Premium / Supply chain radar: DSV up, Panalpina down – which one is really the takeover target?

first_img Please Login It is still less than two months since DSV first made its formal offer for Panalpina, but it has become ever clearer from my sources in Switzerland that the potential deal is souring, with executives in Basel, I gather, increasingly irked by comments coming out of Copenhagen.In fact, lately DSV has been accused by sources close to the deal negotiations of sending mixed messages – Danish business newspaper Borsen recently quoted chief executive Jens Andersen as saying that acquisitions only make sense … By Alessandro Pasetti 13/03/2019 Reset Premium subscriber LOGIN Forgotten your password? Please click here New Premium subscriber REGISTER << Go back Reset Your Password Email* LOGIN Password* Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Email*last_img read more

Live Blog: Follow all the action from Saturday’s Laois GAA games

first_img Twitter Electric Picnic By Alan Hartnett – 26th September 2020 Facebook Electric Picnic Twitter WhatsApp We’re down to the second last weekend of hurling in Laois and what a day we have in store.Over the next six hours, we will bring you action from five different matches as teams will go head to head.Up first is a double header of Premier Intermediate action in MW Hire O’Moore Park.The first semi final throws in at 2.30pm and sees Portlaoise face Camross.Then at 4.30pm, The Harps will take on Slieve Bloom. Rory Delaney is on duty at both of those games.There are three more games down for decision then at 5pm in venues around the county.One intermediate semi final sees Trumera take on Clough-Ballacolla in Ratheniska and Simon Hartnett will provide updates.While the second semi final is between Rathdowney-Errill and Borris-Kilcotton in Abbeyleix.While the fifth big game taking place today is the meeting of Colt-Shanahoe and Mountrath in the relegation final in Mountmellick.We will do our very best to keep you informed on events around the county.Follow it all below: RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SEE ALSO – Find all the LaoisToday podcasts here Home Sport GAA Live Blog: Follow all the action from Saturday’s Laois GAA games SportGAAHurling Pinterestcenter_img Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Previous articleHistory made as Portlaoise end Sarsfields eight-in-a-row dream and claim first ever titleNext articlePortlaoise ease past Camross to book Premier IHC final place Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook Live Blog: Follow all the action from Saturday’s Laois GAA games TAGSLaois IHCLaois Premier IHCLive Blog Pinterest News Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Raymond James hires new senior officer

first_img Related news TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter PenderFund names new SVP for investments “Tom has earned an impeccable reputation among financial advisors for his leadership, integrity and ability to cement strong and enduring relationships,” said Terry Hetherington, executive vice president and head of the firm’s private client group, in a statement. “We are confident he will be an impact player who will build on our successful record of attracting high quality financial advisors to Raymond James.” Raymond James is a full service Canadian investment dealer serving more than 2.5 billion individual clients and managing more than $479 billion in client asset under administration through its network of approximately 6,200 financial advisors across North America, including 400 financial advisors in Canada.center_img Fiona Collie Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Raymond James Ltd. CETFA elects new board leader Toronto-based Raymond James Ltd. Tuesday announced the appointment of a new executive to lead its advisor recruitment efforts. Tom Williams is now senior vice president, head of growth and development, private client group. Williams previously worked at Toronto-based Richardson GMP as division director, regional manager, eastern Canada. The new executive has also held other senior roles over his more than 20 years in the industry including key regional and national growth mandates at Macquarie and CIBC. last_img read more

Gloria Ferrer Awards $5000 to Winner of 2nd Annual “Glorious Bites…

first_imgAdvertisementChera Little of Leander, Texas, takes home Grand Prize Sonoma, CA (October 18, 2016) — Chera Little of Leander, Texas, is the winner of the 2016 Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards “Glorious Bites Competition” and has earned bragging rights, a custom glass trophy and a check for $5000. Her Miso-Maple Glazed Cod Wonton-Cho’s with Crispy Bok Choy Slaw has been deemed this year’s most glorious appetizer recipe in the country to pair with Gloria Ferrer’s sparkling Sonoma Brut. Little, who lost her husband just three months ago to brain cancer, said he encouraged her to enter the competition. “My late husband was my biggest cheerleader. He loved won tons, he loved cream cheese and he loved fish. This dish was inspired by him,” said Little.  “I am very excited and very humbled.  This has been an incredible experience. ”Out of more than 1800 entries from 44 states, Little’s recipe rose to the forefront, bringing her to the semi-finals and ultimately to the winner’s circle at the final cook-off at Gloria Ferrer Winery on Saturday.   The judges unanimously enjoyed her recipe.“I just loved the way the miso married so well with the Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut,” said award-winning talk show Host Joel Riddell.“I definitely thought it was the most complex dish. There were so many layers of flavors.  Every bite stood out and different elements played nicely with the wine,” said Sommelier, Wine Educator and Journalist Christopher Sawyer.“I think we all agreed that this dish was really beautiful to look at and beautiful to taste.  It had it all the elements going on – bitter, salty, sweet—just a great dish,” according to Sara Deseran, Food Writer and Editor-at-Large for San Francisco magazine.“Having tasted all the dishes previously at the semi-finals, I had no idea who would win today,” said Jennifer Luttrell, Keynote Glorious Bites Judge and Executive Chef for Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company.  “It was really tough to choose, but Chera’s dish had really bright layers of flavors and complexity and, most of all, it was delicious with the Sonoma Brut.”All finalists’ appetizers were judged on originality, taste and ability to pair with the Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut.  During the competition, the more than 200 guests in attendance were entertained by TV Host, Wine Expert and Author Leslie Sbrocco, known for her appearances on NBC’s The Today Show and as the host of Check Please! Bay Area and her newest show Taste This.  Attendees also voted on their favorite appetizer from among the four finalists.  Taking home the popular vote, or the “Pop Award,” was Diane Williams of Auburn, California, for her Triple “B” Won Tons with Beef, Blue Cheese and Bacon.All recipes from the 2016 finalists are available for download from the Glorious Bites website: www.gloriousbites.comAbout Gloria FerrerA pioneering history and approach to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay have made Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards a leader in California sparkling wine for almost 30 years.  Founded in 1986 in Sonoma, California, by the Ferrer family of Spain, Gloria Ferrer combines the best of sparkling winegrowing history with the bounty of the Carneros winegrowing region using time-honored méthode champenoise winemaking traditions and centuries-old sustainable practices.  Gloria Ferrer produces the most awarded California sparkling wines that have won over 500 gold medals and received 50 outstanding 90+ point ratings in the last 5 years. Discover the Glorious Life at www.gloriaferrer.com .Advertisement ReddIt Linkedin TAGSConsumerGloria FerrerGlorious Bites Challenge Share Email Twitter Home Industry News Releases Gloria Ferrer Awards $5000 to Winner of 2nd Annual “Glorious Bites Challenge”Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessGloria Ferrer Awards $5000 to Winner of 2nd Annual “Glorious Bites Challenge”By Press Release – October 18, 2016 28 0 Facebook Pinterest Previous articleLongest Running Wine Tasting Contest in the Nation Celebrates 43rd AnniversaryNext article3 Badge Beverage Corporation Debuts Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Press Releaselast_img read more

Leo Tellez Joins Ackerman Family Vineyards as Winemaker

first_imgTwitter Home Industry News Releases Leo Tellez Joins Ackerman Family Vineyards as WinemakerIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessLeo Tellez Joins Ackerman Family Vineyards as WinemakerBy Press Release – June 10, 2019 577 0 TAGSAckerman Family VineyardsLeo Tellezpeople AdvertisementLeo Tellez. Photo by Israel ValenciaNapa, Calif., June 10, 2018— Ackerman Family Vineyards has appointed Leo Tellez to the role of winemaker. His first Ackerman Family Vineyards wine, a 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, will be released later in June.Tellez’s path to wine was written into his personal story well before he was even born. A third-generation Napan, Leo’s great grandfather moved to Napa Valley from Jalisco, Mexico and bought one acre of land back in 1950. His grandfather spent his career at Charles Krug Winery and his father devoted more than 25 years at Robert Mondavi Winery until the winery sold in 2004.Leo’s personal connection to wine came via sommelier and chef mentors at fine dining restaurants such as Domaine Chandon’s now-shuttered Étoile restaurant, La Toque, The French Laundry and Masa’s. After graduating from San Francisco State University with an International Relations degree, Tellez pursued viticulture and enology classes at Napa Valley College and started his first winemaking internship at Kapcsandy Family Vineyards in Napa Valley working closely with Winemaker David Sotelo. In 2012, he joined celebrated Winemaking Consultant Denis Malbec as his assistant winemaker working with wineries including Kapcsandy, Blankiet, Repris, Captûre, Notre Vin and Sodaro Estate. In 2016, Leo joined Sodaro Estate in Coombsville full time as their winemaker, working with viticulture consultant Michael Wolf and the family to craft their small-production Cabernets. He will continue to make the Sodaro Estate wines.“Leo’s connection to Coombsville and the greater Napa Valley winemaking community is deeply rooted and exceptional. His background and passion for winemaking and hospitality collaborate well with our own Coombsville roots. He brings a high standard for exceptional winemaking from his previous involvement with great Napa estates, as well as provide a new excitement for future wines from our Stonehaven Vineyard,” said Proprietor Lauren Ackerman.About Ackerman Family VineyardsAckerman Family Vineyards purchased the Stonehaven vineyard in Napa’s Coombsville district in 1994 and began making wine for themselves in 1995. An entire replant of the vineyard in 1999 led to the first Ackerman Family Vineyards commercial release in 2003. The Ackerman’s Stonehaven Vineyard received the first organic vineyard certification in Coombsville in 2009. Ackerman Family Vineyards wines are available at their tasting room, The Aviary, a restored carriage house and patio garden at the Ackerman Heritage House at 608 Randolph Street in Downtown Napa, as well as online. Their wines are also distributed in a few select US markets. The Aviary is open for walk-in tastings Thursday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and by appointment Monday through Sunday. Visit www.ackermanfamilyvineyards.com.Advertisement Share Email ReddIt Pinterest Facebook Linkedin Previous articleNapa Valley’s HALL Wines Heads to Nashville & Phoenix to Celebrate 2016 Kathryn Hall Cabernet Vintage – Singers Maggie Rose & Jon McLaughlin to PerformNext articleAfternoon Brief, June 10 Press Releaselast_img read more

$49.5 Million to Construct Bridge at Pear Tree River

first_img$49.5 Million to Construct Bridge at Pear Tree River CommunityAugust 9, 2015Written by: Douglas McIntosh RelatedHouseholders Urged to be Vigilant in Preventing Mosquito Breeding Story HighlightsThe Transport, Works, and Housing Ministry is slated construct a new two-lane bridge at Pear Tree River in Eastern St. Thomas, at a cost of approximately $49.5 million.The new structure, to be built over the next six months, will replace the existing Harbour Head Bridge, which was erected in 1889, and has fallen into disrepair. RelatedJamaicans Urged To Emulate Norman Manley by Standing Up Against Wrongdoings RelatedSuccess in The Midst of Hardship FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Photo: Melroy SterlingA view of the Harbour Bridge in Pear Tree River, St. Thomas, which the Transport, Works, and Housing Ministry is slated to replace with a new structure to be built at a cost of approximately $49.5 million, over the next six months. $49.5 Million to Construct Bridge at Pear Tree RiverJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay The Transport, Works, and Housing Ministry is slated construct a new two-lane bridge at Pear Tree River in Eastern St. Thomas, at a cost of approximately $49.5 million.The new structure, to be built over the next six months, will replace the existing Harbour Head Bridge, which was erected in 1889, and has fallen into disrepair.Its replacement, to be funded from the Ministry’s Capital ‘A’ Budget, results from representation made by Health Minister and Eastern St. Thomas Member of Parliament, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, who underscored the “clear and present danger” which the existing bridge poses for motorists and pedestrians traversing it.The single-lane Harbour Head Bridge, which also serves residents of Golden Grove, Port Morant, and parish capital Morant Bay, was declared unfit for use by the National Works Agency (NWA), which is implementing the project.State Minister for Transport, Works, and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan was on hand to witness the signing of contracts by Chief Technical Director (Housing) in the Ministry, Doreen Prendergast; NWA Chief Executive Officer, E.G. Hunter; and Managing Director for Alcar Construction and Haulage Company Limited, which will execute the works, Junior Leslie, during a ceremony at Pear Tree River Methodist Church, on Friday, August 7.Delivering brief remarks, Mr. Azan underscored the importance of and need for the bridge’s replacement, having viewed its current state, first-hand.In this regard, he urged the contractor to ensure its completion on time and within budget, while inviting residents and other community stakeholders to cooperate in facilitating the project’s smooth implementation.For his part, Dr. Ferguson, expressed gratitude to the Transport, Works, and Housing Ministry for accommodating the project, in light of  what he said was Harbour Head’s exclusion from the original list of bridges earmarked for repairs or replacement in the 2015/16 Budget,  as outlined in Parliament earlier this year by Portfolio Minister, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies.“After…consultations, they came to a position, in conjunction with the National Works Agency that it had to happen this year… (and) I want to thank them,” Dr. Ferguson said, while thanking the residents for their patience, “because I know you have waited long.”The project’s implementation was also welcomed by St. Thomas Parish Council Chairman and Morant Bay Mayor, Councillor Ludlow Mathison, who attended the ceremony. Advertisementslast_img read more

Network vendors tussle for Hannover headlines

first_img Chris Donkin Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case Ericsson, Nokia and Huawei were among the companies to stake a claim for a leading role in the hugely competitive industrial IoT sector pushing 5G, cloud and AI innovations at technology show Hannover Messe.The five day event is one of the largest exhibitions of industrial technology in the world and attracts global attendees from a wide range of sectors. This year’s event included a specific 5G conference track and exhibition space to demonstrate capabilities of the new network technology.Ericsson, Nokia and Huawei all have significant presences as a wide number of wireless players look to boost the appeal of 5G, AI and related technologies for industrial giants.On the opening day (1 April), Ericsson hosted German Chancellor Angela Merkel (pictured) and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to promote progress being made at its joint research initiative with the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology.The pair’s 5G-Industry Campus Europe investigates how 5G can open new industrial use cases.Peter Meyer-Kahlen, head of Ericsson’s R&D centre in Aachen said the company attaches “great importance to understanding the requirements of the industry at an early stage in the development of the mobile communications standard within the framework of research cooperation”.During the show Ericsson also unveiled a partnership with industrial automation company ABB. In a joint statement the companies said the deal would allow to them to accelerate development of flexible wireless automation and enhanced connectivity services in industrial settings.Jostling for positionMeanwhile, Nokia partnered with Qualcomm and a number of enterprises to demonstrate the potential of 5G networks, including showcasing automotive industry quality control in partnership with Zeiss and cloud analytics with Siemens.Nokia Enterprise president Kathrin Buvac said: “The fourth industrial revolution promises massive gains in productivity, disruptive customer experiences, and new business models. Next-generation networks, including 5G, will enable this industrial transformation and beyond with network reliability, capacity and low-latency features.”Over on the show floor, Huawei presented its range of smart manufacturing enabling technologies including AI-enabling offering Atlas Intelligent Computing Platform and highlighted the potential of 5G, AI and edge cloud technologies at its press conference. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Previous ArticleJacobs retreats from Qualcomm takeover plansNext ArticleGoogle flaunts improved Android security Author 02 APR 2019 Tags FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE banscenter_img Related Asia Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Home Network vendors tussle for Hannover headlines EricssonHannover MesseHuaweiNokialast_img read more

Blog: What next for TikTok?

first_img Related Author The last few months have been challenging, to say the least, for short form video app TikTok.Its Chinese owner ByteDance hasn’t exactly reaped the benefits of its rising popularity, as the US raised concerns over potential security risks and alleged links with Beijing, which have been repeatedly denied.However, the intensity of the situation has risen to such a high level that one could draw similarities between TikTok’s recent woes in the US and Huawei’s increasingly dire situation in the country.US woesEarlier this month, President Trump issued an executive order forbidding “any transaction by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the US,” with ByteDance. The ban, however, was due to come into effect 45 days after the order, giving the company a tiny window to explore options.Expectedly, TikTok was shocked, claiming Trump’s move came “without any due process” and hinting at legal action in response.President Trump has taken an even harder line since: last week, he signed another executive order demanding ByteDance divest operations in the US within 90 days and destroy related data. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the US would also need to approve any sale.Avoiding a banOver the past two years, ByteDance took numerous steps to avoid the current situation.After merging TikTok with social media service Musical.ly in 2018, ByteDance distanced itself from China by making the app unavailable in its domestic market. At home, it focused on operating Douyin, deemed a similar service with highly censored content.And in an effort to focus on international markets instead, in May it appointed American businessman Kevin Mayer as TikTok’s CEO. A TikTok representative told Mobile World Live (MWL) “hundreds of employees and key leaders across safety, security, product and public policy” were based in the US.More recently, the service pulled out of Hong Kong following the imposition of a controversial national security law. It also established its first European data centre (in the Republic of Ireland) a move it claimed will protect user privacy and data.TikTok’s optionsThe logical course for TikTok to keep running in the US appears to be an all-American set-up, a move suggested by US officials prior to Trump’s order.And software giant Microsoft has also kept an eye on the situation, exploring a purchase of the app’s business in the US and several other markets. Under Trump’s original order, these talks must be finalised by 15 September.In a discussion with the President, Microsoft boss Satya Nadella outlined the benefits a takeover would bring. He pledged user data will be protected by transferring it to the US and removing it from non-domestic markets.Twitter emerged as another suitor and reportedly had talks with ByteDance about a potential tie-up.However, Mukul Krishna, digital media global head at Frost & Sullivan told MWL the valuation of TikTok’s US unit was very high, between $15 billion and $50 billion.“It will be difficult for any company to buy it outright and it might need a group of investors”.ByteDance is also said to have received a proposal from some of its investors including Sequoia Capital and General Atlantic to take over a majority stake in TikTok, Krishna noted.The consequencesHistory shows a decision made by one country could affect the rest of the world. Following indications of a US ban, Nikkei Asian Review reported Japan’s government was also mulling restricting use of the app.Another possible country to follow is Australia, Krishna said, however he added a widespread global restriction of TikTok was not likely.In the US, the financial hit “would be big as it’s been reported that TikTok was expecting the US to contribute $500 million in revenue this year”, Krishna said.Users in the US would also be affected as the offering was the most downloaded free app on iOS and the second most installed from the Google Play Store in the US on 27 July, figures by Sensor Tower showed.Overall, the app has generated 188.5 million downloads in the US since July 2014, when it was called Musical.ly.Craig Chapple, EMEA mobile insights strategist at Sensor Tower, predicted “a fight amongst publishers” to take TikTok’s place if a ban was imposed.Both Chapple and Krishna pointed to Reels, the newly launched video feature at Facebook’s Instagram, as a likely contender“Since 1 January 2014, Instagram has generated an estimated 316.3 million installs in the US alone, giving it a huge audience already, putting it in a solid position to engage users with TikTok-like features”, Chapple noted.So, Facebook is primed to fill a TikTok shaped hole in the US, and increase its social media dominance further.Can Microsoft, or even Twitter, emerge as its saviour?Right now, time is TikTok’ing on the app’s future.The editorial views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and will not necessarily reflect the views of the GSMA, its Members or Associate Members. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Blog AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore5 18 AUG 2020 Donald Trumpsocial media Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more Yanitsa Boyadzhieva Blog: Could ephemeral features erase app novelty? Blog: Vietnam cyber laws a cause for concern Previous ArticleDSA, Comtelca team on spectrum access modelsNext ArticleZTE releases 5G Indoor White Paper Tags HomeBlog Blog: What next for TikTok?last_img read more

Grateful Woods happy to be back

first_imgNASSAU, Bahamas – Those with even a passing interest in social media likely noticed over the last few days the return of one 14-time major champion. You may have even noticed that much of the conversation has focused on how far Tiger Woods is hitting his driver, which by every account is dial-back-the-golf-ball long. On Thursday, paired with Justin Thomas, Tiger hammered that narrative home – literally. At the first hole, he pounded his drive down the fairway. Yep, past JT, who last year averaged 309.7 yards off the tee. At the second, Woods launched another missile high into the windy Caribbean sky. You guessed it, well by the reigning PGA Championship winner. Again and again, Woods turned back the clock with an impressive combination of power and, with a few notable exceptions, precision off the tee. But that tells only a portion of the Day 1 story. There’s so much more to golf than simply prodigious drives, like a short game which still seems to be a work in progress for Woods. He caught his chip heavy at the fourth, and again at the ninth on his way to his first bogey of the day. Two holes later he sent another delicate pitch some 30 feet long (although to be fair, there were some highlights like the up-and-down at No. 12). “It’s frustrating because I have a hard time with this into-the-grain, ball sitting down,” said Woods, who turned in 1 under. “I have to hit the ball high. I’m used to using the bounce and hitting behind it a little bit and getting it up, but it’s so sticky that it’s really hard to do. I haven’t quite figured it out yet.” You could see this coming. Since he started his run up to this week’s start, his first since having fusion surgery on his lower back in April, Woods has spent extra time working on his short game. Hero World Challenge: Articles, photos and video Full-field scores from the Hero World Challenge Before the social media universe begins coming up with answers for Woods’ short game woes, know that Albany is an exacting test around the greens, with putting surfaces that are ringed with swales and collection areas; and following more than eight months of complete inactivity a player’s touch is always going to be the final tumbler to fall into place. But it was neither Woods’ wonderful driving or his wanting short game that mattered on Thursday. It wasn’t even an opening-round 69 that left him tied for eighth, three strokes off the lead held by Tommy Fleetwood. No, what mattered was his participation. He wasn’t going to be perfect straight off the DL. In fact, it’s highly unlikely he figures it all out before Sunday’s curtain call. But for those watching his round the most important takeaway was that he remained upright and off the trainer’s table. “All I’m trying to do is just keep plodding along. Today if I take away the two 6s and play the round correctly, then I’m probably tied for the lead,” Woods said. “So it’s just little things like that I need to clean up and hopefully I can do that tomorrow.” Moral victories have meant little to Woods throughout his career and he probably won’t spend Thursday night celebrating on his yacht, Privacy, which is moored in the nearby harbor. With Woods the story never ends at the quantifiable. More than two years removed from his last competitive tournament and five years since his last PGA Tour victory, Tiger’s reach still far transcends his competitive relevance. Forget the final score, 41 million Google results can’t be wrong. “What do you guys want to talk about?” joked Thomas following his round when he was approached by reporters, a playful nod at this week’s headliner. The instant analysis came fast and, to be honest, without many facts at this early juncture. Woods largely drove the ball well, putted well, but needs to clean up his short game and the big miss – like at the 15th hole when he airmailed his drive into the dunes right of the fairway. Completing an under-par round with an edge to his voice that hasn’t been there in some time, however, is what those who have awaited this day should celebrate. “He was such an inspiration to me, I had to come out and watch,” said Tour frat brother Bryson DeChambeau, the winner of this year’s John Deere Classic who ventured out to Albany to play the role of spectator. DeChambeau’s take was shared by many and helped temper expectations for what is always the best story in sports – the reclamation project. Through the 1,000-yard gaze that defined so much of his career, Woods seemed to allow a moment of contemplation after having so many years of pain and uncertainty. The man whose aura has always been defined by his ability to compartmentalize and stay grounded in the here and now, was asked his thoughts before teeing off on Thursday. “I was very thankful this morning,” he allowed. “I was in my head thanking all the people who have helped me in giving me a chance to come back and play this round again. There were a lot of people that were instrumental in my life; friends, outside people I’ve never met before, obviously my surgeon. I was very thankful.” Of all the elements that defined Woods’ Day 1 return, it may be that gratitude that should give golf a reason to be truly optimistic.last_img read more

2 people with Covid-19 died in NI

first_img Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Twitter Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – September 14, 2020 Facebook Two more people with Covid-19 have died in Northern Ireland.The death toll has now risen to 570.109 new cases have been detected in the past 24 hours, with the total number of positive tests now standing at 8,423.center_img 2 people with Covid-19 died in NI Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous article9 staff members of Donegal restaurant test positive for Covid-19Next articleDriver appears in court in Donegal after driving on three wheels News Highland Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApplast_img read more