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England men’s teams selected for Spanish Nations Cup

first_img17 Feb 2015 England men’s teams selected for Spanish Nations Cup Three teams will represent England Golf in the Nations Cup event at the Spanish amateur championship at Sherry Golf Jerez in Cadiz later this month. Ashley Chesters of Shropshire & Herefordshire, Nick Marsh of Yorkshire and Ben Stow of Dorset (Image © Leaderboard Photography), make up one team; Adam Chapman of Cumbria, Jimmy Mullen of Devon and Luke Johnson of Norfolk combine in another; and the third is composed of Paul Kinnear of Lancashire, Joe Dean of Yorkshire and Michael Saunders of Kent. All nine players are members of the England Golf men’s squad and all are internationals. The Spanish amateur championship takes place from Wednesday, 25 February to Sunday, 1 March and after two rounds of stroke play qualifying the leading 32 players will go forward to the match play. The Nations Cup will be played on the qualifying days when each team’s best two scores will count in both rounds. The players: Adam Chapman, 19, (Windermere) completed a title double last year when he won both the North of England and South of England championships. Ashley Chesters, 25, (Hawkstone Park) is the double European amateur champion and this season has had top ten finishes in the Portuguese and South American amateur championships. Joe Dean, 20, (Lindrick) currently leads the England Golf men’s Order of Merit having tied fourth in the recent Portuguese amateur and secured a top 20 finish in the South American championship. Luke Johnson, 22, (King’s Lynn) won two titles last season: the Berkhamsted Trophy and the West of England stroke play. Paul Kinnear, 21, (Formby) was part of the winning team in the Costa Ballena Quadrangular match in 2014 and had a top 20 finish in this season’s Portuguese amateur. Nick Marsh, 20, (Huddersfield) won the 2014 English amateur championship, was in a playoff for the Portuguese title and tied second in the Scottish stroke play. This season he was the top qualifier for the matchplay stages of the Australian amateur. Jimmy Mullen, 21 (Royal North Devon) won the Duncan Putter in Wales last year, was also runner-up in the West of England stroke play, third in the South American amateur and reached the last 16 of the US amateur. Michael Saunders, 24, (Dartford) is a past winner of the Lagonda Trophy who tied second in the same event last year and was also joint third in the Welsh stroke play. Ben Stow, 23, (Rushmore) is the reigning Brabazon Trophy champion and was also a winner on the US college circuit when he was a student in Kentucky. He had a top ten finish in this season’s Lake Macquarie International in Australia.last_img read more

Donaldson atones for penalty with penalty

first_imgLONDON (CMC):Jamaica international Clayton Donaldson missed a first-half penalty, but made amends with a successful second-half effort, as Birmingham City edged Fulham 1-0 in the English Championship on Saturday.Forward Donaldson, who played 16 minutes in the Reggae Boyz’ 2-0 defeat to Haiti in their final World Cup qualifying game last Tuesday in Kingston, was on target on 49th minutes to help lift Birmingham to fourth in the standings.They have 11 points from six outings and are five adrift of top-placed Huddersfield.Donaldson’s strike was his third in two games, following his double against Norwich a fortnight ago.He had a golden opportunity to put Birmingham ahead away at Craven Cottage when Michael Madl – eventually sent off for a second yellow – hauled Che Adams to the ground in the 26th minute.But he watched in disappointment as his right-footed shot to the left was saved by goalkeeper David Button.The scores were locked nil-all at half-time, but Donaldson broke the stalemate four minutes into the second half. Floyd Ayite brought down Adams and this time Donaldson made no mistake from the spot, to put the visitors ahead for good.Donaldson, 32, is in his third season at the West Midlands club and has scored 29 goals from 87 appearances.last_img read more

Kia changes name to Columbian Dyip

first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism RELATED: Ayala seeks Kia car dealershipThis is the franchise’s sixth name change since entering the league in 2014 as Kia Sorento.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHowever, it would take more than just a rebrand to erase the blemish the team had to endure last conference.The Picanto went 1-10 in their campaign last 2018 Philippine Cup, and coach Ricky Dandan is hopeful that this reboot will reinvigorate the team’s chances in the second conference. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Tropical Storm Ursula slightly accelerates PLAY LIST 10:19Tropical Storm Ursula slightly accelerates11:41Typhoon Ursula makes landfall over Eastern Samar01:56Boris Johnson ‘humbled’ after majority win, says Parliament ‘must change’02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimscenter_img LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLowly Kia Picanto aim for a brand new start under the banner of Columbian Dyip when the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup begins on April 22.The name change was brought upon by the Ayala Corporation’s acquisition for the distribution rights of the Korean automotive brand, forcing Columbian Autocar Corporation to once again rebrand its PBA team.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Columbian Dyip areset to parade 27-year-old CJ Aiken as their reinforcement, joining forces with locals Rashawn McCarthy, Ronald Tubid, and Eric Camson.The new-look squad makes its debut on opening day against Blackwater at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palami looking to add more talent to Azkals roster Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Scalpers still operating at World Cup despite crackdown

first_imgEach World Cup ticket must be registered to an individual, but sellers exploit a loophole in FIFA’s system allowing fans to buy up to four tickets then change the registered names to three of them. So long as the new recipient has at least one ticket of their own — and so is registered in Russia’s Fan ID system — a switch is possible.“You just need ID,” said one seller, who said he was from France and had sold “lots” of tickets in the last month. He offered two tickets that had been issued under Russian men’s names while standing next to the ticket office sign that said “tickets are not available for most games.”Like others, he declined to give his name because the re-selling is illegal.Another seller claimed he’d received complimentary tickets and was selling them to fund his World Cup journey. “Because FIFA’s given me this ticket, it’s like a game to make money,” he said, displaying tickets to four different games. He then exchanged phone numbers with a fan, apparently to arrange a handover elsewhere.Five men with English accents worked as a group, splitting up to approach fans in the queue for the sales office. One held a thick wad of tickets.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Soccer fans from different countries gather at the main ticket office in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. Scalpers are still very visible at the World Cup, despite FIFA and Russia’s claims they’ve cracked down on illicit ticket sales. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)MOSCOW — Scalpers are still operating at the World Cup, despite claims of a crackdown by FIFA and Russian organizers on illicit ticket sales.Sellers have been visible outside the main ticket office in Moscow, buying spare tickets from foreign fans and sell at inflated prices.ADVERTISEMENT Still, it’s a case of buyer beware. There’s no reliable way to check if the tickets are fake, have been canceled or whether the seller really changed the registration.“A significant number of unauthorized online ticket sales, offered via websites and on social media originating from various countries, have been stopped,” FIFA said in a statement. “Overall FIFA counts on the cooperation of the respective authorities to protect fans from scalpers in line with the applicable regulations.” FIFA didn’t respond to a question regarding scalpers operating outside the ticket office.FIFA policy states registrations should only be changed to a person with “a pre-existing relationship with the ticket purchaser.”FIFA’s system doesn’t allow the original buyer of a group booking to change their own registration, only those of other guests, so a fan could end watching the game next to their scalper.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Azkals name ex-England World Cup skipper as new head coach Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours An Associated Press reporter was approached six times within an hour and offered tickets including a luxury Category 1 seat at the opening game Thursday between Russia and Saudi Arabia. One was offered at $700, or $150 above the standard price.The most in-demand tickets, such as for Argentina’s opening game, are being offered online for as much as $2,300, though buyers have no guarantee they’re getting genuine access to the games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFIFA has tried to cancel some tickets and last week filed a criminal complaint against ticket resale website Viagogo. Russia has made World Cup scalping punishable by a fine for individual sellers of up to 25 times the ticket’s face value.Despite the tough talk from Russian authorities, police stationed at the ticket office on a night earlier this week did little besides briefly inspect one seller’s documents. MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Datebook

first_imgMemorial Day program, 10 a.m., Los Angeles National Cemetery, 950 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael A. Hamel will speak. Call (310) 268-4678. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. FRIDAY Dance downtown, 6:30-10 p.m., Los Angeles Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave. Free. Available parking at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion ($8), DWP and the cathedral for $5. Call (213) 972-3660. Nightwalk, 7:15-9:30 p.m., Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Ca ada Flintridge. Cost: $15 nonmembers, $10 members. Call (818) 949-7980. MONDAY 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Popovic given green light to take Crystal Palace job

first_img1 Tony Popovic Western Sydney Wanderers chairman Paul Lederer says he will not stop Tony Popovic from quitting the club to take charge of Crystal Palace.The former Eagles defender, currently boss of the A-League side, is being linked with the managerial vacancy at Selhurst Park following Neil Warnock’s departure.And Lederer insists he will not stand in the 41-year-old’s way should the Premier League side come calling.“Absolutely. If he was bettering himself and went to the EPL and he got the top job, I’d be wishing him all the best and good luck to him,” Lederer said in the Sydney Morning Herald.There has been no confirmation of an approach from Palace as of yet for Popovic, with Alan Pardew also being heavily linked with the job, and Lederer is awaiting talks with his manager.“I’m absolutely sure we’ll be discussing it,” said Lederer. “It could be as early as tomorrow or the day after, we’ll certainly be discussing it.”Popovic played for Palace between 2001 and 2006 and also served as an assistant to former manager Dougie Freedman in 2012.Since then he has been in charge of Sydney, guiding them to the A-League title and more impressively the AFC Champions League crown.last_img read more

‘What a top Man United signing! No way we will miss out on the title now’ – fans react to Phil Jones news

first_imgManchester United defender Phil Jones has signed a new four-year deal that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2019.The Englishman, who originally moved to United from Blackburn Rovers in 2011, had just one year remaining on his previous contract but speculation surrounding his future has now been put to bed.Although the 23-year-old is clearly very much a part of Louis van Gaal’s long-term plans, many supporters are still not convinced that the versatile defender has what it takes to represent the Red Devils.Maybe playing alongside Sergio Ramos could speed up his development? Or will Jones be partnered by countryman Chris Smalling in the heart of United’s rearguard next season?talkSPORT has all the best reaction regarding Phil Jones’ contract extension below…. ‘As composed as a kid with espresso’ – Man United fans are not convinced that Phil Jones deserves his contract extension 1last_img read more

Push to rename senior center

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – In the 82 years he lived in the Whittier area, Thomas Pico touched many lives, from fellow softball players, to graying soldiers at veterans posts and seniors he met for coffee most mornings at the Pico Rivera Senior Center. As the great-grandson of Pio Pico, the last Mexican governor of California, Pico was also a strong supporter of preserving the history of Whittier and Pico Rivera. For those reasons and more, friends and family members of Pico, a decorated World War II airman who died in August, are petitioning the city to rename the senior center the Thomas P. Pico Senior Center. “I know my dad is not the only good person out there, but we feel this is important because he represented Mexican-American people in such a positive way, was so proud of his duties in the Air Force and took such pride in the history of this city,” said Valerie Vilaubi, Pico’s daughter. So far, city officials have reacted positively to the plan to change the name on the 17-year-old center on Mines Avenue. “We are very receptive to this because of the historical significance of the Pico family name and Thomas’ personal service and dedication to the community,” said Patty Bailey, the city’s director of parks and recreation. The next step, will be asking Rudy Casas, a longtime friend of Pico’s, who first suggested the name change to the City Council, to collect about 100 signatures supporting the new senior center name. The signatures would then be presented to the City Council for approval, said Bailey. Mayor David Armenta, a longtime friend of the Pico family, said he liked the idea from the start. “It’s great, when you have the kind of life that he had, it’s only proper and fitting,” he said. Pico, a graduate of Whittier High School, was drafted in 1942 into the U.S. Army Air Force and three years later was promoted to the rank of sergeant. He served as a gunner with a bomber group in the Pacific. On 17 occasions, Pico’s planes were hit by ground artillery fire and/or fire from Japanese fighter planes. And on a mission to Param on Sept. 25, 1944, his plane was hit by fire from Japanese fighters. The plane’s turret was damaged and bullets tore away Pico’s helmet, causing injuries to his temple and forehead. When he came home from the war, he married Elaine Verdugo and raised six children in Pico Rivera. But he did not get recognition for his war efforts until he was lying on his deathbed Aug. 19. On that day, Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Santa Fe Springs awarded him six military medals for the 47 combat missions he flew during the war. Over the years, he was also one of the best hitters and runners on the Go-Getters coed softball team, where Casas first met him, a member of the History and Heritage Society of Pico Rivera and a member of several American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in the city. He also competed with great zest in the Senior Olympics, where he earned more than 100 gold medals during 15 years of competing in track and field events. “I remember driving through Whittier with him and hearing him tell stories about selling newspapers at Greenleaf and Philadelphia and watching him hit the ball harder than anyone else to bring the people on the bases home,” said Casas. “He did so much and had camaraderie with so many people that he is truly worthy of this honor.” debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028last_img read more

Gasoline prices shoot upward

first_imgIsrael Perez knows a thing or two about rising gasoline prices. As a driver for Unity Courier, the 58-year-old West Covina resident travels as much as 130 miles a day to make his deliveries. And with gas prices soaring at the pump in recent days, he’s feeling the pain. ‘Before the prices started going up again I was spending about $20 a day on gas,’ he said. ‘But now it’s about $30 a day.’ Perez isn’t the only consumer who’s feeling the financial pinch of higher fuel prices. Gas prices had declined from historic, $3-per-gallon highs in October for nearly 13 weeks leading up to Jan. 1, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. Before the New Year, motorists could find regular gas for a little above $2 per gallon at several San Gabriel Valley stations. But since then, prices have risen dramatically. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Most of the increase California motorists saw between Jan. 2 and Jan.9 was directly related to the cost of a barrel of oil, said Rob Schlichting, a spokesman for the California Energy Commission. Between Dec. 27 and Jan. 10, that price rose to $60.62 from $56.01 an increase of $4.61 per barrel, he said. Generally, about 42 gallons of gas can be produced from one barrel which led to about an 11 cent increase per gallon through Jan. 9, he said. But the reasons for the increase in oil are less clear. Some of it may simply be attributed to oil trading, which has increased the price for a barrel of oil, Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring said. But world events also can influence oil prices, he said. Comments made about Iran’s government regarding its nuclear programs and the country’s intentions is another factor that may have fueled the increase, Spring said. But whatever the reasons, motorists are paying significantly more at the pump these days. On Thursday, the Chevron station at Fair Oaks Avenue and Monterey Road in South Pasadena posted regular at $2.43 a gallon. ‘It’s gone up 14 cents over the last week,’ said Robert Vrger, a clerk at the station. And when prices go up? ‘Business drops off,’ Vrger said. ‘We’re selling 2,000 gallons less a week.’ On Thursday, the lowest local prices could be found at an Arco station and a Valero station in Whittier, both of which were selling regular gasoline for $2.25 per gallon. Meanwhile, gas at the self-serve Mobil station on the corner of Allen Avenue and Villa Street in Pasadena was selling for $2.55 for unleaded regular, $2.65 for special and $2.75 for premium on Thursday. Manager Willie Jordancq has worked at the station 14 years and said these are some of the highest prices he can recall. ‘When I started here,’ he said, ‘gas was 75 cents a gallon.’ The station’s last price hike was six cents, he said, adding that he expects prices will continue to rise, and that Mobil officials don’t explain the hikes. ‘They just do it,’ he said. But Jordan said he does hear from customers. ‘ How come?’ That’s the main question,’ he said. ‘The only thing I’ve heard, from news reports, is that the demand for gas is the reason it’s going back up. That doesn’t explain a lot, but that’s what I hear.’ Staff Writers Jim Steinberg and Emanuel Parker contributed to this story. kevin.smith@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2701160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GARDAÍ JOIN PSNI IN HUNT FOR BURGLAR AFTER CAR SMASH

first_imgA car stolen in the Galliagh area of Derry at the weekend was recovered in Co. Donegal after it was involved in a crash. The burgundy Opel Astra, registration AKZ 2277, was taken from the Rossnagalliagh area between 4.ooam and 6.30am on Saturday and was later involved in a collision in the Raphoe area and was recovered by Gardai.It’s understood Gardaí are linking the car to the theft of TVs from a farmer’s home in the Raphoe area at the weekend. A wing mirror from the car was found in the farmyard after the raid.The investigating PSNI officer investigating the car’s theft is keen to speak to anyone who saw the car that day.Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 00 44 845 600 8000.  GARDAÍ JOIN PSNI IN HUNT FOR BURGLAR AFTER CAR SMASH was last modified: October 8th, 2013 by John2Share 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)last_img read more