Westwood beat Garcia in thrilling Hero Challenge shoot-out

first_imgNewcastle, Sep 27 (PTI) Lee Westwood got off to a flying start for the week with a superb win in the one-hole Hero Knock Out Challenge in front of an highly enthusiastic crowd at the Close House Golf course.Westwood, who like the seven others in the eight-man field, was playing in the one-hole knock-out Hero Challenge for the first time, beat Sergio Garcia in a shoot-out in the final, after eliminating Ross Fisher and Bernd Wiesberger in a similar fashion in earlier rounds.Pawan Munjal, Chairman, CEO and Managing Director of the Hero MotoCorp, who first brought this format into the game last year, gave away the prizes.Staged under arc lights at a specially constructed Par-3 on the 18th at the lovely course, the Hero Challenge was watched by more than 4,000 fans that packed the grandstand.This was the third segment of the Hero Challenge, which made its debut at the British Masters last year and was then held before the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in July. The third Hero Challenge, and the fourth overall, will be held in Dubai at the DP World Tour Championships in November.Westwood said:”Its a great way to kick off the tournament. Its different and I really enjoyed it. I didnt expect to win, I have to admit, but it is a great start to the week and it was good fun playing against Sergio in the final. ?The crowd really got behind it. They were brilliant. You wouldn?t expect anything else from a Newcastle crowd at a sporting event though – they?re always good.”advertisementThe 2017 Masters champion, Garcia, who earlier said that the game needed new formats to attract young crowds, was thrilled to reach the final.He said:”The Hero Challenge is a great idea to bring in new audiences to the game. When I was growing up, there were not so many choices for sport for us, but now there are so many choices. The European Tour and the sponsors have brought in a great idea.”In the opening match, Garcia beat his senior Spanish rival, the highly entertaining Miguel Angel Jimenez, while Bernd Wiesberger beat the 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett with a hole out in a sudden-death after both parred the hole.On the other side of the draw, Westwood beat fellow Englishman Ross Fisher in a shoot out, while two-time Major winner Martin Kaymer did likewise against young Mathew Fitzpatrick, who is the 2015 British Masters winner.In the semi-finals, Garcia got past Wiesberger and Westwood beat Kaymer. Into the final, Westwood came through in a shoot-out beating Garcia, as both players waved out and sent the fans into a frenzy.The Hero Challenge will be played for a third time in 2017 ? and fourth overall ? at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai at Jumeirah Golf Estates in November.Hero Challenge Results:Round 1: Match 1: Sergio Garcia beat Miguel Ángel Jiménez; Match 2: Bernd Wiesberger beat Danny Willett; Match 3: Lee Westwood beat Ross Fisher; Match 4: Martin Kaymer beat Matthew FitzpatrickSemi-Finals: Garcia beat Wiesberger; Westwood beat Kaymer; Final: Westwood beat Garcia. PTI CORR KHS KHSlast_img read more

Spotted Pamela Anderson poses for selfies James Franco rocks some bold facial

first_imgWe’re less than 24 hours into TIFF, but the celebrity stalking is already in high gear. Here, a smattering of stars and what they were up to during the fest’s opening bashes.At the AMBI Gala, James Franco and his handlebar-in-training posed with Ali Daher of Hollywood Treatment with the slightest hint of a smile: Advertisement Advertisement To quote AMBI MC Martin Short’s best line, “It’s better to have loved a short than to never have loved a tall” Mike Tyson and Danny Glover had just enough time for a blurry snap with Pascal Vicedomini, the industry legend who founded numerous international film fests in the States: Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img

Wilmington Youth Hockey To Hold Try Hockey For Free Event On November 11

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Join Wilmington Youth Hockey this weekend for its “Try Hockey for Free Day” on Sunday, November 11, 2018, from 1:30pm to 3pm, at Ristuccia Memorial Arena (190 Main Street) in Wilmington.Has your child been wanting to try hockey? This is the event to learn more about youth hockey in Wilmington. Equipment will be available. You will need to bring your own skates.Register for this event HERE. Please share this announcement with family, friends & neighbors that you know may be interested in attending.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Wilmington Youth Hockey.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Youth Hockey To Hold ‘Drop The Puck’ Street Hockey Tournament Fundraiser On August 25In “Community”QUESTION OF THE DAY: Got A Child Who Wants To Try Hockey? Here’s Their Chance!In “Question of the Day”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 20, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Dont bother looking for hardware from todays Apple event but here are

first_imgA clean slate for services and streamingPutting out all this hardware the week before an Apple event means the company had a clean slate to approach its service and subscription announcements at the March 25 event. Amid Apple News Plus, Apple TV Plus and Apple Arcade, the closest thing to new hardware was the titanium physical version of the new Apple credit card.  26 Photos reading • Don’t bother looking for hardware from today’s Apple event, but here are the iPad, iMac and AirPod updates you missed last week Tags Aug 30 • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max: Price, specs and features we expect on Sept. 10 Apple Event Aug 26 • Every Apple TV Plus show announced so far Apple Event Share your voice • Aug 29 • New iPhones, Apple Watch and more: Apple’s September event previewcenter_img More from the Apple event Post a comment See All Aug 30 • Apple will launch iPhone 11 on Sept. 10 in Cupertino Everything Apple announced It’s showtime for Apple’s streaming service See all our Apple event coverage Celebrities show off their new series on Apple TV Plus With all the talk about Apple News Plus, Apple Card, Apple Arcade and Apple TV Plus, this was an unusual Apple event, as it skipped any new hardware in favor of services and software. But before you lament the lack of hardware, know that Apple front-loaded all its new hardware into a series of stealth announcements the week before. If you weren’t specifically paying attention for them, it was easy to miss these tablet, desktop and headphone updates. They were revealed only by press releases and the brief outages of the online Apple Store while product pages were revamped. Here’s what’s new (as in, less than one week old) from Apple’s hardware team: Angela Lang/CNET iPad Air and iPad MiniTwo nearly forgotten iPad tablet lines, eclipsed by the less-expensive iPad and more-expensive iPad Pro, have been resurrected.  The new iPad Air has a 10.5-inch Retina display and an A12 Bionic processor (as used in the iPhone XS). The iPad Mini gets its first upgrade since 2015, also to an A12 processor, but keeps the same screen size and resolution. The key point of both the $399 Mini and $499 Air is that they’re more expensive than the plain old 9.7-inch iPad, which is $329 (and is often available for less). Of the new iPad Mini, Scott Stein says: “The new iPad Mini is an incremental product update, a spec bump to a tablet that otherwise looks the same as the model from 2015. Does that spark joy? After using it for a few days… it’s fine. But it’s not something you need.”apple-imac-27-inch-2017 Sarah Tew/CNET iMac 27-inch and 21.5-inchThe iMac line of all-in-one desktops also a series of internal upgrades, with more powerful CPUs and better graphics. Most of the iMacs are jumping from seventh-gen Intel processors to newer eighth-gen ones. For the 21.5-inch iMacs, that means either quad-core or, for the first time, six-core CPU options. For the 27-inch, CPUs start at eighth-gen six-core chips, and can go all the way up to the eight-core Intel Core i9, something usually only seen in high-end gaming systems or creative workstations. These two sizes start at $1,299 and $1,799 and go up from there. apple-airpods-4 Angela Lang/CNET New AirPodsThe best way to round out a week of Apple hardware updates would be with the long-promised AirPower charging mat, but sadly, it was not to be. Instead, we got an updated version of the popular AirPods wireless headphones. Like the iMacs and iPad, these look the same but add a new H1 chip for faster connection to a device and better battery life, plus hands-free Siri on demand. Plus, a wireless Qi-compatible charging case. No noise canceling, no biometrics, no color options. 0 Tablets Headphones Desktopslast_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday Feb 27

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uWe send Black History Month 2015 out in a blaze a glory with a celebration we’re calling, “The Black Explosion,” as we examine the state of Black America and the state of Black Baltimore with our panel of experts. It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

New 4G network could cause widespread GPS dead zones

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — If a plan to build new 4G mobile phone base stations in the US goes ahead, engineers say GPS satellite navigation systems will be seriously jammed and huge areas of the country will become GPS dead zones. Explore further © 2010 PhysOrg.com Virginia company LightSquared communicates with satellites using low-power signals in the frequency range 1525 to 1559 MHz, which is close to the frequency range GPS uses (1559 to 1610 MHz). So far this has not caused interference problems but if the planned 40,000 new high-power 4G base stations are built they would use stronger signals in the same frequency range.LightSquared hopes to complete the 4G broadband network by 2015 at a cost of up to $8 billion. The network is expected to deliver mobile phone users download speeds of up to 10 megabits per second.Engineers Scott Burgett and Bronson Hokuf with Garmin International, a satellite navigation systems manufacturing company in Olathe, Kansas, say the stronger signals will be disastrous, seriously limiting GPS reception, causing widespread GPS jamming and depriving vast areas of the US of GPS coverage.The engineers carried out laboratory testing on a portable GPS device and a general Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-certified aviation receiver. A Spirent GSS 6560 simulator representing the current configuration of 31 GPS satellites was used to simulate the GPS signals. The LightSquared transmission signal was simulated by a Rhode and Schwartz signal generator and amplified to produce the required signal strength.The results were that the GPS began to experience interference when 5.8 km or closer to the simulated LightSquared transmitter and lost the fix altogether when 1.1 km away. Interference started at 22.1 km for the aviation receiver, and total loss of fix occurred at 9.0 km from the transmitter.The US air force is also concerned about the interference. General William Shelton, head of the US Air Force Space Command, said at a recent Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando that if LightSquared’s network goes ahead and GPS systems are jammed we should “think about the impact.” He said he was hopeful a solution could be found but LightSquared had to prove they could operate without interfering with GPS.LightSquared spokesman Jeff Carlisle said the base stations are not at fault, but the problem could arise because some GPS receivers may be able to “see into” the neighboring frequency at which LightSquared operates. He said the company has already spent $9 million on a series of filters to prevent its current signals from interfering with the weak GPS signals, and if a problem will exist with the new network only some highly sensitive GPS receivers will be affected.LightSquared was given a provisional permit late last year by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), but the permit stipulated that the network should not cause interference with other signals.Burgett and Hokuf forwarded their report to the FCC on January 19. LightSquared is now required to submit an initial plan for working with federal agencies and GPS companies to determine how to deal with interference. The plan is due at the FCC by February 25, and a final report is due on June 15. LightSquared cleared to offer wireless broadband Citation: New 4G network could cause widespread GPS dead zones (2011, February 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-02-4g-network-widespread-gps-dead.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more