CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Even with his best round of the year, Phil Mickelson knew it wouldn’t be enough for him to stay in the lead Saturday at the Wells Fargo Championship. That was OK with Lefty. All he wanted was a chance at Quail Hollow, and Mickelson hasn’t had a better chance to win all year. Mickelson roared into contention by playing a six-hole stretch in 7 under par on the front nine, and keeping bogeys off his card with a wedge that danced around the cup on the 18th for a 9-under 63. He was leading when he finished and wound up two shots behind J.B. Holmes, who overtook Martin Flores for the lead on the last hole. ”I don’t think I’ll be leading at the end of the day because I think there are some birdies out there,” Mickelson said. ”But just to be in contention, and to have a chance at a golf course that I’ve become so close to over the years, I’m excited about tomorrow’s round.” Holmes, pounding tee shots and gaining confidence along the way, had a 9-iron left on the 490-yard closing hole and made a 20-foot birdie putt from the fringe. That gave him a 6-under 66, and it made him the outright leader when Flores made his only big mistake of the round. Flores pulled his tee shot into the stream that winds along the left side of the 18th fairway. He at least gave himself a chance to save par, but missed a 20-foot putt and had to settle for a 69. Wells Fargo Championship: Articles, photos and videos Holmes goes into the final round with a shot at coming back from injuries, one of them far more noteworthy than the others. He had brain surgery in 2011 to remove a piece of his skull. Then, he broke his ankle in 2013, and time off allowed him to have surgery on his left elbow. And now he takes a one-shot lead into the final round at 13-under 203. ”I’ve worked really hard to get there and it would be a great accomplishment to come back and get a win in the bag,” Holmes said. Flores feels the same way. His best finish in four seasons on the PGA Tour was a tie for fourth in the John Deere Classic last year, when he closed with a 63 and finished one shot out of a three-way playoff won by fellow Dallas resident Jordan Spieth. Flores describes himself as a flat-liner, and he played the part Saturday, the first time he ever played in the final group on the weekend. He never looked at a leaderboard because he figured it didn’t matter on a Saturday. He didn’t let adrenaline get the best of him when he rolled in a 40-foot birdie putt from just off the 12th green for his third straight birdie and a two-shot lead. He never came seriously close to a bogey until the 18th hole. And not even that bothered him. So when asked if he could be the winner Sunday, Flores shrugged and said, ”Why not me?” ”I’ve been working really hard, feeling great about my game,” he said. ”I’m going to go out there and attack. If I win, I win. If I don’t, I don’t. I’m going to keep working until I do.” Kevin Kisner had a 68 and was three shots behind. Justin Rose bogeyed his last hole for a 71 and was four shots back, along with Jason Bohn, who made three birdies over his last four holes for a 67. Former PGA champion Martin Kaymer bogeyed his last two holes for a 70 and was five behind. The last 54-hole leader to win at Quail Hollow was Anthony Kim in 2008. That could bode well for Mickelson, off to his worst start to a season in 11 years. Not since 2003 – the last year he went winless on the PGA Tour – has Mickelson gone this deep into a year without winning. Worse yet, he doesn’t even have a top 10. He had to deal with a back injury in San Diego and an oblique muscle strain in Texas. He missed the cut at the Masters last month for the first time in 17 years. ”I had a good round today, and it feels good because it’s been a rough year for me this year,” Mickelson said. ”I haven’t been healthy early on and I haven’t put it together. And to have a good round today, good round the first round, this is a good start.” Mickelson said he didn’t feel far off after his 75 on Friday, and he was right. He was helped by a couple of long birdie putts on the fourth and sixth holes, and by a 20-foot eagle putt on the par-5 seventh hole that revved up the crowd on a gorgeous day of sunshine. Rory McIlroy set the pace early for a day of low scoring with a 65 that brought back memories of 2010, when he made the cut on the number and went 66-62 to win for the first time on the PGA Tour. He was four shots behind that year going into Sunday. But with Holmes and Flores finishing strong, McIlroy goes into the last round seven shots behind.
AUSTIN, Texas – Over the next few months, experts will yammer on about how this player or that player is built for match play, and sometimes this is true. Ian Poulter seems as if he was created in a lab to play match play – well, that, and to torture American galleries at the Ryder Cup – and in another lifetime Paul Azinger carried the flag for the United States. Match-play players are gritty and stubborn and unrelenting. But those in the halls of power for the American teams don’t really believe that. If they did, Kevin Kisner wouldn’t have watched the last two American team events from his couch. Kisner is arguably the red, white and blue’s best match-play player and yet Jim Furyk, the ’18 American Ryder Cup skipper, took a pass. Ditto for Tiger Woods in ’19 for the Presidents Cup. Kisner wouldn’t tell you he should have been on those teams. That’s not his style. Where he’s from, telling people how good you are isn’t what you do. But his record in the format speaks loudly enough. WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Full bracket | Scoring | Group standings In ’19 when he won the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, he beat Francesco Molinari in the semifinals when he was still Francesco Molinari. The Italian was just months removed from his perfect week at the Ryder Cup and had recently won the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Before his ’19 triumph, Kisner finished runner-up at the ’18 edition and after two scrappy matches this week at Austin Country Club he remains unbeaten and on a collision course with Matt Kuchar to decide who from their stacked group advances to the weekend. Kisner doesn’t like match play; he lives for it. “I love it. That’s the whole reason I play. If it’s not worth grinding then I don’t want to be out here,” he said following his 2-and-1 victory over world No. 2 Justin Thomas on Day 2. Kisner is now 16-5-1 at the WGC-Match Play and he was undefeated at the ’17 Presidents Cup (2-0-2) in his only start for an American team as a professional. “That’s the most fun I’ve probably ever had playing golf was playing team golf,” Kisner said of his Presidents Cup experience. As for being passed over by the last two U.S. captains, Kisner will tell you that if he really wanted to be on those teams he should have qualified and that’s not up for debate. But it’s also not up for debate that he deserved to be picked. Both things can be true. Steve Sticker is the U.S. Ryder Cup captain this year. Six players will automatically qualify and Stricker will have six picks. Kisner is currently 16th in the standings. On a captain’s check list Kisner hits a lot of boxes, including playing well with others. At the Zurich Classic, a two-man team event he plays with good buddy Scott Brown, he’s finished runner-up (2017) and tied for fifth (2019). He’s also very much no-nonsense and would easily fit into any team room. But most of all, he’s a dogged competitor with a demeanor that was made for match play. “I really enjoy the one-on-one competitive nature of the event,” he said. “I really like knowing what I have to do on every shot compared to a four-day event. I kind of get lost in the motions sometimes when it’s a Friday morning or Friday afternoon and everything’s not going perfect. I think you got to grind all 18 holes and that keeps my head in the game.” Yet instead of picking Kisner, Woods went chalk with his picks for the Presidents Cup, selecting Nos. 9 Tony Finau, 10 Gary Woodland, 11 Rickie Fowler, 12 Patrick Reed and 13 Tiger Woods. Kisner ranked 14th on the final list. A year earlier, Furyk selected Finau, 15th on the final Ryder Cup points list, over Kisner, who was again 14th. Kisner beat Finau on Day 2 of that year’s WGC-Match Play along with European Poulter (8 and 6, no less), Alex Noren and Bernd Wiesberger on his way to the championship match. But none of that seemed to matter. Thursday was quintessential Kisner. He relentlessly took a 4-up lead through 10 holes against Thomas, who is just two weeks removed from his dominant performance at The Players Championship, and withstood a late rally to extend his winning streak in the event to eight matches. “He’s a tough competitor. He’s not going to ever give anything away,” said Kuchar, who will play Kisner in Friday’s decisive final pool-play match. “He’s a grinder, a bulldog, he’s a guy that’s going to always be in every hole. “Shoot, certainly when you’re on a team you love having a guy like that on your team, knowing that that guy’s giving you everything he’s got on every hole.” It’s a lesson Kuchar learned in ’19 when he lost to Kisner, 3 and 2, in the championship bout. Let’s hope it’s a lesson American captains have finally figured out.
For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility It’s time to look back at the top stories of 2018. WABE was busy covering elections, Amazon HQ2 deals, the Gulch and more in Atlanta and around Georgia.Some of our reporters sat down to talk about our 10 biggest stories of the year:Atlanta Gets HackedIn 2018, cybercriminals held the city of Atlanta hostage virtually, with a ransomware attack, shortly after Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms took office.Around 5 p.m. on the morning of March 22, the city officials said it got reports of computer outages, and said that’s when officials first discovered hackers were demanding a ransom.WABE business and technology reporter Tasnim Shamma sits down with WABE’s Jim Burress to talk about the company’s decision not to come to Atlanta.Cyberattack At City Hall2:14HQ2 Falls ThroughOne of the biggest stories of 2018 was about something that did not work out for Atlanta.The online shopping giant Amazon announced metro Atlanta would not be home to its second headquarters (“HQ2”). Instead, it picked Queens, NY and Arlington, VA.That was after more than a year of sweet-talking and offering $2 billion worth of tax incentives.WABE business and technology reporter Tasnim Shamma sits down with WABE’s Sam Whitehead to talk about the company’s decision not to come to Atlanta.No HQ2 For Atlanta2:21New Projects For MARTAIn 2018 came a decision that determined the future of Atlanta’s transit agency. MARTA’s board voted on how it will spend $2.7 billion from new sales tax revenue to expand around the city.As WABE reporter Stephannie Stokes tells Jim Burress, the process of picking the new transit projects got a little contentious.MARTA Picks Projects2:20Atlanta United Wins A CupAtlanta United broke a decades-old curse for the city this year, by winning the Major League Soccer Cup. The last time the city won a national sports championship was in 1995.It was a dramatic moment in the fast rise of Atlanta United, in just two years of existence.WABE reporter Emma Hurt talked with Jim Burress about the team.Atlanta United Champs2:23Gulch Deal PassesThe Gulch development deal took up a lot of airwaves and a lot of City Council’s time this year.The plan to redevelop the empty piece of land downtown drew a lot of criticism for the up to $2 billion in tax incentives, but it narrowly passed the Council in November.Construction still hasn’t started yet, as critics have sued over the validity of the financing.WABE reporter Emma Hurt sat down with Sam Whitehead to talk about the Gulch.Gulch Deal OK’d2:17Midterms Electrify GeorgiaGeorgia’s midterm elections seemed to last the entirety of 2018. Fierce, lengthy primaries in the Republican and Democratic parties were followed by competitive general elections.Republicans again won all statewide offices, but Democrats had some victories in Atlanta’s suburbs.As WABE political reporter Johnny Kauffman tells Jim Burress, that made the state look more competitive than in years past.Georgia Votes2:19Problems At The PollsGeorgia’s voting machines, as well as the rules surrounding who gets to cast a ballot in the state, claimed a lot of coverage in 2018.As WABE political reporter Johnny Kauffman tells Sam Whitehead, the election might be settled, but issues surrounding the ballot box are anything but.Georgia’s Voting Issues2:13Hurricane Michael’s DevastationUnlike Hurricane Irma in 2017, Atlantans probably won’t remember Hurricane Michael as the culprit for going days without electricity.But in the Florida Panhandle and south Georgia, Michael was devastating. Dozens of people were killed. And farmers will continue to count losses for years to come.As WABE’s Molly Samuel tells Jim Burress, the devastation to Georgia tallied billions of dollars.Michael Hits Hard1:59Atlanta Tries Bail ReformAs a general concept, bail is supposed to be about making sure people come back to court.But for minor crimes, such as traffic violations, those arrested in Atlanta were finding themselves on the hook for hundreds of dollars just to get out from behind bars while awaiting a hearing. If they couldn’t arrange payment, they’d sit in jail for days or weeks or longer.As WABE’s Lisa Hagen tells Sam Whitehead, 2018 was the year Atlanta passed a measure to try to fix that.Taking On Bail2:22Google Fiber’s Broken PromiseMore than three years after Google Fiber announced Atlanta would be the third city to get its super-fast and relatively low-cost Internet service, few homes had been connected.A year-long investigation (in partnership with Atlanta Magazine) by WABE’s Jim Burress uncovered how deeply Google Fiber’s unmet promises went—and why the company failed to deliver.As WABE News looks back to the biggest stories of 2018, Burress and Sam Whitehead revisit “The Big Disconnect: Google Fiber’s Unmet Promise In Atlanta.”What Happened To Fiber?2:22 Share Related Stories Add to My List In My List ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party
LinkedIn 0 +1 Deadline: 31 March 2018Open to: young professionals between the ages of 23 – 30Venue: 17 – 26 June 2018, Manama (Bahrain)DescriptionThe Young Professionals Forum “Protecting Heritage in an Ever-changing World”, will offer participants the possibility to reflect upon the everlasting conflict between preserving the past and moving on towards the future. Bahrain, being a small island state with an intense population movement and rapid transformations, becomes thus an ideal case study. Participants, with the guidance of local and foreign experts, day by day will reflect on the influence of historic evolution on heritage, on its ability to adapt to changes but also on an analysis of the risks emanating from a rapidly mutating world, progressively adding elements of reflection.World Heritage Youth Forums are among the main activities of the World Heritage Education Programme, designed to foster intercultural learning and exchange by bringing together young people, educators and heritage experts from different parts of the world.EligibilityParticipants of the Youth Forum will come from different heritage fields and countries and must be specifically interested in World Heritage. Thirty participants will be selected to take part in this year’s forum taking into account gender equality and regional representation. Applications can be sent through the UNESCO National Commissions or other respective governmental institutions, or directly from the applicants to the organizer.Educational and Professional BackgroundApplicants should be recent young professionals between the ages of 23 to 30 with at least one year experience in the field of either Cultural or Natural heritage. A wide range of backgrounds including but not limited to archaeology, architecture, conservation, urban planning & regeneration, restoration, art history, lawyers, heritage managers are accepted.LanguageThe working language of the Forum is English. A good knowledge of English is essential, for the benefit of the individual participants and the development of the forum.Special RequirementsBasic computer skills will be required to collaborate to draft the final declaration and a small exhibition about the Forum itself. Handwork and visits require a good physical condition due to the climate of the region.CostAll travel and accommodation costs for the selected participants will be covered by the Kingdom of Bahrain- for the duration of the forum. The organizers will assist in the travel preparations (including visas) and bookings.If any participant wishes to extend their stay until the end of the Committee session, all related costs should be covered by the participant with the consent of the State Party concerned. This information should be communicated to the organizers in advance to make the necessary arrangements.How to Apply?Candidates who wish to apply for participation in the World Heritage Young Professionals Forum should fill in and submit the online application form.Please note that candidates should attach their CV, as well as a document of endorsement signed by a supervisor and their own signature (e.g. professional supervisor, university professor etc.).Please make sure that you include all the required information in the application form and you attach the requested documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered.For more information please visit the official website. ← PhD Scholarship in Digitalization at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark Similar Stories Share 0 Reddit Tweet Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition → World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2018 March 6, 2018 Published by Ivona Pocket
Bayonne Scarinci Hollenbeck partner, two Jersey City judges, nominated for Hudson County judgeships Bayonne Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Jersey CityNewsNorth Bergen/GuttenbergPolitics & PolicyWest New York RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say TAGScarlo abadhudson county superior courtmargaret marleymichael jimenezphil murphy SHARE A partner at prominent law firm Scarinci Hollenbeck, as well as two Jersey City Municipal Court judges, have been nominated for Hudson County Superior Court judgeships by Gov. Phil Murphy (D). Scarinci Hollenbeck partner Michael Jimenez.By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewMichael Jimenez, who also serves as corporation counsel in West New York and Guttenberg, as well as special counsel to the North Bergen Board of Education, and labor counsel to the Hudson County Schools of Technology, joins Jersey City Judges Carlo Abad and Margaret Marley in being nominated.Abad is the chief municipal court judge and was reappointed through June 14th, 2023 back in June.The New Jersey Globe first reported the story minutes ago.Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop is up for re-election in November and is in a position to select two new judges ahead of a bid for this third term, assuming the state legislature confirms the nominations. By John Heinis – February 4, 2021 11:31 am 0 Previous articleFamily of woman killed by light rail train files $10M claim against NJ Transit, related entitiesNext articleAfter lengthy public portion, Hoboken council OKs latest Monarch project settlement John Heinis Bayonne CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Facebook Twitter Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from cops
Speedy DeliveryA couple from Norwood (Mass.) was on their way to the hospital to give birth to their first baby. But apparently, their baby girl wanted to start her life in the fast lane. Lucky for her, a training ambulance from Boston EMS was nearby and responded to the couple’s call.According to Field Training Officer Miguel Diaz, the crew, which consisted of two academy recruits and one field training officer, delivered baby Serene on Interstate 93 at Morrissey Boulevard on Oct. 12. The baby and mother did fine throughout the event.We congratulate these trainees for getting their stork pens in such an exciting fashion. If this is a taste of the future, then their EMS careers are headed in the right direction. JEMSThis article originally appeared in November 2011 JEMS as “Last Word: The Ups & Downs of EMS.” Heroes Among UsThe National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) honored several outstanding individuals during this year’s NAEMSE Educational Symposium & Trade Show in Reno, Nev., in September. Recipients were nominated by their peers and were selected by a committee of NAEMSE members. Rebecca Valentine was awarded the Unsung Hero Award, an honor given to an individual who makes a difference in the lives of those they teach in their local community. The Fallen Heroes award posthumously honors individuals in EMS education who had an effect on the EMS education community. This year’s recipients were Jeffrey Mitchell of Alabama; Randy Jones of Tennessee; and Ginger Worlds of Illinois. Thomas Platt, MD, of Pennsylvania, was awarded the “Legends that Walk among Us” award for his role in mentoring and supporting EMS education on a national level. We applaud these individuals–and the many more unsung heroes out there–for their sacrifices and dedication to the field and for their role in educating a new generation of leaders. Flooded with CareWhen major flooding hit the Broome County (N.Y.) area in September, Harpur’s Ferry Ambulance Service crew members rose to the challenge in their response. A student-run agency that does primary EMS response to the Bingamton University campus, the service is accustomed to a normal call volume of 850 calls annually, according to Chief Robbie Cohen. However, during those 11 days, Harpur’s Ferry Ambulance made contact with more than 250 patients and provided ALS care and transport. This agency also acted as the primary EMS agency for an American Red Cross shelter housed at the Events Center on the Bingamton campus, which was transformed into a shelter for nearly 2,000 people. We tip our hats to the Harpur’s Ferry Ambulance Service for going above and beyond their normal routine in the face of a crisis.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAlexandria Price, a 32-year-old international development professional, had enlisted the help of a dating coach to increase her chances of finding a soulmate. Even with a sleek headshot and a robust profile, she didn’t have much luck within the bounds of her town of Norwalk, Connecticut.She found Match.com too overwhelming, the sexual expectations of Tinder too off-putting, and Christian Mingle too…well, you get the point.Niche dating sites are on the rise more than ever, catering to farmers, vegans, and the mentally ill, to name a few. But a new dating site, iHeartVolunteers, is hoping to bring something new to the mix of photos, profiles, and awkward silences.Flower Girl and Ring Bearer from Wedding Get Married 20 Years LaterCreated by Chris and Shelly Zenner, iHeartVolunteers has all the frills of other dating sites with an additional feature that can position volunteer opportunities as dates – a great way to skip the awkwardness of who pays for what.Besides, seeing your date in action just might be the thing you need to give it a go.(Originally published in Affect Magazine)Share This Love Story With Your Pals….AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power is preparing for possible outages this weekend as a storm moves into Vermont that forecasters say could bring wet snow, icing and possible gusty winds. Forecasters say some of the worst weather could be in parts of the state hardest hit by the wind storm last week. GMP tracks the weather through multiple forecasters, watching for possible impacts to customers. Forecasters are saying the areas most at risk for possible outages from the winter precipitation are Rutland, Windsor, Windham and Bennington counties, but the storm will roll across the entire state Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening. Forecasters are also watching possible gusty winds up to 40 MPH starting late Sunday into Monday morning through Monday afternoon.GMP is making preparations with line crews and tree crews so they can move swiftly and safely to get the lights back on if outages occur. The company is encouraging customers to follow the forecast, prepare for possible outages and to stay well away from any downed lines.For storm safety tips go to: http://www.greenmountainpower.com/community/safety/be-safe-in-a-storm/(link is external)To get the latest information on outages and restoration times, customers can sign up for text service alerts, by texting REG to 46788 or GMPVT, or signing up online at greenmountainpower.com/textalerts(link is external). Customers can also sign up for GMP’s app to report outages with a touch of a finger at the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and search for GMP. Customers may also report outages by calling 1-888-835-4672, or visiting GMP’s Outage Center page at www.greenmountainpower.com(link is external)About Green Mountain PowerAbout Green Mountain Power Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is partnering with customers to improve lives and transform communities. GMP is focused on a new way of doing business to meet the needs of customers with integrated energy services that help people use less energy and save money, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power in Vermont. GMP is the first utility in the world to get a B Corp certification, meeting rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and committing to use business as a force for good. In 2014, Vote Solar named GMP a Solar Champion. More information at: www.greenmountainpower.com(link is external). Source: GMP 4.13.2018
Vermont Business Magazine This week Vermonters across the state will participate in Hunger Free Vermont’s 8th Annual 3SquaresVT Challenge as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Challenge participants have been asked to eat on the average 3SquaresVT budget for the full week, a day, or a meal – approximately $37 for the week for one person, $5.22 for a day, or $1.74 per meal. The purpose of the Challenge is not to emulate the reality of food insecurity for Vermonters – many of whom may rely on a variety of programs and resources to meet their families’ needs – but to instead draw attention to the experience of living on a strict food budget and how that may or may not change your daily life both physically and psychologically as a participant.WHAT: Vermonters take the 3SquaresVT Challenge and eat on a SNAP budget for a week to learn about hunger in their communityWHERE: In communities and households across VermontWHEN: November 11th – 17th as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week2018 marks the 54th anniversary of 3SquaresVT (formerly food stamps and known nationally as SNAP), which has successfully decreased hunger in Vermont and across the nation, lifting millions of Americans out of poverty and creating a pathway to food security and economic self-sufficiency. Currently, an average of 74,000 Vermonters a month participate in the program, but many more are eligible for this benefit. This awareness building event shines a spotlight on how important 3SquaresVT is to Vermonters, and not just for those participating in the program to help afford healthy food. Each month, the program brings over $9 million in federal dollars into the state. 3SquaresVT provides a monthly food benefit to thousands of Vermont seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, children, working families, and struggling neighbors, reducing hunger, improving health and educational outcomes, and lowering health costs.About Hunger Free Vermont: Hunger Free Vermont is a statewide nonprofit organization that works with state agencies and community groups to end the injustice of hunger and malnutrition for all Vermonters. Since 1993 Hunger Free Vermont’s outreach programs have substantially enhanced Vermont’s nutrition safety net and increased access to nutritious foods. www.hungerfreevt.org(link is external)
Related Ironman brand owner World Triathlon Corp (WTC) has welcomed global management consulting firm Accenture as title sponsor and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) as the official event charity of Ironman 70.3 California.Accenture and the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) are teaming to support eight injured military service members and first responders to race in Ironman 70.3 California as part of CAF’s Operation Rebound.Accenture Ironman 70.3 California will take place in Oceanside, California on 30 March 2013, where athletes will swim a 1.2-mile course in Oceanside Harbor, cycle a 56-mile bike route through San Clemente State Park and Camp Pendleton, and run 13.1 miles through Oceanside.“Accenture is committed to the Challenged Athletes Foundation and their approach to helping people – especially members of the military – with physical challenges to succeed in both sports and life,” said Thomas Pettit, Senior Managing Director, Accenture, and former officer in the Marine Corps.“We are pleased to sponsor this event and commend all the high performing athletes who sign up for the competition and support Operation Rebound.”Operation Rebound is a CAF program that provides funding and support to permanently injured service members and first responders ‘to help them become active once again and feel whole through the healing power of sport.’All Ironman 70.3 participants are encouraged to join Operation Rebound’s team and race side-by-side with wounded military personnel. Through their fundraising efforts, CAF’s Operation Rebound participants provide direct financial support, mentorship, Military Medical Center Physical Training (MMCPT) and sports clinics to injured troops and first responders.“We are very excited to partner with Accenture and Ironman as the official event charity of this race,” said Virginia Tinley, Executive Director at CAF. “Our mission is to provide athletic opportunities to physically challenged individuals, and in doing so, to educate and inspire the general community. This event does each of those things while paying tribute to injured troops who have honourably served our country.”“This race is unique in that half of the volunteer staff comes from units stationed at Camp Pendleton,” said Gina Thomas, Race Director for Accenture Ironman 70.3 California. “The presence of servicemen and women volunteering their time further extends our appreciation to the military community in which a portion of this race takes place.”www.ironmancalifornia.comwww.ironman.challengedathletes.org/im703_ca