And he didn’t offer much insight into when he would play next.“Presently, I have no timetable for my return to golf, but my treatments are continuing and going well,” Woods said.Woods was out of competition for 15 months because of two back surgeries in the fall of 2015. He played his Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas the first week of December, returned to the PGA Tour two months later at Torrey Pines (missed cut) and then withdrew after a 77 at the Dubai Desert Classic with back spasms.Woods withdrew from the Genesis Open at Riviera — he even canceled his press conference — and the Honda Classic.“We’re not talking about an extended break,” his agent, Mark Steinberg at Excel Sports Management, said in Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT Palmer died in September at 87.“This is the one event I didn’t want to skip,” Woods said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnIt will be the fourth consecutive year that Woods does not play Bay Hill dating to his two-shot victory in 2013 that returned him to No. 1 in the world. That was the 77th victory of his PGA Tour career. Woods won twice more that season, but none since then.He has plunged to No. 713 in the world due to playing only 19 times on the PGA Tour dating to the start of 2014 because of injuries. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home And yet that’s what this appears to be.Woods withdrew from Dubai on Feb. 3. The Masters, which starts April 6, would be his next logical option. Woods is not eligible for the Dell Match Play in two weeks, and he has never played the week before the Masters.When he stepped away because of the scandal in his personal life in Thanksgiving 2009, Woods did not play for roughly five months until he showed up at Augusta National. He shot 68 the first round and tied for fourth.But he was coping with back issues in 2010.The Arnold Palmer Invitational is set for a big week of emotions and celebrations, featuring a bronze statue to be unveiled near the first tee, and Palmer’s cart parked behind the 16th tee of Bay Hill, his favorite spot to watch.Woods noted that both his children were born at the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, and he said he thought of the King as a “close friend.”“He will be greatly missed and can never truly be replaced,” Woods said. LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town In this file photo, Tiger Woods, left, and Arnold Palmer share a laugh during the trophy presentation after Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla. Tiger Woods won’t be at the Arnold Palmer Invitational next week and still doesn’t know when he will play again. APPALM HARBOR, Florida — Tiger Woods won’t be at the Arnold Palmer Invitational next week and still doesn’t know when he will play again.Woods announced on his website Thursday (Friday Manila time) that ongoing rest and rehabilitation on his back will keep him away from Bay Hill and the tournament he has won a record eight times. Woods said he was particularly disappointed because of a week at Bay Hill to celebrate the life of the tournament host.ADVERTISEMENT China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View comments Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Former porn actress testifies ex-MMA fighter took steroids
PALMDALE A local bank held a recent Senior Day mini-expo, a first but one planned as an annual event. Wells Fargo Bank Trade & Commerce Branch on 10th Street West sponsored the event to help seniors with health and other issues. “We wanted to do something for all our seniors out there who need a little help in making choices and decisions that ultimately affect their lives,” said Jeanne Wells, coordinator of the expo. Osborne wears several other hats, such as serving as a commissioner on the Palmdale Senior Citizens Advisory board and as coordinator of the Antelope Valley Parkinson’s Support Group. Dolores Dutra, who won the door prize and also had her blood pressure checked, couldn’t believe how informative all the representatives were. “What a nice thing to do. They’re all so friendly. If they do it next year, I’ll try to go again,” she said. Wells was enthusiastic about the day. “There are a few things we’ll do a little differently next time but, overall, I think it was a success and I’m pleased.” Menus at the senior life nutrition sites in Lancaster and Palmdale include bread, margarine and coffee, tea or milk, for the suggested donation of $2. Monday: Orange chicken, potatoes, corn, lettuce and tomato salad, peaches in juice. Tuesday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, carrots, coleslaw, cookies. Wednesday: Chicken with mushrooms, wild rice, Normandy vegetables, Caesar salad, orange. Thursday: Fish filet or barbecued pork, scalloped potatoes, corn, marinated salad. Friday: Turkey sub sandwich, corn salad, Normandy salad, tossed salad, Jell-O. This column disseminates news of interest to seniors. Bettie Rencoret can be reached at (661) 943-2998, or messages may be left at the Antelope Valley Bureau Daily News offices, (661) 267-5740. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Wells, a former music teacher in the public school system, now devotes her time mostly to seniors as a consultant at the bank. “Seniors are a joy to work with,” she said, “and we wanted to make sure we’re doing all we can to make their lives easier and healthier, so for this one day, we put together some displays of services available to them. “Representatives from each were ready and willing to answer questions.” Included among those providing information on the free services and displays were Lois Gonzales, patient services representative for Sierra Medical Group; Patsy Stone, Health Net Security Plus; Joan Osborne, High Desert Medical Group’s senior ambassador in marketing; Ruth Osborn, representing Secure Horizons; Brian Ferraioli, regional representative for Newport Audiology Centers; Delores Ilejay, of the Senior Outreach Network; and Tisha Lanier, part of HDMG’s health education team. Lanier also took blood pressures and offered other health education advice to seniors.
LITTLE CHUTE, Wis. (AP)— It’s George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abe Lincoln — carved out of a giant block of cheese. Troy Landwehr used his carving tools to turn a 700-pound block of Land O’ Lakes cheddar into a replica of Mount Rushmore. The cheese carver and winemaker was commissioned by Cheez-It snack crackers to make the monumental carving. He’s heading to New York City in coming days to appear on television and promote the sculpture in Times Square. Then the carving hits the road on a publicity tour, while Landwehr heads home to Little Chute. The carving eventually will end up in Oklahoma and be cut into cubes to become a snack itself. Landwehr said that doesn’t bother him. “In the end, they’ll love eating good Wisconsin cheddar down south,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah Chelsea flop Mohamed Salah is due to meet with Roma officials on Wednesday to seal his move to the Serie A giants.The Egyptian winger has been the subject of intense transfer speculation throughout the summer after Fiorentina failed to turn the 23-year-old’s loan stint into a permanent switch.Salah returned to Stamford Bridge in the close season following the conclusion of his temporary spell with La Viola but Blues boss Jose Mourinho made it clear he had no future in west London – despite the attacker only joining the club from Basel for 11m in January 2014.Chelsea are hoping to recoup at least half of that transfer fee but are likely to release Salah on loan again with a mandatory purchase clause Roma have to take up at the end of next season.The skilful wide man has been joined by his agent, Ramy Abbas, in the Italian capital to thrash out terms of the contract before being unveiled at the Stadio Olimpico.Salah made only 19 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea, scoring twice.
Oil giant BP indefinitely shut down a crucial Alaskan pipeline Monday, sending crude oil prices soaring more than $2 a barrel and causing widespread concern about more record-high gas prices. The disruption in supply could last for months although President George W. Bush opened the door to releasing the government’s emergency supplies. California, which gets about one-fifth of its gasoline from Alaska, could feel the impact at the pump where prices are already among the nation’s highest. “That’s why we are here filling up before it goes up 10 cents,” Tony Gutierrez said at a Woodland Hills Chevron on Monday afternoon. In the wake of $3-a-gallon gas, the UCLA radiology resident and his wife have made an effort to find the cheapest gas stations and to drive their Honda Civic more than their V-6 Accord. Gutierrez expects pump prices to get worse before they fall. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.“It might not be a bad thing,” he said. “It might push people to drive more fuel-efficient cars.” BP said it had discovered corrosion so severe that it will have to replace 16 miles of pipeline at the huge Prudhoe Bay oil field – work that could shut down the nation’s single-biggest source of domestic crude for months. The pipeline closure will reduce the domestic harvesting of oil by 400,000 barrels per day – about 8 percent of American production. That could spell higher fuel prices for already pump-weary Americans. California and the Northwest, which rely more heavily on Alaskan crude than do other states, can expect to bear the brunt, said Denton Cinquegrana, director of the Oil Price Information Service. But analysts remained uncertain about how pronounced the effect would be. It could shoot prices per gallon up 20 cents or it might not make a dent. The effect hadn’t set in Monday in Los Angeles County, where the average price for a gallon of unleaded fuel was $3.226 – down a third of a cent from Sunday and 3.3 cents from a month ago. Susanne Garfield, spokeswoman for the California Energy Commission, said state prices shouldn’t rise directly because of a supply shortage but could be affected by a tightening in the world crude market. The state gets less than 20 percent of its petroleum – about 290,000 barrels a day – from the North Slope region of Alaska, and only a portion of that through the heavily corroded BP pipeline. Angelenos weren’t so optimistic. “If you are going to make that choice to drive, you are going to be subject to whatever the gas prices are. If it’s $5 a gallon or $10 a gallon, that’s what you’ll have to pay,” said Tony Nemitz, who commutes from Simi Valley to his mortgage lending job in Woodland Hills. Nikeia McCaa, who feels like a slave to her gas-guzzling sport utility vehicle, could only afford 3.78 gallons – $12.03. “I have to budget myself,” said the 29-year-old mother of two. “And I don’t get paid until the 10th.” It could take days – if not weeks – for pump prices to adjust to any crude oil shortages. “In the old days, this wouldn’t have had an impact for 90 days because that is approximately how long it takes the crude to get into the market. But now, because of the traders and the stock speculators, they might push up that price in just a few days,” said Andre van der Valk, who owns several gas stations in the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County and is president of AuTO-Ca, a 1,200-member association of service stations. Nationally, oil reserves are about 9 percent above the five-year average. “That could help buffer things,” said Ron Planting, an economist for the American Petroleum Institute, an industry lobbyist. Also, Bush expressed a willingness to release emergency reserves. The start of school, only weeks away, could also stem price increases. September and October are historically a shoulder period between peak oil use when prices recede. But, on the other hand, the Gulf Coast is bracing for a nasty hurricane season. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina last September, the production of 1.5 million barrels per day was halted and fuel prices surged. “Every time we put out fires somewhere, another fire comes in … The oil market is so jittery, there are always things waiting to push prices higher,” said Fadel Gheit, an oil analyst for Oppenheimer and Co. Staff Writer Harrison Sheppard in Sacramento contributed to this report. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3634160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
2:15 p.m. Santa Fe High School football coach Jack Mahlstede may have been looking forward to returning to the site of his first coaching job when the Chiefs opened the season at Victor Valley High on Friday, Sept. 8. Mahlstede began his career as an assisstant with the Jackrabbits in 1964. The homecoming won’t happen now, because work being done on the Jackrabbits stadium won’t be completed in time,and the game site has been changed to Pioneer High School. The good news is that Santa Fe gains a fifth home game, balancing the Chiefs’ home and away schedule. The game also has been moved up a day to Thursday, Sept. 7. Game time is 7 p.m. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
TWO GAMES in the Donegal Under-21 Football Championship were decided on penalties this weekend.Burt and Naomh Colmcille both won their Under-21 ‘C’ quarter-finals on penalties.Burt defeated Red Hughs on Saturday. Extra time couldn’t find a winner and Burt prevailed 5-4 on penalties to qualify for the last four. It was the first time a Championship game in Donegal was won on penalties.That was quickly followed by a second. Naomh Colmcille and Naomh Bríd/Pettigo played out a cracking draw, 2-13 to 3-10, at Pairc Colmcille. Even the penalty shoot-out was lengthy with Naomh Colmcille emerging the dramatic 9-8 winners.Two Donegal Under-21 Championship games decided on penalties was last modified: October 21st, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
A Scottish FA spokesman said: “The clear opinion of senior counsel is that there is a very limited chance of the Scottish FA succeeding in relation to any complaint regarding this matter and that, even if successful, any sanctions available to a judicial panel would also be limited in their scope.“Accordingly, having had time to consider the opinion from senior counsel, and having examined the judgment of the UK Supreme Court, the board has determined that no further disciplinary action should be taken by the Scottish FA at this time.” Celtic have called for a review over the possibility of stripping Rangers of their titles won during the club’s use of Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs).It follows the Supreme Court’s decision to rule in favour of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs following a dispute over a Rangers tax avoidance scheme, known as the big tax case.More than £47m was paid in tax-free loans to players, managers and directors between 2001 and 2010.Supreme Court judges unanimously dismissed an appeal by the liquidators of RFC2012 before its financial collapse in 2012. Scottish champions Celtic have now called for a “review” into whether or not the scheme benefited Rangers on the pitch.A statement from the club said: “Celtic’s position on this issue has been consistent – that this has always been a matter for the courts of law and also the Scottish football authorities, whose rules are intended to uphold sporting integrity.“In 2013, we expressed surprise – shared by many observers and supporters of the game – over the findings of the SPL Commission that no competitive or sporting advantage had resulted.“Today’s decision only re-affirms that view. We are sure now that the footballing authorities in Scotland will wish to review this matter. Celtic awaits the outcome of their review.”
Irish Water is launching a public information campaign in which homes and businesses in Donegal will be receiving letters relating to their water quality. Individual booklets will be issued to properties in seven areas of Donegal on the public water network where there are issues with the drinking water quality and work required to improve supplies.The affected schemes in Donegal all have issues with elevated levels of THMs and some have issues with cryptosporidium or high turbidity. The seven areas are: Cashilard, Creeslough, Glenties-Ardara, Greencastle, Owenteskna-Kilcar, Letterkenny and Milford-Letterkenny public water supplies.Irish Water has said that customers should note that water is still safe to drink on these schemes.In the letters, home and business owners will be sent details of the following water supply upgrade works in specific areas of the county:In Cashilard where there are issues with elevated levels of THMs, Irish Water will be changing the supply so in future customers will be supplied from the Ballyshannon Public Water Scheme. These works are due to be complete by early 2020. In the meantime they are installing additional treatment at the Cashilard water treatment plant. This is currently scheduled to be complete by the end of 2018.In Creeslough where there are issues with elevated levels of THMs and ineffective barriers against cryptosporidium, Irish Water is carrying out upgrade works at the water treatment plant. These works are scheduled to be complete by early 2019.In Glenties-Ardara where there are issues with elevated levels of THMs and ineffective barriers against cryptosporidium, Irish Water is carrying out upgrade works at the water treatment plant. These works are scheduled to be complete by early 2019.In Greencastle, where there are issues with elevated levels of THMs and high turbidity in the water, Irish Water will be changing the supply so in future customers will be supplied from the East Inishowen Public Water Scheme. These works are scheduled to be complete by early 2019.In Owenteskna-Kilcar, where there are issues with elevated levels of THMs and ineffective barriers against cryptosporidium, Irish Water has just completed the construction of a new water treatment plant at Owenteskna. A programme of sampling and testing has commenced in this supply to measure the improvements this new treatment plant has made to the drinking water. These works are expected to be complete by the end of 2018.In Letterkenny, where there are issues with elevated levels of THMs and ineffective barriers against cryptosporidium, the treatment plant is being upgraded and these works are due to be completed by mid-2019.In Milford-Letterkenny, where there are issues with elevated levels of THMs, the treatment plant is being upgraded and these works are due to be completed by mid-2019.In the past, Irish Water only contacted homes and businesses if there was a problem with their drinking water supply that was likely to cause an immediate risk to health. This new direct communication method is being made in accordance with the recent Water Services Policy Statement 2018-2025 calling for better engagement and greater transparency for people using public water supplies.Almost 140,000 homes and businesses nationwide will receive a letter and booklet with information on their specific water supply zone over the coming weeks. 366,000 people are affected.Speaking about the public information campaign, Irish Water’s Water Compliance Specialist Dr Pat O’Sullivan said:“Irish Water has worked closely with the EPA to identify the public water schemes that need a plan or action to improve their water treatment. We are prioritising our investment in these treatment plants. Providing safe, clean drinking water for all in Co Donegal is our first goal.“Everyone we are writing to in Donegal has access to drinking water that is safe to drink. We monitor and test our supplies on a continuous basis and if this monitoring indicates a potential water quality issue we consult with the HSE. “If there is any potential risk to public health from the drinking water supply we inform the public immediately. If anyone has any questions or concerns they should contact Irish Water.”Donegal homes with drinking water issues to be directly contacted by Irish Water was last modified: October 6th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
Who doesn’t want to write better, faster, and with fewer mistakes? Whether you’re writing a business email message or client proposal, crafting clear writing will go far towards advancing your career and your business.In her Instructional Solutions infographic, Mary Cullen offers almost two dozen tips to improve your writing and create more meaningful content. Cullen has taught writing in higher ed, worked with companies to help people write better, and offers online business writing courses. I thought her tips were excellent! My favorite tips were numbers 6, 8, 10, 15, and 19. Yes, I know many of my readers will disagree with the recommendation to use the Oxford comma. We’ll have to agree to disagree on that one! One small change is needed in tip five, where she advises writers to create paragraphs seven lines or less online. (Physical lines, not sentences.)I recommend changing that tip to say “three or four lines”, with a note to make certain you view how the paragraph displays on a smartphone. A paragraph with seven lines on desktop can easily display on a smartphone as three or four times the size. Which is tiring to read on a smartphone when you see a wall of text that seems never-ending.Check out the infographic to learn more about improving your writing. Or, if you prefer to read, I’ve included the text version of the infographic.19 Actionable Writing TipsHere are 19 actionable writing tips that you can start using today. When you start applying these strategies you will find you are able to write faster with fewer mistakes. Know your audienceWriting is all about your reader. Your reader is your focus point, not what you know.Focus on PlanningYou should spend approximately 50% of your time planning a business document or email.Drafting is EasyDrafting a document is the easiest part and should require approximately 20% of your time.Editing is LastAllocate 30% of your time to editingParagraphs Seven Lines or Less OnlineIn email or other documents that will be read online, be certain your paragraphs aren’t longer than seven lines. Make it Easy for Your Reader to ScanUse headings to organize and add white space to your documents by using numbered and bulleted lists. Verbs = EnergyVerbs are the pivot point of a sentence. Strong verbs have real punch. Don’t Start Sentences with “There is” or “There are.”Weak sentence frequently start with “There is” or “There are.” Instead, cut to the chase. Find the real subject and start there.Active Voice is Better than Passive VoiceActive voice is more dynamic and lively than passive voice, typically.Avoid jargonPeople within organizations parrot each other with phrases that have been used so much they have become meaningless. Avoid Exclusionary WordsUse neutral job titles that do not imply gender – chairperson, not chairman or chairwoman. Use a One-Sentence ParagraphA one-sentence paragraph is both correct and emphatic. Don’t be afraid to write a one-sentence paragraph.Own Your WorkAvoid “I think…” or “I suggest…” or “I wonder if we should… Instead, confidently write “I recommend.”Double Check PunctuationA woman without her man is nothing.A woman: without her, man is nothing. Use the Oxford CommaI recommend that business writers use it because of consistency and clarification advantages.Avoid RedundancyAvoid redundant verb modifiers.Use Staccato Short Words to Grab AttentionGrab your reader’s attention by deliberately shifting one or two sentences to all single-syllable words. Find an EditorDo not be upset about criticism to your writing. Seek out an editor who will help you grow as a writer.Start Where It’s EasiestYou don’t have to begin writing a document or email at the first sentence. The first sentence is often the hardest sentence to write. Start where it’s easiest.Do you use these tips in your writing? Or have others to offer? Share your recommendations in the comments. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedTakeaways from 5 Newsroom Tips for Better Website Content: WordCamp US 2016In her 5 Newsroom Tips for Better Website Content presentation at 2016 WordCamp US last weekend, Andrea Zoellner shared examples from the newsroom to help content creators craft better content for their websites. Here are my notes from her talk: 5 Newsroom Tips for Better Website Content Whether you’re writing…In “Writing”Will You Join Me for National Blog Posting Month?Three years ago, in November 2013, I joined thousands of bloggers and writers around the world in my first National Blog Posting Month. The goal was to blog once a day for 30 days. I was excited about joining the effort, but frankly, a bit concerned whether I would be…In “Blogging”Part 2: Create Inclusive Design Experiences with Accessibility at a Glance VideosWhen I discovered Microsoft’s Accessibility at a Glance video series on YouTube last summer, I was excited to share the news of their videos. Each short video (around two minutes) is captioned and offers specific ways to create more accessible Websites Web applications Presentations Videos Microsoft Word documents I highlighted…In “Accessibility”