Richardson wins monthly mug

first_imgThe Growling Swan Golf Society 3rd Alex Field (16) 35pts4th Sal Brizzi (4) 35ptsNear Pins: #2 Bill Steinman, #6 Tiziano Dal Pastro, #13 Bill Steinman, #17 Glenn Smith.Long Putts: #9 Patrick Poussier, #18 Tiziano Dal Pastro.Don Richardson (left) with Tom McMahon.Another perfect sultry day greeted us and with an easier than normal bus trip, we teed up off the yellow markers before scheduled time.  This was probably the first time that we have witnessed Treasure Hill a little on the dry side.  Still, it was at a very good price of 1,050 THB incl. g/f, caddie and cart and this course is definitely worth the journey.With a small field we played one flight only, with J.C Lhoste taking his first win at the Swan.  His 36 points (with 20 from the back 9) gave him the nod via the count back system over Mike Johns.  Another count back separated third and fourth, with Alex Field edging out Sal Brizzi. Monday, Feb. 20, Treasure Hill – Stableford1st JC Lhoste (28) 36pts2nd Mick Johns (16) 36pts Near Pins: #3 & #6 Stu Rifkin, #12 & #17 G ChoLong Putts: #9 G Cho, #18 Lawrence LeeAlan Sanders (left) with JC Lhoste.Two buses and some cars loaded with enthusiastic golfers headed to the Navy course, ready to test their mettle against the challenging North and West nines.  Pre-game comments were subdued, both enroute and in the locker room as minds were already focusing on their individual game plans.The four courses at this Navy facility (North, South and East and West nines) are challenging at the best of times, but with fair pricing, it is worth the time to take on.Mr. Martin Todd was the elected Captain for today’s stroke round, and he had the field play off the white tees with drop zones in play.The signature “Lighthouse” par three 3rd hole “drop zone”, behind the green, was utilized by three players in this scribe’s post.  With all electing to putt up the face of the green and take on the down slope to the pin on the other side, Steve Younger managed to salvage a bogey, Tom McMahon sent his ball over the green into the water on the other side, for his second wet ball on this hole, but taking the cake was Glenn Smith who sent another three balls into the depths to follow his wet tee shot.  Not to be outdone, one player had 16 on a par 3!One of the oldest players in the group today certainly kept his cool and used his mental stability to fall over the line ahead of the second placed player and way ahead of the rest of the field.  Senior golfer Don Richardson (H/cap 14) played smart golf to take out the February Monthly Mug award with 73 net.  He was closely followed by the French Connection, Patrick Poussier (26) with 74 nett and third spot was a count back between visitor G Cho (10) and, not seen playing for a few months, Stu Rifkin (16) who ended up with fourth position overall with net 78. Thursday, Feb. 23, Plutaluang – Monthly Mug/Stroke1st Don Richardson (16) net 732nd Patrick Poussier (26) net 743rd G Cho (10) net 784th Stu Rifkin (16) net 78last_img read more

Sure shots take premiership

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Blackwood murder committal hearing in 2017

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Kilkerrin/Clonberne and Moycullen Feature In Ladies Connacht Club Finals On Sunday

first_imgKilkerrin/Clonberne and Moycullen will both feature in provincial finals this Sunday with games being played in Ballyhaunis and Claremorris. The Connacht Ladies Intermediate Club Final will also take place next Sunday with Moycullen’s game with St Mary’s from Sligo taking place in Claremorris at 2pm.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Kilkerrin/Clonberne and Carnacon will go again next weekend in Ballyhaunis in the replay of the Ladies Connacht Club Final following last Sunday’s remarkable final. The game will take place next Sunday and will throw in at 2pm.last_img

Brisbane International: Almost perfect Pliskova demolishes Cornet

first_imgKarolina Pliskova, left, beat Alize Cornet in two sets, 6-0, 6-3, in the final of the Brisbane International on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. (Photo from Pliskova’s Facebook page)Brisbane, Australia — Karolina Pliskova stamped herself as a major contender for the Australian Open with a 6-0, 6-3 demolition of France’s Alize Cornet in the final of the Brisbane International on Saturday.The third-seeded Czech played almost perfect tennis in the first set, racing through it in just 18 minutes with the shell-shocked Cornet only winning five points.ADVERTISEMENT PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption PLAY LIST 02:01Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption00:50Trending Articles02:13Almost 90 rogue cops dismissed under Gamboa’s watch01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Her groundstrokes were also devastating, often keeping the unseeded Cornet pinned deep in the court.As a result of the win, Pliskova will leapfrog Dominika Cibulkova to become world number five when the next rankings are released on Monday.She will likely be one of the favorites to win the Australian Open and go one better than her runner-up effort to Angelique Kerber at last year’s US Open.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img We are young Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Cornet didn’t get on the board until she held serve in the first game of the second set, which drew almost the loudest cheer of the night from the full house at the Pat Rafter Arena.But while the Frenchwoman recovered in the second set, Pliskova was far too strong and took the match in just 66 minutes on her second championship point.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngPliskova stands at 1.86 meters tall and has one of the most effective serves in the women’s game.She sent down four aces in the first set and three in the second and was able to serve her way out of trouble on the few occasions Cornet was able put any pressure on her. MOST READ EDITORS’ PICK Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Senators to proceed with review of VFA NLEX upsets TNT for much-needed win View commentslast_img read more

PSC: Protocols in place to ensure proper use of P6-billion SEA Games funds

first_imgSteaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted WBC suspends Whyte’s status as interim world heavyweight champion MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Benefits of township living The PSC would then scrutinize and evaluate the budget proposal of Phisgoc and the quality of the requirements to be purchased before forwarding them to the DBM, which has the final say on the transaction.Ramirez said previous releases are required to be cleared first before a new set of funding is disbursed, a policy that the PSC applies to national sports associations to avoid unliquidated accounts.As the fund-disbursing body to Phisgoc, PSC has acknowledged the fact that it has the burden of accountability.“We want to ensure that everything is above-board. It is our signatures that will be affixed on those documents, thereby holding us accountable,’’ said Ramirez.“I have already explained that the PSC must work within the existing auditing and accounting rules in the transaction,’’ added Ramirez.ADVERTISEMENT PSC chair William Ramirez. Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Safety protocols have been put in place to safeguard the government funds intended for the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.Philippine Sports Commission Chairman Butch Ramirez on Wednesday said the government sports agency would install clear guidelines on the process of disbursement to ensure the proper use of public funds.ADVERTISEMENT The Philippines will play host to the Games to the tune of P6 billion with the Philippine Olympic Committee, Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) and the PSC vowing to use the funds efficiently for the success of the 11-nation sportsfest.“As instructed by the President, we shall shield the athletes to allow them to focus on their training and assist in the hosting of the Games by ensuring the proper and timely processing of funds,’’ said Ramirez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe PSC chief explained that the Department of Budget and Management will manage the disbursement of funds along with the procurement service for the purchase of equipment, fixtures and other requirements for the Games.He pointed out that the process would begin as soon as the PSC receives a request from Phisgoc with supporting documents such as the board resolution of the latter approving the said requisition. Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summercenter_img A group composed of lawyer Kim Raissa Uy from the Office of the Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Assistant Secretary Joseph Encabo of the Presidential Management Staff and PSC executive director Merlita Ibay and the office Senator Bong Go will also strictly monitor the budgetary requirements of the Games.The group will report to Medialdea on a weekly basis.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Catching Dinner at Cape May Cafe

first_imgShare This!Today, we’re taking a look at dinner at Cape May Cafe. Back in the dark ages when I was in college, my feature writing instructor had a food critic come and talk to us during our restaurant review class. A question came up about how to review a buffet. The critic’s philosophy was that if you plan to eat at a buffet, always go within the first hour of service, as the food will be hot and fresh and quickly replenished. On the other hand, if you are going to review a buffet, always go right before the last hour of service–that will let you know how much they care about their food. You may find food not being replenished, and the quality of some food being lackluster after sitting in a steam tray for hours on end. I’ve done early dinners at Cape May Cafe on many occasions, but rarely eat late. On one particular day, schedules worked out such that a late dinner was the best option, so I snagged a late evening reservation for Cape May Cafe. Cape May is located in the Beach Club resort and offers a character breakfast and a non-character dinner buffet daily. The theme is an old-style New England Clambake. Although there are options on the buffet at dinner for people who don’t like seafood, it is almost impossible to get your money’s worth if you don’t at least like some seafood.We arrived about 15 minutes before our reservation time, but it took us almost an hour to be seated. In the past, we’ve found that the wait at this restaurant is longer than others, but never this extreme–I joked to my husband that it would be a good chance to shut down the place for the night. Thankfully, a good server can make a rough start to a meal better, and our server (Jenn) was exceptional.The buffet at Cape May is a square. The first side contains cold dishes (salads, peel and eat shrimp) and soup. The second side is the clambake side. The third side has the carving station, breads, and the children’s station. The fourth side has “everything else” in terms of hot dishes. There is also dessert station hidden near the front entrance, and a kid’s dessert station nearby.One of my favorite dishes at Cape May Cafe over the years has been their house salad (a lettuce blend with blue cheese, dried cranberries, candied walnuts, and a light vinaigrette dressing). It is something where I’d go back for a serving with each course. Unfortunately, that salad is no longer there, and has been replaced with a similar “citrus, almond, vanilla” salad, which was okay but not quite as good and had surprisingly large chunks of grapefruit in it. Other salads included a Caesar salad, a Southwestern salad (with black beans, peppers, and a surprising amount of heat), a kale coleslaw, ambrosia, and a pasta salad with ham. After trying them all, none of them really stood out as exceptional. At the end of the day, who goes to a seafood buffet for the salad, though? (Okay, me for that original house salad, but I’m the exception…) Because they are made in small batches and are the first item people see, I found that the serving dishes emptied quickly, so you may have to wait a few minutes for refills–but they did refill them throughout the evening.Because I wasn’t filling up on salad, I decided to try some of the clam chowder. Remember above how I said that you could tell the quality of a buffet by how well they kept it filled during the last hour of service? When it came to the clam chowder, even though there was still more than an hour left in dinner service, the soup container was almost empty. Eventually it was refilled, but it was a little off-putting to have to scrape the bottom of the container for half a bowl of soup. I was concerned that with so little left in the container that it might be burnt on the bottom, but it was in good shape, and a wonderfully creamy New England-style clam chowder with ample pieces of clam throughout.On the clambake side, the main attraction–and a signature item for this restaurant–are the crab legs. This is really where you can make or break the value for this meal. Make sure to pile ’em high. They’ll always steam more. Other items to complete the clambake experience include steamed clams, steamed mussels, corn on the cob, and red potatoes.This side of the buffet also had mashed potatoes and gravy, baked salmon, pizza, and pork ribs. Aside from the crab legs, the salmon was the best offering on this side of the buffet.Moving along to the back of the buffet, this is where my jaw dropped about “end of night buffet syndrome”. When we arrived and walked to our seat, I noticed a platter with a variety of cheeses, although it was starting to run thin. By the time I made it through the salads and went to get some cheeses between courses, I saw the buffet servers taking the cheeses from the larger platters and combining them onto a few small dinner plates. Although the dinner plates were refreshed through the evening, it was a bit startling to see the cheeses offered on the buffet like that.At the carving station, the beef tenderloin was a wonderful offering, and cooked very tender. For non-seafood eaters, this is one of the best options on the buffet, especially if you like it with the homemade onion jam.There’s also a surprising amount of bread options on the buffet. It’s bread. It’s a good palate cleanser. It fills you up.The options for kids are surprisingly limited–there’s mac ‘n’ cheese, green beans (although for parents of picky eaters, note that the green beans have butter and black pepper on them), and chicken drumsticks. The kids’ area is set down lower, which makes it that kids could technically serve themselves.On the last side of the buffet are the hot dishes that didn’t fit elsewhere–there’s a couple of pasta dishes, fried fish nuggets, a seafood paella, broccoli with cheese sauce, and (my family’s favorite), fried clam strips. I think that my daughter has eaten her weight in fried clam strips over the years of visiting Cape May.The paella is also a favorite dish of my family–some nights it has chorizo in it, which makes it have a bit of a kick. Other nights it doesn’t, and it is a very mild dish.Once you’ve had your fill of dinnertime food, you have to make sure you save room for dessert. All of the desserts are prepared in two-bite size, with the idea that you can try a variety of desserts without feeling (much) guilt. Selections may vary, but there’s usually some types of mini cupcakes, brownies, flourless chocolate cake, cheesecake, or lemon curd.The dessert buffet can be found in two different locations near the front entrance. The first location has the bite-sized desserts ready to take.The second location has “kid-friendly” options (cookies, brownies, pound cake) that can have chocolate or caramel toppings added based on personal preference.At the end of the meal, hot washcloths are brought out–and when they say hot, they mean hot. I swear that they put them in something like what they steam the crab legs in to get them as steaming hot as they are.For dinner, Cape May Cafe is a fairly relaxed environment for a meal if you’re situated away from the buffet area. The decor is pleasing, and includes sand castles, vintage swimwear, and seaside-themed murals. Whether the meal is worth it will depend on your eating habits–if you are not a fan of seafood, it will be difficult to get your money’s worth. If you do like seafood, the quality is good, and the variety is above average. Non-seafood options are predictably weak, but the variety of desserts are exceptional. Prices are around $45 for adults and $25 for kids (depending on time of year). Disney dining plan is accepted (1 table service credit), and Tables in Wonderland is accepted.Have you eaten dinner at Cape May Cafe? What’s your favorite item on the buffet? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Cloud Computing: Lower Costs and Greater Flexibility Lead Many Organizations to the Cloud

first_imgWhat does it take for mid-sized companies to consider the cloud as a viable option to long-used on-premise solutions?  That’s the question that Aberdeen Group recently took up in work sponsored by IFS.Three reasons why mid-sized companies choose to move some of their operations to the cloud from on-premise solutions are:Implementation and maintenance costs are cheaperEliminates or reduces the need to have dedicated on-site IT resourcesProvides flexibility in being able to scale usage up or down, depending on how the organization changesNick Castellina, Research Director at Aberdeen Group, said that “organizations may want to move some of their technology on-premise or utilise a cloud solution to open up a new business unit as part of a multi-tiered ERP strategy.  For mid-market organizations, the flexibility that cloud environments provide actually enables these organizations to implement more technology that can improve processes across the organization. Cloud solutions are more likely to enable mid-market organizations to combat their unique challenges.”David Eager, Vice President of Global Alliances at IFS, said that “as mid-size businesses identify their most critical business challenges, deploying a cloud solution can improve performance and create flexibility… The bottom line is you can quickly and cost-effectively deploy a solution that allows you to adapt to the ever-changing needs of your business.”last_img read more

Carlo Lastimosa signs with Kia

first_imgD-League: Marinero loses 17-point lead but holds off Zark’s-Lyceum SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCarlo Lastimosa gets a new lease on life as he was signed to a one-conference contract with Kia.Team governor Bobby Rosales confirmed the news to as the Picanto gets a big boost on offense with the signing of the former St. Benilde stalwart.ADVERTISEMENT The Picanto have yet to notch a victory in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, going 0-4 so far. They seek to end to their 16-game losing streak on Saturday against Rain or Shine.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lastimosa last played for NLEX where he averaged 8.8 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 16.9 minutes of action.Despite his impressive showing, the Road Warriors bought out the 27-year-old guard and went on their separate ways before the start of the 2017-2018 season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThrough his four-year career, Lastimosa averaged 10.0 markers, 1.9 boards, and 1.5 assists in 17.8 minutes of play in his stops in Barako Bull, Blackwater, and NLEX.His entry is a shot in the arm for Kia, which is drawing the bulk of its offense from Rashawn McCarthy, who leads the team with 15.75 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.0 assists. PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more