Prime Minister Theresa May blames the sinking pound on media reports of a looming “hard Brexit”

Tuesday 10 January 2017 12:15 am More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Sterling dropped from $1.229 at the end of last week to $1.212 yesterday afternoon. It was around $1.217 in the early hours of this morning. On the night of the EU vote, one pound was worth $1.488.”I’m tempted to say that the people who are getting it wrong are those who print things saying I’m talking about a hard Brexit, [and that] it is absolutely inevitable there’s a hard Brexit. I don’t accept the terms hard and soft Brexit,” she said during an event at the Charity Commission.Read more: Theresa May is hinting at the end of the UK’s Single Market membershipShe added: “What we’re doing is (that we are) going to get an ambitious, good, best possible deal for the United Kingdom in terms of … trading with and operating within the single European market.”The Prime Minister has remained extremely guarded prior to the triggering of Article 50, insisting the government must not reveal its hand before crunch negotiations commence.However, at the weekend May appeared to hit back at Remain campaigners who want the UK to keep hold of “bits” of EU membership. Her comments rocked the pound as soon as Asian markets opened. whatsapp whatsapp Prime Minister Theresa May blames the sinking pound on media reports of a looming “hard Brexit” Share Julian Harris Theresa May has blamed the fall in sterling on press reports that she is planning a so-called hard Brexit.The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since October yesterday, after the Prime Minister heavily implied the UK will not stay in the Single Market after Brexit. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoWarped SpeedCan You Name More State Capitals Than A 5th Grader? Find Out Now!Warped SpeedUndoPensAndPatronTori Roloff Confirms Sad Family NewsPensAndPatronUndo read more

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Some unusual packages found in Portlaoise Mail Centre

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Twitter Previous articleIn Pictures: Laois mam doing well following arrival of quadrupletsNext articleIn Pictures: Sarsfields celebrate incredible seven in a row Ladies success Rory Lawlor Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results TAGSanimalsPortlaoise Mail Centre Facebook WhatsApp Home News Some unusual packages found in Portlaoise Mail Centre News Pinterest Facebook By Rory Lawlor – 9th September 2019 Some unusual packages found in Portlaoise Mail Centre Pinterest Everyday, letters and parcels are sorted in An Post’s Portlaoise Mail Center.But over the last two years, some very strange items have been confiscated in Portlaoise.Imports related to animals must pass inspections before entering a country, while some movement of certain species is illegal under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.These packages come from a wide range of countries including Indonesia, Cameroon, Japan and India.According to the Irish Independent, 37 alligator or crocodile teeth coming from the US were seized and later that month, eggs, also from the US were seized.In July last year, two exotic beetles, which were still alive, were seized by anti smuggling services. They were sent from Japan.Other interesting finds include 89 dried insects, a common delicacy in Cameroon, a horse tail and calf hide from Australia in June 2017 and a moose horn from Canada was also intercepted two months later.At Dublin Airport in 2016, a hippo’s tusk and a crocodile head were seized.Also in 2016, animal related seizures include 8 alligator heads, a birds nest, and a package containing four thousand bees were found.Officers “carry out X-rays and physical examinations based on risk assessment” said a representative for the Revenue.SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Laois mam doing well following arrival of quadruplets WhatsApp Twitter GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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Neue Störsender und Ortungsdienste für die Grenze

first_img Um die Nutzung chinesischer Funktelefone und den zunehmenden Informationsaustausch an der chinesisch-nordkoreanischen Grenze einzudämmen, weitete das  nordkoreanische Regime die Verwendung von Telefon Störsendern und Ortungsdiensten in den nördlichen Regionen aus. Daily NK berichtete erst Tage zuvor von neuen Untersuchungsteams, bestehend aus Studenten und Kadern des Ministeriums für Staatssicherheit, deren Aufgabe es ist potenziell gefährliche Elemente an der Grenze zu beseitigen.Eine Quelle aus der Nord Hamkyung Provinz berichte Daily NK am 23. Jänner „Vor kurzem wurde zusätzliches Equipment, das dazu dient Anrufe zu blockieren nach Musan, Hoeryeoung und Onsung geschickt. Deshalb benutzen die Leute derzeit nur ungern chinesische Telefone. Bis jetzt wurde das Equipment normalerweise entweder in Autos des Staatssicherheitsdiensts oder direkt in den Rucksäcken der Agenten transportiert. Jeder wusste, solange er denen aus dem Weg ging, war es sicher zu telefonieren. Aber zur Zeit benutzen unbekannte Agenten aus anderen Regionen das Equipment.“Die Agenten des Sicherheitsdienstes wissen, bei Erfolg werden sie nicht nur mit Geldsummen belohnt sondern meist wartet auch noch eine Beförderung auf sie. Folgend berichtete die Quelle „Sie liegen auf der Lauer und man fühlt richtig wie man von ihren Blicken durchbohrt wird. Sogar jetzt, mitten im tiefsten Winter im Jänner patrouillieren sie nachts in den Dörfern – ausgerüstet mit Aufspür- und Ortungsgeräten.“ „Wie viele Leute genau verhaftet wurden weil sie chinesische Handys verwendet hatten weiß man nicht, aber in Hoeryoeng wurden einige Familien erwischt und festgenommen.“, führte die Quelle weiter aus. „Haushalte die chinesische Handys besitzen nehmen die Batterie heraus und verstecken die Telefone.“Obwohl es schon früher Razzien gegen illegale Telefone gab, fanden die Nordkoreaner immer wieder neue Wege trotz strenger Kontrollen Anrufe zu tätigen. Wenn es sein musste, sogar von fahrenden Fahrrädern aus. Derzeit ist jedoch sogar das gefährlich, und nicht einmal in den Bergen ist man mehr sicher.  Abschließend fügte die Quelle hinzu „Bei jedem Vortrag der Nachbarschaftsaufsicht-Gruppen wird zurzeit aufs Neue betont, dass Flüchtlinge oder jene die ihnen helfen hart bestraft werden. Grenzkontrollen wurden verstärkt, weshalb es weniger Flüchtlinge gab und weniger geschmuggelt wurde.“  „Manche Händler beschweren sich über die neuen Maßnahmen. Bald ist Chinesisches Neujahr und sie müssen Güter (Reis, Öl und Alkohol) aus China besorgen, können aber ihre Kontakte nicht anrufen. Auch Familien von Flüchtlingen konnten ihre Angehörigen in Südkorea nicht kontaktieren und sind deswegen sehr beunruhigt.“ SHARE Facebook Twitter News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News Neue Störsender und Ortungsdienste für die Grenze News center_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Kang Mi Jin – 2014.02.26 11:10am Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

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Further Cooperation between Jamaican and Cayman

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Attempts are being made to deepen cooperation between Jamaica and the Cayman Islands on areas of common interest, following a courtesy call on Prime Minister Bruce Golding at Jamaica House on Tuesday, April 8, by Governor of the Cayman Islands, H.E. Stuart Jack.The meeting agreed that with two relatively new administrations in office in both countries, an opportunity has been created for renewed talks to resolve some critical issues.During the meeting, Mr. Golding raised questions regarding the attitude towards Jamaicans living in Cayman and referred to allegations of poor treatment being meted out to Jamaican nationals. Governor Jack replied that since arriving in Cayman he has been impressed with the integration of different ethnic groups living on the island. He said any attempt to stigmatise Jamaicans has occurred in only a few cases that have made the news headlines.Regarding the matter of work permits, Governor Jack told Mr. Golding that permit holders could not be allowed to stay for more than seven years but that many Jamaicans have been granted exemptions. He said that given Cayman’s small size, everybody could not be allowed to stay.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Dr. Hon. Kenneth Baugh who was also at the meeting, spoke of the need to share information on criminal activity occurring between the two countries. He added that the current visa arrangements between Jamaica and Cayman could help both countries keep track of criminal elements moving between the islands.Governor Jack was accompanied at the meeting by British High Commissioner to Jamaica, H.E. Jeremy Cresswell. The Cayman Islands is a dominion of the British Government. Further Cooperation between Jamaican and Cayman UncategorizedApril 11, 2008 RelatedFurther Cooperation between Jamaican and Cayman RelatedFurther Cooperation between Jamaican and Caymancenter_img RelatedFurther Cooperation between Jamaican and Cayman Advertisementslast_img read more

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First homes completed under $221 million investment package

first_imgFirst homes completed under $221 million investment package Completion of first homes will add to State’s social housing stockTo date, the program has supported an estimated 74 jobs and generated a boost in economic activity  The first social homes have been completed under the McGowan Government’s $221 million Housing and Homelessness Investment Package (HHIP), with the first tenants due to move in later this month.  Housing Minister John Carey marked the milestone today with a visit to a five-bedroom family home in Camballin Loop, Bertram – the first of four social housing properties completed by Western Australian builder Shelford Constructions.In 2020 Shelford was appointed as one of the contractors of the Design and Construct and/or Housing Refurbishment Builders Panel 2020 to build a number of HHIP properties throughout the Perth metropolitan area over the next two years.HHIP will supply up to 300 new social homes, as well as provide funding for the refurbishment and maintenance of existing properties. To date, 210 new social homes have been allocated for construction in the Perth metropolitan area, with another 90 allocated in regional WA.Homes built and refurbished under the program enable the Department of Communities to provide more social housing for some of the most vulnerable Western Australians, while also providing more affordable housing for people on low-to-moderate incomes. The McGowan Government is also rolling out its $319 million Social Housing and Economic Recovery Package, with thousands of social housing properties scheduled to receive maintenance and refurbishment works, and hundreds of new homes to be built.The Government has also seen significant uptake of its $20,000 Building Bonus grant, with thousands of Western Australians being financially supported to enter the property market for the first time.As stated by Housing Minister John Carey:“It was great to visit this new social housing property, the first to be built under the Housing and Homelessness Investment Package.“This is a critical milestone in this project, but later this month we will reach a more important milestone when a family makes this property their home.“I am fully aware of the challenges we face because of the current rental market, and I am looking at all available options to boost our social housing stock.“These homes were built by Shelford Constructions, a wholly WA-owned and operated company based in Rockingham, so it’s great to see local workers and the economy directly benefit from this program.“The McGowan Government has invested more than $1 billion into additional measures that will significantly improve the quality and accessibility of social housing for Western Australians.“We have committed funding for the refurbishment and maintenance of thousands social housing properties to provide accommodation for vulnerable families. We have also ceased the disposal of public housing properties and will build hundreds of new public houses.“To date, construction and maintenance work awarded through HHIP has supported an estimated 74 jobs and generated a boost in economic activity.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Accessibility, affordable housing, Australia, Australian, Camballin, Government, homelessness, housing, Investment, Perth, property, property market, Rockingham, Shelford, WA, Western Australialast_img read more

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Haiti Earthquake a Reminder That Disasters are Preventable, CU-Boulder Expert Says

first_imgAmid all the commentary focused on the historic tragedy in Haiti, a tough but important fact has gone virtually unmentioned, according to a nationally recognized expert on disasters at the University of Colorado at Boulder.”What is missing from the tragedy of disaster, and our response to it, is the recognition that disasters are preventable, that it is within the power of societies and communities to prevent or at least minimize the devastation disasters cause,” said Kathleen Tierney, director of CU-Boulder’s Natural Hazards Center. “We mourn the human toll of disasters, but collectively we do far too little to minimize their impacts.”The pervasive view of disasters is that they are inevitable, said Tierney, who also is a professor of sociology. They are viewed as acts of God, acts of nature or just random, tragic events.But while earthquakes are inevitable in earthquake zones, and hurricanes and tornadoes are inevitable under certain weather conditions — “there are no inevitable disasters,” she said. “There is no such thing as a natural disaster.”The city of Port-au-Prince increased in size and population with virtually no attention given to the fact that it’s in a seismic area, located on a boundary between two continental plates, she said. No effort was made to make buildings seismic-resistant. No restrictions were placed on where or how homes were built. Many homes were built on hillsides susceptible to landslides.All of these conditions are either tied to or made worse by the extreme poverty in Haiti, Tierney said. Eighty percent of the population lives in poverty and the country was still recovering from four hurricanes that hit the country in 2008 when this year’s earthquake struck.”The Haiti government can’t provide for daily needs, much less a disaster,” Tierney said.But there are steps that can and should be taken now to make Haiti more disaster-resistant, she said, noting that the country faces continued risks from aftershocks, landslides and another hurricane season starting in June. She hopes that the international donor community will put preventive measures in place as a condition of providing disaster assistance.For example, hillsides in Haiti should not be developed and the badly damaged port of Port-au-Prince should be rebuilt to standards that will enable it to withstand the next earthquake and the next hurricane, she said. Implementation of good emergency management practices and the engagement of Haitian communities in planning for future disasters also is essential.”Societies create disasters of the future by decisions they make or don’t make — by how they live with nature,” Tierney said.Fields such as urban planning provide sound insights on land-use and urban development strategies that can keep people, buildings and infrastructure out of harm’s way, she said. Architects and engineers understand how to employ hazard-resistant design and construction practices. Building codes can prevent structures from collapsing.It also is known how to design emergency management systems that will perform effectively when disaster strikes and how to educate people in ways that will help protect them from natural and technological hazards, she said. Laws, ordinances and other measures also can save lives, protect property and speed the recovery process after disasters.”We do not lack the knowledge to prevent disasters,” Tierney said. “What we lack is the foresight and political will to do so. The United States and other countries have not yet learned the lesson that disasters are preventable and that today’s investments in prevention reduce tomorrow’s suffering.”The Natural Hazards Center is part of CU-Boulder’s Institute of Behavioral Science and is funded by a consortium of agencies including the National Science Foundation and FEMA. For more information visit the center’s Web site at www.colorado.edu/hazards. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 1, 2010 last_img read more

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State of Emergency Declared in Kingston and St. Andrew with Effect from 6:00pm Today, May 23, 2010

first_imgRelatedState of Emergency Declared in Kingston and St. Andrew with Effect from 6:00pm Today, May 23, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A state of public emergency, limited to the parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew, has been declared and will come into effect at 6.00 P.M. today.In a statement issued this afternoon, Prime Minister Bruce Golding said that based on an update and advice from the security forces, he summoned an emergency meeting of the Cabinet at 2.00 P.M today to consider the advice.The Cabinet took the decision to advise the Governor-General to issue a Proclamation pursuant to Section 26 of the Constitution declaring that a state of public emergency exists in the parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew.The Proclamation shall remain in force for a period of one month unless extended by the House of Representatives or revoked earlier. RelatedState of Emergency Declared in Kingston and St. Andrew with Effect from 6:00pm Today, May 23, 2010 State of Emergency Declared in Kingston and St. Andrew with Effect from 6:00pm Today, May 23, 2010 Office of the Prime MinisterMay 23, 2010center_img RelatedState of Emergency Declared in Kingston and St. Andrew with Effect from 6:00pm Today, May 23, 2010 Advertisementslast_img read more

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State attorneys, public defenders hope for no more budget cuts

first_imgState attorneys, public defenders hope for no more budget cuts Phil ArcherPublic defenders and state attorneys have what might seem, in a normal year, an unusual budget supplication for state lawmakers who soon will be grappling with Florida’s 2021-22 fiscal plan.“It’s ‘Leave us alone.’ That’s our number one budget request,” said 18th Circuit State Attorney Phil Archer, president of the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association. “Our universal request that we have expressed to the governor and legislative leadership in both houses was not to have any budget cuts in the upcoming budget.”“Our primary priority is to just not be cut,” said Eighth Circuit Public Defender Stacy Scott, speaking for the Florida Public Defenders Association. “If we can just keep the people we have, I feel we overall can do a good job…and then with some targeted nonrecurring funds for the [COVID-19 pandemic] backlog.”“We asked [them] to please let us hold on to what we have,” added Candice Brower, director of the Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel office for the First District Court of Appeal jurisdiction.That’s different from a normal year when they might be requesting additional funds and new programs.By not cutting, Archer, Brower, and Scott mean from the budget that was originally approved for Fiscal Year 2020-21. That has been subject to a 6% holdback, which has led to layoffs and unfilled vacancies at public defender and state attorney offices around the state.So far, they have had success in that Gov. Ron DeSantis’s proposed budget maintains their appropriations — without the 6% reduction — and legislative leaders have also been encouraging. There’s also hope that the money withheld this year could be released.“Of course, we would love to see the money that was withheld restored to our offices, which would help to rehire some of the people we had to lay off or some of the positions that have gone vacant since last year,” Archer said. “We understand the difficulties of restoring those monies based on existing shortfalls.”Scott, Brower, and Archer said the challenge for the next year, as the pandemic is expected to wane and courts resume normal operations — including a resumption of trials — will be handling the cases that have stacked up while courts have largely been closed to in-person proceedings.As examples, Scott said pending cases have gone up 52% for the 11th Circuit public defender, 32% in her circuit, and 59% in the Fifth Circuit.“There’s a backlog of work, the caseloads have increased. We have not,” she said. “We really need our people to be able to do our essential constitutional functions.”Brower said the rate of case filings is remaining about the same, but without trials the clearing of cases has slowed. She said her office has been able to handle its representation of low-income parents in dependency court because after initial delays at the start of the pandemic those cases are now largely handled online.Prosecutors and public defenders could wind up asking for higher budgets if the Legislature approves a request from the Supreme Court for $16 million next year — and additional funding in the following two years — to address court backlogs, including trials. Brower, Archer, and Scott said there’s simple math involved. If more money is approved to hire new judges or use retired judges to address criminal cases, state attorneys and public defenders will need more attorneys to staff those courtrooms.Scott said public defenders would need an additional $12 million over three years to meet that demand.Archer said, “That would entail hiring additional staff, prosecutors and public defenders, in order to deal with that same backlog.”“If they’re going to talk about handling more cases at one time, our lawyers can only be in one place at one time,” Brower noted. “Everyone has cases piling up. Once the floodgates open up and things start moving, it’s going to feel like a lot more cases.”A particular concern for the CCCRCs, Brower said, is getting to death penalty cases since their offices have relatively few attorneys qualified to handle those trials.“With new death penalty cases in my region, we’re not going to be able to get to those for years,” she said.She also said her office will be foregoing a budget request to expand an initiative begun last year when the Legislature approved adding two social workers to her staff to help in cases where CCCRC attorneys represent low-income parents of children in dependency court.The social workers help speed up cases, including reunifications of families and Brower had hoped to hire more social worders next year, but “I understand where we’re at here.”Brower has slightly different budgeting challenges than Scott and Archer. Unlike them, she does not get county office, equipment, and other overhead support, which means a static budget has to accommodate things such as higher rent or other costs.For Archer and Scott, that means 96% or so of their state budget goes to salaries and benefits, so cuts mean fewer people.Necessary layoffs and leaving vacancies unfilled “become more devastating as we start back with the jury trials,” Archer said. “There’s going to be a floodgate of trials from this huge holdback of cases that have been sitting there.”“Cuts are real cuts for us, they’re people,” Scott said. “We’re an essential part of the criminal justice system…and we have to be able to function. We just hope we don’t get any cuts.” Feb 19, 2021 By Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Top Storieslast_img read more

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Pushed by wife, Pan surges to first win at Heritage

first_imgHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – C.T. Pan watched the Masters last week with his wife, and sometimes caddie, Yingchun Lin, thrilled by Tiger Woods’ stirring victory at Augusta National. His wife, Pan recalled, told him point blank, ”Hey, I’m not patient, so you better get me (to Augusta) as soon as possible.” Pan complied quickly, taking advantage of top-ranked Dustin Johnson’s back-nine meltdown Sunday to win the RBC Heritage for his first PGA Tour victory. Along with $1.242 million, the win opens a world of opportunities for the 27-year-old Taiwanese player: He’s exempt on tour through 2020-21, in line to make the Presidents Cup International team this year and will have an opportunity he’s dreamed about since taking up the game in the mid-1990s by playing at Augusta National. ”It’s a good problem to have,” Pan said. Pan shot a 4-under 67 to finish at 12-under 272, a stroke ahead of Matt Kuchar and two in front of Patrick Cantlay, Scott Piercy and Shane Lowry. Kuchar had a 67, Cantlay and Piercy had 69s and Lowry a 70. The top-ranked Johnson, the third-round leader in his home-state event, had a 77 to tie for 28th at 4 under. He played a five-hole stretch in 7 over, making bogeys on Nos. 11-13 and double bogeys on Nos. 14-15. Pan took the lead for good with a 9-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th. Pan headed to the practice range after the round to keep ready in case of a playoff, then raised his arms in triumph when told he’d won. ”It’s still really hard for me to believe,” he said. ”I’m processing. My phone has been vibrating the last 10 minutes. I’m so happy I finally got it done.” Pan won twice on the PGA Tour Canada in 2015 when he turned professional. He’s finished second twice in PGA Tour events, once at the Farmers Insurance Open in 2017 and last year at the Wyndham Championship. Full-field scores from the RBC Heritage RBC Heritage: Articles, photos and videos Johnson, the 20-time PGA Tour champ, carried a one-shot lead into the final round and the South Carolina native seemed a strong bet to add the Palmetto State’s only tour stop to his trophy case. But Johnson never found a rhythm early and lost all hope with his uncharacteristic drop off. He had a birdie on the fifth to stay on top but then his collapse started mildly with a bogey on the par-3 seventh hole. It took full flight on the back nine. Johnson’s frustrations were on full display on the par-4 13th when his approach went into the bunker, a foot or so from the wooden-board facing. He barely got it out, shook his head and tossed his wedge down against his bag. He flew his tee shot into the water on the par-3 14th to drop two more shots. Johnson added a second double bogey on the par-5 15th, a hole he had birdied the first three rounds. Johnson waved to the stands on the 18th when he closed with a birdie. Lowry, who had three bogeys over his final six holes Saturday to lose a lead he held much of the week, appeared to regain his earlier form with birdies on the second, fifth and sixth holes to take a two-shot lead. But a bogey on the straightforward, par-4 ninth – Lowry had birdied it two of the first three rounds – dropped him back. He stubbed a pair of chips on the 12th hole en route to a double bogey. Lowry scratched back within a shot of Pan with a birdie on the 14th, but could come no closer. He said he’ll take positives from the week. ”Look, after coming so close, it’s hard to describe what it’s like,” Lowry said ”But I’m sure I’ll get over it and move on to next week.” Kuchar, the 2014 winner at Harbour Town, put together a charge of five birdies to tie Pan at the top. But a bogey on the par-3 17th following a tee shot into the bunker ruined his chances of a second tartan jacket. ”It was so much fun,” Kuchar said. ”Getting in the mix on the back nine here on Sunday. That back nine, I was really, really enjoying myself.” Cantlay looked good for a second straight weekend – he went 64-68 his final two rounds at the Masters to tie for ninth – but his chip from just off the green on the 18th for a tying birdie did not come close and he settled for a final-round 69. ”I hit a lot of solid shots and (it) just wasn’t enough,” he said. Pan’s wife was key to his playing here this week. He had planned to attend a junior event in Houston he helped organize. But Yingchun Lin told him to get back to work and let her handle things down there. ”Just listen to your wife,” Pan said. ”And you will have a good life. She’s right, always.”last_img read more

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Investigation continuing into fire at former Model Bakery site

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook WhatsApp Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Previous articleNew measures to tackle illegal dumping announcedNext articleWater outage affecting Killybegs area News Highland An investigation is continuing into a fire at the former Model Bakery site in Letterkenny. The blaze broke out in a wooded area on the site, located in the heavily populated Oldtown area of the town.While emergency services were contacted, the fire was brought under control by a number of local people before they arrived on scene.Colm McDaid says the site is completely overgrown with dense forestry and has become an attraction for antisocial activity.He says coupled with the current dry spell, it poses a serious health and safety hazard to residents in the area:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/mcgintgfhgfhgfhgfy10am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Investigation continuing into fire at former Model Bakery site Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – April 22, 2020 last_img read more

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