As players prep for WGC, minds focused on Tiger’s health, not career

first_imgBRADENTON, Fla. – At least now we know what Tiger Woods is facing: a long, onerous, painful recovery from a shattered right leg and ankle. Considering the bleak few hours Tuesday, when his condition was unknown, that grim portrait is actually a relief. Most players here at the World Golf Championships-Workday Championship were on-site at The Concession when news quickly began to spread about Woods’ car crash near Los Angeles. Tony Finau was reading news updates on his phone during a practice round. Tyrrell Hatton heard about it while going through his pre-round warmup in the physio trailer. Xander Schauffele recalled how somber and gloomy the mood was on the practice putting green. “It is quiet,” Schauffele said. “I can tell you it’s very quiet on-site for the most part.” Back at PGA Tour headquarters, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, commissioner Jay Monahan was on a videoconference when he received the call. He was so stunned, he had to ask twice what had really happened. WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession: Full-field tee times | Full coverage Monahan couldn’t focus on anything else the rest of the day. He couldn’t sleep last night. He arrived early Wednesday at The Concession to talk to players and officials, sure, but also to show and express his support for the Tour’s biggest attraction. In an interview Wednesday morning, Monahan grew emotional when discussing Woods’ impact. “Part of my emotion is knowing how much he means to everybody, all the players out here,” he said. “This is a tough moment. This is not an easy week to play golf, when the person you idolize, the person that’s your inspiration, the person that’s gotten you into this game, the person that’s created a lot of opportunity for you, is hurt.” It might not be the easiest week to play golf, but the players are used to distractions. They’re used to compartmentalizing their personal and professional lives, to stuffing their feelings in their golf bag along with their keys, wallet and cell phone. Golf Central Monahan on Tiger: Well-being is what matters BY Ryan Lavner  — February 24, 2021 at 12:16 PM PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan talked about how he learned of Tiger Woods’ accident and his reaction. “I think Tiger was the best at it,” Schauffele said. “We all kind of learned from him. He played some of the best golf with so much crazy stuff going on in his life, injuries and all kinds of crazy stuff. So I think Jay’s right. It’s kind of strange to share the same idol as everyone else out here, but we all do for a good reason. He is the reason a lot of us are playing golf, and the reason a lot of us do what we do.” Once there was more clarity about the injuries that Woods had sustained, almost instinctually, a familiar thought pattern emerged: He underwent surgery. He’d soon begin his recovery. And then: Could he make another comeback, like he’s done so many times before? But it’s too soon for that. It’s months – plural – before it can even be a consideration. Because, with 24 hours to digest the news, Jon Rahm’s mind was elsewhere: “I’m just thankful that Tiger’s still here. I don’t necessarily need to see him on a golf course again. I would love to, but I just hope he can live a normal life from here on.” That sentiment was shared by Rory McIlroy, who has already seen Woods at his worst. In spring 2017, McIlroy had lunch with Woods shortly after Woods had undergone a last-ditch fusion surgery on his ailing back. At that point, Woods playing tournament golf, let alone winning a major championship, was unfathomable to McIlroy. “People don’t realize the struggle and the things he had to deal with to get to that point to win Augusta in 2019. I can’t think of any greater comeback in sports than the journey he made from that lunch we had in 2017 to winning the Masters a couple years later.” And now this – serious injuries to Woods’ lower right leg and the emotional trauma of a rollover crash that required him to be removed through the windshield. So, McIlroy was asked: Of all people, is Woods the one competitor who can come back from this? “He’s not Superman,” McIlroy said. “He’s a human being at the end of the day. And he’s already been through so much. At this stage, I think everyone should just be grateful that he’s here, that he’s alive, that his kids haven’t lost their dad. That’s the most important thing. Golf is so far from the equation right now, it’s not even on the map at this point.”last_img read more

Mating frogs leave Letterkenny without electricity for 2 hours at weekend

first_img By News Highland – August 10, 2010 Mating frogs leave Letterkenny without electricity for 2 hours at weekend Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre WhatsApp WhatsApp A pair of mating frogs sent sparks flying in an electrical fuse box and left part of Letterkenny electricity at the weekend.Residents and business owners in the Tullygay are found themselves powerless for two hours on Sunday, for no obvious reason.Rage turned to bemusement on Sunday when the ‘culprits’ for causing the power cut, turned out to be a pair of frogs, whose unfortunate choice of location to mate was a power box outside a filling station.ESB engineers who investigated the problem, found the electrocuted frogs and a slug inside the power box outside Keys’s Filling Station in the Tullygay area.Station owner Kelvin Keys, who had to turn away customers because the petrol pumps could not work.He added that while it seemed funny, he had lost business for the two-hour duration the power was out.A spokesperson for the ESB confirmed yesterday that a single-phase low-voltage fault was reported in the area, which resulted in a two-hour power outage. Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Previous articleFive men have lucky escape in Killybegs boat accidentNext articleThere should be a full investigation of the culture of expenses – Cllr McBreaty News Highland Twittercenter_img Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Pinterest Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Newsx Adverts Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Twitterlast_img read more

CDC Director Stresses Importance Of Getting Flu Shots

first_img An audio version of this story.0:37Get ready, flu season is right around the corner.That’s why the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding Americans to get a flu shot.“The bottom line, flu is unpredictable. But you can predict that the single best thing you can do to protect yourself is a flu vaccine,” says Dr. Thomas Frieden, the CDC’s director.Frieden admits last year’s vaccine was not as strong as usual, performing as poorly as 13 percent for the H3N2 strain.One way  the CDC improved the vaccine came from talks with other officials across the globe.“We work with countries all over the world, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere to see what is spreading there because that’s usually what spreads here the following winter,” Frieden said.There are already 40 million doses of the flu vaccine for the upcoming season.Frieden says everyone over 6 months old should get a shot. 0:37 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Related Stories For Whom The Bell Rings Share ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

AED Vest Technology Saves Pennsylvania Man

first_imgWNEP – A man from Luzerne County who was having a heart attack was saved by a vest that literally shocked him back to life.Brian Jennings almost died in March, but the 58-year-old man from Hanover Township was wearing a life vest. It’s able to detect when the person wearing it has a heart attack and sends a powerful shock, essentially zapping them back to life.“It felt like a stainless steel plate falling on me from about 50 feet in the air. It was really powerful,” Jennings recalled.Doctors said Jennings is one of three heart patients at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital who have had their lives saved by the vest.“He had two cardiac arrests essentially where people actually don’t survive if they are not resuscitated immediately and the kind of cardiac arrest he had, the chance of survival goes down by 10 percent every minute,” explained cardiologist Dr. Gopi Dandamudi.The doctor said the vest is especially critical in life saving for folks like Jennings who live alone.With the traditional defibrillator somebody needs to work it. With the vest, everything is automatic.Doctors said the technology continues to improve and in the future the vest will shrink to the size of a patch. Jennings said he is in great health and he owes it all to a piece of technology.“Very grateful. It’s just wonderful they can do these things for people nowadays,” Jennings added.Copyright © 2011, WNEP-TVlast_img read more

Spin class: bull genius

first_imgWhen I hear them prattling on about how clever they are, I want to remind them: “Don’t confuse genius with a bull market.” Or, as I learned this week from the CFO of the new Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield: “NAVs are a lazy metric for lazy people.”This is particularly pertinent for one of my listed clients, who barely does a deal, saying haughtily that the market is overpriced. Yet, his year-end NAV goes up thanks to market forces and he picks up a big bonus. I always worry that he might come in for criticism at the AGM or a journalist might question his worth, but so far he’s got off scot-free. That doesn’t stop him questioning my worth, of course, but that is the PR’s lot in life.“Henrietta, we need to sit down and talk about doing something for [insert name of lazy client],” says my colleague, Charlotte.“OK, but he’s not doing anything, and if he’s not doing anything, we can’t do anything,” I protest. “Let’s get him to sponsor a conference and then he will get a speaking slot and we will be kept busy for a while.”“If we do that, he’ll be spending money from his marketing budget and won’t increase our fee.”“Well, what then?”“It’s got to be time for some S&M,” I respond. “Social media. We’ll set him up on Twitter.” . .last_img read more

Escarraga is best overall golfer at Banks DIH Classic

first_imgAhead of the upcoming Guyana Open, the country’s best golfers took to the Lusignan Golf Course last weekend where Patanjalee `Pur’ Persaud won the Citizen’s Bank Cancer Awareness title Saturday while  Guillermo Escarraga dominated the field Sunday in the Banks DIH Classic. Persaud won the overall net title with a tournament low of 64 in the ‘B’ Flight 10-18 handicap.He was trailed by a three-man tie for second place among Aasrodeen Shaw (70/13), William Walker (70/11) and Satrohan Tiwari (70/16) who edged out Shaw and Walker in the tie-break.In the championship 0-9 Flight, Patrick Prashad, Mike Mangal, Lusignan Golf Club President, Aleem Hussain and nine-time defending Guyana Open Champion, Avinash Persaud all shot a gross of 80. However, Prashad emerged net champion ahead of Mangal on the back nine countback while Persaud settled for the best gross overall due to a better back nine of 36.Mangra strolled off with the Nearest to the Pin prize while Avinash Persaud blasted the longest drive for the sixth consecutive time.In the 19-28 Flight, Nirmaldeo Sarwan netted 66 to pip Escarraga on 67 and Jordi Pinol on 69. Escarraga with a net 61 off a 21 handicap ended with the best net performance. Former LGC President, Jerome Khan, was  second with a net 70 while Mauro Remiro and Miguel Oviedo each ended with 78/28 scores. Jordi Pinol (86/28), Lloyd Fung-A-Fat (87/28), Mario Acuna (89/28), Eion Blue (90/28) and Solomon Bannister (96/28) also recorded good scores.In the largest group of the three categories, the 10-18 Flight, Mike Guyadin (64/14) was the winner and Mahindranauth Tewari (67/15) second. They were followed by Bridgelall Harry (68/16), Lakram Ramsundar (69/18), Rakesh Harry (71/18), Satrohan Tiwari (73/16), Aasrodeen Shaw (74/13), Deoram Dinanath (74/15), Hilbert Shields (74/16), and George Bulkan and Ian Gouveia (75/16).In the highly anticipated the 0-9 category, Avinash Persaud retained the Best Gross score with 73 with previous Guyana Open winner, Avinda Kishore, producing a gross of 75. The net winners were Kishore (70/5) and Avinash Persaud (71/2). The performances of Mike Mangal (72/9), Aleem Hussain (73/8), Alfred Mentore (74/9) and Patrick Prashad (75/9) were notable.last_img

UEFA Nations League Draws: England To Battle Belgium Baring Coronavirus Spread

first_imgEngland has been drawn to face Belgium, Denmark and Iceland in the UEFA Nations League after the draws were conducted on Tuesday.The Three Lions faced Roberto Martinez’s Belgium side twice at the 2018 World Cup, once at the end of the group phase and again in the third-place play-off, losing on both occasions.They are due to face the Danes in a friendly later this month – coronavirus permitting – while they famously lost to Iceland in Nice at Euro 2016.Wales and the Republic of Ireland will meet again after they were drawn in the same group.The other sides in Group B4 are first-time Euro finalists Finland and Bulgaria.Scotland, who are due to take on Israel in a Euro 2020 qualification play-off later this month, will also face them in the 2020-21 Nations League. Steve Clarke’s men will also face the Czech Republic and Slovakia in Group B2.Northern Ireland were drawn in Group B1 alongside Austria, Norway and Romania.The group matches will be played between September and November this year.UEFA Nations League FormatThere are 55 member states in UEFA, following Kosovo’s membership being accepted in 2016.The UEFA Nations League splits these nations into four leagues: A, B, C and D. For the original format, these divisions contained countries based on their coefficient score – so the best teams in Group A, right down to the lowest-ranked in Group D.Within each league, there are four smaller groups of three or four teams; so League A has smaller groups, A1, A2, A3 and A4, for example.The winner of each of League A’s groups goes on to play knockout fixtures to determine the UEFA Nations League champion. Below that, however, relegation and promotion come into play.The bottom-placed team in each group gets relegated to the league below, whilst the top-placed team gets promoted to the league above.Due to the UEFA Nations League expanding its groups for this edition though, no one was relegated last time around. The teams that were promoted do, however, get to jump up a league.LEAGUE AGroup A1: Netherlands, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, PolandGroup A2: England, Belgium, Denmark, IcelandGroup A3: Portugal (holders), France, Sweden, CroatiaGroup A4: Switzerland, Spain, Ukraine, GermanyLEAGUE BGroup B1: Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland, RomaniaGroup B2: Czech Republic, Scotland, Slovakia, IsraelGroup B3: Russia, Serbia, Turkey, HungaryGroup B4: Wales, Finland, Republic of Ireland, BulgariaLEAGUE CGroup C1: Montenegro, Cyprus, Luxembourg, AzerbaijanGroup C2: Georgia, North Macedonia, Estonia, ArmeniaGroup C3: Greece, Kosovo, Slovenia, MoldovaGroup C4: Albania, Belarus, Lithuania, KazakhstanLEAGUE DGroup D1: Faroe Islands, Latvia, Andorra, MaltaGroup D2: Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, San Marino2020 UEFA Nations League ScheduleMatchday 1: 3–5 September 2020Matchday 2: 6–8 September 2020Matchday 3: 8–10 October 2020Matchday 4: 11–13 October 2020Matchday 5: 12–14 November 2020Matchday 6: 15–17 November 2020Finals: 2/3 & 6 June 2021 (venue tbc)Relegation play-offs: 24/25 & 28/29 March 2022RelatedEuro 2020: Portugal Drawn With France And Germany In Group of DeathNovember 30, 2019In “Europe”World Champions Germany Handed Tough UEFA National League FixturesJanuary 24, 2018In “Europe”Europa League: PL Giants Arsenal, Chelsea Handed Tricky Group Stage FixturesAugust 31, 2018In “England”last_img read more