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Charley Hull to boost girls’ golf

first_img17 Feb 2014 Charley Hull to boost girls’ golf Teenage golf sensation Charley Hull will raise the profile of girls’ golf when she plays an exhibition match this Friday at Rutland County Golf Club, near Stamford in Lincolnshire. Charley, 17, was an England international before turning professional and joining the Ladies European Tour – becoming the 2013 rookie of the year and a star of Europe’s winning Solheim Cup team (image LET). She will partner another 17-year-old for the match: the club’s lady champion and county girls’ team captain, Imogen Huxley. Imogen, who joined the club as an eight-year-old, plays off four handicap and is currently studying for her A levels. She was the club’s only girl member until Rutland County recently launched a scholarship scheme offering tuition and membership to four boys and four girls. The exhibition match has been arranged to raise the profile of girls’ golf. Club owner George Lowe commented: “We are trying to highlight the opportunities in golf that exist for any young girl willing to put in the time and effort. We wish to try and correct the very poor up-take of golf in this group and have been very fortunate in gaining Charley’s support in our efforts to do so.” Before the match Charley will visit Casterton Business Enterprise College where Rutland County has provided, and maintains, a six-hole putting green for students. Those who show interest in the game are offered coaching and free membership of the club’s Par 3 academy course. The match itself will start at 10.30am and spectators are welcome. After lunch Charley will take a question and answer session before formally opening the club’s Tiger Tots play yard, where young children can have a go at golf.last_img read more

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Talented squad takes aim on French U21 title

first_img A squad of six talented young players will represent England in the French U21 women’s championship. They are Lianna Bailey of Leicestershire & Rutland; Sammy Fuller of Surrey; Eloise Healey, Sophie Lamb and Hollie Muse of Lancashire; and Bel Wardle of Cheshire. The reserve is Annabel Bailey of Leicestershire & Rutland. The championship take place at St Cloud Golf Club from 24-28 March and the team will warm up for the challenge with a match against France. When the tournament gets underway, all competitors will play two stroke play qualifying rounds. The leading 32 players go forward to the matchplay for the Esmond Trophy and the next 16 players, who are aged U18, will qualify for the Cartier Trophy matchplay. The players: Lianna Bailey, 19, (Kirby Muxloe) was second amateur at the 2015 WPGA International Challenge on the LET Access Series. She also had top ten finishes in the English and Welsh stoke play championships and in a number of top 36-hole scratch events. (Image © Leaderboard Photography). Sammy Fuller, 16, (Roehampton) helped England win both the girls’ and women’s Home Internationals. She tied for the Irish U18 stroke play and this year she scored a record seventh win in the Florida Junior International Championship. Eloise Healey, 18 (West Lancashire) was in the winning England team at the girls’ Home Internationals. She was sixth in the British women’s stroke play, eighth in the English girls’ championship, qualified fourth in the English women’s matchplay and tied 10th in the Helen Holm Scottish stroke play. Sophie Lamb, 18, (Clitheroe) was in England’s winning team at the women’s Home Internationals. She was runner-up in the 2015 England Girls’ Order of Merit and sixth on the women’s table. She was also runner-up in the ANNIKA Invitational Europe 2015 in Sweden. She was England’s leading scorer in the recent Portuguese Amateur, finishing 21st. Hollie Muse, 16 (West Lancashire) was also in England’s successful teams at the 2015 girls’ and women’s Home Internationals. Last season she also won the Scottish U16 championship and The Leveret and was third in the St Rule Trophy, sixth in the European Young Masters and seventh in the German girls’ championship. Bel Wardle, 16, (Prestbury) has previously represented England at U16 level and made the cut in the recent Portuguese women’s amateur championship. Last season she was 10th in the British women’s stroke play and was fourth in both the Liphook Scratch Cup and the Pleasington Putter. Annabel Bailey, 17, (Kirby Muxloe) is an England girl international. She and Lianna are sisters. 18 Feb 2016 Talented squad takes aim on French U21 title last_img read more

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ThurstonTalk is Hiring – Associate Editor

first_imgThurstonTalk is expanding!  We’re looking for a creative, independent thinker to join our editorial team.  Primary responsibilities will include distributing content via social media, coordinating content and editing copy.More important than someone’s technical skills is the candidate’s ability to integrate into our team.  Here are our five beliefs that guide our decision making and publishing calendar.We are ignited by a passion for community.We believe in living in a place that we all are proud to call “home.”We connect people to the positive things happening in town.We are cheerleaders for dynamic, vibrant, supportive communities.We find joy in building community social networks.Job Requirements:Proven knowledge of multiple social media platforms including, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and PinterestAbility to clearly communicate a message through email, social media, and verbal conversationsPrevious experience interfacing with customersProven initiative to get tasks completed independentlyExperience working as a team to problem solve and create solutionsSincere passion for sharing positive storiesIf you share these beliefs and have the resume to back up the job requirements, drop us an email with your resume.  Please include a 200-word writing sample about how ThurstonTalk connects the community.  Resumes and writing samples can be sent to submit@thurstontalk.com by Monday, March 10. Facebook164Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Saint Martin’s Abbey Announces a $500,000 Challenge Matching Gift to Science…

first_imgFacebook13Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversitySaint Martin’s Abbey has announced that it will make an additional $500,000 challenge matching gift towards Saint Martin’s University’s Science Initiative, a campaign to build a new 30,000-square-foot classroom and laboratory facility that will house its growing natural and physical science programs. So far the University has raised $8.31 million of the projected budget of $10 million. This will be the third gift for the Abbey in support of the Science Initiative, bringing their total commitments to $1.7 million.“This new gift paves the way for future growth and is an opportunity to tie the Abbey’s mission more closely to the University’s mission,” shared Abbot Neal Roth, OSB, major superior of Saint Martin’s Abbey and chancellor of Saint Martin’s University. “This signifies an incentive to attract others to support the University’s mission and help us work together to bring this campaign to a close.”The University hopes to break ground for the new science building in 2018, with plans to open the building for classes by Fall 2019.The Science Initiative follows Saint Martin’s successful Engineering Initiative, which led to the construction of two new buildings for its Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering: the Platinum LEED-rated 27,000-square-foot Cebula Hall in 2013 and the 17,363-square-foot Panowicz Foundry for Innovation in 2016.Since 2013, Saint Martin’s University has experienced marked growth in enrollment across all of its STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) departments. The civil and mechanical engineering programs have seen a 30 percent increase in students. This has led to a greater demand for mathematics and physics classes, which are prerequisites for engineering. In addition, biology majors have grown to represent ten percent of all University students and the chemistry department is at its highest enrollment ever.The new science building will include laboratories, classrooms, collaborative research spaces and offices. It will be strategically located near Cebula Hall and adjacent to the Panowicz Foundry for Innovation, which houses engineering, computer and industrial labs, creating a STEM complex at the core of the campus.“Saint Martin’s University is blessed to have the Abbey as its sponsor,” said Saint Martin’s University President Roy Heynderickx, Ph.D. “This gift and past gifts by the Abbey for our Science Initiative is true recognition of the importance of investment in STEM students for our greater community. The Abbey is an excellent example to all of us to live and give with heart.”For more information about the Science Initiative, including the Abbey’s challenge matching gift and other ways to support the campaign, contact Saint Martin’s Office of Institutional Advancement at advancement@stmartin.edu or 360-438-4366, or visit www.stmartin.edu/science-initiative.Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 25 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.last_img read more

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Navesink Arts Center Housed in Former Library Site

first_imgBy John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – Paul and Lori Renick have been working hard to make sure the building that was home to the public library branch – and continues to be for the Monmouth Players – gets a second act.“Our goal is to see this as a performing arts/visual arts center,” said Paul Renick of the former Navesink branch library at 149 Monmouth Ave.Since March, when the township’s library system closed all three of its branches, the Renicks have been working with the not-for-profit foundation that owns and maintains the structure to establish the Navesink Arts Center.Paul and Lori Renick beneath the recently cleaned portrait of Herman Duryea. It was Duryea’s foundation that built the Navesink building where the couple is establishing the Navesink Arts Center. The Highlands couple, who operate a carpentry business and have been long active with the Monmouth Players community theater group, have been working and overseeing the work at the site. The work includes new carpets – the first since 1989; a new paint job, the first in more than 20 years; refurbishing the existing tin ceiling; and general cleanup work to get the building in shape for the Monmouth Players community theater troupe’s season. That’s all happening as they move forward with plans to formally establish the arts center.The site is now hosting the Monmouth Players production of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs (running Oct. 18-20 and 26-27 and Nov. 2). It’s the first of four shows the company is producing this season. The Navesink Arts Center will also feature performances by local singer/songwriters on Nov. 16; and an art exhibit/sale being presented by the Beauregard Fine Art gallery, Rumson.In the future, the Renicks and the arts center will be working with the Navesink School, the K-3 grade school next door, and its parent-teacher organization to establish an art program for the students.“I don’t want just arts and crafts,” Lori Renick said. “I want real art classes … There are some real talented kids out there.”She hopes the arts center will be able to nurture that talent.The building was completed by the Duryea Foundation in 1917 in memory of its founder, Herman B. Duryea, a sportsman and thoroughbred racehorse breeder. The foundation operated the site as a cultural and community center that had a lending library – the first in Middle­town and one of the first in the state – and had tennis courts which still exist, plus a gymnasium and auditorium and even a bowling alley in its lower level, according to Michael Winchell, president of the board of directors for the Duryea-Navesink Library Association.The Duryea Foundation merged with the Navesink Library Association in 1994, establishing the new 501(c) 3, not-for-profit organization.The purpose of the foundation and its building was to be available for “social, literary, artistic and educational activities,” Winchell said.The foundation allowed the township to operate the branch library at the building, starting in 1959 with the township paying $1 a year until closing the branch in March. The township’s parks and recreation department also used the site’s tennis courts until about 10 years ago, Winchell said.Lori and Paul Renick have been involved with the Mon­mouth Players since 1993, with Paul serving as its president since 1997. The group has been putting on productions for 60 years, initially at Rumson’s Bingham Hall, then Red Bank Catholic High School and the Leonardo grammar school, before settling in at the Duryea house 57 years ago, Paul Renick said.Neither of the Renicks had a background – or even an interest – in theater when asked if they would like to help the Monmouth Players mount a production. They started by assisting with set building, then did some acting and now Paul directs some shows. “I’m a frustrated artist,” he said. “It’s my way to paint a picture.”Other than an endowment that is used for the building’s upkeep, the Monmouth Players is the only way the site generates revenue at this time – at least until a fuller slate of programs can be developed, Winchell said. The Duryea-Navesink Library Association and theater group are now discussing a merger to establish the long-term financial health of the site, he said.On the financial front, Paul Renick said he hasn’t and doesn’t plan to seek any government assistance for what he and his wife hope to do, believing the arts center can be self-sustaining. “I don’t want to be encumbered by their rules or politics,” he stressed.The site will eventually be available to the public with the former library space being dedicated as a community reading room with books available and a children’s area that will host storytime and other programs. The area also could be used as an alternative performance space that will hopefully generate some additional revenue, Lori Renick said.Further plans look toward removing the two rear tennis courts and developing a community art garden, consisting of sculptures and a winding path leading to a tranquil garden area, Lori Renick said. Those plans, however, are “crazy ambitious,” and will have to wait for a couple of years, she conceded.For now the work at the Navesink Arts Center is about continuing with the cleaning and hosting the show, they said.last_img read more

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LVR opens hardcourt season with silver showing in Silver City

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers opened the 2013-14 High School Boy’s Basketball season with a second-place finish at the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks Invitational Tournament Saturday in Trail.Kalamalka Lakers of Vernon outlasted the Bombers 80-55 in the tourney final.”Kal exposed our man to man defense which needs work,” said Bomber rookie head coach Jeremy Phelan.”Everyone was picking up unnecessary foul calls and had to be sat.””The game was close up to this point where the bench players had to come into the rotation,” Phelan added.Kalamalka held leads of18-10 after first quarter; 35-21 at half and 59-37 after three quarters.”Tobin stepped up his game from the previous day and was more effective against Kal,” Phelan explained. “He scored 14 points but was hampered with foul trouble throughout the game and was player of the game for us.”Bjorn Morris also had 14 points for the Bombers while Ethan Perkins finished with eight points along with a number of steals leading to fast break points.Josh Matosevic again showed he belongs on the senior squad, playing big minutes and scoring seven points.LVR opened the four-team tournament by stopping host Crowe Hawks 53-35.Morris, named player of the game, led the Bombers with 14 points — 12 in the second half.LVR held period leads of 8-7 after one quarter, 23-14 at half and 38-23 after three quarters.Avery Kushner led the Bombers with his strong play.LVR then bounced School District rival Mount Sentinel  Wildcats 58-31.Perkins, Morris and Matosevic were tops scorers for LVR witih eight, 15 and 10 points, respectively.”Everyone got on the scoresheet again, but Mount Sentinel zoned us an we had trouble running our offense.”last_img read more

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SAN CARLOS STAKES QUOTES (SATURDAY MARCH 12, 2016)

first_imgTRAINER QUOTES PETER EURTON, KOBE’S BACK, WINNER: Did you see how he came out of the gate? He broke too fresh, and that was good. He’s just good right now. He’s the best he’s been in so long. Gary hustled him a little bit and then he kind of let him fall back.”“He’ll probably run next at Churchill Downs on Derby Day (May 7 in the Churchill Downs Stakes at seven furlongs).” TYLER BAZE, COASTLINE, SECOND: “I had a beautiful trip. I didn’t really know how much he would eat the dirt, but I watched the replays from his dirt races and it looked like he had handled dirt in the face just fine. I really kind of let him run his race. I wanted to be patient with him going from six and a half down the hill to seven eighths, I think the distance is never a question with him, but I wanted to make sure I timed it right – especially when I had to thread the needle through a haystack. He ran really good.” JOCKEY QUOTES FLAVIEN PRAT, CALCULATOR, THIRD: “I had a good race, he [Calculator] had his shot and he was a little bit aggressive on the back side. That’s my only regret but overall, we had a good trip. He’s a good horse and he’s going to improve anyway so I’m happy with that race.” GARY STEVENS, KOBE’S BACK, WINNER: “It was the best he’s ever broken. I’ve been aboard him in a couple of workouts in the mornings, before his last race and again last week and there have been a few times that he’s wanted to go after horses in front of him and I’ve let him. What I found out is that he’s not only a great stretch runner but he’s a good turn runner. And that wasn’t the case last year. With a little time off and the addition of blinkers he seems a lot more focused.“He’s running on the turn so he’s gaining ground and doesn’t have to work so hard in the stretch. It gives me a lot of confidence. I knew at the half-mile pole that they were all in deep water and that’s a pretty good feeling.”“Pete’s got him figured out.” NOTES: The winning owners Lee and Susan Searing of Rancho Cucamonga who race as C R K Stable.last_img read more

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