first_imgThe Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. His place in history was secure. He joined Tiger Woods as the only players to win back-to-back in the PGA Championship since it switched to stroke play in 1958. He became the only player to hold back-to-back titles in two majors at the same time.Four years ago, he had one PGA Tour title in his first full season as a full member. Now he has four majors out of the last eight he has played, a stretch not seen since Woods won seven out of 11 after capturing the 2002 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black.“I just don’t understand why he doesn’t do it more often,” said Rory McIlroy, who won his four majors in a span of 15. “He obviously gets into these mindsets of the majors, and he really goes and gets into a different state. You’d obviously have to ask him. But it’s awesome. It’s great to watch.”Woods twice won back to back in the PGA Championship, with tight battles in 1999 and 2000, comfortable wins in 2006 and 2007. Koepka was starting to draw comparisons with Woods for the way he obliterated the competition at Bethpage Black, much like Woods used to do.In the end, there were no style points, only the trophy.But that trophy spoke volumes.Even louder was the gallery, and it wasn’t always pretty. Koepka had a six-shot lead when he walked off the 11th fairway. When he walked up to the green on the par-3 14th, with his ball over the green and Koepka headed for a fourth straight bogey, the chants jarred him.They weren’t for him.“DJ! DJ! DJ!” the cheers rained down for Johnson, who was on his way to another birdie up ahead on the 15th hole to pull within one shot. Koepka says he was more shocked than he was nervous, but he heard them.“It’s New York. What do you expect when you’re half-choking it away,” he said. “I think I kind of deserved it. I’ve been to sporting events in New York. I know how it goes. I think it actually helped. It was at a perfect time because I was just thinking: ‘OK, I’ve got everybody against me. Let’s go.’” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Brooks Koepka reacts after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament, Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Brooks Koepka should know as well as anyone that nothing in golf comes easily.His well-documented journey to the PGA Tour took him to remote outposts like Kenya and Kazakhstan. Even after Koepka won a second straight U.S. Open last summer, which no one had done in 29 years, it didn’t seem enough to be the first name mentioned among the next generation of stars.ADVERTISEMENT Koepka said at the start of the week that majors are sometimes the easiest to win.This one should have been.It wasn’t.His seven-shot lead was down to one with four holes to play and the No. 1 player in the world — Dustin Johnson, his best friend in golf — was piecing together the best round of a final day in 25 mph gusts that made Bethpage Black as fearsome as ever.Koepka answered with all the right shots. Johnson faded with two bogeys. Koepka closed with a 4-over 74, the highest final round by a PGA champion in 15 years, and he didn’t care how it looked.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fendrich on Tennis: ‘Bienvenue a Paris,’ Serena Williams Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast MOST READ So he spent three days setting records at Bethpage Black in the PGA Championship — the first player to shoot 63 in consecutive years in the majors, the lowest 36-hole score in major championship history and a seven-shot lead, the largest ever for 54 holes in the PGA Championship.And then he endured the toughest day of his career Sunday, which turned into the most rewarding.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I’m glad I’ve got this thing sitting next to me,” Koepka said as he looked at the shiny Wanamaker Trophy. “It’s very satisfying, this one. This is definitely the most satisfying of all the ones I’ve won.”Moments earlier, after he turned a potential meltdown into the kind of clutch play that has defined his career, Koepka draped his muscular arms around the top of the trophy and let out a deep sigh from stress and satisfaction, and then he smiled. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college And off he went — a powerful drive down the 15th fairway that set up a par he desperately need, an even better drive down the 16th hole, the hardest at Bethpage Black during the final round because the wind was whipping into his face.That’s where Johnson lost all momentum, without doing much wrong. He hit a 5-iron from 194 into the fan — he though about 4-iron because he wasn’t sure 5-iron would get to the green — and was stunned when it one-hopped into the rough. He chipped to 7 feet and missed the par putt, and then went long on the par-3 17th, caught another nasty lie and made another bogey.“I gave it a run,” Johnson said after his 69. “That’s all you can ask for.”It’s more than Koepka would have wanted. But he has the trophy, the one that caused the most stress and brought the most satisfaction. No sooner was the PGA Championship over that Koepka was installed as a 5-1 favorite to win the U.S. Open.No one has won three straight U.S. Open titles since Willie Anderson in 1905. That might be all the motivation Koepka needs. View commentslast_img read more

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#Admin#Augmented Reality#Features#Reports#web richard macmanus The report is divided into three parts. PART 1: The AR Market Defined – provides a succinct introduction to Augmented Reality (AR), its history, current size, how fast it is scaling and key players in the market. PART 2: AR Supplier Profiles – profiles 10 leading companies specializing in the development of Augmented Reality applications for their clients. PART 3: Summarizes results of a survey of AR developers providing insight on key controversies in the field, project requirements, cost categories and duration of development. Survey of Experienced DevelopersThe survey of experienced developers included in the report has unearthed some information about AR implementations that you won’t be able to get anywhere else. How important is it for companies to use existing AR browsers as opposed to building their own stand-alone mobile AR apps? Hidden costs associated with AR app development. Developer experience requirements for AR app development. Timeline for development of AR apps. Total cost and cost break down for developing a Webcam AR project. When live video processing will be enabled on popular mobile phones? This is critical for the next stage of AR, because it will allow for apps that are responsive to what’s actually being looked at instead of just what’s expected to be in a given location. Also check out our other ReadWriteWeb Premium Reports, which will give you a competitive advantage by enabling you to understand key Web trends such as The Real-Time Web and its Future, and The Guide to Online Community Management.Keep an eye out for our next Premium report coming soon, which will cover best practices for location data acquisition and user privacy! Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… We’re pleased to announce ReadWriteWeb’s latest premium report, Augmented Reality for Marketers and Developers: Analysis of the Leaders, the Challenges and the Future. This report will help you develop a sophisticated understanding of Augmented Reality (AR), the mobile and web technology that places data on top of a user’s view of the physical world. The research included will help you decrease your AR development time to market by learning from the first wave of early adopters. AR offers a new marketing and product paradigm for a high impact, high value customer experience. More than 1,000 AR campaigns were kicked-off last year and we expect to see many more in 2010. In this report, we profile key AR development companies, their campaigns as well as development lessons learned.Want a quick visual introduction to Augmented Reality? Check out the following video from our friends at Common Craft, just released today and available for licensing from their website. Ready to jump into the nitty gritty of AR for marketing your company’s product? That’s what our report is for.Here’s what you’ll find in ReadWriteWeb’s latest report. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

first_imgBradie Tennell, foreground, poses after winning the women’s free skate event with second place finisher Mirai Nagasu, left, third place finisher Karen Chen, second from right, and fourth place finisher Ashley Wagner at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)SAN JOSE, Calif. — Rising star Bradie Tennell’s near-perfect free skate Friday night earned her a national title and almost certainly a spot on the U.S. team for next month’s Olympics.Tennell was spotless in the short program two days ago, then as the final skater in the long program she didn’t miss a trick under tremendous pressure. Her top competitors, Mirai Nagasu and Karen Chen, already had put down superb routines.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH The three women headed to the Pyeongchang Games will be announced Saturday.After overpowering the entry and two-footing the triple axel that no other American woman tries, Nagasu hit six triple jumps, including a loop in the final seconds of a stirring program. She was so moved by her performance that she broke out in tears and covered her face, trying to gain control of the emotions that often had betrayed her in critical moments.She was still crying in, appropriately, the kiss and cry area when the marks showed Nagasu she had shattered her personal best by nearly 20 points with a 213.84.Chen’s big season last year had not translated into achievement this campaign. She put those struggles to an icy death with a superb showing that had one flaw toward the end. She, too, was overcome by tears for a 198.59 score.Tennell made it a trio of tears with her career best of 219.51.  A long shot heading into the season, Tennell announced herself as an Olympic team threat with a third place at Skate America. Hardly ice shattering, but she ratcheted up everything for nationals.ADVERTISEMENT “I just had to keep calm and focus on what I knew I could do,” Tennell said. “There’s the initial butterflies, but I kind of start to lose myself and keep going.“It’s indescribable to me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingNagasu, U.S. champ 10 years ago, capped a sensationally sweet comeback with a flowing performance to finish second, virtually assuring a spot in next month’s Olympics — a berth she was denied four years ago by the selection committee. That position for Sochi was given to Ashley Wagner, who had finished fourth, one spot behind Nagasu, but had a better overall record.Chen, the defending champion, was third and Wagner was fourth. Wagner had the crowd going for most of her energetic routine, but a flawed lutz as her final jump was costly. She responded to the fans with a deep bow when she finished, yet was shaking her head “no” when her marks were posted.Earlier, favorites Maia and Alex Shibutani outdistanced their top competition in the short dance. The free dance is Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Dutertecenter_img BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Lyle scores career-high 26 as Nuggets beat Jazz 99-91 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgAlexander-Arnold recovering quickly reveals Liverpool boss Kloppby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is recovering quickly from a knock sustained against Napoli, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed. The 20-year-old missed Sunday’s win over Manchester United and will also miss Friday’s clash with Wolves.”It actually looks surprisingly good,” said Klopp. “I think Wolves will still be a bit too early but after that, they told me we can think about him.”But for that, he needs to train. So far he didn’t train but the pain goes down second by second, which is good, and then in the moment when he can deal with it, he is on the pitch, and in the moment he is on the pitch we’ll make a decision.”But it looks good for Trent.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgFoden won’t follow duo out of Man Cityby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Phil Foden is confident his career can be fulfilled by staying put.Foden, who signed a £30,000-a-week deal last month which keeps him at the club until 2024, has seen Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) and Brahim Diaz (Real Madrid) leave the club in the last 18 months.“We’ve got the best set of players and the best staff so I’m in the right position,” he said. “I’m learning off them every day, so I couldn’t be in a better place.”With regard to Diaz and Sancho, he added: “It’s up to them, really – they have gone their separate ways, and everyone has their own plan, in what they want to do, so fair play to them. Everyone is different, and I see myself playing here. It’s up to them, really.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgSource = TravelManagers Australia Tauck River Cruisingbook your Tauck river cruise here TravelManagers’ personal travel manager Kathy Myatt boards MS Inspire for a seven night Tauck cruise adventure exploring Switzerland, France and AmsterdamPersonal Travel Manager Experiences Tauck River Cruising – The Verdict 10 out of 10To say TravelManagers’ personal travel manager Kathy Myatt had an exciting start upon joining the company, really is quite an understatement.Myatt, the Queensland based representative for Karalee, attended her first business function the Tauck World Discovery brochure launch a couple of weeks after joining TravelManagers, and this is where the story begins.The opulence and attention to detail of MS Inspire is easy to seeFollowing the brochure launch presentation Tauck did a prize draw for a European river cruise. Myatt hadn’t given a second thought when she was asked for her business card on arrival but was excited to think one of her colleagues had won the major prize, when a TravelManagers personal travel manager was called out as being the winner. The winner of a European river cruise for two was Myatt herself.“Being my first TravelManagers’ outing I was eager to meet and chat with my new colleagues. Everyone was so welcoming and I was enjoying having a wine when I heard TravelManagers being called out. Excitedly I said to those around me ‘it could be you, how exciting’, never believing in my wildest dreams it was me, even when they called my name out! I had to ask someone standing next to me to pinch me,” laughs Myatt.Myatt and her husband have recently returned from enjoying the ‘Romantic Rhine – Basel to Amsterdam’ river cruise prize and she cannot speak highly enough about their experience.“We had the most wonderful time. The cruise directors and every member of the crew were so accommodating, you could tell they truly cared about their guests. From the overall opulence of the ship, first class facilities and five star meals to the interesting shore excursions provided, every day was magical. One day the chef went on shore returning to whip up afternoon tea from local delights she had purchased. It’s the little things and extra touches that make the experience such an incredible and memorable one.”The passion Tauck has for its products and genuine service resonated well with Myatt.“I experienced this sincerity of service first hand, the staff bend over backwards to please, it doesn’t matter whether you were a high flyer, travel consultant or someone who saved for their holiday of a lifetime, everyone got the same five-star treatment. This is the same philosophy I have as a personal travel manager, to ensure all of my clients get unparalleled service and experience.”Myatt believes the cruise offers extremely good value for money for clients.“Everything except personal items and optional services are included in the cruise price so clients don’t need to worry about a large bill at the end of their holiday. I managed to get through the entire cocktail list and enjoyed a fair few cookies and specialty coffees which my waistline will attest to,” says Myatt with a smile.Tauck, through Travel the World’s representation, is a long established TravelManagers’ partner supplier.Executive General Manager – Michael Gazal“We have worked with Tauck for many years and we are thrilled the company has recently invested in a direct presence for the Australian market with the opening of a Sydney office. Our personal travel managers gain huge value from having one-on-one time with the suppliers, which is why these type of product updates and on the ground representation works so well,” says Michael Gazal, TravelManagers Executive General Manager.Sharon Hando from Tauck knows personal experience is the only way to truly sell a product with confidence.“We were thrilled to reward one personal travel manager with an opportunity to experience one of our river cruising products for themselves, knowing they would become an even more passionate supporter. We love working with TravelManagers’ personal travel managers and look forward to an ever closer relationship now we have representation on the ground in Australia that really shows our commitment to this growing market.”For more information or to speak to someone confidentially about TravelManagers please contact Suzanne Laister on 1800 019 599.About TravelManagers TravelManagers operates in all Australian States and is a wholly owned subsidiary of House of Travel, Australasia’s largest independent travel company which has a forecast turnover of $1.5 billion for 2015. TravelManagers is a sister company to Hoot Holidays, also owned by House of Travel, and has more than 490 personal travel managers throughout Australia with a dedicated support team at the company’s national partnership office in Sydney. TravelManagers places all customer money in a dedicated and audited Client Trust Account which is separate from the general business accounts, ensuring client funds are only used for client purchases. TravelManagers Australiabecome a PTM today by clicking herelast_img read more