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U.S. leads by 1 going into singles

first_imgINCHEON, South Korea – Branden Grace delivered two big shots in gathering darkness Saturday that kept the International team within one point of the Americans going into a final day at the Presidents Cup that finally has some drama. The Americans had a 9 ½ to 8 ½ lead with 12 singles matches remaining, the smallest margin going into Sunday in 10 years at this event. That’s what the International team wanted – and needed – in the Presidents Cup. The Americans have won the gold trophy five straight times, and the lone International victory was in 1998 in Australia. ”We need to win,” Louis Oosthuizen said. ”This is huge for us.” The South Africa duo of Grace and Oosthuizen have been the driving force for captain Nick Price. They became the first International tandem to go 4-0 in team matches. Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker in 2009 are the only U.S. team to do that. Jordan Spieth also won two matches Saturday, making two clutch putts in morning foursomes, and holing a bunker shot in the afternoon fourballs. Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson had the morning off and never trailed in their fourballs victory at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea. Sangmoon Bae and Hideki Matsuyama, who earned a key half-point in the morning, had the shortest match of the week when they beat Jimmy Walker and Chris Kirk, 6 and 5, in fourballs. Bae is playing his final event before his mandatory military service starts in South Korea. ”One of the best matches I ever played,” Bae said. On the longest day of the week – two sessions of four matches – this could have gone either way. The last three morning matches all went to the 18th hole. Spieth and Dustin Johnson won the last two holes for a 1-up win over Jason Day and Charl Schwartzel, while Matsuyama made birdie on the last hole for a halve, and Bubba Watson missing a 5-foot birdie on the 18th that would have given his side a win. The teams split both sessions. The pivotal match belonged to Grace and Oosthuizen, who were all square with the big-hitting American duo of Watson and J.B. Holmes. Grace was left of the green on the 16th when he chipped in, raising his arms before the ball even reached the cup and sharing a bear hug with his longtime South African friend. Oosthuizen had a chance to end it on the par-3 17th – the first time the South Africans played that hole in competition all week – but he missed a 6-foot putt when it was so dark he couldn’t see the line. The four players could barely see the 18th green because of the darkness. Oosthuizen hit into the water, and it was so dark that Grace didn’t even know it. From 263 yards with a chilly wind in his face, he blasted a 3-wood that narrowly cleared a bunker and settled on the edge of the green. Holmes and Watson, needing to win the hole to earn a halve, both missed the green and Grace rolled his eagle putt to tap-in range to close it out. ”The chip-in on 16 and the second into 18 showed he’s a world-class player,” Oosthuizen said. ”No moment is too big for him.” Oosthuizen said they went to Price after they won their opening match Thursday and offered to split up, knowing both were playing well and thinking perhaps they could bring another International player along. Price chose to keep them together, and it paid off. The Americans still have the lead, though the Presidents Cup has been so lopsided since 2005 that it almost feels like an International lead. History is still against the International team. No team trailing going into the last day has ever won.last_img read more

Carl Edward Diles

first_imgMr. Carl Edward Diles of Port Arthur died Monday, September 19 at Harbor Hospice House. A native of Hardin, Texas, he was a resident of Port Arthur for 65 years and was retired from Gulf/Chevron and the United States Army National Guard. Mr. Diles was a 1960 graduate of Lincoln High School, Port Arthur, Texas.He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Diles, his son, Carl Reginald Diles, his grandson, Carl “Slug” Jolivet, his sister, Rebecca Ann Giles, and his brother, Jimmy Washington. He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Willie Mae Jolivet Diles, his mother, Bernetha Jones Nickles, son, Gary Diles Sr. of Port Arthur, son, Edmond Francois Jr., of Austin, son, Eric Francois (Valerie) of Round Rock, sister, Carolyn Washington Wright, brother, Ervin Washington of Port Arthur, 9 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Next UpFamily and friends will celebrate the life of Mr. Diles, Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Rock Island Missionary Baptist Church with viewing from 1 pm to 2 pm and the funeral service at 2 pm. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home in Port Arthur, Texas.last_img read more

Psychologists uncover a prototypical vision of ‘wisdom’ shared across North American cultures

first_imgLinkedIn Email Pinterest The authors examined cultural-historical exemplars, provided by 209 Canadians and Americans in open-ended responses to a series of questions, and analyzed this research by generating three wisdom prototypes based on grouping the most prevalent examples from the first study.Over 100 different exemplars were mentioned during the study, but certain names, like Mahatma Gandhi, Jesus Christ, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King Jr., were more prevalent.Weststrate and colleagues found that the most frequently mentioned exemplars clustered into three basic “wisdom” prototypes: practical (Lincoln, Franklin), philosophical (Socrates, King Solomon), and benevolent (MLK Jr, Mother Teresa). They completed this task by utilizing data from 202 Americans, who were presented with all possible pairings of the most commonly named exemplars and asked to rate how similar they were to each other.While the benevolent and philosophical prototypes were often rated as wiser than the practical prototype, the researchers found 70% of the exemplars represented practical wisdom, 32% benevolent and 12% philosophical. Practical wisdom includes those who have insight into real-life issues and work strategically to deal with social problems.“We hope this research influences our evolving understanding of the concept of wisdom as far as psychological theories are concerned,” says Weststrate. “Wisdom is a quintessentially “human” concept, so the average person should have a good sense of what it is–their perspectives are an important source of information for psychologists to consider.”The authors remind us that no one type of wisdom is “best” and hope to conduct similar analyses across other cultures, “because the average person’s implicit theories are hugely affected by cultural factors,” says Weststrate. Further research could find other prototypes that “illuminate what people are striving for and how this differs regionally and globally.” Share on Facebookcenter_img Share Benjamin Franklin, Socrates, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa: All well-recognized names. In a recent study from Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, researchers studying Americans and Canadians found preferences for practical wisdom when people were asked to name important figures and tell stories about their wisdom.Psychologists Nic Weststrate and Michel Ferrari (University of Toronto) along with Sociologist Monika Ardelt (University of Florida) studied average people to determine how everyday people understand wisdom and uncovered a set of characteristics shared across North America that shape today’s prototypical vision of “wisdom.”“In North America, wisdom is a somewhat diverse concept–there is more than one way to be wise and each manifestation of wisdom has merits from a societal perspective,” says Weststrate. Share on Twitterlast_img read more

SMSI Promotes Rob Dunham To Vice President Of Los Alamos Operations

first_imgRob DunhamSMSI News:Rob Dunham has been promoted to SMSI’s Vice President of Los Alamos Operations.“Rob joined SMSI in 2014 and since that time has been integral in growing our office in Los Alamos by enhancing our capabilities and providing top-tier service to our clients,” SMSI President David O’Flynn said. “He has deep experience at LANL and client relationships across numerous programs.”Dunham holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and has more than 35 years of experience throughout the DOE / NNSA Complex and industry.Dunham and his wife Lisa-Jo moved to Los Alamos in 1998 and are the proud parents of two grown sons, Sean and Ryan.last_img

Stage set for 2018 endurance challenge

first_imgRoad Running Port Moresby road runners on Saturday afternoon finalised their preparations for this year’s endurance challenge, which starts next Sunday morning, with three events over new courses at Police Headquarters, Konedobu. This is a safe venue, just next to the freeway, and the shade in the late afternoon made it potentially a lovely setting. The big drawback was the traffic noise as it is right at the spot on the freeway where the rev-heads like to go full throttle for the climb up the mountain. Not that that bothered the runners. Although course convenor Simon Nutley could hardly be heard as he tried valiantly to belt out the instructions, no one got lost because just like last week at POM Grammar each of the three courses was over an out-and-back route with each turnaround at a roundabout. The short course over a 2-kilometre course turned at the new roundabout at the top of the Badihagwa Bypass. Raymond Ora christened it with a neat victory in 9 minutes and 30 seconds, just pushing Randy Thomas (9.31) into second place, followed by Peto Elijah (9.45), Titus Moroi (10.28), Peto Daniel (12.39) and Saka Toua (12.42). The famous Badihagwa roundabout was the turnaround point for the 3.4-km event in which Anton Michael took the spoils in 18.46. Rose Paul looks better every week and her 24.43 gave here outright second, while Georgina Unido came from the clouds to be third in 24.47. Bruce Alabaster flew home in 25.44. Graeme O’Flaherty had time to join in a game of touch footy that was taking place on the edge of the road. He intercepted a pass, scored a classic try, brought the house down, then had so much adrenalin pumping through his veins, he overtook Simon Nutley (29.44) and finished back at HQ with a swashbuckling 29.40.last_img read more

Matt Nagy explains why Bears plan to keep starting Mitchell Trubisky

first_img C.J. Mosley injury update: Jets linebacker (groin) out 5-6 weeks Matt Nagy still believes Mitchell Trubisky is the Bears’ guy.The Chicago coach told reporters Monday that the team plans to keep Trubisky as the starting quarterback over backup Chase Daniel, despite some huge errors Trubisky committed in Sunday’s 17-16 loss to the Chargers. Joe Flacco injury update: Broncos QB (neck) could be out 5-6 weeks, report says Bears’ Matt Nagy on team’s need to establish run game: ‘I’m not an idiot’ Trubisky threw for 253 yards and completed three throws of 30 yards or more to three different receivers.He also managed to get the offense within field goal range with less than a minute to play and give the Bears the shot at a victory, but kicker Eddy Pineiro missed the 41-yard attempt. “Again, this thing right here with Mitch, is he’s at a point right now where yesterday — as a matter of fact, I’ve got it on my sheet, my index card right here — there’s a bunch of yellow on here,” Nagy said. “There’s a lot of really good throws in yellow that he made.”I’ll just throw one out that’s a special throw — second-and-18 to Trey Burton across the middle. That’s a tough throw. And there’s several more on here that are really good throws, but that’s a special throw right there. Now, there’s others within the game that he can get better at. There’s one that he truly missed (to Taylor Gabriel). … He knew it right away. We all knew it. We’ll talk about it and we’ll try to hit it next time.”The Bears (3-4) will have a chance to get on track when they travel to face the Eagles (4-4) on Sunday. “Yes, there is,” Nagy said ( via the team’s website ) when asked if there was enough time for Trubisky to improve with the season half over. “And we understand that we didn’t get the win, but we felt there was definitely an improvement. We’re going to make sure that we keep our noses to the grind, we stay positive, we stay really positive because that’s who we are.”While Trubisky has struggled in the first half of the season, Nagy noted the third-year quarterback’s improvements from Sunday’s game, despite throwing an interception and having no touchdown. Related Newslast_img read more

Mbappe and Henry would have another link if France wins cup

first_imgST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Kylian Mbappe and Thierry Henry both attended France’s Clairefontaine academy before playing as left wingers at Monaco, and they both won French league titles as teenagers. Mbappe wants to replicate another one of Henry’s accomplishments — a World Cup title for France in his first tournament.Henry, 40, is France’s leading scorer with 51 goals, the 19-year-old Mbappe is Les Bleus’ new sensation, with three, matching Henry’s total from 1998 and 2006.If Mbappe scores again, France plays Uruguay in Friday’s quarterfinal , he would become the first Frenchman since 1958 to score four at a World Cup since Just Fontaine’s record 13 over six games in 1958 .Henry and Mbappe both share the electric pace Fontaine had, but with a far more rounded game than their illustrious predecessor.“I don’t really like to compare players from different generations, but they have a similar profile, with their speed and ability to beat players,” said France coach Didier Deschamps, captain of the 1998 champions. “I can only wish Kylian the same career as Thierry.”Deschamps said that after Mbappe’s debut in a qualifier at Luxembourg in March 2017. He already was hailing Mbappe’s maturity.“His biggest strength is his composure when he’s through on the goalkeeper,” Deschamps said. “That’s very rare at his age, and it’s why he’s so efficient.”Mbappe showed that in a 4-3 win against Argentina last Saturday , scoring two clinical second-half goals after earning a first-half penalty kick with an astonishing run from deep inside his own half. Mbappe stole the spotlight from five-time FIFA Player of the Year Lionel Messi, and he emerged as a candidate to join Neymar in the conversation for who is the world’s best player after Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo move on.Mbappe has played as a wide forward and as a central striker for both France and Paris Saint-Germain, joining from Monaco last year in a deal worth 180 million euros ($216 million). Playing alongside Neymar and Edinson Cavani in a star-studded attack, he helped PSG win all three domestic titles.Like Henry, Mbappe grew up in a Paris suburb: Mbappe in Bondy, Henry in Les Ulis. Mbappe has been active in the community and he says he will donate his World Cup earnings to a charity that organizes sports for children with disabilities.Mbappe scored six goals in his first 19 international games and Henry seven: three at the 1998 World Cup and two when France won the European Championship in 2000.Henry’s pro career was launched in 1994 by Monaco coach Arsene Wenger, who brought him to Arsenal from Italian side Juventus five years later. Henry scored at least 20 league goals in six consecutive seasons for Arsenal, and a club record 228 in all competitions for the Gunners.Wenger moved Henry to Monaco’s first team after Henry scored more than 40 goals the under-17 team in one year.“Henry already had a great attitude. He was already mature and didn’t need anyone to control him,” youth coach Paul Pietri told The Associated Press. “He crushed everyone with his physique, his strength. He could carry the attack all by himself, he could do everything.”A 76-year-old Corsican now in retirement after nearly 30 years on Monaco’s staff, Pietri recalled exactly when Henry’s “natural class” first stood out.“We went to a tournament in Italy, which we always did at the start of the year,” Pietri said. “We beat Lazio 5-3, with three goals from Henry. Then we drew 3-3 against AC Milan, with three goals from Henry. I told myself ‘This lad can play with the pros.’ Wenger took him.”But Pietri adds a note of caution when predicting Mbappe’s future.“What we need to see is if Mbappe lasts 15 years. You shouldn’t forget Henry is Arsenal’s leading scorer, the best they ever had,” Pietri said.___Follow Jerome Pugmire on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jeromepugmire___More AP World Cup coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/WorldCup In this Saturday, June 30, 2018 file photo, France’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal during their round of 16 match against Argentina, at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia. (AP Photo/David Vincent, file)last_img read more

NFL players union files grievance over anthem policy

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL Players Association filed a grievance with the league on Tuesday challenging its national anthem policy. The union says that the new policy, which the league imposed without consultation with the NFLPA, is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and infringes on players’ rights. The filing met a statute of limitations deadline and will be heard by an independent arbitrator, an NFLPA spokesman said.In May, the NFL approved its national anthem policy at its owners meetings in Atlanta. The policy allows players to protest during the national anthem by staying in the locker room, but forbids them from sitting or taking a knee if they’re on the field or the sidelines.Teams will be subject to fines if players don’t comply and will have the option of punishing players.When the league announced the policy, Commissioner Roger Goodell called it a compromise aimed at putting the focus back on football after a tumultuous year in which television ratings dipped nearly 10 percent; some blamed the protests for such a drop. The union said at that time that it would file a grievance against any change in the collective bargaining agreement.The union said Tuesday it has proposed having its executive committee talking to the NFL instead of proceeding with litigation. The union said the NFL has agreed to those discussions.The NFL did not immediately comment about the union’s action.San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneels during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)In 2016, then-49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick began protesting police brutality and social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem, and the demonstration spread to other players and teams. It became one of the most controversial and sensitive issues in the NFL, with players saying their messages last year were being misconstrued, while others — including President Donald Trump — called them unpatriotic. Trump even said NFL owners should fire any player who refused to stand during the anthem.Following those comments, more than 200 players protested during the anthem that weekend before the number of protesters dwindled as the season progressed.“We’re here for a bigger platform,” Raiders tight end Jared Cook said during the spring. “We’re not just athletes. We’re people that live this. It’s people in our neighborhood, it’s people that we grew up with, it’s people that we know who are actually living through these circumstances. So when we speak on it, it’s not like we’re just speaking out of the side of our neck. It’s things that actually touch home and things that we can actually relate to.“All I have to say is, I just think it’s sad that it’s veered from something that stood for good and the whole narrative has changed into something that’s negative when that was not what it was initially about in the first place.”The NFL started requiring players to be on the field for the anthem in 2009 — the year it signed a marketing deal with the military.“We want people to be respectful of the national anthem. We want people to stand,” Goodell said at the May meetings, when he dismissed concerns about the lack of union involvement by contending the league met with countless players over the past year.“We’ve been very sensitive on making sure that we give players choices,” the commissioner added, “but we do believe that moment is an important moment and one that we are going to focus on.”The league and the Players Coalition have been working in tandem on efforts to support player initiatives in the community and for a variety of social issues. The NFL is committing $90 million over the next seven years to social justice causes in a three-segment plan that involves league players.___For more AP NFL coverage: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL In this Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, from bottom left, kneels with safety Eric Reid, wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and wide receiver Louis Murphy during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)last_img read more

Black Dragon Kickboxing Club Prepare for World Championships

first_imgA squad of eleven from The Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Gym will travel to Tuscany at the end of the month as part of an almost 50 strong  IKF Irish Kickboxing Team to take part in the 2016 Unified World Martial Arts Championships.A huge thanks to all of our sponsors for helping with the fundraising and indeed to everybody who took part in our Annual 5k road run, our Kickathon, our bag packing in Dunnes Stores Terryland and anyone who came and supported our fund raising Fight Night in the Clayton on August 6th and perhaps bought a raffle ticket.To everyone who bought a ticket for our giant Easter egg last April or supported our cause in any way.In return, we will once again promise to do our utmost to bring back even more honours to the City Of The Tribes as we take part in the largest Martial Arts Championships on the planet Earth.Without all this help from lots of good, kind hearted people, we would surely struggle to field such a strong team so once again, thank you one and all so much.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more