AdvertisementTags: snowSnowcat Ridge RELATEDTOPICS Inside an Arctic deep-frozen ghost town March 7, 2021 AdvertisementPeople who bought a ticket for a time slot that is no longer available will automatically be refunded. Refunds could take up to 10 days to process. Snowcat Ridge located at 27839 St Joe Rd, Dade City, FL 33525 features a snow tubing hill that is 60 feet tall and 400 feet long. Guests can ride in a single, tandem, or 6-person family tube to slide down the snow-covered slope. Pasco County officials revoke permits from Florida’s first snow park December 11, 2020 DADE CITY, Fla. — Snowcat Ridge, Florida’s first and only alpine snow park, opened last week and then subsequently closed after misestimating the amount of snow needed to keep the park going.As a result of the overwhelming amount of guests when the park first opened last Friday, Nov. 20, the park had to close the next day.The park has since reopened, but with limited hours so officials can concentrate on snow production.The new, updated Snowcat Ridge schedule can be found HERE. Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Storm dumps record-breaking snow on New York state December 18, 2020 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Northeast braces for up to 2 feet of snow from powerful winter storm December 16, 2020 Advertisement
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Yoo Gwan Hee Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? As previously reported, the price of rice in North Korea, which declined in March, has started soaring again. But this rice price fluctuation looks different from those of previous years. According to a source from North Hamkyung Province, rice in Hoiryeong market was between 450 and 500 won per kilogram until late June, but on July 13th it hit 750 won. Corn rice is also more than 400 won now. At the same time, one Yuan is now worth 150 won. Since the mid-2000s when the market economy started to spread, rice prices have risen during the spring poverty season in April and May. And then, in around late June, when potatoes and barley are harvested, prices stabilize, and then, in September, they decline in expectation of the harvest. Therefore, traders in the jangmadang generally buy rice and other grains in November and December and then sell them in the jangmadang during April. Cadres also use that regular cycle of food price rises and falls to profit by buying rice late in the year and releasing it for a higher prices during the next spring. Therefore, poorer people also try to get rice and grain in winter time. However, since the currency redenomination, the fluctuations have changed. Immediately after the redenomination, the authorities released a measure shutting down the markets, so in January rice prices rose by around 60 times compared with before the redenomination. The markets have been open once again since February 5th, but food prices remained unstable through mid-March. That was because people did not buy grains until March, at which time demand promptly far outstripped supply. In April this year, there was a limited amount of food distribution and some residents in some districts of Pyongyang received corn, which they were supposed to receive in May and June, in advance. Additionally, as a result of Kim Jong Il’s visit to China, rumor had it that a large amount of food would be delivered, so rice prices were relatively flat. However, when the rumor turned out to be empty, a decree was handed down to lower units in May ordering food self-reliance at the local level. This only intensified anxiety about the food situation. More serious problems may come in July and August, monsoon season. If the weather affects farming, anxiety about food for the last half of the year will grow. Make things worse, there was cold-weather damage to farming early this year, so a lost harvest is clearly going to be on people’s minds. On this, one source said, “Food wholesalers predict that prices will go on rising until the harvest in August. And when rising food prices influence general products, big troubles can come, like they did in January of this year.”[imText1] Facebook Twitter Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center SHARE Analysis & Opinion Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke” By Yoo Gwan Hee – 2010.07.13 5:59pm Analysis & Opinion Food Price Cycle Twisting in the Wind
AdvertisementAnnual Barrel Full of Money Campaign shifts amidst the pandemic to raise funds for local food bankWALLA WALLA, WA – Walla Walla Valley wineries, along with other area businesses and nonprofit organizations, announced the annual launch of Barrel Full of Money, their fundraising campaign to benefit the Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) Food Bank. Historically, the Barrel Full of Money program raises funds that are used to purchase bulk food items and perishables for those in need through a kick-off event, donation barrels and canisters, a raffle and culminates with an auction and wine reception. This year, the campaign will shift fundraising methods due to the pandemic, and will feature an online auction, raffle tickets, winery promotions, restaurant promotions and multiple donation opportunities.The Barrel Full of Money campaign has raised over $220,000 since inception in 2011, equating to 1,100,000 meals for local families. The BMAC Food Bank distributes over 870,000 pounds of food through pantries in Walla Walla County every year. In light of the outbreak of novel coronavirus, local residents are more in need of food assistance than ever. Currently, 5% of Walla Walla County residents and 10% of Columbia County residents are relying on meals from the BMAC Food Bank.“The community’s collaboration and generosity are how the Food Bank is able to return $6 in food assistance for every dollar donated,” explains Jeff Mathias, Food Bank Director for Blue Mountain Action Council. “The money raised through Barrel Full of Money significantly contributes to our ability to purchase bulk food items and perishables which help balance out the non-perishables that are donated from a variety of other sources each year.”Barrel Full of Money is a collaborative fundraising effort by Alaska Airlines, Baker Boyer Bank, Columbia REA, Dunham Cellars, Grocery Outlet, Hayden Homes, Seguin Moreau, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Blue Mountain Action Council and the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance and its members.The 2020 campaign features involvement from many local businesses, including wineries, restaurants, grocery stores and more, throughout November and December. A few fundraising efforts include:Bacon & Eggs is offering “Bacon for BMAC” and in the month of November, $1 from each bacon order will be donated to the campaign.Brasserie Four will host “Bœuf for BMAC” beginning November 10 and continuing through December 10. $5 of every order of Bœuf Bourguignon will be donated to the fundraiser.Wineries are offering special wines benefitting the campaign and donating tasting fees. Each year, Gifford Hirlinger donates all their tasting fees for the year to the Barrel Full of Money campaign, and other wineries will provide their fees from special tasting weekends in the fall.Grocery Outlet is providing scan cards that allow customers to give to the campaign at check out.Additional participating businesses will be added to the campaign over the next several weeks. Those looking to support the campaign can view all the participants and opportunities at www.wallawallawine.com/event/bfom-2020/ .The culminating event of the campaign, the silent auction, will begin online on Sunday, December 6. The silent auction will last for five days and will close on Thursday, December 10 with a live wine auction and closing event presided over by auctioneer Dave Mitchell. Silent auction items include goods from local businesses, local art, dining experiences and exclusive getaways. Additionally, Alaska Airlines is continuing their support of this fundraiser with two roundtrip airline tickets to anywhere Alaska flies. Tickets are valid for one year from date of issue, are unrestricted and do not have blackout dates. The tickets will be given away as the grand prize for the raffle. Only 500 raffle tickets are printed, they sell for $10 each and are available for purchase from Barrel Full of Money steering committee members or by calling the Blue Mountain Action Council (509) 529-4980. The raffle drawing will take place live during the December 10 live, online auction, and participants need not be present to win.“While it may look very different from years past, there are still many ways to support the Barrel Full of Money fundraiser this year,” says Robert Hansen, Executive Director of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance. “Whether you want to grab a bite to eat, stock up on wine for the holidays, attend an online auction or simply contribute by donating, there is a way to give for everyone. We look forward to coming together as a community to support our neighbors in need.”Those wishing to support the campaign through cash donations can contribute online at bmacww.org. Checks can be mailed to Blue Mountain Action Council at 8 E. Cherry St., Walla Walla, WA 99362. Checks should be made out to BMAC with “Barrel Full of Money” in the memo line.Barrel Full of Money EventsNovember – December 10: Raffle tickets available for purchase by calling the Blue Mountain Action Council (509) 529-4980November 1-30: Bacon for BMAC at Bacon & EggsNovember 10-December 10: Bœuf for BMAC at Brasserie FourDecember 6-10: Online silent auctionDecember 10: Live auction and closing event online, 6:00-7:00 p.m.Barrel Full of Money is made possible by:Alaska Airlines, Baker Boyer Bank, Columbia REA, Dunham Cellars, Grocery Outlet, Hayden Homes, Seguin Moreau , and Walla Walla Union-BulletinAbout the Blue Mountain Action CouncilThe Blue Mountain Action Council is a community action partnership agency providing a wide array of services to help people meet their basic essential needs. The BMAC food bank is the regional distribution center for the five local food pantries in Walla Walla County as well as the pantries in Columbia, Asotin and Garfield Counties. More information about the BMAC and its programs is available at www.bmacww.org or by calling 509-529-4980.About the Walla Walla Valley Wine AllianceThe Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance is a nonprofit wine industry membership organization whose primary mission is to build an internationally acclaimed Walla Walla Valley wine brand among consumers, media, and trade by providing marketing programs on behalf of member wineries, vineyards, and partners. 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Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, will be leading a child protection campaign across the island, starting on May 28, in the parish of Clarendon, where she will engage citizens on ways to prevent child abuse.Making the disclosure on the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) current affairs programme, ‘Issues and Answers’, Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, said the Prime Minister will be engaged in “courageous” conversations.“She will outline what the Government is doing, and has done to arrest child abuse and to protect our children,” the Minister said, noting that the Administration is doing its part, such as amending both the Child Care and Protection Act (CCPA), and the Criminal Justice (Administration) Act (CJA), to come up with harsher penalties for child abusers.“You (parents) have a responsible role to play as well. We have several policies and programmes, and there is an underbelly that we have to confront as a country,” the Minister said, in reference to men who impregnate teenaged girls, and then murder them.Ms. Hanna said the amended legislation will see greater scrutiny for parents and guardians, as well as community members who know of children in need of care and protection, but fail to make reports to the authorities.She also noted that the Child Diversion Policy, which serves as a “tool of restorative justice,” is used primarily to put the child offender on a path away from the criminal justice system and its attendant negative features, and that several parish committees are being set up to assist. Photo: JIS PhotographerPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (centre) poses for a picture with students from the Jamaica House Basic School. Mrs. Simpson Miller participated in Read Across Jamaica Day activities at the school, by reading to the children from a book entitled, ‘Little Lion Goes to School’ by Kellie Magnus (left). RelatedHarsher Penalties For Persons Who Harm Children RelatedPrime Minister Expresses Gratitude to Crew of USNS Comfort FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, will be leading a child protection campaign across the island, starting on May 28, in the parish of Clarendon, where she will engage citizens on ways to prevent child abuse.Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, said the Prime Minister will be engaged in “courageous” conversations.“She will outline what the Government is doing, and has done to arrest child abuse and to protect our children,” the Minister said, noting that the Administration is doing its part, such as amending both the Child Care and Protection Act (CCPA), and the Criminal Justice (Administration) Act (CJA), to come up with harsher penalties for child abusers. Prime Minister to Lead Child Protection CampaignJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Prime Minister to Lead Child Protection Campaign Office of the Prime MinisterMay 15, 2015Written by: Garfield L. Angus RelatedPrime Minister Reads to Students Advertisements
HomeNewsElgin Baylor, Lakers great and aerialist pioneer, dies at 86 Mar. 23, 2021 at 6:00 amNewsElgin Baylor, Lakers great and aerialist pioneer, dies at 86Guest Author3 months agosports GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports WriterElgin Baylor changed the very direction of basketball when he joined the NBA and brought his vertical feats of athletic brilliance to a largely horizontal game.He filled scoresheets and sparked young imaginations with his trailblazing aerial style, and every high-flying player of the past 60 years has followed his path.Although the Lakers’ first superstar in Los Angeles never won a championship ring, Baylor still looms high above the franchise and the game he loved.The Hall of Fame forward died Monday of natural causes in Los Angeles with wife Elaine and daughter Krystal by his side, the team said. He was 86.An 11-time All-Star who soared through the 1960s with a high-scoring artistry that became the model for the modern basketball player, Baylor played a major role in revolutionizing basketball from a ground-bound sport into an aerial show.“Elgin was THE superstar of his era — his many accolades speak to that,” Lakers owner Jeanie Buss said in a statement.With a silky-smooth jumper and fluid athleticism, Baylor spent parts of 14 seasons with the Lakers in Minneapolis and Los Angeles, teaming with Jerry West in one of the most potent tandems in basketball history.Baylor’s second career as a personnel executive for 22 1/2 years with the woebegone Los Angeles Clippers was far less successful, but he remained a beloved figure in Los Angeles and beyond. Baylor strengthened his ties again to the Lakers over the past decade, and the team honored him with a statue outside Staples Center in 2018.“Elgin Baylor set the course for the modern NBA as one of the league’s first superstar players,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. “In addition to his legendary playing career, Elgin was a man of principle. He was a leading activist during the height of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s and an influential voice among his fellow players.”The 6-foot-5 Baylor played in an era before significant television coverage of basketball, and confoundingly little of his play was ever captured on film. His athletic brilliance is best remembered by those who saw it in person. No one had a better view than West, who once called him “one of the most spectacular shooters the world has ever seen.”Baylor had an uncanny ability to hang in mid-air indefinitely, inventing shots and improvising deception along his flight path. Years before Julius Erving and Michael Jordan became international heroes with their similarly acrobatic games, Baylor created the blueprint for the modern superstar.Baylor was the first NBA player to score 70 points in a game, and he still holds the single-game NBA Finals scoring record with 61 against Boston in 1962. He averaged 27.4 points and 13.5 rebounds over his career, and he even averaged a career-best 38 points during a season in which he only played on weekend passes while on active duty as an Army reservist.“I spent a lot of time with him over the years,” Charles Barkley said during CBS’ coverage of the NCAA Tournament. “To me, he’s probably the most underrated great basketball player of all time. He always carried himself with great dignity and respect.”Baylor played high above most of his contemporaries, but never won a championship or led the NBA in scoring largely because he played at the same time as centers Bill Russell, who won all the rings, and Wilt Chamberlain, who claimed all the scoring titles. Knee injuries hampered the second half of Baylor’s career, although he remained a regular All-Star.West and Baylor were the first in the long tradition of dynamic pairings with the Lakers, followed by Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the 1980s before Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal won three more titles in the 2000s.“My first few years in the league, he cared for me like a father would a son,” West said Monday. “We shared the joy of winning and the heartbreaking losses in the finals. He was a prince both on and off the court.”Baylor’s Lakers lost six times in the NBA Finals to the Boston Celtics and another time to the New York Knicks. Los Angeles won the 1971-72 title, but only after Baylor retired nine games into the season, dissatisfied with his standard of play due to his ailing knees.“Before there was Michael Jordan doing amazing things in the air, there was Elgin Baylor!” Johnson tweeted. “A true class act and great man.”Elgin Gay Baylor was born in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 16, 1934. Named after his father’s favorite watch, an “Elgin” timepiece, Baylor became infatuated with his sport even before he could afford a basketball, instead learning to shoot with a tennis ball.After struggling academically in high school, Baylor played at Seattle University from 1956-58, averaging 31.3 points a game and leading the team to the 1958 NCAA championship game, where it lost to coach Adolph Rupp’s Kentucky Wildcats.Baylor was the No. 1 NBA draft pick in 1958 by the Minneapolis Lakers, who were near bankruptcy after a steep fall from their first championship era. Baylor immediately saved the Lakers with his scoring and style.He won the Rookie of the Year award and led the Lakers to the NBA Finals, where they lost to the fledgling Celtics dynasty in the first of the rivals’ 12 championship series meetings.Baylor scored 64 points on Nov. 8, 1959 — then the league single-game record, and the Lakers’ record for 45 years until Bryant broke it. He then became the first NBA player to surpass 70 points, scoring 71 on Dec. 11, 1960, against New York.When the Lakers moved to Los Angeles in 1960, Baylor became the centerpiece of their Hollywood revival. West also arrived from West Virginia in 1960, and they immediately clicked, averaging 69.1 combined points per game and becoming lifelong friends.Baylor played in only 48 games during the 1961-62 season because of his military service, yet the Lakers still won the Western Conference by 11 games. Baylor’s 61 points in Game 5 of the finals put the Lakers ahead 3-2, but they lost to the Celtics in overtime in Game 7 — the pinnacle of the Lakers’ suffering at Boston’s hands.Frank Selvy missed a 10-foot jumper that would have won the game in regulation. In film of that moment, Baylor appears poised to get Selvy’s rebound, then disappears from the screen. Baylor contended he was pushed out of bounds by Boston’s Sam Jones.“I’ve always felt that was our championship,” Baylor told the Riverside Press-Enterprise in 2000.He never got closer to a ring.Baylor’s knee problems began in the 1963-64 season, but he remained a star during his slow decline. He played his last full season in 1968-69 and suited up only sporadically until retiring at 37 in the fall of 1971. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977.The expansion New Orleans Jazz hired Baylor as an assistant coach for their debut season in 1974, and he eventually served as their head coach for parts of three seasons.The Clippers hired Baylor as their vice president for basketball operations in 1986, but the franchise was the model of sports ineptitude for most of his stay — poor drafting, indifferent fans and skinflint financial dealings. Most knowledgeable basketball people realized owner Donald Sterling was to blame for the franchise’s woes, while Baylor received both admiration for his tenacity and ridicule for the Clippers’ struggles.A few months after losing that job in late 2008, Baylor filed a $2 million lawsuit against the Clippers, Sterling and the NBA, alleging he was fired because of his age and race. A Los Angeles County jury unanimously ruled in the Clippers’ favor in March 2011, refusing to award any damages. Sterling lost the Clippers three years later.The Lakers embraced Baylor in recent years, and his statue unveiling brought together several franchise greats. The statue features Baylor in his gold No. 22 Lakers uniform, a ball in his left hand as he rises toward the hoop for another moment of improvisational brilliance.Besides his wife and daughter, Baylor is survived by a son and daughter, Alan and Alison, from a previous marriage, and sister Gladys Baylor Barrett.“Like everyone else,” Elaine Baylor said, “I was in awe of his immense courage, dignity and the time he gave to all fans.”Tags :sportsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentAssemblymember Bloom proposes a tax credit to incentivize hiring homeless individualsCrime WatchYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours ago
Ericsson, Leonardo team on 5G products AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 AUG 2013 Home Operators central to Zuckerberg’s internet.org Mobile operators will be crucial to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s internet.org initiative aimed at bringing connectivity to the five billion people around the world currently without access to the internet.The joint announcement of internet.org said mobile operators “will play a central role in this effort by driving initiatives that benefit the entire ecosystem”.Founding members Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung will “develop joint projects, share knowledge and mobilise industry and governments to bring the world online”. Academics and NGOs are also likely to join the venture in the future.The partners will look to develop and adopt technologies that make mobile connectivity more affordable and reduce the cost of delivering data. There will also be investment in tools to reduce the amount of data required to use most apps and internet services.Sustainable new business models will be pursued to “align incentives” for mobile operators, device manufacturers, developers and other businesses.Potential projects include the development of lower-cost, higher-quality smartphones and a greater localisation of services by increasing the number of languages supported by mobile operating system.In a blog post, Zuckerberg said the issue of connecting the whole world is “one of the greatest challenges of our generation” due to the internet’s role as the foundation of the global knowledge economy.Despite a large proportion of the world’s population likely to have smartphones as prices come down over the next five years, the majority will not have access to the internet due to the relatively high cost of price plans.According to internet.org, just over a third of the world’s population (2.7 billion people) currently have access to the internet with adoption growing at less than 9 per cent per year.With the majority of data plan revenue going back into building infrastructure, costs need to come down if the industry is to “sustainably service everyone”, Zuckerberg continued.In an interview with CNN’s New Day, Zuckerberg said internet.org is not about gaining more users and increasing profits and “much more about our mission, than making any kind of profits in the near-term”.Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg said his company believes internet access “improves people’s lives and helps build a more sustainable planet”, while Nokia chief Stephen Elop said universal internet access will be “the next great industrial revolution”. Author Tim Ferguson Previous ArticleLow valuation for HTC may attract possible buyersNext ArticleLG mulling tablet return Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito EricssonFacebookinternet.orgMark ZuckerbergNokiaResearchTechnology Tags Related
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tama Caldabaugh advanced to the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur semifinals, beating Jane Fitzgerald, 3 and 1, on Wednesday at Hillwood Country Club. The 51-year-old Caldabaugh, from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, is a retired sales and marketing professional who fought ovarian cancer in 2013. Caldabaugh took the lead with a par on the par-3 14th, won the par-5 15th with a birdie and finished off Fitzgerald, from Kensington, Maryland, with a birdie win on the par-5 17th. ”I just stay patient and know there is a good shot in there somewhere and wait for it to come,” Caldabaugh said. Caldabaugh will face 54-year-old Pamela Kuong of Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, on Thursday morning. Kuong beat Julie Carmichael of Plainfield, Indiana, 2 and 1. ”Fortunately, at the end, my putting did come through,” said Kuong, a senior vice president of commercial lending for Bank of America. ”I think at the end of the day that was the key.” In the other semifinal, 53-year-old Karen Garcia of Cool, California, will face 52-year-old Sue Cohn, the 2013 runner-up from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Cool beat Maggie Leef of Merton, Wisconsin, 2 and 1, and Cohn edged Brenda Pictor of Marietta, Georgia, also 2 and 1. Garcia is a high school counselor, and Cohn works in a course pro shop. The final also is set for Thursday in the rain-delayed event. The tournament is for players 50 and older.
NORTON, Mass. – A dozen or so people clapped as Dustin Johnson brushed in his putt on the 18th green Friday at TPC Boston. They sounded more consolatory than celebratory. On pace to shatter the PGA Tour scoring record, Johnson made seven consecutive pars to finish as he settled for – at least to us – the most disappointing 60 in recent memory. At least Johnson still soared into the lead at The Northern Trust, where he is ahead by two at 15-under 127. “It is what it is,” he shrugged afterward. “It didn’t happen, so maybe I’ll go out tomorrow and try to shoot 59.” That’s what Scottie Scheffler accomplished Friday, right around the time Johnson was starting his second round. This wasn’t some cupcake setup by the Tour in order to torch the record books. Throw out Scheffler and Johnson’s hot days – only the second time in Tour history that were two rounds of 60 or better on the same day – and the next-best score on the par-71 layout was 64 (shot by four players). The scoring average was 69.53. Tiger Woods made the cut on the number. PGA champion Collin Morikawa won’t play the weekend. Golf Central Scheffler (59) cards golf’s magic number again BY Ryan Lavner — August 21, 2020 at 2:36 PM For the second time this summer, Scottie Scheffler carded golf’s magic number. This one actually counted, though, for the second-youngest to record a 59 on the PGA Tour. Still, Johnson saw Scheffler’s 59 pop up on one of the electronic leaderboards scattered throughout the course but wasn’t fazed. “That’s a good score,” Johnson said, and then he nearly rendered it a footnote. Johnson started birdie-eagle-birdie-eagle-birdie. He was 9 under through his first eight holes. He was 11 under through 11. “A 59 didn’t even seem like a question there for a while,” said playing partner Marc Leishman. “It was the easiest 11 under through 11 that you could think of.” But even one of golf’s most unflappable players admittedly began to feel the heat. He’d never shot 59 before. Not even at home. The Northern Trust: Full-field scores | Full coverage Current FedExCup points standings “Trying to shoot 59, you can definitely feel it,” he said. “I knew I was leading also. Coming down the stretch, you maybe put a little more pressure on yourself because you want to make those birdies or make those putts.” As an established member of the 59 club, Justin Thomas could relate: “It’s so much pressure, because you don’t know if and when you’re ever going to have that chance again.” So, Johnson pressed. On 12, he needed to make an 8-foot comebacker for par. He missed birdie tries inside 20 feet on Nos. 13 and 14. He drove into some tangled rough on 15, eliminating any chance for birdie. His tee shot on the short 16th blasted through a stiff right-to-left wind and stopped on the top tier, 40 feet away. And on 17? His 10-footer for birdie bled over the right lip but stayed out. Grill Room Golf’s lowest rounds: 58s and 59s on Tour A gallery of the lowest rounds ever recorded across professional tours. Frustrating, sure. Disappointing, maybe. But surely Johnson would capitalize on the par-5 finisher, no? After all, the hole played only 541 yards on Friday, straight downwind, and a player of Johnson’s immense length would require only a 3-wood off the tee to leave himself a mid-iron into the green. Except Johnson pulled driver – “Just didn’t really think about (3-wood), honestly,” he said – and hit a chippy fade that bounded through the end of the fairway and into tallish rough, the ball well below his feet. An automatic layup. An up-and-down from 75 yards would still give him a 59 … and yet Johnson failed to carry the ridge and left himself 24 feet. Two putts later, a 60. Cue the sympathy applause. “Anytime you shoot a number like that, you’re never going to be disappointed,” he said. “I definitely feel like the game is in good form, and I need to come out tomorrow and do the same thing.” Walking toward the clubhouse, Johnson turned to his left and saw Tour commissioner Jay Monahan. “You want to keep going?” Monahan said. “I’m good,” Johnson said, smiling. “I’m tired.” Plenty more work remains this weekend.
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He was one of the few genuine threats that the Cheetahs faced, even though the game was done and dusted by that stage.Maritz, who has a sevens contract for 2021 and 2022, made 39m from five carries and beat a total of six defenders (the most of any play in round one) and got a deserved try when he sliced through the Cheetahs defence in the final minute of play.SAFFAS ABROAD: Boks excel in Top 14Marco van Staden (Vodacom Bulls)The Bulls were largely disappointing despite their opening victory over Griquas and were flattered by scoring 30 points. There was an expectation that Jake White’s team would run away with the match, until they were met by an agressive Griquas defence which enabled the men from Kimberley to build a foundation from which they twice led in the match.As White pointed out in his post-match media conference, the Bulls decided to change tactics at half time and opt for a more direct approach in the second half. This was where Van Staden shone as he brought a robustness to the Bulls’ play.The three-capped Springbok flank made a total of 13 carries – more than any other Bulls player – and beat five defenders, making a total of 33m. On defence, he missed none of his nine tackles and won a turnover for his side.It was a performance that was similar to Francois Louw at his best. With a Louw-sized hole in the Springbok squad – following the veteran’s retirement from all rugby this year – Van Staden showed that he can be an apt replacement if he can build on this performance.SAFFAS ABROAD: Coetzee continues excellent PRO14 formZak Burger (Griquas)Easily identifiable by his throwback mullet, Burger was at the heart of everything good that Griquas did against the Bulls and was deservedly named man of the match despite ending up on the losing side.The 22-year-old former Junior Bok and Sharks player played the full 80 minutes and was quick to the breakdown, ensuring Griquas made the most of their possession at Loftus.On attack, Burger made 44 passes, but was also a threat around the fringes, making six carries and one clean break. On defence, Burger completed six of his 10 tackle attempts and was one of a number of Griquas players to win a turnovers as they flooded the breakdown.Photo: Frikkie Kapp/Gallo Images Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ Published on October 12, 2020
Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior’s daughter says she will comply with a court order and surrender her father’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal.But Bernice King and others are stepping up their fight to keep King’s brothers from selling what she calls her father’s “most precious” items.Broadcast Version1:35 Bernice King is scheduled to turn over the Bible and medal Monday under the order of Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney. His court will control the keys to a safe deposit box holding the items until a trial to decide whether King’s two brothers can sell them.Today Bernice King appealed again to her brothers not to sell. She asked for the board of directors of Dr. King’s estate to take another vote on the issue. King and her brothers, Dexter and Martin Luther King, III, are the sole board members.She told a gathering at Ebenezer Baptist Church, “I call for a new vote, because it would take all three of us to heal and reconcile as a family, it only takes one of my brothers to have a change of heart and stand with me and the many concerned beneficiaries of the King legacy and the civil rights movement.”At some points, King’s news conference, the second in a month, resembled a church service. Held in the sanctuary where her father once preached, King called on supporters to help her make her case. Among them was Elizabeth Omilami, daughter of late civil rights activist Hosea Williams.In a rousing speech, Omilami compared Dr. King’s Bible and Nobel medal to the icons of religions and cultures, saying, “When they are at the museum, and they see the Jewish Torah, do you think it would have been sold? And they’re looking at it in the case, and they say ‘Mama, where is all the righteous elements of the African American movement?’ The case is empty.”Dexter King and Martin Luther King, III, have made no public comment on their plans nor have they revealed the name of any potential buyers for the items.The trial in the lawsuit is set to begin September 29, 2014. Related Stories 1:35 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Share Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility For Whom The Bell Rings ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party