Five English players selected for Curtis Cup team

first_img Five English players have been selected for the GB&I team of eight which will take on the USA in the 39th Curtis Cup match at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club near Dublin from June 10 to 12.They are world number four Bronte Law of Cheshire, Alice Hewson of Hertfordshire, Meghan MacLaren of Northamptonshire, Rochelle Morris of Yorkshire and Surrey-born Charlotte Thomas. The reserve is Leicestershire’s Lianna Bailey (Kirby Muxloe).This will be Law’s third appearance in a Curtis Cup team, having made her debut in the winning side at Nairn in 2012; and a second consecutive appearance for Thomas.The team will be completed by three Irish players: world number one Leona Maguire, Olivia Mehaffey and Maria Dunne.Six of the players were selected automatically. They were the top four GB&I players on the World Amateur Golf Ranking – Maguire (1), Law (4), Mehaffey (9) and Hewson (36); and the top two players not otherwise exempt from the LGU order of merit – MacLaren and Morris. Thomas and Dunne were selectors’ picks.The team will be captained by Aberdeen solicitor Elaine Farquharson-Black (Deeside), who played in the 1990 and 1992 Curtis Cup matches.“We have an extremely talented team which has considerable experience of playing amateur golf at the highest level,” said Elaine. “I am looking forward to meeting up with the team at The Castle Golf Club to prepare for the match. With some of the best players in the world on both sides, it is going to be a really exciting Curtis Cup.”Manager of the GB and I team is Lincolnshire’s Helen (Dobson) Hewlett who played in the 1990 Curtis Cup match and also won the 1989 Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship.The United States leads the Curtis Cup series with 28 wins to GB&I’s seven. Three matches have been drawn.The England players:Alice Hewson, 18, (Berkhamsted) is an England and GB&I international who has played in both the Vagliano Trophy and its companion junior match. She has been a regular winner since capturing the English U13 girls’ title and her successes have included the Scottish U16 stroke play, the U18 prize at the St Rule Trophy and the girls’ title at the Telegraph Junior Championship. She has helped England beat Spain in the biennial international, to win the girls’ and women’s Home Internationals and the team event at the European Young Masters. She has won twice since starting at Clemson University in South Carolina last year.Bronte Law, 21 (Bramhall) is the world number four and will be playing in her third Curtis Cup team, having made her debut as a member of the winning side at Nairn in 2012. She has won the English women’s amateur for the past two years and was runner-up in the 2016 South American women’s amateur. She has represented England since she was 14, notably winning a world championship bronze medal in 2014. She has also represented Europe in the Junior Solheim and Ryder Cups and has won four times on the US women’s college circuit, where she is a student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).Meghan MacLaren, 21, (Wellingborough) is a prolific winner on both sides of the Atlantic. She is a past British and Irish stroke play champion and has won eight times on the US college circuit where she is a student at the Florida International University. She is an England and GB&I international, having played in the Vagliano Trophy, and she represented Europe in this season’s inaugural Patsy Hankins Trophy against Asia Pacific.  She has had top ten finishes this season in both the South American Amateur and the Helen Holm Scottish stroke play championships.Rochelle Morris, 20, (Woodsome Hall) is knocking on the door of a big title after securing a number of second places. She was the runner-up in two national championships last year: the English women’s amateur at Hunstanton and the English women’s open stroke play at St Annes Old Links. In addition she was runner-up in qualifying for the English women’s open match play at Trentham. This year she was second in The Leveret, the prestigious stroke play event which is one of the season’s curtain raisers and reached the matchplay stages of the French U21 championship.Charlotte Thomas, 23, (West Surrey) is an England international who will represent GB&I for the second time in the Curtis Cup and has also played in the Vagliano Trophy. She is Surrey-born, but has been based overseas, and has a thoroughly international record. She’s a past winner of the English mid-amateur championship and runner-up in the English stroke play; she’s a student at the University of Washington, Seattle, and has won this college season and had seven top ten finishes. She was the winner of the inaugural Annika Invitational at Mission Hills in Shenzhen, China.Image © Leaderboard Photography 28 Apr 2016 Five English players selected for Curtis Cup team last_img read more

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Dam Inn Mates take it on the chin again

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsFor the second straight week the Dam Inn Mates took it on the chin.In a rematch of the 2010 West Kootenay Flag Football League final, the Mates once again played second fiddle to the Castlegar Vikings. This time the Vikings hammered the Mates 38-7 in action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field. During week one, Hume Brewers thumped the Mates 21-1. In two games the Mates have been outscored 57-8.The Vikings dominated both sides of the ball, scoring at will and twice intercepting Dam Inn quarterbacks. Castlegar quarterback Dave Kravski tossed touchdowns to Carl Perepolkin, Kevin Wilson, Steve Mota and Bryan Lauzon.Kravski also ran for one major while Mota and Wilson picked off Dam Inn passes.The win moves Castlegar into a tie with idle Hume Brewers. Hume also pounded Dam Inn during week one of the season.The score of the contest between Nelson Impact and Whites was not available.The league resumes play Sunday at Mount Sentinel with one game on the schedule. Hume meets Whites at 11 a.m. The following week Castlegar hosts the Brewers at 11 a.m. while Dam Inn meets Whites at 1 [email protected]last_img read more

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Knowing livestock tampering laws helps maintain responsible food production at Ohio fairs

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Summer marks the beginning of fair season — a time when thousands of 4-H youth all across the state showcase the animal projects they have spent so much time perfecting. As these hard working kids gear up to show their animals, I  want to encourage all exhibitors to be aware of livestock tampering rules so they do not accidentally disqualify their market animal projects.Some key things to keep in mind as you prepare your animal for the show ring: • If an animal is sick, the exhibitor should contact the veterinarian. • Prescription medications must be prescribed by a veterinarian for a valid medical purpose. • Extra-label use of any medication must be prescribed by a veterinarian and have an extended withdrawal time. • Over-the-counter drugs must be used according to label directions for a valid medical purpose. • Showing any livestock which has been administered a drug that exceeds the tolerance level, or a drug for which the withdrawal period has not elapsed, is prohibited.Other prohibited practices include: exhibiting an animal which has been tranquilized, making a false statement on a drug use notification form, failing to file or update a drug use notification form, negligently causing an unlawful substance to be present in an animal, or failing to sign a chain of custody form.If you have questions, calling the right person can make all the difference. As the regulatory agency to ensure food safety and prevent livestock tampering, we have seen instances in past years in which livestock exhibitors unknowingly violated Ohio’s livestock tampering laws. For example, if an exhibitor has a problem with their animal and they call the breeder rather than their veterinarian, the well-meaning breeder may inadvertently give the animal a medicine that would disqualify them from competition. If you have a question or medical concern about your animal, you should always call your veterinarian. Consulting with your veterinarian can prevent an accidental disqualification.Drug residues and other signs of tampering not only pose food safety concerns, they can provide an unfair competitive advantage over other animals. In an effort to keep things safe and to level the playing field for all animal exhibitors, the Ohio Department of Agriculture will continue to strictly enforce livestock tampering rules this fair season.Animal exhibition is an important part of youth leadership development and preparation for future food and livestock production. Lessons learned in the show ring prepare youth to be the next generation of successful, responsible food animal producers in our state. In addition to providing us with necessities like food, milk, shelter, and even fuel, food and agriculture provides one in seven people with jobs and generates $105 billion to the economy. As our population continues to grow, livestock exhibitors will become even more important in passing our agricultural traditions to future generations and helping to provide much needed food and agricultural products.As you make your final preparations to head into the show ring, I urge all of our youth exhibitors to be aware of Ohio’s livestock tampering laws and to be diligent in making sure your animal does not fall victim to an accidental or intentional tampering.For additional information or clarification, contact the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health at 614-728-6220.I wish every one of our animal exhibitors a safe, exciting and successful showing season.last_img read more

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PEI artist honours deceased Cree activist

first_imgAPTN National NewsNew work by a stained glass artist will honour a young Cree activist who died in 2010.Shannen Koostachin fought for a new school to be built on her remote First Nation in northern Ontario.Koostachin was killed in a car accident at age 15.But her fight for equal education goes on .APTN’s Trina Roache has more.last_img

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Thwarted emergency debate on tax reforms not the end of the discussion

first_imgOTTAWA – A Conservative bid for an emergency debate on the Liberal government’s controversial small business tax proposal was thwarted Wednesday, but that does not mean they — nor the public — are out of options for sharing their views.“Parliament, and not the government, is the final authority on taxation,” Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre said as he called for a House of Commons debate on the proposed changes before consultations wrap up next week.Deputy Speaker Bruce Stanton, a Conservative MP, ruled the request did not meet the criteria and turned him down.The proposals, unveiled this summer by Finance Minister Bill Morneau, would eliminate small business tax provisions that the Liberals argue allow some wealthy Canadians to avoid paying their fair share.That includes restricting the ability of business owners to lower their tax rate by sprinkling income to family members, even if they do no work for the business, and curbing the ability to convert regular income into capital gains, which are typically taxed at a lower rate.The proposed changes would also limit private corporations from making passive investments in things like real estate or stocks.They have sparked a revolt by doctors, farmers, small business owners and even some backbench Liberal MPs, who have spoken publicly about the complaints they have been hearing from their constituents.Amid the ensuing uproar, the government has insisted they are listening to concerns and open to changes — with several sources suggesting they are open to going back to the drawing board.The Liberals say they have no intention of extending the Oct. 2 deadline for consultations, but a government source who spoke on condition of anonymity said that does not mean everything will be a done deal by then.The source, who wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said the government is open to working with people, and that there would be a chance to comment on any draft legislation — standard practice for money or other complex bills.That would especially be the case with the proposal on passive investment, because unlike with capital gains and income sprinkling, Morneau did not release a detailed legislative proposal this summer.The source also said the Liberal government is committed to the ideas in all three proposals, but will evaluate next steps once the consultation period is over — and has not set a firm timeline for doing so.Meanwhile, the Senate finance committee will also take a closer look at the proposed changes and report back by the end of November.“I think there has been a lot of rhetoric thrown around on all sides, and that’s where the Senate of Canada can do a great job of sober second thought,” Sen. Andre Pratte said Tuesday in the Senate Chamber.The Conservatives are also widely expected to make the proposed tax changes the focus of an opposition day motion coming their way next week.— Follow @smithjoanna on Twitterlast_img read more

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Dawson Creek officials bringing in pumps after water overtops 17th Street Bridge

first_imgHenderson said that the crossing on 102nd Avenue just downstream of the 17th Street bridge is said to be impeding the creek’s flow, and that pumps are being brought in to move water that is accumulating behind the 102 Ave. culverts.According to Henderson, the challenge faced by City officials is not knowing how much more snow is left to melt at near Dawson Creek’s headwaters.“The water that’s coming to town is coming from well west of the city. It’s really understanding how much the snowpack melts out there, which is outside our area. What we found out yesterday is that it takes probably at least twelve hours for that water to show up. The million dollar question is has it all melted to a point where that peak flow is now here and its on its way down, or is there more to come? I don’t have that answer, but there’s potential. But every day that we have a melt like this is one day closer to the end of it.”Henderson added that this year’s melt is slower than previous years, when rain combined with melting snow caused water levels to increase rapidly. A map of current streamflow levels in the B.C. Peace Region. Photo by BC River Forecast Centre. A map of current streamflow levels in the B.C. Peace Region. Photo by BC River Forecast Centre. Screen Shot 2018-04-26 at 10.01.46 AM Data from the BC River Forecast Centre and from Environment Canada shows just how much water is passing through the South Peace. The Pouce Coupe River, into which Dawson Creek flows, recorded a peak flow of nearly 500 cubic metres per second through the overnight hours. On Monday night, that level only peaked at 175 cubic metres per second. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Officials with the City of Dawson Creek are bringing in pumps to help deal with the large volume of water surging down Dawson Creek itself, after water overtopped one of the City’s bridges.The City’s General Manager of Development Services Kevin Henderson said that the 17th Street Bridge, which was closed to traffic late yesterday, was overtopped by water some time through the overnight hours. He said that the bridge is the only crossing that had – as of 10:00 a.m. Thursday – been overtopped by the creek’s water.  A Google Maps image of Dawson Creek near the 17th St. and 102nd Ave. crossings. A Google Maps image of Dawson Creek near the 17th St. and 102nd Ave. crossings. A Google Maps satellite photo of Dawson Creek near the 17th St. and 102nd Ave. crossings. A Google Maps satellite photo of Dawson Creek near the 17th St. and 102nd Ave. crossings. last_img read more

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Annual Community Exhibition hosted by the Energetic Learning Campus

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – For its fourth year, the Energetic Learning Campus (ELC) is hosting their Community Project Exhibition, the school-wide community-focused project.The continued question for the students is ‘How will I make a difference in our community?’The project facilitated the opportunity for students to make connections within the community with organizations and individuals as a way to make a difference. Students found their own voices to recognize and work on local issues by figuring out practical ways to help in the community. According to the teachers of the ELC, students were encouraged to top build communication and connection within the community, to create a positive change, by being inspired and taking pride to become globally educated citizens.June 5th, 2019, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm the students of the ELC will showcase their plans on how to make Fort St. John a better place. The exhibition will be set to be very interactive like a trade show so visitors can walk about and interact with the different groups hearing what they learned by trying to make a difference in the community.To view the FB Event; CLICK HERETo view a fundraiser inspired by the students; CLICK HERElast_img read more

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Reinvented the actor in me in New York Anupam

first_imgMumbai: Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who is back in the country after almost three months, says it has been a great learning experience being in New York and reinventing the actor in him there. Anupam was busy shooting for the second season of the medical drama series “New Amsterdam” in the US. He took to Twitter to announce his return to India after 100 days. “I am finally India bound after almost 100 days. It has been a great learning experience being in New York and reinventing my life and the actor in me,” Anupam wrote. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka He also said he felt emotional on his return to India. “I am joyous and emotional going back to my country after a long gap. Looking forward to a familiar experience,” he added. Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in the US, “New Amsterdam” follows the brilliant and charming doctor Max Goodwin played by actor Ryan Eggold, the institution’s newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. On the Bollywood front, the 63-year-old actor was last seen on screen in “The Accidental Prime Minister”. He played former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the film.last_img read more

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Curtis Samuels emergence among bright spots at Ohio State spring practice

Sophomore running back Curtis Samuel (4) is one OSU player coach Urban Meyer mentioned could see an increased role in the upcoming season.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorOhio State coach Urban Meyer began his Tuesday press conference on a negative note for the second straight week, but he stressed that’s not a reason to panic.“We’re not very good right now, which is fine,” Meyer said. “It’s spring, we don’t have to be good.”Despite the seemingly slow start to spring practice, it’s not all doom and gloom at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.While Meyer said the Buckeyes have “offensive line issues” because of injuries, he added that OSU has a few playmakers making a name for themselves in practice. One of those players, sophomore running back Curtis Samuel, has been good enough that the Buckeyes will do anything they can to get him on the field, Meyer said.“We’re taking a look at Curtis Samuel as a receiver/H-back/running back, so he’s mixing time,” Meyer said. “He’s doing both. He’s a guy that we’ve ID’d as a top-five playmaker right now in our program.”Samuel played in all 15 games last season, but was second fiddle to rising junior Ezekiel Elliott for most of the year. Samuel ended up third on the team with 383 yards and six touchdowns on the ground while averaging 6.6 yards per carry.Despite earning a start in place of Elliott against Illinois in OSU’s eighth game of the season, Samuel’s playing time tailed off during the Buckeyes’ run to the College Football Playoff National Championship.But that could have been a result of Elliott’s play — he finished the year with 1,878 yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground — rather than a decline in form for Samuel.After Samuel earned just one carry in the title game, Meyer said Tuesday that Buckeye fans will see the Brooklyn, N.Y., native on the field early and often next year.“The days of Curtis Samuel playing 10 plays are over,” Meyer said. “It’s our job to get him on the field for 40 or 50 plays. With (Elliott) coming back healthy and all that, to see him stand on the sideline and watch Zeke play is not right.”As Samuel moves up the list of top OSU playmakers, his coach said the Buckeyes are trying to figure out who else has earned the right to touch the ball next year.Meyer said wide receiver Michael Thomas is high on that list, but added that the redshirt-junior will undergo a sports hernia surgery. He said the surgery is “not that serious,” and mentioned that former Buckeye Ryan Shazier and current redshirt-junior safety Tyvis Powell both had the same procedure.Along with Thomas, Meyer said redshirt-sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall is one of the top playmakers in addition to Elliott, and he said Samuel is “not far behind.”Beyond that group, the fourth-year OSU coach said he and his staff are trying to figure out how other players like redshirt-senior tight end Nick Vannett and redshirt-sophomore tight end Marcus Baugh could fit in.Among the players forcing their way onto the list this spring is sophomore H-back Noah Brown, Meyer said.“Noah Brown had a very, very good day, too, so he’s moved from 15th on the list to whatever,” he said.For now, the list of the Buckeyes’ top playmakers is likely to change, but Meyer said he hopes to have it all penciled in after the Spring Game.“(At) the end of spring I’ll have that, what order they’re gonna touch the ball,” he said.The Buckeyes’ annual Spring Game is schedule for April 18 at Ohio Stadium, before OSU opens its regular season against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Va. read more

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Football Moving past the loss to Iowa and more from Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer watches a Buckeye offensive possession from the sideline in the third quarter of the Ohio State-Iowa game on Nov. 4. Ohio State lost 24-55. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe mood in the postgame press conference room following No. 6 Ohio State’s 55-24 loss to Iowa last Saturday was noticeably down. Head coach Urban Meyer and the two players — center Billy Price and defensive end Tyquan Lewis — were both clearly emotional about the loss they suffered that could prove to be the loss that wipes out its playoff hopes.Meyer spoke on the Big Ten coaches teleconference Tuesday about what he said to the team after the game as he attempted to keep the morale up in the locker room. The message to the whole team — players and coaches alike — was simple. “Move forward,” Meyer said. “We have great trust, great confidence. I just had that discussion with our staff yesterday where we gave up an incredible amount of rushing yards and the week before we shut down Saquon Barkley, arguably the best back in the league or in the country. And then J.T. was 13-for-13 or 16-for-16, or whatever it was, and then it’s athletics and you’ve got to rebound and put that one behind you, which is hard, but you’ve got to move forward.”Meyer said his team knows what is at stake in the upcoming matchup against Michigan State and that the team still has plenty left for which to play.“They understand, they’re a very smart team, understand what’s at stake,” Meyer said. “Come back home and play against the other team that’s tied with us for first place. I’ll know more today, obviously we haven’t seen them yet. These meetings start here in a few minutes.”Here are some more topics he discussed Tuesday.Meyer on Michigan State’s improved season: “Their quarterback’s really starting to play well. Threw for 800 yards the last two games. Defense, they’re No. 1 in the league in rush defense. Playing typical Michigan State, very good defense. So they’ve just got some momentum right now.”Meyer on the linebackers’ performance this season: “This past week was not good at all. To this point, they’ve been playing very solid, at times very good. Especially when you have some new guys in there. Jerome Baker is really the only returning starter. At times, they’ve played very well. And like the week before, they played very, very well. And this week we did not.”Meyer on balancing quarterback and tailback rush attempts: “A lot of those are, when you run the read game, they’re a couple defenses that really tried to take the tailback out of the game. So we’ve been working on that hard this week.”Meyer on whether the inconsistent play is the result of a lack of leadership: “No I think this is one of the better groups that I’ve had. It’s perplexing at times because I know they care so much. The two ejections, one was a mistake by the official and one was in the heat of the moment, there wasn’t a purpose or intent to it.”Meyer on safety Damon Webb’s career and 2017 season: “A very good career. Obviously it remains to be seen how he plays these last few games out, but he’s a very good player for us. Good person … He’s done a pretty good job [this season]. Obviously, the taste in your mouth from last weekend was not good, but before that he’s been playing pretty good.” read more

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