Penge is the highland hero in Scottish stroke play

first_img31 May 2015 Penge is the highland hero in Scottish stroke play On a blustery final afternoon, England’s Marco Penge refused to be blown off course and claimed his biggest title in the game – the Carrick Neill Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship.The 17-year-old won by a shot over the Lossiemouth links at Moray and said afterwards: “It’s my first win in a national men’s event and it’s a bit of a different feeling walking down the last.“I was a bit nervous on the last green – but now I feel good!”The win has also boosted his Walker Cup hopes and Penge, from Golf at Goodwood, said: “I’ve put my name forward, I’m giving it a good chance.”Penge, an England boy international and member of the England Golf boys’ squad, was in contention throughout the championship. After a first round 69 – two-under – he was two behind the leaders; after a second 69 he shared the lead at the halfway stage. But he wasn’t happy – he headed to the range for a practice session and came away feeling good for today’s final 36 holes.This morning he had a bogey-free round of four-under 67 to get to eight-under and take a one-shot lead into the final round. Then, he had to battle as the wind whipped across the renowned Old Course: “Conditions were really tough this afternoon,” said Penge.There were a host of leading names in the hunt for the title on a classy leaderboard, but Penge showed great tenacity to keep them at bay, helped by a decisive eagle at the par-5 17th. He closed with a two-over-par 73 for a six-under par winning total.Glenbervie’s Graeme Robertson, in the provisional Walker Cup squad ahead of September’s clash with the US at Royal Lytham, finished as runner-up on five under after a brave bid, with another Walker Cup squad man, Ireland’s Cormac Sharvin, taking third spot a stroke further back.Robertson, who posted a brilliant 66 in round three helped by a chip-in for an eagle two at the 9th, was bidding to become the first Scots winner since 2008 but came up just short.Penge – who won the Peter McEvoy Trophy earlier this season and will rise from his world amateur ranking of 280 – joins an impressive list of past champions. They include victorious Ryder Cup captains Bernard Gallacher and Colin Montgomerie, as well as current European Tour stars Stephen Gallacher, Richie Ramsay, Tommy Fleetwood and Andrew Sullivan.Caption: Marco Penge on his way to the title (image © Scottish Golf Union/Kenny Smith)last_img read more

Recipients of 100 Women Who Care funds upgrade bus

first_imgTo view the post; CLICK HERE To read more about 100 Women Who Care; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The recipients of the 100 Women Who Cares financial infusion, will be directing their funds towards a new wheelchair accessible bus.The Fort St. John Association for Community Living (FSJACL), were chosen on September 15th, 2019, at the 100 Women Who Care event receiving $19,200.Carmela Klassen, a woman that receives services through FSJACL, put together the presentation based on her own experience then presented her story to the women that attended the event.- Advertisement -Speaking about the difference the Association has made to her life, the attendees voted in favour of her cause.Sheri Lynn Ashdown, the Employment Coordinator for the Fort St. John Association for Community Living, shared the money will be used to purchase a new wheelchair accessible bus as the Association has a home that has 5 residents that use wheelchairs.A huge thank you to all the wonderful women who participated in the 100 Women Who Care event, our organization is very grateful for your support was shared to the FSJACL FB page.Advertisementlast_img read more

More Trouble for File Sharing: Virgin to Monitor in UK

first_imgRelated Posts Virgin Media, one of the UK’s leading providers of television / broadband / mobile / phone services, has announced plans to use deep packet inspection technology to track illegal file-sharing activity among around 40 percent of its UK network. Users whose activities are being monitored will not be informed of this fact.The tech comes from Detica, a company better known for working with government data and intelligence agencies than media files and P2P networks. Their CView product is designed to help put an end to illegal filesharing, and with ISPs showing interest, it’s unlikely that Virgin’s deal will be the last we hear about.In a lengthy document on illegal filesharing, Detica outlines how CView can be used to baseline the level of illicit filesharing then continue to measure the same activity as punitive measures are rolled out. The company believes that every ISP has an obligation to reduce illegal filesharing “by an agreed percentage over a period of time,” a goal that can only be achieved through accurate, thorough measurement of user activity – this is the very reason Detica created CView.Beyond measuring user activity on P2P networks, CView will not collect data on individual users. Raw traffic data and identification information is reportedly deleted in the closed system and cannot be accessed by a human operator. CView gathers data on peer-to-peer packets in user traffic and then inspects the packets to see whether the content is being shared illegally.Although the tech only examines aggregate traffic data, and although a Virgin spokeperson states that records will not be maintained on individual users, privacy concerns are right behind raining-on-our-parade concerns when one examines the question of monitoring user behavior. Isn’t warning, fining, censoring and/or restricting access for infringing users the next logical step?Give us your doomsday scenario – or your vote of confidence for the Detica/Virgin partnership – in the comments. jolie odell Tags:#p2p#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

IBM Doesn’t Compete With Google Drive. Really

first_imgCloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Tags:#google drive#IBM#smartcloud docs Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud antone gonsalves IBM has launched a cloud-based office-productivity suite called SmartCloud Docs that some industry observers say is a competitor to Google Drive (nee Google Docs).But the comparison is apples to oranges. OK, well maybe Fuji to Granny Smith.Different Ends of the MarketWhile Google Drive started with consumers and gradually became a business product, IBM’s focus here is the enterprise.SmartCloud Docs is only a small piece of the company’s corporate collaboration services, called SmartCloud for Social Business. SmartCloud Docs adds the ability to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations.“If customers, the press, or analysts position this as going toe-to-toe with Google Docs, or frankly, for that matter, parts of [Microsoft] Office 365, they’re missing the fundamental differences between the vendors,” Tom Austin, an analyst for Gartner, says. “IBM is into solution-selling.”That means IBM’s quarry isn’t a department head or branch office. It wants to sell Social Business to the whole organization to tackle a core business operation. Instead, picture a medical research facility looking to collaborate with hospitals in other countries.“What it’s really doing is trying to penetrate the boardroom and the [C-suite],” Austin said.Social Business also includes features for creating and managing blogs and wikis, a cloud version of the Lotus Notes email client, calendaring, archiving and mobile access to services.IBM is far behind Google in releasing a cloud-based productivity suite. Google rolled out its services in stages, starting in 2006. But that’s not seen as a particularly bad mistake for IBM. Corporations adopt slowly, giving IBM time to adopt and adapt.What About Microsoft?Within the enterprise, Microsoft, which sells Office 365 as a cloud-based collaboration-and-productivity suite, is a much stronger rival to IBM.For companies heavily invested in Windows and Microsoft’s on-premise Office suite, Microsoft is easing enterprises into its cloud by giving them the option of leaving some workloads behind the firewall, Forrester Research analyst TJ Keitt wrote in a recent report.“Google’s vision, on the other hand, is to leave the desktop behind for a cloud ecosystem based in the browser –- a vision for which many enterprise IT leaders aren’t ready,” Keitt wrote.A Different TakeUnlike research rival Gartner, International Data Corp. sees Google and IBM as competitors, but says IBM has taken its product a step further when it comes to helping people work together.For example, SmartCloud Docs can analyze versions of a document and help authors reconcile the differences, said IDC analyst Melissa Webster.“That’s a new level of functionality” in that feature segment, said Webster.Before SmartCloud Docs, such features were primarily used for code-management, helping developers reconcile code. “It’s a sophisticated problem to solve,” she said.Enterprise features like these set IBM apart; that and its focus on comprehensive technology packages.Google has its own large-companies, though. It’s integrating Drive in, Workday and other online apps.“This resonates with IT shops that seek to move as many commodity application workloads into the cloud as possible,” Keitt wrote.So while SmartCloud Docs and Google Drive are similar in function, they are entering the market from opposite directions. And while they haven’t met yet, the growing use of the cloud will change that.last_img read more

Photo: Maryland Will Wear New Under Armour Heritage ClutchFit Drives vs. Ohio State Thursday

first_imgA closeup of a Maryland basketball player's sneakersCOLUMBUS, OH – MARCH 22: A general view of Under Armour shoes during a game between the Maryland Terrapins and the West Virginia Mountaineers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on March 22, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Maryland will debut some new Under Armour basketball shoes for its Big Ten road game against Ohio State Thursday night. The No. 16-ranked Terrapins (18-3, 6-2 Big Ten) are set to take on the Buckeyes (16-5, 5-3 Big Ten) at Value City Arena in Columbus. Maryland is coming off a dramatic last-second victory against Northwestern, while Ohio State has won three of its last four contests. For their big road game, Mark Turgeon’s squad will be sporting new Under Armour Heritage ClutchFit Drives. Terps will celebrate their rich history & tradition tomorrow with the new Heritage ClutchFit Drives! #GoTerps #IWILL— Maryland Athletics (@umterps) January 28, 2015Notre Dame will be wearing similar Under Armour shoes for its game against Duke Wednesday night. Maryland and Ohio State are set to tip off at 7 p.m. E.T. Thursday. The game will be televised on ESPN.last_img read more

Las Vegas hotels bet on technology to attract dazzle guests

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. – It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing a phone call.Thousands of guests at some of Las Vegas’ casino-hotels also can get towels, food and toiletries delivered with just a few taps on their smartphone. It comes as the staples of hotel room technology — a phone on a nightstand and a flat-screen TV — aren’t cutting it anymore in the hypercompetitive world of Sin City tourism.Guests can use tablets to control room features like lights and temperature. Shower infusers and special lights promise travellers a chance to recharge. And a 4-foot-tall (1-meter-tall) robot can point visitors to the nearest ATM. In the battle for millions of Las Vegas’ tourists, voice-assisted speakers and purification systems also are part of the push to attract ever-more-demanding customers and keep them coming back.“The hotel brands or the casino brands are trying to make themselves evolve to become more relevant to a younger audience that is highly technologically enabled,” said Robert Rippee, director of the Hospitality Lab at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.Las Vegas hotels are not the only ones using such technology. The Acme Hotel Co. in Chicago put an Amazon Echo in every room and the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills, California, has equipped rooms with iPads. But what sets Sin City properties apart is the volume of guests they handle, which can test the technology that must be easy to understand.“Let’s say the tablet is a Microsoft Surface, but the tablet you use is an iPad, so you immediately have a gap,” Rippee said. “You, as the user, now have to learn to use a product an operating system you are unfamiliar with. If you are here for two nights, you are going to discard it.”Caesars Entertainment launched a texting service at its 3,976-room Caesars Palace casino-hotel on the Las Vegas Strip in August, months after rolling it out at two boutique hotels. Senior vice-president and chief experience officer Michael Marino said the service aims to improve guests’ stay after the company noticed a dip in phone calls.“It’s not like they have less needs, it’s just that something has happened over the last couple of years where people just don’t like to call people anymore,” Marino said.Four properties now have the service named Ivy, which the company credits for higher scores of two of its hotels on travel review website TripAdvisor.The service uses artificial intelligence to automatically answer common questions and requests, such as gym location and hours of operation. But trained staffers type back responses to more complex inquiries such as where Muslims should face to pray in the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca.“The window of your room faces to the East. If you pray facing the window, you will be oriented towards Mecca,” Ivy answered within two minutes.The Cosmopolitan casino-hotel also launched a chatbot a year ago, around the same time Wynn Resorts announced that an Amazon Echo would be installed in every room of the Wynn Las Vegas casino-hotel.At the Aria and Vdara hotels, each room is equipped with a tablet with applications that allow guests to schedule breakfast delivery, access thousands of publications and adjust temperature and lights. Travelers also can choose special rooms at the MGM Grand and The Mirage with several lighting options, including one that helps the body’s internal clock, and a device that infuses the shower’s water with vitamin C.Meanwhile, a shiny white, wide-eyed standing robot named Pepper in the lobby of the luxury Mandarin Oriental hotel can answer a set of preprogrammed questions, including checkout time, how to connect to the Wi-Fi network and the location of the spa.“I’ve seen robots on TV, but never in person. It’s so cute,” said Ana Rosa Santiago, a Miami resident who took a selfie with Pepper. “I already sent it to all my family.”___Follow Regina Garcia Cano on Twitter at .last_img read more

Two Indigenous protesters ordered to end protest at fish company

first_imgVANCOUVER – Fish farming company Marine Harvest says the B-C Supreme Court has ordered two Indigenous protesters, who have occupied the company’s houses and dock at Swanson Island for months, to leave by Saturday evening pending an upcoming hearing.Marine Harvest says the court also ordered them not to board or interfere with any of Marine Harvest’s salmon farms operating in the area.It says the order is pending a June 25 hearing of an application by Marine Harvest for a broader injunction order.Court documents filed by Ernest Alfred and Karissa Glendale, who are named as defendants, say they and many others from the ‘Namgis First Nation and surrounding First Nations are opposed to open-net fish farms in ocean waters in their traditional territories.They say they are legitimately concerned about the impacts the farms have on local fish and sea life.They say that as local Indigenous people in an area subject to ongoing Aboriginal title litigation, they have the right and responsibility to peacefully witness and observe fish farms and that an injunction sought by the company limiting them from within 20 metres of its fish farms is “overbroad.”Alfred called the injunction a “small setback” for the occupation, which has been ongoing for 268 days, and said he would respect the law.“I believe that fish farms will be a stain on our people’s history, and that when we look back at this time, we will celebrate our efforts and we will remind our children and our grandchildren about the time we just about lost our salmon,” Alfred said in an interview.“I firmly believe that the moment we remove these pens, we relieve the salmon of one their biggest threats.”Marine Harvest was previously granted an injunction against protesters who were occupying its Midsummer Island salmon farm in December 2017.Court records say the conditions of adjournment in the current case would be “similar” to those ordered in December 2017.It says if persons re-occupy any of the sites in the undertaking, the company may reset an application in relation to that activity on 48 hours’ notice.In a statement, Marine Harvest spokesman Jeremy Dunn says the occupiers are interfering with the company’s “legitimate activities.”“Meaningful dialogue with First Nations in the Broughton Archipelago, where we have been operating salmon farms for 30 years, remains a priority for Marine Harvest. Unfortunately, our efforts to date have not been successful, but we remain hopeful,” Dunn said in a statement.last_img read more

Beat summer heat with latest blunt haircuts

first_imgSummer is here and in this heat it becomes difficult to carry long tresses. To withstand the hot weather, blunt cuts can act as a saviour for women. Stylists have listed a few blunt haircuts: Short blunt with front fringe: Short blunt is basically touching your earlobes. In front, you can have a deep fringe, this will give you a really cool and chic look. Lob: Lob is basically the long blunt. Here the hair are shoulder touching, cut in a straight line. Long layered pixie: Short hair, long pixie, it’s surely an adorable combination. It’s lengthy enough to play with at the front and short at the back. This can even make you look longer with short layers at the back. Long blunt: Hair are kept pointed, edgy and are kept long upto the waist line. These are kept extreme straight and are cut through clippers. Straight and sleek strands: If you are looking to experiment with short layered haircuts that are sleek and easy to style, then this inverted bob style is the best thing to flaunt.last_img read more

Ohio State head diving club coach placed on administrative leave

John Appleman, the head coach of Ohio State’s Diving Club, was placed on administrative leave Friday after the class-action lawsuit was filed accusing fellow Ohio State Diving Club coach William Bohonyi of sexual abuse of a former athlete. Ohio State confirmed Appleman’s suspension with USA Diving and that he was placed on administrative leave by the university. On July 12, Appleman was suspended of his membership with USA Diving for undisclosed reasons. USA Diving released the following statement: “Providing a safe environment for USA Diving members is our top priority. USA Diving currently has suspended members and we are unable to comment further on this matter. USA Diving cannot comment on any action The Ohio State University may have taken.” Appleman was announced as the next diving coach at the University of Arizona on June 5, but Arizona rescinded his offer of employment once he was suspended by USA Diving. Appleman was mentioned by name in the class-action lawsuit filed against Bohonyi. The lawsuit stated that he learned of the sexual abuse while at the Senior Nationals competition in Knoxville, Tennessee, in August 2014. But the athlete, 17, was sent home while Bohonyi stayed at the event. The OSU Police investigation of Bohonyi was reopened on Jan. 30, 2018 after the university was contacted by the former diving club athlete. Appleman could not be reached for comment. read more

Gallery Ohio State vs Indiana

Urban Meyer leads the Buckeyes onto the field prior to the start of the game against Indiana on Oct. 6. Ohio State won 49-26. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes faced off against Indiana on Oct. 6 in Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 49-26, improving their overall record to 6-0. Photos by Casey Cascaldo and Amal Saeed.