News / UPS unveils network ‘transformation’ to target fast-growing e-commerce sector

first_imgDavid Abney By Alexander Whiteman 14/09/2018 UPS has unveiled a new strategy targeting major growth in domestic and cross-border e-commerce volumes by 2022.At an investor presentation yesterday, chief executive David Abney said package revenues would climb 40%, with cross-border income jumping 28%.He said: “We are transforming from a position of strength and implementing an enterprise-wide transformation that will enable and accelerate our enhanced business strategy.“Transformation will lift our earnings, as we generate higher-quality revenue and use technology to increase operating efficiency and enhance customer service.”Mr Abney added that the strategy would also focus on the continued expansion of the US B2B and B2C, healthcare and SME markets.Chief marketing officer Kevin Warren reiterated the integrator’s focus on SME e-commerce volumes, which he said generated profits and revenues “several times higher” than larger firms.“We’re making greater use of analytics to price more effectively, improving win rate; but [we] are also looking at products that help better leverage B2B and B2C markets,” he said.“It will be an enterprise-wide approach with collaboration across the departments as we look to bring in a richer mix of SME clients.”The firm will build new, and renovate existing, facilities, with plans to add capacity for another 350,000-400,000 pieces being sorted per hour each year between now and 2020. That is around seven times the additional sortation capacity added in 2017, UPS said.“This transformation is happening; it is not years down the road. Using technology, we are optimising the flows of freight and packages across the UPS network,” said Mr Abney.“Today nearly 50% of our nearly 35m sorted packages a day are processed using new more-automated facilities.”Plans to open seven new automated sortation facilities in the period were also announced, which UPS said would improve efficiency by up to 35%.The strategy announcement followed a fallow start to the year for UPS – it reported a 13% decline in operating profit in the second quarter. CFO Richard Peretz attributed this to fewer domestic US packages, and Mr Abney said yesterday around two-thirds of the new strategy would be aimed at improving this segment.“When we complete this phase of our network enhancement, in 2022, 100% of eligible volume in the US will be sorted using these new highly automated sites,” added Mr Abney.last_img read more

We’re providing medical care to a new type of migrant — the climate migrant

first_img Privacy Policy Clinicians quickly began triage in the pop-up refugee camps in the nearby town of Chico. First they treated people for respiratory problems and minor injuries in the Walmart parking lot. Then they fought outbreaks of norovirus in the churches and empty box store buildings that served as evacuation centers. And now, two months later, they are still caring for thousands of the newly homeless who have nowhere to go. Leave this field empty if you’re human: Health systems need to be flexible enough to serve climate migrants as they are forced from their homes. Most, for example, currently have trouble transferring medical records or scheduling appointments across state lines with ease. But those fleeing disaster will need quick and nimble systems to serve them.We must reformulate our health systems to accommodate climate migrants, whether they are arriving at the border because their crops failed or they have developed acute health issues arising from disaster. With no connections and few resources to help them connect to care, they must be able to find health services while in a new town.Services like the Migrant Clinicians Network’s Health Network can help. Through it, a clinician can sign up a patient, and a case manager will help that patient find services in his or her new location, assure the transfer of medical records, and even link the patient with needed auxiliary services like transportation to a health center. Such services save lives, but as climate change advances, we need to be prepared to implement them at a larger scale.Clinicians also have another major role to play: to help stop the advancement of climate change in the first place. According to the National Climate Assessment, “While mitigation and adaptation efforts have expanded substantially in the last four years, they do not yet approach the scale considered necessary to avoid substantial damages to the economy, environment, and human health over the coming decades. … Future risks from climate change depend primarily on decisions made today.”Now, more than ever, clinicians whose core values include helping improve the health of entire communities must work and advocate to stop climate change so they can help people avoid becoming climate migrants in the first place.Ed Zuroweste, M.D., is the chief medical officer for the Migrant Clinicians Network and assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Migrant Clinicians Network, with five offices around the U.S., including Chico, Calif., is a nonprofit focused on health justice for the mobile poor. It also created climate migrants.In Central America, widespread gang violence, political instability, and devastating poverty leave families at the brink of starvation, while globalization, decades of previous migration, and modern technology make migration seem more plausible. But it’s the climate-induced droughts and disasters, longer and more intense than are typical, that are making migration a necessity.A week after the California fire, and in the midst of continued migration to the border, the Trump administration quietly released the “Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States.” It emphasizes how climate change is the great amplifier: not just pushing our extreme weather to be more extreme, but also making our social inequalities even more unequal. Vulnerable populations, the report noted, are particularly at risk: “Populations including older adults, children, low-income communities, and some communities of color are often disproportionately affected by, and less resilient to, the health impacts of climate change.”Climate migrants aren’t made only by natural disasters. They’re made from a complex fabric of social, political, environmental, and economic factors that is torn when a climate-strengthened disaster appears, be it stronger hurricanes, rising sea levels, devastating droughts, or increased heat. Climate change is pushing people to move for their immediate or long-term health and well-being. About the Author Reprints Please enter a valid email address. Watch: Climate change: It’s the mother of all human health issues The fires were the result of an amalgam of complicated factors, including private and public forest management, a complex urban-wildland interface, and drought combined with a topography, biosphere, and wind patterns primed for fire. But as with Hurricane Maria, Superstorm Sandy, and fires across the West, climate change pushed this disaster to a new, severe, and deadly extreme.advertisement As part of the Migrant Clinicians Network, my colleagues and I have treated many kinds of migrant over more than two decades: a farm worker who needs prenatal care who must travel every three weeks with the harvest; an asylum seeker struggling with insulin-dependent diabetes who is trying to escape war and violence; an immigrant who needs to travel back home in the midst of his tuberculosis treatment. But we are beginning to see a new type of patient — climate migrants — who I fear we will be seeing more of in the years to come, especially as the Trump administration seems to be ignoring the effects of climate change.The Camp Fire devastated the town of Paradise, Calif. As it climbed over the hill toward the town of 26,000, many clinicians at the Feather River Hospital were instructed to prepare to evacuate. The fire moved with such speed that, just minutes after preparations began, the evacuation became mandatory.Horror stories of the rapid evacuation litter social media: a patient in a hospital gown in the back seat of a clinician’s car; a mother who had just given birth and was still immobilized by anesthesia trapped in an ambulance that had caught on fire; ambulances, trapped by fire on the roads, having to return to the hospital only to discover it had burned down; frantic goodbye calls to loved ones.advertisement By Ed Zuroweste Jan. 9, 2019 Reprints Related: Newsletters Sign up for First Opinion A weekly digest of our opinion column, with insight from industry experts. First OpinionWe’re providing medical care to a new type of migrant — the climate migrant @tweetMCN Feather River Hospital staff work in a triage area while evacuating patients as the Camp Fire moves through the area on Nov. 8, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Ed Zuroweste read more

New York proposes anti-money laundering requirement

first_img “Money is the fuel that feeds the fire of international terrorism,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Global terrorist networks simply cannot thrive without moving significant amounts of money throughout the world. At a time of heightened global security concerns, it is especially vital that banks and regulators do everything they can to stop that flow of illicit funds.” Over the last four years, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has conducted investigations into terrorist financing, financial sanctions violations, and money laundering, which have found, among other issues, “serious shortcomings in the transaction monitoring and filtering programs of these institutions and that a lack of robust governance, oversight, and accountability at senior levels of these institutions has contributed to these shortcomings,” NYDFS said in a statement. The proposed requirement, which is out for a 45-day public comment period, would set minimum standards for firms’ programs to monitor for suspicious transactions. It would also require firms to have a watch list filtering program to prevent transactions involving those under sanctions before they happen (and sets standards for these programs, too.) In addition, chief compliance officers would be required to attest to the adequacy of these programs to regulators each year. The proposed new requirements would take effect for fiscal years starting on April 1, 2017. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday proposed a new regulation that would require senior executives at financial firms to certify the adequacy of their systems to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. The proposal is modelled on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Sarbanes-Oxley rules requiring executives to attest to the quality of their internal controls Facebook LinkedIn Twitter B.C.’s anti-money laundering effort flawed: C.D. Howe Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related newscenter_img FINTRAC fines money services firm OSFI reviewing its anti-money laundering rules James Langton Keywords Money laundering last_img read more

Rebranding United States Foreign Assistance

first_imgRebranding United States Foreign Assistance On December 10, President Trump signed the Executive Order on Rebranding United States Foreign Assistance, directing departments and agencies to deploy a single U.S. Government logo on all U.S. foreign assistance. The use of a single logo for U.S. foreign assistance will strongly demonstrate the generosity of the American people and is critical to our public diplomacy efforts.U.S. foreign assistance embodies American values and compassion abroad. As the world’s single most generous nation, the United States has provided nearly $500 billion in U.S. foreign assistance over the last 20 years alone. U.S. foreign assistance has bolstered health systems, saved lives, and fostered strong, stable, and democratic societies while advancing key national and economic security priorities.With over 20 departments and agencies delivering U.S. foreign assistance, a single logo will replace the many, varied logos currently in use and better and more clearly communicate the generosity of the United States. Consistent U.S. branding will also be an essential tool to counter strategic competitors seeking greater visibility and influence.Ultimately, using a single logo will unify the U.S. Government effort, foster goodwill with partner countries, and enhance U.S. leadership abroad. The Department of State looks forward to leading the implementation of this important Executive Order, in coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other departments and agencies. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, american, Democracy, Department of State, Diplomacy, executive order, Government, President, security, Trump, United States, worldlast_img read more

Lexus spices up LS 500 with all-new F Sport model

first_img Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” RELATED TAGSLexusLSLuxuryNew YorkLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesNew York Auto ShowAutomotive EnginesAutomotive ReviewsAutomotive TechnologyCanadaLexus LSLexus Motor CompanyScience and TechnologyTechnology When will Canada get it? The LS 500 F Sport will arrive this coming winter. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Lexus LS 500 F-SportHandout, Lexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Lexus LS 500 F-SportHandout, Lexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Lexus LS 500 F-SportHandout, Lexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Lexus LS 500 F-SportHandout, Lexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Lexus LS 500 F-SportHandout, Lexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Lexus LS 500 F-SportHandout, Lexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Lexus LS 500 F-SportHandout, Lexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Lexus LS 500 F-SportHandout, Lexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Lexus LS 500 F-SportHandout, Lexus Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Lexus LS 500 F-SportHandout, Lexus Should you buy it? What’s not to love about a head-turning luxury sedan that can whisk its riders from rest to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds? Even the hybrid, with its economy thrust, still manages to turn the trick in 5.2 seconds. ‹ Previous Next › We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. What is it? There was a time when Lexus was a stolid, but solid, brand. The former has long since disappeared. The latest expression is found in the LS 500 F Sport, which will be available in both regular and hybrid models. The changes start with a bolder “spindle” grille, rocker panels and runs through to the rear-end treatment, F Sport badging and 20-inch wheels that hide larger brakes with six-piston front calipers. Inside, it earns better bucket seats, a unique steering wheel, sports instrumentation and a racing pedal package. It all combines to lend the formal sedan some attitude.Why does it matter? The more important changes are found beneath the brightwork. Opting for the handling package brings variable ratio steering, active rear wheel steering, active stabilization and a sport-tuned air suspension with variable heights. The regular gas model uses a twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 engine – 415 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque – and a 10-speed automatic transmission. The LS 500h hybrid employs a 3.5L V6, two electric motor/generators and a lithium-ion battery to deliver 354 horsepower. advertisement Trending in Canada COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more

Entrepreneurship Center At CU's Leeds School Of Business Appoints Advisory Board Members

first_imgThe CU-Boulder Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the Leeds School of Business has appointed business leaders Tom Daniel and Robert Kaufman to its advisory board. Daniel is the CEO and founder of CadWest Partners LLC, a registered broker dealer. He also is president and developer of CTEK Angels, the largest group of angel investors in the Rocky Mountain region. Kaufman is a partner with Q Advisors and previously was president and CEO of netLibrary, a content and technology provider to institutional libraries and corporations. The Deming Center advisory board provides communication between the center and the entrepreneurial business community, helping to generate ideas for the growth and direction of the center. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 18, 2004 last_img read more

Winesellers, Ltd. Named the ‘Top Importer of the Year’ by Wine…

first_imgTwitter AdvertisementNiles, IL – October 11, 2019. Each year, Wine & Spirits Magazine honors the importers with the highest number of Top 100 Wineries, Wineries to Watch, Top 100 Wines and Top 100 Best Buys over the past year. Winesellers, Ltd. had an outstanding performance in these categories in 2019 and will be named a Top Importer of the Year, as featured in the 33rd Annual Buying Guide.Adam Sager, Co-President and son of founder Yale Sager adds, “It’s a true honor to us and well-deserved recognition for our talented supplier partners. We thank Wine & Spirits Magazine for naming us a 2019 Top Importer of the Year.”Winesellers has seen a tremendous increase in demand for quality, organic wines as well as estate-grown wines that are attainable for the everyday drinker. “We’ve been able to grow immensely in recent years while staying true to the values upon which our father began, working with family-owned-and operated-wineries to develop a dynamic and ever-growing portfolio.”Winesellers, Ltd. imports renowned producers such as Besserat de Bellefon Champagne, Portugal’s Quinta de la Rosa and Argentina’s Familia Zuccardi (also awarded Top 100 Wineries by Wine & Spirits). In addition, Winesellers has developed its domestic portfolio with Santa Barbara Winery, Lafond Winery and Vineyards and Napa-based Vinum Cellars.The importer is also reputed for creating, sourcing and developing its own highly regarded brands such as Tortoise Creek from California’s Lodi and Central Coast regions; Sea Pearl from Marlborough, New Zealand; Mont Gravet from Pays d’Oc, France and Tiamo, organic wines crafted from a collection of small organic certified growers throughout Italy. “I am proud to continue building Winesellers with my brother and father,” says Co-President Jordan Sager. “We cherish our longstanding partnerships with incredible winemakers from all over the globe, and firmly believe it’s the basis for developing sustained growth and success.”Winesellers, Ltd. will be featured alongside the winners in the Wine & Spirits Magazine 33rd Annual Buying Guide available now nationally.ABOUT WINESELLERS, LTD. Founded in 1977 by Yale Sager, Winesellers, Ltd. is a third generation, family-owned and globally recognized importer and marketer of fine wines to the U.S. market. The company’s portfolio represents the finest quality of wines in their respective price category and has widespread distribution in all 50 U.S. states. The Winesellers, Ltd. portfolio includes producers and brands from Argentina, Oregon, California, Oregon, Washington State, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and other countries worldwide.For more information, visit, and follow @winesellersltd on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Advertisement Linkedin Home Industry News Releases Winesellers, Ltd. Named the ‘Top Importer of the Year’ by Wine &…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessWinesellers, Ltd. Named the ‘Top Importer of the Year’ by Wine & Spirits MagazineBy Press Release – October 11, 2019 438 0 ReddIt Facebook TAGSWine & Spirits MagazineWinesellers Ltd. Pinterest Email Share Previous articleAfternoon Brief, October 11Next articleMaison Louis Roederer Appoints Nicole Carter as President of Merry Edwards Winery Press Releaselast_img read more

Afternoon Brief, July 31

first_imgReddIt TAGSCenter of Effort WineDrizlyFoley Johnson WineryIndependent Distributor NetworknielsenSonoma County VintnersSovos ShipCompliantViña Concha Y Previous articleBreakthru Beverage Group Appoints Cristina Desmond to Executive Vice President, Pennsylvania  Next articleFrom Raw Juice to Fermented Wine, Central Valley Lab Has Analysis Covered for 2020 Harvest and Beyond Editor Trending Story:2020 DTC Wine Shipping Mid-Year ReportSince we released the annual Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report in partnership with Wines Vines Analytics back in January, a lot has changed when it comes to how consumers are getting their wine…Today’s Seeks Funding at Valuation of More Than $1, an online retailer that lets customers chat live with sommeliers, is exploring a funding round thatll value it at more than $1 billion, according to people with knowledge of the matter…Which Brands and Categories “Won” Fourth of July?If there’s any lesson to take away from Fourth of July sales – and from 2020 sales trends overall – it’s this: Hard seltzer is worth investing in…Can Hip Hop Help Solve Wine’s Millennial Problem?Joey Bada$$ travels with a bottle of Sancerre in his rider. Although he claims to have only started drinking upon reaching legal age, now at a ripe 25 years old, the Brooklyn-born rapper has an affinity for a chilled glass of French Sauvignon Blanc…Viña Concha y Toro Consolidated Sales Grew by 16.5% in Q2Wine Walk: COVID-19 Impacts the 2020 Grape HarvestKosher Wine Sales Took a Hit, Except for BartenuraThe Relevance of Design Layout When Developing a Bulk Wine ProjectEU to Change Duty Threshold on AlcoholBordeaux Faces Its Wine OversupplyChampagne Losing Its Fizz as Global Pandemic Clobbers SalesContinued Deadlock Over 2020 Yields in AlsaceFirst International Wine Event in Italy Since the Coronavirus: Milan Wine WeekAcross China: Frozen Grapes Brew Hot Market for Ice WineThe World’s Most Expensive WinesIndustry Events:Beyond the Pandemic: The Importance of Elevating Your BrandAugust 5, 2020 – WebinarBusiness Branding Overview: How to Create a Unique, Consumer-Friendly BrandAugust 10, 2020 – WebinarSommeliers Choice Awards 2020August 12, 2020 – San Francisco, CA, USACiatti Market Update WebinarAugust 12, 2020 – WebinarWine Media Conference Virtual SummitAugust 20, 2020 – WebinarMore Wine Industry Events…WineIndustry.Jobs:Tasting Room ManagerColdani Family Winery – Lodi, CA, USAGeneral Manager and Director of HospitalityDANCIN Vineyards – Jacksonville, OR, USABook Keeper/Executive SupportNewman Agriculture – Anywhere (Remote)More Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefTop Stories of the Week:A Game Changer for Wine & Spirits DistributionFoley Johnson Winery in Napa Valley Closes After Worker Tests Positive for CoronavirusPhylloxera Breakthrough Brings Hope to VineyardsAfter Reopening Rollbacks, Napa Valley Tasting Room Visitation Comes in WavesWhat Are the Best-Selling Wines of the Pandemic?Virtual Tastings Will Continue for Trade but Not Consumers Post PandemicFrench Researchers Unlock a Secret to Wine Bitterness: Oak BarrelsIn Santa Barbara Battle Between Cannabis and Wine, Grand Jury Reprimands County SupervisorsNatural Wine’s (Inevitable, Problematic) Entry Into the ‘Wellness’ Industry Is HereCalifornia Farmworkers at Higher Risk of Contracting Coronavirus, Survey SaysPaper Beer, Wine and Spirits Bottles Are Becoming a RealityCalifornia Alcohol Beverage Control Agents Enforce Coronavirus OrdersProvence Winegrower Shot at with a Rifle for Spraying by NightBill and Cheryl Swanson Donate $1 Million to the Justin and J. Lohr Center for Wine and Viticulture at Cal PolySparkling Wine Growth Accelerate as Consumers Settled into New NormalToday’s Featured Video: Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Share Twitter Emailcenter_img Pinterest Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, July 31Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, July 31By Editor – July 31, 2020 200 0 Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Facebook Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

The Song that Never Ends

first_imgLet’s give the last word in this Mount Rushmore edition of he said/he said to Tiger Woods. It seems Sergio Garcia didn’t know all the facts. It turns out Woods did hear a marshal say that El Nino had already hit his second shot at the par-5 second hole early on Day 3 at The Players Championship. It also seems virtually certain that Woods could not see Garcia in the fairway when he pulled a club from his bag and approached his golf ball that was in the trees left of the second fairway. “From where (Woods) was there is no way he could have seen Sergio,” marshal John North told on Tuesday. We’ve seen the split-screen footage of this episode more times than the Zapruder film – Woods eying his lie and the trees ahead, Garcia poised over his ball, Woods slipping a head cover off a fairway wood which caused the crowd to react. The timing is all right there in HD quality. What has been open to viral, and sometimes vicious, debate for five days is what happened next. Author When Round 3 was suspended by Saturday’s storm, Garcia told Golf Channel’s Steve Sands: “I think he must have pulled a 5-wood or 3-wood out and obviously everybody started screaming, so that didn’t help very much. It was unfortunate. I try to respect everyone as much as possible out there. I try to be careful what I do to make sure it doesn’t bother the other players.” Woods responded when play ultimately ended in twilight on Saturday: “He doesn’t know all the facts. The marshal said he’d already hit and I pulled the club . . . I heard his comments afterwards. It’s not surprising he’s complaining about something.” But it was North – the chief marshal for the first, second and third holes at TPC Sawgrass last week – who turned the episode into a bona fide controversy, however unwittingly. “Nothing was said to us and we certainly said nothing to (Woods),” North told Sports Illustrated. “I was disappointed to hear him make those remarks. We’re there to help the players and enhance the experience of the fans. He was saying what was good for him. It lacked character.” On Tuesday night, however, North was not as certain that no marshal had advised Woods that Garcia had already played. Although he said he wasn’t misquoted by Sports Illustrated he did say his quotes were taken “slightly” out of context. “I didn’t want to impugn the character of Tiger Woods or the Sports Illustrated writer. I was just answering a hypothetical question,” said North, who has been a marshal at The Players for 30 years. “I cannot unequivocally say nothing was said (to Woods).” Less than 12 hours later, Brian Nedrich could equivocally say that Woods received the “all clear” from a marshal. “I was the one Tiger heard say that Sergio had hit,” Nedrich told the Florida Times-Union. While the timing remains somewhat unclear, Nedrich – who said he was 10 to 12 feet away from Woods – informed a fellow marshal that Garcia had played his second shot. “There was a lot going on, as usual, when Tiger plays,” he said. “Then, he’s trying to have the concentration he needs to win a tournament. It’s easy to get small details out of whack when things happen so fast.” At the risk of playing both judge and jury, the witness may step down, the case is dismissed. If this doesn’t clear up at least this portion of the controversy for the conspiracy theorist then nothing will. Although the timing is suspect, Woods heard the marshal say Garcia had already played. We’ve learned from this ugly episode that, in this case, it seems it is the marshals who needed a “Quiet, please” sign; and that the smallest amount of contrition could have gone a long way. Woods supporters say he did nothing wrong, therefore he had nothing to apologize for. While that may follow the letter of the law it does little to promote good will within the ropes and stretches the boundaries of courtesy. In this case, Woods accidently and inadvertently pulled a club while Garcia was preparing to hit and caused a distraction. Regardless of intent or culpability, a quick apology as the two headed up the second fairway may well have cut short a needless controversy. That, however, was never option. Not with this two-ball. “We didn’t do a lot of talking,” Woods said on Saturday when asked if he and Garcia discussed the incident. Woods and Garcia don’t like each other. In related news, the sun will set in the west. Still, would this issue not have faded like Saturday’s sunset had both players shown a modicum of civility? But then it’s hard to blame Woods for going lock-jaw considering Garcia’s take on the row on Sunday, some 24 hours after the fact. “I’m not going to lie, he’s not my favorite guy to play with,” Garcia told Sky Sports. “He’s not the nicest guy on Tour.” Passion is one thing, petulance is an entirely different animal. Competing personalities butt heads in all walks of life, but on Sunday, on Mother’s Day, the Spaniard violated a central theme of civilized society – he had nothing nice to say, and yet he kept talking.last_img read more

A6 gets the go ahead after environmentalist loses appeal

first_img Google+ A6 gets the go ahead after environmentalist loses appeal Facebook By News Highland – September 19, 2017 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows The court of appeal in Belfast has given the go ahead for roadworks to go ahead between Castledawson and Randallstown, with work expected to begin later this year.The works on the nine mile stretch of the A6 Derry Belfast Road had been challenged by an environmentalist on the basis of the potential impact on protected swans.In a statment, Foyle MP Elisha Mc Callion says the decision is a welcome one.When completed in 2019, she says journey times will be greatly reduced, and the North West will benefit economically. Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleBusinesses being urged to improve security after Letterkenny and Laghey break-insNext articleECJ Ruling Means Big Changes in Cross-Border VRT Regime – Harkin News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more