Castro shakes off sting to take 4-shot lead

first_imgJACKSON, Miss. – Roberto Castro’s second round at the Sanderson Farms Championship included some sunshine, thunderstorms, a five-hour rain delay, yellowjackets and a snake. None of it mattered. He navigated the elements and the unwelcome wildlife to shoot a 5-under 67 on Friday at the Country Club of Jackson to take a four-stroke lead. ”That’s why I stay in the city,” Castro said. ”I’m not good in nature.” But he has been very good in Mississippi, following up a 10-under 62 on Thursday with another impressive round. The highlight was an eagle on the par-4 eighth when his 122-yard shot with a pitching wedge spun back about 10 feet into the cup. ”It’s fun to get one to fall,” Castro said. ”Sometimes you go a couple of years without making one and then you make a couple in a couple weeks.” Bryce Molder, Jhonattan Vegas and D.J. Trahan were tied for second at 11 under. Molder shot a 69, while Vegas and Trahan had two holes remaining when play was suspended for the day. Molder had two bogeys and five birdies, including a tricky 6-foot putt for birdie on the final hole. ”To knock it in the middle felt good to at least finish that way,” Molder said. But the story of the day was once again Castro, a 30-year-old who is winless on the tour in more than 100 starts. He struggled with his driving on occasion during the second round, but made it up for it with a good short game and putting. It helped that the course was once again exceptionally soft, making for forgiving landings on the green when trying to power out of the rough. ”For how much rain they’ve had, (the course is) holding up well,” Castro said. Castro played three holes before the five-hour delay, making a birdie on No. 3 before the rain came. His round really because interesting when play resumed. He was on No. 5 when a yellowjacket crawled up his shirt and stung him on the left side. He said he hadn’t been stung since he was a kid. Castro went to Georgia Tech and joked that he was upset ”one of my own kind” attacked him. Georgia Tech’s mascot is the Yellowjackets. ”It just kind of got up under my shirt, and I knew it, and it just got me,” Castro said. ”It still stings now, but it didn’t really bother me. A little later, he saw a snake, leading to his jokes with his caddie about the joys of city life. ”It was a lot to take in,” Castro said. ”But I feel like I stuck to my routine and made a lot of good shots.” The second round was set to resume Saturday morning. More rain is expected.last_img read more

Manitowoc adds to Grove crane range

first_imgThe GRT8120 will be one of five new Grove models that Manitowoc will showcase at this year’s ConExpo, which takes place in Las Vegas from March 10-14.John Bair, product manager for rough-terrain cranes at Manitowoc, said the crane’s features were largely driven by market demand. “Many of our customers wanted to fill a void in the 120-ton (108.9-tonne) class, and also increase their crane utilisation with easier transportability, greater reach and capacity, and improved access for serviceability,” he said.The 120-ton capacity crane has a 197 ft-long (60 m) main boom with a maximum height of 265 ft (80.8 m) when equipped with the 57.6 ft (17.6 m) bi-fold swing-away extension.“For the GRT8120 we were also able to add smart sensing outrigger cylinders in lieu of string pots that, along with nearly every component on the crane, were tested well past industry standards at our Product Verification Center to ensure reliability on the job site,” Bair added.“We have also added a wireless, handheld rigging remote for quick and easy set up on site. And of course, this crane is outfitted with the CCS Crane Control System that improves efficiency and reduces training time.”www.manitowoccranes.comlast_img read more

DAC Beachcroft set to complete second raid on a rival firm

first_imgInternational firm DAC Beachcroft has acquired a team of lawyers from a rival firm for the second time in less than a year.The firm has completed the recruitment of two complex injury teams from Clyde & Co to join its claims solutions group in London.The acquisition includes partners Nigel Adams, John Goodman, David Knapp, Danielle Singer, Michelle Traxler and Tom Walshaw, as well as 21 legal professionals. The move is set to be completed by 1 March.Last summer, DAC Beachcroft raided fellow insurance specialist DWF with the acquisition of a four-lawyer professional indemnity team and seven-partner casualty claims team in Newcastle.Managing partner David Pollitt said the firm has acquired a team with a track record of high performance. ‘DAC Beachcroft prides itself on attracting the best available legal talent in its chosen business sectors and jurisdictions and this is no exception,’ he added. ‘The arrival of this team is the latest evidence of our continuing drive to seek investments that help sustain and build on the service we provide to our clients.’The new arrivals from Clyde & Co offer expertise in the casualty, abuse and catastrophic injury sectors, as well as general insurance work.The firm’s claims solutions group now operates from 10 locations across the UK and employs around 900 people.A spokesperson for Clyde & Co said: ‘As previously announced, I can confirm that a London-based team of four partners, 13 solicitors and 10 other legal professionals in our more than 250 strong UK casualty insurance practice is leaving the firm. We wish the team well.’last_img read more

Business as usual under Buckland

first_imgBusiness as usual is expected to be the theme at the Ministry of Justice after new prime minister Boris Johnson appointed barrister Robert Buckland QC MP as lord chancellor and justice secretary.Buckland, a justice minister since May, was promoted hours after David Gauke resigned. Welcoming the appointment, Law Society president Simon Davis said: ‘As a former criminal barrister, he will understand the challenges facing our justice system. Decades of cuts have had widespread effects on the profession and the public – with legal aid deserts emerging across the country and criminal solicitors struggling to survive on low rates of pay. We look forward to working with the new lord chancellor to address these issues, improve access to justice and promote England and Wales as a global legal centre.’Bob Neill MP, chair of the House of Commons justice select committee, said it was important that the ‘ambitious agenda’ that Gauke embarked upon is picked up by his successor.That agenda includes the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, which seeks to make the divorce process less acrimonious. A date has yet to be announced for the bill’s report stage and third reading in the Commons.Major probation reform includes ending community rehabilitation company contracts early, strengthening the National Probation Service and reforming prisons to encourage rehabilitation.Buckland also takes over as the MoJ follows up on the commitments made in the legal support action plan drawn up following the review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act.Buckland was called to the bar in 1991 and practised in Wales. As solicitor-general between 2014 and 2019, he helped promote and coordinate lawyers’ voluntary efforts, telling the Gazette that pro bono was no substitute for legal aid.last_img read more

Cummins: Tipp management position a target for the future

first_imgBallybacon Grange clubman and former goalkeeper Cummins was also linked to the vacant Waterford position but he told Tipp FM Sport that – while he isn’t in the running at present – managing his county is something he would like to do in the future. Speculation is rife that Liam Cahill will be unveiled as the new Tipperary senior hurling manager at the September county board meeting.The Ballingarry native guided Tipp to the under 21 All Ireland title against Cork in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick last month.A number of former managers and players have been linked to the role including William Maher, Liam Sheedy, Nicky English and Brendan Cummins. Photo: All Ireland Poc Fada Championships, Facebooklast_img read more

Watch: Miss of the season by Benassi against Benfica – and the season hasn’t…

first_imgAdvertisement lazggNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9aoeWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ey( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 96lWould you ever consider trying this?😱c7yaCan your students do this? 🌚b3p0ha5Roller skating! Powered by Firework The season hasn’t even kicked off and we have already had some football comedy gold on display. The latest of which features Marco Benassi of Fiorentina against Benfica in an International Champions Cup preseason friendly.Advertisement Teammate Vlahovic hit the post and the ball landed at the feet of Benassi, who somehow skied the ball over the crossbar with an empty net at his mercy.Advertisement You’d have to watch it to believe it.Advertisement The miss eventually costed Fiorentina a victory as Caio of Portuguese giants SL Benfica scored the winner in the 93rd minute.Stay tuned for even more such bangers! Advertisementlast_img read more

Man arrested following string of burglaries

first_imgAn 18-year-old man has been arrested by police following a series of incidents across Pakenham and Narre Warren. The young…[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. By Jessica Anstice last_img

Meteor Mine Hill Climb goes Sunday

first_imgThe event is set for Meteor Mine locate in the Slocan Valley. Competitors are fans can access the site through Lemon Creek, Springer Creek or Six Mile Lakes roads.The event begins at 10 a.m. with registration. Races begin at 11 a.m.There is a $10 charge for a single poker hand with $25 getting three hands.The Sno Goers will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Nelson Friends of the Family charity.For more information call Playmor Power Products at [email protected] By The Nelson Daily StaffThe hills around Lemon and Springer Creeks will be alive with snowmobiles as goers flock to the Meteor Mine Hill Climb Sunday.last_img read more

Galway Athletics Report

first_imgNaoise O Gibne of GCH winner Corrib AC 8k on right receiving first prize Pic: John O’ConnorCorrib Athletics Club held their annual Run like the Wind races on Saturday the 8th September last in the scenic setting of Galway Wind Park, in the Cloosh Valley, Oughterard. Naoise O’Gibne of Galway City Harriers took the honours in the 4k race, running a fast 14.18 on the up and down course, with clubmate Brian O’Connor second in 14.58, and Colm Conway of Conamara AC third.First lady home was the talented Niamh Hennelly of GCH in 16.18, who is gearing up for cross country season, with Eilis Ni Dhuill also of GCH not far behind in second in 16.35.Aodhan O Ceallaigh took an impressive victory in the testing 8k, winning in 30.22, with Donal Kelly second home in 30.52 and Frank King of Castlegar third home. First lady home was Geraldine Hynes of Corrib AC.First two ladies home, Niamh Hennelly (120) and Eilis Ni Dhuill (119) both GCH racing in the Corrib AC 4km Run like the Wind races Coaching WorkshopsAthletics Ireland Regional Development Officer Paul Byrne hosts a series of workshops at NUIG Athletics Track, Dangan, Co. Galway over the next three Thursdays, i.e. September 13th, 20th & 27th, from 6-8 pm each dayThe aim of the workshops is to upskill developmental coaches in a range of different events and to promote a multi event approach to their athletes in clubs, schools etc. In line with Long Term Athlete Development planning (LTAD) it is important for both athlete and coach to understand the benefits of coaching and participating in a number of different events before specializing.The workshops are delivered over the course of three consecutive weeks with two different events covered on each evening. Each event will be designated 1 hour.The workshops will cover the basics of each of the following event groups; Sprints, Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot, Javelin).Please contact [email protected] for any further questions. Coaches can register on the Athletics Ireland websiteprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email World Masters OutdoorsGalway’s Sean McDermott and Ian Egan who won Silver medals for Ireland at the World Masters Cross Country held in Spain last weekGalway’s top Masters athletes are currently competing in Malaga in Spain at the World Masters Outdoor championships.Ian Egan and Sean Mc Dermott of Castlegar AC claimed historic silver team medals in the World Masters Cross Country event at O40 level, held Wednesday last in blistering heat in Torremolinos. The Galway duo combined with Rathfarnham athlete Ronan Kearns to take second spot behind a very strong Spanish team. Egan placed 31st in the 10k individually and also goes in the Half Marathon, while McDermott will also run the 1500m later this weekTommy Farragher of Corofin placed a very good sixth in the Hammer throw at O65 level, while Justin Lane of Tuam was 12th at O45 level in his Long Jump section, and will also compete in High Jump, Pole Vault and Weight throw.last_img read more

Irish Indoor Rowing Championships 2019

first_imgIrish Indoor Rowing Championships 2019 at the University Of Limerick ( UL ) Sports Centre. The Irish Indoor Rowing Championships 2019 took place on Saturday the 19th of January in University of Limerick. Over 1300 athletes entered to race over 500m, 1000m and/or 2000m, with the 2000m races receiving the highest number of entries. Another World Champion to set an Irish Record at the event was Paul O’Donovan, representing UCC Rowing Club, with a time of 6:06.2, similar to Sanita, Paul was accompanied on the podium by two more Irish High Performance Athletes, and Skibbereen Rowing Club members, Jake and Fintan McCarthy.There was a tremendous display of what the future holds by the Junior athletes on the day, with huge numbers taking part in the Junior categories. The fastest Junior woman was Zoe McCutcheon (Enniskillen Royal BC) with an outstanding time of 7.12.4 and the fastest Junior man was Tristin Orlic (Neptune) with an impressive time of 6.16.7. With such remarkable times and passion shown by the juniors on the day, the future is so bright in Irish Rowing.All athletes displayed months, if not years, of their hard work and dedication on the day, well done to everyone who took part on the day. It truly was a great day for Irish rowing. Congratulations to Joe Cantillon and his team on such a successful event and to all competitors who took part.View the full list of results here: from the event can be viewed here, including Photos from Just Look at the Lens Photography: Irish Indoor Rowing Championships 2019 at the University Of Limerick (UL) Sports Centre.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Our world champions stole the show once again, with both Sanita Puspure and Paul O’Donovan both setting Irish Records on the day. Sanita, representing Old Collegians, set a time of 6:35.9 for 2000m, which is her personal best time and is the greatest time ever achieved at the indoor championships. Sanita was joined on the podium by her fellow High Performance Teammates Aifric Keogh (UCC) and Monika Dukarska (Killorglin), who finished second and third respectfully both with impressive times also.last_img read more