The Players Championship: Tommy Fleetwood, Keegan Bradley hold lead at 7 under

Moore’s feat at the par-3 17th is the ninth in tournament history, and the first since Garcia’s in 2017.🚨 ALBATROSS! 🚨@Harris_English holes it from 236 yards! 🦅🦅The rarest of birds on No. 11 @THEPLAYERSChamp.#LiveUnderPar— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 14, 2019🚨 HOLE-IN-ONE 🚨SLAM DUNK FOR @RYANMOOREPGA!Magic on the 17th hole @THEPLAYERSChamp.#LiveUnderPar— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 14, 2019Round 2 will resume at 7:40 a.m. ET on Friday. There are two golfers atop the leaderboard after the first round of The Players Championship on Thursday.Keegan Bradley, who has never won at TPC, and Tommy Fleetwood — who has never won on the PGA Tour — shot 7-under 65s to take control of the star-studded field. Bradley had a blemish-free front nine (he started on No. 10) as he carded two birdies to make the turn at 2-under par. He had four more birdies on the back nine as well as one bogey and an eagle on the par-5 16th.He caught up to clubhouse leader Fleetwood, who enjoyed an early tee time and a very clean round.  Related News Fleetwood finished with seven birdies, including three consecutive ones on the 7th, 8th and 9th holes.“I just started picking a few shots up and then you get on a run like 7, 8, 9 and it feels great after that,” he said after his round.The two leaders, however, will have quite the competition as they get ready for a weekend at TPC Sawgrass. Byeong Hun An and Brian Harman are one stroke back in third place (6 under). Rory McIlroy, Vaughn Taylor and Ryan Moore are all tied for fifth place (5 under) while Kyle Stanley and Kevin Kisner are part of a tie for eighth (4 under).Spanish professionals Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia are both tied for 13th (3 under). Tiger Woods and Webb Simpson — the 2018 TPC champion — are in a sizable tie for 35th (2 under).There were also plenty of highlights including an albatross from Harris English, who is also tied for 35th, and a hole-in-one by Moore.   The Players Championship: Tiger Woods shoots 2-under 70, sits in tie for 35th after Round 1 read more

The day Mendoza kicked Antic out and ‘gifted’ the League to Barça

first_imgIn fact, on Sunday January 26, 1992 Madrid defeated, what is life, Tenerife in Chamartín (2-1). Despite the triumph, an isolated whistle was heard from that famous Bernabeu 7 Layout. In a terrible decision that Madrid would pay dearly, a day later Ramón Mendoza insisted on consummating his clumsy strategy: kick Antic and replace Beenhakker (then sports director) on the bench. For a server and the rest of the sports press guild, the matter had a greater scorn. That Monday, January 27, the Annual Press Gala was held, so all of our colleagues were in the act, which ended at the Joy Eslava disco. Suddenly a colleague with a radio stuck to his ear among the dance music of the time said: “Mendoza has fired Antic!”At that time there was no internet like now and the means of communicating the news, apart from radio and television, was in the written press. All running to the newsroom (at that time I was in El Mundo) and it was necessary to change all the editions at dawn, reaching the entire circulation of Madrid and some other capitals. Antic, sunk, told us that it was the decision that had hurt him most in his life. He was going to make that Madrid champion. Insurance. Fate punished Mendoza and ended up losing that League on the last day … precisely against Tenerife. This is how the history of the League that should have appeared in Radomir Antic’s curriculum is written. Rest in peace, friend. That Radomir Antic was a good guy, in the most literal sense of the word, is something that those of us who knew him personally can say. But For those of us who have been printed with the stimulus of the Real Madrid shield, all that remains is to give them words of thanks and apologies at the same time. First thing because he managed to reactivate the competitive pride of that Madrid of the Quinta del Buitre, which collapsed after conquering five consecutive leagues and having repeatedly failed in Europe. After Ramón Mendoza fired John Toshack and experimented with the Di Stéfano-Camacho tandem, the late president hired Radomir Antic for the white bench on March 22, 1991. That League ended with dignity and he earned the right to continue despite the fact that Mendoza had flirted with Sacchi and had praised Pacho Maturana. The dressing room and the fans were with Antic. Mendoza came to offer him a position in the technical organization chart of the club (in fact, he remained in the club, but in an office until the end of the season, because Mendoza did not want to pay him the compensation that corresponded to him), but Antic, in an interview in AS Color, was explicit: “I have earned my continuity.” So it was.The 1991-92 academic year started very well, with a solid, supportive and very effective game, as the Serb liked. Buyo behind was a wall, Rocha showed his best version behind, Hierro was a pichichi in the position that Casemiro now occupies and that Antic invented (he scored 21 goals!), Hagi was a devil upstairs and Michel and Butragueño seemed to recover their old splendor. Barça came to be eight points behind. But there was a sad current of opinion, which insisted on saying that Madrid won “without playing well” and that the Bernabéu “was bored” despite the victories. That was penetrating and Mendoza bought the harmful message.last_img read more

‘Insurance Sector Cardinal to Economic Growth’

first_imgA deputy governor at the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has said that insurance is very important in the Liberian economy because it plays a significant role in mobilizing capital resources for growth and development of the economy.Deputy Governor Boima Kamara made the assertion Monday, May 5, in Monrovia, during formal the opening of the 36th Annual General Meeting and Education conference of the West African Insurance Companies Association (WAICA).The 2-day WAICA Meeting is being held under the theme: “Modern Technological Advances and the Development of the Insurance Industry in West Africa.”Based on that, Mr. Kamara told WAICA delegates that the CBL took over the regulation and supervision of the insurance sector in 2009, and began processing or reforming the sector so that to it operates under the relevant provisions of a new financial institution Act of 1999 including the 1999 CBL Act.Following a compressive survey and extensive consultation with the sectors, Mr. Kamara said that the CBL issued a one-year insurance action plan for the first stage of the reform agenda in 2011.According to the deputy CBL Governor, the focus plan was to ensure that all operating insurance companies in Liberia were in compliance with the required minimum capital as well as strengthening the board and management oversight to reduce risk.“The CBL is pleased to announce to you all that this stage of the reform has been successful, and as a result of the exercise, 20 out 26 insurance companies have met the requirements and have been licensed by the CBL to conduct insurance business in Liberia,” he said.However, the CBL Deputy Bank Governor used the occasion to encourage the 20 insurance operators to seize the opportunity to become part of WAICA.He told them that WAICA has lot of opportunities in the future for Liberia.For his part, the Deputy Minister for Administration and Insurance at the Ministry of Transport, J. Levi Demmah, who delivered the keynote address on behalf of the Liberian government, said it was good for West Africans to come together, to discuss issue pertaining to the growth of the economy in the sub-region.Min. Demmah said since its founding, WAICA has established two institutions in Africa and it is building the human capacity of its staff.He also told WAICA delegates to reflect on their past activities as long as the association exists in the West African region.Mr. Demmah also noted that insurance companies in Liberian have faced many challenges over the years, especially where the country is recovering from civil crisis.However, the Deputy Transport Minister said they were farsighted to launch a compulsory vehicle third party registration in the country, which he said will benefit many Liberians when it comes to accident and casualty.In his welcome remarks earlier, the vice-president of WAICA and president of the Association of Insurers in Liberia (AIL), Momo Fortune, thanked participants for attending this year’s 36th Annual General Meeting and Education Conference in Monrovia and hoped that they will achieve their desire goal at the end of the gathering.Mr. Fortune, General Manager & CEO of Mutual Benefits Assurance Company, is expected to be installed into office as the new president of WAICA today, May 6.The delegates are looking at Modern Technological Advances and the Development of the Insurance Industry in West Africa as well as Business Innovation Powered by technology: the expectations of stakeholders in the Insurance Industry in the sub-region.Meanwhile, the West African Insurance Companies Association (WAICA), is a regional association of insurance companies and institutions in English-speaking West Africa.It was founded in 1973 by insurance institutions in the five West African countries, namely; The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria and Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more