Top Male Golfers Avoid Olympics Over Zika Concerns

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first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Shane Lowry is also out along with Rory McIlroy.  Both cited Zika concerns.  This means the top three Irish golfers are also out.  Graeme McDowell said he wanted to be with his wife, Kristin, during her pregnancy.Golf is in the Olympics this year for the first time since 1904. But the large number of top players pulling out may put golf’s Olympic future in doubt.Barry Maister, an International Olympic Committee member from New Zealand, blasted the golfers who have dropped out. “I think it is appalling,” he told Newstalk ZB, a radio station in New Zealand. “I don’t like it, and I don’t think the sport should be allowed to continue in the Games under that scenario.”Maister added, “Just getting in with your name and then putting up some second- or third-rate players is so far from the Olympic ideal or the expectation of the Olympic movement.” Golf has been the hardest-hit sport. Some athletes and coaches plan to preserve sperm for possible future pregnancies before traveling to Rio.Zika is a mosquito-borne virus linked to severe birth defects. Hundreds of thousands are infected in Brazil, and the virus has been tied to thousands of cases of microcephaly, which causes unusually small heads and brain damage in newborns. The virus can be sexually transmitted. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSgolfolympicsZika Previous articleRetirement Planning: How long will you live?Next article441 and 436 to be part of High-Tech Traffic Initiative Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img The top male golfers from Australia, South Africa, and Ireland have decided to not compete in the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil next month.Jason Day, Adam Scott and Marc Leishman are the top three male golfers from Australia.  ) have decided not to go to the Olympics. And the top three golfers from South Africa (Branden Grace, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel), will be joining them as spectators. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! None of the world’s top female golfers have yet backed out of the Olympics, even though they may face a greater health risk. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Sandwich guru

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first_imgLast year, we at the SoHo Sandwich Co were awarded the coveted prize of Sandwich Designer of the Year, writes Adam Gilbert. This award was extremely well-contested across the country, with hundreds of excellent sandwiches being entered by some of the country’s leading sandwich retailers and manufacturers, so it came as a real shock to us when were awarded this magnificent title.We were similarly delighted to be offered a regular slot in British Baker to share some of the great sandwich recipes that we are constantly creating here, with the people who matter most to us sandwich manufacturers: ’the baker’.So where better to start than with our winner? I don’t want to sound over-confident but we really knew it was a winner the first time we put it together. For the sandwich we make our own tomato chilli jam. However, you could replace the jam with a good-quality Thai sweet chilli sauce or a spicy tomato chutney. We roast off sliced sweet potato with olive oil, garlic and rosemary for a cracking sandwich.  == Ingredients == Spicy Spanish Thinly Sliced Chorizo Sausage 60gRoasted Sweet Potato 50gTomato Chilli Jam 30gAlfalfa Sprouts 15gBaby Spinach 15gTomato Ciabattini Piatta Loaf 1last_img read more

GCA to host spin bowling and wicket-keeping clinic tomorrow

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first_imgTHE Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) will be conducting a Youth Spin Bowling and Wicket-keeping Clinic for Under-17 players tomorrow from 09:00hrs to 13:00hrs at the St Stanislaus College tarmac on Brickdam.An invitation from chairman of the GCA Cricket Development, Mark Harper, has been extended to all GCA clubs to send three spin bowlers and a wicketkeeper to this clinic.The programme aims to help develop the ability of spinners and wicket-keeping and will include basic grips, actions, spinning the ball, flight, tactics and accuracy, glove and foot work, standing up and back and stumping.The following coaches will be working with the youths – Roger Harper, Clyde Butts, Garvin Nedd and Mark Harper himself.The players are required to wear whites or track pants with white tops, socks, sneakers and their personal water bottle.Wicketkeepers are required to bring the abdomen guard and wicketkeeping gear including helmets.last_img read more

Birmingham City 0-2 QPR: Watch highlights of Rangers’ victory

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first_imgRavel Morrison breathed new life into QPR’s bid for automatic promotion, scoring twice to give them a resounding win at St Andrews.See also:Morrison scores twice as QPR see off BluesBond hails Ravel as QPR assess Doyle injuryBirmingham v QPR player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

49ers camp: Scouting the offensive depth chart

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first_imgLong shot: Wilton SpeightAnalysis: Garoppolo still must prove fully recovered from left-knee reconstruction, and if that isn’t accomplished after three exhibitions, will the 49ers keep three QBs? Mullens should have the edge … SANTA CLARA — Not since 2003 have the 49ers produced a top-10 offense in total yards or points. Here is how this year’s depth chart looks heading into training camp (*projected starter):Quarterbacks (4)Lock: *Jimmy GaroppoloBubble: Nick Mullens, C.J. Beathardlast_img read more

Car wash, art gallery

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first_img11 November 2003In Johannesburg’s Alexandra township there’s a car wash business called the Eksclusive Boyz Kar Wash. On the wall of the car wash is a mural of Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko, created by MSE (Mzantsi Street Effects), a group of young graffiti specialists from Alex.The Eksclusive Boyz Kar Wash doubles as an exhibition space for Alex artists, exhibiting local artwork on its premises in an effort to develop skills in the community and, at the same time, to attract customers.Last year, Chris Maseneke and Mphane Tlhoaele of Eksclusive partnered with law firm Webber Wentzel Bowens to sponsor a young artists’ competition with the objective of uncovering local talent – and received over 100 entries from artists of 21 years or younger.This year, additional support from public-private initiative Business and Arts South Africa (Basa) enabled the competition to be promoted more widely in Alex, and following an extensive campaign on Alexandra community radio station ALEX FM, 110 entrants submitted work on the theme “Christmas Wish”.Work by 35 finalists, selected by a panel of judges, will be exhibited at the [email protected] gallery, Rustenburg Road, Melville, from November 11 to 17, and at the Webber Wentzel Bowens offices in Illovo from 21 November to 24 December. The art works will all be on sale, with proceeds going to the artists.The winners will be announced at a special event on November 21, and five winners will receive prizes totalling R17 000.Last year’s competition winner, 18-year-old Mandla Mavundla, said he “wanted to prove a point to those people who think that Alex doesn’t have talent. I believe that people in Alexandra suffer a lot and need a saviour. I believe that the person who will help our people in Alex will be born in Alex and understand the standard of living in Alex.”Some of the artworks from last year’s competition can be viewed on the Webber Wentzel Bowens website.Basa CEO Nicola Danby said the partnership between Webber Wentzel Bowens and Eksclusive “shows clearly how the corporate sector can engage positively and imaginatively with the community, and make a real difference to people’s lives, through the arts.”Basa, a joint initiative between government and the business sector, aims to promote sustainable partnerships between the private sector and the arts that will, in the long term, benefit the community at large.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Why Linkfluence Switched from CouchDB to Riak

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first_imgSocial analytics company Linkfluence began migrating from CouchDB to Riak recently. A blog post by Linkfluence’s Franck Cuny explains the reasons and sheds some light on the advantages and disadvantages of different non-relational databases.Linkfluence used CouchDB primarily to store Web content and metadata. It uses other databases such as PostgresSQL, MongoDB and Redis for other purposes.So why the switch?CouchDB stores every revision as a new document, and keeps the entire history of revisions. Linkfluence didn’t need this sort of versioning, and the revisions were starting to bloat its database. (However, a Hacker News commenter notes that this can be changed with the ‘_revs_limit’ setting.)CouchDB stores the entire database as one file. As Linkfluence’s database grew larger than one terrabyte, this became problematic.Cuny writes that he had problems with CouchDB crashing randomly, but notes that the last version of the database was “quite stable.”Cuny writes that Linkfluence had the following requirements for a replacement:easy to replicateno master/slavea REST interfaceshardingAlthough the company had to write its own Perl client, Cuny and company were generally impressed with Riak and its sponsor company Basho. For more information on Basho, check out our previous coverage.Does this mean CouchDB is a bad product? No. It just wasn’t the right tool for this job.Last year, the CouchDB team has focused on solving one problem in particular: offline access to data. The new Couchbase project may go in a different direction, but the classic CouchDB continues to focus on offline access. Meanwhile, BigCouch from Cloudant aims to address some of the scalability issues that Linkfluence faced.We expect to see a lot more cases like this as developers feel out the strengths of various new technologies. Related Posts Tags:#Analysis#cloud Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… klint finleycenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Resource Discovery: NCADV Hope & Power for Your Personal Finances

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first_imgJay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PdD[Flickr, Check out the sweet colors and upholstery job on this hotel love seat. I know it looks like “Motel 2” or “Faded Pink Roof Inn” but this was the room they gave us with Sarah’s super secret double platinum frequent guest card by colorblindPICASO, CC BY-NC 2.0]The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), in collaboration with the National Endowment for Financial Education, has developed financial education materials designed specifically for domestic abuse survivors. NCADV offers information on their financial education project, information on obtaining copies of Hope & Power for Your Personal Finances, and other useful financial education materials on their website. This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more