Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, May 6, 2020

first_imgHome Deaths Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Deaths Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Pinterest TAGSDeaths in Laois Facebook Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Michael CullenKilteale, Stradbally, LaoisCullen, Kilteale, Stradbally. May 5th 2020 Peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family. Michael (Mick), dearly loved husband to Breda annd cherished father to Debbie and David. Adoring grandfather to Anna, Cillian, Dylan and Adam. Deeply regretted by his loving family, mother Kay Cullen, brothers, sisters, brothers, in law, sisters in law, son in law Kevin, daughter in law Julia, cousins, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Rest in PeaceGiven the exceptional climate and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew him, a private funeral, with immediate family only, will take place, at 12 noon on Thursday in SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise and will be streamed on the webcam. Burial afterwards in Kilteale cemetery.Declan DooceyAbbeyleix, Laois / Castletown, LaoisDeclan Doocey, Abbeyleix and formaly of Aughafan, Castletown, Portlaoise, Co Laois. Died May 5th 2020 following a tragic accident. Predeceased by his brothers Paddy, Sean and Billy sister Patricia (Allen). Deeply regretted by his loving family Helen, Mark, Paul, Conor, partner Grace, brothers, sisters, daughters in law, Doireann and Eadaoin, grandchildren Ella, Coel and Mia, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.May Declan Rest In Peace.In accordance with Government and HSE recommendations regarding public gatherings, a private funeral will take place for family only. A celebration of Declan’s life will be held at a later date.Micheál DorganViolet Hill, Dublin 11, Dublin / LaoisDorgan, Micheál, Violet Hill, Dublin 11, formerly Laois, 4th May 2020. Peacefully in the Mater Hospital. Predeceased by his parents Catherine and Seán, sister Sheila and brother Liam. Micheál devoted and loving husband of Mary, wise and kind father of Noel, Jennifer, Colette, Deirdre, Tracy, Suzanne and Enda. Proud and loving grandfather of Jennifer, Garry, Christopher, Alan, Olly, Ava, Ben and Lucy. Sadly missed by his brothers Dermot and Noel,sons-in-law Vincent, Shay and Mark, daughters-in-law Janet and Githa, sisters-in-law Brigid, Nora and Mary, brother-in-law Denis, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.May he rest in peaceWhile we would love to have everyone with us at this sad time, in accordance with government restrictions a private funeral will take place. Micheál’s mass can be viewed on http://ballygallparish.ie/index.php/myballygalltv/Eileen Abbott (née Hogan)Main Street, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois/Coolderry, OffalyEileen Abbott (née Hogan) Main Street, Borris-in Ossary, Co Laois and formerly The Heath, Coolderry, Co.Offaly, died May 4th in the care of the Staff at The Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Eileen, beloved wife of the late William (Bill). Deeply regretted by her daughters Helen, Connie and her partner Mark, Patricia and her husband Conrad, sons Tony and his wife Teresa, William and his wife Katsy, Declan, Brendan and his wife Louise, sister Essie (Holohan) brothers Kieran and Frank, sisters-in-law Margaret, Terry and Kathleen, her sixteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, nieces nephews, neighbours, relatives and her many friends.Due to Gov.advise re COVID 19 Eileen’s funeral will be for her immediate family only. Her family will arrange a memorial Mass as soon as the pandemic has cleared.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Previous articleCoronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Tuesday, May 5, 2020Next articleLaois Hurling Memory: Limerick on the ropes – one that got away in 2009 LaoisToday Reporter News Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 6th May 2020 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic WhatsApp Electric Picnic last_img read more

Gardai issue fines after group travel more than ‘100km to visit Rock of Dunamase’

first_img Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival By Alan Hartnett – 24th February 2021 Twitter Facebook Council Pinterest Gardai issue fines after group travel more than ‘100km to visit Rock of Dunamase’ Twitter Previous article45 players nominated for LaoisToday senior club hurling team of the yearNext articlePotential for ‘2,500 Laois vacant homes’ to be refurbished for families as just one completed in five years 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. Home News Crime Gardai issue fines after group travel more than ‘100km to visit Rock… NewsCrime WhatsApp Facebook Gardai in Laois issued fines to a group of people who travelled more than 100km to visit the Rock of Dunamase.Portlaoise Gardai encountered the group yesterday afternoon.They had come to the area to visit the ‘shops and sites’ and were clearly in violation of Covid-19 guidelines.Gardai said: “Portlaoise Gardaí out and about patrolling found a group that had travelled to the Rock of Dunamaise.“They lived approximately 100km away. They had decided to visit shops and sites.“We love tourists but not at the current time. Fixed charge notices issued.”Meanwhile, on Monday in Clonaslee, Gardai detected a motorist driving at almost twice the permitted speed limit.They said: “Laois Roads Policing Unit on patrol in Clonaslee  stopped a vehicle travelling at 92kph in the 50kph zone.“The driver gave a false name to Gardaí when stopped but was subsequently identified and discovered to be disqualified from driving through the Garda Mobility App.“The driver was arrested and has been Charged to appear before Portlaoise District Court.”SEE ALSO – Former Local Election candidate selected to serve on County Council committee WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic TAGSGardaiRock of Dunamase Pinterest Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 monthslast_img read more

TSX inches higher

first_img Canada’s main stock index inched higher for a second straight day on gains by clothing retailer Aritzia and a deal to end a GM strike in the U.S. helping Canadian auto parts companies.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 8.79 points at 16,427.18. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 22.82 points at 27,001.98. The S&P 500 index was down 5.99 points at 2,989.69, while the Nasdaq composite was down 24.52 points at 8,124.18.The Canadian dollar traded for an average of US75.75¢ compared with an average of US75.69¢ on Tuesday.The November crude contract was up US55¢ at US$53.36 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was down US3.6¢ at US$2.30 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up US$10.50 at US$1,494.00 an ounce and the December copper contract was down US2.45¢ at US$2.59 a pound. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Downtown office buildings Toronto elovkoff/123RF Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Keywords Marketwatch S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Share this article and your comments with peers on social media TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Related news Canadian Press last_img read more

Canada’s farm incomes on track for a record year

first_imgCanada’s farm incomes on track for a record year From: Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaAgriculture continues to be a strong driver of Canada’s economy, with our farmers playing a key role in ensuring Canadians have access to affordable, high-quality food. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has completed an analysis of farm income for 2020 and 2021, and the results show that Canadian farm income and the value of farms is expected to be at an all time high. This puts many farmers and farm families on a stronger footing and positioned to contribute to Canada’s economic recovery.Agriculture continues to be a strong driver of Canada’s economy, with our farmers playing a key role in ensuring Canadians have access to affordable, high-quality food. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has completed an analysis of farm income for 2020 and 2021, and the results show that Canadian farm income and the value of farms is expected to be at an all-time high. This puts many farmers and farm families on a stronger footing and positioned to contribute to Canada’s economic recovery.Today the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, shared the results of the analysis while speaking at the annual meeting of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.The agriculture sector is expected to see significant growth in key financial areas for 2020 and 2021. In spite of recent challenges, notably COVID-19’s impacts on the food supply chain, the growth in farm income shows that the sector is weathering these disruptions well and adjusting farming decisions accordingly.Net cash income (NCI) is forecast to have grown by 21.8 per cent in 2020, from $13.5 billion in 2019 to $16.5 billion in 2020. In addition, farm-level income is also forecast to have increased in 2020, with average net operating income (NOI) per farm increasing by 25.4 per cent, from just under $76,000 in 2019 to approximately $95,000 in 2020. Average farm family income is forecast to have increased by 8.6 per cent to just over $194,000 in 2020, driven by increases in NOI from farming.The grains sector had a very strong year, contributing to an 11.9 per cent increase in overall crop receipts. However, disruptions to the workforce, shifting international trade patterns, and fluctuating commodity prices have caused challenges, including for some parts of the crop sector, such as horticulture. Livestock receipts were forecast to have declined 1.9 per cent, largely due to negative impacts of COVID-19 on the red meats sector.Looking ahead to 2021, there continues to be uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. However, based on the expectation that the current situation continues to return to normal market conditions, NCI is forecast to further grow in 2021 by 6.8 per cent to $17.6 billion. Average farm-level NOI is forecast to increase 8.5 per cent to approximately $103,000 per farm, and average farm family income is forecast to grow 7.2 per cent to just under $208,000. Net worth is forecast to reach $3.5 million per farm, up 2.9 per cent from 2020 levels.Building on this income forecast, the sector also had a strong export showing in 2020, reaching nearly $74 billion up from $67 billion in 2019. This brings the government close to achieving its target of $75 billion in agri-food and seafood exports by 2025. The sector has shown resilience in posting a record performance for agriculture and agri-food exports, despite COVID-19 and its challenges. The agricultural sector is an engine of growth, helping to restart the Canadian economy.Quotes“Despite all the challenges they have faced because of COVID-19, the men and women in the agriculture sector have stepped up to keep our grocery store shelves stocked. Today’s farm income forecast and our strong export performance last year are welcome signs that Canadian farmers are finding success during these unprecedented times.”– The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-FoodQuick factsThe Farm Income Forecast is a regular analysis that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada undertakes in consultation with the provincial governments and Statistics Canada. The forecast provides important insights into the short-term outlook for primary agriculture in Canada.Farm Cash Receipts for all principal field crops are forecast to have reached $28.3 billion in 2020, up 17 per cent from 2019 levels.Overall crop receipts are forecast to have increased by 12 per cent in 2020, offsetting a 2 per cent decline in livestock receipts.Farm Cash Receipts for pulses and special crops are forecast to have reached $3.6 billion in 2020.The Government of Canada has made significant investments and taken important action to support the agriculture and agri-food sector, prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and address outbreaks on farms when they do occur. /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:Agriculture, building, Canada, covid-19, Economy, Farming, Government, horticulture, International trade, livestock, Minister, resilience, seafood, statistics, supply chain, workforcelast_img read more

New pathways to employment welcome

first_imgNew pathways to employment welcome Business Council of AustraliaThe Business Council welcomes the Morrison Government’s move to boost apprenticeships and prepare Australians for the opportunities of the future, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.“New funding for apprenticeships and trainees will be crucial to help displaced workers re-train and re-skill quickly for new industries and opportunities.“Today’s investment will give thousands of Australians a pathway to employment, and the chance to get paid while they learn new lifelong skills.“This will also help give businesses certainty that they can get the skills they need, when they need them, so they can bring forward new investment and deliver big, job creating projects.“Global boards are making decisions today about where to invest, knowing Australia has a pipeline of skilled workers will help make us a more attractive place to do business.“As we recover from the pandemic, creating new jobs and preparing Australians for the future must be our top priorities.” /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:Australia, business, Business Council of Australia, council, employment, future, Government, Investment, jobs, Morrison, Morrison Government, pandemic, pipelinelast_img read more

Ashurst advises EnergyAustralia on development of Tallawarra B Power Station in NSW

first_imgAshurst advises EnergyAustralia on development of Tallawarra B Power Station in NSW Global law firm Ashurst is advising EnergyAustralia on the development and operational arrangements for the Tallawarra B Power Station including the property arrangements, planning approval requirements, EPC contracting and funding from the NSW Government.Global law firm Ashurst is advising EnergyAustralia on the development and operational arrangements for the Tallawarra B Power Station including the property arrangements, planning approval requirements, EPC contracting and funding from the NSW Government.Tallawarra B will be located adjacent to the existing Tallawarra Power Station on in the Illawarra region. It will be an open-cycle power station with a capacity of over 300MW, and will be capable of using a blend of green hydrogen and natural gas. The plant’s direct carbon emissions will be fully offset over the course of its operational life.The Tallawarra B Power Station will provide new dispatchable capacity and essential system services into the National Electricity Market, helping to ensure that the lights will remain on for customers and paving the way for additional cleaner energy sources to enter the system. The power station will also be a major consumer of green hydrogen and will support the establishment of a hydrogen industry in New South Wales.Partner Grant Rowlands commented:“It has been wonderful to have had the opportunity to support EnergyAustralia through the planning for, and procurement, of the Tallawarra B Power Station project, working closely with the EnergyAustralia team to develop and finalise EPC and long term maintenance services arrangements with Clough and GE that will facilitate bringing this important new generation capacity into the system.”Partner Dan Brown commented:“We are delighted to have advised EnergyAustralia on funding arrangements for the Tallawarra B Power Station. Supporting new net-zero emissions dispatchable capacity and the development of green hydrogen offset capabilities is critical to ensuring the grid continues to deliver reliable electricity supply during the energy transition.”The Ashurst team was led by partners Dan Brown and Grant Rowlands, assisted by partner Paul Newman (Energy), Diane Skapinker (Property), Tony Hill (Planning and Environment), Kylie Lane (Corporate), Justin Jones (Competition) and Ian Kellock (Tax) with assistance from senior associates Adam Fyfe, Tristan Shepard and James Sainty and lawyer Dale Gill. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. 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:Ashurst, carbon, carbon emissions, electricity, energy, Government, hydrogen, Illawarra, industry, market, natural gas, New South Wales, Newman, NSW, power station, project, propertylast_img read more

2022 Lexus NX images leaked, showing off smooth lines and big screen

first_img ‹ Previous Next › COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS advertisement Images leaked late February of the 2022 Lexus NX show off a slightly redesigned body and a new interior.The photos were originally posted to ClubLexus.com, and show the upcoming crossover in full view. The body has been made slightly softer than the previous generation, but there are still plenty of trademark creases.As for the powertrain, not too many details have been released. Previous reports have suggested the NX could move to Toyota’s global luxury platform, which means it will have support for a plug-in hybrid system, and also a full suite of the latest driver assistance technologies. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos Trending in Canada The interior has been radically redesigned with a large central touchscreen, encompassed by a driver-focused dashboard and a fully digital instrument cluster. The centre console has also been heavily revised, and now resembles that of the Toyota Mirai. The 2022 Lexus NX is expected to debut in the next few weeks, when we’ll get full details about its platform and powertrain. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2ClubLexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2ClubLexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2ClubLexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2ClubLexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2ClubLexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2ClubLexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2ClubLexus See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSLexusSedanLuxuryLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca last_img read more

California to require more transparency from charter schools

first_imgHomeFeaturedCalifornia to require more transparency from charter schools Mar. 01, 2019 at 4:33 amFeaturedNewsCalifornia to require more transparency from charter schoolsAssociated Press2 years agoapNewsNewsom. Photo courtesy Wikipedia. KATHLEEN RONAYNEAssociated PressCalifornia’s 1,300 charter schools will soon face stricter transparency requirements under legislation pushed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.State lawmakers sent Newsom, a Democrat, the bill Thursday, on the sixth day of a teachers strike in Oakland, the second major teachers strike for California this year.California law has until now been unclear on whether charter schools must hold public meetings, respond to public records requests and adopt conflict-of-interest policies. Teachers unions have demanded more transparency and argued charter schools drain money that should go to traditional public schools.“More transparency and higher ethical standards for charters is certainly needed, but the charter schools transparency bill doesn’t go far enough,” said Ismael Armendariz, 1st vice president of the Oakland Education Association, in a statement.Charter schools groups are split on the measure. The California Charter Schools Association doesn’t have a formal position, while the Charter School Development Center said the bill sets onerous restrictions designed to “cripple” the state’s charter schools.California passed its charter school law in 1992, calling public charter schools a way to increase student opportunity, promote innovative teaching methods and provide “vigorous competition” for public schools. Beyond California, a debate has raged nationally over whether charter schools enhance student opportunities or diminish the overall quality of public schools.Beyond holding open meetings, the bill would require charter schools to adopt conflict-of-interest policies aimed at preventing board members from profiting. It says teachers can still serve on charter school boards, as many do, but may not vote on anything that would directly affect their employment.Carlos Marquez, senior vice president of the California Charter Schools Association, told The Sacramento Bee that many charter schools already open their meetings and that he hoped the law would end “falsehoods” that people who run charters are “looking to line their pockets.”He praised Newsom for finding compromise.But the Charter School Development Center, another charter lobbying group, said the bill sets onerous restrictions that in some cases go beyond what’s required of public schools. The conflict of interest requirements in particular may be difficult for charter schools to navigate, the group said on its website. A representative from the group did not immediately respond to a phone message seeking comment.Whether or not charter schools are subject the same transparency laws as public schools is a yearslong debate. Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued an opinion saying they were in December — seven years after Lassen County’s district attorney requested a ruling on the matter. Robert Burns, a former district attorney, didn’t immediately respond to a phone message seeking comment about what prompted the question.Newsom’s spokesman, Nathan Click, said the governor plans to sign the law. Similar efforts in the past died in the Legislature or were vetoed by former Gov. Jerry Brown.“The governor took a leadership role in helping get this bill to the finish line,” Click said in an email. “He is pleased that this effort has received support from a broad coalition of teachers, parents, charter school supporters and open government advocates.”Democratic State Sen. Connie Leyva, the bill’s author, said it will provide communities and parents “fair and open access to participate in the decisions and collective missions of their charter schools.”Tags :apNewsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentAssemblymember Richard Bloom Selects Kathy Griffin as “Woman of the Year”Laughing MattersYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agolast_img read more

Mobile Mix: Viva Las Living Room

first_img Previous ArticleSoftBank, Hughes Network Systems fuel OneWeb aimNext ArticleFCC chief Pai urges spectrum policy overhaul Related contentRelated contentShare VideoShare Video AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore4 15 JAN 2021 UnavailableLanguageLanguageSettingsHDSettingsFullscreenFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDone HomeFeatured Content Mobile Mix: Viva Las Living Room UnavailableUnavailable Play Video Playing onSubtitlesLanguageSettingsQualityAutomatic Automatic HDSpeedNormalQualityAutomaticSpeed0.250.5Normal1.251.52Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%PlayPlayMuteMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00LiveRemaining Time -0:00 Watch in VRWatch in VRdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionsSubtitlesSubtitlesUnavailable Powered by THEOplayer 2021.1.3Close Related ContentClose ShareDespite his best efforts, Justin is not in Las Vegas. And he didn’t even get to watch this year’s CES from home. Diana took the reins, bringing us the action from a very different consumer electronics extravaganza. Samsung decided to host its own party, holding a separate virtual unveiling for its latest Galaxy S range, which Kavit attended. Michael rounds up the rest of the news. Subscribe to our daily newsletterlast_img read more

Day 1 sees stars saved by the pool

first_imgAUSTIN, Texas – Call it black Wednesday, but then the one-and-done aspect of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play was dulled three years ago with the introduction of round-robin play that assures every player at least three matches in pool play. Otherwise Wednesday at Austin Country Club would go down as one of the championship’s darkest hours for the top of the dance card. In order, world No. 1 and defending champion Dustin Johnson dropped his Day 1 match, 3 and 1, to world No. 56 Bernd Wiesberger; last week’s winner Rory McIlroy lost to PGA Tour rookie Peter Uihlein, 2 and 1, and Phil Mickelson, the winner of the last WGC in Mexico, dropped a 3-and-2 decision to Charles Howell III. All told, 11 lower-seeded players pulled off “upsets” on Wednesday, although it’s widely held that the Match Play is more prone to these types of underdog performances than the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. But if it wasn’t March Madness, it was at the least March Mayhem, particularly for those who shuffled around Austin Country Club in a state of mild confusion. Although there were plenty of matches that went according to plan – with top-seeded players Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama and Sergio Garcia all winning – it was still a tough day for chalk with three of the top 10 players in the world ranking either losing or halving (world No. 3 Jon Rahm halved his duel with Keegan Bradley) their matches. At least McIlroy made things interesting after finding himself 5 down through 13 holes. The Northern Irishman played his last six holes in 5 under par to push the match to the 17th hole, but Uihlein closed out the bout with a par. “If he birdies seven straight on you, hats off to him. It is what it is,” Uihlein said of McIlroy’s late surge. “I felt like if I just kind of kept giving myself a chance, I didn’t want to give him any holes. He made me earn it, so hats off to it.” WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Full bracket | Scoring | Group standings WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Articles, photos and videos Johnson couldn’t say the same thing. After not trailing in any match on his way to victory at last year’s Match Play, Johnson hit a ball in the water, two out of bounds (on the same hole, no less) and began to fade when he made a double bogey-5 at the 11th hole. Although scoring is always skewed at the Match Play because of conceded putts, Johnson was listed at 9 over through 17 holes before his day came to a merciful end. “We both didn’t have a great day. I think we only made three birdies between us, which is not a lot out here,” Wiesberger said. “Obviously it wasn’t his best day. It wasn’t the best of my days. I think we both have to do a little bit of work this afternoon.” Although not as scrappy as Johnson’s round, Mickelson has also seen better days. Lefty made just a single birdie and played 17 holes in even par to lose just his second match in pool play. But then this event hasn’t exactly been kind to Lefty, who has advanced to the weekend just twice in 13 starts. “I was fortunate today, obviously, to get past him,” said Howell, who is the second-lowest seeded player to advance out of pool play when he did it in 2017 as the 61st player in the field. “But with this pod play the way it goes now, you never know. You’ve got to keep playing good. Last WGC we had, he won. So he’s never out of it.” That will be the solace those high-profile players who find themselves on the wrong side of the round-robin ledger now cling to. There is a path back. Since pool play began, just four players have lost their Day 1 matches and went on to win their group. One of those players is Johnson, who lost to Robert Streb on Wednesday in 2016 but still advanced to the quarterfinals. But if that helps ease the sting for those who now embrace the Match Play mulligan, it did little to quiet the crowds on what turned out to be a wild Wednesday.last_img read more