3M Open: Scott Piercy jumps out to 2-shot lead

first_imgSolo [email protected] cards a 9⃣-under 6⃣2⃣ to take a two-shot edge @3MOpen.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/0dcBtOntCF— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 4, 2019Piercy’s 62 tied his best round of the year. He finished off his day with six birdies on his final eight holes.Matsuyama was in the lead for much of the day as he made eight birdies to just one dropped shot, but Piercy closed out his round on fire, putting Matsuyama two shots back after a 7-under 64.Hadwin had three birdies on his front nine but five on the back to go with one bogey to finish at 7 under, as well.Five golfers sit three shots back of Piercy at 6 under. Scott Piercy had it going at the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota.The 40-year-old shot a 9-under 62 to lead by two after the first round over Hideki Matsuyama and Adam Hadwin. Elsewhere on the course, Bryson DeChambeau is four shots back at 5 under as is Tony Finau, Brooks Koepka is five back at 4 under and Jason Day is seven back at 2 under.-5 through [email protected]_dechambeau is two shots off the lead @3MOpen.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/fUIGd7o0YV— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 4, 2019Phil Mickelson struggled on his round shooting a 3-over 74.last_img read more

Arsenal and Chelsea ready for Europa League battle in distant Baku

first_imgIn Emery, though, they have a coach who won this competition three years running with Sevilla.“All teams’ first objective is to play to win a title — I think that is the first objective, and then there is also the fact that it helps you to achieve the Champions League,” Emery reasoned.If this match will make or break Emery’s first season in charge, it is also crucial for Maurizio Sarri in determining how his debut campaign at Chelsea is assessed.The Italian does not see it that way, though, amid talk it could be his swansong before a summer move to Juventus.“I think we played a very good season. Of course if we are able to win the final the season will become wonderful,” said Sarri, who has never won a major trophy.– A game of farewells? –He has steered the Blues to a return to the Champions League and also took them to the League Cup final, where they lost on penalties to Manchester City.The game could also be Eden Hazard’s last as a Chelsea player amid reports he will finally move on to Real Madrid.It will definitely be the last game, however, for Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, who will retire afterwards at the age of 37.A Chelsea great who crossed London in 2015, he has been tipped for a return to Stamford Bridge in an upstairs capacity, which may be on Emery’s mind when it comes to picking his starting line-up.“I can speak about Petr Cech a lot, but above all he’s a great man, a great professional,” Emery said. “I want to do something important, with him playing or not playing.”Bernd Leno is the other option in goal, while Chelsea are sweating on the fitness of midfielder N’Golo Kante.“Kante has a very little problem with his knee. The problem is the timing, but we are trying,” said Sarri.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Europa League trophyBaku, Azerbaijan | AFP | The build-up to the Europa League final has been marred by the controversy surrounding UEFA’s choice of venue, but it is now time for the football to do the talking as familiar foes Chelsea and Arsenal prepare to do battle in the unfamiliar setting of Baku on Wednesday.Two and a half weeks after the Premier League season ended, here is a London derby exported almost 3,000 miles (5,000 kilometres) to Azerbaijan’s capital, by the Caspian Sea.It is the first leg in a week of European finals dominated by England, with Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur contesting the Champions League showpiece in Madrid on Saturday.However, there will not be much of an English atmosphere at the Baku Olympic Stadium when the match kicks off at 2300 local time (1900 GMT), with reportedly only around 6,000 tickets sold by the clubs in a ground which holds almost 70,000.The distances and costs involved and the difficulty in getting to Baku have prevented more fans from travelling, while Arsenal are also handicapped by the absence of Henrikh Mkhitaryan.He decided not to travel because of fears over his safety due to an ongoing political dispute between Azerbaijan and his home country Armenia.“It is not in my hands. They have their reason to play here and I must respect this decision,” said Arsenal coach Unai Emery on Tuesday.“Yes I prefer to play with our supporters here. I’d prefer it if a lot of supporters from us and from Chelsea could come here from London, but it’s difficult.”Emery’s players have promised to try to win the trophy for Mkhitaryan, and the stakes are certainly high for the Gunners.After finishing fifth in the Premier League, two points behind Chelsea in third and one point behind Tottenham, Arsenal have to win to qualify for next season’s Champions League after two years away.“For a club like Arsenal we have to be in the Champions League. It’s an amazing and important game because we want to give us, the fans and the club the Champions League back,” said midfielder Granit Xhaka.Whether that in itself is more important than winning a European trophy is another matter, however.– Make or break for Emery –Arsenal have not been in a European final since 2006 and have not won a continental trophy since lifting the Cup Winners’ Cup 25 years ago.last_img read more

A Hot Meal And A Job Too: JBJ Soul Kitchen Expands…

first_imgCarrick helps connect the kitchen’s volunteers to other foundation volunteers who are experts in financial, legal and employment advisement.In Carl’s case, these volunteer coaches helped him formulate a résumé, secure a position at a local supermarket and worked with local partners like Lunch Break and Second Life Bikes to ensure he had appropriate clothing and a means of transportation. With a success rate of nearly 87 percent in securing job offers, Carl is not the only success story to emerge from the work being done by the Employment and Empowerment Team. According to Carrick, the organization is closing in on a milestone as the group is expecting to receive its 100th job offer for a Soul Kitchen volunteer in the coming weeks, an impressive mark for an outfit founded just five years ago. “There’s really no words to describe how we feel,” Carrick said. “It’s a passion of ours and I know all of our coaches couldn’t be happier to be part of this organization, because we’re helping our neighbors. We’re helping fellow human beings.” “We learned that he was down to his last $10 and had nowhere to turn,” Bongiovi explained in her address.Learning of his situation, the Soul Kitchen connected Carl to the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation’s Employment and Empowerment Team, a group of volunteer coaches and human resources professionals dedicated to helping their own volunteers find gainful employment.“Our vision and our mission is to help unemployed and underemployed JBJ Soul Kitchen volunteers find opportunities,” said Lisa Brodeth Carrick, who serves as the Employment and Empowerment Team program manager. “When we’re able to help somebody, you can physically see the weight lifted off their shoulders,” Carrick added. “They come to us and walk away feeling motivated and empowered, with dignity and confidence.”An individual must first volunteer for five shifts at the Soul Kitchen to be eligible to receive counsel from the Employment and Empowerment Team and access the group’s vast employment resources.Carrick says the organization has helped all types of people facing all sorts of hurdles earn job offers, including individuals with disabilities, those who have no prior working experience, former mid-level employees and even ex-executives.“Regardless of what your past may be and what hard times may be present, we work together to provide people with support and with hope,” Carrick said. “And we’re humbled each time a new volunteer comes to us to share their story and ask for help. It takes such courage to do that and we hope they will, because we want to help them and we have the resources to do it.The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation expanded in October 2011 by opening the Soul Kitchen in Red Bank. The nonprofit restaurant offers nutritious, farm-to-table dishes in a restaurant setting that allows diners to contribute volunteer hours or a monetary donation for their meals.Paying customers are encouraged to pay for their meal and then buy a “Pay it Forward” card to help the cost of the volunteer meal, which allows each customer to have the same dining experience and choose from the same menu. To date, the Soul Kitchen has served nearly 80,000 meals.This article first appeared in the March 8-15, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. By Chris Rotolo | RED BANK – In September of 2017, Dorothea Bongiovi stepped to a podium in front of 500 spectators representing 25 community service providers in Red Bank, and proceeded to chronicle the tale of a Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen volunteer named Carl.This local resident lived with his parents in the borough and had recently watched his mother pass away while serving as a caregiver for his father, who was battling cancer.For Carl, the Soul Kitchen was an oasis that provided him with charity as well as a hot meal, but it was during a simple conversation that his personal strife was revealed.last_img read more

Leafs, Hawks all square, Rebels continue to overwhelm Braves

first_imgNelson out shot the Hawks 36-34 in the game thanks mostly to the quick start where the Leafs held an 11-5 margin after the first period.Not everyone happy with Friday Leafs winIt’s obvious from the reaction some of the Leaf players received not everyone in Fruitvale is happy Nelson is not going quietly in the first round of the KIJHL playoffs.Leaf defenceman Kevin Bow Tweeted after Friday’s game, “smacked to the face by a bv fan after the game hurts a lot less after a big win.”Following the Leafs seven-game losing streak to end the regular season most experts were predicting a four-game sweep by the Hawk to set up a rematch of last season’s Castlegar-Beaver Valley Murdoch Final that went seven games.Rebels pound Braves 12-1The Castlegar Rebels are leaving no doubt in the minds of the Spokane Braves which city has the better KIJHL team.The Rebels pasted the Braves 12-1 to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division series Saturday at the Castlegar Arena Complex.Bryan Lubin scored three times and first star Stuart Walton had five points to lead the Rebels.Travis Wellman and Kody Disher each finished with four points while Erik Alden, Matt Reed and Lubin each had three points.Jordan Gluck had an easy night in the nets facing only 21 shots at Castlegar out shot the Braves 52-21.In two games against the Braves Castlegar, now unbeaten in 10 games including an eight-game streak to end the regular season, holds an 18-1 goal difference.Games three and four go Monday and Tuesday in Spokane. Ryan Edwards scored twice as the Beaver Valley Nitehawks squared its Murdoch Division Semi Final with a 5-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Nelson Leafs Saturday night in Fruitvale.Nelson took the opener of the best-of-seven series 6-1 Friday.The series now shifts to the NDCC Arena in Nelson Monday and Tuesday.Puck drop for both games is 7 p.m.Riding the wave of Friday’s upset win, the Leafs continued to play well taking a 2-1 lead after one period on goals by Dallon Stoddart and Aaron Dunlap.Michael Bell replied for the Hawks.But the Hawks turned the tables on the Leafs by scoring twice in just over a minute in the latter half of the second frame.Fraser Stang beat Brett Soles in the Leaf nets before Edwards potted his first of two seconds later.Keanan Patershuk increased the margin to 4-2 before Linden Horswill scored on the power play with two seconds remaining in the period.Nelson took advantage of a slashing penalty to Beaver Valley goalie Jarrod Schamerhorn in the final minute of the period.Beaver Valley turned up the pressure on the Leafs in the third, out shooting the visitors 15-9 to secure the win.Edwards completed the scoring with an empty net marker in the final 26 seconds of the game.last_img read more

Ohio farmland values continue gradual decline

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Due to a swing in commodity prices, there has been a softening of the farmland market in this region. The average prices paid per acre for high quality land in Ohio declined by $500 from June of 2015 to June of 2016.In comparison, during that same time an acre of high quality farmland in Michigan declined $100. The price decline was $500 in Indiana, $600 Illinois and $100 Mississippi. Missouri saw a slight uptick of $200 per acre and Tennessee saw a $150 increase. Prices paid per acre in Kentucky and Arkansas remained steady from last June.“There remained buyers with residual income from those high commodity price years with a continuous need for cropland acres, so the purchasing of land was led by their profitable years,” said Roger Hayworth, area sales manager for Farmers National Company. “Today, there remain buyers, but they’re cautious.”While commodity prices have had a significant impact on land values, location and quality remain major influencers on land values.“When higher quality farmland becomes available, it remains highly sought after and pricing remains pretty stable mostly, while we see mid- to lower-level quality land decline 3% to 8%, depending upon the specifics of the subject property, such as tiling, soils and any  improvements made,” Hayworth said.Hayworth noted that in the past six months, there has been a slowing of properties being put on the market, too.“The uncertainty of commodities, financial markets and maybe the election year have curtailed this market to stabilize and reflect on what may happen for the remainder of 2016. As with most transactions within regions, the local landowner/farmers were the buyers for land acres controlled. As farm income began to squeeze, the transactions overall dropped,” Hayworth said. “No doubt we’ve seen a drop in values of minimum quality land, as much as 3% to 5% from the last time we reported. There were a couple of sales that I felt were fairly strong, but they were really good properties. I just think farmers/landowners are being really cautious with what they’re doing with their land. They’re being less aggressive, but if something comes up in their area that they really want, they will go after if it’s high quality.”There also has been an increase among investor groups adding acres to their respective portfolios, which is good news for landowners.“This leads us to believe that farmland will continue to be viewed as a very favorable/viable investment,” Hayworth said. “Looking ahead, I believe we will continue to see sluggish offerings in this market and overall values swaying a little to stable until the end of the year. If commodity prices move slightly higher during the second half of 2016, expect land prices to remain stable with higher quality, maybe even clicking forward a little.”last_img read more

Email Will Never Die – The Man Who Invented It Reveals Why

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… markhachman In the fall of 1971, Tomlinson sent the first network email, using the SNDMSG program that ran on the TENEX time-sharing program for Digital PDP-10 computers. Email on a single computer had existed since the early 1960s, the equivalent of a digital post-it note that could be left to another user. But Tomlinson tweaked the CPYNET file transfer program, then appended it to SNDMSG. That gave one user the power to send a message to another on a remote machine, and email was born.The first email message has been lost to history; Tomlinson tells ReadWriteWeb that it was one of a number of “entirely forgettable” test messages. But that first email message, sent from one machine physically sitting next to another, functioned as a sort of “hello world” message explaining that, well, network email was up and running. The response was low-key.“I don’t recall any actual replies” to the first email, Tomlinson says. “I did get some comments from people in the hall.” Tomlinson was also the first person to use the now ubiquitous “@” symbol – a no-brainer, as it explained that a user was “at” a given host, Tomlinson said. There was one glitch, however: “I was later reminded that the Multics time-sharing system used the @ sign as its line-erase character. This caused a fair amount of grief in that community of users,” he notes on his own website.Email began to take hold as both a cultural and a technical phenomenon in 1972, when the next release of TENEX was shipped – on magnetic tape via snail mail – to some 15 other sites scattered around the country. Users could then send messages back and forth. As each site came online, email’s utility increased, Tomlinson recalls.Even back then, though, email was used in much the same way it is now.“I think it was mostly used as a replacement for telephone calls,” Tomlinson says. “You got a more immediate response. With time zone differences you didn’t have to have someone there to receive the call.”Email TodayForty years later, email use has grown to enormous proportions. But most of it is not legitimate communications and more than half of it never gets delivered. According to the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (which has reformed to fight take on malware as well) between 88% and 90% of all email sent during the first three quarters of 2011 were spam, or unsolicited commercial email. For example, Microsoft’s Hotmail alone processes more than 8 billion messages a day. But only some 2.5 billion messages are delivered to the user’s inbox. Several types of methods of dealing with spam have sprung up: blocking or “blacklisting” domains notorious for sending spam; blocking everything except for approved“whitelisted” domains,” and various filtering techniques that use reputation or text analysis to try and block suspicious emails.Tomlinson supports whitelisting, where only users who pass through some additional level of security are allowed to send email. “If it’s a person out there he’ll send it again,” Tomlinson said. “If it’s a machine he’ll move on and send it to the other five million.”But the spam problem is also one of identity. When Tomlinson first sent networked emails into the ether, the address was a specific person. Today, email senders can use aliases, multiple accounts and even bots to communicate. Should users be forced to tie themselves to a single email identity? The debate has included both Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, who has promoted user Facebook accounts as identity tokens, as well as 4chan founder Christopher Poole, a strong advocacy for privacy and anonymity online. Tomlinson takes a middle view.“In some ways the lack of an official identity when using email has compounded problems like spam, but I think that’s the convenience versus utility versus functionality,” Tomlinson says. “It’s more convenient if you don’t have to worry about identifying yourself. You don’t have to buy a [security] certificate, or authenticate the centers of email.“I think completely anonymous email would not be a good idea,” Tomlinson adds. “On the other hand, having email identities that you can link to very specific information is a definite problem. It’s one thing to say I am who I am, but I’m not going to tell you my life history at the same time.”The Future of EmailIn many ways, the future of email is already here today. SMS text messages are archived; instant message windows can be left open, and Facebook Messenger treats an instant message to an offline friend as, essentially, an email. This latter model is what Tomlinson sees email evolving into over time.“Whether the name will persist or not, I suspect email will be around for at least for a good long time,” Tomlinson predicts. “We may find that these other forms of communication may be merged with email, so you send an IM to somebody, and if they don’t respond it turns into an email-like thing without any intervention on your part.”Tomlinson image courtesy of BBN.Black and white image by Dan Murphy.Lead, spam and @ symbol images courtsey of Shutterstock. Texting, instant messaging, Facebook, Twitter – we have dozens of ways to pass a message from one user to the next, and yet we keep coming back to email. Why? According to the man who sent the first one, because there’s still nothing quite like it.Possibly the most revealing statement that can be made about the power and persistence of email is that – unlike almost everything else in the technology industry – how we use it has remained virtually unchanged for more than 40 years.According to the Radicati Group, 144.8 billion emails are sent every day, and that number is projected to rise to 192.2 billion in 2016. There are about 3.4 billion email accounts worldwide, Radicati said, with three-quarters owned by individual consumers.The youngest users of email, however, have an enormous number of different methods to choose from to communicate – and many of them prefer these methods for most communications.This, in turn, has prompted to some to wonder whether email is a dinosaur, among them young people who say they actually mean “Facebook” when they say “email”. In 2010, comScore kicked off a fuss by noting that Web email use had dropped 59% among teens. So why would anyone continue to use email in the age of social media? “Because none of them really fill the space that email serves, which is you have a specific audience,” answers Ray Tomlinson, a principal engineer at BBN Technologies and the so-called “father of email.”“A lot [of the alternatives] are like a billboard, with limited utility – you put these things on the billboard, and if they choose to they [your audience] can look and see it.”“But email has the time difference – that is, you send it now, you read it later – you don’t have to have someone sitting there and ready to respond like you do with instant messaging to make it work and make it effective,” Tomlinson explains. “You can use instant messaging that way, but if they’re not there, nothing happens, and you gotta remember that there may be a message coming back to you and go back to the IM client and look for the response.”The Birth Of EmailIn 1971 Tomlinson worked as an engineer for Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN), a contractor that had been assigned to develop ARPANET, a communication network that would allow scientists and researchers to share each other’s computer resources. 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Nehru Cup 2012: Maldives score late goal against Syria to stay afloat

first_imgMaldives toiled against Syria, rain, and a water-soaked pitch and got a just reward with a 2-1 win in a Nehru Cup match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Monday.With this win, the former SAFF champions have six points from three matches while Syria’s hopes of reaching the final are over. Captain Ali Ashfaq and Ahmed Rasheed scored for Maldives while Alaa Alshbbli scored for the West Asian nation.The football on display was far from spectacular as the game started more than an hour late than the scheduled time.Maldives gave a better account of themselves in the challenging conditions with Ashfaq leading from the front.His dribbling skills came to the fore in the third minute itself when he got past Alaa Alshbbli and Jehad Albour but his left-footer went over the bar. Syria responded with a counter attack but Mohamed Imran safely collected Ali Ghlioum’s header.While the game mostly went on in the midfield, Syria tried to string along passes but the water-soaked pitch played a spoilsport.Amidst all this, Ahmed Alsalih fouled Ashfaq on the left of the box. The resulting free kick, taken by Ashfaq himself, was easily parried away by goalkeeper Mosad Balhous.Syria had their tale of missed chances as well when Yaser Shushara’s shot, off Mohammad Zahir Almedani’s corner, was cleared by Abdulla Asadhulla from the goal-line.Ashfaq, on the other end, continued with his onslaught on the Syrian box but Balhous stood like a wall. However, despite the Maldives player’s repeated forays, the goal eluded him.advertisementIn the second half, Syria started on a strong note with Mardek Mardkian, who came in place of Ghlioum, making in-roads. But it was far from making an impact as water on the pitch played a spoilsport on a couple of occasions. Finally, Maldives got the opener in the 59th minute when Ashafaq rose to the occasion to find the Syrian net off a free kick from Umair Mohamed.The game looked set to go Maldives’ way but Alshbbli had some other plans. The defender, who also scored against India, gave another proof of his goal-scoring abilities when in the 81st minute he shot a spectacular bicycle kick to restore parity.Both Syria and Maldives upped the ante in the dying moments. In injury time, Rasheed got a pass from Ashfaq from left and coolly shot the ball into the net. However, Maldives coach Istvan Urbanyi was sent off for his wild celebrations as he kicked a bottle on the pitch.last_img read more

10 months agoInter Milan coach Spalletti frustrated with Nainggolan

first_imgInter Milan coach Spalletti frustrated with Nainggolanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti is frustrated managing Radja Nainggolan.Spalletti has called on Nainggolan to stop being distracted by matters outside of football.”We love him, he is a sensitive boy and he has all the qualities of the person who behaves correctly. But sometimes even the father grumbles with his son,” Spalletti told reporters.”Radja is attracted to other things and if you put too many things in front of football you do not win.”He has three or four of things he puts in front of football and some of them have to be taken away.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

17 days agoFive to go: Spurs to sell stars – including Dier

first_imgFive to go: Spurs to sell stars – including Dierby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEric Dier is to be transfer-listed by Tottenham in January, it has been revealed.The Times says Dier will be joined by Christian Eriksen, Danny Rose, Serge Aurier and Victor Wanyama on the list with a mid-season shake-up seemingly on the agenda. Tottenham went into the international break in miserable circumstances after conceding 10 goals in two games with the 3-0 defeat by Brighton following the 7-2 demolition by Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Dier has struggled for minutes this season following the arrival of Tanguy Ndombele and has featured just three times. England team-mate Harry Winks appears to be the preferred option alongside Ndombele and so Dier has been forced to take a peripheral role so far. With a lack of involvement the report details how Pochettino is willing to sell Dier and some of his misfiring team-mates in a bid to freshen up the ailing squad. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video Showing Woman Stealing Vegetable Steamer From Kid Is Insane But Likely Fake

first_imgA woman steals from a kid on Black Friday.viral video black friday woman steals from kidThe video you’ll see below, which was “reportedly” shot during Black Friday, seems too crazy to be real. But it’s going viral, and since you’re going to wind up seeing it anyway, we figured we’d show it to you. We realize that it has nothing to do with college sports.The clip, which supposedly was shot in Saginaw, Michigan, shows a number of shoppers violently battling for vegetable steamers. An adult woman steals one from a kid and gets pummeled by the child’s mother.Given the fact that we’re talking about vegetable steamers, this sounds like the work of Jimmy Kimmel, but it’s hard to be sure. Either way, enjoy:last_img