The PGA Championship field will start to take shape after this week with the top 70 on a special PGA Tour money list getting into the field. For the U.S. Open, anyone not already eligible who doesn’t crack the top 60 in the world ranking can go to one of 10 final qualifying sites in America. The British Open feels more like a closed shop this year, though not by choice. Early summer is when the Open offers qualifying spots to top finishers at European Tour and PGA Tour events. But those aren’t available as the R&A tries to honor those who qualified for a major that was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Once the top 50 in the world is determined on May 23, there are precious few spots for professionals available for Royal St. George’s on July 15-18. There are eight qualifying spots in England. There are three spots for Japan Golf Tour events. And the R&A will take the leading five players from Europe and the PGA Tour points lists in late June provided they are among the top 20. Players also can qualify by winning the PGA Championship or U.S. Open, a slightly taller task. The majors last year had to make adjustments to their criteria because of the pandemic. The Masters, postponed by seven months, chose to stick with its April field. The U.S. Open, postponed by three months in 2020, had to do without qualifying and came up with exemption categories that reflected a qualifying system. The British Open was canceled. That means the four “Open Qualifying Series” sites that were held before the pandemic are being honored. Danny Lee, Joel Dahmen and Keith Mitchell were the leading three players from the top 10 at Bay Hill a year ago in March to earn spots. They will be in the field because the Open was not played last year. Mitchell and Lee have not finished in the top 10 since that week in Bay Hill. Golf Central R&A revises qualifying for Open Championship BY Brentley Romine — March 10, 2021 at 8:07 AM The R&A is revising regional and final qualifying for this summer’s Open Championship at Royal St. George’s. Also in the field is those who made it to the Tour Championship in August 2019, a list that includes Lucas Glover and Chez Reavie. “I guess it’s similar to how people feel about exemptions,” Glover said. “I earned my way in two years ago, so I should have played last year. So maybe I get to play this year.” The R&A typically has 12 sites for its Open Qualifying Series. Last year the PGA Tour would have had such qualifiers at the Canadian Open, the Travelers Championship and the John Deere Classic. Europe lost out on sites in Germany, Ireland and Scotland.
VOSTA LMG, a leading engineering and contracting company which serves the worldwide dredging industry, will attend the Seatrade Middle East Maritime (SMEM) conference.This event will take place in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center, from 28-30 October 2014.VOSTA LMG staff will be there to inform attendees about the company’s broad spectrum of services, products and systems up to the complete dredging vessels.[mappress mapid=”19023″]Dredging Today Staff
Special to the PRESSEditor,We support the proposed Rio Grande LNG project because people in the Rio Grande Valley need the good-paying jobs that this proposed project will bring. An economic study by the Perryman Group shows that the project would bring thousands of jobs during construction and add a few hundred permanent jobs when the facility is operating.A project like this will make a huge, positive difference in one of the poorest areas of Texas. These good-paying jobs will provide a better quality of life for families and create more business for many small businesses, such as for our restaurant, Mariscos De La Rosa.We believe that the Rio Grande LNG project is safe for the community or we would not be supporting it.We urge everyone to get behind this project as we have so that more Brownsville residents and businesses can benefit from the economic opportunities that Rio Grande LNG will provide for many years. Too much is at stake when it comes to our families, employees, customers, the community and our economy.Rodolfo De La RosaAnahi De La RosaMariscos De La Rosa RestaurantBrownsvilleWant the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedLetters to the Editor for Nov. 9, 2017Special to the PRESS Editor, It’s no secret that Port Isabel has had its fair share of turmoil in recent years, but it’s a relief to see our city finally moving forward. As reported in this paper, the city has been working to upgrade its finances, its infrastructure and its…November 10, 2017In “News”Letter to the Editor for August 16, 2018Special to the PRESS Dear Editor, As the owner of South Texas Covert Security Investigations Company in Brownsville, I can’t begin to express how much of a blessing it will be to have the LNG industry in our south Texas community. In particular Rio Grande LNG who will be the…August 17, 2018In “News”Letter to the Editor for August 31, 2017Special to the PRESS Editor, Liquefied natural gas will bring job diversity and investment to the RGV. It is an exciting time to be living in the Rio Grande Valley. Our tremendous economic growth and resources will bring life-changing opportunities to our region. This is great news for the Valley,…September 1, 2017In “News” Share
Botev (Vratsa) lost to Tsarsko Selo with 0: 1. The young Toma Ushagelov scored the priceless goal with his first touch of the ball as a professional footballer in the 89th minute. The match was very dynamic, with many uses in front of both gates. In the last minutes Johnny Placid left the “kings” in the match to come the winning goal for the boys of Lubo Penev. Botev (Vratsa) – Tsarsko Selo 0: 1, Toma Ushagelov scalded the hostsWith this match the groups in the second eight will be formed The match started at a very high pace. Both teams were looking for goals and that’s why there were quite a few good situations in the first half. The hosts had a slight advantage, but the “kings” also did not fail to attack. The Sofia team won most of the high balls. The two cleanest situations were for Tsarsko Selo. After a strong long shot by Simeon Mechev, the ball hit the crossbar twice and in the back of goalkeeper Krassimir Kostov. Botev’s guard made a very good save after a shot by Leonardo. <br /> The drama was complete in the second half. Gradually Vratsa pressed their opponent and were very close to scoring. Johnny Placid has shown several times why he is a national of Haiti. He played twice with his head outside the penalty area and once blocked with his foot Daniel Genov, who was left alone against him.In the 89th minute Lubo Penev made a change for a delay and released the debutant Toma Ushagelov. Miroslav Budinov went down to the outline on the left and passed in front of the door. The enthusiastic Ushagelov overtook everyone and with his first touch of the ball in professional football scored the priceless goal. Thus, Tsarsko Selo will finish in 11th place with 25 points. The battle will be with Ether to avoid the playoffs. The “boys” have 2 points more. Black Sea will win group “A”, and Vitosha (Bistritsa) will be eliminated.Botev (Vratsa) with 22 points is an almost certain participant in the playoff group together with Dunav (Ruse).
(Reuters) – World Athletics President Sebastian Coe was elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) yesterday, ending the sport’s five-year absence from the Olympic body. Coe, a double Olympic 1500 metres champion, was elected during an IOC session. He was nominated last month pending proof he had stepped down from an active role in a consultancy firm.The athletics body has not had any representation within the IOC since the departure of Coe’s predecessor Lamine Diack in 2015 amid a corruption scandal and subsequent trial. For decades, membership of the IOC for the head of athletics was almost automatic.The IOC, however, had denied membership to Coe, a federation vice-president under Diack and British sporting great, saying there was a potential conflict of interest with his consultancy post.
Related Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Klutch Sports Group(CLEVELAND) — Khloe Kardashian has given birth to a baby girl, a source confirmed to E! News.It’s the first child for the 33-year-old reality star. No other details were immediately available.The happy news comes amid reports that the baby’s father, Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson, has been cheating on Khloe. Thompson is also dad to a 16-month-old son, Prince Oliver, from a previous relationship.Sources tells The Blast that Thompson was present for the birth, as were members of the Kardashian clan.Khloe announced her pregnancy back in December, after months of media speculation.“My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby!” she wrote on Instagram at the time. “I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient. I still at times can’t believe that our love created life!”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico
Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk’s latest comeback was halted on Saturday after health and safety officials blocked his entry to a track and field meeting in Italy due to a coronavirus scare.The 28-year-old sprinter had tested positive for Covid-19 earlier in the week, though he had shown no symptoms, and tests on everyone else at a South African training camp in Gemona had returned negative results for the respiratory disease.“Wayde has trained well the whole week,” said athlete manager Peet van Zyl, who had organised the camp at Van Niekerk’s regular European base.Two-time world champion Wayde van Niekerk has been forced to put his latest comeback on hold. Picture: Roger Sedres/Gallo ImagesThe small SA contingent had gone for another full round of testing – including Van Niekerk, long jumper Ruswahl Samaai, hurdler Antonio Alkana and Van Niekerk’s 78-year-old coach Ans Botha – and all results were negative.Van Niekerk, who had been in Italy for two weeks, subsequently received a provisional green light to compete in his first international race since August 2017 after shaking off a long-term knee injury.In a final screening step, however, a blood test revealed anti-bodies, and he was withdrawn from the men’s 400m race, scheduled to be held on Saturday night at the Triveneto Meeting in Trieste.In his absence, compatriot Samaai was expected to compete in the men’s long jump, and Alkana was in the line-up for the men’s 110m hurdles race, while Danel Holton was in the women’s 400m contest.For more news your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.
Ancelotti told Al Primer Toque: “[James] and Di Maria are very different players. Di Maria started off well in Manchester but things have slowed down for him recently. 11/11/2014 “Di Maria could break games with his energy, but also sometimes he lost control — he lost the ball in important moments.” Sport EN The Argentine was sold controversially to Manchester United in the summer, but Real Madrid are doing just fine without him. CET Upd. at 21:12 Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says that his former star Angel di Maria lost the ball at important moments.
print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Strike a Blow 6 White Collar Boxing programme in aid of Galway Hospice starts next week. This is one of the biggest white collar fight nights going and sees up to thirty people (Men and Women) get together and raise money for Galway Hospice. Previous years have seen incredible success not only in the standard of boxing but the incredible money that has been raised for a very deserving organisation who bring great care to those who are sick and their fanilies. John Mulligan has moreIf you want to get fit in just 8 weeks this is your chance to sign up for the programme and also raise money for this fantastic charity. Their experienced team will take through the training and teaching you the art of boxing in a short period of time. Ring Lucian ( Albert) for more details on 087-7468440.
17 March 2009Three South African lodges are included on the latest National Geographic Adventure magazine list of 50 top eco-lodges. Phinda Private Game Reserve, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve have taken their place among the top environmentally friendly tourism destinations in the world.Of the 50 establishments recognised as the most earth-friendly, 17 are in Africa. Four are in Kenya, with two each in Namibia, Botswana and Tanzania, and one each in Mozambique, Seychelles, Egypt and Morocco.MediaClubSouthAfricaFree high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service. National Geographic Adventure says that a decade ago the number of true eco-lodges on the planet could be counted on two hands. But no longer are they solely found deep in the African bush or Central American jungle, as these are not the only eco-systems that need nurturing. Today, ecolodges are found in a diversity of landscapes and locales, ranging from island and savannah to mountain and desert terrain.As far back as 1990 the Ecotourism Society defined eco-tourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people’.And an eco-lodge, according to the Ecotravel Center, a division of the non-profit Conservation International Foundation, can be defined as a nature-dependent tourist lodge that meets the philosophy and principles of ecotourism.Ecolodges, therefore, are those establishments that focus strongly on a greener way of operating, including the support of local communities, the creation of far-reaching conservation initiatives, and a firm emphasis on adventure. Oh, and guests can expect dazzling locations and unsurpassed service and comfort too.A good eco-lodge should engage in responsible practices such as paying respect to local traditions by incorporating cultural elements into the design and decor, disrupting the natural environment as little as possible and using local plant life as much as possible, sourcing food from local farmers, using recycled or recyclable materials in building, and bridging cultural gaps by promoting cultural exchanges.Eco-lodges are becoming increasingly fashionable, not only because many of them genuinely deserve their place among the world’s top destinations, but also because more tourists are listening to their consciences and actively supporting the vital role that eco-lodges play in conservation. These fine citizens of the earth will return home knowing that their holiday contributed to preserving the world’s natural environment.In South Africa, the three establishments that have been singled out by National Geographic Adventure magazine have shown firm commitment to those eco-tourism principles.Tswalu Kalahari ReserveThe Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is the creation of the late Manchester entrepreneur Stephen Boler, who was at one time the largest single shareholder in Manchester City football club. Over a period of four years Boler bought 34 farms in the Kalahari Desert and combined them to form a vast 1 000km² game reserve. Since 1999 Tswalu, the largest private reserve in South Africa, has been owned by the Oppenheimer mining dynasty.Tswalu has won a number of international awards, including several AA Travel Guide accolades and a Conde Nast Traveler 2007 World Savers Award. While it offers a superb safari experience, its primary aim is conservation and socio-economic development in the region. Its architectural designs minimise water and energy usage while extensive use of solar energy and everyday waste recycling substantially reduce the impact on the environment.Tswalu is committed to restoring and preserving the natural environment and ecological processes that are unique to the Kalahari ecosystems, thereby providing a sanctuary for endangered species such as the African wild dog, listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List.Some of Tswalu’s projects include a study of the mammals in the reserve and identification of their ecological roles, research into predator-prey relationships of the Kalahari lion in the reserve, a determination of the density of black rhino that can be sustained by vegetation in Tswalu, the development of a Tswalu spider database, and mapping the breeding success of raptors in the reserve.Phinda Private Game ReserveThe acclaimed Phinda Private Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal is a flagship establishment of &Beyond, previously known as Conservation Corporation or CC Africa. Phinda encompasses seven separate eco-systems ranging from woodland, grassland, wetland and forest, to mountain ranges, rivercourses, marshes and pans. The reserve is also home to a contingent of rare black rhino.Many of Phinda’s rangers and guides are drawn from the surrounding communities and are thus able to share a wealth of cultural information with guests. All are deeply committed to their work. The reserve runs a full-time ranger school, where prospective rangers study for eight weeks before joining a team and gaining more knowledge in the field.Phinda has embarked on a number of other important conservation and community projects, among them the establishment of a worm farm and organic garden in a nearby community, which will hopefully produce vegetables for purchase by the lodge, a black rhino range expansion project, the ongoing clearing of an invasive alien plant species known as Triffid Weed, an initiative to re-introduce lion into the reserve, and research into leopards in the area.Bushmans KloofSpectacular Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve in the Western Cape, situated on the northern side of the Cederberg mountains about 270km north of Cape Town, boasts more than 130 rock art sites, some of which have been dated back to 10 000 years ago.The reserve was born in 1991 when the McAdam brothers bought seven farms and combined them to form the 75km² Bushmans Kloof. Initially the land was severely over-grazed and neglected, but the McAdams removed the livestock and let the land restore itself.Today, Bushmans Kloof shelters endangered species such as the Cape mountain zebra, the Cape clawless otter and the Clanwilliam yellow fish. Indigenous trees once more cover the land, which lies within the Cape Floral Kingdom, a proclaimed World Heritage site. The reserve has won much international acclaim, first in 2003 when the US-based magazine Travel and Leisure voted it as one of the world’s top 25 eco-lodges.Bushmans Kloof is a leading participant in the 1 600km² Agter-Pakhuis Conservancy project, which encourages farmers to employ ecotourism principles wherever possible. The reserve has also opened a heritage centre where photographs and artefacts, as well as traditional jewellery, musical instruments, hunting kits and more, pay homage to the culture of the Bushmen.First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.