May 31

The Social: Good returns, bad ideas

first_imgThe fallout from Tiger Woods’ DUI arrest gets all kinds of reaction from both sides, Jason Dufner poses with his newest trophy (and girlfriend) and a Paige Spiranac trick shot goes oh-so wrong for her volunteer. All that and more in this edition of The Social. Tiger Woods dominated the golf news cycle last week after getting busted for DUI near his home in Jupiter, Fla. By now, you know the details, have seen the videos and digested the takes. Oh the takes. Some copy editor has been waiting patiently their whole career for this exact Tiger Woods moment, so they could write this headline…— Name cannot be blank (@Burgerboxx) May 30, 2017 But perhaps the most telling opinions came from Tiger’s peers. Much like the average fan, they idolized this guy, he inspired them, and they just want to see him get batter and back on the golf course. Hey @TigerWoods, all of us who grew up watching you still love you. Everyone messes up. No one is perfect and we are still pulling for you.— John Peterson (@JohnPetersonPGA) June 2, 2017 Hard to argue that having a mentally and physically healthy Woods back on the course wouldn’t be best for everyone. What a story of redemption it would be. Once upon a time (four years ago), Jason Dufner was one of golf’s dullest stars, and we mean that in the most complimentary way. He was fresh off a major win, part of golf’s “IT” couple and using his wide-range of emotions to star in hilarious Funny or Die videos. Over the weekend he got some of that mojo back, looking very much like his old self, with a Memorial trophy in hand, a new girl on his arm and even something resembling a smile on his face. So who is this mystery women? Well, they once attended a Cleveland Cavaliers game together and according to CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz, her name is Jessica and … that’s all we know. So since our investigation has hit a roadblock, now seems like as good a time as any to look back on some of Duf Daddy’s finest moments, like, Vacation Duf. (Click here for more photos) Ever find yourself tossing and turning at night wondering what ever happened to that adorable dog Dufner used to parent. Yeah, he’s still living a pretty decent life. Adam Scott has politely asked the USGA to lighten up when it comes to setting up Erin Hills for next week’s U.S Open, saying “maybe it’s time to do away with the even-par target.” While the USGA hasn’t verbally responded, some recent photos and videos that have surfaced speak volumes. Holy wow! Here’s your @usopengolf— Wesley Bryan (@wesleybryangolf) May 30, 2017 Yeah, 2-feet tall rough, nearly 700-yard holes. Good luck with that, guys. Maybe Phil Mickleson has the best strategy after all. Smoothest dude in the game. Try not to watch that more than once. You can’t. This just in. The President of the United States likes to play golf, a lot. And he’s not big on getting after it alone. In his short time in office, Donald Trump has played with the likes of Ernie Els, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, and over the weekend, he added two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Peyton Manning to the list of partners. You’re not going to believe this, but people were not happy. And then other people were not happy that those people weren’t happy. And all of these people met up at this awful place called Twitter to air their grievances. Here’s a sampling: Peyton Manning golfed with President Trump today and Dems are losing their minds.Another GREAT day in America#SundayFunday— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) June 4, 2017 Just a reminder that this won’t end until somebody pins Frank Costanza. Your semi-weekly reminder to not volunteer to be a tee, even for a professional golfer. Paige Spiranac teamed up with Barstool Sports and attempted a trick shot off of Barstool Trent’s backside. From the looks of the “after” photo, we’re guessing things didn’t go exactly as planned: This same guy volunteered his face for Spiranac last year, so all things considered, things could be worse, much worse. Genius! Sabatoge your best chance to win an event in over three years so that you can get more face time on TV, because contending and winning wouldn’t have done that. Our readers are onto you, Paula. On. To. You.last_img read more

May 27

DPP appeal over Inishowen crash sentence adjourned

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Facebook Twitter Google+ Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre By admin – October 22, 2015 WhatsApp Twitter LUH still not ready to restore IT systems center_img Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life The Director of Public Prosecution’s appeal against the sentence handed down to Shaun Kelly, the Co Donegal man found guilty of dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight people, has been adjourned today.Kelly was sentenced to four years imprisonment in December 2014 with the final two years of the sentence suspended.26 year old Shaun Kelly from Buncrana had pleaded guilty to the charge last July and was sentenced by Judge John O’Hagan at Letterkenny Circuit Court in December.Four of the families whose relatives died in the crash at Clonmany in July, 2010 had asked Judge O’Hagan not to jail Kelly.But passing sentence Judge O’Hagan sentenced Kelly to four years, suspended the final two years and banned the accused from driving for 10 years.However the DPP confirmed in January that it was to appeal the sentence.The case was adjourned today to another date yet to be fixed,  when a decision on the case is hoped to be reached. Previous articleColeman nominated for PFAI Player of the YearNext articleGallery: Galway Music Trip 2015 admin Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Pinterest DPP appeal over Inishowen crash sentence adjourned RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restoredlast_img read more

May 2

TRD INSIGHTS: High-end homes vanish from market

first_imgA Redfin report found that nationwide new listings of high-end homes was outnumbered by delistings. New supply of affordable homes dwindled as well, but by less. (Credit: iStock)The high-end residential market has shriveled more than any other during the coronavirus pandemic.In the five weeks beginning March 15, more $1 million-and-up homes were pulled off the market than were listed, according to an analysis of listing activity from online real estate brokerage Redfin.It was a dramatic difference from the same period last year, when new listings of homes with seven-figure price tags made up 28 percent of the high-end market, after delistings of unsold homes were subtracted. The flood of delistings this spring drove that figure into negative territory.Taylor Marr, Redfin’s lead economist, said this drop in supply is likely attributable to tighter credit for big home loans and tempestuous economic and market conditions.(Click to enlarge)As a result, metro areas with expensive homes experienced the most severe declines in the percentage of home listings that were new. San Francisco and San Jose — think Silicon Valley — and Boston, which also has a bustling tech sector, each saw new supply drop by at least 50 percentage points from the same five weeks last year. Only two of the 50 largest metros had increases in new listings’ share of the market: Salt Lake City and Phoenix.Supply shortfalls haven’t exclusively affected the high-end market, though. The supply of homes listed for $250,000 and below, minus unsold homes delisted, were 34 percent of total inventory this year, down from 59 percent last year. This shortfall exacerbates an existing nationwide shortage of affordable homes.In California, many residential brokers anticipated deferred lease payments, price cuts and delistings after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home order in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus — a policy soon adopted by much of the rest of the country. In some cities, mayors have allowed brokers to resume in-person viewings after a month of video tours and virtual showings.   This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

August 30

NPFL: We Are Under No Pressure Ahead of Kano Pillars Clash – Mfon Udoh

first_imgThe stage is set, preparations concluded and right now, all eyes are on the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano, where four times league champions Kano Pillars will trade tackles with two times Federation Cup winners. In some 3-4 years back, this match would have easily been considered as a stroll in the park for Kano Pillars.  The Sai Masu Gida have made their home a fortress, thereby making any team fret anytime they visit the Pyramid city. Pundits believe that pressure is high on Rafael Everton and his wards after that home loss to El-Kanemi Warriors on opening day.Akwa made 12 signings into the new season and everyone expected them to be top contenders for the title. One of those signings, Mfon Udoh,  who holds the record for highest goals scored in a league season has come out to say the team is not under pressure of any sort.  Speaking with, the Uyo-born goal poacher had this to say when asked if there’s pressure on the team. “It’s a familiar situation,  I don’t feel any pressure because I’ve been with a team in this situation before.  We are doing our best, we are our normal selves, taking the game like a normal game, no pressure and we trust that we are going to win.”Mfon Udoh who is on his second stint with the Promise Keepers, after previously representing the club before his move to Aba giants, Enyimba.  While at Enyimba, he scored some vital goals for the elephants and also helped them to a league triumph. He will be aiming to use his experience and that of his new teammates to help salvage Akwa United’s seeming predicament after the Uyo side lost in front of home fans in their opening fixture. On his target for the game,  “the only target I have for today’s  game is to get Akwa united  to win.” He said. Akwa United, still on a search for a point and a goal since the commencement of the league will be banking on their plethora of available options to grab maximum three points at the Sani Abacha Stadium.Relatedlast_img read more

August 12

CITY LEAGUE …High School All Sports Hall of Fame

first_imgLike us at @NewPghCourier on Twitter LISA FALOON AL JACKS WILL MACON BOBBY HOWARD KEITH KEY SUPER TRIO—From left: Warner Macklin, Sam Clancy, and David Kennedy from Fifth Avenue/Brashear formed one of the greatest nucleuses in City League history. Winning three City League championships, PIAA Semi-Finals and a state championship.Meet and salute Pittsburgh’s these legends when they are inducted into the Hall of Fame at the 3rd Annual Pittsburgh City League High School All-Sports Hall of Fame Inductions, Sunday, Nov. 6, at the world famous Heinz History Center. Reception at 5 p.m. Awards at 6 p.m. $50 ticket for adults, $25 for 12 and under, free admission to the History Center 2-5 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, no alcohol, Dress to Impress, 50/50, autographs and photographs and “The Night of the Champions!!!” (Be reminded the event sold out the first two years.) Only 100 tickets left as we speak. 412-628-4856 for info.ROY ZELLARSlast_img read more

August 6

OKdiario: Real Madrid target Espanyol midfielder Marc Roca

first_img 15/11/2018 As for Roca, his clause wouldn’t be a problem apparently. Madrid are happy to spend if it’s on Spanish players with big futures in the game, as we have seen in recent years. Upd. on 16/11/2018 at 13:38 CET Real Madrid, according to OKdiario, are interested in Espanyol midfielder Marc Roca. A report claims a potential deal was raised in September in the dinner between the clubs’ two boards before the fixture at the Bernabeu.  Roca came through the club’s academy and has a contract at Espanyol until 2022. His release clause is 40 million euros. center_img The young Catalan midfielder, 21, is in great form. He has hugely improved with the minutes he’s been given by Rubi after breaking into the first team under Quique Sánchez Flores. With Rubi, though, he’s become one of the most important players in the side.  OKdiario: El Madrid pregunta por Marc Roca OKdiario explains that two names were on the table at the dinner: Mario Hermoso and Marc Roca. The former is likely to return Madrid, the club he left Espanyol for for a price of around 7.5 million euros per.  IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

August 5

Dandy Stingrays hog the ground

first_imgBy Paul PickeringTHE Dandenong Stingrays starred in their own production of Groundhog Day on the way to a 33-point victory…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

August 4

Southridge shoots down Bombers in opening round of B.C. High School AA Rugby Championships

first_imgIt’s obvious that a rusty, healthy team has a better chance of winning than a battle tested, injured squad.Which is just what happened during round one of the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Rugby Championships.Southridge of Surrey scored early and often en route to a 28-7 victory over Kootenay Rep, L.V. Rogers Rugby Bombers Saturday at City Field in Kelowna.Southridge now advances to the second round of the 16-team tournament to face two-ranked Brentwood College of Mill Bay.The injury-riddled Bombers face 15-ranked Esquimalt. The Island school was rocked 81-0 by Brentwood. LVR entered the tournament without a handful of starters, all suffering injuries down the stretch of the season.Bomber head coach Michael Joyce had hoped the Surrey private school squad may be a little rusty heading into the first round of the provincial tournament.However, that wish was quickly shattered as Southridge beat up and already battered Bomber squad.The Bombers returned home after the game in Kelowna.The team travels to Abbotsford for round two of the tourney Wednesday.Round three goes Thursday before the final placings are set in place Saturday.The Bombers, ranked seventh — the highest in school history — finished 13th spot in 2011.last_img read more

December 28

Monaco want world record fee for sale of Arsenal and Man United target Mbappe

first_img Kylian Mbappe bagged a brace for Monaco against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League Monaco are confident they can bank a world record fee when they eventually decide to sell Arsenal and Manchester United target Kylian Mbappe.The 18-year-old has burst onto the scene this season and he scored twice against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday during his side’s Champions League quarter final to add to his growing reputation.Unsurprisingly, clubs from across Europe are now trying to lure Mbappe away from Monaco and he is said to have been contacted by Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Real Madrid and many more.Monaco, for now, are confident they can keep the France international for at least one more season by promising him the right environment to continue his development.But when the French club do decide to let their teen prodigy go, according to Le 10 Sport, they believe they will receive a world record transfer fee.The current record stands at £89m after Manchester United shelled out that much to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus last summer.However, Monaco believe that Mbappe’s age and talent will see him smash that record when he secures a big move to one of Europe’s elite. 1last_img read more

December 18

Why Traditional Methods Still Matter

first_imgTo continue reading, please click here. But when recruiters rely so heavily on technology, is something lost in the mix? HR pros are well aware of the candidate concerns about online application systems that are cumbersome and their own worries over qualified applicants whose resume may get tossed if it doesn’t contain the right keywords. Are we depending on technology too much in the recruitment process? As goes the push and pull between traditional and digital communication, in general, when it comes to adopting best practices in recruitment, it’s not an either/or dichotomy—it’s creating the right combination of both that yields efficiencies and appropriately engages and builds relationships with high-quality prospects. Then emerged, disrupting the traditional classified advertising approach to recruitment and introducing HR pros to the world of online recruitment. LinkedIn wasn’t far behind and, along the way, various automated platforms emerged to allow organizations to readily connect with candidates around the globe through online channels that quickly grew to include other social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and even Pinterest and Instagram. High-Tech Doesn’t Replace High-Touch in Recruiting: Why Traditional Methods Still MatterMany years ago, recruitment was a very manual process. Companies spent most of their recruitment budgets on placing classified or display ads in local print newspapers or industry trade publications, attending career fairs, and working their personal networks.last_img read more