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Tiger Woods’ digs for the week is more than a dinghy

first_imgWoods at least has been able to avoid the traffic that has led to commutes of close to two hours from the official hotel depending on the time of morning. Most players have rented homes in the Southampton area.Woods said he stayed with Shinnecock Hills members when he played as an amateur in the 1995 U.S. Open, and near the course in 2004.The Hamptons has no shortage of yachts, and someone suggested to Woods that it must feel odd not to have the biggest ship in New York.“I’m not opposed to that,” Woods said.___ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Tiger Woods approaches the pin on the fifth green during a practice round for the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Tiger Woods brought his yacht, Privacy, to a U.S. Open in New York and missed the cut for the first time in a major.That was 12 years ago when the Open was at Winged Foot.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Nobody’s done that better in the last 20 years than Tiger as far as clutch putting goes,” he said.___TRAILER LIVINGJason Day has learned that life in a motor home can be rewarding on the PGA Tour. He also has learned it can be messy when Bubba Watson is around.Day is staying in what he calls “the bus” in a parking area close to Shinnecock Hills for the U.S. Open. The Australian uses the RV for about 15 tournaments a season, and several other tour golfers have joined him.One is Watson.“Bubba just got one this year, and I’m very kind of more private, and he’s, yeah, he’s a little bit more outgoing,” Day recalled, a wide smile on his face. “And I think we’re at Augusta, and he walks under my bus, and he’s like, ‘Hey, man, what are you doing?’“I’m just sitting in the bus watching TV. He’s like OK. And he’s standing there. And I’m like, do you want to come inside? And he’s eating a burrito, and he decides to come in and talk to me for about 30 minutes. He gets his burrito all over the ground and then just leaves.“Actually, it’s nice to have people like that around, you know, to mess your bus up when you need them to.” PLAYOFF FEVERJordan Spieth now knows that when he’s tied for the lead after 72 holes on Sunday, his work is not done.The USGA has changed its playoff format for all its open championships. If the U.S. Open goes to a playoff, it will be a two-hole aggregate playoff (followed by sudden death if still tied), instead of an 18-hole playoff.Spieth was asked about the two-hole playoff.“It’s the first I’ve heard of that being an option,” he said. “It’s still 18 holes, right?”Wrong.“I guess the strategy changes a little from an entire round, but I honestly had no idea that it even changed,” he said. “I was even looking at a weather forecast for Monday, thinking, ‘What’s it look like if you happen to work your way into a playoff?’ So shows you what I know.”He wasn’t alone.Justin Thomas was asked about the new format and conceded that he wasn’t aware it changed to a two-hole aggregate until he was at lunch. It wasn’t clear if he read a memo from the USGA or the transcript of Spieth’s news conference about four hours earlier.___ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding He can only hope for a different outcome at Shinnecock Hills.“Staying on the dinghy helps,” Woods said with a grin.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe 155-foot yacht is said to include a Jacuzzi, gym and movie theater. It doesn’t sound as though Woods has spent much time ashore except for being at Shinnecock Hills for his first U.S. Open in three years.“Sag Harbor is a cute little town,” he said. “I’ve only been there for a few days now. I haven’t really got a chance to walk about a little bit, but certainly will this week. So far, it’s been nice to kind of get away from the tournament scene and go there to my dinghy, and just really enjoy it.” BACK TO NO. 2If you blinked, you might have missed Justin Thomas’ reign atop golf’s world ranking.The PGA champion took the top spot in May. It’s gone, with Dustin Johnson’s win at Memphis last weekend catapulting him to No. 1, with Thomas just behind.Of course, a win at Shinnecock Hills in the U.S. Open this week would push Thomas back to the top.“It didn’t affect me, or it wasn’t that hard on me because I couldn’t do anything about it,” Thomas said. “I wasn’t playing. I played one tournament and had a good tournament, finished eighth. And D.J. won, so it’s not like he didn’t play well and didn’t earn it or anything. He won a golf tournament and a great tournament. So there’s nothing I can be upset about for that.”Thomas could even laugh a bit about the ranking.“I saw something that was just hysterical on social media,” he explained, “how a lot of the times, you know, when teams or players or whatever it is go on long runs, like the last time this happened. I mean, a little biased but often a scenario is last time Tennessee beat Alabama in football, you know, like iPhones weren’t alive yet and stuff like that.”So what was Thomas’ “last time” moment?“I saw something so funny yesterday,” he said. “It was like the last time that I wasn’t ranked No. 1 in the world, and it was like (Alex) Ovechkin didn’t have a Stanley Cup and Rickie (Fowler) wasn’t engaged. That was it. I thought it was pretty funny, whoever came up with that.”___ MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Germany looks to become 1st repeat World Cup champ in half-century SPIETH AND HIS PUTTERFor all the attention on the short putts Jordan Spieth has missed this year, he still is regarded as one of the best putters in golf. That’s the club that effectively won the British Open for him last summer.Spieth faced a tough question Tuesday, however, when asked if there was someone he regarded as better.He paused.“A lot of great putters out here,” he said, buying time.“That’s why they’re out here,” he said, buying even more time.He finally took the safe way out by saying that no single players come to mind, though he made it clear his confidence isn’t shaken on the greens.“I’d still like to bet on myself, if I can,” he said.Spieth said he prefers to think about who makes putts in big moments, and whether the ball is holed with the right speed and right break. He has made plenty of those, not only at Royal Birkdale last summer but at Chambers Bay on the par-3 16th and even at the Tour Championship in 2015 when he won the FedEx Cup.And he hasn’t forgotten Tiger Woods. 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CCJ issues record number of judgements in 2018

first_imgDuring 2018, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) issued 34 judgements and reasons for decision, its highest number of judgements delivered in a calendar year since it began its operations in 2005.Throughout that period, the CCJ also heard 28 new matters in both its original and its appellate jurisdictions. The court’s term ends on December 17; its last hearing for the year was a case from Barbados, heard on December 5. This matter was the appeal of Renaldo Alleyne, who was convicted of manslaughter after six young women died when the Campus Trendz Mall was firebombed during a robbery in 2010. Alleyne had been sentenced to six concurrent life sentences. The hearing was broadcast live, as are all the hearings from the Court.During this period, the judicial officers will be preparing for upcoming cases and hold case management conferences on current matters. Judicial reform work also continues during this period. The CCJ Academy for Law will be staging during this period its fifth Biennial Conference, in partnership with the General Legal Council, from December 13 to 15, 2018 in Kingston, Jamaica.The Conference is being presented with the support of the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project, the Caribbean Development Bank, CaribExport and Scotiabank Jamaica, and will feature over 50 international and local speakers. During the Conference, the Jurist Project will be launching a Criminal Bench Book for Magistrates and Parish Court Judges. The Bench Book provides guidelines, based on best practices gleaned from courts and judicial officers throughout the Region. The Bench Book will be an excellent resource document for Judges and Magistrates and will provide a template for judiciaries to adapt for their unique situations.Additionally, the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers, UN Women and the JURIST Project collaborated earlier this year to launch a Gender Protocol template, which the Judicial Education Institute of Trinidad and Tobago (JEITT) has developed for use by Judicial Officers in Trinidad and Tobago. The JEITT launched the Trinidad and Tobago Gender Protocol on November 27, 2018.The CCJ is also preparing to launch its second Strategic Plan early next year. The new Plan will cover the period 2019-2023. The Plan will include updated vision and mission statements as well as new core values for the 13-year-old organisation. The Court’s units are currently preparing work plans, which will be broken down to work plans for each CCJ employee, to align with the Court’s overall strategic plan.last_img read more

House on shaky ground

first_img“It’s kind of ironic how they want to put us there for lack of a better place,” Scott Bowles said. Other residents say they are concerned the city is not paying enough attention to its roots. “We’re dismissing the indigenous people, as well as the founding families,” said Senya Lubisich. The lack of solicitation of resident input “seems to be more of a pattern with the city, and we’re just concerned.” Lubisich’s husband, Eloy Zarate, is a founding member of the Friends of La Laguna, a group that led successful efforts to preserve an artist-built playground in Vincent Lugo Park in recent months. Questions regarding the future of the Hayes House and plans for development were referred to Deputy City Manager Steven Preston. Preston did not return repeated calls for comment since last week. “All that is the subject of discussions right now,” said City Manager Mike Paules. Paules said the city hopes to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Ratkovich Company in the next month or two. “Financially, if it’s possible to keep it in place with the proposed project, then that would be something to consider. But right now I don’t know if it’s possible,” said City Councilman Kevin Sawkins. “Where the Hayes House and museum are, it takes up a pretty big piece of land. It may make the project unfeasible.” The proposal is a key component of the city’s effort to revitalize the Mission District, in which the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel is located, and which has not been as successful as had been hoped. “It’s a very, very important project,” Sawkins said. The two structures sit on a lot roughly 100 by 100 feet. The parking lot is about three acres. It makes economic and logical sense to keep the historical house in the historical district, said Scott Bowles’ wife, Isela. “This is the founding region of Los Angeles,” she said. “Everywhere you turn there is history that no one has anymore.” The Victorian house, with its gray wood clapboards, bay window and white cresting at the tip of a gable roof, was built in 1887 on Pine Street between Broadway and Live Oak Avenue. It was built by George Findley Bovard, who later became the fourth president of USC. In 1893, it was purchased by Milton Scott Wilson, a justice of the peace for the town. It stayed in the family until Wilson’s granddaughter, Mary Ruth Hayes, left the house to the historical association after her death in 1990. Inside, the family’s possessions have been saved, including Hayes’ collection of cat figurines, tea cups and dolls. Armchairs, wood stoves, a cabinet-looking ice box and lighting fixtures also remain. “They were the original pack rats,” Williams said. “They never threw anything away.” patricia.ho@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! San Gabriel Historical Association President Bill Williams said he would prefer to have both structures remain together in the Mission District. “We’re in a position where we don’t know,” Williams said. “All we know is they’re talking about it.” The Hayes House was moved to Broadway in 1991. It is named for Edwin Hayes, who helped organize the first San Gabriel City Council and the San Gabriel Union Church. One proposed new location for the house is Smith Park, Williams said. The park is dedicated to the Gabrielino-Tongva, the indigenous people occupying present-day Los Angeles and Orange counties, and their descendants, according to the city brochure. The Gabrielino-Tongva town of Sibangna once stood in the vicinity of the park. SAN GABRIEL – City staff and developers are considering a mixed-use project that may squeeze the 19th-century Hayes House and the San Gabriel Historical Association museum next door from their coveted corner in the Mission District. The struggle between change and historic preservation is especially poignant for some residents in a city that touts itself as the “birthplace of the Los Angeles region.” “Mission life in American reached its fullest development in California, and in no other city is this more evident,” a city brochure reads. The city is “dedicated to preserving the culture, vision and ideals of our heritage.” “These are very strong words here,” said Scott Bowles, pointing to the text. “These ideas are what us residents like.” last_img read more