Louis Oosthuizen captures Africa Open

first_imgOosthuizen birdied the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to beat England’s Chris Wood and Spain’s Manuel Quiros to the title, which is his third on the European Tour and signalled a welcome return to top form after he struggled with an injury towards the end of 2010. “The whole day was a struggle actually. It was one of those tournaments where the putter was very cold. But my caddie Zack told me to just be patient and the putts will drop,” said Oosthuizen. Charl Schwartzel put on a good show in defence of his title and posted a 70 to finish alongside Jaco van Zyl and Steven O’Hara on 15-under-par 277, only one shot behind the leading trio. Oosthuizen now leaves South Africa for a few tournaments on the European Tour before joining the PGA Tour, and admits he’s excited about this new chapter in his life. ‘Ecstatic’“It’s a great way to start the season. This is my first European Tour title in South Africa and I’m quite ecstatic about that,” said Oosthuizen, whose winner’s cheque of €158 500 (almost R1.4-million) helped lift him to the top of the Race to Dubai standings. “I’m looking forward to the whole year, playing half in America and Europe. I’m looking forward to contending on both money lists.” “It was a terrible tee shot, but it worked out well because I had a flat lie and could hit a full sand wedge, so I knew with a bit of spin I could get it close,” said Oosthuizen, who went on to hit his second shot to five metres from the hole. LEADERBOARD Quiros found his own putting form with three birdies in the final three holes to also make the playoff. Louis Oosthuizen (-16) 70, 67, 69, 70, 276 Chris Wood (-16) 72, 69, 67, 68, 276 Manuel Quiros (-16) 71, 68, 68, 69, 276 Steven O’Hara (-15) 72, 71, 68, 66, 277 Jaco van Zyl (-15) 67, 70, 70, 70, 277 Charl Schwartzel (-15) 69, 70, 68, 70, 277 Robert Dinwiddie (-14) 69, 74, 66, 69, 278Shaun Norris (-13) 70, 73, 70, 66, 279 Eirik Tage Johansen (-13) 71, 71, 70, 67, 279 Branden Grace (-13) 67, 69, 72, 71, 279 Miles Tunnicliff (-13) 67, 69, 72, 71, 279 Jbe Kruger (-13) 68, 72, 67, 72, 279 Markus Brier (-13) 70, 66, 70, 73, 279 Matthew Nixon (-12) 71, 74, 68, 67, 280 Oliver Bekker (-12) 69, 71, 69, 71, 280 Carlos Del Moral (-12) 70, 70, 69, 71, 280 Thomas Aiken (-12) 69, 72, 68, 71, 280 The Open champion closed with a 70, Wood a 68, and Quiros a 69 to see them all tied on 16-under-par. That putt finally arrived on the par-five 15th green, where Oosthuizen holed out for eagle from about 12 metres to share the lead with Wood on 15-under. But he was denied the sole lead when his birdie putt on 16 lipped out.center_img “I wasn’t expecting much having not practiced much with all the snow at home. But when you’re in a position to win, it’s disappointing not to do it. I didn’t do much wrong and can’t really fault myself, but it just didn’t happen for me.” Louis Oosthuizen added another Open to his list of victories when he won the Africa Open after a three-man playoff at the East London Golf Club on Sunday. DisappointmentFor rising English star Chris Wood, there was disappointment at not following through to claim a maiden victory on the European Tour. Oosthuizen, meanwhile, kept at it and tied for the lead on the 15th with an eagle. He needed a birdie on one of the three remaining holes to take victory, but managed only pars to set up the playoff. Luckily for him, he found the birdie he needed at the first extra hole. SAinfo reporter The South African had been tied for the third round lead with Markus Brier, but the Austrian made a storming start, with three consecutive birdies to take the sole lead. However, a lost ball on the sixth saw Brier slip back and he never recovered. Birdie for victoryWood hit his approach to about 10 metres, while Quiros went just over the back of the green. Both Quiros and Wood parred the hole, leaving Oosthuizen to make his putt for birdie and the win. 10 January 2011 Teeing off first in the playoff on the par-four 18th, Oosthuizen didn’t hit the best of tee shots and came close to out of bounds before it kicked right and rolled onto the fairway. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

China Likes Twitter (What?) – But Will Still Censor It

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#NYT#web Related Posts The Chinese government released a new white paper on Tuesday detailing the country’s official position on Internet policy. Coming three months after the very public dispute with Google, which resulted in the shutdown of Google’s China-based portal, the paper offers a revealing look back on Chinese Internet history as well as where the country stands today.Not surprisingly, China still supports the so-called “Great Firewall” approach to controlling and censoring Internet content, but it also oddly mentions Twitter as a favorable development for Chinese Internet citizens. Why is that odd? Because China routinely blocks Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social networking services from being accessible to Chinese citizens. Lost in Translation: “Microblog” Doesn’t Mean Twitter in ChinaThe Twitter mention, cited by a number of news agencies including the AP and The WSJ, appeared in the English language version of the document released on Tuesday. It appears to have been a translation error since the Chinese language document only touted “microblog” services, and did not specify Twitter specifically. (It also appears to have since been removed on the document hosted here.) However, even without the direct Twitter shout-out, the sentence is still an intriguing look into the Chinese government’s thought process as it tries to simultaneously embrace the Internet and control it. “The newly-emerging online services, including blog, microblog, video-sharing and social networking websites, are developing rapidly in China, and provide greater convenience for Chinese citizens to communicate online. Actively participating in online information communication and content creation, netizens have greatly enriched Internet information and content.”Enjoy Social Networking*In other words, the paper makes it seem as if the government is stating that social networking sites are good things for Chinese citizens, within reason. But to the Chinese government, “within reason” means (according to the document), nothing that subverts state power, undermines national unity, infringes upon honor and interests or incites ethnic hatred and secession. Also banned are terror-related and gambling sites, sites propagating heretical or superstitious ideas, sites spreading rumors or disrupting social order and sites featuring vulgar or adult material. Although here in the West, China’s censorship policies go against our culture’s core values about freedom and expression, simply pulling out of China, as Google threatened to do, isn’t that easy for many Western-based businesses. As the paper states, there are now 384 million Chinese citizens online (as of the end of 2009), or 28.9% of the population – higher than the world average. Within five years, the government aims to increase that number to 45% of the population. That makes China an Internet powerhouse to either be dealt with by playing by its rules or ignored with great at cost to the bottom line. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img sarah perez Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Military Families Getting United Through Reading

first_img Reading Room on base with United Through Reading Return to article. Long DescriptionUS Air Force [Reading Room creates bedtime stories for children back home by Capt. Phillip Cortez, July 18, 2016, CC0]One of the most challenging parts of school for many kids is learning how to read. And with the school year getting back into full swing, many children are facing these educational challenges for the first time.For military families, it can be even more of an obstacle. Military families that are operating with one parent, or for other family members filling in for a deployed parent, this process can be more challenging. Deployment brings about more long term separations for military parents and their children. So what are some ways that parents away on military deployment can spend quality time with their kids that also bolster their education?One such resource is called the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Digital Library featured in this article from Military One Source. This library provides eBooks and audio books on various topics and includes online resources for kids, teens, and adults. This online library is a great resource and a one stop shop for military service members and their families. It is also 100% free for military families.Another great resource to promote family quality time and education is United Through Reading. With United Through Reading, military families can still read together even when they are apart. This is great for kids learning to read, struggling with reading, or really just like to read. Parents can record themselves reading a book, then send the recording home. At home, the children can play the video and the non-deployed parent records the child’s reaction. For older kids and teens, they can make their own read-aloud video to send back to a deployed Mom or Dad.United Through Reading has nearly 200 recording stations around the world that deployed military service members can utilize and send videos to their loved ones at home. A great How-To for getting started with United Through Reading is in this article from Military.com. There is also a video included to learn more.No matter the obstacle or distance, great organizations and resources like these are doing great things for military families and ways to help keep them connected.ReferencesMilitary.com (2019). 5 Steps to Get United Through Reading. Retrieved from: https://www.military.com/spouse/military-life/military-resources/5-steps-to-get-united-through-reading.htmlMilitary One Source. (2019). Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Digital Library. Retrieved from: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/recreation-travel-shopping/recreation/libraries/morale-welfare-and-recreation-digital-libraryUnited Through Reading. (2019). Together, We Unite Military Families Facing Physical Separation by Facilitating the Bonding Experience of Reading Aloud. Retrieved from: https://unitedthroughreading.org/This post was written by members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Learn more about us at https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/family-development, and connect with us on Facebook, and on Twitter.  Subscribe to our Anchored. podcast series on iTunes and via our podcast page. By: Jason Jowers, M.S. MFTlast_img read more

Let’s collectively decide whether to stop IPL: Anurag Thakur

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