first_imgDOHA, Qatar – Eddie Pepperell, Gregory Havret, and Aaron Rai made the most of calm early morning conditions at Doha Golf Club to set the pace in the opening round of the Qatar Masters at 7-under-par 65 on Thursday. Havret went bogey free, Pepperell made one bogey and eight birdies, while fellow English golfer Rai eagled his last hole to add to five birdies. One shot behind the leaders were four players, including former Ryder Cup player Edoardo Molinari of Italy and former champion Alvaro Quiros of Spain. Defending champion Jeunghun Wang of South Korea started with a 68, and Race to Dubai leader Shubhankar Sharma of India shot 69 despite a double bogey on the 15th hole. Full-field scores from the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Pepperell, who is fast gaining a reputation on the European Tour for his irreverent tweets and meaningful blogs, showed his clubs can also do an equal amount of talking after missing cuts in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Malaysia. Pepperell birdied Nos. 10, 11, 14, 16 and 18 with a single blemish on 13 after starting on the back nine. He made three more birdies on his back nine. He was joined on top of the leaderboard by Havret, who made five birdies in six holes from the sixth, and Rai, who eagled the last. ”I surprised myself, really,” said Pepperell, who finished third in Portugal and Netherlands last year. ”I’ve made some changes this week with personnel, so I’ve been working on a couple of new things and I surprised myself out there with how well I managed to trust it. ”I hit some quality tee shots, that’s the area I feel that I’ve been struggling with a bit lately. We had a good time. ”It’s definitely a bigger picture for me this week than tomorrow and indeed the weekend. I’m not overly-fussed about my early season form.” Molinari, a three-time champion on the tour including last year in Morocco, started with eight straight pars, and then made seven birdies in his last 10 holes, including a chip-in for birdie on the last. ”I hit every green apart from the last one. I hit a lot of fairways, I had a lot of chances for birdie,” said Edoardo, the older brother of Francesco. ”Last week in Oman, I had a decent week, I had a bad first round and then three very good rounds. It’s been the case for the last few weeks so my focus this week was to try and get a good start.” Oliver Fisher of England was the best among the afternoon groups with a 6-under 66, joining Molinari, Quiros and Germany’s Marcel Schneider in a tie for fourth.last_img read more

first_img1:17 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List 1:17Starting Monday, DeKalb County will pick up residential garbage, recycling and yard trimmings only once a week. The county says getting rid of twice a week service will save up to $6 million a year and prevent the need for a rate hike for customers. South DeKalb resident Cheryl Cherry-Hill said her personal garbage bins fill up twice a week, but she’s also unhappy about the change for other reasons.“If I’m giving them the same amount of money and they’re giving me less service, what kind of deal is that?” Cherry-Hill said.DeKalb residents currently pay $265 a year for trash collection. Because of the consolidated service, the fee will stay the same.    Some of Cherry-Hill’s neighbors, including Jacqueline Verity, have been part of a once-a-week collection pilot program. “I love it,” Verity said. “I just have to haul it down there once a week instead of twice a week.” Weekly collection is standard in most metro Atlanta communities. Billy Malone of the DeKalb Sanitation Department said once-a-week pickup reduces confusion about what days to bring the trash to the curb.“Basically, we’re playing catch-up,” Malone said. “Most of the communities have gone to once a week using roll-carts years ago. It’s kind of like we’ve been doing this for so long, ‘Why change it if it’s not broken?’ mentality.”  According to a survey by Kennesaw State University, 85 percent of those in the pilot program said they like it too. Malone said that in addition to saving the county money, about 120 employees will be reassigned.“We’re going to have dedicated litter collection crews in each of the commission districts,” Verity said. “We’ve never had that before.” Residents also will get a green garbage can and blue recycling bin from the county. Residents can upgrade to a larger bin for a one-time $15 fee.  Related Stories Share Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility For Whom The Bell Rings ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

first_imgAT the inaugural Linden Games, held over the past weekend in the mining town, Michael Anthony shone the brightest in the cycling events.In the 15-lap feature race of the Games, Anthony held off a quality field of cyclists to prevail. He stuck with the lead pack for the entire race and powered his way to first place with Silvio Innis coming in second.Orville Hinds settled for third, Jornel Yearwood fourth, Oneil Rose fifth and Raphael Albert sixth.Meanwhile, in the Senior Male eight-lap event Anthony recorded another win crossing the finish line ahead of Orville Hinds who was second and Silvio Innis third.Over in the Juniors event, also eight laps, Christopher Cornelius was first with a dominant ride while Denzil Huntley came second and Oneil Rose finished third.Andy Spencer was the best veteran cyclist in that category’s eight-lap race while Nigel London settled for second place.The Linden Games began with the table tennis championship (East vs West) last Friday at the Mackenzie High School auditorium.On Saturday the Bayroc Community Centre ground hosted the Male and Female (East vs West) cricket, while the East vs West basketball competition was played at the Mackenzie Sports Club hard court.On Sunday the Watooka Pool saw action in the East vs West swimming competition while the cycling was contested within the Central Mackenzie Circle.last_img read more

first_img SHOW jumping team manager Robert Splaine this evening (Tuesday) named his team of four to represent Ireland at the European Show Jumping Championships, which begin on Wednesday in Aachen, Germany.In what may be an historic week for the sport, Splaine is counting on his four riders and horses to book a place for their country at the Rio Olympics by finishing in the top three of those nations not already qualified.However, Irish hopes are high as Splaine has named three of the riders and two of the horses that scooped the Aga Khan Cup at Dublin this month after a gap of three years.The Investec Irish team at Aachen will line out as:Denis Lynch (39) from Tipperary with All Star 5(owned by Thomas Straumann)Bertram Allen (20) from Wexford with Molly Malone V(owned by Ballywalter Farms)Greg Broderick (29) from Tipperary with MHS Going Global (ISH) (owned by Caledonia Stables)Cian O’Connor (36) from Meath with Good Luck (owned by Adena Springs)Ireland’s fifth man on the squad, Offaly’s Darragh Kenny with Caroline E. Loyd’s Sans Soucis Z, will be able to compete in the non-championship classes at Aachen.The Irish team has been drawn 18th to jump of 22 nations taking part tomorrow.The European team competition features four riders per nation and the event consists of three rounds – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with Wednesday’s being based on time only (for each fence down, four faults are added to riders’ time). Faults are carried forward from each day to the next, and in all rounds – as in standard Nations’ Cups – a team can discard the score of the rider with the highest faults. The Team final takes place on Friday and  the Individual final will take place on Sunday.Ireland last won the European show jumping championships in 2001 at Arnhem in the Netherlands. 19 August 2015, 14:45 Latest scores: European Show Jumping Championships Home  »  Disciplines News  »  Showjumping News  »  Splaine names Investec Irish team for tomorrow’s vital European Championships Splaine names Investec Irish team for tomorrow’s vital European Championships 20 August 2015, 18:26 Ireland makes it through to European Championship Team Final 18 August 2015, 19:50 Download the 2015 European Show Jumping Championship rules here  Related news storiescenter_img The Irish team for the European Show Jumping Championships 20 August 2015, 15:45 Latest scores: European Show Jumping Championships 19 August 2015, 17:52 Ireland still in Olympic hunt after first day of European championships 31 May 2015, 20:36 Aachen sees another win for Bertram Allen 10 August 2015, 23:38 Splaine names Investec squad for European Championships at Aachen Tags: Aachen, bertram allen, cian o’connor, darragh kenny, denis lynch, european championships, Greg Broderick, Robert Splaine last_img read more

first_img Related Freeform/Phillippe Bosse(NEW YORK) — No devils wearing Prada here. Freeform’s new show about the fashion magazine industry, The Bold Type, is more about empowering women rather than tearing them down Miranda Priestly-style.The series, which premieres tonight, follows three young women working their way up the masthead at the fictional Scarlet magazine. It’s based on the experiences of former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles, who executive produces the show.“What I felt was that the fashion world was misrepresented as if everybody was a b**** in it, and actually, that was not my experience of working either with female bosses or with people in fashion,” Coles tells ABC Radio. “It does everybody a disservice if we think that women are terrible bosses.”Melora Hardin plays Coles’ on-screen counterpart, Scarlet editor-in-chief Jacqueline Carlyle. She says playing a highly successful-yet-still-supportive boss is what drew her to the role.“I think it is so important for young women to see women of power on television that are holding up lots of balls in the air, doing it very successfully,” she says. “Every woman that I know in my life is succeeding in multiple areas.”That empowerment translated off camera, too. The show’s cast of young women — Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy — all looked to Hardin as a role model.“We have the most wonderful cast, very, very funny, lively, and I think what I can say is how much they enjoyed working with Melora on set,” Coles says. “I mean, they all held a candle to [her].”The two-hour series premiere of The Bold Type premieres at 9 p.m. ET tonight on Freeform.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more