Tiger is coming back to Limerick

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Email Print Advertisement Twittercenter_img WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsTiger is coming back to LimerickBy admin – June 9, 2010 495 Previous articleMagners league games become first to go free-to-airNext articleWoman threatened with knife and robbed at the canal bank admin Tiger Woods Affirms Participation in JP McManus Pro-AmTiger Woods, the world’s Number One ranked golfer, has affirmed his participation in the JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am tournament which takes place at the Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort in Adare, Co. Limerick, on July 5th-6th. “I am very happy to be joining this outstanding field,” Woods said. “Like my own Foundation, I understand the importance and necessity of raising funds to help deserving individuals. This tournament does just that.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Tiger, who has led the Official World Golf Rankings for the past 261 weeks and for a total of 603 weeks in his career, confirmed he will join the world class field for the charity tournament which supports charities and groups in the Irish Mid-Western Region. On its last staging in 2005, the tournament raised over €30 million for nominated charities.“We are delighted Tiger has agreed to include the tournament in his schedule. Tiger has been a tremendous supporter of our endeavours to raise funds for causes in the region and I am sure everyone will appreciate his participation and give him a great Irish welcome on his return to Adare,” said tournament host JP McManus.Twelve of the World’s current Top-15 ranked players have confirmed they will play in next month’s event: Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk, Ian Poulter, Ernie Els, Luke Donald, Paul Casey, Rory McIlroy, Martin Kaymer, Robert Allenby, Pádraig Harrington (2005 Champion) and Camilo Villegas. These players will be joined by a list of celebrities who are also committed to playing in the tournament including film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Douglas, Hugh Grant, Kyle Mac Lachlan and pop stars Westlife.With just under 4 weeks to go to the tournament, the excitement is building and to date, 24,800 entrance caps have been sold with only 5,200 remaining.  Spectators are urged to buy their caps as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The  “two-day entrance cap” for the 36-hole tournament can be purchased by choosing from eight different coloured caps representing Ireland, Munster Rugby and each of the six Munster counties. At a cost of €50 each they can be bought from the website www.jpmcmanusproam.com or at selected retail outlets.last_img read more

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Site C public hearings begin in Fort St. John

first_imgNearly 70 members of Treaty 8, Peace Valley Environmental Associations, local ranchers, farmers, and other supports took part in a grand entry, led by Dane-zaa drummers. Each of them left an object or artefact in front of the panel that represents the history and the hope they have for the Peace River Valley. Treaty 8 Tribal Chief Liz Logan also presented a Treaty 8 medallion to the members of the panel, and asked each of them to hold it. B.C. Hydro will present next, followed by a topic specific session on the need, purpose and alternatives of the project.- Advertisement -The public hearing process for the Site C Clean Energy Project will run until late January 23, with meetings in several B.C. and Alberta Peace cities and Aboriginal communities. When the public hearings are over, a report will be submitted to the federal Minister of the Environment and the Executive Director of the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office.last_img read more

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South African soccer fans meet their English Premier League heroes in Joburg

first_imgTottenham Hotspurs’ mascot, Chirpy, not only won the hearts of locals but was there to support his side when they faced LiverpoolMarcel Desailly, Robbie Fowler and former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe were at the BPL Live event conducting training sessions with young and aspiring footballersKamal “Kamalio” Ranchod, one of South Africa’s, and indeed the world’s, best freestyle footballers, showed off his tricks in front of a crowd of over 15 000. Ranchod is twice the national winner of the Red Bull Freestyle Football competition and was placed runner-up in the 2010 world championship: Sunderland AFC coach, Michael Havelock, gives aspiring footballers priceless tips at the Pitch Zone. Havelock has been hosting coaching clinics for more than 180 underprivileged boys since his arrival in South Africa last monthLiverpool supporters celebrate after their team score the opening goal in their 4-0 demolition of Tottenham Hotspur. More than 15 000 fans attended the event on SundayFans were given the opportunity to test their dribbling and shooting at the Skills Zonelast_img read more

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The Two Objections Rule

first_imgYou absolutely have to attempt to resolve your prospective client’s concerns that cause them to refuse to meet with you when you are prospecting. You have to give it a go, no matter what.You also have to make a second ask, one that might result in a second rejection. You can make a second, very respectful, and very direct attempt to resolve a second objection.But you cannot make a third attempt to overcome an objection.A Bridge Too FarIf you attempt to overcome the third objection, no matter how respectful you are, you have moved from resolving concerns to arguing. And you don’t yet have the relationship to allow you to argue with your prospective customer.Instead of coming across as persistent (something your prospective client will later value), you become disrespectful. No one wants to work with someone who is going to be so disrespectful as to ignore them.The third attempt moves you from a tenacious professional to a bullying amateur.Too many bites at the apple can prove to your prospective client that you are so attached to your outcome that you aren’t listening, and you don’t care about what they want or need. Arguing doesn’t make you someone with whom they are going to want to do business. It makes you someone they want to avoid.You can’t put your desire for an appointment above the relationship. It takes a long time to build relationships, and you do that by nurturing them. You can destroy all that you’ve worked to build in just a few minutes.You will get another chance to schedule an appointment. But you have to live to fight another day. If you follow the two objections rule.last_img read more

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Hazard rules out PSG switch

first_imgTransfers Hazard rules out PSG switch after seeing Chelsea exit mooted Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 21:31 19/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Eden Hazard Getty Images Transfers PSG Eden Hazard Chelsea Ligue 1 Premier League The Belgian forward has been linked with the Ligue 1 giants in the past, but says he would only link up with Lille again if he ever returned to France Eden Hazard has ruled out the prospect of him leaving Chelsea for Paris Saint-Germain at any stage in the near future.The Belgium international has been heavily linked with the Ligue 1 giants on the back of their emergence as a European heavyweight.Hazard 66/1 to be CL top scorer Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Hazard has previously starred in the French top-flight for Lille, with Chelsea luring him to west London on the back of their Champions League triumph in 2012.His performances in England have sparked the transfer speculation, with Real Madrid another of those to be closely monitoring his situation, but the 26-year-old has moved to end any talk of a switch to PSG.”There are some big clubs, and it was an attractive league even when I played in it six years ago,” Hazard told SFR Sport on the progress being made in French football.”Big stars want to play in Ligue 1, and that is a good thing.  But if I am to return it will be to play for Lille – they are my club.”I still have a career to carve out, with a number of seasons ahead of me.”PSG’s ability to spend big has helped to raise the profile of Ligue 1, with their summer business capturing the imagination.A record-breaking €222 million deal for Neymar means that they now boast one of the finest players on the planet, while they also have a €180m agreement for Kylian Mbappe in place, with the exciting teenage forward having joined on an initial loan from domestic rivals Monaco.Hazard would be another high-profile addition to the Ligue 1 ranks, but he is currently tied to Chelsea until 2020 and is working on adding to a trophy haul at Stamford Bridge which already includes two Premier League titles, a League Cup triumph and Europa League win.last_img read more

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Web Portal for Cybercrime Reports by Month-End

first_imgStory Highlights Head of the Jamaica Cyber Incident Response Team (Ja-CIRT), Dr. Moniphia Hewling, who made the disclosure on Friday (April 12), said that her team is getting the portal ready with the domain name system (DNS) being ironed out. A web portal for victims to report cyber crimes or cyber incidents will become operational by month-end. A web portal for victims to report cybercrimes or cyber incidents will become operational by month-end.Head of the Jamaica Cyber Incident Response Team (Ja-CIRT), Dr. Moniphia Hewling, who made the disclosure on Friday (April 12), said that her team is getting the portal ready with the domain name system (DNS) being ironed out.Once completed, the portal will make it easier to report cyber incidents as well as increase the number of reports received.“People complain about having to email or call (when these incidents occur) so a portal will be online soon where you can just put in a report,” Dr. Hewling said, noting that, where necessary, the information will be forwarded to the Communication Forensics and Cybercrime Unit (CFCU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).She noted that the portal will also provide alerts about any cybersecurity issues that are looming internationally which have the potential to pose a threat to systems in Jamaica.Dr. Hewling was participating in a panel discussion on cybersecurity held as part of a technology conference hosted by tTech Limited, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.Head of the Jamaica Cyber Incident Response Team (Ja-CIRT), Dr. Moniphia Hewling (right) speaks with Head of the Communications Department of the Communications Forensics and Cybercrime Unit (CFCU), Deputy Superintendent of Police, Warren Williams, at a techology conferece hosted by tTech Limited, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on April 12.center_img Once completed, the portal will make it easier to report cyber incidents as well as increase the number of reports received. Ja-CIRT, which is housed in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, is mandated to safeguard government information technology systems against cyberthreats.Head of the Communications Department of the CFCU, Deputy Superintendent of Police Warren Williams, who was also on the discussion panel, said that more than 10 cyberthreats have been reported since the start of 2019.He noted that the most common cybercrime in Jamaica is electronic fraud.“It affects people conducting business transactions online. People input their debit and credit card information online and lose money,” he pointed out.The senior policeman is of the opinion that cybercrime in Jamaica is under-reported and is urging more people to come forward.“It is important (to report it) just like any other crime… so that it can properly be investigated,” he said.For his part, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of tTech Limited, Christopher Reckord, is encouraging more local companies to invest in cybersecurity awareness training for staff in order to mitigate the effects of cyber breaches.Held under the theme ‘IT: A Business Enabler, supporting and driving growth’, the conference provided attendees with key insights on optimising their businesses by having the right information technology strategy.It also examined the legal framework governing the use and storage of data, as well as the pervasive risks of cybersecurity threats.last_img read more

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Last Years Warriors Werent The Best Ever But This Years Might Be

There was plenty of “greatest of all time” speculation swirling around the Golden State Warriors at this time last year, as they tore through the Western Conference after breaking the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record for regular-season victories. As it turns out, though, the Warriors weren’t even the greatest team of the 2015-16 season, since they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. I suppose we all learned our collective lesson, because there hasn’t been anywhere near as much GOAT chatter this time around.The irony, of course, is that this version of the Warriors might actually be the best NBA team ever. Although they “only” won 67 games during the regular season, the 2016-17 Warriors had a better schedule-adjusted point differential than they did in their 73-win season, and then they rattled off what is so far the most dominant postseason of any team in recent memory (including the fabled 2001 L.A. Lakers).And if they can take care of Cleveland without much trouble in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, they’ll officially become the GOAT — at least, according to the Elo ratings, our pet system for judging an NBA team’s strength at any given moment.As my boss wrote on Saturday, the LeBron James Cavaliers have had a tendency to make Elo look silly. But by now, Elo has learned from its mistakes and is (mostly) giving Cleveland its due. The main reason our prediction system is still giving the Cavs a minuscule 10 percent chance of defending their championship, then, is that the Warriors are just so ridiculously dominant.Golden State’s Elo rating is currently 1850.5, which ranks second in NBA history to the peak rating of the ’96 Bulls (1853.1) — which was set after Chicago took a 3-0 lead over the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA Finals. (The Bulls’ Elo would dip to a final rating of 1823 after they lost two of the next three games to the Sonics.) 6Bulls1996-972/4/97471811.3 TEAMSEASONDATEGAME NO.DURING PLAYOFFS?ELO To surpass those Bulls and set a new peak-Elo record of 1853.2, the Warriors would need to prevail by eight or more on Thursday night. That’s far from an unreasonable goal; Golden State has the superior rating and is at home, so Elo actually considers them nine-point favorites for Game 1. (The Las Vegas betting line for Game 1 has the Warriors winning by seven.) According to research by Wayne Winston and Jeff Sagarin, the probability of a nine-point NBA favorite winning by at least eight is about 54 percent.But even if Cleveland plays the Warriors close in Game 1, a new Elo record is inevitable as long as Golden State keeps winning. A string of one-point victories in Games 1 through 3 would be enough to push the Warriors past the Bulls’ mark with at least a game to spare in the series. But any loss could be a major setback for the record-breaking bid. Even a three-point loss in Game 1 would need to be followed by four straight four-point wins to pull Golden State ahead of Chicago; a stray double-digit loss would require four 10-point wins in a row. And two losses in the series might prove too much for the Warriors to overcome unless they also rack up offsetting blowout wins, particularly if the Cavs’ wins are spaced apart in the series (Elo gives more weight to more recent games).Then again, it’s also possible that the Warriors could set an all-time peak Elo record after Game 1 and then the Cavs could rally back to win the series. In that scenario, Golden State’s season would parallel that of the 2007 New England Patriots, who set the NFL’s peak Elo record when they rattled off 18 straight wins before losing the Super Bowl. We’re guessing the Warriors would probably rather have the title. 7Spurs2015-163/19/16691800.1 1Bulls1995-966/9/9697✓1853.1 3Warriors2015-1612/11/15241838.6 9Bulls1997-986/10/98101✓1788.3 8Lakers2008-096/14/09105✓1790.0 Source: ESPN, Basketball-Reference.com The best peak Elo ratings in NBA history 10Pistons1988-896/13/8999✓1788.1 5Celtics1985-865/29/8696✓1815.7 4Warriors2014-156/16/15103✓1822.3 2Warriors2016-175/22/1794✓1850.5 read more

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