Tiger Woods misses a putt on the 2nd hole during the Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, Oct. 5.Credit: Courtesy of MCTRain drenched the Presidents Cup over the weekend, but that did not stop some of the best golfers in the world from showcasing their talents in Jack Nicklaus’ backyard. The spotlight remained on the course, as Tiger Woods and the United States team hung on for an 18.5-15.5 victory over the International squad.This was not my first golf event at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, but it was certainly one to remember. I have been to the Memorial Tournament and played at Muirfield plenty of times before, but there was never that “buzz” in the air that came when watching singles play Sunday. Seeing the U.S. team together gave the feelings of camaraderie and pride, joining with fellow Americans to cheer on our country as they took on the best golfers from around the globe.Sunday, the American team held a sizable 14-8 lead heading into the singles matches, only needing wins in four of the 12 remaining matches to retain the cup. Just one year ago, the Americans were in the same spot in the Ryder Cup, but lost eight of 12 matches on the final day of play, falling to Britain 14.5-13.5 in stunning fashion.The tension from last year’s collapse could be felt in the crowd in the early part of Sunday as the American side dropped four of the first six matches. However, as the day went on, the thought of a repeat collapse disappeared, as Zach Johnson defeated South African Branden Grace. Johnson’s four and two victory put the U.S. on the doorstep, just one point from its fifth-straight President’s Cup victory.I was lucky enough to be near the 18th green as Woods wrapped up the victory for the Americans by securing a win over South African Richard Sterne. The sight of the American side celebrating and rejoicing is something I will remember for a long time, as it was truly a memorable experience to see the U.S. defend its crown and home turf in a convincing fashion.Overall, the rain showers and humid conditions could have made for a less than enjoyable experience for the first three days, but Sunday’s stoppage-free play gave Nicklaus and his course a moment to shine in the world’s spotlight.
GREENBELT, Md. — Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge in Hawaii after hearing arguments that the executive order discriminates on the basis of nationality.The ruling came as opponents renewed their legal challenges across the country, asking judges in three states to block the executive order that targets people from six predominantly Muslim countries.Trump is blasting the court for halting what he’s calling a “watered-down version” of his travel ban.More than half a dozen states are trying to stop the ban, and federal courts in Maryland, Washington state and Hawaii heard arguments about whether it should be put into practice early Thursday.U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson decision prevents the executive order from going into effect, at least for now. Hawaii had requested a temporary restraining order.Hawaii also argued that the ban would prevent residents from receiving visits from relatives in the six countries covered by the order. The state says the ban would harm its tourism industry and the ability to recruit foreign students and workers.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic did not fullfil his potential in Manchester United and coach José Mourinho is sad that he is leaving nowThe one and only Zlatan Ibrahimovic is off to LA Galaxy after a spell at Manchester United.After his big injury last year Zlatan never really got his mojo back and he left for the US and LA Galaxy. And that´s not amusing his now former manager José Mourinho:“For me it’s always sad when the big players go in the direction of the end,” he told a news conference on Friday.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I remember for example Figo, last match with me and with Inter, and I always remember as one of my saddest moments because I always feel very, very sorry when the big ones finish or go to the last period of their careers.”“Zlatan’s goodbye moment was more in that direction, he’s a huge, big player that topped football. European football is losing now and forever because he will not be back to this level of football.”“But fantastic for him in this period. It will be just a way for him to enjoy the last couple of years of his football,” he said according to ESPN.
RB Salzburg midfielder Amadou Haidara believes that they can pull off another stunning comeback against Marseille as they look to overcome a 2-0 deficit to reach the Europa League finalThe Austrian side lost the first leg of their semi-final clash to Marseille 2-0 at the Stade Velodrome last week with Dimitri Payet assisting both Florian Thauvin and Clinton Njie to give the Ligue 1 side the advantage for the return leg.While the Olympians are now the strong favourites to progress to the final, Salzburg did overturn a similar deficit in the previous round at their Red Bull Arena against Lazio by scoring three goals in the space of 247 seconds to overcome a 4-2 deficit from the first leg into a 6-5 aggregate winMarseille needing to replace Florian Thauvin Taimoor Khan – September 12, 2019 Florian Thauvin is out of action due to an ankle injury which means that Olympique de Marseille have to quickly seek a solution. It’s…“We put in a very good performance in the (semi-final) first leg. We were lacking a bit of luck, unfortunately, and we didn’t get the away goal we wanted,” said Haidara, according to FootballParadise.“We need to make up for that at home, and we need a performance like we had at home against Lazio. It will be very difficult, but it’s doable.”The winner of the tie will progress to the Europa League final in Lyon where they will play either Atletico Madrid or Arsenal on May 16.
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard admitted that their 2-1 win at Newcastle United proved to be a tiring encounter, but he insisted that they “never give up”The 27-year-old got off the mark in his first start of the season by slotting home a 76th-minute penalty to hand the Blues the lead at St James’ Park.But it proved to be short-lived after substitute Joselu headed in an equaliser for Newcastle.However, Marcos Alonso’s deflected shot off DeAndre Yedlin ensured all three points for Chelsea.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“Everyone was thinking to draw when they scored but we are Chelsea and we never give up,” said Hazard, as stated on Sports Mole.“We did well, created a lot of chances and we deserved to win. I feel tired tonight, the whole team is tired but we have the points.”Hazard has now become Chelsea’s third highest Premier League goalscorer after overtaking Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink by netting his 70th strike for the club.
Lying untapped for ages, Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens’ largest Presidential edifice in the world – Rashtrapati Bhawan – has now caught the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream project ‘Sweet Revolution’! Taking cognizance of the nectar-producing gardens with abundant flora and fauna, including lush trees of mangoes, Indian blackberries (jamun), Neem and drumsticks, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched an apiculture training course for the gardeners of President’s Estate on April 16 at Rashtrapati Bhawan premises. As many as 50 gardeners participated in the course, started by KVIC. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfGiving the details of the program, V K Saxena, the KVIC Chairman, said that the gardeners were apprised of the comprehensive scope and significance of apiculture – important considerations and tips to care and maintain the apiaries and the value of beekeeping in maintaining the flora and fauna. “After training, the KVIC will install as many as 500 bee-boxes in different phases in the Rashtrapati Bhawan premises – having huge greeneries. Besides producing more than 12,500 kilograms of high-quality honey and 300 kilograms of good-quality wax every year, apiary will also boost the flora and fauna in and around the President’s estate and increase the crop yield there by at least 25 percent,” he said, adding, “It is a joint project of KVIC and New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). The KVIC has also decided to set up as many as 5,000 bee-boxes this year in different gardens of Delhi, including Lodhi Garden, Talkatora Garden, and Nehru Park, apart from the various reserved forest areas in Delhi.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMr Saxena further said that the KVIC’s apiculture experts delved upon honey bee species, colony organisation, division of labour and life cycle of honey bees; management of honey bee colonies during different seasons. “The gardeners will also get practical training of examination of honeybee colonies, acquaintance with apicultural equipment, identification and management of bee enemies and diseases, honey extraction, wax purification, and management of bee colonies during all seasons,” he said, adding, “Our objective is to make the sweet nectar available to each and every family for their daily consumption, following the call of ‘Sweet Revolution’ given by our Prime Minister. Honey helps to boost immunity and purifies the blood. Its medicinal value protects the body from major health problems like heart ailments and cancer.” In the meeting with the officials of Rashtrapati Bhawan, held last month, the KVIC Chairman had suggested the Secretary to the President, to launch the ‘Honey Mission’ from there by setting up 500 bee-boxes, for which they agreed. On May 9, the KVIC had launched a five-day beekeeping course for inmates of Jail no 5 in Tihar.Omita Paul, the Secretary to the President, in her address, said that this initiative from KVIC would not only increase the yield of horticulture and floriculture in and around the President Estate, rather it would also boost empowerment among the women associated with different self-help groups. “The beekeeping program will be a bonanza for the 16,000 flowers and plants, recently placed in the Rashtrapati Bhawan premises. As this area has abundant trees, suitable for pollination, it will massively increase the yield of the crops in the neighboring areas,” she said.
Artist Indrajit Nattoji presented a unique collection of paintings, that delves into Kobi Guru’s literary works through handwriting his poems and songs in his image. Titled “Tagore in shorthand”, the collection which was displayed at ICCR, was created using ink and paint on paper. Each art-work showcases one of Tagore’s literary works written in his image. Portraits range from Tagore as a young man to his later years. Talking about his inspiration, Nattoji said, “I have been drawing and painting from the time I recall my earliest childhood memories. When I was studying at the National Institute of Design, long before the digital renaissance, we used to take notes, write scripts, stories and with pen, pencil and paper. Computers were a distant concept at that time and nor were we allowed near one. Recently, I started using handwritten words and sentences to create forms while drawing over words when I made mistakes. As I was drawing while writing, the lines took on a life of their own. I started writing while creating an image and I created images while writing. I then added some paint and colour. Shorthand art anyone?” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfA student of NID, Ahmedabad, Nattoji has won the Singapore Promax BDA Asia Awards, Razorfish Rocket Award for Rising Talent and Best Station ID. Currently, he is writing his next feature film, while conceptualizing, directing and producing three film installations for India’s first Museum on Indian Music in Bangalore and continuing to make Ad-Films.When asked why he chose Tagore, the artist said, “The Bengali ‘force’ in me has always been strong. I have been brought up with the mandatory staple of Tagore songs, poems and stories. Recently I was in the middle of an animation project where I had taken on a part of the animation where one had to do hands-on drawings digitally. My mother had organized a small function and get together for Robindro Jayanti and had asked me to draw a portrait of Tagore and add a quote from his works. I was already drawing frames for my animation with my newly acquired Ipad and Apple pencil. I quickly combined the words ‘Pochishe Boishak’ into an image of Tagore. It was spontaneous and intuitive. It turned out quite interesting and was much appreciated by everyone. That’s how this project took birth.” What asked about the plans with this journey of painting, he said,”I hope to take this further with interpretations of more of his works in handwritten drawing style with larger formats of drawing, painting, screen prints, woodcuts, digital art and large-scale animation and film installations.”