Women leaders welcome CJ’s decision to dissolve Parliament

first_imgWomen leaders have welcomed Chief Justice David Maraga’s decision advising the President to dissolve Parliament for failing to pass the 2/3rd gender rule.Speaking in Kajiado after attending a rites of passage ceremony at Ematoroki Olngesher, the women MPs led by Homabay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga lauded Maraga for his courage saying Parliament must accept it has failed as far as the two third gender rule is concerned.Nominated Senator Rose Nyamunga called upon the Chief Justice to uphold the constitution and support the implementation of the law without fear.Also Read  Ivory products worth Ksh 10 million seized in KajiadoFormer Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi said Maraga must ensure he leaves a legacy when his term comes to an end and the only way to be remembered is by ensuring that institutions are taken to task for failing in the mandate.Also Read  SRC moves to address pay disparities   Kajiado East MP Peris Tobiko however urged women to seek more elective positions in the forthcoming general election even as she lauded Maraga for his stand on the gender bill.Also Read  2/3rd gender headache: Maraga calls for dissolution of Parliament Likoni Mp Mishi Mboko said the decision to dissolve Parliament shouldn’t have come at a better time citing frustrations from their male counterparts in their attempts to adopt a legislation to enact the 2/3rd gender rule.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153last_img read more

Former CONCACAF president Jack Warner loses extradition appeal

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Former international football strongman, Jack Warner, yesterday suffered a major setback in his fight against extradition to face corruption charges in the United States, after the Court of Appeal here dismissed a judicial review challenging that extradition.The 76-year-old Trinidadian had his initial claim for judicial review dismissed by High Court judge James Aboud in 2017, but had subsequently challenged the ruling, contesting the process by which the extradition proceedings against him were being carried out and seeking to quash the authority to proceed (ATP) which was signed in 2016 by Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi.A former powerful former FIFA vice-president and CONCACAF president, Warner also challenged the legality of the Extradition (Commonwealth and Foreign Territories) Act, and the treaty signed between this country and the US.In a 40-page written decision dismissing the latest claim, however, the Court of Appeal comprising Justices Gregory Smith, Prakash Moosai and Andre des Vignes said the extradition treaty had not been shown to lack conformity with the Act and there was no merit in Warner’s case that the U.S. order which declared that country as a declared foreign territory was not valid.“Therefore, the pending extradition proceedings in respect of the appellant before the magistrate are valid,” the Court of Appeal ruled, adding that “there was no denial of justice in the issuance of the ATP by the Attorney General”.The Court of Appeal stayed the magisterial proceedings for 21 days pending an application by Warner for permission to argue his case at the London-based Privy Council, the country’s highest and final court.Cayman Islands’ Jeffrey Webb is currently awaiting sentencing in the US.Warner, who is on TT$2.5M (US$369 365) bail, was one of nine former and current executives of football’s world governing body, FIFA, to be named in a 47-count indictment by then U.S. Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, back in 2015.The indictment alleged racketeering, wire fraud and money-laundering conspiracies among other offences spanning 24 years in a scheme “to enrich themselves through the corruption of international soccer”.Cayman Islands’ Jeffrey Webb, who replaced Warner as CONCACAF president and FIFA vice-president following the cash-for-votes scandal of 2011, was also indicted. He subsequently pleaded guilty and is currently awaiting sentencing in the U.S.Warner, a long-serving Caribbean Football Union president and a former government minister here, is charged with 12 offences related to racketeering, corruption and money-laundering allegedly committed in the jurisdiction of the United States and Trinidad and Tobago, dating as far back as 1990.But Warner has claimed the case against him is politically motivated, accusing the United States of seeking revenge because it lost to Qatar in its bid to host the 2022 World Cup.He surrendered himself to police here in 2015, after learning of the provisional warrant for his arrest.last_img read more

Wisconsin upsets MSU 4-0

first_imgCHAMPAIGN, Ill. — On paper, Wisconsin didn’t have a chance. UW was the 11th seed in a tournament with only 10 other participants.The squad’s first-round opponent — sixth-seeded Michigan State — had silenced the Badgers 5-2 just weeks earlier in East Lansing, Mich. And winning has, for the most part, been an exception to the rule for Wisconsin this season.But Thursday, the UW women’s tennis team confounded expectations, silencing the Spartans 4-0 in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. It was a match marked by polarizing comebacks, lopsided set scores and a form of dominant behavior heretofore unseen from the Wisconsin team.”It feels great,” sophomore Morgan Tuttle said. “Just to … get one postseason win is great — it’s a great feeling.”The Badgers started the day by claiming the doubles point, holding even on the second and third courts three games each before pulling away. The mid-flight UW tandem of Tuttle and Chelsea Nusslock defeated Stephanie Kebler and Jessica Baron 8-4, while Badgers Kaylan Caiati and Erin Jobe downed Marianne Eelens and Ana Milosavljevic 8-3 on the third court.Meanwhile, team ace Caitlin Burke and freshman Elizabeth Carpenter rallied from a three-game deficit to bring their affair on the top court to 5-6 before play was called on account of the point having been clinched.When matters turned to the singles court, the drama only heightened as several Badgers held close with their Spartan opponents well into the first set before a notable degree of parity was achieved. On the top court, Burke found herself at a 3-5 disadvantage and facing set point before rallying to pry the first frame away from Bader 7-5.After that, there was no looking back for the UW junior, who claimed her second set 6-0 and clinched the Wisconsin victory on the day.”She’s got a really big serve. I was struggling in the first five, ten games just to get her serve back in play,” Burke said. “She was winning her serves so easily. And then I started getting a better rhythm and broke her a few times, and I think that got into her head a little bit.”Once I won the first three games of the second [set], it was basically over.”The day’s first individual Wisconsin victory belonged to Tuttle, however, who made quick work of Milosavljevic on the fifth court with a 6-1, 6-2 win that drew to a close well before most of the other meets had concluded their first set.”I think I just went out there positive and confident,” Tuttle said. “I just wanted another win under my belt.”Carpenter garnered the day’s second individual victory with a 6-3, 6-2 win over MSU’s Sarah Andrews and that effort — combined with the doubles point, Tuttle’s win already on the books and Burke’s victory soon thereafter — was enough to clinch a first-round victory for the underdog Badgers and punch Wisconsin a ticket to the second round of the Big Ten Tournament.Still, UW found itself playing without sophomore Nicole Beck as she was sidelined with an injury Thursday. However, matters equaled out as Spartan standout Pascale Schnitzer — who almost certainly would have been slated to play against Beck — was also relegated to the bench with an unspecified injury that had her on crutches for much of the contest.”As I said to Michigan State, we’ve been in the position all year long of playing shorthanded,” Henderson said, in partial reference to an injury that claimed Burke for eight weeks of the spring season. “That might have been the first time that [Michigan State] psychologically had to go into a match without one of their players. That might have had something to do with it once we got in control.”Thursday’s victory secures the Badgers a spot in Friday play, where they will take on the third-seeded Michigan Wolverines in a 2 p.m. quarterfinal contest. Last time the two teams met, Michigan emerged victorious in a lopsided 7-0 effort.But it should be noted that the Wolverine win came only 24 hours before that 5-2 loss at the hands of the Spartans — a loss the Badgers finally vindicated Thursday.last_img read more

Gilligan returns, helps steer Syracuse to 2-2 tie against UConn

first_img Published on October 19, 2014 at 10:28 pm Contact Liam: lpsull01@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse Goalkeeper Jenn Gilligan slapped her stick on the ice after making her 12th save of the night.Leah Bures had just unleashed a wrist shot from 15 feet away that Gilligan collected in her glove.“I thought she did a real good job,” said head coach Paul Flanagan when asked about his goalie’s play. “She handled the puck well. We’re excited about the experience she brings and she’s been pretty consistent so far.”Flanagan was happy with his goalkeeper’s 17 save effort as Syracuse (1-1-4) played UConn (2-3-2) to a 2-2 overtime tie on Sunday afternoon at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Gilligan allowed two goals in the second period – one on a power play – but was otherwise solid between the pipes.Making her return after sitting out Saturday’s 3-3 tie against Providence — she missed three days of practice earlier in the week with an injury — Gilligan stopped a Huskies offense that peppered the net early with 18 of its 19 shots coming in the first two periods.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn a four-on-four situation nine minutes into the second period, UConn’s Sarah MacDonnell played the puck to Theresa Knutson. She failed to score on a backhand shot but buried her own rebound in front of the goal.Flanagan said he thought the Huskies just caught Gilligan sleeping.UConn went ahead 2-1 when, from the top of the right side of the blue line, Rebecca Fleming threaded a pass to Emily Snodgrass.She pushed the puck underneath Gilligan’s right pad and into the left corner of the net. The goal came after sophomore left wing Morgan Blank was called for a two minute holding penalty, giving UConn a power play and the scoring chance.“Power play goals are always so difficult,” said Gilligan. “Obviously, it’s an extra attacker so there’s a lot of puck movement, a lot of bodies in front, so I’m just doing my best to cover the low ice and it somehow managed to get past me.”The one shot that Gilligan faced late came on a third-period slap shot from Lum about a foot in from the blue line. Lum gathered the puck and fired a shot that went high on Gilligan’s glove side. The junior goalkeeper snagged the puck with her glove.Flanagan called the save “huge” as it kept he game within reach for the Orange, allowing SU to tie the game on a last-second goal from Jessica Sibley as regulation expired.Gilligan credited UConn’s lack of opportunities to her defense and the rest of the players in front of her.“We came out in the third and showed some character,” said Sibley. “That’s a good thing.” Commentslast_img read more

Erickson: Hope remains for 3rd-straight Rose Bowl despite loss

first_imgAnything felt possible.Curt Phillips just orchestrated one of the best two-minute drills in recent Wisconsin history to force overtime Senior Day.Montee Ball had a renewed chance at breaking the NCAA career touchdown mark after earning the record-tying score in the second quarter.And the defense – which housed five of the nine seniors – was playing one of its best games of the season.But Senior Day couldn’t be that picture perfect.I wanted it. As a senior myself in my second year covering the football team, I saw the wealth of potential storylines with a Senior Day overtime win. It was tantalizing.How could a 1-minute, 33-second improbable touchdown drive after a sack on the first play end all for naught?It just wasn’t meant to be. Ohio State was undefeated once again. The Badgers wanted to repeat 2010. Unfortunately, 2012 just wasn’t the same. It simply was not meant to be.But looking at the facts, the better team didn’t necessarily win Saturday, at least as far as what’s on paper. There’s no denying Ohio State is going to be one tough beast to overcome in the immediate future, but at Camp Randall Saturday Wisconsin put forth an effort that fell just one missed field goal or one goal-line fumble short.The Buckeyes have the top scoring offense in the Big Ten, averaging 38.4 points per game. Through four quarters Wisconsin held Ohio State’s offense to only 14 points, and even with their third touchdown in overtime, it was the Buckeyes’ second-lowest scoring total of the season.The Wisconsin defense held Ohio State to its lowest offensive output all season with 139 rushing yards and 97 passing yards for 236 total yards. Prior to Saturday, the least amount of offensive yards OSU gained in a game was Oct. 20 against Purdue with 342 yards. It was averaging 445.3 offensive yards per game.Braxton Miller himself – OSU’s leading rusher – averaged 116.6 rushing yards per game and an additional 175.3 yards through the air. Despite the end result, the Badgers shut him down, allowing Miller only 97 passing yards as he finished 10-of-18 with 48 rushing yards.“I think everyone gave their all every single play,” fifth-year senior cornerback Devin Smith said. “They’re a team averaging 39 points a game and about 400 yards of offense and we held them to (236) yards and 14 points total … that’s the best any other team has done against them and I think that we definitely played well. That’s what makes this loss so tough.”The Badgers actually used backup running back Jeff Lewis as a stand-in for Braxton Miller on the scout team during practice leading up to the game. Lewis’ speed mirrored that of Miller, allowing the defense to get used to his mobility and find ways to contain him.The tactic paid dividends on the stat sheet – but not in the final score.Beyond limiting Miller, the Badgers also found a quick path to the backfield, posting seven tackles for loss for 29 yards and three sacks for a loss of 17 yards. The defense also had two quarterback hurries.It was one of the best performances the Badgers put together all season and it’s especially important given the Buckeyes were the best team they have faced all season.In effect, the Badgers may just be peaking at the perfect time – and that performance happened without one of their best players in middle linebacker Chris Borland.Despite the heart-wrenching loss (that in the grand scheme of the season means nothing, since UW is still going to the Big Ten title game), if the Wisconsin defense is able to keep up its level of play over the next two weeks, things are looking rosy for the cardinal and white.As of right now, chances are the Badgers will have a rematch with the Cornhuskers in the Big Ten Championship game. Nebraska and Michigan hold the same conference record, but Nebraska holds the tiebreaker with a 23-9 victory over Michigan. Also, Nebraska travels to Iowa for its regular season finale while Michigan travels to a far more dangerous setting – Ohio Stadium.While UW’s defense didn’t force any turnovers against OSU, it did sack Miller three times. In all honesty, Miller is one of the best quarterbacks in the Big Ten and far more mobile than Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez.If the Badgers can put forth a similar performance against Martinez, there’s an extremely solid chance they will make like 2011 and gain revenge in the Big Ten title game.UW still has one game remaining, at Penn State, which will pose as a litmus test for the defense. But for a defense that has proved its worth time and again this season, its performance Saturday was one worthy of Senior Day for a team vying for a spot in the Rose Bowl.Kelly is a senior majoring in journalism and is starting to freak out about her future. Think the Badgers deserved to win on Saturday? Let her know at kerickson@badgerherald.com or send her a tweet @kellymerickson.last_img read more

Joe Johnson’s last-second heroics put Jazz over Clippers in Game 1

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> When it came to scoring against the Utah Jazz, Rudy Gobert figured to present the same defensive paradox as the series of obstacles in a children’s campfire sing-along: Can’t go over him, can’t go around him, can’t go through him.That lasted for all of 11 seconds.When Gobert crumpled to the ground moments after winning the opening tip, his left knee having collided with the knee of Luc Mbah a Moute, it seemed a game and a playoffs series had changed.Things are never that straightforward, however, for the Clippers. Not in the postseason. Playing without Gobert, the Jazz stunned the Clippers with a 97-95 Game 1 defeat when veteran Joe Johnson drove past Jamal Crawford and floated a shot that sailed just beyond DeAndre Jordan’s fingertips and bounced twice on the rim before falling through the net as time expired.“You lose the first game and obviously you want to win all of your home games,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “We fought to the end of the year to get (homecourt advantage), now we’ve given it right back.”The Clippers had just rallied from an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit to tie the score at 95 on a bank shot by Chris Paul with 13.1 seconds left. The Jazz opted not to call a timeout and instead put the ball in the hands of Johnson, a former All-Star who has embraced a reserve role with the upstart Jazz.Gobert was diagnosed with a sprained left knee and, though X-rays were negative, left Staples Center before the game ended to undergo an MRI.The Clippers had won 18 of their last 20 games against Utah, dating back to 2012, and now the Western Conference’s No.  5-seeded team was without its anchor and leading Defensive Player of the Year candidate. So, how then, did the Clippers leave Staples Center on Saturday night saddled with an all-too-familiar feeling: In a 0-1 series hole, facing yet another uphill climb to overcome their years-long playoff demons?Paul pulled the Clippers within 90-89 on a 3 with 2:08 left in the game. They pulled within one point again at 94-93 when Blake Griffin buried a pair of free throws with 23.3 seconds remaining.With 18.7 seconds remaining, the Clippers fouled Derrick Favors, a career 66.4 percent free-throw shooter. He missed the first shot and made the second, setting up a dramatic finish.While the Jazz wait to find out whether they will have Gobert for the rest of the series, the Clippers issues are just as urgent. After flaming out in each of the past three playoffs in heartbreaking fashion, the Clippers find themselves facing the prospect of going back to a raucous Salt Lake City trailing by two games if they can’t find a way to win Game 2 on Tuesday.Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 26 points, while Paul had 25.However, the Clippers bench contributed just 12 points, while Utah’s veteran depth won out. All-Star Gordon Hayard finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds while Derrick Favors, thrust into a bigger role due to Gobert’s injury, finished with 15 points and six boards.After Gobert went down in the opening moment, the Clippers could not separate from the Jazz and trailed for much of the second quarter before Paul found a cutting Jamal Crawford with 1.2 seconds remaining before halftime to tie the game at 52.The Jazz took their biggest lead at 82-74 with 9:12 left in the fourth quarter when Jazz point guard George Hill banked in a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired.But the outcome was in doubt until Johnson’s last shot.The game everyone assumed was over in the first seconds actually was not decided until the final second ticked off the clock.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Dodgers pitcher Joe Wieland finally delivering on early potential

first_imgGLENDALE, Ariz. >> For Dodgers pitcher Joe Wieland, this has already been a successful spring.“I’ve been healthy,” Wieland said. “It’ll be the first spring that I’ve broken in a few years.”Knock on wood.Bothered last year by bone chips in his elbow, sidelined for all of 2013 by Tommy John surgery, Wieland is counting on pitching his first full season in three years. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error So far, so good. Wieland retired all six Colorado Rockies batters he faced Tuesday and hasn’t allowed a run in four spring innings.Then again, the question with Wieland was never his ability. Once a top-100 prospect, Wieland’s right elbow failed him early in his professional career — an all-too-frequent phenomenon in recent years.The 25-year-old right-hander made five starts for the San Diego Padres in 2012, going 0-4 before the torn UCL and Tommy John surgery ended his season. His ligaments were finally healthy in 2014, but the bone chips limited him to 13 starts. The last four came at the major-league level. And the last of those — a midweek game against Colorado at Petco Park — resulted in Wieland’s first career win.“It was so gratifying,” he said. “I’m glad I didn’t get (the win) my first year up. It only took 28 months to get it, but it came.”center_img This season offers a fresh start for Wieland, who was acquired from the Padres along with Yasmani Grandal in the December trade that sent Matt Kemp to San Diego. For the Dodgers, Wieland is arguably just as key to the deal in the long run as Grandal. His success depends on his ability to locate his array of pitches, including a changeup that impressed evaluators at Camelback Ranch on Tuesday. His fastball has settled into his pre-Tommy John range — low 90s, with the ability to touch 95 on the radar gun.Unlike Grandal, however, Wieland is not assured of a 25-man roster spot on Opening Day.Wieland has two option years remaining on his contract. The most likely scenario, assuming the Dodgers’ top five starters are healthy, sees Wieland begin the season in the rotation at Triple-A Oklahoma.A starter virtually his entire career, Wieland said he’d be willing to move to the bullpen if it means making the Opening Day roster. “I’m trying to make this as hard a decision as possible,” he said.Dodgers manager Don Mattingly isn’t deciding anything this week, but he likes what he sees so far.“He throws the ball kind of along the lines of (Brandon) McCarthy, (Brett) Anderson, who can throw the ball where they want to both sides of the plate, can spin it, and that works,” Mattingly said. “I remember seeing him early on in San Diego and thinking the same things.”Richards progressesAngels pitcher Garrett Richards threw a 40-pitch simulated game in Tempe without incident, an important step before the right-hander makes his Cactus League debut. Richards has not pitched in a competitive game since suffering a season-ending knee injury last August.Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher told reporters that Richards will need more fielding practice, then could pitch in a game in the near future, possibly next week.Winn recalls HamiltonRetired major league outfielder Randy Winn, now a volunteer with the Baseball Assistance Team (BAT) charity, recently visited both the Dodgers’ and Angels’ camps to raise funds and awareness for the charity.Winn is also a former teammate of Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.“I hope everything’s all right with him,” Winn said of Hamilton, who is facing a possible suspension for cocaine use after a much-publicized relapse. “I don’t know all the details. I hope everything’s OK.”AlsoDodgers pitcher Joel Peralta threw 24 pitches to minor league hitters Joey Curletta, Alex Verdugo and Dillon Moyer on a back field. It was the first time he’s faced live batters since reporting. Peralta said he didn’t feel any of the shoulder stiffness that bothered him early in camp. … Dodgers prospect Julio Urias, 18, is expected to throw three innings against the Chicago Cubs today in Mesa, though Mattingly said the final inning might be in the bullpen. … Non-roster invitee Ben Rowen, who is recovering from thoracic outlet surgery, said he’ll throw his first live batting practice on March 18. … Yasiel Puig, Adrian Gonzalez, Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner are among the Dodgers players who will travel for their two-game series at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Pitcher Clayton Kesrhaw said his status for the trip is undecided. … The Angels still hold the rights to 2009 draft pick Jake Locker, who retired as an NFL quarterback, but will not attempt to bring him back to a baseball field, according to multiple reports.last_img read more

Schedule your appointment for this 2.8 acre spread with J.P. Weigand

first_imgTake a look at this one: 2.8 acres with three bedroom, 3 BA ranch with 2-car attached garage PLUS another single, detached garage and an amazing, steel-framed 60′ x 40′ shop with heated floors and an overhead door! Many, many upgrades! This home boasts lots of living space on the main floor and also in the basement. Main floor laundry, two dining areas, a craft/sewing room, double family rooms/offices, and a full wall of cabinetry in the basement. Bar area in basement opens into the family room that has lots of storage cabinets. 85-gallon hot water tank! Central heat & air are only three years old, and the roof was new last year! Parking galore. Propane tank is rented and is for the shop only. Eco water softener is owned. Schedule your private showing TODAY with Cathy Sheets, J. P. Weigand – Branch Broker, Phone: (316)215-1359.  Additional photos and property details available at:  http://cathysheets.weigand.com/property/43944673/904-E-14th-St-S-Wellington-KS-67152last_img read more

New figures show a rise in popularity for nine-hole golf

first_img A number of the world’s leading golfers are demonstrating their support for shorter forms of golf as new figures reveal a significant increase in competitive nine hole scores being submitted.Stars of the sport, including Padraig Harrington, So Yeon Ryu, Jon Rahm, Charley Hull, Mel Reid and Richie Ramsay feature in a new series of videos produced by The R&A with the support of various national bodies about their memories of playing nine hole golf and their enjoyment of the shortened format.“Nine hole golf is a shorter form of the game that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy together and can be played after work, after school and at the weekend,” said Ramsay, a three-time European Tour winner.Dame Laura Davies remarked; “For amateurs and fun things it’s a great concept.” While Charley Hull added: “It’s a great way to get into the game.”The work being achieved by golf’s governing bodies in Great Britain and Ireland to promote nine hole golf and shorter formats as a way of enjoying the sport in less time, either recreationally or for handicap purposes, is illustrated by new figures which demonstrate the rising popularity of competitive nine hole golf.Key findings on nine hole golf have revealed the following:• England Golf has reported a 50% increase in nine hole competitive scores returned between 2014 and 2017 (70,127 to 105,254). Between 2016 and 2017, competitive nine hole club rounds by males increased by 17% (50,667 to 59,336) and 6% by females (43,314 to 45,918).• In Ireland, from 2016 to 2017, competitive nine hole club rounds by women and girls increased by 64% (18,753 to 30,803) and by over 200% by men and boys (2,370 to 7,250).• Wales Golf has reported a 28% increase in nine hole competitive scores returned between 2016 and 2017 (12,201 to 15,671).• Scottish Golf has reported a 30% increase in nine hole competitive scores returned between 2016 and 2017 (30,021 to 39,107).The popularity of nine hole golf is also evident in other countries; in Portugal, there has been a 269% increase in the number of nine hole qualifying scores recorded from 2007-2017 (1,688 to 6,225), while in Spain the number of nine hole rounds played from 2014-2017 has increased by 36% (35,777 to 48,806).In Australia, last year’s Play 9 initiative, which gave players the challenge of tackling the back nine holes at the Emirates Australian Open, attracted 163 clubs and 2,442 competitors. Organisers are aiming for 350 clubs and over 10,000 players to enter Play 9 this year. Elsewhere, in Canada, nine hole scores submitted between 2007-2017 rose from 277,722 to 732,072, an increase of 164%.Golf’s professional circuits are also embracing shorter formats of the game with the exciting GolfSixes event recently played on the European Tour and the popular junior GolfSixes League expanding through new partnerships across Europe. Meantime, England Golf and the European Tour have just announced a partnership which will start by engaging members at over 1,900 clubs through GolfSixes.Duncan Weir, Executive Director – Golf Development at The R&A, said, “The figures reported by the national associations in Great Britain and Ireland, and those in other countries, demonstrate that nine hole golf is rising in popularity. We are encouraged to see that shorter forms of the sport are being embraced by clubs and golfers as a perfectly valid means to play golf in less time, either recreationally or competitively.”This year’s R&A 9 Hole Championship Final will be played on Saturday 14 July ahead of The 147th Open at Carnoustie and thousands of golfers are competing to try and qualify through events being held by clubs throughout Great Britain and Ireland.In Scotland, the first ever national nine hole final at Milnathort in June will now be played over two days after over 170 clubs registered for the chance to go forward to play at the famous Angus links. Over 300 courses in Scotland now also have a designated nine hole Standard Scratch Score (SSS) to stage nine hole medals, with more than 50 new ratings so far this year. 14 May 2018 New figures show a rise in popularity for nine-hole golf Tags: Nine holes, R&Alast_img read more

Antonio Torres will compete with Casillas and Rubiales for the RFEF

first_imgAntonio Torres will fight with Luis Rubiales and Iker Casillas to preside over the Royal Spanish Football Federation. This was announced at a press conference at the College of Journalists of Catalonia. Of course, to get your application, you will first have to meet the 15% of the guarantees of the federative assembly members or, what is the same, at least the backing of 21 of its 140 members. Despite being a less media profile than the other two candidates for federative command, Antonio Torres is a man of federative contacts, for his past in the arbitration and for his link to the Catalan Federation. Moreover, he already tried to run for this election, but could not and even he challenged them before the Catalan Sports Court.In addition, in his curriculum, as pointed out by La Voz de Almería, facts such as leading collegiate training courses for the youngest are appreciated, have been a professional footballer or have been 20 years in the world of arbitration. In the absence of knowing the final date of the elections, there is already another candidate to compete with Rubiales and Casillas.last_img read more