Masters 2019: Phil Mickelson mocks Matt Kuchar ahead of third round

first_img Masters 2019: All eyes on Tiger Woods as leaders prepare for third round A pumped-up Phil Mickelson had fun at Matt Kuchar’s expense as he shared his excitement in an amusing video ahead of the third round of the Masters.Mickelson and Kuchar were drawn to play together on Saturday, with both men set to tee off three strokes adrift of the lead. In a video posted on his Twitter account as he arrived at Augusta, Mickelson said: “There’s nothing better than being in contention on the weekend at the Masters, driving up Magnolia Lane.”I’ve got a great pairing today with Matt Kuchar. Obviously, we’re not going to have any side action today, because I’d probably see like 0.06 percent if I did win, but we’re going to have a great day.”Weekend at @TheMasters hitting BOMBS and attacking pins.LFG!!! #Lefty— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) April 13, 2019 Three-time Masters champion Mickelson opted to film his drive down the famous Magnolia Lane and made a light-hearted reference to the recent controversy involving Kuchar and a temporary caddie.Kuchar was criticised for initially paying local caddie David Ortiz $5,000 after winning $1.3m at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, although he went on to apologize and significantly increase the payment. Related Newslast_img read more

49ers mailbag: Is Antonio Brown really trying to be a Niner?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — New year, new play-by-play voice and, now, a new mailbag for 49ers fans, who’ve submitted their questions and resolutions via Twitter and Instagram:Is AB really trying to be a Niner? Or is he just blowing smoke to get what he wants from the Steelers? (@The_Lone_Pickle)To first catch everyone up, disgruntled Steelers receiver (deceiver?) Antonio Brown is social-media flirting with the 49ers. George …last_img read more

Energy centres to power rural SA

first_imgQunu in the OR Tambo District Municipality is one of the areas in South Africa with an electrification backlog and the IEC initiative makes sure the people of the district have a source of energy. (Image: For more free photos, visit the image library) An Integrated Energy Centre (IEC), recently established in Qunu in the Eastern Cape, will hopefully broaden access to power in the rural village and address poverty in the region. The centre is a one-stop energy hub owned and operated by the local community. It provides safe and sustainable sources of energy and gives villagers information on how to handle and utilise them.Launched on 14 January 2011 by Sasol and the Department of Energy, the IEC will supply locals with paraffin, diesel, petrol, gas burner stoves and solar-powered devices.With the centre close by, villagers will no longer have to walk vast distances to source their energy, mostly in the form of paraffin and candles. There are still parts of the region that lack access to electricity.The centre, which cost R8-million (US$1.2-million) to establish, forms part of Sasol’s R20-million (US$2.9-million) drive to set up energy hubs in disadvantaged areas. Similar plants have been built in Limpopo, Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and North West.At the Qunu launch, Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters said: “Last week the president stressed the need for us to focus very strongly on job creation. We believe that this IEC and the local enterprises that it could support will create the necessary jobs in this area.“The Qunu IEC is the first one to be linked to a library to ensure that information is accessible to local people. This would be enhanced by access to more information via the internet connected to the computers on site,” added Peters.The IEC also has an information centre and community room that can be used by people living in the area.Sasol media manager Nothemba Noruwana said: “The aim of these centres is also to inject profits back into the community by building schools, clinics and various other projects.”The IECs also have a village vendor network consisting of women and youngsters who go out and sell the energy products to people living further away from the centre so their travel costs are minimised.Mandela’s place of birthQunu is the birthplace of the first democratically elected president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. In his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, Mandela describes Qunu as the place in which he spent most of his happiest moments as a child.Peters said: “The department has embarked on a special intervention to try and accelerate the electrification programme in the area. Funds are being allocated directly to the municipality to undertake electrification in Eskom’s area of supply.”Eskom is South Africa’s national electricity utility.“In the Qunu area, 300 connections were completed in December 2010 and a further 300 households will be connected by the end of January 2011. There is a backlog of 179 318 houses without electricity … the challenge for the department will be to ensure that sufficient funding is allocated in the following years so that the universal access is achieved by 2014,” added Peters.Petroleum giantSasol is an energy and chemicals company which uses coal to produce petrol and gas.It was established in 1950 and today operates in more than 30 countries with about 35 000 employees.The company also sponsors various sporting teams and artistic and organisational events such as South Africa’s national rugby team, the Springboks; Banyana Banyana, South Africa’s national women’s football team; the annual Sasol Rally; the Sasol New Signatures art competition; the Black Tie Ensemble and the South African Youth orchestra.Sasol is listed on the Johannesburg and New York stock exchanges.The petrochemical company offers a bursary scheme which enables students from disadvantaged backgrounds to study engineering, science and commerce.last_img read more

Frances Qamata Reading House

first_imgWe have decided to offer a portion of our house as a space for children from the community to do their homework, work on their school projects and prepare for their exams.We need people to help us with developing our project further, as well as assistance with improving the building, painting, shelving and desks.Contact person: Vuyani QamataTelephone: 072 239 2355Address:14 Tulip Street, Du NoonE-mail: [email protected]last_img

Ohio’s Crop Progress – September 19th, 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Late Rains Bring Limited BenefitRains throughout the state delayed harvest for many as crops rapidly matured, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 5.6 days available for fieldwork for the week ending September 18th. Sporadic rainfall later in the week hasn’t done much to improve pasture conditions, and livestock producers continued to feed hay in many areas. Hay conditions showed little change as well. Corn and Soybean conditions were practically unchanged as harvest got underway for both. Planting also got underway for the 2017 wheat crop.Click here to read the full reportlast_img read more

Environmental attorney advocates for farmers to fight for their rights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest When government agencies have the power to write, enforce and interpret the law, private citizens are disadvantaged and the government always wins, said Anthony Francois, senior staff attorney, environmental and property rights law for Pacific Legal Foundation at the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting last week.Francois discussed forces that are making government so different from what it was intended to be, and what can be done to return it to its original design.“The purpose of the government’s founding documents was generally to protect freedom,” Francois said. “And yet a lot of people don’t get that customer service experience.”Constitutional law, separation of powers, limited powers and due process, which Francois calls the “elements of freedom,” are the main areas where government has lost sight of the design.“For the government to follow the law, it can’t be its own judge in that,” Francois said. “And it can’t simply re-write the law in order to say it followed it.”Francois explained how the “four Ds” — division, delegation, deference and due process — have created an “administrative state” in which agencies have in many ways become the government. And in some cases, one junior staffer within an agency can overrule a judge in a legal proceeding.Division, or the separation of powers in the Constitution, assures that no one branch of government has absolute power. When division is ceded, agencies become the “bully on the playground” who always wins, Francois said. Delegation, in which Congress surrenders lawmaking power to agencies, concentrates power in those agencies. Deference, in which courts accept agencies’ interpretations of the law, means that by rule agencies always win. Finally, when citizens are deprived of due process, they have no access to government information or decisions, no ability to make their own case, and the government ceases to be a neutral decision-maker by eliminating the burden of proof on federal agencies.This concentration of government power can have devastating results for farmers and ranchers.Referencing the case of California farmer John Duarte, which the American Farm Bureau has championed, Francois described “a half-baked, drive-by investigation of a 450-acre field, surveilled for a total of 30 minutes from a pickup truck on the road, from which you cannot see the whole field, which concluded, falsely, that all 450 acres had been plowed three-feet deep, permanently destroying three dozen acres of wetlands.”Francois said everyone should be aware of these issues and encourage their neighbors to stand up and keep fighting, because this is a long-term process.“If everyone who was entitled to a due process hearing before an administrative agency demanded one, all work of all administrative agencies would grind to a halt. So, if you’re looking for a way to ‘fight the machine,’ if you have an opportunity for a hearing, demand it,” he said.For more information on the Pacific Legal Foundation, visit read more

Microsoft Goes Star Trek: Skype Translates Language In Real Time

first_imgWhy You Love Online Quizzes Skype will also bring the feature to mobile devices 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#Languages#Microsoft#PopSugarTech#Real Time#Skype#translator Images and video courtesy of MicrosoftMore stories from PopSugar Tech:If Apple Designed a Spaceship, It Would Look Like the Dragon V210 Simple Things That’ll Make You Fall in Love With Instagram (Again)Polaroid + Lomography = PerfectionHey Girl, Ryan Gosling Will Teach You How to CodeKids React to Old Apple Computers, and It Isn’t Pretty How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?center_img Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.In case you missed it, sci-fi tech is no longer fictional. Microsoft is bringing Star Trek’s universal translator to life with Skype Translator, a feature that enables cross-lingual conversations in real time.Microsoft demoed the tech for the first time publicly at the Code Conference last week and showed an audio and written translation from spoken English to German and visa versa. Grandmothers will be able to speak with first-generation grandchildren in their native language, and students will be able to connect with their international peers overseas. This Skype wizardry will be available on Windows 8 by the end of 2014 as a limited beta.The Microsoft Research team is still working to write algorithms that can identify nuances in languages and where spoken sentences start and end. Figuring out the differences between the way people talk and write is also very important for translating spoken conversation. If the team is successful, it may be the world’s first real-time universal translator. Skype Translator would break actual language barriers. Scroll down to watch the new technology in action. Ciao!Watch: Sneak Peek of Microsoft Skype TranslatorTranslation is spoken as well as written out at the bottom of the screen Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Related Posts nicole nguyenlast_img read more

Fil-Am fan who asked Klay Thompson to sign toaster invited to Dubs’ victory parade

first_img“Still can’t believe it. @KlayThompson legit invited me to the parade last night. All because of a toaster,” Reyes confirmed on Twitter, along with the hashtag #DubNation.As expected, Reyes promised to bring along his trusty toaster in Oakland on Thursday (Friday in Manila). Khristian Ibarrola /raImage from Twitter/@R_DollazSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Thompson’s bewildered expression upon signing the kitchen appliance grew viral as well and spawned several memes online.Image from Twitter/@R_DollazSeems like the dead-eye shooter hasn’t forgotten about Reyes, as he recently invited the “Toaster Guy” to attend the Warriors’ championship parade.Still can’t believe it. @KlayThompson legit invited me to the parade last night. All because of a toaster. #DubNation— Ronnie • GSWToaster (@R_Dollaz) June 13, 2017ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire #DubNation #ToasterSZN— Ronnie • GSWToaster (@R_Dollaz) June 13, 2017Fans nowadays are getting more creative when it comes to having memorabilia signed by their favorite athletes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGolden State Warriors super-fan Ronnie Reyes raised that bar up a notch, when he asked Klay Thompson to sign a toaster last March.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken The Filipino-American’s gesture quickly moved from an oddity to “lucky charm” of some sort, as  the Dubs went on a 31-2 rampage since then, en route to another NBA championship. LATEST STORIES Ebondo carries CEU past Batangas to 1st win World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guidelast_img read more