The Masters: Dustin Johnson aims to continue aggressive game-plan on final day | Golf News

first_img3:27 More recently, he was unable to hang onto a one-shot lead at the PGA Championship in August and finished two behind Collin Morikawa, but the 36-year-old insisted that Sunday would be a “good day”.“If I can play like I did today, I think it will break that streak,” said Johnson, who made a spectacular start to his third round with a towering five-iron to tap-in range for eagle at the second, backing that up with a birdie at the third and a 30-foot putt for another at the fourth before cruising to the turn in 31. Dustin Johnson says he has a plan in place that he hopes he can execute on Sunday after taking a four-stroke lead heading into the final day of The Masters “With the conditions being soft, you can be really aggressive no matter what club you have in your hand, as long as you feel comfortable with how far you’re going to fly it. I feel like the golf course is in really good condition with all the rain, and it’s just so soft so you’ve got to be aggressive and you’ve got to attack the flags.“Going into tomorrow, I think I’ve got a good game-plan and I’m not going to change it. I’m going to have to go out and play well. There’s a lot of really good players right around me, so as we all know here, if you get it going, you can shoot some low scores.”Johnson has endured more than his fair share of final-round disappointments in majors when either leading outright (twice) or tied for the lead (twice) after the third round, most notably at the US Open 10 years ago when he led by three before he triple-bogeyed the second, doubled the third and dropped another at four, setting the tone for a closing 82. Our round of day three goes to Dustin Johnson as the World No 1 takes a four-stroke lead into the final day of this year’s Masters – Advertisement – The Masters – Live November 15, 2020, 3:00pmLive on “I think I’ve got a good game-plan and I’m not going to change it. I’m very comfortable with having the lead going into Sunday. I’ve been in this situation a lot of times, and I’m looking forward to the challenge” By Keith JacksonLast Updated: 15/11/20 12:13am Our round of day three goes to Dustin Johnson as the World No 1 takes a four-stroke lead into the final day of this year’s Masters Dustin Johnson vowed to continue with his aggressive game-plan as he takes a commanding four-shot lead into the final round of the Masters.Johnson insisted he was comfortable with his position despite being unable to convert four previous 54-hole leads in majors into victories, comparing his current form to his imperious performances early in 2017.He arrived at Augusta National as the clear world No 1 on the back of three successive victories, only to be denied the chance to compete for the Green Jacket when he injured his back in an unfortunate fall down a staircase at his rented home on the eve of the first round.But he is high on confidence as he looks to atone for that misfortune, and his optimism was justified following a high-quality seven-under 65 on day three which separated him from the chasing pack and matched the 54-hole scoring record of 16-under par.“I would say the game is in really good form right now,” said the world No 1, with more than a hint of understatement. “You know, it’s very similar to what it was back in 2017. It’s just very consistent.“I feel like I’ve got a lot of control with what I’m doing, controlling my distance well with my flight and my shape. I’m very comfortable standing over the golf ball right now, and obviously that’s a really good feeling. – Advertisement –center_img 1:46 Dustin Johnson says he has a plan in place that he hopes he can execute on Sunday after taking a four-stroke lead heading into the final day of The Masters – Advertisement – – Advertisement – “But it’s just 18 holes of golf. I need to go out and play solid. I feel like I’m swinging really well. If I can just continue to give myself a lot of looks at birdie, I think I’ll have a good day.“I’m very comfortable with having the lead going into Sunday. I’ve been in this situation a lot of times. I’m looking forward to the challenge.” Johnson has a poor record when leading going into the final round of a major Johnson has a poor record when leading going into the final round of a major

JRU stint serves as inspiration for Alvarez in new volleyball journey

first_imgShola Alvarez (right) with Alyssa Valdez and a fan on stage during the PVL grand fans day. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOShola Alvarez became the volleyball benchmark for Jose Rizal University when she led it to its first Final Four appearance and became the first Lady Bomber to win the MVP in the NCAA women’s volleyball in Season 93.The charming hitter, though, is ready to to embark on a new journey in the club level and she plans on using her learnings from her NCAA stint as a motivation when she suits up for Tacloban in the Premier Volleyball League.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canaleta’s 28-point effort for naught as Bolts lack ‘equal contributions’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “Of course what I did and I didn’t do when I was in JRU serve as a source of motivation,” said Alvarez in Filipino during the grand fans’ day on Friday at TriNoma Activity Center. “It’s like I’m pulling off this inspiration from somewhere else.”Alvarez, who won her MVP in her fifth year with JRU, unfortunately wasn’t able to lift the Heavy Bombers past the Final Four after they fell to eventual champion Arellano University in straight sets, 25-13, 25-20, 25-17.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 crownAnd it’s this mix up of honor and heartbreak that Alvarez would bring to the PVL with the Lady Warays.“I finished my NCAA career with all these achievements so there are expectations for me to perform well,” said Alvarez. “My mindset right now is to become a better player for my club.” Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident To guide Alvarez in her quest are a couple of seasoned coaches in three-time NCAA champion Obet Javier and Nes Pamilar, who won titles both as a player and as a tactician from the bench.Alvarez is aware of the achievements of her coaches, with Javier taking up the deputy role and Pamilar being the chief man on the Tacloban bench, and even called them “legends.”“I’m excited with my career trajectory after playing in college because I have coaches who are almost legends in the sport of volleyball,” said Alvarez. “I’m excited to learn from them especially the things I didn’t learned in college.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Isobel Mackenzie is coming to Fort St. John this Monday

first_imgMackenzie has already visited Terrace, Williams Lake and Prince George, and is looking to corroborate the unique differences, and similarities of the challenges seniors are experiencing in rural parts of B.C., as well as the province as a whole.Mackenzie says common complaints she’s heard surrounding the Northeast and Northwest are the burden of attending medical appointments, finding appropriate housing, public transportation and the cost of receiving specialized medical attention.The meeting is taking place June 16, 2014, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img read more

SA must rise to literacy challenge: Zuma

first_img4 July 2011 President Jacob Zuma has called on all South Africans to work together in support of basic education, following the release of the 2011 annual national assessments of the numeracy and literacy skills of the country’s schoolchildren. Zuma said the assessments, released last week, confirmed “the correctness of the government decision to make education an apex priority and a societal responsibility nationwide.” He called on the nation to hold up the banner of literacy and numeracy and work together to ensure that all citizens acquired these critical foundational skills. The assessment, which took place in February, saw numeracy and literacy tests conducted among six-million foundation phase (grades 1 to 3) and intermediate phase (grades 4 to 6) pupils attending government schools. The results showed that, nationally, grade 3 learners performed at an average of 35 percent in literacy and 28 percent in numeracy, while the provincial performance stood between 19 percent and 43 percent, with the highest being the Western Cape. In grade 6, the national average performance in languages was 28 percent, while mathematics performance was 30 percent. The provincial percent in the two areas ranged between 20 percent and 41 percent, with the highest being the Western Cape and lowest being Mpumalanga.‘We must learn from this’ While acknowledging that the results were disappointing, Zuma noted that they informed the nation of pupils’ performance, and demonstrate that where literacy and numeracy programmes were implemented effectively and in a focused manner, like in Gauteng and Western Cape, performance was enhanced. He added that the significant intervention of testing nearly six-million learners was one of the government’s many strategies for ensuring that improved quality learning and teaching was achieved. The purpose of the assessments was “in the first instance to provide government with a tool to measure on an annual basis the performance of the entire sector – from the individual learner, class, school, district, and province to the country as a whole,” Zuma said. “This will enable government to accurately measure on an annual basis the impact of specific programmes and interventions.” The assessments also enabled the government to identify points in the system where intervention was needed, Zuma said In a bid to strengthen learning and teaching, the government has already put in place programmes, including the distribution of workbooks to nearly six-million children in 2011. The government has also introduced practical reforms such as streamlining curriculum documents for teachers, as well as taking steps to improve the language skills of learners by introducing the language of learning and teaching in grade 1 and reducing the number of subjects in the intermediate phase. The government has also finalised the Integrated Strategic Planning Framework for Teacher Education and Development for South Africa. The focus is firmly on more targeted, subject-specific teacher education and development to improve teacher content knowledge. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, July 25, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Overall, our “broken record” forecast continues to play well. Dry, sunny weather repeats every day from today through Monday. On Sunday, we may have to keep an eye out for a few more clouds, but at this time we are not concerned about any precipitation threat. Clouds will be on the increase Monday, especially in the afternoon, ahead of the fronts nighttime arrival. Temps today through Monday will continue to work higher by a small amount each day, ending up at above normal levels late weekend into early next week. Humidity levels will also be climbing, particularly this weekend.Our next front arrives in northwest Ohio after midnight next Monday night, as alluded to above. This will trigger showers, but due to timing, we do not expect a huge thunderstorm threat. The rains track across the state overnight Monday night through Tuesday and into very early Wednesday,  bringing rain totals of .1”-.75” to 85% of the state. The front is clearing out of the state faster, though, and this morning we are taking rain out of a large part of the state for next Wednesday. Instead, we think the region can turn out partly sunny. The exception will be far eastern and southern areas of Ohio, where the front slows just a bit. Still, in those regions, we get sunshine back by mid to late afternoonWe are also removing well-organized rain from the Thursday forecast next week. Warm air and increasing humidity levels will lead to some instability, and because of that we can’t rule out a shower or thunderstorm, but most of the state will be rain free. Same story for Friday…no well-organized moisture, but heat based pop up thunderstorms are likely, at least in the afternoon and evening as a product of our humid and unstable atmosphere. The map at right shows rain totals through next Friday. Note that most of the state only sees .25”-.5” for the entire period, and only a the“over-achievers” get closer to .75″ or an isolated 1” total. The heaviest rain totals near Lake Erie and near the Michigan line are over done, I think. There will be some stronger thunderstorms out of the front for next Monday night and Tuesday, but we doubt they trigger those levels of rain.For the extended period, we start with a threat of lingering thunderstorms Saturday morning (3rd), but action should be winding down by midday. For the afternoon we turn out partly to mostly sunny, but still warm. Sunday will be sunny and dry. Monday the 5th brings our other organized frontal boundary to the area. Rains are possible all day with rain totals of .1”-.6”, but coverage only at 60%. A lot of the state can miss that rain event. Then the rest of the week, we see mostly partly sunny skies, but humidity and warm air will make it so once again we just can’t completely rule out scattered showers for the Tuesday through Friday period. Coverage will be closer to 30%, and the better chances come Tuesday-Wednesday (6th and 7th) over later that week.last_img read more

Uber will not apply for autonomous car permit in California

first_imgRide-hailing giant Uber said in a press conference it will not apply for California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) self-driving permit.The company disagreed with the DMV’s “legal interpretation of existing regulations,” according to Anthony Levandowski, founder of self-driving truck startup Otto and vice president of Uber’s Advanced Technologies division.See Also: Tesla upgrades AutoPilot — but you still need to pay attentionLevandowski added that Uber’s self-driving tech had more in common with Tesla’s AutoPilot program, which does not require a self-driving permit in California.Tesla’s AutoPilot program allows Model S drivers to let the car drive and change lanes on the highway, while Uber’s service brings full autonomy to all roads. Uber argues that because it has an engineer in the front of the car, ready to take over if the system fails, it should be exempt from the self-driving permit, which costs $100 a car.Uber called for a change in the California state law towards self-driving, claiming there “has not been a clear description of when a vehicle goes from not-autonomous to autonomous.”We don’t need no stinking badgesThe self-driving service arrived in California last Wednesday, allowing Uber customers to take a test drive in an autonomous vehicle. The DMV sent a notice calling for Uber to take the cars off the road on Friday, but so far, Uber has remained defiant.In a follow up statement, the DMV said that unless the company files the proper paperwork for a self-driving permit, the Attorney General’s office will “seek injunctive and other appropriate relief” to make sure the cars are not on the road.If the company loses the battle in California, it always has Pittsburgh as a backup testing site for its self-driving service. Michigan is another potential testing ground; two weeks ago the state legalized self-driving cars without a human driver or steering wheel. 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Tags:#Autonomous car#California#DMV#ride-hailing#Self-Driving#Uber For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Related Posts center_img Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… David Curry IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…last_img read more

Day after EC notice, Sidhu continues attack on PM

first_imgCricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was like that new bride who puts on a pretence, rather than actually working, in her marital household. The jibe comes a day after the Election Commission issued notice to Mr. Sidhu for making a derogatory statement about the PM and in the process violating the model code of conduct. “Modi is like a new bride who prepares less rotis but clangs her bangles more to show the neighbourhood that she is neck deep in work. I’m asking the PM the umpteenth time to list one achievement of his in his five-year tenure,” he said. Showing the latest edition of US news magazine Time, which has Mr. Modi on the cover with the caption ‘Divider in Chief’, Mr. Sidhu said the PM was not just that but also “liar in chief’ and “Ambani and Adani’s manager in chief”. He said Mr. Modi was harping on nationalism as he had nothing to show by way of governance. He also attacked Mr. Modi for his statement that a “historic mistake” on the part of the then Congress government ensured that Kartarpur Sahib was included in Pakistan rather than India. “What does this have to do with development, GST etc?” he asked.last_img read more