Tiger Woods hits out of a bunker on the 18th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Even with a tee shot into the water for another double bogey, Tiger Woods could see the big picture in the Honda Classic.He was four shots out of the lead going into the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Defending champion Rickie Fowler had six bogeys on his front nine and shot 77 to miss the cut.“It’s unfortunate that the greens have changed this much in a year,” Fowler said. “They typically get slick and quick on the weekend because they dry out, but at least there’s some sort of surface. But like I said, everyone’s playing the same greens.”It looked as though List was playing a different course when he went out with a bogey-free 32 on the back nine, added a pair of birdies on the front nine and then dropped his only shot when he caught an awkward lie in the bunker on the par-3 seventh.“It’s very relentless,” List said. “There’s not really too many easy holes, but if you hit fairways and go from there, you can make a few birdies out there.”List and Lovemark, both Californians, have never won on the PGA Tour. This is the third time List has had at least a share of the 36- hole lead, most recently in South Korea at the CJ Cup, where he shot 76-72 on the weekend.“It’s kind of irrelevant because there’s going to be 30 guys within a couple shots of the lead,” List said. “It’s going to be that type of week.”He was exaggerating — there were 11 players within three shots of the lead.And there was another guy four shots behind.Woods brought big energy to a Friday afternoon that already was hopping before he overcame a sluggish start and holed a 25-foot birdie putt on No. 9 to make the turn at 1 under for his round, and leaving him two shots out of the lead. Everyone knew it just from listening to the roars.Woods had his chances, twice missing birdie putts from inside 10 feet at Nos. 10 and 12, sandwiched around a 12-foot par save. His round appeared to come undone when he found the water on the 15th and made double bogey for the second straight day. PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Chemistry between Ross, Lassiter made SMB’s winning play happen MOST READ 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 Then, he hit out of a fairway bunker, over the water and onto the green at the dangerous 16th hole and faced a 65-foot putt. He misread the speed and the line, so badly that it was similar to a car driving from Chicago to Denver and winding up in Phoenix. A bogey dropped him to 2 over.The big moment was the 17th hole, 184 waters into the wind and over water. That’s where Rory McIlroy made triple bogey earlier in the day that ruined his otherwise solid round of 72, leaving him seven behind. Making it even tougher for Woods is the Brandt Snedeker hit 5-iron before him to about 6 feet. Woods got to the tee and the wind died, meaning 5-iron was too much and 6-iron wouldn’t clear the water.He went with the 5-iron.“I started that thing pretty far left and hit a pretty big cut in there because I had just too much stick,” Wood said.It landed 12 feet below the hole for a birdie putt.Thomas made 17 pars and a double bogey when he three-putted from 6 feet on No. 16. He felt the same way as Woods.“I’m in a good spot — really good spot — going into this week,” Thomas said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Luke List delivered a round not many others found possible in such difficult conditions Friday, a 4-under 66 that gave him a share of the lead with Jamie Lovemark (69). They were at 3-under 137, the highest score to lead at the halfway point of the Honda Classic since it moved to PGA National in 2007.So bunched were the scores that Woods was four shots out of the lead and four shots from last place among the 76 players who made the cut at 5-over 145. More importantly, he only had 13 players in front of him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“This is a difficult golf course right now,” Woods said. “Making pars is a good thing. I’ve done that, and I’m right there with a chance.”And he has plenty of company. Read Next ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte LATEST STORIES 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. Tommy Fleetwood, who won the Race to Dubai on the European Tour last year, scratched out a 68 and was one shot out of the lead along with Webb Simpson (72), Russell Henley (70) and Rory Sabbatini (69).Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger each shot 72 and were in a large group at 139. They were among only 10 players remaining under par.Fleetwood laughed when asked the last time he was at 2 under after 36 holes and only one shot out of the lead.“Maybe some junior event,” he said. “It’s good, though. These are the toughest test in golf. Generally, one of the best players prevail at the end of weeks like this. Weeks like this challenge you to the ultimate level. Whether you shoot two 80s or you lead after two rounds, you can see what you need to do and see where your game is. Because this is as hard as it’s ever going to get for you.”The difficulty was primarily from the wind, which blew just as hard in the morning when List shot his 66 as it did in the afternoon. More aggravating to the players are the greens, which are old and bare, firm and crusty. It’s a recipe for not making many putts.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe
As expected, Chinese smartphone company Meizu made its debut in India on Monday with its flagship M1 Note phablet. The company took to its official Meizu India Facebook page and Twitter handle to make the formal announcement.Announcing the launch, Meizu said that the M1 Note will be available for grabs starting May 20 from 2PM IST exclusively via online retail site Amazon.in. The company has however not disclosed the pricing of the device yet.Meizu #m1note will be available exclusively at Amazon.in on 2:00 PM, May 20th. http://t.co/BmhJ04ACMf pic.twitter.com/eiRL4JCfrv MEIZU India (@Meizu_India) May 18, 2015Also, unlike its other Chinese counterparts like Xiaomi and OnePlus, Meizu has decided to opt for an open sale model to sell its debut device in India. Buyers won’t have to pre-register to grab on to the M1 Note.First launched in December 2014 in China, Meizu’s M1 Note comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD IGZO capacitive touchscreen display with a 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution which roughly translates to 403 ppi.It is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 64 bit SoC coupled with 2GB RAM. It comes in 16 and 32GB internal memory options (non-expandable).The dual-SIM device runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box with the company’s own Flyme 4.0 UI on top.It sports a 13MP rear camera with dual-LED flash and a 5MP front camera. The device supports 4G LTE and is backed by a 3,140mAh battery.The Meizu M1 Note that bears stark resemblance to Apple’s iPhone 5C comes in various colour options including green, pink, blue, yellow and white.advertisementThe handset retails at around CNY 999 in China which roughly translates to Rs.10,000. If at all the company prices it on similar grounds, the M1 Note would compete with the likes of the Yu Yureka, the Redmi Note 4G, even the Mi 4i as well as the Honor 4X among others.
New Delhi, Oct 21 (PTI) More than 200 Indian and international grapplers will be put under the hammer when the Pro Wrestling League Players Auction is held here on November 3. About 100 top international wrestlers from 25 countries, including Olympic and World Championship stars, and over a 100 Indian wrestlers will come under the hammer. The wrestlers include more than 20 medal winners from the World Wrestling Championship held in Las Vegas last month. Others include medal winners in European Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and other international events, according to a release. Wrestling Federation of India President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said that PWL will be a landmark in the history of the sport. “The PWL Players Auction will be a big landmark in the history of sport. It will give the six franchises the opportunity to bid for the best players and complete their squads,” said Singh. “The player pool is so rich in talent that after the auction we will have six squads to offer highly competitive action for wrestling lovers.” The bid for the Olympic and World Championship winners will start at the base price of USD 50,000. Each team has a player auction purse of Rs 2 crore. Each team will have a marquee player. The bid for marquee player too will start at the base price of USD 50,000. As many as 60 players will find buyers since each of the six teams will have 10 players, including four women — a maximum of four overseas players and six Indians. “We are sure that all players picked will be delighted with the financial reward to play in the league,” Singh added. The Deol family of the Bollywood and GMR Group, which also Delhi Daredevils IPL team, are among the six PWL franchisees. More PTI PDS PDSadvertisement
Protests for holding of jallikattu and banning animal rights group People for PETA refused to ebb in Tamil Nadu with Chennai’s Marina Beach witnessing a massive gathering of thousands of youths. The continuing presence of the demonstrators on the beach has necessitated police to be deployed. The uprising, which on Wednesday entered its second day, threatened to spill over to Thursday with demonstrators rejecting Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam’s appeal to end the protest. 31 colleges that took part in Wednesday’s protests will remain shut on Thursday.Through the day on Wednesday, the protesters at Marina Beach saw support coming in from several quarters. Students of Chennai’s SRM University announced a protestoutside their institution, employees of IT companies streamed out oftheir offices in solidarity, and lawyers in Namakkal district announced a boycott of courts. Popular actor Vijay came out in support via a video message in which he said, “Jallikattu is every Tamilian’s identity. Those who areprotesting against the ban on Jallikattu are united by the feeling thatthey are Tamilians but not out of compulsion or political pressure.”Actor Suriya, in between his promotional tour for upcoming Tamil action ‘C3’, lashed out at animal rights advocacy group PETA. Actor GV Prakash andsinger-lyricist Arunraja Kamaraj, on the other hand, joined the silentprotest at Chennai’s Marina Beach while filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj leddemonstrators in Madurai.Also read: Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu CM to meet PM Narendra Modi tomorrow to ask for ordinance, wants protest withdrawn The demonstrations intensified on Tuesday after reports emerged that jallikattu protesters in the Alanganallur town of Madurai district had been arrested. The Marina Beach turned into a sea of people, with several thousands of young men and women demanding an end to the ban on jallikattu while insisting that PETA, which opposes the bull-taming sport, be banned.advertisementThe Supreme Court banned Jallikattu in May 2014.Also read: Jallikattu protest: Sasikala releases statement blaming DMK, PETA for ban on sport (With inputs from agencies)
Ahead of his 100th One-Day International (ODI) at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday, Australia skipper Steve Smith reacted his predecessor Michael Clarke’s remark that his leadership is being challenged, saying he is not “in a bad place” at the moment.”I don’t think I am in a bad place in my captaincy. Obviously, results haven’t been as we liked for a little while and that’s something we are trying to rectify. Guys are working hard and are ensuring that the job is done out there,” Smith told reporters before the the second ODI.As captain of the ODI side, the 28-year-old has won 23 matches and lost 16 in the 42 games he was in-charge so far between 2015-2017. Compared to Clarke, who captained Australia between 2008-2015, in white-ball cricket, Smith’s winning percentage is 58.97 to the former’s 70.42. (Rain batters Kolkata ahead of crucial ODI, Warner and Faulkner go out for coffee)Clarke on Tuesday had said Smith’s captaincy is “being challenged” and that he needs to find a way to win cricket matches.The Aussies are trailing 0-1 in the five-match series and have not been in good form lately bowing out in the group stages of the ICC Champions Trophy.”It’s disappointing start the series with a loss but we have another game tomorrow and we will try and turn things around,” Smith said. (Grass on Eden Gardens wicket more than I’ve seen, says Smith)Asked which would he pick as his best innings going into a century of ODIs, Smith said his ton (105) against India in the 2015 World Cup semi-final was one of his better knocks.advertisement”My most memorable innings would be the hundred I scored in the SCG in the semifinal against India. Pretty big game, it was good to stand up and get to score that, we lost a wicket pretty early and I was able to forge a partnership with (Aaron) Finch and yes that’s one my better hundreds in a big occasion,” the Australian captain said. (Australia back in Kolkata after 14 years to take on dominant India)Smith started as a leg-spinner in his career to then transform himself into one of the world’s finest batsmen.Talking about his evolution as a player, he said: “I think I have evolved a lot as a white ball player. When I started playing ODI cricket, my first 30 odd games, I’ve played more as a bowler. So had to change a bit there. Been batting at No. 3 for a while now. So had to find the right tempo of game, whether it’s hitting the fielders in the deep or knowing the right time to hit a boundary.”I think you learn as you play and yes excited to be playing my 100th game tomorrow.” (Australia prepared for Kohli, Pandya came out of syllabus)The skipper also said he is still learning as a No.3 batsman.”I am still learning. I think you’re always learning and trying to get better. You are never satisfied and I’ve learnt a lot along the way.”Coming to the match on Thursday, Smith said they are not concerned about playing spin and are ready to take on the Indians.”I think ODI cricket is different to Test cricket. The other day it was a shortened game. I think in 50 overs we got a lot longer to see the bowlers and knock them to the men in the outfield and get an opportunity getting to the innings. The other day, it was more like a T20 game. So if it’s 50 overs guys will have a chance to give into their groove and it won’t be an issue.”Australia will have to play without the services of pacers Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and batsman Aaron Finch on Thursday.”It’s never ideal but that’s part of the game. Starc, Hazlewood and Finch are out, two of our top bowlers. I thought the guys that opened (bowling) the other day, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Pat Cummins were exceptional and it’s a good opportunity for guys to put their hands up. We believe in these guys and we have a team here that can hopefully challenge India in the next few games,” Smith said.
Bajaj Qute launch scheduled in India on April 18, prices expected to start from Rs 2.63 lakhDesigned for intra city travel, Bajaj Qute gets a 216.6 cc, four-stroke, twin spark-ignition, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine. The petrol variant delivers 9.70 KW of power and 18.9 Nm of torque and the CNG variant is good for 8.08 KW of power and 16.1 Nm of torque. Varun Singh New DelhiApril 17, 2019UPDATED: April 17, 2019 19:08 IST Bajaj Qute can accommodate four people, including the driver.HIGHLIGHTSThe engine of Bajaj Qute is mated to a five-speed gearbox.Bajaj claims mileage figures of 35 km/l for the petrol variant and 43 km/kg for the CNG variant.The quadricycle can touch a maximum speed of 70 kmph.Bajaj will launch its compact quadricycle Qute in India on April 18. While the petrol variant of Bajaj Qute is expected to be priced at Rs 2.63 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the CNG-variant might cost Rs 20,000 more at Rs 2.83 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).Designed for intra city travel, Bajaj Qute gets a 216.6 cc, four-stroke, twin spark-ignition, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine. The petrol variant delivers 9.70 KW of power and 18.9 Nm of torque and the CNG variant is good for 8.08 KW of power and 16.1 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox. Bajaj claims mileage figures of 35 km/l for the petrol variant and 43 km/kg for the CNG variant.Bajaj Qute has a length and width of 2,752 mm and 1,312 mm, respectively. While the height is 1,652 mm, the wheelbase is 1,925 mm. It gets a small turning radius of 3.5 metres. Bajaj Qute can accommodate four people, including the driver. With a kerb weight of 451 kg, the quadricycle can touch a maximum speed of 70 kmph.According to the company, Qute gets a high strength monocoque body and impact-resistant plastic closures along with lockable doors, hard rooftop and front and rear seatbelts. Bajaj Qute has also got approval from ARAI after meeting the stringent Indian quadricycle norms.ALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza to soon get petrol engine, to rival Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300ALSO READ | Ford Mustang sells 1,13,066 units in 2018, becomes world’s best-selling sports coupe for 4th straight yearALSO READ | Hyundai Venue to be unveiled today, expected price and here is why it should interest youadvertisementGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow new launchFollow 2019 launchFollow Quadricycle launchFollow 2019 Quadricycle launch Next
The Government is to develop a policy framework, which will redefine the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as a protection and service organisation.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said the policy is expected to be in place by November 2017.“That will become the launching pad for a discussion about what our new Jamaica protection and service institution will be; (and) what should our new law-enforcement institution be,” he noted.He said it is hoped that the policy will also change people’s perception of the JCF.“I think that once we get to that point where the people recognise that the JCF is there to serve us, then their job, the Commissioner’s job will be much easier, because at that point, we would have enlisted the entire community in this business of enforcing the law and supporting the rule of law,” he added.The Prime Minster made the remarks as he joined scores of volunteers at the Central Police Station in downtown Kingston yesterday (May 23), to beautify the facility as part of activities for Labour Day 2017.Central Police Station was one of two national projects. The other was the renovation of the Ward Theatre, also located in downtown Kingston.The scope of work at the Central Police Station included cleaning, bushing and painting as well as landscaping.The police station has also been selected as one of 55 sites across the island where a mural will be painted as part of the ‘Jamaica 55’ celebrations.The JCF, among other things, is responsible for the maintenance of law and order, the prevention and detection of crime, the investigation of alleged crimes, the protection of life and property and the enforcement of all criminal laws as defined by the Jamaican Penal Code. Story Highlights The Prime Minster made the remarks as he joined scores of volunteers at the Central Police Station in downtown Kingston yesterday (May 23), to beautify the facility as part of activities for Labour Day 2017. The Government is to develop a policy framework, which will redefine the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as a protection and service organisation. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said the policy is expected to be in place by November 2017.
TORONTO – The cold snap gripping much of Canada is even keeping the polar bear dippers out of the water.The Toronto Polar Bear Club has cancelled its New Year’s Day polar bear dip for the first time in 13 years.The club says participant safety and ice conditions at Toronto’s Sunnyside Beach led to the decision to cancel.The club says it’s looking into running the event on a later date, but is encouraging anyone doing their own “mini polar bear dip” on New Year’s Day to post video to Facebook or Twitter.For alternatives to a dip, it suggests jumping in a snowbank or making snow angels while wearing a bathing suit.“If we can’t be together tomorrow, let’s be together in spirit!” the club said Sunday in tweets and a Facebook posting.
APTN National NewsThe family of a young man shot and killed by Vancouver Transit police in December want answers as to why deadly force was used.This is the first time that Metro Vancouver Transit police used lethal force since getting approval to carry guns in 2005.APTN’s Tina House has this story.
By Majid MorceliSan Francesco – Thursday evening, Morocco’s news Channel referred to the Egyptian president, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi as the architect of the military coup, and to Mohamed Morsi as President-elect. This is clearly a new development in the relations between Morocco and Egypt, the majority of Moroccans watching the news last night were shocked and could not believe what is taken place. Moroccan king was among the first world leaders to congratulate the Egyptian president on “winning” the Egyptian presidential elections and made sure that Morocco was represented by his Minister of Foreign Affairs in the president’s investiture. The questions Moroccans are now asking is: What happened? What made Morocco take a U turn?Since El Sissi’s coming to power, Moroccans have witnessed a barrage of attacks and insults from Egyptian television anchors and movie stars to religious leaders but never from any Egyptian government officials.It is no secret that El Sissi and his government are doing everything possible to get on the good side of Algeria and some unconfirmed reports indicate that Egypt is now subscribing the Algeria’s doctrine regarding the Moroccan Sahara. Could this be the reason Morocco is throwing the first punch?One thing is sure; this move is a shock to many observers and will consequently engender a big battle for Morocco in the international Arena in the coming months. Let’s hope that it is not a careless move on the part of the decisions makers in Morocco.The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Morocco World News’ editorial policy© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:Gardner Denver Holdings Inc., up $4.50 to $32.55The industrial machinery company is in talks to merge with a division of Ingersoll-Rand, according to media reports.Occidental Petroleum Corp., down $1.18 to $60.13Anadarko is resurrecting buyout talks with the oil company, setting up a bidding war with Chevron.Armstrong World Industries Inc., down 59 cents to $87.15The ceiling and wall systems maker reported first quarter revenue that was weaker than analysts anticipated.Restaurant Brands International Inc., down 96 cents to $65.50The operator of Burger King and Tim Hortons reported slower sales growth and its profit missed analysts’ forecasts.Momo Inc., down $2.51 to $34.36The China-based social media company says its Tantan dating app was removed from mobile stores on government orders.Spotify Technology SA, down 11 cents to $138.14The music streaming app reported a sharper first quarter loss than analysts had forecast.McDermott International Inc., down 66 cents to $8.92The offshore drilling platforms company expects stronger results later this year and raised its profit forecast.Bank of America Corp., up 42 cents to $30.77The bank and its peers benefited from a government report showing a surge in consumer spending last month.The Associated Press
Grange Resources’ Savage River iron ore mine in Tasmania, Australia saw the opportunity to further safeguard its operators on site by equipping its mobile equipment with remote controls. Implementing remote control technology has allowed Savage River’s operators to control machines from a safe location, away from potential hazards brought on by the frequent, heavy, rainfall experienced on site.RCT’s relationship with Savage River began with the installation of the ControlMaster® Line-of-Sight remotes on two of the site’s Caterpillar D10T dozers. Pleased with the performance of the technology, the site then called upon RCT’s help to customise a Line-of-Sight package for their Hitachi EX1200 excavator which would allow them to interchange the excavator with a rock breaker attachment. The excavator was being used to dig holes and trenches and perform batter scaling and the modification would see the machine being used for normal excavation works and for rock breaking if there was a blockage in the main crusher.While RCT’s Custom department had completed this modification previously, it was the first time it had applied the technology and functionality onto a mobile piece of equipment. “RCT was very professional and came up with a package that suited our requirements,” said Savage River’s Mobile Maintenance Manager Greg Ling. “Combining the two attachments on the one machine allows the site to increase productivity as there’s no need to change machines,” said Ling.RCT’s expertise was also called upon to develop and install a remote package to Savage River’s Hitachi EX1900 excavator used for the larger jobs on site in areas that were not safely accessible for operators. By installing remotes on mobile machinery such as excavators, it removes operators from the cab of a machine operating in a potentially dangerous environment and allows the site to continue to work efficiently. Ling said there were numerous benefits to progressing with Smart Technology company RCT, including the local support provided which ensure any downtime was kept to a minimum.“We were fortunate to regularly deal with the same Brisbane-based technician over the years and as a result he is highly regarded amongst the team,” he said. “In addition to this, the training received from RCT was excellent. In turn, it enabled us to complete the minor services needed on the systems ourselves.” “All in all, the RCT systems are generally trouble-free and easy-to-use. All the systems have provided Savage River with the tools necessary to carry out high-risk work, while keeping our people safe, allowing them to operate mobile machinery away in either a dedicated remote station or a Landcruiser troop carrier,” said Ling.
← Previous Story MACEDONIA: GREEN LIGHT FOR VUGRINEC! Next Story → DREAM ABOUT F4: Veszprem at TOP 8! VELUX EHF CL TOP 16 – SECOND MATCHES:Saturday:MVM MKB VESZPREM – WISLA PLOCK (14.00) – first match 33:34SG FLENSBURG – CELJE PL (17.30) – 25:26FC BARCELONA – AaB AALBORG (20.30) – 29:22Sunday:KIF KOLDING – METALURG SKOPJE (16.45) – 17:23PSG – GORENJE (17) – 28:30THW KIEL – MOTOR (17.15) – 31:28HSV – VARDAR (18:45) – 28:28Monday:RHEIN NECKAR LOWEN – VIVE TARGI KIELCE – first match 28:32 Velux EHF CL
THE FACT THAT marriage is in decline is widely recognised: according to the United Nations’ statistics on marriage trends, 87 per cent of the world’s population lives in countries where marriage levels have fallen since the 1980s. In Ireland, the rate fell from 5.4 per 1,000 of the estimated population in 1950 to 4.6 in 2012. Not a staggering stat, sure, but hey, it’s not a subject we tend to take lightly.What’s less widely agreed upon is the force that has driven this drop. Any number of special interest groups will spout any number of suggestions that fulfil their special interests: absent fathers, gay marriage, young people being selfish – or, well, because sometimes people do things like this and that could put anyone off marriage (and is that… Boris Johnson?)Another suggested reason for the drop in “I dos” has recently entered the fray: according to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, 32 per cent of internet users agree with the statement that “online dating keeps people from settling down because they always have options for people to date.”The impression that perfection is ‘out there’An unsettling statement, for sure. Is settling down – whether that’s in matrimony or simply committing to someone you love – becoming another casualty of society’s increasing need for instant gratification? Is starting a relationship considered as offhanded an act as my recent purchase of a never-to-be-used madeleine tin on Amazon (note to self: sauvignon blanc and 1-Click shopping do not mix)? Or do online dating sites give the impression that perfection is out there, somewhere, and it’s simply a matter of trial and error until you find it?During my brief foray into internet dating, I found this aspect intolerable. Instead of a vague checklist of a partner’s desirable qualities in my head, which, face to face, could be completely overruled by humour or charm (admittedly, sometimes to my detriment), I had, in front of me, an actual checklist, which put a green tick or red cross next to every aspect of life I and potential dates agreed or disagreed on. Was my all-green guy out there? Well, this guy had more ticks then that guy, but there must be someone with even more ticks than he has, so I’ll just see…I’m not by any means saying that strong, healthy relationships can’t be found online – quite the contrary, as I know a number of happily committed couples who met via internet dating. Pew confirms this too, citing the fact that 5 per cent of Americans who are currently married or in a long-term partnership met their partner somewhere online. But for many people, dating websites can indulge the fantasy that there’s always someone else, someone who might just be that little bit better.An obvious pitfall of this illusion is also spelled out by the research: 54 per cent of those surveyed believe someone else has “seriously misrepresented themselves in their profile”. So, after all that searching, Mr or Ms Green Ticks may well not be all that they seem.The ugly underbelly of social networksThis fantasy-driven behaviour extends further into the ugly underbelly of social networks, to things like checking up on exes online. Nearly a quarter of Pew’s respondents said they have searched for information online about someone they dated in the past (the other three quarters obviously lied – oh shush now, you know you did). While the underlying motivation may be different, in extreme cases, this behaviour can have the same consequences as seeking perfection on dating websites: it can stop you from moving on with your life, ultimately, preventing you from committing to a new relationship that might just work if you stick with it (and that’s not just me talking bollocks: there was an academic study about it and everything).And, also similar to dating sites, there’s always the consideration that you’re not gaining true insight into what your ex’s life is like now, but rather merely how they wish to present themselves – something of which all social network users, to varying degrees, are inevitably guilty.So, basically, we’re as fecked as we were before all these dating and networking sites were created: no one’s perfect, some people are never satisfied, and breaking up is hard to do. Bloody hell, at least when we met in pubs and at parties, all this atrocious behaviour could be blamed on booze.You can see how Molly wishes to present herself on Twitter: @MollyGarbodenRead: 10 distinctly Irish relationship problemsRead: Want to know your chances of finding true love in college?
Nicolas Hulot plébiscité par les écologistes pour les primaires d’EELVIl y a quelques semaines, Nicolas Hulot déclarait réfléchir à une éventuelle candidature à l’élection présidentielle de 2012. Une idée qui reçoit le soutien des Verts, et notamment de Denis Baupin, adjoint au maire de Paris chargé de l’environnement. Pour lui, cette candidature “serait une excellente nouvelle pour l’écologie”.Dans un entretien accordé au Figaro, Denis Baupin estime que la candidature de Nicolas Hulot, “au même titre que celle d’Eva Joly”, constituerait un pas important pour les écologistes. Cette candidature serait “la preuve que l’époque où l’écologie politique était repliée sur elle-même est révolue”, estime l’élu Europe Ecologie-Les Verts (EELV).À lire aussiJournée mondiale de l’environnement : Quelques astuces pour un mode de vie plus écolo au bureauPersonnage médiatique très apprécié de l’opinion publique, de droite comme de gauche, Nicolas Hulot “a fait du chemin. Aujourd’hui il incarne nos aspirations à concilier la sauvegarde de la planète et la justice sociale”, souligne Denis Baupin, jugeant “inconcevable” l’absence d’un candidat écologiste aux présidentielles de 2012. Le PS plaide de son côté en faveur d’un projet commun, et se montre réfractaire à la candidature d’EELV aux élections.Le parti écologiste organisera ses primaires au cours de l’été. Pour l’heure, seuls Eva Joly et Yves Cochet se sont portés candidats. Il y a quelques semaines, à l’occasion du vingtième anniversaire de sa fondation, Nicolas Hulot affirmait ne pas exclure la possibilité de se présenter, et promettait de prendre sa décision avant l’été. “Très sincèrement, j’y réfléchis, mais jusqu’à présent ce n’est pas ma priorité, ce n’est pas mon ambition. Je ne suis pas convaincu que je sois armé pour ça”, avait-il toutefois confié lors d’une session de questions-réponses avec les Français.Le 26 janvier 2011 à 16:34 • Emmanuel Perrin
Microsoft dévoile ses projets pour Windows Phone 7Steve Ballmer, le PDG de Microsoft, a présenté à la presse les prochaines évolutions de son OS Windows Phone 7. Des modifications importantes sont à prévoir. Windows Phone 7 accuse un certain retard sur ses concurrents l’iOS d’Apple et Android de Google. 2011 sera l’année du renouveau pour Microsoft et Steve Ballmer a livré les desseins prévus pour son système d’exploitation. Plusieurs mises à jour régulières devraient faire leur apparition. La première démarre au mois de mars avec l’intégration du copier-coller. D’autres opérations permettront d’intégrer Internet Explorer 9, plus adapté au mobile que ses prédécesseurs, ainsi que le multi-tâches. De plus, les documents Office pourront être consultés et modifiés via le cloud. Un flux Twitter permettra de consulter plus rapidement son statut et un système de reconnaissance permettra de jouer via le Kinect. Le 15 février 2011 à 11:33 • Emmanuel Perrin
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (12-7) defeated Wakefield by a score of 12-0 on Memorial Day in a shortened game.Wilmington banged out four home runs, 2 triples, 1 double and 7 singles on their way to a dominating win.After one inning, the Wildcats led 3-0. Dana Goulet (3-4, 4 RBI) led off with a homerun. Three batters later, Ally Moran (3-4. 5 RBI) had a two run homerun, plating Antonia Kieran who had reached on an error.In the second, the Wildcats scored three runs again via singles by Goulet and Kieran and a double by Moran.In the fourth, the Wildcats scored twice when Ryan Bailey had an RBI triple with Emily Wright scoring. Ally Moran came out and got her third consecutive hit – an RBI single.In he fifth, Aliyah Tang used her speed and had an infield hit. Dana Goulet followed with her second homerun of the day – a two-run blast.In the sixth, the Wildcats scored two more runs to end the game by the slaughter rule. Antonia Kieran led off with a triple and Liz Gordon had her own two-run shot to complete the scoring for the game.Ally Moran continues her outstanding pitching allowing only one hit while striking out 6.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Crush Belmont For First Victory Of SeasonIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Wrap Up Regular Season With 10-0 WinIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Lose To Melrose By 1 Run, Storm Back With 12-Run Win Over Greater LowellIn “Sports”
Ongole: The People’s Action for Rural Awakening (PARA) organised a workshop on human rights at the Government Institution of Education Training at Minampadu on Friday. The college principal Dr K Venkateswarlu participated in the programme as the chief guest and said that the teachers should know about human rights and also the rights as teachers. Also Read – Fit India rally held in Vijayawada Advertise With Us The PARA district coordinator and resource person Vemu Ramanjaneyulu explained that the respect over other person increases only when the opposite person try to understand him and it is an internal part of human rights. He explained about the human rights, international civilian rights, India- Constitution- Civil Rights, Women’s rights, child rights, Dalit rights and others to the teaching students. He wished that the teachers would become human rights experts in the future. Later the principal inaugurated the handbook on human rights for the B Ed / D Ed students and distributed the same to the students. The college lecturer T Bhaskara Rao, NGO representative S Amrutha Raj and about 150 students also participated in the programme.
MS Dhoni wearing the glove containing the ‘Balidaan Badge’.IANSFormer Indian wicket-keeper and chief selector Kiran More reportedly stated that the current national selectors should respect Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s decisions and communicate properly with him regarding the future oh the 38-year-old’s career. The former Indian player as quoted by the Times of India said that Team India need to start preparing for the 2023 World Cup immediately and should talk about the future of the team with Dhoni.”You know exactly how the current squad has performed. Now, you need to envision how they would be placed in another couple of years. Get back-up players ready and give them enough chances to prove themselves,” said More as quoted by TOI.”However, you need to be careful and not create insecurity among players. When it comes to someone like Dhoni, you go and speak to him about his plans. You respect his decision and also convey to him what you feel is the way ahead for the team. Communication is very important,” he further added.On the other hand, another former selector and skipper of the Indian team, Dilip Vengsarkar said that the selectors need to review the performance of the players and draw a proper roadmap for the future of Team India. Virat Kohli and the India team are in a desperate mode now. Reuters”Well, you have to have the courage and conviction. It’s the job of the selectors to review performances and draw a roadmap for the future,” Vengsarkar told TOI.”You need to know who exactly are the players who fit into your Test pool, ODI pool and T20 pool. Track their performance, identify bench strength and create options. It’s also important to keep the think-tank in the loop and seek their suggestions about the road ahead,” he further added.The Indian selectors will pick the team for the West Indies tour on Friday. Already, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced himself unavailable for the tour. Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya will also be rested while the former has mentioned his intentions of playing the two-match Test series. The selectors will have their hands full as they need to decide on the wicket-keeper position in the Indian team as Dhoni is not the option to go with if they think about the future. Rishabh Pant is the probable contender to replace Dhoni as the first-choice wicket-keeper.
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