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Tiger Woods cautious about return ahead of Memorial

first_img Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes9 Best Movie Robots Of All Time13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch TodayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Best Cars Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?7 Enigmatic Discoveries That Left Everyone BaffledThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The World Loading… Tiger Woods admitted Tuesday that concern over the coronavirus delayed his return to the PGA Tour as he prepares to play his first event since February at this week’s Memorial Tournament in Ohio. The former world number one has not played since appearing in the Genesis Invitational in Los Angeles in February but will tee off at Muirfield on Thursday chasing a sixth victory in the Jack Nicklaus-hosted event. The 44-year-old 15-time major winner said Tuesday he had contemplated returning to the tour earlier but had wanted to see how the first few events of the post-coronavirus shutdown fared before coming back. “I just felt it was better to stay at home and be safe,” Woods said Tuesday. “I’m used to playing with lots of people around me or having lots of people have a direct line to me, and that puts not only myself in danger but my friends and family, and just been at home practicing and social distancing and being away from a lot of people. “Coming back and playing the tour, in my case over the 20-some-odd years I’ve been out here, that’s really hard to say, that I’m used to having so many people around me or even touch me, going from green to tee. “That’s something that I looked at and said, well, I’m really not quite comfortable with that, that whole idea.” Memorial organisers had initially planned to allow fans on the course at this week’s tournament, but abandoned that idea as COVID-19 cases across the United States began to skyrocket. – ‘Going to be different’ – On Monday, PGA Tour officials confirmed that the remainder of the 2019-2020 season would take place without fans. It means Woods will tee off on Thursday alongside world number one Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka without the customary horde of spectators that usually follows him around a course. “It’s going to be different, there’s no doubt about it,” Woods said. Read Also: Suarez admits Barcelona are focusing on Champions League glory “I think change is fantastic as long as we make changes without hurting the innocent, and unfortunately that has happened. Hopefully it doesn’t happen in the future, but a movement and change is fantastic,” Woods said. “That’s how society develops. That’s how we grow. That’s how we move forward. That’s how we have fairness.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “For most of my career, pretty much almost every competitive playing round that I’ve been involved in, I’ve had people around me, spectators yelling, a lot of movement inside the gallery with camera crews and media.” Woods, who is making only his fourth tournament appearance of the season this week, said he has improved his health during the long layoff. A stiff back hampered his performance at the Genesis in February, but Woods said he had not been troubled since. “I feel so much better than I did then,” Woods said. “I’ve been able to train and concentrate on getting back up to speed and back up to tournament speed. During Woods’ layoff, the United States was convulsed by nationwide protests against racism following the death of unarmed African-American man George Floyd during his arrest by police in Minneapolis on May 25. Woods said he applauded efforts of Black Lives Matter activists to bring about change.last_img read more

Abelson takes IMCA Modified win at MoTown Showdown

first_imgChris Abelson was the $1,000 IMCA Modified feature winner at Marshalltown Speedway’s Show­down at Motown on Friday night. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com)By Joyce EiseleMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Sept. 1) – Chris Abelson reeled in a flying Josh Gilman en route to the $1,000 IMCA Modified win at Marshalltown Speedway’s Friday night Showdown at MoTown.Abelson took charge jut after halfway in the 25-lapper and pulled away. The race was halted on lap 23 after Canadian driver Kody Schlopp took a tumble off of turn four.  When the race went back to green for the final two circuits, Abelson again drove away from the competition.Already on the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, he finished well ahead of second place Clint Luellen. Third went to 18th starting Joel Rust, Kelly Shryock came from 17th starting to finish fourth and Tim Ward completed the top five.Damon Murty passed Jeff Mueller to regain the lead on the final turn to win the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Mueller had to be content with second and third went to Todd Reitzler. Elijah Zevenbergen was fourth and Kyle Everts came from 12th starting spot to finish fifth.Joey Schaefer made his way to victory lane from sixth starting in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main. Sam Wieben came from 10th starting to finish as the runner-up, passing Johna­thon Logue in the closing laps. Fourth was Travis Peterson and Jared VanDeest rounded out the top five.Scott Pippert led the entire 20 laps of the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock A main to take the win.  A hard-charging Chanse Hollatz took second place and Eric Stanton was a close third.  Fourth went to Clint Nelson and veteran Bill Bonnett was fifth.last_img read more

Secrets & Sabotage: Hands-on with the Nazi Enigma Machine

first_imgBy Ben Forest |“Everything written about World War II before the 1970s is basically wrong. The breaking of the Enigma machine code changed the course of the war,” Tom Perera, Ph.D., told the packed gathering at the keynote presentation of the annual Vintage Computer Festival held April 1 and 2 at the former Fort Monmouth “Camp Evans” in Wall Township.“Inside the Enigma: The history, technology and the real story behind The Imitation Game” was the theme of the keynote presented by Perera and his son Dan. They are the principles behind EnigmaMuseum.com, a for-profit company with an online museum dedicated to locating, restoring, preserving, and trading German Enigma machines, as well as other antique communications devices. The elder Perera is a former professor of neuroscience at Columbia University, Barnard College, and Montclair State University.“The most important use of the Enigma was on the German U-boats,” said Perera. “Every submarine had one. During the war, submarines were deadly. They sank 3,000 ships and killed 150,000 men. Fifteen million tons of cargo went down. They were really threatening to win World War II. It was critical to decipher the Enigma messages.”“I am going to say this for the first time in public,” he told the room of computer enthusiasts, contending the machine was actually an early kind of computer. “The Enigma has a keyboard, display and a central processing unit,” Perera explained. “What I want you to ask yourself during this presentation is, ‘Was the Enigma an early form of computer?’”The Enigma machine was a very effective and complex coding device used by the Nazi military during World War II. Allied forces considered breaking the code and the machine’s operation vital to their efforts to defeat the Axis powers. The Allies’ eventual breaking of the Enigma code during the war was actually kept secret from the public for 30 years afterwards.“The Imitation Game,” a 2014 movie about the breaking of the Enigma codes starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is an “inaccurate” picture of how the codes were broken, said Perera. Ironically, the machine used in the film was provided by Perera’s Enigma Museum.A working Enigma machine can sell to collectors for more than $200,000.“The Polish mathematicians did not get any credit for the essential work until 1999,” Perera said. He contends the Poles were the first to break some of the Enigma codes and the French smuggled their work to England when Poland was invaded in 1939. It was a “team effort” according to Perera. The Polish government realized early on the threat posed by Germany and invested in breaking Enigma’s secrets.Alan Turing, a British mathematician and cryptanalyst and the focus of “The Imitation Game,” played a big part in the development of the British Colossus, the computer that continued to break the Enigma codes, said Perera. “Turing realized the Germans were constantly improving their technology and built upon the work of the Polish mathematicians,” he suggested. Another key breakthrough was the British capture of the Enigma code books from German ships. Perera points to “Seizing the Enigma” by David Kahn as a seminal work about this event.The Pereras realized the Enigma decoding was only part of the German’s undoing. The two have taken apart and analyzed over 60 machines and found “sabotage” to individual units, as well. The Germans “foolishly used prisoners in building the machines,” explained Perera. The Jewish prisoners building the Enigmas found creative and innovative ways of ensuring the machines would pass factory inspection but fail in the field. They could short-circuit the decoding in many ways, said Perera, through non-conductive glue on the wiring connections to a simple fishhook placed in the unit.The Pereras have a global network of contacts, collectors and historians who provide information and help in finding and purchasing Enigma machines. A working Enigma machine in good condition can cost over $200,000.Like many attendees at the Vintage computer show, Perera said he had a lifetime passion for computers. Sharing his computer-nerd war-stories with attendees – including years of “dumpster-diving” to get computers and other technology being thrown out by the U.S. government.He became interested in codes and the Enigma during his work in neuroscience, which is “the study of electric connections in the brain,” said Perera. Those connections seemed similar to the connections needed to code the Enigma. Perera enjoys the travel involved with the Enigma Museum business and the amazing people he has met.The annual Vintage Computer Festival is organized by the Vintage Computer Federation and hosted by InfoAge (Information Age Learning Center), which utilizes some of the historic district buildings on Camp Evans to promote science and the scientific and military history of the camp. Camp Evans was home to a 1914 transatlantic radio receiver and various World War II/Cold War laboratories of the United States Army.This article was first published in the April 20-27, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Federal Judge Gags Barrett Brown And His Attorneys

first_imgreadwrite Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Barrett Brown, a kinda sorta former spokesperson for the hacker collective Anonymous, and his lawyers will go silent now that a federal judge has ordered them to pipe down. Brown faces up to 100 years in prison on 17 charges that include allegedly threatening a FBI agent, concealing evidence, and linking out to stolen credit card information. (See the judge’s gag order below.)See More: The Persecution Of A Fall Guy For Anonymous: The Feds vs. Barrett Brown 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Himachal to hold “State Olympics” from June 22

first_imgShimla, Jun 19 (PTI) In a bid to promote sports in the state, the Himachal Pradesh Olympics Association will conduct a “State Olympics” from June 22 to 25. To set the ball rolling, HP Olympic Torch Run was organised here. The Governor of Himachal Pradesh Acharya Devvrat was joined by over 2000 students during the flag off ceremony in the presence of Olympians and Arjuna awardee boxers Shiva Thapa and Manoj Kumar, and Asian silver-medallist Sumit Sangwan. The torch will be taken to key districts in Himachal Pradesh including Solan, Ponta Sahib, Una, Nurpur, Kangra, Joginder Nagar, Kullu, Mandi, Bilaspur and conclude in Hamirpur, the venue for the state Olympics scheduled from June 22 to 25. As part of the torch run, 2000 youth will participate at each location. The state Olympics will feature 11 sports such as Hockey, Athletics, Boxing, Basketball, Judo, Kabaddi, Volleyball, Wrestling, Kho-Kho, Weight Lifting and Shooting at Hamirpur. The Games are expected to engage about 50,000 sports enthusiasts from across the State. Speaking on the initiative, Anurag Thakur, President, HPOA said, “Our athletes should not be stuck filling forms in government offices, but sweating on the field. Himachals youth are unstoppable, from the border to the pitch.” PTI PM PMlast_img read more

Former Michigan Star Nik Stauskas’ House Got “Popcorned”

first_imgStauskas PopcornStauskas Popcorn Every year, NBA veterans like to haze rookies a bit, and one of the more popular moves is to “popcorn” a player’s car. Dion Waiters, who now plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder but was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers, received one of the worst in history, if you remember. But this week, former Michigan star Nik Stauskas, who plays for the Sacramento Kings, came home to an even bigger surprise. He doesn’t have a car right now, so instead, his teammates popcorned his house. Stauskas posted a video of the damage. It’s significant.Stauskas averaged 4.2 points per game in 15.2 minutes per contest this year. He’s expected to have a bigger role in 2015-2016.last_img read more

The 64 Most Annoying People In Sports Media: Final Four

first_imgBracket of the most annoying people in sports media.…and then there were four. The past few weeks, we’ve given you the people the opportunity to voice your opinion on the most annoying people in sports media. We’re just a few days from learning who’s going to take home the crown. Stephen A. Smith, Jemele Hill, Skip Bayless and Jim Rome are the four left standing heading into the final week. We’re just two results away from an all-First Take final. Woof.What did we learn this past week?Ohio State fans weren’t enough to push Mark May past Stephen A. Smith.Jemele Hill is on – her words – a “George Mason like run” heading into the Final Four.Skip Bayless appears unbeatable.Jim Rome is the most underseeded person in the history of dumb pop culture brackets.Voting is now closed on the Elite Eight. You can view the results from the first round here, the second round here, the Sweet 16 here and the Elite Eight here. Let’s vote on the Final Four.The 64 Most Annoying People In Sports Media: Final FourMost Annoying Final FourVote On The Final Four Here1. Stephen A. Smith vs. 11. Jemele HillStephen A. Smith vs. Jemele HillA classic David vs. Goliath battle. Hill’s run has been surprising, but an upset here would be Syracuse-down-15-and-still-beats-Virginia level. Can she pull it off? More Annoying: Stephen A. Smith or Jemele Hill?1. Skip Bayless vs. 16. Jim RomeSkip vsProps to Jim Rome for proving us wrong – he really is still one of the most annoying out there. But we think his run ends here. It has to, right? More Annoying: Skip Bayless or Jim Rome?More: Who Will Be The Next Katherine Webb?last_img read more

North Peace Fall Fair celebrates 71stanniversary

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Fall Fair celebrated its 71st-anniversary last weekend.The fair included cattle, horse and baking events as well as handy craft contests, a truck pull and dance competition.Jodie Richter had one of the best performances at the fair, achieving three total aggregates in the baking, flowers and foliage and the fruits and vegetable competitions. Winners from the fair are shown below:Dairy Cattle:Junior Grooming: Jeremiah GauthierOpen Grooming: Butterkup FarmsJunior Showmanship: Jeremiah GauthierOpen Showmanship: Butterkup FarmsCow and Calf Pair: Butterkup FarmsFirst Year Milking: Butterkup FarmsSecond Year Milking: 8 Way CharolaisYearling Heifer: Schroer FamilyBest Udder of Show: Schroer FamilyCalf of the Current Year: Schroer FamilyMature Cow: Schroer FamilyBeef Cattle: Grand Aggregate: Halfway River SimmentalsDarren Pugh Memorial Breeder’Exhibitit: Rafter SJ AngusShowmanship: Caitlan HarmonIntermediate Showmanship: Justin McCordJunior Showmanship: Donovan Snider4-H Cow with Calf: Logan Denzler4-H Yearling Heifer: Seth HarmonBull Calf: Eckbert WeitzelYearling Bull: Michaela McCordOverall Bull: Eckbert WeitzelYearling Calf: Michaela McCordHeifer Calf: Justin McCordMature Cow with Calf: Christa WeitzelOverall Female: Justin McCordSteer Classic: Christa WeitzelPen of Three Heifers: Dry Creek RanchHeavy Horse:Horse Pull: Calvin BuchtaTop Teamster: MackenzieOldest Teamster: DillmanLight Horse: Grand Champion English Horse: Dannielle HennesseyReserve Champion English Horse: Gracie EnglishGrand Champion Western Horse: Katrina KimmieReserve Champion Western Horse: Becky NewshamGrand Halter Champion: Katrina KimmieReserve Halter Champion: Megan RawsonHome Baking: Grand Aggregate: Julie JohnsonGluten Free Aggregate: Jodie RichterHandicrafts: Grand Aggregate: Priscilla BenterudBest in Show: Doris HoferSeasonal Crafts Aggregate: Priscilla BenterudSewing Aggregate: Priscilla BenterudFibre Arts Aggregate: Rene GiesbrechtSenior Handicrafts Aggregate: Julie TaylorQuilts Aggrigate: Anita AndersonNeedle Work Aggregate: David PriceHand Knitting Aggregate: Kath LangerudToys and Dolls Aggregate: Priscilla BenterudTruck Pull:Class 2000-2999: Bob Corbett – 305.97Class 3000-3999: George Lamy – 210.43Class 4000-4999: Noel Pomeroy – 402.52Class 5000-5999: Harvey Hennig – 410.49Class 6000-6999: Dalton Brown – 385.28Class 7000-7999: Hans Merkl – 171.87Class 8000-8999: Peter Donszelmann – 262.93Class 9000-9999: Kristyn Brody – 229.85Class 10000-11999: Charles Newman – 471.87Class 12000-13999: Arnold Radatz – 527.27Class 14000-19999: Dave Wuthrich – 735.20Entertainment:Amateur Talent Show Best in Show: Audrey WendelU17 Individual music: Audrey WendelU17 Individual Performing Arts: Adylnn Wandler18+ Individual Music: Jayden Stafford18+ Music Group: Karen and KathyDogs:center_img Stock Dogs: Carol Nelson and PiaSheep: Grand Champion Ewe: Christa WeitzelBreeder’s Exhibit: Christa WeitzelJr. Grooming: Meggan BueckertJr. Showmanship: Katelynn BueckertPoultry: Mature Rooster: Ella KellyU16 Spring Pullets: Delany KingOpen Fancy Breed: Ella Kelly and Caitlyn KellySpring Roosters: Charly KingLaying Hens: Jason SowersSpring Pullets: Brookyln Morton and Jaida MortonGoats: Grand Champion Meat Doe: Freyja JarnaginGrand Champion Dairy Doe: Melvin Jarnagin8+ Jr. Showmanship: Stella JarnaginOpen Showmanship: Stella JarnaginHome Canning:Grand Aggregate: Noreen KramerBest in Show: Mavis NelsonBernarding Jam and Jelly Award: Lorna PennerBernardin Giftpack Competition: Eliza BenterudBest Wines: Gordon Westergaard and Katy PeckBest Liquer: Herbert KeuthFruits and Vegetables:Grand Aggregate: Suzie Richter and Jodie RichterMost Outstanding Fruit: Helen DutchakMost Outstanding Vegetable: Tiffany ThiessenBest Tomato: Dick KatterbergBiggest Zuchini: Suzie Richter and Jodie RichterBest Vegetable Scultpture: Lorne McBethBest Scarecrow: Cindy GoertzenFlowers and Foliage:Grand Aggregate: Jodie Richter and Julie TaylorHighest Horticultural Award: Suzie Richter and Jodie RichterBest Cut Flower: Marg ZielsdorfBest Arrangement: Olga GregoireBest Orchid: Ben Hansen and Wilma HansenBest House Plant: Suzie RichterArt:Grand Aggregate artwork: Samantha WigglesworthGrand Aggregate photography: Diane KingBest in Show Photography: Frieda Walterlast_img read more

RBI may go for 25 bps rate cut to boost economic activities

first_imgNew Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may cut key lending rates by another 25 basis points on Thursday to boost economic activities amid fears of global slowdown impacting domestic growth prospects, experts said. The RBI had reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points in February after a gap of 18 months. A back-to-back cut in interest rate would provide relief to borrowers in the election season. The six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) headed by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das will meet for three days in Mumbai and announce the decision on interest rate on April 4. It would be the first bi-monthly monetary policy of 2019-20. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalDas has already held meetings with stakeholders including industry bodies, depositors association, MSME representatives and bankers. The industry is pitching for another rate cut as the inflation is well below the RBI’s mandate of 4 per cent and need the for boosting economic growth is pressing. V K Sharma, Head PCG and Capital Markets Strategy at HDFC Securities, said the market has factored in a 25 basis-point cut and a change in stance to accommodative from neutral, adding that the expected increase in liquidity and cut in interest rates auger well for the market. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostPFB Shanti Ekambaram, President (Consumer Banking) at Kotak Mahindra Bank, said global and local factors will guide future policy action. Consumption has slowed down a bit and the investment cycle is still slow. “It is likely that there could be another 25 basis-point rate cut later in the year, but that would be dependent on inflation and growth data. In addition, the central bank will keep an eye on the post-elections budget, monsoons and oil prices,” Ekambaram added. Director General of CII Chandrajit Banerjee said the inflation trajectory has remained benign which further warrants a reduction in interest rate. “In view of the visible signs of a growth slowdown in the second half of 2018-19, it is requested that the RBI should reduce the repo rate by at least 25 basis points in the upcoming policy and maintain a softening trend in monetary policy,” he said. Banerjee was also said in order that the rate cut be effectively transmitted to banks, a reduction in the cash reserve ratio (CRR) is also recommended so that it frees up banks cash for lending purposes. The MPC, which includes two representatives from the central bank and three external members, will take into account the data on retail inflation, industrial production and global economic outlook while arriving at its monetary policy. Subdued performance of manufacturing sector, especially capital and consumer goods, had pulled down the growth in industrial production to 1.7 per cent in January from 7.5 per cent a year ago. The data on Index of Industrial Production (IIP) for February is yet to be released. Retail inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) continues to remain below 4 per cent. It was 2.57 per cent in February year-on-year. China, which is one of the India’s largest trading partner, recently lowered its economic growth target amid slowing global economy and a effects of trade war with the US. As per the US commerce department, the American economy grew 2.2 per cent in fourth quarter of 2018, lower than the 2.6 per cent estimated earlier.last_img read more