Monkeys messing around with distance markers

Posted On Aug 12 2020 by

first_imgThe only decision the patrons of the TRGG had to make this week was whether to take on the monkeys at Bangpra on Monday, the water at Laem Chabang on Wednesday or the out of bounds at Emerald on Friday. Some bravehearts did all three.Monday, September 15, Bangpra – StablefordOn Monday 15th September it was off to Bangpra and it must have been playing tough on the day because only the winner, Bob Cannon, came anywhere near playing to his handicap with a final score of 35 pts. Bob, however, is armed with a distance calculator so he could be certain of the exact distance to the flag. As I have mentioned previously I am of the opinion that the monkeys have messed around with all the distance markers and that is why so many good golfers come up short of the target.Jim McNeill, who came second and Ito Akitoshi in third only just crept over 30 pts.1st Robert Cannon (18) 35 pts2nd Jim McNeill (15) 31 pts3rd Ito Akitoshi (7) 30 ptsWednesday, September 17, Laem Chabang – StablefordWednesday 17th September was the turn of Laem Chabang to host the TRGG and an increase in turnout suffered the same fate as Monday’s participants with good scores hard to come by.John Baxter winner at Laem Chabang.John Baxter with 35 pts managed to head the field with Bob Cannon and his distance marker in second and David Booth, the most relaxed man in Pattaya despite losing out to Bob on count back, in third place.1st John Baxter (15) 35 pts2nd Robert Cannon (18) 33 pts3rd David Booth (14) 33 ptsFriday, September 19, Emerald – StablefordAfter the Bob Watson show of the previous Friday, this Friday 19th September we had the Fergus Brennan Show at Emerald. Now respect where it is due, Fergus has suffered some terrible health issues over the last few months which he may have told us about on the odd occasion, but on the day he put all his ailments to one side and smashed 40 pts round Emerald. Whilst us other mere mortals were struggling to put a decent score together Fergus was skipping around making it all look very easy. Good to see the smile back on your face Fergus now go and lie down, you don’t want to over exert yourself.Scotsman Alan Murray voted himself into second place with a very respectable 36 pts and Ito Akitoshi from the land of the rising sun outshone all the rest by making it into third place.1st Fergus Brennan (14) 40 pts2nd Alan Murray (14) 36 pts3rd Ito Akitoshi (8) 34 ptsGood luck to all you golfers for the coming week and if you would like to play a round of golf with the TRGG please phone Fergus Brennan on (0860567019) or pop into the Ned Kelly Bar in Soi Lengkee and add your name to the weekly lists which are posted on the notice board.Fergus Brennan winner at Emerald. Travellers Rest Golf GroupScotland, the home of golf, has been in the news this week when they voted not to dip their toe into the sea of independence. Most people who have ever dipped their toe or any of their other parts into the North Sea probably fairly quickly decided it was not a good idea to immerse themselves completely. Far better to sit beside the fire and down a wee dram or two of the amber nectar. Mind you, I know a few Scotsman in Pattaya who were not enamoured by the outcome, but I guess only time will tell if it was the right decision.Robert Cannon winner at Bangpra.last_img read more


Overtime 9-30-15…Michael Vick to the rescue

Posted On Aug 12 2020 by

first_imgBILL NEAL:10—PYRO – TECH – NICS…a super fancy word for fireworks which is a fancy word for firecrackers…as we know it. Whatever you call it, don’t do it before the game. C’mon Man!:09—“Le’Veon Bell” clearly hasn’t missed a step. A supremely conditioned athlete to be sure, with a great skill set…of course some “good weed” doesn’t hurt either! OK, OK, once again I’m the bad guy. You know you were thinking it too.:08—Yeah, I’m at my spot…no, not that spot…no, not that spot either. Oh please, stop.  You know if I tell ya, I’d have to kill ya!  Anyway, from where I sit, the questions about the Steelers defense seem to be answered.  They treated the Rams like they tried to set ‘em on fire…oh wait, they did try to set ‘em on fire! (For you Oliver grads, please see #10.)last_img read more


Kumuls out and about at VC

Posted On May 14 2020 by

first_imgPNG has never beaten Wales before and they hope to rewrite the record books this time around.Two sleeps to the first 2017 Rugby League World Cup match between PNG Kumuls and Wales and some members of the Kumuls took time out of camp to take photos and sign autographs.It was also an ideal time for keen rugby league followers to purchase their world cup tickets for Saturday’s match.The home ground advantage will be a big boost for the Kumuls’ morale and it showed in today’s public outreach.Enoch Maki, Moses Meninga, Nene McDonald and Stargroth Amean were some of the Kumul players on hand to mingle with the public while signing and distributing RLWC posters.Tickets for this weekend’s showdown between PNG LNG Kumuls and Wales are on sale at Big Rooster outlets, Ticketmaster and the RLWC website.Also present at Vision City to meet and greet fans was Oil Search Orchids captain Cathy Neap.PNG LNG Kumuls will take on Wales at the NFS at 3.30pm on Saturday.last_img read more


“Till Ah Find A Place 2” for NCC on June 30 & July 1

Posted On Jan 18 2020 by

first_imgH&T Theatre Arts Group will be staging “Till Ah Find A Place II – Childmother Childfathers” on June 30 and July 1, at the National Cultural Centre (NCC).It is a hilarious comedy written and directed by Ronald Hollingsworth; one of Guyana’s most celebrated playwrights. This production will be co-produced and co-directed by accomplished dramatist/director/producer Sheron Cadogan-Taylor.The play features the infidelity of a husband whose secrets and lies come back to haunt him in ways he could never imagine. It also sheds light on the bond between a mother and her child; and whether that bond could be broken even after several years of being apart.The cast includes Mark Luke-Edwards, Sonia Yarde, Le Tisha Da Silva, Michael Ignatius, Sean Thompson, Clemencio Goddette, Paul Budnah, Jennifer Langevine, Nicola Moonsammy, Frederick Minty, and introducing young Latiefa Agard.This dynamic cast is working assiduously and is hoping to set the National Cultural Centre stage ablaze on those nights. This in one theatrical presentation you cannot miss. Tickets cost $1500 and $2000 and are available at the NCC and cast members.last_img read more


Iraq’s utilities, infrastructure not up to prewar levels yet

Posted On Dec 28 2019 by

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card In addition, two of the witnesses said they believed that an earlier estimate by the World Bank that $56 billion would be needed for rebuilding over the next several years was too low. At the same time, as Iraq’s oil exports plummet and the country remains saddled with tens of billions of dollars of debt, it is unclear where that money will come from, said one of the witnesses, Joseph A. Christoff, director of international affairs and trade at the Government Accountability Office. And those might not be the most serious problems facing the physical infrastructure, from pipelines and storage tanks to power lines and electrical switching stations, said Stuart W. Bowen Jr., the special inspector-general for Iraq reconstruction, an independent office. WASHINGTON – Virtually every measure of the performance of Iraq’s oil, electricity, water and sewerage sectors has fallen below pre-invasion values even though $16 billion of U.S. taxpayer money has already been disbursed in the Iraq reconstruction program, several government witnesses told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday. Of seven different measures of infrastructure performance presented at the committee hearing by the inspector-general’s office, only one was above pre-invasion values. Those that had slumped below those values were electrical generation capacity, hours of power available in a day in Baghdad, oil and heating oil production and the numbers of Iraqis with drinkable water and sewage service. Only the hours of power available to Iraqis outside Baghdad had increased over prewar values. 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


Boondoggle

Posted On Dec 26 2019 by
first_img– Ross Yerkes Los Angeles They let him die Re: “L.A. Zoo’s failed fight to save chimp recalled” (Aug. 3): Once again the Los Angeles Zoo staff failed an animal in its care. My question is: If a human worker had stuck a hand in a bush and been bitten by a rattlesnake would the zookeepers have taken him into the lunchroom and sat him down for five hours waiting for him to fend off the venom on his own? No, they would have rushed him to the ER and given him the antidote immediately. But why would they watch a creature in mortal danger of dying and in pain for five hours before acting? Were they trying to save money by not calling the vet and acting right away? Or are they just totally incompetent and incapable of making quick, immediate, necessary decisions? These zookeepers can weep and whine all they want. The truth of the matter is they let the animal die. – Millie Derose San Fernando Risking civilian deaths Re: “`Seem to’ facts” (Your Opinions, Aug. 1): Howard Barr states “it is wrong to defend yourself when you have to shoot a terrorist holding a neighbor’s child, by shooting the child to kill the terrorist.” Such illogic, symptomatic of a hostage mentality, leads us to conclude that we must continue to let terrorists kill innocent civilians because if we stop defending ourselves the killing will cease. Ultimately, a society that is not willing to risk civilian deaths is guilty of even more deaths committed by those who celebrate a culture of death. – Shari Goodman Calabasas Words to live by War is profane; defense is compulsory. – Michelle Goldwater Woodland Hills Over-the-hill hippies I had the unfortunate experience of going to the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young concert. After playing only a few of their hit songs they turned the stage into a soapbox for anti-war rhetoric, at one point giving a Bush-bashing speech while playing music in the background. I paid for entertainment and what I got was politics. I’m tired of entertainers using their performances to inflict their political views on people. They are entitled to their opinions but that was the wrong place and the wrong time. I would demand that they give me a refund but I doubt if any of those over-the-hill hippies read the paper. – Jeff Clarke Simi Valley160Want 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 MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Northridge The world is a stage Re: “Did tequila make Mel a bad goy?” (Their Opinions, Aug. 4): Are we seeing a performance of Shakespeare’s play “The Merchant of Venice” in all the bad press and rejection by the Jewish community of Gibson’s apologies as being hypocritical or “too little, too late”? What good did it do Shylock to demand his pound of flesh? Remember that same thing happened when many prominent Jews attacked Mel Gibson and his old father over the making of the movie “The Passion of the Christ.” The Jewish opposers helped make the movie a box office giant and it made themselves look bad in the eyes of the public. Re: “Mansion or cottage, $50 flat tax sought for schools” (July 30): Remember when we voted in the lottery to help the schools? The Assembly then shifted the money they had been spending on schools to the general fund and the schools were back to ground zero. Now they want to tax us $50 per for the schools and they will again shift the monies they were spending on schools to the general fund. The schools will again be no better off. Of course, they are circumventing the spending controls placed on them by Proposition 13. For Pete’s sake, we should not allow the Assembly to give us the shaft again using better schools as an excuse. – William H. Link last_img

VAR will not be used on goalkeepers at penalties in Premier League

Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_img A dejected Lee Alexander looks on following the stoppage time drama on Wednesday night getty 2 getty The new law stipulating goalkeepers must have at least one foot on the line before a spot-kick is taken came into force before the tournament in France.And it has already proved to be hugely unpopular, with Scotland crashing out of the tournament after a twice-taken penalty saw them draw 3-3 with Argentina.A VAR-awarded spot-kick taken by Florencia Bonsegundo was saved by Lee Alexander, but she didn’t have one foot on the line at the time the shot was taken.As a result the penalty was retaken, and the Argentina forward converted the second time round – breaking Scottish hearts in the process. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea MOST READ IN FOOTBALL TROPHY However, supporters of Premier League clubs will not need to worry about similar incidents arising in England’s top flight, with similar calls left purely for the on-pitch officials to judge.VAR will only be used in spot-kick situations if the penalty taker double-hits the ball, feigns right at the point of the kick, or there is an encroachment which directly impacts the outcome of the penalty. gameday cracker Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion latest SORRY Video assistant referees will be used in the Premier League for the first time from August – but they will not intervene when it comes to a goalkeeper’s positioning at penalties.That is according to the Times, who claim VAR will not be in operation when such incidents arise, fresh from the latest controversy coming out of the Women’s World Cup. There was VAR controversy in the Women’s World Cup on Wednesday night as a twice-taken penalty saw Scotland crash out of the competition LATEST revealed JIBE The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 OFF Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The position will be reviewed during the 2019/20 season, but the Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOL), which manages referees in top flight, are unlikely to change their stance – purely to avoid a repeat of the type of incident seen on Wednesday night. Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ last_img read more


2015 Indiana Deer Harvest Up 3 Percent

Posted On Dec 22 2019 by

first_imgThe overall 2015 deer harvest ranks as the 10th highest in Indiana history. The 2015 antlerless deer harvest ranks 11th highest.To view the full report, go to widlife.IN.gov and locate “2015 Deer Report” in the “Hunting and Trapping” panel.The 2015 season was composed of four statewide segments: youth (Sept. 26 -27); archery (Oct. 1 to Jan. 3); firearms (Nov. 14-29); and muzzleloader (Dec. 5-20).A late antlerless season was available from Dec. 26 to Jan. 3 in 60 counties, with additional date restrictions for counties with “A” designated quotas. Also, hunters could harvest additional deer beyond the statewide bag limits in designated deer reduction zones during the deer reduction zone season which opened Sept. 15 and continued through Jan. 31.Firearms season was the most productive, accounting for 72,555 deer, or 59 percent of the total harvest.Archery season accounted for 32,753 deer, or 26 percent, followed by the muzzleloader season with 10,784 (9 percent), special antlerless firearms season with 5,105 (4 percent) and youth season with 2,467 (2 percent).The total number of deer taken with a firearm during the deer reduction zone season was incorporated with the firearms season total, while the total taken with archery equipment was included in the archery season total.Harvest exceeded 1,000 deer in 58 counties, 2,000 in 17 counties and 3,000 in one county.Harrison County was the top producer for the third season, with 3,227 deer taken. Benton County had the fewest deer taken (90), followed by Tipton County (114).The nine counties after Harrison with the greatest harvest in descending order were: Washington (2,891), Franklin (2,890), Switzerland (2,653), Noble (2,624), Dearborn (2,559), Steuben (2,523), Lawrence (2,502), Parke (2,390) and Crawford (2,370).Three counties set unofficial record harvests in 2015. They were Dubois (2,040), Henry (601) and Lawrence (2,502).For the first time, all harvested deer were checked in electronically.Hunters have harvested approximately 3.5 million deer during 64 hunting seasons in Indiana. Indiana hunters harvested 123,664 deer during the 2015 season, according to data released by the Department of Natural Resources.This is a 3 percent increase from the 120,073 deer taken during the 2014 season.The antlered deer harvest was 10 percent higher than the 2014 harvest, while the antlerless harvest was 1 percent lower than in 2014.last_img read more


Scott County Inmate Roster – 10-12-18

Posted On Dec 22 2019 by

first_imgBOWLING, DONALD Charges:IC 35-43-2-2(B)MA ~ CRIMINAL TRESPASS Booking Date:10-12-2018 – 2:46 am View Profile >>>center_img Inmates booked into the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-001222last_img


Norma Jo Barrett, 64, of Marengo

Posted On Dec 22 2019 by

first_imgNorma Jo Barrett, 64, of Marengo, Indiana, died on Friday, May 31, 2019 at her residence.  She was born on November 28, 1954 in Huntingburg, Indiana to the late Homer and Beulah Bell (Waddle) Barrett. She was currently employed at Freudenburg Medical in Jeffersonville, Indiana and formerly of Essex in Orleans, Indiana for 28 years.  She was a member of the Marengo Christian Church. She was preceded in death by seven half brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sisters:  Anita S. Dearborn and Venita L. Hill both of Salem, Indiana and Betty Weathers of English, Indiana and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 4-8 pm and on Wednesday after 9:00 am until the service time at 1:00 pm, all at the funeral home.center_img Pastor Stephen Caniff will officiate the service. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Brown Funeral Home in Milltown, Indiana.  Interment will follow in the Mentor Cemetery near Birdseye, Indiana. Brown Funeral Home in Milltown, Indiana is entrusted with the arrangements.last_img read more