Dream result for Travelbag Invitational winners

first_img Golfers from Surrey and Yorkshire swept up the prizes on a dream trip to Florida for the Travelbag Invitational, run in partnership with England Golf.Peter Smart, John Hennessy, Jacqui Smiter-Green and Rob Pountney from Pyrford Golf Club, near Woking, Surrey, won the team prize by eight points.With their best three scores counting on each hole, they amassed 214 points after 36 holes in glorious conditions at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando.Pountney also won the men’s individual prize with 75 points, while Karen Andrews of Waterton Golf Club, near Wakefield, Yorkshire, was the women’s winner on 65 points.Karen (pictured left) was encouraged to take up golf about 10 years ago by her husband, Glyn, a lifelong player. They’ve played in the Team Championship since it started in 2015 and Glyn commented: “’We play various competitions around the UK, and I’d say the Team Championship has got better every year we’ve played it.“Travelbag’s involvement has obviously raised the bar this time – it’s been a really special experience to come out here to play at such a great resort. We look forward to entering again next year!”The winners came through an initial entry of over 400 players and took their places in Florida after winning through a regional qualifying round and the national final of the Travelbag Team Championship at England Golf Week.Paul Hopkinson, Marketing Director at Travelbag commented: “We’re so pleased that the golfers have enjoyed the Travelbag Team Championships this year.“To cap it off with the Travelbag Invitational in Florida has provided us with a perfect end to this year’s activity with England Golf. We were very confident that our partners at Rosen Shingle Creek could deliver an experience of a lifetime to our golfers and their guests, and from what I hear, they have done just that.”“Travelbag and England Golf would like to thank all competitors to this year’s Travelbag Team Championship for making it a memorable competition.Captions: The winning Pyrford team, top, and Karen Andrews, above, are pictured with Anna Perrot of Travelbag 23 Nov 2018 Dream result for Travelbag Invitational winners Tags: championships, Mixed Golf, Rosen Shingle Creek, Travelbag Team Championshiplast_img read more

UNDEFEATED ECLIPSE CHAMPION FILLY SONGBIRD TOWERS OVER RIVALS AS SHE MAKES HER 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUT IN SATURDAY’S $300,000 LAS VIRGENES STAKES AT FLAT MILE

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2016)–Fox Hill Farms’ undefeated Eclipse Award winning Songbird towers over six rivals as she makes her 3-year-old debut Saturday in Santa Anita’s Grade II, $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at a flat mile.Idle since taking the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies by 5 ¾ lengths on Oct. 31 at Keeneland, the Jerry Hollendorfer-trained Songbird will take a big step down the road to the Grade I Kentucky Oaks here on Saturday.Considered by many industry experts to be the best 3-year-old in America, regardless of gender, Songbird’s Breeders’ Cup victory was even more impressive than her margin of victory would indicate, which led to immediate speculation that she may be pointed to the Kentucky Derby trail, but her connections, Rick Porter, of Foxhill, and Hollendorfer, have been steadfast in their commitment to stay with her own kind and point for the Oaks in three months.Undefeated in four starts, the Kentucky-bred daughter of Medaglia d’Oro was a handy 4 ½ length winner of Santa Anita’s Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Chandelier Stakes two starts back on Sept. 26 and will thus be making her second start at The Great Race Place in the Las Virgenes. With earnings of $1,502,000, Songbird, who has won all of her races in virtual gate to wire fashion, will be ridden for the fifth consecutive time by Mike Smith.Songbird’s primary opposition would appear to be trainer Phil D’Amato’s Street Fancy, who rallied from off the pace at odds of 6-1 to take the Grade I Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos on Dec. 12. A first-out maiden special weight winner going 5 ½ furlongs here on Oct. 18, Street Fancy was ridden in all three of her starts by Smith, but will be handled for the first time on Saturday by Victor Espinoza.A Kentucky-bred filly by Street Sense, Street Fancy is owned by Agave Racing Stable. Although she rallied from off the pace in her last two starts, Street Fancy, who overcame early traffic trouble in winning the Starlet, has good natural speed and could be much closer to the pace in the Las Virgenes.Reddam Racing’s Land Over Sea, third, beaten six lengths by Songbird in the Grade I, seven furlong Del Mar Debutante Sept. 5, and second, beaten 4 ½ lengths by Songbird in the Grade I Chandelier here Sept. 26, was never a factor in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, finishing seventh, 13 ½ lengths behind “Song.”Trained by Doug O’Neill, Land Over Sea thus faces Songbird for the fourth consecutive time on Saturday and the Kentucky-bred daughter of Bellamy Road will have to hope for a reversal of recent fortunes. With an overall mark of 5-1-2-1, she has earnings of $148,000 and will be handled by regular rider Mario Gutierrez.The complete field for the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes, to be run as the fifth race on a nine-race program Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: She’s a Warrior, Flavien Prat, 118; Land Over Sea, Mario Gutierrez, 118; Street Fancy, Victor Espinoza, 123; Jade Princess, Martin Garcia, 118; Decked Out, Kent Desormeaux, 118; Songbird, Mike Smith, 123, and Merirosvo, Drayden Van Dyke, 118.                First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Track And Field Opens Outdoor Season With 29 Top-10 Finishes At No. 3 Arkansas

first_imgTriple Jump1. Taryn Rolle, 39-5.75 Drake Individual Women’s Results100 Meters13. Mariah Crawford, 12.57 800 Meters2. Xavier Lechleitner, 1:55.224. George Webb, 1:56.135. Cory Erickson, 1:56.79 1,500 Meters3. Josh Yeager, 3:54.57    11. Matt Cozine, 4:03.66 200 Meters8. Mary Young, 24.73       17. Rai Ahmed-Green, 25.3019. Ebele Okoye, 25.4824. Mariah Crawford, 25.60 Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) recorded the team’s only title on the day by winning the triple jump with a leap of 39-5.75. Earlier in the day she finished sixth in the long jump with a leap of 18-3, an outdoor personal best for the junior. Demetrius Shelton (Markham, Ill.) recorded a pair of top-10 finishes for the men’s team in the sprints by taking fifth in the 100 meters in 10.75 and fourth in the 200 meters in 21.45. In the distance events, freshman Xavier Lechleitner (Edgar, Wis.) finished second in the un-seeded section of the 800 meters in 1:55.22 while sophomore Josh Yeager (Center Point, Iowa) was third in the seeded section of the 1,500 meters with a personal best of 3:54.57. Pole Vault5. Erik Olson, 14-1.25 On the track, Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) recorded a personal best in the 200 meters to finish eighth in 24.73 and also took fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in 13.76. In the 400-meter hurdles, Victoria Coombe (Centennial, Colo.) finished sixth with a personal best of 1:03.77. Drake Individual Men’s Results100 Meters5. Caulin Graves, 10.755. Demetrius Shelton, 10.7515. Aaron Chier, 11.0119. Deonne Witherspoon, 11.0926. Nihad Ejubovic, 11.34 3,000 Meters8. Kyle Brandt, 8:39.3711. Kyle Cass, 8:44.67 3,000-Meter Steeplechase3. Chris Kaminski, 9:40.74 400-Meter Hurdles3. Hudson Priebe, 53.274. Malik Metivier, 53.778. Dominic Lombardi, 55.0311. Tyler Zak, 56.36 The Bulldogs combated cool, rainy conditions all afternoon Saturday after weather force the postponement of much of Friday’s schedule. However, the weather-tested team responded well against a field that included the host, Wichita State, Oklahoma State, Missouri State, Tulsa and some of the top junior college programs in the Midwest. 200 Meters4. Demetrius Shelton, 21.458. Caulin Graves, 21.7019. Aaron Chier, 22.5821. Nihad Ejubovic, 22.6525. Deonne Witherspoon, 22.8526. Blair Barrow, 22.9529. Maxwell Harlan, 23.07 Long Jump6. Taryn Rolle, 18-311. Brittani Griesbaum, 17-7.5 110-Meter Hurdles7. Dominic Lombardi, 15.06            9. Hudson Priebe, 15.14 1,500 Meters7. Morgan Garcia, 5:00.11 4×100-Meter Relay6. Drake, 40.76 400-Meter Hurdles6. Victoria Coombe, 1:03.77           15. Bryce Lang, 1:08.51 High Jump4. Taylor Patton, 4-11 Story Links Arkansas Spring InvitationalMarch 24-25 – Fayetteville, Ark. 400 Meters11. Blair Barrow, 50.2117. Maxwell Harlan, 52.39 Discus11. Michael Dolan, 113-4 Hammer Throw6. Michael Dolan, 147-8 The Bulldogs continue their strong open to the outdoor season next weekend as they again face some of the nation’s top team at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, March 29-31. Complete Results (PDF) 800 Meters8. Meghan Kearney, 2:19.629. Danielle Griesbaum, 2:20.2513. Kaylen Rettig, 2:23.7415. Kayla Giuliano, 2:24.8516. Samantha Nielsen, 2:25.48 4×400-Meter Relay6. Drake, 46.95 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Drake University track and field teams opened their outdoor season with 29 top-10 finishes and a series of personal bests at the Arkansas Spring Invitational, hosted by No. 3 Arkansas. 400 Meters12. Rai Ahmed-Green, 57.3713. Ebele Okoye, 57.39 100-Meter Hurdles4. Mary Young, 13.769. Victoria Coombe, 14.7120. Bryce Lang, 16.93  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Imperial SA in Asian joint venture

first_img16 August 2013 South Africa’s Imperial Logistics has entered into a joint venture with international advisory and procurement firm The Beijing Axis to improve its international supply chain management in Asia. The partnership will enable Imperial and its clients to benefit from increasing trade between Africa and Asia, according to Imperial’s chief integration officer, Cobus Rossouw. “This joint venture produces a team with the ability to build a seamless distribution channel from China – and other Asian, low-cost manufacturing countries – to Africa, and vice versa,” Rossouw said this week. It is expected to boost both firms’ operations in the mining, construction and industrial sectors. “We can support manufacturing up-time, capital project feasibility and cost optimisation,” he said. “This is possible through sourcing, delivering and managing competitively priced, high quality goods. Such wares include raw materials, consumables, maintenance, repair and operations items, construction material and capital equipment. “The Beijing Axis experience and expertise in low-cost country sourcing and international logistics will support our clients and expand our ability to serve their needs in Asia-Africa business initiatives,” Rossouw said. It will also provide operational and strategic support to Imperial’s clients expanding into Asia. The Beijing Axis currently has offices in China, Singapore, Australia and South Africa. “Our joint venture with The Beijing Axis reflects Imperial Logistics’ commitment to ensuring that our clients are positioned to take advantage of global mega-trends like the shift of economic and political power from West to East, and from developed to developing markets,” Rossouw said. SAinfo reporter “The Beijing Axis’ work is always cross-border – supporting international firms as they act in unfamiliar territory in China and Asia, or supporting Chinese and Asian firms as they venture out and go global,” said Beijing Axis managing director Kobus van der Wath.last_img read more

Resisting the Allure of Small Wind Turbines

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Wind turbines have a hypnotic allure. The Siren call of carbon-neutral electricity has led many environmentalists to dream of owning a backyard wind turbine.Unfortunately, small wind turbines, unlike utility-scale wind turbines, are rarely cost-effective, even when installed at a good site. Installed at an average site, a wind turbine is little more than an expensive toy.Most renewable energy consultants can share tales of small wind turbines that have disappointed their owners due to low energy production or frequent maintenance problems. That’s why it’s so important for wind-besotted greenies to do their homework before going turbine shopping.Wind-generated electricity isn’t cheapEven homeowners blessed with a fairly good wind site pay a steep price for wind-generated electricity.One of only a handful of successful net-zero-energy homes in the U.S. is one owned by David Pill and Hillary Maharam of Charlotte, Vermont. Although most descriptions of their prize-winning house note that their 10-kW Bergey wind turbine generated more electricity during a 12-month period than the family used, few noted that their electricity is very expensive.During its first year of operation, their wind turbine produced 6,286 kWh of electricity — worth about $627 at the current retail rate of $0.10 per kWh. That means that the $40,500 wind turbine will have a simple payback period of about 64 years. Unfortunately, the turbine is unlikely to last that long.The same amount of electricity could have been generated by a 6-kW PV system, which the Pills could have installed for $30,000. Since their home was built, the price of PV has dropped; in 2013, a 6-kW system could be installed for $24,000 or less. (For a somewhat different payback analysis, see David Pill’s comment of 09/12/2011, posted in the comment section below this article.)“In a good site, wind will be marginally cheaper than PV,” said… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

Factual Friday

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10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock brands Liverpool and Clyne ‘a disgrace’

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardiff boss Warnock brands Liverpool and Clyne ‘a disgrace’by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock has slammed Liverpool and Nathaniel Clyne over the fullback’s move to Bournemouth.Warnock has claimed he was “promised” Clyne would instead make a loan move to Cardiff until summer, before learning on TV of his Cherries switch.”I’m disappointed with Nathaniel Clyne and Liverpool,” Warnock said. “To see on TV he’s gone to Bournemouth when I’ve been promised he’s my player is for me a disgrace and a lack of class.”The Cardiff boss was speaking after watching his side lose 1-0 to Gillingham in the FA Cup. last_img read more

24 days agoLiverpool boss Klopp admits Matip injury doubt

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp admits Matip injury doubtby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits Joel Matip is a doubt for their Champions League clash with RB Salzburg.Klopp has confirmed Matip picked up a knock in Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Sheffield United.The centre-back completed the full 90 minutes alongside Virgil van Dijk at Bramall Lane, where the Reds chalked up their seventh win from seven Premier League matches this season.Their only defeat of the campaign to date came at Napoli in their opening match of the defence of their Champions League crown last month, putting extra emphasis on Wednesday’s visit of Red Bull Salzburg.”In a good mood, good spirits, but we have to wait a little bit to give a final answer about fitness,” he told the Liverpool website when asked about the condition of his squad.“Joel Matip obviously got a slight knock at Sheffield, we have to see how exactly it will be.“Apart from that, everybody should be fine. Of course, we have the players who weren’t available last week – that means Shaq is still out; Alisson is very close but for sure not for tomorrow. I think that’s it pretty much.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Investment Climate Continues to Improve – Minister Shaw

first_img He was speaking at the PIOJ’s inaugural Growth Forum, which was held at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on Thursday (March 14), under the theme, ‘From Elusive to Inclusive Growth’. Story Highlights “Our local investment is increasingly improved, and our leading investment promotion agency – Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) – can attest to the fact that investors are calling,” he said. Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says Jamaica’s investment climate continues to improve, consequent on measures implemented over the last few years that have resulted in macroeconomic stability and ongoing improvements in growth. Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says Jamaica’s investment climate continues to improve, consequent on measures implemented over the last few years that have resulted in macroeconomic stability and ongoing improvements in growth.“Our local investment is increasingly improved, and our leading investment promotion agency – Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) – can attest to the fact that investors are calling,” he said.He was speaking at the PIOJ’s inaugural Growth Forum, which was held at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on Thursday (March 14), under the theme, ‘From Elusive to Inclusive Growth’.Among the notable achievements, Mr. Shaw said, are estimated 1.8 per cent growth in 2018, representing the sixth consecutive year and 15th straight quarter of economic expansion; and a further 3.1 per cent reduction in unemployment, to 8.4 per cent as at July 2018.He noted the pivotal role played by the PIOJ in supporting and helping to steer the country’s development.“Our growth inducement strategy, established by the PIOJ, has helped to contextualise the scope of work and the areas in which this work is needed in order to bolster our position as a country, to grasp and maintain a handle on sustainable development,” the Minister said.He noted that based on the positive out-turns recorded to date under the economic reform programme, “what is clear is that we must, as a Government, continue to create an enabling environment for individuals and businesses to strive and create wealth for themselves”.In his remarks, PIOJ Director General, Dr. Wayne Henry, noted that the positive outcomes recorded to date have been achieved against the background of an ongoing economic programme aimed at restoring macroeconomic stability and setting the foundation “for meaningful growth to emerge and be sustained”. He cited among the achievements, ongoing debt reduction, projected to fall to 96 per cent by the end of the 2018/19 fiscal year, on March 31; modest inflation; and substantial net international reserves (NIR).Dr. Henry noted that the country’s “excellent performance” is being recognised by international agencies that are tracking the performance of global economies.“So, we commend the Government (and) the Opposition for the continuity (of policies and programmes), and all other stakeholders on the performance we have achieved. Today, we can say that macroeconomic stability has been entrenched,” he said.Dr. Henry noted that “with this stronger foundation and continued efforts to sustain the gains that have been achieved, the country can now move to achieving economic independence”.The occasion was also used to launch the PIOJ’s 2019 Growth Inducement Programme (GIP) Research Report, a collection of eight papers by researchers encompassing economic growth-related disciplines.These include financial inclusion, tertiary education, labour market developments, and social interventions.last_img read more