Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 “This time, it took me until hole No. 8 or 9 to really just get comfortable, especially on the greens,” Curry said. “Again, you can’t simulate that pressure standing over 10-foot putts, 5-foot putts, knowing they count, and how many of them for me were for pars early. That was a hard part to adjust to, but once you get in a groove, good things happen.”Curry made his fourth bogey at the par-3 second, then two-putted for birdie on the third. He celebrated with a lighthearted hug with caddie Jonnie West, a Warriors employee and TPC Stonebrae member.“It took me six holes last year to get my first one and it took me 12 holes this year,” Curry said. “I had to wait a little bit. It was a nice relief to see a putt go in.”He made a 10-foot birdie putt on the seventh, then hit a 9-iron from 148 yards on the eighth that ricocheted off the pin and settled 5 feet short of the hole to set up a birdie.“Yeah, there’s one of those off the face, hit it flush and it was on line,” Curry said. “I see it hit — or I hear the pin rattle — and that was a cool moment. I didn’t know how close it landed. When I walked up there, literally was an inch away from dunking it. Out here I don’t get many dunks.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Playing as an amateur, Curry was eight shots behind leaders Adam Long and Seth Reeves with the afternoon wave still on the course. Last year, Curry shot 74-74 to tie for 148th and miss the cut by 11 shots.Playing alongside Web.com Tour winners Martin Trainer and Cameron Champ in the round that began on No. 10, Curry slightly pulled his iron off the tee into the first cut of rough, up against a sprinkler head.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I can’t play this hole without getting a ruling,” he joked, referencing the opening tee shot last year that wound up in a drink cup inside a cart left of the hole.He made par and also parred the next two before stumbling with bogeys on Nos. 13, 15 and 16. NBA player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors tees off on the ninth hole during Round One of the Ellie Mae Classic at TBC Stonebrae on August 9, 2018 in Hayward, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPHAYWARD, Calif. — Stephen Curry rallied with three birdies to shoot a 1-over 71 on Thursday in the first round of the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic.Making his second appearance in the $600,000 event at TPC Stonebrae, the Golden State Warriors star rebounded from a bogey on the second hole with a birdie on the par-5 third . He added birdies on the par-4 seventh and eighth — hitting the flagstick on No. 8 — and closed with a par on No. 9.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Police: College hoops coach threw punch killing NYC tourist Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ He three-putted for par on the par-5 ninth.“It was fun to be able to hit some decent shots early, and from there turn it into actual scoring, which was good,” Curry said.Trainer shot 69, and Champ had a 68.“It was impressive,” said Trainer, atwo-time winner this year. “His game as a whole was really impressive. It really surprised me. Obviously, he’s not as sharp because I don’t think he plays as much as we do.”Champ won the Utah Championship last month and leads the tour in driving distance.“It was definitely a good experience,” Champ said. “Obviously, all the fans shouting his name and whatnot. It was good just to see his game, too. I was very impressed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
At a board meeting on November 14, Director for Electoral Area B, Karen Goodings, made the recommendation that the Board supports farmers affected by the weather. According to the Regional District, the purpose of the meeting is to receive information from local agricultural groups regarding the difficult conditions faced this year by local producers due to unfavourable weather conditions. – Advertisement -Fellow directors agreed that it was important to support the farmers and it was decided that a special meeting should be held before making a decision on how to support the farmers. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District will be holding a special board meeting this Wednesday, November 27, regarding the state of crops in the Region. The special meeting is taking place this Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Regional District office in Dawson Creek.
The Donegal Pens boys.Donegal Pens brothers Ronan and Conor Mc Garvey are “flat out” these days shipping their handcrafted pens worldwide for the Christmas market. They have recently extended the business with the addition of a second workshop, and have also entered the American market.The brothers are currently keeping very busy shipping their pens worldwide for the Christmas market. Ronan, 18, and Conor, 15, have sent packages to the US, Australia, Germany, Austria, Spain and many other destinations so far this month. Their 47 resellers in Ireland, Germany and the US have also stocked up and are reporting good sales of the handmade pens in the run up to Christmas.They have just recently completed a second workshop that will be used for drying, cutting and storing the timber they use for the pens. The 9 x 5 metre workshop is slightly bigger that the existing one and will greatly benefit the business.Ronan said this week that they are getting a lot of repeat business and that is encouraging for them.“We’re very busy at present and will be shipping pens until December 22nd. It’s great this year to see a lot of repeat business from previous customers so we must be doing something right. We’ve added two US outlets to our resellers in recent weeks, one in Connecticut and one in New Jersey, and so far the response have been positive,” he said. The boys set up Donegal Pens in 2009 aged just 13 and 10 and have built it up gradually over the years with no state funding. Ronan is now working full time in the business while Conor continues his studies at the Rosses Community School.The full range of their pens can be viewed at www.donegalpens.comPEN BOYS SHIPPING WORLDWIDE FOR CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 9th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:CHristmasDONEGAL PENS
COURTS: One of Ireland’s most respected judges has encouraged teachers to bring pupils to court to show them how the criminal justice system works. Judge John O’Hagan has been a judge for 19 years, ten of which has been spent in Letterkenny – and he confirmed that he will retire from the position next year. The affable judge was addressing a number of potential jurors who weren’t needed by the circuit court – when he made the suggestion to bring students to the courtroom.Judge O’Hagan said, “I want to thank all of you for coming, it was your civic duty, and it’s a very important one at that, we couldn’t operate without the juror system.“We appreciate your time is precious, and everybody dreads getting a letter for jury duty, but you performed a civic duty.“There may be some of you in the teaching profession, and I’d encourage you to bring transition years students to the court and see how the system works.“It is something we have done before, and we all take time to facilitate them – they usually ask me how much I earn, and I tell them to go and check the internet!“But it is very beneficial for them to see the how the system works, and the serious consequences breaking the law can have.”Judge encourages teachers to bring students to court was last modified: July 23rd, 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:courtsJUdge John O’Hagannewsstudents
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe banking case is being tried without a jury before U.S. District Judge Sim Lake, who presided over the pair’s conspiracy case as well. Lake plans to issue his verdict in the banking case, which is expected to last several days, after jurors in the larger conspiracy case render theirs. HOUSTON – Jurors in the fraud and conspiracy trial of Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay and former Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling finished their first full day of deliberations Thursday in the premier case to emerge from one of the biggest corporate scandals in U.S. history. The eight-woman, four-man panel received the case Wednesday and had deliberated for about 9 1/2 hours by day’s end Thursday. Deliberations will continue Monday. “It’s nerve-racking,” Skilling’s lead lawyer, Daniel Petrocelli, said about the wait for a verdict. Skilling’s trial was the California civil attorney’s first criminal case. Skilling can wait in his legal team’s so-called “war room” in an office building across the street from the federal courthouse in Houston. But Lay went on trial again Thursday on bank fraud charges stemming from his personal banking.
The club competition on Sunday the 15th was won by Patrick Carr 20 with 34 pts over the Sandy Hills Links.The runner up was Denis Harkin 11 with 33 pts bot. Third place was Pat Boyce 5 with 33 pts.The 2012 Ladies & Gents Captains Drive In will take place on the Sandy Hills Links on Saturday the 11th of February. There is an entry sheet posted in the members room of the Pavilion and anyone who wishes to play on the day must put their name and contact number on this sheet before Friday the 10th at 6.00pm sharp.There will then be an open draw for a mixed four ball scramble over the Sandy Hills Links.Registration on the day will take place upstairs from 9.45am with Tea/Coffee served.The official Lady & Gents Drive In will take place from the 1st tee at 11.00am and then all players will go to the assigned tees for a shotgun start at 11.30am.The entry fee will be 15e per player to include a meal after the round in the Golf Pavilion.The following rule is in play on the Sandy Hills Links until further notice:If your golf ball lands on the fairway you must lift it and place it in the semi rough on either side. A ball in the semi-rough or rough must be played as it lies.Only a putter may be used on the fairway. All members are kindly asked to keep all pull trolleys, electric trolleys and drive buggies well back from the roped off putting green surrounds and all teeing areas on the Sandy Hills Links as we try to protect the main playing surfaces as much as possible over the winter months.All players are asked to play from the mats provided on the Par 3’s and not from the turf teeing area directly behind the mats.All of the clearly marked areas on holes 1, 8, 9 and 13 that are currently under construction are ground under repair.There will be a closed club competition this Sun the 29th of Jan & Sun 5th Feb. The North-West Alliance visits the Sandy Hills Links at Rosapenna on Saturday the 18th of FebruaryThe Mevagh Day Centre Fund Raising Golf Classic will take place over the Sandy Hills Links on Saturday the 25th of February.There will be a fund raising Golf Classic for the Downing’s Tidy Towns Committee over the Sandy Hills Links on Saturday the 10th of March.All closed club competitions on both links at Rosapenna are played from the Blue Markers unless clearly stated otherwise.PGA Professional Noel Callan is available for lessons at the Rosapenna Practice Ground by appointment, all enquires can be made by contacting Noel directly on 0044 7789 157654.GOLF CLUB NOTES: ROSAPENNA was last modified: January 24th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Rosapenna Golf club notes
Two young Donegal lads Conor O’Donnell a 6th year pupil at Rosses Community School, Dungloe and Kieran McDyre from Maas near Glenties will be competing in the World Surf Kayaking Championships in Brisbane, Australia in July.The two boys have been competing since they were 15 years old in the Irish and Northern Irish League and last year competed in the British Championships at Pembrokeshire in Wales as well as the European Surf Kayaking Championships at Mundaka in northern Spain.Conor picked up 2nd place in the junior high performance class and Kieran finished in 8th place in the men’s European final. If you would like to support the boys and have some fun at the same time come along to their Come & Try Kayaking days at Lough Gartan Churchill and Mountcharles pier over the next few weeks to raise funds for their trip which is supported by Rapid Kayaking, Annagry, Co.Donegal and the Gweebarra Canoe Club in which the two lads are members.More details on the come and try kayaking days at http://www.rapidkayaking.com/ DONEGAL TEENAGERS SET TO REPRESENT IRELAND AT WORLD SURF KAYAKING CHAMIONSHIPS IN AUSTRALIA was last modified: March 30th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:ChurchillDONEGAL TEENAGERS SET TO REPRESENT IRELAND AT WORLD SURF KAYAKING CHAMIONSHIPS IN AUSTRALIAdungloegartanKayakingMaasWorld champs
Flowers left at the scene close to where body of Derry man was found.Pic North west NewsPix/CopyrightTHE death of Stephen McCloskey in Co Donegal is not suspicious, Gardaí have said.Officers had sealed off the scene of his death near Bridgend overnight as investigations continued.However this evening a Garda spokesman said that as a result of a post mortem they were no longer treating his death as suspicious. His death has left his partner, their three children and the extended McCloskey family devastated.Stevie had disappeared on October 28. His car was found near Burt.Gardaí had moved cautiously in the past 24 hours since a body was found in a river near Bridge Brook.Earlier today heartbroken relatives left bunches of flowers close to the Garda cordon. STEVIE McCLOSKEY: DEATH NOT SUSPICIOUS was last modified: November 10th, 2014 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) Tags:deathStephen McCloskey
ARCATA >> For at least one game, the Humboldt Crabs’ red-hot offense found its match.There would be no 14-run blowout going down Saturday night, and a lot of that had to do with the way Top Speed Baseball left-hander Casey Brown was pitching. In Top Speed’s 2-0 win over the Crabs, Brown pitched into the eighth inning and cooled off Humboldt’s offense in a major kind of way.“He was the best guy we’ve faced all summer,” Crabs manager Tyson Fisher said. “He knew how to pitch, he knew how to …
The beautiful design of the Tsongashoes have captured theworld. The hand-stitching on every shoeis meticulous. Both men and women canenjoy the comfort of the shoes.(all images courtesy ofTsonga.com)Khanyi MagubaneThe Tsonga shoe brand, launched in South Africa in 1999 by the father-and-son team of Peter and Adrian Maree, represents a niche, quality product that’s not only making waves in foot fashion around the world, but boosting livelihoods in rural KwaZulu-Natal.According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, from as far back as ancient Egyptian times footwear has been designed to meet humankind’s real and perceived needs: protection, support, comfort, sturdiness, and stylishness. It was this driving principle that led the Marees to start the Tsonga brand.The Tsonga storyAnticipating an influx of mass-produced shoes on the South African market from China and India, the duo decided it was time to take an African shoe to the world, a shoe that would be comfortable and unique in its origin.Capitalising on their long-established company, Corrida Shoes, the Marees and their work team began researching the export market and identifying their clientele.After much trial and error, they came up with a comfortable, fashionable African shoe, giving rise to the Tsonga shoe range.“We realised that we were very capable of developing shoes that were different and that we could create our own lines. This is important because when you’re competing against the likes of India and China, you can’t copy designs,” Adrian says.“So many brands coming out of those countries have no soul and that’s something Tsonga does have: it’s a brand with soul.”What makes the brand unique, he adds, is that it’s not just a mass-produced commodity, it also has proud links to its development programme, A Thread of Hope, situated in the poverty-stricken village of Lidgetton just outside Pietermartizburg. The Tsonga factory is also based in Lidgetton.After the shoe patterns are cut with machinery at the factory, Corrida employs local Zulu women from the village to hand-stitch the shoes’ soles to the leather uppers.Riddled with unemployment, Lidgetton was chosen by many farmworkers as a place to settle following the mechanisation of large-scale farming operations in the area. Without permanent work, these labourers have been left with two options: move to the cities or accept being employed only on a seasonal basis.In a bid to uplift the women of the community, Corrida has also opened its hand-lacing plant within walking distance of the village. This enables women to collect work at the plant and stitch at home, freeing them up to care for their children and earn an income at the same time.The hand shoe-stitching operation started off with a group of 20 women working from a renovated old farm school building – now, 170 women work at the centre.The women are also learning how to run their own businesses and other local projects such the feeding scheme, which includes a vegetable garden. This benefits the local school creche as children have access to healthy meals.Worldwide successThe Tsonga shoe range has thrived on the overseas market. Part of the success, says Adrian, can be attributed to his dad and him aiming to produce a shoe that was comfortable, but unique in design. “We’ve combined the skills of the local women with modern technology, making it totally design-based. Every shoe is unique.”Selling the “Tsonga story” has been key to the marketing strategy. It was important to the Marees to show that the shoes had faces and people behind them, who had personally hand-stitched each shoe.Many of their distributors have visited South Africa before and “have a soft spot for it”, Adrian says. The Thread of Hope project has also made it easier to tap into the market, as distributors know that a portion of the money they spend on the shoes will benefit local communities in South Africa.The brand continues to grow worldwide and, as Adrian Maree explains, they have clinched some major overseas deals. “We have been fortunate to have our shoes stocked in Nordstrom, one of the biggest shoe retailers in America. Our shoes are also sold on Zappos.com, which markets the brands of all the top shoe designers.”In July 2008 Tsonga shoes will be launched across Europe through a new distributor Group Royer, which currently sells over 28-million pairs of shoes in Europe every year. They also own a significant number of brands, including Converse and Von Dutch.In the US, Tsonga shoes has managed to bring on board some of that country’s top shoe marketers to sell the brand. Currently, Tsonga shoes can be found in Europe, Canada, America, New Zealand and Australia.Selling Tsonga in SAAlthough the brand is well established overseas, Tsonga has only recently ventured out into the South African market. The price factor makes it primarily an overseas-driven product. The Marees say South Africans are price-sensitive, making the average pair of Tsongas (between R400 and R800 [$52 to $103]), “very expensive” by South African standards.The company does, however, remain committed to bringing South Africans the Tsonga brand, and it continues to grow. So far the group has established five concept stores around the country. Tsonga has now also launched an accessories line of designer bags which are also sold at the five stores.As an assertion of his commitment to the brand, Maree says, “We live in a world where everything is mass-produced and cost-reduced. We [Tsonga shoes] are going against that tide and swimming upstream, creating something that is of quality and hand-made.”Useful linksTsonga shoesA Thread of HopeGroupe RoyerDo you have any queries or comments about this story? Email Khanyi Magubane at email@example.com