Minjee Lee claims play-off victory at OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic | Golf News

first_imgBronte Law produced her best finish of 2020 as she claimed a share of eighth alongside Scotland’s Kelsey MacDonald, while Kylie Henry jumped into the top-10 after firing nine birdies in a course-record 63.Solheim Cup star Georgia Hall and former world No 1 Lydia Ko also finished tied-tenth after final rounds of 65 and 72 respectively, while Charley Hull slipped to joint-35th following a six-over 78. Minjee Lee secured her eighth worldwide title with a dramatic play-off victory at the OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic.The world No 9 carded a three-under 69 under the floodlights at Emirates Golf Club to finish on 10 under alongside Celine Boutier, who had led for most of the day until a late bogey saw her post a final-round 68.Both players returned to the par-four 18th for the play-off, where Boutier left a 30-foot birdie effort short of the target and Lee holed from a few feet closer to snatch the win on the first extra hole.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Overnight leader Caroline Hedwall finished a shot back in tied-third with Nuria Iturrioz and Laura Fuenfstueck, while England’s Meghan MacLaren posted a level-par 72 to end the week two strokes adrift in a share of sixth. “I couldn’t really see the break too well on the last hole, but I thought it would be about two cups outside the right and luckily I hit it hard enough and it dropped,” Lee said. Minjee Lee celebrated play-off victory at the OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic  Minjee Lee and Celine Boutier both ended the week on 10 under  Minjee Lee and Celine Boutier both ended the week on 10 under

Resurgent banking market sees Irish SWF shift to junior debt, equity funding

first_img“We’d either look at that transaction for a potential junior debt or equity role, if there’s an absence of that, or we’ll move on and look at a different transaction or sector,” he said.According to Murphy, currently, there is more likely to be an equity gap facing transactions, allowing ISIF to use its flexible mandate and act as an equity house.“Having that flexibility can allow us to look up and down that structure, and it may be we play a different role on that transaction than maybe we would have initially envisaged,” he said.“But it’s still a very useful role and, even more importantly, an enabling role in transactions taking place that might have otherwise struggled.”He also stressed that it was important the ISIF not end up acting as financier to projects no other lender had shown an interest in, as it was still important for the fund to keep the required commercial return in mind.Murphy previously said the fund would consider investing in social housing projects, although these would likely be deemed of low economic impact.Speaking at a conference in November, he said the fund would grade projects for offering low or high economic impact as part of its mandate to stimulate growth in Ireland.For more from Donal Murphy on the ISIF’s approach to funding and how it assesses the economic impact of projects, see the Pensions In Ireland section in the current issue of IPE A resurgent banking sector has seen the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) reassess its role as debtor to Irish companies, with rising competition from lenders leading the sovereign wealth fund to consider other roles.Donal Murphy, the €7.1bn fund’s head of infrastructure and credit finance, told IPE the funding gap that existed after the financial crisis was often no longer there, replaced by a “wall of liquidity coming from bank debt back into Ireland”.“There are plenty of scenarios where there is a very competitive bank market with a large number of banks seeking roles on individual transactions and individual deals,” he said.Murphy explained that situations where there were sometimes up to a dozen banks competing for term sheets would not see ISIF join a queue to bid.last_img read more

Kidney urges O’Driscoll to play on

first_img O’Driscoll may have played his final match at the Aviva Stadium in Saturday’s 13-13 RBS 6 Nations draw with France as his contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union expires this summer. The forthcoming Lions tour to Australia offers a fitting stage for a player of his stature to bow out from the game, but his future remains undecided. “It’s a decision for Brian obviously, but I’m hoping this won’t be his last game as he’s such a huge asset,” Kidney said. Ireland coach Declan Kidney has urged Brian O’Driscoll to prolong his Test career into next season. Press Associationcenter_img The evidence from the Six Nations is that O’Driscoll remains a significant presence in Test rugby, although his bravery is taking its toll on his body. Against France alone he had a spell in the concussion bin, picked up more stitches to his ear and suffered a dead leg. The 34-year-old spent four minutes being patched up by medics late in the match, only to return to the fray with his head bandaged to help prevent the French from claiming the match-winning score. “One minute Brian didn’t know where was, the next he was coming back on with his head strapped up. He’s a true warrior,” said wing Keith Earls. last_img read more

Bent – I was fit to play

first_img The 3-1 defeat at Craven Cottage pushed the west Londoners closer towards the precipice, with five points now separating them from safety with only six matches remaining. Bent was again reduced to a watching brief for for the match, with Magath instead preferring teenagers Cauley Woodrow, Moussa Dembele and Patrick Roberts. “It is getting difficult to see how I can contribute now as I can’t play next week against Villa, because of the loan,” Bent said. “I am here, up for selection and more than willing to play. That is what I do, that is what I love to do. That will never change. “At this stage of the season you need goals. You need firepower. If I am called on, I am ready to go. If I start up front, I am ready to go.” The German manager revealed afterwards that the former England international missed out because he had taken a knock in training on Thursday, insisting “it was better to put the players in who are really fit” – comments that bemused Bent. “I trained on Saturday,” he told reporters. “I’d taken a knock and limped off quite early in training on Thursday but I’ve trained since and felt fine on Sunday. It is just disappointing. “I was fine to play. I am disappointed not to feature, especially in games like the Everton match where you feel that you can definitely affect the game, when your team needs a goal. “Over the years I have managed to produce quite a few of those. “When the team got back to 1-1 you are thinking: ‘You can make a difference here.’ But once again it was not to be. That part is disappointing. “When you are a substitute in any game, it is disappointing, but especially today. All I can do is stay positive and keep working.” Bent has not featured for Fulham since coming off the bench in the 3-1 defeat at Cardiff on March 8 and has made just 10 starts for them this term. It is an understandably frustrating time for the on-loan former England international, who is ineligible to face parent club Aston Villa this weekend but still hoping to be able to make an impact. Darren Bent has rebutted Fulham manager Felix Magath’s claim he was not fit to feature in Sunday’s crucial match with Everton. Press Associationlast_img read more

Four Nations Cup awaits select Badgers

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald photo Four Badgers go to Four Nations, the women’s hockey featureHeading into its bye week, the No. 2Wisconsin women’s hockey team has compiled an impressive 9-2-1record this season. A large part of that record can be attributed tothe play of forwards Meghan Duggan, Erika Lawler, Jinelle Zaugg andgoaltender Jessie Vetter.This week, the USA’s Women’s SelectTeam will be counting on those four Badgers to help the team placewell at the Four Nations Cup in Leksand, Sweden. Oct. 16, USA Hockeyannounced that the aforementioned four UW players were included onthe 22-player roster and would be competing in this week’stournament.”I was real excited when I found outI had been selected,” Zaugg said. “I was surprised because Idon’t really know Jackie [Barto] as a coach.The Badgers — winners of the last twoNational Championships — have put together a very impressiveprogram under head coach Mark Johnson and will be sending fourplayers to the Four Nations Cup for the first time in UW history. “We have a good program here,”Zaugg said. “We have a lot of good players, and this says a lotabout our program.”For Zaugg and Lawler, this will betheir second Four Nations Cup, having represented UW last year inCanada. All four Badgers have had experience playing for a USAnational team. Duggan and Vetter represented theUnited States in a three-game U-22 series between the United Statesand Canada earlier this year, but this will be the pair’s firsttime playing in Europe.”The only time I have been out of thecountry is to Canada,” Duggan said. “This will be a goodexperience, and I get a little taste of their culture.”All four have the resumes to back upthe selections. Zaugg is one of the team captains andwas named to the 2006-07 Frozen Four All-Tournament Team. Vetter,another team captain, was the 2005-06 Frozen Four Most OutstandingPlayer. Lawler led all UW sophomores with 38 points last season, andscored 70 points in her first two seasons at UW, and Duggan was namedthe 2006–07 WCHA Rookie of the Year while being selected toall-WCHA second-team.”All four of them are verydeserving,” Johnson said. “They have all worked hard and earnedtheir spots on the team. Hopefully, they will have a good time.”While all four of the girls areexcited, they have different expectations about the experience. “I’m trying not to get my hopes uptoo high,” Zaugg said. “There are a lot of good players, so Ijust need to go out there and give 110 percent whenever I get achance to play. I am just excited to be wearing the jersey andgetting to play with the team.””I’m going to just try and have alot of fun,” Vetter said about her expectations. “Obviously ourteam wants to do well and compete, but I am just going to enjoy theexperience and have fun with it.””I don’t really like to setindividual goals,” Lawler added. “I think that you have to go outthere and try not to be nervous, and just be comfortable in a newsituation. I’m going to work as hard as I can, and whatever happenshappens.”There is one thing that all four agreeabout — the honor to wear a USA jersey.”It is a great honor to play for yourcountry,” Duggan said. “It is amazing to come together as a teamand put that jersey on and go out there and represent your country.”The United Stateshas earned either the gold or silver medal in each of the 10 years ithas competed in the Four Nations Cup.The UW playerswill also be joined by two Minnesota players, Gigi Marvin and EricaMcKenzie — a week after Wisconsin split a series with theopponents.”It is healthycompetition with the Gophers,” Vetter said. “You hate to lose tothe Gophers, but we have a lot of fun with the girls when we play onthe U.S. team with them.”last_img read more

Bolt hoping for one last gold medal

first_imgMeanwhile, Mo Farah races on the track for the last time at a major athletics event.The four-time Olympic champion aims to complete the distance double for the third World Championships in a row when he goes in the 5-thousand-metres final tonight.Farah retained his 10-thousand gold on the opening night. Usain Bolt’s hoping to sign off from major athletics competition with one last gold medal tonight.The sprint superstar will lead Jamaica’s chances in the 4-by-100-metres relay at the World Championships in London.They need to get past this morning’s heats first. Bolt only managed bronze in the individual 100-metres – and ahead of retiring, he’s unsure of where he ranks among the sporting greats.center_img Photo © Pixabaylast_img

Enyeama, Emenike Reject S’Eagles Come-back

first_imgRUSSIA 2018 WORLD CUPSuper Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has failed to convince Vincent Enyeama and Emmanuel Emenike to stage a comeback to international football.Lille goalkeeper Enyeama quit the Eagles after a major falling out with then coach Sunday Oliseh last year, while striker Emenike cut short his international career soon after without any explanation. Rohr has swung into action to ensure the Eagles are back flying again in time for 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign in October in Zambia.A team official disclosed to Africanfootball.com that “Enyeama and Emenike have rejected an offer from the new Eagles coach to return to the team for the World Cup qualifiers.“He was told before hand not to bother because the players have made up their mind not to represent the country, but he still went ahead and spoke to the two players and he got a big no.“In the case of Enyeama, the coach argued he is one of the best goalkeepers in France and as such everything be done to get him back to the team.”Emenike has rediscovered his form at Turkish club Fenerbache since loan spells in UAE and West Ham United last season.In another development, the new Super Eagles gaffe will earn $47,000 a month.This sum converted to local currency at the current exchange rate comes down to over N18m and it is a geometrical jump from the five million Naira Sunday Oliseh pocketed before he quit his post in February.The Franco-German has signed a two-year contract, which is now believed will be bankrolled by an oil company owned by Ifeanyi Ubah.Officials have already argued that Rohr will be assisted by three others he has handpicked – an adviser, a fitness trainer and a video specialist.The former Burkina Faso and Niger coach will be the one responsible for these assistants.Rohr will be in charge of next month’s AFCON 2017 qualifier in Uyo against Tanzania, which will mainly serve as warm-up to Nigeria’s opening 2018 World Cup qualifier in Zambia on October 3.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Haiti’s PM resigns

first_imgHaiti’s Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, resigned on Saturday, just after days of violent protests against fuel price rises.Lafontant, who faced a motion of no confidence following the protest that led to the death of at least seven people, told Haiti’s Chamber of Deputies that he had sent President Jovenel Moise his resignation letter.The deputies had called on the prime minister to answer questions after riots erupted from July 6-8 to protest the government’s attempt to raise fuel prices by up to 51 per cent as part of an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).  Earlier this year, the French speaking Caribbean nation signed an agreement with the IMF to carry out structural reforms to promote growth.IMF suggests more gradual approachThe IMF said that getting rid of the fuel subsidies would free up cash for other things like education, health and job creation.However, on Thursday, the Washington based lending agency suggested “a more gradual approach” to ending fuel subsidies which were expected to generate around US$300 million.Shortly after Lafontant resigned, President Jovenel Moise addressed the nation saying his administration is doing all it can to respond to the demands of the public.“I did a lot of consultations, I consulted people who were victims, political parties, civil society, grassroots organizations and many other groups in society. I engaged in dialogue with international partners. I have listened to the demands of all people and sectors.”Consultations to choose next PMAccording to Moise, he will continue consultations in order to choose another Prime Minister “ to lead the Government and gather all the forces in the Nation without wasting time, to form an inclusive Government whose mission will be to relieve the misery of the people, develop agriculture, energy and infrastructure in the country, take all measures and actions to maintain political and social stability, encourage investment to create wealth and conditions that will allow all Haitians live better in their country.”“You have given me a five-year term, as you can see, we have started the work, I will continue, stability, economic and social progress must become a reality in the country of Haiti,” he said.last_img read more

What does Mike Trout’s contract mean for the Dodgers?

first_imgEditor’s note: This is today’s edition of the Inside the Dodgers newsletter by J.P. Hoornstra. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.Cross another potential free agent off your 2020-21 wish list. With all due respect to Mookie Betts, who stands alone as the crown jewel of that winter’s free agent crop, Mike Trout is not just another potential free agent. He was the man that had Bryce Harper lobbying (tampering?) him to come to Philadelphia on a local radio station. He’s the best player in baseball. Now, he’s also the best-paid player in baseball, under the terms of a 12-year, $426.5 million extension soon to be finalized with the Angels.This shouldn’t mean as much as it does. The Dodgers have conspicuously de-emphasized free agent splurges in recent years. They still spend, but the most they’ve handed out to individual players were all re-signs: Clayton Kershaw (three years, $93 million last November), Kenley Jansen (five years, $80 million in 2017) and Justin Turner (four years, $64 million in 2017). Would they have shelled out more than $360 million to pry Trout out of Anaheim? Probably not.Agreeing to a lifetime contract extension like Trout’s isn’t a personal affront to any of the other 29 teams. This is just what elite players do now. They look around at what over-30 free agents are making on the open market, then chase all the guaranteed years and dollars they can find. I half-joked on Twitter that drafting, developing and signing future Hall of Famers to long-term extensions is the new market inefficiency. It’s kind of true. It’s getting less reasonable to expect players of Trout’s caliber to reach free agency every year. The inevitable has happened – Dave Roberts confirmed that Clayton Kershaw will start the season on the injured list.Enemy territory – The Giants’ scouting director was “baptized in Dodger blue.”It’s time for Dodger baseball – Artist Harmony Deimling painted Vin Scully.It’s a hookah-smoking llama –  Minor League Baseball is bringing back la Copa de Diversion. 2022: Aaron Judge, Trea Turner, Gary Sanchez, Blake Snell, Aaron Nola (club option), Luis Severino (club option), Noah Syndergaard, Edwin Diaz.-J.P.Thanks for reading today’s Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Get in in your inbox by signing up here. Finding stars from within the organization seems to be the Dodgers’ strategy anyway. To that end, here are the years that matter: Corey Seager becomes a free agent in 2021, Cody Bellinger and Julio Urías in 2023. Circle those dates on your hypothetical calendar. Joc Pederson (2020), Kiké Hernandez (2020), Chris Taylor (2021) and Ross Stripling (2022) might be extension candidates at some point, too. Not the kind of long-term, Trout-esque extensions that break records, but extensions nonetheless.Let’s do this thought exercise anyway. Knowing they might never reach the market, and the Dodgers might never pony up to sign them, here are the names of select free agents and when you can covet them in public without being accused of tampering:2019: Paul Goldschmidt, Gerrit Cole, Chris Sale, Yasmani Grandal, Anthony Rendon, Jose Abreu, Xander Bogaerts, Scooter Gennett and Nicholas Castellanos. Stephen Strasburg has a player opt-out.2020: Betts, Jacob deGrom, J.T. Realmuto, George Springer, Trevor Bauer, Andrelton Simmons, James Paxton, Blake Treinen, Robbie Ray. Giancarlo Stanton has an opt-out.2021: Kris Bryant, Freddie Freeman, Francisco Lindor, Carlos Correa, Anthony Rizzo, Michael Conforto, Salvador Perez, Trevor Story, Aroldis Chapman, Javier Baez.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cloning while they’re multiplying.last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff weekly bookings: Sept. 30 – Oct. 7, 2013

first_imgChase, Shiloh21Oxford Ks501 N Washington Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation10/1/13 Berry, Nicholas25Wichita, Ks1323 N A Wellington, KsSUSODriving while under the influence, License to be carried, Fail to report accident10/4/13 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Lipton, Courtney24Wichita, Ks1100 N. A. St. Wellington, KsWPDDWS, No Inst10/6/13 Lozano, Mechelle Lalee34Wellington, KS509 S. F Wellington, KSWPDFTA9/30/13 Trask, Michael49Wichita, Ks916 Battershell Belle Plaine KsSUSODV Battery10/2/13 Wellington PD8 Bird, Barry63Wichita, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence10/4/13 Bruey, James63Wichita, KsI35 MP 33 Mulvane KsKHPDriving under the influence, Unlawful registration, No valid drivers license.10/7/13 Smith, Jeremy34Wellington, Ks415 E Maple, Wellington, KsWPDCriminal Damage to Property10/4/13 Welch, Ronald48Wichita, KsSGCO JailSUSOProbation Violation10/4/13 Sedgwick Co36 Archer, Joshua33Winfield, Ks200 N US 81 Wellington KsSUSOCowley County Warrant (Probation Violation), Ford County Warrant (Forgery)10/3/13 Gresham, Kyle22Wichita, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence10/5/13 Pfister, Gary Lee48Belle Plaine, KS501 N Washington Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence10/3/13 Dorsey, Amber Dawn27Wellington, KS501 N Washington Wellington, KSWPDProbation Violation10/1/13 Cook, Celena22Wichita, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation10/4/13 Sumner Co15 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Weekly bookings at the detention center for Sept. 30 to Oct., 7, 2013:  Lane, Levi34Wellington, KSSGCO JailSUSOSumner County Warrant (Possession of opiates, possession of paraphernalia, Violation of offender registration, Battery)10/2/13 Carnes, Jerimiah38Derby, Ks100 W. 15th St. Wellington ksWPDDUI, TOC10/6/13 Bocardo-Gutierrez, Jose34MexicoI-35 MP 12 Wellington, KSKHPTOC10/5/13 Guzman-Hernandez, Manuel21ZacatesI-35 MP 12 Wellington, KSKHPTOC, Operate motor vehicle without valid license10/5/13 Garmon, Kelsey21Kansas City, MO501 N Washington Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation10/4/13 Bookings Belle Plaine Brumley, Tera26Wichita, Ks200 N US 81 Wellington KsSUSODriving while suspended, Driving under the influence, Ark City Warrant (Failure to Appear), Ford County Warrant (Forgery)10/3/13 Cordray, John David Lee20Wichita, KsCowley County JailSUSOBattery, Disorderly Conduct10/6/13 Bishop, Brittany21Wichita, Ks1300 N H Wellington, KSWPDDriving While Suspended, No proof of insurance10/5/13 Mulvane THRU 10-5-13 Booth, Christopher James38Wellington, KS316 S. Jefferson wellington, KSWPDBattery, Crim Damage10/6/13 Bail Bondsman Horn, Michael23Wellington, KS1402 Michigan Apt B, Wellington, KsWPDTheft, Burglary9/30/13 Caldwell PD KHP3 Monday 0800  to  Monday 0800  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 9/30/2013 thru 10/7/2013 Bell, Tom53Wichita, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOFailure to apprear10/5/13 Peterson, Brenden Christian Michael23Wichita, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation10/2/13last_img read more