Ryan Blaney emerges for win in first Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte

first_imgCONCORD, N.C. – In a race that was as wild as advertised in the closing laps, Ryan Blaney sped past crashing Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr. in the final corner to win Sunday’s inaugural Bank of America Roval 400 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.With his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season and the second of his career, Blaney advanced to Round of 12 in the NASCAR Playoffs.RELATED: Full results | Stage 1 results | Stage 2 results SHOP: Blaney gearJohnson wasn’t as lucky. The seven-time series champion was pressuring Truex on the final lap and powered his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to the inside of Truex’s No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota Camry off the banking of Turn 15 coming into the frontstretch chicane.Johnson spun and collected Truex as he slid across the asphalt between Turns 16 and 17, knocking Truex’s Toyota toward the outside wall in the tri-oval. Blaney drove his No. 12 Team Penske Ford Fusion between the two wrecked cars and crossed the finish line .792 seconds ahead of runner-up Jamie McMurray. Because he had blown the chicane, Johnson stopped on the frontstretch as mandated by NASCAR before continuing across the finish line. He finished eighth and ended the event tied for 11th in the playoff standings with Aric Almirola and Kyle Larson, who completed the final lap in a car that had been all but destroyed in a Turn 1 wreck after a restart on Lap 104 of 109. MORE: Kes wrecks, takes Larson with him | Dillon wrecks out, ends playoff hopesAlmirola and Larson got the final two berths into the Round of 12 on a tiebreaker based on the best finish in the current round. Larson was second at Las Vegas, and Almirola took fifth place at Richmond. Johnson’s best result was the eighth at Charlotte, leaving him on the outside with Austin Dillon, Denny Hamlin and Erik Jones, who also were eliminated from the Monster Energy Series Playoffs in Sunday’s cutoff race. RELATED: Playoff standings“Tough weekend, just kind of avoided some stuff,” Blaney said after he climbed from his car. “You hate to see two guys get into it there and take out two of the best cars all day. But that’s racing sometimes.“We were just at the right spot at the right time. It’s cool to be in Victory Lane and move on to the next round.”Truex, who led into the final chicane, was understandably disappointed with his 14th-place result.“Last corner, desperation behind us, that’s what you get,” said Truex, a four-time winner this season. “I gave him (Johnson) the inside lane, and he had the run through (NASCAR Turn 4), and I was real tight down there. I let him have the inside going down inside coming out of 4 there to the chicane.“He just over-drove it and was never going to make it and he used me as brakes and turned us both around. It sucks. We could have raced side-by-side off the last corner for a win, and that would have been cool. The fans would have been digging it, but instead we finished 14th and he’s locked out of the playoffs. I guess that’s what he gets.”Joining Blaney, Larson and Almirola in Round of 12 of the Playoffs are Brad Keselowski (Las Vegas winner), Kyle Busch (Richmond winner), Truex (locked in after Richmond) and Kevin Harvick (who qualified for the next round when he took the green flag on Sunday).Advancing on points were pole winner Kurt Busch, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, Clint Bowyer and Alex Bowman. Bowyer ran third on Sunday, followed by Bowman, Kurt Busch, Elliott and AJ Allmendinger.last_img read more

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FreshTracks Capital taps DRINKmaple for new investment

first_imgVermont Business Magazine FreshTracks Capital announced Monday it has invested in a growing Vermont-based beverage brand, DRINKmaple. This is the second Vermont-based investment from FreshTracks Capital’s newly launched investment fund, FreshTracks IV. DRINKmaple, based in St Albans, is a rapidly-growing maple water brand that features only one ingredient, straight from the tree.  It’s refreshing, hydrating and naturally nutritious, with just a subtle hint of maple.  DRINKmaple is packed with 46 naturally-occurring nutrients including antioxidants, polyphenols, minerals and electrolytes, with more manganese than a cup of kale, and half the sugar of coconut water.  The company also makes DRINKmelon Organic Watermelon Water, also made from one ingredient, 100% organic watermelons. DRINKmaple is the brainchild of Ironman Triathlon training partners Kate Weiler and Jeff Rose, who found the beverage while competing in an Ironman in 2013.  At first sip and after experiencing the hydrating benefits firsthand, they set out to bottle maple sap as a natural hydration beverage to fuel their athletic performance.  The brand rapidly gained a cult following among competitive athletes, and is now expanding distribution to satisfy demand across the country. Investors quickly saw potential in this “better for you” beverage brand based on its broad consumer appeal and increasing sales velocity.  Where it is distributed, it already outsells national coconut water brands, attracting the attention of major beverage industry players.  As a result, Weiler and Rose decided to raise investment capital to help them scale quickly to meet the opportunity.  FreshTracks Capital, along with several other investors, participated in DRINKmaple’s Series A round of financing, with FreshTracks investing $250,000 of a total $4.35 million to help fuel the young company’s growth and gain national recognition. TJ Whalen, Managing Director for FreshTracks Capital, said, “I think DRINKmaple is poised to become a national player.  This product hits on all the right trends driving growth in the beverage industry.  The brand has tremendous potential, and I believe Kate and Jeff have exactly what it takes to turn this local Vermont business into a national success story.” Kate Weiler, CEO of DRINKmaple said of the company’s rapid growth, “It’s so exciting to have this opportunity to satisfy the nation’s thirst for healthful beverages.  As a nutritionist and athlete, I wanted to create something that offered the right balance of functional performance, hydration and great taste.  And I found the best all-natural ingredient for this right here in Vermont’s maple trees.  I love that it’s natural, plant-based hydration from a local, sustainable source.  And now I’m thrilled to work with FreshTracks Capital and our other investors to continue to expand our national footprint.” About FreshTracks Capital: Founded in 2001, FreshTracks Capital is a Vermont-focused investment fund that uses venture capital to create positive economic and community impacts.  Across its four funds, which total more than $45 million, FreshTracks has invested in over 20 Vermont-based companies. FreshTracks hosts a number of events for entrepreneurs and investors, including Peak Pitch and Road Pitch.  The firm’s General Partners and Managing Directors are Cairn Cross, Lee Bouyea and T.J. Whalen.  FreshTracks is actively investing out of its newly launched fund, FreshTracks Capital IV. About DRINKmaple: At DRINKmaple, we’re on a mission to innovate in the beverage space by creating healthful hydration for the broader consumer. We are makers of DRINKmaple Organic Maple Water, a premium plant-based hydration beverage consisting of the sap tapped directly from sugar maple trees in Vermont, and DRINKmelon Organic Watermelon Water, a plant-based, single-ingredient functional beverage made from 100% organic watermelons. Learn more at www.drinkmaple.com(link is external).Shelburne and St. Albans, VT (May 8, 2017) – FreshTracks Capitallast_img read more

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City council approves design phase after study recommends expansion of Merriam Police Department

first_imgThe Merriam Police Department would get an expansion under an architect’s proposal.The Merriam Police Department needs space.When it was built in 2004, the police station, which sits on the same property with city hall, was built 33 percent smaller than the projected needs of the department because of budget constraints, according to a post on the department site.The Merriam City Council this week approved funding the design of an addition to the police department that would solve three concerns identified about the current facility: The ventilation and size of the property room; the efficiency and cost of ongoing repaired of the HVAC system; locker room space for all employees.Merriam Police Chief Mike Daniels presented a report from Hoefer Wysocki Architecture outlining the problems with the facility and proposed solutions. Merriam City Administrator Phil Lammers told the council the city is interested in doing an expansion of the police department sooner rather than later. Entering a contract for design this year could make construction possible in 2017.Among the options is replacing or right-sizing an HVAC system that is oversized for the building and causes efficiency problems, wearing out equipment. The system also draws fumes into the building. The property room does not vent toxic odors from the work space so the work station has been placed in the hallway. Not all officers have locker space and it is damp, Daniels said.Under one architectural proposal, the locker room space would be doubled and the property room would increase from 427 to 800 square feet. The plan also would expand the investigations area to house four detectives plus a crime analyst and mental health co-responder.The full space needs study report can be found here.last_img read more

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On the Move 10-1-09

first_imgOn the Move 10-1-09 On the Move Francis Pierce, Susan Sewell and Richard Allen recently joined Mateer Harbert in Orlando. Along with current Mateer Harbert partner Larry Townsend, they will focus on the firm’s growing medical malpractice and insurance practice areas. Pierce joins the firm as a partner and will lead the expanded medical malpractice and insurance practice areas. Sewell joins as a senior associate. Allen rejoins join the firm as a partner. Marci A. Rubin has joined Phillips, Cantor, Berlowitz & Shalek in Hollywood as a partner focusing her practice on corporate law, commercial and residential real estate, transactional law, mergers and acquisitions. Kate Bedell has joined the Fourth Circuit Public Defender’s Office as chief of the Felony Unit Division. Jeffrey P. Buak has been named equity shareholder at Unger, Acree, Gilbert, Tressler, Tacktill, & Buak in Orlando and will continue his primary practice of real estate and land use. Alicia E. Adams has joined McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver in Tallahassee. She will focus her practice in the area of civil litigation defense. Chad M. Pilon has joined Christopher N. Ligori and Associates in Tampa. Pilon focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, automobile negligence, wrongful death, and premises liability. Eliot C. Abbott has joined Ruden McClosky in Miami as a partner. George Sprinkel IV has joined Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group. Marta Colomar Garcia has joined Diaz Reus Targ & Lee in Miami as an associate where she will handle complex international corporate transactions and contracts, international breach-of-contract claims, and real estate matters. Rouselle “Bo” Sutton III has joined Railey & Harding in Orlando as an associate in the construction litigation practice group. Kelly Kolb has joined Ruden McClosky in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner. Kolb focuses his practice on labor & employment, insurance, and bad faith matters. Aaron Behar has joined Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner. He will also serve as chair of the firm’s general liability group. Behar primarily represents insurance carriers and their insureds in the areas of employment practices liability, errors and omissions, and bodily injury. James E. Malphurs has joined Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist in Orlando where he will practice intellectual property law. Robert Thornburg, of counsel to the firm, is now working in the Miami office, located at 777 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1114. Sonja Knighton Dickens has been appointed as the in-house city attorney for the City of Miami Gardens. Zoltan Pinter has joined Leighton Law in Miami. Pinter’s practice focuses on catastrophic injury, violent crime/inadequate security, medical malpractice, product liability, business tort litigation, agricultural business and litigation, fraud investigation, and litigation. Kelly Naik has been promoted to chief of the Fourth Circuit Public Defender Office’s County Court Division. Mark R. Osherow has joined Adorno & Yoss in the Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton offices as a partner. Osherow’s experience includes a wide range of business litigation matters from inception through trial involving employment, real estate, construction, fraud and misrepresentation, as well as corporate and partnership disputes, and related contractual issues. Russell A. Yagel has become a managing partner, Jessica Rothenberg and Robert Stober have become equity partners, and Ron Saunders has become of counsel with Hershoff, Lupino & Yagel in Tavernier. John M. Quaranta has joined Damian & Valori in Miami and will concentrate his practice in the areas of complex commercial Litigation. Laura J. Varela has joined Phillips, Cantor, Berlowitz & Shalek in Hollywood as a partner in the commercial litigation group, practicing in the areas of commercial, real estate, community association, lending and banking, and distressed property litigation. Brian J. Redar has joined the Department of Homeland Security as a general attorney in the Office of Associate Chief Counsel for Customs and Border Protection, Long Beach, CA. Devand (Dave) A. Sukhdeo has joined Jackson Lewis in Miami as a partner and TerRance Q. Woodard has joined the firm as an associate. Sukhdeo and Woodard practice employment law. Dean J. Merten has moved The Merten Law Office, P.A., to 6905 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach 33405. Merten can be reached at (561) 585-0464 or [email protected] Merten continues to practice criminal defense. Debra L. Munchel has joined the 10th Circuit Public Defender’s Office in Bartow. Leslie A. Wickes has been elected the managing partner of Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson & Wachs in Jacksonville. Webb Peduzzi, P.A., has relocated its Orlando office to 1800 Pembrook Dr., Ste. 300, Orlando 32810. The firm may be reached by phone locally at (407) 956-1030, toll free at (877) 653-8003, or by e-mail at [email protected] David E. Ramba has opened Ramba Consulting Group and Ramba Law Group at 101 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee 32301; phone (850) 727-7087; fax: (850) 807-2502; e-mail: [email protected] A substantial portion of Ramba’s practice is devoted toward legislative representation and matters before state agencies. Erica Bloomberg-Johnson has joined the Law Firm of Gloria W. Fletcher in Gainesville and will be handling criminal cases. She may be reached at (352) 374-4007 or by fax (352) 337-8340. Gary Khutorsky has joined the Ft. Lauderdale office of Litchfield Cavo as a partner. Khutorsky practices in the area of insurance coverage. Angela Swenka has also joined the Ft. Lauderdale office as an associate. Ian Weldon recently became a “death qualified” attorney and moves to the Capital Crimes Division in Homicide at the Fourth Circuit Public Defender’s Office, while Regina Wright ascends to the Division for Major Crimes. Robert J. Sniffen and Michael P. Spellman have formed Sniffen & Spellman in Tallahassee. The firm will offer advice and representation to businesses and governmental agencies statewide in the areas of labor and employment law, law enforcement liability, civil rights litigation, fair housing litigation, insurance defense, administrative law, commercial transactions and commercial litigation, school law, special education litigation, and property taxation. October 1, 2009 On the Movelast_img read more

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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 20, 2018

first_imgCARB-X announces first award for 2018, two more funding roundsCARB-X, a public-private collaboration that supports companies in early-stage antibiotic discovery and development, recently announced its first funding award for 2018 and provided details about two funding rounds for the current year.CARB-X said in a Feb 15 announcement that it is funding Curza, based in Salt Lake City, to support the development of a new class of antibiotics to treat a broad spectrum of life-threatening gram-negative bacteria that are resistant to currently available antibiotics. Curza’s initial award is worth up to $2.2 million, with the possibility of $1.8 million more if it achieves certain milestones.Kevin Outterson, JD, executive director of CARB-X, said in a statement from the group, “Curza’s new class of antibiotics is an exciting addition to the Powered by CARB-X portfolio as it has been decades since the last new class was approved to for gram-negative bacteria.” Curza’s CZ-02 series is designed to kill bacteria with known resistance to other ribosomal antibiotics by binding to a clinically undrugged and highly conserved site on the bacterial ribosome.The drugs have a unique mechanism that maximizes penetration of bacterial cells that leads to potent activity against drug-resistant ESKAPE pathogens, which include Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species.In another CARB-X development, the group today announced two funding rounds, one open from Mar 22 through Mar 29, targeting new classes of direct-acting small-molecule and large-molecule antibacterials that target certain gram-negative bacteria. The second round is open from Jun 1 through Jun 8 and includes direct-acting therapies and a broader scope of vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, and devices that meet certain criteria.Outterson said, “The scope of each funding cycle has been carefully designed to meet the most urgent needs in the global pipeline to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections and respond to the rising threat of drug resistant bacteria.”Feb 15 CARB-X press release Feb 20 CARB-X press release MRSA bacteremia rates higher in states with more African-AmericansA new analysis of hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (HO-MRSAB) rates suggests that states with more African-American residents have higher incidence, researchers reported yesterday in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.In the study, researchers looked at state-level HO-MRSAB data for the year 2013 obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and at census-derived demographic and socioeconomic variables. Although variations in HO-MRSAB rates among states have been explained by differences in the quality of infection-control practices, the researchers wanted to evaluate whether risk factors that have been well-studied at the individual level (including race, age, gender, and diabetic status) affect variations among populations.Univariate analysis demonstrated significant positive correlations between HO-MRSAB rates and poverty rates, income inequality, percent of the population with diabetes, and the percent of the population that self-identify as African-American. But on multivariable analysis, the researchers found that African-American identity was the only variable that retained statistical significance.While acknowledging that the findings suggest only a correlation and require further investigation, the authors of the study say that identifying population-level risk factors for HO-MRSAB is the first step toward developing risk-adjustment tools that would allow for more meaningful comparisons among states and more accurate estimates of the contribution of infection-control practices. Feb 19 Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol abstract FAO warns about antimicrobial resistance in Asia-PacificDiseases originating in animals (called zoonotic diseases) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are converging in Asia-Pacific nations and threatening human health, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific warned today.”We need to take action on AMR now because it affects us all,” Juan Lubroth, DVM, FAO’s chief veterinarian and AMR coordinator, said in an FAO news release. He added that antimicrobial overuse and misuse in humans and animals are resulting in the spread of AMR, which is complicating the treatment of many infectious diseases.”Antibiotics and other antimicrobials are vital to treat sick animals and to protect public health by preventing the spread of disease and by keeping pathogens off our plates,” Lubroth told delegates at the Prince Mahidol Awards Conference in Bangkok, where the theme of this year’s annual conference is AMR and emerging infectious diseases.”Governments have a responsibility to their country and to the global community to step-up and ensure that adequate regulations for antimicrobial use and distribution are in-place and enforced,” said Lubroth, “This responsibility extends to providing incentive programmes and enabling mechanisms to help farmers transition away from an unsustainable dependency on antibiotics.”The FAO is working with Asia-Pacific countries such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, and Vietnam to develop and implement National Action Plans on AMR to raise awareness, promote good practices and legislation, and boost surveillance. The agency has also developed and piloted the Assessment Tool for Laboratories and Antimicrobial Surveillance Systems (ATLASS) in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam to help them assess their national AMR surveillance systems and laboratories.Feb 20 FAO regional office news release Study finds anti-parasite drug effect against drug-resistant StaphInvestigators looking at the performance of three anti-parasite drugs against Staphylococcus aureus discovered that one of them, ivermectin, demonstrated potent anti-staphylococcal activity against some Staphylococcus isolates, including one that was resistant to methicillin and cefoxitin, according to a study today in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control.Canadian and Pakistani researchers tested ivermectin, levamisole, and albendazole against 21 S aureus isolates from bovine milk collected in Lahore and Faisalabad, Pakistan.They found that ivermectin but not the other drugs exhibited a potent anti-staphylococcal activity at the concentrations of 6.25 and 12.5 micrograms per milliliter against two isolates. One of those isolates was sensitive to methicillin and cefoxitin, while the other was resistant to the two drugs.The authors conclude, “Our novel findings indicate that ivermectin has an anti-bacterial effect against certain S. aureus isolates. However, to comprehend why ivermectin did not inhibit the growth of all Staphylococci needs further investigation.”Feb 20 Antimicrob Resist Infect Control studylast_img read more

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Emerson Network Power Appoints New Representative for Utah, Wyoming and Colorado

first_imgEmerson Network Power has appointed Con-Tek Marketing (CTM) to represent Emerson Connectivity Solutions’ Midwest Microwave and Semflex product lines in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado, effective February 1, 2014.  This territory was previously covered by RF Marketing and after a long and successful tenure as a manufacturer’s representative for Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions, Mr. Costy Haddad; sole proprietor of RF Marketing, has decided to retire. Everyone at Emerson wishes Costy the very best in his retirement.last_img

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Snowboarder Takeuchi places second in World Cup slalom event

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES “I am happy. I didn’t have to take advantage of any mistakes that my opponents made but I got through to the final on my own merit,” said Takeuchi, who was fourth at the world championships in South Korea last month.Takeuchi beat Doris Guenther of Austria, who leads the World Cup standings in the parallel events, in the semifinal round to book her spot in the final. STONEHAM (Kyodo) Snowboarder Tomoka Takeuchi had to take a back seat to Amelie Kober of Germany on Sunday, settling for second by a small margin in the women’s parallel giant slalom at a World Cup meet in Canada.Takeuchi failed to win her first career title and finished runnerup for the third time this season on the World Cup circuit. Despite losing to Turin Olympic silver medalist Kober by 0.05 second, Takeuchi was not discouraged.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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Vadavada United RFL club receives financial backing

first_imgRugby League BY KILA NAO Vadavada United rugby league club has been bailed out of its dilemma after a local Hire Car company jumped on board to help them with financial support on Monday. The A grade premiership winning team in the Moresby South Rugby League competition have been boosted with K4,350 from Island Mobil Hire Cars located at Vadavada in the National Capital District. The company’s public relations officer Joe Kepa said they were happy to be associated with youths who are involved in sports. “It is part of our community obligation to help where necessary and this teams (men and women) have been a role model since last year. “We have raised our hands up again this year to support them with small funding which will go towards paying their fees,” said Kepa. United president Steven Mark thanked the management of the firm for their continued support. “The funding received will go towards paying our affiliation and player registration fees for the three grades (A, Under 20 and women’s). “Most of the players live at Vadavada and around China Town who are committed to playing sports especially rugby league. “Our men’s A grade side won the MSRL premiership trophy last season and we are confident at defending the title this time around. “Three of our players Unnie Patrick, Jason Maima and Josh Eriko are currently playing with the Gulf Isou and we are hoping that more players will join the ranks soon.last_img read more

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Allen Raaen best of the week

first_imgIPGC golf from The HavenMonday, Sept. 30, Plutaluang – StablefordCSS 75 NC1st Trevor Schirmer (12) 31pts2nd Mark Armstrong (25) 29pts 3rd Markku Tynell (23) 29pts4th Shuichi Kodaka (17) 28pts5th John Carlin (15) 27pts6th Russell Gilroy (15) 27ptsAllen Raaen.It had been some time since the group had visited the Royal Thai Navy course at Plutaluang but with the golf scheduler having made an error in booking Greenwood on the last Monday in the month, when everyone else knows they are always closed on that day, a last minute change saw the players find themselves being rescheduled to play the North and East courses in Sattahip.It turned out to be a very pleasant surprise, even though the course was as wet as any other in the area during the current monsoon period, and the scores did not reflect the condition of the course which was generally quite good.  All the contestants were happy with the day’s golf despite the CSS for the day going up to 75 and being non-counting for handicap.Trevor Schirmer took first place following a solid even handicap opening nine that slowly went downhill thereafter.  He finished with a sparse seven points from the last six on the East course but his start had been enough to see off the challengers, with the nearest being two shots adrift.Mark Armstrong took a well deserved second place after winning a count back over Markku Tynell with a better 17 to 13 after taking just ten points from the final five holes as Markku could total just six.Shuichi Kodaka, playing his last game before returning to Japan for a short holiday, slipped into fourth place one shot further back, which left John Carlin in fifth after he had also won a count back over Russell Gilroy with a better 13 to 12.Unsurprisingly there were no 2’s in the second division but Trevor Schirmer added to his day’s haul with the only one in the first division.Prior to the presentations there was a fond adieu for Shuichi Kodaka which he celebrated by buying a round for the bar.Wednesday, Oct. 2, Eastern Star – StablefordCSS 75 NC1st Alwyne Burley (16) 31pts2nd Markku Tynell (23) 30pts3rd Brian Libbey (9) 29pts4th Ole Stamnes (27) 29pts5th George Hoskins (16) 28ptsAlwyn Burley.Having missed out badly in the previous outing, by not playing, to take advantage of Hal Hart’s poor performance, Alwyne Burley turned in one of his better cards on a day when the conditions for good scoring were not at their best with the fairways offering little run and the rough about as high as it can get before it is considered jungle.However, if the ball was kept on the fairly short stuff a reasonable game could be played, but with the course already one of the longest on the calendar it became a matter of survival for most as the CSS for the day once again went out to 75 to become non-counting for upward review.Markku Tynell improved a place as he took his second podium of the week in second spot, one shot ahead of a count back for third between Brain Libbey and Ole Stamnes which was won by the former following a better back six of 10 to 9 after they had tied the nine on 16 apiece.George Hoskins enjoyed his first outing as he finished on the podium in fifth another stroke behind them.Once again there were no 2’s in the second division and Trevor Schirmer had the only one in the first division.Before the presentations were made there were welcomes for new members Wayne Farrell and George Hoskins visiting from Phuket for golf at more affordable prices, together with a welcome back from Norway for Ole Stamnes.Friday, Oct. 4, Pattana A & B (yellow tees) – Stableford1st Allen Raaen (8) 36pts2nd Hal Hart (18) 32pts3rd Markku Tynell (23) 31pts4th Phil Groves (7) 29pts5th Russell Gilroy (15) 29ptsTrevor Schirmer.Once again the A course had been brought back into service after a short break for some renovations and the general opinion of the players was that it was a little too early, but there were some signs of improvement compared to the pre-closure conditions in most areas.After two non-counting competitions due to the extreme wetness of the courses, another arduous day was anticipated by the group as they assembled at The Haven, which turned out to be not far from the end result as only the winner managed to play to handicap and indeed was the sole player to do so all week.That man was Allen Raaen who was warming up in preparation for his forthcoming stag night and wedding in the near future.He won in some style as well by four clear, with a card showing just one blemish when a plugged ball could not be found on the first par three which resulted in a blob, but thereafter a solid performance sealed yet another win for the always dependable Allen.At least his efforts managed to stop the CSS going out further than to 74, a rise of just one whilst clipping a smidgen off his own handicap and allowing the rest of the field an upward movement.Hal Hart returned a day late and, with Alwyne celebrating his win with a day off, took on another challenge from the hopeful Russell Gilroy, which ended with another celebratory meal as he took second place.Markku Tynell claimed his third podium of the week with a solid third place ahead of a count back for fourth and fifth which was won by Phil groves over the hapless Russell Gilroy with a better 13 to 10.There were no 2’s in the second division as the pot continued to swell but John Carlin had the only one in the first division to sweep the pool.Back at The Haven there was a welcome for new member Stephen Donahue on a short visit from The USA.Note:  If you would like to play with The Haven group, you can contact mobile 082 219 0965 or call in to The Haven Hotel, at 185 Soi 13, between Beach Road and 2nd Road.  All transportation to the course is arranged and you do not need to sign up prior to the day, but you should be there by 8.15 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on the days that you wish to play.  A schedule of courses to be played can be found on our web site at 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Midweek Galway Club Football results

first_imgAn Cheathru Rua 2-12 Killannin 2-5Tuam Stars 1-15 Caherlistrane 2-10Corofin 1-16 Killererin 0-4Cortoon Shamrocks 5-7 Caltra 0-11Milltown 1-14 Dunmore MacHales 1-8Cahill Cup:Oranmore/Maree 1-15 Athenry 1-8 John Dunne Cup: print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Barna 3-11 Oughterard 0-17last_img

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