first_img1st Tommy Logue (12) 28pts2nd Charlie McVeigh (13) 23pts 16-281st Tony  Finn (16) 25pts2nd P.Devlin (17) 23ptsCSS: N/Q The Old Links0-151st Liam McLaughlin (9) 35pts2nd Robert McCool (15) 34pts16-281st John McGeoghegan (20) 36pts 2nd Nicky McCusker (18) 36ptsCSS: N/QSaturday Open 2nd January 20161st P.Deeney (25) 41pts 2nd Ryan Doherty (5) 41pts3rd Denis McLaughlin (13) 41pts4th Paul McLaughlin (7) 41ptsGross: Brendan Devlin (1) 35ptsCSS: N/QOpen Competition 1st January 20161st Ryan Doherty (5) 37pts2nd Marc Desmond (10) 35pts3rd Eamonn O’Donnell (20) 35ptsCSS: N/QTuesday Open 29th December 20151st Ryan Doherty (5) 39pts2nd Jimmy Clancy (12) 36pts3rd Des Kemmy (5) 33ptsCSS: N/QMonday Open 28th December 20151st Kevin Connelly (6) 37pts2nd David McLaughlin (13) 33pts3rd Jayson McIntyre (4) 32ptsCSS: N/QSunday Confined 27th December 20151st John Grant (12) 45pts2nd Cecil Doherty (6) 40pts3rd Kevin Downey (9) 39pts4th Ryan Doherty (5) 37ptsGross: Brendan Devlin (1) 34ptsCSS: N/QSaturday 26th December 2015 Open competition1st Cormac McKeone (4) 38pts2nd Marc Desmond (10) 37pts3rd Noel Quigley (7) 37pts4th Liam Doherty(W) (8) 37ptsGross: Cormac McGeady (4) 31ptsCSS: N/QLadies:27th December 2015 Confined 9 Holes0-181st Yvonne McGonigle 16pts2nd Mary McGeoghegan 15pts OBOT19-281st Anna Doherty 19pts2nd Sadie Grant(N) 18pts29-361st Marian McConologue 16pts2nd Maire Mathews 15ptsForthcoming Events & FixturesFriday 8th January 2016 Open Competition on The Old LinksSaturday 9th January 2016 Open Competition on Glashedy LinksSunday 10th January 2016 Members Confined on The Old LinksGOLF NEWS: TOMMY LOGUE COMES OUT ON TOP AT BALLYLIFFIN was last modified: January 4th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:golfSportlast_img read more

QPR eye Newcastle man and will pay West Ham’s Green £50k-a-week – report

first_imgQPR want Newcastle defender Danny Simpson and are willing to pay West Ham keeper Robert Green £50,000-a-week, The Sun report.Magpies full-back Simpson has so far not agreed a new deal at St James’ Park, while Green’s contract expires this summer.It is claimed that Rangers’ willingness to match Green’s wage demands are scuppering West Ham’s attempts to keep the England international.Arsenal are rivalling QPR for the signing of Manchester City midfielder Nigel De Jong, according to the Daily Mirror.Rangers boss Mark Hughes has been linked with the Dutchman, who played under him at Eastlands.And it is claimed that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is also keen to capture De Jong after failing to land Rennes’ Yann M’Vila.Click here for Wednesday’s QPR quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Ex-Giant Hunter Strickland finds a new home, could close again

first_imgNearly two months after his Giants career came to a close, Hunter Strickland may have found a job as a closer again.Strickland, who was non-tendered after a disappointing, self-destructive season in San Francisco, on Thursday signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners.The hard-throwing right-hander lost his closer job last year with the Giants, but he immediately becomes one of the favorites to replace Edwin Diaz, the All-Star closer Seattle traded to the New York Mets. Strickland’s …last_img read more

Klay Thompson won’t rush rehab, wants to play until he’s 40

first_imgKlay Thompson knew something had happened when he landed awkwardly on his left knee late in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Having never had a serious injury, he had no idea what he was dealing with.“I didn’t think it was that bad, initially,” Thompson told ESPN’s Cari Champion on Thursday in his first in-depth interview since his injury.“My adrenaline was so high being Game 6, whatever. I thought I sprained my knee. That’s all I thought it was.”If only. “When I went back to the …last_img read more

Raiders players, Jon Gruden react to release of Antonio Brown

first_imgALAMEDA — The Raiders began to wrap their brain around the Antonio Brown experience and were unified by the purpose of moving on without him.The Raiders released Brown at his request Saturday, one day after he apologized in front of the entire team for an on-field shouting match with Mike Mayock during the week.With that as a backdrop, the Raiders open the regular season Monday night against the Denver Broncos at the Coliseum following 44 days of controversy since Brown arrived in a hot air …last_img read more

Indonesian airlines green light for US flights

first_imgINDONESIAN carriers will be allowed to fly once more to the United States after the country’s safety rating has been upgraded by the US Federal Aviation Administration, according to Indonesian media reports.Indonesian news agency Antara quoted the director of airworthiness and plane operations at the Indonesian Transportation Ministry’s Directorate General of Air Transportation, Mohammad Alwi, as saying the South-east Asian nation had been upgraded from category 2 to category 1.  The upgrade was subsequently confirmed by the Jakarta Post.”After 10 years of efforts, we finally passed it and the US ambassador has congratulated me on it,” Alwi told the news agency, adding that the FAA was due to officially present a certificate of aviation rating.  “After we have seen four ministers and four director generals being replaced, the efforts were finally successful. I have told Jonan (former Transportation Minister Ignatius Jonan) that I have accomplished my duties for the FAA.” Garuda expected to be an early beneficiary of the change with airline’s president, Arif Wibowo, saying previously it would open flight routes linking Jakarta to New York and Los Angeles in 2017.Indonesia was demoted by the US in 2007 to category 2 and banned from flying to the European Union after a series of crashes and concerns about the oversight of the country’s safety systems.  An International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) uudit of Indonesia’s aviation authority at that time uncovered 120 instances of failing to comply with international safety standards.Part of the problem has been a massive expansion of aviation in the populous nation, which consists of thousands of islands. And while flying on some Indonesian carriers may now be considered safer, there are still concerns about others.While the EU lifted the ban on Indonesian flag carrier Garuda in 2010 and widened the exemptions this year, all but seven Indonesian airlines remained banned after a review of the EU safety list in June. Those not on the banned list are Garuda,  Airfast Indonesia,  Ekspres Transportasi Antarbenua, Indonesia Air Asia,  Citilink,  Lion Air and Batik Air.Arnold Barnett, an MIT statistician specialising  in airline safety, told The New York Times in late 2014 that  the death rate in plane crashes in Indonesia was one per million passengers or 25 times the rate in the US.last_img read more

Kallis named SA Cricketer of the Year

first_imgJacques Kallis was named the South African Cricketer of the Year at the 2011 South African Cricket Awards Gala Dinner at Gallagher Estate in Midrand on Tuesday. He previously won the award in 2004. MTN40 award winnerFaf du Plessis was the leading run scorer by some distance in the MTN40 and was tied for tenth among wicket takers, making him an easy winner of the MTN40 Cricketer of the Year Award. SA Newcomer of the Year: Imran Tahir Standard Bank ODI Cricketer of the Year: AB de Villiers Castle Test Cricketer of the Year: Jacques Kallis KFC “So Good!” Award: Jacques Kallis CSA Fans’ Cricketer of the Year: Hashim Amla SA Players’ Player of the Year: Hashim Amla SA Cricketer of the Year: Jacques KallisStd Bank Int’l Pro 20 Cricketer of the Year: Lonwabo Tsotsobe CSA Coach of the Year: Richard Pybus CSA Groundsman of the Year: Louis Kruger (Senwes Park) CSA Scorers’ Association of the Year: Gauteng Umpires’ Umpire of the Year: Johan Cloete Umpire of the Year: Johan Cloete Tahir picked up two further awards in the domestic cricket categories. He was named the SuperSport Series Cricketer of the Year after capturing 42 wickets, more than any other bowler, taking a five-for six times, and 10 wickets in a match twice. He was also named the Domestic Players’ Player of the Year. England international Owais Shah proved to be an excellent signing for the Cape Cobras as was evidenced by his receiving the Standard Bank Pro 20 Cricketer of the Year Award after finishing as the leading run scorer with 293 at an average of 72.25, and an excellent strike rate of 147.23. Richard Pybus won the Coach of the Year Award after leading the Cobras to the SuperSport Series and Standard Bank Pro 20 titles. Professional Awards: Domestic Professional Awards: Operations Outstandings inningsSpeaking to radio station SAfm, Kallis said his second innings in Cape Town stood out to him because of its importance in the context of the game, but added that his sentimental choice was his first double-century in the same series against India in Centurion. Leg-spinner Imran Tahir made an impact-filled debut for the Proteas at the Cricket World Cup, claiming 15 wickets in only five matches at less than four runs an over, with the tournament’s best strike rate of a wicket every 16.9 balls. Not surprisingly, after making that big splash, he was named SA Newcomer of the Year. 8 June 2011 Limited overs awardsNewly appointed one-day international captain AB de Villiers repeated as the Standard Bank ODI Cricketer of the Year, while the Standard Bank International Pro20 Cricketer of the Year award went the way of Lonwabo Tsotsobe. AWARD WINNERS MTN40 Cricketer of the Year: Faf du Plessis Standard Bank Pro20 Cricketer of the Year: Owais Shah SuperSport Series Cricketer of the Year: Imran Tahir CSA Fairplay Award: Chevrolet Warriors Domestic Newcomer of the Year: Mohammed Yaseen VallieSACA MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award: Zander de Bruyn Domestic Players’ Player of the Year: Imran Tahir Professional Awards: SA Team Hashim Amla, who claimed five awards at last year’s Gala Dinner, added another two this time around, both of which proved his popularity with his team-mates and fans. It was a big night for the all-rounder who was also named the Castle Test Cricketer of the Year and added the KFC “So Good!” Award for his century in both innings against India – 161 and 109 not out – at Sahara Park Newlands in January. He picked up the CSA (Cricket South Africa) Fans’ Cricketer of the Year Award, which was decided by the votes of fans, and was also named the SA Players’ Player of the Year, which was decided by the votes of players. During the calendar year, Kallis scored 821 test runs at the fantastic average of 136. Against number one ranked India, he tallied 498 runs in only five innings at the outstanding average of 166. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Cement investments set for take-off

first_img19 September 2013Rapid infrastructure development in South Africa and its neighbouring countries will boost the prospects of the cement industry in the southern African region, according to new analysis from market researchers Frost and Sullivan.Releasing its study, “Southern African Cement Industry Production and Investment Forecasts”, on Wednesday, Frost and Sullivan forecast that US$940-million would be invested in the cement industries of three countries – South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe – between 2013 and 2018.Cement production will be instrumental to government expenditure plans, the study finds, especially the Regional Infrastructure Development Master Plan which the Southern African Development Community (SADC) aims to roll out over the next 15 years.Internally, the South African government is planning to spend in excess of R4-trillion on a massive state-led infrastructure drive over the coming years, with a substantial focus on rail, road, energy and water infrastructure.“Higher government spending on public infrastructure, such as the construction of new energy and power facilities, as well as the expansion of transportation infrastructure, will boost the need for cement in southern Africa,” Frost and Sullivan research analyst Yeukayi Kadzere said in a statement on Wednesday.While soaring electricity and fuel prices were driving up production costs, Kadzere said manufacturers in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe could potentially offset this by exporting cement to neighbouring countries with enormous demand but little supply.Cement production in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the three countries studied by Frost and Sullivan, stood at 14.9-million tonnes in 2012 and was expected to be boosted by new cement manufacturing plants to 18.1-million tonnes in 2018.Sephaku Cement, an associate company of JSE-listed Sephaku Holdings and a 64%-owned subsidiary of Nigeria’s Dangote Cement, is currently nearing completion of a 1.2-million ton per annum cement plant in South Africa’s North West province.The Nigerian-backed company will be the first new entrant to the South African cement production market to open its own new plant since 1934, and will be looking to challenge big local producers PPC, AfriSam, NPC and French multinational Lafarge as the country’s infrastructure building programme starts to take off.In February, PPC announced that its Zimbabwean subsidiary, Portland Holdings Limited, would be building a new cement plant in that country to service its markets in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Wear slippers to help make dreams come true

first_imgYoung girls smile, enjoying last year’s successful Reach for dream Slipper Day. (Image: Reach for a Dream)For one day people can swap stilettos, brogues or sneakers for cosy slippers in the name of helping a gravely ill child.Reach for a Dream Foundation’s Slipper Day calls on ordinary citizens to make a difference by just donating R10 for a sticker to allow people to go to work on 5 August 2016 wearing slippers.This nationwide campaign has grown quickly since its inception in 2011. At first it was a provincial campaign when it amassed R175 000 in KwaZulu-Natal. In 2012 it went national and managed to raise R1.3-million. In 2015 it collected a staggering R3.5-million.According to Reach for a Dream’s website Slipper Day is a “fun initiative that creates awareness for the foundation, whilst raising funds to make more dreams a reality for children fighting life-threatening illnesses”.Bronwyn Feldwick-Davis, the foundation’s marketing manager said Slipper Day is successful because it gets all South Africans involved for as little as R10.“The thought of a child battling for their life when they should be enjoying the most magical time of their lives, their childhood, is something that most citizens feel compassion and empathy towards.”Julia Sotirianakos, CEO at the foundation said Slipper Day provides people an easy way to do something good and support children fighting life-threatening illnesses.“Even during tough economic times you can make a difference with just R10 and doing something fun with your feet,” she said.“By wearing your slippers on Slipper Day, you can help to bring dreams to life and if we can make dreams come true, we can instil hope in a child which will help them to continue fighting.”This year the foundation hopes to sell 650 000 stickers, which will almost double its fundraising total from 2015.Stickers can be bought at Reach for a Dream branches, as well as in Wimpy or Pick ‘n Pay stores nationwide.Reach for a Dream has been helping children and teens battling life-threatening illnesses since 1988. Whether it’s a surprise birthday party, a laptop, shopping sprees or meeting their favourite personality, the foundation has been making dreams come true.last_img read more

IPL 2011: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala- KTK win by 6 runs

first_imgKochi beat Kolkata by six runs in an IPL match that went down to the wire at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. Score | PhotosMore than the batsmen it was a day the bowlers thrived on with 19 wickets falling in the match. But, it was Kochi captain Mahela Jayawardene, who won the Man of the Match award.Earlier in the Kolkata innings, Jacques Kallis attempted to play a big one off R Vinay Kumar in the fourth over, but ended up getting caught in the deep by Kedar Jadhav on 24/1. In came Kochi paceman RP Singh and out went Kolkata skipper Gautam Gambhir with a fine yorker uprooting his middle stump on 3 and Kolkata were 27/2.The other opener, Manvinder Bisla, too did not stay for long and was bowled by Ravindra Jadeja on 16 even as Kolkata were three wickets down for 37.Finally, Manoj Tiwary and Eoin Morgan forged a partnership and just when the two were beginning to settle down, Morgan got run out ruining their plans. Morgan fell for 10 and Kolkata were at 73/4 in 12.2 overs.Another wicket, this time of Shakib Al Hasan and Kochi came back into the game, which at one point looked drifting away from them. This was RP Singh’s second wicket in the match and it too was a clean bowled.  Kolkata were 86/5 at the stage.Then it was time for Ranji Trophy veteran Ramesh Powar to show his skills with the ball. His off-break left Yusuf Pathan guessing even as he ended up giving a catch to Kochi’s Sri Lankan import Muttiah Muralitharan near the mid-wicket boundary for 8. And Kolkata were down to 97/6.advertisementLone ranger Manoj Tiwary, who was battling the odds, too fell as Kochi tightened the noose. He scored a dogged 46 before falling to Jadeja in the 17th over when the team total was 101/7.In the 18th over Brett Lee, an accomplished bowler, but not an accomplished batsman became Muttiah Muralitharan’s first victim when the Kolkata score was 105.In the last over, Kolkata needed nine runs off two balls and Vinay Kumar was the bowler, and their last recognised batsman Rajat Bhatia went for a double but ended up getting a run and Kolkata needed eight runs off the last ball. New man L Balaji scored one run off the last ball as Kochi won the match by six runs.Kochi pacer RP Singh finished with impressive figures of 4-0-25-2.Kochi inningsKolkata bowlers Shakib Al Hasan and Yusuf Pathan took three wickets each to restrict Kochi to 132/7 in this 22nd IPL match at the Eden GardensAfter being put to bat by opposition skipper Gautam Gambhir, who won the toss, Kochi were batting with ease with openers Brendon McCullum and captain Mahela Jayawardene at the crease. The two have been in good nick and were looking set for a big score, but Kolkata’s Bangladeshi import Shakib Al Hasan struck on the last ball of the seven over to break their 49-run stand.A tame shot off McCullum saw him give an easy catch to Eoin Morgan at backward point when he was batting on 23. The partnership broken, Jayawardene too did not last long and was sent back by Yusuf Pathan on 25 who had him leg before wicket. Kochi were 52/2 at the stage. In the 10th over, Yusuf Pathan struck and clean bowled Brad Hodge cheaply to reduce Kochi to 55/3. An inside edge of Hodge’s bat shattered his stumps when he was batting on 2. It wasn’t over for Pathan, who then removed Parthiv Patel leg before in his next over and Kochi were down to 65/4.Shakib came around to do some more damage in the 15th over. He scalped Kedar Jadhav on the lastball of the over and the Kochi scoreboard read 100/5.But Ravindra Jadeja was still at the crease and when he gets going, he makes the bowlers pay, no matter how illustrious they may be. But, that phenomenon didn’t come to pass as Kolkata’s Aussie import Brett Lee thought otherwise. Jadeja went for a big one off him and ended up giving a catch to Yusuf Pathan near the boundary. He fell on 29 and Kochi were 105/6.Kolkata bowlers were keeping a tight line, giving no room to the oppostion batsmen to score. For as soon as a Kochi batsman tried to get loose he would find himself walking back to the dugout. Then next in line was R Vinay Kumar, bowled Shakib on 11 and Kochi were down to 127/7.Kochi managed to add five runs more and finish the innings on 132/7.advertisementlast_img read more