3rd Craig Dow (6) 31ptsThe Bunker Boys were pleased to welcome back Blair (Skinny) Newton and Mike Lloyd to the ranks for our first game of the week. We were also joined by a couple of Aussies to swell the ranks.Pattana was the venue for today’s round, a course that is not difficult to find but our first group of Gerry, Skinny, and Geoff Cox managed to turn the trip into something of an adventure. Within about two hundred meters from the club and with the junction ahead chocked with traffic, Gerry decided to follow the car ahead making a right turn into a minor road thinking it was Jimmy Carr and he knew a shortcut around the traffic snarl. Eventually, they realised it was not Jimmy but a local on his way to work. By now totally lost and with no access to navigational aid, they ended up near Amata City and had to come all the way back. By the time they reached the first tee the first group was on the eighth hole.The course was damp underfoot so ‘pick, clean, and place’ was implemented. For at least the first nine holes the wind was strong which challenged many and made scoring difficult. Rain threatened several times but didn’t eventuate.Despite the travails of his journey to the course, Geoff Cox seemed unaffected and top scored with thirty-five points. Continuing on his good form Sean Murphy came second with thirty-one edging out Craig Dow on the same number. Near pins went to Craig, Jimmy, Mike Lloyd, and Michael Brett.Wednesday, June 12, Green Valley – Stableford1st Geoff Cox (17) 39pts2nd Peter Botswell (24) 38pts3rd Stuart Brown (9) 34pts4th Gerry Cooney (21) 33ptsReasonably priced green fees and a good course lured our biggest low season field of seventeen to Green Valley today. In addition to our regular stableford round, we also had an international team competition between the Bunker Boys and a troupe of visiting Aussies. I’m pleased to report that the Bunker Boys prevailed by a margin of twenty points. Two free beers each from the Aussies never tasted so good.Phil Moore.The course was in reasonable condition, but the greens were substandard and haven’t recovered yet from a roasting they got recently in a particularly hot spell of weather and also from routine course maintenance, (coring and sanding)In the main competition, Geoff Cox enjoying a golden run, took first place for the second game in a row with a score of thirty-nine points and Peter Botswell for the Aussies took second place one point adrift. Local knowledge served Stuart Brown well as he took third with thirty-four points while Gerry Cooney took fourth. Near pins went to Mike Lloyd (again), Geoff Cox, Robby Watts, and Scott Cope.Friday, June 14, Khao Kheow A & C – Stableford1st Phil Moore (16) 39pts2nd Gerry Cooney (21) 37pts3rd Mike Lloyd (18) 35ptsA good field of fourteen was on hand for the end of week game at Khao Kheow where we were allocated A & C nines. The course was in good condition and the weather fine so ideal conditions for golf. Despite being low season the course was particularly busy with two other societies playing, nevertheless, we were never held up and completed the round in a good time of about three and a half hours.Having honed his game to local conditions elsewhere Phil Moore did a smash and grab taking first place with thirty-nine points. His closest challenger Gerry Cooney was cruising with thirty-seven coming to the eighteenth but threw out an anchor and wiped the hole to remain in second place. Mike Lloyd, not content to get a near pin each time he played, decided to get in the winner’s circle today and took third place with thirty-five points to add to his third near pin of the week. Craig Dow took another near pin and Robby Watts got two. Australian visitors (l to r) Craig Dow, Graham Mullins, Robby Watts, Roger Miles, Scott Cope, Michael Carroll & Peter Botswell.PSC Golf from the Bunker BoysMonday, June 9, Pattana C & A – Stableford1st Geoff Cox (17) 35pts2nd Sean Murphy (19) 31pts
IN SPORT.ES 14/05/2018 Carlos Tevez has told Argentine channel El Trece that he will hang up his boots at the end of next season, in 2019. Sport EN Tévez anuncia su retiro en 2019 CEST Upd. at 16:26 “When my contract with Boca retires, at the end of 2019 I will retire,” said the Argentine striker. The former Man United, Man City and Juventus striker added: “Sometimes I missed the club (Boca) when I left but this time it won’t be the same, I’m not going anywhere and I will retire with this shirt. “In the future I would like to stay linked to Boca but first I will have to have time to deal with not being a player.”
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By Patrick JohnstonReal Madrid’s blockbuster ‘BBC’ forward line and Barcelona’s devastating ‘MSN’ trio are set to go head-to-head for the 2015 Ballon d’Or award after all six were named on the 23-man shortlist by FIFA on Tuesday.Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who set a club scoring record with his 324th goal on Saturday, will be going in search of his third consecutive World Player of the Year award.He faces competition from his team-mates Karim Benzema of France and Welshman Gareth Bale who make up the Spanish side’s ‘BBC’ frontline.Joining them are four-time winner Lionel Messi, the Argentine great, and his fellow South American strikers Neymar and Luis Suarez who form Barcelona’s feared ‘MSN’ frontline that fired a combined 122 goals last season.Barcelona, who won La Liga, the Champions League and domestic cup last year, have the most players on the shortlist with Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta, Argentine defender Javier Mascherano and Croatian Ivan Rakitic joining their front three on the award.Real have five with Colombian James Rodriguez and German World Cup-winner Toni Kroos also named.German champions Bayern Munich also have five representatives with Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben, Arturo Vidal and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.Vidal is joined by Chilean compatriot Alexis Sanchez after their Copa America success in July.Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, winner of the last four African Player of the Year awards, is the only non European or South American to make the list.The list was composed by the FIFA Football Committee and a group of experts from France Football. The winner will be announced in Zurich on January 11.Shortlist:Sergio Aguero (Argentina/Manchester City)Gareth Bale (Wales/Real Madrid)Karim Benzema (France/Real Madrid)Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid)Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium/Manchester City)Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea)Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden/Paris Saint-Germain)Andres Iniesta (Spain/Barcelona)Toni Kroos (Germany/Real Madrid)Robert Lewandowski (Poland/Bayern Munich)Javier Mascherano (Argentina/Barcelona)Lionel Messi (Argentina/Barcelona)Thomas Mueller (Germany/Bayern Munich)Manuel Neuer (Germany/Bayern Munich)Neymar (Brazil/Barcelona)Paul Pogba (France/Juventus)Ivan Rakitic (Croatia/Barcelona)Arjen Robben (Netherlands/Bayern Munich)James Rodríguez (Colombia/Real Madrid)Alexis Sanchez (Chile/Arsenal)Luis Suarez (Uruguay/FC Barcelona)Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast/Manchester City)Arturo Vidal (Chile/Bayern Munich).
Juventus have completed a deal with Manchester City which will bring defender Danilo to Turin in exchange for right back Joao Cancelo, the two clubs said on Wednesday.Juventus said they had signed Brazilian Danilo on a five-year contract for 37 million euros ($41.5 million) while Manchester City confirmed the recruitment of Portugal international Cancelo. Juventus said the English champions would pay them 65 million euros for Cancelo.Cancelo, 25, spent one season at Juventus, helping them win an eighth successive Serie A title. Raised at Benfica, he has also played for Valencia and Inter Milan.“City are a fantastic club, with a brilliant manager and I am delighted to be here,” Cancelo said.“Everything about them has impressed me, from the facilities, to their style of play,” he added. “I am always looking to develop my game and win trophies and I believe I can do that here.”Cancelo has played 14 times for Portugal although Nelson Semedo often gets the nod ahead of him for the right back position.Danilo, a member of Brazil’s World Cup squad last year, made 34 Premier League appearances in two seasons at Manchester City. Raised at America Mineiro, the 28-year-old has also played for Santos, Porto and Real Madrid.
DUBAI, UAE (CMC):West Indies remained rooted at eighth in the World Test Rankings released yesterday following the annual update, in which series results from 2013-14 are no longer included and outcomes from the 2015-16 series are weighted at 50 per cent.The Jason Holder-led side have gained five points in the period under review and now have a total of 75, trailing sixth-placed Sri Lanka by 16 points and ahead of ninth-placed Bangladesh by six points.West Indies lost their last three-Test series against India last year on home soil, followed by Pakistan last year in the United Arab Emirates and the recently concluded series on home soil. Out of the 10 matches, West Indies registered wins in two matches, lost six and drew two.India have retained the No.1 Test ranking, leading South Africa by six points, but only nine points separate third-ranked Australia from seventh-ranked Sri Lanka.India have moved to 123 points after gaining one point. Second-ranked South Africa ,however, now have the table-toppers firmly within their sights after vaulting from 109 points to 117 points. This jump means the pre-update gap of 13 points has now been trimmed to just six points.While India and South Africa have made upward movements, Australia, England and Pakistan have headed in the opposite direction.Australia have retained their third place, but have plummeted from 108 points to 100 points; England have stayed in fourth position, but have slipped to 99 points after conceding two points, while Pakistan have dropped behind New Zealand in sixth place after conceding four points to sit on 93 points.
0Shares0000Chelsea striker, Diego Costa in action for Spain. PHOTO/FILE MADRID, November 6 – Chelsea’s Diego Costa was recalled to Vicente del Bosque’s 24-man Spain squad on Friday for upcoming friendlies against England and Belgium despite the coach’s criticism of the Brazilian-born striker’s antics earlier this season.Costa was dropped from Del Bosque’s squad last month as he was suspended for their penultimate Euro 2016 qualifier against Luxembourg. However, he was also reprimanded by Del Bosque for his behaviour in a bad-tempered London derby against Arsenal in September for which he received a charge of violent conduct from the English Football Association.Costa has scored just once in 11 appearances for Spain since switching his allegiance from Brazil shortly before the 2014 World Cup.The 27-year-old has also been short of form at club level this season, scoring just three times in 14 games in all competitions.“He is playing well and is starting every game,” said Del Bosque.“He had a small physical problem with his ribs, but I don’t think it is anything major and that is why we have called him up.”Costa’s Chelsea teammates Cesar Azpilicueta, Cesc Fabregas and Pedro Rodriguez also keep their places in the squad despite the English champions’ awful start to the season.However, there is no place for veteran Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz, who has scored 15 goals in 19 appearances for the Basques this season.In-form Barcelona utility man Sergi Roberto also misses out, as does Manchester City’s David Silva through injury, but Andres Iniesta returns after overcoming a hamstring problem that kept him out of Spain’s final two qualifiers.Spain host England in Alicante on November 13 before travelling to the newly number one-ranked side in the world in Brussels four days later.And after winning all 10 of their qualifying matches, Del Bosque believes England are strong candidates to win the Euro title in France next year.“England played very well during the whole qualification stage. They won every point.“They have fast players, powerful players in midfield, they are strong in defence. They will be one of the strong candidates for the European Championships.“Belgium have gone step-by-step to, at this moment, be the number one ranked side by FIFA. That isn’t by chance because they have an excellent team.”Squad in full:Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Porto/POR), David de Gea (Manchester United/ENG), Sergio Rico (Sevilla/ESP)Defenders: Juanfran (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Mario Gaspar (Villarreal/ESP), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid/ESP), Gerard Pique, Marc Bartra, Jordi Alba (Barcelona/ESP), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea/ENG), Mikel San Jose (Athletic Bilbao/ESP)Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta (Barcelona/ESP), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal/ENG), Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea/ENG), Isco (Real Madrid/ESP), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich/GER), Juan Mata (Manchester United/ENG), Koke (Atletico Madrid/ESP)Forwards: Pedro Rodriguez, Diego Costa (Chelsea/ENG), Paco Alcacer (Valencia/ESP), Nolito (Celta Vigo/ESP), Alvaro Morata (Juventus/ITA)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesThere are three major contentions of global-warming theory, each of which is dubious: One, the globe’s average temperature is rising; two, the temperature increase is because of human activity; and three, any global temperature increase will be a major disaster. First problem is that until very recently, we have not had satellites that could even reasonably attempt to take a “global temperature,” and it’s debatable whether current approaches are accurate. To get a truly accurate picture, you would have to be able to capture temperatures over the entire globe’s surface, and at all altitudes in the atmosphere simultaneously or at least within a small time frame. Then, you would have to be able to do that over an extended period – preferably years. Then you could possibly establish a trend. Current techniques rely on samplings taken from select areas at particular times. Yet for all the anecdotal evidence that this or that glacier is shrinking, there are other glaciers that are growing. For every study showing Greenland is greening, there’s a study showing polar temperatures have decreased in recent years. Even if we could establish a global average, we don’t have that information for past years, so we don’t have a basis other than anecdotal evidence for saying temperatures were lower in previous years. There is also no evidence that human activity can affect the global climate. Scientists tell us that the Earth has warmed and cooled in past centuries even before the Industrial Revolution, so blaming SUVs is just politicking by people who can’t stand the thought of successful car manufacturers. But what if global warming is true? What if the ice caps melt? You may have seen graphics showing that the entire world map would look like the Hawaiian islands, but the reality is if all the ice caps and glaciers melted, it would add up to a rise in ocean level of at most a couple of feet. SURE sign that it’s silly season: The normally sensible Tony Blair and the normally reasonable Governator are teaming up to defeat global warming. OK, I know it’s been hot lately, but that doesn’t mean the globe is in any danger of burning to a cinder. And the notion of Blair and Arnold Schwarzenegger grappling the global-warming dragon into submission by charging for carbon is just absurd. Anybody else remember when the hot part of the year was just called summer? And sometimes summer was cooler than “normal” and sometimes it was hotter than “normal.” Until very recently, there was none of this running the home air conditioner 24 hours a day until all the neighborhood transformers blew out. But nowadays, people expect a constant 75 degrees in their homes, and when they don’t get it, it’s global warming. So when the Governator and Tony Blair, or any other cabal of politicians, start making plans to regulate greenhouse gases, what does it really mean? That they’re currying votes. Arnold is eager to wave his environmental credentials in the race against Phil Angelides, as is obvious from recent campaign commercials. It is to be hoped that this plan of Arnold’s is only an empty campaign promise. Any real attempt to regulate greenhouse gases would only raise the price of gasoline further and drag down the state’s economy. Efforts to stop global warming always seem designed to do more damage than global warming ever could. Tad Cronn is a writer and speaker from West Hills. His Web site is www.the-free-lance.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
David Moyes refused to blame West Ham’s off-field turmoil for their surrender at Brighton.A turbulent week at the east London club ended with a 3-1 defeat on the south coast to plunge them back into the relegation mix.The Hammers had to sack their head of recruitment Tony Henry on Friday after claims he told agents they did not want to sign any more African players.That scandal, as well as an underwhelming transfer window which saw a club linked with Olivier Giroud, Michy Batshuayi and Daniel Sturridge end up with Jordan Hugill from Preston, has left anger and frustration towards the West Ham board from supporters at an all-time high.Indeed, the first chants of ‘sack the board’ were belted out from the away end even before Glenn Murray put Brighton ahead in only the eighth minute, and only got louder as the damaging defeat unfolded.But Hammers boss Moyes said: “It had no effect whatsoever. The club have done what they think they have to do and move on, and we have to.“It’s always the manager’s job but I don’t think the events would do that.“When I took over we were in the bottom three so to be where we are now I’d have said ‘thanks very much’.“We are still in a battle to stay up but it’s the same for the other teams.”Moyes has also had to deal with a spate of injuries, and indiscipline – Arthur Masuaku is still serving a lengthy ban for spitting and Michail Antonio was dropped in midweek for being late to a meeting.“Maybe that’s just West Ham, I don’t know,” he added. “In management no day is ever dull. The job brings up some difficult situations and some strange ones.” 1 West Ham United manager David Moyes
MOJAVE – XCOR Aerospace said it completed a successful round of tests on its 1,500-pound-thrust liquid oxygen/kerosene rocket engine. The XR-4K14 engine is a prototype for a proposed rocket plane for a new air racing league scheduled to start meets next year. “After recent test runs, we have shown that the XR-4K14 rocket engine chamber design is sound,” said Doug Jones, XCOR engineer. “It looks and sounds awesome, with a very bright eight-foot rocket-exhaust plume.” During tests at Mojave Airport, where it is based, XCOR performed multiple runs of increasing duration, allowing engineers to characterize the engine’s regenerative cooling, said XCOR CEO Jeff Greason. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“The requirements are for a reliable and robust engine. We are on the right track with the workhorse engine for the Rocket Racing League.” Derivatives of the engine will be used in XCOR’s future suborbital vehicles, the company said. The most recent round of tests also reached the milestone of more than 2,600 engine firings for XCOR Aerospace, and a total running time of 316 minutes encompassing all XCOR engine types.