Over 130 golfers from all over the country participated in a charity golf competition organized by the Lions Club Pattaya and held at the beautiful Siam Country Club on Monday, August 20. Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh was in attendance at the end of the day’s play to present trophies to the champion golfers. The large field of players was split into several categories including female and senior flights.The best score of the day came in at nine-under par from Suphasith Kaesorn who returned a fabulous net 63 to take the honors and receive the HRH Princess Sirindhorn’s Cup. Runner-up on the day was Ratchapol Thummapiyachai with a fine 5-under par total.Following the competition, a party was held that included the auctioning of paintings by two famous Thai artists, Naris Phetcharat, former governor of 310 C Region, and Jaran Kanokkanchana, former president of Region 7. The money raised by the auction, together with the tournament entrance fees, meant that a grand total of over 500,000 baht was collected for worthy causes.Burin Chanrakkankha, Club President of the Lions Club Pattaya, paid tribute to all who had given their time and money to make the event such a success and hoped that all would return for the 22nd edition of the tournament next year. Burin Chanrakkankha, centre, stands with the tournament winners as they parade their trophies.Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh, right, receives a plaque of gratitude for his continued help in supporting this charity tournament.A par putt drops on the 10th hole at Siam Country Club Old Course.Runner-up Ratchapol Thummapiyachai sinks another birdie putt. The purpose of the tournament was to raise funds for disadvantaged children and other charitable activities carried out by the club. These include setting up scholarships for poor schoolchildren and providing sponsorship for the Thai Enclycopedia at Chonburi learning establishment. Funds will also go to help victims of natural disasters who for whatever reason are unable to receive aid from the government.Burin Chanrakkankha, Club President Lions Club Pattaya, left, and Sithichai Sirisuthiworanant, President of the Sattaya Golf Association, pose for a photo with golfers and the prize motorcycle for a hole in one on the 4th hole.
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Darlon Nordick narrowed the gap to 3-2 before the period ended.In the third Alex Meeker scored the winner, unassisted, as Nelson continued to win the close games after losing five games in November by two goals or less.Austin Pultz and Levi Lambert also scored for Golden.Devin Allen stopped 19 of 22 shots to register the win in goal for the Leafs.Nelson defeated Golden 4-0 in the only other meeting between the to teams this season.The Leafs, improving to 14-14-0-0-2 for 30 points, failed to gain any ground in the Murdoch standings as division-leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks, second-place Castlegar Rebels and third-place Grand Forks Border Bruins all won games Saturday.Beaver Valley stopped Creston 5-1, the Rebels scored four times in the third to outlast Fernie Ghostriders 7-5 and Grand Forks edged Spokane Braves 3-1.Nelson takes to the road Friday to face the Braves in Spokane before travelling over the Kootenay Pass to meet the Kimberley Dynamiters Saturday.The weekend games are the last before KIJHL teams break for the Christmas season.Nelson returns from the holiday break to face Grand Forks December 30 in the Boundary City.Next home game is the traditional New Year’s Eve clash between the Leafs and Beaver Valley.Puck drop is 2 p.m. Bet you can’t guess which is the hottest team right now in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League?Defending KIJHL Champion 100 Mile House Wranglers?Wrong.Current KIJHL leaders, Osoyoos Coyotes or league powers Creston Valley Thunder Cats, Kimberley Dynamiters or Beaver Valley Nitehawks?Wrong again.The Nelson Leafs won for the fifth straight time Saturday night at the NDCC Arena, edging the Golden Rockets 4-3 to remain unbeaten in December.Nelson fired 40 shots at the Rockets net, scoring just enough goals to get past the Eddie Mountain Division squad.Leaf game star Dale Howell, Mason Mullaney and Logan Wullum gave Nelson a 3-1 advantage early in the second period.
Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/Tommy+Carberry+Tribute.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume..print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Last night on Over the Line, Ollie Turner spoke to Bobby Burke, the owner of 1999 Aintree Grand National winner Bobbyjo about the late, great Tommy Carberry who died earlier this week. Carberry trained Bobbyjo to that famous win, with his son Paul on board, adding yet another chapter to an extraordinary career that also included winning the Grand National as a jockey on board L’Escargot in 1975. Ollie began the tribute by reliving Tommy’s success on L’Escargot in the 1971 Cheltenham Gold Cup…
It’s not the best-case scenario facing the Nelson Leafs, but the Green and White are embracing another shot at the defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Champions.Nelson, 18-6-1-1, first in the Murdoch Division, takes a depleted lineup into the Bavarian City to face the Eddie Mountain leading Kimberley Dynamiters as the Junior B Hockey League gears up for another weekend of competition. Nelson is missing no less than six players heading into Friday’s tilts against the Nitros in a showdown between the top two teams in the Kootenay Conference.Missing from the lineup is the top netminder in the KIJHL, Caiden Krietz, defencemen Kalem Hanlon and Alek Erichuk and forwards Brady Miller and Scott Lancaster.Goalie Hunter Young is missing his second game of a two-game suspension picked up in Spokane last week. The result of Young suspension, and Kreitz still on the shelf, forced Nelson to once again call on the services of Kootenay Ice affiliate Tenzin Mint between the pipes against the Nitros.Mint was solid in his last outing with Nelson, posting a 5-0 shutout of Castlegar Rebels. Looking on the bright side, Nelson sees the return of high-scoring forward Scott Campbell, Mitch Lavoie from suspension as well fans get a look at newly-acquired 5’10”, 175-pound forward Cole Wyatt. Wyatt comes to Nelson from West Kelowna Warriors of the BC Hockey League. The Alberta native played 11 games for West Kelowna this season.“(Cole) is a solid offensive threat and a great two-way player,” Leaf GM Lance Morey told the media this week.Morey said Wyatt will be with the Leafs for the remainder of the season.Nelson needs more offence after the departure of Ryan Piva last month to the Alberta Junior Hockey League. In 17 games with Nelson, Piva registered 32 points including 14 goals.Rockies pay visit to Heritage CitySaturday, Nelson is back at home to host Columbia Valley Rockies of the Eddie Mountain Division at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Nelson will be looking to avenge a loss earlier this season to the Rockies in Invermere.Former Leaf Ben Kelsch stole the show, stopping 39 of 41 shots to edge his former mates 4-2. Nelson peppered Kelsch with 26 shots in the third period.Leafs former goalie is also returning the NDCC Arena after being traded to Columbia Valley last week.
1 Manchester City were left sweating on a possible injury to captain Vincent Kompany after he went off late in his comeback game against Swansea.Kompany, who had not played since damaging his thigh in a Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid on May 4 and has experienced an injury-hit City career, departed during the dying seconds of the EFL Cup tie.Goals from Gael Clichy and Aleix Garcia ultimately sealed the deal for City but substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson pulled one back for Swansea in injury time, after which Kompany departed down the players’ tunnel as the home side pushed in vain for an equaliser via a last-gasp corner.City manager Pep Guardiola said: “The doctors are speaking with him and seeing what’s up.“Hopefully, it will not be a big problem. We’re going to wait for the results from the doctors.”Asked if he had spoken with Kompany, Guardiola added: “No, not yet.“(His performance) was good. It’s not easy after a long, long time without playing. Defensively, he was so strong – he played really good.“Once they scored the goal, after I said: ‘What happened?’ They said that Vincent had gone to the locker room. Hopefully, it will not be a big problem. We will have to wait.“If he’s injured, he’s injured. He cannot stay on the pitch.”City recorded their ninth successive win under Guardiola, seeing off Swansea 2-1 despite starting with a team that showed nine changes following last weekend’s 4-0 win against Bournemouth.Swansea, who have now gone four league and cup games without a victory, had their moments in an entertaining encounter but the visitors had an extra touch of class about them.They were also helped by second-half substitute Kevin De Bruyne’s introduction as they moved into the last 16 three days before facing Swansea again, when Premier League points will be at stake.“(Garcia) played good, and I want to congratulate the young players tonight. They played good,” Guardiola said.“Fernando made an amazing effort, because he had been injured for the last two weeks. He played a fantastic game.”Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin, meanwhile, praised his players after they delivered a vastly improved display following last Sunday’s tame 1-0 defeat against Southampton.“I am disappointed because I think we deserved another result,” he said.“We deserved to draw and take it to extra time. The game was well-balanced and the performance of my team was good.“It is not a good moment for us. Little things are going against us, we are missing chances.“Manchester City are a very good team, even though they changed their players around. But I am optimistic, as I saw my team play a good game.”Asked whether he was feeling any pressure after the Swans’ recent run of results, he added: “It has not affected me.“This is my job. With my experience, I know football is like this. it does not bring any added pressure for me. I have to work with my players, my staff and to pick up better results.”
Related Posts curt hopkins Tags:#E-Books#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The definitive dictionary of the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, may well never see the light of day again, only the light of a monitor. Nigel Portwood, chief executive of Oxford University Press, which publishes the OED, told the London Sunday Times that dictionaries sales have been falling off at a rate greater than 10% a year for the last few years. So the next edition may be online only. Such a move might be financially reasonable. After all, the current online edition gets two million hits monthly at $400 per user, and more people are favoring compact, universally-retrievable sources of information. But is finance all we should consider? Over at GigaOm, Matthew Ingram asks if we should care. His response, if I’m reading him right, is yes. I yearned for an opportunity to disagree, dramatically, just pro forma. But I can’t. I’ll go into a bit more detail on why a “hardcopy” of the dictionary (I favor the neo-logism, “book”) is still desirable. The idea of small, lightweight, online, retrievable sources of reference materials is fantastic. I use Dictionary.com more than I use my Websters. (Though Websters gets money either way.) So why not the OED? After all, the twenty-volume mega-book is, at almost $1,600 hellishly expensive and, if you’re sub-Ferrigno, immovable. Because while some books are repositories of information, others are experiences. Although the OED is not a narrative, not scripture, not poetry, it is, nonetheless, transportive. The idea of flipping from one entry to another, following a line of inquiry (especially etymological inquiry) from one page to another, even one volume to another, is a sensual experience. I don’t mean it’s sexy (it is), but rather that it’s an experience that encompasses sight, sound and touch and even hearing (the rustle of pages, the thump of the volume hitting the desk) to create the context for comprehension. I agree with Matthew that it doesn’t need to be a commercial production, with loads of books run out and sent by plane and truck to book stores. It may become something of a bespoke tradition – created at user request. Although the Oxford University Press said it hadn’t made a hard-and-fast decision as to whether they’d print again (the next edition probably won’t be ready for a decade), they should make a hard-and-fast decision never to stop printing, even if they have to change the way they print. If scifi has been in some way a guide to our future, let’s remember that Picard read manifests on a PADD but Shakespeare in a book; and further, each new technology does not push all previous technologies out. Nor should it. So come on, Nigel. Make a commitment. Give us that sweet must of a real book when we need the experience of language, not just the data. What do you think? Does the Book matter, or is it only a vehicle for the experience of reading? For more discussion of the online reading experience, read Richard MacManus’s posts where he examines the pros and cons; and mine, where I ask whether e-books are the new paperbacks.
Chances are, you already use the cloud in some area of your life. Whether it’s storing photos from your phone or listening to streaming music, cloud has quickly become essential to modern life. Yet many small businesses are still using antiquated processes to store and share their files. As digital data grows, those systems are no longer adequate.Benefits of cloud migration can be significant, including lower office expenses and increased efficiency, but there’s a lot of confusion around getting started. Check out the info below to build a strong foundation for your small business cloud.What Is Cloud Storage?The cloud is a network of servers that handles data remotely. A cloud network can store data — like all those images we upload to Facebook — or serve up applications for streaming services like Spotify.The most immediate benefit of using the cloud is easy access. Salesforce sums it up nicely: “Where in the past, people would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building, cloud computing allows people to access the same kinds of applications through the internet.”How Can the Cloud Help Small Business?Storing data in the cloud gives small business employees the ability to work from anywhere. You might be giving a PowerPoint presentation to a potential client downtown while an analyst compiles a weekly report from home and someone in the office enters data. Whatever the scenario, you’re all accessing the same data in real time. The cloud boosts efficiency by keeping all your files in the same place and accessible from anywhere.Not only is that data readily available, but working in the cloud also reduces the need for expensive IT hardware and on-site software. Employees just need a computer to access a variety of services such as video conferencing, mobile and internet convergence, data sharing, integrated messaging, and software that was previously only available with the purchase of a license. Cloud-based software is also constantly updated, so you’re always using the latest version.Another significant benefit of moving small business services to the cloud is the ability to scale. When you need more processing power or data storage, it’s easy to expand without changing hardware — and without the unproductive downtime that usually comes with an IT upgrade.Cloud Options and Where to StartCloud computing has reached a level of maturity that makes it accessible to small business, but the host of options can be overwhelming. Start by researching some of the best cloud services for small businesses. Most fall into categories, so you can choose based on your needs:Communications and commerce-based toolsSecurity and network monitoringFinancial toolsIt’s important to vet cloud service providers before adopting one, just as you would any other service provider. Consider a few key elements when looking for an online storage provider, including proven infrastructure and an active, established user base.When assessing a provider, take a look at the company’s security measures as well. Many small business owners report being concerned about the security of remotely accessed cloud-based systems. However, broad scrutiny, higher standards, and ongoing audits result in a more secure cloud overall. Small businesses can do their part to maintain data security by ensuring tight permissions, and by identifying risks in the office.You can find more tips on cloud adoption — as well as resources specific to small business — by visiting our Small Business Hub. And to join the conversation, be sure to follow @IntelSmallBiz on Twitter.
An Australian Women’s Invitational Beach Footy Team will take on the best the National Rugby League (NRL) has to offer in the Inaugural Harvey Norman Beach Footy challenge at Sydney’s Maroubra Beach this weekend 16-17 December 2006.The 8 member Australian Women’s Invitational Team will consist of talented National Youth Squad members and two-time Australian Women’s Open World Cup winner Giselle Martin (Tirado) as captain for the two day event.The Young Guns of Australian Women’s Touch will be battling it out for their share of $100,000 in prizemoney for the charity of their choice.The weekend promises to be a memorable occasion with fashion parades, live musical performances, and non-stop high quality Beach Footy action and entertainment for participants and spectators alike.The event is already gathering mass media exposure with broadcast event partners Nova 96.9 FM, Channel Nine, and News Limited publications such as The Daily Telegraph and the Courier Mail widely advertising the Inaugural tournament and a number of media events occuring to consolidate the tournament’s exposure.Members of the Australian Invitational Beach Footy Team and Australia’s 2007 Women’s Open World Cup Team will attend a photo opportunity Thursday at Maroubra Beach as part of a four page feature on the tournament appearing in the Daily Telegraph Newspaper on Friday 15 December 2006.The Harvey Norman Beach Footy Series will be recorded by Channel Nine and shown in the lead-up to the 2007 NRL Premiership around February and March.The Australian Women’s Invitational Beach Footy team will compete in a six team round robin format over two days. Games will be 15 minutes duration, comprising 2 x 5 minute halves and a 5 minute half-time break.The Women’s team will face off on the sand against four NRL based teams – Maroons, Blues, Young Guns, and Kiwis, as well as a Celebrity team.The Maroons team will feature 2006 “Golden Boot” award winner and Kangaroo Captain Darren Lockyer, and fellow Broncos Brent Tate, the Berrigan brothers Shaun and Barry. and Melbourne Storm’s Cameron Smith.The Blues will be led by Dragons superstar Mark Gasnier and will feature players such as Matt Cooper, Luke O’Donnell, Willie Mason, and Blues luminaries Brad Fittler and Ryan Girdler. The Young Guns will be captained by Billy Slater, and will have rising stars Travis Burns, Trent Cutler, and Brett Morris amongst their ranks.The Kiwis are sure to bring plenty flair and footwork to the contest with All Black Rugby legends Jerry Collins and Nonu Ma’a leading the way with Nigel Vaagana, and Dave FA’ Alogo, and Tyran Smith set to make their mark.The Celebrity team will be spearheaded by Gordon Tallis, with Lachlan Murdoch, Davis Cup Tennis Captain Wally Masur, newly crowned seven time World champion surfer Layne Beachley, and golfer Peter Lonard gearing up for the tournament challenge.Boxers Kostya Tszyu and Anthony Mundine, Wallaby Lote Tuquiri, AFL star Nick Reiwoldt and arguably the world’s best Rugby League player of the modern era, Andrew “Joey” Johns are also set to take to the sand. The Women’s Beach Footy team features this country’s brightest up and coming female Touch Football talent.The team is: SKWARKO, Amanda HAMMETT, Belinda 2 6 HULBERT, Alyce 4 1 7 5 COOPER, Dearne DOBBINS, Ash BECK, Nicole 8 MARTIN, Giselle (Captain) HOPKIN, Emily 3 The Women’s team will be captained by Giselle Martin (nee Tirado), former Australian Women’s Open dual World Cup winner in 1995 and 1999, and the sport’s pin-up girl of the 1990’s. Still super fit and full of running, ‘Giz’ will provide fantastic leadership, experience, and inspiration to a combination big on potential, skill level, and ability in both attack and defence all over the park.All players are current Youth World Cup representatives, and have been identified as suitable candidates for the National 20 Years Youth Squad preparing for the 2009 FIT Youth World Cup.The players have been selected for their athleticism, skill level, fitness, vision, and team skills, and are regarded as amongst the hottest playing property on the Australian Touch Football scene today.Nicole Beck at 18, is a current member of the National Women’s Open training squad, and made her debut for the New South Wales Women’s Open State of Origin team in 2006.The team also contains 2005 Youth World Cup championship winning 18 Years Mixed representative Belinda Hammett, and 2005 Youth World Cup Player of the Series in the 18 Years Girls division, Emily Hopkin.Beck, Ash Dobbins, and Amanda Skwarko, “The Three Muskateers” from the Southern Suns franchise, bring a wonderful understanding and accord to the mix of players, whilst Alyce “The Rat’ Hulbert and Belinda “Bindoss” Hammett, teammates at club, regional, State and National squad level, bring a similar level of balance and combination to the side.Games will commence at 10.00 am and go through until 4.30pm Saturday 16 December.Round games will recommence Sunday 17 December at 11.00am, with semi-finals at 3.00pm and 3.30pm and the Grand Final commencing at 4.30pm.Further details including the draw and team composition, will be updated here in coming days.Get down to Maroubra Beach on the weekend for a fantastic festive atmosphere, and to see the young guns of Australian Touch do battle out on the sand against the superstars of the NRL in the Inaugural Harvey Norman Beach Footy Series.
Man City boss Guardiola: We must seduce fans about Champions Leagueby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says the fans need to be “seduced” after club polls showed supporters would prefer to win the Premier League than the Champions League.City open their ninth successive home campaign in the competition on Tuesday when they host Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb.”I know for fans the Premier League is most exciting. But this competition is nice too,” said City boss Guardiola.”We are going to try and seduce our fans and say: ‘We can do it.'”The best they have managed during Guardiola’s three campaigns is two quarter-finals, which ended in defeats by Liverpool and Tottenham.”We have done polls and people prefer, by far, to win the Premier League rather than the Champions League,” said Guardiola.”I don’t know why but that is the reality of our club and we have to accept it. I think it is because, in the past, they were not in this competition.”We were at home in the bars, drinking beer watching Liverpool and [Manchester] United. That’s the culture of the club.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say