Erasmus considering Munster position

first_imgAccording to the Irish Independent he’s already spoken to the province but is also considering offers from Japan and Europe.Erasmus is currently South African rugby’s general manager but is leaving that position at the end of the season.last_img

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, September 2, 2014:•1:16 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1500 block N. Park, Wellington.•9:09 a.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 100 block N. Washington, Wellington.•10:26 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of furniture in the 100 block E. Walnut, Wellington.•3:47 p.m. Brian C. Haas, 24, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 54 mph in a 40 mph zone.•3:48 p.m. Injury accident in the 200 block S. U.S. 81, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Vanessa J. Shawn, 24, Wellington, Joyce A. Robinson, 55, Wellington and a fixed object/guide wire owned by the city of Wellington.•4:36 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a known suspect in the 600 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•4:36 p.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 600 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•4:54 p.m. Vanessa J. Shawn, 24, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving.•6:45 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1100 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•8:19 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a vehicle window in the 1100 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•10:10 p.m. John C. Chinn II, 41, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective       headlight and no proof of insurance.last_img read more

Hamilton suffers Bahrain blow with five-place grid penalty

first_imgSakhir, Bahrain | AFP | Lewis Hamilton will take a five-place grid penalty in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix following a gearbox change on his Mercedes late Friday in another early season setback for the world champion.The British star had wound up fourth fastest earlier in Friday’s second free practice session at the Bahrain International Circuit.“@LewisHamilton will take a five-place grid penalty for the #BahrainGP after having to change his gearbox,” tweeted Mercedes.Kimi Raikkonen was fastest as he and Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel dominated the session ahead of the two Mercedes, headed by Valtteri Bottas.Hamilton’s setback in his bid to overhaul Vettel’s early-season lead in the title race –- following his victory in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix –- was confirmed by the International Motoring Federation (FIA), the sport’s ruling body.Bottas also had a new gearbox fitted on Friday evening, but escaped a grid penalty because he had already been penalised in Australia.Four-time world champion Hamilton, who created a minor controversy when he showed his approval on social media earlier in the day of the retention of grid girls at the Monaco Grand Prix, said before his penalty had been announced that it had been “a normal Friday”.“It’s very close and we have some work to do. The tyres feel the best they have here in years, very stable with less degradation.”Mercedes technical director James Allison said after Friday practice that the team were not as competitive in relation to Ferrari as they had been in Melbourne. “The base for us is ok, but we don’t have the edge we had in Melbourne.”Raikkonen had escaped a grid penalty of his own as he clocked a best lap time of one minute and 29.817 seconds to outpace four-time champion Vettel by 0.011 seconds.Raikkonen, however, faced a post-race investigation into a possible unsafe release of his car, by Ferrari, following a routine pit-stop late in the session.He pulled away, but then saw his pit crew waving their arms and pulled up at the side of the track.It was feared he would be punished for an unsafe release -– because his front right wheel was not attached properly –- and given a grid penalty, but instead Ferrari were fined 5,000 euros.The race stewards said they felt Ferrari had done all they could to minimise the risk of the wheel coming off the car.Bottas was happy to bounce back after his confidence-sapping crash in qualifying in Australia two weeks ago.He said: “There is always pressure and I am treating this like a normal weekend. Here the track improves all the time, with more grip every lap.“The car felt ok, but we need to find some more pace especially on a single lap.”Dutchman Max Verstappen, who missed the first session due to a power failure, was fifth for Red Bull ahead of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo.Verstappen said: “We had a small issue this morning — these things happen so it doesn’t concern me too much.“I lost a lot of track time, but come race day it will depend a lot on strategy.”Nico Hulkenberg was seventh for Renault ahead of the Toro Rosso of Pierre Gasly and the two McLarens of two-time champion Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne.Share on: WhatsApp “It wasn’t our best day,” he said. “We’ve got more to do overnight and in the practice tomorrow (Saturday) to five us a car that can fight in qualifying and on Sunday.last_img read more

FHP Arrests Alleged Partner in PBC Driver’s License Scam

first_imgThe Florida Highway Patrol says a ring including a driving school owner, two instructors, and another man, allegedly helped at least 63 individuals to fraudulently obtain driver’s licenses at the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s office in Greenacres.Officers have arrested at least 30 people who got the tainted licenses since the investigation began nearly two years ago.They arrested 33-year-old Isaac Zamora Martinez, of Hialeah, last Thursday, one month after tracking down his alleged partner, 62-year-old David Aguilar Hernandez.According to the FHP, the men agreed with Alejandro Rodriguez, who owned Rodriguez Driving School in Haverhill, to bring people to the Greenacres office and have clerk Norman Giddings issue the licenses.An FHP report reads, “Aguilar, Martinez, Giddings, and Rodriguez maintained a systematic, ongoing course of conduct with intent to defraud the PBC-Tax Office, the State of Florida, and its procedures as it relates to the issuances of Florida DLs.”Records show that Rodriguez has not yet been charged.Giddings died in February 2018, days before he was to be criminally charged, says Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon.Gannon adds that for people who are undocumented or otherwise ineligible, a fraudulently obtained license is concerning, as it allows them to obtain other documents in the same manner.Martinez was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail early Friday. A judge has set his bail at $15,000. He is facing five counts each of using false information to get a driver’s license, supplying another with an unlawful driver’s license, altering a public record and falsifying a record. He has also been charged with fraud of less than $20,000.Officials say that Martinez and Hernandez, who was arrested on August 14, used a car that was registered to Rodriguez.Giddings issued 20 sham driver’s licenses in November 2017. Eleven of those were for people who are listed as having used Rodriguez’s car for a driving test, but investigators say no such test was administered.The investigation also shows that in January of last year, Martinez and Hernandez brought in another 10 applicants who also received licenses after “passing” driving tests which they never actually took.FHP reports also show that some of the people paid Giddings as much as $450 for their licenses, while others gave Hernandez up to $500 to help them through the fraudulent process.Martinez admitted to officials that he worked for Rodriguez from 2014 to 2016, bringing up to seven applicants to the office every day. He denied that he participated in the non-existent driving tests, but could not explain why he was at the office on a daily basis.When investigators showed him video footage, he claimed he was helping people their fix ticket and license suspensions at no charge.Hernandez, of West Palm Beach, is currently charged with 17 counts of charges similar to those Martinez is facing. He left jail within two days of his arrest, after posting $10,000 bond.Like Martinez, he has also denied any involvement with fraudulent licenses, and said the video footage of him helping the people was coincidental, since he recruited customers for the driving school.last_img read more

Florida’s coronavirus deaths rise to 46

first_imgAs the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to rise, so do the number of deaths caused by the virus.On Friday the death toll from coronavirus in Florida rose from from 29 to 46 in one day.Two of those deaths include people from Palm Beach County. PBC now has 5 total deaths, according to the state Health Department.  All victims were older than 60 years old.St. Lucie County reported its first death Friday, a 59-year-old man, who also was the first in the Treasure Coast, and Miami Dade County,  had its first two deaths Friday, a 40-year-old man with no previous health issues, and a 79-year-old man.Miami-Dade county still leads the state with the most confirmed cases at 869 total cases.last_img read more

Lancashire’s David Prior wins Northern Golf Steward of the Year

first_img Lancashire’s David Prior has won the title of the Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year for England Golf’s North region. David, from Blackley Golf Club, received his trophy at the annual presentation lunch at The Counting House in London, when the 2014 national and regional winners were celebrated. The competition to find and recognise England’s top golf club stewards was in its eighth year and attracted hundreds of votes for the nominated stewards. David commented: “I’m really proud to have won this award. Blackley is a fantastic, friendly club and I get support from all the sections.” David has been at the club for 25 years, starting as a ‘pot-boy’ and is now the Operations Manager. Under his guidance there is quick and effective communication between the various teams, from pro shop to green staff to bar staff and everyone is focussed on making functions, golf matches and society bookings as smooth and efficient as possible. As a result the catering and bar takings have moved from a loss two years ago to profit in the latest financial year. David offers the members regular activities almost every night and is starting to introduce special social nights, including St Patrick’s, Halloween and a Christmas Kids Party. There are about 120 external functions held at Blackley each year and about 40 society bookings, with new bookings having to be made two years in advance. David and the other winners all received their trophies from England Golf Chief Executive, David Joy, and from Richard Fuller, Fuller’s Corporate Affairs Director. The other winners were: national and South East winner, Samantha Hudson of Swaffham Golf Club, Norfolk; Midlands winner David Guest of Halesowen Golf Club, Worcestershire; and South West winner, Kevin Brown of Sherborne Golf Club, Dorset They were chosen after a rigorous judging process. The 2013 Stewards of the Year, Simon and Karen Ward of Wilmslow Golf Club, Cheshire, joined the judges to whittle down the record entry to three finalists from each region. Each of these 12 were visited personally before the four regional winners were selected, having been judged on their commitment, innovation and standard of service and presentation, together with that extra special something which sets them apart. Caption: David Prior (centre)  is pictured with Richard Fuller (left) and David Joy. 1 Apr 2015 Lancashire’s David Prior wins Northern Golf Steward of the Year last_img read more

New look for England Golf regional coaching

first_img Tags: performance, Steve Robinson 15 Jun 2018 New look for England Golf regional coaching England Golf’s regional coaching system has been revamped to bring greater benefits to talented young players.From September, the U16 and U18 squads will be merged, creating 10 boys’ and 10 girls’ squads. The change is designed to create a clear pathway which will give the players more contact time and greater continuity with their coaches.Nigel Edwards, England Golf Performance Director, said: “The regional coaching programme has been developed to give the players greater support and will allow the coaches to provide their support in different forms; individual and group coaching sessions and tournament preparation and attendance.“We have appointed excellent coaches to take the programme forward and we look forward to supporting the players to achieve their individual goals.”Players can apply to join the regional programme in July when application forms will be available on the website.Those eligible to apply include golfers on the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DISE) programme, which is a modified and strengthened continuation of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sport (AASE).The coaches for the 10 girls’ and 10 boys’ squads have just been appointed and are:North:Boys – Andy Paisley, Girls – JJ VallelyYorkshire:Boys – Steve Robinson, Girls – Andrew NicholsonNorth West:Boys – Peter Barber, Girls – John WatsonWest Midlands:Boys – David Brooks, Girls – Jason DaviesEast Midlands:Boys – Lysa Jones, Girls – Steve AstleEast:Boys – Chris Jenkins, Girls – Roly HitchcockSouth:Boys – Matt Antell, Girls – Alex SaarySouth East:Boys – Steven Orr, Girls – Ryan FenwickThames Valley:Boys – Matthew Woods, Girls – Harry ScottSouth West:Boys – John Jacobs, Girls – Martyn ThompsonCaption: South East boys’ coach Steven Orr makes a coaching point (image copyright Leaderboard Photography)last_img read more

New-look Leafs ring in New Year with a win over Murdoch rival Beaver Valley

first_imgNo one in the their right hockey minds thought the Green and White would bounce back overnight.But the future sure looks a whole lot brighter heading into New Year for the Nelson Leafs after a win on the final day of 2015.Veterans Rayce Miller and Jordan Davie each had three points to lead the Leafs to a 7-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the annual New Year’s Eve clash Thursday at the NDCC Arena.The win was a first of the season for the Leafs over the Murdoch Division leaders and avenges a 6-5 loss Wednesday in the first of the home-and-home series.“It’s a fresh start and that’s exactly how we’re looking at it,” said Leaf defenceman Kyle Chernenkoff.“We’ve got 17 games left this season and we have no choice but to put our best foot forward. I think the guys are all buying in to our new systems and once we get going we’re going to finish off real strong.”“As a team were ready to go,” added captain Rayce Miller.“The mood on the team is really positive.”Of course, the game didn’t go exactly as it was drawn up on the blackboard.After jumping to a 2-0 lead seven minutes into the game on goals by Blair Andrews and Davie, the Hawks scored four straight times to lead 4-2 midway through the second frame.But much like Wednesday in Fruitvale, the Leafs bent but did not break. Two quick goals by Nicholas Ketola 45 seconds apart tied the game at 4-4 heading into the third period.Andy Fitzpatrick gave Nelson the lead for good, scoring his eighth of the season with eight minutes remaining in the contest.Empty net goals by Davie and Austin Anselmo with time running out secured the win for the Leafs.“We’re going to get into playoffs and we’re going to compete,” Chernenkoff said.“We have to come every night and work hard. It doesn’t matter what happened in the past, this is now and we all have to step up to play.”Allan Pruss, Jace Weegar, Blake Sidoni and Sam Swanson scored for the Hawks.Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 32-27 in the contest.Kootenay Ice affiliate netminder Kurt Doyle, making his second consecutive start, was solid in the nets for Nelson to register the win in goal.Hawks’ netminder Tallon Kramer took the loss for Beaver Valley.“We’re a talented group,” explained Miller, adding he’s pleased to see the players respond positively to the coaching change.“We work hard at practice. Once we get systems and everything down with the new coach I think things will begin to get better,” Miller said.And what about 2016?“Can’t wait,” Miller exclaimed.ICE CHIPS: After scoring 12 goals in the past five games, the Leafs busted out for a dozen markers in two games. . . . Head coach Mario DiBella watched from the lower level, allowing assistant coaches Sean Dooley (forwards) and Isaac MacLeod (defence) to hold down the bench duties. . . . Jordan Davie has been on fire offensively for the Leafs. Davie is currently riding a five-game scoring streak, with 11 points during that time. The Kaslo native has points in eight of his last nine games. . . . Nelson trails third-place Grand Forks by two points in Murdoch standings.last_img read more

Lofa Association in Grand Gedeh Launched

first_imgA group of Liberians hailing from Lofa County residing in Grand Gedeh on New Year’s Day inaugurated the Lofa Association of Grand Gedeh.The group, headed by Mrs. Musu Tamba, said the Association was organized in July 2013 with the aim of building a community of united Lofa natives in Grand Gedeh.Mrs. Tamba said the group comprises more than two hundred members who are engaged in businesses across Grand Gedeh County.Members of the association include dealers in building materials, used clothing and household utensils among other commodities and those engaged in gold mining, according to Mrs. Tamba.She added that the Association seeks to empower its members by providing loans and other assistance to their fellow compatriots.She disclosed that the group also aims to impact the county’s economy by what she described as “the opening of fabulous businesses.”Mrs. Tamba, who is one of the leading building materials dealers in Zwedru, said members also rally to provide support to those who get married, graduate, celebrate birthdays and other achievements in their lives. The Lofa association also provides help to the sick and impoverished members, she added.She disclosed plans to engage in large scale farming in Grand Gedeh in the coming years.“Prior to the civil war, Lofa County was referred to as the breadbasket of Liberia. Now we have over two hundred of us living in Grand Gedeh and I know we can put Grand Gedeh on the map as the leading producer of bitter balls and pepper in the near future,” Mrs. Tamba said.She said they have a very cordial relationship with the people of Grand Gedeh and the county’s authorities. The launch of the Lofa Association of Grand Gedeh was attended by people from all walks of life, including Grand Gedeh Acting County Inspector Josephus Garley, a representative from the Zwedru City Mayor’s office, the Grebo, Nimba and business communities.Some of the members of the association have been working and doing business in Grand Gedeh for over 25 years.The Lofa association is an addition to a network of other tribal groups residing in the county. There are the Fulani communities, Nimba citizens, Grebo community and Kru associations in Grand Gedeh.The festivity, which included a parade through the principal streets of Zwedru and an indoor program, was graced by musician Patrick Tamba Kailando, a Lofa native who also performs his music in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgEUNAN TAMES BARNHILLWith the weather holding out longer than expected, local golfers once again queued for the opportunity to take to the luscious fairways of Barnhill and grasping the ideal scoring conditions was the much travelled Michael Costello [10] who, starting with a birdie at Glebe [2nd] followed by a bogey at Swilly [3rd] and a ‘blank’ at 6th, replied with birdies on back nine at Stack Yard [14th and 18th for a n inward nine return of 22pts and a winning score 42pt. total. In runner-up spot was the in-form player of the month, Eunan Mc Garrigle [12]. Starting somewhat waywardly with a double bogey at Hall Door [1st] and the same score at Greenhills [8th], Eunan recorded birdies on inward nine at 12th, 16th and 18th, but that ‘blank’ at Candalabra [15th] put paid to his chances of the win. In third place was J.P. Clarke [11] who, having taken the turn with 22pts, recorded ‘blanks’ at 12th and 14th before replying with a birdie at Bridal Path [18th to finish on 38pts. Gross prize went to Don Ponsonby [5] who, despite a ‘blank’ recorded at 3rd, fought back with birdies at 6th, 8th and par five 18th for 30 gross pts.Saturday 10th Open saw the ‘form’ player take top spot this time out, Eunan Mc Garrigle [12] with a magnificent 45pts. Recording a two over gross score [22pts] on front nine, Eunan returned an almost flawless inward nine of 23pts, one over gross, with the help of a birdie at 15th. In runner-up spot was cat 4 stalwart Malcolm Crawford [19] with an equally high score of 43pts. With a ‘blank’ at Sliabh Sneacht [4th] and a birdie at Aughaninshin [17th], Malcolm’s back nine of 24pts was enough to outpoint former club captain Tom Mc Donagh [21] whose 22pts on the way home gave him a finishing total of 40pts and a placing due to B.O.T. Saturday’s gross was won once again by Simon Stephens [3] with 34 gross pts., consisting of birdies at 7th, 10th, 11th and 14th, giving him a gross score of–2 [34].Sunday 11th confined competition was won by Michael Forde [14]. Following a birdie at 1st with a double bogey at 4th, Michael replied with an eagle three at par five Settlement [11th]  followed by a birdie at par three Barnhill [16th] returning a level par back nine and 24pts. Great return from a cat 2 golfer. Following closely in second was Darragh Heaney [13] with 42pts. Following his outward nine of 20pts with 22pts on back nine consisting of a birdie at 17th but regretting a double bogey at Cornagill [10th]. Relegated to third place by B.O.T. was Bryan Harkin [26] whose birdie at Inishowen [5th] was followed by a ‘blank’ at 8th.  Best gross score was returned by club Captain Gerard Duffy [5] who, with birdies at 2nd , 3rd and 4th followed by three bogeys for a level par front nine, proceeded to record his only blemish on back nine at 17th to finish with 35gross pts.The Social Club are bringing you the best in entertainment—–A NIGHT @ THE RACES.,Thursday October 29th at 9pm in Club House. Horses can be purchased at €10 each and purchasers name their own horse. We want people to buy horses and to attend on the night when there will be a ‘bookie’ present for betting on each of the 10 races plus an auction race. There will be prizes for the best race attire and other novelties and Browns on the Green will provide a light snack. Tickets can be purchased through club President Anne Condon or through the Mens, Ladies or Parent club members. Race cards will be distributed through these channels also. Members & visitors can also contact Anne through Facebook. Monies raised is going to pay for the tee box construction that is currently ongoing. We are also looking for Race sponsors – €100 per race. We currently have secured sponsorship for 6 of the 11 races so things are going well. Many thanks to all of you who will support this night of excitement & craic. Don’t forget to wear your racing colours [optional]Congratulations to Joe Coyle and Jack Patton, prizewinners at the recent outing of Mulroy Links played at Sandy Hills course, Rosapenna GC.GOLF NEWS: PLAYER OF THE MONTH EUNAN MCGARRIGLE WINS AGAIN AT BARNHILL was last modified: October 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfSportlast_img read more