first_imgCarpio 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “You like to see those guys out there,” Draymond Green said of Durant and Curry. “But obviously we have other guys that can step up.”Durant was out with a sprained left ankle, giving him extra rest before Golden State wraps up its four-game trip at Oklahoma City on Wednesday night in his former home arena. Omri Casspi started in his place and had 12 points and eight rebounds.The Warriors trailed 74-52 at halftime in Philadelphia on Saturday before scoring 47 points in the third quarter and winning 124-116. Curry appeared determined to get Golden State going quickly in Durant’s absence, scoring 13 points while playing all 12 minutes in the first quarter.“For sure,” Curry said. “It’s 25, 26 points that are missing and you’ve got to try to put pressure on the defense to kind of honor your scoring threat and open up the floor for everyone else.”Allen Crabbe scored 25 points, and Spencer Dinwiddie had 21 points and eight assists for the Nets.ADVERTISEMENT No. 1 draft pick Fultz out 2 to 3 more weeks for 76ers “I thought we were taken by the moment a little bit,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “You know, these guys play a lot of big games, but I felt like were frozen for some reason.”It was 64-42 at halftime and the Warriors extended the lead to 28 in the third, though the Nets cut that in half by period’s end, scoring 42 points to trim it to 98-84.TIP-INSWarriors: Kerr said center Zaza Pachulia’s two sons are serving as the Warriors’ ball boys during their trip. “Zaza told me last night that after losing in Boston and then we were down 20 at halftime last night, he said if we didn’t win this game he was going to FedEx his kids back to the Bay Area,” Kerr said. “So I’m glad we won so he didn’t have the stuff the kids into a FedEx box.”Nets: Atkinson said the Warriors’ offense might be the best of all time. “Think about Steve’s Kerr kind of background,” Atkinson said, “playing for Phil Jackson and playing in the Spurs system and then obviously with the Suns as the GM he was with (Mike) D’Antoni and it’s kind of like he’s got all areas covered.” … Trevor Booker started at center but played just nine minutes because of a sprained left ankle.TALKING TRUMP’S TWEETKerr, who has been critical of President Donald Trump, on Trump’s tweet that should have left LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail, after LaVar Ball minimized Trump’s involvement in comments to ESPN.“Two people seeking attention and they’re both getting it, so I’m sure both guys are really happy,” Kerr said. “You know what would help? If all of you just stopped covering both of them. Is that possible? You could probably stop covering LaVar. I don’t think you can stop covering the president. I don’t think that will work.”ROUGH ROADThe Nets opened November with five road games in the West, returned to Brooklyn for a three-game stint that featured Boston and Golden State, the NBA’s two top teams, and now go back on the road to face Cleveland, where they have lost eight in a row.“Listen, I worry a lot so I try not to look ahead too far and every game’s so tough in the NBA,” Atkinson said, “but this is a tough stretch for us.”UP NEXTWarriors: Visit Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.Nets: Visit Cleveland on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Curry also had seven assists but committed seven turnovers and his last two fouls came on charging calls.“Obviously, he was brilliant I mean in terms of his scoring and shot-making but I thought in the second half he got a little wild,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He kind of had his way out there for a while and he got so excited that he probably went over the top and started making some mistakes.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneA night after erasing a 22-point halftime deficit in Philadelphia, the Warriors built a 22-point cushion after two quarters behind 22 points from Curry. Playing without Durant, they led by 28 in the third quarter but Brooklyn cut it all the way to four after Curry picked up his sixth foul with three minutes remaining.Klay Thompson then scored seven of his 23 points in the final two minutes. LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK — Stephen Curry knew he needed to start aggressively to make up for the absence of Kevin Durant.Then the Warriors had to finish the job without Curry after foul trouble ended his best game of the season.Curry had season highs with 39 points and 11 rebounds, and Golden State held on after he fouled out to beat the Brooklyn Nets 118-111 on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

first_imgThe second period was all FSJ. It began with a nice goal from Jeff Shipton, who took a drop pass from Jeff Fast and buried it to put the Flyers ahead. Ryan Carter soon scored his second of the game, while Tyler Loney scored a short-handed goal on a beautiful behind-the-back drop pass from Shipton (Mike Shipton was still a scratch with a shoulder injury – though he will be back soon). Before the period was out, Jeff Shipton had his second goal, which led to a tantrum from Rangers captain Faron Duthie which saw him ejected from the game.In the third, Spirit River had another good start, and looked like they might fight back into the game. Goals from Kyle Reiman and Trevor Mazurek made it 5-3, but the Flyers quickly put the game away, with three more of their own – scored by David Alexander, Clayton Bahm, and Bryan Lewis.On the whole, the game was a pretty chippy affair. The Rangers took a lot of penalties, making their life even more difficult. Their coaching staff was continually upset – at times deserved – at the parade of Rangers heading to the box. But, Coach Brash says chippy play is Spirit River’s specialty, adding the officiating didn’t cost them the game. [asset|aid=719|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=54a82ae49f744f5c2b3a9abb877c030d-Brash-SR_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement But there is still hope for Saturday. The Rangers pushed the Flyers to overtime in both games in Spirit River last year (winning one) and hope to have a slightly fuller bench and supportive crowd. [asset|aid=722|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=54a82ae49f744f5c2b3a9abb877c030d-Brash-Saturday_1_Pub.mp3] Catch Saturday’s game live on Moose FM, with the pregame show starting at 8:15. The Spirit River Rangers came into Thursday’s game with the best record in the league, and for the first ten minutes, they played like it.But soon, the Flyers were too much, the Rangers were undisciplined, and the scoreboard showed it.The Rangers scored the first goal of the game, only 1:16 into the first, when a Craig Venhola point shot was tipped in front, and past Chad Vizzutti, who came up from Powell River to join the team for another couple of games. – Advertisement – [asset|aid=717|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=54a82ae49f744f5c2b3a9abb877c030d-Vizzutti-early_1_Pub.mp3] Over the course of the first period, the Flyers slowly turned the tables, but it took until the end of the first period for the Flyers to get on the board, with a powerplay goal, on a recipe Flyers fans have seen before – Kip Noble setting up Ryan Carter for a one-timer. The goal prompted a deluge of Teddy Bears showered onto the ice, all to be donated to the Salvation Army. Carter came up from Calgary for the 2-game series, and though he was fighting a bit of a cold, he was still comfortable and confident. [asset|aid=718|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=54a82ae49f744f5c2b3a9abb877c030d-carter-early_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementcenter_img [asset|aid=720|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=54a82ae49f744f5c2b3a9abb877c030d-Brash-reffing_1_Pub.mp3] Ryan Carter on Spirit River’s discipline: [asset|aid=721|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=54a82ae49f744f5c2b3a9abb877c030d-Carter-penalties_1_Pub.mp3] In the end, the highly anticipated game didn’t really live up to its billing. Spirit River ended up with 49 minutes in penalties, compared to FSJ’s 13. That includes 5 minutes each for a late fight between Tyler Loney and Trevor Mazurek. The Flyers scored 3 times on the powerplay, and added a short-handed goal.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgLOS ANGELES – The ninja turtles mutated into gold at the box office. The Warner Bros. adventure “TMNT,” a computer-animated update of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” comics, cartoons and 1990s live-action movies, debuted as the top weekend flick with $25.45million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Warner Bros. also had the second-place movie with its hit “300,” which had been the No.1 film the previous two weekends. The battle epic set in ancient Greece took in $20.5million, lifting its total to $162.4million. Paramount’s “Shooter,” starring Mark Wahlberg as an ex-Marine sniper framed for a presidential assassination, led the runners-up among a rush of new movies, opening at No.3 with $14.5million. New Line’s family fantasy “The Last Mimzy” premiered in fifth place with $10.2million. The movie centers on a brother and sister who discover a mysterious box of toys and are endowed with superhuman powers to help them preserve humanity’s future. Fox Atomic’s horror sequel “The Hills Have Eyes 2,” about National Guard troops who stumble on mutant cannibals in the desert, opened at No.7 with $10million. Adam Sandler had a soft debut for his latest dramatic detour, the post-Sept.11 drama “Reign Over Me,” which came in at No.8 with $8million. The Sony release features Sandler as a lost soul whose family died in the Sept.11 attacks, with Don Cheadle co-starring as an old friend helping him reconnect with the world. Lionsgate’s sports tale “Pride,” starring Terrence Howard and Bernie Mac in the story of a coach who starts a swim team for impoverished black kids in the ’70s, opened with $4million at No.9. Hollywood continued a recent business upswing with the top 12 movies taking in $125.7million. That’s up 28percent from the same weekend last year, when “Inside Man” debuted at No.1 with $29million. The upward trend likely will end next weekend. New movies that include Will Ferrell’s comedy “Blades of Glory” and the animated feature “Meet the Robinsons” will have a hard time matching last year’s “Ice Age: The Meltdown,” which opened with $68million the first weekend in April 2006. “We’re on a roll and on an upstreak right now, but it’s going to be a real tough comparison for this weekend,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. “TMNT” follows the escapades of four hip turtles who mutate into man-sized reptiles and use their martial-arts mastery to fight bad guys. “It’s sequel-time dudes,” said Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of the Weinstein Co., which is distributing “TMNT” overseas. “We knew from the inception of this project that that the `TMNT’ characters would continue to resonate with audiences across the world.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

first_img Democrat Jim Alger said he has collected $35,000 in contributions. Alger said Smyth’s visibility in Santa Clarita could work against the two-term local councilman. “I think the fact that he’s well-known makes him vulnerable,” Alger said. “He will stand on his record, I will stand on mine.” Alger, who lives in the Porter Ranch-Northridge area, is president of the Northridge West Neighborhood Council and a senator in the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council. He just picked up the endorsement of Julie Butcher, the general manager of GSI Union Local 347, for service employees, which represents city workers in Los Angeles and Santa Clarita. He has been endorsed by other neighborhood council members. Democratic candidate Lyn Shaw has declared $4,734 in contributions for the year 2005. Sid Gold is another Democratic challenger. Candidates in the state Assembly race have until March to file nomination papers. The primary will be held June 6, and the general election will be held in November. Smyth has closed his Santa Clarita City Council campaign committee. He was not required to file a report with the city on Jan. 31 because he had filed a statement that covered the current reporting period last year. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The district served by Richman, R-Granada Hills, covers Santa Clarita and portions of the north San Fernando Valley and Simi Valley. Smyth’s only Republican competitor so far is Mary Barrientos, who has collected about $20,000 in contributions, she said. The two will face off in the June primary, and the top vote-getter will face the leading Democrat in the November election. Barrientos heads an intergovernmental affairs-public relations office. She was propelled into the race on the issue of “balancing the California budget on the backs of first responders.” “I don’t even feel like I’m in a race, I’m always talking, advocating,” she said. “I feel like I’m working. My job is to interview for this job, the constituents will be my bosses.” Barrientos said she has received endorsements from Sheriff Lee Baca, the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, the Los Angeles County Peace Officers Association and former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin, among others. SANTA CLARITA – Councilman Cameron Smyth has emerged as the top fundraiser from the field of five candidates vying to succeed termed-out state Assemblyman Keith Richman. As of Dec. 31, Smyth, a Republican, had received $215,000 in contributions, according to campaign finance statements filed this week. “I’m not taking anything for granted,” Smyth said. “As I build my name identification and my campaign continues to evolve through the district I hope support will continue to grow from there.” Smyth said he has been endorsed by Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, Simi Valley City Councilman Glen Becerra and Los Angeles City Councilman Greig Smith. Smyth has held about four fundraisers and has several more planned. last_img read more

first_img Kane is perfecting the art of holding up the ball and bringing others into play 6 Kane scores from the spot The striker thrives on pressure like all world class players and, with so much going on at Spurs right now, he steered the ship to an important three points.In the absence of Hugo Lloris, Kane was superb as skipper – leading the line well with zip and vigour under pressure from the two hulking centre-halves.Moment of the match – Murray’s handballAbsolutely ridiculous from the experienced striker, gifted Spurs a chance to make the all-important breakthrough. 6 Glenn Murray punches Trippier’s free-kick, but there was no guarantees it was going in The Brighton boss would have hated watching his side concede so cheaply Kane stepped up and, as reliably as ever, drilled the ball past Mathew Ryan to the obvious relief of the north London contingent.As the second half went on, Spurs grew in confidence and added to their lead when Erik Lamela started and finished a fine move to sweep home in front of the travelling fans.Anthony Knockeart spurned a glorious opportunity earlier on in the game, but finally got on the scoresheet for a late consolation when he turned Danny Rose inside out before firing home smartly. 6 With third-choice keeper Paulo Gazzangia between the sticks after Michel Vorm’s injury, Spurs were determined to not let their defensive frailities let them down once again.They dominated possession in east Sussex and Kane’s well-taken penalty (although stupidly given away) was deserved.Brighton are the Premier League comeback kings having recovered from being two goals down against Fulham and Southampton this season already.So when Erik Lamela tucked Danny Rose’s cross home, few Brighton fans would have thought the game was over. But, despite his lack of first-team action, Gazzaniga stood firm and will feel unlucky to have not kept a clean sheet.He could do nothing as Knockaert whipped a delightful shot past him to leave him stranded at the far post.Star Man – Harry KaneAlthough Danny Rose produced a wonderful display and capped it off with an assist, it was the leadership of Kane which carried Spurs through. With so much scrutiny on the visitors, Chris Hughton would have known this was a fantastic opportunity to compound some misery unto his former side.As it was, this moment of madness effectively decided the way the contest was to go.Premier League Table Harry Kane delivered a captain’s performance to help Tottenham Hotspur see off Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday evening.A ludicrous handball in the box by Glenn Murray to divert Kieran Trippier’s free-kick would have left Seagulls boss Chris Hughton fuming as it gifted the visitors the chance to take the lead out of nowehere. 6 6 A fantastic finish, but ultimately in vain for Knockaert 6last_img read more

first_imgTHE leader of Sinn Fein on the county council said they had been ‘frog-marched’ into the vote – and was angry that an adjournment hadn’t been granted.Fine Gael, Labour and the independents saw the opportunity to strike when Cllr Donaghey failed to show for the vote.Cllr Mick Quinn said his party’s mandate was ignored and they were not given a chance to discuss the figures. Party colleague Jack Murray said it looked as though Fianna Fail would go through with the vote “all week but it didn’t end up that way.”He said he was shocked and disappointed with the outcome.Cllr Quinn said his party wanted to send a clear message to the Government.“People talk in this council about the forgotten county but it has been fed the crumbs from the Dublin table and we had the opportunity to force the Minister’s hand,” he said. “When your neighbours have their water meters fitted,” said Cllr Quinn pointing at Fine Gael, “you have accepted that.” SINN FEIN ‘EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED’ AT VOTE was last modified: January 13th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week PICO RIVERA — Pico Rivera will step back in time Saturday with the return of the historical Huck Finn Parade and Jubilee. The parade will start at 10 a.m. at Jackson Street and will make its way south down Passons Boulevard to El Rancho High School. The parade will feature a variety of floats and marchers representing many community organizations, service clubs and schools. City leaders and community VIPs will also ride in the parade together with Pico Rivera’s oldest resident at 104 years of age. At the high school, parade participants will join the Huck Finn Jubilee at Dons Stadium featuring children’s activities and games, community booths and a Huck Finn look-alike contest. For more information, call (562) 942-9833. Concert raises $10,000 for charity PICO RIVERA — Pico Rivera Cares, a family concert held in October at El Rodeo Restaurant and Nightclub, raised more than $10,000 for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The concert is now featured on the city’s cable TV channel, CTV3. People can still help the effort by sending donations to American Red Cross-Hurricane Relief, 6706 Friends Ave., Whittier, CA 90601. Beef taco dinner set by VFW post PICO RIVERA — The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 6315 will hold a beef soft-taco dinner fund-raiser from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at its facility, 4865 S. Durfee Ave. The dinner includes beans, rice, salad and dessert. Donation is $5.50 per person. For more information, call (562) 949-8159. Credit card fraud topic of program MONTEBELLO — Assemblyman Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, will hold a free forum on the prevention of credit card fraud from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Quiet Cannon, 901 N. Via San Clemente, Montebello. Experts from MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express and the California Department of Privacy and Protection will provide tips on how owners of brick and mortar stores, e-retailers and other business leaders can detect fraud at the register. Attendees will learn each of the credit company’s process for authorization, how to handle disputes, how to avoid losses from credit card fraud and ways to stop credit card fraud while providing outstanding customer service. Lunch will be provided. For more information or for reservations, call (323) 838-5858. CHP station installs child safety seats SANTA FE SPRINGS — The California Highway Patrol, Santa Fe Springs station, offers free child safety seat-installation inspections each Monday by appointment at the station, 10051 Orr and Day Road. For an inspection appointment, call (562) 868-0503. Tours of Neff Home offered Saturdays LA MIRADA — Free tours of the Neff Historic Site are available from 2 to 4 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays each month. The site includes the Neff Home, built in 1893 by Andrew McNally of Rand McNally Publishing Co.; Neff barn, which houses displays and artifacts; and the George House, named for the ranch foreman. Neff Historic Site is at 14300 San Cristobal Drive. For information, call La Mirada Community Services at (562) 943-7277. — From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER — Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe will speak at the 11 a.m. Friday lunch of the Whittier Republican Women Federated. The club meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive, Whittier. For reservations, call Pat King, (562) 695-0690. Cost is $17. Huck Finn Parade set in Pico Riveralast_img read more

first_imgDownload the hearZA app and test yourself and two friends’ hearing via your smartphone. The innovation is from a South African team and is used globally.It’s a world first – a smartphone app that lets people test their hearing, says lead researcher Prof De Wet Swanepoel. The app was created by a South African research team and it is being tried all over the world. (Images supplied)Melissa JavanMore than 40,000 hearing tests have been done with a hearing app created by a South African team of researchers. The hearScreen app, provided on a smartphone, is being used in 25 countries worldwide, including Ethiopia, Australia and Guatemala.Because of its success, the South African public can now use the hearing detecting app, hearZA.Speaking on talk radio station CapeTalk, Prof De Wet Swanepoel of the department of speech-language pathology and audiology at the University of Pretoria called the hearZA app “a super computer you have in your pocket”. It helps anyone who is 16 or older to test their hearing.Why the appHearing loss is an invisible epidemic, says Swanepoel, the lead inventor of the app. According to the professor, more than three million South Africans suffer from permanent, disabling hearing loss.“Since it’s invisible, people don’t see it or appreciate the effects of hearing loss. In children it is a major reason for poor speech and language development and of academic failure as a result,” says Swanepoel.“In adults it is associated with significant socio-emotional difficulties, depression and a threefold increased risk of dementia.”Watch the hearScreen researchers talk about the social impact of the app and why people should care about hearing loss:The hearScreen appSwanepoel explains the hearScreen app is provided on a smartphone with a calibrated headphone. This is to allow an accurate hearing test from an Android smartphone according to international standards. “It is not a consumer app but is provided preloaded on specific smartphones with a headphone.”The hearScreen project started in 2013 but its beta launch was on World Hearing Day on 3 March 2016, he says. “(By beta launch) we mean that it is not the final product launch. We have launched to interested parties but based on experiences are still refining it for a final product launch in 2017.”Prof De Wet Swanepoel with five-year-old patient Keziah Maisiri.The app is used in various settings from screenings in schools, early childhood development centres and primary health care clinics, to monitoring TB patients for drug-induced hearing loss and monitoring hearing status in occupational health settings, Swanepoel explains.Outcome of the testing“Based on the geolocation captured for each test and the integrated cloud-based data solution, a text message or email can be sent to the person tested or their parents providing the test outcome and closest hearing health provider in cases of a referral.”The noise check score gives a ratio between 1 and 9. “The test provides a signal to noise ratio for an individual. In essence this is an indicator of someone’s ability to understand speech in the presence of background noise.“The app converts this to a personal hearing score that people can use to monitor their hearing over time.”Prof De Wet Swanepoel says more than 40,000 screen testings have been done worldwide using the hearScreen app.The hearZA appSwanepoel says hearZA is the downloadable Android and iOS application. The app, developed and validated by the University of Pretoria, provides every user with a free hearing test.The two-minute test, sponsored by Sivantos, Oticon and the Ear Institute, requires users to listen to simple digits in noise. Once finished, the user receives their hearing score.hearZA is released by hearScreen, which is supported by The Innovation Hub under its Maxum Business Incubator and mLab Southern Africa.This national hearing test for South Africa provides a free hearing test, says Swanepoel. “It also links patients to their closest hearing health providers based on geolocation with in-app support to make a decision regarding follow-up.”It gives everyone a three test-crediting, Swanepoel told CapeTalk.Every download includes three free test credits, which is one test per person. “After that test credits can be purchased,” says Swanepoel. “A year after the last test, a person is credited with another free test credit to monitor their hearing profile annually.”A Brand South Africa journalist downloaded the hearZA app using an Android cellphone. It was 21 megabytes to download and 0.4 megabytes to do the testing. The journalist got her hearing test results following her test.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

first_img25 November 2013Denmark’s Morten Orum Madsen claimed his first European Tour title when he captured the South African Open at the Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg on Sunday.“To have the SA Open as my first victory on the European Tour is extremely special,” he said after securing the title. “If you look down the list of names that have won this tournament in the past there are major champions and really great champions all around, so it’s an honour.”‘An amazing feeling’“From the very first time I played in South Africa I thoroughly enjoyed it,” Madsen said. “Obviously when we Europeans come down here it’s tough to compete with South Africans, because they are used to the conditions with the altitude and weather. I always thought I would play pretty well in South Africa, but I didn’t expect to win. It’s an amazing feeling.”Madsen, the first Dane to win the South African Open, closed with a five-under-par 67 for a four-round total of 19-under-par 269, two shots better than Jbe Kruger and Hennie Otto, who went around in seven-under-par 65 and 68 respectively.It was a disappointing final round for one of the tournaments favourites, Charl Schwartzel, who led after three rounds but managed only a one-under 71 in the final round to share fourth place with Italy’s Marco Crespi on 272.Season openerThe event, which was co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour and the European Tour, served as the first tournament on the 2014/European Tour schedule, which meant Madsen vaulted to the top of the Race to Dubai standings. The South African Open is the first of a record eight South African tournaments on the European Tour.Madsen’s previous best result on the Tour was a tie for second earlier this year in the Madeira Islands Open in Portugal. It was also his third top 10 finish in South Africa after he placed fourth in the 2013 Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa and eighth in the 2013 Tshwane Open.Roller coasterThe 25-year-old Dane was paired with 2011 US Masters champion Schwartzel, South Africa’s highest ranked golfer, for the final round and in the early going it looked like Schwartzel was going to bag his first South African Open victory.He birdied the second, third and fourth holes to move to 18-under-par, but a triple- bogey on the sixth and a double-drop on the tenth dropped him back before he sank three more birdies in a roller coaster last 18 holes. Madsen, meanwhile, was steady throughout and didn’t drop a shot on his way to a five-under-par round.Hennie Otto, the 2011 South African Open champion, looked on his way to a second national open title after four birdies on the front nine and successive birdies from the 12th to the 14th left him with a four-shot lead with four to play. However, a bogey on the 15th and a double-bogey on the 16th undid his good work.Forthcoming tournamentsThree more tournaments, co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour and European Tour, take place in South Africa within the next month, with the Leopard Creek Country Club hosting the Alfred Dunhill Championship from 28 November to 1 December, the Gary Player Country Club hosting the Nedbank Golf Challenge from 5 to 8 December, and Mount Edgecombe Country Club hosting The Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa from 12 to 15 December.LEADERBOARDMorten Orum Madsen (Den) 269 (-19) 67, 66, 69, 67Jbe Kruger (RSA) 271 (-17) 65, 70, 71, 65Hennie Otto (RSA) 271 (-17) 72, 66, 65, 68Marco Crespi (Ita) 272 (-16) 65, 67, 70, 70Charl Schwartel (RSA) 272 (-16) 67, 65, 69, 71Alejandro Canizares (Esp) 273 (-15) 69, 67, 69, 68Johan Carlsson (Swe) 274 (-14) 69, 70, 68, 67Trevor Fisher jnr (RSA) 274 (-14) 70, 67, 73, 64Warren Abery (RSA) 275 (-13) 68, 71, 68, 68Christiaan Basson (RSA) (-12) 66, 68, 71, 71Garth Mulroy (RSA) (-12) 70, 67, 70, 69last_img read more