motivated to end this in two games and not draw this series out.”“And full credit to the players for their effort because they played with an intensity level that was going to be tough for anybody to match,” he added.Goals by Marcus McCrea, Jackson Garrett and team captain Logan Proulx staked the Saints to the early lead in a period the home side outshot the visitors by a 20-6 margin.“That had been a theme for them in the playoffs,” Dubois said. “(TWU netminder Silas) Matthys had played in one of the pro leagues in Switzerland and he had stolen a couple games in the first round against SFU (Simon Fraser University) and had a couple of real strong games against us at the end of the regular season . . . a couple of games when he had 50-plus saves in narrow wins so getting up on him early set the tone.”Trinity Western cut the margin to 3-1 in the second as Blair Murphy snuck one past Chris Hurry in the Selkirk nets. The goal was the only blemish on another stellar night between the pipes for the Summerland native.But Connor McLaughlin regained the three-goal advantage, scoring on the power play for Selkirk.McLaughlin finished the playoffs tied for the points lead with teammate Cody Fidgett — each with six points — and also even with teammates Beau Taylor and Garrett for goal scored — each with four.In the third is was Garrett with his second of the game rounding out the scoring.Selkirk netminder Chris Hurry won for the fourth time this season, stopping 15 of 16 shots to secure the win as the Saints out shot the Spartans 40-16.“The final series last year against SFU was real tight,” said Dubois, working out the details with Selkirk College brass on his return for season three with the Saints.“This year you never want to say you had an easier time but we were luck to get ahead 3-0 in both games, and Trinity Western, a real good, hard-working team . . . by getting a couple of big leads we were able to dictate the play and make them to chase us a little bit and get the job done.”PLAYOFF BANTER: Speedster Cody Fidgett scored minutes into the overtime during game two in 2013 to power Selkirk to its inaugural BCIHL title with a 3-2 victory over Simon Fraser University at the NDCC Arena in Nelson. Saints swept the series 2-0. . . . The second BCIHL title in as many years moves Selkirk to within one of the championship won lead held by Simon Fraser University (2008, 2010 & 2011) and University of Victoria (2007, 2009 & 2012) — each with three titles. . . .Coach of Selkirk Jeff Dubois has already started recruiting for next seasons, landing the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season scoring champ Jamie Vlanich of the Nelson Leafs . . . . It’s been rumoured Carsen Willans, the Leafs leading scorer in the playoffs, is off to UVIC for next season. . . . The game attracted 768 fans to the Castlegar Rec Complex and 627 for Friday. There were no extra-time heroics needed this season for the Selkirk Saints in the 2014 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League Finals.For the second straight game the Saints scored early and often en route to a 5-1 victory over Trinity Western Spartans to sweep the best-of-three series 2-0 Saturday night at the Castlegar Rec Complex and repeat as BCIHL Champs.Selkirk won the opener 6-1 Friday.“We were lucky to have the core of last year’s team back who had gone through the experience of winning a championship,” a tired Saints head coach Jeff Dubois said this morning from his home in Castlegar.“So we had a lot of leaders and experienced guys who had seen the ups and downs of a season and those guys did the job for us for sure.”After opening the series with win Friday, Dubois said the coaching staff put the game in the hands of the players, explaining the consequences of letting a team like TWU back into the series.The Saints responded, scoring three times in the first period to take the early control of the contest.“It was going to be their choice in how our players came out, whether we were going to wrap it up quickly or win this the hard way,” Dubois explained.
TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $378,187 INTO THURSDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD EXCEED $1.5 MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2016)–In her first-ever try down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course, English-bred Prize Exhibit proved gamest late, as she prevailed by a nose over Shrinking Violet to take Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Monrovia Stakes under Santiago Gonzalez. Trained by Jim Cassidy and owned by Deron Pearson’s DP Racing, Prize Exhibit got the 6 ½ furlongs on turf in 1:12.96.“She’s a superior horse,” said Gonzalez. “She runs better races than these other horses regularly and she showed her class today. She has a lot of speed. I can wait, and wait with her and I know she can still get there with her speed.”A close fourth after the first half mile, the winner hit the front crossing the dirt at the top of the lane and wouldn’t be denied late as she battled head and head with the runner-up the final eighth. Off at 7-1 in a field of 11 older fillies and mares, she paid $17.80, $7.60 and $4.20.A 4-year-old filly by Showcasing, Prize Exhibit was most recently sixth, beaten 3 ½ lengths in the Grade I Matriarch Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 29. The Monrovia is her third graded stakes win and her sixth overall victory from 20 starts. With the winner’s share of $120,000, she improved her earnings to $530,800.“I didn’t think she’d have any problem (coming down the hillside turf) unless she started idling, trying to figure out what the heck this is all about, which she has a tendency to do,” said Cassidy. “I was a little upset we were that close, but when it opened up for her, he rode her perfect and she’s a hard horse to ride. You could see down the lane she was out there in the clear and kind of looking around, so she can be difficult, but she got it done.”Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Shrinking Violet was well back in eighth position after a half and rallied inside the winner turning for home, but was just outrun late. Off at 6-1, she finished a half length in front of favored Ageless and paid $7.40 and $4.00.“She’s not fond of soft ground,” said Desormeaux. “I think she ran her eyeballs out, but she got beat a nose in a situation she doesn’t care to be in. Not to mention, she’s been of a while (Sept. 14) so I don’t think it would have mattered as much if she was racing with one (race) under her belt.”Ridden by Julien Leparoux, Ageless came off a pair of turf sprint stakes wins at Woodbine and Keeneland and was making a steady late gain wide-out but never threatened the winner. Off at 6-5, she paid $2.60 to show.“No real excuses,” said Leparoux. “The course is the same for everybody. She had a little layoff (Oct. 9) but she ran her race. It looks like she came back good and hopefully, she’ll be good for the rest of the year.”Fractions on the race were 21.33, 43.52 and 1:06.64.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, and there is a hefty two-day Pick Six carryover of $378,187. Thursday’s total Pick Six pool should exceed $1.5 million. First post time for an eight-race card on Thursday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.
The league has not yet decided as to when games will begin, but organizers are saying they will start around Thanksgiving. Registration can be found online through the league’s official website and is running until September 26. Late entries will not be accepted.There will be a $50 discount in the price of registration for early bird registration, which runs until September 19.Along with registration, the league is also holding its Annual General Meeting prior to the start of the indoor season.- Advertisement -The AGM will be held at the Pomeroy Sport Centre on September 12, beginning at 7 p.m.League organizers will require at least two players from every team to attend.The league will also be looking to fill a variety of executive positions for this season, including President, Vice President, Tournament Coordinator and Ref Coordinator.Advertisement
Support for conservatism in secular science media is as rare as a true transitional form in the fossil record.Whenever mainstream journals or leading science news sites touch on political or philosophical issues, the slant is predictable. Conservative positions will be discredited, explained away, or mocked—that is, if they are mentioned at all. Recent examples below.Three cheers for atheism. On Live Science, Clara Moskowitz gives a pulpit to atheist Sean Carroll of Caltech to explain his views on meaning in nature in a “Godless Universe,” helping him sell his new book on cosmological naturalism, The Big Picture, in the process. Barry Loewer also gives Carroll good press at Science Magazine. “He sets out to show how various phenomena, including thought, choice, conscioussness, and value, hang together with the scientific account of reality that has been developed in physics in the past 100 years,” Loewer swoons. “He attempts to do all this without relying on specialized jargon from philosophy and physics, and succeeds spectacularly in achieving both aims.”Whitewashing history: Sigmund Freud has a largely bad reputation in science. He invented words and concepts that have not stood the test of time; his methods were unscientific if not fraudulent; and his practice of “psychoanalysis” abused women by calling them “hysterical” as if that diagnosis had any meaning. Nevertheless, perhaps because he was a staunch follower of Darwin, he got kid gloves treatment in Live Science by Alina Bradford, who only mentioned that his ideas are “controversial.” She gives the last word to a Freudian.Obamacare: Watch a conservative video about six broken promises of Obamacare. Then read a Medical Xpress report claiming that doctors want more of it. One group of doctors wants to take this system, built on lies and promises that didn’t come true, and extend it into a single-payer system managed by government (i.e., socialized medicine)—something conservatives warned was the ulterior motive from the start. The article quotes an editorial by one side but no rebuttal from any conservative leader. The article mentions socialist Bernie Sanders favorably.Toying with embryos: Now that researchers kept a human embryo alive in a petri dish for 13 days, secular scientists want to extend the internationally-accepted limit of 14 days. Nature is leading the charge with “Revisit the 14-day rule.” In another Nature piece, David Cyranoski points out that “Stem-cell scientists attempt to fend off the need for government regulation that could impede research.” Scientists want to regulate themselves, but ethics gets short shrift.Assisted suicide: Is California ready for physician-assisted suicide? Medical Xpress calmly discusses the new law about to go into effect June 9. The focus of the article is allaying fears that the law might be misused. At Evolution News & Views, however, Wesley J. Smith, speaking from long experience, warns that “the culture of death brooks no dissent.”Spanking: Views on corporal punishment of children differ among conservatives, but one can be sure liberals will always portray it as child abuse, no matter what Solomon said about discipline with the rod. Science Daily‘s coverage is a case in point: “Risks of harm from spanking confirmed by analysis of 5 decades of research.” Who did the research? Evolutionary psychologists.Reductionist values: What is love? Just a chemical reaction with survival value brought about by natural selection, say evolutionists. Human love differs only in amount, not in kind, perhaps. That’s the view promulgated on The Conversation by evolutionary psychologist Gayle Brewer, whose headline postures her as an authority figure: “What is love? Here’s the science.” It’s not a many-splendored thing in her view. She enters her just-so story trance: “Romantic love may serve an important evolutionary function, for example by increasing the level of parental support available to subsequent children.”_______________In considering leftist viewpoints, it’s important to look back at where they led in history. National Geographic published “long-hidden photos of China’s Cultural Revolution” taken by a brave photographer.Photographer Li Zhensheng had a unique view of China’s Cultural Revolution—a chaotic period of purging and punishment that began on May 16, 1966, and lasted in different phases until Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong’s death 10 years later.Li was working for a newspaper in Heilongjiang Province at the time, and the job allowed him to take state-approved pictures of Mao’s campaign without fear of harassment. He later hid the negatives under his floorboards in case government officials ever came looking for him. And they did. In 1968, the government accused him of “counterrevolutionary” activities and raided his apartment.If officials had found the negatives, they likely would have destroyed them. But the images remained hidden under the floorboards, and Li continued to protect them through the years. Today, his remarkable photos have toured the world and been published in a book.Here, we present mosaics of Li’s images, which show the incredible scale of the Cultural Revolution.The photos are haunting: peasants en masse paying homage to the powerful image of Mao, hoping for an improvement in their poverty, while knowing that failing to show enthusiastic support could mean imprisonment or death. One caption quietly mentions, “Millions of people were killed, injured, or imprisoned during the revolution” — 77 million, to be precise (see 11/30/05).Nazism is sometimes portrayed as right-wing, but in actuality, Hitler’s big-government, totalitarian state had more in common with communist dictatorships than with anything resembling American values (capitalism, liberty, natural rights and limited government). Stephanie Pappas at Live Science continues that distortion in her piece on “How Adolf Hitler Rose to Power and Seduced Germany.” She also fails to mention his devotion to Darwin, which historian Richard Weikart has documented in detail. Instead of focusing on the ideas that motivated him, Pappas portrays him as an obscure person whose rise to power was almost determined by political circumstances. What he did to millions of people, though, is a matter of historical record. Hitler is the epitome of evil to the modern western mind. You won’t find the word in her article.If you can provide examples of secular scientists promoting conservative values, we’ll be happy to share them. The exceptions prove the rule: week after week, we find secular news services portraying scientists and their reporters as objective truth seekers, but it’s only a mask for leftist ideology. Darwin leads to denial of God (and objective moral standards). That leads to materialism, atheism, moral relativism, leftism, utopianism, oppressive government, and ultimately, to serfdom and even democide.If one believes we are made in the image of God, endowed with unalienable rights, accountable to a Creator, with a purpose on earth to love God and our neighbor as ourselves, yet knows we are each fallen and in need of redemption, the difference in worldview could hardly be more opposite. A steady diet of mainstream media can lead to a highly distorted view of the world.Thank goodness the internet has opened up channels for news and views censored by the mainstream media. Here are a couple of daily podcasts we can recommend: ID the Future from the Discovery Institute, Washington Watch from the Family Research Council, The Briefing by Al Mohler. I listen to these on my daily health walks. For conservative news, you might check out WND and Breitbart News. (Visited 33 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
21 February 2014 South Africa’s Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) has been a success story which has benefited more than 3.5-million people since it was introduced in 2004, President Jacob Zuma said in Cape Town on Thursday. Replying to the debate on the State of the Nation address in Parliament, Zuma dismissed the criticism of some members of the opposition, who had said that the EPWP was not a solution to unemployment in South Africa. Zuma said the formal economy could not absorb all work seekers, adding: “The fact is this innovation has made a massive impact in the lives of the poor.” Working for Water and similar programes that set people working to tackle waste and fire hazards and support the country’s wetlands, together with the Environmental Youth Services Programme, had created about 750 000 work opportunities and more than 200 000 full-time equivalent jobs since 2009. More than half of the beneficiaries of these programmes were young people, Zuma said, noting that the majority of South Africa’s unemployed were reportedly between the ages of and 24 and 30. Meanwhile, Zuma said that social grants remained the most effective poverty alleviation tool in addressing the legacy of apartheid. More than 16-million people in South Africa are beneficiaries of social grants. For more than 22% of households in the country, social grants are the main source of income. “It must also be noted that the majority of beneficiaries of social grants, 11-million specifically, are vulnerable children,” Zuma said. “The rest of the beneficiaries are older persons receiving the old age pension, persons with disability, military veterans and other vulnerable persons.” Source: SAnews.gov.za
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 91st annual Ohio FFA State Convention and Expo is being held May 2nd and 3rd at the state fairgrounds in Columbus. FFA Chapters from across the state will be interviewing, competing, and recognized on stage. A complete schedule can be found here.