Willett wins Masters after Spieth’s collapse

first_imgAUGUSTA, Georgia (AP):Danny Willett in a green jacket was hard to believe, considering he wasn’t even sure he could play the Masters two weeks ago.No one was more stunned than Jordan Spieth.Nine holes away from another wire-to-wire victory, the defending Masters champion threw it away yesterday with a collapse that was shocking even by Augusta National standards. With a five-shot lead heading to the 10th tee, he dropped six shots in three holes and could never catch up.”It was a really tough 30 minutes for me that, hopefully, I never experience again,” Spieth said.Willett always had Sunday, April 10, circled on his calendar – the due date of his first child. He wasn’t planning to be at Augusta National until his wife gave birth to their son, Zachariah James, on March 30, and sent the 28-year-old Englishman on an improbable path to becoming a major champion.It was a comeback that ranks among the most surprising at the Masters.Five shots behind with six holes to play, Willett birdied three of his last six holes to polish off a round that might not get its due because of the unforgettable images of Spieth’s meltdown. Willett closed with a five-under 67, with no bogeys on his card, to match the best score of the weekend.He won by three shots at five-under 283, the highest winning score at the Masters in nine years.Top finishers: 1. Danny Willett (England) -5, 2. Lee Westwood (England) -2, 2. Jordan Spieth (US) -2, 4. Paul Casey (England) -1, 4. John Holmes (US) -1 and 4. Dustin Johnson (US)-1.last_img read more

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Setting up the Sharks’ road trip: Tough buildings, better teams and a Marleau milestone

first_imgBUFFALO, N.Y. — The Sharks begin an eight-day road trip Tuesday with at least four of their five games coming against Atlantic Division teams that figure to be in the mix for a playoff spot in April.From the Sharks perspective, it would behoove them not to think of the trip — which matches their longest of the season — as one giant entity.“When you look at the trip as a whole, it seems a lot more daunting,” Sharks forward Evander Kane said. “From that viewpoint, I know it’s a cliché, and I …last_img

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Watch: Illustra Introduces 2-Minute Wonders

first_imgBranching off from hour-long documentaries, Illustra Media started releasing quick, shareable video jewels.Visual appetites keep changing. As online media explodes, attention spans decrease. Many people have too many options to watch an hour-long documentary. Now, quick and short is “in.” Viewers will look at the length of a clip on social media to judge if it is worth their time; anything more than five minutes often gets passed over.This is unfortunate, because complex subjects take time to fully explore. Illustra Media’s Design of Life Collection, consisting of three hour-long nature films (Metamorphosis, Flight and Living Waters) broke through the monopoly on nature documentaries held by NOVA, National Geographic and the BBC, which always attributed life’s wonders to Darwinian chance. Design of Life is still watchable with great value, lifting spirits with superb visuals, powerful music and excellent information conveyed with compelling narration. DVDs can still be purchased from the distributor, Go2RPI.com. The producers, however, have been watching DVD sales plummet for all filmmakers in general. Blu-ray never really got off the ground.People need a sense of awe, and nature gives it in abundance.Facing these realities, Illustra has gone to a subscription service on its new website, The John 10:10 Project – launching from Jesus’ promise “that you might have life, and have it more abundantly.” It’s a great deal for consumers. Anyone can scroll through dozens of short films for free, arranged by category. Many of the videos are repurposed segments from their documentaries made over 22 years. In addition, they are releasing new short films on a near-monthly basis, drawing on both new footage as well as a vast library of material filmed over two decades, narrated with new scripts.One project Illustra is working on is called “Wonder-Full Life.” This will be a series of five- to eight-minute films in the tradition of the Design of Life trilogy—only shorter, to fit modern appetites. We shared one of them here: an eight-minute film exploring the implications of beauty in the world (see 26 September 2019 to watch Beauty, Darwin and Design).Another initiative is to make even shorter films about specific subjects, called “Two-Minute Wonders.” The first one is called “A Monarch’s Journey.” Watch it on the John1010Project.com website. It’s a real challenge to cut a nature film down to two minutes, but Illustra succeeds in communicating a lot of information within that time constraint without the viewer feeling it is hurried.The second episode just came out this week, titled “Living Machine” about hummingbirds. Illustra is making these films easy to share on social media, so we can embed it right here:The success of these initiatives will depend on subscribers, donors and benefactors. If you like this film and want to share it, click the paper-airplane icon in the upper right of any film to send it to friends and family on social media.These are great tools for pre-evangelism. Most people love nature and respect science. Let’s show them the science, then, in all of its intelligently-designed beauty. These winsome films made with high production standards are bound to inspire and get people thinking. If you follow up with a link to TheJohn1010Project.com, you can introduce them to more and more levels of intelligent design and evidences for Biblical truth. Subscribe to the page yourself, and support Illustra in whatever way you can.(Visited 250 times, 3 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Solar Industry Sees Potential PV Panel Shortage

first_imgChinese production drove down pricesBetween 2005 and 2010, BusinessWeek said, Chinese panel manufacturers raised billions of dollars on Wall Street to finance new factories. They took control of the market from companies in the U.S., Japan, and Germany, and the flood of panels on the market drove down prices. That helped spur demand, but the glut also forced dozens of manufacturers out of business.In June, the U.S. Commerce Department imposed import duties on certain Chinese solar panels. The duties range from 18 percent to 35 percent, and were imposed to counter what regulators said were unfair subsidies. The ruling is preliminary, but the U.S. began collecting the tariffs just the same, The New York Times said.The tariffs may put additional pressure on suppliers. NPD Solarbuzz, a market research company, said more than 3 gigawatts of projects in the PV pipeline in the U.S. had been ready to use Chinese-made panels. But because of the tariffs, those companies may have to find other manufacturers or pay more, Solarbuzz said.Module prices have fallen to 76 cents a watt, BusinessWeek said, compared to $2.01 at the end of 2010. That does not include “soft costs” such as installation and permitting; the average installed cost for a residential system is $4.56 per watt, according to the most recent Solar Market Insight Report from the Solar Energy Industries Association. The global photovoltaic (PV) panel industry is facing the first shortage of panels in eight years as installations continue to pick up, according to a report in BusinessWeek.The article said the industry could install as much as 52 gigawatts of solar panels this year and another 61 gigawatts next year. That would be more than seven times the capacity of the PV equipment installed just five years ago, and substantially above the 40 gigawatts installed last year.The question is whether the industry has enough manufacturing capacity to produce the required PV modules.Among panel makers who expect demand to outstrip supply is Tom Werner, CEO of SunPower Corp., who said his company’s PV module factories are running at full tilt. The company is planning a new factory that would begin production in 2017 and would turn out PV modules with a total capacity of 700 megawatts a year.Canadian Solar CEO Shawn Qu also is expanding in anticipation of shortages ahead. The company began building a new factory in China in May with an initial capacity of 300 megawatts a year.And SolarCity Corporation is buying Silevo, a manufacturer of high-efficiency PV modules. The company wants to build a factory near Buffalo, New York, capable of building 1 gigawatt worth of panels per year, triple the size of the largest existing PV module plant in the U.S. now, according to an article in the The Wall Street Journal.last_img read more

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Venus hopes to one day experience motherhood

first_imgPolice teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Read Next Jerie Pingoy shows best form since ankle injury LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico LATEST STORIES Serena, 36, will need to get through her first round match against 53rd ranked Zarina Diyas and the 29th-seeded Kiki Bertens.The eighth-seeded Venus has a bye through the first round and will face either qualifier Monica Niculescu or Sorana Cirstea in the second round.Venus and Serena are more accustomed to meeting in the finals of tournaments. If Venus had any idea she and Serena could meet so early in the Indian Wells draw, she wasn’t letting on.“I haven’t analyzed it at all,” Venus said of the field. “If I keep playing hopefully I can win.”Venus reached the Wimbledon final last year where she lost to champion Garbine Muguruza 7-5, 6-0.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments “She does everything for the baby. Other than that she stays the same.“If it happens then I have a good example to follow.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThis week marks the return of Serena to the WTA Tour a little under 190 days since the birth of baby Alexis.Both sisters are competing in the WTA Indian Wells tournament and they landed in the same portion of the draw meaning they could face each other in the third round. MOST READ She also made the final of the Australian Open and the quarterfinals in Rome and at this tournament.Venus grew up just a couple hour’s drive away in the south central Los Angeles suburb of Compton.“This tournament means a lot to me,” she said of Indian Wells. “I don’t get to play a lot in the States anymore.“I am a California and a Florida girl.” Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Venus Williams of the United States approaches the net after losing to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during the first round of the Tie Break Tens tennis tournament at Madison Square Garden, Monday, March 5, 2018 in New York. The Tie Break Tens’ New York event is a one-day day exhibition tournament featuring eight female players competing for a $250,000 winner’s prize. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Venus Williams says she hopes to one day follow in the footsteps of her younger sister Serena and experience motherhood.“I hope I can do that if I ever get there,” said the 37-year-old Venus on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Adhesion

first_imgDefinitionAdhesions are bands of scar-like tissue that form between two surfaces inside the body and cause them to stick together.Alternative NamesPelvic adhesion; Intraperitoneal adhesion; Intrauterine adhesionCausesAs the body moves, tissues or organs inside are normally able to shift around each other. This is because these tissues have slippery surfaces. Inflammation (swelling), surgery, or injury can cause adhesions to form and prevent this movement. Adhesions can occur almost anywhere in the body, including:Joints, such as the shoulderEyesInside the abdomen or pelvisAdhesions can become larger or tighter over time. Problems may occur if the adhesions cause an organ or body part to:TwistPull out of positionBe unable to move normallyThe risk of forming adhesions is high after bowel or female organ surgeries. Surgery using a laparoscope is less likely to cause adhesions than open surgery.Other causes of adhesions in the abdomen or pelvis include:Appendicitis, most often when the appendix breaks open (ruptures)CancerEndometriosisInfections in the abdomen and pelvisRadiation treatmentAdhesions around the joints may occur:After surgery or traumaWith certain types of arthritisWith overuse of a joint or tendonSymptomsAdhesions in joints, tendons, or ligaments make it harder to move the joint. They may also cause pain.Adhesions in the belly (abdomen) may cause a blockage of the intestines. Symptoms include:Bloating or swelling of your bellyConstipationNausea and vomitingNo longer being able to pass gasPain in the belly that is severe and crampyAdhesions in the pelvis may cause chronic or long-term pelvic pain.Exams and TestsadvertisementMost of the time, the adhesions cannot be seen using x-rays or imaging tests.Hysterosalpingography may help diagnose adhesions inside the uterus or Fallopian tubes.X-rays of the abdomen, barium contrast studies, and CT scans may help diagnose a blockage of the intestines caused by adhesions.Endoscopy (a way of looking inside the body using a flexible tube that has a small camera on the end) may help diagnose adhesions:Hysteroscopy looks inside the uterusLaparoscopy looks inside the abdomen and pelvisTreatmentSurgery may be done to separate the adhesions. This can let the organ regain normal movement and reduce symptoms. However, the risk for more adhesions goes up with more surgeries.Depending on the location of the adhesions, a barrier may be placed at the time of surgery to help reduce the chance of the adhesions returning.Outlook (Prognosis)The outcome is good in most cases.Possible ComplicationsAdhesions can cause various disorders, depending on the tissues affected.In the eye, adhesion of the iris to the lens can lead to glaucoma.In the intestines, adhesions can cause partial or complete bowel obstruction.Adhesions inside the uterine cavity, called Asherman syndrome, can cause a woman to have irregular menstrual cycles and be unable to get pregnant.Pelvic adhesions that involve scarring of the fallopian tubes can lead to infertility and reproductive problems.Abdominal and pelvic adhesions can cause chronic pain.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care provider if you have:Abdominal painAn inability to pass gasNausea and vomiting that do not go awayPain in the belly that is severe and crampyReferencesMunireddy S, Kavalukas SL, Barbul A. Intra-abdominal healing: gastrointestinal tract and adhesions. Surg Clin N Am. 2010;90:1227-1236.Kulaylat MN, Dayton, MT. Surgical complications. In: Townsend CM Jr, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL, eds. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2012:chap 13.Paine R. Rehabilitation and therapeutic modalities: a language of exercise and rehabilitation. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 5 section A.Review Date:2/24/2014Reviewed By:Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Bellevue, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

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Six-hour Restriction to a Section of Junction Road Starts Today

first_img According to Acting Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Ramona Lawson, the section which will be closed at 9 each morning, will be reopened at 3 p.m. in the afternoons. She explains that the restriction is necessary to facilitate ongoing and critical road improvement works along the corridor. The restriction will be limited to a 2 kilometer section of the roadway between the community of Broadgate and the Westmoreland Bridge and will be in place for only six hours each day. The National Works Agency (NWA) is reminding the motoring public that the restriction of access to a section of the Broadgate to Agualta Vale/Junction Road, St. Mary, begins this morning at 9. Story Highlights The National Works Agency (NWA) is reminding the motoring public that the restriction of access to a section of the Broadgate to Agualta Vale/Junction Road, St. Mary, begins this morning at 9.The restriction will be limited to a 2 kilometer section of the roadway between the community of Broadgate and the Westmoreland Bridge and will be in place for only six hours each day.According to Acting Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Ramona Lawson, the section which will be closed at 9 each morning, will be reopened at 3 p.m. in the afternoons. She explains that the restriction is necessary to facilitate ongoing and critical road improvement works along the corridor.She says the current phase of works involves mainly rock excavation and the unstable, steep embankments will cause large boulders to be deposited on the roadway making it very unsafe for vehicles to use the particular section while these activities are taking place. She says traffic will return to using the area normally within the next four months. The 6-hour restriction does not apply to public holidays and so motorists will be able to travel through the area for the entire day on such days during the period.The roadway from Broadgate to Agualta Vale is being widened and realigned in sections to create a 7 meter-wide two-lane corridor complete with safety features including retaining walls and shoulders on both sides of the roadway.2/…6 hour restriction Junction Road section starts todayThe Capital A Project, which is valued at 597 million dollars, also includes major drainage improvement works where the recurrent slippage of the roadway at an area known as Chovey is to be corrected. The current project is being implemented under Phase One of the larger Toms River to Agualta Vale GOJ Road Improvement Project.Contact:Ramona Lawson Natalee BloomfieldManager (Acting) Communication OfficerCommunication and Customer Services 876-733-4180Tel: 876-482-1795/733-4182Natalee BloomfieldManager (Acting) Communication OfficerCommunication and Customer Services 876-733-4180last_img read more

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73H Productions with the support of The Howland Company presents The Glass

first_img73H Productions with the support of The Howland Company presents The Glass MenagerieAugust 31 – September 11, 2016 at The Theatre Centre IncubatorTORONTO – 73H Productions with the support of The Howland Company has announced details for their upcoming production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, presented as part of the company’s 2016 Summer Season following the remount of their three-time sold-out hit 52 Pick-Up. The production will run from Wednesday August 31 to Saturday September 10 at 8pm, with a 2pm Matinee on Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11 at The Theatre Centre Incubator.Led by innovative director Philip McKee (Bloody Family, LEAR), this intimate production offers a bold and timely look at one of the 20th century’s greatest plays.The Wingfield Family, confined to a tiny St. Louis apartment on the eve of the Second World War, struggle to find hope and beauty amid the rough circumstances that surround them. A visit from a Gentleman Caller offers the possibility for a new beginning or threatens to destroy everything they’ve built. Advertisement The production will feature a cast of Canadian talent from theatre, television and improv: James Graham (Mockingbird, King John, NSFW), Tracey Hoyt (Face Value, Suits, The Drowsey Chaperone), Samer Salem (Conviction, Man Seeking Woman, Diagnosis Unknown), and Hannah Spear (Trout Stanley, Arcadia, Bad Dog Repertory Players).“At its core, The Glass Menagerie presents a choice between the pursuit of the ideal self and the need to confront the very real circumstances that surround us. In our current political climate, this conflict once again feels dangerously present. It has brought the play a new, unexpected edge and we hope that the intimacy of The Theatre Centre Incubator will bring the audience right into the heart of that struggle” – Philip McKee, DirectorThe Glass Menagerie is supported as part of The Howland Company’s 2016 Summer Season.The Glass MenagerieBy Tennessee WilliamsAugust 31 – September 11, 2016Directed by Philip McKeeA 73H Productionwith the support of The Howland CompanyFeaturing:Amanda Wingfield – Tracey HoytLaura Wingfield – Hannah SpearTom Wingfield – James GrahamThe Gentleman Caller – Samer SalemStage Manager: Sam HaleSet & Costume Designer: Adriana BogaardLighting Designer: Jareth LiSound Designer: Sam SholdiceProduction Manager: Rebecca VandeveldePublicity Photography: Connor LowLocation: The Theatre Centre Incubator, 1115 Queen Street West.Show Times & Ticket Prices:Opening Week: Wed Aug 31 – Sun Sept 4: 8pm$25 General  |  $15 ArtsworkerClosing Week: Tues Sept 6 – Sat Sept 10: 8pm + Sat Sept 10 & Sun Sept 11: 2pm$30 General  |  $20 ArtsworkerTickets:howlandcompanytheatre.ca/the-glass-menagerie/tickets.theatrecentre.orgThe Theatre Centre Box Office: 416-538-0988Led by innovative director Philip McKee (Lear, Bloody Family), this intimate production offers a bold and timely look at one of the 20th century’s greatest plays.The Wingfield Family, confined to a tiny St. Louis apartment on the eve of the Second World War, struggle to find hope and beauty amid the rough circumstances that surround them. A visit from a Gentleman Caller offers the possibility for a new beginning or threatens to destroy everything they’ve build.About The Howland CompanyThe Howland Company is a Toronto-based theatre ensemble made up of eleven artists. Their main artistic focus is on their generation. Their curiosity is in stories that explore, embrace, and confront their hopes and fears for the future. Through their own development as an ensemble and by bringing young theatre-makers together through workshops and play readings, they seek to help build an artistic community ready to take on tomorrow’s challenges.The Howland Company is the current 2016 RBC Emerging Theatre Company in Residence at Canadian Stage.For more information about The Howland Companyplease visit: www.howlandcompanytheatre.com Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Jamaica and Turks and Caicos relations poised to deepen

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvienciales, 19 Jan 2015 – The Jamaica Manufacturers Association and the Jamaica Exporters Association will join around eight of their home companies in The Turks and Caicos today to discuss a myriad of business opportunities. It is an event being hosted by the local Jamaican Consulate Office & the Chamber of Commerce, and residents who are interested in one on ones with the companies which are moving products like spices and sauces, sportswear, poultry and produce can contact the Chamber for an appointment. The entourage from Jamaica will also be guest features at the regular business meeting of the Chamber of Commerce and will tonight be hosted to a reception at Kalooki’s by InterCaribbean Airways. Chamber of Commerce blind-sided to Work Permit changes Bahamas Junior Achievement Leader in country for meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:chamber of commerce, jamaican expporters, jamaican manufactirers assosciation Employment Ministry launches consultation for new Employment laws Recommended for youlast_img read more

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