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England boy international Jack Singh Brar laid down a marker for the season by winning the annual Berkhamsted Trophy after a marathon three-way playoff at the challenging Hertfordshire venue. For the second successive year, extra time was needed after Singh Brar (image © Tom Ward Photography) finished the 36 holes on 140, two under par, tied with Norfolk’s Luke Johnson and Gary Oliver from Essex. All three had par fours at the opening two playoff holes, the first and 18th, but when they returned to the first Johnson’s three putts meant goodbye. Back to the 18th, both Singh Brar and Oliver hit the green in regulation but after Oliver secured another par, Singh Brar rolled in his 11-foot birdie putt for victory. At 16 years and almost five months, the Hampshire lad is believed to be the youngest ever winner of the trophy, which bears the names of such former winners as Sandy Lyle, Luke Donald and Gary Wolstenholme. But he wasn’t overawed by his success. “It’s a good start to the season for me and will give me more confidence for my next event,” he said. “I didn’t do anything special today, just played good golf but there is still room for improvement.” With the players enjoying the sun on their backs at last but still with a chilly wind, Singh Brar shared the lead at lunch with Josh Loughrey and Sam Robertshawe after a four-birdie 69 but had to settle for a level-par 71 in the afternoon. And that included a 25-footer at the last to make the playoff. Johnson did the same in a second round 69 but 36-year-old Oliver, a reinstated professional and Essex county player, was perhaps the surprise packet. But he deserved to make the playoff after returning a best-of-the-day 68, matched by Woburn’s John Kemp. Northumberland’s Alex Dixon might also have made the playoff but his birdie putt on the last green finished alongside the cup for a 70 and 141. The afternoon was also marked by a hole-in-one from Sam Whitaker of Blankney Golf Club in Lincolnshire who sank his four-iron tee shot at the 184-yard fifth hole. It was the second ‘ace’ of his career but his first in competition. But the day belonged to Singh Brar, an under 16 cap for England before stepping up to boys level in last year’s Boys Home Internationals in Ireland. He has also made his mark this year in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney, finished runner-up in the Faldo Asian Grand Final in China and qualified for the match play in the recent French International Boys Championship. Not only that, it was his first visit to Berkhamsted. Leading final scores: 140 J Singh Brar (Brokenhurst Manor 69 71, L Johnson (King’s Lynn) 71 69, G Oliver (Hainault Forest) 72 68 (Singh Brar won playoff at fourth extra hole) 141 A Dixon (City of Newcastle) 71 70, J Loughrey (Wrag Barn) 69 72 142 S Dodds (Coventry) 72 70, A Chesters (Hawkstone Park) 70 72; 143 C Shinkwin (Moor Park) 73 70 8 Apr 2013 Singh Brar comes out on top in marathon playoff at Berkhamsted
Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonAdopt Charles from Adopt-A-Pet in Shelton.Adopt Charles!Charles was found as a stray. The kind person who found him tried for two weeks to find his owner – he was such a great dog they couldn’t believe he didn’t have a home.He’s a very happy boy who loves to play fetch, go for walks and just hang out with anyone who will scratch that magic spot behind his ear.Charles is about 70 pounds and, we think, about 6 years old.We have lots of great dogs and always need volunteers to join our crew. We are Adopt-A-Pet on Jensen Road in Shelton. Find us online at www.adoptapet-wa.org or contact us at [email protected] or (360) 432-309.Maybe your home is Charles’ forever home. Facebook149Tweet0Pin0
Facebook392Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaWith Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, many Thurston County residents are spending more time at home following social distancing guidelines. Although this time is extremely challenging, our family pets are surely thrilled by the extra time we are spending with them! Walking the dog while enjoying spring blossoms has become a much-needed break from the indoors. With more people out walking their dogs, it is even more important to pick-up after your pet.On any given day the amount of dog waste produced by dogs in Thurston County weighs as much as a full-grown elephant! Dog waste left on the ground can lead to bacterial pollution in our local streams, lakes, and Puget Sound. Dog waste also poses a health risk to people. Children can pick up illnesses while playing outside from disease-causing bacteria and parasites found in dog waste.Stream Team sponsors a regional outreach effort to reduce fecal coliform bacteria in Thurston County. We encourage dog owners and dog walkers to follow these simple steps:Pick up after your pooch.Bring extra bags on walks.Bag it and trash it.Did you know the cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County offer free on-leash pet waste bag holders and neighborhood pet waste stations? For more information visit https://streamteam.info/pet-waste/. To learn more about what you can do to protect our streams, lakes and Puget Sound, visit the Stream Team website at www.streamteam.info. Thank you for bagging and trashing your dog’s waste – every poo, every time. Your actions make a big difference!
Image Courtesy: Getty/Twitter(@borussia_en)Advertisement umNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsvxp5b6Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E76( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 12zoWould you ever consider trying this?😱6tn4vCan your students do this? 🌚10pRoller skating! Powered by Firework The usage of animals to predict results in sports has been a long running trend, From using ‘Paul the Octopus’, ‘Shaheen the Camel’, ‘Achilles the Cat’ to predict fixture results in FIFA World Cups, to the several animal predictors present in Super Bowl games. Cut back to Germany, where the Bundesliga is stocking up in pecularity, the table toppers Borussia Mönchengladbach have their own prognosticator seen in a video- a Dolphin!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/Twitter(@borussia_en)Well, its just an edited video. Gladbach has been very upfront on publicizing their position in the German top flight, and their social media team has also been working. They have released a video yesterday with the caption “It doesn’t take the world’s smartest animal to tell you who’s top of the Bundesliga” with a Dolphin nodding to the club’s crest, while denying the other Bundesliga elites. Creative work. Check it out on the club’s official Twitter-Advertisement The original video was of a dolphin choosing its food. After rejecting some junk foods, it agrees to seeing a fish. The editors put the club’s crest on the fish, while putting the crests of Bayern, RB Leipzig and Dortmund on the fast foods.However, Die Fohlen have all the rights to celebrate. After failing to secure a Champions League finish for three consecutive years, Marco Rose and his boys are right on top of the table this season, with 22 points from 10 matches, 3 points ahead of Dortmund. A spot that would have been secured by the usual leaders Bayern, who are now down struggling in fourth, Mönchengladbach are rightfully expecting the trophy since their last one back in 1977. Advertisement
APTN National NewsIt was a long painful day. Family members had four minutes at a meeting with provincial, territorial and federal politicians to explain what losing a loved one has done to their lives.Michele Pineault was one of them.Her daughter’s DNA was found on Robert Pickton’s farm.Michele spoke to APTN’s Cheryl McKenzie about the meeting and how it made her feel.
APTN National NewsDozens of residents in a small town just south of Montreal are in an uproar over a proposed Mohawk-owned wind farm project.But some farmers in the area said they welcome the project.APTN’s Danielle Rochette has this story.
HALIFAX — A third well exploration effort off Nova Scotia has failed to find commercially viable levels of oil in the deep waters of the Scotian Shelf.Hess Corp., the drilling partners on the BP-operated Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Project, issued a news release Tuesday saying it will write off its share of the well cost, and BP will abandon the Aspy well.It is BP’s only well currently being drilled in the deep waters of the Scotian Shelf, an area about 330 kilometres from Halifax where the company holds multiple licences in waters over two kilometres deep.Environmental, fishing and Aboriginal groups have repeatedly criticized the various drilling programs as lacking sufficient response systems for potential blowouts, and their criticisms of the BP project heightened in June after a spill of 136 cubic metres of synthetic drilling mud from BP Canada’s West Aquarius drilling unit.Last year, Shell announced it would seal the second of two exploration wells off Nova Scotia after they also didn’t find commercial quantities of oil.Promoters had hoped deep water plays like the efforts by BP and Shell would help rekindle the industry off Nova Scotia, as the Sable Offshore Energy Project winds down in the shallower basins. The Canadian Press
The Report also says that within that population increase, the senior population in Fort St. John is expected to increase by 124 percent.Peace Holdings says our area is facing housing challenges when it comes to senior housing and this is an issue that the Government should be focusing on.“The Fort St. John area is facing housing challenges in that it has an aging stock and limited options that can accommodate seniors’ evolving needs. This is certainly a hot button topic in other Northern B.C. communities and beyond, as housing affordability continues to be a hurdle faced by many. The aging population in Fort St. John presents a particular challenge, in that the issue of affordability is compounded with the unique needs of the aging population.”According to a recent report from Save Our Northern Seniors, it says there are 346 people living in Senior Housing, with 256 currently on the waitlist.In order to face this issue, Peace Holdings is in the process of designing a community in Fort St. John that is specifically designed for seniors.Through a series of open houses, Peace Holdings had the opportunity to listen to concerns from members of the public on what they feel is important when it comes to the need in senior housing. Assisted and supportive living was found to be the most important need that should be included in future planning.Source Peace Holdings Inc.Peace Holdings says they will continue to engage community members, and work with stakeholders and the Government in order to ensure we are changing and adapting as needed throughout the process.For more information on this Report and senior housing in Fort St. John, you can contact Peace Holdings at 778-580-7122 or by email [email protected] FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Peace Holdings Inc. has released its Findings Report on Senior Housing in Fort St. John.Within the Findings Report, it focuses on the need, the opportunities, and the concept for senior housing.According to the Report, seniors are the fastest growing demographic in the area. They say the population of people in Fort St. John is expected to increase by 47 percent, from 34,513 to 50,893 by the year 2041.
United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres is “continually” monitoring the situation between India and Pakistan and his office is available to both parties, his spokesperson has said. Spokesman for the Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric was asked if the UN chief had spoken with the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan to de-escalate tensions between the two nuclear-armed South Asian neighbours. “The Secretary General and members of his staff are in touch have been in touch with the parties at various levels. We continually monitor the situation and [are] available to the parties,” Dujarric told reporters here Thursday. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingEarlier this week, Dujarric had said that the Secretary General had not spoken with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan over the situation between the two nations but had expressed his concern to officials on both sides on the need to de-escalate tensions. “We’re fully aware of the situation. The Secretary General has had no calls with those two Heads of Government as far as I’m aware, but he’s had contacts with both sides to express, I think, his concern and the need to do as much as anyone can to de-escalate the tensions,” Dujarric had said at the daily press briefing Tuesday. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in XinjiangWhen asked if the Secretary General is planning to get involved to try and mediate a de-escalation, Dujarric had said last week that “as always”, the Secretary General’s good offices are always “available should both parties or all parties, depending on the situation, agree to do that”. Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) killed 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district in February 14.