Jason Day ‘hungry,’ eager to return to top of golf world

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Prosecutor: Tiger Woods to plead guilty to reckless driving Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Day entered the season as the top-ranked player but has since dropped to No. 7 — something that he says “annoys and motivates me at the same time.”He made it clear his goal is to get back on top — and anticipates that will start with a strong performance this week at Quail Hollow.The 29-year-old Australian said his passion waned late last season after getting “burned out.” Looking back, Day felt like he spread himself too thin trying to fulfill obligations and spending less time practicing and relaxing.“I was trying to do too many things,” he said.By the time the end of last year rolled around, Day said he was exhausted after spending nearly a full year as the top-ranked player.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas That pressure, along with his mother’s lung cancer surgery in March, led to a rough start to the 2017 season. He tearfully pulled out of the Match Play Championship six holes in, too distraught to play, to join her ahead of the surgery.“It was difficult for me to be on the golf course and even think about actually playing at the time,” Day said.On the course, his driving deteriorated and his normally reliable short game eluded him. In short, he felt like his game plateaued.“You’re not panicking or anything, you’re just wondering why,” Day said. “You’re up at night thinking about, ‘OK, what do I need to do to get back to that winning room?’”If Day does get back to No. 1, he’s vowed to handle things differently. In some ways, he’s already done that.He didn’t arrive in Charlotte until Tuesday night and checked in to the tournament on Wednesday morning so he could spend more time at home in Ohio away from distractions.Day refuses to call this a lost season.Sure, he’s finished out of contention at the Masters (tied for 22nd), the U.S. Open (cut) and the British Open (tied for 27th), but he believes his putting and driving are coming back.And he harkens back to 2014 when he finished the year strong, which served as a springboard for two incredible seasons.“I want to win again,” Day said. “So I’m excited about that.”center_img MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Teen gunned down in Masbate View comments Day is in the midst of what he called a “very poor season” with only two top 10 finishes and no wins in 15 starts. But the world’s former No. 1 player feels like he’s about to turn the corner after finishing tied for 24th last week at Bridgestone.He’s also drawing confidence from his past success at the PGA Championship, winning at Whistling Straits in 2015 and finishing second last year to Jimmy Walker at Baltusrol. His renewed confidence may not be good news for the rest of the field this week. Jordan Spieth is aiming for a career grand slam.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I’m motivated now,” said Day, who withdrew from a tournament in March to be with his cancer-stricken mother.His best finish this year is second at the AT&T Byron Nelson, where he lost a playoff to Billy Horschel. Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea PLAY LIST 01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea01:27Superman’s first cape and Bilbo Baggins’ pipe to go on auction02:30SEA Games: Agatha Wong wins 2nd gold medal in wushu01:40Filipinos 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 Jason Day of Australia, talks during a news conference at the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jason Day’s swagger — and his motivation — have returned.“I’m hungry again — and I’m looking forward to trying to beat these guys,” Day said Wednesday on the eve of the 99th PGA Championship.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

A complete failure

first_imgDear Editor,I am a business owner in Calendar Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, and I am faced with a very unhealthy situation, which the Guyana Water Inc has the responsibility for.At the end of every month when I receive a bill from GWI, a sewage fee is accounted for in my bill but when the sewage is clogged up they do not want to look at it. This situation has been reported to GWI since March 2019 to now, October 2019, but the only response I received from them since is “we will let the sanitation crew come and get it look”. Since this situation started in March, every day I am told that the sanitation crew is coming, but they cannot reach yet. On Friday a call was returned by the utility company and they asked about the situation. When the situation was being related to the person on the phone, he, in turn, responded “you can’t explain with attitude”. The situation is terrible and the odour is much to the annoyance to neighbours. Neighbours complain daily but I cannot do anything and it depends on GWI’s lackadaisical approach.Yours truly,Harikrishnan Johnlast_img read more

Women’s arm of teachers’ union celebrates 78 years

first_imgThe Women’s Advisory Committee (WAC) of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) will be hosting a number of activities to mark the 78th anniversary of its existence.The anniversary is officially on June 25, and observance activities will be held under the theme “Celebrating and Empowering Women in Leadership”.The WAC represents the interests of all the women in the GTU. Its General Council is made up of representatives of GTU branches countrywide.WAC Public Relations Officer Bearl Charles told the Department of Public Information (DPI) on Friday that the activities will be officially launched with a church service on Sunday, June 24, at the Miracle Tabernacle Ministry on the West Coast of Berbice.Four retired West Coast Berbice teachers, one male included, will be honoured with food hampers. Tokens will also be distributed to residents of the Archer’s Senior Citizens’ Home, while all the members of the WAC will receive tokens of appreciation.Charles added that the WAC has also started promoting its works through appearances on several television stations, in order to build awareness about the role the committee has played in women’s empowerment.Deborah Short-Parker, WAC Vice-Chairperson, added that the WAC, throughout its 78 years, has been steadily empowering teachers and other women through various programmes.Hazel Pyle-Lewis, WAC’s Trustee, said that even as women continue to take up leadership roles in our society, the committee will continue to empower women throughout Guyana. She is advising female teachers to get involved in the committees within their region, and make full use of the opportunities presented to them.GTU Field Officer Lancelot Baptise spoke of the committee’s significant contribution to the GTU’s existence. He said the women played their roles and must be recognised for that.Among activities to be executed by the end of 2018 are: the professional development of women, which includes how they should conduct themselves in and out of schools, their involvement in a conflict resolution programme, their preparedness for didasters, and symposiums dealing with first aid.It was explained that teachers would also be honoured during the annual Teacher’s Day activity.last_img read more

Oil spill response training wraps up

first_imgA three-day oil spill response training workshop wrapped up with members of the Volunteer Emergency Response Team (VERT) programme participating in a simulation exercise at Splashmin’s Resort on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway.The workshop, which is a collaboration between the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and ExxonMobil, was launched on May 21, 2019, and engaged VERT participants in sessions geared towards capacity-building in oil spill response.In an invited comment to the Department of Public Information, ExxonMobil’s Oil Response Advisor, Thomas Tomblin, expressed being impressed with the team’s response.Participants at the simulation exercise at Splashmin’s Resort, Linden-Soesdyke Highway“They were inquisitive and super sharp… we’ve done this in the past and we’ve gotten some interaction, but these guys were spot on, they were great.”He explained that the VERT participants were engaged in a two-day class session on the Incident Command System (ICS) training before moving on to some simulated exercises. On Thursday last, the participants were split into five teams where they were trained to deploy and use oil spill response equipment. “We’ve got containment boom, we’ve got skimmers, we’ve got shore seal boons, we have shoreline protection, so they’re going to get a good opportunity to test all of those techniques,” Tomblin said.VERT participant, Renata Robinson is satisfied that volunteers are now in a better position to respond to an oil spill if it occurs. “From the training, we can provide some liaison to the professionals, and we can also go in the fields to help and assist in deploying basic equipment like our booms and our skimmers.”Another participant of the programme, Leslyn Garraway, said while the workshop was challenging, “it was a learning experience”.CDC Director-General (DG), Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig disclosed that the oil spill response training will be a continuous element of CDC’s training programme. “Apart from training the VERT participants, all volunteers who work in the communities will have exposure to oil spill training as well as other training sessions offered by the CDC,” the DG related.last_img read more

Government sidelines local contractors

first_img… engages Suriname-based Chinese company to build low-income homesHundreds of Guyanese will be denied job opportunities if Government seals the deal with a group ofMinister Valerie Sharpe-Patterson along with GM of Zhong Da International Engineering Company (CDIG) Wu Qiong, during a visit to SurinameSurinamese-based investors to construct low income and medium-income houses at the Perseverance Housing Scheme on the East Bank of Demerara (ECD), according to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.During a news conference on Wednesday, Jagdeo accused the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change Administration of sidelining local contractors for a group of Chinese investors for the undertaking; a move he said they would have complained bitterly against if they were not in Government.“Isn’t this taking away jobs from our local people? How come you were saying all the time that the Chinese are coming to take away jobs and here you want them to build small houses,” he highlighted, noting that this is just one of the many contradictions of the ruling Administration.Jagdeo estimated that over 400 Guyanese could have been provided with meaningful job opportunities had the Government contracted local people for the project.A team headed by Minister with responsibility for the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), Valerie Patterson visited Suriname to meet with the Chinese investors there.Minister Patterson was accompanied by CH&PA Board Member Mark Jacobs; CH&PA Chief Planner Rawle Edinboro; Pilot Coordinator of the Guyana Wastewater Revolving Fund Marlon Daniels, who is also a Water and Sanitation Specialist; and Building Consultant Klensil Grenville.This visit was a follow up to a proposal, which was submitted to the Government of Guyana by Zhong Da International Engineering Company (Suriname) for the housing project in Guyana.The proposal is for the construction of low and middle-income homes, complete with water and sanitation systems in Perseverance Scheme.The Perseverance Scheme is the site where the Government’s Turnkey home Project is ongoing. To date, a total of 59 homes have been completed, with another 141 under construction.Reports indicate that another 800 homes are to be still constructed.On the other hand, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported that the General Manager of the Chinese Company, Wu Qiong, assured that over 50 per cent of the workforce for the project will be Guyanese.He noted that training would be offered to locals once the project commenced.Zhong Da International Engineering Company (Suriname) N V was founded and registered in March 2000 and it constitutes the solely-funded enterprise of China Dalian International Cooperation Group (CDIG).However, the parent company CDIG has been in Suriname for over 17 years and its business covers road construction, bridges, industrial and civil engineering.Zhong Da started its housing project in Suriname, which is one of the key projects used by that country’s Government to solve the problems of people’s livelihood.To date, the company has completed a total of 550 homes, over a period of 40 months in two Government housing settlements in Suriname.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi: Battle of the fans!

first_imgWe often get some very heated discussions over on the talkSPORT YouTube page.One of the favourite points of contention, is just who is the best player in the world – Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?As the players race to break new records, the online community are never far behind in the rush to defend their favourite players’ honour.Watch this video to see how the internet is split by two of the world’s greatest players, and leave a comment… if you dare to join the debate.last_img

Termon GAA congratulates Donegal ladies team on getting spot in All Ireland Quarter Finals

first_imgLadiesThe minor ladies travelled to Convoy’s Centre of Excellence on Friday to play a challenge match against the county U17 development sqaud. A great and exciting game of football ensued with the county side edging ahead for the win.The U13s are starting soon and anyone interested in playing please contact Lisa on 0851650782.Huge congratulations to our senior county ladies and especially to the Termon ladies, Róisín Friel and Therese McCafferty, who after a fantastic game of football deservedly earned their spot in the All Ireland quarter finals. A huge thank you to everyone who voted for us the in Lidl Club competition, we are delighted to have been named as a club who will receive a €1,000 prize, and we thank Lidl for their serious support of ladies football in Ireland.Wedding CongratulationsBest wishes to senior player Brendan Friel and his fiancé Danielle on their wedding this Saturday, we wish them a long and happy life together. LottoLast week’s lotto draw took place in The Lagoon. There was no jackpot winner. Ricky Gallagher won €80 matching 3 numbers. Open draw winners were Francis Murray c/o Bingo and James Kelly c/o Nora’s. This week’s draw takes place in Nora’s with Pauric Hilferty and Paul Doherty co-ordinating, and a jackpot of €1,950.BingoThis week’s bingo starts at 9 sharp at An Craoibhín with €2,600 guaranteed in prizes and a jackpot of €800.Termon GAA Minor Board (in association with Kelly’s CENTRA Mountain Top Letterkenny)Congrats to Enda and all involved in the Donegal Minor team on their excellent victory over Cork on Saturday last. Enda’s 2 second half points from play were crucial scores, well done Enda. Our Minor team were due to play Malin on Monday last in game 2 of their Minor Championship but sadly the Inishowen boys were unable to travel. The Championship will now be put on hold until after the Donegal Minors’ All Ireland Semi Final.Our U16s are awaiting this week’s draw to see who they will face next Monday in the NRB Div 2 League Quarter Final. Good luck boys, details will be sent out on the coming days.Our U12s received the fantastic news this week that they will be one of the 6 Donegal clubs taking part in the Annual Ulster Council activity day on August 16 th . Coaching resumed this week with this and upcoming tournaments in Moy and Magera in mind and details will be sent regarding this week’s schedule.Our U10s travelled in big numbers to Malin on Sunday last for a fantastic tournament. Thanks as usual to David and his helpers for their hard work. All 3 teams can be pleased with their performances with the girls once again showing great improvement and they really enjoys their gaels with the hosts. The boys’ teams performed well and will have learned a lot from all the games. Thanks to Malin for the invitation and the day out. These boys and girls have another run out tomorrow (Wednesday) against Letterkenny Gaels in Letterkenny. Any queries to David on 085 1305332Next week is the biggest week on the Minor Board calendar with our Annual Cúl Camp taking place at the Burn Road from Mon 8th – Fri 12 th 10am -2.30 each day. Over recent years under the supervision of Brian Trearty and Paddy Mc Menamin the numbers attending have greatly increased and no doubt this year’s coordinator Hugh Harkin will be hoping to build on the success of the past few years. Ideally you can register your child online or if you intend registering on Monday please text Hugh on 087 6891967 in advance.Well done to our U14 boys who defeated Aodh Rua Ballyshannon in The County A Championship Semi Final on Friday last in Convoy. Another impressive team performance will have please James and Paddy.A County Final against neighbours St Eunans possibly on Friday week Aug 12 th is the reward for their latest victory. Details will be confirmed at training during the week. Termon GAA congratulates Donegal ladies team on getting spot in All Ireland Quarter Finals was last modified: August 3rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:all-ireland quarter finaldonegalGAAladies gaalast_img read more

DAD OF MISSING MAN SAYS HE KNOWS REMAINS ARE THAT OF HIS SON

first_imgUPDATED: The father of missing Lifford man David Colhoun has said he knows in his “heart of hearts” that human remains found today are that of his son.Joe ‘Ruby’ Colhoun, visited the scene of the find at Islandmore after 9am this morning.The remains were found by workers who were lifting sand from a banking on the Foyle with a digger. Dad Joe told Doegaldaily.com that he is relieved his son’s remains have now been found. This afternoon he was shown a top found with the remains and has identified it as David’s, he said.“I was down there this morning and my son saw the remains. He is convinced they are David’s.“I know it is David. I know in my heart of hearts that it’s him,” said Joe.Joe, who buried his wife Josephine last February, said the discovery of the human remains has brought his nightmare to an end. “We have went through hell and back for nine months. Our lives have been on hold.“We are just so happy to have David back and I want to give a proper burial beside his mother now,” he said.Joe added that he hoped he will get his son’s remains back on Friday so that he begin to plan for a proper funeral for his son.Divers spent the day at the scene supported by Garda forensic officers.The remains found have now been removed and will be sent away for DNA analysis. DAD OF MISSING MAN SAYS HE KNOWS REMAINS ARE THAT OF HIS SON was last modified: February 29th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:David ColhounJoe Colhounremains found. bodylast_img read more

Carolina activates Whitney

first_img Whitney came to Carolina as a free agent this season after getting 14 goals and 29 assists in 67 games with Detroit in 2003-04. He has 205 goals and 330 assists in 13 NHL seasons with San Jose, Edmonton, Florida, Columbus and Detroit. Thrashers recall Slater: The Atlanta Thrashers recalled center Jim Slater from their Chicago minor-league team. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Carolina Hurricanes activated left wing Ray Whitney from the injured list on Saturday. A groin injury during training camp forced him to miss Carolina’s first six games. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The 22-year-old Slater made his NHL debut in the season-opener at Florida on Oct. 5, but was reassigned the next day to the Chicago Wolves. He had a goal and an assist in four games with Chicago. Slater was a first round pick, 30th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. last_img read more

Picture Special: See all the sights from Ramelton’s Lennon Festival

first_imgThe sun shined on a fantastic spectacle of floats and costumes on Saturday with the 50th anniversary of the Lennon Fesitval in Ramelton taking place. Local groups and businesses put a lot of hard work into their creative and colourful displays, with some comedy thrown into the mix too.Thanks to Jacquie Knox for sending in these parade photos: Classic trucksLocal farmer going for a strollMary’s MealsO’Shaugnessy’s Love Ireland floatRamelton Town BandRay Community GroupStilt walkersThe Bridge BarThe Playgroup PiratesThe Ramelton cowboysThe Salmon InnThe Titanic dockedThe Wild West arrives in RameltonTwo lovely ladies from Ramelton Picture Special: See all the sights from Ramelton’s Lennon Festival was last modified: July 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more