first_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest [imText1]Bongsu Church is the first Christian place of worship built during the communist rule. In September 1988, North Korean regime constructed the two-storey building with 450 seats in Mankyongdae district, Pyongyang, in order to show the country’s ‘religious freedom’ to foreign visitors of the 13th World Youth and Student Festival in 1989. The construction cost, which was about half a million NK won at that time (equivalent to a quarter million US $), was contributed by ‘Christian believers around the nation and churches overseas,’ according to the Korean Christians Federation of DPRK. Bongsu Church is consisted of a head minister, one vicar, 8 elders, 14 deaconesses, 5 deacons and about 300 gatherers. A construction project of a larger chapel is going on, now. The three-storey new building, which is expected to seat more than 1200 attendants, is being constructed thanks mostly to South Korean Presbyterian churches’ donation of about 4 million dollars. The cost of construction of the church, ten thousand dollars per a square meter, is much higher than that of a luxury hotel in China (about six thousand per m2).Here is my personal experience of the Church. I had lived in Pyongyang from 1996 to 1998. During that time, my cousin introduced me Mr. Hong, a forty two-year old official in the Foreign Ministry. He was living in a quality apartment (in N. Korean standard) and I befriended with him for about a year. Mr. Hong, since he was born in Pyongyang and had resided abroad for a long period of time, did not know much about how people live outside the capital and asked me a lot of questions about local situation. Hong was a graduate of North Korea’s most prestigious Mankyongdae Revolutionary Academy and studied French at KPA Security College. Since then, he had been assigned as a National Security Agency liaison officer to the Foreign Ministry. When he married with a daughter of a senior army officer, Kim Jong Il gave him a wreath and a watch, which was a common gesture by Kim to tame party officials. Hong even served as a deputy chief of mission in DPRK Representative Office in Paris for six years. In February 1997, Hong was appointed to the Bongsu Church. At that time, I thought the ‘Church’ was a type of state-run trade company, because Hong had been expressing his interest in working at trade department. Hong spent much more ‘foreign currency certificate (exchanged with US dollar bills, can replace domestic currency in NK)’ compared to when he was working for the Foreign Ministry. He often bought me sushi in ‘foreign-currency-only restaurants.’ So I supposed the ‘Bongsu Church’ a huge trading company.It was only when I defected from the North to Seoul that I figured out what kind of job Mr. Hong had held in Bongsu Church. He was dispatched to the ‘church’ because he was a trusted security agent. In Seoul, I watched a number of South Korean Christians having service in the Bongsu Church while visiting Pyongyang. Whatever the southern Christian believers’ true intention of attending the chapel is, the fellow ‘Christians’ in Bongsu Church are, in reality, sent by the North Korean government authorities such as United Front Department of KWP and National Security Agency. It is not probable at all for the state-run Bongsu Church to have a true believer, whether of Christianity or any other kind of religion except for the Kim Il Sung/Kim Jong Il cult. News A Church for Security Agents: Bongsu Church in Pyongyang SHARE News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak center_img Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News News By Daily NK – 2006.11.29 1:17pm North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

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first_imgRelatedSpanish Town Prepares for King of Spain RelatedSpanish Town Prepares for King of Spain FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Preparations are in high gear for the visit of the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, to Spanish Town, St. Catherine.The Spanish Monarchs, who are to be conferred with national civil decorations by the Government, will be in the island on a two-day State visit from February 17 to 18.Mayor of Spanish Town, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, told JIS News that the St. Catherine Parish Council, is currently beautifying and cleaning the main corridors in the town.“Over the last six months, we have started some significant improvement to the infrastructure in Spanish Town. A number of roads have been rehabilitated. We are in the process of beautifying the main corridors in Spanish Town,” he said.Currently, he said, the Council, in collaboration with the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) and the Tourism Product Development Company Ltd. (TPDCo), have been beautifying areas along the Spanish Town by-pass and as far as Ferry in the parish. He said that trees and ornamental plants would be planted along the corridor.“It is part of the general thrust to get rid of the rubbish that is normally associated with major urban centres,” he said, adding that the clean-up is not only being done for the visit of the King and Queen, but “to improve the general aesthetics and to preserve our heritage in the town.”The Mayor said that the Old Iron Bridge, in Spanish Town, is also receiving a face-lift, with the cost of restoration being $12 million. He emphasised that it is important for the bridge to be restored, since its base is being worn away by flood waters.Their Majesties are expected to participate in a ceremony, scheduled to take place in Spanish Town Emancipation Square on February 18, where they will be given the Keys to the Old Capital and unveil a signing board, part of the Jamaican Heritage Trail, sponsored by the Spanish Jamaican Foundation. They will also unveil a plaque to commemorate their visit.After leaving Emancipation Square, they will visit the Spanish Town Hospital to open a refurbished wing, which was financed with the assistance of the Spanish Government. Spanish Town Prepares for King of Spain Office of the Prime MinisterFebruary 13, 2009center_img RelatedSpanish Town Prepares for King of Spain Advertisementslast_img read more

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first_imgHomeAsiaNews India’s Jio hits 52M subs, extends free data offer India’s 4G newcomer Reliance Jio Infocomm claims to have signed up 52 million subscribers in less than three months since its official launch in early September.In a televised speech, Reliance Industries chairman and MD Mukesh Ambani also announced it is extending its free voice, data and video offer from the end of the year to the end of March, as part of its new year offer, which starts on 4 December.He said it is adding about 600,000 subscribers per day, with each customer on average using 25 times more data than the average Indian broadband user. “Jio is not only delivering four times more data than all the country’s operators combined, but also much faster throughputs than any other mobile network in India.”Ambani said in September it is targeting 100 million subscribers “in the shortest possible time” and the network will eventually cover 18,000 cities and 200,000 villages in India.Daily limitWith 80 per cent of customers using up to 1GB of data a day and the remaining 20 per cent “using disproportionately more data”, Jio has set a daily limit of 1GB and reduces the data speed to 128Kb/s when users exceed the limit.With so many customers signing up for its free welcome offer in September, he acknowledged it has faced a few issues with data speeds on its network. “About 8 per cent of Jio towers have experienced congestion due to abnormally high data usage. As a result, customers served by these towers have experienced lower data speeds.”Bringing up the issue of limited interconnection capacity from the incumbent operators, Ambani said that while there has been an improvement in recent days following intervention from the government and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Jio’s subscribers have not been able to enjoy the benefits of free HD voice services.Late last month Jio filed a complaint with the Competition Commission of India, once again accusing the country’s top three operators of not providing sufficient interconnections.He also announced the launch of the Jio Money Merchant app, which retailers can download on 5 December. It aims to sign up more than 10 million small retailers in the coming weeks across 17,000 towns and 400,000 villages.“This solution provides access to Jio’s suite of services, including customised offerings such as digital money, for a very important segment of the Indian economy. This will enable digital transactions of all types, whether they be at Mandis, small shops, restaurants, railway ticket counters, for bus and mass transit and even for person-to-person money transfers,” he said. Related Author India to shun China vendors in 5G trials Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Jio to acquire 800MHz spectrum from Airtel for $204M Asia center_img Previous ArticleChina’s top makers generate 11% of global handset profitNext ArticleAT&T fears recede after Trump appointments Joseph Waring Jio profit soars on subscriber gains AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 DEC 2016 Tags 4GIndiaReliance jiolast_img read more

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first_imgCBRE completed the sale of Ocotillo Plaza, a 123,000 SF neighborhood shopping center  at 2840 S. Alma School Rd. in Chandler. The asset sold for $13.57M.Cam Stanton of CBRE’s Phoenix office represented both parties in the transaction. The seller was Ocotillo Plaza Investors LLC of Roseville, Calif. The buyer was Ocotillo Plaza De Rito-P Retail LLC, located in Phoenix.“De Rito was looking for a large, value-add asset in the Chandler area, and they have it in Ocotillo Plaza,” Stanton said. “It is in an excellent location with proximity to the Price Road Business Center immediately west, which is one of the strongest employment hubs in the metro area.”“This is a great project in a great location,” said Iver Bowden, COO of De Rito Partners. “Other retail centers at this intersection are fully leased, so we are excited about Ocotillo Plaza’s potential. It was great working with Cam on this project.”Built in 1986, Ocotillo Plaza shares the intersection of Alma School and Queen Creek roads with an Albertsons-anchored center on the SEC and a Sprouts-anchored center on the NEC. Ocotillo Plaza was 29% leased at the time of sale.last_img read more

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first_img 1 805 All Activity Interesting Aikman Cowboys jersey Sports Logo News Followers 0 Sign in to follow this   Forums Home Posted September 19, 2006 All Activity Share on other sites Share this post Hat Boy Share this post 0 DGivens87 Sports Logos 2,396 posts Share on other sites 2,062 posts 5,531 posts Troy Aikman jersey on EBayNow ordinarily I’d say, “just another eBay special with the wrong number font”, but apparently, this was made by Reebok… Posted September 19, 2006 Posted September 19, 2006 0 Members Forums Home DGivens87 Go To Topic Listing 805 Members Sports Logos 1 Followers 0 0 Members Share this post 0 Sign in to follow this   Now ordinarily I’d say, “just another eBay special with the wrong number font”, but apparently, this was made by Reebok… Reebok made the jersey, but that doesn not mean they screen printed it. Although, it would not surprise me in the least if they did. SportsLogos.Net Share on other sites By DGivens87, September 19, 2006 in Sports Logo News Link to post sacker12 You don’t kill people you don’t know. That’s a rule. 0 Location:East Providence I think that it is a real Reebok jersey, but it is just a reject. It looks like they accidentally used the same style for the navy jersey on this jersey when it was made at the plant. 0 Recommended Posts Link to post Hat Boy This topic is now closed to further replies. Link to post 805 Location:Boston, MA sacker12 Interesting Aikman Cowboys jersey SportsLogos.Net Interesting Aikman Cowboys jersey Sports Logo News 1last_img read more

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first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. – What happens in Vegas this week will be the talk of the dirt track racing nation.Las Vegas Motor Speedway rolls out the red carpet for hundreds of IMCA drivers and thousands of fans traveling to the Entertainment Capital of the World for the 18th annual Duel In The Desert special Nov. 11-14.Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds race for $7,777 to win and a minimum of $777 to start their main event on Saturday. Nov. 14 at the half-mile Dirt Track. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods run for $1,777 to win that evening.Two hundred and twenty-five drivers have pre-entered for the Duel. Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace join the IMCA Modified field in seeking the big payday and a spot on the ballot for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Heat races, “B” features and qualifying features are on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 12 and 13 race programs. Modified qualifiers pay $777 to win and SportMod qualifiers $500 to win both nights.Last-chance races and both Modified Young Guns and Legends features precede Saturday’s main events. The SportMod feature is 25 laps and the Modified feature is 40 laps.Grandstand admission on Thursday is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military personnel and $6 for kids ages 6-12. Friday and Saturday admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and military and $8 for kids.More information about the Duel is available by calling 702 632-8213 and at the website.IMCA.TV will broadcast every lap of the Duel in the Desert on and is title sponsor of the best looking car contest, themed Represent Your State.The Modified best looking contest winner earns $1,000, the Northern SportMod winner $500.Duel In The Desert Modified pre-entries were received from Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kan­sas, Manitoba, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Saskatchewan, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.Those drivers pre-entered include:Mark Abouzeid, Chico, Calif.; Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; Chad Andersen, Fort Calhoun, Neb.; Paris Archie, Sparks; Kris Asche, Shelton, Wash.; Tim Balding, Prunedale, Calif.; Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas; Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas; Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C.; Gord Beaumont, Charlie Lake, B.C.; Eddie Belec, Lakewood, Colo.; Bret Bennett, Bakersfield, Calif.; Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.; Jett Big Eagle, Manor, Sask.; Masen Big Eagle, Manor, Sask.; Tanner Black, Albert, Kan.; Brandon Blochlinger, Concordia, Kan.; and Bland Bohannon, Williston, N.D.;Steve Boles, Bakersfield, Calif.; Roger Bonneville, Calgary, Alb.; Chris Brown, Spring, Texas; David Brown, Kellogg, Iowa; Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa; Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; Bryan Burnes, Lemoore, Calif.; Cale Carder, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; Joe Carr, Petaluma, Calif.; Clayton Christensen, Spencer, Iowa; Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.; Duane Cleveland, Plumas Lake, Calif.; Chris Cole, Cache, Okla.; Ryan Cousins, Darlingford, Man.; Clay Daly, Watsonville, Calif.; and Ryan Daves, Bakersfield, Calif.;David Day, Sherwood, Ore.; Casey Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Mike Densberger, Lincoln, Neb.; Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Logan Drake, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; Rick Durica, Las Vegas; P.J. Dyke, Jamul, Calif.; Bill Egleston, Atwater, Calif.; Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas; Rick Fierro, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Jay Foster, Peoria, Ariz.; Troy Foulger, Martinez, Calif.; Sean Fox, St. Helen’s, Ore.; Andy Freeman, Central Point, Ore.; Jeremy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo.; Joe Frock, Reno; and Garrett Funk, Phoenix, Ariz.;Joey Galloway, Manor, Sask.; Joe German, Aberdeen, Wash.; Albert Gill, Central Point, Ore.; Cody Grabbe, Yuma, Ariz.; Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; Tyson Groves, Brush, Colo.; Greg Gustus, Brighton, Colo.; Don Hagan, Mesa, Ariz.; Mike Hagen, Willison, N.D.; Travis Hagen, Williston, N.D.; John Hansen, Brush, Colo.; Delos Haugen, Burlington, N.D.; William Heath, Kaiser, Mo.; Kyle Heckman, Bakersfield, Calif.; Robert Hellebust, Minot, N.D.; Nick Herrera, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.; Shane Hiatt, Rising City, Neb.; and Robert Higgins, Beckworth, Calif.;Jason Hilliard, Cache, Calif.; Jared Hoefelman, Columbus, Neb.; Bobby Hogge IV, Salinas, Calif.; Roger Holder, Bakersfield, Calif.; Rich Horibe, Pahrump; Darrell Hughes II, Manteca, Calif.; Kevin Irwin, Bakersfield, Calif.; Bricen James, Albany, Ore.; Raymond Keldsen Jr., Aromas, Calif.; William Kinden, Williston, N.D.; Tony Kinkade Jr., Pahrump; Kenny Kirkpatrick, Nipomo, Calif.; Chester Kniss, Antioch, Calif.; Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay, Wis.; Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; and Danny Lauer, Nipomo, Calif.;Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; William McGuire, Belton, Texas; Mike Meazell, Gilroy, Calif.; Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas; Matt Micheli, Live Oak, Calif.; William Miller, Yuma, Ariz.; Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa; Joey Moriarty, Glendale, Ariz.; Troy Morris Jr., Bakersfield, Calif.; Mike Mullen, Suamico, Wis.; Matt Murphy, Susanville, Calif.; David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan.; and Jacob Murray, Hartford, Iowa;Joel Myers, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Dale Neitzel, Shepherd, Mont.; James Ness, Minot, N.D.; Mitchell Niemi, Lakeside, Calif.; Steve Noland, Terra Bella, Calif.; Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; Andy Obertello, Hollister, Calif.; Lawrence O’Connor Port Hardy, B.C.; Jeff Olschowka, Quincy, Calif.; Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz.; Nicholas O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz.; Richard Papenhausen, Chico, Calif.; Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz.; Michael Paul, San Anselmo, Calif.; Jeremy Payne, Nixa, Mo.; Reed Payne, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; and Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.;Freddie Plourde, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Ryan Porter, Atwater, Calif.; Joey Price, Great Falls, Mont.; Chett Reeves, Bakersfield, Calif.; Chad Reichenbach, Bakersfield, Calif.; Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.; Ryan Roath, Phoenix, Ariz.; Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa; Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; Dusty Safley, Price, Utah; Cory Sample, Winnemucca; Rob Sanders, Bakersfield, Calif.; Robby Sawyer, Bakersfield, Calif.; Darren Schatz, Williston, N.D.; Ken Schrader, Concord, N.C.; and Jerry Schram, Vancouver, Wash.;Alan Sharpensteen, Amarillo, Texas; Johnny Sheets, Gatesville, Texas; Dylan Sherfick, WaKeeney, Kan.; Todd Shute, Des Moines, Iowa; Steve Simpson, Kingman, Ariz.; Dylan Smith, Osceola, Neb.; Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa; Rick Spangler, Grand Junction, Colo.; Jeff Stafford Jr., New River, Ariz.; Jeff Stafford Sr., New River, Ariz.; Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; Jason Strand, Portland, N.D.; Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Stephen Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; and Mickey Stubbings, Helper, Utah;And Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; Wade Taylor, Spring Creek, Nev.; Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; Rob VanMil, Barnesville, Minn.; Mike Villanueva, Atwater, Calif.; Josh Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif.; Kenny Wallace, Concord, N.C.; Mark Wauge, Medford, Ore.; R.C. Whitwell, Bakersfield, Calif.; Jesse Williamson, Coburg, Ore.; Alexander Wilson, Salinas, Calif.; Kyle Wilson, Salinas, Calif.; Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D.; Collen Winebarger, Corbett, Ore.; Billy Wormsbecker, Big Bear Lake, Calif.; Bryan Wulfenstein, Pahrump; and Justen Yeager, Green River, Wyo.Northern SportMod entries have been received from Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Ne­braska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.Those drivers include:Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb.; Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Ore.; James Cecil, Bakersfield, Calif.; Ricky Childress Jr., Bakersfield, Calif.; Danny Concelman, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Brian Cooper, Yuba City, Calif.; Todd Cooper, Yuba City, Calif.; Brenden Damon, Great Bend, Kan.; Chuck Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif.; Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Bill Ferguson, Norwood, Colo.; Anthony Fierro, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Merl Fitzpatrick, Brooks, Alb.; Austin Frye, Taft, Calif.; Brendon Frye, Taft, Calif.; Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan.; and Jason George, Laveen, Ariz.;Ryan Gilland, Beatrice, Neb.; Anthony Giuliani, Morgan Hill, Calif.; Jordan Hagar, Bakersfield, Calif.; Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.; Shane Helton, Artesia, N.M.; Rex Higgins, Bloomfield, N.M.; Jeremy Hoff, Copperopolis, Calif.; Jerry Hoffman, Oronogo, Mo.; Brylon Holder, Bakersfield, Calif.; Jesse Hoskins, Longdale, Okla.; Garrett Jernagan, Bakersfield, Calif.; Buddy Ray Jones, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Brenda Kirby, Lomita, Calif.; Tony Konold, Clear Lake, S.D.; Rick Kretschmann, Sheboygan Falls, Wis.; Luke Krogh, Dickinson, N.D.; and Greg Larson, Kindred, N.D.;And Chris McKellar, Bakersfield, Calif.; Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; Jason Nation, Bakersfield, Calif.; Marisa Odgers, Mariposa, Calif.; Mark Odgers, Mariposa, Calif.; Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif.; Ricky Saunders, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Scott Saunders, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.; Jared Schweitzer, Bakersfield, Calif.; Billy Simkins, Bakersfield, Calif.; Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz.; Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif.; Nick Sylvester, Bakersfield, Calif.; Ron Tex Jr., Papillion, Neb.; Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif.; Sean Tyson, Council Bluffs, Iowa; and Jason Wilkey, Batesville, Ark.last_img read more

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first_imgSteve Baker (2nd left) with Graeme Dunn (left), Colm O’Donovan (far right) and Phil Davies.PSC Golf from the Pattaya Links Golf SocietyMonday, July 23, Laem Chabang – StablefordA Flight1st Paul Smith (2) 38pts 2nd Pete Seil (6) 37pts3rd Kevin McEntee (7) 37pts4th John Pierrel (12) 35ptsB Flight1st Wayne Peppernell (16) 38pts2nd Maurice Roberts (14) 35pts3rd Kazunoyi Okamoto (16) 33pts4th John Carling (19) 33ptsC Flight1st Masayuki Okada (22) 37pts2nd Masaaki Sugaya (24) 32pts3rd Len Jones (27) 28pts4th Paul Garvie (24) 27ptsMonday saw the society continue its low season golf odyssey at Laem Chabang and again found the course (B & C nines) in superb condition.The forty-plus field teed off in twelve groups in hot and sultry conditions and good scores were at a premium for the three flights, cut at twelve and nineteen and a mere few managed to do better than net par on the day.In the third flight, fourth place went to Paul Garvie with 27 points, one behind Len Jones’ 28 points. Runner up was Masaaki Sugaya with 32 points and the winner was his fellow countryman Masayuki Okada with 37 points.In the second flight fourth place went to John Carling with 33 points, losing third to Kazunoyi Okamoto on countback. Second place went to Maurice Roberts with 35 points, twenty of which were recorded on the extremely tough C nine. The flight winner was Wayne Peppernell with an excellent 37 points.In the top flight John Pierrel found himself in fourth place with 35 points, a couple behind Kevin McEntee and Pete Seil, with the latter taking second on countback. The best score of the day was reserved for Paul Smith whose gross 72 would have ranked in the top twenty a day earlier in the final round of the Singha Thai tournament on the same course.Near pins went to Kevin Rogers (B5), Paul Smith (B8), Mick Alleyne (C5) and Pete Seil (C8) whilst the consolation brace went to Michael Olah for his best front nine of 21 points and Matt Cronin’s 17 points on the back nine.Wednesday, July 25, Royal Lakeside – Stableford1st Steve Baker (19) 41pts2nd Petr Petursson (6) 40pts3rd Maurice Roberts (14) 38pts4th Alan Walker (28) 37ptsTwenty-two golfers made the trip to Royal Lakeside and eighteen of them played in the comp.Steve Baker and Petr Petursson finished the day in first and second places, both with great scores of 41 and 40 points respectively. In third place was Maurice Roberts with 38 points, while the “Rev”, Alan Walker, defied age to score 37 points for fourth spot.The near pins were won by Steve Baker (3), Colm O’Donovan (6), Phil Davies (12), and Maurice Roberts (15)Consolations nines went to Stuart Brown (front, 25pts) and Ray Byron (back, 19pts).Friday, July.27, Pattavia – StablefordA Flight1st Pete Seil (6) 41pts2nd Stuart Thompson (16) 38pts3rd Masao Ishikanwa (16) 38pts4th Maurice Roberts (14) 37ptsB Flight1st Greg Proctor (22) 40pts2nd Colm O’Donovan (19) 38pts3rd Alan Walker (28) 31pts4th Mike Tottenham(21) 30ptsPattavia Century played host to our twenty seven avid golfers today and this course turned it on and the greens were just right – not too fast and not too slow.Two thirds of the field scored 30 points or better, for a field average of 32 points and that average was helped by a magnificent 41 points from Pete Seil off his handicap of #6 (gross73).Stuart Thompson’s nice steady round of 38 points saw him take second spot on a count-back from Masao Ishikawa, while Maurice Roberts had a credible 35 points to round out “A” flight.Greg Proctor carded a big 40 points to relegate Colm O’Donovan to second place in “B” flight. Then there was a big gap to third placed Alan Walker with 31 points and Mike Tottenham in fourth with 30.Four near pins went to Pete Seil (4), Simon Niven (7 and 17), and Bob Stokes (13).Consolations best nine prizes went to Phil Davies (front, 19pts) and Wayne Peppernell (back, 19pts).last_img read more

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first_imgThis is a 2014 file photo of Pittsburgh Steelers NFL football center Maurkice Pouncey. (AP Photo/File)china doll; noun phrase:  A woman of very delicate beauty; a pretty and fragile woman. Again in 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers star center Maurkice Pouncey has suffered a major injury in Sundays 24-19 win over the Green Bay Packers in a game that realistically did not mean “diddly squat.”For decades it has been my opinion that preseason games border on almost being evil. That is an exaggeration but I hope that you get my point. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers almost echoed my sentiments as well when discussing the knee injury of his star wide receiver, Jordy Nelson who was injured in the “exhibition” contest as well.It’s difficult to lose a guy like that over a meaningless game” Rogers said after the game. “I think that it’s disappointing that you have injuries like this one in the preseason.”  The Packers like the Steelers are going to have to find someone to step up and fill the void at wide receiver just like the Steelers are going to have to find several players to step up at center, and kicker. And deal with the situation.  As far as giving the thumbs up in regards to being comfortable with replacement wide outs, Rodgers simply said: “I’m not sure yet.”Aubrey BruceBack to the injury to Pouncey.  As former President Ronald Reagan would say; “here we go again.” Please indulge me and hit the rewind button.  On September 8, 2013 Pouncey suffered a season ending injury in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans, the season opener!  We may not be able to define Maurkice Pouncey as a “woman of delicate beauty or a pretty woman but we may be able to sneak the word “fragile” into a sentence or two regarding the illustrious Steelers offensive lineman.H’mm, maybe porcelain doll might be a more fitting definition of Monsieur Pouncey but hold your horses.  It appears to me like his last two injuries may have been the result of friendly fire.When Mike Tomlin was questioned about the injury he said, “I will give you the information once we handle the surgical procedure.  Let’s hope that I’m wrong but by the time you read this, my “guesstimate” is that Pouncey” the injured left ankle of Maurkice Pouncey may be a bit more serious than is being discussed especially if the injury can’t be analyzed until after the “surgical procedure.”Mike Tomlin and many coaches in professional sports say that: “injuries are a part of the game” but that blanket phrase is a bit too general when it comes to the often fragility of specific players and athletes.I have pointed out many times in the past that there should only be one “tune up” preseason game played in the NFL. My reasoning is and always has been is that NFL players are going to be normally subjected the perils of battle and will be injured during a normal NFL game, anyway.As far as “evaluating” younger players, draft picks and even free agents, coaches and GM’s would be better served not to subject many players to situations in which players who are at risk of being cut or waived must do certain things, almost anything just to make the team.The position of center on any football team from midget league to Super Bowl Champion is usually looked upon as the “anchor” of the offensive line.  When a captain pulls up the anchor of a boat from deep waters, the vessel can only do one of three things; 1. Fire up a strong engine and continue the journey. 2. Set sails and sail with or against the wind. 3. Float to and fro with no direction.The Steelers have at the moment lost their anchor.  How they plan to navigate the treacherous waters of the NFL, remains to be seen.Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412.583.6741He is also a contributing columnist for urbanmediatoday.comFollow him on [email protected]last_img read more

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first_imgCurrent Cameroon assistant coach Patrick Kluivert told Sport 360 in an interview that he admires PSG striker Kylian Mbappe, who for him is the best goalscorer in the world today. Kluivert: “Actualmente Mbappé es el mejor goleador del mundo” Upd. on 07/02/2019 at 11:08 CET 06/02/2019 “For me (Mbappe) is the best current goalscorer,” said Kluivert, picking him above Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Mbappe is the youngest player to score eight Champions League goals, at 18 years and nine months, a number that it took Messi until the age of 20 and seven months to reach. This season Mbappe has 18 in the French league and three in the Champions League.center_img “70 per cent of it is natural instinct, 30 per cent is the rest of it that you have to learn, the way you move on the pitch, where you ask for the ball and your communication with your team-mates,” said the ex Ajax, Milan, Barca and PSG forward.  Sport EN IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

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first_imgBy Bonny Burrows Local band Before Time Fades has released its debut single, a fund-raiser for mental health support services….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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