Masters Moments: Bubba Watson’s emotional play-off victory in 2012 | Golf News

first_img Get the best prices and book a round at one of 1,700 courses across the UK & Ireland Get a NOW TV Sky Sports Pass Catch your favourite sport with a NOW TV Sky Sports Day Pass – one-off payment just £9.99 Bubba Watson claimed his first major victory by beating Louis Oosthuizen in a play-off at Augusta National in 2012 and there were plenty of tears after his win; Watch the 2020 Masters live from November 12-15 on Sky Sports’ dedicated Masters channel Last Updated: 07/11/20 7:35pm – Advertisement – – Advertisement – We take a trip back to the 2012 Masters and Bubba Watson’s tearful reaction as he claimed his first major victory There were plenty of tears at Augusta National in 2012 after Bubba Watson claimed his first major victory by securing the first of his two Masters titles.The American left-hander was forced into a play-off with South African Louis Oosthuizen after the pair finished on 10 under after 72 holes.They both parred the first extra hole – the 18th – and it looked to be advantage Oosthuizen when Watson hooked his tee shot on the second extra hole – the 10th – into the trees down the right of the fairway. 2:20 However, he then produced a sensational recovery shot as he hooked a wedge from the pine straw onto the green, turning his ball almost 90 degrees, and within 10 feet of the hole.Watson missed his birdie putt but Oosthuizen failed to make his par and the American tapped in to secure the title.center_img That sparked a flood of tears as he hugged his caddie Ted Scott and he then shared a touching moment with his mother as his victory started to sink in.Click on the video above to see Watson’s magic from the pines and his tearful victory celebration! Watch The Masters this November live on Sky Sports, with all four rounds exclusively live on Sky Sports’ Masters channel. Live coverage beings with Featured Groups from 12.30pm on Thursday November 12. – Advertisement – Watson dons the Green Jacket after his victory Watson dons the Green Jacket after his victory

FDA approves four companies’ H1N1 vaccines

first_imgSep 15, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced approval of four of the five different versions of the pandemic H1N1 vaccine ordered by the US government, helping to pave the way for a vaccination campaign expected to start in October.The FDA approved injectable vaccines made by CSL Limited, Novartis, and Sanofi Pasteur, and the nasal-spray vaccine made by MedImmune. The government also has ordered an H1N1 vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), but today’s announcement did not include the GSK vaccine.The announcement comes a few days after the first preliminary clinical trial results indicated that one 15-microgram dose of the injectable vaccine generates a strong immune response in adults. Initial findings in children are still awaited.The Novartis, Sanofi, and MedImmune vaccines are approved for both adults and children, while the CSL vaccine is indicated only for adults, FDA spokeswoman Peper Long told CIDRAP News today.Long said the approvals call for two doses of vaccine given about a month apart for children younger than 9 or 10 years, depending on the manufacturer. One dose is indicated for older children and adults for all the vaccines, she said. The dosing recommendations for children will be updated if warranted by the results of the clinical trials, an FDA news release stated.In the news release, FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg hailed the vaccine approvals as “good news for our nation’s response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus,” adding, “This vaccine will help protect individuals from serious illness and death from influenza.”In approving the vaccines, the FDA used the same process it uses in approving strain changes in seasonal flu vaccines.”The H1N1 vaccines approved today undergo the same rigorous FDA manufacturing oversight, product quality testing and lot release procedures that apply to seasonal influenza vaccines,” Jesse Goodman, MD, the FDA’s acting chief scientist, said in the FDA release.Long indicated that the vaccines approved today do not contain adjuvants (chemical additives to boost immune response). “Generally if there is a vaccine that is adjuvanted, that can’t be licensed as a strain change supplement,” she said.Novartis and GSK are both testing H1N1 vaccines with and without adjuvants. No adjuvanted flu vaccines have been approved or used in the United States, and hence such products are expected to require additional safety review.Long said she couldn’t comment specifically on why GSK’s vaccine was not included in today’s approval, because the application is still under review.MedImmune, unlike the other companies, has not yet reported any clinical trial results concerning immunogenicity for its vaccine, which uses a live but weakened virus. MedImmune spokeswoman Karen Lancaster said the company has preliminary findings indicating the vaccine has a safety profile like that of the company’s licensed seasonal vaccine, FluMist, but the immunogenicity data are still awaited.The FDA said the approved vaccines are being produced in formulations both with and without thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative.”In the ongoing clinical studies, the vaccines have been well tolerated,” the agency said. “Potential side effects of the vaccines are expected to be similar to those of seasonal flu vaccines.” People with severe allergies to chicken eggs should not be vaccinated, since the vaccines are grown in eggs, the FDA noted.Regarding the dosing indications by age-group, Long said the approvals recommend the following, which are the same as for the companies’ seasonal flu vaccines:For the Novartis vaccine, 2 doses for children aged 4 through 8 years, and one dose for older children and adultsFor the Sanofi vaccine, two doses for children aged 6 months through 8 years; one dose for older children and adultsFor the MedImmune vaccine, two doses for children 2 through 9 years old; one dose for older children and for adults through age 49For the CSL vaccine, one dose for adults (18 and older)The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has ordered about 195 million doses of H1N1 vaccine. According to a recent federal report, Novartis is expected to contribute 45.7% of that, Sanofi 26.4%, CSL 18.7%, MedImmune 5.8%, and GSK 3.4%.HHS officials have been predicting that the first 45 million doses will become available in mid October. Today HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius repeated that prediction, but told Congress that limited supplies should start trickling out in the first week of October, according to an Associated Press report.Lancaster said MedImmune could make doses available before the end of this month, pending FDA lot releases and related instructions.See also: Sep 15 FDA announcement 15 Sanofi release 10 CIDRAP News story “Early results suggest 1 dose of H1N1 vaccine may be protective”last_img read more

UNWTO: For World Tourism Day and the first names of the semi-finalists of the competition

first_imgAt the end of June, we announced the start of the first UNWTO competition for tourism startups, and now we bring good news for all participants in this unique project.Applications for the project, which was realized in cooperation World Tourism Organization i More globally, otherwise a leading tourism association with over 15.000 employees in over 20 countries, started on June 26 and lasts until September 3. The UNWTO reports that during the official celebration World Tourism Day, Sept. 27, to announce the semifinalists of the project. Namely, this initiative, the first and largest of its kind undertaken in the world, is dedicated to recognizing new companies that are transforming the tourism sector through their activities. The competition was conducted in 164 countries with the aim of finding the best innovative solutions and projects of high transformative potential. The project opens the possibility for start-up entrepreneurs in the sector to implement new and revolutionary technologies in tourism and to highlight those startups that operate on the basis of new business models, such as the circular economy.The mentioned business models refer to one of the four main areas: the future of travel, quality of tourist experience, ecology or community development, and the received applications were evaluated by an expert jury according to the criteria of uniqueness and sustainability of the solution. , business model, growth ability and profile of the team implementing it.In September, we will find out the names of the most successful of them on a rather symbolic date.World Tourism Day is celebrated around the world every September 27, and it aims to uniquely portray and raise public awareness of the current and potential contribution of tourism in terms of the concept of sustainable development. This year’s UNWTO is being held in Budapest, Hungary, focusing on the importance of digital technologies in tourism, creating space for revolutionary innovation and preparing the sector for future work.”The introduction of innovation and the digital heritage, among other goals within the broader philosophy of sustainable development, opens up opportunities for tourism to become more involved in community life, to strengthen the local community and to manage resources efficiently.”Said UNWTO Secretary-General Zur Pololikashvili.Therefore, at the World Tourism Day commemoration, efforts will be made to define how new technologies such as artificial intelligence and digital platforms can help tourism achieve sustainable development. The World Tourism Organization considers digital progress and innovation as part of a solution that will successfully tackle the challenges of today and continuous development in a sustainable and responsible way.Although the memorial is celebrated all over the world, the official celebration is in Budapest, because Hungary has in recent years become a country that enjoys the continuous development of tourism, and which is persistently supported by politics and trust in modern digital technologies.Related news:UNWTO RELEASES SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM THROUGH TOURISMlast_img read more

Indonesia asks Singapore to reopen borders as Bintan ‘ready to receive tourists’

first_imgMalls in Batam have been a lot quieter than usual, as ferry operators serving the Batam-Singapore route have reduced the number of trips due to plummeting passenger numbers.Batam’s shopping centers are popular stopovers for Singaporeans who visit Batam to buy what they need before going back home across the Singapore Strait.Read also: Tourism recovery still long way off despite slight increase in visitors in May: ExpertsRiau Islands, with more than 1,000 islands, places second for foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia, after Bali.In 2019, Riau Islands attracted 2.59 million international visitors, almost half of whom (47 percent) were from Singapore. China came in second, providing Riau Islands with 260,000 foreign tourists, accounting for 10 percent of the total number of foreign visits.Batam contributed almost three-quarters of Riau Islands’ foreign tourist arrivals at 1.76 million, followed by Bintan at 575,000 and Tanjungpinang at 154,000.Separately, Batam Mayor Muhammad Rudi said on Thursday that he had asked Batam’s representative office for the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) to lobby the Singaporean Health Ministry to provide them with a clear picture of when the border connecting Batam and Singapore would be reopened.“If Singapore, and perhaps also Malaysia, are all good [to reopen borders], of course, there will be requirements, including health protocols. We will soon [fulfill] that,” Rudi said.The Batam administration also contacted the Indonesian mission in Singapore about the issue of reopening the international ferry route connecting the two countries.Rudi acknowledged that the route was vital for the economy of Batam, and Riau Islands in general.“For the last three or four months, for instance, Singaporeans have not been entering Batam and we are already scrambling as the tourism sector is completely shut down,” said Rudi while thanking other industries for keeping the economy running.Rudi said he had conveyed this concern to Luhut, requesting for this matter to be prioritized. (asp)Editor’s note: A previous version of the article misquoted a statement from the Singapore’s Consul General in Batam. We have corrected the quote.Topics : The Indonesian government has asked Singapore to soon reopen its borders, particularly those that connect the city state to the tourist areas of Bintan and Batam in Riau Islands, which have been closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.In his visit to Batam on Thursday, Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan made a phone call with Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakhrisnan, requesting the latter to reopen the Singaporean borders that serve as entry points to Bintan and Batam.The senior minister said Vivian agreed to review Indonesia’s request after Singapore’s general election, which will be held on July 10. “I had a phone call with Foreign Minister Vivian because there was a request from Lagoi, Bintan, that they are ready to receive tourists as they now have zero COVID-19 cases,” Luhut said. “Vivian mentioned that after [Singapore] concludes the general election, they will review [our request] and they will probably send tourists back here afterward.”Singapore’s borders closed in March to short-term visitors.The Singapore’s Consul General in Batam said the city-state would close access in and out until December this year.Border closures have impacted tourism and the economy in Riau Islands, which depends largely on Singaporean tourists.last_img read more

Gold Coast residents are turning to island life to split their rent in half

first_imgCouran Cove on Stradbroke Island is offering $250 a week rent. Photo: Steve HollandA South Stradbroke Island resort is offering permanent rentals for almost half the Gold Coast median price as it undergoes another transformation.About 100 people have moved to Couran Cove, for $250 a week, after being squeezed out of the Glitter Strip rental market — and the resort owners are making room for hundreds more.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:54Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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It’s about creating a functional, living community that blends holiday-makers with permanent residents.”The island community, accessed by a 40-minute ferry ride, includes 100 eco-cabins, 36 two-bedroom lagoon residences, 24 four-bedroom Broadwater homes and 194 Marina apartments.“We’ve made it much easier to get to Couran Cove and this has resulted in a near tripling of day trippers to the resort in the past year,” Mr Parsons said.“What’s great is that the growth has come from locals and this shows that we are reconnecting with the Brisbane and Gold Coast markets.“Couran Cove is now a place where you can comfortably stay for a long time. Living there is now a very easy thing to do.”The new micro-suburb of the Gold Coast. Photo: Steve HollandMr Parsons said there are plans to develop more than 200 houses on the island site and sell 105 existing apartments in the next few months.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoAmong those calling the island home is Michael David and his eight-year-old son Ezra.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:09Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:09 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenRental Affordability02:09The pair packed up and moved to the island two months ago to escape the rat race.“It’s 40 minutes to school for Ezra but there isn’t any traffic,” Mr David said.“I usually travel back every three days for work or to get groceries and supplies.“I own my own ukulele business so island living has really suited my lifestyle and I do a lot of my work at home.”Mr David said he is in the process of swapping his car for two bikes and a boat.There are 194 Marina apartments. Photo: Steve HollandRay White Surfers Paradise Group CEO Andrew Bell is marketing the island residences and said a growing Gold Coast population had pushed people to the micro suburb.“This is an incredibly attractive opportunity especially at a time when rental vacancies on the Gold Coast have fallen under one per cent,” Mr Bell said.“While island living may not appeal to everyone, it definitely offers a breathtaking lifestyle that is ideal for many — and it’s highly affordable.”New facilities are a big hit with young visitors like Eve Horton (9), Johnny Horton (13) and Jonah Phillips (11). Photo: Steve HollandMost properties rent between $250 and $350 a week, while larger four-bedroom homes are up to $550 a week.Couran Cove is serviced by three ferries between Hope Harbour and Mariners Cove with capacity to transport 350 people every few hours.Couran Cove on Stradbroke Island has been dubbed the new micro-suburb of the Gold Coast. Photo: Steve Hollandlast_img read more

Trio planning LNG shipping venture

first_imgLNG World News Staff Norwegian based LNG transportation provider Awilco confirmed it has entered talks with other shipowners to establish a joint liquefied natural gas shipping venture. Following media reports that a trio consisting Awilco LNG, Golar LNG and TMS Cardiff Gas, is about to launch a joint venture named the Cool Company consisting of 16 vessels, in order to benefit from a strong LNG shipping market, Awilco said no agreement has yet been reached.Golar LNG, in its quarterly report issued in November, noted that activity in the LNG shipping market gained positive momentum in September as strong end-user demand and rising oil prices fed through to increasing LNG prices, vessel fixtures, and spot rates approaching $100,000 per day.The company also said it is working with other ship owners to establish a consolidated structure that will allow LNG shipping investors more direct exposure to the LNG shipping market, adding that progress has been made during the previous quarter.However, responding to the latest media reports, Awilco LNG said that no agreement has yet been reached and it is not possible to say whether the parties will reach one.Golar LNG fleet comprises 26 vessels, 16 of which are LNG carriers, Awilco LNG has two vessels while the Greek shipowner TMS Cardiff Gas has five vessels in operation and further eight vessels on order.last_img read more

3 persons jailed for illegal cock fighting

first_imgILOILO City – Police caught three personsengaging in an illegal cockfight in Barangay Lopez Jaena Norte, La Pazdistrict. They were identified as Jun Magno, KimMagno and Medy Hilado of Barangay Tabuc Suba, La Paz district. The suspects were detained in the La Pazpolice station’s custodial facility, facing charges./PN Police confiscated six game fowls fromthem on Dec. 29. However, their alleged cohorts EugeneLanado and a certain “Edison” managed to flee. last_img

Big guns hold sway in Hennessy

first_imgFlemenstar and Sir Des Champs are the star names among eight confirmations for what promises to be a fantastic renewal of the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown on Saturday. Peter Casey’s Flemenstar is set for his second appearance over the three-mile trip, having been caught close home by Tidal Bay and First Lieutenant in the Lexus Chase over Saturday’s course and distance on December 28. The eight-year-old holds entries in the Queen Mother Champion Chase, the Ryanair Chase and the Gold Cup at next month’s Cheltenham Festival. Flemenstar is reported in top form by Francis Casey, the trainer’s son and assistant. He said: “He did a terrific bit of work last week. Andrew Lynch (jockey) said afterwards that he has never worked as well. “He has been in great form since and we’ll take him over to The Old Vic at The Curragh to do another bit and that should leave him spot-on for Saturday.” The Willie Mullins-trained Sir Des Champs was a fast-finishing fourth in the Lexus, following an indifferent round of jumping, and will attempt to enhance his own Gold Cup claims. The champion trainer could also saddle last year’s Hennessy hero Quel Esprit, who has not been seen since running down the field in France last May. Sir Des Champs’ owners, Gigginstown House Stud, also have the Tony Martin-trained Bog Warrior in the mix. Mouse Morris is set to saddle China Rock after he ran well for a long way in the Lexus on his belated seasonal return. Paul Nolan’s Joncol, the Gordon Elliott-trained Roi Du Mee and Ted Walsh’s Seabass complete the entries, but the latter has been declared to run over hurdles at Fairyhouse on Tuesday. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

What is Open and Closed on the Fourth

first_imgIf you are wondering what is open and closed on the 4th of July, we have the answers for you right here:FOOD STORES:Aldi: Open with limited hours. See your local store’s hours on the Aldi store locator.Costco: ClosedPublix: Open regular hoursSam’s Club: Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.Target: Open regular hoursTrader Joe’s: All stores closing at 5 p.m.Walmart: Open regular hoursWhole Foods: Open with limited hours at some locations. Check your local store.Winn-Dixie: Open regular hoursMost retail, home-improvement and pharmacy stores, such as Bed, Bath & Beyond, J.C. Penny, Home Depot, Lowe’s, CVS and Walgreens are open.PALM BEACH COUNTYGOVERNMENT: offices in Cloud Lake, Haverhill, Hypoluxo and Riviera Beach will be closed Thursday and Friday.TRANSPORTATION: There will be no Palm Tran bus service on Thursday, and Tri-Rail will operate on a weekend schedule.LIBRARIES: Public libraries are closed Thursday.GARBAGE: Pickups are on a regular schedule in unincorporated Palm Beach County and most municipalities. Exceptions include: Boca Raton, where Thursday pickups will be Wednesday, a day early; and Lake Park, where Thursday pickups will be Friday. There is no residential garbage pickup Thursday in Palm Beach; the regular schedule resumes Friday.BROWARD COUNTYGOVERNMENT: Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Center will be closed. In the event of animal attack or bite, call 911. For lost or found cats or dogs, call 954-359-1313, ext. 9273.All offices and programs at the Florida Department of Health will be closed.TRANSPORTATION: Broward County Transit is operating on a Sunday schedule.LIBRARIES: Public libraries are closed Thursday.GARBAGE: There is pick up of garbage, bulk and recycling, as regularly scheduled. The Broward County Landfill at 7101 SW 205th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, will be closed.PARKS: Broward County regional and neighborhood parks, nature centers and natural areas will be open with the exception of Deerfield Island Park, which will be closed per normal operating schedule.Happy and Safe 4th from all of us at 850 WFTL!last_img read more

WLAX : Syracuse’s success in draw controls ultimately carries team to victory

first_img Comments Gary Gait has talked about draw controls all season. His Syracuse team has struggled throughout much of the year, and he saw a correlation between the team’s record and its inability to win the draw.In Syracuse’s 13-9 win over Cornell Tuesday, draw controls and offensive firepower went hand in hand once again. Syracuse’s plus-eight differential in draw controls in the first half propelled it to a 6-0 lead in the first 15 minutes.And Becca and Linley Block were two of the main catalysts for SU’s success in draw controls. The twins combined to win three draw controls on the day, all of which came during that first offensive run.‘In that first 15 minutes, the ball was in their stick and they were making plays that really helped on the draw control,’ Gait said.When Syracuse was able to control the draw, it was able to control the game. SU dominated the opening minutes of play as it won the first three draws of the game. Each of those wins led to a goal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter scoring six unanswered goals to start the game, Syracuse’s offense faltered a bit when it couldn’t win the draw controls. The Orange had won every draw prior to the Big Red winning its first with 8:15 left in the first half. Cornell went on to score four straight goals, cutting Syracuse’s six-goal lead to make the game 8-7.But SU stopped Cornell’s run by winning a draw minutes into the second half, shifting play back in favor of the Orange and putting the game away.Attack Alyssa Murray, who led the team with four draw controls, said starting off plays by winning the draw gives a team the momentum.Murray also said the key for controlling the start of each play was how well the players on the circle were able to work together. Earlier in the season, SU’s younger players did not mesh in a way that helped them win draws.‘We’ve really tried hard to pick that up during the rest of the season, and I think it’s just finally coming together,’ Murray said. ‘So it’s really based off of communication that we’re being more successful.’One difference that propelled SU to additional success in the draw Tuesday was the success of the Block twins early on. Becca has 19 draw controls so far this season, and Linley has six. Although Murray leads the team with 28, Gait said the Blocks have been instrumental in the team’s recent success in draws.‘Linley and Becca Block are really starting to mature on the draw circle,’ Gait said. ‘They’re really starting to understand where the ball’s going, how to read the draw person, and I think it showed today.’To maintain strength around the draw circle beyond the first stretch of the game — something SU didn’t do effectively Tuesday — is a matter of focus, Gait said. He was happy with how the team started the game, but Syracuse let down a little toward the end of the first half.Although the progress with draw controls was apparent, Gait is still looking for a more complete performance from his team.‘You’ve got to stay focused for 60 minutes,’ Gait said. ‘When you’re playing well, you can’t relax.’The Orange has had trouble holding leads all season. But even as Cornell chipped away at SU’s lead — after winning seven of 10 draw controls in the second half — the Big Red never tied the game.Goaltender Liz Hogan said although the team was not always as focused as it had been in its dominant first 15 minutes, the Orange was never shaken by Cornell. Though SU attack Michelle Tumolo said the near-collapse was a little disconcerting, Hogan thought the team maintained composure.‘If you feel rattled, you’re probably going to give it up,’ Hogan said. ‘For the most part, a lot of people on our team have confidence that the attacks are going to do what they’re going to do. They’re going to put the ball in the back of the net. And our defense is going to come up with the stop.’ Published on April 26, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more