Arnold Palmer, one of golf’s greatest players whose immense popularity drew a legion of fans to the game at the dawn of the age of televised sport, died of heart complications on Sunday. He was 87.Palmer, a charismatic figure popularly known as ‘The King’ who accumulated 62 career victories on the PGA Tour including seven major championships, died at UPMC Hospital in Pittsburgh, near his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania.“Today marks the passing of an era,” Alastair Johnston, his long-time agent, said in a statement.“Arnold Palmer’s influence, profile and achievements spread far beyond the game of golf. He was an iconic American who treated people with respect and warmth, and built a unique legacy through his ability to engage with fans.”Fellow golfing great Jack Nicklaus, who with Palmer and Gary Player formed the fabled ‘Big Three’, said in a statement: “He was one of my best friends, closest friends, and he was for a long, long time. I will miss him greatly.“Arnold transcended the game of golf. He was more than a golfer or even great golfer. He was an icon. He was a legend. Arnold was someone who was a pioneer in his sport. He took the game from one level to a higher level, virtually by himself.“Along the way, he had millions of adoring fans … we were great competitors, who loved competing against each other, but we were always great friends along the way … he was the king of our sport and always will be.”There were also tributes from U.S. Presidents present and past as well as anybody who is anybody in the world of golf.With his swashbuckling style, prodigious length off the tee, bold putting and affection for the galleries, Palmer had no peer as a fan favourite.‘PHILANTHROPY AND HUMILITY’He always went to great lengths to ensure that every person waiting in line ended up with a cherished autograph, an approach today’s players try to emulate.“Thanks Arnold for your friendship, counsel and a lot of laughs,” former world number one Tiger Woods, a 14-times major winner, tweeted late on Sunday.“Your philanthropy and humility are part of your legend. It’s hard to imagine golf without you or anyone more important to the game than the King.”At his death, Palmer ranked fifth on the PGA Tour’s list of all-time tournament victories.His biggest win may have come at the 1960 U.S. Open, when he trailed by seven shots in the final round at Cherry Hills Country Club before pulling off the greatest comeback in the tournament’s history.He beat Nicklaus, a then 20-year-old amateur, by two shots, prefacing a rivalry between the two that lasted throughout the 1960s.Palmer was especially dominant from 1960 to 1963, winning 29 PGA Tour events. He was named Sports Illustrated magazine’s ‘Sportsman of the Year’ in 1960.Palmer had an unorthodox swing and go-for-broke style that added to his appeal among his loyal fans, who became known as “Arnie’s Army”.“I enjoy the crowds, and I enjoyed playing to them. I suppose that was one thing that helped me as much as anything,” Palmer told Golf.com in 2011.Palmer’s affable demeanour, telegenic looks and success on the course all helped boost television ratings for golf, making it a staple of weekend TV sports.In 1967, he became the first golfer to reach $1 million in career earnings. His last PGA Tour win came in 1973.SPORTS MARKETING PIONEERHe joined the Senior PGA Tour for players 50 and older in its inaugural season in 1980 and won 10 tournaments, including five majors, before retiring for good in 2006.A successful businessman, Palmer owned a golf course design firm and a golf resort in Orlando, Florida, and was considered a pioneer in sports marketing.He was an avid pilot who continued to fly until he was 81. He has a regional airport named after him in Pennsylvania.Palmer was also a noted philanthropist, founding the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando and a number of other charities.President George W. Bush awarded Palmer the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian honor, in 2004.“For all who love the game of golf and love to see it played, there has never been a sight quite like Arnold Palmer walking down the fairway toward the 18th green,” Bush said in a tribute on Sunday.GREENSKEEPER’S SONPalmer was born on Sept. 10, 1929, in Latrobe, a small industrial town east of Pittsburgh. He was the son of a greenskeeper and later club pro at the Latrobe Country Club.He started golfing at the age of four on clubs cut down to size by his father and began caddying at Latrobe as an 11-year-old. He purchased the country club in 1971.He attended Wake Forest University in North Carolina on a golf scholarship but left during his senior year after the death of a close friend in a car accident.Palmer returned to competitive golf after a three-year enlistment in the Coast Guard and turned pro in 1954.He met his first wife, Winifred Walzer, at a golf tournament in Pennsylvania. They married in 1954 and had two daughters. She died in 1999. Palmer married Kathleen Gawthrop, who survived him, in 2005.
LATEST STORIES WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jerard Jacinto sets new PH record for 100m backstroke Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mandatory evacuation enforced in Lemery ‘Homeland’ star Patinkin lauds intelligence community Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgender Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’ Gilas Pilipinas concludes Thursday practice session. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas will be revealing its Final 12 for the 2019 Fiba World Cup after the tune-up games against Adelaide 36ers this weekend.The final announcement of the line-up will come after the Nationals’ second match against the visiting 36ers on Sunday, which will help the coaching staff finalize their decision.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft “Up to now, myself and the coaching staff are still having a hard time on the final 12,” said head coach Yeng Guiao during Gilas’ sendoff on Wednesday.Gilas is in the home stretch of its preparation for the World Cup, where it will face Italy (August 31), Serbia (September 2 and Angola (September 4) in the group stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDespite the tall odds, Guiao is confident Gilas Pilipinas will come out fighting.We will go to China knowing that we will give our best and we have prepared the best way we know and we will represent the Philippines the best way we can.” SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon View comments Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor?
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Philippine-inspired kicks hit select Titan and Nike stores in limited quantities on November 11.The Kyrie 6 has no shortage of Nike’s latest technology, which includes a 360 traction grip, while also keeping the same articulated Nike Air Zoom Turbo unit in the forefoot that helps make one of the most electrifying players today react quickly at all directions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“The biggest accomplishment that we’ve had in my shoe line is just evolving with the technology at Nike, and it really being specifically made for me,” said Irving.“The Zoom Airbag, 360 traction and the strap — the technology defines the functionality of the shoe. But it’s evolved into a beautiful design that incorporates different inspirations from past Nike shoes.” No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees MOST READ Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball03:47INSIDE THE WATER JEEPNEY: Manila to Cavite in 20 minutes?01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown ‘Gago’ LATEST STORIES View comments Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study ADVERTISEMENT 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Nike Kyrie 6 ‘Preheat Collection’ features 11 colorways in 11 cities. Photo from NikeBeijing, Berlin, Guangzhou, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo make up the other locations in the Kyrie 6’s 11-city drop.A ‘Jet Black’ colorway release follows on November 22.Nike Kyrie 6 ‘Jet Black’ drops on November 22. Photo from Nike Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee ‘People evacuated on their own’ 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Nike Kyrie 6 ‘Manila’ releases on November 11. Photo from NikeMANILA, Philippines—Kyrie Irving’s sixth signature shoe, the Nike Kyrie 6, has arrived and the Brooklyn Nets star made sure the basketball sneaker world would know, dropping a ‘Preheat Collection’ featuring 11 colorways in 11 cities including Manila.“The Philippines’ boundless enthusiasm and passion for the game is celebrated through a side lenticular graphic of the uniquely designed courts you find tucked away in the smaller neighborhoods of Manila, A Filipino flag inspired image is featured on the left strap and to signify the Philippines, the right strap boasts the letters ‘PH,’” Nike said in a press release.ADVERTISEMENT Clijsters comeback to competitive tennis delayed by knee injury
Two years ago, the Caricom Reparations Commission (CRC) composed 10 demands against the former European colonial nations for reparations on their crimes against humanity (CAH) in the forms of genocide, slavery, slave trading, and racial apartheid. This Friday, the Guyana branch of the Reparations Commission will be hosting a “rally and relay” at the Parade Ground, where a “Reparations Baton” emanating from Barbados will be passed over to them on its way to the other Caribbean territories. President David Granger will be the guest speaker.Guyanese should be aware of the specific demands Caricom is making on Britain and other European ex-colonial states. They were adumbrated by the CRC in a document from which the following was extracted. Couched within the Caricom Reparations Justice Programme [CRJP], the demands are for the Region’s indigenous peoples and the descendants of “African slavery”.The 10-point plan begins with a call for an apology: “The healing process for victims and the descendants of the enslaved and enslavers requires as a precondition the offer of a sincere formal apology by the Governments of Europe.” Because “over 10 million Africans were stolen from their homes and forcefully transported to the Caribbean as the enslaved chattel and property of Europeans”, the second demand declares, “The descendants …have a legal right to return to their homeland.”Third is a specific development programme “for indigenous peoples to rectify the historical injustices of “genocide and land appropriation (which) went hand in hand”. The Caricom paper noted that “survivors remain traumatised, landless, and are the most marginalised social group within the Region”.The fourth demand is for the Caribbean to be given analogous “community institutions such as museums and research centres (which) prepare (European) citizens for an understanding of these CAH. These facilities serve to reinforce within the consciousness of their citizens an understanding of their role in history as rulers and change agents.”Fifth is for Europe to address the consequences of the abysmal living conditions during slavery leading to “the highest incidence in the world of chronic diseases in the forms of hypertension and type two diabetes. Arresting this pandemic requires the injection of science, technology, and capital beyond the capacity of the Region.”Sixth is a demand for the eradication of illiteracy by Europeans. “At the end of the European colonial period in most parts of the Caribbean, the British in particular left the black and indigenous communities in a general state of illiteracy. Widespread illiteracy has subverted the development efforts of these nation states and represents a drag upon social and economic advancement.”Seventh is a demand for an “African Knowledge Programme”. “The forced separation of Africans from their homeland has resulted in cultural and social alienation from identity and existential belonging. Denied the right in law to life, and divorced by space from the source of historic self, Africans have craved the right to return and knowledge of the route to roots.”Eighth is a call for the “Psychological Rehabilitation” of Peoples of African Origin. “For over 400 years Africans and their descendants were classified in law as non-human, chattel, property, and real estate. They were denied recognition as members of the human family by laws derived from the parliaments and palaces of Europe. This history has inflicted massive psychological trauma upon African descendant populations.”The ninth demand is one for the “transfer of technology” because of its policy of “underdevelopment” as adumbrated by Walter Rodney. “The effectiveness of this policy meant that the Caribbean entered its nation building phase as a technologically and scientifically ill-equipped backward space within the postmodern world economy.”Lastly was a call for debt relief by the old imperial powers since “Caribbean Governments that emerged from slavery and colonialism…inherited the massive crisis of community poverty and institutional unpreparedness for development. This process has resulted in states accumulating unsustainable levels of public debt that now constitute their fiscal entrapment.”
0Shares0000MADRID, March 9 – Real Madrid returned to the top of La Liga with a comfortable 3-0 win over Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with his 38th goal of the season when he headed Angel di Maria’s corner low past Keylor Navas after just 11 minutes. Navas then kept his side in the game with a string of fine saves, but there was nothing the Costa Rican could do when Ronaldo teed up Marcelo to curl in the second four minutes after half-time.Levante were reduced to 10 men on 63 minutes when David Navarro was shown a straight red card for a foul on Ronaldo.And the visitors’ miserable evening was summed up when Nikos Karabelas’ scored a spectacular own goal nine minutes from time to make it 3-0.Victory means Real now lead second-placed Atletico Madrid by three points with Barcelona a further point back in third.“It is a small advantage, but we cannot get ahead of ourselves. We can only think about the next game,” said Real boss Carlo Ancelotti.“At one point we were six points behind so right now we are in a very good position. All we can do is conitnue in this form.“There is still a long way in the season to go and the objective is to get to the last game of the season in this position.”Seemingly buoyed by Barca’s latest setback in losing to lowly Valladolid on Saturday, Real started very brightly and Ronaldo forced Navas into his first stop after five minutes with a nicely cushioned volley that the ‘keeper collected at the second attempt.The Portuguese wasn’t to be denied six minutes later, though, as he rose highest to meet Di Maria’s cross and power his header low into the corner.Navas then had to be quick off his line to smother efforts from Di Maria and Karim Benzema as Madrid continued to press.The pick of the saves from the Levante goalkeeper came in first-half stoppage time as he leapt to his right to turn Benzema’s header from close range onto the post.Ancelotti’s men did eventually get the all-important second goal four minutes after the restart when a lovely one-two between Ronaldo and Marcelo freed the Brazilian inside the area and he curled the ball into the far corner on his weaker right foot.Navas continued to frustrate Benzema moments later as he turned away the Frenchman’s fiercely struck effort from the edge of the box.Levante were reduced to 10 men just after the hour mark when Navarro’s reckless challenge from behind on Ronaldo was deemed to be worthy of a straight red card by referee Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva.The visitors then inflicted more damage upon themselves nine minutes from time when Karabelas swept home Marcelo’s cross.However, there was just one moment of worry for Real when right-back Dani Carvajal collapsed to the turf in stoppage time under no pressure from a Levante player and had to be stretchered from the field.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Sead Kolasinac.PHOTO/courtesyLONDON, United Kingdom, June 6 – Arsenal have announced left-back Sead Kolasinac will join them this summer from German club Schalke.The Bosnia-Herzegovina international, 23, will join on a free transfer and become an Arsenal player on 1 July when the transfer window opens. “Subject to the completion of all regulatory processes, the defender will start pre-season training in July,” said an Arsenal statement.Schalke confirmed that the defender had signed a deal “which runs until 2022”.The Bundesliga club also tweeted: “Good luck in the future and thank you for six great years.”Kolasinac helped Schalke finish 10th in the Bundesliga last season, while they reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League where they were knocked out by eventual beaten finalists Ajax.“Arsenal has a huge tradition and I followed the club as a young boy, in the days of Jens Lehmann and Thierry Henry,” he told the London club’s website.“Arsenal has always been a club that is well recognised in Europe and I’m pleased to be here.“I’m a player who will try to help the team as well as I can. My strengths are my mentality.“I think left back is where I feel most comfortable. I can play as part of a three at the back too or further forward. I’m really flexible.”-By BBC-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Of those who had sex during a three-month period in 2005, 63 percent – about 9 million – used condoms. That’s up from 46 percent in 1991. The teen birth rate, the report said, was 21 per 1,000 young women ages 15-17 in 2005 – an all-time low. It was down from 39 births per 1,000 teens in 1991. “This is very good news,” said Sondik. “Young teen mothers and their babies are at a greater risk of both immediate and long-term difficulties.” Education campaigns that started years ago are having a significant effect, said James Wagoner, president of Advocates for Youth, a Washington-based nonprofit group that focuses on prevention of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. “I think the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the efforts in the ’80s and ’90s had a lot to do with that,” Wagoner said of the improved numbers on teen sex. WASHINGTON – Fewer high school students are having sex these days, and more are using condoms. The teen birth rate has hit a record low. More young people are finishing high school, too, and more little kids are being read to, according to the latest government snapshot on the well-being of the nation’s children. It’s good news on a number of key wellness indicators, experts said of the report being released today. “The implications for the population are quite positive in terms of their health and their well-being,” said Edward Sondik, director of the National Center for Health Statistics. “The lower figure on teens having sex means the risk of sexually transmitted diseases is lower.” In 2005, 47 percent of high school students – 6.7 million – reported having had sexual intercourse, down from 54 percent in 1991. The rate of those who reported having had sex has remained the same since 2003. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The roll-out of high-speed broadband to over 34,000 premises in Donegal has moved one step closer, according to a new report. The Government announced on Wednesday that works to finalise the contract for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) is well progressed.The report, which can be viewed here, outlines the high-speed broadband roll-out will cover the remaining one in three premises in the county, including areas such as Kildarragh, Tory Island and Glencar. The new will be welcoming for the many homes and business premises in County Donegal which are adversely affected by lack of broadband and many of which have been lobbying their local representatives for years to get the same services as their counterparts in the capital and major cities around the country.Cllr. Nicholas Crossan, Cathaoirleach of the Donegal County Council said: “Donegal County Council welcome the planned delivery of the National Broadband Plan and the associated substantial investment by the government.“We as a Council have worked in partnership with various telecommunication providers and government departments in the delivery of high-speed Broadband to 67% of the homes and premises in the county and this has resulted in significant investment and job creation in Donegal.“We are committed to continuing with this partnership approach to ensure that those living and working outside of the towns and villages already served will also receive high-speed broadband over the coming years, ensuring the opportunities afforded by the digital economy are available to all.” It is understood that Donegal will receive an investment of €135 million to provide fibre broadband to 34,107 homes in the Intervention Area.This is a mapped area of rural Ireland where high-speed broadband is currently not commercially available and it encompasses over half a million premises, including 56,000 farms and 44,000 businesses.Some of the many benefits of high-speed broadband include e-learning, remote monitoring of livestock or equipment, e-health initiatives, better energy efficiency in the home, more remote working and the availability of value bundle phone, TV and internet packages.€135 million to be invested in Donegal under National Broadband Plan was last modified: August 2nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
7 7 James Hopper (digital content producer) – Young Player of the Year = Ademola Lookman – Everton have been busy in the market, but Lookman could be their standout player and possibly earn a place in Englands World Cup squad, depending on his impact. Charli Casey (staff writer) – Young Player of the Year = Harry Winks – I relished watching Winks play before injury cruelly ended his season in April. The trust Mauricio Pochettino had placed in him often bringing him on in the final quarter of the game to calm proceedings from midfield spoke volumes. With Spurs needing to push on in Europe, his importance to the team should grow. Anton Stanley (staff writer) – Young Player of the Year = Gabriel Jesus – If he picks up where he left off last year, the Brazil star could have a brilliant campaign with Manchester City, who I believe will win the Premier League title. With Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy on the flanks supplying crosses, while Bernardo and David Silva thread through balls, he could thrill in the top-flight. 7 Alex Varney (senior sports writer) – Young Player of the Year = Leroy Sane – Leroy Sane. The young winger showed huge promise last season expect him to be even better in 2017/18. The Premier League 2017/18 season is back and, just like everyone else, we’re excited about the next 38 gameweeks.It’s set to be a brilliant new campaign with a huge amount of transfers as the top flight’s teams battle for supremacy, but every now and again a starlet emerges and steals the limelight.Each club will need to have a difference maker if they’re going to have any kind of success, but who will be the Young Player of the Year?Last season it was Dele Alli, and talkSPORT’s top writers have picked who they believe will be the best of the lot this season.Click the right arrow above to find out who’s been chosen… 7 7 7 7 Alasdair Hooper (digital content producer) – Young Player of the Year = Gabriel Jesus – This could be his break out year after his impressive showings last year prior to injury. The potential the Brazilian has is unreal. Damian Mannion (senior staff writer) – Young Player of the Year = Gabriel Jesus – If he continues in the same fashion then hes going to be a joy to watch this season. Will score plenty with those creative players behind him. Michael Benson (staff writer/AV producer) – Young Player of the Year = Gabriel Jesus – Jesus has only been in England since January, he’s been injured for most of that time, and yet still managed to displace Man City legend Sergio Aguero in his first half-season. Given a consistent run in the Premier League, I believe this young Brazilian will overshadow all City’s rivals’ new acquisitions.
Sligo’s Conan O’Donnell has been added to the Connacht squad for the knockout stages of the European Challenge Cup.The Ballydoogan native is one of three players added to the squad before the deadline closed today.Clubs that have qualified for the knockout stages can nominate up to three players for registration to supplement their European squads.Fellow Sligo-man Cillian Gallagher was also promoted to the European squad earlier in the season.Both players signed their first senior contracts with the province last week.Back Cormac Brennan and forward Andrew Browne were the other two players added to the Connacht squad for the remainder of the competition.