Zunic finishes bogey-double bogey, still shoots 64

first_imgGOLD COAST, Australia – Former New Zealand Open winner Jordan Zunic shot a course record-tying 8-under 64 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead after three rounds of the Australian PGA Championship. Zunic needed birdies on his final two holes for a 59, but bogeyed the 17th and double-bogeyed the 18th. The course record was first set at Royal Pines by Australian Rhein Gibson in 2015. ”What two holes? I just think of 16 good holes, that’s all I see in my mind,” Zunic said when asked about his 3-over finish. ”If you had told me that I was going to have 64 at the start of today, I would have taken it, that’s for sure.” Zunic, who played the European Challenge Tour this year, twice found bunkers on the 17th, then three-putt the 18th. Full-field scores from the Australian PGA Championship ”It was a shame what happened on the last two holes, but to be honest, I didn’t even do much wrong,” he said. In 2013, while playing as an amateur in the United States, the Sydney-based Zunic suffered severe head injuries and blood loss as a passenger in a car crash. He won the New Zealand Open in 2015. The 25-year-old Zunic, who was at 17-under 199, started the day three strokes behind co-leaders Marc Leishman and Adam Bland, but had seven front-nine birdies to move well into the lead. He had four birdies in a row before his bogey on 17. Cameron Smith was in second place after a 67 with Bland a further stroke behind after a 71. Leishman shot 74 and was tied for fourth, seven strokes behind. Masters champion Sergio Garcia, who was six strokes behind at the start of the day, drifted to nine out of the lead after a 70. Garcia said he’s tired after a year in which he won his first major at the Masters, was married and will become a father early next year. ”I am proud of myself because I feel like I’m going on fumes,” Garcia said. ”My head is not as sharp as it should be and I’m making stupid mistakes here and there. But other than that, I feel like I fought hard again today.” Canadian Mike Weir, the 2003 Masters champion, shot 71 and was at 3-under Officials moved up tee times for Sunday’s final round by three hours attempting to finish the tournament before forecast heavy rain and thunderstorms. The players will go off from two tees, with the last groups off at 8 a.m.last_img read more

Most glamorous finance minister?

first_imgKarl-Heinz Grasser, the Austrian finance minister, would easily win the title of the most glamorous finance minister in the EU, were such an improbable contest to be organised in the austere circle of Ecofin.The blue-eyed Grasser is constantly making the headlines in the popular press in Austria – his marriage to the heiress of the Swarovski crystal empire, last year, as well as his youthful and handsome looks make him the preferred choice for the photographers.But media-savvy Grasser will get a little help from his spokesman, Manfred Lepuschitz, who joined Grasser’s cabinet six months ago. He worked in the fashion industry for 15 years. So he can reliably advise Grasser on the colours of the next season and on arranging photo shoots with Cosmopolitan or Vogue. Perhaps he can advise on a makeover for the Eurogroup.last_img read more

Spurs boss rules out Dier move after Chelsea are linked

first_img Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Brits Rush to Take out This £200k Life Insurance Policy from Just £10pm* x Local Area Gran Stuns Dermatologists: Removes Her Wrinkles with This £4 Tip x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Last Photo: What Happened After This Photo Was Horrifying x Pole Vaulter Allison Stokke is Finally Talking About the Photo Changing Her Life x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has dismissed speculation over the future of Eric Dier.The Times reported this week that Chelsea are interested in the England international and that he is unhappy with the amount of game time he is getting under Pochettino this season.AdChoices广告But Pochettino told Sky Sports there is no prospect of Dier, who signed an improved contact in the summer, leaving Spurs.“Absolutely no. Eric Dier is our player,” Pochettino said.“He extended his contract and improved his salary after the Euros. There is no doubt that his future is here at Tottenham.” See also:Leaders Chelsea seal 10th Premier League win in a rowOscar in talks ahead of expected big-money moveSunderland v Chelsea player ratingsHazard fit to return for Chelsea at Palacelast_img read more

Read It Later: iPhone Bookmarking and Offline Reading on Steroids

first_imgfrederic lardinois Related Posts Bookmarking on the iPhone and iPod touch works well enough in Safari, but it can clearly be improved upon. The latest app that tries to provide a better bookmarking experience on the iPhone is Read It Later (iTunes link), which also syncs with the company’s desktop browser plugins and bookmarklets. Read It Later is similar to Instapaper. It lets you save pages through a bookmarklet in Safari and then read them in the app’s built-in browser, both as a cached copy of the web page, or in a text-only mode. FeaturesBecause the iPhone doesn’t allow users to easily copy and paste a code snippet into a bookmark (yet), installing the bookmarklet is a bit complicated, but the company provides a good set of instructions, and installing the bookmarklet shouldn’t take more than a minute. Once you have installed the bookmarklet, you just have to open up your bookmarks folder, click the Read It Later bookmark, and the page will be saved for you. Because your data is saved on the company’s server, you can easily sync bookmarks from multiple devices.In the app itself, you can then read your bookmarked stories in the built-in browser at your leisure. You can also sort your reading list by date, title, or site. Read It Later’s most important feature, however, is that it caches the content of your saved Web pages and lets you read it offline. Thanks to this, you can catch up on some of your reading while on a plane, for example.Pro VersionThe paid version, which costs $2.99 (iTunes link), adds a number of great features to the app, including a ‘Tap To Save’ bookmarklet that allows you to save any link on a given page (see this video for how it works), a full-screen reader that hides the Read It Later bookmarks, the ability to share links on various social bookmarking services, and an unread count on the apps icon on the iPhone’s home screen.Verdict Read It Later’s closest competitor is probably Instapaper, which also offers a free and pro version (at $9.99). Both apps are very similar, and Instapaper has a dedicated following that swears by the product. We like both apps, and would recommend that you try the free version of both Read it Later and Instapaper to see which one works best for you. For us, Read It Later’s ‘Tap to Save’ bookmarklet is a killer feature in the pro version, but not everybody will really need this. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Product Reviews#web last_img read more

Breaking News in the Industry: September 6, 2018

first_imgEmployee admits to stealing more than $11,000A Jefferson County grand jury in Texas indicted one Port Arthur woman for stealing over $11,000 from her place of work. Port Arthur Police were called out to the Walmart Supercenter located on Twin City Highway in reference to a possible internal theft. When officers arrived they were met with an Asset Protection Associate who said they had launched their investigation and found that Cynthia Ann Mosley, 60, had been stealing money from the store.Mosley was employed by Walmart Supercenter as a cashier and often handled the money for various reasons, and she admitted to stealing almost $11,000 in just the month of June. Police say that the theft had been occurring since February and most of it had been caught on camera. She was arrested and charged with theft, a first-degree felony, and was indicted in the 252nd District Court of Jefferson County for stealing more than $2,500 but less than $30,000.  [Source: 12News Now]Two accused of using pepper spray while shoplifting ID’d; charged with robberyTwo Alabama women who police say used pepper spray on a store asset protection associate who tried to stop them from leaving with items for which they didn’t pay have now been identified and arrested. Authorities on Wednesday identified the suspects as Khadijah Greenwood, 23, and Santoria Quinn, 21. Both are charged with second-degree robbery.- Sponsor – The incident happened about 10:38 a.m. Aug. 6 at a store in the 2300 block of Eastern Boulevard. The females passed the last point of sale of the store without paying for merchandise, said Crime Stoppers of Central Alabama Executive Director Tony A. Garrett. As they were confronted by an AP associate of the store, the females used pepper spray on the employee and fled the business on foot. Greenwood was arrested Aug. 28 and released from the Montgomery County Detention Center the following day after posting $30,000 bond. Efforts to obtain the arrest date for Quinn weren’t immediately successful.   [Source: AL.com News]Amazon adds a third ‘Go’ store in SeattleAmazon has opened its third Amazon Go store in Seattle in the city’s South Lake Union neighborhood in a building that also contains Amazon offices, just days after opening the second location for its cashier-less convenience store concept, according to the Seattle Times.
 The third store location is listed on Amazon’s website as 300 Boren Ave. N. in the e-commerce giant’s home market. That spot is about 1.5 miles from the second Amazon Go store, which opened last week at 920 5th Ave., and less than one mile from the first Amazon Go store at 2131 7th Ave.
 The newest store reportedly is the largest Amazon Go location yet, at about 2,100 square feet, according to the Seattle Times story.    [Source: RetailDIVE][text_ad use_post=’128086′]Energy drinks, vacuums top shoplifters’ hit listIf theft trends reflect the personal preferences of the modern shoplifter, police should be looking for a highly caffeinated, well-shaven culprit with shiny white teeth and clean carpets possibly looking to kick a cigarette habit. Red Bull energy drinks, Crest whitening strips, Nicorette gum and Dyson vacuum cleaners are making their way up on the list of most sought-after items to snag and turn over for a quick profit, police and retail officials say.The common thread between Red Bull and Dyson vacuum cleaners may not seem very obvious to the average shopper. Yet they are among very specific, small and high-value items for which there is a demand on the black market, police and retail officials report. From baby formula to teeth whitening strips to razors, thieves are swiping these household items, reselling them and costing retailers — and consumers — billions, national retail loss prevention experts say.A recent study by the National Retail Federation showed a spike in thefts reported by national retailers in 2017, with the average loss totaling $726,000 per $1 billion in sales — up from $700,000 in 2016.The average cost per shoplifting incident doubled in 2017 to $798.48. Overall, 67 percent of retailers surveyed reported an increase in thefts in 2017.“When retail crime is growing, consumers suffer,” said Robert Moraca, vice president of loss prevention for the National Retail Federation (NRF). “The bottom line is they will pay higher prices for products, since loses have to be built into the pricing structure.” Whether a shoplifter is looking to turn a profit or feed a drug habit, many are becoming “boosters” that feed into organized retail crime groups with very specific demands for products that are easy to sell and difficult to track, such as designer clothing, high-end handbags and household items — such as laundry detergent or small electronics — that are “high in value and easy to take,” experts said.They then “fence” the stolen goods at pawn shops, kiosks, vans on the street and online auction sites, Moraca said. Some return the goods to the retailers they were stolen from in a form of “return fraud.” Moraca said even without receipts, thieves can get gift cards which can be sold for cash. According to the NRF, these are the top ten most shoplifted items:Designer ClothesTeeth-whitening stripsLaundry detergentJeansInfant formulaHigh-end liquorRazorsJewelryCigarettesHandbags[Source: Burlington County Times]Two charged with theft at department storeTwo people were arrested for theft at the Belk Department store after one of them received a refund for an item they had not bought, police said. Jody Len Brant, 48, and Sandra Cresong Tumbleston, 50, both of Lake Placid,  Florida, were seen entering the Belk Department Store on Wednesday with no merchandise on their persons, a probable cause affidavit said. The store’s loss prevention associate told a Tallahassee Police Department investigator that Tumbleston selected a bed comforter on the second floor and then met Brant on the first floor.Brant and Tumbleston then went to the second floor to a register. There Tumbleston placed the unpaid bed comforter on the counter and requested to return it without a receipt, the court document said. Brandt handed the Belk employee his identification for the return. After the Belk employee collected Brant’s information and handed Tumbleston a gift card for $107.50, the loss prevention associate stopped Brant and Tumbleston and escorted them back to the loss prevention office.Officers on scene found Tumbleston’s vehicle and saw possible stolen property from Belk in plain sight. Searching the vehicle the next day, an investigator recovered the property. Then, that day, Tumbleston and Brant were charged with dealing in stolen property. Both people remained in the Leon County Detention Center on Monday. Brant had a $5,750 bond. Tumbleston, who is wanted on a Polk County warrant for failure to appear, had a listed bond of $750.   [Source: WTXL27 News] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Five Skills You Need for Startup Success, According to Ethernet Inventor Bob Metcalfe

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Ethernet inventor and generally accomplished tech super-guy Bob Metcalfe gave a great opening keynote talk at this morning’s Capital Factory Demo Day in Austin, Texas. The event has been good so far and is live streaming online for free.Metcalfe offered a wide ranging talk to open the day but included some tasty tidbits in the form of two lists: five personal skills that entrepreneurs need to develop in order to succeed in building tech companies that scale and six types of people a startup ecosystem needs to include in order to foster success. Five Skills Entrepreneurs NeedBe healthy. Are startups all about pulling all nighters and eating ramen noodles? Steve Jobs wasn’t like that in his early days, Metcalfe argues. You need to be healthy. “Don’t buy into this bullshit that you need to drive yourself into the ground,” he said. “You should sleep eight hours a day. The trick is to figure out when you need to get up and then go to sleep eight hours before that.”Writing. Lots of people have great stories that get left in the bar, Jack London once said. Metcalfe says entrepreneurs should develop writing skills by writing about what they are doing all the time – it’s an important part of thinking, communicating and selling.Speaking. “I have given more speeches…than you have,” Metcalfe joked. You have to be a good speaker, he says. Speak every chance you can and get better at it. Metcalfe is very good at it.Selling. Startups don’t value sales people and skills highly enough, Metcalfe argues. Even engineers need to be able to sell their ideas internally and they need to be able to gather resources from inside and outside their companies.Planning. “You can’t change your plan if you don’t have one,” Metcalfe says. You need a process for regularly reviewing your plans.Metcalfe said that the phrase people use for bringing in older, more experienced CEOs as “adult supervision” might be patronizing, but it’s really about bringing in an infusion of human capital in the form of skills like the above. Related: Metcalfe’s list of six key types of people that a business ecosystem needs to foster success: Research professors, graduating students, scaling entrepreneurs, angel investors, strategic partners and early adopters. The group that’s in shortest supply is usually scaling entrepreneurs: there’s no shortage of ideas, just of people skilled at managing them. Often most overlooked is the importance of early adopters. In the US, there are people who will buy from startups – that’s not the case in many other parts of the world. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#How To#start 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more

TEN to Raise USD 35 Mn through Private Placement

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Tanker operator Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) has revealed its plans to collect USD 35 million through a private placement of preferred shares.Namely, the company entered into a share and purchase agreement with a maritime institutional investor for a private placement of 3.5 million zero coupon Series G Preferred Shares, at a price of USD 10 per share.The shares will participate on an as-converted basis in any dividends declared and paid on TEN’s common shares and will be convertible at any time on a three and one-third forone basis into TEN common shares, the company explained.Within the first quarter of 2021, any outstanding Series G Preferred Shares will, subject to certain limitations, be mandatorily exchanged for non-convertible perpetual preferred shares with a 7.50% coupon to be issued by a vessel-owning subsidiary of TEN.After deducting estimated fees and expenses, the net proceeds are expected to be around USD 34.1 million. The company would use the funds for general corporate purposes.The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in September 2019.last_img read more

Does It Matter That The Sixers Best Players Have No Playoff Experience

The Philadelphia 76ers are going to make the playoffs — not that their best players know what that feels like. Teams with their level of inexperience don’t usually push past the first round. Can the Sixers break the mold?

Man dies after crashing motorized scooter into tree in downtown San Diego

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 53-year-old man who was seriously injured when he crashed a motorized scooter into a tree in the Core-Columbia area has died, police reported Monday.The man was riding northbound on west sidewalk of 10th Avenue around 10 p.m. Wednesday when he made a left turn at B Street, lost control of the scooter and crashed into a tree, San Diego police Sgt. Victoria Houseman said.The man, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, suffered serious head injuries and was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Friday, Houseman said. His name was withheld pending family notification.“This is the first known fatality in the city of San Diego involving a scooter,” Houseman said. Man dies after crashing motorized scooter into tree in downtown San Diego KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 18, 2019 March 18, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more