Tiger Woods tees off on the 10th hole at Innisbrook’s Copperhead course during the pro-am at the Valspar Championship golf tournament, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Palm Harbor, Fla (Jim Damaske/Tampa Bay Times via AP)PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Jordan Spieth is among the young stars in golf with only a glimpse — if even that — of how Tiger Woods could take over a tournament with his game and appeal.That moment for Spieth came in a practice round at Muirfield Village, with Woods as his teammate. ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I only got two rounds in LA. I missed the cut there,” Woods said. “I felt really strong afterward. After playing Honda and really feeling good about it, I wanted to push myself in my practice sessions, which I did; push myself in the gym a little bit. And I can handle two weeks in a row.”He also will play next week at Bay Hill, meaning four tournaments in five weeks as he prepares for the Masters.There is a tendency to judge Woods’ progress by each shot, each round, each week. He is a little more patient, and that much was true when he checked on his statistics for the year. Woods said he couldn’t find any because he hasn’t played enough to be listed.“I’ve only played 10 rounds,” he said. “I know people are saying that I’ve been erratic, little inconsistent. But 10 rounds, it’s not that many. … That’s basically how my comeback has been so far this year. I haven’t played a lot.”The sleepy tournament in the Florida swing suddenly has some serious star power. The field includes Rory McIlroy for the first time, along with Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose, Adam Scott and Masters champion Sergio Garcia. Stenson will join Woods and Spieth for the opening two rounds.Spieth isn’t one to get intimidated. One exception was playing with former President George W. Bush, but that tee shot and subsequent round of golf was easy.“Anybody else outside of golf, you’re still doing what you know you’re better at than them,” he said. “When you’re on the tee with someone like Tiger who you have grown up watching him dominate the sport … it’s something that you just kind of get used to, I guess. Am I totally used to it? No.”The last time they played was at the Phoenix Open in 2015, when Woods was a mess with his short game. Spieth shot 68 in the second round to get into weekend condition. Woods shot 82 and missed the cut.But this is a different Tiger.“I haven’t seen a whole lot of him the last few years since he’s been hurt and trying to come back,” Spieth said. “But we all hope for that Sunday afternoon pairing alongside all us young guys. We want that chance to be able to battle it out with him on Sunday. I know he wants that, too, to show us what he’s done to other people. LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA reviewing sexual assault allegations against Mark Cuban Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Spieth was a 20-year-old in the 2013 Presidents Cup, playing with Steve Stricker against Woods and Matt Kuchar in a modified alternate shot. They were taken by cart to start on the par-5 seventh hole.“I stood on that tee,” Spieth said Wednesday. “We were trying to get off quickly in front of the groups, and I remember being unbelievably nervous on that shot, and for most of the shots I hit in the round — even though it’s a practice round, and he was my teammate. They went eagle-birdie-birdie or something like that to start. I thought, ‘Man, this must be what it’s been like for the last 20 years for guys.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSpieth made a hole-in-one that day on the 12th hole. He has played with Woods seven times since, including the third round of the British Open at Hoylake, and Woods has never had the lower score in those occasions.They play again Thursday in the opening round of the Valspar Championship. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments “Even if it’s not 2000 Tiger, it’s still Tiger on a Sunday,” he said. “And that’s something that would be an experience we haven’t had before.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I’ll feel probably more nervous on the first tee tomorrow than I do on the first tee normally, just given the setting,” Spieth said.The setting is Woods returning to golf, and while it is nothing new at this point, it is no less the attraction. He has never played the Valspar Championship, and the last time he was at Innisbrook before this week was in 1996 for a mixed-team event during the silly season that no longer exists.Woods was nine tournaments (and two victories) into his pro career at that point.In some respects, he is starting over. This is his fourth PGA Tour event since returning from a fourth back surgery, and it was only six months ago that Woods wasn’t even certain he would be able to play again at a high level.He is making progress. He finished seven shots behind at Torrey Pines (a tie for 23rd) and eight shots behind at the Honda Classic (12th). In between, he missed the cut at Riviera, which is one reason he is at Innisbrook for the first time.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings
Dear Editor,Former Minister and now former MP, Dr Rupert Roopnarine, in a National Assembly sitting of December 8, 2016, said in a statement that he was asked by Granger “to sit as a Director on the Board of the Homestretch Development Inc (HDI)”. Mind you, HDI is a private company. Therefore, it is most intriguing as to the source of authority to substantiate why a public official was asked to sit on a private Board by his public service boss. Who are the shareholders of HDI?Can the Guyanese people now understand why we must take every word of Granger with a grain of salt since it is populated with much half-tongue and half-truths? As is evidential today, there is a crisis of credibility in team Granger on many fronts. I seek to support my conclusion with hard evidence.In November 2016, Granger made a public statement about this company (HDI) by saying that “there is nothing secretive or criminal about this company” and that his Government will be very forthcoming with information on this company. Compare his words to the 2017 Auditor General Report and you, Editor, be the judge.This is what the national audit team had to say and I quote:“Payment vouchers to support expenditure totalling $107,119,000 ($107 million) were not produced for audit examination. As such, the completeness, accuracy, and validity of this amount could not be determined.” The 2017 AG Report further stated “In addition, the amount of $500 million was paid to HDI in 2017 by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to enable HDI to meet its obligation to its creditors. However, there was no documentation attached to the payment vouchers to indicate the works done, supervisory checks carried out on the works, as well as certification that the works were satisfactorily completed. In the circumstances, the correctness, accuracy, and validity of the payments made could not be determined.” (Source 2017 AG Report)I do not know the source of Granger’s ethics training, but clearly one can conclude that there are some serious holes in his statements. What is absolutely clear is that there is no commitment on the part of his team to the concept of transparent and accountable for their actions while in public office. This is just one of the many examples where members of team Granger operated under the misconception that they have a transport over all of Guyana and its resources and are not accountable to the people of the land.As a member of the rational world who has direct training in internal control systems, it behoves me to outline the basic minimum principles that must be followed when payments are made for services rendered. Before any bills/invoices are paid, we must verify if the goods or services were legitimately received. Can Granger, as the CEO, or this team or any of his officers, say if $500 million of goods and services supposedly provided by HDI were legitimately received? Who is hiding this evidence from the Auditor General? Has the evidence already been burnt?It is basic common sense that before any vendor’s (in this case HDI) payment request is entered in the system, three fundamental questions should be asked by the accounting officer?1. Can we satisfactorily say what is being paid for?2. Can we easily identify what was received?3. Were the proper computations made on the invoices?So before a payment is made, you should, at minimum, have a requisition, purchase order, certificate estimating the value of the work completed signed by a competent engineer and countersigned by the independent engineering supervisor. Did the accounting officer of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure follow all steps in ensuring that the payment is valid, complete and accurate?The Audit Office wrote the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Kenneth Jordan on July 19, 2018, (who is the accounting officer), requesting documentation detailing the works done, supervisory checks of the said works, as well as certification that works were satisfactorily completed but got a vague response that the Ministry was not involved in the operations of HDI; hence, it did not have any information detailing supervisory checks or their methodology of determining that works were satisfactorily completed. So why did the Ministry make the payment if it cannot verify the work completed? Upon whose instructions was $500 million paid?As of the date of this letter, I was advised that no further documentation was provided to the Auditor General by Kenneth Jordan on this matter and thus, I encourage the Audit Office to ensure that they pursue this matter diligently and ensure that it is included as a special investigation in the 2018 Audit Report.Regards,Sasenarine Singh
Region 8 floodingThe Communities Ministry has awarded four contracts totalling over $85.4 million for the construction of new heavy-duty greenheart bridges in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni). The new bridges will replace the ones that were washed away during the heavy flooding in the region during May-June 2016.Flashback: This resident removing his belongings from his flooded houseJ&R General Construction Service received two contracts for the construction of bridges at Yawong and Maiparu, while Handel Garnett Construction Firm and Salim Yusuf Contracting Services would construct bridges at Kawa and Tusenen respectively.During the May-June rainy season, unprecedented heavy rainfall caused major flooding in the region. The communities most-affected included Kaibarupai, Sand Hill, Chenapau and Waipa. The water rose as high as 15 feet in some places, and approximately 10 houses were washed away and more than 20 destroyed by water. The flooding also inundated hundreds of acres of farmlands, resulting in residents batting to get back on their feet eve today.Kaibarupai was reportedly one of the hardest hit areas since the flash-flooding caused landslides which lead to the overtopping of the Ireng River, destroying everything in its path.The Civil Defence Commission assisted the communities but was heavily criticised for their slothful response as Guyana’s Disaster Management Unit.
NEW YORK – Right now, while the pain of filing your income taxes for 2006 is still fresh, grab that Form1040 and take a good hard look at it to find ways of making things easier on yourself next year. There’s good reason to do so, aside from reducing the anxiety that can build each spring as the tax-filing deadline approaches. “A lot of people make the mistake of going through the drudgery of completing a return, then sticking it in a folder and forgetting it,” said Eric Tyson, author of “Personal Finance for Dummies.” “That’s a mistake because taxes can be one of your biggest expenditures, so it’s important to try to see what you can do better next year.” The first thing to look at is whether you’ve maxed out your retirement accounts, Tyson said. That’s because contributions to company-sponsored 401(k) accounts and traditional Individual Retirement Accounts reduce a saver’s taxable income dollar for dollar. One place to find out is by determining whether you owed a lot in taxes this April or expect a sizable refund. “If you owed big … you need to change your W-4 because you’re underwithholding severely,” she said. “If you got a lot back, you need to reduce your withholding.” Workers can fill out the Internal Revenue Service’s Form W-4 “Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate” to increase or decrease the amount withheld from their paychecks for tax purposes. The form, available on the IRS Web site at www.irs.gov, includes a work sheet to help taxpayers calculate how many exemptions to claim. LeValley also pointed out that many people claim the standard deduction on their tax forms even though they could reduce their tax bills by itemizing their deductions. In fact, about 65percent of taxpayers claim the standard deduction while 35percent itemize, IRS data show. “Some people seem to think it’s safer taking the standard deduction,” LeValley said. “But if people can reduce their taxes with legitimate itemized deductions, they should.” LeValley urged taxpayers to look at how life changes could affect next year’s tax returns. The birth of a child, marriage or divorce, or the death of a spouse all trigger tax changes, she said. So does buying a home or getting a work bonus. “There may be times you want to consult a tax professional,” she said, adding that it’s best to plan ahead because “after the year is over, it’s too late to change things.” The IRS has a suggestion, too: “You can avoid headaches at tax time by keeping track of your receipts and other records throughout the year.” This will not only help you remember various transactions that should be reported next April, but also let you document the deductions you claim. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The limit on 401(k) contributions for 2007 is $15,500, with workers 50 and older eligible to add $5,000 more in a “catch-up” contribution. For IRAs, the limit is $4,000, with a $1,000 catch-up provision for older contributors. Another way to reduce taxable income is to take advantage of a company’s flexible spending accounts. These accounts, funded with pretax dollars, can be designated for health care expenses such as copays for visits to doctors’ offices, eyeglasses and dental work. Similar accounts can be set up to cover the costs of dependent care or for transportation. “If you’re going to spend the money on something like health care anyway, you might as well cycle it through the (FSA) account and get the tax break,” Tyson said. Tyson also suggested that taxpayers look at their interest income and any reported capital gains to make sure their money is invested where they get the best returns or the best tax shelter. “At a minimum, look at what’s generating taxable interest income,” he said. “Say it’s a savings account. Then figure out if you can earn a higher rate of return, say, in a money market account. … Or you might do better in a tax-free money fund.” Donna LeValley, contributing editor for J.K. Lasser’s “Your Income Tax” guide, calls the 1040 tax form “your road map of where your money goes.”
They are playing the league, continental football as well as the domestic cup where they have reached the quarter finals playing more or less with a second string squad.“The KPL have killed us. It’s crazy. Nowehere in the world have I ever seen this happen. It has come to a point where we have to make tough choices. We have to look at our best players and know when to use them and when not to use them because especially this month we have two very important games,” the tactician told Capital Sport.In total in August, Gor will play 10 games, averaging at least a game every three days.Nakumatt FC’s Timothy Wanyonyi against Gor Mahia’s Bonface Omondi during their Kenyan premier League match in Machakos on August 3, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThey kicked off the crazy month with a 3-0 win over Kariobangi Sharks in Kisumu on August 1 before playing to a 2-2 draw with Nakumatt FC three days later in Machakos.They play Bandari (August 7- Mombasa), Posta Rangers (August 10- Kisumu), Kakamega Homeboyz (August 13- Machakos) and Chemelil Sugar (August 16 – Machakos).After this, they will face Rwandese side Rayon Sport at home in a crucial Confederation Cup fixture on August 19 before playing USM Alger in their final group match 10 days later. In between, they will play Sofapaka on August 22 and arch rivals AFC Leopards at Kasarani three days later.“It is what it is and we have to make with the situation. We have to ensure every player is fit, every player is happy and we remain hopeful that we are injury free. Otherwise it is a disaster,” the tactician said.Kerr has made it clear time and again that their most important assignment this season is the Confederation Cup. Currently topping group D with eight points, Gor have a huge chance of making it into the quarter finals.If they win against Rayon and Yanga lose to Alger, then they will have booked a ticket to the quarter finals with a game to spare. Their final group game against USM in Algeria will be a decider on who tops the group.Gor Mahia’s Godfrey Walusimbi and Jacques Tuyisenge put USM Alger’s Hemza Koudri under pressure during their CAF Confederation Cup match at the Kasarani Stadium on May 16, 2018 in a CAF Confederation Cup match. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaBut before that, the tactician has to think in of their league assignments though they have a healthy gap of 13 points with three games at hand.They were however handed a scare last weekend with Nakumatt equalizing late on to force a 2-2 draw in Machakos, putting to an end their eight-match winning streak.“Against Nakumatt we were second best. To be honest, Nakumatt was the better team though still we should have won the match looking at the chances we created. It will definitely be tough for us because now everyone will look at that result and saw, hold on, Gor Mahia is beatable,” the tactician noted.Nakumatt on Tuesday afternoon at a humid Mombasa will offer them a bigger challenge with the dockers having fished three points on their weekend sojourn to Nairobi, beating Posta Rangers 3-1.They have won three of their last five matches and have lost only twice at their Mbaraki backyard this season.Gor Mahia winger George ‘Blackberry Odhiambo’ Odhiambo beats Bandari’s Nicholas Meja. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“Bandari is a tough team and the condition of the pitch there will not make it easy for us. We have already played there in the Cup competition and it was tough. We have to go for the points and at this stage of the season, we need to be ruthless with results,” further added the coach.He will most likely revert to his strongest 11 with the return of Francis Kahata, Godfrey Walusimbi, Boniface Oluoch, Humphrey Mieno and George Odhiambo who all missed the Nakumatt game with illness while Jacques Tuyisenge has managed to shake off an ankle injury.“We will definitely want to field a strong side but we also have to look at how we manage the squad to ensure that we stay injury and fatigue free,” the coach added.A win for Gor will stretch their lead atop the standings to 16 points and two matches at hand.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr reacts during his side’s Kenyan premier League clash against Thika United at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on September 17, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 6 – Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has admitted he will have to make with some intricate balancing acts if his side is to survive one of the craziest fixture schedules, facing ahead of them nine games within the next 25 days.With the Kenyan Premier League squeezing its calendar to ensure that the league comes to an end by first week of October as per CAF directives, Gor have found themselves in the thick of things, bearing the brunt of their progression in the CAF Confederations Cup.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The proposal was first made to former Mayor James Hahn by Councilman Tom LaBonge, who renewed his suggestion to Villaraigosa after he was elected. “Everything old is new again,” LaBonge said. “This is a way to reduce traffic congestion and let people get to work or get home.” Chief Jimmy Price, who oversees the traffic officers, said the program has been expanded under Villaraigosa and is more proactive. “What we had before was a static situation where officers were assigned basically along Ventura Boulevard,” Price said. “What we are doing here is targeting intersections throughout the city and responding dynamically. “Once an area is flowing smoothly, we’ll move to another area. If we hear there is a particular problem somewhere, we can move officers into that area immediately.” UNIVERSAL CITY – Taking an old idea and expanding on his predecessor’s efforts, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced plans Friday to use traffic control officers to reduce traffic congestion at the city’s busiest intersections. Beginning Monday, 50 of the white-gloved, green-vest-wearing traffic officers will be rotated among the city’s worst intersections – targeting 50 in the initial effort, half of them in the San Fernando Valley. “This is a small step, but it’s common sense,” Villaraigosa said at a news conference held at Barham Street and Cahuenga Boulevard, one of the city’s most congested areas during rush hour. “I have talked about the big things – extending the Red Line to the ocean, building the Exposition line, synchronizing traffic signals – but we have to do the small things, as well.” Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, who chairs the City Council’s Transportation Committee, said the officers will spend their shifts on patrol, including working on the stolen-vehicle recovery program. “This is an important new step to end the chokehold on traffic,” Greuel said, adding that studies have shown that the use of traffic officers can improve traffic flow by as much as 20 percent. “That’s 20 percent more time with your family. That’s getting home 20 percent earlier.” The program has identified 35 intersections to receive traffic officers from 4 to 6 p.m. weekdays. They are at Vermont Avenue and Pico Boulevard; Vermont and Washington Boulevard; Ventura Boulevard and Coldwater Canyon Avenue; Ventura and Laurel Canyon boulevards; Ventura and Van Nuys boulevards; Reseda Boulevard and Clark Avenue; Argyle Avenue and Franklin Street; Cahuenga and Barham boulevards; Los Feliz Boulevard and Griffith Park; Melrose Avenue and Highland Boulevard; Rossmore Avenue and Beverly Boulevard; Ventura and Beverly Glen boulevards; Ventura and Sepulveda boulevards, Wilshire and Westwood boulevards. Also, Roscoe and Sepulveda boulevards; Victory Boulevard and Coldwater Canyon Avenue; Victory and Sepulveda boulevards; Hubbard Street and Foothill Boulevard; San Fernando Road and Van Nuys Boulevard; Van Nuys and Foothill boulevards; Crenshaw Boulevard and Stocker Street; 16th and San Pedro street; First and Alameda streets; Fifth and Figueroa streets; La Cienega and Fairfax boulevards; Sunset and Sepulveda boulevards; Reseda and Roscoe boulevards; San Fernando Road and Fletcher Avenue; Highland and Sunset boulevards; Soto Street and Washington Boulevard; 9th and Gaffey streets; and Imperial and Central avenues. Fifteen intersections have been initially designated for traffic officers between 7 and 9 a.m. weekdays. These are Vermont and Pico; Vermont and Washington; Ventura and Coldwater; Ventura and Laurel Canyon; Ventura and Van Nuys; Reseda and Burbank; Argyle and Franklin; Cahuenga and Barham; Los Feliz and Griffith Park; Melrose and Highland; Ventura and Beverly Glen; Ventura and Sepulveda; Overland Avenue and National Boulevard; Overland and National Place; and Reseda and Roscoe. Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The recent wave of scam foreign calls has developed further to target customers with seemingly Irish mobile numbers. There has been an increase in calls coming from a +387 or ‘087’ country code, which is identified as Bosnia and Herzegovina on iPhones.These phone scams, which have previously come from Pacific and African countries, are designed to trick people into calling the number back. The phone user is then charged premium call rates. Donegal Councillor Gary Doherty has shared an alert over the new number, warning people about the convincing code with a specific number: +38765562819Cllr Doherty said: “As usual with these calls, they will ring and then hang up in the hope that unsuspecting victims will call back to what is a premium line which will eat your credit. Best advice is to ignore these calls or even block the number so you don’t get any more.”Ireland’s communications regulator ComReg advises the public that scam calls can take on many forms and consumers should be extra vigilant.ComReg advises taking the following precautions: • Avoid answering calls from numbers that you cannot identify, especially if you are not expecting a call.• Hang up immediately, on calls where there appears to be no recipient on the other end.• Be wary of multiple calls being received from the same number.• Do not call back any number that leaves you a blank voicemail message.• Do not provide any personal information for example – banking details/PPS number/credit card details/name and address/passport number etc.Unfortunately there is no way to identify a scam call number, and they can resemble a very normal, familiar, geographical number that we would come across on a daily basis, according to ComReg guidelines.Have you received calls from this number recently? Let us know in the comments below.Local warnings issued over new phone scam with ‘087’ number was last modified: March 6th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:alertCLLR GARY DOHERTYphone scam
Red Bluff >> Red Bluff High’s Aurora Carnes said the key to Thursday’s back-and-forth battle with Pleasant Valley was not getting too overly frantic. Translation: Remain calm and trust your physical tools in order to come away victorious against a Viking team that hadn’t lost in over a month. The Spartan 6-foot senior middle, helped Red Bluff weather every PV storm, including back-to-back wins in sets three and four to complete the upset in another five-set thriller (25-21, 25-20, 14-25, …
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