first_imgDALY CITY, Calif. — Sei Young Kim overcame a rough start to win the LPGA Mediheal Championship on Sunday at cold and windy Lake Merced, outlasting Bronte Law and Jeongeun Lee6 with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff. Three strokes ahead entering the day, Kim opened double bogey-bogey and dropped another stroke on No. 8. The 26-year-old South Korean birdied the par-5 15th to regain a share of the lead, dropped back with a bogey on the par-3 17th and birdied the par-5 18th for a 3-over 75 and a spot in the playoff at 7-under 281. Law closed with a 65, finishing more than two hours before Kim, and Lee6 had a 67. Kim won for the eighth time on the LPGA Tour, improving to 4-0 in playoffs. She nearly retraced her regulation path on the 18th in the playoff, almost driving into her own divot and hitting another 4-iron from 199 yards a foot closer than before onto the front right fringe. Law left her approach short and right and pitched to 6 feet. Lee6’s approach bounced into the middle of the green, leaving her a 40-foot eagle putt that she hit 6 feet past. After Kim putted to 2 feet, Law missed her birdie putt to the right, and Lee6’s try went left. Kim then ended it. Full-field scores from the LPGA Mediheal Championship Law, the 24-year-old former UCLA star from England, missed a chance to tie the LPGA Tour record for the largest comeback at 10 strokes. She made five birdies in a six-hole stretch in the middle of the round and reached 7 under with a 4-wood to 4 feet for eagle on No. 15. Lee6 played the final four holes in regulation in 4 under, holing a 12-footer for eagle on 15 and making birdies on 16 and 18. The 22-year-old South Korean has the number in her name because she was the sixth player with the same name on the Korean LPGA. She has embraced the number, answering to it and writing a large ”6” on her balls. Her South Korean fan club is called ”Lucky 6.” Jeongeun Lee5 also plays the LPGA Tour. Lexi Thompson, Amy Yang, Eun-Hee Ji and Charley Hull tied for fourth at 5 under. Thompson, Yang and Ji each shot 71, and Hull had a 74. Hull eagled the 15th to get within a stroke of the lead, then bogeyed the 16th and parred the final two.last_img read more

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first_img Psychologist Barbara Frederickson at the University of North Carolina observed how inducing positive emotions in people following a negative experience loosens the vice grip that the negative event holds psychologically. She also found that people bounced back faster physiologically — their cardiovascular activity slowed. When we landed in Chicago I stood up and turned to look at the mother and her child. She smiled a little nervously at me and started to apologize for her daughter’s crying. I stopped her. I pulled my wallet out of my pocket, opened it, and handed it to her. I pointed to the picture of my two little red-headed daughters. I said, “These are my little girls. They’re wonderful. And they cry too. Your daughter is beautiful. Congratulations.” She smiled and said thank you. I smiled and left the plane feeling good (something I wouldn’t have thought possible after the crying began). So the next time a situation seems to be a frustrating dead-end, ask yourself, “What’s my fork?” There’s almost always another road you can take. ______________________ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreDavid Pollay has advice for anyone in need of rescue from a situation that is so distracting or irritating that you can’t think of anything else. Try this, and see if it works… The plane was full. My seat was 22C. To my surprise there was no one beside me and no one behind me. I felt like I had won the lottery of seating charts. You know the feeling. You can spread out. You can recline without bothering anyone. You can even use two tray tables! I was flying to Chicago to run a workshop. I needed to concentrate on editing my presentation. The peace and quiet would be great. The flight attendants were getting ready to close the doors when I started working. And then it happened. I heard a flight attendant say, “You’re in 23C.” And just as I looked up I heard the increasingly loud sound of a baby crying. An upset baby girl and her mother were coming my way. Right behind me was the seat 23C. Five minutes later the baby’s cry turned into a wail and her little legs were kicking my seat. I couldn’t work with such distraction. There were no answers to my questions: “Why does the little girl have to kick my seat? Isn’t there a way to stop the baby from crying? And why of all places on the plane do they have to sit right behind me!?” I started searching for what I could say, or what I should do. There was nowhere for me to go. When Your Road Turns Negative Create a Fork in the Path Then I smiled. I realized I actually had a choice. I could either see the situation as a dead-end negative, or I could see the situation in another way. I could find another road out and take it. And I did. In that moment I found another way to look at the situation. I now call it “my fork.” I thought of my own children. I started laughing thinking that Eliana, 4, and Ariela, 3, had done their share of crying and seat kicking in airplanes, as hard as we tried to stop it! So I turned the baby’s crying and seat-kicking into a reminder that I have two wonderful little girls of my own. Each time the little girl cried or kicked my seat, I felt grateful for my two girls. Sure I would have preferred the flight to be quieter, but guess what? I was able to work because I became quieter inside. I replaced the negative emotion I was feeling with gratitude for my own children. David J. Pollay is an internationally sought-after speaker and teacher, a syndicated columnist, and is the founder and president of The Momentum Project. Mr. Pollay holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and an Economics Degree from Yale University. E-mail him your thoughts and stories at [email protected] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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first_imgSouth Africa’s Eskom chair resigns after power cuts The logo of state power utility Eskom is seen outside the Koeberg nuclear power plant near Cape Town, South Africa, March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo File photo – REUTERSSouth Africa’s power utility Eskom resumed nationwide power cuts on Monday, cutting up to 1,000 megawatts (MW) from the grid due to unplanned breakdowns of generating units.Eskom said late on Sunday there were unplanned breakdowns of generating units with 11,700 MW capacity and planned maintenance outages at 4,963 MW. The utility has a total of around 45,000 MW of generating capacity.The power cuts, which may last until Thursday, started from 9 a.m. local time (0700 GMT) and will end at 11 p.m.The utility, which has not implemented any power cuts since Feb. 22, produces more than 90% of South Africa’s electricity, but its ailing fleet of coal-fired plants have struggled to keep up with demand, leading to periodic power shortages.Related South Africa’s Eskom extends power cuts into Mondaycenter_img South Africa’s Eskom suspends power cuts but warns system vulnerablelast_img read more

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first_imgWeek 5 in college football is going to be a soggy one along most of the eastern seaboard. But nothing can dampen our enthusiasm for a slew of huge contests as the quest for the College Football Playoff enters its second month. Here are the top five impact games this weekend:1. No. 13 Alabama at No. 6 Georgia3:30 p.m. ET, CBS | 5Dimes line: Georgia by 2½As we saw in year one of the Playoff era, one early loss can be overcome. It’s unlikely that a second one can be, and the Crimson Tide would rather not test that theory. The Bulldogs still have a clean slate but would love to shed the dreaded ‘can’t win the big one’ label that some, fair or not, have attached to them. Alabama’s blanking of UL-Monroe a week ago did little to alleviate concerns on offense, where Derrick Henry is a home-run threat out of the backfield but needs dependable air cover. Georgia also entered the campaign with QB uncertainty. Bulldogs’ fans probably feel better now about Greyson Lambert, though the Alabama defense represents an uptick from that of South Carolina.2. No. 7 Notre Dame at No. 11 Clemson8 p.m. ET, ABC | 5Dimes line: Clemson by 1½This is one of those games whose value could fluctuate wildly by season’s end. For now, it looms as the most important résumé builder to date for both contenders. Clemson QB Deshaun Watson has clearly missed WR Mike Williams, who went out with a neck injury in Week 1. But any Tigers follower who brings up injuries to a Notre Dame fan isn’t going to have a sympathetic audience. WR Will Fuller and RB C.J. Prosise have kept the Irish ship moving. They might need oars Saturday night.3. No. 5 Mississippi at No. 23 Florida7 p.m. ET, ESPN | 5Dimes line: Mississippi by 6½By vanquishing Alabama in Tuscaloosa, the Rebels have assumed the mantle of SEC West favorites. The burden looked heavy against Vanderbilt, but the hangover effect is now out of the way. The Florida defense might be another matter, though QB Chad Kelly doesn’t appear to be troubled by hostile environs. As for the Gators, they go from dark-horse curiosities to SEC East co-favorites in the blink of an eye if they have more points at the final whistle. The offense belongs to Will Grier, but he might have to use his throwing arm more against the Ole Miss front that generally doesn’t let mobile QBs roam free.4. No. 21 West Virginia at No. 14 OklahomaNoon ET, Fox Sports 1 | 5Dimes line: Oklahoma by 9Most preseason forecasts had the Big 12 as a two-horse race between 2014 co-champs TCU and Baylor. A few dissenting opinions are being offered from other campuses around the league. In short, the winner of this clash emerges as a serious challenger. That shouldn’t be surprising where the Sooners and Coach Stoops are concerned, but it’s been a few seasons since ‘Big-Game Bob’ earned his moniker. This will be a step, but the game is just as important for the Mountaineers in their first serious test of the season. WVU enters with the nation’s stingiest scoring defense, while Oklahoma is generating 553 yards of total offense a game with QB Baker Mayfield at the controls.5. No. 22 Mississippi State at No. 15 Texas A&M7:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network | 5Dimes line: Texas A&M by 6½That above comment about the need to avoid a second loss applies equally to the Bulldogs, who still have a plethora of scary games on their slate. The Aggies’ place in the picture is unclear in terms of how their wins to date are stacking up, but they’ll have plenty of chances to prove their mettle. A&M’s receiving corps has been stellar, with Christian Cook and Josh Reynolds both averaging over 18 yards per catch. The MSU attack hasn’t shown the same explosiveness, but on the plus side QB Dak Prescott has yet to throw a pick in 2015.AMWAY COACHES POLL TOP 25last_img read more

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first_img Entries for ISH Studbook SJ Series at Louth Home  »  Breeding News  »  Entries for ISH Studbook SJ Series at Louth 18 April 2016, 13:35 Entries for the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Showjumping Series at Louth County are now open and will close at 4pm this Thursday (21st April). Entries for all ISH SJ classes are on a PRE-ENTRY basis and, for 2016, must be made through the SHOWJUMPING IRELAND ONLINE SYSTEM. No other form of entry will be accepted. Please ensure your entries are made before close of entries. All entries require a €10 pre-booking fee and can ONLY be accepted online. Riders and owners should also make themselves familiar with the criteria for the 2016 Series – ISH SJ Series 2016 Criteria. Tags:last_img read more

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